Saturday, March 7, 2015

What We Should Be Teaching Our Kids

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.- Bob Talbert (tweet this)

Before I had my son, I was pretty judgmental towards moms. Towards everyone, if I'm being totally honest. Actually, I think a more accurate way to describe the feeling I'd get was disappointed. I feel like people could be doing so much better than they were.

I was more like a friend who wants whats best, and less a name-calling mean girl.

I would see parents lined up to by a happy meal, or see grocery cart full of frozen food and think to myself that I would never be that kind of mom. I was going to make sure my kids were eating healthy. The worst was going to kids sporting events. I also told myself I would never be the kind of parent who would put my kids in events that are based on competition and ego-boosting.

Thankfully, motherhood handed me one hell of a slice of humble pie.

I must've had a lot of time back then to spend judging everyone around me.

Now I'm way too busy for that. I spend my time filling up my cart with fast and easy frozen foods, and rushing through the fast food line, trying to get to a soccer game on time.

Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs and majority of us weren't really taught any training before we were thrown to the wolves.

We're all doing the best we can. I know that now.

It's easy to get overwhelmed trying to be a super mom or dad. I invite you to slow down, and check out my article to remind you what our kids really need from us.

-Felicia G

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New series coming up!

The past few weeks have been like an orgy of germs at our house. Just trading and swapping coughs, colds, and sinus infections

This is the second time this year that I've been sick- which is pretty rare. I haven't been sick since my preeclampsia episode and before that, it had probably been another few years since I had been sick.

Since deciding to take a holistic approach to health, I've been working on my body, mind and spirit all being in alignment. So I've had to do some reflecting and investigating as to why my clique and I have been under the weather so much lately. 

I'm pretty sure it has to do with: 

#1- All the crap (yummy Mexican food) we've been eating.

#2- Little to no sun exposure. 


Well, I'm not sure what #3 is yet. I'm still investigating. 

Maybe allergies? I didn't have issues with allergies while we lived in Denver. So maybe it's the dry New Mexican desert. 

Yup, #3 is probably dry weather.

 And you're probably wondering how does she manage to not get enough sun while living in the desert? 

Well, me and the sun don't mix.

My family calls me Powder if that gives a clue as to how I can be lacking in Vitamin D.

I'm pretty sure I've gotten a sunburn while hanging the clothes to dry. So I try and limit my time out there. 

                                    cartoon desert

Anyway, thanks to my violent coughing, I'm still getting an abdominal workout!

This cold has also encouraged me to start a regular series here about the spiritual cause of illness. 

Spiritual causes of illness?! What does that mean?!

It means that our bodies, minds, and spirits are all working together as one. 

If you have an issue with one, more than likely you have issues in the other. 

Remember, "spiritual" simply means having to do with the spirit. So when viewing illness, we look at the issue that are taking place inside of our spirits. These issues can be anything from unresolved anger, bitterness, fear, un-forgiveness, etc.

Our bodies have this energy force field that surrounds us. And beliefs, unresolved conflicts, emotions, and other things start to penetrate this field trying to get our attention. Since we usually don't pay attention, the issues keep getting deeper and deeper into our energy field until they start to manifest (be seen) in our physical bodies.

body energy fields

It's like getting a bill. 

You know you have to pay it, but you keep putting it off and putting it off-until you get the shut off notice and then you get serious. 

 Or is that just me? :P

It might sound a little kooky, but stay with me. I think you'll find, as I did, that this stuff makes waaaaay more sense then conventional medicine. 

Consider how many times conventional medicine leaves you with no real answer as to why you're having the health issue you've been dealing with. Or how the first resort is a medication, followed by unnecessary surgeries. 

Did you know that prescription drugs kill more people than illegal drugs? Preventable medical errors is the #3 killer in the United States- third only to heart disease and cancer!

Take for example the case of a Minnesota patient who underwent a bilateral mastectomy for cancer, only to find out post-surgery that a mix up with the biopsy reports had occurred, and she had NOT actually had cancer.

Messing up an order at a fast food place is already bad enough, but to make a mistake when reading a biopsy report?!! 

Ummm... that's not okay. 

I'm not bashing doctors, or even trying to get into a pharmaceutical debate. But unfortunately, there are more and more reports of doctors intentionally over-prescribing medication and proposing surgeries just to get big fat paychecks. 

We're all human and we make mistakes. But when your life is on the line, I think it's only logical to be open to alternative options instead of popping pills your doctor gave you. 

My intention with these posts is to invite you to take an active role in your health- body, mind and spirit. And to remind you that the power that creates the stars in the sky and the flowers in the earth is the same power that created your amazing, incredible body that your beautiful soul lives in!

So let's make it an awesome place to live!

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Felicia G

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

How I manifested $24,000

Here's my results from Experiment #4 of Pam Grout's E2 book:

Before I explain how I manifested $24,000, you need to know how it all started.

I have consciously been manifesting for about 2 years. That means that in the past 2 years, I have been working on focusing my thoughts and feelings to bring something in to my life- my reality. 

Like a lot of people, the number one thing on my list was money. 

I needed money and I needed it right now.

I was in this slump- it seemed like I never had enough money or just enough to get by. 

I read books, did all those get-a-million-dollars-by-the-end-of-the-day YouTube subliminal's. I cleansed and balanced my chakras, bought money oils and incense...anything that anyone claimed would help me get money right now. 

They say that whatever your deep seeded beliefs are, and not just  beliefs about money, will determine the extent of what you can experience. So if you have any limiting beliefs about money, it will limit the amount and the ways money can come to you. 

I obviously had some limiting beliefs 'cause none of that stuff seemed to be working. I felt so stressed about money all the time. 

And that was part of the problem. Our thoughts, feelings and beliefs all determine what we're attracting into our lives. 

If we're feeling like we never have enough money, then we're thinking that we never have enough which creates situations where we never have enough.

So I started to be more aware of my feelings towards anything having to do with money. 

Once you're aware of something, you can work on adjusting it. (tweet this)

Whenever I went shopping, I noticed that I felt a tightness or tension when looking at prices of things. If someone invited me to lunch, I'd feel that tightness again while thinking about what to order. 

Just about anything having to do with the exchange of money, or the thought of money, and even receiving money gave me that tight, constricting feeling. 

Whenever I would feel that tension creep in, I'd take a deep breathe in and tell my self "I am abundant."

Then I made it a point to buy one thing at the store without looking at the price. Something as simple as a pack of gum, or a candy. (Organic of course.)

Or I would order a drink at a restaurant. It might not sound like a big deal, but when you are so worried about money, or feeling like you're literally living paycheck to paycheck- buying without a price tag check is pretty serious stuff!

Another thing I started doing to reprogram my money vibe was to constantly replay in my head things I had manifested in the past. Like a mental gratitude journal. 

When you're thankful or thinking about things you've already manifested, you feel good. It also helps keep your mind off bills or anything else that causes you financial stress. 

It also helped to build my confidence in my ability to ask the Universe for things. When I say things- I don't just mean material things. Peace, love, harmonious relationships are also things you can manifest into your life. 

Let's summarize:

~Beliefs create a manifesting set point.

~Anytime you feel tension around money, breathe it out.

~Use affirmations that make you feel good.


~Ask for what you want.

Alright- so how did I manifest $24,000 in three days?

I'd been meditating every day, I got rid of my guilt about asking God for whatever I wanted, I was buying full price shirts at target- the world was my oyster. 

Experiment #4 says to pick a specific thing you want to manifest in 48 hours. I decided I wanted $10,000. 


I went through my day feeling & pretending that I had $10,000. I even made a list of the things I would do with the money. 

I felt pretty good up until 9 o'clock. 

9:04 was the deadline. I checked my account and the money wasn't there. 

To be honest, I was pretty bummed. I thought for sure I was gonna get it! I sat down to log my results when I had this epiphany. 

The reason why I've been trying to manifest a large sum of money is to keep me from feeling anxious

Anxiety about the unknown; anxiety about the future. Anxiety about some possible financial catastrophe that could happen and not being financially prepared for it.  

The real reason I (and probably other people) want to win the lottery or hit the financial jackpot is to have peace of mind

Peace of mind knowing that whatever financial situation comes up will be taken care of. 

In my attempt to manifest $10,000- I was graciously reminded that I am taken care of. 

Every situation in my life up til this point (financial or otherwise), has been taken care of. So why would the future be any different? 

Any real need for money has always been met- miraculously. The problem isn't about having money- I know I'm blessed beyond measure. 

The problem has been my perception. 

When you focus on lack, you will get more of what you're giving your attention too. 

But when you put your energy and attention on abundance, you will find more and more things to be thankful for. 

I sat there with this amazing peace, not just knowing, but feeling like I am always supported financially. That peace was priceless

I took a break for a few days from thinking about the experiments again. I wanted to stay in that peace for as long as possible, because I knew that the longer I can emulate those feelings about being financially abundant, that it would start to reflect in my reality. 

Another amazing thing happened. In those few days after my epiphany, I was able to check a few things off my list of things I would do with $10,000!

There was a big shift in my thoughts about money, and manifesting so I decided to try to manifest the money again, just for the fun of it.

I wrote on a note in my phone: "In the next 48 hours, I expect to receive $10,000 into my checking account. Every positive thought is a magnet to the $10,000!"

I didn't give it much thought after that.

3 days later I got a call from my mom, asking me if I had checked my bank account. I thought holy crap -she won the lottery and put the 10k in my account! She stayed on the phone with me while I checked it. 

I logged into my bank as fast as I could and was amazed to see that I had $24,000 in my checking account!! 

Apparently the bank had made a mistake and put her loan into MY checking account. 

I wasn't even bummed that it wasn't my money (ok maybe a little bummed.)

It was just such an amazing feeling. It gave me this huge boost of confidence and a reminder that the more you can have fun, and feel good, you'll attract things into your life easily. 

I know that's hard to hear when you feel like you're in a pit and see no way of getting out. But there is always a way out. Our thoughts are affecting our reality all the time. Once you start becoming aware of this and work on changing those thoughts, you'll notice how you can shift the energy in your life. Then you'll get better and better at aligning with the things you want. 

Another thing I learned from this was to always stay open- the Universe (God) will  provide above and beyond as long as you're open.

To be free from suffering, free yourself from attachments- Buddha (tweet this)

While I didn't exactly get the $10,000 I had thought I was going to get, manifesting $24,000, even if it was only temporary.

This book has definitely helped me harness my ability to manifest and to be aware of the thoughts and feelings I have on different issues. I highly recommend Pam Grout's book to start you to work with this universal energy that's available to all of us! If you've already read it, I'd love to hear your experiment results!

Peace & Blessings, 


Thursday, January 29, 2015

How to Tell Someone No


Idk if you know this (I didn't)- NO is a complete sentence.

If you want, you can sweeten it up by adding a thank you to the end.

Sometimes I keep it short and sweet.


Or even nope.

 I'm getting so much better at using this beautifully freeing sentence.

I'm a pro at telling my son No!

They taught us in school to say no to drugs- and the church I grew up in taught us to say no to pretty much everything else.

But no one taught me how to say no to my family or friends.

It's a very important word that we all need to use from time to time.

If you are struggling with this two letter word, head on over to Over The Moon Magazine to learn how to say no!




Monday, January 26, 2015

Pam Grout E2 Book Review - A book about manifesting

quotes about reading

I'm buying books a lot faster than I'm reading and I wanna switch that up this year. I've also started a book club with one of my best friends-something I've been wanting to do for years!

Because my son was born at 26 weeks, he had to spend quite a bit of time in the NICU, just a week shy of 4 months.

The angel we met told us that we should read to our son- that way it would pass the time and he would be able to know we were there since we couldn't touch or hold him.

So the first thing we did was buy some books.

I read to him every day and I know it was one of the reasons for the amount of self growth I experienced in those 4 months. Reading is a form of therapy for me and this year, my aim is to read at least one book a month.

Pam Grout's E squared- Nine Do-It Yourself Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality made it's way to the top of the list.

I've had my eye on this one since it came out because it combines two of my favorite things, DIYs and metaphysics!

 If you haven't already experienced first hand that thoughts, intentions and energy are as real as the couch you're sitting on, I highly recommend this book.

The nine experiments take about 48 hours each. I'm going to be sharing my experiences and results from each one but I'll try not to spoil anything for you. Since some of these happened faster, I'm going to just keep updating this post with my results from the 9 experiments.

Experiment # 1: Asking for proof that there is a 24/7 energy force available to all of us, all we have to do is be aware of it and ask for what it is we want and it'll deliver.

Results: This was a little tricky for me since I already believe with every bit of my being that there is a presence bigger than us. I'm not trying to sound holy roller, but I am aware and engage with that presence throughout my day- so much more since I started meditating daily. So for me- the best I can describe the results of this experiment is like a kid believing in Santa Claus and not questioning where the presents under the tree came from.

Experiment #2: What you experience in your reality is because of your beliefs and expectations.

Results: In this experiment, you are to pick a color of car, or object and keep track of how many you see in 48 hours. I picked orange and my boyfriend picked lime green. I was inside for the first day of the experiment but I still managed to see orange cars. They were ALL over my Instagram feed. The morning of day two, I went to pick up coffee and I saw 5 orange vehicles in the 10 min travel to and from the coffee shop. At one point during our time cruising around town, my boyfriend and I looked over to find a bright orange car next to a lime green truck!! It's already been a couple of weeks and I'm still seeing those to colors everywhere.

Experiment #3: Use dowsing rods to physically see there is a field of energy around us that can be used to guidance (or finding water).

Results: I really enjoyed playing with the rods we made. You can make them with wire hangers. They can be programmed and used like you would a pendulum. I'll share how to use a pendulum in another post. I was also able to clear some stuck energy in my house using the rods. I'll share a post on that too.

Experiment #4 The results from this experiment are so amazing, it's gonna have it's own post.

Be sure to check back for more results!



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Be Happy Where You Are + Free Printable

We're a couple of weeks into the new year and thankfully I'm still excited and working on my goals for the year. While it's good to have an eye towards the future, it's also equally important to be happy and fulfilled now.

Goals should be a way to encourage self improvement, but can sometimes be used as a way to avoid fully being in the here and now.

I'm guilty of using goals as a means to escape reality.

Let's use my blog for example. I want to grow my blog to reach thousands of people.

So naturally, I spend all day on Pinterest pinning away all the things I need to do to make that happen.

Instead of making a plan of action-able steps, I spend all day in lala land. Now it's 7 o'clock and my family is starving and all I've done all day is pretend I have a million blog followers that are waiting for my pearls of wisdom. (My ego can sometimes get the best of me).

So I must stop and think- Am I really ready for a million readers?

Maybe not.

At least not until I can remember to feed my family at a decent time.

Are you really ready for those big dreams and goals? Check out my article on Over the Moon Magazine to see if you're really ready!


Saturday, January 10, 2015

How to Accomplish Goals in 30 Days

This year, I've decided to change resolutions to experiences.

Experience just feels better for me. Instead of feeling anxious, I feel excited and encouraged.

Experience feels more reachable.

My latest article for Over the Moon Magazine gives you a real, no-nonsense guide to reaching your goals for this year!

Get out your New Years resolutions cuz I'm gonna help you mark some of those off your list! 

Click here to check it out.

Be sure to comment and let me know what you want to experience this year!