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FISH by JAN
one of a kind ATC card created using aqua promarker pens and waterbrush finished in black gelly roll pen as outline.
hope you like it!
There is a technique for everything, including prayers. Although emanating from your heart and soul, prayers can be refined to produce better results through the following suggestions on how to verbalize your prayer requests.
1. Be SPECIFIC, YOU MUST BE SPECIFIC!
Being specific lets Heaven know exactly what you are requesting. It's not God / the Universe/ or your Higher Power's job to guess what you are trying to communicate.
If you want a dog, specify border collie, or yellow laborador retriever, otherwise don't be disappointed when you receive a non descript Heinz 57 "dog." If you want to be physically , emotionally, or mentally healed from Cancer, depression, an intecessory prayer request for healing helps faciltate your healing hourney.
2. Use "I ASK": “ask and ye shall receive."
Sometimes when we communicate that we want a specific request or result answered, we are really general, sorta "ho hum" about the intention. The Bible states "ask and ye shall receive". Using the term "I ask" gets God/ the Universe/ your Higher Power's attention that you are serious about your request, and not just having a hopeful conversation with yourself.
3. “IT IS MY INTENT.”
That phrase brings your prayers into the NOW, at this very moment in time. When you state that it is your intention, intention is never never land, with no end or beginning, just "out there" somewhere in time. Do you want results in this lifetime or incarnation? Then set your intent, with a "t" to produce immedicate results, not intend with a "d" for never never land time.
4. Repeat the prayer 3 times, 3 is the universal number.
This creates emphasis and focus! You may choose to say it only once, I prefer emphasis if it really means that much to me.
5. At the end of your prayer request, end it with "Now, Forevermore, and Always." "Now”, brings the prayer into the present timeframe.“Forevermore” takes the prayer into all of time so your answer can come from "all there is in all of time". “Always” makes the prayer results continuous, and not just a quick fix. Your free will choice can choose the length of the results after they have occurred.
6. Then add, "So be it, it is done. Thank you." “So be it” brings your prayer into the present life situation instantly. “It is done” manifests that your prayer IS reality! Adding "thank you" reflects your grattitude for any and all help.
7. Prayer Confirmations: If you are asking for a prayer confirmation, or to be shown something, ASK for a specific timeframe and for a specific number of confirmations within that timeframe. I suggest 3 confirmations within 24, 48 or 72 hours, or choose a specific timeframe. Ask that you be able to see, recognize, interpret and understand the confirmation sent to you from your Higher Power and Guides. What God/ the Universe/ your Higher Power, may feel is really obvious, may not, at this point be understandable by you.
8. If you do NOT get any confirmations, then KNOW that it may not be the time for you to have an answer. Try again later and specifically ask in another way. I always try 3 times. Sometimes no answer is THE current answer.What does this mean? It means the God/ the Universe/ your Higher Power needs a little more time in processing and lining up the myriad number of details for your answer. The Universe doesn’t respond with a half-baked answer.Try these how to pray suggestions and realize the power of YOUR prayers.
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Contact information:Brent AtwaterBox 475Southern Pines, NC 28388NC Phone: 910.692.5206ATL Phone: 404.242.9022E mail: Brent@BrentAtwater.comWeb site: http://www.brentatwater.com/
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
Chad surfer dude.
Again layered in 3 dimensions using watercolours watercolour pencils and gel pen outline
ATC card CHAD skater dude
This card is collaged in three layers the first layer consitis of the word skater on watercolour board 300 gm then i added the skateboard and finally CHAD was created and layered on top
watercolour pencils paints and gel pen outline was used throught design
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Well i have been busy making handcrafted greetings cards ready for christmas....so here are a few picks of some ones i have created so far....
Another fantastic thing i have just discovered is ATC'S artists trading cards.
ART IN YOUR POCKET.
The very basics
As their name indicates, ATC are collectables, a brilliant idea born of the older sports-themed trading cards. The one rule that makes an ATC derives from their origins: the dimensions of the ATC must be 2.5"x3.5", or 64x89mm.
To this rule are appended a couple of conventions. First, an ATC mustn't be sold, only exchanged, as the whole essence of these tiny works of art is about artists meeting (by correspondence or online if need be) and exchanging their works, thus meeting many artists and getting exposed to many personal styles. Second, on the back of each ATC the artist writes part or all of the following information: name, contact information, title of the ATC and number (1/8, 2/8...) if it's part of an edition. By definition ATCs are made in limited numbers, often no more than one of a kind. Unique ATCs are called originals; sets of identical ATCs are called editions and are numbered; sets of ATCs that are based on one theme but that are different are called series. Don't be intimidated by the concept of small editions or originals: very few people are anal about this. What most collectors really want are cards that were made with care. Based on that, numbers are meaningless.
That's all! The above is all you need to know to start making your own ATCs. Common sense dictates that they should be sturdy enough to survive mailing, and of reasonable thickness (unless you specifically want them otherwise. Transparent card sleeves are useful to protect the cards if need be. This is particularly true if they can easily get smudged or if the medium might stick during transport.
Saturday, October 22, 2005
The 15 Laws of Life
By Swami Vivekananda
1. Love is the Law of Life
All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore, love for love's sake, because it is law of life, just as you breathe to live.
2. It is Your Outlook That Matters
It is our own mental attitude, which makes the world what it is for us. Our thoughts make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light.
3. Life is Beautiful
First, believe in this world - that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves!
4. It is The Way You Feel
Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God.
5. Set Yourself Free
The moment I have realised God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
6. Don't Play the Blame Game
Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
7. Help Others
If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
8. Uphold Your Ideals
Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.
9. Listen to Your Soul
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
10. Be Yourself
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves!
11. Nothing Is Impossible
Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin - to say that you are weak, or others are weak.
12. You Have The Power
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
13. Learn Everyday
The goal of mankind is knowledge... now this knowledge is inherent in man. No knowledge comes from outside: it is all inside. What we say a man 'knows', should, in strict psychological language, be what he 'discovers' or 'unveils'; what man 'learns' is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge.
14. Be Truthful
Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything.
15. Think Differently
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Would you like to learn an absolutely free method for reaching your next goal in only five minutes a day?
You don't need to buy anything, you don't need to own anything, you don't need to go anywhere and you don't need to have any previous experience to make this method work for you.
You already have everything you need. Just one brain, that's all you need. Let me show you one way to program your mind so that your goals come to you effortlessly.
Here is a simple technique which always works for me.
THE MAGIC OF THINKING SMALLFirst, pick a goal that is *just* beyond your comfort level. Many motivational teachers will urge you to shoot for the stars, think incredibly big, and go for goals which are ten times as large as anything you've ever accomplished. This may work well for people who are already confident in their power to manifest, but for the beginner, or for the person who has not had much success using mind power, the idea of thinking outrageously big is a disaster.
For example, if you haven't had a date in three years you don't want to visualize yourself scoring with bunnies at the Playboy mansion. In theory all goals are definitely achievable, but in your reality you probably don't really believe it's possible, so it won't happen. Instead, pick a goal which is reasonable and can be accomplished within a few months. In this example, you might want to have just one date in the next three months. Not nearly as thrilling of a goal, but a fantastic step towards a better life.
Or you probably want more money in your life. Instead of visualizing yourself suddenly earning $250,000 a year, start with a goal of increasing your wage or your sales by 10 per cent. Again, not exactly thrilling, but the point is you start small and build upon your success, instead of going for the home run and missing every time.
You see, after you reach that first goal you will have some confidence, and you can use that confidence to step up to the next goal, slowly but surely building a better life in the process.
CREATE A DECLARATION OF INTENTOnce a day, every morning, write down the goal you've picked. Whatever it is you want to experience, just write it down once. A good format to use is a short sentence which begins with "I am now attracting...", "I am now creating...", "I will now..." or "I now intend...
For example:"I AM NOW ATTRACTING A LOVING RELATIONSHIP INTO MY LIFE.""I WILL NOW SELL 10 PER CENT MORE PRODUCTS EACH MONTH.""I AM NOW CREATING HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE.""I NOW INTEND TO EAT THOUGHTFULLY AND BEGIN LOSING WEIGHT."
Of course, create your own wording for your own goal. The vitally important thing is that when you say it your emotional state agrees with the statement. For example, the reason an affirmation such as "I am now exercising every day" doesn't work is because if you are not exercising every day you immediately feel it when you say it. If you say "I am now with my ideal partner" you will immediately feel the lie even before you finish saying it.
However, a statement which begins "I am now attracting..." or "I now intend..." is true (at least while you are saying it) and holds no contradiction in your emotions. Of course, this is different for everyone, so find a wording that works for you.
CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESSAfter writing down your goal, mentally place yourself in the future, to a day where your goal has been accomplished, and *feel* the happiness and excitement you would be feeling, knowing that you have accomplished your goal.
Just pretend it is, for example, three months from today, and on that day you have reached your goal. Let's say that this future day is the day you start the new job you have been working towards, or on that day you weigh yourself and you are 10 pounds lighter, or on that day you leave for the vacation you've been dreaming about.
Whatever it is, just move forward in your mind to that day, and *PRETEND* that your goal has been reached, and *FEEL* the emotions which you would feel if you had actually reached your goal.
Feel the happiness, feel the success, feel the proud accomplishment of knowing that you can use your own inner power to change your life. Imagine what next goal you'll now go for since you've reached this first one. Plan a celebration for yourself, and imagine how great you will feel when you celebrate your accomplishment.
Just generate that postive emotion for a minute or two, and just bask in it for a few moments.
ASK FOR HELP FROM YOUR FUTURE SELFNow, while you are enjoying that feeling, looking back to today from that future moment, ask yourself what single action you can take, today, to bring your goal to you faster.
The future you which has accomplished your goal knows what steps need to be taken. From this vantage point, you can ask yourself what is the next most practical action you can take.
When you get the answer, write it down, and take that action at some point during the day. Taking action, no matter how small, is the fastest and surest way of convincing your subconscious mind that you are serious, and will do wonders for the quick manifestation of your goals.
CHOOSE THE SAME THING EVERY DAYDo this daily, until you are done. Work on only one goal at a time, and don't change goals unless you decide you no longer want the one you started working on. If you no longer want the goal, choose a new one and start again. But if you do want your original, don't stop until you have it.
WARNING: LACK OF PERSISTENCE IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON WHY PEOPLE DO NOT REACH THEIR GOALS.
If you give up before you reach your goal, you obviously don't want it very much, do you? Pick a goal that you cannot live without, and start again...
This technique only takes about 5 or 10 minutes with your morning coffee and works flawlessly. *If* you do it.
Monday, October 10, 2005
by Joan Sotkin
Love Yourself Exercise #1:
At least once a day, look in the mirror, directly into your eyes, and say, "I love you (your name), just the way you are!" Repeat this a few times and try to feel the feelings in your heart. You may feel weepy or want to cry. That's fine. Cry if you can. Try to conjure up feelings of love in your heart as you say, "I love you!"
Love Yourself Exercise #2:
Stand naked in front of a mirror. Look at your body and see how you feel about it. Do you like the way it looks or do you wish you looked differently than you do? Are you proud of your body or are you ashamed of it? Listen to your inner dialogue as you look at your body. Don't try to change your thoughts, just listen.
Love Yourself Exercise #3:
Stroke your body (arms, legs, torso) and tell it how much you love it. Apologize for feeding it junk (if you do) and for hurting it the way you have. Apologize for feeling ashamed of it.
Tell your body you love it and that you are trying to accept it exactly the way it is.
Love Yourself Exercise #4:
Anytime during the day that you think of it, say to yourself, "I unconditionally love and accept myself, just the way I am."
You may feel silly or uncomfortable when you first start doing these exercises. Give it time.
These exercises are effective, and as your subconscious begins to believe that you are loved and worthy of love, you'll create more income. After all, the way people show their love in business is by handing each other money!
Here are a few inspirational affirmations from Catherine Ponder's book Open Your Mind To Prosperity. To use these affirmations yourself, speak the words out loud. Speak slowly and deliberately. Change the words around so that they work for you. Substitute any words you don't like with those of your own. Make these affirmations your own, if you like. As you speak these words, feel these declarations go out into the universe and come alive!
I NOW LET GO OF WORN OUT THINGS, WORN OUT CONDITIONS, AND WORN OUT RELATIONSHIPS. DIVINE ORDER IS NOW ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED IN ME AND IN MY WORLD.
I NOW RELEASE AND AM RELEASED FROM EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY THAT ARE NO LONGER PART OF THE DIVINE PLAN FOR MY LIFE. EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY THAT ARE NO LONGER PART OF THE DIVINE PLAN FOR MY LIFE NOW RELEASE ME.
I AM SURROUNDED BY DIVINE SUBSTANCE AND THIS DIVINE SUBSTANCE NOW MANIFESTS FOR ME IN RICH APPROPRIATE FORM.
GOD IS MY SUPPLY AND MY UNLIMITED ABUNDANCE OF EVERYTHING NOW.
DIVINE LOVE IS NOW WORKING THROUGH ME TO ADJUST ALL THE DETAILS OF MY LIFE. LOVE TRANSFORMS MY LIFE NOW.
I AM RECEIVING MY HIGHEST GOOD OF MIND, BODY AND AFFAIRS NOW! MY ACCUMULATED GOOD OF PAST AND PRESENT NOW POURS FORTH INTO MY LIFE AS RICH BLESSINGS. THIS IS A TIME OF DIVINE FULFILLMENT. I WELCOME MY ACCUMULATED GOOD NOW. I GIVE THANKS FOR DIVINE RESTORATION IN MIND, BODY AND AFFAIRS.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Do you believe in the power of positive energy?
Do you believe in the power of intention?
Are you learning to create your own reality?
Do you believe in following guidance?
Do you believe the most important thing is Unconditional Love?
Do you believe you are here for a reason?
Do you believe there is more to life than is obvious?