6) RITUAL ROCKS! Another thing I highly recommend is ritual in relationship. My husband and I sit together regularly and pull our Divination cards to get clarity on our work or issues at hand (go to www.freebeginwithin.com for a free reading). We also set new moon intentions throughout the year: on the new moon we write out our intentions for that month and it really creates a sense of unity and shared vision!
7) Everyone’s in the same boat: Try not watching so much TV and letting the images brainwash you into thinking everyone’s is rich and perfect EXCEPT you! It’s just HOGWASH! And, incidentally, not real or the truth about what’s happening on the planet right now. WE are all trying to make ends meet and ultimately THRIVE, and so often the media unconsciously undermines our efforts. Don’t waste time feeling like you are the only ones because you are not: take the three hours a day you spend in front of the idiot box and invest them into your relationship, yourself and your dreams!
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8) Gratitude as the portal: By the way, the average person on the planet makes a whopping three dollars a day, so let’s start with some gratitude...it’s a fabulous portal when times are tough. Plus, it’s an instant way to feel great about the gift of simply breathing in and out and being alive. Make a list of everything you are grateful for right now, and watch your life change as a result!