Welcome To The May 2006 Edition Of The "Enlightened Journey" E-Zine
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What We'll Be Covering In This Issue
1) A Personal Note From Chuck
2) An Overveiw Of What We’ve Covered So Far
3) The Creative Power and Importance Of Written Affirmations
4) Properly Structuring Your Positive Affirmations
5) Action Plan For The Month
6) Guest Article - Creating Success By Leslie Fieger
7) Scientific Proof Of Todays Subject Matter
8) Spiritual Principles
9) Famous Quotes
10) Helpful Resources
I hope that you have had an incredible month since we last met in the April Edition of "Enlightened Journey."
If you are one of the many new subscribers I would like to both thank and welcome you to our group of like minded success seekers, and it is my sincere hope that we can assist you in some way to begin heightening your awareness as well as your ability to begin consciously and purposefully creating the life experiences that you desire and deserve.
For those of you who have e-mailed me and not yet received a response, I would first of all like to apologize and assure you that I will answer soon.
It has been an exciting and extremely busy month, but I am currently working on a system that will enable me to respond to you more quickly. I appreciate your understanding.
Before we get into the meat of this months edition, I'd like to share a personal story concerning an experience that I had this past month. Actually it was my 12 year old son's experience but it really excited and motivated me and I believe that you will be able to benefit from it's message.
As many of you are already aware, the DVD titled
came out a few months ago. After viewing it on the internet and personally experiencing the power that it's message holds, I decided to purchase a copy. WOW! What a powerful, empowering and life changing production!
For those of you that aren't aware, it is a 90 minute documentary that clearly conveys the message of Universal Principles and how they work in relation to the creative power of your thoughts and emotions in creating the day to day life experiences that you come to live out in your day to day life. If you haven't yet seen it, I HIGHLY recommend that you do. It is EXTREMELY powerful and enlightening.
Anyway, a few days after it arrived, my family and I scheduled an evening to sit down and watch it together. Although watching TV together is not a common activity around our home, this was an event that I KNEW my family had to see. This is probably the most powerful documentary EVER produced in relation to specifically explaining how each of your life events unfold as well as providing simple, and easy to understand language as to how you can begin using YOUR conscious will to begin producing specific results in your own life that you desire to experience, and eliminating that which you don't.
As anticipated it dramatically raised the awareness, curiosity, as well as the energy level around the house. Afterward, although there were many questions to answer and it was necessary for me to provide a few real world examples, it was evident that it had made a positive and powerful impact on my wife and two boys.
Although I for some time had discussed and shared with each of them the principles that "The Secret" contained, actually watching it made a more powerful and deeper impact than I had been enabled to convey and share at that point.
Fast forward 2 weeks later.........
As I was sitting in my home office writing, my 12 year old came running into the house and bolted through my office doors more excited than I had seen him in a while. "Dad, Dad!! I've got to tell you something!! This Law of Attraction stuff REALLY works!" Although this was no shock to me I was anxious to hear what his excitement was all about. He began to share with me how he had been wanting this new battery powered machine gun that he had seen a few days before. He continued to share that after watching "The Secret", he started implementing the visualization technique that he had picked up on.
He went on to share with me how he needed an additional $27.00 for his new toy. In his words "I really wanted it and I just started thinking about where I could get the money!" A few days later as he was driving his little gas powered mini "pocket rocket" to his friends house who lives a few blocks away he noticed something laying in the middle of the road. He stopped and picked it up and discovered that his newfound treasure was a "Game Boy", which for those of you who aren't familiar is a miniature handheld computer game. To his amazement as he picked it up and turned it on he found that it worked perfectly and that it had sustained no damage.
Since he already had one of these little treasures, he rushed home, made a few phone calls to the local game shops in our area, and guess what he could sell it to them for? You guessed it, $27.00. My wife took him down to the game shop where he excitedly exchanged his newfound treasure for the $27.00 that he had thought about and attracted to him, and he is now the proud owner of the latest and greatest rapid fire M-16 replica that he had envisioned and desired so badly.
Coincidence? Hardly. One thing that I have discovered and come to know as an undeniable fact in my growth process, is that there is no such thing as coincidence. The day to day events, conditions, and circumstances that each of us experience happens in a precise and predictable manner and does so as a result of our thoughts, words, actions, and beliefs, whether conscious or unconscious.
My sons newly found treasure happened as a result of a sincere desire that he had which he projected through his thoughts and emotions, developed the belief that it could happen based on the knowledge he had recently acquired, and as a result recieved the very thing that he desired, and in an amazingly fast period of time!! I was far more excited for him experiencing his own first hand breakthrough discovery than he was about receiving his new toy.
I can assure you of one thing, in the future when my son has a desire that develops, (and he'll have many) he'll remember the proper way to attract and bring about the results that will fulfill it. As he discovers, develops the necessary belief, and more deeply digests the fact that the Universe can just as easily provide $10,000,000.00 as it can the $27.00 that he intentionally and purposefully attracted to him, I expect I will be sharing more of his future experiences with you in later issues.
Ok, let's do a quick review of what we have covered so far.......
An Overveiw Of What We've Covered So Far
In the previous editions of this series of "Enlightened Journey" we have been introduced to and made aware of the
which govern the process of creation. In addition we have touched on the power of your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions and the crucial part that each plays in attracting those events, conditions, and circumstances which you are currently experiencing in your life as well as discovered how each of these has been established and your power to change those which aren't serving you.
Which leads us into the meat of this months edition of "Enlightened Journey."
As promised in the April Edition, we will be delving in more deeply concerning specific steps to bring about the desired results in your own day to day life experience, and provide a focused and simple step by step plan that will enable you to immediately begin manifesting and more importantly "Experiencing" the results that you most desire to experience.
As mentioned in previous issues, regardless if your desire falls under the category of Money, Health, or Relationships, it is this same creative process, governed by the immutable and unwavering Universal Laws that govern the entire Universe that will assist you in manifesting and experiencing that which you most desire to experience. As explained in previous editions, the process of creation is identical and unwavering regardless of what it is that you desire to manifest in your own life.
The unpleasent and undesirable events, conditions, and circumstances that you may be experiencing are brought about and created through the same process, and with the same unbiased and non prejudice system that will allow you, once you are aware of how, to begin creating only those results that you desire to experience, should you make the choice to utilize them.
So without further delay let's get started. The first thing that we will cover is how and why written affirmations are so important.......
.....The Creative Power And Importance Of Written Affirmations
Before we start into the HOW of structuring your written affirmations, let's cover WHY it is important to do them and how it is that they hold the creative power that they do in the process of bringing about your desired results.
As we have previously covered, EVERYTHING that you can see and experience with the five physical senses of touch, taste, sight, hearing, and smell, as well as those things that can't be experienced with the human senses, didn't just suddenly appear one day out of thin air without there first being a "Cause" for there manifestation. This Cause, for the sake of this explaination, we'll refer to as the seed. In relation to physical objects, what is this seed, where does it come from, and how does it produce things, whatever they might be in tangible form that we can and do eventually experience with our five human senses? It is known as "THOUGHT."
Everything that you can see and experience in the physical world happens and has happened as a result of an initial thought. This initial "seed thought" once thought of or conceived, prior to materializing in physical form had to go through a process. A very simple, predictable, and precise process which enabled it to eventually manifest and be experienced in physical form.
What is that process? The same process that you are aware of and consistantly witness in the Laws Of Nature. First the seed has to be conceived. Second, it must be planted in fertile soil. Third, it must be nurtured. And finally it must grow.
That is exactly what you will be doing in implementing the following process of structuring and using your own written affirmations. You will begin by taking the seed (thought) and taking the first step in the manifestation process, and bringing it into the physical realm. By hand writing your affirmations you are literally bringing from the non-physical or Spiritual realm, your thoughts, (desires) and taking the first important step toward bringing them into physical being.
Hand written affirmations can be compared to the initial planting of the "creative seed" which is an essential first step in the creative process. Consistantly reveiwing your affirmations in effect are the nurturing of your initial thought seed much like sun and water are the nurturing elements of a seed planted in your garden. In order for the initial seed to grow and produce that which it is intended to produce, it must be nurtured, correct? It's the same thing with manifesting and growing results that you desire to experience in your life.
In order to effectively grow and manifest healthy and vibrant plants it is necessary for some other elements to exist. Written affirmations are one of those elements.
By having and reveiwing targeted and specific affirmations, it enables you to form and experience feelings or emotions associated with those initial thought seeds. The feelings or emotions that you experience as a result of them can be compared to additional nurturing that as certain as you are reading this e-zine will assist your seed to grow and manifest in physical form based on the seeds that you plant and the nurturing that you provide. Any other outcome is impossible and would go against the very laws of nature. In other words NO OTHER OUTCOME IS POSSIBLE.
Another additional and very important element that is necessary for manifesting the desired outcome is belief. Belief serves as the fertilizer that will feed and allow your initial seed to grow and will allow it to grow much more quickly as long as it is the proper type and consistancy. That is another important aspect of written affirmations, more importantly consistantly reveiwing the affirmations that you create to allow the subconscious mind to absorb that which you desire and establish the belief that it can and will manifest.
Through consistancy these desired results are absorbed by the subconscious mind and in effect overwrite previously established self limiting and false beliefs that you have previously established which have been responsible for producing the less than desirable results that you may have experienced to this point.
Regardless of what you may have been previously taught or what you have come to believe at this point in your life, the thoughts that you think, the beliefs that you currently hold, and the life experiences that you currently see in your life, are a direct result of what you have previously been taught to believe. The purpose of written affirmations is to instill in the subconscious mind new beliefs where necessary, which in turn will allow you to experience the desired emotions that will nurture and enable your initial thought seeds to grow into that which they were originally intended to produce. The events, conditions, and circumstances that you desire to experience in YOUR life!
Ok, now that we have a better understanding of WHY affirmations are so important, and HOW they work as they do, let's delve into HOW to correctly structure them so they will begin producing the desired results in your life.
Properly Structuring Your Positive Affirmations
As you begin to think about and structure your affirmations, make certain that they are something that you "truly desire" to have in your life. By creating affirmations based on a passing fancy, or a desire that you have today but will be gone tomorrow will only be a waste of time and energy. The affirmations that you are about to create need to be thought out and include only that which you truly desire to experience, and which create strong emotions within you as you think about them coming into your life.
It is not necessary and will dilute the effectiveness of your affirmations if you just half hazardly and mindlessly scribble out some statements without really thinking them through and taking the time to find what really stirs up the positive emotions within you based on your desires.
As you think about each life area that you desire to experience results in, it may be helpful to keep the following life areas in mind and structure an affirmation for each area that you desire improvement.
These areas are......
Your specific affirmations will more than likely vary in size and scope from those of another, depending on your current situation in any given area, so if your doing this with a partner or spouse make certain that each affirmation is structured in a way that resonates within you personally. The affirmations and desires of another may not spark and ignite the necessary emotions within you that are necessary to attract the desired results.
Each affirmation needs to be very personal and designed for you specifically if they are to be effective.
As you structure each affirmation in each specific area, really think deeply about what it is that you desire to experience. Think deeply about how it will make you feel to really have whatever it may be. What does attaining it sound like? What specifically does it look like? Can you touch it, smell it, taste it? Integrate the 5 senses into each affirmation as much as you possibly can. In the area of money, how much is it that you desire to fulfill your desires. How does it feel to experience having those things that the amount of money you desire can buy? In relationships what particular circumstances would be necessary to allow you to feel completely fulfilled in them? In relation to health exactly what must you do to feel and experience optimal health and wellness in your own life. As you write out each, utilize each of the five senses within them as much as you possibly can.
As you progress through each category make certain that each affirmation is structured in the here and now. Write it out as though you are currently living and experiencing that which you most desire to experience. Make it as real as possible and write each in a way that really stirs the emotions and allows you to quite literally "feel and experience" the excitement of what it is like to be experiencing and enjoying it RIGHT NOW. Just as if YOU ARE experiencing it right now.
Another extremely important factor is structuring each affirmation in the positive, eliminating any negative words. As an example rather than "I'm not broke anymore" instead structure it as "I consistantly have all the money I need and more."
Go through each category and really give each the attention that it deserves. Be as descriptive as possible and think of each affirmation as if your future is depending on it, because IT IS! That is exactly what each is creating, YOUR future.
Unfortunately for many they are unknowingly and unconsciously affirming and receiving results that they claim that they DON'T want to experience. Although the process of creation is identical in either case, without a basic understanding of Universal Law as well as the importance of understanding the creative power that your thoughts and emotions hold in the creative process, it will be difficult for many to establish the necessary belief that is necessary to bring into physical being those things that you desire.
By developing a focused and conscious list of those things that you most desire to experience and developing the discipline to continually stir the positive emotions that surface as a result of them through visualization, you will discover that you REALLY CAN become a conscious creator of that which you choose to experience in your life.
The seeds that you will be planting HAVE to grow, just as the seeds that you have previously planted are being experienced in your life right now. That Is The Law and Any Other Outcome Is Impossible!
Understanding this, you can now begin to consciously and with focused intent, plant only those seeds that are in alignment with those things that YOU CHOOSE to experience and become aware of and eliminate those that have produced the undesirable circumstances that you choose NOT to experience.
With this new knowledge, you now have a choice to make. You can now begin taking the necessary action that will empower you to begin shaping your future results or continue to do as you have in the past and continue to receive the same results. Either way, it is YOUR choice.
It is our sincere and heartfelt desire for you will make the choice to experience the life that you are more than capable of experiencing and were created to enjoy.
If you will only choose to do so, you REALLY CAN experience a life filled with Joy, Fulfillment, Inner Peace, Contentment, and Unlimited Prosperity in each and every area of your life.
Action Plan For The Month
For the remainder of the month, make it a point to think through and create your written affirmations for each area of your life as defined above.
Once finished set aside time each day to reveiw them (preferably right after awakening and just before going to sleep)and begin developing the habit to do it consistantly.
If you miss a day don't beat yourself up over it, just pick up where you left off and re-affirm to yourself that you will commit to developing the daily habit of doing so. As I have discovered it takes approx. 21 days for new actions to become habit so do the best you can to ensure that you do it EVERY DAY.
Develop the habit and the discipline to consistantly reveiw each of your newly constructed affirmations and do so in a way that will stir the positive creative emotions within you and in no time you will begin the process of attracting to you those things that you most desire and deserve to experience.
Creating Success - This Months Guest Article By Leslie Fieger
This months guest article by my friend and mentor Leslie Fieger will assist you in better understanding the necessity and power of not only developing an effective affirmation process but the importance of consistantly reviewing and using it to begin manifesting YOUR desired results in life.
You can view the article by
I hope you enjoy it.
Scientific Proof Of Todays Subject Matter
Here's what The Journal of Mental Imagery sponsored by the International Imagery Association says concerning visualization......
"A rapidly growing body of scientific findings from psychology, psychiatry and neuropsychology has found that fast and extensive emotional, physiological and psychological change can occur through mental imagery....The image resides at the core of consciousness....It effortlessly joins the inner self with the outside world, permits the positive to confront and overcome the negative, leads us to an appreciation of art in Nature, [and] forges new paths in consciousness through new perception."
I encourage you to do your own additional research.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
You are made in the image and likeness of God.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
As a man thinketh, so is he.
Famous Quotes Concerning Visualization
"Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action." -David Seabury
"Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it." - Napolean Hill
"You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature." -Les Brown
"Visualization and belief in a pattern of reality, Activates the creative power of Realization." -A. L. Linall, Jr.
"Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it; they feel it; they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life." - Steven Covey
"I've discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen." - Charles Garfield
Although I included this link in the last edition of , I have placed it here again because of it's relevance to what has been covered in this edition. If you haven't already I encourage you to visit the
Creative Visualization page
. It explains in great detail how to effectively visualize and should be used afterwards in combination with your written visualizations.
You will be astounded with the results!
Once you have effectively discovered that you do have the ability, and you have firmly developed the belief that you have already been provided the gift to co-create your existence and truly are the one in control of the events, conditions, and circumstances of your day to day outcomes, you will have discovered the key to living a life of fulfillment and prosperity.
Until the next edition, I hope that you will choose to consistantly take the action steps recommended. I can assure you that if you will, you will begin to understand the importance and the unlimited power that this process holds in attracting and creating phenomenal results in your life.
The results that you most desire, deserve, and were created to enjoy.
Additional Tools and Resources
If you have a desire to further expand your knowledge and gain deeper insight into precisely HOW the process of ALL things come into being and to learn to more quickly implement the steps as well as the principles covered in each "Enlightened Journey", I have found the following resources to be extremely helpful in developing that deeper understanding as well as provide simple, effective steps that will assist you in understanding, developing and learning to effectively change those emotions which may be working against accomplishing your deepest and most heartfelt desires. If you should choose to utilize one or all of them, I know from personal experience that you will find them to be of tremendous help to you. For those that don't receive the e-zine in html format you can copy and paste the following URL into your browser and reveiw these resources at the Abundance-and-Happiness.com site. Here it is http://www .abundance-and-happiness.com/self-improvement-course.html
The Delfin Knowledge System - The Trilogy :
The Delphin Knowledge system provides the education as well as the steps that will enable you to develop a strong foundation of belief in your personal ability to begin consciously creating your life results.
This system designed and narrated by Leslie and Sandra Fieger is an extremely in depth and insightful view of the process of how ALL things come into being, including those day to day experiences that you have in your own life as well as specific steps that you can begin taking immediately to improve each and every area of your life. TheDelphin Knowledge System also known as "The Trilogy", which consists 3 extremely powerful and educational modules, The Initiation, The Journey, and The Quest will empower you and enlighten your path to accomplishing massive achievements in whatever life area that you choose.
The Power Pause - John Harricharan:
The Power Pause, which is one of the most powerful and masterfully written e-books that I have ever read and utilized, written by one of the most trusted, caring, and insightful life teachers that I have encountered, consists of a 3 step 3 minute formula that you can begin to use immediately to provide profound life changing results in the areas of money, health, or relationships. The story as well as the simplicity of the process necessary to begin realizing dramatic changes in the life areas that you desire is truly amazing. This immediately downloadable e-book is a “Must Have” for any personal development / self empowerment library, and is so effective because at it's core is based on and compliments the same powerful visualization technique that has been covered in this edition of the newsletter.
The Higher Balance Institute - Multi-Dimensional Meditation :
Eric Pepin, the founder of Higher Balance teaches and leads you through the most effective and powerful guided meditation technique that I have ever experienced. Through it’s use you will discover more clarity in your thought process, higher retention levels of acquired knowledge, as well as tapping into a sense of inner peace, well being, and a KNOWING that is quite hard to describe in human words. I highly recommend incorporating this daily 20 minute process into your life with any other program that you choose to utilize. The results will quite literally astound you and provide you benefits far greater than what can be listed here.
Each of the above resources have been and still are utilized by me personally and I can assure you will provide powerful and substantial results regardless of which life area that you choose to enhance, IF you should choose to utilize them.
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Until we meet again on the pages of the June edition, I wish for you a month full of Love, Joy, Inner Peace, Fulfillment, and Unlimited Prosperity in EACH and EVERY area of your life.
What I choose to refer to as Abundance and Happiness.
Have An Incredible and Prosperous Month,