Something Completely Differrent

I usually write about the Mindshifters Group meeting here, but today I would like to share three short videos from which have a very strong relevance to the work we do in the Mindshifters Group and the goal of all that work, which is: To make the world a better place by making ourselves better people.

The first video is only four minutes long:

The second video is about the need to bring back the Golden Rule and actually bring it back to life in our daily lives.

The last video is yet another real life example of what Guy Finley describes as, “Lessons Ride In On The Back of Events”, “And the intensity of my resistance to an event is in direct proportion to the importance of the lesson I need to learn from the event.”


We come from Love, we are made of Love, we are Love. Everything else is false.

Dr. Michael Ryce – Communication: "Did You Hear What I Think I Said?"

Tuesday night the Mindshifters group listened to the first half of the lecture by Dr. Michael Ryce on Responsibility Communication. Dr. Ryce clearly defines Responsibility Communication as being distinctly different from what most of our culture practices. Most of us are taught to use projection communication, which is based on blaming other people and situations for what we are feeling and experiencing.

Responsibility Communication is only possible when we realize that we are creating what we call our “reality” and that this “reality” is unique to each of us, and is caused solely by where we choose to focus our conscious awareness. When I create an experience for myself and then choose to blame someone, or something else for what I experience, I am practicing projection communication. Any communication which “blames” is projection communication. Any communication which clearly identifies me as the creator of my experience is Responsibility Communication.

Dr. Ryce introduces us to a Responsibility Communication worksheet during the lecture and it is available for free to download from his website There is also a wonderful book by Robert Bolton titled People Skills, which details much of the same essential skills for effective communication and can give some assistance with the mechanics of “Reflective Listening”. Dr. Ryce however is able to add depth and power to the process of Responsibility Communication by integrating the knowledge of the Forgiveness Process and difference between what actually happens and “the reality” I create in my own mind about what has actually happened.

I highly recommend the lecture for the examples he gives of two different letters which were written using Responsibility Communication, one for a personal issue and one for a business issue. These two letters and an understanding of the principles behind their construction make this video a must see for people who want to be empowered by their communication rather than frustrated by their mis-communication.

Once again the group provided a loving and supportive atmosphere for discussion and the space for me to work through a Reality Management Worksheet. My thanks to all those in attendance for your support and holding the energy of Love as I worked through the worksheet.

We come from Love, we are made of Love, we are Love. Everything else is false.

Forgiveness: Who Really Needs It?

On Sunday I had the honor of addressing the congregation at the Unity Church in Crystal Lake, IL.
This Unity Church is the host of our Mindshifters Group, for which I am most grateful!
To listen to the meditation and or the talk, follow this link. Click Here

Your Comments are welcome as always.

We come from Love, we are made of Love, we are Love. Everything else is false.

Dr. Hayes Teaching EFT Class April 30th, 2011

EFT is a remarkable self-healing technique that uses your body’s natural stress reduction points to produce rapid change. Stimulation of these points by touching or tapping has been scientifically demonstrated to quickly reduce anxiety, depression, and phobias often leading to the reduction of physical symptoms like headaches, muscle stiffness etc. EFT also has the potential to improve your mood, boost your vitality, and dramatically improve your performance at work, school, sports, losing weight, stopping smoking or other habits, and managing anger. EFT has been written about in national magazines, the Wall Street Journal, and on national TV.

I will be teaching this class once again at the fabulous facility at Relax 4 Life in Barrington, IL on:
Saturday, April 30th 2011 $100 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you are a social worker, counselor, teacher or massage therapist and want 6 CEU’s for this workshop ($5 additional processing fee per class date).

Click here for more details