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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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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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As a minister and practitioner of spiritual prosperity principles I believe deeply that to maintain flow in life we must keep the doors open to give. Whenever my husband and I experience financial challenges we go into ‘giving’ mode looking to see where we can give to someone or someplace, either our time, energy or money. The purpose is twofold. One, we don’t want to get stuck in a mentality of lack and limitation. Two, we know that the spiritual prosperity formulas work; when you give you are opening yourself up to receive more from God.

Ah, so giving is actually a selfish motive to receive, you might be saying. No, I am not saying that at all. Let me share some examples.

A couple of years ago I experienced a significant and unexpected financial set back. After my personality stopped freaking out my husband and I went to the bible and read passages on giving. We knew that the only way to climb out of this hole was to bless the situation and to give more. So we did. We increased our tithe to our church at the time, we gave free will donations and I started volunteering my hypnosis services at a drug/alcohol rehab center. This helped me take my mind off what I perceived to be problems and put me back in the modality of helping other people. Increasing what we gave to our church reminded us that God is the Source for all we have, not a person or a paycheck or a stipend.

The results? Soon my husband started getting lots of overtime at his job and I attracted more clients and students. Even better, we both felt at peace and secure with our financial situation even before the increases began.

This past June I received another huge, unexpected financial life challenge: the stipend I received for being a board member and Bishop of my church was taken away and I was only offered 20% of any hypnosis work I did. After meditating for a week I decided it was best for me to resign. This situation came out of the blue and was nothing I had planned for or anticipated. I had been with this organization for thirty years. After feeling frozen in fear with my personality doing another freak dance my husband and I looked at each other and said ‘time to start giving even more’. And yes, we did. And yes, life is plentiful and we are prospering. I give thanks and bless this ever abundant bountiful Universe in which we live!

Hypnosis and Giving: Your subconscious mind is already programmed for succes or failure and everything you are doing in your life is being dictated by that programming. Are you having financial challenges? Do you find yourself thinking in terms of ‘I don’t have, I can’t afford, I am scared of being poor?’ You are operating on the program imprinted in your subconscious mind while also energizing and setting yourself up to experience that which you don’t want to experience! Tell yourself you don’t have enough money and you’ve just created a vibration to repel money away from you.

The steps to bring you out of this mindset is to start giving, yet everything in your subconscious is screaming ‘No! Hold on to it! I can’t afford to give!’ The truth is, you can’t afford not to give.

In the book Prosperity, Charles Fillmore writes: “You may allow avariciousness and stinginess to develop in your mind domain until the very blood (representing soul awareness) in your body starts to dry up and your nerves are shaken and palsied with the fear of future poverty. If so, it is time these ideas were driven out and a new set of ideas settled in your domain to become active in building up a new state of consciousness.”

The beliefs you have are imbedded in your subconscious mind. Thinking new thoughts will help override those beliefs but hypnosis is the fastest, most effective way to actually remove them completely. Removing them is akin to a farmer preparing his field each spring before planting new crops. He tills the soil to remove the rocks and stones so the seeds have room to take root, grow and flourish. Likewise, as you release the old beliefs of lack, limitation, greed and avarice and plant new thought ideas of yearning to give and be more open, you will soon be enjoying the fruits of your labor. Open your heart and mind to give and the universe will teach you how to receive!

I would encourage anyone who yearns to create positive change in their life to explore hypnosis. I encourage everyone reading this post to find an outlet and start giving today!

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

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As we head into the new year I thought it would be fun to re-introduce this exercise for raising prosperity consciousness. Enjoy!

I’ve been pondering on the “New Thought” movement that became popular in the 1800’s. People like Quimby, Holmes, Mary-Baker Eddy (who was actually a student of Quimby), Wattles, Fillmore and the rest. It’s interesting how this collective group of consciousness was downloaded to so many people at about the same time. Now I’m not a historian so no dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s here. But what became known as the New Thought Movement was, to me, a way of thinking introduced on the planet by Jesus. Yes, yes I know people before him were aware of this consciousness. Let’s just say He did a really good job of making a global impact on a new way to think!

Before I became certified in hypnosis I had been a practitioner of metaphysical intuitive awareness. Intellectually I understood how thoughts become things and how we are the creators of our own Universe. But it wasn’t until I dove into the realms of hypnosis and everything that topic held, that I really began to ‘get it’ and started cultivating a prosperity mind-set.

One of my intentions for starting this blog site is to help people foster a new attitude of thinking. I will share my personal journey, which includes times of absolutely no money to enjoying all the fruits this abundant Universe has to offer. To start, I’d like to share a simple exercise that will help you flip your mind from seeing your proverbial cup of life as half empty, to being half full and even overflowing! I call this….. The Prosperity Stroll! Have fun!

Step 1: Grab a piece of paper and a pen

Step 2: Stroll through your life. Begin with your home. Write down everything you own. Everything, from clothing to appliances to entertainment items to food you have in your home right now. Everything.

Step 3: Move outside. Do you have a yard? Write down everything you own in your yard. Do you have a vehicle? Write that down!

Step 4: Write down bank accounts and cash on hand.

Step 5: Next to each item you now have listed, put down the approximate cash value of each thing.

Step 6: Add all the numbers up and see what you get as an approximate cash value of your life, right now.

Most of my clients and students are shocked when they see how much they actually have in present time. We are so conditioned to project our thoughts, desires and dreams out into the future that we miss what we have right now. I encourage you to do the Prosperity Stroll. It’s fun and you will amaze yourself!

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