Making lists

29 11 2019

I was watching a documentary about hoarding. The paths we take in our lives are sometimes paths that we may not have chosen ourselves, and that, in fact, each of us is searching for a way to fill in the blanks that others may have left us with. Psychology is an immense subject and working on our psyche and on our soul is a road less travelled on by so many of us. However, as life passes by, our emotional world is the one that we need to protect. The one we need to work on getting right. It is essential for ourselves, but also for the people we share our lives with. Today’s exercise is a list, a to-do list. I need to make a list of the things that need to be done, things that weigh down on me each day, things that I want, things that need to be resolved. It is a list that will be written and then filled with gratitude. No solutions, just the list. Gratitude is there. It is within us on each and every journey we make, so why not just spend more time with it. Why not imagine that it is the sounding board of all the things we want. We should not overwhelm it with fear and insecurities and problems. We should just make it aware of the problem and then gratitude will get it done. As I am getting ready to write my list, I think of gratitude as my own personal genie again. Today my wishes are his command.

My magical to-do list

I am debt free.

I am wealthy enough to have time to do the things I love.

My relationship with my son is wonderful.

My businesses are doing so well that I have more free time.

I have found the perfect plumber.

I found the ring I lost last year.

My family is back together and more loving and united than ever.

I have the perfect staff.

All my dreams are becoming reality.

Abundance is me

28 11 2019

It is hard to believe that abundance is out there and just waiting for us to will it to arrive in our hands. Or is it? How many times have we been in situations where just at the right moment Lady Luck has been on your side. Faith is a small word that hides great meaning. Memories come into my mind if my childhood. Many were the times when I would be in a situation which frightened me and I would just tightly shut my eyes and envision I was somewhere else, a happier place, a good place. Thinking back, I was probably using the law of attraction then, too, but not in the way I was supposed to, because negative feelings like fear and blame were always there. However, I have always believed in something bigger, and I have always believed that, one day, I will be wealthy enough to live a decent and comfortable life. Today’s exercise is the magic check. It is about believing one hundred percent that you will receive what you ask for. Doing this exercise, I think back on the past and close my eyes in the present with new visions and dreams, and of course a new mindset.

The magic cheque (or check)

Print out a check – available online – and fill in the amount you want to receive. When you have done this, the next step is to hold your check and close your eyes visualizing what you want to use this money for and using it for this specific thing. Visualizing has never come easy to me, but I did it. I filled in my amount and with my mind’s eye I went to the place where I actually had this money. I felt the money in my hands and I was spending it on fixing my life again. I felt the rush of happiness and excitement in doing it. I thanked the universe a thousand times each time I was able to use the money I have for the things I want.

During the day I will carry the check with me and take it out as many times as I can to feel it’s vibrations and the excitement it brings.

Then, you just put it somewhere where you can see it, and just believe you have received the money, until you do.

Then just do it all again for something else.

Thank you universe.

Health is wealth

26 11 2019

When you have your health you take it for granted that you will always have it. Therefore, when something is taken for granted it is not thought about, it is accepted and more than likely it is not blessed. Health is the one thing that we should all, always be truly grateful for. Today’s exercise is about practicing gratitude for our health. True appreciation for good health.

Magic and miracles in health

The first thing is to show gratitude for my past health, and think of three times when I was full of energy and therefore truly happy. My three times were when I ran a charity marathon in school. It was a 10 mile marathon and I was sponsored for every mile. I ran the race , finished the marathon and felt truly exhilarated at the end of it. Th second time was not really an energy time, but an on top of the world time. It was the day I learned that I had passed all my final exams for my degree. My mind and body were all buzzing with true energy and vibrancy that day. The last time was the day I gave birth to my daughter. That was like climbing Mount Everest. These were the three times that came to my mind, when I really did feel that intense energy burning through me. So thank you for those days.

Secondly, you need to feel gratitude for the health you have now. Choosing five functions that I am grateful for now is quite difficult, but I am really grateful for my mind- thank you, my eyes – thank you, my arms – thank you, my legs – thank you, my stomach- thank you.

Thirdly, focus on the health you want to have. Focus on a function that is not working as it should and focus on its good health. I chose my circulatory system. I imagined all the cells in my body functioning perfectly together. Everything doing its job. Everything working like clockwork. An assembly line is set up in my body and everything on the conveyor belt is ensuring that every function of my body is receiving what it needs, and anything toxic is thrown out.

In my mind I can see my body as though it is being scanned and everything is perfect. I envision myself as the perfect version of me, and this is who I am. Then I give thanks, thanks to it all. Thanks for my perfect health.

Rebuilding bridges

22 11 2019

Relationships are the meaning to my world. I love meeting people, talking to people, learning their stories, learning from their stories and being part of a bigger whole. They are never easy, but realizing that they can be is a big step toward a righter direction. In my world family is a big thing. Think of the ‘Big Fat Greek Wedding’ and you will get quite close to what I mean. Life revolves around small pedantic idiosyncrasies to bigger shocking traumas, all of which make each day a different day. Today’s way of life has led to many social issues being brought to light, including issues which may never see the light of day, but once you have embarked on a journey of self enlightenment, facing your fears is a very important lesson to be learnt. Many people’s fears are a result of their relationships, whether they be familial or not. Many are the times when we have been caught up in our own webs of intrigue, egotistically blaming others, instead of searching within ourselves to find the answers. Maybe there are none, and maybe it is someone else’s fault, but when we are not humble enough to forgive or intelligent enough to forget, then life becomes an ever growing road of hurdles and obstacles, which hamper us from making our true journey and fulfilling our true purpose – never forget we all have a purpose. Today’s trip is one of fixing our relationships. Choose someone whose relationship with you is less than you would like and write ten things you are grateful to that purpose for. I chose the relationship with my father.

Magically heal your relationship

Dad, I’m grateful for you bringing me into this world and choosing to bring us up in a wonderful country full of prospects and opportunities. I’m truly grateful for your instilling righteousness into our lives. I’m grateful for your sacrifices in order to give us the best life you could. I’m grateful for teaching me that hard work is nothing to be ashamed for. I’m grateful for the opportunities you have given me. I’m truly grateful for giving us a reason to never forget our roots. I’m grateful for the qualities you have which you passed onto us. I’m grateful for the time you showed me you loved me. I’m grateful for the faith and trust you have shown me over the years. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

The best day

20 11 2019

A day where everything goes right is next on my journey. I am a true believer of fairy tales and happy endings. I have had to be since a very young age. I always empathized with the unsung heroes and the selfless warriors. I would listen in awe to those who sacrificed parts of themselves in order to make things right in the world. Although wishing for the perfect world is a tall order, today I am going to do just that. Life is about building the right foundations and working on their improvement. So if we start with truly wonderful foundations, who knows how high we can go. The exercise is filling your days plans with positivity even before we start the day.

Have a magical day

I woke up and imagined myself having a wonderful breakfast. Then I imagined my drive to do my morning chores. It was a magnificent, beautiful drive along the sea. Next, the visit to the supermarket was a wonderful experience where I discovered new products and had a great chat. Then I went through all my afternoon plans – mostly private teaching lessons. However, I went through them one by one, finding the perfect parking space, giving the perfect lesson, getting the perfect results. Then, it was time for the evening. Nothing major planned, but I imagined the perfect night at home watching the perfect movie, with a great meal and glass of wine. Then, I just imagined I heard the most wonderful news- the best ever – and I watched myself in my mind elated and jumping around my home. It was not even breakfast time yet. It was going to be a wonderful day.

The top ten of desires

19 11 2019

I am part of the generation who would wait eagerly each week for the latest charts from Top of the Pops ( a music show from what seems a lifetime ago now). I don’t think I ever missed a week when I was at home, and one of the things I loved was trying to predict the number one hit. Life has changed for me now, and number one hits are a thing of the past. However, today’s exercise made me think of that. It is the creation of my own charts, in fact. My top ten desires. Now, this is also a hard practice but I have decided to make it simple and ask myself the question I always ask friends and relatives when they are seeking advice – What do you want? What do you really want?. Before I start my top ten, the second part of the exercise is to focus on each desire and, by imaging that these desires have already been received, answer the questions: what emotions did you feel when you received your desires, who was the first person you told and how did you tell them and, lastly, what is the first great thing you did when you received them. For the purpose of this exercise, I will share my list with you. The second part, though was something I did during the day, and required my imagination to work excessively so that this could be done, so that part was all mine. Today felt like I had my genie with me and I was rubbing my magic lantern, telling him my wishes and having him carry me to them on a magic carpet. It was a truly productive day.

Make all your wishes come true.

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for our dream house. It has everything we ever imagined and more.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the unexpected money I received, making us debt free and helping us to rebuild our lives again.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for the biggest and greatest ideas yet, which have done so much good in our lives.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for the improvements in my health.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for tripling our sales.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for the idea that gives me the time to do the things I love.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for how effortlessly money comes my way.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for my dads full recovery.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for the great opportunity to travel the world.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for how easy and effortlessly I bought property and have become a real estate agent.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for the great meeting that made my life incredible.

I did eleven- eleven is a number I feel has been truly underrated, so that’s the reason.

The rest of the day was spent with my genie, my magic carpet and my imagination.

The magic in people

19 11 2019

It may be fair to boost your ego and tell yourself how self-made you are, or how you got here without anyone’s help, however this is rarely, if never, the case. Life’s journey is never a lonely one. We have parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family, friends, teachers – all those people who have had a hand in actually making us what we are today. Today’s exercise has to do with those people. Choose three people who have made a difference in your life and thank them. Simple, you would think. Actually, I found this exercise quite hard. In fact it was such a difficult thing to do that it took me half the day to find those people. Not due to the lack of them, but due to the fact that names and faces just kept popping into my mind. Three is intentional in order to intensify the effect these memories of gratitude have on your day and throughout this experience.

Magical people who made a difference.

One of the people that came instantly to mind, and has certainly been in my thoughts over all the course of this journey is my mother-in-law. I am truly grateful to her for showing me a pure love from the moment I became part of her family. This love became more intense when I had my first child as she became my confidant, my right hand, my safety net as I evolved into a mother. So the first is for her. Thank you for al your help over the last 23 years, and for the lessons in life you gave which were so important. Thank you for ring that grandmother that gives only love, showing me that love is the right path,the true path. Thank you for having faith in me every day and making sure that I always have a place in your heart. Because of you I evolved into a person more whole than I could ever imagine as you would always say, don’t worry, I’m here. Thank you, Litsa.

The second person on today’s list has to be my husband. You were the first to say that you believed in me. You always give me the benefit of the doubt and always stand by me, no matter what – and there have been a lot of whats. Because of you, I was able to expand my mind, listen to my heart and find other ways to solving problems. By leaving to work in another country so that our children would not suffer from the poor economic situation here, you taught us all what bravery and self sacrifice and love actually mean. Because of you, I was able to learn so many things which I would not have learned, and meet so many people I would never have met. So I thank you with all my heart, my love.

The third person on my list is my cousin. She is the sister I never had. Thank you for keeping me so close to you throughout the years we have spent together. You have shown me that family is so much more than a word. Because of you, I became a fighter and a believer in everything true. Your open heart and open mind gave me the strength to carry on when I felt none. Your belief in me made me believe in me, too. Thank you, dearest.