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ISSUE DATE: March 2006

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Ø ARE YOU PLAYING WITH A FULL DECK???
Ø CLEANING OUT THE CLOSETS OF YOUR LIFE
Ø UPCOMING EVENTS

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ARE YOU PLAYING WITH A FULL DECK???

My Dad got me hooked on it. We can sit up for hours playing on his computer and cheering each other on until the magic words "YOU WON!" come up on the screen! I swore I'd never have it on my computer, and then one day I downloaded a demo copy and began to play. The game is Spider Solitaire and as I played it I began to see the wisdom that can give us a great strategy for our lives.

Now, the version I downloaded has only 10 deals, so you have the opportunity to play the same hand of cards you're dealt many times over. What you do with that opportunity is up to you, and here are some of the things I've discovered that I'd like to share with you as a conscious creator.

Each time you can play the game exactly as you've done before, almost moving into an unconscious trance, expecting the next card to be the same one you've seen so many times before, or you can take on a playful attitude and try different options to see how far you can go - to experiment and learn how powerful you really are! You CAN have FUN!

You can play the game with a winning attitude, or you can simply assume that you're going to lose, that the cards are stacked against you.

When you see the hand you've been dealt, you may think you already know what's behind each card, what the final outcome of the game will be, and more importantly you may even make a decision in that moment to give up and quit or you may quietly play along uncovering the same cards as you've done so many times before, effectively opting-out and settling for what you believe is your destiny.

So my questions are: Do you believe you're holding a winning hand? Are you truly playing the cards you've been dealt in life? Are you playing with a full deck?

Do you have the belief that you can and will succeed, or have you already decided to give in to those inner voices, based on past experiences and programming, that are telling you not to bother trying because the game is already fixed (and it's not in your favor)?

Have you settled into a comfort zone in life or are you ready to take a risk and try something new?

This reminds me of the saying I'm certain you've heard before: "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten."

Just like in the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray, you can have the same experience day after day after day. If you're tired of waking up every morning with the belief that you already know the story that's about to unfold, then maybe it's time for a change. As you change your attitudes and your actions you WILL change your results!

Josh Billings said, "Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well."

Are you anticipating wonderful things to unfold each day that will excite you and delight you, expecting only the very best in life? Or are you expecting your days to be monotonous, dull, boring, and full of struggle?

Remember, what you expect is what you get. As you expect life to be generous, kind, loving, and supportive you will not be disappointed.

We play the game. Yes, there may be opportunities we miss that might make the journey easier, and yet in the long run we are certain to hit our mark, to win our game, to reach our destination as long as we maintain our focus, determination and commitment to succeed.

Only we can take ourselves out of the game. There are those times when we are so frustrated we may just decide to give up and give in. And in those moments, it's often difficult to remember that the journey we're on is the greatest gift. What we learn along the way is absolutely priceless.

Rather than settling in, settling for less, or opting out, we can make a decision each and every day to participate fully in the game of life.

As a conscious creator you have a CHOICE! No one is doing it to you and no one is going to do it for you.

And, by becoming an observer of our own life, we have the opportunity to stand back with unemotional objectivity to see perfection. From a higher perspective, unobstructed by the past and our ego separation, we are able to see a wide range of undiscovered options and possibilities. We can create the space for higher wisdom and intuition to work on our behalf.

The Universe is limitless and abundant. It is only our limited vision and beliefs that hold us back from realizing the truth. The fulfillment of our every desire has already been provided for.

Living consciously, choosing what you desire for your life, you have the chance to live with passion and purpose, excited about the new day ahead!

If you're ready to make a change in your life, here are some strategies for success:

1. Play the game of life consciously and try different options to keep it interesting and exciting as you open to new possibilities you may never have imagined are right there waiting for you.
2. Learn the lessons from past choices and make different ones if you choose to have a different result. Remember, if you continue to do what you've always done, you will continue to get what you've always gotten.
3. If you become frustrated or tired, take a break. Simply put your focus on something else and then come back to the project or task at hand with a fresh, new perspective.
4. Instead of reacting unconsciously out of old beliefs and habits, begin to respond to life in the moment and seek new opportunities and options, new ways of being in the world.
5. Start each day new with the bright eyes and mind of a child, free from worry, doubt, and fears, embracing the adventure of every moment.
6. Hold the clear vision of yourself as a winner and create positive self-talk that will allow you to move forward with ease and joy to the life you love to live full of unlimited abundance, prosperity, health, love, joy, laughter, peace, and happiness!

YOU deserve it!

To your wealth and success,

Debbie Friedman, C.Ht.

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For information on Debbie's Cleaning Out the Closet of Your Mind
CDs and books, click here.

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"Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things."

- Eric Butterworth

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CLEANING OUT THE CLOSETS OF YOUR LIFE

Monday March 20th was the Vernal Equinox - the first day of Spring, a time of new beginnings in all areas of our lives. This is a time of expansion, a dynamic time of awakening.

And, if you haven't already done it, this is a perfect time for Spring cleaning, getting rid of all the things you no longer want or need in your life. This IS the time to give yourself that gift!

When you clean out your physical environment, un-cluttering and emptying out, your mind MUST cooperate. A clean environment demands an uncluttered mind, and a clear mind demands an uncluttered environment. (My CDs and practical tools are here to support you with this, too!) They work in a perfect balance in harmony to give you the freedom to receive all the new energies, people, happenings, and things that are on the way to you now.

The Universe will not tolerate a void or a vacuum, so when you take the time and make the effort to release all of the old things that no longer serve or support you, you are creating space for the new.

As some of you know, I moved two weeks ago. Now, my home is never cluttered and yet I felt the desire to get rid of a bunch of old stuff that I'd been holding on to, stuff that no longer brought me pleasure and that simply was taking up space. I got to feel the JOY that this release brings!

One whole donation truck later, along with antiques and furniture to my sons, I felt lighter, more free, no longer carrying the burdens of items that belonged to other people or that kept me tied to the past.

It's a cathartic experience and it's a powerful demonstration of your willingness to change, to let go and to grow.

So, if you're ready to welcome in the new, give yourself this gift of freedom and release.

YOU deserve it!

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"It is awareness of the awesome force of belief that creates possibility. Possibility limited only by what you can imagine. Positive belief anchored in respect, love, gratitude, integrity, and self-acceptance provides you, the artist, with a new brush that makes bold strokes. It is the time to create the life you've only dreamed of. But to do this you must be ready. Ready to change what you believe!"

- - Ray Dodd in The Power Of Belief

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UPCOMING EVENTS

If your group or organization is looking for a dynamic speaker, I'd love to be there to share my groundbreaking programs! Just contact me at Debbie@CleaningOutTheCloset.com or call me directly at 310.230.0872

Starting April 15th in Marina del Rey: The Manifesting Made Easy Workshop This in-person experience will be with a small, select group of individuals who are ready to catapult to live the life of their dreams! The group will meet every other Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm on April 15th, April 29th, May 13th, and May 20th. To register, call Debbie at 310.230.0872.

Saturday, May 27th: Cleaning Out The Closet Of Your Mind: Creating True Wealth And Unlimited Success In Every Area Of Your Life
1 pm - 3 pm
$30 Prepay, $35 Day of Event
Learning Light Foundation
1212 East Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805
To register, call 714.533.2311 or register online at www.learninglight.org

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"What lies before us and what lies behind us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cleaning Out the Closet of Your Mind, Inc.
15332 Antioch Street, #159
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: (310) 230-0872
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