I'll never forget the morning I got "down on my knees" in my heart and asked God to help me quit smoking...
it was in my twenties, I was a new mom, and with my husband away a lot travelling for work, I began smoking more than I had wanted to, more regularly just to get out of the tiny apartment I lived in in the city, and to escape a screaming baby just for a few minutes... it was my only break in the day and I looked forward to it and planned for it wholeheartedly.
The night before this particular day, I was desperate to get out for a quick smoke, despite the fact that it was pouring rain and cold out... so as usual as soon as I fed my son, I turned on a show for him on tv, and made my "escape" onto the balcony , where I stood there in my Crocs, with rain pouring over me, shivering in the cold, worrying about my cigarette getting soaked and going out, peeking inside as my beloved son was captivated and entertained by Dora the Explorer, colourful flashes of screenlight reflecting off his smiling face... and that's when a very new feeling came upon me, a feeling of guilt and shame and disconnect, I felt dirty, I felt disloyal to my son, I felt like a terrible mother...BUT:
The WORST of it was that I felt like a SLAVE, for the first time it dawned on me that I am NOT enjoying this cigarette and that I'm definitely not feeling or looking cool standing outside in the cold rain, shivering, polluting my body..that's when I realized the POWER that I had allowed my "occasional" smoking habit to have over me , and how quickly addiction had snuck up on me, putting me in bondage and taking over my life.
Anyone who's ever smoked knows what I'm talking about: smoking becomes a HUGE burden on the mind, it takes over, one begins to think constantly about their next "break" and planning for the next chance to escape, it affects our ability to be present and to experience our life to the fullest, it affects our ability to enjoy being with our family's and friends, it impacts whom we associate with and the conversations we have with other fellow smokers - which experience has taught me -more often than not turn out to be pity parties and "bitch and complain about life sessions" ... as it's very seldom that one can have an inspiring, uplifting conversation in that environment (and drunken encounters outside of clubs do not count) ,
not mentioning the financial strain it places on individuals and their families !! (Yes, I did my math and it cost me $3,000 per year to maintain my smoking habit) - money that could be spent on other things to benefit us, our family and society...a yearly vacation in Maui is what I personally choose to spent it on these days...
And working in healthcare, I really should have known better than to smoke, after all, I learned ALL about how bad smoking is in school! But being a healthcare provider can be very stressful and it's no surprise to me that so many health care workers do in fact smoke themselves..
And so to continue with my story, the next morning I was going out shopping and began driving down my street while recalling my experience and feelings from the night before ... in particular the awful feeling of being enslaved by my smoking habit was very prominent in my mind. As I neared the end of my street I came up on a big red STOP sign 🛑 and in that very moment something within me prompted me to ask God for help - and I did, it was quick but came from the heart, I asked God to liberate me , to set me free. And then I went to make a right turn onto the main road. I cannot even begin describe the sudden sense of inner peace and calm that came over me, it was truly Divine and beautiful! And from that moment in, it literally felt as if a switch went off in my mind and heart, I no longer craved cigarettes and the addiction was gone. I share this story with my clients at work because even thought there are many treatments and programs that help people quit smoking, I believe that deep heartfelt prayer guided by a genuine desire from the heart ❤️ can sure do the trick as well.
Wishing you a glorious day filled with Purpose, joy and inner peace ,
💜Kamila Larson ~ Author of "Manifest Your Deepest Desires with God" book coming soon!💜 Sign up for my Complimentary Inspirational Newsletter below to receive weekly Uplift and Spiritual Motivation!
So are you curious to find out how we got started with the Wish Blocks?
Once upon a time, in a land far away (Northern Ontario, Canada), the desire came to us to find ways to express our deepest wishes in such a way, that would speed up their manifestation process. We have been eager students of the laws of the universe and one of the most important concepts we have learned is that everything begins with THOUGHT:
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought” – Buddha
So we wanted to create a means to amplify our thoughts and bring more good things into our experience. The idea on how to achieve just that came to us very soon, when one day Thomas emerged from our woodshop with a beautiful wooden block in his hands. He was inspired to express a wish by writing it on this block with a permanent marker and by displaying it in our house. This very first wish block said the following:
“We receive large cheques from new and unexpected sources”
We placed it in our bathroom visible to all. Within two weeks, we received a cheque for a thousand dollars from a class action lawsuit settlement we had absolutely no idea we were a part of (note to readers: open up your junk mail). Although we were both dumbfounded and extremely shocked, we quickly realized that we did in fact express the intention of receiving this “unexpected cheque”, and all that happened was a direct answer to our request from the universe. The unexpected cheques kept coming after that as well….from least expected sources, big and small. We won a gift card from the Heart & Stroke lottery (which has never happened before despite our loyal support of the charity for many years), stock shareholder cheques from investments that had been idle for as long as we could remember starter pouring in, commission cheques arrived with sums much larger than expected, and so on…needless to say, we were well taken care of by the universe, and all our needs were abundantly provided for allowing time and resources for more travel including a wonderful opportunity for taking part in a mission trip abroad.
If this was possible, we thought, let’s express other wishes and desires on these “wish blocks” and so we did, with GREAT success. And come Christmas time we shared The Wish Blocks with our closest friends and family. Most of them embraced the idea and developed amazing Wish Block affirmations of their own. For example, my mother, who had been struggling with health issues, wrote down “I feel good” on her Wish Block (translated from Polish: Czuje sie Dobrze). She is now convinced that the Wish Block has really helped her feel better just by focusing on and thinking about feeling better. Now every time I call her and ask how she’s feeling, she answers: “I’m feeling good” as opposed to, back in the day, she would list each and every ache and pain in her entire body in alphabetical order.
My good friend Anne, had been wondering how will she ever be able to afford the house of her dreams, given her current situation, she just saw no hope…her and her husband created a very powerful intention together, and next time I spoke to her she was thanking me and expressing great joy, she was explaining to me all the new “miraculous” developments that had taken place since they started affirming hope, joy and a positive future together.
The examples go on and on, our inbox is constantly flooded with testimonials and positive results from people we know, and strangers alike.
There is probably no other subject as important to your Well Being than the “calling of things that are not”, it is a spiritual principle and those who know about it enjoy great success in aligning their life experiences with everything that is good.
SO…Are you ready to get started on Your Wish Block success journey?