Monday, June 13, 2011

Today's Secret Scroll.

A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne, Creator of The Secret and The Power. From The Secret Daily Teachings:

The process of creation is the same for all things, whether you want to bring something to you or remove something negative from your life.

If you have a habit you wish to break, or anything negative you wish to remove from your life, you must focus on what you want. That means you visualize and imagine yourself in that negative-free state right now. Imagine yourself in as many scenes as you possibly can where the negative situation is completely absent. Imagine yourself happy and free. Eliminate any picture from your mind of you with the negative situation. Just imagine yourself in the state you want to be in, and feel that you are that, right now.

May the joy be with you,

Rhonda Byrne,
The Secret... bringing joy to billions.

What a perfect message for me to receive as I am quitting smoking (or starting to only inhale air) and securing new clients for my business and a new employee position.

Powerful stuff, this scroll.

Step 1: See your mind as a blank canvas, ready to absorb your vision.
Step 2: Using as many tools (senses) as you can, mentally paint the picture you want to be in, keep fleshing it out by adding as much detail as possible and remember to draw yourself in.
Everyone can be a Painter Smurf.
Cupcake colours. I had to!
Step 3: Keep looking at it and believing in it and when your creation comes to fruition, be grateful and give thanks.

Right now, I am imagining this warm tasty scroll in my hot little hands!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My new folly - more European than cigarettes. And this one's actually good for me.

Now, as a self-confessed self-helper, avid student of the law of attraction, positive thinking & The Secret & a Nichiren Buddhist, I know that to bring about change you need to redirect thoughts & create new habits.

Telling yourself NOT to do, say or think something usually just makes you feed that thing more energy, time & gives your already overcrowded mind a newfound neurotic-ism to NOT want.

Example: DO NOT think of the colour RED. So what colour are you imagining now? Exactly. I have learnt that this happens because our sub-conscious doesn't know the meaning of NOT. All it responds to is the subject or focus of the sentence or instruction.
You know when you are running late for work & the stream of dialogue in your head is screaming "Fuck! I'm going to be late! Shit!" (pardon my French), & next thing you know you're out of toothpaste, you miss your train, you stub your toe etc. Well, thinking about that logically, of course you are going to run into all kinds of obstacles when you're telling yourself to. So we are supposed to recognise the stress, fear & anxiety (in this case about being late) & redirect the line of thinking to positively influence the outcome & achieve what we DO want (here it would be to be on time).

Put a mental stop sign to the "I'm going to be late/ Fuck I don't want to be late/ <insert yours here>".
Ask yourself what you DO want, not what you DON'T. Remember the brain needs clear instruction to be used effectively & the brain affects all other areas of ourselves (mind, heart, outwardly visible body, aura/ spirit/ chakras, mood, hormones blah blah blah). So...we say "I'm ok, I will be on time, I am on time." Even use the specific moment you need (the mind only ever deals with the present), e.g. "It is now 9am & I am sitting at my desk, I've caught my breath, I'm logging on to my computer & muttering 'g'morning' to Steve (you sit next to him at work).
There. Sigh of relief. The world didn't end. You didn't die. It's all about survival.

Vivid visualisation & persistent faith is the key. This is the common link in all the texts I've read, seen, listened to or heard about on personal growth, success & victory. Be it breaking bad habits, eliminating the rotten fruits of your life, creating good luck, making money, finding love or achieving happiness.
You gotta look the part, walk the walk & talk the talk as if IT IS. NOW. I cannot explain the power & truth I've discovered in the saying, "Fake it 'til you make it".

Now, what I am having trouble figuring out today is what thought could I replace the "I'm not smoking" with, in order to actually stop smoking?

I've thought of "I only inhale clean air" but there is still pollution, "I am a non-smoker" but that is still considered negative (I think) & then "I now see smokes & feel no desire to have one myself" (but again the word no makes this sentence negative)....even the symbol is negative.
If I'm anti-smoking, then I'm pro------- what? Oxygen?
Help me please, reformed smokers 
& fellow self-helpers!

Style Me Frenchy may be on the way to being a little less Frenchy and a lot more healthy. Hopefully.

Maybe I'll just save my smoking for Paris and red wine. Maybe...but man I feel like a cigarette, and dinner at a Parisian restaurant. Like this one that my brother Jamie checked in at on Facey:
La Bonne Franquette

And if all else fails, swallow this:

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Latest from my Lotus.

What I've been up to recently:

My personal Facebook profile. Befriend me if you haven't already ;)

Project: brand new website, client: Á Table Provençale

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I have a headache from deadlines, but at least I'm having fun & able to enjoy a wonderfully fragrant Chai teapot while I meet them at the greatest cafe to ever grace Richmond's main street, The Mixed Leaf. 

I encourage you to go in to meet Jeannie, TML's owner & Maitre'D. If you're a coffee snob, you will at least be impressed with the beans. But the delight does not stop at your cup, or the window display, or the gorgeous private function room upstairs, in fact with staff, service & quality products like theirs, I don't think it ever does!