Air Date: June 01, 2016 | Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Did you know that your old beliefs can be a huge hurdle in living a happy and healthy life? Past experiences can become ingrained in your mindset and prevent you from realizing your best self.
Whether those experiences were instances of bullying from others or self-inflicted chastisement, they can have life-long impacts. The key is to release those past experiences and stop repeating the same old story.
Tune into ‘Naturally Savvy’ radio for this month’s segment with Shaman Isabella Stoloff, with her suggestions for mastering your own mind!
Many people are still battling their minds. If you are one of these people you are not alone. Most of us were not taught to be positive, we were taught to worry. Old belief patterns (mistakes…regrets…fears…life in general) creates imprints in our mind. Once we get started it can be hard to dig our way out of the rabbit hole. The thing is YOU are the only one who controls your mind and you have the power to change it. You are the only one who can change it.
It takes practice, but with time you can become the master of your mind.
Below, I have created 3 easy steps to guide you. Do these steps daily and watch how quickly you can identify a thought before it overtakes you. The more you do this the easier it becomes. Then, there will come a time when you will hear the negative thought or worry as it is just entering the mind and you will have the power to shift it.
1. “Look at the bright side” – Become the watcher of your thoughts and if they’re not positive, gently guide yourself into a more uplifting conversation.
2. “Take a moment” – Listen to your thoughts as if you were your own best friend. When the thoughts are running wild, breathe in and out slowly. Give yourself a pep talk.
3. “Creative imagery” – Imagine your mind is like a playground. Create images or ideas that make you feel good.
Do this for 21 days straight.It takes time to create a new habit. Retrain and master your mind today, then watch your whole world change!
A lot can happen with an experienced shaman in five days during the transformational summer solstice, especially when you’re sitting on powerful ley lines in an enchanted land…
If you’re not familiar with Shaman Isabella, she is a powerful healer in Southern California. She leads Sacred Site tours around the world and is a real life shaman. She works out of the Orange County Healing Center and the story of her life has empowered many to believe in themselves. Being with Shaman Isabella will help you realize that just because you have been through hardship doesn’t mean the rest of your life is bleak. She has a bright spirit and a depth that touches the core of your being. If you’re wanting to transform your life, this England Retreat will allow you to get in touch with the fire that is in each of us. It’s a big decision to travel to a distant land but many people are choosing retreats over regular vacations because they find them much more enriching.
So what can you expect at the retreat in England?
Experience Healing Ceremonies On Sacred Land
Group healings can be more powerful than personal meditation or one on one healings because in a group the energy is amplified. In this retreat, the group healings are going to be conducted on sacred grounds where the energy is already elevated. Many retreats are led in these locations because the energy of the land is conducive to healing and connecting to other realms of consciousness. Many people are able to use the heightened group energy to connect with past lives and heal on a very deep level.
Explore The Mystical Town of Glastonbury
This retreat will not be full of activity and running around. You will get to settle into the town and really focus on your personal healing and shed the layers that are the hardest to see in yourself. The layers of the ego take time to identify and when you’re in an intentional healing mode for days on end, real transformation can occur. Glastonbury is a magical place visited by many spiritual people throughout the year to deepen their connection to the earth and our ancestors. Imagine how exciting it will be to walk up the the hill to Glastonbury Tor, where monks discovered King Arthur’s grave.
Intentional Group Healing
As the group comes together in this special place in England, the intention for healing will be very strong, stronger than you can create on your own because the land itself activates healing. Visiting places like Stonehenge can help you because there is a thin veil between other realms on these vortexes. The land has energy and we are intricately tied to it. Because this land has been a sacred healing space for so long, it has a vibration that can activate your healing. Group consciousness in a city is very strong and makes healing more difficult but in the peace and solitude of the English countryside, your mind will be able to relax and your soul will be able to speak to you. As Isabella holds space for your personal transformation, you may heal deep wounds you have never recognized and things that have been holding you back from making the life changes that you have been wanting.
Connect To Nature During The Summer Solstice
The summer solstice is a time when the energy is ripe for real emotional growth and releasing of pain. The solstice is a time for wisdom and inspiration. The summer solstice is about newness, fertility and balance. It is a time to celebrate the light within and a connects us deeper to the earth energy. The solstice represents fire and growth. Just as the natural world is full of newness, our consciousness is also filling with new ideas and inspiration. The retreat in England is careful placed during this celebratory time.
Release Expectation and Journey Into The Unknown
Sometimes going outside of our comfort zone can open up new areas of creativity in ourselves that are untapped. When we learn about a new culture and mythology we may see ourselves in a new light. We may realize we haven’t given our skills ample credit or fostered them. We may realize that we have limited ourselves in certain ways. Taking a journey into the unknown builds confidence and allows us to create new ways of thinking and relating to the world that we like and that we prefer.
Inevitably, you can predict what your experience might be but truly you cannot even comprehend the openings within your heart that can occur because they are such strong experiences. Your healings may be subtle and gentle or they may be intense and full of energy. The unknown is where we go to become vulnerable, to learn and to realize that we rely on each other to grow in past, present and future. If you feel the calling, there is a reason. All will be revealed, just don’t tell the story before the curtain rises or you may miss the best part.
Remember, Shaman Isabella is a professional healer who has changed the lives of many people. She has studied the ancient modalities of medicine men and women who have been deeply helpful and respected in cultures for ages. The healers are often consulted on major decisions and called upon in times of crisis. If you are experiencing hardship, wanting to change your life or seeking something you can’t describe, you don’t have to do it alone. It can be a magical journey with friends and in a safe environment. It can be fun and truly thrilling! Let your light shine and enter a new land, a new vibe and a new chapter in your life, one of empowerment, wisdom and true friendships. Having a mentor like Isabella is a gift, studying with her is something that can truly change you on a cellular level, the mysteries of the earth are waiting to heal you and comfort you, you only have to let the love in.
Grounding is an important tool in manifesting. But how does one ground. One way is to get your feet in the dirt. Take off your shoes and stand in the yard, whether on grass or dirt, the earth has energy to assist you in grounding your energy. But what if you cannot get to dirt? It is as simple as taking a breath. Take a deep breath in and concentrate on moving your energy into the earth. Take a few deep belly breaths and imagine you are going into the mother. Our beautiful mother earth is here to guide you and answer your prayers. So feel your heart deeply connecting with her, as you ground your energy and trust all will be well. When you set a clear intention for manifesting and ground it in the earth the Universe hears you, and as it is the law will give you what you truly desire. I like to say, “Highest and best good~no harm to anyone” when I ask the Universe to support me. Feel the love of Pachamama and know deep in your heart that you deserve the best! Ground yourself daily.
Have a blessed and beautiful day!
Are you the type of person who has always trusted yourself? Then this is not the article for you. I am here to speak to those like myself, those people who gave their power away and trusted everyone BUT themselves. Those of us that thought everyone else’s opinions were better than their own.
For many years I was a victim. I placed myself in situations where others controlled my life. I felt I always made bad decisions and so I stopped making them. I would ask at least 3, if not more people what I should do and then I would pick the one that sounded best.
In 1991 I began to step into my power and went back to school. This was not easy. As a single mother of 3 trying to manage was incredibly difficult, but I did it. Something inside of me was crying out to be heard, and although I did not know it at the time, this was the beginning of my spiritual awakening.
I read books on positive affirmations, and made new choices in the way I thought about myself, I did a lot of writing. I even burned some of it not knowing at the time it was a shamanic tool for release. I began to feel better, but I still did not trust my decision making process. No one had ever talked to me about my intuition or how to access it.
In 2006, my whole world changed. As I entered the world of Shamanism I found I was a feeler healer, as I know many of us are. Learning how to trust my intuition became a daily practice. I would make decisions based on how I felt. If I was wrong, I would not beat myself up, I would simply say, “That was a lesson”. Each lesson helped me to gain a better understanding of myself and how I worked.
I began treating myself like my own best friend. I spoke kindly about myself and to myself, and became hyper aware of my thoughts, words and actions. I became totally honest with everyone around me, most of all myself.
Once you become totally honest with yourself and take inventory of your life you can look around and see what is no longer working for you. In today’s world there are so many choices, and so much technology, we are getting further and further way from whom we really are.
Find yourself in the moment and ask yourself what truly makes you happy. Is it the new gadget, app, bigger house, or car? Are you looking outside of yourself to find happiness?
We can only truly be happy when we go inside ourselves and look around. Take a moment and breathe. Listen to your mind. What is the one thing you worry about the most? This is the thing you are giving your power away to. Stop giving it power. Breathe and shift your consciousness. Only you have the power to change your mind. The moment you decided to trust yourself, and become more conscious in your everyday living, the happier you will become.
Take stock of your life and how you want to live it. Clear out the clutter and get back to the basics. YOU are the most important person… YES you! You are the only one who can provide yourself with the comfort and care you deserve.
Once we start being kind to ourselves our intuition grows and we make decisions based on what’s best for us.
Make a commitment to yourself. Write a contract to be more loving, honest and compassionate with yourself. Those around you may have a hard time with the new you, but the real friends will stay around and admire your personal growth.
Trusting ourselves and teaching our children to do the same will grow a generation of leaders and our world will be a better place to live.
Shaman Isabella Stoloff founded the Orange County Healing Center. She has a full time practice and travels all over the world teaching and leading ceremony.