January 29, 2013

Wisdom, Knowledge and Discernment

Recently it was implied that my soul purpose was not in line with "Divine Wisdom." This was hard to accept because it seemed that, if this person was correct, what I am most passionate about would not be in line with my soul's purpose. Since I have a need to understand things, I sought understanding. This post is a result.

Knowledge is obviously knowing things. Some people assume, incorrectly, that this knowledge comes through traditional learning only. They say that knowledge learned by experience is wisdom. This is not true. Knowledge is knowledge no matter how it is learned.

Wisdom is often said to be the application of knowledge. This is an incomplete picture. Wisdom is about knowing what to do in any given situation. The wise may not actually have a full knowledge to support their choice yet they know what to do.

Discernment is the ability to separate truth from lies. It's what allows us to know when something is right for us. It allows me to pull truth from something even when 90% of the info is false. It is also what allows me to look at someone and know what they are feeling even when they pretend something else.

Each gift is needed. One is not more important then the other. These are only 3 of numerous gifts. Everyone has gifts, however, someone could have only one, or two, all three or even none of these three particular gifts. We can all experience moments with a gift we weren't given when it is needed. It all depends on what we need in order to live our lives to the fullest and support the rest of mankind. We also can ask for gifts we don't have.

How these gifts can show up in the world obviously vary as we as people are unique. As a person with the gift of knowledge, I am blessed in the ability to share my knowledge through writing and in other ways. I find as much or more joy in sharing my knowledge then when I gain it. If I had been given the gift of wisdom then coaching might be right for me. I would be able to see what others need to do and guide them using that knowing of what to do in the given situation. With the gift a discerning, I can see what causes conflict, illness, etc. and therefor offer healing.

As you can see each gift has it's place. Each gifts helps to lift and serve others. This knowledge helps me choose ways to live in line with my gifts, as I discover them. Can you recognize one or more of these gifts in you? How can this help you live in better alignment with your soul's purpose?

From my heart to yours,

Michele
Intuitive Healer of the Heart
at Heart Style

January 28, 2013

Lemon

We have used Lemon to create a sense of cleanliness and freshness in our home. Like most citrus oils it is a great antiseptic oil, often used in personal and home cleaning. Our 2 most common uses of Lemon are in cleaning our homes and detoxing our bodies.

Some of the great uses of Lemon for health are to help clear body of toxins, it's especially good in water to help cleanse the liver and kidneys, use for acne, helps with some skin conditions, anxiety and insomnia. This is not an all inclusive list.

It may surprise you to hear that Lemon Oil is actually an alkaline instead of an acid like lemon juice. For this reason it helps make our drinking water alkaline. Since acidic body environments help create illness drinking alkaline water actually helps get our bodies in a state that gets sick less.

dōTerra®  essential oils are pure enough to be used internally as well as the typical aroma and topical methods.

A note of warning. Lemon has a reaction to the sun so when applied topically one must be careful of sun exposure for 12-24 hours.

From my heart to yours,

Michele


January 22, 2013

Wild Orange


We have used Wild Orange to diffuse anger and increase the happiness and a feeling of well being in our home. It is used both as a stimulant and for calming. Like most citrus oils it is a great antiseptic oil, often used in personal and home cleaning. This is a great oil to try if you have been suffering from depression.

Some of the great uses of Wild Orange for health are to help clear body and environmental toxins, for tummy ailments, and it helps with cold and flu season. This is not an all inclusive list.

dōTerra®  essential oils are pure enough to be used internally as well as the typical aroma and topical methods.

From my heart to yours,

Michele


Frankincense

There is something almost magical about Frankincense. Frankincense has a very high vibration. Thanks to the Law of Resonance our vibrations will increase to meet Frankincense's vibration. How cool is that?

In our house we've used Frankincense to calm children, increase spirituality, create greater feelings of love, ward off evil and many more uses. It is a really great oil to use when we are wanting to connect to our higher selves, to the universe and to God.

Some of the great uses of Frankincense for health are for stress reduction, focus, mood, scar tissue, pain and swelling, removing warts, disinfectant, immune system booster, bug bites, and cancer. This is not an all inclusive list. The video below is from a webinar with Dr. Hill about how great Frankincense is.

dōTerra® essential oils are pure enough to be used internally as well as the typical aroma and topical methods.



From my heart to yours,

Michele

January 20, 2013

It Just Doesn't Fit

Do you remember back in elementary school? I had some dresses I just loved to wear. Did you have something you loved to wear? Do you still wear it? No? Why not?

Did you have something you loved doing, once upon a time? One of mine was being a high school cheer leader. Oh sure I can cheer and encourage people but I can't put on that uniform, I don't have a team and the local high school would not be to thrilled if a 40 year old lady went out on their court.

Of course you don't wear the elementary school clothes. It would be a rare person that would fit in them. Just by the nature of growing taller, let alone any other changes our bodies have made, we can't fit. You also probably have at least one something you did once upon a time that just doesn't fit in with who you are right now.

Then, why is it that we hold on so tight to so many things? Relationships that don't work and aren't improving. Jobs or careers that we feel stuck in. Even business ideas that just don't feel right anymore.

Recently, I found myself forcing a concept into my business. I had felt so inspired when I originally had the idea. When I was told "your mess is your message" I could only see one mess, a literal mess in my house. As I healed more and more that original idea felt more and more heavy.

Instead of letting go I held tight. It was like I was trying to squeeze myself into those dresses from elementary school. I was even out on the wrong court cheering and wondering why it wasn't working. I wasn't giving myself credit for the growth I've had. It's kind of sad just like letting go of the dresses. I invested a lot of time and money in the idea.

I now recognize all that I have learned from that idea. I mistook a learning tool to support my eventual business as a mainstay of that business. Often we have things in our life for a season but we grab onto them like they were the core of who we are or what we do.

What a difference it makes to let it go. I feel lighter and more confident to move forward. What are you holding onto? Was it meant to be here for a season? Was it meant only to teach you? If it is meant to be here for a lifetime, are you choking it? Letting go could breath new life into it.

From my heart to yours,

Michele

P.S. With my growth has come and continues to come a lot of changes. If you haven't been to my site in the last 5 minutes go check out the changes. :)

Heart Style
Intuitive Life Design Coach

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January 16, 2013

MBTI = type?

As many of you know I am a fan of Carol Tuttle's work. She has a profiling system that uses movement and features to classify us into 4 basic groups. To learn you type and more about this system visit the Energy Profile site.

We think the MBTI would easily divide into the Energy Profiling system. There is a commonality when the 16 types are divided into 4 however this is not the same commonalty found in Energy profiling.

My friend Alexander Paulos created a system that classifies people into 16 temperaments similar to the MBTI. He uses features and movement to do this. It is based on science, like how hormones play a role, and dualities found in Quantum Physics. These dualities can also be referred to as Yin and Yang. The 16 temperaments have a further duality to consider that further divides into 32 different temperaments.

When dividing the temperaments into Energy Profiling one needs to use the 32 temperaments. My own experiences has show that inhibited people will likely be type 2s or 4s and disinhibited will likely be type 1s and 3s.

The true distribution of temperaments into types lies in Yin and Yang. How much Yin vs. Yang you have will determine which type you are. As I am not qualified in either system I cannot tell you which temperaments are which types. All I know for sure is that I am a type 2 in Energy Profiling and an Out-Curviplex-Circle-Wave-Inhibited in Paulos Recognition and my husband is a type1 and an In-Line-Box-Wave-Disinhibited.

I have found great personal clarity in both programs.  I would encourage you to participate in both programs as well. Energy Profile and Paulos Recogntion.

From my heart to yours,

Michele

Heart Style
Intuitive Life Design Coach

January 13, 2013

Selfish?

I have been doing affirmations off and on for years, at least 17. :-) I often have one concept that stops me from using them, until something prompts me to try again. That concept? Am I being selfish?

Lately, I have experienced many of my affirmations coming to pass. On others, I have not had any evidence that anything is even happening. This causes me to take a look at what I am asking for, how I am asking or what beliefs are in the way of receiving.

I realized that the affirmations I considered trivial are ones that happen. The ones that I don't see any obvious ways they affect others tend to happen as well. When I evaluate the ones not coming to pass it brings me to my beliefs about being selfish.

I wasn't ready to face that belief head on. Why would I want to stop myself from being selfish? What I did instead was changed my focus.

How could I look at paying a debt in a way that gave benefit to others and not just lift my burden? Paying the debt also pays someone's salary. It gives a way that the company and I can contribute to a healthy economy. Even my children benefit from a more relaxed mom.

Indirectly, I changed my belief by looking at things in a different way. How can desiring to pay my bills be selfish when so many benefit? Besides, I'm a giver by nature so I never really want anything just for me. :-)

Funny is that the last thought gave me the courage to take on the belief head on. If I am naturally a giving person, then why have a belief to prevent me from being selfish? It implies that I believe I am selfish. Hmm, that is not an empowering belief.

From my heart to yours,

Michele
Heart Style
Intuitive Life Design Coach

Have you had an Affirmation Checkup™?

January 09, 2013

Not to Use Not?

In the affirmation writing community it is commonly said, "Don't use 'not' when writing your affirmations." Is it wrong to use negatives? I say, "No."

The 'Don't think of a purple elephant' concept is used. The idea is presented that you get what you focus on. Of course if I tell my child, "Don't stand on the chair," he'll have to think about standing on the chair and then not standing on the chair, which takes a process of going through what we don't want. I shorten his processing process by giving him something to focus on when I say, "Sit on the chair."

In the book "Energy Medicine" by Donna Eden she teaches a technique called Temporal Tapping. This technique uses both positive statements and negative statements with positive meanings. She says that in most people the left hemisphere of the cerebral cortex is more likely to accept the more critical negative statement, while the right hemisphere is more likely to accept the positive statement. Going with this concept it would make more sense to address both sides of the brain in our affirmations as well.

We use the negative statements so much in our society. It is easy for us to say, "I am not fat." When we switch to saying, "I am thin," we finally start addressing the other hemisphere and so people often start getting results when they didn't before.

Focusing on the positive is also a higher vibration then the negative which allows us to stay in higher vibrations.

Probably the most important reason to focus on choosing positive statements is the helps us to figure out what we actually want. Saying, "I am not fat," is all fine and dandy but then your mind starts saying, "If I'm not fat then what am I?" When we turn it into a positive we give our brain something to focus on.

I will start using both negative and positive in my affirmations, especially the ones that seem to more difficult to budge. For example, "I am not unworthy, I am worthy." I tell myself what I am not, and then tell myself what I am.

From my heart to yours,

Michele Lewis
Heart Style
Intuitive Design Coach




January 04, 2013

Who Thought That?

A while back I learned that when I say, "Who's thoughts are these anyway?" I experience the thoughts leaving my mind. Well, most of the time. The rare times it didn't I'd say some clearing statements and then they'd go.

Being me I needed more understanding. I never fully formulated the question so it took a while to get the answer. I got my answer this week. I love getting answers to the questions I never quite ask. :)

It turns out that many thoughts "we" have are not even ours. Collectively society after society has created thought fields. Without consciously knowing it we connect with these fields and then think the thoughts are our own.

Some fields can be cultural which is why so many who've been born into my religious culture have some beliefs that the new converts don't have. It's the little thoughts that keep us from living our beliefs to the fullest. Maybe an old cultural fear of persecution.

When we ask the question, "Who's thought is this anyway?" we subconsciously recognize when we are in a thought field and release the thought. When done often the times of connecting to these fields lessons. This makes for a lot less noise in our head. Then we can recognize inspiring thoughts from truth so much easier.

From my heart to yours,

Michele Lewis
Heart Style
Intuitive Design Coach

January 01, 2013

Feel About It

Recently things have really changed in my life. I knew my purpose but the question was, "How do I be an example when I haven't done it for myself?" I took the question to my Father, God.

He guided me to heal more of my internal world. I was lead to recognize beliefs, I didn't know I had. He reminded me of the Universal Laws of creation.

Let me tell you about this week, I consider it an awesome result. I imagined what my room would look like clean, how it would feel. I cleared as many beliefs and trapped emotions as I could. I got to an emotional place where I feel it is truly possible to have a clean room.

Since then I have had ideas on what to do each day. I approach each task with the excitement of knowing my vision is coming true. I dreaded some of the things I'd have to do. That dread is gone. It will still take time but with the vision in mind I'm a lot more willing to take the steps.

Each box I sort through, each thing I toss, each step I take moves me in the right direction. I celebrate each step!

Feel the vision and the rest becomes easier!

From my heart to yours,

Michele Lewis
Heart Style
Intuitive Design Coach