Saturday, April 18, 2009
Before she sang, the crowd and judges rolled their eyes, laughing at her responses and judging her by her lackluster appearance. Nonplussed, Boyle stated: “I am going to rock the audience.” The audience snickered back. Then Boyle started to sing and she didn’t just rock the audience. As my housemate said, “She rocked the world.”
Susan Boyle has become to singing what J. K. Rowling is to Harry Potter – a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. How many times have you watched the YouTube video? I’ve seen it about 12 times so far. As of yesterday morning, that video had been viewed over 19 million times. I’m sure that number is much larger by now.
In “The Power of Miracle Thinking,” I discuss the attitudes, beliefs and actions of “Miracle Thinkers.” Susan Boyle is a Miracle Thinker: she lives and plays by her own rules; she is impervious to the judgments, beliefs and mocking attitudes of others; she does not wish to change her appearance to make others happy; and she just does what she loves, which is to share her magnificent talent and express her love of singing.
My housemate, Laila says: “Susan’s singing reflected to me my humanness and vulnerability in expressing myself in the world. It’s risky. It is easier to hang back and be safe. She inspires me to go for it.”
I, too, am inspired. Isn’t it amazing how one person’s life can change in an instant? Isn’t it inspiring how every possible door can open and one’s life can change when they simply follow their dream, do what it is they love to do, and refuse to listen to naysayers?
If the doors could open for Susan Boyle, don’t you think they could open for you, too?
Thursday, June 5, 2008
"Today, I set up my day with peace."
"Today, I feel filled with joy."
"A wonderful magical surprise awaits me today.
Notice, I use the word, "today," in each example. That is because I want the Universe to know that this is something I am choosing for this day today. Remember to include the word, "today," whenever you want to set up your day.
Set up your day in the present tense. In each example, I also spoke in the present tense, as if the experience or quality of feeling I want to have is happening right this second.
Now let it go and start your day!. After I state my daily "set up," I forget about it and move on with the flow of my day. In the evening, you can reflect on your day and see how your "set up" unfolded.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I replied: "Same God, Different Wrapper."
If the truth is the truth, it has to work equally for everybody, for all religions, for all people - regardless of "their wrapper" or God's "wrapper."
You don't have to be a member of any particular religion in order for miracles to occur in your life.
It is the purpose of this blog to be respectful and appreciative of the many ways in which we feel the moving of Spirit in our lives.
If I ever use a term for God that makes you gag, please use the term that makes you feel more comfortable according to your personal beliefs.
There are many paths to The One. And the quicker we can come to accept that, the closer we will feel to anyone who walks alongside of us in their own unique wrapper.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
This week, I await the arrival of my new book, The Power of Miracle Thinking, which examines the beliefs, thoughts and attitudes that people who have experienced miracles hold, as well as the actions they take that allow miracles of a major magnitude to unfold in their lives.
My book is endorsed by 3 authors you might recognize: Caroline Myss, Dr. Terry Cole-Whittaker, and Marci Shimoff, who is also featured in The Secret.
Here is a little bit about the book:
· Steven Walters was given 24 hours to live – 10 years later, he still shows no sign of leukemia
· Katherine Revoir was a single mom on welfare – 1 year later she was a millionaire
· A firestorm swept through Ronnie Chittum’s property – her home remained untouched
· Speaker Kathleen Ronald is flooded with speaking requests – they come from “out of the blue”
I wrote The Power of Miracle Thinking so that I could learn about the kind of “Miracle Thinking Mindset” one must actively maintain in order to create miracles like Steven, Katherine, Ronnie and Kathleen did.
I am also very interested in your experiences. How have you created miracles in your life?
I believe that everyone can be part of the “Miracle Thinking” conversation because we are all in different places in our lives, hold different belief systems, maintain different spiritual or religious affiliations, or have different ideas about how miracles actually happen.
How can we inspire each other? I invite you to contribute your sincere ideas, in addition to reading the ones I’ve discovered through my interviews with many people who have experienced miracles for themselves.
To read an excerpt or purchase a copy, you can drop by my website at www.miraclethinking.com.
Thank you for gracing my pages with your presence.