In Life

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 06-26-2013

In Life Everything Happens For You…. Not To You.

Communications – CWG

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 05-03-2013

Ultimately, all real communicati0ns is about truth. And ultimately, the only real truth is love.That is why, when love is present, so is communication. And when communication is difficult,
it is a sign that love is not fully present.

Your True Nature

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 02-28-2013

To realize your true nature, you must wait for the right moment and the right conditions. When the time comes, you are awakened as if from a dream. You understand that what you have found is your own and doesn’t come from anywhere outside.

-Buddhist Sutra

 

The Guest House

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 01-15-2013

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness
comes 
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house 
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out 
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing, 
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

~ Rumi ~

Coaching

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 12-10-2012

Clients come to Life Coach Lakeway not to seek coaching…

They come to get RESULTS.

Coaching is the most powerful force for change
on earth. But, people are wanting the change – not
the coaching.

New Year’s Resolutions

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 12-04-2012

Making New Year’s Resolutions this year for yourself? Want to stay the course and keep those promises to yourself? Have you considered using a life coach to assist you with the navigating of that course? That’s what we do at Life Coach Lakeway. Allow us to show you simple yet effective steps at keeping those personal commitments. How Can We Help You? Call us at 512-261-5775.

How Do You Sleep?

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 09-18-2012

Metaphysical teacher Neville Goddard offers us this description of what takes place while we sleep: Sleep is the door through which the conscious, waking mind passes to be creatively joined to the subconscious. Sleep conceals the creative act while the objective world reveals it. In sleep man impresses the subconscious with his conception of himself.

Each night as I drift off to sleep, I adamantly refuse to use this precious time to review anything that I do not want to be reinforced in the hours of being immersed in my subconscious mind. I choose to impress upon my subconscious mind, and therefore the mind of God to which I am eternally joined, my conception of myself as a Divine creator in alignment with the one mind. I groggily reiterate my I ams, which I have placed in my imagination, and I remember that my slumber will be dominated by my last waking concept of myself. I am peaceful, I am content, I am love, I am writing, I am the governing power of the universe, and I attract only to myself those who are in alignment with my highest ideals of myself.

This is my nightly ritual, always resisting any temptation to go over any fear or unpleasantness that my ego might be asking me to review. I assume the feeling in my body of those I am statements already fulfilled, and I enter my sleep inviting the instruction that my subconscious mind welcomes. I know that I’m allowing myself to be programmed while asleep, for the next day I rise knowing that I am a free agent. I understand that every action and event of the day is essentially predetermined by my feelings as I prepared for sleep, and while I was in that place of warmth and trust in the arms of the one universal subconscious mind.

Here are some suggestions for your own bedtime routine:

— As you lie in bed preparing for your nightly slumber, remember that the last thought you have in your mind can last up to four hours in your subconscious mind. That’s four hours of programming from just one moment of contemplation prior to going into your unconscious state. Create a reminder like a prayer or mantra to place by your bed. Write these words and read them as you get comfortable: I am going to use these moments to review what I intend to manifest into my life. Keep that sign there to remind you how to spend your pre-sleep moments nightly.

—If before dropping off to sleep you are assailed by worry, distress, or fear, do not stay in bed. Get up, turn on the light, take a few deep breaths, read from a spiritual text, meditate for a few moments in front of a white candle, say a prayer—do anything other than staying there lying down. You cannot defend yourself against these onslaughts while remaining snug in your bed. If distressing feelings come back when you return to bed, get up, turn on the lights, and try something else. When you finally do feel peaceful back in bed, repeat your loving I ams and drift off to sleep ready to have your ears opened and your instructions sealed.

My Greatest Teacher – Dr. Wayne Dyer

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 05-26-2012

I’m 72 today. Around the time of my birthday last year, I was privileged to be working on a new film project from Hay House called My Greatest Teacher. The story is based on my experience at my father’s grave in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1974. It was a moment of forgiveness that turned my whole life around and changed everything—from my writing to my career to my relationships. I stopped drinking and doing so many things that were debilitating to my body. In that moment, I got rid of the anger and rage against my father that I had carried around inside of me since I was a child.

The film has a contemporary setting with an actor playing the young me—angry, impatient, careless of the feelings of others—until he faces his greatest teacher. Essentially, he can’t go on with his life until he settles up with the huge burden of blame he is carrying. A Course in Miracles says, “If you didn’t blame, there would be nothing to forgive.” That’s important to remember. We get to stages in our life where we’re blaming other people for our unhappiness and our pain and our hurts. If we stopped blaming, where might we be? Ram Dass once said to me, “Who is anybody to forgive anyone else?” If we must forgive, we must first have blamed. To forgive is to stop blaming and to accept with compassion that everyone is simply doing the best they can given the conditions of their life and what they have to work with at the time.

Forgiveness sets you free to move past the pain and on into a life of loving and serving. The satisfying and fulfilling life you know is there for you. My Greatest Teacher does a fine job of portraying the turnaround that comes when a man stops nursing his own wounds and looks around to see who else needs the gifts of love and healing he was born to give.

Faith Affirming – Dr. Wayne Dyer

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 04-10-2012

Faith is the complete reliance on the power and goodness of Spirit and the firm belief that you are always connected to this goodness. Always affirm your faith and not your doubt. When you affirm that things might not work out, that your troubles continue to mount, that your problems are insoluble, that God has not been listening, or that you are powerless in the face of so many struggles, you are affirming doubt rather than faith. The ability to know faith and affirm it allows it to manifest in your life.

In John 14:27, Jesus said, “My peace I give to you.” This is an affirmation of faith. He certainly wasn’t suggesting that peace is very difficult to have and you must struggle for it. Jesus brought peace to everyone by affirming it. Likewise, in his healing work, he didn’t imply that we haven’t been having a great deal of success lately with leprosy, but if you listen to me you have a thirty percent chance of surviving over the next five years. Instead, he declared, “You are well,” affirming faith at the highest spiritual level, and healing took place.

You too must learn to affirm your faith in the face of doubt with thoughts that things will work out, things will improve. Think, write, and say affirmations like these:

I intend to create prosperity.

I’ll do what is necessary to eradicate this problem.

I know I am not alone.

I have faith that all is for good.

I give no energy to the negative because I know all is in divine order.

I will consult with God and know that I will be guided to do what is needed.

These are all affirmations of faith, which, when practiced, will permit you to say “no” to doubt and “yes” to life.

Theses on Healing (and Cure)

 :: Posted by Life Coach Lakeway on 02-13-2012

Cure may occur without healing; healing may occur without cure.

Cure separates body from soul: healing embraces the whole.

Cure isolates: healing incorporates.

Cure costs; healing enhances.

Cure combats illness; healing fosters wellness (cure fixes; healing corrects).

Cure fosters function; healing fosters purpose.

Cure alters what is; healing offers what might be (cure controls; healing frees).

Cure is an act; healing is a process (cure is a closed system; healing is an open system).

Cure acts upon another; healing shares with a sister, a brother.

Cure manages; healing touches.

Cure seeks to conquer pain; healing seeks to transcend pain.

Cure ignores grief; healing assumes grief.

Cure encounters mystery as a challenge for understanding; healing encounters mystery as a channel for meaning.

Cure often issues from fear; healing issues from faith.

Cure rejects death and views it as a defeat; healing includes death among the blessed outcomes of care.