The Mind Rules-Filters and Perceptions

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" Once I shed my ideas of how things should be, I became free to respond to my experience exactly as it was and exactly as I was, right there and right then."

When we study our belief systems, it is also important to realize that our minds are seperate from our brains. The brain can perform 100 trillion calculations every second. What a glorious machine but it's a calculator. It is our minds that interpret the data. 

The mind is the part that feels like "you" and is a pattern of nerve connectiuons in the brain. 

Your own mind is creating the world you live in-everything is filtered and these filters were created in part, unintentionally. 

I saw a client the other day who has been struggling with depression. Her filter registered depression as a weakness as opposed to someone else who would treat depression as an illness not a character flaw. Same illness with different filters producing very different results.

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I have been asked to speak at the Breast Cancer Support Network meeting this Thursday and the theme is memories. So I did some research on this subject because I had a hunch there's more to memories than meets the eye. Turns out I was on the right track.

We remember three things: changes;significant moments; and endings. I found this fascinating when you think of all the stuff we do in our lifetime and you would think that the tapestry of memories ought to be larger. In fact, our brains can only process a certain amount of data and therefore, cleverly categorizes it.

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Power of Perception

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"if our perceptions are really mental constructs conditioned by past experiences and present expectations, then what we focus on and how we focus becomes important factors in determing our future." Rinpoche

Our perceptions create our reality so if we perceive ourselves to be worthless than no matter what our true qualities are we experience worthlessness. Our perceptions create our lives and to live a life in flow means keeping our eyes wide open to all experiences.

My new course takes people through the many steps to create flow and by completion you will know:

  • How to move from feelings of lack and doubt to a knowing that all is well. 
  • Feel completely involved in what you are doing and be able to focus and concentrate
  • Great inner clarity with an acceptance of intuition
  • A sense of calm and the ability to focus on the present
  • Feeling the difference between being in flow versus pushing the river 

We will be meeting starting June 26 4-5PM on a teleconference call and will meet for 6 consecutive Thursdays.Please visit my site for futher information

In the Flow- Knowing

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What would it feel like to replace confusion with clarity? To replace doubt with knowing what needs to be done and how well we are doing. In the flow.

Is "knowing": an intuitive sense we all have or  an accumulation of knowledge and experience. It's both but the intuitive sense is with us from when we are infants and sometimes it takes us a long time to acquire all the knowledge we think we need. The instinctive knowing is the sense we have when we pick up on the energy of people. It's our higher selves that are void of ego and operate on the spiritual plane. It's also very open to us intellectualizing or assuming we are wrong. 

I can't count how many times I have heard myself and others tell me "I had a gut feeling" about that but they didn't follow it. The puzzling part to all of this is that our higher self is always protecting us and guiding us. You just need to get in the flow and believe in yourself. What ever is presenting in your life is presenting for your highest good. It may be something that needs to be sorted out within us that we have been struggling with seemingly forever. No matter. Whatever is before us it is designed to inform us. Pay attention and be curious.


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In The Flow

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On the doorstep of launching a brand new teleconferencing coaching course I thought it would interesting to explore this concept of being in flow. Although it may sound a bit overused the fact is there has been a ton of research done on this state of mind.

What is this hoopla all about and why is it so great? The research shows that are actually 6 definitions of flow and over the next few blogs I will be uncovering and discussing them.

The first definition of flow is to "be completely involved in what we are doing and feeling focused and concentrating." Well that's worth feeling in my opinion. I think distraction is the more common state. How do we get from a sense of disconectedness which is a distraction to a state of flow. We suspend our agendas and accept. Let me tell you a story. 

When I was dealing with my husband's cancer treatments I lost the ability to work with electronics. My memory function collapsed and I went back to paper everything. In part, this was do to the stress of the situation and the way our brains function. So every morning I would sit at my desk and ask myself " what can I start and finish today?" Rather than thinking of all the To Do items on my list, I suspended that function and focused on what was directly in fropic smallerversionnt of me. In the flow.

So You Say Your Business Partner is Driving You Nuts

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Starting a business with a partner is like any other relationship…with a twist. It can be quite expensive both financially and emotionally to walk away from the partnership. In addition, the increased workload and possible loss of funding may cause stress that no one has the energy with which to deal.

As in all relationships, the ability to maintain equilibrium by fair and just business practices requires effort on both sides. Without equilibrium, the relationship, and your business, could be in jeopardy.

The question then remains, how do some people succeed at partnerships and others struggle?

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