Nurturing the Garden of Your Life

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Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.” ― Steve Maraboli

Sometimes we do not realize that negative habits can be weeds that can darken the beautiful aspects of our personality. This is why it’s important to be honest and aware of those habits or ways of being so we can remove them from our lives.

For example, sometimes weeds show up in the form of anger, criticism, doubt, fear, resentment, guilt, jealousy, impatience, gossiping, victim mentality, control, insecurity, lack of faith, procrastination, and the list goes on. The good news is that we can remove those weeds by putting the effort. Yes, will power is needed for any change to take place in our lives and to be able to experience the fragrant flowers of transformation.

Think for a moment of the weeds that you might need to remove from your own garden. Remember that they are expressed in the form of thoughts, words, actions, our attitude. Be honest, without feeling guilty but knowing that this is how you will not repeat the same mistakes, by taking responsibility

Consider planting seeds that are the opposite qualities to the negative patterns or behaviors. The new seeds, will suffocate the weeds until your garden will look fresh and beautiful again. The new seeds you can plant are love, praise, clarity, faith, acceptance, forgiveness, strength, patience, confidence, decisiveness, and so on. To nurture the garden of your life, remember to:

  • Put the effort, daily
  • Be honest
  • Focus on yourself and how you can transform your life
  • Find the good in everything
  • Know that for every obstacle there is an appropriate solution
  • Focus on kindness and love
  • Express the Divine qualities thru you

Affirm: “I nurture the garden of my life with my positive attitude”

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What You Focus on Expands

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Last month, I shared in my blog that the life we live is the legacy we leave behind. The life we live every day is based on what we focus on. If we focus on having a positive attitude about all our life experiences, then we leave behind a beautiful legacy. However, if we focus on negativity, complaining about what is wrong with the world, judging, resenting or controlling others, feeling insecure, being doubtful, then this is what we are going to give our children, families, friends, and the world.

Every day we can set up the intention to do our very best and if challenges show up, we keep a positive attitude, knowing that every problem comes with a solution. We make our life’s easier when we truly are willing to see the glass half full and we trust that we have the power within to face whatever comes our way.

Tests in life are a wonderful opportunity to increase our faith and to help us grow. The secret is to remember to focus on the solution and not the problem, because “what we focus on expands. Some ways to focus on the solution are:

  • Seek professional help when needed.
  • See the big picture. We are here to eliminate all barriers to love.
  • Focus on positive qualities like peace, joy, harmony, love. For example, when you feel anxious, to return to peace, affirm: I choose peace, or, I am peace.
  • Use the power of positive thinking.
  • Maintain an attitude of gratitude.
  • Pray more, walk in nature, listen to uplifting messages, read inspiring books.

Let’s be attentive to what we are focusing on every moment. If we find ourselves focusing on negativity, or playing victim, or criticizing, lets switch the behavior immediately. Replace it with a positive attitude, remembering that you are a child of God, praising others, seeing the bigger picture always.

Affirm: “I focus on the goodness in my life”

There is a great opportunity to practice the message above, by participating in the new class series: “How to Prosper” that starts on Thursday, April 11th. The focus will be claiming our birthright to live an abundant life.Click here to REGISTER and for more information

Divine Blessings,
Gloria Ramirez

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The Life we Live is the Legacy we Leave

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“Let your legacy be how you love, how you treat people, and the light you bring to the world, instead of the stuff you leave behind.” 

We recently had a loss in our family, my sister’s beloved husband Augusto. The emptiness our family feels is very profound as he truly was a person who treated people with love and was a very bright light in this world.

I write this message in his memory, and as a way to thank him for the legacy he has left behind and how this world is a better place because of his contribution.

I have been thinking how I can follow his footsteps and make sure that every day I contribute to building a legacy that I can leave for humanity.

As I think of his amazing personality, he was a role model of determination, discipline and will power. I definitely have plenty of room in myself to expand on these valuable qualities, as they are needed to be successful in each area of our lives.

I was always impressed with his generosity, another trait that I believe we all can develop, by sharing more with others.

He loved nature and any outdoor activity. Nothing was ever too difficult for him and that’s the reason why he was such a great athlete. Being with him in nature was like being with a kid. He lived each moment and enjoyed it fully. I believe each day we are invited to live in the moment and nourish it completely.

He also had a great sense of humor, loved music, dancing, photography and connecting with others. These are all areas that we can reflect on and see how expanding them in ourselves can serve the world.

With deep gratitude and love I thank you Augusto for a life well lived and the profound legacy you have left behind and the impact you have had in our lives and the world.

What’s your legacy? Remember, we are not an island. We are interconnected and what we do every day impacts the lives of many. As you think of your relatives who went to the other side, think of the many positive qualities that they  have left you as a legacy, and consciously choose to be attentive as to what kind of legacy you want to leave behind.

Affirm: “The life I live every day is the legacy I leave”  

Divine Blessings,
Gloria Ramirez
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How to Embrace our Uniqueness

Each one of us has been gifted with unique talents and abilities and our responsibility is to welcome them with joy and gratitude and to share them with the world. Sometimes in my classes, I hear students having a difficult time accepting their talents and even putting themselves down, saying that they do not have anything to offer.

It is important to recognize that we must uproot from our consciousness all insecurity, self-doubt, shyness, self-criticism, shame and guilt. if we want to have success in our endeavors, we must let go of all self-sabotage mechanisms. There is no exception to the fact that everyone has been endowed with special abilities to share with the world. Just think of the countless blessings we have received from people who dared to share their talents with us.

I’d like to share some ideas to help you enhance your relationship with your talents and abilities:

Self-confidence. The Self confidence that I am referring to, is trusting in your Higher Self, who is perfect and wants to guide you to express your uniqueness and share your talents for the betterment of the world.

Right positive attitude. This is vital, for you to succeed in any area of your life. Observe yourself and be willing to have a constant positive attitude. This will open doors of opportunities.

Be grateful. Every day give thanks for who you are and the divine gifts that you have been given. Realizing that you are a child of the Most High is already a great blessing.

Ask for guidance in everything you do, so you can direct your energy and use your talents in the right manner.

Bless Others by sharing what you have received that is unique to your personality. You will not only benefit yourself, but most certainly, touch others in innumerable ways

Affirm: “I share my talents for the betterment of the world”

A wonderful way to support yourself in embracing your uniqueness is by participating in the weekly class series: How to Cultivate Courage, Calmness & Confidence“.

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5 Steps to Having Courage, Calmness and Confidence in 2019


In his book, “How to have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence, Paramhansa Yogananda says: “The soul has everything it needs to meet every test of life. As you live in tune with the power of your soul, your life will be completely transformed!”

We have a brand-new year ahead of us, with a wonderful opportunity to manifest success in all areas of our life. The secret is in the attitude we decide to have every day of this new year, regardless of the challenges we face. With a positive attitude, doors will open up, and great opportunities will show up in front of us.
Here are 5 steps that you can apply in your daily living to maintain a winning positve attitude throughout the year:

1. Reframe your story
Any time that you are tempted to repeat a story of something challenging that happened to you, stop and tell a new story of how you would like it to be. Remind yourself that you are not a victim. You are a victor! Be willing to observe yourself and pay attention to your commitment to reframing your stories.

2. Develop your will power
Anything that we want to do in life needs the cooperation of our will power for it to become a reality. An idea without execution is just an idea. Give yourself the gift of developing the muscle of your will power even if you do it with small things. Soon you will see how that muscle is becoming stronger. Be willing to harness the power of your will to shift habits or behaviors that limit your potential.

3. Be committed to switching your attention from worry to calmness
Deep within you lies calmness. That’s the essence of your soul. Be willing to remember that you have a choice to connect with that inner peace. Also, learn to say, no, so you do not add stress to your life with extra commitments. Be willing to stay calm in all situations. Practice saying no.

4. Reflect on how you will be creating your new year 2019
Remember that you have the power within to create an amazing year. It is up to you to have the right attitude to create it. Nobody can do it for you, except yourself. You will attract the resources, people, experiences according to what you put out: Kindness, love, compassion, faith, patience, joy, forgiveness and positive thinking will bring you great results. Remind yourself that you are the creator of your life and what you are putting out, you will get back. Be willing to replace, right away, any habit or behavior that might take you in the wrong direction.

5. Meditate Regularly
This is truly the most effective way to bring peace and harmony into your life and the best gift you can give yourself. The benefits are priceless: More inner peace, stress reduction, awaken your joy, improved mental and physical health, harmony in relationships, and many more. Choose a time of day to meditate and commit to it, for at least 10 minutes.

Affirm: “I am committed to Cultivating Courage, Calmness and Confidence in 2019.”

A wonderful way to start the new year is by embracing, at a higher level, the qualities of the soul that reside within you. I’d like to invite you to participate in the new class series: How to Cultivate Courage, Calmness & Confidence” that starts on Thursday, January 17th, 2019, and is based on Paramhansa Yogananda’s book, “How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence.”
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Embracing Life from an Inner Perspective

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In his book, “How to have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence”, Paramhansa Yogananda says: “The soul has everything it needs to meet every test of life. As you live in tune with the power of your soul, your life will be completely transformed!”

If the soul has everything it needs to meet every test of life, why is it that we struggle so much to find happiness and peace? Here is Yogananda’s answer: “Courage, calmness and confidence are the secrets to dealing with any difficulty life sends. The “impossible” becomes manageable, and a stepping-stone to greater inner strength. Everyone can be courageous, calm and confident, because these are the qualities of the soul. Hypnotized with material thinking and desires, many of us have lost touch with our inner power.”

This is exactly what happened to me. For years, I lost touch with my inner power and I focused on finding answers in the external world, trying to control people, places and things. It was only when I finally realized that my life was not working the way I wanted and I was not happy, that I decided to embrace life from a different perspective.

Instead of looking for answers outside of myself, I started my journey inward. This is when my life was so positively transformed that I decided, 18 years ago, to share with others what I had discovered. The more I share and the more I attune with my divine nature, my consciousness and my understanding keep expanding, and the more I experience Courage, Calmness, and Confidence. As Yogananda says, “As you live in tune with the power of your soul, your life will be completely transformed!”

This year we have the possibility to start with a clean slate, doing what will bring us happiness and peace. This coming year, 2019,  I invite you to consider taking a journey inward, or deepening you journey by embracing life from an inner perspective. The best way to do it is:

  • Meditate daily. Click here for guided meditations
  • Keep a grateful heart
  • Practice forgiveness
  • Cultivate a pure heart
  • Receive spiritual food by participating in weekly classes and spiritual retreats
  • Read, listen and watch spiritual programs that expand your consciousness
  • Use the power of prayer and deepen your devotion
  • Look for the company of people who inspire you and motivate you to be attuned to your divine nature

Affirm: “As I embrace my life from an inner perspective, I reconnect with my divine nature”

In January 17th, 2019 I start a new 9-week class series based on Paramhansa Yogananda’s book, “How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence.” Here he shares the most effective steps to reconnecting with your divine nature. as you practice his simple suggestions, you will feel a new energy feeling you, giving you the power to meet every challenge with joyful confidence, calmness and courage.

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Cultivating a Spirit of Gratitude

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“The secret of overcoming doubt is to concentrate on your reasons for gratitude to life, and not to focus on all those things which seem to you imperfect.”

Throughout the years I have learned about the importance of cultivating a spirit of gratitude and focusing on the things that go well in my life instead of what is wrong. I have learned that this attitude helps me to attract more of the good things and somehow the challenging situations start to fade away or solutions come from where I least expected them.

This is why the saying, “what you focus on expands, is so true. If we focus on gratitude, on seeing the glass half full, on staying positive, we send a vibration of energy out that is going to come back with more of what we are focusing. We can use the power of our mind to affirm what we want in life. It is the boomerang effect. We are all familiar with this law of cause and effect. If we understand this law, why do we behave in ways that are opposite to what we want to receive back? It is because of our conditioning or past programming.

We must be willing to become conscious of the programming that is running in our subconscious mind and be willing to change what we put out with our thoughts, and intentions, when we notice that we are going in the wrong direction. We must use our will power to shift the energy by adapting new habits. Being conscious is of supreme importance if we do not want to continue to hurt ourselves with our own negative behaviors or ways of being.

Here are some good practices that can help you to live a more fulfilling life:

  • Cultivate a spirit of gratitude for everything that happens in your life
  • Develop a strong will power to do what is right at the right moment
  • Have the willingness to be humble and change what is not working in your life
  • Understand that the law of cause and effect works all the time without any exceptions. Be conscious of how to work with it for your benefit.

Affirm: “I cultivate a spirit of gratitude in my daily life”

This month we celebrate “Thanksgiving Day” in United States on the 22nd of November. I take this opportunity to give thanks for all the blessings I have received from every person that I have connected with through the years and I pray for divine blessings to fill their lives. Happy Thanksgiving!

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How to Stay Focused

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Focusing our energy is vital to accomplishing anything we want in life. This requires discipline and will power to keep redirecting our efforts to accomplish the task at hand. How many times have you started a project and then you got distracted with something else and then days, months or even years later, you realized that you never finished your project? It’s occupying space in you mind until you give it your full attention and bring it to fruition.

This is why it is so important that when we start a project or have a goal in mind, we must be willing to put the necessary effort to complete it. We must have a resolute attitude that if we do our part, there is an invisible power that is going to help us push it forward. There is a big difference between wishing for something to happen and putting the effort and being determined to succeed.

One of the practices that help me to stay focused is to have a plan for every day. This helps me to be organized and to dedicate a specific amount of time for each project so I move the energy forward. Another practice that helps me is to overcome distractions buy turning down temptations that could deviate me from my plan. I remind myself how important it is to be steadfast so I am able to accomplish my goal.

Here are some good practices that can help you stay focused:

  • Have a daily plan of action to carry out your project or goal and be faithful until you complete it.
  • Do your best to stay focused. Avoid distractions and if they show up, continue to be faithful to your plan.
  • Visualize your project already completed and how it is going to benefit you and others.
  • Celebrate once you complete each project. It is important to take the time to reflect on your accomplishments and even think about what good practices you used to be successful, so you keep using them for future projects. You can also reflect on what you could have done better so you can improve your focus.

Remember that where your attention goes, your energy goes. Staying focused generates the energy necessary to move your projects forward and to complete them.

Affirm: “As I focus my energy to accomplish my goals, I experience success”

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How to Nurture Relationships

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“Friendship is eternal. If you can form a friendship through which God is awakened in you that is the greatest of all friendships.” – Paramhansa Yogananda

It has taken me many years to get to this understanding. I used to believe that if people behaved the way I expected, we could have a true harmonious relationship. Years of trying this method and it only creating frustration, disappointment, anger, and resentment, brought me to understand Yogananda’s quote.

Basically if we are willing to see the perfection in each relationship, we can awaken God within us. The perfect example for me was the hatred I had towards my father and stepmother, until I learned that I needed to forgive. With the forgiveness came a sense of compassion and a deeper understanding of God. God was awakened in me. I now understand that our friendship is eternal because the 3 of us are children of God. We are the soul that never was touched by our life experiences. It remains perfect, pure divine love.

Life invites us every day, through our relationships, to see the message in each experience and instead of blaming, to find a way to embrace and to remove the blocks that separate us from eternal friendships and from God.

Here are some ideas to nurture your relationships:

  • When tempted to blame others and see separation, ask in prayer what is the message for you.
  • Be willing to change aspects of yourself that will help you awaken the divine love that resides within.
  • Be of service to others instead of expecting anything from them. True friendship is born of kindness.
  • Cultivate love in your heart. Remember, God is in everyone. Do your best to embrace everyone with His love.
  • To find a true friend, you must recognize the soul in them and in you and this is how you gain the friendship of God.

Affirm: “As I nurture my relationships, I awaken the Divine Presence within me”

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How to Stay Motivated

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In my coaching practice I hear people, quite often, about their struggle to stay motivated as they move through life storms. They feel that it is difficult to stay positive when everything is coming at them at the same time. It is hard for them to see a way out because it feels too overwhelming. Have you ever felt this way?

I certainly have. This is why I feel so much compassion and I do my best to really try to help. The first thing I do, is to listen attentively so they have the opportunity to release and let go. That’s the first you can do if you feel you are in a similar situation. Express your fears, doubts, anger and frustration in writing. Release everything you are feeling, all your emotions, without judging yourself. This will help you to let go of what is hurting you.

The second thing I do is to share some ideas and tools that they can use to help themselves stay motivated. Here are some:

  • Be compassionate with yourself. If you feel down, instead of judging yourself, find ways to shift the energy. It is important to do it right away; otherwise it can go down into a spiral of negativity and despair. To shift the energy, you can journal, go for a walk, use affirmations, read or watch something uplifting, pray, sing, and breath.
  • Surround yourself with good company. It is important to seek the company of positive, happy, and peaceful people. Maybe you can find out about volunteering groups or support groups.
  • Participate in conversations that are uplifting. Let go of the temptation to share stories that are negative or situations in your life that are challenging. Leave them for God or a coach.
  • Remind yourself that you are not a victim. You are responsible for what you are creating and the more you stay positive and enthusiastic, the more you will be creating winning results in your life. You are a child of God and His power runs throughout your veins.
  • Develop a strong will power. When we exercise in a gym we have to use our will power to stay committed and to be consistent and persevere. We have to have the same attitude when we go through the storms in life. We have to stay strong, remain committed and be faithful with a positive expectation of what lies ahead of us.

Affirm: “I always find ways to help myself to stay motivated

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