5 Easy Things You Can Give Up For A Positive Life – And What To Do Instead

Give Up These 5 Easy Things
1. Give up complaining- formulate action statements instead
We all do it – from time to time. But let’s be honest, when was the last time you have complained  and as a result, positive change occurred? I guess that you will be hard pressed to find an actual occurrence of that happening. So, why are we continuing to do it? Sharing your complaint can temporary make you feel better, but it will not bring about the lasting change you are looking for.
Instead, learn to change your complaint statements into action statements, by adding a little more to your thought than before.
Here is an example of what I mean:
“I wish my co- worker would respect other people’s space more.”
Instead of leaving it like that, change it to “I wish my co-worker would respect other people’s space more, and I am going to politely ask her to do so, next time she does it again.
Whether you follow through on your statement or not, you have begun to train yourself to look for solutions whenever a problem occurs, rather than just stating a complaint. Now a complaint can become an agent of change.
2. Give up trying to impress others – become clear about what you want for yourself
This decision to give up the need to impress others has  a profound impact on your financial well-being and  an essential step to take to reach your  personal and financial success. Do you really need that latest gadget or this particular designer that is in style, or are you only purchasing it, you can be seen with it.  Make sure your motivations for purchases and decision are that of serving you – not the impression you give to others. Any financial decision should be based on your values, comfort, and personal style. Take some time to find out what is the best personal path for you, and follow that – regardless what the trend is.

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3.Give up your resistance to change – push beyond your comfort zone 
Resistance to change is a major blockade in developing personal growth. Yet for some people who set a high value on certainty, embracing change can be a rather difficult endeavor.
Here are some reasons why people resist change:
1. Sense of loss of control
2. Concern about competence
3. Concern about taking on more work
4. Concern that change might hurt
5. Concern that others might not embrace your change.
Whichever one of these reasons you have for not embracing change, consider identifying the root cause of resistance and work through it, maybe with the help of a Coach, trusted friend or adviser. If this path of sole-searching brings up old wounds that you can not seem to find a way to get through, you might want to consider some more in depth therapy to resolve those issues once and for all.
4. Give up excuses – take responsibility for your responses and future, now.
Building sustainable habits requires us to give up excuses, but why do we keep making them in the first place?
The main reasons behind why most people make excuses is, because of resistance to change and the fear of pain.
Yet how do we overcome this in order to move on?
The most important step to giving up excuses is to know why you want a different experience in you life.  Without a compelling reason, there is hardly any chance for long-term change, as it is the reason behind a goal, not willpower that pushes us through to the end, even when it gets hard. If your goals do not have a compelling reason, adjust your goals until you find what excites you for a good reason, rather than a momentary whim.
5. Give up the past – visualize your ideal future instead
In order to learn to let go off the past, one has  to learn to be truly present in the present.
This sounds too simple to be true, yet it is the most powerful truth you can embrace when it comes to overcoming a difficult past – focusing on the moment. Mindfulness meditations, gratitude practice, and breathing exercises can move your thoughts from being stuck in what used to be, toward what is right now, forcing you to connect with the only moment of power – the present moment. Practicing those techniques regularly as a part of your morning and/or evening routine, makes it easier to engage in the now, and create lasting change. Visualizing your goals on a regular basis, is an important part of this new directing your thoughts, and gives you a chance to practice the emotional vibration of the state of your desires. Combining both techniques will after time ease the stronghold of past times over your life, and you will create an overall healthier and happier future.
Have a blessed week!
 
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Meaning Of Struggle

Do you believe in your dreams? Are you willing to fail for your dreams, so you can succeed?

 

Every moment, every breath, every struggle has a meaning. What the meaning is, is entirely up to you. You assign the responds, the direction. It only takes a minor shift to change your life in a more profound way, then you can imagine at this very moment.

Choose wisely.

 

Some people that inspire me today:

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http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/15898/

http://risingrave28.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/alien-talks/

http://losjourneytoboston.com/2014/05/16/prompt-worldly-encounters/

 

 

 

Spotlight Interviews – Lady Anna

Welcome to another edition of Spotlight Interviews. Today we are talking to Lady Anna, who has served the tradition through varies causes and efforts, currently as a member of the Council of Elders and Head of Sedna Temple in the United Kingdom, as well as Witan Herald for the Tradition as well as Head of School for Witchschool  UK and Europe
Thank you for participating in the Spotlight Interview. My readers and I are looking forward to this interview. How did you find your way to the Correllian Tradition?
I was surfing the internet in 1999 and found the ‘Daily Spell, joined the mailing list for the First Degree lessons and it all went from there. I had a grounding of metaphysics taught to me by my father over the years from when I was about eleven years old. A lot of what he told me was re-iterated in the first degree lessons so it was as so many say ’coming home’ when I found the Correllian Tradition.
In such a diverse faith group as we are, how can we – in your opinion – find common ground?

By persuading all those of diverse paths to realize that no one way is better than any other, all paths lead to Deity and each person need to do it the way which works best for them and to respect each other’s beliefs as we do basically believe in the same thing

Speaking off diversity, it seems that there is a perception at times that the Pagan community is not as diverse in color. Do you think that is a myth or reality? And how can we as a community foster a more welcoming environment for our members whom are not of European Ancestry?

I really don’t know why there is that perception.  I think it’s a myth because there is an underlying thread of similarity of belief in all pagan paths.  As a community we should be more open to the various similarities and build on those rather than dwelling on those things that are perceived to be so different. The Correllian Tradition welcomes all, there are a lot of members of non-European Ancestry, for example we have many members who have Native American ancestry amongst many other ancestries from other parts of the world.

In a general sense we have a lot in common with those who practice so called New Age thought. What is your thought on that?

I would say that those who practice new age thought have more in common with the Correllian Tradition. The Correllian Tradition has been in existence a lot longer and has a more grown up approach and deeper ways of worshiping deity. Also new age thought seems to be in its infancy with a more of the fluffy bunny way of doing things.

There are some in the Pagan community whom do not see the need for a clergy structure. What would you like to share about your thought on being a part of a very structural tradition, that could show the benefits of such structure?

For any religion to succeed and have staying power it must have some sort of structure. There is more likelihood of a religion succeeding and gaining outside support when they are structured and have the support network such as we have backing the membership.

Within the wider religious community, how can we as Pagans and Wiccans find (in your opinion) a higher recognition as a valid religion?

Yes I have seen and heard a lot of detrimental comments about the Correllian Tradition within the pagan community itself.  This aggravates the problem within the wider religious community.  A lot of the new age thought is usually quoted in discussions and articles in the wider religious community and some of the new age thought isn’t always the same as the Correllian thought but is said to be by outsiders what we believe.

I have frequently been told by Christians what I believe in and they go on to quote a lot of new age thought only because that is what they have heard said from New Age discussions or articles and is quite different to actuality and how Correllians think.

We need for it to be known properly and widely what we are about and that we are serious in our beliefs. The Wiccan community as a whole needs to gather together to solve the problem of being recognized rather than arguing that one tradition of Wicca is better or the right one rather than another.

We can only continue to be seen and to show that we are serious in our commitment as Correllians and not be drawn into unnecessary arguments which only fuel the idea that Wicca isn’t valid. We must calmly explain or describe what we are about to all other religions, rather than allowing our emotions to rule our discussions.

I thank you so much for taking your time to answer these questions. It was a pleasure to work with you on this project. 
The next Spotlight Interview will be posted on April, 15th.
Hail Hecate!

Living In The Moment – Creating A Future

Living in the now, the moment and truly appreciating its presence, lays the foundation to a better future. Gratitude for each step, the focus upon the beauty that is, is wiser than the focus upon what may be, specifically when the may-be is laced with expectations of something not so perfect.

Relaxing first into the beauty of the moment can create an positive tomorrow, simply by applying the principles of Law of Attraction. If you are focused upon finding the positive in the now, the Universe by Law will find you more positive in your next now, and a momentum of positive experience will enter you daily focus. 

An example of focusing in the now would be not only a gratitude journal, but a walking meditation, where the focus is upon each step, nothing further, nothing less. There is no room for dismissive or negative thought in those moments, that focus can open your experience to get unstuck from an inner negative chatter, in which so many of us exist in. 

Begin with the simple daily practice of Gratitude. Expand that to focus upon something you particularly love, such as the flavor of the coffee you are drinking right now. Employ a daily walking meditation. Train your focus to move away from negative expectations, or expectations that might have a negative or non-believing undertone, by employing these simple strategies throughout the day. 

Living in the moment can be a powerful spiritual practice of expansion.

Hail Hecate! 

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