Rock Your Personal World

“It turns out that it is not possible
to separate anything from anything, though,
because at the core of all of those things
is you and the way you feel.
As you focus upon one unpleasant
or unwanted aspect of life,
it bleeds over into all other aspects.

Can you see, in looking back,
that there were opportunities
to look for positive aspects,
but because you were fixated
upon negative aspects,
those became your dominant experience?

Focus upon what you do want,
become a Vibrational Match
to what you do want,
train your point of attraction
to what you do want–
and watch your personal world become that.”


— Abraham, Esther Hicks

My Ever-Expanding Addiction

“When you say “Yes” to something,
you include something you do want in your experience.
When you say “No” to something,
you include something you don’t want in your experience.”

— Abraham, Esther Hicks

This is not about judgment. That is another subject entirely; however, it is about choice. It is very much about choice. It is all about choice, and the most wonderful news about that is that we all have that same exact power. Yes, the same exact power. No one has any more of it or any less of it than we do. We are all equal in our power of the choice of our thoughts. We may have practiced letting others influence us to one degree or another, but we are the chooser. We may even have practiced allowing others to choose for us by relinquishing our own power to them, but that is still our power that we chose to relinquish. We are still in power. We are still the chooser. We are still equal in our power with each other.

The title of this post is my ever-expanding addiction. I have become addicted and it is constantly expanding and becoming more addictive as my life unfolds. This addiction is a choice, as are all addictions. Yes and no are not judgments. They are choices. They are powerful and even life-changing choices. They are choices of focus. It is not good or bad. It is a choice of one or the other. Yet, it is not like a switch where one is on full and the other is off. There seems to be always a mix here. But, that is not important. What is important is the choice and that choice will be telling for sure and for certain.

My addiction started long ago and has been expanding all this time. Now it is ruling my life as addictions often do. My addiction is appreciation. It is gratitude. It culminates in joy.

Years ago I began to learn to appreciate more. When I say more I mean more than that which pleased me. It is so easy to appreciate what pleases us. It is not even a conscious choice. We like it, it pleases us, and so we appreciate it. My real addiction began when I chose consciously to appreciate something that was outside of those unconscious pleasures. I began to see with new eyes. I began to look for things to appreciate about something I may not have given a second thought to. That decision changed my life and yet I knew not how much it changed or how powerful the change was until I began practicing full time.

As my practice grew, I grew. It brought me such grand pleasure once I let go of all the rules and just began saying yes. Now it is an addiction that I cannot kick, nor would I have any desire to do so. I now am in constant appreciation. It has become a huge part of my life.

Focus is one way to see this. I can focus on the pothole or I can focus on the road. I can focus on the long line I’m waiting in or I can focus on the opportunity it gives me to practice my patience. I can focus on what I don’t like, or I can focus or even find what I do like. Again, it is not about right or wrong, good or bad, it is simply and powerfully a choice of focus. As I choose to focus on the pothole, I can continue with my choice to see that pothole with new eyes and to see the opportunity that the pothole is providing me. This excites me even more until I am in a state of total appreciation. I choose. I am choosing. I have the same exact power as you or any other. I choose this addiction. It has become the best aspect of my life so far.

Meant To Be

“How did we come up with the notion
that life is not okay just the way it is,
or that it won’t be okay the way it will be?

Who said that the way life

naturally unfolds is not all right?

The answer is, fear says so.

Everything will be okay
as soon as you are okay with everything.
And that’s the only time everything will be okay.”

— Michael A. Singer

I’ve heard people say, “it was meant to be,” and I’ve also heard them say, “it was not meant to be,” as if we are not in control of our own lives and our own environment. I was thinking a bit about this and wrote down these notes:

If it was not meant to be, it would not have happened. Sometimes we ask why? This is not the best question. A better question would be, what can I learn from this? or what is this here to teach me?

And here’s something even better. It is. And now that it is, it is an opportunity. It is an opportunity to see what we can learn. It is an opportunity to learn how to flow with life. It is an opportunity to change our perspective. It is an opportunity to love and let go of fear. It is an opportunity to allow us to experience more joy.

Playing In The Mud

“Anything you desire,
the Universe can find a way to let it happen
within the context of people’s natural, joyful desires.
It must be, for this is a joy-based Universe.

And so, as you watch children

playing in the mud and having great joy in it,
you might not enjoy playing in the mud, but they do.

And so, there’s somebody enjoying
doing something you don’t want to do.
And that pretty much applies to everything.
There’s someone who would enjoy doing every thing

that you don’t want to do.

And if it really came down to where there was
really not one person willing to do that thing,
you would develop another way of approaching it.

There are a lot of things that were in your history
that you no longer participate in.
You left them behind
because no one wanted to do them.”

— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Believing It Is True

“The thought that you think,
you think,
which attracts to it;
so you think it some more,
which attracts to it;
so you think it some more.

In other words,
when you have an expectation,
you’ve got a dominant thought going on,
and Law of Attraction is going to deliver that to you
again, and again and again.
And you say,
“The reason that I believe this,
is because it is true.”
And we say,
the reason that you believe it,
is because you’ve practiced the thought.

All that a belief is,
is a thought that you keep practicing.”


— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Spread some joy today by realizing that joy is your natural dominion and that the only roadblock is practicing a belief that this is not the case. Stop. Pivot. Choose again. Joy is your dominion.

Love and Reprimand

“In order to experience peace instead of conflict,
it is necessary to shift our perception.
Instead of seeing others as attacking us,
we can see them as fearful.”


— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

This quote from one of my all-time favorite books is so powerful that it is worth reading again and again until our perception shifts. As we think someone or perhaps several are attacking us, the trained response would be to go into defensive mode. We judge the attacker and we fantasize about their intentions and motives. We sound the alarm inside and as we think about defending ourselves, our honor, our territory, we go into war mode. What is that old adage about the battle? The best defense is a good offense. We become the attacker also. On and on it goes expanding and spreading like cancer that is taking over our body.

Yet as we are willing to not become attached to the attack and give it no energy, we can take the wonderful choice to see the attacker as not an attacker but someone who is fearful and perhaps even taken over by fear. Fear is where all battles exist. They cannot exist in love. Once we can see what is going on as a choice between love and fear, we can choose love. We can see that the one in fear is really calling for help and is, therefore, a request for love.

When we choose to see through the eyes of love, we cannot react habitually as we might have before. Now, we see the fear in the other and we choose not to be fearful and because we see with the eyes of love, we love them regardless of what they seem to be projecting. The title of Gerald’s book is a succinct and powerful phrase. Love really is letting go of fear. It is a choice. We can choose love. We all can.

Forgiveness Ends All Suffering and Loss

“Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness.
Forgiveness is the letting go of the past,
and is therefore the means
for correcting our misperceptions.

Through true forgiveness
we can stop the endless recycling of guilt
and look upon ourselves and others with Love.
Forgiveness releases all thoughts
that seem to separate us from each other.
Without the belief in separation,
we can accept our own healing
and extend healing Love to all those around us.
Healing results from the thought of unity.

Forgiveness ends all suffering and loss.”

— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

Taking Charge

“The power you give others
belongs to you.
Take it back
and take yourself
where you would go.”


— Alan Cohen

Here’s where we let go of our power. All of this is some sort of fear. It is often trained beliefs that come from home, religion, or elsewhere. And in all, we are giving our rightful power to them, to it, whatever it may or they may be.

We come cable-ready with our own internal guidance system. When we accept the power that we naturally have rather than delegating it to others or things outside of ourselves, there is no need to fear. We can discern anything within ourselves. We will know that it is in vibrational proximity of our inner knowing, or not. We are the ultimate discerning station, and it is perfectly accurate for us every single time that we hold on to our own power to use for ourselves.

Spread Some Joy Today–as you find it within yourself.

All That I Give Is Given To Myself

To give is to receive–this is the law of Love.
Under this law, when we give our Love away to others we gain,
and whatever we give we simultaneously receive.
The law of Love is based on abundance;
we are completely filled with Love all the time,
and our supply is always full and running over.
When we give our Love unconditionally
to others with no expectations of return,
the Love within us extends, expands, and joins.
So by giving our Love away,
we increase the Love within us
and everyone gains.


— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

I Honor You

Good day to you wherever you may be. I love you. I honor you. You are perfect the way you are because you are.

You are all-powerful in that you have the power of choice. You are a skilled creator. You create all day long. You choose all day long. The only thing that causes any roadblocks to your joy is what Lao Tzu from a few thousand years ago refers to as the Mother of 10,000 things. As I have become willing to see beyond the 10,000 things, I find that I can love without conditions. This choice allows me to see myself in another and to forgive judgment as I would have judgment forgiven me. I may not like or prefer choices others may make but that doesn’t matter when it comes to love without conditions. Whatever choice another makes is their choice and if I am to honor them and honor myself at the same time as the word Namaste signifies I must see beyond the 10,000 things, or as I am so fond of expressing, to let go of the rope and cease all resistance. In this place, I AM Love and as Love, I Love all.

I honor you. I respect your authority to choose as you will. I love you without any conditions. You are perfect the way you are. I hope you feel the joy in that as you delight in your day today and beyond.

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