Monday, September 30, 2013

Adding Consciousness to Your Thoughts

Remember, your thoughts manifest whether they are positive or negative.  They do.  You better believe it. The quality of your thoughts is expressed in everything you do; through your behavior, mannerisms, gestures, body language, lifestyle,  and speech.  To the keen observer, all forms of expressions are very revealing.  The most revealing one being in the way you speak.

So it is very important that you make conscious thoughts.  You can try to do that by asking these questions:

Are your thoughts your own?  Or do they belong to your father, mother, spouse, or boss?

Is your inner voice your own or does it belong to someone else?

Is your self-talk supportive of your dreams, goals, and desires?

Are your thoughts congruent with what you want?

What are some of the beliefs that run your life?

What thoughts are consciously on your mind?

What images are attached to your persistent thoughts?

What kind of person would you say you are?  Positive or Negative? Optimistic or Pessimistic?

What kind of person would you say your spouse is? Positive or Negative? Optimistic or Pessimistic?

What kind of people would you say your friends are? Positive or Negative? Optimistic or Pessimistic?

Think of the impression people have of you?  How do you think they view you?  Positive or Negative? Optimistic or Pessimistic?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

letter I wrote to Brandon's teacher, his school's Principal, and Waukesha School District's Curriculum's Asst Superintendent:


 HI Mrs. Meyrose and Mr. Russell,
 I'm Annie Maki, Brandon Maki's mother. Brandon is currently k1 under the care of Mrs. Meyrose, who by the way is truly touching the life of our precious one.

 I am writing because I want to share a short video with you that really resonated with me because it addressed some of the concepts that I have been wanting and wishing are incorporated into our educational system today.

 Brandon is 5 years old now. He is just becoming aware of the world around him, he is at a stage where people, things, and events around him start to form as foundational knowledge to his well being. I am 41 years old and the things I learned from the time I gained consciousness of how the world is and how that formed my own perception of what is and how it is, and how my knowledge either gained through formal education or personal experience navigated me to where I am now and where I want to be in life, or what I want to have, or what I want to be in the years to come, have borne a desire in me to do my best to find the school that will be instrumental in providing an education to our son that will not only assist him in being academically sound and successful, but will possess methods/tools/concepts that will enable him in some level, to be successful in life.

 I believe that school is just one type of education in this journey called life, as home life is also an education system in its own right, including the education we assimilate simply by going through life making day to day choices and being accountable for those choices, and the education we receive through people/events/things/religions that inspire and motivate us.

 I just ask that you take a moment to view this video, and if it makes sense to you, perhaps we can partner and leverage our current roles as "teachers" to this generation that we are shepherding.

 Thank you for your time and attention.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

When something or someone manifested but is not as perfect as what you want

This is what my heart tells me when something or someone I really want to manifest seemed to have manifested but it is not quite the perfect version of what I wanted.

Please allow me to use an example of manifesting a partner/boyfriend/girlfriend as an example to make it much easier to share my thoughts.

- When you asked  God/Universe for your ideal mate for the first time, you must have started out by describing that person physically, emotionally, financially --- you have a list of all the ideal traits of that person
-  The more you focus and imagine this perfect person for you, the more sure you become on what you want and not want ---  this is the Law of attraction working for you
- If you think about this dream of yours day and night, and you feel as you imagine this person, Law of attraction will start bringing people into your life who possess those traits that you listed; sometimes the traits come one at a time or just a few at a time to help you know if that's what you really want; for instance, you may have asked for someone really artistic and smart, and then you meet someone whom you start to get attracted to, who is smart but not artistic, and then you ask if she is the one.  The universe is helping you figure out if the absence of artistic is really that important to you --- if you feel it is, then you just have to wait, and have faith that the perfect one is being prepared for you
- You can always change what you want; you dont have to stick with your original list;  the important thing is that what you want is really your heart's desire, and you feel happy and inspired whenever you imagine what you want.  When you start to feel a diminished feeling while imagining, you know that you are getting way too detailed and it is not fun anymore, then you must stop and go back to the level of imagining where you feel happy and fun
- As you wait, have fun with it --- keep expecting your dream to come true as much as you can, and then one day, YOU HAVE IT.

Love you all ~

Gratitude Prayer with kids from head to toe

I want to share with you how I prayed with my 5 year old Brandon the other night:

As I was scratching his back, I started asking him to thank God for the following:

- for our eyes --- and Brandon started saying, because they make us see
- for our nose --- Brandon: because they help us breathe... (Me: and let us smell all the good smell)
- for our mouth --- Brandon: because they let us talk ... (Me: and taste food and enjoy eating)
- for our heart --- Brandon: they make us live ... (Me: and make us feel and love)
- for our arms and legs --- Brandon : they make us move... (Me: and dance, and run, and walk, and do all sorts of fun)
- for our Mommy and Daddy --- Brandon : if we dont have mommy and daddy it is sad
- for our bed --- Brandon: if we dont have a bed, I will sleep on the floor
- for our house --- Brandon: if I dont have a house, I will sleep outside
- for our blanket --- Brandon: I will feel very cold

... and we continued to just look around his bedroom and thanked God for everything.

Try it and learn how much your little ones understand the things he/she can be grateful about, and how you can use that prayer time to open their hearts to all the many things we can be very grateful for.

With much love...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Never-Ending Learning About Life

I have so much to share, so much to write about but I am feeling exhausted today due to the travel and the cleaning and unpacking I did since 5pm.  I want to leave this message to all of you before I go to bed and wake up to a brand new day:

You are loved, you are perfect --- you are all beautiful~.
God and the Universe are on your side protecting, loving, blessing you all with everything you want and need.  Know that happiness is everywhere around you if you only allow it.  Love is all around you, and all you have to do it feel it.  Let the beauty of nature remind you of how magnificent you are and how you are one with this awesome creation.  Lastly, you are a creator, just like God.  You have the power to create the life of your dreams, and yes, you CAN create the life that you want.

With love from my heart to yours ~.

Dream Home

We took a 10-day vacation in Florida and got home today.  During this vacation, I started reading Sonia Choquette's "Your Heart's Desire", and started relearning new ways on how to manifest and create the life that I want.

One of the steps described in the books is defining or knowing your heart's desire.  In this process, my heart told me that I want to live in my dream home --- a home I can be proud of, a home suited for entertaining, with a view, a pool, and all that fancy stuff you can imagine in a dream home.  You see, we currently live in an almost 60-year old three bedroom ranch, in a very old subdivision, in a cul-de-sac, and close to apartment buildings.  We tried to sell our house twice and it did not sell for the price that we wanted.

Anyway --- this post is about the feelings I had when we got home from the vacation in Florida.  When we were there, we rented a 3 bedroom house with a pool and is very close to Disney and all amenities. The house was also decorated very nicely and it felt like "home" to me.  The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and its own bath and so roomy it has a reading nook -- everything I wanted in  a bedroom.  I compared our house to the rental house and then... we came home.

As I walked in the kitchen, I saw our house in a NEW light. It was a beautiful feeling --- I felt our house welcome us with so much warmth and love.  God even sent us a welcome shower as I was unpacking.  I literally fell in love all over again with our house.  Slowly, my heart inspired me to clean, rearrange a little bit, as if I am making our home my dream home again.  As I am writing this post, I am teary-eyed about the love this house is providing us and blessing us.  I feel its energy embracing me -- every corner of this house, feels truly our HOME.

I love you house --- you're my dream home ~.