Today my horoscope stated that " You can basically have anything you want right now -- Sounds vaguely like that old warning about being careful what you wish for -- because you might get it? Well, it should. That's exactly the line you're walking. Tread gently, and look both ways before you cross". I had to laugh out loud because I'm often counseling my clients to do the same. When you've spent a significant amount of time pushing your own desires aside and someone gives you a tool to have all those desires realized it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy shop. The only trick is, just like that kid, if you take on too much at once you too may end up with one wicked belly ache.
That is why it is important to have a trusted and experienced life coach to guide you. They can help keep the hurricane of change at bay by helping you focus your energy on one key factor at a time. The beauty is when done correctly it becomes an organic relationship of mutual admiration and respect for the awesome power of change. How do you know when you are doing it right? Well, you will feel like you are carried on a warm summer wind to a specific destination - not catapulted across the sky by a violent storm into the abyss.
Wherever your quest for change takes you remember... look both ways and enjoy the ride!
A primary tool in the 90-Day Power Plan (TM) is actively giving thanks where thanks are due. It is a philosophy and tactic promoted by theologians, business moguls, and our very own parents. While most of us agree it is polite to show appreciation for kind actions by extending a "thank you" it is another step entirely to wake up and live in a daily spirit of thankfulness. However, the awesome power of cultivating a mind steeped in thankfulness for all the things that go right for us can truly change our lives.
In his classic book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill writes that, "Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake and while you are asleep." If this is true, which I have seen it demonstrated as such, then why not fill your mind with positive thoughts by focusing on the things you are thankful for having in your life. When you do you may find more and more things being drawn into your life for which you can be thankful.
Not sure you can be thankful EVERYDAY? Well, if it seems like a tall order then I suggest you read the Street Roots story about George Mays, a remarkable man who's working as a vendor for the local periodical, while living on and off the streets in Portland, OR. In the June 19th editions Vendor's Profile George is quoted as saying, “Stay positive,” ...“Keep believing in what you do.” The writer notes that even during a night sleeping on the concrete George continued to remind himself to "stay positive". After reading his story I challenge you to remember what you are thankful for today and everyday.
I was having a fascinating conversation with my husband and his mother about childhood memories. The conversation started as a bit of a debate as to whether or not it was possible that a memory he had from childhood was real or if he had remembered the incident from a story the family had shared with him at a later time. Throughout the discussion it became clear that not only did he remember the incident but that his memory was independent of her own account and that the impact of the memory had a profound impact on his personal beliefs about dogs. All this left me pondering the power of our memories and their effect on our beliefs.
My work and training as a hypnotherapist has allowed me to see the negative effect memories can have on a persons life. One of the basic premises in hypnotherapy is that our minds retain a memory of every experience we've ever had - good or bad. For me the interesting thing is which memories we consciously choose to recall and how that recollection can become a personal belief. For example, if a person is bitten by a dog early on in their life they may form the opinion that ALL dogs will bite. This could lead them to go beyond a healthy fear of aggressive dogs to a phobia of any dog.
It seems to me that how we feel about the memory determines how we feel about the subject of the memory. Once we make a judgment of whether the memory is good or bad then we color the subject in the same light and subsequently develop association with future experiences to support that judgment until it becomes a belief.
The beauty of Hypnosis and NLP is that they can allow us to view the original incident from an objective point of view and choose to see it as neutral. This work then can create a new association with the subject and help the individual overcome a phobia or even change a belief.
When we begin to see the truth of who we are, outside the parameters, beliefs, and constraints of other peoples opinions, then we are free to live authentically. We can take ourselves seriously or keep things light on a whim. Once our mind is our own we can wield it's tremendous power to transform our lives from one moment to the next. The key is to let go, to release any idea of the should have's or would have's of life that were imposed on us from the outside and instead do what feels right and genuine and good from within.
Some call it the still small voice, others the soul, the inner guide, the Christ mind. It doesn't matter what name we use most of us know it when we hear it... or better yet feel it. That little tug to turn right instead of left, a nagging feeling that we forgot something or should call someone out of the blue. I call it our divine center - our true north. Like a compass it will always point you home.
The eternal Home - a place where you are at peace, in perfect alignment with your natural sense of well being and purpose, a place where everything just feels right. Home gives us the power we need to continue growing, the safety to follow our inspirations, the burning desire to share our own gifts with the world.
If all of us spent more time connected to our Home within then perhaps we would not feel like lost children - scared, angry, frightened and alone. Maybe then there would be less need to find fault or trample over others in an unconscious desire to gain a sense of power and mistaken safety.
Finding Home comes from finding our true selves. Doing this requires us to be self-aware, to know what it is that we believe. It requires us to listen to our own divine center - to say yes, when we mean it and no when we mean it - without regret or disdain. As we begin to live from this true north we can heal ourselves and become whole again. Day by day, we can return Home.
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