Gratitude & Random Acts of Kindness Can Save Your Life: Yes, it’s true that when you practice random acts of kindness and gratitude on a daily basis you get physiological benefits in the Earth suit: · Increased immune system · Improved cognitive performance · Increased energy · Lower heart rate · Balanced cortisol (hydrocortisone) levels, which result in less internal stress · More likely to live a longer and a more satisfied life · Laughter and inner joy resulting in decreased stress hormones · Lower blood pressure and · Diminished pain Wow, that’s a lot of benefits! So, how often throughout your day do you practice gratitude and carry out random acts of kindness to those around you, including yourself? When the cloud of depression appeared in the midst of my chemo treatments, I remember experimenting with different techniques to see which one was the quickest at removing the clouds. Gratitude won me over every time. You cannot be depressed and grateful at the same time. Talk about a destructive cloud in life to remove. Whenever I shifted my focus from the “stressful situation” of the divorce, chemo, radiation and surgery to all that I was grateful for-down to my … Continue reading
“A Man is enslaved to whatever has mastered him.” 2 Peter: 2:19 What is enslaving you this week? Unfinished projects? An unkind response you received this week? Fear? Doubt? Worry? Needing to know how things will turn out? Illness? Physical challenges? Whatever we choose to give power to blocks our ability to see life as it truly is, creating an impoverished view of reality. Be very careful at the choice of energy & focus you give to outer circumstance. When we give more power to that which exists outside of us versus what dwells within us we become vulnerable to rising and falling depending on outer feedback and situations. For example, fear (doubt & worry) is created by the power we give to outside circumstance to define our ability to successfully handle that which is before us. If God is with us, who or what can be against us? Only our choice of focus can determine our ability to resurrect triumphant success or a paralyzing perspective of worry, doubt and fear. Now Pause breathe in the Holy Spirit and exhale any self doubt Today, Dear God, Help me to remember You are for me. Resurrect a conqueror’s … Continue reading
Here is a quick tip to release tension in your body taken from my new book: 5 Minutes to Stress Relief …Enjoy: Finger release Squeeze each finger with your opposite hand from the base of each finger out. Imagine pulling out your body’s tension through each fingertip as you say a phrase of release, such as “Releasing all tension in my body easily and effortlessly.” After pulling out the tension through each finger on both hands, go back and squeeze each fingertip, and pull until your grip releases, as you say, “Releasing remaining tension, releasing remaining tension.” Shake both hands when you are done. Want More? Check Out Stress Solutions University, Making Life Style Stress Solutions Easy for You.
If God is FOR us…who can be against us?” Hmmm, let me think about that one…Oh I know, ME. Are you for “YOU” or do you spend the majority of your thought life against you? God is for you 100% of the time. How much of your thought life supports you? Your sense of knowing that all things are possible for those who believe. You were not created to be steamrolled by your inner critic. You are created to overcome & conquer, find your solution, God is FOR YOU. Next time you feel your feet slipping underneath you as you give into a negative perception of yourself simply say: “God is for me who or what can be against me.” In addition to the above statement simply tap 5-7 x with your finger tips on your cheek bones, under your nose, under your lip, to the right or left of the U-shaped dip located at the base of your neck and finish by tapping on the top of your head. The body responds with restriction when it is under threat. The tapping will relax your biology, allowing your new positive choice of perspective to drop into your castle. Dear God, You have created me with … Continue reading
Enjoy another tip taken from my new book: 5 Minutes to Stress Relief…How to Release Fear, Worry, and Doubt…Instantly: Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Explores 6 Logical Levels for Personal Transformation. I will often work with my clients in the lower three levels (Capabilities, Behavior & Environment) as they seek release from unhealthy perceptions and patterns of behavior that hold them back from the life they desire to experience, and when the client is willing I will invite them up to the highest level of personal transformation. The behaviors you manifest in your life flow from the highest logical level of your spirituality and identity. When you make a shift to a higher level from the highest logical level, your spirituality and your environment with shift accordingly. Simply put, your soul connection with God drives the rest of your ship in life. When you are disconnected from a relationship with God-your highest source of guidance, wisdom, and love-you begin to fragment the rest of your inverted pyramid: · Your Spirit: The side of you as a spiritual creature, and your purpose in life · Your Identity: Who you are specifically · Your Beliefs: What you believe and value in life · … Continue reading
“What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” Matthew 16:26 Often times God will thump me on the head and say, “Hey remember you’re not here to be liked, you are here to grow in your ability to love and serve.” Really? Sometimes I think I’m here to gain praise and popularity. Even when I’m not consciously aware of it, my hunger for those two emotional responses is revealed each time I get flared-up inside when I don’t receive them. Sound familiar? Often times we are unaware of a spiritual leak in our system until our emotional response reveals it through irritation; anger; jealousy; envy; ruminating or entitlement. Drag the source of the leak out into the light as quickly as possible through your awareness: a desire to be seen, acknowledged or recognized… “I see you for what you are and you do not serve my highest good or the good of all concerned. I choose God over this worldly desire, I am willing to remember that with God I lack nothing.” See the spiritual leak for what it is, a worldly pursuit vs a … Continue reading
When you understand what you are really feeling behind the stress, this understanding gives you the opportunity to connect with a positive perception of the situation at hand, which results in creative solutions. Life is meant to be experienced, not defined. Practice letting go of your need to interpret events, and allow yourself to be present to the lessons contained within the experiences. All of life contains the opportunity to expand in your ability to love. Give yourself permission to feel any and every emotion without judgment. You used to live this way when you were young, and could move through negative emotions back to inner peace very quickly. Return to this practice. When experiencing any stress in this life, it is beneficial to understand the beliefs you hold behind your stress. You form your choices by your thoughts; you form your life by your choices. It is also useful to explore the meaning behind the emotions and the words you use to describe the stress in your life. Complete this sentence and write your response: “I feel stressed out when …” What causes stress in your life? · Fear of failure? · Unmet expectations? · Fear of not doing … Continue reading