The Bliss of Self-Acceptance by Kate Corbin

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“Your only real problem is that you have forgotten who you are.” – A Course in Miracles

Once upon a time in meditation, I received a crystal clear message that I am absolutely and eternally wonderful; and the only problem I have ever had is not knowing that.

Really? The only problem I have ever had is not knowing I’m wonderful? Wow!

In that moment, I was freed from my lifetime belief that there was something wrong with me.

In that moment, I really understood that I could stop trying to fix myself because I wasn’t ever broken.

In that moment, along with the realization that I am absolutely and eternally wonderful, came the knowing that so is everyone else. Huge! Life changing! Blissful!

Over the next few weeks and months, as I settled into this joyful and empowering knowledge, I began to shift from a focus on self-improvement to a focus on self-acceptance.

From the age of about 19, I had been a self-improvement junkie. I read every book and took every course that promised to make me a better, happier person and to fix what was wrong with me.

But, for me, that lifelong commitment to self-improvement had been based on the belief that, if I just worked hard enough, I could overcome all the terrible things that were certainly wrong with me and finally become “good enough”.

Self-improvement driven by a belief in not being good enough is both endless and unfulfilling.

Imagine for a moment how it would feel to simply accept yourself – who you are, everything you’ve ever done or not done, how much you weigh, how much money you make – everything about yourself just the way you are.

There’s a fear, I know. You might be thinking it right now. It goes like this: “Well, if I really accept myself, won’t I lose all motivation to do anything and stop trying altogether and just live in my pajamas?” Nope! In fact, it’s exactly the opposite. Rather than zapping motivation, full self-acceptance actually frees energy and creativity and makes real self-improvement much easier and much more fun.

From the high vibration of self-acceptance:

* you’re aligned with Source, with Who You Really Are

* you’re a vibrational match to your desires

* you feel worthy and deserving

* you release judgment and fully accept others

* you broadcast a vibration that allows others to fully accept you

Transformational Process. If you’re willing to give self-acceptance a try, contemplate this prayer for 5 minutes a day for one week:

“Oh, God, show me the truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it is.” – Macrina Weiderkher

Do this process and, at the end of one week, you’ll be well on your way to feeling the relief, the high vibration, and the bliss of self-acceptance.

Kate Corbin is a Law of Attraction Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her two ebooks – “Dining at the Cosmic Cafe, How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire” as well as “Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction” – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, download a free copy of her ebook “Magical Musings on the Law of Attraction,” and subscribe to her ezine, visit Gold Star Coaching.

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Flower Symbolism: Mystical Orchid

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Odilon Redon: Strange Orchid /wikipaintings.org

Orchid

Deep in the valley, a beauty hides:
Serene, peerless, incomparably sweet.
In the still shade of the bamboo thicket
It seems to sigh softly for a lover.

– Taigu Ryokan

I seem to be bumping into orchids so often (or they into me), so I´m sharing the pleasure with you all.

General symbolic meanings of orchid: Love, beauty, sensuality, mature charm, fertility, virility, feminine-masuline balance, luxury and reaching the full potential.

More about orchid (and other flower) meanings:

Orchid Flower Meaning http://www.buzzle.com/articles/orchid-flower-meaning.html, Orchid Meanings http://livingartsoriginals.com/flower-orchid.htm

orchids

when two people
understand each other
in their innermost hearts
their words are sweet
like the fragrance
of orchids

– lisa hancox

Orchids in Bloom

In all things thought seen…
The world has once again conspired
Culminating in a soft petals bloom
Capturing, the eye of man
Illuminating hope in the darkest room

It is this spark, this aura, this radiance
This ignition of inner quality
Amid viscus conflagrations, striking in its purity
Breaching through your outer identity
Nascent, your inner beauty shines, intensely

Lighting the path of life and love

– Marcus McKinley

 

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source of poems: poemhunter.com

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Experiments: World May Be Influenced by the Future by Robert Lanza

ID-10010064302/03/11  “We’ve been taught our consciousness -− and everything else in the world -− flows like an arrow in one direction from the cradle to the grave. But an amazing set of experiments suggest the present and the future are entangled, and that events in the future may influence things happening in the world now.” Read the whole article here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-lanza/future-influences-present_b_816221.html

 

Image: Quantum Mechanics In Space by Victor Habbick /freedigitalphotos.net

 

Inspiration: Art and Intuition

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I was trying to choose a piece of art of Odilon Redon (1840 – 1916, France) to post and found myself being drawn to several ones. Afterwards the golden light of this Wheel of Fortune image kept resonating in my energy field and when I closed my eyes I also saw golden, smooth flashes of energy staying swirling. So, I chose to pick it. Feel free to pick the ones according to your own resonance here: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/odilon-redon

A couple of lovely quotes of the artist from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odilon_Redon

“My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined.”

Odilon Redon wanted to “place the visible at the service of the invisible”.

“I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst. The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased.”

 

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Your Magical Abundance Journal by Kate Corbin

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“Financial abundance is simply the Universe’s response to consistent thoughts and feelings of abundance.” – Abraham-Hicks

Ever since I first heard about the Abundance Journal process — probably six years ago now – I’ve been doing it daily. It’s actually one of my favorite processes because it’s fun and easy. And, oh yeah, because it attracts more abundance!

Here’s the deal: Whenever I receive money in any form, I document it, appreciate it, and celebrate it. That’s it!Why do I do this? What’s the point? Well, besides the fact that it’s easy, fun, and a magnet for more abundance, it’s an acknowledgement of the fact that what you focus on grows. So, if you focus on receiving money in any form with joy and appreciation, your income will grow… and bring more joy and appreciation… and more income… and more joy and appreciation, etc.

The Abundance Journal combines the power of focus with the magic of appreciation and the high vibrational joy of celebration. Check it out:

*Document It! I keep my Abundance Journal in a Word document because that’s most efficient for me, but several of my clients make it more of a ceremony by using a special notebook and their favorite pen.

For my Abundance Journal, I use a broad definition of “money in any form.” In addition to the more obvious income from coaching and book sales, I also include:

* finding change on the street (really fun)
* someone treats me to lunch or dinner – or even a cup of tea
* buying something I wanted and it’s ON SALE
* winning a prize
* someone gives me a gift
* earning interest on a bank account or investment – big or small, it goes in my journal!

In addition to documenting income, I now also document generosity. To me, being generous is an important part of abundance. Being generous with others is a good gauge of how abundant I’m feeling, so whenever I’m generous to others, it goes in my Abundance Journal as well. When I buy a gift for someone, have friends over for dinner, contribute to my niece’s trip fund, give an extra large tip for excellent service, etc., I write it down, appreciate that I have the money to do it, and celebrate the two-way flow of money – in and out, in and out, in and out.

Another great thing about documenting abundance is that you have a record of it and you can go back and re-read your journal months or even years later. You’ll be amazed how much abundance you’ve forgotten about! What you focus on grows and grows and grows, so focus on the abundance that is flowing to you every day from all sources and help that abundance grow.

*Appreciate it! Are you able to appreciate finding a quarter on the street – or even a penny? It feels so good to thank the Universe every time money comes into your life. Money is drawn to you as you acknowledge it, appreciate it and celebrate it. When you appreciate money coming in, that money will feel welcome and bring its friends.;-]

“The more grateful you can be for the money you have – even if you don’t have very much – the more riches you will receive.” – Rhonda Byrne

*Celebrate it! It feels so good to milk the feeling of abundance by saying something like “Everybody wants to give me money!” or “I love money and money loves me!” The high vibrational joy of celebration makes you a match to all the other joyful circumstances in your Vortex.

The Law of Attraction matches your vibration. That’s its one and only job. Therefore, to create more abundance in your life, focus on your ever-flowing, ever-expanding abundance. As you do so, you broadcast a clear vibration of abundance and the Law of Attraction has no choice but to match it with – yes – more abundance!

This is a Universe of infinite abundance and you get to decide how much prosperity, wealth and riches you will allow to flow into your life. The Abundance Journal is a great way to document, appreciate, and celebrate the abundance you’re currently allowing in. And it’s a super way to signal the Universe that you’re open to allowing in even more!

Kate Corbin is a Law of Attraction Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her two ebooks – “Dining at the Cosmic Cafe, How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire” as well as “Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction” – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, download a free copy of her ebook “Magical Musings on the Law of Attraction,” and subscribe to her ezine, visit Gold Star Coaching.

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