Create Your Own “My Beautiful Life: 2015″ Book

MyBeautifulLife2015BookLet us create family treasure that generations after us will enjoy. 

This has been on my mind for a couple of years. Yes! But I have not implemented it yet. One of those lovely ideas that have waited patiently on the back burner. But this coming year, I solemnly resolve to do this. Because you, know, when you say, “I solemnly resolve to…” it becomes official. Like the constitution of a country.

Will you join me this 2015 and make it really really happen for you too? If you agree, comment, “Aye” below! :-D

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

1. Create a free blog or journal. You can do this online or in a written journal. Blog makes it easier to publish your book if you want to publish it. Or you can hand bind a written journal. Or create a scrapbook, if you want that. If you want to go the free blog way, you can create a free blog at blogger.com or wordpress.com or weebly.com. They are all very easy to use.

2. Each day of the year take a picture of something, someone, someplace….anything that you find beautiful that day, anything that makes you smile, anything that makes you happy, anything kind you did for someone or some animal, anything kind someone did for you, any accomplishment of your own or someone you care about….you get the idea, right?? You are creating a collection of little magical moments. This has to be done everyday! You can even take more than one picture for a day if you have more than one thing you want to mention in your book for that day. You can use your super high end camera or your phone camera….whatever is convenient for you. Just make sure that the picture is at least 1 megapixel, so it prints in good quality.

2. Here we combine our gratitude journal too. Under each day’s picture, write why you are grateful or happy about it. You can also include other things you were grateful for that day. I write at least 5 things every night in my gratitude journal. Make it fun! Do it with someone so you stick with it.

3. At the end of 2015, create your book. Here are some options:

i) You can get it printed online using a service like http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-bookshttp://www.mixbook.com/photo-bookshttps://www.mypublisher.com/photobooks, or any of such services. Or find another one you like. Just google “photo books” to find such services. I am not affiliated to any of these sites, nor will I get anything if you use them. I just googled and chose a few.

ii) You can get your blog printed as a book using one of these services: http://www.blurb.com/blog-book
http://blog2print.sharedbook.com/blogworld/printmyblog/index.html
http://www.blogbooker.com/
http://blog2print.sharedbook.com/blogworld/printmyblog/cutestblog/index.html, or any such services. Just google “blog book”. Once again, I have no affiliations to anyone. I just googled and took the first few.

iii) You can hand bind your own book: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bind-your-own-Hardback-Book/http://soapdelinews.com/2011/10/handmade-journals-for-the-love-of-writing-as-a-past-time-and-how-to-make-your-own.htmlhttp://howdidyoumakethis.com/stab-bound-journal/, or google “hand bind your own book”. You can also search on Pinterest.

And tada!! You have your own “My Beautiful Life: 2015″ book. You can do it with friends, or your kids, or your spouse, and make it even more fun. Imagine having year after year of such books. What a treasure they will be for you!

HERE IS WHAT YOU ACHIEVE FROM THIS:

1. You have a years worth of proof that you actually DO have a beautiful life.

2. You get into the habit of looking for beauty in your life. You get into the habit of recognizing happy moments. We often keep ignoring these small beautiful moments every day that are scattered like wild flowers in a field. We keep waiting for big huge moments of happiness. Big huge moments are rare. If you keep waiting for those, you will hardly ever be happy. When you get into the habit of being aware of little happy, beautiful moments, you realize that your life is actually beautiful.

3. When you, your friends, your family create these books year after year, they become a treasure not just for you to look back upon and smile, but you also create beautiful family treasures that generations after you will LOVE to look at and read. Don’t you think??

So what do you say? Will you join me in 2015 and create your book? Comment below and let me know.

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Develop/Improve your Clairaudience (spiritual hearing)

What is Clairaudience? Clairaudience means “clear” hearing. It is the means by which you “hear” messages from non-physical sources such as your Higher Self, your Guides and Angels. It is also called your Psychic Hearing or Divine Hearing.

What are the types of Clairaudience one can experience? There are two types of clairaudience. You can either hear just as you would hear physical sounds, and/or you can “hear” in your thoughts.

The clairaudience that comes through as thoughts is more common. However, it can get confusing in the beginning — “Is it my thoughts or the messages of my Divine Guidance?” But this confusion gets cleared up with practice.

Alternately, you can also hear actual physical sounds. For example, there have been times when I have heard someone sing very clearly. And I have heard classical music. I have heard someone play the piano. I have also heard two of my guides giving me instructions to have an out of body experience. These sounds were not coming from outside. When you hear these sounds through clairaudience, you hear them inside your head. It sounds just like when you listen to music with really good earphones or headphones – as if it is coming from inside your head.

Sometimes you might also hear it outside of you. Once I heard a woman say, “God…” when I was sitting all alone in my family room (there was no one else at home). And this sound seemed to come from someone standing in the room just behind my laptop.

However, this physical hearing type of clairaudience is less common. The more common form of clairaudience is through thoughts.

How can it be useful? It is very useful when you want guidance from your Divine Guidance team. How wonderful would it be to hear from and communicate with our angels, guides, and departed loved ones. In fact, musicians are often clairaudient, and get inspired through clairaudience.

How can we develop/improve our clairaudience? We all have some degree of innate clairaudience. And we can develop it further. Here are some ways to improve and develop your own clairaudience.

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1. Listen carefully to all the sounds you tune out: In general we tune out most of the sounds – what we call white noise. But if you take the time, and sit and listen very carefully to each and every sound out there, you will realize there is so much going on. For example, right now, I can hear a buzzing sound and I can hear an airplane high up in the sky. I hear a bird and I hear someone in the neighborhood practicing violin. Normally I would tune out all these sounds as background noise. Try to sit very still now and notice all the sounds you haven’t paid attention to before. The more you practice this, the better your clairaudience gets.

2. Imagine funnels opening above your ears: Imagine/visualize every now and then two big funnels opening just above your ears – one funnel above each ear. The widest part of this funnel is inside the head, just above the ear, and the narrow part points inside. Imagine this funnel collecting sounds, messages, thoughts from your ear chakras that are just above your ears.

3. Chakra meditation: Doing regular chakra clearing meditations helps a lot with opening your psychic senses. The chakras that help with clairaudience most are the throat chakra and the ear chakras. The ear chakras are minor chakras right above the ears. Also, focusing and contemplating on your Pineal gland develops your intuitive senses. The Pineal gland is in the center of your brain. Imagine a point of light in the center of your brain, and imagine it getting brighter. Doing this just a few minutes a day will help a lot.

4. Affirmation: ”I am powerfully Clairaudient”. Repeat this affirmation with feeling at least 3 times a day. The more you say it, the better.

Practice these and let me know how you progress!

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Two Ways to Feel More Gratitude Everyday

Being grateful, feeling gratitude, feeling thankful plays a huge part of being happy. The energy of gratitude also helps you manifest whatever your desire.

It is a powerful energy, but honestly speaking, for most of us normal regular people, it is the last thought in our minds. There are kids to take care of, aging parents, illness, bills, work, laundry, dishes. The list is unending.

However, I recently decided I must make a conscious effort to bringing the feeling of gratitude in my life. I tried these two methods, and they worked beautifully. I can honestly feel a huge shift in my moods, and life.

1. GRATITUDE JOURNAL:

gratitudejournalYes, I know, most probably you have done it and given up on it. I had done it too before, and found it a huge bore. So this time I made some changes. First: I got 2 journals with pictures I love. I just LOVE animals. One journal has a kitten on it, and the other has a puppy. Second: I enlisted my 8 year old son to do this activity with me. Third: We both write 5 things we were grateful for that day, just before sleeping. Fourth: We think and describe exactly why we feel grateful about each thing. And I must say it has made a HUGE difference to me. There is something wonderful and powerful about doing this with a child who is enthusiastic about doing this with you. If you don’t have a child, enlist your spouse, or another family member, or a friend. Describing why I feel grateful makes me re-live it, and relish it all over again.

End Result: I sleep a much happier person, feeling so much more peace. Try it yourself and see how you feel. It seriously helps you sleep better!

2. GRATITUDE OBJECT:

GratitudeObjectThis is really simple. I got this idea from the movie: The Secret. They talk of a Gratitude Rock. What you need to do is carry with you something, anything that can be with you always, and assign it as your “Gratitude Object”. During the day, whenever you see or touch that object (eg: a rock, your ring, bracelet, chapstick, comb etc), you need to think of ONE thing you are grateful about. It becomes a game, and can be a lot of fun.

End Result: You are thinking grateful thoughts all through the day.

These are simple tips, but believe me, they have made a huge difference in my life. Do it, and let me know how you feel.

And I’ll be super grateful if you click the share buttons here and share on Facebook, Twitter etc. Thank you! :-D

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Limited One Hour Angel Readings for $87 (Regular: $125)

In the last few weeks, many have gone through immense changes in many areas of their lives – emotional, spiritual, relationships, finance, health. If you feel you could use some guidance from your angels, please email me with subject line: “Angel Readings 87″. I will be doing these only up to the 7th of November 2014, after which they will be back to $125/hour. Spaces are very limited, and it is on first come first serve basis. Email me at Swati@ThePurpleFlower.com with subject line “Angel Reading 87″ to schedule your readings.

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Had a Bad Day? Here’s How to Change the Energy

 

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For this blog post, I decided to take a break from the Soulmate series.

When we have a bad day, we often get so caught up in that negative energy that we carry it forward to the next day. And that affects the next day as well. Here is a way to change the energy of a “bad day” at the end of the day so that you can start with cleared, healed energy the next day.

I know we all talk about how the past cannot be changed so move on etc. And if you have been following my blog, you will know that I don’t believe in past or future…I believe that it is all happening in the “now”. So the point is, that we each have many events of the same “past”, and many lines into the possible futures. I have written a blog post on how to re-write your past. There is also a meditation given there to do precisely this.

So coming back to today’s topic, suppose your day did not go as well as you wanted it to go. For example: 1) You got a headache 2) You did not make good sales at work. If you continue thinking of it all, you will be attached to the negative energy of those events, and possibly snowball the same energy into the coming days. We need to stop that negative energy right there. So, do this every night before you sleep:

1. Make a list of events for the day that did not go well.

2. Now take each event one by one, and close your eyes, and imagine/daydream that the event went exactly as you wanted it to go. So if you got a headache, imagine that as soon as the headache started, it vanished all by itself and you felt healthy, happy, energetic. If you did not make good sale at work, imagine that you actually did – see the exact numbers you wanted. And in each situation, pretend it is the truth, and FEEL happy as you would if that’s the way things went.

3. Tell your subconscious mind or the Universe, “Thank you for such an awesome day!”.

4. Go to sleep with happiness in your heart.

5. Wake up the next day by remembering that you re-wrote the energy, let the old events go, and work with the new energy. Even if you need to keep pretending for the rest of the day, do so, because you certainly do not want to be attached to the negativity of the events that did not go well. You want to work with fresh, clear, healed energy.

Do this practice for at least a month or two, re-writing each day at the end of the day, and come back and let me know how you feel emotionally.

You will realize the power of this exercise when you do this with the attitude like that of a child…children make believe really well. Emulate them, and see what happens.

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