WOW! Yes, I just typed the word, WOW.
I still use that word often, but I would really like a different word to express what I mean when I say, WOW.
I went to the dictionary and the thesaurus online.
I’m still using the word, WOW.
At this moment, no other word can express what I mean when I say, WOW.
That’s a shocker!
That’s unbelievable! I believe you!
It’s so hard to believe that that’s what really happened!
I don’t know what to say besides, WOW.
For well over 15 years I have kept the below words in front of me;
You must believe you can.
You must find the place inside yourself where anything is possible.
It starts with a dream. Add confidence, and it becomes a belief.
Add commitment, and it becomes a goal in sight.
Add action, and it becomes a part of your life.
Add determination and time, and your dream becomes a reality.
Thank you to all who have made my hypnosis practice a reality and who continue to keep it Real.
By the way, the celebration party was a WOW with great food and other 10BEST heart-centered practitioners from all walks of life.
This has been a year of tremendous growth for me.
And it’s been a year of tremendous growth for the majority of my clients and students as well!
Growth can be painful.
Growth requires force, momentum, energy.
Growth is a process.
Growth is gradual.
Growth can feel like slow motion.
Growth requires personal responsibility.
Growth moves us from thinking one thing to thinking another.
Growth moves us from a belief that we no longer believe to a new empowering belief.
Growth moves us from one place to another. (On December 1st, I relocated my office with some help from my friends!)
Growth can be very scary as it takes us out of our comfort zone into a completely unknown place.
Growth is an option.
Absolutely, growth is optional.
Growth is a stage on which the battle for transcending our self is won or lost. (This whole thing about transcending our self will be future posts here and on my Social Media at https://www.facebook.com/JoannDunsingHypnosis/,
We can easily lose by resisting the force which is trying to move us out of our old self sabotaging ways into the new liberating thoughts and patterns.
We can dig our heels in and really try to resist the universal energy, or whatever you want to call it, that so desperately is trying to move us into our greatness.
Resistance is a slow death.
An ever-increasing slow death.
What are we resisting?
What kind of a return do we expect on our resistance?
Do we really believe that if we remain in resistance, the thing will just stop and we’ll get a pass to move forward and skip the lesson?
That’s what it’s all about.
Who we become in the process.
Think about it, the butterfly doesn’t look very good in the cocoon.
It’s even a little awkward when it’s first birthed.
But when it spreads its wings and gets the hang of life outside of the cocoon it is Beautiful!
Birthing is a process.
Birthing is a painful process.
I gave birth to two children – they don’t call it labor because they couldn’t think of another word like WOW!
There is a tremendous force to bring that baby through the birthing canal and into this life outside of the womb.
There is a needful working together with the force; with the ebb and flow of the force. The force is the power that moves the whole process.
Put on your seatbelt because I’m going to get very raw with what I’m about to say.
Raw? Yes, real, honest, and authentically me in my very own unique way.
YIKES!, that means I become vulnerable.
To being seen.
To possibly be not understood.
Honestly, if there’s one thing that can bring me into the Crazy Dance, it’s when it appears someone is not understanding me. (Yep, you guessed it, this whole thing about the Crazy Dance and not being understood will be future posts here and on my Social Media.)
Ok, deep breath, here comes the raw part.
I didn’t want to live from August 2018 through early January 2019.
I was not suicidal.
I would not have taken my life.
I was feeling hopelessly burdened.
It was about other people in my life having a massive negative effect on my very being. My very well being was not being well.
Their intention was not to wound me.
They were wounded.
The wounded wound.
I was feeling powerless to save them from their wounded souls. (You know, we’ll be getting back to this “powerless” thing a little later on in this blog post.)
It’s been said that our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate but that we are powerful beyond measure.
I live that kind of power.
My father used to say, “Jo, you’re too damn independent for your own good.”
My father also used to say, “Jo, I’m not going to tell you what to do because I know that you’re going to do what you want to do.”
My father would then proceed to plant jewels of wisdom into the garden of my mind which would indeed bring forth limitless treasures throughout my lifetime.
Part of the hopelessly burdened feeling was that I knew I could be powerful for me but I was feeling so powerless for them.
In this deep despair and this knowing that I was powerful beyond measure; I knew I could leave my body.
I mean that.
I really knew that I could leave my body.
Poof!, in my powerfulness beyond measure I knew that I could literally leave my body.
That is one of the scariest and most powerful thoughts I have ever thought. And those we know me, know I think a lot of thoughts!
I was literally experiencing physical pain in my chest while alone in my office.
During some of those times, I told myself, “This could be your ticket. You could leave now.”
Instead, I allowed the pain to move through me and out of me.
Then as if I hadn’t experienced a life-shattering experience, I simply returned to my desk work.
The pain was increasing.
The burden was feeling more and more unbearable.
I knew I could leave my body.
I did not want to live here on planet earth anymore.
I just wanted to escape.
One day the pain was so overwhelmingly forceful that I had to grasp the arm of the chair I was sitting in at my desk. The pain brought my gaze down and I noticed my right leg was bent and pointing towards the floor as if the pain was taking me down.
I know the body follows the mind so in that moment I changed my mind.
Whether I wanted to live or not, I was choosing to live because dying would be a crappy thing to do to my adult kids.
Yes, “crappy” really was the word.
And then I heard myself on the inside, “I have not come this far to die. Me and my kids have not overcome all that we have overcome for me to leave this planet with my mission unfulfilled. I Am Choosing to live!”
The pain was pushing me until I allowed the vision to pull me.
That determination changed the tide in my life.
I was no longer feeling a force against me.
I was feeling forces moving on my behalf.
Within a week after making that determination, I found myself excessively delaying entering a very busy traffic intersection. I sat there in my car behind the wheel for what felt like 45 seconds.
I was expecting cars behind me to begin blowing their horns for me to accelerate into the intersection.
I looked into my rearview mirror and there were no cars behind me on this very busy street.
I tried to coax myself to cautiously move forward.
No sooner had I thought that thought and a young lady went speeding through her red light in the intersection as if it was green. If I had accelerated forward, my car and my life would have been annihilated by that young driver.
I gasped, “Oh my God! Thank you! I DO Want To live.”
My xfiancé used to say, “When Joann Wants something there is no stopping her so don’t even try.” Bless John’s heart!
If you’re still with me reading this blog, you may be wondering by now, ‘What is her point?!’
Soooo, now getting back to much sooner in this blog post when I wrote, “I was feeling powerless to save them from their wounded souls.”
BINGO!, that’s the point!
We are powerless to save other people but as we focus on saving ourselves our life may become a beacon of light, leading others to believe, anything Is Possible.
This is just a brief (Sorta, kinda, maybe not so brief?) story as to why and how I am so passionate in my life’s service.
In this life there will be problems.
We will have challenges.
Too many people feel so alone. You are not alone.
We are experiencing life and this is the experience of life with all of its ups and downs and rollercoaster loopy loops.
True victory in this life is having the tools to take on each challenge and to taste the sweet victory and the pure joy of knowing we are becoming stronger and wiser in the process; transcending our self.
I’m sure I have at least one tool belt that’s just your size!
You don’t have to go it alone…
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