Daydream – Day 24 of 30 Days of Happiness

photo of rainbow over Dominica
Rainbow over Dominica. January 2014. ©WandaQuinn

INDULDGE in a few minutes of make-believe by letting your mind wander to far off lands and experiences you have yet to create.

Daydreaming allows you’re right brain to get those CREATIVE juices flowing. Not only is it a wonderful way to take a mini-break, it’s also a key component to living the life of your dreams.

Take a few minutes each day to think about your HOPES, dreams and wishes and then see yourself living as if they have all come to fruition; feel the way you would if you were just granted your wish – I see happy dances; arms reaching in the air with high fives; and more than a few woo hoo’s happening here!

This technique is referred to as the Law of Attraction, made popular by the Secret. There are many books and new age gurus who have put their own spin on how to manifest but it all boils down to the same principle: Your thoughts attract like to you so POSITIVE thoughts bring positive energy.

One example of how the Law of Attraction works that so resonated with me I decided to give it a go was Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life DVD. There was a man who hated going to work everyday because his co-workers bullied him. He began reciting a daily affirmation: “I love my job. I work with people I love and respect and who love and respect me.” Before long a change took place. Some people were transferred to other departments, some were promoted and some left; New people came in and they loved and respected each other. This man looked forward to going to work each day! I gave this affirmation a try and, before I knew it, the unhappy, negative people LEFT and were replaced with happy, positive people. A toxic workplace became a fun, loving workspace.

Your THOUGHTS are powerful, so make sure you’re choosing positive things to think about.

Another way to manifest things into your life is by writing down your hopes, dreams and wishes, then make a list of why they will come true. You can take this a step further and create a vision board by pasting photographs, magazine cut-outs etc. that represent your desires and put it somewhere you will see it everyday and take a moment to visualize your desires coming to fruition.

Then, keep your senses open to hear, see, feel and/or know the guidance that will follow your “request” to the Universe. Rarely will your dream land in your lap (or on your front door) although it has been known to happen. Usually, though, you will be guided to take action such as go here, do this. Don’t be surprised if you’re guided to a bookstore or a yoga class. God and the Universe have pretty funny sense of humours.

If you’re interested in reading more about the Law of Attraction and how to get it working for you, may I suggest a book I found very helpful: E-Squared by Pam Grout. What I love about this book is the experiments at the end of each chapter. The experiments are super easy and will have you believing and playing along in no time.

One of the experiments I tried was asking the Universe to send me a pink car. The Universe had 48 hours to deliver as many pink cars as possible. We were nearing the end of the experiment and I had yet to receive my pink car. I found myself at a restaurant for brunch to celebrate a couple of family birthdays. I was silently lamenting I had yet to receive my pink car and time was running out. The birthday girl opened a birthday card and, on the front cover, was a pink car! No word of a lie! What a hoot. Even funnier, the next card she opened was identical – another pink car! Two pink cars in 48 hours. The Universe has a sense of humour!

I recently read a blog post that summed up the law of attraction really nicely. You can find it here: The Power of Thoughts.

Happy Daydreaming!

Peace

Wanda kissing Hutch at Discovery Cove, Orlando, FL
Wanda kissing Hutch at Discovery Cove, Orlando, FL, Nov 2008. © Wanda Quinn

Peace.

When I hear this word I think of the prayer, peace be with you, peace be in you, peace be around you.

Peace. What does peace mean to you? Peace and quiet?

Peace for me means being grounded, in the moment, completely connected with myself and earth and heaven all at the same time. Some may find this hard to believe, but achieving peace is relatively easy. You just need to connect with yourself, find happiness and love from within then peace comes to you.

Don’t look outside for love, happiness and fulfillment… look INSIDE!

So many people look outside of themselves for love, happiness and fulfillment. They surround themselves with material things trying to fill a void they’re feeling within. Buying bigger houses, bigger TVs, trucks/cars. Some people turn to alcohol, drugs or food to fill that void. Everything they try only lasts a little while. Then they find themselves right back where they were. Lonely, like they’re missing something. What they’re missing is love and happiness and it can be found from within.

I don’t know if you’ve heard of the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 and what some people in the New Age/Metaphysical world are calling the end of time. I’m no expert on this subject, but I do have some thoughts about it. I don’t believe the world is going to end. What I believe is the world we know today, will end. It’s changing already. As I mentioned earlier, so many people have been feeling a void within themselves and have been trying to fill that void with material things. More and more people are realizing that the material things aren’t doing the trick and they’re looking for more. Many are turning to organized religions or finding their own spirituality. They’re discovering what’s been missing all this time, was always within them. Call it God (I do) or a higher power, doesn’t mater what it’s called, just that you recognize there is more to this world than material stuff. What I see happening in 2012 is more and more people will turn away from the “me” consciousness and the “material” world and will become more focused on the spiritual world and on helping and serving others.

So what does this have to do with Peace or How do we find peace?

You find peace by focusing on service to God

You find peace by focusing on service to God. When we do this, we suddenly become awake to our spiritual gifts and what our purpose here on earth is. The more we focus on this, the more love and happiness fills us. The more love you feel for yourself, the more you’re able to love everyone around you. Loving yourself and others, brings happiness, which brings…PEACE!

How do you focus on serving God?
You can start with meditating. I know, I know. I’ve heard it before and most of it from myself. Meditating? Are you crazy? I don’t do that? I don’t have time for that. Trust me, meditating is the best way to connect with your higher power and to receive messages from the Divine. I’m not going to lie to you and say it’s easy, because it’s not. It takes practice and patience. We’ve been raised in a very fast-paced society where, taking five minutes a day to just sit still and listen, is a very difficult task. But trust me, it’s sooooo worth it.

First thing you need to do is open your heart and your mind.

You don’t need to sit cross-legged on a pillow on the floor, (unless you want to!) You can lie on the floor, on your bed, sit on a chair, doesn’t matter. What’s important is you’re comfortable. Begin with five minutes. Close your eyes, take several deep breaths. Pay attention to how you’re breathing. In and out, in and out. Can you hear or feel your heart beat? Listen to the beat of your heart. Feel your body. How does it feel? Heavy? Light? Tight muscles? Feel yourself in your body. Take another deep breath, wiggle your fingers and your toes, open your eyes and Congratulations! You just meditated!

Next time, make it longer and take it a step further. Thank God (or your higher power) for everything you’re grateful for in your life. The more gratitude you have, the more abundance you bring into your life. Now you’re ready to talk to God, your angels, Spirit Guides, whomever you wish! Just put your question out there and listen for the answer.

How can I best serve you God? What is my life-purpose? What do I need to do to find happiness? I don’t like my job, what career would best suit me so I can serve you? Is there a soul-mate out there for me? I’m having a hard time financially, what can I do to have an abundance of wealth in my life?

Remember Noah and his ark! Now that was faith!

You’ll get guidance, usually right away, so be open to receiving it. If you’re doubting what you get, then ask the messenger to send you a sign in the physical world that is very clear and easy for you to understand, validating the messages you received. Then be open to the signs. One thing I’ve learned with the angels, spirit guides and ascended masters, is they don’t give you the whole plan up front. They give you bits and pieces a little at a time. Kind of like handing you pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and you’ve got to put it together, or shining a light on the next step on your path, but the rest of the path is still in the dark. Only one step at a time. So, if you get a message to go to a store, join a club, etc., then just do it, because you don’t know what the next step will be or what it will bring you. Remember Noah and his ark! Now that was faith!

How do you love yourself?

You start by looking yourself in the mirror every morning and, looking yourself in the eye, you say, I love you (your name), I really really love you. You are worthy of love!

Trust me, it’s not easy and may take some time, but it is so worth it!!!

Louise Hay’s “You can Heal your Life” DVD is a great tool for brining more joy, love and happiness into your life.

If you’re interested in learning more about loving yourself and using affirmations, Louise Hay’s DVD “You can heal your life” is a great resource.

Love and light to you today and always!

w.