Saturday, 1 April 2006

Full of Vitality

I know it sounds as though I am forever zipping up and down the train line to London, but honestly, before this last fortnight it had been much longer since I last visited!

Yesterday I went to the Vitality Show at Olympia. It was lovely weather, so I wore a black dress and my new cyclamen pink pashmina, and it was enough. Heaven! Highlights of the vitality show have to be the free stuff. Oh, how it abounds! Muller sponsor it, so it is yoghurts everywhere, just to help yourself to. And goodie bags when you leave, and every health magazine you can think of were offering buy the magazine, get a goody bag free. (Strangest goody- trainer socks with an accompanying assortment of shoe laces in matching colours....hmmm..!)

Lots of places were offering treatments, and pulled towards facials and manicures and so on as I always am, I demurred in favour of the most marvelous back rub. They were offering ten minutes for ten pounds, which was an entirely fabulous way to spend both the time and the pennies. They had these strange looking seats, where you lean forwards and there is a bit to tuck your legs under, but are surprisingly comfortable. Bliss...

My other treat of the day (I had some birthday money to spend) was a makeover at the Helen E stand. Last year one of the girls from the library had a makeover done there, and it was fabulous. They use very natural colours, so you look like the best version of yourself, rather than made up if that makes sense? They do half of your face first so you can see and then the other half so you are not miss-matched! I did indulge, but happily so, as one of the joyful simplicities for April (I know it was still March...but only just!) in Simple Abundance is to get a makeover and experiment with a new spring look.

Speaking of Simple Abundance, the lovely people at Amazon delivered me a copy of The Simple Abundance Companion which I am really enjoying. Has anyone else who has read Simple Abundance read this?

I am so looking forward to the Farmers Market tomorrow- I am going to go along with my new wicker basket on my arm!

I have finally got the last of the little preciousnesses for my seasonal care package for Kristy together- so I am going to spend a happy hour with tissue paper and ribbons tonight packing them up ready to be sent on Monday. I hope she likes it!


mrspao said...

Oooh - that sounds good. I'll have to look out for it next year.

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People practice visualisation, affirmations, they use hypnosis, subliminal programming or countless other tools to transform their lives. However they fail to recognise one key area in their lives that hinder these wonderful techniques from being effective.
They sit day after day visualising their perfect scene and yet nothing happens. Why? They have followed all the instructions to the letter! They have chanted and imagined! They have formed a colourful, vibrant scene in their minds and affirmed that this is their reality. Then all of a sudden things get worse! What is going on?
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The thoughts that you follow and give energy to become more dominant than the thoughts you discard. Your subconscious mind records these as your dominant picture on the issue at hand. You then move towards this picture because your subconscious mind starts making your outside world reflect the picture that you have stored internally.
Your mind should be on whatever you want. The picture you need to have is a positive vision of you already having achieved your goal. To realise this vision you need to focus and concentrate. Remember thoughts are real, they create your reality.
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These thoughts that are not aligned with your goal. You are not giving complete attention to what you want. Whilst you are dealing with these other lines of thought your attention is not on your goal.
If you are aware of your thoughts you will suddenly realise that you have spent much more energy on counter productive thoughts than on creating a dominant picture of the goal you want.
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