July 1, 2009
Vol. 1, Issue 7

In this issue:

  • Quick Notes
  • Soul Journey Resource
  • Featured Article
  • Soul Song Strategy
  • About Becky Waters
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"Our ultimate reason for meditating is to get in the gap where we enter the sacred space and know the unlimited power of our Source."

- Wayne Dyer, Getting in the Gap

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The purpose of music is to sober and quiet the mind, thus making it susceptible to divine influences."

- Gita Sarabbai, Indian musician

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The mind has to be empty to see clearly."

- The Little Book on LIVING,
J. Krishnamurti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"It's being outside of the gap, and listening only to the ego, that keeps us from living at the level of being able to manifest."

- Wayne Dyer, Getting in the Gap

 

 

 

SOUL OF AMERICA


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"I really appreciated receiving The Soul of America. Today I felt fearful and challenged by my thoughts regarding my job. I asked God to send me help to trust in Him and He sent you with this amazing song and melody. It soothed my soul. Thank you, Becky."
- M.J.

"Becky, That is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much
for sharing."
- C.H.

"I love what you do and how you express yourself."
- B.H.

Thank you, Becky, that was beautiful! I finally gave myself a chance to listen
- I'm glad I did!
-A.E.

 

 

"All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone."

- Blaise Pascal, 17th century scientist


QUICK NOTESworried

Over the past few weeks, several people have asked me about mind-chatter and worry thoughts, as in how do you make them STOP!

The quick answer is: through the practice of meditation.

The long answer involves looking deeper into the source of the those thoughts and the patterns that created them.

As I worked to address these questions, I actually ended up with three articles! So in this issue, I'm focusing on how to stop the chatter, in my blog, Journey to Perfection, I speak on techniques to stop worrying, and in an article posted at EzineArticles.com I give ideas on how to begin changing those thought patterns.

Enjoy the rest of the issue!

~ Namaste, Becky

P.S. Send me your questions.... this issue was inspired from subscriber questions. Like I tell my students, if it's a question or concern in your mind, there's a good chance someone else has the same question. So Ask! :)


SOUL JOURNEY RESOURCE

Release and Let Go - Letting go of negativity, worry, fear is critical to living a happy, successful life! Listening to this guided meditation will help you begin letting go of those things that hold you back from being all that you can be. Two versions: Awake version for meditation during the day and Asleep version for listening first thing when you retire for the night. (Includes Solfeggio Tuning Forks and piano background) See more info and listen to a sample

Solfeggio Tuning Fork Meditation - This meditation music features the sacred Solfeggio frequencies used in ancient Gregorian chants that were somehow "lost" centuries ago. These tones were believed to impart tremendous spiritual blessings when sung during religious Masses. One of these frequencies, MI 528 Hz, is used in the medical field today to repair DNA. Find out more and hear a sample. (If you were at the Sound Healing Workshop last February, a shorter version of this is on the CD I gave out.)

Live Your Truth - July 11 - This workshop will provide tools to help you regroup, refocus, and get to know yourself from the inside out. If you are feeling "stuck" or are in that "don't know" place... this class is for you!

How Much Joy - July 18 - Learn the 10 Truths about creativity and use them to push past fears and uncertainties; gather tools and ideas to keep you motivated and get you going on the work of your dream! If you have dreams you never seem to get around to, or you have this dull achy feeling that there's something important missing from your life... this workshop is ideal for you!

Don't live close by? Both workshops work well in a teleclass or group coaching setting. If you are interested in either, please let me know.

Prefer one-on-one? The exercises, discussions, and teachings from Live Your Truth can easily integrate into your one-on-one coaching program, allowing room for more personalized, specific-to-you assignments and in-depth discussions. Send an email if you are interested in this coaching option.


Featured Article

How Do You Stop the Mind Chatter?

The thing that gets us humans the most "out of sorts" is our thoughts.

We have over 60,000 thoughts that go through our minds every day. Some are conscious, some are unconscious. Most of them are the same thoughts we had yesterday and the day before. These thoughts are what's commonly called "mind-chatter."

Mind chatter keeps us out of the present moment. It distracts, creates judgment, and breaks our concentration. It blocks the flow of inspiration, intuition, and creativity. And when it gets out of control, it can sabotage our goals and dreams... always telling us why we can't or shouldn't do this or that. It is the Ego's way of keeping us "in our place."brain-off

So, how do you get the negative mind chatter to stop?

Unfortunately, just like the incessant chatter of a young child, the chatter in our mind can't really be stopped completely. However, it can be controlled, redirected, and overcome.

Control Method

The first step in controlling mind chatter is to observe it. Eckhart Tolle, in The Power of Now, calls this being the "silent watcher." Just observe the chatter quietly without judgment. It doesn't like this and will stop momentarily. In this place of silence between the thoughts, it is here that inspiration, intuition, and creativity has room to blossom.

The second step is to engage in some form of daily meditation. Meditation is, basically, the practice of controlling thought. Its purpose is to still the mind so that you can "experience" God. After all, inspiration, intuition, Universal Life-Force-Energy.... God... is found in the silence... in those spaces between the thoughts.

There are many ways to meditate. I'll just cover a couple of them here.

Focus on the Gap: Wayne Dyer, in his book, Getting in the Gap, talks about focusing on the spaces between the words, or the "gaps" as he calls them. He demonstrates this technique by using the first 10 words of the Lord's Prayer: "Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name." I'll use that to illustrate the process, but any quote or sentence that has meaning to you can be used.

  1. Take several deep breaths to get into a relaxed, meditative state.

  2. Mentally say the word "Our" and see or imagine it in your mind's eye. Say it several times, focusing all your energy on it.

  3. Put your attention on the word "Father." See it in your mind and say it several times.

  4. Now, shift your head ever-so-slightly to the left and adjust your mind to put all your attention on the space between the words "Our" and "Father." Stay in this space for 10-15 seconds and just notice how it feels to rest your mind only on that space and nothing else.

  5. If a thought comes (which it will) use it as a reminder to continue the process.

  6. Focus again on the word "Father," repeating it several times. Then focus on "who" putting all your energy on this word. Then move slightly to the left and focus on the space between the words "Father" and "who." Stay there 10-15 seconds, noticing how it feels. This is the "gap."

  7. Continue on in this manner until you finish the 10 words.


Focus on the Breath: This is one of the simplest and most basic ways to meditate. It's also an excellent tool to use when you need a quick refresher or "time-out" in the middle of the day.

  1. Get comfortable and begin to breathe deeply.

  2. Focus your attention on your breathing. Notice how your lungs feel as they fill with air... now body expands to allow the air in and relaxes as the air flows out. Notice the slight stillness after exhaling, before the next breath is taken.

  3. If thoughts come, just notice them and then let them pass like clouds in the sky. Re-focus on your breathing.

  4. Continue for at least 3-5 minutes, or longer if you have time.

Mantra Variations: You can also add short mantra, a repeated word or phrase, as you breathe.

  1. On the in breath say silently, "I am" and on the out breath say, "calm" or "love" or "at peace" or whatever feels right to you. (This is great for those stressful in-the-moment situations!)

  2. As you inhale say to yourself, "I breathe in positive energy." On the exhale say, "I breathe out (or release) all negativity." You can also add the element of visualization to this by imagining this energy entering your body, filling it up and "cleaning it out" as you inhale. Then see the negative energy leave your body as you exhale.

There are many, many ways to meditate and many great sources out there to teach you more. I've listed a few of my favorites on the new Becky Recommends page.

Also, guided meditations are a good way to get started meditating. They're also helpful when you want to work on specific issues. (See Meditations and Custom Affirmation Meditations.)


Redirect Method

The Redirect Method is a good tool to use during the day when you notice a negative thought running through your mind, or when you catch yourself saying something negative. As soon as you notice it, immediately say "Cancel" or "Stop" or "No" very sternly. Then replace that negative statement with a positive one. Take time to breathe deeply as you say your affirmation. Close your eyes and feel it in your heart.

Another statement you might say after your "No" command is, "I choose to fill my mind with positive thoughts. Only good can come into my life."


Overcome Method

Our thought patterns are habits - habitual ways of thinking. The more you consciously become aware of your thoughts, practice quieting them, cancel and redirect the negative ones into positive ones, the positive thought patterns will eventually replace the negative patterns. But, as with changing any habit or learning any new skill, it takes consistent conscious effort.

With persistence, as you work to reprogram your inner world, you will begin to see the affects in your outer world. The mind chatter probably won't go away for good, but you'll enjoy moments of blissful silence and a more healthy, fulfilling life.

© 2009 Becky Waters


SOUL SONG STRATEGY


In honor of July 4th, Independence Day here in the US, I'm including Soul of America in this issue. I created this soul song on Election day this past November.

What I hear in this piece is a sense of determination... and the whisper, "I will survive...."

I'd love to know your thoughts. Feel free to leave your comments on the original post, or send me an email.

Blessings and Peace to you!


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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