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Amazing Grace in Action

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I just watched both parts of the Oprah Farewell Spectacular shows. Yes, they have been on my DVR since May 23 and 24. I didn’t want to see the end. Give me a break; have you ever visited the state of denial?

Intertwined with my love, my awe and my tears I feel such a deep and soul-felt gratitude for the multitude of gifts I have received from watching a lot of Oprah Winfrey shows over the years. I have received emotional, physical, mental and spiritual gifts in the forms of insights, ah ahs and self recognitions directly because of who she is. Her own recognition of who she is and her willingness to do what she is born to do while operating in the energy of an amazing grace is what is truly transmitted across the airwaves. It is who she is that people detect without realizing it.

I first found her show while living in Houston after having done the most profound and life-façade-shattering work with a man named Frank Natale, The Natale Institute. It is as if he helped me to excavate the path through the debris that was my upbringing to show me the depths that lay within me then Oprah joined in to show and teach me many steps along the way for the next 25 years.

Oprah is a human being who, it sounds like, never lost touch with her spiritual self. Watching Oprah being herself and getting better somehow made me want to be myself and get better. Thank you. Namaste

It makes me wonder…

What am I to do with the rest of my life?

What is Source’s vision for me that requires relying on a healthy partner?

How deeply will I go within myself to find the path to do so?

What about you?

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Freedom

A few of us went downtown Austin for the 4th of July Fireworks and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. It was fun to be along Town Lake and it was a good show.

As I was laying back and staring at the sky I wondered what Freedom means to me. There are the standard concepts… A founding principle of this nation in our Bill of Rights is freedom. Our troops help us maintain our freedom. I think of an eagle, fireworks, sparklers.

Then I began to wonder: What does Freedom Mean to People on a very personal level? When someone thinks or says ‘freedom’ what is it that is going on inside. I first think about our Free Will, a quality of our thought process that we are born with and I cherish very dearly. This assures me that my thoughts are ultimately my choice. I get to choose them… And knowing as much as we know about how Thoughts Create Reality then there is always room for hope. We can always change our lives by first changing our thoughts. This is one thing about the Silva Method classes that is generally not spoken about; it teaches you how to think differently giving you management privileges and skills for your thought processes. Very empowering.

Then I considered those great feelings I have experienced many times in life; a visceral sense of freedom that comes when a set of old stale patterns/beliefs/thoughts melt away.  That sense of freedom that comes when somehow, some way I feel as though the mental walls of my life’s possibilities has rapidly expanded. This usually can occur in classes that focus on personal experience. [I am working to bring back a transformational weekend experience I used to do; it was titled Creating Real Magic. This class was an environment for people to let go of their old walls and to imagine going beyond them.]

Then I wondered about how many times my own limiting and personally oppressive thinking has held me back. The joyous part of that realization is to then feel the personal freedom I just reclaimed for my living. I now get to use my imagination and think more expansive thoughts that will lead me to a more expansive life. Freedom is an aspect in the environment of life in which I have the Free Will to choose the direction of my life. This, to me, is a new opportunity to feel greater joy and love about my life. The sense that the intent of life is leading us on an upward spiral and providing us with what we desire is reassuring.

“The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws.” Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind

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Finding a lost item

So, I got home about 8:30 from teaching Silva Life System to hypnotists in Boerne, Texas. Great class. One of my best yet; the last half of this year have had some of the most impactful and energy-filled classes. Good reason to refresh…

Monday I had to go somewhere and my wallet was not where I usually put it. I was feeling tired so I just casually looked for it, remembering when I last had it. I knew it would show up sometime that day. By the time I needed to leave to make a deposit and go set up someone’s computer system, I still didn’t know where my wallet was.

So, I finally went to use a Silva Method technique to find it…

I went to level and visualized the last time I remember touching it planning to trace what I did next with it. I did briefly see where it was but didn’t trust it fully as it was a “light” impression.

So, I did another technique. I cleared my mind visualized the wallet then asked where it is. I cleared my mind and listened for the first words. They were not strong either.

So, I did one that works well for me. At level I visualized and moved my hands as if I was touching and feeling around my wallet; these are strong memories since I’ve had it for a couple of years at least. I brought back those feelings, smells and memories. Then I started to connect with the energy of the wallet and made that energy strong. After doing this I programmed that energy that it would immediately draw my attention to it when I was close by.

Finally, as a cap off to confirm it will happen… I made up a program saying that I was going to count from 1 to 5. At the count of 5 I will open my eyes and will immediately be drawn to where the wallet is located. I will find it and it will be effortless.

I carried out the plan, opened my eyes and was drawn immediately to the pair of short pants I was wearing last night and found my wallet in a pocket. This was where I first saw it with my first attempt.

Hopefully it is useful  ideas on how to apply the Silva Method concepts to finding a lost item.

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An Angel Appeared

Pondering Life
Pondering Life

On Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm I am at the Center for Spiritual Living, Greater Austin to hold the consciousness for the community and to offer donation-based Spiritual Mind Treatments. [NOTE: Since the center is moving, I will not be doing this until we find another space.]

I was there two weeks ago and had one of those “real moments” that make life valuable.

I was in treatment for the center and I heard the door open. This lady I did not recognize came in. She introduced herself as Melissa. She said that she was riding by (on her bike) and was reminiscing about a time before we were using this space. I invited her to look around. I then got to witness a beautiful event as seen from the heart.

Evidently our space used to be an AA office. 15+ years ago she came in, scared, shoe-less and needing a miracle. She had no shoes in her life, was staying drunk and other bad things which I will not write here. She pointed to the spot just inside our sanctuary and said that she sat there as far in the back away from the speaker in the front as possible – scared to death. She was so withdrawn and non-trusting that no one could touch her.

At one point a woman at that meeting came over and told her that she was going to braid her hair. She has very long hair down to her lower back. Melissa did not object. A tear started streaming down her face as she recounted this memory and let this unknown woman braid her hair. She said at that moment her “armor” started to crack a little bit.

She then pointed out that the office for our minister was the half-way room for those who were too afraid to commit to the big room; they would gather there and talk. Have you ever been that scared about your life?

She pointed to the kitchen and said that is the first place she ever did service for anyone or any organization. She continued to recall important spots in the building where healing moments along her journey occurred. It was a beautiful journey, accompanying her on her memory of acknowledgment of her personal progress.

Then she said that where the podium currently is, is where she and her husband renewed their vows, sober together for the first time.

I am the most lucky person on the planet at this moment. To witness someone sharing their story of recovery in such a powerful moment in her life. I could feel her growth in the few minutes she reminisced and shared. Then she gave me a hug. A beautiful moment for sharing.

Especially at this time when we are about to move away from this space because the owner is allowing all tenants’ leases to expire without renewing them. To know that this space for at least 15+ years has been used for healing is powerful. It is nice to know that this healing energy will continue to spread into the new uses of the property.

This is what I call a real moment with a real angel. I had to read a book called Real Moments by Barbara DeAngelou while studying to become a licensed Science of Mind practitioner. It was about having those moments in life that you remember; that impact you on a deeper level. Those moments when two people drop facades and connect from the heart.

[An aside: There’s a graphic that Frank Natale used to use, facetiously called the fried egg, that describes our crust which develops over time that serves to separate us and others from our true selves and each other. I’ll post about it sometime – and do a class about it; personally powerful stuff.]

This was the perfect reminder for me that day of my own progress from my troubled background. Once in a while it is important to acknowledge ourselves for the evolution we have made in this lifetime. Surely we are not the same person we were 10, 20 or even just 5 years ago. I certainly hope not. Quite often we get ‘stuck’ in the gotta-do-to-get mode in life and forget to pause and take stock of how good life really is.

When was the last time an angel visited you?

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What is “useful” Intuition

Intuition is instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
from wordnetweb.princeton.edu

This is one of the many layers of the Silva Method proven subjective educational system: to train a person’s mind to have an ever-increasing faculty of intuitive knowing.

Examples

I decided that I wanted a unique desk/table for my meditation area. I shopped every once in a while and could not find “it”; the right one. A month or so later I was in San Antonio before an event eating at the Souper Salad at 410 @ Blanco Rd. While eating I heard ‘go into the Goodwill’; there is one next door. I never go to Goodwill. I have friends who are great Goodwill shoppers; so I ask them to find things for me once in a while. I have gone in before but just couldn’t find anything. So I discarded the thought of going into Goodwill. I heard it again and again while eating.

I finally accepted that I should follow this persistent hunch and went into the Goodwill. I went up and down aisles and didn’t see anything. Then I walked to the back and found the unique desk-table that I looked and would work well for my meditation area. So, I bought it.

Now, I know even more so. Follow those thoughts that creatively enter my mind.

I’ll ask these questions that lead to different areas that many Silva Method graduates have had intuitive ‘hits’:

What if you were heading home from work and would hear to take a particular route so that you avoid a major traffic jam?

What if you are talking to a sales person and want to know if this is right for you to do?

Would it be an advantage to know what your client needs BEFORE you meet him or her?

If you are having difficulty communicating with someone, would it help to have the skill to detect what the problem might be?

What about knowing which place to move into that will be best for you? Or which job to take? Or what company to approach for a job? Or…

Many people have a difficult time comprehending the fact that they can simply take a class that trains their minds in a way that creativity, intuition and hunches start happening. The thing that I also find interesting is that many people want something different but when that something different is right in front of them it becomes “too weird” or “unbelievable” to do… even though there is decades of research and LOTS of people doing it… so that they live a better quality of life.

Here’s one more example for you: A realtor began a million-dollar closing club just 3 years after getting her license using all the Silva Method techniques. I have her telling her story on video; it’s great – all the poofy 80’s styles 😉 This was someone who really wanted success! The article she wrote is here.

How much do you truly want a better life? Or that job that is better than what you have? Or more income?
AND… What are you willing to do differently for it?

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Quick Success from Silva Mind Body Healing

Tai Chi
Tai Chi

Led by a goal, following intuition.

This is called effortless manifestation. If I would allow myself to do more goals this way… what fun would that be?

I had a result from the Silva Mind Body Healing class. During that class I set as a goal to find a movement (aka exercise) that I would totally enjoy doing. As many recent students know I am currently in week seven of a self-prescribed minimum of three months detoxing, cleansing and eating strictly vegan.

I set this goal of finding the most perfect movement for my body that I would enjoy doing. Well, fast forward to the Tuesday after the class. I went to the south Austin Time Warner Cable office to exchange cable boxes. I left and was driving up South First street heading to the post office and I saw this sign that caused my car to drive into a corner shopping center.

I swear it. My car turned itself into this center when I saw the sign: ‘Qi Gong’ 😉

I thought, innocently enough: I want to go talk with them about what this is. I have had a curiosity since I first heard about it. But sometimes in my life I let my logical mind analyze to paralyze; then nothing changes. Hmmm. I have gotten a whole lot better with that one.

I had no inkling of doing a thing about it. I just wanted information; feed the logic. I signed up for six months of Tai Chi. Evidently this is the basis for learning Qi Gong. I just had my second lesson this evening. Loving it! Loving it!

As Graham was talking to me about it, showing me some moves and telling me how he had healed a heart problem that he was born with, I was reminded that through my spiritual training I have learned healing through spiritual mind treatment. Through my training with the Silva Method I have learned  healing techniques using my mind and hands. Maybe it is time that I learn to move the life force energy even beter through physical movement and learn from a system that has been around for thousands of years.

So I followed my instinct that day and turned in ‘just to inquire’ and ended up being led to my goal: the most perfect way to move my body with purpose as I continue to cleanse, detox and release unnecessary weight. Who knows where this may lead. I’ll just enjoy the journey for now.

Wanna join me? Monday and Wednesday evening 6:45 to 7:30 pm.

It’s bring a friend week: You can come for free Monday, September 7 and Wednesday, Sept 9. Let me know.

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Silva Mind Body Healing class days 2 & 3

Feeling Lighter Already
Feeling Lighter Already

Well, the week got away from me. I ended up volunteering to be the evening host for dinner Tuesday through Thursday since there were so many people who have never visited Austin. Sam, the director from Australia said that he had never eaten Mexican food; sacrilege. Tuesday evening we went to our favorite Chinese restaurant – Din Ho Chinese BBQ. Wednesday we went for “healthy” Mexican food at Vivo and Thursday to Hula Hut.

At this point in class I have chosen more than 20 holistic health goals. I have written out a description of this. We continued the class by focusing our awareness on healing and increasing the wholeness of our different bodies. We all have four main bodies that comprise the wholeness of our life experience and expression. These are the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies.

An interesting point that Laura made was that we can all see the development of our physical bodies and can measure, in general, the development of our mental body. However, when it comes to a lot of peoples’ development of their emotional and spiritual bodies they/we are lacking. Maybe this is because we cannot see the effects like we see our physical body. We do not see the development of our emotions. They are ‘seen’ through our reactions and responses in relationships. And since people are not schooled that they are supposed to keep shaping and improving their emotional body many people do not address this. School does not address this. Families are supposed to. But how many people come from a family of emotional intelligence? <Excuse me. Let me pick myself off the floor from falling over laughing.> And, quite often, we leave our spiritual development up to some authority in a religion that does not give us personal empowerment in this arena. We are supposed to leave this up to someone else’s interpretation.

Like I tell people about the Silva Method classes: Learn to direct your own mind because there is always someone else who is very ready to direct your mind for you… for their agenda. Don’t let them.

I acknowledge a man named Frank Natale, The Natale Institute, for first teaching me that I had an emotional range that went beyond anger or “I am fine”. That is the range that my family of origin taught me. It does not get you very far in life. Through my intense trust of Frank I went through a deeply moving, sometimes very difficult process of learning that there are many nuances of emotions. I trained with him and another of his teachers for years AND I apprenticed with them for some of that time to do what he did. I understand the beauty of our emotions and how they guide us as a feedback system telling us where we are in life. Even more importantly, we can/do generate our emotions to be in alignment with our chosen goals in life. This is called creation. An ever-increasing adeptness at generating emotions that correspond to already having your goals directly corresponds to your skill at manifesting.

I found it interesting that Wednesday morning I had some release of emotions that was very subtle. It happened without cue, randomly. I recognized that it was just old unnecessary energies being released from me. The class was working – the healing process.

In the class we learned some healing techniques, center of the galaxy, soul mold and others. In fact, I had immediate feedback for the class from a lady who had had an accident who repeated a portion of the Silva Life System class in San Antonio a few weeks ago. We did one of these techniques Tuesday late morning. She knew I was in the class and I had told her I would do what I can while there. She emailed me that night saying that at that same time she all of the sudden had a burst of energy and clarity to work with the rest of the day. Makes you go… hmmm

I am very pleased with this new Silva Mind Body Healing class. It is a very beneficial class. Some of us teachers will be suggesting changes and ideas so that Laura can complete it and get it to work in a two-day format. Then we will be trained to teach it. I’ll keep you posted.

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New Mind Body Healing class

OLD POST.

I am attending the Silva International Conference this week in Austin.

The new Silva Mind Body Healing class is today (Monday through Wednesday). Then “The Lost Sense” class is Thursday. Then the weekend conference is Friday afternoon through Sunday.

I have to admit that today surprised me with the amount of self-realizations that occurred during the three different mind-directing cycles.

We began the day by writing down at least 20 Holistic Health goals and writing out a description of who we are as a vibrant and healthy person. Then we did what is necessary for any effective functioning of the mind: Relaxing Mind and Body.  Laura Silva, the president of Silva International, is teaching this to the public for the first time. In that relaxation exercise we created a vibrant vision of each part of our body shining with healing light. With typical specific style, which make the Silva Method so effective as a manifesting and healing system, we focused on specific body systems and areas.

I felt subtle shifts in my body throughout the rest of the day after this one.

We then looked at good stress and bad stress and the 5 core emotions that stress triggers in people: hopelessness, helplessness, abandonment, rejection, things are out of control. From there we identified the specific events and triggers in our lives that we react with anger and fear. After this we did a mind cycle and re-programmed our minds to respond in the same situations. Of course, we use directed and focused imagination at the proper brain frequency to reprogram our responses to triggers.

The last exercise we did was in a mind cycle where we identified a belief that is hampering any progress, identified the origin of the beliefs and reprogrammed that belief.

Wish me luck

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To Michael Jackson… a Bright Bright Star Amongst Us

I scheduled today as a day off for me. With my increased busy-ness teaching on weekends I needed a day of rejuvenation. Of course, my slow day is writing some blog posts, doing some announcements and a few other things like writing a talk I’m giving in San Antonio this Sunday.

But today is set aside to cleanse my body and to honor Michael Jackson.

I am doing one of Dr. Joseph Huerta’s One-Day Detox Teas to cleanse my liver and get my body alkaline again. And I am watching the memorial service for Michael Jackson. Of course, there are tears involved when I’m cleansing and remembering someone who had a huge impact on my life… from a distance, yet seemingly from within.

We are one year different in age and I remember One Bad Apple; I always had to hear that song on the radio when I was 10/11. Then fast forward to me living overseas when his Thriller album and music video came out. I actually bought that black jacket with inlaid red that he wore in that video. I wore it proudly; why did I give that away? I danced to all of his songs in various cities in the US, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Austria and other places.

Then when he and the other star singers sang We are the World with all the heart possible for all the world to be as one… Another song I requested be played over and over from Houston radio stations… and shed tears many times through it.

And I say ‘then, again’ as he was always topping himself as a creative genius and a bright star for the world… but when he sang Man in the Mirror. Oh my God. I was in the process of doing some deep deep soulful searching with a master teacher at that time… and this song was the lyrics of personal growth, personal responsibility and personal empowerment… leading to world enrichment.

How can such a bright star be taken from us so soon?

Did it shine too brightly and burn itself out? Is that even possible? I don’t think so. It’s Divine Timing.

He was a powerful spiritual being on this planet singing the way for all peoples to be as a family to each other. And we see how well the world responded to this challenging concept; challenging to our fears, that is.

He was a bright star, is a bright star and will always be a bright star through his legacy of creative genius, his songs with lyrics of inspiration and his willingness to be as he was created to be: A loving, caring, shining bright star.

Bless you. You are loved!

I want to say ‘I love you’ to him even though I didn’t personally know him. Then I remember what Frank Natale used to say. When you tell someone that you love them you are actually saying that you love who you are when you are with them.

So, I say to Michael Jackson:
I love you for showing me how to love myself through your artistry and your essence.
Bless You. Be at Peace.

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Jack Canfield



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXMLALGOurQ



Jack Canfield, co-author of the “Chicken Soup for…” series of bestselling books. He is endorsing the Silva Method.

Many personal growth teachers, leaders are graduates of the Silva Method including: Dr. Wayne Dyer, Shakti Gawain, Author Richard Bach, Louise Haye.

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Out of a mind hole in a few days

I have some trepidation posting my first truly vulnerable blog post. I am the teacher. My life is supposed to be perfect… My mind begins to drone on and on. I have to stop and remind myself that I do not want a teacher who is not real and does not share, reasonably, their own struggles, doubts, successes and journey. And I want to work with those who undestand the power inherent in this approach. So here goes…

This summer has been a tough one for learning to smarten my heart, experience some heart hits and how absolutely true that it is a MUST that we focus our minds on what we want and stop looking at what we do not want to have. Because where my mind goes, my life flows.

It is the biggest trap created by the ego to get me to ever so slowly fall back into my rut of thinking that has me defined as not enough, it’s not up to me, I can’t do that, other people are doing it to me, etc. That’s the mental drone of living a life of powerless-ness. It begins with one thought from that well-trained aspect of my mind, the ego. The aspect that wants to think that life happens to me. It does not like the idea that life flows through me at my direction. It does not have the self-awareness enough to observe that its own paradigm plays out as itself, the ego; a self-fulfilling prophecy.

As we are fueled with a desire to continue to grow and live better and better lives being more and more of service it is important to observe our thoughts and the patterns that they get stuck in. Are the thought patterns ones that make us feel better and do more or are they patterns that make us feel small and retreat more? Our dominant thought pattern causes a vibration in our energy field which then attracts to us a ‘matching’ life. That is the Law of Attraction in Action.

This summer I had a relationship problem that was hard to understand, difficulties in where I am living on many levels, faced with moving homes without a clue about details, and grief from someone passing on. This mixed with my own lingering doubts about what I am doing to serve others by building a business had me in a negatively-spiralling thought pattern. So I saw my resources dwindle to a scary point which, of course, was a thought that matched perfectly wtih a negative thought pattern. Hmmm… It will just keep going and getting worse if I don’t stop it.

At one point I had to talk to myself consistently for an hour while doing errands, walking through HEB and going to the post office. I was telling myself thoughts like you are always supported by life, life always support you and provides, life conspires on my behalf to bring me my highest good, I deserve it, etc. I had the idea that I would drown out the negative thoughts. Writing an affirmation and reading it a few times a day takes too long for change. I needed/wanted it done with the pressure of a firehose and drown the old thought pattern that was leading me in the wrong direction. It is interesting that this worked incredibly well to completely squelch the negative self-identity. I was not just thinking it. I was saying it out loud, softly in businesses and at a strong level while driving.

At that point I started getting more calls for my upcoming classes and some computer work. I decided to set clear specific goals, listen to positive thought tapes, spend a lot of time relaxing and focusing on what I want using the tools in my classes. It seemed unrealistic from my old-self. Fake it till you make it. I kept telling myself that it works for everyone and the stronger my desire, the more persistent my action, the more intense my feelings that I will feel when it actually happens, and the clearer the directions I am giving to my mind, the sooner it will unfold for me NO MATTER WHAT THE APPEARANCE IN LIFE MAY CURRENTLY BE.

I took it on as an experiment in faith. I keep going back to when I first heard Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith say that we are not here to be sensitive and to react to things but that we are hear to be generators of our own thoughts, feelings and actions. I see that this is the common paradigm shift that allows each of us to accomplish our mission while here. To even consider this is powerful. Much less to act on it.

We are so much more than even those of us who have been searching and learning for more than 25 years may believe. There is always another level of self-attunement available for us to move into… once we are willing to actually perceive it as that doorway which is open right in front of us. We just have to step into the looking glass a little bit further.

The result is that we have found a great environment to move into with a big deck and other amenities where we can only see friends’ houses, trees, grass and hills. I am looking forward to being in a comfortable environment next to our friends who live there and to being surrounded by nature which I find is so inspiring and grounding. I had the best business results in the past two weeks as compared to the past few months. I had the absolute best match of students in the last 2 classes with people coming in from all over the country. This past Sunday in UltraMind ESP we had the most enlightening and inspiring discussion of any class so far. What a jolt of joy that is. Then to hear from one of those today, just two days later, that he had already solved a pestering relationship problem using the mental video technique to communicate with the other side. All of this change happened in less than 2 weeks! That’s all.

I know my current mantra of thought is doing more of this that supports my unfolding journey or service. I wonder how much more can I direct my life while allowing source to flow through me and as a result become more effective in life? I know the answer is.. as much as I am willing to accept.

It’s an interesting journey to discover that we have always held the key to our own greater life. It’s within waiting for us to command it to be so. With this new belief in myself I wonder what more I will undertake. Spirit, guide the way.

I support you, too, in setting yourself up for success by doing the things I’ve mentioned here and by being persistent in your desire to be, do and have more in life.