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Resolve

Monday, September 19th, 2016

This has been a year of strong transitional movement. I know a lot of people who are challenged. As these waves of energy cascade, I have had strong reactions and sometimes felt at the mercy of forces beyond my control. Yet there are huge signs of transformation.

The Kiln

This has been a wild year, painful and intense, deeply fatiguing, and finally freeing. I have been terrified that 3 people I hold dear would die. And my sweet 33 year old Melissa did die. The brother to whom I am closest in age has had a heart that has been in flutter for over 16 months. He came to visit in June, and I was grateful to see him one more time.

My own health has been compromised as my two autoimmune disorders have flared and I can’t get them settled down.

Out of all the heat in the kiln of life, I find myself resolving to find a yet new way to live. While I have been saying that my health has been a top priority this last year, my actions have been to keep pushing me just a little further, to keep keeping on because I said I would do it, or I felt compelled to get that task done. I wasn’t always the driver of my own bus (one of my inner family or emotions was- click for more info). Sometimes impatience, and a need to get something accomplished drove my bus, not my more wise patient, compassionate self.

Have you noticed there are lots of people who are being challenged? When in a time where we have no control of the outside forces we can feel hopeless. Not so in charge of my inside forces these past months, it has been a time for me to stop.

The Fire

A sequence of circumstances brought me to a standstill. It took first intense anger to propel me to an inner place where I could allow the intense anger to morph into resolve. I was preparing for a colonoscopy (which I have done many times). They are not pleasant, but I had my tried and true method to get through the preparation. This time it didn’t work. This time my body had a violent reaction to the 12 hours forced cleansing. As I began recovering, I hit pure fury at the inhumane process.

But it turns out that what was inhumane, was my continual pushing my body to perform physical tasks far beyond its capability. So the fury I felt at the medical profession was a mirror to the fury that my body felt to being forced to be a slave to my will. In my imagination, my body was acting like a dog on a leash that finally laid down and would not walk any further because it had no more energy to give.

So no matter my outside commitments or my desires to do those things, I have had to stop.

Immediate Feedback

My body has such a state of depletion that it cannot restore itself. So it is giving me signals. If this doesn’t work for me, then I bleed. If I eat the wrong food, I bleed. If I get stressed, I bleed, if I get over-tired, I bleed. In real time, within the hour, my body gives me red feedback.

When I am this depleted, I am not really giving to others, when I do something that I said I would do. I don’t have the cushion of finess when I talk. I have been at a number of committee meeting, and as I would say my truth, it shaved off their skin as my words whistled by because what I saw and said was delivered with such intensity. That’s not a give to anyone.

So I am having to say no sometimes to things I think would give to me. I had to say no to going to a 4 day training that was two states away. Too much travel and too intense a schedule, my body could not do it. Last night at the last minute, I chose not to go to Chorus practice (I love singing) because I was too tired. When I signed up for chorus this season, I told myself I would just go when I felt really good, and wouldn’t go when I don’t, and if that means I don’t sing in the final concerts, then that’s what it means.

Phoenix Rising

But there is real transformation at work in this time for me. Because I am forced with instant feedback to see what helps and what does not help, I am able to make life changing choices.

I resolved changing the things I can. I resolve to eat on an Autoimmune Food Protocol. Some people put their diseases into remission and even heal themselves. I have the will power and the resolution to stay on that plan.

Eliminating stress is another thing I can change. How? I’m taking a sabbatical from things that create stress for me. I’m re-reading a book called “How We Choose to Be Happy – The 9 choices of Extremely Happy People-their secrets, their stories.” This is a way that “truly happy people make conscious decisions about how they will confront life’s challenges. In the face of sometimes overwhelming circumstances, they create happiness by making the same nine internally driven choices.”

Summary

So I have told you about my horrible, no good awful year 🙂 (like Alexander’s No good, horrible awful day – a delightful children’s book).

I’ve told you a basic response that came out of the pain, fatigue, and feeling powerlessness.

Fury came. Fury delivered the emotional energy that I could morph into resolve.

With it the decision arrived that I will be victim no more.

And a resolve so bone deep that it seared out all the hopelessness and despair and left complete resolve that I will live my life differently no matter what the circumstances. Now that is resolution I want you to know. And although my diseases are still active, I am happy. Bone Deep happy. And I intend to stay that way no matter what.

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Transformation (includes The Gifts of Adversity)

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Gifts of Adversity

Tuesday, July 08th, 2014

To receive the gifts of adversity, we need to turn our way of looking at the difficult situation completely upside down. Having a disease, or a severe health problem, or being limited in money, or stuck in a job you don’t like may in fact be a huge gift in disguise.

My daughter taught me this recently. She had been agonizing about the health of her horse who would get better and then another issue would emerge. After a couple of years of helping this horse and not being able to ride him, she finally had to draw a line in the sand and begin to contemplate putting the horse down. She couldn’t imagine anyone else being willing to own that horse because it was un-rideable. This severely limited her options.

Finally turning to her own inner guidance, she imagined what the horse might want for its life. Then she went to visit the horse and meditated while she was in the horse’s presence. Here’s what she learned.

1. When you look through the eyes of Source, things look very different. The horse had come into her life to help her heal a number of traumas around animals. The horse did not want to be ridden because it had such trauma around being ridden that it would rather not live than constantly be facing pain and terror.

2. We live in the context of the web of all life. We are never separate from the interconnection, no matter how alone we feel. After meditating with the horse, she realized how profoundly the horse had helped her heal and so she started researching online and found resources where horses were used for healing people in a number of settings. She had never heard about horses being utilized that way. When she connected with one of those people in that profession, they became quite interested in acquiring her horse.

3. Amazing and magical things happen when you let go your old perceptions and turn your beliefs upside down. All kind of new possibilities can flow in after you let go scarcity and contracted old ways of thinking. She literally saw 7 other horses who were in worse shape be adopted by concerned animal lovers. Hers did not get adopted until she was able to come into a whole new understanding of her relationship with her horse (and she is a conscious, ethical, concerned animal owner).

4. You turn your perspective around by asking these questions. How would Source see this situation? What if you embraced this difficulty and asked what gifts you have received in this life as a result of having this problem?

5. When you look for the gifts, you find them. Three days ago I was very frustrated by the medical options facing me regarding my health. My daughter challenged me to do what she had done. Look through the health issue through the eyes of Source and look for the gifts. I took the her challenge and began looking for the gifts. My daughter and I left MN when my finances were really smarting, and my health had deteriorated.

As a result we have moved to an area of the country that I had wanted to explore. I retired early from my occupation, and began writing about things I really cared about. Because of my health issues and finances, I settled in this state and had to look at alternative ways to support myself. While I was still ill, I took a caretaking position on a farm and met one of my closest friends here. She introduced me to other friends, and through her I found my way into a choir that I love, into a city that I love, into a community that I love, and she has taken me through a huge set of adventures enjoying the wide outdoors through her naturalist eyes.

She took me to the island that I now want to move to, and gave me the mug that says “Dwell in the Realm of Possibility.”

So in the weirdest and oddest twists of events, my money scarcity and health problem evoked a whole new life with new friends which I adore. I am happier now than I have ever been.

6. When we receive the gifts with gratitude that adversity brings, perhaps we are close to learning the lessons that the adversity provides and we may be able to graduate and move onto the next stage of growth. With looking at my health issue as an opportunity for transformation from my higher Self, I no longer feel so angry and antagonistic about my colitis. With the release of those feelings of victimization, then new possibilities are beginning to emerge. As a result of the research I did before seeing my doctor, I was knowledgeable enough to say no, I don’t want cortizones, no I don’t want immunosuppressants, what else can we consider? I was able to ask about 2 other drugs. She was able to give me some strong alternatives. (The drug I had been using was creating major side effects).

She had already worked with me as I had changed my diet (letting go wheat and dairy). Now as a result of my research, I have other alternative ways to reduce inflammation and look forward to a time when I may become drug free.

7. What if when I have symptoms in the future I cradle my abdomen and say “Thank you body, for being the instrument through which I have received the life of my dreams?” This puts me into a completely different relationship with my body, my finances, and my disease. Instead of circumstances which I feel at the mercy of, or need to push against; I cradle with gratitude and acceptance and grace, my infirmity. Now that is a mind bender. And maybe I won’t need the condition any longer for my growth, and I can move forward. Life is full of infinite possibilities. It could happen.

May you discover the wonder of the gifts you have received through these difficult times.

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The Secret Key to Law of Success #9

Sunday, November 02nd, 2008

The Secret Key to Law of Success #9
Channel Self-Discipline

The Secret Key to Law of Success #9 is to channel self-discipline. Self-Discipline is the avenue through which you direct the flow of your personal power for success. Many people do not know how to self-discipline. Others do not want to learn how to direct self in the form of self-discipline. If you had or have a problem with authority figures, you probably have a problem with authority over yourself as well. Different aspects of self can run you ragged away from success, if you don’t develop the mature adult “self.” Every act you make of self-discipline will help you develop your mature self which takes you toward success. Read more about the “I” and your personality here.

The most astounding power you have is a function called “Will.” It gives you’re the power to choose and the power to act. It is essential, the secret key to Law of Success. Self-Discipline is just one way to describe the practice of developing your capacity to choose and act; your will.

Napoleon Hill diagramed six departments of the self to be coordinated by self-discipline – the secret key to Law of Success # 8.

      1. Ego – Seat of Willpower – he called it the Supreme Court over all the other departments of the minds, saying its seat of power is in the subconscious mind.

 

      2. Faculty of the emotions – seat of action-power of the mind.

 

      3. Faculty of reason – seat of judgment and opinions.

 

      4. Faculty of Imagination – origin of imagination.

 

      5. Faculty of Conscience – the moral guide.

 

    6. Memory – keeper of the records of the mind.

Roberto Assagioli and Carl Jung describe similar functions of the self. The Myers Briggs Personality Inventory is based on this theory. You will see on the following diagram that thought, emotions, imagination, intuition, impulse-desire, and sensations are the six functions of the person. At the core is the self – or the “I.” Will is the energy with which we can coordinate all the functions, rather than have them use us. Will is the central function of self-discipline – an essential ingredient to using the secret key to the Law of Success.

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Napoleon Hill suggested the “sixth sense” of Telepathy which is the broadcasting station of the brain – connecting with other brains. He called the subconscious section of the mind as the connecting link between the mind of men and Infinite Intelligence. Telepathy or Intuition is one avenue of the secret key to the Law of Success. It is the way the Universe connects like minds and brings together opportunities. To be receptive to intuition requires use of self-discipline to quiet the mind and feelings and senses. The practice of prayer and meditation are ways self-discipline is used to tap into Infinite Intelligence.

“Your self-discipline is the procedure you use to coordinate these departments of your mind and keep each of them under control. Its most immediate effect is the mental harmony you need to focus all your efforts towards success.” Napoleon Hill

 

Athletes harness their enormous power through the use of exercising and training their body through the use of their personal will; self-discipline. They are just one example of how the personal function of the will can be used to mobilize the self toward personal achievement of success. These people utilize self-discipline, the secret key to Law of Success #8.

Continue to the next Secret Key to Law of Success # 10 Think Accurately.

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The Secret Key to Law of Success # 6

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

The Secret Key to Law of Success # 6
Create Personal Initiative


The Secret Key to Law of Success # 6
is the emphasis on Personal Initiative. This ability to act when you see an opportunity that aligns with your own personal mission and definite purpose carries you to success. Each of the Seventeen Principles (Law of Success) depends upon the other.

Personal Initiative is an essential ingredient too implementing the Law of Success.

      The Secret Key of Personal Initiative is Contagious.
      The Secret Key of Personal Initiative Succeeds where others fail.
      The Secret Key of Personal Initiative Creates Work.
      The Secret Key of Personal Initiative Creates Opportunity.
      The Secret Key of Personal Initiative Creates the Future.
      The Secret Key of Personal Initiative Creates Advancement.
      Only You can put the Secret Key of Personal Initiative to Work.

If you are looking for then easy secret keys to Law of Success then look elsewhere. No one has ever said it is always easy. Personal Initiative is demanding. Personal Initiative is integrally connected with the other characteristics of Law of Success. Personal Initiative is the ability to choose and act. Personal Initiative is a quality of the Will which is one of the most potent powers we have. Developing the qualities of the Will, the ability to act is an ongoing process. Sometimes it helps to have a coach. We offer an e-course specifically designed to assist the development of Personal Initiative– a powerful element of Will.

The secret key to Law of Success #5; Create Personal Initiative: demands that you stay alert to every opportunity around you and to act on that opportunity as soon as you discover it. Walk holding the question “What opportunities surround me that I can act upon?” Ask the Universe to highlight that opportunity so you can see it. Ask your Self to help you Act on it. You are inviting the Law of Success into your life.

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