Self Care Sunday – Saying YES and Living In The Flow

Native American Quote

Do you want to know how to unlock the Universal flow positive energy in your life? Say “Yes!” to opportunities that come your way. Saying “Yes” to opportunities is a powerful way to signal the Universe that you are ready for more!

Here’s how it happened to me this week. On Tuesday morning I was asked a question by my boss, “ Linda, do you want to take the action to create an Rotating Exhibit Plan for the Center’s Museum Concept?” The truth is I am pretty busy with standing up my program and really didn’t want to take the action. However, I understand the flow of universally energies enough to know when you say “No” to opportunities, you are signaling the Universe that you aren’t ready or interested. You are more or less telling the Univese “don’t come around here no more; I am not interested!”😂 In other words you are changing the flow of Universal Positive energy and shifting yourself out of alignment. I also understand there is power and opportunity in saying “Yes”. So I said, “Yes”. The next day I got a call from someone asking me to be their Life Coach. While I was planning on taking the summer off from coaching, I knew I couldn’t say “No”. If I said no, I would be telling the Universe “no thank you. I’m not ready”. So I said, “Yes”. The next day I got an email with an offer to attend a free PMP Bootcamp in DC; my boss only has to fund my travel. I said “Yes” knowing he already offered to pay for my PMP. So now I get to spend a whole week in DC in August and take my PMP by the end of the fiscal year. That chain of events may not have happened if i said “No” to the first opportunity.

Do you see what I mean about being in the flow of Universal energies? When you say “yes” to people and opportunities, you open the door to more opportunities. When you say “no”, you are telling the Universe you are not ready or worthy. It will skip you the next time. When you say “no” or hesitate, you shift yourself out of alignment and ultimately make things harder for yourself.

Are you living in alignment? Does your life flow easily? Is your career energizing or depleting? Life and work are not meant to be hard or a struggle. Will life be challenging? YES! Can life be rewarding? Hopefully! Should life or work be depleting or exhausting? Only if you are swimming upstream and living or working out of alignment with the truth of who you are. It is really that simple.

I try to explain this basic Law of Attraction principle to folks who become my clients because I believe it is the key to creating abundance in all areas of life. One must understand how to live in the flow of positive energies and understand you must say “Yes” to people and opportunities that at first glance may not be of interest to you. You never know where one “YES” may lead you. Every time you say “no” you are telling the Universe you are not interested in opportunities.

How did I get to this place and come to understand this stuff? My life got jacked up and I started educating myself. Then my eyes were open! Once the soul awakens and your eyes are opened to the truth in your life, you can no longer live a lie.

Another example of living in flow happened this week. Last week I decided I wanted to learn more about the Native American Culture and my ancestors. I remembered going to Pow-Wow with my family when I was a little girl so I googled local pow-wows. As luck or synchronicity would have it, there was one this weekend in Woodstown, NJ which is about 50 miles from my home. I drove up Saturday. The photos below are from the event. I find the Native American culture, customs and rituals to be spiritually rewarding for me. The only lesson learned was to arrive about a half an hour before the Grand Entrance instead of two hours earlier. By the time the dancing started, I was already hot and tired and didn’t last long. However, it worked out best I left earlier than I planned because I hit a big storm on the way home and got out of the fairgrounds before it hit Woodstown 🙂 Again, I was in the flow. I also made a decision today about my trip in 2019. I am definitely going to a Indian Reservation first than Europe. Most likely Blackfeet Nation in Glacier National Park, Montana because my sister once went there.

Saturday was the 44th Anniversary of my father’s death. Hard to imagine it’s been that long since I seen him. I was only seven years old. Years later I signed up to volunteer for organization that does grief counseling for children. I actually got up to leave mid-way through the training because I was so overwhelmed. One of the counselors followed me out. She asked me to tell her what I was feeling. It was then I learned for the first time that children who experience traumas before the age of 10 often have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for the rest of their lives. The trauma becomes part of their DNA. They struggle the rest of their lives with depression, grief and loss. It never completely leaves them. For the first time, I truly understood why I carry that pain of loss in my heart and why I can’t just “get over it” as some would say.  Some losses are so devastating they never leave you. We agreed I couldn’t be a volunteer for organization but that was the beginning of me finally understanding why I sometimes still feel like that seven year old little girl. The seven year old little girl looking out the door waiting for my Daddy to come home only to see my crying mother walk in with his shoes and pants. I do see Mediums who help me connect with my father. I know he is with me and is guiding me. Everything good that has happened in my life, has been because he led me to it. Being honest with myself and others about my past and how it shaped me is part of self care. It is helping me to live authentically and love unconditionally.

Another way I took care of myself this week is I’ve been focusing on comfort and making myself comfortable. My joints and muscles are always sore. My super firm mattress wasn’t helping me. I bought a memory foam mattress topper and put a thick pad over top of that. I can melt in my bed now. It’s super comfy and I don’t feel the pressure points in my hips on the firm mattress anymore. I am also looking forward to my Espresso Brown Leather Recliner arriving soon. I see a lot of naps happening in that chair 🙂

So, how are you taking care of yourself today? Are you in the flow? Have you said “Yes” to anything? Are you interested in going to Indian Reservation? Are you living authentically and being honest about who you are?

Coming up mid-week on Writing Holistically: Blue Love Poetry

ICYMI: Blue Love Haiku #10

https://writingholistically.com/2018/06/06/blue-love-haiku-10/

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Loved ~ Love, Sex And Poetry


Loved ~ Love, Sex And Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

Lover
Snuggle up
To me
Come close
To feel
The heat of my body
I’ll give you
Comfort
Smell
The sleepiness
In my hair
As you whisper
Fuck me
In my ear
Feel the roundness
Of my hips
As they press
Against your firmness
Begging you
To spread them
My sex is
Waiting for you
With wetness
As you enter
My world
Taste
The lust
Of my desire
For you
As you wet your lips
With my juice
Lay back
In the soft comfort
Of our bed
While I
Make love
To you
Slowly
Hoping to stretch out
Every moment
You are inside of me
Listen to me
As I moan
Your name
As my orgasm
Releases onto
Your hips
I want you to
Feel my love for you
As I hold your face
And whisper
I love you
Until you
Explode
Inside of me
Commanding me
To look at you
Needing me
To look directly
Into your
Crystal blue eyes
When you say
To me
I love you too
I love you
Lover
Snuggle up
To me
And be loved
You are loved
Loved

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NOTE: My blue eyed mused is LOVED for sure😉😍😍👍💋❤️😈😂🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

On another note, here’s an example of the Law Of Attraction in action…Last week, I finally admitted out loud that one of my biggest dreams is to go back to school to slowly start working towards a second Bachelor’s degree in most likely Psychology to ultimately one day be a Therapist. The whole thing is daunting me so I’ve decided to proceed slowly by taking one online course just to see if I really want to go back to school.

On Tuesday I was chatting with an Executive Coach about work and a Teambuilding event he was facilitating. He asked me if I liked to read. I said, “Yes, very much!”. He handed me a book to read about conflict. In the book, it mentions “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. Victor Frankl was a Psychiatrist who was in the Concentration Camps in Europe in WWII.

So, after I read the “work” book about conflict, I read Frankl’s book. Much to my surprise, “Man’s Search For Meaning” not only is Frankl’s account of surviving the Concentration Camps but it also is a detailed explanation of his school of Psycho-Therapy, Logotheraphy. A basic tenant of Logotherapy is a person can survive a great deal of suffering and have a will to live as long as they have meaning or a purpose in life. Frankl’s book moved me beyond words and I see so many applications of his principles in my own life.

So, last Sunday I wrote about taking a Psychology class. On Tuesday an Executive Coach who really doesn’t even know me and who I didn’t tell anything about maybe going back to school for Psychology handed me a book to read which lead me to reading a book about Psychotherapy one week later😂😂

I loved both books by the way. Who knows, are Executive Coaching and Psychology related? Maybe I should be a Coach instead of a Therapist in my second career😂😂😂I don’t really know where this will end up😂😂I’m just following the signs…

How I Used The Law Of Attraction To Get My Oceanview Condo

I intentionally used “The Secret” or the Law Of Attraction to get my Oceanview condo in the Fall of 2013. I thought I would reflect on the steps I took to manifest the gorgeous view you see above.

In 2013 I lived in a home offshore. I was starting to feel uncomfortable living there. I noticed my mood changed when I came home, I avoided my roommate instead of engaging her. I knew it was time to leave but I just couldn’t pull the trigger and let go.

In the October of 2013, I was furloughed from my job for 17 days. The weather in the first week of October that year was absolutely gorgeous. It was beach weather. I am a beach walker. back then, I usually went to the beach in Ocean City. For some reason that week I decided to walk on the beach in the Ventnor/Atlantic City area. As I was walking past the high-rises I thought to myself. I want to live in a condo on the beach! That was the exact moment the magic in my head started happening🙏👏

I immediately went home and pulled a copy of “The Secret” out. I needed to know how to frame the request. That’s when I remembered these tips:

Be clear with your request. The Universe doesn’t like wishy washy
Express gratitude. The Universe responds to people who are grateful.
Say it as if you already have it. It’s yours. Feel it.
Use feeling & emotion to convey excitement. Anticipation attracts good energy.
Do not worry about the how, who, when or where, you will block the flow
Be in the moment & stay aware. You will need to see the signs.
When you get intuitions, take prudent action WITHOUT delay. Yes, action may be required.
Have fun now. Don’t stress about it.
Do whatever you can to be happy now. Monitor your feelings. Focus on feeling good now.
Relax and let the magic happen. Don’t worry about the how, who, what, where or when.
Make the request, Believe it’s yours, Allow yourself to Receive

With all of the above tips in mind, I formalized this simple request:

I AM so happy and grateful now that I live in a condo on the beach🙏

I repeated this request as if it was a mantra. I wrote it, I recited, I owned it

Ready, this is when it started to get fun…

Late in October 2013 I mentioned to a friend who was a Realtor that I may be looking to rent an apartment temporarily until I figured out what I wanted to do. I asked him if he knew of anything available. He said he didn’t have anything but suggested I check out Craig’s List. He said many of his colleagues posted listings there.

I looked at Craig’s List and saw a high-rise that was on the beach in the Margate/Ventnor/Atlantic City area. They had one and two bedrooms for rent. I thought to myself…I AM going to live there😂 I had no idea why I thought that. (Intuition – the nudge from the Universe) I called the Realtor immediately and made an appointment to go look at the units available.(Prudent Action WITHOUT delay)

The Realtor showed me a few of the modestly priced condos available for rent. I wasn’t in love but I liked them. Then the magic happened. The realtor said, “Hey, I got a place upstairs. It’s a little out of your price range but for some reason I think you need to see it.” (Universe at work). We got off the elevator on the 7th floor. 7 is and has always been my lucky number. My father’s birthday is 7/7. (Dad was with him🙏) I felt good already. We walked down hall. She opened the door to condo number 723. 723 is my parent’s anniversary. My Mother and I have both hit the lottery using the number. (The Divine was looking out for me).The realtor opened the door to a full ocean view at sunset on a gorgeous night on November 5, 2013. I could hardly stop my heart from pounding. I knew it was mine. (Believe it’s yours).

The only problem was the monthly price was about $250 more a month than I was willing to pay. I told the Realtor I needed time to think it over. I truly believed if it was mine, it would still be there waiting for me. I just couldn’t reconcile myself with the additional $250. Thanksgiving break came and went. The Realtor was out of town on vacation. I finally got in touch with her on December 5th. I asked her if it was still available. She said YES. I asked if the Landlord would take $250 less a month or was she firm. The realtor told me she wasn’t sure but suggested I make her an offer that I was comfortable with. So, I offered the Landlord $250 less a month than the condo was listed for. (Gave it a shot)

The Realtor called me back a few days later and said, “So, the Landlord is inclined to accept your offer but she would like you to also pay half the parking fee each month which is $30 per month!”😂 I said, “Wait, that’s it? She is taking a $220 less per month?” 😂 The Realtor said, “Yes, she has a good feeling about you!” 😂😂 (I received what I asked for).

By the time we buttoned up the paperwork, I signed the lease on December 17, 2013 and moved on January 16, 2014. I’ve been here for three years🙏👍 By the way, the picture of the high-rise I saw on Craig’s List, is the building I now live in❤️

That is how the magic happens and how “The Secret” works 😂

If you would like to apply these these principle to your life, I would suggest doing as “The Secret” says, start all of your requests as:

I AM so happy and grateful now that…

For example, if you want to sell your house quickly, your request could be…

I AM so happy and grateful now that my house sold quickly above market price

Lastly, what I was forgetting in the last year is…Sometimes you have to let go of something good for you to be open to receive something better for you.

Now, go out and have fun manifesting great stuff…

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Gratitudes, Requests And Affirmations

I saw the movie “The Secret” for the first time in 2007 when it was first released. It was my first encounter with the Law Of Attraction and it blew my mind. I couldn’t believe I could manifest things with my thoughts.

Over the years I’ve used “The Secret” to land a secure job, a condo with an oceanview, a new healthier body and a better relationship with myself. I also believe practicing the Law Of Attraction raised my vibrational frequency and brought other good things to my life such as a few good close trusted friends, a man who is very good for me and the improved ability to manage the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder I’ve had since I was seven when my Father died suddenly. I use “The Secret” to manage the PTSD flashbacks periods until they recess to the back part of my mind. That’s why I downloaded “The Secret” book by Rhonda Byrne on Audible today and listened to it as I drove. I finished up when I got home. It was very helpful.

Since I feel like its time for me do a tech refresh on my brain and thougts, I plan to listen to my book on Audible a few times this week and use it as my homework or my textbook. I also downloaded some Affirmations and started following accounts on Instagram aligned with the power of thought. Retraining the brain isn’t easy but it’s necessary for me to do this again and do it like a boss with self assurance and self confidence. No doubts about my future are allowed.

One of the principles that is most important is to get very clear about what you want. If you are wishy washy or keep changing your mind, the Universe doesn’t know what you want. It’s also important to frame your requests as if you already recieved them and – most importantly – do not get caught up in the “how”. That’s where I was screwing up. I was trying too hard. I tried to control the “how” my life should manifest in the past instead of allowing the Universe to bring me what I wanted.

After spending all day listening and clarifying my desires, I finally got them into words. I am sharing them here to demonstrate my committment to a forward plan of thought. These are some of my official requests of the Universe – Order up!

GRATITUDES AND REQUESTS

I AM so happy and grateful now that I am using my talents and skills to the best of my abilities in all areas of my life

I AM so happy and grateful now that I am doing challenging and rewarding work that I am passionate about

I AM so happy and grateful now that I am at my perfect weight, in perfect health and feel great

I AM so happy and grateful to be in a loving committed passionate relationship with a man willing to grow with me and who loves me unconditionally

I AM so happy and grateful for my well paying, rewarding and challenging career which provides me with continuous opportunities for growth

I AM so happy and grateful to meet like-minded friends and collegues

I AM so happy and grateful money comes to me easily and effortlessly.

I AM so happy and grateful to spend my 50th birthday in Sedona, AZ with a friend from high school.

I AM so happy and grateful to be of service to my family, friends and my community.

I AM so happy and grateful to be open, aware and conscious in my life, the world around me and my spirituality.

There are more to come but I’ll let the Universe start with these requests as I see them as most integral to my growth and overall happiness at this time of my life.
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By the way, I love the Audible for iPhone App👍

Have you thought about what you want the Universe to bring you? Do you use Affirmations? Have you tried to manifest anything with the Law Of Attraction?

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Wahe Guru ~ Love, Sex and Poetry

  
Wahe Guru ~ Love, Sex and Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

I shine
Brilliantly
Like a star
Effervescent
In the magic
Of your eyes
I shine
In the dark of night
My heart lights
The path
For you
Follow it home
Bring my
Darkness to light
Come rest
In warmth
Between my breasts
Wahe Guru
Wahe
My Guru
Come home to me
My heart is electrified
Sparked by your
Desire
I feel you
I sense you
I want you
The heat rises
Between my legs
Burning a fire
Calling you to me
Use the fire
In my belly
As your compass
It will guide you
Along the edges
Of reality
Until you are
In the middle
Of my aura
Wahe Guru
Wahe
My Guru
Come home to me
Pushing firmly
Into the center
Of my growth
Your desires
Penetrate my thoughts
I am your light
Out of darkness
We find light
I am your light
It’s been
So long since
I’ve seen
Your face
Come home to me
And set my soul ablaze
Blazing with the wisdom
Of my womanhood
Wahe Guru
Wahe
My Guru
I am love
Come home
To me
Come home
To love
It’s been so long
Since I’ve heard
Your voice
Come home
Wahe Guru
Wahe
My Guru
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Note I recently took a Kundalini Yoga workshop and learned a new mantra, Wahe Guru. Wahe Guru” loosely translated means “wonderful teacher”. A Guru brings darkness to light🙏 I am using the Mantra to convey affection for MBE ❤️💋 He’s away and I miss him – tonight he is my Wahe Guru💋❤️🙏🔥

The video is the Mantra, Guru Guru Wahe Guru Guru Ram Das Guru. Guru Singh taught us it doesn’t matter what a mantra means, it only matters what it does. Sound vibration can affect change. I think I should start teaching this to my coworkers or at least playing it meetings 😂😂😂😂💋❤️✌️😈 Below is a descrpition of what this Mantra does.

I realized over this passed weekend, if I was loaded and money was of no concern, I would totally check out of my real life and embrace my inner hippie 🙏❤️😂😂😂 Oh well, I am not loaded and money is a concern so I might as well prosper and enjoy abundance! I can indulge my inner hippie when I need a fix. I cant wait for April 7th. My next six week Meditation class starts that night 🙏

    

Deserving ~ I Am Deserving

  
“When I was little, I picked up a flower and put it in a vase. After a few days, it died. I asked my mom why and she said: “You can’t force a flower to thrive somewhere it doesn’t belong to. And now I have realized that people are like that too.” ॐ – Author Unknown – Retrieved from Sageword Facebook Page
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In an effort to turn the course of my thoughts and release the heaviness of emotions I’ve been struggling with recently, I’m writing another therapeutic post to make some space for creativity again.

I’ve been feeling like I’ve been pushed to a fork in the road. I feel like life is calling me to make choices that will determine my future. I wasn’t really planning to do this now. I was hoping to be like everyone else I know and just coast along in life. I was hoping for once what I have would be all I would need. But, life doesn’t work for me that way. Maybe it doesn’t work that way for anyone? Maybe I’m just more open about it and more willing to change and grow.

Part of what brought me to this place is a feeling growing inside of me. A feeling growing inside of me that is saying I deserve more. I deserve more. I deserve to work to the full capacity of my intellect, talent and skills. I deserve to have satisfaction in my daily activities. I deserve to be in a relationship with a man who is capable of giving me all of him. I deserve to have a healthy body. I deserve to have peace in my life, my body and my mind. I deserve more.

You’ll notice that nowhere in that last paragraph did I speak about being rewarded for my efforts. That is because I don’t think that way. I truly give and help people because I enjoy it. I have no ulterior motives.

In recent weeks I’ve been helping someone at work during a transition time. I offered to do it because I knew he needed the help, he’s very appreciative for the help and I enjoyed doing it. I wanted him to see the level of support and service he should be getting. I wanted him to know he deserved more than he was accepting. That is why I helped him. I wanted to show him by example what he deserved. I don’t seek rewards for those efforts. That’s not what I’m about. I don’t expect anything in return from him other than “thank you Linda” which he has said numerous times👍😄

But, in helping him see he deserved more, I saw I deserved more. We are like mirrors to each other. We show each other what we need to see, what’s holding us back, who we can be and what the possibilities are for ourselves. Through him I’m opening myself up to wanting more. I’m diving further down into myself and using our connection to source profound growth and personal evolution. Some connections are deeply spiritual and have the capacity to spark movement in stagnation.

At this time of reflection in my life, I’m also practicing great caution. I’m looking before I leap. I’m considering alternatives. I’m taking my time. There’s no rush. Things may work out for me organically without a lot of effort from me. But, I must be willing now open my eyes to what else is available to me.

A friend gave me some advice the other day. She said, “Linda, I’m going to tell you what I tell my kids. Open your eyes and look. You’ll either find you like what you have and choose to stay where you are or you will find something that’s better for you, something you like better. Look. You’ll know if it’s time to leap. Trust your intuition.” I suppose that’s what I’m doing. I’m looking.

I am looking for more because I now know I deserve more. How do you know you deserve more? It’s when you can no longer accept less…

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The Music is “Driving” By Will Ackerman
This is absolutely favorite piece of music. I close my eyes and tears well up from from the emotions in the chords. The year after my Sister died I was in a pretty deep depression. The truth is I had an emotional/physical/spiritual breakdown. I didn’t know how to live without her. In some ways, I still don’t. In that challenging part of my life, I relied on music to help me get through the long nights. I found this song on the “Conversations With God” CD. I wore the CD out twice. This song especially brings me great peace. It’s almost like it was telling me it was ok to be sad and cry. And, it’s reassuring me that I am being guided and protected by Angels.

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An Open Letter To Satan

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Dear Satan:
I’m being tested. I now know that. You’ve been testing me. In the last couple of months, You’ve seen to it that every decision I made for myself in the four years was put in jeopardy. You’ve offered me opportunities to go back to who I was in the past. You tried to break me and make me small again.

You made me sad during the Holidays and made me I want a drink. You made me want my old life. I stood strong and made it through without giving in. Fuck you Satan👍

You tried to break my spirit by bringing pain and illness into my body the last two months. Straight up, you almost won on this one. You almost beat the shit out of me on this one. On the brink of despair I prayed to God for strength. The answer came. I remember the things that nourished my mind, body and spirit and make me feel good. I leveled out my emotions with Yoga. I helped my body find balance with QiGong. I slowed my mind down with Meditation. I had a good cry. I spoke honestly with those I love and reached out to people when I was freaking out. I listened to my instincts and sought better medical care out if the area. I took care of myself. While I am still navigating the health issue that started two months ago, I’m stronger and in a better frame of mind. John Wayne said, “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” Guess what Lucifer? I saddled up! Fuck you👍

You brought a former lover back into my life not as temptation of the flesh but as an opportunistic bastard trying to reintroduce an unhealthy relationship I left behind. I took pause and thought about the past. Asked myself if it would be good for me to revisit this relationship. The answer was clear to me. No, no I do not want to go back to the past. I don’t have those feelings for him anymore. He knows that. I wished him well and left what we had in the past. Fuck you Prince Of Darkness. I moved on👍

Satan, Lucifer, Prince of Darkness, this is the face of a woman who will rise up and defeat you every time. Look at the Cross in my Cleavage. That’s right. He will help me defeat you every time. But go ahead! Take your best shot! Go head! Test me👍 I will fight you. I fight for the life I chose four years ago. I will fight for my emotional well being. I will fight for a healthy relationship with the good man I now see in my life. While things are still complicated, he is good for me. Even if he is to be Just a friend, he’s shown me by example what I hope to have in my life. I will fight for that and him – if I need to! Fuck you Satan👍You lose!

But, remember my face. Remember my name. Because I am one strong confident woman who doesn’t give a fuck what people think of me; I will straight up beat your ass ever time. Every.Single.Time👍😄👏

Namaste,
Linda🌹🙏

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