Modern Alchemy: Creating Desired Change In Your Life

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Hello, dear reader!

What is the point of this site, Alpha Alchemy?

In late 2011 I began learning about metaphysics, and I was blown away. What do I mean by the word “metaphysics”? By the word “metaphysics,” I am referring to the principles and laws that the Universe behaves under. And when I say “Universe,” I am not talking about space, planets, and the Sun. I am talking about life. I am talking about the day to day experience in a human body on planet Earth that we call “life.” At the time, I was blown away by the idea that my own life was directly influenced and determined by my thoughts, emotions, and behavior.

Fascinated by the profundity of the idea that I create my own reality through what I think, feel, and do, I began to research and study metaphysics aggressively. In 2012, I started this blog. On Alpha Alchemy, I have posted some of the best findings in my personal research to create desired change in my life.

Since I started studying metaphysics and applying the principles to myself, things have continuously improved. There have been ups and downs, but the general trend has been one of improvement…improvement that I specifically chose. My hope and intention is that the information on this blog will help you to change your self and your life into those that your heart truly desires.

Why the name Alpha Alchemy?

At the time I started this blog, I was practicing the Silva Method, which teaches you to consciously change your brain frequency to the Alpha level (the brain is in the Beta frequency for the majority of people, the majority of their time awake). I had incredible successes and results with the Silva Method. That’s where the word Alpha came from.

Since the purpose of the blog was to give information that can be applied to create desired change, the word Alchemy was perfect. Alchemy is a word that is used to describe the science of changing something from one form into another form; transformation.

What I have learned so far:

So far I have learned a lot. I have learned a lot about metaphysics, the Law of Attraction, personal development, relationships, communication, money, economics, investing, occult, Jesus Christ, the Buddha, secret societies, conspiracies, energy, health, feng shui, esoteric things, tarot, ghosts, demons, aliens, angels, yoga, channelling, channellers, past lives, and then some.

I have learned that there are 3 keys to creating desired change in your life:

  1. Intentional studying.
  2. Developing a supportive mindset.
  3. Taking action.

1. What is intentional studying?

Intentional studying is studying, with intent. (Duh.) I have learned that to create desired change, the study of two specific things would be highly beneficial:

  • metaphysics, and
  • the specialized knowledge that pertains to your desires.

I suggest studying metaphysics because by understanding HOW your thoughts, feelings, and actions manifest the results you get in your life, you can better understand your current results, and by understanding your self and your results you can make more efficient changes to your self to more easily create the changes you desire.

Specialized knowledge is knowledge that specifically pertains to whatever it is that you want to be, do, or have in life. For example, if you want to improve your health, you would study nutrition, fitness, different ways of exercising, etc. If you want to improve your relationships, you would study psychology or communication. If you want to attract a mate, you would study dating, attraction, seduction, or relationship-related personal development. If you want to manifest more money, you would study money, wealth, abundance, prosperity, investing. If you want to create more success in general, you would study success, personal development, and self help. So the question then becomes: what specialized knowledge would help you create the change you desire?

2. How do you develop your mindset?

In developing your mindset, you want to learn about:

  • Beliefs and changing them
  • Emotions and changing them
  • Habits and changing them

These things subconsciously drive your behavior. In developing your mindset, you want to learn to have conscious design and control of what you believe, how you feel moment to moment, and your habits. These things are the ways that you send out vibrations, and you will get results that directly reflect the vibrations you are sending out.

3. Take action.

This is the tricky one. Taking action is something many people will not do. They will be held back, held down by their own fear, by their own guilt, or by their own shame.

This is exactly why you must work on your mindset. You would benefit greatly from the study of emotional healing, emotional releasing, and emotional clearing. Non-supportive emotions from your past may be holding you back from taking the necessary actions that will produce the results you want in your life.

Action is the bridge between what you desire and it showing up in your life. By constantly studying metaphysics, constantly studying specialized knowledge about what you want, and constantly developing your mindset, your actions will constantly become more efficient, and will constantly produce better and better results.

The future:

Right now (July 2014) some incredible opportunities are manifesting in my life. These opportunities are a direct result of doing the 3 things mentioned above. The help of mentors and like-minded friends served to fuel my momentum (big hint), like a mushroom that makes Super Mario bigger and more powerful.

With these amazing opportunities, my time has become increasingly valuable, and I will not be posting regularly as I have been up until now.

If you would like to stay connected, follow me on social media. I am consistently active on social media, and I will continue to share the gold nuggets of information that I encounter. This blog has accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

If you do not have social media accounts or a smart phone that supports social media applications, you can simply return here, to this post, and click on these Twitter and Instagram links to see all posts on that account. To make it really easy for yourself, bookmark this page.

Suggested resources:

Besides the posts on this website, there are a number of specific resources that I would recommend as my personal favorites.

Law of Attraction:

Metaphysics:

Health:

Relationships and Communication:

Money

Thank you for reading. Thank you for deciding to invest in yourself. Your decision to improve your self and your life will give benefits to people and things far beyond you.

 

 

 

 

The Secret – Full Movie

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I stumbled across this full version of The Secret on Twitter.

The Secret was one of my first introductions to the Law of Attraction.

While this is not a complete or comprehensive work on HOW to use the Law of Attraction, it is a great intro nonetheless. If you would like more info on HOW to use the Law of Attraction, I highly suggest Rhonda Byrne’s second and third books: The Power and The Magic.

I do not know how long it will be up, so watch and enjoy it while you can!

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Source: The Secret

Clutter – Blocking the Home’s Life Blood

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In my learning about Feng Shui from my mentor and my own independent studies, there is one universal idea that repeatedly seems to come up first:

Clear out clutter.

Why does this particular idea repeatedly come up FIRST?

In this excerpt from Spirit of the Home, Jane Alexander explains why and how clutter needs to be cleared if someone wants to have better results in their life.

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“You may be attached to your clutter or you may loathe it but, whatever your attitude, you need to clear it. You’ve heard this before; you’ve read it in a host of magazine articles and in every book on feng shui. So why this war on mess? Surely we don’t want our homes to become impersonal, empty wildernesses? Well of course not. But there is a world of difference between a home which reflects its owner’s personality in carefully chosen objects, magazines and books and one which is so jam-packed with stuff that your mind reels.

First and foremost, it is very hard to feel relaxed and comfortable in a home which is messy. On a physical level, clutter attracts dust which makes many people sneeze or have other allergic reactions. On a psychological level, clutter irritates the mind; it reminds us of things which need doing, fixing, finishing, starting even. Clare Cooper Marcus points out that when our home environment gets ‘out of control’ we feel disordered in ourselves:

Who hasn’t had the experience of tidying a cluttered desk and subsequently feeling more able to think straight? Or of cleaning out stuff from an attic or storeroom and feeling a great sense of accomplishment, or perhaps a feeling of being more in control?

I couldn’t agree more. I find I become depressed and overwhelmed when my study becomes messy and disordered. An hour or two’s ordering and a clear, clean desk makes my whole spirit feel lighter and work progresses as if by magic. International space clearer Karen Kingston puts it this way:

If you have a pile of papers in your room your energy automatically dips because you know it needs attention…every time you walk into your home and there are things that need repairing, letters that need answering, junk that needs clearing, your energy can’t flow internally because of what is happening externally.

Clutter – Blocking the Home’s Life Blood

Mess and clutter don’t just affect us, however, they also affect the homes we live in. In the dictionary you discover that clutter means confusion, a confused heap, turmoil, din. It is also a variant of ‘clotter’ which means to run into clots. Imagine your home as a body. In our bodies, blood runs through our arteries, veins and capillaries. If, for any reason (smoking, bad diet, too little exercise etc.), these blood vessels become furred and thick-walled, the blood cannot pump effectively through the body. If the blockage becomes too extreme, the blood cannot squeeze through. Sluggish blood flow is one of the major causes of blood clots which, in turn, can lead to heart attacks or strokes. In a house the equivalent to life blood is energy, or chi. If the energy in your house cannot circulate easily, it becomes stagnant and sluggish, just like the blood. Nothing affects this subtle energy as much as a pile of rubbish or unfinished business. So imagine that all those piles of papers and books, the broken tennis rackets and fishing nets, the drawers stuffed with old clothes are clogging up the arteries of your house. The solution suddenly becomes really obvious: clear them out.

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Source: Spirit of the Home by Jane Alexander

The Truth About the US Dollar – aka The PetroDollar

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What is the US Dollar?

Is it money?

What is its value?

Why is it ubiquitously present in every area of our lives?

What is its history? What is its current situation? What is its future?

Now I must admit right off the bat that I am an incredibly enthusiastic student of today’s information source, FTM Daily. I have been a regular listener of their podcast for months. I have read their book. And since June 2014 I have been a paid member for this company’s incredible service.

This video covers a topic that is rather esoteric, and yet very very real. This topic is directly connected with every single area of our lives. It is directly connected to all the little luxuries and pleasures we enjoy day in and day out. It is connected to all the things we need to survive and live comfortably. I first learned about this topic sometime last year, from this exact company. And since I learned it, my curiosity to know more has continued to grow in time.

What is this topic? The truth about the US Dollar.

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Listen as Follow the Money Weekly Radio show host, Jerry Robinson, explains the shocking truth about the coming collapse of the U.S. Dollar. In this video, Jerry Robinson explains the Petrodollar System and how it’s collapse will destroy the dollar through hyperinflation.

Jerry Robinson is a popular economist and best-selling author of the book “Bankruptcy of our Nation.”

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Source: FTM Daily

Are Lukewarm Relationships Good or Bad?

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Relationships account for SO MUCH of our general happiness.

In this article from Teamworks blog, we learn a basic model of bonds (or relationships) that has three types: strong, neutral, and weak.

Whether we realize it or not, we all have a bond with every single person we interact with on a regular basis.

Our neutral relationships have hidden potential to become weak or strong. Transforming neutral relationships into strong ones can serve to benefit the entire team connected to the duo.

Read on to learn how “strong duos have a positive effect on the entire team.”

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How lukewarm duos can get you into hot water

Here’s a quick quiz. Think about your relationship with each person on your team, and note whether any of them match the following description:

  • Your conversations are cordial and generally stay on the surface.

  • You only really interact when the work requires it.

  • There’s very little friction but also no real connection.

Sound familiar? Then you likely have a lukewarm bond with someone at work, or what we call a “neutral duo.” A duo, by the way, is simply you plus another person. You’re in a duo with each person on your team, whether you think of it that way or not.

And, odds are, you’re not thinking much about this neutral duo. There’s nothing overtly problematic about the relationship, so you don’t see it as a liability. And because there’s no deep connection, you don’t see it as an asset. But weak bonds like this have hidden pitfalls — and also hidden potential.

To put this in context, consider the three main types of duos: Strong, broken, and neutral. It helps to think of all three in terms of basic equations.

Strong duos have deep reserves of mutual trust and understanding. When there’s friction, it’s productive. You bring out the best in each other — and accomplish far more together than you do alone. It feels like 1+ 1 = 3.

Broken duos are characterized by a lack of trust. You both feel misunderstood or unappreciated by the other. You tend to work at cross-purposes, and the relationship drains you each of time and energy. It’s like 1+ 1 = 0.

Neutral duos are neither strong nor broken. The bond is just kind of weak. There’s no negative effect — but also no added value. It feels pretty much like 1 + 1 = 2. For now.

Here’s the thing: Neutral duos can easily be broken or boosted. And that’s why it’s a mistake to take them for granted.

A weak bond is fine so long as the pressure’s off. But when the team hits a wall or something goes wrong, there’s no bank account of trust to draw from and no deep understanding to trigger empathy. That can lead to misinterpretation, frustration, and even outright acrimony.

With a neutral duo, it might also feel as if there’s less at stake. There’s a reduced sense of personal investment, because you haven’t yet put care or work into the relationship. So, if things take a wrong turn, it makes it easier to shrug your shoulders and write the person off. And even when things aren’t going poorly, neutral duos suppress the overall energy of the team. They make the work feel more transactional.

But even more important than the hidden risk is the hidden potential. With a little extra effort, a neutral duo can become a strong one. And strong duos have a positive effect on the entire team. They not only get more done, they get it done more easily. They have a shorthand that expedites collaboration and a shared sense of purpose that drives the work forward. They boost each other’s confidence and optimism — thus elevating the belief of those around them.

A neutral duo is really just a strong duo that hasn’t yet been activated.

So, what does it take to turn “1+1=2″ into “1+1=3″? Honestly, it all comes down to a little curiosity and the desire to make a human connection. Presume the other half of your duo is interesting, and try to find the parts that interest you. Grab lunch or coffee together. Book some 1:1 meetings. Make time for casual banter. Fill in the gaps of knowledge about your respective backgrounds, interests, passions, and pet peeves. Consider what you have to learn and what you have to offer.

And begin making deposits in your trust bank account before you need to take out a loan. The more you signal faith in people, the more they live up to that expectation. If you start acting like you’re in a strong duo, pretty soon you will be in one.

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Source: Teamworks blog

10 Clean Eating Tips – Do’s and Don’ts

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Health is wealth. Eating clean is one of the absolute KEYs to BEING healthy, to LIVING a healthy life. It’s much more than just having a smoking hot body. It’s about feeling great, feeling energized, healing from illness and injury quickly, it’s about having a body that feels and looks as good as you want it to.

The term “eating clean” or “clean eating” can be vague, especially if you are not familiar with nutrition.

This article from SkinnyMS.com is a nice little primer for some basic concepts behind “eating clean.”

Here’s to your health and happiness.

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Eating Clean is Easier Than You Think

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When it comes to dieting, lose the fads. The single most effective way to lose weight and maintain health is by making lasting lifestyle changes. Clean eating is a lifestyle that puts the boot to processed, packaged foods dripping with salt, sodium, and unpronounceable ingredients. It focuses instead on natural, nutrient-packed foods that let your body run the way it’s supposed to. Change how you look and feel with our clean eating tips.

  1. Do eat four to six small meals a day. Smaller, more frequent meals will keep your blood sugar levels stable and will increase your metabolism. And, because the meals keep the tummy satisfied throughout the day, you’re less likely to turn into a pantry-raiding snack monster.
  2. Don’t skip breakfast. Never. Ever. Your morning meal establishes healthy metabolism throughout day. What’s more, if you skip it, you’ll likely find yourself consuming larger quantities of food at later meals. For healthy breakfast ideas, try the Skinny Ms. e-Book 7 Power Breakfasts.
  3. Do drink. Water, that is. Drink at least four to six glasses of H2O every day to keep the body hydrated. Water also helps the stomach feel full, making you less likely to give in to unhealthy snack attacks. For a refreshing twist on this go-to drink, try Morning Lemon & Mint Water.
  4. Don’t drink too much alcohol. Whether it’s wine or beer, alcohol offers only empty calories and no nutritional value. If you’re going to enjoy alcohol, save it for special occasions.
  5. Do keep clean eating snacks on hand. Whether the day is filled with the kids’ sports events or running errands for an elderly parent, it’s easy to give in to the bad snack temptation. Stay on your clean eating track by packing up healthy snacks in advance. Find easy ideas in 15 Grab-n-Go Snacks.
  6. Don’t sabotage yourself with sugar. Excess sugar is linked to a higher risk of obesity, high blood pressure, and inflammation. Packaged and processed foods often flood the body with unneeded sugar. Even a product that sounds healthy, like store-bought applesauce, often contains too much refined sugar. Instead, satisfy a sweet tooth with natural sugars, like those found in a whole apple.
  7. Do get very veggie. Vegetables deliver nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber. Load up on veggies with these 6 Meatless Meals. They’re simple, healthy recipes that are perfect for busy nights.
  8. Don’t serve super-sized portions. Even if you’re eating a clean diet, it will be hard to lose weight eating portions fit for a sumo champ. Check out Learning How to Control Your Portions and the Skinny Plate Challenge.
  9. Do combine lean protein and complex carbs at each meal. This clean eating one-two punch decreases insulin spikes and maintains energy levels. The combo also acts as a natural appetite suppressant, helping you feel fuller longer. Pair Chicken Pot Roast with your favorite salad topped with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, or red wine vinegar.  Need some ideas for salad toppings?  Check out 11 Tasty Salad Toppings for Weight Loss.
  10. Don’t go into the week without a meal plan. Can’t answer the question, “what’s for dinner tonight?” Be a planner. Decide on a week’s worth of clean eating recipes ahead of time so that you don’t get stuck feeding the family a boxed meal containing processed or powdered who-knows-what. Start with this 5 Day Clean Eating Dinner Menu.

From planning clean eating recipes to watching what you drink, you have the power to change how your body looks and feels.  Take your first step today!

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Source: SkinnyMS.com

Thriving – How Much Is Appropriate?

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I follow a page on Twitter that is a fantastic resource for learning about the Law of Attraction and manifesting.

That page is The Secret – Law of Attraction.net.

In this particular post, Rich posted a quote from Abraham Hicks about thriving.

The other day I was talking to a friend on the phone about the Law of Attraction and manifesting what we want. We were talking about two particular aspects of manifesting:

  • manifesting what you want, and
  • keeping it.

Getting what you want is one thing, keeping it and THRIVING are different. Beliefs about how much you deserve, how much is appropriate, how much you can have, how much is too much, exist in your subconscious. Once you manifest what you want, these beliefs come into play and will express themselves. How can you tell what those beliefs are? Look at your results. Once you get what you want, watch what happens next.

Watch how much you allow yourself to thrive. How can you allow yourself to thrive even more? Easier? With less effort? With more joy?

And as Abraham says, you have to ask yourself, “At what point do I lose the balance of thriving?

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“YOU HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO BE ALL RIGHT WITH THRIVING”

“You have to find a way to be all right with thriving because you are always going to want to thrive… The economy is moving forward in response to the desires of people. And depriving yourself of something does not make more money for someone else to spend… If there were not people who were purchasing things, then all of the people who are working at manufacturing and marketing them would have to find some other ways of making their living… There are so many people who innately want to thrive, who as soon as they begin thriving a little, begin imposing all of these exterior judgements about how much thriving is appropriate, “It’s appropriate to thrive that much, but not that much.” And you have to ask yourself, “At what point do I lose the balance of thriving? – Abraham Hicks

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Source: TheSecret-LawOfAttraction.net

The Pineal Gland Diet

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The pineal gland, as it is known in scientific words, is also called “the third eye.”

It is directly connected to your experience with consciousness and spirituality.

This infographic from PositiveMed shows 6 ways to nourish your pineal gland, and lists a few things that malnourish it.

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness.

Matthew 6:22-23, King James Version

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The Pineal Gland Diet

The pineal gland has been known as the master gland, and the gland that governs over our third eye, its also known as the center of psychic awareness in the human mind. It is smaller than a bean and is located inside a ‘cave’ behind the pituitary gland, this amazing gland produces a hormone you may have heard about, melatonin, which regulates human daily body rhythms that deal directly with the day and night cycles.

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Source: PositiveMed

Iraq, Oil & The Coming Wealth Transfer

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Last week I posted Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity Accelerated Crash Course video.

That video will catch you up to speed on the economic, environmental, and energy crises we are facing as a planet.

Here is a recent interview Chris had with USAWatchdog.

In this interview Chris discusses the current situation in Iraq, oil, and possible consequences that they can lead to.

After 18:55 they discuss how wealth will transfer throughout this situation. If you for some reason or another can not watch the entire video, watch the last 11 minutes where Chris talks about wealth and its transfer. My intention is to serve you with this information so that you can understand the situation at hand (for all of us) and how we can prepare to benefit from it rather than suffer from it. Enjoy!

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Iraq, Oil & The Coming Wealth Transfer

“Yesterday, Chris was interviewed by Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog. Greg was a former investigative correspondent at ABC and CNN who now operates his own digital “news station”. He invited Chris on to discuss the latest implications of ISIS’ inroads deeper into Iraq, as well as the larger consequences the world faces if plunged into another — potentially worse — Great Recession.”

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Source: Peak Prosperity

Children Change When They Feel Connected and Understood

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Humanity is waking up, and those that are awake are faced with the challenge of waking others up. Those that are waking up, or ascending, or becoming enlightened, are often referred to as lightworkers.

One of the biggest challenges lightworkers face is the challenge of effectively influencing others to WANT to wake up as well.

Many lightworkers are uneducated or inexperienced in the ideas of influence and communication, so when they try to share their enlightenment or try to share the revelations of their awakening they come off as evangelistic. This then turns people OFF from the amazing enlightenment and revelations the lightworker has to share. The problem was not in the package, the problem was in the delivery.

This was a problem I faced, particularly when it came to the overwhelmingly overwhelming amount of evidence that UFO’s and alien’s are as real as concrete. I got in to so many pointless arguments with people, and it was because my delivery was ineffective.

What is the point of all this? The points are these:

  • Relationships are EXTREMELY important to us.
  • We can improve our relationships with others and ourselves by studying and practicing communication, influence, and change.

This article from Psychology Today was written for parents that desire a positive change in their kids’ behavior, and yet the principles of behavior and change can apply to all your relationships.

Understanding and applying positive changes like those in this article can make your experience with others a much happier experience. And if you are a lightworker that is here to change the world, understanding and applying the ideas in this article will help you to better do your light work.

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Children Change When They Feel Connected and Understood

“New Year’s resolutions remind us of how difficult it is to change, and our children are no different. As a child psychologist, I get daily phones calls from parents asking me “to change” their children’s behavior. While parents want to help their children, they often do not understand how the change process works for children. I hear their frustration when they ask me to “Please help him to stop lying, or teach him to control his anger, or get her to lose weight.” They are concerned parents and doing the best they can by asking for help. I wish it were as easy as waving a wand at their child and saying “Now change!” Children do not have the cognitive or emotional capacity to appreciate the importance of making positive behavior changes and thus they do not have the inherent motivation required to change. Children can develop motivation to change in response to strong connection with an adult. A classic example of this is when an underperforming child begins to perform after developing strong rapport with a new teacher.

 Behaviorists, myself included, can impact behavior positively by teaching parents and children to participate in behavior change plans. Examples include: Ignoring a toddler child’s frequent tantruming behavior and instead rewarding compliance, eliminating blurting behavior by rewarding waiting behavior or teaching an anxious child relaxation and positive thinking techniques to use before peak anxiety times. In order to generalize these changes, the child needs to develop motivation beyond external rewards. Real change happens as a result of a strong connection between child and parent and the child developing an inherent desire to act differently to please the parent as a result of their connection.

Here are some considerations when helping children change:

1. Be flexible. Children change in response to their parents’ flexibility. For example, if a child hates the feel of wool against his bare skin, a parent’s ability to be flexible and accept that their child may not be able to wear the new, very expensive wool sweater, will not only eliminate behavior outbursts but also establish trust because the child sees that what he says is important and acted upon.

2. Parents may be frustrated because of their child’s problematic behaviors and yet they need to put their aggravations aside long enough to engage in a positive connection with their child on daily basis. Parents who initiate and commit to 5-10 minutes of daily or near daily, 1:1 time with a child doing an activity report an improvement in their child’s behavior. A child’s self-esteem is also positively influenced as a result of a strong parent-child bond.

3. Parents need to meet their child where they are. If rapport is tarnished and interactions are negative, this is not the time to focus on changing behavior. Instead rebuild trust and then together work on improving the troublesome behaviors.

4. Parents can model positive behaviors. If a parent wants a child to get more exercise, they can engage in an exercise program and demonstrate how it’s done.

5.. Parents can change together with their children. Parents who want their children to eat healthier need to have a healthy diet that they insist on for the entire family.

6. When parents are frustrated because they can’t get their child to change, they need to remind themselves of how difficult it is to change, especially when there is not internal motivation, as is the case for children. As a reminder they can ask themselves “How eager am I to start exercising when my spouse pushes me to?”

7.. Parents will be most effective when they can take a step back, trust the process and focus on connecting with their child instead of controlling his or her behavior.

References

Authoritative Parenting: Synthesizing nurturance and discipline for optimal child developmental. Larzelere, Morris and Harrist. American Psychological Association, 2013.”

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Source: Psychology Today

Stress and Your Body

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What is stress?

Short answer: It’s an emotional state.

Long answer: It’s an emotional state that can ruin your health little by little. And if stress is allowed to control your state MOST of the time, it can lead to the death of your physical body.

This infographic and article from HealthyWomen.org explain exactly HOW stress affects your body and mind. It also suggests mindful practices for dealing with stress, such as meditation, yoga, and tai chi.

I have personally tried all three, and find them to be very therapeutic.

Meditation helps me in being more and more at peace, more and more calm and in harmony with what is happening, less and less emotionally reactive.

Yoga has taught me how to feel the connection between mind and breath, and through it I am developing more ability to control mental and emotional state through controlling the breath.

The point is this: learn how to manage your feelings of stress, or the stress can become like a leak in a ship.

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The Effects of Stress On Your Body

“Stress sweeps through your body like a thunderbolt, wreaking havoc in its path

Let’s face it, life happens, and just getting through your day-to-day obligations—work, relationships, kids, money issues, traffic jams—can make you feel like steam is shooting out the top of your head.

Stress doesn’t just affect your thoughts, moods and behavior. It also spurs the release of several hormones in the body that can cause both physical and mental problems.

Increases in the stress hormone cortisol, for example, can lead to a number of problems, big and small. High levels of cortisol:

  • Cause excess oil production that can trigger skin breakouts
  • Slow your body’s metabolism, which affects how much glucose is absorbed into your bloodstream, leading to spikes in insulin that can cause you to store abdominal fat
  • Create irregular menstrual cycles by suppressing production of estrogen and progesterone, which can make it difficult to conceive
  • In combination with adrenaline, can cause high blood pressure, a condition that can result in irregular heartbeat and constricted blood flow and may eventually lead to heart disease

Ever notice that when you’re feeling tension, your muscles stiffen? This does more than induce poor posture. Tense neck muscles can lead to tension headaches. And muscles aren’t the only things that seize up when you’re stressed.

Your digestive system may also slow down. Certain kinds of stress cause your body to go into fight or flight mode, diverting energy away from all functions that are not immediately essential, such as breaking down that meal you just ate.

Finally, if stress levels aren’t kept in check, they can potentially hinder the growth of cells in the hippocampus area of the brain. In addition to creating a feeling of stress and anxiety, this can contribute to feelings of depression.

Luckily, there are relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga and tai chi that you can employ to help calm body and mind.

A 2013 study out of the University of California, Davis showed that mindful meditation, a type of yoga that focuses on meditation and breathing techniques, can lower the levels of stress hormone cortisol in the body.”

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Source: HealthyWomen.org

Quick Start for The One Command

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Last Friday I posted a video about The One Command.

I have been fascinated with The One Command book, podcasts, and YouTube videos recently. I have personally had some really cool results working with this technique so far, and some of the success stories in the book are incredible.

If you have a free hour to enjoy, check out the video I posted last week.

This post is a quick start from DeliciousHealing.com that describes the technical steps of The One Command, and includes a short guided audio through the process.

I hope this technique helps you in your journey to create the reality you desire!

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“The One Command is a quick and easy way to manifest the improvement you’re seeking in your health. Using six easy steps you reprogramme your whole being to attract the health you seek.

You make your command while in the very relaxed theta state, so it comes from Source which has a much greater power and perspective than your mind.

Choose your command

First decide what you want to change about your health – this will be your ‘command’. The easy way to find your command is to identify something you don’t like and then turn it around to its opposite.

For example:

  • ‘I don’t want to be depressed any more’ might become ‘I feel light and joyful’.
  • ‘I’m fed up of having a sore back’ might become ‘My back is comfortable and working perfectly’.
  • ‘I can’t get back to sleep’ might become ‘I easily sleep through the night’.

Notice these commands use positive statements, stated in the present tense, and they are short and simple.

Once you’ve worded your command,  work through the following six steps of  The One Command, or if you prefer listen to my audio recording ‘A Delicious Moment of Commanding Health’.

1. Ground

Close your eyes. Wriggle your toes and imagine roots from the soles of your feet going deep into the earth. Allow the power and riches of the earth’s energy to rise through your feet and up your body into your heart.

2. Align

Allow the earth’s energy to radiate out from your heart. This aligns your purpose with the unconditional love of the universe.

3. Go to theta

With your eyes still closed, gently roll your eyeballs up so they are looking towards your eyebrows. You’ll probably feel your eyes flickering a little. This takes you into the slower theta brainwave of a deep meditative state.

Imagine a golden channel of light coming up through your body and out of the top of your head. Allow it to take your awareness out of the top of your head, through the ceiling, through the sky, through all the galaxies, right to the very edge of the universe, where all is velvety black. Notice a speck of white light that draws you quickly to it, and allow yourself to pop through into the white luminescence of Source.

This is the place of infinite possibilities, where you can create anything you want.

4. Command

Silently say your command to yourself:
I don’t know how, I <<insert your command here>>,  I only know I do so now, and I am grateful.

‘I don’t know how’ is a very powerful phrase, because it cuts off your negative thinking.

5. Expand

Pause and allow your command to expand into its full capacity. Be receptive to any insights you may receive from the larger perspective of the universe/source/God. Silently say ‘thank you’.

6. Receive with gratitude

Now relax your eyes, and allow the energy of your command to download its way into every part of your body, every organ, every cell, right into your DNA. Unwind, unwind, unwind as your old limiting beliefs and conditioning dissolve away. Rewind, rewind, rewind, as you allow your command to filter into every cell, and every strand of your DNA.

Become aware of your body again, and your feet on the ground. When you’re ready open your eyes. How do you feel now?

Your command is complete; you have downloaded a new programme into your neurology. Unlike affirmations you don’t need to repeat your command.

Should any doubt or uncertainty emerge about your command materialising, simply meet it in the moment, by turning it to its opposite (which will be a positive statement) and making another command.  You may need to command on several doubts as they surface.

For example:

If you start to think ‘My back is still sore, I don’t think this is working’, do a new command along the lines ‘I don’t know how, I believe this process works for me, I only know I do now, and I am grateful.

Like most things The One Command gets quicker and easier with practice. To help you get started, you may like to listen to my audio.

The Delicious Nugget: The One Command is an easy six step process you can use to command your health back!

This copyrighted process was developed by Asara Lovejoy and can be found in her book The One Command.  For more information about the power of The One Command visit www.asara.com.”

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Source: DeliciousHealing.com

Feng Shui Home Energy Makeover

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If you have been following this blog for at least a couple of weeks, you will have noticed that I have been posting about feng shui a lot recently.

I have been posting about feng shui for a number of reasons.

  • The more I learn about energy and metaphysics, the more feng shui makes sense.
  • Feng shui influences reality in mysterious and incredible ways.
  • One of my mentors and his associates have story after story about the wonders feng shui has done in their lives and the lives of their clients.

Here is a cool infographic on how to makeover your home’s energy from one of my favorite feng shui resources: the Tao of Dana.

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“There are so many easy ways that you can shift a day, and its all subtle and simple!

Raising the energy of your home magnetizes your whole life.  This many be simple, but its effective!

When I can’t write, think straight, or even feel anxious, this little routine clears the road and helps me get stuff done.  It raises your elemental “metal” energy, allowing you to focus better and breathe a bit more easily.  And, yes, feel free to make substitutions wherever applicable: feng shui my way is all about what works best for you! xoxo Dana”

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Source: Feng Shui Dana