Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Universal Law of Gratitude

The Universal Law of Gratitude The law of gratitude dictates that you value your current job position and customers. By doing this, new opportunities and customers readily present themselves. Gratitude is a law of nature. When we accept and are at peace with our circumstances, things begin to change naturally, easily. Sincere gratitude sows the seeds that blossom in abundance. It is a principle of nature and it is magnetic. When people feel acknowledged and appreciated, they more readily acknowledge and appreciate you. When you are grateful for all you have experienced and achieved, even the bad stuff, your life expands. Your understanding that hardship and challenge build the characteristics of strength and leadership becomes apparent. You need these qualities to achieve whatever goal you desire. There is a science to gratitude. As you explore the energy of gratitude, you will discover a great law of prosperity. When you genuinely feel grateful, your energy rises and expands. It aligns with your Divinity. It connects you to God. You can even feel it. Think of something or someone for which you are grateful. Notice the feeling in your body as you do this. It feels light and expanded. Now consider someone or something for which you feel annoyed, angry, resentful, or critical. You will notice your body shifting to a restricted state. The energy is tight. It might even burn because anger is inflamed energy. Be sure to bring yourself back to gratitude. As you observe more and more, your choice will be gratitude. You have the ability and responsibility to choose where you place your mind. You must develop the discipline to keep it focused on where you want it to be. That means what outcome do you desire. The mind has no choice but to abide by your wishes. For the most part, people do not recognize that they have this ability. This kind of mental training alters the projector of your life. As your projector changes, your life follows suit. Be willing to train your thoughts, and you will find the benefits astounding. When you generate thoughts of gratefulness, it is equivalent to having all ready received. Gratitude for having already received your desire immediately magnetizes the energy needed to manifest it in your space-time reality. The Quantum Field of energy, that in which we live, breath, and have our being, receives the impressions of your thoughts. As stated earlier, it is mutable, like Silly Putty. It automatically assumes the shape, intensity, and quality of your thoughts. In other words, your thoughts are a template for this mutable energy to take form. Magnetic thoughts of gratitude expand energy and bring more of what you appreciate to you. Have you ever wondered what your true capabilities are? According to philosopher, Goethe, “Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now.” Jean Walters is a best selling author of Be Outrageous: Do the Impossible - Others have and you can too!, Set Yourself Free: Live the Life YOU were meant to Live, and Dreams and the Symbology of Life - all available on Amazon.com You can reach her at jean@spiritualtransformation.com or 314 991 8439

Monday, October 29, 2018

How to Switch off Negative Chatter and Have More Fun!!!

Most people have been handed a lot of negativity as they grew up. The grown up (parents, teachers, television, everybody), not knowing the detrimental effects of put-downs or criticism, and being frustrated in their own lives, often and unknowingly, projected their own programmed fear to their children. “Are you ever going to get it right?” “What’s wrong with you?” “How could you be so stupid?” Or it could be subtle – a disappointed sigh or disdainful look. (You: Oh, I let them down again! I’m not good enough.) After a bit, we internalize the criticism and they don’t have to say a word because the negative “program” is imprinted in our minds and it becomes a default button when things go badly. At this point, the program has become a neural pathway in your brain and presents as habitual negative chatter. The question is: What to do about it? The answer is to reframe your limiting beliefs. Here are some steps to do that. First: recognize when you have negative chatter. That can be as easy as noticing how you feel. If you feel angry, resentful, victimized, even bored, you have negative chatter. Then notice your body. Where are you feeling tight? Clenched jaw, teeth grinding, knot in your stomach, lump in your throat, making a fist, tight shoulders or back? Your body never lies and it will always reveal your thoughts. Then, focus on one tight area and ask yourself, what have I been saying to myself? Do this as you release the tension. A great way to get in touch with your tension is to write about it. When you focus on your rigid jaw and ask yourself, what have I been thinking? Your brain dump can be, “I’m mad that I didn’t get the promotion at work. Or, I feel ignored at parties. I think I got a raw deal with something.” Brain dumping on paper is a great way to release negativity. You can keep a brain dump journal. When you have fully expunged the negativity, create a little ritual of tearing up the paper or throwing it in the fireplace. Some people go so far as to bury it. Your choice! The next step is where things get interesting because it involves two parts. Part one is actually confronting the negativity straight on. For instance, “I always get passed over for promotion” or “things never turn out well for me” is addressed with a question – is that true? It is up to you to come up with evidence of validity. And, if you do find legitimate proof, the next question is, “why have I chosen to direct my life that way?” Now you are moving into “victim” territory. Living with victim mentality is highly destructive because you have set a life course for disaster and unhappiness. Truth: Victims are NEVER happy and they are very often attached to their victim whoa is me life. It can be their claim to fame. I have actually seen people exit a positive, uplifting talk or workshop and immediately look for someone to tell their “victim” story. That person needs a hobby. You get the point. Once you have confronted your “story,” the second step is to make up a new one. Whereas the first part of the process is a brain dump, this part is a brain shift. You literally have to shift your mind to a positive possibility. If you don’t’ do this, your mind automatically defaults to our old negative position. That is because you have invested many years into the “poor me” scenario. Thus your new story will need a fair amount of reinforcement to become a neural pathway. Therefore, if your old rendition is, “I’m not good enough,” start your new tune with, “ I am more than good enough.” Think about your positive attributes such as kindness, gentleness, patience, generosity, being a good listening, keeping your word. (Everyone has positive qualities.) Follow that with what life looks and feels like to be more than good enough. Example: “people love to hang out with me.” Visualize people inviting you to hang out and laughing and having fun together. Visualize an active social life. Or, visualize people asking you for feedback or assistance at work and how good it feels to help them out and how much they appreciate you. Another example: “Things never go my way.” First step find the evidence. Is this a true statement? Why do I want to hold on this idea? What do I want my new story to be? Visualize a new scenario – serendipitous things happening all the time. People give you the right of way, you buy one item and receive two because today we have a special. Compliments fly at you from everyone! You get the idea. The next very important step is to ask yourself if you really want this new positive life and if so, why? It is vital to have positive motivation to keep yourself moving. If your intent to change is not solid, you will put out a half-hearted effort and then say the process doesn’t work. Truth: it only works if you work it. If you receive a lot of rewards for having a sad story, you may not be ready to change. Answer truthfully, are you ready to release negative chatter and move to a more joyful experience? Here is a summary of the process: · Recognize the negative chatter. Notice it. · Feel the negative energy and determine where the tension is in your body. · Challenge the negative chatter. Is it true? What is the truth? · Decide if you want to keep the “poor me” story going forward or create a new one. · Design a new story with positive feelings and affirming thoughts. · I’m adding a bonus step – be grateful. Grateful you noticed the negative chatter, you challenged it, and you are creating and experiencing a new outcome. Do this over and over until it becomes your default process and soon the negative chatter will be gone and your life is brighter and you are happy. Comedian Groucho Marx must have gone through this process because these were his thoughts about starting his day. “Each morning when I open my eyes, I say to myself, ‘I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead; tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” Jean Walters is a best-selling author, Transformational Coach, Akashic Record Reader. You can reach her at jean@spiritualtransformaitona.com or 314 991 8439. Website: www.spiritualtransformation.com

Thursday, October 18, 2018

It never hurts to ask!!

Have you ever blocked yourself from going for what you really desired because it seemed too outrageous to attempt? Or has the fear of looking stupid, even though the opportunity was ripe, kept you from asking for what you want? If so, keep reading. There is an inventive fifth grade-writing teacher in Michigan who has helped his students get over these hurdles early in life. One of his class assignments is to write to local businesses and make “outlandish” requests. The teacher’s primary intention in making this assignment is to encourage students to make letter-writing fun. So, in addition to making the outlandish request, his students are to tell something personal about themselves and explain their project. The strange and interesting thing is that the kids usually get what they have asked for. Some of the requests from businesses that have been granted include a month’s supply of chocolate milk and a lifetime supply of french-fries. Thus besides providing the students with an inventive, fun writing assignment, the teacher contributes hands-on experience in one of life’s important lessons. That no matter how outrageous you might perceive your wishes to be, you might as well ask as you just might receive the very thing you desire. It never hurts to ask! What is it you want to ask for? Often we feel we must ask a specific person or business to fulfill our desire, but the truth is that you can go straight to the Universe. We live in a quantum field of energy that is ever ready to receive your request. Much like a shipping clerk that processes orders as they arrive, the Universe unequivocally, non-judgmentally, and unconditionally fills your requests whether they are positive or negative. That means if you are continuously thinking of getting sick, it processes that as an order. Or, if you are concentrated on experiencing joy in every aspect ofv life, it unerringly provides that opportunity. If you were placing an order on-line – Amazon.com for instance – you would be responsible for ordering the exact item you wanted. If you placed an order for a different book or shirt than the one you desire, that is what you will get. Thus, the concept of being clear and definite in your desire is relevant. Often, when I ask people what they want, they tell me “I don’t want to work long hours, and I don’t want a demanding boss.” It can be a bit like pulling hair to get some folks to confess, “what I want is to work three days a week and have a positive work community.” Whew, now was that hard? I think the resistance comes from the idea that it is not okay to ask for help or to want at all. Yet, nothing happens until you get clear on your desire. So, what do you want? Can you state it in clear terms so that a shipping clerk will know exactly what to send your way? “I want a lovely, fun-filled vacation in Hawaii.” “I choose a healthy, vibrant body that exudes well-being.” “I decree abundant creativity as I take on my next project.” “I choose fun, laughter, and joy as I journey forth in each day.” See it is not so hard. What do you want? Jean Walters is a best-selling author, Transformational Coach, Akashic Record Reader. You can reach her at jean@spiritualtransformaitona.com or 314 991 8439. Website: www.spiritualtransformation.com

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Get Your Ego Out of the Way to Succeed BIG

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle We can often do more for others by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs. Francois Fenelo In our fear-based world there are many rules. Most of these are designed around the idea of survival. The interesting thing is that no one is going to survive. Nevertheless our instruction is to focus on the future, plan for it, and save for it. There is nothing inherently wrong with putting money aside and not spending every penny you make on sensory gratification (cars, costumes, accruements, chocolate). What is wrong is the continual focus on the future that keeps you from being present NOW. ure, if there is one, comes out of the present. What you do, think, and act on today will extend into tomorrow. But often by making the future the goal, we don’t invest in the present - our own state of affairs – what we are doing, accepting, and believing right now. This article is called get your ego out of the way for a reason. It is your egoic self (personality and sense of separateness from everyone and everything else) that has adopted a set of beliefs that keeps you focused in the past (guilt, remorse, why did I do that, say that, etcetera) and in the future (what if this or that happens) which, more than likely, will never happen anyway. Either way you are not present NOW. Thus we do our tribal planning for the traditional life - safe, comfortable, normal, not necessarily innovative, expansive or love-focused. People become entranced with their tribal traditions. (This could mean Germans do this, Italians believe that. Latinos follow these customs and Aborigines follow those. Some dance at funerals, while other are somber. Some groups believe you are to put food out for the dead, and others rotate crops in a particular way, or celebrate when the rain comes. Some might worship a rock and others believe it is important to sacrifice a goat to insure prosperity. These are tribal customs and beliefs. Man made them up; God did not. Every person has a dream. Something in their soul – a desire, an image, a hunch, a special interest, that is the key to their soul’s desire. But many are afraid to give it credence because it doesn’t fit the society norm r expectations of the traditional life – college, marriage, buy a home, children, good job, 401K, pension, retirement, die. We laud people who put their children first and deny their own happiness without realizing what consequences that particular model sets up for the kids. (Either entitlement or continued sacrifice.) Thus the pattern continues and the tribe expands and the beliefs get stronger. Then someone, a maverick perhaps, steps out of the tribal circle and says, I choose to go my own way and follow my dream. So he skips college, digs into his interest, perhaps starts a business, invents something, becomes an artist or musician, or nomad, develops a product, or innovates in some way. He begins his soul journey. This is a precarious position because when he changes the norms, he gets to deal with the ego and all its judgments. In other words, the maverick (or you) better stay strong, focused, and undeterred. Here is how it works. Your Inner Guide (Soul, Spirit, the Universe, God) is not happenstance. To be sure, you are not given a desire without also having the inherent talent and ability to fulfill it. Thus in stepping from the tribal group, and getting ready to be outrageous, you must be ready to take Spirit as your partner. It is your friend, comfort, and stability. This means that you as this innovative maverick no longer needs to heed useless traditional thinking and beliefs that serve no purpose or benefit anyone. That’s right – no more goat sacrifices and you can rotate the crops whatever way makes sense to you. Now, the independent maverick can give full focus to the urgings of the soul. That is when anything is possible. Authors, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hanson’s book, Chicken Soup for the Soul was rejected 144 times before a publisher finally read it, loved it, and published it. They did not doubt their vision or determination to get their book published. Their idea was to sell over a million copies by the second year of publication. They held no limitation as to its popularity. As it happened, Chicken Soup for the Soul was re-written into 149 variations and sold all over the world. It ultimately became a billion dollar industry. Yet they were told NO a lot. Another incredibly popular book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach went through the same process. It was rejected numerous times and finally published to become a New York Times Bestseller for many weeks. Many years later it is still a well-read book about living your dream. The issue, as you can imagine, is that visionaries create and often it is the traditional folks with their eye on the bottom line, who make the decisions. Yet, with persistence, someone gets the message and is willing to invest. We are continually faced with decisions large and small. All are important because they set you up for fulfilling your dream and your purpose in life. Think of each as another step along your journey. Marissa worked at a corporation for 30 years. This company had been bought and sold several times and with each new management team the corporate environment got darker, more demanding, and more negative. Because Marissa was a loyal person, took pride in her work, and wanted to stay at the company until she retired, she stayed and stayed and accommodated every change and each new leader until she finally broke under the pressure and quit her job. For over 30 years Marissa had practically walked on water to get her job done. She had become a human dynamo with accrued skills, talents, resources, and a huge database of associates all available for her own use. Yet, because she had stayed so long and was so loyal to them instead of herself, she had sacrificed her health and her energy and spirit was depleted. After about a year away from the turmoil, Marissa was feeling stronger, healthier and beginning to retrieve her energy. This is when she began playing around developing a logo and idea for a small business. She wanted to help people create ease and beauty in their homes and lives. It was to be a service business providing assistance with gardening, party planning, sprucing up people’s homes, getting organized, and other such things. Her timing was impeccable and the concept had incredible potential. The problem was that Marissa saw it only as a nice little side business while she envisioned herself as an employee working in another corporation and continuing to fund her 401K. Marissa had programmed her mind to be at the mercy of employers when she had the skills to be an entrepreneur. Another problem was that Marissa was smarter, savvier, and more talented than the requirement of the positions she sought. She no longer fit in to those jobs. Her tribal beliefs were: you work hard for someone else, put others first, pay off your house, and put money away and some day you will get to live. In other words, her attention was focused on everyone and everything other than herself and definitely not in the present moment. Marissa was so locked into traditional thinking, she did not even realize that she had a dream – her own business – and she also had the tools and resources to make it successful. When I saw her, she was devastated that she had failed at finding a new corporate job and she was mortified that she had been unable to fund her retirement for a whole year. In her mind, she was a failure! Marissa lived in the future in “good girl” mentality – in the ego. She had to step out of her grief to see the bigger picture. In her life she had asked for guidance from God, Jesus, and all things spiritual. Yet, when the guidance came she could not recognize it because it did not fit her picture. What she was really asking for was guidance to continue in her traditional way. Guess what, God/ the Universe does not hold man’s traditions sacred. It is not the way Spirit works. You want help – here is help. That job is not for you; nor that one, or that one. All was not gloom and doom in that there were people waiting to help Marissa. She had to get her pride (ego) out of the way. Finally she woke up to the understanding that God/ Spirit/ Universe had been assisting her all along the way. She had received answers to her prayers. She had created the dream, the resources and the customer base to manifest a wildly successful business and have a blast doing it. She finally got to work for someone who could and would appreciate her expertise – herself. The moral of the story is God has Its own solutions and ways of helping. Don’t go to God and declare I want this and it has to happen this way and with that person. Because you just might hear giant peals of laughter rolling through the heavens. Bottom line: God’s way is a better way. Get your ego out of the way. Jean Walters is a best selling author, Transformational Coach, and Akashic Reader. You can reach her at jean@spiritualtransformation.com or 314 991 8439. Have a great day!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Discover Your Limits

Have you ever wondered what your true capabilities are? According to philosopher, Goethe, “Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now.” Often, we are taught to play it safe. Don’t risk failure. Take the easy route. Do what you’ve always done. Yet no one discusses the risk you take by playing it safe. The biggest risk in playing it safe is that you stay small and mediocre. Yet there is something within everyone that wants more. You know that children feel this desire to stretch their potential when you observe their incessant curiosity and sense of adventure. They explore the world with abandon. “I wonder what’s on that top shelf.” They speculate what it is like to climb to the top of the tree and then they climb it. They marvel at the intricacies of a new game or adventure and then they jump into it. They consider momentarily what the new kid in the neighborhood might be like and then rush off to invite him to “ride bicycles, or play ball.” They ponder an idea and then enthusiastically take action. Embracing new sights, places, opportunities and friends is how children expand their worlds. As the process unfolds, they take on bigger challenges and tackle larger obstacles. And we encourage and applaud them. Why don’t we do the same with ourselves. After all, this process of discovery is how a person realizes the extent of his capabilities. It is not by shrinking from challenges, but by taking them on. We push farther, go over the next hill, learn a new skill, try on a new experience. It is the way all advances are made in the world. As we enter that which is not known, we open ourselves to possibilities and discoveries that we may never have considered. So, what is your next adventure? What would you like to learn next? The worst possibility is that you decide you don’t care for the new restaurant or sport; the best is that you open to a new part of yourself you never before knew existed. Either way, you win! “We only learn our limits by going beyond them.” Anonymous Jean Walters is a Transformational Coach, Akashic Reader, Best Selling Author, and teacher of Personal Development classes. You can reach her at jean@spiritualtransformation.com or 314 991 8439 website: http://www.spiritualtransformation.com

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Power of Focus - How to Move Mountains

Is it time to make changes… to shift your focus? Perhaps you need a larger picture, and the confidence to do what needs to be done no matter what. The process is transformative. Much like the caterpillar spinning a chrysalis to prepare for new life in the form of a butterfly, you are about to return to the memory of innocence, when life was fascinating and everything possible. It is your pure state of spiritual connection and knowing. It is the beginning. Babies find life fascinating. Every color and shape draws delighted smiles and coos – sometimes even screams of delight. As they grow, babies scramble to discover what hides in the wastebasket or on top of the shelf. They climb with abandon, seeking the next fascination. Hands in soap, mud or spit up – it is all the same -- a texture to explore or taste. They listen, touch, taste and smell. It is their process. They are unconfined by convention. Nor are they littered with mental constructs of limitation and fear. The inner need to discover, experiment, and experience is the freedom of the soul and this drive is alive within you as well. Returning to Spiritual freedom is our quest! As we develop, we learn through play. Children know how to play. They jump out of bed and know just what to do. Whether it is to challenge their friend to a game of skipping pebbles across the pond, or build a fort, or climb a tree, they are driven to adventure and their minds are open for what comes next. Children are beautiful, uncluttered, innocent and without knowledge. Yet, excited and willing to learn. They are shameless and guiltless in their urge for discovery. Before a child is programmed with the need for specific results, they approach life as a grand vista of opportunity – an adventure. What happens to dissuade this desire to venture into the unknown? What happens to daunt the spirit of curiosity? How did we forget to ask: What lies over the next hill? How do I get there? When do we lose the desire to enter the unidentified, and become enamored instead with the concept of safety? How did we buy into the idea of building some sort of kingdom to hide in and imagine life as a dangerous foe to battle and resist? So we ask, what is the way to relearn what it is to live expansively in the way of a child and open to the magic of curiosity, optimism and possibility? This is what we seek as we explore practices and techniques to achieve mastery, knowing, and connection. Directing your powerful mind is the key and the most important element in constructing this skill of on-going, never-failing connection. Your mind has the power to move mountains. When Jesus instructed his followers to have faith the size of a mustard seed, he meant to have focused mental control so that when you fix on a goal, you are assured of achieving it. When you set this resolve, the field of energy in which you live (the Quantum Field) has no alternative but to do your bidding. That means when you set your focus on limitation, it follows your bidding unerringly. Thus, whatever you focus on (positive or negative), you will achieve. What is it you truly want? On what are you willing to maintain focus? Jean Walters is a Transformational Coach, Akashic Reader, Best Selling Author, and Speaker. To get her newsletter sign up at http://www.spiritualtransformation.com or jean@spiritualtransformation.com or 314 991 8439

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Blog: Is this enough for me? (Tranformational Story) Dweisi Mfume appeared to be an ordinary child when, at eleven, his step dad, abandoned the family. Then when he was sixteen, his mother died of cancer. That is when his life spun out of control. Mfume quit school and went to work to help support his sisters. He worked as many as three jobs in a single week. He also began started hanging out on street corners drinking with friends. “I ran with the worst people and I became the leader, he recalled in U.S. News and World Report, "I was even locked up a couple of times on suspicion of theft because I happened to be young and black. And before I knew it, I was a teenage parent, not once but five times." Yet Mfume's life took a radica turn on a July night in the late 1960s. He had been drinking with his friends when suddenly he began to feel strange. "People were standing around playing dice and everything else, and something just came over me," he remembered. "I said, 'I can't live like this anymore.' And I walked away." Mfume spent the rest of the night in prayer. That is when his new life began and he proceeded to earn his high school diploma and pursue a college degree. Mfume went on to earn a graduate degree from John Hopkins University. Then he was elected to the Baltimore City Council, and then Congress. As a congressman, Mfume became one of the most well known African American politicians in Washington, DC. His next position was president of the NAACP. Kweisi Mfume.was the name he adopted in the early 1970s in an effort to connect with his African roots. His Aunt had traveled to Ghana and suggested the name. It is a phrase that translates as “conquering son of kings.” Mfume's story is your story and my story. No matter what our beginnings, we have within us a conqueror, not of people, but of ourselves. At some point, we must ask, “Is this enough? Am I fulfilling my destiny? And, like Mfume, we may decide to alter our identity and take a new path in order to do it. The question is: Is this enough? You have the answer. Jean Walters is a tranformational coach and Akashic Reader for 40 years. She is author of best selling book: Be Outrageous: Do the Impossible - Others have and you can too! Also Dreams and the Symbology of Life (workbook for interpreting your dreams) by Jean Walters-Lucy You an reach her at 314 991 8439 or jean@spiritualtransformation.com