Shine ON***



Has it ever occurred to you that the way we try to motivate or encourage another person may (sometimes) actually be negative? Or attracting negativity into our lives? What am I saying?  Think about it,  sometimes when we approach someone to discuss an issue, we think we are being positive, but if we look at our conversation we may find we are actually speaking more negative words than positive ones.  A lot of the time we concentrate on the negative, what that person is doing wrong. So if we are discussing the negative to get them to be positive…… what are the chances we will all get bogged down in the negativity?

What I am trying to say is this……

I want YOU to know that no matter what is happening in your life YOU have the strength to get through it! Not only will you get through it, you will come out stronger for having gone through it!  I have heard it said you have to breakdown to breakthrough. Maybe we should consider whatever challenges we are facing moments of growth!

Don’t give up.  Don’t fill your day with worry (Phil 4:6 comes to mind) make room in your thoughts for a “knowing” that you are stronger than you think and will be OK!  Feel strengthened today! And feel supported. I’m sending you prayers that you will realize your strength and that you will SHINE on!


See what I did there? I just stopped and encouraged. No negativity…..challenges; yes, we all have them!  But our lives are filled with challenges and always will be. We are strong! We are capable!


Overcoming limiting beliefs…

breakthechainsBreak the chains that bind you! Knock down those walls! Have an AHA moment! Breakdown to breakthrough! Any way you say it, we need to get to that place in our lives, where we know we are living the life God meant for us! One step in that direction is to over come our limiting beliefs (thoughts)

You know the ones; the ones which keep you from living your dream!  If you could design your life any way you choose, what would it look like? Would it look like the one you are now living? If so, congratulations! You have arrived and probably know what I am talking about!  You know that you have to overcome limiting beliefs in order to reach your dreams! And to sustain them! I know you know…because you have been successful in creating a life which matches your dreams!

But the rest of us, who are still struggling to get there, what about us? We need to overcome our limiting beliefs! We need to write a different story for ourselves. There are many books on the subject of “your thoughts create your reality”  one such book is written by Dr. Wayne Dyer “Wishes Fulfilled”   * just a side note here, some people may take exception to Dr. Dyer’s thoughts, in so much as he tells you, early in his book, to recognize we are divine beings. He talks about the great “I AM that I AM”…or to embrace the statement “I AM GOD” ,  at this point in the book some will throw it out exclaiming it to be heresy. I say, if you start reading, give it a chance,read through it. I am not a fan of saying that I AM GOD. But I found a way to embrace his philosophy without having to make that particular proclamation! I ask, and Dr. Dyer only asks, that you remain open to the words in the book, allow them to do what they will for you as you read them.

I have read a lot of Wayne Dyer’s writing. As a mater of fact, it is his writing, as well as a few others, that helped me get where I am.  He writes about our thoughts and how they influence our life. Definitely worth looking him up at your favorite reading place!

With the thought “our thoughts create our reality” in mind, let me ask you ” what do you think about when thinking of your life?”  is it positive?  Are you happy with your life? Are you encouraging of yourself? Are you encouraging of others and their successes?  Because, yes, how we feel about other people and their success makes a huge difference to our success! If we can’t be happy, genuinely happy, for others and their success, then we will have a harder time realizing our own success and sustaining it! We may glimpse it, we may get a taste of it, but we will not keep it. It will be like a bird and eventually fly away.  Are there exceptions to this rule? Of course! Aren’t there always?!?!

So I  work on these 2 things:

1. Creating the life I want by believing and acting as “if” it has already happened. I’ve a vision board, I use my imagination, I get into that place where I can feel my life as I want it, I speak positivity and encouragement to myself and about myself to others…….

2. I am genuinely happy for others when they reach their successes! And this is easy! I love when others are successful! It helps me to get in the mood for my success!

There is more we can do to get where we want to be. To break through those walls! But this is enough for today. I am pooped! I think I will go read a book!

Have a great rest of your day y’all!