Monthly Archives: July 2016

An Amazing Mind Shift Technique To Try

I have to be honest with you guys, the idea I’m about to share with you is not my original thought, but the analogy I share today is what I came up as I listened and absorbed the idea being translated from Abraham by Ester.

Here’s the idea: Look in the direction of your desire. Click here to listen.

What I thought as I was listening was kinda like an Aha moment. I love it when a complicated yet simple concept finally clicks and make sense. It’s very simple. It’s like driving. You look in the direction of where you want to be rather than where you are. If you sat in the car focused on the stop sign you’d never go anywhere. Yes, the stop sign is there and that’s part of your reality, but you have to look for positive signs that you can move forward on your journey. Right?

IMG_3715Actually, this is a very good example to use when you decide to train yourself into a positive focused lifestyle. Check it out: When you see something in your reality that doesn’t feel good, it’s like a stop sign. Focusing on something that doesn’t feel good stops the good vibes and just like the intersection you have a choice, do you sit there and maintain focus on why your good vibes came to a screeching halt or do you shift your focus back towards your happy journey?

The good news is, it’s all up to you. You can sit there and focus on the negative aspects of life and be stuck OR you can shift your focus towards the positive aspects of life and move on to your desired destination.

© 2016 Angel Zamudio

 

 

You Won’t Believe How Much Power YOU Have

During my morning meditation one morning last week a flash of clarity came to me. The really awesome news is I’m going to share it with you. The other news,… This is a story or revelation about me and my personal power. More good news, we ALL have this power and as you read this you can figure out a way for you to apply this flash of clarity to you and ignite your own personal power.

THE number one most important relationship in your life is between you and you. It really does not matter what anyone else says about you, thinks about you, or how they respond to you. YOU have complete and utter control over how you allow it to affect you or roll off of you like the nothing that it is.

When someone else is behaving in a manner that is displeasing to you it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them. When someone says something about you that doesn’t feel like the truth to you, imagine their words are a purple cloud of ink dust floating in the air.IMG_3710

Now, stop for a moment and ask yourself, Do I want to walk up to that purple cloud of ink dust, wrap my arms around it and own it as if their words have that kind of power over me?

OR

Do I want to stand still and allow that purple cloud of ink dust to simply float away into the nothingness from which it originated?

Regardless of what someone else is saying or thinking about you, the only power it really has is the power you allow it to have. It’s easier to wrap your brain around it when you think about it like this,… Let’s pretend what ever “they” are saying about you turns out what “they” are claiming equates to the fact that you are purple. Now, this is simple, right? Because you know you’re not purple and it doesn’t make a bit of sense to argue this point with someone who believes and says something to the contrary, right? The fact that someone says YOU ARE purple doesn’t MAKE you purple,… So who cares. This simplistic example applies to anything anyone says or thinks about you that you know to be wrong. It may seem different, but it really is the same. It takes two people to play tug of war and your knowledge of yourself gives you the power to let go of the rope.

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Not you.

Now look who’s on their ass with a lap full of rope.

© 2016 Angel Zamudio

A Tip on How to get the Best Out of Every Situation.

In life we come across situations everyday where we have choices to make. Not that you’re asking for my opinion, but here’s my general thought regarding whether or not to disclose information. If you decide you’re going to share, I believe honesty is the best policy, but I also believe not all thoughts need to be shared. So, keep this in mind when thinking about your decision: which ever way you go, when you do what FEELS right to you and offer the best of yourself to the situation, Beings greater than you and everyone else involved will line up the best of the situation to be returned to you.

Please don’t be confused. I’m not saying your opinion of what is best will be returned to you, but eyes that can see more than your eyes can see, know what’s truly best for you and that my friend is what you’ll receive when you offer the best of you. Also, remember the best of you will vary from day to day, so go easy on yourself when your best one day is less that another. You’re doing your best, so be kind and gentle with yourself. You’re the only “you” you’ve got.

2016 Angel Zamudio

See How Easily You Can Manage Stress

Ok, folks believe it or not a common recurring theme in my life right now has been STRESS!!!
WHAT????? The author of Apozitude has stress? I know. I know. I’m always writing about how to let things go, how to focus on the good, how to breathe and take care of yourself. The main reason I write about those things is because I’m dealing with STRESS!!! LOL. Writing about it helps me retain the information.
I’m always looking for ways to feel better. I care about how I feel and I want to live life with a positive attitude. It can be challenging sometimes or it can be super easy. It all depends on how much you’re willing to allow outside circumstances affect your inner sanctum. It’s a training process really. It’s a tug of war between you and you. Yes, there are 2 of you in there and we’ll get to that funny little detail in a moment, but the really cool thing about THIS game of tug is, YOU get to decide when to set down the rope.
 
Now to shed some light on the 2 of you. There’s the “you” that knows everything is always working out, I call this version of you the ESB (Eternal Spiritual Being) and then there’s the EGO version of “you”. The EGO version of you ends up being the little ass that begins (Edging Greatness Out). 
The EGO side of your brain is going to WANT to work out all the wrongs, all the doubts, all the shit and it’s sort of like going to McDonalds for dinner instead of hustling your butt home for some real food. It’s easy! Go ahead and let those thoughts swirl around in your mind over and over and over,… you know it’s driving you crazing and you have to admit you can feel greatness being edged right on out you. Do you know how many toxins those stressful thoughts create? It’s not healthy. You know you can feel it too. Right?
The happier/healthier choice is to shift your focus onto something that creates good feelings within you. That EGO side is not going to want to let go. That EGO is like a hungry dog with a fresh raw bone and it will growl and snarl at you when you attempt to shift your focus away from that source of stress. Believe me though, there is a strong sense of trust coursing within you that knows everything is always working out. Currently, I’m using an Apoziwand to remind myself to let go of those stressful thoughts. It’s easier for me to set down the rope when I pick up the magic wand. I like the smooth feeling of the bamboo and I feel a sense of relief when I gently tap the Apoziward against the palm of my hand, the back of my neck, on my forearm or gently on my chest muscles.IMG_2251
You may not feel a strong sense of knowing just yet because you have been letting your EGO run the show, but when you begin your training and you start looking for that slow steady river of KNOWING coursing within, it will become more clear that when YOU are offering the best of yourself, the best of the situation will always be returned to you. So please believe me when I tell you, your ego will want to take the easy route and swing by McDonalds for dinner that’s when you say, “Nope, EGO, we’re on a new path of discipline and we’re going to drive right on by McDonalds and we are going to focus on getting home and making a salad. Yes, it takes more energy, but YOU are worth it AND you will feel so much better. You are the master of your mind and YOU have control of your thoughts.
Focus on what makes you feel good and anytime your brain shifts back to stressful thoughts, shift it back. Use a physical reminder if you think it might help. You’re in training. Retrain your brain. It’s super powerful and YOU can DO IT!!! You just have to care about how you feel. 

#1 Best Piece of Advice

IMG_2557.PNGIn a world full of so many wonderful people all willing to give all kinds of advice, including me, the number one thing to remember is, to always base your decision of what action to take, on what feels most authentic and true to you.

You can’t go wrong staying true to you.

© 2016 Angel Zamudio

 

Apozitude is ALL about YOU get to choose

We are very excited to announce that we are working on getting a newsletter together for our subscribers. What’s so special about signing up for our newsletter? Well, we’re in the development process of getting some new things lined up, like t-shirts (Apozitees) and Apoziwands. As a subscriber to our newsletter you’ll be the first to learn when these will be available and all the other new developments.

We already know you love the positive vibes you get from reading Apozitude, so we wanted to give you, our subscribers, the first chance to sign up.  

Introducing the Magic Apoziwand!!!

Well, look at you! You’re back for more. Who can blame you? It feels so amazing to read about miracles. I kinda feel like I’m a miracle junkie. Best addiction I’ve ever had, hands down!! I had to look up addiction because I thought maybe it was only applicable to something with a negative association, but after the more commonly known definition of addiction, I found the following: devotion to, dedication to, obsession with, infatuation with, passion for, love of, mania for, enslavement to, “a slavish addiction to fashion”. Ummmm,… I definitely have a passion for seeing miracles in my life.

Take this grove of bamboo that grows like crazy next to my office. Many people see it and think looks like a fast growing invasive plant that needs constant tending, but to me,…. it’s beautifully symbolic. I don’t know why I have such an affinity for bamboo, but it doesn’t really matter, ya know? I love everything about it. I love the way I feel touching it, watching it sway in the breeze, watching in amazement at the deftness in which it grows, have you ever worn a product of clothing made from bamboo? It’s heavenly.

Anyway, you are beginning to see just how much I love it, right? Well, I’ve taken some (ok, maybe a bunch) of the bamboo shoots that have been trimmed over the years and left to dry, hanging out amongst the remaining living bamboo and created magic wands out of it.

Magic wands??? Really???

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Yes, that’s a magic wand made of bamboo and yes, that hoodie I’m wearing is made of bamboo as well.

Hey, even my 3-year-old niece, Taylor, looked at me with doubt and said, “For real?” when I told her about it. Believe me though, it takes far less energy to convince a 3-year-old of the magic a wand of bamboo contains than it takes to convince an older more cynical person, but with the magic wand, I’ve been able to accomplish that too. I know you wanna hear more about these amazing bamboo magic wands and believe me there’s more to this story and I can’t wait to share it with you.

© 2016 Angel Zamudio

 

 

 

Selfish Redefined

Let’s take a simple word that we all use and have pretty strong feelings about and contextualize it. I want to break it down into pieces. Let’s begin with the ending. The suffix ish is defined as 1. forming adjectives 2. (from noun) having the qualities or characteristics of. “apish” meaning having the qualities or characteristics of an ape. OK, that’s easy enough. Now let’s take the main part of the word, self, which is defined as 1. a person’s essential being that distinguishes them from others.

Therefore, when you break it down selfish really just means having qualities or characteristics of your own essential being that distinguish you from others. The way I see it, it’s impossible to BE anything else. Well, let me rephrase that because it really isn’t impossible to be anything but your true self, but what I can tell you is that it feels like torture to attempt to be someone you’re not. We all know this feeling right?IMG_0019

If it doesn’t feel right in your gut, that’s your intuitive red flag warning you, “This is not true to you”. When you get that feeling, you have my permission to pause, take as many deep breaths as you need to reorient yourself and proceed with doing exactly the opposite of what that red flag warned you NOT to do.

© 2016 Angel Zamudio