From Abraham Hicks Teachings
Throughout our journey to reclaim our thin selves, we expected to become happy if we became slim and our 'old selves' - finding Ralphie. However - we have discovered with an epiphany of our own findings that we needed to find our happiness first, and make "peace with who we have become", as Jan stated so well. We have not lost our youth, but gained our new selves, and our future is now exciting. How did we do this? Well we did read - or Darleen did most of the readings, and tested theories on Jan - about 50 self help books (list to follow). And well someone had to test the theories - Jan is a good sport and excellent at following instructions, with the one exception that 'No she shall not become VEGAN!' - or give up chocolate!
WE NEED A NEW LOGO!! :) Ralphie is out and Jan & Darleen are in!!
Main books that had an impact were - by Byron Katie, Crystal Andrus, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Suzanne Somers, Paul McKenna -I Can Make You Thin (and other self hypnosis and brain retraining) and our most recent Abraham Hicks - Ask and It Is Given. Of course we also read diet books, and blogs and attended Weight Watchers and drank a lot of water. We have explored it all from the comfort of our homes with books, ebooks, blogs, websites, mp3 recordings, videos and emails - along with texting back and forth between us.
Slowly - we are that age, and our brains may be playing a few tricks on us, and require a lot of naps. Sometimes all the reading - like in the video - was too much for us to absorb. Water helped. Enjoying other activities to clear our brains from too much thinking - things like Sex And The City 2 and Chick Lit reading and knitting.
And then all the pieces of the puzzle suddenly started to move into place.
And we got it!
What all these many authors and life gurus were trying to tell us, all each in their own way.
YOU CANNOT CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON WHAT YOU DO NOT WANT
- OR YOU WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE MORE OF THAT YOU DON'T WANT!!
THE SOLUTION: YOU MUST FOCUS ON WHAT YOU DO WANT
- TRULY VISUALIZE AND EXPERIENCE.
OTHER POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT HAVE GOT US TO OUR NEW HAPPY:
LIVE IN THE NOW
- APPRECIATE THE SMALL THINGS IF THE WHOLE SEEMS NOT WHAT YOU WISH.
TURN A BAD OR STRESSFUL SITUATION INTO APPRECIATION.
CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS.
PAY IT FORWARD.
LOVE LIFE - FIND YOUR JOY.
YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO. DO IT!
And this excerpt from The Power of Intention, by Dr Wayne W. Dyer
- taken from a book by Rosamund and Bejamin Zander - The Art of Possibility
"Two prime ministers are sitting in a room discussing affairs of state. Suddenly a man bursts in, apoplectic with fury, shouting and stamping and banging his fist on the desk. the resident prime minister admonishes him: "Peter, " he says, "kindly remember Rule Number 6," whereupon Peter, is instantly restored to complete calm, apologizes, and withdraws. The politicians return to their conversation, only to be interrupted yet again twenty minutes later by an hysterical woman gesticulating wildly, her hair flying. Again the intruder is greeted with the words: "Marie, please remember Rule Number 6." Complete calm descends once more, and she too withdraws with a bow and an apology. When the scene is repeated for a third time, the visiting prime minister addresses his colleague: "My dear friend, I've seen many things in my life, but never anything as remarkable as this. Would you be willing to share with me the secret of the Rule Number 6?" "Very simple," replies the resident prime minister. "Rule Number 6 is 'Don't take yourself so goddamn seriously.'" "Ah," says his visitor, "this is a fine rule." After a moment of pondering he inquires, "And, what may I ask, are the other rules?"
"There aren't any." "
REMEMBER - RULE NUMBER 6! 'Don't take yourself so goddamn seriously.'
When stress or anxiety creep in, and threatens your HAPPY!
And, for FUN --
WANNABE -- I'll Tell YOU What I Want ... I Really Really Want!!
...darleen & jan