This week’s session with one of my Healing with Photography groups was all about the Law of Attraction and how to allow it to work for you and how it does work; what you think about happens.
What helps more is if you act as if you already have what you want, letting your imagination put you in a place of it already having been done. It’s really important as if you believe you already have it your vibration is already in the right place and attracting even more.
So I was sharing with my group how I really want a Ferrari 458, and how important it is that I imagine I already have it. I was telling my group who know that I currently drive a Polo, how when I’m driving I imagine it’s my 458 Ferrari.
I imagine that the leather seats are cuddling me; I imagine hearing the roar of the beautiful engine as I pull away from lights and drive down the road. I imagine that the steering wheel has the paddle gear levers on it and in that moment and I am grateful for my Ferrari. This image brought huge belly laughs around the group and it was a really nice moment and it got the message home. Read More→
As I’ve started to make approaches to businesses abroad I’ve become aware of just how easy it is to really make the business as global as I’d like it to be without having to leave the country.
My web designer has been teaching students in America online how to do web design for years and until now, it’s something that I’ve not given too much thought to. However there are a couple of organisations that I follow in America who are doing some very important work and I know that my work can help their clients. This will be either by licensing my courses once they are filmed, edited and uploaded, or by doing group calls via Skype or over the telephone. The world is definitely becoming more accessible.
Every time I’m doing something like my monthly mastermind call where we connect via Skype, or when I’ve done the interviews recently for the ‘Finding You’ blog series I have been able to make the connections via Skype. Generally the initial contact has been made via social networking or emails. It’s making me aware of how much smaller the world has become that we can reach people on the other side of the world with ease and low cost. Read More→
I have had a wonderful week of having peace and quiet in the mornings to write some new courses and develop new ideas. However this morning the sun was shining, the shadows were long and the air fresh and clear.
I put my head into my work yet every time I looked up the sun called me. As much as I love the colours that come with autumn, I’m never particularly keen to think about heading into winter, though the light that the autumn season brings I love.
There is something very creative for me and exotic about the autumn light. Maybe it’s the need to have to go right there and then rather than put it off and miss the light, maybe it’s just that I enjoy getting out in the crisper air. Whatever it is the light calls and if I can, I generally follow the call.
Typically as I was driving out to my favourite local village, where sadly the pub closed its doors just a few weeks ago, the sun disappeared behind a cloudy sky. Though this did little to deter me. Travelling down the country roads I saw a metal gate of a field open, I slowed as I went past and then put the car straight into reverse. Read More→
I’ve been conducting an experiment this last week of attaching analogue lenses to my digital camera though I have to say the weather has stopped a lot of the experimenting, so the research is still on going.
Instead of discarding analogue lenses my boyfriend and I have been using them with our digital cameras to see how well they work. I still have my analogue Canon lenses with my old SLR in a camera bag and I just can’t bring myself to throw them away when they work perfectly plus, it’s part of my history.
So we bought convertors and are busy attaching sigma lenses to the Panasonic Lumix cameras. The lens I have been trying out is an 80-200mm. Firstly after working with just a 14-42mm lens for a year it’s like starting photography all over again. I’m like a child in a sweet shop just pulling the zoom in and out and seeing the horizon suddenly come upon me; I always did use my canon 300 lens as much for being nosy as actually taking close ups! Read More→
Earlier in the week I visited some hotels in the area local to the new premises, checking them out for perspective clients. As I walked into one and met with the reception manager, she began to tell me all about her anxiety problems. As I did my best to help she burst into tears explaining what I all to easily remembered, that when you have depression life is like a rollercoaster, some days you are up others you are down.
The following part of this article is something that I wrote this week for the people in my community, however, so many of us know or have experienced depression and I thought it was worth bringing to an ever wider audience. Even if you don’t consider this relevant to yourself, with one in three people suffering with depression, there’s a fair chance that someone around you might be, and hopefully this will help you to understand a bit more and support them. Read More→
Have you heard the one where you go out to find a venue for running courses and come back with a new office? Yep, that was me a little over a week ago.
I have some clients who I am going to need a new venue for, one where we can be undisturbed all day. I went out two weekends ago to look at village halls, plotted my journey on a map marking out a particular village as the furthest point, and found my piece of gold.
Without realising it, this tiny village that doesn’t even have a pub, was one I’d gone through a few months ago when I got lost going to pick up a camera. I’d been charmed by it then, yet didn’t have time to stop and hadn’t been back since. This time I wandered all around the country lanes in my car, then went back to check out a business centre on the village farm.
The signage once on the property was poor, though that was to my advantage; instead of seeing the business centre turn off to my right, I climbed the hill in my car and headed down a mud track. I knew I was wrong, however photographers’ instinct kicked in that it was worth driving slowly down this rickety track.
I passed ponds on my left and right hand side, cows and sheep and rolling fields either already harvested or full of crops, either side of the track. Eventually I came upon a wood some of which was being thinned out and before that, wide banks of wildflowers lining the fields. It was stunning. Read More→
Last week I delivered the most challenging course yet, to a group of people suffering from mental health problems. It was challenging because it was the first time that I had come across a group where there was hardly any interaction between each other, never mind me.
I had gone prepared for it to be tricky, and I had tweaked the course accordingly, to try my best to make it easier to understand, with lots of examples relevant to everyday life.
So, imagine this. There I am talking to the group about how the subconscious mind, how it works, and how if you think negative thoughts it will go out and find things to help prove it’s a negative world. I am surrounded by people, who are staring at the floor, not showing any signs that they are listening, more worryingly, not showing any signs that they are benefiting from it.
My conscious mind goes into overdrive. Suddenly the person sat there teaching positive thinking starts stressing. These were my thoughts; they look uncomfortable, they don’t look like they understand what I’m talking about. What if it’s over their heads; though it can’t be? What if I’m not helping them at all?
If I could have laughed out loud at myself I would have, how hypocritical was I. I’m telling them to think positive thoughts and here I am having negative worrying thoughts. Read More→
It was strange to be working with film again, suddenly having to remember the vagaries of use and with these cameras, winding the film on.
That in itself was a new concept for the 11 year old children. Most had never experienced film before and held the camera, high in front of them, pointing at the subject looking for the digital screen.
It took me a long time to convert to digital, and only now do I realise how much I take it for granted. The ability to instantly see your results, correct and alter accordingly, is what helped me to take to digital so quickly.
So imagine, children who have never seen film cameras before; children who have no comprehension of how their photos come out of the camera onto paper. Their assignment, was in their appointed job roles, create a storyboard for a television programme. Read More→