Hello my beloved peeps… hoping your weekend was fun-tastic! Thanks again Alex and Lindsey for your wonderful insights over the last few days –you both rock. Today, I’ll take a break from the hard news of military, finance, and politics, and instead write a little some of the soft news… do enjoy!
Career Choices: Honor your heart and the money will follow.
The Universal Law of Attraction states that “like attracts like”-plain and simple; nothing more, yet nothing less. As a living Being, we vibrate, as do all living Beings. And so, at whatever frequency we are vibrating at… calls in that same frequency, according to the Law of Attraction.
In other words, if you give love, you get love. If you are mean, hurtful, and unkind, then …guess what? Yep, you’ll attract those same frequencies toward yourself, and call such people to treat you that way as well. And it can easily become a self-perpetuating cycle, as it most often does –no matter if you’re calling in helpful frequencies or harmful frequencies.
Kind and thoughtful people call in other loving and respectful people –creating a growing sphere of loving friends and family. Of course, in the lower vibrations of anger, fear, self doubt, etc, on our beloved Earth School, we naturally have to deal with these lower vibrations too, because we are all One humanity, intimately interconnected: What affects one eventually ripples out to all.
As such, this story shares with us how the lines between work and “life” are disintegrating, and in my opinion, have been drastically for the last ten years or so. “In 1948, teaching, nursing, retail, administration and so on employed 44% of the workforce; today, the service sector employs 85% of workers across the UK. This shift has meant two things for what work feels like in offices, shops and factories across the country: An upsurge in the sort of jobs that use our emotions instead of our bodies; and the crumbling of the divisions between work and life.”
“Work increasingly consists of doing things you already do for love (for want of a better term), not money. Call centres, cafes, homes, boardrooms, classrooms, waiting rooms: Working in these places demands caring, smiling, anticipating someone’s feelings or, indeed, changing them.”
Do what you love, love what you do! As the therapist in me would say, “To know ourSelf is fundamental, in everything we do.” In work, in play, in finding relationships, in problem solving …in everything. As our world continues to raise its vibration, shedding more and more of what we do not want –plug into those people, activities, and work that we do want. Use the Law of Attraction to our advantage: Identify what and who we want in our lives, and spend time manifesting such. Life will prove evermore fulfilling …really, it will!
Mental Health: Deconstructing obsessive-compulsive behavior.
The author of two books Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz has seemed to have uncovered a most effective way if helping obsessive compulsive disordered (OCD) clients –hip hip hooray! He’s identified 4 levels of intervention in his approach: Relabeling, reattributing, refocusing, and revaluing.
By analyzing brain scans, Dr Schwartz was able to find some connections, which laid the groundwork for his theory. “Retrieving the scans with a flourish, he pointed to the OCD circuit he’d worked with Baxter to establish. ‘This region of the brain is hugely overactive,’ he said, and then Pop! He saw a change in his patient’s face and the excitement in everyone listening. Paula was one of the patients who experienced this ‘eureka’ moment and felt liberated. These strange thoughts about her boyfriend’s drug addiction were no longer a sign of insanity. They were no longer even a product of herself. They were just the faulty transmissions of a malfunctioning brain.”
The first step for Dr Schwartz, relabeling, is where patients get to detached from the compulsive actions and separate the person from the action. This is significant, because it allows people to recognize that they are much more than repeated behaviors occurring over and over –there’s so much more to their life: “It’s not me! It’s my OCD!”
To me, reattributing is similar, but differs in this way: While relabeling allowed one to separate the actions from the person, reattributing permits “their OCD symptoms to some gnarled brain wiring, [in turn] teaching them to see the functioning of their brain as meaningfully separate from their sense of self.”
“One evening, while out of the office, Schwartz realized his patients needed more to do, something to focus on besides the intrusive thoughts of OCD …In meditation, he sought to refocus himself by drawing his attention back to his breathing.” Similarly, he had his patients substitute breathing with a comforting, fulfilling, and productive activity such as gardening, walking, or drawing.
Schwartz recognized he needed a way to integrate these steps, which he termed “revaluing”: The act of systematically deconstructing their compulsive behaviors and obsessions. Once understood, his clients were able to change their OCD into something more constructive and productive, highly “revaluing” their new alternative behavior.
Across our beautiful world, We Are All One.