“Why Do a Gratitude List?
It is much too easy to focus on negatives in our personal lives, or in the world. Doing so, can sink one’s spirits into a whirlpool of fear, anxiety, and depression, and generally cause a feeling of powerlessness. Whereas, focusing on the positives in our lives, and in our communities, can have the opposite effect. It can make us feel hopeful, joyful, and empowered to enact change that will tip the scales of positivity further.”
“The negative Cherry Plum state can be quite a dangerous state of mind, and definitely one of the most horrific acute emotional mental states that can be experienced. In this state, the individual may feel as though he or she is about to lose their mind or “explode” from within, as in when one has a nervous breakdown and is unable to keep inner mechanisms going. Many fear that they will completely lose their minds and commit acts of extreme violence and do things they may regret later. Others harbour thoughts of suicide – either physically or at a mental level – and therefore, this negative emotional state is one that is looked at with great concern.”
“Around 3,000 years ago, the idea that our lives were in a state of constant change became a central feature of both Eastern and Western philosophies.
Then how come, thousands of years later, most of us still approach events in our lives as if they were permanent?
Let’s dig deeper.
We live in a world that reinforces the need for urgency, expectations, deadlines, the “good” life.
In school, they often asked us, “What do you want to be?”
We were then given a list of occupations that society deems important.
I remember looking at that list, and thinking to myself… what if I don’t want to be any of these?”
“In a negative Cerato state, the person/personality refuses to recognize the role of the higher self within himself or herself – the person lacks confidence in her own inner voice or intuition and instead seeks answers from external sources. Even though this person “knows” what is right, he or she distrusts and doubts his or her own decisions. Thus, the person becomes annoying to others by constantly questioning them and asking for their opinions about everything. Even minor issues must be examined and others’ opinions sought at all times, and this can be quite frustrating for everyone involved!”
As a pet owner, the phrase, "What do you have in your mouth? Give me that!" is a universal experience, and more than enough to put any fur-parent on instant high alert. Whether it's a trash-bound treasure, a wayward sock, or a flattened critter by the side of the...
“What if I told you that scientists have discovered a revolutionary new treatment that makes you live longer, enhances your memory, makes you more attractive, keeps you slim, lowers food cravings, protects you from cancer and dementia, wards off colds and flu, lowers your risk of heart attacks and stroke, not to mention diabetes and makes you feel happier, less depressed, and less anxious. And what if I told you that this medicine in question not only exists, it is already available free of charge in your own home. Would you take it?”
“As the end of 2021 comes nearer and nearer, I find myself looking back on this year introspectively. As always, I am making mental and actual checklists, filled with the goals I would still like to accomplish before the year ends. Also, I am keeping track of the people, experiences, and things, the past 12 months have made me grateful for. Some of what I’m doing is positive; a gratefulness list, some of it is not, i.e., stressing myself out further with endless goal checklists. So, this year, I am choosing to try something different.”
“Do you know someone that serves on every committee, helps out at every event or party, runs errands for his or her parents, does almost anything for friends and relatives, or a wife who jumps to serve every need before her husband or children even ask?
If you know that person well enough to suggest that he or she needs help, suggest a bottle of the Bach Flower Essence Centaury. (If that person is you, get yourself a gift by all means!)”
I want to talk about betrayal. I think it’s important, because it is something we must all face, at some point or another, in our lives. It can be seen as an opportunity for self-growth, and something to learn significant lessons from. The deceit can be big or small,...
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