Spiritual

5 AFFIRMATIONS TO PROPEL YOU TOWARDS SUCCESS

Time is precious. Nobody understands this more than the many people who shed tears over missed opportunities every day. When we’re young, life feels like an infinite frontier. It feels like the future is far away, and we can afford to take detours as we wait for our dreams to eventually come true. That is, until life happens. Until time flies, as it naturally does, and in the blink of an eye, the future that once seemed distant somehow ends up in the rear-view mirror. Leaving us with nothing to show for lapsed years but disappointment.

It’s Not Over:
     The guilt of lost time can feel devastating. However, wrestling with regret doesn’t mean that you’ve reached the end of t! he road. On the contrary, no matter how much time you think you may have lost, it truly never is too late to become the person you want to be. All you have to do is pick yourself back up – and try again. Just because you made some mistakes before, doesn’t mean you have to give up on what you want to achieve in life. Just because you’ve faced tragedy in the past as well, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to know the joy of realizing success. As long as you have breath in your lungs, it’s still possible to hope. It’s still possible to work. It’s still possible to fight for what you want. So do it. Try. Because it doesn’t really matter how you started the race, or how long you might take to finish it. The only thing that matters is whether you finish the race strong. If you need some help remembering to keep hope alive, here are five affirmations to recite in the mirror every day:

     I. “My Strength is Greater Than Any Struggle.”
     What doesn’t kill you, can only make you stronger. Always remember that every challenge you’ve survived in the past has equipped you with resilience. Don’t take this fact for granted. Draw from the strength of your past survival in order to overcome the challenges of the future.

     II. “I Choose Faith Over Fear.”
     How you feel determines the focus of your thoughts, what you think about determines the course of your actions, and the actions you repeat establish patterns of behavior. If you expect to make consequential decisions or execute successful behavior, embrace faith and optimism as a core guiding emotion. Fear paralyses. Faith encourages! .

     III. “Success is in My Future.”
Whether or not you realize it, self-fulfilling prophecies are an important ingredient of positive reinforcement. If you confess success into your life, especially before it happens, you will position yourself psychologically to possess success when it finally manifests.

     IV. “I am Becoming a Better Version of Myself One Day at a Time.”
     Ambition is a trait which must never fade from your character. Reciting this affirmation encourages you to challenge yourself relentlessly. It reminds you to take stock of whether you’re working to evolve. The more you l! earn and grow, the more effective your decisions become.

     V. “Every Day is filled with New Possibilities.”
     It’s important to learn from the past, but don’t get so obsessed with reflection that you end up living in it. Progress is about seizing on momentum. It’s about being kinetic and using every fresh start to accomplish new goals. Instead of being complacent, use every new day to add on to your legacy.

To quote Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.” The plans you make in life may not always fall into place as expected, but that doesn’t mean you ! should throw in the towel. It matters if you keep trying. It matters if you keep hope alive. Because to be honest, the only victories worth celebrating in life, are those we fight valiantly for.

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WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER DOUBT THAT GOD LOVES YOU

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord,” (Romans 8:38-39).

God loves you. It sounds cliché doesn’t it? It’s a phrase that people say so often it seems to fade into the background whenever we hear it. But it’s important to listen. It’s important to pay attention and recognize how profound and relevant these three words actually are. God loves you. In all of His wisdom. In all of His might. The God who ignited the sun, and filled the oceans. The very God who forged this universe into existence with the mere sound of His voice. He knows you, and yes, He loves you.

You’d better Believe It:

It’s intimidating sometimes to imagine that this could be true. After all, humanity is flawed. How could God possibly love us when our lives are so full of sin and turmoil? The answer is simple. God’s love is not something to be earned. It is a gift. It’s a gift He has chosen to give us fully and freely, purely because we are His divine creation. It is a gift He has chosen to give us fully and freely, in spite of our shortcomings. God may have spoken the world into existence, but He took the time to form us from clay with His bare hands. God didn’t just create humanity, He made us in His own image and blessed us with purpose. Scripture says He called us to “be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth,” (Gen! esis 1:28).

God doesn’t regard you as some broken person. There’s nothing disgraceful about you in His sight. On the contrary, you are His masterpiece. You are the crown-jewel of all His extraordinary creation. Scars, regrets, and all. This is why His love for you is unconditional. This is why there is nothing you could possibly do, and there is no circumstance so horrible, that you could ever be separated or cut off from His love. No matter what you may be going through, remember this promise and know that God will never abandon or reject you. Be bold in your faith. Be confident in your prayer. Take hope in the fact that God’s love for you is unbreakable, and choose to love The Lord in equal measure. Having a successful walk with God isn’t about being picture-perfect. It’s about understanding that even when you make mistakes or go through difficult times, God still loves you. If you can choose! to love Him in kind, throughout the good and the bad, you will find inner peace and fullness of joy. For “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose,” (Romans 8:28).

If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative workshops and events listed on our website and social media. Whether you’re interested in spiritual growth, or overall personal development, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how RISE Programs can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.

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WHY SHOULD YOU NEVER DOUBT THAT GOD LOVES YOU

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord,” (Romans 8:38-39).

God loves you. It sounds cliché doesn’t it? It’s a phrase that people say so often it seems to fade into the background whenever we hear it. But it’s important to listen. It’s important to pay attention and recognize how profound and relevant these three words actually are. God loves you. In all of His wisdom. In all of His might. The God who ignited the sun, and filled the oceans. The very God who forged this universe into existence with the mere sound of His voice. He knows you, and yes, He loves you.

You’d better Believe It:

It’s intimidating sometimes to imagine that this could be true. After all, humanity is flawed. How could God possibly love us when our lives are so full of sin and turmoil? The answer is simple. God’s love is not something to be earned. It is a gift. It’s a gift He has chosen to give us fully and freely, purely because we are His divine creation. It is a gift He has chosen to give us fully and freely, in spite of our shortcomings. God may have spoken the world into existence, but He took the time to form us from clay with His bare hands. God didn’t just create humanity, He made us in His own image and blessed us with purpose. Scripture says He called us to “be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth,” (Gen! esis 1:28).

God doesn’t regard you as some broken person. There’s nothing disgraceful about you in His sight. On the contrary, you are His masterpiece. You are the crown-jewel of all His extraordinary creation. Scars, regrets, and all. This is why His love for you is unconditional. This is why there is nothing you could possibly do, and there is no circumstance so horrible, that you could ever be separated or cut off from His love. No matter what you may be going through, remember this promise and know that God will never abandon or reject you. Be bold in your faith. Be confident in your prayer. Take hope in the fact that God’s love for you is unbreakable, and choose to love The Lord in equal measure. Having a successful walk with God isn’t about being picture-perfect. It’s about understanding that even when you make mistakes or go through difficult times, God still loves you. If you can choose! to love Him in kind, throughout the good and the bad, you will find inner peace and fullness of joy. For “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose,” (Romans 8:28).

If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative workshops and events listed on our website and social media. Whether you’re interested in spiritual growth, or overall personal development, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how RISE Programs can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHY YOU EXIST

If you asked anyone knowledgeable how many people currently inhabit our planet, they would easily approximate a figure of around 7.4 billion people. If you went ahead and asked those very same experts why these 7.4 billion people inhabit this planet… you would probably get an overwhelmed chuckle. Answering the question of why we’re here, why we exist, can spawn an endless stream of theories and conjecture. Truth be told, the answer isn’t necessarily all that complicated. Out of everything humanity could possibly strive for, when all is said and done, we exist to do achieve one prime ideal – that is, to love.

There isn’t a person on this planet who can live without love. No doubt we can certainly function without it. We can exist without love. But a lifetime spent without sharing and receiving love is the hollowest reality a person can endure. Love enriches our relationships. It inspires kindness and compassion. It compels us to think beyond our individual interests and commune with one another as a society. A world without love wouldn’t just translate into conflict, it would be a world devoid of the aspiration and progress that makes life worth living.

Simply defined, love is a feeling of fondness and affection which generates endearment, attachment and intimacy. In daily practice, our instinctive characterization of love tends to be narrow. Mention the word love and people likely conjure up images of relationships with family, spouses or romantic partners. However, love as an emotion reaches farther, and is more complex, than what we immediately assume. Ancient Greek philosophy classified love into four prominent forms:

Agape (Divine/Unconditional Love): This is a universal, transcendent type of love that is unselfish. It is love drawn from the soul and motivates spiritual connection. Agape love is distinct because of its unselfish nature. It encourages people to care for someone, or something, without expecting any reward.

Storge (Familial Love): This is a natural type of love that hinges on the relationship between parents and children. It is love drawn from the instinctual connection between people who share lineage. Familial love forms an extraordinary bond because of how interdependent family members usually are on one another.

Philia (Friendship): This is a social type of love that hinges on goodwill. It is love motivated by loyalty and mutual interests. Unlike other more intimate forms of love, friendship is founded on a meeting of the minds. Friends develop love for one another when their values and lifestyles correspond.

Eros (Romantic Love): This is a passionate type of love that is romantic in nature. Eros is motivated by physical attraction and sensual desire. Eros focuses on physical beauty and the general appeal of a person’s personality.

In some way or another, love in all its forms is the force behind every good thing that humanity is capable of. Without agape love we would never know what it means to exercise faith. We would have no appetite for creativity or talent. No capacity to love just for the sake of loving. Without familial love we wouldn’t know what it means to care about anyone unconditionally. We would only ever engage with each other for personal gain. Without friendship we wouldn’t know what it means to have society. We would be confined to routines of loneliness and withdrawal. Without romance, there would be no sex or marriage. Families would never form, nor would humanity procreate.

Love feeds every dimension of our lives. Whether it’s love for God, love for people, love for the work we do, love for our hobbies, love for the food we eat, love for the clothes we wear, and so on. Everyone needs – and deserves – the joy and sense of fulfillment that springs from love. If you are fortunate enough to experience love in all its forms without any limitations, learn to appreciate that privilege. If it is in your power to give love to others in any of its forms, don’t hesitate. The more love we put out into the world as individuals, the more it radiates across society and encourages others to share it in kind. Check out more of RISE Programs’ Blogs for helpful advice on healthy living, and remember to spread the word by sharing this post. If you like what you just re! ad from our blog, you’ll love the various informative workshops and events listed on our website and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how RISE Programs can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.

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DISCERNMENT

Discernment is a spiritual ability that profoundly impacts every area of our lives. Simply put, discernment is the intuitive capacity to decide between truth and error, right and wrong, or good and bad. It is probably one of the most powerful yet misunderstood tools in our arsenal of spiritual gifts.

The English dictionary defines discernment as follows:

“The ability to judge well. It is perception in the absence of judgement with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding.” (Google, [Def.1], n.d.)

One of the reasons why discernment is so misunderstood is because jealous and insecure people often operate from suspicion, but call their paranoia discernment. They are consumed with looking for the negative and obsessing over it. However discernment is entirely different from suspicion. Discernment is produced from a place of wisdom and peace. Suspicion on the other hand springs from a place of fear and condemnation.

Here are three ways that discernment can impact your life:

1.       It acts as a means of protection, guarding us from deception by any who would seek to harm us. It protects us from being misled by information that is harmful or distracting to the life we intend to create.

2.       Discernment also acts as an instrument of healing and compassion when exercised correctly. People can use this ability to diagnose the spiritual and emotional needs of others, to strengthen relational connections, or to improve communication in a way that prevents conflict.

3.       Finally, discernment serves as a catalyst to spiritual development. Proverbs 14:6 says “The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning” (Holy Bible, New International Version). A true seeker of wisdom, growth and success is always hungry to learn, but without discernment, it is impossible to distinguish between useful and useless knowledge.

Develop Your Discernment:

Here is a simple exercise you can do to hone and master your spiritual gift of discernment. Set some time apart – at least 15 uninterrupted minutes. Once you are in this private space, start exercising your discernment by choosing one specific person to mediate on. Intentionally focus on that person until you have clearly identified what it is about them you desire to understand in your mind. Take your time and instead of generalizing, concentrate intently on one specific area about them that needs discernment. During this time, you should intentionally seek to discover what is hindering any growth and advancement in that one area, then, identify what can be done to bring life, growth, or change into that area. Once you can see a viable solution, ask yourself what specific things you are willing and able to do in order to help. Lastly, take action from what you discerned. As you do this more and more, you will! find that your accuracy and effectiveness keep growing.

References

Discernment [Def. 1]. (n.d.). In Dictionary. Google LLC. Retrieved Thursday, December 28, 2017.

Richard Martinez

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THE SPIRITUAL WORLD IS ANOTHER WORLD FULL OF UNSEEN TREASURES

There is more to the human body than our physical form. Each of us also possesses a spirit and soul.

Just as our bodies are in direct contact with the natural world, our spirits are in direct contact with the spiritual world at all times. This is to say that you exist in two worlds at the same time. In turn, this means that you also have spiritual senses that can be used and developed.

In the same way our physical senses of hearing, sight, touch, taste and smell perceive what occurs in the natural world, our spiritual senses discern phenomena that occur in the spiritual world. We can actually train our senses to discern spiritual things and these spiritual things can help us in our daily lives.

Learning to harness your spiritual capabilities is a necessary discipline because our natural human thought patterns are incapable of directly recognizing the spiritual. Communication of spiritual realities must take place on the level of the Spirit. We can receive solutions to problems, creative ideas and establish better connection with anyone through discernment of spiritual phenomena.

Understanding Spiritual Principles

Understanding things like visions, dreams and impressions can propel your life to another level of happiness and success. You will learn to recognize and utilize spiritual information, ideas, solutions, invention and more. You will learn to recognize and receive epiphanies. Mastering your spiritual sense will feel like having a divine download of insights, guidance, confidence, and more. Most people have a hard time distinguishing between their own imagination and their spiritual eyesight. However any person can learn to sense supernatural impressions upon our spirits through stirrings, nudges, words, spiritual pictures, burdens, and unction’s.

Here is a personal example of how developing your spiritual awareness can benefit your life and those around you. One day I was with a client for a one-on-one session. This client has a business and has been successful for over 15 years. The client wanted to take their business to the next level of profit, which is why they came to RISE Programs. During our session I started getting images in my mind about their business. As my client answered my questions I started having visions of them growing their business through a specific strategy. It’s like I saw a movie in my mind about their future. Because I have trained my senses, I have an awareness and a confidence to know when it’s something important or not. I have learned spiritual language and how to use what I see and hear for the benefit all. After seeing these images and visions I began to share with my client the strategy I saw for their business. I di! dn’t tell them I was getting my ideas from a vision in the spiritual realm, I just shared the strategy and it amazed them to the point of tears. This idea and strategy was beyond me and how I normally think. It was so powerful and effective for their business and also did something very profound to them personally. I thank God for these revelations.

Application:

For the next few days I want you to journal the images, words, impressions, burdens, nudges that push you towards helping you or someone else. Even if you do not understand what the images mean, just keep a log of everything. For now I want you to begin to become more aware.

3 Steps to become more aware of the spiritual realm:

1.       Ask – Ask God to speak to you for the good of your decisions and of others. To speak to you through mental images, visions and dreams. Pray and personally commit to do the next step.

2.       Seek – Throughout the day when you have a need for solutions or ideas, expect to see visions. They could be in the form of words, images, numbers etc. but they will be in visual form projected on the mental screen in your mind.

3.       Write it down – As you receive images, write down what you saw in your mind, and what was happening to you when you received them. What were you doing? Who was around you? What were you talking about? Record all these things as soon as possible so you don’t forget anything.

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HOW CAN YOU TELL WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE WALKS WITH GOD

How can you tell whether or not someone walks with God?

Know them by their fruits

Spirituality can feel like a maze. There are millions of people in this world who practice a countless number of faiths. Even when people share the same religion, it’s often the case that they fragment into even more varied denominations or schools of thought within their mutual faith. Each person has their own spiritual perspective, and it’s informed by the unique way that they encounter the world over time. This is what makes finding the right belief system complicated. It is understandably difficult to identify the truth from such an assortment of viewpoints. So how exactly can we tell who, or what, is right? How can we weed through all the confusion to find substance?

I have personally worked alongside many different types of people and confronted a kaleidoscope of different beliefs. I have learned that whether I think they are wrong or right, people generally have their own legitimate reasons for believing what they believe. Everyone has a unique life story, and from this life story springs our individual belief systems which we rely on in life. I have also learned that there are many beliefs which others possess that I may not necessarily share. However these very beliefs ultimately produce good results when applied. Based on this understanding, I have learnt to judge what is true, not from which religion a person is in, but from the outcomes of their actions. I focus on what is right rather than who is right.

How do I know what is “right”? How do I know what is “true”? How do I know whose advice to give more weight to? That is where I apply this verse below.

Matthew 7:16-20

“You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”

These simple words spoken by Jesus Christ contain one of the most universal philosophical principles whether or not you identify as Christian. If you ever experience confusion in matters of faith, the best way to figure out the truth, or to figure out what works, is to analyze the fruits of those who either practice or profess said faith. Religion that gives rise to bad fruit such as hatred, oppression, or ignorance is a lie. On the other hand religion that gives rise to good fruit such as love, community and empowerment is the truth. So many claim to have a relationship with God, but personifying this faith is the only way to have a genuine walk with God. Does their lifestyle actually show their faith? Do they live in a way that consistently produces desirable results? This is what Christ meant by bearing fruit. What does their belief system produce? If you can see ! that their fruit is good, it speaks something about their tree and the roots they have. When we see someone living a life that has morals, values, service, success, and more, this speaks to the validity and reliability of their beliefs.

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4 TIPS TO ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON

Happy Holidays! Or is it? As the holiday season heads to a climax, I can’t help but see, feel, and experience the intense swing of emotions that people around me are going through.

On one hand, many are excited about celebrating. They become child-like about all the Christmas lights and decorations; enthusiastic to see gleeful faces when gifts are opened; anticipating the fun of being with friends and family; and of course, they become hungry for all the great food! One the other hand however, there is a deep sadness, fear, anxiety, and anger that grips a lot of people too during the holiday season. So many are reminded of the loss of loved ones; the stress of the busy season; fear or anger of having to be around certain people at parties; or anxiety about buying gifts when there is already debt and weight-gained from all the good food. Some even have to share their kids because of divorce and so on.

Both good and bad emotions are experienced during the Holiday Season, and it can be very intense for many of us. Which begs the question, what can we do to set ourselves up to enjoy the season more?

Here are 4 Simple tips to help you during the Holiday Season:

1.       Forgive, and enjoy your time:

Forgiveness is healing for your body, soul and spirit. Our past can become a prison. Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you agree with any injustices you may have suffered before. On the contrary, forgiveness is a decision to break beyond the pain of betrayal by letting go of the emotional ties that weigh us down with regret.

To start your path towards healing, write the names of the people you need to forgive today. Write down what they did or didn’t do. If it happens to be yourself whom you need to forgive, write down what you did or didn’t do. Now choose to whole-heartedly forgive and receive forgiveness. Speak it out loud, and allow yourself to internalize this confession. If you need to repeat it a few times in order to really get it out of your heart, then do so. Forgive so you can sincerely enjoy the Holiday Season.

2.       Don’t accumulate debt because of Gift Spending:

Expectations for holiday presents seem to grow every year, and that’s one more thing that makes the holidays expensive. Somehow in attempts to top last year’s exchange, you end up swiping your card more than usual. MagnifyMoney did a holiday debt survey and found that during last year’s holiday season, Americans took on an average of $1,003 in debt, and this amount has increased consistently from previous years.

Here are 3 tips to cut costs for your holiday shopping:

·         Set a spending limit for each person

·         Only spend what you have in your account

·         Don’t buy yourself anything

3.       Don’t make Alcohol the focal point

It’s party season! Whether it’s with family, workplace or among friends. With all these celebrations inevitably comes the opportunity to indulge in alcohol. This is all fun and good until someone gets out of hand and creates a problem that can’t be ignored. If you can’t have a good time without some liquid courage, you just might end up hurting yourself and those around you. Beware not to permanently attach enjoyment in life to alcohol. This is a sure way to rob yourself of the satisfaction of simple pleasures. After all, it’s the little things in life that count the most, and if you aren’t sober enough to enjoy them, life will pass you by.

If you are likely to drive at any point during your festivities, make sure not to drink. If you aren’t the designated driver, set a limit for yourself anyways. Be honest with yourself as well. If you know you need help keeping things under control, let someone else know your limit to keep yourself accountable. You don’t need to have a drink glued to your hand all night to have a good time. And above all, remember why you’re doing this.

4.       Exercise and Watch your diet more carefully during Holiday Season

So many gain weight during the holiday season because they think, “It’s the Holiday Season, I’ll diet after the New Year!” So many make the mistake of making Thanksgiving and Christmas a week of feasting instead of a one-day indulgence. We must change our perspective and instead of piling your plate with things that don’t really satisfy you, pick food that gives you true enjoyment. Another tip is to start with a broth-based soup or salad, then move on to lean protein so that by the time you reach all the sweets, all you will need is a few bites to feel satisfied. Another good idea is to “pre-eat” something with protein and vegetables so you don’t easily overindulge.

These are not laws or rules to be a killjoy. They are tips to help set you up for a great holiday and a strong start to the New Year. Be present, be healthy and nothing will stop you from being able to enjoy yourself.

Happy Holidays!

 

Richard Martinez

Intl. Transformation Expert

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HOW TO GET RID OF BAD LUCK

Luck
A force that brings good fortune, or adversity: the events or circumstances that operate for, or against, an individual

Good Luck
Favoring chance or outcome

Bad Luck
An unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

Have you noticed there are some people who always seem to have good luck? Things just automatically go well for them constantly! They enjoy a ridiculous abundance of good fortune, they are successful in matters of love, successful in their careers, secure in their finances, and are just generally happy. Yet these people don’t seem to work particularly hard, nor do they possess extraordinary intelligence or other gifts.

Why?

Then of course there are those who experience the opposite. Some people repeatedly fail despite their efforts and talents. No matter how much they have, or what they own, they never really enjoy life. They are never satisfied. Lack seems to hound them, even though they work hard. It’s as if they exist under a dark cloud or a curse. They feel helpless and really don’t know what to do differently to gain control.
Why?

Luck is…
“A force that brings good fortune or adversity”

What is this “force?”
It’s what you choose to feed your mind…
It’s called your mindset!

What we chose to put into our minds, and what we think about has a huge impact on how effectively we live our lives. Our thoughts are much more powerful than most people seem to understand. We each have a choice as to what to internalize mentally. Some people choose to focus on the poisonous thoughts of pressure, intimidation and expectations. Others however choose to focus on the empowering thoughts of potential, possibilities and success. What we choose to establish in our minds will manifest as actions and determine what we begin to experience in our lives.

Think about solutions, think about capability, think about positivity, think about what you want to become and where you want to go. Many people spend their entire lives reacting to what they don’t want to be, instead of responding to their individual callings. Fix your eyes on the prize rather than the problems and obstacles.

It is more accurate to think of “BAD LUCK” as a negative attitude. “BAD LUCK” comes from a bad attitude, and a bad attitude comes from bad thoughts. A “bad luck” mentality may overcome a person because of certain attitudes they developed during childhood. It may be the result of living in an environment of lack and defeat, negative self-images and low self-esteem.

GOOD LUCK vs. BAD LUCK
This really is about the contrast between two attitudes:

BAD LUCK: One of fear, anxiety, worry, and greed.
GOOD LUCK: One of confidence, hope, peace, and trust.

BAD LUCK —————  GOOD LUCK
Worry                                       Peace
Anxiety                                     Relaxation
Greed                                        Trust
Panic                                         Joy
Out of control                    Sense of dominion
Fear                                           Confidence

Mindsets and tools to set you up for consistent GOOD LUCK

  • Expect Good – HOPE
  • Dream Big and have Purpose
  • Reject Superstitions and False beliefs about self
  • Maximize Opportunities and Work Hard
  • Stay Grateful
  •  Relax
  • Deal with bad luck – Power of Focus
  • Be a Giver
  • Visualization
  • Affirmations
  • Increasing Luck Through Spirituality and Prayer

Richard Martinez
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5 SIMPLE WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR SPIRIT

  1. Be a Giver

There is a spiritual principle that I call, “you get by giving”. Give your time, self and wealth and watch how it opens up your life to good things!

When we hoard and dam the blessings in our lives we are in danger of becoming spiritually stagnant, emotionally detached, and intellectually cynical. Resolve to break up the dam and let blessings flow like a river. The freshness is in the flow.

  1. Be Thankful

Seek, identify and be grateful for the good that is in your life and in the life of those you love. Too often we go through life oblivious to the good that comes flowing into our lives.

  1. Use Your Words to Build

I understand that life isn’t always positive, fair or peaceful. I am not saying that we should be in denial about the negative things in our lives. What I am challenging and encouraging you do is to confront and overcome the problems with a positive victorious mindset. Learn to respond with things that will edify and bring life rather than to react with words that destroy and divide. The lifestyle of grumbling, complaining, judging and criticizing will stunt and destroy your happiness and growth. The lifestyles that speak words that encourage, exhort, and are positivity produce, peace, passion and power. Speak words that edify, encourage and comfort!

May the Lord bless you and protect you.

May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.

May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace

(Numbers 6:24-26).

  1. Meditate

I myself often mediate on the bible because it’s loaded with verses of comfort, encouragement, and wisdom. Find something that builds, inspires, strengthens, and challenges you and mediate on it until it because a part of your mindset. Whether in the morning when you wake up, during your lunch break, or before you go to sleep, take five to 10 minutes to meditate each day.

  1. Forgive

Forgive yourself and others. Whether real or perceived it’s real to you, therefore if someone has hurt or wronged you in any way cleanse yourself through the power of forgiveness. If you have done wrong and feel bad about it, know that guilt, shame and self condemnation will not help you in any way that is good. Understand that every stage of inner growth is good and is nurtured by God, but when it’s time to move on, don’t hesitate to forgive yourself.

Richard Martinez

Transformation Expert

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