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ISSUE DATE: August 2007

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Ø EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOW I LEARN
FROM MY GRANDCHILDREN

Ø ARE YOU LAUGHING?

Ø LISTEN TO SOME SPECIAL INTERVIEWS!

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EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOW I LEARN
FROM MY GRANDCHILDREN

I had the chance to take my two youngest grandchildren, Peyton and Brooks, to Knott's Berry Farm. As we rode the rides, painted faces, ate cotton candy, and laughed throughout the day I was filled with a wave of epiphanies about how brilliant children are.

Walking to the car after a long, joy-filled day it occurred to me that children are truly magnificent examples of how to tap into the power of effortlessly manifesting. More than that, they are filled with wisdom in just being who they are that can be great teachers to us all.

And, so, this month I'm sharing the simple lessons that I learned that day.

1. Trust. No one asked if I knew where I parked the car. No one asked if I knew where I was going as I drove home. They simply relaxed and followed the guidance they received, trusting that everything was in order, trusting that they were being taken care of, trusting that some greater force in the world was taking them where they needed to go.

As conscious creators, we are served well to remember our job is to choose what we desire, know that it's being provided for us, and relax into a place of trust as we move forward on our joyful journey. Worry, doubt and fear have no place in our world. Trust and faith are the answers. Everything you need is being provided for you, absolutely.

2. Sing your own song and appreciate that others will sing their own tune, too. Brooks was singing a song while Peyton was humming an entirely different tune. Somehow, perhaps oddly, a great harmony was present as they walked side-by-side in contentment.

Whatever makes your heart sing, whatever brings you great joy, simply do it. And as you embrace your own song, what you came here to do, appreciate, accept and honor that every one else has their own song to sing, too. Drop any judgment or need to control the journey that others are taking. Focus on your personal journey and choices, and it will all work out. Everything is happening perfectly, in Divine right timing and order.

3. If you gotta go, you gotta let me know. This probably seems obvious, but this was a major agreement between us that applied specifically to the bathrooms, and giving advance notice for any nature call given the crowds and long lines.

Communicate with yourself. Communicate with others. Communicate daily with the force that connects us all.

4. When you're tired, sleep

5. When you're hungry, eat

6. When your feelings are hurt, tell someone

7. When you need a hug, go up and hug someone

8. Tell people you love them

9. PLAY!

10. Forget to remember everything that's not essential

11. Don't worry about stuff that's none of your business; as a matter of fact, don't worry at all

12. Tell people what you're thinking

13. When somebody else is hurting, comfort them and let them know you care

14. Play with your food every once in a while just for the fun of it

15. Watch cartoons and LAUGH

16. When you need to, CRY

17. When you want something, ASK

18. When you don't like something, tell someone

19. When someone tells you they don't like something, do your best to remember and honor that

20. When someone is doing something that could hurt themselves or others, TELL someone. Tell them again and again and again until you are heard. CARE enough to make them stop.

Embrace, rejoice in and celebrate the child inside of you!

YOU deserve it!

To your wealth and success,

Debbie Friedman, C.Ht.

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"If you're too busy to laugh, you're too busy!"

- The Laughter Clinic Project

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ARE YOU LAUGHING?

PLAY! JOY! LAUGHTER! FUN! Do you have enough of it in your life?

As adults, many of us have forgotten how to play, lost touch with those things that really make us laugh, and shoved to the side the things that bring us joy, often because we think we'll get to it when we've taken care of the "important" or practical matters in front of us. We simply have gotten into the habit of taking life too seriously and forgetting that we are here to have FUN!

From a manifesting perspective, tapping into the Law of Attraction and naturally attracting and drawing to you wonderful experiences that delight and excite you, Dr. David Hawkins speaks from years of research on the power of Joy in his best-selling book Power vs. Force.

If you're new to this idea or Dr. Hawkins' work, Force is grounded in the idea of "making things happen" while Power is the energy we create that allows things to happen. Essentially, true Power is the vibration we produce that places us in an energy field to receive those things or experiences of a like vibration, all things good.

Calibrated with the tool of kinesiology or muscle testing, Dr. Hawkins discovered that the critical point was a calibration of 200. Anything below 200 is found to be weak or negative. Anything above 200 is found to be strong or positive. Levels of 600 and above were in the realm of enlightenment and the highest spiritual states.

Joy calibrated at 540 (higher than Love at 500), and corresponded with the feelings of being One, being Complete, and the emotion of Serenity.

In a state of Joy, then, we are PowerFULL and can experience manifestations that come with great ease and flow, naturally, with little or no effort on our part.

On a practical level, there are many benefits to joy, play and laughter. In his best-selling book Anatomy of an Illness, Dr. Norman Cousins talks about how he cured himself from a life-threatening disease with a steady diet of laughter and massive doses of Vitamin C!

The September 2007 issue of Reader's Digest brings the message home. "Laughter reduces stress, improves memory and helps keep our hearts healthy. The ability to laugh is hardwired into our systems, and new research shows that it's not only good for us, it's contagious."

We've probably all heard the saying "Laughter is the best medicine". And, now there's research to back it up.

Here are some highlights:

  • "Laughing for 10 to 15 minutes increases your heart rate by 10% to 20%, which means you can burn an extra 10 to 40 calories a day. Over a year, that can add up to a four-pound weight loss."
    - Readers Digest September 2007
  • "Humor increases the production and effectiveness of natural killer cells that stomp out germs. These cells are elevated for at least 12 hours after just an hour of watching, say, Will Ferrell run around in his underwear."
    - Readers Digest September 2007
  • "Laughter does indeed lower stress hormones and gives the immune system a boost."
    - Loma Linda University School of Medicine research
  • "It is possible for all 400 muscles of the body to move during laughter - thus laughter has been playfully labeled by some as a form of 'internal aerobics'. If you were able to sustain a bell-laugh for one full hour, you could laugh off as many as 500 calories!"
    - Robert Holden on the Laughter Clinic Project
  • "Laughter, happiness and joy 'inspire' the immune system to create white 'T' cells, commonly called 'happy cells', which help to prevent infection."
    - Robert Holden
  • Laughter is good for your heart. Laughter may help prevent heart disease.
    - University of Maryland Medical Center Study

So, this month I'm encouraging each of you to take out a piece of paper and write PLAY at the top of it. Create a list of things that really bring you joy, things that make you laugh and feel playful, things that open your heart up to that delicious child-like energy that embraces life and living.

List those things and number them. Make a commitment to your Self to do one thing each day from the list.

Have FUN and just notice what happens in the world around you.

YOU deserve it!

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"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."

- Voltaire

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LISTEN TO SOME SPECIAL INTERVIEWS!

If you missed the live interviews on my Voice America radio show, you can now listen to them online by visiting a special page on my website through this link: http://www.cleaningoutthecloset.com/voiceamerica/

From health, wealth, spirituality, our natural gifts and more, the topics and guests were extraordinary, and I invite you to join in for the wisdom.

ENJOY!

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"We don't stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing."

- Robert Holden

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You can contact Debbie Friedman, C.Ht. at debbie@cleaningoutthecloset.com or contact her directly at (310) 230-0872.

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All contents Copyright © 2007 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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