30 Days of Self-Growth

Video Challenge

This is a 30 day video challenge to guide you into higher levels of Personal Growth & Spiritual Transformation.

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Simply watch each days video and challenge yourself to follow through with the questions and steps for that day.


This will include:

The theme description 
Short article of each video 
Daily questions and challenges

To view the descriptions, questions, and challenges, click on the arrow or words on the green tab above each video that says "Questions and description"

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Day #4 (Questions and description)


What blocks our happiness? What is causing you to be unhappy, or unfulfilled? We often believe it is from things not going the way we want! But is that really true? I believe the root cause of all suffering is trying to be something that we are not!

  • Not excepting who we are
  • Not accepting what we feel
  • Afraid to be ourself
  • Afraid to do what we want to do
  • Afraid of what others think of us
  • Trying not to rock the boat
  • Afraid to speak our truth
  • Wearing a mask with a fake smile
  • Trying to fit in
  • Trying to hide
  • Trying to be important
  • Trying to be heard...etc
Do any of these sound familiar? Fill in your own! These are all signs of old FALSE beliefs from childhood that we are:
  • Not good enough
  • Unworthy
  • A bad person
These core beliefs limit us and keep us afraid and small to avoid reliving unresolved pains from the past. These could be thing like:
  • Not betting the time and attention we needed
  • Not being supported through what we felt
  • Being told how to think and act
  • Would get in trouble for expressing what we thought
  • Physically or emotionally abused
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Double standards
  • Put down for having dreams
  • Bullied, or picked on
  • Told we were stupid, will never amount to anything, unattractive, or fat, or....
You add your own! Basically, when we were not supported and encouraged to be ourselves not getting enough of our needs met growing up, and even disciplined away from ourselves, then we would take on beliefs that we are not good enough, unworthy, or a bad person, and would meet life from these views. These are just beliefs, and beliefs can be changed! Challenge: Make a list of any unsupportive CORE BELIEFS you suspect may be within yourself





Day #15 (Questions and description)


How does manifesting with emotions work? Everything is energy, so when we think habitual negative thoughts we broadcast those particular frequencies out, and tune our receiver into that station to allow that song in. When we focus on supportive thoughts and actions that make us feel good about ourselves we broadcast those emotional frequencies, opening our receiver to that station of feeling good. What our emotional attention is most regularly focused on is what our experience will be. It is like feeling sympathy for someone who is going through a hard time, we can feel the frequency of their upset emotion vibrate within us, and if we allow ourselves to go down there and stay talking and focused on their problem and that line of thinking, we will embody that experience as well. This works the same with things, because they are energy as well. When we hold the image of what we want, and imagine the feeling of experiencing it, our mind sends that frequency into our body, our receiver begins to tune into that station to allow synchronistic opportunities into our lives that will attract what we want. It does take some skill of recognizing when we loose the station we want into doubts and such, but with practice we can reorienting our focus back to the frequency we want and opportunities for congruent action will present themselves to us. Of course this is a participatory universe, so we do need to take the action, and it my require us to step out of our comfort zone. Question:

  1. Where in your life do you get stuck in negative thinking?
  2. How does that effect your life experience?
  3. How might your life be different if you only focused on what you appreciate?





Day #11 (Questions and description)


F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appearing Real This is an irrational fear, which is based on a perceived threat rather that a real threat. If in the past we had a traumatizing experience, our subconscious mind would have associated a threat to our well being to it. If we did not fully resolve this trauma, it would still be in our psyche and in the future when something happens that feels similar, or reminds us of the past traumatic experience, our subconscious mind does not take any chances and simply triggers the fight or flight alarm. Since our subconscious mind is not logical, and has no concept of time, unless we question this habit, our SC will simply keep reacting this way as though it is really happening and we will feel the fear. How to let go of irrational fears: You must contemplate the truth of where your fearful emotions are coming from. Are they real, and actually caused directly from what is happening? Or are they just a perceived threat triggering fear that is coming from your thoughts/beliefs and memories of the past? Do you want your future to be dictated by your past, trying to re-experience something that is not even here anymore? Or, do you want to experience new and exciting things? If we hold onto the past and allow our usual beliefs, thoughts, and behaviours to continue then change cannot happen. If we want our lives to change we need to be willing to change, by letting go of the past, and opening to allow new experiences. An awareness practice will be valuable help in doing this! If you do what you have always done you will get what you always got! Questions:

  1. How often do you feel fear and find yourself automatically reacting?
  2. Do you experience irrational fears?
  3. When fear happens, how often do you investigate the truth of what is causing the fear?
  4. Are you willing to do so now?





Day #4 (Questions and description)


What blocks our happiness? What is causing you to be unhappy, or unfulfilled? We often believe it is from things not going the way we want! But is that really true? I believe the root cause of all suffering is trying to be something that we are not!

  • Not excepting who we are
  • Not accepting what we feel
  • Afraid to be ourself
  • Afraid to do what we want to do
  • Afraid of what others think of us
  • Trying not to rock the boat
  • Afraid to speak our truth
  • Wearing a mask with a fake smile
  • Trying to fit in
  • Trying to hide
  • Trying to be important
  • Trying to be heard...etc
Do any of these sound familiar? Fill in your own! These are all signs of old FALSE beliefs from childhood that we are:
  • Not good enough
  • Unworthy
  • A bad person
These core beliefs limit us and keep us afraid and small to avoid reliving unresolved pains from the past. These could be thing like:
  • Not betting the time and attention we needed
  • Not being supported through what we felt
  • Being told how to think and act
  • Would get in trouble for expressing what we thought
  • Physically or emotionally abused
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Double standards
  • Put down for having dreams
  • Bullied, or picked on
  • Told we were stupid, will never amount to anything, unattractive, or fat, or....
You add your own! Basically, when we were not supported and encouraged to be ourselves not getting enough of our needs met growing up, and even disciplined away from ourselves, then we would take on beliefs that we are not good enough, unworthy, or a bad person, and would meet life from these views. These are just beliefs, and beliefs can be changed! Challenge: Make a list of any unsupportive CORE BELIEFS you suspect may be within yourself





Day #18 (Questions and description)


Appreciation Vs judgement If you truly want to attract more goodness from people, things, and experiences, then living your days with constant appreciation for everything you see will be the creator of the doing so! What we focus on is what we get! So if we focus on what we do not like and what is wrong with ourself, the world, and everyone else, then we will simply get more things to support the belief that the world is filled with things going wrong! The reverse is true with appreciation! Remember the tuning forks and radio station frequencies! Think of something or someone you know and focus on what you appreciate about them. Spend some time and really embody the feeling of what it is you like. Now do the opposite with something or someone with which you do not like. Spend some time and really embody the feeling of being judgemental. What is the difference in feeling between the two? Questions:

  1. How often do you find yourself being judgmental towards yourself, others, or circumstances?
  2. How often to you find yourself in positive thoughts about life that make you feel enthusiastic and happy?
Add them up to see the overall vibrational set-point you are most commonly tuned into
  1. Is this a station you would like to keep listening to?
  2. If not what station would you prefer?
  3. What is 1 change you can do today that will support this to happen?





Day #15 (Questions and description)


How does manifesting with emotions work? Everything is energy, so when we think habitual negative thoughts we broadcast those particular frequencies out, and tune our receiver into that station to allow that song in. When we focus on supportive thoughts and actions that make us feel good about ourselves we broadcast those emotional frequencies, opening our receiver to that station of feeling good. What our emotional attention is most regularly focused on is what our experience will be. It is like feeling sympathy for someone who is going through a hard time, we can feel the frequency of their upset emotion vibrate within us, and if we allow ourselves to go down there and stay talking and focused on their problem and that line of thinking, we will embody that experience as well. This works the same with things, because they are energy as well. When we hold the image of what we want, and imagine the feeling of experiencing it, our mind sends that frequency into our body, our receiver begins to tune into that station to allow synchronistic opportunities into our lives that will attract what we want. It does take some skill of recognizing when we loose the station we want into doubts and such, but with practice we can reorienting our focus back to the frequency we want and opportunities for congruent action will present themselves to us. Of course this is a participatory universe, so we do need to take the action, and it my require us to step out of our comfort zone. Question:

  1. Where in your life do you get stuck in negative thinking?
  2. How does that effect your life experience?
  3. How might your life be different if you only focused on what you appreciate?





Day #11 (Questions and description)


F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appearing Real This is an irrational fear, which is based on a perceived threat rather that a real threat. If in the past we had a traumatizing experience, our subconscious mind would have associated a threat to our well being to it. If we did not fully resolve this trauma, it would still be in our psyche and in the future when something happens that feels similar, or reminds us of the past traumatic experience, our subconscious mind does not take any chances and simply triggers the fight or flight alarm. Since our subconscious mind is not logical, and has no concept of time, unless we question this habit, our SC will simply keep reacting this way as though it is really happening and we will feel the fear. How to let go of irrational fears: You must contemplate the truth of where your fearful emotions are coming from. Are they real, and actually caused directly from what is happening? Or are they just a perceived threat triggering fear that is coming from your thoughts/beliefs and memories of the past? Do you want your future to be dictated by your past, trying to re-experience something that is not even here anymore? Or, do you want to experience new and exciting things? If we hold onto the past and allow our usual beliefs, thoughts, and behaviours to continue then change cannot happen. If we want our lives to change we need to be willing to change, by letting go of the past, and opening to allow new experiences. An awareness practice will be valuable help in doing this! If you do what you have always done you will get what you always got! Questions:

  1. How often do you feel fear and find yourself automatically reacting?
  2. Do you experience irrational fears?
  3. When fear happens, how often do you investigate the truth of what is causing the fear?
  4. Are you willing to do so now?





Day #8 (Questions and description)


How does stress contribute to chronic pain?

  • When we are stressed our body is limited in its healing capacity
  • Sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) takes a lot of energy
  • Worry becomes our thoughts to plan avoiding danger
  • We cannot be in growth and fight or flight at the same time
  • Prolonged fight or fight creates imbalances in our mind and body
  • Imbalances in our mind and body cause physical problems
  • Our body will send us warning signs of the imbalances
  • If we don't listen and take action, the pain will get louder to get our attention
Questions:
  1. How often do you feel tension and stress?
  2. What do you do when you body communicates pain to you?
  3. What do you do to support calmness and ease in your body, mind, and environment?
  4. What is your level of self-care compared to your level of stress and tension?





Day #11 (Questions and description)


F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appearing Real This is an irrational fear, which is based on a perceived threat rather that a real threat. If in the past we had a traumatizing experience, our subconscious mind would have associated a threat to our well being to it. If we did not fully resolve this trauma, it would still be in our psyche and in the future when something happens that feels similar, or reminds us of the past traumatic experience, our subconscious mind does not take any chances and simply triggers the fight or flight alarm. Since our subconscious mind is not logical, and has no concept of time, unless we question this habit, our SC will simply keep reacting this way as though it is really happening and we will feel the fear. How to let go of irrational fears: You must contemplate the truth of where your fearful emotions are coming from. Are they real, and actually caused directly from what is happening? Or are they just a perceived threat triggering fear that is coming from your thoughts/beliefs and memories of the past? Do you want your future to be dictated by your past, trying to re-experience something that is not even here anymore? Or, do you want to experience new and exciting things? If we hold onto the past and allow our usual beliefs, thoughts, and behaviours to continue then change cannot happen. If we want our lives to change we need to be willing to change, by letting go of the past, and opening to allow new experiences. An awareness practice will be valuable help in doing this! If you do what you have always done you will get what you always got! Questions:

  1. How often do you feel fear and find yourself automatically reacting?
  2. Do you experience irrational fears?
  3. When fear happens, how often do you investigate the truth of what is causing the fear?
  4. Are you willing to do so now?





Day #24 (Questions and description)


Subconscious re-programming: Lets face it, not all of our automatic subconscious programs are up to date and supportive to our current goals! The subconscious speaks the language of emotion, so the more you bring emotion, neg or pos, into your experience, the more your subconscious programs are swayed. Focused repetitive practice with full body feeling gets desired new habits into your subconscious mind so that they become automatic. The subconscious excepts things more easily that are familiar to us than things we are not used to. The more we practice imagining what we want and how good it feels to have it in our life as though we have already achieved it, the more these things will become familiar to our subconscious and it will be easier to take new actions towards these goals. The subconscious also excepts things more easily that feel better to us than things we do not like. The more we bring appreciation into every new action we do, the more quickly we will retrain our subconscious to accept them if they are related to feelings of gratitude. The less we practice using words about things we do not like, the less familiar they become to our subconscious mind, and those habits start falling away, making room for more appreciation and gratitude. Questions:

  1. How often do talk about things you do not like?
  2. How long do you talk about them before you reorient your focus on a better feeling way?





Day #11 (Questions and description)


F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appearing Real This is an irrational fear, which is based on a perceived threat rather that a real threat. If in the past we had a traumatizing experience, our subconscious mind would have associated a threat to our well being to it. If we did not fully resolve this trauma, it would still be in our psyche and in the future when something happens that feels similar, or reminds us of the past traumatic experience, our subconscious mind does not take any chances and simply triggers the fight or flight alarm. Since our subconscious mind is not logical, and has no concept of time, unless we question this habit, our SC will simply keep reacting this way as though it is really happening and we will feel the fear. How to let go of irrational fears: You must contemplate the truth of where your fearful emotions are coming from. Are they real, and actually caused directly from what is happening? Or are they just a perceived threat triggering fear that is coming from your thoughts/beliefs and memories of the past? Do you want your future to be dictated by your past, trying to re-experience something that is not even here anymore? Or, do you want to experience new and exciting things? If we hold onto the past and allow our usual beliefs, thoughts, and behaviours to continue then change cannot happen. If we want our lives to change we need to be willing to change, by letting go of the past, and opening to allow new experiences. An awareness practice will be valuable help in doing this! If you do what you have always done you will get what you always got! Questions:

  1. How often do you feel fear and find yourself automatically reacting?
  2. Do you experience irrational fears?
  3. When fear happens, how often do you investigate the truth of what is causing the fear?
  4. Are you willing to do so now?





Day #22 (Questions and description)


Stepping into new experiences with confidence Emotional Resilience: When something happens that is different than we expected or wanted, without emotional resilience, we will not only have a really difficult emotional ride and lengthly return back to feeling ok, but we will also more easily get triggered into negative unconscious reactions and coping behaviours. When we have learned emotional resilience, when things happen and we get pulled off into difficulty or unwanted surprises, we are able to move through them and be okay, bouncing back to balance fairly quickly. Emotional Competence: This is different than bouncing back with resilience. It is kind of the next step past the skill of emotional resilience, because if we learn to make peace with whatever we feel, then we will never get pulled off of center in the first place. I think that the most powerful thing we can ever learn to master is to be ok with whatever arises, no matter what, then no matter what the situation we are better able to adapt to facing it. This creates confidence to help us stay grounded where we can consciously assess the situation, and mindfully move into the most appropriate direction that supports solutions, growth, and intrinsic happiness. Sometimes the biggest healing comes from being willing to sit with your uncomfortable feelings, rather than searching for ways to transcend it, or blaming others how you feel because of what they did. Your happiness is connected to the level of willingness to except and be with feelings of uncomfortableness, because then happiness is not limited to only things you want and like, it's then flowing through all your experiences on every breathe. Now that's true freedom! Awareness practice is needed for this. Questions:

  1. Where in life do your feelings about something limit or hold you back?
  2. What can you do to better handle these situations?
  3. How can emotional competence help better your life?





Day #22 (Questions and description)


Stepping into new experiences with confidence Emotional Resilience: When something happens that is different than we expected or wanted, without emotional resilience, we will not only have a really difficult emotional ride and lengthly return back to feeling ok, but we will also more easily get triggered into negative unconscious reactions and coping behaviours. When we have learned emotional resilience, when things happen and we get pulled off into difficulty or unwanted surprises, we are able to move through them and be okay, bouncing back to balance fairly quickly. Emotional Competence: This is different than bouncing back with resilience. It is kind of the next step past the skill of emotional resilience, because if we learn to make peace with whatever we feel, then we will never get pulled off of center in the first place. I think that the most powerful thing we can ever learn to master is to be ok with whatever arises, no matter what, then no matter what the situation we are better able to adapt to facing it. This creates confidence to help us stay grounded where we can consciously assess the situation, and mindfully move into the most appropriate direction that supports solutions, growth, and intrinsic happiness. Sometimes the biggest healing comes from being willing to sit with your uncomfortable feelings, rather than searching for ways to transcend it, or blaming others how you feel because of what they did. Your happiness is connected to the level of willingness to except and be with feelings of uncomfortableness, because then happiness is not limited to only things you want and like, it's then flowing through all your experiences on every breathe. Now that's true freedom! Awareness practice is needed for this. Questions:

  1. Where in life do your feelings about something limit or hold you back?
  2. What can you do to better handle these situations?
  3. How can emotional competence help better your life?





Day #14 (Questions and description)


Being grounded is an open circuit with our environment that creates flow When a lamp is not plugged in, even if its switch is on, will not light up. For it to turn on it has to be plugged into the current with the switch in the on position. This is like our inner light, if we are grounded with our attention on our body sensations while interacting mindfully with life as it is happening, the circuit is open and our light will shine as life shines back to us! This is being present and we'll feel connected to life as it flows through our awareness and actions. When we are in our head thinking about what we don't like with what is happening, or on some other place or time, we are not plugged in, the circuit is closed, and our light will not shine. We will feel very separate and unsupported by life. Not only that, but all of life's energy meant for our spirits creation through us will get diverted into negative thinking and unconscious habits that take our power away! Our point of power is in the present... no where else! When we are grounded, open, and connected to our body feelings/sensations, we are an open circuit with life, and life force energy will flow through us and fuel us though any challenges, leaving us filled with guidance, enthusiasm and happiness. How do we plug into life? Through awareness practice and mindful actions! Questions:

  1. How do you feel when you are ungrounded in negative thinking?
  2. Has doing that ever helped you in life?
  3. Imagine what you could do and experience if you were always fully plugged in?





Day #15 (Questions and description)


How does manifesting with emotions work? Everything is energy, so when we think habitual negative thoughts we broadcast those particular frequencies out, and tune our receiver into that station to allow that song in. When we focus on supportive thoughts and actions that make us feel good about ourselves we broadcast those emotional frequencies, opening our receiver to that station of feeling good. What our emotional attention is most regularly focused on is what our experience will be. It is like feeling sympathy for someone who is going through a hard time, we can feel the frequency of their upset emotion vibrate within us, and if we allow ourselves to go down there and stay talking and focused on their problem and that line of thinking, we will embody that experience as well. This works the same with things, because they are energy as well. When we hold the image of what we want, and imagine the feeling of experiencing it, our mind sends that frequency into our body, our receiver begins to tune into that station to allow synchronistic opportunities into our lives that will attract what we want. It does take some skill of recognizing when we loose the station we want into doubts and such, but with practice we can reorienting our focus back to the frequency we want and opportunities for congruent action will present themselves to us. Of course this is a participatory universe, so we do need to take the action, and it my require us to step out of our comfort zone. Question:

  1. Where in your life do you get stuck in negative thinking?
  2. How does that effect your life experience?
  3. How might your life be different if you only focused on what you appreciate?





Day #18 (Questions and description)


Appreciation Vs judgement If you truly want to attract more goodness from people, things, and experiences, then living your days with constant appreciation for everything you see will be the creator of the doing so! What we focus on is what we get! So if we focus on what we do not like and what is wrong with ourself, the world, and everyone else, then we will simply get more things to support the belief that the world is filled with things going wrong! The reverse is true with appreciation! Remember the tuning forks and radio station frequencies! Think of something or someone you know and focus on what you appreciate about them. Spend some time and really embody the feeling of what it is you like. Now do the opposite with something or someone with which you do not like. Spend some time and really embody the feeling of being judgemental. What is the difference in feeling between the two? Questions:

  1. How often do you find yourself being judgmental towards yourself, others, or circumstances?
  2. How often to you find yourself in positive thoughts about life that make you feel enthusiastic and happy?
Add them up to see the overall vibrational set-point you are most commonly tuned into
  1. Is this a station you would like to keep listening to?
  2. If not what station would you prefer?
  3. What is 1 change you can do today that will support this to happen?





Day #4 (Questions and description)


What blocks our happiness? What is causing you to be unhappy, or unfulfilled? We often believe it is from things not going the way we want! But is that really true? I believe the root cause of all suffering is trying to be something that we are not!

  • Not excepting who we are
  • Not accepting what we feel
  • Afraid to be ourself
  • Afraid to do what we want to do
  • Afraid of what others think of us
  • Trying not to rock the boat
  • Afraid to speak our truth
  • Wearing a mask with a fake smile
  • Trying to fit in
  • Trying to hide
  • Trying to be important
  • Trying to be heard...etc
Do any of these sound familiar? Fill in your own! These are all signs of old FALSE beliefs from childhood that we are:
  • Not good enough
  • Unworthy
  • A bad person
These core beliefs limit us and keep us afraid and small to avoid reliving unresolved pains from the past. These could be thing like:
  • Not betting the time and attention we needed
  • Not being supported through what we felt
  • Being told how to think and act
  • Would get in trouble for expressing what we thought
  • Physically or emotionally abused
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Double standards
  • Put down for having dreams
  • Bullied, or picked on
  • Told we were stupid, will never amount to anything, unattractive, or fat, or....
You add your own! Basically, when we were not supported and encouraged to be ourselves not getting enough of our needs met growing up, and even disciplined away from ourselves, then we would take on beliefs that we are not good enough, unworthy, or a bad person, and would meet life from these views. These are just beliefs, and beliefs can be changed! Challenge: Make a list of any unsupportive CORE BELIEFS you suspect may be within yourself





Day #18 (Questions and description)


Appreciation Vs judgement If you truly want to attract more goodness from people, things, and experiences, then living your days with constant appreciation for everything you see will be the creator of the doing so! What we focus on is what we get! So if we focus on what we do not like and what is wrong with ourself, the world, and everyone else, then we will simply get more things to support the belief that the world is filled with things going wrong! The reverse is true with appreciation! Remember the tuning forks and radio station frequencies! Think of something or someone you know and focus on what you appreciate about them. Spend some time and really embody the feeling of what it is you like. Now do the opposite with something or someone with which you do not like. Spend some time and really embody the feeling of being judgemental. What is the difference in feeling between the two? Questions:

  1. How often do you find yourself being judgmental towards yourself, others, or circumstances?
  2. How often to you find yourself in positive thoughts about life that make you feel enthusiastic and happy?
Add them up to see the overall vibrational set-point you are most commonly tuned into
  1. Is this a station you would like to keep listening to?
  2. If not what station would you prefer?
  3. What is 1 change you can do today that will support this to happen?





Day #24 (Questions and description)


Subconscious re-programming: Lets face it, not all of our automatic subconscious programs are up to date and supportive to our current goals! The subconscious speaks the language of emotion, so the more you bring emotion, neg or pos, into your experience, the more your subconscious programs are swayed. Focused repetitive practice with full body feeling gets desired new habits into your subconscious mind so that they become automatic. The subconscious excepts things more easily that are familiar to us than things we are not used to. The more we practice imagining what we want and how good it feels to have it in our life as though we have already achieved it, the more these things will become familiar to our subconscious and it will be easier to take new actions towards these goals. The subconscious also excepts things more easily that feel better to us than things we do not like. The more we bring appreciation into every new action we do, the more quickly we will retrain our subconscious to accept them if they are related to feelings of gratitude. The less we practice using words about things we do not like, the less familiar they become to our subconscious mind, and those habits start falling away, making room for more appreciation and gratitude. Questions:

  1. How often do talk about things you do not like?
  2. How long do you talk about them before you reorient your focus on a better feeling way?





Day #24 (Questions and description)


Subconscious re-programming: Lets face it, not all of our automatic subconscious programs are up to date and supportive to our current goals! The subconscious speaks the language of emotion, so the more you bring emotion, neg or pos, into your experience, the more your subconscious programs are swayed. Focused repetitive practice with full body feeling gets desired new habits into your subconscious mind so that they become automatic. The subconscious excepts things more easily that are familiar to us than things we are not used to. The more we practice imagining what we want and how good it feels to have it in our life as though we have already achieved it, the more these things will become familiar to our subconscious and it will be easier to take new actions towards these goals. The subconscious also excepts things more easily that feel better to us than things we do not like. The more we bring appreciation into every new action we do, the more quickly we will retrain our subconscious to accept them if they are related to feelings of gratitude. The less we practice using words about things we do not like, the less familiar they become to our subconscious mind, and those habits start falling away, making room for more appreciation and gratitude. Questions:

  1. How often do talk about things you do not like?
  2. How long do you talk about them before you reorient your focus on a better feeling way?





Day #21 (Questions and description)


Finding center There is a centerline to every swinging pendulum. Our thoughts and emotions are like a pendulum that mentally sways back and forth through different perceptions of what we think and feel. This is an emotional pendulum that is tied to our body, and relays feeling sensations to our mind. Our mind categorizes everything in ways like: good/bad, like/dislike, or safe/unsafe. Our center is the middle point where we can see and feel everything all together from a balanced point of view. The bigger picture! When we calm our attention back into our breathing and body sensations, our focus stops the pendulum on our centerline. When our attention is centered into our body awareness, and with calmness we are no longer swayed into unconscious reactions, but instead can respond with the power of conscious choice. This practice leads to emotional competence, that builds confidence and exciting change! Questions:

  1. What does it mean to feel centered?
  2. How far off center do you get?
  3. How often do you feel centered?
  4. What pulls you off center?
  5. What brings you to center?
Challenge:
  1. Discontinue at least one behaviour/habit that pulls you off center in an unhealthy way
  2. Start at least one new behaviour/habit that centers you into your body





Day #8 (Questions and description)


How does stress contribute to chronic pain?

  • When we are stressed our body is limited in its healing capacity
  • Sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) takes a lot of energy
  • Worry becomes our thoughts to plan avoiding danger
  • We cannot be in growth and fight or flight at the same time
  • Prolonged fight or fight creates imbalances in our mind and body
  • Imbalances in our mind and body cause physical problems
  • Our body will send us warning signs of the imbalances
  • If we don't listen and take action, the pain will get louder to get our attention
Questions:
  1. How often do you feel tension and stress?
  2. What do you do when you body communicates pain to you?
  3. What do you do to support calmness and ease in your body, mind, and environment?
  4. What is your level of self-care compared to your level of stress and tension?





Day #15 (Questions and description)


How does manifesting with emotions work? Everything is energy, so when we think habitual negative thoughts we broadcast those particular frequencies out, and tune our receiver into that station to allow that song in. When we focus on supportive thoughts and actions that make us feel good about ourselves we broadcast those emotional frequencies, opening our receiver to that station of feeling good. What our emotional attention is most regularly focused on is what our experience will be. It is like feeling sympathy for someone who is going through a hard time, we can feel the frequency of their upset emotion vibrate within us, and if we allow ourselves to go down there and stay talking and focused on their problem and that line of thinking, we will embody that experience as well. This works the same with things, because they are energy as well. When we hold the image of what we want, and imagine the feeling of experiencing it, our mind sends that frequency into our body, our receiver begins to tune into that station to allow synchronistic opportunities into our lives that will attract what we want. It does take some skill of recognizing when we loose the station we want into doubts and such, but with practice we can reorienting our focus back to the frequency we want and opportunities for congruent action will present themselves to us. Of course this is a participatory universe, so we do need to take the action, and it my require us to step out of our comfort zone. Question:

  1. Where in your life do you get stuck in negative thinking?
  2. How does that effect your life experience?
  3. How might your life be different if you only focused on what you appreciate?





Day #24 (Questions and description)


Subconscious re-programming: Lets face it, not all of our automatic subconscious programs are up to date and supportive to our current goals! The subconscious speaks the language of emotion, so the more you bring emotion, neg or pos, into your experience, the more your subconscious programs are swayed. Focused repetitive practice with full body feeling gets desired new habits into your subconscious mind so that they become automatic. The subconscious excepts things more easily that are familiar to us than things we are not used to. The more we practice imagining what we want and how good it feels to have it in our life as though we have already achieved it, the more these things will become familiar to our subconscious and it will be easier to take new actions towards these goals. The subconscious also excepts things more easily that feel better to us than things we do not like. The more we bring appreciation into every new action we do, the more quickly we will retrain our subconscious to accept them if they are related to feelings of gratitude. The less we practice using words about things we do not like, the less familiar they become to our subconscious mind, and those habits start falling away, making room for more appreciation and gratitude. Questions:

  1. How often do talk about things you do not like?
  2. How long do you talk about them before you reorient your focus on a better feeling way?





Day #14 (Questions and description)


Being grounded is an open circuit with our environment that creates flow When a lamp is not plugged in, even if its switch is on, will not light up. For it to turn on it has to be plugged into the current with the switch in the on position. This is like our inner light, if we are grounded with our attention on our body sensations while interacting mindfully with life as it is happening, the circuit is open and our light will shine as life shines back to us! This is being present and we'll feel connected to life as it flows through our awareness and actions. When we are in our head thinking about what we don't like with what is happening, or on some other place or time, we are not plugged in, the circuit is closed, and our light will not shine. We will feel very separate and unsupported by life. Not only that, but all of life's energy meant for our spirits creation through us will get diverted into negative thinking and unconscious habits that take our power away! Our point of power is in the present... no where else! When we are grounded, open, and connected to our body feelings/sensations, we are an open circuit with life, and life force energy will flow through us and fuel us though any challenges, leaving us filled with guidance, enthusiasm and happiness. How do we plug into life? Through awareness practice and mindful actions! Questions:

  1. How do you feel when you are ungrounded in negative thinking?
  2. Has doing that ever helped you in life?
  3. Imagine what you could do and experience if you were always fully plugged in?





牯嶺街小劇場的經營團隊是誰?


我們是身體氣象館。1991年由台灣小劇場先驅者王墨林所創立,2007年起由姚立群接任負責人。為以跨文化交流為宗旨的非營利藝術團體。自成立以來,相繼與世界多國的表演藝術家,進行各種實驗性的表演藝術交流。近三十年來,身體氣象館從理論與實踐兩方面,考察並思辨不同文化所展現的身體表演,於創作與策展,逐步引介多個文化暨社會脈絡所建構起來的美學語彙,豐厚台灣劇場藝術的底蘊。

2005年起,接受台北市政府文化局的委託,依照獨力經營、自負盈虧的營運條件,成立「小劇場共同營運實行委員會」,開始負責牯嶺街小劇場的經營管理迄今。營運精神旨於針對小劇場在整體文化脈絡上的影響與軌跡審慎思索,致力將劇場充分歸位於「前衛的表演藝術」、「實驗的跨界藝術」、「創意的形式藝術」,從而促進時代精神的匯聚、互動、發聲,提攜新世代表演藝術工作者發展嶄新的劇場創意,以展現真正的文化公共性。




身體氣象館經營的「牯嶺街小劇場」過去在做哪些事情?


秉持著尊重歷史文化、豐富城市生活、呼應社會脈動的前提,我們知道,經營牯嶺街小劇場,不僅僅是出租場地,而是使劇場成為連結人文與藝術相生共融的嶄新地點。

2005取得新一任的經營權後,在自負盈虧的營運條件下,我們透過集結不同領域工作者組成「小劇場共同營運實行委員會」, 以其豐沛的策展能力,策畫大量主辦、合辦節目:行為藝術、身障者表演藝術、國際表演連結、實驗電影、文化論壇,並透過劇場刊物等不同類型與媒介,以牯嶺街小劇場為基地,向外輻射,讓此一藝文替代空間成為國際知名的劇場創意中心。

自2007年起,因小劇場知名度逐漸提升的出租率,使得營運進入較為穩定的發展時期,我們則更聚焦在深化經營單位-觀眾-藝術家/團體的多方關係。除了提供物美價廉的場地服務,我們也透過發展平台性的計畫如:「年度節目選拔計畫」每年透過跨領域的評審組合,於全年度外租團隊節目觀賞後,遴選出優秀作品並贈送免費演出檔期等獎勵,以提升劇場的藝術高度與活力; 「為你朗讀」著重導讀與座談,公開徵選劇作,並媒合導演進行讀劇演出,悉心建立新人與新作的發表介面;「場地自主策劃」結盟台北藝穗節,主動與眾多登錄團隊面對面會談,共同保持城市節慶的多元活力;推出連結街區商家的「會員暨聯名商家」整合方案;發行《牯嶺街小劇場文化報》;以及實現實驗聲音表演的《樂之形》系列、實驗影像藝術的《EX!T台灣國際實驗媒體藝術展》、身心障礙者藝術和表演人權的《第六種官能藝術祭》等。透過在表演藝術的生態圈之中,有形/無形的資源共享與回饋,使得劇場真實的匯聚了觀眾、藝術家、營運者齊聚一堂,呈現這十多年來生生不息的景象。

此外,我們也承擔營運的使命,完成牯嶺街小劇場的體檢報告,繼而與臺北市政府文化局一起推動歷史建物的調查,持續小劇場建物的維護與修繕,躋身文化資產之列。




為什麼整修完了還需要募資?


牯嶺街小劇場(前警察局中正二分局)於103年由文化局公告登錄為本市歷史建築,依據文資法規定,委由華梵大學進行修復及再利用計畫,進行建物研究、調查與史料爬梳。再經徐裕健建築師事務所辦理整修工程的規劃設計與因應計畫。相關計畫完成文資審議作業後,於107年開始整修工程,文化局也編列經費同步優化劇場專業設備,歷經多方的努力督促下,終於在109年完工,以文化資產風貌呈現在眾人面前。既是文化資產又具實驗劇場魅力的小劇場,見證了歷史的轉變,過去20多年來,更陪伴許多才華洋溢的藝術家創作出許多實驗性強、前衛性高的作品。 由於牯嶺街小劇場的經營合約條件為盈虧自負,並無固定的政府補助款項支持,因此,我們需仰賴場租收入及自籌經費來維持整個劇場的運作開銷(包含人事、管銷、計畫推廣和節目策動,以及因應整修後空間異動的更新等)。整修後,尚須經歷籌備、試營運等測試階段,才能得以逐步恢復正常、安全的運作。 空間上,由臺北市政府文化局進行的工程,主要是針對歷建外觀修復、建物防水、水電管線統整汰換以及無障礙相關設施進行改善。但也因為建物數十年來歷經多個時期的整修,於是剛完工的牯嶺街小劇場,也面對許多預料之外新、舊設施及工程介面整合的問題。 另外,體恤遭疫情影響的藝文團隊,身體氣象館也勉力在試營運期推出場租優惠折扣,也影響營運經費的籌措。 牯嶺街小劇場自1998年成立迄今已培育無數的表演團體與藝術家,扮演著陪伴大家的角色,不論是來欣賞演出的民眾、需要舞台的年輕創作者,肩負著培育更多優秀劇場作品的使命,在擁有文化資產的深厚內涵裡,期望在這個重新啟用的時刻,對於喜愛表演藝術與愛護文化資產的朋友們期望能獲得您熱情支持與實質鼓勵。 基於理解與合作,我們希望能以官民雙方共同努力的方式,儘快重新啟動小劇場,以服務殷切期盼開館已久的藝文團體, 身體氣象館將以劇場經營專業籌辦目前開館必需的軟、硬體配套項目,同步也蒐集藝文團隊及觀眾的使用回饋,以供文化局參酌,讓歷史建物修復及其再利用功能逐漸落實完備。




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本次計劃由誰發起?


《「打開,再打開」重啟牯嶺街小劇場募資計畫》由身體氣象館發起,並協助商品出貨、售後服務。身體氣象館是一個非營利的藝術團體,也是牯嶺街小劇場的經營單位。

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Day #18 (Questions and description)


Appreciation Vs judgement If you truly want to attract more goodness from people, things, and experiences, then living your days with constant appreciation for everything you see will be the creator of the doing so! What we focus on is what we get! So if we focus on what we do not like and what is wrong with ourself, the world, and everyone else, then we will simply get more things to support the belief that the world is filled with things going wrong! The reverse is true with appreciation! Remember the tuning forks and radio station frequencies! Think of something or someone you know and focus on what you appreciate about them. Spend some time and really embody the feeling of what it is you like. Now do the opposite with something or someone with which you do not like. Spend some time and really embody the feeling of being judgemental. What is the difference in feeling between the two? Questions:

  1. How often do you find yourself being judgmental towards yourself, others, or circumstances?
  2. How often to you find yourself in positive thoughts about life that make you feel enthusiastic and happy?
Add them up to see the overall vibrational set-point you are most commonly tuned into
  1. Is this a station you would like to keep listening to?
  2. If not what station would you prefer?
  3. What is 1 change you can do today that will support this to happen?





Day #14 (Questions and description)


Being grounded is an open circuit with our environment that creates flow When a lamp is not plugged in, even if its switch is on, will not light up. For it to turn on it has to be plugged into the current with the switch in the on position. This is like our inner light, if we are grounded with our attention on our body sensations while interacting mindfully with life as it is happening, the circuit is open and our light will shine as life shines back to us! This is being present and we'll feel connected to life as it flows through our awareness and actions. When we are in our head thinking about what we don't like with what is happening, or on some other place or time, we are not plugged in, the circuit is closed, and our light will not shine. We will feel very separate and unsupported by life. Not only that, but all of life's energy meant for our spirits creation through us will get diverted into negative thinking and unconscious habits that take our power away! Our point of power is in the present... no where else! When we are grounded, open, and connected to our body feelings/sensations, we are an open circuit with life, and life force energy will flow through us and fuel us though any challenges, leaving us filled with guidance, enthusiasm and happiness. How do we plug into life? Through awareness practice and mindful actions! Questions:

  1. How do you feel when you are ungrounded in negative thinking?
  2. Has doing that ever helped you in life?
  3. Imagine what you could do and experience if you were always fully plugged in?





Day #18 (Questions and description)


Appreciation Vs judgement If you truly want to attract more goodness from people, things, and experiences, then living your days with constant appreciation for everything you see will be the creator of the doing so! What we focus on is what we get! So if we focus on what we do not like and what is wrong with ourself, the world, and everyone else, then we will simply get more things to support the belief that the world is filled with things going wrong! The reverse is true with appreciation! Remember the tuning forks and radio station frequencies! Think of something or someone you know and focus on what you appreciate about them. Spend some time and really embody the feeling of what it is you like. Now do the opposite with something or someone with which you do not like. Spend some time and really embody the feeling of being judgemental. What is the difference in feeling between the two? Questions:

  1. How often do you find yourself being judgmental towards yourself, others, or circumstances?
  2. How often to you find yourself in positive thoughts about life that make you feel enthusiastic and happy?
Add them up to see the overall vibrational set-point you are most commonly tuned into
  1. Is this a station you would like to keep listening to?
  2. If not what station would you prefer?
  3. What is 1 change you can do today that will support this to happen?





Day #15 (Questions and description)


How does manifesting with emotions work? Everything is energy, so when we think habitual negative thoughts we broadcast those particular frequencies out, and tune our receiver into that station to allow that song in. When we focus on supportive thoughts and actions that make us feel good about ourselves we broadcast those emotional frequencies, opening our receiver to that station of feeling good. What our emotional attention is most regularly focused on is what our experience will be. It is like feeling sympathy for someone who is going through a hard time, we can feel the frequency of their upset emotion vibrate within us, and if we allow ourselves to go down there and stay talking and focused on their problem and that line of thinking, we will embody that experience as well. This works the same with things, because they are energy as well. When we hold the image of what we want, and imagine the feeling of experiencing it, our mind sends that frequency into our body, our receiver begins to tune into that station to allow synchronistic opportunities into our lives that will attract what we want. It does take some skill of recognizing when we loose the station we want into doubts and such, but with practice we can reorienting our focus back to the frequency we want and opportunities for congruent action will present themselves to us. Of course this is a participatory universe, so we do need to take the action, and it my require us to step out of our comfort zone. Question:

  1. Where in your life do you get stuck in negative thinking?
  2. How does that effect your life experience?
  3. How might your life be different if you only focused on what you appreciate?