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You Are The CareTaker Of Your Dreams – So How’s It Going?

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“Gratitude and Receptivity open up doorways. It seems magical but it does work. Electricity works. Most of us use it without understanding how it works. Feeling grateful and receptive work at the subconscious level and we don’t need to know how in order to develop a winning unstoppable attitude. We do it and it works.

Imagine you plant a garden. It is your responsibility. You are the caretaker. You prepare the soil this is important. You plant the seeds that you want to cultivate later. You tend to them by making sure it they are nourished.

If it doesn’t rain you add water, you rid the garden of weeds and pests. You step back and let nature take its course. Somethings are not in your control. You don’t dig it up to make sure they grow. You don’t even grow them, they grow all on their own accord.

You don’t tell the seeds or the garden what to do or how to do it because you can’t.  You let go and trust. The caretaker knows this. The caretaker does what the caretake is supposed to do; plant seeds and maintain the healthy environment so they can grow. Then the caretake waits patiently and expectantly.

There are NO guarantees. There are only the laws of nature. You did what you could do. You did your part and then you let go. You expect to reap in given time. Nature takes care of all the rest. It works on it’s own. You cooperate and work with it. Then it will gift you with the results because that is what it does.

Harvest comes and you reap what you sowed. You get back more than you planted because each plant gives rise to more fruit. The harvest is bountiful. You enjoy the rewards of your efforts. You did what you could to make it happen. Nature took care of the rest. You can’t push nature. You don’t make it grow nature does that!

You can’t push receiving either. You can’t dictate how it ought to be. You only make yourself available. You do what you do each day. You celebrate! You appreciate! You think and feel your best! You develop positive habits and you persist in your practice without giving up or giving in to negativity. Do your part and nature does hers! Remember, YOU can’t push a rope!

Nature is your subconscious! You cooperate with your own mind, your subconscious. You plant the positive seeds through visualization and affirmations with strong feelings of  gratitude and celebration. You imagine the harvest as if you already received it and feel these incredible feelings each day, each time you think it.

Through daily repetition you care for these and help them grow. You do your part your subconscious will do the rest. You do the positive work and your subconscious will make it a great habit.You stay open to receiving the harvest in time and you will reap what you sowed.

You plant the images but you don’t dictate the manner in which your dreams come true. You remain open to any and all possibilities. This is what it means to be receptive. You allow whatever the positive results will be to develop without micromanaging. You did your part now let ‘nature’ do hers. Simply expect good and great results!

Manage your mental bank balance so it never goes into the negative. Your part is to manage your thoughts and feelings and maintain  a positive mental balance to keep this everything in YOUR favor. This is an important part of how it all works! You stay positive and repeat your practices daily while trusting you will get back the best.

Get out of your own way. Stop trying to make things happen or force results. Allow yourself to receive. Accept, appreciate, and become a good receiver. Do this and you enter the ‘zone’. You create FLOW. Good things flow to you and through you because of what you set in motion, maintain, and allow yourself to get back more of!” Rex Sikes

Continued in next blog post: Part 2

Make it a fabulous day!

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Gratitude And Receptivity Paves The Way For Everything!

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“It is another glorious day! What can you do today to feel thankful and receptive? Both are important. Take inventory of everything you are grateful for and celebrate in your life. The people, places, activities, things, times in your life, anything and everything in your past and present are fair game.

Your health, wealth, relationships, you career, job, transportation, hobbies whatever they are, whatever their state or condition, it is important to be grateful for, whatever it is. Your money no matter how much or how little be thankful!

If you focus on lack or not having enough or troubling circumstances you get back what you are focused on. You open the doorway for more when you are happy with what you have! When you feel grateful you begin to change you being. You change yourself.

You keep your focus on gratitude in the present AND your goals. You imagine your abundant future as completed. You see it AS IF it is already in your possession. You visualize the future as already having manifested in your life. You feel that future AS IF it is your present. That is how you approach your goal. Someday never ever comes. Today is here and now!

Keep your visualization and affirmations in mind and think about them day and night each day. Feel great! Feel passionate and enthusiastic! Delight in it! Imagine already having what it is you desire and enjoy, savor the incredible feelings! What we focus on we get. What we think about we bring about! Remember this and do these things!

Gratitude launches everything! Develop a positive, powerful sense of gratitude. Appreciate and celebrate all! Start and end your day feeling thankful. This is a HUGE part of this formula for transformation. As you feel grateful allow yourself to open up to receive whatever good benefits are out there for you.

You don’t yet know what these are or how they will come about. BUT allow yourself to get excited and expectant about good things coming your way. Feel the anticipation! Live filled with positive gratitude and expectations! Be thrilled.

DO you understand what you are doing? You develop a mindset that creates the future AS YOUR PRESENT while you celebrate everything about your current situation. This way you are not divided. You are not thinking ‘I want this to happen but life sucks right now’. Instead you say, ‘Everything is wonderful!’ Everything is glorious, congruent and aligned. It is all about generating good feelings.

Your future is marvelous, your present is marvelous and you are able to feel marvelous about your past. Can you imagine how wonderful it is to live each day in this way? Can you imagine how powerful it is to live in celebration and anticipation, excitement, wonder and curiosity? Even in challenges you can see the silver linings.  When you think and feel positively you DO make things work out.

You don’t want to be split or divided in your thinking. You don’t want to think ‘my future is rich but I am poor’. You want to think ‘my future is rich and my present is rich and I am thankful for all. All good things come my way.’ You want your affirmations to be present focused. ‘I am rich’.

Feel how good it feels. Imagine and feel all good things coming your way. You can’t see these yet but believe they are coming. They will come IF you do this everyday and do it well. If you do it half way or only every once in a while you won’t get the benefits you desire. If you do get them they will come much slower. Remember, some day never comes.

You want it make these practices a reliable habit. The daily, moment to moment monitoring of your thoughts and feelings is what impresses your subconscious mind (Reticular Activating System) to find opportunities in current situations and to assist you in utilizing your inner resources to make things happen.

More energy goes into starting this process but as you do it it becomes easier. Soon it will become habit and you won’t have to consciously do as much. It is these habits you want to develop! That is when the subconscious has taken over.

Don’t concern yourself with how any of the changes will come about. Just imagine and affirm what you want repeatedly!  Feel awesome and believe they will come your way and they ultimately will. The transformation occurs within in. Think rich and you can be rich. Think poor and you will stay poor. Attitude is everything!

You will be delighted and surprised how quickly things begin happening when you genuinely engage in these life changing practices. Keep your focus on what you want because we become what we think about. When you are grateful and receptive you have a marvelous attitude. What you thank about you bring about!

Attitude determines how we approach the world and what others see in us. This is how we attract others to help us. We become so filled with life and energy they come to us magnetically. We become alerted to opportunities we might otherwise have missed. We open up to receive gifts of all sizes and kinds. Enjoy the process!”

Delight in this day!

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Why ‘Yes, Thank You’ Works Wonders: How Little Things Make An Incredible Difference!

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“It is so easy to say NO. Many people are closed off to opportunity and living abundantly because they have lived saying ‘No’ for way for too long. We need to LEARN to say ‘YES’ much more. When we do we can thrive. Instead of living the least amount we ought to live the most! It is possible and it is easy to transform your life!

We can live incredibly well. We can make our dreams and goals come true! We can discover more opportunity, good things and receive gifts we never knew might come our way when we know how. Here is the way you can begin to get more of the wonderful things life offers each of us.

Open up to receiving all good things. Anything positive. You get a great parking space, celebrate! You find a penny on the sidewalk pick it up and pocket it. It is yours! If someone offers you something to try, perhaps in a super market, try it. You don’t have to like it. Just accept it. Stop instantly saying ‘No’! Catch yourself and say, ‘Yes!’

The habit you want to develop is to say ‘Yes’ to good things. It doesn’t matter if they are little or big things. These are opportunities to open up and receive. They are opportunities to explore, to expand your horizons and to discover new things. You may be delighted and surprised with what you discover. These are golden moments in each day!

If you pass up the penny or the free item you are saying ‘Nope!’ Learn to say ‘Yes’ to the good things. If you think, ‘well it is only a penny’ you are missing the point. It is money and if money is a concern for you then open your mind up to finding money anywhere and everywhere. Celebrate whenever money comes your way. It could be anything, health, family, job, housing, transportation related. I’m using only using money as the example, yet it applies to many.

‘Yes’ opens the door for more to come your way. ‘No’ immediately shuts that door. You want to include more into your life. So make being open and accepting these gifts a habit. Live becomes so much more fun and a richer experience when you celebrate everything.

Open your mind to opportunity. Someone invites you to lunch and offers to pay for it, ACCEPT it! Be grateful and thank them and accept it. If someone invites you to a party, office or otherwise, or to an event you might not prefer to go to, say YES, Thanks’ and go anyway. Say ‘Yes’ and ‘Thanks’ to the universe!

Open up to allow new and good things into your life. You try new things, you have new experiences, you may be around new people, all of which you might enjoy and which adds value to you. All of these can add delight to you. These new experiences, these new people may be the very thing that helps you move ahead. You won’t ever know unless you say ‘Yes’ to the possibility.

Be open to everything. Don’t be gullible or stupid about this. If it is genuinely healthy and positive and good for you, allow it, accept it. As you open up to receive little things, and you are excited and grateful for each, you make room for more to come your way. AND more WILL come your way. You will be alerted to more and more!

Your subconscious becomes tuned to discovering more delights just for you. You have instructed your subconscious mind what to look for. You have told it that you are open to wonderful things, people and events in your life. You have trained it to go find more. You have brought it into your service in positive and powerful ways.

You enrich yourself and your life experience because you have developed the habit of receiving and being grateful. Your subconscious will continue to find more for you to celebrate and enjoy! You have transformed yourself. This is a great way to live! Enjoy!” Rex Sikes

Discover the magic in this day!

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Does The Universe Give To Us?

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“Often I write my blog in the early AM hours between 3 and 5. After completing my blog for today (yesterday) I decided I wanted to write on receiving. How we get things from the universe. Little things and big things. It occupied my attention.

We make room for all sorts of wonderful things when we live our life filled with gratitude. When we feel absolutely grateful for anything and everything we attract more of the same. We open ourselves up to enjoy more. BUT some of us aren’t good at receiving and so we miss out on the opportunities.

The key to getting what we attract is to be open to receiving it. Some people are good at giving but not so good at receiving and vice versa. I thought I would write about how it is important to be open to whatever the universe presents to you.

You might find a penny or some money on the street. If you do pick it up. Be grateful. Someone offers you something or offers to do something nice for you accept it. Instead of passing it up accept it as a gift. Consider it something special just for you. Enjoy it!

When you pick up the coin or accept the gift you are acknowledging that you are open to receive whatever is there for you. Small or large it doesn’t matter. It is a mindset. If you want more you not only should be a gracious giver but also a gracious receiver. I toyed with the idea for my blog and the went about my day.

A short while later I went to put something away and I found some money that I forgot that I had. Then I found a check I had considered lost.  In the afternoon a woman I was talking with suddenly offered me a chocolate. Out of the blue! She just want to give me a chocolate.

At first, I declined, my thought, ‘I really don’t need a piece of candy.’ BUT THEN inside my head I remembered and my inner voice got loud and said ‘RECEIVE IT This is exactly what you were going to write about’. SO I said ‘of course, thanks’ and enjoyed the candy. I was delighted, tickled this occurred. Synchronicity!

A little while later another woman I encountered while speaking with someone else, turned around to me and said, ‘would you like to try some pecans’. This time I immediately said ‘OF COURSE, thank you!’ I was excited. I was getting free candy and food gifts.

Later on in the evening I was asked if I would like to take home about 70 dollars worth of salads and deserts. Again, this came out of the blue and again was absolutely free. My day was made up of finding money and being gifted with food. Why? I don’t know but I am enjoying it all.

I don’t like to look for signs but when they present themselves I can go along and enjoy it. I had fun and was delighted today receiving from others. Most importantly, I can’t help giggle inside when I think I had been considering writing a piece on just this sort of thing happening. And so I have!

The universe does provide. I think it is a matter of like attracts like. Birds of a feather flocking together. Somehow you just radiate or vibrate and others of a same or similar vibration  respond to it. It happens more than we are aware of.

Our attention gets tuned to it in the same way as when we notice all the other cars on the road like our brand new vehicle.  You’ve had that experience I am sure. As we turn our attention to gratitude and to receiving our subconscious alerts us to more opportunities.

I had another delightful day I hope you did too! Open up to all that we can be open to and receive it. Be thankful and receive it! There is more than enough for everyone all the time. Realize you deserve to be gifted and enjoy it!” Rex Sikes

Celebrate another fabulous day!

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Who You Are Is More Important Than What You Do!

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“Who are you? As the author of your life this is an important question?  What legacy will you leave? What will people say about you after you are gone? How will you be remembered? What are they saying today?

Be happy. Life is not about the things we accumulate.  After all, we can’t take them with us. Life is about who we become. If everything we pursued in life never happened, we never arrived, we never obtained, we would be left with only who we are. So who are you?

Who we are is all we have. Who we are is what others know us by. Are you a positive person or not? Are you loving, kind, joyful,  compassionate, peaceful? Are you proactive or reactive? Are you confident, inspiring, playful, tender? Who are you?

People think they need to be successful to be happy but the truth is you need to be happy in order to be successful. From who we are arises everything else. What you think about you bring about. What kind of thoughts do you think mostly? What kind of thinker are you?

Realize you have plenty to be happy about. Express gratitude for what you have. Give thanks.  Appreciate others and appreciate yourself. Appreciate everything because ‘what you thank about you bring about’. What are you grateful for? Who do you appreciate?

You just can’t be negative and happy and grateful at the same time. So practice gratefulness. Live and appreciate everything! When you live in thankfulness you are a positive and inspiring and joyful person. What do you spend most of your time thinking about?

Whatever you appreciate you make room for more. Are you a grateful person? Who you are determines where you go and what you get? Even if you got everything you wanted it could be taken away and you’d be left with you. SO who are you?” Rex Sikes

Enjoy this marvelous day!

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How To Get Through The Blowback To Success!

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“In a recent blog I mentioned to expect blowback when you make changes and you should. Persist and move forward come what may. Whenever you experience unwanted thoughts or feelings, stop, turn your attention toward what you do want and affirm that. Focus.

Think ‘I am a person who can easily change. I love changing and growing more positive each day’.  Affirm the changes you want and your exquisite ability to change and keep the changes. Focus positively on what you want to create. You will make it happen!

You direct your life. Do so in positive ways. Imagine that you will have fun, enjoy the process and that you will stick with it come what may. Design your future. Never give up just keep moving forward.

In your mind’s eye see yourself as you want to be. Imagine your goals as completed. See yourself having overcome all  difficulty and challenges with ease. Chant enthusiastically your affirmations and power statements. You become what you think about all the time!

Create what you want by putting your focus on the good things you can do and enjoy. Change is easy and fun when you let it be. Many people focus on difficulty instead of ease. Maintain a Can-Do mind set and you can-do anything you put your mind to.” Rex Sikes

Have a beautiful day!

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This Is Why You Need To Book End Your Days!!

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“Would you like to enjoy more daily?  Wouldn’t it be great to feel wonderful most of each day and night? If there was something you could easily do that might make all the difference in the world would you?  To enjoy the most fantastic life possible it IS important to start and end each day right!

Then everything in between can work much better and be much more wonderful.  When you start and end each day with positive expectations and gratitude everything changes! You will be surprised at how good things can become in a short period of time.

It is reasonable to spend at least thirty minutes to an hour each morning and evening taking good care of yourself with positive rituals. If you can’t at times or if you won’t then at least have two sessions of gratitude each day. This you CAN do!

As soon as you wake up, even before you get out of bed, take mental inventory of everything you’re grateful for in your life. Look forward with appreciation to what you want your day to be like. Visualize it in your mind going as you would like it to. See it, hear it and feel it.

Before you drift off to sleep each night think on those thing you are grateful for. Reflect back on the day what you learned and appreciate. Then imagine positively how you want you next day to go.  Visualize your day and interactions as you’d like them to be.

Make this a habit and  you will immediately begin noticing life becoming juicier and your ability to manifest results increase. It is important to FEEL grateful. FEEL the gratitude because it is the feelings that make your subconscious go to work.

Your mental pictures and FEELINGS engage your *RAS and subconscious mind to look for opportunities and delights you might have missed. Review the day to learn from the good and not so good times. Savor everything you are grateful for. Feel it as fully as you can. This is important!

This practice increases your ability to live joyously and attain your goals because you examine what worked. You learn from what didn’t work to be more flexible and make adjustments as needed. AND you feel grateful. We become what we think about and focus on most often during each day of the week. Focus on good feelings!

When you can appreciate everything you accelerate your abilities to change easily. Like attracts like. What you FEEL grateful for you make room to include more of. Gratitude for everything opens up incredible doors. Plan you next day based on your review.  Set positive expectations for the day. Feel wonderful and go to sleep.

In the morning feel gratitude and plan your day. Look for smiles and you will find smiles. Whatever you heighten or emphasize in your mind through positive feelings your mind will notice more of! You get back what you put out. We become alert to opportunity and attract good things into our life. Feel wonderful and begin your day.

When you purchased a new car do you remember that suddenly you noticed all the other same cars on the road? Your feelings of delight combined with your mental images trigger your subconscious and you become more alert to others like it. They were always there you just didn’t notice. Thats you *Reticular Activating System at work.

This is how the subconscious mind works to find positive opportunities. This is how we get back what we put out. Like attracts Like! Live with gratitude and positive expectations and you will attract back so much more! If you put out negative thoughts, worry and fear, those feelings and images will produce and attract more.

So seek the positive each moment. Make the best use of your mind and time. Develop these habits and everything changes for the better! You will notice your life becoming even more wonderful than you could imagine in ways you couldn’t previously! Enjoy” Rex Sikes

Have a spectacular day!

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