Archive for October 2010
In the Your Inspiring Life system, there are five key steps to follow each day that will really help you live a life that inspires and fulfills you on every level of your Being.
Step One: Affirm
The first step is to affirm what you want. However, before you can do that, you need to be clear about what you really want. It’s important to take the time to really explore what would truly fulfill you in your life and set a goal that inspires you and fills you with a feeling of joy as you think about achieving it. You want to phrase your goal in a way that will help you feel enthusiastic and motivated to really go for it. To affirm your goal, simply say it out loud to yourself.
The full Your Inspiring Life program helps you get clear about what you really want and helps you phrase your goal in a way that really inspires you.
Step Two: Clear
In the second step, you first discover the negative beliefs that have been holding you back from fully committing to your dreams. By saying your goal out loud, it’s likely that some of the negative beliefs you hold about achieving your goal will get triggered within you. Just write them down then use EFT to release these negative, limiting beliefs completely.
The reason that most of us haven’t achieved our heartfelt dreams up to this point in our lives is because we have a whole set of negative beliefs about ourselves and our potential and about how we think the world will react to what we have to offer. In this step, you take a few minutes each day to free yourself of these negative beliefs with EFT.
The full Your Inspiring Life program includes 20 EFT recordings to make it easy for you to release a variety of common issues that arise when we stretch ourselves to reach for a goal that inspires us.
Step Three: Envision
Once you have released the negative emotions that came up when you affirmed your goal, it’s time to envision what you want. In this step, you first create an inspiring vision statement, a wonderful story of you achieving your heartfelt goal. In this story, you imagine that you have already achieved your goal and you describe all the wonderful changes this makes within you and in your life.
The full Your Inspiring Life program guides you step-by-step to create your inspiring vision and includes a special recording to help you easily envision what you want and attract it to you with power.
Step Four: Center
In this step, you will take a few minutes each day to connect with the unconditional source of well-being within you. We often mistakenly think that we can only feel good if the right circumstances are all lined up perfectly in our lives. This kind of conditional well-being creates a fear that our good feelings can be taken away. But that is not true. In this step, you reconnect with the unconditional well-being within you so that you can have a direct experience of it yourself. When we know that our well-being is unconditional and doesn’t depend on anything outside of ourselves, we can release all fear and feelings of vulnerability. We can stretch ourselves to try new things because we know our well-being doesn’t hinge on our success or failure. My two favorite methods for feeling this state of well being are EFT and meditation.
In the full Your Inspiring Life program, I show you how to come back to your natural state of unconditional well-being in a matter of minutes with EFT. There are also two guided meditation recordings to help you easily feel that state of unconditional well-being within yourself as well.
Step Five: Act
In this step, it’s time to take inspired action. Once you clear away the negative beliefs about yourself and your potential, you will naturally find that your enthusiasm and inspiration begin to well up within you. You’ll know when you’ve done enough tapping on an issue when you begin to feel excited about taking the next step to achieve your goal. In this step, you will want to create a useful Game Plan to map out your journey to success at your inspired goal. This is also a good time to connect with your inner wisdom to get answers to any questions you may have.
The Your Inspiring Life full program guides you through creating your Game Plan and there are two special recordings to help you connect with your inner guidance and feel gratitude for yourself and all that you have accomplished every step of the way. There is also an EFT recording for fear of taking action.
So, to sum up, you will simply take the following five steps each day:
- Affirm what you want.
- Clear the negative beliefs and feelings that get triggered by this with EFT.
- Envision what you want as if you have already achieved it.
- Center in your natural state of unconditional well-being.
- Take inspired action to achieve your dreams.
Once you get into the rhythm of it, this process will probably not take you more than 20 minutes per day. It is absolutely worth it to take the time to follow these five steps each day. You will feel so much more inspired and enthusiastic about achieving your dreams when you do. And you will really feel wonderful at the end. You will discover that you are feeling better in every area of your life as you follow these five steps faithfully. Plus, you will find yourself taking action each day to make your dreams a reality. By taking just 20 minutes a day to follow these simple steps, you will soon find that you are living a life that truly inspires and fulfills you in every way.
For More Help with the Five Steps
Go up to the right hand corner of this page to sign up for my free eCourse, The Five Steps to Living an Inspiring Life. In the eCourse, you will learn EFT and get a lot of additional tips and ideas for following the five steps to creating a truly fulfilling life.
For more information about the full Your Inspiring Life program, click here.
One of my favorite resources for achieving our dreams is called Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT. I’ve been studying and exploring different approaches to personal growth and fulfillment for over twenty years now, and I have to say that I have found EFT to be one of the best methods to easily, gently, and quickly free ourselves from negative beliefs and emotions that have been holding us back from living lives that truly inspire and fulfill us. When you use the simple technique of EFT on a regular basis, it really can help you let go of limiting beliefs and negative emotions and move you forward in the direction of your heartfelt dreams.
What is EFT?
EFT is a powerful but little-known technique that has the potential to truly transform your life. Although EFT represents the cutting edge of psychology today in my opinion, its roots reach back five thousand years to Chinese Medicine acupressure techniques. Chinese Medicine has meticulously mapped out a series of energy channels in our bodies called meridians. When these channels of energy become constricted or distorted, disease and disharmony are the result. With EFT, you simply tap or rub on a series of nine key acupressure points on your face and body in order to activate each of these meridians. When these points are stimulated in this way, the energy channels in the body open and your natural, healthy flow of energy is restored.
The key concept that EFT brings to psychology and Chinese Medicine is the pairing of an emotionally painful idea or memory with the tapping of these points. Whenever we have a negative emotion, it is a sign that our energy channels have closed down. Often, a negative idea or belief will trigger this constriction in the flow and a negative emotion will result such as anxiety, sadness, anger, etc.
How EFT Works
To use EFT, all you do is think about something that normally upsets you or takes you out of a feeling of well-being while you tap on the EFT points. As you do, you will be retraining your nervous system to let go of the constriction and stay open while you think about that painful idea or memory. As a result, you will feel a wonderful feeling of well-being quickly replacing your anxiety, sadness, anger, fear, self-doubt, and so on. EFT helps you easily and gently release those old, unwanted painful emotions and beliefs in a very short time.
EFT Helps You Feel Your Natural State of Wisdom and Well-Being
EFT reprograms the nervous system to release the intensity around any problem and lets your innate well-being and wisdom flow. Once the intensity decreases sufficiently, you will suddenly become aware of wonderful healing insights and/or feel a deep sense of peace, understanding, compassion, love, and acceptance related to the previously upsetting belief or memory. It is truly wonderful.
EFT Helps You Reach for Your Dreams
This deceptively simple yet powerful tool will be invaluable to you as you stretch yourself to reach for a dream that truly inspires you. Because at each step, it’s likely that you will have issues, fears, negative beliefs, and emotions of all shapes and sizes emerging from the shadows. When you decide to take a big step forward toward something you’ve always wanted to achieve, it is very common for such issues to get activated within you. The reason why you haven’t followed your dreams up to now in your life is that you’ve had these negative beliefs hiding at the back of your consciousness, holding you back from taking action. EFT will give you a powerful floodlight to look those issues square in the eye and release them. As you do, you will be freeing yourself to follow your dreams with passion and enthusiasm.
I gratefully acknowledge Gary Craig as the originator of this simple yet profoundly effective process known as Emotional Freedom Techniques. He is retired now, and I feel so blessed to be able to spread the word about EFT and teach people how to use it to change their lives.
Learn How to Do EFT Right Now
To learn how to do EFT and discover for yourself how it can help you achieve your dreams, you can sign up for my free mini eCourse version of the Your Inspiring Life program, EFT and the Five Steps to Living an Inspiring Life, in the upper right corner of this page.
In this free eCourse, you will learn the simple EFT procedure, a process that has the potential to truly change your life. You will also learn the five key steps that will help you to live a live that truly fulfills you on every level of your Being. As soon as you sign up, you’ll get the first lesson in your email inbox.
Live Your Dream Now
The Your Inspiring Life full program includes 22 EFT recordings that help you let go of a whole variety of negative beliefs and painful feelings that have been holding you back from reaching for and fulfilling your dreams. Each recording then helps you replace your negative, limiting beliefs and ideas with new uplifting, empowering thoughts. All you have to do is listen and follow along. There’s also an eBook and five more recordings to help you feel your natural state of well-being, connect with your inner guidance, and more. You can learn more about the program here:
I say, Veruca Salt rocks. In case you need a reminder, she’s the “spoiled brat” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can read my blog post about what I like about her here: So, What’s So Bad about Veruca Salt?
As I’m sure you can tell from that post, I think she’s a great example to follow in lots of ways. Plus, her story shows us how we have all been trained to believe that wanting and demanding that you get what you want out of life is wrong and makes us a “bad person.”
Strength of will, and by that I mean knowing exactly what you want and demanding and expecting it of the Universe and not giving up until you get it, is the key to getting whatever you truly want out of life.
And Veruca has that down.
How to Strengthen Your Will
So, here are some lessons to take from Veruca:
- Forget living to please other people.
- Do what you want to do.
- Demand that the Universe give you what you want.
- And don’t take no for an answer!
Remember that “no” is just a thought, just a word. There is no “no” when you are fully committed to something that you really want with all your heart.
You Can Do It from a Positive Place…
Of course, we can have a strong, vibrant, powerful will in a more positive way than Veruca Salt. We don’t have to rely on other people to be the sole channel for the things that we want. We’re not children anymore. We can focus our wills on what we want and take consistent, inspired action until we achieve our heartfelt goals.
But like Veruca does: we don’t have to take no for an answer. Let yourself discover what you really want, be persistent, and don’t give up until you get it. And that’s how you will build that will muscle so it will be something you can rely on to help you get what you want out of life.
Here’s an Exercise That Will Help
Think about a goal that you want to achieve. And then, let this be your mantra for the day: This is what I want and I WILL get it! I want it NOW!
Say that a few times to yourself and see if you can feel your will getting stronger, your resolve to live a life that truly fulfills and inspires you getting more powerful. I can feel it, can you?
For More Help Building a Strong Sense of Will
I created my Your Inspiring Life self-help program to help us all overcome the inner barriers to achieving our heartfelt goals and help us focus our wills with clear intention and passion on whatever we want to experience and accomplish in our lives.
For me, when I follow the five steps of the program each day, I can absolutely and instantly feel the change it makes within me. With every step, I can feel the strengthening and enlivening of my will to achieve my heartfelt goals.
When I keep on tapping with EFT until I feel my thoughts and feelings shifting to a better-feeling place and I begin to feel inspired to take action, it transforms my experience of myself. Every time I do this, I am freeing myself from another layer of what has been holding me back from embracing the next step on my journey with a strong sense of purpose and will to succeed.
I know from experience that the Your Inspiring Life program really works. It is a great way to develop a strong sense of will so you can live a life that inspires and fulfills you and I really encourage you to check it out and see if it feels right for you.
You can sign up for my free 7-day mini eCourse version of the program in the upper right hand corner of this page.
Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Have a wonderful day and remember to let your inner Veruca shine through a little bit more each day.
Peace and blessings, Laura