Giving Thanks for the Future that Awaits You.

Giving thanks for your future is an exceptional process for speeding up your manifestations, and super simple to use by itself as well as with EFT

First, identify what you want your future to look like in several different areas.  In other words, “paint” the picture in your mind and feel the emotions of having received what you want.  Choose a few areas in your life, maybe what your new beautiful home will look like, or what it might feel like to have the exact schedule you want in your career, how it will feel and what it will look like to have financial abundance in your life, or better health.

Then write a list of what you “have” in the present tense.  Below are some examples:

I am living in the perfect home for our family, I wouldn’t change a thing.

I finally have the perfect schedule in my work life.

I love feeling and being so financially abundant.

I love having so much time to relax and enjoy my life.

I am with the perfect mate for me.

My body feels strong and healthy. 

I am finally at my ideal weight and it was so easy getting here.

Then take the above sentences and make them into your “Thank You Universe”  list by adding the phrase “Thank you Universe for bringing me…” and start tapping. Those of you who are willing to try this for a few days or weeks will be amazed at how quickly you notice good fortune, positive “coincidences” and serendipity in your life.

Your list that you will use for tapping might sound like this:

Thank you Universe for bringing me the perfect home that meets my family’s needs…

Thank you Universe for bringing me the perfect work schedule that allows me extra leisure time for relaxation…

Thank you Universe for bringing me simple ways to reach and maintain my ideal body weight… 

Then tap on the designated EFT points while you say your list out loud!

Why is this technique so effective?  Because we are combining two profound, yet simple tools.  Giving thanks for your future is incredibly effective by itself, as is EFT.  Combining the two techniques will speed everything up for you!  While tapping when you are giving thanks for your future, you release all the blocks, “yes, buts” and negativity in your way, and allow your energy system (your vibration) to be open and ready to receive what you have been asking for. 

Gratitude is the best medicine for a life of lack,

and EFT is the most efficient tool to speed up

your journey so you land where you want to be.

Try the EFT setup phrases below to get you started…and then play around with the “Thank you Universe” sentences until you come up with ones that fit your life…and give thanks for your future!

1. EFT SETUP PHRASES:

The EFT SETUP Phrases for this topic are as follows:

While tapping the karate chop spot on either hand, repeat these phrases out loud, (or change the words to fit your exact situation).

“Even though I don’t have what I want yet, I deeply and completely accept who I am and how I feel.”

“Even though I feel impatient because I’m not there yet, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway. “

“Even though I don’t have what I want yet, I choose to give thanks as if it’s already here.”

I have indicated where to tap while saying each of the phrases below. You may repeat the positive round more than once if you wish. (Those of you who are new to EFT may view a chart of where to tap on my web site under Start Tapping.EFT for Beginners)

Now for the phrases that focus on the problem

Eyebrow: “I don’t have what I want yet.”

Side of Eye: “But I’m doing everything right…”

Under Eye: “I want it right now.”

Nose: “I don’t know how to speed this up.”

Chin: “I don’t have what I want yet, and I feel impatient.”

Collarbone: “I don’t know how to feel better about this.”

Under Arm: “Maybe I’ll act “as if” and give thanks already.”

Head: “I really want what I want right now.”

Now for the positive focus on the solution 

Eyebrow: “Thank you Universe for bringing me the perfect home for my family.”

Side of Eye: “Thank you Universe for bringing me the perfect work schedule.”

Under Eye: “Thank you Universe for bringing me my ideal body weight.”

Nose: “Thank you Universe for bringing me such peace and harmony in my family.”

Chin: “Thank you Universe for resolving that issue at work.”

Collarbone: “Thank you Universe for clearing up that physical problem in my body.”

Under Arm: “Thank you Universe for bringing me the ideal clients I wanted.”

Head: “Thank you Universe for bringing me the perfect solution to my challenge at work.”

Follow EFT Protocol. Tap the negative rounds until you feel a change in your stress levels around your blocks as many times as you need to. Tap the positive rounds also as many times as you feel you need to. Tap twice a day for some time until you start seeing manifestations in your life that you desire

Natural Substances for Blood Clotting.

Or order to help you with your research, here is a lot of information:

The Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About

Posted on: 

Thursday, March 8th 2018 at 1:45 pm

Written By: 

Sayer Ji, Founder

This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2019

Millions use aspirin daily without realizing its true dangers. The good news is that there is a natural alternative which preliminary research indicates is safer and more effective

WARNING: Never discontinue a pharmaceutical product without the guidance of a physician. Doing so could have serious, if not life threatening side effects. This article is for informational purposes only. Nothing here is intended as or should be substituted for medical advice. 

Aspirin is taken faithfully by millions every day as a preventive measure against heart attack, often without the user having any awareness of the serious health risks associated with it, some potentially fatal. You can find over 60 adverse effects of aspirin if you have any doubts about how serious a concern this is. 

Aspirin’s widespread popularity is based on its much-touted blood-thinning properties. But there are safer, surprisingly more effective and far more natural alternatives on the market today.

For instance, pycnogenol, a branded form of an extract of French maritime pine bark, can be found on the shelves of thousands of health food stores around the country, and unique among natural products, has a broad base of human clinical research supporting its use for a wide variety of health conditions. Moreover, in cross comparison tests, pycnogenol has been found at least as effective as aspirin in preventing blood from clotting, but at significantly lower doses and with a superior safety profile.

Smoker’s Study Proves Pycnogenol More Effective and Safer Than Aspirin

In a previous article titled, “The Powerful Aspirin Alternative That Grows on Trees,” we featured a 1999 clinical study published in Thrombotic Research that found that when habitual smokers were given either 500 mg of aspirin or anywhere between 100-200 mg of pycnogenol, the pycnogenol group experienced equivalent platelet aggregation inhibiting effects but with much lower bleeding times:

Thus, smoking-induced enhanced platelet aggregation was inhibited by 500 mg Aspirin as well as by a lower range of 100-125 mg Pycnogenol. Aspirin significantly (p<0.001) increased bleeding time from 167 to 236 seconds while Pycnogenol did not.These observations suggest an advantageous risk-benefit ratio for Pycnogenol.” 

This is a highly significant finding, as aspirin-induced bleeding can result in significantly increased morbidity and mortality. One might ask, if pycnogenol is as effective a ‘blood thinner’ as aspirin but without the same side effects, then what is the downside of using the natural alternative?

Study Confirms Pycnogenol’s Superiority to Aspirin

Research comparing pycnogenol to aspirin as a blood thinner has been sparse, but a new study promises to add additional weight to the previously reported finding of pycnogenol’s superiority. Published this year in the Italian journal Panminerva Medica and titled, “Recurrence of retinal vein thrombosis with Pycnogenol® or Aspirin® supplementation: a registry study,” researchers compared the use of either pycnogenol or aspirin in the prevention of retinal vein thrombosis recurrence after a first episode. 

Retinal vein thrombosis is considered to be a relatively common condition intimately related to other conditions that afflict the vascular system, such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis and diabetes.[1]

The study methods were described as follows:

Possible management options – chosen by patients – were: standard management; standard management + oral Aspirin® 100 mg once/day (if there were no tolerability problems before admission); standard management + Pycnogenol® two 50 mg capsules per day (for a total of 100 mg/day). Number of subjects, age, sex, distribution, percentage of smokers, and vision were comparable.”

The results were reported as follows:

Recurrent RVT was seen in 17.39% of controls and in 3.56% of subjects supplemented with Pycnogenol® (P<0.05 vs. controls). There was RVT in 15.38% of the subjects using Aspirin®. The incidence of RVT was 4.88 times higher with standard management in comparison with the supplement group and 4.32 lower with Pycnogenol® supplementation in comparison with Aspirin®. Vision level was better with Pycnogenol® (20/25 at nine months; P<0.05). With Pycnogenol®, edema at the retinal level was also significantly reduced compared to the other groups. Pycnogenol® has a very good safety profile. In the Aspirin® group 26 completed 9 months and 6 subjects dropped out for tolerability problems. In the Aspirin® group, 2 minor, subclinical, retinal, hemorrhagic episodes during the follow-up were observed (2 subjects out of 26, equivalent to 7.69%). This pilot registry indicates that Pycnogenol® seems to reduce the recurrence of RVT without side effects. It does not induce new hemorrhagic episodes that may be theoretically linked to the use of Aspirin® (or other antiplatelets).”

As you can see, the clear winner in this comparison study was pycnogenol. Not only was the incidence of recurrent retinal vein thrombosis almost five times higher in the aspirin group, vision and retinal swelling (edema) was significantly lower in the pycnogenol group, as well. Moreover, whereas the pycnogenol group had no reported side effects, 6 of the 26 subjects in the aspirin group dropped out due to tolerability issues, and 7.69% of the aspirin group (2 subjects of 26) were found to have retinal bleeding as a side effect in the follow-up period. 

Nature Provides Time-Tested Solutions

We really shouldn’t be surprised that a naturally occurring complex of phytocompounds (i.e. pycnogenol) should outperform a synthetic drug, considering that our bodies have co-evolved for millions of years with natural things, (e.g. foods, herbs, spices), and only a hundred or more with synthetic ones, (e.g. patent drugs). Pycnogenol, as a bark extract, is about 65-75 percent proanthocyanidins (procyanidins), a class of polyphenols found in a wide variety of plants, many of which have been in the human diet since the inception of our species and before. Some classical examples include green and black tea, cranberry, bilberry, cocoa beans, cinnamon, and black currant. Polyphenols, of course, are powerful antoxidants, as well as signaling molecules, which likely perform a variety of gene-regulatory functions, that may have value in a wide range of health conditions.

Suffice it to say that as the biomedical machine moves forward, and we see an increasingly voluminous body of literature investigating the health benefits and mechanisms of action underpinning natural interventions for disease prevention and treatment, we will become increasingly compelled to choose time-tested, natural alternatives to synthetic chemicals, as the former are not only much safer but often more effective than most scientists and physicians ever dreamed possible.


Reference

[1] Prisco D, Marcucci R. Retinal vein thrombosis: risk factors, pathogenesis and therapeutic approach. Pathophysiol Haemost Thromb. 2002 Sep-Dec;32(5-6):308-11. Review. PubMed PMID: 13679663

Description: Sayer Ji

Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo.com, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine,Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation.

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The Powerful Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About

Posted on: 

Friday, April 12th 2019 at 4:15 am

Written By: 

Sayer Ji, Founder

This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2019

Description: The Powerful Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About

Given the newly released cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines recommending against daily low-dose aspirin use, natural, safe and effective alternatives are needed now more than ever. Thankfully, one particularly therapeutic alternative has been known about by the biomedical research community for decades…

In a previous article titled “The Evidence Against Aspirin and For Natural Alternatives,” we discussed the clear and present danger linked with the use of aspirin as well as several clinically proven alternatives that feature significant side benefits as opposed to aspirin’s many known side effects

Description: The Powerful Aspirin Alternative That Grows On Trees

Since writing this article, even more evidence has accumulated indicating that aspirin’s risks outweigh its benefits. Most notably, a 15-year Dutch study published in the journal Heart found that among 27,939 healthy female health professionals (average age 54) randomized to receive either 100 mg of aspirin every day or a placebo the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding outweighed the benefit of the intervention for colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention in those under 65 years of age. Most recently, last month, new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines submitted jointly by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Associated and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, earlier this year, contradict decades of routine medical advice by explicitly advising against the daily use of low-dose or baby aspirin (75-100 mg) as a preventive health strategy against stroke or heart attack, in most cases. 

Of course, aspirin is not alone as far as dangerous side effects are concerned. The entire non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) category of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is fraught with serious danger. Ibuprofen, for instance, is known to kill thousands each year, and is believed no less dangerous than Merck’s COX-2 inhibitor NSAID drug Vioxx which caused between 88,000-140,000 cases of serious heart disease in the five years it was on the market (1999-2004). Tylenol is so profoundly toxic to the liver that contributing writer Dr. Michael Murray recently asked in his Op-Ed piece, “Is it Time for the FDA to Remove Tylenol From the Market?” Just as serious are tylenol’s empathy destroying properties that were only identified four years ago

Given the dire state of affairs associated with pharmaceutical intervention for chronic pain issues, what can folks do who don’t want to kill themselves along with their pain?

Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol) Puts Aspirin To Shame

When it comes to aspirin alternatives, one promising contender is pycnogenol, a powerful antioxidant extracted from French maritime pine bark, backed by over 40 years of research,

In 1999, a remarkable study published in the journal Thrombotic Research found that pycnogenol was superior (i.e. effective at a lower dosage) to aspirin at inhibiting smoking-induced clotting, without the significant (and potentially life-threatening) increase in bleeding time associated with aspirin use. The abstract is well worth reading in its entirety:

“The effects of a bioflavonoid mixture, Pycnogenol, were assessed on platelet function in humans. Cigarette smoking increased heart rate and blood pressure. These increases were not influenced by oral consumption of Pycnogenol or Aspirin just before smoking. However, increased platelet reactivity yielding aggregation 2 hours after smoking was prevented by 500 mg Aspirin or 100 mg Pycnogenol in 22 German heavy smokers. In a group of 16 American smokers, blood pressure increased after smoking. It was unchanged after intake of 500 mg Aspirin or 125 mg Pycnogenol. In another group of 19 American smokers, increased platelet aggregation was more significantly reduced by 200 than either 150 mg or 100 mg Pycnogenol supplementation. This study showed that a single, high dose, 200 mg Pycnogenol, remained effective for over 6 days against smoking-induced platelet aggregation. Smoking increased platelet aggregation that was prevented after administration of 500 mg Aspirin and 125 mg Pycnogenol. Thus, smoking-induced enhanced platelet aggregation was inhibited by 500 mg Aspirin as well as by a lower range of 100-125 mg Pycnogenol. Aspirin significantly (p<0.001) increased bleeding time from 167 to 236 seconds while Pycnogenol did not. These observations suggest an advantageous risk-benefit ratio for Pycnogenol.” [emphasis added]

As emphasized in bold above, pycnogenol unlike aspirin did not significantly increase bleeding time. This has profound implications, as aspirin’s potent anti-platelet/’blood thinning’ properties can also cause life-threatening hemorrhagic events. If this study is accurate and pycnogenol is more effective at decreasing pathologic platelet aggregation at a lower dose without causing the increased bleeding linked to aspirin, then it is clearly a superior natural alternative worthy of far more attention by the conventional medical establishment and research community than it presently receives.

Not Just A Drug Alternative

Pycnogenol, like so many other natural interventions, has a wide range of side benefits that may confer significant advantage when it comes to reducing cardiovascular disease risk. For instance, pycnogenol is also:

  • Blood Pressure Reducing/Endothelial Function Enhancer: A number of clinical studies indicate that pycnogenol is therapeutic for those suffering with hypertension. Pycnogenol actually addresses a root cause of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in general, namely, endothelial dysfunction (the inability of the inner lining of the blood vessels to function correctly, e.g. fully dilate).[1] It has been shown to prevent damage in microcirculation in hypertensive patients, as well as reducing the dose of blood pressure drugs in hypertensive patients,[2] including hypertensive diabetic patients.[3] It has even been found to reduce intraocular hypertension found in glaucoma patients.[4]
  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects: There is a growing appreciation among the medical community that inflammation contributes to cardiovascular disease. Several markers, including C-reactive protein are now being fore grounded as being at least as important in determining cardiovascular disease risk as various blood lipids and/or their ratios, such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Pycnogenol has been found to reduce C-reactive protein in hypertensive patients.[5] Pycnogenol has been found to rapidly modulate downward (inhibit) both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzyme activity in human subjects, resulting in reduced expression of these inflammation-promoting enzymes within 30 minutes post-ingestion.[6] Another observed anti-inflammatory effect of pycnogenol is its ability to down-regulate the class of inflammatory enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs).[7] Pycnogenol has also been found to significantly inhibit NF-kappaB activation, a key body-wide regulator of inflammation levels whose overexpression and/or dysregulation may result in pathologic cardiovascular manifestations.[8] Finally, pycnogenol has been found to reduce fibrinogen levels, a glycoprotein that contributes to the formation of blood clots; fibrinogen has been identified as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.[9]
  • The Ideal Air Travel Companion: In a previous article entitled, “How Pine Bark Extract Could Save Air Travelers Lives,” we delve into a compelling body of research that indicates pycnogenol may be the perfect preventive remedy for preventing flight-associated thrombosis, edema, and concerns related to radiotoxicity and immune suppression. 

Given the evidence for pycnogenol’s pleotrophic cardioprotective properties, we hope that pycnogenol will become more commonly recommended by health care practitioners as the medical paradigm continues to evolve past its reliance on synthetic chemicals, eventually (we hope) returning to natural, increasingly evidence-based interventions. However, it is important that we don’t fall prey to the one-disease-one-pill model, convincing ourselves to focus on popping pills – this time natural ones – as simply countermeasures or ‘insurance’ against the well-known harms associated with the standard American diet, lack of exercise and uncontrolled stress. The ultimate goal is to remove the need for pills altogether, focusing on preventing cardiovascular disease from the ground up and inside out, e.g. letting high quality food, clean water and air, and a healthy attitude nourish and sustain your health and well-being.


References

[1] Ximing Liu, Junping Wei, Fengsen Tan, Shengming Zhou, Gudrun Würthwein, Peter Rohdewald. Pycnogenol, French maritime pine bark extract, improves endothelial function of hypertensive patients. Life Sci. 2004 Jan 2;74(7):855-62. PMID: 14659974

[2] Gianni Belcaro, Maria Rosaria Cesarone, Andrea Ricci, Umberto Cornelli, Peter Rodhewald, Andrea Ledda, Andrea Di Renzo, Stefano Stuard, Marisa Cacchio, Giulia Vinciguerra, Giuseppe Gizzi, Luciano Pellegrini, Mark Dugall, Filiberto Fano. Control of edema in hypertensive subjects treated with calcium antagonist (nifedipine) or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors with Pycnogenol. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2006 Oct;12(4):440-4. PMID: 17000888

[3] Sherma Zibadi, Peter J Rohdewald, Danna Park, Ronald Ross Watson. Reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with type 2 diabetes by Pycnogenol supplementation. Nutr Res. 2008 May;28(5):315-20. PMID: 19083426

[4] Robert D Steigerwalt, Belcaro Gianni, Morazzoni Paolo, Ezio Bombardelli, Carolina Burki, Frank Schönlau. Effects of Mirtogenol on ocular blood flow and intraocular hypertension in asymptomatic subjects. Mol Vis. 2008;14:1288-92. Epub 2008 Jul 10. PMID: 18618008

[5] Maria Rosaria Cesarone, Gianni Belcaro, Stefano Stuard, Frank Schönlau, Andrea Di Renzo, Maria Giovanna Grossi, Mark Dugall, Umberto Cornelli, Marisa Cacchio, Giuseppe Gizzi, Luciano Pellegrini. Kidney flow and function in hypertension: protective effects of pycnogenol in hypertensive participants–a controlled study. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Mar;15(1):41-6. Epub 2010 Jan 22. PMID: 20097689

[6] Angelika Schäfer, Zuzana Chovanová, Jana Muchová, Katarína Sumegová, Anna Liptáková, Zdenka Duracková, Petra Högger. Inhibition of COX-1 and COX-2 activity by plasma of human volunteers after ingestion of French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol). Biomed Pharmacother. 2006 Jan;60(1):5-9. Epub 2005 Oct 26. PMID: 16330178

[7] Tanja Grimm, Angelika Schäfer, Petra Högger. Antioxidant activity and inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases by metabolites of maritime pine bark extract (pycnogenol). Wei Sheng Yan Jiu. 2011 Jan;40(1):103-6. PMID: 14990359

[8] Tanja Grimm, Zuzana Chovanová, Jana Muchová, Katarína Sumegová, Anna Liptáková, Zdenka Duracková, Petra Högger. Inhibition of NF-kappaB activation and MMP-9 secretion by plasma of human volunteers after ingestion of maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol). J Inflamm (Lond). 2006;3:1. Epub 2006 Jan 27. PMID: 16441890

[9] G Belcaro, M R Cesarone, S Errichi, C Zulli, B M Errichi, G Vinciguerra, A Ledda, A Di Renzo, S Stuard, M Dugall, L Pellegrini, G Gizzi, E Ippolito, A Ricci, M Cacchio, G Cipollone, I Ruffini, F Fano, M Hosoi, P Rohdewald. Variations in C-reactive protein, plasma free radicals and fibrinogen values in patients with osteoarthritis treated with Pycnogenol. Redox Rep. 2008;13(6):271-6. PMID: 19017467

Originally published: 2017-07-23 

Article updated: 2019-04-11

Description: Sayer Ji

Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo.com, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation.

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There are so many natural substances that can be used instead of aspirin or other drugs:

30 Substances Researched for Clotting:

  NAME
Policosanol
Flavonoids
Echinacea
Kiwifruit
Nattokinase
Olive
Onion
Prickly Pear Cactus
Vitamin K
Wintergreen
Resveratrol
Catechin
Ginkgo biloba
Parsley
Yucca
Apigenin
Carrot
Cinnamon
Fennel
Fucoidan
Marjoram
Oleuropein
Olive leaf extract
Polyphenols
Resveratrol: Cis- Form
Savory
Shiitake Mushroom
Stilbenes
Tarragon
Wasabi

68 Substances Researched for Thrombosis

NAME
Flavonoids
Nattokinase
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Onion
Bromelain
Soy
Alcohol
Policosanol
Quercetin
Soup
Vitamin E: Gamma-tocotrienol
Vitamin K
Wintergreen
Curcumin
Fucoidan
Garlic
Nutmeg
Resveratrol
Turmeric
Folate
Vitamin B-12
Arugula
Astaxanthin
Avocado
Coffee
Equol
Evodia ruteacarpa
Ginkgo biloba
Ginseng (Siberian)
Grape Seed Extract
Grapefruit
Isoflavones
Magnesium
Magnesium Sulfate
Natto
Peanut
Phyllanthus urinaria
Pine Bark Extract
Pycnogenol (Pine Bark)
Rosemary
Royal Jelly
Sea Cucumber
Sesame Seeds
Stilbenes
Sweet Orange
Thyme
Antrodia camphorata
Apigenin
Carrot
Clove
Cordyceps sinensis
Cumin
Fennel
Fermented Foods and Beverages
Ginger
Hericenone B
Lavender
Lion’s Mane (Hericium Erinaceus)
Marjoram
Oleuropein
Olive leaf extract
Polyphenols
Red Wine Extract
Resveratrol: Cis- Form
Savory
Tarragon
Thymoquinone
Yucca

13 Problem Substances Researched for Thrombosis ie they make the problem worse. There are lots of natural substances above that you can use instead of these.

Oral Contraceptives   
Raloxifene   
Ibuprofen   
Levothyroxine   
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)   
Statin Drugs   
Wheat   
2-Butoxyethanol   
Ethinyl Estradiol   
Ethinyl Estradiol plus Lynestrenol   
Lynestrenol   
Aspirin   
Warfarin

New Choices.

When someone asks, “How are you?” the truth may be: “Not so good” or “I’m feeling a little scared about where the economy is going” or “I’m really worried about my kids” or “I’m quite frustrated with my boss.”  But there are always other “truths” as well…and you can choose which ones to say out loud.

The next time a friend or colleague asks you “How are you?” try to choose a new answer that is both positive and real.  Fill in the blanks to these phrases below to get your focus on the positive feelings you do have, even though you are also aware of your fears:

(1) I feel hopeful about _______________

(2) I feel optimistic about _______________

(3) What made me happy this week was _______________

(4) What gave me such relief today was _______________

(5) I’m looking forward to _______________

You would certainly STILL be telling the truth, but you would have done something constructive to raise your vibration by choosing a new answer — one that is still true but very positive.

How are you?  Great, I feel really hopeful about my decision to be my own boss.

How are you?  Better, thanks.  I feel optimistic about my investment in my home.

How are you?  Relieved, thanks for asking.  My kids got good report cards which made me happy this week.

How are you?  I’m really looking forward to a gathering with my friends next week.

The point is about making a choice…it’s yours.  Yes, you may have fears, angers, worries etc, but you always have the other feelings as well, they just may be harder to find.

Yes, the economy is being trashed every day, problems with unemployment and the credit crunch are being discussed on every news show, and family members continue to act in ways we find hurtful or selfish…are you going to join that energy or choose a new direction?  I highly recommend that you try to steer your vibration in a new direction by choosing a new answer.

Try the EFT setup phrases below to get you started…

1. EFT SETUP PHRASES:

The EFT SETUP Phrases for this topic are as follows:

While tapping the karate chop spot on either hand, repeat these phrases out loud, (or change the words to fit your exact situation).

“Even though business is down right now, I choose to focus on what’s going well with my customers.”

“Even though I feel worried about my finances right now, I choose to remember that I am financially safe anyway. “

“Even though I’m worried about so many things, I choose to focus on positive events and feelings in my life.”

I have indicated where to tap while saying each of the phrases below. You may repeat the positive round and the negative round more than once if you wish. (Those of you who are new to EFT may view a chart of the spots on my web site under the post Start Tapping. EFT for Beginners.

***Now for the phrases that focus on the problem***

Eyebrow: “I’m worried about so many things.”

Side of Eye: “I feel concerned about the future of my business.”

Under Eye: “I feel anxious about my family.”

Nose: “What if my life doesn’t get better?”

Chin: “I have so much to worry about.”

Collarbone: “Maybe I could choose another focus.”

Under Arm: “But there really is so much to worry about.”

Head: “I’m not sure how I’m going to change my focus.”

***Now for the positive focus on the solution***

Eyebrow: “I can think of several people that make me happy.”

Side of Eye: “My gratitude list could be really really long…”

Under Eye: “I have so much to appreciate in my life.”

Nose: “I know it’s up to me, but my worries don’t go away.”

Chin: “I choose to focus on what I appreciate.”

Collarbone: “I know what to think about in order to feel better now!”

Under Arm: “I am focusing on what I appreciate about my family.”

Head: “I choose to think of all the answers that could make me happy now.”

Keep tapping to relieve the habit of focusing on negativity and start practicing looking for the “new” answer that feels more positive.

The Law of Attraction. How to Manifest.

The Law of Attraction is based on the principle that all matter is made up of pure energy, which is in a constant state of vibration and spin.

The LOA implies that thoughts and emotions are also energy, each having a unique energy signature. Every energetic frequency is in a constant state of attraction or repulsion with all others. With the recent emergence of quantum mechanics, this notion has been largely supported at a micro level.

The Law of Attraction states that “like attracts like,” and we are in a constant state of creating our reality through the energy we emit in the form of thoughts and emotion. We continuously interact with the fabric of reality (or quantum field), through thought and emotional energy, and whatever we focus on is likely to manifest. We are each creators of our own reality, and what we put out is what we will attract.

3 Things You Need to Know First

1. A key factor missing from the LOA is that we are creating on both a conscious and subconscious level. This accounts for the seeming contradiction between “opposites attract” and the major principle of LOA, “like attracts like.”

We are still attracting the part of the whole that has been splintered and repressed into the subconscious mind. Basically, the actively repressed traits within ourselves are still charged, and this suppressed energy is also a point of attraction. Until we acknowledge and integrate it, it will still play a role in the creation of our external reality.

2. Our belief systems alter our manifestation process. If you want to manifest R10,000 in one week, but your underlying beliefs are largely identified with a state of lack, you will only manifest more lack.

This is because Law of Attraction works with both thought and emotion, and if you try to think your way into something that you don’t believe, your emotional reaction will support your unconscious beliefs more than your conscious thoughts.

If you try to affirm, “I will be abundant,” but don’t believe it, those beliefs will surface via an emotional response that insinuates the opposite feeling. At that point, you are literally putting the gas and the breaks on at the same time, making manifestation very difficult.

One great tip to overcome this, as stated by Abraham Hicks, is to “start general, and then get specific” with your manifestation process. Start with what you can believe, and continue to expand as you see evidence of your manifestations taking place. This allows your thoughts and emotions to be in resonance rather than dissonance.

3. We are always manifesting according to our highest values. Renowned behavioural development specialist Dr. DeMartini (who was also featured in The Secret) discovered that we all have an inherent set of values that is largely governing our behaviour. DeMartini is quoted as saying, “All of our actions are strategies to align with our values as efficiently as possible,” along with, “all of our positive and negative emotions are feedback as to whether or not we are living in our highest values.” Essentially, the things we value the most filter our perception at a subconscious level. They are governing the way that we manifest, and the reasons we do.

This is why, for example, someone might set a new year’s resolution to lose weight and never achieve their goal. If one of their highest values is social connection, their unconscious will perceive that taking the time to exercise and eat right actually conflicts with the time they would rather be spending at social events with others.

The trick, then, is to change your perception by tying in how exercise and diet actually support your high value on social connection. For example, you might feel more confident meeting new people when you are healthy and strong. Or you can approach it from the other end by tying your value into your goal. In this case, you could try to engage your value of social connection by going to the gym or to nutrition classes with your close friends.

What You Need to Know During Active Manifestation

These are some useful tips if you are meditating on your vision, or practicing visualization.

Clear your mind. To speed up the process of manifestation, presence and focus are key. If your attention is scattered, your manifestation will be too. Write down on paper whatever is bothering you, and vow to leave it outside of your visualization. This will help you stay present.

Open your heart for the process. Connect with the feeling of gratitude as you begin. This can be done by writing a short gratitude list, or by thinking of people/events that you are truly grateful for.

According to the HeartMath Institute, “The heart generates an electromagnetic field roughly 60 times greater in amplitude than brainwaves do.” This field is measured by an electrocardiogram (ECG), and brainwaves were measured using an electroencephalogram (EEG) during these findings. The heart is a major point of attraction.

Be clear. The law of attraction is described as a law. This means it responds to everything, without exception. If you are mixed in your emotions or vision, it will slow the process. The clearer and more detailed you are, the faster your vision will come to life.

Engage your senses. Did you know that the brain can’t actually tell the difference between experience and visualization? This is why visualization is so useful for athletes. This principle applies directly to the LOA. What do you see, hear, smell, touch, and feel when you have arrived at your vision? Feel each sense distinctly, and don’t be afraid to sit with each one individually.

Engage emotion. This is how to charge your vision. Emotions are the driving force behind manifestation.

Align your intention with your values. Tie what you want to manifest into your highest values. More simply put, make sure you can see how your goals support the things that matter most to you in life. This will help you manifest congruently from both the conscious and subconscious mind.

Don’t be desperate. Try to imagine that you are gently requesting. If you are being needy or desperate in your request, you are coming directly from an emotional space of lack. The emotional feeling of lack will counteract your thought-energy, and you are more likely to stagnate.

What You Need to Know After

Take action. Taking action will create momentum, while also building evidence toward creating the belief that your manifestation is unfolding.

Act as if it has already happened. “I AM” is a creative, powerful phrase. If you conduct your behaviour as the person you have already become, you are more energetically aligned with your goal.

Be aware of your internal dialogue. Remember, you are in a constant state of attracting or repulsing what it is that you want to achieve. Your internal dialogue is always creating a point of attraction, along with the emotional reactions it produces. Be congruent! Process or purify your internal chatter using EFT/Tapping.

Allow! You must fully release your vision in order for it to manifest. If you are too attached to it, your need for control can actually stunt the process. Faith and belief in the process are key. It can be helpful to think in terms of being at a restaurant. Once you’ve placed your order, you have to give it time to be cooked up and served to you!

We are all creators, and we all deserve to live an inspired life. The Law of Attraction is a beautiful tool that enables us to consciously put our creative powers to use! In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”

Now is the time to Focus on Joy.

As we move into yet another year, most people are feeling unsure and gloomy about their lives. This is understandable. These are trying times. Do not follow those who only see doom and gloom. At the same time look clearly at what is going on. Descisions and perhaps confrontations will be needed. Ongoing attention needs to be placed upon positive emotions like joy.

 The Law of Attraction works all the time.  To oversimplify this principle: if you focus on lack, you will get more lack, if you focus on abundance, you will open the door to attracting more abundance. The easy part for us is that this “law” leaves us with one simple job — to find a way to focus on joy, regardless of negative situations that may be circulating through our lives.  The more we focus on joy, the higher our vibration; the higher our vibration, the more abundance we attract into our lives. 

Does this mean we should be in denial about reality?  No, it just means that it is within our power to decide how much time we spend focusing on challenges that bother us, situations we are powerless over, or issues that make us optimistic and happy.  We get to choose…

Perhaps like many people these days, you may be worried about your financial situation, the mortgage payments or how you will be able to afford your children’s education.  The worries may all be valid…but it’s up to you to make time to focus on what is going well.

Perhaps you have some troubles at home with your kids or in your relationship.  It may seem factual to you – your teenager is getting into trouble and you should do something about it…but it’s also up to you to find time to write your gratitude list and focus on joy in your life.

We can’t control other people or our government, we can’t control our friends or adversaries, so why don’t we start controlling what we can — our focus on joy — and use this as a way to invite the Law of Attraction to partner with us to bring us what we want in our lives?  Remember, the higher your vibration, the more clear and pure your positive signal is to the Universe.  When your signal is clear, the Universe can “hear” you and deliver what you want into your life. 

Try the EFT setup phrases below to refocus your energy…

1. EFT SETUP PHRASES:

The EFT SETUP Phrases for this topic are as follows:

While tapping the karate chop spot on either hand, repeat these phrases out loud, (or change the words to fit your exact situation).

“Even though I can’t help focusing on my problems and or the worlds problems, I deeply and completely accept all of me and my feelings.”

“Even though I have a bad habit of worrying about what’s wrong, I choose to make some new positive habits.”

“Even though I seem pulled towards my problems, I’m willing to start focusing on joy now.”

I have indicated where to tap while saying each of the phrases below. You may repeat the positive round more than once if you wish. (Those of you who are new to EFT may view a chart of the spots on my web site article called Start Tapping-EFT for Beginners.)

***Now for the phrases that focus on the problem***

Eyebrow: “I keep focusing on my problems.”

Side of Eye: “It’s a terrible habit.”

Under Eye: “I want to focus on joy but I can’t.”

Nose: “I have this habit of focusing on negativity.”

Chin: “I have a lot of troubles right now.”

Collarbone: “I don’t know how to change my focus.”

Under Arm: “There is so much to worry about.”

Head: “All my worries…”

***Now for the positive focus on the solution***

Eyebrow: “I choose to focus on joy.”

Side of Eye: “I want to feel joyful.”

Under Eye: “But shouldn’t I focus on reality?”

Nose: “I appreciate so much joy in my life.”

Chin: “I love being more positive.”

Collarbone: “I want to focus on joy in my life.”

Under Arm: “I choose to feel joyful.”

Head: “I know just what to focus on to feel joyful.”

Then tap on the following phrases as you complete one more round:

Eyebrow: I love knowing we all deserve abundance…
Side of Eye: I choose to tune into the guidance I am receiving…
Under Eye: I appreciate the prosperity in my life…
Nose: I love appreciating myself, my friends, my opportunities…
Chin: I’m grateful for all the new channels for abundance…
Collarbone: I appreciate exactly who I am…
Under Arm: I appreciate all the lessons I have learned…
Head: I am so grateful for all the prosperity in my life.