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The Beauty of Closing Doors

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The beauty of doors. The interesting beauty of their individuality. One never knowing what opens on the other side of a door. What fateful turn it could bring you to.  They can easily be shut and sometimes take many knocks to get a response. Some are tattered and worn with wisdom. Others offer bright, fresh colors and warm invitations.

A door can be described as exciting, fresh and surrounded with bright colors and flowers. A welcoming gift after the door that just closed.

Closing doors often brings new doors opening.  It is an energy that often begins just by having the courage to close a door that no longer serves us. It creates a new energy that begins spinning new life all around.

Who knows how many more doors will come this way, all from closing one unwanted door.

Amazing doors, aren’t they? How closing one can leave such pain and heartache, only to find another door, another opportunity that offers restoration of the soul. As if it was intended all along.

Free up your energy.  Have the courage to close a door.  Have the courage and faith to keep it closed. Knowing that another door will open for you.  In it’s own given time. And with that new door, it will bring new vibrant energy and create a new path of it’s own.

For if you don’t like the path your own, it is your duty to start paving a new path.

First you have to walk thru the door!

Then comes life’s awe inspiring moments directly to your door!

By Diana Wanamaker

Copyright August 12, 2016

All Rights Reserved

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Raise Your Frequency

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10 Ways that you can ‘Raise Your Frequency’!
1. Focus on your breathing. Take time to meditate, slow down your breathing, relieve your stress. During the day when there may be little time to slow down you can do mini breathing exercises.  These can be done even while driving (preferably at a stop light).  Take a deep breath—hold for a count of 3 to 4—-slowly exhale.  I like to inhale my favorite essential oil for added benefit. Lavendar is one of my favorites, since it is a calming oil.

2. Take time to slow down -do enjoyable activities and spend time with those that support and love you.

3. Process & consiously feel your feelings – many of us have learned to stuff our feelings down especially if they are negative or un-spiritual. This is a practice that society encourages and rewards. When in fact, it is the practice of feeling that leads us to the divine.The sooner you feel the feeling, the sooner and easier it will release. Being human is the path to spiritual enlightenment. The processing of feelings can be done in numerous ways. Different personality types will gravitate towards different methods.  Here are a few ideas to help get you started.

A. Journal.  Journal it all out on paper.  No editing.  Say whatever you want, as much or as little as you want.  Keep going till the negative feelings are released and you return to a more balanced state.

B. Talk with a trusted friend about all that is ailing or upset you.  You want someone that is safe and understanding.  Someone that will is able to validate your experiences, not be critical or judgemental.  Someone is has mastered the art of listening and allowing.  Allowing a person their feelings, without the urge to ‘fix’ them is the key.

C. Read about the same issues you are facing. Read about the stories from others and how they struggled and overcame the same issues you are facing. There are so many forums, groups, etc. online today, it’s not too difficult to find another person who is facing the same struggles we are.  The key to this, is to know you are not the only person that has these emotions.  It becomes a validating experience.  Validation is powerful energy!

4. Positive mantra’s -helps retrain your mind and permeates throughout your body. Positive mantra’s do offer positive energy to a person’s world, but they will not be a cure for all.  They are temporary fixes. These are meant to inspire, to validate, to relieve the moment, and create a plan.  Action steps must be followed with positive mantra’s.  There is nothing more uplifting then setting a course, changing an unpleasant situation, writing down the action steps and completing them.  This will create an aura of positive energy that lifts you for days to come.

5. Cultivate compassion -Your energy is something you put out into the world. It either uplifts or drains others. When you notice this interconnection, how we affect one another, we start to take more responsibility for the energy we radiate.
By engaging in daily practices like mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and healthy eating we shift our energy. We begin to operate at a high-vibrational frequency, the frequency of love, and that’s when we are a magnet for more positive relationships and experiences.
When our energetic aura shifts, our consciousness expands, our nervous system neutralizes, and we begin to fully realize and experience a spiritual awakening… the recognition of our divine essence. Things become possible that weren’t before. A miraculous life unfolds in front of us.

6. Laugh!  Laugh till you cry. Laugh out loud. Laugh at yourself, with your friends, by yourself….Just laugh!  Laugh till your weak in the knees, create laughter, watch others laugh, be silly and laugh!  Laughter increases the release of endorphins, which are the bodies natural feel good chemicals.  Laughter decreases stress and improves the immune system. Find a way to laugh!

7. Spend time outdoors enjoying nature. Getting away from the roaring noise of traffic, the wifi, internet and all technology. Being present in nature, take in the slower pace, the more balanced life of time and energy. Nature has a way of creating more of an equilibrium to the mind, body and spirit.

8. Be cognizant of the information you allow in your life. There are messages all around us that promote fear and terror.  It lives in what we read, watch and listen to.  It can come from who we hang out with, who we sit next to, and even amongst our own thoughts.  Try a small experiment.  Stop reading the newspaper, watching and/or listening to the news for 30 days. Cold turkey! No cheating!  Hopefully you can become more aware of the media and its negative influence it has on all of us, after you have stepped away from it.  This alone will add a positive glow to your energy field.

9. Do the things that add joy to your life. Listen to your favorite music, be with your favorite person, sit by the water, lay down on the porch hammock and read your favorite book, enjoy your favorite activity, plan a vacation, take the day off work.  Allow yourself the pleasures of life that bring more balance and harmony.

10. Self-esteem can lower your frequency to dangerous levels.  Life and the people in it can be underlying culprits to feeling less confident about yourself and understanding the value you offer to the world.  Depression, suicidal thoughts, PTSD, feeling hopeless, ongoing, non-stoppable life circumstances can whirl wind the self-esteem right out of you.  It can take weeks, months, years to bounce back from devastating circumstances.  Just know this, you can do it!  It is possible!

It just takes a willingness to change your circumstances, and the motivation to go thru the steps to do it.  Follow the steps in this article (or whatever article or book resonates with you) to begin changing the frequency in your world.  Choose just one step that you feel ready to accomplish and commit to it.  Take baby steps to begin, if your frequency is low, it takes allot of energy just to complete one step.  Take it slow.  Once you have mastered that step, move onto the next step.

Self-evaluation is required for this.  If you are the most self aware person, find someone who can be brutally honest (in a kind and loving way) about your situation and offer constructive feedback.  Take what you can use, throw away the rest and use that information to rebuild your life and your self-esteem.  Do things that you will be successful at.  Activities that you enjoy doing and you know you cannot fail at.  Do something that comes naturally to you, and requires little effort, because you are fueled by the glowing energy it brings to your world.  If your just getting started at what you love.  Practice, practice, practice. Share your endeavors with those that will support you and cheer you on. If you don’t have anyone, then set goals that you can accomplish and check them off your list.  Nothing is written in stone, you can always rewrite your plan.  Something doesn’t work, then try again.  The point is that you keep moving in a forward direction, following only your inner guide.  Your inner guide is what speaks to you to live your life authentically.  Living a life that is designed for you, not those around you, is a way to raise your self-esteem.

People often get confused with this one, because we hear so many stories on the internet about the woman or the man that quit his job and went off to do what they have always wanted to do.  Great!  And if you are able to do that realistically, then go for it!  However, this is, for most of us, unrealistic and taking risks that may be foolish and self-destructive.

If that is your goal to quit your job and go off and open up a shop in the Caribbean somewhere, then do it by carefully planning it so that you are not left standing without anything to account for.  Be realistic about your plans.  Make them measurable objectives that can create success.  Aim high, start low.

These are ideas that can build your self-esteem back up.  By doing this, you increase your frequency.  By increasing your frequency, you invite more positive energies into your field.  This creates windows of opportunities that set you on a path that follows your truest, most inner callings.

Rewrite by Diana Wanamaker

Copyright June 11, 2016. All Rights Reserved

(*pieces taken from this article link: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7916/5-tips-to-increase-your-energetic-vibrational-frequency.html)

Walk With The Devil -Drugs & Alcohol

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It has once again come to my attention how many in this world anesthetize their world with alcohol, drugs and pills. How it corrupts the mind, the thoughts and the spiritual goodness to all who are captured by it’s seductiveness. It provides answers to the pain, to the denial of secrets kept locked inside, to the stressors of everyday life, to the unhappiness that has mistakenly been created by our own choices, the broken dreams, the guilt, the loss and heartbreak.

It knows of our woes so well, even those we care not to reveal to the world or others who surround us. It’s insidious capture uses those very reasons to seize it’s audience and hold you captive in it’s prison of escape delight. With each glass of wine, with each pill, with each puff, each sip of that illusive and powerful escape, momentarily relieves us of all that ails us.

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It’s allure and often widely accepted and antagonized presence draws us back in, again and again. Some may never become chained by the addiction that sits as a close companion to the captivating release it offers. But those that have no chance, will forever find love and friendship, till death do you part, in that small glass of wine, that next pill, that next drug.

It will not only suck you dry of everything that is dear to you, but it will affect all who are dear to you. This living entity will not offer no remorse, it will not create prejudice of it’s victims, for once you have become a slave to it’s ways, you will either die, become insane, in prison, forever physically paralyzed, or by small chance of hope reach recovery. (*Note – abstinence is not recovery).

For those of you who are fortunate enough to not have the gene that will incarcerate you to it’s demise, you may ride on the fence line, where it’s appeal of escape, will unknowingly affect your life. It will still poison your thoughts, harm your physical body, spew words and actions during it’s use that you normally would not do or say. It may affect you in ways that you see no connection to it’s impact. It’s escape is far more important than anything else.

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You may be able to have that one pill, that one glass of wine and quit tomorrow. You just may, but what is unknown, that when you choose it’s path, you will one way or another feel it’s affects. Even if it is mild and less debilitating then those that have no choice to it’s destructive path. It will be a part of your life that is not going so well, wether minor or in major ways, make no mistake.

So, listen to your excuses, your reasons, your bargains, for those are the very life of that pill, that drink, that drug that has become one of your escapes and your best friend to all of life’s woes. It knows it and loves the excuses you make, the reasons you come up with, and the bargains you create. You could not be any closer to evil then you can with an addiction, even if you are riding on the it’s fence line.

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Your life may have all it’s ducks in a row, and you may be highly successful, financially well off, kept a job for countless years, have raised kids that turned out perfectly well. All good measurements of noting there is no addiction in your life.

However, rarely has there not been a life not affected by alcohol, pills and/or drugs, whether it is a full blown addiction, a addiction in it’s process of destruction, an occasional abusing of them, or the occasional and controlled user. Rarely, does it not eventually get out of control, rarely does it not affect another person’s life by it’s own life form taking over your’s and comes out in hurtful ways. The behaviors are there, whether your an addict or not. They are there, and not just when you enjoy the intoxification.

You think something so insidious and so evil rests when your not actually using it? Does sugar stop hurting your body, when you aren’t eating it? Does second hand smoke not affect your body when you aren’t breathing it in? Or you can think of it in a more positive way. If you love God and/or your spiritual practices. Do they not help you even when you are not in church, or reading your spiritual teachings? I would hope so.

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Here is a list of destructiveness that is typical of those that are still placated by drugs and alcohol, whether an addict or not. Keep in mind also, there are professional standards and assessment tools to determine if in fact you are an abuser or have an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. I would advise seeing someone professional to make that diagnosis. Like any symptom or list of symptoms, one has to seek professional assistance and be viewed as an individual. Since symptoms can mean a whole array of problems or issues, and the whole picture needs to be viewed, before making a final determination. Perhaps, looking honestly at yourself, and being accountable for any connection between these continued behaviors and your ‘using’ patterns.

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These are some of the more behavioral signs: Blame, not accountable for their actions, lies, projecting onto others, entitlements, broken marriages, broken friendships, gossip, hurtful words towards others on a regular basis, denial, teasing at other’s expense, cheating, cowardliness at other’s expense and/or their own, narcissism, apathy, stealing, infidelity, purposeful and gainful deceit, using others for their own purpose, avoidance, betrayal, and more.

For the Addicted person, you can add these and another whole list that are professionally developed as strong indicators there is a problem, such as:

Do you ever drink or drug more than you planned on? Do you put yourself in risky situations (driving while intoxicated)? Do you not remember what you said or did the next day after drinking? Are you drinking/drugging more to get the same affect as when you first started? Have you tried quitting or drinking less with short term success? Does your family have a history of alcohol or drug abuse? Are your relationships in conflict all the time? Do you feel uncomfortable being around those who don’t drink? Do you sneak drinks? Has anyone ever expressed to you their concerns about your drinking and/or drugging? Have you tried controlled drinking/using? Do you drink to relax, when your disappointed, upset? Do you look for reasons to attend celebrations that offer alcohol or drugs?

Life has vibrations and energy all around us, just because it is not in our presence in that given moment, does not mean that that last exposure is not affecting our spirit and our being. Drugs, alcohol and pills affect us no matter whether your an addict or not. Wishing all that are in the pain and misery of addiction that help be your next choice, towards a road of recovery.

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By Diana Wanamaker

Copyright May 2013. All Rights Reserved