By Diane English
Have you ever met someone who was a drama queen and totally controlled
by unhappiness? Someone who reveled in their misery and became a
psychic black hole? Their lives are miserable and complaining or
blame is their only response. Negative energy is something we are
all familiar with, but it isnï¿½t something we all have to live with.
If you want to live a life full of joy, prosperity and laughter
you just have to remember you have a choice. Life will always surprise
you with challenges, but how you handle them is entirely up to you.
Is the glass half full or half empty? Here are some not-so-secret
secrets to creating your own reality that are very simple.
Secret 1 Whip up a feeling of gratitude for all that you already
have. You are richer than 80 percent of the inhabitants on the
planet. In America we have been given an incredible opportunity
to live a lifestyle most of the global community never gets to experience.
Count your blessings, write them down and display them on your refrigerator
or your desk at work. As you begin to focus on the beautiful gifts
the world has given you your life will change and so will the way
you view yourself and others. Once you have focused on being thankful
you can bet the Universe will respond by giving you more things
to be grateful for!
Secret 2 Decide exactly what you want. Desire is the driving
force behind almost everything in our three dimensional world. When
our bodies want nourishment we desire to eat, when the flowers open
in the morning it is because they want sun, when a dog barks it
wants to be noticed. The reason most people donï¿½t get what they
want is because they keep changing their minds! Deciding what we
want isnï¿½t always the easiest task. It often involves making a choice
or a decision. The real truth is we CAN have our heartï¿½s desire,
if we are connected to it.
Secret 3 Visualize what your life will look and FEEL like
when your dreams come true! Too often we are told to stop daydreaming
and goofing off, to be serious! By the time we are adults we donï¿½t
realize we have been brainwashed into believing that dreaming is
lazy and imagining things is crazy. Not only can we dream about
what our lives will be like; we can imagine how it feels to have
all of the things we have ever wanted! Gloria Steinem says, ï¿½Without
leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.ï¿½ So, start making your
plans right now and watch what happens when dreams really do come
Secret 4 Dwell only upon the end result and let the Universe
take care of the details. Many people are confused and believe
that to create your own reality you must have control, but it isnï¿½t
necessary to control the world around you, just the way you think,
act and believe. Buddha said, ï¿½We are what we think. All that we
are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.ï¿½
Emotions, circumstances, other people: all of these are subject
to change without our permission. Our thoughts and feelings are
the key! If we dwell on where we are going rather than how long
it will take to get there the ride will be much more fun! A plane
ride can be long and tiring, but the moment you put your first toe
in the clear, blue waters of the Caribbean you know it was worth
the effort. Keep your eye on the prize and let the rest of the world
Secret 5 Be grateful for what you are about to receive.
Live in gratitude for that which is on its way to you! Start saying
thank you, not just for the past, but also for the future. Be thankful
for the ripe old age you know you are going to live to. Shout with
joy about how grateful you are that someday you will meet the love
of your life. Say thank you to the Universe for the satisfaction
you will feel when the perfect job finds you.
These actions will change you and therefore your reality because
YOU are your reality. Being alive is a gift and to behave in any
other way is to lose sight of why we are hereï¿½.to create joy! So,
open up the doors of possibility and let some fresh air in. Itï¿½s
time to clear out the old beliefs and start anew!
Diane English is the artist-visionary-mastermind-crazy woman
behind the Great Cosmic Happy Ass Greeting Card Company. She
believes the expression of humor is a direct path to longevity,
health and satisfaction in life, not to mention that it beats
whining or crying any day!. For a good dose of fun and laughter
greatcosmichappyass.com or email Diane at