Monday, September 25, 2006

The Magic of Empowering Questions

i just received my first Magical Musings free e-newsletter from Kate Corbin today, and i'd like to post and share the contents here for net posterity--

The Magic of Empowering Questions
"I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific." – Lily Tomlin

If you pay attention to your self-talk, you will notice that you ask yourself a lot of questions. Some of these questions serve you well and others don’t. Questions that feel good raise your vibration while questions that feel bad lower your vibration.

Have you ever started your day with downer questions like – How bad will the traffic be this morning? How grouchy is the boss gonna be? How many complaining customers will I have to deal with today? If so, you’re in the process of attracting heavy traffic, an unpleasant boss and whining customers.

Try empowering questions instead – What if it’s blue skies and green lights all the way to work today? Wouldn’t it be fun to make the boss laugh today? I wonder how many customers I can uplift today? Which questions feel better?

Here are my some of my favorite feel-good questions -- guaranteed to raise my vibration:

  • What would make me feel really good today?
  • What can I feel excited and enthusiastic about today?
  • How can I uplift others today?
  • What would I like the Universe to do for me today?
  • What if I make Feeling Good the most important thing today?
  • How good does it feel to know that the Universe is saying YES to all my desires and supporting me in their fulfillment?
  • How good does it feel to know that my life is unfolding perfectly?
  • How tuned in, tapped in, turned on can I be today?
  • How much joy, love and appreciation can I feel today?
  • What magnificent people and fabulous experiences would I like to attract today?
Asking empowering questions raises your vibration and invites in the good stuff. So, how about using the magic of empowering questions to raise your vibration, feel great and create a fantastic, amazing, extraordinary life – truly enjoying every moment of your precious journey!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Quantum Physics and the Law of Attraction

from Barb Melloh's Magnetic News free subscription newsletter (click on blog post title above for link), an article by Kate Corbin:

“If thoughts can do that to water, imagine what our thoughts can do to 
– from the movie, What the Bleep Do We Know!?

According to the Law of Attraction***, we attract into our lives whatever
we focus on. Quantum Physics teaches that nothing is fixed, that there
are no limitations, that everything is vibrating Energy. By
understanding that everything is Energy in a state of potential and by applying
the Law of Attraction to bring into our lives whatever we focus on, it
is never necessary to feel stuck with an undesirable life.

We are Creators of the Universe. The classical physics of Newton takes
a material perspective in which the Universe is composed of discrete
building blocks, solid and unchangeable. Quantum Physics takes a
spiritual perspective in which there are no separate parts, in which everything
is fluid and always changing.

The physical world is a sea of Energy constantly flashing into and out
of existence. We transform this invisible Energy into observable
reality through our thoughts. We are, therefore, constantly creating our
reality with our thoughts. With Quantum Physics, science is leaving behind
the notion that human beings are powerless victims and moving toward an
understanding that we are fully empowered creators of our lives and of
our world.

With Newton, we were insignificant cogs in the Universal Machinery.
With Quantum Physics, we are Creators of the Universe.

Everything is Energy. Einstein’s 1905 formula E = mc2 explains the
relationship between Energy and matter. It explains that Energy and matter
are interchangeable; that everything is Energy – dancing, fluid,
ever-changing Energy.

This Energy is shapeable, formable, and moldable. As Creators, we
shape, form and mold the Energy of the Universe through our thoughts. We
transform the Energy of our thoughts into the Energy of our reality.
The Physics of Possibility. The popular movie, What the Bleep Do We
Know!?, clarifies that Quantum Physics is the physics of possibility. We
have been conditioned to believe that the external world is more real
than the internal world. Quantum Physics says just the opposite. It says
that what’s happening on the inside determines what’s happening on the
outside. It says that our world is shaped by our thoughts.

Since nothing is fixed and everything is in a state of potential,
everything is possible. As we understand that there are no limitations, and
as we focus our thoughts on what we want to attract, we can literally
call into existence anything and everything we desire.

My ten-year old nephew loves the expression – “It could happen!” He
probably doesn’t know much about the physics of possibility, but he
practices it with his great attitude. He reminds me to entertain possibility.
He reminds me that nothing is impossible.

Dreams into Reality. The Universe exists as infinite potential in
infinite abundance. As we focus our thoughts, we have the power to bring our
desires into existence, our dreams into reality. As we focus our
thoughts, we have the power to be and do and have whatever we desire.

The Law of Attraction states that vibrations of a certain frequency
attract other vibrations of the same frequency and that we attract in

accordance with our thoughts and feelings, consciously or not.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

More Than Enough

i am starting to have more than enough now, when less than a year ago, even just last Christmas, i was still so caught up in being anxious about where to find the resources to pay for our needs and some basic wants...

these days, i am so busy with so many income-generating projects, i don't have time to spend the income i earn from them anymore!!! : O

oohhhh, it's not much (yet), but enough to start generating surplus.

and what is so special about this now is that im not running around for the money; im just driven by passion for all these kinds of work i already loved doing in the first place, even if i wasn't paid for them!

how has this come about? sometimes i catch my self and ask.

1. clearing my Mind and teaching it to think only on what i desired was a major thing. the clearing part, especially, took months of hard inner work. when you've spent a lifetime reacting automatically to the events and people around you, thinking negative thoughts when things go wrong (or sometimes,just seem to be going wrong) and thinking positive thoughts only when things are already going right.... it takes supreme self-consciousness to catch one's self and one's thoughts, and check them against what one truly wants to manifest, and then transform these negative thoughts into positive ones, even if appearances show you have more reason to think negatively than positively.

ooohhh i researched and followed so many tools and exercises for clarifying one's mind, too. the most helpful for me, though, has been the learning from Stuart Lichtman's cybernetic transposition, and EFT (or Emotional Freedom Technique).

i have developed a quicker, simpler way for my self, though, after trying out all these tools-- i simply either just write down whatever it is i am feeling and thinking, pour them all out in my journal (called "framing"), and then, after everything has been poured out, i write down my favorite affirmation at the time at least 10 times in my diary, over and over and over, until, my mind feels cleared, and i feel much better.

for so many months now, this has been my favorite affirmation--

God's wealth is circulating in our lives. God's wealth flows to us and through us in avalanches of Abundance. All our needs, desires and goals are instantaneously met, because we are One with God, and God is our Infinite and Abundant Supply, and God is Everything.

of course, it might not mean a thing or strike any chord for you, but it does for me. affirmations, to be most effective, have to be very personally meaningful. it helps, too, to research on what are the effective affirmations used by others out there, take the ones one likes, and refine them according to one's own special needs and resonances.

so far, i have used up 3 notebooks in 9 months' time, just doing these clarifying and affirming exercises.

2. getting into the habit of Gratitude, too, has been a major thing. in fact, even before i learned the techniques of clearing one's Mind, i first stumbled into the power of living life daily in a state of Gratitude. it not only helps one feel instantly better, it sets one's disposition automatically in alignment with an Abundance consciousness or mentality, instead of otherwise.

how can one ever feel poor when one recognizes so much to be grateful for?

this automatic "re-alignment" actually then aligns one's self in the pathway of blessings and Abundance. i've had it happen to me too many times already for it to be purely coincidental. whenever i thank God/the Universe/Life for what i have, what i've had, and especially even for what's coming, somehow, doors open where i never thought there were even doors! i meet people or am placed in circumstances where my way is just almost perfectly paved for me, even when i my self lack the material resources to secure them for my self.

i have experienced going to Manila and back, with only 80 pesos in my wallet, for instance.

and having our almost brand-new Vios, all fully paid for, given to me by my father whom i used to think was Mr. Scrooge personified, with no strings attached, when before the kids and i made do with a rickety almost 30-year-old car which kept conking out and leaving us stranded wherever, is a major miracle in my life!!! and what i remember most before the Vios came was that i've learned to accept it gracefully and even joyfully whenever the old car conked out, thanking God still that at least it was just our car conking out but that we were safe and healthy, and then thanking God too for the new replacement car coming our way!!! : D that last part actually became such a habit, it felt like some kind of private joke i shared with God already, every time the old car conked out. "thank you God, for the new replacement coming our way!!! (wink, wink!)" : D

3. part of growing into Abundance is developing an Abundance Mentality, instead of still catering to the usual poverty and scarcity mentality of our culture. whenever im asked by anybody, stranger or not, as long as i have the resources, i share whatever i can, and i give them freely, time, energies and/or money.

particularly with money, when i part with it, deep inside me i part with it willingly and freely, blessing the person receiving it from me, whether in the form of payment or alms. when someone overcharges me, or "steals" from me in some way, instead of cursing them and getting angry and self-righteous, i try to understand why they did what they did, sympathize with their needs, and bless them anyway. i figure, if they can't or won't pay me what's due me, i'll just charge it all to Heaven, which must surely pay me back, my cup overflowing.

i learned, too, to treat my self like the goddess that i am and that i deserved to be. this meant many shifts in thinking and behavior, like not eating my children's leftovers anymore (does a goddess ever eat leftovers???), learning to feel good and even finally revel in splurging on my self without guilt (why would a goddess scrimp on being good to her self???) and finally, learning to part with money graciously and happily, believing and trusting now that there's always more where that comes from, where this goddess comes from!!! : D


and yes, they work.

biblical, magical? maybe. but i have a strong suspicion now that it's just basically certain fundamental universal principles and laws, like the laws of physics and gravity.

Mind creates all. Imagination and Will choose what to create. Attitude and Emotions attract like matter, people and circumstances.

so choose well. think only of what you have chosen. and get into the spirit/habit/consciousness of the stuff what you have chosen is made of.

that is all.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Power of Mystery

From "My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging" by Rachel Naomi Remen:

We have not been raised to cultivate a sense of Mystery. We may even see the unknown as an insult to our competence, a personal failing. Seen this way, the unknown becomes a challenge to action. But Mystery does not require action; Mystery requires our attention. Mystery requires that we listen and become open. When we meet with the unknown in this way, we can be touched by a wisdom that can transform our lives.

Mystery has great power. In the many years I have worked with people with cancer, I have seen Mystery comfort people when nothing else can comfort them and offer hope when nothing else offers hope. I have seen Mystery heal fear that is otherwise unhealable. For years I have watched people in their confrontation with the unknown recover awe, wonder, joy, and aliveness. They have remembered that life is holy, and they have reminded me as well. In losing our sense of Mystery, we have become a nation of burned-out people. People who wonder do not burn out….

Perhaps real wisdom lies in not seeking answers at all. Any answer we find will not be true for long. An answer is a place where we can fall asleep as life moves past us to its next question. After all these years I have begun to wonder if the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

"Little One"

it's one of a staple of the Disney classics i regularly listen to these days, as its on a cd i continually play in the car while i drive. its the first Disney song i truly took to heart and has stayed with me since my girlhood and all throughout my adulthood so far.

in between (and even during some) short-lived crushes and romances, when i pined and still longed for that special Someone who was truly of my own heart and soul, i would play the song or-- if it wasn't readily available-- even sing or hum the song to my self, to comfort me, to keep my hopes up, to keep holding out for more, for something better, higher, finer, truer... even as the loneliness of feeling so alone in this world threatened to engulf me into despair.

but i only realized the meaning of the coincidence early this morning while driving the children to school, and i was thinking of M (again), and the song played, again...

Be brave little one
Make a wish for each sad litte tear
Hold your head up
Though no one is near
Someone's waiting for you
Don't cry little one
There'll be a smile where a frown used to be
You'll be part of the love that you see
Someone's waiting for you
Always keep a little prayer in your pocket
And you're sure to see the light
Soon there'll be joy and happiness
And your little world will be bright
Have faith little one
Till your hopes and your wishes come true
You must try to be brave little one
Someone's waiting to love you

"little one"... "little one"... "little one"!!!

why didn't i notice it sooner when it's been there all along???

it was the Universe's way of telling me, to sit up and pay full attention, to this special man in my life now: a heart's desire is finally being answered!!!

ohhhhhh... OHHHHHHHHHHH.

no wonder the first time M called me "little one", it felt like... coming home.