ENJOY each moment,

Well  hello readers and subscribers and a happy new year to you.  Having spent a lovely Christmas holiday with friends and family most of all my beautiful children, I thought it was about time I got back to work in blogging. As  I have had to say a few times to my 18 year old daughter already this year, That “He who hesitates is lost,” and that there will be many windows of opportunities opening that we must walk through as they appear.

I have always believed that everything happens exactly as it is supposed to, including the seemingly negative and painful things that you’ve endured. We all do have our own angels our own guides  beside us   and if you” just ask” your angels to find the hidden lessons and blessings within each event, relationship, and situation,  they’ll help you to find peace and understanding, If you don’t ask you don’t get.

Most of all, I emphasized she should  ENJOY each moment, this moment, no matter what. To embrace and inhale the pleasure, joy, and divine perfection of each and every minute good and bad they are there for a reason,”. And remember that you can always call upon “Archangel Michael” for support, courage, protection, and guidance. He’s completely unlimited and can help everyone who calls upon him simultaneously.

A little prayer to help you                                                         

 I pray to the divine father and Archangel Michael… I am now ready to surrender my dream’s which are to do with… love… family… work… home. living, peace and happiness… you know that I care deeply about these desire’s, and that I greatly wish for them, or something better’ to manifest in my life right now I know that these circumstances are completely under control and thank you for guiding me clearly and for helping my dream’s be fulfilled right now.

This my first post for the new year … and this article is targeted at people who have given up on trying to find pleasure in the ordinary experiences we have every day.

Hear are Just 8 of many pleasures you may focus on.

1. Appreciate Beauty. Each day we come across beauty in a number of shapes and forms. It’s a shame, then, that many people have become so accustomed to this beauty that it largely goes unappreciated. I suggest looking again at the people, plants, gadgets, and buildings (to name but a few examples) around you and taking a moment to appreciate what makes them so special.

2. Connect With Nature. Nature is an amazing healer for the stresses and strains of modern life. Eating lunch in the park, attending to a vegetable garden in your backyard, or watching the sunset are just a few simple ideas for how you can enjoy the outdoors on a daily basis.

3. Don’t waist time. Leigh. E. E. Cummings once said “the most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” How very true. Never be too busy to laugh, or too serious to smile. Instead, surround yourself with fun people and don’t get caught up in your own sense of importance.

4. Enjoy Simple Pleasures. A good cup of  tea when i first wake. Time spent playing with my 5 & 7 year old sons and 8 year old daughter before getting ready for school. Cooking a nice meal in the evening. These may not seem terribly exciting, but they are some of the simple pleasures I enjoy in life. If you slow down for just a moment and take the time to appreciate these ordinary events, life becomes instantly more enjoyable.

5. Connect With People. In so many ways, it is our relationships with people that give us the most happiness in life. Perhaps, then, the best way to enjoy your work more is not to get a raise or a promotion, but rather to build rewarding relationships with your co-workers and like minded friends that are all around you when you choose to release from being alone, local spiritual churches are a good place to start that’s were I found my first  true like minded friends .

6. Learn. There is a strong link between learning and happiness. Given this, there is no excuse not to be stimulating your brain and learning something new each day. Realize that in every moment or event is a chance to improve and advance our knowledge. The more information we gather, the more we broaden our mind. Learning is an infinite journey. Yet we should never pretend to know everything or to understand what we do not. All this does is limit us, narrows our options, and destroys an opportunity for growth. Always embrace the chance to learn. By opening ourselves up to advice, ideas, or input from others, we allow ourselves to expand our knowledge, skills, and expertise.

7. Rethink Your Mornings and Evenings. Are the mornings a mad rush for you to get out the door I know it can be for me sometimes having six children?  Do you switch off the TV at night and go straight to bed? I have personally experienced the profound benefits of establishing a routine in the morning and evening. For example, in the morning you can choose to wake an hour earlier and spend the time working on yourself, whether it be reading, writing or exercising spending extra time with the children’s learning . In the evening, consider spending some time just before bed reviewing your day or in meditation … after all its not that that much extra time is it ?.

8. Celebrate Your Successes. During a normal day we are sure to have some minor successes. Perhaps you have successfully dealt with a difficult customer, made a sale, or received a nice compliment for your work ,a friend, a partner or your child, or you have spent a good day working through the house clearing the clutter. These aren’t events worth throwing a party for but are achievements in there own right.. I always say to the children that , sometimes it’s the little things that count the most, but why not take a moment to celebrate your successes of each day? Share the experience with someone else, reward yourself with a nice lunch, or just give yourself a mental pat on the back.

I wish you good luck on your new journey through 2011-2012.

And so the New Year is finally here….

It’s arrived January 1st 2011… the dawn of a New Year

But what will we really do with the countless opportunities that lay before us, some make New year’s resolutions with the very best of intent, promises to themselves of all they are going to do, others say they don’t make them or can’t be bothered (probably admitting they will fail anyway so what’s the point) which is really just a way out of committing themselves to something or other.

Seriously though what will we do with this New Year? It is recognised as an opportunity for a “fresh start” but in reality every morning we wake up we have that same opportunity so why wait for the beginning of a New Year when all the things that we could have done have then piled up into a monstrous list in some cases of the things we now list as resolutions, that we could have faced and dealt with at some stage throughout the year.

Hey now there is a thought… what if we did face and sort those things that come to challenge us as they arrive before us? That would mean there would be no need to make resolutions at New Year! Already done! Already sorted!

For me personally there are no resolutions to make this year, and no I’m not in the can’t be bothered group, it’s because this year I see what would be resolutions more as tasks/goals that I need and want to complete. This year more than ever I have taken a little “time out” to look where my failures have been over this past year, things that I could have done, but didn’t for one reason or another, looked at where I could have made better choices/decisions and how they have affected my life and the life of those around me. (We have to remember that all of our actions and thoughts have an effect on others to some degree, whether we want to admit it or not). I have also however taken time to look at my achievements, because we also need to be kind to ourselves, not become totally negative and try to find a balance, we mustn’t just look at the failures, because at some stage throughout the year we will have done something positive however small. I know that I have helped and supported some people in my life who are very important to me this past year, so there is a positive and helping people is very important and satisfying to me, so there is another positive, another achievement, so now I have two! And the list could go on. Don’t berate and drag yourself down by only looking at the negatives.

Failing at something, making a mistake, things not turning out the way we wanted need not be a negative, because there is always something to learn from it, and as long as we learn and understand the lesson (just as important), as long as we know we have done our very best, then it really is a positive because we have learned something, we have gained experience and knowledge. The important point here is not to use failure and the lessons from it as an excuse not to do our very best in all we endeavour to do! It could quite easily turn into a bad habit of half-hearted gestures and commitment to our personal responsibilities.

A good idea is to look at the things you want to achieve throughout the year, write them down as a list in two categories a “things I must do” and “things I would like to do” that way you are not putting too much pressure on yourself and if you are realistic in your listings and have things in the correct categories, then if there are a few let downs or failures their impact won’t be so severe.

As I said at the outset I don’t really have resolutions this year they are more tasks/goals things I want to achieve, some that I need to… If I do have a resolution it would be the one I aim for every year…. To be the best I possibly can be in all that I do.

Okay so….. What will you do with this New Year?

A New Year a new you’ a New Year’s resolution is simply a long term goal.

New Year’s Eve is right next door it has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.

Whether you’re looking to make a big change, or just tweak a few little things, the new year gives you the perfect opportunity to reflect on your behaviour and resolve to do better going forward.

What do you hope to achieve within the coming year.  They’re not really any different than any other challenging goal that we set for ourselves aside from the convenience of the calendar year as a tool for keeping track of our progress. Speaking of which…A resolution paired with a year has a very convenient structure for keeping track of progress. If you want to watch the march of progress, the calendar is set up perfectly for you. 52 weeks. 12 months. Four quarters. At the start of the year, you have a great structure for milestones and progress checks that fall right in place. This is so convenient, in fact, that it makes the new year a particularly convenient time to make a resolution.

Clear measurements of success make it easier to track progress. For example, if you’re seeking to get yourself into better physical shape,  stop smoking ,seeking out specific measurements of some kind for your health is very convenient.

The only one disadvantage of this approach is to get disheartened when one fails example, your trying to “quit smoking” and it just didn’t quite work out for that day but  one can always pick straight back up if you chose to.

Tradition dictates that every 365 days, you should try to kick bad habits and start your life anew a new year a new you. So sit down with a cup of coffee OR tea, a paper and a pen, and reflect: What kinds of New Years Resolutions will you make for yourself this January 1st?

Can your new year resolution make the top ten ?

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends

More than 50% of peaple vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends. this year  Make plans to meet up with friends for an evening  at a favourite  restaurant or take the family to one of these popular Pittsburgh places for family fun. Work shouldn’t always come first!

2. Fit in Fitness

The evidence is in for fitness. Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. Studies show that it reduces the risk of some cancers, increases longevity, helps achieve and maintain weight loss, enhances mood, lowers blood pressure, and even improves arthritis. In short, exercise keeps you healthy and makes you look and feel better. Why not make this the time to start getting in shape for one of these popular Pittsburgh Area Charity Walks, Runs or Rides?

3. Tame the Bulge

Over 66 percent of adult  are considered overweight or obese by recent studies, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Setting reasonable goals and staying focused are the two most important factors in sticking with a weight loss program, and the key to success for those millions of peaple who made a New Year’s commitment to shed extra pounds.

4. Quit Smoking

If you have resolved to make this the year that you stamp out your smoking habit, over-the-counter availability of nicotine replacement therapy now provides easier access to proven quit-smoking aids. Even if you’ve tried to quit before and failed, don’t let it get you down. On average, smokers try about four times before they quit for good. Start enjoying the rest of your smoke-free life! Even Allegheny County is trying to go smoke-free, and it’s taken them a few tries as well. Locally, there are a variety of free support services, hotlines and smoking cessation classes to help you kick the smoking habit.

5. Enjoy Life More

Given the hectic, stressful lifestyles of millions of peaple, it is no wonder that “enjoying life more” has become a popular resolution in recent years. It’s an important step to a happier and healthier you! Consider a healing centre, reconnect with your higher self read books on healing yourself to bring balance to your body, mind and soul. Or just get out and try something new! Take up a new hobby or try your hand at skiing. Go to a theatre performance, or head to the local spa.

6. Quit Drinking

While many people use the New Year as an incentive to finally stop drinking, most are not equipped to make such a drastic lifestyle change all at once. Many heavy drinkers fail to quit cold turkey but do much better when they taper gradually, or even learn to moderate their drinking. If you have decided that you want to stop drinking, there is a world of help and support available. Alcoholics Anonymous offers meetings throughout  many country’s . There is also  groups for Parents of Teenage Alcohol and Drug Abusers. There are also a number of treatment-based programs, as well as support groups for families of alcoholics.

7. Get Out of Debt

Was money a big source of stress in your life last year? Join the millions of peaple who have resolved to spend this year getting a handle on their finances. It’s a promise that will repay itself many times over in the year ahead.

8. Learn Something New

Have you vowed to make this year the year to learn something new? Perhaps you are considering a career change, want to learn a new language, or just how to fix your computer? Whether you take a course or read a book, you’ll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating New Year’s resolutions to keep. our Community College   offers a wide variety of “lifelong learning” courses, and  offer great recreational training for beginners of all ages. Most local colleges and universities offer distance and adult education programs.

9. Help Others

A popular, non-selfish New Year’s resolution, volunteerism can take many forms. Whether you choose to spend time helping out at your local library ,blog like I do, mentoring a child, or building a house, there are many nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really use your help. Or if your time is really in short supply, maybe you can at least find it in you to donate the furniture, clothing and other household items that you no longer need, rather than leaving them out by the curb to fill up our landfills.

10. Get Organized

On just about every New Year resolution top ten list, organization can be a very reasonable goal. Whether you want your home organized a little better so that you can invite someone over on a whim, or your office organized enough that you can find the stapler when you need it, these tips and resources should get you started on the way to a more organized life.  reduce the clutter in your life and find peace in your home.

Here at Mediums World we wish you all a happy successful and loving new year what ever new years resolution  you assign for yourself,  god bless.

Set Spiritual Goals for the New Year

When we set spiritual goals for the New Year we create a foundation for material goals to blossom. If we focus solely on the external – the exercise program, the weight loss, the financial plans, the career success – we end up feeling empty, even if we do achieve them. When we place our attention on the essence of these objectives, the true reason we want to achieve them, we feel whole and balanced. From this place it becomes much easer to manifest our heart’s desires.

Below is a process I use when setting goals for the New Year. As you set your spiritual goals, remember the wise words of Abraham Lincoln: “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Review Last Year

Before we move onto something new, we need to let go of the old. Everything that took place last year is gone. What remains are the lessons, gifts and growth. Review your past year before you set goals for the New Year. Here are some questions to get you started:

~ What were the challenging parts of last year? What did you learn from them?

~ What were the uplifting parts? What developed and blossomed as a result?

~ What surprises took place? How did you handle them?

~ What softened, what strengthened, what opened within you?

When you have reviewed all the ups, downs and in-betweens of last year, bid them a fond farewell and move onto the present and future.

Set Spiritual Goals for the New Year

It’s often easier to think of external, material goals, but within these are the seeds of spiritual growth. For example, I want to earn a certain amount of money next year. When I explore why, I see it’s because I want to feel free and abundant.

If I make the spiritual goals of freedom and abundance a priority, the money will naturally follow (as within, so without the saying goes). Examine all of the things you’d like to achieve next year through the following questions:

~ What will achieving each goal give you? Why do you really want it? How will you feel when you have it?

~ With each goal, what wants to emerge in you, what’s waiting to blossom?

~ What qualities do you value most – i.e. love, amusement, creativity, adventure? How can you turn these into goals?

~ What spiritual qualities would you like to develop, strengthen or deepen – i.e. unconditional love, forgiveness, patience, trust, truth? How can you embrace these in your life on a daily basis?

Spiritual goals are not necessarily measurable in the same way material goals are. There isn’t a measuring stick or end result to love, forgiveness and patience. They blossom and materialize in a variety of ways. Yet, with the simple power of intention, you can set them in motion without any specific plans in place. As Michael Beckwith reminds us, “The power within you is greater than the power that’s in the world.”

Written by Gini Grey

 

A personal note

I have been lying in bed feeling really unwell, trying to rest but can’t, the body needs to, but the mind will not at the moment. Even with all the training and experience I have, I can’t get it to rest, maybe because I’m unwell or maybe I’m just feeling sorry for myself? I don’t honestly know at the moment.

Tomorrow is my birthday another year older and this thought is what started the thoughts presently going through my mind, a further thought said that maybe I should share these thoughts with you. A birthday is really like New Years Eve, as New Years Eve marks the start of a new year for everyone a birthday is like the eve of a personal new year for each of us. So I have been looking back over this last “personal year” of my own and forward to what my next one may or may not bring. We all have hopes & dreams of what a new year may bring but in reality have no control over what the future holds for us, as everyone around us, their thoughts and actions affect us as much as our own, and so affect our future too. Therefore what we may wish for can be both taken from us or granted by the actions of others no matter how hard we may try to make our own personal dreams and wishes come true.

I have been looking back at the mistakes I have made, my own personal weaknesses that I have identified, and those I have noted in others. There have been major changes in my life over the past year, in certain areas I have put my life on-hold and in others simply gone with the flow of life to see where it will take me, but on the whole I have left a lot to Trust, Intuition and Faith, that I will be supported and guided by god, spirit, the angels and the universe, and that I am on my true pathway.

I have made mistakes over this past year as we all do, I have placed trust where maybe I shouldn’t have been so trustworthy, I have attempted to give my love, help and support to certain people and at times had it rejected or abused, but I know and understand that what I call the mistakes, are really lessons for me to learn. I have had to stand back and watch people I love make mistakes, knowing that I cannot help, for they have their own lessons to learn, something that I have re-learned and re-experienced this past year.

However this past year has also brought to me lots of love, kindness and support and also the opportunity to help others, including some new and very special people in my life, so you see there is always something positive, you just need to open your eyes, mind and heart to see it. I know that in this coming “personal new year” I have a lot to achieve, a lot to do, and my faith, love and trust will be tested & tested possibly to it’s limits, and therefore so will my strength of mind, body and spirit too.

My advice to myself? Try your best Steve to be the best you can be, keep your faith and belief’s strong, trust your own intuition and the link you have with the spirit world, listen and follow the guidance given by them, look after yourself physically, mentally and spiritually and always remember as you much as you give and share love you also deserve the same in return.

Thank you for listening…. please take care