Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A New Earth Community

Have you heard of The Ring of Fire? It's this theory of Martha Beck's, that when you pass through the ring of fire - a place of pain or hardship - and you discover your own strength and a portal into the divine you grow spiritually in a powerful way. Well, that's one theory about how the Law of Attraction works.

Quitting smoking is one of the ways that you can pass through the ring of fire resulting in spiritual growth.

Mainly because it's so damn hard that to rely on your own power means sure failure so you have no other choice but to cry out to God.

Don't let the opportunity pass to further your growth and transform your pain and addiction into a spiritual source of power and a centeredness.

I'm thrilled to announce that I've been asked by Oprah's staff to lead a community discussing A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)over at my website So Sioux Me. Small communities will run simultaneously with the online course she and Eckhart Tolle will be teaching in March.

I'm inviting all my smokers to read the book and join the So Sioux Me community and get acquainted with your soul.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tracee on Talk Radio Podcast

To listen to my radio debut on Healthy Wealthy Wow on Grapevine Radio click this podcast link. I think it went really well. Click on today's date (3rd one down).

It was pretty fun too.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Talk Radio Interview

I'll be on the Healthy Wealthy Wow radio program on the Grapevine Talk Radio Network on Thursday at 1:29 CST.

I won a radio contest (which I wasn't even listening to)for the Law of Attraction Action Pack and now I get to go on the radio program and chat about how it's effected me.

It's an Internet radio program so be sure to tune in. I'll try to post the podcast up here once it's recorded so you'll be sure not to miss it.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A New Earth Excerpt

I'm reading A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61), by Eckhart Tolle and he has something to say about addiction and how to recover.

A long-standing compulsive behavior pattern may be called an addiction, and an addiction lives inside you as a quasi-entity or subpersonality, and energy field that periodically takes you over completely. It even takes over your mind, the voice in your head, which then becomes the voice of the addiction. It may be saying "You've had a rough day. You deserve a treat. Why deny yourself the only pleasure that is left in your life?" And so, if you are identified with the internal voice due to lack of awareness, you find yourself waking to the fridge and reaching for that rich chocolate cake. . .

If you have a compulsive behavior pattern such as smoking, overeating, drinking, TV watching, Internet addiction, or whatever it may be, this is what you can do: When you notice the compulsive need arising in you, stop and take three conscious breaths. This generates awareness. Then for a few minutes be aware of the compulsive urge itself as an energy field inside you. Consciously feel that need to physically or mentally ingest or consume a certain substance or the desire to act out some form of compulsive behavior. Then take a few more conscious breaths. After that you may find that the compulsive urge has disappeared - for the time being. Or you may find that it still overpowers you, and you cannot help but indulge or act it out again. Don't make it into a problem. Make the addiction part of your awareness practice in the way described above. As awareness grows, addictive patterns will weaken and eventually dissolve. Remember however, to catch any thoughts that justify the addictive behavior, sometimes with clever arguments, as they arise in your mind. Ask yourself, Who is taking here? And you will realize the addicting is talking. As long as you know that, as long as you are present as the observer of your mind, it is less likely to trick you into doing what it wants.

For a chance to win a free copy ofA New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)visit So Sioux Me,

Monday, February 18, 2008

Instead of Smoking

Instead of smoking might I recommend these healthy alternatives?

Mah Jong or other computer games that utilize both the brain and the hands.

A new hobby like Knitting or Crotchetting. You really want to use your mind as much as your body when attempting to distract yourself.

I also highly recommend engaging the body in a respectful and challenging way (in other words get off the couch so you'll stop obsessing about smoking). Kickboxing and yoga are my favorite ways to whip my new self into shape and engage my body in a challenge.

Discover something new about yourself. Give yourself persmission to LEARN something new. You're brain has been allowed to slide a little while smoking. Time to work it.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Save A Billion People

The Economist has a story on how to Save a Billion People's Lives.
Help them quit smoking.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Oprah University Contest - A New Earth

I'm running a contest over at BlogFabulous to give away one hardback copy of A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61), by Eckharty Tolle.

This is the book Oprah's teaching her online course on beginnning March 3. Leave a comment on the entry to enter. Winner will be drawn out of a hat and announced on Monday morning.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Chang Family Tree Carnival

The good news is that after quite a few months, but in less than a year, you'll feel like smoking was part of some strange past life you can't comprehend.

The bad news is that it's harder for me to want to talk and write about it.

Check out the I Want To Change My Family Tree Carnival. Lots of ways to do it are included - including quitting smoking.