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As you may or may not know, over the past month I’ve held 2 Google Hangouts to share new insights and discoveries I’ve made with the 7-Day Manifestation Experiment. The next Hangout is coming up this December where you’ll get a chance to work with me live and ask specific questions on intention manifestation.
You can get the full details here: 7-Day Manifestation Hangout
These hangouts are quite fun! And since you always have good questions for me, the insights and discoveries are beneficial to everyone and makes for a great event.
I hope to meet you at my next live Hangout :-)
August 28, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Last night Susan James and I hosted a live Q&A call. Theme of the call was intention manifestation. It was great energy with some great insight. If you’re a little unusual like me, you’ll love it!
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Links to learn more about the Self Discovery Techniques:
I’ve been reading quite a few books from Cheri Huber lately. Her work is mainly focused on meditation and being in the moment. I’ve been meditating consistently since mid-2011 so it wasn’t a big jump for me to add the nuances that Cheri teaches in her books into my own daily practice.
I found that the more I practiced what she was teaching, the more insight I gained. Think about gaining insight after insight after insight… being in a continuous state of complete spontaneity and surprise… as if every breathing moment is another moment for you to learn something new. It’s an exciting place to live from.
Cheri talks about “living in insight” as a reality for those who practice meditation. I think Cheri is spot-on. Anyone who commits to the regular practice of being in the present moment can live in insight. I thought this idea of living-in-insight as being such a wild and exciting ride that I would buy a bunch of Cheri’s books.
Here are a list of Cheri Huber’s books I recommend:
- Nothing Happens Next
- That Which You Are Seeking is Causing You to Seek
- When You’re Falling, Dive
- The Key
- What You Practice is What You Have
Learn how to quiet the mind. I give a bit of background and then I share how to quiet the mind. This exercise is so easy and so powerful, but you must do it daily to be effective. Some of the benefits of quietening the mind include:
- Calms the mind and negative thoughts
- Easier to affirm or visualize what you want
- Managing thoughts and attention becomes effortless
- Helps with sleeping at night
- Brings you into the present moment
Watch the video and let me know what you think.
In this post I’ll share my insights on why people suppress their negative feelings as a coping mechanism.
What bothers me the most is when people tell me that they just need to be more positive. They need to think positive.
“It really helps,” they say.
What a load of CRAP.
Do you really think you can talk yourself out of sadness, regret and frustration simply by thinking positive thoughts?
That all you need to do is THINK POSITIVELY and the world is your oyster.
Then there is this whole other group of people who pretend to be coaches. They coach people by saying, “Let’s pretend you didn’t feel that way – you were not depressed, angry, or grieving – how would that make you feel if everything was perfectly ok?”
And the person being coached says, “Well, I’d feel really good.”
Here’s what they forgot to tell you. Those good feeling only last a moment or two at best.
And then guess what happens?
The depression, the anger and the feeling of grief comes rushing back!
If you have a pile of crap and you cover it with ice cream, you make that crap look really good.
But guess what?
You still have crap below the surface.
You can’t fake yourself out of depression. You can’t heal negative emotions with positive thinking.
THAT is a huge load of bull-crap.
The way you feel is the way you feel. And when it comes to deep negative emotions – feelings of anger, frustration, regret and depression – you can’t positive think your way out of those feelings. Affirmations won’t work and neither will any other sophisticated technology.
The only way you can heal those emotions is to accept them. THEN… and only then… will you finally be able to let them go.
But what do we do instead?
We push those negative feelings down – we suppress them. It’s heart-wrenching really.
Why Do You Suppress Your Negative Emotions? Click here to read more…
This is a bit of an unusual video for me. Something miraculous happened last night and I just had to capture it in this video. It has to do with a healing, using 2 affirmations and the powers of your mind.
Click here to read more…
These are 3 of the funniest beliefs I think we have about money. Read them, enjoy them and reflect on them.
It’s not every day that someone challenges your beliefs… but that’s really what I want you to do – because by doing so, you’ll live a more fulfilled and satisfied life. As you read through these beliefs challenge yourself and look for the real truth.
Let’s start with…
Belief #1: I Must Work Harder to Make More Money
If you look at the way it really works – it’s that people who work the least get paid the most. If you take someone who works in a fabrication shop – like a welder, electrician or even a labourer and compare their salary to an engineer, who do you think gets paid more?
The engineer does. And what does an engineer do?
He sits on his ass all day. He may write a report or send a few emails, but most of the time he sits on his ass. Even if he decides to make a few phone calls or “engineer” something, he still sits on his butt.
Now what about the welder. He’s working in this fabrication shop sweating – lifting heavy steel – “putting his nose to the grind stone.” Any sort of trade is physical work – these guys and gals work hard at their job, but they still get paid less than an engineer.
Even an engineer has a ceiling on his salary – sure he or she could work longer hours – but they end up paying more tax.
So who really wins?
Working harder makes you sweaty, creates more stress in your life, leaves you “chasing the clock” and paying more taxes just so you can make an extra buck. Working harder is a losing strategy.
Takeaway #1: Working harder is not the key to making more money. If you want to get ahead financially, STOP working so hard. Take a nap and give your mind some “space” to be more creative. Work smarter, not harder.
Belief # 2: It Takes Money to Make Money
Who makes this stuff up? I’m going to guess you heard the same thing from your parents just like I did. Click here to read more…
Working with people who irritate you on a regular basis can drain your energy and dampen your spirits. I came across a situation like this last week. In this video I share how I dealt with this person in a supportive way that was a win-win and what you can do with people who irritate you.
Click here to read more…
Quietening the mind call with Susan James. I’ve easily spent up to $30,000 on personal growth in the past 4 years. In all the training I’ve done, I have never come across something as elegant and effective as the self discovery techniques taught by Susan James.
On this call with Susan, you’ll learn:
- how to create your life intentionally and quiet your mind
- how limiting beliefs affect your reality
- the 3 forces that govern the Universe
…among many other ideas about you and the Universe including… the degree to which you live in your head is the degree to which you suffer.
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Grab a coffee or a tea.. this in depth call is 67 minutes.
Here is Susan’s contact information:
December 9, 2010 | Leave a Comment
This is a guest post by Barbara Jolie
According to a recent study as reported in 2007 by Live Science, neuroscientists discovered that we become distracted from specific tasks that require our in-depth concentration simply because other parts of our brains suddenly ‘light up’ based on outside stimuli.
The scientists said that our brains process the outside world in two different ways. What they call the ‘top down’ approach, which is a controlled sort of focus on a single concept or activity, and an automatic focus, which is basically what happens when, say, a sudden noise makes you jump.
Of course, scientists have always known that brains work this way. The surprise of this article is in where the signals originate from within the brain. They come from different parts of the brain, depending upon the activity and stimulus. This means that it is very hard for us to control those distractions by simply focusing harder on our important tasks. Author of the findings, Earl Miller, told Live Science, “Anything that stands out as different from everything else—like a red apple in the middle of a green field—tends to grab your attention.”
So, given this new information, the question is this: how can we deal with distractions, especially when we’ve started a project that requires our full attention?
Knowing is Half the Battle
You’re probably familiar with the saying, “Knowing is half the battle.” What this means for your battle against distractions is that if you know how your brain responds to external distractions, you can be aware of what’s happening as you become distracted. Being aware of the fact that you are being distracted will help you get back on task. Your internal monologue should go something like this:
“The red apple is distracting me, but I know it’s distracting me, so it’s not really a distraction anymore.” By thinking these thoughts, you can actually minimize the distraction and get back to the task at hand. Distractions work because they distract you unconsciously, so if you can be conscious of them, you can shift away from them.
Control Your Work Environment
Another thing to do is to set up your work environment so as to minimize all external distractions. Think of the apple in the green field. If the field were, say, covered with red and brown leaves, the red apple wouldn’t stand out so much. So a suggestion is to make potential distractions fade in the background. Use noise-canceling headphones. Turn off your cell phone. Put up a sign that says you’re busy. Restrict your internet browser to the sites you need to get the project done.
Reward Yourself with Breaks
If you build breaks into your work schedule, then you’ll be less likely to succumb to the temptation of distraction. Sure, you’ll still deal with distractions, but you most likely won’t let them run you off course. By having a break to look forward to, you can save that distraction—say, an email from a friend—for later. The grind of working on the project won’t be nearly as tough to endure if you know you have a break every few hours. Click here to read more…