Making Difficult Decisions with Ease

by Carol James – 

Have you ever struggled to make a decision? 
Do you sometimes base your decisions solely on what you think you will get as a result of a given choice? For instance, if you thought “If I take that job, I will have more money, and when I get more money then I can stop worrying about my bills,” your decision would be based on being able to pay your bills, not on being excited about the job.
The problem with a “If I do this then I will have that and when I get that, I will have or be. . .” approach is that if this doesn’t turn out to give you that, which frequently happens, you end up in a state of worry, anxiety or fear.
Of course, when first making the decision you are filled with enthusiasm and expectation of a fabulous outcome. 
I call this stage the honeymoon period: the “in love” stage when everything is rosy and you couldn’t see a blemish with a microscope. However, the decision was made because of an expectation to get something, so it is inevitable that you will start monitoring whether or not it has arrived.
If what is wanted comes quickly, the “in love” state continues to flourish. But when it doesn’t. . .well, there’s just too much negative chatter, doubt and lack found in that state.

There is another, far better place from which to make decisions: the heart. 

The heart’s filter wants to know:
  • Do I feel inspired about this option?
  • Does it feel like the “right” thing to do?
  • Will I grow and expand from this experience?
  • Will everyone involved be uplifted by this choice?
  • Can I feel good about my choice regardless of the outcome?
  • Does it cause my heart to sing?
Instead of laboring over decisions, give yourself time to notice how you feel about each option under consideration, then pick the one that resonates the most with your heart. By doing so, you will naturally pursue the best option. 
After all, your inner knowing – the heart center is the wisest one of all.

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Know Thyself and Why?

 by Michele Knight –

Why Being True To Yourself Is The Greatest Soul Work You Can Do.

The sign above the entrance to the Oracle at Delphi famously read ‘Know Thyself’. Shakespeare wrote ‘To thine own self be true’. And whichever way we look at this, this remains timeless advice. Being authentic and being ourselves is not only necessary for our happiness it is also the most important soul evolutionary work we can undertake.

By knowing ourselves, we then understand exactly what it is we need (as opposed to what we think we want) to live our best, happiest, more creative, rich and abundant lives on every level. 
Not only that, the soul freedom we create for ourselves not only frees us but it frees everyone we come into contact with as we are no longer interested in wasting our time and energy – or theirs, on something that doesn’t serve our greater good.
When we know ourselves, we are unafraid to be ourselves or to show others what we really think or feel. 
Other people’s judgements don’t concern us the way they used to but a funny thing starts to happen. Once we become more open more and more people start responding in kind. Our relationships even with acquaintances, improve and deepen. 
Where do we start? 

First by being honest. Are you hiding something behind the official ‘truth’ about the situation? Believe me, this is a trap that’s easier to fall into than you might think! Perhaps you worked long and hard for a job or promotion but now you’ve got it you’ve discovered it’s not what you thought it would be or no longer you but you don’t want to admit this as you’re worried people what people will say. 

Are you presenting a happy façade that all is well with your marriage or relationship when it’s not? In these days of social media it’s all too easy to start believing our own Facebook status and to use this to create a false perception of what’s really going on in our lives.

Or maybe your job or your relationship is something you just ‘slid’ into before you started thinking about what you really needed? It really doesn’t make you happy but you feel it will cause you and others too much pain to admit that.
If you are unsure even how to begin what I recommend is a Soul Audit. 

Your intuition or ‘gut’ feelings are never wrong. Write down your feelings about every area of your life right now. Your job, your relationship status (whether you are in one or not), your home – anything and everything. 
Write down all the emotions you feel when you think about each area – from the positive to the negative. The key to this exercise is discovering how you truly feel about something. 
If you are listing feeling such as ‘frustration’, ‘trapped’, ‘ambivalent’, ‘drained’, ‘depressed’, ‘exhausted’ then focus on those areas and now list what you would like to be feeling around them instead. Now, what do you need to do to move yourself from the negative side of the feelings spectrum and into the positive? Chances are you are going to have to have conversations with people where you tell them how you really feel – not how they think you may feel.
Don’t necessarily go in thinking that having these conversations means the end of a relationship, friendship or a career. Of course, in certain circumstances a radical shift is going to be necessary to put you back in the right path. 
Very often, speaking your truth allows everyone concerned to come away with a win/win situation. 
Our partners, friends or family are not mind-readers no matter how close we are. By being honest you are inviting them to do the same and together you can address any issues and resolve them. Similarly, that ‘dream’ job that is now a nightmare – having a conversation with your boss may result in you being able to reconnect to whatever it was that made you want the job in the first place.
Knowing what you truly want, think and feel means you don’t waste your precious time or anyone else’s by continuing to invest in something that has no future if that is the outcome. So, far from being a selfish or narcissistic act, being true to ourselves is actually an act of kindness and serious, soul-freeing work for both ourselves and everyone concerned.

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Releasing Limited Concepts of Time

by Peggy Black – 

The biggest aspect of evolution and expansion is to release any limited concepts.
We again offer the opportunity and the invitation to stretch one of your accepted and sacred beliefs. Let’s just take the concept of time. Time that exists in your belief systems, time that is a part of this third dimensional construct does not exist or manifest the same in the other dimensions.
There is an assumed and strongly held belief about time and the concept of time in your dimension. Time is one of the anchors of this dimension.
Humanity has recorded time with history, past events, clocks and calendars as the manners and methods of measure. Humanity has relationship with time that is most interesting. We would like to offer you a suggestion that the references you make to time keep you locked in a limited reality.
Time is a concept here on this planet. All your words about time; continues to keep you in a mind-set of restrictions. Let us give you some examples that are common in your reality. You say there’s not enough time, time is short, time is running out, time is moving too fast, rush time, losing time, wishing for more time, I wish time would hurry up, time is moving so slowly and where did the time go?
We believe you are getting the idea. These are beliefs about time. 
Time like everything else responds to your attitude, your beliefs, your statements, your words, your vibrations. 

Time is one of the fabrics of your earthy game. It is a veil; it keeps you in the illusion. It is wise to realize that time is created only to serve a certain aspect of physical reality.

The Power of Positive Thoughts

 

Are you aware of how powerful your thoughts are?
Whatever you think about the most, you become! At Wings for the Heart, we strive to help you take control of your thoughts and improve them gradually so that every area of your life begins to mirror back the positive energy you are putting out.
Would you like to improve the quality of your life? Would you like to earn more money? Improve your health and feel better? Have more energy? Feel happy and inspired? Enjoy better relationships? 
All of this and more is possible when you learn how to gently guide your mind to focus on better and better thoughts.
It’s easier than you think! 
Start by signing up for our Positive Thought of the Day newsletter.  
It’s packed full of short and sweet positive thoughts! You’ll get plenty of helpful tips relating to optimism, self-love, happiness, confidence, empowerment, health and well-being, positive thinking, abundance, gratitude and more.
“Life is a mirror of your consistent thoughts.”
–Napoleon Hill

“Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit,
you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.”

–Norman Vincent Peale

“Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus
with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.”

–Robert Collier 

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Consciousness – Energy, Frequency & Vibration

The Role of Consciousness in Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Explain The World of Quantum Physics – 
Nothing Is Solid and Everything Is Energy 

by Arjun Walia – 


It has been written about before, over and over again but cannot be emphasized enough. The world of quantum physics is an eerie one, one that sheds light on the truth about our world in ways that challenge the existing framework of accepted knowledge. 

What we perceive as our physical material world is really not physical or material at all, in fact it is far from it. This has been proven time and time again by multiple Nobel Peace Prize (among many other scientists around the world) physicists, one of them being Niels Bohr, a Danish Physicist who made significant contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory. 

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” (Niels Bohr)



At the turn of the ninetieth century, physicists started to explore the relationship between energy and the structure of matter. In doing so, the belief that a physical, Newtonian material universe that was at the very heart of scientific knowing was dropped, and the realization that matter is nothing but an illusion replaced it. Scientists began to recognize that everything in the Universe is made out of energy. 

“Despite the unrivaled empirical success of quantum theory, the very suggestion that it may be literally true as a description of nature is still greeted with cynicism, incomprehension and even anger.” (T. Folger, “Quantum Shmantum”; Discover 22:37-43, 2001)

Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating, each one radiating its own unique energy signature. Therefore, if we really want to observe ourselves and find out what we are, we are really beings of energy and vibration, radiating our own unique energy signature -this is fact and is what quantum physics has shown us time and time again. We are much more than what we perceive ourselves to be, and it’s time we begin to see ourselves in that light. If you observed the composition of an atom with a microscope, you would see a small, invisible tornado-like vortex, with a number of infinitely small energy vortices called quarks and photons. 

These are what make up the structure of the atom. As you focused in closer and closer on the structure of the atom, you would see nothing, you would observe a physical void. The atom has no physical structure, we have no physical structure, physical things really don’t have any physical structure! Atoms are made out of invisible energy, not tangible matter. 

“Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual” – (Richard Conn Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University (1) quote taken from ‘the mental universe’)
It’s quite the conundrum, isn’t it? Our experience tells us that our reality is made up of physical material things, and that our world is an independently existing objective one. The revelation that the universe is not an assembly of physical parts, suggested by Newtonian physics, and instead comes from a holistic entanglement of immaterial energy waves stems from the work of Albert Einstein, Max Planck and Werner Heisenberg, among others.  

The Role of Consciousness in Quantum Mechanics 

What does it mean that our physical material reality isn’t really physical at all? It could mean a number of things, and concepts such as this cannot be explored if scientists remain within the boundaries of the only perceived world existing, the world we see. As Nikola Tesla supposedly said: 

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” (Nikola Tesla)

Fortunately, many scientists have already taken the leap, and have already questioned the meaning and implications of what we’ve discovered with quantum physics. One of these potential revelations is that “the observer creates the reality.” 

A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. (R. C. Henry, “The Mental Universe”; Nature 436:29, 2005)

One great example that illustrates the role of consciousness within the physical material world (which we know not to be so physical) is the double slit experiment. This experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality. (2
A double-slit optical system was used to test the possible role of consciousness in the collapse of the quantum wave-function. The ratio of the interference pattern’s double-slit spectral power to its single-slit spectral power was predicted to decrease when attention was focused toward the double-slit as compared to away from it. The study found that factors associated with consciousness, such as meditation, experience, electrocortical markers of focused attention and psychological factors such as openness and absorption, significantly correlated in predicted ways with perturbations in the double-slit interference pattern.(2

This is just the beginning. I wrote another article earlier this year that has much more, sourced information with regards to the role of consciousness and our physical material world: 10 Scientific Studies that Prove Consciousness Can Alter Our Physical Material World

What’s The Significance? 

The significance of this information is for us to wake up, and realize that we are all energy, radiating our own unique energy signature. Feelings, thoughts and emotions play a vital role, quantum physics helps us see the significance of how we all feel. If all of us are in a peaceful loving state inside, it will no doubt impact the external world around us, and influence how others feel as well. 

“If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” (Nikola Tesla)

Studies have shown that positive emotions and operating from a place of peace within oneself can lead to a very different experience for the person emitting those emotions and for those around them. At our subatomic level, does the vibrational frequency change the manifestation of physical reality? If so, in what way? 

We know that when an atom changes its state, it absorbs or emits electromagnetic frequencies, which are responsible for changing its state. Do different states of emotion, perception and feelings result in different electromagnetic frequencies? Yes! This has been proven. (3

HERE is a great video that touches on what I am trying to get across here. 

We are all connected. 

“Space is just a construct that gives the illusion that there are separate objects” (Dr. Quantum, Source)

Sources: 

About the author: Arjun Walia – I joined the CE (collective-evolution.com) team in 2010 and have been doing this ever since. There are many things happening on the planet that don’t resonate with me and I wanted to do what I could to play a role in creating change. It’s been great making changes in my own life and creating awareness and I look forward to more projects that move beyond awareness and into action and implementation. So stay tuned 🙂 arjun 

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Change Your Day With A Deep Breath

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We’ve all said it.  “Take a deep breath.”
When the kids come running in the door, breathing heavily and launching into a story a mile a minute.  “Take a deep breath.”
When someone is panicked and trying to tell you what happened, but she is obviously under duress.  “Relax.  Take a breath, then tell me.”
When he storms into your office with a voice just beneath a yell, red-faced and angry about something someone did.  “Before you tell me another word, take a deep breath.
But the real benefit comes from breathing before a crisis or stressful event.  
A deep breath almost at any time can change your mood, improve your day and help you achieve more.  I don’t always remember to do it but when I do, my day is more relaxed and I have a better and calmer presence.  As a singer, I know that I feel better after singing a difficult song.  The reason may very well be the forced deep breathing from the diaphragm.
Some of the benefits of practiced deep breathing:
  • It immediately relaxes you.
  • It sends a signal to your brain that you are safe.
  • It detoxifies your body by allowing more oxygen into your blood and pushing out carbon dioxide.
  • It reduces fatigue.
  • It gives you more energy.
  • It reduces stress.
  • It releases endorphins.
Breathing may be instinctual but there are best practices.  
Here’s my preferred method:
1.  Take a deep breath in through your nose while counting to 5.  You want to breathe in and expand your diaphragm.  That means your upper chest doesn’t move as much as your lower belly, which should expand.
2.  Hold the breath for five seconds.
3.  Exhale while counting backwards from eight.  Visualize something.  I visualize a hot air balloon dropping slowly as I count down to one.
Try putting a reminder into your electronic calendar reminding you to take a minute to breathe.   Maybe use a sticky note and put it on your computer screen.  In this world of overcrowded schedules and constant interruptions and stress, make sure you take the time out for life’s most basic need.
–Skip Prichard

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Transforming Doubt, Activating Joy

Behind every genius idea, act of courage, work of art, budding love relationship and step into the unknown, doubt lurks. Following an ahha moment where the clouds of confusion part and we see with clear awareness, there often comes a time of questioning. 
Self-doubt can make you feel as if you are inwardly divided and at odds with what you know to be your truth. Your creative, inspired and intuitively insightful spirit and your cautious, fear based ego mind seem to be at war with one another. Which one you listen to and act from, depends in part of your past experiences and your self-awareness.
Doubt traps us in a small and dark corner. 
A form of judgment, doubt arises when we expect certain outcomes. For years I wanted to write a book. I had a lot of ideas but whenever I started to write them down I doubted my abilities. I would torture myself with questions like: What if I failed? What if I spend months and maybe years writing a book and I cannot get it published? What if no one reads it or likes what I write? 
My expectations were high. If I wrote a book I wanted it to be published, read and successful. Doubts plagued me.
Lacking the conviction that I could be a successful writer, I turned my attention to other areas. I devoted myself to becoming a better and more accurate intuitive and medium and increasing my clientele. I also worked part time as an art therapist at a treatment center for troubled youth. 
It was in this unlikely environment that my fears and anxiousness about writing was transformed. 
A large part of my work as an art therapist involved creating stories. To keep the young people engaged and participating I had to creatively dig deep. When they enthusiastically engaged with one of my tall tales, usually an outrageous and ridiculous one, I quickly wrote it down. Hopeful that the next class would also find it as interesting, 
I began to write without noticing that I was writing. No longer feeling pressure to perform and be successful, my relationship to writing changed. Writing, I realized, helped me to feel alive, vibrant and full of energy. It was a transcendent experience where all of me came together with passion and purpose.
The dread of publishers, others opinions and my own perfectionist self-judgment began to fade and be less important. Writing was no longer felt like a choice. I wrote for my soul, it was the elixir that I needed to feel fully alive.
If doubt is plaguing you here are a few suggestions:

  • Take a break and get away from the project or issue that you feel doubtful about.
  • Do something that helps you to feel confident and happy, It doesn’t matter what it is. Go for a walk, play your favorite sport, listen to music, watch a good movie or go to a museum.
  • Be honest about your expectations. Ask yourself the following questions. What are my expectations? Are they realistic? Am I expecting too much of myself?”
  • Be with others who love and encourage you.
  • Share your feelings with someone that you can trust and who is supportive. Be careful not to confide in those who may have their own doubts and a negative perspective. Learn how to take care of yourself and share your dreams with those who have followed theirs.
  • Be with those who uplift you and will love you for who you are.
  • Listen within, for what is right for you.
  • Spend some time alone. Listen to your heart and your gut. Ask yourself: “If I knew that I would succeed and that everything is possible what would I do?
  • Trust your intuition.
  • Make plans and take baby steps.
  • Write down a plan for what you would like to accomplish and experience. Break it down into manageable steps. Give yourself small daily and weekly goals. Celebrate your progress. 
  • If you begin feel doubt take a time out. 
  • Refocus on what you have accomplished and what your next steps will be.
  • Give it your all and remember that choosing the safe sure thing does not necessarily mean that you will be happy, successful or better off. You cannot control outcomes but you can choose to participate in what brings you joy and what feels right for you.
–Sherrie Dillard
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