December 2, 2009
Vol. 1, Issue 12

In this issue:

  • Quick Notes
  • Soul Journey Resource
  • Featured Article
  • Soul Song Strategy
  • About Becky Waters
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A BIG WELCOME to all new subscribers! Thanks for joining us on the Journey.

 

 

 

"The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs."

- James Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Four Things for success: work and pray, think and believe."

- Norman Vincent Peale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs."

- Anthony Robbins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

- Plato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soul Meditations

"Truly Inspired! Your musical creations so richly touch my soul and move me to a deeper truth."

- K.O.

"What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are."

- Anthony Robbins


QUICK NOTES

To me, winter is a time for reflection... cold, dark evenings make me want to snuggle up in a blanket on the couch and read, journal, or just let my mind wander.

Being a church musician most of my life, I've never gotten into holiday decorating and with all the special programs and rehearsals, there was no time to even think about buying gifts until after the 3rd Sunday of December!

I looked forward to that end of the month respite....Time to "regroup" and reassess where I am and Who I am. It's become a yearly tradition.

I encourage you to take some time away from the hustle and bustle of the season and give yourself the gift of reflection.... How have you grown and changed this year? What are you most proud of? Where do you want to be this time next year? What would make 2010 your best year yet?

May you have joyous holidays and a fulfilling, abundant new year!

Enjoy the rest of the issue.

~ Namaste, Becky


SOUL JOURNEY RESOURCE

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FEATURED ARTICLE

What Do You Believe?

What we believe drives who we are and what we do. Our beliefs direct how we feel and the way we perceive the world around us.

In other words, whatever we believe to be true IS true for us.

The question is: Do your beliefs move you forward into joy and fulfillment? Or do they hold you back in fear, worry, and negativity?

Beliefs are used in many ways....

  • as an excuse for being close-minded
  • as a reason for playing "small" and not moving forward
  • as the grounds for not conquering fears
  • as the basis for living in misery

But we can also use them to turn our lives around when we:

  • re-examine our beliefs
  • let go of the limiting ones
  • establishing new, more life-affirming ones

In reality, a belief is just a thought that we've had over and over and accepted as true.

The good news is that beliefs can be changed.... just like socks. (Okay, it does take a little more effort though :)

Changing our beliefs involves - literally -changing our mind about how we choose to view and experience our self and our world.

Where do our beliefs come from?

"Give me a child for his first 7 years and I'll give you the man."

- Jesuit maxim

Most of our beliefs were established in early childhood from our parents, caregivers, authority figures, and other important people in our lives.

But it's not their fault. (No blaming allowed!) It's just how our brain works.

You see, up until the age of 7-9, our brains are like sponges - soaking up everything around us. Everything we see, hear, and experience - thoughts, words, emotions, actions, nuances, etc. - goes directly into our subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is like a gigantic storage unit for our entire life.

At this early age, we haven't yet developed the critical mind filter that enables us to interpret reality from fantasy. So, all input we receive physically, mentally, emotionally, is taken literally as "gospel" truth.

For example, if a child hears, "you're a silly girl" or "son, can't you do anything right" - or any of those phrases we say in teasing or in exasperation - it goes into their subconscious mind/storehouse and depending on the frequency and surrounding situation, and their emotional response to it, it can get ingrained as a belief. (Remember, a belief is a habitual thought that is accepted as true.)

The tricky thing is that because these early "habitual thoughts" become seeded in the subconscious, they are hidden from our conscious mind - at least until something triggers it. Unconscious beliefs are usually triggered by some kind of emotional upset. So the thing to remember when you're in an upset is that it's actually a gift! It's an opportunity to heal.

Next time you have an upset, take some time to delve underneath it and uncover the hidden belief. Here are some questions to get you started:

  1. What are you feeling right now? Sometimes in the middle of an upset you're feeling so many things at once it's hard to sort it all out. Sit down with a paper and pen and list all the different things you feel. Don't judge, just quickly write down everything that comes to your mind. If you've already written it, that's okay. The point is to write fast and get it all out on paper.

  2. After you've made your list, go back through it and highlight or circle any feeling or emotion that stands out of seems particularly intense. Group them into categories or similar types as it makes sense. Make notes about any insights or aha's you have experienced while doing this exercise.

  3. Then, take each feeling group and ask yourself, "When have I felt this before?" Write down those times with as many details as you can remember. Do this for each of your feeling groups.

  4. When you have finished, review everything you've written and look for similarities, patterns, repeats. Make note of any aha's or insights that come. Write a short summary statement about what you have discovered from this process.

Our beliefs - those things we tell ourselves over and over and accept as truth - are the foundation of our lives. Uncovering old, worn-out beliefs that no longer serve us is an important step in our spiritual evolution.

Clearing these limiting beliefs allows us to set new, more empowering ones that will enable us to move forward and create a more joy-filled life.

~ Namaste

© 2009 Becky Waters


SOUL SONG STRATEGY

December is definitely a time of singing and uplifting music! Take time to enjoy singing your favorite carols with your family and listening to your favorite holiday music. Allow the joy to fill your heart and soul.

Across all cultures and all religions, I believe the basis of this holiday season is to remind us that after the long, cold winter nights - even in the harshest of conditions - the Light Returns..... Though it never really was gone.... just hidden.... It's a seasonal reminder to rediscover the Light in your own heart.




Also, during this Winter season, I'm excited to announce that Holistic Globe Radio will be playing selections from my Soul Meditations Album every Monday through Friday from 7:00-8:00 a.m. Eastern. Hope you will listen in!

 


About Becky Waters

Becky Waters, Soul RealignmentTM Practitioner, Intuitive Consultant and Spiritual Life Coach, draws from nearly 30 years experience as a composer/ musician opening a direct channel to Spirit, many years of wisdom gained from life experience and working through her own "stuff", years of teaching, plus life coaching skills and healing modalities learned from a variety of sources that she has finely tuned to help Spiritual Seekers live their Soul's purpose without struggle. If you've been doing "all the right things" and you're still not creating the life you want, Soul RealignmentTM may be the solution you are seeking. Find out more at www.YourSoulJourneyCoaching.com


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