Be the CHANGE! Raise Consciousness!

Why is it when you buy a car you “suddenly” notice so many other people driving the same car?

Believe it or not this is no accident, it’s science. The reticular formation is a part of your brain that helps determine what gets through to your conscious attention. Once you buy a car your brain automatically adjust and allows this new information in. So now you see your car, the same car, even the same color everywhere. There was not a sale on cars where you and countless others bought the same car. You just have the capacity to notice that particular car now. This is often referred to as the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon or frequency illusion.

Do you really think it only works for cars buying?

What if you consciously decided to think about and allow some other ideas to come into your mind? What if you became more conscious and noticed things you never even thought possible and never knew existed before? How different would your life be then? How different would this world be?

Right now we are sitting at a turning point in evolution. We have a global pandemic that is going to alter all of our lives forever. In this moment people are at home stating they are in “lock down,” schools are closed, businesses lost, domestic violence rates rising, and people are walking around terrified of germs and hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer

Is this the direction you want the world to go?

It is time to wake up and pay attention. Pay attention to your intention. What you think about you bring about. Mindfulness of your thoughts, feelings, and actions matters more now than ever before.

Choose wisely.

To help you see your potential power I invite you to read the following essay by Charles Einstein. I have followed him for years… I have thought all of the things he mentions but have not been able to put my thoughts and feelings into words. It is a bit lengthy but worth every single second you spend reading it.  AND it will raise your awareness allowing you an opportunity to see more than just a lot of cars like yours.https://charleseisenstein.org/essays/the-coronation/

Now that you understand the power of your mind, use it for good. There are a number of meditation groups that are inviting people to take 20 minutes this Saturday, April 4 at 9:45 p.m. Central Time to imagine a better world. If your one mind can show you your new car seemingly accidentally, what do you think 1000s of minds intentionally together can do? You can do this for just a few minutes if that is all you have but… please pause and give thanks, send love, see the earth and all of its habitants happy, healthy, and peaceful, remember your freedom, see and feel the world as you intend it to be. AND share this!

Energy healing is something I strongly recommend right now as it will help with overcoming fear, building immunity, and so much more. Again, this may not have been in your awareness but once it is it can be life changing. Healing is actually vibrational. I’ll fill you in on that another time.

If you would like to learn more about coaching, online trainings, and energy work please send me a message at creativewellness@cox.net

Sending you many blessings, perfect healing, and peace of mind.

Thank you,

Amy McCae

Certified Life Coach, Corporate Wellness Trainer, Holistic Wellness Expert, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

http://www.amymccae.com

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Train Your Brain: Name it to Tame it

Want a quick tip to help rewire your brain to not be so stressed and anxious? Want to be more of a visionary?

Tell me how do you feel right now?

Here is the deal, when you are stressed your Amygdala is activated. This is keeping you stuck in fight, flight, or freeze mode. One way to begin to shift is to simply name the emotion you are feeling. (AKA Affect Labeling or Mindful Emotions)

When you name what you are feeling the Amygdala begins to deactivate which allows you access to your Pre-frontal cortex so that you utilize higher levels of executive type thinking.

THIS IS A GAME CHANGER if you seek to be a visionary. BUT… so many people are out of touch with what they are feeling and are only focused on doing and on achieving results. If you really want to make an impact you need to use the part of your brain designed for it.

Pause, breath, notice your body, name the emotion you are feeling. Simply acknowledging without judgement and without trying to fix anything insures your emotions don’t control you. In time your practice will deepen but for today just try it out.

If you would like to learn more please set up a free phone consultation https://amymccae.me.focussession

Many Blessings to you,

Amy McCae

Amy McCae is a Life and Executive Coach as well as Mindfulness Meditation Teacher who helps leaders gain clarity, confidence, and satisfaction. She is passionate about wellness and raising consciousness. Amy offers coaching, mindfulness meditation, and energy work. You can read Amy’s story and view her credentials at http://www.creativewellnessomaha.com

Get the Monkey off Your Back

Last weekend I was sorting through old files and getting rid of crap. In one of those files I found a list of “Monkey Mind Symptoms” that came from the first life coach I ever hired over twelve years ago.

Monkey Mind is a term coined by Buddhists referring to the self-limiting beliefs that run rampant in your brain. It refers to the thoughts you have that cause you to feel anxious or worried. Monkey Mind tells you that you are not good enough, it helps you make excuses, it keeps you a victim or a martyr, it allows you to place blame or be judgmental and countless other distractions from the present moment and your peace of mind.

Mindfulness helps you become aware of the thoughts you think. When you practice mindfulness and meditation you begin to see the truth, you are not your thoughts. Thoughts are just ideas created by your brain based off experiences you have had. When you understand this you reach a new level of empowerment. You can choose a new thought. You can make friends with your thoughts. You can choose to see Monkey Mind for what it really is, made up BS that doesn’t serve you.

When you realize you and your thinking are the root of your problems you may for moment feel frustrated and question how great self-awareness is. Even after all these years of meditating and now teaching mindfulness passionately, I still realize new things about my thinking that challenge me. For example last night I realized I had a fear of being “too much.” All the time I spent doubting my worth and now I realize “too much” exists within my thinking.

Do you experience Monkey Mind? Sometime today take five minutes to yourself to just be still. This is the only way you can find out what is really going on upstairs. Your mind will tell you that you need to do this and that and lead you to countless other things. Your job is to lead it back to your breath each time and to do so for five minutes. Notice the thoughts you think. Notice how you feel about them. Take a few minutes to journal about this experience.

If you would like to dig a little deeper into your thinking please set up a free Focus Session https://amymccae.as.me/focussession

This month I have been offering a 40 minute Zoom session to do a personalized meditation. YOU GET THE AUDIO TOO!

Many Blessings to you,

Amy McCae

Executive Trainer and Coach, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

http://www.amymccae.com

FREE Meditation Resources

Happy Summer Solstice!

In this article you will find links to why meditation matters in the work place as well as ways to access meditations for free!!!

Check out these fantastic articles on the benefits of meditation in the work place!

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/five-big-companies-who-swear-mindfulness-henry-stewart/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeannemeister/2015/04/27/future-of-work-mindfulness-as-a-leadership-practice/#2c8a96013e1c

http://contemplative-studies.org/wp/index.php/2017/08/10/improve-emotional-exhaustion-and-employee-retention-with-mindfulness/

One of my favorite testimonials came from Steve. He was brilliant man working in Omaha at Stratcom on a military contract. 

“Amy McCae is a dedicated professional, but she is much more that. She has a great spirit that comes through immediately when you meet her from her tremendous positive energy.

I came to her with what seemed like a very difficult problem without a solution. She showed me how to focus on the positive, and not on all the things that take me in a negative direction. I was able to figure out what I really wanted and then a plan to get there.

Amy has a wide range of knowledge and experience. She gave me several meditation techniques that have helped me considerably. She is very intuitive and understands what will help me specifically. She personalizes techniques so that they will be the greatest benefit.

One of the most important things I appreciate about Amy is that she is genuinely concerned about helping me. Her passion is rare, and I feel lucky to have met her.”

Click to schedule a phone consultation to learn how I can help you or your organization

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Just google them and see where they lead you!

Currently my services include Mindfulness and Meditation Training, Life Coaching, Seminars and Trainings, and Energy Healing/Balancing. 

I would love to work with you and support you on your journey!

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Thank you,

Amy McCae

Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher 

http://www.amymccae.com

Too Busy to Meditate? Take the two minute challenge!

This is something I hear often… 

What if I told you that even two minutes of mindfulness can help you recenter and recharge? If you are too busy scroll down to get right to the challenge.

Mindfulness means to pay attention on purpose in a particular without passing judgment. It means to be in the moment and be at peace. 

When you are in the present moment there is no regretting the past or fearing the future. There are things in this world that you have no control over. Mindfulness teaches you how to let some of that go so that you don’t feel so stressed and overwhelmed.

There are various practices that often support developing greater awareness or to train attention such as Mindful Breathing, Loving Kindness, a Body Scan and more. The benefits can be profound and more and more are backed by science. 

Often referred to as “practicing the pause” this little life hack will help you to make more conscious decisions that can support decision making and communication. Studies show that Affect Labeling (naming the emotion you are feeling) deactivate the part of the brain responsible for managing stress (amygdala) and allow you access to the part of the brain responsible for all higher levels of thinking (prefrontal cortex). This means that instead of emotionally reacting, you consciously choose your response.

Are you ready to take the two minute challenge?

Some time during the day, ideally during a transition time, stop. Just stop. You do not need lie down. You do not need any fancy pillow to sit on. You can sit at your desk or any place you like.

Always remember that thoughts and distractions are normal and especially common when you first begin. The idea is not to control your thoughts but for your thoughts not to control you. Sometimes uncomfortable feelings arise. Please know that you can always stop. If needed please ask for help.

Sit in a comfortable position with your feet on the floor. Your spine should be erect with your body relaxed. Notice how you feel right now and what is on your mind.

When you are ready close your eyes.

Bring your awareness to your breath. 

Inhale and exhale for a few moments.

Your attention will naturally fall in one of three place, either below your nose, at your chest, or at your belly. Notice this. 

For the next two minutes every time you have a thought or hear a sound or get distracted bring your awareness back to the area where your awareness naturally went. If it helps put your hand on the area or use a mantra such as breath in, breath out. 

Notice how you feel now. How does it compare to how you felt before? 

CONGRATS! Good for you! You have completed the two minute challenge. 

Want more of a challenge?

*Try Mindful Breathing before you check social media or email in the morning.

* Do this multiple times a day.

*Practice daily and extend the time by several minutes each week.

*Set up a free consultation to learn more!

https://amymccae.as.me/focussession

Many Blessings to you,

Amy McCae

Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

www.amymccae.com

Mind Your Values.

Last week my family and I celebrated 97 years of a life well lived. My grandfather was an example of how to live a good life and in your own way. He was a simple man but his actions and way of life seemingly accidentally taught me honesty, loyalty, integrity, and the value of hard work. Add to that he left fourteen grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildren the man truly left a legacy and is a legend in my mind.

Core values are something I often come back to when evaluating a situation or in times of transition. They are also usually one of the first things I work on with clients. If you have no idea what you stand for or what drives you then will never feel satisfied, confident, or happy. This seemingly simple practice is often over looked or skimmed over but when honestly evaluated can be life changing.

Exploring your core values is one way to begin to develop self-awareness and self-awareness is one aspect of emotional intelligence.

Self-awareness may be your ticket to freedom.

Self-awareness and mindfulness, not surprisingly, are rather similar. According to Daniel Goleman (a leader in emotional intelligence research) “Self-awareness is a neutral mode that maintains self-reflectiveness even in the midst of turbulent emotions.” AND according to Jon Kabat-Zin (creator of Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction which put mindfulness on the map in the west in the late 70’s) “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”

If you can be mindful of what you think, speak and do and align those with your core values you will lead an authentic, empowered and successful life.

The quickest way to dig a little deeper is to simply “Google” core values. You will find countless lists. The intention should be to narrow it down to the top five. The important things to remember are these are not who you think you should be, who you plan to be some day nor should they be who you want people to think you are. The only “wrong” thing you could would be to not be honest.

(By the way Google has an entire culture in mindfulness. “Search Inside Yourself” is their emotional intelligence training for leaders that is attention and mindfulness based training. They have found that mindfulness/attention training leads to higher levels of self-awareness which leads to increased confidence and that these traits make the best leaders).

The top five you narrow down to are your deal breakers. You need to honor these in both your personal and professional relationships. You need to review them before you make any major decisions and ask yourself if what you are doing aligns with your truth.

One simple core values check in can help you make conscious decisions and guide you more confident, authentic, happier, and satisfied living. If you would like to learn more about core values or mindfulness training please set up a free phone consultation https://amymccae.as.me/focussession

Amy McCae

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Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

Would you like to feel more confident and more satisfied?

Amy specializes in helping leaders overcome self-doubt and overwhelm so they can have clarity, confidence, and peace of mind for better health, relationships, and success. She offers Mindfulness Matters an accredited online course with or without Life Coaching to individuals and corporations. Amy also offers Life Coaching packages, classes, presentations, and seminars as well as several types of energetic healing.

FREE WEBINAR: How to use Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Overwhelm

https://www.amymccae.com/pl/42075

Mindfulness Matters is an accredited, neuroscience based, emotional intelligence program created for developing visionary and conscious leaders. Many leaders struggle with self-doubt and overwhelm. This course insures you gain clarity, confidence, success, and will even help improve your relationships and health!!

Amy spent her childhood dreaming of being a doctor only to watch her mother die of cancer when she was 20. Her life took an entirely different direction after that and she spent much of her 20’s sick with chronic illnesses.

One day Amy was too sick to take care of her newborn baby and she had to crawl to the phone to call for help. Amy then went on a quest to heal and looked in places she never knew existed before that day. AND she healed largely through fitness, nutrition, and meditation.

Through that experience Amy rediscovered a passion for helping others. She is committed to excellence and to making a difference in the world.

Contact Amy today!!!https://amymccae.as.me/focussession

Feeling Fat and Fluffy? Mindful Fitness Solutions

Do you workout because you don’t like what your body looks like or do you do it so you can see just how amazing it really and so you can honor what it needs?

With swimsuit season just around the corner body image is a hot topic. Who doesn’t want to look good and feel good this summer?

When I was in my early thirties I took fitness to an extreme and became so thin that I quit ovulating and developed other health issues. Now in my mid-forties, I’m learning that being mindful of my body means listening to what it tells me and not pushing myself to a dangerous extreme. Being mindful means being kinder to the parts of me that still think I should look different that I do. It means honoring the voices that say I am not good enough but choosing to treat myself as though I am worthy.

How often have you pushed when you needed to nap? How often have you skipped the gym because you were too overwhelmed with other things? How many times have you said you didn’t know what to do or that you didn’t enjoy any type of exercise? Why?

You need the body you have for the rest of your life so… Become friends with it, listen to it so you can give it what it needs. Then it can easily do what you want it to do for you.

Your body was designed to move. Move it or lose it is no joke…

Quick tips to get you started:

  1. Take a moment to check in with yourself. Get quiet and slowly scan your body. How does it feel? How do you feel? Practice this daily.
  2. Do you prefer team or individual sports? Explore how you can begin and then begin.
  3. Do you prefer yoga, weight training, walking/running? Try one or three or others. Do what is fun for you and change it when it no longer brings you joy.
  4. Explore how you feel about your body image. Does it impact your decisions? Does it effect your confidence?
  5. Do you want to exercise because you don’t feel good enough or do you want to do it because it feels good. Journal about this.

Wishing you all the joy, peace, and love you can imagine!

Amy McCae

Free Phone Consult https://amymccae.as.me/focussession

Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

Amy specializes in helping leaders overcome self-doubt and overwhelm so they can have clarity, confidence, and peace of mind for better health, relationships, and success. She offers Mindfulness Matters an accredited online course with or without Life Coaching to individuals and corporations. Amy also offers Life Coaching packages, classes, presentations, and seminars as well as several types of energetic healing.

FREE WEBINAR: How to use Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Overwhelm

https://www.amymccae.com/pl/42075

Mindfulness Matters is an accredited, neuroscience based, emotional intelligence program created for developing visionary and conscious leaders. Many leaders struggle with self-doubt and overwhelm. This course insures you gain clarity, confidence, success, and will even help improve your relationships and health!!

Amy spent her childhood dreaming of being a doctor only to watch her mother die of cancer when she was 20. Her life took an entirely different direction after that and she spent much of her 20’s sick with chronic illnesses.

One day Amy was too sick to take care of her newborn baby and she had to crawl to the phone to call for help. Amy then went on a quest to heal and looked in places she never knew existed before that day. AND she healed largely through fitness, nutrition, and meditation.

Through that experience Amy rediscovered a passion for helping others. She is committed to excellence and to making a difference in the world.

Contact Amy today!!!https://amymccae.as.me/focussession

Overcoming Racism and Hate. Finding Peace…

You don’t fight for peace, you peace for peace.

This week I am facing a challenging and painful situation where my white, 7 year old daughter was tormented and called a racists by multiple classmates. (She doesn’t even know what that means). My daughter was also blamed for something she didn’t even say. No child heard her, but a child made up a story that suited her and shared it. As the truth unravels I am seeing clearly the problems in our society AND it begins with the adults.

Children are not born hating anyone. They don’t even see skin color. They are taught to hate because of their parents. Parents projecting their own unresolved issues and pain on their children. And then… sadly these once innocent children believe that they are already victims and they in turn hurt other children.

If we as a society are going to fix the hatred that exists regardless if it be religion, skin color, sexuality, income level, or whatever…it begins with the adults being accountable for managing their emotions and choosing to heal so that all thinking, speaking, and acting originate from a peaceful place of clarity instead of a space of defensiveness and blame. You do not fight for peace, you peace for peace.

If you seek world peace or even peace in your house or neighborhood look past the differences, develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence. AND seriously just be honest and kind.

Mindful suggestions for overcoming hate and finding peace:

*Figure out what it is you fear and why.

*Find out what the story is you tell yourself about other races, religions, or anyone you don’t like? Is is true or are YOU the one passing judgement?

*Your feelings and experiences are valid. Your judgement and blame are not. Work them out and do not take them out on innocent people.

*Decide if you want to be a victim or if you want to heal. Victim or empowered change maker? It is your choice.

* Everyone has at least one story that will break your heart. Have some compassion.

*Consider that not everything is about you. The other person may have no idea and may have not even intended harm. ASK yourself; “Did they intentionally hurt me?” If not, go within, ask for help, and move on.

Peace, Blessings, Joy, and Love to you all,

Amy McCae

Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and MORE

http://www.amymccae.com

http://www.creativewellnessomaha.com

Amy specializes in helping leaders overcome self-doubt and overwhelm so they can have clarity, confidence, and peace of mind. She offers Mindfulness Matters an accredited online course with or without Life Coaching to individuals and corporations. Amy also as offers classes, presentations, and seminars and several types of energetic healing work.

COMPLEMENTARY PHONE CONSULThttps://amymccae.as.me/

Mindfulness Matters is an accredited, neuroscience based, emotional intelligence program created for developing visionary and conscious leaders. Many leaders struggle with self-doubt and overwhelm. This course insures you gain clarity, confidence, success, and will even help improve your relationships and health!!

Amy spent her childhood dreaming of being a doctor only to watch her mother die of cancer when she was 20. Her life took an entirely different direction after that and she spent much of her 20’s sick with chronic illnesses.

One day Amy was too sick to take care of her newborn baby and she had to crawl to the phone to call for help. Amy then went on a quest to heal and looked in places she never knew existed before that day. AND she healed largely through fitness, nutrition, and meditation.

Through that experience Amy rediscovered a passion for helping others. She is committed to excellence and to making a difference in the world.

Contact Amy today!!! creativewellness@cox.net

Too Busy to Pay Attention?

“Practice the Pause” is a common phrase in practicing mindfulness. This quiet moment is space of empowerment. It is where your ego and its incessant desire to control can take a back seat AND instead you are blessed with being gracefully and intuitively guided. The answers you seek are there if you simply become quiet and listen. BUT… odds are you avoid this, correct?

As I was “trying” to figure out what would be a good topic. I began to consciously set intentions in my mind to know what to write about. I asked for the ideas to be inline with my purpose of helping people to live healthier and happier lives, and to raise consciousness to create a better world.

FOR A MOMENT I PAUSED… and in that moment of silence realized all morning the same lyrics were running through my mind. So… I “Googled” the words to learn that the song was “What About Us?” by Pink. Being the curious person that I am I then read through the lyrics. Being the passionate person that I am I tried to research the song’s meaning. As it turns out the meaning, intention, or purpose of the song will not be revealed by the internet. The interpretation is entirely up to you.

The song asks a number of questions which inspire awareness. Awareness is key to absolutely everything. If you don’t know what you love you won’t make decisions that lead to happiness. If you don’t know what you are good at you will never be successful in business. If you don’t know what the problems are in a situation finding resolutions is going to be challenging. If you don’t have emotional intelligence your relationships will always suffer, including the one with yourself. If you don’t know what you are thinking you will act unconsciously falling victim to your own mind and the reality you create.

“Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our freedom.” Viktor Frankl

You develop awareness and lead an empowered life by asking questions and becoming still…

We live in a society where doing matters more than being. Your boss will reward you for your hard work that helped the company but not for you needing to take care of yourself. Women are admired for working full time and raising kids full time and doing them both well but all the while feeling exhausted and like a failure. Your health, the things you love, connecting to people, your dreams, and anything related to balance have been thrown out the window in exchange for being TOO BUSY TO PAY ATTENTION.

How much simpler would your life be if you didn’t work so hard to figure things out? How much easier would your life be if you just trusted that the answers are already there? How much happier would you be if you let you ego rest and instead followed your gut instinct and your intuition? How much better would life be if you knew what you wanted and how to get it easily?

Today take 5 minutes to check in with yourself. Yes, there may be voices in your head, but they calm down with acknowledgement and practice just like anything else. Make friends with the thoughts, make friends with yourself. Explore what your body is saying. Be curious about your feelings and desires. Develop awareness.

LEARN MORE by working with me or enrolling in my online course Mindfulness Matters!

I will write more on the neuroscience and biology of stress, relaxation, and intuition soon.

Sending you much peace, love, and joy!

Amy McCae

Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and MORE

http://www.amymccae.com

http://www.creativewellnessomaha.com

Amy specializes in helping leaders overcome self-doubt and overwhelm so they can have clarity, confidence, and peace of mind. She offers Mindfulness Matters an accredited online course with or without Life Coaching to individuals and corporations. Amy also as offers classes, presentations, and seminars and several types of energetic healing work.

COMPLEMENTARY PHONE CONSULThttps://amymccae.as.me/

Mindfulness Matters is an accredited, neuroscience based, emotional intelligence program created for developing visionary and conscious leaders. Many leaders struggle with self-doubt and overwhelm. This course insures you gain clarity, confidence, success, and will even help improve your relationships and health!!

Amy spent her childhood dreaming of being a doctor only to watch her mother die of cancer when she was 20. Her life took an entirely different direction after that and she spent much of her 20’s sick with chronic illnesses.

One day Amy was too sick to take care of her newborn baby and she had to crawl to the phone to call for help. Amy then went on a quest to heal and looked in places she never knew existed before that day. AND she healed largely through fitness, nutrition, and meditation.

Through that experience Amy rediscovered a passion for helping others. She is committed to excellence and to making a difference in the world.

Contact Amy today!!! creativewellness@cox.net



Time Does NOT Heal all Wounds

Not for one second do I believe that “time heals all wounds.” This catchy, all too often used phrase, intended to pacify someone in pain simply isn’t always true. True healing requires truth not time; truth about who you really are, truth about how you feel, truth about your relationships, and truth about your choices. Healing requires an entirely new level of self-awareness, a willingness to be honest, and a capacity to be receptive to change.

” Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed with food, with alcohol, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; but eventually, it will ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them.” Iyanla Vanaznt

My chosen career field arose out my own suffering. I am no stranger to pain and my stubbornness and perfectionism have often proven to be less than ideal in numerous situations… Being in the business of helping people I still find myself seeking to help people feel better through inspiration and positivity. However, the truth is sometimes the truth hurts.

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” Carl Jung

Carl Jung is/was a famous psychologist and psychiatrist who made numerous contributions int these fields of study. Jung proposed that everyone’s personality includes four Jungian Archetypes that help you understand your behaviors and they also influence the way you think and act. One of those aspects is referred to as “The Shadow” or the “the dark side of the psyche, representing wildness, chaos, and the unknown.” (learning-mind.com) Jung believed in the power of the unconscious mind and understood that repressing your desires or qualities you stifle your growth.

Uncovering your “darkness” will lead you to healing. These are aspects, ideas, beliefs, attitudes, traits, behaviors, and feelings that you are not aware of, have avoided or refused to acknowledge. It is through your acceptance of yourself wholeheartedly that you will find true healing, peace of mind, happiness, and freedom. AND you will be able to make conscious decisions!

As always, I am going to suggest meditation and mindfulness. You have to quiet all the chatter in your mind to get the truth. Silence speaks. ALWAYS. Mindfulness at its simplest means to pay attention on purpose and be at peace with the moment despite any “chaos.” They both lead to self-awareness which is an aspect of emotional intelligence desperately needed in our society.

In meditation you can ask for the answers. If you simply stop, notice your breathing for a few minutes, focus on your chest and then your heart, gently bringing your awareness back each time your mind wanders, notice how you feel, think of situations and then notice how you feel, think of certain people and ask questions and notice what comes to you. The idea is not to pass judgment on what you are feeling, thinking, or experiencing. Journal about these experiences!!! Please note that sometimes things or feelings come up that are bothersome if that occurs always ask for help.

During the day you can practice mini moments of mindfulness. How do you feel when you see a meme or post on social media? How do you feel when talking to your boss? How do you feel while cooking dinner? How do you feel in traffic? How do you feel when home alone? Are you emotionally reacting or consciously choosing your actions? What are the thoughts in your mind during these experiences? Sometimes when you can not get in touch with the feeling knowing the thought will lead you to the feelings. My awareness of my thoughts has often lead me to understanding my beliefs and my judgments. Not always easy… but so worthwhile.

Never fear the “shadows” as they remind you that there is light nearby. Remember that what you resist persists. Forgive yourself for what you didn’t know at the time. It is in your acknowledgement of ALL OF YOU that you will find healing.

Thank you,

Amy S McCae

Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher AND MORE!

http://www.amymccae.com

http://www.creativewellnessomaha.com

Amy specializes in helping leaders overcome self-doubt and overwhelm so they can have clarity, confidence, and peace of mind. She offers Mindfulness Matters an accredited online course with or without Life Coaching to individuals and corporations. Amy also as offers classes, presentations, and seminars and even energy work. 

COMPLEMENTARY PHONE CONSULT/https://amymccae.as.me/

Mindfulness Matters is an accredited, neuroscience based, emotional intelligence program created for developing visionary and conscious leaders. Many leaders struggle with self-doubt and overwhelm. This course insures you gain clarity, confidence, success, and will even help improve your relationships and health!!

Amy spent her childhood dreaming of being a doctor only to watch her mother die of cancer when she was 20. Her life took an entirely different direction after that and she spent much of her 20’s sick with chronic illnesses.

One day Amy was too sick to take care of her newborn baby and she had to crawl to the phone to call for help. Amy then went on a quest to heal and looked in places she never knew existed before that day. AND she healed largely through fitness, nutrition, and meditation.

Though that experience Amy rediscovered a passion for helping others. She is committed to excellence and to making a difference in the world.

Contact Amy today!!! creativewellness@cox.net