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YOUR TIME IS NOW: Your Life, Your Choice, You Have the Power; Today Is the Day ~Keith E. Smith

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

I so enjoy reading books about people’s success and the path they take to get to the next level. They always inspire me to renew my energy to change and keep my efforts fresh and well practiced. YOUR TIME IS NOW is just a marvelous example of that successful living model and a great permission to dream your dreams.

Smith tells his story of change emphasizing that it was not an instant kind of journey but rather it was a process, which included a feeling that he was not manifesting his true potential. He has an extensive bibliography of the study he undertook to figure out his passion and what action he was going to undertake to work towards and hone in on defining his brightest goals and aspirations. His stories illuminate his process, which is shared in a way that gives everyone the small steps necessary to work on their own goals and dreams.

I liked very much that Smith writes in his own words, uses quotes that he found personally helpful and which actually illuminate the steps in the process. There is a truth and relevance to the steps.

YOUR TIME IS NOW brought me into the present moment and allowed me to set down a worry or two; I had a big sigh and then listed some of the tough times I have weathered and survived. I opened up to a deeper appreciation for the experiences of my life and was so grateful for those opportunities. Yes, gratitude is a large key to the process of change and movement. In the authors own words,” This is actually a good thing because it helps us snap out of auto-pilot and awaken to more!” (Page106)

Synchronicity happened around this book, a friend on Facebook was thanked for gifting this book and I mentioned in the comments I would like to read and review Keith Smith’s book. Keith Smith sent me a copy of the book. Thank you!

I recently completed a review of a book about Alice James, sister of William and Henry James. Both books ALICE IN BED  and YOUR TIME IS NOW included this William James quote: “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create that fact.”

Thank you so much Keith E. Smith for sharing your terrific book with me and I hope my sharing will bring more readers to your work.

Congratulations on the release of your new Novel: BLACK CHAMBER: Paradise Lost

Keith E. Smith Blog: Straight Up Living

Related:
A Short Path to Change
The Pocket Guide to Manifesting
Trust What You Get

THE POCKET GUIDE TO MANIFESTING ~Megan Bord

Monday, December 30th, 2013

TPGTM_coverTHE POCKET GUIDE TO MANIFESTING is a delightful compilation of the steps to manifest those ideas you wish to occur and wonderful anecdotes about how actual manifestations came about, from million dollar jobs, exciting adventures, to the perfect dream house.

I have known Megan Bord as a blogger and internet friend for several years.  Megan’s positive spirit just bounds off the page and into your heart with every encounter.  With each connection to Megan’s words, I am reminded to lighten up my spirits, feel the joy, and to think with positive outcomes and boundless gratitude for this life and the good coming my way.

I was excited about this amazing manifester writing a book and sharing her basic steps, THE POCKET GUIDE TO MANIFESTING is so concise it changed my thinking.  I have a paperback copy and I am getting an e- copy because I like the size and I can carry it around (even on my smart phone) and remind myself that the steps are simple and easy to follow.  Her stories are positive reinforcement.

I am not new to manifesting and the most profound successful outcomes in my life have proven to be a constant reminder in understanding everything is possible.  When my husband and I were first married, we took a “how to” class to set up our finances.  One of the first exercises was to write down 100 things we wanted to accomplish in our lives.   10 years later when we were moving to a new house we found the list and we had accomplished everything except for diamond earrings!   99 successes and we had misplaced the list for years.

My youngest daughter until age 16, when she started to fully understand fear, manifested anything thing she wanted.  We had to ask her to stop expecting us to provide everything for her and she begin to take some action on her own!
Action is an important part of the process and I think a number of folks fail to use that step and just stop at the wish – that makes it just wishful thinking.

I found that I am such a planner, that I was getting stuck on the HOW TO part of the process.  I just could not let go of the process and I kept making the actions bigger and bigger until they became impossible.

Having THE POCKET GUIDE TO MANIFESTING close at hand has been a terrific tool for me, I have referred to it often and now know I want another  e-copy so I can carry it with me.

megan-bThis book in a part of my own library; I purchased it and I am extremely happy to support Megan Bord in her endeavors and I enjoy feeling more positive and grateful for my own life and desires.

I am not making any resolutions this year.  I am manifesting what I want.  I am happy dancing because of my new Kindle FIRE HD reader!

Want to know more? Or Manifest a copy of THE POCKET GUIDE TO MANIFESTING?
Interview by Joy Holland at Facets of Joy 

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Leaving with Rake

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Walking the Dogs in the Rain

Our walk was started with awareness because the clouds were graying dark and the wind sharp touched us as it whirled the leaves in dance. We walked with great speed knowing that soon the rain would fall and we could easily be soaked.

Already during the night, the winds had cleared numerous branches and deposited in every gutter and drain. I scraped my hands and the sides of my shoes digging deep into each drain to remove the piles of leaves. My friend John was heading towards his car for work and saw my endeavors, questioned my motives, and went in to his shed for his own rake.  In minutes, his drain and gutters were cleared.  Thank you.

The house that is not rented is covered in red leaves and I bend and swoop my arms with big loads and deposit the bundles up higher in the yard and in the garden beds.  Puppy tries to help and I remain ever watchful of the cars and buses going by; they seemed to take no notice of us. My head grumbles about the property owner’s neglect.

We head home and I sweep the plum leaves from our driveway and add them to the compost pile knowing that I must gather my gear and head off to the worst offender at 8th and Decatur. Rake, bucket, scoop, and gloves and I proceed to clean up and let the water flow. I am feeling self-righteous. I am feeling angry. I want to come up with a whole list of words to encompass my feelings about the people who live beneath these nine huge maple trees. I want to bring these words to a boil and let them churn about within me as motivation to clean up and free up the drains and gutters.

The lady of the house comes out and says, “what are you doing?” I explain that all the leaves are blocking the flow of the rainwater which will in just minutes run into my house, make the sump pumps run, and filled the city drains to overflowing. Whereas, if I rake up all the leaves blocking the flow, the water will run in intervals off the street, through the storm grateful and drain system thus bypassing my house. She said, the city workers will be by to do this in about a month. I replied not anymore, for three years leaf cleanup has been taken off the city budget. I could call for an extra trip but I would have to pay lots of money to have them come. I do not wish to use my money that way.

It has started to rain and I go back to work moving the leaves.  It is totally out of her awareness that these trees and leaves are her responsibility.

Kindness begins to saturate my heart and my mind is feeling the repercussions of this flow within me. I am raking and moving the leaves because I am selfish. I do not want a river of water rushing into my home. I do not want all these leaves blocking the drains and making my sump pump$ run and run. What I want is my home to be safe and dry. What I want is to be able to go away for a week and know that my home is safe and dry. I can achieve this by loving each bundle of leaf and by placing the bundles safely away from the street. Meditation begins.

The passing cars begin to move around me with greater care. The two city bus drivers, who are on this route today, smile and wave each of their 20 minute excursions of passing. A walker says, “Aren’t the leaves beautiful?” I hear her but I do not respond for my mind is full of the beauty of these leaves. My body is telling me it is tired and the rain is feeling heavier; I look around and see that the job is generally done. I stretch up and see the many leaves still hanging on and know I will need to return.

It has taken me nearly 20 years to achieve this level of kindness in my practice.  I am full of Thanksgiving for this opportunity and for the grace of this day.

Have you been practicing something for 20 years? Has it become a practice of loving-kindness? Does it change your heart and mind?

Please share it with us.
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A New E-Book and It’s Free!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Women at sunset

I love reading Silver & Grace the blog and the newsletter.   And now if you head over to this delightful space all about wonderful maturing women, you can read my words.  That’s right Eliza is publishing a free e-book today about Women Who Make a Difference, and I am one of those women in the book.

I have already downloaded my  copy and read every word about all the amazing women and what they have done to make a difference   – You can hop, skip and jump right over and get your copy right now – why wait?

Make A Difference Cover
Women Who Make a Difference

The book’s idea came from Taylor Mali’s YouTube Video about what it means to be a teacher.

So then I am left with a question or two for you:   Did you get your copy of the book?  Did you watch the video?   How do you make a difference?

I want to remind readers that on the right hand side of this page is the Harvest Potluck Cookbook, which is also a free e-book of the most loving recipes my blogging community could submit and my IT Girl put together.   It is also access to making a contribution to the United Nations Children’s Fund.  Hope you will check that publication out too – yummy!

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