E-Cubed: Expanding Energy-A Review

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Do You Want to Create More Positive Change in Your Life?

By Jocelin Higgins

What shows up in our lives is a direct reflection of our inner thoughts and emotions.”- Pam Grout

Do you find yourself getting stuck in the same patterns? Have you attempted to make change but yet fall back into these ruts?

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E-Cubed: Nine More Energy Experiments That Prove Manifesting Magic And Miracles Is Your Full Time Gig

Well, you are not alone!

These are such essential questions that we all ask when we feel we want to grow. If you are looking for ways to improve your life, then read on.  I’m going to tell you how to create more positive change in your life right here with this review of the book, E-Cubed: Nine More Energy Experiments That Prove Manifesting Magic and Miracles is Your Full Time Gig. A journey into the power of thought and creation to get what you want in life.

So, What is this E-Cubed All About?

To begin, E-Cubed in a follow-up book to the wildly popular, E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thought Create Your Reality. Both are published by Hay House and in digital format if you prefer reading on a Kindle or tablet. Of course, you can also get the book in good old-fashioned paper format as well! But, I would definitely recommend that you read E-Squared first.

A Little Background on E-Squared:

However, if you haven’t read it yet–don’t sweat. I will give you a run down about what it is about…

The premise is based on a metaphysical law called The Law of Attraction. I described what this is in my last blog, which you can read here if you haven’t already.  If you look at the word, metaphysical, you get some clarity. “Meta” means of the mind and “physical” is of this world or of matter. So, essentially, what you think creates matter or something that exists in the physical world.

Now, The Law of Attraction relies of the energetic principle that “like attracts like” or what you dwell on is what comes into your life and so you actually have more control over what exists in your life than you may think. Granted, in my practice and study of hypnosis, I did learn about karma and its effects as well. This could explain why bad events or situations that aren’t invited into one’s life could still appear. Something could be a manifestation from a prior life time. This is a case in point as to why it’s so important to be appreciative of what is and accept what is presented to us, but yet not to let it destroy or make us suffer too much. Pam Grout instructs us to shift our focus on to what we want and act “as if” it already exists in our lives. Be joyful. Have fun. Laugh. She uses humor throughout these books, which makes them super easy to read.

So, back to this interesting set of “experiments” for us to try. In E-Squared, we are given nine energy experiments to try out.  Pam gives the reader 48 hours to put them out there to the universe or what she calls,”the field of potentiality (FP)” and see what happens. She challenges people to see this force in a completely different way then you may have experienced “God”, “the Universe” or spirituality before and have faith in this new perspective. Basically, use what has worked for you, discard what hasn’t and adopt new views that bring hope.

Here Are the First Nine Experiment Titles in E-Squared:

Experiment #1: The Dude Abides Principle, Experiment #2: The Volkswagen Jetta, Experiment #3: The Alby Einstein, Experiment #4: The Abracadabra, Experiment #5: The Dear Abby, Experiment #6: The Super Hero, Experiment #7: The Jenny Craig, Experiment #8: The 101 Dalmatians, Experiment #9: The Fish and Loaves.  Now, if you are curious from these, the book isn’t going to read itself. Check it out here: E-Squared.

Some Results from My Focusing on What I Want to Create: 

Now, you’ll need to check out the book to learn more about how to get these to work for you! But, suffice to say, I did receive a free, brand new book called The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau from the first experiment and I had been wanting to read it for a bit and next, I saw a gorgeous array of colorful rose bushes when I began visualizing flowers appearing. Another time, I entered a contest on a blog that I read often. I remember saying to myself as I entered the contest by posting a comment, “I’m winning this contest.” Guess what happened? I DID. I  was gifted five new incredible self-help books to read in 2015. Now, as you can see..all of this got me wanting to read and learn more…

You are probably wondering when I’m going to tell you more about E-Cubed right?

After all, that was the plan for this review.

I’ll Tempt You with the Next Nine Experiment Titles:

Experiment #1: The Boogie-Woogie Corollary (Or, The Importance Of Not Being Earnest), Experiment #2: The Red Pill Corollary (Or, A Quick Refresher Course), Experiment #3: The Simon Cowell Corollary (Or Why You’re Not Capable Of Judging Anything), Experiment #4: The “I’m Loving And I Know It” Corollary (Or There Is No, “Them”, Experiment #5: Your New B.F.F. Corollary (Or Money: It’s Not Complicated), Experiment #6: The Nature Vs. News Corollary (Or Why You Should Really Get Out More),  Experiment #7: The “If You Say So” Corollary (Or Your Words Are Wands That Shape Your Life), Experiment #8: The Placebo Corollary (Or The Truth About Bending Reality), Experiment #9: The Yabba-dabba-doo Corollary (or Transcendence: It’s Just How We Roll): Life Is Miraculous and I Can’t Really Die.

If your mind is anxiously waiting in anticipation to grasp what these chapters are all about–then, by all means, grab a copy of E-Cubed as soon as possible!

My Interesting Synchronicity:

An interesting synchronicity happened while I was reading the experiment with the red pill, #2. I was actually watching the film, The Matrix and low and behold she had just mentioned the exact scene in this book that presented itself on the screen. Woah! I said to myself, the universe must be giving me a message..take more of the “red pills” to discover more of my potential power in life and to live with an open mind to what is possible.

Very Cool Insights:

What I found really cool about this second book is how each of these above experiments starts with what is called a Meme–a current “popular or common” thought pattern. It is then followed by a Worldview 2.0, which is a newer, more upbeat and positive thought pattern to adopt. I found these incredibly helpful as I was digesting these experiments and practicing them. I started seeing the necessity of changing my thoughts from what I’ve been programmed to believe over the years or even what I adopted as “truth.”  So many of these beliefs no longer serve me and I strive to be open to all I can learn to create and live a more fulfilled life.

Take This as a Guide book and Practice Often:

The format of these two “guidebooks” is organized in a way that in order to really benefit from the teachings in them, you need to refer to them often. The experiments take some paying attention to what is going on around you after you present the requests to the universe. It’s easy to forget about your wishes (which, I admit I did a few times) or not appreciating something as a gift, perhaps because it doesn’t fit what you thought it would. Another aspect to consider is specificity. Are you being clear enough in your request? Do you really want what you are requesting? These are important questions to ask. But, as Pam reminds us, the Field of Potentiality (FP) gives second, third and even more opportunities to try again.

A Few More Thoughts:

All in all, I really got a lot out of this book, E-Cubed. It went into more detail than the first one and expanded on many of the experiments presented in E-Squared. There was one reference to a televangelist named Joel Osteen that made me cringe due to his lack of supporting human rights, but other than that, the book was quite uplifting and useful.

So, if you check either of these out..let me know what you create in your life through the experiments. I would really be interested in hearing about them as it inspires me to keep practicing creating and manifesting as well. Namaste!

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Louise Hay quote from Loving Yourself to Great Health

 

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On Imperfection

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Are You Afraid of Success?

By Jocelin Higgins

Have you ever felt like you are not good enough to make your dreams come true? Perhaps in your mind you’ve told yourself that you are worthy and that you really want to change your life in some way, but then this feeling of inadequacy creeps in and causes you to postpone or worst yet, not even attempt the things that you want to do.  Or, perhaps these limited beliefs may cause you to procrastinate doing these very activities that would allow you to get closer to your goal or dream. They infiltrate your mind like dark clouds move in to block out the sun.

You Are Not Alone

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” Brené Brown

Such is my dilemma at times. When I  sit down and write, my thoughts can come in and talk me out of it. I will end up surfing the internet and getting distracted by other activities that are not related to my task at hand–writing. A practice that I love. Then, why is getting motivated to do it a chore at times?  The culprit is perfectionism.  This asinine belief system that people suffer from that can be a real drag to creativity and production. It says, “Why bother? No one will read it.” Or, “You don’t have what it takes to succeed.”  Well, I’ll tell you what…it is a load of BS! And, it is so important to ignore these messages and embrace your imperfection and that of others. Refuse to listen to the lies entering your mind that you are not good enough.

You Are Good Enough

It may sound like a silly Stuart Smalley quote (If you remember him) but, it is the truth. It is completely acceptable to be imperfect! It is totally okay to be in a state of constant learning. In fact, this is a wonderful attitude to possess. It’s never too late to learn something and it’s never too late in life to be successful! It is your right to be able to work toward your dreams and you can be your best friend and coach at any age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or nationality! It’s in the comparing with others that causes us to lose hope. You are unique and you are the ONLY  YOU in this world, on this plane of existence, so honor being special and embrace your imperfections.  Then, let it push you toward excellence instead of perfectionism.

Discovering the Law of Attraction

Once upon a time, well, a few years ago…I learned about this metaphysical law called, The Law of Attraction.  It’s not some dating technique, although you could apply it to that.  The name was originally coined by Prentice Mulford back in 1891 and he began using it in his essays on the effects of thoughts on health.  It’s a belief system based on the principle that we live in an energetic world and our thoughts are catalysts for creation on an energetic level. Thought precedes action!

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A Simple Explanation

So, in simple terms, if one dwells on positive thoughts of what one wants to create in one’s life, these are more likely to happen then allowing negative thoughts of lack or failure to penetrate one’s mind. It puts the responsibility of the person having and controlling the thoughts rather that on external influences. It resonates with me because I began to realize that I have more responsibility for the reality of what exists in my life. Therefore, I strive to meditate on the goodness and wonder of all I want to enter into my realm of consciousness and existence.

How to Learn More

An excellent book to get started learning about this is called, The Law of Attraction: the Basics of the Teachings of Abraham by Esther and Jerry Hicks or another favorite of theirs that I refer to,  Ask and it is Given.  Esther also travels often, so you can go and see them live by checking their workshop schedule. Additionally, I have recently come across a couple of books by a witty and entertaining writer named Pam Grout. She strives to “prove” that The Law of Attraction exists and works by giving the reader a series of “experiments” to try on your own in order to see its work in action!  Her first book is called, E-Squared and the second one is titled, E- Cubed.  I’ve written a more in-depth review of the E- Cubed so stay tuned for that here on Feel Better Wellness.

Why Learn About The Law of Attraction?

My biggest take away from knowing about The Law of Attraction and applying it to my life is that I learned that I DO have the POWER to impact my life in ways that allow me to dream big and believe that I can accomplish whatever I set my mind on doing, regardless of my previous limiting belief programming, feelings of inadequacy or that nasty need to be perfect before I attempt something at all. Whew!

So, I encourage you to test the waters and see what you find! Be imperfect. Be vulnerable. Put yourself out there and embrace change. Dream big! Strive to reach these dream. Know that you will be accepted by the people who matter most. Believing in yourself is a liberating thing and when you stoke the fire of passion and momentum, so many absolutely wonderful events are bound to come of it! Keep your thoughts on what you want and monitor them often and before you know it, you are accomplishing so much more that you imagined.

I’d love to hear about your dreams or your manifestations or anything that you like to share. If you comment below, I promise to respond.  Aho!

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Ever Tried Emotional Freedom Technique?

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What is Emotional Freedom Technique?

Tap Your Way to Emotional, Physical, Spiritual or Financial Wellness

by Jocelin Higgins

Do you feel stressed out? Are you looking for a way to relieve this fight or flight response that builds up in your body, either through experiences or memories and causes you to be depressed or even miserable? Maybe you have recurring physical pain. This could work for you.

My Personal Training and Experience With It

Well, I discovered tapping a few years ago when I was getting my hypnotherapy certification and it can be a wonderful practice and solution for what ails you too! First of all, it is otherwise known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and it is a combination of eastern acupressure and modern psychology. It begins with tapping energy meridians in your face, torso and head. Much like acupuncture points around your body that are poked with needles, this is a less complex approach to release built up tension in your system. Did you know that it can also improve if not alleviate unwanted physical pain as well?  Read on and I will tell you all about it!

The Tapping Solution

This author and expert on EFT, Nick Ortner has written a book called, The Tapping Solution which shares some real life stories about people who have overcome ailments and emotional issues through consistent tapping and by speaking affirmations simultaneously. Here is a video clip with an interview with Nick by Jessica Ortner as well as a demonstration of how to tap. Why not see for yourself how its done?

Did you get a chance to watch it? How about taking a few minutes to try it yourself? I love how relaxed I feel afterwards. To me, it reminds me of how I feel after a yoga or meditation session. I’ve struggled with a stiff neck and so today, I tapped over this and I could really experience my neck releasing its tension and it becoming much more flexible. You may feel a little awkward at first, but after you experience the positive aspects and relief, you wont mind the perceived silliness that may be present as you try it. And, with consistency you will begin to miss not doing it.

Research Backs It Up

Harvard Medical School completed a study that revealed that the amygdala- which is a almond-shaped part of your brain that store the brain’s stress and fear response – could be lessened by stimulating the meridian points by the use of acupuncture, acupressure, AND EFT tapping.

Dr. Dawson Church  performed another important clinical study on a group of 83 people who tapped for one hour. Dr. Church and his team measured their level of cortisol which is a hormone secreted by the body when it undergoes stress.  They learned that cortisol levels dropped 24-50%. When compared to talk therapy, the cortisol levels showed no improvement after an hour session. Very interesting huh? Additionally, his work with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) sufferers showed vast improvement as well when there was a 63% decrease in symptoms after six consecutive rounds of EFT tapping. 

Tapping for Financial Abundance

As you saw in the video of the example of the woman Nick referred to, you can even use it to remove unconscious blocks or imprints around your income potential. You can tap away anything that is deep-set in your mind that prevents you from earning a higher salary or growing a business. “Thoughts are things” said Prentice Mulford.  It’s so imperative to consistently have the positive, uplifting ones that will serve you and assist you in financial wellness as well as physical and psychic health. At times, it’s difficult to just snap out of one thought in favor of a more positive new thought, so tapping gives you this medium for doing so. You repeat these affirmations over and over again AS you tap until your energetic body has processed these unpleasant thoughts of scarcity and you have let them go and deeply believe in your ability to draw in abundance through many avenues.

There are Some Great Resources Available

As Emotional Freedom Technique gains in popularity, you are able to find more incredible information on it. I encourage you to read up and learn all that you are able to. The more you invest in practicing it and giving it a chance to work for you, the better you will feel and be.

Here are a few of the sources that I found very useful and chock full of wonderful information.

Sources:

Church, Dr. Dawson. “Brief Biography.” DawsonChurch.com. 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.

Ortner, Nick. “Discover How to Use EFT Tapping, a Combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology, to Improve Your Health, Wealth, Relationships, Level of Happiness, and Much More…” Discover How to Use EFT Tapping, a Combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology, to Improve Your Health, Wealth, Relationships, Level of Happiness, and Much More… The Tapping Solution, 2013. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.

Unknown. “Prentice Mulford.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Oct. 2014. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.

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