365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 75: Positive Expectations

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What are your expectations about your relationships, your career, your love life, your finances, the fun in your life? Do you expect things to go well and in your favor or do you expect them to go wrong? The truth is that what you create depends a lot on what you expect.

Brian Tracy, Canadian author and speaker says that:

“Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.”

And here’s a quote from the famous basketball player, Michael Jordan:

“You have to expect things of yourselves before you can do them.”

Positive expectation is the act or state of looking forward or anticipating. It is what moves you from where you are in your life right now to where you want to be in the future. It is the capacity to trust your own inner guidance and to hold the image and the feeling of what you wants to create and attract.

This is powerful.

Positive expectation is not wishful thinking. Wishful thinking is longing for something that you do not believe it is possible for you to have, so you feel sad, upset or frustrated.

At the other end of the spectrum we find the positive expectation principle: an internal knowing that it is possible to have whatever you truly desire, as well as the discipline to hold alive the thoughts and the feelings of that which you want to create and attract in your life.

Look around at the people in your life and begin creating a connection between what they might be thinking in order to have the experiences they have. You will realize that their beliefs are indeed self-fulfilling prophecies.

What experiences do you want to have? Expect them with confidence!

Love,

Rucsandra Continue reading

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 72: Shattering False Limits

RUCSANDRA's PICTUREHave you ever had the experience of creation? Of course you have. And so have I. The great question is what is it that you are creating? Are you creating what you truly want or are you allowing into your life experiences that you do not desire?

Scientists have proven over and over that all energy is interconnected with all energy everywhere. They have shown that this energy is receptive to the human thought and takes the form communicated to it by the beliefs of the observer. Quantum physics teaches us that we have the power to change the world around us through the thoughts that stem from our beliefs, meaning that our feelings are the fuel that powers our creative energies.

If we believe that healing the body is possible then we can direct our healing thoughts to the energy that is the physical body and the body will change according to our belief. If we believe that the diagnostic given to us is set in stone, then we will give in and believe that there is not much we can do. A fantastic book that I recommend whole-heartedly is Gregg Braden‘s “The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits”. It is worth your time, especially if what you are reading right now is challenging your core beliefs.

If we believe that money is hard to make, the energy that creates the world around us will vibrate to match our belief and money will be hard to come across.

If we truly believe that we have the innate right to experience a wonderful, loving relationship, the world around us will start to shift and change and arrange in such way that the right person will be placed on our path. The belief that it is possible we’ll allow us to see and to feel our way towards the creation of that wonderful relationship with the person we attracted.

Do you see how much power we have? How magnificent our lives can be? How much joy and lightness we can experience in our day-to-day life and also share in our interactions with others?

Is it easier to picture this possibility? If not, taking a good hard look at your beliefs will bring some light into your creations. Sometimes we need help identifying what it is that our beliefs really are, so if you feel that you do, there are many resources to help you on your quest. Just set your intention to become aware of your beliefs and to understand what they are. Your thoughts and beliefs shape all your experiences. So, believe now that you can see where your creations have stemmed from and that if you don’t like them, then you can change your thoughts to change your experience.

Do you know the difference between a thought and a belief?

A belief is a thought repeated enough times and with enough conviction that it becomes a truth for your subconscious mind. From that moment on, you lead your life according to that specific truth as well as all other ideas that you hold to be true.

Here’s to new beliefs that will fuel your true desires!

Love,

Rucsandra Continue reading

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 71: Everything is a Miracle

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Yesterday I shared with you a traumatic time in my life that held the opportunity to forgive and be grateful. Today I am inviting you to choose an event in your life that is still raw in your memory and to sit with it in silence, with no expectation. Just sit and be willing to contemplate the fact that underneath it all, there might be a great gift for you. In silence, the answer will come and you will be able to see so much more that you ever did before.

Stay open, stay aware; allow the good things to come to the surface. What have you learned from that situation? How have you transformed? What gifts have you received that you have not considered before now? Who helped you? What was removed from your life in order to be replaced with something better? Who believed in you?

Gratitude will clear away deeply embedded thoughts, feelings and beliefs that have been keeping you away from letting go, from moving on. Gratitude will allow your Inner Child to feel loved and supported; the power of your subconscious mind will work for you and with you, not against you anymore.

As you feel the grace of gratitude descend upon you, your life will begin to transform.

The great healing power of gratitude will allow you to go through the unresolved hurt and pain from the past; you will sit in silence until their gifts are revealed to you.

I will close with a great quote. Albert Einstein said:

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Today I am inviting you to CHOOSE to live as though everything is a miracle!

Love,

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365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 70: Ioana’s Death

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On the third day of this gratitude journey, I wrote about my sister Ioana (read “Ewoana”; she would want you to pronounce her name correctly!) and her healing after a severe stroke left her paralyzed on the right side at the age of 31. Ioana was determined to heal and she did. She was witty, funny and sometimes outrageous.

The posts in my blog are all about gratitude and everything that I am grateful for. I truly believe that in every event or circumstance there is a golden truth that holds the gift of gratitude. This was indeed the case for me and my family four years ago.

Four years ago Ioana  was killed in a terrible motorcycle accident. She was 39. It was an extremely painful and trying time for me and my family; we struggled with the aftershock of this tragedy and for the first couple of weeks my life felt like a movie, unreal and with nothing to hold on to.

Ioana was the passenger and could not hold on when the man riding the motorcycle accelerated to 200 km per hour on the shoulder of the highway. She fell off the motorcycle and her body rolled into traffic. She was killed instantly. The man did not stop, he just continued on. Three weeks later he was arrested and eventually went to jail.

So you might now think: “So in this great tragedy, what was there for you to be grateful for?”.

During the weeks and months that followed, my family and I have known the hear-felt, continuous and compassionate support of friends, relatives and strangers. They out-poured their love, words of kindness and encouragement to us.

I was grateful for their love. I experienced great waves of healing energy generated by the people who came together with love to assist us.

The police officers and the investigators went beyond their job requirements to support and make it easier for us to go through the daily steps of the criminal investigation. Since my mother in Romania does not speak English, they went to the length of finding a Romanian speaking officer who could talk to my mother directly. They felt that she needed to talk to them herself and not only through me. This act of kindness helped my mother tremendously.

There were so many opportunities for gratitude. Gratitude made those first days easier.

A year later, I was present at the trial of the man who killed my sister. That is when I really understood the power of FORGIVENESS.  I realized that forgiveness is one of the greatest healing energies, a gift presented to me right then and there.

From deep inside myself I felt the power of true, unconditional forgiveness. To my awareness also came the fact that this very moment was one of my greatest forks in the road: I had the power to choose TOTAL FORGIVENESS right then and there or choose to remain angry, hurt and feeling like a victim.

In that courtroom, I was fully present in a heightened state of awareness. I was aware of the greatness of that very moment. I knew that it was my choice and my choice only. Life is truly made of what we choose to do with what we encounter.

I CHOSE FORGIVENESS, total and unconditional forgiveness.

I realized that out of the tragedy of my sister’s death my family and I had the opportunity to FORGIVE. We chose to forgive this man who is now serving a sentence for killing my sister.

My decision to forgive and my gratitude for this rare opportunity lifted the suffering veil and brought a new level of compassion and understanding.

My sister’s death taught me the power of love and support, taught me that people are truly kind AND that forgiveness is a choice. These are all true reasons to feel a deep sense of gratitude, even though they stemmed from such a tragedy.

Love,

Rucsandra Continue reading

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 69: The Willingness to Contemplate

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The willingness to contemplate is extremely powerful. I love these words: the willingness to contemplate. Dr. Wayne Dyer says:

“The law of flotation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things. […] The Wright brothers didn’t contemplate the staying on the ground of things. Alexander Graham Bell didn’t contemplate the non-communication of things. Thomas Edison didn’t contemplate the darkness of things. In order to float an idea into your reality, you must be willing to do a somersault into the inconceivable and land on your feet, contemplating what you want instead of what you don’t have.”

I AM INVITING YOU TO HAVE THE WILLINGNESS TO CONTEMPLATE the possibility that in every event, circumstance and interaction with other people there is something to be grateful for. I am not trying to convince you. I am simply inviting you to be willing to contemplate something different and to be willing to look at things in a different light.

Even if it seems quite impossible to you to release something painful or forgive someone who has hurt you and made you suffer, if you open yourself up to the possibility that there might be more to it than what meets the eye, you will soon start to see that there was a touch of grace in that situation and a reason for you to feel grateful.

You do not need to struggle with this; just be willing to see it from a different angle and your openness and willingness alone will create the space for deeper awareness.

I believe that one can only teach from one own’s individual experience, so tomorrow I will tell you about a time in my life when I realized that even in the hardest of times, we have the choice to find that spark of gratitude or be consumed by anger. pain or grief.

Love,

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