Friday, April 12, 2013

Law of Attraction: Rebellion Can Be A Good Thing

I believe it is safe to say that mankind rebellion has been a prevailing presence since the time when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. Through the ages, rebellion continually happened and they have affected many people all over the world. Rebellion is provoked whenever there is oppression and injustice irrespective they are justifiable or malicious. As long as there is abusive power that wants to rob you of your freedom of rights, most people will resort to rebellion as the only solution.

But wait a minute! Rebellion has always basked in a negative light. It is a struggle and known to cause much suffering if not pain. In many cases, rebellion affects people more negatively and it is just unfortunate that some even led to violence where lives are spent. So how can it be said that rebellion is a good thing?

Rebellion can be as good as it is bad but only if it is taken up for a reasonable and worthy cause and handled appropriately. The end result may not be a fruitful success but at least there will be a noteworthy improvement. However, if you think it is easier to give up your freedom and take flight, you are accepting a life of conformity. Whether you accept defeat or fight on, the law of attraction will be in motion according to how you allow it to work for you.

But wait again! This is not about armed resistance, civil revolt or political subversion. It is about you and your personal rebellion to protect your birthright to be uniquely you. Personal rebellion is a good thing because it benefits anyone who seeks to change in order to improve their own lives. When you feel that your freedom to pursue what makes you passionate, inspired and happiest is suppressed or obstructed, it is just and worthy to rebel.

You must remember that violence can obliterate people but it can never destroy their ideas, ideals and desires. As such, you do not need to fight fire with fire as you may not achieve what you want at the end. As you may have heard that “the pen is mightier than the sword,” you can choose to rebel with educated subtlety. You already know and believe in what you want and you can use the law of attraction to help you retain and protect what you believe in.

The law of attraction is not a weapon but it is no less powerful and you only use it on yourself. It is a universal law that will help you identify with clarity your expectations and the meaning you give to the events, the people and the situations prevailing in your life. Your happy thoughts and emotions depend very much on how you choose to empower your expectations and these meanings. Often they may not sit well with the norm of your family or the society but that’s you. The more you give attention to your happy thoughts and emotions, the stronger the message you are sending to the Universe to return to you what you seek. To ensure that the law of attraction collaborate effectively with the Universe to help you in your rebellion, you will need to fulfill the following;

1. Set your intention: How clear are you about your ideas, ideals and desires? Know what you want and be a rebel with a cause. If you are half-hearted and inconsistent, it is going to be a fuzzy thought and emotion that you are giving to the Universe. It won’t work!

2. Believe that you are worthy: Do you think you deserve what you want? If you do not believe that you are worthy of the things you desire, then who else will.

3. Take action: How badly do you want to be authentically you ... a freedom to do and have according to your ideas, ideals and desires? You need to move forward with the appropriate actions.

4. Letting go: How much are you willing to sacrifice? You will have to be willing to leave the comforts of where you are now in order to fight for what you believe and want.

5. Celebrate milestones: Adopt an attitude of gratitude for whatever you have now and whatever you are going to achieve every step of the way. Sometimes it may be partial or slow, but it is still an achievement nonetheless.

In order to achieve a satisfactory success in your rebellion for what you believe in, you must have commitment – to stand by your ownership of the personal choices and the decisions you have made. Up next is to remove yourself from your comfort zone and start taking risks. Rebellion is a good thing as long as you can give yourself a just cause to start one.

Copyright © Wenny Yap 2013 All Rights Reserved. This article may be reproduced with my written consent, provided my name and link remain intact.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Living Deliberately: Are You The Most Important Person In Your Life?

Definitely you love a number of people in your life. You love your parents, your kids, your siblings, your spouse or your boyfriend and even your BFF no doubt. This is where most people unwittingly develops a tendency to put others first rather than themselves. It’s not to say that it is right or wrong. Since your formative years, you have been taught to be selfless towards the people you love and your selflessness can be good as it can induce inner benefits. At least you know you are making a difference in someone else’s life.

But what happens when you have gone into the deep end and totally forgotten about yourself?

You have been selfless to others but you have been selfish with yourself. In such abandonment, you are neglecting your own needs, priorities and desires. You may find comfort in helping or putting others first but as long as you can still feel an emptiness or longing inside you ... there’s no denying that you have not been fulfilling your own wants. Are you not important to you?

You do! You matter because there’s only one unique you. You must realize that you are valuable to everyone around you, especially the people who loves you. Therefore you must remember to take care of yourself in order to be able to continue with your selflessness. There’s no written rule that says you can’t be a little selfish while being selfless at the same time.

Unfortunately people tend to associate selfishness in a very negative way. There is some truth in there but if you have already been conscientious in your ways, it is unlikely you will start to develop into an arrogant, egotistical braggart who runs down everyone in your path. It is just not you!

Be selfish positively and that means you are not going to accept anything less than what you would want for you. You will want the best relationships, the best career, the best home, the best travels and enjoy the healthiest food. You are not going to scrimp on yourself but willingly work hard and make necessary sacrifices for your self-improvement. With all these efforts, you are going to feel good about yourself inside. You can encourage yourself to take on challenges, make friends and become more outgoing. You exude confidence without any need to brag or boast.

You smile a lot and your positive attitude will draw people towards you. Now you can go on to be better at making a difference in other people’s life. Are you not important to you?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Poetry: That I A Better Person May Be

That I A Better Person May Be
By:  Author Unknown

Light that lies deep inside of me
Come forth in all thy majesty
Show me thy gaze
Teach me thy ways
That I a better person may be

Darkness that lies deep inside of me
Come forth in all thy mystery
Show me thy gaze
Teach me thy ways
That I a better person may be

Love that lies deep inside of me
Come forth in all thy unity
Let me be thy gaze
Let me teach thy ways
That I a better person may be

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Living Deliberately: Create Your Own Perfection

What is perfection? Its meaning can be different to different people. Some take perfection to mean meeting the expectations set through traditions, cultures and religions. Some take perfection to be of certain physical embodiment according to family and societal standards. Some take perfection to mean doing and experiencing things that makes them happy. So what is your meaning of perfection?

Perfection means acceptance and when you create your own perfection – that’s your acceptance where you release all judgments over yourself and start loving you 100%.

It is hard and draining to find your own perfection when you continually strive to meet other people’s expectations. Whatever benchmark you are trying to attain is never your own and in such situations, you are best described to be living your life not for you, but instead for someone else. Can you honestly deem yourself to be happy with such a rigid life?

As Anna Quindlen said, “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”

Acceptance is achievable when you stop comparing as life is never a contest but an experience to be learned and share. The fact of the matter is that there is no standard for perfection. Whatever that had been expected of you is merely an illusion conditioned onto you since your formative years right into adulthood. Let go of this illusion and life will be perfect wherever you are at the moment.

When you create your own perfection, you start to live a more deliberate existence by honoring your own feelings, wants and desires. What others expect of you is immaterial as you give attention to yourself minus the guilt. You start to become more passionate at what you are doing, more motivated and inspired as you begin to achieve your own benchmarks. You will soon notice that your happiness has changed its course to flow from the inside out. Wouldn’t this make a more awesome existence?

Monday, April 8, 2013

My Bubble: A Rebel Chick - Healing Your Spirit With Positive Rebellion

Some time in January, I was utterly surprised by an email cordially inviting me to do a book review on A Rebel Chick by Lisa Marie Selow who's a professional psychic and spiritual coach specializing in liberating women to live empowered lives with more courage and authenticity.

I jumped at it and they sent me a copy of the book a few weeks later.  Unfortunately, the book came at a time when I was busy reviewing and revising the book that I am ghostwriting for another author.  Other small projects dotted in between and I couldn't get started on the book despite my eagerness and compelled responsibility.

Finally, I managed to sneak in the time and finished the book.  Interestingly this book is pretty much along the same concept of my ghostwriting project except that it is delivered in a different perspective and for a different readership.  Reading the book somehow managed to keep me motivated through my other projects as well.  It is indeed an interesting read that I will not hesitate to recommend to anyone ... especially the women folks who are looking for change in their attitude towards life.  It is very much in tune with my aspiration to help others move towards living life more deliberately and purposely in order to achieve inner joy and completeness.

When you think of a rocker chick, you think of a free spirited music loving woman who is tough and unconforming.  Well, this book is delivered through a rock chick's outlook that invokes rebellion against the norm but in a positive way.  Lisa calls it a 'positive rebellion' in order to find your own perfectionism ... living life according to your own standards and ideals.  Why not?  The truth of the matter is ... if you want change for the better you have got to rebel against what you do not like about your life now!  As Lisa puts it ... be a rebel with a cause and rock the world as you are meant to do!

Apart from sharing some of her friends' and clients' life changes in her book, Lisa also incorporated several exercises and quizzes to help you find your own path and rewrite your life story as you progress along the book.  You can deemed this book as your step-by-step guide to plotting and executing your rebellion and ultimately ... I know you'd be surprised with what you are going to find out about yourself.

You don't have to be a rock chick to seek rebellion.  As long as you want to change or improve your current way of life so that you can be more whole and complete from the inside out, then you'd find your answers in this book.  So get going to the bookstore now and look for this book, "A Rebel Chick Mystic's Guide."

Affirmation of the Week ...

There's so much I have been planning to do. Some done, some I've started and almost reach completion while there are some awaiting continuity. Several more are in the books waiting materialization and I am confident of getting them all done soon!

This is my affirmation of the week ...