Volume 5, Issue 17 | September 4, 2009
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  1. A Note From Christina
  2. Events Calandar
  3. Article: How to SHIFT Your Cranky Mood - Fast!
  4. Recent Blog Entries
  5. More Links & Resources



Well, it’s officially September … boo hoo.

We’ve had such an excellent summer here in beautiful British Columbia that I (as the sun worshiper that I am) am reluctant to let the season slip away.

However, I soothe myself with the thought ‘you can always travel to the sun when you want to’. So visions of Palm Desert in December make me perk up. Ahhhhhh, a rainy winter isn't so bad when I break it up with a few little travel trips!

While there is still sun up on my roof deck, I’ve been getting in one last enjoyable summer read … Abraham-Hicks great new book called ‘The Vortex’.  (Part Two on Mating and the Law of Attraction: The Perfect Mate – Getting One, Being One, Attracting One has been read repeatedly (out loud even to drill it into my thick skull) … Abraham at their most direct, ohhhhhhhh its good!).

Talking about Abraham, I turn a lot of my readers and clients onto this awesome source of Law of Attraction based information, including Renita who recently asked me a ‘Ask Christina’ question on my site.

Her question gets to what a lot of people ask me – how do I actually shift my mood when it’s not a good one?  How do I practically shift my vibration? See my answers below – they give you a step-by-step recipe to shift your state each morning … the exact things that I do to shift my mood when it needs it.

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Next F.R.E.E. Soothing Saturday Call: Co-host Jeannette Maw, The Good Vibe Coach Saturday, September 19th, 1-2:30pm Pacific: Join Jeannette Maw and I as we chat about all things LOA (law of attraction). Together we lay a foundation about what the Law of Attraction really is and how you can most effectively align with it for personal and professional satisfaction. Bring your LOA questions, queries and comments as we’ll be opening the lines and receiving emails from our collective communities. Going to be a GREAT call to get into the Soothing Saturday audio library! More Info and Online Registration

(Level 2) Merkley’s Manifestation Mastermind: Sundays, October 4 – December 20: To know about the Law of Attraction (LOA) is one thing – to strongly live in alignment with it is another.  In this 12-week webinar series (no travel required) you’ll learn practical, easy to apply processes to manifest what you do want (and stop attracting what you don’t!). Plus real-world instruction in using LOA methods, the internet and virtual teaming to build a fun, effective and pr0sperous lifestyle centered around your gifts and unique interest areas.  More Info and Online Registration

The Graphic Coaching Clinic: November 4-6, 2009, in Beautiful Victoria British Columbia, Canada:Did you know that 87% of your clients are visual thinkers and think best when visuals are involved?!  Add the power of graphic facilitation to your own coaching, facilitation and/or training practice.  Used in Fortune 500 companies for 30+ years, interest in these powerful skills is rapidly growing – and good, qualified trainers are rare.  Benefit from my 17+ years experience in corporate, not-for-profit and small business settings throughout North America and Europe.  This workshop attracts participants from across the globe – and no, you do not have to be an artist!
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FEATURE ARTICLE: How to SHIFT Your Cranky Mood - Fast!

(Now Recorded!) To Listen to My Audio of This Article, Click Here)

For this week’s article, an ‘Ask Christina’ question from my website.

‘Ask Christina’ Question from Renita:

Love your new photos -- beautiful and very professional!

I've been imbibing the Abraham-Hicks workshop pod casts and so grateful to you for pointing me in that direction.

I'm curious about something and wondering if you could share your thoughts on the blog or in an article. You mentioned in one of your blog posts that you tend to wake up cranky, and I am the same! I can go to sleep totally in the vortex and yet, every morning, I wake up grumpy and cantankerous.

1) Do you have any thoughts on why this is -- what is happening while I am sleeping that I get thrown out of the vortex?

2) Once I am up and about, I listen to one of the ‘rampages’ that helps me raise my vibrational tone. But while I am lying in bed groggy and grumpy, that is too much of a leap. Do you have a short script that I can say to myself even before I get up?


Thanks for the compliments on the photos and for your great question Renita.  Geez, have I really told you folks that I am grumpy in the morning (I really need to cut down on the amount of self disclosure in my posts eh!).

Well, it is a true tendency of mine (at least it used to be).  When I was 10, my parents and brother set up a rule not to talk to me until after 10am in the fall and winter months … and now, for the most part, I don’t start my ‘real’ work until after 10am cause I really like to protect that precious morning time. 

Answer 1:
Why do you get thrown out of the vortex during sleep?  Well, while it looks like this is connected to sleep, it probably isn’t. There is most likely a bigger issue going on and/or it’s just a symptom of your particular manifestation style. 

Each morning we return to our regular vibrational state – kind of like a reset button or rubber band.  We return to where we naturally vibrate (for those of you new to Law of Attraction (LOA) speak – this means your emotional set point). 

If you are generally happy and satisfied with your life, you will wake up in an emotional and vibrational zone that matches that.  If however, you aren’t particularly happy or satisfied, you will wake up in an emotional and vibrational state that matches that. 

Like me as a kid in the summer  – woke up instantly happy and bounded out the door to play with my friends.  But crabby in fall and winter months … cause the freedom loving being that I was resented having to do what others wanted me to do all day. 

As for your particular manifestation style – it could be a lot like my own.  If you are a person who is very focused on growth and development … you could be operating in a constant state of striving that has developed an ‘edge’ to it that you will notice more distinctly in the mornings (when there is less to cover up the tone of your vibrational state). 

It will be important to learn to soothe this edge – which is something a lot of high achievers have to deal with. They get so focused on the future and what they still want or on perfection and self-imposed standards … that they can lose sight of what they do have, have accomplished and how good things are.  Its important to get ‘in the now’ and enjoy it instead of always striving after goals and what is next. 

Answer 2:

As for a script in the morning … Louise Hay has a lovely affirmation in the back of her famous little book called Heal Your Body (the mental causes for physical illness and the metaphysical way to overcome them).  I read this script upon waking for years –starting back when I first launched my own business in San Francisco.  She calls it ‘Loving Treatment’. 

“DEEP AT THE CENTER OF MY BEING, there is an infinite well of love.  I now allow this love to flow to the surface.  It fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being, and radiates out from me in all directions and returns to me multiplied.  The more love
Heal Your Body

I use and give, the more I have to give, the supply is endless.  The use of love makes ME FEEL GOOD, it is an expression of my inner joy.  I love myself, therefore I take loving care of my body.  I lovingly feed it nourishing foods and beverages, I lovingly groom it and dress it, and my body lovingly responds to me with vibrant health and energy.  I love myself; therefore, I provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in.  I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it.”

I love myself; therefore, I work at a job that I truly enjoy doing, one that uses my creative talents and abilities, working with and for people that I love and that love me, and earning a good income.  I love myself; therefore, I behave and think in a loving way to all people, for I know that that which I give out returns to me multiplied.  I only attract loving people in my world, for they are a mirror of what I am.  I love myself; therefore, I forgive and totally release the past and all past experiences and I am free.  I love myself, therefore, I live totally in the now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright and joyous and secure, for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now and forever more.  And, so it is.”  -Louise Hay 

Abraham’s Step-by-Step Recipe:
Now, because you have mentioned Abraham, I am also going to give you Abraham-Hicks’ step-by-step evening and morning routine to shift your vibe. 

Step 1: Before going to sleep, nestle into your bed and focus on your immediate surroundings – the warmth and shelter of your bed.  The nice smell of your sheets. The weight of the blankets upon you.  The way the mattress supports you.  Then, in your mind … be a selective sifter and focus on all of the positive things that happened in the day that you just had.  Even if there are only a few, focus on those few and milk them for good feelings!  Drift off to sleep focusing on those nice feeling things. (Click Here for full Positive Aspects directions and one my handy visual maps). 

Step 2: Immediately upon waking, repeat what you did before falling asleep – focus on the warmth of your bed, the smell of your sheets (if they smell nice!), the weight of your blanket. Perhaps the sounds of the birds or the sight of the sunshine poking through your blinds.  Then review the nice feeling positive aspects from yesterday.  Then contemplate the nice feeling things that you expect to encounter in the day ahead of you (this is called pre-paving).

Step 3: Get out of bed and do whatever your normal morning routine is (brush your teeth, shower, get dressed, eat your breakfast, etc.).  Then, take a few minutes to do a couple of Focus Wheels.  The Focus Wheel is a powerful exercise that makes you focus in a way that is productive.  You do them on things that you don’t feel particularly good about, in order to stretch your thinking and feeling into better feeling states.  Again, I have done a full explanation on this powerful process previously and have a visual map that you can use – Click Here to access those directions and another visual map

Step 4:  You mention Abraham’s rampages in your note – so I know you know what they are. Yes, you are absolutely right – they are very difficult to do cold turkey like you have been trying to do.  Like in physical exercise, you need to ‘warm yourself up’ when you are doing Law of Attraction work.  Do Steps 1-3 that I have outlined above, then you are ready to progress to Rampages of Appreciations (here is an 11 minute Abraham audio rampage)  … or rampage away yourself on all of things you are delighted about for a few moments.

Merkley’s Manifestation Mastermind
Hopefully I have done a good job of empowering you with resources that will assist you in shifting your vibe effectively in the morning.  If you would like more assistance on these and additional LOA processes, consider joining us for my upcoming Merkley’s Manifestation Mastermind – a 12-week LOA Bootcamp where I teach you how to do all this great stuff in the company of like-minded people from around the globe.  Yes, it’s work to SHIFT-IT … but it’s the kind of work that returns to you in spades!

Soothing Saturday Guest:
Also, on September 19th, on my f.r.e.e. Soothing Saturday Series, join me and special guest, Jeannette Maw, The Good Vibe Coach … for an open chat and Q&A session on Law of Attraction.  I’m sure Jeannette will also have some great tips up her sleeve to help us SHIFT our vibes – in the morning or anytime! 

Well, there you have it Renita – I think I have thoroughly answered your question and I hope that you have good results with putting these processes into practice.  Remember, practice does make perfect with this stuff!  Thanks so much for your great questions!

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