MEDITATION MYTHS

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Most people have always associated meditation with cult practice. A meditation myth such as this will scare people to even consider knowing it better.

Meditation is a healthy spiritual practice and a good addition to your life. It allows you to connect with your inner self and can take you to a deeper state of relaxation. However, if you suggest meditation session with those who have no idea what it really is, you’d get their “no thanks” faster than they would have said it when asked to jump off the bridge. And here are some of their reasons:

Meditation Myth #1- Meditation is a religion.

Definitely not. While meditation is a spiritual discipline, it does not entirely belong to a specific religion, nor is it used to recruit you to join one. It can be likened to a prayer, or a form of worship but it doesn’t tell you who to pray or worship for. It is basically present in all the traditions of the different religions.

Meditation Myth #2 – Meditation is an escape from the real world.

Not at all. Meditation meets Reality head on. It does not make escape artists out of its practitioners, nor does it paint picture-perfect scenes to trick the mind from what is true and real. Meditation merely teaches us to face what is existent with a better awareness and focus.

Meditation Myth #3 – Meditation is strange and bizarre.

Not entirely true. Admittedly, there are a few meditation practices that promise to take one on another “level” of existence, or claim to make you possess some psychic abilities. Some of these meditation practices even insist that their followers have gained powers afterwards. But meditation in its simplest form is basically a very uncomplicated mind exercise. It doesn’t require one to be in a trance-like state to achieve its goal of a deep state of calmness.

Meditation Myth #4 – Meditation is egocentric.

False. Even if meditation necessitates one to spend time alone, it does not mean that we are closing our doors for other people. Meditation is going to teach us to be able to see beyond the darkness in our lives. If we have achieved this, then we can be of better help to others.

Meditation is said to help people overcome negative thoughts and feelings like stress and depression. However, you have to be totally sure that you have unwavering fervor and sincere intentions for the practice in order to gain its benefits.

At The Natural Way and New Light Temple Spiritual Learning Center, we look forward to supporting you on your journey to “Living Your Wholeness.”

Warmly,

Christy

Holistic Life Path Coach

937-837-4680

Christy@christyjohnson.info

www.dedicatedtochanginglives.com

To Schedule a free 15-min. Consultation, follow this link: I AM READY FOR CHANGE – During the 15 min. free consultation we will discuss your objectives and I will share with you a few things about how I work as a holistic life path coach and an Intuitive.

 

Americas Birthday! Celebrating & Embracing the New.

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4thHi Everyone, We are celebrating Americas birthday this month! So, let’s celebrate by Embracing the New!

We All love having new things come into our life. The question is,” Want Do You Really Want?”

For me, I want to create a world that works for every(one). I hear you, some of your are thinking, NOW that’s a TALL ORDER. On one hand it may seem that way, BUT on the other ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE IF YOU BELIEVE.

The next question is, “WHAT ARE YOU BELIEVING IN?” Look at your life, it is telling you precisely what you believe.

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This month at The Natural Way, New Light Temple and here at Dedicated to Changing Lives Blog, we are exploring just that.

Join us in celebrating…

Find out more about us by checking out our newsletter – Living Your Wholeness! Enjoy.

Are you thinkingIs there something you need to know, a problem you seek to solve or an issue wish to understand?

Most of us are asking some big questions right now! Both personally and globally.

I invite you for the next 30 days to consider finding something new to celebrate in your life every day.

Albert Einstein said, “There are two ways to live your life.  One is as if nothing is a miracle, the other is as if everything is.”

Not sure what’s holding you back? As a holistic life path coach, I can offer you an unbiased perspective and help you in Living Your Best Life. After all it is Your Highest Calling!

I look forward to supporting you on your journey of Self-Empowerment, Increased Prosperity and Wellness.

Warmly,

Christy

The Natural Way & New Light Temple – 7049 C Taylorsville Rd. Huber Heights Oh. 45424

WR916368To Schedule a free 15-min. Consultation, follow this link: I AM READY FOR CHANGEDuring the 15 min. free consultation we will discuss your objectives and I will share with you a few things about how I work as a holistic life path coach and an Intuitive.

 

Opening to Your Spiritual Power…

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Until we awake to the fact that we are One in nature with Spirit, we shall not find the “Way of Life”.  Ernest Holmes.

meditation.jpgYou are a spiritual being with a divine soul having a human experience. Yes, that’s right! It’s not the other way around. When the master teacher said, “I am the Light of the World,” he was not referring to his human personality but to the innate Principle in each and every one of us. 

In order for you to open up to Spirit, you must first determine if you are closed. Being closed to Spirit can show up in a variety of ways. You may be working at a job you hate or, at the very least, one that doesn’t bring you much joy or fulfillment. You may be in a relationship that you know in your heart isn’t working anymore, or you may have failing health and you believe that there is nothing you can do about it.

If you want to open up to Spirit you must be willing to ask some serious questions. Questions that will help you move out of your comfort zone. Such questions as, am I enjoying my life, am I following my heart’s desire, and am I living the life I thought I would be living? The answers to these questions may be uncomfortable but necessary.

All life is about relationships and choice. The relationship we have with ourselves and the world around us. Take a look at what you have surrounded yourself with…your home, your friends, your job and/or career even the clothes you wear. 

The journey begins by going within. It requires that you look honestly, openly and with courage at yourself, into the dynamics that lie behind what you feel, what you perceive, what you value, and how you act. It is up to you to decide what it is you want to experience in life.

We are awakening to our true nature as beings of Light.

I look forward to supporting you on your journey of Self-Empowerment, Increased Prosperity and Wellness.

Christy

Not sure what’s holding you back? As a holistic life path coach I can offer you unbiased perspective and help you to learn to live from the inside, out and from the top, down. To Schedule a free 15-min. Consultation, follow this link: I AM READY FOR CHANGE – During the 15 min. free consultation we will discuss your objectives and I will share with you a few things about how I work as a holistic life path coach and an Intuitive.

5 min to De-Stress

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Your 5 minutes daily program to De-Stress

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We all have this favorite expression when it comes to being stressed out, and I wouldn’t bother naming all of them since it may also vary in different languages. But when it comes down to it, I think that it is how we work or even relax, for that matter that triggers stress. Ever been stressed even when you’re well relaxed and bored? I know I have.

It is important to find ways to decrease and prevent stressful incidents and decrease negative reactions to stress. Here are some of the things that can be done by just remembering it, since life is basically a routine to follow like brushing your teeth or eating breakfast. You can do a few of them in a longer span of time, but as they say– every minute counts.

Managing time

Time management skills can allow you more time with your family and friends and possibly increase your performance and productivity. This will help reduce your stress.

To improve your time management:

· Save time by focusing and concentrating, delegating, and scheduling time for yourself.
· Keep a record of how you spend your time, including work, family, and leisure time.
· Prioritize your time by rating tasks by importance and urgency. Redirect your time to those activities that are important and meaningful to you.
· Manage your commitments by not over- or undercommitting. Don’t commit to what is not important to you.
· Deal with procrastination by using a day planner, breaking large projects into smaller ones, and setting short-term deadlines.
· Examine your beliefs to reduce conflict between what you believe and what your life is like.
Build healthy coping strategies

It is important that you identify your coping strategies. One way to do this is by recording the stressful event, your reaction, and how you cope in a stress journal. With this information, you can work to change unhealthy coping strategies into healthy ones-those that help you focus on the positive and what you can change or control in your life.

Lifestyle

Some behaviors and lifestyle choices affect your stress level. They may not cause stress directly, but they can interfere with the ways your body seeks relief from stress. Try to:

· Balance personal, work, and family needs and obligations.
· Have a sense of purpose in life.
· Get enough sleep, since your body recovers from the stresses of the day while you are sleeping.
· Eat a balanced diet for a nutritional defense against stress.
· Get moderate exercise throughout the week.
· Limit your consumption of alcohol.
· Don’t smoke.

Social support

Social support is a major factor in how we experience stress. Social support is the positive support you receive from family, friends, and the community. It is the knowledge that you are cared for, loved, esteemed, and valued. More and more research indicates a strong relationship between social support and better mental and physical health.

Changing thinking

When an event triggers negative thoughts, you may experience fear, insecurity, anxiety, depression, rage, guilt, and a sense of worthlessness or powerlessness. These emotions trigger the body’s stress, just as an actual threat does. Dealing with your negative thoughts and how you see things can help reduce stress.

· Thought-stopping helps you stop a negative thought to help eliminate stress.
· Disproving irrational thoughts helps you to avoid exaggerating the negative thought, anticipating the worst, and interpreting an event incorrectly.
· Problem solving helps you identify all aspects of a stressful event and find ways to deal with it.
· Changing your communication style helps you communicate in a way that makes your views known without making others feel put down, hostile, or intimidated. This reduces the stress that comes from poor communication. Use the assertiveness ladder to improve your communication style.

Even writers like me can get stressed even though we’re just using our hands to do the talking, but having to sit for 7 or 8 hours is already stressful enough and have our own way to relieve stress. Whether you’re the mail guy, the CEO, or probably the average working parent, stress is one unwanted visitor you would love to boot out of your homes, especially your life.

Can the Law of Attraction Help You Achieve Your Goals?

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“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions” – Albert Einstein

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What if making $5,000 a week was as certain to you as the fact that you will eat dinner tonight? What if you knew that it was only a matter of time before you achieved your goals and that it’s only a matter of taking care of the details?

You don’t have to even think of dinner as a goal – it’s just taken for granted that you will eat. Well, that’s how it is with the Law of Attraction and your personal and financial goals…

FACT: You have at your disposal the ultimate business model in network marketing. Where else can an average man or woman have access to professional tools and top-of -the-line products or services to start their own home-based business, all for a very small investment?

When you take this business model and add the certainty of attaining your goals by applying the Law of Attraction… you will have the business and income that you dream of!

First you need to know how to set goals using the Law of Attraction. When W. Clement Stone said, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” he hit the nail on the head.

There are three elements to attracting your goals:

1. Asking for the things you desire
2. Believing that these are yours to have
3. And then releasing your goal to the power of the Universe

But before you start, you need to know in definite terms what it is you want. You could ask for more money, but that’s too vague. What is “more money?” I could hand you 1 lonely penny and send you on your way. That’s more money!

You need to ask for a definite amount. For example, an extra $3,200 because that’s the exact amount you need to pay off a bill or make a down payment on a car.

Actually write out a check for the very amount you have in mind. Or do as others have done and actually make a copy of a dollar bill and write the denomination you want it to be and keep it in a prominent place – maybe even your wallet or on the bathroom mirror!

1. Now you can ask for it. Ask for the $1,000,000 or the new Lexus (you name the specific brand and color) or the bigger house you desire. Get photos. Vividly imagine. Close your eyes and live it.

While you’re asking, remember to be thankful for it. John Demartini, from the movie The Secret, said, “Whatever we think about and thank about, we bring about.” Somehow when we attach thankfulness or gratitude to whatever we do, it cements how real it is to our minds and how sincerely we request it.

Not only that, but being grateful for what we have right now as well as for the things we’re requesting acts to energize the request. It empowers you to be positive when you act in a grateful, receptive way.

2. Believe. Believe that everything you desire is inevitable. Believe that what you asked for has already begun coming true and that time is the only thing that currently stands in your way. Believe that the best is yet to come…

Positive thought = Belief
Negative thought = Lack

It is essential for this step that you learn to visualize your goals vividly. See yourself walking across the stage shaking hands with the founder of your company. See the airplane tickets coming in your mailbox. Touch the first check that reads $5,125.54, made out in your name.

Can you see that new car you just bought from your home business profits? A huge part of believing is seeing it in your mind. Then this powerful, positive energy acts to make your goal come true.

3. The final step in your goal setting is to release your visualized goals to the power that can make it all happen.

By “letting go,” you are allowing the Universe to materialize the thing you have positively imagined. It releases you from the stress and pressure to force it to happen.

It is just like growing a tree. You plant the seed, you give it water, and you let it grow. It then takes on a life of its own, no longer needing your focus and attention. Then the roots take hold, and it becomes unstoppable. You become unstoppable.

With the innocence of a child, get clear on what you want, believe it will be true, and leave your request with the Universe. Be grateful in advance, and then watch it all happen…

The Law of Attraction is extremely powerful, and is used every single day by millions of people to achieve their goals. Don’t miss the opportunity to improve your life and finances. Take action today.

Join Us Every Other Wed. LOA in Action Meet Up… Starting Jan. 8th click here for more info.