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The Look of Real Love

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Being aware of our need to change our conditioned responses is a good start in establishing healthy patterns in relationships. But awareness alone does not cause change. Change can only occur when you make a conscious decision to do whatever it takes to go boldly toward all that will help you to first become the love of your own life, prior to searching for love in other places. You have to be able to recognize real love by first experiencing it through a conscious commitment to loving yourself. And once you do, you will know from every awakening cell in your being that you don’t need someone else to provide what you already have. Then when a potential partner appears (or is already beside you), you will see him/her as someone significant in your life who will join you in extending and opening this love of yours — outward, upward and beyond.

Make the conscious decision to truly love yourself. You can do this.

Love,

Luann

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Excerpt from page 197-198 of my book, “Happily Ever After Right Now… Stop Searching! Start Celebrating!

GRATITUDE:

I want to extend a very special thanks and gratitude to Cindy and all of those on my wonderful “Happily” team who make these posts (as well as the emails and social media) possible, and make them come together in a beautiful way!  Without their dedication and help, I wouldn’t be here “blogging” or sharing information with you electronically!  I would still be writing on my yellow tablets!

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It’s High Time to Reprogram Our Brains

Following up on my last article “Soul Sister (or Brother)” — In order to succeed in our quest to tune into our own heart and soul and loving ourselves, we have to be committed.

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We must be vigilant around any negative thoughts that are self directed, and turn these thoughts into loving kindness. Notice how deeply conditioned negativity is. Here is a simple example. Suppose you are in school and you just have done poorly on a test (by your standards). What is your first inclination? Is it to tell yourself how wonderful you are for even trying to do your best on the test (compassion)? Is it to find all of the ways that you have been successful in this situation (loving kindness)? Or are you more inclined to belittle and berate yourself for not measuring up, for not being good enough (self-degradation)? Unless we have been trained to the contrary, when we experience a perceived failure, we will jump to feelings of shame and disgrace almost immediately, because of our conditioning. It won’t even occur to us to look at the positive aspects of the situation. And each time we tell ourselves how wrong we are, or how miserably we have fallen short, guess what happens in our computer brain? It records and stores the data as unsuccessful and then the idea of failure gets triggered every time we think we haven’t measured up.

It’s high time for our brains to be programmed with new information. Catch yourself before you go into the dramatic negative (or if you have already slipped into that mode, wake up now and stop what you are doing). Try having a list available for referencing, either in your head or on hard copy, of all the ways that you are utterly Magnificent — even if it is how you floss your teeth. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as you believe it. Just find everything possible to love about yourself. Every single person on the planet has something extraordinary to offer. And not bringing forward whatever that is, which of course, cannot be done in the absence of self-love, is the root of all misery and suffering. So, start practicing how to love yourself, bunions, warts and all.

Love,

Luann

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PS) Please visit my latest article on the Huffington Post: “Finding Your Happiness Zone” and post a comment, hit the Facebook “like” and all of that!  I’d love your support there!  Thank you!

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Excerpt from page 198-199 of my book, “Happily Ever After Right Now… Stop Searching! Start Celebrating!

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I want to extend a very special thanks and gratitude to Cindy and all of those on my wonderful “Happily” team who make these posts (as well as the emails and social media) possible, and make them come together in a beautiful way!  Without their dedication and help, I wouldn’t be here “blogging” or sharing information with you electronically!  I would still be writing on my yellow tablets!

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Soul Sister (or Brother)

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If we really want to experience true intimacy with a partner, then we have to be willing to tune into our very own heart and soul. What is the secret to finding happiness, the right partner, the right career, enough money, better looks, more energy and the greater health? You must begin by making a commitment to loving yourself. The soul sister/brother that lives in your essence will never leave or forsake youMarry him/her first (or marry “him/her” now if you are already “actually” married). Go and buy yourself a simple little eternity ring. Slip it on your finger and make a personal pledge to begin (or continue) learning how to provide for yourself absolutely everything that you think (or thought) you would require from someone else in a conscious, loving relationship. Every time you look at the ring, be reminded of what it symbolizes: a lasting commitment to you.

What will it take to recruit all of the love, compassion, forgiveness, understanding, support, affirmation, and patience you can muster on a daily (hourly) basis and then give it to yourself? For many of us, this is an unfair inquiry. We have been trained to believe that self-love is selfish. It isn’t. Understand that if you cannot fully love and accept yourself, it will be impossible for others to love and accept you. The magnitude of love that exists within your very own being is infinite. And if we are not experiencing this love in bountiful supply, then we have to look inside and ask ourselves what it is that is keeping the lid on. Maybe we will never know. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is your willingness to discover in yourself everything that you may have been waiting for someone else to provide.

Embark on that journey of self-discovery and self-love.

Love,

Luann

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Excerpt from page 197-198 of my book, “Happily Ever After Right Now… Stop Searching! Start Celebrating!

GRATITUDE:

I want to extend a very special thanks and gratitude to Cindy and all of those on my wonderful “Happily” team who make these posts (as well as the emails and social media) possible, and make them come together in a beautiful way!  Without their dedication and help, I wouldn’t be here “blogging” or sharing information with you electronically!  I would still be writing on my yellow tablets!

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Love Lamp

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Realize that you have an inexhaustible inner light that glows even in your darkest moments. This light is eternal. It can never be extinguished. And the only way for you to actually experience its full, radiant brilliance is to embrace all of those attributes in yourself that you love, and then accept the qualities that you would rather not acknowledge. How is this possible? By opening our hearts and allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, over and over again, eventually, what you will come to realize, as you proceed with such a practice, is that all of your suffering is actually just a result of your perceptions, having nothing whatsoever to do with facts.

As you face your fears, insecurities, dreads, dangers, and heartaches, you are actually providing direct access to the heart-voice that will never forsake or abandon you. It is always available to rescue you from your imagined dread of being deserted, neglected, and alone. Eventually, if you persist in facing all that scares you (within reason that is — you don’t have to jump off the cliff to prove your point here), you will become immunized from your fears. Then it won’t matter to you whether Mr. or Ms. Wonderful ever shows up (or sticks around if s/he is already there). In becoming your own best advocate, no longer driven by your insecurities, you realize that there is only one reason to be in a relationship — to enhance who you are, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and physically — and then to contribute your gifts so that the beloved has the opportunity to grow and expand as well.

In your increasing state of awareness, you realize that your happiness comes from sharing all of that which has been contained in you. You want others to experience a greater abundance of love and joy because you are present in their lives. And as you continue opening your heart, you can do so from a place of power, using love as your anchor. You give for the joy of giving without expectation of what you will receive in return. Because you already know you will always be protected and taken care of. The thought of scarcity no longer exists in your consciousness. You are opening to your happily ever after… right now.

You also no longer feel the need to control, dominate, limit, restrict, or hinder yourself (or another) in any way. Rather, you nurture in yourself everything that will bring forward your most creative expression in whatever form it may show up. Your very presence in the world serves as a constant source of enrichment and blessing, bringing happiness and joy to all you meet. You do not allow yourself to go into competition or judgment because you realize that these qualities produce suffering and feelings of insufficiency. You are constantly opening to a state of freedom as you seek to balance all that will assist you in accessing the best combination of everything that represents the truth of who you are. Naturally, the voice of trepidation can compromise this balance. Even so, you have awakened to the perfect immunization from fear’s influence as you continue to remember that your own inner light is the love lamp that will shine away your anxious imagination.

Let your light shine, baby!

Love,

Luann

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These posts may be a blessing to you, but they do not compare to reading them in context and in their entirety in the book!

You can find the book “Happily Ever After Right Now. Stop Searching! Start Celebrating!” here.

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Excerpt from page 199-200 of my book, “Happily Ever After Right Now… Stop Searching! Start Celebrating!

GRATITUDE:

I want to extend a very special thanks and gratitude to Cindy and all of those on my wonderful “Happily” team who make these posts (as well as the emails and social media) possible, and make them come together in a beautiful way!  Without their dedication and help, I wouldn’t be here “blogging” or sharing information with you electronically!  I would still be writing on my yellow tablets!

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You Deserve Excellence

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If there is even a tiny part of you that can start to believe, and then actually begin to know that you deserve excellence across every area of your life, the heart voice (that we spoke of last week) will become more and more audible. Remember: You were born to be loved, appreciated, and celebrated. And as you can continue to love, appreciate, and celebrate yourself (regardless of your perceived mistakes), so then can others see you in your state of grandeur. No matter how your personality may have taken form, you are still part of the royal bloodline that launched us all on this mysterious, earthly adventure. You have sprouted from the Divine seed that is the Source of everything — the Heavens, the Earth, and whatever else is “out there.” So, regardless of whether you recognize it or not, you have endless potential and infinite appeal. These qualities are etched in your spirit and soul. It is time that you shine them brilliantly out into the world — and if you are already glowing, then expand your luster.

Love,

Luann

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These posts may be a blessing to you, but they do not compare to reading them in context and in their entirety in the book!

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Excerpt from page 246 of my book, “Happily Ever After Right Now… Stop Searching! Start Celebrating!

GRATITUDE:

I want to extend a very special thanks and gratitude to Cindy and all of those on my wonderful “Happily” team who make these posts (as well as the emails and social media) possible, and make them come together in a beautiful way!  Without their dedication and help, I wouldn’t be here “blogging” or sharing information with you electronically!  I would still be writing on my yellow tablets!

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Listen to Your Heart-Voice

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Many of you have been on the pilgrimage toward happiness and health for a while. Time and again, you have felt the ecstasy after making measurable progress followed by the agony when you slipped back into old behavioral patterns. You have been connected to the sense of freedom and peace that you’ve so desperately wanted to sustain, only to watch that state of bliss evade and elude you yet another time. You have discovered certain things that work; let go of things that don’t; stuck to some stuff for a while; slacked off; gone back to old patterns; started new ones; picked up the latest book; gone to another workshop; hired therapists, healers, coaches, spiritual mentors, doctors and others, all in looking for the answers.

And, more than once you have been disillusioned by these various approaches — similar to the disappointment you experienced from the men you positioned into princedom. Alas, they were not able to deliver your ticket to “happily ever after,” either. And so when things in your external world continue to fall apart — together with all of your unresolved hopes and desires — you may be more inclined to keep directing your attention inward for the answers. As has been repeatedly emphasized in this material, it is through the internal exploration that you will access lasting support for your most optimal destiny in this life form. Despite any feelings of personal inadequacy, which may arise as you continue to dig, you are your own best guru. Put aside all of the unnecessary chatter of your mind about how you have fallen short, and instead, take note of the messages coming from a more peaceful, stable place in your heart. This “place” is your Essence. It will steadily guide you to the truth. How will you recognize the “voice” of this silent whisperer? It is ever supportive, encouraging, and resonate with your highest and best good. And deep in your soul, you do know what is best for you — regardless of the perceived inconvenience this may cause. Others can guide, encourage, and cheer you on, but ultimately, dear hearts, it is you who must go forward “confidently in the direction of your dreams.” And listening to the heart-voice will definitely provide the most direct route — regardless of how things may appear.

Love,

Luann

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These posts may be a blessing to you, but they do not compare to reading them in context and in their entirety in the book!

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Excerpt from page 245-246 of my book, “Happily Ever After Right Now… Stop Searching! Start Celebrating!

GRATITUDE:

I want to extend a very special thanks and gratitude to Cindy and all of those on my wonderful “Happily” team who make these posts (as well as the emails and social media) possible, and make them come together in a beautiful way!  Without their dedication and help, I wouldn’t be here “blogging” or sharing information with you electronically!  I would still be writing on my yellow tablets!

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Queens Act Like Queens

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The idea of Magnificence can bring sharply into focus all of the ways you do not feel Magnificent in the form of your shortcomings and faults. We are constantly exposed to the emotional toxicity that has accumulated in the world, bombarding us from every angle. We know it well. This negative conditioning (provoked by our “old rugged brain”) can exaggerate fear, confusion, worry, and anxiety, all of which impede growth and disrupt the journey toward love, joy, freedom, and truth. The “hell” created from venomous thoughts, deeds and actions — is a part of our individual and combined story. When we subscribe to this way of operating, we perpetuate hell’s grip on us, interrupting our soul’s purpose, and losing our innocence. True happiness, which lies at the center of our being, is overshadowed by anguish and suffering. One way to overcome any fear-based negativity is to practice functioning from a loving foundation by learning to love all of the parts of yourself.

If you are still hoping the Prince will appear and save you, love that.

If he doesn’t call, and you are panicking, love that. 

If you forget to act like a Queen, love that. 

If you feel too fat, too think, too old, or jest generally not okay, love that. 

If you feel gorgeous, sexy, wise, and utterly Magnificent, love that.

Do you get the idea? You step into your Magnificence when you can love in 360 degrees. Most of us have been directing that love outward, toward the idolized other. At our center lies the deepest, purest love, which we can only have the delusion of being without. We are bathed in this love. What connects us fully to the awareness that it exists — the love and acceptance of ourselves. 

A classic piece of career advice is to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. When you do that, people begin to see you in the more elevated role, and then it becomes natural for you to expand into that position. This is one way to live large and into your future. Similarly, you can act as if you’re the Queen you want to be. First, you must see yourself as a Queen. Assume a regal demeanor. Now, believe and then know that it is absolutely possible for you to live your Magnificence. 

Think of yourself as two parts: One is already a Queen, and the other is a Queen in-training. Just as you’d love and encourage a friend or a child, the Queen part of you can love and encourage yourself. If you feel angry about something he said, soothe yourself. If you are sad because he has left you, console yourself. And, when you are excited about your own developing Magnificence, celebrate yourself. 

Love,

Luann

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Excerpt from page 31-32 of my book, “Happily Ever After Right Now… Stop Searching! Start Celebrating!

GRATITUDE: 

I want to extend a very special thanks and gratitude to Cindy and all of those on my wonderful “Happily” team who make these posts (as well as the emails and social media) possible, and make them come together in a beautiful way!  Without their dedication and help, I wouldn’t be here “blogging” or sharing information with you electronically!  I would still be writing on my yellow tablets!

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