Friday, September 5, 2014

Meaning: Part II

Your History Is So Much More Than Your Past

The Past is the past. It is not your history.

The past  is full of facts and sequences of events. Funny thing about the brain: once we remember an event, we then remember the memory. The event is gone.

And then we remember what we remember, which may or may not be accurate!

Pile on top of this the meanings that we attach to what little we remember. This is what history is: the past + the meanings we give it.

Look at how history has been given meaning by ourselves or those who wrote it. This is what people refer to when the say that we will see how history will remember us. Maybe it has less to do with memory and more about the meaning we give it.

What meaning have you given your past? Has that meaning made you a prisoner? You don't have to change your past to re-write your history. You don't have to be a prisoner of your history. There are options.

You deserve extraordinary results!


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Meanings: Yours or Mine?

Meanings: Yours or Mine?

From within our own experience, we each get the fun of making decisions and the diversity of the results of those decisions. The experience can be joy and achievement, failure and disappointment. 

We also choose what anything means. 

We choose what success means and what failure means, and the experience will change accordingly. 

You might make the mistake of thinking, or believing, that there is only one meaning for each experience for all people. You might get in the rut of thinking that everyone "should" have the meaning that you have settled on. 

How many meanings are out there floating around among 7 billion people? And who is the arbitrator of meanings? 

And where did you get your meaning? Did you choose it, or did you adopt it? Did you accept the reasoning or the righteousness of the meaning that you adopted? Was it consciously accepted?  Was the meaning adopted merely based on the source?

What about now? Can you replace certainty with curiosity? In any particular situation, can you think of 6 other meanings for that event/action/statement?

Most importantly, what is the meaning for you? Not anyone else. You. 

Meanings: Yours or Mine?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Talking Yourself U.P.

We all want to start our day waking up energized and excited about our day, don't we? One of the great benefits of knowing and living your Zone of Brilliance is that the morning jump start happens a lot!

But what about when it doesn't? What happens on those days when I feel like a slug? And not just physically slug-y, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, too? How do we get that enthusiasm kick started?

Last night my car went to sleep before I got home, so I called AAA, and a guy came out with this battery jumper that had all the power in the world to charge up a car.

Wouldn't it be nice to have something like that for my mornings? (No, I don't drink coffee :)

I do have a jump start! It's a morning ritual of Talking Myself U.P.!

Some days I am on fire when I wake up, excited about my day and my work, and some days, weelll. . . . not so much. And on the not so much days, I go on a rampage of appreciation, or I just start affirming all the greatness of my day, all the great things that I can make room for, all the ways that I can be U.P.:
  • Universally Positive
  • Unlimited Prosperity
  • Universe's Pet Project
  • Unfettered Power
  • Unusually Productive
  • Upper Possibilities
  • Uninhibited Playfulness
  • Uniquely Passionate
  • Ultimately Plentiful
  • Utterly Pleased
Just start talking to yourself. Somebody's listening! You can make a difference - in yourself, and THEN the world.

Talk Yourself U.P.!

P.S. Can you think of some more U.P.s?

Monday, June 30, 2014

Are You At A Breaking Point?

A tree that cannot bend
will crack in the wind.

The hard and stiff will be broken;
the soft and supple will prevail.
 ~Lao Tsu, Tao te Ching

When the world seems to put us in a untenable and impossible situation between a rock and a hard place, how can you bend instead of break?

We get it in our heads that things have to be a certain way, that there is a right and a wrong way. We believe that our choices are limited, or that our values will be violated by an unavoidable situation.

Is it true? What is the hard and stiff here?
Is it the rule? Or our interpretation?
Is it what is expected of us? Or our ability to imagine other possibilities?
Is it really that absolute?

How can you find an alternative that lets go of one thing and the degree and extreme to which you thought you needed.

How can you negotiate with expections, others OR your own? Sometimes we can look at expectations, especially our own, and see that they are the rock or the hard place. Expectations are the source of disappointment and pain.

We create expectations based on the beliefs and values that we develop over time. As we approach each boulder in the road, each fork of decision, is it really that black-and-white? What if we allow our thinking to bend, to become supple to the situation, the moment?

What if we are flexible with our own expectations? What if there is more than one answer to the question, more than one option in the mix?

Knowing that there are options allows us to bend and continue to grow. Without options, we are broken by our own thinking and lack of imagination.

Monday, June 16, 2014

What's Holding You Back? It Might Surprise You...

In a recent workshop I presented exploring the Upper Limit Problems that can sabotage our success, the question was asked, “Isn’t looking for the negative counterintuitive to the Law of Attraction’s focus on the positive for manifesting what we want?”

What a great question! Larry, when I heard that, it reminded me of something I said to my doctor about tests and procedures designed to catch issues early. I said, “Why go looking for trouble?” Of course, my cynical attitude toward the allopathic practices was rearing its head in the conversation, but it’s not a bad comparison to the search for Upper Limit Problems that might hold us back from our potential for success.

The Upper Limit Problems are behaviors that we create after we experience a higher level of success than we have given ourselves permission for. Doesn’t that sound crazy? But it’s true: we have an internal thermostat for how much success we allow ourselves to experience. Much of this Limiting Thinking is formed in our early childhood, amazingly. It could be one simple thing that we heard someone say. It could be someone’s behavior or example that influenced us.

Is it negative to look for this limiting thinking? Let’s look at it from another angle: if we don’t know what thinking is controlling us, how are we going to change our behavior? Without awareness, what hope do we have of creating a new way of thinking – a thinking upgrade?

Larry, awareness is the first step to positive change. And sometimes we need help to become aware. Give me a call when you are ready to go to a level of success that you’ve been dreaming of.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Does The Law of Attraction Work for You?

 Law of Attraction
Mastery Tools:
Living From Your
Zone of Genius

Have you been short-circuiting your access to The Law of Attraction?

The Law of Attraction is a powerful principle. In this enlightening workshop you'll explore some obstacles to the unlimited possibilities that the Universe has in store for you, and how you can easily dissolve those obstacles.

When you step into your Zone of Genius, you tap into a vortex of energy that empowers you to create your Extraordinary Life using the principles that will always serve you.

Sunday, June 1, 12:45 to 2:15 with
Larry Watson
Author, Transformation Coach
Suggested Love Offering: $20 or joyful amount
(Light snacks provided)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Simple Truth About Healthy Boundaries: They're Softer Than You Think

Boundaries can seem illusive. Other times it can feel like they have to be hard and harsh. Maybe not so much.

We're talking about emotional boundaries, as well as boundaries on our time and energy.

One of my clients gave me permission to share this revelation: she said that the term "boundaries" brought visions of a high chain linked fence - electrified - with razor-sharp barbed wire on the top. If you want to extend the metaphor, there might even be some verbal machine gun emplacements.

OK, let's step back a little bit. My experience has shown that the most important boundaries are the emotional ones. And the metaphor that came to mind is two bodies of water.

Think of them as yours and "theirs," one colored blue and one orange. The boundary can be as thin as a membrane that keeps them separate.

Because when the boundary is gone, they mix, the color will be brown, and the source and experience of each is lost.

If we maintain our boundaries, we can observe and even appreciate the others' thoughts, emotions, experiences without feeling the need to take them on as our own.

Freedom. Freedom to be ourselves, freedom from a false sense of obligation, freedom from feeling responsible for someone's experience.

Boundaries = freedom. Not exactly the image of an electric chain-link fence.

When we want to set boundaries, heavy artillery is not required. Only awareness and resolve.

To your freedom!