“There’s Got To Be A Morning After…

…If we can hold on through the night
We have a chance to find the sunshine
Let’s keep on looking for the light” –Maureen McGovern

It’s the day after the election and there is a chance your candidate was not elected to lead this country.  Will you feel horrified?  Crushed?  Hopeless?  And if your candidate has won, will you feel vindicated?  Smug?  Justified?  Either way, will the venom continue?

Judging by the storm of vitriol, acrimony, hate, revenge, tension, threats, and the sheer jaw-dropping disbelief that we are where we are, November 9 will be a day of shock.

Acrimony… disgust … smugness … hate … tension … revenge … This is not Who you are. This is not Who we are. This is the way we are acting, but not Who we are at our core. Core comes from the French cœur which means heart. These are not attributes of the heart.   How do you know? Because when you are exhibiting the energy of these words you feel awful. You feel tension throughout your body, you are tired, stressed, irritable, and you feel separate from your fellow humans. In short, you feel sick and tired. These are sensations of dissonance, of incoherence.

Who are you at your core?  You are thoughtful, respectful, compassionate, helpful, connected, inclusive and generous. How do you know? Because when you are in the frequency of these descriptors you feel relaxed, grounded, flowing, flexible, energized, healthy and hopeful.  These are the signs of harmony, of coherence.

Incoherence … coherence … incoherence … coherence. Hmmm… which to choose?!

Believe it or not, even with this monumental decision (finally!) made, we have a choice. We have a choice to continue reacting and be/remain in incoherence (tight and constricted) or to respond by moving into coherence (relaxed and expanded). Can we disagree with our fellow humans (and with the President of the United States!) and be coherent? You bet your inalienable rights we can!

Your state of being lies not in who is President. Or in the job you have. Or in any surrounding situation. Your state of being lies within you. Your empowerment lies in your claiming your freedom to choose. Yes, there is initial shock. You get to feel it, be with it and breathe it through. Then, unless you are to be a victim of circumstances, you will… you must… search for and find your innate coherence.

If we think we are made or broken by who wins/has won this election we are selling ourselves short.  It’s done. Will we continue with the toxicity? At every turn we have the right to choose. Let’s exercise that right!

Resonance Repatterning is a brilliant and unique coaching method to help us find and reclaim our core … our coherence. Join Carolyn Winters and me on “the morning after.” It is our inviolable right to take back our personal power and to be grounded, solid, strong and compassionate no matter our circumstances.

In the second link below you will identify your incoherent reactionary patterns (those that make you feel tight, fearful, angry and nervous) and respond by claiming your coherent preference (ways you can feel empowered, strong and peaceful). Tune in on November 9 at 10 a.m. as Carolyn and I proxy in the coherence we desire to embody if we are to experience life consciously and fully.

“There’s got to be a morning after
We’re moving closer to the shore
I know we’ll be there by tomorrow
And we’ll escape the darkness
We won’t be searching anymore”

No matter who has won, vote now for YOU!

Georgia LaCroix

How to Participate: 

  1. Whether you attend the live session or not, complete the participation form.
  2. Watch the live streaming event or after completing the form, watch the video.
  3. Notice any positive changes occurring for you in relation to any ‘morning after’ issues.    Envision peace for this world!

Perspectives on Resonating with Respect and Value for Women [Article]

The recording of Donald Trump’s demeaning comments about women and open bragging of sexual assault has outraged many, not only because such a man is running for president, but also because so many people continue to support him in spite of his conduct. But beyond the actions of one man, the bigger issue that has been highlighted so effectively is the pervasive lack of respect and valuing of women in our society, which is so widespread, in fact, that many people don’t recognise it for what it is.

Perceptions have been shifting for years now, moving away from the strict gender roles men and women have been expected to adhere to in the past, but this has come about as a result of a long struggle by many women, who have worked hard and tirelessly to get the rights we have today. In the USA, for example, women couldn’t serve on a jury until 1973, they couldn’t get credit cards in their name until 1974, couldn’t sue for sexual harassment until 1977, and couldn’t keep their job if they were pregnant until 1987. They couldn’t refuse to have sex with their husband until 1993, and they couldn’t get a man’s rate for health insurance until 2010! The wage gap is still a big issue today, where women are payed 80 cents to the dollar earned by men, a statistic that is even worse for women of colour, not to mention the glass ceiling that is keeping women from rising to the upper rugs of the corporate ladder and power.

Yet it does not have to be this way. In fact, studies show that we all benefit from a more just and inclusive society. Companies with at least one woman on the board of directors, for example, do better than companies without. In a study of major political conflicts from 1900 to 2006, it was found that non-violent conflicts are almost 100% more likely to succeed, and that the greatest predictor of a movement’s decision to adopt non-violence as its Modus Operandi is its ideological beliefs regarding the role of women in public life. These are just a couple of examples out of many that show us what is possible when we all come together as equals, with respect and understanding for all.

Women make up half the population on our planet and have been devalued for centuries in the majority of cultures the world over. Resonance Repatterning teaches us that the entrainment that happens after birth and which is essential for the infant’s survival causes each one of us to resonate with cultural and generational beliefs that can be detrimental to our wellbeing and can hold us back from achieving our potential, both personally and as people who help shape the society we live in. Through Resonance Repatterning we have a unique opportunity to shift our resonance away from these beliefs and negative energies into a positive, all-inclusive reality of equality, respect and justice for all.

I am ready to resonate with this new reality. Are you?  Let’s repattern for this! Join us October 29th  when Carolyn Winter and I will include your issues and intentions in a group session on this topic.

Sophia A. 

Restoring Trust Lost in the World with Carolyn Winter

Emerging in the aftermath of the Paris attacks and the Belgian lock down with the the world contracting in response to these events was for me a most encouraging story.  The story of Antoine Leiris who lost his wife, the mother of their 17 month old son.  In an open letter he declared to the perpetrators “You will not have my hatred….. you  won’t have the hatred of my son either.”   He went on to explain that they will live with love and are free.

In the Resonance Repatterning system Leiris is at the point of choice.  He could choose to be a victim and the world would agree.   However, instead of spiralling down with fear, reaction, blame, hatred, anger or rage he has chosen the order of love.  He writes to the perpetrators ” …to respond to hatred with anger would be giving in to the same ignorance that made you what you are. You want me to be afraid, to look at my fellow citizens suspiciously, to sacrifice my freedom for security. You lose. The player still plays.”

As for the little boy who will never again see his mother: “..we will play like every other day and all his life this little boy will dare to be happy and free. Because No, you won’t have his hatred either.”  Leiris’ stand is courageous,

Your Point of Choice:  News from recent weeks has been filled with everyone’s reactions to the Paris events and the new threat levels world wide.  Here and there you will find a story of hope or encouragement.   Are you being triggered by the latest terrorist news into that downward spiral of fear, reaction, blame, anxiety or depression or are you actively choosing a higher thought order?   Be aware of your own point of choice and remember that you and only you have the ability to choose for yourself.

I once heard it said that if the entire world pulsed with the frequency of unconditional love for just one minute, we would instantaneously have world peace.   I want to believe this is true and while we may not attract the whole world, here at wph we can clear our patterns of inner peace and create waves for peace out there in the world.  May the butterfly effect prevail!

Resonate with Trust:  The continuing theme for my series is Patterns of Peace Among Faiths.   This Saturday December 5th  I will host a session focusing on the quality of TRUST  that enables us to spiral up as Antoine Leiris has done. When we trust that people are good, it is reflected in the little things we do day to day.  It enable us to treat others the way we wish to be treated, to listen and let others know that they matter and to keep our commitments.   Others respond to our frequency and extend the same trust back to us.

When we resonate with patterns of peace among faiths we’ll be creating a hologram of awareness for trust for each other.   We’ll be expanding the World Peace Hologram.

The session will include our own personal trust issues and intentions for financial stability, harmonious family relations, career, education and/or safety and security.

Please join me for the Repatterning the next session in this series “Resonate with Patterns of Peace Among Faiths.”  Complete the sign-up form with your information to be repatterned.

 

Grief and Gratitude

It seems a bit strange to be thinking about grief on such a joyous holiday, but Thanksgiving’s emphasis on what we are grateful for actually ties in quite well to our grief series. I recently started reading a book by Martin Prechtel called “The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise.” It is a poetic book that describes how our deep grief for something is actually a reflection of our values and praise – our gratitude – for that very same thing.

In his book, Martin shares beautiful practices for expressing grief as modeled by the indigenous community he lived with in Guatemala. From his vantage point, our western stoicism is actually counterproductive. We need to grieve and grieve loudly. We also need community who will surround us and support us in our grieving and make it safe enough to really dive into emotions we usually suppress.

So this Thanksgiving weekend, give thanks for your tears. Not only do they tell you what you love and what you are grateful for, they also are a wonderful expression of that love.

And don’t forget to join me for the next installment of the “Growing through Grief” series, which can be found here.

“I am safe ….. ” Repatternings facilitated by Lynn Larson

I am safe. I am content. I am kind. I am inspired.
I am safe.
I am content.
I am kind.
I am inspired.

In thinking about Global Peace, I have often wondered, “What is keeping us from peace? What is keeping me from peace?”

My greatest sense of peace comes when I am feeling safe – I have no sense of fight/flight, no need to protect myself, no need to defend anything. I can allow others to be as they are and myself to be as I am.

Within this place of safety I feel content with myself and can extend kindness to those around me.

When I am safe I also feel capable and calm. It is easy for me to receive inspiration and naturally take appropriate action. I can be in the moment, knowing that if I need answers, they will come to me.

So that I can experience this level of coherence more and more often, and radiate this coherence more and more strongly, I have committed to myself to continue sessions on this theme and I invite you to join in with me!

Although it is the same set of seed statements at the beginning of each session, because we are a group and because we change and because ‘life happens,’ we can continue to use this same set of seed statements for quite some time, becoming more and more strongly coherent with these frequencies so that our sense of safety, contentment, kindness, and inspiration infuses our day to day lives.

The Next session will be …  perhaps Dec 2nd.  stay tuned!

For convenience, here are the previous session notes:

The Mind Blowing Effects of Mass Meditation

The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) is one of the most fascinating, revolutionary and useful research, carried out in the world today. Its potential to improve the quality of our life is infinite. The scientific method being its only hindrance – to prove beyond reasonable doubt that we are all one. GCP is the brainchild of…

Source: The Mind Blowing Effects of Mass Meditation

Introduction: Repatterning for Patterns of Peace Among Faiths [New Series]

An important component of our well-being is to have faith, and or a spiritual or religious practice.    Such a practice, whether belonging to a group, attending religious services, practicing dogma, prayer or meditation can provide support in our lives and contribute to a sense of who we are and our purpose.   Our faith and related practices can help us through ‘dark nights of the soul’, give us guidance and support.  Science apparently is showing that involvement with religion can lead to longer life expectancy, lower unemployment and lower delinquency among youth.

In democratized societies we can take respect for our faith or religious practice for granted.  We are protected in law and we are not penalized for what we think.   We have no fear of expressing our thoughts or openly engaging in a spiritual practice that uplifts our spirit or our connection to our faith – provided our actions do not harm others or infringe on their rights.  However, in many parts of the world and perhaps within parts of our own that is not always the case.   Many wars or instances of a lack of peace are due to religious differences (witness the current situation in Syria) where some groups try to exert control over others.  For many, intolerance exists if others practice a belief different from their own.

There are many factors involved.  What stands out for me is how at no other time in history have we had so much access to the religions and faiths of others.  It is possible to live in a community that is strictly of our cultural heritage and or beliefs and yet work, play and interact with people of many other backgrounds.  I am not a historian, or a religion specialist, but I have noticed and read about how globalization is creating melting pots of culture throughout the world.  We all recognize the Golden Arches and clothing by GAP.  So, as our day to day existence becomes more the same around the word, we cling with passion to the remnants of what makes us different and unique, – our food, traditions, clothing, and our religion and our beliefs.  It helps us to claim our identity and connect with our clan and who we are.  This has presented both positive aspects of global expansion and evolution as well as deadly devastating clashes over thought and dogma.

Mostly we adopt the religious practice or faiths of our family and clan.  Most of us don’t really question or think about it.  Historically, our faith is a key link in our belonging to a family or clan.   However, it is only in the last 30 years or less, particularly in the west, that we have experienced the abandonment of religion, finding it again or creating a smorgasbord of religious practice that suits us and is not dictated by a fixed religious sect.  In doing so we may have abandoned our faith for social advantage or prosperity.  Intermarriage often asks a partner to decide to leave their faith to join the other.  Perhaps in the blending of families a religious path ended.  You may ask yourself – Am I resentful? Holding onto regret?  Resisting? Do I feel included or rejected because of my faith.   How well have I examined the faith that I was born into? A lack of self-inquiry may now have sprouted many unconscious patterns.  The dull unaware ache in our hearts is easily reflected in the global conflicts we watch on the news.

The importance of respect for a religious practice and set of beliefs is reflected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations, Article 18 which declares:  “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

Additionally, in 2010 the United Nations also declared the first week of February to be “The World Interfaith Harmony Week (Feb 1-7th).  This declaration recognizes… “the imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people…”  (Declaration: http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/65/5)

In this Repatterning series we will map the patterns of intolerance each of us is noticing ‘out there’ in the world and we will compare this to the patterns within ourselves, seeking the light of day.   Rest assured that as with all repatterning sessions, acceptance and respect for all faiths are a given.   We will repattern to be able to understand others, appreciate our differences and not sacrifice who we are.  We’ll repattern to resonate with compassionate dialogue, and with key qualities of acting with mercy, kindness, compassion, and understanding for ourselves and all sentient beings .  We’ll resonate with the declaration above by the United Nations.

When we resonate with patterns of peace among faiths we’ll be creating a hologram of awareness that everyone is right, and deserves to be respected.  We’ll expand the space for dialogue that ‘enhances mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people…”  We’ll be expanding the World Peace Hologram.

Please join me for the Repatterning series “Resonate with Patterns of Peace Among Faiths.”