Editor’s Advice: Calling In Elevated Reinforcements

By Tammy Mastroberte, Founder, Elevated Existence Magazine

Imagine you had a genie in a bottle available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and his only job was to make your life easier. Whether it was giving a presentation for work, finding a parking spot close to the grocery store in the middle of a rainstorm, or helping to potty train your two-year old, the genie would set up each situation to achieve the best possible outcome.

And what if the only thing you had to do was take the time to shake the bottle and ask for help?

I’m guessing most of you would say, “This sounds pretty easy! All I have to do is shake the bottle, make a request and I can get help? Where do I sign up?”

Well this help is available right now, this second, and no genie or magic bottle is required. The help I’m talking about is what I call “Elevated Reinforcements.” To “reinforce” something means to strengthen by additional assistance, and to elevate is to lift up or make higher. So “Elevated Reinforcements” are those who assist from a higher level.

They can be guardian angels, archangels, spirit guides, members of your soul family who are on “the other side” of the veil, or any higher source you believe in. It can even be referred to as calling in the power of source or the universe. But there is a very distinct catch to this help … you need to ask for it.

Elevated Reinforcements need to be called in, and it can be done just as easily as shaking a genie out of a bottle. Here is an example of what happened to me recently while trying to give my cat, Phoebe, a homeopathic remedy.

Those of you with cats understand they are not very fond of taking any type of medication, and are much harder to trick then a dog! The homeopathic remedy required me to squirt it into her mouth using a syringe. Now, Phoebe is 13 and a half years old, not a lap cat by any means, and a few years back, when I had to use a similar method for medication, it required catching her in a towel with only her head peeking out. Then a second person had to squirt the liquid into her mouth! Eventually she got wise to the towel and would run any time she saw it, so I was lucky the medicine was only for 10 days.

But this homeopathic remedy required me to give it to her every day for months, and I was in a total panic! I was desperate to get the medication into her so she could start feeling better, but had no confidence in my ability to do it. After a couple of terribly unsuccessful attempts, it suddenly hit me – Elevated Reinforcements!

So I mixed more medicine, filled the syringe, took a deep breath and said:

“Dear angels and guides, and all those in my soul family – only those of the highest vibration – please help me right now. I need to give this cat her medication so she can get well, so please help her to realize this, and please help me be able to do this easily.”

Phoebe saw the syringe – and probably felt my nerves – and took off to hide under the dining room table. After I crawled under to force her out, the most amazing thing happened … this cat just walked over to me, and laid down on the floor in front of me as if to say, “go ahead and do what you have to do.”

I knew right away a force beyond me helped with this situation, and I immediately said ‘thank you, thank you, thank you!” It has now been a couple months and giving her the medication has just become easier and easier. She opens her mouth and doesn’t even flinch!

So I have to ask you – have you called in your Elevated Reinforcements to help you lately? Don’t make them stand in the unemployment line – give them a job to do! Then watch the miracle unfold!

Tammy_Mastroberte_headshotTammy Mastroberte is a three-time, award-winning writer, founder of Elevated Existence, and publisher and editorial director of the multi-award-winning Elevated Existence Magazine. She started the new age, spiritual and self-improvement publication at age 30 – eight years after the sudden death of her mother from a brain aneurysm only three days after Christmas in 1999. This tragedy led her down a synchronistic path to discover her purpose and the meaning behind many of the events in her life – including her mother’s death. She now shares her guidance, and the wisdom of today’s top authors and spiritual celebrities through Elevated Existence Magazine. Follow her on Twitter: @ElevatedTammy or on Instagram: elevatedtammy. For more information, visit www.tammymastroberte.com.

Editor’s Advice: We Create with the Heart

By Tammy Mastroberte

Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you try, the law of attraction just doesn’t seem to work in your favor. Maybe you’ve set intentions, created a vision board, practiced affirmations, visualized the end result and tried your hardest, but you still have not manifested the relationship, job or paycheck you want.

I feel your pain. I’ve been there too!

Recently, I started a new online course from best-selling author, Sonia Choquette called “Creating Your Heart’s Desire,” so I could review it for Elevated Existence. Choquette also has a book called, “Your Heart’s Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want,” and the online course allows a person to go at his or her own pace, view videos, listen to audio files and utilize a downloadable workbook.

Well, within the first few videos I watched, I learned something I had to share! Are you ready?

We don’t create with the head. We create with the heart.

Now, I’m sure you’ve heard how important our thoughts are in the creation process and in activating the law of attraction. And this is still very true. But the other piece many law of attraction experts talk about is the feeling or emotion behind the thought – and that is key!

“The intellect does not create. The heart is what creates,” Choquette says in the course. “You don’t create when you are frustrated. You need to get your vitality up.”

This means we need to feel passion, excitement, joy and love about what we are creating. In fact, we need to feel these things in general in order to keep ourselves in a place of allowing, and at a vibration matching the wonderful things we are calling into our lives.

Choquette recommends starting to focus on the things we love – be it a walk in the park, cooking in our kitchen, spending time with our children, or even the smell of fresh sheets out of the dryer. For me, some of the things I love are working on a new issue of Elevated Existence Magazine, writing, reading a good book, laughing with friends, learning new things, and teaching what I learn to other people.

“Connect to what creates excitement and that feeling of love in your heart,” says Choquette.

This week, make a list of the things you love and that bring you joy. Pay attention to them, talk about them, focus on them, and begin to uncover the feelings they evoke within you. It is from this heart-centered place that true creation begins.

Also, many of us may be confused about what we want, and being focused is another important part of manifestation. “Vague focus will bring vague results,” Choquette explains. One of the exercises she shares is called “Diving for Gold,” which can help you uncover what your spirit or soul truly desires.

Either in the shower, at the end of a meditation session, or other quiet moment you have, take a deep breath and finish this sentence:

“If I weren’t afraid, I would…”

You may be surprised at what emerges from within. You can even repeat the exercise each day to see what answers you get. This is a way of letting your spirit or soul speak what it truly desires.

When we can connect to the feelings of passion, excitement and love, co-creating with the universe become a natural process. When we lead with the heart, it is easier for the mind will follow.

Happy manifesting!

Tammy_Mastroberte_headshotTammy Mastroberte
Founder, Publisher, Editorial Director
Elevated Existence Magazine
Twitter: @ElevatedTammy
Instagram: elevatedtammy

VIDEO Exclusive: Gregg Braden on Thriving Beyond 2012

On November 9, 2012, Elevated Existence presented best-selling author Gregg Braden with our 2012 Elevated Existence Spiritual Service Award in Pompton Plains, N.J.

The award is given every year to someone who had dedicated their life and work to uplifting the world’s consciousness, helping others learn to help themselves, and spreading spiritual awareness throughout the planet. Previous winners include Hay House founder, Louise Hay; award-winning actress and author, Shirley MacLaine; and best-selling author Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Braden was at the Regency House Hotel speaking at a two-day workshop sponsored by the Metaphysical Center of New Jersey and the Association of Awareness when Elevated Existence founder, publisher and editorial director, Tammy Mastroberte, presented him with the award. (Watch the video of the presentation on Elevated Existence’s new YouTube channel).

The author was in N.J. just after Hurricane Sandy hit the state, and told the audience Friday night to “give thanks for how blessed we all are to be in a heated and lighted room tonight.” He also explained how we are living in a very unique time in history.

“The best minds of our time are telling us we are facing the greatest number of crises and at the greatest magnitude in more than 5,000 years, and we are being asked to solve so many problems in such a small amount of time,” he said to the crowd. “It is a fact that we live in a time of crisis. But if the crisis is still happening, it means there is still time to fix it.”

In his latest book, “Deep Truth,” Braden shares the new revelations of science, overturning what we believed to be true for years, and proving what our ancient and indigenous ancestors have known for years. These “deep truths” must be embraced in order to not only survive beyond 2012, but to thrive, according to Braden.

“The world of the past no longer exists, but no one has told us,” Braden tells Elevated Existence in the December 2012 Issue cover story interview. “The world now has changed, and the way we think and live must change. If someone would explain that at a very high level, then we, the people of the Earth, could mourn the past that is disappearing, let go, and embrace what is new.”

Instead, many people are viewing the changes in the world as a small blip – or a rough spot on the road of life, he says. They are waiting for things to go back to the way they were, and it is these people who will suffer the most.

“They are clinging to the idea of a world that no longer exists, and as long as they cling to that and think in a way that supported that world of the past, they are suffering in terms of their jobs, careers, finances, relationships and families,” Braden explains.

However, he, and many other great evolutionary minds of our time, remain optimistic about the new world emerging, despite what we face. Crisis is a catalyst for evolution, and Braden believes the problems of today are actually providing an opportunity to evolve and transform the world into a better place.

“I’ve never been more optimistic about our nation, the United States of America, or any nation of the Earth, because our systems are broken, and that is what creates the willingness to look for and embrace new ideas, and look for new ways to solve our problems. That is what’s happening right now,” Braden notes. “If we can shift into a new way of thinking where these crises are giving us an opportunity, that is where we can begin a whole new world.”

When presenting Braden with the 2012 Spiritual Service Award, Mastroberte asked him about Hurricane Sandy and other natural disasters happening in the world, and what it means for the future (see Part 1 of the video interview here), and also how we can best navigate the future beyond 2012 – along with what about our thinking has to change (see Part 2 of the video interview here).

For more on Braden and what he believes to be true about the new world emerging before us, visit our new YouTube Channel (be sure to subscribe to it while your there!) and see the December 2012 Issue of the magazine, available now.