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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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Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool) Finding Your Destiny   Leave a comment

Finding your destiny is the ultimate solution in life, because when you’re living as your soul,  you experience unity and subsequent problems and planning for the future  disappear. – Penney Peirce

I love Penny’s quote.

Finding your destiny doesn’t have to be difficult. Nor does it have to be grandiose. It can be as simple as calling someone you’ve been thinking of, which leads to a new connection or information you’ve been looking for; or feeling inspired to begin or complete a project you’ve put on hold, which builds your confidence and culminates in your success; or heeding the impulse to take a new route home, which results in finding the house you’ve been searching for.

While situations like those cited above, may seem insignificant at the time,  each of them provides us with possibilities and blessings that allow our destinies to unfold.

When we follow the soul’s longing, we are led to the next right action, and our lives begin to flow.

This Week’s Tip:

As yourself:  “What wants to happen next?” When the answer aligns with your soul’s purpose, you will feel a sense of openness and peace, and if even for a moment,  any resistance you’ve been experiencing will cease.

If you would like help discovering your next step, it would be my pleasure to speak with you.

Email Theresa@reconnecting2you.com to schedule a 30-minute Complimentary Coaching Consultation to ask questions, try coaching out and learn how coaching can help you.

Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing® Practitioner, and Workshop Facilitator with more than 25 years experience. Theresa specializes in helping her clients manage their stress, realize their dreams and create happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

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Fulfilling Your Personal Legend   Leave a comment

Dear Friends,

I was recently invited to submit an article for Mind Mastery, a forum in the U.K. facilitated by a fellow coach and Gestalt Therapist, whose mission is to promote human development. It was fun to write – one of those pieces that seemed to write itself. I thought you might enjoy it! Here’s a taste, followed by the link:

Fulfilling Your Personal Legend

Life holds many possibilities. When we allow our dreams to take root, and nourish them with our actions, we expand into new horizons and create our personal destinies.

“Our destiny is not mapped out for us by some exterior power; we map it out for ourselves. What we think and do in the present determines what shall happen in the future.” – Christian D. Larson

To read the article in full, click on the link below!

http://www.mind-mastery.com/article.php…

With love,

Theresa

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Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing® Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator. She helps her clients identify and realize their greatest dreams and desires and create happier, healthier more fulfilling lives. For more information about Theresa’s coaching programs or Reconnective Healing services, please visit her website, email her at Theresa@reconnecting2you.com or contact her at 917-478-1722.

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New Post: Wednesday’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool): Increase   Leave a comment

Dear Friends,

I’ve been posting weekly tips and tools on my Facebook and LinkedIn Profile for over two years and woke up the other day with the idea of sharing them here with you, as you may not be on Facebook!

Wednesday’s TNT’s cover a range of topics from love, to money, health, balance, and a wealth of other ideas related to our personal and spiritual growth. It gives me great pleasure to share them with you and hope you will enjoy them!

Have a Facebook account and would like to leave a comment? Just click the following link:   http://goo.gl/wiQofc then locate the post to share your comments. (Tip: If you would like to receive updates click “Like” once on the page to receive the posts.)

I look forward to connecting with you there!

With love,
Theresa

Wednesday’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool): Increase

Is there something you’re wanting more of, but don’t know how to get it?

Giving thanks, in advance, for what you desire will shift your perspective and open channels of receptivity within you, which will allow you to receive it.

Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, try this:

“Thank you, God** for the increase of love in my life today.”

“Thank you God** for the increase of health, joy, prosperity and beauty.”

**Use whatever words are right for you to declare and affirm the qualities of life you wish to increase. Then, let go, and let your Good flow to you.

With love,
Theresa 
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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, regain their balance, and guides them in identifying and achieving their dreams. For more information, please visit Theresa’s website or contact her at Theresa@reconnecting2you.com.

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Leave the Harbor!   Leave a comment

Preamble

Are you moored (bored?) or ready to set sail and leave the safety of the harbor?

Saturday marked my one month anniversary of having set sail for Italy to explore the possibility of moving here. I am having a wonderful experience, however, it’s not always bread and roses. I am traveling solo, and there are time when I experience fear, doubt, and question the sanity of my decision to extend my trip and remain until January.

A couple of weeks ago, I reached out to a friend for support.  In response, she sent me a link to the blog below.  It is with great pleasure that I share it with you, should you need a little inspiration to leave the safety of the harbor.

As for me, in addition to my expedition to Italy, I am exploring the wonders of nature and recently spent a week in Austria. The photo (which you can see by signing up on my mailing list) was taken during my drive across the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

Thanks Keith! There are time when we all need a little encouragement and inspiration.

“Leave the Harbor!” is reprinted with permission from Keith Smith, Author & Musician.

“A Ship in the Harbor is Safe, but That’s Not What Ships Are Built For.” – John A. Shedd

Comfort.  Security.  Stability.  Familiar.  We all want our lives to have these things, and yet, we also want to accomplish great things, be extraordinary, experience new and wonderful things.  Sometimes we nearly succeed in convincing ourselves that we can have much, but risk little.  This simply is not true.  Any worthwhile endeavor, any good thing worth the effort it takes to obtain it will have attached to it an element of risk.  Finding your true love is amazing, life changing and euphoric yet there is the risk of being hurt or rejected.  Discovering your purpose in life is indescribably fulfilling, yet there is the risk of being misunderstood or even unappreciated.

SAIL YOUR SHIP!

Using the analogy contained in the quote at the beginning of this article, your life is like a ship.  You can anchor your life in the harbor, in the familiar surroundings you’ve grown accustomed to, and never risk a change of any kind.  This is safe, right?  The problem is that this is not what the ship (your life) was built for!  The ship (your life) was designed to move, to experience new surroundings, arrive at new destinations and all the while making the journey an adventure!  If a ship never leaves the harbor it will eventually decay to the point of becoming useless because it wasn’t designed to be stagnant.  It was designed to sail out of the harbor, bravely entering the vastness of the open sea and all of its possibilities.  The same is true of your life and mine.

It’s so easy to get “caught up” in life.  The bills, the kids, the job, the house, and somewhere, way down at the bottom of our to-do list, we pencil in our dreams.  You know what?  No one ever gets around to doing the last thing on their to-do list!

LIKE NO OTHER

If we are to be successful, fulfilled and truly happy we must leave the harbor.  Each of us are unique and have something no one else does.  We’re all human with the same basic needs, and heck, we probably even all share the same universal consciousness, but we are still unique!  I am different than you and you are different than me!  We each have our own viewpoint, interpretation, and thoughts about people and our world.  I read something in a book recently that said that “the world needs what we have to offer.  If it didn’t, we wouldn’t be here!”  If we stay anchored in the harbor, how can we make a difference in the world?

“Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Are there opportunities for you, right now, that perhaps you’ve been putting off or avoiding?  Are there actions you could be taking that you know would set you on the path to success and fulfillment?  Has fear of the unknown, failure or rejection kept you stationary?  Has the effort required to sail your life into the sea of possibility kept you anchored in the harbor?

I am choosing, right this moment, to not allow fear or any form of laziness to stagnate my life.  I’ve hoisted anchor, my ship is moving toward the open sea.  As I stand on the bow, the wind in my face and the salty spray fills the air around me, I am both wonderfully frightened and emboldened for what lies ahead.  It is unknown and full of possibility.  I embrace the adventure of the journey as much as I will embrace my destination.

I hope to see you out there…..

“He Who is Brave is Free.” – Seneca

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

In keeping with my personal call and journey, I will be working from Italy this fall. As always, I am available for coaching and distant Reconnective Healing appointments via telephone and Skype. To schedule an appointment, or learn more about the work, please email Theresa@reconnecting2you.com or call me  at 1-718-618-4300 (a free call anywhere within the United States).

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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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