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Expanding Your JoyGood Morning! (Well it is in my part of the world!)
I was listening to one of the Abraham Hicks recordings the other day and they have a great tool I wanted to share with you. Actually they have loads of helpful processes, but I think this one can be applied to so many situations it is really worth remembering.
Abraham talks about getting into the Vortex, so you get lined up with all your dreams and desires. That simply means getting in sync with who you REALLY are.
We get very caught up in our roles - Busy Mom, Efficient Worker, Stressed Commuter, Supportive Husband etc. But in this crazy busy world,
we often do not really connect enough with our inner wisdom, with our loving energy, or even with our bodies. We are mostly in our heads thinking of all the things
we need to DO!. One of the best ways of stopping and connecting with ourselves - and of course our kids and partners - is to practice
I'll explain how you can use it in several ways that will have a powerful effect. Firstly I'll explain the context that Abraham suggests is the BEST way to use it. It is not always so easy to get ourselves "in the Vortex" - and most of us have plenty of times where we are struggling to feel good - the kids are squabbling, money seems tight, there simply are not enough hours in the day, etc etc. Of course those are good times to reach for tools that help you to move to a happier, more peaceful state. Lets face it, Happy Parents, make Happy Kids. The more you are connected with your own inner wisdom and joy, the better parent you will be.
But Abraham suggests we use this tool when we ARE happy. Why? Because the more we train ourselves to notice what is good around us the more we tune our energy to that, then of course the more we connect and bring more joy into our lives. So the Ten Things I Love About This game is a great one to play with the kids when you are having FUN. You are teaching them appreciation, you are increasing the good energy around your family, you are showing them how much you enjoy and love them, or how much fun you are having, and you are modelling to them how to increase the joy in any situation.
I also think it is a great little tool to use with your kids, only change it to 10 Things I Love About YOU . . . (It is also a really good one to do for your partner!) This is actually more powerful than just I love you. We often say this almost automatically, and of course we mean it, but we may not actually be very connected to the energy of it. Calling it out as they rush out the door to school, is only sending a smidgen of love with them, but if you have stopped and connected to the things you love about them, you are adding so much more power and energy to your love.
I would also suggest you take three slow deep breaths to give yourself time to stop and connect inside before you rush into your list! There are lots of opportunities you can use the Ten Things I Love tool, here's a few of my ideas - please let me know how you used it!
Guess what I'm about to do? My husband and I both totally forgot our wedding anniversary yesterday, so I am going to write him a letter with Ten Things I Love About YOU!
How did you use this powerful little tool? Comment or share your stories below
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Jerry and Esther Hicks
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Free Gift For Independence DayEven if you are not in USA or don't celebrate Independence Day, you can still have a present!
July is Freedom Month, and July 1 thru 7 is National Financial Freedom Week, so my friend Amanda van der Gulik who is one of the worlds experts in teaching children about money has offered my readers a free gift! Amanda is a homeschooling Momepreneur who is dedicated to helping improve the financial literacy of children and young adults around the world through her creative, fun and interactive products and courses.
Now the cool thing about your gift, is the gift changes depending on when you visit the page! You might get 50 Money Making Ideas For Kids or The Six Magical Piggy Banks Video! Or you might even get the book I featured in which is Allowance Secrets - a fantastic collection of chapters from Parenting or Financial Experts around the world. She has a number of fantastic gifts that will give you some great ideas about how to teach your kids to be financially savvy.
Featured Parenting QuestionThis week's featured question is one that came in a while ago, and the theme relates to many similar questions I often get asked. This Mom is worried about how much influence her relatives will have on her little boy. We want our kids to be surrounded by positive uplifting energy, but clearly we can't control every environment they are in.
Read the question and my reply here:
Have a Wonder-Filled Weekend
With Love, Annie D:)
P.S I'd love to read your comments!
Comments? Questions? Ideas? Thoughts?
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10 Parenting Tips Contest EndedI'll be notifying the winner shortly and will publish them in the next newsletter. We got some fantastic entries, you guys ROCK! It is going to be hard for us to choose a winner!
You can however still publish your top 10 Parenting tips even if you missed getting an entry in.
Featured Book Review
The S*T*A*R* Powered TwinsUsing Star Powered Words (I love that idea!) this great little book will have your kids learning all about the Law of Attraction in no time!
by Dorothy Lecours
Helping kids to realize the power of their words and that focusing on using positive language to empower their dreams is a fabulous lesson to learn at a young age.
The S*T*A*R* Powered Twins, Jase and Grace, take your kids on an adventure that will build their self esteem and help them to focus on what they CAN do by eliminating words like I Can't or Don't.
Dorothy and her illustrator have done a fabulous job with this book, and I wouldn't mind betting there will be some more adventures with the S*T*A*R Twins!
Highly Recommended by ME!
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They specialize in all sorts of games you can play with Children and Adults and your party will be heaps of fun with this set.
There is a 4th of July Scavenger hunt, A Quiz, silly activities, Independence Day Trivia and More.
Heaps of fun!
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