I want what I get … and I will get what I want!

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It is really interesting where this post went. I started with an idea in mind but at one point went a different road. I did not change anything because I don’t want the mind to destroy what spirit created through a natural flow of inspiration.

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Isn’t it most normal that we strive for things we don’t have? We want to develop, move ahead, grow on experience and achievements, and therefore we need to go for things we don’t have yet. That is a good thing so far because we should not stop having dreams and going for them to expand ourselves more and more in all that we are and in all we brought here unfold.

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But there is a little trap that can make this whole growing thingy unhealthy and can lead to more and more dissatisfaction instead of fulfillment. Most of all in our modern society we are too often taught that it is important to be more than others or have more than others. We are taught that this shows that we are better, more successful, smarter and that we are more respected. But who is here at work? Not the soul but the ego. As soon as achievement turns into a competition we are not acting from that place in our soul where our dreams are stored but from a general opinion how we find happiness.

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It always depends on what we are striving for. Is it for following an inner call and living the joy we feel inside? Or is it only to impress others and mix up collecting possessions with finding happiness? It is wonderful to afford some luxury in our lives whatever luxury means for the individual. The difference is the awareness that possessions are only borrowed. They are of temporary joy to add some spices to our lives or to make it more comfortable. But they can be gone as fast as they came into our lives. Life is of constant change. That’s why it is so dangerous to make our happiness and self-worth depending on anything that comes from outside. Because in case we lose it, we lost ourselves. Of course, we don’t but we feel so as long as we believe that we are what we have. Btw. that is mostly the reason why some people lose it all in order to understand what they really have and build up their life from there new again.

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The secret of contentment, happiness, and motivation lies in the appreciation of what we have right now. Being aware of all the things we already do have, like a roof over our head, something to eat every day, people who appreciate and love us, eyes to see the beauty of this planet, a heart that is able to feel, give and receive love, or at least the gift of being here and the recognition that we have the chance to create our life every day anew, and os much more… This all can change the energy we feel inside from frustration of what we don’t have to appreciation and gratitude for what we do have. Whatever comes to your mind is more than many others may have. The perspective changes, the mind opens up and loses its dogged focus on a path the crowd goes. Where the crowd goes is never the path for the unique being and never leads to a fulfilled life.

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That’s why it is so important to step back, look at your life and see what you really want. Too often we are a product of our habits and don’t even notice that we are still walking a path that doesn’t fit anymore. Sometimes it even only is a change in our mind, a change in how we look at a situation or circumstances. We don’t need to believe what we believed yesterday or what others say. We are individuals and only in being individual we all together can achieve great things with our combined powers and skills.

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It doesn’t make sense if everyone walks towards the same direction or goes for the exact same goals only because other successful people did. We all have our place and our purpose here and when we start being aware of what we have that feeling of gratitude and contentment will lead us deeper inside of ourselves where the flame of the power and program of our own path and purpose burns. Going from there and flowing with the stream of our soul’s energy will not only fill you with an unknown power but also brings you those possessions and success into your life that is really meant for you. And this way you will appreciate and treasure all that comes to you more than ever before! May it be material things or certain people you attract with your changed energy.

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Great post, Erika! I like several of the quotes you included. I just watched a couple of documentaries that are similar to this post. One was called “Happy” and the other was a documentary with Tony Robbins. They were both pretty good. Right now I’m also reading “The Magic” again. It’s one of the books in “The Secret” series. I enjoy doing the daily exercises. One of the exercises requires you to make a list of 10 things you’re grateful for every morning when you get up. It makes me feel better throughout the day.

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That is such a powerful habit, Lisa! Gratitude is the most creative and powerful tool to shift our energy on a higher level. It makes us lighter and opens up the mind for all the blessings and miracles around! It is a magic tool! I am so excited just reading your words! Beginning the day with gratitude already brings you into an energy that says: Welcome day! and not: Well, come day!… lol!

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I like that, Erika (Beginning the day with gratitude already brings you into an energy that says: Welcome day! and not: Well, come day!”) It makes the day better. I also say thank you when my feet hit the floor and I get out of bed for the first time in the morning 🙂

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Really a great post Erika and so very powerful 😀
Real joy are to find inside our soul, everything else is only for loaning for a while. To find the middle ground here is a job for life, I think.
I find this as a challenge too, because I create and sell something as can help people with happiness, but also in other ways. Strangely enough, I don’t wear jewelry very often, but I love to create them. I work with the gemstones in other ways too, as fx. healing and here the gemstones are a help for my work. All this create some opposing feelings.
I don’t wish to push anyone to buy my jewelry, but of course I become happy, when someone appreciate them enough to wish to buy them and later wear them or gift them away.
I think, that you get, what I mean here.

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I know what you mean. That inner joy when you are on purpose. And that purpose can show up in such different ways. As you said, your purpose regarding gem stones lies in working with them but not in wearing them. And I agree, the feeling when someone enjoyes or even gets help through what we do is priceless! I have my difficulties too to promote my work but I also believe that whatever I do will reach the people it is meant for. It is even more fulfilling when they just show up without us pushing our work. I thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts personal feelings. I am sure that I am not the only one who can relate very well to what you said , Irene!

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Power post, Erika! There are so many that are less fortunate and being thankful for what we have keeps the ego in check. Collecting material things and luxuries does not guarantee happiness only a short term fix until the next “want”. Thanks for delivering a powerfully inspiring message, especially during this season. Blessings to you!!

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It is right, it fits that time of the year very well although it was not even my intention. But that’s true! The real blessings are the things you cannot buy! That is simply fact! It is wonderful to be surrounded by luxuries but I think we can only really enjoy it when we don’t identify ourselves with it! Thank you for this power comment, Sylvester! It means a lot to me to have your thoughts about it!

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That is a good word and very true! Wow. Instead of looking outward with their hands out maybe turn inward towards their hearts and count their blessings! There are so many when we do this I have found! Beautiful post Erika! 🙂 ❤

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Definitely! The real blessings, the ones that really have meaning, are within our hearts. Opening our hearts we set an energy free which connects in the most powerful way with everything around us matching that energy and we will receive so much more meaningful things! Thank you so much for reading, Michelle! I know your time is limited. Huge hugs 💖

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