Blame It On The Brain

Blame It On The Brain

But not really.

I was consumed by its effortless beauty. The way the light reflected against it and allowed it’s golden color to truly glisten.

I wanted it. I needed it. So, I caved and got it.

Now you might be thinking I’m talking about a car, that new iPhone, a precious stone, maybe a horse? If this is somewhat the direction you were going, sorry to say but I’m actually talking about a crispy piece of bacon. Bacon that I’d told myself less than 24 hours ago I was going to stop eating because I was going to start eating healthier and for me, that meant starting by cutting out beef and pork.

As I bit into its crunchy deliciousness I wondered why I hadn’t lasted 24 hours. Why didn’t I get a salad instead? Why is it so hard to let go of things that we know aren’t good for us and break bad habits?

This goes for picking up that donut instead of that apple, drinking that glass of juice even though you haven’t had enough water for the day, watching tv instead of going on that run, sending that text to that number you know you need to block, staying in that toxic relationship or friendship, the list can go on.

Let's face it, it seems so easy to create bad habits, but so hard to break them.

According to Medical daily, habits are formed after our brains have learned, then repeated, something new. As soon as a behavior becomes automatic the decision making part of the brain stops responding. So, basically, you can make bad decisions without even really having to think about it.

Charles Duhigg, the author of The Power of Habit, says that every habit starts with a psychological pattern he calls the “habit loop”. First, a trigger alerts your brain to let a learned behavior unfold then that behavior results in the habitual routine itself, and then your brain uses this to remember and replay the habit in the future.

Studies have even shown that 40% of the time we aren’t thinking about what we’re actually doing because our brains are trained to fall back on habitual behaviors.

It may seem like I’m suggesting you blame your brain for all the bad decisions you make, although this is partly true, I’m actually suggesting that you take control and start practicing and training your brain to fall into good habits.

What I’m trying to say is that it’s 2018 and it’s time to say goodbye to bad habits once and for all.

It’s time to identify these bad habits in our lives, switch things up and replace them with good habits.

Let’s repeat something good.

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The Conscious Creation Coaching Process is for driven and soulful men and women around the world who are committed to designing the life they love. My mission is to inspire you to wake up to your power and purpose, shed perceived limitations, embody your vision, and consciously create a life aligned with your dream and highest path.

Most people live their lives obeying every command from the body and mind. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it; after all, this is the game of life we came here to play. However, manifestation from only those two components can be limiting which leads to lack and frustration in areas such as love or purpose because there is a higher power (your True Essence) that exists within you that is not yet being utilized. The moment you allow yourself to consciously work with your True Essence, conscious creation becomes fun, effortless and limitless.

Each soul has come to earth as a divine channel for its unique chosen mission and gifts. Along with it, we are all given the tools to design a life of love, joy, abundance and wholeness. These tools are called thoughts, emotions, action, and focus. When they are used consciously and purposefully to manifest, we embody the magician within – the magician who has the power to Be, Do and Create anything his, or her heart desires.

The problem is, these tools are equally powerful when it comes to creating undesired outcomes, and this is the unconscious creation many in the world are currently experiencing.

Dear one, don’t be so hard on yourself, you did not do anything wrong. If you are currently experiencing frustration in a certain area in your life, know that you absolutely have the power to create something different!

The truth is, none of us were taught how to use these tools back in school. In fact, many of the beliefs we inherited unconsciously from peers, parents, adults, and society when we were younger programmed us to lower our self-worth, put our needs last, doubt ourselves and our abilities to fulfill our dreams, and live in constant scarcity and lack because “there is not enough (love, kindness, money, fun, etc) in the world.”

All of those beliefs are false, yet we have all invested our energy into them.

As a result, those unconscious disempowering patterns continue to dictate our lives, and influence our decisions and actions in life. We end up dimming our own light, playing small, and settling in less-than-desired careers, circumstances, and relationships without even knowing why we do it.

In short, we have forgotten we are the magician who has the power to design a life that can support and inspire us on every level.

It’s time for you to awaken to your authenticity and truth, and claim your ultimate birthright as a conscious creator.

You have every tool you need to create the life you desire, and you are infinitely worthy and deserving of it.

In order to make the shift, it is essential to work with all three parts of you at the same time – body, mind and True Essence. Remember, the most powerful creation stems from our wholeness; this is the meaning of holistic.

The first part of the Conscious Creation Process focuses on working with your mindset and energy using proven techniques derived from coaching, NLP, cognitive psychology, integrative hypnosis, and energy medicine. Both your conscious and unconscious mind are engaged in this process so you can uncover, and shed whatever limitations that are in the way. The process is similar to a thorough house cleaning – it is impossible to invite magic and miracles into a crowded space full of old and broken “stuff” you may have forgotten about until you de-clutter the space.

As the mind goes through the transformation, it becomes more effortless for it to allow your True Essence to guide you in receiving, and taking inspired actions in life.

Within the clear space, we will work with customized tools of conscious creation, and create a tailored step-by-step plan of action by identifying what truly matters to you, unleashing your unique soul gifts, remembering your purpose, and calling in whatever you desire whether it is shifting careers, attracting love and community into your life, building a creative project, or expanding your spiritual journey.

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This Year, I Ditched New Year's Resolutions And Found A Whole New Outlook

I picked one word to define what I wanted out of the year.

It's March. Most new year's resolutions are either going strong or hardly made it in the first place. Personally, this year, I decided not to declare a resolution. In my mind, I didn't want to just focus on something for a year. I wanted to make goals throughout the year and achieve them, without worrying about my focus constantly shifting back the looming resolution that I would feel obligated to complete and like I was letting myself down if I didn't.

Most of the time, we declare a resolution in the heat of the moment because we want to follow suit with everyone around us, and because of this, it's almost always something cliché that we just give up on a few months into the new year.

New year's resolutions have too much of a negative stigma about them nowadays. Most people joke when it comes time to declare their resolution because they know how it usually goes — we all do. A lot of the time, people associate the term "new year's resolution" with failure, and I just didn't want that kind of negativity in my life — especially not at the cusp of a brand new year.

I have plenty of goals, some long-term and others for completing in the next few months or years. This is why, for 2018, I decided to choose a word of the year. This word would define what I wanted my year to be all about, and I wanted to align my goals to the meaning that this word held for me. My word: Discover.

Since I've started college, I've made a lot of discoveries. I've discovered things about myself, things about my friends and relationships, and that there are so many new discoveries that still lie ahead for me. I'm not necessarily talking about the type of discoveries that involve finding out who is really there for you, or maybe discovering the career you want to pursue - I'm talking about those real, raw personal discoveries about yourself and what makes you, you.

Discover, verb. 1. Find (something or someone) unexpectedly or in the course of a search. 2. Become aware of (a fact or situation).

I've always heard the phrase that "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." I also once attended a special lecture where the speaker specifically said: "Life is all about learning to get comfortable with being uncomfortable." These quotes are ultimately what played the largest part in my decision to make "discover" my word of the year. To find and become aware of things I've never really taken the time to focus on about myself. To leave the comfort that is going through the motions and detaching myself from my emotions.

I wanted to discover what it was about certain situations that made me feel confident, scared, happy or just plain uncomfortable. I wanted to make these personal discoveries so that I could really take them into consideration when I approach new things in my life - when I set goals for myself. Understanding those feelings and emotions can really help a person successfully achieve their goals, and that's what I want to do, right?

I wanted to find out what it was that really made me tick — humans tend to just do things; we have emotions, we complete tasks, we go through the motions. We push forward through whatever we feel without sparing much thought as to why we are even feeling that way.

Today, everybody feels like they're in a time crunch, even when they're not. The best way — some may even say the only way — to get things done is to get them done fast; then it's over and it doesn't matter how we feel about it because we just needed to get it done. This is precisely what I wanted to stop doing. I wanted to find meaning in the things I do because for too long, I'd just been moving forward by going through the motions. My everyday life felt redundant. I was completing my goals and being successful, but I felt like I was altogether removing myself from the emotions that came with life — in almost everything I did.

This is how I knew that focusing on discovery, for 2018, was right for me. I could discover so many new things about myself that would help me become a more well-rounded individual. I knew that making these intricate discoveries about myself and being aware of them would help me express to others what I needed and was looking for in life, friends, and relationships.

I declared that I would get to know myself by focusing on me for a change. This was the perfect time to do it too — as my college years are coming to a close and I'm about to face real life responsibilities head-on.

Picking a word of the year has been so rewarding for me because it's so simple. One word to focus on and keep at the forefront of everything I do. I stop myself and think about the word, write it down, or say it out loud to remind myself of what I want to remain focused on this year.

I can honestly say that this method has helped turn my overall outlook on my life around completely. So far this year, I've made time for myself to reflect on everything I do, discovering even the most minuscule but rewarding aspects of myself and my emotions. I recommend giving my "word of the year" method a try because honestly, it has been easier and far more rewarding than any new year's resolution I ever attempted — better yet, it's March and I can still say I'm pursuing what I set my sights on for the new year.

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