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Cultivating Gratitude

 

B6BEFE25-EF67-4D88-B827-A2754593AB4FI hope my heart health tips for Heart Month are helpful to some of you. I am sharing things that I did to return to wellness. The tip for today is about the importance of gratitude. We all have probably experienced the power of gratitude in our lives, but it is important to remember it when you are not feeling well.

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From Resilient Heart
“An Attitude of Gratitude”

“The natural state of the heart is joy and gratitude.

Since ancient times, philosophers and sages from every spiritual tradition have taught that cultivating gratitude is key to experiencing deeper levels of happiness, fulfillment, wellbeing and abundance.

One of the fastest ways to empower our body and move toward health and wellness is through an attitude of appreciation and gratitude. What you focus on and appreciate creates more of the same. By concentrating on how much you appreciate your body, no matter what state it is in, the more likely you are to activate miracles. Even when you are not feeling well there is so much about our body that is working and the more you appreciate that, the more you will feel better over all…

In my own healing journey being grateful would get me out of a funk and refocus me on what I wanted to create. If I paid attention to the little things that were happening, such as being able to walk to the end of the block, where before I could only go a few feet, I started to see the progress I was really making. The more I focused on progress, the more progress I made. When I started to worry about what wasn’t improving to what seemed to be getting worse, I went backwards. When I changed my focus to gratitude and sending love to my heart, the worry would subside. “

When you are sick, especially when you are in a life threatening situation, this is not easy to do. It was a daily practice for me. Some days I did better than other days. It was especially difficult during the months that I had PTSD. I believe this practice helped me move through and out of PTSD.

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The “Who needs Black Friday” Book Sale!

booksale   Hello! I am one of those people that you will not find shopping on Black Friday!  I don’t think that the deals the stores have are really deals anyway.  They inflate the price and drop it down so it looks like you are saving a bunch of money! I am having a sale on my book this weekend and it is REALLY a sale!  From Nov 28-30 you can purchase my book from me for $15 including shipping.  It is normally $20 from me which includes shipping.  If you purchase it from Amazon it is $23.00. When you order today I will personalize and directly ship your copy to you. By ordering directly from me, not only are you getting a one of a kind personalized book, but you are also allowing me to keep more of the profits in my pocket so I can continue doing much needed work. Send me an email at magnetickatelyn@gmail and include your shipping address and I will send you an invoice for the book. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey!! About “Empowered Health and Wellness” “Empowered Health and Wellness will give you hope and get you excited about the idea of being healthy again!  Even though the book is about Katelyn’s personal physical healing journey there is so much more that will add value to anyone’s life. In the book she takes you on her personal wellness journey as she shares her stories and alternative techniques used to heal herself from issues she was told would not heal.  It is her hope that her success will inspire you to look at your own healing journey in a new way. Katelyn is tenacious in her search for balance and well-being. Discover how to change how you think and become the master of your own reality whether you are struggling with physical illness or just wanting to take things to another level, this powerful book with effectively shift your consciousness. Learn how to transform yourself using your illness as a guide.  You don’t want to wait until you are sick to learn how to engage your inner physician.  You can learn from reading this book how to use your inner physician.”

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A Blessing in Disguise!

182983_20140228_122541_never_never_give_up_copyLast week I wrote a blog about Facebook after the band me for life from advertising on my business page.  They never gave me a reason for this lifetime sentence.  You can read about it here to catch up: Does Facebook Control Your Business?

First of all I must say, I was doing very well advertising my business on Facebook including booking lots of parties, getting a lot of one on one appointments, which lead to lots of Loyal Customers and was signing up new distributors on a regular basis.  It was easy and I could do it right from my computer, which was why I put so much time, money and effort into building readership of my page.  I wanted it to work and be easy and I accomplished that goal.

After being band from advertising I decided to look into Google Adwords Express.  I created a ad, picked a budget and submitted it to Google and it was approved.  A few days later in the middle of the night, emails started coming in from Google saying that my ad was on hold because they felt our replicated website was making false claims, which it isn’t.  I got a series of emails over about 5 minutes and the final one said my website was banded and I could never advertise the address ever again.  I was trying to sleep and couldn’t even respond to what they were saying.  All I could think was “This is unbelievable!”

Wow! What was going on?  I knew I wasn’t doing anything wrong so maybe someone was targeting our company, It Works! Global.  It was happening on Facebook.  No one in my company can post our websites because Facebook believes they are “Spam”.  This started last year some time.  This kind of thing starts to happen when a company has explosive growth and has a product that is over the top popular like ours does.

For two weeks I didn’t have any business…zero…nadda…nothing!  In a month that I was hoping to promote and get a huge bonus, my business had flat lined!

I had gotten comfortable with all the business I was getting from Facebook and that was where my focus was.  Not a smart idea, in retrospect.  When I got blocked from Google Ads I started to think that maybe the Universe was trying to tell me this wasn’t for me and I should quit the business.  When you get that many road blocks so quickly it could be a sign.  I wasn’t getting any business and I was being stopped ever direction I turned.  Maybe quitting was what I should do.

Ah, but I am not a quitter!  I am also very stubborn.  Don’t tell me no, don’t tell me I can’t so something because my mode of operation is to rebel.  I believe there are multiple solutions to every problem and no one is going to stop me when I am on a mission.  I become even more unstoppable when someone or something is saying “no”.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do but I knew I had to refocus and not look at what wasn’t working.  When you look at what isn’t working you just create more of what isn’t working. If I did that, I might as well just quit.

So I changed my mindset away from the not working, away from lack consciousness and toward what I knew was possible and I asked the universe to show me the way. I am in a business that is exploding, people want what I have and I just need to find those people.  Sounds easy enough.

As soon as I shifted my thinking to seeing the possibilities, my phone started ringing.  People were calling me from no where, to sign up to be customers, to have parties and to buy Body Wraps.  In the first several days I sold 15 wraps when in the two weeks before that I had sold zero.  People were calling me to become business partners in my business and they were finding me on Google and I wasn’t paying anything! People I had talked to in the past were following up with me. I was getting messages from my Facebook business page without advertising at all.   Google and Facebook were saving me money and my business was alive.

The other thing I started doing was jumping for joy and saying “Thank You” every time I got a new customer, sold a wrap, had a phone call about the business.  Gratitude is magnetic and when you are grateful the universe sends you more of what you are grateful for.  Now I was thanking Facebook and Google for blocking my way because I was seeing other ways to go.

Since I changed my mind doors have opened for me with new ways to grow my business that I hadn’t thought about before.

What I learned from the experience is when challenges show up look at them as opportunities for expansion.  When you open up to possibilities magic happens.  I think I had gotten so focused on working Facebook that I had shut down the possibilities that were out there waiting for me.  It is one thing to focus and another to be so focused you miss seeing what might be available around you.

When you are open you will find that something better is always right around the next corner.  Keep your eyes open for the magic!

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Exploding my Business with the Compound Effect.

The more you find something to appreciate, the better it feels. The better it feels, the more you want to do it. The more you do it, the better it feels. The better it feels…the more you want to do it! The Law of Attraction assists with the powerful momentum of these positive thoughts and feelings until, with very little time and effort, you will find your heart singing in your joyous alignment with who you really are! And, in this wonderful-feeling vibration where no resistance exists, you will be in an exaggerated state of ALLOWING — you will be in the vibrational state where the things that you desire can flow easily into your experience. The better it gets, the better it gets!   Abraham Hicks

In my blog post a couple of months ago called ” Building Your Business with Gratitude “, I talked about the journal I started in mid January, to help me focus. I have been using it everyday for the past 2 months, writing my goals, tracking my steps to success and writing down the things I am grateful for each day and creating monthly dream collages.   I realized that another key piece to this is faith.  You have to trust that process because you don’t see the results immediately.

Why is this?  What I have learned in the past two months while doing the process is that I am being rewired.  I am creating a new habit while at the same time breaking some old ones that haven’t moved me toward success.  This rewiring doesn’t happen over night but taking steps each day has a compound effect.

There is a book floating around among my business friends called The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy that I have but haven’t read yet.  My understanding is that he talks about taking steps everyday toward your goal that will build the momentum. His premise is different than mine but I think it has the same outcome.

Here is what is happening.  I have been tracking every little and big thing that I do each day that is focused toward building my business and this has helped me see all the steps I am taking that I might not be aware of if I weren’t tracking them.  I am also keeping track of movement toward my goals.  This has helped me focus on what I want and takes my focus away from those things that I don’t want, that I might be seeing around me, such as someone’s business growing faster than mine is.  If you understand the law of attraction you get what you focus on whether it is something you want or something you don’t want.  The Universe doesn’t care, it just follows the energy.

I have learned it is better to have understated goals at first, so that succeeding build your faith and personal momentum.  Each time I accomplish a goal I have the experience of success behind me to meet the next one.  I notice if I set my goal too high that part of me that might not believe that I can achieve it finds a way to sabotage me.

The bigger thing that I am discovering is that I might not meet all of my weekly goals but there is an explosion happening in my business on a larger scale, more in alignment with my larger goals.  This has taught me that the most important part of this practice is consistency and focus, not meeting every goal.  The compound effect I am feeling is like a magnetic force that has been built up over the past two months as I am rewired internally and have faith in the process.

My business is exploding in unexpected ways and I believe this process has had a big impact on what is happening, and I am not stopping now!

 

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Building Your Business With Gratitude

“Gratitude is one example of the magnetic force of the universe.  Basically, nothing new can come into your life unless you open yourself up to being grateful for what you already have.”  Dr. Michael Beckwith

This is my year to do things differently.  I was looking for a new, effective way to rock the momentum in my business and asked for guidance on this.  I was looking for something simple and effective.   I was given this simple formula;

Step one; Aligning with love and joy is magnetic and tells the universe you want more of the joy producing activities.

Step Two; Be grateful for everything you already have created in your business.  Create a business gratitude journal and write in it every day.

Step Three: Take action from the space of love, joy and gratitude and it will be easy and effortless to create what you desire.

I started using this guidance as a practice at the end of January.   I created a journal that contains my goals, the steps I am taking toward success, and what I am grateful for that is already occurring and vision collage for what I want to create each month. When I create the vision collages I use pictures I find on line and also write my desires among the images.  I find this gives the images more life. This is the visionary way to create a business utilizing the energy of the universe to make it easier.

I break down the monthly goals into weekly goals that will lead me to the monthly outcome.  Each day I sit down at the end of the day and write down the steps I have taken and the things that have happened that are leading toward the successful outcome of my goals.  I also write down the things I am grateful for each day that support my goals becoming reality.

I can feel the energy building and positive things manifesting very easily.  This also helps me focus on my success and keeps me from looking at what those around me are doing and wishing it was me, which has been an issue for me.  This simple practice is building the momentum in my business and I can actually feel it.

The Magnetics of Gratitude

Consciously utilizing The Power Of Gratitude is an extremely important aspect of attracting to yourself the Abundance and Happiness that you desire and deserve in your life.

When you are in a sincere state of gratitude your energy (vibrational resonance) is one of acceptance and harmony. You resonate, and as a result project a much higher vibrational frequency which is exactly what attracts to you the events, conditions, and circumstances that you desire.

Think of yourself as a giant magnet. Whatever you are feeling, whether it be love, fear, anger, happiness, anger, joy, gratitude, resistance etc. you are in essence creating a magnetic force that attracts and draws to you events, conditions and circumstances which are in direct correlation to what you are feeling. Fear of something creates a magnetic force that will attract more of what you fear. Expressing Gratitude for any situation projects a magnetic force that draws to you more of what you are expressing gratitude for.

When you live in gratitude you also live in awareness and your awareness unfolds as you look for more things to be grateful for.  As you live with an awareness of the feelings of joy, love and fulfillment you add resonance that brings more of the things that make you feel joyful and fulfilled.  It makes your heart sing and this brings forth your heart’s desires.

In order to step up this energy, you have to create the frequency that is magnetic and that happens through gratitude.  Living in gratitude makes your resonant field magnetic and brings you more of what you are grateful for.  This can be applied to any area of your life including your business.

Celebrations are just as important for the Visionary. This step may seem obvious, but it can’t be overemphasized. Acknowledging ourselves for a job well done builds self-confidence. When we celebrate we also express gratitude to others, starting with a prayer or other ritual of thanksgiving to God, the creative self, or whatever higher power the Visionary recognizes. It is also time to thank all the members of one’s personal support team as well. The process has been brought to completion, the traveler has reached her destination. It’s time to party!

The Power of Vision Collages

Here’s a fun motivational activity that will help you literally transform your life into a work of art. We are all artists creating our life from a blank canvas. A vision collage will help you build a unique vision for your future and give you a lifetime to look forward to. In it, you will include all of your goals and dreams.  The beautiful collection of images will help you see what you want your future to be.   A little bit of arts and crafts fun like this may be just what you need to recapture some of that spirit and magic.

When you have completed your vision collage look at it every day and work with as you continue  and make that vision a reality!  If you journal along with it the writing will inform the collage and vice versa. The clearer the collage image, the more receptive you can be when it shows up in real life. The very concreteness of the photo collage makes it the perfect vehicle for reinforcing, through the eyes, which is the inner vision of the heart. This takes it out of the realm of imagination and brings it down to earth. Before long, as if by magic, the visionary’s dream appears in three dimensions.

My experience in the short time I have used this process is that my visions for my business are manifesting more easily and I am feeling magnetic.

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