Friday, 29 June 2012

The Treasure Map to Love


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“Align yourself with your life purpose and find your bliss, or else run the risk of falling out of love with life.”
— Mickie Kent

We are all searching for the most reliable, easiest-to-follow map anyone can possess to find every treasure he or she desires in life, whether that treasure be gold, love, health or anything else that adds richness to life.

How many times have you said to yourself, "I want my life to change?" And how many ways and times have you tried to change it? Did anything really work? What if YOU could give you the confidence you need to change it? What if YOU could give you the inner power to change anything in your life? What if YOU could flood your body with warm peace every single morning? What if you went through every day feeling deeply loved? And special? And worthy? What if? What if there were a way to infuse confidence, warm peace, power, and love into your body every single day?

If only we could all discover life's ultimate treasure map. It'd show you how you can unlock the power of your subconscious mind to achieve your dreams and goals. Paulo Coehlo wrote, "That's what makes life interesting - believing in treasures and in miracles". Think about how much more brilliant life is when you believe in treasures and in miracles.

Your treasure map is your compass to a life filled with blissFor many of us, going in search of our own treasure map for a golden life means altering our lives. And that is hard to do. We are creatures of habit, and you would need to drag most of us kicking and screaming out of our comfort zones. That's no exaggeration. For some, it takes a near-death experience to finally get the message that their lives need to change.

Have you ever had a near-death experience? For those who've knocked on the gates of mortality, the event is often life-altering. When you face death, you reassess your priorities. And faced with the enormous fragility of life, is usually the wake-up call that pushes people to transform their entire mindset.

But should we really only break out of out shells of stagnancy after nearly losing our lives? If by an incredible stroke of luck, you are able to escape an almost certain death then I can understand how life-altering that will be - for some their identity will completely change.

For some of us, however, it's not a major change we need - just a slight tweak to a good life. Have you ever awakened one day and realised that, although your life is going pretty well, there's just one thing tugging at you?

Something inside is telling you that something isn't quite "right" in your life. Or maybe it feels more like something is missing. Perhaps those feelings are trying to let you know you haven't been pursuing your dreams. For many, dreams about the future started when they were youngsters.

Ask yourself, are you properly using your gifts to build your success? Many of us are aiming to better ourselves, but we're using the tools of success in the wrong context. But you don't need to be at death's door to go through an intensive journey to reconnect with your sense of self.

You might have grown to admire your uncle who's a great golfer and wanted to try golfing to emulate him. Or maybe you do golf but there's that one golf course in Europe that you really want to play.

It could be that your English school teacher, whom you loved, always told you what a great writer you were. But after high school, you've hardly written even a short story. You always thought you'd get back to writing, but just haven't taken the time or effort. It's time to pursue your dreams and dig for the treasures in your life!

Follow a trail of bliss

Review these tips about following your bliss. You might realise that you can go after your special goals while living your life and "taking care of business".

  1. Ask yourself, "Is there something I've wanted to do for a long time?" If so, what is it?
  2. Write down your goals for the future. Obtain a spiral notebook and devote it to your dreams.
    • Take this "Dream Notebook" and pen to the park or front porch. Then, ponder your dream. Write everything that comes to mind. Record your dreams on a small bit of paper and affix them to your bathroom mirror.
    • Each day, when you see that message to yourself about what you want to do, it will inspire you.
  3. Pledge to do just one thing each day or week to chase after your dream goal. Maintain your momentum toward following your bliss.
    • Make your dreams a priority in life.
    • Avoid allowing anyone or anything to get in the
      way of pursuing your dreams.
    • Who knows what can happen when you "keep your
      eyes on the prize?"
  4. It's rare to accomplish dreams in a short period of time. Accept that you'll be following your most cherished wishes for the long haul.
  5. Think about ways to divide your path to your dreams into "chunks". For example, if you've always wanted to travel to France to see the Eiffel Tower, you could separate your dreams into sections like:
    • Read everything you can about France and the Eiffel Tower.
    • Explore the subjects on the web.
    • Become an "expert" about the topics of your dreams.
    • Even though you might struggle financially to make ends meet, set up a separate bank account for your "dream" trip to Europe and make regular deposits (at least monthly), no matter how small.
    • Regardless of what your dreams are, think of a way to move toward them somehow.
    • Vow to keep your momentum going so you can achieve your dreams.
  6. It's okay to re-vamp or even totally overhaul your dreams. You can let go of a dream you had for a while if you discover you really aren't interested in that goal any more.
    • As you grow and mature, it's not unusual to develop new interests and dreams.
    • You can feel comfortable transitioning into a new goal to pursue.
    • Give yourself permission to let go of an old dream, alter it, or even add a new goal.
  7. Avoid thinking of your dreams as impossible for you to accomplish. Dreams keep you moving forward in life.
    • Tell yourself it's entirely within the realm of
      your life to pursue and fulfil your dreams.
    • You truly deserve to have goals and dreams, no matter what your situation.
    • Following your bliss will enrich your life in so many ways. Allow yourself the opportunity to fulfil your special goals in life.

Live authentically by following your bliss

Most people spend their lives in jobs they either hate of tolerate. They even convince themselves that they enjoy the work by emphasizing the positive details of their employment. They are fulfilling, perhaps out of pressing family necessity, their lower destiny.

They may think if they did what they really want to do instead of the work they think society requires them to do, it would not be beneficial for civilisation. Actually it is better for civilisation that they do. If everyone "followed their bliss", some believe the world would emerge as an entirely different world whose inhabitants live authentic lives.

Only so many breaths are allowed us from the moment we are born until we die. To squander them on something we cannot call our own is to waste our natural inheritance, the most precious commodity we possess, time.

It is better to "fail" in the pursuit of our real work than to succeed at anything else that isn't. Success in the latter would actually be a betrayal of our own truth, while pursuing the former is living the authentic life. When we accept other people's notion of what is successful or not, we are putting aside our inner truth. To follow our higher destiny, we must have the strength and courage to be true to ourselves.

Men and women who steer the course of their lives with their inner truth travel the hero's journey. To them, it is less important that some heroes meet tragic ends than that they used their time heroically.

Life's real value is found only in the quest for one's own truth, regardless of the outcome. Coincidences are not rare, disconnected episodes. They go beyond themselves to form series of interrelating connections between you and your true path in life. They form a subtle guidance nudging you in the direction of your higher self. They direct you along a nobler path toward your fate, the hero's journey you must take in your quest for the authentic life.

You are worth the effort

Pursue your dreams because you're worth it. You must accept who you are and everything that you do. Dare to declare that you are the best and what you are doing is the best. The truth is that everyone is best in their own way.

Why should we expect anything less than the best from the gifts that others have to offer? Being the best doesn't have to mean better than others. You are different but best in your own way. When you dare to declare that you are the best, you are saying that you are enough. You do not feel less. You feel perfectly complete.

When you see others declaring their own greatness, do you feel resistance on the inside in anyway? What you feel is not about them but it is about yourself. When you allow yourself to acknowledge your own greatness, you allow others to acknowledge theirs. The less you use your word against yourself, the less you would use it against others. The first step to treating the world better is to treat yourself better. Both you and the world are one. The outer is merely a reflection of the inner. Love yourself truly.

Humility is important in life, but being humble doesn't mean bashing yourself in front of others. You must never use your word against yourself. The main rule to observe is, to thy own self be true, or follow thy own true will.

This means following your passions, aligning yourself with your bliss to bring purpose into your life, so that you can not only enjoy success, but that you may help others bring purpose into their lives - if not directly, then by example.

And what about the haters? Well, it doesn't matter most what others say about you. It doesn't matter most what you say about others. What only matters is what you say about yourself. You are the creator of the reality you observe about you. If you speak badly about the creator which is you, then a bad creator will only create a bad reality. Forget about the external world and your judgements about it. It all begins with you. You must judge yourself favourably.

And whether you need to completely redesign your life, or discover which passions to fulfil to bring a completeness to your life, you can experience illumination in your own home, as you learn how to manifest your heart's desires into reality with the power of your mind.

Click here to rewire your mindset for success!

Manifestation is about alignment

Let's clarify what alignment really means, because we use this term without really explaining it. Alignment occurs on two levels:

  1. Alignment with the laws of quantum physics: In short, in the world of quantum physics - thoughts (positive or negative) attract their equivalent or vibrational match. Think good thoughts to attract good things. Think bad, negative or needy thoughts and you'll attract bad, negativity and need. Because, whatever you focus on with intensity and emotion will set the universe in motion to bring that into your life.

    Emotion is a key here. Most of us send out far stronger emotional signals about the things we don't want than those we do want. And that's normal. It's how you and I are wired and it takes very deliberate thinking to overcome our emotional hard-wiring. But thankfully, it can be done.

    Read about the power of emotions.

  2. Conscious and subconscious alignment: Your conscious desires and your subconscious intention must be in alignment. If your conscious mind wants one thing and your subconscious mind wants something else (counter-intention) it is impossible to create what you truly want. You can temporarily trick yourself into getting something while you are out of alignment, but in the end it never lasts.

    For instance, maybe you get a new job but soon you're right back where you were before - barely scraping by and miserable. Or maybe you stumble into some money or even create some money through a side business. But soon it too disappears. You chalk it up to the cliché: "easy come easy go". The truth is it's just as easy to keep whatever you get once you are in alignment.

This idea of alignment may explain a lot of the ups and downs in your life. And science is teaching us more and more every day about the relationship between our conscious and sub-conscious minds, and about the immense power the brain has. It can be hard to separate separate scientific fact from scientific opinion, when there is a tidal wave of new information and insights out there, and it can get confusing when you want to apply them to your manifestation and self-improvement ideas.

I am often sent emails questioning why I share all this information, tips and programmes for free. Just sharing these ideas with you gets me excited. When I help others, I gain so much more in return. When I help others, I am doubly blessed. First, I know I am blessed to have something to give. Second, when I give of myself, my blessings are returned many times over. The investment of helping someone else yields returns at a much faster rate than self-absorption.

When I help others, in turn, they also help me when I am in need. In the end, I have created a community of caring relationships. These relationships are important for the health and fulfilment of every member of our world.

Communities are a symbol of humanity's reality that no individual is an island. I know I cannot go though life without the help of others, and strive to help my fellow human being. I am rewarded when I see the smile in another person's face because of something I have provided them. It is a great joy to be able to light up another person's eyes.

I feel a sense of fulfilment and accomplishment because I can go outside myself to meet another person's needs. I share in the joy that others experience when they receive help from me. When I help others, I learn lessons in humility by considering others above myself. Helping others reminds me that it is not all about me. I learn gratitude by putting myself in the shoes of others and being thankful for what I have.

Gaining a clearer sense of purpose, a heart filled with gratitude, a humble attitude, and caring relationships in return for merely helping others seems to me like an excellent trade.

This is my treasure map to a golden life. I discovered if after rewiring my own mindset, and I follow it to discover new treasures every day. I ask myself three self-reflection questions:

  1. Who can I help today?
  2. What do I have to offer?
  3. When was the last time I helped someone?

Many of us rely on our physical senses to guide us through life. We study, get a job to survive, marry, and if we're lucky have some wonderful babies. But the stress and responsibility of that can cause many of us to suffer from panic attacks. We find ourselves persuading our babies there is no monster in the closet, to discovering a very real monster in the closet of our minds.

For centuries uncharted territories lived in maps and imaginations, inside atlases and fears. And the unknown was always labelled with the legend, Here be monsters.If you suffer from anxiety issues then you're not alone, it is a modern day affliction for many of us. For me the way through panic is to go within and get in touch with what cannot be seen or heard or touched with the physical senses. I turn to meditation. I find it so beneficial, I made it part of my mind healing programme, and with regular practice I can now enter a deep, restful meditation within minutes.

I discovered that there is an energy and a connection which exists between us all - our actions, our words, even our thoughts can sometimes alter another's experience, either positively or negatively. A problem shared is a problem halved. We can help ease another's pain, soothe them through times of illness, help to try and lift their mood. We can fill another's world with our love and light. Even the most hard-hearted of us can't deny how therapeutic a cuddle can be.

However, we have our monsters to fight, too. Negativity in the form of self-defeating thoughts and the unthinking and unfeeling actions of others will bring darker entities into our lives. And we have the power - and the choice - to do that to other people, too.

In these times of global crisis, it would be easy for me to scaremonger and say that these dark entities are becoming bolder in making their appearance. But I don't believe that it's because they're getting stronger. In fact, I believe that it's because we are becoming more enlightened - now able to hold more light in our minds - that they are showing up in a form that is easier for us to see and recognise, revealing themselves as increasing bouts of worldwide depression, anger, and mental confusion. The shadows in which they hid are going away. Which is a very beneficial thing indeed.

Travel outside your comfort zoneShining a light on darkness means that what can be seen can be transformed; once you catch a negative thought, you can guard yourself against it, and you can change it.

Does any of this sound like your life, or the life of those around you? Then don't be frightened, the treasure map to your life might lead you through uncharted waters that say "Here there be monsters" - but once you bring your fears to the light, they will lose the power to stop you in your tracks.

For centuries uncharted territories lived in maps and imaginations, inside atlases and fears. And the unknown was always labelled with the legend of monsters. But people still sailed forward – nautically and boldly – challenging the latitudes that crossed their path and made discoveries that changed the world.

So walk boldly in life, surrounding negativity with light. Create positive thoughts, focused their concentrated light to disperse the shadows in your mind.

The following is a list of some very specific tools you can use to bring these "monsters" out of the shadow. Along your journey, you will discover many more tools as you follow your own treasure map to success. Share them with others, because it is by all of us working together that we can all move into a better world tomorrow.

  • Laughter: Good belly laughter brings your thoughts into the light and disperses the shadows, and it wouldn't be a bad thing if every nook and corner of every city had laughter clubs. Giggling is good for your mind and body, too. According to a study conducted at Vanderbilt University, the average adult burns 1.3 calories per minute from chuckling. And full blown out laughter is contagious. I dare you to try and not laugh while watching someone else laugh for a while, something which is utilised by laughter yoga. Part of a growing trend in parts of the United States, India and other countries - this can really make a difference in your overall health. While it shouldn't replace other types of exercise, laughter yoga is fun, and experts say it can help to reduce stress, enhance the immune system, burn calories and even tone muscles.
  • Mindset: My mind healing programme will hep give you the correct positive mindset. These practices, when carried out consistently, clears your energy space and provides a real opening to power and happiness.I implement the system in my daily life.
  • Awareness: Say hello to the present moment. Dark entities stay strong by keeping you out of the present moment - the place of your ultimate power. The try and drag you back to darker times in your past. By stopping throughout the day and simply asking, "Where am I now?" you bring yourself back to the here and now. If you then ask yourself the follow up question, "Am I OK in the present moment?" you will find that the answer is always yes - and every time you notice that you are OK you bring in more light.
  • Protection: If you're a Star Wars fan you can call this "activating your light sabre". When something negative happens, chop it away with a positive thought or action, and watch it dissolve.
  • Support: The right support will help you, so don't be afraid to ask for help. This can be like-minded friends and loved ones, or even professionals. Trained people can sometimes help us see things in a different light, and as we go on a journey of change, it is good to have a support group pushing us on. Even professionals, with all their years of study and practice and with all the tools at their disposal can find that they can't do it alone.
  • Action: I'm sure you have heard people telling you, "You can do anything, and be whatever you want to be." But if this was the case why aren't you, right now, enjoying the success, abundance, health, love and happiness you've always wanted? Could it be that you're not focused enough? Maybe you're not prepared? Or maybe you're missing direction? Or maybe you're just not taking action? Delay is the deadliest form of denial. Don't delay, act now to change your life and bring those monsters hiding in the shadows out into the light. Nothing is brighter - or hotter - than a person of action.

Procrastination is easy, we've all been programmed to think: "Hectic day today. I have a ton of unplanned stuff that I have to take care of and it seems like the important things I had to do will have to take a back seat. Oh well..."

But don't you deserve more than being put in the back seat of life? If I have important things I have to get done today and I don't care if I don't have time, I will make time. I don't care of there are suddenly numerous obstacles, I will use the difficulties every one of them brings to and keep moving forward.

When life gets hard, people do two things; they crumble and make excuses or (the people who are successful) they make small progress and hit every goal that they set for themselves. They keep driving forward. They are relentless. They swim through the uncharted waters despite their monsters. In a successful mindset, a challenge is an opportunity for you to shine your light against the darkness.

Grab your touch, get your map, and go exploring. Be strong. Set the example. Today's the day you take charge of your life. You achieve your goals. You eliminate the fear. You increase your confidence. You make the right choices. Today you believe in yourself.

Today you tell yourself you will succeed. You can do anything you want. You can achieve any goal you can imagine. Today you direct your subconscious mind and your inner powers.

You tell them exactly what you want. You eliminate the negative thoughts and the negative beliefs. You do the right things at the right time. You make the right choices. You meet the right people. You choose the right opportunities. Because you make the right decisions.

Forget or face your past - the choice is yours, but you must accept it. If our present is not to our liking, sometimes our youth can look better when we look back on it, but whatever your youth really was it made you what you are today. Love who you are, or love who you will become. But what happened in the past, is past. No longer dwell on any mistakes. If things didn't work out learn and move forward. Or better still, face your past and change your perspective of it. Maybe your youth wasn't so great, maybe your present is better! And you're future will be greater still.

You can succeed when you direct your inner powers and your subconscious mind to bring you what you want. To recap: Think about what you want. Be specific about what you don't want, too. Get a clear idea. Now don't focus on what you don't want. Instead, focus your attention on what you do want. Tell yourself that you have what you want. That you know what to do to get what you want.

Then direct your subconscious mind and your inner powers to bring you what you want. Give them the right instructions and you'll enjoy greater success. Today's the day you take control of your thoughts and direct your inner powers and subconscious mind.

Now go treasure hunting!

You're more powerful than you realise. You have amazing powers within you. All you have to do is direct these powers to create the success, happiness and joy that you want. Your subconscious mind and your inner powers are always at work. They respond to your thoughts, your beliefs and your attitudes.

If you're not enjoying life, if you're not in the right relationship, if you're not as successful as you want to be, if you're not making as much money as you want, then you're not giving your inner powers and your subconscious mind the right instructions.

Instead, you're telling them to create more of what you don't want. And so you you make the wrong choices, you don't take the right steps and and you continue to struggle. You doubt yourself to the point of disabling yourself - and you lose confidence.

Consequently, so you condition yourself to struggle, or not get what you want. The doubts continue. And things get worse. You've lost the treasure map to your existence. But it doesn't have to be that way. Take charge of your thoughts. Change your beliefs. Think about what you want - know what you don't want, but focus on what you do.

When you JUST focus on what don't want, you attract more of what you don't want. Your subconscious and your inner powers simply respond to what you constantly think about and believe.

So change what you think about. Direct your thoughts to what you want. Have beliefs that focus on what you want. Believe in yourself and believe in your ability. Start directing your inner powers and your subconscious mind to bring you exactly what you want.

You are a powerful person. More powerful than you realise. Believe in yourself and believe in your abilities. You can accomplish anything you want. Today's the day you take control of your life. Today you direct your inner powers and subconscious mind. Today you create the life you want.

Tune into your optimal state of mind so that you can get back on track with your life and open the gates to new exciting opportunities. The right mindset gives you the key to open doors and allow positive changes to follow you through. You'll find your greater purpose in life, quickly, safely and effectively. The treasure map of your mind will be stretched out before you hidden with all the riches the universe has to offer.

Yours in love,

Mickie Kent