Wisdom Whispers

Our Morning Choice

“A good morning is dependent upon choosing positive thoughts.” ~Mary Ann Pack

If you would like to have a good morning, do you plan for it the night before?

Do you know your day starts the night before?

When you climb into bed, what has been your dominant feeling as you fall asleep? Have you been ranting about something that happened during the day? Complaining about someone who wronged you? Or, worrying and fretting about what-ifs?

In what vibrational energy are you falling asleep?

Your pre-sleeping vibration has momentum. Yes, your vibration stops during sleep, but unless you consciously choose to find positive thoughts the next morning, as soon as you awake, you will probably start your morning thinking about what you were thinking  the night before. If you tend to think negative thoughts, you will probably pick up in the morning where you left off with a negative thought pattern from the night before.

If, on the other hand, you focus your thoughts upon gratitude and appreciation in preparation for sleep to ensure you are at a high vibrational level, your probability of beginning your morning with positive thoughts is very good!

Whichever thought patterns you have practiced the most, will probably be what you think about as you review your day before falling asleep, and it will continue the next morning–unless you make a concerted effort to re-pattern your thoughts that feel better.

Sleep offers us the perfect opportunity to reset our vibration.

Take a moment as you awake to revel in the delicious feeling of your bed–the warm blankets, the lush pillow, the snuggly feeling of your room. Delight for a few moments, that you are alive and breathing. Appreciate your body for renewing during your rest. Appreciate your body for performing all the necessary functions to keep you alive, breathing and heart beating–without your supervision. These thoughts will help you find other thoughts of appreciation as you arise and move through your day.

When you first begin this process, you may only stay positive for a few moments before something distracts you into the negative. But, the more you practice this positive choice of thoughts, you will notice you stay aligned with the positive longer throughout the day.

Begin your good morning tomorrow–tonight!

Get a jump on your good morning. Make it a point to review positive aspects about your day or things you appreciate just before you fall asleep tonight. Not only will you begin to rest better, you will wake up more often with appreciation on your mind.

Make your good morning choice a positive one!

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All is Well!!

Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life & Wellness Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Thought

Happiness = Healthy

“I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.” ~Voltaire

Upon finding this quote from Voltaire, I realized I really didn’t remember anything about him.  So I searched for him and found a wealth of information that only the internet can produce in mere seconds.  I liked this quote and thought of many reasons why being happy is so health-giving.

Here is just a tiny glimpse into the man, Voltaire.

Voltaire (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. He was also a vegetarian, an animal rights activist and a deist. (Wikipedia)

While the life expectancy was between 40-50 years old during the 18th century, Voltaire lived to be 83 years old!  Even though he regularly stirred things up with the government and the established church, was imprisoned and exiled, he still lived two times longer than most of his contemporaries.

Voltaire must have enjoyed sifting and sorting through all the contrast life was showing him, because he certainly was not pleased with the church nor his government and wrote about his desire for improvements.  He must have desired more freedom, because he wrote so much about it.

I don’t know why he became a vegetarian, but it could have been his love for animals.  He was a deist, so that contradicted the established church of his day and he desired freedom of religion and tolerance between religions and races.

He must have loved other cultures in that he learned Latin, and became fluent in Italian, Spanish and English—besides his native French.

Now that we have a little insight into Voltaire, let’s discuss his quote, “I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.”

As soon as I read this quote my mind thought of some Scriptures that talk about being happy and thoughts that make us feel good. (Emphasis mine.)

Proverbs 17:22, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

Proverbs 15:13, “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.”

Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”

Luke 6:XX, “A good man out of the treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”

Proverbs 4:23, Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”

I Thessalonians 5:18, In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Why is it so important for us to be happy?

How in the world do we get happy when so much pain and suffering and injustice is happening in our world all around us?

It all comes down to a decision!  Happiness is a choice. 

What made Voltaire choose to be happy?  And, how did he know it was good for his health?

Voltaire’s quote states that he had chosen to be happy because it was good for his health.  He didn’t say he was in good health and then chose to be happy about it!!  Voltaire chose to be happy first and good health was his reward.

Did he possibly see the contrast of unhappiness in other people and recognized the outcome of a shorter life-span?  He wasn’t free from disease.  He suffered from smallpox, yet recovered in about a month.  Smallpox was a deadly disease.  Yet, Voltaire recovered to live to the ripe old age of 83.  Do you think this was when he chose to be happy for his health’s sake?

Maybe he chose to be happy when he was imprisoned? Or, in exile? Or, when he lost his lover during childbirth?

Even though he was opposed to religious dogma, he was trained by the Jesuits and knew Latin.  He was taught theology and knew Scripture.  I would assume he knew the Scriptures that I quoted above and more.

He was quite impressed with Hinduism.  He thought they were a peaceful lot.  Maybe he chose to be happy from studying Hinduism?

No matter what caused Voltaire to come to the conclusion that choosing to be happy was beneficial for his health, he made the decision and the outcome provided him with a long life.  There was no mention of illness after the smallpox incidence.  I can only assume that he lived a healthy life, since he lived as long as he did during a time when others were dying all around him at a much younger age.

Voltaire must have experienced the benefits of health as he continued choosing to be happy.

The life-span statistics for 2012 in the United States was 78.74 years.  Compared to Voltaire’s time, if we lived two times the expectation rate of people in the U.S., we would live to be about 157 years old!!  He lived longer than what the average U.S. life-span statistics were in 2012!  How did he accomplish such a long life?

How does happiness benefit the body with health?

Because everything is energy and energy is always in motion, it is in constant vibration.  Our thoughts either feel good or they feel bad.  Those two vibrational qualities are vastly different and our body interprets both and responds.

When we vibrate with good feeling thoughts of happiness, our cells are responding with healthy vibrations.  The cells are humming along and happily getting all that is required for them to maintain good health. Our vibrations are in alignment with health and well-being.

Remember the merry heart verse?  A happy heart is good medicine—it’s health-giving vitality.

When we vibrate with bad feeling thoughts, our cells also respond.  The resistance in our vibrational energy field reverberates right through each and every cell of our body.  This resistance holds well-being away from our cells and they begin to experience disharmony and dis-ease (uneasiness, imbalance).

This could be why the Scripture tells us that a broken spirit dries the bones.  What dries out the body?  Heat from inflammation!  All the dis-eases are caused from some wrong thinking in some area and our bodies respond.

In his book, As A Man Thinketh, James Allen in 1902 had much to say about our thoughts and how they affect our lives: “Suffering is always the effect of wrong thought in some direction.  It is an indication that the individual is out of harmony with himself, with the Law of his being. “ 

Being in disharmony with ourselves and the law of our being is simply not being in alignment with who we really are—perfect expressions of Source Energy or God.  If we are not in alignment with how Source thinks about us and the subjects we are thinking about, we will feel the discomfort of misalignment.  In other words, we will feel bad when we are thinking thoughts that do not align with the thoughts that God is thinking at the same time about the same subjects.

When we are feeling good it is an indication that our emotions and thoughts are aligned with the thoughts of Source!  And, our body absolutely loves the freedom and joy it feels as it busily hums along in blissful health.  Each cell is happily carrying out its functions perfectly.

You may have all kinds of excuses why you simply cannot be happy right now.  There are too many bad things happening in your life and you’re sick.  Thankfully these circumstances are not permanent.  Circumstances and poor health can change, but you have to do the vibrational energy work on yourself first.

Choosing to be happy before any circumstances change.  Choosing to be happy before you see any improvement in your health.

I believe that Voltaire made the decision to be happy before he ever saw his health improve.  We can know this because the universal law of attraction states—that which is like unto itself, is drawn—like attracts like.  He couldn’t have been unhappy and attracted good health!  They are on two very different vibrational levels.  We can only attract what we are emitting.

Our circumstances are produced by our habitual, dominant thought patterns.  The wonderful universe is matching the dominant essence of all that we are thinking and feeling.  If we are suffering, it’s because our overall dominant thought patterns are that of low quality vibration—thoughts that feel bad.

To change our circumstances and health, we must change our focus of thought.  It’s time to focus our attention upon health and well-being.  It’s time to decide to be happy first!

“Sometimes you manufacture scenarios and put them in your own way just to prove a point.  It is as if you would rather be right than happy.  When you catch yourself doing that stop and say, ‘This unpleasant thought is unnecessary.’  Then choose one that feels better.” ~Abraham-Hicks

Maybe it’s time to stop trying to prove you are right about your sickness or circumstances.  You say, but it’s the truth—as if it’s something permanent.  Wouldn’t it be better to be happy?  Maybe it’s time to tell new story about your health.  The universe doesn’t know whether what you’re feeling from thoughts is real or not.

Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Maybe it’s time to put your faith into action about new evidence of your unrealized, for the moment, healthy body?  Just because you can’t see a healthy body in the mirror, the above verse says that’s where faith and expectation comes in to play.  Faith is the substance of all the things you hope for—it’s the very evidence of all the things you desire that you don’t yet see!!!  How awesome is that?!

Matthew 7:7-8 says, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.

This scripture indicates that we are to be active in our asking, seeking and knocking.  Those are action words—asking, seeking and knocking.  This is focusing on the wanted (not the lack of the wanted).  This indicates that there is expectation—not wavering.  It is believing that we will have what we desire.  It doesn’t say we may have what we want, it states that we will have whatever we request.  It just depends upon our thoughts.  Are we focusing on the problems or lack, or are we focusing on the desire or improvement?  If we focus on the lack of health or our illness—that’s not our happy place—it doesn’t feel good and that indicates that we are not in alignment with who we really are.  If we focus on the health and well-being, it feels good and that indicates alignment with the law of our being—who we really are.

When our thoughts go back and forth between our ill-health and the thoughts of improvement, we waver—and, that’s not activating our faith.

All the above Scriptures are definitive.  They are not suggestions. They are not maybe’s.  They emphatically state do this thing and you will receive what you desire.

So, what’s our part in all this?

First, we choose to be happy no matter the circumstances.  We discipline our minds to think thoughts of well-being—thoughts that feel good.  Anytime thoughts creep in that are about unpleasing conditions, stop and acknowledge those thoughts are not necessary, and reach for a better, happier thoughts that feel good.  The more consistent we can think of good, pleasant things, the faster we will see improvement in our health and circumstances.

“The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expresses—Disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought.” ~James Allen

Second, begin finding things to appreciate and be grateful.  Every experience we have in life has some silver lining!  There are positive aspects about everything we experience.  We just have to look for them.  We receive what we hide in our heart (seat of emotions).

James Allen says, “The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears…and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.” 

Third, when we are in a state of appreciation and gratitude we are in alignment with Source Within—and that feels really good!  Choosing to look for things to appreciate will bring perpetual happiness.  We cannot be in a state of appreciation and not be happy!

Fourth, as long as we tip the scales even just a little bit over 51 percent of the time that we are happy, the shift will occur.  As we build momentum of happy thoughts of appreciation, more appreciative thoughts will be drawn to us.  By law, our point of attraction will shift and we will witness changes of improvement in every area of our lives.

All is Well!!

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Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life & Wellness Coach

“What Can I Do Now?”

  1. Pick up a notebook and start your own Journal of Positive Aspects or a Gratitude Journal. Write in it every day with the things you appreciate.  Focus with intention to really feel good when you write.  If you get feeling bad, open up that journal and re-read your entries remembering the happy feeling that caused you to write them down!
  2. Call or email me today! Don’t wait any longer to invest in your happy life.  Together, we can uncover the dreams you have hidden and create a life you love living—relationships, mentally, physically and financially.  Call (903) 227-0273 or email maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com  Do it today!
  3. Buy and read James Allen’s book, As A Man Thinketh.

 

 

 

 

Wellness

Heal Your Body with Love!

LYF so your body can heal

“Loving myself first has created a cycle of well-being!” ~Mary Ann Pack

Why would loving yourself have anything to do with healing your physical body?

We all want to feel loved–even our bodies!

Einstein said everything is energy.  With that statement in mind, how can love for ourselves affect the healing of our physical bodies?  Aren’t they two different things?

It’s much easier to understand the concept of mind-body relationship when we consider we are all energy.  Energy is in constant motion.  Energy’s motion creates vibrations.

Everything we think, say, feel emotionally, taste, smell, see, touch and hear are our interpretations of vibrations of energy.

Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells that are also vibrating energy.  They have minds of their own and want certain things.  They want good food, pure water, good nourishment, pure air, healthy transportation systems to carry in beneficial nutrients and carry away waste.  Most of all they want to be happy and live in joy–just like you!

When you take the time to align with your inner Source Energy and love yourself feeling really good, emotionally, you are not only benefiting your inner well-being, you are benefiting your physical well-being.

The love you feel for yourself is radiating love throughout your entire physical body, as well.  It improves your immune system, it relaxes the heart, it eases your breathing, it creates a feeling of well-being and satisfaction in your mind.

Loving yourself first will give your trillions of cells exactly what they want the most–simply to feel loved!

We know that babies need loving caresses to thrive, we know that plants grow better with encouraging words, we know from Dr. Emoto’s work with photographing water and crystals that water is affected by words.  We’ve even seen spontaneous healing through concentrated, focus intention by shamanic practitioners.

Even science has proven that researchers actually affect the outcome of experiments!

So, why would we not connect our love or criticism of ourselves with our body’s health?

Personally, I used to be a very negative person.  One of my favorite sayings was, “That makes me sick!”  I was so critical and high-strung.  Always on edge and always getting offended.  Ugh!  What a horrible existence!

Guess what my attitude affected?  My body!  I created such imbalance in my body that my body began to develop dis-ease–and uneasiness that created illness.

I had migraines, digestive problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, breast fibroid, Grave’s dis-ease, three miscarriages, gall-bladder dis-ease, and it just goes on.  Finally, I decided it was time to show myself a little bit of love and turned to a friend’s health food store.  Out with the pharmaceuticals and in with the herbs!  I needed hope in a renewed faith and trust that my healing was possible.

Now, you may not think that is such a big deal, but I had to love myself enough to take my health into my own hands and not rely on someone else to just give me more drugs.  I actually had to learn about how my body works so we weren’t just throwing more drugs at the symptoms.  I learned to better understand how my body works and how I affect the outcome of my health.

That was really huge!  That one small act of loving myself to find the path to wellness opened the door to changing my attitudes and thoughts which helped my body to start to feel better.  My body was able to assimilate the herbs and my cells responded!

Loving myself has benefited not only my attitude, but my body, too!

Loving myself first has created a cycle of well-being!  It has continued over the last 22 years since this path began to unfold.  I look forward to many more years of vibrant health in mind and body!

Fortunately, we have an inner guidance system called our emotions.  By feeling good we know we are in alignment with our inner Source.  When we feel bad we are not aligned with our Source.  Alignment brings well-being.  Well-being is constantly flowing towards us and it is our allowing the flow to us and through us that makes for vibrant health.

Alignment brings non-resistance.  Being in alignment by feeling good and thinking good-feeling thoughts like appreciation and gratitude, puts you in the receiving mode of well-being.  There is no resistance when you allow the receiving of well-being.  You create an environment of healing.  You get out of the way of the cells asking for and receiving what they need to heal.

By now, I’m sure you know by universal Law of Attraction you have created all you experience.  You can attract by default or design.  If you want well-being, you must design it by purposefully thinking good-feeling thoughts which allow the receiving mode to kick in and your body will begin healing.

We all receive exactly what we’ve been vibrating–whether it is well-being or illness.

The following are a few steps you can take on the path of healing your body with love:

1.  Take time to start noticing how you are feeling–emotionally.  Follow those emotions back to what thoughts created them.  Remember thoughts and feelings are vibrations that affect the outcome of our health experience.

2.  During the moments that you are feeling good and thinking good thoughts–revel in those feelings to build momentum so more good-feeling thoughts are attracted.  Stay in an attitude of gratitude and appreciation.

3.  During moments that you are feeling bad and thinking negatively–push the pause button.  Overlay those negative thoughts with better-feeling thoughts.  Reassure yourself that you don’t have to figure this all out right now.  It does take practice.

4.  Be gentle with yourself as you practice better-feeling thoughts.  Don’t criticize yourself for having negative thoughts.  Just acknowledge that’s where you are at the moment and that you can change those thoughts.  It just takes practice.

5.  Don’t focus upon the illness or discomfort, because then you activate even more energy and it will expand.  You don’t have to hash it over and over in your mind or discuss it with anyone–this again gives it more energy and activates it in your body.

6.  Distract yourself from thinking about your lack of wellness with thoughts of gratitude and appreciation.  Think about things that make your heart sing.  Every time you have a thought of your illness, pause and overlay those thoughts with better feeling thoughts.

7.  Know that you will never get it done and you can never get it wrong.  You are always making progress and growing–eternally.  Sometimes we judge ourselves too harshly and think we have done something wrong, but it’s just your path unfolding.  Keep moving!

8.  Celebrate every little success.  Every time you can catch yourself in negativity and choose to think better-feeling thoughts, you have made another success!  Revel in the deliciousness of your successes!

9.  If you believe herbal treatments or some other methodology will help you have faith that you’re healing, then reach for those things, but your emotional state is of the utmost value over any other treatment available.

10. Remember we are vibrational beings–even physically.  Well-being is the basic nature of the body.  Do whatever it takes to not interrupt it from receiving the flow of well-being.

“Well-being should be yours and your cells know exactly how to ask and what to do.  And, if you could completely get out of the way and trust, you would become well again, because the cells know what they need and they are asking from their direct Source of Life.  If you’re not in the way of that, that cell is going to find its recovery and if that cell does, then enough of them can and you’re going to feel really good.” ~Abraham-Hicks

How are you loving your body to wellness?  I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments below!  Please Like and Share this post–thank you in advance!

Dream – Grow – Live!!

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~Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life & Wellness Coach

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