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Monday, April 27, 2015

People Aren't Always Who They Seem

Through two stories that I've heard this week, I am reminded that often people are not who they appear to be. Our first impressions put people into a box, and it might take years to let go of that original story that we conjured up in our minds and see them for who they really are.

One such story was about a movie star from the 1940s, Hedy Lamarr. Most of us only know her for her beauty when in fact she was also a genius. Among her many hidden talents, she was an inventor who developed and was granted a patent for technology used with our cell phones today.

The other story was a movie about a singer songwriter named Danny Collins. Even though his was a glorified story done Hollywood style, it still gives the message, "Don't judge a book by its cover." Underneath the gruff exterior portrayed in the film, Danny turned out to be a very kind and loving man.

My reason for mentioning these stories is simply to suggest that you take a moment this week to look at just one person you have known and seen in a particular way. See if you can uncover something about this person that you didn't know before. It could be a political figure, a celebrity, or just a regular Joe. See if someone else has a different perspective about this person which might change your view of him or her. Enjoy this fun exercise in discovery and enlightenment!

A note from one who might not be as she seems,
Marnie Vincolisi

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gratitude vs. Appreciation

Gratitude and appreciation seem like the same thing, but they're very different. Appreciation has a forward moving energy while gratitude is present time. It's nice to be gracious, but what has gratitude ever done for you?

Let's look at the definition of appreciation: "to raise in value or price, especially over time." When you put your money into stocks, you want them to appreciate or grow. So when you appreciate something in your life you are giving it the energy that allows it to expand. By merely using that word you are not only expressing gratitude, you are also defining that you want this item or situation to grow, which makes your statement stronger and pushes your intention into the future.

When you change your language, you change your life.

I appreciate you,
Marnie

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

TRUST: Where Did It Go?

Trust is a tricky thing. You sense that it is there. You've created and nurtured it and then, all of a sudden, something happens that blows that trust right out of the water. When this happens, you may wonder if the Universe is on your side or not.

When what you have planned goes in another direction, our first instinct is to act - make changes, look at what we did wrong, or blame another. But there is value in a difficult situation. There is a reason why it is being presented to you in this way, at this time, and less action and more observance may be what is required.

Take a moment to sit and watch your emotional reactivity. Recall a similar felt sensation. Perhaps it stems all the way back to your childhood. If the feeling feels familiar, it may be calling to you to be seen and integrated into your aligned being at this time.

Here's a process you might like to try for healing old wounds:
  1. Stay with the emotions that arise. Do not judge them. Just be the observer.
  2. See if any memories come to mind. Is this emotion a familiar childhood experience?
  3. In your daily meditation practice, set the intention to integrate the feeling that came up.
  4. Don't try to analyze it or let the left brain take over.
  5. Let go of any expectations of what the answer should be or why you should get an answer.
  6. The integration could come in as a message or a felt sensation within your body.
  7. Anything that comes in is valid.
  8. Now you can take action to straighten out what happened from a place of power, not controlled by emotions.
Let me know how this experience works for you.

Many blessings,
Marnie

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Unchain Your Heart

Over time, many incidences occur that lock down our hearts and our ability to be fully open. An image came to me in the middle of the night of a heart being wrapped in chains. If there are times that your heart feels like this, use this image and the following exercise to help you remove the chains that bind you. The mind understands pictures better than words. So if we give the mind a picture to work with, it will respond.

Imagine that each chain on this link is a story, something that's held your heart closed over eons--not only in this lifetime, but in past lifetimes, future lifetimes, and parallel time frames. Focus on encompassing all time frames as you do the following exercise, and you will be able to integrate this process on a deep level:
  1. Begin by relaxing and paying attention to your breath as it gently moves in and out of your lungs.
  2. As you breathe, notice the sensations in your body as your energy becomes still. Have the intention of moving into your center.
  3. Imagine each link being an incident that hurt your heart.
  4. There is no need to remember each story or trauma that occurred. But if a memory arises, face it by allowing it to integrate with the feelings that arise.
  5. Do not get attached to the feelings. Just observe them.
  6. See each of these stories as a program that requires closure and storage. Place each story in a manila folder as if it was on your computer screen, and file it away.
  7. Continue with this process until all the links are removed around your heart.
  8. Now notice how it feels when you take a breath. Is it easier to breathe? Is the center of your chest softer? Just be aware of the new sensations.
  9. Open your eyes and go about your day knowing that your heart has been freed from the chains of the past.
After integrating this process you may want to come in for a treatment so I can anchor it within your body-brain system.

From my heart to yours, sending you love,
Marnie

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Give Me A Break


I have been spending a lot of time at airports these last few weeks and I am noticing a lot of kids. It’s spring break and they are in play mode. So when was the last time you had a week just to play? Getting an entire week off in the spring might not be possible but how about taking a short beak with a meditation? Even if you are at work, just place your hands on your desk top and close your eyes. No one will notice that you are not working. Let me guide you.
  1. Take a deep breath.
  2. As you exhale let the heat of your breath cleanse your mind.
  3. Let go of any thoughts that tell you to do something.
  4. Now imagine that you are doing something that is completely enjoyable.
  5. How does this activity make you feel?
  6. Where do you feel it in your body?
  7. Can you feel any sensations in your etheric bodies; spiritual, mental or emotional?
  8. Relish in the joy of these felt sensations.
  9. Now come back to present time and get back to work.
  10. Thanks for playing.
Blessings,
Marnie Vincolisi

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brain Power: The Mind-Body Connection


Our brains are complex organs that constantly distribute information to our bodies. Yet when we experience a physical disorder, we approach the body first and ignore the brain. This is backwards, and the physical issue will not be alleviated until we also address the mind.


The amygdala is the part of our brain that records fear and puts us in a fight or flight mode when danger is perceived. Unfortunately the brain does not have a time clock and it actually can get stuck in this mode not realizing that the danger has passed. When this happens, the body records emotional trauma in a variety of physical forms that often show up years after the trauma has occurred. To repair this malfunction, the amygdala needs to be reprogrammed, and the brain needs to be reset.

The good news is that by nurturing the body and energetically connecting to the brain and all its functions, the reset can occur. I have been integrating a new practice into my spiritual clearings that does just that. People tell me they feel as if their brain has been "defragged." Others have commented when they get off the table, ”What did you just do? I feel so different.”

If you are ready to get your brain and body in sync in present time, give me a call.

Blessings,
Marnie Vincolisi

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why Meditate?

There are 1,400 minutes in a day. Can you carve out 20 minutes for yourself each day? The magic number for meditation is just that. It’s been proven that by devoting time every day to a meditation practice, you will gain space for personal growth, peace of mind, clarity, and physical and mental well-being.

The quieting of the mind allows for daily integration of the information that comes up during our seemingly uneventful days. Actually, life is very eventful. But much of it is happening below the surface on a subconscious level. When the mind is given time to be still, it is better equipped to process negative emotions such as fear, doubt, and worry, and receive non-egoic messages that guide us forward from a place of love and inspiration. By simply placing awareness on the breath and noticing the gaps in between, we open a space for joy and other positive feelings to come forth.

Accept nothing I say as absolute. See for yourself how meditation works for you. And give it time. It takes 21 days to make and integrate change. Give yourself the gift of time and you will see new healthy habits will begin to form. This new routine just may change your entire outlook on life.

From my quiet heart to yours,
Marnie Vincolisi