Writer’s block!

I have always struggled with writing and for years I believed that I just couldn’t write. At school, though maths and science was easy, I could never quite grasp the mechanics of how to write. I remember one of my teachers told me once that I had good ideas, but I needed to flesh them out – my prose read like a telegram. I couldn’t understand what she meant and she wasn’t able to explain it to me. Now, years later, I read what I wrote then and agree with her – I was writing telegrams!

In a way, I feel somewhat cheated of the opportunity to express myself creatively through writing, something which I now love doing. But, at the same time, I understand that it’s all a process and a journey and something which we all learn at different speeds and different times in our lives. In my case, becoming a teacher gave me the opportunity to learn all the things I had missed in my own schooling and understand how to structure my writing, but I still lacked self-confidence for a while. And that’s where Resonance Repatterning came to the rescue!

Through the Writing Repatterning, Self-Image Repatterning, Belief Repatterning, Creative Self-Expression Repatterning and more, I was able to shift the energy blocks that have been holding me back and reach a point where I enjoy writing and have the courage to publish a blog post like this one! It’s an ongoing process to be sure, but I feel like I am light-years ahead of where I was and keen to help others discover this joy.

So what about you? Have you found your writing voice yet? Do you love writing, but struggle with writer’s block? Perhaps you know just what to say, but wrestle with the idea of putting yourself out there, sharing your writing and ideas with others, and stepping into the limelight. Resonance Repatterning can help with all these problems and so much more!

Click here to find out more about Resonance Repatterning or contact me today to book a session and transform those negative thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that hold you back, into positive ones that allow you to manifest what you want and fill you with boundless energy, joy, and a deep sense of well-being. 


Are You a Healer Struggling to Be Seen?

“Step Into the Spotlight”
with Resonance Repatterning®

When I volunteered to be the practitioner for the January 2018 Walking Our Talk group Resonance Repatterning session I had no idea on which topic I wanted to focus. So I let it simmer on the back burner of my mind.

Then one of my friends shared a post on facebook about a retreat. I’ve been thinking of leading a retreat next year, so I was curious to know who was running this event.

I went to the webpage and this retreat looked great! But there was no mention of who was leading it. Ok. Maybe that was an oversight.

But I still wanted to know: “Who is this woman who put together this fabulous offering?” So I looked at her homepage.


Well, surely she’s on her About page?


The About page detailed her personal journey from pain to healing. She shared her values and why she loves her work. When I finished reading her page, I felt like I knew a lot about her.

But would I go away on a retreat with her?

No way.


There was no picture of her.

And she never once even told us her name!

Clearly she put a lot of time and energy into developing her website and telling her story. But, if you want me to get on a plane to some remote, exotic place, and spend 5 days with you, you at least have to tell me your name and show me your picture. Right?

So that’s how my topic for the monthly Walking Our Talk Repatterning emerged.

When “Stepping Into the Spotlight” came to me, I thought, “That’s it!”

That’s exactly what I need in order to move to the next level, both professionally and personally.

I think a lot of healers struggle with visibility issues.

I know I do.

Each step of the way in building my full-time Resonance Repatterning® practice I’ve had to “kick myself out of the nest.”

That’s what I call it.


I know what it feels like when your resistance to moving out of your comfort zone is so strong that it feels like even a stick of dynamite won’t budge you.

So you know what I do?

I give myself Resonance Repatterning® sessions and I receive sessions from other practitioners.

In building my own professional practice, and working with clients over the past 17 years, I’ve learned that there are so many facets and underlying patterns that hold our visibility blocks in place.

Everything from past lives of persecution and banishment (witch trials? Inquisition?), to not wanting to come off as ego-driven or conceited, can make being seen in the world a terrifying thing.

Add in all those generational, family and karmic patterns – with a dash of earlier experiences from this lifetime – of not being seen, heard and believed – and it’s no wonder so many of us shy away from being seen in all of our glorious magnificence!

I think women, especially, struggle with visibility issues. The #metoo movement is bringing to light just how many of us have earlier experiences of unwanted sexual attention.

From catcalls on the street, to groping, to rape – they all leave their energetic imprint.

These earlier experiences give rise to ingrained patterns of “It’s not safe to be seen” and “I need to be quiet and stay under the radar.” And you have to keep chipping away at them.

Have you heard the saying, “New level, new devil?”

I’ve found that with each new level of visibility comes yet another challenge to clear these out-dated patterns at a deeper level.

That’s why this “Stepping Into the Spotlight” Repatterning is ideal for:

• RR Students facing observation for certification
• Newly Certified Practitioners giving RR demonstrations in your local community, and
• Seasoned practitioners ready to up-level their business.

But truly, this session is for anyone who yearns to break free of the chains of the past and be seen and heard in a bigger, more effective way.

If you would like to identify and clear these patterns in yourself, please contact Elizabeth Tobin for a session today. The world is waiting for you!

Welcoming a new vision for a new year

I received a wonderfully gentle resonance repatterning session today which left me feeling relaxed in my body in a way that I have never felt before. I can only describe it as a kind of liquid warmth, melting quietly and calmly into me. The image that comes to mind is of golden molten light, like the sun’s rays reflecting on gentle waves that are smooth and curvy and so so quiet.  And the sound is of aaaaaahhhh ….. and mmmmmmm …. almost imperceptible.

source: writerscafe.org/writing/cfroman/747169

How welcome this feeling is at the end of a week where my mind is tired from working on the computer.

Thinking about the New Year and of what to write here has also been a central theme. It being THE time that many of us talk about setting our goals for the year ahead or making new year resolutions, pondering how to show up in the world, shiny and bright, with purpose and passion, I had thought this would be a good topic for the beginning of January.

Until now that is, when Resonance Repatterning stops me in my tracks and gives me something more majestic to ponder.

One statement today captured me as I was asked to repeat its words. I hardly ever recall what comes up in a repatterning session afterwards (either when giving or receiving) yet today this statement sits boldly before me.

“My inner light gives me clear vision”

…. These words make me pause …. and become still.

When I expected to be writing about setting intentions and goals, seeing them out there ahead of me, illuminated clearly between me and the horizon, I did not anticipate being brought back here, to stand in the midst, to be in the moment, to experience the light inside.

No matter how much I know that we are connected to the source and that all we need is already within us, I am still drawn to thinking that I need to set my sights on things outside of me, things I need to accomplish, and achievements that will make me feel accomplished.

To notice how my mind can put out these persuasive messages, that this time “I just need to set New Year’s resolutions in a more effective way in order to achieve them”, is enough to call its bluff. Thank God for resonance repatterning and the way it reminds me to let go of the repetitive patterns that do not work for me, like trying to set ever better new year resolutions or life goals.

Instead it reminds me to relax and step into the light within, trusting it to illuminate where I go and how I shine.

How magical a gift is resonance repatterning, enabling us to tap into the wisdom within and all around us, and to reconnect to our inner vision.
What a wonderful process to help us see our light within and reflect it around the globe.

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What do you think, feel, believe, know? It will be lovely to hear from you. You can add a comment in the chat box below.

Also to find out more about Resonance Repatterning or receive a coaching or healing session contact me. Thank you ❤

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Revolution from the inside out

Before experiencing Resonance Repatterning in 2000 my inner compass was set to terror, rage, grief, self hatred, shame and worthlessness. Life felt pointless with the odd moment of relief. Now it’s the opposite and however challenging my outer circumstances are, my inner state is one of calm joy, along with a deep appreciation of being alive. I still have the odd moment when I forget I have a choice but I’ve almost forgotten how desperate I used to feel. It is not an exaggeration to say I believe it has saved my life.

To put it simply, I just feel better. Better than I thought possible. As it is for so many of us, my life began with trauma. I was taken from my mother immediately after birth. I spent most of the first two months of my life alone. I was adopted and then experienced years of violence and abuse on all levels. When I was at my most helpless I felt severely let down. I didn’t know what it was like to feel relaxed, held by life or welcomed. I had received a clear message that I was unloveable and was here to be punished. I lived this reality long after the external abuse had stopped. I moulded myself to be liked by others because it felt like a matter of life and death. When I was a baby and a small child, it was. Mostly that meant keeping quiet, making myself as small and invisible as possible. I used to numb myself with a whole array of addictions. Those early experiences, especially the first two months of life and certainly the first four years set the scene and the patterns formed then keep on repeating, for better or worse, unless we choose to interrupt them.

Thanks to Resonance Repatterning I’ve gradually switched my focus to self acceptance and self love. Some people like me, some don’t, either way I’m ok, it’s no longer a matter of survival. I survived. You survived too if you’re reading this. These ways of being kept us alive and are now simply outdated. Now we are free to create a sense of safety so we can welcome back younger parts of ourselves that shut down or split off. We’re now free to be who we are at our core and to do what truly makes our hearts sing. Because I resonated with these patterns, that is what I experienced. Even when I met people who did love me, I wasn’t able to receive the love. I know now how treasured by life I am, how much we all are and it feels gorgeous. I now have an inner mother and father who nurture my child aspect and it finally feels safe enough to land in my body.

What has made the difference is the support to be with painful feelings and access the courage to breathe into them, feel and release them, move with them as they naturally transform; along with lots of shaking to release trauma stored in the body. The first year or so was intense transformation then it became more gradual, with lots of stops and starts until I finally let go and decided to trust life. It wasn’t a linear process. More like a spiral. When I choose to use these tools they work.

Being an active participant with the RPA this past year has brought so much more confidence and I’ve learnt so much about how to effectively share what I have to offer. I’ve experienced the joy of being part of a team with a united goal. By sharing what we each have to offer, we all benefit.

Viktor Frankl, an Auschwitz survivor, used to ask the people he worked with why they hadn’t killed themselves. He wanted to discover what they were most passionate about, what mattered enough to them to keep them alive and to encourage them to focus on that. I used to want to be dead but a deeply buried part of me was curious enough to stick around and I’m so glad I did. To be taking steps, however tiny, towards creating my dream brings such fulfilment.  Are you curious about why you’re here and what you have to give? Everyone has a part to play and we’re all equally important. Imagine being free of the need to cover up the pain of self rejection. Addictive patterns and behaviours are an attempt to fill the emptiness that a disconnection from your heart and your wild Nature causes. You can choose to reconnect.

You can’t change the past, but with Resonance Repatterning you can change the impact of the past in your present. You can bring health to every area of your life. It’s possible for you to feel better and more alive than you can probably even imagine right now. It’s entirely possible to change how your brain responds to stress and relax naturally, free of addictions. You can repattern the part of your brain that makes you crave things you know aren’t good for you and to find healthier ways to get that boost or high. It’s even possible to repattern your experience from as early as being in the womb. Some really simple ways are being out in full spectrum light, listening to music, dancing, connecting your breath with your movement and using your voice in a group. It can be great fun to be part of a group and there’s no need to worry about what others think of you as they’re probably too busy worrying about what you think of them.

I’m so inspired by how Resonance Repatterning can be used in so many settings such as hospitals, addiction centres, prisons, schools, refugee camps and old peoples’ homes. It can bring more freedom, hope and joy into places of struggle, despair and darkness.

I’d be delighted to offer you a session so you can experience it for yourself and I also offer ongoing groups with peer support, to integrate changes smoothly over time. Greater transformation is possible in groups with ongoing support. It is priceless to know you are connected and welcome as you are.

With love to you all,


”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:

“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.”

— Anonymous


“Giving yourself is a miracle.

Your care and energy are gifts that change the world.

The dreams that you share

Are the soil out of which anything can happen.

And together, with full hearts and willing hands

We can weave a future that looks back smiling,

Reminding us about who we chose to become.”

— Clare Dubois (founder of TreeSisters)


The Practice and Refinement of Resonance Repatterning

I have been teaching Resonance Repatterning since 1995 and have been privileged to teach some amazing practitioners. I recently interviewed two of them. (Ardis Ozborn, Resonance Repatterning teacher)

Interview with Julie Steve, certified practitioner since 2010

How did you first learn about Resonance Repatterning?
A friend introduced me to a practitioner who did body scans. The scan validated the stress in my body as we explored the emotions held in the organs, and a light bulb went off in terms of my childhood traumas. She suggested a Resonance Repatterning session to identify negative thought patterns and beliefs that I was still resonating with. I began the session from a negative space and at the end I felt like wonder woman! I was ready to tackle the world. I felt so completely different each time I received a session that I decided to learn how to do this myself.

What have you enjoyed most about learning Resonance Repatterning?
I can help  become more grounded, positive and focused. When I have a problem or issue I realize it’s a pattern I can shift. I get excited about helping other people make such a transition in their sessions. When those I love have issues I can offer them a session, too.

What kind of practice have you created?
I work a lot with young women and children. I think that has a lot to do with my personal history. I relate to their experiences and feel compassion for what they are going through. Since I have dealt with many of the same issues, I can meet them where they are. I love children. Because of all my repatternings, I am more in touch with my little girl. Children know when you are being real with them. My clients help me as I help them–especially when patterns come up that I have worked on myself. It gives me a great appreciation for their process.

You are a Jehovah’s Witness and devout in your practice. Has there been any conflict for you in studying and practicing Resonance Repatterning?
No. I researched Resonance Repatterning carefully before I began my studies. No religious teaching is brought into the trainings. It is based on science, energy medicine, and psychological principles. I appreciate that very much.

You have retaken the classes many times. What has that given you?
In my Kingdom Hall we read the entire Bible through every year. Each time it deepens my faith. It’s like that when I retake the courses. Each time it builds on my depth of understanding and appreciation for it’s complexity.

Who would you recommend these seminars to?
Anyone who takes responsibility for working on one’s self could benefit. I always struggled in school and was afraid it would be like that again. I was pleasantly surprised that they were fun and easy for me. I was learning without realizing that I was learning. At the end of the day, I was amazed at the amount of energy I had. I felt so alive and absorbed so much. When I came home my energy had shifted, and those around me shifted, too. That was a bonus!

Interview with Bobbie Martin, certified practitioner and teacher from Kansas City, Missouri:

How long have you been practicing?
I started in 1997. I had a session that I enjoyed and then agreed to organize a series in Kansas City, where I took the training. I backed into it totally. I was open to new ideas. With the many things I have learned and practiced in  the past, I get what I need and move on. I have been doing this for 15 years now and I am still stimulated. There is always more to learn and grow with. It is very respectful to the client–efficient and respectful of their own timing as well. We can both relax and know that things will only come up when you are ready for them.

What was your healing background?
I was already a professional psychic with a full practice. Learning Resonance Repatterning was fun and easier than doing psychic work. It felt like play to me,  not work. I started using it with my existing clients, and it helped me reaffirm that this was led by the client not me “on the pedestal” with all the answers. I empowered my clients, and the process itself kept me intrigued. There was always something new in the sessions that I was stimulated by. With some clients I combined a little psychic work with a repatterning to go deeper when their system was ready to talk to us.

What is your Resonance Repatterning specialty?
What I do well is connect the dots for people. This is my gift. I always did this with my psychic readings. I would get  impressions, and gradually it was a kaleidoscope of pictures that led to the “aha” moments. I do this with Resonance Repatterning–I don’t consciously bring me into it. This is not psychic work. I had to make a conscious choice to make peace with that. I don’t do anything in a session, including giving my input, unless I muscle check that it is appropriate. It can sometimes be a distraction from the session. I keep my focus on honoring their system.

What have you learned along the way?
In a session I am not always sure why things are coming up, but I know it will make sense as we go through it. People value this. I have the ability to bring whole pictures together. At the end of the session they see why things came up, and it all fits. At the start of the session, I ask the client what is going on with them. I take notes and have become a very good scribe! I have learned to value their wording, even an off-hand remark. I muscle check to see if it should be included. Their words have the vibration. If I use their words, I am a good mirror for them, and they are shocked and amazed that the answers they are looking for are the words they just spoke!

This is a PhD in energy medicine. The work is so deep and life changing. When business clients come for help they soon realize that it is their energy driving their business. If it is off, what is going on with them? It’s the same for me. If my appointment base goes off, it’s not the economy.  This is my barometer. It is within me. I use Resonance Repatterning to coach business people and myself.  It’s all about energy. Once you clean up the internal issues the business or practice gets back on track.

Ardis Ozborn

Ardis Ozborn is one of the founding members of the Repatterning Association and held the role of President when it was called the Holographic Repatterning Association.  She is a long time licensed teacher of Resonance Repatterning, an advisor and facilitates teacher training in addition to presenting seminars.


Magui Block (a.k.a. Carin Block) Creates a Resonance Repatterning New Workshop

Magui Block knows how to support people in transforming their relationships very well.  When I heard that she is creating a new relationships workshop, I wanted to hear more.

Sally:  You are the author of two excellent Resonance Repatterning® workshops—one called Healing the Family and one called Healing the Family Systems and Healing the Systems—Family, Groups, and Organizations.  What is the next workshop that you are developing?

Magui:  My next workshop will address intimate relationships– one with one relationships.  It is more for couple relationships, but it can be beneficial for any other intimate relationship such as parent/child or siblings; boss/employee relationships, close friends.

I want many people to attend.  I want to do it outside of the Resonance Repatterning umbrella, so everybody can attend, not only Resonante Repatterning practitioners.  Chloe, who has always supported and guided my work, likes the idea and is close to me in this project.

There will be two manuals—one for Resonance Repatterning participants and one for people who are not trained to do Resonance Repatterning.  Participants who are not Resonance Repatterning Practitioners can learn the work through another, more simple system—another pathway.  They will still be able to identify non-coherent patters, identify the issues that hold the non-coherence in place and identify the modality.  They can do the same process without needing to use muscle checking.

I hope that this approach will help increase the number of students studying Resonance Repatterning.  By taking this workshop, they will feel motivated to take additional courses.

Some of the chapters of this new workbook include:

  • How Families of Origin affect the Dynamics of the Couple
  • How to Attract and Manifest an Intimate Relationship
  • The Dynamics of Male/Female Interactions
  • Setting Limits in Relationships
  • Destructive Relationships
  • Ending a Relationship

In this manual, I address why there are more divorces now.  I address how to manage power in a relationship such as in relationship to money and control.  And finally, I address what happens when one member of a couple grows and moves in life and that threatens the couple staying together.

Sally:  When is this workshop first going to be taught?

The first workshop will be held in Spain in late November—in Spanish.

Participants will include couples and singles, Resonance Repatterning Practitioners and people who are not repatterners, psychologists and social workers, etc.  They will learn the tools.  I won’t teach them the skills of how to help others heal.  If they have those skills, they can use this tool in their practice.  If not, they will be able to use this tool for themselves.

Sally:  Will you be using Bert Hellinger approaches again in this workshop?

Magui:  I use his principles a little when teaching “dynamics of the soul”.  But primarily I am using other approaches.  I am presenting what I have seen to work with my clients who are addressing couples issues.

The work is very serious, but I address it in a light way.  I use stories and case histories.   The way the manual is written is designed to heal.  I meditated and received inner guidance.  This workshop is very different than what I have presented in the past.  It is simpler.

Sally:  When doing modalities, do you recommend that the practitioner follow the instructions from the book exactly as they are written, or do you recommend that they change the processes as they feel appropriate?

Magui: If a practitioner is connected with spirit, with their wisdom, the modality goes well.  If not connected with spirit, the energy is denser and there is more suffering.  This work must touch your spirit.

For example, with the modalities for trauma: It’s not the trauma, but the trauma’s energy that gets stuck.  Let that energy do what ever it needs to be doing.  What does the energy need to do?   The described modalities are only one way to heal.  If the given modality gives you a different idea, it is recommendable to do that different process.  The suggestions in the book can be used to take a different direction.

Do the work with the heart, not the head.  The modalities are a limitation in a way.  We have many more tools.  When a client is having an experience, the modalities are only ideas of how to address the experience.  Maybe the client has other ideas.

….It is beneficial to take workshops many times.  When you see a lot of different scenarios, your learning and grasp of the process will become deeper.

Sally:  Do you have specific goals for this workshop?

Magui:  The books are design to support transformation, to avoid repeating old patterns, and to create new coherent patterns.

When we get triggered by our old patterns, we get to see how our old patterns are in relationship to us. How do we develop the ability to not repeat these old patterns?  First we identify our patterns and then we go on to our relationship patterns.  We address what triggers us.  What ever triggers us shows how we are in relationships and this reflects how we relate to ourselves.

In one of the chapters, for example, I address that people are often alone, not by conscious choice, but are afraid to be with someone.  They do not want to open their hearts—but that decision happens on an unconscious level.  They are choosing by not choosing. They are losing time, love and experiences.

Then there are others who have relationships, but do not open up, they stay safe.  They do not have a sense of community.  They can’t open to someone, can’t open to others.  They stay stuck in unhealthy relationships.  They don’t finish with the relationship because they are afraid.

In this workshop, and in the book, I talk in a way that is light, very light.  That is the way I teach.  Not heavy.  The issues are heavy, but the presentation is light and the healing is with love.

I am hoping to present Resonance Repatterning in a way that will help Resonance Repatterning will grow.  I hope to find ways to make it attractive to more people.

Sally:  Thank you Magui for all you have done for Resonance Repatterning.  I look forward to taking this new workshop.

Sally Herr

Magui Block lives in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She has received accreditation in several fields in psychotherapy: Person Centered Focus, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Gestalt for Children and Teenagers, Dreams, Biomnemics (body therapy), Gestalt to treat Symptoms, Family Therapy, E.M.D.R., Eriksonian Hypnosis. She is also trained as a Family Constellation Therapist by the Bert Hellinger Institute of Berlin.
Magui has been a Resonance Repatterning Certified Practitioner since 1999, and teaches the Empowering Yourself seminar. She is the author of the Resonance Repatterning seminars “Healing The Family Systems” and “Healing The Systems- family, groups and organizations”. She was the first President of the Mexican Resonance Repatterning Association during 2000 and 2001, when it was created.

Sally Herr is a Resonance Repatterning Practitioner, a Speech Language Practitioner, MA/CCC, and a Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapist (RCST).  She lives and works in Portland, Maine.  Her website is SallyHerr.com.


A Plethora of Power for a Cockatiel

For most of us, a feeling of abundance, or the lack of it, usually goes hand in hand with issues around money and financial success. Since 1998, my clients have all been of the four-legged, winged or finned variety. From rhinos and elephants, to dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits and a beehive, I do Resonance Repatterning sessions exclusively for animals. So, how does abundance, as we perceive it, fit into their lives?

We might think that a squirrel, for instance, would be a candidate for an Abundance Repatterning around anxiety about being able to find enough nuts to last through the winter. A packrat’s problem might involve its inability to make a successful getaway after burgling someone’s jewelry box. Or what about a thoroughbred horse that wins the Kentucky Derby? Wouldn’t he feel more abundant thanks to receiving some extra hay?

One of my clients, a cockatiel named Tootie, lost her position as leader in the pecking order with several other birds. She didn’t feel that being a mother to her chick was fulfilling her destiny. In other words, she was suffering from the cockatiel equivalent of postpartum depression. During her session, an Earth Element Repatterning emphasized Tootie’s negative state of self-punishment. To feel nurtured, she would have to accept herself for who she really was. After her session, Tootie’s attitude changed. She began to eat and even ignored her chick’s jealousy when the number one person in their lives paid more attention to Tootie. As that person put it, “She’s getting her power back!

While Chloe Wordsworth stresses the importance of all of the elements – wood, earth, fire, water and metal – in connection with the Abundance Repatterning, in her Introduction she points out that only a finely-tuned water element allows for the easy functioning of one’s power and energy in relationship to the ebb and flow of one’s money and financial reserves. A Water Element Repatterning came up in a session for another client, an elderly Shih-Tzu named Petunia who, having lost her sight, had become a recluse. Her age and blindness were changing the dynamics of her relationship with her person; she felt powerless, hopeless and needy, all negative water element qualities. Reflecting a shift to a positive water element quality, after sharing my session notes with her, Petunia’s person said, “She’s experiencing some really nice changes. We’re in the flow!”

Much more than just having money, wealth and financial success, abundance also means ampleness, bounty, opulence, plenty, plethora, profusion, prosperity and thriving. Recently, I did a session for an elderly whippet who was wasting away because he couldn’t do the things he used to, and he couldn’t live up to his person’s expectations that he would regain at least some of his lost youth. An Integration for Growth Repatterning culminated in a Positive Action in which he and his person had to work together. “It has brought him closer to me in that he allows me to help him. Before, he seemed aloof and did not care about his life anymore,” his person wrote. Abundance was restored to an old dog’s life.

Bailey, a dog with issues around food and females because she had neither been fed nor nurtured by her mother, was “on” for the Earth Element Repatterning statement, “I use others to get money.”  Colostrum (a form of milk rich in nutrients and antibodies that is produced by females in late pregnancy and just after giving birth, something that Bailey never received) came up as her Positive Action. In answer to my question about how she reacted to the colostrum, Bailey’s person responded, “better than peanut butter.” Her person also said, “Bailey is much more attentive to me, less competitive and far less edgy.” No longer was Bailey using her person to get “money,” a word that, in Bailey’s case, can be interpreted as a total lack of abundance that impacted both of their lives which was triggered by Bailey’s unconscious patterns.

In scientific circles, the word “abundance” describes how the relative commonality of an element – wood, fire, earth, water and metal – is measured. How much abundance there might be in honey I have no idea, but my friend, who was head of the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry at the University of East Africa, certainly would. What he didn’t know was how to be a beekeeper when he asked me to do a session for a hive that had been moved to a new and strange location, and the bees were having difficulty adjusting. The session’s “gift” for the bees was: “We rely on our communal strength, abilities and unerring instincts for our survival, we create harmony and abundance in our environment, and we resonate and cooperate with the hopes and dreams of our new beekeeper.” That’s exactly what happened. As my friend reported exultantly, “The repatterned bees are eating us out of house and home. Whereas they used to be happy with one jar of syrup in three days, the little darlings now finish it to the last drop between sunrise and sunset, and look for more!”

Can’t you just visualize those bees and the honey they went on to produce in such abundance? Two thousand years ago, the Chinese Law of Abundance was based on the technique of visualization, which played a pivotal role in a session I did on September 17, 2001 for a male cat named Papoose. According to his person, Papoose was paralyzed by fear as the result of all the renovation going on in his new home. Muscle checking indicated that someone else needed to be proxied into Papoose’s session. To my surprise, that someone turned out to be the rescue dogs who were working at “ground zero” in New York City. In one of the session’s modalities, I had to visualize Papoose offering a message of love and strength to those rescue dogs.

For part of his Positive Action, his person had to sit down with Papoose on two occasions and visualize him as the Commander in Chief of the rescue dogs while sending white light to them from him. The second part of his Positive Action involved something that I hesitated to mention, a name change for Papoose that would project a more confident image out into the world.

“We already have!” his person said when I told her. “Not only is there a definite shift in his energy, but Papoose is now Sher Khan. In the ancient languages of northern India it means Lion King, and he loves it!”

Abundance comes in many forms and guises. It can creep unobtrusively into all our lives, including animals’, on little cat feet, or it can charge in with the force of a stampeding herd of buffalo. A part of all our lives it most definitely is whether we’re human or animal. However we might visualize or interpret abundance, animals seem to be in the catbird seat. With nary a thought for money or financial success, animals live in abundance. They live in the here and now.


Resonance Repatterning® and Abundance

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and working on Abundance, so this month’s Journal theme is right up my alley.  Twenty years ago I had a moment of clarity and realized that I was living in a state of scarcity, lack and poverty consciousness.  I worked seven days a week, had no vacation time, put in 67 hours between two jobs and was out of my house about 85 hours each week.  Having the moment of clarity was a miracle in itself since I was so tired most of the time I was simply on autopilot, moving from point A to point B and completing whatever task was in front of or assigned to me.

So in this moment of clarity I see that I’ve been looking at life, resources, and myself from one fixed position.  There’s never enough.  I was like a satellite dish only receiving this one signal.  I needed to know what other signals might be out there and then I needed to figure out how to become a receptor for them.  This was years before my first encounter with Resonance Repatterning, but intuitively I understood that once I’d identified my problem, “I live in a state of scarcity and lack,” I needed to identify a new way of being–specifically and in detail.

I decided to look up the opposite or antonym of scarcity because I wanted to flip the coin and live at the other end of the spectrum.  What I found was abundance.  A·bun·dance, according to dictionary.com is:

          an extremely plentiful supply, a great or plentiful amount, an overflowing fullness. 

That was a good start, but I wanted more detail so I looked up the synonyms for abundance and found:

         affluence, wealth, ampleness, bounty, copiousness, fortune, myriad, opulence,
plenitude, plenty, plethora, profusion, prosperity, prosperousness, riches, and thriving.

YES, I thought, Yes indeed!  THESE are the signals I’d like to be receiving, but how do I become a subscriber to these signals of abundance, where do I sign up?  How do I become a receptor and turn myself in the direction of nurturance, plenty, prosperousness and abundance?”

I did okay for a while by simply changing my focus, but once Resonance Repatterning came into my life, answering the questions above became much easier.  The first time I used Resonance Repatterning to work on abundance or prosperity issues was during the three and a half years I participated in Kenya de Rosa’s weekly group for creative artists.  Kenya created this group in 1999 with the intention of helping creative artists clear away blockages that kept them from achieving all they desired for their creative selves and lives.

In Kenya’s group we worked with Catherine Ponder’s classic book The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity.  Using Resonance Repatterning to literally shift ourselves ON so we were resonating with the affirmations we found in the book was a revelation for me.  Doing this work taught me how resonating or being aligned with a thought or action manifested in me, physically, emotionally and mentally.  When I’m resonating with something everything is lined up inside me, there’s ease in my body and an upward flow of energy.  When I’m not resonating with my thoughts or actions, I suffer from that push-me-pull-you tension of wanting something with part of me while another less visible part pulls hard against it.

Working with Kenya inspired me to take classes to learn Resonance Repatterning for myself.  I began my studies in 2002 and in 2007 achieved my certification.  From the moment I completed Fundamentals, I’ve been using the tools of Resonance Repatterning to get my satellite dish pointed in the right direction so I can be receptive to the signals and frequencies of abundance.  Resonance Repatterning is an ideal tool for switching our systems ON for thriving and taking in the richness of life.  After Kenya’s group, I’ve been involved with many different groups using Resonance Repatterning to support an alignment with Abundance.

I participated in a prosperity group in 2004 offered by my dear friend and fellow practitioner Carol Cannon.  Carol is a Reiki Master, and so we used Reiki, principles and information from Debtors Anonymous and Resonance Repatterning to clear issues and intentions related to Abundance.  This was one of my favorite prosperity groups, as I won a free trip to London while I was in it.  Man, I LOVE manifesting!

Early in 2010 I spoke with Liz Tobin about the upcoming Annual RPA Conference and while we were chatting, I said I was in the process of launching my private practice.  She told me when she began her practice someone recommended she try offering a 100 Days of Prosperity proxy package for $100 – just a dollar a day.  She said it worked quite well for her and recommended I try it for myself.  This was like receiving a signal from an oracle, as Liz is a master of the proxy group.  Check out her “Transforming Money Archetypes and Karmic Contracts” series.  I joined and highly recommend it.  Being able to receive regular sessions in this manner has had a powerful and profound effect on me, on my life and the work I do.

Liz’s suggestion for the 100 Days project created a world of new possibilities for me.  Not only could I use the tools of Resonance Repatterning to become a receptor for abundance, I could offer this to others as well.  I could be a receptor, and a transmitter.  I could launch my business, share Resonance Repatterning with more people, helping them to create positive change in their lives, and continue to explore the myriad facets of abundance. Doing this 100 Days project was so successful that I’ve offered it twice already and my clients are eagerly anticipating my next session.

As I said, I’ve thought a lot about abundance since that moment of clarity twenty years ago, so this is a topic that’s not only close to my heart, its something I’ve learned quite a bit about.  I’ve come to understand that in working on abundance we work on the full spectrum of life itself.  Delving down and identifying the blockages we have when it comes to giving and receiving, creating coherence regarding our energy, power and success or working with our feelings of being safe and deserving touch core patterns that exist across all features of our human landscape.  I’ve learned that in working to align with abundance we must chase our every feeling, belief and experience of scarcity, lack or shortage out of the dark and into the light.  I’ve learned that we need to be fearless and to be gentle, compassionate and passionate, we need to empower and to allow ourselves to flourish and to thrive.

Having the opportunity to learn and the ability to use a system like Resonance Repatterning supports all of us in becoming an abundant source of coherence, comfort and service for our clients and in our world.  Being a source, as well as receiving from Source is, so far, the best way I’ve found of aligning with and experiencing abundance in my life.  But this is far from the end of my road; I always want to know more.  Tell me about your experiences with abundance and Resonance Repatterning.  Let’s all of us work to align with “an overflowing fullness” of all that life has to offer.

Joie Jacobsen
Holistic Practitioner
Resonance Repatterning®, VortexHealing® Divine Energy Healing, SOURCE Integrative Heart Awareness, YOUR Story: Allegory Healing Meditation, and Tarot

Transformation: our business and our magic

We are in the business of transformation in Resonance Repatterning. I often thank new clients for their courage in coming in to do a process that will always bring about transformation on some level. And I watch people everyday try to avoid that same transformation.

We get so attached to how things are. The way we talk to our friends or co-workers, the way we take care of ourselves or how we don’t take care of ourselves. The food we eat, the thoughts we think.

The truth is that transformation is an exciting adventure and also scary as all get out. We love to watch movies about characters who make a major transformation in 2 hours. And yet when we ask ourselves to transform a habit, it can take us years.

The truth is, we are now involved in a universal pattern of change and as the Lakota elders say, “It’s time to let go of the riverbank and surrender to the current in the river.” We may be surprised by whom we recognize out in the middle of that fast moving current.

So how are you holding on to the riverbank? What habits or attitudes are you holding onto, even when you know it would be more fun to let go. Smoking or eating sweets, sarcasm with yourself or your family, criticism of the world or others instead of taking action yourself?

The trick is that whatever we have asked for in the past is now what we are flowing towards. It may not look like what we asked for because the packaging may be different. Or we may be being directed through all the clean-up of the past before we can get to the outcome. But be assured, it is some form of what you asked for weeks or months or years ago.
When you say you want a different job and then you lose the job you have, know that you were a part of creating that. When you say you want a relationship in your life that has meaning to you, and you come across a person who all of a sudden wants to be more involved in your life, know it’s part of the outcome you wanted.

The truth is that transformation is hard work when we are fighting to control it. It can be a huge adventure when we welcome it.  What would happen if you opened your arms to your life each day, knowing that it was bringing you something you had asked for in the past. Kind of like Christmas everyday. Our Reptilian brains say, “but what if I can’t handle it?, what if I feel out of control? what if others I care about won’t be there for me, if I change something?” These are all valid questions and yet they are part of change for all of us.

The best thing we can do is reassure that survivor, the Reptilian part of ourselves, trusting that we can handle anything we have asked for. Because the truth is, if we can imagine it, we are ready for it.

Transformation is the magic of life. It’s the alchemy of healing and feeling whole. It’s the ability to jump onto the trapeze of life and trust that life will be there to catch us and if not, the net is always below. And to know that if we fall into the net, we meet someone interesting in the fall.

As I grow older, I find that the only regrets I have are the things I didn’t give myself permission to try. And the best stories that I most value are the stories of times when I felt I had botched things the most. Don’t get me wrong, I am a Leo personality, with 7 planets in Leo. My ego and need to do things right is huge and yet taking a risk and showing up less than perfect are when I have bonded and loved more deeply than at any other time.

So I invite you into this elegant and messy time of transformation. As you look at the world, see all the possibilities of this chaos and conflict you can. People are being forced to look within themselves and find new ways of doing and being. And some of those ideas are miracles. What kind of miracles do you want to invite into your life? And how much of a limit do you want to put on that? And when you feel overwhelmed by it all, remember there are all kinds of processes that help to keep you aligned and clear about what you want. Resonance Repatterning certainly does that for me and I watch it help my clients everyday with just that. It provides the clarity and the energetic housecleaning that we all need in order to find the way to our extraordinary and miraculous outcomes.

Love yourself enough to let go of the riverbank and join us in the current of this fast moving river. It’s already flowing in the direction you asked for, just do what you need to do to relax and enjoy the ride. And if you feel like you are going under a bit, there are a lot of us out there to support you and each other.

Welcome to the ride of your life!!

Bobbie Martin