Creating Prosperity or living with Poverty thinking.

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A few years ago I had a job that paid well and a business that bought me in good money too. Now life and money is a struggle – the poverty…

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Is it OK to say……I hate people?

I’ve realised how negative the people are around me and it’s come as a surprise as my health has started to suffer first.
When we create our thoughts, and yes, we are the only people who create our thoughts then those thoughts become our reality.
For some those thoughts are of criticism, of lack, of violence maybe of not being loveable or worthy and then those same people wonder why the same pattern in life hits them over and over again.
In creating doing 3 things I love, I forgot to identify the wonderful people I would work with and have instead foundI’m surrounded by negativity and I can’t keep the bubble bouncing along any longer.
Time to say I hate people and move on to those who are more like minded and positive.
First step is finding support, who is your supporter and will turn out to be by your side.

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Creating Prosperity or living with Poverty thinking.

A few years ago I had a job that paid well and a business that bought me in good money too. Now life and money is a struggle – the poverty thinking trap!

Many people out there will be living in the poverty thinking trap and to bring lasting changes into your life you need to change your thinking.
Yes, I buy a lottery ticket once in a while and would love to win but I know that to benefit from the win I need to change my consciousness. There has been research done that shows many lottery winners have lost most of the money after 2 years and some are worse off than before buying the ticket. My aim is to live a full life and keep that sustainable and if I win the lottery my thoughts are on the prosperity line – or are they!

What is your consciousness about money

  • do you resent other people income
  • do you live in the past and regret losing your income
  • does money go out quicker than comes in
  • do you ‘borrow’ pens from work or do printing of personal papers?
  • What you give out you get back, are you giving out poverty thinking?
  • there is never enough money

It’s time to discover your negative thoughts and then be prepared to let them go and change your thoughts onto prosperity thinking.

How do you do this?
I’ve let go of the past money I had and now live in the present. I have bills to pay and those people trust me to be able to pay for a service that they give me before I pay. How good is that, people trust me and value what I can pay.
Life is good, I have my health, I am able to walk, I can look after my pets and live in an abundance of prosperity. Yet there is always work to do and saying Stop to the negative thoughts is so hard.

I started practicing these affirmations from Louise Hay

My income is constantly increasing
I prosper where ever I turn.

Instead of poverty thinking and allowing anger to take over I started focusing on increasing my income or my prosperity in life and things started to happen for me.
I really needed to go to the shops to buy my cat some food but prior to that I was meeting a friend for a coffee and a chat. I was actually worried about the money for the cat food and was thinking of which shop would be the cheapest without spending money on petrol to get there it was poverty thinking.
At the end of our chat my friend had a present for me- a big bag of cat food. A good brand but that her cats did not like. Wow, what a gift just as I needed it and it would last me for weeks!

That same day I got home and there was a letter from the bank for me giving me vouchers to spend in their associated store – what had I done to get them? I’d just kept my account in balance for the year. Wow, stop a second ‘I’d kept my account in balance for a year’ how amazing is that. No overdraft, no bills now that is prosperity.
Then that evening I took a phone call asking if my partner wanted some work, extra money for him and peace of mind that he could pay a bill that was worrying him.

What a fantastic day of being given prosperity wherever I turned.
Yet ‘m still a work in progress because of how I dealt with that prosperity.

My partners bill – yes it got paid but not fully so he is still worried and that concerns me!
The store vouchers – are still on my kitchen board. I’ve not spent them as yet and enjoyed the prosperity.
The cat food – because I had such an abundance I started to feed my cat a double dose. Thinking it was love and overcompensating for bringing a dog into the household. I soon spotted the weight gain, can you?

I was still doing the affirmations but living with a deep-rooted belief that I did not deserve prosperity so I was giving it away to quickly. If I had of won the lottery I would have still had that poverty mindset.
It’s all a work in progress to release the negative beliefs and to live in prosperity and every day to stand tall and say joyfully

I am open and receptive to all the good and abundance in the Universe.
Thank you life.

I’ll keep you informed on my journey and would love to hear from you as to moving into prosperity and the hurdles you meet on the way.

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Tip 8 – to slowing down time

Tip 8 – be careful how you speak.

Mind your language
I don’t mean learn a new one but that’s a good start too. Your body hears every word that you say, so if you are talking down to yourself or listening to friends who do the same, then it’s hard to beat that rut. There is another great blog to help you turn those words around and let your body feel the power of your words.

The words you say today will shape your future. As you seem confirmation in everything around you to back up your beliefs and what you say to yourself.
here is a simple exercise.
If I asked you how many red cars you have seen so far today, your answer would probably be ‘I don’t have a clue!’.
Next time you are out, make an awareness to see red cars and count them – your mind goes where you want it too so make the words count.

Here is a link to the full blog.

Then here is the link to todays video to help you change your words.

When I was in the middle of the illness ME, I did tell my body ‘every day in every way I am getting better and better’. Never once did I say ‘i’. so ill I can’t do…….’
So many people dismiss the power of words when it comes to healing or health benefits and here is a link to an example that is amazing. It’s an experiment on plants, so imagine the benefits if you only talk and thing good thoughts about yourself!



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Tip 7 – to slowing down time and taking control of your life.

Tip 7

Start a new hobby
Have you a secret passion, maybe it’s dungeons and dragons or knitting, maybe trampolining. Whatever it is find or create a group of like-minded people and benefit from their support and encouragement. I always wanted to learn to dance after being told as a child I was clumsy. In my 30’s I started to learn and from it I made so many friends that my life changed and it even became my successful business. Who knows where your passion could take you.

Mine was doing volunteer work for a dog charity. I met so many great people, made friends for life and turned a facebook page from having 400 members to over 6,000. That’s where passion can take you and yes time slowed down when walking those dogs as I lived in the moment for them!

Read the full blog here.

Then watch the video for today.

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For the love of my pets

It’s a funny realisation when you find that one set of pictures can lead to two stories so here is the first.

We took on a rescue cat and named him ‘Altea’ after the Spanish Town that we love and whose name means ‘Good health’.
He’d been living on the streets, not surviving but far better than that. He was a manipulator and had wormed his way into many homes. Yet he didn’t have a proper home. One where he always knew he would have a roof over his head. A home that would look after not just his feeding but his health needs, well who wants to pay vet bills for a stray cat that comes in for a cuddle once a day!
I noticed him on my morning walk to work sitting in the roadside kerb. Waiting for his next victim to manipulate. I didn’t realise it at the time but this was a clever monster in a cute coat.
As the days and weeks went on he started to meet me nearer my home, it took a while till he found my route and eventually where I lived. At first, he would be on the doorstep of a morning as I left for work. A while later he was there to greet me of an evening. I started bathing his wounds from cat fights. He always seemed to come out the loser in any contest. I was manipulated again, as lurking inside was a hidden beast!

received_398220274036952After a few months, two girls knocked on my door with a cat basket, wondering if I’d seen the Ginger cat who by now was sunning himself in my lounge of a day and prowling of a night. They wanted to catch him and take him to a rescue centre to stop him from being beaten up by other cats and humans…..Chatting to them I found that ‘Altea’ had originally been their brothers’ cat who when he moved away had left him in the care of a girlfriend. She didn’t care and the cat was soon on the streets at only 6 months old. Two and a half years later they were looking to home him.
I offered to take him in on condition that the girls went to all the houses that they knew Altea visited and told them not to feed him anymore. Within 24 hours the monster knew where his food was and decided to only leave our home if he had too He was not getting what he craved so he moved on…to us.

20180820_120338Six months past and Altea was the ruler of all his domain until a rescue dog called Balu came into our lives. In need of a home and a dog, we had met and loved in the past. Our priority was that Altea should still rule his kingdom and he does! He terrorises Balu to the point of him being stuck in the bathroom shaking one day as Altea barricaded his way out. Poor Balu, his legs had gone he was so scared to even stand up. It took a lot of coaxing and the removal of a hysterical cat being wrapped in a housecoat and locked in another room before Balu would move.

2019 Altea and Balu


It’s been 3 months since the meetup and it hasn’t been a ‘cute meet’ as in the film The Holiday. It’s been a juggling of separate rooms for the cat and the dog. Boundaries as to who goes where and now we are at the stage that we can feed them in the same room. The terrorist decided on that rule as he wanted to make sure that he was getting as good a meal as Balu!
OK, we can’t read cat and dog minds just as we can’t read human minds and yet we still try.

We love them both dearly and cuddle them both as often as we can. Altea has the sofa, Balu has a comfy bed beside us. When they want attention they come to us and we feel that we are giving them a good, secure life. Altea has upstairs with us of a night and Balu guards the bottom staircase. Yet Altea realises that he can sit on the high step and glare down on Balu making him uncomfortable. I blocked the view with an old coat over the stair gate. Altea realised Balu was the other side so poked him through the coat. Terrorising again or is something else going on here? As I said though, can we really attribute human emotions and feelings to a cat and dog, can we really read their minds?

2019 Balu sad eyesBalu has started to assert himself a little now. The other day he was in the kitchen and being a dog that loves company he wanted to be near me in the living room. A terrorist was blocking the doorway. One huge bark later the terrorist ran for his life up the stairs and Balu sauntered into the room with me. It might have been only one bark but it was his first step towards assertiveness.

And then to the pictures that took me off into two blogs.

Sometimes it’s not noticeable what you are doing till you are gently poked in the right direction.

I met a lovely friend for lunch and a good old girly chat. At the end of our meeting, she had a gift for me. She also has cats and had bought a big box of food, which she found they did not like. She gave it to me and it was perfect timing as I really did need to go to the shops to stock up on cat food.

A few weeks later I noticed that Altea had put on a lot of weight. I knew he was no longer being fed regularly elsewhere so I looked to myself. I was overfeeding him. Whereas I had been giving him the correct amount of food, suddenly I was giving him double. I was mistaking feeding a 5-kilo cat with feeding a 47-kilo dog! I was thinking it was love I was feeding him, compensating for bringing Balu into his life and I was wrong. Altea was getting the right food, he just needed the right love and to be shown some boundaries.

So now we have separate feeding stations in different rooms in the house. Balu has his comfy bed at the bottom of the stairs as he loves to guard us of a night. Altea is with us in our bedroom to give him quality cuddle time. Balu gets his quality time on long walks and play times in the garden. Life is settling down and both Altea and Balu are being more respectful of each other.

2019 Altea shedAltea never used the back garden but, as we now have Balu, he has his place on top of the shed from where he can observe life and feel safe.

We can’t always get rid of the terrorists in our lives but we can stop giving them the fuel they need to terrorise us!

I would love your comments on what you found in this story there seem to be lots of themes
‘wolf in sheeps clothing’
‘never give someone else your power’
don’t try to read others minds’
‘love is not always the answer’

and there is another message, I will write that blog soon.

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