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SOUL MATES by Jeane Watier – Free on Kindle March 5-9

SOUL MATES

SOUL MATES

SOUL MATES

From different worlds, Jace Rutherford and Cassandra Van Broden are an improbable match, but add a sweetly eccentric, psychic old woman to the mix and anything is possible.

In a story of unlikely connections, a friendship ensues between Jace and his elderly neighbor after she hires him to drive her car. Lady Sophia Langdon then summons her grandniece, asking her to write down something of great importance. A chance meeting leaves the two young people at odds and has Cassandra questioning Jace’s motives in working for her wealthy aunt.

Cassandra is awed by her aunt’s gift to her—a series of universal truths, simple yet profound. Enriched by the wisdom and excited to share it with others, Cassandra is devastated when her beloved aunt passes away before conveying the final truth. Jace, too, is shaken by Sophie’s sudden passing. Her advice has helped him immensely, and he finds it comforting to replay their conversations in his head. But when those conversations take on a whole new dimension, he discovers that the power of a soul connection can defy the boundaries of this time-space reality.

Three unlikely soul mates drawn together by the powerful LAW OF ATTRACTION.

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Mates-ebook/dp/B00BKBMU8S/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362497109&sr=1-3&keywords=Jeane+Watier

WHY AFFIRMATIONS DON’T WORK

As I’m doing research for my latest novel, I’ve been reading about hypnosis, self-hypnosis, hypnotherapy, etc. One of the books I read called, Through the Open Door, Secrets to Self-Hypnosis, gave me some insight into why affirmations (for the most part) don’t work. The book explains that we have a barrier between our conscious and unconscious mind, a filter system that protects us from suggestions that may not be in our best interest.

“The anti-suggestive barrier is the part of the mind that ‘protects’ the unconscious from suggestions that seem to be dangerous…(however) this barrier does not always identify truly dangerous problems. It only repels what the mind has been conditioned to believe is dangerous. (It) rejects input…that is not consistent with what is already in the unconscious mind.”

This barrier is made up of three parts: logic, emotions, and ethics.

  • The logical barrier protects us from suggestions that don’t jive with our sense of logic.
  • The emotional barrier protects us from suggestions that may hinder our security or self-confidence.
  • The ethical barrier protects us from suggestions that go against our ethical beliefs or morals.

The goal then is to overcome or find resonance with these barriers to create inner harmony—thereby opening the unconscious mind to POSITIVE SUGGESTION. We can do that by constructing messages to ourselves that our unconscious mind will accept.

Of course the book is talking about self-hypnosis, so the person would be in a self-induced trance state when the suggestion is made, but I really believe this can also apply to what we tell ourselves on a daily basis.

With LOA teaching, we learn that we get what we expect, however expectation is a belief that lies primarily in our unconscious. That’s why there is so often a discrepancy between what we think we are thinking about (conscious desires) and what is coming to us (manifestations)

We have deeply rooted belief systems in our subconscious, forming a barrier that can negate conscious thoughts and affirmations. The good news is that when a statement does pass through into our unconscious mind it is immediately acted upon as truth and implemented into our experience.

Therefore when making affirmations:

  • Use statements of faith, which is certainty or knowledge that something is.  “I know that well-being flows and I am open to receive it.”
  • Use goal-directed language (words that imply the goal is becoming a reality)  “I am becoming more (clear, healthy, prosperous) all the time.”
  • Use present (or near future) tense. “I am content with what is and eager for more.” (Abraham-Hicks)
  •  Avoid statements that currently are not true (even though we’d like them to be)  “I have all the money I need.” I am perfectly healthy.”

For example, years ago I began saying, “I always get good parking spots.” I could feel the resistance around that. My logic barrier kept rejecting that statement because my experience had simply not proven it to be true. Then I took a different tactic. I suggested that since people are always coming and going (from the mall or any other busy venue) someone could be pulling out right now. That one got past my logic barrier and implemented a permanent deep-rooted belief that it’s easy to get a parking spot. Hence, I always get good parking spots

I use the same suggestion to get comfy seats at Starbucks. Works like a charm!

Money/abundance is an elusive desire for many people. We tend to use affirmations that get rejected such as, “I am abundant.” or “I have all the money I need.” or “Money is flowing to me.” Can’t you just hear the buzzer cutting you off before you even finish the statement? Again, that’s because our logic barrier rejects a statement that has no evidence to support it.

I’ve begun using statements such as: “Money is energy. (I believe that everything is made up of energy, so this statement gets past my barrier). Therefore, as energy it is constantly expanding, transforming, flowing, becoming. Because it is energy it naturally expands to fill any vessel that is open to receive it. 

The bottom line is to use affirmations/statements that have at least an element of truth that your mind will receive. Feel your way. If you make a statement that doesn’t feel good initially, it’s a waste of time to keep repeating it over and over. FInd a better one—one that will slip past the barriers of your unconscious mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Blog by Karen Money Williams

The following is a review of Emmet Fox’s “Power Through Constructive Thinking” by Karen Money Williams

One of my favorite inspirational books pre-Abraham was Emmet Fox’s Power Through Constructive Thinking. I highly recommend this insightful compilation of essays written from 1932-1940. Fox was a scientist, philosopher, and spiritual teacher who lectured widely about the power of the mind.

In Fox’s own words: “This book shows that your destiny is really in your own hands, because it is impossible to think one thing and produce another, and that by selection of correct thought a harmonious and happy life is produced.”

We Abers know, of course, that there is no “correct” or “incorrect” thoughts; the thoughts that serve us well FEEL GOOD when we think them. Conversely, the thoughts that don’t serve us well FEEL BAD. Despite his terminology, Fox exhibited time and again how well he understood that “thought is the key to life,” (as he states in the book’s introduction).

Wow, it’s easy to appreciate a guy like that.

I bought this book various times when I lived in Oregon. I would rave about it to friends, who then borrowed it and forgot to return it. No big deal. I was happy that others seemed to enjoy the essays as much as I did.

When our friend Waukena was leading a study of Power Through Constructive Thinking at a weekly book group held at Barnes & Noble, I happily bought the book again. I enjoy revisiting Fox’s words of wisdom, especially after now having eight years of Abraham-Hicks under my belt. I find that Fox and Honest Abe jibe in countless ways.

Fox finds a message about the power of thought to beckon from seemingly every page of the Bible. In spurts of creative and ecstatic analysis, he reveals the Bible to be a “vortex” through which spiritual truth and power flow. Whether his interpretations seem far-fetched or brilliant, he ever arrives at this place: the way out of every problem and the way into experiencing every conceivable form of “good” is by rebuilding our consciousness — changing our habits of thought.

Wherever anyone can manage to find that message is a wondrous thing, in my estimation.

When I first encountered Fox’s essay entitled “You Must Be Born Again,” I wondered where he was going with that! How on earth was he going to interpret those famous words that Jesus spoke to Nicodemus, the Jewish teacher who came to Jesus by night?

“This statement [‘You must be born again’]…is verily a textbook on metaphysics compressed into five words,” Fox asserts. Then he proceeds to explain that in order to go from a life of frustration to a life of thriving, we must be willing to “revise every opinion, every habit of thought, every policy…without any exception whatever.”

Fox clarifies: “This, of course, is something absolutely tremendous. It is no mere spring cleaning of the soul. It is nothing less than a wholesale tearing down and rebuilding of the entire house…” (p. 148)

“Whew, he knows the process!” I marveled, as I re-read these words.

Since learning, as Abraham says, it’s all about mental focus, I have systematically dismantled and rebuilt huge portions of my belief structure.

–I used to think that germs or toxins could make me sick. Now I know that they might be precipitating factors, but it’s all about my habits of thought.

–I once thought that calories or metabolism could make me pudgy. Now I know they might be catalysts, but it’s really about thoughts.

–I used to believe that a faulty or flawed government could undermine my well-being. Now I know that I can be safe and secure no matter what administration is in office providing I maintain happy habits of thought.

–I once feared that I could rendezvous with a natural (or un-natural!) disaster if I were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now I know that nothing occurs randomly and that consistently upbeat patterns of thought protect me day and night.

–I used to overemphasize “hard work,” thinking that it was through achievement that I could guarantee a sense of prosperity. Now I’m learning that I can accomplish SO much more with MUCH less effort if I simply take the time to “line up” my thoughts with the outcome I desire. (Hello, visualization.)

–I once felt like a perplexed victim of my own negative emotions. Now I understand that they are messages from my Inner Being concerning how I’ve been thinking, and I can move beyond any negative state by systematically choosing better-feeling thoughts.

I pause now to bask in appreciation of Emmet Fox. He held many pieces of life’s proverbial puzzle, and he awakened countless people to the power within their own minds. For me, he paved the way to meet up with Abraham-Hicks. And Abe showed me the way to truly be born anew – with every feel-good thought.

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How to Win American Idol

I thought that title might catch a few people’s attention. Keep reading if you want to know why I believe Phillip Phillips won this year.

I was talking with a friend about this last week after the results show and got some interesting insights about how the Law of Attraction works. (Thanks Cathy)

Winning American Idol isn’t about talent (not that Phillip wasn’t talented). It isn’t about hard work, determination, or even powerful desire. All the contestants exhibited those qualities. It isn’t even about popularity – not really.

The contestants this year were amazing. The top five were outstanding. They all deserved to win on their merit, so why did it turn out the way it did?

Law of Attraction.

What my friend pointed out is that Phillip is talented, unique, confident as a performer, knows what he wants and loves to sing, but he didn’t win because of that. He won because he had less resistance, less attachment to the outcome than anyone else competing. I agree with her. I got the sense from watching Phillip, that he’s as happy jamming with his brother in law in the garage or playing at a local bar as he is performing in front of hundreds of thousands of fans. He’s passionate about his music. It fulfills him. And while he dreams of being a star (don’t all singers?) his happiness doesn’t depend on his success.

This may or may not be the case for Phillip. I don’t know him personally, but I believe it explains in a general sense why people win or succeed at anything.

I know I can apply this more deliberately in my own life. I love to write, and most of the time, I’m so happy doing just that, that I don’t give much thought to the bigger picture. There are times I get caught up in the work, or start to look at a specific goal and the effort it will take to achieve it. But whenever I do, the negative emotion swoops in and replaces the joy, the connection I feel when I let my Higher Self pour it’s wisdom and creativity through my fingers.

So thanks for the insight, Cathy. And thanks Phillip Phillips for showing us how to be successful: You dreamed big, yet you stayed true to yourself, and you remembered the reason you were passionate in the first place. You simply love to sing. You didn’t need to win American Idol to find happiness! And yet you did.

Manifesting the Big Stuff

I’m not surprised…really. And yet when something big happens – even when you have that “feeling.” You do what you know works – you believe, you release resistance, you receive. Still there’s that, “Oh my God! I can’t believe this is really happening.” sensation.

If you haven’t heard (Really? I’ve been telling everyone!) I just won an international book award for my latest novel, A Brief Moment in Time. In exactly three weeks, I’ll be in New York Receiving a gold medal at the Independent Publishers book awards ceremony. I’m all tingly and excited.

But wait a minute! I created this. I desired to see my books go to the next level. I felt inspired to submit this particular book to the biggest book award contest in the world. I even practiced saying, “Award Winning Author of Visionary Fiction.” It sounded really good, so I prepared a new image for my Facebook page adding the words by my picture –  and within an hour of being notified that I had won, I posted the new image for all to see.

Maybe this is just the beginning, (it feels like it is), or maybe I’m not used to my desires manifesting – the big ones that is. Little stuff shows up all the time. Or maybe I’m finally beginning to realize that there isn’t any difference to the Universe. It’s only big or small in my mind – and as long as it remains BIG!!! in my mind, it can’t manifest in my reality.

Winning an award, having my books acknowledged in a bigger way was the next logical step. And I’m so excited to be on this journey. What’s next?? Well, I’d say it’s a contract with Hay House’s new fiction division!! I’ll keep you posted.

 

What I really want!

Looking back at how certain things have come to me, I see an interesting pattern. I determine that I want something and focus on it, visualize, etc, but even while I feel I am in the vortex, and have released resistance, that thing is still a long time in coming. Then something changes and my desire manifests. The pattern I’m noticing is that the manifestation is slightly different (and always better) than what I thought I wanted.

I think what’s happening is that my desires are so complex, having been added to and amended over time, that I can’t see them clearly. And often I focus on only a part, when the over-all desire has facets and components I’m not aware of.

Years ago, I recall Abraham saying something like: “If you put blue and then yellow into the mix, what you end up with is green.” The problem is we don’t know we want green, we still think we want blue and as long as we stay focused on blue, we can’t receive either. Blue alone is no longer a vibrational match. Green may come our way numerous times but we can’t see it because we’re focused on blue.

I know it’s just fine tuning (or my over-analytical mind wanting to figure things out) but I find this fascinating. There seems to be a point, for me anyway, where my understanding shifts and I get clarity about what I want.

I saw this so clearly last year with a vehicle I wanted.

I was to receive money from my mom’s estate and decided that I wanted to buy a new vehicle. The vehicle I thought I wanted was being held for me at the car dealership while I waited for the details of the estate to be settled. But even with my excitement over finally being able to get a new car and the knowing that it would happen shortly, there was still something going on under my radar, because things came to a halt. Papers got misplaced, letters supposed to be mailed never were, signatures missed on forms that then had to be resent. This went on for months!

Finally, the estate was settled and the cheques mailed out and wouldn’t you know it? Canada post misplaced mine (not my sisters or my brother’s lol). It tok several days to sort that out, but those days were life-changing. I just had to laugh at the whole thing at that point. I know I create my own reality and had no one to blame but things were just getting ridiculous. As I meditated one day I got a huge revelation.

The vehicle on hold for me at Toyota was not what I wanted!

That new vehicle came with debt as I was only putting half down (until that point I thought it was worth it to get a brand new vehicle). In that moment I saw clearly how much I wanted to remain debt free. It was even more important to me than driving a new vehicle. So I looked at used ones and found a perfect 2 year old vehicle, which I am now loving every day! A big part of that joy comes in knowing I have no debt.

I want to add that the vehicle I now have has features I didn’t order on my brand new vehicle, such as leather interior which is so much easier to clean now that I have a dog! I love getting what my Source knows I really want instead of what I think I want!!

Learning to trust myself…more insight

Another successful move.

Two months ago when we made the decision to move, downsize and all that, we didn’t know where, or how the details would play out. It was fun taking that plunge and it definitely involved an element of trust I hadn’t experienced in a while. To sum up, we found the most adorable garden condo…so private and quiet, and despite the reduction in square footage, we actually have more space. Much more storage and the open concept gives us more entertaining room. Four bedrooms means we still have an office and a spare bedroom/meditation room. Our MB is larger and our son has his own room in the basement. When I walk around the grounds and see the immaculately tended flower beds and freshly cut grass, I’m so thankful I get to enjoy that without the work required.

The move itself went smoothly. We actually got to start moving in two weeks early. We had already pre-booked Shaw to set up phone/internet and thought we might have to do without it for a while (eeeegads!!) but the hook-up was still live here so we just plugged right in. We had a wonderful cleaning company do the final clean on the house and lots of help on moving day. I’m looking forward to meeting my neighbors and discovering the parks and pathways around here with Cassie.

So what did I learn from this?

I learned to trust my instincts more. This was the first place we came across (found it online) and although we couldn’t get in to see it right away, Ron and I both agreed it felt right and after seeing two other places in the same neighborhood, we were even more convinced we didn’t need to look any further.

I learned that I have a long-standing tendency to stress over things way too much, and knowing this I was able to take time out, just breathe deeply, walk the dog, go for a latte, etc and simply trust that everything always works out alright.

I learned that my inner being knows what I want/need better than I do, so I may as well trust and follow the guidance provided. It saves a lot of hassle. lol. It gets me to where I really want to be much faster and without the unnecessary road bumps that inevitably occur when I try to orchestrate things myself.

I’m excited about creating some great memories in our new home. It really feels as though a new chapter has begun (a fitting analogy for a writer. ha!)

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