365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 150: The In-Between Time


Whenever we are ready to create something new in our lives, to grow, to evolve and to undergo a great transformation, we put the process in motion by wanting it, by desiring it, by dreaming of it.

By the simple process of truly desiring something we send our energetic being forward, to lead the way and pull through the physical manifestation of our dreams.

In the world of pure potentiality we have already arrived to where we want to be. The physical, material world changes at a slower pace, so there is a delay between the moment of energetic creation and the moment of physical manifestation. The duration of the delay between the moment of desire and the moment when the desire becomes reality depends on the greatness of the dream; it depends on how great a transformation we want to achieve.

This  is the in-between time, the waiting time. What we do during this time will bring the change faster or will delay it even more. If we relax and trust that we will get there, we shorten our wait. If we worry and fear that our dreams will never come true, then we lengthen our wait and sometimes even reverse the process; and end up where we initially started to wish for something different. So then we have to start again.

It might seem quite complex to grasp, but it is really simple: we discover that we don’t like where we are right now and we desire something different; when we desire it, the world of pure potentiality creates it; we wait, feeling grateful for what is already in the process of arriving and we trust that it will happen; and then it does.

So, it is simple, isn’t it?

Can you do it?

Will you desire something right now and then trust that it will happen?

What will you do in the in-between time?



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 136: Do Something Exciting!


I got truly energized two days ago. I am in Dallas for a professional event, but I had a day to spend with good friends. So I got to relax a little, connect with people I care about, laugh and have a good time.

Well, being in Dallas where the temperature for the last couple of days was around 19-20 degrees Celsius/67-68 Fahrenheit, is very exciting for me, considering that the temperature in Toronto yesterday was -17 degrees Celsius/1.4 Fahrenheit. Canada uses Celsius and USA uses Fahrenheit, so I used both systems, just to be clear.

So, I was really excited to have my coffee yesterday morning in the sun, in flip flops, a light sweater and jeans. No heavy coat, no scarf, no hat, no boots and no snow pants!

But what truly energized me and made me happy was that  I was invited to fly on a small plane (4 seats only!) around downtown Dallas at night. My friend is a flight instructor and so we flew on a training plane and I got to sit in the pilot’s seat!

I have the picture to prove it:


It was exhilarating, exciting and absolutely wonderful. This very special experience energized and uplifted me.

What can you do that will feel exciting?

Is there something that you really want to do that you kept postponing?

Choose a date and then plan for it and make it happen.

Excitement is good. Fun is good.

Have more fun. It will energize you.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 135: Do You Like Yourself?


This is an important question. May I invite you to take a little quiet time for yourself and ask this question? You might feel a little apprehensive to do so, but do it anyway. Knowing the answer may change your life.

Understanding yourself at a deeper level will give you the opportunity to become successful, truly successful.

Maya Angelou said:

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.”

Think about her words for a moment, as they hold truth and wisdom. Success in life is not determined by what other people say; what your mother, your father, society, schools, your boss  or church say about you bears no real weight.

Only YOU can decide if YOU are successful in YOUR life.

I want you to like yourself, what you do and how you do it.

My desire for you is to be successful.

So ask the question.

Take time for introspection and find the answer.

And then, start acknowledging what you like and take the first step to change what you do not like. One thing at a time.

This journey we call life allows us all to change our minds, to transform and to be successful. Maya Angelou’s life story stands as testimony for transformation, triumph and success.

Your success will inspire you to do more, to be more, to create more and to enjoy more.

It will also inspire everyone in your life.

So go ahead.

Be successful.

Start now.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 134: Abraham And Their Books


I believe that I read all the books written by Abraham and Esther Hicks. They helped me transform my thinking, they helped me understand what powerful creators we all are.

You see, you are always creating. Whatever your life looks right now, it is a result of your thoughts; it is your creation. You want something different? Learn to change your thoughts from what they currently are to thoughts that will create what you desire.

You might completely disagree with me right now, especially if you consider that your life was shaped by events outside your control. But hold on, don’t dismiss what I am saying just yet. There are things that you do not control and situations that develop without your contribution. Yes, I agree with this; BUT your life is shaped by what you choose to do in those situations and how you choose to respond to each and every event.

Life is life. It has birth and death; joy and sorrow; happiness and pain. What YOU choose in every moment will shape YOUR experiences, within the greater flow of life.

This concept might take a while to sink in if it is new for you. All I am asking you to do is to not dismiss it. Just allow it to exist in your consciousness as a possibility. And read one of Abraham’s books. Here’s a little list to make it easier to find them:

Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires

Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness

The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham

The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide

The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships

Choose one of these books.

Read it.

I believe that you will be happy that you did.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 133: Abraham Said…


Abraham said:

“You are the creator of your own reality because you are the chooser of the thought right now.”

What is your thought right now? Is it uplifting, inspiring? Is is a great idea or the next step to achieve your dreams? Or is it a diminishing, judging and lessening thought?

If you never heard of the group consciousness called Abraham and their teachings, allow me to introduce them to you today. What they are might not have anything in common with your beliefs in this very moment, but I want to invite you to pick up one of the books they helped write and read it. Their books teach about the frontier of what we are capable of if we choose our thoughts with great care and if we constantly work to improve our experiences, one thought at a time.

 “You are never going to get to any final place. And so, we want to remind you to relax and start having fun on the way.”

To introduce Abraham and Esther and Jerry Hicks to you, here is an excerpt from their web page www.abraham-hicks.com. Stay open to new ideas. Accept that there are things harder to comprehend.

Sometimes no amount of words will do a subject justice.

Abraham is a name. A symbol.  A feeling. Evocative-yet simple-like we want our names to be.

But who, or what, is/are, Abraham . . . really?

Workshop attendee: “. . . you’re a very attractive woman, too.”

Abraham: “We’re usually a nebulous mist, so that is quite a compliment.” (Laughter)

Louise Hay calls them “some of the best teachers on the planet today.”

To Dr. Wayne Dyer they are “the great Masters of the Universe!”

A veritable who’s-who of authors, speakers and teachers continue to publicly acknowledge and praise the immense value of the wisdom that is pouring forth through Esther.

Abraham has described themselves as “a group consciousness from the non-physical dimension” (which helps a lot!). They have also said, “We are that which you are. You are the leading edge of that which we are. We are that which is at the heart of all religions.”

Abraham has told us through Esther that whenever we feel moments of great love, exhilaration, pure joy, stoned-out bliss, even the energy of sexual orgasm when we feel that Energy Flow rushing through our bodies, that is the energy of Source, and that is who Abraham “is”.

“Jerry and Esther never used the word channeling,” Abraham reflects. “It is used when applied to them, but they have never used it, because it means many things of which they are not, you see.”

“You could leave the channeling out of it. Call it inspiration; that’s all it is. You don’t call the basketball player a channeler, but he is; he’s an extension of Source Energy. You don’t call the surgeon a channeler, but he is. You don’t call the musician, the magnificent master musician, you don’t call him a channeler, but he is. He’s channeling the broader essence of who he is into the specifics of what he is about.”

Esther herself calls Abraham “infinite intelligence,” and to Jerry they are “the purest form of love I’ve ever experienced.”

We say check out Abraham for yourself. It’s the only way to go and the only way to know. If watching or listening or reading the words of Abraham feels good to you, then you’re in the right place. If they sound “off” to you, or maybe even a little bit annoying—adventure on!

And finally—from Jerry—”Mr. Practical”:

“I don’t know what they are and I don’t care what they are. I’m just using them for the good it will do for myself and others.”

And sometimes—all is said with just one word.

Abraham. They just are what they are.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 132: Today Is Special


What makes today special? The fact that there will never be another day like today. Today is unique.

Tomorrow will be another day, and even if you try to recreate all the events and circumstances of today, it will never be the same. It cannot be recreated. Once today is gone, it will be gone forever.

I will write this again, so that you can read it again:

Once today is gone, it will be gone forever!

This definiteness and inevitability makes today special, just as it is.

Every day is an opportunity to enjoy life, to create, to help someone, to grow, to overcome, to relax, to learn, to give, to let go, to love, to forgive, to enjoy, to explore, to expand. Every day is an opportunity TO LIVE.

I want you to live, not to just exist.

What can you do right now in order to feel alive?

Ask yourself this question and then be willing to hear the answer.

And once you have the answer, have the courage to immediately take the first step in that direction. Seal the deal by taking that very first action.

Do not wait. Today will be gone in a few short hours.

And it will never come back.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 131: Just Accept It As It Is


You might have a little trouble accepting your current situation just as it is, especially if it is not what you really want.

But here’s the thing: there is a sort of magic that happens when you accept your life like it is right now, in this very moment. You lay down resistance and you relax. You stop struggling inside your mind and your whole being releases stress.

As you relax, you are able to hear the promptings of your soul that were hidden behind your mental and emotional turmoil. When you release resistance, you stop sending out the vibration of what you do not like, of what you do not want, of what makes you unhappy.

And, as you stop sending out the energy of what you wish was not happening, you can now start desiring what you really want. The energy of your desires and dreams is now free to expand beyond your physical body, beyond your mind and emotional systems. Your energetic being starts vibrating with anticipation and with gratitude for the things to come.

Gratitude for things that have not yet happened brings them closer and closer to the physical manifestation in your life.

Do you get it?

When you resist what it is right now, you stop the flow of what you want.

When you relax in this very moment, just as it is, you stop the fight with your inner self and you can call forth what you want.

It is simple really.

You struggle and you create more distance between what it is and what you desire.

You relax and accept the current situation and you lessen the distance between what is and what you want.

What are you resisting right now? Define it, put it into words.

And then, accept it just as it is.

The very moment you do do so, you are starting to move in the direction of your dreams.

The more you relax, the faster you travel.

The more you resist, the slower the pace. If you do not let go of your struggle, you will not get to where you want to be.

So let go, accept, relax.

Magic will happen.

I know, because I have done this many times.

Now it’s your turn to try.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 102: Somewhere Over The Rainbow… REALLY?


I told you before that I do not believe in taboos. Well, I don’t. And I don’t like them because they create misunderstanding and fear. So, may I dismantle (you know, as in rip to shreds) this famous song?

“Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.”

The skies are blue right here and right now, not somewhere over a rainbow.

Dreams come true right here and right now, now over imaginary rainbows!

The reason why I want to rip to pieces this song is because I believe that our culture has evolved on concepts like the ones sold in the famous “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. We were raised to believe that life will be good once we get that degree, that car, that relationship, that job, that particular raise, etc, etc, etc.

Can you see where the problems start? We are trained to race towards goals and achievements and the next big thing. And as we are doing that, WE ARE MISSING OUR LIVES! Can you tell how bothered I am about this?

This very song, these very lyrics… what do they actually teach? That you can dare dream somewhere over a rainbow, but not right here and right now. Maybe this might seem far fetched to you, but it is not.

Every single day is a GIFT. Every single day is unique and it will never come back. Even in the darkest of times, there is the healing to be shared.

Why dream of a rainbow that once you manage to find (in a lullaby to be precise) allows you to dare to dream? Why not reach high right now? Why not dare right now?

Why not be happy right in this very moment? Why not look for the beauty of life, even when it seems that there is none?

You see, if we continue to think that dreams come true somewhere over a rainbow, we’ll never dare to dream.

Wayne Dyer says:

“I am realistic. I expect miracles.”

Please be realistic: expect miracles. You are capable of allowing them into your life. But do it here and now, not somewhere in the future, over a rainbow.



365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 74: How Do You Know It’s Working?


What a wonderful question! You set your intention to achieve a goal, to let go of limiting beliefs and to transform your life.

Your intention to change your life has tremendous power! The intention alone can shift your awareness and bring old beliefs to the surface so that they can be examined and released. Your intention is only dependent upon the intensity with which you want things to change.

But how do you know that what you are doing is in fact working? You know by how you FEEL INSIDE:

  1. More determined, clearer, less afraid, lighter and more uplifted OR
  2. Unsettled, quite overwhelmed and overly tired

Both answers are a clear indication that it is working, that you are transforming, that you are releasing the old and embracing the new. I’ll explain.

The first answer is pretty clear: if you are feeling empowered and more aware, calmer, more confident and less afraid than when you started, you know that things are already changing. Simple.

But how about the second answer? To explain I will use an analogy. Imagine you decided to do a massive cleaning of your house. You want everything to be thoroughly cleaned: drawers, cupboards, closets, behind and under the furniture, rugs, windows and every corner. You take a week off work, go and buy cleaning supplies, new brooms, all the cleaning sponges you will need, put on clothes that you can soil and you are ready to tackle the task. You start rolling up the rugs, moving furniture away from the walls, emptying cupboards, preparing your bucket of water, your vacuum and your duster. You are getting into the thick of it, so to speak.

If a friend comes for an unannounced visit, what would she see? A total mess: stuff all over the floor, dust bunnies freed up from under the furniture, dirty windows that before you could not see behind window treatments, and you covered in dust and sweat and with your hair in disarray. Everything looks a lot worse now because before you started, all the dust and dirt were hidden. And now they’re not. Everything is right there, in plain view.

Even in the midst of all this apparent mess, YOU KNOW THAT IT IS WORKING. Your house is getting cleaner with every single task that you fully complete. Do you get the picture?

Ok, back to the initial question. You might feel unsettled, overwhelmed and tired because everything is coming up for you to look at. The more stuff was holding you down, the more effort your system is spending to release it.

All is well. With every clean, organized inner drawer your life is changing according to your desire. With every step you are getting closer to your dream. With every action you are increasing your momentum.

So, even if you are not certain, even if you have doubts, even if fear creeps up on you again, DO NOT STOP. Keep moving in the direction of your dreams. It is working.





365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 73: Dreams, Goals and Desires

RUCSANDRA's PICTUREIs there a GAP between your life in this very moment and your desired life? What do you think of it? Do you like it or do you feel discouraged by it?

My gap is constantly changing, because as I am constantly creating my life, I have new dreams, goals and desires. This gap is a very good thing, because it propels me into action, it makes me stretch my inner being, it makes me grow and transform.

How large is YOUR gap? You can take baby steps or giant leaps, but whatever you choose, if you truly want to close it, then you will. And then you can desire something else, have a new dream and set another goal to create a new gap.

The more focused you stay on what you want, the closer you are to getting it. When you first begin to examine your life and start to make the first few changes in the direction you want to go, you will feel even more imbalanced, maybe even more confused than before you started the process. This is a very good sign! It means that the dismantling of the old has already started.

Let me explain.

You cannot build a new house on a piece of land that is occupied by an old structure. You first have to demolish the old building, piece by piece sometimes, shattering entire floors at other times. Next you must clear the land of all the debris and then you are ready to start digging the new foundation.

It does take time and the larger the old structure, the more time you will need to dismantle it. You might get tired of the physical labor and sometimes feel discouraged by unforeseen problems, but you would not think that the day when you get to start building your new house will never come.

The same is true about your inner self; turning away from old concepts, fears and beliefs and building a new life takes time, dedication and work.

But every single action brings you closer to where you want to be.

How do you know that it is working, that you are making progress? I’ll tell you tomorrow.