Wednesday, August 29, 2007


"The entire Universe is set up to produce wanting within you! You cannot squelch wanting. You are born wanters. Wanting is a good thing. Write that down in big letters: WANTING IS A VERY GOOD THING!"

-Jerry and Esther Hicks

Excerpted from a workshop in Tarrytown, NY on Saturday, May 15th, 1999

All Is Well

Sunday, August 26, 2007

another normal day...the best kind of all

"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return."
-Mary Jean Iron
This quote is one of my favorites. It always gives me a bittersweet feeling. All four boys, Chris and I went to my parents home last night to eat dinner and play a little poker. Of course, with my poker playing skills, I lost my pile of chips immediately. This left Sawyer and I on the outskirts of the game as the rest of the boys, Chris, Papa and Nanny continued their pursuit of the $16 at stake. Sawyer was getting very sleepy so I bundled him up in a soft blanket and cuddled him in my lap on a rocker near the corner of the room. As I sat there holding my long 5 year old boy, the realization hit that it would be one of the last times this might happen. My heart leaped with anxious helplessness as I silently bid farewell to that "time" in my life. A small tear of appreciation for all I have experienced in raising 4 small boys touched the corner of my eye - before losing myself in my emotion I turned my attention to the game table. I listened to a roar of belly laughs arise in the favor of my father, and a sense of calm was present. A new phase is on the horizon. Each one of my children is manifesting into individual masterpieces. Seperately they have their own sense of style, humor, likes, dislikes, dreams, and personalities. All is well. I have put my heart and soul into them, and I see clearly that this does not go unappreciated. They are boys of substance - and they continue to be a source of true joy for so many. Much of my drama side would like to sit and mourn the days gone by, yet, the sensible side tells me to be extremely privy to the treasure of today. I do not wish for the return of the past, I wish to cherish each and every "normal day" that comes our way.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

more on the "art of allowing"...

we all get caught up in judgement. we are human. as i study the LOA i am beginning to understand how damaging it is to judge others. in using my precious time thinking about what others should or should not be doing i am only taking thought away from what it is that i want to accomplish in MY life. this is a small part of the "art of allowing" - one of the 3 significant steps in making the LOA work in your life.

" allow it by recognizing that it is not part of YOUR experience. in most cases, it is truly not any of your business. it is not your work. it is the creation; it is the attraction; it is the experience of the others. rather than trying to control the experiences of all others (which you cannot do no matter how hard you try) instead, intend to control your own participation within those experiences. and by setting forth your clear image of the life you want to live, you will prepave a smooth and pleasant path for yourself. "

Law of Attraction
-Esther & Jerry Hicks

this weekend i read these words and they made a monumental impact on me. i am new to this concept so it will take awhile before my practice of this viewpoint flourishes. i have wasted entirely to much time with my analogies of how others should think - or what others should do to improve their lives. i am a self-help guru. that is me. that is my passion. what a wonderful piece of knowledge the paragraph above lends me. i will always be the kind of person that wants to help...but from here on out - i know, that what works for me does not hold true in the lives of others. their reality is that of the thoughts they hold. that is truly a beautiful thing!

"If man understood that "what I create has nothing to do with what anybody else
is creating", then he wouldn't be so afraid of what others are doing."

Law of Attraction

Friday, August 17, 2007


"A man who finds no satisfaction in himself will seek for it in vain elsewhere."

-La Rochefoucauld

i have been one to seek in vain elsewhere for years. i am guilty. constantly in need of reminding. realization is key...and at that moment things can turn around. growing is the continuous pursuit of finding happiness within. satisfaction is finally coming to terms with who you are and not fighting it....

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

what do you want?

"You have to be able to identify what you really love and what you really want, before you can get it."

-Oprah Winfrey

As my studies of the "Law of Attraction" hit the 6th month, I have been inundated with information. I have now read over 6 books on the subject and continue to study everything I can possibly attain. My life is heading in a new direction with all this new knowledge. I remember when I started my job with CINTAS I was asked about my "goals". I didn't even know how to answer that question...I really had NO goals. A little over 1 year later that has changed. My goals are clearly described in a beautiful leather bound handmade book my mother gave to me on my 32nd birthday. It contains within the pages every dream and every goal...holding me accountable and reminding me of where I am, and where I am going. I am a huge believer, and will continue to study it for a lifetime. The unbelievable words of so many that have discovered and lived by the law of attraction in their lifetimes lead me to a daily feeling of contentment and joy that was rarely felt prior to understanding this grand concept.

In Happiness and Joy...

"If you want to remain always happy, always perfect and always fulfilled,then always keep inside your heart a pocketful of sweet dreams."

-Sri Chinmoy Indian Philosopher and Teacher


Monday, August 13, 2007

right or wrong...well, how does it feel?

Everything is valid and everything is truthful, because Law of Attraction lets everything be. The question is not whether it's right or wrong, whether their approach is right or wrong, or whether my approach is right or wrong. The question is: Does their approach feel good to me? And if it doesn't, then I choose a different approach.

- Abraham
Excerpted from the workshop in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, August 2nd, 1998 love...

long slow drive down an old dirt road -you've got your hand out the window, listening to the radio -that's where I wanna be... on an old park bench in the middle of December cold hard rain fallin', can't find no cover -that would be alright with me... hard days, good times, blue skies, dark nights baby, I want you to take me ... wherever you're going to maybe say that you'll save me ... a seat next to you -in the corner booth of a downtown bar, with your head on my shoulder smokin' on a cheap cigar...that would be alright with me -in the back row of a movie or a cross-town train i wanna hear your voice whispering my name...that's where I wanna be -life is like a ferris wheel, spinnin' around when you get to the top it's hard to look down just hang on ... we'll make it through save me ... a seat next to you -when you get to the gates and the angels sing go to that place where the church bells ring -you know I'll come runnin' ... runnin' to find you baby, say that you'll take me ... wherever you're going to maybe I want you to save me ... a seat next to you

-Bon Jovi
Lost Highway

Sunday, August 12, 2007

once again...happy.

This was on one of my favorite websites as the "Daily Quote"

We are really advocates of just getting as happy as you can be—which takes care of everything. Even if you don't have reason to be happy—make it up. Fantasize it. Make a decision that you're going to be happy one way or another—no matter what. "No matter what, I'm going to be happy! If I have to ignore everybody; if I have to never watch television again; if I have to never pick up a newspaper again, I'm going to be happy. If I never have to see that person's face again, I'm going to be happy. If I have to see that person's face, I'm going to find something to see in that person's face that makes me happy. I'm going to be happy. I'm going to be happy. I'm going to be happy."

- Abraham

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

i am so excited!

according to my least 3 people actually look at my little, that is really nice.

Art of Allowing

Art of Allowing: I am that which I am, and I am pleased with it, joyful in it. And you are that which you are, and while it is different perhaps from that which I am, it is also good.

"....I have not come forth into this physical world to get everyone to follow the "truth" that I think is truth. I have not come forth to encourage conformity or sameness - for I am wise enough to understand that in sameness, in conformity, there is not the diversity that stimulates creativity."

"Law of Attraction"

"Never look down on anybody unless your helping them up"

-Revered Jesse Jackson

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

find your freedom...

Hypothetically, people worry about everyone being selfishly oriented. "If everyone did exactly what they want to do, what kind of world would this be?" And we say, a really, really good one. Because if everyone did what they wanted to do, everyone would feel free. And if you feel free, you feel empowered. And every negative emotion that exists—hear this—every negative emotion that exists is because there is some sense of loss of freedom somewhere in there.

"Law of Attraction"

Monday, August 6, 2007


"The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are."

~Thomas Dreier Author, Philosopher and Business Editor

Sunday, August 5, 2007

happy, happy, happy

The greatest gift that you could ever give to another is your own happiness.

-Abraham: "Ask and it is Given"

when asked what they want in life, most people will tell you that they just want to be happy. the problem lies in the criteria. i will be happy when....if only we realized that happiness is simply a conscious choice. it is not set aside for the rich, or the beautiful, or the fulfilled - it is plain and simply an emotion that anyone can access at anytime regardless of circumstances. this statement will pose some opposition. people say - how can i be happy when...i am broke, i am sick, i lost a loved one - life offers up all these challenges. happiness eludes those who don't seek it out. i will be the first to admit that for a very long time i was not a "seeker of happiness". drama seemed to bring me more attention. as the months have passed, i have done some soul searching and in that search my most treasured find is my happiness. my mornings start with a thought of gratitude and in those thoughts my heart is happy. nobody can take that away. it is mine for the taking and i intend to take it in huge quantities. when mama's happy the whole magnuson clan seems to be happy. it is a strange phenomenon, but i am not going to question it...happiness...who knew it was that simple!

Saturday, August 4, 2007


"Having the energy to pursue our passions will always come if that's our wish. Most of who we are, what we do, and where we are going relates to our attitude. Being tired, bored, scared, or unhappy are decisions, nothing more. Coming to grips with this reality has the potential for changing every aspect of what remains of our lives."

Author Unknown
But Very Much Appreciated!

"If there is no wind...row"
-Latin Proverb

Friday, August 3, 2007

friday afternoon

"The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible."

Thursday, August 2, 2007

at·trac·tion (a-trăk'shun)

1. The act or capability of attracting.
2. The quality of attracting; charm.
3. A feature or characteristic that attracts.
4. A person, place, thing, or event that is intended to attract: The main attraction was a CharlieChaplin film.
5. The electric or magnetic force exerted by oppositely charged particles, tending to draw or hold the particles together.
6. The gravitational force exerted by one body on another.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

friendships = gratitude

"When you spend time with people who appreciate you, this stimulates thoughts of appreciation, and you attract gratitude into your life. Why waste your precious minutes on those who feel the need to pass insignificant judgement...those who consistently put your very integrity to the test? Spending time with those who mock you or draw attention to your flaws will cause you to focus on discontented feelings. Cherish the friendships that show consistent appreciation and respect for your very being and in turn your time spent nurturing those relationships will attract into your life unlimited feelings of content and joyous moments."

Angela Magnuson
with the help of "Law of Attraction"