Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote – Frase de Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Una vez que has tomado una decisión, el universo conspira para que ocurra.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Once you make a decision the universe conspires to make it happen.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Create Your Life Through Visualization- Crea Tu Vida a Través de la Visualización

Create Your Life Through Visualization

From the moment we wake up until the moment before we fall asleep. Our days are filled with thoughts about everything. Just recently, I learned that thoughts are more powerful than I ever imagined.

Enter The Law of Attraction

A few years ago, I started learning about the Law of Attraction. What is the law of attraction? According to Louise Hay, “The law of attraction is that our thinking creates and brings to us whatever we think about. It’s as though every time we think a thought, every time we speak a word, the universe is listening and responding to us.” It is simple. Throughout these last few years, I have learned that everything in this life is energy.  Because of this, our thoughts are also energy.  The Universe is responding to these thoughts constantly.

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Source: http://www.happytoinspire.blogspot.com

Just this past summer, I started to visualize and to create my life as I envisioned it.

For the first time in my life, I’m sitting down every day for 15 minutes, closing my eyes, and visualization my life. Not only am I feeling better , but I am also starting to see the fruits of these visualizations. Some of these manifestations are the following:

1. Just the other day, I got a certificate (a gift certificate) to have my manuscript looked at for free. I visualized having someone critique my writing.

2. I have also envisioned my platform growing. Thanks to you, I have more readers than ever before.

3. I’m visualizing making a little extra cash from my writing, and just last month, I started to receive leads from Social Spark for writing blog posts.

4. Finally, and on a personal note, my boyfriend and I have started to talk about getting married and starting a family. I also visualized us being happy together, married and with children.

Be Specific and Keep It Simple

I once told my friend, Kimberly, “If I have children I will have them. If not, then it is ok.” I remember her telling me, “You need to be specific when asking what you want.” I will never forget the advice. I’ll tell you the same. Be as specific as you can be. A wishy washy attitude will only yield exactly that in your life.

Finally, have faith and always be grateful. 

Have faith that what you have visualized will make it’s way to you and be grateful for what you have now and for what is coming your way.

What have you experienced with visualization? If you’ve never visualized, would you be willing to try it?

Thanks for reading!

Crea Tu Vida a Través de la Visualización

Desde que nos despertamos hasta el momento antes de dormirnos. Nuestros días están llenos con pensamientos de un poco de todo. Hace poco, aprendí que nuestros pensamientos son mas poderosos de lo que me imaginé.

Y Ahora La Ley de Atracción

Hace unos años, empecé a aprender sobre  Ley de Atracción. ¿Qué es la ley de atracción? Según Louise Hay, “La ley de atracción es el pensar que nuestros pensamientos crean y nos traen lo que pensamos. Es como si cada vez que tenemos un pensamiento, cada vez que hablamos, el universo nos está escuchando y nos está contestando.” Es sencillo. Estos  últimos años aprendí que todo en esta vida es energía.  Debido a esto, nuestros pensamientos también son energía. El universo está respondiendo a estos pensamientos constantemente.

Source: www.happytoinspire.blogspot.com
Source: http://www.happytoinspire.blogspot.com

*”Crea la más grande visión posible para tu vida porque te conviertes en lo que crees.” ~Oprah Winfrey

Este verano empecé a visualizar y crear mi vida como me la he imaginado. 

Por primera vez en mi vida estoy sentándome todos los días por 15 minutos, cierro mis ojos y visualizo mi vida.  No solamente me estoy sintiendo mejor, pero también estoy empezando a ver los frutos de estas visualizaciones. Algunas de estas manifestaciones son las siguiente:

1. El otro día me regalaron una tarjeta de regalo para que alguien pueda leer y criticar mi libro. Había visualizado a alguien ayundándome con mi escritura.

2. También he visualizado mi plataforma virtual crecer.  Gracias a ustedes, tengo más lectores que nunca.

3. Estoy visualizando hacer un poco más de dinero de mi escritura y el mes pasado, empecé a recibir ofertas de trabajo de Social Spark  para escribir entradas de blogs.

4. Por último, y en lo personal, mi novio y yo estamos hablando de familia y de casarnos. También me visualicé alegre y feliz con él y con hijos. .

Se Específico y  Que Sea Sencillo

Un día le dije a mi amiga Kimberly, “Si tengo hijos los tendré. Y si no, está bien.” Me acuerdo que me dijo, “Necesitas ser específica cuando preguntes lo que quieres.”  Jamás se me olvidará su consejo. Te diré lo mismo. Se lo más específic que puedas ser. Una actitud incierta sólo te traerá eso en la vida.

Finalmente, ten fe y se agradecido.

Ten fe que lo que has visualizado será tuyo y se agradecido por todo lo que tienes ahora y por todo lo que viene.

¿Qué ha sido tu experiencia con la visualización? Si nunca has visualizado,  estarías dispuesto a intentarlo?

Les he querido decir que si encuentren errores en mi escritura o si hay otras maneras de decir lo que estoy escribiendo o lo que quiero expresar, por favor díganme. 🙂

¡Gracias por leer!

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait – Las Cosas Buenas Llegan Para Quienes Saben Esperar

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

On my last trip to Northern California, I went to a local Starbucks in Chico to write a little and to beat the heat with a refreshing drink. As I walked to get a seat and table, I had a total stranger come up to me and tell me, “Ms., good things come to those who wait.” I didn’t know this man.

Was he an Earth angel?

Well, I wasn’t scared or anything like that. If anything, I was surprised. I thought who is this man and why would he tell me this? As I thought more about it I came up with my own conclusion. Perhaps he’s someone who picked up on my energy and sensed that I have been impatient with some things lately.

During my summer stay here in L.A., I have been fortunate to have spent quality time with my family and to have seen many friends. 

We’ve done some serious catching up! As I talked to one of my friends, Carmen, I told her about this incident. She said, “I think he was an Earth angel.” The more I thought about it, the more I agreed with her. This man didn’t know who I was. I had never seen him in life, so I didn’t know who he was.

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Source:www.portadafbe.com

* Nothing arrives before or after, everything arrives when it is supposed to be here.

One thing for sure is that I have been a bit impatient lately with some events in my life.

As I talk to everyone here, many of them have been asking, of course, questions like, “So when is the wedding? What about family? Are you pregnant yet?” Tell me about your boyfriend.  And it is understandable. They are interested and what to know what is going on with my life. After all, I haven’t seen some of my friends in a year! At 38 years old, I guess you can say that my biological clock is ticking. It’s true, right ladies?  Yes, I’d love to be a mother. I’d love to remarry too. I’d love to finish my book and to get it published. Like you, I want to do and to have many things too.

But, I have also learned that life works on divine timing. 

Interestingly enough, after this month I feel a greater patience with all this. I’m not sure what has been happening lately, but ever since the encounter, I feel a greater sense of peace and patience.  That’s not to say I have not been patient or peaceful. I just need to be even more patient than I am now. My intentions are being heard by the Universe, and they will be manifested. It’s all coming to me. I can feel this.  For me, everything in this life happens when it is suppose to happen. It’s only a matter of time.  In the meantime, I will stay in the present moment and wait for these good things to come to me.

What good things are coming your way? Have you been patient?

Las Cosas Buenas Llegan Para Los Que Saben Esperar

En mi último viaje al norte de California, fui a un Starbucks en Chico para escribir un poco y combatir el calor con una bebida refrescante. Mientras conseguía una mesa y silla para sentarme, se me acercó un señor y me dijo, “Ms., good things come to those who wait.”  En español sería, “Señorita, todo le llega al que sabe esperar.”  Yo no conocía a este hombre.

¿Era un ángel en la tierra?

No me dio miedo. Pero si me sorprendió. Pensé ¿quíen es este hombre y por qué me dijo esto? Mientras más pensaba en ello llegué a mi propia conclusión. Quizás es alguien que sintió mi energia y así se dió cuenta de que he sido impaciente con algunas cosas últimamente.

Durante mi estancia de verano aquí en Los Ángeles, he tenido la suerte de pasar tiempo con mi familia y haber visto a muchos amigos.

¡Tuvimos la oportunidad de hablar de todo lo que nos había pasado desde la última vez que nos vimos! Mientras hablaba con una de mis amigas, Carmen,  le dije de lo que me había pasado. Me dijo, “Creo que es un ángel de la tierra.” Mientras más pensaba en ello, más estaba de acuerdo con ella.  Este hombre no me conocía. Nunca lo había visto en mi vida, así que no sabía quien era.

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Source:www.portadafbe.com

Una cosa de lo que estoy segura es que si he sido un poco impaciente con algunas cosas de mi vida.

A medida que hablo con todos aquí, me han estado preguntando ¿Cuándo te casas?  ¿Y familia? ¿Estás embarazada? Dime, ¿cómo es tu novio? Y por supuesto, entiendo que están interesados de  todo lo que me ha estado pasando en vida. ¡Después de todo, no los he visto en un año! A los 38 años de edad,  supongo que puedo decir que mi reloj biológico no se detiene. ¿Verdad, chicas? ¡La verdad es que me encantaría ser madre!  ¡Me encantaría casarme otra vez! ¡Me encantaría terminar my libro y publicarlo!  Así como tú – deseo hacer y tener muchas cosas.

Pero, he aprendido que la vida fluye con el tiempo divino. 

Lo interesante ha sido que después de este mes me he sentido con mucha más paciencia con todo esto. No sé lo que me ha estado pasando últimamente, pero después de mi encuentro con ese señor, me siento más tranquila y paciente.  Ahora, necesito ser aún más paciente. Mis intenciones han sido recibidas por el Universo y serán manifestadas.   Para mí, todo en la vida pasa a su debido tiempo.  Es solo cuestión de tiempo.  Mientras tanto, voy a vivir en el momento presente y esperar a que me lleguen mis cosas buenas.

¿Has sido paciente? ¿Qué son algunas cosas buenas que te han llegado? 

 

Embracing Change and Death – Aceptar El Cambio y La Muerte

 

Embracing Change and Death

How do you want to die? This is one of the first things I read when I awoke this morning. It is the title of Seth Godin’s blog post: How do you want to die? It caught my attention, of course.  In his post he discusses the inevitability of our own death, the advances in medical technology to prolong our lives, and making preparations in the event that you are in serious condition. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/06/how-do-you-want-to-die.html

I have contemplated this many times. I have a lot of thoughts on death. As a natural part of life, I feel that it is necessary for us to talk about it.

It’s something that happens to all of us.

My dad has always said, “No hay día que no se llegue, ni fecha que no se cumpla,” which can be translated as, “There isn’t a day that does not arrive, nor is there a date that isn’t met.” In terms of dying, this can be a gentle reminder that each day is a gift.

Having said this, I feel that death, like any change, should be something to embrace. You’re probably saying, “What a minute? Back up. Did she just say embrace death?”  Perhaps embracing death is a little extreme view for you. The more you fear it though, or anything for that matter,  the more difficult it’ll be to truly accept it. And as I have learned with many things in my life, not embracing change is going against the natural flow of the Universe. It’s like paddling against a fast moving current.  Your life is akin to a current. A natural course would be to flow with the current. Right? Each and every time there is change in my life, I surrender. Because I know that a likely  result is suffering. Paddle against the current of your life and you are guaranteed suffering.

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Source:www.moretowardssoul.wordpress.com

Again, why embrace death?

Why not? In a society where death is taboo, it almost seems as though it is everyone’s greatest fear. But it doesn’t have to be that way. What it all comes down, is understanding what death means. What does it mean to you? For me, it is a highly spiritual act. I have shared this with you before  in my Chapter By Chapter Synopsis of my memoir. In the last chapter,  Coming Into My Own,  I discuss the meaning of  life and death as I see it. Here is an excerpt from my memoir:

Why am I here? My answer lied in looking within myself. Because each of us has the divine spark, we are spiritual beings in physical bodies. We are, therefore, immortal and perfect as we are.

Yes, I believe that because we each have the divine spark, therefore we are immortal. This  is why  I don’t fear death. My physical body is merely a vessel that has been lent to me to house my soul. In the end, besides learning to be the joyful beings that we came forth to be, I believe that we are here to develop our spiritual selves in this lifetime by learning spiritual lessons like kindness, compassion, patience, etc.

Like Seth Godin, I felt a great need to share this everyone. I too agree that we should talk about death with our families and we musn’t be egotistical by letting them decide what to do with us in the event that we find ourselves unable to make a decision for ourselves.

What are your views on death? Have you embraced it?

Aceptar El Cambio y La Muerte

¿Cómo te quieres morir? Esta fue unas de la primeras cosas que leí cuando me desperté.  Es el título de la entrada del blog de Seth Godin: How do you want to die?, o ¿Cómo te quieres morir? Por supuesto, me llamo la atención. En su entrada habla sobre la inevitabilidad de nuestra propia muerte, los avances en la tecnología médica  para prolongar nuestras vidas y las preparaciones que se necesitan hacer en caso de que uno esté en una condición crítica. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/06/how-do-you-want-to-die.html

He contemplado esto muchas veces.  Tengo muchos pensamientos sobre lo que es morir. Es una parte natural de nuestras vidas y pienso que es necesario de hablar de esto.

Es algo que nos pasa a todos.

Mi papá siempre ha dicho, “No hay día que no se llegue, ni fecha que no se cumpla.” Un recordatorio que cada día es un regalo.

Con esto, pienso que la muerte, como cualquier cambio, es algo que tenemos que abrazar. Puede ser que estas diciendo, “Espera un minuto. ¿Acaba de decir que abraza la muerte?” Quizás esto es un poco extremo para ti.  Entre más temes algo, cualquier cosa, será más  difícil de aceptarlo. He aprendido que en la vida,  no aceptar y abrazar el cambio es llendo contra el curso natural del Universo. Es como si estuvieras contra una corriente muy fuerte. La vida se asemeja a una corriente.  Un curso natural sería de ir con la corriente, ¿no? Cada vez que hay un cambio en la vida, hay que entregarnos a ello. Porque el resultado podría ser sufrir.  Ve contra la corriente y te aseguras una vida de sufrimiento.

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Source:www.moretowardssoul.wordpress.com

 De nuevo, ¿por qué aceptar la muerte?

¿Por qué no? Vivimos en una sociedad donde la muerte es un tabú y puede ser que sea el mayor temor de todos. Pero, no tiene que ser así. Lo que se necesita es entender lo que es la muerte. ¿Qué significa para ti? Para mi es un acto espiritual.  He compartido esto con ustedes en la entrada Chapter By Chapter Synopsis, o Resumen de Cada Capítulo, de mi memoria.  En el último capítulo de mi memoria, hablo sobre esto, lo que significa para mi la vida y la muerte. Este es un extracto del capítulo-

¿Por qué estoy aquí? Mi respuesta estaba en ver dentro de mí misma. Somos seres espirituales en cuerpos físicos ya que cada uno de nosotros tenemos la luz divina. Somos, por lo tanto,  inmortales y perfectos.

Sí, creo que cada uno de nosotros tenemos la luz divina, y por eso somos inmortales. Es así que no le tengo miedo a la muerte. Mi cuerpo físico es simplemente un recipiente  prestado para albergar mi alma. Al final, aparte de aprender de ser seres alegres en esta vida, creo que también estamos aquí para desarrollar nuestro ser espiritual a través de aprender lecciones espirituales como la benevolencia, compasión, paciencia, etc.,

Así como Seth Godin,  creo que hay un necesidad de compartir esto con todos. Estoy de acuerdo también que hay que hablar de la muerte con nuestras familias y no hay que ser egoista al dejar que ellos decidan que hacer con nuestro cuerpo si nosotros no podemos hacer esa decisión por nosotros mismos.

¿Qué piensas sobre la muerte? ¿Es algo que has aceptado?

 
 

Keepin’ It Real

In one week, I came upon these two different quotes:

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”~ Oscar Wilde

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

And then came a post, Yourself, by John Saddington on this topic. http://tentblogger.com/yourself/

As if this wasn’t enough, I was watching my favorite comedian, Dave Chappelle, on Inside The Actor’s Studio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84NjYRTHpfU His brutal honesty inspired me as he talked about walking away from a 50 million dollar contract for another season of the Dave Chappelle Show because he wasn’t being his true self anymore.

The Universe was telling ME something and I HEARD it and LOUD and CLEAR!!

For a week I thought and thought about this. Have I been my true self lately? When I write, am I my true self? If I’d sit with you or anyone, then I’d have to say yes. But when I blog, I wasn’t being true to myself.

Come to find out, I wasn’t “keepin’ it real” in my blog and this is why-

1. FEAR.

Why did this not surprise me? The world of blogging is still fairly new to me as I began just 4 months ago. I certainly have feared what readers would say about it all – my writing, my dream- to the degree that I took no action for a very long time.

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Source: Tumblr.com

In an ideal world, everyone would love your writing.

But this is not always the case. As writers and bloggers, we open ourselves up to the criticism and praise, and this makes us vulnerable. However, I keep in mind and return to my initial intentions of helping others through my writing and pursuing my dream of becoming a published author and speaker.

2. Show and Presentation

Again, as a new blogger, I focused a little too much on the actual presentation of the blog. By doing this, my writing suffered as I was no longer writing from my heart. In his post, Yourself, John Saddington says, “To live freely and to give freely of oneself through such a medium as one’s blog is deeply personal – I believe we do ourselves and our audience a disservice by holding back because it, ergo, becomes no longer personal – it becomes simply presentation, and on a bad day just bullshit peacocking.” From http://tentblogger.com/yourself/#more-40074 True, right? Will this blog’s content change? No. The only thing that will change is that I’ll be writing from my heart.

Why “Keepin’ It Real?”

When I initially came up with this title, I literally laughed out loud. The truth is that it has to do with my background and where I am from. I am Mexican-American and I grew up in Lynwood, California. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this city or it’s location, it’s in Southern California, and its neighbouring city is Compton – a city I lived in for the first six years of my life. You may call this the ghetto, but I called it home and I love it! We kept it real there.

For the most part, I think I am a simple girl.

My students would disagree. They joke with me and they’ll say that Ms. C (as they affectionately call me) is “gangsta” and “a thug.” I laugh of course because I’m so far from this. Being from where I am is a part of me though. I am who I am. Do I go around snapping my fingers in a Z formation? No, but I’ll do it on occasions. And yes, I’m down with rap and hip hop. I jokingly tell others that it would be a sin for me to not like this music given where I am from. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

And now, for an exciting announcement…

Never have I been more enthusiastic or have had more energy to create than at this time. Being that I am bilingual (Spanish and English) and that this is a big part of culture and who I am, I have decided to keep it even more real by doing my blog posts in Spanish and English- a bilingual blog. More work? Yes. But I can only see the advantages from where I stand.

Thank you for reading my posts.

How are you keepin’ it real? Are you writing from your heart?