Monday, April 24, 2017

April 2016 Asheville, NC Abraham-Hicks Workshop

So...I went to my third Abraham-Hicks workshop this last weekend in Asheville, NC!

It was a 2 day workshop.  I figured it would be a fun trip since I've been obsessed with mountains lately.  So I reserved a hotel in Waynesville, NC (40 minutes west of Asheville near the mountains).  Beautiful there!  It was on a golf course, too.  I got there Friday night and they had this outdoor area with tons of rocking chairs facing the golf course and mountains.  So I sat there with my decaf coffee and just enjoyed the peace and quiet and the view!  It was raining cats and dogs (rained the whole time basically) so that was extra nice!  Love the sound of rain!

The next morning I headed to the Omni where the workshop was at.  I left early as I had no clue if there would be a line for parking (like there had been at the Orlando and Boca workshops).  As I was going there, it was foggy but the sun was coming up over the mountains and it was the most incredible sight.  I couldn't believe I was blessed with that view.  I get to see the sunrise over the beach whenever I want and that is the most incredible view and this totally matched it!  I felt SO blessed in that moment.  Actually, most of the weekend I felt so blessed!  Anyways, I ended up easily finding parking so it all worked out great.  I ended up sitting near these awesome folks - I always seem to meet some awesome people there.  The workshop that day was - somewhat weird.  LOL  Nothing like Boca or Orlando.  A lot of the people that got chosen had...really drawn out stories or off the wall questions.  Which is fine as Abraham is so great at getting those different questions/stories to relate to all of us. 

They served us lunch after the end of that workshop and it was pretty good.  I sat with one of the ladies I met and I ended up sitting next to a girl who I hit it off with real well!  So that was awesome!  I left and then headed to Gatlinburg where - things didn't go as expected (tons of contrast) - but somehow things just started working out for me (and as Abraham would say - the universe was knocking itself out for me!) - seriously it ended up being a WAY better afternoon/evening than had everything had gone the way I wanted!

I had an amazing time with some friends who had recently moved to the Tennessee area and then we went and saw a couple of the highest peaks (TN and NC).  My main intention for going there was to see the mountains way up high and I definitely got that!!!!  AMAZING and INCREDIBLE views! 

The next day, the workshop was WAY more my speed - things were like Boca and Orlando and it was even stretching me quite a bit!  I was so excited to think about it on my way home (which is what I normally do after a workshop) but I forgot it all pretty much for some reason? LOL  I wrote some stuff down but still - I feel like there was so much to it that I forgot!  So I'm glad I ordered the CD to listen to later.

I do remember some stuff as she emphasized we have to be satisfied with the NOW...that our Inner Being will never bring us to something we're not ready for...and more details on how to meditate.  I've been doing mostly the guided meditations on youtube but I realized that it doesn't completely stop thought.  I actually have visions of some of the things I want to manifest or things that make me feel amazing.  While I don't think that is bad at all as we want to have positive momentum such as that but I want to try how Abraham talks about it.  Just listening to one sound and focusing on it and having no thought whatsoever.

I downloaded an app last night after getting that impulse after meditating last night LOL (full circle moment haha).  It is called Relax Melodies Sound (free on Google Play).  It has several different sounds and you can add more sounds within each sound as well AND you can put a timer to it - so it will stop after XX amount of minutes you choose!  I did it for the first time this morning!  It was awesome!!!!  Thoughts kept trying to come in and I would refocus on the sound.  I can't wait to see where I go with this!!!  Because eventually you are supposed to get impulses from the meditation which lead you to this or that or this.

Oh!  Something else - I just had some amazing convos yesterday!  Heck the whole weekend really when I got to the Omni where the workshop was - I decided to park next to another 4Runner like mine.  Well the guy that owns the 4Runner comes out while I'm still sitting there and he says Good Morning - and I was like - was he talking to me ???  And so maybe after a minute, I'm like were you talking to me?  LOL!  And he's like no, someone else (I felt like the person next to the stall where the person is on the cell phone and you don't know it LOL) - and I'm like oh oops and he's like but Good Morning!  LOL and I'm like good morning!  haha!  Then he rolls down his window and asks about my 4Runner and we had a nice convo about it!  And then later on my way home, I was at this gas station and I was feeling a little squirrely about the credit card machine on the pump not working and I didn't know how to pre-pay and this one lady inside explained it to me and the lady checking me out started talking about my cheese I was buying totally distracting me from my worries!  She kept talking about the cheese!  It was so bizarre yet so funny and she was being so joyful about my cheese - that it really was AWESOME!  I really appreciated that distraction!  And my convos with my friends the day before was awesome as well!  At one point for some reason, they started talking about celebrity deaths - so I derailed and was like ok can we talk about unicorns, rainbows, and carebears?  LOL!  And they proceeded to talk about Carebears!!!!!!  This stuff works!!!   Great day!

Anyways, despite some contrast, it was really a wonderful time!  Here are some pics!

Me and my friends at Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant!  Love that place!  Love the trivia, too! 

My view from the rocking chairs at my hotel!

My view walking out to my car at the hotel!

This lady parked next to me the first day at the workshop.  777 - and my initials - JB! 

This was the 2nd highest peak I think - I was on the North Carolina side and I walked a few feet away to the Tennessee border.  SO cool!!  I was so happy.

This was at the highest peak!  Definitely worth the drive through all those curves!  It was absolutely incredible!!!

Another view of it!

Ok, I wanted to share this one last pic with y'all.  This is a bunny rabbit in my yard.  One week after I started learning about this Law of Attraction stuff (October 1 to be exact), I added some things to my manifestation list.  One was a bunny in my backyard - which represents something specific (an action relating to a bigger manifestation) manifesting into my life within 2 weeks. 
Anyways, I come home from my trip and I get all squirrely about the big manifestation and just want to throw in the towel.  I sort of know why I got squirrely but still - to throw in the towel?  I've been wanting to manifest this generally for a long time and specifically since I met this person for a year and 5 days at that moment (before my Law of Attraction learnings).  So I'm all squirrely and I like to pull cards sometimes to communicate with the Non-Physical.  So I started shuffling and the first card that flew out - was TRUST.  Ok - I wasn't squirrely after that. 
 And so I let that go and started making dinner.  I went to sit down to eat, I look outside and what do I see??? THAT BUNNY!!!  YOU GUYS!  I've lived here for OVER a year - the only time I've ever seen a bunny was a month and a half ago in my neighbor's yard - and a few days after that - the manifestation (not the big one the little one) somewhat materialized but not in full effect. this mini-manifestation going to happen?  You guys - if this mini-manifestation happens - the BIG manifestation is right behind it.  Is the bunny helping me get ready to get ready to GET READY!!!!! ????  For the big dealo!??!!!!  Especially after I JUST got the trust card.  It is like they're like - don't give up just yet're at the finish line!!!!!!!!! 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ATG App Review - #ATGToday #FlyBy

So what is the ATG Today App?  It is a devotional journey to help you enjoy your walk with God.  It helps you build your faith, share scripture, encourage others, and strengthen family devotions. 

You can go to the app's webpage HERE to watch videos on how to get through some tough life experiences and see the Mission, Vision, and Strategy under About.

A little about the founders:  Gerald and Jeannie Long experienced success and wealth based on the values of the world but also went through grief as well.  On their journey, God revealed his grace and glory to them in extraordinary ways.  In particular, they experienced how God is able to redeem the most painful areas of our lives and turn them around for good.  Gerald has caught a deep awareness of eternity and Jeannie has experienced God's presence and glory when she was in a tough space.  Their marriage triumphed when all seemed lost and they learned invaluable lessons on their unbelievable journey.  And, they have a very clear message of God's calling for each Christ follower to obey the Great Command and the Great Commission.

The purpose of the app is to:
  • To inspire and encourage thousands of people in their walk with Christ (hopefully, leading to another 'Awakening' - see 2 Chron 7:14); and
  • To raise the funds to:  dig a well in 100 villages in India, provide 40,000 meals to widows and orphans, 15,000 mosquito nets, and a medical team for immunizations, cataract operations and other services.
Watch their promo video HERE to learn more.

How to sign up for the app:
  • Apple Users:  Tap the app icon on your iphone - tap search icon at the bottom - type in ATG Today - tap Get - type in iTunes password - the app will download - register your details (bottom RH corner) - log in and enjoy ATG Today.
  • The link to download the app, if needed is HERE
  • I have an Android phone and I just searched in my Play Store for ATG Today and it was right on top.
I really love this app.  I'm still somewhat of a newbie with learning the Bible and this is excellent way to do that.  It gives you great daily quotes you can share on social media.  You can also write daily little blurbs about what you are thankful for, what you think God is speaking to you today about, and what you would like to hear from God.  You can post a picture to sum up your day.  And you can go back and see where you've been and how far you've come in your life and see what prayers have been answered. 

You also will get emails every now and again from the founders updating any new information about the app and how the charity work is going.  So by buying this app, you are helping them complete their mission of raising funds to dig wells or to provide meals, etc.  It also helps you with your walk with God while helping others!

Here are some screen shots of the app.

This is of the Daily Verse which you can share on social media.  Love learning new verses every day!
This is a partial screenshot of the journal within the app as you can some of my picture I added .  It asks you what you're thankful for today, what you think God is speaking to you about, and what prayers you're praying.  And you can add any photo you want.  This particular day it was just a gorgeous day so I added one of the love birds that visit my backyard from time to time (see next screenshot for the full picture). 

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Once Upon A Time Holy Bible & Storybook Bible Review

I was asked to review the Once Upon A Time Holy Bible and the Storybook Bible.  These books are gorgeous!  With the popularity of fairy tales and Disney animation, and especially with the new release of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast on March 17, Zonderkidz wanted to publish a storybook Bible and full -text Bible (Holy Bible offered in hardcover, and pink leathersoft editions) that would resonate with children and families who loved those types of movies, and loved reading a great story.  The art will totally captivate Disney lovers with similar looking characters and color palettes.

Zonderkidz wanted to capture fans of this genre, but introduce young children to the word of God, and introduce them to the great characters of the Bible. It’s important to note that this brand serves to resound the theme that the Bible is NOT a fairy tale, but every great Bible story happened once upon a time. The Bible is the ultimate Happily Ever After story! 

What Christian parent doesn’t want to tie in Bible learning fun with what their kids already love, but also have the opportunity to teach them that the real heroes and stories of our faith come straight from God’s Word.
The Storybook Bible utilizes even more of the captivating art style and beautiful narrative to tell the major stories of the Bible.  This bible would be perfect for a younger child and the artwork is just awesome. 
The Holy Bible (in Hardcover or imitation Leather) includes the full-text of the bestselling New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) translation, and highlights 6 great stories (with 4 illustrated pages for each) of the Bible in full-color tip-in pages.  This one would be perfect first bible for an older child or a teenager.
Click HERE and HERE for the website for these specific books. 
These bibles are available where books are sold and specifically the Storybook bible is also available at Sam’s Club.  If you would like to purchase either of these books online, you can go HERE. 

These books are really beautifully made and one could be for your younger children to get them started with the bible or for older children regardless if they’ve had exposure to a bible yet or not.  Here are some of my own pictures of the bibles I received.  I wish I had these when I was a child!





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