Archive | April, 2013

Vision Boards~ 5 keys to tranforming your life

14 Apr

I am sure you have heard of Vision Boards by now. And if you have not here is a quick review.Vision boards are designed by you. As the designer you become creative as you cut-out pictures of what you want to see in your life and add them to a poster board or frame.

The concept is that your mind will direct the things that you placed on your board to come your way. Many people first heard of vision boards when the book the secret came out years ago.

I have been using some form of Vision boards since 2001. They really are fantastic when used correctly in helping you expand your vision and open up the possibilities that life has to offer. Over the years I have also heard people complain that they have never received what they hoped for. I am going to help you resolve that issue right now.

Here are 5 keys to receive what you desire using your vision board.

Key #1: When creating your board allow yourself plenty of time and space to focus on your dreams and goals. Really think about what you want to see in your life. Ask yourself questions such as: How will accomplishing this change my life? Who’s life will I impact by accomplishing this goal? What is the purpose that God has for me?

Key #2: Become clear about who you are and what you want. Be authentic in what you want to see happen. Choose pictures that reflect your true self. If you choose cars and homes which you really do not desire then you will not manifest it. This is a common mistake that many people make when creating a vision board. They choose pictures that are not in align with their spirit. Choose pictures that you are drawn too. They be abstract, colors or symbols.  Ask yourself: What do I really want? Free yourself up to fantasize about living a no limit life.  What is calling me? Often times, our spirit will direct us to something we would not have choosen ourselves but we know deep down it has significance.

Key #3: Create your board based on your values in every area of your life. Think about your health, spirit,  family, business, career, recreation and your finances. There are many types of boards such as Financial boards, Business boards and all-in-one boards. No matter which board you choose always remember to use your values as starting point in the creation process. What would success look like to you? Would it include time for your family and friends? What are my values? How will I reflect that in my future?

Key #4: Use Meditation, Prayer and Affirmations to move your spirit in direct alignment in what you want to produce. Are you ready to receive all that you asked for? Would you believe it if it happened? Take time to prepare for the manifestation and truth will be revealed to you at an accelerated pace.

Key #5: Lastly and probably most importantly- Take Action. When opportunities in the form of people or situations come your way go for it. You can only achieve your goals and dreams if you put in the time and work. Your spiritual self wants to move and is aching for something to achieve. You have to be the catalyst to get the ball in action. Every time you reach higher God will expand that reach. Make this the year that you give him something to work with!

Many of you wrote me and said that this guide got you started on your journey to living the life you were destined for but you wanted more. So I wrote ” Live Out Loud” , 52 Weeks To ReAwaken Your Spirit and Live a Life of Purpose just for you. This easy to read guide will take you from visualizing the dream to actualizing the dream. I know what it is like to imagine all the possibilities and wonder how I will I get there. So I wanted to give you all the tools to make it happen. I promise it is 100% better on the other side.

I am so excited about your future and I look forward to walking on this beautiful journey with you. Write me and let me know how you manifested your dreams.

Melisa Alaba is a transformation leader, inspiring you to live life on your terms in your home and business. Join her today in living your best life with seminars, classes and books at . Melisa is also the author of the best selling book , Live Out Loud52 Weeks to ReAwaken Your Spirit and Live a Life of Purpose. Ready to live a life of Purpose? Abundance? Get Your Copy today! 

Is Positive thinking a choice?

8 Apr

Yes it is very true.  Some people are born with a positive outlook on life, and others have an innate ability to see the negative side to every situation.  In fact, research shows that it is easier to pick out the negative aspects of any situation.  For example, think back over your day.  What is the first thing that comes to mind? I bet you identified something that went wrong.  Maybe you remembered that you were late for work.  Perhaps getting stuck in traffic comes to mind.  Or maybe someone said something to you that didn’t settle right with your spirit.

It takes a special type of a person to automatically name the good things that went well.  That positive thinker might say: “It was a beautiful day outside” or “Because there was a lot of traffic I was able to enjoy my favorite CD”.  Positive thinkers tend to see the good in every situation.  And research shows that people who think positively live a more healthy and productive life. They are able to fight stressors off easily and have a great social network. Surprised?  You shouldn’t be! People like being around happy people.

So can a person change?  Can one decide to be more positive and therefore reap these healthy effects? YES!  Yes, you absolutely can. Here are a few strategies that I use to help my clients to transform their minds. With practice, you will soon see the class half full too.

  • Reprogram your mind.  Listen to positive music, lectures or sermons.  Take in more good news than bad news.  Limit the time you watch the news or political channels.  These dooms day programs will keep you from seeing the good in the world.
  • Rebuke Negative thoughts.  Our minds are programmed to see the negative but you can stop it.  Every time a negative thought jumps in your head kill it with three positive thoughts.   Then repeat them out loud.
  • Meditate on good things.  I love to meditate on the words :  Peace, Love, and Joy.  It’s amazing how just thinking of those words brings about a beautiful feeling in my soul.  You can also meditate on bible verses.  If you truly are feeling depressed, tired, and sick or any other ailment meditate on one bible verse that speaks to that situation.  You will soon find relieve.
  • Have positive friends.  We are who we share time and space with.  If everyone in your circle is a downer, please get some new friends today.
  • Become Affirmation Friendly.  Use affirmations that represent and solidify your new positive behavior and outlook.  Try these on for size:   “I am happy”, “I am loved”, “I see the good in all situations”, “I encourage others by seeing the brighter side to every situation”.  Now it’s your turn to write a few affirmations down. Place them in your purse or wallet.  Each day take a few minutes to call them out.
  • Clear the clutter.  Our physical environment plays a large role in how we feel and think.  Organize your space.  Then decorate it with beautiful things.  This little change will help you to feel emotionally better.
  • Become Solution Focused.  Many times people become stagnate or negative because they let many small situations build up over time.  Soon they feel overwhelmed which results in feeling negative towards life.  Whenever a situation arises began to look at it as a problem that can be solved.  See yourself as a problem solver.  Addressing issues head on will allow you to feel freer  and happier about your life

Finally, start a “Guess What Happened to Me Today “ Journal.  Every evening before you go to bed record all the positive things that happened to you throughout the day.  Making this conscious effort to notice the goodness of life will transform your thinking.

Take time to celebrate the good that is happening in your life and I promise you will soon notice that more beautiful things are happening for you each day.

As always, I wish you peace and joy on your wellness journey,

Melisa Alaba
Vision Coach

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