Enough is Enough!

October 18, 2018

 

When we clear the physical clutter from our lives, we literally make way for inspiration and ‘good, orderly direction’ to enter.

Julia Cameron

How much is enough?  Is more really better? If you are continually seeking  more money and things, how can you enjoy what you already have? These are the questions you must  ask yourself if you want to be truly wealthy.  Always wanting more is actually a scarcity mind set.  There is enough for everyone if you could shift your thinking and believing.

Coming from a scarcity mind set is why there is so much waste, addiction and greed in the world. We are running on empty! Enough is enough! In order to be really rich, you must create your own prosperity road map. You must align with the natural laws of wealth. You must become friends with money and establish a wealthy life style.

It really all comes down to feeling good enough. If you feel worthy and really embody this feeling, you will amplify your earning power and activate your wealth building skills in a healthy way!

If you’re feeling like there is something holding you back from true abundance and riches, I would love to help you change that belief.

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Every Day Is Extra

September 13, 2018

 

Life is short, and if we enjoy every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.

Gretchen Bleiler

Former Senator John Kerry’s memoir was recently released entitled “Every Day is Extra”. In it he writes about the struggles he had during his life and how he was able to forge ahead with a positive attitude, courage and faith. He faced many setbacks, family illnesses, crisis and tough decisions.

Let’s face it, life can be tough at times. Not every day is going to be a great day. Sometimes you may have days, months or even years of challenging times. Maybe you are being faced with a family member diagnosed with a serious illness, addiction or crisis. Maybe we ourselves are confronting a personal battle. I know what its like. Both my parents were Holocaust survivors and I have a daughter with addiction issues. It ain’t always easy.

However, if you wake up every day and realize that every day is extra, that every moment is another chance to create and do something better than the day before, you will be able to navigate uncertainties with faith and courage.

 

Look, no one gets out alive. Your time here is limited and you will be confronted with tough days. The storms, droughts, and other unexpected mishaps will come. But with an attitude of gratitude, knowing that every day is extra, you can turn any rainy day into a a day of appreciation and goodness.

What can you do to appreciate every moment?


From Depression to Expression

August 2, 2018

Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to depression.

Joyce Meyer

I was talking with a client the other day whose life was always  filled with much joy, prosperity and purpose.  He is two years away from retiring, from a job which he has always loved until recently. Now, somehow he has become disconnected and his fears are over taking him. Like many people who feel depressed, he is going through the motions without the passion and purpose in life. It is a tough place to be. It is debilitating.

I know, in my younger years I too felt alone, anxiety, sad and disconnected. I understand the grip of pain that latches on to your soul. This darkness grabs you and doesn’t want to let go. I put on a happy face but underneath I was a totally mess.

What I did was turn my mess into a message. That is what my client is now doing as well. It doesn’t happen over night. Our society has become so dysfunctional that it kind of reinforces depression, suppression, and oppression.  Addiction is now considered a pandemic. Everyone has their heads down looking in their phones. No one is communicating face to face any more. The word communicate comes from the word commune, to come together. To commune with nature, to commune with our spirit, to commune with divine intelligence and even commune with our bodies in a healthy way. Through neuroscience we know that the brain can rewire itself. We know that the brain has plasticity. Which means that with the proper help, understanding and support we can reconnect to our true self and divine energy to lift ourselves out of a state of depression to an expression of joy!

Finding your joy and releasing your pain is the greatest gift you can give to yourself and to the world. When we do, we are actually creating a more peaceful place for all humanity. That is how big this really is! Here’s to you’re happy self.


Seek and Destroy

June 7, 2018
6 months into the year! Have you reached your goals? Have you lost the weight or given up those negative habits you set out to do on the 1st of the year? If not, what’s holding you back?
Are subconscious beliefs sabotaging your personal power? If you got more “I can’t” than “I can” messages as a child, you are probably having more “I can’t” than “I can” experiences as an adult. In other words, if you heard messages from parents and other authority figures that told you that your opinion didn’t count and that your actions didn’t matter, you are likely to have subconscious beliefs that mirror those ideas. The result is often a person with deep insecurities about their ability to positively affect the course of their lives. Some people overcompensate for this feeling of powerlessness by making a career out of becoming powerful. Usually this sense of power is achieved by acquiring money, possessions and social status.
Unfortunately, these external signs of power seldom satisfy the gnawing feeling of insecurity and powerlessness within. Anger,procrastination or  any negative behavior are signs that you are sabotaging your personal power.  People with authentic power can have an abundance of money, possessions and social status, but their personal power does not come from the things they have, but rather from who they are.

Sample Beliefs:

  • I trust the decisions I make.
  • I trust the Divine guidance I am receiving.
  • I acknowledge my ability and responsibility to make a positive difference in the world.
  • I actively embrace the opportunities that come with change.
  • I am true to my personal vision.
  • I am willing to take the risks necessary to live my life openly and honestly.
  • I give myself permission to do what I love.
So if you’re ready to get to the next level of greatness and change those behaviors that are not serving you, let’s have a conversation.
The quality of your culture depends on the quality of your relationships, which depend on the quality of your conversations.


Roles Before Souls

April 12, 2018

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams: who looks inside, awakes.                                                                                                                                          Carl Jung

When was the last time you felt young, free and really alive? You know that child like feeling of endless energy and boundless enthusiasm. What happens to our joy and playful spirit as we age? When we are kids our souls are full of innocence. We were able to connect to our inner light and allow it shine until it got dulled, darkened and dampened by the pressures of life. Our roles got in the way and we forgot that we are souls.

The culture we live in supports our addiction to the outside world and does not promote soul searching. I know that I started looking inward when there was a crisis in my life. I realized that nothing in this world would fill the hole I had in my soul. The only way was inward. There I discovered, uncovered and recovered my connection to spirit and embraced the truth of who I am, a beautiful soul! All addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression and dis-ease is a disconnect from your soul. To reclaim it, takes time, commitment and a daily practice to spiritual principles.

Isn’t it time you reconnect to your soul?  Allow me to shine some light on your path.


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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