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Work Smarter Not Harder

Did you ever think about what "work smarter, not harder," means? I saw this picture and realized what a perfect example it is. It's about balance and cooperation.

In our last blog we read about Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner, Dr. John Douillard in his book "Body, Mind and Sport." Dr. John trains athletes to slow down sport-training so they can increase their competitive edge. He teaches us all how: "less is better."

I learned at a young age that to heal from a traumatic experience, it is imperative to balance the pursuit of wellness in ALL areas at the same time:

  1. Mental - Finding solutions

  2. Physical - Energy and Herbal solutions

  3. Social/Emotional - Reframing experiences

  4. Spiritual - Exploring and allowing your beliefs to work to heal you

These four areas of the human experience work together to heal while ignoring one area can delay that healing. The Renova Center opened a decade ago to have a one-stop-shop for recovery. This is why we've seen tremendous success in many areas of wellness:

  1. Weight Loss

  2. Muscle Building

  3. Addictions

  4. TBI's

  5. PTSD's

  6. Stopping and Ending Suicide

  7. Accidents

  8. Mental Challenges

  9. Relationships

  10. Politics

  11. Dis-eases

  12. Healing

  13. Rescuing

  14. Recovering

  15. Restoring

  16. Every health and wellness challenge

This current journey you and I are on to lose weight for a dance contest creates a learning curve. In the past year, we have focused a great deal on the physical world experience with a virus and now with a vaccine. It's difficult to recognize the truth as none of the experts agree. When there is so much confusion and trust is destroyed, it is time to break from wellness's mental and physical sides and hang out in the social/emotional and spiritual worlds.

A place where discernment is possible.

It is time to examine the simple, effortless, natural, and effective world of prayer and meditation. A place to consider cooperation with all things physical. Most of us have some knowledge or experience with Transcendental Meditation (TM):

"Transcendental meditation, also known as TM for short, is a simple and effective form of meditation that is shown by research to be quite effective at minimizing anxiety, helping people manage stress, and even lowering blood pressure1 and carrying other benefits. It gained popularity in the 1960s, even attracting the attention of the Beatles, as well as other celebrities and notable people since then."

Today I'm inspired to consider an odd healing and forgiveness technique called Ho'oponopono. A type of TM because it is free to learn, free to practice, and has the possibility of changing your world. What world might that be? You, of course, first; then the people closest to you; and eventually the world.

WOW. Save the world from the confines of my own room? With no danger and no risk. Sign me up. I want to work smarter, not harder.

Ho'oponopono is similar to TM as it uses a mantra of sorts and quickly and effectively clears the body, mind, and spirit of unforgiveness. It doesn't matter who, what, why, or where the problem lies or the facts are. Just repeat four basic forgiveness statements and watch what happens. You'll be pleasantly surprised how this "technique" can remove blockages from your personal wellness journey.

Louise Hay taught "You Can Heal Your Life." She declared all dis-eases stem from emotional biases and experiences. She offers affirmations to reverse dis-eases, including cancer. She claimed all cancers originate from a deep-seated resentment - even unforgiveness. Michael J. Lincoln, Ph.D., wrote "Messages From the Body, Their Psychological Meanings." He goes even deeper than Louise Hay, explaining why we have gout or a pain in our thumb. Dr. W. Lee Cowden releases cancers from the body by reframing family patterns.

Believe it or not!

On the other hand, what have you got to lose? Try it, you might love it. Ho'Oponopono is simple, free, and can be done in the private chambers of your mind where no one can ridicule or question your sanity.

What if it only works to change YOU? That is never a waste of time. Here are the four forgiveness statements which can be said in any order:

  1. I'm Sorry.

  2. Please forgive me.

  3. I love you.

  4. Thank you.

In the meantime, remember to:


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