Here is the secret . . . you already have the answers to everything you are wondering about inside you, you have the ability to heal your Self, only you can change. All you have to do is say YES! Say yes to the Universe, say yes to receiving, say yes to health, say yes to healing foods, say yes to happiness, say YES, say YES, say YES! Starting to get the picture?
Picture your absolute favourite place. Use all of you senses, yes, your sixth one too! Why is it your favourite place? What does it smell like, look like, feel like, sound like. Are there tastes? What is the energy like? Sit with this in your mind’s eye for a few minutes.
You don’t have to be a Christian to appreciate the true spirit of Christmas. “Peace on Earth, goodwill to all men” is an intent understandable to and appreciated by men and women of pretty much any religion or no religion. So as we attempt to bring peace, health and inner harmony into our personal lives, how can we tap into this true spirit of love and shared humanity?
As the US faces the uncertain reality of its election result and Britain pursues Brexit, whatever that means in practice, so our nations may seem divided. Both campaigns were bitter and divisive. Although, on both sides of the pond, the winners have called for unity, healing and working together, within the hearts and minds of many Brits and Americans, this intent doesn’t seem realistic.
In a number of different scenarios, the idea of a gulf or chasm between two different ways of thinking is very much in evidence. In the West, for example, the Arts/Science divide is often considered insurmountable. But the list of chasms is a long one: young/old, rural/city, and religious beliefs for example. Or even the timeless man/women. Few would deny some fairly fundamental differences in how these respective pairings of mind-sets operate!
To any track athlete or swimmer, a Personal Best, or PB, is all: it is the single best indicator of their progress . . . and place on the global stage. But how can we adapt this simple and useful measure to progress on our personal growth journey? When our goal is not to win gold but to become more whole, better at coping with life, is there an equivalent to a PB?
When I was first introduced to the HeartMath system I didn’t really “get” it. There was a lot of talk about brain waves, energy fields and ECGs. I had a hard time trying to wrap my head around how this was going to simplify my life. My mentor at the time suggested that I just give it a try. I did…And I was pretty much blown away. He used a biofeedback mechanism to identify when my was “coherent” and guided me through a very brief gratitude exercise.
In the personal development arena, victim thinking is a major issue. So many of us can’t help feeling that the whole world is against is. And, of course, if that’s what’s in our heads so the universal law of attraction applies, and we bring that very situation to us. All classic justifications for positive thinking. But is it as simple as that? Can we just switch our thoughts to more constructive ones?
What a lovely, and moving, opening ceremony to the Rio Paralympics. Such a powerful message: we’ve all got a heart. Whatever our ability . . . or disability, wherever in the world we come from, we all have a heart. OK, for a few lucky transplant patients, it might have started out as somebody else’s but we, every single one of us, have a heart.