Gratitude – The Easiest and Most Powerful Healing Tool of them All!

GratitudeGratitude is one of the most powerful tools I know for shifting energy around any situation or relationship.  So many times we are focused on what we don’t want, don’t like or are worried about what will be. We judge situations and deem them “bad” and also are our own toughest critics.  We become wrapped up in our own minds and patterns of thought and sometimes days, weeks or even longer periods of time can pass without us taking that time to truly FEEL gratitude in us for all the things that ARE working in our lives.

My friend Zeenat, from Positive Provocations asked me to write a post (along with other blogging friends) that will be posted on her blog on her birthday, Saturday, September 28, 2013.  Please visit to bask in Zeenat’s amazing healing and loving energy and her beautiful outlook on life and to send her birthday wishes! I am also including a very special offer and gift for her birthday via that post. Her request inspired me not only to write this longer post about gratitude with exercises but also to show my gratitude to my subscribers. If you book a session in the next 72 hours – before Wednesday 11PM Eastern Standard Time.. I will give you a 1/2 price rate on ANY service (and Yes, that WILL include multiple services). Just a little THANK YOU for your love and support over the years. You can visit my services page and my Akashic page for more information and look at my testimonials to learn about other’s experiences in working with me.

Having been so ill for over 6 years I remember clearly how easy it is to be caught up in all the things I couldn’t “do, be or have in my life” instead of focusing on what I DID have. I still maintain that gratitude was one of the most instrumental tools allowing me to heal myself in three short weeks.  So how CAN we show gratitude and what are the easiest ways to bring this daily practice into your life? There are several ways I have found VERY effective to bring the MAGICAL energy of gratitude into your life:

1)  Make a list – of the first 10 things that come to mind that you are grateful for. (There are ALWAYS things to be grateful for – a roof over your head, food, friends, family, a pet, the health that you DO have).

2)  Make a list of 10 things you love about yourself. These can be hobbies that bring YOU joy or aspects of yourself.. are you a good listener?  Kind? Generous? So often we repeat to ourselves what we DON’T like about ourselves – this is a powerful exercise in affirming our self love. 

3)  In the morning or at night before bed the mind is in its most receptive state.  It is also the time we are known to “Worry”. Use this time to take a minute or two and reallllly think deeply about a few things you are grateful for and all the aspects that make that person or situation a gift in your life.

4)  Tell someone that you care about that you are grateful for them. You will make their day and warm your own heart in the process.

5)  Make a Gratitude Journal – at the end of every day or even sporadically during the day – write down things that made you smile, happy or brought a sense of relief to your life.

These are just a few simple and easy ways to express gratitude. There are many ways to express gratitude and as you begin to it raises your energetic vibration allowing MORE things to be grateful to come into your life. How do you express your gratitude toward life and all the wonderful things in it?

 

 

Law of Attraction Coaching

Red beautiful tulipsHow is this Spring time treating you so far? Are you feeling reborn as the tulips are or are you having some challenges pushing through to reach the sun?

In facing any Challenge you have to face CHANGE – it IS even in the word CHALLENGE. When we attempt to undergo significant change in our life it is common for our ego to resist. It has become comfortable in whatever patterns and habits we have set for ourselves.  We ALWAYS have the power within us to change those patterns and to begin again just as the perennial flowers die each fall and come back each spring.

I have recently become a Certified Law of Attraction Practitioner and have learned some pretty powerful and EASY to apply tools in making these shifts.  As many of you know I healed myself about 6 years ago after learning about the Law of Attraction. So, you might say, “Didn’t you have this down by now?” Well, in some parts of my own life it seemed pretty easy to apply it and see changes pretty rapidly.. in others.. I knew I needed to learn more! We are human and all face our own “stories” that we have told ourselves, heard from our tribe and collective consciousness. The larger the story and the more “evidence” we have seen replayed over and over the more challenging it can seem to make those changes. In taking this course I learned it does NOT have to be so difficult.

When we can truly acknowledge our emotions tied to each situation we can begin to make peace with them and transmute them into more positive emotions. Emotions that will pull more positive results toward us.  Ever had something that started your day off on the wrong foot and you began the self talk, “OH it’s going to be one of THOSE days”.. What happened following that? Did it almost seem like the world was out to get you as one thing happened after another to reaffirm what you had said?  We DO have the power to alter our reality and our daily life.  Just as I saw it with my own health. I SHOULD be in a wheelchair by all doctors predictions and instead am at my healthiest with none of the remaining dis-eases they had diagnosed.  We can change our reality in many ways not JUST health.  Whatever your challenge is – you can alter it by learning a different way to look at it and taking action to FEEL differently about it.

Whether you have some fears you wish to overcome, need to lose weight, want more abundance, need to stop procrastinating, want to have more self esteem and a more positive attitude, need help with forgiveness, need help with motivation, anger, depression or how to achieve a deeply relaxed state..or ay other emotional or physical healing you feel you need…learning how to apply the Law of Attraction in your own life CAN help.

We are MEANT to be happy and in flow. Unfortunately most of us were not taught that nor were we given the tools on how to achieve it.  We CAN overcome what might seem like the biggest of challenges. We hear of people doing it all the time, why not you?  Marianne Williamson’s quote is my favorite of all time and it is so appropriate.

Our Greatest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?



Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.



We were born to make manifest the glory of
 God that is within us.



It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.



As we are liberated from our own fear,


Our presence automatically liberates others. 

- Marianne Williamson

Embrace your light and know you can move onto be whoever you want to be!!  

It can seem almost scary when we realize how much power we have over our own lives. The first thing we tend to do is belittle ourselves for “time wasted” or “not knowing better”. This does no good and will not help anyone move anywhere! We need to make peace with the past so it can no longer hold us there. Forgiveness and self forgiveness is key and sometimes we need some help getting to that point.  Remember that not only each day, but each MOMENT is NEW and we can make different decisions, choose different emotions and begin AGAIN! If you begin NOW imagine how different life can look in a week? a month? a year?  Feel all the goodness of what you want your life to look like and bask in that for a little while!

If you feel I can help you – I would welcome connecting with you!  I am excited to share the new tools I have gained by taking the Law of Attraction Course as well as all the tools I have accumulated by working with clients and with the Law of Attraction in my own life for the last 6 years.  I am celebrating these new tools in my toolbox by offering significantly reduced rates for a short time. These will include all of the services I offer as we intuitively shape the coaching to your own needs. You CAN change your life!!

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How does one overcome illness using the mind when the mind is in a state of distress?

 

Welcome to Healing Answers Edition #6 TO find out how to receive a free 1/2 hour session for submitting a question, please visit the Healing Answers Page

 

This edition is slightly different. I had 2 questions come in within a day of each other that were very similar. It made me KNOW it was an important one to answer but I also felt the wording the 2 different people used was important so I am including both.

Pamela asks,  “How does one overcome illness using the mind when the mind is in a state of distress?

and Patti stated that her biggest barrier is fear and asks, “How were you able to do this and maintain it especially after so many treatments and tests?

Thank you Patti and Pamela for your questions I look forward to our work together. :-)

 

When we have been ill it is very normal to have distress and be discouraged. We have most likely heard a Western limited view of our dis-ease. Usually these include limiting terms like “chronic, painful, debilitating, progressive and sometimes even ‘terminal'”. Undergoing medical tests is far from an uplifting experience between sometimes fasting, the waiting for the test, the test itself, the follow up and the unease while waiting for the results. I went through seven years of it – sometimes seeing doctors as often as 3-4 times a week and I know it is challenging to keep a happy face on. Doctors are doing the best they can from what they have been taught but what most doctors in the Western world have been taught for chronic illnesses is about controlling the symptoms NOT healing.  Not because the doctors don’t want you to heal… they are basing it on biology, past studies and what they have been told.

 

It is important to realize if we were in another part of the world – our treatment might be QUITE different. There are also MANY types of alternative healing that DO HELP CURE/HEAL disease. Remember you are getting a limited view and as a first suggestion if you need to – google “alternative treatments” for whatever the disease is or look on amazon.com for a similar search. Simply letting your mind KNOW there are people that have healed “from what you have” IS helpful.

 

For me, it was helpful to know that the body is always recreating cells. That ALL of us is 99.9999% NEW in 11 months. So WHERE our mind is and if we ARE repeating the messages of how sick we are – we are helping the body create “sick” cells instead of “healthy cells”. By KNOWING this and what I stated above by doing a search we are reprogramming our mind a bit. We have already heard how much being ill will tear apart our lives, how many medications we will need to be on and other limiting statements.  It is important to let your mind know “there are OTHER possible outcomes”. reading Dr. Deepak Chopra’s books helped me tremendously because they were on the mind/body connection and how powerful we all are. He is a doctor of Eastern and Western medicine and has studied spirituality extensively – it makes for the perfect doctor in my opinion. He does truly understand healing is possible.

 

Okay so you know the “practical” side now but what about when you simply feel “badly”. You wake up with aches and your body says “nope, you DEFINITELY ARE SICK”.  There are a few things that helped me with this. If you read my ebook (for free) you will get the full tools that I used to help but I will highlight the ones that were MOST important to me here. Gratitude is HUGE – saying what you are grateful for in your head or out loud before you go to bed and when you wake up in the morning is SOOOO powerful.  When we are ill it is very easy to concentrate on what is BAD or not working or what we “can’t do”. In the morning and before bed we are in a state where our subconscious is listening and receiving even more deeply. If we wake up saying “Ow I am going to have a REALLY bad day” – so be it. I know it is not easy and even impossible to LIE to your body and I am not asking you to do that. By expressing gratitude you are putting it in the right frame of mind and opening yourself up for more goodness. There are also affirmations but the MOST important thing is to make them believable. If you said “I am healed – I feel great” when your body is feeling anything but – it is counter productive… your ego will rise up and say “No I am not – don’t you FEEL THIS”.  Instead choose something that DOES work for you.  “I am working on my healing and feeling a little better every day”. “I am finding tools to heal” I am taking control of my body and creating happy and healthy cells by using my mind (you can even imagine little cells with happy faces on them to get a smile out of yourself)”. I also remember in the 3 weeks it took to get off my medications – after I would take a pain pill I would imagine that I felt that way without it.  I would FEEL how happy that would make me feel if I could wake up every day feeling like that.

 

We all have little tricks that work better for ourselves.  Being kind is of utmost importance too. If you have a bad pain day please don’t beat yourself up for it. Know that maybe your body needed to rest that day and it is OKAY.  Listen to your body. I have my clients ask their bodies what they can do to make it better.  Our bodies ARE always communicating with us.  Fear and distress are negative emotions and they will crop up sometimes. In the last Healing Answers Post I addressed this and ways to cope with challenging emotions.

 

I never knew I could heal myself of everything. I KNEW by changing my thoughts and emotions around my diseases I WOULD FEEL BETTER than I had been for 7 years. I knew that people HAD healed themselves of “terminal cancer”, MS and more – so why couldn’t I make myself feel a bit better? I knew that I had my mind in a “dis-ease” state rather than a “healing” state and that by simply shifting a bit – things had to change at least a little.  I am not saying it will all be easy.. but celebrate each time you feel a little better and forgive yourself the times “it just doesn’t work and you feel badly”. In your search through google you may find a way to heal that resonates with you. By putting that “healing” energy out there rather than the “sick” energy you will also call the resources to you that you need. I have heard from many clients tell me, “I just found you online and KNEW you could help me”. I don’t ever KNOW if I can help facilitate a full physical recovery before I begin with a client but I always have that as a possibility as I have seen in happen many times. Healing IS possible.  Keep telling yourself that. Why NOT you? Think of all the wonderful things you could do if you were better and get into the energy of THAT – THAT is healing energy. When we begin to let our minds KNOW anything is possible.. it truly is!!!