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Do you often feel taken advantage of when you help others? If you feel drained emotionally, it is time to take back your power!
First of all, no one can take away your power unless you give them permission to do so. If you give them permission, it may be because you feel undeserving of love. This can occur if you are running on old dysfunctional programs you learned while in a hypnagogic state when young. When in this state, you unconsciously accepted what you learned from others. Maybe you were told that you were unlovable or that you would never amount to anything! These kinds of programs can sabotage your ability to live a healthy life. To reverse the damage, you have to unlearn anything that is unproductive, and heal from traumas that have helped to form your personality. To do this you can reprogram your subconscious mind to rewire your brain for success.
To help you on your journey toward personal success, it is also important to learn about energy and how your choices affect your life. Within you is an inner guidance system geared to attract the people, places, and opportunities that match what you are all about! What you attract helps to shape your reality in either a negative or positive way. It is up to you to have the courage to make choices that resonate with the integrity of your higher self. High vibrational energy choices help to build a strong foundation upon which to construct a life that is healthy and balanced. However, no matter what out-pictures in your life, everything is in Divine right order. So, resist the urge to judge yourself or others!
If your life is out of balance, shift toward accepting yourself just as you are and embody unconditional love for yourself and others. Then, begin again knowing that your life is perfect in its imperfection. Why? Because in my way of thinking, since God is all powerful and all that exists, then everything that manifests is a cell in the body of God, the life force energy of all creation. Meaning that, all life is God’s life, uniquely expressed individually through you and me, in a unity consciousness. What you do to others, you are inexplicably doing to yourself. So treat others the way you would want to be treated! If you don’t, there will be karma to pay!
Time waits for no one, and if you squander your life currency on people who are disrespectful and don’t appreciate you, you are “not loving” what God has created…the people in your life and especially, YOU! When in any kind of negative reactionary confrontation, teach individuals how to treat you by thanking them for their suggestions and then excuse yourself. In this way you do not disrespect yourself by participating in conversations that are filled with sarcasm, anger, aggression, and cynicism, etc.
When you bow out, you are doing them a favor by setting them free to heal in their own time. It is impossible to change anyone and it is not your responsibility to do so. No matter how much you love and care for others, you can’t force them to love or appreciate you.
There is no problem if you desire to help others who are having a difficult time helping themselves. However, you must release all expectations as to what you believe should manifest in their lives. If you become attached to what you think you should receive for your good works, your intentions are not pure and are made from a conditional space that is selfish in nature. This kind of action is self-serving and can sabotage your efforts.
If out of insecurity you allow others to take advantage of your good nature and the benefits of such behavior, you may be unintentionally making the choice to be a doormat for others to wipe their feet upon. When you do this, you are allowing others to disregard your value as a human being. In reality, you are not a victim. You only have yourself to blame for not believing in yourself and for permitting them to drain you of your life force energy. When you allow others to disrespect you, you are giving away your power!
To regain your self-respect and personal power, make all your choices for the highest good of all concerned. When you honor the people you connect with, they will respond to you in a similar fashion. If for some reason they don’t, do them a favor and set them free to learn their own lessons. When people fail to treat you with kindness, they are disconnected from the source and reacting rather than communicating in a genuine thoughtful manner. Happiness is an inside job that can only be realized when you live true to your values and personal truth.
No matter what appears in your life, choose to see it as a blessing rather than a curse. Then, embrace the energy that wells up within you to become proactive and empowered. Feel the pain of personal growth and use it to push you into taking the action steps necessary to live in alignment with your authentic self.
What manifests is determined by your ability to say yes to life, to live your best life now. Stop wallowing in negativity and know that you are right where you need to be. There are no mistakes only challenges that help awaken you to your inner greatness. Make an empowered choice to see the glass half full instead of half empty. Each lesson learned teaches you what works and what doesn’t work in your life. With a heightened awareness, you are better able to make informed decisions.
From a place of completeness, shine the light of your new found enlightenment upon your perception to align for success.
Stop being a doormat, and choose to salute the Christ within yourself, and every person on your pathway! You were born to bless the world with your gifts!!!
The key to manifesting a joyous, wonderful life is held in the attitudes you hold toward what happens to you and within the world. Your consciousness determines the caliber of energy you project, and influences how others see you.
When you make a conscious choice to demonstrate an authentic virtuous life of integrity, you step in alignment with your higher self to master the art of living joyously. To realize your full potential, use the power of intention to focus your energy upon that which is for the highest good of all concerned.
Even when times appear to be the worst in your life, you can rise up from the ashes like a phoenix to be reborn into a stronger, more alive version of yourself. Each challenge that manifests is perfect for where you are in your development. What you attract into your experience will help you learn what you will need to progress upon the spiritual path.
When in pain, it can sometimes feel unrelenting and difficult to believe that a remedy will appear to relieve you of your suffering. When in a situation such as this, it is important to have faith and trust that in time all will be healed. To alleviate suffering, you must raise your vibration through positive self-care and selfless service to experience an increase in endorphins that will take you out of the negative stress of fear and into the positive eustress of gratitude.
If you exude negativity from a lack of faith in what will manifest in your future, and are always complaining about your plight in life, others will feel your desperation and the disempowerment you are communicating through the excuses you make for your actions or lack thereof. Your inability to see the part you have played in the dilemmas that have materialized in your life, stops you from taking responsibility for what you have created. When you fail to contribute as an equal partner in your different life experiences, you will not be taken seriously, and others may resist the chance to include you in any new and interesting opportunities that may arise.
When you neglect to live up to the expectations you have for yourself, you may push others away, because of an injured self-esteem. As a result, you experience a lack of self-confidence, which colors the self-worth you are now reaping as a result of the inability to attract the good you so desire.
This inability to create what your ego believes is deserved, is not representative of the truth of your being. Who you really are is a child of God, and one who is truly blessed just as you are, without the frills society deems an individual needs to claim success. When you do what you can, to the best of your ability, you are free from the karma of the world, and others will feel the integrity of your genuine spiritual nature.
To facilitate positive change that supports personal growth, realize that you are perfect in your imperfection. Because the love energy of the Divine is all that exists and is impeccable in every way, so are you in your spiritual essence. As you show love and compassion toward yourself and others, you honor the spirit of the Divine within.
What you choose to express in your own unique and creative way, enables you to bless the world. If you buy into lack and limitation and disconnect from the positive flow of life energy, your circuits will become jammed, leaving you to claim victimhood. It is essential to take responsibility, and to resist the urge to blame others for the circumstances you are convinced others have caused.
It is important to understand that your thoughts play a tremendous part in creating your reality. Many people are unaware that they were programmed in their childhood and are still carrying around these unconscious ways of viewing the world.
In my new book, “The Spiritual Path: How to Create Heaven on Earth,” I share how you can awaken to your spiritual magnificence. I also explain how I came to understand what it means to live life creatively, and how I was set free to take part in a dynamic experiment of learning to live in the eternal now moment! As I worked my way toward healing in body, mind, and spirit, I opened my heart to access the love energy of Divine Intelligence.
From my spiritual studies, I understood that with enough faith you can move mountains! Knowing this enabled me to trust in a higher power, and to take positive constructive actions that countered my self-destructiveness.
The self-love I embodied helped me to retrain my brain to reprogram my subconscious mind. I anchored the positive emotion of gratitude to curtail fear, anxiety, and worry. Doing this redirected negative energy and transmuted it into a positive force for good. The love energy that was now embedded within my being supported me in building a strong foundation upon which, I could use to reinforce my new energy body with each choice I made.
I began an adventure of a lifetime that led me to traveling throughout the United States and Europe to practice the presence of the Divine, as I embraced the freedom to be. This spiritual journey helped me to understand and remember how to live in alignment with values that resonated with the Christ consciousness.
You can practice the Art of Living with these action steps:
2. Love yourself! There is only a temporary state of satisfaction in an addictive world. From this moment on, make choices that are for the highest good of all. – Take steps to heal your body. Nurture yourself with a detox cleanse to empower yourself.
3. Treat others the way you want to be treated, and you will, in turn, be cared for.
– When a loved one is sick or troubled, make a pot of soup, deliver it, and share a comforting moment with him or her.
4. Release disrespectful people who are incompatible with you, and your mission in life. Because they are not on the same frequency, they are unable to appreciate your beauty.
– Set disrespectful people free. Take a class and meet new friends.
5. Have faith in the Divine to release your fear of success and failure, then let go of any expectations you may have. Know that no matter what happens, all is in Divine right order, and will work out for the highest good of all concerned; then take action.
– Make a blueprint for success with a plan of action and start goal setting. Examples, Gym five times a week; superfood-green drink every morning; write five pages in your new book every day, etc.
6. Believe in yourself to celebrate your uniqueness! Accept the task to plant your seeds of greatness!
– Start a business that will help the community.
7. Embrace your mission, your purpose in life, and know that you are meant to succeed and bless the world.
– Share messages of empowerment through your website or a weekly podcast.
8. Let Spirit be your guide to attract to you the people, places, and opportunities that resonate with your vision. – Meditate, create a vision board, and join Meetup groups with people who share similar interests.
9. Listen to the still small voice within to gain the wisdom necessary to become balanced in body, mind, and spirit. As a balanced individual, you have the ability to create an integrated spiritual world where personal fulfillment is possible.
– Take a yoga class, read a spiritual book on the virtues, attend church, go to the beach, camp out under the stars, follow your heart. Become a spiritual activist for a cause that resonates with your true purpose in life.
10. Recognize God as the life force energy that encompasses all of creation. You are an individualization of this love energy, the intelligence that keeps order throughout the Universe. Know that because God is love and truly is all that exists, heaven is your reality now!
– Follow your Bliss! Fall in love, unconditionally love your neighbor, paint a picture, travel, give and then give some more in unique and satisfying ways.
As you live creatively in this now moment, make a decision to refuse to play your old broken record of complaints and excuses. Now is all there is, so live life to the fullest by becoming all that you can be. Experience is the best teacher, so dip your toe in the exhilarating waters that support the celebration of being your personal best. You can learn by doing, a step at a time, or just jump right it. It can't hurt to try, but if you don’t ever attempt to step outside of your comfort zone, you will never know the bliss of discovering the sweetness of life, as it shines the warmth of the sun’s rays upon your skin!
The unknown is the fun part of your journey toward personal discovery. Wake up and play. Dance to the beat of your own drummer, and celebrate the life you were blessed to receive. As you radiate the emotions of the heart, this coherent energy will transform your reality into a new world that resonates true with the integrity of your higher self. Let the adventure begin, as you master the art of living blissfully in this now moment! It is your turn to light the eternal flame of love, to transform your reality into the experience of heaven on earth!
What will you do to begin your journey toward mastering the art of living joyously?
The experience of real bliss is a gift that is delivered to humankind, when you shift your attention from the external to the internal, to hear the inner whisperings of spirit. As you listen to the wisdom of the Divine, you are guided to clear the path to do that which is for the highest good of all concerned in all of your interactions.
As the author of, “The Spiritual Path: How to Create Heaven on Earth,” I learned early on the importance of living a simple life and how it enables you to develop the emotional intelligence needed to connect with others to build healthy, happy, loving relationships. When your life is simple, you have time to live in harmony with the people you care about.
It is a good thing to have financial stability, but if it is attained as a result of working at a job you hate, you must believe in yourself and have the courage to step outside of your comfort zone to make a change. If your job is not in alignment with your values, you will be compromising your integrity, and will sabotage your happiness.
So be careful what you wish for! Whatever you create, you will have to be responsible for it. If you buy more than is comfortable to pay for, you will still need to send money to your creditors until you no longer owe them.
If your mental, emotional, and spiritual headspace is uncluttered and peaceful, your heart will be open and able to express your creative genius in your own unique and special ways.
An uncluttered, virtuous mind is attractive to the multitudes, and resonates a frequency of energy that emanates peace, joy, and love. When you exude a consciousness that seeks to give to others, you draw to you exactly what you need. You attract the people and opportunities that vibrate in sync with your heart energy.
When you feel in coherence with the life you have created, the foundation you have built will stand the test of time, and allow you to create at a higher level. From this place of stability, your passion is ignited to live a heartfelt purposeful existence.
When free from the clutter of stuff that competes for your time, treasure, talent, and space, you become emotionally available to express your inner child. This freedom allows you to play and open your heart to live a highly effective life, free from the inner distractions created from a mindset of insecurity and fear.
The world is your oyster! But, somehow humanity has bought into a mindset of more is better and that you will only have success if you can keep up with the Jones’s. This mentality traps you into thinking that you will only find happiness if you can achieve fame, fortune, and look like a celebrity.
To break free from this limited way of perceiving the world, realize that you don’t need anything to make you more beautiful as a person than you already are. In fact, if you are obsessed with obtaining what is outside of yourself, this preoccupation will cripple your ability to get what you really want. Your beliefs of lack and limitation will sabotage any possibility of manifesting real happiness, and will act as an energy deterrent to push others away. Because you don’t feel content with what you have, what you have will eventually be taken away, in one way or another, from a lack of appreciation.
Essentially, it is vital to love and nurture yourself to have a good life. However, when you do it at the expense of others in inconsiderate ways that are irresponsible and uncaring, then you are caught in a maze of your own insecurities that are calling the shots, making you act in unkind and disconnected ways.
Your actions may create what looks like a wonderful life, but what actually manifests is something to cover up the lack of confidence you have in the person you have become. As a result of your so-called good intentions to fix what you internally believed was broken, you made matters worse. You complicated your life by piling mountains of distractions upon your life force energy that in the long run, has weakened your ability to live a highly effective life of integrity.
When you value relationships, self-care, and experiences over the accumulation of external material trappings, you opt for a more optimal existence. If you fail to release your addictive need to boost your ego with more fluff, you will be forced to maintain what you have created.
Have you ever noticed how excited you feel after finding something you really like when shopping? You bring home your booty, proud of your purchases, and then put them away, and in some cases, they sit in a drawer never to be used. The sensation of finding something special makes you temporarily happy, but is not the source of true happiness.
As a young girl my grandmother encouraged me to be frugal and mindful with resources. “Waste not, want not!” she would say. This saying is really a good motto to live your life by. Quality over quantity feeds the soul spiritual sustenance, and promotes a life of real meaning and fulfillment.
If you feel undeserving of the good you have manifested, you may reject opportunities to indulge in the finer things of life. When you get caught up in fixing what is already perfect in the mind of God, you cheat yourself out of valuable time that could be better spent having fun exploring your gifts. Because of scattered energy, you waste vitality running from one task to another, while resisting the need to emotionally connect with the present, and the people waiting to share their lives with you.
Unnecessary purchases can distract you from real responsibility to your higher self and keep you from following your dreams. Debt can suffocate the free spirit within, ultimately causing you to spin your wheels and go in circles, leaving you with less to show for your efforts.
Of course it is okay to shop, but be wise with your purchases, and delegate your time to connect with what you truly value.
Look within to discover that which excites and inspires you to become your personal best. Life is an adventure that enables you to give the highest and best of yourself to the world! If you feel disconnected from your higher purpose, reel your emotions in to appreciate the life you have created, and then reassess where you are doing yourself and others a disservice. Regardless of the circumstances that have materialized in your reality, be true to yourself by making the choice to live an authentic life of integrity.
To attain this level of integrity, anchor thoughts of gratitude whenever anxiety, fear, or worry attempt to hijack your happiness. Turn within to connect to thoughts that resonate with your personal truth. Consciously align with core values that support your efforts to demonstrate an honest, reliable, and simple lifestyle.
Ask yourself, “Am I chasing after the wrong kind of happiness? What do I need to live a full and rewarding life?” Will the people I care about feel that I am a dependable person and someone whom they can count on when times get tough? Or…will they sense that I am oblivious to their concerns when they see how I am preoccupied and consumed with my own pursuits?
Have the courage to live true to your authentic self and celebrate the life you were blessed to receive. Accept the challenge to cut through the clutter to be free from the trivial diversions that are keeping you from getting in touch with your higher purpose!
When you are passionate about a particular cause that aligns with your values, it no longer feels like work. Instead you feel at home and eager to be of service to the world. It is now time for you to embody your vision with a sense of clarity that will assist you in radiating love energy out to the universe!
Break free from the mediocrity that has numbed your heart to passion, and let life force energy compound to strengthen your energy field. Connect with the emotions of the heart to embody courageous energy, and then take back your power to live an enlightened authentic life. Embrace each new day on your journey as you become a better version of yourself, capable of inspiring the masses to do the right thing at all times, regardless of circumstances.
You are now and have always been, perfect in your imperfection. You are an individualization of the Divine, free to experience all that you are meant to be.
Cut through the clutter that is clogging your senses, and step on the spiritual path to experience heaven on earth!
What will you do to shatter the veil of materialism to align with your values and simplify your life?
“Your Mind is a Garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds!”
The integrity of each intention you project into the Universe determines what manifests in your future. Who you become hangs on the threads of choices made that lay the groundwork for either a sick or healthy self-esteem. As the author of, “The Spiritual Path: How to Create Heaven on Earth,” I strive to awaken humanity to its spiritual magnificence, by teaching how you can change your reality one thought at a time to attract a reflection of the integrity of actions taken to create your world. When you opt for the demonstration of a higher set of values, an enhanced sense of self supplies the fearlessness and moral fiber to be a Changemaker in society. With an ethical virtuous mindset, internal growth is assured to facilitate development of the self-confidence needed to step outside of your comfort zone, to become a better version of yourself. Each seed of integrity you plant in the fertile subconscious soil of the mind cultivates a quality existence, when it is nurtured with tender loving care.
As a Changemaker, you can make the world a better place through solution oriented efforts that work to solve crucial societal problems. To find an optimal solution, connect with others in a heartfelt, empathetic manner to understand the real matters at hand. When an imbalance occurs, it is vital to discover the source of the problem to resolve the issues that have materialized. To facilitate lasting change that is for the highest good of all, inspire others to take steps toward making a serious impact that will resolve all related concerns.
To become a successful Changemaker, begin with the end in mind, with a clear vision of your intention. Have a plan and know that you are going in the right direction. You are on a mission to spread good will, blessed with the power of integrity! Because you know where you are going, your path is clear and supported by others who resonate with your truth. Your purpose vibrates with the higher realms, attracting People who are in coherence with the wisdom you share. Through collaboration, success is achieved in one quantum leap. The road you are traveling upon is transformed and cleared of all the obstacles of “business as usual,” and transitioned to a more current viable resolution that is healing for all concerned.
When you experience a profound connection with a “cause” that you know in your heart needs to be pursued for the sake of righteousness, the journey toward finding the right and ideal solution takes on a life of its own until resolved. This moral connection is “Your Why,” which is embedded deep within your being, and is the reason you feel passionate about the cause you have championed. Because you know where you are going, you feel empowered and driven to create a metamorphosis of sorts, to improve “life as you know it.”
To get the ball rolling, you celebrate small successes on your journey toward positive constructive change, and uplift others as you progress. You create good habits and healthy routines that support the creation of a foundation that motivates others to join in your quest to better the planet. Together you work collaboratively with experts who inspire you through their stories of personal success, teaching you best practices to help magnetize the perfect solutions that vibrate with your cause.
As you learn to overcome adversity thrown your way, you begin to see how each pitfall is but an opportunity to learn from your “so-called” mistakes. You realize that you attracted the different challenges in your life to help you become a better version of yourself. From the wisdom gained, your new insight enhances your awareness, enabling you to make better decisions in the future. Each experience helps you to scaffold lessons learned, to build a new model that resonates with your core vision.
When you honor the people in your world by making decisions that are for the highest good of all concerned, you are on the right track and headed toward the creation of heaven on earth! The actions you take today will shape your tomorrows. God is a verb and heaven is an action. To facilitate positive constructive change on this planet, have the courage to do what is right even when no one is looking.
If you feel confused, and can’t quite figure out how to free up your energy to step forward as a leader to be the Changemaker you believe you are meant to become, have no fear! With heartfelt grit and determination, you can alter the road you are traveling upon! Know that the steps will unfold in the right and ideal time, as you make yourself available to be of service to humankind.
Believe in your mission, and embrace the passion you feel in your heart that is dying to express itself. You are being guided to be a Changemaker because within, you know you have what it takes to correct the imbalances that have manifested. It is your purpose to share your talents, to improve what others are unable to envision.
To proceed, recognize that what you have to offer is unique to you, so don’t let worries and fears of failure keep you from doing what you know needs to be done. Know that God doesn’t create junk, and you are not trying to change what is already perfect in its imperfection! Fundamentally, what you are choosing to do is to express your creativity, to upgrade an outmoded dated expression that is no longer working for the highest good of all. When this occurs, you can use your wisdom to tweak the old model or instead choose to go an alternative route, where you change the old version into something entirely different that is in alignment with the new insights and growth that have resulted since its inception.
To expedite change, take charge of your emotions to direct your energy toward being of service to others. Use the energy that wells up within you, to push forward synergizing with others, in a committed effort to modify what is no longer working.
The compassion and kindness you embody is felt throughout the universe as love energy that uplifts all on your pathway. It is time to use this love energy to plant your seeds of greatness in the soil of your subconscious mind to reap a harvest that will bless the world! Take the initiative to ingrain new habits that will support you on your journey toward manifesting creative change. Know that what you create will be a true game changer in your field of expertise.
This now moment is your opportunity to shine as you take the bull by the horns in an effort to go above and beyond the call of duty! Listen to the still small voice from within to reprogram your subconscious mind, to chart a new course that modifies your destiny! Get busy in the action of living true to the integrity of your higher self. When doing this, you set the tone of your day to align with your values.
Many people let fear guide their decision making process, and as a result, they sabotage their future. Their lack of faith in themselves and a higher power, blocks the right and ideal manifestation of good from appearing, and instead, lack and limitation overcomes the psyche.
The key to living in alignment with your higher self is to let go and let Divine Intelligence guide and direct your way along the spiritual path. When you do this, your faith and trust in the life force energy of the Divine aides in the natural unfoldment of your gifts. As you embody your personal truth, you attract a reflection of the integrity of your consciousness.
So, what can you do to facilitate positive change in the world? You can start right now by taking steps to determine which cause is in coherence with your higher purpose and resonates in a heartfelt manner with what you are all about. You can make the choice to live authentically, in alignment with your higher self, to live a creative blessed life. As a Changemaker, you truly can influence others to be all that they can be!
*How will you make a difference in the lives of others?
This paradigm shifting guidebook will help seekers usher in a new era of consciousness by awakening self-love through spiritual enlightenment to facilitate a healthy balanced life, free of addiction.
Lily Rose was born and raised in Southern California, and lived in the San Fernando Valley for most of her adult life. She is the oldest of eight children. For seven years Lily taught in Los Angeles schools. For the past nineteen years, Lily Rose has been a licensed, ordained Center for Spiritual Living minister. Since 1998, she has been helping to awaken her clients to their “spiritual magnificence.”