I find Dr Norm Shealy a great source of inspiration and information especially regarding creating a new vision of Life. ( www.normshealy.com ). In a recent newsletter, he posted this article by Janice Paul MA, and I would love to share it with you.
SHATTER NEGATIVITY WITH A THOUGHT-PART II
CREATES A NEW VISION OF LIFE
By thought shifting to the greater good of others is how the negative energy pathway of the world will start to change. The thought intention for the highest good of others creates a transfer of positive energy that will radiate and bounce back off of the highest good action, which will then satisfy the individual's need. It is the realization that others' needs are truly our own needs. It is the oneness concept. If a person decides to accept this change in their thought process the end result will be a new vision of life.
Once the decision is made to change the thought process to the greater good then it is as if a giant book opens up and all instructions, directions, wisdom and answers are given to all. All knowledge becomes available. Advanced knowledge that has never been known before becomes available. It is knowledge based upon an inner opening of the mind. A blocked off portion of the mind that has never been known before. It is an unveiling of a blocked off cave. A cave within the mind that has been unknown. It is a cave of knowledge that becomes available to all. The switch in the thought process is what opens the door to this cave of knowledge.
It is creating a world in which positive energy, wisdom and knowledge buffer the negativity. Through the buffering there will be a reduction in all that is created by negative energy. All negative energy that is filled and made up of self- need fulfillment will be deflated. In the deflation process, there will be more positive changes that will individual growth in all forms. A thriving will start to be seen in all beings. A thriving in the land, air, water-all that is impacted by energy. It is as if there will be a comfort blanket of positive energy around all beings. It will serve as a shield against negative energy.
The comfort blanket will also serve as a conductor that will pull more positive energy inside of the blanket. This comfort blanket of positive energy builds and builds, continues to push against each other, expanding and expanding until the negative energy is pushed out of the way. It also helps to increase the vibrational level of the world.
Sound in the world will change. There will be a lessening of loud, hurtful sounds and an increase in soft, peaceful sounds. Sounds that help to heal rather than harm. Soft sounds have healing ability beyond what we currently know. The soft sound will enter the body of any being and work towards desensitizing the nerve endings so that the body and mind will relax.
Vision of the individual will also change. The input and output of positive energy through vision will be healing. Positive energy attaches to the eye and acts as a buffer from negative energy entering in this way.
Janice Paul, MAjanicepaulb@gmail.com
I recently visited an elderly woman in her home, in my community therapy role. So much had been happening in her world. During the weeks since my last visit she had experienced some serious health challenges, and her brother had died.
How could I be surprised that she had not managed to continue with the exercise and walking programme we had started?
She was tired, heartbroken and wracked with guilt, describing herself as “full of self-pity” because she was mourning the loss of her dear brother. This had also reminded her of the grief she experienced when her sister died a year previously.
I sat and listened with my Whole Heart.
I was not there to offer solutions, to slap a band-aid over her aching heart, to make light of her feelings. I told her I believed it was good, right and proper to feel such acute loss and to express it. How else do we recover from our deep wounds?
She told me about her family, her ancestors who had migrated to New Zealand from an Eastern European country, just before the time of the Depression. She spoke of a grandfather who worked many menial jobs to provide for his family of seven children. Her parents also worked hard to raise her and her many siblings – a labour of love which she reflected on with great gratitude. She spoke of one of her sisters who had endured many trials and tribulations only to finally triumph – and she now lives overseas. She spoke with love of her own children – their successes and challenges.
In the telling, she called all of her Ancestors into that small lounge. I could feel them standing around her. I told her that I believed that talking about our Loved ones brings them close.
I can recognise the entrenched belief that being occupied fully, being accountable for every minute spent at the expense of any form of pure relaxation, has been ingrained in our psyches. No wonder, then, that this dear soul believed she was “full of self-pity” because her thoughts kept turning to those she loved dearly who were no longer here, in physical form. Because she could not do it for herself, I offered her the gift of my time, so that she could express what her heart was longing to share.
When it was time for me to leave, she hugged me tightly and thanked me for “just listening”. I feel I was the recipient of the greater gift. I heard her heart sing!
Do you feel taking time to grieve is selfish? Do you believe it is a form of self-pity?
I welcome your comments.
You are going to win! With these words spurring me on, how could I not be a winner!
This morning I set out on my morning run, and it was hot already. Along the way, I passed and greeted a mum on her early morning walk, pushing her two small children in their stroller. The older child called out to me as I passed them, “you are going to win!”. How could I not honour that proclamation? How could I even consider feeling tired or discouraged with those beautiful words ringing in my ears?
This set me thinking about the many times I feel discouraged, as if I am wading through sludge. I have a strong work ethic, and set myself tasks and deadlines. This works for me when I have a good idea about a desired outcome, because it keeps me on track and I can measure my progress. But what happens when I am not sure about what I want to pursue or produce?
I am marooned in indecision, in not knowing, what my ‘next step’ is. Do you experience this too?
Business and personal coaching works wonders in helping one to define a pathway, helping to break down goals into manageable steps, in order to reach the defined outcome. This supposes that one already KNOWS or at least has an idea of the desired outcome.
One beautiful practice I was invited to participate in, invited us each to choose a Word to define a theme to focus on through the new year ahead, and to choose four Supporting Words to cushion or supplement the Word.
I have chosen SURRENDER.
Nothing works easily when I am pushing uphill, trying to do it all alone. I am not giving up, just practising being present in the moment, experimenting with ‘flowing’ rather than being rigid.
My supporting words are Grace, Gratitude, Courage and Insight – all qualities I will need to call on and include in my daily living.
Which brings me back to the proclamation “You are going to win!” We are all winners when we focus on what inspires us, what gives us meaning, and practice living in the present moment. And when we have others cheering us on!
“You are going to win!” – how does that make YOU feel?�
I have a heavy heart moving into this new year. Endings and more endings, because I am grieving the loss of two people dear to me.
My sister Anne has dementia and she is sliding further into the space between here and there. While she is still physically present, I miss her intellect, her sharp wit, her full presence. She is my older sister. I have known her my whole life. I never imagined that I would not be with her ‘fully’. She was the drawcard for my move to live in Christchurch.
She always looked after my younger brother and I; we looked up to her and trusted her guidance. As the eldest child, she copped the authority of our parents, and she fought hard for her independence. She is super intelligent, and my brother and I had a hard time following after her at school. She chose her own path, and with her husband travelled to places I have only ever dreamt of.
Now, I call on all my parenting and therapy skills as I navigate our relationship. She can’t remember what she ate two minutes ago, or whether she has eaten at all. She can’t dress herself. Her spatial awareness is impaired – steps are a challenge, and she doesn’t recognise familiar objects. Loud noises and busyness upset her, and her tolerance levels are reduced. Soon, she will need to be placed into full time care, which seems like a jail sentence. Excepting, there is no parole to look forwards to.
My heart is breaking. How did her Soul choose this challenge in this Lifetime?