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Thoughts on Robin Williams and Depression

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Thoughts on Robin Williams and Depression.

I’ve wondered for days what I could add of worth regarding the untimely death of Robin Williams. Today in my inbox I received this wonderful post from Nick Ortner, of The Tapping Solution. Nick is a well-known proponent of EFT, a wonderful, quick and easy tapping technique that is used effectively to assist in the resolution of many health and life challenges.

I love this post as it speaks to the depression that Robin suffered from as well as adding great clips of Robin’s work and several resources for EFT tapping for depression, the suicide hotline, depression resources and others.

I went through many years of dark and deep depression and suicidal thoughts. For many of them I was also working, a student and a single mother with chronic asthma so my plate was full. I dropped out of college one semester due to depression. I’d attempt to drive to school and end up in my car in tears before even turning the key to start the car. I managed to stay attentive to my son, but often didn’t really attend to me. Boyfriends and friends left my life, as many do when people around them are depressed. My parents urged me to just ignore my feelings, a tactic they had pressed upon me since early childhood. So I fully understand the pain and am very grateful that I don’t go to those dark places anymore.

I have used EFT effectively since 2000, and love how portable it is and how easy it is to use.

I, like much of the world, experienced great joy from Robin’s movies and the support he gave to the homeless and other charities. His light shone through it all. He will be greatly missed. I truly hope that he is now at peace, shed of the darkness that he struggled with and in a lighter realm freed of the heaviness that has engulfed this planet up until now. I appreciate all he shared with the world and wish that his life could have held more joy for him.

Hope you find this post helpful. If you are facing depression and/or suicidal thoughts, please reach out for help. This planet is going through immense changes right now, for the better, and I’d love for you to stick around to enjoy the wonderful world that is here now and will be even more wonderful in the future. We need your light!!!!

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Transformation Assistance On The Road!

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23 weeks on the road now, 23 weeks of bringing my love and light to many people in several states, 23 weeks of bringing healing work to many people along the way, 23 weeks of writing blog posts and FB posts to uplift and inspire others…not to mention all the cleaning and yard work I have gifted people with as well:)

I’ve really appreciated the sharing, the growth, the healing that has taken place for me and others. I’ve seen self-love grow, power grow, more alignment with Spirit.

If you are ready for some assistance during this transformation, check out my website www.empowerandbalance.com and give me a call. Sessions are usually 1 1/2 to 2 hours, $90 an hour, choosing from 16 therapies alone or in combination. Much of this work can be done over the phone, skype or long distance without you being on the phone at the time.

Are you feeling stuck? Frustrated? Are you feeling fearful about the economy, jobs, relationships….? Would you like to change that and move forward? Are you in the midst of clearing limiting beliefs and old “stuff” from past and present lives?

For over 34 years, my passion has been working with people to assist them in quickly and easily clearing limiting beliefs and programs and installing new supportive ones so they achieve their goals and success! Some of the tools I use are hypnotherapy, NLP, energy medicine, Reiki, Spiritual response therapy, Spiritual restructuring, past life regression, EFT, One Commands and more.

Together we can create a new world!

My photo of Lincoln Park, Seattle WA.

Learning to Love Ourselves, Some Techniques!

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about love…loving myself, loving others, loving the world, loving what IS right now…on and on.  I’ve been out of a relationship a long time, healing myself so that I could finally have a healthy, supportive relationship, SO that I could finally BE that healthy person in a loving relationship.  I’ve been focused on this healing not just for a romantic partner relationship, but also for a loving family relationship, my work, and my true purpose this lifetime and for the world.

 I’ve come to believe that this is the ONLY true work of our lifetime…learning to love ourselves, relaxing enough to let go of all the “stuff” that we erroneously believe about ourselves that we’ve carried forth from other lifetimes, been programmed with from childhood and society, this belief that we are separate from our divinity.  If there is an original sin, I believe this is the apple we ate…this belief that we are anything other than divine and perfect.

            I went to an NLP meet up yesterday and the guest speaker was Jack Elias, a local hypnotherapist/NLP master and teacher. He did some funny impersonations of how we catch a negative thought, latch onto it, and then use it to beat ourselves up with it.  He pointed out how it is Nazi thinking in how what we do to ourselves is so horrific.

            I have seen this in my son, my family, my friends, my clients, and myself.  It affects our physical health, our relationships, our finances, and how we treat others as well.  That is why I have written so much about healing ourselves and coming to peace within us, how that then creates a positive affect on the world and helps contribute to a more peaceful, loving world.

            I’m sure you have experienced walking into a room where people have been angry or arguing with another. The negative energy is palpable.  Since those emotions create chemical reactions in our body, you can understand how this affects our physical well-being.  Masaru Emoto has demonstrated this with his water experiments, how thoughts change the form of the water crystals.  Since a large percentage of our body is water, these negative thoughts directly affect our body.  And like attracts like, so the more we focus on these negative thoughts and emotions, it seems like more show up to join the dance.

 Here are a few techniques you can use to assist you in more deeply loving yourself and clearing the negative self-talk:

 1.  Yesterday, Jack Elias suggested you could just dance with it.  Low self-esteem?  Dance the low self-esteem dance…. dance free form, or waltz, or whatever, as you announce here you are feeling low self-esteem…. or whatever thought/feeling is up for you.  Pay attention to what else shows up. Old memories that hold that emotion or belief for you, other beliefs that have supported that emotion, …whatever it is, just be inquisitive. This is an opportunity for healing and for releasing these negative emotions in a playful way.

 2.  Louise Hays suggests using affirmations and mirror work.  I feel that affirmations can be powerful, if you pay attention to the “yeah buts” that often show up as you are saying the affirmations.  Your conscious mind will be stating the affirmation “I deeply love myself” and your subconscious might spit up “oh yeah, that’s a crock of #! *+!”, or stuff you heard from your Mom, Dad, school mates….So pay attention to those, thank them for showing up, love them, too, and keep going. For mirror work, you can look into a mirror and state “I love you” “I appreciate you”, you can bow and say “Namaste” the God within me recognizes the God within you.   You can use whatever phrases you need to hear.  Your childhood is over, your past lives are over, (although really, the only time is now…. smile) so NOW is the time to be the loving parent to that wounded you and tell yourself all those things you needed to hear, are still needing to hear, and allow yourself to move to that place of owning self-love.

 3. EFT, emotional freedom technique, is a great tool for shifting the negative self-talk and getting to more self-love.  There are places you tap on acupuncture meridian points that physically free up energy that has been held stuck there due to trauma, stress and holding patterns.  EFT starts with a set up phrase that accepts and loves where you are right now….”Even though I am beating myself up right now, I deeply and completely love and accept myself” and you can add…”And I am willing to be open to learning to love myself now”.  That phrase is done while taking the little finger side of one hand and using a “karate chop” motion on the little finger side of the other hand.  You state it three times. Then you move on to the various acupuncture points on your body and head, tapping and stating what seems to be real right now….”beating myself up, feeling like crap, no one loves me, I don’t even love me”, just allowing yourself to be with what you are feeling and thinking right now and then you can move to more positive statements “well, there is that one friend that loves me, sometimes I love myself, what would it be like if I could really love myself?, I like that feeling, “…on and on, until you feel a shift. Then breathe deeply.  Other thoughts, emotions and beliefs might come up and then you can tap on them.

 4.  David Spangler talked of a wonderful practice of bringing “you” out to sit in front of you.  Then think of something or someone you feel love and appreciation for and fill yourself up with that.  Then you can pour that love and appreciation into that “you” in front of you, until that “you” is filled up and overflowing. Then you can bring that “you” back into your body and feel the difference.  This is a very gentle practice and very powerful.

 5.  You can sit in what is called a whole brain posture, a variation of the “cook’s hook up” energy medicine posture.  You cross your right ankle over your left, sitting or laying down, and then cross your left wrist over your right wrist, turn your hands so they face each other and clasp your hands together.  You can start with a release statement, thinking to yourself whatever negative emotion is running for you at the moment, “I’m now releasing all worry, fear and self-judgment”. Keep saying it to yourself as you breathe and hold this posture. Then when it feels like you are finished, unclasp your hands and uncross your ankles.  Place your fingertips together like you are holding a ball, and breathe.  This brings both hemispheres of the brain together to support this belief and release the negative.  You can then do the exercise again and use a positive statement ” I now deeply appreciate myself just as I am”, same posture, and same two steps. Psych-K and other energy techniques use this hold.

 If you want more information about any of these techniques, there is more information about these people and techniques on the Internet. I have simply been paraphrasing their techniques.  Also, I have several meditations and techniques on my website for free.  If you have any questions or would like some help, I would love to assist you in clearing anything limiting you from truly seeing what a beautiful and blessed being you are and all that you bring to the world. This has been my work for over 30 years and I am trained in and have studied many therapies and techniques. It is an honor to serve you in this way.

 Let’s fill up this world with love, person by person until we have claimed the truth of heaven on earth!

 Katelon T. Jeffereys

Seattle Life Coach

 www.empowerandbalance.com

Photo by Nancy Merryl

 

Opening Doors!

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     With all the changes taking place on the planet and in each country, the media and many religious institutions are screaming out fear, gloom and doom. Darwin taught us that evolution happens through survival of the fittest, competition…. which leads to a belief in lack and limitation. It also leads to greed, with people, companies and countries attempting to have power over others.  But is this the truth?

     When I was doing my first research for the stress release and wellness workshops I lead for companies and the public, I ran across the information that Louis Pasteur admitted on his death bed that another prominent scientist had the correct idea…that our body isn’t attacked from outside by germs, rather, our cells are changed within by what we eat, our thoughts, our emotions…the environment we create inside ourselves.

      I was listening to an interview with Bruce Lipton the other day, author of “Spontaneous Evolution” and a biologist, and he discovered many years ago that the environment that DNA cells were in, dictated what they became.  Along with that, he talked about the fact that simply by speaking to the DNA cells created a change in them.  He said that Darwin wasn’t correct, that evolution happens through cooperation, not competition, and yet in schools and society we have been fed this misinformation that has created this environment of fear, struggle, etc. inside ourselves and in our world. Russian research as confirmed this as well, and they speak of the fact that we are in charge of our evolution and that we can actively evolve ourselves by changing our thoughts, basically coming into cooperation with what it is we desire.

     Candace Pert, the author of “Molecules of Emotion” and a scientific researcher, has also come to the conclusion that our thoughts and emotions change our molecules and thus affect our health.  Even in the movie “Avatar” it talked of how we are all connected with each other, and the earth, that environment is important…inner and outer. And I don’t believe the movie was just “science fiction”. Wayne Dyer repeated a quote in a recent interview that stated, “When you change the way you look at things, things change.”  Quantum science has proven this to be so.

      David Spangler, an author and teacher of spirituality, says that it is time for us to collaborate with all components on earth and beyond the seen and unseen to sustain and enhance the ecology of the planet.  In a recent interview that I just listened to, he also spoke of how different wines are best savored in different glasses, as the container in which the wine is poured into affects the flavor, expression and really, the life of the wine.  He used this as an explanation of how we, too, need to be a part of what he calls “incarnational evolution”…. to best evolve ourselves, evolve our “containers”, so that we can more fully express ALL of us, and assist in the evolution of this planet and even Spirit itself. Seconding that is a quote by Richard Tarnas, the author of “Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View”: “What seems to be unfolding is not only recovery of the soul of the world, the anima mundi, but a new relationship with it.”

     We are at a crossroads globally and I feel this personally.  As I watch things falling apart around the world, all the earth changes and government battles, I see things falling apart in my life as I’m being forced to let go of old behaviors, beliefs, relationships, and situations that in truth, haven’t been supporting my good, my true Spirit, my wholeness…but keeping me small instead.  At times I meet this with grace, humor and open arms, at other times I am filled with terror, anger, and feel powerless.  I am focusing on creating open doors in my mind, my heart, my life, so that I can fly forward and live the kind of life I desire.

      I searched online to find pictures of open doors and found the one I included in this post.  I showed it to a friend and for her, it felt scary, like she might fall. But for me, when I look at it, I see myself flying!  I was graced with the opportunity to do a tandem hang-glide off a mountain in Edwards, Col. before coming to Seattle in 1998.  We were lucky to catch this sweet updraft and I experienced flying. The entire experience was so supportive, beautiful and encouraged me to trust this next leap I was going to make. If I had known then what I’d face in Seattle, I probably wouldn’t have come here, but on a deeper level I also trust that I needed to die in this fire here to be reborn to fulfill my destiny.  That flight off the mountain and how I was gently lifted and carried softly to my landing has been the lifeline I’ve used many times to remind myself that it is going to be ok!

     As I’ve walked this path of transformation I have continued to receive assistance from the many new and older mind/body/spiritual therapies out there, sometimes going to others for help and often working with myself, too. This path has led me to learn and use several techniques including hypnotherapy, NLP, breathwork, applied kinesiology, One Command, EFT, Emotion code work, regression work, Spiritual response therapy, Spiritual Restructuring, meditation, visualization, energy medicine techniques, Reiki and other energy therapies along with the spiritual healing work I have instinctively done since childhood.  I have seen it’s positive affects and powerful transformations with my clients and with me and am grateful for these tools to use to assist me in moving through these changes; cooperating with Spirit and with the earth changes, cooperating with my body, heart, and mind as well.

     How about you? Are you, too, feeling overwhelmed at times?  Are you looking for ways to travel this journey with grace and more gentleness?  I invite you to check out these authors listed and check out my website www.empowerandbalance.com I offer in person sessions and have had powerful results also from doing phone sessions for people and long distance healing work, too. I also am available to teach classes, workshops, lectures and coaching.  You can find testimonials and more information on my website and also some tools to use.  I am able to combine therapies in a unique way to fit the person, the situation and the desired outcome. I have taught corporate workshops on various topics, too. Let me know if I can help you in any way.

      I’m scared at times but mostly I’m excited about changing me, evolving me and joining hands with others and the earth to assist in the grand transformation that I believe we are in the midst of.  Let’s be BIG, let’s be WHOLE and HOLY, and let’s follow our dreams and create and fly through open doors!

Katelon T. Jeffereys

Seattle Life Coach

www.empowerandbalance.com

 

 

Great Fun Healing Session

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     I just finished a very fun and effective trade session with my friend, Dena Przybyla.  She is in Hawaii right now, and I’m here in Seattle.  She does great EFT work (Emotional Freedom Technique), a tapping technique that uses acupuncture meridian points to assist in releasing negative beliefs, habits and conditions, and manifesting desired results.  It isn’t just about releasing things, but in a way, rewiring them so that they are aligned with your desired results. People use it for all kinds of things from headaches to weight loss, to manifesting new jobs, relationships or whatever. Dena has a great website www.eft-seattle.com  She has written a wonderful e-book with great scripts to use with EFT. So, Dena helped me work on my issues and things I desire to manifest in my life.

      First though, I did a combined hypnosis, NLP, past life regression/between lives/future life work to assist her in manifesting what she is desiring to have in her life.  I have been doing this work for years and even created my own therapy to use for it as I didn’t like the ones I had received from others.  So, we looked at a past life that held information that she needed to clear in order to manifest what she wants now.  In order to help heal that lifetime, her unconscious mind and I ended up taking her in between lives and into a future life to gather resources to take into the past life, shifting it, and then taking all those new resourses, beliefs and remembered talents and skills into now, to create the future she desires. It was great fun and I got to see that this work can be done effectively, efficiently and easily via the phone. I’m used to doing Spiritual response therapy, reiki and other spiritual energy healing work long distance, and have done some NLP via the phone, but this session today really opens up the possiblities to what I can do with people around the world!!! Pretty exciting!

To find out more about Dena’s work: www.eft-seattle.com


Katelon T. Jeffereys

Seattle Life Coach

www.empowerandbalance.com