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What’s the Most Valuable Thing You Can Do To Increase Your Intuition?

Written by Carol Cowan on . Posted in Carol's Blog

It’s our sixth sense and we all have it. In fact, we are born with it and it’s innate within us. This profound ability to access and trust one’s intuition is incredibly valuable when it comes to making life decisions, developing relationships or growing a business. What happens for many people though is that stress and anxiety get in the way of making intuitive decisions.  When we are disconnected from our physical body and our mind is racing, its not possible to tap into our intuition.

In fact, research has shown that anxiety can disrupt the decision making regions of the brain’s prefrontal cortex (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201603/how-does-anxiety-short-circuit-the-decision-making-process) which can lead us to make poor decisions.  With the infinite amount of choices people make in a given day, whether it’s choosing between 27 different colleges to apply to next year or deciding between 200 various shades of grey paint colors, the mind can easily become overwhelmed.  This decision making anxiety can also lead us to search the internet endlessly for the “right” thing to purchase, for the best price and then ask ten other people we know for their opinion, before buying anything. Anyone who has ever felt paralyzed when needing to make a decision after being presented with too many options will be able to relate to this. It can stop one from moving forward or deciding anything at all.

So, what is the best way to calm the mind? What is the most effective way to increase our intuition? How can we make intuitive decisions?

Meditation.  Of course!

Sounds simple enough right?  Unless there are literally hundreds of different types of meditations that one can choose to practice.  It can also be a challenging process to find the most appropriate meditation practice to increase one’s intuition with a sea of spiritual teachers and online courses available today.  Once we do find a meditation practice, then we have to try to avoid wrestling with the mind to settle down into the present moment and instead allow the mind to settle.  Then, we have to try to find time every day to practice in order to receive the benefits since practice is key.

What if there was a specific meditation though, designed to increase your intuition?  A meditation that strengthens the corpus callosum which is connection between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, allowing for better communication between the logical and creative sides of your brain.  A meditation that is only 25 min in length so it fits nicely into your busy day and all you have to do is listen with earphones.  A meditation that would provide wonderful side effects such as improved mood and sleeping soundly and deeply.  Sounds too good to be true right? It’s called Synctuition….

Try it for yourself for free: http://bit.ly/SynctuitionCCC

Relax, listen and enjoy!

Wishing you peace beyond all understanding,

Carol Cowan

A Sprinkle of Synchronicity

Written by Carol Cowan on . Posted in Carol's Blog

Synchronicity

We’ve all had synchronistic events happen in our lives before.  You know, the time when you’re thinking about someone specific and then pull out your phone to text them but your phone is ringing and, of course, it’s them calling you!  And you’re both left with that feeling of bewilderment.  Most often we think of such events as being random when in fact, if we focus our attention on synchronicity and stay connected to the Divine, asking for helps or signs, we can actually enjoy such events on a daily basis.  You’ve just got to have faith and remember to look for them!

And so, to strengthen your belief and faith in the powerful ability for the Divine to arrange synchronistic events, here is one of the most entertaining events that I experienced while keeping my Synchronicity Journal

This particular event really made me laugh and realize just how perfect Divine timing can be.  I had been feeling sick for a day or so and knew that I needed to see a doctor.  As I was driving along in my car, I looked at the clock and realized that my doctor’s office was now closed for the weekend.  Since I was leaving for a vacation early the next week it was really important for me to see a doctor before I left.   Feeling a little worried, I started to think about where I could go. I silently asked the Divine for guidance at this point.  I started to wonder about whether or not the new Walk-In Medical Clinic would still be open at this time.  I figured I could just drive over to the medical clinic to see if they were open as it would only take fifteen minutes or so.  Since I had other errands to run still, I decided it would be easier to call instead of driving over there, although I didn’t have the phone number.  So, I called home to ask a family member to look up the clinic phone number and information for me so that I would know what time they were open until.  As I’m on the phone with the family member, I confirm the name of the Clinic and the location as they are searching for the phone number on the internet.  Oddly enough, they’re having trouble finding the phone number on the internet. 

Patiently waiting and hoping, I’m still driving around, while on the phone, waiting to see if they’re able to find the number for me.  I stop at the next red light and the sound of the brakes on the bus in front of me catches my attention.  As I look at the advertisement on the back of the bus I actually burst out laughing.  My family member, still on the phone with me, searching the net unsuccessfully, of course asks me what I’m laughing at.  I proceed to tell him that he no longer needs to search for the phone number because now, right in front of me is an advertisement on the back of the bus for the new Medical Walk-In Clinic! The phone number for the clinic is clearly, bolding printed on the back of the bus as well as the address and the hours of operation. And yes, the clinic was still open at that moment.  The timing of the bus advertisement was absolutely impeccable! Laughing together, my family member and I decided to get off the phone and I continue to drive over to the clinic in a state of wonderment and feeling grateful for the infinite wisdom and magical timing of the Divine.  

In my heart and in every fiber of my being, I have complete trust at this point that the Divine was watching over me and felt my desire to seek medical attention before leaving on my trip and when I did ask for help, the Divine was there in synchronistic timing to guide me in the right direction at just the right time. 

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The Most Important Thing You Need to Know About Your Brain

Written by Carol Cowan on . Posted in Carol's Blog

Ready for this one?

Your brain is designed to reflect back to you whatever you pay attention to the majority of the time. It works like a filter that literally allows into your reality whatever you’ve been thinking about and feeling emotionally most often.  It also filters out, generally speaking, that which you have not been focusing on via your consistent thoughts and emotions.  And most of us have been doing this for many years without even realizing it.  The good news is that as you become conscious of this process you can begin to change your filter to focus on what you want.

Why is this so important?

Neuroplasticity of brain means that the reality you experience is changeable.  The pattern of thoughts and emotions that you experience are malleable once you begin to cultivate the practice of rewiring your brain and changing your consistent daily thoughts and related feelings.  It requires a great deal of dedication and focus but the potential benefits are truly infinite.

So how do you change your reality (and your brain) to create the reality that you desire?

Step 1:

Start practicing! Reading about neuroplasticity, your brain’s ability to change itself and how to consciously create your reality is an important step.  Typically, we must first understand WHY we are doing something and attribute some value to the behavior before we will engage in it.  Once you understand how important your thoughts are you will then can begin to practice changing your daily thoughts to be more positive and feel more uplifting emotions.

Step 2:

Retreat from your outside world!  We must retreat from our environment for a little while to rewire our brain.  If we are constantly reacting and responding to our current environment, our brain will remain the same and we will only reproduce more of the same.  If we can close our eyes and meditate on the thoughts, images and emotions that we would like to experience on a daily basis, then we are on the road to positive change.  Remember the subconscious mind does not know the difference between what’s real and what’s imagined.

Step 3:

Use Emotional Freedom Technique to help!  E.F.T. can be the tool that brings you up if you are stuck in a particular negative thought pattern or feeling in an emotional rut.  Along with meditation, E.F.T. is one of the greatest tools that can naturally shift a thought process or negative feeling, sometimes within minutes! As you shift your emotions and thoughts with E.F.T. you also have the potential to change your brain and therefore the reality that surrounds you.

To find out more about how E.F.T. can help or to book a private session contact:

Carol Prentice at info@carol-prentice.com or 905-380-2460.

 

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The Pros & Cons of Positive Affirmations…And How E.F.T. Can Help!

Written by Carol Cowan on . Posted in Carol's Blog

So you’ve been repeating your positive affirmations over and over but they just don’t seem to be working? And when you do say the affirmation it doesn’t quite feel right either.  It feels more like you’re trying to convince yourself that the positive affirmation is true because the words don’t match how you feel emotionally inside.

So how do we get the feeling to match the affirmation?  E.F.T. can be the tool that bridges the gap! But, let’s first take a deeper look at the pros and cons of positive affirmations themselves…then we can examine how E.F.T. can assist in making sure that affirmations actually do work for you!

The Pros:

1) Positive affirmations have the potential to change your life as other people are living evidence that this is true.

2) Simple, easy and free!  Positive affirmations are available for you to recite at any time, at no cost to you, simply using your conscious mind and focus.

3) There are infinite possibilities.  You can develop positive affirmations or statements that directly reflect what you would like to be, do or have in your life.

The Cons:

1) Positive affirmations don’t always feel true because you may have conditioned your mind and your emotions to feel the opposite way for a very long time.

2) It can be difficult to remember to repeat your affirmations in the middle of a busy, routine day.

3) If you don’t stick with the new positive affirmation, you may return to your old negative thought pattern.

One of the MOST IMPORTANT things to do if you’re using positive affirmations is to find a way for your emotions and feelings to MATCH your affirmation.  You must find a way for it to FEEL TRUE for you so that you can literally change the energetic vibration that surrounds you!  When you can get your emotions to match your affirmations then you are well on your way to attracting that new reality to you at an energetic level.  And E.F.T. is one wonderful way to do just that!

For example…let’s imagine the affirmation you’re using is “I am worthy and deserving of financial wealth” but the feeling you have when you say this is actually nervousness about paying bills.  This is the time to use E.F.T. and tap on “Even though I’m worried about the bills right now, perhaps I can choose to see this situation differently”.

Another example might be using the affirmation of “I am now my ideal weight and love my body” but the feeling you have instead is actually not liking your body and being frustrated with your weight.  Now it’s time to use E.F.T. to tap on “Even though I’m frustrated with my body I give myself permission to be more kind and gentle with myself.”

Keep tapping on all the different negative automatic thoughts that pop up in response to your positive affirmations because there may be a few and keep tapping until the positive affirmation does feel true!  Then…watch the magic happen and how wonderful things begin to unfold in your life!

Not sure about how to do all this on your own?  Contact info@carol-prentice.com or 905-380-2460 to book a private E.F.T. session.  Also available via Skype.

 

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Synchronicity 101: How It Works

Written by Carol Cowan on . Posted in Carol's Blog

So you’ve started experiencing Synchronistic events and you’re thinking that there must be something more to this whole process.  Perhaps you’re curious if it’s possible to experience these events on a more regular basis and begin to live your life in flow more often?

Well, the first step is to understand exactly how synchronistic events work.  They are based solely on the way we interpret events in our external environment.  Your brain is actually what is creating the miraculous coincidence that you are perceiving.  Your brain is like a supercomputer that is able to seek and search out within your environment whatever you told it was important to focus on by giving certain thoughts and things your attention.  Your brain isn’t able to process all the information in the quantum field that surrounds you but it can find patterns in the field that are based on your belief systems, your memories and whatever you’ve been focusing on. This means that synchronistic events typically occur when you have been thinking about someone or something, whether you’re conscious of those thoughts or not. Then your brain seeks out within your environment the pattern that you have been focusing your attention on.

The fun part happens when you develop a belief system that “synchronistic events happen for you all the time.”  If we know that the brain is seeking patterns in our environment that are in accordance with our consistent thought patterns and beliefs then we only needs to cultivate the belief that these events are possible and happen on a regular basis.  And they can happen for us in joyous ways that are beyond our wildest dreams!

The lesson?  Take the time each day to focus your attention, your thoughts and your emotions, on what patterns you would like to see in your environment and what situations you would like to create.  Remember that synchronistic events are a bit of dance between allowing things to unfold and not forcing things to unfold.  Finally, when you do experience a synchronistic event, take the time to share the story with others, write it down and feel the joy of the universe arranging the event for you.  Every time you do so, you strengthen your belief in synchronicity and cultivate the garden of your mind to produce more!