Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dieting On A Dime

I skimmed USA Today yesterday as part of my information junkie habit. With access to the internet via computer and smart phone as well as the old fashioned news print, I'm usually all over information. Part of the issue is that the brain is a sponge to be encouraged to absorb more and more. As long as it's fostered to learn you can take in a lot of stuff I like to keep mine working like that.

So as I'm checking the purple section, I stop on an article called “Dieting On A Dime” about low cost alternatives to the endless diet plans and exercise contraptions that we're constantly exposed to on TV and the web. Reading that piece got me thinking about how the Law of Attraction could play a part in a persons health and wellness.

You see, I came to the Law of Attraction via Rhonda Byrne's “The Secret” for which I will be eternally grateful. In “The Secret” there is a section that deals with using the Law to reshape your body. Ms. Byrne had an easy time to get back to her healthy weight, but there are people like me that will take a different route to manifest our way to health. I firmly believe that's why this article ended up in USA Today and found its way to me. As stated before, that newspaper is usually a quick skim, but this article jumped out.

Due to the economic crisis our country and the world finds itself in, extra money for a gym or diet program that depends on you buying their brand of nutrition is elusive. So those of us with a little extra poundage to lose in order to take care of the vessel of our spirit have manifested an article with information that will help us get to where we need to be. The interior pages of the article asked questions that would be a fit for a great number of people and situations. Do you want to eat breads? Do you like fish and lean meat more than pasta? Do you like the occasional wine? Resources are provided to tailor your situation and your health plan. You can see what I'm raving about by clicking here . Further in the article, you'll see links to calorie counters, recipes, nutrition advice and more.

This is not me being a shill for the newspaper. I believe there are lots of us that vibed this information into being. Which means I owe you gratitude for helping to create something I wanted to see. With this kind of cooperation, we can change things.

What should we do next?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rising Above the Rancor

Let's begin with the definition of the word rancor from Dictionary.com:

Rancor –noun
bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.

Think of the people in your life that are feeling any of the above emotions. What are the causes?
  • the economy
  • unemployment
  • AIG
  • the auto industry
  • the banking industry
  • the bailout
  • their mortgage
How many other reasons do your friends and family have for feeling the bitterness, ill will and malice that seem to permeate the country right now?

Now think of those of us on our spiritual journey. How can we help?

It's a question I've been asking for a while. Those of us who follow the Law of Attraction understand how to create the right vibrational frequencies as we move through our lives, so the concern is not there. It's more about those who have yet to discover how to manifest what they want in their lives. People come to the Law of Attraction on their own timing, but what can we do to help them survive the current crises?

For the last week or so, I've been using my understanding of manifestation to help a friend deal with the loss of her husband, a personal friend of mine as well. He and I are about the same age so the death hit our circle of friends particularly hard. We've all spent time together discussing the loss of a genuinely good guy and our own mortality. We spoke of maintaining our health and then we veered into spiritual territory.

Although there were plenty of differing opinions on methods of spirituality, it seems the common thread is that our friend is in a place of reward, whether you believe in heaven, paradise, nirvana or some other iteration. The idea is freedom from form. Our friend is no longer tied to his body and has gone on to another plane of existence. Our friend is going to be great.

On the other hand, the survivors are the ones that are having the tough time. People have guilt built in through teaching and indoctrination. We've all been told that it's a sad experience when someone dies, but the flip side is that we're told that things are better for the dead person. Personally, I've been confused by that dichotomy from the time I was old enough to understand what death was. That's what we deal with now.

And for my friends wife, that's what she's trying to come to grips with. Yes, her husband is in a better place, but what does she and her family do going forward? He was the family foundation to the point the even the eulogy said he was the glue that held the family together. He loved his kids. He loved his wife. And now he's gone. That's why I'm trying to manifest an ease to her pain. It will come. Others are wishing her well and there is the healing component of time.

But what can we do for the general population? Can we bring forth a successful ending to the mess the country's in on a quicker time frame? Before reading Dr. Wayne Dyer's book in Inspiration, I might have thought the task was too big, but now I know that there are no limits. Would it be possible for you and I to starting vibing a better future for the country and the world? If your answer is yes, then join me and let's get it done.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Introducing Dr. Wayne Dyer

Okay, the title is a little confusing. You may know who he is, but I was introduced to him last night via a PBS program as they were rolling through their pledge drive. In case you missed it, it was called "Dr. Wayne W. Dyer: Inspiration." What a kick (in a good way) in the spirit.

As I'm watching the program from about the middle, I couldn't get to the DVR remote control fast enough to record the next airing so I can watch all 4 hours of the seminar. I had heard Dr. Dyer's name before, but had not yet discovered his work. The program covered the way to live the inspired life. I learned the power of the number 18. I heard about inspiration in action. The wellspring of information was seemingly infinite and I found myself thirsting for more.

The book, Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling, is something I'm buying this afternoon as I quest for more knowledge of the ultimate source. I needed that. To use a quote Dr. Dyer used as he himself was quoting Albert Einstein "nothing happens until something moves." Even during the pledge break, Dr. Dyer said, and this is paraphrased, you're watching this for a reason, even if you were just flipping channels, you landed here for a reason. It was amazing as it felt he said it to me directly.

As has been chronicled here before, life has been challenging. My employer has downsized twice, my mother-in-law has had her issues and effective time management has eluded me. At times when inspiration has been difficult to come by because of the noise all around, Dr. Dyer reminded me to mediate and get to my stillness, my present.

These are things I've known and things I've written about, but reminders are nice. As life has wrestled into my egoic self, it occurred to me that happening across this program is a manifestation of the Law of Attraction. I start every morning with my gratitudes to the universe. And lately it's been difficult. Not that it's been hard to find things to be grateful for. Those things surround us all in great abundance. The difficultly, up until now, has been to quiet the ego because the ego took advantage of the distractions to work it's way back to prominence.

But what I saw last night (and will record on Saturday in it's entirety) will help me silence the ego and bring back the true essence of myself. Since it's been manifested, it was what I wanted and the universe gave me exactly what I asked for and gave it to me exactly when I needed it.

This life is an amazing life.