Believe In Change


Daily Dose – Love Affirmations
April 23, 2007, 10:02 pm
Filed under: affirmations, daily dose, giving, personal growth, the collective

I am a radiant being filled with light and love.
I love and accept myself exactly as I am.
I now express love to all those I meet.
I am a radiating center of divine love.
Divine love is working through me now.
I bathe in the unconditional love of my Creator.?
Love radiates from me at all times.
Love comes to me easily and effortlessly.
I give and receive love easily and joyfully.
Others love me easily and joyfully.
I express love freely.?
As I give love, I am instantly supplied with more.
I breathe in universal love.
I attract loving, beautiful people into my life.
I always deserve love.?
I project love to everyone I meet.
I love and approve of myself.
I know that I deserve Love and accept it now.
I give out Love and it is returned to me multiplied.
I rejoice in the Love I encounter everyday.
All my relationships are loving and harmonious.
I am at peace,
I trust in the process of life.
I am attracting loving relationships into my life.?
I radiate love to all persons and places and things.
People are just waiting to love me, and I allow them.
I now feel loved and appreciated by my parents, my friends, and realitives.
I love myself completely.



Communal Intentions
April 12, 2007, 2:32 pm
Filed under: community, giving, personal growth

As we are all individually applying concepts such as “The Secret”, The Power of Intention, and any other motivational tools to improve our own lives, ultimately I think we should also apply these techniques as a community to improve quality of life all over the planet. If individuals can use these ideas to make radical changes in their lives, think of the change we could bring about with our collective energy.

I imagine that a natural result of individuals reaching goals and becoming happier, is that we all begin to treat each other better (see the Lao quote below) but if we can also be purposeful and proactive in our intentions to improve life for everyone, I think we can accelerate this process.

“If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.”

Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.) 



Kiva
April 7, 2007, 12:34 am
Filed under: giving, microfinance, Uncategorized

Kiva is a non-profit that allows you to loan small amounts (as small as $25) to unique small businesses in the developing world. You can browse through the portfolio of businesses and choose to which ones you will donate money. As the loan is paid back you can withdraw your money or re-circulate it back into another business. This is a great concept and makes it a very low-risk way for even those with limited resources to reach out and contribute to a positive change in the world. I’m getting ready to try it out for the first time so I’ll be sure and post any developments with it.

Meanwhile, check them out at www.kiva.org