I am gleefully preparing to set off to England tomorrow... joining up again with the amazing Regression Academy, and taking another step closer to qualifying as a Regression Therapist. I'm looking forward to what I am going to learn and trusting that I have the strength to grow from the experiences! I'm so looking forward to seeing my fellow students and staying in the character-filled Gaunt's House (for those that have stayed there, you'll know exactly what I mean!).
Preparation is pretty important when it comes to planning for a successful trip, but it's also an effective way of eliminating or at least reducing stress in your life. If you are prepared - you've done all that you can do, everything is in order - then you can be confident that you have prepared the way for your plans to take seed and turn out successfully.
Stress is only doubt and fear. When you have prepared, then you have got rid of stress. Relax, and let life happen.
When you think back to times in your life when you were stressed, what was the common denominator? Forget about why you were stressed, just think about what lead up to the stress and what fuelled the stress....
Stress is always about fear. Fact. Stress, worry, anxiety, what ever you want to call it, it resides with fear, the unknown, the 'what if' land. Stress lies in the unknown future, the next page of the story that we cannot read yet. Well, here's something that I learned, there is absolutely no point worrying your way into tomorrow, instead I am happily planning and preparing for it by being positive right here, right now, today.
Preparing for tomorrow can only mean that you enjoy today. Here and now, right here is where it begins. And if, while you are reading this, you're thinking you're a little off kilter, a little sad or down... how can you possibly be preparing for a positive day tomorrow?
I know, it can't be all flowers and roses in life all the time, but if you are feeling a bit out of sorts, just swap the thought for a happy one. The easiest way to do this is with affirmations. Here are a few of my favourites and if you say them regularly, with meaning, they will be true for you.
Everything is working out for my highest and greatest good.
Out of this situation only good will come.
Right here and now I am safe and I am blessed.
Abundance surrounds me everywhere.
I am happy, whole and complete.
There is only love.
Today was such a productive day and it is true that when you're busy you get more done! I used to dream about having leisurely days off, but really, in reality, I would be itching to do something, tick something else off the list! I do like being busy, having a sense of achievement, I really do think that every day is special and it's important to make the most of it.
Today started with a hypnosis session down at Bangor Physiotherapy Practice, and the theme was exam success. I am enjoying hypnosis so much, and I'm finding that I am starting to work more and more intuitively with clients. I guess it's the link with the other energy therapies that I do, such as Reiki and Past Life Regression.
The theme for the script that I created is a topic that can be applied to us all - manifestation. We all have the ability to manifest or create our own reality, and our own success. By placing focussed attention on what we want, affirming it in the present tense (I am... or I have...) and voilà... there you go, our dreams and wishes become reality.
It really is that simple, and as Louise Hay says "think happy thoughts and you will be a happy person".
The idea of the Law of Attraction is a fabulous one, and I always explain it to my hypnosis clients. Even the simple act of sharing the knowledge of the Law makes me smile... when I see people getting it... the a-ha moment ... it is so simple and it is so perfect. And, if you use it, really take on board the concept, well, then magic really does happen.
The Law of Attraction works this way. You decide what you want. You describe it in the present tense (as if it's already happening) and then the Universe brings it to you. And, listen to this, you don't even have to worry about how the Universe brings it to you; the bother of worrying about the details is not your concern... how great is that!
So, let's take for example your finances, instead of worrying about them, let's instead think in terms of abundance. So... what do you think would be a positive thing to say? My personal favourite is "my income is constantly increasing", or what about "abundance surrounds me always".
So, the next time you catch yourself thinking a negative thought, or you get caught in a negative frame of mind, just stop. Focus on your breathing. And swap a negative thought for a positive one.
Just try it, and see what happens.
Ruth Pringle is a holistic health practitioner living and working in Northern Ireland. Ruth is a Usui Reiki Masker Teacher and a Seichim Master Teacher, and has trained in a range of therapies that complement her passion for energy work. Regression Therapy, Past Life Journeys, Crystals, Hypnotherapy, and holistic massage treatments and are included. A wide selection of group events are now also available.