Just say YES!

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Hi Folks,

What I learnt from doing the EFT Founding Masters program was Just say yes! work out the hows later:)

I’ve been to visit my favourite place this weekend, Yorkshire, known to it’s inhabitants as Gods own country and I know why. It’s so beautiful, hills and moorland, big skies, small dales, tumbling streams. It feels like home to me and I’m drawn there several times a year. My mother family come from that area, so although we didn’t visit much as a child, maybe there’s something ancestral that came down to me from there. I can feel myself relax at a certain point of the journey, I’m home and safe:) I was thinking on the journey about the hills and how much I love them. whether I’m on them looking down, or below them looking up, they inspire and support me. I’ve always understood the quote, “I look to the hills, from whence cometh my help.”

It reminded me of the time I took the EFT Masters program with Gary Craig and Ann Adams. I saw it advertised and I knew it was for me. For the 1st time in my life I had no doubts about my ability to do it and I signed up. I had no idea what was involved but I knew I had to say yes and worry about it later….and I did! It was the hardest thing I’d done in my entire life and probably the most satisfying. The application alone took weeks. We had to answer questions that required a lot of thought, (no multi choices here!). then they went through our websites and our business cards and stationery. they looked at anything we had on the web, anywhere. we had to get references from trainers, colleagues, clients.

When we were accepted, (they only accepted 2/3rds of British applicants and 1/3 of Americans) we then had to do a demonstration in from of Ann and Gary and our colleagues and an invited audience and be questioned about what we did and why we did it, afterwards.

Following that, we had a year to complete the exam which entailed answering questions about our demonstration and what we could have done differently and then 16 essay type questions! As I said, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done and the most rewarding as I found out so much about myself and my way of using EFT by going through it!

When I finally heard I’d passed and was an EFT master, I ran to my local hill, “My” space, and I thanked the universe and all who’d been part of it. I felt as though I would burst with the gratitude I was feeling and I remember I saw a plane in the sky and told the universe that I was accepting the challenge to get EFT out worldwide and you probably know the rest of the story!

What came to me, rethinking that time, is how powerful saying yes is and how, once you do, the whole universe moves round to support you. It also confirmed the power of the Law of Attraction. If you are 100% convinced, you can’t do anything but attract what you want. I was so certain that day that my job was to travel and take EFT around the world that every part of me was in alignment and I attracted what I needed to achieve that. So… the next time someone invites you to do something try saying yes and see what help you attract…you might be surprised:)

Here’s a tapalong on saying YES

Full of the joys of Spring!

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What a wonderful world!

Isn’t it amazing how great you feel when the sun comes out after hiding behind the black storm clouds? And it always does!

Even when it’s hidden, part of you knows it’s there and it’s only a matter of time before it’s out and shining on you again, with all it’s warmth and comfort.

Being ill since the new year was so interesting. It took me to all sorts of places and gave me so many opportunities to have a clear out of old, longstanding patterns that no longer work for me. Even as I wallowed, part of me knew it wouldn’t last, it was an opportunity and soon things would be different. It never ceases to amaze me how if I’m in a wallow place I can’t imagine being anywhere else and if I’m in a good feeling place I can’t imagine being anywhere else! And all the time a part of me knows both are just part of life’s rich pattern 🙂

I’m well again now and full of energy and inspiration after the clear out of the old and so things are flowing beautifully in my life.

The Money program last Thursday was great. So much good stuff to work on and I’m looking forward to seeing where people are, after the program finishes.

Then I held the first of my Masterclass Live workshops on Saturday and I remembered how much I love workshops where you have time to connect with people on a deep level and people can have the time to immerse themselves into the learning and have time to practise and feel confident. The next one is Using language for change, (including reframing) on the 22nd Feb

It was a great group, (I love how I attract such lovely people to my workshops:) ) we have a wonderful time and it was so satisfying being able to share what I know works, to let go of the outdated ways of working and see people taking their practice to a new, deep level. The work the people on the workshop with each other was astonishing. they got to such deep levels of healing. they felt amazed at what they had achieved and I had the satisfaction of knowing that they’ll use what they learnt to benefit their clients.                         Here’s what they said afterwards.

“Thanks again for the magical day yesterday, I was so excited to be sharing such powerful energy.”

Many thanks for yesterday. I was still inspired this morning so carried on from where I left off yesterday…and did some more shifting!”

Yesterday I went for a walk for the first time since the new year and although it was frosty, it was sunny and you could feel things growing in the earth. you could smell it. I get so excited at this time of the year, spring’s on it’s way, the earth is renewing itself and we can do the same. I feel as though I’ve had my spring clean and now I’m ready for the off:)

This year will be really interesting for me, as I am creating everything that I am doing, from scratch. It feels like I’m starting again and I’ve moved out of the scary space, into the place of possibilities. I’m sure that there will be so many new, wonderful opportunities coming my way this year and if you’d like to be part of it, why not think if there’s something you would like do, collect a group of friends and invite me to create a workshop for you:) I can create one on anything you want. It could be teaching advanced EFT skills, it could be creating abundance, releasing overwhelm, creating powerful goals. anything is possible, if you think it is 🙂  I love travel, so anywhere is possible and I’m setting the intention that I get to meet even more lovely people in even more lovely places over this year.

I’d love to hear what your intentions are, why not let me know jacqui@jacquicrooks.com

With love from Jacqui

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When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars!

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Well… I want to say welcome back to the world! If you read the previous blog, you’ll know I had “the bug.” Most of the rest of the people around here had it too, but I don’t usually catch anything, so I was surprised and I guess, horrified, to find I’d succumbed, just like everyone else!

There was a lot of “That’s not supposed to happen,” “I’m supposed to know better,” “How come I didn’t see I was out of balance,” going on, before I finally settled down and allowed myself to just be where I was. The thing about being a therapist and knowing you have choices, is that nothing feels random anymore, so there’s a need to take responsibility for what’s going on.

As I said in the last blog, one of the things going on was that I’d said I wished I could stop telling my old stories and this certainly sorted that one! And as it continued and I discovered that anything requiring effort sent me back to bed, I wondered what else was going on and what I discovered was the old belief, that I can’t have time off unless I’m ill was in play. It was created in childhood, when as children we went to school however poorly we were, unless we could prove we couldn’t get out of bed!

I’d promised myself time off over Christmas. Time to potter, to catch up, to do jigsaws, embroidery, make lace, all the things I don’t give myself time to do and I hadn’t done that, apart from Christmas I’d carried on focusing on work and I was mad with myself for not taking the opportunity as I’d planned. Being ill gave me the perfect excuse to switch off, not that I was able to do any of the things I’d planned, but at least I wasn’t working!

It made me look at my life with fresh eyes and see what I’d created. I love my life and I love the things I do and certainly it’s not very balanced, work takes over most of my waking time and though I enjoy it and it feels good, it also feels that I’d benefit from more of a balance, adding more fun, non work things in. I’d already put into place computer Monday, when I do the blog, newsletter, any videos and social media stuff and that works well, because it’s done and dusted at the beginning of the week and I don’t have to keep it in my energy system. I’m planning on working the rest of the week that way too. It requires more planning than usual, putting things I need to do in specific places in the calendar, so I don’t have to carry everything in my head and I think it will work. If I decide not to do something at the time planned, I’ll know I can move it to a different time and I can stop beating myself up because I’m not working. I think it will work and it will deal with the left overs from when I first started work for myself when every time I talked to my mum she said “shouldn’t you be working!” I think the child part of me just took over the job of saying that and I’ve been responding to it all these years.

So, there’s a gift in everything, if you look for it. If something’s not working in your life, what might it be telling you? What information can you find? How can you change things so that you no longer need to get the message in an uncomfortable way?

Join me in thanking the universe for the wonderful way it works. Know that it’s all good, we’re not meant to suffer, just to get the message and move on. Let’s welcome the world in it’s infinite variety, knowing that we’re an important, integral part of it.

Tapalong on dealing with the uncomfortably unexpected!

Even though that wasn’t what I expected, I’m OK

Even though maybe it was exactly what part of me expected and that’s why it happened, I’m OK

Even though it’s hard to believe there’s a positive side to this, I’m open to the possibility that there may be, if I allow myself to see it.

I didn’t want this

At least I don’t think I did

What if part of me thought I did?

What if part of me knew this was the only way to get a message to me?

What if it’s perfect in it’s own way?

What if I needed to hear this in this way, so I can learn and make changes?

What if this is a real gift?

What if I can use this as a simple way to see me and my life differently, so I can recreate my life as I really want it? And maybe I can be grateful for the message and take the learning and let the message go, it’s served it’s purpose and I’m OK.

It’s a new year, spring is on it’s way, let’s have fun together.

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If you live in the UK and you want to clear out the roots of the beliefs that are keeping you stuck, you could join us on January 17th for the Masterclass, Getting to the roots of an issue easily.

You could join us on the Money program webinar, starting on the 15th January. (Both rescheduled because of the bug.)

If you’re tired of repeating the same patterns and you want this year to be different, why not book a 1 to 1 session with me and have a really thorough spring clean?

Whatever you do, enjoy yourself, in whatever way works for you:)

With love from Jacqui

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Getting what you ask for!!!

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Do you remember that from child hood? “You’re asking for a good hiding,” or the “I’ll give you something to cry about!” when you were upset about something. You didn’t know you’d asked for any of those things and it was really confusing.

Well I think I’ve just asked for something I didn’t realise that I had and I was very confused!!

If you’ve been reading my blog and news letter, you’ll know I’ve been planning the new Money program webinar and of course as I plan, things pop up for me and I work on them and use what I’ve learned to go into the program.

One thing I really learnt was how hard it is not to keep telling my old money stories. I’d decide to tell a new one and repeat it to myself and write it in my journal and still, sometimes, when I was talking to someone the old version would sneak out. There was a port of me that desperately wanted it to be heard, that needed it to be out there.

I remember saying to a friend “I wish I could stop telling that old story, I know it does’t work for me and I’m tired of it, and still I tell it. I do wish I could stop.”

My subconscious I think must have heard that as an instruction! I started with a sore throat last Thursday, lost my voice on Friday and still can’t talk. How’s that for getting what I asked for! 🙂 In addition I had to deal with all the panic of the part who thought it was important for me to get it out there, plus the beating myself up because I didn’t realise what was going on BEFORE I got ill! Am I the only one who does that? The “I should know better, how come I didn’t notice what was happening before I had to get sick to notice it.” It really doesn’t make being sick a comfortable place to be.

Still, it feels like I have something to work on now and I’ve stopped beating myself up, which feels good. I still can’t swallow or talk and maybe I just needed a few gentle days to be with me and that’s OK, I’m doing it and planning on enjoying the space:)

So here’s a hint for you. If something unexpected happens, consider what you might have been saying to yourself, or someone else. The subconscious picks things up very literally, so if you can work out the gift in the situation, you can take that and clear the rest.

I’m back off to bed now, making a drink and doing the blog has worn me out:)

I wish you all a healthy New Year:) and if it’s not, take the time you need and be gentle with yourself.

If you want to change your money story, why not join us on the Money program. It starts 8th January for 3 weeks, unless I still can’t talk in which case it will start 15th Jan

No tapalongs today, I don’t have enough brain working:) but here’s a link to my interview with Tania, with a tapalong in case you’ve not seen it

Have fun out there in the world,

With love from Jacqui

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