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13 Apr

Nature is amazing and orderly. Everything happens at the right time. Fall never comes just before summer, harvests don’t come in winter, and the sun doesn’t rise at night. There is timeliness and order to everything. We can count on this to continue and often predict what will come next. Our lives are ours to design, and since we have free will, can do anything we like. There is no set schedule for when things must happen, and timing doesn’t count for a lot of things. But there are some that may bring us hardship if we do them out of order. If we buy a car before we have the money to make the payments, we will struggle. If we take a job we’re unprepared for we may go down in flames. If we attempt an advanced course before taking the pre-requisites, we may fail. It’s like the old saying about putting the cart before the horse. If the horse isn’t in the front, it can’t pull the cart, and so we’re stuck. There are all kinds of ways to succeed at what we want to accomplish, and if we skip the preparation, or try to jump ahead, we might get there, but we won’t have all the tools we could have acquired along the way. We are intelligent and can see what is needed to reach success. Doing things in order will help pave the road ahead. Every goal is possible, and we can achieve anything we desire if we’re mindful and focus on what is required to win. We have all the wisdom we need to reach any destination.

Life is full of complications and unforeseen developments, and will bring us lots of challenges. Even if we make every single decision perfectly, there will still be tangles and trouble from time to time. There are lots of forces and people we may be unaware of who may be doing things that make our journey more difficult. We can’t control what life will bring us but we can control what we do. By taking our time and clearly looking at all the options possible before making a decision, we can move forward more easily and reach success.

Everyone wants to get to their goals with as little hassle as possible. We all want to lose ten pounds yesterday, or get that promotion we think we deserve immediately. Nothing worth having comes without effort. Wishing and hoping and dreaming of how things could be is just a distraction. Once we decide what we want, we can determine what is needed to make it ours, and then step forward to accomplish it. We are strong and capable, and nothing is out of reach. Every dream is possible, and we will make them ours.

Today think about putting things in order. Decide what you want and make a plan to achieve it. You are incredibly capable and there isn’t anything you can’t do. Stand strong and step forward with wisdom and focus. There is great success ahead just waiting for you. Be confident. You will win.

Standing Around and Waiting

21 Jan

Life is filled with opportunities and there are always roads to travel and places to go. Everyone has their own ideas about what they want to accomplish and the destinations they want to reach. We can decide to do whatever we desire, make a plan and set forth determined to reach the goal. We’re in complete control of everything we do, but that is all. Other people may make decisions that stand in our way, situations may develop we don’t expect, and the road may turn away from us. Things are constantly changing, and although we may be very clear on what we want to do, we may face times when it seems everything is working against us. The door ahead may be closed and shut down and we might get stopped in our tracks. We can’t move ahead, and we’re stuck. What happens next is up to us. We can stand around and wait for things to change and just stay in place until that happens. Maybe it’ll take an hour, or a day, or a week, or a month or longer. We may remain for as long as we like. We may believe if we’re just patient, and wait, eventually the situation will change and we’ll be able to push through. That might happen, but how long it takes for that to come is undefined. In the meantime, our lives will continue on and if we do nothing but wait, the goals we desire will wait as well. Life goes on even if we stand still. There is no way to predict the future, or when our lives will change. Instead of standing around and waiting for an opening, we can set the goal aside and move onto something else. Nothing stays the same forever, and in time, we can return and try again. Our lives are important, and time is precious. By doing all we can to continue forward, no matter what is in the way, we will find great success. We can trust ourselves to choose the next best step, and move toward our dreams.

Nobody knows everything and there may come a time when we need someone else’s help or assistance to reach a specific goal. We may ask them for advice or guidance, and they may be happy to help. But we’re all busy and sometimes the help we need may not be available right away. We can be patient and wait for things to change, but while we wait, it isn’t necessary to stop our forward progression. We can continue moving ahead with something new, and step forward with confidence toward our next destination.

It takes courage and determination to step forward toward something new. Although we know what we want, we may be unsure about beginning the journey. Nobody knows what lies ahead or what the next turn will bring, and if we’re not confident, we may decide to wait. Simply standing and waiting will do nothing to change our situation. If we’re unsure, we can look into all the possibilities, and make a solid plan. Once we’ve decided how we’ll proceed, we can begin. It doesn’t matter what complications may come, we will handle them. There isn’t anything we can’t do and nothing is strong enough to keep us from success.

Today if you’ve been waiting for something to change so you can move forward, remember how strong and capable you are. If the road ahead isn’t available right now, move onto something else. Nothing is permanent, and when things change you’ll be able to start again and reach success. You have everything you need to do anything you desire. Trust yourself and be wise. Everything is there for you and you will make your dreams come true.

Change of Address

10 Dec

The world is a big place and there are unlimited destinations to visit.  No matter where we are or what’s going on, we can go anywhere at any time.  Moving to a new location and starting over is a big change. Everything will be different, the roads, the stores, the people, and it will take some time to find our way around.  Just like moving to a new location, there may be times in our lives when we want to change our personal circumstance.  We want something different, a new situation where we can let go of the past and start anew.  Maybe we’ve suffered a painful breakup and continuing with the same patterns is too difficult, maybe our careers have taken a turn and it’s time to re-evaluate the way forward.  There are endless things that may happen that may prompt us to regroup and restart.  If we aren’t planning to move our physical location, we can initiate changes in our personal connections that will help us turn the corner toward something new.  Our families are ours no matter what has happened, but if our relationships are difficult or stressful, we can alter the way we interact with them.  If our patterns with friends or associates are holding us back, we can change our connections with them and move in a different direction.  Nothing is off the table.  By taking the time to decide what we want the most and where we most want to be, we can move forward in ways that will pave the road ahead and help us reach success.  Every destination, every goal, and every dream are possible.  We know what we want, and have everything we need to get it.  We just need to begin.

Routines and patterns make our lives easy.  When we do the same things day after day, we may find we don’t even have to think as we move forward.  We know pretty much what to expect and what will happen.  There’s nothing wrong with a repetitive, predictable life.  We can keep doing the same things for as long as we like, but doing the same things will never bring us something new.  If we want to experience something different, we have to do something different.  We can step away from what is comfortable and reach further toward the goals we most want to achieve.  Once we decide what we want, we can design our lives in ways that move us closer to the goal.

The first step toward a new life is the hardest.  When we venture into unknown territory, we don’t know what will happen or what’s around the next curve.  One step leads to another and as we continue forward we’ll discover more about ourselves and the world around us, and open up new challenges that will enrich and embellish our lives.  As we stretch and reach further, new doors will open and we will gain more confidence.  There is no need to stay in a corner when the whole world is there for us.  We can do anything and go anywhere, and have the lives we desire most. 

Today if you want something new but haven’t begun the journey, be confident and trust yourself. You are capable of far more than you realize, and nothing is out of reach.  Decide what you want the most, and take the first step forward.  Then take another, and soon you’ll reach success.  You are amazing and powerful, and every destination is there for you.  Nothing can hold you in place and you will prevail.

Masquerade

6 Jul

Lots of people continually come in and out of our lives. We build many different types of relationships and connections with them, and when they’re positive, our interactions may be helpful and enjoyable. We may have some very close friends with whom we share our most private dreams and desires. If they care for us and value our friendship, they will be trustworthy and loyal. But sometimes things aren’t exactly as they seem, and we may have an experience where someone we thought was a true friend turns out to be something else. They may manipulate us into believing they are on our side and support us, and we may believe they are looking out for our best interests. We may trust them with confidential information and feel we can rely on them. If we care for them, they may use it to their advantage. Truth always rises and although we may be fooled for a while, nobody can keep up a masquerade forever. If they are unworthy of our friendship, in time, however long that takes, their true colors will surface, and we will see them for what they really are. Once the charade is exposed, we may suffer great pains of betrayal and disappointment. How could we ever have believed them? How did we fall for the lies? We are never to blame when others abuse us. It’s good to trust those around us and give them the benefit of every doubt, but we never have to stay in any relationship that isn’t working, no matter how long it’s been going on or what others may advise. We deserve complete happiness and can do what is needed to correct anything in our lives. We can’t change the past, but we are in control of where we go next, and can decide how we’ll proceed. Our lives are ours to design. If something isn’t working, we can change direction and start again. There isn’t anything we can’t do. By trusting ourselves, and moving toward the goals we most desire, we will reach success.

Physical beauty can be a great deceiver. If we’re attracted to someone because of their amazing outward appearance, we may gloss over signals that they aren’t exactly as they seem. But infatuation cannot last indefinitely. As time passes, cracks will appear in the veneer and we’ll be able to see things more clearly. External beauty has nothing to do with internal valor. We are intelligent and wise, and can see beyond the packaging to what lies beneath. We can trust ourselves to build good, strong relationships with others that will bring light and blessing into our lives.

If we’re in a relationship with someone who says all the right things, we may believe in them and wish to be close to them. Words are easy but without follow through, they mean nothing. We can say anything, but if we don’t show how we feel through our actions and decisions, the words we say will mean nothing. It’s like putting a fresh coat of shiny new paint on a ruined car. It looks good from the outside and we may be fooled in the beginning but when we try to move forward, the truth will be easy to see. We are intelligent, and can trust ourselves to uncover what isn’t real. True happiness will always be there for us, and with determination and focus, we will find it.

Today if you’ve discovered you have been manipulated into believing a lie, be confident. Everyone gets fooled sometimes. You are more intelligent and wise than you imagine. Trust yourself and step forward. There is greatness in you and nothing can keep you from every success. Stand strong and be wise. You will prevail.

Preconceived

21 Jun

We live in an Information Age. Never before has access to information been easier or quicker than it is today. If we want to know anything, we can quickly find most facts we need with the click of just a few buttons. That’s great when we need to learn about something new or investigate a confusing situation. However, this has no bearing on the information we need from others for various projects we are working on. We can only use the information we are given and the parameters required for any task we want to accomplish. Sometimes we’ll get all the facts we need to proceed and reach every destination, but other times there may be holes in our knowledge and understanding, and we may go blindly ahead unaware that we’re headed for trouble. We don’t know what we don’t know. If we haven’t got all the information necessary to reach success, we’ll likely run into problems and snags along the way. When we hit a blockade and can’t go any further, we can ask for assistance and try to figure out what we’re missing. Black holes exist in space. We know they are there but don’t have any idea what’s in them. It’s the same when we try to advance with less than all the facts. We know where we need to go, and may have an excellent plan to get there, but without all the information we’re going to get stuck at some point. Although we don’t know what’s missing, it’s likely someone will be there who can fill in the holes. We can ask others for advice, and look for additional facts that will help us reach success. We can do anything we desire, but not every road will be clear and paved. There are going to be hiccups, road blocks, and detours that may hold us in place until we find a way around them. We have enough intelligence and insight to figure out any problem that arises, and can be confident that even if the road gets tangled, we’ll find our way forward. Every destination is possible, and nothing is strong enough or convoluted enough to keep us from success.

We all have our own opinions about things, and if we’ve heard about a difficult situation or someone who made a project stressful, it may color our idea of how things will go when we get involved. Preconceived notions are notoriously inaccurate. Trusting rumors or other people’s interpretations will never give us the entire story. We can listen to any advice or suggestions we’re given and still leave our minds open and not prejudge what may or may not happen. We’re smart enough to figure out how things work and find our way forward with confidence and clarity.

Sometimes once we start on a new project we see that everything is completely different than we thought when we started. If it turns out the destination we’re working toward isn’t something we want after all, we can stop and look at all the possibilities available, and chart a new course moving forward. We are always in control of our lives, and can do anything we like. Every goal is possible and we have enough wisdom to get all the information we need to succeed.

Today if the plans you’ve made for the road ahead aren’t working, stop and get the information you need to proceed. If you need help, ask for it. Every answer is there for you and nothing can keep you from reaching any destination. You are amazing and wise, and everything is possible. Trust yourself, and step forward. The whole world is there for you and you will prevail.