“NOTHING COMES FROM NOTHING…”

“NOTHING COMES FROM NOTHING…”

Yes, it is a line from the musical “The Sound of Music”. In my mind I can still hear Julie Andrews’s beautiful voice in the movie version. “Nothing comes from nothing. Nothing ever could. So somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good.”

Doesn’t that sound like what we call our “karmic returns”? In other words it is the deeds you perform, the emotions you send forward, the thoughts you continual rehearse, and your habitual ways of relating to life events that create your life experiences by way of the immutable and universal law of karma.

If you are not thrilled with the situations in your life today, fortunately creating positive change is remarkably simple. As a hypnotist I have helped many people make sweeping changes with the use of hypnotherapy. To create wonderful life affirming results all you need to do is change what you are focusing upon. Bring gratitude, joy, love and light into your thinking and emotions. It is easy to see what isn’t working but much more important and profitable to look for what is possible and beautiful.

I hear you say “but what if this negativity is just from some past life of mine? I can’t change that.” The good news is it makes no difference how an unwanted situation arrived or what drew it into your experience. What does matter is that you begin today to think, feel, speak and act differently, in a much more positive vein. You may well be surprised how quickly you can create beautiful changes to benefit all your days.

Among the many other ways of improving your personal karmic returns is to take a deliberate 2 week news fast: no TV, no radio, no internet. The so called news being spewed forth by the various media is deliberately focused on what is wrong with our world not what is right. Just stop listening to what is wrong. It is much better to believe that within any soul’s action or any groups’ action, no matter how seemingly horrible, there is still the possibility of great light and love present within each individual. All people, regardless of their current actions, are still endowed with a fantastic spirit which can be awakened.

If enough of the earth’s population began using heartfelt gratitude in addition to adopting an unwavering belief in love and light and continually sent those energies forth we could reach the wonderful tipping point of 51%. In other words that percentage of positive energy being poured forth would change the whole world. It could mean the end to senseless acts of violence!

The good news is that reaching the tipping point could begin with you and me using our positive thoughts, actions and emotions. Are you with me? Let’s start today!

Rev. Lois Cheney
RevLois@gmail.com

WHAT BETTER TIME?

WHAT BETTER TIME?

Yes, what better time than right now as the New Year approaches to clean your mental, emotional and physical house?

Your mental “cupboard” filled with your past experiences and ideas may have been presenting you with the same old beliefs and decisions over and over. As a hypnotist I know habits are powerful but they can be changed! What if you were to decide to make your own thoughts and desires concerning possibilities for the year 2016 much different? What positive results might present themselves if you were to look at life differently?

Perhaps this year is the year to believe in your own dynamically unlimited possibilities. You could make this coming year the time to assert your own latent abilities and self-esteem! Go ahead with faith and bring forward those things you always wanted to do or even wanted to try but were reluctant to attempt because of imagined possible failure. Make January 1, 2016 a springboard for new experiences. Make all of 2016 your best year yet!

Do you need to change your emotional responses also? We can be so accustomed to responding to certain events in a preprogramed emotional way that we simply fail to notice there could be another response. In other words we might feel that this or that other event is working against us when in fact we can use any situation by drawing on its energy to move forward!

Our automatic emotional responses can be changed. Instead of “oh no” when a seemingly significant “roadblock” appears we might feel or say “isn’t that interesting” and just keep moving ahead. In fact harsh or obviously unwarranted criticism from anyone can be allowed to bounce off you or even be used energetically to propel you forward to your personal desires or destination. Your emotional responses to life events matter!

Why would I mention cleaning your physical house as well? Our homes when they house unused or unusable items can contribute to cluttered thinking and negative reactions as well. For instance is there something that you own that is owning you? Are you required to dust it, move it around, move around it or otherwise care for it when you really don’t want or need it? In other words anything whether it is clothing or appliances or furniture that is no longer of use, needs to be donated, sold or tossed.

It is particularly heavy and potentially depressing to be “warehousing” the clothing of someone who used to live with you and is long gone elsewhere. Your home needs to be your home! Make your possessions serve you, not the other way around. You might be pleasantly surprised at how airy and light your home’s energy will feel when you discard any unnecessary items.

Clearing and cleaning your past mental storage, your emotional responses and your physical home can result in a whole new and more positive you. All three aspects of sanitizing can bring you to see all of your experiences with new eyes. You really can become more of the person you were born to be. Just tackle one aspect at a time. Be ready to be pleasantly surprised at how your life experience will change!

Rev. Lois Cheney
RevLois@gmail.com

HOW ‘NEW’ WILL YOUR NEW YEAR BE?

As we birth the New Year 2016, our thoughts return to the year now past. Perhaps we feel many things could have been better. We see loss in various human arenas…finance, institutions, relationships, and more.

We need to ask ourselves if we want a rehash of 2015 or if we are willing to make the effort to create situations and events in and around us that are truly new. To have a “new” year we must begin to think, act and feel differently about ourselves, our experiences and our abilities.

At this special time of new beginnings I offer these ideas: First, forget the so called “failures” of the twelve months past. Those losses and the actions that created them are over. Instead whip out a sheet of paper and pen. Begin to write everything you did that was a “win”.

Call your list MY SUCCESSES. Documenting your “wins” as a list will be the first step toward your new creation, your new journey. Whatever you did at any time that brought you a good feeling about yourself, your motives and your abilities, write it on your list! The act of writing anything gives it special enlivening energy.

The reason for this exercise is not to encourage living in the past but to allow you to remember and feel those special positive energy and power filled times. What name do you give the power behind those winning memories? Do you think of it as the energy of intuition, Spirit, God, I Am, High Self, Light or Love? Whatever name you give to it that power is still with you to use in any way you can think, dream or imagine.

By making the “My Successes” list you will begin to remember many previously forgotten successful decisions and adventures. Take that energy of success, use it to model your ideal new year.

Did you know that your powerful subconscious will always carry out your orders? Every repetitious thought and emotion you feed to it will be saved, worked with and brought to manifestation. It is a 24-hour-a-day worker. It never becomes tired and it never grows old. Be sure to feed it with your highest thoughts and feelings.

When you access your own “feel good” emotion you have accessed your personally powerful fuel and igniter fluid for constructive manifestation. Throw out any limiting ideas. You know what you desire. Now you have the way to ignite those desires!

It is no secret that most of us can tell you what didn’t work in our lives or what isn’t working. Why fritter away our dynamic energy resources on such a wasteful pastime?

Start cleaning your mental and emotional “house”. When a particular personal habit is a stumbling block, it not only has to be removed but it has to be replaced! It is good to remember that anytime you create a vacuum by removing an idea or emotion, you need to replace it. Otherwise that “hole” will be filled with the “first available”. Most likely it won’t be what you would wish.

As you add to your winning list you will build your confidence in your ability to make changes. The exercise will also bring to the surface new inventive ideas. Start a second list of POSSIBILITIES.

Allow the new ideas to approach you as they are. Just because a particular idea seems beyond your abilities at the moment, write it down anyway. Remember that tomorrow everything can change. What seems impossible today may be right next week.

Do not throw away any of your inspired thoughts. Acknowledge each of them as they arrive. WHEN IN DOUBT…WRITE IT DOWN!

I would like to share with you an excerpt from an e-mail I received from The Intenders group some years ago:

“You are called, now, to give birth to a new way of life for yourself and for all those who walk this world with you. You stand poised at the threshold of great expansion in your perceptions, your possibilities, and your consciousness.

Now is not the time to settle for less or to think small! You are here to rise up and out of the prevailing paradigm of beliefs by shining your light, sharing your joy and your love.”

Happy 2016! May it be your best year yet!

Reverend Lois Cheney
RevLois@gmail.com