It’s official – you can be anything you want to be. Oprah and I said so…

I tell my kids every morning and most nights when I say goodnight:  ‘You are awesome and you can be whatever you want to be!’ and I promise you I mean it with every fibre of my being and every inch of my knowing, which is troubling because I know my son wants desperately to be a dog-owner and is visualising it with glee! As I’ve taught them that their thoughts, strengthened by their emotional visualizations create their reality, it’s only a question of time before I’m walking a dog in the snow.

It’s strange then, that it took me so long to believe it about myself AND that after exploring the possibility of it being true and coming up with the hard and fast scientific facts that it IS indeed true, I still find myself doubting it at times.

OprahWe’ve even heard it from the rich and famous many times before! It is however a little tougher to believe the likes of Oprah, when she professes that the power she possesses is exactly the same power you were born with. She says she just believed it and put it into action.  Easy to do when you have your own full time chef, personal trainer, stylist and a Billion Dollar empire.  But, as it’s Oprah saying it, we respectfully sit up, listen and nod our heads knowingly until the commercial break, which is when life happens to you all over again.

So of course, the clip I posted below is from none other than our very own Oprah,  so get ready to do your knowing nod.  In true Oprah fashion she sums it up beautifully, eloquently and powerfully,  BUT before you click on the link and listen to one of the great Masters of our time, hear this:

As you are well aware, I am not Oprah. I am Laurene but, like Oprah, I am enough. I think big (sometimes grab-your-heart-and-hope-not-to-throw-up-from-sheer-terror big) and I believe that like Oprah, I am the creator of my Life Story. I am what I believe to be and I am POWERFUL, I am more than enough, my life is extraordinary and just by being on this planet, I am making it a better place. I am exactly where I’m supposed to be right now.

The same promise and power that lives in the eyes of a newborn baby and my amazing kids, still lives in me. My subconscious wanted to believe differently at times, but I have taken back control (sometimes only hanging on by my fingernails, whilst feeling madness descend!) and I have found my Power and it is thrilling to believe that the likes of Oprah and Jim Carrey have something in common with ME….we are ALL able to create our own destiny. If you don’t believe it yet, know that your mind, your past, your circumstances CAN change back to the purist Truth with which you were born and which still resides in you and can NEVER be destroyed.

Hey, stop reading this for a moment and have some fun….write down 20 dreams or desires you have (of used to have) for your life. Any 20 things that you dream of doing, having or being.

Don’t be realistic!!! Being realistic is what created your reality in the first place.  Be a kid again and dream of walking on the moon.

Have you done it? Could you get to 20? Did you have fun? Now listen to this…. it’s mind blowing: Experts from all over the world and across all the ages agree on one thing: There is nothing on that list that you do not have the power to achieve. You are not capable of having a desire that you are not capable of fulfilling….hence the fact that I have NO desire to sky dive!!! 🙂 How awesome is that! Think about it. You were put on this earth to literally live your dreams AND you came with the full instruction manual printed on your soul. Your mind might’ve just gotten in the way as life happened to you. You know, sometimes we should just lose our minds and jump straight back into our hearts. That, and of course learn and discover some easy tools to re-acquaint ourselves with our potential.

Here’s a little tip to get back in touch with the centre of your Being, where all your manuals and your Power are stored. Just change your mind by literally changing your mind. Change your inner self talk to only positive, powerful statements about yourself. Say: “I am supremely powerful and inside of me is all I need to make every one of my dreams come true”. Say it over and over again, many times a day. When you wake up, when you go to bed. When you believe it and especially say it when you don’t believe it. Focus only on the things you want and never give any thought to those things you wish to avoid or don’t want. Speak only in the positive, speak in the now and feed your POWER. Watch and enjoy miracles appear all over the place. You might even spot many of the many miracles that already exist in you life, which your mind is not letting you see.  You are literally changing the negative spiral of thoughts that are creating unwanted outcomes.

When you watch this link, remember that each and every desire you have, no matter how unrealistic they may seem, can be achieved. Oprah might just as well have been talking about you…

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Thank you Oprah for beautifully and caringly reminding us so often, of our infinite potential and power to create.  We owe you more than just a knowing nod.  I promise to take action, to believe and to create.

Live the POWER that IS YOU and watch your True Being come to life!!!

Love, always

Laurene

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Easy Success

Hi Everyone!

This is my mantra for today: Success is the natural order of the Universe. I am therefore going to go with this beautiful Universal flow and ride my wave of success, naturally and abundantly.

Success is defined by the lovely Debbie Poneman as “a progressive realisation of a worthy idea or goal”. This is fabulously awesome news! It means, in essence, that success is not a destination, but a journey. So I do not have to wait for the moment when a specific goal is reached, pat myself on the shoulder and then get comfortable in the knowing that my work here is done, because I am now successful. NO! It means that I am successful every minute of every day, because I am moving forward. Success is not measured by a bank account, how many Facebook friends you have, how well-behaved your children are (thank God, all the mothers sigh!). It is measured by how joyfully you are living right now! You want to feel successful? Look around. Look at how many goals you achieve daily by just being you. Be kind to yourself and your journey. Find abundance in every breath you take and see yourself as the successful miracle that you are.

To attract more opportunities into your life starts with knowing, really knowing, that you are exactly where you are supposed to be right now and that by just being here, you are a success.

Let’s look at some great successful public figures like Oprah, Ellen, Michelle Obama, to name just a few. Here’s a lovely bit of information. They were NOT born with an extra, special ‘success-gene’. They were just born. Just like you. Their success started the day they arrived on this beautiful earth. Just like you. Did they reach more visible goals than you? Maybe. Are they more successful? Only if you believe they are. Are they better than you? Nope. Can you be just as successful as they are? You probably are.

If you are living your dream and feel that there is nothing in life you would rather be doing right now, there is no-one on this Earth being more successful or contributing more to the abundance of this planet, than you. If you have a yearning for something more, the fact that you have the yearning is a clear sign that you are on a successful journey. You might not yet know what the goals on this journey will be exactly, but it does not mean that you are not a success.

There are many ways to gain clarity on your goals. Goals will shift during your life, or change completely. The magic lies in finding the abundance along your journey.

It’s easy to do! One small step at a time can make the sun shine brighter, miracles appear, and bring joy to your journey of success reaching one goal at a time. Connecting to the Power you were born with and re-acquainting yourself with your True Being is where the fun starts.

Live the POWER that IS YOU and watch your True Being come to life!!!

Love, always
Laurene

Gratitude

SpringIt’s a lovely crisp Spring morning, and it’s Monday. I am grateful for a brand new week filled with new miracles and phenomenal opportunities. But what I’m most excited about is that I made it through the weekend and still have my sanity and sense of humour in tact. I know this because I got up at 5:30 am to hit the gym and I made it through.

Let’s rewind a little and revisit the past weekend in the life and times of Laurene. It was a challenge to say the least. I have been on a remarkable journey of new discoveries and rediscoveries and these have most certainly seen me through. Revisiting and implementing the old trusted technique of Gratitude has carried me through and opened my eyes yet again to the beauty and power of the everyday and the now.

I have been so blessed to get well acquainted with the lovely Debra Poneman through her ‘Yes to Success’ series and I’m so excited to have her as a friend (she may not know me, but our souls have most certainly met). I have focussed my mind on being completely thankful for everything, and I mean EVERYTHING! The good, the (seemingly) bad and the (seemingly) ugly and what a blessing it has been. From writing a long specific list of things and people I am grateful for, to just saying random thank you’s during the day, to even crying my thank-you’s when I needed to, has been the nourishment for my soul. I can not tell you the difference it has made!

Here is the wonderful science behind this fabulous spiritual phenomena. When negative thoughts abound, a chemical reaction in the brain is triggered, which ‘feeds’ the psyche and like a very clever drug, it gets you addicted to its very short lived ‘high’. Soon, you are craving that feeling again and your mind shifts to seeing, saying or noticing something negative in or around you. Your brain reacts by giving you your fix of brain chemical and the ‘high’ is there, but just for a short while. We’ve all experienced this many times! Sitting with some friends and having a good old gossip about someone. In the moment, it feels pretty powerful and fun and usually comes with some laughs at their expense and a sense of bonding and a little exhilaration to boot. It could even just come from hating and reacting to your fellow drivers in rush hour traffic. A good old rant brings relief and makes us feel better, or so we think. What is actually happening is that we are feeding our addiction of negativism with brain chemicals that give us a short lived little ‘high’, but then makes us crash and feel completely disempowered, depressed and deflated.

Thankfully, that can be reversed!! With gratitude and I mean a conscious decision to be grateful for EVERYTHING, good and bad, you literally reprogram your brain to release happy chemicals like Serotonin, that don’t give you a false ‘high’, they empower you to live your reality with joy, happiness and power! Gratitude hands you back your POWER! The rush hour will still be the rush hour, you’ll still get together with friends, but the stories change…drastically. Your vibration is instantly lifted which in turn attracts high vibrations into your life and the cycle of dependence on the negative, is broken! In fact a new dependence is formed, a dependence on feeling the effects of being positive, which I’ll succumb to any day.

Yesterday, I still felt lonely and sad and I cried, but by ‘crying’ my gratitude an amazing thing happened. My sad tears turned to tears of thankfulness. My focus shifted from myself to others and I started wishing blessings on them and feeling thankful for being able to bless others. It made me feel GOOD! My vibration lifted, I felt it! I spent the rest of the day falling easily into thankfulness and I reclaimed my POWER over the stuff in my life and my True Being was able to shine through and hold my hand through the rest of my day. Consciously celebrate your life, from the taste of your coffee this morning, to the miracle of Spring having sprung and the love that surrounds you that we take for granted so very easily.

Today I am grateful for what is, what will be and my POWER to create my dream life. I am most thankful for not being a slave to negativity. I commit to breaking my addiction to the negative and the false ‘high’ it brings. ‘Everything happens for me, not to me’ is what Byron Katie says. It will be my motto for today and always!

Live the POWER that IS YOU and watch your True Being come to life!!!

Love always
Laurene