sprinkling positivity


‘We are Light. We are Spirit. We are wonderful, capable beings, all of us. And it is time for us to acknowledge that we create our own reality. We create our reality with our minds. If we want to change our reality, then it’s time for us to change our minds. We do this by choosing to think and speak in new and positive ways. I learned a long time ago that if I would change my thinking, I could change my life. Changing our thinking is really dropping our limitations. As we drop our limitations, we begin to be aware of the Infinity of life all around us. We begin to understand that we are already perfect, whole, and complete. Each day gets easier.’

Words by Louise.L.Hay (check her out, she’s amazeballs)

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Top 5 books that Changed my life

Here’s a list of my top 5 books that had a huge impact on my life. Each of them very different but all coming together at the end to preach the same thing. We are all the same. 

In time I will do a whole review on each one – 

– Louise.L.Hay – You can Heal Your life’ – 

The first book I read on helping myself. Amazing. An easy read with simple vocabulary, exercises to practise what you read and affirmations on how to speak positively to yourself. This book really was the start of something new for me, some people may find areas hard to read because it strips right down to your core beliefs and lets be honest, not everything we see about ourselves is going to be nice. It questions your beliefs, it gives you so much empathy and understanding for others, teaches you how to let go of negative feelings and grudges. Most of all it really concentrates on how to fully accept yourself and love yourself as you are. Then you are able to accept others and love them as they are.

– Eckhart Tolle – The Power Of Now –

This was the second book I read and although Its harder to digest (for me) as there was vocabulary i’d never used before, it still made sense and it was great because I learnt new words! Many of you might of seen quotes by Eckhart Tolle, a very wise man. So this book concentrates on Being in the now, which also relates to observing the mind (this is where i was introduced to it). So if we think about it, most of the time our mind is in endless chatter – we’re either feeling sad or angry about the past – regretting, or over-thinking why something happened, or holding on to an argument that happened 3 years ago. On the other hand we’re stressed, worried and anxious because our minds are projecting into the future, what if something happens, i dont have plans ready for next week etc. Either way if our thoughts are constantly going backwards and forwards then we’re never in the now. We’re never present and missing our lives. Eckhart Tolle shows us how to practise being in the now, sharing his wisdom from his experience. Living in the now can benefit you so much, a great read.

-The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz – 

The Four Agreements is quite a simple read, it’s straight to the point with the four main agreements we need to keep to ourselves to obtain a happy, healthy life. With only four agreements to keep, that’s not too many to remember. Its great because you actually find yourself pausing and thinking back to the book and practising the agreements in day-to-day life. Theres no exercises to do in this book, it simply is sticking to the 4 agreements and learning as to why they will change your life for the better – it all makes perfect sense when you read what Don Miguel has to say.

– The Road Less Travelled – Scott.M.Peck – 

This is a great book, perhaps not the easiest vocabulary wise, you need deep concentration and no distraction so a good one when you’re alone. Scott.m.Peck is a psychiatrist and shares his knowledge on the mind. This book is on a much more spiritual level but it really makes you question yourself, your beliefs, what love really is and our actions and how they affect others. A man sat on the table with me at a cafe whilst i read this book and told me it changed his life, it even inspired him to become a psychiatrist. There is a whole lot of truth in this book.

– The 21 day consciousness cleanse – Debbie Ford – 

Although Im near the end of this book, not quite finished, I thought id fit it in anyway. It’s an easy read, its very structured with a good content. It feels like a mini project for yourself which is great, and something small you can incorporate daily as the chapter aren’t too long and theres one for each day with different exercises and prayers. A much more spiritual book to connect with your inner self. 

I hope you find these guidelines beneficial –   (I took mine out from the library so it can also be free!)

There’s plenty more if you look online.

Please dont underestimate the power of a book.. I can honestly say they’re amazing.

I would advise you read them in the order I’ve put down as it would make more sense and easier understanding.

Let me know what you think if you do manage to read, or comment any suggestions i should check out as I love new reads!

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How to help yourself move forward

If you’re aware that you’re stuck in a situation that’s making you unhappy but really can’t get out of it on your own because you know how to but don’t know how to act upon it, here are a few steps that I hope may help..

– Seek help from a professional (counsellor, therapist, psychiatrist ) –

Many of us don’t want to go to the doctor and ask for help. First of all we’re stubborn and think we can do it on our own, we can, but sometimes we just need a helping hand to direct us on the right path. Secondly we feel embarrassed and ashamed, there’s stigma around mental health issues and some people may think that seeing a psychiatrist may mean you’re seen as a ‘nutter’. 

In truth, I think everyone could do with seeing a professional at some point in their lives, we have so many things that affect us and we don’t know how to deal or cope with it. life doesn’t have a instructions manual, we just learn from experience. Sometimes we need to seek help from a professional who has the answers to deal with that experience. My personal opinion is that the world would be a much better place if we could talk to counsellors about our negative thoughts – we would gain am deeper understanding of ourselves and others.

– Read self-help books – 

Reading books that you can relate with will help you begin to understand what you’re dealing with, realise you’re not alone and actually whoever wrote the book probably has changed their lives around by using the techniques you’re learning about. We learn so much from books, its important to read and put the work into practise. If you really can’t face going to a professional or have tried it and it wasn’t for you then please try reading some books. The people who write self-help books usually start off exactly at where you are right now, in despair looking for answers, then when they find them they want to share it with the world and help everyone else. Its amazing but for me reading certain books changed my way of thinking, which changed my life.

– Challenge yourself – 

Do things that make you feel uncomfortable. Get out of the comfort zone. That’s where you’re stuck at. To stay in the comfort zone without change means to stay in the same stuck sad situation. Life changes, people change and we evolve, don’t resist it. Challenging ourselves by going into uncomfort and the unknown can be the break through we need. It’s not about having strength, we’re all capable human beings – we’re more powerful than we’ll ever know.

(yes you, you are an amazing, strong, powerful human being!)

love and best wishes 🙂

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