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Do you feel like the minute you wake up, you are overwhelmed with the constant flow of information. 

You want to start something new, only to find yourself forgetting the information and giving up on yourself? 

I think you’d agree that everyone loves efficiency.   

This is why I’m starting with how we can prime our mind.

These skills are a fundamental truth that can be applied in all areas of our life, adn especially before learning something new! 

When it comes to learning anything - I love to follow the FASTER Method, originally quoted by the famous mind coach, Jim Kwik.

So let’s jump right in! 

Forget

Start by temporarily forgetting everything you already know, or think you do, about what you’ll be learning. 

Why? Because your brain needs to be cleansed of it’s big old ego that thinks it already knows what it needs to know.

The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it’s open.  

Lastly the one thing you ESPECIALLY want to Forget about is self limitations – 

BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS THIS….what we say we can or cannot do - is completely self-fulfilling. 

 

 Action

Most people are extremely passive while learning because that’s what their education model has taught them. 

 

So this old school education has en-trained us to be passive (such as sitting at your desk and not speaking, etc.).  

Let alone, being brave to raise your hand to ask a question and maybe be wrong!

Our brain DOES NOT  learn through consuming but by creating.

I’m sure you’ve heard before that “Learning is not a spectator sport .”   

I couldn’t agree more. 

In order to have active learning, do things like taking notes and asking questions in the moment. 

The more active you are, the more you will learn.

State

State is the feeling or our emotion. Emotion is a state.

Information combined with emotion becomes a long-term memory. 

We all know the feeling—that instant surge of memory that comes with a particular smell or the first few notes to a song? 

All learning is state-dependent.

And you are responsible for your state – the way to move, stand, sit while you are engaged. 

So what are these E-MOTIONS?   Curiosity, joy, and fascination are all states.

Consider the mood of your mind and body, avoiding the dull state that comes with sitting and being lectured to. 

In fact, “They say sitting is the new smoking. 

Standing and moving changes your physiology, which affects your psychology, and in the end- your state. 

One powerful way to think about this foundation is a visual that represents the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat. 

A thermometer is a device that reacts to what the environment is giving it. 

A thermostat sets a standard and the environment raises to that level.

No matter what stage of life you’re at, be that thermostat.

One last thing.  As a hypnotherapist, I know to my core that IMAGINATION and being curious, and fascinated, just like children - shortcuts the analytical mind and allows information to flow and therefore breaking through limitations and expanding the mind.  . 

TEACH 

When you teach something, you get to learn it twice. 

When I engage in content I want to share, I approach it as if I am going to teach it to someone else.

Simply put,  if you are teaching, you will absorb the information better.

We lose 80% of the information we learn in 48 hours.

Taking notes is one of the best ways to mitigate this loss.

How do we teach what we learn? 

There’s many ways.  

Writing out your notes in preparation to share and teach

Sharing your notes to someone interested in learning.

What we have clarity and personal ah-ha’s on create the energy of inspiration ND higher vibration.  When we write out our notes in this state, our whole-brain is integrated into the process. 

The foundation for whole brain note taking:

The key is to establish the topic on the left and on the right side, explore the meaning, emotion and key notes.   

In conclusion , when you teach something, you get to learn it twice. When you learn with the outcome to teach it to someone, you own that information more. 

 

ENTRY

What’s the most precious commodity. Its time. 

And our time on the things we value have to get into our CALENDER

So “E” stands for ENTER, Enter the thought work, your ah-ha, or action steps into your calendar

 

REVIEW

Overcome the super villain of the forgetful curve.  

Research says 50% of your knowledge is gone by the next day. 

REVIEWING is the answer to this. 

It’s called “Practice active recall”. 

More often quiz yourself rather than re-reading material.

Do spaced repetition. 

Review new information for one hour, one week, one month and a few months later to enhance your long-term memory. 

You’ve now embodied a limitless mindset, personalized it, and documented it.

That’s it!

I owe a big thank you to Jim for this incredible acronym so that we can all prime our mind so we can retain what matters most to us - and to then share with the world - for the better. 

Please go out and share any of these tips, and I’m quite sure you’ll never forget the FASTER acronym. 

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Hello Awakening Beauty!

Let’s move into …

Identify Old Layers & Deleting Old Apps

Welcome back to part two! 

Head back and listen to “How Your Internal Apps Drain Your Brain | Part 1” if you missed it!

You can find the first episode here.

Ok, so awareness is a mental process of IDENTIFYING the experiences and memories in your life, and seeing if they build your TRUE SELF or the EGO. The TRUE SELF wants to connect to the Mind and TRUTH, while the Ego tries to satisfy the Conditioned Self.

The Conditioned Self is a false representation of who we are; it develops from the layers of negative programming we experience and download in life. Seeing the world through the eyes of the TRUE SELF allows you to see what experiences and memories really build you up or break you down. But it takes work.

The True Self builds your connection to the life of the TRUTH. The connection increases when you swipe off and delete the old apps and layers. The plan of the TRUE SELF is to peel off the layers and not keep adding on.

The only way we can SEE if something is good for us is to first practice identifying them.

If we can understand if something is good for us or bad for us, we can consciously make an effort to remove the effect of that experience. When we remove the draining effect of the experience, we are deleting an app of our hard drive...like removing an old app off our phone screen.

How many old traumas, experiences, and apps are running in your background? What are the things that bother you the most?

The subconscious mind is the warehouse portion of the mind where we STORE painful experiences/apps and most often we forget about them. We can let them take a spot on our phone screen, drain our battery power, but never delete them because we don’t want to open them up. It’s too much hassle. The reason we don’t want to open the app is because we are too tired…but they are what make us tired.

You and I have to dig into our energy reserves, especially when we don’t want to deal with it. You and I may have to sacrifice time and energy to start opening the apps to identify the old traumas. But we need to look at them and see if they build you or break you; do they need to be kept or released.

The steps to awareness begins by opening the app, identifying the trauma, and seeing how much space it take up on your hard drive.

Working to release the trauma may take time, but the practice of IDENTIFYING is the first step.

Understanding the power of our subconscious mind’s control in our life is critical and so freeing once we take the steps to unravel what is stored.

If you’re interested in the process of clinical hypnotherapy to gently remove these false beliefs keeping you stuck, please reach out!

Email me at: Kassieannk@gmail.com

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So remember, go to I tunes to rate and review.

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Free Morning Meditation to Create Your Day and Reduce Stress

 It’s clear the status quo of most people, “No, I’m fine, I’m just busy,” while their cortisol levels are through the roof!

Stress is a funny thing – it creeps up on you and accumulates, straw by straw, until the proverbial camel’s back breaks. 

Often times, especially for women, our cortisol is LOW in the morning due to disrupted sleep, imbalanced hormones, and the perpetual “busy brain,” keeping us from our deepest REM state to reset our mind and body.

The best way to ensure that you don’t let those straws build-up is to take a few minutes every day to let go of your tension through breath and get yourself back into the present moment by taking ground and visualizing your day ahead.

My gift to YOU! A free short meditation to help you transition into your day.

This guided hypnosis journey is designed to start your day in a place of flow and frequency that brings out natural motivation, inspiration and effortless alignment with your higher self today and ….. every day.

Live a Life in Bloom by Nourishing your Mind, Body and Soul with this Sacred Time and Ritual

Let's begin by aligning and becoming aware of your breath with a slow, natural flow that is rhythmic and easy.

Continuing the natural rhythm of your breath, now begin to bring attention to the tips of your toes and the bottoms of your feet.

And as you do this, become aware of the main word on how you’d like to feel today. 

Perhaps motivated, accomplished, rested, confident, peaceful, successful - whatever that is for you. If you have more than one in mind, please choose and settle on one for now and hold the other word for tomorrow.

Next, let your subconscious choose a color for that word. Let it intuitively come up and visualize it and image that its now coming into your feet, toes and legs. Moving into the hips, chest warming your shoulders and wrapping all your organs with vital energy, the energy that is life-giving and full of cellular energy.

With every breath, breathing in lite and exhaling any negative energy. Allowing the beginning of this day to begin with a clear, clean calm and peaceful mind.

Allowing this energy to flow into the shoulders, back of the arms and into the back of your neck. Moving forward into the forehead, relaxing your jaw, the tiny muscles around your eyes, feeling your jaw say - feeling loose limp and relaxed.

Feeling all of your facial muscles now just fully relaxed, perhaps with a small smile on your lips ingratitude of the time you’ve given yourself.

Very easy and effortless. Allowing this energy to move into the upper arms, the elbows, forearms, wrists and out of your fingertips.

Just allow this flowing of the energy of high vibration to radiate through your body.

Inhaling this clean flow of energy through your toes and out of your fingertips and crown of your head.

Just letting go of anything from yesterday, a dream or any sensation in teh body that no longer serves you, just allow it to flow out of the body, breathing in relaxation, truth, peace and a present calm throughout.

In this state, this homeostasis you find yourself in - i’ts easier to connect to our soul and higher self. The tedious things naturally fall away and we can enter into the priorities based on our values in life and the bigger picture.

This is the part of us that knows our intuition, the next steps and how to make the most of our day. In this knowing and intuition, we align with a flowing river that roles over what would be triggers of the day when out of this state.

Remember a time when you were able to find a way around something you never thought you could.

It may have been years ago, or more recently. But find that sense of confidence and pride the best you can, expanding that smile and grace on your face. You did that, its something others are waiting for. The word deeply needs you - always at your best.

Allow this incredible feeling to radiate throughout your whole body. Locking in this feeling of truth and releasing anything, not of your highest good.

And when you feel through the rhythm of your breath and radiant life-giving light is here for you now and you feel ready to start and seize your day in this flow, and not allow any obstacles to get in teh way of your righteous path, to allow yourself to flow right around them. Trusting yourself in knowing the right step, reaction, and insight it opens in you or others, just hold that with you right now in strength and deep in the subconscious.

Now when you feel you’ve totally released what you need to release so you can start your day, just take a few more breathes with excitement to start your day - bringing yourself back to the awake state - perhaps a smile of gratitude on your face - feeling the self love for yourself - wide awake - opening your eyes ready to flow into your day with a clean, calm, quiet, powerful and peaceful mind.

Wonderful. I wish you a incredible today, and I hope to see you here again tomorrow as your start your day.

All my love and light - Kassandra
 

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 This mini episode and bonus word detox will transform your life, if you put it to work - for your benefit.  Transform your thought life, the words you use - and see your outer world transform.  

Here's How the Words You Choose Shape Your Life

Words have power. 
Their meaning crystallizes perceptions that shape our beliefs, drive our behavior, and ultimately, create our world. Their power arises from our emotional responses when we read, speak, or hear them. Just say the word “fire” while barbecuing, or in the workplace, or in a crowded theater, and you’ll get three completely different but powerful emotional and energetic reactions.

The Illusion of Life

Quantum physics long ago determined that physical matter doesn’t really exist, that everything is just energy in different states of vibration. Nobel Prize winning physicist Werner Heisenberg once stated, “Atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities, rather than one of things or facts.” This energy vibrates at an infinite number of subtle frequencies that cause it to appear as all the different creations we see in our world. There has been a great deal of research in recent years as to whether the universe we live in is actually a holographic experience, and it seems that this is very close to the truth.

And so, it seems life is more of an energy flow than a collection of solid things. What that means for us is that if we stay conscious of the energy we contain, based on the emotions we feel, we can make deliberate choices that alter our frequency and create the realities we desire. If we’re feeling down about something, we can choose to reframe the situation and raise our own spirits. With a renewed perspective and a higher, more positive energetic vibration, we stand a much better chance of bringing good into our lives, rather than bitterly repeating old mistakes.

Words are extremely powerful tools that we can use to uplift our personal energy and improve our lives, though we’re often not conscious of the words we speak, read, and expose ourselves to. Yes, even the words of others can easily affect our personal vibration. Spend a few minutes with a chronic complainer who uses all sorts of negative terms, and you’ll feel your personal energy bottom out. Words have great power, so choose them (and your friends) wisely!

Words & Water

Japanese scientist, Masaru Emoto performed some of the most fascinating experiments on the effect that words have on energy in the 1990’s. When frozen, water that’s free from all impurities will form beautiful ice crystals that look exactly like snowflakes under a microscope. Water that’s polluted, or has additives like fluoride, will freeze without forming crystals. In his experiments, Emoto poured pure water into vials labeled with negative phrases like “I hate you” or “fear.” After 24 hours, the water was frozen, and no longer crystallized under the microscope: It yielded gray, misshapen clumps instead of beautiful lace-like crystals. In contrast, Emoto placed labels that said things like “I Love You,” or “Peace” on vials of polluted water, and after 24 hours, they produced gleaming, perfectly hexagonal crystals. Emoto’s experiments proved that energy generated by positive or negative words can actually change the physical structure of an object. The results of his experiments were detailed in a series of books beginning with The Hidden Messages in Water, where you can see the astounding before and after photos of these incredible water crystals.

The Power of Gratitude

In another experiment, Emoto tested the power of spoken words. He placed two cups of cooked white rice in two separate mason jars and fixed the lids in place, labeling one jar “Thank You” and the other, “You Fool.” The jars were left in an elementary school classroom, and the students were instructed to speak the words on the labels to the corresponding jars twice a day. After 30 days, the rice in the jar that was constantly insulted had shriveled into a black, gelatinous mass. The rice in the jar that was thanked was as white and fluffy as the day it was made. This dramatic example of the power of words is also detailed in Emoto’s books.

Throw-away Words

How many times a day do we throw our words away? We say things like, “I hate my hair,” “I’m so stupid,” “I’m such a klutz.” We never think that these words bring negative energy into our vibration and affect us on a physical level, but they do. Emoto’s experiments were conducted with water. Why? Because sound vibration travels through water four times faster than it does through open air. Consider the fact that your body is over 70% water and you’ll understand how quickly the vibration from negative words resonates in your cells. Ancient scriptures tell us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. As it turns out, that’s not a metaphor.

Say That Again

Some of us are in the habit of using the same negative words over and over again out of habit. The problem is that the more we hear, read, or speak a word or phrase, the more power it has over us. This is because the brain uses repetition to learn, searching for patterns and consistency as a way to make sense of the world around us. Only after being burned a few times can we understand that fire is always hot. You may not remember the exact end date of the Civil War, but odds are you still know what 8 x 9 is because you had to repeat your multiplication tables over and over again, drilling it into your consciousness. I’m sure you’ve experienced having a song stuck in your head all day long, and try as you might, you just can’t get the melody out of your head. Repetition is the most powerful tool to imprint something into our minds and keep it there.

This is of particular concern when we consider a phenomenon called the Illusion of Truth Effect. It basically proves that any statement we read, see, or speak regularly is seen as more valid than one we’re exposed to only occasionally.

Amazingly, it makes no difference whether the information is true or false. The only thing that matters is how often we’re exposed to it. Research from the University of California at Santa Barbara clearly shows that a weak message repeated twice becomes more valid than a strong message heard only once. Even one repetition has the power to change our minds. The same goes for pictures, which are just thoughts and ideas concentrated into an image. Repetition increases our mental validation of anything we’re exposed to, which is why it works so well in political propaganda.

If we’re not fully conscious of what we’re exposing ourselves to, consistency will trump truth every time. Now consider how many times you’ve falsely called yourself stupid, untalented, ugly, or anything else, and you begin to understand how your internal propaganda shapes a false self-image.

1. Making Words Work.

To consciously harness the power of words for your benefit, start with the ones you’re using.

2. No Name-Calling or Self-Criticism.

Everyone is doing the best they can at any moment in time with the consciousness they have to work with, including you. Be kind and offer yourself the same empathy and compassion you’d extend to anyone else.

3. Stop All Self-Deprecation.

Never make your body, or something you’ve accomplished, or anything else in your life the butt of a joke. Words have power, and quantum energy doesn’t have a sense of humor.

4. Resist Gossiping and Speaking Ill of Others.

It’s impossible for your words to resonate in anyone else’s body but your own.

5. Go on a Negativity Diet.

Instead of saying that a meal was terrible say, “I’ve had better.” You’ve basically said what you wanted to say without putting negative energy through your body—you even used a positive word to do it!

6. Boost the Positive Energy of Words.

Instead of saying something like you had a good time at a concert, ramp up the positive energy by saying great, terrific, or fantastic, instead. These feel much better and generate a bigger energetic response in the body.

7. If you have some negative nancys in your circle of friends,

limit the time you spend with them or find better friends. Negative energy has a way of dragging everything surrounding it in, like a big black hole. Avoid it when you can.

8. Surround yourself with positive, uplifting words.

Put affirmations on sticky notes around your home and office that say wonderful things about you, your family, or your goals. Wear clothes that have positive messages or phrases on them. Imagine the kind of positive energy you’ll be generating for yourself when you’re wearing positivity all day long. As you keep doing these things, you use the power of repetition in a highly effective way for your benefit. You have the power to change your world, and using words consciously is one of the quickest ways to shift the energy you bring into your life.

 

BONUS! Negative Word Detox!

This challenge holds the power to meaningfully and materially change your life.

For the next month, I want to invite you on a personal challenge and self-actualization upgrade by making the commitment to refrain from negative self-judgment and criticism.

You’ve probably done some sort of dietary fast or a cleanse in your life. I’ve done a few myself, but if I could only do one fast ever again it would be this one, hands down.

You see, whatever is happening in your relationships, finances, health, and emotions is rooted in the dominant tone of your thinking and your habits. The frequency that you share with your thoughts, underlying subconscious beliefs and what you allow into your soul make ALL the difference in what your life looks like - right now.

For the next three weeks, I invite you to walk the path of healthier thinking and self-talk.

You’ll get to choose and change your patterns so that you can create the experiences you want. Want better relationships? More appreciation? Opportunities? Would you like to just feel better inside? It all stems from your thinking and the way you treat yourself.

The process is simple, notice self-harming thoughts, release and replace them. You may say to yourself “its not easy.” But it is - it just takes focus and effort. Do NOT trick your mind by stating “it isnt easy.” That’s no-no number one. You’re totally capable!

It requires perseverance and that’s where most of us get beat ourselves up. We lose our motivation or something upsets us and we fall back into old patterns. This is why I do this challenge any time I start to feel the creep of anxiety or depression or frustration in my energetic bubble.

Even more powerful, grab your friends or family and do it as a group! This allows you to rely on each other for motivation and support. We are stronger and more powerful together.

You’ve got nothing to lose and the whole world to gain.

Let me know how it goes! All my love and light! Choose Wisely!

 

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Your brain can be compared to a hard drive on your phone or computer. You are born with a predominately empty hard drive, which is ready to be filled with information. In the first two years of your life, you are in a UNCONSCIOUS brain state, almost as if you are sleepwalking. This is the learning and observing time in your life; this is the period of time when the unconscious mind is heavily developed. These forming years you are DOWNLOADING information and experiences just like downloading a new app or program onto your phone. Each EXPERIENCE IS AN APP that is downloaded on your hard drive.

Every EXPERIENCE or APP have 2 things:

1. MEMORY SIZE-The apps and programs you download have a specific amount of information i.e. Megabytes or Gigabytes. The size of a experience, memory or trauma, will determine the amount of space the app will take up in your brain. Remember that any experience, whether good or bad, that REPEATS ITSELF can also increase the size of the app.

2. DATA TYPE-The type of experience/app you have is placed into certain category boxes on your phone screen. For example, you place all your banking and credit card apps in FINANCE grouping boxes, so when you tap on the box all the financial stuff is pulled up. This is memory recall.

UNRESOLVED EXPERIENCES:

Have you ever had so many apps running that your battery gets drained super quick? Unresolved or unprocessed experiences or memories are equivalent to old apps that are running in the background. You are not paying attention to them or conscious of them, but they are still draining your battery.

How do you gain your energy back? You have to swipe off the unnecessary apps. Processing old experiences and becoming aware of who you are is the action of swiping off the old. This allows more memory space to open up on your hard drive.

This accomplishes 2 things:

- Increases bandwidth for quicker downloads

- Increases processing speed within the brain.

Next up, we’ll talk about deleting and processing these memories.

Thanks for watching!

Understanding the power of our subconscious mind’s control in our life is critical and so freeing once we take the steps to unravel what is stored.

If you’re interested in the process of clinical hypnotherapy to gently remove these false beliefs keeping you stuck, please reach out!

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