Archive for December 2018

In this new year, we'll all need to discover or enhance the more peaceful nature that resides in us. We're in stressful times but there are many compartments within ourselves to handle life in different ways. Perhaps the most important is our peaceful center so we can collect ourselves and live in more light. This takes mindfulness to find the presence of being while in chaotic times. Bill Dennis is a retreat leader and helps people find their inner vibes that sustain them. He'll be speaking with us while on his current trip to India where he's working with homeopaths. Some of you might remember him as a founder of the old East West Bookstore in Manhattan.

This is an important time to become more centered and able to handle the unique energies that are now at play in our world. We need to find ways to weather the storms and stay whole and productive.
 
We can locate these moments of inner reflection no matter the circumstances around us. Perhaps even the NY subways can work for you. Of course nature is a good place too. It might just be a moment or an hour.
 
We'll be talking about the value of inner work and why we need to find ways to make it a regular part of our lives.
 
Tune in and hear from a master of retreats whether they be in India or a corner of your room.

Everyone has some family issue or another. Maybe everyone tried their best when you grew up but they might have done better. So many different personalities and needs were present and somehow we got through it with some of us in much better shape than others. Now is the time when many families reunite and try to have a good time together. It's usually not so simple. What are your expectations and what are theirs? Often, we're plugged into the consciousness of our inner child and many of our idiosyncrasies show up. A lot of family politics gets played out. 

Maybe tuning into this show will help you have a better perspective and be more prepared for this emotional time. Just to be mindful and stay as centered as possible can help. When you know you're going to get triggered, you can find strategies to manage it. Perhaps just taking some quiet breaks can help you get re-centered.
 
There are often family members who can't behave and you might be one of their targets. Is it really a time to "have it out?". Is that what you're there for? I hope not although let's not make it all wrong. Sometimes, letting some feelings get exposed can help people iron things out to do a better job in the future. You have to decide what kind of holiday you want.
 
Tune into the interview with Barbara and get yourself in the right mood for a good time.
 
Barbara Berger's newly revised best seller is "The Road to Power, Fast Food for the Soul" and truly deserves its popularity. Her book indulges in so many lifestyle applications that you can really fine tune yourself.

The holidays are a time of deep feelings of all kinds. They certainly play out differently for everyone as we are all living different life stories. Those stories are amplified when there are so many social gatherings and most are very meaningful. Holiday spirit can be very uplifting which can help many people who are having a tough time. Whether you're on the giving or receiving end, or both, it's the time to connect deeply with all those around you, even strangers. I love being out on Christmas or New Years Eve when so many people are well wishing everyone they come into contact with or initiate contact with.

I think it's fascinating to learn that each year, beginning on December 18th, all 13 Heart cards play out, card by card, to the 30th. Each day is a different heart card. Christmas Day is the 6 which is the card of heart responsibility and we're drawn to make the day count. It's also a time when we judge whose heart isn't or hasn't been responsible which can create too much drama between us at that moment. December 31st is the only day of the Joker Card. It's a time when our lives are exposed to us and we think about our year. January 1st starts the full suit of Spades beginning with the King which is the mastery of consciousness so it's surely the best day to create resolutions. Tune in to hear from Alexander Dunlop, our card master, to learn more about this powerful, emotional time and how to play these cards right. He's the author of "Play Your Cards Right" and can help us get through this time. To find out what birth card you are playing, go to lifeelevated.life and provide your birth date to know your unique birth card.

Steve Gottlieb is back and will talk about managing emotional stresses we may find ourselves in during this very social season. Even if everything is going well, it's a busy time and can lead to overwhelm. Tapping (EFT) is great to shift your energy and find new strength and calm. For many, there are a multitude of holiday factors including parties, food, gifts, transportation and just getting along with family, friends, associates and even strangers. Managing health issues during this challenging time can also be greatly helped by tapping.

Steve Gottlieb, an expert EFT practitioner and I are going to talk about the ways in which we tap to change our mood and even physiology.
 
We've programmed ourselves to handle stress in often stressful ways and It's really helpful to root out and cancel these programs. This can be done using muscle testing to see what ideas you can hold or not and if your mind doesn't agree with your positive statements it will weaken you. That means your positive ideas aren't scripted to support you and you need to change the way your brain holds them.
 
Not all of us have access to muscle testing but we can discern when stress is getting the best of us and we can own up to being too stressed. We can tap directly for that. You can go to Steve's website to learn all the techniques.
 
Tapping and making affirmative statements at the same time can help erase the unconscious script and write new ones.
 
Tune in to learn more about this wonderful process that can free you during this emotional time.

Living in the present sounds like a great idea but are you always able to stay there? Do you often wander into the past or the future? Maybe it's a good idea to think back on wonderful experiences and the opportunities the past has given you. Perhaps it's also a good idea to think ahead to a great future and make plans for it. So then why is there an emphasis on staying in the present? It's all about how you hold the past and future and their effect on your emotions. If you're drawn to past negative experiences or are fearful about the future, then it might not be helpful to go there. The present is an expansive place of oneness even if the immediate past or future feels limiting. There's no negative opinion about each moment of pure "what is". Maybe you won't be happy in the future and have been unhappy in the past. Those are only in your mind.

Your life can be so much more happy and calm when you focus on the immediate moment you're in and let time and space have its own dance around you. Learning to experience being present is a great art and Kevin Murphy's book "The Three Rooms" can really help you find your way.
 
Join us to develop this art better.

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