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2016 NEWSLETTERS

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BLOG POSTS

Our Journey - April 2016
Venus...the Goddess of Love!

Unconditional Love...Nurturing Our Inner Child & Mother
April 11, 2016

Our Journey - March 2016
Igniting & Calming Your Fire!

Self-Identity Through Ho'oponopono
March 23, 2016

Our Journey - February 2016
Into the Depths of Mother Earth

Releasing Fears & Finding New Ways to Work with Them
February 10, 2016

Our Journey - January 2016
Balancing the Elements of Your Birth Chart

Manifesting the Best Year of Your Life!
January 5, 2016

OUR HEALING JOURNEY WITH NATURAL STONES, ASTROLOGY & OTHER HEALING MODALITIES!

RELEASING FEARS & NEW WAYS TO WORK WITH THEM

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Last month I spoke about “Manifesting the Best Year of Our Lives”, and setting intentions. Thank you so much for all your feedback, it is greatly appreciated! I am so happy to hear that many of you are off to such a great start!

The topic of Fear has come up in our family recently and I know that many of us have had experiences in this area and some may be even holding you back from having the “Best Year of Your Life”.

In order for us to make room for the new and great things we are creating for ourselves, we need to be sure we have let go and released all that no longer serves us. Fear is one of the most common emotions that blocks our flow and has the biggest rewards when we can identify them and choose to work with them.

Fear can take us off our path, more often than actual attempts to try things and fail. Think about times that have come up for you when you have procrastinated, had creative blocks, unhealthy relationships, or things generally not going well in your life. Could the be in the your way of your harmony? Of course it could be other things, but why not do a little “Fear Check”?

Fear Can be a Good Thing and a False Thing…
When there is an actual threat, then our emotional response of fear serves us well to protect us from danger. Our fight or flight mechanism kicks in and helps to guide us to safety. It is also a true emotional response when we are about to lose someone or something that is important to us. These are very real experiences in our lives we all go through and cope with very differently.


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However there is also the kind of fear that pops up that is false, when we are faced with taking action to achieve our dreams…personal, professional or spiritual. Here is a acronym that can help us to remember this type of fear…

F - False
E
- Evidence
A
- Appearing
R
- Real 

Meaning there is no true threat of immediate physical danger, or of a loss of someone or something of value to us. It is an illusion that we fabricate in our minds, stories that we tell ourselves and make our bodies feel its real, by experiencing anxiety.

Most of us have experienced this type of fear. I have, one of my past fears of was around judgement. I use to really have a big button around being judged and I let it hold me back from a lot of things. The time I have spent healing this part of me has been one of my biggest lessons. I now embrace it with huge gratitude as it has taught me so much about myself and how to treat myself and others with kindness.

If you or someone you know is suffering from anxiety, there are many options available to you. I can only suggest as others have for me, to explore new and different ways of working with our fears as opposed to fighting them. 

Here are a few resources that may inspire you…

Breath work…

Great for all to watch and practice!

Robert Litman’s Youtube video on The Relationship Between Breathing and Anxiety is a great resource. Be sure to google him.



Two Great Books!

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Dr. Russ Harris, author of The Confidence Gap” offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to “get over” our fears, he says, the secret is to form a new and wiser relationship with them. Paradoxically, it’s only when we stop struggling against our fearfulness that we begin to find lasting freedom from it.

Drawing on the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a cutting-edge form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, “The Confidence Gap” explains how to:
- Free yourself from misconceptions about what confidence is & how to build it
- Transform your relationship with fear and anxiety
- Clarify your core values & use them as your inspiration and motivation
- Use mindfulness to effectively handle negative thoughts and feelings.

Thought provoking and great approach to work with your fears!

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One of my favorite pages of this book says…“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you? The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them. The hunt to uncover those jewels - that’s creative living. The courage to go on the hunt in the first place - that’s what separates a mundane existence from a more enchanted one. The often surprising results of that hunt is what the author Elizabeth Gilbert calls “Big Magic”.

A very inspiring book!

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Sometimes just a few words are all we need to open the window and let the light shine in…

A Healing Quote…
A wise woman once said… “What other people think and feel about me is none of my business”. What I feel and think about myself is! I really feel that! How about you?

An Affirmation…
This is a really good one, but why not create your own?

I accept and love myself and create peace in my mind and heart. I am always divinely protected. - Thank you Louise Hay!

Visual Release…
I love the photo above of the little girl blowing bubbles! It is such a great visual and physical act of release and who doesn’t love blowing bubbles?

Our Thoughts & the Words we choose…
Remember what we think about we bring about. So it is also important to shift the words we chose to use to more positive words when we speak to ourselves and others. Fear and anxiety can be great teachers, including the way we speak of them.

If in the past for example, we had been prone to anxiety attacks, why not turn it around and look at it more positively and think of it as an awareness event instead? What is anxiety but our bodies making us aware of something we need to deal with, right? Think about it. Would this not be helpful? This can teach us to calmly shift our focus to…what is my body trying to help me be aware of? Instead of… oh my god my heart is racing, I am totally stressed out, I am so afraid, I’m freaking out right now and all the repetitive chatter that occurs when we focus on the negative. 

Are there words that you commonly use that could be turned around to teach your brain to see them as a positive experience?

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Sacred Stones to Assist Us with Our Relationship with Fear & Awareness Events!

I will always recommend you follow your intuition when it comes to working with stones and healing yourself. There are however stones with well known properties that may guide you to start with, to strengthen your own intuition.

See if any of these resonate with your energy:

Looking for other stone properties and stones we sell? Visit our new “Elemental Stones” Section of our website.


Your Birth Chart

A few weeks ago I started a new feature called “Our Journey”. The focus is to assist us in learning more about ourselves through Crystals and Astrology. I will offer the Free Birth Charts again starting March 7th. If you would like to have a copy of yours feel free to submit your information using the Birth Chart Form. This is free for our Members only.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me via email.

Until next time!
Warmest regards,

Deborah

February 10th 2016