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Becoming aware of choices

I read the poem called “There is a hole in my sidewalk” by Portia Nelson,
and it helped me to remember
how important it is for me to become aware of my patterns
that are not supportive,
and choose consciously what is best for me.

Here is the poem that I would like to share.

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“Chapter One of My Life.
I walk down the street.
There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault.
It still takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two.
I walk down the same street.
There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I’m in the same place!
But it isn’t my fault.
And it still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three.
I walk down the same street.
There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there.
I still fall in.
It’s a habit!
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter Four.
I walk down the same street.
There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter Five.
I walk down a different street.”

― Portia Nelson,
There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery
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I Hope you will become more aware
of your choices each moment of your life.

Love, light, Angel blessings!
Chiwa Higashi

http://ShineLightNow.com/english
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*ANGEL MESSAGE:

Go deep in your heart
and connect with your divine Self.
You will receive an answer
that you have been waiting for.
Listen..
And follow the guidance.
You are always loved and supported.

There is someone out there in the world…

There is someone out there in the world who needs your love.
There is someone out there in the world who needs your light.
There is someone out there in the world who needs to hear your message.
There is someone out there in the world who needs to read your story.
There is someone out there in the world who needs to connect with you.
There is someone out there in the world who needs your hug.
There is someone out there in the world who needs your smile.
There is someone out there in the world who needs your support.
There is someone out there in the world who needs your peace.
There is someone out there in the world who needs your wisdom.
There is someone out there in the world who needs what you have within.

It is time for you to be who you are, and go into the world
to share your light.
Universe is guiding you each moment.
And you are fully supported.

Love, light, & Angel blessings!
Chiwa Higashi

http://ShineLightNow.com/english

Never Ever Hive Up

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/its-not-failure-its-a-lesson/id1014754680?i=366505819&mt=2

This is a wonderful Interview. Carol Graham interviews me about my story. I hope it will inspire someone who really needs it.

Want to wake up happy every day? Here’s how!

Joy! That word has always struck a chord of incredible emotion for me.

It must be why I imagined my angels suggesting “Living A Joyful Life” as the name of my business back in 2008.

Even now, as I think of the immense joy I have been blessed with feeling over these past eight years and growing, tears come to my eyes and a sense of gratitude so strong that I feel my heart might explode. And as I say to my twins, Drew and Kelly, on a regular basis, “I just want to pinch myself to be sure that it’s real!”

Yes, I am truly grateful for my life as it is at this moment, in this part of my journey. This life I live daily is nothing short of miraculous for me, when I think of all that I have. By no means do I feel that this is all there is, or that I have reached my pinnacle.

But, I know that if I stay true to my soul, and live my truth as best I can each day, I will take myself to higher and higher levels of joyful growth. This is because I am resigned to being present in each of the moments of my busy day, living the amazing experience called “The Game of Life” to it’s fullest.

You can feel this way too! Each and every one of us has the pure potential of creativity within us (whatever name you choose to call that power: Universe, God, I am, Soul, Consciousness, Life, Energy, Allah, etc.) That power is the source of your truth. We are capable of creating, not just discovering, the life that we dream of.

It is up to us to choose the path of joy and personal happiness. And it all begins with LOVE. Yes, it begins with you “Choosing Love.” You must choose to reside in the love that you are, as love is the answer to everything.

When you choose love each moment, you begin to change your life, to have whatever you truly want. You also feel deeply peaceful and calm along the way. When you ARE LOVE, your world changes to more joy, calm, peace, and love. Isn’t that what you truly want?

My client Gayle once said to me, “Mary Lynn, isn’t that all that everyone wants: to wake up happy every day?” It’s as simple as that. We all want and deserve to wake up happy every day. So, I tell you now in this moment of clarity, happiness is a choice for each one of us. We can all choose happiness or not.

Here’s how.

Happiness is a strategy. Once you believe it is possible and tell yourself this repeatedly, you will know the thoughts, words, and actions you must put in place to make it happen. Your mind is very powerful… it will show you the way.

Here are 5 steps to get you started:

Have the right mindset. Know the power of your thoughts, and constantly replace negative thoughts with better feeling thoughts. In other words, “flip the switch to joy.” Do this consciously and intentionally all day long. When you learn to focus more and more on what you want right now, you’ll begin to see a shift in how you feel and what you are creating for yourself. While your thoughts are the beginning of the creative process, remember, it’s your feelings that are doing the creating.
Unleash your imagination. Get crystal clear about what you want and have unwavering faith. Expand the power of your imagination by asking yourself what you truly want. Do you know? If not, ask for clarity. Try a little journaling and just daydream about who you want to be, what you want to do, and what you want to have.
Don’t wait another moment. Get started now! Write down your goals. It’s been proven in a Harvard study that you’ll be 1,000 percent more successful when you do this! There is some mental work to be done here as you shift your beliefs. Create a new story that defines your future life into something that makes you feel great.
Take inspired action now. Ask yourself what you can do right now, from where you are, with what you have, to make it happen – and get started immediately. Be sure to make it fun, as there is always a way – even if it just starts with forming a smile on your face to get you moving in the right direction.
Always follow your gut instinct, and be grateful! As you begin to see results, have incredible and endless gratitude. Be grateful now for everything that you already have in your life, big or small. The power of gratitude has been scientifically proven to advance the receiving process more quickly.
So, here is to your happiness and joy in 2016… and forever after! Here is to you finding the source of your calm and peace within. And finally, here is to you changing your world in a way that allows you to live a joyful life now!

The article was published on The New Press

I am a master of Advanced Life Concepts, certified life and business coach, motivational speaker and author, with more than 30 years as an entrepreneur and corporate executive at two Fortune 100 companies. Connect at LivingAJoyfulLifeNow.com or call 239-498-7290 for more information.

Want to wake up happy every day? Here’s how!

Joy! That word has always struck a chord of incredible emotion for me.

It must be why I imagined my angels suggesting “Living A Joyful Life” as the name of my business back in 2008.

Even now, as I think of the immense joy I have been blessed with feeling over these past eight years and growing, tears come to my eyes and a sense of gratitude so strong that I feel my heart might explode. And as I say to my twins, Drew and Kelly, on a regular basis, “I just want to pinch myself to be sure that it’s real!”

Yes, I am truly grateful for my life as it is at this moment, in this part of my journey. This life I live daily is nothing short of miraculous for me, when I think of all that I have. By no means do I feel that this is all there is, or that I have reached my pinnacle.

But, I know that if I stay true to my soul, and live my truth as best I can each day, I will take myself to higher and higher levels of joyful growth. This is because I am resigned to being present in each of the moments of my busy day, living the amazing experience called “The Game of Life” to it’s fullest.

You can feel this way too! Each and every one of us has the pure potential of creativity within us (whatever name you choose to call that power: Universe, God, I am, Soul, Consciousness, Life, Energy, Allah, etc.) That power is the source of your truth. We are capable of creating, not just discovering, the life that we dream of.

It is up to us to choose the path of joy and personal happiness. And it all begins with LOVE. Yes, it begins with you “Choosing Love.” You must choose to reside in the love that you are, as love is the answer to everything.

When you choose love each moment, you begin to change your life, to have whatever you truly want. You also feel deeply peaceful and calm along the way. When you ARE LOVE, your world changes to more joy, calm, peace, and love. Isn’t that what you truly want?

My client Gayle once said to me, “Mary Lynn, isn’t that all that everyone wants: to wake up happy every day?” It’s as simple as that. We all want and deserve to wake up happy every day. So, I tell you now in this moment of clarity, happiness is a choice for each one of us. We can all choose happiness or not.

Here’s how.

Happiness is a strategy. Once you believe it is possible and tell yourself this repeatedly, you will know the thoughts, words, and actions you must put in place to make it happen. Your mind is very powerful… it will show you the way.

Here are 5 steps to get you started:

Have the right mindset. Know the power of your thoughts, and constantly replace negative thoughts with better feeling thoughts. In other words, “flip the switch to joy.” Do this consciously and intentionally all day long. When you learn to focus more and more on what you want right now, you’ll begin to see a shift in how you feel and what you are creating for yourself. While your thoughts are the beginning of the creative process, remember, it’s your feelings that are doing the creating.
Unleash your imagination. Get crystal clear about what you want and have unwavering faith. Expand the power of your imagination by asking yourself what you truly want. Do you know? If not, ask for clarity. Try a little journaling and just daydream about who you want to be, what you want to do, and what you want to have.
Don’t wait another moment. Get started now! Write down your goals. It’s been proven in a Harvard study that you’ll be 1,000 percent more successful when you do this! There is some mental work to be done here as you shift your beliefs. Create a new story that defines your future life into something that makes you feel great.
Take inspired action now. Ask yourself what you can do right now, from where you are, with what you have, to make it happen – and get started immediately. Be sure to make it fun, as there is always a way – even if it just starts with forming a smile on your face to get you moving in the right direction.
Always follow your gut instinct, and be grateful! As you begin to see results, have incredible and endless gratitude. Be grateful now for everything that you already have in your life, big or small. The power of gratitude has been scientifically proven to advance the receiving process more quickly.
So, here is to your happiness and joy in 2016… and forever after! Here is to you finding the source of your calm and peace within. And finally, here is to you changing your world in a way that allows you to live a joyful life now!

The article was published on The New Press

I am a master of Advanced Life Concepts, certified life and business coach, motivational speaker and author, with more than 30 years as an entrepreneur and corporate executive at two Fortune 100 companies. Connect at LivingAJoyfulLifeNow.com or call 239-498-7290 for more information.

Choosing new

When you have learned a lesson and you are done with a particular pattern
that no longer serves you, universe will help you to let go.
You may get some signs or messages from divine that clearly show your new direction.
You may feel resistance to fully let go, if you are so used to living with your patters so long.

Everything changes as you evolve.
If you are in the process of change, just take a deep breath and decide to let all go.
Don’t hold onto anything.
The best thing for you is to totally surrender and allow it to be.
Once you let go, new doors will open.
New opportunities will come.
New relationship will develop.
And everything will be better than before,
because you are going to the next level of your soul evolution.

Have courage to let go, and choose new.
All will work out perfectly if you allow it.
You are always guided and supported.

Love, light, & infinite power!
Chiwa Higashi

http;//ShineLightNow.com/english

*Angel Message:
You have shifted your vibration and you have attained higher consciousness.
We are guiding you to a new level of your work,
Everything in your life will change accordingly.
Trust that all is in divine order.
We love you and we are supporting you.

Choosing new

When you have learned a lesson and you are done with a particular pattern
that no longer serves you, universe will help you to let go.
You may get some signs or messages from divine that clearly show your new direction.
You may feel resistance to fully let go, if you are so used to living with your patters so long.

Everything changes as you evolve.
If you are in the process of change, just take a deep breath and decide to let all go.
Don’t hold onto anything.
The best thing for you is to totally surrender and allow it to be.
Once you let go, new doors will open.
New opportunities will come.
New relationship will develop.
And everything will be better than before,
because you are going to the next level of your soul evolution.

Have courage to let go, and choose new.
All will work out perfectly if you allow it.
You are always guided and supported.

Love, light, & infinite power!
Chiwa Higashi

http;//ShineLightNow.com/english

*Angel Message:
You have shifted your vibration and you have attained higher consciousness.
We are guiding you to a new level of your work,
Everything in your life will change accordingly.
Trust that all is in divine order.
We love you and we are supporting you.

What if we’re wrong?…

What if we’re wrong?

What if the moment we burn more calories than we take in throws the body into energy storing mode?

What if our weight does not define our health?

What if how we view food, movement and ourselves is the problem?

What if ditching diets is part of increasing our overall wellness picture?

What if it’s more important to accept ourselves “as is” than it is to try and live up to someone else’s idea of who we are?

What if the only way to know our “ideal weight” is to stop dieting and let the body do its job?

What if we don’t really have control over our weight?

What if dieting actually increases weight?

What if BMI charts are wrong?

What if the body determines how many calories it needs?

What if all we have do is listen and respond to the body’s fuel need signals?

What if we’re wrong about human health?

What if dieting throws the body out of homeostasis, which leads to hormonal imbalances?

What if we broke all the dieting rules and handed control over to the body?

What if we’re wrong?

Guess what? We’re wrong….

Angie Taylor – www.AttractingWellness.com
www.Facebook.com/taylorangie
www.Facebook.com/AttractingWellness

Always try to add value even if you will not get the credit

Always try to add value even if you will not get the credit. The rewards will find you in the right time.

Your motivation should not be for instant recognition. It should not be for instant reward. Adding value to something should be done for the result that it will bring. Your intention should be to increase the experience or enhance that which your are willing to add value to.

When you let go of the need to receive instant recognition, you become open to helping and improving the world around you. You become a source of sharing, of giving, of helping. In turn, you will receive that which you give from sources that are not visibly connected. It is not a matter of maybe but a matter of definitely.

Add value simply because you can. Adding value will leave you feeling good. It will bring better things and situations into your life. It will free you of petty score keeping and competition. And it will bring rewards to you in abundance.

It is in the power of giving that benefits will find you. It is one of the powers that create your invincible power. It is defined as so.

The Power of Giving

Give before you receive, perform before you reap the benefits, offer before you take. It is in the giving that the flow of abundance will pour over you. It is in the sharing, the helping, the selflessness, that the receiving will manifest. There are many types of giving. It is in the giving of great value without worry of equal compensation that the power of giving magnetizes.

It is in this way that you can send gifts to your future self. It is in this way that you can plant the seeds of abundance. It is one of the ingredients for creating your own future. Always try to add value, always keep this in the forefront of your mind.

Light has come

When I woke up on Nov 11, I felt that something was shifted in me and in the world.
I didn’t know what it was, but I felt different than usual.
The sun was shining brightly outside window. I felt the light and felt peace.
I immediately opened “ The Course in Miracles” and found lesson 75.

“The light has come. You are healed and you can heal.
The light has come. You are saved, and you can save.
You are at peace and you can bring peace with you wherever you go.”
“Today the time of light begins for you and everyone.
It is a new era, in which a new world is born.
The old one has left no trace upon it in its passing.
Today we see a different world, because the light has come.”
“The light has come. I have forgiven the world.
The light has come. I have forgiven you.”

I meditated on this message and felt peace.

We are constantly changing and shifting our consciousness.
I am grateful that we are supporting each other
in this amazing time on Earth.

Love, light, & blessings!
Chiwa Higashi
http;//ShineLightNow.com/english

*Angel message:
Find quiet time to be with yourself.
Let go of whatever is no longer serving you.
It is time for new.
Remember that you are the light in the world.
We are with you and supporting you.
We love you.

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