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Happiness is like jam. You can’t spread it around with getting a little on yourself.
“Overwhelment is about you not being up to speed with what you told the Universe that you want. The Universe is yielding to you. You’re just not ready to receive it right now.”
 
-Abraham
“”Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”
 
-A. A. Milne
“You are just a few laughs away from letting a whole lot of good stuff in. You are just a few kisses away from letting a whole lot of good stuff in. You are just a little bit of relief away from letting a whole lot of good stuff in.”
 

-Abraham

It’s Christmas Eve last December.  We had friends over and hung out, talked, baked Snickerdoodle cookies and chocolate chip muffins for Santa, ate good food, drank raw hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows by a roaring fire, and watched “The Year Without A Santa Claus” on a projector that Philippe hooked up in the playroom.  The tree glistened at us through French doors as we cuddled on the couch with our little ones and listened to the Heat Miser sing his infamous song.  Phoenix, our 23 month old, was mesmerized by the movie on the projector since he hasn’t ever watched TV (we don’t have one) as Sagey, our four-year-old, kept asking “Is the Heat Miser real?”

 

After our friends left, we sat by the fire some more and read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” aloud as the kids opened one gift each. 

 

Then upstairs we went for bedtime routines and lots of dawdling, procrastination, and questions about when I thought Santa would be coming.

 

As I nursed Phoenix to sleep that night, I realized how much I love anticipation.  How much I thrive on the thought OF something—as much or even more so than the actual something.  The energy and excitement that flowed through my body on that Christmas Eve was palpable—I was tuning into the energy and excitement of not only my three children, but many children around the world as they squealed in delight at the thought of Santa coming down the chimney to pay them a visit. 

 

And then it occurred to me that this is precisely what Abraham (Abraham-hicks.com) is talking about when she discusses being happy now—no matter whether what you want has happened, or not.  When she explains that you have to get happy first in order for “the thing” to happen, and not the other way around.  When she describes in countless ways that it is our “work” to simply find joy, and from joy, our goals will be attained—not the other way around.

 

It occurred to me at this moment, after many years of manifesting things that I want effortlessly (applying myself with focused work but not trying hard or “efforting”–there is a big difference), why it is that I am blessed to find it so easy. 

 

I had never really had words for it until this night—this magical Christmas eve, when I had the realization that I don’t ever wait for something to occur to “be happy.”  I am happy now, in anticipation of whatever it is that’s on its way.  And I know it’s on its way.  I know unequivocally.  It may not show up in exactly the way that I have envisioned, but it WILL show up. 

 

When my ex-husband and I were separated, he said to me once in anger “I hope you find someone who makes you happy!”  to which I responded:  “I am happy now.  I am already happy.  I don’t need anyone to make me happy.”  And I meant it.

 

This was a pivotal moment in our 18 year relationship because as I said these words, my ex-husband got even angrier, and the cavernous gap between us grew even larger. 

 

It became crystal clear to me that he absolutely did not get me, or have any idea what I was talking about.  It was a sad, validating, and deeply emotional moment.  And one I will always remember.  Not only because it clarified where we had journeyed to in our very long-term relationship, but because it defined for me the essence of what I would later teach to many thousands of people—the art of manifesting–or allowing what you want into your life. 

 

So practice now.  Why not?   It’s easy.  Just think of something that makes you happy, and hold that thought.  As the energy of your thought envelopes you, you immediately begin to magnetize to yourself more of that same energy.  And with that positive energy defining your experience and therefore you in this moment, whatever it is that you want to come into your life will do so, effortlessly.

 

You are a magnet.  So powerful, so strong.  But choose wisely.  What are you magnetizing to yourself right now with that thought?

“Don’t let the past steal your present.”
 

Cherralea Morgen

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
 

Judy Garland

“It is better to displease people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.”
 

William J. H. Boetcker

“Always show the you in you that makes you the you that you are.”
 
Chidinma Obietikponah?
. “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”?
 

Wayne Dyer?

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Super-mom Kim Cherelli

 

WOW!! Supermom of the month.    I was shocked to say the least when Taylor mentioned she wanted me to be her super mom of the month.  Me?  I never thought there was anything super about me.  I’m as average as average is, nonetheless I was and am honored to be thought of.

 

I met Taylor a year ago during Teacher Training at Prana Power Yoga.  I was instantly drawn to her energy and knew I was in the right place.  I didn’t know why I decided to become a yoga instructor nor did I know what I was getting into.  You see prior to signing up for the 8 week teacher training I think I practiced yoga about a dozen times.  I woke up one day and said “ I think I’d like to be a yoga instructor”  I proceeded to ask my yoga instructor at BSC how one goes about becoming an instructor.  She told me about Prana and here I am a whole year later.  I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for other than the fact I was looking for “something” the something that yoga instructors have.  I’m learning every day and I’m a work in progress but this is a journey and I am excited to see where it takes me.  The teacher training was an emotional and beautiful experience.  As quickly as the thought popped into my head to become a yoga instructor the same happened for my understanding why.  I’m understanding I am where I am suppose to be right now at this moment.  Stress is not as prevalent as before and I’m understanding people a bit better.

 

So, a lil about me.  I’m a single mom of one 18 year old son.  I don’t consider myself any different than the next mother. I never found raising a child difficult because it came naturally to me. .  I raised him simply the way I wanted to be treated.  I always knew I wanted to be a mother. I was 24 when I found out I was pregnant and afraid to tell my mother.  I knew what she would say or better yet the look or her face would tell me how disappointed she was.  Most people know my situation and how my son was the result of an abusive relationship, however I wouldn’t have change a thing.  I had to go through that for my son to be born.  If I didn’t then he wouldn’t have been born and I can’t imagine my life without him.  People congratulate me for being a single mom  my son does too but I don’t think I deserve any special credit.  Putting aside all my heartache and struggles in my life, it’s nothing compared to what some are going through.  I do count my blessings and I feel blessed to have been given this gift of motherhood.  There are those who want children and can’t   I am so very thankful and I can’t say it enough…..It’s truly a blessing.

“where you are at this moment is where you are suppose to be”

Sending love and light to all

Kim Cherelli