May 6, 2009
Vol. 1, Issue 5

In this issue:

  • Quick Notes
  • Soul Journey Resource
  • Featured Article
  • Soul Song Strategy
  • About Becky Waters
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"The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches."

-Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Guilt is anger directed at ourselves - at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others - what they did or did not do."

- Peter McWilliams


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soul Music Success Story

"Thank you so much, Becky. I don't think I've stopped crying for the last hour while I listened to your message and then the music. You are so amazing, I can't even tell you! You've hit on such very deep chords (no pun intented) with me, and were able to pick up on elements of my essence and problems in my life that I know I didn't tell you.... Thanks again, and you are indeed blessed with an incredible talent and gift, and I'm so glad you're using it to help people like me."

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"Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God."

- Mary Manin Morrissey

"Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."

- Oprah Winfrey


QUICK NOTES

We've been having a lot of rain here in Alabama. I love the way everything looks after the rain.... so fresh and green.

It's so "Springy" :) That time of rejuvenation and rebirth... of letting go of the old and making way for the new.

Which makes it a perfect time to reassess where you are, look foward where you want to be, and set a plan for getting there.

To give you some help in the "reassessing where you are" phase, I've reworked an article from a couple of years ago on Spring Cleaning for the Spirit. Many times, before we can truly move forward, we've got to let go of some of the "stuff" we've been carrying around. This article will give you some exercises for doing that.

Happy Spring!

~ Namaste, Becky


SOUL JOURNEY RESOURCE

Affirmation Song Collection - Affirmations are a great way to "clean up" negative self-talk. And putting them with music just makes them that much more powerful - and FUN! I've found myself singing the "Self-Sabotage Habits" song lately... "I'm giving up all my self-sabotage habits; I'm giving up all the things I do that make it hard on me..." It reminds me to LET GO of attitudes, habits, etc that hold me back from what I want in life. It's included in the new Affirmation Song Collection I've just assembled. I'd been wanting to create this collection for awhile. And thanks to a non-computer-savy client :) I was given the opportunity to do just that. (Thanks Dr D!)

Adventures in Self-Discovery - If you're looking for the Secret Tool that can help you transform your life.... I invite you to join us for this teleclass series in June. Using this tool and the Special 4-step process I teach, will help you release the past, gain clarity, resolve issues, tune in to your intuition.... and many other benefits, Get more info here.

Live Your Truth - If you are in or around the Huntsville, Alabama area I invite you to join us for this full-day workshop. It's an intense day of rediscovering who you really are - your gifts, talents, strengths; uncovering blocks, fears, and other things that may be holding you back; and then setting a plan for moving forward to what you want most in life right now. More info here.


FEATURED ARTICLE

Spring Clean Your Spirit: Let Go of the Past, Let Go of Guilt

When I talk about "spirit," I am referring to that fundamental animating force within all living beings: that divine spark, or vital life force within us, our vitality, our soul - the essence of who we are. In Latin, spiritus, means "breath." But it also refers to soul, courage, and vigor.

I believe part of the stress we feel in our lives comes from a burdened spirit. Periodically "cleaning" our spirit by letting go of the past and letting go of guilt is essential to our well being. Letting go sets our spirit free, which then enables us to create more joy and fulfillment in our lives.

Let Go of the Past

Where do you spend most of your thinking time? In the past? In the present? In the future?

When I ask this to clients or groups I'm speaking with, they are typically all certain they stay in the present. Then I asked them to count how many times that day they’d had thoughts about something either in the past or in the future. Even then, most are still fairly adamant that they are living in the present until I asked them to list what those thoughts were about.

That's when they realize they are not as "present" as they think. Their thoughts, as they discover, are primarily centered around worry, uneasiness, anxiety, guilt, anger, or regret.

Thoughts about the past are usually loaded with feelings of guilt, regret, or anger. Thoughts about the future are frequently filled with anxiety, uneasiness, and worry. These kinds of thoughts rob us of the joy, peace, and sense of fulfillment we COULD be experiencing instead.

Thoughts about the past or future leave no room for the present moment. And the present - the "now" moment - is where life happens.

Try this exercise:

  • Write down your top three worries or concerns right now.

  • Ask yourself, "Is there anything I can do about any of these things right now, at this moment?" If something comes to mind that you can do, stop everything and go do it! If not, then let it go.

  • If this worry/concern pops back into your mind later on today, ask again, ”Is there anything I can do about this right now?” If yes, go do it. If no, let it go again.

If you find it hard to just let it go, ask yourself this series of questions:

  • "Can I let this go?" (Whatever you answer here, yes or no, is fine. No need to get caught up in an internal debate or try to second-guess yourself.)

  • "Am I willing to let this go?" (Again, no debating here. You're simply asking about your willingness.)

  • If you answer "no" or you're not sure, ask yourself, "Would I rather hold on to this, or would I rather be free of it?" (Even if the answer is "no", go on to the next question.)

  • "When will I let this go?" Think of this question as an invitation to let go NOW. "Letting go" is really just a decision. And we can make this decision at any moment we choose.

Repeat this whole process as often as you need. Feelings about a particular topic, worry or concern often come in layers. And just like peeling an onion, every layer you peel off makes the "onion" smaller until eventually, it's completely gone.

As you go through your day, repeat this letting go process each time a worry, concern, or upsetting issue comes to mind. This will help you stay in the present. It will also train your mind to let go of the past and free your spirit to enjoy the present “now” moment. Because life is happening right NOW - in this moment.

Let's go a little deeper....

"Guilt is the anger we feel toward ourselves when we do something 'wrong.'"

- Peter McWilliams

Basically, we use guilt to feel bad, or punish ourselves when we've violated a belief. But guilt robs us of the JOY we could be feeling instead.

For instance, if you have a belief that good people don’t run red lights and you’re running late one day and run a red light, you might feel guilty and beat yourself up for the rest of the day. OR you could use the incident as a reminder to leave a bit earlier the next time, and choose to enjoy the rest of your day.

If you have a belief that “good people don’t hurt other people’s feelings” and someone takes offense to something that you said quite innocently, you might be tempted to feel guilty or live in regret about the situation. OR, you could choose to go apologize immediately and make amends.

There’s another choice as well. You could choose to change your belief. Instead of “good people don’t hurt other people’s feelings” and that’s that, cut and dry, you could change your belief to: “good people don’t hurt other people’s feelings and sometimes they do.”

With the red light belief, you could change that one to: “good people don’t run red lights and sometimes they do.”

Adding that simple phrase, "and sometimes they do" relieves you of the pressure of having to be perfect. It also invites self-forgiveness, which is like a breath of fresh air to your spirit.

So, give yourself a break this spring and do a little spring cleaning for your spirit: let go of the past and refuse to wallow in guilt. When you do this, your spirit will soar and you will have room in your life for more joy, more peace, and more fulfillment.

© 2009 Becky Waters


SOUL SONG STRATEGY

"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths."

- Etty Hilsum

Use the Breath to Help you Let Go and Focus on the Present

Breath is defined as "spirit or vitality; life." Greek philosopher, Anaximenes (c.550 BC) thought of breath as the primeval life force that holds the universe together. He believed that inhaling invigorated the body. In Indian philosopy, prana, or "spirit-energy" as Thomas McEvilley translates it, is the cosmic energy that fills and maintains the body, which we know as the breath.

To Inhale means to "breathe in; inspire". Exhale is "to blow something forth, or breathe something out"

Try this Breathing Meditation when you're feeling tense, worried, anxious, or whenever you catch yourself focusing on the the past or future.

  • Put on your favorite slow, meditative instrumental piece of music - or use your soul song if you have it.

  • As you listen to the music, begin to breathe deeply, in and out.
    Picture yourself in your mind's eye in a calm, tranquil nature scene... whatever that looks like for you.

  • With each inhale, breathe in a sense of calm and peace. You might even say to yourself silently, "I am breathing in peace and a sense of well-being." Or use your own words.

  • With each exhale, imagine yourself breathing out any worry, frustration, concern, or upset. See it leaving your body, mind, and spirit and being released into the universe for recycling.

  • Imagine yourself becoming more and more calm, more and more at peace, with every breath

Do this Breathing Meditation during your work day for a quick "time-out" or energy refresher. At the end of the day, use it to let go of all the "stuff" from your day as you prepare yourself for a restful night's sleep.


About Becky Waters

Becky Waters, Intuitive Composer, Soul Journey Coach, and Vibrational Energy Healer, helps men and women who want more out of life to reconnect with their Inner Essence through the music of their Soul. Having walked the Spiritual Path for over 15 years and been a creative intuitive all her life, she teaches spiritual seekers how to access the deep inner Truths of Who They Really Are. From this place, they are better able to align their thoughts, words, and actions so they can have more peace, more fulfillment, more personal power... more of their true heart's desire. Download a free report to learn the "3 Steps to a Better Life Right Now" at www.YourSoulJourneyCoaching.com.


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