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ISSUE DATE: December 2007

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Ø PROSPERITY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Ø THE SHIFT IN ACTION JUBILEE!

Ø SUGGESTED READINGS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY RETREAT

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PROSPERITY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Recently I was asked to speak to a group on the topic "Prosperity for the Holidays" and I began to dive right in.

As a prelude, I'd like to ask you to begin by taking in a deep breath and then releasing. Take in another deep breath now and let go.

The word Prosperity is defined by Webster's dictionary as "successful, flourishing or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune".

Now, if you've been reading my writings for any length of time, taken the opportunity to study quantum physics or been introduced to the laws of the Universe, you recognize and know that YOU ARE YOUR GOOD FORTUNE!

Everything you think, say and do determines your destiny and the reality you see reflected in the world around you. There's no mystery or magic here.

The formula is simple: ASK. BELIEVE. RECEIVE.

All the abundance, health, love, peace, joy and prosperity you could ever imagine are already yours!

What holds us back from manifesting our heart's desires is, too often, our inability to believe and to know that we are powerful co-creators. There's also the conditioned ideas from society and the people around us that tend to focus our thoughts on the "not enough" idea.

Here's my question to you: When I asked you to take a breath as we began, did you hesitate for fear that there might not be "enough" air? Was there any idea that, perhaps, your supply would not be there for you? Did your mind go to a place of panic and fear with thoughts of lack, limitation, competition, or the need to win?

My guess is that the thought never occurred to you, so you freely and fully breathed in to receive your supply. The same thing is true when it comes to money. Money is simply an energy, and when we operate with the certainty, the knowingness that our rich share is available to us at every moment without question - with absolute certainty - we are placing ourselves in the vibration to receive.

When we are in a natural, relaxed state of receiving our full supply and then releasing and sharing without any thought or concern - just as with our breath - we create the space to receive even more. We are in the flow. We are in a prosperity consciousness.

"the treasure house of infinite riches is within you and all around you.
By learning the laws of the mind, you can extract from that infinite
storehouse within you everything you need in order to live life
gloriously, joyously, and abundantly."
Dr. Joseph Murphy in Your Infinite Power To Be Rich

It all begins with your consciousness, what you believe you deserve to have or experience. This is your Truth because this is what you create.

Now, you can change your consciousness at any moment in time by what you give your focus and emotional energy to. One very powerful way is to visualize what you desire as if it has already happened with all of your senses, feeling the joy and celebration of what you have chosen. When you are desiring something, it is particularly beneficial to visualize and experience the mental movie just before you go to sleep at night as well as several times throughout the day. This is a great time to program your mind for success, to give your consciousness new patterns to create. Do this as a practice regularly every day until you become comfortable with the feeling of being, doing, and having what you desire. When you have claimed it, the Universe must respond and your reality must change as a direct result.

"Everything in the Universe is for us. Nothing is against us.
Life is ever giving of itself. We must receive, utilize and extend the gift.
Success and prosperity are spiritual attributes belonging to all people,
but not necessarily used by all people."
- Ernest Holmes in The Science of Mind

And let's not stop there. The idea of Prosperity moves beyond our financial wealth and encompasses everything that allows us to be successful, flourishing and thriving, those things and experiences that truly make our life rich in every way.

"Holiday" is defined by Webster's as "of or pertaining to a festival, joyous". Have you ever considered what your life would be like if you celebrated each and every day as a joyous festival? Every day that we breathe is a gift, so every day is a Holiday - a time for great celebration. If we lived each day from this perspective instead of confining our rejoicing to only certain days that we have marked on our calendars, our entire world would change.

My friend, James Lloyd, has spent a great deal of time with hospice workers to find out what people are concerned with as they are preparing to leave this earthly plane.

Maybe you've heard it before, but the questions everyone focuses on have nothing to do with bills being paid, money in a bank account or material wealth. Here are the questions that people spend their last days and hours contemplating:

1. Did I give and receive love?
2. Did I play my music? [In other words, did I express my unique gifts
     and blessings - did I do what I came to do in this lifetime?]
3. Did I make a difference in the world?

As so many are caught up in giving presents this season - those delightful packages wrapped in bows with splendor - I'd like you to consider that what most people are truly craving is your presence - your time, your kindness, your patience, your compliments, your acknowledgment, your friendship.

BE present as you go out in the world and BE generous, BE mindful, and BE the gift that so many need to receive. Express gratitude, open a door, smile, yield in traffic, talk to others around you, and participate fully and generously in life. BE your prosperity NOW and answer those 3 questions every day with a resounding YES!

This is a time of the year when we are reminded of the miracles and magic of life and living. Hannukah with the miracle of the lamps, when there was only enough oil for one day and yet they burned for 8. Santa Claus. The birth of Jesus Christ. Ebenezer Scrooge. The Miracle on 34th Street.

Begin today to let that joyful anticipation of miracles and magic be part of every breath that you take!

As I've written many times before, we are going through a transition on this planet - a great evolution of consciousness and a shifting of paradigms. We are in the midst of change on many different levels.

And, so, as we head off to our holidays and move beyond 2007, I leave you with these words of wisdom and an invitation to participate:

"Anything you do from the soulful self will help lighten the burdens of the world. Anything. You have no idea what the smallest word, the tiniest generosity can cause to be set in motion. Be outrageous in forgiving. Be dramatic in reconciling. Mistakes? Back up and make them as right as you can, then move on. Be off the charts in kindness. In whatever you are called to, strive to be devoted to it in all aspects large and small. Fall short? Try again. Mastery is made in increments, not in leaps. Be brave, be fierce, be visionary. Mend the parts of the world that are within your reach. To strive to live this way is the most dramatic gift you can ever give to the world."
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

May your holidays be filled with love, joy, peace, abundance, plenty, prosperity and miracles that make your life rich forever…

With love and gratitude,

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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"I do not seek good fortune, I am good fortune."

- - Walt Whitman

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THE SHIFT IN ACTION JUBILEE!

We are in the midst of change and the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is giving us all a great gift with access to wisdom and insights from some of the most powerful and transformational leaders of our time. I invite you take advantage of this free offer through December 24th!

The web's largest media library on conscious change.

Hundreds of audios, teleseminars, and videos from visionary leaders and inspiring change agents are now available, with no email registration. This enormous giveaway of wisdom is at www.ShiftInAction.com.

After a banner year with many successes, the Institute of Noetic Sciences is expressing our gratitude with this free offering. You can pass along the gift of a shift by inviting friends, family, and allies to join in the festive spirit by downloading essential wisdom for the year ahead, such as:

     
The Intention Series - 25 spiritual and scientific leaders share their insights on the further reaches of our mind’s potential – perfect to help you set your 2008 intentions! Marianne Williamson, Michael Bernard Beckwith, John Hagelin, Daniel Siegel, and more. (visit now)
Videos - weekly inspirational segments by leading luminaries. Caroline Myss, Larry Dossey, Joan Borysenko, Robert Thurman, Lynne McTaggart, and more. (visit now)
Teleseminars - over 100 behind-the-scenes teleseminars with the people who are shaping the paradigms of tomorrow. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, Daniel Pinchbeck, and more. (visit now)
Essential Shifts - What do 34 of the world's great thinkers and societal change leaders have to say about the most essential shifts of our time? Find out with Dennis Kucinich, Angeles Arrien, Van Jones, and more. (visit now)
Hundreds of other offerings from over 220 leaders such as Capt. Edgar Mitchell, Jean Houston, Thom Hartmann, Lynne Twist, Bruce Lipton, Julia Butterfly Hill, Hazel Henderson, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Candace Pert, Ervin Laszlo and many more. (visit full list by name) (visit full list by picture) (full media archive)
     

 

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"And herein we find the secret of propelling our heart's desires from the state of imagination to the reality of our everyday lives: It's our ability to feel as if our dreams have already come to life, our wishes are fulfilled, and our prayers are already answered."

- Gregg Braden in The Divine Matrix

 

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SUGGESTED READINGS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY RETREAT

Always, as we approach the end of the year, it's a great opportunity to take some time to reflect on the events of the past year, choose what we will leave behind and prepare for what we desire to receive in the year ahead.

2007 is a "9" year in numerology, a year of completions in a cycle, and 2008 is a "1" year, a time of new beginnings.

I encourage you all to take some time this holiday season for a personal retreat - gifting yourself with the time to reflect, renew, restore, rejoice, and rejuvenate.

As you do, I'd like to suggest some books that you can indulge yourself in - full of insights and wisdom that are certain to empower you in creating your new year ahead full of abundance and prosperity and joy. Here's my list:

The Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden
The Power of Awareness by Neville (or any of his other books!)
Five Wishes: How Answering One Simple Question Can Make Your Dreams Come True by Gay Hendrix

ENJOY!

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"The Truth that sets you free is that you can experience in imagination what you desire to experience in reality, and by maintaining this experience in imagination, your desire will become an actuality."

- Neville in The Power of Awareness

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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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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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