Fantastic Friday

What a day to celebrate – today is the day of one.  11-11-11 all ones that equal 1. One you, One God, One Faith, One humanity, One love, One grace, One focus, One family, One heart, One grace, One expectation….

Make your own One …. declaration. One ?

Fantastic!

Today I want to highlight a concept for Fantastic Friday.  11 Alive News (www.11alive.com), a local television station in Atlanta, is celebrating what is fantastic, fabulous, and factitive about sharing and giving goodness from the heart.   The news takes a new twist at this station; instead of all gloom, fear and death, they are championing what is good that children and young people do to make this world a better place.

“It’s a movement meant to have a positive impact on people’s lives every day.”  Add to the Chain, using the example of Rachel Scott,  the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 is linking up Georgians all across the state. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for Rachel’s Challenge, is Georgia’s response of trans-formative positive impact.

Schools and businesses and people from across Georgia   volunteered time, contributed creative solutions and took an active part in giving that added to the chain of kindness. One random act from the heart makes a difference.

I plan to join the thousands of celeebrants at the Georgia Dome today for the culmination of  this year of service,  kindness and thoughtfulness and bask in the prominence of happiness and joy so that I have an indelible imprint to carry forward.

Don’t stop! It does not matter where you are in the world, keep the chain of kindness going.

Make a fantastic contribution of positive sharing today and everyday.  As six year old Zalissa Lomax of Gainesville, Georgia knows,  “just a smile can change something, and that’s never too small of an act of kindness.”

Recommended Reading: One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity Debbie Macomber, Howard Books, 2009

You are fantastic, be fantastic and give what is fantastic in you.

Happy Friday!

Miracle Monday: Encouragement

We all need a pat on the back sometimes.  Let me enthusiastically send each of you a virtual “pat” of love.

I have been hearing from many that these past few months have been trying emotionally. “It seems as if I do nothings right,” or “Why is my life not working right now?” or “What can I do to solve my money issues?” The answer is the same, stay encouraged and full of faith. In every obstacle there is a challenge, but these is also, more importantly, an inner lesson to learn. These teachable moments come at the right time to educate you…they are not for anyone else but you.

You can pass the test, stay encouraged. My “daughter” Jenna attended  the O YOU event, put on by Oprah Winfrey in Atlanta Saturday and they said the same thing I am saying to you. Stay encouraged – keep a joyful attitude.  Be still, find your inner and outer sources of strength.  One compelling way to give yourself a pat on the back is to pause and meditate on one or two things that are good in your life right now.

Why don’t you do that with me, or whenever you can today. Stop everything for five minutes, pause and stop. Next, sit in a relaxing pose and close your eyes. Some have soft music playing at this time or others have nature sounds in the background or you may have a favorite CD of mantras to use that augments your meditation/pat on the back time. I can do this with or without either, depending on my need or the situation at the time.  Just sit and relax and clear your mind.

The twist today is that I want you to think of one or two things that are good in your life right now…feel the feelings – think on only the good in your life TODAY. Feel deeply and with appreciation the good…yes, the good. Then, open your eyes and carry the feelings with you throughout the day.

Tell me how you feel after this meditation of encouragement. Let me hear back from you please.

Be encouraged, you are good and your life is good.

There is nothing stronger than intuition

Nothing is stronger than intuition.

Intuition is what I call “inner trust.” Most people, including me, do not trust their intuition even though this inner trust guide is almost always in all ways right. But, you should tune in to your intuition. Author Laura Day in How to Rule the World From Your Couch, explains how your intuition will help you become more powerfully connected to your life. She says that intuition, which women have a stronger sense of, is the staff of success. Bob Scheinfeld in The Eleventh Element, calls intuition the X-factor for success.

Claude M. Bristol in The Magic of Believing, asserts that tapping into the subconscious guide of intuition is the most effective way of bringing into reality what you want. Shoghi  Effendi intimated the power of intuition in Five Steps to Problem Solving, a pilgrim note, that you must trust your inner voice.

At early growth stages we are taught to fight intuition. By the time children enter school their intuition begins to suffer because most children are not allowed the free will to follow their inner trust because they are taught to follow the rules. Then, often when a child enters school, robot learning and more rules follow. Not much longer after school control rules, are embedded in one’s behavior habits, adults further bury their inner trust with frenetic noise which is often confused with the notion that stress and over-activity is the normal ritual of growing up.

What a crock of deception! Noise and over-activity mask inner trust and cut off your inner hearing like a lap band does the intestine in bariatric surgery. Neither is good for the body.

Nothing is stronger than intuition. This I know for sure.

There have been some recent instances where I knew exactly what to do intuitively and out of poor habit abandoned what i already knew when Itried to ignore my inner trust. Each time that I did, I harmed myself. But, when I followed my intuition, honestly it was the perfect decision.

About a year ago I spent two and a half long days with James Arthur Ray in Atlanta. The sessions were energetic, engaging and well designed to make you a dry pocketed follower. Make no mistake, James Arthur Ray knows how to read people and the energy around them. On day two during an intermission I had the chance to meet him and give him a copy of my book, Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits! Without much mind thought, but clear impressions about energy, James Arthur Ray told me “You already know what to do.”

Truth is truth. What he said to me was true. I did already know what to do and so do you. Here are a few ways to boost your intuition:
1. Be still. Take time to listen in quiet certainty.
2. Tune to how you feel. Is your gut quiet or rumbling. Pay attention to that reaction.
3. Keep an intuition journal. This way you will have a source book of how many times your inner trust (intuition) was right.
4. Patience. Have patience with this new habit. It will take some time to undo so many years of rule programming, so keep un-layering and confirming your growth towards solid intuition.

Understand that the right to use intuition is a sacred privilege. Never forsake your inner truth; it will take you to sacred places you have never been before.

Trust yourself and soar!