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Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool) We Are Beacons of Light   Leave a comment

“Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.” – Roy T. Bennett

I am reading the book “The Power of You,” by Chris Michaels. I have just finished the first chapter. The book is about our relationship with the Divine – the spiritual Presence we know by many names: God, Spirit, Creator. What we call “It” doesn’t matter.

We are all Divinely connected. Individual and unique expressions of Life; each with our own gifts and talents, and capacities for loving and giving. This is how we can truly change the world – by following our bliss; our dreams; our goals; and knowing there is a Divine Presence that wants the best for us. We are Its channels.

We add value to the world, and make a difference in the lives of others, by the simple things we do.

I recently sent a small amount of money to an elderly relative who is living on social security, and a small amount of food stamps. It’s something I learned from my father, who always impressed me with his generosity and I now follow in his footsteps, when I feel called and inspired to do so. Not from obligation, but from a place of loving presence.

We are beacons of light. We have the power to love, to heal, to care for and to bless one another, through our words, our actions, and the very essence of who we are.

I received a message from my relative the other day thanking me, and letting know that my contribution made a significant difference to her sense of security and well-being. It was a small gift, but it meant the world to her.

Our acts of kindness don’t have to be financial – they can be whatever we feel guided and inspired to do, moment by moment. And in doing so, we lift the lives of others, and ourselves, and increase the vibrations of love and well-being on our planet.

THIS WEEK’S TNT

What’s one act of kindness you can do today to make a difference in someone’s life?

It can be an act of kindness to someone you know or to a perfect stranger.

Notice how good it feels to contribute to another’s sense of well-being.

Not from obligation, or winning favor, but from a spirit of love and generosity.

And what we give will come back to us in ways we may never fathom. Like a sacred circle.

Try it for a day, a week, a month, a lifetime.

Little by little, our acts of kindness can, and do, make a difference.

It’s all a matter of practice.

If you like, try using the following affirmation from Chapter 11 of

ALPHABET AFFIRMATIONS: TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AND LOVE YOURSELF

“MY HEART IS OPEN WIDE. I SPREAD KINDNESS EVERYWHERE I GO.

Then let your heart fill with love, and like a soothing balm flowing through you, let the good feelings fill your body.

As always, I would love to hear your comments, and how this week’s TNT works for you.

With love,

Theresa

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Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Author, and Workshop Leader with more than 25 years’ experience. Theresa specializes in helping her clients manage their stress, realize their dreams, and create greater health, happiness and fulfillment. She is trained in positive psychology, neuroscience, practical spirituality, among other modalities.

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Life is Beautiful, Plus Free Stuff & More…   Leave a comment

Preamble

This weekend has been absolutely beautiful. A welcome change in weather from cold to warmth and sunshine. Just what we east coasters have needed!
Today’s blog is a poem from my journal, and is included in my upcoming book, “Messages from the Divine.”  I hope you will enjoy it.

Lastly, please take a look in the Announcements section, as there are a couple of cool offerings good through next Saturday.  Feel free to share!

Have a great week!

With love,
Theresa

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

“Until you are ready to admit exactly what it is that you want,  you will experience confusion.” – Iyanla Vanzant 

You dreams are made of pure Light – Energy.

 A Substance from which you can create anything your imagination can conceive.

Like a painter, who takes a blank canvas and creates an

image of his or her choosing –

You imagination contains a palette of color from which you consciously

and unconsciously create your life experience.

The brush is your vision.

The design is in your heart and soul.

What do you wish to create?

Don’t like the painting?

Don’t cover the canvas with another layer of paint.

Burn it.

Then paint another, more to your liking.

Affirmation:  Life is Beautiful. I now choose to enjoy it!  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: FREE COACHING EVENT & BIRTHDAY BONANZA

 1)  My first live coaching event at the Red Pipe Cafe was a joy! If you weren’t able to participate and would like to experience a free in-person coaching session, join me next Saturday, April 25th for my second live coaching event at The Red Pipe. Details are below.

2) If you haven’t yet signed up for one of my Special Birthday Bonanza offers, there’s still time! Receive a 20% discount on all of my services*** (excluding The Reconnection) through Saturday, April 25th. For more information, and to schedule an appointment, email Theresa@reconnecting2you.com.

***Coaching Programs, Reconnective Healing, Angel Coaching Sessions, Affirmative Prayer

And now details about the live event at The Red Pipe Cafe!

Do you have a dream or goal you would like to realize, but are having a hard time doing it on your own? As a Certified Life Coach, my goal is to help you get from where you are to where you want to be!

If you live in New York, or plan to visit the city, stop by the Red Pipe Cafe, located in Forest Hills, for a free 30-minute coaching session. As I usually offer Introductory Coaching Sessions by telephone and Skype, this is a wonderful opportunity to connect in person. During our time together, you will:

  • Identify your greatest goals and desires
  • Discover what’s holding you back
  • Create an action plan to move forward or
  • Bring an issue you would like clarity about

Date:    Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time:   1:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (Last appointment is at 5:15 p.m.)

Location: Red Pipe Cafe, 71-60 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY

Reservations aren’t necessary, but will guarantee your appointment. To schedule your free 30-minute coaching session, email Theresa@reconnecting2you.com.

Don’t know your schedule? No worries. Walk-ins are welcome.
I look forward to seeing you there.

Have a friend who might be interested? Feel free to share.

 Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing® Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator. She is the author of “I Am the Treasure,” a book of inspirational poetry, and creator of “Harvest Your Light,” a guided meditation program. Theresa has created and facilitated workshops on stress management, work/life balance, intuition development and other topics for law firms, hospitals, higher education, and other organizations. Theresa specializes in helping her clients gain clarity and direction about their life paths and guides them in identifying and achieving their dreams. For more information, please visit Theresa’s website or contact her at Theresa@reconnecting2you.com.

Disclaimer: Theresa Conti is not a licensed medical practitioner and makes no claims of medical efficacy, nor guarantees any specific outcomes or results. She does not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and does not replace medical treatment. All medical questions are to be referred to your physician. All exercises and suggestions made by Ms. Conti are at the sole discretion of the user.

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Unleashing Inspiration   2 comments

“Let the Beauty we Love be what We Do

There are Hundreds of ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground.”

 – Rumi

I recently returned from four and one-half months in Europe, with most of my time spent in Italy.  Inspired by a vision to live and work abroad, I set off on a journey to explore the city of Torino, located in the northwestern part of the country. My mission: to determine if Torino would serve as my “landing spot” should I decide to make a more permanent move in the future, and to see if I could earn a living there through my work as a healer.  Suitcases in hand,  I set off on my adventure with plans to spend two months abroad: a month in Torino and a month of free time traveling through southern Italy and Eastern Europe.

Little did I know that the vision I held dear to my heart would manifest so easily. Within the space of a month I had made several friends, established contacts, facilitated a presentation on Reconnective Healing and a developed a client base for my Reconnective Healing practice. This in a country where I had limited language skills and only two friends upon my arrival (a couple – half of whom spoke no English!).  At the end of the month, things were going so well I decided to extend my stay in Torino from one to three and one-half months. Was this scary? You bet! It required stretching both my vision and my pocketbook! (Not to mention phone calls to my life-coach and friends! Thank you, Skype!) But the possibility of remaining in Italy and continuing my work far outweighed the feelings of fear and anxiety I was experiencing. And although scared, I knew I was on the right track by the level of energy and enthusiasm I felt when I contemplating my extended stay. I felt fully alive.

Growth can be messy -emotionally, spiritually, financially!  But our lives depend on it!  Pursuing our visions and dreams takes courage. No doubt about it!  It requires that we set clear intentions and expand our comfort zones as we face the unknown and take the risks that come with trying something new – and when we don’t,  we are destined to suffer at worst, or feel dissatisfied at best.

The desires of the Soul never dim, but it is up to us to listen to our intuition and follow through on the guidance we receive when giving birth to our visions.  Like an endless feedback loop, our intuition is readily available, and the more we listen, the more we will receive. And when in need support from friends or professionals to allow ourselves the gift of asking for it.

What is your Soul’s calling? What is buried deep within that you desire to give birth to? To connect with? Are there areas in your life you are ready to pursue, but have been too afraid to act on?  If uncertain, a simple journaling exercise may help to shed some light on the answers.

Exercise

To maximize your experience, I suggest quieting your phones and doing the exercise when you have at least 10-minutes of uninterrupted time. If needed, you can even set a timer.

Sit in a comfortable chair, rather than lying down, to prevent falling asleep. Then write the following question in your journal:

“What does my Higher Self (God, Creator, or whatever name you feel most comfortable using) want to communicate to me at this time?”***

Next, take a few deep breaths, allowing your mind to become quiet. When you are ready open your eyes and begin writing. If you find yourself judging or trying to direct your response, or if nothing comes, simply take a few breaths and repeat the following “helper” statements:

“I am willing to listen.”

“I hear only the Truth.”

When you are ready, open your eyes and begin the journaling process.

I would love to hear your comments and experience with the exercise, should you decide to do it. As always, please feel free to post them in the comments section of the blog.

***Note:  ***I find this general question helpful, but you can write any question you would like guidance on.

Theresa Conti  

Reconnective Healing Practitioner / Transformational Coach / Trainer

917-478-1722

Theresa@reconnecting2you.com

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Sweet Surrender!   1 comment

Have you ever had a dream, felt inspired, motivated, excited, and then wondered if you made “the right” decision?

This scenario has come up several times for me over the last few weeks as I prepare for a two-month trip to Europe later this month – most of it spent in Italy. Inspiration strikes, excitement reigns, and then voila – doubt creeps in and all that verve flies right out the window – until, that is, I take a deep breath and surrender. Not always easy to do, let alone remember.

I have witnessed the same syndrome as I listen to friends, family, clients, teachers and colleagues – no one seems immune regardless of how intelligent, spiritual or evolved we (think we or they) may be. It’s the human conundrum.

We all want change – it’s what keeps us alive and growing, whether it’s a new job, a new class or ending a relationship that’s no longer working.  We have a vision, take steps to attain it, and then crank on the brakes just when things are starting to heat up!  Thoughts like “Don’t rock the boat,” “Things aren’t that bad,” “I really have it pretty good,” and “What was I thinking?” rattle round inside our brains, knocking our visions clear out of sight. Sound familiar?

The doubt and apprehension we feel are often nothing more than fear of the unknown. A loss of appearing control. The voice of the ego. The part of us that wants to keep things stable, predictable, and stick to the status quo. Why? Because it is familiar. Bah-humbug (wrong season, but you get the picture!) As I ponder my upcoming birthday, I no longer wish, nor can afford, to put my dreams on hold. I have too many to accomplish before I grow old and no longer have the energy or drive to realize them.

At such times, when fear and doubt arise and courage is nowhere to be found,  surrender is a welcome ally. When I am down on my knees, obsessing over some minor detail, it is a sure-fire sign that fear has taken hold. When I remember to relax and take refuge in my Higher Power, I realize that I have been trying to “do it” alone. Hmmmmm… Not always the most helpful or wisest course of action.

Thank God there is an easier way! Time to get the flag out and call on the Angel of Surrender.

Should there be something in your life you are obsessing or distressed about,  here is a wonderful exercise to help you let go. I use the name “God,” but you can use whatever name you choose. I like to do it aloud, as I find it much more powerful, but it can also be done silently.

Exercise in Surrender

1.  Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Be aware of the rise and fall of your stomach as you breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

2.  Then repeat either aloud or silently:

“I surrender everything to you, God.”

“I surrender all of my hopes and dreams to you, God.” (Then repeat the sentence, naming each hope or desire until you have exhausted your list. Example: “I surrender all of my hopes and dreams to travel throughout the world as an instrument of your peace to you God.”)

“I surrender all of my relationships to you, God.” (Again, state each relationship by name. For example, I surrender all my relationship with____ to you God.”)

Repeat this process with each situation or mindset in which you experience distress. Work, finances, living situation, emotions, other people, etc. are all par for the course. This is a very powerful and transformative tool; one which I use personally, as well as in my coaching practice. I would love to hear how it works for you, should you decide to try it.

Please feel free to share your experience or post your comments here. And, of course, you are always welcome to email me at Theresa@reconnecting2you.com

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