Sunday, September 12, 2010

The One Command Car

Anything can happen when you Command for what you want and stay open to how it can show up for you.

I have a great success story about getting a car. My old car was getting on in years & we knew that we had, at best, another year before things started falling apart on her.

We’d set aside a bit of money to find a good used car, but I decided to do some Commanding to get a nice luxury car—like an older BMW. I wanted a much nicer car than I had ever had and I was curious what Commanding for one would bring me. Our son-in-law works for BMW, so we told him what we wanted & asked him to keep an eye out for what would fit our needs & budget.

It seemed impossible that I would even command for a luxury car with the money we had—but I did my Commands and turned my arguments into new Commands. Every morning I’d call in my new car—thinking it would be this small, older BMW. Weeks went by with nothing in our price range coming through. I just kept my focus on what I wanted, regardless of how improbable it seemed to get a luxury car for so little money.

The other day my husband asked if I’d be interested in an older Volvo & after thinking about it, I agreed. Within an hour our son-in-law contacted us & asked if we’d be interested in a 2004 Volvo SUV. I knew that, because I stayed open to the form in which my car would show up, I allowed in an even better car than I imagined possible.

We went the next morning to look at it and Wow! what a beautiful car. Logically, none of this should have fallen in place to buy a luxury car for so little money. But when we use The One Command, we are stepping into infinite possibilities. I know it was the Commanding and being open to receive my good that turned this into a great success story.

This is a car that I never dreamed I could ever own—and now I do. That’s why I call it The One Command Volvo.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Relationship Success-5 keys to strengthen every relationship

Relationship Success
5 Keys to Strengthen Every Relationship

5-part teleseminar series.

Begins August 21st. All calls are 8:00-9:00 am PDT.

We are experiencing the most exciting—and intense—time in history right now. Much is changing in our lives—especially our relationships and the time to create change is NOW. Everything in life is about relationships. Your relationships with people, with animals, with money, with your body & health, even in your spiritual life—everything involves being in relationship with someone or something. Just being alive and on this planet involves being in relationship.

You have relationships that cause you discomfort or cause you stress. You have relationships you would like to develop or deepen. You have relationships you want to make so much more fulfilling.

Which relationships do you want to focus on? Are you happily connected with a significant other or needing to clear old issues and bring forth the joy? Are you still waiting for “The One” and would you recognize them if they showed up? Are you raising children who have their own distinct personalities and desires, are you and money truly happy together—or not getting along?

This Relationship Success teleseminar series provide you with real answers and real skills to transform every relationship and interaction. Receive strategies that work to overcome everything from annoying people to getting that promotion to achieving your biggest dreams and goals.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Breaking the Bondage of Stress FREE 1 hour teleseminar

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Presented by
Dr. Katie Garnett and Bonnie Strehlow

Recapture the Vitality of Life
July 10th & 17th
9:00-10:30 am Pacific

Katie and Bonnie are back
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We began our journey together in 'Heal the Past Create the Future'. The journey now continues with our next teleseminar

'Recapture the Vitality of Life'!

Did you know that stress is the #1 cause for all illness and disease? Your response to stress depends upon your personality--your Behavioral DNA. We each react to stress---and heal from stress--in predictable patterns of behaviors.

You live in a 'plugged in' world with constant information overwhelming you. Your life has probably become more stressful and more complicated with each passing year. The very technology that was supposed to make your life easier has actually created more stress in your life as you try to balance your personal and professional lives.

It's often a challenge just to find a quiet place to relax in this noisy world isn't it? Everywhere you go there is something assaulting your nervous system, which causes more stress. There is even elevator music at the spas--a place where you are meant to relax and let go!

'Recapture the Vitality of Life' teleseminar teaches you to use your Behavioral DNA to move out of stress, illness and disease and step into improved health, greater vitality and increased joy in your life.

We bust through the myths of stress and show you how to use your personality to take charge of your health and vitality with simple, effective steps.

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‘I had an Aha moment when you talked about no longer holding myself or others prisoner to my old pain. I literally feel as if I have dropped the end of a rope that tied me to my past. I am very excited to see where this all leads.’ JR

'I want to say thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this. Just by using the simple techniques you taught during the teleseminar, I am beginning to appreciate who I already am, and to envision more succinctly who I am becoming. I'm down loading a new paradigm and it's very exciting.' NL

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

2010 is Your Year to Heal the Past and Create the Future!
Start by Getting the Past out of Your Present!


“Getting the Past Out of Your Future”
Saturday, April 10th
9:00am - 10:00am PST

Let go of ‘waiting’ for life to get better and ‘longing’ for what you want. We show you how to take charge of your and enjoy having what you desire NOW!

Healing The Past and Creating the Future comes from the life experiences of Katie Garnett and Bonnie Strehlow that got them to the place of leaving overcoming behind and living as their soul. Start this process yourself with this Free amazing gift of the 1 hour teleseminar "Getting the Past Out of Your Present."

Two of the biggest blocks you carry from your past into your present moment are
Waiting and Longing.

Transform waiting and longing into taking action and enjoying life NOW! No more waiting for others. "Not you; not now; not ever becomes Yes you! Yes now! Yes you can!"


Getting the Past Out of Your Future includes Commands based on The One Command Coaching System to help you instantly integrate new learnings.

In this introductory teleseminar, you will find out why you never, ever have to go back again:

•To your stories
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•Go to Theta
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On this FREE teleseminar we share with you an introduction of how you create these changes in your life.


Don’t you think that NOW is just the right time---right now to go for it and learn what we are so excited to share with you?

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We look forward to talking with you on April 10th.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Often unresolved emotions like anger, resentment, bitterness, regret, remorse & the holy trinity of negative emotions—guilt, shame & blame are left unresolved
because we have learned to bury them so deeply. My allergies this past week were a reflection of that—anger & resentment that I was not consciously aware of
and/or unwilling to be consciously aware of. What I emotionally could not do, my physical body did for me—reflected those stuck emotions as allergies bad
enough to get my attention. That is grace in action! Did not feel like it at the time, but nevertheless, grace in action.

Our bodies are amazing things! They are a perfect reflection of our inner state of being. Our physical healing mirrors our emotional health. This does not mean
that every illness is caused by beliefs. There are factors such as environment, genetics, toxins, etc that can play a part. But every belief has a corresponding
physical aspect and every physical issue has a corresponding set of beliefs. Like 2 sides to the same coin---different, yet the same.

You can become a good detective by thinking of a physical illness as a ‘clue’ to a larger mystery! What is this issue trying to tell you? My medical intuitive
training showed me that there are specific beliefs that lie beneath every illness as well as individual programs people hold. As a ‘detective’ I look at the
message the illness is trying to send to the person.

Our bodies are always whispering to us, communicating with us. If you listen to the whispers, you don’t need to hear the shouts.

So—what is your body whispering to you today?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."

I always loved that statement----‘Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar’ meaning that sometimes things really are just what they seem. I held on to that thought for 5 days as allergies knocked me off my feet. Sometimes allergies are just allergies…unless they’re not.

I have occasional problems with hay fever, but never, ever have I been so sick with it as recently. I was puzzled by the strong allergic reactions that just kept getting worse, no matter what medication I took or what I did. I was assured by many that the pollen count was extremely high and that ‘everyone’ was having trouble.

But why me? Why now? Why so severe? Didn’t my body realize that I had meditations to record (I could barely speak), articles to write (my eyes were swollen shut) and a fresh commitment to success & being visible (I could barely sit up, let alone comb my hair)? Surely after all the commanding I’ve done, my body would be in cooperation with my dreams, not opposition. Surely a cigar was just a cigar….

I was asked…are you commanding? You bet I was….when I could have a clear thought. I commanded for every aspect of health that came to mind. My allergies seemed to get worse. And I got more frustrated and angrier. It was so bad the other night that I took a swig of Nyquil at 7:30, made a few commands about being done with it all and surrendered into my misery.

In hindsight I’d say the surrendering was the key. After 10 hours of sleep I woke up with no signs of allergies. Nothing. Not a sneeze or a sniffle. And I was filled with renewed energy and aliveness. What had happened? Why the sudden shift? Something happened during my surrender—I was tired of fighting; I was tired of struggling; I was tired of defending myself; I was tired of feeling angry and resentful.

It’s taken me a few days to realize all that was involved in those miserable 5 days of sneezing, sniffling and 3 boxes of Kleenex. Yes, a cigar is just a cigar….until it isn’t. Allergies are just allergies…unless they’re not.

Sitting in theta and commanding for clarity, I remembered my medical intuitive training: allergies are about resentment, anger and misunderstanding. Your immune system misinterprets a substance as an attack on the body & marshals its forces to protect & defend. Unresolved resentment and anger serve to lower the immune system, allowing an overreaction.

So I had to ask myself: What was the resentment and anger about? Where in my life had I felt under attack and needing to defend? As Katie & I have prepared our new teleseminar, I have been taking myself through the processes and the meditations that you who will participate will go through. Aaaah!

The teacher doesn’t get to circumvent her own learning. Old programs came up for clearing. And current events that I was unconsciously reacting to, but not willing to admit. While I had commanded for what I wanted, I had also unconsciously been unwilling to let go of some things. My body, in its divine wisdom took over and did the clearing for me! How marvelously we are made—body, mind and spirit.

I forgot that sometimes what seems like poor health is really our body & emotions coming back into divine health in the only way it knows how. And how wonderful that all this transformation took place after the surrender and during my sleep! Next time I will remember to command for that sooner! And, yes, I have commanded that my releasing & transforming be gentle and easy….with conscious awareness. I no longer need to torture myself in order to be well.

So, sometimes a cigar is really a message that is trying to get through to you. How do you know the difference? You meet yourself in the moment, command for what you want instead and go from there. Sooner or later the air clears and you can breathe again.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Two Wolves, a Cherokee tale

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

During my mediation time this morning, this tale came to mind as I was making some commands. It got me to thinking—what wolf have I been feeding lately?

Yes, I’ve been commanding for what I want and that always works. I am seeing some amazing changes, yet something felt missing. There are times when I was commanding not because I wanted something—moving toward pleasure; I was commanding because I didn’t want certain things in my life—moving away from pain.

The desire to get away from my pain was greater than my desire to have what I wanted. I had unconsciously been desiring the ‘wolf’ of joy, peace, love. But it was the ‘wolf’ of lack that I was really feeding. My unintentional & unconscious goal was not in having the pleasure, but in getting away from the pain. And yet—The One Command always produced results, and I continued to shift, change & transform.

A subtle difference, but a very powerful realization. Do I stand in my lack & struggle and command from there or do I stand in my place of trust & faith and command from there?

Both yield me some amazing outcomes, but which one yields me the highest outcome & feeds my joy? It is good to command from both places. At times when you have fearful, negative thoughts, you want to stop your negative, fearful thinking in that instant.

The One Command does that—takes you out of your fear & into that beautiful theta state of All That Is to create something different. That is what we teach you; that is what works. Amazing miracles have come from doing just that.

I’m talking about something a bit different, a new awareness. I’m talking about being in a state of awareness when you are commanding. What emotional state are you in when you decide to command your heart’s desire?

Are you only commanding when you are fearful or do you also command when you are feeling grateful and want more of that?

Is it OK to command for what you want from a state of joy & pleasure? Or must you be in ‘victim’ mode & pain before you start making the changes?

Are you unconsciously using The One Command as a way to prove to yourself that nothing will ever work for you? Or do you command for what you want and then step back into your life with faith (trust without evidence), allowing yourself to experience the changes?

When you think about commanding from a state of joy for what you want---what emotions arise for you? Do you feel guilty, like that’s just not ok? Do you run a program that says you can only command from a state of pain? I’m curious, because I have noticed that in myself at times. And I’m wondering if other people have also experienced that.

There is no right or wrong when you are commanding for what you want; there are only outcomes. If you are not receiving the outcomes you desire, you might want to look at which wolf you are feeding in the moment.

I want to hear from you! What do you notice about yourself? Which wolf do you tend to feed out of habit? What do you do that works…and can work for us too?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hold fast to that which grounds you in times of trials. You can then allow your life to transform, re-form around you.

In times of uncertainty, find one thing that is certain and make that your foundation, your rock upon which to stand, your tree that holds you steady.
Be it your faith, your family, an ideal--whatever represents stability to you.
Hold fast to that which is certain and allow the rest of your life to realign
into the new.

If you have something to hold on to in these rapidly changing times, you allow the change to happen without fear & without interference.

Stand strong in the current. Hold fast to the tree. Ride out the storm.
Allow your life to become what you desire it to become.

Be one within yourself & all else falls into place.

Be present in the moment. Great things can only happen in the now.

Cherish your existence and your newness as the universe cherishes you.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Allowing your heart's desires

You spend your life trying--trying to have this, trying to be that, trying to achieve, trying to get. No wonder you have such a 'trying' life! When you fall into the trap of trying to achieve a goal, you are in the energy of 'trying' which only begets more trying. Trying is wasted effort.

Release the need to try and ALLOW yourself to be, to do, to have. There really is only allowing. You allow yourself to have something or to be something....or you don't. It really is that simple.

If you have a dream, a heart's desire, there is nothing to achieve to do it. There is only the allowing it to be present in your life. From that position of allowing, your steps are guided differently.

It is when we don't fully believe, don't fully trust that we can have what we want that we experience lack and struggle.

I know someone who is living her heart's desire. From the time she was 4 years old she knew that her greatest desire was to be a mother. She never questioned it. Her action steps throughout her life were not in trying to being a mother; her action steps were about being a mother. Because she has allowed herself to have her greatest desire, her actions are focused on living and enjoying that desire. She knows who she is;she knows what is important to her. And she allows herself to live in accordance with deepest desire. Everything in her life flows from that allowing.

Thoughts and actions to achieve are very different than thoughts and actions to live & enjoy. If you already had your heart's desire, what would be different for you? What thoughts would you have? What actions would you be taking? What would you be doing differently? How would you see yourself differently? What would you know about yourself? What would you think about yourself?

Take some time to answer those questions, then allow yourself to be your heart's desire. Watch as your life changes.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Magnificent. It’s a great word isn’t it? Just rolls off the tongue so deliciously. We are magnificent beings. Our spirit is magnificent. Our body is magnificence in physical form.

We are magnificent beings. Think about that for a moment. Close your eyes and turn inward. Say “I am magnificent.” What do you feel when you have that thought? What images do you see? What do you tell yourself…or hear? Just notice.

I AM magnificent! And it has changed how I perceive my world. The same issues are still there---and I see them completely differently. Like putting on new glasses…everything came into focus. I see them as opportunities! And choices! In an instant I went from feeling small & fearful over some things happening in my life to being empowered! Who wouldn’t want to feel empowered instead of fearful?! To feel possibilities instead of disappointment?

Are those ‘opportunities’ still hanging around? Sure. But instead of looking at them with dread or anger, I look at them from my own magnificent Self and say “hmmmm…how can this get turned around quickly to what I want?’ Can you FEEL the difference in that! The power in that? I get to have fun changing those areas of my life I’m not yet happy with. There is excitement in my day…a delicious hope of things happening now. When you live from your own magnificence, there is no judgment. Just thought, action & outcome.

I am magnificent! It is always there. YOUR magnificence is ALWAYS there. You are never not magnificent…you may behave in ways or make choices that are less than your magnificent self. But you…your body, your mind, your spirit---ALWAYS magnificent. It is your birthright to live from this place. It was the experiences in early childhood that trained you to believe something different about yourself. And, since you are NO LONGER a child—it is time to reclaim who you truly are. A most magnificent being! And just think….what would this world be like if we each lived from this place…saw everyone & everything from this place? What would that be like?

Do you consider yourself magnificent? If you do—in what ways are you magnificent? Make a list and celebrate your magnificence. If you don’t consider yourself magnificent~what are the reasons?

I have shared my magnificence with you. Will you share yours with me? I want to be in relationship with other magnificent beings…to be supported by them and to support them in theirs. I desire to hear from your magnificent self.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February is the month focused on heart, on loveSo what better month than to celebrate saying Yes! to your heart’s desires!

How many times a day do your thoughts contain the words ‘no, not, can’t, won’t, unable, no way?’ More often than not, I would venture to say. Take a few moments to close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and tune into your internal experience. Pay attention to your thoughts, images and feelings. How much No! is running through them?

Our fears will cause us to say no to what we want. Our beliefs about our ‘not enoughness’, our lack of self-worth, self-confidence, self-love cause us to say No to what we want. Yes, there are times when it is in our best interest to say no. And there are days and situations where it is easy to say Yes. This Challenge of saying Yes! is about honoring your true nature, your true values, and your true hopes, dreams, wishes & desires. It is about saying Yes! to yourself—to what YOU want. Not what you think is ‘right’. Not to please another. But to please yourself.

Many of us have a streak of co-dependence running through our brain, so we say yes, even when we’d rather not. This is just another way of saying No to yourself. When you say yes to something you don’t want to do or because you think it will make another happy or because you are too afraid to say no, the word yes may be coming out of your mouth, but you are, in reality, saying No to yourself. Your body responds to the ‘no’ and that feeling you get when you’ve said no against your values. So it really is a No, in yes clothing isn’t it?

This Challenge of saying Yes! to your life is about saying Yes! to all those hopes, dreams, wishes & desires that lie within your heart. It is about saying Yes! to Life as YOU want to live it. In learning to say Yes! to yourself, you are creating right within your very cells new outcomes in your life. When you say Yes! to what you value—your life transforms itself, wraps itself around this new way of being in the world.

Think of something you really want to say Yes! to. Close your eyes and allow that thought to flow through your body. Notice what it feels like to say Yes! to a dream or a desire.
Notice how your body feels alive…or does it feel fearful? Just notice….you are simply gathering information for your commands. What happens when you say Yes! to yourself?

If your body feels alive—you can command for MORE of that aliveness in your life. If your body goes into negative, fearful thinking—what do you want instead of that? You command for those new outcomes.

The greatest gift you can give to your family and to the world is to learn to follow your heart and say Yes! to your life.

What are you saying Yes! to today?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Asking Yourself a Better Question

If you are feeling stuck, confused or just plain clueless about what is happening in your life, you might want to pay attention to the questions you are asking yourself. If you are not getting the answers you are looking for, the problem may be that you need to be asking different questions.

The quality of an answer is directly related to the quality of the question you ask. Your mind holds all the knowledge and wisdom that is you; all your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, patterns and experiences. When you ask a question of yourself, your mind immediately goes to work finding the answer.

If I ask questions such as “Why can’t I ever get what I want?” or “Why am I always struggling?” your mind will search through your entire databank of thoughts and beliefs to find the answer. It will pull open the file drawer marked “What’s Wrong with Me?” and present you with every past experience, person, thought, or feeling that explains why you never get what you want and why you are always struggling. We then believe that is our truth, our reality…and we stay stuck, struggling and confused.

The good news is the same process applies when you ask questions such as “Why is it that life is so easy for me?” or “How can I have more of what I want?” Your mind searches through your databank and opens the file drawer marked “Why You are Amazing” and it will present you with every past experience, person, thought, or feeling that explains why you are so amazing and your life works.

And the mind gets even more interesting! Your questions control what you focus on. What you focus on you feel. How you feel influences your thoughts and your thoughts create the world you see around you. Questions are powerful! Questions can either move you towards your heart’s desires or they can leave you stuck in an endless loop that gets you nowhere.

What would your life be like if you asked questions that enhanced your life and engaged you in the adventure that is life?