The Serenity Prayer

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.”

Most all of us have heard this little, yet powerful, prayer. It seems to bring a calm and peace that is unexplainable. When I read it, it lets me rest in knowing that all is truly well!

I always thought it was a nice little prayer, but really never gave it much thought. When I came across this prayer recently I read it with new eyes and a new understanding. It resonates more deeply with my soul. I’d like to share my new insights of The Serenity Prayer. Maybe it will resonate with your soul, too!

Let’s dissect it phrase by phrase….

“God…”

Why do we call upon God? Why do we think it matters to talk to God?

Those of us who believe in an eternal higher power love to commune with Him/Her/Them. We feel the tugging of something greater than ourselves. We love knowing that there is a greater, older, wiser, Infinite Intelligence to which we are eternally connected. We love that connected feeling, that Oneness, that there is something greater than this physical life.

Not believing in a higher power certainly does not diminish your value or worthiness. You may simply want to commune with yourself as you read this post. It is my hope that something here will resonate within you, too.

Who is God to you?

From my perspective, God is that all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful One. You may believe in a god/goddess or multiple god-head. For me, God is way bigger than the God I grew up with. Now I refer to that Eternal Infinite Intelligence as Source Energy. The name, God, just doesn’t seem to describe the God that I love and know, now.

I believe God/Source loves us unconditionally and is always flowing it to us whether we’re in a place of receiving it or not. My understanding of the term, unconditional love, means that there is no condition I must change to be loved, shown love or feel love. Bestowing unconditional love means there is no demand for a changed condition to be worthy or deserving of love. We can never be less than worthy!!

In the last several years, my beliefs about God has changed radically. My old beliefs about God just didn’t resonate with my soul, so I let them go. They taught me I was separate from God. So, I found beliefs that felt better, that resonated with my soul and brought me a peace I had never experienced throughout my life. I believe that I am One with God no matter the condition of my life or behavior.

The God I serve now, Source Energy, is unconditionally loving me, approving of me, knows my worthiness. Source never criticizes me or tells me I’m wrong or sinful. Source is always flowing to me unconditional love, well-being, praise, adoration, abundance, and so many blessings.

If I feel bad, it’s not because I am evil or sinful, it’s only because I’m pinching myself off from the constant flow of unconditional love from Source. I’m simply not allowing myself to receive God’s love. When I believe in my worth, that I am love, it feels really good because it’s the same way Source feels about me–so we are in alignment with each other!

Source is always calling me to be the best version of myself that I’ve created, but never demands that I change to experience love and joy. Source always has my back and supports me in everything. I accepted the Truth that I AM an eternal extension of Source Energy living a human experience. It’s amazing what it will do for your attitude when you realize you are Source in the flesh!

As I am aligned with my Inner Source and experience the love and joy flowing to me, I can also feel it flowing through me. This is when I experience changes and the best version of me blossoms into a joyous life experience.

This kind of God resonates clearly with my soul!

I realize that I can’t express everything that God is to everyone. Your individual experience is personal and very real to you. These are just a few thoughts I have about My Source Energy of All-That-Is.

Let’s look at the next phrase in the prayer.

“grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change…”

Why do we want to change anything?

We always want something uncomfortable to change to make us feel better. We typically blame what we are observing to be the reason why we feel bad. Initially, that may be the case because we’re witnessing contrast, and from that, know what we don’t want. But, we immediately know what we do want. We ask for the improvement and as soon as we focus on the solution or improvement, we will feel better. It is not what we are observing that makes us feel bad, it’s what we think about it that makes us feel bad. We are solely in charge of how we feel by what we are thinking.

We can only look at life through our perspective as individuals. So, everyone wants something different because different things make each of us happy. When we observe something that makes us uncomfortable or something we don’t want, someone else may be observing the very same thing and desire it. At the very least, they may desire a different outcome than you would desire.

Notice the prayer is in the first person. So, as we individually ask for peace to accept things out of our control, it is so we, personally, will feel better by releasing the need to change outside forces or circumstances. We can feel better even without things changing if we look to our Inner Source for our happiness and tranquility.

Who decides what things need to change, anyway?!

When life’s contrast or variety causes us to ask for an improvement or new desire, that indicates that we’d like to see a change. We may be in one place and would like to be someplace else. We experience something that we don’t like and immediately know what we do like. We observe someone’s behavior and we allow it to make us feel bad.

So, we make our request to Source when we ask for any improvement. When we make any request, God/Source answers our request with a resounding, Yes! Going to work on our new desire immediately.

This phrase of the prayer is asking for serenity (tranquility, calmness, peacefulness) to accept (allow) things to be different from what I want or how I want things to be that I can’t control.

Most things are out of our control to change. There are so many moving parts. You may get one thing or one person under control and another slips out of place! You could run yourself ragged trying to juggle all the things you don’t like and want to change.

Peace will come when we stop trying to change things that are not any of our business. When we but our noses into other peoples’ business, we will walk around with a kink in our noses a long time. So much will be offensive to us. We will live miserably. Control-freaks do not live a happy and peaceable life!

This part of the prayer is asking for peace to acccept things I cannot control. Simply accepting we don’t have to control everything is freeing. To release the need to control things that are not even mine to control will let me allow them to be as they are. Releasing the control-freak-syndrome is very freeing and brings such peace and tranquility!!

Each of us as constantly asking for change and improvements, every day, all day long. We can never stop asking for improvement. That’s the creative process. There will always be contrast that gives all of us the opportunity to make our preferences. As long as we understand that we can only change ourselves and our thoughts about our relationship with our world, then we can let the rest be whatever it is. Peace will flood our souls!

Let’s visit the next phrase.

“the courage to change the things I can…”

Why do we need the courage to change things?

Courage, by definition, is to persevere through difficulty, especially extreme difficulty. It implies firmness of mind and will, in the face of difficulty. In other words, we need the firmness of mind, determination of our thoughts, to make the necessary changes.

What things can we change?

The only real thing I can change is ME!

We may coerce and manipulate and think we are making changes in others or circumstances, but that is not sustainable. Again, too many moving parts!

Remember, this is a personal prayer written in the first person. So, it’s always from our personal perspective. If each individual saying this prayer would understand that it is only themselves that they must change, our world would be totally in balance and at peace!

The only thing we can make changes to is our thoughts. No one can think one thought for us. Nor can we think a thought for someone else. Our thoughts are ours, alone. Our thoughts are the only thing we have complete control over. But, boy, those thoughts can wreak havoc on us sometimes! It will take great courage to make the necessary changes in ourselves!

Our thoughts feel like they are out of control so much of the time. Our thoughts race and jump from one thing to the next. They feel uncontrollable. We have thousands and thousands of thoughts a day. So, how do we control our thoughts?

We must notice how we feel. Our feelings or emotions will tell on our thoughts every time. We can trust that when we feel good, we are thinking thoughts that don’t need to change. They are already in good shape and heading us in the direction of our highest good.

It’s those pesky bad-feeling thoughts that are the trouble-makers!

When we feel bad, that’s also our emotions telling on our thoughts. Those bad feelings are indicating we’re heading in the direction of things we don’t want or don’t like. It’s letting us know we’re off-balance in our thinking from whom our Inner Being knows us to be.

If we will decide to courageously make feeling good our number one priority, we will be determined to not settle for feeling bad. We will determine to notice how we’re feeling throughout the day. When we notice we’re feeling bad, we can simply choose a better-feeling thought. Even if we have to change the subject to start feeling better.

Distraction is the best and fastest way to find relief if we’re feeling bad from our current thought pattern. It doesn’t matter what the subject is, as long as it feels better and you are soothed. Those bad thoughts are indicating resistance to something you want. To think of something that is soothing will lower your resistance.

As the Universe feels your improved thought, It will send you more like it. As you sustain those good-feeling thoughts, the Universe will yield to the momentum with more pleasurable outcomes.

In this way, you have determined to have courage to make the necessary changes to the only thing of which you are in control. You!

On to the next phrase…..

“and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Wisdom is a beautiful word, to me. It is the ability to discern inner qualities and relationships. It is insight–not outward-sight. It comes from within us–not from looking around what’s outside of us. It comes from deep within, from our very soul or Inner Being.

It’s having the insight to discern the inner qualities of the relationship between what we can and can’t change. It’s putting our knowledge to work. Insight combined with knowledge gives us wisdom!

What’s so great about knowing the difference between what we can and can’t change?

Knowing and understanding what we can and can’t change gives us a sense of relief and peace. It makes life so much easier. When we think we can change something that is bothering us from outside influences, we are heading up a very steep hill. We are in for a battle, unnecessarily.

If you don’t know what battles are yours, you’re going to be a really tired and beat-up soldier!

It’s trusting that all is well. It’s understanding that you will feel the difference, emotionally. Things we cannot change feel like fear, danger, disempowerment, uncertain, risky, and anger because we try to force our control over them. We will fail every time.

Knowing the difference of what we can change feels hopeful, expectant, exciting, exhilarating, certain, and joyous. It feels peaceful beyond description. It may be hard work to change our thought patterns until we practice it a while, but that’s where the determination and courage kick in.

Do you agree?

“Amen.”

We’ve all probably said a heart-felt, Amen, at the end of a prayer or in jovial agreement with what someone has said. It’s an expression of solemn agreement or ratification. It’s a hearty approval! By stating, amen, we are standing in agreement with everything that was uttered previously.

So, what are we agreeing with, or approving of, when we say, Amen?

In some Pagan religions, instead of Amen, they say, So Mote it Be. I like that expression of agreement, too, because it is declaring whatever was stated previously has become it–it is done, it is complete. It’s an agreement that what may be unseen has already become from this moment forward. We are all BE-coming!

Here is how I would restate the serenity prayer:

Source Energy, I acknowledge the flow of Your peace through me as I experience things that are not mine to change, allowing them to be what they are; mindfully determined to change my thoughts and beliefs to those that resonate within me, and to discern the inner qualities and find appreciation for, both, things I can and cannot change. I stand in hearty approval on its becoming, now!

I know it’s a tad longer than the original Serenity Prayer. Ha!

What are your thoughts about the meaning of The Serenity Prayer?

Do you have a special memory of praying this prayer?

I’d love to hear your story about this lovely prayer and what it means in your life!

If you enjoyed this post, please comment, like, and share. Thanks in advance!

To your blessed serentiy and joy,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

Version 2 M with Heart

Mary  Ann Pack

PS: If you would like to gain the wisdom to know what you can and can’t change, please contact me via email at maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com for your complimentary Joy Empowerment Session. On this phone call, we will discover what are your important issues where you want improvement. We may just find that we are a perfect match for coaching together. To your best life ever!!

Advertisements

Healing vs. Well-Being–Is There a Difference?

When we think about it, we all want the best health we can possibly experience.  We want strong, vibrant health.  We want to enjoy a long life full of vitality and agility for as long as possible.  But we see people aging or we have health issues of our own.

Does it really matter if we think about wanting healing or well-being?  Aren’t they basically the same thing, vibrationally?

Actually, healing and well-being are from two different perspectives. As such, they are two different vibrational offerings. Healing is acknowledging something is wrong in our body and seeking well-being is acknowledging the things that are going right in our body.

Healing is from the perspective that there is something wrong with us.  Either we did something wrong and caused this problem or we think someone did something to us that caused this health issue in our body.  Maybe we were exposed to disease or a company produced some chemical that was toxic enough to harm our body when we used the product.

At any rate, healing is from the perspective that something is wrong.  And, we want to fix it, NOW!  Whether we choose to see a doctor or use some form of natural healing process, we want to fix what’s broken. It is a problem-focused perspective. There may be some complaining attached to this perspective. Any amount of complaining brings resistance to what you want. This perspective would create a lower vibrational quality.

When we are asking for well-being, it is acknowledging it is our birthright to be well, to live well, to enjoy optimal well-being. If you are focusing on your well-being, you tend to be focusing on what’s going right. How good you feel. How wonderfully your body is functioning. You are appreciating the fact that your body operates seamlessly without your full focus for so many functions. Your attention is not required to digest your food, to breathe, to circulate your blood, and so much more!

There could be something not quite function correctly, some pain, something off-balance in your body, but you still appreciate what is working in your body. In well-being, you are more solution-oriented rather than focused on the problem or what’s wrong with your body. Your focus is on appreciating the service your body is providing for you in this life. This perspective will have less resistance because you are focusing on appreciation which contains no resistance.

Seeking healing or seeking well-being have a variance in vibrational quality. And, that vibratioal variance may be holding you apart from experiencing your well-being fully.

So, what can you do to increase your well-being?

  • Begin looking for the things that are going right in your body.
  • Appreciate that you don’t have to micromanage a multitude of functions in your body.
  • Appreciate the service your body is providing you in this life.
  • Take your body for a walk in nature, if possible.
  • Provide good whole foods, plenty of fresh pure water, and whatever herbals and nutritional supplements that would support your body’s well-being.
  • Acknowledge and appreciate that well-being is your birthright. Well-being is our natural state. When we get our thinking towards appreciating our well-being, our body will respond in kind.
  • Stop complaining–not just about your body, but throughout all of life. If you are complaining about your aches, pains, or illness–you were complaining long before about other things. Complaining always brings about more things to complain about!
  • Daily, write lists of things you appreciate. Once you practice and hold the vibration of appreciation, your body will feel the shift and bring you more reasons to appreciate your body!
  • Focus on what you do want (well-being) and less about what you don’t want (sickly body).

Begin, today, to appreciate how well your body is serving you. Appreciate the moments you do feel good. Appreciate all the parts that are functioning well. Your body will love you for it!

If you enjoyed this post please share, like and comment! Thanks in advance!!

All is Well!!

MAP with Bookcase Friends

Version 2 M with Heart

Mary Ann Pack

PS: If you would like help in focusing on your well-being rather than looking for what’s wrong with your body, please feel free to contact me via email at maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com.  My life and wellness coaching is customized to your individual requirements. Remember, your natural state is that of well-being!!

Push Through Fear?!

“There are those that say, if you do the uncomfortable thing long enough, it will become comfortable. But we are really not encouragers of that. We are encouragers of coming into alignment, and then taking the action. We are encouragers always of getting rid of the fear; we would never want you to keep doing things that you feel fearful about. And maybe the path of least resistance is just not get on the horse. Maybe the path of least resistance is to get on a different horse–but we would never move forward in fear.” ~Abraham-Hicks

So many people believe we need to push through our fears. Whether we are attempting something new in our business, relationships, or even for personal growth. I believe this is a false premise that we need to change.

In a universe governed by Law of Attraction, pushing against anything only attracts more of the same into our experience.

Well-being is our natural state. Fear is resistance, which is an abnormal state of being! When we are in a state of fear about anything it is our indication that we are not aligned with who we really are as extensions of Source Energy. We can know this by how we feel. Fear causes us to feel bad. That bad feeling indicates we are heading in the wrong direction–towards what is unwanted or the lack/absence of what we want.

What is fear, where does it come from, and why do we experience fear?

  • Fear is resistance to what we really do want. We doubt we can really have anything we want to be, do or have. Doubt is always resistance!
  • Fear is resisting the love that is our natural state. When we don’t believe ourselves worthy, we are denying love that is flowing to us non-stop from our Inner Being.
  • Fear says the risk is too great. Fear wants you to weigh all the pros and cons before you move forward. Or, will simply freeze you in place. Yet, alignment with your Inner Source brings complete peace of mind, knowing there is no risk–only adventure and ease and flow as you utilize the leverage and resources of the powerful Universe.
  • Fear causes us to procrastinate. Then we beat up on ourselves for not overcoming this fear and makes us feel weak. That is certainly NOT who we are!
  • Fear exists in our lives when we are not aligned with our Inner Being–who we really are. Our Inner Being is always believing everything good about us–never criticizing us, never worrying about us. When we contradict what our Inner Being believes about us, we begin to fear and that feels like sh*t!.
  • Fear is being under the influence of others’ opinions or outside forces that we cannot (and will never) control. Fear is worrying about what others will think of us and making their opinion greater, more powerful, and valued higher than our own opinion.
  • Fear causes us to take things personally. That is giving away our power to someone who really doesn’t care that much about us anyway! They are worried about their own fears.
  • Fear is what kicks in when we try hard and take action BEFORE we’ve aligned with who we are. We are relying on our efforts of pushing harder, working harder, plowing through, under, over or around. All this effort of action is counterproductive because we’re not aligned. It’s like beating our head against the wall. We don’t get very far, fast!

Why do we continue to live in fear and feeling bad?

Fear and feeling bad become a normal feeling for so many of us–when, in fact, it is abnormal to our true state of being. We become accustomed to the bad-feeling of fear and get really good at coping with it. Yet, we can still feel the discomfort of the discord with who we really are–on the Inside. Anytime we are in fear, our Inner Being believes something totally opposite to what we believe about ourselves when we suffer in fear.

It’s all about how we think. It’s about our perspective. The only thing we ever have complete control over is our thoughts! So, let’s get moving in the direction of what our Inner Being believes, thinks, and feels about us so we can feel better and live in love–without fear!

We are powerful creators. We are invincible. We have the power that creates worlds at our beck and call. There is no risk. Absolutely nothing to fear!

What influence are we under?

Remembering who we are as powerful creators, who came here in this time-space reality to experience as much joy as possible, is where we should reside. We have unlimited access to Infinite Intelligence at every moment, so why do we accept living in a state of abnormalcy? Why would we continue to think in ways that make us feel bad?

If you are one who believes you must push through your fears, I’d like you to consider changing your beliefs to these that will make your fears fade into oblivion.

  • You came here with a triad of intentions: freedom, growth, and joy. There is nothing in those intentions that includes living with fear.
  • Beliefs are simply thoughts we repeat to ourselves. It’s time to change your beliefs about your life and tell a new story.
  • Everything always works out for you! Knowing this helps you relax and listen to your Inner Being’s leading for what to do and when to do it. You’ll receive inspiration and impulses to act when it’s the right time.
  • You are an extension of Source Energy which means you have access to the power that creates worlds! This power does not know or feel fearful in any way.
  • Everything is already in place! You have already laid all the groundwork of asking for your desires. They are waiting for you to get ready to receive.
  • Source Energy has heard all your requests and is tending to the work of putting it together for you! It’s waiting in your vibrational escrow account. Now it’s time for you to feel that joyful vibrational energy of what you want and hold that feeling as long and as often as you can so you’re ready to receive it.
  • Ease and flow comes when we align, first, BEFORE we take action! We must wait until we’ve quieted our minds and listened for inspiration or an impulse to act upon.
  • Alignment first brings the leverage of the power that creates worlds. Source’s got our backs!
  • If rejections come, if bad opinions come from others, it’s not as big a deal because we are secure in who we really are. Others’ opinions don’t matter when we are aligned. We need no one else’s validation to proceed with our inspired action. We know we are clear about what we are doing because we still feel good!

Are you ready to quit putting up with fear and the bad feelings it induces? Are you ready to live fearless and joyful, knowing full-well that you are invincible and powerful?

If you want to live without fear and replace it with self-love, it’s time to accept who you really are. Once you practice feeling good about yourself and get more consistent, you’ll begin to notice that next time you are faced with something new or something unknown, you’ll feel more relaxed, confident, adventurous. That anxiety and panic of fear is lessened or non-existent. You may even turn it into a game so that it becomes something fun!

If you enjoyed this post, please like, comment, and share. Thanks in advance!

To your joy,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

Version 2 M with Heart

Mary Ann Pack

PS Are you ready to live a fear-less life? If so, email your request for a complimentary Joy Empowerment Call at maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com. Let’s see if we’re a good match for joyous life coaching. Do it today!

Connecting Intellect with Emotion

There are times when we know things intellectually but don’t feel we know them emotionally. It feels like a head-heart disconnect.

Many times we feel that we know things intellectually. We know the steps and processes. We know how to do this or that, or why this or that happens. We know this or that resonates with our soul. We know it feels real or rings true to us. It just makes sense to us when we think about the subject or principle we have learned.

We know how to think rationally, but sometimes it doesn’t feel like we know things emotionally. It’s almost like we understand concepts and principles in our head but we can’t seem to get the application into our hearts.

It seems we understand the how-to but don’t get the feeling-of what we are pondering.

I listened recently to a video by my mentor, Abraham-Hicks, and it clarified my understanding which I’d like to share with you. Abraham explained that this belief of being intellectual vs. emotional understanding is bogus. It’s a belief that we picked up along our path. It’s just words that don’t mean anything. It’s just rhetoric that we picked up from others who were not connected to their Source.

Abraham explains that to know something intellectually you must know it emotionally, otherwise there would not be a resonance with it. You don’t resonate intellectually with anything that you have not experienced emotionally. There can be no understanding of something without the feeling of it, first. Remember, we are vibrational being and must connect emotionally with any subject for it to make sense and resonate with our spirit.

We can only understand something intellectually because we have felt it emotionally, first. That’s what made it truth to us. That’s what made it feel like it made sense when we heard it. Emotional connection to something gives us the opportunity to resonate with it intellectually.

We are touched by something emotionally when we hear it before we can believe it intellectually. Words don’t teach, only life experience teaches. Experiencing something emotionally connects it to us intellectually so that we have something to focus our attention upon.

So, when we feel a bit disconnected with our heart as we think about a subject intellectually, we need to focus on what we want and why to receive the clarity that the energetic work provides.

Alignment with Source brings the intellect and emotions together in harmony. Sometimes, we think our intellect gets dry and drags us into resistance before we notice. The passion seems to be lost. There’s no fire anymore.

At the moment we do notice resistance, it’s time to change the subject to get back to a better-feeling place. It’s time to align our energy with that of our Inner Source.

When we align with our Inner Being, spending time in meditation, the passion is reignited. The intellect is fired up! The new ideas begin to flow. Inspiration brings impulses to act. Now, when we think about the subject, our intellect is excited and exhilarated. Our emotions are heightened. We feel the juices flowing! Our emotions and intellect are in harmony and balanced.

If your intellect is feeling a bit dry, if your emotions feel a bit numb, it’s time to reignite your passion by spending time doing the energetic work of connecting to your Inner Being. Your Inner Being knows everything about you and what you want. Your Inner Being is calling you to the wholeness of who you really are–emotionally, as well as, intellectually.

Once you feel the alignment with your Source and can hold that feeling steady for a while, it may be time to revisit the subject you have been intellectualizing and feel the delight of it. Your alignment will ignite your emotions, which will fire up your intellect–which, in turn, excites your emotions further. It’s a never-ending cycle of feeling, thinking, receiving inspired impulses to act, perfect timing, manifesting, to feeling good, to thinking….

Just know that you cannot separate intellect from emotions. They must work together. If it feels like intellect is dry and boring, it is because you need to come back into alignment with your Inner Source. If it feels like old news, it’s because you may not be applying it to a life experience so that it can teach you something new.

Rest assured that when your intellectual knowledge feels disconnected from your emotional knowledge, you can reconnect them harmoniously by aligning with your Inner Source. Focusing on your what and why will always bring you back into alignment. It’s always beneficial and exciting to think about our what and why.  Leave the how, when, where, and who in the capable hands of Source.

Take time to connect with your Inner Being and fall in love with the ideas on which you are focused by harmonizing your intellect and emotions!

If you enjoyed this post, please like, comment, and share. Thanks in advance!

To your joy,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

Version 2 M with Heart

Mary Ann Pack

PS: Are you ready to create your joyous reality? Are you wanting to understand and apply the Laws of Attraction in your life? If you are serious about living your best life, contact me for a complimentary Joy Empowerment Session with me. Don’t wait any longer. It’s time to invest in your joyous well-being. Email me at maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com with questions or your free session…today!

Which Comes First…Sowing or Reaping?

While I was on a recent work-cation in the beautiful Boston Mountains of Arkansas, the fall colors were magnificent! We had glorious days of fall sunshine. During the days of cool, rainy weather, I read Dani Johnson’s book, First Steps to Wealth in front of the crackling fire. If you haven’t read it, get it now!* No spoiler alert, but this book will change your life in every area! Wealth is not just about money–it’s about wealth in relationships, time, finances, health, and our spirituality. Dani makes this very clear.

Okay, so that was an “Oh look, squirrel!” moment! Ha!

Anyway, Dani teaches her 12 laws of success. One of them was the Law of Reaping and Sowing–rather than Sowing and Reaping as we’ve always known. I understand that we do reap what we sow. I love that Dani changed it up so that we focus more on what we want, then we can be more precise about what we sow.

It feels to me that sowing and reaping has a bit of resistance in it. Sowing and reaping seems more like the concept of karma. It’s having to watch out what you sow because you may not like what you reap!

By changing it to Reaping and Sowing it feels more intentional, more purposeful, more deliberate. It asks the questions, what do I want to reap? Now, what do I need to sow in order to reap what I want? It compels you to focus more on what you want first, and then, sow specific things to receive your desire with intentionality.

When focusing on what I want to reap, and experience the feeling of having it before it comes, assures that my alignment will urge me to sow good things that match my reaping desire. It gives me the right impulses to sow at the perfect time in perfect ways. It relies more on the energetic work of aligning with what I want (reaping) and then taking action (sowing) after I’m already in alignment with my Inner Source. That order resonates more clearly with my soul.

If we know what we want to reap, we will sow only those seeds that will produce what we desire to reap.

Sowing and reaping is less intentional. It almost feels more like a warning. It’s being under the influence of fear and a need to control the outcome. This holds more resistance.

When we are in alignment with our Inner Source, there is never a feeling of warning or danger that we might get something we don’t want. Source is only focused on what we do want–not what we don’t want. Source is only calling us to what we want. Through our path of least resistance. Through our path of most clarity.

So, how can we focus more upon what we want to reap and sow appropriate seeds?

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Focus on what you do want and why. What benefits are there to having this desire? How will it make you feel? How will it improve your life?
  • Identify these desires as what you want to reap.
  • Now, look for ways to sow the appropriate seed to reap your desired harvest.

Here are a few examples of Reaping and Sowing:

  • You want more money.
    • Sow seeds of generosity. Look for ways to help others monetarily through charities, church, or to individuals you know that would benefit from your gifts.
    • Sow seeds of impact and influence. Offer your business services as you meet people. Expose your business to more people. Befriend people and find out what they need and want. Your business may service their needs and you didn’t even know it.
  • You want better relationships.
    • Sow seeds of friendship. Make it a point to give something to everyone you meet. Whether it’s a smile, hug, compliment or encouraging word.
    • Sow seeds of positive aspects. Focus on a person with whom you have a relationship and make lists of positive aspects about them. Things you admire, love about them, appreciate about them. This clears the path of any resistance on your part that may be holding you apart from a better relationship. Now, the door is open when they’re ready to come to you.
  • You want better health.
    • Sow seeds of self-love. Yep, you have to be selfish enough to care about how you feel. Make feeling good your number one priority.
    • Sow seeds of laughter and good humor. We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine. In fact, it is scientifically proven to be true. Even the Bible says that a happy heart does good like a medicine.
    • Sow seeds of self-appreciation. Focus on your body as your partner. Appreciating your body for its service to you throughout this life. Focus on what’s going right in your body. Spend less time complaining about your illness or pain.
    • Sow seeds of compliments. You were complaining about a lot of things long before you were complaining about your health. That complaining trend has created this suffering. Been there, done that, got the medical bills! So, turn your complaining into compliments! Find things to compliment yourself on or compliment others. Your attitude will improve and so will your health! Mine did!!

Do you see how each of these desires of reaping are supported by sowing seeds with intentionality?

You don’t just hope these seeds will produce a desired harvest, you are intentionally planting seeds that do produce your intended harvest. You’ll know if you are sowing the right seeds by how you feel. If you feel good about what you’re sowing, your harvest will be great!

If you enjoyed this post, please like, comment, and share. Thanks in advance!

To your joy,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

Version 2 M with Heart

Mary Ann Pack

PS: If you would like to understand the Law of Reaping and Sowing better and implement it with purpose and intentionality, email and request your complimentary Joy Empowerment Session with me! Let’s see if we’d be a great fit to work together in coaching. Email maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com. Do it now! 😉

*Dani has her book for free right now! Just pay shipping. That’s how I got mine!! By the way, I do not receive any monetary compensation for this promotion. I do, however, love passing along dynamic information that will help change my clients’ and readers’ lives!!

Being Authentic or Justifying Being Mean?

When you hear some folks touting that they are just being authentic, some are using authenticity to justify being mean.

You know those who claim they are just being authentically themselves but the vibe of the conversation just feels more mean-spirited than authentic. You can feel the difference when someone is being authentically who they are or not by the vibrations they give off.

Someone being truly authentic still has a sweet spirit about them. They are kind and loving. They are generally caring and not pushy. You tend to like being around them because of their sweet, calm, uplifting attitude.

Those who claim to be authentic but are using it for an excuse to be mean are not happy, appreciative people. They don’t care how they express themselves or how it could affect another person who is listening. They just want to get their point across–do or die! Usually, it is accompanied by an increasing volume.

They are truly not aligned with their Inner Being–who they really are as pure, positive love-extensions of Source Energy. They are dwelling too long on what they don’t want in another’s  behavior instead of finding positive aspects about them and the situation. They are more influenced by conditions they see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. Rather, they should be more influenced by their Inner Being who loves without demanding a condition to change.

It’s one thing to be authentic and set boundaries and make feeling good your number one priority with a gracefully sweet spirit–but it’s something quite different to blast away at another person when they cross your invisible chip on your shoulder. When you claim to be authentic–it doesn’t give you license to be a bitch. Being mean is as inauthentic as it gets! It’s not who you really are.

What does it mean to be truly authentic in a loving way?

Being authentic is aligning with who you really are which is loving and kind. You can have boundaries and still be sweet. You can truly be authentic and let people know where you stand on any subject in a way that is beneficial to everyone. You can set your boundaries and not shut others off. Yes, we must make feeling good our number one priority but being mean and intentionally cutting someone down in the process is not being authentic. It’s simply being rude.

Of course, some folks will always misunderstand your authenticity. You can express your boundaries in the kindest of ways and others will still get their feelings hurt. We all express the behavior we want from others from our selfish perspective. Our self-centered perspective is all we have. We cannot live from another’s perspective, nor can someone else live from our perspective. That’s why we are individuals. We have our own thoughts, desires, and preferences.

When we blame others for how we feel because we’ve looked to them to make us feel better, we are looking for love in all the wrong places. We are not taking our responsibility to create our own happiness.

Feeling good is always and, only, an inside job. We must let everyone else off the hook.

How do I find my true authentic self and express it with kindness?

If you really want to be authentic, align first with your Inner Being. Ask: What does my Inner Being know, think, and feel about me and this situation? If you’ve spent time building a relationship with your Inner Being, you will receive a truly loving, uplifting answer. You will feel good. You will notice that you feel more loving toward others you have been observing. It could even be possible that there is no need to express your boundaries at that moment. You simply have moved your attention to what feels good about another person or the solution to the situation.

Remember, it’s all about self-perspective. Where are you focusing your attention? What is influencing your perspective? Are you being influenced by your Inner Being or the bad behavior you are observing that you are allowing to make you feel bad?

I’m not saying we don’t need boundaries or let others know where we stand! We don’t need to be doormats. Been there, got the T-shirt!

What I’m saying is that we know what we do want and what we don’t want. We can, also, express what we do want, over expressing what we don’t want. If we focus more on what we don’t want (the behaviors/situations that we perceived as needing boundaries for), anything we say will be filled with utter resistance and received in a hurtful way. It can–or will–blow up in your face! Let the screaming match commence!

There is alway resistance in what we don’t want. We feel we need to set boundaries to protect ourselves. When we look for areas that we feel we need protection in, we are living a life focused with resistance, fear, worry, disempowerment, and vulnerability. When we are in alignment with our Inner Being we are virtually invincible! We are receiving guidance from Within, rather than what’s happening all around us.

When we express more of what we do want, it is from a good-feeling place of authenticity because it matches the vibrational quality of our Inner Being. When we express more of what we don’t want, it is from a bad-feeling place of inauthenticity.

When you can find good-feeling thoughts about it, you know you’re aligned and feeling your authentic self. As you express your boundaries from this aligned state of being, you can cause no real harm to another. Again, you can’t control how they receive it but that’s really none of your business, anyway. Their response is between them and their Inner Being. You simply need to keep your side of the street clean.

Being authentic is expressing boundaries from the standpoint of knowing what you do want. You’re not telling someone what they can’t do anymore because it makes you feel bad. You’re telling someone what you would like, better. You’re expressing your desire for improvement that feels way better.

Here’s examples of inauthentic and mean vs. authentic and loving:

Let’s say you think your partner is being an ass to you. He/she is on your ever-lovin’ last nerve. You feel that you’ll explode if you don’t say something to get him/her to stop what they are doing. Everytime you think about them doing this irritating thing, your emotions go wild! You have to tell them to stop it, right this minute!

Inauthentic and Mean: Because you’re acting like an ass, you’re making me feel bad! I hate what you’re doing to me. When I observe your behavior, I don’t like it one bit! You’re going to have to stop doing what you’re doing, right now, or I won’t let you anywhere near me! (This is usually when the screaming begins and one or the other storms off with feelings hurt or in a rage.)

In the inauthentic example, you’ve said what you came to say. It is truly how you feel in the moment, but what did it accomplish? Anger, mean words, blame, guilt, shaming? A widening gap between partners? Many times, this approach drives such a wedge between people there can be no reconciliation–especially if this is the go-to approach to confrontations. The momentum is too great and the Universe can only obey its own laws to feel the vibration of the moment and match it with more! There is no regard to timing, probably no calm preparation. Just the blast of high emotions. You can never achieve the benefit of improvement when you are in a state of feeling bad. That is a state of resistance and nothing beneficial comes from there. Ever!

Authentic and Loving: I enjoy our time together. There are things about what you do that just pleases me so much. I really want to feel good most of the time and it would really help me feel awesome if you could not do that in my presence. Sometimes, I allow what you’re doing to make me feel bad and I know you’re not the cause of my feeling bad. It’s my perception, it’s what I think about while I observe you doing this thing. I know you love me and want what’s best for me, too. So, I would greatly appreciate it if you would do this instead, as a favor for me. I understand if you don’t want to stop doing this thing that irritates me, but please don’t take offense if I just get up and quietly walk away for a while. I’m just wanting to live a calm, happy, and peaceable life.

In the authentic example, you have already done the vibrational work of aligning with your Inner Being of love and that vibration will be dominant. Hold that good-feeling in a steady place long before you approach anyone about their behavior. When you are not in their company, make it a point to hold them as your object of attention and find all kinds of positive aspects about them that you do like–this is a very important key!

When you are aligned and feeling really good while creating your vibrational environment, you may get the impulse regarding the timing as when to speak to them–even the idea of the words to say. It will be at the right time and in the right way. That is the most effective and beneficial approach.

They may not even know it’s irritating you. From their perspective, they’re just being their authentic self! Oblivious to how it affects you. They may not be aligned with who they really are and have no recourse but to find relief in any way they can–even if it adversely affects someone they love.

Do you realize that Source loves them as much as Source loves you? Source never requires us to change to receive love. There are no favorites for right behavior. Be thankful for the opportunity to see some improvement you would prefer. Contrast caused you to accomplished a new desire of improvement that has never been before! Your Inner Being just became that improvement and you expanded the Universe!

You will only be a good influence when you are connected and aligned with your Inner Being. When you focus on what’s bothering you, you create and attract more of the same. If you really want to be a benefit to yourself and others, it’s time to do the vibrational work of aligning with who you really are. That is the only time you will truly experience the change you want to see. Get happy and stay happy!

What someone else is, or is not doing, is really none of your business. If you see someone behaving improperly, by your estimation, you know what you don’t like. At the same time, you know what improvement you’d prefer. Focus on the improved preference, the solution, the relief. When you can do that and allow the other person do whatever they want AND still be happy, you may become pleasantly surprised that the behavior curbs or diminishes altogether. Or, because you are mostly happy now and attracting mostly happy-feeling-experiences, the person may simply not show up in your space while they are doing the thing that displeases you.

Any way you approach authenticity has a lasting effect. Get to know who you really are and blossom into your authentic, loving, gracious, blessed self no matter what’s going on around you! Speak your truth in love.

We can only be authentically kind as we are tuned-in, tapped-in, and turned-on to who we really are as love-extensions of Source Energy. Then, and only then, can we live a truly authentic life!

If you enjoyed this post, please like, comment, and share! Thanks in advance!

To your joy,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

Version 2 M with Heart

Mary Ann Pack

PS If you want to live from a more authentic place, please email me for your complimentary Joy Empowerment Call. Let’s find out if we would be a good match for working together in coaching! Email your request to maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com.

Beliefs Must Match Your Desire

Do you have beliefs that are blocking your desires?

We have so many beliefs that are beneficial. We, also, have many beliefs that are blocking our desires. If your desire is not coming, it could be that you have beliefs that are blocking its arrival because these beliefs contain resistance. Beliefs that create feelings of doubt, fears, worry, insecurity, or vulnerability will block your desires.

Some of your beliefs may be of a low vibrational quality that do not match the high vibrational quality of your desires. Beliefs and desires must match, vibrationally. Your beliefs condition your point of attraction. If you have beliefs that feel bad, you’re only going to receive more bad-feeling experiences. You cannot get to where you want to be while your vibrational offering is a low frequency.

Have I picked up beliefs that are no longer for my highest good or that do not serve me any longer?

Of course, we pick up beliefs that don’t feel good when we think about them. They feel restrictive. They feel like we’re boxed-in. They feel constraining. But, we cannot focus on them or even try to explore them because as we look for them, our focused attention will activate them in our now experience where we are creating our lives. These will expand into blocking more of what we want. That is in opposition to everything we want! Thinking about these beliefs feel bad because they are contrary to what our Inner Being believes about us! If a belief feels bad when thinking about it, it is not our Truth!

So, what is the solution?

The solution is to focus on beliefs that really do serve us and are for our highest good. We will know when we’ve achieved these beliefs by how we feel. We will feel really good! These beliefs will feel light-hearted, expansive, and peaceful. These will resonate with our soul with a feeling of joy!

Where do I find these beliefs that will promote my receiving of my desires?

Where do I look for these beneficial beliefs?

Remember, beliefs are only thoughts that we repeat to ourselves. They are thoughts we think over and over until they become what we believe. So, they can easily be tweaked or released so new beliefs can be incorporated by changing our thought-patterns. We should be reaching for the best-feeling thoughts and repeat those to ourselves to become our new beliefs.

To find beneficial beliefs that match our desires, we must look to our Inner Being who completely and unconditionally loves and adores us while tending to our desires!

There are three questions we should ask:

  1. What does my Inner Being know about me and about this situation?
  2. What does my Inner Being think about me and about this situation?
  3. What does my Inner Being feel about me and about this situation?

Since we understand that our Inner Being is always feeling good with no resistance, we must find thoughts about ourselves and about our situations that feel really good without resistance. In this way, we can know we’re in alignment with our Inner Being.

Our Inner Being never, ever, holds any beliefs that could block our desires!

Isn’t that amazing?! Isn’t that great to know?!

Anytime we are feeling resistance of any kind and feel that our desires are being blocked, those beliefs, thoughts and feelings are not coming from our Source!

So, as we find good-feeling thoughts about ourselves and any situation we are facing, we can know and trust that we are in perfect alignment with all of our desires.

Sometime, we are hard-pressed to find anything good about ourselves or our situations. Those bad-feelings of the discord of opposition to our Inner Being is the time we need to go general in our thinking. Think general good-feeling thoughts about what we know, think and feel about ourselves and our situation.

What do I mean by going general?

When we have so much momentum going in a bad-feeling direction, which indicates that we are heading in opposition to what our Inner Being understands, it may be time to think about good-feeling thoughts that are more general in nature and not so specific to a subject.

Here are some examples of general good-feeling thoughts we could think:

  • I love knowing that my Inner Being is tending to all my desires and preparing them for me.
  • I love thinking about my Inner Being gathering all the necessary cooperative components and resources for my desire’s delivery.
  • I love feeling good, resting assured that all is really well and I can confidently leave it in the hands of my loving Inner Being to work out the how, when, where, and who.
  • I know that my Inner Being cares deeply about what’s important to me and is always calling me toward everything I desire.
  • I really like the clarity that feeling good brings to me.
  • I love the feeling of: (list all the wonderful emotional words that feel really good)
    • Fun, clarity, peacefulness, calmness, excitement, exuberance, abundance, ease, flow, perfect timing, acceptance, feeling good, laughter, improvement, relaxation, trusting, confidence, knowing, security, safety, comfort, blessedness, worthiness, love, loved, loving, helpful, adventure, prosperity, wholeness, oneness, expansion, freedom, willingness, receiving, etc.

As you spend more time focusing on good-feeling, general words, you will release resistance and blend perfectly with your Inner Being. In those moments, you have shifted your point of attraction to one of your beliefs matching your desires.

Repeating these kinds of good-feeling thoughts will turn into your beliefs and in this way you will solidify beneficial beliefs that support and enhance your desires. They will begin to match perfectly with your desires, and by law, your desires will begin arriving at the perfect time, in the perfect way. Your Inner Being is ready and waiting for you to keep up to speed and create your vibrational environment for receiving.

Every time you make an intention to focus on general good-feeling thoughts, which become your beliefs, it affects all the specifics of your desires. If you could simply feel good most of the time, you would never have to think specifically of your desires again! The point is to raise your vibrational offering and the Universe must respond in kind, giving you the essence of all that you desire!

If you have enjoyed this post, please like, comment, and share. Thanks in advance!

To your joy!

MAP with Bookcase Friends

Version 2 M with Heart

Mary Ann Pack

PS Your desires are very important, not only to you, but to All-That-Is!! Expansion is calling. Are you ready to answer your Inner Being’s call? Don’t know how to start or need an extra boost? Let’s talk soon… maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com

Email and request your complimentary Joy Empowerment Session with Coach Mary Ann, today!!

Growth Doesn’t Require Pain!

There are those who state that we must go back into our inner child and experience the pain and traumatic feelings to heal our adult lives.

I believe this is a flawed premise!

Here’s why….

Those tremendously painful experiences of our past do not affect our now unless we invite them forward by our focused attention. Our past is old news. It’s over. We are not that person.

With every now experience, we are expanded into new beings that can never go back. We can, however, activate the past in our now by thinking and feeling it’s pain which invites the universe to bring us more. We have already asked for improvements during our painful experience and our Inner Being became the improvement!

You are ever changing. Depending upon your focus, you may indeed feel like you’re reliving the past because you keep creating the same experiences over and over by your thought-patterns. Different places, different faces, same life.

I’ll let you in on a big secret….

Source never, ever looks at our past! Isn’t that good news?! Source sees us fresh and new every moment as the person we have become–now, now, and now. Your Inner Being is already living the improvement you have asked for! So, where are you living?

Discordant feelings are your indicator that you are resisting what you do want—which is to live the improved version of YOU that you’ve already created. You are lagging behind but you can catch up!

The only way for the past to affect us now is to keep feeling those negative emotions of past hurts active, which invites more of it to expand into our now. This is working against everything we want to accomplish in our transformational journey into joyful wholeness and well-being! Which is our natural state, by the way.

The Law of Attraction is a universal premise, that which is like unto itself is drawn—like attracts like. The universe responds to our dominant thought vibrations. Wouldn’t it make sense to think more often about good stuff to receive more good stuff?

If we keep hashing over the past hurts and pains, we are activating it’s vibration into our now–where we are creating our future. The less time we spend on past pain, the less of it we will find in our now and future experiences. Pain diminishes rapidly when it’s not poked with the stick of your thoughts. It’s power reduces and dissipates until the sting of emotional pain is no longer an issue.

If we think it and feel it, we will live it! It’s time to let the past go!

So, what the hell are we supposed to do when we have flashbacks of childhood hurts or painful experiences throughout our lives and can’t stop thinking about them?

I’m glad you asked….

Let’s list 3 steps to activate a better-feeling life experience without reliving past pain.

  1.      Count your blessings! Begin a Journal of Positive Aspects or a Journal of Appreciation and write in it by hand, daily. (This, by far, has healed me the most!) Use positive emotional, feeling words as the universe understands your meaning or feeling, not your words. The more time you spend writing by hand, the longer it is that you maintain that higher vibration and a shift can occur!
  2.      Distract yourself for relief! Change the subject when troubling thoughts come up and you feel negative emotions welling up. Distract yourself with any subject that makes you feel better as you think about it. This soothes your resistance. We do this, not to belittle what we’ve been through, but to redirect our thoughts so as not to reignite the negative emotional vibration back into our creative now. You can’t deactivate an old hurtful energy, but you can activate a new, better-feeling energy to accelerate your well-being.
  3.      Practice appreciating and loving yourself by celebrating your worthiness! Louise Hay was the guru of mirror-work. If you ever want more information buy her books, Mirror Work or You Can Heal Your Life. The point of mirror-work is to rapidly notice how you feel about you. As you practice self-appreciation and self-love, the negative sting will begin to soften and you will begin to believe what you are telling yourself. This is speaking new life into your Being! Your worth and value are your birthright because of who you are as an extension of Source Energy, no matter the lies others may have told you. You can’t be anything less than worthy! Praise yourself and celebrate every little win. Look for things going right and do a little happy-dance! You’re doing better than you are acknowledging. It’s time to celebrate!!

Commit to making these simple processes your practice for 30 days. You will notice a marked improvement in your demeanor and outlook. You’ll notice an improvement in your sleep, energy level and happiness. The past hurts will lessen in intensity and seem less important in your now.

I am not discounting our efforts to heal from our past life experiences. I simply believe the process doesn’t have to be painful to move into well-being!

Moving into well-being and joy should be easy! Our joyous well-being is truly our natural state of being. Feelings of joy is natural. Negative emotions are what is unnatural to who we really are!

If our awesome Source Energy is always flowing unconditional love, appreciation, and well-being to us, do you really think Source would want us to suffer to become whole?

Absolutely, not!

Our suffering is because of our resistance to allow Source’s love, appreciation and well-being from flowing through us! Resistance is exhausting, painful, and completely unnecessary!

Life is supposed to be joyous! We are meant to live happily-ever-after—it’s our birthright. Are you ready to claim yours?

If you enjoyed this post, please like, comment, and share. Thanks in advance!

To your joy,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

Version 2 M with Heart

Mary Ann Pack

PS: I’m always available via email for your questions or to schedule a session at maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com.

 

“You look so happy!” The best compliment about your happiness.

“You look so happy!”

To me, this is the best compliment I could ever receive!

In years past, I rarely received this compliment. I was too busy looking for all the bad stuff happening in my world around me and letting everyone else know.

Now that I am a recovering chronic complainer, my world is changing to compliment my new expectations! So, I love receiving compliments that I look happy–because I truly am happy!

How, you may ask, did I change?

I had to come to the place of crisis. Utter breakdown of mind, body and spirit. It became a matter of do or die. That was the turning point in my life! It caused me to look for answers instead of focusing on all my problems. I began searching for solutions. I asked for help. And, the Universe heard my asking for improvement and answered with a resounding, YES!

Initially, I had to start feeling better, physically. So, I marched myself into a health food store and told the owner to fix me. When my healing began so rapidly, I started studying everything I could get my hands on regarding every alternative healing practice I could find–herbals, nutritionals, crystals, energy work, feng shui, dowsing, other belief systems.

That opened the door for me to re-evaluate my belief system. I found that I held so many erroneous beliefs that didn’t resonate with my soul. I just picked them up along my path from influential people. As I began releasing them and choosing to believe that life was good, that I was good, that I was worthy, that life was supposed to be fun, I felt a major shift in my attitude and perspective.

I felt more energy surging through my body. I delighted in beauty all around me that I had previously ignored. I began looking for positive aspects even in the circumstances people would consider “bad” or “wrong.” I decided there was no need for me to stand in judgment of anyone else. Wow! I could let people off the hook for my emotional state of being. Only I chose how I wanted to feel. I really started looking for–and finding–silver linings!

Here’s how it happened for me. Some of this list may resonate with your life experiences.

  • Since I was seeking wellness, I asked for and received natural healing supplements, practices, and techniques.
  • I re-evaluated my beliefs and decided to develop more loving and unlimiting beliefs. I realized beliefs are simply thoughts we keep repeating to ourselves. I decided to repeat new thoughts that felt really good until they became my new belief system!
  • I decided that I wanted to feel good–body, mind, and spirit. My top priority was to feel really good–even great!
  • I started writing down all the good stuff in journals–positive aspects, things that were going right, and things I appreciated. Over and over and over. I still do! And, I always write by hand. It takes more time, so I can savor the good feelings longer, which raises my vibrational offering. Writing good stuff–WIN! Raising my vibrational point of attraction–WIN! Receiving more good stuff to write about–WIN!
  • I made it a point to drastically reduce complaining–this certainly continues to take practice! I’ve noticed the less I complain, the less I find to complain about because I stopped attracting it.
  • I paid attention to how I felt, emotionally. I knew my feelings indicated which direction I was heading–towards wanted or unwanted things.
  • If I felt bad, I changed the subject to something that felt better.
  • If I felt good, I revelled in the joy of it!
  • I started noticing when I focused on happier thoughts, more happy things showed up!
  • My health continued to improve!
  • My face started changing–the stress and anger lines relaxed. Some people started commenting that I was glowing!

A lot of times we know we are making shifts in our lives but wonder if it shows. The first time I was complimented for looking happy, I was in awe. When more compliments came, I knew I was on the right path to becoming whole, balanced, and consistently joyous!

I challenge you to institute some of these practices and see if you don’t become more happy. The Universe is always proving our own truth to us–what we believe, we receive. So, allow the Universe to prove to you that life really is supposed to be fun!

The really cool thing about shifting your mindset to look for happier things, is that it doesn’t have to be about any specific subject! You don’t have to try and get happy about a troubling subject to affect an improvement!

The more consistently you can find any simple, small, pleasurable thing to think about, it affects the big stuff, too! It’s all about the vibration. The longer you stay in a vibrational place of choosing happy thoughts, the more consistently your vibrational point of attraction will affect what you receive in every area of life–your relationships, your health, your wealth, and your spiritually.

If you’d like help with becoming happy, let’s talk soon! Visit http://maryannpack.com or http://reawakenyourjoy.com.

When you’re living in happy appreciation you are in complete alignment with who you really are.

You may even receive a compliment for looking so very happy!

If you enjoyed this post, please like, comment, and share. Thanks in advance!

To your joy,

MAP with Bookcase Friends

Version 2 M with Heart
Mary Ann Pack