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What Do You Really Want Plus The Law of Attraction at Work

Updated on August 22, 2010

The past month where I felt like I was in a rut, I had to grapple with the question “What do you really want?”  How can I make the law of attraction work for me?  I understood in the mind level that whatever thoughts and feelings I had, whatever I was most focused on I will drew that into my experience.  Why?  Because this is what is uppermost in my consciousness and in my awareness and so this is what I will “see.”  

I understood that I had to be clear about what I want from life.  I have to have goals so I can use all the tools that I have – intelligence, talents, skills, character to fulfill these goals.  I also realized that gratitude, having a positive attitude and mindset is part and parcel of the law of attraction at work.

I seem to know all of these theories and concepts but somehow there is something amiss. Here is my dilemma unraveled.

I knew I wanted to be a ripplemaker. Deep in my heart, I have discovered that I yearned to make a difference in the world. How? It seemed very vague then. It was just this big, broad statement of “making a difference in the world.”

Then I was introduced to Hubpages...and writing online…and the possibility of earning extra income for it. The discovery was an exciting thing. I’ve always wanted to write but to earn as well? Wow! What a wonderful opportunity!

I browsed through the hubs and read the awesome work of different writers all around the world. Suddenly, I felt very small. How can I possibly write as well as them? Fear and doubt crept in.

But one fine day, I shoved doubt to the side and started to write. I guess the yearning was bigger that my doubts of being not good enough. I cautiously took tiny steps and published a hub every now and then.

I was surprised when people started to comment on my inspirational hubs. When I published the hub “Angels Among Us,” there were so many comments coming in that I was overjoyed and overwhelmed. I was overwhelmed to the point of disbelief. I began to feel uncomfortable within. I found myself wanting people not to comment and say nice things because I couldn’t believe they were actually very touched with what I’ve written.

I share to you this struggle because I deeply recognize how things can get mixed up within.  I wanted to make a difference and yet at the same time I felt I was not good enough to do that.  This constant battle makes it difficult to achieve my goals.  Can you see what I was doing?  I wanted to write and touch people’s lives but when they start telling me how touched they were, I want to push them away!  I did that by my disbelief.  And when people do not comment anymore, I would then tell myself, “See, nobody likes you and your writings.” I tell you it’s a mess!

In Angels Among Us, I shared a conversation to you I had with my friend Daisy. It was a very emotional moment for me. I had to recognize and acknowledge who I am. For when I started in my journey of knowing who I am; then and only then, could I start uncovering what I really want from life.

I allowed myself to grow as ripplemaker. I gently blossomed.

During my journey, I found myself under stormy skies; and every now and then, the noise of doubt would bring me into a place of confusion and it is during these times that I would be in a rut. Perhaps I am wrong. What if I am wrong? I am so boring, unexciting. Being good is so boring. People can’t relate to that. People hate inspirational things. Me? An inspiration? Yeah right!

There were also many wonderful, joyful, positive moments of joy and laughter and light. In these moments, when I am in touch with my divinity and I am not under the darkness of self loathing and criticism, I grew some more. Appreciation gave me a breathtaking view of persons and circumstances. Compassion and love flourished in this time and space.

The past month when I was in a rut, I chose to deal with what was bothering me. I dealt with the vestiges of feelings of unworthiness; and this time came out with a clearer vision of who I am and what I wanted to do with my life. No longer fearful, I saw visions of radiance and brilliant lights of inspirations. Love thriving. And peace descended upon me.

Being in a rut wasn’t so bad huh? For it is during this time that I redefined myself as a ripplemaker. I re-wrote my dream book, my vision board came to life once again. I understand now that for the law of attraction to work in my life, for God to be able to help me with what I wanted to do, I had to be clear on who I am and what I wanted to do and have in this life.

May the light of wisdom and understanding be yours as well. Blessings!

By:  Michelle Simtoco

Sometimes we feel small and insignifcant but a small ripple can gain momentum...

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I accept God's blessings James :D Thank you for your kind words.

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      7 years ago

      This is another inspiring masterpiece that will create ripples in hearts of men, Michelle. I for one, went through the process or I should say still going through this journey. The sincerity and openness of your heart could be felt by your readers hence its impact is great and effective. God is really so good to share our dearest Michelle to us as an angel among as to inspire and encourage us through the power of the pen. God will mightily bless you Michelle for a job well done on earth.

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      7 years ago from India

      this is the best inspiring and motivating hub, and you are the most inspiring hubber! keep it on!

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      Luxmih Eve-Lyn Forbes 

      7 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

      So happy to find a kindred spirit Hubber. I love the term and intention of "Ripplemaker" Well doen for all your good vibrations.

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      7 years ago from Mauritius

      Nice Hub.And very inspiring as well.I think the greatest challenge for people is to find out what their mission is on this earth and also how to climb the ladder of life.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Wow! A girl after my own heart. This is a most marvelous hub on the Laws of Attraction. You said it all in the first part of your hub. Do we know what we really want? That is the key. You have supplied so much "meat" (and I'm a vegan:), in this tremendous hub. I just want to thank you. Well thought-out...touches all the right nerves...informative! Thanks, you dear one, you! :)vocalcoach

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      8 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

      Your hub is a wonderful pep talk - so often needed. I thank you so much and will follow you now. You have so much for me to read. Yay!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I.M. Thanks! :)

      Mike: Hi it is great to hear from you! Now it's my turn to say WOW! LOL Thank you for your words that jump from the page with joy and excitement and delight for life. Indeed it has been a wondrous journey and I'm loving it with all its ups and downs! Woohoo..thank you for the love bro..hi to Cynthia...blessings...

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      8 years ago

      You know I do some of my best writing when I,m depressd...funny that, its my way of kicking my cute Irish arse into gear shooting the devil and letting my talent shine...God makes no mistakes...I,m beautiful great and wonderfull in him..I know you know these things...but every one of us needs to hear them over and over....One of the incredible things about you is you are very much like my wife Cynthia and I,m deeply in love with her becuase she is my true love here on earth personfied...Gods gift of love to me....Now My dear there is a true soul mate for you and you will not find him by day it will just happen and you will not question reason or have that stuipid list we all write...because your healthy heart will feel at home in their heart and that is the true meaning of being one...ok enough of my Irish babble:::))) just know your not alone...Cynthia was 42 when she met me and had only 2 boy friends in all those years...your heart has a deep longing and Your father God already has that day planned way before you were short your ripples will merge and create a love stronger than Niagra Falls..ok Of to write ...Love to you my far away sister xoxoxox

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Denise, thank you very much for your encouraging words and your sharing. I enjoyed reading your comment as it brought a warmth to my soul. Deeply grateful for you too. :)

      Pierce, thank you for the email as well. I believe you can and I know you will. So keep on! :)

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      8 years ago

      All i can say is...I love you for being the Ripplemaker :)

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      Denise Handlon 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful hub, Michelle. I cannot imagine you being anything but a Ripplemaker. :)

      You DO make a difference in so many people's lives and have been a huge support for me. I saw this question on the forum: law of attraction. I do believe in it. I'm bookmarking this hub. Well worth reading over. Thanks.

      It is a part of our human condition to have self doubt-the voice of the critic wanting to rip away our joyful spirit. It is our True Nature to be at peace with ourselves filled with love and compassion, strength and joy. However, we, as egoic human beings, are often separated from this True Nature. With clarity, as you have done, we 'see' with different eyes. Our hearts hear with different vibes. We march to a different pace, and we can quiet the ugly, critical voice by disregarding its importance.

      Self doubt is damaging to the soul, yet we all experience it one time or another. Stay with the connections you have with your inner Being and listen to the desires of your heart and soul.

      Again, you do make a difference. I'm glad you are part of my life. :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Sage, it's nice to know I am not alone. For your words of encouragement, thank you! :)

      Shirley: you made me *blush*

      Patti Ann: oooh I'm glad..really glad! Keep on feeling better. :)

      Rui: Yes keep on...keep on no matter how many times we fall..keep on :)

      earnest: Thank you for rating this hub. May your passions burn brightly :)

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      8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Great hub ripplemaker!

      I am a great believer in passion myself. Passion seems to sweep aside problems and move at light speed towards goals of the heart.

      I have found passion to be the secret to attracting what we want from life.

      I voted this hub up and "useful"

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      rui paiva 

      8 years ago from Somewhere in the world

      I realize and believe in the power of positive thinking. It's great this sharing of your daily fight to find your way. In my I have encountered many obstacles that make me slow down a bit. I'm demoralized but I believe the path is to go looking for my own way. Thanks:)

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      Patti Ann 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Another excellent hub - very well done! I was feeling down this morning and reading this and watching the video has helped me feel much better. Thanks :)

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      Shirley Pisa 

      8 years ago

      You write well. It is no wonder hubbers are drawn to you.

      Have a nice day :)

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      Sage Williams 

      8 years ago

      ripplemaker - you are not alone. I as one can certainly identify with all that you have written. You are also so right on all that you said about being clear and very specific in what you want.

      I have always enjoyed reading your hubs and have learned so much in doing so. Thanks so much for sharing you have come a very long way. 2,178 followers and 82 hubs, I'm not sure I will reach that in my lifetime. Keep up the good work. I really enjoy your hubs.


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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Vini, being alone and happy is a wonderful gift and finding you on Hubpages as well. Thank you that you found me! :)

      Heart, you are a sweet soul. Thank you for dropping by again. What you say is true...I recognize that when we can relate with another in love, our writing becomes alive! Love and light...

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      8 years ago from hub

      Inspirational Hub! Just read it again, for the second time:) You did get out of your comfort zone, and spoke out loud through hubpages:) When we first start writing here...our words may seem small and insignificant, yet there are others who can relate! That is what writing is all about..I believe, is relating to one another in love:) The more we write the more we grow! Awesome Hub Ripplemaker:)

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      8 years ago

      ripplemaker, in my life I always took the lonely way. So got nobody with me. But it`s the silence that makes me happy. Without being alone, i even could not find a wise writer like you. Cheers!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi FloBe, it's nice to encourage one another to get out of the rut. Thank you for your honesty and sincerity. Blessings to you :)

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      Flo Belanger 

      8 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your hub encouraged me again. I fall into the rut of negative self-talk a lot! I could totally relate to your words. I needed to hear it this morning because I was feeling "lost". Your words encourage me to go forward and not stay stuck...thank you.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hahahahaha pesky ruts huh? You sure made me laugh aloud. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for dropping by. :)

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      Ana Louis 

      8 years ago

      Those pesky ruts! I seems that we all fall into one now and then. And you are so right. Sometimes we need to fall into a rut so we are forced to look deeper into ourselves, instead of every where else. Our minds and hearts can become so cluttered and confused with the pressures of life and the expectations of others that we loose our own purpose.

      Great hub and encouraging. Thanks.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Astra Nomik: Thank you Cathy :) Your sharing and thoughts about how to overcome being in a rut helps! Keep shining.

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      8 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      I think we can all get in a rut at times. We can reach a plateau and our brain might switch off, or our energy is low, or we are wrapped up in other things and we forget to tie our shoe laces. Getting in a rut is human. I find obstacles to be part of life. I accept them more now.

      I believe in the power of the mind, and the power of belief. When great things happen to me, I want to believe them even more. And that helps to immunise me against those darn ruts I get into.

      Well you made a great hub and I have to rate you up. Great ripples. :D

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Big hug accepted! Have a great weekend. :)

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Aw, I wanna give you a big hug! You are just great! I hope you find the things you seek in life, Michelle, you sure deserve that. Blessings and love to you too. :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Cheeky Girl: I am grinning at your comment. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share! You are so right about not being too serious about everything and not to over analyze too. LOL And yes, I have already committed to making more inspirational articles and this clarity has given me more peace. Blessings and love sent your way. :)

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Hey Michelle, great to read your hubs here. This is a bit different from the others. It's not wrong to often pause in life and decide to make small "course corrections" now and then, it's part of life and part of growing , and maturing.

      You are such a wonderful person when it comes to sharing your knowledge with others and have helped empower people with your great wisdom...

      I am wondering about you helping yourself and what your needs and wants are there for you. Well, you are a very thoughtful person, and you have the issue of how we love ourselves in order for others to love us - to contend with. Or possibly not, as the end of the hub considers the coming to terms with things well enough. If I am ever in doubt on some issue, I check is it an exterior thing to me or something from within, that needs looking at. Sometimes others will see it before we do...

      If we come across to others as a serious person, they will always take us as a serious person, so that person can be who we may like to be - without us truly wanting to always be that person. If we changed and became funny or gave way to simple pleasures, people would notice too. Sometimes we don't allow ourselves some of that or enough of that. Some people need to be in control of it all too.

      Sometimes we need a change or a respite. It's hard to be more than we are. I don't mean this is a bad or derogatory way - but we eventually become ourselves after a time, and who we truly are - and we notice the change. We might find something is missing from our life, that we think we are lacking something. A wise person once said to me there is a correlation between "lacking something" and "not permitting something for ourselves", and it took me a while to realise that. But I did, and knowing the difference there is quite a revelation.

      (Like making new resolutions for example. And seeing the consequence of a change in us...)

      I have someone in my life (no names mentioned) who is considered to be very caring and "serious", very attentive to the needs of others. But who has ignored the needs of the self. And so the "self" suffered somewhat. This person over-empathises with others.

      A question was asked of me how I am always cheerful and content with life. (There are some things I am not 100% content with but that's another story.) My reply was that I don't take myself too serious, that I release myself from the grip of things sometimes and I allow myself to go off the deep end once in a while. (I don't mean partying or boozing or that lark. Letting off steam is part of life.)

      I don't always have to be totally serious about everything, and I allow myself the right to change my mind. If I am not sure what I am doing I ask for second opinions. I am a woman after all, and women change their minds all the time. I do not wish to be too attached to my opinions for ever. And above all else not to psycho-analyze every little thing I do in my life. otherwise I'd lose the plot after a while. It's okay to run out of steam now and then, it happens. We have to recharge, adjust. ( I call this holidays!)

      I also love sport and tennis and running, it gets rid of some of the stress in life. And the gym is a great place to work it off too. When people see a change in us, it attracts attention, and sometimes the kind of mates we want too...

      It's okay to have little doubts about stuff and life and partners and vocations and whatever. Tomorrow is always another day, and life will still be there for us. So too for that matter will Hub Pages. Cheers! Take care always! Keep making those ripples! And if you ever doubt something somewhere just ask for a second opinion, or ask some questions, see what happens. Cheers. :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Storytellersus, I had to laugh aloud at your question. Yes, why is loving the self so difficult for most of us to do? Oh, don't you worry. I am way so much better at loving myself now than ever before. But since I had to go through another deep valley of restlessness, it was a wonderful opportunity to redefine things within. And I truly came out much better and more at peace too. Thanks for your encouraging words. :) Blessings.

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      8 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      You are worthy! Already you have made such a difference in people's lives. Why is loving your self so difficult? I believe this is a struggle we all experience. Opening to it and admitting it is something fresh, however. Congratulations!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Bebe, you are so kind, thank you very much!

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      8 years ago

      Another encouraging ripple from the only sensible ripplemaker of hubpages..I really love your character.

      though creating a hub is not my intention for joining here, this ripple will surely boost the eagermess of those who really want to write to start i read this, my intention is starting to twist...

      I admire you for being the "ripplemaker" untiringly..may God bless you always...(pagpalain at patnubayan ka lagi)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      heart4theword, thank you for such a lovely sharing. I agree so many wonderful writers on hubpages. :) And our own writing has indeed improve and I know will keep on improving as we continue to write and write and write... Have a wonderful day to you. :)

      energyadvisor, thanks for dropping by and sharing ripples with you. :) Hope your research is fruitful.

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      8 years ago from The nearest planet to Venus

      Inspirational hub. I'm still learning the concept of Law of Attraction. I have a pragmatic concept of living so I'll definitely going to research this. I felt your ripples though:)

      Thanks for sharing;)

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      8 years ago from hub

      As you have testified, I too have been very encouraged by hubpage fans:) There are so many good and creative writers on here. It's pretty awesome, we have a never-ending file of material to read:) I think once a person starts writing on here, that the level and quality of their writings improve. I look back at some of my first writings and they just were not quite the same as the latter ones? Great Share:) Keep on writing, I do enjoy your reads:)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      cookarelli, yes, do write and keep on writing. I loved your honesty and that's the first step to fulfilling our dreams. :) Thanks for dropping by.

      featherpin, wow, glad to know that.

      thelistlady, yay! I rejoice with you and resonated with what you said about the huge difference between using negative phrases and shifting to positive ones. :)

      MarianG, yes, meditation does help a lot! Loved your enthusiasm. :)

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      8 years ago

      I totally believe that all of our power is in our thoughts though often know at least for me that my desires can be intermingled making tough for the Universe to discern which exact desire to manifest! I'm working on this and meditation helps immensely! Now, I want to read your other Hubs!

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      8 years ago from New York City

      This hub is great. It is a good pep talk for me and just what I need right now. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed - but just by changing some words I was using - negative words - to positive - it is making a difference.

      Rated up! Yay!

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      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      i love your hub. i read the secret and it too as been working for me as well.

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      8 years ago from Rockford, IL

      I agree and have the same barriers in life as you describe in this hub. I have watched and listened to "The Secret" and recently watched "The Celestine Prophecy", but still find myself feeling unworthy of great success. I also think that HP might be a way for me to express my thoughts and grow as a writer, something I have always desired to do. Keep up the excellent work and I look forward to reading more in the future!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      allpurposeguru: hahahaha hmmm do have many moments of these, now if I will not just be so stubborn.... lol

      raisingme: I like these words, 'the feeling place of worthiness'...yes!

      Dave: glad you know what you really want :) blessings.

      Violetsun: Marie, thanks for coming back. Amazed and grateful to be able to express the whispers of truth. Keep on growing beautifully. :)

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      8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Thanks Michelle for directing me here again to read our friend Tatjana's comments. What beauty and wisdom are coming from her words! Will do as suggested and be amazed by Violetsun's hubs. hehehe. I totally get what Tatjana is saying, I can see the light of healing taking place. Much love and gratitude to you both!

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      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      ripplemaker: My strongest desire is to complete my days here on earth, happily serving Almighty God as He desires and needs, and finally return to heaven to be with Him.

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      8 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

      Congratulations on getting to the feeling place of worthiness and Well Done on the Hub!!!

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      David Guion 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you for sharing your innermost thoughts. I'm sure lots of people wonder if anyone would really pay any attention if they were more outspoken. I confess I'm often disappointed with my page views. Some of the comments keep me going. About going back and reading my own stuff, sometimes I think it's really good. Sometimes I think, if it's so good, why don't I actually act on it more consistently. Think of it! Holy Spirit conviction from my own writings! May he speak to you like that from time to time, too.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      K9keystrokes: I love you for commenting and loving those words. Thank you very, very much! :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Dear Tatjana,

      It's crazy huh? But I decided to share this feeling (this periods of insanity lol) because it really happened to me...and perhaps it will inspire someone who is struggling to believe in oneself that she/he is not alone! Now I am laughing with you. I am sure Marie would like to join me. Yes, thank you for sharing that tip about reading our own hubs. I do that when someone comes in and gives me such an inspiring comment and I read my hub again and say, "hey I wrote this!" Hahahaha and feel really good inside. Hugs, love and blessings accepted with much gratitude. :)

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      India Arnold 

      8 years ago from Northern, California

      "I have to have goals so I can use all the tools that I have – intelligence, talents, skills, character to fulfill these goals. I also realized that gratitude, having a positive attitude and mindset is part and parcel of the law of attraction at work..."

      You have provided the best string of words ever with that paragraph! Nice hub.


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      8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Dear Michelle,

      I wish that politicians and greedy businessmen who destroy this world start to think about themselves as boring and unexciting. But instead of that, we have the paradox - you and Marie admitted that YOU thought you might me boring. OMG. Just do not worry - the same happened to me, then I started to read some of my Hubs, like I never wrote them, and was pleasently surprised with work I have done. This technique a recommend to the both of you,read your own Hubs like they are not yours, and you will be more then pleasently surprised - and healed with your own light, love and wisdom we all feel and get attracted to.

      Hugs, love, blessings....

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      VioletSun: Marie, I appreciated very much your feedback and sharing. I value what you say for I gain a lot of insights too. Thank you! But I had to laugh when you confessed that you also thought about being boring. LOL You are not, that's for sure! And I am not saying that just to be nice either. I enjoy reading your spiritual musings and am truly glad you started a blog about it. The yearning to share was stronger than the boring thing! So go for it Marie! I thank you for all the times you have uplifted me with your encouraging words. Hugs and blessings on this beautiful day :)

      Mentalist acer: :)

      Hello, hello: Thank you for reading this one. Sending you lots of love and positive energy your way. :)

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Boy, oh boy, I know what being in the rut means. I am not in it; I am at the bottom of it. Thank you for a great hub.

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      8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Michelle: I had a passing thought the other day, that in Hubpages we have professional writers, folks who have accomplished much (and I thought of you and Daisy too!) and I said to myself, if I let myself get intimidated, I will stop writing. By the law of attaction, I will attract readers who can benefit or relate to my hubs.

      You are a true inspiration for me and many of your readers. You have the ability to attract thousands of fans here and in Facebook. Why? Because of your open heart, honest sharing and excellent writing! I too have had the thought that I must be boring to some people, as my focus is spiritual; but this is what matters to me the most, because out of this foundation, everything else arises, be it finances, health, accomplishments, peace, and love.

      Let me stop before I turn these comments into a mini hub. LOL.

      Rated up!

      Hugs and love, and thank you for being my reality!


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      Mentalist acer 

      8 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Blood,sweat and tears with a little rationalization...divine inspiration is,for me,a result and not an occurrence...

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Green Lotus, I have learned to unmask amidst the support and love that surrounds me. And for which I am deeply grateful. Thank you for your encouraging words. I will bring that with me as I continue to create ripples of love. Namaste my friend.

    • ripplemaker profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Cherie, I understand that too well. I'm really glad this has help you move forward. Take one step at a time and you will surely get there! Love and blessings to you too Cherie. And wonderful connecting with you on Hubpages :)

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      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      ripplemaker your hubs are always inspirational and told with such honesty without pretension and your message here is true and universal! I really mean it:) I have to agree. I've also found that Hubpages is a unique and wonderful place to express yourself and to gain meaningful feedback and support. Namaste.

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      Cheri Schultz 

      8 years ago from Midwest

      Ripplemaker: I know what you mean about being a rut... I find myself somewhere in the middle right now. Deciding - do I change jobs and get out of my comfort zone but if I decide to do that (which I will) how and where do I get there. I pray for wisdom and keep searching for that path. I know I will get there and need to stay positive. You hub has helped me to move forward and stay focused. Love and Blessings to you my friend - Cheri

    • ripplemaker profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      DiamondRN: Yes and life becomes truly a beautiful experience! Loved hearing from you. Blessings...

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      Bob Diamond RPh 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

      Ripplemaker, we discovered, that when things aren't going as well for as they normally do, if we look around and find something positive that we can do for someone else, our world seems to come sharply back into focus.

    • ripplemaker profile imageAUTHOR

      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      jayb23: Thanks! Glad to see your cheery smile.

      Alex: So true about fear of success and how our unconscious mind's programming will affect our success. Thanks for sharing.

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      8 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Crowley wrote that if the will and the True Will are not in accord it is the True Will that prevails.

      Loosely if your conscious and unconscious mind have different beliefs the unconscious will win.

      You can do all the right things but if the unconscious feels you do not deserve them then you will fail. I think that if the unconscious feels you deserve them you can do all the wrong things and succeed.

      Fear of success can also hold you back.

      Thanks for a helpful hub

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      8 years ago from India

      Amazing hub ripple maker. it made me feel so fresh after reading it. Iam on my way to read angels among us. Cheers


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