Creative Goal Setting

Our Thoughts are Creating our Reality …

September 23, 2014
by Marianne
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79. Consciously using Intuition

Thought 79It is Time for us to practise using our Intuition in everyday decisions, choices, as a Way of establishing ourselves as our own Authority again.

Many people insist that the only way they can connect with their Inner Voice, Higher Self, Consciousness, Super Conscious, Guides, Angels, etc, is through meditation (in the “New Age” sense).  This in only one way, and is preoccupied with ritual as are many other stylised communications such as “praying” … in my opinion.

I have been using different forms of meditation for about 30 years.  I have taught it, run weekly meditation groups, facilitated weekly “open eyed meditations” in the forest, etc, etc.  Yes, there are benefits in meditation.  Yes, I have learnt to relax my heart beat and breathing at will ~ I frightened a deep tissue massage therapist once when they thought I had died on their massage table.

And I surprised medical staff during a routine pre-natal pregnancy check up once … I was entertaining myself while waiting for my turn (they had left me waiting by myself in a little consultation room).  After about 15 minutes, the nurse whooshed into the room slapped on the blood pressure cuff and proceeded to check my pulse ~ you should have seen her eyebrows hit her hairline!  I suddenly realised what I had done and unsuccessfully tried to explain, and told her to wait just a moment while I fixed my pulse and blood pressure for her.  The Doctor appeared, didn’t believe her, took the blood pressure and pulse himself and it was fine ~ I had it all moving properly again by then – luckily, or they might have decided the pregnancy was at risk and not let me use the drug-free, doctor free, natural birth option.

The point of the story is … I did NOT meditate to change my pulse … I just intended it.  Some would say, that therefore I was meditating.  Well, if so, then I would like to point out that I had my eyes open, I was reading medical posters & brochures, hearing all the hospital noises, wishing the staff were more organised … in other words I did not shut down my thinking processes, I just added another thought, “action” to my thinking; I was multi-tasking ~ just for fun to keep myself amused while waiting … because I had forgotten to bring a book to read!

Add to that, my ability to “Channel”.  Every time I decide to help someone Deal with an issue/problem they have, I continue my chit chat (I rarely shut up for any reason!), while at the same time Intending my Consciousness to Flow in a Way that produces a Constructive outcome for the Highest Good of all concerned … while also monitoring this person’s energies.  In other words I have many consciousnesses happening at once.  My Higher Consciousness, my present time ego consciousness and the other person’s Body Consciousness.  I run my awareness and Awareness of these levels all at the same time.  We all can (just like we multi-task when driving a car in traffic).

When I “Channel” thoughts, information, I “channel surf” (like using the TV remote!) levels of Consciousness until I find Answers and/or entities that I am willing to Allow.

So, if you don’t meditate, don’t panic you can still be your True Being, Higher Self, Consciousness, any time you choose to.  We do not need to be still and quiet to access our Awareness of our different states of Consciousness.  It is our intention and then Awareness of these states that Allows us to Be our True Being/Consciousness.  We can be jogging, shopping, cleaning, laughing and be Conscious of our Self, our Beingness, at the same time.

Intend to be the “One” who is Observing your self; this is the more Spiritual Truer definition of “Oneness” … to be united/One with one’s Self/Consciousness … which has since been manipulated to mean “collective consciousness” and/or “unity” with other people … oh it is so easy to twist the meaning of words and then condition crowds of ‘followers’.

‘Step into’ Being your Higher Self/Consciousness whenever you want to. This ability is especially useful when you have a question; just Intend that your mind (where your mundane conscious thinking goes on) switches/Shifts to Being in Consciousness, your Higher Mind, where your Higher Thoughts, Intuition and Inspiration happen … for Your Answer.  This is how we Consciously use our Intuition. ♥

Marianne : )
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September 23, 2014
by Marianne
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23 September 2014

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and daily numerology combined for: 23 September 2014 ~

2 + 3    +    9    +    2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 2 + 1 = (3)

{5}              9                 7

5   –   9               9   –   7

4                –             2  =  [2]

“Even though I have the Support [2] to Transform {5} my Creation (3) to a Reality I prefer to experience, I deeply and completely love and accept my Self!”   Progressing ♥

Marianne : )
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September 22, 2014
by Marianne
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278. Individuality

Thought 278Thank Goodness we are NOT all “one” as the “New Age” gurus would have us think!  That we ARE individuals who can separately Create our own Reality.

To do this, it REALLY helps if we can tell the difference between emotions and feelings.  We can be herded “as one” by our emotions, yet we Travel our Individual Path when we access our Feelings.  Many people (especially fans of the New Age Movement, other religions, politics, etc), have no idea that there are Distinctions to be made between emotions and Feelings.

Emotions are an accumulation of thoughts and feelings in our subconscious mind, that are also linked to behaviours and body postures, along with tears, blood pressure, blushing, adrenaline rushes, etc.  Emotions are learnt.  We learn about emotions from our environment, our associations with others in our families, etc.

Feelings on the other hand are felt individually, as singular sensations within our bodies and/or Mind.  A few feelings habitually linked/filed together with thoughts become a basis for an emotion.  Both feelings and emotions can be broadcast by us, and sensed by others.

When we bring ourselves into Present Time and Observe/Feel our feelings we Create a level of detachment that Allows our Intelligence to Allow a feeling, or change/modify it.

An example … FEAR!  There is much hoohah about this word, concept, state of mind, emotion, feeling.  Yet a very clear Distinction can be made between the emotion known as “fear” and found at 1.0 on the Emotional Tone Scale and the feeling of “Fear”.

The emotion labelled as “fear”, low on the Emotional Tone Scale, tends to paralyse us in a state of shock leaving us overwhelmed with ‘heavy’ (emotionally weighted) emotion.  And when our emotions are up, our Intelligence is down.  ie we are unable to access our Consciousness, our Wisdom, or any other useful state of mind, until we do something to snap out of it, to RELEASE it.  I highly recommend the use of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as soon as you notice this form of intellectual paralysis!  Setup phrases such as: “Even though I am stuck in this “fear” of mine right now, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.”  “Even though I know I REALLY want to do/be/have ……., but I feel too afraid to do anything about it, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

On the other hand … the FEELING of Fear WARNS and AWAKENS us into immediate ACTION, giving us a shot of adrenaline.  Our Thinking becomes Focused and resourceful as it analyses present Opportunities with known potentials, while at the same time monitoring the apparent danger and calculating such things as time, distance, height etc.

The feeling of Fear is a singular feeling that is mostly associated with the feeling of adrenaline … but it is focused and acute, cutting through other attractions and distractions with a sense of Clarity and urgency.  It is good and useful; use it.  Use it to access Consciousness, Awareness … an Altered State of awareness in which all senses are working toward the one goal ~ the physical, emotional and mental well-being of our body.  At this point our Consciousness wants what is best for us, listen to It, ACTION It. ♥

Marianne : )
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September 22, 2014
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22 September 2014

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and daily numerology combined for: 22 September 2014 ~

2 + 2    +    9    +    2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 2 + 0 = (2)

{22}              9                 7

4   –   9               9   –   7

5                –             2  =  [3]

“Even though I just need to Create [3] the Support (2) I Really want as my Greater Good {22} expands in the Ideal World I prefer to experience, I deeply and completely love and accept my Self!”   Progressing ♥

Marianne : )
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September 21, 2014
by Marianne
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78. Learning New Tricks

Thought 78Having a plan for when we feel glum, sad, gloomy, depressed, even anxious, is a coping skill I highly recommend.

As humans we have the right to feel our feelings, all of them, or not as we wish!  In other words, we all have feelings, just some of us are more sensitive to them than others … and some of us cope with them well, others not so well.  We also have the right, and the ability, to change how we are feeling and what we are feeling at any given time.

I know my feelings swing from being right out there with other people (such as yourselves) to right back in here with me.  When I am out with you, I am happy and confident.  When I swing back, I am often nervous and doubtful.  Oh, to be human!  Some people reading this, are going to notice they do the exact opposite to this ~ actually I often do too!  Just to confuse myself!

Something I have learnt from Observing my “mood swings”, my thoughts and feelings, is that when I am feeling low on the Emotional Tone Scale, I know it is a time for me to relax and enjoy being in Present Time and contemplate my inner ‘landscape’.  There is Opportunity in this to use my Creativity.  We all have creativity ~ not limited the artistic sense ~ I mean creative as in the opposite to destructive or decaying.

When I am feeling Happiness bubbling up from within, and enthusiasm, I am being Creative.

I have taught myself (something we can all do … teach ourselves) to be Creative when feeling glum, afraid and/or self critical.  Whether it is knitting, writing, gardening, walking; anything as long as it is without ANY media distracting me from being CREATIVE in the Present Time/Moment.  Because Creativity is the key!  (Hence the name “CREATIVE Goal Setting” (CGS))

So, a suggested plan (one that I use):  firstly, acknowledge how you feel.

Make how you feel GOOD and OK!  ie choose to see the feeling as safe & OK.  By Choosing to Understand that all our feelings are Universal Feedback regarding the Area of Life we have chosen to focus on … ie the one Area of Life we are ‘open at’ in our Creative Goal Setting Program.

If it still does not feel “safe and OK” then use the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to DEAL with the low tone emotions.

Write the positive opposite of the “negative” experience on the Distinctions Sheet in the relevant Area of Life in your CGS Program.  (eg if open at “Relationships” write something like:  “I feel safe allowing all my feelings to surface regarding my relationship.“)

Now we ask our self, while staying focused on the Area of Life we are open at: “What do I REALLY want to do right now?” … visualise it, or if possible, do it.

Please note, our focus is not on changing the feeling, because that would be judging it to be wrong, we are not into denying or avoiding the feelings.  We are into Allowing and Being our Feelings, while Observing our self Allowing and Being our Feelings at the same time.  This is using both our consciousness and Consciousness at the same time ~ using our Duality.

When I do not immediately get an answer to my “what do I really want to do right now” question, I understand that to mean “do nothing”.  I do a lot when I am at the other end of the spectrum, so I don’t need to rush around every second of every day!  So I sit & stare (or close my eyes) and relax … even meditate, until an idea happens.  Incredibly, within a minute or so, the phone rings with a wonderful conversation, or I suddenly decide (like a flash of Inspiration) I want to be outside gardening, or I remember something I want to complete.

The Shift just happens.  Not because we force it, but because we Allow it.  Because we allowed our feelings to feel safe and OK regardless of which feelings they were. ♥

Marianne : )
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September 21, 2014
by Marianne
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21 September 2014

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and daily numerology combined for: 21 September 2014 ~

2 + 1    +    9    +    2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 19, 1 + 9 = 10, 1 + 0 = (1)

{3}              9                 7

3   –   9               9   –   7

6                –             2  =  [4]

“Even though I need to Creatively {3} Persist [4] with my good Ideas (1), to keep me on my Way (1), I deeply and completely love and accept my Self!”   Progressing ♥

Marianne : )
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September 20, 2014
by Marianne
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77. Choosing Emotional Maturity

Thought 77Instant Gratification has arrived in the Personal Development (Self Help) Industry!  Now all we have to do is find a bunch of people using the same jargon and unite with them, and all will be well.  They call this “collective consciousness”.  I call it “group think”.

Since about the mid 1950s the medical profession, using pharmaceutical drugs, has been providing a form of ‘instant relief’ from scary, emotionally uncomfortable, feelings and emotions.  Setting the scene for instant gratification.

Our choices are now directed for fast relief; when we don’t get it, we either give up and give into “self-medicating” with alcohol/drugs, prescription medicine … OR seek relief by paying someone to listen to us (hopefully with real empathy).  Maybe if they could just give us some of that wonderful human intimacy … throw in some “touch” with some of that hands on healing too, and we feel better again.  So, why does this involve so much “return business” for the therapists?  Because just maybe it is not actually meeting the INNER need for Spiritual Evolution.

There is a “road less travelled”.  One that involves persistent introspection, and taking personal responsibility for all our thoughts, feelings and actions, and the purging of any negative attitudes/beliefs we are harbouring (consciously or unconsciously) … using cognitive behavioural techniques.

Until now “the road less travelled” was usually long and winding, involving a lot of reading, money, videos, consultations and seminars as we sorted through the good, the bad and the useless in therapists, techniques and “gurus”.

It was while I was on this long and winding road in the 1990s that I put together a technique that combined all that I was learning in a fun & easy manner ~ Creative Goal Setting.  It was fine-tuned with the help of over a 1000 participants, over ten years, in the 1990/2000s.

A few years ago, I discovered I could benefit greatly by combining Creative Goal Setting with Gary Craig’s Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which he developed from Kinesiology.

I found that the Emotional Freedom Technique, involving tapping on 9 pressure points on our main electromagnetic meridians (along with the knowledge that it is only ever our emotional attachment and/or response to something that keeps us blocking our own well being) to be 100% in alignment with what Creative Goal Setting demonstrates.

I also adopted the understanding provided by L. Ron Hubbard’s Emotional Tone Scale … using the Emotional Freedom Technique as the Clearing/Auditing technique … combined, all these things make for a magnificent Personal Development ‘tool kit’ … all done with Personal Responsibility anywhere, at any time of day without the need for a “teacher,” guru or therapist!

Sadly, not many seem to be willing to make the effort as an Individual … they are now used to paying someone money to fix them because while I (and a minority of others) have been busy working out solutions, over the last couple of decades, the pharmaceutical solution has taken hold in our society.  From advertising by pharmaceutical companies on mainstream media to misleading story lines in movies (in which people are “healed” by visiting psychiatrists who listen to people’s past/stories and prescribe drugs to dull the emotional pain.)

Resulting, for many people, in having short term life difficulties turned into life long drug addictions.  Meaning the grief over the death/loss of a loved one, a traumatic childhood experience, abandonment, separation, bullying, etc ends up affecting us/disabling us for life ~ instead of only for days, weeks, months or a few years at the most.

There’s a better solution for those of us willing to let go the need for an externalised solution … it does not require addictive drugs, nor the need to relive the past in the presence of a therapist.  It simply involves Observing our feelings, emotions and behaviours (our attitude) in each present moment.  It involves being Aware of the meanings we have attached to aspects of our life.  And then the reprogramming of our subconscious mind with better, newer more productive decisions.  There are many cognitive behavioural therapies; looking amongst these for solutions should, in my opinion, produce positive results.

This is what Creative Goal Setting provides and the Emotional Freedom Technique supports.  In both these techniques we acknowledge how we are feeling, thinking, behaving in the Present Moment.  Sometimes we are Aware of the causation, not just the negative results occurring in our life now.

Most importantly, we assign new meanings to either the cause and/or the results.  Our lives change accordingly.  We gain locus of control, ownership or Personal Responsibility, of our self.  And we enable our self to expand and be our Self, from which Perspective we can See alternatives, other possible Opportunities.  Thus gaining emotional maturity.  Enlightenment.  Peace and harmony, and the ability to deal with life’s ups and downs with self assuredness.

Not an outcome available to those relying of drugs, alcohol, medication and/or traditional Freudian styled therapy.  For those of you still seeking solutions from therapists … you are not there (taking personal responsibility) yet.

The Answers are Within our Mind ~ stop seeking and start Knowing.  Just like Consciousness ~ Spiritual Enlightenment is not found in “unity”/”oneness” with others or a “collective consciousness” with others who happen to agree with us or are using the latest new age jargon … because personal development is not a cult nor a trend defined by its own sub-language, industry lingo.

No, it is a Way of life, in which we draw from our Collected Consciousness (the original meaning of “collective consciousness”), accumulated over eons from our Individual experience both here on Planet Earth and beyond; drawing from our accumulated wisdom, extending our behaviours and attitudes, demonstrating the development of our relationship between our self and our Self; consciousness and Consciousness.  Thus choosing Emotional Maturity. ♥

Marianne : )
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September 20, 2014
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20 September 2014

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and daily numerology combined for: 20 September 2014 ~

2 + 0    +    9    +    2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 18, 1 + 8 = (9)

{2}              9                 7

2   –   9               9   –   7

7                –             2  =  [5]

“Even though I need to Evolve [5] my Attitude (thoughts, feelings and behaviours) to Support {2} my own Vision (9), I deeply and completely love and accept my Self!”   Progressing ♥

Marianne : )
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September 19, 2014
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76. A Paradigm Shift

Thought 76Consciously Choosing our Reality
Making the emotional Shift to creating a positive outcome
Choosing Consciousness/Awareness over fear
Knowing we are the Creator of our own experiences
The Law of AttrACTION
Knowing our thoughts are creating our Reality, etc, etc …

All the above are true, and like the rest, the Law of AttrACTION requires THINKING as an initial action.  The actual action required, is a shift in our perception; a different way of THINKING about a situation … the action in this case is Thinking.  A paradigm shift.  The action in the Law of AttrACTION can be a subtle, yet powerful conscious choice to see life, situations or associations, from a vantage point where we KNOW we are creating what we are perceiving.  Initially this is a leap of faith … until we discover that this Reality is true too!

The moment we UNDERSTAND (actually really GET IT, feel this to be true) that what we are experiencing is based on what we are believing in THIS MOMENT (regardless of the past!!!) both consciously and subconsciously … we return to our Self.  We have the Power to Create that which we REALLY want in any moment with our Free Will.

First of all we need to do the ACTION of releasing any emotions involved so we can Allow our Intelligence to Flow, our Consciousness, Awareness.

When we include our Higher Mind, our Self/Consciousness, our decisions ARE for a Higher Good for all concerned … unless we choose to believe otherwise, of course.

The ongoing ACTION in Law of AttrACTION is choosing to consciously DO Consciousness/Awareness.  As in actively using Thoughts to Create.  It is an activity just as breathing is!  An action taking place whether we are conscious of it or not!

Our thoughts are 100% Creative, on ALL levels.
If we are psychic, an empath/sensitive/clairvoyant, etc … whatever we perceive on other levels can also be enhanced/transformed with the ACTION of Conscious Thinking ~ it works on ALL levels of Awareness.  Our fears and hopes are being projected onto all levels of Creation/Consciousness …

We can use our new found Awareness Knowing that we are Creating this event in this way so as to release any discomfort/fear that could otherwise be holding us back from our preferred outcome.  In other words we use our Awareness to Deal with any emotions arising from our subconscious memories.  By Dealing with our discomforts and fears along our Way, we are Allowing the experience to be Creative, Productive; even fun and easy. ♥

When we “see” something in our future (this includes others’ futures, which in this moment becomes our reality) that feels uncomfortable (yuck), we can RELEASE the emotional attachment to it.  I highly recommend we all do, as it is the emotional attachment/response to it, that holds it to its current trajectory/potential!

While we continue to focus on a fearful outcome we will receive it to the degree that we believe it … while all along we could choose to focus on a constructive outcome (one that resolves issues, not merely paint positivity over the problems) and receive this reality to the degree we believe it to be possible.  Everything is possible in our ever-evolving Universe!

For example: the same resources on Planet Earth have been here all along, yet we continually find/CREATE new ways to use them, to enjoy them, to transform them into new and wonderful things/energy as our consciousness evolves.

Make the SHIFT; consciously choose to change or allow the images/experiences you wish to receive. The future (any next moment) is NOT materialised until we make it so by believing it to be so.

So Believe well; think constructively … ACTION Your Thinking muscles; use your critical thinking ability to improve your reality! ♥

Marianne : )
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September 19, 2014
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19 September 2014

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and daily numerology combined for: 19 September 2014 ~

1 + 9    +    9    +    2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 26, 2 + 6 = (8)

{1}        9                 7

1   –   9             9   –   7

8               –            2  =  [6]

“It is up to me to choose {1} to Understand [6] my ability to Manage (8) and Organise (8) my Abundance (8), and I deeply and completely love and accept my Self!”   Progressing ♥

Marianne : )
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