Are you unhappy with the quality of your life? Have you been struggling to figure out how to get from where you are to the life you really want? Well, the road to changing your life begins with having a new vision for your life and making different choices that will rewrite the next chapter of your life story. The most effective way to use your power of choice, that will cause a domino effect leading to your end goal of changing your life into the life you really want, begins with changing your perspective about your life. Here's how changing your perspective leads to changing your life: Changing your perspective causes a shift in consciousness. A shift in consciousness produces a change in self-limiting beliefs. A change in beliefs evokes a change in attitude. A change in attitude inspires you to break bad habits. Breaking bad habits leads to discontinuing self-sabotaging behavior patterns. Discontinuing self-sabotaging behavior patterns increases better judgment. Better judgment encourages better choices. Better choices attracts more desirable, fulfilling experiences. More desirable, fulfilling experiences awakens true happiness. True happiness points the way to deeper, lasting, genuine joy. Genuine joy gives birth to inner peace. Inner Peace comes from being your authentic self. Being your authentic self frees you to follow your heart's desires. Following your heart unfolds the path to your life purpose. Living in alignment with your life purpose automatically opens the way to living life more abundantly. Living a more abundant life means, having greater health, wealth, happiness, joy, and love. Greater health, wealth, happiness, joy, and love allows you to live the life you really want. Living the life you really want is the true measure and meaning of success. Achieving true success begins with changing your perspective. Changing your perspective simply requires invoking your power of choice. Until next time...I surround you in Love & Light! You can also follow me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/InspirationalPoetryandLoveNotes/ A One Love Production By Anna Ms. Poet Hendricks Copyright October 2014
Let's face it! We all have situations we experience from time to time that feels unpleasant, frustrating, throws us off balance, and disrupts our ability to stay focused on other task, projects, or goals we deem important to us. Life is always going to throw us a curve ball every now and then, that's just the way it is. While it may be a fact of life that we have no power or control over the unexpected interruptions to our life goals and plans; we do however have enormous power and control over the attitude we hold in response to what comes on our life path. Attitude is everything! And I have come to learn, from my own personal experiences as well as observing the attitudes of people in my professional and personal relationships, that much of the cause for our (meaning most humans ) unhappiness is not so much what happens to us as it is the attitude we have in response to what happens to us. I have found this to be especially true on social media. It is so heavy latent with negative comments and messages people post. In fact, social media has become so inundated with people complaining and having such negative, critical, judgmental, condemning attitudes that I'm starting to find it worse than watching the nightly news. Which is why I began my Facebook group page, Inspirational Poetry & Love Notes, where I post daily positive messages like this. All of the post I share here and on my Facebook group page are intended to be a source of inspirational, uplifting, encouraging messages that infuse people with positive energy and love rather than jump on the negative energy and attitude band wagon. There's a lot of people out there hurting while silently praying and searching for a way to be relieved of the great deal of pain they are in. I also know first hand that many people have been walking around carrying that hurt and hiding their wounded places within for so long that it's now spilling over into their attitude toward life in general. Unfortunately their anger and frustration with their own life is being projected in their interactions with others. Especially those closest to them who love them most, like friends and family. I am not exempt from having such a human experiences from time to time. Yet, when I'm feeling overwhelmed by life's stresses to the point of needing an attitude adjustment, I have found that looking for the good in everything, even the things that don't feel good, helps to ease my emotional pain and lift the fog of frustration. The most effective method I've used and found to be the quickest way to help me realign my thoughts, shift my perspective and adopt a more positive attitude is by making a gratitude list.
So here's a gratitude challenge for you. Starting today complain about nothing and be grateful forEVERYTHING. No matter what the situation, whatever unexpected twist or turns life throws at you, or how your day unfolds, look for the good in it. If you need help putting this into practice read Romans 8:28, which says, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God..." For the next seven days, every time you find yourself having a negative attitude about anything, complaining or thinking and speaking negative, critical, judgmental, condemning thoughts or comments; stop yourself and go make a gratitude list. Write down at least seven things that you are grateful for in your life. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started in case you can't think of anything: Waking up this morning, still breathing, able to walk, talk, sit down and have the sound mind and physical ability to write a gratitude list are seven things to be grateful for right there. Also, while doing this gratitude challenge for the next seven days, refrain from complaining on social media and in your personal life relationships. Fast from reading, or engaging in any negative news or conversations. Either excuse yourself from the conversation and walk away or change the topic of conversation by sharing something positive. Another way of expressing gratitude is by letting your spouse, mate, children and true friends know how much you love and appreciate them. Everyone likes to hear words of affirmation. We all like to know that we are important to those we're closest to and love. Verbally expressing gratitude and appreciation to them for all they do and the role they play in your life will reassure them that you do not take them or the relationship you share for granted. Bottom line, a poor attitude of criticizing, complaining, and focusing on the negative will only attract to you more things to criticize, complain and be negative about. Yet, keeping a positive attitude by appreciating the blessings you've already been given while looking for the good in everything that is and expecting greater good to come, will attract your miracles and blessings to you much faster. This occurs because in most cases it's our own negative, critical attitude and energy that's blocking the manifestation of miracles and blessings that we're praying for and waiting to receive. Remember, to complain may be human...but an attitude of gratitude is divine. Until next time, I surround you in Love & Light! You can also follow me on my Facebook group page at: www.facebook.com/groups/InspirationalPoetryandLoveNotes/ A One Love Production By Anna Ms. Poet Hendricks Copyright September 2014
Are you praying for a miracle or waiting for a breakthrough? Well...it's not just up to God to make it happen. It's up to you too. God can only give to you what YOU allow to come THROUGH you. Sometimes we block our blessings by blocking our hearts from being open and receptive to receive the good that's divinely ours. God has already made our good readily available for us in the Spirit realm. So His end of the deal is already done.
But you can't have an open heart to receive the divine good that awaits you while maintaining a closed mind.
You have to be willing to let go of negative thoughts and resistance to change your perspective. You have to be willing to see things from a different point of view.
Perhaps a shift in consciousness is the only thing really standing between where you are and where you wanna be. It just may be the key to unlocking and unleashing your blessings. Until next time...I surround you in Love & Light! ~Anna MsPoet Hendricks
"When we speak from the ego, we
will call up the ego in others. When we speak from the Holy Spirit we will call
up their love." ~ Marianne Williamson, from her best-selling book, AReturn to Love
Constant ridicule and criticism is a
fatal enemy to love. It suffocates the life out of a relationship, preventing
it from blossoming and reaching its full potential. It poisons the emotional
trust in a relationship that love needs in order to grow. When you constantly
criticize, judge or condemn yourself or another, mentally or verbally, you are
not aligning with the higher consciousness of divine mind, the Spirit Self.
Critical, judgmental, condemning thoughts and words are born and expressed from
the ego-self,notfrom the heart where the Holy Spirit
resides and divine love abides.
Our thoughts and words have the power to either build or destroy. When we
consistently hold thoughts or speak words that are heavy latent with negative
energy attached, as is the case with criticism, they gain a momentum that is
hard to break. When the momentum of such negative chain of thoughts is not
caught and stopped early on it develops into an unconscious, habitual, primary
pattern of thinking. Such negative thoughts and words not only tear down the
self-esteem of the person constantly subjected to it, over time it also tears
down the foundation of the entire relationship. It prevents the ability for a
genuine affinity and authentic bond to be developed. Criticism does not promote
togetherness; it encourages separation.
It also negativelyaffectsandinfectsyour perception of people and
situations in your life or that show up on your life path. When you are looking
at life circumstances, and the people involved in them, through the tainted
lens of the critical thinking mind your ability to clearly see the truth of a
situation is severely hindered.
More importantly, your ability to see
the light and love in another is blocked by the darkness of the ego projection
that fuels the critical thinking inner voice. It is equally important to
know that everything the critical inner voice has to say to you is a lie. Since
this inner voice is aligned with ego its opinions are based on false
perceptions that are relative unlikeTruththat comes from the Holy Spirit
which is absolute.
When you persistently criticize and judge another you send them
the message that they are not worthy or deserving of love. You are in essence
saying to them, "I refuse to accept you as you are. The way God created
you is not good enough for me and I am unwilling to love you until you conform
tomyperception of whoyou should be. Until you become
a version of yourself that is more appealing tomyego and behave in a manner my ego
finds more acceptable, I reject you and deny you the blessing of my love."
Yet, who are we to ever say this, or
eventhinksuch thoughts as this, toward
another when God created us all inHisimage and likeness, which is
perfect love.To suggest, through criticism and judgment, that
God's divine design of yourself or another is flawed is both spiritual
arroganceandspiritual ignorance. How can any
of us assume ourselves empowered with the right to deny another the worthiness
of love God has already approved us worthy of from the moment of our divine
If God is love and formed us in His
own image and likeness, which is also love, how can we ever be unworthy of that
which we already are? Love is the essence of our innate being. We are worthy of
love because, as children of God, we are love in physical expression.
When we learn to live and interact in
our relationships, with self and others, centered in this higher consciousness
of alignment, where our True Self, that is love resides, our
expression of our own light comes forth. In doing so, we are then able to
recognize, acknowledge and accept the God-light of love in others. It is
from this spiritual perspective of enlightenment that we are able to
realize our divine oneness with all humanity; rather than seeing ourselves and
others through the darkness of the critical, judgmental, condemning ego
When we think and speak from the ego
projected self we awaken the ego in others. However, when we align our thoughts
and words with the higher consciousness of divine mind we radiate the light and
love in ourselves and call forth the same in others to be mirrored back to
us. So get rid of yourStinkin'
Thinkin'by asking God to
heal the critical mind in you. Begin"thinking
a new thought"today and
be transformed by the renewing of your critical thinking mind.
Until next time...I surround you in Love & Light!
A One Love Production By Anna M. Hendricks Copyright August 2014
In Mathew 6:24, Jesus said, " You cannot serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."
Here are a few more examples besides money where I have found the overall point of this scripture to ring true:
1.) You cannot walk in faith and maintain a spirit of fear or hold onto fear thoughts at the same.
2.) You cannot trust God and worry or fret over the appearance of lack in any situation or circumstance that may show up in your life at the same time.
3.) You cannot demonstrate the spirit of power, love and sound mind in which God has given us and operate from a spirit of fear, which He has NOT given us, at the same time.
4.) You cannot remain stuck in stagnation and procrastination as a slave to fear of failure and expect to see progress or success of any kind at the same time.
5.) You cannot fear what man can do to you and trust God to uphold his promise to NEVER leave or forsake you at the same time.
In other words, fear and Love...fear and Faith...fear and Trust...fear and Power...fear and Courage...fear and Peace...fear in the face of anything that aligns with the fruit of the Spirit and your rightful inheritance as a child of the Most High (God) is like oil and water. They do not and will not mix.
Until next time...I surround you in Love & Light!
A One Love Production By Anna M. Hendricks Copyright August 2014