Apr 30 2014

Your Garden

Category: Inspirational QuotesPatricia @ 11:55 am

April Garden

“Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots.

Kind words are the flowers. Kind deeds are the fruits.

Take care of your garden. And keep out the weeds.

Fill it with sunshine, kind words and kind deeds.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

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Jan 07 2014

Becoming

Category: Spiritual ExplorationPatricia @ 9:41 am
Shamans lay stone at East point of the Medicine Wheel - The Place of Becoming

Shamans lay stone at East point of the Medicine Wheel – The Place of Becoming

We are all in a state of Becoming. What we are becoming and how we are becoming are the result of the choices we make. Life is happening moment by moment. We are all becoming older, and hopefully, we are also all becoming wiser.  Some of us are blessed with old age, but not all of us enjoy the adventure of becoming old. We could become fatter, sicker or depressed, as we feed our emotions and disregard our natural state of well-being. Or based on our choices, intentions and actions, we could become slimmer, healthier and happier.  We could become wealthier, more creative and more prosperous. Or we could choose to spend money we don’t have to make ourselves feel better, only to realize that we feel worse and have become more in debt.  We can become angry, frustrated and disappointed with our relationships. Or we can become more loving, accepting and appreciative of others.

Life is all about Becoming. In order to become somebody, the first thing you have to do is become yourself. There is no one else who can do that. You have all the skills, talents and gifts to become the very best you.  Are you making the choices that reflect that? Are you resisting your own good in a life of quiet desperation? Or could you be a better you? Could you be happier and more successful? Of course you can! Joseph Campbell tells us, “If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of a track that has been there the whole while, waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.”

You have a choice to make. And the time to do it is right now! Will your life be better in 2014? Or will it be worse? You know it won’t stay the same!!!

Practice three things that will help you to make the choices that will serve you best.

  1. Focus on your dreams and desires. Consider, “What if…”  As you imagine with your mind, you will feel with your heart. As you become aligned with your self, you will know with your soul. Believe in your life’s mission and know that your dreams and desires matter… to all of us.
  2. There are no limitations. There is only limited thinking. Get out of your own way! Accept your magnificence. Claim your unique perspective. You know things no one else does!
  3. Trust yourself. You really do know what is best for you. It feels good. It feels right. Neville says, “A change of feeling is a change of destiny.”

If you have lost sight of who you are because of who you have become, you can make the choice to change that. Sometimes we need a guide when we’ve lost our way. I can help you to map out the best path for your future. If you want to change some outside circumstance in your life, you need to own it and make the transformation from within. Accessing the power of your subconscious mind, your goal-achieving machine, you can follow your bliss. Become your very best self!

 

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Dec 31 2013

This Moment

Category: Inspirational QuotesPatricia @ 4:26 pm

Smiling Patricia - El Matador Beach

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.”  ~ Marie Beynon Ray

As the year comes to an end, we make note of this space in time. We welcome the possibilities of the new year to come. As we experience this life, we are well-advised to appreciate this precious moment. May each and every one of us spend it doing what we want to do.

 

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Nov 12 2013

Wake Up From Spiritual Amnesia

Category: Spiritual ExplorationPatricia @ 10:57 am

Arch in Fog

Steve Jobs said, “Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

I’ve discovered a common thread in the fabric of my hypnotherapy practice. I enjoy helping people find out who they really are – to self-actualize – to awaken from Spiritual Amnesia.

What is Spiritual Amnesia? And how do you know if you or someone you love is suffering from it?

Perhaps you believe life is happening to you. Or you feel powerless over the way things are. Are you reacting rather than creating?

Maybe you feel out of control. You want things to change but you don’t know how to make that happen. You feel trapped. You feel disconnected from yourself and what makes you happy.

I’d like to share three common symptoms of Spiritual Amnesia and how it can show up in your life. And more importantly, I’d like to offer practical and simple solutions to help you awaken.

Symptom #1

You experience persistent health problems. You lack stamina or energy. You are carrying extra weight. You are not aging well. Your mind-body connection is broken.

Example

A young wife and mother presents with chronic migraine headaches. We discover the conflict of childhood programming of pleasing others at the expense of pleasing herself. She gives herself permission to dance. Her headaches disappear.

Solution

Eliminate negative self-talk! Appreciate your talents and gifts. Treat yourself with the same loving respect you give to others. Love and accept yourself as you are right now. Appreciate your body and how it serves you.

Daydream and imagine yourself in a state of physical wellbeing and health. If you can see it, you can be it.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross tells us “take the pain and learn to accept it, not as a curse or a punishment but as a gift to you with a very, very specific purpose.”

Symptom #2

You are short-tempered and anxious. You yell at your kids. You ignore your spouse and your sex life suffers. You feel the pressures of the unknown future. You’re depressed about the past. Everything is out of control.

Example

A woman presents with anxiety, depression and anger issues. We confront her childhood traumas and sexual abuse. We give voice to her anger and frustration. She is empowered by her newfound ability to speak up for herself and face the future without fear. She takes control of her feelings about the past and discovers a sense of peace and understanding.

Solution

You do not need to control the behavior of others in order to thrive. Give yourself permission to let go of the past. Your attention to things that hurt you continues to hurt you. It is, in fact, what keeps you from thriving.

Whenever you feel stress, take a moment to take a breath. Learn to evoke the relaxation response. Harvard Medical School studies show that deep breathing and mindful meditation for 10 minutes daily reduces the effects of stress and anxiety.

Napoleon Hill says “If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do.”

Symptom #3

You suffer financial stress. You feel lack and frustration about cash flow. No matter how hard you work, you can’t seem to get ahead. You fail. There is never enough money.

Example

A man presents in need of motivation and focus. He wants success and he’s willing to work hard for it. He realizes his self-imposed limitations and fears. We discover the words of his father etched into his psyche. “You’re worthless. You’ll never amount to anything.” When he learns to believe in himself and the value of his ideas, he achieves his goals.

Solution

The mind doesn’t know the difference between what you imagine and what you perceive as reality. When you see yourself as wealthy and successful, your mind becomes comfortable with it. Your confidence is boosted and you are able to achieve your goals. Visualize! Use your inner eye to create your outer world. Your imagination uses your mind to think and your heart to feel. Anything you want to do or have or be is possible.

Woodrow Wilson tells us “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

You impoverish yourself when you forget who you are. You impoverish all of us when you forget the errand. Give yourself permission to listen to your inner voice and wake up to a life of joy. Wake up from Spiritual Amnesia and remember your power to create.

 

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Nov 05 2013

There are no limitations; there is only limited thinking.

Category: ChoicesPatricia @ 3:53 pm

Path to Unlimited Joy

“You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fullfilling life. What are you telling yourself about your life? Have you defined your personal vision of success and prosperity? Have you chosen to tell yourself a story of joyful abundance and unlimited opportunity? Do you believe in yourself and your abilities?

Or have you decided to tell yourself that you don’t have enough money to pay your bills and you’ll never get out of that dead-end job? Do you tell yourself that you will never meet the love of your life? Or that you’re not good enough…smart enough…pretty enough to be happy and successful? Perhaps you think you just don’t deserve it.

By identifying and releasing limiting thoughts, and then choosing positive alternatives, you move closer to what you want. What limitations have you chosen to create in your future? What you tell yourself ultimately determines what you are and are not able to do.”

~The Mind Matters Manifestation Manual pg. 9

 

 

 

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Oct 22 2013

The Choice to Enjoy

Category: Inspirational QuotesPatricia @ 10:13 am

western sky

 

“There is a vision for life, and the vision is the same for all of us. That vision is just to enjoy life, to enjoy God; it is exactly the same thing. And to suffer is just an option. Please, just enjoy life.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz

 

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Jul 17 2013

Imagination is Priceless

Category: CreativityPatricia @ 5:44 pm

 prescott sky

In the magical state of creation (where you spend every moment of your life, whether you are aware of it or not), the economic exchange is affected by different rules. The only price to be paid is with imagination. You may not have cash flow, but you have an unlimited supply of imagination. You can have it all. Or you can choose to have nothing at all. The state of creation does not follow the same order as the U.S. economy. There is plenty for everyone.

So, considering you can afford the life of your dreams, what are you dreaming? When dreaming, you know that anything can happen. You are now dreaming.

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