Saturday, January 27, 2018

Telekinesis & two minds

I teach the principles the angels talk about, and I’ve been blow away by what students create. One of our “Ann & the Angels,” viewers reduced her student loan debt from $90K to "nearly gone" in less than a year. Another got her song on a national TV show and recreated herself as a public speaker! Intentional “focus with feeling” equals a lot of fun!

I challenge myself constantly to practice what I preach. If I have a pain and catch myself whining, I sit, breathe, and imagine feeling wonderful. My body starts to heal. If I have a financial issue or a home repair, I sit, breathe, and focus on what it would feel like to have no financial concerns whatsoever. I have received so many miraculous gifts from the universe that I know, when I don’t know how to handle something, God does. Sometimes I am the angel for others. Bless those of you who have been the angels for me! You know who you are!

The other day I caught myself missing one of two dear clients who had died over the holidays. I started to cry with feelings of loss, but then caught myself. There’s nothing wrong with grief, but I know I don't have to be sad, so I immediately began to focus on our loving connection. Sure enough she showed up in my mind with a warmth that had me both laughing and crying – this time for the sheer delight of feeling her love and joy!

For awhile I felt pretty confident with my manifesting. Then I saw the latest Star Wars! Once again a desire arose in me – one that pops up every time I see a Star Wars movie! (I know many of you secretly want to be a Jedi too!) I really want to learn telekinesis - the ability to move things with my mind. Why not? Kids are doing that and so many more amazing things these days. They don’t have any unconscious beliefs blocking it.

So, I started googling, watching YouTube videos and reading everything I could find on the subject. I bought some online tutorials and began my practice! Late at night, before bed, I dutifully folded up a piece of foil, and stood it on edge. I blew on it to make sure my breath wouldn't knock it over. I turned off the heater and shut the doors to make sure there were no drafts. I began to drop into that space of "all heart and no mind." Nothing. I continued to surrender, attempting to find that feeling where the foil and Ann were part of one big field.

After awhile of simply sitting in no-minded surrender, I dropped into the Oneness. I felt the awareness of my "Ann-self" expand into the awareness of a greater Self. A childlike delight arose within Ann - staring at the foil! That was “me” too! I felt wonder, immense love, and a sense of being that Divine field of love encompassing all things - Ann & the foil included. I no longer cared about moving anything. I was swimming in an ocean of bliss. Suddenly I imagined the foil moving.

Suddenly, without any sort of effort whatsoever, the foil began to jiggle and dance on the desk! Immediately. I zapped back into a very freaked-out Ann-brain! Oooh! I thought I believed in these abilities, but the minute I saw it, I saw my own unconscious disbeliefs just as clearly!

I got back into that space again a few more times. The foil danced a few more times, and each time I came ripping right out of that space, deeply aware of my own doubts! It was like being two people - the faith filled one and the skeptic, sharing one brain, arguing in one body!

The next night as I merged with the foil, I had a feeling as if it was my finger. I flicked it with my mind and it fell over! And then my brain jumped in and started to censor the entire experience completely, and I haven’t been able to do it ever since!! 

The experience is a great teaching tool that demonstrates why we can “believe” we’re manifesting something but have lurking unconscious beliefs – ones we don’t even know about – that block it! My conscious mind believes I can move things. Obviously my unconscious mind is not fully on board yet!

When your unconscious mind fully believes something – at a level far beneath your thoughts – then you can manifest like crazy. 

Here are some pointers this week to help reprogram the unconscious mind to align with what you truly want...

1. Ask yourself "What would it feel like to have what I want?"
The conscious mind believes in thoughts. The unconscious mind believes in feelings. Your unconscious mind was programmed by hearing things charged with feeling at various stages in your life. It reacts before you even have time to think.

It is what causes you to deflect a ball thrown at you before it hits you. You don't have time to think, "Oh there is a ball coming at me. I better put up my hand and deflect it!" Your unconscious mind is programmed to do this. Likewise, you don't think about how to drive a car. You excitedly filed that information years ago.

Similarly maybe you consciously can think about and decide you want money or a great relationship but something in you that learned with a lot of feeling, maybe even years ago is unconsciously saying, "That won't happen!"

It takes focusing on a feeling to reprogram the unconscious mind. Spend a little time every day imagining what it would feel like to have your dreams. Imagine they're already here. What is your day like? What do you feel? You are now reprogramming!

2. Seek out examples of people who have what you want and be happy for them! If they can have the dream, so can you.

You may consciously believe you can have what you want, but the unconscious hasn't seen it and doesn't believe it yet. Seek out examples, role models, mentors, or icons who help prove to your unconscious that just because you haven't had an experience doesn't mean it is impossible. Be happy for those who have what you want - you are programming your unconscious to rejoice in having what you want!

I am watching kids on YouTube who have embraced their God given "superpowers." They delight me! I don't waste time thinking, "Oh gosh what's wrong with me that I can't do what a kid can," instead I celebrate their demonstration of our greater human potential.

3. If all else fails seek out modalities that help you reprogram

There are many healing therapies and modalities that help you reprogram the unconscious mind. Hypnotherapy is a powerful one. EFT is another. EMDR. There are many more. Give yourself the gift of a reprogramming session to help you shift those brain circuits that may be running contrary to your desires.

Have fun this week. Think of something you wish to change. How would it feel if you were already there? Get juicy. Imagine the feeling until you feel it in your body and your bones. Or choose one of the other techniques above. Give yourself the gift of retraining the parts of your brain that hold you back!

I'll keep at it myself and let you know how it goes! 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Taxes and lemons

I love having my own business. I don't love preparing my taxes...

Every year, I pray that I wake up one day with a desire to get them ready for the accountant. It happened last weekend. I woke up with an urge to get them done. I was going strong for a few hours, when I started to get distracted.

Picking lemons sounded like more fun. I spent a delicious few hours in the tree gathering enough fruit to give away 18 boxes, juice 8 gallons and make pints of lemon curd. That lost its luster when cleaning house sounded like more fun. Shredding old documents sounded like fun. Cooking was more fun! I got a lot done... but not the taxes. At the end of the day I realized I really did want to get them done after all! After a day of citrus bliss and domestic bliss, I was ready to go back to work.

So the next morning I woke up and dove in. I realized what was driving me crazy was an outdated filing system. So I started working on that with zeal. I created new folders, new labels, and new files. (My label-maker is like a favored toy!) I set up new memorized reports in Quickbooks. Suddenly organizing the receipts was a lot more fun.

The house was clean. The lemons were picked. Food was in the fridge. The files were organized, and the taxes got done... all two days.

Years ago the angels taught me to honor my heart, in each moment, and ever since things have been accomplished with a lot more grace and ease!

Here are some pointers to help you find your heart in each moment too...

1. Ask yourself what you feel like doing now... and I mean now.

It would be easy to say, "Now I want to get my taxes done," but after two hours I did not want that. I felt like picking lemons. It would have been easy to plow through the lemon picking but after awhile I felt like cleaning house. While it may seem insane to switch tasked mid-stream, I personally work best in bursts of a few hours. Your cycles might be different. Honor that.

Because you're doing what you really want to do, you'll get more done.

2. If you have to do something you don't want to do, find a way to love it or add love to the situation.

If you have to go to work you don't love, either quit and have faith in finding a new one, or thank God for the income. If you love your kids but don't feel like doing their homework with them, focus on the time as an act of bonding.

I used to dread running weekly engineering meetings because everyone else hated them, so I started bringing doughnuts! Suddenly the meetings became a lot sweeter :)

You've heard the song, "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." The angels would say, "If in the moment, you can't do what you love, find a way to love what you do."

3. Always honor your heart by focusing on what you desire

If you got to a job you don't care for, no matter how much love you add, honor yourself by spending time visualizing and asking yourself, "What would it feel like to have a job I love?"Take time to put some energy towards what you dream. You'll get the universe in motion to help you create a more loving life.

While it is not humanly realistic to love every moment of your life, the more we listen to our hearts, the more loving moments we will have, and the more we'll notice what needs to change.

My heart may have guided me to a crazy way of getting my taxes / lemons / housecleaning / cooking done, but it worked for me! I sure had a lot more fun along the way than if I had just "put my nose to the grindstone," as we say.

This week try to honor your heart in the moment, even if the most loving thing you can do is to admit you want more and pray for then manifest better!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

From Death into Life

I spent Christmas this year with a living friend and a dying friend. My living friend is an angel of a nurse who was performing hospice duties for our dying friend. We both "got the memo" from spirit that she wanted to leave on Christmas.

If you've ever been around someone ready to graduate from this earthly plane of existence, you know that you're privileged to be in two worlds at the same time. In order to truly be present to the miracle of transformation about to take place, you have to see beyond the physical and feel what is really going on with your heart.

Our friend's family had done all they could to make her comfortable. Her bed was near the fireplace, and her children sat in vigil, simply being with her as she slept. Her breath was labored and her body had shrunken to nearly half it's size. If you looked through human eyes, it was a sad sight. Through the eyes of the soul, there was so much more going on.

A week prior I had gone to visit when she was still awake. We didn't say much... verbally. I held her hand. The energy started to pour through me. We shut our eyes and together our spirits shifted into heaven. In this dimension, she was dressed in a gorgeous gold gown reminiscent of a dancer's dress and the angels were singing a glorious chorus of "Joy to the World." I don't know how long we stayed in this space but when my eyes popped open, hers did too and we smiled joyously, like two kids sharing a wonderful secret. "Did you hear them?" I asked. Her eyes lit up and she nodded. Gazing into one another's eyes, we shared one last earthly "conversation" of precious, silent, joyous love.

On Christmas she didn't need help reaching heaven. As I walked into the room I felt her spirit in every crack and crevice, filling us, feeling us, and knowing, at long last, that she was soon to be liberated from a failing body. I shut my eyes and she allowed me to feel her joy, to peek into the realms she was now experiencing and to feel her vast love for her children. There was no sorrow, no regret – nothing but pure bliss. She kept just enough energy in the body to honor a family member's wish that she not take leave right on Christmas day, and passed peacefully the next morning. Far from being gone I felt her magnificent spirit in it's glorious, expanded form. She was "home" – not somewhere else, but every where else. She had not left. She simply expanded into her true nature.

Death is nothing more than the death of an illusion that we are small, separate, insignificant and temporary. Earthly life is a treasured journey into the world of separation so God can peek out through 7 billion different forms and witness the miracle of itself in all of creation.

We forget this truth. The "dying" remember as they are rebirthed into light.

Here are some pointers this week to help you treasure this precious gift of life.

1. Delight in your senses

Slow down. Taste your food. Smell your coffee. Feel the miracle of your own hands. Put lotion slowly on your skin and savor the sensations of millions of miraculous nerve cells singing for joy. Listen to the rustle of the leaves in the breeze, or a song that elevates you beyond the ordinary. Gaze into the flame of a candle and ponder the miracle that you are this same light.

Allow yourself to savor the experience of being in a body.

2. Look at the world, yourself, and one another with wonder

Children live in a wonderful universe because they are full of wonder. We learn to look for the familiar and to judge the unfamiliar. What if we looked at the world with the eyes of a child, with wonder, curiosity, and a sense of adventure?

"That person in line is yelling. I wonder what they're so upset about. That person in the news looks so angry. I wonder what they feel so strongly about. Wow, there's a bug. I wonder what he's thinking..." Wow, feel that ache in my body. "I wonder what it is trying to tell me?"

When we remove the judgment and experience the wonder, suddenly life seems like the miracle it is.

3. Treasure your moments

Each moment of life on earth, no matter how challenging is a gift. Stop, right here and now, and give thanks for everything you find. What can you love now? Who can you love now? Don't take anything for granted. I give thanks for my bed every night, for a warm home in the winter, for my food, my clothes, my clients, my friends. If I bang an elbow I give thanks for the one that feels good. The more you do this, the quicker the challenges pass, and the more fun you have along the way.

Choose to be happy now, on the way to a happier later.

There is nothing like spending time with someone leaving this plane to remind us of the value our life on earth, even with its challenges. Enjoy the gift of your life. Don't wait till someday when things look as you wish. Start now because in every moment, gifts and treasures of love and grace await our recognition.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Love in the line

You never know how Love will touch your life...

This week I was waiting in line at a grocery store customer service desk when an older, Indian gentleman turned around and offered me his place, "If you're in a hurry, you can go ahead of me." What a sweetheart! I thanked him but told him that for once I wasn't rushing.

A client had canceled before my lunch break, and while I "should" have been at home answering emails, the idea of running errands appealed. "I like to ask," he continued in his delightful accent. "The mothers are always so busy!" I joked, "Well, I don't have kids, but I'm mom to a lot of adults. I feed everyone!"

His face lit up! "Oh my wife! She feeds everyone! She is not my wife! She is my LIFE! We've been married 40 years." Love emanated form him, as he spoke of her with reverence. He proceeded to tell me they had large gatherings of people at their house each month just to talk. His wife fed everyone and they had only five rules: No politics, no religion, no selling, no drinking, and no smoking. They invited total strangers just to meet and eat. "You should come!" he told me. For the thousandth time this life, I wished I could clone to enjoy all the delightful souls I meet.

I ran into him again as I was leaving. "I was just telling the clerk how sweet you are," I told him. He smiled and joked, "Oh no! I'm short, old, and ugly!" I looked him in the eye and teased, "That's not who you are! That's just the costume." He smiled even more broadly. "This," he said softly, gesturing at all the people still in line with a sweep of his hand, "This is all just Halloween!"  We shared a silent moment of shared mystical truth and grinned like two kids with a beautiful secret. I saw the Divine in him as clearly as he saw it in me. He surprised me with a big hug. "I love you darling!" he told me with soul-level sincerity and the innocence of a child. "I love you too," I replied, practically dancing out of the store!

This is the "real" world – a world of tolerance, love, and authentic expression. Occasionally, in this earthly dream, we get to experience the "real world" when love and kindness, humor and grace are shared freely, with innocence and without reservation. This soul blessed my day, my year, and now all of you with his innocent, loving heart.

Can you imagine how we could change the world if we were all a bit more open to the adventure. I can. Let us dream it together.

Here are some tips this week to help you trust the journey...

1. Trust everything is perfect even if it doesn't look that way
We are always exactly where we need to be to learn what we need to learn. The more you trust that, the better life gets.

If your bank account is low, trust that you're learning about real abundance. When my clients cancel I trust the Divine Orchestration of my life. If a relationship doesn't work out, trust that you are going to receive more love. When a cold tried to set in near the end of my vacation I realized my body was telling me it was time to eat kindly once again.

The more you affirm and believe that everything is perfect, the more you'll see and experience the perfection.

2. Surrender to yourself... not your "shoulds"

If you find things don't look the way you think they should, stop. Breathe. Ask yourself, "Given life as it is, people as they are, me as I am, what next?" I "should" have answered emails when my client canceled. I felt like running errands. Shoulds rob you of God's grace.

3. Open to the adventure

Control is highly overrated. So is knowing how everything is going to turn out. As children we opened to life, live in the moment, and embrace our days as a grand adventure.

Years ago it wasn't on my agenda to take a certain route home, but it felt right. As soon as I turned off the freeway there was a woman with a stalled car. I went to get her some gas and she insisted I take some money for my time. I had just prayed for a little financial help. She had prayed for someone to assist her!

The next time something doesn't look as you wish, surrender to the adventure. Magic and miracles await!

May 2018 bring you joyous adventures, and more than you'd ask for!