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Use a Journal to Stay in Touch with What You Really Want in Life

gratitude journaling Jul 07, 2019

Use a Journal to Stay in Touch with What You Really Want in Life

Many people swear by journaling, and I'm one of them. Some even consider it to be life-changing. That's because this powerful tool has the potential to provide a wealth of benefits. By getting thoughts out of your mind and onto paper, you clear space so that you can focus your energies on important tasks. You're able to work through problems and see patterns that can lead to important insights.

Journaling lets you see the bigger picture and gain a new perspective. This is especially helpful when you're feeling stuck. A journal can provide clarity and help organize your thoughts. I remember hearing someone say something like "I don't know what I think until I hear what I have to say."

Take a look at some ways you can use a journal to stay in touch with what you really want in life. Choose the techniques that work best for you.

Automatic Writing

Automatic writing involves writing down whatever comes to mind. It's best to...

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Do Good. And Good Will Come to YOU

Focus on Giving and Sharing Kindness

One of the key principles to living a life of abundance is that you get what you give. If you're familiar with the Law of Attraction, you'll find that this concept applies here, as well. The law states that you will attract the things and people into your life that you focus on. That's why it's imperative that you focus on giving and sharing kindness, love, and joy. Even skeptics can't argue that this is a positive life philosophy. Let's take a look at how it all works.

 Like Attracts Like

 The energy you put out in the world truly does tend to come back to you. There are a lot of beliefs built upon this concept. There's the Golden Rule, Karma, and the Wiccan tenet, "If no harm is done, do as you will." All are based on the idea that you should treat others as you would want to be treated and that your life will be good if you are not harming others. There's a reason so many cultures and religions rely on such a simply...

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Practice Gratitude on a Daily Basis

gratitude Jun 05, 2019

Practice Gratitude on a Daily Basis

 You may have heard about the Law of Attraction and have read or watched The Secret, but have you learned the secret? There are many ways to manifesting what you want in your life and today, I'm sharing a powerful practice.

Bringing abundance into your life requires overcoming habits that no longer serve you and gaining a new mindset. Taking the time to reflect and assess your life is essential. You'll obtain a renewed perspective when you're able to see the opportunities all around you. This is a powerful secret...ready? One of the best ways to welcome more abundance into your life is through practicing gratitude on a daily basis. It is one of the best ways to invite all things plentiful into your world. Keep reading to discover some of my favorite ways to do just that.

 Carry a Totem

 Sometimes we need a physical reminder of what we want. When we're busy and living from day to day from rote, it's easy to lose...

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Don’t Worry About Keeping Up with The Jones’


Don’t Worry About Keeping Up with The Jones’

 Long before the highlight reel of Facebook and Instagram made us insta-jealous, folks were intimidated by their neighbors and keeping up with the Jones’.  That was the term used to describe being envious and influenced by what people in your inner circle had and were doing. Keeping up with other people causes debt and a sense of greed. That’s no way to live. 

 We never know how or why people have what they have. For all we know, they have a trust fund or parents who support them with material things...such as cars or college funds. We never know if someone has a mortgage payment or has all the bright-shiny-things and debt up to their eyeballs. Comparing lifestyles and judging yours as inadequate will never help you make better decisions because you simply don’t know how the Jones’ got what they have.

Don’t worry about keeping up with the Jones’. Worry about...

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Thanksgiving...a Time for Reflection

gratitude thanksgiving Nov 22, 2018

In the United States, we are celebrating Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite holidays, not only for the food and family, but for the time to reflect and acknowledge my blessings.

This year will be a small intimate gathering with my younger son's family; we will share in the preparation of the meal, watch the traditional Macy's Day Parade, and play with the children.

Since this a wonderful time for reflection, I did want to take this opportunity to share my gratitude. I am grateful for you...for everyone who visits this blog, my website, and social media outlets. I'm grateful that we are creating an encouraging and supportive place...Our Village.

I'm grateful to everyone for the inspiration and encouragement you share with me by taking the time to read my blog, commenting, joining in the Challenges, and participating in the courses and membership. I'm grateful for those that like, follow, and share A House With Four Rooms Facebook page and Instagram. I'm filled with gratitude by...

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Holiday Musings

2017 Holiday Musings

Often the details of holiday celebrations create overwhelm in our lives. It’s not just the issues of time management and getting it all done, but it is coping with memories and emotional stuff that the season conjures up for many of us. For example, finding time for the physical room can be particularly difficult when it’s so easy to grab a couple of cookies or slathering on an extra scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on a piece of pie. The irony for me is that I’m writing this after Christmas and before any New Year celebrations with all of the ideas that are still swirling around my head like the dirt cloud that hovers over Charles Shultz’s character Pig Pen from the Peanuts cartoon.

These ideas are written down on a list; I’m a lists person. I’ve always used lists to give me a sort of outline and direction for my day. My lists before the hectic holiday season included grocery lists, gift lists for my immediate family, and...

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Spiritual Room


The Spiritual Room

My Spiritual Room includes my rituals of praying and meditation, and I participate in spiritual development as a member of my church. I also believe in random acts of kindness and try to use these acts as a way of spiritual practice. I delight in the wonders of nature: the beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and scenes of life, so I enjoy attending what I fondly call “The Church of the Great Blue Dome” when I can. I like to walk while I meditate or pray; I like to count my blessings and practice gratitude. In my last post I spoke about different journaling practices. Over the years, I’ve kept a gratitude journal. This journal is dedicated to writing down the blessings of the day. It is my intention to write down five things each day that I am grateful for; from my experience, there have been many days that I can write down much more than the prerequisite five; however, there have been other days that I have to go back and read over prior lists to...

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