Winter is upon us.
Can you feel it?
This is the shortest day of the year.
From this day forward, the days become longer.
The sun shines more and more each day.
There is more light!
It may appear that winter brings growth to a halt.
But in fact, nature is just completing its cycle to prepare for new growth.
Roses are trimmed and pruned back to small shrubs, yet they will blossom even more beautifully in the spring and summer because of it.
There may be events or circumstances in your life that appear to be setbacks.
You may feel that you have failed or not achieved what you desire.
You may feel lost or alone in the dark.
These events or circumstances are golden links in your chain of good.
They are learning experiences to make you an even better person or more successful.
The are stepping stones on your path to success.
Look at all of the seasons of life as wonderful and necessary.
Each teaches you an important lesson and brings you gifts.
Choose to allow and accept life in its many seasons and phases.
Let life be the way it is and flow with it.
Before you know it, the short, cold days of winter turn into the long, warm days of summer.
Your obstacles turn into your advantages and your enemies turn into your teachers.
Everything is part of the divine plan.
Everything is for your best.
The MEGA Coach
What is stopping you from being successful?
There is very little difference between fear and excitement.
If you think you are becoming fearful, notice it and look for the fun and excitement.
Stay open, stay positive and encourage yourself with positive self talk and acknowledgement.
What is your greatest fear?
What are your belief systems about it?
How does it to hold you back from what you want?
What areas of your life does it affect?
Definition of fear:
Have the courage to face and confront your fear and watch it dissolve. When you shine the light of awareness and truth on fear, it becomes clear that it is false evidence appearing real. The power of positive thinking overwhelms and destroys fear and negativity. It requires just as much energy to be negative as it does to be positive, yet the consistent long term results are very different. Which do you choose now?
Creating a strong pattern of positive thinking creates an empowered life and success. If you use that same energy in a negative direction the results are destructive. Either way, you have to expend the same amount of energy. Doesn’t it make more sense to be positive and create the life you want and deserve?
Do you want to transform a negative pattern or fear? Consistent focus on a new, positive thought, pattern or behavior for 20 days will replace the old one. Positive self talk is also very important and powerful in the process.
Scientists have discovered that over 95% of all negative thoughts and fears do not happen.
Negative thoughts are a waste of energy because eventually you have to focus on the positive and what you actually want to create and do it.
“Why worry, it will probably NEVER happen.”
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale
What is the worst that could happen?
What is the best that could happen?
Which outcome do you want to focus on?
Turn your fear into power!
Go for it!
The MEGA Coach
Recent events and the tragedy in Sandy Hook have encouraged people all over America and the world to look at violence and the use of guns. Acts of terrorism and people hurting other people have occurred since the beginning of human history. There is a way to peace. Our wisest leaders, philosophers and teachers have shared it with us for centuries.
It is the Golden Rule.
Be kind and considerate to yourself and others.
It requires courage and discipline to do the right thing, especially when tempted by evil, greed and power. Be very clear – it is possible to live following proper principles successfully with total joy. All it takes is to live practicing the ten commandments. It takes being present in your life moment by moment. It takes following the values of goodness and kindness inside your heart.
Roy Eugene Davis shared a message for the New Year:
“There is a proven way to be assured of total well-being and progressive spiritual growth. It is to attentively nurture optimistic mental attitudes, clear states of consciousness and constructive behaviors now that will allow our highest good to be experienced in all aspects of life. We are in the dawning phase of an emerging Era of Global Enlightenment. We should be enthusiastic and optimistic while living each day as skillfully and wisely as possible.
We don’t have to allow external events or situations; subjective conditions such as thought, moods or subconscious inclinations; or the negative opinions of others to interfere with our rational thinking and behavior. We can cultivate confidence, creatively imagine ideal possibilities, be decisive, behave constructively and meditate daily to be Self-knowing and fully conscious of our eternal relationship with the Infinite. By being self-determined we can make inspired decisions and do things that enhance our lives and the lives of all others who are influenced by our mental states, states of consciousness and actions.”
The best way to success is by being an example of a good person.
Be kind to others.
Smile and give yourself and others grace.
Life is precious so focus your time, energy and resources on your highest and best choices for the good of all concerned!
God bless us all with Health, Wealth and Perfect Self-Expression!
The MEGA Coach
Hanukkah is the Festival of Light.
Every night for eight nights, candles are lit and prayers and songs are sung.
There is love, kindness, giving and sharing.
It is a time of joy.
Families and friends sing songs, play games and eat delicious food. The eight candles symbolize the miracle when the Second Temple in Jerusalem was liberated in 165 BCE. The Temple had been looted and much was destroyed. There was only enough pure olive oil to burn the menorah for one night.
Yet, the oil burned for eight days and nights allowing the Jewish people to prepare a fresh supply of olive oil. So the holiday of Hanukkah was established to last for eight days and candles are lit every night to remember and celebrate the miracle. The word Hanukkah comes from the root meaning “to dedicate” and the Jewish people rededicated the Second Temple.
During the holiday it is a tradition to exchange gifts, to have fun and eat potato pancakes, blintzes and applesauce. It is one of the more joyful and fun of the Jewish Holidays. It is a time to share in the joy of freedom and light.
It is interesting that Hanukkah begins on the day that the fighting stopped in Jerusalem. What a wonderful metaphor – the fighting stopped and there was light and peace – The Festival of Light.
The tragedy that has shaken our country and the world only acknowledges the great need for love and kindness. It is time to stop fighting now – on all levels and time for light and peace.
Our world needs this more than ever and the story and history of Hanukkah proves that miracles do happen.
The symbols of the holiday are beautiful – lighting candles, giving gifts, singing songs and sharing tasty meals.
The most important focus is being kind to each other and sharing our light.
Because our greatest joy is found in giving to others and in giving we share our light and love.
The beauty of history is that it can teach us something that is relevant in our lives.
But the lesson can only be valuable to someone who is open to learn and to grow.
Every moment there is an opportunity for you to grow.
Make this a time for you to dedicate your life to your highest purpose.
Focus on peace and on sharing your light and kindness with others.
Make this moment count.
The MEGA Coach
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