Posts tagged ‘happiness’
I read this quote on the tinterweb the other day and it got me thinking
“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”
Just what is it that makes us happy? Whilst I am rattling on spend a moment to think about yourself and what makes you happy.
Is it helping others, is it what you own materialistically, is it what you would like to do, is it the memories you have from what you have done?
My life over the last couple of weeks has been manic and crazy with lots of changes going on. For those of you who don’t know my day job is working from the Happiness Centre in Ilkley, healing and running workshops and meditations and lots of other things as well. Well today it started about 10am, one after the other person called in to see me and sit and have a chat. Everyone of them had a trouble that they needed to talk about. The last one left about 3.30 and I was due to go home at 4. Now normally I would have been climbing the walls and trying to sort out all of their problems for them, but for some reason I just sat and listened, didn’t even offer any advice, nowt, not a bean, but.
Do you know what made me happy that day? It was that all of these people knew that they could come to me to offload. There was nothing I could do to change anything for them, that was down to them. They all felt 100% better when they walked back out the door again. At one point I had to ask one gentleman to call back in about ½ hour after he had had a wander around and had a coffee as the lady before him was talking some serious things that I felt nobody else should be hearing. Some days my working life is more like a coffee club than a zen like quiet space.
I wonder what makes some of us all negative and only concentrate on our troubles and some of us all positive and only think of the happy things in life. Do you think there is something we can do to make ourselves happier with our lot.
Someone once said to me, how can you expect to make others around you happy if you aren’t happy yourself.
Maybe it is up to us to spend the time and effort on ourselves first before we try to help others. Life is strange at times and often when these funny days happen it is because we have something to learn from it. My lesson was certainly to think of myself and not everyone else that day, not to take on their worries and woes and leave them to sort themselves out. That is what will make them happy when everything is resolved.
My dictionary says that to be happy you have to be glad or content, lucky or fortunate. So why is it, if we aren’t glad or content we don’t do something about it?
What is it that stops us from being happy with our lives at times?
Maybe if we could work that out just maybe we can make some nice changes to our lives. How many times have you said, I would be so happy if I won the lottery tonight or I would be so much happier if I had a new car, or a new house or etc etc, you know what I mean. Why do we say we would be happier if we had more things WHY????
What does being happy mean to you? Why is it something different to each and everyone of us? If I don’t understand and spend the time to find out what makes me happy how can I expect to make someone else happier in their life. We are all different in our outlook and expectations so let’s concentrate on being different but being happy.
How many of you know people like I do, they moan and groan and always complain. When you offer to help or give suggestions to them they always come back to you straight away with a reason why they can’t make those changes. Then have the cheek to say, it’s alright for you as though you don’t have to do anything to make your life ok and everything a bed of roses.
Maybe we just need to learn to leave them to get on with it in their own sweet way.
All the time I have been thinking of this I have had someone singing Ken Dodd’s Happiness song in my ear. It is still as cheesy as it ever was, for those not old enough to know what I am on about, google it. It will make you laugh I am sure.
Here are some of mine that make me happy on a daily basis that I will share:
Hugs, kisses, smiles, sending time with my family and friends, going on sunshine holidays, being able to pay my bills, having petrol in the car so I can get where I need to be, having food on the table that I like to eat, being able to take the dog for nice long walks in the woods and the fields, having a bit of money in my pocket so can go spending occasionally.
Maybe this time has given us all something to think about and if we aren’t happy with our lives then maybe we can find the courage to make some changes. We all deserve to be happy.
Well what a week this has turned out to be and I am glad to say it is Friday. What I thought was going to be a quiet week turned out to be the total opposite. Not that I am complaining at all. For those of you that know me you will understand how I need to be kept busy otherwise I end up in all sorts of mischief.
Yesterday saw the new mediumistic group meeting up again to work together and learn new methods of connecting and communicating. It was a difficult night for us as the messages were coming though but the energies were very heavy and we all struggled. As I tried to point out this is a good thing as it teaches us all that when working with spirit energy it isn’t always easy. Everyone has been in contact today and have expressed how they feel and now understand the effort it sometimes takes. Looking forward to seeing everyone again next month and the new exercises planned already.
Today I have been on reception at the Ilkley happiness centre. This is my Friday job as I call it. What a lovely group of people that have called in. Such a variety of queries and problems to help with. This is one place that does try to cater for each and everyone of us with whatever life gives us to deal with. Tonight I will be copying the tarot reading CDs that have been created this week so they can be in the post tomorrow. Kansas and Liverpool are the postage destinations for royal mail this week. Wonder where in the world I will be lucky enough to travel to via Skype next week. 📩📫
Tomorrow is another busy day for me with a day of reiki level one attunements arranged. Always enjoy a day of working with those who wish to start on their own personal healing journey.
I hope you all have a funtastic weekend whatever you do. Enjoy
The month of November reminds us that another year is nearly over as we start to think towards the coming year and all it is going to bring for us. This is a good month to reflect on what have been both the highlights and low lights of 2012 for us. To seriously think about what we would like to achieve for ourselves over the next 12 months and to allow our desire for new experiences to be reawakened.
This time Mookite has been chosen as our favourite crystal of the month as it has a wonderfully calming energy to carry with you during your daily life. One of its specialities is that is helps one to move forward in life with ease and gives the confidence to believe in your decision making process. It openly encourages balanced thoughts and allows you to remain flexible and honest with any new ideas you may have.
Mookite is an astonishing stone for those who feel they are alone or just lonely. It is also a great stone that is available to help those who are often kind to all others and forget about themselves and it reminds them to start to think of themselves in a kind and loving manner too.
Mookite is a variety of jasper and is often referred to as Australian Jasper. It is available in a blend of colours ranging from mustard yellow to deep burgundy red.
When used in a healing environment it is beneficial to the immune system and for purifying the blood.
Wearing a piece of Mookite will allow you to be versatile in your daily life as well as pointing out all of the opportunities that are available to you at that time and assists in choosing the right path to follow.
The month of October symbolises the end of the summer months and a shedding of the old starts for the year. The dark and dismal days of winter are finally starting to show themselves as the nights draw in and the evenings become darker and colder. Winter will be upon us before we know it.
For this reason Sardonyx has been chosen as my favourite crystal of the month. It is here to bring in a sense of happiness by dispelling any feelings of depression. The specific vibrations will allow you to rediscover the delights in your life. It can be of benefit to those who wish to attract friendships on all levels as well as bring in good fortune. Now who would say no to an abundance of good fortune before the year ends ……
Sardonyx is known as the ‘stone of virtue’ as it symbolises strength and protection, its energy promotes integrity and virtuous good conduct throughout the many areas of our life. It is perfect for gridding the home and garden as it is a wonderful crystal for repelling crime and deterring unwanted intruders. How perfect would that be for us all at this time of year.
Sardonyx is a variety of onyx that contains multiple bands and layers of carnelian and chalcedony and is available in the different colours of black, red and brown.
When used in a healing environment it is beneficial to the lungs and bones as well as re-sensitising the sensory organs and immune system.
Carrying a piece of sardonyx with you will increase your stamina levels and self control as it supplements your willpower and strength of character.
We find ourselves in a time of transition and transformation during the month of September, when the seasons once again start to change from late summer to early autumn. This period is known as the Autumn Equinox and this year it falls on September 22nd. For those that are unsure, Equinox means equal length to both day and night time hours, ie 12 hours exactly and this is also an important time in the calendar as it signifies the first day of Autumn.
For this reason, Citrine has been chosen as this month’s favourite crystal to work with. September is the perfect month for us to look back at what we have received, experienced and learnt so far this year and give thanks before we start to prepare ourselves for the long, dark winter months ahead.
As the nights start to draw in, the arrival of colder days and longer hours of darkness can strongly affect our mood. Citrine is known as a happy and joyful stone that has the ability to bring about a deep feeling of euphoria and light heartedness. This makes it perfect to use in the coming months.
The Autumnal Equinox can also be known to some as Alban Elfed, Autumnal Equinox, Cornucopia, Fall Equinox, Feast of Avilon, Festival of Dionysus, Harvest Home, Harvest Tide, Night of the Hunter, Second Harvest Festival, Wine Harvest and Witch’s Thanksgiving.
Citrine is also a wonderful stone for manifesting our future wishes and dreams and removing any negativity and self-destructive tendencies that are with us that could be holding us back from achieving our desires. So carry your piece of Citrine to help you say thank you for what you have received and for what you have to look forward to in the future.
Did you also know that Citrine is one of the most powerful stones used for attracting wealth. Place a piece in your purse or wallet, cash box or on top of your cheque book. A selection of pieces are available for you to purchase from The Happiness Centre from £1. Try it and see what happens for you, you could be surprised.
If you would like to enjoy the benefits of a personal one to one crystal healing please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07736 929614 to book your appointment today
Have it All: Money Workshop: Saturday October 13th 2012 13:00 – 16:00 with Peta Gelder & Adele Doxey
Money is good!! Money is lovely! We all deserve to have abundance and wealth in our lives and the financial freedom to do the things we wish to do, be the best we can be, and give back to create and make good things happen in other people’s lives……. I guess we can all relate to those sentiments!
In this thought provoking afternoon workshop we provide a range of solutions you can pursue. We give you full instructions and show that by following them you be more positive, bring in small changes to help you on your path, release negative feelings and thoughts regarding finances and build on powers of self-belief so you too can have a piece of the action.
We will look at:
* What the Law Of Attraction/Manifesting/Abundance is and how it works in your life
* Where you are now and how you feel about that
* Where you would rather be and what you need to do to get there
* Why you can believe and what happens when you don’t get what you want
There is so much information out there about law of attraction and how to use it to create wealth in your life no wonder we all become a little confused. Who do you believe? How do you decide? We look beyond the hype, our workshop is straightforward, fun and it works, in fact it is just like us. If you’ve never worked with us before you are in for a treat. We both have fabulous experience of working in finance, looking after the money of the rich and sometimes famous as well as the not so rich. We have become curious about the difference between the two groups and we have collected a wealth (forgive the pun) of theories and ideas to help you. As well as having both travelled interesting financial paths too.
In the meantime here’s some inspiration for you. Take some blank postcards and write in colourful abundant letters and pictures ” I am a money magnet!!”. Leave these in your car, on your altar, on your computer, phone, purse, fridge…. you get the idea, leave them everywhere that you will see them often.
Have some fun with it
Wishing you plentiful abundance
The Happiness Centre, Ilkley.
Saturday October 13th 2012 13:00 – 16:00
Booking is essential places are limited For further information and booking contact Adele : email@example.com t: 07972190719 or Peta Gelder: firstname.lastname@example.org t: 07736929614