The Law of Humility Defined and Celebrated!

A page from a Song Dynasty (960-1279) printed ...
A page from a Song Dynasty (960-1279) printed book of the I Ching (Yi Jing, Classic of Changes or Book of Changes). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is Humility?

Humility (adjectival formhumble) is the quality of being modest and respectful. Humility, in various interpretations, is widely seen as a virtue in many religious and philosophical traditions, being connected with notions of transcendent unity with the universe or the divine, and of egolessness

Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them- John (Jay) McCloy

The Law Of Humility: Whatever one resists, persists in their life. Resistance feeds too much energy into unwanted things. Instead of being active, often it is important to be inactive. Clarity comes when light is allow to come in and shine. Slowing down and ignoring what one does not desire in their life is so much more effective in clearing away the unwanted. Since one is not resisting, life carries on with ease. One can learn a great deal about who someone is inside simply by observing things people strongly object. The path to living truth takes unmoving great character, temperance and also humility. To grow to the greatest heights, one must be willing to let go, be thankful and celebrate life. When force is erased from the spirit then morality and inner power can be seen from near or far by all. Greatness is having the will to be able to stop forward movement when necessary. It is in the ability to pause where insight can come through to gently guide us to balance.

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good- Confucius

Humility (noun) the quality or condition of being humble;  modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance, rank, etc.

A perfect example of humility can be see here in the great Chinese oracle system called The I Ching. Even though there is an overflowing amount of inner force. The way to unlock the boundless power within is to reflect on the earthly experience daily and meditate on living truth. Without rightness there is no greatness. Once one taps into the gentle way of movement even in the midst of great power, peace and harmony flow undisturbed but ever building silently, simply. 

Modesty is the citadel of beauty- Demades

The I Ching 34th hexagram this: THE POWER OF THE GREAT. (Perseverance furthers)

The hexagram points to a time when inner worth mounts with great force and comes to power. But its strength has already passed beyond the median line, hence there is danger that one may rely entirely on one’s own power and forget to ask what is right. There is danger too that, being intent on movement, we may not wait for the right time. Therefore the added statement that perseverance furthers. For that is truly great power which does not degenerate into mere force but remains inwardly united with the fundamental principles of right and of justice. When we understand this point—namely, that greatness and justice must be indissolubly united—we understand the true meaning of all that happens in heaven and on earth.

 

Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth- Madam Guizot

 

Get Inspired, Be Creative Successfully! No matter what!

Unlocking the Mysteries of Creativity

Creativity is a challenge to maintain for some people. What inspires you? Tapping into your inner power can be a slow process sometimes. No matter what it takes for you to get into the creative zone, you can go there faster when you learn to instantly turn it on! No doubt, energy is needed for creativity to exist. However,  it also takes regular practice to maintain the natural rhythm of joyously moving through an idea then onto a project then to repeat the process again and again. If all that’s not enough, It takes even more energy to see projects to the finish line too. No worries you can definitely do this.

Do You Have What It Takes?

Let’s break down a few ways to catch this stuff (creativity) that can’t be bottled or even sold in a store- Well, I’ll share a few tips that i’ve learned from being pretty crafty in my life but also how others keep the good vibes flowing daily. Before i get to that, its important for you to have some guts. The way i have managed to have the guts to start a project is to know that i am special in some way. You should also know that you are special. There is something about you that no one else has. Trust me! You should also remember that people want to see and hear from you. I know this might sound like i’m handing you a handfull of mess. Trust me i’m not here to do that. I’m speaking from my heart on this.

Ignore the Fear, Its Not Even Real

I went from having a jewelry-making, crocheting, catering etc, etc business to writing fulltime. Why? because i love to express myself through writing more than any other way. That’s how i discovered my passion. I had to experience life and try a few things. With time we all can discover our passions. Think about what you enjoy. Your dreams are bigger than your doubt. Studies show the number one thing that most people run into is FEAR. The funny thing is that, fear isn’t even real. At least not like we think it is anyway. According to The Chinese 5 Organ System, fear is an energy problem kinda thing. When we eat, drink and think harmoniously in a way that is good for us. When we are balanced emotionally and physically we can do so much more. I say that because everyone can’t eat the same things and be a success. I live by this: You are what you think, drink, eat and imagine.

Ready, Set Go!

The key to moving into a state of action instead of repeated procrastination is to discover what YOU enjoy. I know it sounds too good to be true! I know you may have heard this line before but Its a fairly simple thing to do. The easiest part about searching for your passion can be found in only one place… That place is within you. How can  you find what you don’t know yet? You have to brainstorm, write a list, type a list. You also have to take a risk. Even if you write down exactly what you want to do then schedule a time to do it, you’re taking a risk. Don’t allow the word risk to run you away. Risks are so good for you. Get moving. Sure you may make some mistakes along the way. All of us make mistakes. The only way to make them is to try. Since you need experience to know whether something is for you or not…There is no other way to know unless you know. Again get moving:-). I’ll throw in a disclaimer here: Risks that i’m speaking of are safe for your mind, body and spirit. Any questions about this please leave a comment. Now let’s get back to business here!

If You Want It You Can Have It!

If you want the CREATIVE thing to blossom in your life you gotta get down and dirty with your ideas. Action is what it takes to make anything happen. Projects all start out as well- thought- out ideas. So yea, waiting does have it’s place but Stagnation will only have us waiting for success. All creative efforts started somewhere. Nothing just shows up out of nowhere and fully functional without some creative spirit and drive for something more.  That’s a half truth, i say that because of this: We all have talents to do a great things in our lives. However some choose to do great things on a smaller scale than others. There is choice involved here. The difference between someone with creative energy and one without it is the choice to use it and or cultivate it. There are so many reasons  to cultivate your very own creative skill set. Let’s not talk about all the amazing fun you can have with coming up with ideas! So i’m with you on this. I get why you want to have the power to create at will.

Did someone say “I wish”?

Why wish for what you already have? Contrary to popular opinion, there is a seed of thousands of talents in each one of us that can be nurtured to the point where when we can have the creative flow or any other skill we need, when we want it. That’s right my friend. It is the desire to DO that makes everything grow within us. The more passionate you are about bringing forth a skill or a talent to do something, the more the seed within you grows from your constant energetic watering of it.

The Way I Cultivate My Creative Talent

There is one word to describe it, but i will tell you a story first. OK, so i wanted to learn the art of crocheting which (uses 1 needle) , no its not knitting;  Which uses (2 needles). I used to day dream about taking yarn with me to coffeeshops and chatting with my friends as i created lovely pieces of fabric by hand. No one could tell me that crocheting wasn’t the hottest thing around. To me it was and that’s all that mattered. If someone had something to say about my goal to be a crocheter…I was so focused on my dreams to crochet that i wouldn’t of noticed anything other than what i wanted to hear at that time. So all i did was visualize making stuff. It didn’t matter what i was creating in my mind but i was always moving my hands ‘mentally speaking’.

One day i had an idea to sit in meditation with my crochet needles and yarn with a crochet video with my eyes closed. I figured i should work out how to crochet mentally first then, my body will automatically do what i want. That night, i stayed up pretty late but something said, Sereda turn on the video to try again. So i did. In about 30 minutes i knew 5 stitches that enable me to crochet proficiently. But also to follow a pretty good pattern. I was blown away at the results of simply meditating and pretending i was actually crocheting.

The proof is there. I know visualization works, because its the only way i learned how to crochet. Sure i had a video that showed how to crochet but i don’t learn how to do creative things by watching videos. I learn from doing things hands on. My body wasn’t moving the way i wanted it to. I am convinced that without taking my time to first get into a whole new mindset about learning to crochet, i would not have learned. Yes, i took a class at a craft store before but the teacher was not teaching in way that i enjoyed. So i set out for an alternative method.

After i learned to crochet i made handbags, accessories,  clothes, jewelry by hundreds. The most wonderful thing about the entire experience is that i loved what i did and i made money off of it too. Truthfully i only made money Well after i learned how to make hats without holes in them. After i learned the art of getting my stitches right. Haa..i had a blast. Now that you know my story let me get back to the point i was making.

Go forth!

Visualize! Sounds easy i know, that’s because it is freakin easy! Whatever you want to do: Write it down, list some ways that you can learn how to do what you want to do. Then cultivate your skill in healthy ways that support your goal.

Need some creative energy cultivation ideas? 

Do yoga, deep breathing, run, walk, watch a movie, laugh with friends, start a group, write about it, sing, dance, read about it, watch videos, blog about your learning process and again, Visualize it.

Creative Defined.

The word creative means:

Relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work: “creative writing“. (Dictionary.com)

Here’s a cute video to inspire your efforts. Happy creative cultivating! 

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8 Motivational Quotes For the Soul

Success Activating Quotes!

 

 

 

1. A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything~ Malcolm X

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2. Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!~ Les Brown

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3. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices~ Deepak Chopra
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4. Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side~ Ziglar
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5. You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise!~ Maya Angelou
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6. Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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7. You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.~ Jim Rohn
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8. The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment~ Anthony Robbins

Imagination Dedication

The doorway to change in our lives beings in the seeding stage….During the process of inward movement (i.e meditation, introspection, day dreaming). Inward movement is just as potent as its opposite…for that let us give proper thanks for the imagination today; our divine tool for travel to anywhere, a tool for also reliving chosen experiences, healing from our past also, traveling the world and manifesting our goals while on the earthly plane…
we should always use these tools abundantly for healing ourselves and this planet. We should manage our divine tool (our imagination) with discipline and use it to recreate the magic we want to see in the world… simplicity is powerful…. To be subtle but determined is necessary for vitality! Saving something for later is critical for survival. We are more than we know. The power known as abundance that we seek- is within. So sit and create it…i guarantee no money will be needed for your journey within…Travel light! Blissful Beginnings To You!

Listening Makes All The Difference

How many times have you been talking away, wrapped up in a conversation, sharing something important, meaningful or revealing about yourself only to realize that the person you are talking with has drifted away and is obviously somewhere else? And, if you tell the truth, haven’t you done the very same thing yourself? What does it take for us to really hear what someone else is saying to us about themselves?

Genuine connections begin with deep listening. And satisfying communication requires us to be fully present for each other and to really hear what is being offered up. For most of us deep listening does not come naturally. In fact life experience often trains our natural deep listening abilities right out of us.

There are many ways that our ability to hear someone else becomes blocked. Once we know about these blocks we have a much better chance of releasing them and cultivating more satisfying habits. Here are three of common ways we undermine the quality of communication in our relationships.

Three Common Communication Blocks 

1. We listen for what needs fixing, changing or figuring out. Many of us learned very early in life to look and listen for problems. We are quick to notice what is not working and what is wrong. We are busy analyzing and sorting for what is not right. Our perspective distorts our listening abilities.

2. We listen for opportunities to share our own wisdom, knowledge and competence. We are busy listening to the running commentary inside our own head while someone else is talking to us.

3. We assume that we know what words and sentences are coming next. Often we have moved on long before our partners’ sharing is complete. We have lost our curiosity, the ability to be open with wonder about another human being.

Being fully present for another is an art that can be cultivated. The following antidotes will give you some clues about how to go about this.

Listening: The TAO of EFFECTIVE LISTENING - Yin and Yang of Listening: Listening to Emotins and Active Listening
The Antidotes 

1. See others as whole and complete right from the start. Know that everyone has a source of internal wisdom and intelligence that they can access for their own answers and guidance.

This might feel like a big leap at first. When people are telling us their “problems” we automatically assume that they want us to do something about them. But there are many times when the greatest gift we can give another is our confidence in their own abilities to find solutions for themselves. Granted this is not always the case and in some situations, when advice is clearly sought and asked for there is nothing wrong with offering help. But often we interfere when quiet listening would serve the most.

2. Give up trying to impress others with your brilliance and be fully present for them instead. The fact that you know things and have gifts and talents is without question. Everybody does. If you want to create genuine connections with others, forget about your self and get curious about them instead.

3. Be curious and approach each communication – whether with someone you have just met or someone you have been married to for thirty years, with fresh eyes of wonder. We change and so do our friends, children and partners. When you think you already know everything there is to know about another person the adventure of intimacy begins to falter.

You can create genuine intimate connections by looking for wholeness, focusing fully on the other person and cultivating ongoing curiosity. Listen in this way and notice how the loving feelings between you and those you care about blossom.

Yin and Yang of Communcation - The Tao of Communication

The Law of Attraction is not working for you? Let’s see why not.

You are concerned because the The Law is NOT working for you for some reason. Here is a quick assessment to see where you are in the LOA process.

 

Please answer the following questions using these answers   (a. YES   b. NO)

Open a document and record your answers there or write your answers on a piece of paper. 

1. Have you clearly defined your Goals in writing?

2. Do you spend at least 10 minutes a day visualizing your goals as if they are already achieved – without conflicting thoughts or emotions?

3. Do you spend at least 5 minutes every day – to reflect on what you are grateful for in your life?

4. Do you regularly say you are depressed and then go into dark periods where you shut yourself off from the world?

5. Do you eat foods that make you feel good?

6. Are you constantly saying that nothing positive works for you?

7. Do you perceive that most people are against you in the world?

8. Are you speaking about the things you do not want to see in your life all the time to others?

9. Do you feel it is someone elses’ job to cheer you up when you are not feeling your best?

10. Do you visualize the end result of your goals and dreams on a regular basis while smiling and feeling good?

~YOU ATTRACT THAT WHICH YOU ARE A VIBRATIONAL MATCH TO.  WHERE IS YOUR ATTENTION THIS MOMENT?

Knowing Versus Believing~ What’s the Difference?

Knowing vs Believing

When practicing the steps to manifesting abundance its important to remember when you get to the 3rd step in the Manifesting Abundance Process you have to work with the word KNOW. It is true that some people use the word believe and do not understand where the word knowing seals the process of manifesting perfecting with The Law of Attraction. I will say there is an enormous difference between the two of them. Again:

1. Decide your wants or goals

2. Affirm what you want

3. Know you have it

4. Enjoy the image of having it

5. Let go, allow and receive the blessings

We have to clarify what we believe versus what we know. Most people think what they believe about the nature of reality and what they know about reality are one and the same thing, but this is incorrect. When we say, “I believe,” we indicate that we do not know by personal experience. For example;“I believe that I will live a long life if I don’t smoke, if I don’t eat meat, if I don’t drink, if I’m loyal to my spouse, if I don’t lie.” What I’m really saying is, “I don’t know but I hope so.”

Beliefs are usually based on the assumptions of a person, a philosophy or school of thought that we consider an authority. Usually we apply these words to ourselves because they appeal to us, and then we begin to ‘believe’ they are true.

There is a fundamental difference between believing something and knowing something. Beliefs, such as theology or theories, are invariably arrived at through a process of logical deduction are usually taught to people by their peers, mentors, and society – whereas knowing something is arrived at through personal experience.

Another example, humans know that they are physically alive in this planet – not because they think it based on some theory taught to them by their peers or because they have deduced it – but rather because they are Experiencing it. The experience of living provides a person with the ultimate testimony which is completely personal, ‘proof’ that they are physically alive on earth and this KNOWING transcends the need for either belief or logic.

Words

Finally, it is important to use a word that lets the universe feel your unfathomable understanding in it and in the role that source plays in your life.

If there is any doubt in the process of manifesting you may or may not get your desires at all or you will get them in a longer span of time than when you asked for them. Remember the process, and see what works for you. One thing is true, the universe will reveal the truth to you no matter what, because experience is a true teacher.

~Sereda Aleta Dailey

What IS the Law of Attraction?

It is a law of nature just like the Law of gravity. It is always working in the same way the Law of Gravity works. It works on multiple levels too. You attract every second of the day plus get what you give the most attention to, whether it’s what you want or not.

The Law of Attraction IS NOT a religion or a religious belief, anymore than belief in quantum physics or gravity is a religious belief.Instead The Law of Attraction is more like a science that is intertwined with quantum physics at the sub-atomic level. Its using the most thought-of pictures in your mind to attract people, things, personal qualities, relationships and more to you.

A wave packet without dispersion.

The Art of Manifesting Abundance is something EVERYONE has access to. In fact everyone is attracting all the time. The important thing here is to see how the law works. Also, how to make it work for you(not against you).

The Law of Attraction can be assist or block you. It works like a computer program. Do you have goals? You are in the process of using the Law of Attraction, you are onto something that is life transforming.

The Law of Attraction is also how your single thoughts affect your life and the path you’re on. It is using your carefully thought out plan and intent to help create a life of abundance for you with what you feel most passionate about. The other nice thing about doing manifesting work is: in the process of working on your present/ future you can also help others co- create the world they have always wanted as you fully build yours.

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Its important to become clear about your direction and goals in life. With a road map of your goals clearly detailed, the universe can line up what you desire to come to you even faster. With a plan leading to a successful future, clarity is possible for you and sooner than you may think.

Right now it is easy to learn how to get the Law of Attraction working for you and not against you. Change will happen in no time, furthermore once you start, you will not stop creating. Below are some key areas where you can make serious changes with the Law of Attraction:

Success will always come when you take the time to do something different while feeling balance as well. As your patterns change, results will as well.

Here are some results you can expect from working with the Law of Attraction: 1) Become aligned with who your customers are then begin to attract those kinds of people to your business. 2)Become more fertile so you and your mate can finally get pregnant 3) Find the mate you’ve been dreaming of. 4) More money in your pocket and in the bank. 4) Build a legacy for you and your whole family. 5) Bring that ideal job into your life starting today. 6) The Law of Attraction can also break the cycle of debt and over spending.

Countless people have learned how easy it is to use the Law of Attraction to experience the above plus more. How bad to you want change in your life? Do you want profound results in your life? You can start today by first amplifying your belief’s/ hopes into a burning passion for unquestionable success. First it takes a large amount of Focus on your part. Then you can look forward to having what you most desire. Alright now, follow the steps in order and see for yourself.

~Sereda Aleta Dailey

 

Poetry for the Soul~

Dream & Visualize your prize, allow your light to grow…witness the glow- ing..there is nothing to fear..if you know what you are..never let that image go..The universe is your home. The Creators lifeforce is in you…you are all knowing..all powerful..everywhere all the time.. never second guess that.. create your paradise at will divine one..focus and be still..vibrate high-ER..celebrate this life fully…and know that…Harmony shall reign supreme no matter what it looks like right now..its all an illusion… Flow…with it…Seek Peace…Return to Bliss as much as you can…give thanks for the power to choose..AHhhh… ~DivineBiss~ ♥ Just say Yesss! OMM

Perseverance Quotes To Keep You Moving! Success Is The Goal!

No matter what your life is in this moment, with the blink of an eye everything can change. We have to remain motivated until the finish line comes. There are tools to keep you on point in life. Use all the motivators to keep you well stocked for the final push. Everyone is counting on us to make it happen. If we don’t move on our opportunities.. who will. Repeat these when you need that extra get up and go. You will be glad you did. You are already there! ~ Bliss Returned!

 

 

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall~ Nelson Mandela

I am Perseverance!

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.-Albert Einstein

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.~ Napoleon Hill

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness”.-Edward Stanley.

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.~ Babe Ruth

“Victory belongs to the most persevering” ~B

Never considers the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.~Brian Tracy

“With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” – Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” – Thomas Carlyle

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.” – J.G. Holland

“Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.”– Lord Chesterfield

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.~ Mother Teresa