Wednesday, December 22, 2010

LIFE IS A THEATER! - REPOST

Hello Everyone! I wanted to do a re-post of the importance of surrounding our self with people that encourage and make us feel energized and not drained while on our spiritual journey.... This holiday season and as we look forward to a New Year..... Make a change in your life! Reconnect to God and Refresh your Spirit! Sincere Peace!


LIFE IS A THEATER
"Invite Your Audience Carefully
Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives.
There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a DISTANCE.
It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of, or at least
minimize your time with, draining, negative, incompatible,
not-going-anywhere relationships/friendships.
Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention.
Which ones lift and which ones lean?
Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?
Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?
When you leave certain people do you feel better or feel worse?
Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know or appreciate you?
The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you...the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of Your Life.
"If you cannot change the people around you, CHANGE the people you are around."
Remember that the people we hang with will have an impact on both our lives and our income. And so we must be careful to choose the people we hang out with, as well as the information with which we feed our minds.
We should not share our dreams with negative people, Nor feed our dreams with negative thoughts.
It's your choice and your life..... It's up to you who and what you let in it......"
author unknown

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tackle Holiday Stress! =0
















Tackle Holiday Stress! =0 It is that time of year and for many people the stress level goes up tremendously! If you are the type of person who does not do well under any type of pressure especially during the holidays ... the following is a list of helpful tips to help you keep your cool this holiday season! Enjoy this time of the year and allow your spirit to grow! Take time for your self and let God handle the stress!


10 Tips To Tackle Holiday Stress And Sleep WellBy Glenda Sparling

The following 10 tips are offered to help you maintain your sanity:

1. Normal Routine. Try to keep to your normal routine as much as possible. That means going to bed as close to your regular time and rising at around the same time each day. Of course, this will be challenging on party nights, but try to keep these to a minimum.


2. Plan Ahead. If you've got company coming, try to alleviate some of your 'last-minute stress' by purchasing groceries, gifts or even doing advanced food preparation ahead of time. Get the gifts wrapped. That was always my job and mom loved it that it was one less thing she needed to do.

3. Regular Exercise. Exercise is one of the precursors to achieving good sleep. Besides, it's just simply healthy for you. Try to maintain your regular routine. Hit the gym or at least get out for a walk. You mind will be refreshed and your body thankful, and you will sleep better.

4. Ask for Help. The holiday festivities don't need to be your total responsibility. Ask family members to assist in the preparations. If you don't ask, they may not know how stressed and burdened you feel. And, there is a very good chance they will be very receptive to pitching in to make this a joyous time for all. Enlist your family to clean and decorate the house, wrap the gifts and prepare the meals.

5. Reduce Caffeine. Keep your caffeine intake to a bare minimum or not at all. Caffeine can have a very long half-life, particularly in those who sleep lightly to begin with. Adding caffeine to increased stress levels is a sure-fire way to disrupt your sleep even more.

6. Watch your Alcohol Intake. Alcohol, even in small quantities, can induce a false sense of sleepiness. But falling into an alcohol-induced sleep state will be anything but satisfying. Your slumber will be restless and it is doubtful you will enter deep delta sleep, which is needed for that energized feeling the next day.

7. Water - Drink Lots. Dehydration can be your worst enemy, particularly if you are having more than your usual amount of alcohol. Make sure your body is well hydrated with at least 8 - 10 8-oz. cups per day. Water makes up 85% of your blood, 80% of your muscles, and 75% of your brain. Make sure you don't dry out.

8. Be kind to Yourself. Before your shoulders end up bunched up into your ears, seeming never to get unstuck, reward yourself and take a break. Plan a relaxing massage, facial or manicure. A massage is great for you guys too.

9. Breathe Deeply. Diaphragmatic breathing is an excellent way to induce relaxation throughout your entire body. Test whether you are a chest or belly breather by putting one hand on your chest and one on your belly. Look down as you breathe (normally). Whichever hand rises first indicates your normal breathing pattern. Most people are 'chest' breathers by habit. Just for 5 minutes focus breathing letting your diaphragm rise first. Your breathing will be slow and deeper. Even 5 minutes of deep belly breathing will induce relaxation. Plus it simply relaxes you and feels good.

10. Talk to your Brain. After you've done some deep diaphragmatic breathing (this really helps to relax you), then have a chat with your brain. Tell it you will sleep soundly tonight. Tell it you deserve a restful peaceful night.

The mind-body connection is really significant. Make use of this amazingly powerful tool. Practice these behaviors and you will sleep soundly and have pleasant dreams of sugarplums and Christmas Kringle making everything just right and come visit http://thespiritofsleep.com for more useful information on sleep.

Monday, December 6, 2010

FACES OF JUDGEMENT!











Hello Everyone! There are times when we are confronted with many faces of judgement while on our spiritual walk... There are moments when others and on occasion we may find our self in a position to press our own opinions upon someone else... Before we do this we must pause for a moment and do our research.. God uses people to do His work in many different ways... We may not always agree or understand...But we must remember God has a reason for everything. It is our responsibility to listen to the Spirits leading. The following is short list of judgement quotes from www.thinkexist.com . Open your mind and hearts and let God be the judge... Sincere Peace!


“It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.”
Lawrence G. Lovasik

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.”
Paulo Coelho

“Never judge a man's actions until you know his motives”

“Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.”
Wayne Dyer

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Carl Gustav Jung quotes (Swiss psychiatrist, Psychologist and Founder of the Analytic Psychology, 1875-1961)

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers”
Voltaire quotes (French Philosopher and Writer. One of the greatest of all French authors, 1694-1778)

“The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.”
Georgia Harkness

“Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.”
santiz Voltaire quotes (French Philosopher and Writer. One of the greatest of all French authors, 1694-1778)

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”
Ambrose Redmoon

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
Mother Teresa

“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.”
Sally Field quotes (American Actress, b.1946)

“Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.”
Nancy Lopez quotes

“I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions”
Dorothy Day quotes (American reformer, Journalist and Founder of the Catholic Worker. 1897-1980)

“I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying.”
Tom Hopkins quotes (American best selling author known as the world's leading sales trainer.)

“Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.”
Bob Packwood quotes

“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it”

“You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus”
Mark Twain quotes (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)

“Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves”
Euripides quotes (Greek playwright, c. 480-406 BC)

“We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions.”
Ian Percy quotes

“Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)