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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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Wednesday’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool): Focus On The Positive   Leave a comment

Preamble

We all experience discouragement from time to time. The key, when in the midst of challenge, is learning to stay positive. This week’s TNT provides a strategy to change your point of view.

Wednesday’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool): Focus On The Positive

“If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

It’s easy to feel frustrated when things don’t go our way or take longer than we wish. We may become discouraged and think that what we want will never come to pass.  Over time, if not mindful, the things we tell ourselves may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Want a different outcome? Tell a different story! Shift your attention from what’s ailing you and focus on your wins! Keep a journal of all that’s going well and add a daily entry.  Experiment and try it for a month. See if your outlook has changed.

Need some ideas? Here are a few to get you started:

  • Caught the bus on time and even got a seat!
  • Had lunch with a friend.
  • Left work on time.
  • Began a project I had been neglecting.
  • Spoke up for myself at a meeting.
  • Etc., etc., etc.

Have fun with it!

As always, I would love to know how it goes!

With love,

Theresa

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Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing® Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator with 25 years experience. She helps her clients manage their stress, identify their dreams and goals and create happier, healthier more fulfilling lives.

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10 Steps to Increase Your Prosperity   Leave a comment

Preamble

Today is a day of celebration, as it marks my 61st birthday! There was a time in my life when I felt a need to keep my age secret (a conditioned response based on cultural values), but why hide it? I feel great, am pursuing my dreams, and have a wealth of energy.

My dreams are coming true! Three of my poems were just selected for a Poetry Magazine, and I am planning my next trip to Italy!

If you have dreams you’re longing to pursue, or would like to discover what they are, then please join me on April 26 for a free teleseminar, called…

Reclaim Your Dreams: Create More Time to Do the Things You Love!

For more information and to register, click here 

I look forward to seeing you there!

“There were times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime
and tell if it were heads or tails.”

– Spencer Tracy

What a great reminder! Although there was a time in his life when he struggled financially, Spencer Tracy held on to his dreams and went on to become an Academy Award winning actor, known for his roles in Boys Town, Inherit the Wind, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, among others. If Spencer Tracy can do it so can we! And chances are, we have thicker pants than he did!

Here are 10 Steps to Increase Your Prosperity. I can’t say I practice them all, all of the time, but it’s progress, not perfection. What I do know is that each step, each action, each intention brings us that much closer to demonstrating prosperity – in all of our affairs – not just financially, but in our relationships, our health, our creative expression, our work and through the dreams we wish to fulfill.

Try them out. Experiment. Not for a day or a week, but make them a part of your daily practice. You may see immediate results and/or increase your prosperity over time. While I don’t know what your process will be, what I do know is that as we expand our prosperity consciousness,  there is a corresponding law that must respond.  Like gravity, it is a law of nature.

Here they are. As always, I would love to hear about your experience!

10 Steps to Increase Your Prosperity

1)  Prosperity is everywhere.The more we recognize it, the more we will see and experience it.
2)  The more we broaden our definition of prosperity, the richer our lives will become.
3)  The only thing we lack in experiencing greater prosperity is the imagination and courage to
create our lives as we desire them to be.
4)  Say “no” to negativity. Let your mind be focused on thoughts of well-being.
5)  Take time everyday to recognize and acknowledge what’s beautiful.
6)  Giving enhances our sense of abundance. To increase your prosperity, tithe your time,
talents and treasure.
7)  Treat yourself to something that makes you feel cherished and special at least
once a week.
8)  When in doubt “don’t.” Take a break and do something else instead. Trust that what you
need to know or do will reveal itself to you at the proper time.
9)  Have a grateful heart. Write down five things that you are grateful for every day. What you
appreciate appreciates.
10) Live your life authentically. Be yourself, not who someone else wishes you to be.

If you have dreams you would like to fulfill or renew, then I please join me on April 26th for a free teleseminar called…

“Reclaim Your Dreams: Create More Time to Do the Things You Love!”

This fun, inspiring program will help you to reconnect to your heart’s desires and set you on the path to achieve them!

One lucky winner present on the call with receive a free 90-Minute Discovery Session! (Value $225)

Have friends who might be interested?  Post on Facebook and other social media and
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Register with a friend, and you will each receive a free copy of my e-book, “Tips & Tools for Living a Stress Free Life.”

The event will be recorded. A link will be sent to registrants following the program

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Post Mayan Calendar Reflections   3 comments

Happy Winter Solstice!

First of all, happy winter solstice!  December 21 is my favorite winter day, as darkness turns to light, and the days begin to lengthen.

December 21, 2012, as you likely know, held particular significance this year with the predictions associated with the Mayan Calendar.  While conventional news coverage framed the event a la George Orwell style – as in our demise (they do like drama!) the Mayans were actually referring to a shift in consciousness – from greed, hostility and separateness to one of connectedness and unity.

The devastating events taking place on our planet over the last two decades leave us dumbstruck and speechless: hurricanes, tsunami’s and super storms that have displaced and killed thousands, the  meltdown of nuclear reactors, 31 school shootings in the US since 1999, with the devastating loss of 26 children and adults last week alone. And this, on top of world-wide involvement in multiple wars that seem to have no end.

The shooting in Newtown, CT brought us to our knees, not only here in the U.S., but stupefying people throughout the world. We have been living in a world based on a model of fear. It is time we stand together in power and strength and be part of the shift that moves us into a paradigm based on unity and love – and that’s the essence of the Mayan’s message.

The end of the year signals a time of reflection – goal setting, a change of habits, acquiring new skills, developing talents, and deciding how we choose to show up in the world.  At the start of the new year, like many of you, I review my goals from the previous year, carry over those I have yet to achieve, if desired, and establish new ones: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. While I have yet to define some of these, thus far, what is clear is that I will do my best to live from my values, and strive to cultivate the qualities of love, generosity and kindness in the coming year. Won’t you join me? Together, we can change the paradigm and be the shift we desire.

As always, I would love hearing your comments and invite you to add them by clicking on the “Comments” area next to the blog title. And, if there are qualities you wish to cultivate during the coming year I would love to hear them, and if so desired, to stay in dialogue with you throughout the year.

If you have found this blog helpful, please help build the bridge, and forward to a friend.

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Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Warmest wishes, Theresa

© Theresa Conti

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

Dispelling Darkness   2 comments

If the Spirit of you arises in its strength,  you will have great confidence in your own mission, your own work, your own powers.

– Emma Curtis Hopkins, Scientific Christian Mental Practice

During the last few weeks, as I have spoken with clients and colleagues, I have become keenly aware that despite our cumulative years of therapy! many of us still tend to negate our right to live an abundant, healthy, happy live.  We deny our talents, our visions, our dreams and our sense of worthiness and mask them with old beliefs that keep us feeling stuck and insignificant. The “committee” in our heads tell us we are not good enough, we will never be as successful as ________(fill in the blank), make us question our abilities and throw up our hands in despair. Whoa! It’s time to reassess and revalue our habits – those old outmoded beliefs and internal structures of who we think we are – or more likely, of who others told us we were.

Emma Curtis Hopkins,** a Christian mystic and influential figure at the beginning of the New Thought movement, reminds us that there is a Good for us and we ought to have it. She instructs us to name our Good, which include such universal qualities as love, strength, faith, substance, and supply, as well as the dreams and desires that reside within our hearts.  She gives us five denials and five affirmations to set us on our path. For now, we will address one denial and one affirmation.

First Denial:

 There is no evil.

A bold statement.

The first denial flies in the face of what we have been conditioned to believe, and one that may be difficult to embrace as our race consciousness has a tenacious belief in evil as an Absolute Realty. Yes! You might find yourself thinking or even shouting out loud! Look at all the wars, the crimes, the conditions of our lives. Exactly. They are all conditions. Created by our belief that we are separate from our Good and backed by actions generated by fear.  Crimes, war, and the evil we see in the world stem from a lack in believing that we are enough, that we have enough, that we are safe enough.

Ms. Hopkins explains that the moment we acknowledge that there is a Good for us that we ought to have our minds (egos) instantaneously give rise to the thought that we do not have it and we immediately feel that it is absent from us. She goes on to say that this is a universal feeling, and that everyone and everything: man, woman, child, stone, stick and snail feels that its Good is somewhere other than in or with it. It is this absence of Good that we so readily proclaim and reinforce each time we say it.  She calls this “the conviction of absence.”

Why else do we wish we had someone else’s status, money, power, job, success, or even mate? Because we maintain a believe that we cannot, of ourselves, have it.  A habit we must outgrow if we are to claim the victory and success we wish to have in our lives. So, how do change the habit? Please read on!

First Affirmation:

 There is a Good for us and we ought to have it.

Ms. Hopkins reasons that our Good is our God (Creator, Source, Spirit, or whatever else you choose to call it) and that we must name our Good in order to have it.  We must transform our “conviction of absence” into a “conviction of presence.” And as our consciousness expands, so will our lives. No longer feeling the need to look for our Good elsewhere, we will turn within and find it. Imagine the shift that would occur on our planet if, together, we took such a stand. This is nothing less than a Spiritual Revolution! And one that the year 2012 is challenging us to take.  The thought of such a global movement may seem overwhelming or far-fetched, but each one of us working on our own consciousness is all it takes.

This week, I invite you to begin naming your Good by taking a few minutes each day to do the following exercise. To get us started, Ms. Hopkins offers this universal affirmation:

 “There is a Good for me and I ought to have it. My Good is my God. My God is Life, Truth, Love, Substance, Intelligence – omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent.”

Now, try naming a few of your own! Even if you start with a parking place!

 A few of my personal favorites are:

My Good is Love.

My Good is Freedom.

My Good is Joy.

My Good is Beauty.

My Good is a healthy relationship with _____(could be a person, an organization, money, food, etc.)

My Good is Travel.

My Good is Success.

My Good is Intelligence.

My Good in Adventure.

Now, it’s your turn!

Note:  If you are ready to transform a conviction of absence to one of presence and would like some support, I invite you to take advantage of the 20% discount on my Transformational Coaching fees throughout the month of March. Packages of three to 10 coaching sessions are available for a discount at anytime. For more information on coaching or to set up a complementary consultation, please call me at 917-478-1722 and visit my website at www.reconnecting2you.com.

© 2012 Theresa Conti

**Emma Curtis Hopkins was an influential figure in the New Thought movement, and a dedicated teacher and healer. Among her students were Charles and Myrtle Fillmore (Founders of Unity School of Christianity) and Ernest Holmes (founder of the Church of Religious Science, now known as the Center for Spiritual Living.)

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