AWARENESS

Written by Sheri Bardo


"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness." -- James Thurber

"Like a fish suddenly made aware that it is swimming in water, I found every aspect of my perception changed." Author Unknown

How many of us live in a state of real awareness? Most of us are aware of outward feelings. We to often go about our lives never going much deeper than what we see and feel onrepparttar surface. We are aware that we feel anger at someone or something, or that we have a worry or fear of some coming event or circumstance. But how many of us live inrepparttar 131467 awareness and understanding of where that anger, worry or fear really comes from. How many of us really go deep enough to be present enough and in touch enough with our emotions to understand what makes us act and reactrepparttar 131468 way that we do?

Websters Dictionary defines awareness as: on ones guard, vigilant, knowing or realizing, conscious or informed. To be aware implies having a knowledge of something through alertness in observing or in interpreting what one sees, hears, feels, etc. Consciousness implies awareness of a sensation, feeling, fact or condition etc. and recognition or focusing of attention on

To be consciously aware of what is really causing us to act and reactrepparttar 131469 way we do takes a willingness to explorerepparttar 131470 inner self and discoverrepparttar 131471 inner beliefs that are causing us to feel and actrepparttar 131472 way we do in a present situation. It takes a willingness to be ďawareĒ on a deeper level.

For years, I have struggled with finances and feelings of lack. I felt I was a victim of outside circumstances. In my business endeavors I would progress well, then something would happen, something seemingly beyond my control. As I began going deeper on a quest to discover who I really was, I learned that I was sabotaging my own financial success and prosperity. I sat in meditation one morning asking why. When I had need of things and especially if I had a desire why was there that catch in my heart that just couldnít believe it would be provided or that I had what it takes to succeed beyondrepparttar 131473 ordinary. Suddenly a picture appeared in my mind of me at 2 1/2 when my mother died. It was sudden and unexpected, a blood clot to her heart. When it happened, I was kept separated fromrepparttar 131474 procedures,repparttar 131475 grieving,repparttar 131476 funeral, and life with my father for some time afterward. I was sent to my grandparents while my father sorted through his life. I realized I had formed a belief that I didnít matter or my father wouldnít have sent me away to my grandparents when I need him. These beliefs of course were not true, but with my limited experience of life and knowledge, I came to believe them.

Without even realizing it I had formed a belief that I was not worthy ofrepparttar 131477 best, worthy to have what I really wanted because I wasnít important or my dad would have wanted me with him. When I returned home 3 months later from my grandparents, my dad had a new wife with grown children who had children my age. I felt I had been replaced and I felt like an outside. This was my perception as they did not treat me like an outside. My Father never was emotionally available to me as I grew up and died a few years ago without us ever having been close. I formed a belief that my needs were not important or he would have wanted to have a meaningful relationship with me. I know now it was his perception of life and himself that kept him from a relationship with me, it was not really about me. To add to my mis-beliefs, I formedrepparttar 131478 belief that no one could be trusted. My stepmother was demanding, at times critical, manipulative and guilt producing. I formedrepparttar 131479 beliefs that I was not important, that love had to be earned and was conditional , and that it was assumed that I would dorepparttar 131480 wrong thing. Because my parents, were not able to accept me for who I was because of who they wanted and needed me to be, It re-enforced my earlier false belief of not being important or good enough. None of this was intentional on behalf of my parent, for they were doingrepparttar 131481 best they could withrepparttar 131482 beliefs they had formed as children about themselves and life just as I had done. We form false beliefs about ourselves as children we carry them into our adult life. Once I maderepparttar 131483 connection to these beliefs, and realized they were a ďcreatedĒ reality and not truth, my financial picture began to change. My business shot forward with new energy and creativity. In fact my vision and dreams took on new dimension and solidity. I realized my dreams were possible, and that it was OK to dream big.

One must go within and uncover these false beliefs in order to be set us free from a limiting belief system that will only hold us back. Inside each of us it unlimited creativity, beauty and capacity for living a rich full life in love, peace and joy. ďThe only way out is throughĒ Robert Frost

Sheri Bardo / Life Coach www.authenticallyu.com

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"A person only begins to becomerepparttar 131484 person he wants to be when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search forrepparttar 131485 hidden justice which regulates his life." ----------------------------------------------------------------

I had to look uprepparttar 131486 meaning ofrepparttar 131487 word revile because I've never seen it used. It means to condemn, despise, berate. I didn't have to look uprepparttar 131488 meaning ofrepparttar 131489 word whine - in fact I'm sure some of my friends have sometimes wanted to ask me if I "wanted some cheese with that whine?"

When we whine and revile we give power to that which we revile and whine about. We cease to be in charge of our life. I loverepparttar 131490 way that Wayne Dyer describes it in "You'll See It When You Believe It." He says, "I no longer viewrepparttar 131491 world in terms of unfortunate accidents or misfortunes. I know in my being that I influence it all, and now find myself considering why I created a situation, rather than saying, "why me?" This heightened awareness directs me to look inside of myself for answers. I take responsibility for all of it, andrepparttar 131492 interesting puzzle becomes a fascinating challenge when I decide to influence areas of my life in which I previously believed I was not in control. I now feel that I control it all."

10 Easy Steps to Organize Your Clothes Closet

Written by Theresa Frasch


The clothes closet is one ofrepparttar fastest places in our households to get cluttered. Itís so easy to stick something that you donít know what to do with inrepparttar 131465 closet. After all itís out ofrepparttar 131466 way and keeping some other part of your house from becoming cluttered.

The clothes closet also becomes a storage area for clothing and accessories that are outdated, ripped, or stained. It is a holding place for clothes that might come back into style, accessories that were bargain but we donít really like, and things that cost us a fortune but that weíll never wear again because we donít like them, donít fit into them, or donít lead that kind of life anymore.

Cleaning out a clothes closet can hurt. Itís hard to throw away stuff that is still good, stuff that cost us a lot of money. But it has to be done. So think ahead to how good it will feel to have a closet filled with all ofrepparttar 131467 things you like. Think ahead to how good it will feel to see everything in your closet. Think how nice it will feel to look in your closet and not feel guilty about all those things you have but canít wear anymore. Be ruthless, have fun and organize your closet!

1.Begin by gettingrepparttar 131468 proper supplies: plenty of hangers, an expandable shoe rack, belt hook, tie rack, a closet doubler (another hanging clothes rod that hangs from your current one) or pants and skirts hangers (the kind that hold multiple pairs). I preferrepparttar 131469 closet doubler; I find it more convenient to see and get torepparttar 131470 clothes I want.

2.Remove everything (yes, everything!) from your closet. As you remove items place them in one of five piles: KEEP, REPAIR, GIVE AWAY, THROW AWAY, MOVE.

3.The KEEP pile should be things that belong in your closet that meet these criterions: they fit you now, you likerepparttar 131471 way you look in them now and they are in style now. This includes all clothes, shoes, hats, belts, ties, etc. If you are not sure it fits, try it on now. Your KEEP pile should includerepparttar 131472 clothes you love to wear andrepparttar 131473 clothes that make you feel good when you wear them. It should include your special occasion wardrobe, too, as long as it meetsrepparttar 131474 above criterion.

4.The REPAIR pile is for those items you want to keep but need a repair. If you are sure you will wear them once they are repaired, take them to your local dry cleaner or alterations shop and have them repaired. If you can (and want) to dorepparttar 131475 work yourself, gatherrepparttar 131476 repair items, put them in your repair center and give yourself two weeks to repair them. If you havenít gotten around to them by then, gather uprepparttar 131477 clothing and donate it.

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