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Ready For Change in 2018?

As TODAY’s ChangeMakers (TCMs), we can look forward to a lot of joy in this new year.  As we follow our guiding purposes, we empower ourselves to create positive change.  For TCMs everywhere, I hope you will stay true to your guiding purposes as TODAY’s ChangeMaker which are to

  • Glean wisdom from the past rather than stay stuck in it.
  • Be happy and live a purpose-filled life as TODAY’s ChangeMaker.
  • Prepare courageously and confidently for the future—come what may.

This wonderful reminder from Jeffrey R. Holland is perfect for TODAY’s ChangeMakers.  It is a perfect fit for the first guiding purpose of gleaning wisdom from the past rather than staying stuck in it.

He says, “As a new year begins and we try to benefit from a proper view of what has gone before, I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been. The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead and remember that faith is always pointed toward the future. Faith always has to do with blessings and truths and events that will yet be efficacious in our lives.

So a more theological way to talk about Lot’s wife is to say that she did not have faith. She doubted the Lord’s ability to give her something better than she already had. Apparently, she thought that nothing that lay ahead could possibly be as good as what she was leaving behind.

To yearn to go back to a world that cannot be lived in now, to be perennially dissatisfied with present circumstances and have only dismal views of the future, and to miss the here and now and tomorrow because we are so trapped in the there and then and yesterday are some of the sins of Lot’s wife.”

Let us embrace our present moments as we elevate our daily life circumstances throughout the year.

To your happiness in this new Year,
Carolyn

If you’re looking for some guidance and support in 2018, check out my upcoming ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles by CLICKING HERE.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Serving people who have hidden heartaches and unresolved personal struggles, Carolyn Calton is the founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, HealingYourFamily.com and is also the CEO of the Liahona Light Academy. As a personal renewal and generational change educator and coach, Carolyn teaches individuals and families how to turn from heartache to happiness in themselves, their families and family lines by understanding how to live true to who they really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers. Those who join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxious-thinking, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace. She is a teacher and facilitator of principles that can set the hearts of men and women free from the pain and chains of guilt, toxic shame and the effects of oppression. Her students are then empowered to walk forward with courage and confidence as they fill their highest priorities with stability and full purpose of heart.

Can positive memories help treat mental health problems?

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ReGENERATE and ReNEW YOU:

A study highlighting the effectiveness of using positive memories and images to help generate positive emotions has been published by researchers….

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160420083949.htm

Dr. Daniel Amen says it this way on Facebook:

A study highlighting the effectiveness of using positive memories and images to help generate positive emotions has been published by researchers. The work suggests that savouring positive memories can generate positive emotions. Increasing positive emotion can have a range of benefits including reducing attention to and experiences of threat.

I have learned that when coming out of traumatic experiences sometimes everything in the past seems to become tainted.  There is a desire not to look back anymore because it’s either too painful or too confusing.

There are some memories with people you’ve loved or trusted who have not breached that trust, or happy memories with loving others purely from your own heart, like children, that can nourish and strengthen TODAY’s ChangeMakers (you and me)  in very good ways.

INspired Action Step:  Be proactive in savoring at least one positive memory daily to GENERATE positive emotions. After all, we are focused on the generations.  To be a positive INfluence, we must ReGENERATE and ReNEW ourselves first.

Join my Mailing List by clicking here to receive information on our upcoming ReNEW YOU Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles.  Join with a group of like-minded people who are actively creating change from the INside out.  People, like you, who do not give up on creating positive change in spite of the odds.

I’d love to have you join me on Facebook, too.  See you there!

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Serving people who have hidden heartaches and unresolved personal struggles, Carolyn Calton is the founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, HealingYourFamily.com and is also the CEO of the Liahona Light Academy. As a personal renewal and generational change educator and coach, Carolyn teaches individuals and families how to turn from heartache to happiness in themselves, their families and family lines by understanding how to live true to who they really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers. Those who join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxious-thinking, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace. She is a teacher and facilitator of principles that can set the hearts of men and women free from the pain and chains of guilt, toxic shame and the effects of oppression. Her students are then empowered to walk forward with courage and confidence as they fill their highest priorities with stability and full purpose of heart.

ReNEW YOU Think About It Thursday: COMPASSION

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YOU are the spark that ignites generations of power!

Great blessings can come out of any difficulty when wisdom is used for personal growth.

Wisdom is the third step in JOURNALriffic’s 4 Steps of Discovery.

A principle is a natural law.

There are laws that govern the physical world, like gravity,
and laws that govern happiness in human interactions, like love, respect, and honesty.

This month, we have been exploring the principle of COMPASSION.
in order to strengthen ourselves and thereby be a positive INfluence in our
family and family line.

To refer to Monday’s post, click here.

INspired Thought: “One part of living mindfully in the present in order to be happy and live a purpose-filled life as TODAY’s ChangeMaker includes identifying the possibility for growth in every situation. Each of us is equipped to be able to find answers within ourselves when we seek them. Often they come through having multiple experiences. This Think About It Thursday message and exercise serves as a reminder to write down what you learn in your journal or personal history records, so that the experiences you’ve paid a price to learn are not lost to your posterity [and others who will feel the ripple effect of your INfluence].” –Carolyn Calton, JOURNALriffic

E- 4 Winter. Think About It Thursday

Thursday JOURNALriffic Guided-journaling Prompt

Remember that life is happening for you, not to you. It’s the lessons we learn from adversity that help us grow and remember who we really are. With that perspective, ponder upon the principle you’ve chosen, and seek wisdom.

  • Think of an experience in your life in which this month’s principle or its absence played a role. Ask yourself, “Did I identify the opportunity for growth in this experience and use my conscience-guided wisdom to grow personally?”
  • As part of your personal history, write down the wisdom you gleaned and the insight you gain as additional understanding comes forth. Use your own words just the way they come to your mind.
  • Reflect upon the principle, notice your sincere desires to progress, and then set your intention to receive other ideas, insight and strength that will help you to continue to grow. Remain open-hearted and open-minded to receiving further enlightenment as it comes.

By INtegrating this month’s principle in your daily living,
you align your heart’s desire with your true/authentic nature and
turn your pain into purpose.
You can experience

  • Less stress
  • More confidence
  • Healthier relationships
  • Positive self-development
  • Clarity of your life’s purpose
  • Greater peace of mind

If you haven’t already, click here
to learn more about how you can join our FREE telecalls
and receive recorded messages each month

Resources:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

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Disclaimer: Please remember that information contained here is provided as an informational resource only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care.

Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the CEO of the Liahona Light Institute, of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online arm. I am the author of JOURNALriffic. Lori Wiser is an affiliate of Amazon, and if you click Additional Family History Resources or Unique Gift Ideas and Products, you will access some of my affiliates. If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. You will not be charged any extra for your purchase through these links. I thank you for using these links.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Serving people who have hidden heartaches and unresolved personal struggles, Carolyn Calton is the founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, HealingYourFamily.com and is also the CEO of the Liahona Light Academy. As a personal renewal and generational change educator and coach, Carolyn teaches individuals and families how to turn from heartache to happiness in themselves, their families and family lines by understanding how to live true to who they really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers. Those who join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxious-thinking, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace. She is a teacher and facilitator of principles that can set the hearts of men and women free from the pain and chains of guilt, toxic shame and the effects of oppression. Her students are then empowered to walk forward with courage and confidence as they fill their highest priorities with stability and full purpose of heart.

ReNEW YOU. Think About It Thursday Reminder: EXAMPLE

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Great blessings can come out of any difficulty when wisdom is used for personal growth.

Wisdom is the third step in JOURNALriffic’s 4 Steps of Discovery.

A principle is a natural law.

There are laws that govern the physical world, like gravity,
and laws that govern happiness in human interactions, like love, respect, and honesty.

This month, we have been exploring the principle and power of

the example of SERVICE.

By doing so, we refine our emotional state of heart to
improve our sense of well-being and enrich our meaningful relationships.
By integrating these principles, we strengthen ourselves, our family and family lines.

INspired Thought: “As you quiet your mind and follow your thoughts, keep a non-critical perspective, and remain open to the path of thought that is unfolding to your awareness — then answers will emerge. Discernment (good judgment and keen insight) is needed as wisdom is applied to the thoughts and decisions of your life. …You possess an inner knowledge that will help you identify those things that are truly in your own best interest – in a self-nurturing, rather than selfish, self-demeaning or self-destructive way. You must make a decision as to what to do, do it, and then learn from the results. Was it in your best interest or not? If not, make a different choice next time. Overcome any fear of making mistakes by feeling the soul-stretching, yet personally liberating, benefits of moving forward and gleaning wisdom.” –Carolyn Calton, JOURNALriffic

E- 4 Winter. Think About It Thursday

Thursday JOURNALriffic Guided-journaling Prompt

Remember that life is happening for you, not to you. It’s the lessons we learn from adversity that help us grow and remember who we really are. With that perspective, ponder upon the principle you’ve chosen, and seek wisdom.

  • Think of an experience in your life in which this month’s principle or its absence played a role. Ask yourself, “Did I identify the opportunity for growth in this experience and use my conscience-guided wisdom to grow personally?”
  • As part of your personal history, write down the wisdom you gleaned and the insight you gain as additional understanding comes forth. Use your own words just the way they come to your mind.
  • Reflect upon the principle, notice your sincere desires to progress and then set your intention to receive other ideas, insight and strength that will help you to continue to grow. Remain open-hearted and open-minded to receiving further enlightenment as it comes.

Turn your pain into purpose.
Live in alignment with principles that govern happiness.
Follow your desires to help, not hurt, yourself and others.
Elevate your thought patterns, habit patterns and family patterns.

If you haven’t already, click here
to learn more about how you can join our FREE telecalls
and receive recorded messages each month

Resources:
Purchase JOURNALriffic.
Additional Family History resources, including Personal Historian Software.
Unique Gift Ideas and Products

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Disclaimer: Please remember that information contained here is provided as an informational resource only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care.

Disclosure of Material Connection : I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”I am Carolyn Calton, the founder of Family Tree Quest and the CEO of the Liahona Light Institute, of which the Liahona Light Academy is its online arm. I am the author of JOURNALriffic. Lori Wiser is an affiliate of Amazon, and if you click Additional Family History Resources or Unique Gift Ideas and Products, you will access some of my affiliates. If you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. You will not be charged any extra for your purchase through these links. I thank you for using these links.

 

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton Carolyn Calton

Serving people who have hidden heartaches and unresolved personal struggles, Carolyn Calton is the founder of FamilyTreeQuest.com, HealingYourFamily.com and is also the CEO of the Liahona Light Academy. As a personal renewal and generational change educator and coach, Carolyn teaches individuals and families how to turn from heartache to happiness in themselves, their families and family lines by understanding how to live true to who they really are as TODAY’s ChangeMakers. Those who join her ReNEW YOU Classes and Joyful Breakthrough Membership Circles learn how to turn stress, anxious-thinking, anger and dysfunction to hope, direction, happiness and peace. She is a teacher and facilitator of principles that can set the hearts of men and women free from the pain and chains of guilt, toxic shame and the effects of oppression. Her students are then empowered to walk forward with courage and confidence as they fill their highest priorities with stability and full purpose of heart.

Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  -Melody Beattie

Gratitude is powerful.  If you develop the ability to be truly grateful each day, your life will change for the better.  Make gratitude a habit.

Lori Wiser recommends Rhonda Byrne’s book, The Magic, to help you develop a life of gratitude.  In her book, she takes you through 28 days of practicing gratitude.  This is her “magic formula:”

1. Deliberately think and say the magic words thank you.

2. The more you deliberately think and say the magic words, thank you, the more gratitude you feel.

3. The more gratitude you deliberately think and feel, the more abundance you receive.

 

 “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” -Cicero

 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Some links in this post are affiliate links.

The information contained on this website is educational in nature and is provided only as general information. The information presented on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder. The information herein is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. Any stories or testimonials presented on this website do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding outcomes for any particular issue. While all materials and links to other resources are posted in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information herein or from an affiliate cannot be guaranteed. The founders of healingyourfamily.com accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of information contained on this website. We strongly advise that you seek professional advice, as appropriate, before making any health decision.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton

“Let It Go”

“On a cold February night in 2007, a devoted father of four and a seventeen-year-old drunk driver both received life sentences.  In one violent, devastating instant, both faced a drastically different–and uncertain–future.  But as Chris Williams sat in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just caused the death of his wife, his unborn baby, his eleven-year-old son, and his nine-year-old daughter, he committed to do something extraordinary:  he would forgive.”

Let It Go, A True Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness, by Chris Williams, is an amazing book about a healing journey.  If you are seeking healing or are working on forgiving others, this book is for you!  We highly recommend it.

Chris Williams states, “I had no idea who had just hit us, and my mind didn’t think to consider if they were all right or not, or what circumstances might have caused them to cross the median and strike us.  I simply looked at the car in silence.  Then I heard a voice that was not my own in my mind as clearly as if it had come from someone seated next to me.  It was straightforward and filled with power, and the voice said, ‘Let it go!'”

At the end of his book, Chris Williams asks a powerful question, “What burden could you lay at the Lord’s feet, today, that He might be allowed to work miracles in your life?”

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Some links in this post are affiliate links.

The information contained on this website is educational in nature and is provided only as general information. The information presented on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder. The information herein is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. Any stories or testimonials presented on this website do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding outcomes for any particular issue. While all materials and links to other resources are posted in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information herein or from an affiliate cannot be guaranteed. The founders of healingyourfamily.com accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of information contained on this website. We strongly advise that you seek professional advice, as appropriate, before making any health decision.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton

Prosper By Degrees

Recently, Leslie Householder, author of The Jackrabbit Factor sent out an email titled “Prosper By Degrees.”

Leslie gives a great reminder, “It’s just a matter of getting back to the basics. It’s making smart choices, and sacrifices. It’s being smart with what we have, and anticipating gradual improvement. It’s watching more closely how we spend our money, and watching for evidence that we are being prospered by degrees.”  To read the entire article, click here.

Prosperity is a process, where are you on your journey?

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Some links in this post are affiliate links.

The information contained on this website is educational in nature and is provided only as general information. The information presented on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder. The information herein is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. Any stories or testimonials presented on this website do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding outcomes for any particular issue. While all materials and links to other resources are posted in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information herein or from an affiliate cannot be guaranteed. The founders of healingyourfamily.com accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of information contained on this website. We strongly advise that you seek professional advice, as appropriate, before making any health decision.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton

Create a Beautiful Life

In April of this year, we had the privilege of hearing Karol Truman speak.  She said, “We create our own reality.  You cannot blame anyone else.”

This is a freeing concept because it gives us the understanding that we can create a beautiful reality for ourselves.  Our lives are whatever we create them to be.

Karol asked us to ponder the question, “What would it take to bring my life into alignment with my desires and goals?”

That is a great question!  Think about that, work on what is blocking your progress, and then go and achieve your dreams.

If you need some assistance in transforming your life, one great resource is Karol Truman’s book Feelings Buried Alive Never Die.  Karol explains how are feelings affect our lives.  She has a script in her book to help process your feelings.  Her book also gives insight into probable feelings that cause illness.  Karol states, If the feeling or thought is negative matter (energy) it can be changed to positive matter (energy).”

We highly recommend Karol Truman’s books Feelings Buried Alive Never Die and Healing Feelings From Your Heart.

         

 In Feelings Buried Alive Never Die, Karol Truman states, “Just remember, things OUT THERE do not cause your problems.  All the reasons for the problems in your life can be found WITHIN yourself.”

We also have the solutions our problems within ourselves!  We invite you to raise your vibration and attract all that is good and beautiful into your life.

We wish you all the best on the road to creating a beautiful life for yourself and your family.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Some links in this post are affiliate links.

The information contained on this website is educational in nature and is provided only as general information. The information presented on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder. The information herein is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. Any stories or testimonials presented on this website do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding outcomes for any particular issue. While all materials and links to other resources are posted in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information herein or from an affiliate cannot be guaranteed. The founders of healingyourfamily.com accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of information contained on this website. We strongly advise that you seek professional advice, as appropriate, before making any health decision.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton

Peace of Mind in Any Economy!

Award-winning author, Leslie Householder, invites you to download her best-selling story The Jackrabbit Factor  FREE.

If you’re simply looking for new hope or you’re ready to achieve something extraordinary, you’ll want to visit Leslie’s site.

Watch the FREE 4-minute movie and be inspired.  Click here to watch the movie.  You’ll be glad you did.

 Leslie can show you how to enjoy peace of mind in any economy by learning about the Laws of Thought.
Receive her FREE 19 Rules of Prosperity Guide.

Don’t miss the FREE life-changing Stickman Video.

Check out the School of Life Mastery.

As your knowledge grows, be sure to visit her store to see her other books, CD’s, articles, and courses.  Learn to live more abundantly.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The links in this post are affiliate links.

The information contained on this website is educational in nature and is provided only as general information.  The information presented on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder.  The information herein is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment.  Any stories or testimonials presented on this website do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding outcomes for any particular issue.  While all materials and links to other resources are posted in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information herein or from an affiliate cannot be guaranteed.  The founders of healingyourfamily.com accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of information contained on this website.  We strongly advise that you seek professional advice, as appropriate, before making any health decision.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton

The Greatest Force In The Universe

“You are meant to have an amazing life!”

“You are meant to have everything you love and desire. Your work is meant to be exciting, and you are meant to accomplish all the things you would love to accomplish. Your relationships with your family and friends are meant to be filled with happiness….You are meant to be living all your dreams – all of them!” (Rhonda Byrne, the Power, 2010)

We are the creators of our reality. We are the masters of our lives.

Do you want to make positive changes in your life? Do you want to experience happiness, success, and abundance? We recommend reading the Power by Rhonda Byrne! It is a beautiful book about how we are in total control of creating our lives.

 

The power that helps us to achieve our dreams is LOVE. Decide now to create the life you LOVE!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Some links in this post are affiliate links.

The information contained on this website is educational in nature and is provided only as general information. The information presented on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder. The information herein is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. Any stories or testimonials presented on this website do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding outcomes for any particular issue. While all materials and links to other resources are posted in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information herein or from an affiliate cannot be guaranteed. The founders of healingyourfamily.com accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of information contained on this website. We strongly advise that you seek professional advice, as appropriate, before making any health decision.

About Family Tree Gal, Carolyn Calton