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The celebration of Easter represents the rising in consciousness from believing you are a body, to the rebirth of awakening to who you are as a divine, perfect, spiritual being. The cross symbolizes crossing over from your personality to awakening to your spiritual identity. The cross is the union of positive and negative, harmony and wisdom, life and death.

Easter is a universal festival. The ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Norsemen and Scandinavians worshipped the Egg, thus, the symbol of the egg is a universal symbol. It represents life and fertility. The word Easter closely resembles names of different Pagan goddesses—Ishtar, Ostara, and the Greek Astarte. All the ancient stories centered upon birth, death and rebirth. Then for the world of Christians, what sets Jesus apart from other stories and traditions? This is the Mystery of Easter. This is the Passion of the Cross. This sets apart the believers from the non-believers.

Many times my pastor would say “God decided to walk on earth so put Himself in a body called Jesus.” Jesus came and fulfilled the ancient prophecies. Jesus was the living symbol of all the ancient traditions, beliefs and rituals. He brought the ancient celebrations into the body and lived them, explaining the living significance and how we are all connected to the same vibration and Universal Consciousness. He was the flesh and blood of God. And to this day, intellectuals, philosophers and scientists are still arguing and trying to figure out if He really did resurrect His physical body after the crucifixion.

The late Dr. Gene Scott wrote a series of articles titled, Jesus Christ: Super-Nut or Super-Natural. In these articles he explains that after the resurrection of Jesus, His appearance to Peter and then 500 followers, the apostles went forth into the world to proclaim the teachings of Christ and how He rose from the dead. All the disciples died terrible deaths because of their beliefs, yet never once swayed from their story. Dr. Scott writes: The disciples were either lying and knew it, or they were honest and truthful men reporting facts as they experienced them. Thus the fundamental issue of the resurrection boils down to the veracity of the reporters. If the disciples were dishonest men fabricating a story, however clever that may be, they deserve no respect. The other alternative is that these were HONEST MEN who reported on the most astounding fact of history. When this inevitable dichotomy closed in upon me in my experience, I had to settle the question myself…. and after three and a half years of hard study…. I was convinced I was confronting honest men giving honest reports of the astonishing happening of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Let this Easter be your day of rebirth and regeneration. Renew your life. Set new goals. Allow yourself to go within to your personal soul sanctuary where you can connect with the God of your Heart and say hello to your personal relationship with the Father of Lights.

Whatever your personal belief and experiences may be, I wish you joy, blessings and abundance for this beautiful time of year.

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Happy-New-Year-Banner-3You have the power and the ability to make this year your best one yet. That’s right, and wishing and hoping has nothing to do with it!

It’s not about New Years Resolutions. It’s not about what you wish and hope will happen. It’s about making a decision and keeping your mind focused on the positive aspect once that decision has been made! What kind of decision you ask? How about deciding to stay more positive in the face of adversity? How about dedicating a few minutes every day for quiet, inner reflection? How about deciding to cancel out the negative chatter before you think those thoughts too long? Decide to do these steps and you will have created your best year yet. The rest of what you want to manifest will easily follow. And that’s what I want to talk about now!

Goals! Are goals important? Yes, goals are important because you need to have a specific picture to focus on when thinking about what you want. Remember, the Universe is a bountiful, gracious, 360º Giver. But it needs a form in which to pour itself into. Imagine a pitcher full of clear refreshing water. You are very thirsty. Won’t that water taste great? The Universe wants to give you this water. But if you don’t have a glass, where will the water go? The same is true with goals. You need to have a clear picture with what you want. “I want to be happy” isn’t a clear picture, there’s no place to pour that water. “I will walk for twenty minutes every morning and I will be happy” is a picture.

STOP!!!! Don’t go any further in this post until you’ve answered this next section.

First question. What is a goal you really want to bring into your life? Be daring, right here, right now, and declare what it is you want to do for yourself. Don’t say a goal you think you should want or what you think other people want you to want (because that isn’t confusing!) I’m asking you to declare a goal for you!

For example, one of my big goals for 2016 is to actually start writing the book that has been brewing inside of me for so long. This may not seem like a big deal, but this is the first year I’ve actually declared that as MY goal! So what is it for you? Write it down on an index card.

Next question. Why did you choose that goal? Again, this is honesty and specificity for you. This is the soul purpose or the heart of your goal.

As a hypnotist, I help people quit smoking all the time. When I ask them why they want to be a non-smoker they’ll usually say ‘because it’s bad for me’. That may be a true reason but it’s not a very happy reason to quit smoking. After some thought I’ll hear things like: I want to quit so I can save money. I want to quit so I can watch my grandchildren get married. See the difference? So what is your why for that goal? Write it down on an index card.

Last question: How are you going to accomplish this? Every goal to be reached should have at least five objectives, or action steps. Take a moment and write down five action steps you can do to help you reach your goal. These action steps are the ‘how to’ for your goal.

Keep these index cards with you. You might want to keep a set in your purse or wallet so you can read them during the day and another set by your bed at night. Read the cards right before drifting off to sleep and then again before getting out of bed in the morning. This is the first step in imprinting your subconscious mind with what you want to attract into your life.

The next step is to take some time, each day, to imagine yourself already doing, being, having your goal. Really get into it. Imagine yourself using all your senses, as if you’ve already accomplished the goal. How does it feel? Then, let it go!

You’ve just sent your order to the Universe. You’ve wrapped that order with images and feelings (positive emotions). Now the Universe has a form to pour its life-giving energy into. Take time each day to energize this goal and sooner than you think you’ll be amazed to realize you’ve attained it.

Law of Assumption: Here’s the missing ingredient to the Law of Attraction. Once you’ve taken the time to do the mental work of picturing and feeling what you want, get up and ACT as if you already have it! Don’t allow the thoughts of doubt to creep in. (If you have not yet read and worked with my previous posts on how to let go of the old patterns, I encourage you to do so!) Keep your mind focused on the decision that you made, then trust that the Universal Giver will honor those thoughts when the timing is best.

May 2016 be your best year yet – make it so!

Love and Blessings to all who wander by to read this post.

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I meditate just about every day. I have been since 1978. I also teach others how to quiet their mind and sit still. Science is finding proof and validating the benefits of meditation: it relieves stress, lowers blood pressure, promotes better sleep, encourages a sense of overall well-being, to name a few. But there comes a time when we still need to get up out of the chair or off the floor and deal with life. This is when the benefits of meditation are put into practical, daily use. The key is to bring the calmness of mind and emotions with you, wherever you go.Meditation-leaf

But what happens if we get too comfortable in our stillness? Can stillness actually turn into stagnation? I believe it can. Let me explain myself.

I am a small business owner. My business is called Healed Heart Hypnosis. Using hypnosis and other metaphysical, mind-science techniques I help people end unwanted habits and patterns of behavior, release past time emotional trauma and create an action plan to achieve their goals and dreams. As a small business owner it’s up to me to find the clients who need my help. I use the same manifestation techniques to help energize my practice that I teach my students and clients. I believe in the concept; where you put your attention, energy follows.

This means, through-out the day I am always thinking about my hypnosis practice. I am visualizing working with clients and having students in my classes. I am picturing and feeling my phone ringing or receiving emails or PayPal notices that my recordings have been purchased. I’m visualizing all this from a mind-set of gratitude as if everything has already happened, not with an attitude of ‘oh please let this work.’ See the difference? I practice these exercises while washing the dishes, cleaning the house, even when riding on the back of my husbands motorcycle. And I usually will always be contacted within the day by a potential new client or student.

With that said, I STILL need to implement physical activity. I work on my web site, send out mailers, write a blog, add content to my Google+ pages and other social network avenues – all the while, visualizing people contacting me. I know how easy it is to fall into the comfort zone of being self-employed, I see it all the time. And this is where I see stillness turning into stagnation. Lots of people get stuck in the meditating, metaphysical mind-set that the Universe will provide if ‘I just stay quiet and visualize all day.’. Yes, the Universe will provide, but there’s another saying; God helps those who help themselves.

You’ve got to be enthused to energize your business daily. Do something to keep the energy of your business in present time.

When was the last time you made a change on your web pages? When people go to your site and see the same thing over and over, or the date hasn’t been updated in six months to a year, they’re going to think you’re not in business anymore. Do something!

When was the last time you created a ‘Monthly Special’ or ‘Call to Action’? Do something!

This can also be applied to your business called LIFE! Are you stuck in a rut? Have you carved a groove into the zone of comfort and can’t seem to find a way out? Here’s a quick little exercise you can do.

Create three main goals for yourself. This can be three main goals for your business. Three main goals for finances. Three main goals for your lifestyle. Three main goals for your relationship space. You get the idea.

Ask yourself, how will my life be different once I achieve these goals? What will I be doing?

Now, what are the blocks you find yourself thinking about? I need an action plan. I don’t know where to find clients. I have to lose weight. I don’t have the money to do what I want to attract money. (That’s always a fun twist!)

These issues, blocks, beliefs are keeping you in that comfort zone of stagnation! It’s easier to stay where you are and dream than to get up and do something about it. I know, I’ve been there! So my challenge to you, is to – do something! Every day, do something to bring your business, your practice, your life onto a new level of existence. Don’t worry about the steps it will take to get there, just start.

If you are stuck and need guidance, I am happy to help you! If you’re not in the Bay Area I offer sessions via Skype, Facetime and phone. Hypnosis is the easiest way to access your subconscious mind to release those old patterns and habits so you can create new, healthy changes! Release the fear! Release the stagnation! When you do, your times of stillness will be that much more meaningful.

And no worries if you don’t want to work with me, I encourage you to seek out a hypnotist in your area. I believe the Universe brings everyone together who are meant to work with each other!

My Web Site

Blessings to all who wander by to read this. I’ll return to my stillness now!

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Me on rock

New Hampshire

It’s hard to believe four years have passed since the Universe offered me such a great opportunity for growth and change. And I’m not so sure the word ‘offer’ is quite accurate because at the time it felt like I had been punched in the stomach. I’ve never really spoken about what happened but so many people have asked me about this, I decided to share my story. Don’t worry, I’ll do my best to keep this short. Ish.

Since 1982 I had been involved with a non-profit organization whose original mission was to help individuals get in touch with the God of their Heart and establish a personal relationship with Divine Source. I was ordained as a minister in 1983, was appointed Assistant Pastor of the church in 1984 and held the office of Bishop from 1994 until my departure in 2011. Within the organization was a school for metaphysical studies and also a school for hypnosis training and certification, both of which I was a director and principle instructor.

Many internal changes took place through the years and eventually it became a sick and toxic place – only I didn’t quite see it at the time. Yes, I saw things shifting and moving away from the original intention of the organization but I also continued to believe, very deeply, in the original picture and mission of the church. So I kept smiling and doing my best to keep things flowing by being a good steward and shepherd of the flock. Then in June 2011 I was called to an impromptu Board meeting. There were three board members at the time, myself and two other women. The other two had decided (without a vote I might add) that they thought it would be best for the organization if I no longer received a monthly stipend for my services; that because there had been a decline in students it would financially help the organization if I worked for free. But, I could keep 20% of all the hypnosis work I did.

I think this is when I had my first real out of body experience. I could see them talking and smiling but I was floating far above them, as if in a tunnel. Their voices were muddled. I wasn’t comprehending the logic of what I had heard. No stipend. No income. How was I going to pay my rent? How were my husband and I going to make ends meet on one income? I came back into my body hearing these words, ‘Debi, we can’t lower our stipends because we have bills to pay, you understand!’ Oh yes, I did understand. I understood how, even though these two women did not pay rent or utilities or gas for their free cars, that they were both stuck in survival, lack and limitation. I understood that even though they taught the techniques and concepts and stood behind the pulpit in service they did not, in that moment, have the faith they professed to maintain. I also understood I was leaving.

I took a week to meditate on my next step to make sure I wasn’t having a knee jerk reaction before sending in my letter of resignation. I was devastated. I was hurt. I was really pissed off. And I was so scared. I always thought I’d be at that place for the rest of my life, helping people, teaching and healing. All my sense of personal value was stripped. I felt like I had nothing to offer. If the people I had known, worked with and loved for twenty-nine years didn’t see me as anyone with value or purpose how could I help anyone else? One thing became very clear to me. All my years in training of applying the techniques and concepts had brought me to this point in time. The teaching was about to begin.

Hypnosis: Every day I went into hypnosis to release the emotional pain I was experiencing. Situations from my childhood were also bubbling to the surface because the emotions were similar. It was amazing to see how much crap I was still holding on to from years before. After the intensity began to subside I used hypnosis to create my new image of who I wanted to become.

Prayer: I prayed. Constantly. Sometimes my prayers were more of a plea, often I found myself begging for some divine intervention of understanding. But mainly I prayed to have the anger removed from my space and to allow forgiveness to flow for the situation and everyone involved. This didn’t happen overnight, but the bubble finally popped and I was set free.

Hiking: My husband and I started walking and hiking. Every day. Nature became our sanctuary. It’s difficult to hold on to hurt feelings under a canopy of redwood trees. And breathing in fresh ocean air can cleanse your mind and rejuvenate your soul faster than any written script or sermon. So the outdoors became our pulpit for the new beginnings in which we had embarked upon. And we continue to walk or hike every day!

Within one month of resigning I started a new business and created a new web site. Today I am humbled by our ever abundant, gracious Father and Universe for sending people to me for whom I can offer help and solace. I’ve worked with more people these last four years on my own than I ever was able to attract at the other organization. The Lord does work in mysterious way. I regret nothing from the past and am so grateful for this journey and look forward to all the adventures yet to come. And that’s my story. Or at least a good chunk of it.

If you are going through trials and tribulations, hang in there! There’s a greater reason and purpose that may not be revealed yet, but in time will be made known. If you need guidance with life transitions I can help.

The link to my web site is here: Healed Heart Hypnosis

Some of the sights during our walks:

Bear

Yellowstone Park

Donner Lake

Donner Lake CA

Glacier Park

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

Redwood Path

Redwood Regional Park, Oakland CA

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Easter eggs

The celebration of Easter represents the rising in consciousness from believing you are a body, to the rebirth of awakening to who you are as a divine, perfect, spiritual being. The cross symbolizes crossing over from your personality to awakening to your spiritual identity. The cross is the union of positive and negative, harmony and wisdom, life and death.

Easter is a universal festival. The ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Norsemen and Scandinavians worshipped the Egg, thus, the symbol of the egg is a universal symbol. It represents life and fertility. The word Easter closely resembles names of different Pagan goddesses—Ishtar, Ostara, and the Greek Astarte. All the ancient stories centered upon birth, death and rebirth. Then for the world of Christians, what sets Jesus apart from other stories and traditions? This is the Mystery of Easter. This is the Passion of the Cross. This sets apart the believers from the non-believers.

Many times my pastor would say “God decided to walk on earth so put Himself in a body called Jesus.” Jesus came and fulfilled the ancient prophecies. Jesus was the living symbol of all the ancient traditions, beliefs and rituals. He brought the ancient celebrations into the body and lived them, explaining the living significance and how we are all connected to the same vibration and Universal Consciousness. He was the flesh and blood of God. And to this day, intellectuals, philosophers and scientists are still arguing and trying to figure out if He really did resurrect His physical body after the crucifixion.

The late Dr. Gene Scott wrote a series of articles titled, Jesus Christ: Super-Nut or Super-Natural. In these articles he explains that after the resurrection of Jesus, His appearance to Peter and then 500 followers, the apostles went forth into the world to proclaim the teachings of Christ and how He rose from the dead. All the disciples died terrible deaths because of their beliefs, yet never once swayed from their story. Dr. Scott writes: The disciples were either lying and knew it, or they were honest and truthful men reporting facts as they experienced them. Thus the fundamental issue of the resurrection boils down to the veracity of the reporters. If the disciples were dishonest men fabricating a story, however clever that may be, they deserve no respect. The other alternative is that these were HONEST MEN who reported on the most astounding fact of history. When this inevitable dichotomy closed in upon me in my experience, I had to settle the question myself…. and after three and a half years of hard study…. I was convinced I was confronting honest men giving honest reports of the astonishing happening of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Let this Easter be your day of rebirth and regeneration. Renew your life. Set new goals. Allow yourself to go within to your personal soul sanctuary where you can connect with the God of your Heart and say hello to your personal relationship with the Father of Lights.

Whatever your personal belief and experiences may be, I wish you joy, blessings and abundance for this beautiful time of year.

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Healthy Soil 3

Healthy Soil 3 (Photo credit: NRCS SD)

The exercise I’m sharing today is an important step in the process of manifesting health, wealth and abundant living. I encourage you to give your ‘mock-up’ space the respect it deserves and you will reap the benefits of taking this extra time of preparation. It’s similar to the way farmers prepare the earth for planting. I used to watch this process every year on the farm where I grew-up. After the dormant winter months the farmers go into the fields turning over the soil. Then they’d walk the garden, picking out and throwing into a pile all the rocks that were brought up in the overturned dirt. It always amazed me how many rocks there were each year! It also explained why there are so many stone walls in New England – but that’s another story!

Tilling the soil before planting new crops is akin to tilling the soil of your subconscious mind. You want to uproot and cast aside the old, frozen stuck ways of thinking and feeling. These are the blocks, or, rocks, imbedded in your subconscious mind that create the belief thinking of lack and limitation. If you plant a new seed idea without clearing the soil, it most likely won’t sprout into what you desire. You need to clean out or destroy the old before bringing in, or creating, the new. This is the concept of creating and destroying.

Imagine you were given a bunch of money to buy a complete new wardrobe. When you get home from your shopping spree what must you do before putting away your new attire? You need to throw away the old worn clothing from the closet to make room for the new! The same is true for your subconscious mind; you need to clear out the closet of old thoughts of lack, limitation, poor health etc. before putting in the new thoughts of health, wealth and abundant living.

In my last post entry, Is It Okay To Want?,  the exercise was to write down different things you want to manifest in your life and to pay attention to the corresponding feelings around those desires. This brings us to exercise Number 2. I suggest you get a small notebook as you’ll be working with this for at least a week.

You’re going to take a walk through your life as it is, right now. I want you to write down all the uncomfortable thoughts, disappointments, feelings around every aspect of your life. This isn’t meant to be a bummer session! It’s important to acknowledge where you are in any given moment of time. In scripture it says “For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hidden, that shall not be known and come to light.” Luke 8:17

Once you admit, which is to confess, how you feel about certain aspects of yourself and your life you allow yourself to realize you don’t need to stay in that state of mind any longer! It’s when we deny or pretend the complaints, worries, disappointments are NOT there is when we block ourselves from moving forward with positive change.

Exercise #2:

Get a notebook because you’ll be working with this for a week or more. Create categories to help keep your thoughts organized. Here’s an example.

Physical: Start with your body. How do you really feel about it? Unhappy with the tummy? Wish the legs were a bit more defined? Write down all the feelings and thoughts about your body. You can even begin with “I admit I have these thoughts and feelings….” because now you’ve brought it out into the light!

Move out to the place where you live. Your house or apartment. The neighborhood. Some things you have no control over and this isn’t about running away from situations. Again, it’s about acknowledging your thoughts and feelings.

What about your car or mode of transportation – write it all down!

Financial: What are your thoughts/feelings about your back account? Debt, your job or lack of employment? Get the idea?

Mental: What are your thoughts about yourself or the world around you? I admit I complain about this or that. I admit I don’t think very highly of myself. I feel inadequate when….

Spiritual: What are your beliefs about God? Do you have any? Do you believe you’re being punished? Not perfect enough? Are you angry at a particular church or priest or minister? Do you remember who you are as spirit? Write it down!

Again, the idea is to till the soil of your subconscious mind to bring up all the old stuck ways of thinking and feeling. After you’ve taken the time each day doing this, go back and write down the positive things in each category. This will help neutralize any discomfort during this important process. I like to end each session by blessing everything I have no matter how I feel about it at the time. And remember, once you truly accept where you are the good news is – you don’t have to stay there!

Have fun!

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June 9, 2012 marks the one year anniversary of my unexpected resignation from the non-profit organization I was deeply involved with for thirty years. This was probably one of the most frightening decisions I’ve ever made and I was filled with fear and anger. My reason for leaving? My monthly stipend was taken away and I was offered a mere 20% of all the hypnosis work I was doing. What’s funny to me in hindsight is that I did not see this coming at all – so much for my psychic abilities! But it wasn’t funny at the time. At first I felt like I had been kicked in the stomach and couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t wrap my mind around what had taken place nor could I imagine how I was going to pay my rent and take care of basic living expenses. I was so angry that the two people I had called friends for thirty years had treated me this way, and then filled with sorrow when I realized they had never been my friends at all – friends don’t do that to each other. This has been one of my greatest life lessons. This unexpected change in plans, my biggest gift.

I now understand that I had been stuck for a long time and just didn’t know what to do to create change. And because I never dreamed of leaving my church the Universe came in and pulled the rug right out from under me and said, ‘there, now do something about it!’. It took the big Cosmic kick in the ass to get me moving.

The only thing I knew to do while I was regaining my grounding was to give. I increased my hours at Options Recovery Services where I offer hypnosis to the clients in recovery. This was my saving grace. By remaining in service mode my attention was focused on helping others and not on my personal problems. By working with the clients I was reminded again and again that I really didn’t have a problem at all – just a new challenge. Working with so many people each week was helping me hone my hypnosis skills as well and I’ve been able to create several new programs based upon the work I’ve been doing. Through volunteering my hypnosis services my personal business is now thriving. My creativity is flowing. My energy is moving.

After my stipend was cut I spent a week soul-searching and praying for guidance before making the decision to resign. The mantra that kept running through my mind was The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Probably the greatest spiritual prosperity treatment in the Bible is Psalms 23. Most people think of funerals when they hear this Psalm but it’s really about abundant living. This was my centering prayer day after day. I’ve decoded this Psalm using the information from Swedenborg and The Course in Miracles. Yes, contrary to what some people think, my spiritual life continues to thrive. I’m sharing my version of Psalms 23 in this post. First will be the original, then mine. I believe this says it all as we are all going through our personal versions of change and transitions.

Blessings to all who wander by to read this.

Psalm 23 is often referred to as the Shepherd'...

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of thine enemies;
thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23 Decoded
Universal Law (Love) is my guide; I shall lack nothing.
I am encouraged to shift my attention within, to the fertile soil of my healed subconscious mind, where I experience the quiet stillness of inner peace.
His Consciousness replenishes my soul; As I focus on His Presence while  in meditation I am taught the right use of my mind and energy, which is to validate His nature.
Yes, even as I experience challenges and painful times of growth that make it seem like my life is crumbling to pieces – I fear nothing, because I know this is just the illusion of the world.
For Your Presence is always with me. Your Love and Truth ground and comfort me.
You show me how to un-match and rise above the negativity of those who dislike me. And my mind is re-centered on the bounty of prosperity that is available to me always.
You infuse my mind with Your Consciousness and my awareness expands to match Yours. My mind overflows with ideas for total health and abundant living.
I am certain, grounded in faith that Your vibration of love and compassion stays with me in every breath I take while in this templed body; and I will live in my Father’s Kingdom of Consciousness forever.

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