Newsletter 3 Our Stories Part 1

Newsletter 3 What’s Your Story?

Story Time

Story Time (Photo credit: Sergey Sus)

In an effort to help you better understand this new “process”, I’m going to be exploring the “stories” we create, how they affect our emotions, and how all that contributes to what we manifest into our lives. There will be several parts to this discussion, and because of the depth of each subject, I’ll only be able to touch on the most basic aspects of these concepts. In fact, my future newsletters will be dedicated to expanding and clarifying these very impactful paradigms. Let’s begin….

What is a Story and Why Do We Have Them?

The human brain is the organic computer that sits in our skull and has evolved into a marvelous device that does its best to keep us alive and safe. It starts doing its “job” a short time after conception, by observing, measuring and comparing ALL the data in our environment in an attempt to figure out what will benefit us or what will harm us. From this data, it creates our “world view”, and that “picture” not only defines everything “out there”, but it also becomes what most of us would call “who I am”.

Kite Stories

Kite Stories (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This “program”, which is almost fully “installed” by the time we reach age 5 or 6, is stored in the subconscious brain, which comprises about 95% of our total brain capacity. As a child, we have no way to accurately interpret what is going on around us, which means that this “view” is often distorted and limited (and, unfortunately for us, also very limiting!). It stores this “world view” as a “story” which it tells us whenever we become aware of anything that resembles a past, imprinting event (we’ll call that a “trigger”). These stories define every aspect of everything and everyone we encounter, and they form the basis of our judgments of others and, even more destructively, ourselves.

Remember this: the brain’s main function is to keep us safe, healthy and alive, and it is doing the best it can with what it knows… from a child’s point of view! And, since almost all that data is stored in the subconscious brain, it is very difficult to access. Essentially, we have a misinformed child, hiding in our heads, and it is running our lives.

It’s Only a Story… What Harm Can It Do?

So, every time we experience any kind of stimulus in our environment, the subconscious brain collects that data, compares it to what it has stored in it’s databank, and tells us a “story” about what it decides it means. Our belief in this “story” causes an emotional reaction, experienced as a physical sensation in our “gut area” (solar plexus), and then the brain creates another story about the meaning of that emotion,

I've Been Tagged.

I’ve Been Tagged. (Photo credit: *~Dawn~*)

which causes another reaction, and we are now stuck in what I call the “brain chatter/emotional reaction loop”. We become stuck in this endless loop, and we seem unable to break out of it until something else happens that draws our attention away from the loop long enough for it to fall into the background.

If you have any knowledge of quantum physics and the Law of Attraction (LOA), you might begin to get a glimpse how much damage this can do. Since our thoughts and emotions create a “vibration” in us that impacts the quantum field, and ultimately creates all that manifests into our world, when we are “stuck in the loop” initiated by a “negative” emotion, we are getting more of what we don’t want!

This Sounds Terrible…How Can I Break Out Of It?

Before I go into how to break the “loop”. I want to be perfectly clear about one point: ALL our emotions are vital and necessary, and none of them should be classified as “good” or “bad”. They are “signals” that are designed to tell us something about our relationship to our internal and external world. They not only tell us

Diagram depicting subconscious brain activity

Diagram depicting subconscious brain activity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

when something is “wrong” or dangerous (hey, there’s a tree about to fall on me!) but they also inform us of when we are experiencing something beautiful and enriching (wow, what a sunset!). And, if you are a fan of LOA, they can be seen as a part of our internal GPS that tells us how close of a match we are to our highest good: are we in alignment with our deepest desires?

Our resistance to what we’ve come to call our “negative” emotions, only serves to energize and strengthen them. One of the best and most effective ways I’ve found to break out of this loop, and begin to create a more empowering and fulfilling life, is the application of a process originally formulated in Greg Kuhn’s book series “Why Quantum Physicists….”.

I’m Curious… Tell Me More!

If you want peace

If you want peace (Photo credit: Celestine Chua)

If you’ve been following these newsletters, you know by now that I’m working with Greg to design a coaching platform based on his books, and we’ve recently named it the Emotional Chart Attunement Process (ECAP). For now, I’ll just say it is a way to disengage from the “loop” by learning to own your emotions by creating new, empowering “stories”. This breaks the hypnotic spell of the “loop” and slowly reprograms the subconscious brain so that it comes into alignment with your conscious, deliberate desires and goals… now, your whole brain is working with you to assist you in playing the game of “Growing a Greater You”!!

As I said at the beginning of this discussion, I’ll be explaining it more fully in future issues of the newsletter, but if you are interested in learning more about this exciting breakthrough, you can go to Greg’s blog or visit my site (Beyond Belief Coaching) and schedule a free introductory one hour coaching session. NAMASTE!

Newsletter 2 My Newest Process to Change Beliefs

What I’ve Been Up To

I want to apologize for the delay in publishing this installment of my newsletter, but there have been so many personal and professional matters that needed my attention and time just slipped away from me. Actually, and more accurately, my views and understanding of today’s subject matter has evolved so rapidly that it took time to solidify my thoughts into a definitive piece. This needs further explanation….

Distant Desire

My whole life has been spent trying to understand the “human condition”: Why are we here? Why are we the way we are and how can that be changed? What is the meaning of true happiness and how do we reach it? In an ongoing attempt to bring more clarity to these questions, I’m constantly searching for new sources of insight and better tools to implement the desired changes. As a professional Life Coach, I feel that I owe it to my clients to be able to assist them in discovering and manifesting their deepest desires, in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

Quantum Physics and The Law of Attraction

To that end, I’ve recently come into contact with a process that I consider to be leading edge in creating real and permanent change, for myself and my clients. If you’re interested in exploring it more deeply, it is fully explained in a new book, “How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs”, written by the award-winning author, Greg Kuhn.

Parallel Universes

Parallel Universes (Photo credit: sea turtle)

. In fact, I’m now working with Greg to develop a new coaching paradigm based on this process and I’ve integrated it into my coaching practice.

Before I get into the process itself, I feel I need to explain why I would endorse yet another system when I’m already fully trained in using the Law of Attraction in my coaching practice. One of the problems almost everyone has when working with the LOA is the emotional roller-coaster ride they experience when trying to maintain the higher, positive “vibration” needed to manifest their desires. If you are starting at the bottom end of the emotional scale, in regards to that particular goal, it is almost impossible to make (and hold) the “quantum leap” to an emotional level needed to have that desire come to fruition. It’s just too unbelievable to you, and in fact, it is very threatening to that part of your brain that is your most essential ally in reaching your deepest desires.

A Gentler, Kinder Way…

Human Brain Evolution

On the other hand, this simple process offers an easy, non-threatening way to retrain the subconscious brain so that it is in alignment with your conscious wishes and desires. It involves using an Emotional Chart that arranges the full gambit of human emotions, in an ascending hierarchy, ranging from Depression/Hopelessness, at the bottom, to Love/Ecstasy, at the top end. To apply the process, you are asked to pick one unfulfilled desire or goal, that you wish to manifest, and look over the chart to identify where you feel you are right now in relation to that desire or goal.

Once you’ve decided on a starting point, you would spend that day totally immersed in that emotion, and how it relates to what you want to have, be, or do. You make statements and create stories, in the present tense, that help you to “own” the emotion in an objective way. At the end of the day (or, however long it takes you) when you feel “complete” with that particular emotion, you look at the chart and find the emotion that is the next level up and repeat the process, using that emotion, the following day.

The Secret Behind The Secret

On the surface, this may seem too simplistic to be very effective in assisting you to create real and permanent change. I’ve applied it in my own life, and used it with several of my clients, and I can guarantee you that it is very powerful and effective in bringing about the “reprogramming” that you will need to manifest your every wish. The real beauty of it is that anyone can buy the book and use it to make the changes they desire. However, it can be difficult to stay consistently focused and on-course long enough to get the desired results… the subconscious brain can be very persistent in maintaining it’s familiar and comfortable state of mind. It will use every trick at its disposal to keep you stuck in your “comfort zone”, despite all your

Secret Passage

Secret Passage (Photo credit: j.a.holland)

sincere attempts to “move up” the scale.

I’m not trying to paint the subconscious brain as some evil, disruptive force, bent on sabotaging your every effort in your journey to fulfillment… it is actually doing what it thinks is best for you in an attempt to keep you safe from what is sees as a threat. It wants to help you, it wants to keep you safe, and it is trying to do that in the best way it can.

A Little Help Can Go A Long Ways

My point is that, despite the best intentions of many people who try to apply this process in their lives, some will need a little “hand-holding” to stay focused and persistent long enough to get the results they are seeking. My experience has been that a short-term coaching arrangement can be very effective in getting “over the hump”. If, after you’ve learned and tried to apply this process in your daily life, but feel stuck or frustrated, you may decide you could use a little assistance. Great! Contact me to set up a free, no obligation, introductory session to explore the possibility.

My next installment in this series will be about how to implement this process in the most effective way and I will share some tips and techniques that I’ve found useful. As always, thank you for spending your time reading this, and allowing me to be of service to you. My greatest wish is that you find lasting peace, happiness, and joy, as you discover the True Self of your Being…. NAMASTE!