Book Quote: Opening to Receive

 

“Your Higher Self loves you and wants to give you true happiness, deep inner joy, and all the love you can imagine. Acknowledge every time you receive something, knowing that you deserve to have it and you have allowed it to come. As you learn to allow small things into your life, you can learn to allow bigger things as well, such as your spiritual growth and a life filled with laughter, abundance, and love.

–  Sanaya Roman, Spiritual Growth from Creating Your Highest Future Room at orindaben.com

 

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Gratitude Quotes

 

An angry “you should be grateful” is not about gratitude. It´s about obligation with no joy and sometimes a denyal to look at what needs to be transformed. There are better ways of communicating. Like any positive energy, gratitude is free, it cannot be ordered around, but tuned into.  -Deelia

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. – Melody Beattie

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward

We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect. – Michelle Obama

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. – Zig Ziglar

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. – John Milton

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. – Alfred North Whitehead

Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. – Henry Van Dyke

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. – Kristin Armstrong

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. – Henry Ward Beecher

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. – Joseph Wood Krutch

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It’s wonderful to be grateful. To have that gratitude well out from deep within you and pour out in waves.  – Srikumar Rao

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. – Lionel Hampton

The loving parts of your personality have no trouble loving. That is all they do. You experience the loving parts of as gratitude, appreciation, caring, patience, contentment and awe of life. – Gary Zukav

Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings. – Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. – Karl Barth

 

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Poem: Chickadee, chickadee

 

Hello again
chickadee, chickadee,
my city bird 
jumping for joy
on the windowsill
of my kitchen.
Did you come for
a coffee?
Wanna come in?

And another day
chickadee,
chickadee,
I come from the
shower
and you are flying
inside there.
I did invite you in,
didn´t I,
or is it 
my veggie
burger
you prefer?

Chickadee,
chickadee:
“City girl,
city girl,
open the window,
open the window
and even from
the stony yard
joy flows in.”

– Deelia © 

 

Related:

Chickadee Meanings (link corrected) by Avia at whats-your-sign.com

 

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Poem: My Jazzy Jazz Tune

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Bang bang boom
Shoop Shoop Shwooom
Tap tap tap
Clappity clap clap
Shhh shhh shhhhoooo
Dwi dwi dwooo
Clash clash still
A-dittydit drill
Yada yada yo
Woooo woah woah
A bang bang boom
My jazzy jazz tune

– Frances May

 

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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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Snow Angel

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When did I become so dignified
that I can´t make a snow angel
on the side of a public jogging route
on a sunny winter day

In the twilight zone
I am sneaking back,
I make an angel and
another one to be her mate

– Deelia (ages ago) ©

 

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