The Expectation Trap!


If you are looking for love, increased financially prosperity or fully restored health, let go of all of your expectations where those things and/or answers will come from.

If you expect a certain person to love you, you limit God's ability to bring into your life the very best person to love you.

If you expect a certain medicine or doctor to cure you, you limited God's ability to bring into your life the very best doctor, medicine or healing method you need that will cure you.

If you expect to make an abundance of money in a certain way or through certain people, you limited God's ability to provide you with the very best ways and and to bring into your life the very best people who will assist you in making the abundance of money you desire.

Releasing expectations and stay opening (keeping your options open) allows God to work behind the scenes of your life organzing events that will produce the greatest benefits for you.

Have expectations that your dreams will come true but don't have expectations that a particular person or situation will make your dreams come true for you.

Related Message:

God needs your permission!


Your DO WANT List....


"Whatever you focus your attention on, in your life, expands.... so FOCUS on what you DO WANT rather than what you don't want."

Anything you can do or read that makes you focus on your DO WANTS will make FOCUSING on your WANTS easier and easier until it becomes an automatic habit of thought and pushes all the things you don't want, in your life, out of your mind altogether...

You can continually add things to your WANT LIST, as needed. and even repeat wants on your list. using different words. This especially true when your energy is being pulled in a negative direction and you need an additional BOOST in being pulled in the direction of your WANTS.

Refresher messages:

Dare to DREAM!
Visualize Your BIG WANT!
Is it possible???
Dealing with your Thoughts
Changing your Reality
Achieving MASTERY
Prayer of Gratitude
The Prayer that Works - Part II
The Prayer that Works
The "Steering Wheel." of our Life.
Focus on what you DO WANT!
A Thought that RULES our Life.
Your Intention


Have you created you want list?

Post your WANT list by clicking on the comment link below..... The more I know about what you want, the easier it will be for me to give you more specific information about making your wants of today your reality of tomorrow.


Just for Today

Focus on what you DO WANT .....

and pay no attention at all to what you don't want...

If you don't have enough money today, don't focus on the lack of money.

Instead, focus on an abundance of money, which is what you DO WANT....

Focusing on DO WANTS will make you feel good about yourself and whatever you focus your attention on most of the time will come true for you.

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Repetition, Focus, focus, FOCUS

Repetition, Focus, focus, FOCUS

Educational studies show that if you are exposed to a new idea one time that within two weeks you will forget 98% of that idea. On the other hand, if you are exposed to that same new idea at least six times over a period of six weeks, you will remember 68% of that new idea for the rest of your life.

Spaced Repetition is the fundamental way we learned our ABC's, our 123's and just about everything else in life from riding a bike to playing the piano. Repetition WORKS!

With that thought in mind, you will see many messages on this site dealing with the spiritual principle of focusing on what you DO WANT!

Whatever you FOCUS your attention on the most, in your life, will EXPAND and you will have more of what you focused your attention on.

On the other hand, whatever you take your focus or ATTENTION off of will disappear from your life, as if by magic, however magic has nothing to do with it.

Related Message:

Are you Disturbed by Negativity???



If the word fabulous doesn't work for you, try one of these words:

aces, amazing, astonishing, astounding, bang-up, best, breathtaking, cool, crack, dilly, doozie, extravagant, fab, fantastic, first class, gone, greatest, groovy, immense, in spades, inconceivable, incredible, legendary, marvelous, mind-blowing, out-of-this-world, outrageous, peachy, phenomenal, primo, prodigious, rad, remarkable, spectacular, striking, stupendous, super, superb, terrific, top drawer, tops, turn-on, unbelievable, unreal, wicked, wondrous.

In the spirit of play, life is fabulous. It is when we take ourselves too seriously, especially our thoughts, that we lose touch with the magic, wonder and awe that life really is!

Come with me, a journey back in time when things were different for us!

As little kids....before our heads were filled with stuff that troubled us, life was fabulous. We didn't have much of a past to think about so we weren't burdened down by the past. The future wasn't something we concerned ourselves with because there was so much in the PRESENT MOMENT that "captivated" our attention and interest.

Life was so simple back then until we developed a thinking if a thinking mind is something to be proud of having. A thinking mind for most people is a troubled mind, always worried about something, always trying to figure out the answer to something and rarely, if ever, interested in being fully PRESENT in this moment of time.

This moment of time is all we have.

This moment of time is the only real moment in time.

All other moments are either memories from our past or imagined thoughts about our future.

Dropping our thoughts about the past and not concerning ourselves too much with the future sets us free to experience the magic of life again and know that in this very moment of time, life is FABULOUS for us!


Simple Advice about Advice

There is a lot of good advice, available from variety of sources, about changing your thinking so you can get what you want. However, too much advice is not a good thing. It has a tendency to confuse people, scatter their thinking thereby making it difficult for people to simply focus on what they want.

If searching for information about how to get what you want doesn't make you feel good, don't do it. If reading about methods, formulas and techniques on how to change your thinking in order to get what you want doesn't make you feel good, don't do it.

Having a clear picture of what you want is really all that is required. Another way of saying this is do what you love and all the good things, your heart desires, will come into your life.


What is a belief?


A belief is anything you "judge" to be true.

If you believe your thoughts will change your circumstances, they will.

However, if you "unconsciously" believe your thoughts won't change your circumstances, you can change your thoughts all day long and your circumstances will never change.

Read Related Message:

A "Change Your Thinking" Trap


Dare to DREAM!

Dare to dream, dare to dream big. People dream but the problem is they won't give themselves permission to dream BIG!

My attitude is, if other people want to dream small and live a life of scarcity, lack and never having what they truly want in their life, I don't have to and neither do you when you:

DARE TO.....



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Visualize Your BIG WANT!


Visualize Your BIG WANT!

Can you visualize what you want?

Can you visualize your BIGGEST WANT.

Your most DESIRED want, your most DARING want?

Can you make what you want, in your mind'e eye, REAL to you..... If you can, what you WANT will become your REALITY guaranteed!

See what I am in the process of visualizing for myself. (click on link below). When you click on this link, give it a few seconds to fully load and then visualize yourself sharing it with me.


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What is a True Friend?

A true friend never pulls you down, never makes you feel negative in any way and never makes you doubt yourself. A true friend unconditionally supports your most outrageous wants and dreams and is your #1 cheerleader in making sure your wants and dreams become your REALITY.


Who Wants!

Who want more love, health, happiness and money in their life?

You can have it by FOCUSING on what you DO WANT!

Put 100% of your ATTENTION on what you DO WANT and you will have it.

Everytime you feel the least bit drained or negative that is an ALERT SIGNAL to "focus" on what you DO WANT...

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Focus on what you DO WANT!

Click on the comment link and post your WANTS.......

Giving up Negativity!

You can become "negative free" but that won't happen until you are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the negativity within you and in the people around you.

Negativity has only one purpose and that purpose is to convince you that you have no power at all to change your experience of life from one of negativity to one of happiness, joy, prosperity and love in abundance all the time.

If you decide to give up negativity, don't fight with it that only makes it stronger, instead release it!

Releasing it by FOCUSING on what you DO WANT and how your "do wants" will make you FEEL when they begin showing up in your life.

Related Message:

Are you Disturbed by Negativity???


Are you Disturbed by Negativity???

When you find yourself disturbed by the negativity in the people around you, that is a sign you are looking outside yourself for what you want rather than going within and creating it for yourself. Whatever you create on the inside of yourself will reflect itself back to you in your outer world. Life mirrors our thoughts and reflects back to us exactly what we think and it does so without fail, every single time......

The Opportunity in Negativity

The Negativity around us is an opportunity to practice taking our focus off of what we DON'T want and "re-focusing our attention" on what we DO WANT which is happiness, love, prosperity and joy in abundance...

Related message:

Focus on what you DO WANT!


I can guarantee you if you send me a list of what you DO WANT, at least one of those things will come true for you within 30 days.... To send me your list of DO WANTS, Click Here



A Christmas Story

I once knew a little boy, who turned into a man, who couldn't succeed at what he loved doing no matter how hard he tried and couldn't get a lucky break no matter what he did.

He was persistent and never gave up until one day, Christmas Eve to be exact, his heart stopped beating. A heart broken down by years of disappointment at never being successful at what he loved doing, at what he did best.

While he was lying on the table being pronounced dead by the doctor in the emergency room of a Chicago hospital, something was happening the doctor could not see.

The man found himself floating out of his body as an Angel stood by his side. Bewildered and in tears he was surprised that he rated an Angel at the time of his demise.

"Are you ready to take a journey with me," the Angel asked?

With sadness in his eyes, the man said yes but secretly wished for another chance to try one more time to be a success at what he loved doing, at what he did best.

The Angel read his thoughts and told him a secret about being the success he dreamed of becoming that stopped him dead in his tracks that Christmas Eve.

When you were young, people shamed you all the time. They killed off your heart and most of your soul and that's why you haven't succeeded. You buried those feelings alive and they tripped you up every step you took and you tried too hard and pushed success away from your door.

The shame you felt, that you denied, had hidden within it a secret command that allowed you to succeed at what others wanted you to do but not at what you did best. You see if you succeeded, you would feel that shame again, from the past, and wished you were dead.

Your fear of that feeling ran your life and undermined your every attempt to succeed at what you loved to do, at what you did the best. If you became successful at what you did, the shame you buried, as a little boy, would still be alive. Although success would be yours, the emptiness caused by shame from your past would prompt you to commit suicide instead of calling out to God for help in healing your past.

God loved you too much to allow you to end your life that way and that's why God stopped the beating of your heart and sent me to meet you instead. Now that you know the problem and what needs to be done, go back to earth and face your feelings of shame head on and the success you have always wanted will be yours, knocking on your door.

And with those words spoken from the Angel by his side, the man woke up Christmas morning, not on a table in a hospital morgue but from out of a dream, finding himself lying on his bed.

After the Christmas holidays, with a new understanding of what stopped him in the past, everything he touched was a success. When he felt shame from the past he replaced it with the "gift of love" that came to him in his dream that Christmas eve, the night he thought he had died and found an Angel by his side.

The Little Boy Who Did... (A Christmas Story) © 2005 Frederick Zappone, Spiritual Success Club. All Rights Reserved.


Is it possible???


"Is it possible that we're so conditioned to our daily lives, so conditioned to the way we create our lives, that we buy the idea that we have no control at all? We've been conditioned to believe the external world is more real than the internal world. This new model of science, (Quantum Physics), says just the opposite. It says what's happening within us will create what's happening outside of us." - Dr. Joseph Dispenza

This quote from Dr. Joseph Dispenza is courtesy of Inner Vibes Marketing. They have a monthly e-zine you can subscribe to called the Prosperity Prophet. When you click on their link it will pop up in a separate window so be sure your pop up blocker is off for this site.


"Life mirrors our thoughts and reflects back to us,
in material things, exactly what we think." - Frederick Zappone

Approve of your shortcomings

If you want your weaknesses or shortcomings to dissolve or disappear from your life, approve of them.

Things about yourself, you don't approve of, have power over you and run your life. They not only run your life but the conditions about yourself, you don't approve of, persist!

Approving of your shortcomings and weakenesses makes it easier for you to release them when you are no longer interested in using them as a way of taking care of yourself.

Did God say this?

I will make you in my image and likeness and endow you with my creative powers. The power I give you is non-judgmental, it will act on your positive thoughts as well as your negative thoughts and bring into your life what you think about the most.

The same power that creates good in your life also creates the bad.

Use it wisely



The Past is Dead!

Dragging our past "failures, set backs and disappointments" into our present moments of living greatly influences how our future will turn out.

The past is dead and if it isn't dead for you, release it now. If you don't release it, your past memories (a collection of your thoughts) will convince you that nothing will change for you in the future. If you become convinced of that, nothing will change and things will remain the same for you.

Each MOMENT is brand new and fresh and in each moment we have the opportunity to make our future different from our past, that is, if we will allow our past to remain where it belongs, in the past.

Are thoughts the problem???

I am discovering that many people have "the thought" that their thoughts have very little to do with the cirumstances of their life.

Apparently, people believe more in "the thought" that things happen to them by randomness and chance and than because of the thoughts they think.

If you are having problems getting in touch with and understanding how powerful your thoughts are in creating the circumstances you have today. please post a comment telling me so. That way I can address your concerns and support you in reclaiming your authentic power that you, unwittingly, gave away to others during your growing up years.

You can post a comment anonymously, if you wish, by clicking on the comment link below.

Frederick Zappone


God needs your permission!

When you cannot change some situation or circumstance in your life that you want to change, God can make those changes for you.

God has your best interests at heart and he will give you what you want or something better, that is, if you trust him enough to let him make changes in your life.

However, God cannot make changes, in your life. without your permission.

You see, it is not God's nature to force his will upon anyone otherwise it would negate or cancel out the "gifts" of free will and power of choice he gave to each of us at the time of our birth.


Imagine this.

What would happen if we decided to take our military budget of over 400 billions dollars and instead of spending it on guns, bullets and bombs, we spent it on feeding and clothing our enemies and educating them in concepts of harmony, abundance, cooperation and good will towards all people. Imagine what a difference that would make.

The mind set to kill and do violence to another is a learned concept. What is learned can be unlearned and replaced with higher values that benefit all mankind rather than just a privileged few.

There is a bill in congress right now to create the Dept. of Peace that would be equal to the Dept. of Defense in power and scope. It can become a reality in our government, but each of us must do our part by creating the "political will" of the people to make it happen. For more information about this campaign, click on the link below

Department of Peace - The Peace Alliance

Campaign lobbying for the establishment of a new US department that would focus on nonmilitary conflict resolutions, violence prevention, and justice.

God and the Universe


God's point of view is about "oneness" with everyone and everything while people who come from a fear based way of thinking are threatened by the concept of "oneness"

When we live coming from a state of oneness with everyone and everything, we live in harmony and cooperation with all things.

Imagine if the stars and planets didn't live in harmony and cooperation with one another, what chaos that would be. Jupiter would try to dominate Mercury and Mars would control the earth and Saturn would be in there too, fighting for it share of the universe that it could call its own.

If you want to find God's laws and the will of God, look to the universe. His will and laws are in plain view for those with a sincere desire to think more like God thinks.


Changing the World

Changing the world is a process and it is changed one person at a time....until we reach critical mass and then the rest of the world changes automatically.

The world will not change until spiritual people become intellectually strong enough to stand up to people who control this world irresponsibly with money, power, guns, bullets and bombs.

People in power live in fear and do not truly know that God is on there side because if they did, they would have no need to use money and power to control, dominate and manipulate those who are not as intellectually strong as they are.

Being an intellectually strong person is not about intelligence, it is about being able to communicate your spiritual point of view with clarity and conviction and being fearless when you communicate your God given point of view to others.


You have rights

If you believe that you must put other people first all the time, you are violating the second great commandment. The second commandment implores you to:

"Love your neighbor as much as yourself"

This commandment does not state to love your neighbor more than yourself.

People who love their neighbor more than themselves are some of the nicest and sweetest people I know. They are also some of the biggest victims and martyrs I have ever met.

As a spiritual person, you have rights and putting yourself first is one of those rights!

A Quote About Motivation


If, during your growing up years, you were motivated by criticism and abuse, chances are, that is how you motivate yourself.

A Quote about Blame.


"Blaming yourself for anything only has one purpose, to insure that you will feel guilty about something you can not change."

A Baby's Approach to Success

"Success is Failure Turned Inside Out."

As far as I can tell, no one learns from their successes. It is our failures that teach us what it takes to succeed in life. It is experiencing failing at relationships and learning from them that allows us to have the best relationships of them all. It is falling on our face financially that allows us to experience prosperity in abundance. Failure is not something to fear, it is something to learn from and then move through it to the other side.

Babies fail 100% of the time in their initial attempts to walk, talk and read. It is through their failures that they learn from their mistakes and eventually achieve success in these areas of their life. The difference between a baby and an adult, when it comes to failure, is that babies don't judge the idea of failing. In fact, the concept of failure is foreign to them.

When a baby starts walking and falls on its butt, time and time again, they have no concept that they failed. For babies, failure is a "life experience," without judgment.

On the other hand, adults have lots of judgments about failure. An adult sees failure as a statement about themselves. Adults take failure to mean they are inadequate, not smart enough, not deserving or lacking in some area of their lives. This is simply not true.

Can you imagine being an adult and having to learn how to walk, talk and read for the first time. Oh, how painful that would be... The pain would be a result of our notions about failure rather than the actual experience itself.

A baby doesn't think about walking, it just does it using the trial and error method. On the other hand, as an adult with a fully developed logical mind we would sit there and think about all the risks involved in walking before even attempting to take our first steps.

Imagine yourself as a adult sitting on the floor getting ready to learn to walk.

"Hmm, I watched my brother learn to walk. The first time he stood up, he fell down and started crying. I don't want to get hurt so I am not sure whether I even want to walk. On the other hand, if I learn to walk I could move around the house faster and explore more things that interest me. However, I remember my brother walking into the closet and closing the door on himself. He couldn't get out and started crying again. I'll bet it was dark and scary in that closet. I don't want that to happen to me but if I did learn to walk I could find out what my mother keeps up on the kitchen table that she won't let me see. Is it worth the risk??? I remember the other day, my brother was walking and he tripped. He received a big bump on his head when the wall wouldn't move out of his way. He really cried that time. Hmm, it seems to me the risks involved in learning to successfully walk aren't worth it to me."

As silly as this little story may sound to you, that is exactly the way adults think when it comes to doing the things, in life, they really want to do. Fear of failure stops most adults in their tracks and that's why only a handful of people succeed in making their most heartfelt dream coming true.

Remember this, you pay the price of failure every single day, of your life, when you deprive yourself of the right to have what it is you want out of life. On the other hand, you pay the price of success only once when you go after what you want and don't stop until you achieve it. In addition, the knowledge you acquire and the skills you develop along the way can never be taken away from you.

When it comes to achieving what you want out of life, think more like a baby, don't think at all, just do it. Thinking about things is fine, to a point, but it is taking ACTION that make dreams come true.

When I was younger and stuck in a rut of indecisiveness and paralyzed by my own doubts and fears my Dad said something to me. What he said empowers me to this day, over 30 years after he shared his simple wisdom with me.

"Do something, even if it is wrong, do something!"

Following his advice, when in doubt, I take ACTION and do something even if that "something" turns out to be the wrong. As I discovered, taking action, even if I am not sure it is the right action, dissolves fear and doubt instantly. Taking action builds confidence and if the action turns out to be wrong, I learn from it and learn what the right thing is to do. When I do nothing, I learn nothing at all and the dreams I am dreaming never come true.

The Laws of Wellness

Today, I want to share with you some powerful and life affirming quotations from Greg Anderson's book titled: The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness. These quotations will make a difference in your life. Mr. Anderson's book is available through Amazon.Com or at your local book store. - Frederick Zappone


• Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.

• Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!

• You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time...The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones.

• The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.

• When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.

• When we blame, we give away our power.

• The supply of misery, pain, and suffering is unlimited. But so is the supply of pleasure, contentment, and fulfillment. It is we who do the rationing. Ration no more! Capture wellness this instant! This instant is all there is. Live it!

• Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.

• Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.

• Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don't have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it.

• Think "impossible" and dreams get discarded, projects get abandoned , and hope for wellness is torpedoed. But let someone yell the words "It's possible," and resources we hadn't been aware of come rushing in to assist us in our quest. I believe we are all potentially brilliant and creative--but only if we believe it, only if we have an attitude of positive expectancy toward our ideas, and only if we act on them.

• Our lives can be powerfully shaped by what we long to become. I believe the dream of what might be is more important than the record of what has been. We must, however, be serious about that vision.

• When we serve with depth and sincerity, we get a glimpse of the essential quality of who we really can become.

Seeing LIFE Clearly

See life clearly and you will never be upset.

See what is there and not what you wish to be there and life will never fool you.

See life through your preconceived expectations as to how you think life should be and you will experience a lot of upset.

What people do is the truth; what people say is not always the truth.

If what a person says and does are consistent, you can trust that person. If what a person says and does are inconsistent, be vigilant.

The ability of people to be fooled by the words of others, repeatedly, is the source of much of the hurt and disappointment people experience in life.

Words may sound good but it is what people do that determines if their words "are" good.

You can tell what people's INTENTIONS in life are by what they pay ATTENTION to. If people pay attention to the negative things in life, their intention is to live a negative life.

Your THOUGHTS are the POWER behind everything you experience in life.

Underestimating the power of thought to create reality is the only real weakness human beings have. All other weaknesses are a result of underestimating this power.

Be in control of your thoughts and you will be in control of your destiny.

You control your thoughts by acting on the ones that inspire you and allowing the ones that do not to pass you by.

You have no control, whatsoever, over the words and actions of others. On the other hand, you do have total control over your words and actions. Use that power wisely and everything you dream your life can be has the potential to become your future reality.



Difficult Problems???

Are you experiencing difficult problems in your life? Are circumstances overwhelming you? Are you feeling hopeless or in despair...... I can change all of that for you.

I have shared this prayer before but I am compelled to share it again because this is the most powerful prayer I have ever prayed because it WORKS!

"Thank you God for helping me to understand
that this problem has already been solved for me."

If you are going through a dark period in your life, this prayer is the answer.

Dwell on it, FOCUS on it.....repeat it as often as necessary and the understanding will come to you that your problem is SOLVED.

For more insights into this prayer click on these links

The Prayer that Works

The Prayer that Works - Part II

If you use this prayer and do not experience immediate relief, post a comment at the end of this message and let me know so I can respond with additional messages on this site and coach you so you receive as much benefit from this prayer as I do. - Frederick Zappone

Dealing with your Thoughts

Many thoughts will pass through your mind during the course of the day. Many of those thoughts are not your thoughts. They are thoughts of other people you heard, were taught or picked up from a variety of sources during the course of your lifetime.

While we do not necessarily have control over all the thoughts that show up in our mind, we do have a choice over which thoughts we will dwell on and which thoughts we will dismiss.

Any thoughts that distress you, weaken you or makes you feel less than the powerful, magnificent, lovable person that you are should be dismissed for they are not from the "organizing intelligence of the universe" that I call God.

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Changing your Reality


Changing your Reality

Note to Spiritual Success Club members. Before I created the Spiritual Success Club, this site was called Spiritual Reflections and it was a free site. It is no longer free, it is a "members only" site with membership dues of $3.95 a month. In some of the older messages you will see reference to the old site and links to pages that requested donations. Simple ignore those references since they no longer apply. - Frederick Zappone


The key to changing your reality is using the spiritual principle of living a FOCUSED life. In other words, always FOCUS on what you DO want and pay no attention at all to those things in your life you DON'T want. The negativism in your life will clamor for your attention but it is important you pay it no attention at all

Instead, FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION only on those thoughts that make you feel lighthearted. This takes practice and, with the passing of time, it will become easier and easier for you to focus on thoughts that allow you to create your future life exactly the way you want it to be.

Never FOCUS on HOW you will create the life you want. Focus on the end result. Focus on the mental picture of living the life you want filled with all the love, health, prosperity you can handle. Focus the power of your mind on your destination and not how you will get there.

The more you focus your ATTENTION on the life you want and put no energy into the life you have, the easier it will be for the "universal intelligence" to guide and help you get there with no unnecessary effort or struggle on your part required.

The power of Focus is AMAZING, ASTONISHING and BREATHTAKING. The links below will give you several examples, from my own life, of just how powerful living a focused life is.

Bless it Results

Creating Miracles, A.S.

Miracles, A.S.

Final Miracle Step

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Achieving MASTERY

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P.S. The shortcut to creating the life you want is to do what you love doing. In other words, follow your bliss and all good things will be added to you.



Achieving MASTERY

Mastering the "art of focusing" on what you do want takes practice. You are already a master of focusing on what you don't want.....and that is why life has become burdensome and difficult for you.

The Spiritual Principle of living a FOCUSED life is everything you need know to literally create miracles in your life. There are over 300 articles on this site and every one them will reinforce your thinking so you focus on what you DO WANT rather than what you don't want.

Focus on what you DO WANT and leave what you "don't want" alone.

The moment you put any attention on what you don't want, you give those thoughts power to manifest themselves into your life over and over and over again...


on what you DO WANT......and FOCUS only that.....

Read related message as often as necessary
to help you achieve mastery in this area of your life.

Focus on what you DO WANT!



Prayer of Gratitude

When we express a sincere prayer of gratitude to God for what we have, it guarantees God will give us more.

For a moment, pretend you are God. Who would you bless more often, people who are grateful for what they do have or people who are ungrateful?

I don't know about you but I am attracted to people who are grateful and find myself pushed away from people who are ungrateful.

How do feel about people who are always whining, complaining and never grateful for what they do have? If you are like me, it annoys you and you don't want to give them anything until they are grateful for what they have. That is how God operates with us!

"When we are ungrateful for what we have, we blind ourselves from seeing all the ways God is working in our lives to give us all the good things our heart desires"

I am grateful for many things in my life but the one thing I am most grateful for is a simple two line prayer I discovered that has made all the difference in my life. Click on the link to read this prayer: The Prayer that Works - Frederick Zappone

The Prayer that Works - Part II

Life is easy for me and then I made the choice to take on several problems that other people, in my life, were having great difficulty dealing with.

These problems include a major health problem my 85 year old mother is experiencing, a very difficult money problem my best friend is experiencing and taking care of my dad who is dying from a broken heart.

My dad is dying because his wife (my mother) of 65 years is no longer able to live with him due to the fact she is in a rehabilitation hospital sixty miles away from where we live, a trip that is too far for my 90 year old father to take.

I noticed shortly after I took on these problems, my life moved from being easy to being difficult and extremely stressful. I like living the easy life and searched for an answer that would allow my life to, once again, be easy for me in spite of the responsibilities I choose to put upon my shoulders.

The answered showed up in the form of a simple but powerful prayer that is working MIRACLES in my life. I repeat this prayer the instant my responsibilities feel like a burden to me rather than a joy. I repeat this prayer, over and over again, as I drift off to sleep, I repeat it, over and over again, when I wake up on the morning and several times during the day, as needed.

The results of saying this prayer is, in spite of my responsibilities, I am becoming more serene and peaceful than I ever imagined possible under such difficult circumstances. In addition, people are, unexpectedly, showing up in my life to help me manage and solves these difficult problems.

As a consequence of saying this prayer, my mother is showing more improvement than the doctor's thought possible. This progress is lifting up my Dad's spirits and my best friend's difficult financial problems have become very manageable.

I dare say, once you make this powerful two line prayer, a habit of thought, you too will experience peace and serenity regardless of how difficult your circumstances might be. You will also experience God working behind the scenes to help you manage and solve your problems. That is how powerful my experience of this prayer is.

To read the prayer, click on the link below

The Prayer that Works



The Prayer that Works

I posted this prayer in a prior message but it is worth posting again:

"Thank you God for helping me to understand
that this problem has already been solved for me."

The immediate result of repeating this prayer frequently is that you will begin having insights, flashes and intuitive hints that your problem is, indeed, already solved for you.

Repeating this prayer the moment a problem troubles you will dissolve the power your problem has over you and the moment God grants you the understanding you seek, your problem will disappear from your life INSTANTLY.

That is how powerful this prayer has been in my own life......

The "Steering Wheel." of our Life.

Thoughts are the "Steering wheel" of our life.

Feelings are the fuel that energize both "positive and negative" thoughts and determines which destination we will end up at; Destination Success or Destination Failure.

The Power of Focus allows us to energize both positive and negative thoughts and the choice of which thoughts we will energize is always up to us.

FOCUS on thoughts that create positive feelings and those feelings will automatically guide you to the fulfillment of your heart's desire. Negative thoughts focused on create negative feelings that take you away from your heart's desire.

Feelings are our internal compass. Positive feelings tells us we are going in the the direction of our dreams. Negative feelings alert us to the fact that we are moving further away from our dreams.

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Focus on what you DO WANT!


Focus on what you DO WANT!

There is a spiritual principle, that works every single time without fail, that states:

Whatever you FOCUS your ATTENTION on, in life, EXPANDS and whatever you take your FOCUS or ATTENTION off of, in life, disappears.

For example, when you FOCUS on thoughts of scarcity of money, lack of love or ill health those things EXPAND in your life and you end up having more of what you don't want or things stay the same for you. If you take your FOCUS or ATTENTION off of lack of love, scarcity of money or ill health, those things will disappear from your life.

If you have conditions in your life such as lack and scarcity of love, health or money, I suggest every time those conditions trouble you that you "write out" what it is you that "do want" to FOCUS your attention on in your life such as money in abundance, love to overflowing or fully restored health.

Writing crystallizes thought and makes your INTENTION to change FOCUS more real to you. Anything you can do that will help you take your FOCUS off of what you don't want and place your FOCUS on what you "DO WANT", will create miracles in your life.

FOCUS is magical, its power should never be underestimated.

If you master the "art of focusing" on what you DO WANT rather than what you DON'T WANT, all of your dreams will come true effortlessly.

If you use this proven writing technique to support you in CHANGING YOUR FOCUS, at first it might seem awkward or silly to you. In fact, you might not even believe this simple method will work. You don't have to believe it will work because the truth believed is a lie, you can only experience the truth. And the truth you want to experience is abundance in all areas of your life including love, health and money...

Read related messages dealing with changing your FOCUS.

Your Intention

Taking a Mental Stand

Pay Attention Please!

Focus on what you want. - Part II

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A Thought that RULES our Life.

There is a thought that RULES our lives. It is an unconscious thought, one that I want to bring to your attention by asking you a very thought provoking question.

Are you ruled by "what you think" other people think of you?

Think about that for a moment! Is your life ruled by "what you think" other people "think about you"? I didn't realize until this morning that many people's lives are ruled by "what they think" other people "think of them" and worst part is, people don't realize they think this way.

For example, my thinking about such subjects as God, money, love, health and relationship matters are not the traditional ways of thinking about these subjects. And although I have no problem writing about my "cutting edge" insights on these topics and sharing them with others, I have been ruled by the "unconscious thought" that folks disapprove of my writings because I don't think like they do on these important subjects.

By thinking that way, unconsciously, I have been sending energy out into the universe asking people to disapprove of my writing by not purchasing my publications and that is exactly what has happened in my life.

That self-realization has great implications in my life as a spiritual writer. I now see how I have been unconsciously visualizing people not purchasing my writings and as a result of thinking that way, people haven't been purchasing them.

Granted some people have purchased my publications but that's because I have had a conscious thought that people do approve of my writings that is not nearly as powerful as my unconscious thought that people disapprove of them. When it comes to a difference of opinion between our conscious thoughts and unconscious thoughts, unconscious thoughts RULE!

I feel a great deal of relief this morning knowing what I have been doing, on the unconscious level, that has prevented my publications from becoming bestsellers. This realization allows me to replace my "unconscious" self defeating thought with the conscious thought that people approve of my writings therefore sending good energy out into the universe that will attract people to my publication in greater numbers.


"Unconscious thoughts that do not serve us cause us pain. This is nature's way of waking us up and make us consciously aware of those thoughts that have been defeating us."

Once we are aware of thoughts that have been defeating us, it is easy to replace them with conscious thoughts that allow us to be victorious."


Your Intention

Your intention creates what you want in your life. A clear intention of what you want acting like a powerful magnet will attract into your life the people and circumstances you need in order to make what you want your reality.

Focus on your INTENTION, and not on what you do...

A winner in any sport can be a technically inferior player but if his INTENTION is to win, he will win every time over a technically superior player who doesn't have the intention to win...

That's why, sometimes, you see people you judge as stupid or dumb becoming rich and famous while other people who are smart and intelligent do not.

The Difference is INTENTION.

You, Doctors & Body Wisdom

Have you noticed when you get a throbbing headache or feel pressure in your chest that doesn't immediately go away, the thoughts you think. They are usually the worst kind of thoughts.

"Oh my God, I might be having a heart attack, a stroke or some other disease."

Everything that was programmed into our mind about the pain or discomfort we feel in our body makes us think the worst kinds of thoughts. Those thoughts are what motivate us to see a doctor.

The moment we have some kind of pain or weakness in our body, that doesn't immediately go away, we begin to judge it and think the worst about it.

When our thoughts about the pain we are experiencing in our body become negative enough we take ourselves to see a "doctor of medicine". Unfortunately we are taking ourselves to doctors who treat the body and not the thoughts that produced the aches and pains in our body in the first place.

The belief systems we have about the aches and pains in our body are primary diseased oriented thoughts. We are not programmed to believe that the aches and pain we feel in our body are a direct result of the thoughts we think and if we change our thoughts, the aches and pains we feel in our body will disappear instantly.

When I have ache or pain in my body that doesn't go away, I consult with a "doctor of thought", not a doctor of medicine and I dare say I have access to the best doctor of thought available anywhere.

My "Doctor of Thought" deals with the "root" cause of my aches and pains which are my thoughts. The moment the doctor correct my thinking, the ache or pain I was experiencing in my body immediately vanishes.

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Thoughts & the Body


Thoughts & the Body

All thoughts have consequences. The first place we feel those consequences are in our body. Notice how thoughts that lift your spirits up make your body feel and then notice how thoughts that pull your spirit down make your body feel.

Thoughts "imprint themselves" on the cells of our body. Positive thoughts make the cells of our body feel alive and vital. Negative thoughts do the opposite.

Thoughts that strengthen us "expand" the cells of our body and make us feel light-hearted and carefree. Thoughts that weaken us "contract" the cells of our body and make us feel stressed out, unhappy or depressed.

Too many negative thoughts eventually weaken the body and that is when the body becomes ill at ease with itself and this results in the body experiencing sickness and disease.

Thoughts have consequences and the first place we feel those consequences is in our body.



God told her what to do...

"God told her what to do in order to make her dreams come true but her doubts about God made her constantly check up on God and that's why her dreams never came true."

Quit Checking up on God

Quit Checking up on God

If you trust that God will deliver to you the desire's of your heart, quit checking up on God to see if he is doing his work. If you trust God to deliver, then you don't have to look for evidence that God is working on your behalf. Every time you look for evidence that God is working to bring your good to you, you have grabbed your desire back from God.....and when you do that, God can't fulfill his promise to you.

Do you think God is some kind of cruel and insenstive god? A God who would plant a desire in your heart and then not make it possible for the desire he planted in your heart to become the reality of your life? If you have doubts about God's desire to give you all the good things you want, in life, read related message dealing with doubt:

Stupid Devil!

Stupid Devil!

I don't know if there is a devil in the form of a person for I have never seen the devil in person. However, there is a devil but I call him by a different name. I call him DOUBT!

Any thought that makes you doubt God's unconditional love for you, is the devil.

Any thought that makes you doubt the love, guidance and protection God offers you on a moment by moment basis is the devil.

Any thought that make you doubt what a magnificent, loving, caring human being you are, is the devil. The next time you have doubts about how much God loves you and how much God desires to give you all the good things you want in your life, remember the devil's real name, DOUBT!

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By Choice, I am Powerless


By Choice, I am Powerless

I made the decision to give up my power in order to experience God's power working in my life.

What I could do for myself with my power was little compared to the MIRACLES God has done for me with his power.

I work in partnership with God and only act on those "impulses and thoughts" that make me feel loved, guided and protected by God's power and discard all the rest. Making the choice to be powerless has granted me access to God's power that makes all things possible.

God loves us

There is no doubt in my mind that God loves us. In fact, he adores us. We are his children, he created us and only wants the very best for us....

All that is required on our part is to turn over to God what troubles us and God will turn our troubles into something good for us... However, he can't turn our troubles into something good for us until we release our troubles to him.

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Taking a Mental Stand

Taking a Mental Stand

Take the mental stand that everything that happens in your life is because God loves you regardless of the circumstances that show up in your life that you judge as unpleasant, undesirable or bad.

Suspend or give up your judgments about your circumstances and you will see "GREAT GOOD" come to you from those circumstances you previously judged as unpleasant, undesirable or bad.

When we suspend or give up our judgments about our circumstances, we are releasing them to God to turn them into good things for us.



A Problem Solving Prayer

The one most extraordinary prayer I have ever heard is one sentence I find myself saying continually throughout my life:

"Thank you God for helping me to understand that this problem has already been solved for me."

This prayer has moved me through the most difficult moments in my life into peace and equanimity and even serenity. - Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God


FYI - I have used a version of this prayer for years but could never put it into words as concisely as this one. I found the concise version of the prayer I use this morning up on a web site called: A Word Fitly Spoken Magazine and wanted to share it with you. You can visit this site and subcribe to their FREE E-Zine by CLICKING HERE - Frederick Zappone


What are Negative Thoughts, really?

Negative thoughts are "unconscious beliefs" running on automatic pilot that are outside your "conscious control". We also have positive thoughts that run on automatic pilot, outside our conscious control, but those thoughts serve us while negative thoughts do not.

For example, positive thoughts running on automatic pilot that serves us are thoughts that allow us to brush our teeth, drive a car, playing the piano without consciously thinking about each little step involved in doing those things.

Thoughts running on automatic pilot that stop you from having what you want are thoughts people label as negative. Any negative thought you can not stop thinking about is a thought running on automatic pilot.

Being afraid of negative thoughts BLINDS you. This blindness prevents you from becoming fully conscious of the thoughts that are defeating you and preventing you from achieving what you want. The MOMENT you become "fully conscious of a negative thought", it loses all power over you instantly. On the other hand, fighting with or resisting your negative thoughts increases there power over you.

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You have created everything in your life, every single thing, the good, the bad and the ugly. That is how powerful you are.. You have been especially powerful in creating the things you did not want. You created those things like magic......

You created the things you "did not want" by BELIEVING you couldn't create the things that you "did want". That belief is the only belief that has ever stopped you from creating exactly what you wanted.
The BELIEF you can't create what you want is an "unconscious" belief and "unconscious" beliefs always have more power over you than your most powerful conscious beliefs.
Your Fears BLIND you to your "unconscious beliefs" and that's why you can't see them. Fear is a smoke screen that prevents you from becoming aware of your unconscious beliefs that defeat you every single time without fail.

When you experience fear, embrace it, choose it. When you do that, you neutralize fear's power over you and the smoke clears away and you can see what's stopping you from creating your future life exactly the way you want it to be.

In the Bible, it says over 650 times to FEAR NOT.....and now you know why!

I'll never get it right!

Have you been trying to achieve something? Trying to make something happen. Trying to heal yourself of an illness? Attempting to create prosperity for yourself or make your relationship work? And no matter what you do, you can't seem to get it right!

You are trying too hard. Trying too hard is unattractive (does not attract) and pushes away from you the very things you want...

Without fail, everytime, you try to hard, you end up thinking that you will never get it right and the result of that thought is you end up feeling hopeless.

When you are "trying to hard", you are trying to be something you are not. On the other hand, when you are being yourself, what you want to happen in your life will happen naturally when you quit trying to hard.

Trying to hard is motivated by the fear that you will not achieve what you want. If trying too hard worked, then most everyone would have what they wanted because, the fact is, the majority of people go through life trying to0 hard.....


Creating what you want...

Everything is created twice, first mentally and then physically...

All the things you have that you don't want, you created first mentally and then they became your physical reality.

Fear of not having love, health or money is a POWERFUL creation mechanism. When you fear not having something, you empower your fear by thinking about it, feeling it and imagining the consequences of not having what you want rather than simply dismissing all fear related thoughts immediately...

Fear is using your IMAGINATION to work against you rather than for you.

When you fear not having something such as love, health or money, resist it not for whatever you resist, persists. The more you resist fear, the more it increases in intensity until you are overwhelmed by it..

Instead of resisting fear, embrace it, choose it... Untill you choose the fears you have, you can not make them disappear from your life. Unless you choose the fears you have, they will only increase in intensity until they become the RULERS of your life... Until you choose the fears you have, there is no room in your mind for you to "vividly imagine" what you want.

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Choosing what you have.

Choosing Part II

Pay Attention Please!



Dealing with Hopelessness

This article could also be titled "Victory over Depression" because the same spiritual principle that applies to eliminating hopelessness from your life also applies to depression.

There are times when circumstances in our lives cause us to feel utterly hopeless in spite of our best efforts to avoid such circumstances.

When we feel hopeless or powerless our tendency is to "resist or fight" this experience with every fiber of our being. The problem is, when we do that the intensity of our hopelessness increases. Instead of resisting it or fighting it, "RELAX" into hopelessness.

By relaxing into it, you begin to fall deeper into hopelessness which is what you want to do. You see, sometimes the only way out of hopelessness is through it.

Hopelessness has a bottom to it and when you fall through the bottom there is a net there to catch you and lift you up. This net is provided by God who doesn't want you to feel hopeless any longer than necessary or be afraid of hopelessness when you are experiencing it.

Allowing yourself to relax into hopelessness can be scary but it is not fatal. Relaxing into hopelessness is like relaxing into a "roller coaster" ride as it is about to descend downhill at breakneck speed. You can either relax into the ride or scare yourself half to death.

By choosing to RELAX into your hopelessness, you neutralize the power hopelessness has over you and discover God's safety net is there to "catch you" and lift you back up again.



Pay Attention Please!

Whatever, whatever, repeated for emphasis, you PAY ATTENTION to in your life EXPANDS.

The reason sick people don't get well is they pay attention to their sickness. The reason people don't make their dreams come true is because they pay attention to failure. The reason why people have miserable lives is because they pay attention to the misery in their lives. The reason life isn't easy for so many folks is because they pay attention to difficulties in life.

The things people pay attention to EXPAND and fill up their whole life and BLINDS them to the fact that no matter how unpleasant their circumstances or how poor their health, it doesn't have to be that way. It doesn't have to be that way if they change their FOCUS and pay attention to what they do want rather than what they don't want.

You can always tell what a person's INTENTION is by what they pay attention to!



Don't Fake it With God

I know people who have a miserable relationship with God. Oh, it is true, they say all the right things and believe in all the right things but secretly they feel abandoned by God and believe God is not listening to them.

God is listening, I assure you, and he listens better than anyone I know. However, when we are "faking it" with him, pretending to believe in things we don't believe in, acting in ways that are contrary to what we really feel or find ourselves trying to earn God's love, he turns a deaf ear to us.

We don't have to earn God's love, we only have to be gut wrenching honest with him. If you are secretly mad at God, tell him so. If you are disappointed in God, let him know. If you feel God is withholding your good from you, ask him why.

If you don't understand God's ways and want to, tell him so. If anyone can handle "your truth" without judging or condemning you in any way, God can and when you are "truthful and honest" with God, he will be truthful and honest with you.

Choosing Part II

This is a follow up to my post titled Choosing what you have.

People find it hard to "choose what they have" especially if the circumstances they find themselves in are less than ideal. The problem is, as long as we don't choose what we have, we are STUCK with what we don't want....

Whatever your circumstances; bad relationships, poor health or lack of money, if you choose what you have, it will EMPOWER you to move beyond it to living a life filled with love, health and money, in abundance, beyond anything you can imagine, for yourself, right now.

FYI, I do "spiritual counseling" via phone for those of you who are looking for a counselor, mentor or life coach. My fee is $300.00 a hour and one hour of my time is all you will need with me in order to turn your life around, that is, if you are serious about turning it around.

I charge a lot because I am not interested in counseling everyone, only those people who are serious about creating their future life exactly the way they want it to be. If you are interested in my services, you can reach me by calling: (724) 516-7281

E-Mail consultations are $50.00.
(When e-mailing me, please give me as much detail as possible about your situation and how you wanted it to be different. This will insure that you will get your monies worth when I reply to you. If you wish to contact me by e-mail, Click Here. - Frederick Zappone

What is Disease?

"Disease is weakness leaving the body,
that is, if you will allow it to leave" - Frederick Zappone


Choosing what you have.

In order to get what you want, you must first choose what you have.

If you feel unworthy or undeserving, you must first choose it in order to move beyond it.

If you resist feeling unworthy or undeserving, those feelings will only increase in intensity.

The key to making undesirable circumstances in your life disappear is to agree with them. To admit you caused them, even if you don't know how you caused them. without feeling guilt about it in any way.

"True freedom and the end of suffering is living in such a way as if you had completely chosen whatever you feel or experience in the moment." - Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks


If you practice, on a moment by moment basis, what Echhart Toole communicates to us in his quote, suffering will no longer be a problems for you. More importantly, when you practice "choosing what you have", moment by sacred moment, you mind will be illuminated with insights and spiritual truths like never before.



Why People Suffer.

The answer to why people suffer is not as complicated as some people believe it is. People suffer because they unconsciously believe they "deserve" to suffer. And whatever you unconsciously believe in always becomes your reality....

While it is true, people don't want to suffer, resistance to suffering is what give suffering power over people.

During your growing up years, people guided, trained and motivated you through suffering.

What were the consequences for not listening to your mother, father, teachers or ministers if you didn't do what you were told. The consequences were punishment or the threat of punishment and both cause suffering.

The way out of suffering is through it.
Resist suffering and suffering increases.
Acceptance, in the moment, that you are
suffering will dissolve your suffering instantly.



Illness & Guilt

Often times people experience an illness they cannot recover from due to deep seated guilt. Once a person is able to let go of the guilt associated with their illness, illness disappears.

Guilt: Subjective feeling of having committed an error, offense or sin; unpleasant feeling of self-criticism. These result from acts, impulses, or thoughts contrary to one's personal conscience.

While a person should never feel guilty for the sickness or illness they have, they do. Guilt is the strongest form of Self disapproval we can heap upon ourselves.

See Related Message: Consequences of Disapproval


Consequences of Disapproval

When you are feeling negative, you are disapproving of some aspect of yourself.

You could be disapproving of your body, the way you look, how you feel or the way you think. Disapproving of any aspect of yourself, over a period of time, is the breeding ground for illness and disease. Approving of yourself always in all situations will work miracles in your life.

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Blessing Works!

Blessing every negative thing in your life will turn it into something good for you. Blessing negative things with sincerity works!

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Inspirational Links

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Focus on Oneness

The experience of being separate from what you want is a reality in your physical world. However, in your inner world, you never have to experience separation from what you want.

It is inevitable that when you continously experience "oneness" with what you want in your inner world, sooner or later, it will show up in your physical world.

Thoughts create physical reality.

See yourself as already having what you want in your "inner world" and it will manifest itself in your physical world. In fact, everything you have in your physical world right now is a result of your thoughts. That is how powerful your thoughts are.....

According to your thoughts so
shall it be
for you and it always is

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One with God

Recently someone asked me the question about what I mean by being "one with God"

The experience of "being one with God" is our natural state.

God exists everywhere and in everyone and in everything.

Being "one with God" means being in harmony with everyone and everything.

Anything or anyone we are separate ourselves from separates us from God and causes us to suffer. There is no suffering when we are one with everything and everyone.

The only think that separates us from experience of the "presence of God" in everyone and everything is our very own thoughts.