I truly believe in the power of love and kindness. This power is the reason for which every day, in the past five years, I’ve been painting #wordrocks and scattering them everywhere for people to find.
Almost five years ago, my son Antonio created Word Rocks Project. He was only ten years old at that time and willing to leave some joy around to make people smile. We never expected the idea to grow that much. But it did. We are all over the world now. And we keep trying to make people happy through our message rocks.
I always have them with me. No matter if it’s walking my dogs, Sgt. Pepper and Hey Jude, or doing groceries,if it’s mailing a letter or having a coffee with a friend. Sometimes I pass by a playground and will pull over the car to leave a wordrock. I will always find a nice spot to surprise someone.
Many people have found amazing comfort and encouragement at the exact right time in running into one of these rocks and being able to keep them as their own.
Knowing that random acts of kindness can bring so much for people, I was encouraged to expand my ideas. Love notes, golden tiny fairies, sparkle unicorns, autumn leaves, messages in recycled med bottles. So many ideas! Energy flows where attention goes. I turned my heart to leave these love messages and love keeps flowing.
Not a long time ago, I created another project: Love it, Forward List. In few words: every time I get to know someone who is going through a hard time I send a mail to my #loveitforwardlist volunteers explaining what is going on with this person. So they start to “lovebomb” the person, with letters, cards and a lot of other amazing love things. Right now I have 2.000 volunteers writing the letters with me.
In this world that is so digital, the power of a handwriting letter is amazing. So, can you imagine when someone receives a couple of letters full of encouragement? The feeling just lifts them up, brings them pure healing joy.
Every day I learn with this project. The world is full – very full – of people in need of love. Or affection. In need of attention and comfort. And this has been a great and deep lesson in my life. It’s wonderful how the rocks have connected me with people around the world I would never have known otherwise.
It fills my heart daily that with a simple act of kindness I am bringing positive feelings to people. I truly believe that when you open your heart to a greater love, everything makes sense, and life becomes more beautiful As I always like to say: love shared is love multiplied.
These wonderful and inspiring positive words were written by Carol Arêas – a Brazilian living in California, a wordrocker, a kindness encourager, Beatle maniac, Boston Terrier lover & other fairy tales.
You are beautiful. You are amazing. You are magnificent.
How does that make you feel? Do you believe these truths about you? Well, perhaps it’s time to do so. I believe that about me (well, most times) and so it must be true about you. We are all beautiful beings no matter what, who, where we are.
Here’s what happened to me as I began to discover the truth of who I am…
In 1991, I had a spiritual experience as I merged with my Soul, my Divine Self, my true essence. I became one with All of It, and I discovered It was All Love and It was All Me. It was a Great Big Mirror of Love. It didn’t come through positive word or thoughts at that moment, but purely by Grace. However, it was not to last because my ego kept distracting me from the truth of who I am, distractions, which for many reasons, we have been conditioned with.
I had never experienced anything like this before, but curiously, it.. was.. familiar…the light which was very small until that moment, like a dimmer switch, turned on fully and illuminated everything and I recognized myself! (I just had that awareness: When I’ve shared about this experience in the past, I have been saying it was familiar because it was the same light inside no matter what size the flame is). More accurately now, I see I am that Light and so it was in the recognition of who I truly was that this experience was familiar. Sometimes it takes a near-death experience to realize or experience this, and ironically, although not a near-death experience, I was at a spiritual center and we were asked to reflect on what we would do if we were told that we only had a year left to live and faced with our mortality! Life is so wonderfully choreographed!!!
The forgetting of who I truly am is absorbed for moments as long as I entertain that voice of the ego. I call this battle of wills, between the lower and higher frequencies, the dark versus the light, Love versus fear, my holy war. My ego constantly instructed me to hide, run, and pretend. And it was louder. The soft whisperings of my spirit or soul, that center of eternal peace, steadfast and always present, got lost in the whirl of ego drama all around and within me.
After years of suffering, now I know all I have to do is listen and I will hear its gentle prompting. It’s always there, always present within me (and around me as I woke up to signs and synchronicities). What a wonderful adventure life is!
Over the years, I repeatedly told myself that I was a failure of some sort and I saw how beating myself up would wear me down, completely exhausting me. I first began to see how fear was an illusion, that my mind is like this computer, doing whatever I choose to tell it or focus on. One day, I began my day feeling tired — I was born on July 24 and so the theme, 24/7, instructs my life – it kept me up and it kept me tired.
I began my journey back to love and who I was by using affirmations. I remember walking to the bus depot one morning and I said over and over that I was “energetic, enthusiastic and full of life (something along those lines). I saw how I became energized and my walk became enjoyable with every step and affirmation. As I repeated these affirmations and my energy increased, I recall walking past a young man who smiled at me and that fed my increasing energy and light as my heart expanded. I felt so good by the time I reached my destination. I believe that my energy attracted this man’s smile, that what I felt internal, the universe reflected back to me on the outside. This is how positive words, thoughts, actions improve well-being. Try this and see that fear is truly an illusion (Remember, to create your own affirmations in the present tense and as if you are already experiencing them). Fear based thoughts are projections into the future (worries about not having something, a lack of money, for instance) based on past experience. These old fear based behaviors based on fear-based beliefs are patterns that are habitual. It takes work to unglue ourselves from their grip. It helps to become aware of thoughts that are driving our self-sabotaging behavior, and therefore, our experiences by intentionally changing our minds to choose different thoughts, loving thoughts that lighten our gait, our experiences, and our lives.
The affirmation turns into a manifestation, the first part being feeling better leading to increased life-affirming action as we are motivated by our affirmation and drawing to us that which our energy or frequency is. In other words, if I feel great about my life as it is and who I am by thinking so and seeing my life more and more abundantly, I can then attract to me whatever it is I desire, literally waking my dreams up.
Before any change can happen, though, one needs to be in acceptance of what is. This alone will start transmuting and change the energy because I am choosing through acceptance to stop the so-called holy war, the fight with myself and the worlds and wholly accept myself and what is. I accept that I am presently tired. Now what will I do? I want to feel good and so choose to end now and go to bed and rest. This life-affirming action even though I am tired, and not optimally my best, I choose Love in this moment by accepting where I’m at and letting go of everything I feel needs to get done and nourish myself with rest because I am worthy of that love no matter what. And because I was graced with knowing I AM Love in 1991, I know I am here to honor that gift of knowing because my Soul’s journey came back to shine and serve humanity on its Great Awakening. Ego will want to have its say, but now I can listen, smile and say, “thanks for the input but we are going in another direction.”…to Love and to who we really are!
You are Beautiful! You are Love!
This amazing article was written by Susanne Wallner Ruby. Susanne is an awesome warm person that strongly believes in the power of the love of all things that connect us all.
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I have always been a fighter, even when I was down, especially when I was down.
I was such in a bad shape, physically, emotionally and spiritually just after my divorce, with two small children from my marriage, a home that I freely gave away to my ex-wife, exhausted after years of suffering and failures of fixing my marriage, that it was hard for me to look at life in a positive way.
I was a man filled with guilt towards my children that I had failed them in building a happy and complete family for them. I felt guilt, remorse, sadness. As a devoted catholic, I felt that I had lost my soul and was going to hell. I was only 29 years old and felt way too young to go through all of these.
Moreover, I felt so alone because in taking this decision I practically destroyed the two pillars of my life: family and church.
I had nothing left except my car and I said to her (yes, I refer to my car as “she”): “Now it’s just you and me baby”, that definitely made me smile a little and then drove away with a sack full of books and another one filled with my clothes.
One year of struggle followed – one year in which I tried to keep my children happy and unaffected, pay the bills, do well at my job and maintain everything at a decent level. One year in which all I wanted was to separate myself from the world and do nothing, just to mourn. Just wanted to fall into a deep depression and die.
The first nice positive word is HOPE
My spirit never lets me die, though, or maybe it was my huge ego or maybe it was God’s Grace. I don’t know what it was exactly but something made me keep going in a steady, organized and calm manner. I always felt that no matter how sad I was, I needed to keep the good things in my life because soon I will build on them the wonderful life that I had always hoped for. And that was hope, my friends.
Hope gave me the perseverance to finalize the most challenging project I had ever had at work – just a few month after my divorce. Hope gave me the courage to face off all the accusing voices, the patience and kindness to take care of my small children and make them happy and joyful when they were with me, the will to go on and pursuit happiness.
The second nice positive word is FAITH
Hope came along with Faith or better said True Faith and that was when I understood deep inside me that God is greater than any church or spiritual practice and I have a personal relationship with Him. I am His child and He loves me infinitely and unconditionally. This is my True Faith and this gave me balance, tranquility, and strength, tremendous strength, and resilience.
I kept everything in place as good as I could. Hope and Faith helped me survive and keep balance. I was a survivor, baby! And was holding on superbly and gaining such a deep respect for myself.
The third nice positive word is LOVE
However, only when I understood Love my life changed.
All these wonderful things happened in my life in only a few months:
Got my dream job;
Bought my new home;
Made great new friends;
Got into a fulfilling and happy romantic relationship;
And most importantly, regained my inner peace.
Maybe you think I am now happy that all are turned out so well but the true thing is that I was also happy before all of this started to materialize. So happy, fulfilled and joyful for no reason but one: Love.
More exactly Love for God. Why? How? Didn’t you say you didn’t believe in Church any more? But I also said I found my True Faith: I am God’s child and He loves me infinitely and unconditionally.
Someone told me to love myself to get rid of the guilt and remorse but I couldn’t, just couldn’t. My love was so low I could not love myself a bit, so I said to myself I want to try to love God instead because He is so great that He loves me unconditionally anyway, at least let me return the favor a little bit.
So I started to repeat in my thoughts: “I love you God”, whenever I felt remorse “I love you God”, whenever I felt miserable “I love you God”, whenever I failed on something “I love you God” and soon, but really magically soon I started to feel joy “I love you God”, started to smile “I love you God”, started to be optimistic “I love you God”, started to be positive “I love you God”, started to feel self-love “I love you God”, for no reason at all “I love you God”.
I have spent hours and hours just listening to devotional music and feeling so happy and grateful for the Love and Grace of God.
I feel grateful “I love you, God”
I feel happy “I love you, God”
I feel peaceful “I love you, God”
And then a lot of wonderful things started to happen to me. Of course, I made some actions towards achieving them but still I feel so blessed and I am conscious that my Loving Heavenly Father helps me every step of the way: 10% me, 90% God. That’s so generous of Him, isn’t it?
During my lifetime I have communicated with God using many words and prayers but I feel the closest to Him when I make it really simple and say “I love you God” and instantly feel His immense Love and Grace:
“I hear you, my child”
“I love you”
“I am with you”
Hope and faith made me a fighter, a survivor but Love healed me, transformed me and made me complete.
No matter what hardships you are struggling with, no matter how disappointed you are, just remember and repeat: LOVE – the word that will heal you, comfort you and make you complete.
If you cannot use any of the other positive words just use this one and it will be enough. LOVE is the only positive word that you’ll ever need to use in order to change your life!
God’s Grace and love be with you always!
This article was written by Valentin Nedelcu. Valentin practices a career as a tax advisor, his passion is teaching people how to obtain financial freedom and he is a father of two children: a boy of 4 years old and a girl of 2 years old.
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Wayne Dyer passed away on August 30th. He was called the “father of motivation” by his fans. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was an internationally renowned author, speaker, and pioneer in the field of self-development. He wrote more than 40 books (21 of which became New York Times bestsellers), created numerous audio programs and videos, and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. His best books are Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, and the New York Times bestsellers 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Inspiration, Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life, Excuses Begone!, Wishes Fulfilled, and I Can See Clearly Now. Website: www.DrWayneDyer.com
In his memory Positive Words Research will present to you 10 of Dr. Wayne Dyer most awesome and inspirational quotes:
We are not our bodies, our possessions, or our careers. Who we are is DIVINE LOVE and that is INFINITE.
I feel myself with love, and I send that out into the world. How others treat me is their path: how I react is mine.
Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.
Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.
A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.