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Day #34  Lucky

Today is July 11th or 7 – 11.

To some folks these are lucky numbers. Nevada was the first state to legalize gambling in 1931 and often times you can find souvenirs adorned with the numbers 7 and 11.

Having lived in Nevada for decades, I’m very fortunate not to have caught the gambling bug. However, one thing I did learn when first moving here, there is no such thing as a lucky number.

You can beg to differ with me and that’s okay, win or lose, it’s your money.

Seven come eleven is a term used in the game of craps where a “natural” is a roll of two dice with a score of seven or eleven on the come out roll. If players wagered money on the “pass line” bet – they win.

And that’s my extent of knowledge about the game of craps.

What I do know about is luck.

Did you know the definition of luck in Webster’s Dictionary is, “the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person’s life, as in shaping events or opportunities; good fortune; success.

I don’t believe in Lady Luck being “the force.” Although thoughts that other people were luckier than me persisted until what I think of as the true force, the CEO of the Universe, found me and lessons of the Law of Attraction (another force) were learned.

I will reap what I sow and what I give out will return to me.

BEING the person I want to be in my mind and my thoughts, asking with thankfulness and taking action, while releasing the outcome is a habit that makes me feel lucky.

As I routinely ask to be open and receptive to the good and abundance of the Universe, good from unexpected sources pops into my life.

It can in your life too.

Let the Universe maneuver circumstances to give you good. Make life-enhancing choices that magnetize good into your life. Cooperate with the CEO of the Universe by treating people with love, respect and appreciation and step forward when doors of opportunity swing open.

It worked and is working for me. My life improves for the better every day.

Today’s affirmation is, “I am lucky. I believe in the Law of Attraction and receiving good from unexpected sources; especially when I make wise life-enhancing choices.”

Transformation, one word, one day at a time.

Change your outlook.

Change your behavior.

When asked, “How are you?” answer with today’s word.  

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Day #32  Playful

Have you ever had a morning similar to this?

The other morning I woke up feeling really off. Nothing was wrong, just felt off.

Getting ready for work I banged my shin on the edge of the bed frame. Buttoning my shirt a button in a very strategic position fell off. And my hair . . . oh let’s just not go there.

Then my husband began telling me about the horrifying news of the day. It made me sad and angry at the way people are treating other people.

Went to post the blog for “Today’s Word Is . . . “ and the computer mouse decides to act up.

Not just act up; it threw a tantrum of epic proportions. What should have taken me about ten minutes to accomplish took forty-five minutes and there you go, getting to work on time was cutting it too close.

Especially when I had to take the time to ponder giving the computer mouse a horrific death.

As I’m racing down the street heading for my place of employment, a man in a huge truck looked right at me, pulled out in front of me and slowed waaaay down. He wasn’t even bothering to do the speed limit and traffic was too congested to pass him.

I think those kind of people have control issues.

Anyhoo, my thoughts were in a terrible place and I caught myself thinking the whole day was going to be ruined, darn it.

I started deep breathing; after all I had plenty of time with Mr. I Can’t Even Do the Speed Limit setting a snail’s pace. And I calmed enough to remember one of my favorite affirmations:

“I have the power to choose how I feel, whatever the circumstances.”

I can feel as good in this moment as I do on a Saturday when I’m having fun or when I’m on vacation. Or wait, when I’m at Disneyland home of the mouse that would never do something as cheesy as nibble away at my blog posting timetable.

Found myself smiling at fond memories of taking my daughter to Disneyland. Soon I was thinking and living out playful cheerful thoughts. I felt more optimistic and knew the rest of the day could be awesome. The truck in front of me turned leaving me a clear path . . . to a red light.

That was okay, because in my mind I was in line getting ready to savor a corn dog at Disneyland (which is the BEST on the planet) and contemplating riding the Matterhorn. Eh, what’s a red light?

Barely made it to work on time. Everything during the day didn’t go smoothly, yet I felt good. Playful. Full of fun. The people I interacted with picked up on that vibration and life was light and humorous.

Once again, the Law of Attraction worked. What you give out is returned to you.

The day could have been filled with gloom and doom. Sadness, anger, and yuck. I have absolutely no control over what other people do. I can only control myself and my thoughts. Recalling fun, life-enhancing memories transforms my feelings and brightens the day.

Today’s affirmation is, “I am playful and cheerful when I breathe deeply and recall fun memories to take the place of gloomy or dispiriting thoughts.

Transformation, one word, one day at a time.

Change your outlook.

Change your behavior.

When asked, “How are you?” answer with today’s word.  

Playful 7-9-2016 © 2013 - 2016 Susan C. Fix All Rights Reserved ABlueSquash.com

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Day #30  Improved

Quite often in marketing we see and hear the phrase “New and Improved!”

This usually means the manufacturer tweaked their product to improve its performance, reliability, or appeal. Sometimes the product is altered for safety reasons.

I often looked at myself as a “product” in the business world, especially when I was a job seeker.

It was all about performance, reliability and appeal. Making myself noteworthy to an employer. Took college classes, attended workshops, and targeted my reading material to put me on track to be successful in my job or to land a job.

Unfortunately I didn’t balance it enough with improving myself for myself and I burned out from attempting to please other people.

I could barely reach for my toothbrush, let alone my highest potential. My entire belief system went up in flames as I crashed from mental and emotional exhaustion.

This was one of the darkest times during my transformation journey; yet it turned out to be the best of times. Because I had to be willing to take a long and lengthy look at my “product” and investigate why I didn’t take better care of myself so I could reach my highest potential and get the Law of Attraction to work for me in a positive way.

Here are some tips on how I changed and am continuing to change my core beliefs.

BE WILLING

Be open to change. Acknowledge and be willing to admit that there is always room for improvement in the mind, heart, body, soul and spirit. Even people who look like they “have it all” are making adjustments, constantly learning and staying in touch with life coaches or mentors.

The subconscious will resist change and cling to core beliefs. Being willing lets the subconscious know that “Hey willingness isn’t so bad or threatening. I guess I could be open to listening and taking a peek.”

READ “YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE”

Louise L. Hay wrote the classic book on transformation and restructuring one’s life. She writes about willingness and the steps to take to peel back layers of resistance. Hay has assisted thousands of people on their path to reaching their full potential daily.

DIG PAST THE SURFACE

Be willing to examine where your core beliefs came from. Question them. Is your belief system out of date? Is it based on other people’s beliefs and expectations? What emotions are attached to the beliefs?

ASK YOURSELF WHY

Why do you want to change? What will you get out of it? How will changing core beliefs affect your life? Why don’t you want to become new and improved and reach your highest potential?  Many times feelings of unworthiness and fear stop us cold and prevent us from moving forward.

SHIFT YOUR PARADIGM

A new perspective changes the way you see things.  The only way I was able to change my perspective was to ask for help from the CEO of the Universe. You may find other ways to alter your view point. I needed a supernatural power to give me the strength, courage, and wisdom to blast through core beliefs written in stone.

Accept that becoming new and improved takes time and energy. Refuse to rush the process.

Today’s affirmation is, “I am willing to be new and improved. I am capable of growing and reaching my highest potential every day.”

Transformation, one word, one day at a time.

Change your outlook.

Change your behavior.

When asked, “How are you?” answer with today’s word.  

Improved 7-7-16 © 2013 - 2016 Susan C. Fix All Rights Reserved ABlueSquash.com

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ABlueSquash.com is devoted to transformation and reinventing life. Topics and projects are wide and varied as inspiration is found around any corner anytime, anywhere.

The author of this blog does not presume to offer psychological therapy nor advocates the use of any technique for the treatment of any specific or traumatic psychological condition without the approval and guidance of a qualified psychotherapist. The writer’s intent is to convey personal experience in the hope it may be of help in others’ personal quests for mind, body and spirit improvement. If you use any of the information as a form of self-therapy, the author / writer assumes no responsibility or liability for your actions.

Today’s Word Is . . .

365 Days of Transformation One Word at a Time©

Day #5  WORTHY

There was a time in my life when all my issues were rooted in feeling unworthy.

When I felt unworthy I focused on complaining because nothing felt right. I focused on condemnation, judgment and criticism of others. If I couldn’t feel good then it wasn’t fair someone else felt good. Tearing down someone, anyone made me feel better.

Such a sad, undesirable way to exist.

During my transformation journey I repeated the affirmation, “I am worthy. I am willing to believe I deserve to love, appreciate, respect and value myself” multiple times during the day. Every day.

Every time my subconscious pushed back with reasons not to believe the affirmation. Paying close attention, I wrote the reasons down and worked through where and why I got the idea I wasn’t worthy. Then I worked on choosing life-enhancing beliefs because I was willing to believe I could.

Discovering the Law of Attraction and the Law of the Mind taught me that what I believe – what I vibrate to – is magnetized into my life. I no longer chose to magnetize unworthiness.

If I didn’t feel worthy for myself first, no one else would “give” it to me.

I learned to vibrate at a different level by choosing a different channel.

Like radio waves set to the worthy vibration, other people dialed in, picked it up and tuned in.

Among a couple others, Worthy and Fearless are two words that will be repeated during the 365 Days of Transformation One Word at a Time©.

One word, one day at a time.

Change your outlook.

Change your behavior.

When asked, “How are you?” answer with today’s word.

Worthy 6-12-2016 © 2013 - 2016 Susan C. Fix All Rights Reserved ABlueSquash.com

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ABlueSquash.com is devoted to transformation and reinventing life. Topics and projects are wide and varied as inspiration is found around any corner anytime, anywhere.

Write an Abundance Check on the New Moon

Are you on a personal transformation journey? Does it include being open and receptive to more abundance and wealth in your life?

The definition of abundance doesn’t always pertain to money. It could mean improving relationships, discovering your life’s purpose and the richness it brings to your spirit and soul, increasing confidence and the use of your gifts and talents, freshening your skills, and much more.

Writing an abundance check to the self is a popular visualization tool for creating more abundance in life. When visualizing, remember to experience the emotion you will feel when having your desire fulfilled.

Why write it on the new moon?

Hand writing a list of wishes, hopes, dreams, and goals on the date of the new moon uses its energy to set an intention, create a vision, and intensify manifestation.

I first heard of writing a new moon list in Wyoming in the 1980’s. Decades later, still find myself amazed at how many items “show up” from each month’s list. Some arrive quickly, while others seem to take their own sweet time in the land of “no way, not yet, just keeping waiting.”

February 8, 2016 is this month’s new moon. Writing an abundance check on the new moon will boost its energy. If you believe that kind of stuff is “nonsense,” then at least try writing the check on any date you choose – there are hundreds of success stories out there, including actor Jim Carrey’s.

Here’s the video of Jim Carrey on Oprah describing the ten million dollar check he wrote to himself.

How do you write an abundance check to yourself? Here are seven steps:

  1. Use a blank check or create one, just make it as realistic as possible.
  2. Write a future date that you expect to receive the abundance.
  3. Make the check payable to you.
  4. Specify the amount you want – any amount – from just wanting to make ends meet or super-sizing it to make a dream come true.
  5. The memo section can be left blank or be specific on what you are doing to receive the amount. Remember to avoid negative wording or wording that could be misconstrued into a negative.
  6. Sign the check The Universe, Law of Attraction, God, Divine Intelligence, anything that you believe is the force and has power to bring it to you.
  7. Look at it every day, several times a day

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You are welcome to copy the check I created for my own use. Used the key and lock to symbolize the Universe’s and my energy as the key to unlocking:

  • success and prosperity.
  • unlimited abundance.
  • the ability to focus on my dreams and goals.
  • any doors that hold me back.
  • knowledge and training needed to move forward.

NewMoonCheck.com is a fun site with samples of abundance checks, instructions and in-depth astrology information.

Now go write that check!

I’ll be reviewing other “transformation” tools in future posts. Please share in comments if you have written abundance checks (and the results) or leave a comment below. Thank you! 

© 2013 – 2016 Susan C. Fix All Rights Reserved

ABlueSquash.com is devoted to personal transformation and reinventing life. Topics and projects are wide and varied as inspiration is found around any corner anytime, anywhere.