Shift-it Coach Newsletter
Volume 7 | Issue 17 | December 2, 2011

A NOTE FROM CHRISTINA:

This fall is continuing its rapid march through the weeks. I can't believe how quickly the days are flying by (they seem so short with the daily savings time imposed). With this change in the season comes another change of season --- the recent news of the passing of one my most cherished mentors ... Jerry Hicks from Abraham-Hicks. A shift in an era has occurred, for me and many, many others.


I only met Jerry in person once (briefly on one of the Abraham-Hicks cruises). But I, like so many from around the world, feel a strong affinity with him and his mission via The Abraham-Hicks teachings.

The husband of Esther Hicks ... his loving and gifted partner --- it was Jerry's strong quest for life's answers that created not only a remarkable life for himself but generously so for the rest of us who benefit from the wisdom of their work.


Esther and Jerry Hicks
Esther sent out a beautiful note ... that captures so well the spirit of Jerry and their relationship and how it (and their work) will continue via Jerry's new vantage place. There is also a link where appreciations for Jerry can be posted online.

In honor of Jerry and his role with Abraham's work ... I'd like to dedicate this issue of The SHIFT-IT e-Zine to him and re-run the "Wouldn't It Be Nice If" article from a few years back. Jerry, thank you for your work, legacy and example and I look forward to witnessing how you continue to play with us moving forward!

P.S.
Esther's Email: Click Here to View
Appreciation Posts for Jerry: Click Here to View


Christina Merkley,
The SHIFT-IT Coach

IN YOUR WORDS

CAME AWAY PUMPED WITH PRACTICAL TIPS & INVALUABLE INSIGHTS ... PLUS WAY TO EVOLVE MY PRACTICE IN A VERY DIFFERENT WAY

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"After an intensive 2-day private training I felt both inspired and focused. Christina is a passionate trainer and coach brimming with ideas and information that she shares freely. Like anyone who is so very good at what she does, she makes it look oh so easy!

I came away pumped with practical tips and invaluable insights for immediately incorporating visual facilitation into my existing consulting practice. Best of all, these discussions and insights helped me visualize a new career path and a way to evolve my practice in a very different way."

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Brand & Content Strategist
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EVENTS CALENDAR

INFO WEBINAR: VISUAL COACHING
*** Save the Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, Noon-1 Pacific

Interested in becoming a Visual Coach? Join me for an info-filled Webinar where I explain my journey with Visual Coaching and how you can work in this client-pleasing way too. Packed with visual examples, stories and anecdotes this Webinar is geared for coaches, counselors, therapists, mediators and other helping professionals who work deeply with clients to create inner and outer SHIFTs. Includes details on application process for 2012 Visual Coach Certification. More Info Coming Soon



SHIFT-IT Online Group
7 Weeks Online: Jan. 21-March 3 (Webinars, Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Pacific)

Are you ready to make your SHIFT? You aren't alone - there is a massive shift happening upon our planet right now and this one-of-a-kind online experience supports you to successfully make yours. Get crystal clear about your Next Self and overcome your negative beliefs, self-sabotage and fear ... to manifest what you really, really want. Includes great people from around the world. All in my innovative 'visual coaching style' ... includes SHIFT-IT Kit® with 17 visual maps. Register Now

*Note: Pre-requisite for Visual Coach Certification. FYI, Repeater Option available for those who have taken this program before and want to refresh.



Visual Coach Certification (2012 Cohort)
10-Weeks Online: April 10 - June 19 (Webinars, Tuesdays Noon-1:30 pm Pacific)

Become a Certified Visual Coach®. For leading-edge coaches, counselors and therapists from around the globe. Add the power and innovation of Visual Coaching to your own practice. Includes advanced visual coaching techniques, use of my SHIFT-IT System® (17 visual maps) with your clientele, instruction in the 'template-izing' of your own content into visual tools, plus marketing and biz development mentoring. Apply now to secure your place. Combo Package with needed pre-requisites begins in January. Full Details and Application Process.

*Note: Special Combo Package Including Two Required Pre-Requisites Starts January 21



Fundamentals of Interactive-Visuals
May 3-5, 2012 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Over 87% of your facilitation, coaching, training and consulting clients are visual thinkers - learn powerful visual skills to boost the effectiveness of how you work with them. This professional skills training thoroughly covers custom chart work, visual scribing, visual facilitation and visual coaching (the four main applications of working visually with groups and individuals) so you can add these powerful tools to your own consulting, facilitation, coaching and training offerings. Register Now

*Note: Pre-requisite for Visual Coach Certification.



FEATURED ARTICLE:

IN APPRECIATION OF JERRY HICKS: WOULDN'T IT BE NICE IF ...

(Now Recorded!) Listen Rather Than Read! Click Here

Last week I heard the news on the passing of Jerry Hicks from Abraham-Hicks - a man who through his wonderful work has influenced me deeply.

I only met Jerry in person once (briefly on one of the Abraham-Hicks cruises). But I, like so many from around the world, feel a strong affinity with him and his mission via The Abraham-Hicks teachings.

The husband of Esther Hicks ... his loving and gifted partner --- it was Jerry's strong quest for life's answers that created not only a remarkable life for himself but generously so for the rest of us who benefit from the wisdom of their work.


Esther and Jerry Hicks

Esther sent out a beautiful note ... that captures so well the spirit of Jerry and their relationship and how it (and their work) will continue via Jerry's new vantage place. There is also a link where appreciations for Jerry can be posted online.

Esther's Email: Click Here to View
Appreciation Posts for Jerry: Click Here to View

In honor of Jerry, I'm reposting an article from a few years' back containing The Wouldn't It Be Nice If process. A wonderfully simple focus tool to get your mind (and heart) focused on what you do want (rather than what you don't). A practical example of their Law of Attraction expertise.

"THE WOULDN'T IT BE NICE IF" PROCESS:
A Helpful Focus Tool

Whether you are a seasoned SHIFTer or new to the journey, here is a helpful exercise you can do regularly to aid in the manifestation of your desired outcomes. Called the "Wouldn't It Be Nice If" process - from one of my favorite sources of Law of Attraction and Deliberate Creation information (Jerry and Esther Hicks and The Teachings of Abraham --- see their book "Ask and It Is Given"). I've taken the liberty of creating a visual tool to help you do it.

Download "Wouldn't It Be Nice If" Map Here

Directions:

1. Identify Your Focus Area:
Take a moment to identify the focus of what you want to apply your map to ... perhaps you'd like to apply it to the topic of 'right livelihood' given the examples of my clients and students that I've been sharing with you (FYI: you can focus this map on any area of your work and life - whatever you want to bring more positive energy and focus to).

2. Answer This Simple Question:
Now that you have the topic you wish to focus your map on ... gentle ask yourself this simple question: "Wouldn't It Be Nice If ... " and let answers pop into your mind. Record your answers on the map.

3. Suspend Your Inner Critic:
Write whatever comes into your mind - do not censor! The first step in manifesting what you want is to begin to articulate and FEEL what you truly desire. This process subtly helps you poke into the energy of what you desire - even if you still have resistance in the way (disbelief, doubt, guilt, embarrassment, uncertainty, etc). You are not making a locked-in-stone commitment --- you are merely playing the 'wouldn't it be nice if' game.

4. Notice the "Hot Spots":
If this is the first time you have poked into what you truly want and/or if you have a lot of resistance on the subject, be aware that it might feel a bit awkward to begin with. Keep going. Don't give up. Notice how as you stick with it (like after the 5th or 6th answer) your energy begins to 'warm up' a little. That is normal. Pay attention to the 'hot spots' ... those answers that 'light you up' (even if just a little bit) when you contemplate them. That my friends is ENERGY (what successful Law of Attraction is about). Big SHIFTs can begin with little sparks.

An Example:
FYI, your right livelihood (or whatever you are in the process of manifesting) will be an unfolding, evolving journey--- its not like you will 'get it' and all will be perfect and set. Even with the accomplishment of big SHIFTs in your life ... your desires will continue to morph and change ... that's evolution alive and kickin' in you.

I've been doing 'Wouldn't It Be Nice If' maps for years now ... and my answers continue to morph and shift as my next chapters gather clarity and momentum within me. Here's one I've just done to give you an example.

WIBN Map

Wouldn't It Be Mice Map

Click to Enlarge Image

Please Note: do not let my answers influence you unless you truly resonate with them ... what you want for yourself may be radically different ... this is just where I was at in my journey a few years ago and I offer it by way of example of how to do the map ... not what or how to think/feel! Your own guidance will direct you as to what the right answers are for you!

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©2011 Christina L. Merkley

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Author's Bio: Christina Merkley "The SHIFT-IT Coach" and creator of the SHIFT-IT System® is a Visioning and Strategic Planning Expert specializing in Visual Thinking and Law of Attraction techniques. Based in charming Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, she works deeply with individuals, partners and conscious businesses to define and manifest what they truly want. And, trains other helping professionals in her innovative ways of working. For more information visit: www.shift-it-coach.com

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ABOUT CHRISTINA MERKLEY:

Christina Merkley
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Christina Merkley is The SHIFT-IT Coach. Creator of the SHIFT-IT System®, she guides individuals, partners and conscious companies in defining and getting what they really, really want.

A teacher of Law of Attraction, she is also an expert in visual meeting techniques, strategic planning and visioning: having worked for such notable companies as BBC, Readers Digest Funds, eBay and Stanford University. After a move from San Francisco, she now lives in charming Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - where she maintains a vibrant coaching, facilitation and training practice.

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IN THIS ISSUE:

>>A Note From Christina

>>In Your Words

>>Events Calendar

>>Featured Article:
In Appreciation of Jerry Hicks

>>Connect with Christina

>>Blog Entries

>> E-Zine & Audio Archives

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA:

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BLOG ENTRIES:

Looking for more rich, SHIFT-IT content? Check out my blog for recent ramblings, resources and general interest features:

The Brouhaha About 2012

The Four Ways of Working Visually

Use Visual Life Maps to SHIFT Your Path

My Journey with Graphic Coaching

Smartly Use Your Summer for Strategic Growth

Thrive Tips for These Accelerating Times

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