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I fell apart sitting here today looking at pictures of my dad (who has been recently diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer’s)…. I simply lost it.  Maybe its the crazy energy today or its just time to really grieve.  I’ve been loosing a lot of people… at least in the way I’ve known them, and it hurts.  I am devastated still by the events at Sandy Hook elementary school.  Its not just the fact that little kids died, but its how crazy and far from love our world has become.  It hurts me deeply.  That may sound sappy or overly dramatic but its really true for me.  I sat and talked to God while in tears today and came to my truth…. the world is hurting, and I can’t help but feel it.  I try to over ride it with positive thoughts and intentions, but sometimes I really need to feel it to the core.  I need to recognize the truth that is happening inside me as a human and a spiritual being and then I can move forward.  But, when I hold it in, I am held back.  I can’t be loving or supportive to others or my family when I am lying to myself.

I came across an article noting a recent study published in Psychological Science regarding the 19,200,000 adults in the US who suffer with a phobia.  The researchers discovered the best way to conquer a phobia is to talk about what is bothering us.  A study was done with 88 people who had a fear of spiders.  Each person was asked to approach a large live tarantula two times.  The people who expressed their fear/emotions about the spider in the first round were able to get closer to the spider a week later than those who kept the fear to themselves.  They also found those who expressed their fear had dryer hands the second round.  So, its not just some fluffy idea to talk about your fears, it actually reduces the negative emotion.  There is a lot of power in standing strong in our truth, even if its not what society, friends or family may want to hear!

It is becoming crystal clear to me that NOW is the time to honor the TRUTH –  all truths. Even those that are horrible and ugly.  Its time to honor both sides of the coin, to recognize the things that don’t feel good as true too.  I can’t turn a blind eye to tragic event anymore than I can to my own daughter having emotional or homework issues.  I do need to manage my energy and often I hand it all over to God.  My biggest challenge is knowing my part and deciphering whether my ideals and desires are coming from my ego or my God.

Meditation tends to bring me massive peace and clarity where I had none previously.  Prayer goes right along with it.  And certain days I struggle with knowing what is my part.  What do I need to be doing?  I was not created to stand by and watch, I just wasn’t.  I am the one who goes in and asks the hard questions, I am the one that stirs the pot when things are not right, I am the one that bruises my tongue on harsh words that I meant to be helpful, who makes people uncomfortable, and who soothes the pain when it becomes too much.  God put so much fire in my make up its really uncanny…  Not to mention, birthed me in the year of the Rooster who is known for stirring the pot!  There is so much, and it feels like I am opened wide today with all of it.

For today, I let the God of my understanding know I am willing to be a servant of the light and the Universe.  I am willing to do what is shown and asked of me even if it seems like a lot- or not enough.  What I know today, is that I don’t know.  I also see how much I want to know.  I am aware that its all about God and letting Gods will be done, however all miracles are done through people……so…where am I a miracle worker?

Today, I send my love and my good energy to the world in pain, to those with broken hearts and broken lives.  I send light into that darkness and ask that the darkness shrink as the candles continue to burn in each of us.  There are no mistakes, therefore neither are you nor I.

Truth, Love, Light, and Acceptance be in you and me.
Jennifer

To learn to Meditate or listen to a guided meditation, click here.

For some deep healing listen to Marianne Williamson’s talk from last Monday, December 17, 2012.

Now that my Biggest Little Teacher (BLT) is11 years old, her teachings have become much more subtle and powerful.  She has not only taught me through the years how to be amazed and touched by the infinite, but how to recognize my truth in all events in life.  BLT’s life purpose numerology is 9, which is all about “integrity and wisdom”.  Well, integrity is what our family is constantly being taught.  When she herself steps out of alignment with her inner truth or Universal truth, she tends to get “caught”.  She has been “busted” on so many things already.  When I was her age and younger I used to get away with all kinds of things… not my BLT!

This week, BLT forgot to turn in her field trip slip, send in the fee, and forgot a sack lunch.  She became the first kid in her class to miss a field trip because of missing items.  BLT was with her dad that day and I had printed out the information and reminded her to take to her dad.  Well, seems she forgot entirely.  Additionally, I was in the shower when school called looking for any last minute fix to get her on the 8 am bus.  The school also reminded me that this was the second time this has happened this school year…

Now, this is normal 11 year old behavior but for me it is always a battle between the “guilts” and the “strict parent”.  I want to make her feel ok and rescue her at all expense, yet I want to yell at her so she learns her lesson.  When she called a few minutes later and asked, “Since I am just sitting here can you come pick me up?” I told her I needed to get more information and would get back to her.  This is the first time I did not react with a super plan to rescue her or a super plan to make her feel bad about herself.  Instead,  I let it rest and simmer for a minute while I meditated and talked to God.  It became clear that this may be one of those times when I let the lesson be the teacher an give her the dignity of her own uncomfortableness.  This was not easy.  I especially found it difficult because every sentence I wanted to say to her included criticism and judgement.  I wanted to tell her, “Well you should have remembered your stuff, its not my fault!” or “You can just sit at school and suffer, maybe you’ll get it this time!”  These reactions are all programs I’ve been running for a very long time.

After a long talk with God, I felt good about how to proceed.  I had to be honest without humiliating.  I simply told her that I had already made appointments and plans for the day and I would be there at the normal time.  It felt wonderful to take care of myself and to respond instead of react.  BLT was also given an opportunity to create a new groove in her subconscious regarding the consequences of choices.

Of course, chewing on the fact that I did not rescue her, I was sure pick up time was going to be full of quiet pouting… on the contrary!  BLT was pleasant and cheerful as any other day.  I thank BLT for teaching me how to remain in integrity at any cost!!!

 

Check out this brief article about a study done at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte which states that,

“…new research now suggests that the mind may be easier to cognitively train than we previously believed. Psychologists studying the effects of a meditation technique known as “mindfulness ” found that meditation-trained participants showed a significant improvement in their critical cognitive skills (and performed significantly higher in cognitive tests than a control group) after only four days of training for only 20 minutes each day.”  Read more here:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100414184220.htm

With this kind of proof why not meditate for a few minutes every day?  Not sure how?  Need some guidance?  Click here and you can listen to a FREE MEDITATION and learn more about the Weekly Guided Tele-Meditation Group that is going on now.  The group meets via phone – yes, phone!  Every Monday and if you miss the live call you have total access to the library of brief yet effective meditations. For more information Click Here.

Can you afford NOT to work on your mind?

Here is what people are saying about the Group: 

“I was just on the Weekly Tele-Meditation call. and is priceless! Thank you so much for starting my week, my morning feeling connected!

You elevate what is available out there and tune in to exactly what is needed in that moment…. Love it, can’t wait until next week and making this a regular practice in my life, thank you so much!” ~ Wendi

WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY GUIDED TELE-MEDITATION GROUP!

After years of planning this group, the Universe has made it possible!!!  I am so very excited to be facilitating this group to support your meditation practice.  Meditation is exponentially healing and life changing and we all know how important meditation is, yet it is rarely on the top of our priority list.  Seems crazy.  In some aspects our behaviors toward meditation are similar to the smokers who know how damaging smoking is, yet can’t seem to quit.  This group is designed to become your meditation accountability partner, wellspring for meditation information, and a source for higher vibration transformational healing.

Each week a new guided meditation will be available via phone and recorded.  Members will have access to the live calls and the recordings.  The recordings allow each participant to have complete access to a meditation every day of the week!

CURIOUS? LISTEN TO A FREE CALL HERE!

The meditations are approximately 30 minutes in length and allow for a quick and easy relaxation of the mind by utilizing basic hypnosis relaxation techniques.  I have been using these techniques at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers for many  years with great success.  Now, they are being implemented into these calls.

For more information on the Tele-Meditation Group and to listen to a FREE call, click here!

Cheers to your meditation success!
Jennifer Wong, CHT

Hello!!!

I do hope you have been enjoying the warm weather and all the benefits that come along with lots of sunshine.  Even though it is hot, there is lots of vitamin D (the happy hormone) being produced in your body from that beautiful sun, and its free. tee hee hee!

I want to share with you my New Weekly Guided Meditation Group starting October 1, 2012 @9:30 am PST. For the last 7 years I’ve been teaching meditation and assisting people through my hypnosis practice, and been witness to the struggles and challenges people are having with doing and maintaining a meditation practice.  We all know meditation is good for our mind, body and soul yet we don’t have the time or patience to maintain a regular practice.

This meditation group is designed with the struggles in mind.  Not enough time?  The meditations are only 30 minutes in length and are recorded so you can access them at your convenience as much as you’d like.

Can’t stay in meditation when you do try?  Having the meditations guided allows for the listener to stay focused and go deeper relaxed.

Can’t stick to a weekly routine?  The nominal membership fee of $25/month is you accountability partner.

I’m not sure if I’m doing it right?  The live calls will offer Q&A from time to time, and as a member you can email questions to me any time!

Anything Else?  By committing to your personal growth and becoming a member you will also learn how the mind works (for and against you), quick and easy tools to use on your own to regain peace and relaxation, increase your personal connection to your Higher Power and Divine Self, clarity, inner truth and overall well-being!

If you would like the opportunity to check out the meditations and get more information before becoming a member CLICK HERE to sign up for the FREE Introductory call on October 1, 2012 @9:30 am PST.

It is my highest intention you develop and continue a successful meditation practice that enhances your life on all levels!

Blessings,
Jennifer

 

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