Posts Tagged ‘spirituality’

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Self Mastery

September 5, 2010

Watch this V-log about Guru’s and Self-mastery. If you like my work, visit my website at http://divinewithin.com

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Live the Life You Love Movie

November 9, 2008

I created this video for Effortless Life Transformation.  For maximum benefit, use headphones and listen often.  You will know the video is working by the feeling you feel in your heart and the potential tears of joy you may cry.

This video has subliminal affirmations to help bypass the rational mind so the affirmations can reach your subconscious mind without being negated.   In the spirit of transparency, I have included the list in its unabridged version in the link below.   Although there are approximately 150 affirmations in this video, there are no subliminal statements other than the ones stated in the list in the link.  The video is 6 minutes long.

For a complete unabridged list of the subliminal affirmations, please click on this link, http://www.kerrikannan.com/LYL_Video_affirm.html

Kerri

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Excerpt from Uncovering the Divine Within:

October 17, 2008

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I had an experience that very clearly showed me how I create my experience and exactly how powerful my mind is. I entered a speech competition. I thought I wanted to win and joined a second club with the hopes that doing so would increase my chances of winning. The way the competition works in Toastmasters is that you first compete at the club level against three or four of your fellow club members. There are four or five clubs in an area, so the next level is Area, then Division, and so on, until you reach the International level. In the second club I joined, there was a guy named Ryan who, at eight years old, won a public speaking championship for 4H at the state level, talking about LEGOs. Even before joining the other club, I was a bit intimidated by the guy and viewed him as the one speaker to whom I might lose in competition. Why shouldn’t I be intimidated? At the time of the speech competition, he was about twenty-six and had been a public speaker for about twenty years. Additionally, in the last contest he entered, he went all the way to the District-level competition, which means that of the 3,500 people who entered the competition in the district, he was in the top five.

In preparing for my club competition where I was to compete against him, I concerned myself with two things: I wanted to make an impression on as many people as possible, and I feared that I might lose the contest to Ryan. Sure enough, I did make an impression on many people who attended the competition, and sure enough, I came in second to Ryan. That was okay, though, because I still had the other club that I would be competing in, and even though the club was four times the size of the club I was in with Ryan, I had no fears about winning that one. Sure enough, I placed first in that contest and won the opportunity to compete at the Area level, where I would again compete against Ryan.
In preparing for the Area level competition, the first concern I had was about losing to Ryan, the second was that I was told that a certain judge who would be judging my speech was notorious for not understanding the types of speeches I give. I was concerned that the judge would not “get it,” so I spent hours improving and simplifying my speech in hopes that the judge would understand and not give me a low mark because he didn’t understand the speech. The change, I thought, would then allow me to come in first, ahead of Ryan.
The title of my speech was “Whatever Doesn’t Kill you Only Makes you Stronger.” I talked about how we draw certain experiences to ourselves through our thoughts. I used my three favorite examples: my grandmother, my ballet teacher, and Andy. I explained to the audience that I had the thoughts first and that I drew the experiences to myself in order to provide myself the context to understand what I had been thinking.

I then told them how they could change their thoughts and focus on positive things in order to filter out negative experiences, and thereby draw more positive experiences to themselves. I delivered the speech with poise and purpose; my gestures were right on; my eye contact was perfect. I knew the speech was filled with great content, that it was the best damn speech I had ever delivered.
Afterward, I was getting thumbs up all over, and many people told me that they were affected by my words. Then the Area governor stood up and said, “The person who will represent Area forty eight in the event that the winner can not be present is Kerri Kannan.” What? I couldn’t believe it; I didn’t win.
A few very interesting things happened next. First, Ryan won. The judge I had concerned myself about came up to me and said, “You know, your stories were good, but I just didn’t get it.” Also, a line of people waited to talk to me and tell me what a great impact I made on them with the speech.
It took an hour of feeling sorry for myself before it hit me: I had drawn to myself the exact outcome that I had been focusing on. I thought I was focused on winning because I was thinking about not wanting to lose to Ryan and not wanting that judge to miss the point. The only thing I focused on in the positive was that I wanted to affect as many people as possible, and that happened too.
I tell this story to illustrate two points: First, we do indeed draw to ourselves the exact experiences that we focus our thoughts on, and our minds are very powerful; second, the universe is unbiased and nonjudgmental. It will not negate the energy of our focus. If we focus on what we do not want, we will draw that experience to ourselves. If we focus on what we do want, we will draw that experience to ourselves. We need always to think in the positive. Positive thinking will bring us positive results.

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Embracing the Inner Bitch

October 16, 2008

A huge step in my personal growth process was learning how to embrace my inner bitch. Women oftentimes go through life trying to keep our good face forward while attending to the needs of others. Sometimes we just don’t feel like being so accommodating so we hide behind a wall of niceties and platitudes while seething inside because we are afraid of our true feelings. This behavior perpetuates cycles of self-denial until we really start to become aware of our inner seething.

A few years ago, I was caught up in a complicated relationship scenario with a man in my spiritual family. Shortly after our involvement abruptly ended, the man started seeing another woman within the same spiritual circle. Although the man would not talk to me directly, and I never felt I had any closure, he was more than happy to have his new woman battle me. Day after day we battled in front of my spiritual family while they helped us get through the process. Every time I had a minor breakthrough, I expressed superficial gratitude to her for helping me see it.

One day, one of the men in our group said, “Kerri, stop! You don’t appreciate her, you don’t love her, you are not grateful for her being in your life to help you understand your process. You are very similar. You are both passionate about your spiritual growth process, you are both intelligent, you are both outspoken and you both have attracted the same type of man. Admit that you wish she never stepped foot into your life!” I didn’t want to admit that. I wanted to see the good in the situation but was unwilling to admit to myself that I was really seething.

I realized that my friend was right. Rather than telling her how much I appreciated her, I just admitted that I hated everything about her presence in my life. This is when things started getting really good.

I calmed down, and realized that what I saw in her was my exact reflection and I had been fighting myself all along. From then on, I would not meet her attack and I validated everything she said about me as truth.

Eventually, she softened and we both realized that we were almost exactly alike. I had to embrace my inner bitch and let myself voice my true feelings. Once that happened, the thought of being a bitch no longer held power over me. I could allow myself to feel when something isn’t right and express that without worrying about how people perceive me. Now, if people think I’m a bitch so be it, the thought no longer holds any power over me. I find it amusing to witness when people try to insult me and become irritated because their words can not affect my peace of mind. Knowing you can be perfectly content while someone is trying to insult you is perhaps the sweetest revenge there is.

The woman and I are now very close. In fact, she is one of the few people who I completely trust. After the fighting stopped, the guy quickly dumped her, joined a cult, got someone pregnant and married to the mother of his new baby. Now I can honestly say I do love her I would not be who I am now without our experience. Embracing my inner bitch allowed me to see that no matter what I feel, it’s all okay and I just needed to accept it because in accepting it, I accepted myself.

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