Category Archives: power of words


So what’s all this stuff about gratitude?

Having a gratitude journal is nothing new. Many people have been recommending it for years. But I think the sticking point for me has been the actual word “gratitude”.

As you may have heard before, words create pictures in our minds. And for me they create unspoken sentences. When I hear the word gratitude, I hear the unspoken sentence, “be grateful for what you already have and don’t ask for anything more”.

That probably isn’t what happens for everyone, but I knew it gets in the way for me.

I can be appreciative of, I can value, I can enjoy the things that I already have in my life, but once the word gratitude comes in, it sends my mind in a different direction.

We’ve all heard the phrase where the mind goes the energy flows. And I do believe this is true. And since I think writing in a journal is a positive thing, I do a few things to keep myself on track.

First, I have renamed it. It is now my ‘Journal of Appreciation’. And each time I write something, I take a moment to feel the change in the energy around me.

I can watch the energy in people’s auras change with their moods, and so, I know my own aura is changing with each thing that I write down.

So, if you have trouble writing a gratitude journal and being consistent about it, I hope this might be useful.

Get Rid of the ‘New Age Blame Game’

I’ve been involved in metaphysics for 20+ years. And one of the annoying things about metaphysics, or New Age thinking, is something I call New Age Guilt. How many times have you been told, “you create your own reality”? Or, when something didn’t work out well, it seems there’s always someone to tell you that… Continue Reading

Are You Sending The Wrong Mental Message?

If you’ve been reading our newsletter, you probably already think “outside the box”. And since this is the holiday season with lots of parties and celebrations on the horizon, here is an amazing “outside the box” idea for you! First, here’s a little background. When Bill and I were teaching classes, we took the participants… Continue Reading

Creating Your Desired Outcomes

Between this new moon and next month’s new moon there will be get-togethers with family and friends. Some we may be looking forward to, and there may be some get-togethers that we are not. So, here is something interesting you can try for yourself. When Bill and I were traveling and teaching, we always set… Continue Reading

Men are Not Just Hairy Women with Bad Manners

“Men are not just hairy women with bad manners”, says, author Allison Armstrong. And she’s right! That’s one of the biggest mistakes that women make. Initially, we are attracted to and enjoy the obvious differences between men and women! But as the relationship progresses, we are notorious for expecting men to do and think as… Continue Reading

Attracting the right mate for you

Attracting the right mate for you Many of the people who write about manifesting will tell you to make a list and write down all the qualities that you want in a partner. It sounds simple enough, right? And it is, or can be. But like many other things, some people can tell you what… Continue Reading