Growth Through Hardships

Things aren’t going well? If you find yourself asking “Why is this happening to me?” often, there are two reasons why:

1. It’s fortifying you

2. It contributes to your growth

We’re not put on Earth to learn lessons. That is most definitely not our purpose. Our purpose is to be creators and work together and be happy as we contribute to the world together. Most may say that is in a perfect world. Whatever you think it it is, it shall be. The world is perfect just as it is, you only have to open your eyes to the beauty that surrounds you and focus on the positive. Sometimes we go through life with the best intentions and wonder why we deserve such pain, most of it is self inflicted when you really think about. How can someone do anything to you? They can do something horrible, sure, we have all experienced pain body individual in our lives that only know how to hurt others and of course you are allowed to go through the motions, but let me ask you, how long do you want to be in that negative space for? All the bad things that happen to you only fortifies you if you allow it to and only when you stop playing vicitim. Just remember that 2 years from now you will look back and it will only be a distant memory and if you allow it, I’m sure it has made you a stronger person and an even stronger person when you thank it for being a past experience and necessary contribution for your growth.

If you find yourself in the same situation again, take this opportunity to deal with it accordingly and from what you have learned from the last experience.  How will you handle it this time? What can you do differently that will bring you a different out come? When you are presented with the same situation again (abusive partner, bad business deal, being ripped off, being backstabbed) and you use your knowledge from the last time it happened, only then does that become wisdom. No matter how many books you have read, how many seminars you have attended, remember thisknowledge is nothing until you apply it to your life. You really haven’t ‘learned’ anything until it is presented to you again. What you do, being as mundane as some of the things seem to be, is all to prepare you for the future. To strengthen you so you can take on what is coming up next for you.

Being aware of the drama you are creating for yourself or for others and let Karma work by herself. If you are not happy where you are now then it is only a decision away to make a change. And if you are not happy where you are NOW, you will not be happy when you get THERE. You will not get anymore in life if you cannot appreciate all that you have now. Does that make sense? There is help everywhere, an unlimited abundance of resources; all you have to do is seek and find and ask and receive. Then there are those people that don’t practice what they preach and sing about love and collaboration when all they do is take and hurt. They are called pain bodies as mentioned before, and that is all they know, and trust me, like attracts like so be very wary of those people and people that are associated with them, guilty by association. I’m not talking about judging but using your common sense and being selective with you who surround yourself with. There is only so much you can do for someone before it starts taking away from you. Remember that helping someone should be rewarding for you within and if it starts to take a toll on your spirit or your bank account it may be time to reconsider your expertise.

Life is a series of events. When you are able to see things coming you will be more prepared and that means using your common sense and instincts. I can’t stress how much the Universe speaks to you daily, you just have to quiet your mind and meditate on  anything you are questioning. When you don’t listen the Universe it eventually screams at you and usually when it’s too late then you have no other choice and are forced to make changes. I have also learned that there are many hints that let you know when something isn’t right. So listen to them and you will find yourself in less sticky situations. When friends and family are telling you something it’s not because they are out to get you, it’s because they care for you. Don’t learn things the hard way. Be open and do your due diligence. Check out source and remember, all hardships are meant for your personal growth. Look beyond the pain and see the light at the end of the tunnel. You can do this because you were meant to handle all that God presents to you.



Vancouver, BC May 9th 5.30 pm – 3.00 am

The 3rd Annual Apres-Work: Spring Fever “Mingle with a Purpose” & Fundraiser for the Amanda Todd Legacy

Please join us Friday, May 9th at Xi Shi Lounge at the Shangri-La Hotel downtown Vancouver from 5:30 pm – 3:00 am for canapes, dueling pianos, a dj, and an auction of amazing prizes. This is a networking event in conjunction with our intent to continue to help families that have suffered a loss due to bullying and continue raising awareness.

Attendance to this event is by DONATION at the door and all prizes auctioned off will go towards the Amanda Todd Legacy. Carol Todd, Amanda’s mother, will be joining us that evening and we know that she will be delighted with the gathering that we are pulling together in such short notice and we would be honoured for you to be part of Amanda’s Legacy for our children and grandchildren. If you are not able to make it but would like to make a donation please visit the Amanda Todd Legacy website –

Let’s get together and network with a purpose and pay it forward because are able to. No matter where you are in the world, no matter what industry you are in, no matter your age, race or beliefs, if you are male or female, whatever you look like, bullying is the most common form of violence in society and it is more prominent with youths ending in deaths. Both the bully and the victim need real attention and help from within and the following factors needs to be investigated: family, school and peer factors.

There are 4 types of abuse through bullying:

emotional || verbal || physical || and with the growth of social networking sites – cyber.

If you have ever experienced verbal harassment, being threatened, physical assault or the act of coercion, then you have been a victim of bullying. Bullies are habitual and they feed off the emotional distraught of their victims and they come from a place of darkness and need just as much help and love as the victims do. It all starts with Self.

We remember the families and loved ones that have lost someone to bullying because they are the ones that are left with the pain and they are in need our help in the continuation to raise this awareness and to have more voices to stand up with them so that no one ever has to experience this in any way. And so this “Mingle with a Purpose” is dedicated to the beloved Amanda Todd.

Amanda Todd, of Coquitlam, BC, was a victim of mobbing which is group of bullies who stalked her and harassed her in cyberspace and then she was physically assaulted in person in the schoolyard. Before Amanda passed away on October 10th, 2012, at the age of 15, she had created a video sharing her painful experiences of being blackmailed, bullied and assaulted in the hopes of saving other youths of similar suffering, you can see her video here:

This video went viral and her mother Carol Todd is now travelling and sharing her story and continuing her legacy by sharing this experience and educating children, teachers and parents on how to recognize this abuse and how to stop it. We are huge advocates in personal development and Self esteem starts from within. And as all factors are being looked at we have to take ownership to ensure that parents, teachers and peers are giving children the right tools to grow within and the right information with an open door policy the minute someone feels that they are being bullied or on their way to be a bully. Cyber collaboration brings social awareness and the ability for all of us to use our voice and educate others on recognizing early signs of this abuse on both sides.

This is just a small part of many steps that need much attention to in order to stop bullying and it is very important that it starts with us and our community. Deejay No Luv from SONIC 104.9FM will be spinning the hits all night long while we mingle with like-mindFUL people and celebrate the abundance of love that we can share with others. Let’s celebrate the power of community and the strength to carry on a legacy that Amanda would have wanted us to be a part of. Thank you, thank YOU, THANK YOU.

With so much love and gratitude,

Carol ToddAdam H. Hurstfield & Rina Chong
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Amanda Todd Legacy website –

Facebook – Amanda Todd Legacy Staying Strong –

Facebook – Amanda Todd Legacy Society

The Amanda Todd Legacy is a foundation that the Inspiration and Influence Conference supports. Save the date for October 18th & 19th for this Calgary weekend conference where you are given the tools and skillsets to further yourself in all pillars of life.

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Thoughts are Things

Whatever you put your mind to, it has to be happy, positive reinforcing thoughts. No matter who you pray to, with, for, or what you wish for yourself or for anyone, friend or foe, your thought is a formless subtstance but it is a substance in which all things are formed.

The way anyone does anything is a result of the way they think about things which leads them to how they do things which creates the truth of their reality. Things are made up by thoughts. Your body is made up of your thoughts. Your entire life is made up from your thoughts. All that was imagined is put into fruition.

When a producer has a thought about a movie, he puts those thoughts into action and that movie is created with other forms of thoughts that he shared in order to create the whole production.  Just like how a house is built by thoughts and the creation of other thoughts put into the plan. So much like your life! The only way that your ideas or dreams that you thoguht of will not work are your limitations to it not working out so if you want it work out think that they will. You thought it, therefore it can be real. Believe and take action because THOUGHTS ARE THINGS AND SO ARE DREAMS.

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