Month: March 2011

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consciousness is the ground of all being | gathering momentum for the now

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I am so grateful for Flowpaper, a beautiful iPhone app Jessica Reilly introduced me to!

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I am so grateful to Stephen for introducing me to sacred geometry and the Children of the Law of One. Sacred Geometry is THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSE.

I am so grateful for the sacred languages: sound, sequence, and geometry.

I am so grateful for pop music. I am so grateful I am prolific. I am so grateful for focus. I am so grateful writing this feels like casting a spell. I am so grateful for my good mood. I am so grateful I learned how to feel good. I'm so grateful I know what I know. I'm so grateful for dubstep and electronica and gypsy and circus. I am so grateful for clowns. I am so grateful for language. I am so grateful for sacred language. I am so grateful the mysteries of the universe unfold right in front of my eyes every single day. I am so grateful I am finding more and more ways to process, understand, and communicate this information. I am so grateful to be an ambassador.

I am so grateful to be a teacher and a student. I am so grateful to be a mentor and pupil. I am so grateful to be aware of Vesica piscis.

I am so grateful to be attracting information like this. I am so grateful for my good mood. I am so grateful life gets deeper by the moment. I am so grateful to be a scribe and translator and creator. I am so grateful to understand what I do.

I am so grateful to be on this next plane. I am so grateful for our new toys. I am so grateful that everything gets deeper. I am so grateful for my sore body. I am so grateful for Body Pump and kickboxing. I am so grateful for the extreme strength in my body. I am so grateful I know the power of my consciousness. I am so grateful I understand the mystery. Even if I don't understand it logically, I feel it. I am it. You are it. We are it. "IT." All that is. Atonement. At-one-ment. Atonement. One.

I am so grateful to be focusing on my mood. I am so grateful to be focusing. I am so grateful for the circles and points. I am so grateful for triangles and squares and stars and shapes. I am so grateful to think in shapes. I am so grateful for time and space and vibration. I am so grateful for reality models. I am so grateful for inspiration. I am so grateful to be following the flow of the universe. I am so grateful to be understanding more and more every day. I am so grateful life is more and more interesting every thought I attract.

I am so grateful to be unraveling mysteries. I am so grateful to know that gratitude is integral to my happiness. I am so grateful for art and music and science and religion. I am so grateful to be on the leading edge. I AM SO GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE.

When I was born, I won the lottery. I got to live. I got to experience the joy of life. The pleasure of sense. The ecstasy of creation. Love. I am so grateful for everything that came before me. I am so grateful for nature's first pattern. I am so grateful to be a direct result of nature's first pattern. I am so grateful to be human. I am so grateful to be physical. I am so grateful for Abraham. I am so grateful I asked the questions. I am so grateful everything is unfolding perfectly. I am so grateful. I am so grateful. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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thanks for the pattern Charles!!

It's like I'm saying thank you to myself. But it's much bigger than that. I'm saying thank you to everyone and everything. We are all one. A single point of unity. A singularity. And at the same time we are infinite. An infinite everything. All. One.

Wouldn't it be nice to ways to apply my new understanding of the universe? Wouldn't it be nice to trust the universe? Wouldn't it be nice to let it unfold? Wouldn't it be nice to have a sensory deprivation chamber? Wouldn't it be nice to apply concepts of sacred geometry to my daily life? Flow arts are one way... Wouldn't it be nice to make connections no one has made before? Wouldn't it be nice to let source flow from me? Wouldn't it be nice to feel inspired? Wouldn't it be nice to feel in the flow? Wouldn't it be nice to work on the podcast again? Wouldn't it be nice to become way more prolific in creation? Wouldn't it be nice to focus on this new dimension? Wouldn't it be nice to eat all raw? Wouldn't it be nice to let everything unfold? Wouldn't it be nice to unclench my thoughts? Wouldn't it be nice to release? Wouldn't it be nice to remember what I know?

  • I know that I am vibration.
  • I know that I am one with all consciousness.
  • I know I am a powerful creator.
  • I know my thoughts create.
  • I know there is only NOW.
  • I know I want to feel good. I know I do feel good.
  • I know my power is in the NOW.
  • I know I have the power to get whatever I want. What do I want?
    • I want to live in flow.
    • I want to live in love and joy.
    • I want to learn and understand and know more every day.
    • I want to allow. I want to let go. I want to flow.
    • I want to trust the universe.
    • I want to have fun.
    • I want to be stress-free.
    • I want to create. I want constant creative inspiration.
    • I want to facilitate complete consciousness upgrade.
    • I want to let life live me.
  • I know that I have the power to manifest anything I want.
  • I know what I want is already created.
  • I know all I need to do to receive what I have created is become a vibrational match.
  • I know that to become a vibrational match, I must emit the vibration I desire to become.
  • I know I want to be the vibration of love and joy and ecstasy. And fun.
  • I know I am god.
  • I know I am you.

What I want to feel today

  • Power.

Today I intend to use my power.

I love my life. I love having a physical body. I love sacred geometry. I love Kelly. I love my friends. I love keeping it extremely weird.

11 things I'm excited about today

  1. SPIN CLASS WITH JENNA!
  2. Using my power
  3. Looking at silly photos!
  4. RAW MOCK TUNA!
  5. PAYING THE RENT so I can stop thinking about it
  6. Tongues
  7. Acting as if
  8. Learning more about sacred geometry
  9. Writing writing making creating writing
  10. Thinking thinking thinking deeper than ever
  11. Choosing what I want to believe and then finding ways to believe it.

10 things I appreciate about myself

  1. I am label-less
  2. I am powerful
  3. I am attracting fascinating information
  4. I am an abundant creator
  5. I can do whatever I want
  6. I do whatever I want
  7. I execute my ideas. I believe in my ideas.
  8. I AM MY IDEAS.
  9. I have a wife and a girlfriend
  10. I have no boundaries or limits.

Advice from Clair

You must look at yourself as if you already are what you want to be. Because you are that. You just have to become a vibrational match - you have to FEEL LIKE THAT. FEEL IT. FEEL THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE. FEEL IT. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE?

I want to be wealthy.
Now you are. Feel it.

I want to be the most powerful person in the world.
Now you are. Feel it. Be it.

I want to project love at all times.
Now you do. Feel how that feels.

I want to have it all.
Now you do. Feel it. What does it feel like to have it all?

It feels like fun. It feels like perfection. It feels like joy. It feels like love.
I want success.

Now you have it. Feel it. You've made it. You have success. You are success. You became success the moment you were conceived. You have been success from the beginning of time. There is only success.

What do you want?
I want to create mindblowing work constantly. I want to create it with my body and my words and my hands.
You do create mindblowing work constantly. You create it with your body and your words and your hands.

I want to live in real time. I want to change my reality with a thought. I want to change my beliefs instantly. I want complete power over my consciousness.
You have it. You are in real time. Right now. This is real time, right here, right now. What do you want to change in your reality?

I want the perfect physical body.
You have it. How does it feel?
It feels like agility, grace, beauty, power. It feels like moving like all life. It feels like being a rubber band. It feels like sex. It feels like the ultimate power. It feels like transcendence. It feels like exploding joy. It feels like infinite energy.

I want that girl.
You have her. How does it feel?
It feels like tripping. It feels like magick. It feels like winning the lottery. It feels like a rollercoaster. It feels like perfect orchestration. It feels like strength. It feels like power. It feels like connection. It feels like flow. It feels like "but of course". It feels like clarity. It feels like complexity. It feels like adventure. It feels like unexplored territory. It feels new. It feels like life. It feels like source. It feels like love.

I want a vibration of abundance.
You have it. How does it feel?
It feels like the seed of life. It feels like flowers. It feels like celebration. It feels like family. It feels like love. It feels like peace. It feels like relief.

I want my ideas to propagate. I want my ideas to be memetic. I want my ideas to infect all of consciousness.
They already have. How does it feel?
It feels like I hold the secret. It feels like I am the creator. It feels like I have all the power. It feels like I know what's going on. It feels like I am the leader. It feels like I have known all along. I am the leader. I am the leader. I am the leader. All I have to do is lead. With every breath, every step, every word, every thought. I lead with every breath. I lead with every thought. I lead with every thought. I lead with every single thought. I lead. I lead. I lead. I am the leader. I lead.

I want my new server to be set up and working and running smoothly. I want to download "how to" into my brain.
Done. Your server is up and running. How does it feel?
Like power. Like extreme power. Like control. Like POWER.

I want to lead with every thought.
You do. How does it feel?
Like an adventure. Like a puzzle. Like joy. Like infinite knowing. Like trust. Like understanding. Like complexity. Like complete faith. Like power. Like excitement. Like joy. Like Astrojax. Like sacred geometry.

Telling my future

I am joyful. I am having fun. I am vibrant. I am sharing. I am giving. I am receiving. I am wealthy. I am abundant. I am treasured. I am relieved. I am rejoicing. I am playing. I am basking. I am having fun. I am loving. I am relaxing. I am letting go. I am love. I am joy. I am vibration. I am everything. I am one. I am consciousness. I am wealth. I am abundance. I am music. I am vibration. I am love. I am you. I am me. I am Jessica Elizabeth Mullen. I am a magician. I am a witch. I am a powerful creator. I am in love. I am receiving love. I am giving love. I am loving myself. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I am perfect, sacred geometry. I am learning. I am creating. I am inspiring. I am letting go. I am loving. I am peace. I am relaxation. I am meditating. I am rolling. I am tripping. I am revolving. I am circling. I am bouncing. I am jumping. I am having fun. I am expanding. I am rotating. I am returning. I am receiving and projecting. I am receiving and projecting. I am receiving and projecting. I am projecting love. I am projecting love. I am projecting love. I am giving love. I am emanating love. I am giving love. I am releasing love. I am love. I am the vibration of love. I am the scent of love. I am the sound of love. I am the essence of love. I am the source of love. I am love. I love. I love. Love.

I am it. I am living it. I am source. I am the creator. I am all that there is. I am consciousness. I am basking. I am loving. I am here. I am the center of the universe. I am the center. I am love. I am the creator. I am everything. I have everything I want. I am in love. I am basking in the relationships I am creating. I am connection. I am source. I am continuing. I am expanding. I am creating this. I am all of this. I am meditating. I am focusing. I am watching myself. I am myself. I am everything. I am god. I am source. I am heaven. I am joy. I am love. I am well being. I am source. I am the flow. I am breath. I am the breath of life. I am the creator. I am life. I am the mystery. I am mystery. I am sacred geometry. I am a circle. I am a point. I am all there is. I am.

What does your about page say today?

I am transcending. I am evolving. I am flowing. I am now. I am love. I am abundant. I am all there is.

I am the creator of this reality. My life is my canvas. I am the moment. I look for good and love and joy in every single moment of NOW.

I am consciousness. I am communication. I am all there is. I am you. I am we.

I am clever. I am inspired. I am changing the world. I am unfolding into the most beautiful puzzle. I am a piece of the puzzle and the puzzle itself. I am a fractal of the fractal. I am the origin and the expansion. I know everything because I am everything.

I am savoring this moment. I am this savory moment. I am.

Today's affirmations / thoughts to bookmark

  • I lead with every thought.
  • I am success.
  • I am a visionary.

Links I love

  • Stephen was telling us about Whirling Dervishes... everything orbits!
  • Ayanna introduced me to Beats Antique, go get their album now! They are amazing! Circusy/gypsy/sexy!
  • Would you like to see where all religions meet? Don't forget your homework!
  • Charles Gilchrist explains Metatron's Cube in sacred geometry. Welcome to the next level. Nature's first pattern.

    "No matter where you go, there you are. In the same center. The center of the universe.

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There is only now | gathering momentum for March 30, 2011

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I am so grateful we get to go to Pump and KB! I am so grateful for this spinach smoothie and espresso! I am so grateful to have time to get it together today! I am so grateful we get to work out in the "morning"! I am so grateful we got to see S and C last night! I am so grateful for lucid dreaming practice! I am so grateful for this all powerful, all beautiful NOW!

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Wouldn't it be nice to level up today? Wouldn't it be nice to focus on eye contact and connection? Wouldn't it be nice to feel good all day? Wouldn't it be nice to have the best day of my life? Wouldn't it be nice to feel "ordered"? Wouldn't it be nice to take it to the next dimension?

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What I want to feel today

  • Connection
  • Flow - you won the lottery when you were born, now the point is only to enjoy it!
  • Abundance!

Today I intend to trip. To love. To connect. To challenge. To explore. To flow. To give. To receive. To level up. To understand. To know.

I love this life. I love this now. I love this experience. I love this focus. I love knowing what I know. I love doing the work. I love playing Astrojax!

11 things I'm excited about today

  1. Pump!
  2. Kickboxing!
  3. Getting some stuff taken care of that really needs I really want to be done!
  4. Playing AJ, I need it, so thirsty!
  5. Returning super awesome emails
  6. Doing a financial abundance worksheet!
  7. Playing with new toys...
  8. Buying Play Immersion tix!
  9. Meditating!
  10. Thinking. Hard.
  11. Connecting deeper than ever.

10 things I appreciate about myself

  1. My power
  2. My dreams
  3. My goals
  4. My thoughts
  5. My relationships
  6. My adventures
  7. The fact that I no longer feel compelled to self destruct
  8. My depth
  9. My ability to see past the illusion
  10. My ability to create the illusion

Advice from Clair

Make things as weird as you can and you'll find what you're looking for always. Beginner's mind.

Telling my future

Today I man up.

What does your about page say today?

I have it all.

Today's affirmations / thoughts to bookmark

  • Everything is perfect and in it's place.
  • I feel so good I'm in the flow.
  • I made all of this.
  • There is only now.

I am an ambassador to the next level | gathering momentum for March 29, 2011

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Good morning! I am so grateful for MORE ASTROJAX TO SHARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so grateful for LINODE VPS HOSTING! Recommended to me by the esteemed E-TARD, Linode provides Virtual Private Server hosting on a Linux operating system. What this means: when successfully transferred to Linode, my site will be able to handle way more traffic, be way more secure, and I will have way more control over what goes down. I also won't have to worry about getting shut down for traffic spikes, adult content or getting hacked! After I figure out the whole hot mess and successfully transfer jessicamullen.com there, I'll teach you all about it! I'm keeping track of every step of the process so hopefully what I'm learning will be useful to you one day!

I'm so grateful for my limited Unix experience when I was a computer science major! Using command line is coming back to me! I AM SO GRATEFUL I bought this hosting because it is SO MUCH FUN to learn a new operating system!!! I am so grateful it's so inexpensive, only $20/month!! I'm so grateful I can upgrade easily at any time!

I'm so grateful to be learning so much about hosting. Basically VPS hosting means I rent a virtual computer of my very own, and I can do whatever I want with it. But that means I have to turn it into a web server myself! I have to INSTALL web server software (Apache) on it mySELF! Isn't that weird?! Like what does that even mean?! Then I installed MySQL and PHP, it's all so fascinating!

I'm so grateful to be upgrading my hosting because it means my site is BLOWIN UP! I'm officially pro! I'm so grateful I'm learning how to do the VPS hosting myself because I feel SO POWERFUL. You can do whatever you want on the Internet if you know how it works!! Hahahaha I don't know if you can feel my excitement but getting a VPS server is like the most exciting project I've had since learning to build my first website. SO MUCH POWER. SO MUCH CONTROL. So fascinating to see how the Internet really works!

I'm SO GRATEFUL for the Internet!!! I'm so grateful I think it's so FUN!

I'm so grateful I took a break from my lucid dreaming attempts for two nights because I GOT FREAKED OUT lol!! I'm so grateful I'm ready to dive back in!

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I'm SO GRATEFUL FOR NEW TOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm so grateful I finally made the financial abundance worksheet. I'd been thinking about it for months. I'm so grateful for two of my favorite creative activities in the world right now - making worksheets and writing proofs! I'm so grateful my other favorite activity is PLAYING! I have come so far in my life... back to being a child ;P

I'm so grateful I'm bold. I'm so grateful I'm challenging. I'm so grateful I make people think. I'm so grateful I make myself think. I'm so grateful for this beautiful life experience. I'm so grateful there is so much beauty and love in the world. I'm so grateful for everything I know. I'm so grateful for everything I get to learn. I'm so grateful to be taking breaths and writing words and listening to sounds! I'm so grateful for this beautiful life!

Wouldn't it be nice to get a polar pop?! Wouldn't it be nice to finish Kerri's project tonight? Wouldn't it be nice to see our girls at Spiderhouse? Wouldn't it be nice to chill with S? Wouldn't it be nice to get some exercise today? Wouldn't it be nice to practice hooping and AJ? Wouldn't it be nice to go to Circus on Sunday? Oh nevermind, wouldn't it be nice to be at PLAY IMMERSION on Sunday?! Ask and it is given!

Wouldn't it be nice to hoop by the pool tonight? Wouldn't it be nice to get groceries?! Wouldn't it be nice to have a smoothie and raw mock tuna? Wouldn't it be nice to practice feeling abundant multiple times a day?! Wouldn't it be nice to meditate?!

What I want to feel today

  • Abundance!
  • Flow!
  • Love!

Today I intend to follow my inspiration. Today I intend to do what feels easiest. Today I intend to have fun with my wife. Today I intend to play. Today I intend to feel good!

I love the English language! I love remembering how to properly use whose!

I love Astrojax, and playing, and hooping, and flow arts, and making worksheets, and writing proofs, and writing in general, and cloudy cool days, and new sex toys, and Kelly making me breakfast, and having all the time in the world to do whatever I want, and my iPhone, and checking things off my to do list, and having fun, and working out, and walking around, and running, and swimming, and moving my body pretty much any way I can, and feeling good!

11 things I'm excited about today

  1. I realized why I'm so good at the Internet. I know how to Google - which means, whenever I want to do something that I don't know how, I trust the answer exists online, somewhere. I spend so much time loving and appreciating the Internet that I only have good feelings for it - so when I ask it for something (via google), it always delivers because I already KNOW it will!
  2. playing with my new server!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. going to see Circus at Spiderhouse!!
  4. Going shopping with my wife!
  5. MEDITATING!
  6. playing with new toys...
  7. hoooooping, hopefully outside!
  8. Playing AJ!
  9. Finishing Kerri's project!
  10. Checking more things off my list!
  11. FLOWING

10 things I appreciate about myself

  1. I'm bold
  2. I have confidence in my ideas
  3. I'm gorgeous
  4. I have great teeth
  5. I kick ass in kickboxing
  6. I can lift mad weight!
  7. I'm generous
  8. I love myself!
  9. I started asking questions a long time ago
  10. I got to be a Catholic school girl

Advice from Clair

Who cares? Have fun!

Telling my future

Having fun everywhere I go!

What does your about page say today?

I am an ambassador to the next level.

Today's affirmations / thoughts to bookmark

  • I feel so good I'm in the flow.
  • Focus on it, get more of it.
  • I am an ambassador to the next level.

Links I love

  • Want to come to Play Immersion with us this weekend?!!!
  • Kari at the Y is teaching a new class, pure barre. Looks SO FUN. Definitely trying it.
  • What's your Wu-Name?! Mine's The Lonely Donkey Kong ;P
  • Penelope Trunk's new rules for self-publishing.
  • I love referencing ancient janky grammar sites! What words to capitalize in a title.
  • Thank you to David for reminding me of my love of Elbow, here is my favorite song of their's

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Get What’s Already Yours with the Financial Abundance Worksheet!

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No one needs money to be happy, but it sure is fun to spend it! If you feel like you could use a little more abundance in your life, I've got a special treat for you: the brand new Financial Abundance Worksheet!

To attract more abundance, you must emit a vibration of abundance. All that means is your thoughts should be about the already-existing abundance in your life, not lack of it. When you think about lack, all the universe can bring you is more lack. But if most of your thoughts are about the incredible abundance you already have, the universe will match you up with so much more!

It's easy to logically comprehend the idea that to get abundance you have to feel it, but how do you practice that in your daily life? Enter the Financial Abundance Worksheet!

financial abundance worksheet

How it works

In the book Money, and the Law of Attraction, Abraham tells us that all we have to do to attract more abundance is tell a new story about money. It's a way to change our thought patterns from negative thoughts about money to positive ones. When we establish positive thought patterns about money, they turn into beliefs, which turn into manifested reality.

The worksheet has several sections to help you establish new thought patterns. To begin, draw a picture of what your dream lifestyle looks like. With all the money and time in the world, what would you be doing? This exercise gets you focused on what you want, instead of what you don't want.

Next, list 10 examples of abundance that already exist in your life. When you think about it, all of our lives are pretty freaking abundant already! We have incredible modern conveniences, food available everywhere we look, billions of objects to buy, and super cool things already in our possession (iPhones! computers! coffee makers!). And then there is nature! Look at what Earth gives us every day - air to breathe, water to drink, beauty to enjoy, mysteries to unravel.

Move on to listing two things you'd love to get paid to do. This part helps your mind start making connections about how you might actually get paid to do those things in the future.

Then think about three entities you'd like to share your abundance with. When you give what you want to receive, you practice the vibration of abundance, attracting more of it into your life. Giving time, money, or love feels so good because when you help someone else, you are helping yourself. Simply pondering who you'd like to help increases your feelings of abundance because once you think about it, the universe creates it. Now you just have to become a vibrational match to your creation.

Here comes a fun part: write how you would spend $100, $1000, $10,000 and $100,000. Some of us don't ever think about what we would do with large sums of money - and that's precisely why we don't have it to spend! The first time you do this worksheet, you can fill out the basics like rent and food and bills, but then when you do one tomorrow consider those things paid–now what do you want?

In the next section, fill in a person whose success you appreciate. When you appreciate the success of another you have no room for negative feelings like jealousy or unfairness. All humans are connected. When one person is successful, it benefits all of us. Successful people help us know what we want, give us fresh ideas, and inspire us to work towards our own success.

Finally, write your new story of financial abundance. Looking for all the positive aspects that already exist in your own financial situation will attract more of them. Telling a new, positive story about money creates the new thought patterns you need to emit the vibration of abundance. In Money and the Law of Attraction, there is an excellent example of a "new" story about money on page 94. Here is the story I am telling today:

I know that when I direct my attention towards the abundance already existing in my life, I get more of it. I know that doing the Financial Abundance worksheet brings me relief. I know that to attract abundance, I have to feel abundant. Every day, I am finding more and more evidence that the universe is conspiring to support and fulfill my every desire. I know I have plenty of money for the things I need right NOW, and I only exist NOW. I know that I will always be taken care of. It has always been easy for me to attract the money I need. Life is too fun and beautiful to focus on lack! I give what I want to receive. My vibration about money is rising every minute, and I trust the universe to take care of the rest!

Download the Financial Abundance Worksheet here!





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I have it all | gathering momentum for March 28, 2011

SMILE!
Good morning!!! I am so grateful to be awake and alive! I am so grateful I feel so fit and healthy! I am so grateful I get to work out hard tonight! I am so grateful for espresso! I am so grateful for Kelly to hold onto when I have nightmares! I am so grateful life is so FASCINATING! I am so grateful I know that nothing is real and nothing matters. I am so grateful abundance is an emotional journey. I am so grateful for focus. I am so grateful I am living the life of my dreams.

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I am so grateful for my family. I am so grateful my mom sent me feedback on my site. I am so grateful I live so close to my parents. I am so grateful my brother and sister are moving to Austin! I am so grateful all of us will be in one place. I am so grateful I live in paradise. I am so grateful for "flow breath" - that nice deep breath I get when I'm truly relieved, I usually get it when playing Astrojax or hooping. I am so grateful my life is so interesting!

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I am so grateful for my physical body. I am so grateful for my pink hair and tattoos. I am so grateful for my beautiful mind. I am so grateful for my intelligence. I am so grateful for my vantage point in space and time. I am so grateful for this opportunity to live life. I am so grateful for the challenge. I am so grateful for the game. I am so grateful for the endless possibilities life has to offer.

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I am so grateful for lists and concepts. I am so grateful for new ideas. I am so grateful for the YMCA. I am so grateful for my wife. I am so grateful for Pwny and Linty. I am so grateful for unconditional love. I am so grateful for my iPhone. I am so grateful for Astrojax. I am so grateful for my friends. I am so grateful for motivation!

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I am so grateful for my new proof article format. I am so grateful for inspiration. I am so grateful for my new spiral notebook filled with 12 pages of proof attempts. I am so grateful for geometry. I am so grateful for my education. I am so grateful for all the ideas that led me to where I am now. I am so grateful to focus. I am so grateful to feel good. I am so grateful to be HEALTHY!!!!!! I am so grateful to have enough money. I am so grateful to feel relief. I am so grateful to feel love. I am so grateful to feel excitement!!

Wouldn't it be nice to manifest $675? Wouldn't it be nice to lose some inches? Wouldn't it be nice to feel inspired?

What I want to feel today

  • Abundance!
  • Flow!
  • Creative inspiration!

Today I intend to focus on what I want. Today I intend to get what I want. Today I intend to have it all. Today I intend to have the most fun I've ever had!

I love that my dreams and "real life" are merging. I love when different states of mind merge and blend. I love being deep. I love thinking. I love writing proofs. I love helping people in the School of Life Design forum. I love manifesting money. I love choosing abundance. I love choosing how I feel. I love focus. I love being here. I love being alive. I love writing. I love you. I love me. I love my life and everything in it. I love this challenge. I love that I trust the universe. I love that everything always unfolds perfectly, every single time.

11 things I'm excited about today

  1. HOOPING!!!!!
  2. Contemplating the importance of dyed hair/hair in general in the "passage of time".
  3. Epiphanies!
  4. New goals! I am the leading philosopher of my time and am facilitating a worldwide consciousness upgrade.
  5. "It," life, source, whatever you want to call it!
  6. Body Pump!!
  7. Kickboxing!!!
  8. Fresh goals officially printed!
    dreams
  9. Having time to do the things I want!
  10. CIRCUS at Spiderhouse tomorrow!
  11. Being involved in the circus & flow arts community in Austin! THIS CITY IS SO COOL.

10 things I appreciate about myself

  1. I can take criticism.
  2. I am so smart!
  3. I am letting go more and more every day.
  4. I am a genius creator.
  5. My dreams and waking life are super mixed right now.
  6. I am open to crazy new ideas.
  7. I CREATE crazy new ideas.
  8. I "get it" more and more every day.
  9. I have fun everywhere I go.
  10. I accept responsibility for my life experience.

Advice from Clair

What you want already exists - it was created when you birthed the desire. Just become a vibrational match. That's all you have to do.

Telling my future

Today I am a vibrational match.

What does your about page say today?

I am creating this reality for all of us to enjoy.

Today's affirmations / thoughts to bookmark

  • I feel so good I'm in the flow!
  • I have it all.

Links I love

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You can also purchase the Gathering Momentum & Daily Self Love Workbooks.

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Proving Flow Arts Are Psychokinetic

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thank you Angela Wolf!

I write articles to install new beliefs. I start with a concept I am certain of, then find thoughts that act as bridges to a concept I want to be certain of. It's a way to prove to myself that the new concept is believable, and thus true.

The concepts I want to believe come to me intuitively through life experience, but to put them into practice I have to convince my logical self. Today I am introducing a new type of article on this site: the proof! The proof consists of a problem, given facts, and a list of statements and reasons they are true. It's a concise way to explain my ideas and should help you make the same connections I did to get from there to here.

Today's proof is inspired by what I learned Saturday at Fluid Hoop Groove class with master hula hoopers Ciara Blossom and Caterina Suttin!

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thank you Mimibug Photography!!

Vocabulary

Flow (as defined by the Flow Temple): the state of optimal experience that occurs when your body, mind, and spirit are in dynamic balance. It's what's happening when the Now is so compelling that everything else fades away. Ego and fear dissolve in the perfect moment, time slows down, and whatever you’re doing becomes a meditation.

Flow arts (as defined by the Flow Temple): the practice of learning to move in harmony with an inanimate object so that it becomes an animated extension of your body, then flow with it in ways that look and feel totally awesome. With enough practice, you can learn to flow with almost anything. Staffs, hoops, batons and even spheres all make wonderful dance partners and teachers once you've grasped each tool's unique dynamics. The basic techniques are easy to pick up, but the adaptations are infinite, allowing for wide variation in personal style and expression.

Psychokinesis: the ability to influence physical reality with thoughts in real time.

Resistance: negative thoughts.

Your vibration: the average of all the thoughts you think.

The Problem

Given that everything is vibration (wave-particle duality), and given that like attracts like (the Law of Attraction), prove that flow arts are psychokinetic.

Statements Reasons
1. Everything is vibration. Given.
2. You interpret and emit vibration. You were born with senses to interpret and thoughts to emit.
3. Like attracts like. Given.
4. Your physical reality is a reflection of the vibration you emit. Your vibration attracts similar vibrations, which you interpret as physical experiences.
5. Flow is the optimal vibration to emit. In the flow state, your vibration is resistance-free and you are free to be you.
6. Without resistance in your vibration, you have no limiting beliefs. Limiting beliefs are only resistant thoughts that you think a lot.
7. Flow arts are psychokinetic. Without limiting beliefs telling you what you can't do, your thoughts can influence reality in real time.

Why is this proof important?

Your entire perceived reality is a direct result of your thoughts. When you practice flow arts, you witness that relationship in real time. As you develop your skill in the flow arts, you begin living more of your life in real time. Eventually your entire life becomes a "flow art" and reality becomes more like a lucid dream: think about what you want and it manifests immediately–a pretty sweet reason to start flowing more!

Start flowing now!


Astrojax was my gateway drug to the flow arts. Astrojax, or attached juggling (AJ), is three balls on a string that you really have to play with yourself to "get", although you can learn a great deal from watching other people play. Compared to other flow arts like poi and hooping, AJ might be the easiest to start, because you can play in small spaces and with minimal physical effort. AJ also has a great learning curve, meaning the difficulty increases at the same rate as your skill. As soon as you pick up AJ you'll be able to do the most basic trick (the vertical orbit) within seconds. From there, it's up to you to create the next move.

Astrojax are my favorite flow toy so far. I guarantee they will put you into flow immediately! If you want to purchase some for yourself, start with the Pluses, which are lightweight and made out of rubbery material that doesn't hurt when you hit yourself in the face. You might want to pick up a set of Aquas (which are heavier and water filled) too–they move a little slower and are a very satisfying weight. The Saturns and Blue Diamonds are light-up LED Astrojax that are PERFECT for nighttime performance, raves and spiritual adventures.


My first hooping class Saturday with Ciara and Caterina of SpunShine gave me a complete consciousness upgrade. Hooping requires more space and strength than Astrojax, but the full body workout is extremely invigorating. Hooping almost feels like being Astrojax–my body is the string and hoops are the balls!

To get started with hooping, you can purchase an inexpensive hoop from a toy store. If your new hoop is weighted with water (which helps give you momentum when spinning around your waist), Caterina recommends pulling apart the hoop and emptying out the water to make advanced movements much easier. You can also buy beautiful hoops of all kinds from SpunShine if you decide to take up the art.

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thank you Mimibug Photography!!

Flow arts pro tip!

The most important thing to remember about flow arts is that you are only as good as your mood. Approach your practice with an open mind, positive thoughts and playfulness. Once you get a taste of flow, an entire universe of possibility will burst into your reality. Think about what you want to gain from your practice and in no time it will be yours.





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I love you | gathering momentum for March 26, 2011

hi
I am so grateful to be drinking a spinach smoothie. I am so grateful I get to take a nap soon. I am so grateful we get to go to hooping class tonight. I am so grateful to be writing down what I'm grateful for.

I'm so grateful for RPM (spin/bicycling) class. I'm so grateful for our RPM instructor. He is so dreamy. I am so grateful for Body Pump! I am so grateful my muscles are getting so much bigger and stronger. I am so grateful I know how to lift weights with proper form. I am so grateful I get to be in the front row. I am so grateful for fun conversations in class. I'm so grateful the Y is like our school. I'm so grateful for the wonderful people there. I am so grateful we have so much fun with the people there!

I am so grateful for focus. I am so grateful for complexity. I am so grateful for DEEP dreams. I am so grateful to be awake in dreams! I am so grateful for winks. I am so grateful for telepathy. I am so grateful for the electronica/IDM station on Pandora. I am so grateful Kelly did the dishes. I am so grateful making the smoothie was easy. I am so grateful I have a new obsession - hooping! I am so grateful we walked 7 miles downtown last night. I am so grateful it's summer and we can walk at night again! I am so grateful we stayed out until 3:30a and felt completely normal. Being nocturnal/not having a regular sleep schedule is actually pretty fun.

I'm so grateful the worst problem I have is getting tired, or having to choose between two fun things to do. I'm so grateful I know that a good mood is the only path to good things. I'm so grateful to be connecting with more and more people. I'm so grateful dreaming is such an effective way of communicating!!!!

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Wouldn't it be nice to lucid dream during my nap? Wouldn't it be nice to have a totally trippy time at hooping class? Wouldn't it be nice to fall in love with the people there? Wouldn't it be nice to learn new flow trix? Wouldn't it be nice to find more and more ways to flow and love?

What I want to feel today

  • Love.
  • Flow. (Practicing the feeling of flow feels like getting a consciousness upgrade!)
  • Creative inspiration.

Today I intend to focus on feeling good, loving, and directing my thoughts. Today I intend to think about what I want at all times. Today I intend to practice. Today I intend to get better. Today I intend to ride the waves.

I love that while waiting for RPM to start this morning, Kelly and I meditated in the spin room. It was the best meditation of my life. I felt like I was actually observing myself. I felt like a little weeple or a weeble or robot or something with a battery. And while I was meditating I was completely off in a good way. I was recharging. I was connected to source. This is what I felt like:
weeples

I love the song Belfast by Orbital. It's my ultimate chrippin jam. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I love that Linty is sleeping in my lap with her head resting on my arm. I love having kitties. I love that Kelly and I are both writing. I love that we have time to nap. I love that Michael is going to stop by before leaving town. I love that my brother is moving back to Texas!!!!!!

11 things I'm excited about today

  1. HOOPING CLASS TONIGHT!
  2. Dreaming!
  3. Having my life to myself.
  4. Having no more injuries or sickness!
  5. BEING SUPER INTO FITNESS AGAIN.
  6. Playing with people on Facebook.
  7. Working on articles!
  8. Chillin in the forum!
  9. Going downtown again?!
  10. Feeling sore again, YES!
  11. Thinking about complexity.

10 things I appreciate about myself

  1. I'm funny!
  2. I'm good at camping!
  3. I'm fearless!
  4. I'm happy!
  5. I'm beautiful!
  6. I think everything is beautiful!
  7. I'm a cat lady!
  8. I'm an animal lady!
  9. I have a wife, a girlfriend, and a boyfriend!
  10. I LOVE MYSELF!

Advice from Clair

Relax and let go. Relax and let go. Give yourself enough time to observe your thoughts. Any time you feel stress or dis-ease only means you are stuck in a negative thought pattern. Pause and take the time to remember what you know. You know that your thoughts create. Do anything you can to create what you want.

Telling my future

Today is magick. Today is winks in lucid dreams. Today is clarity in my vibration while I look at you. Today is playful, loving, and full of fun. Today is the best day of my life. I am so happy!!

What does your about page say today?

I love you.

Today's affirmations / thoughts to bookmark

  • I love you.
  • I love Jessica Elizabeth Mullen.
  • THIS IS SO FUN.

Links I love

Have a beautiful Saturday! Make it the best day of your life!

Everything is perfect & in its place | gathering momentum for March 25, 2011


I am so grateful to be home from camping! I am so grateful I didn't drink while camping for the first time! I'm so grateful it was so easy and rewarding to stay sober! I'm so grateful I worked on 2 articles while camping! I'm so grateful Joy came out last night & went swimming with us and brought us batons! I HAD BEEN WANTING A BATON SO BAD!

I'm so grateful for my family. I'm so grateful my brother Michael is home from Afghanistan!! I'm so grateful I did the photo gallery above instead of pasting in every single photo. I'm so grateful we got to go to the country to have dinner with my parents and Joy and Josh and Michael and Taya! I'm so grateful we had circus practice in the back yard after dinner! I'm so grateful I'm perfecting my vegan gravy recipe! I'm so grateful I can improvise in the kitchen! I'm so grateful I know how to cook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so grateful for Facebook. I'm so grateful for reality being so weird. I'm so grateful for the bursting at the seams inbox that I can't wait to dig into tomorrow. I'm so grateful for questions. I'm so grateful for solutions. I'm so grateful Facebook's photo albums are so much better now. I'm so grateful Facebook is such a fun platform. I'm so grateful for platforms. Think about it, where would you be without platforms?

Ha. I'm grateful MY PULLED MUSCLE IS ALL BETTER!!!!!!!!! I'm so grateful I can perceive the direct cause and effect relationship my thoughts have with my physical reality! I'm so grateful for alpha reflections! I'm so grateful I know to focus on what I want! I'm so grateful I am moving up the wave... I'm so grateful I have so many fun experiences, like camping and playing outside at my parents house. I'm so grateful for this beautiful Texas spring weather. Swimming in March! Yeah right!!

I'm so grateful for camping and all it did for my thought patterns. I'm so grateful it chilled me out and helped me remember what was important. I'm so grateful for fresh air and fresh water. I'm so grateful for long car rides in a brand new car. I'm so grateful for bright pink hair and tutus.

I'm so grateful that I am learning to not stress out when I don't answer my emails for THREE WHOLE DAYS. I'm so grateful I have emails to answer! I'm so grateful my email inbox is a straight treasure chest! Everything in there makes me so happy!!

I'm so grateful for my family. I'm so grateful for my mom. I'm so grateful I can email my mom. I'm so grateful she asks me to help her with her computer. I love doing it so much! I'm so grateful I get to spend so much time with my parents as an adult. What a different perspective eh!?

I'm so grateful to feel focus. I'm so grateful I feel like I have my shit together. I'm so grateful for the School of Life Design Forum!! I'm so grateful to be taking breaks from writing this to hop in there too ^_^

I'm so grateful for Linty and Pwny. I'm so grateful for my wonderful wife. I'm so grateful for water and mirrors and toilets and sinks. I'm so grateful for pens and books and paper. I'm so grateful for beaches and sunsets. I'm so grateful for all the animals and plants and bugs n the world. I'm so grateful life is so fucking fascinating once you step away from daily life, if only for an instant! I'm so grateful for my perfections. I'm so grateful to be constantly thinking about life.

I'm so grateful for the revelations I have on a daily basis. I'm so grateful to learn more about my self and whole every day. I'm so grateful to be ready. I'm so grateful I asked the questions. I'm so grateful for this beautiful life. I'm so grateful for this experience. I'm so grateful life makes sense.

I am so grateful to be writing this wonderful post!!! I am so grateful to have my life back! I am so grateful for everything I've learned the past couple weeks! I'm so grateful for all the love and support I find online! I am so grateful for every single beautiful soul who reads this site and co-creates with me! I am so grateful for all the amazing people in the School of Life Design forum! I am so grateful we help each other! I am so grateful for espresso!!!

I am so grateful I was inspired to return emails last night so I didn't have to do it today! I'm so grateful I have time to write this post! I'm so grateful I know how important writing every day is! I'm so grateful for the incredible time affluence in my life! I'm so grateful I feel so good in body today! I'm so grateful I feel so strong and ready to kick ass in class tonight!

I'm so grateful we get to go to HOOPING CLASS TOMORROW!!! I am so excited about hooping! It's my new favorite thing! I can do it now! I'm so grateful for flow arts! THEY ARE SO EXCITING!!!!!

Wouldn't it be nice to make time to write this post every single day again? Wouldn't it be nice to never compromise my time again? Wouldn't it be nice to exercise, meditate, and write every single day for the rest of my life? Wouldn't it be nice to get super good at hooping? Wouldn't it be nice to get better at Astrojax? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to AJ AND hoop at the same time?! (I tried yesterday, it was NOT happening!) Wouldn't it be nice to perform in a circus? Wouldn't it be nice to GO to the circus club thing this weekend? OMG there are so many circus-y groups and people in Austin! It's like this whole subculture I had no awareness of before and it is just BLOSSOMING in front of my eyes! I am so into living here! I am so excited about meeting other people into FLOWWWW!

Wouldn't it be nice to time travel with Astrojax and hooping? Wouldn't it be nice to practice hooping AND AJ every day? Wouldn't it be nice to get 100 new forum members this week? Wouldn't it be nice to set a timer for writing this post every day? Wouldn't it be nice to go on a date with our gf? Wouldn't it be nice to get inspired to write an INCREDIBLE article? Wouldn't it be nice to have the most fun I've ever had in my life today?!

What I want to feel today

  • Creative inspiration!!
  • Ecstasy.
  • Abundance!

Today I intend to choose to feel good, no matter what. Today I intend to remember what I know. I created all of this. I asked for all of this. I LOVE all of this. I am making this up as I go along. I am a leader. I am the leader. I have always been, and always will be. I am the leader of my life, and everything in it. Isn't that just incredible??

I love writing this post so so so much! I love that I have been so busy the past couple weeks with visitors that I didn't make time to post every day, and now I see more than EVER how important this exercise is! I love crying! I love thinking about crying! I love contemplating new ideas! I love creating new ideas! I love focusing! I love not drinking! I love knowing that I have all the tools I need to be blissfully, ecstatically happy right NOW, right HERE. I love that life is fun! I love that I can choose to feel good! I love that I can choose to feel love! I love that I can choose to feel abundance!

I love that I am a powerful creator, and that I live in REAL TIME ALMOST ALL THE TIME. I love that I am a magician and that I can manifest anything I want! I love that the time in between thinking about what I want and getting it is getting SHORTER AND SHORTER!

11 things I'm excited about today

  1. FIRE! Hooping? Poi?? BRING IT!
  2. Our podcast is like NASA before they got to the moon! Kludged, brilliant, whole new frontiers!
  3. Hooping class tomorrow! YES YES YES YES YES!
  4. BODY PUMP ON A FRIDAY NIGHT!
  5. AND KICKBOXING!
  6. AND MY PULLED MUSCLE IS HEALED!
  7. AND I JUST HOOPED FOR 5 MINUTES AND IT WAS SO INVIGORATING!
  8. And we get to go out downtown tonight!
  9. And I love my website!
  10. I REMEMBERED MY DREAM FROM LAST NIGHT AND IT WAS SO GOOD! I decided what I wanted to dream about, and then I DID! AND IT WAS BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE ASKED FOR!!!!!!!
  11. And I feel so good todayyyyyy!!

Things I appreciate about myself

When I think about myself with love, this is what I see: I am a beautiful, joyful soul who loves taking risks. I have a great big smile that invites anyone in to bask in the glory of life. I've traveled to the edges of reality (and the universe) and I've witnessed my thoughts creating what happens next. I have shattered paradigms that have trapped me for years, and all because I chose to. I have been so very very low that I can now reach unfathomable highs. I am familiar with the feeling of ecstasy and now how to reproduce it.

I am in love with myself and my physical body. My body is so strong and every single day I learn how to perceive myself in better light. I constantly impress myself with the physical feats I am able to accomplish. My childhood dreams of being a gymnast and performer come closer to being realized every single day as I take up flow arts and push my strength and agility to the limit.

I create myself with each new thought and my thoughts of myself are kind, gentle, and appreciative. I am able to look at all of creation with a maternal love and smile, knowing that I made everything I see and I get to play with it all right now.

I have decided to embrace life and enjoy each moment, and it gets easier to do so every single day. I am so driven to create new ideas and these new ideas create new realities for me to explore.

I have seen beyond the barriers of socialized life and while I love the comfort and conveniences of society, I am able to go off on my own to invent entirely new ways to experience the world. I am a brilliant genius creator, and the part I love so so much is that I can now see that EVERYONE is a brilliant genius creator.

I am different, unique, and constantly creating. I have childlike enthusiasm and can convince anyone to play with me. I absolutely adore my life and all that I get to experience every day and I am so excited that I get to KEEP CREATING! I am so grateful that I am so young and still have forever to explore forever.

I am so grateful for the infinity I have seen and the reflection of it in my eyes. I am so grateful I can see the secrets of the universe in my life. I am so grateful to feel ready for the next step, and to be consciously choosing it. I am ready to fully embrace my power, and it isn't scary or intimidating. It only feels like love, and I know my heart is big enough to hold all the love in the world.

Last night I looked at my dad who was cutting a turkey for thanksgiving dinner (thanksgiving that Michael is home!). I realized that all he wanted in the world was to create a delicious meal for everyone to enjoy, and that any crabbiness or frustration he ever has is only because he is so full of love that he wants everyone to feel it. Sometimes that love has trouble finding a way out. It just made me feel so relieved, yet WISE to be able to see through negative thoughts and emotions to the pure love creating my father. It made me so happy to see through the illusion. It made me so happy to witness such love. It made me so happy to be surrounded by people I love. It made me so happy to be able to appreciate. I thought "aw, he just wants everyone to enjoy dinner! He just loves us so much!" And with that thought I was more connected to him than I had ever been in my life. Thank you dad for this beautiful life and your beautiful love!!

Advice from Clair

When you ask, it is given. Now that you are ready, the things you want are unleashed. The gears of the universe are coming together to create the biggest party of your life–YOUR LIFE.

Telling my future

Today I focus and get more of it. Today I am clever, creative and ecstatic. Today I am only love. Today I feel such love for myself that I grow more beautiful before my eyes. Today I am so grateful for life. Today I bask in every single moment. Today I learn how to hang onto this feeling for a little longer.

What does your about page say today?

I am a philosopher and life designer. I think about the true nature of reality and then that's how it is. I teach other people how to think about life using the Internet. I remind people what they already know.

My message is simple: collect the best parts of your life and put them online. Your focus produces more to love while inspiring other people to look for love in their own lives.

Interview with myself

Where do you see yourself in one week - April 1?
I am in the mainstream media. I have upgraded my website hosting easily and painlessly. My to do list is empty. I have further perfected the way I speak about my work. I tell Oprah what's up. The forum is exploding with new members. I am excited, ecstatic, and focused like never before.

I am watching love ripple through my universe like a cosmic rainbow of particles of flowing connection, I've seen it before and I am seeing it again with my physical eyes! I am fearless, and so madly in love with life.

Also, Kelly and I have taken some super hot photos and they are all viral on Tumblr ;D

Some goodies from the Daily Self Love Worksheet!

(I am so thirsty for focus, this post is helping so much!)
3 new things I'd like to try:
Playing with fire! Tightrope! Stilting!

2 favors to do for myself today:
I'm going to look at myself with love and SMILE at myself in the mirror!
I am going to move my body in the FLOW!

2 new things I learned recently:
How to hoop!!!!!!!!!
How to dream about a topic intentionally!!!!!!

A compliment to myself:
I LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS!!!!!!!!!

Today's affirmations / thoughts to bookmark

  • I LOVE JESSICA ELIZABETH MULLEN!
  • EVERYTHING IS PERFECT AND IN ITS PLACE!
  • LIFE IS FUN!
  • I want it. I'm ready.

Links I love

  • I had no idea who Martha Graham was but now I do! (She was a famous choreographer responsible for modern dance!) I wanted to get into choreography, "ask and it is given!" Here is a beautiful quote by Martha!
  • More tantra in my life please!
  • Come to hoop class with us!
  • If you struggle at times with positivity, check out Alli's post Confessions of a Negative Nancy. No matter where you are in your ability to direct your thoughts towards the positive, all that matters is that you are aware of your thoughts. The struggle you feel at the beginning of trying to direct your thoughts only makes getting better that much more delicious. Just know you can get better! It will happen for you, I promise!! Just don't stress about it, it's all coming!

P.S. Get the printable Gathering Momentum worksheet when you subscribe to my mailing list!

You can also purchase the Gathering Momentum & Daily Self Love Workbooks.

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Need a life design cleanse? Go CAMPING!

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When you find yourself in a slump, or with a physical ailment you don't know what to do about, it's time for a thought cleanse! Thought cleanses are the hottest thing in personal health and self development since RIGHT NOW.

A thought cleanse is what happens when you put yourself in an environment that causes you to think completely differently than you're used to. In our daily lives we build up thought patterns, which then turn into beliefs. These beliefs (e.g., "I'm in pain and I have been for weeks") turn into expectations which then dictate our physical realities. When you find yourself with annoying beliefs and expectations you just can't shake, it's time for a mental bath. Entheogens are great thought cleaners. But when you need something a little more relaxed (or a little more legal), CAMPING is the way to go!

It's an adventure

When you camp, you get to do lots of things you don't normally do every day, like setting up camp, fire-building, creature-spotting, and peeing outside! Get geared up for it properly and it will be much more enjoyable, get a 5.11 tactical rush 12 backpack and stack it with everything you might need, self reliance is part of the cleanse. Camping is an opportunity to learn what it's like to have to survive on your own, outdoors, with few modern conveniences. Thinking about how to survive is an excellent distraction from pesky thought patterns!

It induces "beginner's mind"

Beginner's mind is a Buddhist concept referring to a lack of preconceived notions. When you camp, everything seems new. You have a lot of time on your hands to observe and meditate, and what seemed so mundane and trivial at your house is now an exciting design challenge. How do you make a sandwich with no utensils? How do you store your food to keep animals away?

Camping is also an opportunity to see what really matters to you–things that seem so important in daily life just don't matter at all in the woods. Showering? There's swimming in a lake. Bugs and creatures all over the place? They won't bother you if you don't bother them. Drop food on the ground? It's too dark to see what you're eating anyway!

It's so cheap and easy!

For a full day getaway at a spa or resort you might pay loads of cash. Yesterday Kelly and I spent $40 for a full day and night of bliss! If you bring home cooked food and don't bother with a lot of camping accessories, it's one of the cheapest ways to develop a new, lasting perspective on life.

My ultimate 1 night, no-cooking camping packing list

Kelly and I were able to pack and get out of the apartment in 20 minutes after deciding to go to McKinney. When you know exactly what to bring, camping is way easier!

  • Tent, mallet & sleeping bag
  • Swimsuit, change of panties, long pants & sweatshirt for nighttime
  • Lighter, pocket knife, flashlight
  • Garbage bag
  • 2 gallons water
  • Fruit, veggies, bread, salt & pepper
  • Bug spray, sunscreen, hand sanitizer
  • Paper towels and plates if you're fancy!
  • First aid kit, or at least bandaids and antibiotic ointment
  • TOYS! Poi, Astrojax, frisbees, kites, squirt guns, bubbles, batons, water rafts!

Camping is my current favorite way to thought cleanse, what's yours?