Monday, September 19, 2011

☺ Inspirational: Motivational Mondays! ☺

Time to get the positive momentum rolling for the week! Who's pumped?! Who's jumping around bursting with excitement! Rah rah rah!! Let's have another amazing blissful happy week!!! 

☺ Don't get overwhelmed by your stack of "things to do"... it can be intense sometimes and make you not want to do anything on your to do list at all. It becomes hard to know where to start and it's easy to lose motivation. Get that motivation back by picking up some momentum! Pick the 3 easiest items on your list and do those as fast as you can. There! You've already knocked things off your list! Once you've gained this momentum then the motivation comes back and you'll soon discover more and more things ticked off your list.  
☺ Learn about the Law of Attraction! I wrote an article about it Here. I highly recommend picking up the book "The Secret" though as well. It's all about using your positive thoughts to manifest all the things you want in life. And trust me when I say it works!! Understand it so you can use it! 
☺ Have a sense of Humor! Stop being so uptight and learn to loosen up a little! Laugh at jokes that aren't or are funny. Don't be analytical, just learn a little about sarcasm. Humor is a lovely way to feed happiness into the soul!   
☺ Only make Positive posts on your social networking sites! Facebook, twitter, tumblr, myspace, and so on... they are all notorious venues for people to complain and feel miserable about their lives. Stop affirming the negative things in your life! I challenge you to only write positive posts this week. Drop the complaining and focus on what is beautiful in your life instead.   
☺ Leave a "Love Note" for someone... It doesn't have to be your "significant other," leave a cute little "I love you" note for your friend, co-worker, anyone at all! Place it somewhere for them to discover later on. Spread the love and it will totally make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  
☺ Wake up to something Positive! When you first wake up in the morning set the tone of your day on a positive note. Find a happy photo, a motivational quote or picture, a song, whatever you can wake up to and make you immediately smile. Place it somewhere that your eyes will first see and wake up to.  
☺ Go Skinny dipping! It's getting colder here as the weather turns to fall, so have some fun before it gets too cold! Be a little bold and adventurous! Step out of that comfort zone! ;) 

I'm heading off to New York tomorrow so I won't have a "Motivational Monday" post for next week. But that's okay, you can just come back to this one, or an old one, and do it all over again! ;D Have a wonderful two weeks you beautiful wonderful people! 


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Sunday, September 18, 2011

☺ Inspirational: Weekly "Smile Up"!☺

This has turned into a bi-weekly "smile up" as opposed to a weekly one, but I am sure you lovelies don't mind. My life is busy as ever! So many changes happening with the website, blog, Alter-Eco Clothing, and life in general. There are a lot  of super exciting things going on in my life is really what I am getting down to, lots of changes but lots of fun and awesomeness. Not getting overwhelmed by any of it, rather I am simply focussed on the bliss which is life, smiling and dancing every day, and looking forward to each and every day and the future that is to come. 

September 18th Weekly "Smile Up":

Life is bliss, life is happiness, life is whatever you want it to be! Here's what my past two weeks has been filled with...

☺ Celebrated 2 years of marriage on the 6th. I have such a wonderful husband and beautiful growing relationship. I am a lucky girl! <3
☺ Lots of Manifesting and watching the Law of Attraction in action! 
☺ Mini road trip with an awesome girlfriend and got to meet two other awesome ladies that were her friends. Drove out to Winlaw, explored the little town where we got yummy lattes, snacks, and checked out this awesome second-hand store where each of us found a book! Camped out at the Halfway natural Hot Springs. Obviously enjoyed the hot springs, slept under the stars, played in the river and on the rocks, and enjoyed the beauty of the mountains and enchanting trees. We called the place our magical little Ferngully. :)
☺ Checked out Garlic Fest! Went home with lots of yummy squash and garlic (of course!). 
☺ Visited the Winlaw Festival after Garlic Fest and got to see my radiant friend at her booth. And got to see a 362 pound pumpkin! 
☺ Smoothie dates with lovely friends. 
☺ Sibling Dinner night. 
☺ Creating our Vision Board. 
☺ Thai food with my brother. 
☺ Played all day today with my younger brothers. So fun!
☺ Went out to see Ed Solo and go dancing and play and have a blast with two lovely ladies!  
☺ Lots of time with amazing wonderful people! I have the most amazing family and the most fantastic friends! Love you all! xo

Loving: Family • Manifesting • Feeling Blissful • Camping • Adventures • Singing •  Laughing • Gigling • Sunshine • Trees • Unique Earrings • Rocky the Zombie • Dancing til you feel awesome • Waking up with a smile • 

Interests for the week:
✯ Started reading "Cunt," I haven't really started reading much of it yet though so you'll have to wait for my verdict. It has been recommended to me a couple times and I found it second-hand for $3.00! 
✯ Happy movies! :D  
Music Playlist: Ed Solo. Checked out Erica Dee, a girl I went to high school with who is writing her own music now! The Pretty Reckless. *guilty face* Avril Lavigne's "Smile"... I can't help it, it's so silly and fun and happy! ;) A little bit of new Evanescence. 
✯ Food Faves: Raw Cheesecake Smoothies Endangered Species Chocolate dipped in Peanut Butter Thai food Raw Granola Squash Garlic  

Lessons of the week: 
Feel Good and Happy to Manifest your desires!! Act like a child and don't be ashamed! Be yourself always always! And don't be ashamed of that either! Embrace who you are!! Wake up to something Positive! Try to keep things Upbeat, whether it's movies, music, reading, whatever it may be... remember feeling sad is no fun. What you think you shall receive! So sometimes it's good to be careful what you're sending out. ;) PMA PMA PMA!!  

And remember, there's always room for everything and never be afraid of change! Choose your life and choose to smile! Tell me about your lovely weeks!! Pretty please? :)


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Friday, September 16, 2011

☺ The Law of Attraction (Manifest Your Life!) ☺

"When you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you acheive it..."

Imagine that everything in our lives was brought to us because of our thoughts. Imagine how life changing this could be! 

Well, it's true! It's the great secret to life which is beginning to surface and come into awareness, and you can now use it to make your life everything you've always wanted it to be! 

This is the Law of Attraction, and it is the most powerful law in the universe. 
The Law is, has, and always will create your entire life experience, drawing everything that has come, is coming, or ever will come into your life. This entire life experience is created by You--by your Thoughts calling the law of attraction into action! The law must always respond by drawing the images of your thoughts back to you.

First, let go of negative reactions...
The idea of this can trigger some pretty negative initial feelings. People don't like to take responsibility over their lives or accept the possibility that the negative experiences of their life were brought to them by their own doing. When looked at negatively, then yes, denial and anger are pretty immediate reactions. But the responsibility of this is not a bad thing if you can allow your eyes to open to the possibilities and power that may enter your life in accepting this great, and rather wonderful, responsibility. Let go of the negative responses, no one is saying that you necessarily wanted the negative experiences of your life, and no past experiences make you a bad person either. Again, let go of negative responses and embrace the positivity that awaits you. It is my personal opinion that everything happens for a reason and there is always a lesson to be learned. That being said, when you are aware of the Law of Attraction then you can allow yourself the control to transform your life, to make it beautiful, and to make it everything you ever dreamed of--quite literally. 

Okay, so before you think it's just some hippie mambo-jumbo talk, allow me to elaborate and explain...

Thoughts are Magnetic and have a Frequency
This is the "how" of the Law of Attraction so to speak. And this is fact. 

It is scientifically proven that our thoughts can actually be measured because they have a frequency! Much like a radio tower, your thoughts are emitting a frequency and so that frequency is sent out into the Universe. 
Your Thoughts have a frequency!!! How cool is that? Yes, I'm allowing you to take that in for a moment. Got it? Okay, on we go. 
Now as well as having a frequency, your thoughts are also Magnetic. Whatever it is you are thinking about you are magnetically drawing that to you. 

So... as you think thoughts, they are sent out into the Universe and those thoughts are carried off on a frequency and magnetically attract all like things that are on the same frequency. Whatever you think about most is going to appear and reappear in your life.  

Like Attracts Like

The next thing to understand is that "like attracts like." Meaning like thoughts attract more like thoughts. So, think about or dwell on something negative and you will draw more similar negative experiences to yourself. But if you think about Positive thoughts and focus your attention on the Positive then you will draw more positive experiences into your life. 
This is why the spiral effect occurs or the "having one of those days" starts. If you start your morning by stubbing your toe and immediately let it get you in a bad mood then something else will go wrong and you stay in that bad mood so then something else goes wrong and then something else, and things quickly spiral as more and more things go wrong, keeping more like negative experiences coming to you because you are staying on that negative frequency. Simply switching your frequency would change your entire day! Imagine starting your day with a smile and keep that smile and more and more good things will come to you!  
Hate attracts hate. Love attracts love. Kindness attracts kindness. Blah attracts blah. Like attracts Like. 

Makes sense right? 

"Thoughts Become Things"
Whatever you think about you are drawing to you! Remember "Thoughts become things" as a reminding mantra to pay attention to your thoughts. This is why having a Positive Attitude is so important. If you always focus on the negative then guess what? That is what is going to repeatedly show up in your life. Focus on Positive Happy thoughts instead and watch them keep coming into your blissful life!

Thoughts are magnetic and will draw the parallel back to you. And the law responds to those thoughts no matter what they are. This is why some people's lives have so much negativity, because they focus so much attention on the negative, on what they don't want. That is the image they are holding in their minds on a consistent basis so the universe responds by drawing that image back to them. 

Start saying and thinking "this is a kind and giving Universe!" and the Law of Attraction must respond by giving you a kind and giving Universe. 

Focus on what you Do want! 
The problem many people have had is that they spend all their time thinking about what they Don't want instead of what they Do want. Well the Law of Attraction doesn't decide the "don't" or "dos" it picks up the images of your thoughts, the basis of the thoughts. So if you consistently think about what you Don't want then that is what is going to keep showing up in your life. If you instead start focussing on what you Do want then the law will respond by bringing that back to you. 
Keep your mind and thoughts off the things you don't want and instead only on the things you Do want. 
Think about what you DO want and not about what you Don't want. 

Place your Order with the Universe; Ask, Believe, Receive! 

There are three steps to calling the Law of Attraction into action to your greatist benefit. This is how you can "Place your Order with the Universe!" 

Step 1. Ask: Like a magical genie in a lamp, Ask the Universe for what it is you want. Get very clear about what you want and then Ask. But only ask once! It's like placing an order at a restaurant (except you're placing your order with the Universe), you only order once, you don't place your order over and over again, that would present doubt. 
So ask once and... 

Step 2. Believe: Know that your wish is on its way. Act as if you already have it. If you have thoughts of doubt then you are sending that doubt out into the Universe. If your thoughts contain noticing not having it, then guess what? You will receive more of not having it yet. You must Believe! Have unwaivering faith. Know that it is already yours.  

Step 3. Receive: Feeling good and happy is the biggest most important part. You must place yourself on the frequency of receiving, which is feeling good. You must feel your manifestation into existence. Feeling is key. So feel you have it now. If you don't feel good then you are not on the frequency of receiving. So feel gooooood!!!

Ask Once. Think about what it is you want and do not allow any contradictory thoughts to surface in your mind. Make what you want your dominant thought. And feel Good! 

Inspired Action:
Sometimes your manifestations will just be delivered right to you, just boom, there it is. Other times you will receive some inspired form of action to take. But this action is effortless, never forced, it will be something you hardly even have to think about or realize you are doing, and it will feel joyous and good. If you are in action trying to make something happen then you are going backwards and displaying lack of belief. 

Have Faith in the Universe!

"See what you want as absolute fact. This will manifest what you want with speed of light. The second you ask, it is fact in the Universal spiritual field, and that field is all that exists."

Above everything, you just need some faith. The Universe will always find a way to bring whatever it is you want to you. You don't need to know the how or why, leave that part to the Universe. You just have to know that whatever it is you want it already yours and on its way to you. Everything in the Universe is connected, and it's all energy, and the Universe always finds a way. 

"You can start with nothing, and out of nothing and out of no way, a way will be made." ~Michael Bernard Beckwith.

If you want to change your life then change your attitude and change your thoughts. Change the frequency by changing your thoughts. And watch your world transform! The Law of Attraction is working all around you. Now that you are aware of it I know that you, like myself, will see evidence of it everywhere and every day! It is a truly wonderful and amazing world we live in. Make your life everything you want it to be. And remember; thoughts become things. 

"What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."  
~Napolean Hill

I really wanted to share information about the Law of Attraction with you, but I truly feel like I can only just brush the surface with this article. I highly recommend that you pick up the book "The Secret" because it is so much more in-depth and inspirational and life-changing. Watch the movie as well but the book gives you so much more to work with and is a lovely reminder as you read it to use the law of attraction and to feel inspired by it.


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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

☯ What's in My Closet; "F**k Fur!" Top! ☯

As a vegan and an adorer of all things cute, I couldn't refuse buying this super blatant, in your face, but cute "F**k Fur" shirt from PETA's online shop. 
Of course, being the designer that I am I also couldn't just leave the shirt the way it was as I don't with most shirts I buy, plus it wasn't particularly flattering on my figure and I destroy white in a matter of minutes. So, I took my own twist on it, added some colorful lavender organic fabric and voila, new adorable flattering top I now prance around town in. ;) 


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Monday, September 12, 2011

☺ Inspirational: Motivational Mondays! ☺

Lately I can't stop smiling, laughing, and being absolutely blissful--and you can too!!!! Get your life on track! Anyone can do it! If you need some extra motivation, well then, you've come to the right place! ;) 

☺ Go Shopping for the things you want! If you believe you shall receive! So take the experience of owning or doing whatever it is you're after to the closest level you can! Shop for that new house, test drive that car you want, visualize yourself already in possession of whatever it is you desire.   
☺ Prioritize your Life! You may  have heard this story before but it's always a lovely reminder. When you're feeling overwhelmed or that you just don't have time for everything you want to do, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.
☺ Smile all day! I don't care if you're at home by yourself or out in public, SMILE!!! It feels great! You'll feel great! Smiling tricks your brain into thinking you’re happy! Try keeping a smile on your face all day long and try telling me you did not have a fantastic day!  
☺ You CAN! Remember this quote; "Whether you think you can or think you can't, either way you are right." ~Henry Ford. So choose to think that you Can! 
☺ Skip down the street! It's fun! You'll feel absolutely blissful! Who cares who's watching? Be free to have some fun and act joyfully!  
☺ Breathe into your Stomach... not your chest. Most people breathe into their chest instead of their stomachs but it is much more beneficial to breathe into your stomach. Start consciously breathing into your stomach. It may seem a bit arduous at first but after a while you won't even think about it! 
☺ Do a Good Deed! Not only is it good karma but it spreads positivity to those around you, to yourself, and to the Universe. Plus you may inspire others to do the same.

As always, wishing you the most fantabulous week ever! And remember to smiiiile!!!! ;D 


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☺ Inspirational; The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee ☺

We always complain about not having enough time in a day, we're too busy, life is too short, blah blah blah. Make time! This is a wonderful story if you haven't heard it before when you feel like life is overwhelming and you need more hours in a day... remember The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee...

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.  They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions--and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else--the small stuff. "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your  spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first--the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

...or tea. I prefer tea! But you get the message. ;) 


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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ⓥ Vegan Kitchen: Vegan "Ferero Rocher" Ice Cream!! Ⓥ

I'll admit before I was vegan I was a huge Ferero Rocher fan! I never thought I would find a vegan alternative for this although I never really looked either. This was an "accident" really as I went for a Rice Dream ice cream snack one evening. This combination is devine and super easy and now I know I need not worry about missing out on Ferero Rocher. ;)  

Ferero Rocher Ice Cream

1-2 Scoops of Chocolate Rice Dream Cocoa Marble Fudge
2 teaspoons Almond Butter
1-2 tablespoons Millet Rice Nature's Path Cereal

The measurements are whatever you really feel like, I never really measure anything out, I just kind of go for it. I just plop everything into a mug and mush it all together and then voila! Vegan Ferero Rocher-tasting ice cream! Yum!!! Hopefully you all enjoy this as much as I do. I was really quite excited when I accidentally discovered this combination of heaven! 


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Monday, September 5, 2011

☺ Inspirational: Motivational Mondays! ☺

Hooray it's Monday! Life is so wonderful! Let's make the week awesome, yes yes?! :) 

 ☺ Interpret things Positively! As always, this is about focussing on the positive and how it will change your life experience and view of the world. I experienced a perfect example of this the other day when my lovely friend interpreted another person on a negative level because she was nervous over something. Same conversation (I was present during this), and I interpreted the situation on a completely positive level. Exact same conversation. If you have a negative interpretation then your experience will turn out negative. If you have a positive interpretation then your experience will be positive. Simple as that. 
☺ Create a Vision Board! This is an exercise to aid the process of the Law of Attraction and gain the things you ask the Universe for... Place pictures of all the things you want, and pictures of how you want your life to be, on your "Vision Board." Put your Vision Board in a place where you'll see it often and take it all in on a daily basis. Visualization is an important step to the Law of Attraction so help yourself out.  
☺ Go Camping! Nature rocks!!! Go out and enjoy and embrace it before it gets too cold to! Camp in your backyard if you have to! However you do it just do it and love it! 
☺ Forgive and Get over it! Life is too short to hold onto grudges. Learn to forgive people and move forward. You don't gain anything from remaining stagnant on a negative. I've mentioned this before, but it is also important to respect when a relationship is healthy or not and you are allowed to walk away from it. But that doesn't mean you can't still forgive someone and get over things instead of holding onto that negative energy. 
 Observe and Admire all Wildlife... and I mean really take the time to admire the beauty. I am pretty observant when it comes to nature but sometimes it's easy to dismiss the beauty of the little things like little birds or insects. The other day I really stopped and admired this cute little bird; with its fluffy brown feathers, yellow beak, black stripes on its tiny head. Details! Admire them and take it all in! 
☺ Give food to a Homeless person! They are people too, although in our society we like to forget. They have a story, they have a life, they are living beings just like you and me, and they need that extra compassion. So share and be nice. It could totally make their day! Don't give them money though, only food! It's the golden rule! 
☺ Press the "Happy Button!" Keep your finger on the "feeling happy" button. Press it now and keep your finger pressed down on it firmly, no matter what is happening around you or what life decides to throw you today. 

And remember the other golden rule: Be Happy!!!! ;D Have an amazing lovely week full of excitement! Enjoy the beautiful weather while we have it and have a wonderful Labor Day! 


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Sunday, September 4, 2011

☺ Inspirational; When Life Gives You a Sign, Trust it! ☺

We ask things from the Universe, from God, from Life, from whatever sources we believe in all the time, at both a subconscious and conscious level. Sometimes we do so without even realizing we asked for it. Sometimes we want it with all our might. But the funny thing is that we don't always acknowledge the answers or the signs that follow our request. If you ask the Universe for something you are going to receive it--unless you doubt that it will actually happen. So start accepting the signs when they appear. If you're looking really hard for a sign that is often when they don't appear. When you let the mind go and release your request to the Universe then an answer will appear effortlessly. Sometimes you are just straight-forward given what it is you ask for. Other times the Universe provides us with hints or clues, or sometimes blatant flashing signs queueing us to take action. Basically, I am here to remind you to not ignore those obvious signs. We have this problem of not believing or trusting that good things will actually come to us. We see the signs and that is sometimes when we doubt and start saying to ourselves it's just "coincidence" or that it doesn't mean anything at all. When Life gives you a Sign, take it! 
Today I received a blatant sign to take action about something I have been manifesting lately. And I mean blatant, in my face, and obvious. When this sign came to me I undeniably knew what it was. Tears almost came to my eyes from the beauty of this life we're given and the gifts it has to offer. There was a time in my life when I would have dismissed that sign for nothing, had doubts about it, and it would have fallen through the cracks of space. And how silly would I have felt then? I'm in a place of my life where I trust the "powers that be" and that synchronicity is something profound and meaningful and that we are allowed to have amazing wonderful great things happen to us! We are deserving and we need to be open to receiving. 

So if you're waiting for a sign, don't worry that you might "miss it." You can't miss signs from the Universe because you will see it and feel it at the very core of your being. Don't allow your mind to play the games of passing it off as nothing. Take those signs full-heartedly and have trust in the Universe and in Life. Life is beautiful and we deserve beauty and fantastic things in our lives!   


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