Monday, 24 June 2019

Empathy in a Difficult and Dangerous World

Giraffe speech helps us to connect
Empathy means to stand in another person's shoes, i.e. to see things from their perspective. 

EMPATHY is at the heart of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).  In an NVC context, empathy means to connect with feelings and needs - our own and other people's.

In order to be able to connect with someone else in an empathetic way, we first need to have empathy for ourselves.  

In NVC, empathetic speech is called "giraffe speech".  This is speech which helps us to connect with others and with our own experience. 

With all the violence and conflict all over the world, there has never been a greater need for NVC skills.  NVC helps us to connect using language - to connect with other people's needs and to express our own.

Empathy can be, and has been, used in many situations, including those involving extreme violence.

I am sure you have experienced empathy - either using it yourself or receiving it from someone else, or both.  I encourage you to blog about your experience of empathy in your home, with your family, at your workplace, or in any other situation.

Please post your blog post to the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence 2019.  Go here for details.

Go here to read the blogs from 2018

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We look forward to hearing from you!

Go here for short films about the basics of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

Go here for a short film about NVC and parenting.

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Monday, 10 June 2019

How Visualization Works


Visualisation is a very powerful process. 

As Sunny Sharma explains here, when we visualize, our minds cannot tell whether what we are seeing is happening in the past, present or future.  

He also suggests that we use visualisation as a regular daily practice.  The more we do it, the better we get at it. 

For more about visualisation, and the difference between creative visualisation and guided visualisation, go here to download my FREE ebook Secrets of Manifestation.  

See also:  Guided Visualisation:  Your Key to Power

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Monday, 3 June 2019

Review of Energy Oracle Cards

Energy Oracle Cards
I own several oracle card decks, and this is one of my favourites.  It's my go-to card deck when I can't make sense of what the other cards are telling me.   



The creator of the Energy Oracle Cards cards, Sandra Anne Taylor, author of Your Quantum Breakthrough Code, states that they make us aware of which energies are around at the moment, and where they may lead. This means we can have different readings on different days, as the energies are always changing.  

In truth, all oracle cards work this way, although most cards – and readers – won't tell you this. Divination consists of ascertaining what energies are influencing you, and what may result from them – but this is constantly changing.  

I find these cards very easy to use and understand.  

Some of the cards will be very familiar as they are similar to Tarot cards, although with different names and numbers. Others depict angels and other beings. The illustrations are beautiful. 

The cards can be read either upright or reversed. Sometimes the reversed cards, such as “Broken Heart” or “Hostilities”, are more positive than when the cards are upright. 

My one quibble with the Energy Oracle Cards is that they are numbered, but the numbers do not correspond to the page numbers in the accompanying booklet. Nor are the cards in alphabetical order. I am used to using angel cards, which tend to be alphabetical, so I found this deck a bit confusing at first. But this is a minor quibble.  

If you are looking for a reliable source of divination, I strongly recommend the Energy Oracle Cards.  

See also:  Angel Astrology 101 




Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Understanding Parallel Realities - Shifting To A Parallel Universe


I am not an expert on Reality Transurfing at all.  I am very much a beginner - still learning.  And very keen to learn more. 

What Sunny Sharma is saying in this video is that we can change our circumstances.  We can transform our lives.  If you are wondering, "How can I get what I want and need?", "How can I achieve my goal?", you need to check out this view. 

Reality Transurfing is informing the LOA discussion and the manifestation discussion.  

See also:  How to Practice Reality Transurfing and Easily Apply It.  

For more about the LOA (Law of Attraction), go here to download my FREE ebook Secrets of Manifestation.  

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Monday, 13 May 2019

Applying Empathy to Violent Situations

Mum Looked the Other Way

Mum, 20, “looked the other way as boyfriend punched their baby to death”.  


There are SO MANY of these stories. And many more stories that don't make the headlines, of children being neglected and abused.

An incident starts with anger. The stepfather or stepmother gets triggered by something. Probably something from her past, from her own childhood.

It might trigger a past incident of her being abused, experiencing intense anger and violence from a parent or carer, or a time when she was herself intensely angry or afraid.

Something gets triggered and terrible, unthinkable and unbelievable things happen as a result.

Then we blame the abuser. He or she is “evil”, she or he is a terrible person. We point the finger of blame. But it's this anger and blame that are the root of the problem.

The truth is we all have the capacity for violence within us. We are born with it. It's part of our makeup and it's what helped us to survive in ancient times.

But these horrendous actions can be PREVENTED.

NVC (Nonviolent Communication) is based on EMPATHY.

When rage or fear is triggered in us or in others, we can process it peacefully and safely by applying empathy. That way, everybody wins.

We need to have the skills to practice NVC and there are plenty of opportunities to learn and perfect these skills.

For more about empathy, and how to develop empathetic skills, see:

NVC Resources

Books about NVC

Short Films on the Basics of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

See also: Child Killed by Mother's Partner

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Child Killed by Mother's Partner

Leeds Crown Court
This is such a terrible story.  I HATE stories like this.  And they are all too common.   

 
A man hit his girlfriend’s three-year-old child so hard that he died from internal injuries 36 hours later, a court has heard.  

This is what we are talking about when we talk about nonviolence and Nonviolent Communication (NVC).  We are talking about life and death. 

There are SO MANY of these stories.    I can only list a tiny fraction here.  





These types of incidents can be PREVENTED.  

NVC is based on EMPATHY.  And when we learn the skills of empathy, we can PREVENT these awful violent situations.   

NVC can be highly effective in reducing, resolving and PREVENTING conflicts. 

There are so many reasons why we need NVC.  Family problems and conflicts can be addressed and, in many cases, resolved using NVC.  For more about this, download Affirmations for Parents.  

Download it on Amazon.com here.  

Download it on Amazon.co.uk here.   

See also:  Are We Listening to Our Children?   

Go here for more NVC resources.  

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Jake Ducey Video on How to Manifest $1 Million


Ever wanted to manifest (attract) a million dollars?  Check out this Jake Ducey video on how to manifest $1 million using affirmations and visualization.  

For more about how to use affirmations, see:  Scripting to Manifest Money

Plus download The Power of Affirmations, which will show you how to FOCUS THE POWER OF THE UNIVERSE.  

Go here to download it on Amazon.com 

Go here to download it on Amazon.co.uk 

For more about visualization, see: This Visualization Attracts Money Fast (within 7 days). 

Plus download my FREE ebook, Secrets of Manifestation


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How have you used affirmations and visualization?  Please leave your comments below

Here's to your success!