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Notice the vertical letter pattern to the right of the first “Preamble” stanza. It’s the rhyme scheme: A-B-CC-A-B-CCC. This is the basic scheme throughout the poem. Also, it’s one reason the poem is subtitled, “The ABCs of Designing Disorder.”
Courageous Resilience & ... Views: 14
Some folks may ask, “What does it mean to be still, and the benefits?”
If we want to change our circumstances, we have to kill our emotional fits.
These are a particular blend when talking about having experienced PTSD.
Rewinding a past, treacherous event blocks us from reaching, you ... Views: 67
The only true “boss” of your reality is you.
Regardless of whether you own a business, or if you've worked at the same job for seven years - you're still the CEO of your own reality.
You can temporarily “give up control” of your choices, but you can never give up responsibility for ... Views: 113
Summary: US Christianity could be like the lukewarm church of Laodicea that had a materialistic focus. We can't bring ourselves to see impending changes that take us out of our comfort zone. We don't see end-times impending nor hear Christ's words that could ready us. We are poorly prepared in ... Views: 84
Fears keep you in the background. In fact, it convinces you that you cannot make your dreams come true, it tells you to be quiet, and it even separates you from your loved ones. But living in fear is neither acceptable nor necessary. Facing fear is something with which every person must try to ... Views: 96
One day you wake up and think “is this it? Scanning my self generating to-do list, juggling required tasks that scream urgent, doing everything for others- family, job, community – where is this headed? Help! My life is out of control! Where are all the things in life that created excitement, ... Views: 84
“The sun shall be darkened and the moon turned to blood before the day of the Lord,” Joel 2:31.
The Bible says we “know the times and seasons perfectly,” 1Thessalonians 5:1.
This suggests we should at least know the year for when "the day of the Lord" comes with “sudden destruction,” verse ... Views: 112
If you've suffered from anxiety attacks in the past, you might be wondering if there's any way for you to quickly bring them to an end. Well, the answer is that there is.
There's a range of techniques that you can utilize to rapidly relieve yourself of the anxiety attack and pain that's ... Views: 157
I don't know about you, but I hate losing things.
Losing things wouldn't be so bad if finding them wasn't such a chore.
There's always the chance you'll never find what you were looking for.
I was in this exact predicament today.
I was at a store purchasing screwdrivers. I know, ... Views: 99
What does New Years mean to you? Is it just another day? What emotions come up? Does the mere thought of the New Year bring you to tears or does it make you feel hopeful, excited and happy? Are you so excited to make your New Year’s resolutions and go after your dreams? Are you all pumped up to ... Views: 207
What does New Years mean to you? Is it just another day? What emotions come up? Does the mere thought of the New Year bring you to tears or does it make you feel hopeful, excited and happy? Are you so excited to make your New Year’s resolutions and go after your dreams? Are you all pumped up to ... Views: 211
An article by Lyn Leahz on BeforeItsNews.com cites David Wilkerson’s vision that “The United States is going to experience, in the not-too-distant future, the most tragic earthquake in its history.” We believe Wilkerson was a godly man and blessed with insights, but the title of her article ... Views: 121
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Demonizing - by Kasia Jarosinska (www.spiritualshifts.com)
Demonizing is a coping mechanism that we employ to painlessly process our fears. It is the act of projecting onto a person, situation or environment-separation. Any time we speak negatively of another person, situation or environment, we are claiming that this seemingly separate experience is ... Views: 157
"A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move on to higher levels." ~Albert Einstein
Could this new "thinking" be coming from the heart instead of the mind?
We are human beings and when we practice living in this world from a state of beingness rather than constant ... Views: 207
What if you were happy all the time? I bet you started laughing at the thought! How great would you life be if you could be happy every day from this day forward? Can you picture it? I sure can! What fun I would have! May favorite pose in Yoga is the Happy Baby pose! How can you not be happy ... Views: 239
When fear pricks the heart it flies in the face of every message about love we absorb from the culture: that love should provide a safe haven against the storms of life; that love should be easy; that love and fear are mutually exclusive, and that if fear enters the picture it means something is ... Views: 189
Ask anyone: they'll tell you that public speaking is a person's greatest fear. Yet according to a recent article by Steve Nash flying, heights, the dark, intimacy, failure, rejection, spiders, and commitment top the list. Add to that the fear of being alone, losing a loved one (especially a ... Views: 107
Psychological and emotional trauma is just as real and just as devastating as physical injuries, especially after something as distressing as an automobile accident. Anyone that has recently been in an accident should take a look at these tips that will help them transition back into their ... Views: 108
“Now that I am trying to change, I don’t like who I am.”
At some point, many of my clients say this or something similar. When they finally see a new way to be, but are not yet capable of acting that way, they begin to attack themselves.
judges gavel“I am a horrible person.”
“Being this ... Views: 147
I've just returned from Florida where I attended an a-maz-ing Mindset Retreat. I met so many people who are on the path of self-discovery to create a shift in themselves and allow their best selves to come forward.
For me this journey of greater self-discovery has come with resistance ... Views: 131
This week I wanted to post about fear and how it can greatly limit our potential but when used correctly can also be a very powerful motivator. Here’s to a week of channeling your fears!
Feeling afraid, there’s no feeling like it. It is real and powerful. It creates intense physical ... Views: 197
In the late sixties, I married my high school sweetheart. He was a quiet person by nature so when we began having difficulties in our marriage and his response was one of silence I thought it was just his personality. Little did I realize it was a manipulative technique that would eventually ... Views: 175
(part 2 of A Soft Place to Call Home
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky
Conscious breathing is my anchor”
Thich Nhat Hanh
In my last article, I wrote about the importance of being compassionate ... Views: 202
Courageous Creative Empowerment
Having a sense of creative empowerment is about the power to create! It begins by centering yourself so you may achieve clarity and know that you have the courage you need to live in the now! When you have the courage to create, you never truly know what ... Views: 139
Recently a client admitted to falling back into an old undesirable habit. Ashley had once again become a tyrant at home. She was obsessed with the cleanliness of her house. She worried about getting things done on time. She stopped interacting with her family. The only time she spoke to them was ... Views: 255
Secure America Now sponsors an ad that recreates the “Daisy Girl.” It suggests Obama’s refusal to stand up to the Islamist Iran is risking disaster for America. Muslim jihadists in America are probable.
Described as “a nonpartisan organization dedicated to bringing critical security issues to ... Views: 174
Another powerful concept Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor provided in her TEDx Talk is the concept that we are feeling creatures who think. We are not thinking people who feel, yet this is what our society believes and values – which is at the heart of many of our issues.
brainHere is the science and ... Views: 206
Yep, you're not alone in North America or throughout the world if you are currently going through a condition called anxiety disorder. To put things in perspective for you 26.2% of people in America older then the age of 18 (1 in 4) are suffering from some sort of mental disorder, so ... Views: 224
Summary: Many see trouble coming from government spending and then printing money non-stop. And the gov is preparing for the trouble by buying billions of bullets and armored vehicles. The Bible has warnings for what we see. Before Christ saves us in the sky, heeding His words could save us in ... Views: 207
"I'm a victim of domestic violence." That's one phrase you'll never hear emanating from my mouth. Even though I spent three years engaged to marry someone who verbally and physically abused me, I never once entertained the thought of myself as a victim. Perhaps it's because I define a victim as ... Views: 189
Why is this article in the sections of Depression & Gratitude? Because if you believe that you came from a monkey, you might be depressed. Seeing support for the biblical account that we were made in God's image (and have a higher destiny than apes) brings gratitude to the Creator. This also ... Views: 279
If you have ever felt frozen in time and space as a result of some fear inside of you, you know precisely how uncomfortable that is, how you do not like that feeling, and how it keeps you from enjoying the life you love. I would like to talk about two forms that fear assumes and how you might ... Views: 166
12 Tips to Release Stress to Live a Happy Life
Do you want to be happier? If so, then make it a point to release stress regularly. We often have stress without even realizing it, but your body does. When you feel worried and strained your body is yelling with an ‘energy megaphone’ that you’re ... Views: 224
We all know what a mistake is so there is no reason to offer the dictionary’s version of this reality. Mistakes offer us an opportunity to examine our thinking and discover what aspect(s) of our projects could be done differently, positively, therefore resulting in improved outcomes. Mistakes ... Views: 394
WHAT IS Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy means to treat with aroma through inhalation and is a natural holistic healing therapy. The true practice of aromatherapy is a wedding of both science and art in the use of pure plant essential oils to enhance your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual ... Views: 465
This will only work if you are willing to feel a little discomfort when facing your fears. Most people stop as soon as they start feeling the fear. They talk themselves into thinking... “I just can’t do it” and they don’t push through. Breakthroughs happen as a result of pushing ... Views: 227
Who are we? Where do we belong? When we step into Zen meditation and practice, a brand new answer appears. Here is an excerpt from Just Grab The Dust Rag, (Confession of A Deluded Zen Student Who Never Learned A Thing).
Before long I’d become a regular in the early morning sittings at the ... Views: 229
I like to think I am fearless, and in many ways I am. But in some ways I am not. One of the most noticeable ways is in regards to my business. I fear not having enough income to pay my bills. I fear I will not be able to make the business what I want it to be. I fear that I made a mistake making ... Views: 331
There is no health without emotional health. Over 90% of all illnesses are caused by mental and emotional stress. It is the number one reason for doctor visits in America today and the psychiatric drugs prescribed are second only to painkillers.
Emotional pain is an umbrella term for: fear, ... Views: 261
Perhaps at times you have noticed your heart is racing while watching a movie or listening to a negative conversation. If this is your experience, you can be certain that you may actually be in a state of panic or fear. By regularly listening to the news or watching action-flicks may actually ... Views: 314
Is it necessary or even desirable to totally eliminate memories in order to help eliminate stress? I don't believe it is necessary to eliminate the actual memory that is causing a negative response...but rather, one can eliminate the negative response and still maintain the memory. I have found ... Views: 557
Is there something you are afraid of?
Is there something you are afraid to face?
Dale Spencer had to face his fears, in order to recreate his life. Dale was leading the life of an average college student when at the age of 20 an unforeseen injury changed his life forever. Left paralyzed, ... Views: 272
What happens when you are gripped in fear and anxiety with no idea how to get out? It can be easy to feel trapped in those heavy feelings for days, weeks and for some people even decades... But it doesn't have to be this way!
If you find yourself in a situation where you feel gripped by fear ... Views: 443
Have you spent most of your life feeling unworthy or somehow inferior? How many times have you held yourself back or prevented yourself from doing something you really wanted to do because you were convinced you weren’t “good enough?” This insidious belief is the silent saboteur that prevents us ... Views: 285
All of us date for different reasons. Sometimes theses reasons are unknown to our conscious mind. With application of thought and reflection, we can find out what we want from our dating partner and once we know what we want we can begin breaking down the walls of shyness.
Reasons come ... Views: 308
Making your own personal relaxation audio can be effective in helping you practice and master many of the relaxation techniques and methods you've learned so far. This particular script includes relaxed breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, imagery, and suggestion.
Preparing Your ... Views: 343
There are three obsessive behaviors that you are likely to be engaging in that is impeding your healing process and stopping you from enjoying a stress-free life. Recognizing these barriers can be a great first step toward getting rid of the problems that go with being too stressed.
The first ... Views: 354
At the end of your life, I want you to be able to look back and marvel at the way you handled your anxiety disorder. I don't want you to look back and think 'what if'? This path you are heading down may be unfamiliar and uncomfortable, but it is the path that you must take. Take it now, take ... Views: 320