Posts made in April, 2014

Inner Calm

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Susie's Blog | Comments Off on Inner Calm

Today let’s talk about Inner Calm. A calm mind is essential for living consciously, this is a trait that you can possess if you will make the decision to develop your focus and attention. Meditation is a great way to get started, if you have tried meditation in the past and didn’t feel successful please try it again! We now have several mediation classes going on here at the store. You can also begin your journey to a calm mind with yoga or Tai Chi or even just sitting in quiet contemplation. Calming the mind is vital to developing a life of ease and flow, to master a sport, music, or in fact any new practice. It takes some discipline, some invested time and a true desire to achieve your dream, it’s the same with developing a calm mind. I want you encourage you to begin your journey today,the reward for your effort will be immense for...

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Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Susie's Blog | Comments Off on Forgiveness

Forgiveness Let’s talk about forgiveness today…this isn’t a subject that comes up for me personally very often as it’s my experience that the pain I ever suffer that would normally require my forgiveness is always caused by my response to someone else’s words or actions…the other person has really just told me who they are by their deeds and have given me an opportunity to interact with them on the level of who they truly are…that doesn’t mean I don’t cause myself to suffer for awhile…I often do…and then, I see the truth of the situation and come to know that it’s my reaction or resistance…my wanting the person to be different than who they are…that causes my pain…for many this theory and practice doesn’t make sense..too woowoo…etc…. so I found some teachings by Iyanla Vanzant that doesn’t argue my knowing and yet may inspire the healing of more individuals than my teachings by its clarity that we can ease our suffering with forgiveness…so here goes…Iyanla’s work says: The law of forgiveness states that certain ideas must be dissolved and cleared from the mind in order that new ideas of a different character may replace them. Through forgiveness we create new realities that allow us to experience greater love and freedom…forgiveness sets the stage for a new act in our lives to begin…holding on to judgements about experiences and people keeps us in limitation. Whether you relate easier to my words or Iyanla’s…the vibration of feeling wronged will cause you to suffer…releasing that energy will free you to thrive in peace and joy…harmony and...

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Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Susie's Blog | Comments Off on Awareness

Awareness: Begin to LIVE your life rather than THINK your life. It seems like this month of January, in this new year, is full of hope, full of a fresh new feeling of possibilities. Well, the reality is that any moment in linear time is the time for new beginnings and possibilities. In all that I teach and learn I find the Universal Truth to be that we are powerful beyond our own comprehension. We truly do create our own reality through our thoughts, words and feelings and I think that because that seems too easy to be true, and because almost all of us have been indoctrinated with the lie that life is hard…and because reasoning and reacting are the things that helped man become the dominant species on this planet… that through unconscious living and false beliefs…we have given our minds a tremendous amount of power over ourselves… We think and reason and come to so many false conclusions and beliefs about how we should be more, or better or more successful,or how we have been wronged… that our thoughts can begin to take over …we can forget how to feel and how to have fun..we forget how to feel joy…or how to experience beauty…or how to feel love….we think about these things and hope and wish for these things but we are so busy figuring out why we don’t have them …or how they would feel if we did have them…that we forget that all we really need to do is get out of our mind and into our life. So today as we live…let our focus on feeling and experiencing….no need to be in your mind … Instead of thinking your life journey let yourself “feel...

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