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CLOTHES IN THE CLOSET


Yes, at last after all the home renovations I am able to open the bedroom closet and see my old familiar clothes “friends” with me here in Rogers Arkansas. Why is that important? It is mostly because Jake, Booboo and I moved our home base from the far west of Arizona to the heartland of northwest Arkansas.

Nothing seems to settle me down like having familiar things around me. In this case it was my shoes, dresses and sweaters. Opening the closet door and having my red jacket smiling back at me was pure delight. Of course after all the unpacking and reorganizing our little dog Booboo is especially happy to enjoy her usual bed, treats and toys.

When you consider it, most of us are operating on habitual expectations. We depend on the familiar. We have certain firmly held beliefs. We expect to know which cupboard, which drawer holds the knives and forks without a lot of searching. We hold a memory card for that specific location. Also depending on traffic lights as we travel, we know to stop the car without a lot of thought about what a red light means.

In general habit serves us very well indeed until we cease looking at some aspects of it. When we make decisions on life’s recurring issues by merely following what we always do in similar situations, we may cut off some more positive options.

The actions we take may be on seemingly small problems but unfortunately everything we do affects something or someone else. It pays to open up our thinking to allow that there is almost always more than one solution to any challenge.

I was teaching an intuitive development class for the college in Arizona when one of my students asked me to give her a method for forcing her coworker to agree with her own firmly held plan of action. She wanted to mentally force her coworker to see the “right” way. I suggested that just possibly there was more than one way of resolving the problem, more than one possible solution. I guess I was too forceful because my student didn’t return!

Habit many times serves us well. All I am suggesting is that sometimes we need to consider some of our more imbedded habits and automatic reactions. It is good to see if a certain familiar path has lost its usefulness. Occasionally we might catch ourselves using outdated solutions we used as children which no longer work in our adult world.

As a certified clinical hypnotist I am often asked to “reframe” ideas, those old knee jerk reactions and habits for a client. The subconscious mind will do anything for you given the right instructions. Hypnosis is a reliable way of imbedding those new instructions. With the deep meditative state accessed through hypnosis you always have the option of creating a new improved neural pathway for more positive results.

Call for more information on how I might help you achieve your goals. Rev. Lois Cheney 928-300-2030 or RevLois@gmail.com

OUR BOO BOO AND “TOMORROW”


Boo Boo is our little mixed breed dog. Yes, she is overweight at 14 pounds (our fault for over indulging her) but nevertheless a real love. I was talking to her this morning and petting her.

I wanted to tell her that in just a few short days the movers will come to load up many of our things for Arkansas. What we didn’t want to take of the furniture would go to charity. You see Boo Boo is very possessive of her things. It is her couch, her eating chair, her special pillow etc. I admit she is terribly spoiled. We treat her like our own little girl. Of course I wanted her to know that there would be a new couch for her to lounge on, even though things were changing, she would have everything she needed.

So while I am trying to explain all this to her, I suddenly realized that dogs have absolutely no concept of “future”. They live totally in the moment: “I have food, I have water or I don’t. Or I need to go out.” So how could I tell her that tomorrow she will have a big grass yard to bury her bones? How could I explain that the lower altitude in Rogers Arkansas would feel better on her hurt foot?

The very best I could do was to keep her close to me and warm. I would be careful not to let any of her special sleeping blankets or pillows get away. I would keep as much of the familiar things close at hand as I could and hope that would be enough. Her comfort is important to me and my partner Jacob.

With all of this I began to think how much better we people might be if we were able to enjoy each one of the “now” moments. If we could be aware of what wonderful things and people we have in our lives in this minute, wouldn’t we be happier? But no, instead of enjoying what we have, when we have it, we are always wandering off with our thoughts into future possibilities where life would be better.

You can be sure that I do as much future planning as anyone. To progress with relationships, work, or play, we need our visions. The immutable laws of attraction and positive energy projection are wonderfully powerful tools. At the same time, it seems more joyous overall to allow also moments through the day to remain conscious of each breath of the beautiful and flowing “now”.

It is for our own healthy living to remind ourselves that this moment in time is important. Every minute of every day is a gift and an opportunity. You are blessed with this earth experience. Live, love and feel with strength and intention.

Rev. Lois Cheney
www.PrescottPsychicMedium.com
RevLois@gmail.com

IF A SINGLE MATCH…

IF A SINGLE MATCH….
If a single match can drive out the darkness in a room, how much more powerful is the “Light” of one illumined person?

Can you by shining your Light release the darkness of negativity or conflict in any situation that presents itself? Could each of as hopeful enlightened souls decide to step away from harsh judgments and instead offer our blessings?

Many times we speak of the desire for peace in our lives and our world. Is it not up to us then to be at peace? Let the words we speak and the thoughts we think be filled with love and gratitude.

Think for a moment about our personal close relationships. Think about our family, intimate friends. Do we allow those people to have ideas that are different from ours? Do we let them express their thoughts without voicing our criticism? Let us remember that there is always more than one way to successfully approach life’s varied challenges.

In addition to be more accepting of our friends and family, let us step away, look away, from the harshness of the news media. Decide to take a lengthy vacation from the bad news of papers and televised disasters. Realize the exaggeration of unhealthy events simply is amplified to draw attention for the purpose of selling a product!

Instead of unhappy reading and viewing, bring your imagination to what is good and desirable. Create with intention. Tap your own latent power with the help of your powerful high self, guides and angels. We are all needed and able to create a better, happier, more positively productive world.

Reverend Lois Cheney
RevLois@gmail.com
(928)300-2030

KARMA: GOOD? BAD?

KARMA: GOOD? BAD?
Karma gets such a bad rap! No karma is not only “bad”. In truth karma is not “good” either. In fact karma itself is quite neutral. Karma is simply the energetic return of all our thoughts, feelings, words and actions. Karma is revealed in our day to day life experience.

In other words whatever we send out with an emotional charge, there will always be a return. The look or feel of the created karmic response may be quite different. It can be difficult or even impossible to access the originating cause. Yes, the original source of the energy may not be obvious but depend on this: what was sent forth will return!

When life seems to crash down on us in unappreciated ways, we might blame everything from our family to the stars but the truth is we simply need to change the way we are responding to life’s experiences! Blessing what happens is a much better response. It is not really im-portant the why and wherefore so much as our response to it.

I have a friend who when life gets messy simply says “Isn’t that interesting!” She unabashedly looks forward to what great thing this so called disaster will bring forth into her next new experience. She opens the door to allow delightful changes. By blessing the apparently unhappy and ugly instead of hard resisting, she invites beautiful outcomes. I have to say that her mind set and consistently different approach appears to always work in her favor.

You might ask “what if my awful karma is a result of a past life?” That is kind of the “it’s really not my fault” excuse. Whether it is this life or some other lifetime your way to better experiences right here and now is still the same. Using the approach of sending light, love and acceptance to whatever you encounter will make improvement in the next appearance. “This is bringing in something great. I can hardly wait to see what happens next!”

This way of viewing things may not come naturally to most of us but with a little practice it will get easier and easier. Eventually putting joyful anticipation first will become the normal way of making life an exciting adventure. “Oh, boy! I know this next happening is going to be something great!”

If you are ever tempted to judge the experiences of friends or even strangers, resist! Putting your energy into the problems of others is equivalent to binding those same or similar difficulties to yourself.

It is not healthy for you to reiterate to yourself or anyone else how awful and horrible anything or anyone was. Re-member your subconscious is always listening and believes it is your desired and repeated experience! It is fine to send light and healing to anyone but be sure you are not sensing or amplifying their discomfort
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To enjoy life’s varied experiences, it is important to make the decision to smile at all of it. Expect joyful progress. After all we are here on earth for our souls’ advancement. The only way to move forward and learn is through experiencing.