Archive | May 2016

Do you know who you are ?

Do you know who you are ?

who are you
You may be a product of your environment, or you may think you are a mere child born in to a specific family. You may even think that you are a result of the great, important, elite, schools and colleges that you have attended throughout the years.

Are you who you are because of where you were born?  So many questions.  So many options and possible answers.
Here is a story about Thomas Edison.

One day when Thomas Edison came home from school, he gave a paper to his mother. He told her, “My teacher gave this paper to me and told me to only give it to my mother.”
The eyes of his mother were tearful and she read the letter  to her child out loud: “Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn’t have enough good teachers for training him. Please teach him yourself.”
Many, many years had passed, after Edison’s mother died. By this time he was one of the greatest inventors of the century.  One day he was looking through some old family things when he saw a folded paper in the corner of a drawer in a desk. He picked it up and unfolded it. On the paper was written: “Your son is addled [mentally ill]. We won’t let him come to school any more.”
At that point Edison cried for hours and then he wrote these words in his diary: “Thomas Alva Edison was an addled child that, by a hero mother, became the genius of the century.”

Isn’t this story amazing?  What if Thomas Edison’s mother had read him the actual letter from the school…  This only goes to show us that it is so important to have a good support system and loyal, loving people behind us.  People that believe in us until we can believe in ourselves and figure out our own purpose in life.  Giving us a chance to learn and grow in our skills and talents.

So many times, people are quick to point out our faults and shortcomings.  They may be diligent to let us know that we are mistaken, at least according to them.  This obviously makes them feel better to make someone else feel like they are small and wrong in whatever they have expressed.  The more they put people down the better they feel.  Although this is sad that some people are like this, it does happen all the time.  There are bully’s and rude people in every area of life.  Thank goodness there are also people like Thomas Edison’s wonderful  mother, who didn’t have the heart to share the true words of the school letter, thus crushing her special son and keeping him in a small little box.  She gave him the chance to be more of a genius than a addled child as reported by his teacher.  She was a true hero and helped him become who he was born to  be.

Memorial day…a day of remembrance.

Memorial day is a day of remembrance.a day of remembrance

In memory of those who have given their all in service, to keep the rest of us safe and free .  Some of them joined the service by choice, and others were forced, but none the less they each learned and trained to give their all, as it were.

And ultimately gave their life to fight for the cause of freedom.  The unsung hero’s.  The young men and women of the armed forces. Serving for us in the prime of their life.

With tears in my eyes, I remember what a hard time my own Father used to have trying to do  things around the farm where I grew up. He wasn’t a small man either.  He just had a slight disadvantage.  His right hand, wrist and fore arm were missing.  Another sad casualty of WWII.

He didn’t give it all, but he sure gave enough.  

Actually, at the time the live hand grenade was launched into the fox hole that he and his comrades were packed into, he made a split second decision to pick up the grenade and throw it quickly out of the grimy little hiding space where they were, saving the rest of the men’s lives, at his own expense.  The grenade didn’t get any farther than his fingers though, when it went off, blowing up right there in his face, taking his hand and fingers with it.  Imagine the horror of your hand suddenly missing and all of the bright red blood gushing out with each beat of your heart, and body particles being splattered all over the place.  All over your own face, clothes, shoes, and everyone else’s too.  A sick, bloody, smelly, tragedy, a big freaking mess, no doubt.

But who would notice those kind of gory details as you tried desperately  to cover the bloody stump of what used to be your arm.  Looking for something to put over it and stop the prolific bleeding, knowing that if you didn’t find something soon, the end result would be you passing out and bleeding to death right then and there in your own disgusting pool of used warm blood.

Imagine being a right handed young person with all of your life ahead of you, who all of a sudden has to live life and do everything with out that hand.  It might cause a little on going anger and frustration to say the least.

Today I give honor to the many people who have selflessly given their all to keep America safe, free, and at peace.  And to those who gave all they had, leaving them with excruciating pain, PTSD, and horrible never ending nightmares and missing body parts.  Some have even collected various permanent physical scars, everyone mental scars, and a few, extra little metal pieces as souvenirs, to show for their time in the service.  A gift or two they would rather not have, I’m sure.

Freedom is good and so is life – whether you live it alone or with any kind of partner, the most important thing is to live it now – not waiting for someone else to show up and make you happy, not being stuck in the past, however painful.

Just be as happy as you can be, yourself, no matter what has happened, and if you need help, be free enough to seek it out because there are many programs in place to help the hurting.

If you need help raising your energy level, level of vibration, or to become more balanced, happy, and wealthy, contact us at “Linda L Young .com ” for more information, or join our mailing list for ongoing, upcoming events and classes.

Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

Leave the past in the past and enjoy the day you have right now!

Live ~ Laugh ~ Love

© 2016 Linda L Young.com

What’s in my best interest?

It hurts me terriblycrystal ball1

when people don’t behave

as I think they should.

Especially when I perceive

that they are being mean

to me.

I don’t like it at all.

So the question I toy with, over and over,

is what to do about it?

Do I become a complete hermit

in order to escape

other people’s actions or slights

against me?

It seems like it could be

a lonely life ahead.

Even though I fill myself

with all the earthly

pleasures

such as eating, and drinking,

and sleeping, and painting,

companionship and friends,

and working, and writing,

and gardening,

and long, luxurious, soaks

in the tub.

There still seems to be something

lacking,

I long for love and interaction with another one special person.

Someone who understands me and cares about me deeply.

Someone who knows that a relationship is on going,

ever new and growing.

Someone who is patient and kind,

loving and deserving.

A life partner not just a life taker,

not so jaded by his past that he can’t live in the “NOW”

Wise enough to be aware and not make the

same mistakes over and over.

And when I think about how long I have

been searching for this “Someone”

And all the possible “ones” I’ve met

over the years

I realize thata crystal ball

I have to be the one.  

That no one else will love me more than I love myself.

I have to deeply care about myself  and only then will I attract someone else that can love me at the depth I am looking for.  After all – if I don’t love myself and others with the depth I want, I am being as shallow and needy as they are.

So does that make me shallow and needy?  I hope not, but that is what the law of attraction says. You attract what you are.  Not what you want, like most people think, but you actually attract what you are.  I guess I still have some learning to do in that area.  Life is a process and the more I learn, the more I realize I have more to learn.  However, I do think we are all doing the best we can with what we have.  That being said,  I have never been happier or more balanced and centered than I am right now.  I love my life and all the people in it.  So if it takes being happy to attract someone else that is happy, I think I am doing well.   I have a good, positive vibration, good energy, and work in the field of healing, which I love.

The thing is – now that I have freedom, and friends and money to do things, I don’t really need that other person any more.  I guess that gives someone else the freedom to choose whether they want me in their life also, not being a needy situation.

Freedom is good and so is life – whether you live it solo or with any kind of significant other, the most important thing is to live it now – not waiting for someone else to show up and make you happy.

Just be happy yourself no matter what!

If you need help raising your energy level, level of vibration, or to become more balanced, happy, and wealthy, contact us at “Linda L Young .com ” for more information, or join our mailing list for ongoing, upcoming events and classes.

Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

Leave the past in the past and enjoy the day you have right now!

Live ~ Laugh ~ Love

© 2016 Linda L Young.com

 

 

The Four Agreements

When working with clients, we will often select a book and use it as a workbook to read in tandem, review the week’s readings and discuss the results in our intimate one-on-one sessions.

One such book is:

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
The Four Agreements A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruizby Don Miguel Ruiz
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Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom of days long past is passed down. In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman. The four agreements are these: Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best. It’s the how and why one should do these things that make The Four Agreements worth reading and remembering.

Ruiz’s explanations of Toltec-based cosmography got a major boost recently when publishing pooh-bah Oprah Winfrey mentioned his work on her TV show. Ruiz, whose workshop teachings are distilled here, was born into a Mexican family of traditional healers, became a surgeon in adulthood, then underwent a near-death experience that made him reexamine his life, his beliefs. Like the popular works of the late Carlos Castaneda, Ruiz’s teachings focus on dreams and visions. “Dreaming,” Ruiz argues, “is the main function of the mind.” A series of four “agreements” are detailed, which make up a larger picture of unconditional human faith. Despite the New Age- sounding language, Ruiz is refreshingly clear in the presentation of his ideas. Reading aloud, actor Coyote sounds every bit the enthusiastic old hippie, genuinely excited by the concepts he is spinning.

Find out more about: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

If you would like to make an appointment with me to review this together, feel free to Contact Me

Allowing Wealth to grow and flow…

Allowing Wealth to grow and flow…me in hawaii

The more you are in the “receiving” mode, the easier it is for wealth to grow and flow to you.  While  feeling grateful with love and gratitude, you open the doors to infinite possibility.  In other words things begin lining up in your life.  They feel good and flowing rather than feeling restricted and stunted.

I’m learning as I go.

I’m fresh and open.

Everything is going well for me.

The momentum keeps going and growing as I keep producing the good conditions that feel good to me.

I’m figuring it out as I go.

Its falling into place.

Everything I need comes to me when I need it.

Focus on what brings you into alignment.

Tap into the resources of Source.

Do conditions control your feelings?   If  they do, you may be restricting the flow of wealth and every thing else in to your life.  Conditions restrict you.  They turn the positive possibilities into conditional options.  It is much better if you cast off the conditions and just go for life unconditionally.  See how things line up for you when you just allow things to be and happen as they do.  Recreate the feelings that feel good to you.  Remind yourself over and over of good vibrations until they return to you and are able to start growing in you again.  Ignore the things that take you out of alignment.

Don’t be fooled by the need to want everything be perfect.  Learn to find perfection in the now. The allowing of things to just be.  You are still breathing, it is warm enough where you are, you have good enough clothes on, there are all kinds of resources available to you.  Nothing needs to be different. Everything is just fine right now.  See how much better it feels when you are in alignment and everything is kept in a positive state rather than when you slip off into perfectionism doubting yourself and the world around you.

Remind yourself to stay in the good vibrations rather than procrastinating and being comfortable with negative emotions, where you feel misaligned rather than finding the way to be aligned. If you are feeling like you are procrastinating, there is a contradictory, opposing thought some where. Slow it down and make your thoughts more general.  Don’t make it so hard on yourself.  If it was something you really wanted to do, you would do it.

Stop struggling.

Feel the calling of clarity.

Sometimes this means waiting until other things line up.  Then you will feel the alignment with your source and the timing will be perfect.  The universe will be cooperative as you step into your path.  You are an extension of Source energy, allowing the flow of wealth and prosperity to grow in your life.  Align with the powerful energy stream, the path to where you want to go.  Let the juices get flowing. Everything will come to you if you can stay in this state of mind and just allow things to be feeling good, feeling joy, feeling love, feeling prosperous. You have to make peace with where you are before you can get anywhere else.  There is a certain relief with just being happy where you are, by knowing that where you are right now is all right, as you line up with your personal alignment.

Allowing Wealth to grow and flow…

If you need help raising your energy level, level of vibration, or to become more balanced, happy, and wealthy, contact us at “Linda L Young .com ” for more information, or join our mailing list for ongoing, upcoming events and classes.

Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

Leave the past in the past and enjoy the day you have right now!

Live ~ Laugh ~ Love

© 2016 Linda L Young.com

Flow in the field of infinite possibilities…

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Flow in the field of infinite possibilities…

What does that even mean?  To me it means that we need to stay in the flow mode throughout life to find the possibilities that are infinite.  There are so many possibilities that come about every day.  They are litterly  endless.  The more open we can stay the more possibilities come our way.  Whether we have one option or many depends on how open we can be, finding the answers as they appear.

The question may arise  as to what it is that we want.

And that answer may arise and change from day to day as our needs and desires change.  If we were to become homeless, for example, finding a place to live would become so much more important than it would have been a week before loosing your dwelling.  Finding food and things to drink would also become extremely important if you were in a state of limbo in your life where nothing was settled or certain.  These life basics would have to be supplied before one could move into a more etherial state of  being where other questions would appear and become possibilities.  Although, along the way, many different options may come up.  For example, someone from your past may just happen to call you on the phone who happens to have a place that just became available to rent or stay in for a while.  You may meet an old friend at the grocery store who has a place for you to stay for a while.  You may even find someone who needs a roommate to help cover their expenses in exchange for something you can provide.  The possibilities are truly endless as you expand your thinking and ability to go with the flow of life.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to look into the future and see how everything ends?  I think if we only knew just how many possibilities actually existed for every problem, we would not only be surprised, but our faith would be exemplified to the max.

Have you ever had someone just hand you some money?  Or asked you if you would like them to pray for you to raise your energy level?  Or when you were in a great big hurry, someone stepped aside in a grocery line so that you could go ahead of them?   This kind of thing happens to me all the time.  I am especially good at finding a parking place at the front of  a store.  I may have to wait a minute or two for someone else to pull out, or drive around a time or two, if it is especially busy, but so often my timing is perfect when it comes to finding a place to easily pull my car into, wherever I am going.

There are many unseen forces that exist to help us in our everyday issues.  If you need help you could consult a Pastor or look for someone to provide Angel therapy.  There are people who can read tarot cards or other oracle cards for you and give you some insight into whatever question you may have.  The possibilities are endless.  Stay in the flow of infinite possibilities.

If you need help raising your energy level, level of vibration, or to become more balanced, happy, and wealthy, contact us at “Linda L Young .com ” for more information, or join our mailing list for ongoing, upcoming events and classes.

Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

Leave the past in the past and enjoy the day you have right now!

Live ~ Laugh ~ Love

© 2016 Linda L Young.com

Receiving Wealth…

Receiving Wealth…
Receiving wealth

Are you ready to receive wealth?
People sometimes say that they want one thing and then at the same time they actually block that same thing.  There are lots of ways you can block what you say you want.  Most of the ways come from past conditioning.
Are you someone who is “open and allowing” or are you more “closed and restrictive”?  If you are closed and restrictive, you may in fact be blocking wealth from coming to you.
How ever you react to one thing in life is how you react to everything, according to T. Harv Eker author of  Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.  His thoughts are that if you do some thing one way, you will be likely to do everything that same way.  For example, if you are someone who tends to be late for meetings, you are also likely to sometimes be late for work, late for phone dates, late for dinner, and  late for everything.  You may have a good reason or a good excuse every time, but really it is just a part of your make up that you tend to run late for things.  Whether it is because you are a person that procrastinates or has too many things going on, the reoccurring
tendency repeats itself throughout many situations, and tends to continue to repeat itself more and more often as time goes on.  It may, in fact, happen so often that it has become a habit rather than a choice.
Rich people believe “I create my life.” Poor people believe “Life happens to me.”according to T. Harv Eker
 So are you ready to receive wealth right now?  Do you believe that you are creating your own life and are actually doing things that bring wealth to your self?  Or are you a person who believes that life happens to you and you have no choice in what happens?  What ever you believe, you will end up bringing to pass.  If you believe that you are creating your own life, you will be able to find ways to receive wealth in many ways.  You will keep finding ways to increase what you have and add more to it.
If you have a job and believe you are in charge of your life, and that you create it, you may find ways to add on a few more hours or volunteer to take someone else’s shift once in a while.  You will no doubt keep finding more ways to increase your hours, days and the amount you make.  Then you may find a way to do something else as a side job, or add a product or two to sell while you are at work.

The possibilities are endless if you can stay open and keep allowing more good to come to you.

You are definitely ready to receive wealth now…

People sometimes say that they want one thing and then at the same time they actually block that same thing so be sure you know what you want and are willing to do what it takes to get it…
If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something you’ve never done.  JD Houston

If you need help raising your energy level, level of vibration, or to become more balanced, happy, and wealthy, contact us at “Linda L Young .com ” for more information, or join our mailing list for ongoing, upcoming events and classes.

Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

Leave the past in the past and enjoy the day you have right now!

Live ~ Laugh ~ Love

© 2016 Linda L Young.com

A well worn life…

A well worn life…
worn butterfly
Sometimes life feels just like this butterfly looks- very well worn.  Some might say a “well done” life, or look.  Never the less, this guy has been through a few scrapes and has some scars to show for himself.  A little torn and tattered to say the least.  It looks like he is not giving up easy though.  Still enjoying his day collecting nectar from this beautiful pink cosmos. Full of energy.  Intently focused on the task at hand, not even slightly deterred by his past battle scars and broken wings.  He is alive, happy, and doing well.  Living his life to the fullest – right now.

So many times people don’t know how to live in the now, or how to live life to the fullest.  They are always bringing up some past event, traumatizing and invalidating the here and now.  Not able to even relate to “now” kinds of things.

I have a a friend that does this all the time.  Whatever we talk about, he has a great story from the past to share.  No matter if it is even relevant to the current subject or situation, he takes control of the conversation this way, and is makes himself the main focus bringing up past memories.  Most of the time they are irrelevant and obnoxious, but still – they make him the focus, and really that is all he cares about, being in control of every situation.

Like the clown at the circus – entertaining with all eyes on him – all the time.

I find this exhausting.  I am really trying to relate to the now, and be in the now.  Just being, relating, breathing, and doing things.  I don’t see the need to always analyze everything and compare it to a past memory.  To me, comparing just invalidates the present because no one is actually “being” in the moment while they are relating to and remembering the past.  It’s like I don’t even exist  in the conversation, only he, and his past actors, playing a scene over and over in his head and mind.  I guess being in the present requires a certain presence of it’s own.  Being able to clear your head from trying to reach out to some other place and just exist where you are right now. Being comfortable enough with yourself  to not have to escape from anything, or let your mind wander off into past thoughts and adventures.

Staying present in thought and deed, allowing life to be whatever presents itself in the moment.  Enjoying the conversation and participating in it fully, no matter how beaten up you feel.  No matter how scarred your life has been from the past, and how worn out your body may be.  Life is NOW so make the best of what ever you have, like the well worn butterfly, just collecting his nectar for the day.

 

Enjoy your life and remember to smell the fragrant flowers that life presents to you.

If you need help raising your energy level, level of vibration, or to become more balanced and happy, contact us at “Linda L Young .com ” for more information, or join our mailing list for ongoing, upcoming events and classes.

Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

Leave the past in the past and enjoy the day you have right now!

Live ~ Laugh ~ Love

© 2016 Linda L Young.com

Pets add positive vibrations to our lives…

Pets add positive vibes…

Kitty
Pets add so much to a person’s life.  If you are feeling lonely or sad, a pet can wander in to your world and give you the love you are missing.  They are able to show unconditional love and that is something we all need.

There’s nothing better than to be accepted as we are, nothing lacking or missing, nothing needed to be fixed or sorted out, just us in the raw, as we are.

It doesn’t matter to a cat or dog if we have a fashionable new dress on  and popular looking shoes, or if we are wearing our favorite old flannel shirt and a pair of raggedy old blue jeans and worn out sneakers, mottled with stains from the garden.  They are not going to tell us that we need to comb our wild looking grayish brown hair or that it is getting too long and needs a trim.  They could care less about how messy or greasy or dry it is looking and how many split ends we have.  They will never make fun of us or put us down because we don’t make as much money as someone else or because we were born in a different country and talk with a southern accent.

They just love us as we are with no questions asked. Filled with good energy, showing up daily in our lives whether it is mad Monday, taco Tuesday, middle of the week Wednesday, TGIF Friday, or any other day.  Days of the week just don’t really make much difference to pets.  They have no time schedule to keep track of or important meetings to get to on time, yet they are always coming and going, playing and hanging out.  As if their life is necessary and important too, they become a part of our family, not just a casual accessory in our menial daily existence.

Whether we have a cat, or a dog, or even a little spotted gold fish, pets bring a certain warmth and understanding to our lives.  They have a way of snuggling in to find a place of love and acceptance, becoming a part of our family, and making sweet memories with us.

And for some people, our pets are our only family.  Still, so very important and unconditional, their love for us grows daily.  They have no agenda or worry about how old they are getting.  They just live, giving us their all every day, adding positive vibrations to our world and to the entire world around them.  They help raise our vibrations when we are sad and need something to hold on to .  Or when we need a hug or two.  They comfort us with their warm greetings and happy tail wags, so glad to see us once again,abounding with good, healing energy.  Ears alert and waiting to see us.

 Pets add so much to our lives every day just by being there.

 

Enjoy your life and remember to smell the fragrant flowers that life presents to you.

If you need help raising your energy level, level of vibration, or to become more balanced and happy, contact us at “Linda L Young .com ” for more information, or join our mailing list for ongoing, upcoming events and classes.

Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

Leave the past in the past and enjoy the day you have right now!

Live ~ Laugh ~ Love

© 2016 Linda L Young.com

 

Blue sky’s and beautiful flowers…

Blue sky’s and beautiful flowers…hibiscus

Take time to look up and see how beautiful the sky is today. Hopefully it is a soft cerulean shade of blue.  Find a fragrant flower to smell and enjoy while you are looking about and strolling around your area.  Notice some of the simple pleasures in nature.  Feel your vibration rise as you immerse yourself into your present surroundings, enjoying and loving the good energy and every thing around you.

Take a deep breath and allow the fresh air to penetrate your chest and lung areas.

~ RELAX ~

Take another deep breath, AND THEN BLOW IT OUT,  and as you do, release any negative thoughts or feelings that may come up in your mind’s eye.  Just allow any thought that is not empowering to you, to flow out from you as you exhale.  This may even work better if you breathe in through your nose and breath out through your mouth.  Go ahead and make some sound with it if you want to.  Deep breath in – and hold it for a count of five and – Whoosh – let it go.

Now doesn’t that feel better?

Life can be so exhilarating, liberating, and joyful.  All you have to do is learn how to be in the moment and appreciate the things around you.  Whether it is the blue sky above, the flowers in your yard, the grass or sand beneath your feet, or maybe even the shoes you are wearing.  There are so many things to be thankful for.

You might want to start a list of what you are thankful for.

I call my list a gratitude list.  I write down the things that I am thankful for all the time.  I usually start with a couple of simple things like my house or clothes, the food I have, my car, my cat, etc.  Sometimes it is hard to get stared on this list, and other times it just flows forth like a well planned river, flowing freely and abundantly through the channels of my mind.

One thought lined up after another, just waiting to spew out into an organized formation of events.  After practicing your list for a while, it will become easier to find more and more things to be thankful for.  The more you practice gratitude, the easier it will be to come up with more things to put on your list.

The more thankful you are, the more positive your life will become also.  Even the negative things will look better in the light of your new positive, grateful outlook.  Things that used to be insurmountable will look like as easy to take on as eating a piece of cake to you after a short while.  Practicing thankful living can become a habit just like practicing anything else.  The more you do something, the easier it becomes, just like playing baseball or playing a musical instrument like the piano or a guitar. They may start out looking like a difficult task to take on, and end up being one of your favorite things to do with enough patience, practice, and persistence.

Enjoy your life and remember to smell the fragrant flowers that life presents to you.

 

If you need help raising your energy level, level of vibration, or to become more balanced and happy, contact us at “Linda L Young .com ” for more information, or join our mailing list for ongoing, upcoming events and classes.

Live life to the fullest – Every day, and be compassionate to everyone, including yourself!
Be happy,
and keep doing the things that make you happy!

Leave the past in the past and enjoy the day you have right now!

Live ~ Laugh ~ Love

© 2016 Linda L Young.com