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Living the Four Agreements Part 4: Always Do Your Best

The last of the Four Agreements is: Always do your best. For many, this brings up visions of hard work, stress and endless re-dos until the final result is flawless, but doing your best isn't always about absolute perfection. What is “best” for one person, may be impossible for another to achieve. If you have never picked up a violin, your best will sound nothing like a symphony orchestra player, but it is still your best. 

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Be Your Own Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day! This day brings up mixed emotions. If you are in a relationship, you may feel happy and grateful. If you are single, you might feel lonely and depressed. A relationship, while it can be harmonious and fulfilling, is no guarantee of happiness. Your friends on social media, most likely, post their happiest moments only and leave out the fights, miscommunication and stress that can occur when sharing your life with another.  If a loving relationship is your goal, you must start with yourself. If you don't feel love towards yourself, you will never attract a satisfying relationship. You can have fun for a while, but in the end, those feelings of self-hatred and insecurity will come back...

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Victim to Victory in 4 steps!

Whatever your situation, no matter how unfair it seems, the worst thing you can do is see yourself as a victim. A victim has no power. If you identify with this mindset, you will not likely improve your situation. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't reach out and help those in need when you can. To do so can help make you feel empowered.  Here are some things to do to get yourself out of that "victim" mindset: 1.) Take a personal inventory- What are your gifts and talents? Is there a way you can use them to create a better life for yourself?  2.) Count your blessings- No matter how bad you feel, someone else has it worse. Look...

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To Give is to Receive

Are you frustrated by the lack of inflow in your manifesting process? In order to be open to receiving, you must also be prepared to give. This can be a challenge when you have little to offer, but you can be creative, giving of your time, energy and company. When you are not open to receiving, you deprive yourself of opportunities to give. Giving is a blessing. When you truly help someone, you experience joy through them and strengthen your connection to Divine source. Does that mean that there is no such thing as a selfless act? Why does anything have to be selfless? Energy wants to move, it does not want to stop with one person. And besides, we...

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Rethinking Prayer

From an early age, many of us are taught that prayer is something we "must" do. We think of it as a way of paying back the great spirit in the sky for the food and material blessings in our lives. So, what is prayer? It is a directed thought of gratitude and love. Of course, there is petition involved sometimes, but the prayer is powered by the faith that the thing we are asking for is already there and we are, simply, giving thanks. Masaro Emoto's work showed that prayer, thought intent and positive words and attention can physically change the structure of water, causing it to form beautiful, geometric crystals. If we think of prayer in this way,...

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