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When Bad Things Happen FOR Me and Not to Me, Healing Awaits

Seek truth via Heart “It’s happening FOR me, not to me” is a mantra I have committed myself to live by. In many of my sessions with clients, the opportunity to share this mantra comes up because it is so easy to get caught up in the drama of a situation and feel like a victim. However, in my opinion, there truly is no such thing as being a victim. Everything is just an experience that can lead to insights and opportunities to create internal transformation if one “trusts” that many circumstances or consequences happen for the Highest good.

The times that I have allowed myself to trust in this mantra, it leads me to discover how I may have gone against my intuition or how I succumbed to fear just for fear’s sake that consequently led to a decision or choice that I later regretted. I love to witness growth and internal discoveries that occur for my clients. Clients that have made a conscious commitment to challenge and transform old fears and distorted stories they tell themselves are the ones having accelerated healing and experiencing more internal peace and joy.

Recently, I had a client, Debbie, that contacted me because she became very disgusted, irritated and upset by the actions of her immediate manager and HR manager, Monica. By accident a message went out to multiple people from the HR manager when it was only meant to go out to another manager. In the message the HR manager had been found out that she was playing both sides and not truly desiring to address a problem that Debbie and a co-worker had discussed with her. Monica was basically planning to somewhat throw them under the bus.

Debbie had decided not to go into work the following day and called me to help her deal with the emotional upheaval this experience had brought about within her. I firstly addressed the discovery she made about the lack of integrity Monica had and that it was a blessing to know the truth about her character. Then I asked her if she could recall what she told herself when she discovered this betrayal. Debbie said that she wanted to come up with a reason of why this HR manager was not supporting them and not seeking some type of beneficial resolution.

Debbie came to the conclusion that it was because she and her friend were women of color and that their needs were not as important or worthy as Debbie’s manager who was Anglo. I then challenged Debbie and told her that I could energetically test to see if her conclusion was true. Would she like to know if it was correct? She said sure and when I checked to see if her conclusion aligned to the root of Monica’s actions, it did not match.

I asked her what story she had told herself that made her come up with this conclusion. After a minute, she said “Oh my, I just remembered that my mom would tell me that because I was a woman and biracial I would always have people treat me in an unjust way and that I had to be careful and know that this was going to be a reality in my life.” Bingo. In that moment, she mentioned she was feeling emotional recalling this. We then did the Shamanic energy gifts exchange process that I utilize to transform low-vibrating beliefs. Debbie could feel some energy moving around in her stomach and heart area. I was so happy that this deep distortion was discovered. In no way would this incorrect conclusion serve Debbie, it would just keep feeding the story.

That night she slept very soundly and woke up feeling much lighter. Prior to ending our session I reminded her that if she seeks out why “something happened FOR her”, she will create the space for great personal discovery. Personal discovery brings about the opportunity for healing.

I urge you to look forward to discovering the insights of why “something happened FOR you”. The blessings within are waiting to be unveiled and transformed for your Highest good.

Transformation of Epigenetic Effects Via Divine Shamanic Energy Healing

Book Cover Being an Alternative Medicine, Shaman Healer and Reconnective Healing practitioner has been very fulfilling and rewarding. I enjoy witnessing people’s lives improve physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I’ve witnessed people become free of certain ailments, anxiety, depression, fears, traumatic experiences, confusion/doubt and just an overall feeling of being “stuck”. I’ve witnessed many take back their personal power, worth, honor and truth.

A modality that I really enjoy and is beautifully mystical, transformational and amazingly powerful, is the contemporary Inca Shamanic healing modality I was blessed to learn about. One of the amazing things I am able to do within this modality is that of clearing and transforming beliefs and fears that have been created by ancestors. Just like physical traits are passed on genetically, heavy fears and beliefs can be passed on in cellular memory. I have helped about 40% of my clients become free of ancestral energetic creations. An ancestral energetic creation is felt at a very young age. You may ask “what can be passed on?” Any thought, belief, experience or statement that has been charged with great emotion or trauma is what can be passed on.

The scientific studies on epigenetics has greatly contributed to the understanding of how very powerful painful or fear based experiences in one’s ancestors, going back many generations, can influence our own genes. The research indicates that certain life circumstances can either cause genes to shut-down or express (be active). Epigenetics, essentially, affect how our genes are read by our cells and therefore this creates the corresponding biochemical reactions and body electrical impulses which affect many aspects of our being.

For example, I have a client, who had a male ancestor on his father’s side, that passed down the lineage a great desire not to have children. I’m not sure why he did not want children, but I can speculate that since my client’s ancestry was of African lineage, this male ancestor may have wanted to avoid the deep pain of seeing his children become slaves and/or be sold to others. Though this ancestor ended up having children, he did not seek to bond with them. The emotional disconnection to children was passed on to his children and it continued down this genetic line. My client remembers feeling like he and his sister were never wanted by their father. There was no emotional bond between them. He noticed his aunts and uncles were either childless or had only one or two children. It is quite possible that the descendants of this long ago male ancestor had no idea why they didn’t feel similar nurturing feelings towards their children like other moms or dads felt.

Three to four months after my client and I performed some Divine energetic exchanges on what this ancestor had created, both he and his dad began to reach out to each other at a frequency that had not occurred before. They began to do more “father/son activities”. My client told me that he never expected this to happen between him and his father. This is only one example of how ancestral energetic creations can be passed on and derail a person’s life experiences.

Not all clients are affected by ancestral energetic creations. Some are affected by their earlier experiences in their formative years. Still others are affected by a number of low-vibrating judgments, beliefs and distorted internal dialogues about themselves. There are some that have been affected by a traumatic experience they personally experienced or the trauma of a loved one’s sudden death. In many of these cases there is a type of Post Traumatic Stress syndrome (PTSD) that they experience throughout their lives.

In my new original book, Divine Power, Divine Right; A Guide To Unleashing Your Inner Light, I cover an array of fears, issues, beliefs, perceptions, negative self-dialogue and traumas. In the majority of the chapters I walk the reader through a process of doing their own Divine energetic exchanges which clears and transforms low-vibrating energetic blocks, fears, beliefs and thoughts. I teach and support the personal cultivation and commitment of self-kindness, self-love, self-honor and alignment to eternal Truths that go beyond this physical realm. An authentically flowing self not only blesses the individual but also blesses the whole of humanity.

No matter what other modalities you have experienced, the teachings in this book will bring about greater awareness and understandings that will increase the flow and enjoyment of your life experiences.

To read some excerpts of the book or listen to some audio/videos click here.

I am looking for a Literary Agent or a Publisher that is the correct fit for me, the book and its teachings. Please contact me if you have some good contacts. Thank you.

The Consequences of Not Trusting Intuition

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Intuition, gut feel, instinct, thoughts or feelings of warning all fall within the same category. I am constantly vigilant on not dismissing feelings or thoughts that can keep my life flowing and keep me away from “drama”. I still don’t follow through 100%, but I do it more often than in the past. I would like to share some stories which reaffirm the need to “fully trust” and follow through and not doubt in gut feels, thoughts or intuition.

The Twisted Ankle
My husband’s friend has parents who own a cabin in the woods about 2 hours from our home. The parents do not usually allow anyone but family to use the cabin but they made an exception for us one weekend. It was going to be a beautiful weekend and we were looking forward to some fun family time. Three days before the trip my eldest daughter stepped down into our living room from our kitchen and moderately twisted her ankle. Continue reading “The Consequences of Not Trusting Intuition” »

Accessing Your Higher Self and Sub-conscious For Answers

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Are you wanting guidance or answers? Use a simple, yet powerful, exercise that connects you to your Higher self and sub-conscious.

What is Your Higher Self?
It is the aspect of you that is infinite and boundless and always connected to the Higher realms. Your Higher self has always been present; you and I are the ones who disconnect from it. When we allow and permit to reconnect to this aspect of ourselves we can receive clarity, insights and intuitive guidance. Your Higher self is even closer to you than angels and spirit guides because it is the pure crystalline YOU!

Powerful and Simple Exercise
First find a quiet space. Take a couple of deep breaths then begin to go into a nice rhythmic breathing pattern. Get out of your mind and drop into your Heart space. Stay in your Heart space!! Continue reading “Accessing Your Higher Self and Sub-conscious For Answers” »

Freed from Depression, Overspending and Panic Attacks – Client Success Stories

Wellness ModelTo get esoteric from the get go, the 3rd dimensional experience we are so conscious of is not the ALL that exists. There are other dimensions, higher intelligence, higher information and higher truths which we have the birthright and ability to access and use for our Highest good. I have learned to access and request the assistance of these higher vibrating realms via a Shamanic process tied to the Inca Principles (teacher Shaman Elena Radford). The ability to unite and team up with these realms allows me to help shift the emotional, mental, spiritual and physical (when there is a resistance to get well) aspects of someone who is committed to evolve and return to vibrational harmony. For more information on the multidimensional energy gifts I utilize, click here for the PDF document.

Enjoy a sampler of successful client stories and allow the possibilities to come forth for you or a loved one. Continue reading “Freed from Depression, Overspending and Panic Attacks — Client Success Stories” »

Commitment To Our Transformation Transforms the World

We Are The World 1I subscribe to a few newsletters and podcasts which allow me to contemplate others views and experiences.  I seek this out because I know that every time I open myself up to question, I open the door to new possibilities and personal transformation.  I trust that my heart will guide me to discern which insights vibrate with Light (divine wisdom; love).

Recently, I received a newsletter from the author of the book, Your Soul’s Plan, which gave me food for thought.  It addressed natural disasters and the resulting deaths and devastation which come from these events.  It is hard to believe that these events could be occurring for our “global” highest good, but this is what he suggests.   But how? Continue reading “Commitment To Our Transformation Transforms the World” »

Trust In Your Heart’s Divine Connection

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The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of LOVE.  And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire. – Pierre Teillhard de Chardin

The resonance or vibration of Love is the highest frequency which exists in this physical realm and in the soul/spirit dimension.  It is believed that in the spirit dimension Love vibrates at its highest light which is “unconditional” Love.  Meaning there is no judgment, good or bad, of the experiences you have or choices you make; nor of the experiences or choices of others.  It is understood that everything ultimately leads to Love.  This unconditional Love is a constant.

A question I have been delving into is how do we harness on a daily basis the vibration of Love here as physical beings?  How do we use it to guide us, interact with others and to help us create the life we want?  It has become very clear to me that when I make a decision or choice which arises from some fear based belief or feeling it usually does not give “good” fruit.  However, most of us make decisions based on a belief of lack, insecurity, fear of the unknown, fear of the future…etc.  I figure it’s time to make decisions and choices from the feeling of Love. Continue reading “Trust In Your Heart’s Divine Connection” »

The Decline of Women’s Happiness Part II

Pink flowerIn part I of Marcus Buckingham’s article on “What’s Happening to Women’s Happiness?” two trends seemed to be emerging regarding the general happiness barometer for women; 1) women are less happy than they were 40 years ago, as compared to men, and 2) as women get older, they get sadder.

There doesn’t seem to be a clear answer to why this trend exists (not all women are going through this, but a significant number are).   It is good to be aware of this trend so that women don’t feel isolated or believe it is just them.

Women’ Happiness: What We Know For Certain

by Marcus Buckingham
Are these trends increasing or decreasing?

They are increasing. According to the U.S. General Social Survey, women begin their lives more satisfied than men and then become less satisfied with every aspect of their lives as they age.

This used to be true. Today, statistics show that women don’t even begin their adult lives happier than men. Yes, in Churchill’s words, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” But still, it’s hard not to conclude that contemporary life is disproportionately stressful for young women, that this stress puts them at an immediate disadvantage and that this state of affairs is damaging, wasteful and needless. Continue reading “The Decline of Women’s Happiness Part II” »

The Decline of Women’s Happiness Part I

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Wherever researchers have been able to collect reliable data on happiness, the finding is always the same: greater educational, political, and employment opportunities have corresponded to decreases in life happiness for women, as compared to men.

I came across the following article on the online HuffPost Social News (Huffington Post) written by Marcus Buckingham, author and speaker.  I believe that in general the results of the studies mirror the experience of many women (not all women).  Some possible explanations which are being debated are that women stepped into a world already defined by a male view and in time it has not been the right “fit” for women, therefore, it has led to less happiness.  Let me know your thoughts.  I believe many women do look for “deeper” meaning and the mechanical/technical world we live in is not ultimately fulfilling.  I will post the second part to this article next week.

“What’s Happening To Women’s Happiness?”

by Marcus Buckingham

Imagine it is 1969 and we’re in a thriving American city. Let’s choose Detroit. The ’60s were good to the Motor City, and the future would have looked bright as new chrome. Now, imagine stopping a working woman on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue, perhaps a young bank clerk, and asking if she would cast her mind forward, decades into the future. Not to picture the flying cars and space-themed restaurants that always seem to pop up in visions of the future, but to think about the role of women at work, in business, in government, in life. What do you think she would have said? Continue reading “The Decline of Women’s Happiness Part I” »

Your Power to Create A Placebo or Nocebo Effect

PlaceboThe subject of mind having an effect on the body is not new.  For decades, if not centuries, people with an elevated awareness have observed it and have harnessed its power.  However, in recent years some “progressive” scientists and researchers have begun to ponder on the placebo(Latin for “I will please”) effect when it comes to documented results on new drug studies.  Statistically about 33% of study participants who take a sugar pill but believe they are on the “miracle” pill have dramatic improvements in their symptoms.

Previously, scientists would dismiss the placebo effect and not think about its implications; being that the mind and perception are very powerful.  In fact when someone has a  positive thought about a health related outcome in many cases there is a “healing” response.  On the contrary, research has also come to acknowledge what is termed as the nocebo (Latin for “I will harm“) effect which occurs when someone is given a sugar pill and they report having a number of side effects of the drug that they did not take!  In some circumstances not only can negative thoughts/perceptions or “nocebo” make you sick but they can kill you. Continue reading “Your Power to Create A Placebo or Nocebo Effect” »

Go Ahead & Have A Good Cry, It’s Good For You!

Chimpanzee and BabyMost of us cry when we are happy, sad, inspired, angry, melancholy, over an event, over a loss and for many other varied reasons.   However, all tears are not equal.  There was a study completed with a control group of 100 people.  They were divided into two groups.  Fifty people watched a very funny, tears-of laughter type movie the other 50 watched a very sad and tears of compassion type movie.

At the end of the sessions researchers collected the “happy tears” and the “sad tears” with eye droppers.  They found that “happy tears” are made up of brine which is basically salt water.  However, the “sad tears” were found to contain the chemicals and enzymes that are found in tumors, ulcers and other lumps which create sickness throughout the body. Continue reading “Go Ahead & Have A Good Cry, It’s Good For You!” »

Focus On What You DO Want!

Pic by James ForbesWhen we know what we truly want it becomes very significant to the long-lasting success of our lives, and our relationships in any given moment; as well as remarkable things can happen. Focusing on what you DO WANT instead on what you DON’T WANT opens the door to your highest awareness and creative ideas surface on what to do next and how to do it.  Moreover, there is more clarity to your true wants/desires and because of this you can identify quickly if a particular choice or path aligns to these wants.  In other words you make great decisions for yourself.  You move forward in a direction that serves your purpose. You save yourself heartache, wasted energy, time, and/or money on something that was NOT right for you.

Yet, most people focus on what they don’t want in their lives and due to the time and emotional energy spent dwelling on them, they bring those very things that they don’t want or the essence of what they don’t want into their lives.  What you focus on you give life to.  If you receive more of what you don’t want it takes you away from your desired path, disrupts your peace of mind and drains your energy. Stop for a moment and feel how each of the following phrases sets in your body.  Whether we believe it or not, every thought has an energy frequency which is emitted. Continue reading “Focus On What You DO Want!” »

Why Do We Create Fear?

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“We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it”                              – President Barack Obama

President Obama uttered these words in the latest address to Congress. However, not fearing the future but shaping it also applies to our personal lives in a very dramatic way. On many occasions “fear” is what stops us from moving forward and accepting change in our personal lives. Fear of the unknown keeps us from the potential of great internal freedom (freedom from painful or negative thoughts, beliefs, experiences, fear of losing control…etc.).  Fear does not just let us “be”.

The following article is from a Doctor of Metaphysics – Toni Elizabeth Sar’h Petrinovich, Ph.D.

I’d like to give definitions of the Ego which may make the following article more impactful.  The dictionary defines Ego as the part of a person’s self that is able to recognize that person as being distinct from other people and things.  Toni Elizabeth sent me the following definition on the Ego: Continue reading “Why Do We Create Fear?” »

The Healing Powers Of Fun and Laughter

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As I watch my daughters, especially when they are with their friends, there is just so much joy, fun and laughter.  Recently, my eldest said to me, “Mom you need to do more fun things.  Have some fun in your life.”   I must admit I tend to be such an introspective person and can read or sit in front of the computer (researching) for hours.  I lose sight of incorporating just pure fun which many times leads to laughter.  Looking at it from an “energetic” point of view, laughter vibrates at a high frequency and therefore can help shift a person’s health in many forms.

Fun and laughter can…
  • Dispel (at least temporally) distressing emotions like anxiety, anger, sadness and possibly give you a better frame of mind to deal with a difficult situation.
  • Cleanse you physically and emotionally due to its “releasing” effects.
  • Reduce stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine (adrenaline) which increase stress, tension and inflammation.
  • Increase the feel good hormones like endorphins which are neurotransmitters found in the brain that have pain relieving properties similar to morphine and which rid the body of waste acids.
  • Keep you healthy by increasing the white blood cells which are essential for your immune system as well as raising infection-fighting antibodies
  • Continue reading “The Healing Powers Of Fun and Laughter” »

Understanding The Benefits Of Reconnective Healing

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Dr. Eric Pearl's Right Hand

“We all desire to have great relationships, fulfilling occupations, joy, health, security and inner-peace. It is a constant challenge for us as human beings to keep every part within ourselves (emotional, mental, physical and spiritual) in balance, flowing, and attuned in order to achieve this desire.”

The above quote is found on the Home page of my website.  I have a deep commitment to help lead people towards balancing their multi-dimensional body; to helping them experience a “flowing” through life with less struggle and physical discomfort.  Currently one of the most powerful methods to help achieve internal balance is an energy type work called Reconnective Healing®, which has been brought to the public’s attention by Dr. Eric Pearl and his book The Reconnection. It is difficult for many people to accept this type of work because it cannot be seen.  Radio waves cannot be seen yet we are aware that they exist.  The electrical impulses which course through our body and allow for an EKG, EEG, and lie detector test to track this energy can also not be seen, yet they are real.  And so universal/planetary electromagnetic fields with their various vibrational frequencies also exist yet cannot be seen.

One of the most well known energy type works offered for decades is Reiki, originating from Japan.  Reconnective Healing is a recently discovered frequency (approximately 12 years ago) which seems to be working at a much higher frequency.  It can be accessed and directed to a person’s electromagnetic field to affect change at a molecular level. Continue reading “Understanding The Benefits Of Reconnective Healing” »

“Jesus Man” – Story From the Great Peace March of 1986

Working TogetherI would like to introduce Kim Hunter as a guest Blogger. I met Kim at a Speaking Circle workshop.  Her lovely spirit and life experiences struck me.  I asked her to share some of her stories with my readers.  This is the first of a few to come.

“Jesus Man” by Kim Hunter – Guest blogger

In 1986 I walked with hundreds of people on the Great Peace March across the United States.  We started in Los Angeles, heading for Washington D.C.  The 9 month odyssey was an opportunity for me to see the country, meet people, and talk about ways to resolve the cold war.

From the first day we left, we had many supporters who cheered us along.  However, there was one individual who had different notions.  Carl drove a white van, and painted across the sides of the vehicle, were tortured people suffering in bright red flames, with the devil smiling down at them, pitchfork in hand.  From a megaphone Carl yelled, “The only way to peace and salvation is through Jesus Christ!  Without Christ as your savior, you’ll all burn in hell!”  Continue reading ““Jesus Man” — Story From the Great Peace March of 1986” »

Emotional Freedom Technique – For Physical & Emotional Change

BridgeWhere do you feel anger?  Does the energy get trapped in your gut or in your chest?  Where do you feel frustration on your neck and shoulders or on your lower back?  Have you held onto an emotional trauma for years?  Do you have an annoying pain anywhere on your body which will not go away no matter what you do?  Is your pain more chronic?  Logically, it seems difficult to believe that an “energy” is attached to a particular feeling, pain or experience but it seems to be so.  In the DVD, Try It On Everything, 10 people from different walks of life and experiencing an array of physical and emotional pain, put a technique call Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to the test.  All achieved significant shifts and results.

All that EFT requires is that you consciously acknowledge the problem and tap on some acupuncture points as you state the problem with all the nuances surrounding the problem.  Digging deeper into the roots of the issue if it requires that level of depth brings about even greater release.  After the acknowledgment of the issue, you choose a “new” outcome.  As you do your rounds of tapping (usually 3-4 minutes 1x or 2x a day create a remarkable result) you sense the release and freedom from the “heaviness” of the problem. Continue reading “Emotional Freedom Technique — For Physical & Emotional Change” »

The Liberating Experience of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke

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“I am an energy being radiating life.  I’ve got atoms and molecules outside of me and I have atoms and molecules inside of me.” – Dr. Bolte Taylor

Once more we have an experience which helps us realize that we perceive life  in a very limited scope.  Judging by all the life after death accounts, the current extensive studies into quantum physics and electromagnetic fields, the journey into the Soul realm, along with other paranormal phenomenon, it seems to me we are in a time of great consciousness awakening.  These potential “truths” unveil our grandeur.  We are beings connected to great power and knowledge.

Below is a very powerful video of a brain scientist, Jill Bolte Taylor, who suffered a stroke and as a brain scientist actually had the opportunity to observe and analyze her own stroke.  She recalls thinking to herself “Isn’t this cool?  How many brain scientists get to see this up close?” Continue reading “The Liberating Experience of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke” »

Getting To The Root Cause Brings Amazing Results

footsteps-and-sunRecently I had a 39 year old woman contact me.  She wanted to know if I could treat Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).  Arthritis means inflammation of joints.  RA is the type of arthritis that in time  joints become deformed.  It is quite painful and debilitating.  I asked her if she had been under extreme stress in the past.  She mentioned that she went through a divorce a year ago and it was and has been quite overwhelming.

Before I continue, I must digress to give some history.  Some years back I decided that I wanted to get to the root cause of ailments and not just treat the symptoms.  Treating symptoms  is utilized by Western medicine and many times within alternative health options.  Granted that keeping symptoms at a managed level using natural means has less side affects than pharmaceutical drugs; however, the point is that most people want to get total relief without having to constantly be taking something.  Additionally, many symptoms worsen with time and dosages of medications or supplements need to be increased.

Consequently, my desire to get to the root of many ailments leads me to conduct extensive research (via the internet; the most valuable tool in finding studies conducted through-out the world) which brings wonderful insights.   Something which seems to be a pattern with the American Medical Association (AMA) is that it can take decades to accept findings which seem to hold much promise in helping people recover from a health problem.

For example, in the 1950’s there were a few papers published and presentations made at medical conventions by foreign physicians/practitioners who relayed that they had been able to cure people of peptic ulcers.  They mentioned that they suspected that peptic ulcers were caused by some type of pathogen. Continue reading “Getting To The Root Cause Brings Amazing Results” »

You Have The Power To Keep Your Inner-Peace – Part 2

rainbow3In part 1 of “You Have The Power To Keep Your Inner-Peace” four key questions used to inquire about stressful uninvestigated thoughts/beliefs were examined.   These are questions author Byron Katie teaches all her clients/students in what she calls “The Work”.   Uninvestigated thinking can send us into an unnecessary state of emotional pain and suffering.   We lose the battle 100% of the time when we argue with “what is”.  In addition to the four questions used to investigate our thoughts there are other mindsets that we can adopt in order to help us sustain our inner-peace and emotional equilibrium.

Byron Katie suggests that if we come to accept without argument or emotion (anger, frustration, confusion…etc.) aspects or habits about a person just as easily as we accept the fact that a  “a dog barks, a cat meows”, this also liberates us from suffering.   Let’s take the following examples: Continue reading “You Have The Power To Keep Your Inner-Peace — Part 2” »

You Have The Power To Keep Your Inner-Peace – Part 1

rainbow2I have come to understand that I have 100% control over the degree of suffering I experience.  Suffering can be a constant slight annoyance or escalate to an all out rage about something or someone.  But one can argue “how can you control your suffering if you can’t control those around you and the unexpected events that sometimes life throws your way?”  Exactly, we can’t control life.  We can’t control reality.  However, consider the possibility in controlling your stressful thoughts and/or beliefs about a situation or person.  Additionally, what if we commit ourselves to learning to become a “lover” of reality.  Which means we STOP arguing with reality; with what is!

This concept and awakening came to me via Byron Katie’s work called “The Work”.  She is the author of many books including Loving What Is (see the Recommended Links page; great video examples as well).  Katie states “You create your own suffering, and you can end it.  It’s as simple as that…The fact is you are the wisdom you’ve been seeking.”   Basically to end your suffering you first need to truly investigate and question your stressful thoughts and beliefs.  How many of us ever step back, stop and say to ourselves “whoa, wait a minute, is what I’m thinking true?” Continue reading “You Have The Power To Keep Your Inner-Peace — Part 1” »

Self-Trust & Stay On Your Path

As I look back at many of the choices that I have made through-out my life, I find that the decisions I made that were not fueled by “fear”, but rather by a resolve that felt right, that I “trusted”, were decisions which brought me many benefits.  The “path” chosen tended to be smoother, lighter and more fulfilling.  Things “flowed”.

On the other hand, decisions based on some “belief” fueled by “fear” had much to be desired.  This “path” was not only rocky but “felt” heavy.   Much worry would come about and a gut feeling emerged that this was not “the right direction”.  I allowed myself to talk myself out of the choice that resonated with my “heart”.  So then what?   I would back track to an original desire or choice that at the time I had discounted.  My fearful mind had overridden my “true” desire.  Does this sound familiar? Continue reading “Self-Trust & Stay On Your Path” »