Learning How to Ask and Receive
Manifesting abundance is not only about asking, it is also about receiving. We have to learn how to receive with grace, with gratitude, with enthusiasm, and with liveliness. We have to know and feel that we are deserving of the gifts being bestowed upon us. We have to know in our heart of hearts that we merit the abundance coming to us and that it is being given to us for us to do our life’s work and to fulfill our purpose.
If we are apologetic, if we feel we are not deserving of such riches, or we do not feel worthy of the gifts we are receiving, we are setting up blocks and limitations to the abundance that is ours flowing to us. It really is that simple, in order to receive you have to be open to receiving. Many people are apologetic about their riches or their wealth. If they have more than others in their circles, they feel bad or guilty or non-deserving and have a hard time keeping the abundance flowing. They will put a stop to that which is giving them abundance—in order to not feel bad or make others feel bad.
There are some people who will not accept their abundance because they do not want others to feel bad or to think poorly of them. There are individuals who will let go of abundance because they don’t want to be thought of as one of the greedy rich. They have not learned how to receive.
Think about how well you receive gifts…are you enthusiastic or apologetic? Are you accepting or negating? Are you thankful or embarrassed? As you reflect on these moods, please be aware of feelings that guide your thoughts, beliefs and behaviors and if you need to make a few changes.
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You have an incredible amount of power to call your millions to you–just believe, think, and act—it really is that simple. The hardest part is realizing just what role you play in holding yourself back in achieving your dreams by the fundamental values and beliefs that you hold. This is why “flipping thoughts” is so important. As you think, so shall you manifest. Any and all of your negative feelings about money need to be dealt with and blasted away—so you can move forward.
As we continue this journey to a million, I am very excited about the projects we have for paying it forward, giving back, and supporting causes. We will not be the only beneficiaries, our friends, families, communities, countries, and our world will benefit by our efforts. Imagine a million DIVAS manifesting multi millions—the possibilities are infinite.
As you are working on recognizing your underlying beliefs, freeing yourself of self-imposed limits, staying focused on what matters most, and enjoying your life to its fullest, you are also calling your millions to you with clarity, passion, and purpose. Focus on flipping those thoughts that get in your way and ensure that you have a laser light focus on your joy. Remember, have fun and live your passion and you will vibrate positive energy, be in the vortex, and manifest your abundance with grace and ease.
Some thoughts to flip regarding health and wealth:
- I’d rather be healthy than wealthy
- Rich people stress about money
- The rich die young
- No one ever said they wish they had more money in the bank on their death bed
- Money is not what is important, health is
- My health is more important than my wealth
Pursing what delights you and you will have more fun than you can imagine. Spending money with wild abandon to truly make a difference is so much fun, especially when you know there is a lot more where that came from.
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Celebrating 55 Years of a Wonderful Life
Today I celebrate 55 years of a wonderful and marvelous life. I would not change the choices and decisions that I have made for anything. I have been infinitley blessed with a great family, wonderful friends, fabulous kids and a husband that is my true soul mate, partner, and life companion. As I look forward to the next phase of my life, I am overwhelmed with the blessings that are still coming my way. My daughter is pregnant, my husband is opening his own business, and my business is moving forward.
I am truly loved by so many and I feel the love and gratitude from so many of my friends and family, so on this day when I celebrate my life and my birth into this wonderful adventure, I want to thank each and everyone of you who have graced my life, blessed me with your presence, and given me inspiration and motivation to be the version of me that I choose to be.
Blessings and gratitude to all,
Resolving to be ME!!!
The Possibilities are Infinite
I want to wish each and everyone of you a Prosperous New Year and help you to declare this as your year. Just say to yourself and anyone who will listen, “It is my time and 2015 will be my year.”
My year to:
- Achieve my dreams
- Learn and reflect
- Give and receive
- Live in abundance
- Enjoy great health
- Give thanks and receive gratitude
- Love and be loved
- Live my passion
- Realize my potential
Say it is so and it will be. I love making New Year’s Resolutions…resolutions that are broad and general and help me to be the person that I wish to be. I love thinking of the promises offered by the coming year and the potential that each day possesses. I am truly blessed to live in this country at this time in its history…and I know that I am here for a reason…a reason that is being revealed to be on a daily regular basis. Yes, life is AWESOME and I am sooooo glad to be alive at this point in time, having the dreams that I have, the friends that inspire me, and the loves that make it all possible. Yes, life is good and 2015 is my year to love and shine!!!
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Ringing in 2015
With a flash, a bang, a hug, and a kiss and some fireworks, we ring in 2015 and we are off to another year of life, another moment in time, another opportunity to make our mark and leave an impression on the world. Our goals, our motives, our loves, and our way of being and looking at the world are all blessings in disguise. I love this reflective time of year and I love what it represents. For me it truly does represent second chances, first chances, third chances and another chance at the same dream a new dream or another dream. It is a time to take stock of where you have been and where you are going. It is a time to take stock of where you are on your journey and where you are going. It is truly a wonderful time to just say…this is me, I am love, I am enough, I am living the life I have manifested…and I love it.
And if you want a change, put it out there and the changes will come…in time when they are ready and with very little fanfare. Life is wonderful and you are a inspired creator of your life. So Ring in 2015 with a lot of fanfare and give thanks for all of your blessings as you make 2015 YOUR YEAR!!!
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Reflecting on 2014
As I reflect on 2014, I am awed by that has happened this past year and what is come in the next year. I am living in awe and gratitude for all of the beauty that surrounds me and how life is as it should be. I am blessed beyond measure and I am forever grateful for all of you that grace my life.
in 2015 I shall become a grandmother. In 2014, at a New Year’s eve party, my vision board had children, babies to be exact as I was expecting that soon I would be a grandmother. Who knew it would happen before the end of the year? Who knew my daughter would be expecting as we ring in the new year? Yes, the world does work in mysterious ways, but overall, there is a plan and we are co-creating our plan with unseen forces in the Universe.
In March I attended Mike Dooley’s trainer of trainers in San Diego and met some awesome people. It was such an inspiration and I came back and started working on my Millionaire DIVAS program. The program has been an absolute success and I am sooo grateful for the inspiration that came from all of the IPPIES. They are an awesome group of Infinite Possibilities trainers who love, support, and send so much love and light to each other. We keep us going and we keep each other sane we keep each other motivated. I have learned so much from these gals and I am so proud of being a part of their lives.
As part of Millionaire DIVAS, I have also started selling Mary Kay and Dove Chocolate. I am a true believer in relational marketing and I love how these programs help individuals to earn a living, earn a vacation, save for a college education, or just have a few extra dollars. I also love how they help those who have been marginalized in our society get out of the shadows and into the mainstream. I am true believer that we are all here for a reason and we have something to offer and no one should be made to live in the shadows of humanity and I will do my bit to help all of us connect and live in love and light.
Stay tuned for more information on how you can call abundance into your life and how you can truly make 2015 your year to live, love, shine, and get the life you love and deserve.
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The Gift of Time
I love this time of year for reflecting on where I have been and where I am going. I love the sense of renewal that comes with a new year. The sense of new beginnings and endless possibilities that are gratifying and so meaningful and so significant for what they represent. For me, it represents a slowing down and taking time to walk on the beach, sip a chai, get in the zone and just be at peace…with myself, my thoughts, my ideas, and my journey. It is a time to take stock of what important to your journey and to clean out the old to make room for the new. To clear out the baggage and just be…with who you are and what you have created. It is a time to savor the journey for what is important to you and yours.
It is also a time to plant new seeds that you wish to nurture. To decide what you are creating next. To know that you are in the right place at the right time. To be in the area where life is just what you make of it and know that nothing else will ever matter as much as what you believe in this very special moment of life.
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A Purpose Driven Life
Living in abundance means many things to many different people. I came across this story the other day and it made me pause…because the message is clear, but I felt there was something missing. At first, I was having trouble identifying the missing piece, and then it dawned on me, the missing piece was PURPOSE.
You see the fisherman was living life as an existence, but with no real purpose, no real legacy, no real passion…except for fishing, but in the end, where was he soul going? What was his spirit yearning? What was his headstrong?
As you reflect on 2015 and where you are going, think about living a purpose driven life and what that means to you. What makes your heart sing, your soul soar, your spirit dance? That is your purpose, that is why you are here. That is your calling to this time and place…in this particular mode of knowing and being. Go ahead and enjoy…it is what life is all about…living your purpose with wild abandon and passion.
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A Little Story
The businessman was at the pier of a small coastal village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large Yellowfin Tuna. The businessman complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The fisherman replied only a little while.
The businessman then asked why he didn’t stay out longer and catch more fish.
The fisherman said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs. The
businessman then asked, but what do you do with the rest of your time? The
fisherman fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a
siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine
and play guitar with my amigos; I have a full and busy life, señor.”
The businessman scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and I could help you. You should
spend more time fishing and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat. With the
proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats; eventually you would
have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman, you
would sell directly to the processor and eventually open your own cannery. You
would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave
this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually
New York City where you would run your expanding enterprise.”
The fisherman asked, “But señor, how long will this all take?” To which
the businessman replied, “15-20 years.” “But what then, señor?” The
businessman laughed and said, “That’s the best part! When the time is right you
would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become
very rich. You would make millions.” “Millions, señor? Then what?” The
businessman said, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village
where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take a siesta with
your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play
your guitar with your amigos.”
The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, “Isn’t that what I’m doing right
Sometimes life hands you lemons and you have to make lemonade, but sometimes, life just hands you lemonade. And those are the sweetest of days. This holiday season my daughter and son-in-law handed me the sweetest of lemonade. They are expecting my first grandchild and I am on cloud nine. I have been thinking and reflecting on life ever since she told me and I am sooo overjoyed and overwhelmed with emotion that I find that I cry at everything. Happy, emotional, and wonderful tears that just tell me that my path is perfect, my journey is as it should be, and I am truly, truly, truly blessed. I have had the BEST life ever and it is just getting better.
A journey that began 35 years ago at UCSB when I met the love of my life, continues today as we are expectant grandparents who are anticipating this new life with love and gratitude. Our paths are many, our journey is adventurous, and the joys, the ups, the positive…absolutely overwhelm all else.
As I look into ushering in 2015, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the blessings I have received in the past and that I am about to receive now. Life is as it should be and I thank all of you for being such an integral part of my life.
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NaNoWriMo starts on November 1, 2014 and I am ready this year. this will be the 5th year that I participate in NaNo and work on writing a novel in a month. This is one of my favorite things to do and I and sooo excited for it to start. Truth be told, I am so busy this year, I almost decided not to write, but alas, the writing bug has bit again and I have decided that I will write this month.
I have 4 novels written, all of then need to be edited for publication…and I will get to that, but the excitement of writing with wild abandon and just writing with no editor, is just too enticing. I am looking forward to it and I will be posting some of my blogs from the past to help those of you who want to write a novel, are thinking you might want to write a novel, have been thinking of writing your story…and just need a nudge. What you get from NaNo is a group of like minded individuals who are all crazy enough to take time out of their busy lives to just write, reflect, create, and have FUN. The most important, have too much fun.
So stay tuned for more posts on getting started and having too much fun.Con un pan y cafecito, Seguimos adelante, Zulmara Maria