Hay House “You Can Heal your Life” Summit is on now!!!

Hay House’s annual “You Can Heal your Life” summit is on now (sign up to access it at https://www.youcanhealyourlifesummit.com/learn). There is usually at least one movie and 10 to 12 talks featured daily including many of your favorite Hay House authors.  All talks are free for 24 h the day they are offered. If you miss a talk or two usually they offer a free weekend at the end of the summit so you can listen to talks you missed (or you can buy the summit recordings).  One thing I love is most speakers offer a talk that  is whole and complete rather than a teaser meant to get you to buy their latest book.  There are often amazing guided meditations or visualizations.  I will be tuning into talks by my favorites Denise Linn, Diana Cooper, Kyle Gray, Dr. Joe Dispenza, James van Praagh, and Iyanla Vanzant.  A great opportunity to hear wisdom from authors/speakers you love and to expose yourself to new wisdom keepers, to look for new approaches and help in dealing with challenges in your life or in the lives of your loved ones, or just to get back on track with your spiritual practices and looking at your life in a positive and empowered way.

There is a new series each day (8 in total).  The program runs from May 4 to 18th so it’s a good idea to scan the speakers each day and see what interests you.  The Best of Series 1 is now available.  Usually it works out there is only one or two talks each day that speak to you, so you can make time to listen while you are making dinner, on your way to work, or before you go to bed. In past summits, most talks are 1 h in length.

Series 1  May 4

Become the Person You Want to Be

 Movies

  • Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    The Forever Wisdom of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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  Video & Audio Lessons

  • Esther Hicks

    The Evolution of the Law of Attraction

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  • Anthony William

    How to Create More Peace in Your Life

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  • Dr. Rick Rigsby

    How to Conquer Life’s Greatest Setbacks

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  • Christiane Northrup, M.D. & Kelly Brogan, M.D.

    Growing Beyond the Body-as-a-Machine Model

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  • Mike Dooley

    Creating Happiness by Learning to Use the Matrix

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  • Rev. Iyanla Vanzant

    Replace, Repair, and Maintain Broken Relationships

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  • Jim Kwik

    Secrets to Accelerated Learning Anyone Can Achieve

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  • Dr. Barbara De Angelis

    Showing Up for Your Divine Appointment

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Series 2  May 6

Reconnect with Your Spiritual Roots

 Movies

  Video & Audio Lessons

  • David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

    You Never Experience True Death

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  • Caroline Myss

    How the Transformation Movement Is Changing You

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  • Anita Moorjani & Michael Neill

    Transcending the Fear in Your Life

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  • Christiane Northrup, M.D.

    How to Use Your Inner Wisdom to Make Decisions

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  • Iyanla Vanzant

    How to Get Through What You’re Going Through

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  • Matt Kahn

    The Illusion of Problems

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  • Nancy Levin & Rajshree Patel

    Choosing New Beliefs Consciously

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  • Anodea Judith, Ph.D.

    How to Grow Roots Before Starting Your Spiritual Journey

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Series 3  May 8

Using Energy Tools to Heal

  Video & Audio Lessons

  • Abby Wynne

    What Energy Healing Is, and How to Do It

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  • Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

    Prevent Disease by Clearing it from the Luminous Energy Body

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  • Matt Kahn

    From Low to High Vibrational Energy

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  • Sonia Choquette

    How to Free Your Spirit and Return to Your Authentic Self

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  • Denise Linn

    Space Clearing to Create Positive Energy

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  • James Van Praagh

    Clearing Old Energies & Transmuting to Love

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  • Nick Ortner

    Tapping to Release Overwhelming Feelings

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  • Peta Stapleton, Ph.D. & Dawson Church

    Evidence-Based Energy Techniques to Heal Your Body

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  • Jessica Ortner

    Using Tapping to Set Goals and Release the Pressure to Succeed

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  • Jonathan Goldman

    Using Bija Mantras to Heal Your Body

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  • Ya’Acov Darling Khan

    Using Shamanism to Access Your Hidden Healing Power

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Series 4  May 10

Connect with the Mystical Realms

 Movies

  Video & Audio Lessons

  • Matt Kahn

    An Empath’s Guide to Emotional Boundaries

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  • Diana Cooper

    The Archangel Guide to Enlightenment and Mastery

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  • Kyle Gray

    Are Angels Actually Real?

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  • Rebecca Campbell

    Living Courageously to Express Your Heart’s Beauty

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  • Dr. Joe Dispenza

    How to Become Supernatural: A Lesson in the Science of Change

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  • Gregg Braden

    A Crisis in Thinking: The Missing Link to a Healed Life

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  • Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.

    The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth

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  • Michelle Buchanan

    How Numerology and Your Birth Date Can Heal Your Life

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  • davidji

    Meeting the Guru within You with Daily Meditation

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  • Phyllis Curott

    Awakening the Witch Within

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Series 5  May 12

Create Prosperity in Your Life

 Movies

  • Louise Hay

    Receiving Prosperity: How to Attract Wealth, Success, and Love into Your Life

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  • Esther Hicks

    More Than You See, Part 2

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  Video & Audio Lessons

  • Suze Orman

    Eight Qualities to Create a Life of Wealth

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  • Robert Holden, Ph.D.

    Success Is Knowing Who You Really Are

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  • Alan Cohen

    Using A Course in Miracles to Create Abundance

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  • Danette May

    Finding the Power to Rise Above Every Obstacle

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  • Mike Robbins & Cathy Byrd

    The Mind-Set Required to Get What You Want

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  • Tosha Silver

    Tools to Overcome Your Money Challenges

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  • Mel Wells & Denise Duffield-Thomas

    Releasing the Money Blocks Holding You Back

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Series 6  May 14

Let Your Intuition Lead You

 Movies

  Video & Audio Lessons

  • John Holland

    Preparing to Give Someone an Intuitive Reading

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  • Sonia Choquette

    Meditation to Awaken Your Creativity

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  • Gordon Smith

    An Introduction to Mediumship

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  • Colette Baron-Reid

    How to Give Better Oracle Card Readings

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  • Radleigh Valentine

    Combine Tarot with These Spiritual Tools for Accelerated Results

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  • Sandra Anne Taylor and Rev. Sharon Anne Klingler

    How to Use Tarot Cards to Trigger Healthy Transformation

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  • Charlie Morely

    Healing through Lucid Dreaming

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  • Marisa Moris

    A Meditation to Connect with Your Guides

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  • Dr. Catherine Wilkins

    The Neurology and Logic Behind Intuition

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Series 7  May 16

Create Radiant Health and Wellbeing

  Video & Audio Lessons

  • Anthony William

    A Liver Meditation to Improve Detoxification

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  • Christiane Northrup, M.D.

    Are You Addicted to Stress?

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  • Dr. Joseph Mercola

    Sugar vs. Fat: Choosing Foods That Heal and Give You Energy

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  • Liana Werner-Gray

    A-to-Z Cancer Recovery Tips and Therapies

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  • Dr. Mike Dow

    Scientific Solutions to Help You Heal Brain Fog

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  • Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. & Ocean Robbins

    Tips to Free Yourself from Unhealthy Food Habits

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  • Sayer Ji & Dr. Steven Lin

    How to Heal Your Teeth, Heart, and Third Eye for Ultimate Health

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  • Kris Carr

    From Surviving to Thriving: Creating a Crazy Sexy Life

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  • David Hamilton, Ph.D.

    How the Mind Heals the Body

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  • Elizabeth Rider

    How to Set Health Goals Without Dieting—and Even Enjoy Them

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  • Samantha Skelly

    How to Overcome Food Addiction with Emotional Awareness

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Series 8  May 18

Discover Your Unique Destiny

 Movies

  • Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

    Inner Peace for Busy People

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  Video & Audio Lessons

  • Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    Mastering the Present Moment

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  • Danette May & Chalene Johnson

    Create Focus, Happiness, and Emotional Healing with Food and Exercise

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  • Rabbi Steve Leder & Robert Holden, Ph.D.

    A Healing Process to Grow from Suffering

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  • Meggan Watterson & Rebecca Campbell

    How to Be Your Real Self and Speak from Your Heart

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  • Christiane Northrup, M.D.

    How to Handle Criticism

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  • COMING MAY 18
    Rebekah Borucki & Kate Northrup

    Finding Room to Breathe with a Busy Schedule

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  • Koya Webb

    From Injury to Champion Athlete with Yoga and Breathwork

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  • Vex King

    A Process to Help You Consciously Respond, Not Emotionally React

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Examining your “if onlys” through the lens of “Loving What Is”

 

joan pancoeI read a brilliant post by astrologist and modern mystic Joan Pancoe last week that I thought was so insightful and helpful.  Joan’s bio on her website describes her as ” a gifted trance channel, karmic astrologer and spiritual teacher in private practice in New York City since 1976″. I wanted to share her message with you. Here is her original post: http://joanpancoe.com/newsletter.php?id=8 . I am providing my perspectives on this approach below, but highly recommend reading Joan’s post (and signing up for her newsletters).

What are our “if onlys”.  These are the things we strive for in our life, that we delude ourselves into believing will provide a permanent happy and fulfilled state. Examples of “if onlys” include:

  • Physical body: I lost 10 lbs., I didn’t have this disease or condition, I looked like my younger self, I didn’t have this feature, etc.
  • Emotional body: I wasn’t so … (fill in any thought that is related to low self-esteem and worth), depressed, sad, stuck, etc.
  • Outside world: Got a new job or advanced in my current one, got a degree, got a house, got a new car, got a bigger house, got a partner/spouse, had a child, had more children, had grandchildren, had more money, etc.

We believe that when we obtain one of these “if only” goals that we will find this sense of wholeness, acceptance, and being sated.  Obtaining the goal will change who we are. We may also believe once we obtain this goal, that the world will also reflect back to us now we are whole, accepted, acknowledged and loved.  We believe this even though past experience shows us when we obtain a goal, the happiness is temporary. Eventually, maybe in a few hours, weeks, or years, we will find a seed of dissatisfaction that grows and create a new “if only”. In an egoic sense, this keeps us focused on this elusive future, rather than being based on the present and seeing all the good in our life, exactly as it is in the present moment.  This is not to say there won’t be challenges in your life that can be extremely challenging to deal with in the present but there will always be some good in our life mixed in with the challenges, that may translate to blessings or transformations in the future.

Exercise # 1: Make a list of your “if onlys”

Now, if we examine these “if onlys” through the lens of Byron Katie’s “Loving What Is’ approach, we can start to awaken, snap out of this pattern of having our state of wholeness and happiness dependent on a future perfect state of being or goal being accomplished, and wake up to what is here in the present.  We assume the goals/people/situations/events we are pursuing will bring us happiness. Going through Byron Katie’s four key questions allow us to see that may not be the case and puts more focus on what we have in the present (and can we make our peace with that and find joy in the here and now).  The key message to get with this exercise is that our thoughts of lack and not being or having enough in the present create suffering and if we can reorient ourselves as we think about ourselves in the present, we may find ourselves overflowing with abundance and love, and have all we need.

Exercise # 2: Plug in each of your “if only” beliefs into the four questions and see what answers you get.  It’s helpful if you can make your mind like a blank slate before you ask the question and let go of your stories. Be like a curious child looking at this question for the first time.

byron katieHere is a guide to Byron Katie’s four questions (from her website: http://thework.com/instruction-the-work-byron-katie/ ).  She also has worksheets you can download, so you can print off one for each “if only”.  You can also explore her book “Loving What Is” to understand how the  questions work and are applied.  She has videos as well on YouTube where she uses these questions on workshop attendees.  The real-world examples from people attending her workshops discussed in her book or shown on her videos really help you better understand the four questions below.

The Four Questions:

Q1. Is it true?

The answer to the first two questions is just one syllable: either yes or no. Be still and find your honest yes or no as it arises to meet the question. If your answer shows up as a yes, move to question 2. If it’s no, then experience that no for a moment and then move to question 3.

Q2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true?

If your answer to question 1 is yes, ask yourself: “Can I absolutely know that it’s true?” Take this opportunity to look again. Shine the flashlight on that moment in time again, and see what reveals itself to you.
Q3. How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?

Close your eyes and witness the feelings, body sensations, and behaviors that arise when you believe that thought. Notice and report the answers to any of the following:

What images do you see, past or future, and what emotions or physical sensations arise as you witness those images?
How did you treat the other person?
How did you treat yourself?
Do any obsessions or addictions begin to appear when you believe that thought?

Q4. Who would you be without that thought?

Closing your eyes, return to the situation. Take a moment to reflect, observe, and experience the situation again, this time without the thought. Who or what you would be without the thought? How would you see or feel about the other person? Drop all of your judgments. Notice what is revealed.

The key idea to get from this examination of our “if onlys”, is that we can turn these if-only thoughts around we can let go of this suffering and live in the present in a more joy and gratitude-filled state.  This doesn’t mean we don’t set goals and strive for things in our life, or we disown success; it means we don’t pin our identity and happiness to those things, so if people, material items, or roles/jobs leave our lives, we don’t find ourselves being empty again.

Give this exercise a try without attachment and see what you find out about yourself.  You may find yourself feeling liberated when you didn’t even realize you had these energy cords tied to your future.

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