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ISSUE DATE: August 2006

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Ø WHAT ARE YOU SEEING WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR?  

Ø FINAL CALL FOR THE MANIFESTING MADE EASY WORKSHOP!

Ø INSPIRATION, INFORMATION, AND CONNECTION

Ø UPCOMING EVENTS

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WHAT ARE YOU SEEING WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR?

I was driving a distance to a meeting and stopped along the way for a quick bite to eat. As I walked into the restroom, I looked in the mirror and my immediate response was "I'm beautiful!".

Now, the truth is that the mirror on the wall was not made of glass - it was made of a reflective plastic that allows only a blurry, unfocused kind of image.

I couldn't see the wrinkles, the blemishes, the imperfections. I could only see my reflection from a larger perspective and it was magnificent.

Which started me thinking: Is blurry vision a gift?

We can change our perspective and what we see by the lens or filter that we choose to look through. Like the mirrors of carnivals past, we get to choose what we stand for and what we stand in front of, and our vision may be distorted by the choices we make. We may see the truth or only a small aspect of it or something that doesn't even exist. It's all up to us.

The visual spectrum of light for the human eye is limited. We know we can see only a fraction of what really exists in the world, and we can see only a fragment of the vast, limitless, abundant potential that the Universe offers freely.

And as we may have trained ourselves over the years to look for what's lacking, what's wrong, the piece of the puzzle that's missing, we can simply choose to retrain ourselves to look for what is beautiful, right, balanced, loving, good, joy-filled, and wondrous.

We get to choose what we focus on - what our attention is drawn to. As we focus on the perfection, the beauty, the joy, the love, the laughter, the abundance in life we must experience more of that as the Universe responds to our natural attraction.

What we focus on expands and is created in our world.

Just like a mirror, every aspect of your life will reflect back to you what you have been giving your attention to, what you've been focusing on.

As we look beyond the wrinkles and blemishes and imperfections, and take our focus entirely off of what we "think" is wrong, what hasn't been done, what's missing, what's not quite right, what doesn't please us, we can begin to feel an immediate shift.

Remember your power and who you are. You are the captain of your own ship in this journey of life and you get to choose what you see, think, feel, and take action on. You have the ability every day to determine your destiny.

Choose….

Choose powerfully and positively.

Focus on the truth, free from the limitations of your logical mind.

Look for what's right.

Seek exquisite visions of beauty and magnificence.

One of my friends has a cousin who uses a brilliant tool that I'd like to share with you. She chooses to have Amnesia for a day - forgetting all past judgments, hurts, angers, fears, disappointments, and interpretations. And, in this state of mind and being, the Universe untangles things for us.

I was crabby in the market last week. I'd taken a quick break from work to run to the store and found myself in a long express check out line with a 10 item limit behind a woman who had 15. There was a child in front of me in his mother's arms and my mind immediately went to the idea that he was overweight. Then he turned his face to me and smiled.

All judgment, anxiety, tension left my body as I was engaged by an angelic child in a moment of pure joy. His bright smile and calm, clear eyes shifted my day. I realized I had allowed my ego, my agenda, to laser focus in a direction I did not desire to travel and recognized that I had allowed myself to miss out on some precious, delight-filled experiences. In that moment, I made the decision to be present for the gifts of each and every minute of my day.

As we accept ourselves as being perfect - just the way we are - we allow ourselves to enter into a state of grace where everything else around us falls into alignment in a wonderful way. When we offer ourselves unconditional love, the mirror of our life will reflect that image back to us. When we can see, know, feel, sense and appreciate the perfection of our self, a profound transformation takes place almost immediately.

Just for today, give yourself the gift of blurry vision. Allow yourself to have amnesia. Open your mind, your heart, your eyes to a new vision of how magnificent you truly are and the perfection of every moment! Just for today, allow yourself to see only the truth - that life is full of beauty, love, joy, abundance and prosperity for all. And, most of all, allow yourself to receive.

Just for today, allow yourself to see only the truth - that life is full of beauty, love, joy, abundance and prosperity for all. And, most of all, allow yourself to receive.

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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"One has just to be oneself. That's my basic message. The moment you accept yourself as you are, all burdens, all mountainous burdens simply disappear. Then life is a sheer joy, a festival of lights"

- Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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FINAL CALL FOR THE MANIFESTING MADE EASY WORKSHOP!

For years now, the Manifesting Made Easy 8-week workshop series has been transforming lives as people get rid of the old stuff that's held them back in the past, and learn practical tools and techniques for consciously creating the life they love to live.

In a small, intimate group setting, this workshop is designed for those who are ready to change their life and start experiencing the magic of manifesting.

With my travels, I will no longer be able to offer the Manifesting Made Easy workshop for small groups and at the current price. This is the final call for any one who desires to take advantage of it.

For $750 you receive a $1,400 value that includes 5 books, 9 CDs, four workshops, and a half-hour private session on the phone with me for 8 weeks.

This final workshop group will meet October 7th, October 21st, November 4th, and November 18th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Marina del Rey, CA.

If you are ready to create true wealth and unlimited success in your life, I'll be here to show you the way.

For more information, click here. To reserve your place, call me directly at 310.230.0872 or email me at Debbie@CleaningOutTheCloset.com.

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"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thought. With our thoughts we make the world."

- The Dhammapada

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INSPIRATION, INFORMATION, AND CONNECTION

Conversations to Inspire and Motivate - www.SpeakingAboutGod.com lets you experience what the leading minds in personal & spiritual growth share in these insightful, inspiring interviews. I invite you to listen to my interview with Dr. Rhoberta Shaler on Speaking About God by clicking here.

A.D.D. anyone? - If you or someone you know has A.D.D., there is a new website full of resources and tools for success. To find out more, visit www.instantADDsuccess.com.

No cost success classic - The Culture of Courage by Frank C. Haddock is an out of print resource for success. Offered on other sites for up to $19, you can download your copy at no cost by clicking here.

To expand your mind and your skills - The SHOCK Institute (Seeking Higher Omnipotent Conscious Knowledge) is a virtual distant learning institution, dedicated to seeking the most powerful spiritual technologies and advanced spiritual masters in the field of manifestation and intention anywhere in the world. To find out more click here.

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"Life consists of what a person is thinking about all day."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, September 3rd: West Hills, California
Manifesting Made Easy: Creating The Life You Love To Live

IONS (The Institute of Noetic Sciences) - LA
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Suggested donation: $20
Tahdi Blackstone's Serengeti West
8808 Chatlake Drive, West Hills, CA 91304
Breakfast nibbles at 10 a.m. - Please bring a potluck lunch - a large salad or entrée to share
For directions click here

Tuesday, September 12th: Phoenix, AZ
Cleaning Out The Closet Of Your Mind: Winning The Inner Game For Success!

National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
Phoenix, AZ
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Sam's Café at Biltmore Fashion Park
2566 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
www.NAPO-Arizona.com
For more information and to register, contact Jody Owen at jody@thespaceyourein.com

Sunday, September 17th: Camarillo, California
Prosperity Manifesting Made Easy: Creating The Life You Love To Live
1 - 3:30 pm
$25 in advance $35 at the door
Spiritual Living Center of Ventura County
430 Mobil Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010
For more information and to register: www.spirituallivingcenter.org or call 805.484.1137

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"When I use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."

- Author unknown

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The contents of this newsletter may be copied, reproduced, or freely distributed for all non-profit purposes without the consent of the author as long as the author's name and contact information are included.

All contents Copyright © 2006 Debbie Friedman, C.Ht. except where indicated. All rights reserved worldwide.

For more information contact:

Debbie Friedman, C.Ht.
Cleaning Out the Closet of Your Mind, Inc.
15332 Antioch Street, #159
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: (310) 230-0872
Fax: (310) 230-0972

Email: info@cleaningoutthecloset.com

Website: www.CleaningOutTheCloset.com

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