Me Worry?

December 14, 2017

Life is difficult for everyone; everyone has bad days. Everyone has trouble in their life, because it doesn’t matter how rich you are: Sickness and trouble and worry and love, these things will mess with you at every level of life.
Domhnall Gleeson

Lately it seems there is a lot for me to worry about. One of my daughters is having some health issues, my brother is also experiencing some health related concerns, my Mom is suffering from osteoarthritis and I seem to be the care taker of them all.

 

I can get caught up in the vicious cycle of worrying about everybody else and neglect my own self care or I can remember that everything will be fine when I let go and let God. I do my part and do what I can for today.  However worrying about it all only makes the problem bigger.

Worrying will only make matters worse because it will put me in a negative vibration which will attract more of the same.

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.                                                                                                                                    Joseph Campbell

The secret is to keep your mind on the most joyful image and outcome you can. Train your brain to think of good things and you will attract more good things and then the worrying shrinks.

Do what you can for this day and let the rest go.   If you’re have trouble getting off the worry-go-round let’s talk.

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Give Up!

December 7, 2017

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.         Thomas Edison

 

How many times have you hit a brick wall when you’re working hard on a project or idea you want to manifest? You just find that you’ve tried and tried but nothing is showing up. Do you give up or to you continue?

I’ve heard it said that the difference between try and triumph is a little umph.

In Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich, he talks about a true story of a man who discovered a gold mine but he needed money to purchase the tools to excavate the mother load  out of the ground.  He  borrowed money from his relatives to buy the equipment necessary to dig for it. Unfortunately he hit a wall and found no gold, so he gave up 3 feet from the where the gold was to be found. He sold the equipment to a junk yard dealer who was smart enough to hire an engineer who knew all about how gold is mined, and eureka he discovered the gold.

I know it can be really challenging to keep going when the money gets tight or you’re not seeing what you want. But if you believe in your dream, if you have a strong vision, calling and purpose, keep going. Ask for help and keep moving forward with a positive attitude. You could be 3 feet from your own gold.

If you’re feeling stuck, I can work with you. Let’s talk.

 

 


An Invitation

November 30, 2017

When I invite spirit into my life, I am held in the cradle of Gods womb. I know that if God is for me, who, or what, can be against me?  The universe is alive with magic and wonder, unfolding its brilliance in every moment. We are one with this light. Connecting ourselves to this power can be found in the universal principles of Natural law, which we can learn, by the study of ourselves and of our environment. We have infinite potential. We are the centers in which the creative spirit of the universe finds expression. We are all unique individuals, seeking to reveal our gifts, creating the expansion of this evolving universe.

It is only a thought away. “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,” says the Old Testament. The entire Book is nothing but one continuous statement of the Creative power of Thought. When our understanding to align our thought, with the universal mind, unites, we will be in harmony with ourselves. When this shift takes place, all things are possible.

Awareness of these truths will set us free and our hearts will be full of joy. Co-creating  with the universe will become a natural process, that will liberate your spirit and the dance of movement will flow to and through you.

It is only a thought away. “A man is what he thinks about all day long”, a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. “If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought” a quote from the Peace Pilgrims.  Stay connected to the truth of who you really are. You are light, you are love, and you are spiritual. You and I are meant to live in abundance, health and bliss. Join me on this path of enlightenment .

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The Fountain Of Youth Is Faith

November 16, 2017

             You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt: As young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear.                                                                                                                                                                                        Samuel Ullman

This was the message from the crypto- quote I like to do every morning. This really hit home with me. When I doubt myself I question my ability to continue reaching for my goal. When I have a big goal it can be challenging. If I allow the doubt to take over it feels so heavy, which can make me feel older than I am.  With doubt my desire can weaken and it pulls me down. But when I am taking positive action and feeling good, faith creates a feeling of youth and vibrancy in my body and mind.

The same is true for when I feel confident. I feel young and ageless. I can go on for hours performing a task and stay focused on my purpose. But when fear creeps its ugly head into my day, I feel tired, and just want to give up and tune out.

That’s why it is so important to keep your purpose, vision and goals in your mind at all times. Surround yourself with positive people who will lift you up and help you stay in the mind frame of faith and self-confidence.

Everyone can feel defeated at times. Life can be tough.  With passion, faith, confidence and perseverance, you will have the energy, to get through those doubtful and fearful moments. Show up for yourself and be the best you can for today. Do what you can just for today and you will feel young and vibrant to follow through on your goals.


You Are Enough

November 2, 2017

And my God shall supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory…

Phil.4:19

There were times in my life where I couldn’t believe in myself. I thought I was the one controlling my life. I would try and force things to happen in a certain way and when they didn’t go my way, I felt like a victim to the circumstance. It was only when I finally allowed myself to let go of controlling the outcome and trust in a higher power that everything I needed would be supplied.

Once you tap into this greater source of infinite supply and appreciate what you already have available to you now, will life’s gifts open and reveal themselves to you.

 

Releasing fear, negative thinking, limiting beliefs, and scarcity minded thoughts is the key to connecting with source energy. Have faith that your needs will be met and you are living in an abundant universe. Take responsibility for your self-care and show up to let the universe know you are trusting in the process. Things may appear like they’re not going as you would like them to, however with faith and hope as the muscle behind the scene, you release the greater good to collaborate with your strong intentions.

If these limiting beliefs, fear and negative thinking are still keeping you stuck, let’s talk. There are tools, techniques and strategies to shift that ity, bity, shity committee in your head!


I’ve Been Hacked!

October 25, 2017

We all are being hacked, hijacked, and mind-naped. Yah, that’s right. I just finished reading the book, The Hacking of The American Mind by Dr. Robert Lustig and it was truly eye opening. As a Naturopath I already knew how excess fat and sugar was playing havoc in our bodies, however I learned how our brain chemistry and our emotions get altered by too much pleasure.

You might say, no, never too much pleasure but too much stimulation whether it is coming from a food source, or anything external  will cause your dopamine ( a neurotransmitter) levels to sky-rocket and then crash and burn. This in turn will shut off your satiating mechanism in your brain saying you’ve had enough. So you are on an endless and vicious quest to satisfy your cravings.

We are being bombarded by food commercials that entice your senses to eat, advertisements to buy, the latest, greatest, biggest, shiniest, sexiest new thing that will make you feel good. We have become a consumer based society that has been hacked in believing we need more, more and more.

This is not how we are meant to live, trapped and handcuffed to corporate propaganda. We do have a choice. We can educate ourselves to recover our health and happiness.

The #1 best decision you can do for yourself right now is to take back your buying power and purchase simple natural foods and things.

 We must realized that this virus has infiltrated our biochemistry and is controlling us. Then together we can unlock the gates, chains and shackles that have been keeping us hostage  from the trance that we’ve  been  hypnotized  to believe is just the way life is.

The greatest gift we were giving is the ability to choose. At any time we can choose a different thought. What will you choose?

Need help in setting yourself free and finding true happiness? Let’s talk.


Living a Life of Balance: Dean’s Story of Overcoming Addiction

October 19, 2017

Hello reader,

Here is a story from a contributing blogger. Their information is at the bottom if you wanted to learn more.

 

“The light within is a quiet source of truth and guidance. The key is to be still and know. If I am quiet for just a moment and listen and wait, the inner wisdom reveals the next indicated step.” – Robert, Addiction Survivor

Addiction is one of the greatest struggles someone could ever face. Not only does it wreak havoc on our bodies, but it turns our own minds against us by fooling us into thinking we can’t survive without the very substances that are destroying us. The silver lining is that there is always help available to those who are lost in their addictions, but there’s a catch: you must want to get better in order to heal.

 

Dean’s inspiring story demonstrates just how important this mindset is — and proves that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how long the journey there may be.

 

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After moving from one end of the world to another when he was only seven, Dean did whatever he could not to feel like an outsider. Unfortunately, this often led him to make some destructive decisions.

 

“I was always trying to find a way to fit in,” he remembered. “Around the time I was 12 or 13, I started drinking alcohol and smoking weed. I spent years of my life as a pothead.”

 

He was hit hard when his parents decided to get divorced, and he started using even more dangerous drugs in order to cope.

 

“My friends started taking Roxycontin, Oxycontin,” he said. “I remember the very first time that I tried it. I wish I could go back to that first day and tell myself what was going to happen to me if I took that pill. I had no prior knowledge about opiates and didn’t realize how addictive they were. I became addicted really quickly.”

 

After six months, though, Dean realized he was on a dangerous path, and he sought treatment. Unfortunately, he didn’t yet have the mindset he needed in order to face his addiction issues.

 

He admitted, “At that time, I really didn’t believe I was an addict. I relapsed pretty quickly after that experience.”

 

He reached out for help again and re-entered treatment with a fresh perspective — but even that didn’t last.

 

“My second time in rehab was a three-month inpatient rehab. It was really intense. I had almost two years of sobriety after that: I was following the steps and had a sponsor — but I didn’t follow through.”

 

When he hit another difficult period, his addicted brain once again took over the part of his mind that knew he needed to take better care of himself.

 

“Around 12 months into my sobriety, my parents were going through another divorce,” he said. “Around my 18-month milestone, I stopped using the program I built for myself. I started telling myself, ‘I’m not a real addict. I can beat this.’ So, I started drinking and smoking weed again with the help of an unhealthy relationship I had with a girl. Within a few months, I was doing heroin again, too.”

 

Despite his struggles, Dean persisted — he knew he had to get help, and no matter how many times he fell, he realized he had to keep trying. He reached out to several different facilities, but his past experiences with rehab taught him that he needed something a little more unique, something that would treat his addiction with a holistic, rather than simply medical, approach.

 

That’s when he learned about adventure therapy, and found a place that offered this unique treatment and could start treating him immediately. Using a blend of individual and group therapy as well as activities like hiking and ziplining, he finally learned the skills he now knows he was missing all along.

 

“I learned balance,” he said. “I obviously had been in programs before, but at [this rehab center], I learned that a balance of my mind, body and spirit was the key to unlock my brain. I know the 12 steps and the rooms of AA and NA — I know the song and dance to acquire ‘clean time.’ But I was working 12-, 16-, 18-hour shifts — often times 14 days in a row without a day off. My mind, body and spirit were unbalanced, which pushed me into a depression, and that let me slip back into my addiction after almost having two years clean. [This facility] opened my eyes to what life can be like in balance.”

 

Dean feels that it all came down to changing his mindset.

 

“I learned that I was putting up a lot of roadblocks in my life: things like, ‘I can’t do this,’ ‘I’m not good enough,’ ‘I’m not smart enough.’”

 

Now, he puts what he learned into practice every day.

 

“I stick to my balanced program: mind, body and spirit,” he explained. “I keep those three things in mind and I do what I need to do to fulfill those needs. I go to meetings, I go to the gym, I talk to other people in the program, I connect with other alumni on Facebook.”

 

If you or someone you know is struggling, don’t be afraid to get help. As Dean proved, there is no shame in falling a few times as long as you get back up each time. Sometimes, it’s as simple as having a changed mindset, a renewed perspective — and a genuine willingness to get back on the right path.

Constance Ray started Recoverywell.org with the goal of creating a safe place for people to share how addiction has affected them, whether they are combating it themselves or watching someone they care about work to overcome it. The goal is to share stories of hope from survivors who know that the fight against addiction is one worth having, because no matter how it affects you, life can get better.

Constance Ray


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