Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The One Command

"I don't know the first step I need to take to start my business, I only know I do so now, and I am fulfilled."

"I don't know how I learn to trust myself, I only know I do so now, and I am fulfilled."

"I don't know how I deflect the negativity of others, I only know I do so now, and I am fulfilled."

I have been saying the above phrases, and many others, to myself all week.  They are examples of The One Command, a process which allows the brain to access the theta or dream state, which assists in the manifestation of desires and wishes.

We spend most of our lives in the beta brain state.  This is the state that causes us to fear and worry.  It is the state that is concerned with the past and the future, and it tries to keep us from making the same mistakes which have previously caused us pain.  The theta state allows us to circumvent our fearful thoughts and beta state, and get in touch with our subconscious to make positive changes in our lives.

I must admit, when I first heard about The One Command it sounded a little too good to be true. I decided to research it some more and found Asara Lovejoy's website.  The website didn't resonate with me, and I decided not to pursue it any further.  Then I received an invitation to attend a local workshop in Pittsburgh, hosted by Judy Burke.  I attended the workshop and was immediately intrigued.  I have been using The One Command every day since the class.

Has my life changed dramatically with the use of The One Command?  No.  Have I won the lottery?  No.  Is this process appealing to everyone?  No.  What I have noticed with the use of the command is that I don't get upset as often as I used to about insignificant things, and if I do it is easier to snap myself out of it.  Like anything, I think the results will be more profound with practice.  I'm satisfied enough with the results that I'm going to start teaching my Reiki clients how to do this, as well as utilizing it for myself.  If it sounds interesting, I invite you to investigate it further, either in your local area or on Asara's website.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Giving Thanks to the Turkeys

I live in a neighborhood that is over one hundred years old and less than 4 miles from the city.  It is certainly not the type of neighborhood where you would expect to see wildlife.  For the past week, my companions on my morning walk have alternated between a herd of deer and a flock of turkey.   I never gave my encounters with animals a second thought until I discovered Ted Andrews book "Animal Speak".  The book suggests that when we see an animal, especially multiple times, that it is not just a coincidence but a symbol.  Each time I see an animal in an unusual situation I head for the book and check out the meaning.  Here is the explanation for deer -

"When deer show up in your life it is time to be gentle with yourself and others.  A new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened or born.  There is going to be a gentle, enticing lure of new adventures.... When deer show up there is an opportunity to express gentle love that will open new doors to adventure for you."

The turkey is sometimes known as the earth eagle and symbolizes a year of harvest.  The male turkeys have been putting on quite a show in the morning, tail feathers perfectly fanned out behind them, bright red wattles inflated.  The wattle is very symbolic in itself, "linked to the ancient idea of the third eye, the inner vision often associated with the pituitary gland in more traditional metaphysics.  The brow center or third eye is the center for higher vision, and is often considered the seat of the feminine energies within each of us.  This reflects its tie to the Mother Earth and all of its feminine energies and possibilities."

Some people would say that the flock of turkey live in my neighborhood, so therefore it is not unusual that I see them every morning.  I could agree with that line of thinking.  What I can't explain is why less than a mile from downtown a lone turkey walked across the road and stopped in front of my car.  And that was the second sighting I experienced outside of my neighborhood this week.

Are the deer and turkey trying to tell me something?  I can't say for sure, but I do know that the last week has been filled with opportunity and awakening and great possibility.  A year of harvest is upon me.  And for that I am thankful.