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IN AN E-MAIL - DECEMBER 2000
Positive States of Mind and Body Again and Again"
by Dr. Barbara Becker
to the monthly publication of The Enchanted Self's e-newsletter!
The following is what you will find in this month's issue.
of the Month
of the Month
Article: Inspiration all Around
Exercise: Who We Are
New Book on the Horizon: RECIPES FOR ENCHANTMENT -- THE SECRET INGREDIENT IS
Enchanted Self E-group is Growing!
Enchanting Questions ...
of the Month
"Get into the habit of singing a tune. It will give you new life and fill you with joy. Get into the habit of dancing. It will displace depression and dispel hardship."
-- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
of the Month
peace and harmony dance in your hearts as you move through this season of joy
and peace on earth. May the spirits that are compassionate help you remember
-- This lovely blessing was sent in via e-mail by Elaine M. Egidio.
for Enchantment #6: A Recipe Designed to Bring Light Into Your World
Take a few deep breaths and look at the world around you. Imagine that you have just returned from a long trip or a serious illness. Notice the colors and the smells that surround you. Listen to all the little noises going on around you. Feel the warmth in the room or the coolness of being outside. Study all the people and animals that come into your awareness. See how different each is. Taste foods one by one and let yourself feel how your house or apartment settles down at night.
promise that this will help you "settle" in to yourself and before you
know it, you will be simmering with a good mood bubbling up inside of yourself.
Inspiration all Around
Dr. Barbara Becker
I think about the communal sharing of Enchantment, I go back to an earlier
longing, which was to know people around the world.
a child, I yearned to have pen pals everywhere.
People are so fascinating and different, and yet in so many ways we share
parallel experiences. As I share THE
ENCHANTED SELF - A Positive Therapy, I keep having the delight of sharing
positive energy with people who are writing to me from around the world.
letter can cheer me, inspire me, and convince me that it is worth struggling to
strive for what is positive in life. For
example, I received a letter from Cindy Dior, an art therapist from
the time I received the letter I had never met Cindy.
However, not only did I feel a kinship, but I felt and I still feel a
joyous sense that there is a synergy around the world in various places, a
magical network of people -- people of all backgrounds who wish and are working
for a more wholesome, optimistic world where we can stay committed to a communal
sharing of positive energies.
Who we Are
some aspect of your life that could be considered tribal such as your religious
background, your ethnicity, your community, or your family.
the next month, make a concerted effort to learn more about the 'tribe' you have
selected. Keep a list of everything
you discover about it and how this affects you in both positive and negative
at the end of the month you don't feel an increased sense of connection with the
tribe you have selected, don't get discouraged. For example, if after a month of
study about the neighborhood in which you live, you feel discontent, then your
neighborhood, although perhaps pleasant and a lovely place to live, it may not
contain the essence of what you need to feel part of a tribe.
does not mean you need to move! Rather,
you may be the inspirational force to make the neighborhood more of a connected
place for everyone living there. For
example, maybe you can start the neighborhood newsletter or visit those who are
sick or aged. The tribe may merely
being waiting for you!
study promotes growth because it helps us clarify our identities without
presenting a high risk factor. You
do not need to leave your religion or your neighborhood if they turn out to not
be a perfect fit. As I mentioned
above, you may find ways to help these 'tribes' work better for everyone while
still taking your uniqueness into account.
thorough knowledge of who we are, as well as a complete picture of what our
chosen tribe has to offer or can offer, is important as we make clear judgment
calls as to how we wish to live. This
is both the gift and responsibility of being an adult.
1: New Book on the Horizon: RECIPES FOR ENCHANTMENT - The Secret Ingredient
new book will soon be published through First Books Library at http://www.1stbooks.com and available at all bookstores.
In fact, I just sent back the third set of galleys, so we are very close.
I will keep you posted on how you will be able to purchase it through
this newsletter. Also, information
is about to be posted on my web site with all the details.
is a breakthrough book, gracefully interweaving psychology/self-help with
inspiration. There's one basic recipe: combine unique positive thoughts and
feelings with positive actions. Do
this every day, and the rest will take care of itself--as if by magic! For
a sneak peak at the book go to my web site at http://www.enchantedself.com.
2: Enchanted Self E-group is Growing!
are invited to become an active participant in Enchanted Self activities through
our e-group at http://www.egroups.com/groups/encself.
Once you sign up and become a member you will have access to The
Enchanted Self on-line calendar, message board, chat room, and much more.
I encourage you to take advantage of this free opportunity to connect
with myself and other Enchanted Self members, as we explore the joys of a
positive and satisfying way of life. Join
us to find out "what's right with you--not what's wrong!"
will soon be announcing on-line chats and other Enchanted Self events.
I will also send out a note to you explaining how you can get the most
out of all of the e-group features. Now
would be a great time for you to sign up and start to learn about how you can
benefit from joining our "enchanted" on-line community.
3: Enchanting Questions ...
you read last month's new bi-weekly publication of The Enchanted Self's
e-newsletter! Each month I will
focus on (and respond to) a question about enchantment and/or a reader's ideas
an "enchanting" month. I
wish you all many enchanted moments!
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