Core Energy Meditation

Core Energy Meditation

Are you busier than ever and suffering from stress, anxiety, irritability or negativity?

What if you could activate your energy centers to get into a feeling of balance and pure bliss?

What if you could start this amazing transformation in about 6 minutes flat?

How would your life change?

Seems too good to be true, you say?

I thought so too, until I learned about the Core Energy Meditation by Matt Clark, founder of The Mind-Body Training Company. Once you experience it yourself, you’ll be able to increase your vital energy, balance your emotions, and take charge of your thoughts. These are the exact things you want to experience in order to live a happy life, regardless of what might be happening around you!

Uh, oh…  Meditation has not worked for you in the past. I hear you. Been there myself.

Just trust me and read the story of how Matt met the “Rocky Mountains” Energy Master: Kevin Schoeninger, M.A. Certified Qigong Meditation Instructor, Life Coach, and Reiki Master, and how this ONE question changed everything so he could start experiencing the benefits of meditation like never before… it’s all there, at the website, right after you click to request your free Core Energy Meditation.

With the Core Energy Meditation, you will…

  • Activate your body-center to increase your vital energy.
  • Activate your heart-center to balance your emotions.
  • Activate your mind-center to get clarity of mind… and from a quiet, calm, and clear stance, you’ll get to integrate all centers together into your central-channel so you can choose your thoughts, and focus your mind on what you want to achieve and manifest, much easier.

This takes place after just 6 minutes of practicing this special meditation regularly. Just 6 minutes that can change your life as you release any unwanted feeling or belief, and return to your natural state of gratitude, love and joy as your central-channel aligns with the full experience of wholeness, integration and balance! How amazing is that?

And I saved the best for last… Matt is allowing you to get this Core Energy Meditation for FREE! This Special Offer is one of the best I’ve seen lately, and the perfect gift for you as we re-launch Tools for Abundance with a kick!

Click on the image below and allow yourself to release all negativity and get into balance with just 6 minutes of meditation practice…

Enjoy the Bliss at the Core!!

 

P.S. Right after you request the meditation, watch the 4 minute video by Matt, where he shares more about what achieving this Core Energy state can do for you, as well as how to discover which of your energy center may be affected the most by just taking a small quiz, right there on the page. Then, you’ll know how to correct the balance in all 3 centers and reap the benefits of this practice, as the Core Energy Meditation activates and integrates all three dantians and the Central Channel at once!

It’s a whole New experience… Don’t miss it!

 


 

Success Mindset

Develop a

Success Mindset

You’ve heard it before. To succeed at anything, you must develop a Success Mind Set but what exactly is “mind set” and how can we use it to our advantage?

Mindset is best described as the mental attitude that takes shape based on life experiences, environment, education and the ideas of the people we interact with the most.

 

Your mindset influences your interpretation of life’s events and predetermines the way in which you commonly respond to situations. Eventually, your frequent responses settle and become habits, and they give rise to your predominant state of mind.

People with a positive mindset tend to find opportunity in every problem. They are problem solvers by nature while those with a negative mindset feel as if the world is collapsing under their feet every time they encounter an unpleasant life experience.

Obviously, these people’s attitudes are not conductive to creating a state of stability, optimism, well-being and success. For them, a small thing can translate into a huge problem, it’s hard for them to think outside the box, they can’t seem to find solutions, they become easily confused and overwhelmed, and they seem to live in a state of constant anxiety, stress and crisis. Life seems like a real burden for them!

Interestingly, it is not that these people have out of the ordinary, tougher circumstances or a mountain of unusual problems as compared to their counterparts.

You’ve probably met someone that becomes really anxious at something you wouldn’t even consider a big deal. These individuals don’t have the proper mindset to go through the ups and downs of life without an enormous amount of stress. Usually, they are clueless of the fact that while they have no control of circumstances, they do have total control of how they react to those circumstances.

Their thoughts are the starting point for solving -or not- every problem in life.

In short, having a “Can Do” attitude is the main difference between people with a mindset for success and people who live in confusion and feel crushed at the slightest sign of trouble.

Mind set is directly linked to Thoughts, and… Thoughts become Things.

Here is an example to better understand this concept… Take a look at the chair you’re sitting on while reading this article. Before it existed as a physical object, it was conceived in somebody’s imagination. After that initial idea, the thought of building it came to mind and -eventually- after planing and acting on the idea, it was made a reality. That person had the correct mindset, one of creativity and expectancy of positive outcome.

Now imagine if the person thinking about that chair believed it was going to be a huge problem or insurmountable task task to build it, that nobody would like to sit on chairs, that it was a silly idea, that people were better off without chairs, etc. etc… with the wrong mindset, the list of excuses could be unlimited!

Realize that every single thing ever -tangible or not- created by humans, either positive or negative, started as a thought in someone’s mind. Without the proper mindset and optimistic outlook, we’d still be living in caves and sitting on rocks!

Thus, you are the result of your most common thoughts, the ones you have had throughout your lifetime which have brought about very specific results. While we all have positive and negative thoughts throughout our lives, the life experience we manifest at any given time represents the sum our most predominant thoughts.

Thoughts are powerful indeed. As conscious beings, we have the privilege to control them –by choice. Unfortunately, this is not what most people do. They unconsciously allow their minds to jump from one thought to the next allowing their thoughts to rule their lives without even being aware of it.

But, the important question here is… now that you know what’s going on between your ears, what kind of thoughts will you choose? And most importantly, what kind of life will you choose to lead?

Will you live a life controlled by random thoughts or will you choose your thoughts carefully and develop a success mindset on purpose?

When you get a hold of your thoughts you have the power to create wonderful things in your life, all by just taking command, training and instructing your mind to think properly.

You get to choose what you think!!

Thoughts can be changed and conformed to our advantage, and with this awareness we can develop the right attitude and the mindset needed to succeed at anything we want.

You now you know… you can direct your thoughts at will. All of a sudden the clichéd phrase Success is a MindSet makes perfect sense. Doesn’t it?

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us
are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

OK, so success is a state of mind but… is that all we need to achieve goals in life?

Many people still claim that more than mindset, success is only the natural result of proper planning, actual preparation, and focused, relentless action.

This is actually true, but there are a number of exceptions that oppose this common belief. If you have ever wondered why two people with the exact same circumstances and with similar goals don’t get the same results, you know that there must be something less obvious that contributed to the success of one and the failure of the other.

Do you believe it has to do with resolve or determination, or maybe with timing or mere luck? It is true that many elements play a part in it; however, more often than not, the main factor is what is going on inside their head. Adopting a success mindset is the determining factor which makes a world of difference between success and failure, regardless of other circumstances. What’s more, some people will achieve success even though the circumstances seem to be all against them.

Keep on reading the next section by clicking on the link below. You’ll get to discover the MUST haves to develop a success mindset.

Click here to read The Success Mind Set Fundamentals

Bagua Map

Feng Shui

Bagua Map

Feng Shui is all about the symbiotic relationship between man and natural environment. The philosophy of this Art of Placement states that balance in life is achieved when man and nature are co-existing harmoniously
with each other.

In Feng Shui, a Bagua Map –also called Feng Shui Energy Map– is a tool to help define the quality of the energy in your house, office and other living spaces. In that respect, the Bagua Map serves as a guide to help you improve the areas that have weak or disrupted energies.

To determine the Bagua of your house, is recommended to do a compass reading, starting with the main door or entryway to your house. The front door is considered as a very important starting point in Feng Shui because it is where the energy flows into your home or office. Using the Bagua map, the door guides the energies to bring about helpful people, personal growth or success in your business or career.

There are two schools in Feng Shui Bagua. The “Traditional School” which is based on the octagon shaped diagram and compass and the “BTB/Western School” which does not consider the North, South, East and West directions but instead uses the door to define the qualities of the energies of every area in your home.

However, both schools have the same nine areas of life and consider the same Feng Shui colors and elements. The following traditional Bagua Map was designed by Caroline Patrick BorNei, a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner and Artist, who kindly allowed me to share it with you here, for illustration purposes.

The BTB/Western School Bagua Map is a grid divided into nine parts which represent the nine areas of life. In the Western School, you lay the Bagua Map with its bottom edge aligned with the wall where the main door or entryway to your house is. Each square is assigned to a Feng Shui area.

The lower grid (from left to right) will be your personal growth and cultivation, career and path, and the helpful people and blessings. Middle row is family and heart, health, and children and creativity. Upper Row are wealth, prosperity and abundance, fame and reputation, and love and marriage / relationships.

Wealth Fame Relationships
Family/Heart Health Creativity/Children
Wisdom/Personal Growth Career Helpful People

 Meaning of Colors

Feng Shui colors are needed to bring light into your home, which is a primary nutrient for a happy home. The choice of Feng Shui colors depends largely on the type of energy you need to bring into your living space. This need considers the walls, furniture, draperies, carpets, and everything that you bring into your home. The colors of Feng Shui are expressed or defined by the elements, as follows:

Fire – High Energy and Passion

Red denotes luxury and richness but has to be used in moderation because excessive use of red will bring negative energies such as anger and aggression. Orange is lively and energetic. Avoid using orange with the metal element because fire melts metal. Purple is the meditation color of choice and is associated with spiritual realms. Avoid purple as wall color. Soft red and pink are the colors of love. Bright Yellow enhances self-esteem, positive energy, good health and well being.

Earth – Stability and Nourishment

Light Yellow promotes positive energy. Earth or sandy colors and Beige are linked to permanence and steadiness.

Metal – Accuracy and Clarity

Gray and gold express the qualities of metal: reflective, clear and sharp which gives life and clarity in space. White heals and soothes the psyche and denotes a bright future.

Water – Abundance, Ease and Freshness

Blue denotes healing and refreshing qualities of the element. Black signifies sophistication and mystery, defines the space adding strength and depth to it.

Wood – Vitality and Health

Brown keeps the balance and provides nourishment to the energy. Green represents new life, new energy and renewal.

The Nine Areas of the Bagua Compass

East – has the life area of Family and Health.

West – has the life area of Children and Creativity.

North – has the life area of Life’s Path and Career.

South – has the life area of Fame and Reputation.

Northeast – has the life area of Wisdom, Knowledge and Spiritual Growth.

Northwest – has the life area of Travel, Helpful People and Blessings.

Southeast – has the life area of Abundance and Material Wealth.

Southwest – has the life area of Relationships, Marriage and Love.

At first, it can be tricky to put all elements and colors together, but with practice and using your intuition as guidance, it all falls into place. Besides the obvious benefits you can get, it can be a lot of fun!

The “Fast Feng Shui: 9 Simple Principles for Transforming Your Life by Energizing Your Home” by Stephanie Roberts, presents many concepts with simplicity straight from her years of personal study and consultations, and provides plenty of tips -especially for beginners- so you can get the benefits of the Art of Placement in your living spaces.

Get Stephanie’s Feng Shui ebook to get a taste of what you can do with Feng Shui to improve the harmony and create abundance in your home and office! Just click on the ebook image below…

This popular and critically acclaimed Feng Shui manual is now available in ebook format for instant download. You get all the great information and Feng Shui advice of the original trade paperback edition, without the wait, or the shipping fee!

P.S. I encourage you to learn more about Stephanie and the people she’s helped with applied Feng Shui. The testimonials at her site are fantastic!

Feng Shui

Feng Shui

for Balance & Harmony

If you have ever flipped through the pages of an interior decorating magazine, you most likely appreciated the comfort and beauty of the living environments portrayed in the photographs.

Now imagine if those living spaces were also infused with positive energy to enhance your living experience!

Good News… You can achieve this with Feng Shui, the Chinese art that literally takes interior decorating to the next level by focusing not only on material comfort but on the circulation of vital energy as well.

Feng Shui is also known as the “Art of Placement” because it helps design living spaces by placing furniture and objects in accordance with universal principles. It uses natural elements to balance the energy flow or Chi with the purpose of creating a more harmonious and happier environmental experience.

Feng Shui (pronounced Fong Schuay) literally means “wind and water.” As you know, these two natural elements are vital for life. They are also in constant movement as they flow and circulate freely throughout the planet. Since wind and water are never still, they represent energy.

Wind (oxygen, air) is the the “breath of life” and water comprises 75% of everything in the planet. Moreover, when these two natural elements combine they create a diversity of weather and temperature conditions that also determine the circumstances of life, not only for human beings but for all life forms on the planet.

Even though Wind and Water are the main elements, all five elements are considered as each has a different kind of energy based on its unique properties.

The Five Elements of Feng Shui

  • Water. Always in motion, always running, always conveying energy. It is related to life, nourishment, communication, travel and everything that has to do with movement. It is symbolized by the colors blue and black.
  • Wood. Represents creativity and innovation, inspiration, insight and motivation. It is symbolized with the colors brown and green.
  • Fire. This element represents warmth, energy, passion and enthusiasm when in balance with the other elements. It is the strongest of all elements, so must be used with caution as it can derive in aggressiveness and destruction. It is symbolized by colors in the red spectrum.
  • Earth. This is for stability, permanence, solidity, patience, honesty and methodical activities. It is symbolized by the colors beige and yellow.
  • Metal. It relates to harvest, health, business, money and success. It is symbolized by the colors white, grey or gold.

The technique used to place objects and elements in accordance to these principles is called Feng Shui Map or Bagua. It is an octagon shaped energy map or diagram with nine areas (counting the center as one) that encompasses all areas of life.

Every section is dedicated to a specific area: Prosperity, Money and Abundance; Fame, Recognition and Reputation; Love, Marriage and Relationships; Creativity and Children; Travel, Help and Mentor; Career, Work and Life Path; Skills, Abilities, Spirituality and Knowledge; Family; and Health. To learn more about the Bagua Map, please click here.

When we consider that every single living creature and every inert thing in the universe is swirling energy, all intermingled and in constant movement, we are able to perceive the value of Feng Shui in the state of our living environment that much more. From this viewpoint, Feng Shui is holistic in nature. It helps you design your living space in alignment with energy flow and universal principles so you get to live harmoniously in your environment.

Seven Essentials that You can use to apply Feng Shui to Your Living Spaces

  • Wind Chimes
    These help increase harmony within family members. Place a wind chime by your front door to invite good vibes to all who live in your home as well as to all who cross the entryway of your home. The soft sounds of a wind chime will make you feel good about being home, and raise the energy of your home  environment.  Bells hung on the front door’s knob also invite harmony into the home. The sounds of bells raise the energy every time the door is opened and people come in. Also, wind chimes in the bedroom help enhance love and relationships. In general, wind chimes disseminate good vibes into the air.
  • Rocks
    Rocks are solid and heavy which help with stabilizing and grounding creating a secure, sturdy and settled environment. These are to be placed by the entry way or foyer or in any place where there is a lot of movement in order to slow down fast moving energy and bring peace into the environment.
  • Candles
    All candles in different shapes and colors are Feng Shui enhancers. Aromatic candles are particularly good to alter energy in a variety of ways. Some are soothing, others are stimulating. Anything that affects the senses has the power to alter the flow of energy.
  • Crystals
    These should be hanged over places where family members gather together, and other places where energy can get heavy. Some examples of these are around coffee tables, family room areas and dining room tables. Crystal balls help make disagreements less intense (they absorb heavy energies) bringing calmness to the environment.
  • Red Ribbons
    In general, colors are very important when it comes to Feng Shui, and red is special in which it reflects energy that balances the Yin-Yang. Use red ribbons to hang the crystal balls, and especially tie them around your phone for clear communication, good business practices and prosperity.
  • Chinese Coins
    Speaking of red ribbons, tie a handful of Chinese coins with a 9, 18 or 27 inch red ribbon and hang it on the back of your front door handle. This will attract money and prosperity.
  • Fish Pond
    If you can afford a pond, place one with 9 gold fish (eight should be red and one black) by your front door or in your back yard. Keep the water clean at all times. The red fish is meant to bring good fortune and the black to absorb negative vibes. Also, it is peaceful to watch fish swim.

The main purpose of Feng Shui is to achieve an overall balance of Chi or energy in the living spaces. When the elements are combined harmoniously, you notice an “ideal” chi in which you feel a welcoming and warm feeling at home… or, like they say you feel at “Home Sweet Home.” On the contrary, if you feel the presence of anxiety, lack, sadness, nervousness, depression, fear, anger or any kind of uneasy feeling in your home, you will perceive the Chi as out of balance.

Just like blood pressure, the perfect chi is different for every person -and even for every home. The ideal situation is to achieve a balance between yin and yang that is unique for you and those that share your living spaces and that is conductive to your own perfect equilibrium between calmness and excitement.

Obviously, Feng Shui is more mystical and elaborated than what I have presented to you in this short article; but there is no need to become overwhelmed or discouraged. I have found a source written by an expert Feng Shui Consultant with many years of successful practice under her belt.

You see, Stephanie was a successful instructional designer in New York City.

After years of listening to her clients complaints that they couldn’t find a Feng Shui book that explained the basics in a way they could understand and use, Stephanie decided to present this complex information in a format and sequence that is easy to understand and use.

That is when she started writing about the Art or Placement in simple terms that are easy to understand and follow.

I encourage you to get the Fast Feng Shui: 9 Simple Principles for Transforming Your Life by Energizing Your Home by Stephanie Roberts, as she presents the Foundation Principles and Core Concepts of Feng Shui with simplicity – especially for beginners!

The “Fast Feng Shui: 9 Simple Principles for Transforming Your Life by Energizing Your Home” presents an effective approach to contemporary Western Feng Shui which shows you fast and effective ways to remove obstacles for growth, so you achieve greater success and prosperity in all aspects of life.

And while you are at her site, I encourage you to learn more about Stephanie’s work as a Feng Shui expert; there are plenty of testimonials, even one by Louise Hay! You will also find that she’s put her knowledge in a series of ebooks which will surely help you regardless of the area you want to improve in your life.

You can learn more about Stephanie’s work and ebooks at her site here. Start improving the harmony and abundance in your home today!

Interesting Fact…

When the Disney Corporation was planning their new Disneyland Theme Park in Hong Kong, an expert Feng Shui master was hired to help with the park’s layout and design. After careful consideration, the master suggested shifting the main gate by 12 degrees to enhance energy flow and profitability.

Then, the master incorporated the five natural elements of Feng Shui and a virtual koi pond in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel’s flagship restaurant, “The Golden Lotus.”

Incense was burned every time a building was completed. For positive energy flow related to family and happiness, Sept 12th, 2005 was chosen as The Day for the Grand Opening!

~ Source: The Walt Disney Company – 2006 Annual Report

Self Forgiveness

Self Forgiveness

… the Path to a Peaceful Life

Mistakes… we all make them. No one is immune to them. Some are big, others trivial; some are significant and others inconsequential. After all, we are not perfect; we are only human… that’s how we learn, improve, and evolve.

For some of us, mistakes are just a part of life. We take them as an experience that offers a learning lesson and then move on. For others, however, it is hard to let go and forgive themselves.

How do you take mistakes? Do you acknowledge, analyze, learn and move on hoping not to make the same mistake again? Or do you dwell on them and find it hard to let go and forgive yourself?

For most of us, it depends on the gravity of the mistake. Some are easier to let go than others. If the mistake has been significant, the sense of being chased and assaulted by your past faults can sometimes feel like a huge burden that can lead to self-defeat.

If not dealt with properly and on time, it can take its toll and throw you into the painful and self-inflicted emotional pain that comes from guilt and regret.

All human beings slip up and make mistakes… all of us. Nothing new here but it is always good to remember. Instead of focusing on our flaws and imperfections and on why we couldn’t have been better, smarter, kinder, more compassionate or politically correct, let’s remember that judging ourselves after the fact, is not only unfair but it can get intense. Emotions gets mixed and ugly. They can go from sadness to inadequacy and even into feeling miserable. Taken to extremes, tossing and turning at night will likely follow.

Through all the haze of self-disgust, pain, misery, and self-torture, a very important thing seems to be pushed into the sidelines and overlooked: The mistake does NOT have to define us; the mistake is NOT who we are… if only we learn to separate the faulty behavior from the self we can learn to forgive ourselves.

Self-forgiveness is one of the most beautiful gifts that we can give to ourselves. When we give ourselves permission to humbly accept our faults and see ourselves with compassion, wonderful things can happen.

When you detach yourself from the mistake, you will see things with a fresher perspective, and from that mindset, you can explore ways to evolve and improve; you can liberate yourself from crushing emotions, and you start allowing feelings of self-compassion as you become more nurturing toward yourself. Self-forgiveness empowers you to move on and redeem yourself.

You can now see how self-forgiveness is instrumental for the personal development and self-growth of a person. The problem is, few people manage to view mistakes as opportunities to grow. Thus, they must learn to view mistakes from a different light, as a product of being human versus a product of wickedness, and use that knowledge to remind themselves that the mistake is not an extension of who they truly are.

Faulty thinking in this regard is what makes it common for people to feel that they don’t deserve forgiveness, especially from themselves.

Still, many might have the mistaken idea that the more they emotionally beat themselves about their mistakes, the better the world will regard them.

But you don’t have to surrender to that mistaken idea. The following points will guide you towards self-forgiveness and the well deserved moment of glorious liberation:

  • What happened?
    This is the very first step towards self-forgiveness. Take a few moments to analyze what went wrong with the sole intention to learn and prevent similar mistakes from happening again. Re-create in your mind what happened and see what prompted your actions and how you could have handled it in a different, more productive way.
  • Why did it happen?
    Try to identify why you acted -or reacted- the way you did… where you stressed out? tired? sleepless? upset perhaps about something unrelated? Self-forgiveness is not about making excuses or trying to dismiss the situation. It’s about having the opportunity to explore why things happened the way they did leaving guilt and shame aside while still feeling accountable for your mistake.
  • What can you do about it?
    Taking responsibility for your actions and accepting the facts are important steps towards self-forgiveness. Also, being humble and asking for forgiveness will help you overcome your own emotional turmoil. Asking for forgiveness from those affected leaves the ego out of the equation. This allows for self-acceptance and self-forgiveness as well. This is how you acknowledge and accept what has happened as you mend the situation.

Awareness and Self-Forgiveness

Once you go through the 3 points above, you will clearly know that your mistake was an act and it is not who you are. When you detach yourself from the behavior, you are able to let go of guilt and release regret as you become aware of the fact that your mistake does not have to define you as a person. For whatever reason and under whatever circumstances the mistake was made. Just remember that you only did the best you could at that time.

Open your heart and remember who you truly are.

Next, you will be able to see the mistake as an opportunity to learn. Remember that wisdom over a certain thing cannot be attained without the outlay of a mistake, and as a human being you are not exempt from that rule.

The only way to realize that you can do better is to fail at something. When you make mistakes, remember that you have been given the opportunity to learn one or more important lessons. These teachings can help you avoid making the same mistake in the future, and most importantly, it can help you become better at handling that particular thing or event in the future.

As this awareness settles, take a few moments to rest your mind and relax your body. Allow yourself to feel your self-forgiveness as a warm wave that releases the extra weight of your soul, lifts your negative emotions and bathes your being with light.

Finally, if you find yourself still dwelling on experiences of this kind, if you feel embarrassed, burdened, or keep on judging yourself, just know that the longer you go over and over the mistake in your head, the more your self-confidence and self-esteem will be affected.

The good news is that you don’t have to live feeling guilty indefinitely. Take a look at The Release Technique site where you can learn more about what release is and how this technique can help you let go of guilt, regret and emotional pain for good!

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Lucid Dreaming

Exploring

Lucid Dreaming

Do you remember all the hype around Virtual Reality about 10 years ago?

If you believed what the experts were saying back then, we would be spending our time today exploring alternative worlds and having a lot of fun with adventures as special agents, powerful warriors or even superheroes … all as if we were really living the experience right there and then.

Sadly, technology has not gotten quite there yet … but some exciting prototypes are being tested as I write this (Dec, 2016.) However, there are people who enjoy adventures in virtual reality one, two or more times per week, and without fancy technology. These fortunate few have learned to harness the power of lucid dreaming.

Unlike usual dreams which can be hazy, strange and frequently forgotten as soon as you wake up, lucid dreams are very different and quite special because when you dream in this fashion you are actually awake inside your dream!

In other words, imagine this: You are warm in your bed and start dreaming. Only you know you’re dreaming, yet the things you are dreaming about are ‘out of the ordinary.’ Nevertheless, the world around you seems as ‘real‘ as the one you’re in now, as you are reading this article. Exciting, uh?! But you might be asking…

Why Would I Want to Learn Lucid Dreaming?

A sleeping person who is dreaming lucidly knows that he(she) is awake inside the dream and can even remember the dream, totally or partially after he awakens. The amazing thing is that those who have developed this amazing ability are able to control or redirect the outcomes of their dreams. This could be compared to plotting a sci-fi movie in which you get to decide what you do (how about flying like Superman?) and how the story ends.

Now, think about it… This is HUGE because you can manipulate your dream to your liking and experience the dream ‘as if’ it was a reality which helps you modify limiting beliefs, handle fears, achieve seemingly impossible things, and reprogram your subconscious mind to succeed at anything you want!

Imagine the possibilities!

Let’s say that you had fear of heights and that you have trained yourself to lucid dream. You go to sleep and through a series of prompts, you begin to dream lucidly.

This means that you are awake within your dream. Then, you purposefully picture yourself climbing a ladder in total confidence. You can add as many details as you want and see yourself totally confident, fearless, courageous, and enjoying the experience. Since your subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between yes and no and can’t discern reality from fantasy, you will be living and feeling the experience as if you were actually there.

Think about it… you can use lucid dreaming as a self-development technique to achieve goals, enhance your self-growth and become the person you want to be, easier, faster, and  having fun… almost effortlessly!

Types of Lucid Dreaming

There are two ways with which lucid dreaming begins. The first one is called the dream-initiated lucid dream. It refers to a person who is asleep, starts dreaming and then begins to be conscious of the fact that he is dreaming while being able to remain asleep. The second one is called the wake-initiated lucid dream. In this one the person is still fully awake yet falls into a state of dream and can ‘live‘ the experiences as if they were real as well.

How To Lucid Dream

The good news is that everyone can develop the ability to dream in this fashion. There are simple methods and techniques to develop the ability to lucid dreaming which have been proven to be effective and safe for many people. To start, all you need to do is believe that you will be able to achieve the goal of gaining this ability, and you will.

Here are some points to learn and follow:

  • Practice Reality Checks

If you are in a state of disbelief about something that you consider out of the ordinary or abnormal, check it out against something that is real. That’s how you’ll know you are dreaming. For instance, grab a pencil with your right hand right now and try to pierce the palm of your left hand with it. You will feel pressure and if you do it long enough, you will feel pain. This will indicate that you are awake. If you were dreaming, you’d be able to pierce the palm of your left hand and see the pencil going straight through, with no resistance, blood or pain.

The practice of reality checks while awake will eventually leak into your dreams and will become the signal that let’s you know you are actually asleep. When this becomes habitual, you will start to dream about this and soon conclude that indeed you are dreaming. Make it a habit to practice reality checks like these while you go about your day.

  • Write Your Dreams in a Journal

As soon as you are awake, recall your dream and write it down with precision; such as place, people, events, facts, and what exactly happened; write down as much details as you remember. Don’t wait long as significant points become blurry soon after awakening.

When you keep a dream journal, you will soon discover that there are common dream patterns or details that are present in your dreams.

This will help you first identify if the dream is lucid, and then it will help you fall into this kind of dream on purpose and more often.

  • Concentrate on Dreaming Lucidly

Before falling asleep, focus your attention and concentration on having a lucid dream. Soak your mind deeply in the subject by reading, learning, and thinking about it as much as possible. Talk about this interest of yours with others and make it a subject of curiosity and exploration so it becomes a frequent instance in your mind.

  • Establish Your Own Sleeping Schedule

Lucid dreaming can be induced by establishing a sleeping time and pattern, because as with any habit, the more you do it the more predictable it becomes. So plan to determine the best time for you to go to sleep and stick to it to train your mind to fall asleep at a certain time and follow patterns with ease in this manner.

  • Create a Personal Reminder

A personal reminder can be a small object to help you confirm that you are awake after having had a lucid dream. It will be your clue to determine whether you are indeed awake or not. When you see and feel this object in your hand, it creates a signal that prompts you to realize that you are indeed awake.

Here’s an example of this

If you watched the mind-bending movie “Inception” by acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan and leading actor Leonardo DiCaprio playing the character of Cobb, you’ll recall that at the end of the movie the viewer is left to make his/her own conclusions based on perception and interpretation of what happens to the spinning top.

Was Cobb still dreaming when he went back to his children or was the spinning top about to fall over and confirm the scene was an awaken reality? The top was the signal (personal reminder) that Cobb used throughout the movie to determine whether he was awake or dreaming because no top will spin indefinitely, unless it is in a dream.

  • Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreaming (MILD) Technique

This technique was introduced by Stephen Laberge, a psycho-physiologist and leader in the scientific study of lucid dreaming, and founder of “The Lucidity Institute.” The technique allows you to recall your dream in as much detail as possible and becoming conscious that you are dreaming by repetitively telling yourself that you are dreaming.

Of course, these are  a few basic principles of this practice. To become very good at lucid dreaming, more learning, understanding and practice are needed. Experts can do this effectively and at will, and the benefits are only limited to one’s imagination. Just think about this… anything is possible when you are dreaming, and the subconscious mind does not differentiate between fact or fiction… what would your plan be if you were to dream lucidly tonight?

To further explore the art of lucid dreaming as a personal development technique, click on the banner below…


Akashic Records

Learn to Read

The Akashic Records

It’s been said that knowledge is power, and in the case of the Akashic Records, I couldn’t agree more… Imagine having a library of unlimited information at your disposal, documented information that contains everything that has happened or will ever happen in the whole history of human kind… what will you do with that information?

Getting secrets to re-establish your health? Attain resources to gain financial stability for yourself and your family? Getting feedback on a particular issue that can save an endangered species? Learning the reason behind a great mystery of the past? Preventing a future pandemic? Attract favorable situations to your life experience based on what you learn from your ancestors?

Truly… What would you do with such an unlimited power?

I first learned about the Akashic Records back in 2002, when I read the Biography of Edgar Cayce, a renowned American psychic who had the special ability to get information through a state of altered consciousness. This ability enabled him to download -allegedly from The Records- answers to specific questions to help people in a variety of situations, especially health related issues. Needless to say, I found it fascinating; however, I could not find too many details on the Akashic Records back then.

A few years later, I came across a different manuscript that not only mentioned the Records, but shared more detail about them. I learned that the term Akashic derives from a Sanskrit word, Akasha, which means “boundless time and space”. Akasha translates literally into ether, a substance that Wallace D. Wattles referred to as the ‘Formless Stuff‘ or ‘Original Substance‘ from which the Universe was made of –but not all of it was used in forming the Universe. The spaces within, from and in between the things of the visible matter are also permeated with this ‘stuff’, making it the raw material of everything, everywhere… (ref. The Science of Getting Rich, chapter 3, 1910)

Thus, the Akashic Records are a component of this ether; they are just in the unseen; in that part of the invisible Universe that is all around us. In these Records, every single thing that has happened and will happen has been documented, just like a mega history book that encompasses ALL times.

The Akashic Records can be described as a mega computer or huge file cabinet where every thought, emotion, intention, and action ever experienced by human kind has been documented.

Other names for Akashic Records are ‘The Book of Life‘ or ‘Heavenly Library‘. By these names we can determine that these Records have a powerful influence over the present day. Deeds, emotions and events that occurred in the past have a large connection with the ‘hows’ and the ‘whys’ of the present time.

In other words, the present is a consequence of the past; and the information within is totally unbiased, matter-of-fact, and non-judgmental. What we have done in the past, has been recorded and has become a compass that determines the probabilities of whatever we attract into our present time. This goes beyond individuality, as it affects us all as the human race.

From the Akashic Records emerge myths, beliefs, symbols and the well known archetypes of Carl Jung. Jungian Archetypes –as they are called- are “ancient or archaic images that derive from the collective unconscious”; the innate universal psychic predispositions common to all human kind.

This is not to be confused with intuition or instinct. Jung believed that instinct is “an unconscious physical impulse toward actions while the archetype is the psychic counterpart”. Once we are in-the-know, it becomes quite obvious that without these Records, human evolution –and survival- would not have happened and could not had been  possible… to this day.

It is also said that the Akashic Records are part of the Universal Mind. So when you learn to access them, it is like getting loving guidance from the One for the future. Moreover, when these records are combined with the four elements (earth, air, fire and water), they symbolize the five human senses: smell, sight, hearing, touch and taste.

Many psychics have talked about the Akashic Records. One of them was Helena Blavatsky, a Russian psychic (1831 to 1891), who described the Records as “the very core or essence of all types of energy, whether it be physical energy, psychic energy or even spiritual energy“. According to her, the very seeds of creation are within the Akashic Records, which are activated by the will of the Divine Spirit.

So… how can you benefit from this knowledge?

The Akashic Records are about absolute TRUTH, and as such they are meant to be explored. They can provide you with insight on your past, present, and future. Once you have access to every thought, feeling, and experience of human kind throughout limitless time, you can work on recreating your own life experiences.

For instance, if you feel you could have a block that is preventing you from achieving success, you could look into the cause of this block it in your past.

From this ‘knowing‘ you can get a better understanding of the block and know what to do to set yourself free from fear of failure or fear of success.

Here’s another example… If you find yourself picking the wrong person for a romantic relationship time and again, you can learn the reason behind that behavior and from that point, you can let go of the past experience that has you stuck in order to start facilitating meetings of possible right partners for you.

In this manner, the Akashic Records can become your book of answers. Once you learn to ask ‘why‘ you’ll find the answers by reading the Records.

The Akashic Records are THE origin of and for everything. They are a trusted source for truth. Just as Edgar Cayce used to read them, we can learn to access these records through states of altered consciousness, such as hypnosis. You don’t have to be a psychic or have special abilities to access, read and learn from the Akashic Records!

The possibilities are limitless… think about it! Imagine being able to peek into time -past and future- and see everything that has ever happened in the Universe. Picture being able to get reasons and explanations to mysteries of human history, or to get the understanding behind a profound event that altered history and even your own life… Imagine that!!

It is like becoming ONE with the Universe! Once you know how to access this power, every single thought, idea, event or intention that has ever existed will be at your fingertips for you to improve upon yourself and the world at large.

Would you like to learn how to access the Akashic Records?

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Remote Viewing

Remote Viewing

and Remote Influencing

 

Time travel, artificial intelligence, teleportation and mind reading have fired the imagination of numerous science fiction authors since the early part of the 19th century, when –according to many- the very first science fiction novel was written. Can you guess it? None less than Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley!

By the mid-nineteenth century, para-psychological research intended to explain paranormal phenomena like telepathy, telekinesis and other ESP, but because these activities could not be replicated or understood in terms of known scientific principles, they were regarded as weird, abnormal and even uncanny, and eventually got discarded by the general public as non-sense pseudoscience.

However, with science making significant advances in recent years – especially in the field of quantum mechanics and quantum physics, mounting evidence appears to support the existence of a world that is imperceptible by the five senses, where the seemingly impossible can be possible, and where the unlimited power of the human mind is becoming more evident than ever.

Thus, even though parapsychologists have long accepted the fact that thoughts and ideas cannot be passed from one mind to another directly, they believe that telepathy –as well as other paranormal activities, are not only real but at work in most of us at any given time (if you have ever thought of a friend or relative that you have not heard of in a long time and then received a phone call from them ‘out of the blue’, you have experienced this first hand.) More importantly, parapsychologists believe that it is just a matter of time for human beings to get control of brain’s abilities.

To support this, neuroscientists are becoming more agreeable to the fact that there is more science than fiction in these precepts as they keep on researching and discovering that there is more than meets the eye. Will this be the marriage between science and fiction? Only time will tell, but for now, let’s explore something very exciting and available to all of us, right now…

Remove Viewing and Remote Influencing

When I first heard about RV and RI, I thought it was a term coined after an Isaac Asimov’s novel, but once I looked into it, I found a handful of fascinating facts.

Remote viewing refers to the ability to see without using our eyes with the purpose of acquiring information from an object or scene at a distance. This is done using the power of the mind, bypassing the sense of sight and allowing the mind to perceive and ‘see‘ regardless of space and time.

This process was first tested and used by the U.S. Federal Government. The goal of the “Stargate Project” –as it was coined- was to determine the potential of this psychic phenomenon for use in military applications. Unfortunately, the project was discarded in 1995, stating “lack of documented evidence.

As I kept reading, I came across Gerald O’Donnell, President and Founder of ARVARI, the Academy of Remote Viewing and Remote Influencing. Mr. O’Donnell, is an Hypnotherapist, who also holds MBA, Mathematics B.Sc. and Computer Science M.Sc. degrees.

His expertise in remote viewing earned him recognition as one of the world’s top technical commodities expert by Paine Webber and Bache Co. and back in the 80’s he was approached by a European Intelligence Agency to set up an experimental program on mental espionage.

It was during his work that he discovered that by using specific mental techniques, he was able to conquer time and space as stipulated in the non-locality theorem of quantum physics, which allowed him “to experience the perceived past and the probable future.

With this realization, Mr. O’Donnell decided to retire from the Intelligence Community and made it his mission to teach these principles to individuals for their personal growth, as well as on a global scale, with the intention to create healthier realities and a better world overall.

The techniques that he has developed and teaches to his students prove that limitations are a perception of the mind; thus, there are no limitations but only those we impose on ourselves. Gerald O’Donnell shows us that the path to live a happier existence is available to all of us. The only requirement is to learn to use our mind to our advantage and in the benefit of all. Fascinating, don’t you think?

Now the question is… what would you do if you could not only ‘see’ at a distance, regardless of time and space, but were able toinfluence‘ your future? Impossible, you say?

I invite you to further explore this possibility, and to learn more about Gerald O’Donnell and his work by visiting his virtual Academy site, ARVARI. Prepare to get your mind opened to the possibilities and then, you can draw your own conclusions…


 

Hooponopono

Ho’oponopono

The Art of Letting Go

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian word meaning literally “to make right” or to correct errors. This word is used to describe a technique to solve problems in which family members gather to improve relationships through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, mutual restitution and forgiveness. Much like a group mental cleansing, Ho’oponopono is a way to release past grudges, to let go and live at peace with yourself, those you love, and those around you.

The practice goes back to the mid 1900’s when Mary Kawena Pukui documented her experiences with this practice in her 2 volume book titled “Nānā i ke Kumu” which translates to Look to the Source.

In her volumes, Kawena describes Ho’oponopono as a practice where family members gather with the intention to bend broken family ties; much like the family meetings that therapists recommend nowadays, except Ho’oponopono includes prayer, confession and mutual compensation.

In 1980 Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a Kahuna (Healing Priest) herself, developed an updated version of the practice of Ho’oponopono to be implemented individually by all who need and desire to heal their hearts from resentment and discord. The main focus of this practice is to realize and accept complete responsibility for one’s deeds and actions.

Modern Ho’oponopono practice is based on the notion that everything we experience and exists around us is a projection of what we carry inside. Thus, it is our total responsibility to change our reality. In philosophical terms, this concept relates to solipsism – the only thing that exists is our mind.

The whole of reality is contingent upon the self’s perception, or the world within. The events in the world without (our outer world experience) are composed of mere interpretations of the self, having no objective existence. It is our own life experiences that got tattooed –so to speak- into our subconscious mind that compels us to “play them back” every time we encounter a new experience within the same realm.

Truth is, there are no new problems. As human beings, we carry the same blueprint since the beginning of time. We’re just playing and replaying the same old patterns. Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist, referred to this as collective unconsciousness also known as a reservoir of the experiences of our species.

One of Jung’s famous theories associated with archetypes explains this concept more in depth. In it, Jung suggested the existence of universal stereotypes. These channel our experiences and emotions in a way that result in recognizable and specific behavior patterns which generate certain probable outcomes.

Memories are recorded in our subconscious mind and passed on from generation to generation. As we combine these inherited memories with our own life experiences we give birth to our own set of beliefs which make us behave the way we do. Many times, these memories fabricate limiting beliefs that manifest in vicious cycles we cannot seem to get rid of. For instance… how many times have you wanted to stop a certain behavior consciously only to realize later on that you have fallen into the same pattern, yet again?

Realize that every time you are unhappy or frustrated with one of your patterns, is because you are acting based on memories, either your own, your ancestors’ or a combination of both. As creatures of habit, this is why it seems so difficult for us -human beings- to break away from nagging routines or ways of being.

In most instances we are not even aware of this happening. This is also what makes us so unique. It may take years of self study into self discovery to get to know oneself.

The practice of Ho’oponopono enables us to release these old patterns and memories in order to emerge as the pure beings we truly are. It allows us to let go of erroneous thoughts that are preventing us from discovering our full potential and from being our true self.

Ho’oponopono Self I-Dentity practice

The updated Ho’oponopono practice, also called Self I-Dentity, is different from the group gatherings that characterized its roots. It is also different from modern day therapy and counseling. In this new version, it is the individual the one who starts this practice from a place of self conviction, free will and definite purpose.

Commitment and responsibility are present. The individual is aware of the fact that nothing needs to be fixed in the outer world, but that everything starts within the inner realm.

As mentioned above, the first step is to acknowledge that you are responsible for everything that happens in your life. As hard as this may be for some, this is an absolute essential to begin transformation, because by taking responsibility you are accepting that you are capable of modifying those aspects of your life that are not bringing you the results you want.

As simple as this may sound, it is the hardest part. Once you assimilate this and are willing to accept full responsibility, you are ready to move forward.

Four phrases to initiate the Ho’oponopono healing:
Thank you
I love you
I am sorry
Please forgive me

The simplified “how-to”

When you are ready, go to a cozy corner where you won’t be distracted and take a few minutes to be by yourself.

Sit or lay down comfortably, take a few deep breaths and close your eyes… try to set aside any problems you might have had during the day and just relax.

Now, repeat these four phrases over and over to yourself, either aloud or in your mind. Do it slowly and quietly, giving yourself the opportunity to feel the words. Focus on each word and pay attention to how you feel.

Here are some examples to follow…

  • What are you thankful for?
    Be thankful for the opportunity to clear this and let go.
  • Who do you love?
    Feel love towards the person who hurt you and towards yourself.
  • What are you sorry for?
    Feel sorry for whatever you did that caused this experience to manifest
    (this is where you take full responsibility)
  • What are you asking forgiveness for?
    Ask for forgiveness from your Higher Source and forgive yourself.
    Release and let go of what has caused this conflict and/or suffering.

Take a few moments to just be with these feelings. Let go of interpreting, ego and blame. When you are ready to continue, say a prayer for that somebody that is suffering or that has caused you suffering. It doesn’t need to be a prayer from a book, but from your heart. Breathe deeply, open your eyes, smile and go about your day feeling at peace with your being.

Welcome blessings into your life 
Let go of “learned” suffering
 
Practice
 Ho’oponopono
It can transform your life!

 

 

Covert Hypnosis

Covert Hypnosis

Learn the Art of Persuasion

What if you could communicate a message to your partner, child, co-worker -and even your boss- in a way that they take action and follow your command without confrontation, argument or resistance of any kind?

If you think this sounds too good to be true, this article will prove to be quite interesting to you…

Covert Hypnosis, is one of the most successful models of persuasion. It is a very specific form of hypnosis in which the person exerting it communicates a subtle message with a specific intent and without the other person consciously being aware of it. For this to happen, the person using Covert Hypnosis must bypass the conscious mind of the person listening, and talk directly to their subconscious mind during a casual conversation.

Dr. Milton H. Erickson

Also known as Conversational, Underground or Street Hypnosis, this model of hypnosis was developed by Dr. Milton Hyland Erickson and it is considered one of the most effective techniques used today within the whole range of Ericksonian Hypnosis techniques.

In Covert Hypnosis, Dr. Erickson combined traditional hypnosis with NLP and other behavioral methodologies to order and command the subconscious mind through story telling or metaphors in a very persuasive manner. When metaphors and symbols are used, the mind gets conditioned to adapt to predetermined changes at a gradual pace.

An interesting fact is that Erickson developed this method initially as a self-help technique. Later in his life, he used his personal experience and his professional experience combined -while working with schizophrenic patients- to create the more comprehensive and revolutionary technique we know today for its unconventional effectiveness. The  technique is called Covert Hypnosis.

Due to his technique, Dr. Milton H. Erickson is regarded as a prominent figure in psychotherapy, right along with Dr. Carl Jung and Dr. Sigmund Freud.

Born in 1901 in a small town of Nevada, USA, Erickson faced several challenges while growing up. From being color blinded to mild dyslexia, his biggest challenge was having been stricken with polio at the age of 17, which confined him to his bed and a wheel chair most of the time. His eagerness to get out and see the world got him into using his mind to visualize himself doing the things he wanted to do. He spent so much time day dreaming that eventually he ended up inducing self-trance at will. While in that state, Erickson taught himself to walk again and eventually succeeded.

How does Covert Hypnosis work?

The main characteristic of Covert Hypnosis is that a specific conversation is loaded with embedded suggestions that provide precise instructions with a definite intention and that are unrecognizable by the conscious mind of the targeted individual.

An embedded suggestion is a repetitive suggestion that is hidden in the context of a conversation of an assortment of words. The statements that contain the embedded suggestion vary in wording and meaning; however, the suggestion itself is focused on a particular aspect you want for the individual to do.

One interesting aspect of this hypnotic technique is that results are almost instant, are readily realizable and better suited for applications outside the therapist’s office. In other words, this technique can be learned and used by everyday people just like you and me.

The Four Stages of Covert Hypnosis

If you want to become a great conversational hypnotist, you must learn and follow the following four stages. With practice, you will gain the ability to send your subject into an hypnotic trance without them being aware of it!

  • Attention
    Practice gaining your subject’s attention while talking to him/her about something of interest to them. A way to do this is to ask questions that peak curiosity about a subject of high interest to the person. The important step is to gain their attention so they are focused on your talk 100%.
  • Bypassing the Critical Factor
    The critical factor is the filter of the conscious mind that is in charge of analyzing every bit of information that comes from the world around us. This step is essential for Covert Hypnosis to work effectively. The subject must agree with you and accept your suggestions without questioning what you are saying. This means you should bypass their filter to talk to their subconscious mind.
  • Activation of the Unconscious Response
    In this stage the subject reacts to your conversation from an unconscious level. When the response evokes emotion is much more powerful. Examples of this are changes in position, watery eyes, forceful swallowing, rapid blinking and changes in breathing pattern.
  • Lead to a Desired Action or Response
    Once you recognize the unconscious response it will be very easy to lead them to your intended outcome. That outcome can be the modification of a thought process, a desired course of action, an idea or anything that you know will help the subject in any particular area of his life.

Many studies have been performed since Dr. Erickson developed this technique and it’s been proven time and again that the Covert Hypnosis method stands the test of time. Embedding suggestions works effectively regardless of age, culture and gender; and it works for a variety of purposes and goals.

Marketers have been incorporating Conversational Hypnosis in their sales letters; sales people in their pitches and many wise leaders have used the technique as well. It is of the out-most importance to maintain ethics and never to use this technique as a way to manipulate people to our advantage or with a selfish purpose in mind. Please use it responsibly!

Having said that, the technique can be used to break bad habits, improve relationships, and come to agreements that create win-win scenarios of all kinds, both at the personal and at the professional level.

Ready To Learn?

There are many courses and books on Covert Hypnosis, but my favorite is the one created by Hypnotherapist Steve G. Jones. Click on the banner below to learn more about it…