Losing Weight with Mindful Eating

 

Today I want to talk to you about mindful eating. I absolutely love this meditation because I love food, and it helps me to lose weight when I apply it effectively. Watch the video below to learn more.

For this example, I'm going to use a strawberry, but it doesn't matter what you are eating. When I'm having nachos, I make it a point to make the perfect nacho.  

The first thing we want to do is have gratitude for the food that is nourishing your body. Say to it, “Thank you for giving me health and energy.”

Next, truly look at your food, admire how beautiful it is, and appreciate it visually. 

Finally, when you take a bite, take that one small bite, and chew it at least 50 times until it's an absolute liquid in your mouth. With every bite you take, feel what it's like in between your teeth. Relish what it tastes like on your tongue. I want you to enjoy and savor every bite. 

This helps you lose weight because you're not mindlessly...

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Art Brings Relaxation

 

Today we're going to meditate on focusing our attention on a picture. This could be a photograph, or something that's painted. For the purpose of this video, we're going to focus on this Van Gogh painting. Watch the video below to learn more.

You need to really look at the painting. It might sound strange, but you are going to ask the painting, “What are you trying to tell me?”

First, you want to start with the big picture. Notice the clouds and how they go all the way across a portrait. Notice the extra green patch that is in the middle, the hills, and the flowers that are in front (if that's what you interpret the red dots to be).

Now, I want you to walk closer, so you can see the detail of the colors. Notice the yellows, the greens, the purples, the blues, and the different shades that are present.

Before I did not see what I interpreted to the right side as possibly a bush. Maybe you didn't interpret the lines in the middle as a farmer's...

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Breathing Meditation

 

For the month of October, I am going to focus on meditation. I want to dedicate this to my dermatologist who is having a hard time slowing down. Watch the this video to learn about alternate nostril breathing to slow your racing mind or anxious body.

This technique is relatively simple. You will use your thumb and ring finger or pinkie.(your hand will look like the Y shape) to close off different sides of your nose. Start by placing your ring finger or pinkie on your left nostril and breath in on the right side of your nose for the count of four.

Next, close the right side of your nose with your thumb and breath out through the left side for the count of four. Hold for two seconds and breath in on the same (left) side. Close the left side with your finger, open the right side to breath out. Hold for two seconds and breath in for the count of four.

Move again to the left side to breath out and then in pausing between each breath.

If you would like to add to the practice, place your...

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Increasing Your Sense of Deserving

 

Today I want to talk about increasing your sense of deserving because the Universe can only bring to you what you feel you are worthy of receiving. 

When we place limitations on ourselves that tells the Universe to place limitations on what we would love to manifest.

In order to increase our sense of deserving, we can:

First, make a list of 20 successes you have experienced in your lifetime. They need to be both big and small. It can range from…I got my degree to I fed my kids today, or I got out of bed when I didn’t feel like it. Then every day, write AT LEAST one success you have had recently. 

Second, surround yourself with people that are supportive and believe in you 100%. I encourage individuals to dream bigger than they ever have before, and if you tell others this, they may say it isn’t possible. You want to surround yourself with people that believe ANYTHING is POSSIBLE.

Third, let go of your negative thoughts. We tend to love others so much...

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Increasing What Comes Into Our Lives

 

 Today I want to talk about the Law of Increase so we can expand and grow what comes into our lives. 

A better way to phrase this is the Law of Praise. Watch the video to learn how to bring more abundance into your life.

Raymond Holliwell states, “Praise is the shortest route to complete any demonstration (manifesting) and the quickest way to enjoy effectual prayer. Praise expands and opens the mind upward while the opposite condemnation contracts and restricts.”

What he is saying we want to praise ourselves and be proud of our accomplishments. We also want to praise and acknowledge another’s efforts.

We often do this with children, but it is important to praise adults as well.

Praise can be as simple as saying THANK YOU when someone opens the door for you. 

When you incorporate praise into your life, not only do they feel better for the compliment, but it raises your vibration as well. You physiological composition will improve.

Holliwell also says,...

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Desire and Manifestation

 

The Law of Attraction became famous with the movie The Secret produced by Rhonda Byrne. There are actually two parts to this process: desire and manifestation.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Law of Attraction principle.

Raymond Holliwell states, “Desire is when an individual earnestly desires a thing and sets up a line of force that connects him with the invisible side of the good desired.”

This means we have to WANT it. We have to FEEL it. We have to put ENERGY behind it.

After desire, we move to expectation which brings what we would love into reality.

Again, start with the desire; the wanting, feeling and yearning to have something in our life. Then, visualize yourself with it.

Next, step into your faith and EXPECT it to come.

When you see someone with a shiny new sports car you would love, don’t jump to jealousy. Instead say, “Good job! I am about to have the same car myself!”

Consider what you can say to yourself to build your faith...

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Co-Creating The Life You Desire

 

Raymond Holliwell wrote a very powerful book called Working With the Law. Here is what he had to say about heaven on earth.

“Heaven is actually a condition and a state of mind that can be had NOW as well as the here-after. All failures in life are due to taking sides with the finite around us. Success in life is due to taking sides with the law within us.” By Raymond Holliwell

We create our lives. We plant seeds with our mind. Putting it out into the Universe and the “Law” is our connection to Spirit, our Higher Power, God, Universe or whatever you choose to call it. 

We get to co-create what we would love to have in our lives.

So when I say, “Working with the law.” I mean we are working with the Universe or whatever Higher Power we have that makes us strong and powerful and manifests a life we would love to live.

What would you love to focus on to co-create with the Universe?

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Passion and Challenges

 

When I visited Scottsdale, Arizona, I was blessed to meet, Phillip Payne, an artist and owner of the Anticus gallery. Here is what he said about passion, challenges and art. Enjoy!

Phillip started sculpting when he was 14 and opened his first gallery when he was 19. He is a big believer in art because it makes us stronger and more impactful as human beings.

He says, “To create art is to bare your soul in the hopes you will find a kindred spirit in the hearts of someone else.” 

You can create anything whether it is a business or art or a connection. We do this by being vulnerable, honest and looking for what your gifts are so you can give them to the public. 

Use your gifts not to become rich and famous, but how it can serve a need in the community.

He has manifested many of his dreams on his bucket list because as he states, “I say it out loud, live it proud and really give it everything I have every day.”

He has experienced challenges in his...

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Be Careful What You Ask For

 

Ask and ye shall receive is such a popular phrase. That is what we are going to do this week.  Our next manifesting experiment is going to be asking for a specific concrete answer.

Watch the video to learn how to ask concrete questions so the Universe can bring us what we desire.

We have to be very careful for what we ask for.

I had a client that said she REALLY wanted to start her own business. Within four hours, she got laid off.

This was a great opportunity to start living her dream immediately.

This is also why we need to be exact when asking the Universe for what we would love.

For the next 48 hour experiment, you will think of a concrete, exact answer you would love to have an answer to.

When I did this experiment, I was struggling financially and was worried about how to pay off my debt. I needed to know if I should consolidate my credit cards or get a loan from the bank.

I asked the Universe which option I should choose.

When driving home from church, I passed a...

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Start Small and Stay Energized

 

What we focus on expands especially when we give it lots of energy and know in our hearts it has already manifested we just haven’t seen it in form.

Our biggest block to manifesting quickly is negative thoughts.

Watch the video to remove that block and how to do our next fun experiment.

When we begin to focus on what we would love, we have full motivation and energy, but when it doesn’t happen fast enough we start telling ourselves, “This is never going to work. This will not come into my life.”

This blocks the energy of manifesting.

Give yourself the opportunity to stay away from negativity and doubt and have faith that the Universe will provide.

For our next experiment, you will place your intent on getting an answer to a question or manifesting a material item.

Keep it small so it can seem more obtainable to your subconscious.

I asked the question of when I should leave for Hawaii and was told in four different ways the exact dates.

My friend asked if for...

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