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Nov
11
2018

How to Invite Blessings into your  Life

 

A blessing in today’s terms can be perceived as a gift, just at the right time. Others perceptions may see a blessing as a gift from God, a favor from heaven. Of course, the greatest blessing is life itself!  Therefore you are a walking, talking blessing upon this earth filled with light and energy. Now before I get super woo-woo, hear me out… you see blessings are not one sided, it’s a two way street in the world of blessings.  I invite you to step into the blessing you are, the blessing you can become or the blessing you will receive.

 

Anytime you hear from a special person stating I love you, I am proud of you, you are wonderful, the Universe/God, releases strength in you. These are not just words that you say; these are blessings that propel others toward their destiny.  Blessings that a Mother gives her child or children, a teacher shares to her students, a friend says to a friend, a wife and husband exchange are all blessings to reaching your true potential. That’s how powerful the energy of blessings can be.

 

Even a stranger can be a blessing, in disguise.  A blessing is a difference maker, the strategic piece to the puzzle that becomes the healing balm of what you may pray for or need, just in time, which pivots you to a place of belonging. What may seem minor to you can change the world with how you made that person feel. For example, I had a mailbox at a local spot in town where I picked up my packages and mail. I befriended the owner and got a chance to learn about her life and what a hard worker she was with running her service impeccably, as well as the sacrifices she made to please her customers. One day, I stepped into her office and sat down to say hi and catch up. Susan was dismayed and shared that her business was being sued from an unhappy bride and customer whose wedding dress was ruined upon shipping. Susan told her it was important for her to sign for extra insurance, in case anything happened in the delivery process, the new bride, against Susan’s advice, chose not to pay for the extra insurance. Long story short, the dress sent by Fedex endured a storm and the dress was ruined. The bride blamed the mail delivery service and was suing Susan for $5k.  As I listened to her story, I simply said, I would not lose sleep over this; it’s not your fault. A couple of weeks later I popped in to get my mail and Susan stopped me and said, “you have no idea how much your words meant to me, that was the first time I was able to sleep through the night.” It looked as if the world was lifted off of her shoulders. Apparently, the case was settled and even though she did not have to pay for the damage, she offered the bride half the monies, for peace of mind. So, a double blessing, Susan was relieved and the bride was given compensation for her entire dress between Fedex and Susan’s goodness from her heart. Who knew a simple statement, was a blessing to Susan’s ears that day.

Blessings come in ways you don’t expect that offer an approval when at a point of no return. Even the small blessings that come along add up. Like when you are in traffic and late for work and the guy waves you ahead in line, or you are short changed at the store and the person at the cashier says’ don’t worry about it or the time you lost your keys and go back to where you thought they were and a stranger looks at you and says, hey are these your keys?  The panic and near surrender to doom and gloom and then voila completely reversed, the skies open up and placed you in a spot of relief where all is well in the world. And you may think whew! Count your blessings, right?

 

Blessings are the gift that keeps giving; yet the problem lies with allowing the blessings to come in. You see, life is an enormous feast and most of us are only eating half of it. Think of all the good that has come to you where you shrugged it off, turned away or simply took it for granted. When life offers you a penny, you want a dime. When life offers you love, you reject it out of fear. When life offers you an opportunity, it’s shunned. This is the ego’s playground, the resistance that lies within of “ not good enough.” When you deny your goodness, you are denying others and by doing so you are saying no to life and blocking blessings from coming in.

 

We all want to live blessed lives free from health issues, or financial struggle, where our relationships are harmonious and we are thriving. Perhaps you are awaiting a blessing right now?

 

Here are a few tips to invite a blessing into your life:

Allow blessings to come in, you must say YES to life and live fully.

  1. Delight in the Universe and presence of your life force; engage in the power of you and childlike wonder.
  2. Be in the moment of life and life rewards you back with blessings.

3. Realize that you are already blessed, cause you are here on this earth as a spiritual being having a human experience. Shine your light.

4. Know that you are loved for who you are and we are blessed to have you. You are a blessing.

5. Blessings are happening frequently. From the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, all day everyday, blessings are taking shape in and around us. Believe it.

 

I leave you with one of my favorite quotes: “ I thank God for protecting me from what I thought I wanted and blessing me with what I didn’t know I needed.” – unknown

(article originally published in www.itsallpink.com)

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Jackie Ruka is America’s Happyologist and Leadership Strategist; learn more about her book and services at www.jackieruka.com. Download the free quick guide 5 Mindshifts to Massive Success. Get on Jackie’s calendar with a Clarity Game Change Session today!  

Aug
08
2018

The word centered, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary , is defined as emotionally stable and secure.

In today’s world one might concur that feeling centered, even if just for 15 minutes a day, may take a miracle. Miracles can happen! However, I am here to say that I learned to master the strategy to becoming centered by accident.

Suffice to say, this is NOT about learning to meditate. Albeit, I am an avid meditator and it has changed my life immensely over the years, however, meditation at one time, I believed, was a time waster. I literally had no time to learn how to quiet my mind to meditate. In fact , I thrived on the monkey chatter in my brain, believing the chatter was the gasoline to my adrenaline lived life, in hindsight it was also the stressor.

Many years ago I was hit with a triple whammy all in a matter of months, my Dad passed, a job I loved laid me off and the man I thought I was going to marry turned out to be mister wrong. All this change at once not only created extreme stress, I truly felt out of balance and lost. I tried to meditate but I simply could not get comfortable in my discomfort and I knew I had to find a path that had me excited and relieved at the same time.

Long story short, I stumbled upon a strategy that not only changed my life tremendously, I was manifesting my desires at a rapid pace by practicing the art of visualization. Through visualization we catch a glimpse of “what is” or  our preferred future. Anyone can do this and becoming centered is doable when you decide it to be. In other words, you must see it to believe it before it becomes a goal. And once you do your purpose begins to  align to your wants, desires and outcomes. This is the best moment to place your order to the Universe.

Think about your favorite athlete; perhaps a top tennis champion, Olympic gold down hill skier or soccer player, most champions started with a dream, however to narrow it down and get super focused entailed visualizing where he or she will land. The landing spot to where you want to be is paramount to the visualization process.

The question you may be asking  is, I don’t know where I want to land or what that looks or feels like? And that is perfectly ok, in fact, that is the exciting journey to becoming centered. Simply put, just think of your most happiest place, where your mind, body and soul feel at peace and immersed with heightened senses to your enjoyable surrounding. Once you become settled in to your dreamscape and begin to relax and release your thoughts. What happens is by opening your imagination, mental images that your intuition and third eye have held deep within begin to surface. Hence, the centered feeling within takes hold, this is also termed as outcome visualization.

A second example of  visualization is known as process visualization where imagining each step as if it already happened. I practiced process visualization when I decided to sell my home in California. I began to visualize the sold sign on my front lawn. I also wrote down a number of the amount I required to receive from the sale of the house and kept it on my night stand where I could see it every morning as I woke and every evening when I went to bed. I journaled every night that the person buying my home was a cash buyer and was receiving a very happy home filled with love. All my inspired actions, from sage-ing the house to decorating it as a welcome zen space for the new buyer instilled a quick cash offer in 30 days.

The combination of outcome visualization with process visualization is powerful and anyone can do it. Visualization is scientifically based that athletes who trained with visualization succeeded as winners versus athletes whose performance was based on  physical training alone. Therefore real world events with visualization has a profound effect upon the subconscious mind. The brain cannot tell the difference between imagination and reality.

Your thoughts and imagination are powerful. The more often you SEE yourself in your preferred future, with a strong feeling and belief behind it, the greater chance for your dream or desire to happen.

When you see your self as calm, relaxed and in tune, the greater you will feel as centered and stable.

 

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Jackie Ruka is America’s Happyologist and Leadership Strategist; learn more about her book and services at www.jackieruka.com. Download the free quick guide 5 Mindshifts to Massive Success. Get on Jackie’s calendar with a Clarity Game Change Session today!  

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