October Daily Vibes | Agreements Day 13

Day 13 Law of Attraction Centering Thought

Not taking anything personally is very freeing.

When others lash out at you in anger, with words or action, their battle is not with you but with themselves; and if you do not take their behavior personally – understanding it is their personal battle – in time they’ll leave you out of it.   ~  Abraham

The whole world can gossip about you and if you don’t take it personally you are immune.   ~  Don Miguel Ruiz


The Second Agreement – Don’t Take It Personally

Don Miguel writes that we are all living in our own universe. Abraham teaches that what the other is doing is not about you. Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of them. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind, they are in a completely different world from the one you live in. You live in a completely different world from them. When you understand that we are really living in our own creation, not taking whatever “they” are saying or doing personally makes sense.

Our Voice

We all have that voice in our heads giving constant comment on what is happening, what did happen or what is going to happen. We are most often not present in the present moment. We are wound up in our own perceptions of what the other might want.

Being Right

When you take things personally, you feel offended and your reaction is to defend your beliefs and create conflicts. You make something big out of something little because you have the need to be right and make everybody else wrong so that you will feel okay.

You try hard to be right by giving them your own opinions. But what you say, what you do, and the opinions you have are according to the agreements you have made – and these opinions have nothing to do with the people around you. Your point of view is something personal to you. It is no one’s truth but yours.

Opinions Everywhere

In the same way, others are going to have their own opinion according to their belief system. Nothing they think about you is really about you; it is about them. If you understand this, then when if they get mad at you, you know they are dealing with you themselves. You are an excuse for them to get mad.
Knowing this knowledge that we live on the planet together but live in our separate worlds it becomes rather silly to take things personally because nothing the other does is about you.

The practice is to look to the connection of your source for love, validation and know that each interaction is a mirror of the vibration that you are emanating. Any contrast, any behavior you observe clarifies the vibrations you are broadcasting and what you want. You can develop the skill of not taking anything personally by focusing on the bigger picture, what is wanted, the expansion that is occurring.

Process
For this week commit to not taking anything personally.

October Daily Vibes | Agreements Day 12

Day 12 Law of Attraction Centering Thought

Even my opinions about myself, I have made up.  So I can change them.

When others are behaving aggressively or rudely toward you, they are simply desperate for the alignment of their Source.  It really is not about you.   ~  Abraham

Even the opinions you have about yourself are not necessarily true.  Therefore, you don’t need to take whatever you hear in your mind personally.  ~  Don Miguel Ruiz


The Second Agreement – Don’t Take It Personally

Don Miguel writes that we are all living in our own universe. Abraham teaches that what the other is doing is not about you. Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of them. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind, they are in a completely different world from the one you live in. You live in a completely different world from them. When you understand that we are really living in our own creation, not taking whatever “they” are saying or doing personally makes sense.

Our Voice

We all have that voice in our heads giving constant comment on what is happening, what did happen or what is going to happen. We are most often not present in the present moment. We are wound up in our own perceptions of what the other might want.

Being Right

When you take things personally, you feel offended and your reaction is to defend your beliefs and create conflicts. You make something big out of something little because you have the need to be right and make everybody else wrong so that you will feel okay.

You try hard to be right by giving them your own opinions. But what you say, what you do, and the opinions you have are according to the agreements you have made – and these opinions have nothing to do with the people around you. Your point of view is something personal to you. It is no one’s truth but yours.

Opinions Everywhere

In the same way, others are going to have their own opinion according to their belief system. Nothing they think about you is really about you; it is about them. If you understand this, then when if they get mad at you, you know they are dealing with you themselves. You are an excuse for them to get mad.
Knowing this knowledge that we live on the planet together but live in our separate worlds it becomes rather silly to take things personally because nothing the other does is about you.

The practice is to look to the connection of your source for love, validation and know that each interaction is a mirror of the vibration that you are emanating. Any contrast, any behavior you observe clarifies the vibrations you are broadcasting and what you want. You can develop the skill of not taking anything personally by focusing on the bigger picture, what is wanted, the expansion that is occurring.

Process
For this week commit to not taking anything personally.

October Daily Vibes | Agreements Day 11

Day 11 Law of Attraction Centering Thought

I ignore the opinions of others.

 You can say to others, “Don’t rock my boat! If you rock my boat, I can’t be steady.” But the truth of it is, you’re the only boat-rocker in your world. Only you can rock your boat.    ~  Abraham

 Ignore the opinion of others. ~  Don Miguel Ruiz


The Second Agreement – Don’t Take It Personally

Don Miguel writes that we are all living in our own universe. Abraham teaches that what the other is doing is not about you. Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of them. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind, they are in a completely different world from the one you live in. You live in a completely different world from them. When you understand that we are really living in our own creation, not taking whatever “they” are saying or doing personally makes sense.

Our Voice

We all have that voice in our heads giving constant comment on what is happening, what did happen or what is going to happen. We are most often not present in the present moment. We are wound up in our own perceptions of what the other might want.

Being Right

When you take things personally, you feel offended and your reaction is to defend your beliefs and create conflicts. You make something big out of something little because you have the need to be right and make everybody else wrong so that you will feel okay.

You try hard to be right by giving them your own opinions. But what you say, what you do, and the opinions you have are according to the agreements you have made – and these opinions have nothing to do with the people around you. Your point of view is something personal to you. It is no one’s truth but yours.

Opinions Everywhere

In the same way, others are going to have their own opinion according to their belief system. Nothing they think about you is really about you; it is about them. If you understand this, then when if they get mad at you, you know they are dealing with you themselves. You are an excuse for them to get mad.
Knowing this knowledge that we live on the planet together but live in our separate worlds it becomes rather silly to take things personally because nothing the other does is about you.

The practice is to look to the connection of your source for love, validation and know that each interaction is a mirror of the vibration that you are emanating. Any contrast, any behavior you observe clarifies the vibrations you are broadcasting and what you want. You can develop the skill of not taking anything personally by focusing on the bigger picture, what is wanted, the expansion that is occurring.

Process
For this week commit to not taking anything personally.

October Daily Vibes | Agreements Day 10

Day 10 Law of Attraction Centering Thought

I live from my own center.

What others are doing around you seems very important when you have not found your own steadiness.    ~  Abraham


You gain a huge amount of freedom when you take nothing personally. What someone says cannot affect you. If you live without fear, if you love, you will be happy with your life.  ~  Don Miguel Ruiz


The Second Agreement – Don’t Take It Personally

Don Miguel writes that we are all living in our own universe. Abraham teaches that what the other is doing is not about you. Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of them. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind, they are in a completely different world from the one you live in. You live in a completely different world from them. When you understand that we are really living in our own creation, not taking whatever “they” are saying or doing personally makes sense.

Our Voice

We all have that voice in our heads giving constant comment on what is happening, what did happen or what is going to happen. We are most often not present in the present moment. We are wound up in our own perceptions of what the other might want.

Being Right

When you take things personally, you feel offended and your reaction is to defend your beliefs and create conflicts. You make something big out of something little because you have the need to be right and make everybody else wrong so that you will feel okay.

You try hard to be right by giving them your own opinions. But what you say, what you do, and the opinions you have are according to the agreements you have made – and these opinions have nothing to do with the people around you. Your point of view is something personal to you. It is no one’s truth but yours.

Opinions Everywhere

In the same way, others are going to have their own opinion according to their belief system. Nothing they think about you is really about you; it is about them. If you understand this, then when if they get mad at you, you know they are dealing with you themselves. You are an excuse for them to get mad.
Knowing this knowledge that we live on the planet together but live in our separate worlds it becomes rather silly to take things personally because nothing the other does is about you.

The practice is to look to the connection of your source for love, validation and know that each interaction is a mirror of the vibration that you are emanating. Any contrast, any behavior you observe clarifies the vibrations you are broadcasting and what you want. You can develop the skill of not taking anything personally by focusing on the bigger picture, what is wanted, the expansion that is occurring.

Process
For this week commit to not taking anything personally.

October Daily Vibes | Agreements Day 9

Day 9 Law of Attraction Centering Thought

Whatever others say or do, it is about them, not me.

Sometimes you think it is important what others think of you, and so you work to extract approval from them.  However, there really is little that you can do to keep their approval coming – for it is never about you, but about them.      ~  Abraham

All people live in their own dream, in their own mind.  They are in a completely different world from the one you live in. ~  Don Miguel Ruiz


The Second Agreement – Don’t Take It Personally

Don Miguel writes that we are all living in our own universe. Abraham teaches that what the other is doing is not about you. Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of them. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind, they are in a completely different world from the one you live in. You live in a completely different world from them. When you understand that we are really living in our own creation, not taking whatever “they” are saying or doing personally makes sense.

Our Voice

We all have that voice in our heads giving constant comment on what is happening, what did happen or what is going to happen. We are most often not present to the present moment. We are wound up in our own perceptions of what the other might want.

Being Right

When you take things personally, you feel offended and your reaction is to defend your beliefs and create conflicts. You make something big out of something little, because you have the need to be right and make everybody else wrong so that you will feel okay.

You try hard to be right by giving them your own opinions. But what you say, what you do, and the opinions you have are according to the agreements you have made – and these opinions have nothing to do with the people around you. Your point of view is something personal to you. It is no one’s truth but yours.

Opinions Everywhere

In the same way, others are going to have their own opinion according to their belief system. Nothing they think about you is really about you; it is about them. If you understand this, then when if they get mad at you, you know they are dealing with you themselves. You are an excuse for them to get mad.
Knowing this knowledge that we live on the planet together but live in our separate worlds it becomes rather silly to take things personally because nothing the other does is about you.

The practice is to look to the connection of your source for love, validation and know that each interaction is a mirror of the vibration that you are emanating. Any contrast, any behavior you observe clarifies the vibrations you are broadcasting and what you want. You can develop the skill of not taking anything personally by focusing on the bigger picture, what is wanted, the expansion that is occurring.

Process
For this week commit to not taking anything personally.

October Daily Vibes | Agreements Day 8

Day 8 Law of Attraction Centering Thought

I practice the sweet relief of a quiet mind as I meditate.

If you will release all concern about how others feel about you, and focus only upon how you feel about them, you will unearth your core understanding of who-you-really-are, and you will discover what true freedom really is.      ~ Abraham
 
What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.  When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.  ~  Don Miguel Ruiz


The Second Agreement – Don’t Take It Personally  

Don Miguel writes that we are all living in our own universe. Abraham teaches that what the other is doing is not about you.  Nothing other people do is because of you.  It is because of them.  All people live in their own dream, in their own mind, they are in a completely different world from the one you live in. You live in a completely different world from them.  When you understand that we are really living in our own creation, not taking whatever “they” are saying or doing personally makes sense.

Our Voice

We all have that voice in our heads giving constant comment on what is happening, what did happen or what is going to happen. We are most often not present in the present moment. We are wound up in our own perceptions of what the other might want.

Being Right

When you take things personally, you feel offended and your reaction is to defend your beliefs and create conflicts.  You make something big out of something little because you have the need to be right and make everybody else wrong so that you will feel okay.

You try hard to be right by giving them your own opinions.  But what you say, what you do, and the opinions you have are according to the agreements you have made – and these opinions have nothing to do with the people around you.  Your point of view is something personal to you.  It is no one’s truth but yours.

Opinions Everywhere      

In the same way, others are going to have their own opinion according to their belief system.  Nothing they think about you is really about you; it is about them.  If you understand this, then when if they get mad at you, you know they are dealing with you themselves.  You are an excuse for them to get mad.
Knowing this knowledge that we live on the planet together but live in our separate worlds it becomes rather silly to take things personally because nothing the other does is about you.

The practice is to look to the connection of your source for love, validation and know that each interaction is a mirror of the vibration that you are emanating. Any contrast, any behavior you observe clarifies the vibrations you are broadcasting and what you want. You can develop the skill of not taking anything personally by focusing on the bigger picture, what is wanted, the expansion that is occurring.

Process
For this week commit to not taking anything personally.

October Daily Vibes | Agreements Day 7

Day 7 Law of Attraction Centering Thought

I create the experience of heaven on earth with words that are in clear alignment with Source.

When you wake up in the morning, the cells of your body have pushed the reset button. And if you don’t reintroduce negative beliefs that you have about your body or about your ability, as soon as you wake up—then you have a fresh start.   ~  Abraham
 
Your impeccability of the word only creates beauty, love and heaven on earth.   ~  Don Miguel Ruiz


A Sign
In a conversation with my friend, Judy, she shared that her daughter had emailed her about a great book she just found – The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. She appreciated that this daughter who usually is not interested in a spiritual path liked this book that we had read and found inspirational almost twenty years ago on our journeys.

Next, my teaching partner, Barb told of a conversation that week where the same book was mentioned. When my Guide for Spiritual Living magazine arrived with Don Miguel Ruiz as the featured teacher and his picture on the cover, I headed the sign to revisit the book. Reading it I realized that his four agreements took on more validity as impactful spiritual tools when coupled with the teachings on the Law of Attraction by Abraham and other spiritual teachers. So a focus on agreements became the theme for these Daily Vibes.

Beliefs as Agreements
Abraham teaches that beliefs are thoughts that we keep thinking. We establish a neurological super highway of the thought pattern and the Law of Attraction keeps it repeating so that we then think of it as a belief to live by. In his book, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz equates agreements with beliefs. As we grow up we are told many so called facts about who we are and what life is about that we agree to accept as our own belief system.

Everything we do in life is based on the agreements we have made, agreements with ourselves, with other people, with society and with Source. But the most important agreements are the ones we make with ourselves. In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible. We claim that this is what I am. I can do certain things and some things I cannot do.
If we want to live a life of joy we have to find a way to break the agreements that limit us, and choose new agreements based on love.

The test for limiting agreements/beliefs is how we feel about the thought of that agreement. If what we believe feels good, it is in sync with our Source Energy. It is an agreement that clearly aligns with the fullness of who we are. We resonate with the power that creates universes. We have made up the agreements ourselves, so we can make up new ones. Agreeing with the Four Agreements leads to that life of joy.

As a Toltec master, Don Miguel bases his Four Agreements on the ancient Toltec wisdom. Thousands of years ago, the Toltec were known as “women and men of knowledge.” They came together as masters and students at Teotihuacan, the ancient city of pyramids outside Mexico City known as the place where “One Becomes God.” Toltec knowledge arises from the same essential unity of truth as all the sacred esoteric traditions found around the world. It incorporates spirit as a way of life with happiness and love readily available.

The four agreements are:
Be impeccable with your word.
Don’t take anything personally.
Don’t make assumptions.
Always do your best

First Agreement – Be impeccable with your word.

Don Miguel uses the word impeccable because of its meaning “without sin.” He defines sin as anything you do, which goes against yourself. In the Attraction Based Consciousness teachings going against yourself means that the thought vibrations of the voice in your head do not line up with the vibrations of your Inner Being and Source. You feel unpleasant emotions. Being impeccable with your word then means choosing to speak only words that resonate with Source, words that feel good when you speak them.

Impeccable Power

As Louise Hay says, “The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.” Don Miguel writes of the word as the power that you have to create. Through the word you manifest your intent. The word is a force. It determines the vibration you broadcast thus the vibration that you attract. Critical then, if you want to be the love you are and manifest what you want, is that your word expresses what you want rather than what you do not want.

Process
For this week commit to being impeccable with your word. Intend to speak only what feels good to say. That means say what you appreciate, talk of the solution rather than restating the problem and praise rather than criticize. If it didn’t feel good when it happened, don’t retell the story. Tell stories based on emotional bias, not historical accuracy.

The idea is simple, but it is quite the training, so be easy on yourself. Being impeccable with your word is an ongoing practice.

October Daily Vibes | Agreements Day 6

Day 6 Law of Attraction Centering Thought

I appreciate the blessings of the contrasting diversity I observe and experience.

When you are exploring contrast, we want you to remind yourself: I am not doing something wrong standing in this contrasting place. I am doing something leading edge. I am doing something more refining. I am doing something more specific. I am not standing in the wrong place. I am standing in the right place.       ~  Abraham
 
Being impeccable with your word you take responsibility for your actions.  But you do not judge or blame yourself for anything    ~  Don Miguel Ruiz


A Sign
In a conversation with my friend, Judy, she shared that her daughter had emailed her about a great book she just found – The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. She appreciated that this daughter who usually is not interested in a spiritual path liked this book that we had read and found inspirational almost twenty years ago on our journeys.

Next, my teaching partner, Barb told of a conversation that week where the same book was mentioned. When my Guide for Spiritual Living magazine arrived with Don Miguel Ruiz as the featured teacher and his picture on the cover, I headed the sign to revisit the book. Reading it I realized that his four agreements took on more validity as impactful spiritual tools when coupled with the teachings on the Law of Attraction by Abraham and other spiritual teachers. So a focus on agreements became the theme for these Daily Vibes.

Beliefs as Agreements
Abraham teaches that beliefs are thoughts that we keep thinking. We establish a neurological super highway of the thought pattern and the Law of Attraction keeps it repeating so that we then think of it as a belief to live by. In his book, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz equates agreements with beliefs. As we grow up we are told many so called facts about who we are and what life is about that we agree to accept as our own belief system.

Everything we do in life is based on the agreements we have made, agreements with ourselves, with other people, with society and with Source. But the most important agreements are the ones we make with ourselves. In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible. We claim that this is what I am. I can do certain things and some things I cannot do.
If we want to live a life of joy we have to find a way to break the agreements that limit us, and choose new agreements based on love.

The test for limiting agreements/beliefs is how we feel about the thought of that agreement. If what we believe feels good, it is in sync with our Source Energy. It is an agreement that clearly aligns with the fullness of who we are. We resonate with the power that creates universes. We have made up the agreements ourselves, so we can make up new ones. Agreeing with the Four Agreements leads to that life of joy.

As a Toltec master, Don Miguel bases his Four Agreements on the ancient Toltec wisdom. Thousands of years ago, the Toltec were known as “women and men of knowledge.” They came together as masters and students at Teotihuacan, the ancient city of pyramids outside Mexico City known as the place where “One Becomes God.” Toltec knowledge arises from the same essential unity of truth as all the sacred esoteric traditions found around the world. It incorporates spirit as a way of life with happiness and love readily available.

The four agreements are:
Be impeccable with your word.
Don’t take anything personally.
Don’t make assumptions.
Always do your best

First Agreement – Be impeccable with your word.

Don Miguel uses the word impeccable because of its meaning “without sin.” He defines sin as anything you do, which goes against yourself. In the Attraction Based Consciousness teachings going against yourself means that the thought vibrations of the voice in your head do not line up with the vibrations of your Inner Being and Source. You feel unpleasant emotions. Being impeccable with your word then means choosing to speak only words that resonate with Source, words that feel good when you speak them.

Impeccable Power

As Louise Hay says, “The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.” Don Miguel writes of the word as the power that you have to create. Through the word you manifest your intent. The word is a force. It determines the vibration you broadcast thus the vibration that you attract. Critical then, if you want to be the love you are and manifest what you want, is that your word expresses what you want rather than what you do not want.

Process
For this week commit to being impeccable with your word. Intend to speak only what feels good to say. That means say what you appreciate, talk of the solution rather than restating the problem and praise rather than criticize. If it didn’t feel good when it happened, don’t retell the story. Tell stories based on emotional bias, not historical accuracy.

The idea is simple, but it is quite the training, so be easy on yourself. Being impeccable with your word is an ongoing practice

October Daily Vibes | Agreements Day 5

Day 5 Law of Attraction Centering Thought

I focus on the feelings of what I desire.

Of course, you are enjoying your personal desires and preferences, because that’s what you signed on for. You said, “I will focus into a physical body! I will explore! I will be inspired to improvement—constant, never-ending, personal improvement and expansion! And once I have identified a desire, I will focus purely in a non-resisted way, upon it. I will not let old beliefs deny my new desire.”  ~  Abraham

The impeccability of the word can be measured by the level of your self-love. If you love yourself you will express that love in your interactions with others, and that action will produce a like action.  ~ Don Miguel Ruiz


A Sign
In a conversation with my friend, Judy, she shared that her daughter had emailed her about a great book she just found – The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. She appreciated that this daughter who usually is not interested in a spiritual path liked this book that we had read and found inspirational almost twenty years ago on our journeys.

Next, my teaching partner, Barb told of a conversation that week where the same book was mentioned. When my Guide for Spiritual Living magazine arrived with Don Miguel Ruiz as the featured teacher and his picture on the cover, I headed the sign to revisit the book. Reading it I realized that his four agreements took on more validity as impactful spiritual tools when coupled with the teachings on the Law of Attraction by Abraham and other spiritual teachers. So a focus on agreements became the theme for these Daily Vibes.

Beliefs as Agreements
Abraham teaches that beliefs are thoughts that we keep thinking. We establish a neurological super highway of the thought pattern and the Law of Attraction keeps it repeating so that we then think of it as a belief to live by. In his book, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz equates agreements with beliefs. As we grow up we are told many so called facts about who we are and what life is about that we agree to accept as our own belief system.

Everything we do in life is based on the agreements we have made, agreements with ourselves, with other people, with society and with Source. But the most important agreements are the ones we make with ourselves. In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible. We claim that this is what I am. I can do certain things and some things I cannot do.
If we want to live a life of joy we have to find a way to break the agreements that limit us, and choose new agreements based on love.

The test for limiting agreements/beliefs is how we feel about the thought of that agreement. If what we believe feels good, it is in sync with our Source Energy. It is an agreement that clearly aligns with the fullness of who we are. We resonate with the power that creates universes. We have made up the agreements ourselves, so we can make up new ones. Agreeing with the Four Agreements leads to that life of joy.

As a Toltec master, Don Miguel bases his Four Agreements on the ancient Toltec wisdom. Thousands of years ago, the Toltec were known as “women and men of knowledge.” They came together as masters and students at Teotihuacan, the ancient city of pyramids outside Mexico City known as the place where “One Becomes God.” Toltec knowledge arises from the same essential unity of truth as all the sacred esoteric traditions found around the world. It incorporates spirit as a way of life with happiness and love readily available.

The four agreements are:
Be impeccable with your word.
Don’t take anything personally.
Don’t make assumptions.
Always do your best

First Agreement – Be impeccable with your word.

Don Miguel uses the word impeccable because of its meaning “without sin.” He defines sin as anything you do, which goes against yourself. In the Attraction Based Consciousness teachings going against yourself means that the thought vibrations of the voice in your head do not line up with the vibrations of your Inner Being and Source. You feel unpleasant emotions. Being impeccable with your word then means choosing to speak only words that resonate with Source, words that feel good when you speak them.

Impeccable Power

As Louise Hay says, “The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.” Don Miguel writes of the word as the power that you have to create. Through the word you manifest your intent. The word is a force. It determines the vibration you broadcast thus the vibration that you attract. Critical then, if you want to be the love you are and manifest what you want, is that your word expresses what you want rather than what you do not want.

Process
For this week commit to being impeccable with your word. Intend to speak only what feels good to say. That means say what you appreciate, talk of the solution rather than restating the problem and praise rather than criticize. If it didn’t feel good when it happened, don’t retell the story. Tell stories based on emotional bias, not historical accuracy.

The idea is simple, but it is quite the training, so be easy on yourself. Being impeccable with your word is an ongoing practice.

October Daily Vibes | Agreements Day 4

Day 4 Law of Attraction Centering Thought

I focus on the clarity of what is wanted as I move through the day.

To live in the what-is of your day, with wanted and unwanted, and to focus primarily on the wanted is the formula for a joyous life experience.  ~  Abraham

Regardless of what language you speak, your intent will manifest through the words. What you dream, what you feel, and what you really are will all be manifested through the word.  ~  Don Miguel Ruiz


A Sign
In a conversation with my friend, Judy, she shared that her daughter had emailed her about a great book she just found – The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. She appreciated that this daughter who usually is not interested in a spiritual path liked this book that we had read and found inspirational almost twenty years ago on our journeys.

Next, my teaching partner, Barb told of a conversation that week where the same book was mentioned. When my Guide for Spiritual Living magazine arrived with Don Miguel Ruiz as the featured teacher and his picture on the cover, I headed the sign to revisit the book. Reading it I realized that his four agreements took on more validity as impactful spiritual tools when coupled with the teachings on the Law of Attraction by Abraham and other spiritual teachers. So a focus on agreements became the theme for these Daily Vibes.

Beliefs as Agreements
Abraham teaches that beliefs are thoughts that we keep thinking. We establish a neurological super highway of the thought pattern and the Law of Attraction keeps it repeating so that we then think of it as a belief to live by. In his book, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz equates agreements with beliefs. As we grow up we are told many so called facts about who we are and what life is about that we agree to accept as our own belief system.

Everything we do in life is based on the agreements we have made, agreements with ourselves, with other people, with society and with Source. But the most important agreements are the ones we make with ourselves. In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible. We claim that this is what I am. I can do certain things and some things I cannot do.
If we want to live a life of joy we have to find a way to break the agreements that limit us, and choose new agreements based on love.

The test for limiting agreements/beliefs is how we feel about the thought of that agreement. If what we believe feels good, it is in sync with our Source Energy. It is an agreement that clearly aligns with the fullness of who we are. We resonate with the power that creates universes. We have made up the agreements ourselves, so we can make up new ones. Agreeing with the Four Agreements leads to that life of joy.

As a Toltec master, Don Miguel bases his Four Agreements on the ancient Toltec wisdom. Thousands of years ago, the Toltec were known as “women and men of knowledge.” They came together as masters and students at Teotihuacan, the ancient city of pyramids outside Mexico City known as the place where “One Becomes God.” Toltec knowledge arises from the same essential unity of truth as all the sacred esoteric traditions found around the world. It incorporates spirit as a way of life with happiness and love readily available.

The four agreements are:
Be impeccable with your word.
Don’t take anything personally.
Don’t make assumptions.
Always do your best

First Agreement – Be impeccable with your word.

Don Miguel uses the word impeccable because of its meaning “without sin.” He defines sin as anything you do, which goes against yourself. In the Attraction Based Consciousness teachings going against yourself means that the thought vibrations of the voice in your head do not line up with the vibrations of your Inner Being and Source. You feel unpleasant emotions. Being impeccable with your word then means choosing to speak only words that resonate with Source, words that feel good when you speak them.

Impeccable Power

As Louise Hay says, “The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.” Don Miguel writes of the word as the power that you have to create. Through the word you manifest your intent. The word is a force. It determines the vibration you broadcast thus the vibration that you attract. Critical then, if you want to be the love you are and manifest what you want, is that your word expresses what you want rather than what you do not want.

Process
For this week commit to being impeccable with your word. Intend to speak only what feels good to say. That means say what you appreciate, talk of the solution rather than restating the problem and praise rather than criticize. If it didn’t feel good when it happened, don’t retell the story. Tell stories based on emotional bias, not historical accuracy.

The idea is simple, but it is quite the training, so be easy on yourself. Being impeccable with your word is an ongoing practice.