Habits – Who we are

“In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the differences of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, – I will form good habits and become their slave.
As a child I was slave to my impulses; now I am slave to my habits, as are all grown men. I have surrendered my free will to the years of accumulated habits and the past deeds of my life have already marked out a path, which threatens to imprison my future.

My actions are ruled by appetite, passion, prejudice, greed, love, fear, environment, habit, and the worst of these tyrants is habit. Therefore, if I must be a slave to habit let me be a slave to good habits. My bad habits must be destroyed and new furrows prepared for good seed.
I will form good habits and become their slave.”

Og Mandino – The writer of The Greatest Salesman in the World written in 1968, suggested reading the book as follow, so it would take about 10 months to read the book.

The instructions are to read Scroll I (Chapter 8) three times a day for thirty days straight. Only after completing the thirty days of reading Scroll I, should you continue to Scroll II (Chapter 9) and so forth through Scroll X (Chapter 17).

habits

We all are the result of our habits, how we act and react, so it may be a good idea to reflect on our set of habits and try to improve the good ones and to try to delete the bad ones.

Tom Corley, on his website RichHabitsInstitute.com, outlines a few of the differences between the habits of the rich and the poor.

1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.
2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.
3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically four days a week. 23% of poor do this.
4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% of poor people.
5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% of poor.
6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read two or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% of poor.
7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% of poor.
8. 80% of wealthy make Happy Birthday calls vs. 11% of poor.
9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% of poor.
10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs. 2% of poor.
11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% of poor.
12. 79% of wealthy network five hours or more each month vs. 16% of poor.
13. 67% of wealthy watch one hour or less of TV every day vs. 23% of poor.
14. 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% of poor.
15. 44% of wealthy wake up three hours before work starts vs. 3% of poor.
16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% of poor.
17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% of poor.
18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% of poor.
19. 86% of wealthy believe in lifelong educational self-improvement vs. 5% of poor.
20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% of poor.

Write in THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK 10 good habits that you would like to acquire and keep the card in your wallet, you will see results and magic happens.

Your highest values

goals

The end of the calendar year is a great time  to reflect on our highest values.
Identifying what is most important to you can help clarify your purpose and align your goals to support your greatest dreams and desires.
This is why is specific time is better than any other to set our goals anew for the coming year.
You can start right now with pen and paper — or even this very moment at your computer.
Capture your thoughts—as fast as you can—about the things you value most in your life. Writing fast helps you outrun the editor function of the conscious mind that would otherwise censor your creativity.
Let your imagination go freewheeling. Be creative, and release any concerns about getting it perfect. Be playful. When you relax, play, and explore, your priorities will emerge for you.
When you’re done, pick the five things from your list that are most important to you. Recognize what gives you pleasure, contributes to your sense of excellence, and aligns with your true self.
Take additional time before the year ends to craft specific goals that match these values. Clearly defining your goals gives you greater opportunity to fulfill them.
Write in THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK the five things most important that will empower your life next year, then keep it in your wallet during 2014, see that magic will come to you.

Leonardo Da Vinci – Way of thinking

davinci

The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci
Here is a list of DaVinci’s major accomplishments:
“Leonardo The Artist”: he transformed the direction of art.  He was the pioneer for many different ideas and methods in the art world.
“Leonardo The Architect”: a major focus in general principles of design.
“Leonardo The Inventor”: made plans for a flying machine, helicopter, parachute, and many other marvels including the extendable ladder, 3 speed gear shift, machine for cutting screw heads, bicycle, adjustable monkey wrench, snorkel, hydraulic jacks, revolving stage, etc… More than any single invention, DaVinci deserves credit for pioneering the concept of automation.
“Leonardo the Military Engineer”: he made plans for weapons that would be deployed 400 years later including the armored tank, machine gun, mortar, guided missile, and submarine.
“Leonardo The Scientist”: Significant contributions in Anatomy, Botany, Geology and Physics

The Seven Da Vinci – Principles

Curiosita DaVinci had an intense desire to understand the essence of things.  This led him to developing of such an investigative, curious lifestyle. DaVinci noted that is also a good idea to go away and relax from your work so when you come back, your judgement will more clear. The questions that engage our thought on a daily basis reflect our life purpose and influence the quality of our lives.  By developing an open mind, we can broaden our universe and improve our ability to travel through it.

Leonardo’s notebooks demonstrate his curiosità.

Dimostrazione “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” Learning to think like DaVinci requires eye opening work of questioning our own opinions, Create Affirmations – Strengthen your resilience like DaVinci by writing out affirmations to inspire you in dealing with your greatest challenges.  Some examples of DaVinci’s affirmations are: “I do not depart from my furrow”, “Obstacles do not bend me”, “Every obstacle is destroyed through rigor”, “I shall continue”, “I never tire of being useful”.

A commitment to test knowledge through, experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistakes.

Sensazione The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience.

LISTENING AND HEARING Layered Listening – Once or twice each day, pause for a few moments and listen to the sounds around you.  Peel back the different layers of sound in your head. Listen For Silence – practice listening for the space between sounds Practice Silence – experiment with a day of silence.

AROMATIC AWARENESS Avoid general descriptions of scents like “that smells good” or “that stinks”.  Think about the smells and use a wider vocabulary in your aromatic descriptions.

TASTE

TOUCHING AND FEELING “The secret of sensitive “feeling” touch is an attitude of receptivity, learning to “listen” deeply with your hands and whole body.”

SYNESTHESIA Synesthesia – the merging of the senses.

Sfumato  Incubation and Intuition – DaVinci said “the greatest geniuses sometimes accomplish more when they work less.”  Incubation is most effective when you alternate, as DaVinci did, between periods of intense, focused work and rest.  Without periods of intense, focused work, there is nothing to be incubated. Take Time for Solitude and Relaxation. A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty.

Arte/Scienza Whole-Brain thinking. The development of the balance between art and science, logic and imagination. Left Brain: Logical, analytical thinking. Right Brain: Imaginative, big picture thinking.

“Study the science of art and the art of science.” Leonardo DaVinci

Corporalita The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise. Balancing the body and the mind.

Connessione recognizing and appreciating that all phenomena are connected.

Make all your goals SMART: S- Specific. M- Measurable. A- Accountability. R- Realistic and Relevant. T- Time Line.

 

Affirmations for Self Healing

Louise L. Hay is also known as one of the founders of the self-help movement. Her first book, Heal Your Body, was published in 1976, long before it was fashionable to discuss the connection between the mind and body.

Trust life to hear and respond to your positive words. Say these affirmations every day and your whole world will change for the better.

heal

Specific Affirmations from Louise Hay for Healing

ACNE: Not Accepting or disliking self
Affirmation: The love and acceptance I have for myself is reflected in my outer appearance
ADDICTIONS: Running away from self, Not facing the fear. Not knowing how to love the self.
Affirmation: It is safe to look within for the answers I seek.
AIDS: Feeling defenseless and hopeless. Denial of the true inner being, or sexual guilt
Affirmation: I love and appreciate all of myself for the unique, powerful and capable person I am.
ALCOHOLISM / ABUSE : Futility, guilt, inadequacy, self-rejection
Affirmation: I live in the now. Each moment is new. I choose to see my self-worth.I love and approve of myself.
ALLERGY & HAYFEVER: You are allergic to someone who or yourself denies your power
Affirmation:The world is safe and friendly. I am safe. I am at peace with life.
ALZHEIMERS: Refusal to deal with the world as it is.
Affirmation: There is always a new and better way for me to experience life. I forgive and release the past. I move into joy.
ANKLE PROBLEMS: Inflexibility and guilt Inability to receive pleasure.
Affirmation: I deserve to rejoice in life. I accept all the pleasure life has to offer.
ANOREXIA: Denying the self and life. Extreme fear of rejection.
Affirmation: It is safe for me. I am wonderful just as I am. I choose joy and self-acceptance.
ANXIETY / NERVOUSNESS: Distrust the natural flow of life.
Affirmation: I love and approve of myself and I trust in the process of life. I am safe.
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS: Hardened narrow-mindedness.
Affirmation: I am completely open to life and to joy. I choose to see with love.
ARM PROBLEMS: Can’t hold on to lifes experiences.
Affirmation: I lovingly hold and embrace my experiences with love and joy
ARTHRITIS: Feeling unloved, criticism, resentment
Affirmation: I am love. I now choose to love and approve of myself. I see others with love.
BACK (upper): Lack of emotional support, or feeling unloved.
Affirmation: I love and approve of myself. Life supports and loves me.
BACK (middle): Guilt. Stuck in all that stuff back there or Get off my back.
Affirmation: I release the past. I am free to move forward with love in my heart.
BACK (lower): Financial woes and concerns.
Affirmation: I trust the process of life. All I need is taken care of. I am safe.
BALDNESS: Fear, tension. Trying to control everything and not trusting in the process of life.
Affirmation: I am safe. I love and approve of myself. I trust life.
BLACKHEADS (pimples): Small outbursts of anger.
Affirmation: I calm my thoughts and I am serene
(B-C) Spirit Meaning-Diseases & Affirmations
BLOOD PRESSURE: HIGH (hypertension): Longstanding emotional problems not solved. LOW: Lack of love as a child. Defeatism. “What is the use? It won’t work anyway.”
Affirmation: HIGH: I joyously release the past. I am at peace. LOW: I now choose to ive in the ever-joyous NOW. My life is a joy.
BONE BREAKS: Rebelling against authority.
Affirmation: I am the only authority in my world for I am the only one who thinks in my mind.
BOWEL PROBLEMS: Fear of letting go
Affirmation: I freely and easily release the old and joyously welcome the new.
BREAST (left):Feeling unloved, refusal to nourish oneself. Putting everyone else first.
Affirmation: I am loved and nourished by all around me
BREAST (right): Over protection, over bearing, difficulty in giving love.
Affirmation: I embrace and trust life knowing that I am safe and loved. I choose to love and be loved.
BREATHING PROBLEMS: Fear or the refusal to take in life. Not feeling worthy to take up space.
Affirmation: It is my birthright to live fully and freely. I am worth loving. I now choose to live life fully
BRONCHITIS: Inflamed family environment.
Affirmation: I experience peace and harmony within myself and all around me. All is well.
BRUISES: Self-punishment.
Affirmation: I love and cherish myself. I am kind and gentle with myself. All is well.
BULIMIA: Hopeless terror. Purging self hatred.
Affirmation: I am loved, nourished and supported by life. It is safe for me to be alive.
BURNS: Anger, burning up inside. Affirmation: I create only peace and harmony within myself and in my environment. I deserve to feel good.
CANCER: What’s eating at you? Deep hurt, secret or grief.
Affirmation: I lovingly forgive and release all of the past. I choose to fill my life with joy. I love and approve of myself.
CARPAL TUNNEL: Anger and frustrations at life’s seeming injustices.
Affirmation: I now choose to create a life that is abundant. I am at ease.
CIRCULATION: Lack of joy or the lack of circulation of ideas.
Affirmation: Joyous new ideas are circulating freely within me
COLDS: Too much going on at once. Mental confusion and disorder.
Affirmation: I allow my mind to relax and be at peace. Clarity and harmony are within me and all around me.
COLD SORES: Festering angry words and fear of expressing them.
Affirmation: I only create peaceful experiences because I love myself. All is well.
COLIC: Mental irritation. Annoyance with surroundings
Affirmation: This child only responds to love and loving thoughts. All is peaceful.
COMA: Fear. Trying to escape from something or someone.
Affirmation: We surround you with safety and love. We create a space for you to heal. You are loved.
(C-F) Spirit Meaning-Diseases & Affirmations
CONSTIPATION: Refusing to release old ideas
Affirmation: As I release the past, the new and fresh and vital enter. I allow life to flow through me.
COUGHS: A desire to bark at the world. “Listen to me!”
Affirmation: I am noticed and appreciated in the most positive ways. I am loved.
DEPRESSION: Anger, hopelessness.
Affirmation: I now go beyond other peoples fears and limitations. I create my own life.
DIABETES: Longing for what might have been. No sweetness left in life.
Affirmation: This moment is filled with joy. I now choose to experience the sweetness of today.
DIARRHEA: Fear and rejecting. Running off or away from something/someone.
Affirmation: My intake, assimilation and elimination are in perfect order. I am at peace with life.
DIZZINESS Flighty, scattered thinking.
Affirmation: I am deeply centered and at peace with life. It is safe for me to be alive and joyous.
EAR PROBLEMS: Not wanting to hear. Anger or too much turmoil
Affirmation: I hear with Love
ELBOW PROBLEMS: Not being flexible, not able to change directions or accept new experiences.
Affirmation: I easily flow with with new experiences, new directions and new changes.
EYE (astigmatism): Fear of “seeing” the self
Affirmation: I am now willing to see my own beauty and magnificence.
EYES (cataracts): Inability to see ahead with joy
Affirmation: Life is eternal and filled with Joy
EYE PROBLEMS: (children) Not wanting to see what’s going on in the family
Affirmation: Harmony and joy and beauty and safety now surround the child.
EYE (farsighted): Fear of the present
Affirmation: I am safe in the hear and now. I see that clearly
EYE (nearsighted): Fear of the future.
Affirmation: I accept life and am always safe
EYE STY: Looking at life through angry eyes. Angry at someone.
Affirmation: I choose to see everyone and everything with joy and love.
FAINTING: Fear, can’t cope, blacking out what’s really going on.
Affirmation: I am strong and powerful and I have the knowledge and ability to handle everything in my life
FEET PROBLEMS: Fear of the future or not wanting to move forward.
Affirmation: I understand clearly and I am willing to change with the times. I am safe.
(F-H) Spirit Meaning – Diseases & Affirmations
FEMALE PROBLEMS: Denial of the self and rejecting the feminine aspects within.
Affirmation: I rejoice in the feminine. I love being a women and I love my body
FEVERS & INFECTIONS: Anger, burning up.
Affirmation: I am the cool, calm expression of peace and love
FIBROIDS: Nursing a hurt from a partner, a blow to the feminine ego
Affirmation: I release the pattern in me that attracted this experience. I create only good in my life
FINGER (thumb): Worry, always thinking. Being ‘under someone’s thumb’.
Affirmation: My mind is at peace
FINGER (index): Fear of authority, or egotistical; abusing your authority.
Affirmation: I am secure
FLU: Responding to mass negativity. Putting too much faith in statistics.
Affirmation: I am beyond group beliefs or the calendar. I am free from all congestion and influence.
GAS PAIN (flatulence):Undigested ideas or concerns.
Affirmation: I relax and let life flow through me with ease.
GRAY HAIR: Stress, feeling under pressure and strain.
Affirmation: I am strong and capable. I am at peace and comfortable in every area of my life.
GUM PROBLEMS: Inability to back up decisions. Being wishy-washy about life.
Affirmation: I am a decisive person. I follow through and support myself with love
HAND PROBLEMS: Grasping on to tight, not wanting to let go. Not ‘handling’ things well.
Affirmation: I choose to handle all my experiences with love and with joy and with ease.
HEADACHES: Self-criticism. Not wanting to accept what is going on
Affirmation: I love and approve of myself. I see myself and what I do with eyes of love. I am safe.
HEART ATTACK: Squeezing all the joy out of life, in favor of money or position.
Affirmation: I bring joy back to the center of my heart. I express love to all.
HEARTBURN (reflux): Clutching onto fear. Not trusting in the process of life.
Affirmation: I breathe freely and fully. I am safe. I trust the process of life.
HEART PROBLEMS: Lack of joy, dealing with issues from anger, not love.
Affirmation: My heart beats to the rhythm of love
HEMORRHOIDS: Fear of deadlines. Afraid to let go and move on.
Affirmation: I release all that is unlike love. There is time and space for everything I want to do
HERNIA: Ruptured relationships, feeling the burdens.
Affirmation: My mind is cleansed and free. I leave the past and move into the new. All is well.
HIP PROBLEMS: Fear of going forward in major decisions.
Affirmation: I am in perfect balance. I move forward in life with ease and with joy at every age.
(H-S) Spirit Meaning-Diseases & Affirmations
HYPERACTIVITY: Feeling pressured and frantic
Affirmation: I am safe. All pressure dissolves. I AM good enough.
HYPERVENTILATION: Resisting change. Not being able to take it all in.
Affirmation: I am safe everywhere in the Universe. I love myself and trust the process of life.
IMPOTENCE: Sexual guilt or pressure, feeling spite against a previous mate
Affirmation: I now allow the full power of my sexuality to flow with ease and with joy
INDIGESTION: Dread or anxiety about a recent or coming event
Affirmation: I digest and assimilate all new experiences peacefully and joyously
INFECTION: Irritation, anger or annoyance about a recent situation.
Affirmation: I choose to be peaceful and harmonious
KIDNEY STONES: Lumps of undsisolved anger.
Affirmation: I dissolve all past problems with ease.
KNEE PROBLEMS: Lumps of undissolved anger.
Affirmation: Inability to bend. Stubborn pride.
LARYNGITIS: Fear of speaking up.
Affirmation: I am flexible and flowing
LEFT SIDE OF BODY: The feminine side. Represents receptivity, taking in, women, mother, love.
Affirmation: My feminine energy is beautifully balanced.
LEG PROBLEMS: Fear of the future, not being able to carry things forward.
Affirmation: I move forward with confidence and joy, knowing that all is well in my future.
LIVER PROBLEMS: (hepatitis) Resistance to change. Fear, anger, hatred. Liver is the seat of anger and rage. Affirmation: My mind is cleansed & free. I leave the past & move into the new. All is well.
LUNG PROBLEMS: Depression, grief or fear of life. Not feeling worthy.
Affirmation: I have the capacity to take in the fullness of life. I lovingly live life to the full
MENOPAUSE: Fear of no longer being wanted.
Affirmation: I am balanced and peaceful in all changes of cycles and know that I am loved.
MENTAL ALERTNESS & SENILITY: Returning to the “safety” of childhood. Demanding care and attention.
Affirmation: I am safe and life is peaceful. The intelligence of the Universe operates at every level of life.
MIGRAINE HEADACHE: Sexual fears, or fear of being close, letting someone in too close. Feeling driven or pressured. Affirmation: I relax into the flow of life and let life provide all that I need easily and comfortably. I love Life!
MENSTRUAL IMBALANCE/PMS: Rejection of one’s femininity. Guilt or feeling “dirty”.
Affirmation: my bodily processes are a natural part of life. I love and approve of myself.
NAUSEA: Fear, rejecting an idea or experience.
Affirmation: I am safe. I trust the process of life to bring only good to me.
(N-T) Spirit Meaning-Diseases & Affirmations
NECK PROBLEMS: Refusing to see another’s side or position. Stubbornness. Who/what is being a pain in the neck? Affirmation: I am peaceful with life
OVERWEIGHT PROBLEMS: Fear, feeling a deep need for emotional protection. Running away from feelings, insecurity. Affirmation:I am at peace with my own feelings. I am safe where I am. I create my own security. I love and approve of myself.
PAIN: Self punishment, feeling emotional guilt.
Affirmation: I lovingly release the past. They are free and I am free. All is well in my heart now.
PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT: Mental fears weakening the masculinity. Sexual pressure and feelings of guilt or inadequacy.
Affirmation: I accept my own power. I embrace life and feel young in spirit. I love and approve of myself.
SEIZURES: Running away from the self, family or from life.
Affirmation: I am at home in the Universe. I am safe and secure and understood.
SHOULDER PROBLEMS:: Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Feeling like life is a burden.
Affirmation: I choose to allow all of my experiences to be joyous and loving.
SINUS PROBLEMS:: Irritation to someone, usually someone close to you.
Affirmation: I choose to declare peace and harmony with all the individuals around me. I surround my self with love and goodwill.
SKIN CONDITIONS: Anxiety, fear, feeling threatened.
Affirmation: I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace.
SLIPPED DISK: Feeling unsupported in life.
Affirmation: Life supports all of my thoughts; therefore, I love and approve of myself and all is well.
SOLAR PLEXAS: Ignoring ‘gut reactions’, or your own intuitions.
Affirmation: I trust my inner voice. I am strong, wise and powerful.
SORE THROAT: Holding in angry words. Feeling unable to express the self.
Affirmation: I release all restrictions, and I am free to be me.
SNORING: Stubborn refusal to let go of old patterns.
Affirmation: I release all that is unlike love and joy in my mind. I move from the past into the new and fresh and vital.
SPASMS: I release all restrictions, and I am free to be me.
Affirmation: I release, I relax and let go. I am safe in life.
STOMACH & INTESTINAL PROBLEMS: Dread, fear of the new, or not feeling nourished.
Affirmation: I digest life with ease
STROKE: Insecurity, lack of self-expression. Not being allowed to cry.
Affirmation: Life is change, and I adapt easily to the new. I accept life – past, present and future.
TEETH PROBLEMS: Being indecisive, not being able to break down ideas for analysis and decisions.
Affirmation: I make my decisions based on the principles of truth, and I rest securely knowing that only right action is taking place in my life.
(T-Z) Spirit Meaning-Diseases & Affirmations
TESTICULAR PROBLEMS: Not accepting masculine principles, or the masculinity within.
Affirmation: Not accepting masculine principles, or the masculinity within.
THYROID PROBLEMS: Humiliation. Feeling repressed or put down. Feeling as if you never get to do what you want. Affirmation: I move beyond old limitations and allow myself to express freely and creatively.
TUMORS: Nursing old hurts and shocks. Building on remorse
Affirmation: I lovingly release the past and turn my attention to this new day.
ULCERS: Fear, a strong belief that you are not good enough. “What is eating away at you?”
Affirmation: I love and approve of myself. I am at peace. I am calm.
URINARY PROBLEMS: Feeling pissed off! Usually at the opposite sex or lover.
Affirmation: I release the pattern in my consciousness that created this condition. I am willing to change. I love and approve of myself.
VARICOSE VEINS: Standing in a situation you hate. Feeling over worked and over burdened.
Affirmation: I stand in truth and live and move in joy. I love life, and circulate freely.
HIVES (rash or Urticaria): Small, hidden fears. Mountains out of molehills.
Affirmation: I bring peace to every corner of my life.
OSTEOPOROSIS: Feeling there is no support left in life.
Affirmation: I stand up for myself and Life supports me in unexpected, loving ways.

The Mirror Exercise

The exercise is called The Mirror Exercise,  stand in front of a mirror by yourself.

mirror

For the first few seconds, just stand there and really look at yourself, deep in your eyes. Chances are you’ve never done this before, so it will probably feel very uncomfortable or awkward, and you may find yourself turning away from the mirror! Rest assured that this is normal, and simply direct your gaze back to your eyes and send yourself as much love and acceptance as you can. Really look at yourself and see what you look like to the outside world. Look at your eyes, your skin, your forehead, your nose, etc.

Say out loud to yourself “I love you” and then your full name. Do your best to just stick with any feelings that come up, whether positive or negative. They are just feelings and you can accept them and allow them to be.memo you said you would finish.

The idea is to acknowledge and appreciate yourself for things you achieved during the day, month or life. Again, aim for 5-10 things and remember you are saying these things out loud to yourself!

While continuing to look at yourself in the mirror, flow love and compassion towards yourself as best as you can. Now you want to find things that you love about yourself and acknowledge those qualities. For example, “I love that you have such pretty eyes.” “I love that you are such a loyal friend.” “I love how creative you are.” “I love how toned your arms are.” You can focus on things you love about yourself that are either physical characteristics or that have more to do with who you are as a person. The key is to find things about yourself that you can truly love and appreciate and acknowledge yourself for.

At 83, Louise Hay is a wise person and writer — a woman who’s lived an extraordinary life   that has inspired millions.  She used the mirror exercise and help herself to change her life and so of so many more.

 

The thought of doing the mirror exercise  can feel awkward or silly. It’s just not an easy thing to do. I tried it and feel embarrassed. Then I found myself focusing on the wrinkles around my eyes, the hair and the way my skin seemed to sag a bit at my throat. Difficult exercise but I sticked to it!.

After a while, practicing this exercise, an internal shift occurred. I started to develop a deeper, more loving relationship with myself.

It’s not unusual to feel silly, embarrassed, like crying, or just generally uncomfortable.  Hang in there.  It gets more fun the more often you do it—and you deserve it!

I would suggest to write in THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK the things that you love about yourself.

The 11 steps to MAGIC

Jose |Luis Parise author of the eleven steps to magic, is an Argentinian researcher, writer and psychoanalyst. In his books he shows us a map of 11 step towards magic, to direct us to our own magic in our life.

From the Initiation of History, mankind passes down a Legacy that Teaches that it is possible to use Subtle Forces which help Man in his Life. That same Legacy, unmistakably, has also shown that a deep Change is produced in those Who take the Path that leads them to reach such Forces. In fact, He Who takes these Steps, has been given the mythical names of Hero, Shaman, Witch… and Magician.

What are these mysterious Forces that the Magician (Hero, Shaman, Witch) summons? Why do these Subtle Forces sometimes turn up as the most powerful Ally, while other times they present as the worst enemies? Is it possible to work with those Invisible and Subtle Phenomena with the same certainty as the modern man has learnt to work with the Visible and Manifest Phenomena?

These were the Questions which, almost thirty years ago, Started Our Journey. A Journey that would embark us on more than a Hundred Journeys, and which led us to the so called Iniciatic Cultures on the Planet … to meet Those whom we were not even certain that Existed: Those Who are literally since ever Pointed out as The Ones who Know the Magic … and who nowadays are named as The Guardians of The Wisdom.

Something in common threads with Gold Strings all what in those different cultures presents itself as Magic. As if an identical original Teaching should have been spread as Fundamental Paradigm for Humanity. In what we nowadays see as different cultures and religions … all of them had learnt to follow the same Map.

A Map… that takes to the Most Elevated, Powerful and Sacred of the Human Being.

A Map … that Transcends the human being, unifying him with His Divine Forces.

A Map… of Eleven Steps.

1. The chaos of the idea

2. The order of the word

3. Feelings

4. Signs

5. The exam

6. The use of the energy

7. Magic appears

8. The art of Negotiation

9. Obtacles, final exam

10. The Realization

11. The Master – what we learned

Here I found the best explanation in English http://www.edipo.org/indexeng_elevensteps.html

Love yourself

Louise Hay is a great author that wrote wonderful books about love.

She affirms that the best way to resolve health issues and any other issue in your life is by starting to Love yourself .

Self esteem is feeling good about your self. A person with high self worth is successful in any field. All of us have very high self esteem when we are young. However, as we grow up, we are bombarded with negativism.

The difference between low self esteem and high self esteem is the difference between misery and happiness, between failure and success, between tears and laughter. Your ability or inability to love yourself determines your station and status in life.

If you are unable to respect yourself, don’t expect others to do so. Greater self esteem is the key to a better life.

Notice that successful people in any walk of life have a very high self esteem. They think very highly about themselves.

Unsuccessful people generally have a very low self worth. It’s a simple rule. If you don’t love yourself, nobody will.

Repeating the following self esteem affirmations in front of a mirror, especially when looking into your own eyes, is a very good way of restoring your self esteem.

Remember, as you love yourself more and more, your self esteem will grow higher and higher. You have to love yourself first. Only then, will the world follow.

Read the affirmations on THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK do it few times, it wil boost your motivation and will give you power from within.

love