Accepting That You Are Good. Start with Powerful Affirmations
In order for creative visualization to create what you want in life, you must be willing to accept the best that life has to offer you—your good.
Strange as it may seem, many of us have difficulty accepting the possibility of having what we want in life. This usually stems from some basic feelings of unworthiness which we took on at a very young age. The basic belief goes something like this: “I’m really not a very good (lovable, worthwhile) person so I don’t deserve to have what I have.”
This belief is usually mixed with other, sometimes contradictory feelings that you really are perfectly good and deserving. But if you find that you have difficulty imagining yourself in the most wonderful possible circumstances, or that you have thoughts of lack or thoughts that good things can’t happen to you, it is a good idea to take a look at your self-image.
You can begin to change your self-image with both affirmations and visualizations. Start imagining yourself as you want to be. These techniques can be extremely effective in making real changes.
Remember, you are a new person in every new moment. Every day is a new day and each one is a new opportunity to realize you the wonderful, loving, and lovable person you truly are…
Simple and Powerful Affirmations
I am loveable. I love and approve of myself.
I am kind and loving and I have a great deal to share with others.
I am talented, intelligent and creative.
I am attractive.
I have a lot to offer and everyone recognizes it.
I love the world and the world loves me.
I am willing to be happy and successful.
I am open to receiving the blessings of this abundant universe. Everything good is coming to me easily and effortlessly. I accept my good, which is flowing to me here and now. The more I receive the more I have to give. My life is getting better and better.
Some of us are very young souls and are new at loving ourselves. If you have fears, guilt, suppressed angers, etc., you may be a young soul who still has much to learn about loving yourself–without conditions. Take the few minutes every day–even a few times each day, to speak affirmations over your life. You will feel the changes immediately.
If you feel a friend of yours could benefit from the affirmations of this article, please share. I’d love to hear how affirmations are working in your life, too.
It’s a journey…and the only destination is self-love.
You can always start from exactly where you are. Be gentle on yourself.
I believe in you,
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June 3, 2013
The Infamous Cabbage Soup Dieta review by Fox News.com, Published January 03, 2013, NewsCore
The cabbage soup diet, like most radical short-term diets, is not for everyone. Eating little but the cabbage soup diet for seven days can produce amazing results, but it can also leave you feeling groggy, sluggish and unsatisfied.
That said, if you’re looking to shed those holiday pounds or lose weight quickly before an important event, the cabbage soup diet promises a 10-pound weight loss in just one week. Success on the cabbage soup diet depends largely on the individual.
Some may feel alienated by the boring and unappealing food selection, but others may find quick results to be motivating. It’s important to note that crash diets like this are not without health risks and should only be attempted under professional advisement.
How the Cabbage Soup Diet works
With the cabbage soup diet, there is no calorie or carb counting and no recommended exercise regimen or lifestyle changes. Instead, the diet is based on a seven-day menu centered almost exclusively on a special cabbage-based soup.
The meal plan also includes a number of other dishes, such as low-calorie fruits and vegetables, lean meat or fish and brown rice. It’s recommended that these meals be eaten at home, since almost no restaurants will serve the specific soup and extra dishes. The diet is meant to last for one week, as it’s not high enough in nutrients to sustain healthy body functions for longer periods of time. If you wish to lose further weight, you are advised to wait a few weeks before attempting the diet again. Learn how to make the perfect cabbage soup.
Although the diet is renowned for producing dramatic results, the Mayo Clinic notes that, since no changes are made to lifestyle and eating habits, the cabbage soup diet doesn’t help dieters sustain a healthy weight in the longer term.
Cabbage Soup Diet Meal plan
The recipe for cabbage soup can vary slightly between different versions of the diet, but most include cabbage mixed with bullion and an array of other vegetables, such as carrots, celery, tomatoes, peppers and onions. A typical menu will read as follows:
- Day 1: Unlimited amounts of cabbage soup, along with any fruit except bananas, and black coffee, unsweetened tea, water or cranberry juice.
- Day 2: Cabbage soup as well as other vegetables including a baked potato with butter for dinner.
- Day 3: Cabbage soup and a mixture of approved fruits and vegetables.
- Day 4: Cabbage soup, six to eight bananas and two glasses of skimmed milk.
- Day 5: Cabbage soup, 15 to 20 ounces of beef, chicken or fish along with six tomatoes and six to eight glasses of water.
- Day 6: Cabbage soup, along with beef and low-calorie vegetables.
- Day 7: Cabbage soup, brown rice, pure fruit juice and vegetables.
In order to achieve the best results, dieters should be vigilant about sticking to the meal plan exactly. If you wish to maintain your new weight, consider a diet that includes more long-term lifestyle and dietary changes.
Our weight is often not the only thing we would like to change about our lives but rather a symptom of other things we may be struggling with. Excess weight very often has a root cause and can be linked to lack of sleep, stress, current medications (to treat depression, high blood pressure, etc.), as well as, in the case of women, menopause. Read this article to better understand more about the 5 main causes of weight gain and how by changing your life can help you lose the pounds you need…for good. Get more sleep and try to reduce your stress and you may be able to reduce the number of times you use the cabbage soup diet.
How to get off The Cabbage Soup Diet Life.
So, do you want to shed 10 lbs quickly? Try the cabbage soup diet for 7 days. Have 10 more lbs to lose? Eat what’s recommended in the cabbage soup diet for another 7 days after a 3-5 day break. Think that the third cabbage soup diet regiment for 21 days of your month might be getting boring? It will–and your body won’t keep thriving on the lack of nutrients for much longer so it’s time to make losing weight a MUST. Decide to gain no more weight! Decide to become healthier. Decide that the cabbage soup diet was just the jump start you needed to get your off your launching pad and into living your life to the fullest. There are millions of great tips to help you live your best life, and I am a believer in more sleep and less stress, yet it all starts with you deciding. I actively participate in a life-changing personal development program because I needed to understand what was keeping me from deciding to live the best life I could. My life is transformed by what I learned! If you are interested in learning more about how I have changed my life dramatically after the cabbage soup diet, watch the video below and hear the Success Education product I use daily.
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Living on purpose, deliberately and with intention requires a decision. It requires that each of us decide to do whatever it takes to create the life that we have been seeing only as a dream. To begin experiencing the abundance, health, loving relationships, career advancements, wealth and all the other things you may be dreaming about, we must first decide that you want your life to be different.
“I attract to my life whatever I give my attention, energy and focus to.”
Your new life begins with a decision. It’s a big step because up until today, you have been living by default—accepting whatever comes your way as if you are not worthy to be, do and have all that this world has to offer.
Living with intention is all about choice. It’s about embracing that we are the supreme authorities over our lives and all our experiences. It’s a tall order, so be gentle on yourself as you mull this idea over in your mind. Not many of us are willing to embrace the concept that all we have right now has been a product of all the thoughts we have had over our lifetime. Life is not about blame. Life’s not about finding fault in our past behaviors or in the behaviors of others. Life is about living every experience you want to live and doing so in any way in which you choose to live it.
So how do we live on purpose and with intention?
We must decide to take full accountability for our lives and readily accept that the Law of Attraction is a Universal principle, scientifically proven and is always at work in our experiences. The Universe wants us to live our best life and is always unfolding and orchestrating all that needs to happen to bring about your desires.
It’s up to you to identify these desires. You do this through the thoughts you think and the feelings you feel. Which one comes first–thoughts or feelings? Which comes first is less important to understand because the only thing you have complete control over is your own thoughts. Thoughts, subconscious or conscious, create the feeling, or vibrations, that attract the Universe’s response. Be choosing thoughts that most serve you, you will also be creating the vibrations that attract all that serves you.
- Identify your desire.
- Give your desire your attention and focus as often as possible throughout your day.
- Allow your desire to manifest in your life.
What do you Desire?
Discovering what you truly desire takes a bit of intentional thought and effort. We all have many dreams—some which come into our thoughts but often quickly go, and others that we can feel in the very core of our beings. When we think of our desires, we feel good. When we focus on what we want—and if it’s what we truly desire—we will feel the goodness of that desire reverberating in our souls. Be precise about what you want and when you want it. Be as specific as possible about your desires. If you want more abundance in your life, how much do you want? If you want to create a healthier and more fit body, how much weight do you want to lose—and by when? If you desire an intimate and loving relationship, describe all the attributes you would like to have in that person—and when would you life to meet him or her?
Give Attention to Your Desire.
Take time every day; take the time to do this multiple times each day or whenever possible and give positive focus to your desire. The Universe only responds to what we give focus to. By being clear about what you want, you can give it the proper attention that will vibrationally align with you having it in your experience.
“The Law of Attraction responds to whatever vibration you are sending by giving you more of it, whether it’s positive or negative. It simply responds to your vibration.” Michael Losier
So often we confuse the Universe by all our demands about what we “want.” By not deliberately thinking thoughts that serve you, thoughts that may be a detriment will invade your mind. It has been suggested that we experience more than 2,000 thoughts each minute with 80% of them being the same thoughts (or slight variations of those thoughts) as we had yesterday. Unfortunately, 90% of our thoughts have a negative vibration—allowing us to think about all the things we don’t want, rather than what we do. By curbing the negative thinking and intentionally thinking thoughts that serve your higher good, you will create new neuro pathways in your brain that will allow positive thoughts to travel more consistently. Allow the good to flow from your positive thoughts—be aware when something good happens in your life, whether it be large or small. Gratitude is the attitude of abundance and by being grateful you will be vibrationally aligned.
Often before we can truly understand what we want, we must first know what we don’t want. Knowing this is sometimes an easier place to start for people who want to live intentionally—we habitually speak of the things we don’t want—and of course, the Universe responds to our point of focus and brings to us exactly that: all that we DON’T want. There is clarity through contrast.
Exercise: Understanding What You Desire.
Take out a large piece of paper, preferably a legal sized piece and a pen. On the top of the page, write the title:
Living With Intention: Understanding ALL the things you DON’T want in your life.
Then, find yourself a place where you will be uninterrupted for a minimum of 15 minutes. Set a timer if you need to because you want to sit for at least 15 minutes for this exercise. Number your page all the way to the bottom. Write the numbers 1-50 along the left side of the paper, making two columns if needed.
Now, with no filters—just a free flow of consciousness, write ALL the things you don’t want in your life as it pertains to your area of desire. If you find you have run out of “don’t wants” before the 15 minutes is up, stay in thought until something else comes up or until your time is finished.
Examples of things you don’t want: (Desire is to have more money.)
- Don’t want to pay my bills late.
- Don’t want to receive calls from creditors
- Don’t want to see an empty savings account
- Don’t want to answer calls from creditors
- Don’t want to watch what I spend
- Don’t want to say no to my kids
- Don’t want to only eat in cheaper restaurants
- Don’t want to budget my grocery list
- Don’t want to pay late fees
- Don’t want to feel broke
- Don’t want to order meals on price alone
- Don’t want to work overtime to pay my bills
You get the point. Keep writing about all the things you don’t want in your life. When you think you have written down ALL the “don’t wants”, flip the paper over to Side B.
Side B: Things I do want in my life.
To fill out this side you have to be very clear on what it is you do want. As you write your list in the same, free flowing style you did for Side A, write for the entire 15 minutes.
Once you have finished Side B, go back to the first part of the exercise and begin crossing off the contrasting statements. For example: If on Side B you wrote: “I want to feel wealthy” you would cross off #10 on Side A: “I don’t want to feel broke.”
Once you have crossed off as many as you can, review your list on Side A to see what still remains. Turn over to Side B and write—for that particular “don’t want” from Side A that wasn’t crossed off—a sentence about what you DO want. For example: If you notice that # 11 on Side A remains not crossed out, then on Side B, writes something like: “I dine at the finest restaurants and always order exactly what I want.”
When you have finished this exercise, revisit my blog site for the next step in your journey of Living On Purpose and with Intention. In the upcoming article, I will discuss how you will write your ideal Desire Statement.
Until next time, be aware of what you are including in your vibrational bubble and if it does not serve your highest good, choose a different thought by verbalizing a statement that will serve you.
You are a creator; you create with your every thought. You often create by default, for you are getting what you are giving your attention to wanted or unwanted but you know by how it feels if what you are getting is what you are wanting or if it is not what you are wanting. –Abraham Hicks
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March 26, 2013
Sometimes life just doesn’t go as you had hoped it would go. Maybe it’s just today. Maybe it’s been like this all week–or maybe you’re wondering if your life is ever going to get better. I mean, it’s seems to be that one adversity after another keeps showing up–as if the Universe is conspiring to make you miserable! You feel, you think, you know: Life just sucks.
I know. I’ve been there…more than once… It’s not so much fun. And when you are feeling like this, you may find yourself asking the questions: Why is this happening to me? What have I done to deserve this? Is it ever going to get better? Is this the life I am destined to live?
You feel overwhelmed, frustrated, depressed and even, at times, you feel angry.
Unfortunately, these questions won’t help your situation–these thoughts won’t keep the overwhelm and the adversity at bay. The more you think them…the more you ask these types of questions, the more of the same keeps appearing. It’s uncanny. It’s like the universe is reading your thoughts…
And it is, the Universe I mean–IS “reading” your thoughts, per se. Or rather, It’s “feeling” your thoughts and delivering to you a like-vibration and similar energy. That’s how powerful you are. How amazing….and how exciting! (oh no, you don’t seem excited.)
OK, for a moment here, I am going to ask you to trust me. I am asking you to believe that there is a Universal Law at work in your life, in this moment–in every one of YOUR moments. It’s a Universal Law which states: that which is likened to itself is drawn. Sure, that’s just a fancy way of saying “what you put out you get back” yet, it’s true!
So, stay with me. Believe that you are that powerful and that you actually can design the life you dream about–that your life doesn’t have to always…well, suck. By embracing this philosophy, you can begin to feel empowered–you can accept that you are entirely at cause for your experiences. What great news!
Yet, you still feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed and angry because of your reality–your right now. I understand. It’s simple to believe the concept but it’s not so easy to make the changes you will need to make to create a life different than the one you are currently living. You’re absolutely right. Go ahead, say it: If it were so damn simple wouldn’t everyone be thrilled to be alive? It’s a very valid question…
Life is a process of thoughts…thousands of thoughts strung together to make up your reality, yet you are in control to choose the thoughts that serve you best. It’s not a once- daily- dosing of positivity–but that’s a great place to start. It’s not a pill that you take with meals that will allow you to change your thoughts automatically. No, not that easy.
Instead, it’s about persistence. It’s about deciding you want to live a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life. It’s about living on purpose–like taking vitamins to feel more vibrant, you think thoughts on purpose to move up the emotional guidance scale.
Here are just a few tips (to take with that glass of water :) )
- Become aware of your thoughts (you can’t change that which you aren’t aware of)
- Do not create an identity of your situation. (Accept that you are NOT your situation)
- Analyze what’s happening–then decided what you WANT to happen instead (knowing you can if you really want to will allow you to feel empowered)
- Align with the truth of your situation (when you stop struggling with reality, you can use that energy to make the choice to change it)
- Refocus (your focus creates your experiences–change your focus and your reality begins to change)
- Take action. (a dream will remain only a dream until you take the action you need to make it a reality)
- Be grateful. (for all experiences because until you know what you don’t like–you will never know what you do…)
And finally, be patient. Be gentle on yourself. Enjoy the process designing your life requires. To live on purpose means accepting the responsibility of creating a life you once thought may have been out of reach.
You can be, do and have all you have ever wanted. And you can do this…one thought at a time.
With much admiration.
Jessica is a solopreneur in the Personal Leadership Development and Positive Media Industry. She coaches and inspires others to live their best and most authentic lives by understanding their own personal power. Jessica currently lives in Albuquerque, NM with her dogs and cats, and is enjoying her intention-driven life. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit her website at www.influenceyourrealitynow.com.