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,