Feel Into Your Future

Feel Into Your Future

Feel Into Your Future

          I talk a lot here on the blog about how our words have power and that we have the power, through our thoughts and the words we speak, to improve our lives and have those things and experiences we desire! Words have power, but so do our FEELINGS!

          When you are desiring something intensely, you are simultaneously sending out the vibrations of what you desire into the Universe. When you can imagine yourself feeling, having, and acting as if what you desire is already a part of your reality, you are working to bring that to fruition!

          Every morning when I wake up, a couple of the first things I repeat over and over to myself are “I expect great news today!” “My dreams and desires are met today!” and “I am a money magnet!” Not only do I say these things repeatedly, but I FEEL them as if they are my reality!

          Before I was on solid financial footing in my business, one of the dreams and desires I declared being met everyday was that my medical practice become profitable. I repeated the phrase “I AM a Money Magnet” and really felt it to be true everyday (even before it was lol)! Soon, the manifestation of this came to fruition before the normal 5 years that statistics say it takes a business to be profitable and I started making more money in my business than I ever had!

          Before I met my husband, one of “My dreams and desires are met today” was to meet the man of my dreams and become a wonderful wife. I would repeat, over and over – “I am a wonderful wife. I am a wonderful wife. I am a wonderful wife” and FEEL as if I already was a wonderful wife. I used this phrase, and the emotion that came with it, to day-dream about being married and feeling it into existence. ****I should also make very clear that I coupled this practice daily with much prayer and tremendous faith in God to deliver the perfect husband for me! 2015 has been the year that my husband and I started dating, got engaged and got married!

          Try it for yourself and see…it really works! The positive, joyous emotions you conjure up “feeling” those things you desire can literally bring them into existence. Make time to sit down with those positive emotions for at least 5-10 minutes every day and imagine how great it would feel to already have those things you desire. Start today to FEEL into your Future!

Dr Carmen April Speaker          Dr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Award (NELA) Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter.  Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.

You can follow her daily #Leadership insights on Twitter @DrCarmenApril

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Manifest Your Dreams & Desires

Manifest Your Dreams & Desires

Manifesting My Dreams

Do you know that you posses the power to Manifest your dreams??!! Yes, you do! You really, really do!

          When you truly believe in your dreams, focus on what you desire, get clear about EXACTLY what you want and have faith during the processes of allowing it to manifest, you can have those things.

          One of the most important things to remember when it comes to Manifesting your dreams is believing. When I say believing, I mean really believing –  without a shadow of a doubt – that your dreams, those things you want to do and have to share light and love with the world, will come to fruition! And not only that they will simply manifest, but they will manifest in a magnificent way to add Joy to the World and love in your community and circle of influence.

          Personal Affirmation from my own life —> I love the story of Joshua in the Bible. When Joshua needed to defeat his enemies in a battle to get closer to seeing the Promise Land, he knew he had to be bold, he had to be courageous and so he prayed a very powerful prayer that he had faith God would deliver on. Joshua knew that once the sun went down it would be difficult for him to see and defeat his enemies. It was at that time that Joshua prayed to God to allow the sun to stand still in the sky long enough to allow him to see and defeat his enemies. Joshua’s faith moved God to literally stop the sun in the sky when it should have gone down and thus allowed Joshua to defeat the enemy and win the battle! I believe that same power that Joshua used to command the sun to stand still in the sky while he defeated his enemies………lives in ME!!!!!!!!!!!

          This same power assures me that when I get clear on what I am requesting of God, and believe without doubting, I will see my dreams come to fruition. Not only will I see those dreams and desires come to fruition, but I know God will take what I ask for and MULTIPLY it!

          The cool thing is that I’ve seen it happen sooooooo many times in my own life that I’m certain of it without even having to look anywhere else for confirmation! Can I get an Amen?!?!?!?

          When I was just 2 years old, my parents gave me my first toy doctor’s kit for Christmas, I’ve always said I wanted to be a doctor and truly believed, no matter what, that I would be a doctor “when I grow up” lol. My dream became a reality when, at just 26 years old, I become a doctor!!

          Not only did that dream of becoming a doctor manifest for me, but the vision of owning my very own medical practice manifested earlier than I ever thought possible!

           Additionally, I discovered that my true purpose in life is to Uplift, Encourage and Inspire. Not only do I do this via treating patients as a doctor, teaching and encouraging other entrepreneurs through being an entrepreneur myself, but I now reach and encourage people all over the country via my Leadership Speaking and all over the world through this blogging platform….Look at God!

          I believe now, more than ever, in the Power of Manifesting my Dreams! I’ve seen it happen in my own life too many times to count and I’ve seen in happen for others in mighty ways!

Dr Carmen April Speaker          Dr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Young Leader Award Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter.  Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership and Life Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.

You can follow her daily #Leadership insights on Twitter @DrCarmenApril

Choose to See Peace Instead

Choose to See Peace Instead

Choose to see Peace instead

          There are bound to be countless things that happen around you everyday that you have no control over. You can’t control how other people think or what they say, you can’t control the traffic jam that happened on the interstate, and you can’t control the fact that Chick-Fil-A ran out of Waffle fries lol! However, you most certainly have full control over how you respond to various situations. You can choose to react with negative energy or positive energy. You can choose to think ugly thoughts about people and circumstances around you that annoy your or you can choose to see Peace instead.

          The phrase that I use quite often when I am feeling my energy shift into a negative trajectory because of circumstances outside of my control is simple but Powerful:

I CHOOSE TO SEE PEACE INSTEAD

          I say this over and over to myself, quietly or out-loud, until I start to feel my energy tip the scales back into the positive direction. Your words and actions reflect your inner feelings and thoughts so if you convince yourself to see peace instead, that is exactly what will happen and you remain in control!!

          Try this the next time you become frazzled by something that happens out of your control and remember that the ball is in your court when it comes to deciding your response to it!

Dr Carmen April Speaker          Dr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Young Leader Award Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter.  Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership and Life Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.

You can follow her daily #Leadership insights on Twitter @DrCarmenApril

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

          I post this today to encourage any of you who may feel “stuck” in any area of your life. I’ve certainly been there plenty of times before and will undoubtedly experience it in the future. However, the thing to remember when you feel stuck is to just keep moving. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep moving!

          When I first went off to college, my mom gave me a plaque that had a quote written on it that I will never forget. It says this: “You may not always know the details of your journey or clearly see where your path is leading, but God will always give you enough light to take the next step.” (I’ve actually posted it here on my blog before! It’s a powerful quote which is why I’ve never forgotten it !)

          One step forward leads to another, which leads to another, which leads to another, and pretty soon you will look back and see how far you’ve traveled simply because you had Faith to take the next step and Keep Moving Forward!

            It’s kind of like driving a car in the dark at night. You can only see as far as your headlights allow you to see. However, as long as you just keep on driving, you can make it hundreds of miles and arrive at your destination safely!

Dr Carmen April Speaker          Dr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Young Leader Award Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter.  Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.

You can follow her daily #Leadership insights on Twitter @DrCarmenApril

Seed. Time. Harvest.

Seed. Time. Harvest.

Seed Tme Harvest

          Seed. Time. Harvest is a pretty cool concept to use when talking about FAITH……FAITH that our dreams and desires will manifest for us!

❐ When you are making a request for something you desire to the Universe/God/Spiritual Guide you must 1st get very clear on what you want and then confidently asking for it – You are planting your SEED.

❐ The 2nd step is undoubtedly the hardest because it is a period of waiting/TIME/being patient. It’s a period of time that is out of our control. Albert Einstein once said that “time is but an illusion.”

          You see, we operate on Chronos time. Chronos is where the word “Chronological Time” is derived. Ex – 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, 60 seconds in a minute. 365 days per year. However, our Spirit Guide operates in Kairos time which is very different. Kairos time refers to an appointed time, an opportune moment, or a due season. Kairos time occurs irrespective of Chronos time but is always “right on time”!

          We tend to be impatient and human nature desires that we have what we want when we want it….which is usually right now! However, mastering patience and continuing to stay positive during the “time” part of this algorithm is the key to having a positive outlook on manifesting your dreams and desires.

          A phrase that I’ve heard my mom say from time to time is this …..”just keep living and you’ll learn to trust Him!” There are going to be plenty of these “Seed. Time. Harvest.” opportunities you will experience over the course of your lifetime. Even though the “Time” aspect is usually never comfortable, it is necessary for the processes.

          You can’t plant an apple seed one day and expect a fully grown tree bearing fruit the next day. It doesn’t happen like that. The seed must undergo a process of maturing under just the right conditions to eventually form a thriving Apple Tree – this takes time. The more you learn to trust the “Time” processes, the happier you will be!

❐ The 3rd step is Harvest! This is the part we all try to fast-forward to – receiving that thing/those things we have asked for! This is the stuff dreams and desires are made of – the actualization of them coming true!

          This is the process and there is no way around it. Another way that this phrase has been stated is –> Ask. Believe. Receive. Different words – same concept!

Ask believe Receive

          My advice – become REALLY, REALLY dedicated to praying and meditating your way through the “Time/Believe” part of it and leave the “How” your dreams and Desires will manifest up to the Supreme Authority who knows how to best deliver it to you at the perfect time. Spirit Guide can figure it out much better than you can any day of the week!

Be Blessed!

Dr Carmen April Speaker          Dr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Young Leader Award Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter.  Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.

You can follow her daily #Leadership insights on Twitter @DrCarmenApril

Stay Open to Love

Stay Open to Love

Miracle is on its way

           Love is our highest Power! It is limitless and we can freely give it to everyone and everything we see, encounter and think about! We have the power to sprinkle everything we see and think of on a daily basis with love…….and we will never run out of having more love to give! I LOVE that 🙂 !!!!!

          God is Love. He is the creator of love and commands us to love one another. Again, He gives it to us for free and in an unlimited supply to share with others! Because God is the Creator of Love and He is Love, sharing Love with others draws us closer to Him. It is positive energy that, when shared with others, comes back to us Multiplied!! Miracles will , no doubt, manifest when we choose to follow this great principle.

The more we give, the more we receive!

1 Corinthians 13:13 “Three things will last forever– faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love”

Dr Carmen April Speaker          Dr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Young Leader Award Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter.  Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership and Life Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.

You can follow her daily #Leadership insights on Twitter @DrCarmenApril

Fantasize!

Fantasize!

Fantasize

          When I was a kid, I fantasized all the time about what I would be when I grew up, I fantasized that my baby dolls were members of my family and we would go on amazing adventures together, and about going on trips to Paris, London and imaginary places such as Portebello Road as in one of my favorite movies, Bed Knobs and Broomsticks!!!

          **Note: I always fantasized about being a doctor when I “grew up” and treated my stuffed animals….and my younger brother and sister (LOL)…..like my patients! This is one of the many dreams I fantasized about as a child that came true!!! 🙂

          When we talk about manifesting things in our lives, it’s important that we get in the right mindset and on the right energy vibration through positive thinking to attract those things we want into our lives. A really important component of manifesting your dreams and desires is imagining them and feeling them happening at the PRESENT time…as if they were so, right now! A great way to do this is to FANTASIZE about those dreams and desires and imagine them happening in your present reality!

          I recently got engaged to my totally awesome fiance, Lionel! For so long I have prayed for my husband every day (since I was 20 years old), but it wasn’t until I got very, very clear about about the true desires of my heart and started imagining myself being married, that my fiance showed up into my life and soon after asked me to be his wife!!! ***Note: Our love story gives me butterflies every time I think about it and I will share that soon in another post 🙂

          Note that I said that I imagined myself BEING MARRIED, not dating, not “playing house”, not having a friend to hang out with, not a man to be an emotional space and time filler, but having a HUSBAND and being MARRIED. In my mind, I imagined, fantasized and dreamed of myself as the perfect wife to my husband before I even knew who he was. You see – my audacious faith attracted him into my life. My positive vibes of LOVE on a consistent basis attracted him into my life. My daily affirmation of “My Dreams and Desires are met today” attracted him into my life! Not only did my fiance show up, but he showed up as every desire of my heart that I specifically wrote down in letter to God prior to the beginning of our relationship!

          Always dreamed of taking a trip to Paris?? Purchase a poster of the Eiffel Tower and place it on your fridge or wall in your home. Imagine that you are there standing right in front of the Eiffel Tower. Imagine the sounds of people speaking French in the background, the smell of fresh croissants floating down the street from the corner cafe. Get the picture?? Fantasize. Fantasize. Fantasize about it until your vision becomes reality! (Can you tell that this is one of the trips I’m working on manifesting one day soon? lol)

Fantasize as much as you need to in order to conjure up the feeling of having what you want right now!

Dr Carmen April Speaker          Dr. Carmen April is an entrepreneur and community leader recognized as 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Award (NELA) Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter.  Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership and Life Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.

You can follow her daily #Leadership insights on Twitter @DrCarmenApril