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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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The Best Way To End Your Evening

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“Some people don’t sleep very well. Whether they have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep or even getting enough sleep, our sleep time  is an important time.  Our subconscious processes data from the day.  We refresh and renew. We clean house inside.

Preparing for sleep can be one of the most important things you do. Recommendations for good sleep hygiene included sleep in total darkness. Use your bedroom and bed just for sleeping not TV or electronic games or communication. Be comfortable.

Shut off and remove all electronic devices from your sleep area at least one hour prior to going to bed. Keep the temperature in the room around 68 degrees. Coolness helps us fall a sleep heat does not. Don’t take caffeine in the evening  or exercise just prior to bed.

Listen to positive audios, enjoy soothing music or sounds of nature. Take a warm bath or shower 1 hour prior to bedtime It will help relax and put you in the mood. Sip a cup of relaxing tea, chamomile, valerian or another known for its comforting effects. Read some inspirational material. Then get into bed. In bed you can:

Spend time reflecting on what you are grateful for. Immerse yourself in the deep feelings of appreciation. Count your blessings! Review your goals in your mind as already completed and feel how wonderful that feels. Drift off to sleep thinking and feeling the most wonderful thoughts and feelings.

The important part is preparation for sleep. Your subconscious never sleeps so say good night in a relaxed, positive, optimistic mood. Make your night time routine a positive, relaxing, renewing habit. Create a soothing delightful ritual. Enjoy slumber.” Rex Sikes

Have a wonderful day!

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How To Treat Important People In Your Life!

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“Consider the people in your life. If there is something positive you wanted to tell someone, tell them. Invest in your important people. Invest in your relationships. Realize how fortunate you are to have them in your life. What would life be like without them?

If you need to repair or work out issues between you decide how you can improve the situation so it leaves you both better off. Explore how you can better communicate and spend time together. Forgive those you need to and ask for the forgiveness you need. Better to forgive and forget than poison oneself with a grudge.

Practice the Golden Rule.  It is a powerful way to change yourself. When you seek to first offer the best to others without reserve, without judgement you elevate yourself. What you send out you get back. Hold others in the highest possible esteem and you raise your own. Practice compassion and understanding. Go First!

Help others. Help them in thought and word and deed. Bless, heal and prosper in all that you do. Share it forward and do good things just for the sake of doing good things. Help make others happy, peaceful and successful and you will enjoy the same. Like attracts like. You plant positive seeds when you ‘pay it forward’.

Spend time with and put your family first. Let them know how much you care and that you are lucky to have them. They care about you even if you don’t think they do. Strengthen your ties to these people closest to you. Tell them you love and appreciate them. Actions speak louder than words. Then do the same with your friends.

Take some time to meet new people who can help open new opportunities for you, and you them, whether it is social or business. Whether you meet in a gym, a party, the office or on a bus you never know who you might meet that will impact your life in positive ways or you theirs. Seek people who uplift you and inspire you. Birds of a feather flock together. Find good, positive, caring, successful friends.

Separate yourself or spend less time with those who drain you or bring you down.  Make sure you aren’t just avoiding those who challenge you to be better or offer honest feedback. Sometimes people have important things we should hear and pay attention to.

Cut out those who only take from you and give you nothing in return. Some people are energy vampires who suck energy, emotions, money, time and well being from others. If you can’t avoid certain people, don’t buy into complaining or whining, yours or theirs. Stay positively focused. Concentrate on the good.

Help a stranger. Do something nice. It can be an individual you smile at, share a laugh with, or contribute to in some way. You might open a door for someone or volunteer at a hospital or for a children’s center or a shelter. Giving to and helping others not only benefits them it benefits you. The world is better off when we assist each other.

Surround yourself with your loved and cherished family. Hang out with old and new friends that make you feel incredible. Help them feel incredible, be there for each other. Accept them without judging. Let them be totally who they are without conditions.

Seek the best together and enjoy each other the most. Make every person you keep around someone you choose to keep around. Love them. Add value to them and value them beyond anything else. Realize how lucky you are! Enjoy your important people” Rex Sikes

Today, spend time with someone you love? Have a great day!

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9 More Easy Ways To Program Yourself For Success!

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“Today we continue to explore powerful ways you can program yourself for success in life. Here are another 9 that will help you raise your vibrations, your attitude and abilities to move forward and succeed in whatever area you want to. There is no particular order to implement any of these. Although you should first get clear on what you want to be, do and have. Knowing this before you begin is important. You want to know where you are supposed to end up prior to beginning your travels. It is the same with your dreams. Then you can visualize, affirm and take action to make them happen.

All the other steps can be done in any order. Little by little or a lot at once. Sometimes it is easier to work on tough things, get them out of the way and move on to the little things remaining. Other times, you might want to prepare, take care of the little things, have some fun and work your way into the larger issues. Whichever way you choose is up to you. Add these into your life as you wish. When you do you will discover their power and their long term far reaching effects.

1. Sing, draw, create. Sculpt, play music. Write in a journal with pen and paper. Have some positive hobbies or crafts and arts you can do, that you enjoy and that bring you and possibly others delight. Get lost in your own creativity and imagination. Let go, have fun, be as a child. Relax, meditate, do some yoga. Chill, give yourself a positive time out and take a break. Go into your creativity and imagination.

2. Smile, giggle and laugh more each day! Laughing a lot is incredibly energizing and transforming. Let go! Enjoy. A great way to begin the day is to sit in your room somewhere and laugh out loud for at least 5 minutes. More if you have the time. It changes your breathing, you get more oxygen and you use your diaphragm. It makes you feel more alive and puts a smile on your face. Laughter is fabulous medicine. Take a good dose whenever you can!

3. Obstacles,challenges and mistakes provide opportunities and life lessons. Look for both and learn from them. Your RAS will help you to notice what you might otherwise miss. Keep your attention on your dreams as previously described. Concentrate on what you want. Mistakes you make give you feedback so that you can adjust what you are doing. Be flexible. Be adaptable.Reframe them all as an opportunity to develop new skills and awareness. Life may hurl a number of things at you but opportunity favors a prepared mind. Learn from challenges and mistakes!  It will enable you to respond more resourcefully now and in the future.

Understand that troubles will always arise. Things you acquire can be taken from you. Who you are, who you evolve to be, can never be stripped from you. It is not what you have or don’t have that is so important it is the kind of person you are. Learn to take on challenges by looking for the solutions. Aim high and you will find the best. Look for the silver lining in each dark cloud. It is who you are, your attitude, your mindset, your resourcefulness that makes all the difference!

4. Enjoy being you and the life you have. De-stress. Live to the fullest. Find the best feelings! Have fun and spend time with loved ones. Make it quality time, Talk and meet loved ones heart to heart. Look into their eyes and enjoy the connection. Hug, smile and laugh together. Snuggle.  Visit some nice places, get out and about but make sure dedicate time to one another. Have fun together. Delight!

Listen more and talk less. Find out what is important to the people you care about. Nurture them, help them over a difficulty or with something enjoyable. Give to them more of the excellent you and less of the busy you. Give whenever you can because you get back so much more when you do. They’ll appreciate it and so will you.

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5. Let go, forgive and forget grievances. Stop carrying baggage whether it is moments old or decades. Stop letting old wounds and scars dictate your present life and your future. The energy you spent protecting yourself, surviving, and resisting what was could be better spent living joyously and fully. Be free. Be totally free!

The only way is to drop your grudges and hurts. You can’t hang onto something if you dropped it. So drop it! Forgive! Forgiving does more for you than it does for the person you forgive. Letting go is FOR YOU more than for anyone else.

Letting go can be for others if your hurts and baggage are affecting your loved ones and their home life too. It can affect them. Do not to let it interfere with the people you love most. Let go for them. Resolve to make the changes you need to in order to live free for yourself so that they too can live free. Your cares are their cares! Help them over your hurts so they can live free too! Then everyone can enjoy the feeling of that release.

6. Forgive yourself. Let go of regrets about what you should have or should not have done. Learn from your mistakes and don’t repeat them. Mistakes are fine they help teach us as we go along. What happened back then was the you back then ‘the old you’. This is you now. Let go and realize that you don’t have to hang onto the past.

Accept yourself. Accept who you are today. Accept the person who you want to become. Aim at being the best you and move in that direction. Celebrate your forgiveness and acceptance. Celebrate yourself and be grateful for everything you have created in your life. Take 100% responsibility and move forward. It is powerful to recognize your role as creator!

Perhaps, you created alot you didn’t want, that you didn’t intend and didn’t like. That’s okay, everyone has. NOW begin creating what you do want, create you do intend and that you will like. If you were able to bring all that about in your past even when you did not want it you can bring about great things in the future! Imagine if you used your powers for good! Just concentrate now on creating the good life for yourself and others.

7. Love yourself! Appreciate yourself. Celebrate everything. Live in joy, happiness and well being. Nurture your mind, your body, your emotions and your spirit. Choose the best feelings and savor them. Make your moments count. Treat yourself well. Gift yourself in some fashion. Take a bath, a trip, read a book, go to a movie, treat yourself special.

List all your positive qualities and abilities and reflect on these. What makes you incredible? Focus on what you are good at. List your accomplishments. Take positive care of yourself. Think the best and expect the best of yourself. Hold yourself in high esteem.

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8. Practice the Golden Rule. Whatever you put out you get back. Think the best and expect the best for and from others. Hold everyone else in the highest esteem. Wish them the best no matter who they are. What you concentrate on you attract. This is a great way to make sure you attract what you want to attract and not what you don’t want.

There is no reason to attract more anger, resentment, hostility, hatred or even indifference to yourself so be sure you aren’t putting this out there. Think, feel, speak and do the best and you get the best in return.Shower others with peace, love and enjoyment. Wish them success and celebrate the good things that happen for them.

9. Birds of a feather come together. Like attracts like. This is true not only about our thoughts and feelings, our wants and circumstances but other people as well. Align with positive high energy creators who are loving, kind, helpful, supportive and fun. Like attracts Like!

Energy and good feelings, ‘vibes’ rub off. The more time you spend with others nurturing each other the better off everyone is. Seek the highest and the best. Seek those who are congruently positive people who walk the talk. We get further faster when we travel with others in the same direction. You can inspire and motivate each other. Surround yourself with positive people.

Notice the reoccurring theme? It is: Choose to think, feel, speak and act the best. Choose the most positive. Spend the bulk of your time learning how to think, feel and act wonderful moment to moment. The more you fill up each day with high quality thoughts, feelings, words, actions and friends the more you will get back many times over. When people start out often they are mostly negative and only a little positive. Your overall goal is to shift that balance so that you are mostly positive.

The higher your thoughts and feelings the better you feel. The better you feel and the more often you feel wonderful the less stress and more well being you create. You activate your immune system to more easily keep you healthy. You think better and recognize opportunity quicker.

With the right attitude you are far more equipped to accomplish your career and life goals. You begin to make your dreams come true because you realize you alone are responsible. AND you know that you can! Your relationships become more wonderful. You begin attracting the right kind of people who can help you AND whom you can help. Overall everything improves! Live a wonderful, integrated, holistic life style in mind, body and spirit you and you will notice the difference it makes.” Rex Sikes

Today is a special day. What will you do that is special today?

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