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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TIISG

TIISG
(From The Attractor Factor by Joe Vitale)
Instead of being upset, choose to reframe what is happening into something that is beneficial to you. See the good in something “bad”.
“Everything that happens in your life is moving you in the direction of your goals.”
~ Bob Proctor ~
Turn it into something good.
~ Mark Joyner ~


Each of has a choice of where to place our attention, no matter what is happening. It's not always easy to take time to reframe what's happening, but it's worth a try! You may not be able to TIISG right away, either. It may take you more time to heal from the difficulty, but keep at it. Take time to reflect on the experience and ask yourself, "What did I learn?" You might be surprised at the answer that comes to you...

Take Inspired Action

Take Inspired Action

“Follow your hunches.
Watch the signals.
Listen to your intuition.
If you get a desire to make a plan of action, so be it. Do it.
But if you get a desire to go for a walk, or to watch television,
or to surf the web, then do that.
You never know where your Inspired Action will take you…
Inspired Action works because your ego can only see limited terrain
while the Universe can see it all.”
~ Joe Vitale ~


Monday, April 28, 2014

When Something Doesn’t Happen…

When Something Doesn’t Happen…
“Some things that don’t happen keep disasters from happening.” 
~ Rumi ~
 
How could this statement apply to
what is happening -- or not happening -- now in your life?


Sometimes we're impatient for a result or a next step or for SOMETHING to happen. What if there's a reason that it's delayed that would benefit you or keep you safe? How would you think differently -- and perhaps act in new ways -- about what is going on now?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dance!

Dance!
Shake it Up, Baby!
(See Osho for dynamic meditations or put on your favorite tune)
Try an active and dynamic meditation
or just play your favorite dance music.
Shift your energy and point of power by moving your body.
Take a few minutes to dance!
Notice what happens to your energy and your perspective
as you return to your dilemma or concern.



Today I imagine the Whirling Dervish dance/meditation (here's an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Cf-ZxDfZA). I didn't know the information below before I started writing this entry, so I'm intrigued by it...

According to the Urban Dictionary, "whirling dervish" means, "(n.) A person whose behavior resembles a rapid, spinning object. These actions are often spastic fidgeting and incessant babbling. The actions of the whirling dervish are irritating and annoying, often exhausting other people in the immediate vicinity."

The ACTUAL Order of the Whirling Dervishes -- where it all began -- is a Sufi-oriented, meditative dance ritual. Those who participate whirl in circles for minute after minute -- in some cases hours. It's a spiritual practice for this group of people that has stages and only this Order can perform the dance. 

Fortunately for me, I don't have a desire to become a Whirling Dervish -- I just wanna dance!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Notice Your Own Process

Notice Your Own Process

Stop and reflect. Know the difference between your process and an addiction.
(Any undesirable behavior can be an addiction, so identify your addictions of choice.)

Ask: What is going on from your perspective?

What is the pattern of what is going on?

What does this remind you of?
(How is the situation a mirror/projection of you?)

What’s your next step?
Realize that as you heal, your process will change.

Outside – In

Outside – In
Step back for a few minutes and look at yourself from the outside in.

What does your behavior look like 
from the perspective of the people you love?
Would your behavior help or harm, benefit or detract?
What ACTION will you take accordingly?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Which Wolf?

Which Wolf?
A parable

See http://i.imgur.com/Ul4yFEs.jpg for a great graphicor go to https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vzKryaN44ss for an awesome video

One evening a Cherokee elder told his grandchildabout the battle that goes on inside people’s heads.

He said, “Little one, the battle is between the two wolves that live inside us all.

One wolf is Unhappiness.

It is fear, worry, anger, jealousy, sorrow, self pity, resentment, and inferiority.

The other wolf is Happiness.

It is joy, love, hope, serenity, kindness, generosity, truth and compassion.”

The grandson thought for a minute and then asked his grandfather, 
“Which wolf wins the battle?”

The old Cherokee simply replied,“The one you feed.”

Which wolf are YOU feeding?


Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up
(See Healed by Morning by Dr. Rick Barrett)
“You have to tell yourself that nothing will stop you,
that you won’t give up, that you won’t give in.
Sometimes you just have to turn it over to God or the Universe…”
~ Dr. Rick Barrett ~
What happens to your energy and your thoughts
when you KNOW you can turn it all over to 
"something else" (God or the Universe or...) now?


Monday, April 14, 2014

Sound Healing

Sound Healing
(See work by Jonathan Goldman or Tom Kenyon)
Try Toning, a Mantra or Chanting
Start with using the "AH" sound, in whatever key or tone feels comfortable for you.
Tone the sound for about 5 minutes.
According to Jonathan Goldman, this is an extraordinarily powerful sound
and particularly useful for generating peace and compassion –
vibrational keys to transformation.
After toning, refocus on the issue you’re facing. What steps could you take now?


Jonathan Goldman's "Holy Harmony" mantra/sound healing video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRxwkxocRJY

Tom Kenyon's comments on research on the brain and sound:
http://tomkenyon.com/acoustic-brain-research

Deva Premal chants the Heart Sutra:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSR1L9IN03g

Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion sing The Lord's Prayer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjNfkbQr5zc

Here it is in Aramaic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROM5EpCQUlg

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Become GRATITUDE

Become GRATITUDE
List 10 things or people or places you feel gratitude toward.
Begin to feel gratitude throughout your body.
Allow this feeling to surround your current situation.
What would you do if you could approach this situation
in an attitude of gratitude?


Start your list:

1. 
2.
3.
4.
5.

Breathe in the feeling of gratitude.

6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Feel gratitude permeating every cell of your body.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
“I can deal with this.”
Or another comforting phrase or prayer.
 
 
Like this prayer:
“Thank you, God, for all the blessings I have
and for all the blessings I am receiving.”

Or this mantra:
"I am. That I am."

Or this quote:
"Keep it simple."

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Remember Your A-B-C’s

Remember Your A-B-C’s
(Look for information on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
 
Activating event  à Which triggers…
Beliefs à Which leads to…
Consequences/Actions
Retrace what has happened and sort through the beliefs that have lead you to the actions you’ve taken so far. Often our erroneous beliefs take us down a path of behaviors and actions that have contributed to the problem(s) we find ourselves facing.
 
 
Now, substitute more effective beliefs about what’s going on
and take one step toward changing your actions in this situation, based on these new beliefs.


Here's a terrific worksheet to help you with this process:
http://www.stressgroup.com/ABCworksheet.html

And another website with awesome resources:
http://iveronicawalsh.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/a-thought-replacement-exercise-a-cbt-worksheethandout/

Is one of these irrational beliefs a part of what is happening for you?

Is one of these irrational beliefs
a part of what is happening for you?
 

1.       I must be loved, or at least liked, and approved by every significant person I meet.

2.       I must be completely competent, make no mistakes, and achieve in every possible way, if I am to be worthwhile.

3.       Some people are bad, wicked, or evil, and they should be blamed and punished for this.

4.       It is dreadful, nearly the end of the world, when things aren’t how I would like them to be.

5.       Human unhappiness, including mine, is caused by factors outside of my control, so little can be done about it.

6.       It’s easier to put off something difficult or unpleasant than it is to face up to it.

7.       I need someone stronger than myself to depend on.

8.       My problem(s) were caused by event(s) in my past, and that’s why I have my problem(s) now.
 
 
This website lists the 12 Irrational Beliefs of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) along with rational replacements: http://www.stressgroup.com/12IrrationalBeliefs.html

 
What beliefs would better serve you now?


Here's a great website with loads of resources:
http://www.therapistaid.com/therapy-worksheets/cbt/none

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Suspend Judgment

Suspend Judgment
For just a few minutes, become an observer of what is happening.
Look at it through a lens of suspended judgment and perhaps even compassion.
Take your next step with this in mind.



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MY Part In This

MY Part In This
Ask yourself:  “What is happening here?”
“What is my part in it?”
“What is someone else’s role or part?”
“What is not in my – or any else’s – control?”
Take action on YOUR part.
You can’t control anyone else, so start with yourself.