Usually I focus on positive self talk. Every once in a while it’s helpful to bring to conscious awareness the negative talk that might be sabotaging you.
What do you say to yourself that is negative that keeps you from manifesting what you want in your life? Do you know the words? Do you know how often you say the words to yourself? Do you say them out loud to others?
One of the things I love to do is to help people to transform their language from negative to positive. Of course, the thoughts behind the words need to be changed, as well, but sometimes the language itself is like a key to unlock those negative unconscious thoughts and bring them into conscious awareness. And, once unlocked, the thoughts can more easily be transformed.
To identify your statements of negative self talk, focus in on any subject, but here are a few suggestions to prime the pump.
Health: Do you talk to yourself or others about an illness or affliction you have? For example, "I’m tired of being sick." Or, "My knee is still hurting me."
Money: Do you have disempowering thoughts and chatter about money? For example, "We can’t afford that." Or, "I don’t have enough money." Or, "This economy is really getting me down."
Career: Do you get into conversations with yourself or others about your job or career? For example, "I don’t feel confident in my job." Or, "I don’t seem to be getting anywhere in my career."
And, on and on. You know what a negative statement is, especially when you hear others say one. When you’re paying attention, you hear it in yourself, also. However, sometimes when the statement is yours, you may find that it has become so familiar that you believe the words are the truth. You may even be able to "prove" they are true.
Those negative statements can be an avenue to making a simple change that set you on the path to creating what you want in your life.
I invite you to read and follow the process in a Self Development Technique called Self Empowerment by Transforming a Phrase.
"Energy work" as been an integral part of my professional life for over 25 years. I’m not exactly sure when I first started using the phrase. My early influences were with Barbara Brennan, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, Chiropractors and massage therapists, Chinese medicine, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Gabriel Cousens, M.D., Richard Gerber, M.D., and others.
And there have been so many others since those early days. Energy work means so many different things to so many different people, and I won’t even attempt to give the definitive definition. I can only tell you what it means to me.
In a few words: "Energy Work" means working with subtle energies in non-invasive ways. I am able to perceive the energy field that underpins each person, place, thing, or idea. Sometimes the "work" is to notice the energy. Other times the "work" is to make an adjustment.
The REAL truth of how I learned about energy is this: I have learned primarily from my clients. Collectively, they are my greatest teachers. They ask me questions that I could not possibly know from ordinary reality, and so I access the energy field (the subtle energies) for the information.
That makes me look smart. But it is not so much a matter of intelligence (which I also have), but a matter of a finely-tuned skill. My perception makes use of all my physical senses, my sense of balance, my intuition, and my feelings.
Often, I believe more in my clients’ magnificence than they do themselves. So I hold a vision — I hold the energy — until they can step into it. It’s both natural and easy for me to see the maginfiicence, even while others are trying to convince me of their limitations or deficiencies.
Of course, you may have come to the idea of energy work from a totally different path. All paths are valid, enriching the whole area of understanding the power of subtle energies.
Years ago, I started writing a book, called the Symbolic Language of Energy. Some of my students of the MAP Energetics Process have read
it and encouraged me to return to it and publish it. Maybe. In the meantime, I make the knowledge available in my client sessions and my TeleSeminars. In the meantime, also, I am excited that so many others who have done energy work over this span of time have also been publishing.
I think that the language of energy is more potent that the language of words. Don’t get me wrong, I love words. I use them a lot! But I also know that the real way that we communicate and impact change is with subtle energies, including images, and waves of light, and sound vibration.
Far more in our world is invisible than visible to the physical eye. Energy work makes me more aware of our expansive and expanding world.
Jeanie Marshall is a Personal Development Consultant and Coach
and a QEC Level 1: Certified Practitioner
Call her at 310-392-1987 for an Private Consultation
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Next month, on September 19, 2012, I will be presenting a Teleseminar, which I offer free.
The event is called Energy Work for Manifesting. I will be incorporating energy work techniques, some ideas about manifesting, and information that I think you will find valuable. It is what I like to call "mindful information," which is why I have named this blog as I have. I use a variety of meditative and visualization processes.
Ethical Statement: I give fully during the Energy Work processes I offer, without embedding any suggestions to make purchases while you are in a meditative state. I am not here to hypnotize you, but to support you to greater freedom.
I will offer incentives or discounts or bonuses, available only to those who are registered. An mp3 will be available only to registered participants within a few days following the live event.
Here is the full information. Registration is now available http://mindfulinformation.info
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At this time on our wonderful planet, everything is quickening. For me, it is the quickening of consciousness that is my particular focus, because just moving faster without being grounded and conscious creates a lot of frenetic energy.
I love to help people to be quickly on the path they most want to walk. In an emergency, it’s great to have some quick methods that instantly clear stuff. However, people rarely learn anything when someone else snaps his or her fingers to make a change for them.
We all need to have techniques that we can practice regularly — ways that are quick and effective. Most uncomfortable situations we find ourselves in we have created (consciously or unconsciously) over time. To be truly empowered, we need to learn new practices to create what we want that are natural replacements for the practices that created what we didn’t want or like.
In this context, "quick" has a double meaning. I mean that the energy work can create change quickly and that the practice of each technique is quick. There are many empowering practices that take longer and can also be valuable, like journaling, meditating, writing plans, and so many more that are also very effective.
Regardless of the time invested, most energetic techniques work best by repeatedly using them. There are exceptions, because more and more we are all accessing higher and higher levels of consciousness that do allow us to manifest in the twinkling of an eye. But do not be discouraged if you cannot manifest quickly … this time will come, if you practice now and regularly.
For example, recently I worked with a client who over-reacted when one of her colleagues asked her something. Her over-reaction resulted in some dissonance in the relationship. The interaction took place by email, one of the tools that facilitates both effective communication and equally as effective miscommunication.
My suggestion for her was simple, and quick. It’s also rather obvious, but the point is she hadn’t done it and I could read the energy well enough to know that it would have made a difference. My suggestion was: write the email and let it sit. The sitting does not need to be long, but some other activity that fully engaded her attention needed to be placed between the writing and the sending. And this activity needs to be free of ruminations about the situation.
The next step is to relax into a high intention (eg, promote understanding, be loving, open up communication) and imagine that she is reading the email as if she were the intended recipient. Edit, as needed, and send (or don’t send) or make a phone call if that is more in keeping with her intention). Even if she doesn’t change one word, her high-intention consciousness will be infused into the message.
Life is made up of little experiences like this. Standing all alone, it might seem rather insignificant. But always, we are creating our lives by our reactions to these little experiences.
After I made this suggestion to my client, she realized that she often over-reacts like that when she’s under stress. An additional reflection was that she spends more time cleaning up these messes than the time it would have taken her to do the suggested process.
I have a natural gift of being able to work with energy to clear energy fields and situations. I believe an even more important gift is to develop practical, accessible methods and to describe them so that individuals know how to change something in their lives.
I offer one-on-one sessions by telephone. Find information at Energy Work Sessions.
I regularly offer a free TeleSeminar. Registration is required and telephone charges may apply. Skype access is available.
Here is the full information for registration.
Life is like a buffet — it is filled with much more than you can consume. That’s the magnificence of the power of choice. Life has many delicious things to choose from.
Do you ever find that you make a decision or a choice and then end up either criticizing the other options or trying to prove that those other options were the wrong choices for you? Maybe that’s never happened to you.
Perhaps you can identify with this scenario: you made a choice at an earlier time in your life and now you are making a new choice. Perhaps this new choice is even the exact opposite of the previous choice. With the new choice comes judgment or criticism about the earlier choice. This is a very common pattern when partnerships break up, and end up with expressions of criticism, judgment, and bitterness.
Or here is another possible scenario. You look at what you have created in your life and then you compare your creations with what others have created. And you try to explain the difference by finding fault with the others who appear to have received more goodies or better experiences.
Certainly at any time in your life, you might have had an isolated experience such as some of these scenarios I have suggested. But if you live regularly in such attitudes, you are in a very unhappy life.
My suggestion is simply that you look at the variety in your life as food on a buffet table. Choose what you want to eat and leave the rest for others.
Life is filled with variety.
The key is to choose what you like and not criticize the rest.