5 Phrases to Avoid to Live Your Best Life Now! (And the Mantras To Stop Your Thoughts in Their Tracks!)

jumpBy: Ramdesh Kaur  / Source: Spirit Voyage

Living your best life means you are happy, fulfilled, and open to infinite possibilities. When your mind gets stuck in a negative rut, you’re creating negative things over and over again.

Stop your mind in its tracks by eliminating these 5 phrases from your vocabulary. Using the corresponding Kundalini yoga mantra (either chanting them, or just listening to them), will help you change your patterns lickety-split!

1.) I can’t.

This phrase means you’ve given away your power. You CAN. You are the infinite creative potential of the Universe made manifest. (Seem a little high minded? It’s still true. And anything less is you settling.)

Stand in your own power with the mantra Ajai Alai (Click here to find out the full mantra. It’s a doozy, but you can do it! This is the toughest one, I promise…it’s downhill from here!)

2.) I hate you.

This means you’ve forgotten that there is no “other”. All is you. Everything and everyone who comes into your experience is a mirror for you of some aspect of yourself that you are healing.

Take advantage of this opportunity when someone bothers you…and heal that part of you that exists within them, as abhorrent as it may seem to you that this could be true.

Yogi Bhajan gave us two really important pieces of advice: “If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all.” and “Recognize that the other person is you.”

Love all of yourself, heal all of yourself with the mantra “Ong Sohung.” (I am Thou.) Unifying with All-That-Is creates a wonderful platform from which to live your best life.

3.) I’m not good enough.

Yes, you are. Anything less is a lie you are telling yourself. Snap out of it! You are a magnificent being of light.

Remind yourself with the mantra “Beautiful am I, Bountiful am I, Blissful am I”.

4.) That’s impossible.

Nothing is impossible. But it might be difficult. It will be easier if you remove some of the obstacles between you and your goals.

Try the mantra for removing obstacles in your path: “Aad Such Jugaad Such Hai Bhai Such Nanak Hosee Bhai Such.”

5.) It’s my family’s fault.

Harboring blame doesn’t help you live your best life. Whatever your family has done, and it might have been a biggie, you’re going to have to let it go, so you can fly.

Luckily, there’s a mantra for that. Ant Na Siftee is a powerful mantra to release family karma. It can remove patterns and family issues with the force of a thunderbolt.

So the next time your family is chucking turkeys at each other’s heads during Thanksgiving, try singing them this mantra.

Watch and see if it doesn’t stop everyone in their tracks, turkeys in hands, and mouths hanging open. Plus it will make you feel good, too.

3 Lies You Tell Yourself That Are Hijacking Your Success

ElevatorBy: Eric Taller, Creator of Thought Elevators

Sometimes the only things standing between you and success are a few lies.

In fact, it’s the lies we tell ourselves that most often keep us from our dreams. Maybe we’re afraid of success, maybe we don’t think we deserve it, or maybe we don’t think it’s possible. Whatever the reason, if you get rid of the lies, pretty soon you’ll watch your dreams turn into your reality.

Here are unquestionably the 3 worst lies you tell yourself that are hijacking your success:

1.“I don’t know where to start.”

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: nobody “knows” where to start. Steve Jobs didn’t have anybody telling him exactly which step to take first. Donald Trump didn’t drag his feet because he didn’t know which property to buy first.

Successful people stop telling themselves they don’t know where to start, and they make a decision.

Have you ever heard “perfect is the enemy of good?” This is exactly what that’s talking about. If you wait until you have the perfect plan, you’ll miss hundreds of good plans that could have got you what you wanted.

If you want to see your dreams made real, you’ve got to stop telling yourself you don’t know where to start.

2. “I don’t have any money.”

Listen up: you don’t need money to become a millionaire. You don’t even need to be brilliant. Look at Richard Branson. He started Virgin Records as teenager, when he was flat broke. He’s now worth $4.9 billion. And here’s the kicker: he has dyslexia.

If a dyslexic teenager with no money can become a billionaire, then you can stop telling yourself that being broke is an excuse.

And faster than you ever thought possible, you won’t have to think twice about your expenses – you’ll have enough money to live the high life.

3. “I can’t do this on my own.”

Sometimes you hear about great mentors who change people’s lives, and then you look around and wonder where your mentor is. The sad fact is, not everyone finds one. But here’s the good news: people reach their dreams without mentors every day. Think about it: Whatever your goal, the very first person to reach that goal didn’t have a mentor. So you know it’s possible.

Here’s how to do it on your own:

Make Steve Jobs your mentor. Make Richard Branson your mentor. Hell, make Albert Einstein your mentor.

If you can figure out what they did to be successful, you’ll see your deepest desires come true faster than you thought possible.

Elevator2Actually, success experts have recently uncovered some uncanny similarities in what makes people like Steve Jobs successful…

It turns out, most millionaires, successful artists, and people living their dreams have one thing in common…

…and it’s not “hard work.”

They share a little-known secret about the brain.

If you’re interested, check out this free presentation to see how you can use their secret to make your own dreams become reality.

>>>REVEALED: The Jaw-Dropping Secret Behind Millionaire Success

7 Empowering Questions That Will Enable You to Make Peace With Authority

peaceBy: Linda Howe / Source: Conscious Life News

I began this grand adventure of discovering my soul’s path by making peace with this revelation: my entire life is the path! Every single element and aspect of my journey, obvious and subtle, comprise my path.

Next, I dissolved decades of distress about the particulars of this incarnation. Using the Pathway Prayer Process© to access my Akashic Records, I accept that my bodily person is ideal for my soul’s purposes.

Wonderfully, I learned that every event and each person I meet along the path are optimal for my awakening. These are all exciting discoveries – and there was more to come.

Venturing out in the world, I noticed how I was triggered by those “in charge” of my environment: parents at home, teachers at school, priests at church. I was baffled when experiencing competent leaders and also incidences of incompetence.

Overall, I felt that most were unworthy. Sure, I had wonderful moments with loving parents, dedicated teachers, and wise leaders. But there were many more terrifying experiences, shockingly.

I was caught in the snares of an old belief that didn’t match my reality! Having been taught that authority figures were perfect, I expected them to be godlike.

Taking this conundrum into my Records helped me see that each of us is sincerely dedicated to our role and responsibility. We are all imperfect simply on account of being human.

Knowing it was time to go deeper, I shifted my focus. Mining my Records through scores of prior incarnations, I discovered that I had suffered at the hands of ruthless authority figures – warring kings and slave owners who had treated me terribly, lifetime after lifetime.

No wonder I was afraid and resentful!

Even more, I saw that my relationship to my inner authority was based on self-doubt. I was valiantly trying to do it all on my own. This extreme self-reliance was unrealistic.

My human limitations were apparent. No wonder I was so hard on others. Knowing my exclusive reliance on my human self would inevitably come to failure, I was afraid to let others assume authority.

Fortunately, this question shifted my perception: How can I reconcile being an infinite, immortal, unlimited spiritual being at the same time I am a mere mortal?

As I came to rely more on the inner infinite light of life, I experienced greater safety and success. Only my fears could block access to this infinite spiritual power!

I began to align my inner authority with universal authority, allowing the light of life to express through my human self.

This paradox resolved, a new-found power flowed in. I grew to appreciate authority – my own and others’. I came to understand that although we are all imperfect, Divine qualities are transmitted through us.

I became deliberate about directing my attention to the infinite within, fueling my finite self. My entire relationship with authority transformed.

Today, I honor all authorities for their willingness and courage to take responsibility in the world. I no longer expect human authority figures – or myself! – to be perfect. When confused about authority, I ask the following questions:

  1. Am I relying on my finite self, or the infinite expressing through me?
  2. What are my expectations?
  3. Am I willing to extend respect despite disagreements?
  4. Am I open to accepting the good the authority is offering me?
  5. Can I allow myself to be led by a human guide representing the Divine?
  6. Do I believe that the ultimate, infinite, immortal, immutable authority lies within?
  7. How is this individual supporting my awakening?

This transformation has empowered me with more aliveness and energy than I knew was possible, and it’s wonderful! You deserve the same! Join me exploring this pivotal point on the Path, and open up to receive all the aliveness meant for you!

4 Words of Wisdom for My Younger Self

happy lifeBy: Sarah Cooke / Source: Care 2

I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell didn’t have it all figured out when I was younger—although there were more than a few times when I thought I did!

And I’m sure that in another 10 years, I’ll be looking back on today and think, my god, I was clueless! But at the risk of giving my future self yet another memory to laugh at and shake her head about, here are four words of wisdom I’d give to my younger self.

Love your body

I remember being in high school and constantly feeling mortified about my supposedly gargantuan thighs and bulbous stomach. This led to a downward spiral of self-judgment and calorie counting that would haunt me for the next decade.

But the truth is, we are all perfectly valuable people who are worthy of love regardless of what the scale says—and our bodies all deserve kindness and respect.

Go with the flow

In my teens and early twenties, I thought I had to have my life all planned out. I had to get good grades so that I could get into the right college, then the right grad school.

And that, I believed, would set me on the straight and narrow road to professional success. But, little did I know, life takes unexpected turns. Just because one path turns out not to be as perfect as you’d imagined doesn’t mean you’ve failed.

It means you’ve learned something about what you don’t want, and you’re one step closer to what you do. Trust your intuition—if something feels right deep down, go with it.

And if something feels wrong, don’t hesitate to hightail it the hell outta there.

Stop people pleasing

I was extremely concerned—no, let’s be honest, I was obsessed—with making other people happy when I was younger. It wasn’t so much that I felt I needed approval, but if I believed I was letting other people down in some way, the guilt I experienced was intolerable.

But ultimately, I came to realize that the only way I was going to live my happiest and most authentic life—and to make the greatest contribution I could—was to allow myself to be my own person.

It’s important to show up for the people you care about, but you need to respect your own boundaries as well. Don’t allow others to have undue control over the important decisions in your life.

Don’t take yourself so seriously

We all screw up. We all make mistakes. We all look pretty ridiculous at times. But that’s okay! It’s just part of life. And it’s important to be able to laugh at that and to know that you don’t always need to have it all together.

Sometimes, you will fall apart. Don’t criticize yourself for that—instead, treat yourself with compassion. Cry, laugh and keep moving forward.