Category: health

The Inner Critic

Research has shown that we all have a learned voice of internal judgment, the inner critic.  That internal voice can shut down your genius.  When you realize that it doesn’t matter what happened in your upbringing, you are liberated.

As author Tom Robbins writes, It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.  When you practice applying the right perception, that inner critic no longer has a hold on you and you open to a whole new experience.

Rather than wallowing in any stagnant negative feelings, find something that you can focus on that you feel passionate about and it will give you life.

Believing in You,

 

What you Focus on Expands

Have you ever noticed that what you focus on, you start to see more of?

If you’re hungry, you start noticing the restaurants on the street. If you want to buy a new red sports car, all of a sudden you see little red sports cars everywhere.

What you focus on expands. Most of us have a tendency to focus on what’s missing and what’s wrong because we want to fix what’s missing and we want to fill what’s wrong. A much more powerful way of doing this is to focus on what is right and what is here. Because in truth, there really is nothing missing except in your perception.

So right now, in your life, what can you be grateful for? What can you appreciate? What about this amazing universe do you love?

Focus on appreciation and gratitude today and you will find that you are attracting to you by the Law of Attraction, much more of the good that is yours by divine right. Have a great day appreciating and being grateful!

Love,

The Holy Instant of the Universe

In A Course in Miracles there is a reference to something called the Holy Instant.

The Holy Instant is this very moment. All the possibility for a miracle, all the possibility for breakthrough, all the possibility for creativity, invention, healing, transformation…Everything is contained in this Holy Instant.

Imagine walking through this day realizing that moment by moment, you are in the Holy Instant of the Universe. There is nothing blocking you from unlimited good except your own sense of separation. That means the only thing you really need to heal is your sense of separation from Life.

Today, you are in the Holy Instant. You are right where a shift to greater good is possible. You are right where all possibility is. Open to that.

Believing in You,

Notice What You’re Grateful For

When you have a negative thought, treat it like an ash that has popped out of the fire and landed on your jacket — flick it off right away and it won’t burn you!

Thoughts of doubt, worry and fear are not something you want to take over your consciousness. The moment you spot them, flick them off and go back to noticing what you’re grateful for.

Celebrating You,

DreamBuilder LIVE Changed 1,000 Lives

Last weekend, at DreamBuilder LIVE, something amazing happened:

Our participants banded together to lift 1000+ people from poverty and desperation into hope, abundance and joy!

There’s an amazing story behind that moment… and it all started with a crushing betrayal.

The betrayal

Before I knew my friend, Cynthia Kersey, her husband left her for another woman. She was deeply hurt, and her therapist told her that to get through the pain, she would also need to work through her anger.

When Cynthia asked how long she would need to stay angry for the wound to heal, the therapist said it would probably take at least six months.

A better way

Shortly after she began to practice being angry, Cynthia talked to our mutual friend, Bob Proctor. When she told him what she was doing, he gave her a piece of advice that would change her life:

“You could spend six months being angry, or you could find something you cared about that was bigger than the pain you feel.”

Cynthia agreed that channeling her pain into something positive was much more appealing than burning with anger for half a year. So she called Millard Fuller and asked him, “What are you doing with Habitat right now?”

He answered, “I’m taking a small group to Nepal. We’re going to build a house there.”

Cynthia decided to go with him. While she was there, she met Nepalese women who had lost their husbands or been divorced. In that part of Nepal, when you’ve lost your husband, you are not part of the community anymore.

Cynthia wanted to help these vulnerable women, so she thought, “I’m going to build a house for a woman.”

But almost immediately, she realized, “That wouldn’t take away my pain. How many houses would I have to build? Five? No, that is not enough. Ten? No, I would still feel pain.”

Then she decided: “If I build a hundred houses, that would be bigger than the pain I feel.”

She’d never raised money for a cause before. But when she found out that each house would cost $2,500, and there were plenty of volunteers who would help, she became determined to raise $250,000.

It took her a year, but she got it done – and in the process, she got more than that.

She got her heart back.

Growing bigger

After she’d gotten her hundred houses built, and after we became friends, Cynthia got a speaking opportunity in Africa.

While she was there, the local women told her, “Our children don’t get educated. We have dirty water. We don’t have medicine. There is no hope and we have to marry our daughters off at the age of ten or twelve, because the family can’t survive. We need help.”

Cynthia was so moved that she said to herself, “I have to do something.” So on her 50th birthday, she held a party and asked that instead of bringing her gifts, we should make a contribution toward helping these precious, struggling people.

In a single night, we raised enough money to build a completely self-sustaining village, with its own power, water, health and education.

That was the birth of the Unstoppable Foundation. Cynthia went on to start working in that organization full-time, and I became her first monthly supporter.

And let me tell you, when I fully realized the impact my donations would have – because of me, children would receive food and education that would change their lives – I felt wealthy beyond the thousand dollars per month I was donating could have ever bought me.

Studies prove that for every year a child goes to school, income potential increases. Girls get married later. Early pregnancies decrease. Health and nutrition is elevated for the entire family.

Every time a child gets an education, we all benefit. And to know that I was a part of that was uplifting beyond words.

I had to share that experience.

At DreamBuilder LIVE last week, I gave the participants the opportunity to feel the same abundance I experienced, by working together to change lives. They met and exceeded my hopes: together, we raised a total of $111,200, which is enough to build 4+ villages with approximately 350 people in each village, accounting for roughly 70 children as well.

You don’t have to be a millionaire to be a philanthropist. One dollar is enough.

And as you give, you heal your own heart, and you open the door for the universe to give back to you.

Make “giving” a part of your life. Whatever you can give, will produce two results. It will allow you to feel abundant and give an opportunity to someone else to feel the same way. If you’d like to give to the Unstoppable Foundation, use this link.

How to Make Room for Expanded Good In Your Life

The mind is a funny thing. For many of us, maybe even for you, when you are ready to create greater success than you have ever known, your mind will dig into the past and tell you why it can’t happen.

When reaching for expanded joy, love, and success, your mind might show you pictures and tell you stories about the failures of your past. It wants to build a case for why it won’t happen now.

You might even find thoughts floating around which seem to tell you that thinking about your failures will protect you if your future ventures fail.

Push the pause button right there!

Here’s what to tell yourself when you catch that kind of thinking happening. Start by inserting the phrase, “Up until now…” Literally say to yourself —even out loud —that up until now those circumstances may have been the case, but starting now, you’re creating new results.

Starting now, you’re inviting a new experience of expanded freedom, love, happiness…whatever it is you are creating.

Watch as the old thinking disperses, making room for expanded good in your life.

Enjoy the Process,

Mary Morrissey

The Invisible and Visible Laws

You are operating in a life that has two components: the visible and the invisible. Just as there are physical laws, there are laws of mind and spirit.

If you’re wondering if this is true, just test it out. Put your mind in harmony with the good you seek, begin to expect it and notice that you will begin to experience ideas, opportunities will arise, and people will make suggestions that are in harmony with your desired good.

Have you ever decided to buy a blue car and all of a sudden you see blue cars everywhere? You attract by your interest and your desire, so when you set your desire, create an expectation that what you desire will appear.

Expect the Good,

Mary Morrissey

How to Relax In The Now

We live in a world that keeps us very busy. Most people are not relaxed. There’s only one place to be relaxed, and that’s in the now.

If you are thinking about the past, or the future, you won’t be as relaxed into the moment as you could be.

Try this: Feel your body relax. Feel your breath rising and falling.

Everything is here and now. Just feel your forehead relax and your shoulders let go. You don’t have to carry the weight of anything today.

I’d like to invite you to walk in a peace that supports you and reminds you that you’re never alone. You are always companion-ed.

You are always guided. You can trust this. You can let go into the here and now.

Enjoy the present,

Mary Morrissey

Sitting in God’s Classroom

I love reading the poetry of Hafiz, the Persian poet in the 1300’s who in his poetry writes about having a love affair with life itself, right in the midst of our daily living.

He writes this one sweet little poem that I want to offer you today for consideration.

“We have all come to the right place. We all sit in God’s classroom. Now, the only thing left for us to do my dear, is to stop throwing spitballs for a while.”

What a wonderful thought! Here you are, and the curriculum of your daily life is perfect. The spit-balls are merely thoughts of, “I want this to be different.”

What if we could stop throwing spit-balls and start embracing, opening up to, and inviting the curriculum of love to have its way today? What a wonderful day you can create.

Enjoy the Classroom,

Mary Morrissey

The Law of Mind

No desire is felt until the supply is ready to appear. That is the truth.

The minute you have a desire, it is immediately in the Law of Mind, in the Law of Receiving.

The supply exists at a level that you are not aware of, but when you embrace your desire and expect its fulfillment, you draw it to you.

The Law is infinite; it does not withhold any more than the law of mathematics could withhold numbers.

You may make mistakes as you find your way, but they enable you by their correction to better know the Law.

Trust in your supply.

Expect Greatly,

Mary Morrissey