Friday, 19 March 2010

Spring Cleaning and New Chapters

Yes, it's that time of the year when the buzz words are 'Spring Cleaning' ~ time to dust the webs away, perhaps think about decorating and get out and tidy the garden. Signs of the earth coming out of its winter sleep are all around now as buds begin to appear, early flowers are blooming and the weather gets slowly warmer; great isn't it!

Have you ever thought about applying the same technique to your mind? Spring cleaning mentally. Clearing out those thoughts that you have clung on to that serve no purpose. So many of us do this, cling on to thoughts like possessions, almost scared to let them go. Do you realise that you are blocking your energy flow by doing this? Unless of course they are good thoughts yet more often than not, it's the negative stuff that goes round and round our heads. The little nagging voice that says 'could have' 'should have' if only I'd...' etc. Playing like a worn out recording over and over and bringing our mood down. Time to get that vacuum going in our heads and get rid of all that negativity. Thoughts like these really do not serve any purpose in a positive direction; they block the flow of the good stuff we need.

Is it difficult to stop these negative thoughts? Of course not! Nothing is any more difficult than we want to make it. We get told that it's not easy however, it depends on what you want to believe and if you want to listen to someone else rather than try or even prove the opposite, it may be difficult. If you want it to be easy you will make it so. As with many things, it's purely a case of mind over matter. Every time one of 'those' thoughts pops into your head, you just have to say to yourself, "yes, thank you, now go away!" and force your mind to think about something else. It may take more than a week to get to the stage where you can change your thought and not go back to the original one at all although it can be done and probably quicker than you think. The length of time depends on how much effort you want to put into it and how many times 'those' thoughts come into your mind. The more you practise, the easier it becomes.

Once you have mastered this and cleared your mind of all the dust gathering negative nonsense (let's be honest, most of it is nonsense in the grand scheme of things...), you open the way for positive energy to come in and fill the space. Brilliant! Lots of positive vibes buzzing round the head to make us feel good and alive ~ woohoo! And is there a time any better than spring for clearing out all the cobwebs?

You also pave the way for new chapters to open in your life when you are not bogged down by the weight of all the unnecessary. You make space, whether physically or mentally, for something new. I know a few people who are opening exciting new chapters in their lives just now, the very best of luck to all of you. Wow, you are so lucky and I am excited for you! It's fabulous and I want to pout and say "But I want a new chapter to open for me too..." Looks like I need to get spring cleaning to make some space; hmm now where did I put that duster :-)

Why not make the remainder of March 'Mind Over Matter Month' and put this to the test? Clear all the unwanted clutter out of your head and pave the way for new, exciting, light, vibrant energy to put you in the mood for a wonderful spring and glorious summer; perhaps even paving the way for a brand new chapter to open.

Have fun, be creative, learn from within.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Whale Story

I just came across this piece and had to share it; what a most inspiring and wonderful story.

Whale Story
January 3rd, 2010 by Alice

The story below has been circulated around the internet since it happened in 2005, but I thought it worth re-reading if you have seen it before. I verified it at The San Francisco Chronicle website.

If you read a recent front page story of the SF Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale that had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines.

She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate ) and radioed an environmental group for help.
Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her.

They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles.
She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around…she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.

The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate
to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled
from the things that are binding you.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

"You can live each day in a world filled with 'problems,' or rise each morning
and embrace a world filled with unseen solutions... eager for you to find
them. The decision is yours...both worlds exist. The one you choose is
the one you will create."
~ Michael McMillan

Friday, 29 January 2010

People vs Things.

Today I watched a very moving video that I don't mind admitting, reduced me to tears. It is the last lecture given by a university professor who was living his last few months; he had cancer and had been given approximately three months to live. Now this might seem like a bit of a depressing start to a post that is ordinarily positive however, out of many a dark corner there comes a bright light. Because I am a positive person I don't have to look too hard to find the bright side of most things, no matter how bad they may seem to others. Even the professor was upbeat and positive; it was not a lecture about dying or regrets or anything sad. He had a very positive message to give and people are still learning from him even after he has passed over.

One of the things I got from his message was about people vs things. 'Things' as in material goods - the t.v., the car, the furniture etc. - and I have to agree with every word he said though at the same time admit to being as guilty as the next person in that I have given more importance to the material things in life, at times, than I probably ought. Of course it's fine to want to have things looking nice and to want things to last as long as possible however, are you giving 'things' the time and attention they warrant or is it so much that it is to the detriment of your relationships?

Material 'things' are replaceable and even though, to an extent, certain people in our lives are replaceable, other people are not. If we do part company with a friend and replace that person with another friend, they are still not the same person. We are all so totally unique that we will never really be replaced, it's an impossibility. And what about the people in your life that cannot be replaced? The very special people who you care very deeply about. Are you giving them the time and attention they deserve? Are you giving them as much time and attention as you give to polishing and looking after your car or bike? Or for the amount of time you spend cleaning your house? Or the same amount of time you spend surfing the net or shopping for the latest gadget?

People are not replaceable the same as 'things' are so why act as though they are or act as though they will be here forever so what's the rush in spending time with them. 'Big' lesson, none of us will be here forever. Don't put off spending time with people who mean something to you. Don't put off telling someone how much you think of them, how much you appreciate or love them because you feel embarrassed or think you have all the time in the world to do it. We never know what is on the horizon or how long we have this time round.

To make this even more positive, why not tell someone something really good and positive about themselves; it's a wonderful thing to do. It puts a smile on your face as well as theirs and will raise both your energies. Spend time finding ways to lighten people, to make them feel good, to give them something positive to think about. It's a great thing to do and you can do it for everyone you meet in your day, regardless of whether you count them as being 'special' in your life or not. Be spontaneous, surprise someone and boost two peoples energy in one quick sweet move.

Spend time with people not 'things' and shine like the beautiful individual you are.

Have fun, be creative, learn from within.


Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Is there a meaning??

Recently I have been pondering the meaning of life. I do this periodically, often when I come to a crossroads in my life. Those times when we have to make decisions and we don't particularly want to. I remember one of the first conscious times I thought about life and what it was all about, I was 13. The reply was I was far too cynical for such a young age, a less than satisfactory answer at any age! If my memory serves me right, that was also the day I was told I had a good set of childbearing hips, just what you want to hear at the age of 13!!

Anyway, the meaning of life has been on my mind. What is it all about? What are we here for? I came to the conclusion that unless we are truly honoured we will never know the true answer to that until we pass over to the other side. So many theories are there for the taking should we decide to follow a particular path or belief but who's to say which one is any more right than any other if any of them are right at all; they are after all, just theories....

After much reading and deliberating various theories and thoughts I have decided that no matter what the reason for our presence, we are not meant to spend our time being miserable or having a mundane existence. We are meant to be happy, content, loving and positive. More people need to find ways to elevate themselves and raise their vibrational energy, leaving the negative behind where it belongs. Negative energy is heavy and slows us down, positive energy is light, moves us forward and lifts us up. Whether we know the reason for our existence or not, positive energy makes life so much easier. It makes it fun, exciting and enjoyable.

Now I don't ordinarily make new year's resolutions. I don't particularly believe they serve any purpose as so few people see the first month out. For the last few years if someone has asked me what mine are I have usually replied that I don't make them although if I 'were' to make one, it would be to do more reading, I just love books. On reflection, I have realised that I have actually managed to accomplish this though there are still plenty of books to cross off my list (in fact I don't think it ever shrinks but continually grows....). This year, however, I'm making a change! This year, 'if' I were to make a resolution, it would be to move forward in my life with even more positivity. With more love and passion to fearlessly do what I love to do and that is help people find a brighter side to life. To leave the mundane behind and find some joy in life; there really is so much of that around us, we just don't always see it. We get too bogged down with the petty negative stuff. The brighter, positive side of life is all around us and there for the taking, we just have to see it. I intend to open my eyes even wider and receive the joy of life with open arms; what do you intend to do??

What ever you choose, I wish you all a year filled with love, happiness and contentment in the most positive ways possible.



Sunday, 6 December 2009

Lezlee Marsden

Reiki Master & One of Doncaster’s Top
Promoters of Positivity
Invites You to an Evening of Enlightenment!

Presented in a warm environment,
A Workshop Worth Attending.

Come and find out how a few simple changes
In your thinking could change your life,
for the better.

It really isn’t as difficult as you think.

Wednesday 9th December
6pm – 7.30pm
The Eating Whole
Copley Road

Places are limited so phone and book your seat Now:
Tel: 01302 561742
Or: 07731 079719

Only £5 per ticket

I look forward to seeing you there

Friday, 4 December 2009

What’s In Your (Wallet) oops, Head?!

Are you happy with what’s going on in there?
An enlightening look at ways you can control your
thoughts that I guarantee will give you peace of mind
when you put the ways into practise.

Join us for a workshop on

The Thoughts in Your Head

Delivered in a relaxing environment

The Eating Whole
Copley Road

Wednesday 9th December 2009

6pm – 7.30pm

There are a limited number of seats available so please book in advance to avoid disappointment!

Telephone: 07731 079719
Or: 01302 561742

Refreshments and light snacks will be available to purchase during the evening.

Workshop Cost: £5.00 per person

Come and have a fun evening in good company.
Book now!