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Friday, February 5, 2016

Give Your Immunity a Boost

My blog is late this week because I have been down for the count with a nasty cold. I do not believe you can catch a cold because the germs are always out there. It is your resistance to those germs that determines if you catch a cold or flu.

Lately I have had my usual number of balls in the air, but this time there were a lot of decisions that needed to be made rather quickly and often. This overloaded my system and I caught what was floating around in the air. So how can my dilemma help you? I will tell you.

There is a simple way to boost your immune system and it does not require any special equipment. Just your body. Use this process to keep those viruses at bay and help get you over an illness faster.

1. Lie on your back with no pillow.
2. This is deep belly breathing.
3. As you exhale, pull your stomach in.
4. Bring your chin to your chest, but don’t lift your head, and point your toes towards your face.
5. Inhale, push your stomach out, point your toes, and tilt your head back.
6. Once again exhale, stomach in, chin towards chest, toes pointing towards your body.
7. Inhale, push your stomach out, point your toes and tilt your head back.
8. Repeat 10 times.

Its simple, its quick and it works.

Be well my friends,
Marnie

Saturday, January 30, 2016

How to Be Happy Now

Isn't the ultimate goal to be happy? We look for the relationship that makes us happy. We search for the vocation that we think will satisfy us and make us happy. We set the goal for the body shape that will bring a smile to our face when we look in the mirror. We assure ourselves that what we do and how we act will bring joy into our lives. Happiness is the gold ring that we all reach for, but did you know that there is such an easy way to do this that you might just miss it? Today I will give you the secret to happiness!

To be happy you just need to be happy. Yes, that is all it takes. Pretend. Imagine. Fake it till you make it. Trick your psyche into thinking it is happy. Hmmm, could it be that easy? Yes!

The mind is not as complex as we make it out to be. It is easily trainable. Look at all the things we have trained it to do over the years. We have been told you can't do this or that. You are not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, rich enough, slim enough, and our mind has followed suit and manifested those qualities into our lives.

Now it is time to reprogram your obedient mind. It has listened to everything else you have said up to now, so tell it that "I'm happy." That is it. Simple and true. Just for today, smile at everyone and everything. Look in the rear view mirror when you drive and smile at yourself. Think of a situation that stresses you and smile. When the thought comes to mind of something or someone who makes you unhappy, smile. You do not need to believe that you are happy, just smile. The accupuncture points in your face will be stimulated and the neurons in your brain will fire in a new way. So when you face that situation, new neural pathways will form. It is scientific and it is true.

Do you remember the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy?" It makes me smile as the tune runs through my head. So I give this music to you. Let it run in your head as you go through your day and see if, at the end of the day, you are just that, happy.

I'm smiling at you kid,
Marnie

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Beauty Comes From Within

 

I enjoy going to art exhibits because it gives me an opportunity to get into the psyche of the artist. I find it fascinating to know why they paint what they do. This weekend I was able to have a glimpse into the life of Andrew Wyeth and his son Jamie Wyeth at an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.

What intrigued me was that they did not veer far from their homes.  They lived in Pennsylvania and summered on an island in Maine. Their works are of the land and the people who lived around them. In order to fully capture the essence of their subjects, they would spend weeks with them, sketching and becoming familiar with who or what they were painting. Jamie even did this with a cow he chose to paint. Andrew spoke of the beauty in the blades of grass that he so eloquently captured.

My observation is this, how can we let go of judgments of others? What if we spent an entire week with them? Not just being at work with them or living with them but really being the observer of how they interact with their environment. Even if we cannot do this, we do have an opportunity to see the essence of who they are by paying attention, by being in the moment with them and listening to their words, noticing their expressions and how they interact with the people and things around them.

Look for the beauty in those you have difficulties with and it will ease your stress and open your heart. On this grey day in Colorado, I recall the grey sky of the Wyeth paintings and how beautiful they are.

Beauty comes from within.
Marnie

Thursday, January 14, 2016

What Is Our Purpose?



Photo Courtesy of NASA

In meditation today I was contemplating the purpose of life in the human form. The concept has been understood to be that we take human form to develop our emotional body, but I sense there is more to it than that. When we are spirit, though we have an emotional body, one that can transform our spirit and allow it to grow, we do not have the capability to create as we do here on earth.

In a human form, we can create things that are solid, things that inspire others through our writings, words, actions, and voice. We can manifest incredible beauty that will affect others beyond our capacity to see. It is important that we do not loose sight of how we are inspiring others and the effect we can and do have on the world. Perhaps as the new year dawns, you might want to take a moment or two to reflect on how you have made a difference in this world, because we all do.

As I look back upon the last ten years, I recall how I have brought beauty into the world by remodeling four homes and their gardens. Granted I am no longer with two of these homes, but their beauty endures as do their gardens which continue to grow. Every person who walks by the land or enters the home has the opportunity to enjoy the love I placed there with my energy and creativity. Although it is up to the people who now live there to maintain what was originally created, I got the ball rolling, and even if the location deteriorates it does not diminish the love that has been anchored there.

When you look back at what you have accomplished do not get stuck in how those people, things, or locations are today. Recall your objective at the time and know your good intentions have anchored love onto this planet. And isn’t that what it is all about?

With love,
Marnie Vincolisi

Sunday, January 3, 2016

What Does 2016 Hold for You?

The new year is upon us and the question is, what will 2016 have in store for you? You may ask this and other questions at the psychic fair on Sunday January 24th, but in the mean time here are some tips on how you can access information for yourself. Then at the fair you can double check you impressions with the intuitive people there.

Find a time when things are quite at your home. This could be late in the evening after everyone goes to bed or you may want to get up early before others awake. One of the best times to receive intuitive guidance is at 3 am. Most of the people in the city are sleeping so there is less interference in the field, and your neighborhood or apartment building will have less activity as well.

Pay attention to your breath and allow this gentle movement to move you into stillness. Once you are resting in the quiet of your mind, propose your question to the Universe. Do not ask a specific question instead ask for a feeling. Request that you are given a felt sensation of what 2016 will bring to you. From that sensation other information may surface. Let go of expectations of how the information should come through, relax and make it fun.

Sending you blessings for the New Year!
Marnie

Thursday, December 24, 2015

May the Force of Light Be With You!

My annual holiday party was a huge success. If you attended, you know what I'm talking about, and if you missed it, I hope you will be at the upcoming healing share on January 12th so I can give you a blessing in the New Year.

To me, parties at my place are about connecting people, honoring our similarities and our differences, and sharing our lives with those who care. This party was especially significant because of the diversity of the people who showed up. Not only did my Reiki community appear, but people from the Chi Gong practice (be assured I will incorporate more into our healing share next year), my soul retrieval group, neighbors (whose eyes were opened because of our alternative lifestyles), personal friends, and new acquaintances. It was delightful and just how I envision a party.

I have always dreamed of having someone appear who would play my piano and one such angel manifested. Even though I can play, sort of, you probably would not enjoy listening as I require more practice than I have time to give. The magic happened as melodic turns floated through the house. Joined by some of my guests, we let our voices ring out with the joy of the season. I apologize for not being able to spend more time with each individual. When a new light being would show up, I was compelled to greet them. And when I saw someone standing alone, I scanned the crowd to intuit with whom they would enjoy talking. I was in my element.

(By the way, as I write this I am flying in a rather turbulent sky. The process I have shared with you to calm rocking planes in the Reiki first degree class was not working so I expanded the energy of the plane. Instead of extending ChoKuRei down from the plane, I also directed it out from the wings, in front of the nose, out back behind the tail and up towards the sky. The pilot told us it would be bumpy for a half hour. The roller coaster effect stopped immediately and our flight became calm).

So my message for you this holiday season is to find the people in your family that stand out and connect them to those who will honor their differences. If we were all the same, how boring life would be. You might search for that part in them that will connect with another. Family situations can be complicated and stressful, but if you take a moment to tune into what someone would enjoy, it can change an agitated holiday dinner into one that flows with the love of the season.

Remember the end of December is a time that radiates love. Religions and indigenous people honor this time with ceremony. Tune into it. Channel it to the ones you love and yourself as well, and don't forget, I'm here for you, sharing my light with you and the world. We can make a difference, one heart at a time.

May the Force (Light) be with You!
Marnie Vincolisi

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Problems Are Like Passing Clouds

In the practice of Chi Gong there is a movement called "Cloud Hands." One hand passes in front of the other in a repetitive motion. It is quite calming and I find I enjoy the flow.

One day while performing this movement, I began to compare its similarity to life. When problems arise, they are like clouds. These difficulties often obstruct our view, just like clouds. And just like clouds, these problems will pass. They never stay long and yet, in the moment, it sometimes appears as if they will never leave.

So the next time a problem comes to the surface, still your thoughts by taking a breath and quiet yourself in the moment. Then recall the movement of the clouds and how they move at their own speed without any direction from you. You cannot hurry them nor can you clear them. They are just part of life. Once you accept that you are not in control and take your attention off the haze, it eventually clears. Just like the problems that arise in life.

Just watching the clouds go by,
Marnie