Book Review-The Power of Positive Thinking

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Dec 212016

The Power of Positive Thinking
by Norman Vincent Peale

This is one of the true classics in mind power literature. I resisted reading this book for many years, and when I finally did, was blown away by the wisdom in it. The author gives succinct, practical advice on how to deal with many of our daily problems, from self-worth to releasing worry.

Well versed in the concept of the subconscious mind, Dr. Peale explains how to use prayer, affirmations and visualization for best effect. Drawing on the Bible for much of his teaching, he uses Bible verses for affirmations and constructive thinking.

Although this book was written by a Christian minister, it is useful to all philosophies because its principles go beyond religious barriers. Filled with stories and examples, this book is enjoyable to read and will fill the reader with inspiration, confidence and faith.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Spark of Insight

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Nov 252016

Sparks of InsightEvery difficult situation has something good that can come out of it for you. It may seem like the worst thing in the world, but it may be that it no longer serves your Higher Good. Instead of bewailing your ill fortune, practice looking for the good in the situation. There will be a seed of something that will benefit you. And as you are willing to seek, you open your mind to find it.

How do I learn to use my capabilities?

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Jun 162016

Sun RaysQuestion: I believe that I have what I need to do what ever I want, but how do I learn to use what I have?

Answer: I understand how it is to feel power within, but not know what to do with it. Your capabilities are as great as you can imagine. It’s been said that “Whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.”

Many times, we can conceive of doing great things, have fantastic ideas, but if we don’t believe we can actually accomplish them, then they don’t come into fruition. We are both limited and freed by how much we believe in ourselves and our potential.

We each have everything we need within us to achieve what we want, but most of us just follow the path we’ve always taken. To actually make the strides to a better future, we have to be able to let go of old, restrictive ways of thinking, and believe (there’s that word again) that change is possible.

And then we have to take a step. One step leads to another and another. It’s a practice and a process. As we start practicing, we’re led to other opportunities and resources.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Cultivate Your Potential to Achieve Your Dream

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May 172016

Do you have a dream? Napoleon Hill said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” You have the potential to fulfill your dream, but you need to cultivate some qualities within yourself to be able to successfully. Learn what 4 qualities to you should nurture so that you can accomplish your dream.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Choose Your Beliefs, Change Your Life

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Apr 202016

Your thoughts create your beliefs, which determine your decisions and motivate your actions. So the life you have has been built from your thoughts and beliefs. But you can change your beliefs by changing your thoughts. Once you do, you change your life. It takes some time and effort, but it can be done. Learn a vital step you can do that will change your world.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Change Your Harvest by Changing Your Thoughts

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Dec 152015

Do you have what you want in your life? Or are you stuck and not able to make any headway? The solution lies in your thoughts and beliefs. And they’re not set in stone. They can be changed. Learn 3 ways to start shifting your mindset to reap benefits in your life.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Why hasn’t the affirmation “I win the lottery” worked?

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Oct 272015

Question MarkQuestion: Why has the affirmation, “I always win the lottery,” not worked for me?

Answer: There are a couple of things that happen with the mind and affirmations. First, you have to have the consciousness of what you’re affirming. That’s actually what the affirmation is for. To build your consciousness. By affirming that you “always win the lottery,” you’re setting up a situation that the subconscious couldn’t possibly fulfill. No one “always” does anything.

The other problem is that you’re telling the Universe how your wealth has to come to you. By doing so, you’re actually limiting the Universe. It’s not up to you to figure out how your prosperity will manifest. I’m not saying not to work, or do what you know to do to improve your finances, because the Universe can only do for us what It can do through us. Remember that it all comes from the Universe through the channels you create.

I would suggest that you affirm an amount that you actually feel comfortable with. Many people have a glass ceiling they’ve created for how much they can accept. As the amount you affirm gets to be more believable, and you see some change, then increase it. What you’re doing is building your consciousness to accept more. And don’t limit where it has to come from. Your subconscious and the Universe know much more than you do about how it can happen.

As long as you’re doing things in the physical world to create channels, your subconscious and the Universe will direct more prosperity your way. It may not come through the channels you’ve worked on. The only thing that’s important is that you’ve been moving in a direction to build your acceptance. Don’t worry about how it’s going to happen.

So, two things to do: Affirm an amount you want that you can believe in, and trust the Universe to bring it to you.

Copyright 2006, 2015 Linda Ann Stewart
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Book Review – Grow Rich While You Sleep

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Oct 082015

Grow Rich While you Sleep
by Ben Sweetland

This book is a classic. Although the title suggests that the book’s subject is only about getting rich while sleeping, the author covers a lot more territory than that. The beginning of the book does explain how to utilize the subconscious while going to sleep and sleeping. And if those were the only chapters read, it would be well worth it. He details various affirmations to use as one is going to sleep, to help program the subconscious. He explains exactly what to do and how to do it to contact the creative mind to get it to work on what it is you want.

But that’s only a small amount of information contained in this jewel. In very simple language, with lots of examples, the author explains how the creative mind works, and how we are “a mind with a body.” He gives an exercise to practice to become more positive, along with other exercises to improve one’s success consciousness. Along with affirmations, he gives specific directions on how to go about conditioning the mind for abundance.

Although this book was written almost forty years ago, and some of the details in the examples are outdated (such as what a good salary is), the basic information is timeless and extremely beneficial.

The book is out-of-print, but is available in Kindle format. You can download a Kindle Reading App for your PC, Mac and other devices.

Copyright 2012, 2015 Linda Ann Stewart
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Quotes by Wayne Dyer in Tribute

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Sep 012015

Sun RaysWayne Dyer, author and motivational speaker, passed away recently. He was a pioneer in the self-help industry publishing the best seller, Your Erroneous Zones, in the mid-70’s. It launched him into the national limelight and he went on to become a leader in the spiritual field. He transformed millions of lives by giving them the direction of how to improve. To honor him, here are some of his quotes to help you live up to your potential.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”

“Self-worth comes from one thing: Thinking that you are worthy.”

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.”

“With everything that has happened to you, you can feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”

“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”

“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind.”

“If we focus on what’s ugly, we attract more ugliness into our thoughts, and then into our emotions, and ultimately into our lives.”

“When you abandon making choices, you enter the vast world of excuses.”

“You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.”

“Begin with the end in mind. Start with the end outcome and work backwards to make your dream possible.”

“A belief system is nothing more than a thought you’ve thought over and over again.”

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Shine a Light on Fear

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Aug 142015

Do you have fears that control you? They’re probably leftovers from your early life, and don’t serve you now. They thrive in the shadows, and can’t survive in the light. Learn where fears come from and how to bring your fears into the light and eliminate them.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart