Friday, May 18, 2012

How to Live in Gratitude - when life seems to be going wrong

When everything seems to be going wrong the question we get asked a lot is “How are you doing?”
How we answer sets the stage for what we will receive.  Do you complain and gripe about your problems or do you choose to answer with honesty and conclude with what is going right?  I have found most have never thought of the later concept and if they have thought of it have found it difficult to implement since it is a new habit.  I have some simple steps to help you;

Week 1

1.      Journal about what you are feeling – get it all out on paper

2.      Start a list of what is going great in your life – every day add to the list

3.      Set 30 minutes in your day to reflect on your feelings and adding to your gratitude list.

As you do this every day for seven days you will notice your thoughts around your life are gravitating toward your gratitude list. "The sky becomes brighter"

Week 2

1.      Write about how you will respond when someone asks you how you are doing

2.      Visualize what your body language is and tone of voice is like when you answer their question

3.      Continue with steps 1-3 from Week 1

Practicing through writing and visualization is the key to releasing the old griping response and bring in the new gratitude response.

Our feelings and emotions are energy we have the choice to give great energy or bad energy to others with our words.  Yes, complaining and griping to others gives them bad energy.  Being honest about how you feel is important but often we go into the sewer with our honest feelings.  Remember we want to focus more on what is going right and less on what is not.  The steps above will help your mind think more about the great things and less about the not so great.

“That which we focus on, we receive more of” by David Essel –  to put it simply

               Focus on griping and complaining you get more to gripe and complain about

               Focus on gratitude you get more things to be grateful for

The choice is yours. You are the captain of your ship, what do you choose?  No choice only keeps you stuck in what you have been receiving.

For those who are really wanting to transform the spoken words they speak; place a microphone on you for a few days, it will transform your life.

If you want to continue on your self-discovery path and desire positive support call me or email me to discuss what programs Shift and Wake Up has available to meet your transformation and budget.

               Mir Lynne Pietrzyk



Friday, May 11, 2012

Love After Love

I thought this prayer was perfect for the teachings of Self Love and Relationships

The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome and say, sit here.  Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was yourself.  Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you have ignored for another, who knows you by heart.   Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, and the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror.  Sit.  Feast on your life.

Derek Walcott, Collected Poems 1948-1984,  New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1986
I would like to honor Madeline Ebelini of for sharing this with me to be able to share with all of you.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Saying No – Speaking YOUR TRUTH

When one takes a moment to look at images that appear when searching the word NO on the internet, you will see why we as a society have not been so good at saying NO - it seems so harsh and unloving yet we are here to love and connect with others. There are defiantly things we use a harsh NO for - things like drugs, bullies, and other evil low energy habits of society.

What I want to speak about is the common “No” to the people you love, your spouse, your children, parents, friends, and your boss.  The harshness of the word holds us back from using it because we don’t want to hurt others and we are unsure of what will happen in the relationship if we do.  So what can we do about this?

We can learn a new way, a loving and open way to speak our Truth.  Here are a few that I have used with a little practice you to will be able to sit comfortably with saying them to those you love.

 “Now is not a good time for me”

“I hear you and I understand how important it is to you and I wish you success for me it is not a good time to start something new”

“I would love to help you and I know the time has to be right for me to fully help, I also know that right now is not a good time for me”

“I need to be at home this evening based on my day I will have to decline from our dinner plans” 

 As you learn to speak from your heart you will find that everyone benefits from your Truth.

Blessings of truth,

Mir Lynne Pietrzyk

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Passion “How to Follow Your Passion”

The winding road of your life, with all its twists and turns, expected and unexpected, has brought you to this point.  But there is an urge to move forward as your true self.  Expressing more of who you are inside allows you to Live Your Passion. Trust that your inner yearning is real and express it.  It can be expressed all at once or overtime.  Allow and be gentle with yourself but always honor your True Self.

Do you feel challenged by trusting and allowing your True Self to come out?  Most people do at first because it is not something we have been taught how to do in our past.  This concept of allowing is new to most and at first can seem overwhelming but I can help you with simple free tips. 

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