Truth Evolves

“Truth is dynamic, not static. The student must be ready to discard lower truth, for higher truth.” -Pranic Healing (quote)

This quote sparked my attention. I immediately thought of the idea of the world being flat vs. being round and knowing that seeking truth involves taking risks & the willingness to going beyond comfort zones & limiting beliefs we’ve inherited or set upon ourselves.

I believe everything is true and nothing is true, depending upon what we believe. Just like the famous Henry Ford quote, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” This was one of the most enlightening parts of watching the movie, The Secret, and learning about the person who rented comedy movies and laughed their way to health. Some people laugh at just the thought of anything else as curing aside from conventional medicine, let alone taking part in Laughter Therapy.

What this is really about is healing our thought processes & our core beliefs that keep us anchored to old, outdated patterns. So the question is, are you willing to go beyond your own limiting beliefs?

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Carnival Of Healing, #174

Greetings All and welcome to my blog. Today, I am hosting the about.com Carnival of Healing #174. Last week’s Carnival of Healing #173 was hosted by Elizabeth Harper and next week, #175, will be hosted by Joe Lasiter.

Thanks again to Phylameana, for giving me this great opportunity to host #174 here and to the many who submitted their sites!

On with the show! 

Donald, from Life Optimizer, wishes to share with us the 8 Essential Life Lessons For True Success.

Over at the Therapeutic Reiki Blog, Astrid Lee tells us how God lets us know it’s time for a change.

Perfectionist Anyone? Check out The Lesson of Perfection at Karen Murphy’s blog site.

The body talks. Are you listening? Go find out at Embody Grace by Gina Loree Marks.

Overcoming Fear & Shame can feel challenging. Read GJ’s personal story at Questioning Soul.

Are you behaving like a baby? Good! Go find out what four lessons we can learn from babies at Chris Edgar’s blog, Purpose Power Coaching.

Ready for 2012? You may already be Soul Shifting. Read all about it at Akemi’s Yes To Me blog.

Patricia Turner tells us in her blog all the great benefits of acupuncture for pain relief.

Jennifer Mannion presents an interview with James Sinclair’s, “What If” at her Heal Pain Naturally blog site.

Need a good left brain workout? Alvaro Fernandez and his Brain Teasers are sure to give you one at Sharp Brains.

The Atlas of Life provides us with Chiropractic Is Much More Than Back Pain and Neck Pain by Brandon Harshe.

Visit the pub, The Spiritual Pub that is, for a tall glass of enlightenment- courtesy of Naren Ghimire.

A nice collection of iPhone apps by Erika Collin titled 100 Fabulous iPhone Apps For Your Health.

If food is our fuel, go take a look at this blog written by Ross about Essential Fatty Acids.

This concludes this week’s Carnival Of Healing!

Thank you & come again!!!

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The Unconditional Child

The Unconditional Child

 

For many of us, the birth of our children is a joyous moment. We learn exactly what it means to experience “love at first sight”. Although, some of us may have felt that way from the first ultrasound, or maybe even before that if you’re not one who needs to see, in order to believe. Love creeps up on us, sooner or later and so begins the journey of teaching & learning everything from love to how to use the potty.

 

Some of us have been conditioned enough to parent out of fear due to our own childhoods and the beliefs we carried into our adulthoods from the opinions we formulated from our very own experiences. It seems as though there is a thin line between aware and afraid and because they can be blurred so easily, so becomes our thinking. We, instead, continue a cycle of parenting out of fear and lose sight of the bigger picture- parenting out of love. This does not mean we do not love our children, it means that we begin to no longer trust the process of life.

 

Of course we love our children, that’s why we’re so concerned about door locks, looking both ways, washing hands, blowing noses, nutritional food, etc. Why, though, do we tend to forget about trusting the process of life and the learning experience it provides? If we continually affirm fear, than this is what we will breed. If we continue to promote “lack of safety” in the environment, than this is what they will look for, identify with, and eventually become. If you’ve ever seen The Secret, than you already know that what we affirm (positive or negative), we attract. Our role is to empower our children with love, laughter, and opportunity for growth and learning.

 

Kahlil Gabran said it the best in this very popular quote:

 

“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, 
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, 
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, 
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.”

 

 

Now that we may have the idea of how powerful and empowering it is to love our children unconditionally, we now know how important it is for us, as adults, to be loved unconditionally. We want freedom to be who we are but we spend a lot of time looking for reassurance outside of ourselves. We’re searching for acceptance and external rewards from others and some extremists are even filling the voids with addictions, which never really soothe the soul for the long term anyway.

 

If we don’t fully and unconditionally love who we are, how could we possibly unconditionally love our child or anyone else for that matter and how can we expect anyone to treat us any differently than we treat ourselves? If we learned as children, that it wasn’t safe to be ourselves because we were not *unconditionally loved for who we were without judgment or criticism, there’s a chance we might be in the same cycle with the way we parent.

 

Sometimes, as children, our parents may have been caught up with more of how we looked (external), than how we felt (internal). Our physical, emotional, or mental expression and presentation may have not met their approval and we may have been “forced” to alter ourselves to meet and then later, seek their approval. Later, we might potentially become resentful towards them because we were fearful to be who we were based on standards and expectations laid upon us. My favorite quote on resentment states, “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for your enemies to die”.

 

We are so committed to not forgiving anyone; we’d rather carry along all this baggage for years and years to come, than let it go. The truth is, everyone is always doing best with the conscious level that they choose to operate on. How could we be angry at anyone- the mailman, our parents, DMV (800) # Customer Service, if they are doing their best. Just because it doesn’t “measure up to our standards”, or we think we’d do it better, or we’re comparing it to everyone and everything else, doesn’t mean that they’re not doing their best.

 

We are all, in the belief, that we are doing the best that we can. When our children age, they might turn around and say, “boy, you did an awful job”, but right now, we absolutely believe we’re doing our best. Even times when we “know” we’re not doing our best, let’s say at work, for example, we truly are because we’re giving all we have or want to give within our state of mind.

 

 

The unconditional love we received or didn’t receive plays a big role in who we are today and our perception of others and ourselves. The question is, am I safe to be myself without the need for the acceptance of others or the fear of rejection? If we feel secure in this truth, than we need to do nothing but lead by example and know that the best thing we can teach our children is how much we love, honor, and respect ourselves so they can learn to do the same—not because we tell them to, but because they are witnessing it for themselves.

 

 

 

 

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Attracting The Mate You Desire Using The Law of Attraction & EFT

It’s true! We’re like magnets. What we put out there, we attract. This is not always done on

a conscious level. We’re also attracting at a subconscious level from the very core of our

own belief system. This means if we have old belief systems residing within us, they still

take part in what we manifest and create into our reality.

Are you attracting the same kind of mate, over and over again? Do you get into

a relationship hoping to become an equal participant and sooner or later take

on the role of ‘parent’ and/or ‘superhero’ trying to save him/her?

Give yourself permission in the New Year to identify your patterns and

determine what needs to be healed within your belief system to attract the mate

you desire.

When we fully honor and love ourselves, we attract someone who also loves

and honors them self thus allowing a relationship to have two people who

unconditionally love themselves enough to give and receive the same respect to

each other.

This year, give yourself permission to love and be loved!

Join me Saturday – February 14th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

At Being In Balance – 602 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ

Pre-registration is required.

$45.00

Presented and Facilitated by Nina Dixon.

You can visit her website at http://www.ninadixon.com

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Strengthening Your Child’s Self-Esteem With EFT

What is Self-Esteem?

According to KID’S HEALTH (kidshealth.org)…

“Self-esteem is the collection of beliefs or feelings we have about ourselves, our “self-perceptions.” How we define ourselves influences our motivations, attitudes, and behaviors and affects our emotional adjustment.”

Where do the beliefs come from? Usually evaluations being made from family, teachers, friends, coaches, etc. In Louise Hay’s book, “You Can Heal Your Life”, she says the # 1 reason people go to see her, reduces down to the common thought/feeling, “I’m not good enough”. She indicates how, for all of her clients, these thoughts & feelings originated from their childhood. 

Instead of carrying these feelings of “lack” into their adulthoods and having to regress back into their childhoods to heal, the idea is to address and clear any of those misconceptions so they are not carried any further. 

How is this done?

Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to clear and release any unwanted, or negative emotions from the body’s energy system.

Younger children will be introduced to TappyBear™, while older children will have their choice of hands-on tapping or time with Tappy as well. This class promises to be lots of fun with (age appropriate) singing, games, and face painting! 

When: January 31, 2009 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Being In Balance Wellness Center – 602 Franklin Avenue – Nutley, NJ (973) 235-1012

$75 at the door/$65 advance registration

Happy Tapping,

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Out With the Old, In With the New!

December is a month that we do a lot of giving and receiving. We very much enjoy this time that we allow ourselves to give to others and allow ourselves to receive. This doesn’t only have to be in the form of giving and receiving material things, such as presents. It could also be metaphorically speaking, (i.e., love, a handshake, a compliment etc.) What happens, though, when e re in a constant state of outflow but not allowing ourselves to receive?

By releasing any blockages that we may have from our past, that continue to recreate experiences and cyclonic patters, we free ourselves from self-imposed limitations and begin living in the present moment. When we give, it makes us feel good. Why are there times when we don’t always feel good when receiving?

Please join me in a 2 part series EFT workshop in Montclair, NJ:

Part1: December 17, 2008 7p-9p

Focusing on clearing and ridding ourselves of old, expires, and unwanted belief systems that no longer serve us.

Part2: January 5, 2009 7p-9p

Focusing on reprogramming new and supportive belief systems that benefit us and work with us and not against us in achieving our goals. New Year’s Resolution with a twist.

Investment: $40.00 for both dates!

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Teaching Shame

I teach EFT & Reiki to parents & their children to balance the energy centers, etc. Recently, I was creating a worksheet of affirmations & tapping sequences using the ‘Feelings Chart‘ from The Secret. Something felt incomplete about it, until I recognized shame was missing from the chart. Could it be? Had they forgotten this one? The Emotion Code has it. Heartmath has it. So, I added shame to the worksheet and began to write positive affirmations regarding it. 
I immediately thought of my daughter who used to be embarrassed for not being able to read as well as some of her classmates. She would soon to be made ashamed of this by her teacher reminding her on a continuous basis that she could not, in fact, read as well as she should be. At this point, she felt like she was doing something ‘wrong’ and because the teacher implied that she should be doing much better, meaning she wasn’t doing good enough. 
As I wrote this down, I started to think  about other ways people are made to feel ashamed based on our own opinions, preferences, belief systems etc. As I philosophized on some paper, I startled myself with my findings. I shared some of these with my darling partner, John, who after 2 minutes said, “there are too many variables” and “if I’m not careful there will soon be steam coming from my brain from thinking too hard.” 
Here’s the scenarios I came up with. If the potential opposite to shame is compassion, how do we express compassion for those that the general public tends to make feel ashamed? For example, the convicted child molester, who is a priest (assuming he’s feeling ashamed) that gets transferred to another church. Some church folks know, others don’t. Now, transferring him hasn’t changed the fact that he’s attracted to kids (whether he’s acting out something from his childhood, or not.) Some people stop attending that church and switch. Others forgive as they would want to be forgiven, and some can’t shake it and resort to resolving their anger towards him with violence. 
There is a great book by Byron Katie called The Work and in her Judge Your Neighbor worksheet, she makes a point to let people know that we too, are judging with shoulds and shouldn’ts. Is society wrong for saying adults shouldn’t molest children. Shall we say, you could do that, but then you’d break the law. The law, which, most people drive 80 mph on the parkway until they see a police officer and realize they might get caught so they slow down to 55 mph. 
So here I am, looking to help those who have been a product of shame, that were made to feel wrong or bad for being different or outside of the “norm”. 
Any feedback? I’m stumped!
P.S. now I know why ‘shame’ was left off of the feelings chart
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