Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fantasy and Reality

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, author and publicist, once said, "Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination."

If you have seen the movie "The Secret" you know that thoughts become things. It's all in the Law of Attraction. However, that having been said, Barbara hits the nail on the head when she refers to "acts." For, without action, ideas stay nothing more than dreams. And you also know that in changing the way you look at things does, indeed, change the way things look. So, by changing your thoughts you can change an unpleasant reality, (her words), into something good.

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The Life Abundant.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Temporary Detours and Delays

Denis Waitley, speaker and author, once said, "Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."

Last night I spent some time with two sales professionals, old acquaintances of mine, in an attempt to get them to have a look at something which has so excited me that I wanted to share it. Neither was in the least receptive.

Well, chalk up another one in what should be classed as "failure". And for a part of the evening it felt that way. However, as our conversation turned to other things, I soon overcame my negative thoughts and feelings. We caught up on "old times", discussed and compared some of our favourite things, and generally had a great time together.

Delay? Absolutely!
Temporary detour? Sure seems that way.
Failure... NOT!


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Controlling God

One incident which sticks out in my mind from my time away this past week is a conversation I had with a woman of Christian fundamentalist persuasion. During our conversation she said that she believes there is a place in each of us that God wants to occupy, if we will only let Him. I find that quite interesting. I asked her to elaborate a little. She really wasn't able to, but she did ask me if I didn't believe the same, bearing in mind that I claim to be a Christian as well.

She was quite shocked when I said, "No!" And she was visibly upset when I asked her if she believed that she had the power to decide where God could, or could not, go. She said that I obviously did not understand, but that she respected my view. Therefore, why could I not respect hers?

Of course, she was correct. I did not understand. I guess I never will. Sigh...


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Growing or Dying, Take Your Pick.

Channing Pollock, Actor, Writer and Composer, once said, "No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things."

Wallace D. Wattles, in his book, "The Science of Getting Rich" said basically the same thing.

This surely is the first step to all advancement. It is a mindset one needs to cultivate in order to grow and expand. We are either growing or dying. Take your pick!

Growth is inevitable at

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

There is more than just "light" at the end of the tunnel!

Famed novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896, said "When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

Just how true that is you will never know until you have been in that place. There was a time in my life when I considered that it was not worth going on. It is only by accident that I am here today, and I thank God that I am. As a result of that experience I have vowed to never again give up in that "moment of truth". I am determined to hold on at all costs. I wonder if I would have heeded Stowe's advice had I heard it in advance of that moment. I really wonder...


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

You really were born rich!

Former British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, once said, "The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."

I believe that everyone is "born rich." I believe that it is through our conditioning that we have ended where we are today. Whether that conditioning came from our parents, our siblings, or society at large, I believe that we are truly products of that. Of course, once that is recognized and as one takes responsibility for one's life that can all be changed.

I do believe that riches are here for us, and that one needs only to receive them. Of course the trick is to know how to receive them. As Esther Hicks, (
Ask And It Is Given), says, there are three steps involved. Step one is to ask. Step two is that the Universe answers, every time, no exceptions. But the big step is step three, the receiving. If you haven't read her book, do so. It is an eye opener!

Your first step to the riches you desire could be at

Friday, August 10, 2007

Your Right to Wealth

In his book, The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace D. Wattles says, "A person's right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfoldment; or, in other words, his right to be rich."

Upon reflection it seems to me that this statement describes nothing less than the biblical Garden Of Eden which humankind seems to have rejected! To think that it is possible to return to that Garden is an exciting proposition indeed! If we all have the right to be rich, where have we gone astray? Why are we not all rich? And, if I have that right, how can I get there? I think that these are questions each of us, in our own way, has to answer.

Samantha points the way to that Garden!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

There Is Good All Around You!

Jesse Owens, 1913-1980, Gold Medal Olympic Track Athlete, once said, "Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it."

Again I am reminded of Wayne Dyer's statement, "The way you look at things changes the way things look." There are times when I find it difficult to look at some of the things I see on television, or read in the newspapers, and see anything but the ugly. But there is truth in the age-old addage, "For every cloud there is a silver lining." Although it sometimes seems impossible to see, I do honestly believe there is, indeed, a good side to everything. It's all in the way one looks at it.

At you can find 7 free lessons from the Teachers of "The Secret". I found them invaluable.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Promise of a Better Life

U.S. Andersen, Author and Speaker, once said, "When you paint success pictures in your mind, you initiate an inner process whereby your attitudes, hopes, aspirations, and enthusiasm are elevated in response to an image of a more promising future. Every person who aspires must first sell themselves hope, the promise of a better life."

I think that there is always a better life ahead. Just look at how far we have progressed in the past one hundred years! The promise of a better life is a fact, we only need to believe it, and to work towards its accomplishment.


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Monday, August 6, 2007

The Way You Look At Things

This morning I received an email which stated in part:

"Crowd out all inferior thoughts by superior thoughts, evil thoughts by good thoughts, ugly thoughts by beautiful thoughts, distressing thoughts by pleasant thoughts, and you will begin to overcome the growth of all negative and confused states of wrong and discord. In other words, learn to think constructively of all persons, all things, all events, and all circumstances. Appraise them from the ideal point of view. As you do this you will gradually transform your whole existence for the better. These are the means whereby you may steadily promote your welfare and advancement.

As you train yourself to mentally look for the good, you will move towards the good; and, as you form higher and larger conceptions of the good, these elements will begin to find expression in your words, acts, character, person, talents, powers, attainments, and achievements; that is, all things in your life will commence to improve as the direct result of your improved thinking."

Raymond Holliwell

I try to do this all the time, but I find myself so often sliding back into the thought patterns imbedded in my mind by the many years of living on this planet. I know that the more I concentrate my thinking to a new pattern the easier it will become, but there are times...

I think Dr. Wayne W. Dyer said it so well. "The way you look at things changes the way things look."

I try. I really do.

I have discovered "The Secret"!
It has changed my life!
It is at: