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The Year of the Fire Rooster Feng Shui by Anita Rosenberg

The Year of the Fire Rooster Feng Shui by Anita Rosenberg

February 3, 2017 launches the Chinese New Year of the Bing You or Fire Rooster. Within the Feng Shui of your space there are stars or energy patterns that show up in each sector. The goal is to activate the good stars and keep the bad ones quiet. How to do this? Use the auspicious sectors more often. It’s like tuning into the wi-fi signal and receiving a full ban. The more often you are in these areas the more you attract good Qi into your life, which in turn make you happier, healthier and more successful. Who doesn’t want that?

What to do?
Take your compass and stand in the middle of your house. Map out the sectors according to the pie-shape of the directions. The three best sectors to activate and use more often in 2017 are:

EAST – attracts wealth, finance & cash flow
SOUTHEAST – attracts happy events, promotions & sales opportunities
NORTH – attracts power, authority, good name & leadership

Here are the good sectors to use:

EAST is one of the top 3 sectors to activate in 2017. Use it more to maximize wealth prospects and accumulation and good fortune. If your main entrance faces EAST you are in great shape for 2017 because it ushers in this auspicious energy. If one of the rooms you use most often or your office is in the East it helps you establish a good reputation to flourish in professional pursuits.To activate use this area more, open windows, add yang objects like a television, clock or fan.

SOUTHEAST is the second best sector to activate to grow your wealth especially for long-term projects and investments. It increases sales and is also a great sector for spiritual manifestation in 2017. If SOUTHEAST is where your home office is located you will find yourself more active in business. Using SOUTHEAST will boost your career and you will be more joyful as you gain more fame and reputation. If you are in a relationship SOUTHEAST will help you plan marriage or start a family.

NORTH is the third best sector of 2017. This area is good for education and if your purpose is to learn you can turn your knowledge into a career. Study in the NORTH this year and set your children up in the NORTH for their study area. It also manifests career opportunities in 2017. Use it to climb the corporate ladder and to build a good name and status. If the main door to your office is in the NORTH your status and social circle will improve. Make sure there are no negative aspects in this sector or you will get undesirable results

Sending you blessings for a most fantastic Year of the Fire Rooster 2017!

Anita Rosenberg

www.AnitaRosenberg.com | @anitarosenbergstudio

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If You Can See It, You Can Have It in 2017 by Suzannah Galland

If You Can See It, You Can Have It in 2017

I like to think of 2017 as an open book. Why not call it a celebration of YOU? The first page starts on January 1st. It is your journal, and what if you knew that the words you write could take form. Imagine that?

We all want to celebrate our life. But verbal affirmations like, “Every day I will lose weight,” or “My house is clean and tidy” just don’t cut it. To lose weight, drink less or catch a date, you may need the right actions to do the trick.

What do you crave? A new home, or baby, or a closet filled with Dolce & Gabbana? Whatever it is, then it’s time to rewrite your story and in the present. Whenever you live in this moment, making the most of it, time and again, you’re naturally at your most powerful, most capable, most alive.

Lilly is from Los Angles and wants to get married. She’s single, depressed and “filled with flaws” – or so she believes. Lilly has spent the last seven years pining for a huge wedding day, but now she’d be grateful for a Vegas bash. Lilly is dateless, overweight and feeling clueless how to bring in her beau. Her New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, but her secret desire is to get married.

First, I asked Lilly to talk about marriage and what it means to her. She gave me a solemn look. She said, “I just want to share my life with someone special.” Her eyes were lifeless. Her words monotone. For Lilly, life had taken its toll.

Lilly looked to me to help her lose weight. What she needed was an out of the box approach.

Like all brides who try on gowns, I knew she’d love to see herself in one of them.

After all, beauty is about the way you move, and express yourself.

“Be patient and find that one-of-a-kind dress you’ve always imagined yourself wearing,” I told her, “Enjoy the daydream of becoming a bride.” And take a close friend with you for support.

At first, she was hesitant to do this. ”I’m too fat,” she said, “Nothing will fit me.”

I gave her a gentle nudge. “Make sure to feel the finish of the fabric,” I said. “See the glowing potential of you.”

Lilly’s adventure was a success. And her feedback was everything I hoped for. Her eyes brimmed with joy. She experienced a mystical ecstasy. For the first time, she knew what it would feel like to be a bride.

“I am going to lose 20lb and start dating.” She said.

Lilly had wanted to lose weight for a bigger reason – to get married. But to achieve her goal, she needed a more tangible motivator. Taking ACTION to explore what it would feel like to be a bride created a cycle of energy to propel her forward. And that was a grand motivator for her to lose weight.

We all have wants and desires, but we rarely listen to our hearts. By physically experiencing the thing you want and in real time, your mind will believe that you already have it. Take a chance on something you want, through a door that you’ve never opened. Go for something heartfelt. Make it bigger!

If your house is a mess, maybe it’s because you secretly want to redecorate. So, to motivate you, why not view a luxury penthouse interior? “I can’t afford it, so what’s the point?” you say to yourself. But it might be just the push you need to redesign or de-clutter your home.

If you want that wardrobe filled with Dolce and Gabbana? Get dressed up, take yourself out and try on everything in their store. Fall in love with the feeling of wearing the clothes – imprint the image into your mind. And, if you’re looking for love? Date yourself, take yourself out to that restaurant with a close mate, buy yourself flowers. Light those candles and smile.

In other words, by stepping out with a kick-starting motivator is a good way to inspire a goal you’ve been putting off for years.

There’s nothing more exciting than a glimpse of the future. If you can see it, you can have it!

It all starts by making 2017 a year of celebration for you.

Suzannah Galland
Relationship Expert
www.suzannahgalland.com

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Nutty Quinoa Pilaf by Chef Kate

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This flavourful, crunchy pilaf is wonderful served as a side dish and with curries. You can add other finely chopped or grated sautéed veggies like zucchini, carrots, and sweet potato if you like. I usually make a large batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week to use in recipes all week long. It’s great to have on hand to add to soups and salads.

NOTE For this recipe you’ll need 4 cups of cooked quinoa. You will need 2 cups uncooked quinoa, 4 cups of water, and a little salt. Try using assorted colours of quinoa. You can find them at your health food store.

MAKES approx.6 generous cups

PREP TIME 15–20 minutes

COOKING TIME 15 minutes (add 20 minutes if cooking quinoa)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, ghee, or butter
  • ½ cup each finely chopped onion and red bell pepper (capsicum)
  • 4 tbsp mixed finely chopped parsley, mint, and cilantro (coriander)
  • ½ cup shredded or desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup each pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sultanas
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey (to taste)
  • 1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds or goji berries (optional)
  • Method
    1. In a large sauté pan or pot, heat the oil over medium/high and add the veggies and herbs and cook while stirring for approx. 3 minutes or until tender. Then add the shredded or desiccated coconut, seeds, and sultanas, and continue cooking while stirring for 2 minutes.
    2. Add the cooked quinoa, maple syrup, salt, and pepper and reduce the heat to medium. Cook while stirring until the quinoa is heated through, and remove from heat. You may need to add a little more oil or a little water while you are cooking so it does not stick or burn.
    3. Check for seasoning and add a little more salt and pepper if desired. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds or goji berries, microgreens, and fresh herbs. Serve hot or chill and serve as a cold dish.

    Sending ‘The Flavour of Joy’
    Chef Kate
    www.chefkate.me

    Chef Kate has also launched her new cookbook, The Flavour of Joy. Containing stories to inspire, amuse and uplift as well as delicious, healthy recipes you’ll love. Kate uses local, organics and sustainable ingredients in her tasty and nutritious recipes. Also including superfoods and medicinal herbs in her dishes to create healthy food nourishing for the body, mind and spirit. You can purchase the new book from www.theflavourofjoy.com

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The Subconscious Secret to Realizing Your Goals by Suzannah Galland

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What happens in your dream time is manifested in your daytime, and the words you write and the scenarios you set can help you design your achievements.

Signs and symbols in dreams may serve as warnings or as intuitive guidance. They allow you to tap into what’s going on beneath the surface or to pave the way for your next move.

Pay close attention to your dreams and your subconscious mind. Keep a notepad or iPad beside your bed and try to recall anything and everything about a particular idea you had – players, scenarios, colors, sounds and words.

Put your aspirations in writing:
Write out exactly what you are trying to manifest. Pick something small, but you must be passionate about it!!
You can use this as a tool to rejuvenate you, as a means to help you understand how to express an intention or desire. By seeing yourself acting it and observing you as a player, you can start to create your future.

If it’s a new job you want, write or imagine a scenario where you’re working for a company that values you with an excellent salary, a high position, benefits and anything else of crucial importance.

If it’s a relationship, see yourself acting out the role of dating someone who makes you laugh, is generous and excites you. If you want commitment, then write out that information for the character.

If you’re feeling creative, find a name for the person, company or event; or if you prefer, call the players A, B, C or number them or whatever. The goal is to see ourselves in the roles we want or desire with other people indulging to our needs.

Now, read what you just wrote out a few times a day, but especially before you sleep. You may find yourself a week later quietly asking, why isn’t anything happening? Go back and read your story. Is there enough information written out? Do you need to add a couple of characters to support you along the way?

Yes, I know most of us think this is a lot of work, and we are all busy and what-not. But your life is about you. How you think, act, react and manifest are all performed and written by you. Write it out and let your intuitive body and mind draw it to you.

Sometimes, dreams don’t manifest themselves exactly as we might have planned, but they can lead us to another place in another area of our lives, and we can link the dots in a way we never anticipated.

Suzannah Galland
Relationship Expert
www.suzannahgalland.com

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Coconut Chocolate Fudge Bites by Chef Kate

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These little protein-packed treats are really easy to make and are one of the delicious and healthy recipes from my new cookbook, The Flavour of Joy.

They were a big hit at the recent Australian Organic Awareness Month Brunch I catered for in Sydney. We also served the Fudge Bites at a yoga class Miranda Kerr put on in Sydney for Earth Hour one year; the guests adored them and so does just about everyone who tries them.

TIP You can roll this fudge into bite-sized balls or just spread it into a container lined with baking paper and cut into little squares after it sets. The basic recipe is really simple to make. Even if the instructions look a little long, just read through them before starting and you’ll have tasty treats in no time.

NOTE Allow the nut butter to warm to room temperature or soften by placing the jar in warm water to make it easier to combine with the other ingredients. If you are nut sensitive you can use ground pumpkin or sunflower seeds in place of the nuts and seed butters in place of the nut butter. I especially love making them with coconut butter, which is a thick spread made from coconuts like nut butters. You can usually find coconut butter (not coconut oil) at health food stores.

MAKES approx. 15–20 balls

PREP TIME 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond butter, coconut butter, or other nut butter
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup finely ground almonds or other nuts
  • ¼ cup honey or coconut syrup (to taste)
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder (and extra for rolling them in)
  • ½ cup finely ground coconut (and extra for rolling them in)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • Optional Additions

    • ½ cup chocolate chips or finely cut chocolate pieces (70% dark chocolate)
    • ½ cup cacao nibs
    • ¼ cup raisins or goji berries
    • ¼ cup finely chopped nuts or seeds
    • Method
      1. Place all the basic ingredients in a food processor fitted with the chopping blade, and process until well-combined. You may need to stop the processor a couple of times to push down the side and continue blending. You can also combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine and it’s a great arm workout.

      2. If you are adding any of the Optional Additions, transfer the mixture to a bowl, add ingredients of choice, and mix well to combine.

      3. Roll the mixture into balls using your hands or spread into a small baking pan or dish lined with baking paper. The size of the balls will depend on how thick you want the fudge bites to be.

      4. If you are making balls, roll all of them and set aside on a plate or tray. Then place the finely ground coconut and cacao powder in 2 medium bowls. Then roll the balls in the mixture to coat. If making fudge, just sprinkle a mixture of cacao powder and ground coconut on top of the fudge and press it gently so it stays in place. The coating/topping is optional.

      5. Serve the fudge bites right away or refrigerate for 1 hour or longer to set. The fudge needs to be refrigerated for at least 1–2 hours to set and then you can cut into pieces. The balls and fudge will keep up to 6 days refrigerated and up to 1 month in the freezer, but they are so good you won’t have to worry about this!

      You can watch Chef Kate make the Coconut Fudge Bites on Australian Channel 10’s Studio 10 segment here

      Sending ‘The Flavour of Joy’
      Chef Kate
      www.chefkate.me

      Chef Kate has also launched her new cookbook, The Flavour of Joy. Containing stories to inspire, amuse and uplift as well as delicious, healthy recipes you’ll love. Kate uses local, organics and sustainable ingredients in her tasty and nutritious recipes. Also including superfoods and medicinal herbs in her dishes to create healthy food nourishing for the body, mind and spirit. You can purchase the new book from www.theflavourofjoy.com

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The Power of the Heart by Suzannah Galland

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Your heart might be hidden, but it’s the hottest attribute you have.

Did you know that people can feel it when our hearts are in sync? It makes us tremendously appealing. Others will sense it and want to get closer to learn what our secret is.

It’s the “it” factor we can’t quite put our finger on, but we know is there. When we are truly in alignment, we can fill a room with electricity. That is the power of the heart.

To make anything work, you have to start with you. We hear this message time and time again, “If you like or love yourself, men or women will fall all around you. They’ll be crazy about you.” Cliche yes, but it’s true.

When our hearts get excited, we experience a type of tremble. It feels like our nervous system is in flux. I describe this feeling as being in sync. More like a dance, where heart, mind, and body move together in sensual motion. It is the center of intuitive perception, and it encompasses intelligence that is both sophisticated and vast. There is science that supports this. The are neurons in both the heart and stomach that can have a significant impact on our given emotional state.

Of course all of us suffer from stress. Our intuitive hearts shut down. It means we’re off center. When that happens, we can often find ourselves feeling alone and miserable.

For that reason, I created a 3 Step Heart Breath technique, to alleviate any stress immediately. This process is simple and puts you back into a beautiful state of mind.

Three-Step Heart Breath

Step 1: Focus your attention on the area around your heart. Place your hand over the center of your chest to help keep your attention in the heart area.

Step 2: Breathe normally but deeply, imagining that your breath is moving directly into and out of your heart area. Continue breathing in this way until you find a comfortable, natural inner rhythm.

Step 3: While you are focused on your heart and maintaining your breathing into that area, recall a positive feeling, a time when you felt good inside. Try to re-experience the feeling. For example, you can remember a special place you’ve been to or the love you felt for a close friend or family member or treasured pet.

Now take a moment and experience the tranquility of this process. Freeing yourself from stress is in its real sense is liberating.

You can’t always control what is going on around you, but you can always control what is going on within you.

Suzannah Galland

www.suzannahgalland.com

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How Shui Are You? By Anita Rosenberg

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Answer the following questions to find out, how Shui are you?

__yes __ no      1. Do you tend to pick single items rather than pairs?
__yes __ no      2. Is your television exposed and not inside a closed cabinet?
__yes __ no      3. Is your entryway bland and lacklustre?
__yes __ no      4. Do you have family photos on your mantel?
__yes __ no      5. Sitting at your desk, is your back towards the door?
__yes __ no      6. Is your artwork drab and uninspiring?
__yes __ no      7. Do you have mirrors in your bedroom?
__yes __ no      8. Do you prefer silk plants and flowers to real ones?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to correct your Feng Shui.

Here are my Top Eight Tips to keep your Feng Shui Simple.

#1 – It Takes Two to Tango
Feng Shui provides simple tools for attracting a mate. Love and passion is the tango of duality. Decorating with “pairs of things” will stir up your love life; two pictures, two chairs, two lamps or matching items. Displaying pairs honours relationships in general.

#2 – Cover Televisions when not in use
Computers and televisions possess strong EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) that are harmful in large doses. Whether turned on or off, they are rays of harmful energy that negatively affect our health. In Feng Shui, we never want them in bedrooms. If you must sleep with a television, place inside a cabinet so you can close off the energy when you go to sleep.

#3 – Bring out the Welcome Mat
Opportunity knocks at the front door which is why we suggest a welcome mat to greet our guests. The front door is the mouth of Qi or life-force energy, which is why we add greeters like a welcome mat, spiritual statue or bench.

#4 – Light my Fire
The fireplace is the most fiery area of the house so we want to balance the fire energy with water by placing a mirror over the mantel. A mirror represents the water element. Other objects like crystals or candles make excellent décor choices as well. Family photos and painting will symbolically burn up so we don’t like them on the mantel.

#5 – Always Sit in the Power Position
You should always have a commanding view of the room from your desk. No one wants to sit with their back to the door as it is unsettling. To determine your power position, try moving your chair around until you feel the most comfortable.

#6 – Art That Inspires
Art should lift your spirits and reflect who you are. Art symbolism is powerful. Food-related images do well in kitchens. Pictures with people go in the dining room. Hang romantic pieces in the bedroom. Playful art is for children’s rooms. Office art should empower your career.

#7 – Fresh Flowers bring Prosperity
Flowers are said to bring good fortune into your home or office. Silk and dried flowers have a shelf-life of three months and then they become dust-catchers. Fresh flowers are preferred. Replace them immediately when wilted or faded.

#8 – Family Wall of Fame
Family members are our support team. In Feng Shui we like adding a hallway of family portraits or an entry table with family photos. Miranda loves her family pictures and has assembled her favourite shots of the important people in her life. We can all follow her lead.

Anita Rosenberg

www.AnitaRosenberg.com | @anitarosenbergstudio

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The Power of Projecting Loving Thoughts by Suzannah Galland

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Ever take a moment to listen to the opinions, judgments, and wisecracks silently swirling around in your mind when you meet or see someone? No one can hear these thoughts, so we feel free to think whatever we want, regardless how harsh or lustful. But beware. Lack of sound doesn’t prevent our silent communication from having an impact. When we think in the direction of another, we transfer our thoughts and emotions to him or her. Our thoughts, like our energy, are packed with electrical charges and actually travel from person to person. This silent communication can be quite powerful.

When people receive loving thoughts from us, they find themselves smiling and feeling good inside, and we experience the same flow of love in return. It’s a win-win. On the other hand, when we project thoughts from a negative place, we’re hacking into someone’s energy. The recipient of our goo will feel as if something is off and, likewise, we’ll get caught up in a boomerang of negative goo. Here we have a lose-lose.

Projecting a kind thought to people we meet is a great way to start improving our silent communication. Try doing it throughout the day, almost as a form of prayer. The very act of transferring our thoughts is our first step to giving acts of kindness. If we take a moment to realise that we can affect ourselves and others deeply by how we think, we’re inspired to dump the trash thoughts and replace them with something more beautiful and pure.

Try this: When you meet someone and feel desire, mentally give it back. In your mind’s eye, offer that feeling as a well wish for them. They may notice; they may not. If they don’t respond, take that as a valuable sign. If they do, so much the better! But make love the median climate in your heart, and you will generate it all around you.

Suzannah Galland

www.suzannahgalland.com

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How to Make Your Home Feel More Cozy by Anita Rosenberg

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Looking out my window I see the famous Hollywood sign and landmark Capitol Records building. Smack in the middle of Hollywood, I live in a loft. It is one large room so the challenge is to divide up the space and make it homey. Plus a loft can be cold and impersonal, which is why it was important to add breezy fabrics and lush bedding, pillow accents on the bed, couches and chairs to cozy it up. When action movie actor Jason Statham (The Bank Job and Spy) stopped over shortly after I moved in he exclaimed, “Your place is very Zen. It’s really homey.” That’s when I knew I had done my job correctly. Plenty of seating invites conversations. Decorative screens divide the space without closing off the loft vibe. My dining table also serves as the kitchen island with tall stools, which is where I mostly sit and entertain. And entry bench greets guests and provides a seat to take off your shoes when entering; I abide by the shoe-less home rules to keep my space energetically clean.

Here are some pointers on how you can create a sacred and homey place of your own.

Yin Yang Bulletin:
You want to combine yin and yang elements seamlessly. One large room with high ceilings, bright natural light, grand windows and large furniture is yang so you want to blend it with homey touches of fabric, rugs, pillows, books, collectible and art. A yin space is a small room with low ceilings and less natural light so it needs the energy uplifted by adding larger furniture and less décor pieces. Too many small knick-knacks become granny’s house.

House Luck Homework:
Go around your house and take inventory of what makes you feel good and what doesn’t. Toss out anything that is less than excellent. Do not keep something just because it is valuable or someone gave it to you. Lighting magical candles and incense lifts the mood. Purposefully placed crystals also raise the vibration. Keep your home clean, because you never know who will be stopping by!

Anita Rosenberg

www.AnitaRosenberg.com | @anitarosenbergstudio

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Our Belief Systems by Laura Forbes

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Wouldn’t it be great if it just took us to focus on what we want for it to come true? The problem is that our lives are not shaped by what we want; they are shaped by what we believe. When a belief coincides with the thing we want, it appears to come to easily to us, however when a belief contradicts what we want the belief will win every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Beliefs can be accrued over time – often passed down from our parents – or they can be formulated in a heartbeat. If you want to see people’s belief systems, look at their lives; we have beliefs around everything from money to self-esteem to love to parenting.

Let’s talk about the difference between a belief and a preference: A preference is when we would prefer something happened a certain way, a belief is a position; it is immovable if you like.

For example, let’s say you are on a first date and you believe that a man should hold the door open for a woman. If the man in question doesn’t hold the door open that is likely to push up against what you believe about men and your date could be over before it begins. On the other hand, if you have a preference for a man to hold the door open for a woman – but it doesn’t really matter if they don’t – the date is still on.

This is a very simple example, and one that doesn’t hold much charge, but look at the beliefs in your life that do hold charge. If you could change the beliefs that are deal breakers to preferences how would that change your life?

What parts of your life are painful because you hold the belief that something or someone should be other than they are?

“All of your pain lies squarely between where our life is and where we think it should be” – Byron Katie.

Preferences give rise to opportunities to grow, limiting beliefs around ourselves and others close them down.

A preference is saying, “I would like it if …”
A belief says, “It should be …”

Strong beliefs say “it has to be this way”, which in some instances can of course be helpful, but in the main strong beliefs limit our possibilities rather than expand them.

Let’s look at one of the biggest misconceptions in terms of beliefs: Seeing is believing, right?

Well here’s the thing: If you believe it you will most certainly see it somewhere in your life. Our lives are a representation of our beliefs in 3D; it’s how our beliefs realise themselves physically. This applies both in the positive and the negative.

However here’s where you need to be careful and pay attention. Many people would argue, “I believed I would marry this man or get that job,” or whatever it was they wanted – but was it actually a belief or just a desire?

In other words was a desire sabotaged deep down by a conflicting belief?

How many of us almost get there – wherever “there” is – only to find that it doesn’t quite work out for some reason.

This is not life being unkind; it simply means that there was a contradictory belief somewhere that blocked the realisation of a desire.

Once you begin to really understand that what you see in your life is a manifestation of what you believe, you can begin to work with your beliefs to your advantage rather than having them silently controlling the landscape of your experience.

Laura Forbes
@forbesla01

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