What a wonderful World! (when you’re kind to yourself:) )

What a wonderful world!

I’ve just been driving through the beautiful autumn countryside, seeing all the colours of Autumn creeping through and now I’m sitting at my desk looking out at the garden, which is full of the last flowering of plants with the apples shining like lights on the tree and I’m just so full of joy and gratitude for this wonderful world of ours and so grateful to be here and enjoying it.

My new regime of giving myself space and listening to myself is paying off. I finally have non- negotiable time for myself every morning, (and yes, sometimes I have to get up early to do that and that means earlier nights, which also feel good:) ) I was prompted by reading Rebecca Campbell’s book, Light is the new black. I met her a while ago and her energy is amazing.:)

I spend some time just breathing, into my belly, pause, out again, pause and surprisingly I found that it made a difference when I walk, I have more breath when I go up hills!

I journal. I’ve always found that I get so many insights when I just write about what’s going on in my life and often I get the solutions too. It feels like I give space for my higher self and source to get through to me.

I ask for help from my higher self, source, guides and angels, something I’ve not been very good at doing, so I must have cleared some of my “ I have to do it on my own,” stuff, which feels good.

I breathe in the light and energy of source and imagine it clearing out anything that’s not for my highest good, from my chakras, my bodies, my aura, my cells and if the sun’s shining, I can imagine it as the light from source and that really helps:)

Lots of simple things, that don’t take a great deal of time, but I feel so much more connected to myself by doing them and that’s what it’s really all about. Whatever we’re not happy about in our lives comes down to our lack of connection to ourselves and of course to source. If I’m unhappy about something, part of me is making it mean something about me and that means that I’m not connected to my real, complete self, I’m connecting to a part of me, often very much younger, that created a belief as a means of survival in difficult times. It means that I can’t see the bigger picture, I can’t connect to my current resources and life becomes difficult. Taking time to connect to your real self, that eternal shining being, gives you a more helpful perspective and a chance to use the tools you’ve gained over your life. Life becomes so much easier. You may not be able to change a situation, but when you change how you feels about it, everything changes. And it’s not about getting mad with the part of you that was so under resourced it’s about loving it and all the shadow side of yourself.

YOU ARE DOING THE VERY BEST YOU CAN ……. ALWAYS!

So be gentle with yourself. Celebrate who you are and where you are. Allow yourself to enjoy the world in whatever way works for you. Bless yourself, you’re doing such a great job of living your life, in your unique way, and that’s what you chose to be here for:)

Here’s a tapalong for you on being gentle with yourself:)

May your week be wonderful and may you let your light shine, just that little bit more than usual:)

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With love from Jacqui

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If you’d like to work with me, here are some ways of doing that:)

One to one sessions

3.10.15 Language for change – EFT Masterclass

22.10.15 Creating an EFT Expert Toolkit, Online training.

10/11th October AMT Conference Eastbourne

30/31st January EFT Gathering in York

When the conflict goes you’re back in the flow!

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Hi Folks,

If you read last weeks blog you’ll know that I was clearing conflict between 2 parts of me that were trying to keep me safe in different (and very conflicting!)  ways.

I thought I’d share with you the difference it made. Suddenly I had more clarity about how I wanted my life to be. I remembered the things that light me up and recharge me and did MUCH more of them.:)

I not only finished knitting a bunny for the new grandchild due in November, I bought stuffing for it and some beautiful cashmere and merino wool to make it a blanket! I’m planning on signing up for some knitting classes, as I’m really self taught and basic and I’d like to do things that are interesting. I’m even sorting out my projects cupboard that’s stuffed with all the things I started and didn’t finish, to decide what excites me enough to start again and to tidy it so I can find those things!!

I seem to have won myself a lot of time. I’ve been going to bed early and getting up early, and allowing myself space in the morning for journalling and breathing.

Suddenly it feels as though I’ve got my life back again and of course, it was only me who let it go in the first place:)

It was a really good reminder to me that when things start to get out of kilter it’s time to take a look at what’s going on, clear the things that are stopping you being in the flow and then go out and live your life more joyfully, focusing on really being in the moment.

I was at the seaside in Staithes in Yorkshire at the weekend, it’s one of my favourite places and I had such a great time just pottering, doing what felt good and meeting interesting people. It’s so great how soul connections pop up everywhere when you’re connected to yourself. I spent time hunting for fossils and watching hermit crabs in the rock pools and walking and even went whale watching, (no whales though, just a very curious seal:) ).

Here’s a tapalong about giving yourself permission to be you and do what excites you.

And if I can be any help in resolving any conflict that your parts might be experiencing, let me know and we can do a session together. jacqui@jacquicrooks.com

Or you could join us on 3rd October at the next EFT masterclass Live, which is “Using Language for Change”. There you’ll get to clear your own deep stuff while you learn new tools. We had such fun on the last workshop and here’s what one attendee said, ” I thought I was coming to gain a tool but I see I’m going to gain so much more than that :-) Bless you for a wonderful day and I look forward to sharing the next sessions with you and the others.”

Have fun with your week and may you go with the flow:)

With love from

Jacqui

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Stuck in limbo!

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Hi Folks,

Do you ever find yourself running out of energy? Find that it’s taking much longer to do things than you expected and that you’ve lost your mojo?

I just had a week like that. All sorts of things weren’t flowing. I’d sent out 2 newsletters and the provider managed not to send them, and that was after something that should have taken 30 minutes to do took several hours as they were experiencing a “blip” and were trying to fix it!

Clients forgot to pay me, or forgot appointments, I spent a lot of time avoiding things I thought I “should” be doing and I couldn’t make a decision about anything to save my life!!

So I stopped and looked at my life and tried to work out what was going on. That’s when I realised how many unfinished things I had on the go. So many things on my list that I just hadn’t got around to. When I started to ask myself why, I realised that there was a part of me that was really scared of change. It thought that change meant pain, loss of love and maybe even loss of life. Even just typing that I had an insight. I went back to the time when my brother was born and was ill. I think my mum’s attention went from me to him overnight and at 2 years old I couldn’t understand it, I just knew something had changed  and it hurt and I didn’t want it to happen again!

And at the same time as that part was trying to stop me embracing change of any sort, there was another part of me going, “Come on, get a move on, the world’s an exciting place, let’s go live it!”

All my energy was tied up in the battle between those 2 parts. Both wanted me to be safe and happy, they were just going about it in completely different ways and all my energy was being used up in the battle.

I had a chat with them, while I tapped and thanked them and asked them to find a new way to help me that was much safer and healthier than that, so that my energy could be free to live and enjoy my life.

I had a session with a colleague and suddenly things shifted. My energy felt as though it was mine again. I finally, after living in this house for 5 years, got around to changing to a local doctor, (you can tell I don’t go very often or I might have prioritised that one:) ) It felt wonderful. As though that was the signal that things were freed up. Yesterday I completely rearranged my living room to suit me, rather than for how it might look to a visitor so I got to sit in the sofa I like and sit near the fire last night!! It felt great, as though I was taking the reins of my life back into my own hands. They were small changes, but a sign that things were shifting and that I could make even more changes.

I’m so looking forward to the increased energy and to moving more freely through life:)

I’ve done a short video tapalong on being stuck in limbo, in case there’s any area that that might be going on for you.

And if I can be any help in resolving the conflict that your parts might be experiencing, let me know and we can do a session together. jacqui@jacquicrooks.com

Or you could join us on 3rd October at the next EFT masterclass Live, which is “Using Language for Change”. There you’ll get to clear your own deep stuff while you learn new tools. We had such fun on the last workshop and here’s what one attendee said, ” I thought I was coming to gain a tool but I see I’m going to gain so much more than that 🙂 Bless you for a wonderful day and I look forward to sharing the next sessions with you and the others.”

Have fun with your week and may it be joyously conflict free:)

With love from

Jacqui

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Happiness is …….

………different things to different people.

And that’s true. One person can be happy watching an opera, another by walking in IMG_3680the country, someone else by cooking for their family, someone else by stroking a cat and I’ve been thinking about what is underneath all of these activities that create happiness.

 

 

I believe that under all the activities, what’s really going on for us is that we’re connecting to ourselves and to something greater than ourselves. Whether you call that God, the universe, higher energies I see it as something that is “more than” I am alone.

I’m part of it and it’s part of me and doing something that uplifts me, makes me happy, allows me to connect to that “more than” part of me.

It’s the bright and shiny part, as one of my friends says,:) the golden soul that’s who you are eternally and when we’re connected to that, the world seems brighter, things flow more easily and we shine and spread that happiness around us.

And sometimes we find we just don’t do the things that make us happy and that’s down to old training, rules we’ve created and the “stuff” that comes from family and society.

And the good news is we have the tools to let go of that “stuff”, so we can do more of the “stuff “that makes us happy! Aren’t we lucky!

I went to a group last week, based on happiness and what I realised was how handicapped people are when they don’t have the tools to make changes, to let go of old feelings and beliefs. We truly are blessed to have this wonderful EFT tool in our lives.

It’s why I created my Masterclass trainings Live and Online.

I help people to clear the “stuff” that’s in the way of their shine in weeks rather than months or years and I do it safely.

The more people who shine, the more we get to connect to the shine, and the more we shine, the more others do too. It’s a cascade of good feelings and the world needs that.

Meanwhile, you could look out for happiness ideas coming your way and notice the things in your life that make you happy and do more of them and tap if you find you don’t:)

And here’s a tapalong on happiness

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And if you want your own burst of positivity why not come and join us for the first of the Masterclass workshops this Saturday, 12th September Getting to the real roots of an issue easily – EFT and Timelines – only 2 spaces left!

You’ll connect to a great group of people, learn a lot about how to make your EFT even more effective and you’ll get to clear a lot of your own stuff too. We have a lot of fun and bond into a really loving and supportive group.

Registration for the September Masterclasses online is now closed and there will be a new group starting on 8th October. If you had planned to join us and then missed out this time, please book early to save your place, they go fast 🙂

And of course you can always book a one to one with me, That will increase your happiness:) (and mine!) jacqui@jacquicrooks.comIMG_3664

 

With love from Jacqui

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Lighthouses don’t go running all over the island……

 

 


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“Lighthouses don’t go running all over the island, looking for boats to save.

They just stand there shining”

Ann Lamott

What a perfect quote. Doesn’t it just say it all? I was talking about being a lighthouse to a client the other day and of course, I was saying it for me too. (Don’t you love how your clients help you to learn:) )

I realised that although I know my job is to be me, to shine as brightly as I can, I still get caught up in the old rescuing pattern from time to time and I was doing that in a couple of areas of my life right now. Isn’t it amazing how it just sneaks up on you? One minute you are shining brightly, the next you’re running after those boats and guess what? Those boats are running at least as fast as you are:) you’re never going to catch them and even if you did, they’ll just keep running. Shining is your thing, they may have a different agenda, a different life path and it’s not for you to tell them they’re wrong.

If you are truly embodying you, if you are creating and living your life in a way that supports you, helps you to grow, then you can’t help but shine and in shining, you are inviting others to do the same.

Whether they decide to or not, is none of your business! You are your business and they are their business. It may not be what we were taught as children and it’s still the truth. You can’t make anyone change if they don’t want to and maybe, just maybe, they know what’s best for them in this life. It might not make sense to you, but to a part of them it does.

The most useful thing you can do for them is to shine your own light, wish them well and trust that all is as it should be, trust them to do what is right for them and trust you to know what is right for you (and then tap on any frustration because they just won’t do it your way 🙂 )

Have fun this week, shining your light. If you weren’t responsible for rescuing anyone this week, what would you be doing? Can you invest that energy in yourself? Allow you to shine even more brightly? I’d love to hear how it goes:)

And if you could use a hand in clearing old patterns that are hanging in there, book a session and we’ll get to the root and clear it.

Or join me on the 10th September for EFT Masterclasses online or 12th September for EFT Masterclasses live to learn even more effective ways to use EFT and clear that backlog of your own stuff while you learn:)

Foe those of you new to EFT, there’s also an Introduction to EFT live on the 11th September.

Please pass the dates on to anyone you think might be interested:)

And don’t forget The AMT conference in Eastbourne, where I’ll be talking about Trusting yourself.

And the EFT Gathering in York, where I’ll be talking about Coming Home to Yourself.

These conferences/gatherings are a wonderful way to connect to the EFT community, while seeing what others are doing with EFT. You always leave feeling inspired and uplifted (and of course there’s all the hugs:)