All posts by Nancy Marie

Mandala

According to the dictionary, a mandala is a geometric figure representing the Universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism. I love drawing mandalas because the repetitive nature of drawing one has a very stilling and profound effect on my state of mind. When you approach drawing a mandala in the manner presented in ICWIB! Activity Six: The Reflective Circle, you can create a whole-mind experience and increase the communication between the left and right hemispheres of your mind. This in turn can help you gain a deeper sense of yourself.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the other FREE ICWIB art activities and videos, because they are also wonderful way to help you reconnect with your authentic nature and gain a deeper sense of yourself.

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Suspend Our Beliefs

We have all been in a situation that didn’t go well and most of us have been in a situation that didn’t go well, but where we had the presence of mind to take a break and do something we really enjoyed. This short video, an excerpt from the ICWIB Instructional Guide, explains how taking a short break when things aren’t going well affects your mind and enables you to create a more positive outcome.

I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE because they are a fun and scientifically sound way to help both children and adults learn how to activate their conscious mind and create more positive outcomes.

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Land Where We Want to Be

This short video, an excerpt from the ICWIB Instructional Guide DVD, explains how our conscious and subconscious mind are designed to work together to help us create the life we really want. When they work together in harmony it is easy to create this life.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE because they are a wonderful way to help both children and adults learn how to shift from one mind state to the other autonomously and subsequently create an authentic and joyous life.

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You Are Braver Than You Believe

Research has shown that 70% of our thoughts are negative or redundant. Research has also shown that stress activates the subconscious or reactive mind, which is where the fundamental beliefs about life and ourselves that we acquired from our parents, siblings and peers are stored. So whenever we are stressed, our tapes, not our authentic self, are creating our life.

In this season of high stress, I think it is important to remember this and to also remember the wise words of Christopher Robin. For when we do, we are able to activate our conscious mind, suspend our subconscious mind and create a life filled with goodness and love.

The holiday season tends to be more stressful than usual. I attribute this to the fact our culture does not encourage us to stop, become still, and go inward during this season, which is what most of nature does during the winter season. Instead, we are encouraged to go shopping and over-extend ourselves. This misalignment with nature is stress-producing.

I am not suggesting you not enjoy the holidays. What I am suggesting is that you pay attention to your stress level and find ways to help your system adapt and enjoy the holidays.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos, because they are a wonderful way to help you destress and create more goodness and love in your life.

If you would like to go deeper with the program, we are offering a 30% discount on both the I Create What I Believe! Deluxe Kit and the ICWIB Just Materials Kit between now and December 31. Use this coupon code: self30

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Quiet and Silent are Not the Same


I grew up in a generation when children were taught to be seen and not heard. At an early age I learned to bite my tongue and not correct, contradict, or challenge anyone even if it meant I didn’t get what I needed. As a result, I became silent and lost touch of myself.

I remember walking home from school when I was in third grade. The distance was about a mile and during the walk I would hum, sing, and drag a stick across the picket fences along the way. I remember noticing the changes in people’s gardens and talking to the plants and animals along the way. When I look back, I can see that my slow repetitive movement and my connecting with nature helped me cultivate “quiet” within myself.

That was many years ago, but as an adult I still turn to walking and observing the changes in people’s gardens as a way to restore my inner quiet. The slow, repetitive motion of walking silences the chatter in my mind and brings about a profound sense of stillness within my whole being. In that stillness life reorders itself. This stillness is not something I have to do or have to think about, the insights and ordering happen spontaneously the minute I become quiet. I can feel my shoulders drop, my breath get fuller, and a sense of peace and contentment wash over me.

As a child, I didn’t know that my walks home from school were activating my conscious mind or that I was also suspending all of the negative tapes stored in my subconscious. Nor did I know that this process was encouraging my brain to dump oxytocin and dopamine into my blood stream. I just knew that walking in an ambling pace and connecting with the natural world, and myself, made me feel good and happy inside.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are also wonderful way to activate your conscious mind, quiet your inner chatter, and help you feel good and happy inside.

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The Greatest Weapon


Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University found that people’s self-reported stress levels have increased 10%-30% in the last three decades. This is not good because high stress has been linked to a large range of health conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, according to the Mayo Clinic.

So what can we do? I think it is important for everyone to know how it feels when their body is stressed and have tools to help them restore balance quickly and effectively in any situation.

When I was much younger, I had the time to hop on my bike whenever I was stressed, but that is not the case anymore. Instead, I need to turn to simple ways of restoring balance that I can do in tandem with my other tasks. Now, I might go for a walk, doodle, paint, or do one of the I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) activities while I am on a stressful phone call or in a demanding meeting. I also might focus on deep abdominal breathing while I am stuck in traffic or turn vacuuming into a moving meditation. Basically I will do anything I can to keep myself out of stress and in my conscious problem-solving mind.

Since this time of year tends to be more stressful for many, I would like to invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos, because they are a wonderful way to reduce stress and restore balance in your body.

If you would like to go deeper with the program, we are offering a 30% discount on both the I Create What I Believe! Deluxe Kit and the ICWIB Just Materials Kit between now and December 31. Use this coupon code: self30

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Becoming the Super Organism

In this wonderful video, Dr. Bruce Lipton explains that in every civilization there is a source of truth. In our culture, the source of truth is science. Unfortunately, there are several scientific beliefs that have shaped our culture, which now have been found to be false.

First, we were told our genes controlled our cellular biology. This meant we were victims of our heredity. Now, epigenetics says our genes are controlled by our consciousness and our life experiences. That means we are masters not victims.

The second untruth was that the real world was separate from the spiritual world. Now, the science is saying, “Yes the spiritual world is really there.” As a result, people are waking up to the fact that there is more to life than the physical plane.

The third false belief was that life is a competition for survival. From this perspective, we were taught to focus on the individual and not care about the rest of society. Today, we know that survival will take place by us unifying and working together as one super organism in the same way the 50 trillion cells work together in our body.

As you can see, the shift of just three beliefs could have a huge effect on impact on how you approach and experience life. This is important, because when we are very young we acquire our fundamental beliefs about life and ourselves. If these beliefs are inaccurate, like the three above, they can create internal conflict and make it difficult for us to realize our dreams.

If you think you might have some inaccurate beliefs in your subconscious mind, what can you do? Consider this: whenever you are stressed, the subconscious mind, which is where our fundamental beliefs are stored, takes over and runs our system. Just keeping yourself de-stressed can help you see more clearly and create a more joyous life.

If you would like to explore transforming some inaccurate beliefs, the I Create What I Believe! Program, which is endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research, offers fun and scientifically sound tools to help both children and adults learn how to change their negative programming with activities as simple as scribbling and drawing circles and lines.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB! art activities and videos because they are a wonderful way to help you transform inaccurate beliefs and create an authentic life.

If you would like to go deeper with the program, we are offering a 30% discount on both the I Create What I Believe! Deluxe Kit and the ICWIB Just Materials Kit between now and December 31. Use this coupon code: self30

Click here to order your kits now!

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