The Law of Emergence – Part One

I’m Peter Winslow. As a life coach in private practice I’ve counseled a lot of people on what it takes to be authentically healthy and abundant. Most people I meet who haven’t achieved what they want in life feel that some form of self-improvement is what they most need.

Not so, according to life coach Derek Rydall, coiner of the “Law of Emergence.” His principle maintains that believing you need to improve yourself is the biggest block to your fulfillment.

Derek says that a belief in so-called “self-improvement” only leads to a feeling that we’re somehow broken, or that we are less than we really are.

So “self-improvement” is an illusion, a pernicious misconception, because the Self is already perfect, whole and complete. You may seek to improve your talents, abilities and circumstances, but at your core you are perfect as you are, and as you are becoming.

The Law of Emergence maintains that just as an acorn conceals the mighty oak tree within it, your true Self contains its own highest purpose. In time, that purpose will emerge organically, and more powerfully than you have so far imagined.

Seeking self-improvement is misguided folly that can breed feelings of inadequacy—which then require even more “self-improvement.” It becomes a vicious cycle, like trying to dig one’s way out of a deeper and deeper hole.

1536-12492745612RynIf an acorn could think, would it try to be good enough to become what it already is—the mighty oak? And how about the caterpillar? Should it strive to look prettier so it can become a beautiful butterfly?

It’s time you knew that, like the acorn and the caterpillar, you already have everything you need to be the ideal you. And this awareness, this quality of being, is what will determine the quality of your life. –Peter Winslow

Resolute Ideas Part Two

I’m life coach and star tsar Peter Winslow. Here are 20 more things for you to consider thoughtfully in the year 2017 to take charge of what moves and motivates you in life:

20 MORE THINGS TO CONSIDER IN 2017

  1. Laugh more often. Realize that this is how gratitude really feels.
  2. Refuse to argue. Instead, agree to disagree.
  3. Communicate with your family more often.
  4. Give something positive to someone each day.
  5. Forgive everyone for everything, including yourself.
  6. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
  7. Make other people smile every day.
  8. Remember that what they think of you is none of your business.
  9. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick, your friends will. Stay in touch.
  10. Walk your talk.
  11. Move everything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful out of your space.
  12. Know that everything that needs to heal, can be healed.
  13. Realize that everything changes.
  14. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  15. Believe that the best is yet to come.
  16. Start everyday feeling grateful.
  17. See the world with childlike wonder again.
  18. Accept what is. Modify your inner perception of it.
  19. Know that happiness is a personal choice.
  20. Choose wisely.

I trust this completed list of 40 Thing To Consider in 2017 has given you much to think about, and perhaps even more to take action on. Tally ho

–Peter Winslow

Resolute Ideas

I’m life coach and star maker Peter Winslow. We’re well into the year 2017 now, and it’s an ideal time to take stock of what moves and motivates us. In the spirit of transition, I thought I’d send this along to you:

20 THINGS TO CONSIDER IN 2017

  1. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a dieter.
  2. Drink more water
  3. Eat more plants and foods that grow on trees, less food that is processed and manufactured.
  4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Enjoyment.
  5. Make time to meditate and pray regularly.
  6. Play more games.
  7. Read more than you did in 2016.
  8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  9. Sleep at least 7 hours each night.
  10. Take a brisk walk daily and smile while you walk.
  11. Cease comparing yourself to others. You have no idea what their life is really like.
  12. Let go of negative thoughts about things you cannot control.
  13. Invest more energy into being present in the moment.
  14. Don’t take yourself too seriously, because no one else does.
  15. Don’t waste your energy on paying attention to what others say and do.
  16. Dream while you are awake.
  17. Stop reminding others of their mistakes.
  18. Make peace with your past.
  19. Realize that your challenges are important teachers.
  20. Life challenges come and go, but the lessons can last a lifetime.

Be sure to stay tuned for 20 More Things to Consider in 2017 coming soon to a device near you.

–Peter Winslow

Part Four: Natural Healing from Chronic Pain

I’m life coach and counselor Peter Winslow. Welcome to part four of our series on the science of natural healing from chronic pain. We have so far learned that the key to recovery from chronic conditions is found in the phenomenon of “neuroplasticity.”

Neurologists have discovered that neuroplasticity works in two ways; it can be either positive or negative. An example of negative plasticity: many elderly people are understandably afraid of falling. Trying to avoid an accident by looking down at the ground in front of them while they walk narrows their field of vision which in turn trains the brain to decrease physical coordination and balance. The resulting changes in the brain actually impair physical mobility and increase the likelihood of a fall, the one thing they were focused on, but trying to prevent.

Researchers tell us that chronic pain is also an example of negative plasticity. It’s the result of the brain repeatedly firing signals on specific neural pathways over time until what was once temporary information becomes an ingrained habit.

It’s like driving a truck on a muddy dirt road; the more you drive over them, the deeper the grooves become. The repeated pain sensations in your body construct an “information superhighway” on the roadmap of the brain, but it is not necessarily a permanent fixture.

Researchers have learned that chronic pain in the body can be reversed through neuroplasticity in the brain. You simply have to adopt the specific habits, behaviors and exercises that replace the old habits and patterns of the past.

If you want to build a healthier body than the one you’ve got now, you can certainly do it. Incorporating mind-body techniques into your exercise regimen is proven to reverse chronic pain and illness, and the sooner you begin, the better off you’ll be.

–Peter Winslow