Catrien Ross on Yamanashi Insights for 2012 Recovery and Personal Growth

Monday, January 16th, 2012 - 12 Comments

Have you ever listened to a tree drink water?

Putting your ear to the trunk of this old Japanese oak, you can hear water being drawn up from the roots.

In the aftermath of last year’s 9.0 magnitude earthquake, my leaning into this tree, feeling its life force, helped my body recover from its physical disorientation.

Even before the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, followed by the nuclear accident, several life-changing situations had arisen for me in Japan.

Then what was a triple tragedy for so many Japanese people served only to highlight those personal changes even more vividly.

In the most profound sense, something has forever shifted.

So much of what seemed to matter no longer matters so much.

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Catrien Ross on Stretching Your Potential Through the Real Power of Intention to Direct Your Energy Flow

Saturday, March 27th, 2010 - 55 Comments

In my last blog post on reviving your passion and purpose in spring vibrations from Japan, several readers expressed their appreciation of the thought:

Where intention goes, energy flows.

In a future post I will expand this idea within the context of Oriental Medicine’s 5,000 years of applied knowledge about the body’s energy cycles.

But today I offer a simple exercise that demonstrates the link connecting your mind, your real power of intention, and your energy flow.

Have fun with what I call Stretching Your Potential:

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Catrien Ross on Reviving Your Passion and Purpose in Spring Vibrations from Japan

Monday, March 15th, 2010 - 55 Comments

I heard once that birdsong in spring stimulates tree buds to swell into opening.

How about you?

Are you alert to the vibrations reviving your passion and purpose?

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Catrien Ross on Blowing Out Your Negativity in A Puff of Positive Intention to Shift Your Energy

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 - 32 Comments

What if you could blow out your negativity in a puff of positive intention to shift your energy?


Well, you can.

For several years I have been physically blowing out any feelings of negativity in a simple shift of energy I now call A Positive Puff.

I naturally learned this while fuming one day about a personal situation in Japan.

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Catrien Ross on How Negative Self-Judgment Creates A Lifetime of Guilt and Limitation

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 - 20 Comments

Are you your own harshest judge?

In my last blog post I wrote about how judging your day creates your experience.

But what about self-judgment?

What emotional damage do you sustain from how you judge yourself?

Judgments you impose upon yourself can generate guilt that blights years of your life.

The negative verdicts of your inner judge destroy your self-confidence, diminish your self-esteem, cripple your choices, and quash your creative expression.

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