Making a Difference, Self-Discovery

Kindness & Beyond

On September 4th doTerra along with Leon Legothetis, the Kindness Guy, invited its Wellness Advocates and customers to join the 15 Day Kindness Challenge. I took on the challenge and I received mixed results.

It was so amazing to be a doTerra Convention where the Kindness was contagious. I witness so many people opening doors, zipping up open backpacks, sharing, and more. My doTerra Team had kindness kits for those in need that had bottled water, food, and hardtack candy. It was awesome to see the reactions as we handed them out as we walked down the street.

During doTerra Together Convention Leon was one of the Keynote Speakers. I was inspired. He said, “Make people feel seen.” So I want you to know:

I See You

He told us to share our pain because we are all human. Knowing that there are others who have or are going through what you are going through is often beneficial. I know I have found strength from other Domestic Violence Warriors. Each of our experiences are different, but I have learned something valuable from each one.

My favorite quote from Leon was, “True Wealth is not in your wallet, it is in your heart.” Kindness is FREE. Kindness is as simple as a smile, a complement, a hug, etc. When you are kind it everyone wins. You don’t know who else it will effect, but it changes lives.

He also talked about being kind and gentle to ourselves. As he was talking recognized areas in my life that I can improve.

I loved when he said we could ask his ex-girls friends and then went on to say, “I may not always be nice, but I can do my best to be kind.” That is profound to me.  It brings to mind forgiveness. Being kind to ourselves and others requires forgiveness when we are not nice.

I look forward to daily finding new ways to be kind. I also look forward to hearing stories from others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Violence Against Women - Break the Chain
Making a Difference, Self-Discovery

Violence Against Women – Break the Chain

*Trigger Warning*

Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. The One Billion Rising Video is a graphic depiction of violence.

If you need immediate assistance call 911 or your country’s emergency service number. For a complete list of resources click here.

It is time to break the chain. It is time to stand up and be counted. I know that abuse and violence don’t discriminate. All ages, genders, races, countries, and religions are affected. The One Billion Rising movement focuses on Violence against Women Globally.

To The Broken

Screams in the night
Silent cries you don’t hear
Souls begging for help
Bodies writhing in pain
Agony Tearing up flawless skin
Broken children of the night
Here’s to the Broken
The fighters and Believers
The misunderstood people
The world’s true face
The children who wonder where things went wrong.
Smiles Painted on Masks
Painfully stating “I’m Fine”
When what needs to be said is “Save Me”
Scars that want to be butterflies
Nightmares that want to be dreams
True color of the years
Here’s to the people who wonder where they belong.
to the unloved children
Here’s to the Broken.
because their heartbeats slowly fade to nothingness
Poetry is written and owned by Warrior. For permission to use email beyond.warrior.ut@gmail.com.

I am joining the movement with a wonderful organization SHEROES United. We will be sharing our message at the United Nation Civil Society Convention.

SHEROES United is a Global Movement of Women Who DARE to Change the World through Love.

SHERO is a female hero; a woman that displays strong heroic traits under tremendous pressure and is triumphant over her circumstances. A SHERO is a Woman who is an active giver, an example of what is possible, and a brilliant inspiration to people of all ages.

“It is the greatest time for women in all of human history. It is the darkest time for women in all of human history. What matters is what we make of it!  But we simply must start now.”Bridget Cook-Burch, Executive Director, SHEROES United

“Chase your passion, and success will follow you. Success demands passion and purpose.” – Celeste Gleave, Founder SHEROES United.,

Visit SHEROES United to join the cause.

A film by Eve Ensler and Tony Stroebel. Please spread far and wide w/this tweet: Rise up on 2-14 to end Violence against Women in a global event! @vday http://onebillionrising.org/

 

Changing the Collective Consciousness
Health, Self-Discovery

Changing the Collective Consciousness

During my life time there has be a continuous rise in Depression, Anxiety, Mental Illness, Fear, Worry, Violence, Blame, Anger, and Disrespect. The chaos we are seeing in our lives, our Country, and the World is because our agreement with the Collective consciousness. We individually and collectively have unresolved emotions that can also be referred to as trapped emotions that are formed by beliefs in our subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind is the part of the mind of that we are not fully aware but that influences our actions and feelings and creates our belief system. The subconscious mind helps us remember how to do what we have already learned and creates programs based on what worked or didn’t for us in the past. The subconscious mind creates programs to keep us physically and emotionally “safe”. Consider that many of the beliefs and programs in our subconscious mind where formed before adolescence. Then the subconscious mind follows the programs to prove that your belief are true.

We are generally unaware of these programs, therefore we have the tendency to run on autopilot.  As we run on autopilot, rather than reacting to a new experience as a new event our subconscious mind finds a similar event and reacts in like manner. If it work to react in timid, avoid confrontation each time we experience a similar event we would continue that programming of being timid. If it worked to react in anger to avoid accountability each time we experience a similar event we would continue that programming of being angry. As we run on autopilot we don’t recognize how our actions affect those around us.

Hurt People Hurt People

 

M.Farouk Radwan, MSc. states, “The subconscious mind is a like a big memory bank that stores your beliefs, memories and life experiences. This information that is stored in your subconscious mind always affects your behavior and actions in different situations.

One of the very interesting facts about the way the subconscious mind works is that it won’t only affect your behavior but it will also affect your perception of events.”

Collective consciousness is the set of shared beliefs, ideas, and moral attitudes which operate as a unifying force within society. In general, it does not refer to the specifically moral conscience, but to a shared understanding of social norms. Just like the subconscious mind we are also unaware the programs running in the Collective consciousness.

The EOS Institute states, “The “collective consciousness” permeates all beings, affecting our attitudes, feelings and behaviors. We are all a part of the whole, just like cells within the body. They function separately, but also work together as the basis of life itself.

Just as the collective consciousness can impact you; you too can influence the collective consciousness for the better.

You are a powerful spiritual being, with far-reaching influence. The vibrations you put out at any given moment, affect the collective consciousness of all beings, in much the same way a tiny pebble causes large ripples upon the water.

As you transmit the higher vibrational energies of gratitude, love, and peace to the universe, those energies permeate the collective whole, transforming and healing the world on a cosmic level.
Not only that, but the energy you send out into the universe is also returned to you.”

The video below is one of the best explanation of how Collective Consciousness affects our World.

We have to change ourselves to change the Collective consciousness

It is no coincidence that there is a rise in self help programs, seminars, and support groups. The Collective consciousness is pulling for change. We each have our own set of beliefs, programs, emotions, and behaviors that are contributing to the Collective consciousness therefore we need to start with self. Keep in mind, the subconscious mind can only accept new beliefs that don’t contradict existing beliefs. To reprogram the subconscious mind you have to modifying certain beliefs by taking action.

Tony Robins states, “Your mind is the key to success and you have the power to learn how to reprogram your subconscious. If you want to live the life you desire, then it’s time to decide, to commit and to resolve. It’s not what we can do in life that makes a difference – it’s what we will do. And there’s no better time to take back control of your mind and set your sights on something better than right now.”

Watch how Tony explains how to reprogram your mind to two friends, using basketball as an example.

Quantum physicists have been telling us now for several years that our bodies are really made of nothing but pure energy. Our thoughts and emotions also forms of pure energy.

“The idea of energy healing and the effects of emotional energy on body isn’t new. There is actually research to support our assertion that emotions are energy! The late David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D and author of the book Power vs. Force, discovered that the energy in someone’s magnetic field (their “log level”)  can be profoundly affected by their emotions. He discovered that the body’s energy level actually increases as an individual feels more positive emotions.” Discovery Health, Is There Science Behind Emotional Energy Healing?

Therefore I believe as we reprogram our subconscious mind and heal our energy we can change ourselves and as well as contributing to the change in the Collective consciousness.

Changing the Collective Consciousness

My I recommend a few of favorite teachers?

Louise Hay

Carol Tuttle

Kirk & Kim Duncan – 3 Key Elements

 

Resources:

How does the subconscious mind work by M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Tap Into The Collective Consciousness with Mediation – EOS Institute

HOW TO REPROGRAM YOUR MIND Tony Robbins

Is There Science Behind Emotional Energy Healing? Discover Healing, Dr. Brad Nelson

 

 

Push Through and Bloom
Self-Discovery

Lessons From Nature

There are so many amazing lessons that we can learn from nature. One lesson I learned from nature was several years ago was that the sun always rises after the darkness. This was brought to my mind again today as I was on a group mentoring call with Kirk Duncan. He shared the following quote by Marcel Proust, “For a seed to achieve it’s greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, it’s insides come out, and everything changes. to someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”

Push Through and Bloom

Kirk then talked about how plants do 50% of their growth in the roots. Plants have a strong base to be able to grown up out of the soil.

I found this great representation on Pinterest.

Another lesson from nature comes from a story I heard several years ago. Hugh B. Brown shared a lesson from his life.

He told of purchasing a rundown farm in Canada many years ago. As he went about cleaning up and repairing his property, he came across a currant bush that had grown over six feet (1.8 m) high and was yielding no berries, so he pruned it back drastically, leaving only small stumps. Then he saw a drop like a tear on the top of each of these little stumps, as if the currant bush were crying, and thought he heard it say:

“How could you do this to me? I was making such wonderful growth. … And now you have cut me down. Every plant in the garden will look down on me. … How could you do this to me? I thought you were the gardener here.”

Hugh B. Brown replied, “Look, little currant bush, I am the gardener here, and I know what I want you to be. I didn’t intend you to be a fruit tree or a shade tree. I want you to be a currant bush, and someday, little currant bush, when you are laden with fruit, you are going to say, ‘Thank you, Mr. Gardener, for loving me enough to cut me down.’”

Years later, Hugh B. Brown was a field officer in the Canadian Army serving in England. When a superior officer became a battle casualty, he was in line to be promoted to general, and he was summoned to London. But even though he was fully qualified for the promotion, it was denied him because he was a Mormon. The commanding general said in essence, “You deserve the appointment, but I cannot give it to you.” What he had spent 10 years hoping, praying, and preparing for slipped through his fingers in that moment because of blatant discrimination. Continuing his story he stated:

“I got on the train and started back … with a broken heart, with bitterness in my soul. … When I got to my tent, … I threw my cap on the cot. I clenched my fists, and I shook them at heaven. I said, ‘How could you do this to me, God? I have done everything I could do to measure up. There is nothing that I could have done—that I should have done—that I haven’t done. How could you do this to me?’ I was as bitter as gall.

“And then I heard a voice, and I recognized the tone of this voice. It was my own voice, and the voice said, ‘I am the gardener here. I know what I want you to do.’ The bitterness went out of my soul, and I fell on my knees by the cot to ask forgiveness for my ungratefulness. …

“… And now, almost 50 years later, I look up to [God] and say, ‘Thank you, Mr. Gardener, for cutting me down, for loving me enough to hurt me.’”

I am just know beginning to understand growth. As I look back on my life the growth beneath the surface did not feel like growth. It only felt painful and destructive. I didn’t realize that those times of complete destruction, being buried, or being cut down were just part of my growth.

Thanks to amazing mentors and coaches, I am seeing growth as well as areas where I am strengthening my roots and other areas where I am blooming.

Misty Tripoli stated, “The most helpful coaches are the ones who can help you better understand YOURSELF, your abilities, your weaknesses, your blind spots, and your opportunities.”

 

When did you stop?
Self-Discovery

When Did You Stop?

When did you stop dreaming?

When did you stop exploring?

When did you stop dancing?

When did you stop believing?

When did you stop…….. whatever that you are no longer doing?

Today, these thoughts hit me hard. Babies and little children don’t care what others think. Everything is amazing, possible, and exciting. They believe, they trust, they explore, they experiment, and they keep trying. They are not worried about someone watching them, judging them, or something happening. They fall, they get back up!

Then the following scripture popped in my head Matthew 18:3(KJV) And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Emphasis added.)

As I spoke with a friend yesterday, we talked about her vision for something AMAZING!!! Like changing lives amazing, but then came all of the reasons, excuses, fears, doubts, and on and on. I know you know what I am talking about.

So, again I ask:

When did you stop dreaming?

When did you stop exploring?

When did you stop dancing?

When did you stop believing?

When did you stop _______________? (You fill in the blank.)

The truth is it doesn’t matter when you stopped, but understanding why does matter. Now I don’t mean the why as in the story behind it, but why as in why you made the decision to stop.

Well, let me explain it this way, as children there are experiences that happen and your sub-conscience mind makes a decision, then it creates a belief. In other words your subconscious mind is a big memory bank that stores your life experiences, memories and belief as stories. Then it uses those stories keep you “safe”. If you look at it from a different perspective, rather then keeping you safe, it often keeps you stuck. Either you are doing the same things over and over again or you are afraid of getting hurt, being judged, or making a mistake.

When you are aware of the why, you can thank your subconscious mind for doing its job and choose to dream, explore, dance, believe, and create whatever you want.

How you ask? It so simple that Nike used it as their slogan for years; Just do it!

Dream – lay down on the grass, watch the clouds and think about what you want to do, or be. Start writing down what you want for yourself, your family, your life.

Explore – observe the world around you. What do you see, hear, smell, feel? What do you want to understand more?

Dance – turn on your favorite music and just let your body express it’s self. STOP OVERTHINKING IT! Just do it!

If you don’t know how to even start doing it, find someone to mentor you. The Webster Dictionary states that a Mentor is a trusted counselor or guide. Find someone that is doing whatever it is you want to do and ask them to teach you.

Everything is AMAZING, POSSIBLE, and EXCITING! Start believing, trusting, exploring, experimenting, and keep trying. STOP worrying about everyone else and if something will happening. If you fall, get back up!

YOU, yes YOU reading this get to decide how your story is written. You can live based on the story your subconscious created when you didn’t know any better or you can write the story you want to live into and then take a step forward and create it.

Start dreaming now!

Start exploring now!

Start dancing now!

Start whatever else your heart desires now!