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The Vow ... and my own Power Prayer For 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

I read this article through Louise Hay's website - from Debbie Ford - here's the link should you wish to read her ritual for the New Year
... I simply love these affirmations/vows below...


My life is worth a billion blessings to all those I meet on my journey.

I am the heaven and all that exists in the sky above.

I am the vastness of my greatest thought and the infinite power that sources and sustains the entire universe.

On this day, I will remember who I am, what I am here for and why I chose the experiences that have come into my path this past year.

Today, I promise to leave the smallness of my darkest thoughts and melt with open arms into the never-ending, all-powerful love of my highest self.

Today, I surrender into the open arms of the new year, allowing each day of the upcoming year to surprise, comfort and nourish my soul's deepest desires.

I vow to return to the spark of the divine and use my power to light up the world.

This year, I will give to others what I want back for myself.

If I want love, I will find ways to love each and every person I come across.

If I want peace, I will think peaceful thoughts, say peaceful words and pray for peace for all those who are living in chaos, including myself.

If I want success, I will work diligently to help those around me succeed. I will stay focused, do my absolute best and seek excellence in everything I do.

If I want respect, I will begin by respecting life and all that comes with it. I will respect those around me and those who work hard to make this planet a better place. I will respect the earth, my body, my past and the gifts that I hold and I will surrender judgment for reverence.
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I begin by releasing my worries and doubts about the manifestation of these dreams. I open my heart, mind, and arms to receive all the good that the universe offers me now.


I am safe. I am happy and healthy.

I have come to truly appreciate my body for the temple it is... my 'home'.

I commit to providing it with the best nutrition and exercise to build my strength and definition. I enjoy the daily ritual of feeding my mind/body and spirit - in balance.

I have faith, hope and patience. I am in LOVE and elated by my renewed passion for my love life and career. I feel fulfilled in every way.

I am a student of life - learning new skills that increase my income and expand my choices in my career path. My financial needs are all taken care of. I let go of the worry and chasing, and bask in the KNOWING that all is well in my world.

I know that my every choice has guided me to this amazing year and I am so grateful to the Universe for fulfilling my every dream in 2012!

A life filled with health, joy, peace, faith and most of all, filled with LOVE from my wonderful life partner, my soulmate.

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In the way of the Secret - Ask, Believe, Receive ... and so it is!

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NATNOEL 12/31/2011 7:08AM

    I just signed up for a course by Debbie Ford, called......The Best Year Of Your Life.
It is a 52 week course, 1 lesson a week, on the web site The Daily OM.
Sounds like you are in a really good place in your life and you are going to have an awesome year!

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*MADHU* 12/31/2011 3:08AM

    emoticon emoticonfor sharing!
Wishing you a wonderful New Year ahead!

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 12/30/2011 10:20AM

    Good luck with staying focused and reaching all your goals and more. Hoping you enjoy a fantastic and interesting 2012 +Mark...

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/30/2011 10:11AM

    Thank you for sharing these. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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Setting Intentions for 2012 (a shared exercise)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I found this in one of my messages and felt it came at the perfect time given my current state of affairs... With 3 days left this year, it's time to reflect and set intentions for the New Year ahead...

I'd like to share the exercise with you in case it's something you'd like to try.

"Each year I suggest this process and have found it a miraculous exercise for my own life. You start by asking yourself four questions...

1. What do I want this year in my personal life
2. What do I want this year for my financial life
3. What do I want this year for my business life
4. What do I want this year for my spiritual life

Then you write your answers. I feel into my body to identify in my heart what I am being drawn to create for the year. The MOST IMPORTANT part is to write it as if it has already happened. As an example / template, here is an excerpt of what I wrote for the category of personal for 2011:

"The deep flow I felt this year allowed new business ventures to come to me that expanded my financial wellbeing to a great degree, enabling new homes, adventures and sharing. This new energy flow also expanded my ability to take time for myself despite a hectic big life. I was able to hold the tension of "doing" with "being" that aligned me in new areas of physical health, strength and endurance. As a result a more feminine version of me showed up this year, one that can putter and move at a pace that is both safe and sane for myself and everyone associated with me. Life has become wondrous, lovely, graceful and open and I am so grateful to this year 2011... THANK YOU"

You get the idea... write it as if it has already happened AND makes sure you include how you "felt" when it happened. Do this for each of the categories (there may be some overlap but the categories are designed to allow for specifics in those four areas of your life).

This is a POWERFUL exercise that almost acts as plan for the year but flows through and creates a vibrational resonance with what you are desiring."

I will reflect upon this tonight and tomorrow morning and will post my own personal intentions for 2012 and look forward to reading yours as well. It's a similar exercise to the power prayer I created for myself in 2010... and that was an amazing exercise too.

In all of my readings - the feelingization is very important ... in that we must believe it to be in order to attract it. With my recent experiences - I am finding it hard to understand, but perhaps it's because my vibrational self is on the wrong plane and I believe this exercise (the first of another I'll share with you tomorrow) that will help me reach even greater heights in 2012.

I'm looking forward to the journey ahead with you my SP Friends!

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PHOENIX40S 12/30/2011 10:38AM

    I will also give this a try. I was thinking already about creating "goals" for 2012, rather than "resolutions". Perhaps I'll play with "intentions" instead. Thanks for sharing.

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JSALERNO 12/30/2011 5:59AM

    Great exercise.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/30/2011 12:10AM

    This is a great reminder blog. Thanks!

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MSLZZY 12/30/2011 12:00AM

    I'll sleep on it and see what I can find and hopefully remember to blog it LOL!

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MIMICOTO 12/29/2011 11:29PM

    Interesting exercise....will be giving this thought :-)

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What to do... Resolutions (?!)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thanks everyone for your kind words/thoughts yesterday. I saw a post on Facebook yesterday indicating that Kamel was in the hospital and was being released today (it seems as he had an appendicitis attack). So again - I can give him the benefit of the doubt and say that's why he has not been in contact, but I've decided that if I don't hear from him in the next couple of days, that I am letting go for GOOD.

I can't keep putting myself through this stuff - it's just not healthy. I do believe I deserve good things and I'm not sure why I keep attracting the not so good experiences that I have attracted lately (with all the scammers and game players). I believe I have been tested to the MAX and I'm DONE with all of it.

And so I turn to things I can control and that's trying to get a handle on my health again. I swear I was hit by a truck yesterday as my body ached everywhere... and I'm still feeling it today. I was supposed to go for a walk this morning with CHEFKATLEANER but with the wind chill at -30 Celcius... I don't think I'll be going very far. I'll stay home and nurse myself some more before having to go work my 3 hour shift tonight.

I am looking at the last few days of the year and trying not to get to 'blue' about things - but it's tough right now feeling as I do and dealing with the emotions of being let down. I'm always up for giving people the benefit of the doubt - but I also don't want to be a fool. I guess time will tell (I sometimes just wish I had a crystal ball to see the ending and know that everything is going to be all right).

I hate feeling like this - I just want to hide from the world and let time go by. It doesn't help that I let myself binge eat/drink to try and numb the pain/loneliness... and my weight gain - well makes me feel even worse.

So for 2012 I have to resolve to make further changes - more permanent ones, which I believe need to include some abstinence in the area of alcohol consumption and more willpower in saying 'no' to those guys that are just out for what they can get out of it - and find someone who is willing to give of himself as I am willing to give of myself - EQUALLY.

I am done with the hurting... and if it means staying alone then so be it. I can't do this roller coaster ride anymore. I said I wouldn't blog about the details of my 'love life' but since blogging is my journalling, I need to put it out there... Thanks for listening... and for your support because I know once I get a handle on this part of my life ... the rest will fall into place (which will include reaching my goal weight in 2012).

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SOOKGAL66 12/29/2011 10:34PM

    sounds like you are on the right track of looking after you for the New Year!
Please do not feel discouraged and down, you are heading in the right direction!

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DOOBRIE 12/29/2011 4:55PM

    Good luck with cutting out the alcohol. I'm sure 2012 is going to be a great year for you.


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JSALERNO 12/29/2011 3:29PM

    Take care of yourself and the rest let fall into place.

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LINDSAYANNE0 12/29/2011 1:11PM

    Hi sweetie,

This coming year has already started off better for you as you have already started to realize the positive changes you WANT are achievable. I'm sorry for your recent heartache. Sometimes life can be so hard...sometimes at night, I simply have to "hand my worries over to God, he is going to be up all night anyway". :)

I thought of a quote that I wanted to share with you:
“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

And don't forget, there are 3 everlasting things in this life:

Hope - as it is ALWAYS there even when we think all is lost,
Strength - as even when we think we have none, we ALWAYS have the ability to get back up and try again,
Friendship - as there are ALWAYS people around us that truly have us in their hearts.


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WOLFSPIRITMOM 12/29/2011 11:54AM

    I went through all that when I was younger. I look at it as a blessing now because I would never have appreciated the guy I did marry. He is a wonderful man and as of this year we have been together for 26 years. If I didn't have the others to compare him too, I wouldn't have been able to see what a gem he is! It will happen for you too!

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MIMICOTO 12/29/2011 11:49AM

    Oh sweetie....others have made great comments and and light to you....more to come when I'm feeling better....


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LVMAMAW 12/29/2011 11:29AM

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PHOENIX40S 12/29/2011 11:13AM

    Helene, I try to avoid giving relationship advice, but it breaks my heart to see you expend so much of your wonderful energy on this: to hear that this focus is causing you to neglect yourself. You deserve better. Look inside, not out for your happiness. I think it is when we are truly comfortable, happy with ourselves, and content to be alone that we attract the best kind of life partners. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 12/29/2011 9:49AM

    OH HElene I hate seeing you so blue and sad. Concentrate on you and how you can improve your self love without the needing... and how about if you don't bring any alcohol in the house, you won't drink it. I have stopped bringing in 2 types of candy I love and actually even when at the mall, decided I can get it later, and never did.
If it isn't around you can't drink it.
HUGS and hope you feel better soon. I spent an hr last night with a bucket and feel better today. First time in forever that I was vomiting no idea why but lol I lost 2 lbs.

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CHICAT63 12/29/2011 8:45AM

    Helen, I have been where you are. Here is my story: I divorced from my girls Father in 1998, met someone in 1999 dated him until 2003. I left him for an another I had met (and no never cheated on the boyfriend) thinking he would be better that was in Jan.03, threw him out of my place that December. In the beginning of 03 I had started my health journey (working out, losing weight, running and not drinking). After that disatrious relationship I spent most of 04 focusing more on myself, my girls and my overall wellness. Oh, I did meet several guys on-line and off-line they all wanted something but not commitment. Finally, in the fall of 04 I had enough of the lies, the deceit and all the other "merde" that came with it.

That New Year's Eve I made a promise to myself, not to settle, I wrote down a Pro and Con list what I wanted in a man. And yes, open myself to new opportunities and try new things because I had been told I could be quite condescending and beotchy at times *lol*. Anyway, in Feb. 05 I met the man who would become my 2nd husband.

I am wishing you all the best for 2012 Helen, especially a relationship that you deserve. Do not settle, affirm yourself and demand the best. Hugs, Josée

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BALDWINJ_03 12/29/2011 8:29AM

    Love your blog. You and I seem to be in similiar situations with the "dumb ole boys". We do deserve better than what we have been shown and do not need to settle until you find exactly what you're looking for. (Trust me, even as I write that, I'm saying "so much easier said than done", but let's make 2012 OUR year to take care of US!) emoticon

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MSLZZY 12/29/2011 7:39AM

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THE Date...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Today marks a 'date' I've been waiting for - for a long time... it's the date that Kamel's contract was to end ... when I'd hope to hear from him once his contract for work in an isolated area was over - or was it simply another failed wish of mine.

I don't want to give up hope/faith... having experienced more dissappointment from many 'scammers' seeking monetary benefits, one thing Kamel has never ever done with me...

We have not had any contact in a while and my hope is that by some miracle I will hear from him ... and if I don't - then I have to resolve to let go of the dream/fantasy. But ladies... our messages, exchanges, skype conversations - I just have a hard time believing it was all for not and have a vision of a dream come true so praying that for this ONE time... HE will prove me wrong and show me that there is in fact TRUE love in the world...

At the end of January - it will be almost one year since we first connected and I hope that perhaps we'll finally get to "BE" in person as he has told me he plans on coming ... If there is any truth in the word of Karma - then I do have to believe that there is in fact a happy ending in all of this for me...

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TENACIOUSTRISH 12/29/2011 4:45AM

    emoticonIt it happens, it happens...if it doesn't, keep your chin up...because he missed out.

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MIMICOTO 12/28/2011 8:39PM

    What to say? May what needs to happen, happen....

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QBURT71 12/28/2011 3:58PM

  “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” Leo F. Buscaglia

All my love Helene

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BLACK-PRINCESS 12/28/2011 1:39PM

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SEAWAVE 12/28/2011 10:27AM

    I've been married a long time, but I remember the days (and the hurt) of waiting by the phone hoping for a call. Believing is important regardless of how this particular relationship goes -- don't give up on your happiness! emoticon

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AFRESHSTART2 12/28/2011 9:16AM

    I am hoping that things work out for the best for you.

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 12/28/2011 8:59AM

    I hope everything works out for the best!

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MEADSBAY 12/28/2011 8:56AM

    Maybe he's traveling.
Or the job ran a few days over.
Hard to believe he couldn't get some kind of msg to you somehow.
My best to you, Helene.

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MSLZZY 12/28/2011 8:22AM

    Keep the faith! HUGS!

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JSALERNO 12/28/2011 5:59AM

    I hope it works out but be careful!

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    be carefull or smart and I wish you luck lady

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VICIOUS421 12/28/2011 1:13AM

    I hope it works out for the best!!!!!

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It seems I'm a bit stalled in holiday mode and while I had good intentions... simply not back 'with it' just yet.

A combination of many 'feelings'... and acknowledging the sad/lonely feelings I do have and allowing them to be. Will shake it off I know but seriously need to just "BE" for now. I am grateful for the love of my children but lacking that special connection (and YES I KNOW ... I don't need to be with someone to be happy, I know it will happen when it's meant to... blah blah blah... - but dang it - holidays are a time when I do miss that special closeness and connection).

See you back in a bit... Reading my romantic novel and dreaming of my own happy ending...

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DIVEGODDESS 12/28/2011 12:31AM

    Totally understand. I'm feeling the same way but distracting myself flirting with guys half my age, lol.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/27/2011 11:43PM

    now I have the song "let it be" stuck in my head.

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46SHADOW 12/27/2011 9:34PM

    just being is good.

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LVMAMAW 12/27/2011 6:23PM

    Just "BE"!! It's okay, we love you!! emoticon

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We will be here when you get back!!

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CHEFKATLEANER 12/27/2011 2:35PM

    oh how I understand.

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MEADSBAY 12/27/2011 2:27PM

    The end is in sight, Helene- just ride it out.

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 12/27/2011 2:22PM

    Enjoy! We'll all be back at it next week!

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