I Can Do It – Pasadena
This month were going to change things up a bit. If you’ve read my past articles you know that I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and chat one on one with some truly amazing leaders in the Spirituality and Wellness movement. This month I’d like to share an event I recently attended during which I had access to Hay House’s best selling authors in an amazing weekend of learning, healing and connecting at the the I Can Do It event.
Arriving right on time, we collected our passes and walked towards the stage. As I relaxed into in my seat, I listened as Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson discussed their new book together. Sitting only a few feet away from these two amazing spiritual leaders I found myself fully immersed in the feeling of love and guidance. I let my mind wander for a moment as I recalled the serendipity that brought me to be sitting there in this arena with these two amazing beings. A few weeks earlier I thought to myself that I would love to attend the Hay House I Can Do It event, It really wasn’t in my budget so I declared to a friend that I was going to attend the event and be invited to come without having to pay and in fact I would bring her along since she is also a writer. Sounds good to me she replied and that was that, I sent a couple emails to a few of my contacts, asked for my guides to assist in this adventure and voila – 2 press passes were awaiting me at the door. I sent gratitude to the universe and to my contact at Hay House and was on my way.
As we arrived at the event it seemed that the universe and our guides continually rolled out the red carpet, we easily found front row seats, parking places with the exact numbers I had been seeing for months, amazing new contacts and conversations, and lectures that seemed to be speaking directly to us. We floated through our weekend fully enraptured with the flow of abundance. I felt immense gratitude for all that is available to us at any moment and excited that I had set an intention and desire and it was met with a Yes You Can from the universe.
With the myriad of lectures available each day, we attended the ones that we felt called to, which turned out to be beautifully synchronistic and rich with wisdom. As the event began we took our seats up front and I found myself reaching a dream I had set into motion at the age of 12 when I first read Louise Hays book “You Can Heal Your Life”. That book changed my entire experience of life, I began to understand the world and my response to it in a much more profound way. Seeing Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson take the stage brought such warmth to my soul. As they began their introduction of the event, it felt more like we were all sitting in someones home, reminiscing with old friends. The stories they shared and wisdom they channeled brought an energy of joy about the space.
Louise Hay shared with us a poignant truth when she said, “How you begin your day is how you live your life”. I smiled as I sensed the audience all thinking exactly what I was thinking – we were all thinking back a few hours to how we had each began this day. For me it was slightly hurried jumping out of bed, making pancakes for the kids, rushing rushing rushing until I plopped myself down on the red velvet seat in the auditorium. Yikes. I hadn’t taken a moment to look into my own eyes as I got ready and I most definitely had not thanked my bed for being so comfortable, the pillow for being so soft, my heart for continuing to pump so perfectly etc…all things that Louise Hay does every morning and night. What a beautiful way to experience the world. Sharing personal stories with the audience comes easily for Hay and you can see that she is who she is in every moment. Her tools for self love continue to reflect the same principles in her first books such as offering gratitude, being kind and gentle with ourselves, and mirror work. In fact she had the entire audience rolling on the floor with laughter when she whipped out her small mirror from her bra and handed it to Cheryl Richardson after Cheryl mentioned she needed to do more mirror work. A moment I’ll never forget.
The next lecture I attended was with Brian Weiss, the well known master of Past Life Regression. A past life regression is much like a deep meditation that can be used to access information about other life times. During which you may find information, events, and experiences that could be affecting your current life. As he guided us through a deep past life regression, I found myself easily moving back in time in this lifetime and eventually entering my body in another life time. The experience, although not my first regression, was very profound and brought me to a life I had never seen in all my years of meditation and past life exploration. His voice gently guided us through this lifetime and brought us back easily and effortlessly. I found our regression to be very healing.
“The essence of who are is your greatest gift to the world. Be authentic”. – Cheryl Richardson
Later I attended a lecture by Bruce Lipton and had the opportunity to speak with him and his wife before his talk. Their loving connection was so easy to see in the way they spoke and interacted, it was clear what kind and gentle spirits these two are. Lipton discussed with us The Honeymoon Effect which he describes as being in a high vibrational state and harmony with another person. Lipton says, “We are a reflection of light. We are filled with energy. We emit energy. Our energy brings us all the things that we manifest. We manifest disharmony when we move out of the honeymoon phase.” He also says that there is a way to stay in the honeymoon effect all the time by learning and mastering the following:
1. Become consciously aware when disharmony happens.
2. Perform a subconscious mind review (What negative habits and patterns are we playing out that we picked up from our environment when we were young.)
3. Reprogram our subconscious mind (via energy psychology work, i.e., meditation, hypnosis, tapping, subliminal tapes, or PSYCH-K®)
4. Communicate with the other person what we are experiencing.
5. Have patience as the habit may continue to recur over and over again until the changes stick.
6. Practice, practice, practice until it becomes second nature.
Listening to this lecture affirmed that I was not the only one who believes that it is possible to create a relationship and life that rests in that glorious feeling of high vibration. Of course it is a joint adventure and both people must be striving for the same level of harmony that once is reached can also be sustained.
The next day after waking I thanked my bed for her support, I thanked my home for its comfort and I thanked my heart for continuing to beat. I floated around my kitchen making breakfast for my 3 cute children and found joy in choosing my outfit. As we arrived at our one of my favorite authors lecture we could hear laughter, music (that 70’s “I will Survive” tune) , and clapping from down the hall. Yep that must be Sonia Choquette’s lecture. Entering the large room we giggled as 100% of the people were standing up, 95% were singing and at least 80% were breaking it down with some pretty amazing dance moves. As the music ended we all took our seats and Sonia began speaking on The Power of Your Spirit. Sonia says that even though you can’t control the outside world, with the power of your Spirit, you can create a sense of purpose within that brings about profound contentment and personal peace—no matter what is going on around you. This was such a welcome reminder to me. Sonia guided us through tools to use daily such as meditation, journaling, playing with our spirit, connecting with our guides and following our bliss that help us create a sense of inner balance and calm. By having a daily practice of connecting with a nurturing your spirit you can create a profound change in your life. As we ended the lecture the room was buzzing with the excitement of people connecting with their spirit. It was such a light, uplifting experience, I could almost see years of emotional baggage being left behind by everyone as they all left smiling ear to ear.
As the weekend came to a close I found myself in a space of what I can only explain as authenticity. It is as if this weekend reminded me of all that I already knew to be true about life, love and joy. It was an immersion into the high vibrational state of love and creativity, each lecture bringing more understanding and more clarity to topics in a way that a book alone cannot do. Seeing each author speak and watching their energy as they moved about the stage made their work come alive and felt totally personal and interactive, even though there were thousands of people there. We were each reminded of the importance of loving ourselves and loving each other. Many Blessings to you and May you make Love the real work of your life.