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As we move into this Holiday Season, I invite you to take a moment and reflect on everything you are truly thankful for in life. Too often days are spent with unconscious complaining about the smallest things; no place to park, being stuck in traffic or waiting too long in the check-out line at the grocery store. But when you think about it, these are the complaints of a very prosperous nation. Are these really problems? I don’t believe so. Annoyances at most, but not real problems.

I was blessed to spend Thanksgiving day with a friend who hosted a dinner for a group of men recently paroled from prison. For several, this was their first ‘free’ Thanksgiving in more than 21 years. These individuals became certified alcohol drug counselors while incarcerated who are now counselors at a recovery treatment program in the Bay Area. As we went around the table saying what we were thankful for, I was humbled by their positive attitude and true gratitude for life. It confirmed for me, once more, that I really have no problems in my life. Challenges, yes. Annoyances, of course. But problems? Not at all! What about you?

When you give thanks for all the positive things in your life, you are energizing your life with positive energy. I remember saying this on a live, call-in radio show I used to host many years ago. A man called-in saying he liked what I said but he really had nothing positive to focus on. He lost his family in a divorce, he lost his job in the dot-com-bomb and was living in his car, homeless.

I simply pointed out the obvious things: He had ears with which to listen to the radio show, he had a mouth to speak his opinion, his body was healthy and he had a car to sleep in, not to mention whatever phone he was using to call the show. Start where you are, I told him and the ripples would begin to expand. He actually started to laugh. He had a change in perspective.

In order to live the abundant lifestyle it’s important to bless and accept exactly where you are in the moment, not where you want to be. Once you allow yourself to be happy where you’re at, you’ll recognize you don’t have to stay there and changes will begin to take place.

Each day, give thanks for a minimum of five things in your life. I’d prefer you count off ten or twenty things each day, but we’ll start with small steps. Do this daily and your energy will increase, you’ll start thinking happier thoughts and you’ll start feeling better. Remember, where you put your attention, energy follows. Put your attention on the good and more good will be added to you.

Now here’s a tease for my next post as we move into the exercises for manifesting your goals and dreams: Take time each day to give thanks for the things you want that haven’t manifested in your life yet. Give thanks as if you already have them!

Till next time, peace and blessings to all who wander by to read this post!


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I work with many people using manifestation principles such as the Law of Attraction. Through the years I’ve noticed that most everyone begins their journey of creating change by wanting to be ‘someplace else.’ “When I lose 25 pounds I’ll be happy. When I get more money I’ll finally feel secure. If I only had a relationship I would be able to like myself.”

This may sound good in theory, but the results that keep re-appearing in their lives is exactly what they don’t want to keep experiencing. They never lose the weight, get more money or have a lasting relationship. Why? Because they keep focusing on what they don’t want to happen! Remember, the Law of Attraction is always at play. We keep attracting into our consciousness and into our lives everything we’ve been thinking about. When I get more money equates to I have no money. If I had a relationship keeps the thoughts directed on I have no relationship and therefore don’t love or approve of myself. The key is to learn how to switch the thought tracks of our thinking AND to accept and be at peace with where we are in each moment. That’s the key!

If you want to lose weight, begin to accept the number on the scale today. Yes, change your eating habits and move your body more, but you still must accept where you are in this moment. If you want more money in your life and, let’s be honest, who doesn’t, accept the number you see in your bank account right now. You want a loving relationship? Accept being by yourself right now and start treating yourself better. Why? Because once you accept where you are – you can then create change. You realize you no longer have to stay stuck at that vibration.

Okay, so let’s say you’ve done all that, now what? You begin manifesting what you want in your life at the level you believe you can accept. It sounds great to say “I want a million dollars”, but maybe your subconscious mind can only accept one thousand dollars. It will immediately reject the idea of one million. Or twenty-five pounds sounds impossible at the subconscious level, but five pounds is completely plausible. Your subconscious mind may only be as large as a thimble and you want to pour a gallon of new awareness into it. It won’t work. You need to start where you are, right now.

Oh crud, Debi. Does that mean I’ll never be able to manifest anything larger than a thimble? Not at all. Once you begin taking your steps towards greater abundance by allowing yourself to be okay in the now, your subconscious mind will begin to expand to allow more awareness to flow in. It’s actually a fun process and very empowering! And of course, if you choose to use hypnosis to go into your subconscious mind and release the old thoughts and beliefs of lack and limitation your journey of creating positive change and living a healthy, abundant lifestyle will be even quicker!

Have fun!

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Imagine what it would be like if . . . you could do anything you wanted to do, you couldEnglish: A skeleton key. Español: Llave antigu...achieve anything you wanted to achieve, you could travel to any destination you desired. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Now imagine you could do all those things with two simple words: permission granted!

That’s right. Permission granted.

I want to attract more money into my life by my business being more successful. Permission granted!

I want to have a healthy, loving, intimate relationship. Permission granted!

I want to eat better foods and exercise and lose weight. Permission granted!

I know what you’re thinking; “It can’t be that easy. I said ‘permission granted’ and nothing happened.” Let me tell you why.

Growing up, we had to ask permission to do just about anything. Staying up late to watch TV, going outside to play, even asking permission from our teacher to get a hall-pass to use the bathroom. Our life centered around asking someone else to grant us permission to do what we wanted. Our subconscious mind was being conditioned to look outside ourselves to an authority figure to tell us what we could or could not do. We never learned to be our own authority figure.

Did you buy into the belief that says you have to work hard for financial success? Money doesn’t grow on trees, you’ll never have a relationship and be happy? These are all the blocks in your subconscious mind making it difficult to create the lifestyle you so rightly deserve.

Hypnosis is the fastest, most effective way to go into the subconscious mind and release those blocks. In hypnosis, you can make friends with your subconscious mind and become your own authority figure. Hypnosis activates the key to unlock your subconscious mind to accept new positive thoughts.

You can actually have the direct experience of creating positive change, whatever that change may be. Anything that says you can’t, it won’t happen, it’s impossible is simply an illusion. A statement from A Course In Miracles says, ‘if it’s real it can’t be threatened, if it’s unreal it doesn’t exist’. Clean out those unreal beliefs! You can do it. Permission granted!


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I was working with a client with my Abundant Living Program™. On our first day together I asked her what she wanted. “World peace” she replied. “OK”, I said, “but I don’t think you’ll get that in the time we have together, can you think of something else?” She thought for a bit then said “I’m always praying to keep my children and grandchildren safe and healthy.” “Well, that’s nice too and I’m sure your kids appreciate your prayers, but what is that YOU want for yourself?” She was stumped. And then she started to cry. Then she told me that she’s never been able to ask for anything personal and when she prays, it’s always for other people.

I asked her what she felt emotionally when she thought of praying for herself. Guilty.

I asked her what she felt emotionally when she wanted to manifest something for herself. Guilty and unworthy. Her truth – she’s never believed it was okay to want something just for her. And that’s why she was working with me, to break the cycle of lack and limitation so she could manifest abundance in her life.

Wanting something and believing you can have something are two different things. I discovered this when I first started my journey with manifestation and the Mind Sciences. I was in a class learning how to ‘mock-up’ or manifest things in life. The techniques and concepts were simple and made perfect sense to me. I was excited that soon I’d have all the things I wanted to help make my life more comfortable. I started with easy things like a free cup of coffee. Lo and behold, a few days after practicing the exercise, I was invited out for a cup of coffee. I knew I was on to something now!

At the time my only mode of transportation was a ten-speed bike. The rainy season was drawing near so I sat down one day and mocked-up a new car. I was seeing the car, imagining I was driving the car, looking forward to receiving my new car. I just wasn’t paying attention to the small voice inside of me saying ‘no way’ or the feeling of doubt I had about this car. What could go wrong? I was applying the information exactly as I had been taught.

The next time class met everyone was sharing their experiences. A student was all excited because she had been given a new car. A car much nicer than the one she already had. A car that was very similar to the car I had mocked-up for myself. I didn’t get a car, but she did. I think I actually cried a little and blurted out ‘you got my car and you don’t even need one!’ Our teacher used my experience as the object lesson for class that night.

I discovered my subconscious mind was acting on a deep rooted belief system of lack, limitation and no permission to increase or bring new things into my life. Not only did I feel guilty if I asked for something for myself, I didn’t believe I could have things that easily. I had to work hard for whatever I received.

This was a two-fold imprint in my subconscious mind. One aspect was the thoughts and feelings I was carrying deep within me that stemmed from my childhood and the conversations I heard my parents talking/fighting about over money. Money doesn’t grow on trees, only certain people get ahead in life…. you get the idea.

The other aspect was based in religion. It wasn’t spiritual to want things. Don’t be greedy. Don’t be selfish. Always think of the other person first. To be spiritual meant you shouldn’t have money or nice things. Has anyone reading this post ever experienced something similar?

What about you? Do you have a difficult time creating a picture for what you want? Do you feel guilty if you ask for something or pray for yourself? Do you say you want certain things but deep down don’t believe you can have them? This can be anything; health, finances, relationships, or a successful business.

I’ll be creating a series of posts that address these issues. The Autumn season is the perfect time of year to release blocks and old patterns of belief in lack, limitation and ‘non-havingness’. I’ll include simple exercises you can do to help clear out your subconscious mind so you can manifest more abundant living.

You can start now. Write down a list of things you want to bring into your life. What is it that you want? And how do you feel about wanting?


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All healing is awakening and remembering who we are – spirit. We are not just the physical body, but spirit; the living consciousness that gives the body its life and animation. Why don’t we already know this? Why do we have to be reminded? We are born into a state of forgetfulness. We are asleep to our spiritual identity.

Let me give you an example to better explain this concept. When an actor goes to Hollywood to be in a movie, they are given a script about the character they will portray. The character has a certain type of personality and the movie has a storyboard about the character’s life. When an actor really gets involved in their role and believes they are that person for the duration of the filming, they usually win the Oscar. We all believed they were the character as well; we temporarily forgot we were watching an actor playing a part.

When you were born you were given a role to play. The character’s name was whatever mom and dad named you. The storyboard you were given about this character is the life you grew up in: Your name is John. You are Catholic. You will grow up to be a doctor, marry and have three kids, etc. See the correlation? All the information about your life “storyboard” went into your subconscious mind, the storehouse of memory of all the things you’ve ever done in your life.

This became the foundation of who and what you believe you are. When you became an adult and attempted to create a change or do something that went against the information, is when you experienced effort, guilt, failure etc. These issues of guilt, effort or failure can also manifest as a physical problem in your body.

Maybe you’re overweight, or have chronic pain or suffer from insomnia, to give just a few examples. All healing is awakening to who you are, and when you tap into your true power within is when you can effectively create positive, permanent change in your life. This is where utilizing hypnosis to experience the connection of your body, mind and spirit comes into play.

Through hypnosis you are able to alter your consciousness and can then change your perspective to create a positive change in your life. When properly guided with a facilitator, you can rise above the belief that says you’re just a body, and get in touch with who you are as spirit. This is when you can really learn how to use your mind to keep yourself well. You realize you have power to choose the type of thinking you want to entertain which brings forth health and well being, financially, mentally, spiritually and physically. It’s putting the Law of Attraction into your life in a positive, conscious modality. When you are aligned in body, mind and spirit you become empowered to be the architecture of your life dreams.


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  Meditation and hypnosis are often seen as one and the same. The truth is, they are not. Let me explain why.
Meditation is an emptying out process. It’s a time to quiet the mind and still the thoughts that run through your head all day long. To properly meditate, you need to stop thinking. However, this isn’t as easy as that may sound.

When I first started meditating, my mind was going something like this: “Okay, I’m going to sit here for thirty minutes and not think. Okay, now I’m thinking about how I’m not suppose to be thinking. Right, now I’m thinking about what to eat for dinner and that cute little dress I saw in the store window the other day.”

Sound familiar? Once we’re caught up in the thought stream of the world, it’s hard to unhook. The thought stream is from the analytical part of our mind, the conscious mind. We can stay caught-up in thoughts for a very long time. Often, those thoughts are not even our own!
Why meditate? Science has proven that meditation helps lower blood pressure, release stress and gives you an overall feeling of peace and well-being. Even with the high stress and tension people experience in their fast paced daily lives, meditation helps to slow things down and puts life in a different perspective. The problems are still there, but now there is a different way to handle the situations.

Spiritually, we meditate to re-connect ourselves to our Source. Whatever name label you have for “God”, meditation is a time of quiet inner-reflection, to become united with the God of your heart. Prayer is when you talk to God, meditation is when you get quiet and allow God to talk to you. It’s difficult to hear with all that babble going on!

If meditation is an emptying out process, what are we releasing? The thoughts that have you believing there is something wrong with you. The thinking you entertain that says you are not already connected with God, or that you have to be good and perfect to be accepted by your Creator. In short – the hypnotic state you’ve been in that has you believing you are not okay, just the way you are.

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind we go into everyday. Getting caught up in a good book or movie, studying for an exam and losing track of time are simple examples of being in hypnosis. To go into hypnosis and enter into the subconscious mind, you must by-pass the critical factor of the conscious mind – the thought stream!

This can be done quickly, easily and effectively. One does not need to be relaxed to go into trance, relaxation is a by-product of having been in hypnosis. Why? Because you have relaxed the body and mind together, which allows the nervous system to flush out all the pent-up stress and tensions. This is why one hour of hypnosis is equal to eight hours of sleep; the mind is guided into slowing down the brainwaves, simply by following the instructions given by the facilitator. When the mind relaxes, it is able to let go.

Why isn’t hypnosis the same as meditation? When you are being guided through a creative visualization session by someone, it may be called meditation, but you are establishing selective thinking based upon what the person is saying. Spiritually, we are in hypnosis all the time. People are “asleep” to who they are as a spirit, living in a body. They are in a trance state of believing to be the body/personality, with all the issues and problems causing the stress and tensions.

Hypnosis is a wonderful, powerful tool to locate the reasons as to why you are stuck believing certain things, such as those mentioned above. Once you find the source of the problem, you can let it go! Once you let it go, your mind has been emptied out from that quality of thinking.

This is why hypnosis is a great way to enhance meditation. You can use the scientific approach of hypnosis to enter into your subconscious mind. Once in trance, you can release the old thinking patterns. Once you’ve done that and your mind is clear, you can move into a quiet state of meditation. You’ve reconnected with yourself as spirit. I see this in people all the time; they’ve been guided through a trance/hypnosis session and when it’s over, they are incredibly quiet – no thoughts, just peace and quiet.

That’s the meditative state. The door to get there? Hypnosis. It’s the fastest way to hop out of the thought stream. But hypnosis will not take you through that door. Hypnosis will show you why things are the way they are, and how things can be if you choose to alter your thinking. Once you’ve done that, now meditate. This is the only way to awaken to your higher good, and all healing is awakening to who we are, isn’t it? Yes it is!

Love & Blessings to all who wander by to read this


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I remember being told as a child to count my blessings, but the suggestion always had a negative attachment to it; “There are starving people in Africa, you’d better count your blessings you have food to eat every day…you better count your blessings I didn’t ground you for a week after what you just did.” This one always got me; “Your father will be home from work soon and you’d better count your blessings that he’ll be in a good mood.” So for me, counting my blessings was nothing more than pleading to God that some horrific catastrophe wouldn’t strike our lives! This is NOT what this blog post is about.

There is indeed a very positive and very powerful phenomenon that happens when you start to count your blessings; you begin to feel better about yourself and your life – really! To bless means to energize. When you count your blessings you are focusing your mind on all the positive aspects you have in the moment and energizing them, rather than energize all the negative stuff going wrong. Whatever type of thought you think releases a specific physiological response throughout your body.

People who suffer from depression are known to lack a “normal” amount of serotonin in their brain. This is the “feel good” chemical naturally produced in the body. When you think positive thoughts, which is what you are doing when you are putting your attention on all the good things you have going for you, your brain is releasing the corresponding chemical resulting in the overall feeling of peace and well being.

Go ahead and try this right now. Think about something that makes you mad or unhappy and frown while doing so. Notice what you feel. Now think about something that makes you happy and smile at the same time. Notice the difference?

But Debi, I just don’t have anything in my life to bless. Oh really? You’re reading this article right now. Bless your healthy eyes! Bless your ability to know how to read! Start by blessing your physical body and work your way out from there. Do you have a roof over your head? Food to eat? Maybe it’s not the home of your dreams right now, but it’s a start.

I also know it’s easy to say think positive thoughts when the pattern has been to allow the negative self-talk to take dominion over our minds. And, faced with monthly bills, health issues or a broken relationship it can be difficult to consistently find something for which you are thankful. This is where utilizing hypnosis plays a powerful role in creating a healthy new mind-set filled with positive thoughts every day!

All habits, including the habit of negative or positive thinking, is created in the subconscious mind. Think of an old fashioned record where the needle goes around and around in a groove. This is like the pattern of thoughts we entertain. If you have a long running habit of negative self-talk, then attempt to think one positive thought, the needle will bounce right back into the groove which has been energized over and over again. However, you can go into your subconscious mind and from that state, think positive thoughts, and they will be accepted! You will soon create a new habit of healthy thinking.

Still have doubt? This is an exercise I love to do with my clients. Your subconscious mind has all the memory of every experience you’ve ever had, good or bad. Within these experience memories are the emotional feelings attached to the situation. When my client is in trance I have their subconscious mind bring them back to a happy day in their childhood. It is as if they are right there, re-experiencing the day all over again. The feeling of childlike, carefree happiness is very strong. Now we can take that feeling and bring it into the present moment, while they are focusing on the positive aspects of their life. The results are powerful; they are focusing on the present, while feeling a real emotion of happiness. They have created a new imprint which helps them become successful in counting their blessing and thinking positive, prosperous thoughts every day.

Begin right now. Take a moment and start counting your blessings for everything positive in your life. Do this every day and in a very short amount of time, you will notice a vast difference in how you feel about yourself and the world around you. The right use of your mind is the key to healthy, happy, prosperous, successful living.

Love & Blessings to all who wander by to read this!


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