It's been way too long since I wrote anything on my blog. So today's the day. When working with clients, the one thing that I see that can hinder their getting better is the fact that they hang on to what I call their "story" or in some cases, their "stories" because they may have more than one. Do you know what I mean? I'll give you an example. Fred's story (the name has been changed to protect the innocent) is: I don't have a good memory. I haven't had a good memory and haven't been able to remember things since I was a teenager.
Well guess what, if he keeps telling his "story" over and over again, he's never going to have a good memory. I remember my Mother's story was "I don't do well in the morning" and guess what, my Mother didn't do well in the mornings. My sister-in-law's mother gave her some advice one time. I wouldn't say it was good advice, but advice none-the-less. Her advice was just don't get up early, stay in bed until noon. Ha, Ha, Ha. Although she meant well, it is definitely not the advice I give my clients.
My advice is you've got to "let go" of your story if you're going to get better. Well, maybe letting go is not exactly what you have to do, you really have to change your "story." I totally changed my "story" which was about remembering things. Now my "story" when something doesn't come to mind right away is, I'll remember it in a little bit. Or sometimes I say "I remember everything." Does that mean I remember everything, no it doesn't. But I can tell you this much, I remember a whole lot more than I used to and it's getting better all the time.
My question to you, do you have a "story" you need to let go of or change? I challenge all of you to change it right now, do not wait a minute longer. I promise you, you will see a difference and it will change your life.
If you have a comment or a subject you'd like to discuss, please let me know. Have a great week.
Just a quick note to let anyone living in or around Houston that is interested in getting rid of some of their emotional baggage, that I am offering 30 minutes of clearing/releasing for $15.00 for the month of July. Simply go to my "Contact Me" page and send me an email letting me know you are interested in a session. Please be sure and give me your phone number and a good time to call so I can contact you. Or, please feel free to call me and we'll schedule a convenient time for you to start the clearing process.
How familiar are you with depression as far as children and teens are concerned? I know I wasn't until I started checking into it. According to the statistics I read, 1 out of every 33 children and 1 out of every 8 teenager suffer some form of depression. There are approximately 14.8 million adults in America suffering from depression in any given year. I don't know about you, but that was a wake up call for me. I had no idea that many children and teenagers were suffering, so that's why I've decided to do what I can to help as many of them as I can. However, therein lies a really big challenge. How do you find that 1 in every 33 child or 1 in every 8 teenager? They may not even be aware of it themselves and the parents may not recognize it either. That's where I come in, I'm going to do my best to, first of all educate as many people as I can about the signs and then explain how the work I do can help them so they don't have to take medication or sit week after week with a therapist, psychologist or whatever not caring, not wanting to, or even not knowing what to talk about. Gotta go for now, more later...............
To continue with the letting go process. How's it going for you? I know this much, it's not as easy as it sounds, at least for me. I work on it every day and am definitely having some success. I believe the more I'm conscious of "letting go" the more is given me to "let go" of. It's kind of like praying for patience. When I used to pray for patience because something was happening in my life that required patience on my part, the more things would happen requiring my patience. Does that make sense? Needless to say, I stopped praying for patience and started asking for help with handling whatever the situation was. It made a huge difference.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject, so please feel free to leave a comment.
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A team of experts believe that they have found the essential ingredients to make a person's life happier. Based on best knowledge and research, the team came up with a 10-point plan for happiness listed below:
1. Plant something and nurture it.
2. Count your blessings - at least five - at the end of each day.
3. Take time to talk - have an hour-long conversation with a loved one each week.
4. Phone a friend whom you have not spoken to for a while and arrange to meet up.
5. Give yourself a treat every day and take the time to really enjoy it.
6. Have a good laugh at least once a day.
7. Get physical - exercise for half an hour three times a week.
8. Smile at and/or say hello to a stranger at least once each day.
9. Cut your TV viewing by half.
10. Spread some kindness - do a good turn for someone every day.
How do you feel about these 10, do you think the list is complete? What would you add if it was your list? Please leave your comments below.
I wish I could take the credit for this, but I actually received it from a friend and thought I'd pass it on to all of you. If we all strive to use these "reminders" everyday in this New Year, what a transformation we'll see in ourselves.
Today, I am giving you a
DAILY SURVIVAL KIT
to help you each day............
Toothpick ... to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including yourself.
Rubber band ... to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but it can be worked out.
Band-Aid ... to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else's.
Eraser ... to remind you everyone makes mistakes. That's okay, we learn by our errors.
Candy Kiss ... to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment everyday.
Mint ... to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family & Me.
Bubble Gum ... to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.
Pencil ... to remind you to list your blessings every day.
Tea Bag ... to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list of God's blessings.
This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day
Wishing you love, gratitude, friends to cherish, caring, sharing, laughter, music, and warm feelings
in your heart in 2011.
Something that has been weighing on my mind for awhile now is the process of "letting go." While I was talking with one of my best friends one day not to long ago, I was saying how I wanted to accomplish so and so. I won't mention it here because it doesn't really matter. She told me I was trying too hard and that it wasn't my fault that I had not been able to accomplish it so far. That lead to quite a discussion, because, between you and me, sometimes it takes me a little while to "get it", if you know what I mean. Why isn't it my fault, it's my goal, right? I should be doing absolutely everything I can to make it happen. Oops, there's that word, "make." By George I think I've got it! What she was telling me is that I can't "make" it happen, or anything as far as that goes.
The way I understand it, the simple answer is to state what your desired outcome or goal is, either in the form of prayer or meditation, or whatever you use for that purpose. I, myself use prayer (not that that matters to anyone but me). So, I pray about what I want, and then let it go, trusting that Heavenly Father will do his part and see that it happens. I'm going to put a little caviat here, and say, if it's in my highest and best interest. I know some of you are thinking why would we ask for something that is not in our highest and best interest. That's a good question, but, again in my opinion, sometimes we don't always ask for something that is good for us. I can't even give you an example, I just know it happens. In the meantime, I can't just sit back and wait for it to happen, I have to do my part, whatever that might be.
The part that I haven't been doing so swell at is listening to what that little voice inside me is telling me to do. Some people call it intuition others call it something else, I call it the Spirit and then taking action. I'm going to leave it at that for now and pick it up here next time. In the meantime, my challenge to you (and myself) is to start writing down what that "little voice" is telling me and act on it. Have a wonderful week and please be sure and visit my website: www.theholisticway.net
Are you familiar with muscle testing or it's formal name, Applied Kinesiology? I personally use muscle testing every day for both my personal use and in my holistic practice. There are a lot of articles out there about the subject, but I’m hoping to help you better understand not only about how it works, but how you can use it in your daily life from a layman’s point of view.
First of all, to give you a little background on it. A chiropractor by the name of George J. Goodheart discovered Applied Kinesiology in 1964 and began teaching it to other chiropractors. The International College of Applied Kinesiology was founded in 1976 (or 1973.) It differs from Kinesiology which is the science of human movement. AK is a form of diagnosis using muscle testing as primary feedback to tell you how a person’s body is functioning by tapping into the subconscious.
Muscle testing is very easy to learn. In fact, you can learn it in a matter of minutes. The simplest way to see how this works is sometimes called the lean or sway test. You simply stand with your feet slightly apart, relax by taking a couple of deep breaths and letting them out slowly and completely. Ask yourself a question that can be answered by either “yes” or “no”, or simply state a fact. Most people start by saying their name, like this “my name is Ginny.” Simply feel your body react by leaning or swaying. If this is your first time, it might take just a little bit, but something will happen. Then say “my name is Robert”, or use a name other than your own and once again, you should feel your body lean or sway. The other things you can use for testing purposes is to think yes, yes, yes, yes, yes to yourself and feel the movement and then no, no, no, no, no, and once again feel what is happening to your body. Be sure and stop and relax in-between each statement or question, so your body can “reset” itself before going on to the next one. Always remember to breathe and relax while you are doing this.
Typically your body will move slightly forward on “yes” or something positive or something that is the truth and back on “no” or something negative or something that is not the truth. Sometimes it is the opposite, but not very often. This could also mean that you're switched, but that's a subject for another time . A statement that is good to use, say “show me my yes” or “show me my no” and you should get results, as well.
If you’re interested in using this form of “talking” to your subconscious, I suggest you practice, practice, practice. I'll talk a little more about alternative ways of muscle testing and what you can test next time. Until then, happy muscle testing.
If you have any questions, or would like a 30 minute consultation using this method, please contact me at email@example.com
I have talked about how important "words" are in our everyday life and how they affect us. It seems since I've been writing about this, it's more "in my face" than ever before. Everywhere I go I hear people saying things like "I can't remember anything", "my Mom or whomever has ____, fill in the blank, so I'm going to get it", "I get headaches all the time" etc., etc., etc. I told a lady the other day that she should be saying something like "I remember everything." Does that mean she'll remember everything, probably not, but she'll remember a whole lot more than if she says the other, right?
Then you have the people that say things like "be sure and put your coat on or you'll get sick", "be careful and don't fall, or you'll hurt yourself" and other similar statements about someone else. Guess what that does? You got it, it plants the idea in the head of the person hearing it. They go out the door or in the other room thinking the exact thing that was just said to them......wow! Now your words are having an affect on someone else. I don't know about you, but I don't want that responsibility.
I personally have been practicing the "I remember everything" myself and can really tell a difference. When I do have a challenge with remembering something, I simply say, "let me think about it a minute and I'll remember" and 9 times out of 10, I do. So I'm not suggesting that you to do something I'm not doing myself.
Do I do that all the time, no, I don't, but I am working at becoming more aware of what I say (or think) and the affects it has on my life, as well as others. When I find myself saying or thinking something that is not in keeping with this, I stop and correct myself. It gets easier the more I do it, so it will get easier for you, as well.
I challenge all of you to start really thinking about what you are saying and the affect it has on you or someone else, and turn the negative statements into positive ones. I'd love to hear from you about the results you're having.
Have a great weekend.