It had just snowed yesterday and the snow plows were out in full force. As I was stopped at a red light, I pointed out to my son, one of the snow plows that was working. When the green light came on, I told him to say goodbye to the snow plow and we drove off.
As it drove out of sight, he screamed, more snow plow! I tried to explain to him that I was not magical and could not make snow plows appear out of thin air whenever he wanted to see them.
Or could I?
It suddenly occurred to me that I could practice the law of attraction and could get my son to do the same. So, I told my son that I needed his help if he wanted to see more snow plows. His job was to concentrate really hard and keep saying what he wanted to see. I was going to do the same thing.
I heard him yelling, see snow plow, see snow plow, over and over again, from the back seat. Suddenly, a snow plow appeared! I pointed it out to him and he said more Mama, more! Sure enough, at the next street, there was another.
In fact, in a span of 5 minutes, we saw 10 plows!! I even surprised myself. He believed more than I did and he manifested them. I was just hoping to see one more after the first one. He kept saying more, more, more and he attracted it.
Focus on what you want in life and believe it can happen. You will never know what kind of magic you can create.
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Communication is important in your relationships with others. It is also just as important to check in with yourself and communicate with your body. When talking to your body, you may want to know what you are feeling physically. Is there pain somewhere? Emotionally, what emotions are you experiencing. Mentally, what thoughts are going on.
If you have a disease, it is a part of your body. Why not communicate with it because it is talking to you. The symptoms that you have are messages from your body trying to tell you what is going on. Do you listen?
Have a conversation with your disease. Here’s how:
Being in dialogue with your disease is being in dialogue with yourself. Your disease is a part of you. To alienate it is to deny a part of yourself.
Healing happens best when we are whole. Talk to your disease. Accept ‘what is’ in the current moment and then do what is it your power (i.e. diet, exercise, prayer, supplements) to change your state.
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What areas of your life have you placed on autopilot?
Autopilot or routines are great. They are helpful in getting things done more efficiently. An autopilot savings program can help your family invest for the future. Having your morning routine on autopilot helps to get your out of the house on time when you need to be somewhere. I have put my work clothes on autopilot by getting uniforms. It saves time in my day when I already know what I am going to wear.
When is autopilot not good?
When you are connecting with others. When you are being creative. When you are bored. Autopilot is the same repetitive actions over and over again. In time, this can lead to boredom. Are you bored at work? Perhaps you have some aspects of it on autopilot without even knowing. What about in your relationships?
The important things in life are not meant to be lived on autopilot! Change up your same old routine. On your next walk, take a look at your surrounds. Look at the leaves on the trees, feel the breeze in your face.
When you’re at work, ask yourself how you can do something differently.
When you’re with the kids, how can you play differently?
Make a conscious effort to take your life off of autopilot and you will be amazed at how things turn out.
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Why do so many of us have trouble accepting that we are good?
When we were growing up and did something that our parents perceived to be good, we would hear from them that we were good. It may also come with smiles, clapping, a pat on the back, hugs, etc. We learned that if we did something good, we would get positive reinforcement. This recognition started from a young age. When we first rolled, sat up, crawled, took our first steps, we probably heard “Good job!”.
On the other hand, when we did something bad, threw our food, dropped something on the floor and broke it, threw a temper tantrum, didn’t listen, we would hear that we were bad.
Here are two important things that we can take from this
When a baby is born, we don’t look at it as say what a bad person it is. We say how perfect they are. We are excited to see the gifts that they were given and to see the impacts they will have on the world.
It’s time to accept that you are a good person.
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What happens when you do something wrong and someone confronts you about it? Do you apologize right away? Do you get angry and try to defend yourself and/or your actions? Do you shift the blame to someone else who’s around?
I will be the first to say that I am not always great with apologies. After a disagreement or discussion, I usually need to take my time to think about the situation before I can come back and give a heartfelt apology.
Since I was a child, I had a difficult time admitting that I was wrong. Part of it is due to the Asian culture that you need to always save face in front of others and another part is the perfectionist programming in me. I wrongly programmed into me the belief that if I made mistakes and others knew my flaws, I would not be good enough and that I would not be loved.
This erroneous programming has caused problems in relationships, connections with others and myself and had the opposite effect to feeling loved.
After the awareness of this belief, I have worked hard to be aware of this programming and am taking steps to improve upon it.
So, how do you react when you are wrong? If it’s blame, shame, avoidance or running away. This is a growing opportunity for you.
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Magic is always happening around us, all we have to do is notice it.
When we focus on the to do lists and tasks we have to do, it’s hard to see the magic. However, when we focus on looking for magic, it suddenly appears.
Who’s eyes are the best in seeing magic? Young children.
My toddler can look at a piece of grass for a long time, collect rocks at the park, stop and smell every flower on our walk, play with sand, laugh at everything and my hugs fix bo bo’s for him. What would our world be like if we saw the magic in every encounter?
I tried just this for 1 day. Here is what happened:
What 1 day, try asking yourself the questions, where is the magic in this encounter. Write your experiences below.
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Weight issues are deeply ingrained into our society. So much so that the weight loss industry is worth billions of dollars.
I was working with a patient last week who felt badly about her weight and I wanted to get to the bottom of when her programming started. When I got home, I realised that it starts from birth.
When babies are born, what is one of the first questions we ask? How much did they weigh? Depending on the answer, it’s common to hear: oh, that’s a big baby or wow, she’s so small. From the moment we arrive in this world, we are already hearing judgements about our weight.
As we go to baby wellness checks at the doctor’s office, what is measured? Weight. We are then compared to other babies on a growth chart to see how the weight is progressing. If it’s too high, we’re told to watch the weight and if it’s too low, healthcare providers are concerned.
When my kids were born, I was told that they had up to 2 weeks to get back to their birth weight. If not, my health practitioner would be worried. Babies often lose weight in the first few days after birth, because it takes a bit of time for the mother’s milk to come in. This in turn made me worried and focused on the weight of the baby.
From day 1, we are weighed and based on the number, there is judgement placed upon us. No wonder we all have stories in our nervous systems about weight.
What should we focus on instead? How healthy we are! Are you eating a healthy diet? Do you exercise? How do you feel emotionally and mentally? Are you in pain?
Track your health, not your weight.
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Sometimes we aren’t aware of our patterns until someone points them out to us. One way for me to find out my patterns at home was to invite guests over to stay for a few days….
When we had guests over, I was able to observe how they functioned with their routines and contrast them with mine. None of our patterns were right or wrong, I only found the information useful to examine myself closer.
For example, my friends were nighthawks and tended to stay up late, whereas I am a morning person and am up with my kids at 5am. This means that my kids have early bedtimes, routines and meals times. This was in contrast to my friends who went to bed later and then woke up and got to their day later.
I discovered that I had many rules or patterns that were on automatic and some of them I wanted to change. For instance, when I am cooking, I go into automatic mode and just make our meal. When my guests wanted to make a meal for us, they included my toddler in the cooking. They gave him tasks like breaking apart the bok choy into pieces and washing vegetables and my son loved to do this. It opened up my eyes to get him even more involved in the kitchen with me.
I was able to observe patterns around the house and how I felt when pots and pans got misplaced, what we allowed our children to do, etc. I wasn’t even aware that I had so many rules.
Take a look at your home and see what rules you have. This is a good way to ask yourself why you are the way you are.
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Exciting news! We are starting a new support group for people affected by Lyme and chronic illness! Come join us for our first meeting on Monday, November 18 at 6:30pm. Our first guest speaker will be Dr. Marie Matheson who is a Lyme and Chronic Illness specialist. Please RSVP as seating is limited.
Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness - Invisible. Debilitating. Defeatable. YES!
Unfortunately due to the often invisible nature of many chronic illnesses and even more specifically with Lyme disease, it is common for others to not understand the debilitating and life-altering symptoms someone is experiencing and going through. Sometimes, people living with Lyme even encounter opposition, resistance and disbelief from others. Knowing that what you are experiencing is real, you are not alone, and that there are people who can offer caring support and options can bring much needed hope and motivation during the often challenging and bumpy road of healing from illness.
We understand this, and that is why we decided to set up a special kind of Lyme Support Group that’s inclusive of those suffering from chronic viral, bacterial, parasitic infections and mold illness too. It is intended to be a place where you can find others who are on a similar journey willing to openly discuss encouraging, constructive, practical, useful, beneficial, optimistic, cutting-edge and forward-looking options, suggestions, tools and resources.
If this sounds like something you would like to participate in, our first meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov 18, 2019 at 6:30pm.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 spaces are available. Priority will be given to patients of our office and their guests.
Is someone treating you in a way that you don’t like? Have you worked hard to change a behaviour about yourself only to have others still treat you like the person you were before?
How do you get someone to treat you differently? You need to teach them how to do it. This is because, we teach others how to treat us.
My baby girl is a perfect example. She has us well trained. We were very lucky that she took to nursing extremely well. However, when it was time for me to go back to work, she refused to drink from a bottle. We didn’t have a problem with bottling drinking from our first child, so this was new territory for us.
We tried everything we could think of. We used different bottles, different nipples types, different flows, changed the people that were feeding her, changed the places she was being fed but she still refused. Finally, we started feeding her with a spoon and although she wasn’t thrilled about it, she would at least drink enough milk to keep her full until I returned from work. She trained us how to feed her! Side note, she did finally figure out how to take a bottle after a couple months of trying.
So, if someone is consistently speaking to you in a certain tone or in a way that you don’t like....than
take a look at how they see you and how you taught them. Perhaps you let them get away with certain language the first time you met them and never told them that you didn’t like it. Maybe you let behaviours slide repeatedly so they know they could get away with more around you. Whatever the case, examine the role that you play to train others.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.