Align Ourselves to Him

Each week we focus on a spiritual and a physical goal, to push ourselves to be better and to feel motivated and encouraged to move in the right direction. We know that by doing so, we will eventually create new and positive habits that will bring more peace and joy to our future. ?
We all have different goals, desires or needs that we want for our lives etc….This week I’ve been asking myself; Are my goals aligned with God’s goals??? if not, then what are the changes that need to be made to make that happen??? I know that I will feel much more at peace If I was fully trying to live in the way that God wants me too and according to the Goals that He has already stablished for us as his children. 🙂
The reason why this question has been on my mind this week is because unfortunately one of my neighbors got into a terrible car accident and has been in a comma for more than a week. Terrible accidents like this helps us to realize just how incredibly fragile life is 🙁 …And the fact that it could really be gone in an instant.That is why it is so important for us to take in each and every day we are given! that is our gift! To be able to take in each experience wether it’s good or bad and most importantly to continue working and learning each day to come closer to God and to be better and better prepared each passing day of our lives to someday be able to meet Him! To be in His presence and to someday hear Him say that we did well, that we were faithful and that we endured to the end! 🙂
* For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors. (Alma 34:32)
That is why it is so important for us to align ourselves to God. To remind ourselves that THE PLANS OF GOD should be MY PLANS!!! His desires should be MY desires!! To be fully aligned to Him will require work! it will not be easy or the most “popular” things that our friends are doing…It will require a change in myself, letting go of things, having more humility, trusting more fully, keeping His commandments and being faithful and diligent. We know that it won’t be easy, people may make fun of us or whatever…But we don’t do things to “fit in with the world” We do things to be at peace with God and to know that what He has asked, is being developed in our lives and that we are changing each day, each week, little by little towards becoming the person that He created us to become. Every bit of work in ourselves will be work it!!! ? We will feel it in our lives and in our souls and theres nothing in the world that can compare to that feeling of being aligned with God and feeling at peace with ourselves and with Him. 

But learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come. (Doctrine and Covenants 59:23)

know that as we draw closer to God and allow our path to become one with His, He will fill our souls with His peace and joy and He will allow us to become the best version of ourselves that we could possibly be!!! 🙂 Trust in Him! The choice is always there for us. The more we align ourselves to Him the more at peace we will feel and life will be fully joyful without a need for anything that this earth can offer. Let’s align ourselves to God and be full of Joy! love you all and thank you for reading these weekly messages. Stay positive and do your best one day at a time! 🙂
Our Spiritual goal is to to align ourselves more to God, to let go of those things that are taking our path far from him and instead fund the ways in which our path can merge back into God’s path. 🙂
Our physical goal for the week is to not eat fatty or greasy foods this week! 😉 Let’s see how we do! and also remember the importance of exercise and how good it is for the body, mind and soul! our focus tonight in class will be to have a great workout to burn calories, we will dance, tone and also relax let go of things and have a wonderful meditation. I would love to see you there! The hardest thing is always showing up, but once you’re there, you’ll feel amazing!!! ??
Have a blessed and wonderful day! 

Think Positive

We are constantly choosing If we allow positive or negative thoughts to enter our minds. We also choose how long we allow these thoughts to stay with us and the influences that they will have on our bodies, minds and actions is also in our control. Everything within us and even what’s around us is a product of our thoughts. There’s a quote that says; ” Choose your thoughtts wisely for they are the energy that creates your life” We have more control of our thoughts than what we think. This is a daily test that we go through to see if we are able to master our thoughts and to control what tries to enter our minds. Here’s an important question that we can ask ourselves, How many of our thoughts are actually positive during our day? Are we feeling more negativity thoughts than positive ones? if we are, then we have to change this way of thinking for our own benefit. Since we already know that being positive leads to positive results, better health and overall peace and happiness. The way to do this is to catch ourselves thinking the negative thought, stoping it from going further within us and replacing it with a positive affirmation. A new thought that will create a positive influence within us… We basically turn those negative thoughts into positive ones. We have the power to do that! ??
We also want to let go of anything negative that we may say about ourselves and others. We are often too critical of ourselves, we may tell ourselves we’re not capable of doing things, not smart enough, not pretty enough, that we’ve gained too much weight or that don’t feel good about ourselves, and many other critical things about how we are etc. We have to realize that those are damaging thoughts and that we do have the power to change these thoughts. One way to do this is to be grateful for having all that we have… Even our own bodies that work. We can be thankful for the beauty that each ones of us has and embrace what God has given us on this earth. We can create positive thoughts to change those negative ones that are not useful but instead hurtful or destructive. And instead to replace them with words like YES! I CAN DO IT!” I AM BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE MYSELF! I LOVE TAKING GOOD CARE OF MY BODY, MY MIND AND MY SPIRIT! I LOVE WHO I AM BECOMING EACH DAY AND I CONTINUE TO DO MY BEST TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE DIRECTION THAT GOD WANTS FOR MY LIFE!!! ? Think about the way that these thoughts make you feel! isn’t amazing? It’s because they’re true statements! they really will lead our lives down a much happier, healthier and spiritual life than we have done in the past. God wants us to think positive! His intent is to have us be full of Joy in our lives! And we can create Joy even during our hardest times…A strong mind can do these things and overcome so much! ?
Believe in yourself and in what you’re capable of accomplishing! You have the power to do it because you are a daughter of God and with His help you can do anything!!! You have the power to change your world and how you react to what happens around you. You have the power to let go of things or hold on to them. You have the power to forgive others and see them in love as children of God who are also trying on this earth. You can be positive in all that you do. The choice to live this way is in each one of us. If we ask God in prayer to help us be more positive I know with all my heart that He is full of love and ready to provide us with what we need to better ourselves and our minds. Trust in Him and have full faith in what He’s capable of doing with your life. <3
Philippians 4:13 
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.☀
Our Spiritual Goal is to: Think positive!!! Whenever we notice a negative thought coming in wether it’s about ourselves or others, we will get rid of it by replacing it with the positive thought that goes against it! this will be a good exercise also to recognize how often our thoughts are actually positive! Just try it and see how you feel! even one day of positive thinking will make a huge difference and it may even become a anew habit for us! ?
Our physical goal is: To motivate ourselves to do something physically great for our bodies this week. Exercise helps in so many ways and our bodies crave it and need it! At least 2 to 3 days this week if we’re able to walk or do anything that feels good for ourselves. the key word is MOTIVATION!!! Just make it happen for yourself! and if you need motivation call me!!! lol 😉
If you are in need of relaxing and getting rid of stress, don’t let other things get in the way of you being able to do something great for yourself. The motivation has to come from each one of us! So, motivate yourself to come to class tonight for your benefit and for your health and your mind. We all need it and  we can do this together!!! 🙂 We will have an awesome workout to burn calories and our toning session as well. But at the end we will focus our meditation on stress relief and letting go of things that are slowing our progress. This will leave us feeling great for the whole rest of the week! Just make it happen for yourself and see how amazing you’ll feel! You can invite anyone else who would benefit as well.We do this because we love ourselves! Let’s do this together!!! See you tonight!!! ? & have a blessed and wonderful day!!! ?
Love you all!!
Lili ?

Gratitude = Happiness

We have all experienced feelings of gratitude this past week after the protection that we received from Hurricane Mathew. We know that God protected us from the difficulties that this storm could’ve brought. At the same time our hearts and prayers go out to those in other countries who lost everything they had and in some cases even their loved ones :(. Our strongest desire now, is to find ways to help them and to bring relief into their lives is any way we can. We all know that things like this could happen to any one of us at one point or another in our lives. Life is so fragile and things could always change in and instant…That’s why it is so important for us to have gratitude for every moment, every experience, every challenge or difficulty that can strengthen our souls and help to bring true happiness into our lives form having a thankful heart and a spirit that’s willing to serve and help other in their difficulties as well.

These experiences help us to simplify our lives and to let go of the distractions, resentments, materialistic and unimportant things that try to take over our lives. It’s also in these moments that we are reminded of the things that are really important, our loved ones, our relationship with God, our health and also the little things that we have, such as food, water, electricity etc…So many things that we take for granted constantly but which in reality are just some of our biggest blessings. ??

I also noticed with the experience of the hurricane, that these difficulties that we all have to confront together, unites us as communities and as people to have a strong desire to help our neighbors or anyone else who may be in need. It’s a feeling of empathy from everyone that brings renewal, cleansing and more love to our communities and to those around us. Our hearts are full of gratitude to God for all that He has and is constantly giving us. We never want to forget that ALL that we have comes from Him and that the biggest thing we can do to try to repay Him for all that we have, is to have a thankful heart. <3 & to have a strong desire to help others, so that we may be united even more as children of God ?

When we turn our hearts to God in gratitude for our blessings, our hearts will be filled with the peace of God.Which is the only true source of Happiness In this life.It’s in the gratitude that we find Happiness.

“And he who receiveth All things with thankfulness, shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto Him, even an hundred fold.” (D&C 78:19).

When our hearts are FULL of gratitude for everything that we have <3 We will experience not only the blessings that God has promised to the grateful?but also the peace and happiness that He can provide to those who are grateful.  
Here’s a great question to think about, Is our focus on what we lack? rather than on our own blessings that we have? 🙂 The Greek philosopher Epictetus said; ” He is only a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those things which he does have.?? 
Our spiritual goal for the week is not focus on what we lack but to instead be grateful for all that we have. There’s a quote that says; BE THANKFUL, THE GOOD OUTWEIGHS THE BAD. The goal is to do an exercise of gratitude each day…maybe while getting ready, or after praying, while driving or anything! the idea is to take a moment to be thankful for at least 5 to 10 things each day and to see how gratitude can change even the perspective of our day. 
Our physical goal for the week is to eat foods that are full of good healthy nutrition for our bodies, the winner is the one who eats the most fruits and vegetables! 😉 lol  
Unfortunately CLASS IS CANELLED TONIGHT!!! 🙁 Viera regional was a shelter during the hurricane and they still have people staying there. They’re also taking care of their facilities before opening it back up to all of us. 🙁 I’m so sad cause you guys know how therapeutic this is for us and how much I love it. If anyone has a big room to do it at, let me know and we’ll do it there! jk 😉 lol…I’ll miss you all! and I’ll see everyone next week! get ready cause it’s gonna be a good one! we’ve got some calories to burn! 🙂
Love you all, have a blessed and wonderful day! don’t forget to keep gratitude in your heart this week! ???

Rise Higher

We are surrounded by distractions, habits, people and things that may cloud our vision and slow our progress towards becoming the person that we are meant to be. Many of us are easily influenced by what others do or think, by what society accepts, and to “fit in” we may act, say or do things that are not pleasing to God’s eyes. :(…I can only imagine how he must feel when we go against what God has told us to do.
We are spiritual beings living in mortal bodies. We were given these precious temples to allow our spirits to live inside. We are in charge of how we take care of our bodies and most importantly of how we take care of our spirits. I always give the example in class of  imagining ourselves being on an airplane and how we rise up and begin to see the little houses, the cars, all of our possessions behind etc. It will be the same when we leave this earth, except for the fact that we will leave EVERYTHING! even out bodies! This is when we will really realize that the whole time on this earth we were supposed to take excellent care of our spirits! to lear to bridle our passions, feelings, emotions, and to become a little bit more like the incredible children of GOD that we are.

Letting go of the natural man, and focusing instead on our spiritual side: means that we know the things that are truly important. it means that we learn to say NO to our passions, our addictions and to what the world and others would want us to do. It becomes easy to say no because we know that would rather please GOD more than the rest of the world or even ourselves. There’s a scripture that talks about this and It says

For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child,submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father. (Mosiah 3:19)
And the other one reads:
And now, my son, all men that are in a state of nature, or I would say, in a carnal state, are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity; they are without God in the world, and they have gone contrary to the nature of God; therefore, they are in a state contrary to the nature of happiness.(Alma 41:11)
We have a choice each day we can either choose to pamper and take care of spirit or to accept the enticings and passions of our natural man. The choice is ours, but the more that we practice feeding and taking care of our spirit the easier it will become to say NO to the things of the natural man. We will find true happiness this way knowing that we’re living the way that God intents us to do so and when we take care of our spirit this will also affect other areas of our life! we will have a desire to also take care of our bodies in a healthy way and to be service minded and kind to others. God is by our side ready to help us when we show him the full desire and intent to RISE UP in our lives and become the person that we are meant to become. ?
Our physical goal is to take care of our bodies in the healthiest way we can this week. eating good things, exercising and meditating.
Our Spiritual goal is to rise higher to control ourselves in the ways in which we know we need to change to come a little closer to God than we have been. 🙂 He will help us! <3
Can’t wait to see everyone tonight for an amazing class that will feel so good for our bodies and spirits! <3 Do it because you love yourself and want to do this for your health and spirit. Love you all and please stay safe during the hurricane! God bless you all!!! xoxox