Simona Rich
❇ Writer ❇ Traveler ❇ Astrologer ❇
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Some people have never heard of A Course In Miracles. Some even studied it, yet still don’t understand what its aim is.

I’ve decided to explain it the way that I understand it.

I’ve studied ACIM several times in the past, yet I never seriously nor fully did its lessons. Now I again went over the whole text, workbook for teachers, and supplementary material.

Only the lessons are left, and I’m at the moment on lesson 46.

In total, there are 365 lessons.

What ACIM is about

It’s the course designed to get you back into the Kingdom of God. And no, it’s not a Christian course though the terminology is Christian. You don’t have to be religious to study this course, and neither am I (I consider myself spiritual, not religious). …

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In this story, I’m going to share with you the good and bad aspects of living in India for twelve years.

I didn’t live there all the time as I had to keep getting a new visa to be able to stay in the country. Yet, though I traveled in many other places during the last twelve years as well, it was India that was my base.

So let’s start this long post by firstly discussing the spiritual aspect of this country.

Spirituality in India

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As soon as you land in India, you feel that the air is charged with spiritual energies. People who are sensitive to the energies of the environment will instantly feel more uplifted and supported. …

Lessons learned and some advice for those just starting.

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My journey started at around the age of 21 when I came across inspirational books on a positive mindset and wealth generation. At that time I was living in the UK as a call center worker (I’m originally from Lithuania).

Books such as “Think and Grow Rich”, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and “The Four-Hour Work Week” changed my understanding of money and transformed my mindset from that of an employee to that of an entrepreneur.

If you’re still doing what mommy and daddy said for you to do (go to school, get a job, and save money), you’re losing.

— Robert…

Allow yourself to enjoy the talents of others — it will inspire you to better your own skills.

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In the past, I used to be totally focused on my work. Hardly ever did I allow myself to get entertained.

Whenever I would relax into some leisure, be it watching a video or attending a gathering of friends, there was always this uneasiness in the background of my mind nagging me not to waste my time.

I was happy with my productivity and I accomplished a lot in the twelve years of self-employment. I wasn’t even stressed since I really loved what I did. …

This Mistake Prevents You From Achieving the Next Level of Success

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I cannot tell how many times I’ve seen this mistake made by all kinds of people. No matter which country I find myself in, no matter which culture I’m exploring, the mistake is there.

In some countries it’s worse than in others, but the entire world suffers from it.

It’s about thinking that you know better.

If you knew better you would be experiencing the next level of success. If you don’t, it means you don’t know how to get there yet.

I see this mistake especially in the thinking of people who work for others. They think that were they only given an opportunity to start something of their own, they would surely succeed. …

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I remember how my coaching client gave me a call to thank for making him wealthy.

It wasn’t me that made him wealthy as those were not my rules I shared with him. Those were the principles I learnt from wealth-building classics such as “Think and Grow Rich”, “The Richest Man in Babylon” and “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”.

I simply shared the wisdom of those books with my clients and readers, and those who applied them, saw results.

In this article I will share one rule of such wealth books,which goes against the common sense of the physical world. …

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Today’s society is full of guilt so those with self-confidence are often seen as egotistic. There are of course egotistic people in the world, and many of them, yet self-confidence is different from egotism.

Self-confidence allows you to be in your own league, when you don’t look at what others are doing but do your own thing. This makes you able to create something very different from the rest, and therefore you get a premium for it.

Those who are at ease with themselves don’t try to mould their natures according to the latest trends and opinions of the world. They become the masters of their lives by growing from within — by learning to listen to the inner nature and not to that which is external. …

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I’ve learnt not to resist life and to embrace what comes into my existence. I know that if I’m faced with something unpleasant which doesn’t leave, it’s because I’m working off my karma. I also know that if I remain flexible in life, accepting what comes and letting go what leaves, I will avoid self-imposed obstacles and dis-ease.

Most people get sick and unhappy with age because they get too rigid. They want one thing but destiny gives them another, so they struggle against it and that negative energy creates further obstacles and illnesses.

It’s better to accept what comes as life is a loving teacher who gives exactly what you need. You are always in the right place, so it makes sense to accept what you’re experiencing now and see what lessons that experience has for you. …

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Positivity movement is huge as a result of many New Age books supporting this kind of mindset. And I believe that there’s huge power in positive thinking. It helps people who are stuck in life, who are depressed and have very low self-esteem.

It helps people to change their lives and I too used it — positive thinking enabled me to start my own successful business, to trust myself, and to manifest money travel the world.

However, there comes a stage where you can no longer hide from the fact that positivity is like a protective wall. …

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I love what Eckhart Tolle says when people expect things to always be perfect. He says that nowhere it’s written that they’re supposed to be perfect.

It’s the ego that wants all to be ideal, according to Eckhart. And when things turn out the opposite, the ego gets stressed.

All the obstacles that we experience help us grow. Our life is a school and difficulties help us - if we learn from them. Of course, we can make a choice of allowing the difficulties to make us miserable. But that’s a choice.

Without difficulties there would be no growth and life would get quite boring. …

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