anxiety, Freedom, law of attraction, manifestation, mindset, Uncategorized, wellness

How to Ensure Gut Instinct is the Right Instinct!

Our emotional lives are a patchwork made of beliefs we have internalised and modes of reality we have modeled

Ever get a “hunch” something is not right?

“Gut instinct” is real; it can even be measured, mapped in the body and analysed chemically.  We know that differing emotional states cause different sensations inside our body and different signal physical reactions… When we are angry, our heart rate speeds up and our face gets hot, when we are anxious, we feel a little sick and we breathe faster, when we are sad, our heart physically hurts.

What do you feel when you get a “hunch”?  Do you act on the feeling?  How do you know whether this intuitive decision is the right one? Have you made an intuitive decision that is the wrong one before?

Understanding how we are feeling on the inside is called Interoceptive Awareness and it truly is our internal guidance system – we can be guided by our heart.

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We also can be over-sensitive to our feelings, which we see in people who experience pain more than another person or experience fear more than the next person to the point of anxiety. While I was a previous sufferer of crippling anxiety disorder I have actually experienced a low Interoceptive Awareness since childhood.  It ultimately manifested in an eating disorder in my teens at a time when a lot of things were out of control in my life.  Interestingly enough [coincidentally?] I also have the “fat gene” that stops you recognizing when you’re full up.  Later this lack of internal guidance manifested in my experience of my anxiety, where my body would show very clear physical signs of anxiety (heart rate increasing, etc) without my conscious awareness until I was already in a panic attack. My eldest daughter also seems to suffer with this naturally low Interoceptive Awareness. For example, she will not seemingly notice feelings of hunger, pain or even needing the toilet, until the need is so urgent that it’s too late.

So you can see how this internal guidance system and our connection to it affects our positive:

  • Self-awareness
  • Problem-solving
  • Perspective taking
  • Social understanding
  • Flexibility of thought
  • Emotional Recognition and regulation
  • And use of our Intuition.

In this month’s 20:20:20 Programme we have been focused on Intuition – how we can better connect to it and how we can use it to make the intuitive decisions that take us forward to wherever we want to get to.

“Recent findings show that instincts based in feelings from within our bodies are powerful and useful influences on the way our minds make decisions. The old divide between a thinking brain and an unthinking body is blurring. And despite the word “gut,” that useful instinct goes far beyond our stomach and includes the feelings from our heartbeat, our lungs, muscles and even our immune system, whether we are conscious of it or not.  It is the “the dialogue between brain and body.”  Ottawa Citizen

So how do we listen to our gut and ensure it’s giving us the right answers?

Let’s think about the biological process.

We know we have five primary sense organs: our sight, our smell, our taste, our touch and our hearing.  Within these sense organs are receptors for specific types of stimuli that are connected to our body’s nervous system, which then sends data to our brain and provides us with useful information about our physical/external world. I.e. we feel an itch, we scratch, right? However, if we feel a threat, our nervous system will also respond appropriately; whether this reaction is appropriate or not (read more here to understand better what I mean and how this is damaging).

But what about our essential/internal world?  What about our connection to our inner voice, or even, our higher self?

This is where we meet our sixth and seventh sense.

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We are still using our Interoceptive Awareness, but this is where we experience the “hunch” of intuition, déjà vu, or that crazy feeling of a past life parallel.  Conditioning makes us question these feelings, even distrust them. We spend 10+ years at school learning to look for cause and effect because there is always a theory or a precedent or a formula/rule. Where do you think we get the belief so strong that “it’s just a coincidence?”

When we begin to dip our toes into the world of vibrational energy and Law of Attraction, our senses become an interface between the dense physical world and the non-physical world of pure consciousness. Our sixth sense utilizes our feeling body to inform us when our intuition is on or off target, as long as that connection to our consciousness is strong, and if it is our seventh sense, our purest knowing will embody in us the impenetrable trust of Flow when we are in it.

When we are children, before we go to school and before we create beliefs or take on beliefs and conditioning that limits us and disconnects us from ourselves, we are in a state of open wonderment. And what I like to help my clients rediscover is that the same wonderment is still within us if we remove the upper limits that block us from it, and if we learn to become aware of the feelings we have, what they are telling us and can be sure they are not being shaped by beliefs that will not serve us.

So where do we start with that “gut feeling” that we can’t quite put into words?

ChildWe have to start with our belief systems that guide our ultimate self belief and how we show up in our life.  This is something I go very deeply into in my From Fear to Fierce course.

We can also use techniques that I am going to connect you to below that tune up our Interoceptive Awareness, so that it’s in good nick; not over or under-serving us.  If we think about the Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs, if we fulfil at the bottom we are more likely to reach our full potential.  Like the saying, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.”

We are all busy in life and serving the needs as others as well as ourselves.  Some of us are particularly driven and take on more than we can chew, but if we don’t notice our own needs stacking up, our proverbial cup tips over, so to speak.  And we can’t hear our inner voice if it is drowned out by other noise.  (If this resonates, you might benefit from my mini course to help quiet your mind, so your soul can speak.)

So, while our Interoceptive Awareness system is the least known and least understood sensory system and is generally thought to control our autonomic functions like blinking, breathing, and flinching.  It’s also how we recognise pain, hunger, thirst, needing the toilet, our emotions and more.  Sensory receptors send neural signals to the insula deep inside the brain and it is here that an important process is undertaken to decode the message and alert us to the changes in our body’s state.

Any imbalance in our body isn’t healthy.  If we think about emotion, being angry causes our heart rate to rise, the blood to rush to our face and then we often fire off at somebody and regret it.  Sadness causes our heart to physically hurt and this can cause us hide away and wallow, go off our food and disconnect.

We are empowered to act in a way that is positive at this decoding stage of the process.  We can choose to feel the emotion so that it is processed, not repressed. We can meet our needs and we can listen to the important messages of our inner voice and be guided by our intuition when it comes to the choices we make and the directions we go.

Different sensations inside the body allow us to understand how we’re feeling and make the best decision based on that fact.

To access your FREE Interoceptive Awareness Fine Tuning Tool, enter your email below and I’ll send it right out!  Leave me a comment, if you like, about your experience at the moment.  There may be other free tools that are helpful

In your high vibes, happiness & healthiness,

CW x x x

manifestation, mindset, success, Uncategorized

A thought (and tip) on limited beliefs!

You are the average of the five people you spend most time with ~ Jim Rohn

This means our community can make or break our success!

We have 70,000 thoughts buzzing around our mind every day and unfortunately, most of them are negative.  So who we hang around, what we listen and what influences our thoughts becomes significant.

  • What is your mental nutrition?
  • Who is lifting you up?
  • Who is inspiring you?
  • Who is pushing you forwards?
  • Who is supporting you?

Because all of us have limiting beliefs and they don’t need any help holding us back!

In fact, if you aren’t experiencing success in a particular area of your life right now I can almost guarantee a limiting belief is at play.

Last year began the process of interrogating my past experiences to understand the ones that had created my limiting beliefs around money, parenting and success.  Because they were all presenting as a crippling lack of belief in myself and this was BEFORE the experience that completely shut me down in fear.

You see, most of our limiting beliefs are created when we are children.  When we are between 2 & 6 years old our brains are like little sponges; we absorb everything and create our beliefs from what we observe innocently in our world.

And the thing is, we cannot change the experiences that happened in the past, we can only ever control what we do going forwards.  We can continue to live trapped by our limiting beliefs and our fears or we can make a decision to grow.

On my Facebook Page I posted today that my Manifestation Challenge is running again to help you choose empowering thoughts over negative ones and help change your focus.

Just think of it like programming – like your brain is just a big computer and you can download the new stuff you want on it, but you have to invest in the programming.

Otherwise every thought, will ping a big emotional charge like fear, which keeps you stuck.

And you know, I was stuck, really stuck 18 months ago.  And then suddenly out of nowhere an opportunity presented itself to move forward.

It was a business opportunity actually.

I couldn’t afford it

I didn’t believe I had it in me to achieve in it

But I couldn’t handle the idea that if I didn’t take it I was going to stay stuck!  That was the only reason I said yes to it!  That and I was kind of inspired by the idea of changing the world…

But the big message is that decision is directly responsible for where I am today because of the community it connected me to and the motivation and inspiration I surrounded myself with that encouraged me to believe in myself.

I upped my average

So, limiting beliefs, your mental nutrition, your community and your new programming.  I really recommend, even if it isn’t my free manifestation challenge, find one new way this week to start reprogramming your thoughts this week.

You can check out my last newsletter too to see some ideas you can try straight away!

In your happiness & high vibes!

CW x xx

Your Success Enabler

Money, success, Uncategorized

A little mindset shift that will catapult your success!!!!

I am going to teach you a little perspective shift that has helped me MASSIVELY!

Do you get that “icky” feeling when it comes to spending money?

Do you say no to spending money on your own growth?

I’ll give you an example. I’m in a position where I need to put some investment into my business.  It is making me feel “icky” because I don’t know whether it is going to pay off.  I don’t know whether it is going to pay off because deep down I am still not behind myself 100%  I still carry limiting beliefs about my success, but they are massively reduced compared to this time 18 months ago because of the work I have done on myself.

You see, our internal condition, holds us back. 

It affects us in numerous areas of our life where there is the opportunity to grow

  • The opportunity to start a new business
  • Investing in our wellness
  • Embracing a new opportunity.

I definitely felt exactly the same before I started my business!  However, at the same time we had other bills and I was finding the space on my credit card to pay them.

You know in the present day I don’t have to use a credit card because of my business.  It has pulled me out of the financial hole I was in and opened doors to so many opportunities.  My life is different because of it.  I am different because of it!  And only because I made the decision to invest in myself.

The thing that made me think about this was being in Specsavers today being told I need to wear glasses.  I was looking at the prices thinking “I could really do without this expense, but I need glasses and so, I’ll pay the money to get some.  The money was the same amount that I need to invest in my business and I didn’t get that same “icky feeling”.  What is the difference?

Our past experiences create baggage and garbage that blocks our future

And block our success.

If we don’t believe in ourselves to make something happen because of whatever reason we won’t invest cash.

If we don’t feel worthy of whatever that investment will bring us, we won’t invest the cash.

It might even be that we don’t believe in ourselves to be able to handle the kind of success that investment will create!  So we don’t invest the cash.

Think about it.  If I put my personal development course in front of you right now, or you were offered the chance to start your own business, or you were offered a way to get fit and healthy and whichever one of those things you chose cost a few hundred bucks.  What would stop you saying yes?

I am gonna guess… you are saying “I can’t afford it”.

OK, so now ask yourself, would you say yes if it was a water bill or a rates bill or school fees or a saving payment towards the annual family holiday?

Then honestly, ask yourself what is the difference.  It isn’t that you can’t afford it.  It is because you are prioritising other things over your own success.

And feeling “icky” is the body’s clever mechanism to make sure you continue doing that because the feeling is anchored in the memory of whatever caused your limiting belief in the first place.

So we come back to healing the internal condition for you to be able to grow.

And I promised to teach you the reframe that works for me and frees me from the limiting belief that prevents me GROWING!

It’s really simple.  I just think about the decision the future me would make.  I am in business, I want my business to be a success and so this is a need that needs to be satisfied.

I do the same thing when it comes to my personal development too now because I know that continuing to heal my internal condition is the only thing that will continue to free from the past experiences that held me back for too long.

Of course this requires having a strong vision of where you want to go.  What the future you looks like.

We work on vision in my free Manifestation Challenge.  That’s right, it’s absolutely free so you don’t have to spend anything to access it.  We start with setting your vision of your greatest life then I teach the 4 powerful keys you need to unlock your manifesting success.

Check it out here

OR, if you’re ready to dig deep into the mindset that is holding you back from success, register for my free Mindset Masterclass, happening tomorrow!

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In high vibes & happiness

CW x x x

 

law of attraction, manifestation, success, Uncategorized

How to Change Your Life By Changing Your Focus

Not so long ago I was in a hole, anchored to past experiences that had filled me with fear and doubt and I felt out of alignment with my soul’s purpose, even though I wasn’t really sure what that was.  We were sinking financially and everything I didn’t have was my constant focus.

They say pain pushes until vision pulls you to take action towards your dreams.

One day I set the intention to change my life by changing my focus.  I went from fear and overthinking to high vibe, dreaming again, feeling good more than feeling bad, connected to my intuition and grateful for limitless abundance!

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NEWS FLASH 🖐🔔📣❗

Working on everything external to you, like your business and your relationship and your career won’t work if you don’t believe you’re capable of your own success.

Everything is created twice. Once in the mind then in reality ~ Robin Sharma

I really believe this!  As I did the inner work and got to know myself away from the fear that had trapped me for so long everything in my life  had.  My relationship and how I spent my time began to feel uncomfortable, like a shoe that had suddenly started to rub….  Things I’d previously done to escape the fear that had ruled my life became unnecessary as I was finally free of my anxiety.  I had to question a lot.  Was this something I truly loved?  Or had it  stopped serving me now I was well, strong, healthy?  What did I need to let go of to allow myself to stretch the wings I had suddenly grown?  Literally like a caterpillar that had gone into chrysalis and emerged.  How did I need to acknowledge this new freedom in my life?  What did I want?

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There is no such thing as ultimate success. And this is incredibly exciting.  Life for me is now exhilarating, as it will become for you.

We will continue to grow until the day we die, but first we must start. The day we begin to work on ourselves is the day our lives start to change.

May this be the first day of the rest of your life knowing to the base of your soul that you will ultimately become your best self living your most extraordinary life!

Click here to discover my Teachable School

I developed a Free Manifestation Challenge to take you through the 4 Keys I learned were necessary to Unlock your Inner Power to Manifest the Life you want.

Just like Robin Sharma says, manifestation is about attracting the things we want flawlessly into our reality by being clear about what we want in our mind first. However, we also have to be open to receiving the outcome of our vision and have let go of any need and the particulars.  I will teach you how to do this across 5 modules. You will become clear, open, unattached to the details and detached from any sense of need.  And all for free.

So, if you are feeling frustrated right now because life doesn’t look how you want it to in terms of your success, happiness and lifestyle, or if you have already begun manifestation and are struggling to fully manifest the big things, you may want to consider this Challenge.  Especially if you are lacking full clarity of what the life of your wildest dreams looks like or have a strong money story like I did.

The Challenge is being hosted on Teachable.com and offers you 7 days of concise, consistent actions. If life happens and you need more time, this platform also gives you the freedom to work at your own pace and undertake the steps at any time, but I recommend sticking to 7 consistent days if you can.

I will drop into your email throughout the course of the week you enrol and I invite you to join my Facebook Inspired Community where you can watch live videos expanding on the day’s content in the Challenge.

At the end of 7 days you will have:

  • Improved belief that you can have everything you see in the vision you set for yourself
  • A clear picture of that vision
  • A more positive mindset
  • Freedom from need and freedom from the detail that is blocking you from manifesting what you want

Does this sound like something that would be useful to you?  If yes, click here to begin!

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The Powerful Skill of Letting Go

The other day I posted on my Facebook page a graphic that got a lot of engagement.  It said, “Let Go of the Shit that Suffocates your Soul”.  Does that resonate?

It definitely did with me.  I have done a lot of letting go in the last year and I still have shit to let go, but I am in such a different place to where I was just a little over a year ago.

I was in constant struggle.  I’d started my own business just before my second daughter was born after losing my job out of the blue and all of my maternity leave.  At the time I thought this was a terrible thing simply because of the financial strain it would put us under, but at the same time there was a freedom in knowing I wouldn’t have to go back to work after a few months and would be able to be a mum to my new baby.  However, 2.5 years in I just could not get my business earning money.  Everything was difficult and the juggle between it and both my girls was making me feel like a failure because neither thing had my full attention.  And we were sinking financially.  At my lowest point I had to rock up with my children to the food bank and ask for some food to cover us until my husband’s pay day after the weekend.  There was nothing left, we were overdrawn, with credit cards and a stack of other growing debt.  My heart broke as I watched my girls tear into the box of cornflakes we were handed as the lady gathered other stuff for our box.  They were hungry and I hadn’t even realised it through my stress.  I felt broken.  It was at that lowest point I began my journey back to myself.

I found my calling.  Or moreover, I felt drawn back to the coaching practice I had trained in, but never had the confidence to fully launch because I didn’t know what my message was.  Now I know.  I know that every single piece of my past was part of my story and my gift to others and my greatest power in creating the future that I want.   I started to learn.  Like no other course I’d ever done.  This was the experience of life and personal development delivered by those who already had what I want and one of the best skills one of these mentors ever taught me was the “Power of Letting Go”.

Have you ever tried something that you think is the right thing to do, but it just feels hard?  Like a work a task, for example.  You’ve strategized it, it went on the crucial to do list and you tell yourself it’s important, but however hard you try you just can’t get it done?  Let it go.  The most efficient way in my business right now to get stuff done is to let the stuff go that feels like a struggle.  At first that felt like a cop out, like I was being lazy, but I forced myself to write the thing down and then move on.  I’d get my head into my personal development instead and I found through experience that the struggle was a sign from the universe that there was something I needed to learn that I hadn’t learned yet, or personal experience I didn’t have that I needed to have.  That is why my coaching had never taken off.  I hadn’t learned what I needed to; so much more than just methods and tools.

If it’s really important and the right path, whatever you write down will come back to you with inspiration to get it done with ease.  Try it!  I love it.  I get to glide over my to do list and rather than be pinned to it, be guided by my intuition and simultaneously and perpetually grow.  Growth doesn’t equal struggle.  If we want to manifest everything we want in our life, struggle and need must be eliminated and this can only happen if what we do is in alignment with our soul.  And to be sure of that we need to really know ourselves and what we want!  Our soul is us at our most pure and the universe has our back.

Are you keen to learn more about Manifestation?  Are you feeling frustrated because life doesn’t look how you want it to in terms of your success, happiness and lifestyle?  Or have you already begun manifestation, but are struggling to fully manifest the big things?  You may want to consider my 7 Day Free Manifestation Challenge….

Learn the 4 Keys to Unlock the Magic of Manifestation through 7 days of concise, consistent actions. If life happens and you need more time, the platform where the Challenge is hosted also gives you the freedom to work at your own pace and undertake the steps at any time, but I recommend sticking to 7 consistent days if you can.

I will drop into your email throughout the course of the week you enrol and I will invite you to join my Facebook Inspired Community where I will be doing daily Facebook Lives expanding on the day’s content in the Challenge.

At the end of 7 days you will have:

  • Refreshed belief that you can have everything you see in the vision you set for yourself
  • A clear picture of that vision
  • A more positive mindset
  • Freedom from need and freedom from the detail that is blocking you from manifesting what you want.

Join me in connecting to your soul and getting to a place where you are ready to make your life extraordinary!  Sign up below!