How to attract more of the things you want

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Have you ever heard any of these phrases?

“Energy flows where attention goes.”

“What you focus on expands.”

“What you empower, you attract.”

This idea has been stated in many different ways, but the message is basically the same:

You get more of what you focus on, so focus on what you want.

These aren’t just nice sounding phrases—they actually have real world applications. In fact, applying this concept in my own life has dramatically increased my happiness, success and overall mental health.

I’m going to share with you why this concept is so important and how you can also benefit from it by applying it to your own life.

Here's the deal:

Whatever you give focused and intense energy or emotion to is what you will tend to get more of in your life. You’ve probably observed this on your own already.

Here's an example from my life: There was a time when I was radically changing my diet and was adopting a healthier lifestyle. The thought I would have on repeat was, "no one will understand."

Can you guess what happened?

People did not understand me! They didn't understand why I had chosen to shift my habits.

Was it that I surrounded myself with unsupportive people? OR could it have been that my focus on the fear they wouldn't understand colored my behavior? 

Looking back, I now realize that it wasn't that I had unsupportive people in my life, it was that I was focusing on the doubts people had regarding my lifestyle changes and was interpreting them as unsupportive.

Because of this, I was more defensive and I often came off as judgmental.

Eventually, I became excited enough and focused enough on improving my own health that I was no longer paying attention to what others thought.

And guess what?

All of a sudden people seemed supportive of what I was up to. So much so that I even became a resource for friends and family who were trying to make improvements to their health and diet.

The amazing lesson: You will continue to get more of whatever it is you are giving your energy to, regardless of whether that energy is positive or negative.

What you love, you empower. What you fear, you empower. What you empower, you attract.

Emotions like love, fear, gratitude and anger are highly energized states and all have potent creative power.

So understand that when you are constantly complaining about or dwelling on something you dislike, you are also paradoxically bringing it to life and making it more real.

For example, if you're constantly stressing about not being able to afford things or pay your bills and you're always thinking about money while in this negative energy state, you're not actually focusing on money, you're focusing on the lack of it.

In this example, you would shift your focus to the things you can afford, the bills you can pay, and the things you are doing to increase your income.

It's a subtle distinction, but a very important one.

Complaining or worrying about something only reinforces and perpetuates those unwanted realities. Too often, people give their energy and attention to the things they don't want and not enough to the things that they do. 

If you do not want something in your life, don't give it any attention!

Don't create campaigns against it.

Don't try and bring awareness to it.

Instead, bring awareness to what you prefer. Focus on that and breath life into that.

It's very simple:

Talk about your blessings more than your burdens.

Focus on what you want, not on what you don't.

Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.

Imagine what could go right instead of worrying about what could go wrong.

You get the idea.

Focus on that which you would like to experience more of and you will draw more things like it into your life.

You get what you focus on, so focus on what you want.

I have this mantra on repeat in my mind. It may seem simplistic but it's the simple things that are often the most powerful.

None of this is to discount the very real negative experiences and circumstances that we may face throughout our lives and the impact that they have on our mental and emotional states.

I simply share these concepts with you to help you deal with the everyday challenges you face but also to help you be more prepared to deal with the more rare and grave negative events that may happen. 

Much love,

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Mindset for 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

As the year 2016 starts people have various ideas of how it should be, some dont want what happened in 2015 to repeat itself(financially and otherwise). Its so easy for bad experiences in 2015 to repeat itself but with God and a renewed mind you can have the best 2016 ever. Here are a few tips to improve your 2016

1) Pray more
2) Forget about the bad experiences and focus on the good that happened in 2015 if you must think back.
3) Be extremely positive minded
4) Celebrate people
5) Stop blaming people for your problems, take responsibility
6) Love more.
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what is the power of the Holy Spirit

Sunday, 30 August 2015
Question: "What is the power of the Holy Spirit?"

The power of the Holy Spirit is the power of God. The Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, has appeared throughout Scripture as a Being through and by whom great works of power are made manifest. His power was first seen in the act of creation, for it was by His power the world came into being (Genesis 1:1–2Job 26:13). The Holy Spirit also empowered men in the Old Testament to bring about God’s will: “So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came upon David in power” (1 Samuel 16:13; see also Exodus 31:2–5Numbers 27:18). Although the Spirit did not permanently indwell God’s people in the Old Testament, He worked through them and gave them power to achieve things they would not have been able to accomplish on their own. All of Samson’s feats of strength are directly attributed to the Spirit coming upon him (Judges 14:61915:14).

Jesus promised the Spirit as a permanent guide, teacher, seal of salvation, and comforter for believers (John 14:16-18). He also promised that the Holy Spirit’s power would help His followers to spread the message of the gospel around the world: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The salvation of souls is a supernatural work only made possible by the Holy Spirit’s power at work in the world.

When the Holy Spirit descended upon believers at Pentecost, it was not a quiet event, but a powerful one. “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” (Acts 2:1–4). Immediately afterward, the disciples spoke to the crowds gathered in Jerusalem for the Feast of Pentecost. These people hailed from a variety of nations and therefore spoke many different languages. Imagine their surprise and wonder when the disciples spoke to them in their own tongues (verses 5–12)! Clearly, this was not something the disciples could have accomplished on their own without many months—or even years—of study. The Holy Spirit’s power was made manifest to a great number of people that day, resulting in the conversion of about 3,000 (verse 41).

During His earthly ministry, Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:1), led by the Spirit (Luke 4:14), and empowered by the Spirit to perform miracles (Matthew 12:28). After Jesus had ascended to heaven, the Spirit equipped the apostles to perform miracles, too (2 Corinthians 2:12Acts 2:433:1–79:39–41). The power of the Holy Spirit was manifest among all the believers of the early church through the dispensation of spiritual gifts such as speaking in tongues, prophesying, teaching, wisdom, and more.

All those who put their faith in Jesus Christ are immediately and permanently indwelt by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11). And, although some of the spiritual gifts have ceased (e.g., speaking in tongues and prophecy), the Holy Spirit still works in and through believers to accomplish His will. His power leads us, convicts us, teaches us, and equips us to do His work and spread the gospel. The Holy Spirit’s powerful indwelling is an amazing gift we should never take lightly.

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea and Honey

Monday, 10 August 2015

Bad cholesterol levels too high? Lower your cholesterol - and protect your heart health - with cinnamon tea. Research tells us that consuming cinnamon tea may help lower bad cholesterol levels.

Cinnamon has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Cinnamon fights viruses (such as cold and flu viruses), inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria (like E. coli or the bacteria that causes UTIs), and combats infections (such as medication-resistant yeast infections caused by the fungus Candida albicans).
Cinnamon is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation has been linked to many health concerns and harmful diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer, diabetes, infertility, obesity, PCOS, IBS, Crohn's, osteoporosis, and heart disease. Cinnamon tea is a natural, tasty way to fight and protect against the potentially destructive effects of inflammation.

 ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the  Copenhagen  University , it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it.  It destroys the germs in the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours.  As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured.  According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.  To make it lukewarm,  place it in a small jar and let it set in warm water for awhile.

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack.

Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat.  In America and Canada,  various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

GAS: According to the studies done in  India and  Japan , it is revealed that if Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA – FLU: A scientist in  Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ' Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
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Morning Devotion

Monday, 10 August 2015

Accepting Criticism
{Dr Charles Stanley}
Proverbs 10:17-18
Nobody likes criticism. It’s often unsolicited and rarely fun. Many times, we reject our critic’s words because of the harsh spirit in which they are spoken.
Yet God can take even a wrong attitude, bad timing, or harsh tone of voice and still tell us something we need to hear. That’s why we are wise to pay attention when someone critiques us. Invited or not, criticism forces us to examine ourselves and take notice of weak areas. This helps us discover who we really are and avoid unnecessary mistakes. If we fail to listen, our potential for mental, emotional, and spiritual growth is limited.
While not all opinions are valid, it’s important to respond well and evaluate criticism correctly. First, do not immediately reject the comment, blame the person, or defend yourself. Instead, consider what was said and ask God if He’s trying to tell you something. Then, thank the person for his interest in your growth, and explain that you’ll reflect on his observation. If he was sincere, he’ll be appreciative, but if his intentions were negative, this will disarm him. Next, evaluate the criticism and determine what exactly is under scrutiny—your beliefs, your character, your behavior, or God? Finally, view this as an opportunity for growth, and, if necessary, apologize to the person you’ve offended.
Jesus died on the cross for our sake, so we as believers are certain of His approval. When we remember this, the disapproval of others will take on less significance and cause less hurt. Then, as we learn to respond correctly, we will be blessed to find ourselves growing.
GoodMrn Jesus. GoodMrn Nigeria. GoodMrn World. Smile 😊 Jesus Loves You   Have a Fruitful Week and Remain Blessed.😇
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Kenya Rejects Obama's Gay Rights Lecture

Monday, 10 August 2015
President Barack Obama is in Ethiopia Monday, the first sitting American president to visit East Africa's second most populous nation. He's holding talks with Ethiopian and African Union leaders on counterterrorism, human rights, and regional security.
Obama wrapped up a two-day visit to Kenya Sunday, where he urged leaders in his father's homeland to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equals, and protect the rights of homosexuals.
"I've been consistent all across Africa on this," the president said. "I believe in the principle of treating people equally under the law, and that they are deserving of equal protection under the law and that the state should not discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation."
But in a tense exchange, Kenya's president rejected Obama's message on gay rights, saying it was one value Christian Kenya does not share with the United States.
"The fact of the matter is that Kenya, the United States, we share so many values, but there are some things that we must admit we don't share -- our culture, our society don't accept," President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
"This is why I repeatedly say that for Kenyans today, the issue of gay rights is really a non-issue," he continued. "We want to focus on other areas that are day-to-day living for our people."
In Kenya, homosexual relations carry a punishment of imprisonment. In this overwhelmingly Christian nation, many residents shrugged off the U.S. president's lecture on gay rights.
"Of course, the way President Obama talked about gays and what have you, lesbianism or transgender, whatever, according to him, you know, we took him as an American. He was answering like an American," Nairobi resident Ibrahim Lincoln said. "But according to our African cultures, the Christian beliefs -- we say no."

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Nice Way to Pray Without Ceasing..

Sunday, 9 August 2015

During an exceptionally inspiring conversation, a stranger unknowingly showed me an entirely new way that we can go about our daily lives, as a collective, that brings more love, more serenity and a much deeper sense of connection to all that is.

We spoke about many things: love, purpose, perception and loss. But the one thing that stuck out in particular was his words about prayer. They struck one of those deep cords of truth within. I felt their effects reverberate throughout my entire body.

“What we want moves further away, but what we already love and appreciate comes freely.”

He mentioned he doesn’t set a time aside each day to pray or to sit in meditation. Instead he gives thanks to everyone and everything continuously, all the time.

This man lives his entire life, each and every moment, like a prayer.

Setting aside a few moments each day to pray, to meditate, to plug in, is better than not doing so at all, as it provides a plethora of benefits.

As he spoke, he showed me the possibility of a new way of being, a new way of walking throughout this life.

It’s so easy to be swept away by the busyness and the consumer culture of Western society, always craving more, wanting more or wallowing in a feeling of not having, being or doing enough.

Deeply moved by our conversation, my mind couldn’t help but daydream how different our world would be if we all lived in this way.

What if every single one of us lived each and every moment like a prayer?

What if…

Every time we ate, we prayed for all the people who brought our food from the earth to our plates.

Every time we dressed, we prayed for the people who turned mere fabric into beautiful clothes.

Every time we took a step, we blessed the earth below us.

These things not need be said aloud of course, but sweetly, silently, momentarily—a constant prayer
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