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cat sitting lokking at laptopHere’s an article on Kaizen, the Japanese method of doing great things by starting with baby steps.

This Amazing Japanese Technique Will Help You Overcome Laziness

Catherine

Foresight

2/28/17

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For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, “Magick for Pennies”,    and her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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Well, the ren faire season is ended for us, but our next adventure lies ahead. In a little over two weeks,  Foresight will be on our way to Changing Times, Changing Worlds, an ecumenical metaphysical conference concerned with all things magickal, spiritual, alternative health and other metaphysical practices.

Changing Times, Changing Worlds runs November 13-15 at the Clarion Hotel in Northampton, Mass. More details about prices, directions and lotsa other information are available here

The conference includes lots of lovely classes, many of them beyond basic introduction levels. It has a variety of panels, where you can hear different viewpoints on major metaphysical issues. It has open healing sessions, and entertainment and an assortment of vendors

And it has a lot of interesting, knowledgeable people who are fun to talk with, including the psychics of Foresight. We won’t be doing readings, but we will be teaching classes and appearing on panels. Starwolf will be teaching Wyrd Science; and also Hexbreaking, Uncrossing, & Curse Turning. I’ll be teaching Kaizen, The Practical Empath, and A Touch of Acupressure (and there’s lots more to see besides us…)

Since we’re talking interesting, knowledgeable people who are fun to talk with, hopefully, you can make it as well

Interested? For more information on this year’s Changing Times, Changing Worlds, please click here.

Hope to see you in two weeks at Changing Times, Changing Worlds

Catherine

Foresight

10/27/15

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For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”  and her new book “Magick for Pennies”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

and for the new Kindle version of Manifesting Something Better, click here

 

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A few months back, Starwolf and I were camping out at a renaissance  faire.

We had just climbed into bed in our booth when rain began to patter on the roof of the tent.

We looked at each other. Rain might mean no customers the following day,and, on top of that, meant packing up wet gear for a long drive back to Connecticut at the end of the weekend. No fun.

So we started to play a gentle manifestation game called “Wouldn’t it be nice?”…

“Wouldn’t it be nice” I said “if the rain eased off..”

And the rain slowed…

“Wouldn’t it be nice ” said Starwolf  “if the rain turned to a slight drizzle and nothing more…”

And the rain slowed even more….

“Wouldn’t it be nice” I said “if t stopped raining altogether..”

And the rain totally stopped.

In the darkness, Starwolf looked at me. I looked him.

“Wouldn’t it be nice” said Starwolf  “if we won several million dollars in the lottery…”

And it began to rain again..

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So what happened there?

Well, in theory, it is no more difficult to manifest a million dollar than a cup of coffee.

In practice, the beliefs we have have an effect on how effective we are at manifestation. If you believe that it’s harder to manifest one thing than another, or that manifestation doesn’t work at all, you create resisitance, which can make it harder to manifest something.

Because we believe that weather can possibly be influenced, a gentle manifestation technique (like “Wouldn’t it be nice?…”) can have an effect on it. Because it’s a bigger leap of faith to manifest a wind fall of that level, we haven’t gotten there yet (and the rain retarted jut to make the point…)

Have you been experimenting with manifestation and not suceeding? Then maybe it’s time to look at your beliefs and the resistance they are creating…

(Want one way to deal with resistance? Check  out “Kaizen and the Dragons of Resistance”)

Catherine

Foresight

1/17/12

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For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, click here

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Last time, I talked about Kaizen-taking baby steps in the direction of your dream.

Maybe , though, you think that you can’t accomplish your dreams at all.

Maybe you question whether you can make a difference…..

You can, you know.

When you bring your heart, your soul, your spirit, your time, your attention, your love to something, amazing things can happen.

Check it out…

And think about what you want to give your future to…

Catherine

Foresight

1/30/11

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So we want to improve ourselves and our lives –

To grow,

To learn,

To make the world around us better place,

But we find it’s hard to get started – to get off of our posteriors and make things happen.

It’s that darn resistance…..

(Remember? We talked about resistance in a previous post.)

So how do we deal with that? How do we keep resistance from shooting our dreams down in flames?

Well, one way, when faced with the Dragons of Resistance, is just…don’t…wake…the…dragons…up….

Kaizen to the rescue!

What’s Kaizen?

Kaizen is a Japanese business principle which also happens to work wonderfully on personal goals as well.

How’s it work? Well, the basic philosophy is to break your goals down to the largest step that you’re willing and able to start on now…

Why small? Well, the bigger a goal is , the more likely it is to trigger resistance. Smaller goals are more likely to move in under the radar without activating resistance, while still moving you in the direction of your dreams.

Why now? Because if you act when you first have the idea, you have the energy of excitement, which can help you get places. The longer you wait, the more likely resistance is to rear its  ugly head.

And why the biggest step you’ll start on now? Because different people have different thresholds of comfort. If you chose a step that’s big enough to trigger resistance, it can slow down or stop you. If you chose a step that’s smaller than you need, you’re wasting your momentum.

If you set a goal, and you find yourself struggling to get going, that’s a cue that you need to break the goal down smaller.

So, for instance, if your goal is to clean and reorganize your home so you’re comfortable having your friends come and visit (social networks are important and fun, too.), maybe you resolve to start by decluttering your living room.

If you find you somehow can’t get started ( and you know you truly want visitors), you may want to chunk this down and start by clearing 1/4 of the room.

If that doesn’t work, maybe you start by clearing the coffee table…

Sometimes, the goals get down to what seems like absurd levels. Like maybe you stand in the doorway to the room, look in, then withdraw to the kitchen for some coffee…

But the fact is that, in a goal that triggers resistance at such a high level, completing even a tiny step in the right direction can both relax the resistance slightly and  give you a burst of energy to go further.

So then you set another step – the biggest one you will start on immediately without triggering resistance.

Baby steps towards your bliss.

So, what’s your next baby step?…..

More change coming

Catherine

Foresight

1/25/11

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So, it’s  a New Year and we’re looking at our resolutions for it. What we want to do/learn/become in 2011.

Now, some resolutions drop by the way side because we set goals that are way too sweeping and overwhelming.

Like

  • lose 100 lbs;
  • find amazing love and be married in the year;
  • write the Great American Novel;

Now, any of those goals are possible within the space of a year, but for many of us, they’re good intentions but so overwhelming that we take a tiny stab at them and then give up;

For folks like this, we need to set smaller goals, and move towards them in baby steps, in a technique called Kaizen, which I will talk about in the future. Once we achieve a small goal, rinse and repeat .

You acknowledge/celebrate  that you’ve achieved a goal

  • check it off on your list;
  • reinforce yourself with chocolate;
  • tell someone so you can jump up and down together;
  • do the happy “I did it!” dance;
  • or whatever floats your boat.

And then do it again.

The important thing is to acknowledge that you’re moving forwards – because that is what gives you the motivation to keep on moving towards your dreams.

More on goal setting to come

Catherine

Foresight

1/4/11

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