EPIPHANIES

The following tidbits of wisdom are things I seem to repeat

to family friends and clients

because they were pivotal and instrumental to my own personal growth. 
 

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"As you begin to let go of your old patterns, it may appear that things in your life are falling apart. You may find that you have to let go of certain things you’ve been attached to. Some relationships in your life may dissolve or simply “fizzle out” from lack of energy. Old pastimes may no longer interest you. You may even lose your job or decide to leave it.   Of course, these changes can be upsetting and frightening. Over time, however, you will find that this is all part of the transformation you are going through. As you learn to be true to yourself, you will find that you attract people, work, and other circumstances that reflect your evolution and development." Shakti Gawain

"PPS (Perpetual Positivity Syndrome) is one of the most common obstructions to awakening on the spiritual path. Defined as ‘the addictive need to default to positivity under any and all circumstances’, it prevents a maturation in the deep within because sufferers refuse to be present for all that is. Symptoms include a constant need to find the light in every situation, a tendency to forget or ‘rise above’ the negative aspects of their partners, an inability to fully support and hold the space for other’s suffering, and a turning away from the growth work demanded by life's challenges. Instead of forging a grounded, discerning positivity in the heart of all that is, they jump to the light, while averting the shadows that inform it. They reactively bliss-trip, when lessons are waiting in the wings to be learned. Those who suffer with PPS are often of the illusory view that they had perfect childhoods or that they have moved beyond the shadow, but they are sadly mistaken. If anything, their obsessive clinging to the ‘positive’ is rooted in their unresolved emotional material: pain and anger that will only come back to haunt them. At the end of the day (when the darkness settles in…), there can be no light without shadow. And no substitute for hard-earned transformation." ~ J. Kay Brown Lynn

When "I" is replaced by "We", even "Illness" turns into "Wellness".

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of Energy, Frequency, and Vibration. Nikola Tesla

Your health is an investment not an expense. Although it will become an expense if you don't take time to invest in it.

P.O.O.R. Passing Over Opportunities Routinely.

Question Everything!

It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are without any self deception or illusion that a light will develop out of events by which the path of success may be recognized. I Ching

Love is supported by two things: your total surrender into it and your complete autonomy out of it.

EGO: Edging God Out

If you only love yourself 10%, another person can only love you 10%. Love yourself 100%!!!

"Meaning doesn't lie in things. Meaning lies in us. When we attach value to things that aren't love- the money, the car, the house, the prestige, we are loving things that can't love us back. We are searching for meaning in meaningless. Money, if itself, means nothing. Material things, of themselves, mean nothing. It's not that they're bad. It's just that they're nothing." – Marianne Williamson, A Return To LOVE

Embrace your desire for separateness as much as your passion for togetherness.

When hell unleashes its wrath, we learn survival skills in the most unpredictable ways. Strong body is one thing but strong mind is needed to get thru life's challenges. Never let anything break your spirit. Sometimes faith is the only reliable source of strength when the world around us is in chaos.

"Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.".–Jean-Paul Sartre

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop and look fear in the face. you are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along". You must do the thing that you think you cannot do". Eleanor Roosevelt.

Abracadabra: I create what I think.

All change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and Gorgeous at the end!

All great changes are preceded by chaos.

Sad but true: if another person is on a different 'frequency', like radio channels, anything you say, whether wise or sweet or encouraging, will only fall on deaf ears  So goes our individual lessons and journeys in life…Basically people will only see and hear their own level of perception.

Hurt people hurt people. 

The difference between superficial and true aligned integrity: By three methods we may learn wisdom: First by reflection, which is noblest; Second by imitation which is easiest; and third by experience which is bitterest. Confucius  

Stay away from STILL people: Still broke, still complaining, still borrowing, still hating, still childish, still insecure, still stupid, still not making a change in their lives.

No matter what happens or how devastating it is, it ALWAYS serves a Divine Purpose. If you look for it you will always find it.

Your greatest adversary is also your greatest teacher. Like it or not, it is the job of certain people to bring out the worst in you. What they trigger is already in you, They are here to reveal the sore, tender, wounded places in your heart and mind, and they are providing you with a wonderful and divine opportunity for healing. Iyanla Vanzant

The eyes only see what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

Magic truly happens when you are outside of your comfort zone. There are three C's in life: Choices, chances and changes. You must make a choice, to take a chance, or your life will never change.

In the world of the successful entrepreneur, there is no such thing as standing still.

If you have done well, it is your duty to send the elevator back down. Kevin Spacey

Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.

The word 'integrity' comes from the Latin integer, meaning whole or complete. So fractured people are out of integrity with themselves. I don't mean that they're immoral or unethical, but rather that they simply can't gain the power they need, because of their misalignment. The more fractured you are, or the less whole and complete you are, the less power you have. Kris Krohn, Conscious Creator

All flowers grow through dirt.

Life is an illusion created by our perception of events and stories we create around them. Colin Sprake

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Everything that you need will come to you, exactly when it's supposed to, in exactly the right way.

Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.

A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

Fear does not stop death. It stops life.

The older you get, the more quiet you become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realize how much nonsense you've wasted time on.

Today I will live in the moment. Unless the moment is unpleasant, in which case I will eat a cookie.

Don't talk, just act. Don't say, just show. Don't promise, just prove.

Weak people spread rumors. Stupid people believe them.

Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind — even if your voice shakes! Maggie Kahn

If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished? Rumi

When you start looking at people's hearts instead of their faces, life becomes clear.

Pay close attention to whom your energy increases and decreases around. That is the universe giving you a big hint on who you should stay away from and who you should keep in your life. Trust your instincts. Energy never lies.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. Dalai Lama

We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them. Epictetus.

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

"Those of us who study the laws of attraction and abundance, energy work, etc. often come to believe there is a reason behind EVERYTHING that's happening amiss in our lives. We become convinced that if things aren't going our way, if angels aren't running to keep us from stubbing our toe on every rock, that we must be doing something wrong. The fact is, we're living in a fallen world. Bad things happen to good people; and I think we need to stop over-analyzing everything. You're doing your best, keep going, have faith that things will work out. God's got a happy ending in store for you, and every hero by definition must face some opposition to be a hero." – Marnie Pehrson.

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. Mother Teresa

God often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling.

Everything is energy. Your thought begins it, your emotion amplifies it, and your action increases the momentum. Jeffrey Miller

Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing. Eckhart Tolle

As you think, you feel. As you feel, you radiate. As you radiate, you CREATE. Abraham Hicks

If you cannot find a leader that inspires you, be the leader you wish you had. Simon Sinek  

When it feels like He isn't doing anything, that's probably when he's doing the most.

Underestimate me. That'll be fun.

LeAnn Bond Larson: "What a huge epiphany I had last night! I figured out why many LDS shun natural and energy healing!  — It's from a lack of faith. In our culture, (not the gospel) many of us believe that there are only two ways to get healed when our natural immune systems fail us. We believe that you heal from the doctor's medicine/surgery, or from a Priesthood blessing, PERIOD. Anything outside of that is just too weird. 
The problem is that God is not confined to those boundaries. 
When Christ was healing, he was having people do all kinds of nonsensical things to have them exercise or prove their faith. He was making them go outside their own belief systems. The ultimate physician was also the ultimate rule breaker for the leaders of their time and culture. 
The same is happening here. 
Our culture, often does not allow for going outside it's boundaries. Cultural boundaries are what keeps us boxed in, sick and tired and not getting better. It's because we tell God, "Here are the parameters in which I am willing to be healed." and God says, "Huh, I had another idea. Let me know when you are willing to learn what I have to teach you." and so we stay sick. Sometimes all our lives. All of us know someone who is suffering constantly and unwilling to step our of cultural norms and really listen to the pure inspiration of God, I am certainly part of that crowd at times. I have to face my own unbelief here. I do the research, find the solution and then wonder if I really have to do what is taught me. Do I want to heal and be free of my pain and do something weird or do I want to fit in and not risk anything? It's really a question of faith isn't it. 
This is my declaration, that my cultural chains are OFF! 
Man, that felt good to say!" 

"…Trauma is the result of our nervous systems being overwhelmed by experiences that we are unable to tolerate and process. This can be the result of a single life-threatening event, or of repeated stressors accumulating over time. Trauma is particularly devastating if we’re young and vulnerable, so early traumatic experiences tend to have deep impacts that, as adults, we may be completely unconscious of. Mindfulness meditation can reopen these old wounds, and without appropriate support, anyone can get lost in these deeply painful experiences…"  The concept of success, competition and striving for money are not naturally harmonious balanced concepts of life.    Money was installed as a system of indebtedness and control, a prison for the commoners without bars. 
Success and competition are also "I'm better than you" concepts which is not a loving basis, because when you come from those places in your heart the need for winning, to be top dog, top earner, a leader in your field, being looked up to and admired just melt away like snow in the warmth of the sun.
So much of this "get rich quick", be successful and live the life you have always dreamed is complete BS to mislead those who are more gullible and haven't learned to connect fully with their Soul and Source.     Once that lesson has been learned you can move on to true wealth which comes from the beauty of being human on a beautiful planet in a spirit of community and contribution.    If trauma resurfaces during a meditation, a retreat or some energy work make sure you do not let this unaddressed.  That's where my work with RTT and Therapeutic Hypnosis will support you in releasing the blocks and seal the positive changes in your life.    Letting it come out is not enough to heal. You need to understand the source and the impact the trauma had in your life to move on in a positive and healthy way.  Www.nathalieristord.com