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ISSUE DATE: May, 2005





My granddaughter Peyton, who turns 3 later this month, was coming to stay over night and I needed to buy a blow up bed for her to sleep on. You see, over the years she's come to think of my closet as her "bedroom". It's a decent sized walk-in at 7' x 15', for those of you who might be thinking I'm a bit strange, and the truth is that I used to set up her crib in there so she'd be close to me.

She's outgrown the crib now and slept in my bed the last few times, but she'd always walk into my closet and ask where her bed was for her "bedroom". So, I knew I had to come up with another solution and fast.

One of my favorite stores was having a sale on a name brand for $79, but when I got there they were sold out.

Sitting in my car, I calmly moved into a state of knowing that the perfect bed was waiting for us and asked for guidance. The idea came to me to go to Sears, only a few blocks away. I haven't visited my local Sears since I bought my refrigerator six years ago, so this was an unusual idea for me.

And, yet, I have learned to trust my intuition and to act on it, so I steered my car towards Sears. Once inside, I found the perfect blow up Scooby Doo bed for only $24 complete with a sleeping bag set up. Best yet, it was on a clearance sale so I got an extra 25% off - plenty left to buy two princess pillows too and still keep the total at $40!

When something you'd planned doesn't work out the way you expected it to, you've got a choice. You can complain, tell everyone how unfair life is, play the victim role, or quietly retreat expecting more disappointments to come your way. On the creative plane, this strategy simply attracts more of what you don't want to you and effectively drives away all the goodies.

When you claim your power as a co-creator you move into the confidence and the knowing that something even better is coming to you in a perfect way! You EXPECT that the Universe is a friendly, generous place that responds to your every need and desire, and that the perfect solution has already been provided!

A woman at one of the workshops shared that after she'd paid her bills at the beginning of last month, she had $11 to feed her daughter and herself. She remained calm in the knowingness that all her needs were taken care of and that the Universe would provide. She stayed relaxed in the certainty that her great good would come in a wonderful way. The next day she received a $100 gift! Two days later she received $450 in checks in the mail!

What she expected is what she received.

Fear, panic, worry, and doubt never serve us in creating abundance and prosperity.

But the real point of this story is to remind us that we all have access to the greatest storehouse of knowledge when we tap into Universal wisdom! It's all there for us - every single one of us - just for the asking.

If the Universe is responding to my need to find a blow up bed, what could possibly make me believe that they're not working with me and for me on every level of my life? Some people call it intuition, but it is a powerful guiding force that can free us from the burden of worry, doubt and fear, making our lives easy and joyful and FUN!!!

While others may begin to lament with stories of hard luck or how things never work out for them, choose a different course! Choose to tell yourself a different story! Choose to stand firm in the knowing that you are absolutely being taken care of, that you are safe, and that everything you need will be provided. Absolutely everything.

Here's one thing I've come to know at the core of my being: when I ASK for guidance, I receive it. Sometimes I receive it in unexpected ways, but I always receive it.

Some people hear voices if they're clairaudient. Other people see pictures or symbols if they're clairvoyant. Still others are clairsentient and simply have a knowingness or a strong feeling. One woman I know has a strong sense of smell that guides her. The truth is that all of our senses are tuned in to receive higher channels of wisdom and knowledge, and our bodies are perfect receptors.

We may also receive guidance from synchronicities in our lives - those chance coincidences that aren't really coincidences at all. It's my general rule of thumb to pay attention and take action if I hear or see anything 3 times. If the guidance is strong, I take immediate action.

In my favorite movie, Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner received guidance from voices in his cornfield and a baseball field screen. In the movie L.A. Story, Steve Martin received messages from freeway signs. We all know the idea, and yet many people refuse to believe they can tap into this wisdom, don't believe they're worthy, or simply don't believe it will work for them. It's all about trust and faith.

The question is: Are you asking for help and guidance? Are you expecting to receive it and then paying attention? When you receive guidance, do you act on it or do you ignore it out of the fear and doubt habit?

One woman was having a lot of problems with an offer she'd made on a house. As she was driving home, she asked for guidance for her perfect home. She had a "hunch" to turn left at a particular corner and to stop in front of a house. The house didn't have a "For Sale" sign up yet, but it had just been listed and was her home in a short time.

As we quiet the chatter in our minds and relax into the certainty that the guidance, clarity, and direction we desire is present, we are in a receptive state. When we receive the guidance and have the faith to act on it, we are affirming to the Universe that we are paying attention. The more we listen, the more we respond, the more we receive. The more grateful we are for the guidance we receive, the quicker the clarity comes.

Like any muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets, and the more confident you become in your ability. The more you know you have a direct connection with higher wisdom, the more calmly, confidently, joyfully, and successfully you can move forward in your life.

If you're new to this practice, here are some techniques I suggest to begin: Sit in a quiet place with your eyes closed and begin to breathe deeply. If any thoughts of the outside world come into your mind, just allow them to drift and float away and refocus on your breathing. Become clear on what you choose: perfect health, money, love, or help with a specific dilemma. Remember, nothing is too small and anything that is distracting you from living a life of love and joy is significant. Say silently something like this: "I ask for your help with this situation. Please give me the clarity, direction, and guidance that I need so that I may be the person I came here to be. My mind and my life are full and busy, and I'm new at this, so please make the guidance really clear and bring it to me in a way that I absolutely will recognize it. Thank you."

When you are complete, hold the thought that your guidance - the answer you requested - is coming to you in a wonderful way. Before you go to sleep at night, repeat the process. It's often helpful, too, to write out your request on a piece of paper and put it underneath your pillow. As you drift off to sleep, allow yourself to focus on the thought that the entire Universe is working on your behalf to bring you the perfect answer to your request, and that you are ready, willing, and able to receive.

As you move throughout the day, expect the answers to come and pay attention. When you receive the guidance you've requested, take action immediately even if it doesn't make sense at first. Then, become grateful for the guidance you've received and celebrate how wonderful it is that the Universe cares about your every need and desire.

You are a precious being with great gifts to share, fully supported by the Universe to live a life that is rich, wonderful, joyful, loving and FUN! You are in this wonderful playground of life, and these resources are here for you to use to help you create the life you love to live with great ease and flow.

And, most of all, remember that YOU DESERVE IT!

To your wealth and success,

Debbie Friedman, C.Ht.


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"Suddenly you will 'have a feeling' or 'get a hunch' about what to do or not to do. As you follow that hunch or prompting, you will be happily amazed to find that Divine Intuition, which gave you the prompting, has already gone before you and prepared the way for its fulfillment! You will discover that as you follow that intuitive prompting in faith, without reasoning it through, your good will unfold to you almost faster than you can accept it."

- Catherine Ponder in
The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity



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"You came to earth with talents, intuitions, and visions. As you follow them, you draw to yourself all the material and spiritual support you need. If abundance does not seem to be flowing your way, ask yourself if there is something that you would love to be doing more than what you are doing. Have you had urges or intuitions that you have not acted on? Your secret dreams or delights may be exactly the keys to shifting your energy and results."

- - Alan Cohen in A Deep Breath Of Life



I've said it many times before - YOU ARE THE LIGHT! In my workshops and past newsletters, I've even talked about how to use light energy to attract everything you desire.

This is not Motel 6, and you don't have to wait for someone else to keep the light on for you. The light is already inside of you. Your job is to turn it on and to shine BRIGHT in this world!

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"Be aware of the cues that your desires are manifesting. Keep in mind that the way things will show up in your life is not necessarily related to what your rational brain has indicated. Things may begin popping into your life that were never there before, and which may surprise you as you notice them more and more frequently."

- - - Wayne Dyer in Manifest Your Destiny


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