Cycles of Life Counseling

Cycles of Life Counseling Winston Churchill.

LAURA MERRILL JOCHAI

Acknowledging CYCLES OF LIFE ~ change, seasons of life, and the interconnectedness, and allowing help through them.

“If you think you are going through hell, keep going”.

05/09/2024

Daily Quote 8th of May 2024

If you wait until your body is completely dehydrated before you drink something or completely emaciated before you eat something, your body can get far out of balance. While it is possible to eventually bring your body back to a state of well-being—it is much easier to maintain a healthy physical balance than to recover it after losing it.

Most people never put themselves into the dramatic situation where they are without water or food to the point of doing damage to their physical bodies; however, it is not uncommon for people to deprive their bodies of something equally important: alignment with Source Energy.
In the same way that it is a good idea to drink when you feel the indication of thirst—and therefore maintain your Well-Being long before dehydration is experienced—it is equally important to change the thought and release resistance at the first indication of negative emotion. For while it is certainly possible to withstand negative emotion for long periods of time, it is not the optimal experience for the cells of your physical body.

When you learn to release resistance in the early, subtle stages, your physical body must thrive. Thriving is what is natural to you.

Excerpted from Getting into the Vortex Guided Meditation CD and User Guide

Our Love,
Esther
(and Abraham and Jerry)

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04/12/2024

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Good feelings can become a habitual part of our life. There is absolutely no virtue in the unnecessary suffering, which many of us have felt for much of our life. We don't have to allow others to make us miserable, and we don't have to make ourselves miserable. A good day does not have to be the calm before the storm. That's an old way of thinking we learned in dysfunctional systems.
In recovery, a good day or a good feeling doesn't mean we're in denial. We don't have to wreck our good times by obsessively searching for or creating a problem. Enjoying our good days doesn't mean we're being disloyal to loved ones who are having problems. We don't have to make ourselves feel guilty because other people aren't having a good day. We don't have to make ourselves miserable to be like them. They can have their day and their feelings; we can have ours. A good feeling is to be enjoyed. More than we can imagine, good days are ours for the asking.
Today, I will let myself enjoy what is good. I don't have to wreck my good day or good feeling; I don't have to let others spoil it either. ~Melody Beattie

(Book: The Language of Letting Go [ad] https://amzn.to/3xv7OU1)

(Art: Photograph by Danielle Nelson)

01/05/2024
01/05/2024

"Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real." - Eckhart Tolle

01/05/2024
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10/06/2023

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Take a moment to think about the context in which your next decision will occur: You did not pick your parents or the time and place of your birth. You didn't choose your gender or most of your life experiences. You had no control whatsoever over your genome or the development of your brain. And now your brain is making choices on the basis of preferences and beliefs that have been hammered into it over a lifetime - by your genes, your physical development since the moment you were conceived, and the interactions you have had with other people, events, and ideas. Where is the freedom in this? Yes, you are free to do what you want even now. But where did your desires come from? ~Sam Harris

(Book: Free Will https://amzn.to/46ejd6Y)

(Art: Photograph by Nikos Economopoulos)

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07/23/2023

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Shakespeare wrote: "There is nothing more confining than the prison we don’t know we are in." In other words, whatever we are not conscious of can have a deep hold on us. In critical moments, we can wind up doing its bidding while believing we are making our own choices in life. We are in just such a prison of our own making when we act as if the common world of fact and figures is not only the "real world," but also the only world.
The prison of the modern mind is partly created by the common belief that "reality" can be limited to logic, statistics, and provable facts. Not that the literal world is "unreal," rather that it is the first level of reality and can never depict all that is truly Real. Restricting all modes of presence to a single plane of being leads to being trapped in a narrow view of life and imprisoned in the linear trap of time. Too much "hard reality" and the world becomes as if flat again; we lose touch with all that makes this earth a place of wonder and beauty and hidden possibilities. ~Michael Meade

(Book: Awakening the Soul https://amzn.to/3Q7M3kr)

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07/17/2023

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Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and being alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You have to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes too near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself that you tasted as many as you could. ~Louise Erdrich

(Book: The Painted Drum https://amzn.to/43rf7WP)

07/06/2023

You know what they say about about when we assume…😉

Your assumptions are your windows of the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile,
or the light won’t come in.
- Isaac Asimov

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07/03/2023

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The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

(Book: On Grief and Grieving https://amzn.to/3PBq5WH)

06/30/2023

"A love affair has to do with immediate personal satisfaction. But marriage is an ordeal; it means yielding, time and again. That’s why it’s a sacrament: you give up your personal simplicity to participate in a relationship. And when you’re giving, you’re not giving to the other person: you’re giving to the relationship. And if you realize you are in the relationship just as the other person is, then it becomes life building, a life fostering and enriching experience, not an impoverishment because you’re giving to somebody else … This is the challenge of a marriage."
-Joseph Campbell

From: An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in Conversation with Michael Toms



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06/11/2023

This is amazing!

06/11/2023

Terminal lucidity, "encountering" deceased relatives, and more.

03/04/2023

🤍Instead of trying to get over the grief, feel your feelings deeply, understand the pain, and be intimate with it.

🤍I don't believe we can ever "get rid of" grief, but we can give it a place to live within us that keeps our memories of loved ones safe and warms our hearts.

(Grief never ends… But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith… It is the price of love.-unknown)

02/26/2023

S*x starved? Read this.

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