Here's My Two Cents!

Aug. 22, 2019

If only everyone knew a few things about Who We Are, I think the world would not be in such chaos.  I think it helps to understand that we each choose to be here.  I believe: 

1.  We choose to incarnate and we create our lives through our thoughts.  (Law of Attraction)

2.  We live many lives, not just this one.  (Reincarnation)

3.  We are eternal.  We do not die when we leave our bodies.  (Immortality)

We were so excited to be able to undertake this adventure of a life on Earth!  We chose our parents and planned our lives so carefully to set it up for learning what we needed to grow and to accomplish the purpose we gave ourselves.

We contracted with our closest soul mates to be together as mates, friends, acquaintances, and even enemies in order to work out karmic debts and experience growth and joy.  The closest people in our lives have also been with us in other lives.

We have incarnated and lived many lives before this one, and we will have many more lives after this one.  But right now, this life is our golden opportunity.  It is what we wanted so much!

We are not victims of anything in life!  We participated in the pre-planning.

We continue to create our lives through our thoughts.  We are divine creators of our own experiences, and we can learn to think only thoughts of what we want and ignore what we do not want.

The Law of Attraction (the Universe) brings us what we think about whether we want it or not.  So let's not focus on what we don't want so we don't bring it into our lives.

When people harbor hate for other people for any reason, but especially because of someone's race, religion, or how he or she lives, they will most likely be born into that same situation in a future life in order to learn that we are all one and the same.

When we see problems or events that we don't want in the world, we can focus our thoughts on solutions instead of the problems themselves.  Solutions bring about positive feelings for ourselves and others and that is what we want to create more of.  If we focus on what's wrong, we create more of the same in our lives and the world.

May. 21, 2019
HERE'S WHAT I THINK...
Greetings,
 
I use affirmations to help me think positive thoughts!  I believe that the Law of Attraction is at work in our lives--whether we realize it or not--and whether we want it or not.  It is always at work, just like the Law of Gravity is always at work in our world.  We are creators of our lives through the thoughts that we think and through our beliefs, which are just thoughts that we habitually think.
 
When I realize that there are things in my life that I don't like, I look at the thoughts I have been thinking and the beliefs I hold.  I trust Louise Hay's advice that "It's only a thought, and thoughts can be changed."  I trust Dr. Wayne Dyer's advice to "Change Your Thoughts--Change Your Life."  And I trust Mike Dooley's advice that "Thoughts become things, choose the good ones!"  
 
Esther and Jerry Hicks write in The Law of Attraction that "nothing merely shows up in your experience.  You attract it--all of it.  No exceptions.  Because the Law of Attraction is responding to the thoughts that you hold at all times, it is accurate to say that you are creating your own reality."
 
Affirmation cards are, for me, an easy and effective way to help me keep my thoughts positive and therefore help me create joyful experiences.  Here are some affirmation card decks that I find helpful:
  • "Power Thought Cards" by Louise Hay
  • "Heart Thoughts" by Louise Hay
  • "Well-Being Cards" by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  • "My Daily Affirmations Cards" by Cheryl Richardson
 
Here are samples of the "Well-Being Cards:"
  • "When I appreciate, I feel so very good.  Appreciation is the secret to life.  Become a person who appreciates, and you will thrive; you will fulfill your reason for being."
  • "My happiness is my greatest gift to others.  Selfishly seek joy, because your joy is the greatest gift you can give to anyone.  Unless you are in your joy, you have nothing to give anyway."
  • "My future isn't about my past.  Life is only about NOW.  Nothing that has ever happened has anything to do with now, unless, in my now, I continue to think and speak about it.  Fresh new thoughts today will always give me a fresh new experience."
 
That's my Two Cents for today!
Sending positive vibes your way,
Shari
 
 
"Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want."  
Esther Hicks
 
 
Apr. 12, 2019

I believe we are mighty, powerful, and eternal spiritual beings having an earthly experience.  When we chose to incarnate on Earth, we picked our parents and circumstances.  The rest is ours to create.  I believe that we made contracts with some other entities who chose to live this life with us, and we came with specific things we wanted to learn and experience.  This is one life of many we've had and will have, and we came to this particular life on purpose and with a purpose.

We now create our lives with our thoughts through the Law of Attraction, which is as certain and reliable as the Law of Gravity. When we understand these three concepts--that we are spiritual beings, that we live many lives on Earth, and that we create our lives with our thoughts--we can live with purpose in peace and love.  We can deliberately create the life of our dreams.

Jan. 1, 2019

Happy New Year 2019!

First, here is a great quote from Abraham, via Esther Hicks, for the new year.  Don't worry about what has happened in your life at any time before today!  No regrets.  

There is nothing for you to go back and live over, or fix, or feel regret about now. Every part of your life has unfolded just right. And so —now — knowing all that you know from where you now stand, now what do you want? The answers are now coming forth to you. Go forth in joy, and get on with it.
 
Excerpted from Virginia Beach, VA on 4/12/97
 
Our Love
Esther (Abraham and Jerry)
 
Second, remember that our thoughts create!  If you want change in your life, don't get stuck thinking about how difficult things are and how you don't like it.  That kind of thinking will just create more of what you don't like!!!!  Yes, it will!
 
Think about your desired outcome.  What do you want? (Sometimes that's hard to figure out.  If that happens to you, think in general terms.)  Visualize yourself being happy and doing what you want.  Mike Dooley says that 10 minutes a day is enough for visualizing.  If you don't know exactly what it is that you want, just visualize yourself laughing and being happy with friends.  Or visualize peace and contentment.  Your thoughts will begin the manifestation process.  The happier and more joyful you feel when visualizing, the faster you will manifest your desire.  
 
Instead of thinking that you will be happy when your goal or wish comes true, realize that you must feel happy first while visualizing in order to realize your wish or goal or dream.  
 
When you find yourself slipping back into thinking about how bad things are or thinking about what you don't like, it helps to have an affirmation ready to reverse the negative thinking.  Something like one of Louise Hay's affirmations:  "All is well in my world."  Or, "Everything always works out for me."  Try it even if you don't quite believe it yet.
 
I use card decks from Louise Hay and from Esther and Jerry Hicks to help keep my thoughts positive.  They are available on Amazon.com or on Hayhouse.com.
 
Best wishes for 2019!  Keep your thoughts positive for a great year!
Shari
Mar. 28, 2018

If someone asks me why I maintain a website and add to and revise it from time to time, I will answer that it is fun for me.  I don't know if anyone reads it.  I'm just having a good time putting my favorite ideas, quotes, and books in one place. 

If it inspires anyone to look into the law of attraction or past lives or what happens when we die, I will be happy because I am convinced that these are all profound truths to life--that our thoughts and beliefs become the things and events of our lives, that we live many lives, and that in-between our lives, we rest, study, learn and plan our next life.  For me, these ideas help answer questions about why we are here.