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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My TO DO List Just Got Shorter!

I’ve found a fun new way to set intentions and organize my day. It’s based on Abraham-Hicks place mat process (See their book Ask and it is Given)

I was feeling a teeny bit overwhelmed one afternoon thinking about all I needed to do. The problem was I’ve been having some really early mornings and late (for me) nights, so I was tired and really craving a nap. As I lay down, I wondered how I was going to shut off all those thoughts. 

The answer was a clear vision…an open notebook with two TO DO lists. On one side was my name and on the other was the Universe. The Universe’s list was long, but illegible (I really didn’t need to see what it contained, I guess). My list had only one item…sleep.

Ahhh, that was the best afternoon nap I’ve ever had!

I’ve been using the process since, seeing only what I want to be doing right now on my side and consciously (or not) putting everything else on the other side. It helps me focus on what I’m doing without the weight and distraction of pesky nagging thoughts.

It involves a measure of trust, but I’ve seen more than enough evidence to know that the Universe has got my back, that things always get done, and that if I trust my loving, all-knowing, all-powerful Source, magic happens!!

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!!

Visionary Fiction – A New Genre?

I’ve heard this term before, even listed my books on Amazon under this genre with a general understanding of its meaning. But this past week I came across an article that defined it more specifically. Michael Gurian does a great job of not only defining, but promoting the genre, which for many of us is new.

He describes it asfiction in which the expansion of the human mind drives the plot.’

Mystical experiences, visions, telepathy, hallucinations, dreams, paranormal experiences, channelling, intuition, NDE’s, a sense of unity with ALL that IS, profound insight that brings joy…these are not just inconsequential things that happen to the characters, they are the essential elements without which there would be no plot.

Gurian goes on to say that ‘Visionary fiction has been integral to human storytelling, whether secular or sacred, since the beginning of our historical record.’

The reason is that the human mind keeps expanding. Our desire for knowledge and understanding never ceases, and storytelling is often the easiest way to convey new ideas to one another, thereby expanding consciousness.

Classic examples of visionary fiction could include: C.S. Lewis’ novels, The Celestine Prophesy (James Redfield), The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho), and Illusions (Richard Bach) to name a few of my favorites.

The term was coined by John Algeo (at the suggestion of Renee Webber) and can be found in an article published in the American Theosophist, May 1982. He describes it as a ‘kind of story generally set in our own world—cornflakes for breakfast, eight hours at the office, and an evening with friends or in front of the television. But visionary fiction reveals aspects of this world that are sharply at variance with the common assumptions of the man-in-the-street about what his world is really like. It helps the reader to see the world in a new light, to recognize dimensions of reality that we commonly ignore. It transforms our vision of ourselves and our environment. For this reason, it can be interpreted as one of the signs of spiritual revolution in our time.’

As a writer, I’m thrilled to be included in this exciting, provocative, and potentially life-changing genre. I’m proud to stand with others on the leading edge of thought, because thought is powerful; it is the ‘stuff’ that creates worlds. A simple thought can become a belief which can become a belief system which inevitably becomes a reality (however you choose to define reality).

Author, Monty Joynes claims that a ‘good novel has penetrating power to individual awareness because it involves the reader in the deep process of human character. The good novel is more than information, more than entertainment. It is a pathway to the reader’s subconscious mind. If the reader has immersed himself or herself in the process of the character, the experience is more than vicarious. It is profoundly real; and within the subconscious mind, the reality is not separate from feelings that actually occurred to the reader in his or her physical domain.’

I hope my latest novel, A Brief Moment in Time, will do just that. My desire is to entertain, to inform, and ultimately to immerse my readers in experiences so ‘real’ that they are profoundly changed. If I can help them to see the world in a new light, to view reality in an expanded way, and to deepen their understanding and awareness of All that Is, then I have succeeded—touching lives one story at a time.

A Brief Moment in Time is now available in both paperback and e-book  (Kindle) formats on Amazon and other online bookstores.

 

New thoughts for 2012

One of my favorite quotes (author unknown) goes like this:

“If you always think what you always thought; You always get what you always got.”

It’s so true. If we don’t change our thinking, our circumstances will remain much the same. On my last blog, I wrote about thoughts that play on in our minds (much like a song you keep humming) and our ability to change those thoughts. I want to expand on that.

Over the years, I have been using and writing about a process called Moving up the Emotional Scale (Abraham-Hicks) and I’ve had much success with it. I can honestly say it brought me from daily depression to the joy I experience most of the time.

Now I’m thrilled to say that Abraham’s teaching has gotten even simpler, yet more profound. You rarely hear them talk about the emotional scale anymore. Their latest teaching (or process for getting in the vortex) is about thoughts being general or specific. It’s still a scale of sorts, but on one end of the scale you have specific negative thoughts and on the other end specific positive thoughts. In my mind it looks something like this:

The goal when you’re feeling negative about anything is to soothe those specific thoughts into a more general place. Focus on the feeling, the emotions, rather than the thoughts.

Here’s an example: You’re pissed off about some thoughtless remark your friend made. You stew about it; you replay the conversation in your head; you create new conversations in which you give her a piece of your mind and put her in her place. (You’ve temporarily forgotten that you create your own reality and that she is just a reflection of your own vibration in the moment. Instead you feel justified in your feelings.) You were wronged, after all. You’re adamant that she will have to make the first move and apologize.

But justified or not, you feel shitty and the longer you hold on to those emotions, the worse you feel.

The problem is you know too much to put up with those low emotions; you’re used to feeling good. You’ve been in the vortex and you know what an addictive place that is. You want to feel better, but as long as you keep thinking those specific negative thoughts, you’re stuck. You want to feel good again but you can’t. You know you should just forgive and forget, but it’s not that easy. What do you do?

Go general!

Focus on the feeling, not the incident that caused it. Say things like: I’m feeling hurt, disappointed, misunderstood, etc, and I deserve to feel better. I’m allowing this incident to be the reason I don’t feel good, but I know that ultimately my misery is because I’m not connected to my Source right now. My Source refuses to join me in these negative thoughts and it sucks to be separated, even a little bit, from who I really am.

Imagine dumping all those specific negative thoughts into a big pot and stirring until they’re all blended together.You’re no longer looking at the specific reasons for your misery. All you see/feel is a glump of negative emotion that’s separating you from who you really are and how you could be feeling.

From there, reach for some general positive thoughts like: I know this won’t last. I’ve felt this way before, many times, and I always bounce back. This is just contrast. It’s a good thing. I’m determining what I don’t want, so I know what I do want in my life. I’m creating my own reality and I truly believe that whatever comes to me is a direct result of the vibration I’m emitting. That’s a good thing, because I’m in control of my vibration. I get to choose what I think about! I get to decide how I feel!

Once you start to feel your vibration rise, you can begin to reach for some specific positive thoughts like: I know my friend sometimes says things without thinking. And sometimes she says hurtful things because she’s struggling with her own stuff. But I know that I overreact sometimes, too. She may not even be aware that she said anything to upset me. If I mention this, we’ll probably have a good laugh over it. I’ll just tell her I was using her for a little while as an excuse to feel bad. I just needed some contrast, an excuse to bounce down, so I could bounce back up again. I really do appreciate her. She’s open and honest and speaks her mind and we can be real with each other. I like that about her. She has so many positive qualities and my life is so much richer because she’s in it.

I’ve been using this process for a few weeks now and I can’t believe how easy it is to apply. It literally takes minutes to go from specific negative to general positive. If your goal is to feel better (to be in the vortex) then no matter what the subject, you can get there.

Stop blaming. Stop justifying why you feel bad. You only ever feel bad because you’re choosing to think a thought that your Source won’t think. Period! 

You deserve to feel good. Change the way you think and see what happens. Let 2012 be your best year yet. Happy New Year!!

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