Happy New Year to each beautiful ITN reader.
I am so excited that the first interview of 2012 is Dr Jeannie Campanelli. I could not have selected a more suitable interview to set the tone for this years journey. Jeannie’s gifts are all about being present while we “get real” . I have watched Jeannie’s interview 3 times now because the information she presents is so straight from the heart that each time I listen to her words I feel a greater awareness of myself a greater understanding about my personal journey and to me this interview is one giant ah-ha!
Jeannie has a fantastic website and blog http://www.innerconfidencecoaching.com
Jeannie has been kind enough to allow me to post one of her fabulous articles below the interview.
Dec 8th, 2011 by jeanniecampanelli
The days fly by, sometimes so quickly that we forget to breathe consciously. To stop and be still. To be fully in the moment. We forget to do the rich practices that can deeply alter our quality of life.
One of the deepest practices is to simply rest in the heart and notice what is present. In the heart, you may discover a vibration that is actually painful to feel.
The invitation is to fully be with this vibration, without attaching a story to it. This becomes part of a larger practice to get comfortable with the discomfort of pain in your heart. It’s natural to do our best at ignoring this pain, but if you give it your steadfast attention, a doorway into the deep will open.
If you mostly live in the realm of the mind, you know what it’s like to ‘try’ to control what you’re thinking and, consequently, feeling. You’re familiar with the severe voice of your inner critic. You know how to pretend that all is well when it honestly isn’t.
What habits have you developed to help you pretend? Do you grab something to eat even when you’re not hungry? Talk a lot? Focus ‘out there’ on everybody else but ignore your own needs and desires? Do you move through your “to-do” list with ruthless efficiency? Watch television instead of interacting with your partner?
What do you do to protect your heart from feeling the pain – and also the joy – of truth?
When you work hard to feel good, you are submerged in an addiction. And like any addiction, it can take away your vitality along with your ability to get to know ALL of you.
Inner confidence is about accepting whatever feeling arises, without any ‘shoulds’ or ‘shouldn’ts’. In the heart, there are no stories.
Practice welcoming every vibration you discover in your heart, and you will experience freedom. Thoughts fall away, and all feelings that are present actually lead you home to yourself. You remember who you are. This is the doorway into the love and peace that this season celebrates.
Today, find a creative way to remember to stop. Breathe. Rest in your heart. Notice what’s there and fully welcome it – even if it doesn’t feel good. Be tender, kind and gentle. In this place, beyond the surface, beyond circumstances, relish your aliveness.
In the spirit of being complete and not finished,
Jeannie Campanelli, Ed.D, CPCC, is deeply committed to sparking the hearts of women and men to experience an inner confidence – that sense of wholeness, aliveness, and serenity that comes from deeply knowing yourself, fully accepting the lightness and darkness of beingÂ human, and living freely by standing in your own truth.
In her coaching practice, Jeannie leads groups and works one-on-one with an international clientele.To find out more about Jeannie, please visit her websites, www.innerconfidencecoaching.com and www.coachingcircles.ca
Take action by setting up a complimentary consultation today.