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Change Your Thinking - Project Overview

Thursday, December 18, 2008


“Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind.”


Here is an overview of our Change your thinking - Change your life project. This post provides links to pertinent aspects of this project, so that you won't have to sift through the archives. If you are curious about our results, you can read the feedback posted here. You might also be interested in How We Turned It Around - a complete listing of the affirmations and and positive thoughts we created as we worked the project.

If you would like to try this project for yourself, you could start on Day One - My money and then continue on through the last day - Today is. Or, you could browse through the posts and work the project in no particular order.

This is an active blog, and if you post, we will notice and reply.. and give you the benefit of our own experience and our support if it seems pertinent or appropriate. Feel free to post your thoughts, ideas, results, joys and disappointments as you go. Even though we love you, comment spam is deleted when discovered, and anonymous posting is discouraged. You will find complete listing of the day by day links at the bottom of this post.

Individual comments and feedback on this particular project can be read here: So... we finished the project! . We do have a recommended reading list if you are interested in expanding your understanding. I don't know how up to date it is, but there are a lot of really good books listed. Feel free to add titles and authors that you would recommend. As promised, here is the complete listing of all the posts for our Change Your Thinking - Change Your Life project:

  1. Change your thinking - Change your life
  2. I work because
  3. When my bills come
  4. Opportunities are
  5. My checkbook is
  6. When I look at my life
  7. I have
  8. I am here to
  9. My biggest problem is
  10. My job
  11. I owe money because
  12. I always think
  13. My money is my
  14. There is enough
  15. I am
  16. My day begins with
  17. When I am at work
  18. My money
  19. Something Fun!
  20. Money because
  21. When I buy
  22. Financial gardening
  23. I always get
  24. Out of what?
  25. Everything is
  26. I wake up to
  27. I am rich in
  28. Yesterday was
  29. Extreme Success
  30. Today is
  31. So... we finished the project!
  32. How We Turned It Around

Wow! It's a new day!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

While we wait for me to wrap this project up, here is a really nifty quote culled from the comments this time around. It's what Karla wrote about how she starts her day. What do you think would happen if we at least tried to get out of bed with an attitude like this?

CottageByTheSea


My days start with anticipation. It's like someone has left this beautiful package on my dining room table and I anxiously hop out of bed, rushing out to see what gifts will be given to me each morning. What will I do? Who will I see? Where will I go? Who will I talk to, hug, laugh with? Wow, how blessed am I to have these presents given to me each and every day when I wake up? No wonder I don't need an alarm! It's like Christmas! Perhaps it's part of having a nosy and curious nature! Investigating each new day!

How We Turned It Around

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

During the course of this project we wrote some really great affirmations. Just reading them will give your day a lift. Enjoy!

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  • Money is fun to get.
  • Money is easy.
  • My money hides in my purse and then pops up whenever I need it!
  • My money is very well trained, it always comes when I call for it.
  • My money likes to hide in my pockets so that it can be there when I need it.
  • My money is ABUNDANT!!
  • I work because I want to.
  • I work because I want to, and I work because I like to.
  • I work because it's fun!
  • When my bills come I pay them.
  • When my bills come I pay them with JOY!!!
  • Opportunities are endless.
  • Every day is an opportunity to change the rest of my life.
  • Opportunities are abundance hidden in marvelously wrapped little packages of mystery and surprises, waiting to be opened!
  • Accidents are opportunities that have been waiting to happen.
  • When my bills come, I pay what I can and give the rest to God.
  • My checkbook is "FULL OF $$$ AND BALANCED TO THE PENNY!"
  • I know that if I keep following my heart the universe will take care of me.
  • My checkbook is always ready for action!
  • Dream on.
  • My checkbook is my friend.
  • I have wealth because I love.
  • I have Love, because I Am Love
  • When I look at my life, I see Love and Beauty
  • When I look at my life, I see "EXCITEMENT AND ADVENTURE"
  • When I look at my life, I see "LOVE AND HAPPINESS"
  • When I look at my life, I see hope and light. A bit of a surprise and a delight,
  • I am making the right decisions now in the moment.
  • When I look at my Life, I see peace and gratitude.
  • I'm present in the moment most of the time, and I never forget to count my blessings!
  • When I look at my Life, I see happiness and healing.
  • My checkbook is full of money!
  • Opportunities are Rising up ALL OVER THE PLACE!
  • I Am Free of Lack and Limitations!
  • I rise above all obstacles.
  • I Am a Free Spirit, boundless, unlimited, Free, abundant!
  • I have friends because I give love.
  • I have a good life because I will it to be so.
  • When I look at my life I see my life and I see myself and I like who I am.
  • I am here to heal.
  • I Am here to bring change to the world!
  • I Am here to bring POSITIVE Change to the world!
  • I AM HERE "To love others"
  • "I have love because I have a cat sitting right in front of my computer screen!"
  • "I have an abundance of money because I deserve it."
  • "I like my job because I get a paycheck."
  • "I like my job because I could be doing other things that are far more difficult or disgusting, like working in a sewer or cleaning port-a-potties."
  • "I LOVE my job because I am blessed to be employed while times are so tough and my employers are very kind and have good hearts."
  • I love my job because I work with friends and we have fun.
  • I love my job because it feels good to work hard.
  • I love my job because my employer values people over money.
  • I always think I need more cash but what I really need is more FREEDOM to do things that feed my spirit.
  • I always think I need more money, but what I really want is more faith.
  • My money is my friend.
  • I love and accept money unconditionally!
  • Money is a PART of my life and there is plenty of it in my life
  • There is always more than enough money for me!
  • I always think I need more time, but what I really want is more energy.
  • I always think I need more money, but what I really want is more time.
  • I always think I need more food but what I really want is more comfort.
  • I always think I need more peace but what I really want is more excitement and drama!!!
  • I always think I need more time, or money, or energy, or comfort, or stuff, or guidance, or knowledge... but what I really want is to know that everything is going to be OK.
  • I am happy
  • There is SELDOM, enough TIME IN THE DAY to enjoy all there is for me to enjoy!
  • There is ALWAYS enough LOVE for me.
  • I am blessed!!
  • I am part of something really big and really wonderful.
  • When I am at work, I feel like it's important to do the very best I can. I may not be thrilled all the time about what I'm doing, but I can at least give it my all, no matter how small the task.
  • My goal today is to listen to my inner voice and be patient with the fear, it too shall pass.
  • When I am at work, I feel loved and appreciated... I feel supported and understood... I feel important and needed...
  • Our Money is endless, as together we share in the common bond of Abundance which flows through the World of Love, and as we accept our rightful place in this New World, our abundance grows *expectedly* when we consider it as One, and not as something that is separate from Source!!
  • My money is not mine.
  • My money is NOT the enemy!
  • My money is not stupid!!
  • My money is not lost!!
  • My money is not disappearing!
  • My money is not the only money I'll ever get!
  • I love my money because I use it to improve my life and I like to spend it.
  • I have money because I want it and I deserve it.
  • I enjoy money because I like the freedom from worry it can bring and I love to use it to make others happy.
  • I love money because I get to do fun things with it and I am free to choose
  • I'm grateful for the endless giving from the One.
  • I love money because I know where it comes from and I'm in awe of My Love's boundlessness.
  • "I always get lucky"
  • "I always get what I need"
  • My totally blessed and abundant life is out of this world!
  • Everything is copacetic!
  • Everything is fine, excellent, going just right.
  • I wake up to the sound of music in my heart!
  • Everything is beautiful.in its own waayyyy..
  • I wake up to beauty.
  • I am rich in substance and talent. In my wildest ways I am amazed by that.I truly feel gifted by the statement and will love to honor every bit of it.
  • I am rich in love and friendship!
  • Bankruptcy is not a failure - it's a forgiveness!
  • Everything is going to be OK...
  • I wake up to today!
  • Tomorrow will be better. I know this because I will it to be so.
  • I am rich in ideas!
  • I am extremely successful when my time is my own.
  • I feel so happy when I get to do and decide what I want to do in every moment.
  • We are amazing beings...I am in awe.
  • TODAY ENDS ONE CHAPTER OF BEAUTIFUL LIFE AND BEGNS ANOTHER.
  • Today is the best day of my life.

So... we finished the project!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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It's time now to come together and comment on how this project "worked" for you. Did you enjoy it? Was it helpful? Did you learn anything about yourself? Did you have an "aha" moment?

Here's a little teaser to get you started:

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


I did the prosperity project this time around and ___________.


It occured to me that our "turn arounds" might make an interesting list, so, over the next few days, I'll be going back through our responses. I should have that post ready in a day or two. We did have some great participation this time, and I'm really curious to know what sort of an effect this particular project may have had for each of you. Your comments - positive as well as negative - would be greatly appreciated.

Today is

Monday, December 08, 2008

woodland encounter

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

Today is the ___________ day of my life.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Extreme Success

Sunday, December 07, 2008

eggbfly2

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I am an extremely successful ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Yesterday was

Saturday, December 06, 2008

simpsons aka escher

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

Yesterday was ___________.
Today is ___________.
Tomorrow will be ___________.
I know this because _____________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I am rich in

Friday, December 05, 2008

AbsolutSearch 82
Can you find the 82 bottle shapes hidden in this picture? View full size


Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I am rich in ___________ and ______________.

If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I wake up to

Thursday, December 04, 2008

rippled surface Escher

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I wake up to ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Everything is

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Magic Mirror

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

Everything is ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Out of what?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

art illusion woman or hand

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

___________ is out of ____________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I always get

Monday, December 01, 2008

peacock_castle



Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I always get ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Financial gardening

Sunday, November 30, 2008

money garden

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


If my financial situation was a garden,
I would need to ___________ it.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

When I buy

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Humorous Pictures

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

When I buy things that I don't really need,
it's usually because _____________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Money because

Friday, November 28, 2008

cat

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I ___________ money because I
________ and I __________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Something Fun!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

So, today, I have something fun - I have been posting a lot of optical illusions, recently, and I found a good one that illustrates this project perfectly.
Here it is!

Magic Tray

Can you find a way to completely remove one of the glasses from the tray?

You'll find the answer here.

My money

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

38869110_e06a947692

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

My money is not ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

When I am at work

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ESCHER RELATIVITY

When I am at work, I feel ____________________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting or uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

My day begins with

Monday, November 24, 2008

potential


How do you set the tone for your day? What thought is foremost in your mind when you first wake up? What would your day be like if you were to actively work to create a new thought, if you were to change your thinking? Would it change your life?

Think about this morning, when your alarm went off, or (if you don't use an alarm) when you first opened your eyes, what was that first thought?

If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about your life that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

Once you decide on an alternative, post it in big letters where you will see it when you first wake up. Once that thought is firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I am

Sunday, November 23, 2008

butterfly apples

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I am ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

I am statements are very powerful. It's important to be aware of the power of the "I Am" and be cautious when you use it. When we "feel" a certain way, when our bodies are trying to tell us something, we have a tendency to frame it as an "I am" statement. For example, we might say: "I am tired;" "I am hungry;" "I am sick and tired of all this shit." etc. etc. When, in fact the truth might actually be: "My muscles need a rest;" "My body wants fuel;" and "I deserve better!"

As you begin to be more deliberate in the use of "I am" and as you listen more closely to what it is that you are really thinking, your life will change, your relationship with yourself and your circumstances will improve. Give it a try and see what happens!

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

There is enough

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Three Worlds

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


There is ___________ enough ________ for me.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

My money is my

Friday, November 21, 2008

money illusion
Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

My money is my ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I always think

Thursday, November 20, 2008

i am waiting for the cheezburger man. do you have anyƂ money?

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I always think I need more ________ ,
but what I really want is more _________.

If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative sentence firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I owe money because

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

bankerlolcatfunny-pictures-banker-cat

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


I owe money because ___________.


Did you find out anything new about yourself when you finished that sentence? If you did ... that's great! Now, take some time to make up a new sentence - feel free to totally change it. Can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

Once you have your alternative firmly fixed in your mind, you'll begin to notice that you have a whole new relationship with your money and maybe your creditors too.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

My job

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ESCHER HOUSE OF STAIRS

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I ___________ my job
because ______________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting or uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative (most positive) statement firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

My biggest problem is

Monday, November 17, 2008

ESCHER SYMETRY


This one is tricky - it just might show you one or two of the many ways in which you avoid taking care of problems as they occur. Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

My biggest problem is ___________. I could solve it with _______________, but right now, I'm going to ______________ and ________________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I am here to

Sunday, November 16, 2008

delprete_chess

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


I am here to ___________.

If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting or uncomfortable about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

When you have your alternative (most positive) statement firmly fixed in your mind, it will begin to operate automatically in your life, filtering out experiences and ideas that do NOT reflect that positive statement.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I have

Saturday, November 15, 2008

money

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


I have ___________
because I _____________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

When I look at my life

Friday, November 14, 2008

ESCHER-sphere

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


When I look at my life,
I see ___________ and ______________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness that it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

As always, we love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

My checkbook is

Thursday, November 13, 2008

escher_reptile

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


My checkbook is __________________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence in a more positive way, and still make it sound and feel true for you?

Remember, if you rewrite the sentence to be how you "wish" it was, or how you think it "should" be, or even how you "want" it to be, it will not have nearly the effectiveness as it will if you can rewrite it in such a way that you KNOW the truth of it.

Once you have your alternative firmly fixed in your mind, you'll begin to notice that you have a whole new relationship with your money and your bills.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Opportunities are

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ships

Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:


Opportunities are __________________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence to make it sound and feel true for you?

Once you have your alternative firmly fixed in your mind, you'll begin to notice new opportunities coming your way.

As always, we all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

When my bills come

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's day three of our 30 day project to change our thinking so that we can create positive change in our lives.

past and future



Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

When my bills come ___________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence to make it sound and feel true for you?

Once you have your alternative firmly fixed in your mind, you'll begin to notice that your attitude and your perceptions about your bills will also begin to change.

We all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

I work because

Monday, November 10, 2008

Welcome to day 2 of our 30 day project to change our thinking so that we can create positive change in our lives.

mc escher mobius strip11



Finish this sentence with the first words that come into your mind:

I work because _________.


If you like what you just said... that's great! If what you just said shows you something interesting about yourself that you'd like to change, now is the time to take steps to make some changes. Start first with that thought, how can you rewrite the sentence to make it sound and feel true for you?

Once you have your alternative firmly fixed in your mind, you'll begin to notice that your attitude and your perceptions about your work will also begin to change.

We all love to see what other people write - so log on and share. Something you say might be really helpful to those of us who read it.

Change your thinking - Change your life

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Hello!

Today we begin a 30 day project to change our thinking. The idea being, that if you can change your thinking, you will change your life. The idea or concept that you attract what you think about is not something new. Napolean Hill wrote the classic "Think and Grow Rich" back in the early 1900's, and it wasn't new then.

We've done a few projects here - The Million Dollar Experiment, the 30 day Mastermind, and Creative Visualization - we have used visualizations and affirmations quite often in many of our projects. But we haven't taken a look at the tapes that run continually in the back of our minds, those subconscious belief systems that act as silent sabateurs.

It is my belief that we are surrounded by a field of all possibilities, everything is possible. What we see and what we experience, how we perceive the world is the result of our internal filters. I'm sure you've all heard the little story about the glass of water - how one person sees it has half empty, and another person sees it as half full... and to someone dying of thirst in the desert - it can be seen as an astonishing miracle that gives life... alternatively, you can drown in a teaspoon of water... that half empty glass could water a plant... wash off a cut... or ruin a book...

If I have it in my mind that water is an elixir of life - that it has magical properties - I would be right. If I have it in my mind that water is common and ordinary and nothing to write home about - I would still be right. There was a time when people believed that bathing would make you ill. People bathed when they were born, got married, and once again when they died. If I had that belief system now - well - I might wonder why I didn't have any friends! Alternatively, there are people who get stuck in a loop of constant hand washing and bathing... they can't get clean enough...

So what's my point? My point is, that the water itself has not changed - it's the perception of the water that creates the differing experiences with it. The same holds true for our perceptions of money, employment, abundance, prosperity, receiving, and giving. Just like in the image below, our experience changes with our perspective.

wndows-optical-illusions



What I'd like to do for the next 30 days is to explore our hidden ideas about money and and how we get it - so that we can discover and recreate our experience.

I've organized the project so that it's really really simple to do. Every day I'll be posting an incomplete sentence. What I want you to do is to finish that sentence with the very first word (or words) that pop into your mind. No editing!

Now, take look at how you finished the sentence. Is it really true? Do you want it to be true? Take some time to rewrite the sentence. It's important that the sentence be rewritten in such a way that it really resonates, it needs to be something that you really do believe, it has to be true for you.

Once you've created an alternative sentence, begin to incorporate it into your life. Whenever that particular subject comes up, gently substitute your new idea.

Here's an example:

Money is _____________.


What was the first thing that popped into your mind when you looked at that sentence? The first thing that popped into my mind the first time I did this was "Money is hard to get." Whoa! No wonder I have such a hard time getting money!!

So, I thought about it for a while and what I came up with was this: "Money is fun to get!" Yes, that's absolutely true. It's fun to get money! Now, whenever the word "money" comes up in conversation, or in my mind, I make it a point to remember that "Money is fun to get!"

When I popped this question to a friend of mine, his answer was: "Money is power!" Is that really true? I wonder... Does that mean that if you don't have money you are powerless? If money is power, and your employer gives you money, does that mean that your employer empowers you? does that mean that when you pay your electric bill you are releasing your power? Lots to think about there!

I also threw this question out at work, and my employer said: "Money is easy." Hey! I like that one.

So, here we go with our first question:

My money is __________ !


Hi guys!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I'm busily organizing for our next project, and expect to get us started on Sunday - we'll be working on changing our thinking so we can change our lives. In the mean time... this is what I'm looking like now that I've cleaned up after a long day bathing dogs at the grooming shop!


puppy-towel-roll

Angelic Assistance Project Overview

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow."
~Talmud

Here is an overview of our Enlisting Angelic Assistance project. This post provides links to pertinent aspects of this project, so that you won't have to sift through the archives.

If you would like to try this project for yourself, you could start on Day One - Angels In The Morning and then continue on through the last day - An Angel Sets You Free. Or, you could browse through the posts and work the project in no particular order.

This is an active blog, and if you post, we will notice and reply.. and give you the benefit of our own experience and our support if it seems pertinent or appropriate. Feel free to post your thoughts, ideas, results, joys and disappointments as you go. Even though we love you, comment spam is deleted when discovered, and anonymous posting is discouraged. You will find complete listing of the day by day links at the bottom of this post.

Individual comments and feedback on our results can be read here: Wrapping Things Up. We do have a recommended reading list if you are interested in expanding your understanding. I don't know how up to date it is, but there are a lot of really good books listed. Feel free to add titles and authors that you would recommend. There is also a collection of Angel Images, and Angel Quotes.

As promised, here is the complete listing of all the posts for our Creating Work You Love project:

Yikes!

Monday, November 03, 2008

creativity-hands-08


Hi guys, I logged on tonight to respond to recent comments and get our results posted for the Angelic Assistance project, and found myself unable to leave a single comment. I don't know if it's a glitch with blogger - or if the template I'm using has an internal error - or if it's my computer.

So... now it's late and I have to be up at 5am so I can go vote before I head off to work... and I'm still fiddling around trying to fix the "leave a comment" thingy! I'm really sorry, but it looks like I won't get our results posted until tomorrow evening, which delays the start of our new project for a few more days.

I'm glad that the new project idea sounds good. I'm thinking of calling it: "Change Your Thinking - Change Your Life." How does that sound? Also, I'm going to be updating our site and giving the project a whole new look... so if you stop by one day and it looks totally different, that would be me.. playing..

On a side note: I'm really loving my new job! It has been a bit of an adjustment to go from 27 hours a week to 40+ hours. Not only that, I'm on my feet working my butt off because I want to do a good job instead of sitting on my ass trying to come up with new ways to not have to do anything. Loving my job has given me a huge infusion of positive energy and enthusiasm for life! Longer hours, harder work, lower wages, happier me... who knew?

And I'm sharing this because I do not have as much time to work on the project. I'm sure things will settle down as I get used to my new schedule, and that I'll eventually get caught up on all of my blogs. In the mean time, if you don't hear from me for a day or two... it's because I came home from work, sat down, and then didn't move until the next morning.

Trick or Treat!

Friday, October 31, 2008

seance

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

While we wait...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

gilbert williams


While we wait for the results of our Angelic Assistance project to post, I thought I'd take some time to talk about our next project. I'm thinking that it might be a great idea to work on our "self talk" about money, bills, debt, finances, work, prosperity, and the good in life.

We all have old tapes that run in our heads - automatic thinking that we probably don't even notice. I wondered if it would be helpful to get to work on those old tapes and teach ourselves new ways to think about money, and begin to put different "spins" on limiting beliefs and ideas.

I'd love it if everyone who "worked" the Angel project would post your results, thoughts, and ideas. On Monday, I'll be compiling the Angelic Assistance Overview, and I'd like for it to reflect the experiences of our group as a whole, not just a few of us. Don't be shy about posting results... and don't hesitate to speak your mind.

Angel Quotes

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wow - I found a treasure trove of angel quotes! Even though the Angelic Assistance project is complete, I did want to post them, so here they are!

angel quotes

We feel isolated and lonely, and it's not necessary. Each of us has a guardian angel who works with us as much as we will allow.
~Eileen Elias Freeman, Angelic Healing

...but we all are men, in our own natures frail, and capable of our flesh; few are angels...
~William Shakespeare, King Henry VIII

God assures us that his angels are always nearby, ready to help. This is what matters.
~Timothy Jones, Celebration of Angels

Angels (it's said) would be often unable to tell whether they moved among living or dead. The eternal torrent whirls all the ages through either realm for ever, and sounds above their voices in both.
~Rainer Marie Rilke, The First Elegy

Smells are the fallen angels of the senses.
~Helen Keller

There is, therefore, a more perfect intellectual life in the angels. In them the intellect does not proceed to self-knowledge from anything exterior, but knows itself through itself.
~St. Thomas Aquinas

"I believe most at-home accidents happen in the bathroom because our Guardian Angels give us our privacy".
~Cathy L. Poulin

And whoever disbelieves in God and his angels and his books and his messengers and the last day, he indeed strays far away.
~The Koran

It is impossible to see the Angel unless you first have a notion of it.
~James Hillman, The Soul's Code

For he shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways.
~Psalm 91:11

So far as the Angels are recipients of that spiritual heat and light they are loves and wisdoms, not loves and wisdoms for themselves, but from the Lord.
~Emanuel Swedenborg

Keep your good deeds for others a secret, just as your Angel works behind the scenes in your own life.
~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book

An Angel can illumine the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision, and by bringing within his reach some truth which the Angel himself contemplates.
~St. Thomas Aquinas, The Bliss of the Way

Few people realize the profound part angelic forces play in human events.
~Billy Graham

To see the angel in the malady requires an eye for the invisible, a certain blinding of one eye and an opening of the other to elsewhere.
~James Hillman, The Soul's Code

Every man contemplates an angel in his future self.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perhaps children's innocence, wherever it comes from, contributes to the fact that they seem to see angels more often.
~John Ronner, Know Your Angels

Give of yourself as the Angels do, and wonderful things will come to you.
~Ramadan, 1

And whoever disbelieves in God and his angels and his books and his messengers and the last day, he indeed strays far away.
~The Koran 4:36

I have seen a thousand times that Angels are human form, or men, for I have conversed with them as man to man, sometimes with one alone, sometimes with many in company.
~Emanuel Swedenborg

God does not deal directly with man: it is by means of spirits that all the intercourse and communication of gods with men, both in waking life and in sleep, is carried on.
~Socrates

Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you.
~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book

If some people really see angels where others see only empty space, let them paint the angels: only let not anybody else think they can paint an angel too, on any calculated principles of the angelic.
~John Ruskin

What know we of the Blest above but that they sing, and that they love?
~William Wordsworth

So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame, Angels affect us oft, and worshipped be.
~John Donne

For every soul, there is a guardian watching it.
~The Koran

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counsellor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian angel.
~Joseph Addision

All we know of what they do above, is that they happy are, and that they love.
~Edmund Waller

He will give his angels charge of you, to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
~Psalm 91:10-11

Our human weakness is protected by the assistance of the Angels and… in all our perils, provided faith remain with us, we are defended by the aid of spiritual powers.
~Gregory Nyssa

The benevolent guardian angel of the 1940s was, of course, Superman. While a cloak replaced the wings, this expression of the all powerful guardian archetype, who battled the evil dragons of satanic violence, greed and injustice, replaced the Archangel Michael in the popular imagination.
~Malcolm Godwin, Angels: An Endangered Species

We not only live among men, but there are airy hosts, blessed spectators, sympathetic lookers-on, that see and know and appreciate our thoughts and feelings and acts.
~Henry Ward Beecher

Angels are not merely forms of extraterrestrial intelligence. They are forms of extra-cosmic intelligence.
~Mortimer J. Adler, The Angels and Us

Angels come to help and guide us in as many guises as there are people who need their assistance. Sometimes we see their ethereal, heavenly shadow, bright with light and radiance. Sometimes we only feel their nearness or hear their whisper. And sometimes they look no different from ourselves...
~Eileen Elias Freeman, Touched by Angels

If then we have Angels, let us be sober, as though we were in the presence of tutors; for there is a demon present also.
~St. John Chrysostom

Experiences with Angels do not occur to people by chance. There is a sort of run-up to the experience.
~H.C. Moolenburgh, Meetings With Angels

In the case of those who are making progress from good to better, the good angel touches the soul gently, lightly, sweetly, as a drop of water enters a sponge, while the evil spirit touches it sharply, with noise and disturbance, like a drop of water falling on a rock.
~St. Ignatius of Loyola

Contemporary Angel accounts are frequently about unpredictable encounters that have personal significance in the lives of otherwise average people. Most accounts involve some wonderful or mysterious being who appeared when most needed and who was usually only recognized as an Angel in retrospect.
~Ruth J. Moro, Angels in Our Midst

It is often stated that when an Angel descends to the earth, it brings with it a part of the light of the heavens, thus perhaps explaining the strong association of white to represent that light.
~James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver, Angels A to Z

Through the 13th century, paintings of Angels exhibit a predominantly masculine appearance. Over the next 300 years, their images become more delicate, gentle, and feminine, until Angels are shown as androgynous or even distinctly female.
~David Connolly, In Search of Angels

One thing is clear: Angels are far more than projections of the divine mind or literary devices. They are real, personal beings, even if their corporeality is totally different from ours.
~Eileen Elias Freeman, Touched by Angels

The Angel is one of those Articles of Faith as unshakable as our belief in the existence of God, an atom, or the ill luck of the number 13.
~Malcolm Godwin, Angels: An Endangered Species

One thing you can say for Guardian Angels: they guard. They give warning when danger approaches.
~Emily Hahn, Breath of God

I am one of you and being one of you is being and knowing what I am and know. Yet I am the necessary Angel of earth, since, in my sight, you see the earth again...
~Wallace Stevens, Angel Surrounded by Paysans

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
~G. K. Chesterton

Every visible thing in this world is put in the charge of an Angel.
~St. Augustine

Angels are our true and trusty servants, performing offices and works that one poor miserable mendicant would be ashamed to do for another.
~Martin Luther, The Table Talk of Martin Luther

And the Angel said, "I have learned that every man lives, not through care of himself, but by love."
~Leo Tolstoy

Angels encourage us by guiding us onto a path that will lead to happiness and hope.
~Andy Lakey

Angels are principally the guardians of our spirits. Their function is not to do our work for us, but to help us do it ourselves, by God's grace.
~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book

Angels can maintain anonymity as long as they need to, pretending to be mortal when the occasion calls for such a masquerade.
~Emily Hahn, Breath of God

Angels are able to know and understand better than the human intellect can, precisely because such knowledge and understanding comes to them by way of ideas infused in them by God.
~Mortimer Adler

Remember, Angels are both God's messengers and God's message, witnesses to eternity in time, to the presence of the divine amidst the ordinary. Every moment of every day is riddled by their traces.
~F. Forrester Church, Entertaining Angels

Let your holy Angel have charge concerning us, that the wicked one have no power over us.
~Martin Luther

Gabriel is a unique archangel in the sense that it is almost certain that she is the only female in the higher echelons.
~James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver, Angels A to Z

Angels speak. They appear and reappear. They feel with apt sense of emotion. While Angels may become visible by choice, our eyes are not conducted to see them ordinarily any more than we can see the dimensions of a nuclear field, the structure of atoms, or the electricity that flows through copper wiring.
~Billy Graham, Angels: God's Secret Agents

The traditional Christian belief is that eternal God was alone in the beginning. Then, He created Angels, next the universe, and finally, humankind. However, some early Jewish writers thought that God creates Angels every time He breathes.
~John Ronner, Know Your Angels

Let your holy Angel have charge concerning us, that the wicked one have no power over us.
~Martin Luther

The entire hierarchy of Angels can best be described as an endlessly vast sphere of beings who surround an unknowable centerpoint which is called God.
~Malcolm Godwin, Angels: An Endangered Species

Angels walk upright, speak Hebrew, and are endowed with understanding; they can fly in the air, move from one end of the world to another, and foretell the future. They have the shape of man, but consist half of fire and half of water.
~Encyclopedia Judaica

Whether each of the faithful has a particular angel assigned him for his defence, I cannot venture certainly to affirm; not one angel only has the care of every one of us, but that all the angels together with one consent watch over our salvation.
~John Calvin

A shiver runs down your spine when you realize it is not our imagination. Something is watching us out there.
~Sophy Burnham, A Book of Angels

The wisdom of the ages teaches that each individual, whether believer or not, good or bad, old or young, sick or well, rich or poor, has a personal Guardian Angel with him or her at every moment of life's journey.
~Janice T. Connell, Angel Power

Angels are intelligent reflections of light, that original light which has no beginning. They can illuminate. They do not need tongues or ears, for they can communicate without speech, in thought.
~John of Damascus

I saw Gabriel, like a maiden, or like the moon amongst the stars. His hair was like a woman's, falling in long tresses...He is the most beautiful of Angels...His face is like a red rose.
~Ruzbehan Baqli

Our certainty that angels right now witness how we are walking through life should mightily influence the decisions we make. God is watching, and His angels are interested spectators too.
~Billy Graham

Heaven comes to people - and their loved ones - when they are dying. It is not uncommon for angels to appear when people are on the edge of death, and people who have had near-death experiences often describe feelings of indescribable peace. Angels.
~Gary Kinnaman, Angels Dark and Light

The virtue of angels is that they cannot deteriorate; their flaw is that they cannot improve. Man's flaw is that he can deteriorate; and his virtue is that he can improve.
~The Talmud

Somehow the Angels comfort me whenever I have tears...And always they encourage me to overcome my fears...I tell them all of my troubles when they seem too much to bear...And I put my faith and confidence in their almighty care...
~Martina Tarandek, "Angels' Prayer"

A person is disposed to an act of choice by an angel in two ways. Sometimes, a man's understanding is enlightened by an angel to know what is good, but it is not instructed as to the reason why. But sometimes he is instructed by angelic illumination, both that this act is good and as to the reason why it is good.
~St. Thomas Aquinas

The higher orders [of angels] are presumed to be closer in their nature to God and to function in roles that serve God more directly than the lower orders, which tend to the administration of the physical universe and the service of humankind. Some orders are associated with particular divine qualities - Seraphim with Love, Cherubim with Wisdom, Thrones with Judgment.
~David Connolly, In Search of Angels

May the Archangel Raphael accompany us along the way, and may we return to our homes in peace, joy, and health.
~Catholic prayer

But angels help us remember, when the urgencies screaming for attention make us forget, when we feel so estranged by stress or worldliness that we miss the many-splendoured things. They remind us to look beyond our everyday circumstance or stress.
~Timothy Jones, Celebration of Angels

Angels belong to a uniquely different dimension of creation which we, limited to the natural order, can scarcely comprehend.
~Billy Graham

Most people in the deepest part of their memory, hold the angels in great esteem.
~John T. Connell, Angel Power

Greater association with the Angels lifts our minds from ourselves and focuses them upon ways and means by which we too may assist in establishing God's Plan.
~Flower A. Newhouse, Rediscovering the Angels

Angels are spirits, but it is not because they are spirits that they are angels. They become Angels when they are sent. For the name Angel refers to their office, not their nature. You ask the name of this nature, it is spirit; you ask its office, it is that of an Angel, which is a messenger.
~St. Augustine

When humans face testings and tragedy, they should remember the Angels who are always standing ready to lend their celestial assistance, comfort, and counsel.
~Flower A. Newhouse, Rediscovering the Angels

Angel Energy follows God's Laws and can only be used for the greatest good for all.
~Belinda Womack, Angels Guide

How do you know if an angel has crossed your path? Sometimes you don't, because angels often appear as coincidences. That is, they seem like chance events, but they are really part of God's carefully orchestrated plan for your life.
~Gary Kinnaman, Angels Dark and Light

Angels can help us understand what intuition means in a personal way. Angels are actually in charge of a large part of our intuitive self. Viewing intuition from the perspective of angel consciousness, we can say that intuition is our way of tapping into a higher power for guidance and awareness.
~Terry Lynn Taylor, Guardians of Hope

So far we still don't know whether angels are ethereal beings of light without substance or if they take a solid human form with real wings which actually enable them to fly.
~Malcolm Godwin, Angels: An Endangered Species

Whatever you put your attention on in this life will increase in your life. As you put your attention on angels, they will begin increasingly to make their presence known to you.
~Denise Linn, Sacred Space

Angels are the dispensers and administrators of the divine beneficence toward us. They regard our safety, undertake our defense, direct our ways, and exercise a constant solicitude that no evil befall us.
~John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion

Have you ever considered that, just perhaps, the reason you have gotten as far as you have is because of the invisible work of anonymous Angels? Good strangers in the night?
~Gary Kinnaman, Angels Dark and Light

You don't need a formal prayer or invocation to call the Angels to your side. Simply think, "Angels, please surround me," and they are there.
~Doreen Virtue, Divine Guidance

He who has fed a stranger may have fed an Angel.
~The Talmud

God created the Angels to serve Him and His people. If there is anything we can learn from the Bible about Angels, it's that they are real. Angels exist.
~Gary Kinnaman, Angels Dark and Light

Remember, angels are both God's messengers and God's message, witnesses to eternity in time, to the presence of the divine amidst the ordinary. Every moment of every day is riddled by their traces.
~F. Forrester Church, Entertaining Angels

But we can all be angels to one another. We can choose to obey the still small stirring within, the little whisper that says, "Go. Ask. Reach out. Be an answer to someone's plea. You have a part to play. Have faith." The world will be a better place for it. And wherever they are, the angels will dance.
~Joan Wester Anderson, Where Angels Walk

Guardian angels are perhaps the most popular kind, probably because we all know how fragile life can be. We desperately need protection from unexpected circumstances and unseen dangers. Just the thought of good angels hovering around us gives people a feeling of safety!
~Gary Kinnaman, Angels Dark and Light

When we are overcome by some evil will, should we not tremble before the presence of the choirs of angels that surround us?
~St. Hilary

Angels live no place, as God lives no place. They live in the space of eternity, in the center of our hearts, and sometimes I think we each serve as the channels and angels of God, touched by wings of silence, pushed to angelic acts.
~Sophy Burnham, A Book of Angels

The minute you speak to your angel for the first time, you will never be alone again, because our angels are always with us. No matter where you are as you read this, you are surrounded by angels. Your room, your office, your garden, are filled with angelic presences.
~Eileen Elias Freeman, Angelic Healing

Angels play a very active role in the purposes of God and the affairs of men, but do not control human events or violate the free will of human beings.
~Gary Kinnaman, Angels Dark and Light

Angels are inseparable friends, who bring strength and consolation to those who include them in their lives. In truth, angels are our best friends.
~Janice T. Connell, Angel Power

The truth of angels is they have many shapes, forms, sizes, appearances, and duties. You will see angels as you need to see them. Sometimes you may see only a burst of light in a darkened room or a cloudy form around a person's body.
~Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold, Angelspeake

Becoming aware of our angels' hidden presence in our lives is not difficult or arduous, but it is subtle and requires great patience.
~Eileen Elias Freeman, Touched by Angels

Your two guardian angels are always with you. The other angels come and go as we need them.
~Doreen Virtue, Divine Guidance

The angels see you as dazzling young diamonds which are being polished to perfection.
~Elsa Joy Bailey, "Angelbytes"

Where Scripture speaks of the world's creation, it is not plainly said whether or when the angels were created; but if mention is made, it is implicit under the name of "heaven," when it is said, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
~St. Augustine

We have been so long in a downward spin. The angels are calling us up. We are meant to fly and with our spirits we can. We are meant to ascend, to transmute the negative mass of the world's corrupted thought forms. No one asked us to stay so long, away from heaven, away from joy.
~Marianne Williamson, Illuminata

The angels as the guardians of men are set over men as instructors and monitors. This shows the relationship that is to exist between them. Man's attitude is to be one of obedience and subjection. He is to follow the lead of the angels, and consequently some reverence is already implied in the very relationship that exists between man and angel.
~Tertullian

It is at the hour of death that the good angel shows the greatest zeal in protecting and defending the soul committed to his care, invoking often the assistance of other angels against the wiles and fury of Satan.
~Pascal Parente, Beyond Space: A Book about Angels

Ask your angels to stay as near to you as they can; to help keep your vision clear and your presence simple, so in all the days to come there will be a radiance and Glory in your spirit.
~Karen Goldman, Angel Voices

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
~Alphonse De Lamartine

I saw them with my bodily eyes as clearly as I see you. And when they departed, I used to weep and wish they would take me with them.
~St. Joan of Arc

The more materialistic science becomes, the more angels shall I paint. Their wings are my protest in favor of the immortality of the soul.
~Edward Burne-Jones

Angels assist us in connecting with a powerful yet gentle force, which encourages us to live life to its fullest.
~Denise Linn, Sacred Space

Unaccustomed to recognizing any power greater than his own, Western man, in his need to find an answer to his contradictions, may be forced to his knees in an inner struggle with the angel of the Lord, who could be the bringer of the missing and saving element.
~Theodora Ward, Men and Angels

In the strictest definition, an angel is a superior being living in the spirit world - standing between humans and God.
~John Ronner, Know Your Angels

People of goodwill long to know angels, to enjoy their presence, power, and protection. The experience is quite personal and different for each person.
~Janice T. Connell, Angel Power

Angels will not run your life. No angel will intrude on your free will. They cannot interfere.
~Barbara Mark and
Trudy Griswold, Angelspeake

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