Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Shifting Perspectives: Expect Miracles

Oggie Poster • Photo attribution: Aaron Burden | Unsplash

I came across a derivative of this quote by Osho from a video that cited a similar quotation from the late metaphysician and inspirational author, Dr. Wayne Dyer.  Any which way you word it, the thought is the same: let's turn the 3d world on its head.  Instead of dismissing miracles as the purview of prophets long gone, let's acknowledge that miracles can be a daily occurrence in our lives. It's easy to dismiss small things -- like picking a P20 on the street, or getting a bit of help from a stranger but if we tweak our perspectives, these are miracles in themselves.  

Renowned metaphysicians of yore such as the late Bob Proctor are quoted as saying that whatever we give attention to expands. Changing our perspectives on life and living is free and freeing. Recognizing miracles, big or small, is the gateway to being grateful, which in turn, is the gateway to more blessings.  Will be posting similar quotes I find inspiring featuring mini posters I do using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop from hereon. As Dr. Wayne Dyer said, "Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change."

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Ken Honda's "Happy Money" Is A Metaphysical Revelation And A Healing Journey That's Worth Reading (And Re-Reading)

Image from Ken Honda's site www.kenhonda.com
 "The energy that we put into the world, our beliefs and words and attitudes, is the energy that comes back to us." - Ken Honda

This is one of many memorable quotes from Ken's inspirational book "Happy Money - The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money."  You would think he's not talking about money when you read the above quote but he is.  And that is precisely why I like his book. He puts money in more perspectives than the rational Webster dictionary definition would tell us.  And if you think long and hard about it, money is not just a paper/coin/crypto/digital concept but an energy concept. I say this because yes, it is a medium of exchange (for services, products, et al) but it is also a living, breathing thing that enlivens and animates people, projects, and what-have-you.  Conversely, it also has the power to do the reverse.

It's usually a taboo subject in most circles, as polarizing as discussing religion or sex, even among close friends. The concept of money being happy is in itself intriguing and thought-provoking.  At its simplest, happy money is money gained or given in a state of happiness and joy (like getting paid for a job one really loves).  The book also made me probe deeper into my parents' and grandparents' money beliefs which have deeply affected my own beliefs. It's a wonderful exercise on this journey towards removing my money blocks (most oft-cited example is 'money is evil') and rebooting my relationship with money (a friend and ally, not a foe).  And I ought to learn how to be a good receiver, not just a good giver.

Monday, January 23, 2023

The Wisdom Of Florence Scovel Shinn

It's the day after Chinese New Year Eve, a time to think ahead for the year which is the Year of the Water Rabbit according to Chinese astrology. I'm rereading the works of the renowned American metaphysician, Florence Scovel Shinn, foremost of which is the book, "The Game Of Life," along with the wonderful "Your Word Is Your Wand."  It's good to be reminded time and again that words whether spoken or kept in one's thoughts (or both) are powerful manifestors of 3d reality.  Honestly, it's all too easy to get caught up in one's circumstances in life (in my case, the string of 'misfortunes' I had from last year to the present) that it's easier to throw in the towel and just give up. 

The graphic I did on Illustrator from scratch reflects one of my favorite Florence Scovel Shinn's quotes -- an acknowledgment that the tides are turning in my favor. Another is "Infinite Spirit, open great abundance for me. I'm an irresistible magnet for all that belongs to me by Divine right."  And another one, "I give magical service in a magical way. I render magical service for magical pay." I still want to believe that life is magical and that I matter, even if present circumstances seem to not reflect it. There's a magical reason why I survived long Covid, among many hurdles I had last year.  I am enough.  I am winning.  I matter.

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