What we do

Connections With Spirit is owned by Margaret West, a lady of many talents. You can find her website here At Connections with spirit, we offer you training in many different practitioner courses and also many other metaphysical studies. The workshops are designed to not only enlighten you, but also to financially help those she considers are voiceless, with profits from the workshops. Margaret works full time as an alternative Therapist, and this she considers is her income to pay the bills. Profit from the workshops, after paying the facilitators etc, is donated. The prices for our workshops are reasonable and competitive, and we like to think that we give each one our personal touch of beauty and laughter. Cake is always on offer at lunchtimes, as we feel no one should learn without a good slice of cake to fortify them!! We use a few facilitators, who are excellent in their field, but mainly Margaret does all the teaching. So you can be assured that the quality of our courses are always top notch.We also have stalls at the workshops where you can buy beautiful jewellery and Holistic Crystal pendants, which Margaret makes herself. Each pendant is an active crystal that will help with various conditions of the mind, body and spirit.Emma King is Connections with spirit's event manager, events organiser and Personal Assistant to Margaret West. She will be your main port of call for any questions you have or booking details that you may need for any workshops or development circles. Please do add Emma Reiki King and Margaret West to your facebook/twitter friends list to keep up to date with all the workshops and news. We promise not to bother you unless you contact us first for information. Emma's email is connectionswithspiritworkshops(at)hotmail(dot)comWe like to be interactive with students and people, so do feel free to leave any feedback about circles or workshops you have attended. Or just pop by and say hello or ask a question. We will always try to reply promptly.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Sub concious v Concious mind.

Are you aware that your subconscious mind can endeavour to control you instead of your rational conscious mind?

When I was in high school we had physical education and it was common for us to play competitive sports. This meant choosing up teams when playing netball. The way the choosing was done is the gym teacher would pick to team captains, generally the best players, and they would take turns picking players for their teams. Of course they would pick the best players first so the picking of teams was a way of rating the students according to ability. If a girl was athletic she would be picked early and if she was perceived by her peers not to be athletic she would be picked last.

I was always last and would have to endure the embarrassment of hearing the Captain say "OK, we’ll take Margaret." When I filtered this through my unconscious mind it came out as "Our team’s so good that we can win even if we have the handicap of having a loser such as Margaret on our side." My unconscious brain interpreted this to mean that I was a loser. I was not wanted or needed on the team and it was an easy jump from that to assume that this was true about me as a person and should be applied to other parts of my life.

I spent most of my youth with a low self esteem in regard to my interacting with other people, and sport. I was not great at any sport. Was this the truth? It was the truth as my brain saw it and because I imagined it was the truth it became true for me. Later on in life I had experiences that taught me that in fact I was pretty good at other sports such as jumping hurdles for a charity sports day and I was especially good at the long jump.

So did I suddenly become good at this? No. The thing that changed was my perception of myself. As long as I carried the belief that I was not good at sport it was a self fulfilling prophecy. Once I change that belief about myself the new belief manifested itself in what I was able to do. The subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between real and imagined experiences. If my subconscious mind thinks I am a loser because I was picked last for the netball team that is real for me, even if it is not the truth. The truth is that my other ability hadn’t manifested yet. That did not make me worthless or a loser.

In conclusion we create our own reality by effectively using our imaginations. If we don’t like the way we are relating to the world, we have the power to change it. We can’t change it by changing other people’s views, because the way that we perceive the world is not their fault. We begin the change by imagining the world the way we want to see it. We can reprogram our subconscious mind with positive affirmations and visualizations. We are incredibly powerful, but only if we recognize and choose to use that power. If we do, there are no limits to what we can achieve.

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  1. I think the mind is a powerful organ.There is so much that we don't know about it. Great post mags.

  2. Good post, Margaret.

    I learned quite young that if you change your inner self for the better, it's really great how the people and the world around you seem to change and react to you.
    It gives you a whole new perspective on life.

  3. I've found this happens with my weight too. My mind sees me as overweight and totally unable to keep to eating healthy foods, but in actual fact I'm not as overweight as my subconscious keeps telling me I am. I'm now using this to get myself back into shape by insisting I do have the willpower. I think my subconscious is starting to believe me.

  4. Sue, thats what happens with body dismorphic order. The person believes they are ungly, fat, thin because their mind tells them that. Once you reconise it's your subconcious mind telling you that, your battle is half won.