Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy earth day!

Hi everyone!

Just wishing everyone a happy earth day. I am also doing my part, by saving energy and recycling and reusing paper. I don't like to waste paper, so I am very careful at reusing and saving paper for my drawing projects, so I don't throw away good paper. I like recycling paper that I used for sketches.
I am sharing a photo with all of you, of my peach tree in full bloom, in my gaeden.
I was also doing some research on green auras today, since I have been very attracted to the color green lately. I have been wearing green clothes too. Apple green looks great on me. :)
From what I researched, the color green symbolizes balance, harmony and peace. That is how I am feeling at the moment. The color green shows us that if we let our feelings and emotions out, we can achieve balance and harmony. If we bottle our feelings inside, we will just create problems in our life. Bottled emotional energy will be stuck in our bodies, turn negative and deplete us of our life energy. I love seeing all the greens in my garden and the beautiful blooming flowers. It always brings me a lot of peace and relaxation. It also helps bring out my creativity and gives me ideas for my next projects. I always love to draw flowers in many of the paintings I create. I love painting flowers, and also, I love drawing roses the most.
My creative side is having fun today. To add to the going green theme, besides wearing green today, I am having green tea and cooking green foods, such as salads and stir frys. I am also going to do a painting in soothing greens later.
My green drink recipe of the day:

Iced green milk tea

Mix freshly brewed green tea with sugar or honey to taste.Pour into a tall glass with ice cubes, filling it half ways. Top with half and half or milk. Stir and enjoy. :)

I have been painting by candlelight lately. It saves on energy and also adds a distinctive touch to my watercolored paintings. This is going to be fun. An idea to draw a green tailed mermaid has just popped into my head. Off to the drawing board I go! I will see you all later!
~Elisa :)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Law of Attraction according to Sofi

After listening to newsforthesoul.com (they were talking about the law of attraction for years before it became wildly popular) I learned so much more about it, and I love this philosophy! This is what I understand and learned from it so far:

1) what you think of, you attract into your life. you ask of the universe for what you want, and the universe gives it to you. The universe listens to our emotions, the feelings attached to our wants. So when we ask for what we want, we must really feel it and ask for it with intention! And the universe gives us what we want. You must be specific though, about what you want, don't be vague, so the universe can get it for you.

2) Be aware of your emotions, positive or negative. Pay attention to what you think about. If you think negative thoughts, you will attract to you negative people and experiences into your life. But if you think positive thoughts, you will attract positive people and positive experiences into your life. It really is as simple as: like attracts like.

3) You are always creating and recreating your reality every minute of your life with your choices. Know that you have free will and free choice. You have the power to change your life by the choices you make. It is very important to take action, to achieve what you want. You must choose it.

4) Always thank the universe for everything you have and all the exciting and amazing experiences you are having. Give thanks and ask for more. And more will be given to you. Count all of your blessings and ask for more! Be thankful for everything you have, your friends, your family, your life, your health, the exciting things that happen in your life everyday, and be thankful to the universe for what it keeps giving you!

I also love writing in a gratitude journal. I give thanks for every exciting experience I have everyday. Sometimes the universe likes to send you a surprise or two. Learn to see them! They can bring a smile to your face and make your day!

5) besides being thankful, give back to your community. Pass it on. Share a little of your good luck with those who need it. It doesn't always have to be giving money, but things that you don't need or have too much of, your time, share your knowledge, share a smile, being a friend, being supportive of others, etc. It feels so good to give and share, and at the same time, you are creating more abundance and joy in your life and in the live of others. :) Know that you are helping make the world a little better for everyone each time you share.

6) Stay positive. Think positive thoughts. Try not to think of negative thoughts, change them into positive affirmations! This will help attract more prosperity into your life! Start loving yourself more! Increase your self esteem! Feel blessed and thankful for every blessing that has come your way!

Stay positive, ask for what you want, and watch it manifest in your life. Keep your energy positive, for the positive vibrations are sent to the universe, and the universe goes and gets you what you want. What you think about yourself, that is how others perceive you as. If you think you are confident, others will see you as confident. If you see yourself as not good enough, people will see you as that too!
but you first must let go of all your emotional baggage! Clear all the negative emotions you have from your past. And take action towards your goals and keep focused on what you truly want. Focus on more positive stuff! Try some emotional healing, and watch how fast you can manifest great things into your life.

Feel the joy. Feel the prosperity around you. Keep this wonderful cycle going. Observe that you start attracting more positive people and great situations into your life. Try to stay positive as much as you can. Change any negative thought into a positive affirmation. Start noticing how you start attracting more friends, people, and circumstances into your life that are like you, and think the same way you are thinking! It started happening for me already. I hope it starts happening for you too! Enjoy it! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Why you must stay away from negative people

The idea for this article came up after chatting with a very close friend, who for years was hanging out with negative friends. They almost destroyed her life. I was able to talk to her to help her move into the right direction.

1) Negative people. They can be your coworkers or friends. Even relatives. Negative people will alaways talk you down. They will criticize you and judge you, no matter if what you did was right or wrong. Don't believe everything they say. The more you hear their comments, the sooner you will end up believing them. Know that everything they say is not true. They are just their judgements.

2) They don't want you to improve and change your life. They want you to stay at their lower level, and they will try anything to keep you in the lower level. Call it sabotage, manipulation, even abuse. Please learn to see the signs and get out of these toxic relationships as soon as possible. They will make you feel guilty, angered, sad, not worthy, etc.

3) They will get you involved in their drama, and get you to waste your time focusing on their problems. Don't waste your time with negative people like that! Time is too short to be wasted by people like that. Think of your precious time. Use your important time to achieve your dreams and goals!

4)Do you feel the same way? I feel tired, as if my energy was drained after hanging out with negative people. Learn to say 'no' and find any excuse to get away from them as soon as possible. Don't spend too much time talking to them. They are like energy vampires. Protect your positive energy, and find like minded people to hang out with! Find people who enjoy the same hobbies you do, and think the same way you do. I love hanging out near positive people. They accept me the way I am, we can laugh and be happy all together without the need to be criticized, or be talked down to. Life is so much more fun and amazing when you are surrounded by positive, like minded friends. What I found out is, you feel energized, after hanging out with positive people.

5) Save yourself the drama, arguments and confrontations that come up when hanging out with negative people. Why not live a stress free life, away from all the negativity?

When you surround yourself with like minded, positive people. you can achieve so much more, have more fun and even enrich your life. They can also help increase your self esteem and self confidence.
Please recognize the negative people in your life. Avoid them, don't talk to them. If you truly want to live a successful life, avoid them at all costs. Stay positive, think positive and surround yourself with positive and smiling people. Watch how your life starts changing and you start attracting better things into your life.