How To Center Yourself For Greatness

How To Center Yourself For Greatness. (by AVERY ASHLEY)


SEASONS Change by René Allen

SEASONS Change by René Allen

Visit regularly to receive helpful tips to assist you as you Journal all of the Seasons that make up your Life experiences.  Remember that Journals help you to keep track of what is happening in your life.  Your Journal is a tool that you can use to pinpoint the life-changing events that shape your life.

Take your time when you shop for your Journals.  You will need more than one — you should have one for each Season, and those Seasons are specific to your life.    More on our Journals later…

In the meantime, pull out the Journals that you have, and go shopping for NEW ones!

We’ll see you back here for your Seasons Change Journal Workshop (Begins Sunday, March 22, 2015).



Bringing in the New Year on a joyous note…

UnderMyRedUmbrellaAs we roll into the month of March 2015…We begin to recognize that our view of life may have changed drastically  from how we felt this time last year — for the good or not.

It is time for a change of heart if you’ve felt like you have not been on track with your life goals. Not to worry, you can start afresh this year!

Wishing for you the best year ever, complete with all the love and joy that you deserve.  If you have your umbrella, make sure you don’t forget to dance in the rain ~

Blessings during your RAIN DANCE!



Umbrella Life Thoughts


Today is a brand NEW day!

Now that we are in the first quarter of 2015, have you taken the time to reflect on what you had expected for your new year as you watched the ball drop on New Year’s day?  How is it going with the actual manifestation of what you expected for your amazing new year?  Are you on target?  Do you feel that you are off to a good start?  Are you heading in the right direction?

Sometimes it is worth it to stop and reflect.  Reflection has a way of keeping you on track.  One way to help you with your progress is to Journal.  I can’t stress it enough.  Journaling is very helpful in so many ways.  You will begin to keep your thoughts close to your heart when you Journal daily.  You’ll find that your mind becomes clearer and more focused on your aspirations.  There are no errors — everything becomes a work in progress.  You can learn from every thought that you share in your Journal with yourself.  The best way to keep in touch with your mental state is to record it.  Yes, write it down.  Meditate on why you feel the way you feel.

Pay attention to the interesting people that cross your path.  Understand that sometimes the things that you are looking for are right in front of your face — literally!

It will be interesting to find you Journaling in the month of March, and discovering deep jewels during the month of April after you go back and read your March Journal notations.

Give it a try — We’ll be here waiting to hear what you find out about yourself and the process that you undertake as you search your soul.

With determination, you’ll be sure to improve not only your life, but the lives of all those who you may come in contact with this year.

You can decide to shape your life on this day in your mind, body. and soul.  You can also decide to forgive others for anything that they may have done to you, said to you, or said about you that had affected you in a negative way.  You can forgive them, and envision the spiritual purifying rain washing away the negative impacts that may have put a damper on your life in the past.  It is never worth carrying around old luggage that weighs you down.  And negative interactions in life add up to heavy burdensome luggage.  You don’t need it, and you don’t want to carry that into this amazing new year.

Think on the good.  Reflect on the warming love of friends and family.

Consider the kind words, the loving thoughts, the unexpected gifts of happiness.

Let your mind remember the smiles from strangers when you most needed them.

Whatever happened to you that took a little piece of your spirit just simply made room for another divinely added piece of your spirit to come into place…

Maybe you had forgotten that you were a Writer, or an Artist, or passionate about a cause long put aside.

Maybe you had forgotten that you were a Photographer who could capture the world like no one else ever has, or ever well…

And just maybe, YOU are a Healer who can lay hands on the sick, or help to mend the broken-hearted.

Maybe you were born to create a Documentary that will change the lives of many people.

Maybe your Voice is needed for songs, for motivation, for inspiration ~ you may possess a heavenly tone for uplifting those who need to hear your words of compassion, understanding, wisdom and knowledge.

God is like an umbrella ~ covering all people, places, and things.

You are loved, you are special, you are needed, and you are ‘called’ to BE just who God intended you to be.

And, who on earth can disagree about that?

Finally, Brothers and Sisters)…

Whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

Philippians 4:8 ~ AMPLIFIED BIBLE

whatsoever things are true,

whatsoever things are honest,

whatsoever things are just,

whatsoever things are pure,

whatsoever things are lovely,

whatsoever things are of good report;

if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,

think on these things.

Philippians 4:8 (KJV)

Love yourself, love your life, love others, and be blessed…


René Allen

© Copyright – René Allen – March 3rd, 2015 – UMBRELLA LIFE – All Rights Reserved



Whenever you come across something interesting as you go about your day, remember to take a picture with your camera, cell phone, or tablet.

You’ll be amazed at just how inspiring a photo can be when you glance at it later.  Imagine the memories that will resurface.  The creativity that will emerge from your soul.

With EYES WIDE OPEN, let the JOY of LIFE guide you today ~ and ALWAYS ~




Is there anything that you can do today that will serve as a cover for another precious soul that crosses your path?

Can you make a conscious effort to be aware of those who may need a little support, a smile, or inspiration today?

Would you be a kind voice that soothes a worried mind today?

Learning to LOVE is part of one of the meaningful ways that you can share in the UMBRELLA LIFE.

Let LOVE guide you today ~ and ALWAYS ~



A René Allen creation
UMBRELLA LIFE ~ A René Allen creation
UMBRELLA LIFE is a joyous journey about what the mind can create to open up possibilities that inspire, uplift, and encourage limitless possibilities. Life is for the living, and there is no reason not to have an abundant life. It all starts with your thoughts. Your mind is a powerful tool that you can’t afford to neglect.
I invite you to journey with me, and experience life under my umbrella. It is a path that will open up your mind to create something new in your life daily. I hope that you will enjoy what you find here, and I pray that you will be blessed each time you visit here.
I look forward to hearing from you!
René Allen
René Allen is the Author of UMBRELLA LIFE ~ a BLOG for Authors, Writers, Readers, and people who live life expecting creative expression to manifest daily.