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New Year’s Wishes for You

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | December 30th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: 2011, affirmation, affirmations, beauty, blessings, change, christmas, faith, freedom, future, gratitude, growth, Hanukkah, holiday, HOPE, intention, journal, joy, life, love, meditation, new year, peace, prayer, Relationships, season, spirituality, thankful, thanks, universe, wishes

 Smiling woman in winter clothing holding a coffee mug

Happy Holidays,

As we moved toward the end of this year, I really began to contemplate how I, personally, wanted to end 2010.

Are You Living in the “Yes”?

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | December 16th, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, doubt, fear, intention, meditation, negative thoughts, negativity, positive thinking, positivity, spiritual practice, spirituality, transformation, true self, yes

Happy womanRecently, I committed to a deeper spiritual practice. It included contemplating and releasing anything that did not support my highest good. Every morning, 45 minutes was dedicated to only this aspect of my practice. What came forward was a very old belief that no longer served me. I decided to acknowledge and consciously surrender it.

The amazing thing is that shifts began to take place immediately. As I listened and opened to embracing the old paradigm, something else moved in. It was a question: “Are you living in the YES?”

In All Things Give Thanks

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | November 18th, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: affirmation, anger, change, frustration, grace, gratitude, inspiration, intention, life, Personal Growth, prayer, Relationships, thankful, thanks, thanksgiving, visualization

Woman holding white flower

I have been contemplating gratitude for the past few days. What came forward for me was that everything is a gift. When I look back on my life, I can see how every event, experience and person supported me in being the person that I am today.

Take Nothing for Granted

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | October 28th, 2010 | 4 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: affirmation, appreciation, children, death, family, gratitude, grief, intention, life, loss, love, motherhood, mourning, SAD, sadness, tragedy

Two women huggingI recently received the unexpected news that three people I love had been in a car accident. The mother and youngest daughter were killed and the second child, 11 years old, was in critical condition. These people are a major part of our spiritual community and youth ministry. I received phone calls and emails filled with shock and sadness. As I sat in the memorial service, I had such a feeling of sadness and loss. The children often ran up to me on a Sunday and showered me with hugs and kisses. I always felt such love and joy during these quick exchanges. Their smiles and joyous ways always filled my heart with warmth and peace.

Affirm Transformation and Enjoy Your Life Ride

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | July 28th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, being present, change, enjoyment, intention, live, look, see, transformation

heart shaped roller coaster

Since I was a child, I have loved amusement parks and the thrill of roller coasters. I always feel exhilarated when I get on a ride and the “thrill experience” begins.

Stepping Out: Pursue Your Dreams

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | July 15th, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, change, comfort-zone, creativity, dreams, fear, flexible thinking, inspiration, intention, passion, risk, Spirit Media Network, success, taking risks, transformation

Man standing on a mountain with arms outstretched

Success requires risk. It demands that we step out of our comfort zones and move into unknown territory. We all know that, but doing it is another thing. There are lots of people walking around talking about their dreams, but many are completely immobilized. The thought of taking action to manifest the dream is so frightening that they do nothing.

The Search for Self: Healing Old Wounds to Live Life Renewed

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | May 27th, 2010 | 6 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: addiction, affirmation, change, healing, intention, Oprah, starting over, transformation

Recently, Oprah did this wonderful show on women, food and God. I love that she makes us aware of topics that cause us to pause and reassess how we live. As I contemplated this show, it led me to think about the fact that all addictions have a root cause. That cause is not wanting to “feel” something, or trying to find our worth, our power and our life outside of ourselves.

The “Ex” Factor: Shift Your Perspective

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | May 14th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: affirmation, change, divorce, intention, starting over, transformation

I was talking to someone recently who did not want an “ex” to be involved in an event where their child was participating.

When asked what I thought of this, I responded that I thought it was an old way of thinking.

Rejoice! Let Go of Pain and Invite Joy Into Your Life

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | April 16th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, fear, giving thanks, intention, joy, joyful, rejoice, thankful, transformation

Joyful woman jumping

There is something wonderful about a person who expresses joy. In fact, when we are in the presence of a joyous being, we feel uplifted and connected. Their energy is contagious and inspires people around them to discover their own bliss.

“I Celebrate Now”: How to Stay Positive in Trying Times

Patricia Moreno by Patricia Moreno | March 25th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, exercise, Fitness, happiness, IntenSati, intenSati Method, intention, Patricia Moreno, positive thinking, pregnancy, self-affirmation, stress, stress-relief

I have been sharing this with many people, but I have not yet shared it with you, though some of you may already know: I am pregnant. I am 16 weeks pregnant, and I am obviously thrilled. The first few months were a combination of excitement, joy and also worry if it would really be real this time!