Transmuting Limitations with the Snake Totem
If you have chosen Snake to be your Guide…
“You’re ready to go beyond the extreme ‘either/or’ mentality and graduate to the ‘and’ consciousness of balance and unity… Like the snake, you have transcended the limitations of who you thought you were…
Ask: Is there a fundamental change in yourself or a relationship that needs to be consciously attended to? What extreme behavior are you ready to shed?” ~ Gifts from the Rainforest by Rheanni Lightwater
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What Process Is Best for Me – Right Now?
Many of you have asked, “There’s so many Games and Exercises here in the Intuitive Learning Circle – how do I know which one is right for me?
Since we’re here to help you develop your intuition, it’s only natural that we would come up with a simple & fun way to decide – using your intuition!
First of all, it’s true that we have quite a few self-healing offerings, so below you’ll find a list of games that will help the Snake in you shed her old skins.
There are 5 categories to choose from ~
IV: Livelihood and
Each category has a selection of games listed underneath which are numbered 1, 2 and 3.
The first step is to take a moment and think about what’s going on for you and then look at the Snake Totem and ask your heart:
“What category would be most useful for me to look at now?”
Once you have the category number, ask yourself:
“Which number in that category represents the best self healing process for me right now – or is the best place to start?”
Remember to take the very first number that comes to you, because that is your Inner Wisdom speaking or your intuition. If more than one number comes up, write them all down in the order they came to you.
Once you have your number, scroll down the list and check out that process. You might be surprised at what you chose, because intuition doesn’t always makes sense at first. However, I suggest that you trust your first response and explore the exercise anyway. See if it pertains to your situation and feels right.
This is the intuitive way to determine which exercise is best for you right now!
Suggestion: Early on in your journey with Snake, go through Open Your Heart and Make Friends to develop a truly co-operative relationship!
Of course, if you want, you can always get help with Rheanni if you want more private coaching. Her contact info can be found at the bottom of this page…
I: Transmuting Your Relationship with the Cosmos
Clear obstructions that prevent you from following your own path.
II: Transmuting Your Relationship with Family & Ancestors
Reveal a new, more vibrant version of yourself by moving beyond limitations.
III: Transmuting Your Relationship with Your Environment
Learn to adapt to environmental extremes and take care of yourself.
IV: Transmuting Your Relationship with Career & Livelihood
Consciously attend to fundamental changes that have occurred in your work.
V: Transmuting Your Relationship with Your Self
Transform and peel away the mask that hides your beauty.
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Read the Origin Story of Gifts from the Rainforest
During a spiritual pilgrimage to Peru in the spring of 2001, Rheanni and her partner joined a small band of travelers to work with traditional shamans in the Amazon jungle and the mountains of Machu Picchu.
In Gifts from the Rainforest, she shares wisdom from the many plant, animal and nature spirits that they encountered through the Intuitive Learning Circles and their messages.
Sessions with Rheanni are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. Contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email: [email protected].
Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.
Why does joy elude us? Because the mind is busy going for other things. Like “winning,” being “right,” “desirable” or “perfect.”
Yet, when you retrain your mind to go for “joy” rather than “perfection,” amazing things start to happen…
For a lot of us, a tremendous amount of our energy has been focused on externally sourced goals. We try so hard to win, to look good, to escape punishment or to be “right.” Sadly, many of us are taught that we’re supposed to be perfect, so that’s what we’ve trained the mind to go for.
But what does “perfection” mean? Whose definition of being perfect are we using? Our parents? Mom? Dad? Our boss? Our family? Religion? The media? All of these definitions are externally sourced and full of contradictions.
More often than not, “perfection” simply means doing what somebody else wants us to do. No wonder so many of us are spinning around, chasing after a hundred different things! Going for perfection usually creates pressure, confusion and an overwhelmed mind!
0n the other hand, going for joy usually creates more joy – which connects us with our true creative spark, which seems as though it would be much better. You can use this Circle to help your mind focus around the energetics of Joy:
In some situations, it might also be helpful to go for:
If you would like to experiment with this idea, you can go through Retrain Your Mind to Go for Joy and see what happens to your mood and point of view!
Welcome to Learning in the New Paradigm – Mind Exercises to Retrain Your Mind to Go for Joy Rather than “Perfection.”
~ with Rheanni Lightwater, CHT, CKP
The Intuitive Learning Circles are a great tool to help you retrain your mind to successfully move away from the internal conflict that comes from having to be perfect. This short exercise will get you started. I’ve put it together to help you discover a way to refocus on internally sourced goals that are joyful and genuinely meaningful for you! All you have to do is relax and gaze softly at the Circles while you gently contemplate the affirmations or questions that go with them. Here’s an example:
“I fine tune them to be present and aware of my Soul and its purpose.”
“I use them to become aware of interference, obstacles and false ideas about perfection.”
“I am motivated to focus on beneficial solutions, opportunities and joy.”
An important note about Mind Body Integration ~
The brain and body communicate through different channels when a part of you is crossed over the center of your body. As you go through the steps, cross and uncross a hand or foot over the midline of your body when you gaze at each Circle. Use a soft focus and breathe patiently. This will help you integrate your thinking more fully so that you can be more creative. If you have any negative self-talk, let it go by breathing through it.
Feel free to move at anytime in any way to help you embody your experience!
Take a few breaths and let this symbol help you make corrections. Relax and sense your overall energy. If it feels jagged or disjointed, stay with the Key until the energy smooths out and you can begin to feel the energy of your Soul coming through. Affirm this intention both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body:
“I repair the glitches, holes and blockages in my energy system.”
Please note: You may need to do this several times during the course of this exercise…
Okay, so let’s begin to retrain your mind…
Step One: In your current situation, who or what is defining “perfection” for you?
Perhaps it’s the media or something you learned at home or in school.
Wherever it came from, does that definition create joy for you? Is it creating more balanced prosperity? What about freedom or equality?
So, what are you actually asking your mind to accomplish?
Step Two: How much of your energy have you been sending to this definition?
If it were a percentage, what might it be?
10%? 20%? 50% or more?
Would you like to send that energy to create more joy in this situation instead?
Step Three: Imagine you can retrain your mind to reorganize itself around “joy,” rather than “perfection.”
Place the word “Joy,” or “Balanced Prosperity” in the center, open space of the Circle and soften your gaze. Relax. While you’re doing this, the Circle may seem to rotate, spin or even change colors. If that happens – go with it. Release control of the experience and let your thoughts re-arrange themselves. Your new goal may turn into images, experiences, colors, sounds or movements. Let it happen! You will know that the process is complete when the energy subsides.
Try the same with “Freedom” and “Equality”.
You can get up and move around if you like. Take all the time that you need so you can align with the inner guidance system of your Soul!
Step Four: Think about your situation again and bring your senses into balance by focusing on the center open space of this Circle.
Ask your heart: “What do I really want to accomplish?”
Step Five: Take a moment to clarify your intention through your Third Eye Chakra. Focus inwardly on what’s most important for you.
Remember to keep breathing!
Step Six: Clear the energy in your Heart Chakra so you can connect your ideas about Joy with the true creative spark of your life force.
From there, connect with your other intentions for balanced prosperity, etc.
Keep directing the energy to the center open space of the Circle. Doing so will help you bring your true intentions more fully into the center of your life!
Step Seven: How might you approach your life situation differently now? What action can you take that will help you know you’re going for joy?
How is it different when you go for balanced prosperity, freedom and equality?
Congratulations! Going for joy rather than perfection is a central concept of the Intuitive Learning Circles that will help you to live and prosper in the New Paradigm of co-operation, equality and balanced prosperity.
The following extra-intuitive activities aren’t required, but they can really help you excel in creating the very best of your talents, interests and passions…
Future pacing is a way to deepen the effects of any mind body healing by projecting a preferred outcome into the future. You can use that idea to solidify what you’ve just learned about going for joy.
If you agree, join us in Future Pacing with Hypnotherapy!
This Mind Exercise is Part of Animal Totem Tracks for Self-healing
Find out about Intuition Training for Personal Growth with us!
About the Author
Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM and has 25+ years experience in the art and science of mind body healing. Contact her for a private session if you still help retraining your mind.
Ms. Lightwater’s mission is to assist people in creating healthy balance and harmony in their lives through energy medicine, hypnotherapy and feng shui clearing. Sessions are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. Contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email: [email protected].
This Mind Exercise should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.
Do You Struggle with Learning Difficulties?
I’ve learned from experience that what others may call a disease or disability can become the foundation for brilliance, innovation and thinking outside the box.
I was raised in a time before ADD, ADHD or Dyslexia had names. In the fifties and early sixties, kids like me didn’t have learning difficulties, we were simply labelled slow, troublemakers or stupid. Judging from the amount of time I spent in the principle’s office, I was probably put into the troublemaker category pretty early on!
Learning Difficulties: The Genius of Thinking Differently
I remember when I was just beginning to learn how to write my name in cursive. I was trying to figure out which hand worked better making all those loops and curly-ques. While experimenting with my left hand, my second grade teacher came over to me and plucked the pencil right out of my hand. “You don’t want to use that hand,” she barked, “only bad people are left handed.”
I didn’t like that teacher much so, at that moment I made a decision. I was going to be left-handed just to spite her! To this day, I am quasi-ambidextrous – I write with my left hand and do just about everything else with my right.
Similarly, I had learning difficulties getting my b’s and d’s right. They always seemed to get mixed up in my mind. I was restless in class because I had trouble concentrating and following what the teacher said was unbearable to me. In my early 20’s I even experienced stuttering because I literally couldn’t think of anything to say when in conversation. My mind would go completely blank, which was humiliating to me.
I know that most of the time, advice from teachers, family and friends was meant to help. They just couldn’t understand why I had learning difficulties or what to do about them. Unfortunately, having a mind that’s wired differently meant that techniques that worked well for others, didn’t work well for me.
Much later in life, I started to accept that doing things the way that other people did them just wasn’t going to work for me. I was eventually forced to accept that my learning difficulties had to do with early childhood trauma when a family crisis put me into a full-fledged case of PTSD.
It took me quite a while to get my bearings again, but once I decided that it was okay to be different – outside of the approval of my family – my life took a sharp turn for the better. I stopped beating myself up and started to embrace the things that came naturally to me. I went into bodywork and somatic education together with hypnotherapy, Reiki and mind/body energy work. I began to experience a satisfaction and success that I had never known before. Finally, I was allowing the way I was wired to lead me into exciting new fields of discovery and innovation!
I set to work learning about and putting together techniques from many different disciplines to help me and my clients, many of whom were highly sensitive people with similar learning difficulties. I developed a whole system of tools for better focus and concentration using muscle testing. I’ve also found that they can help with emotional healing, reducing stress and providing a way to activate advanced states of intuition and creativity.
Today, I use those tools to find solutions together with my clients and students – whether the issue is in their body, their thinking process or their environment. I call them the Intuitive Learning Circles and now I’m making them available to other people, like you – so that you can also experience the beauty and genius of thinking differently.
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The Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment for any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described in Gifts from the Rainforest or this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.
Could You Be Stepping Into Danger or Taking the Hit for Someone Else? Developing Precognition Will Help You to Stay Out of Trouble.
The Intuitive Learning Circles are great at developing precognition, bringing intuitive hits, hunches and other unconscious information up to the surface to be examined more closely. Especially if you have learning difficulties or your inner guidance is blocked for some reason. That’s why I’m sharing this Mind Exercise from Intuitive Learning in the New Paradigm. By playing, you’ll have the opportunity to engage your imagination and shed some light on potential situations where you might be better off staying out of the way!
If you’ve ever stepped into a compromising situation or gotten caught in the middle of a fight between people, you know what it feels like to suddenly find yourself caught in the middle of a “no-win” situation. It feels horrible! Especially for highly sensitive people, who often find themselves in the middle of highly charged, emotional conflicts.
“If only I knew beforehand or had some kind of “spidey sense” that there was going to be a problem, I wouldn’t have even shown up!”
But wait. That’s not really so far out of the realm of possibilities. It’s called developing precognition or as I like to say, listening to your intuitive hit.
Clearing the Way for Making Smart Decisions
Use Your Inner Guidance and Gut Instincts to Get Out of the Way and Learn How to Be in the Right Place at the Right Time.
You’ve probably had an experience of knowing that it just felt wrong to go to a certain place at a certain time. Then later, you find out that you were right. Something unfortunate happened in that very same place around that time! That’s your precognition at work and it’s a darn useful skill to have, especially now, when times are so unstable and chaotic.
In the old paradigm based on greed and elitism, it’s been commonplace for people to try to control things by invading other people’s space or interfering with important personal projects or relationships. This can happen on a physical level, but it can also happen on an emotional/mental level, which often causes emotional shock that sits frozen under the surface of our awareness. We have expressions for when these kinds of manipulations happen. “Get out of my space,” or “stop playing mind games with me,” are just a few. Unfortunately, when this happens, emotions can easily escalate out of control and our normal awareness of danger can get blocked!
Developing precognition through accurate intuition is one way to help you keep your mind on your own business and protect yourself from dangerous situations.
Preparations for Developing Precognition
Begin by activating your five senses so that your intuition can come forward and give you the help that you seek. You can use these affirmations:
“I reclaim and reconnect with my senses.”
“I clear them up so that I can accurately sense my environment.”
“I use them to sense what will keep me safe, productive and well.”
“I become aware if I’m intruding on other people’s business.”
“I can clearly sense what will help me to _______________.”
Next, gaze softly at this Circle to help you gently release any shock that might be under the surface for you. Imagine the lines are getting all wavy and loose.
Give yourself more help by making repairs to any chakras that might have been affected by all the chaotic energies in the environment.
“I smooth out any jagged energies, addictions, viruses, reversals or blockages in my field.”
Use this next Circle to help you develop precognition in your current situation by tapping into your unconscious mind. Gaze softly at this Circle and ask yourself:
“Is there a situation coming up where I need to get out of the way?”
“Is there a situation where someone is getting in my way or blocking what I need to do?”
Be patient and relax into your body. The Circle is helping you focus in on pertinent unconscious information. Your answer could come in the form of a feeling, an image, words or a combination of them all.
Let’s get some more information…
Sometimes we’re empathically picking up on someone else’s situation.
Could that be happening in this case?
If so, is there any shared karma? Have you let your protection down?
Do you need to pull your energy back and re-establish protection?
Is there an action you’re thinking about taking that isn’t in your best interests? Do you need increased awareness to take that action?
If the answer you get is “no”, count yourself lucky and keep up the good work staying out of trouble!
If the answer is “yes” or “maybe,” keep going with this exercise to find out more about what’s going on and what you can do about it.
Continue the Mind Exercise for Developing Precognition
1. Slow down and ask for more information about what’s really going on. Use your imagination and see the landscape of your mind slowing down too. Things may simply be moving too fast for you to get out of the way when trouble is about to happen.
2. When things are chaotic or moving too fast, it’s easy to get distracted and fall into scams, traps and deceptive mind games. Plus, people are more likely to be mixed up in situations where they really don’t belong. Use this Reiki Chakra Key to open your Third Eye to intuition and common sense. You can use these positive affirmations to help:
“I open my Third Eye and let it balance.
I use it to separate what’s true from what’s a distraction or all-out lie.”
Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
3. Remember the relationship or situation where you think there might be a problem. While you think about it, gaze at this Circle and ask your gut a couple of simple “yes” or “no” questions:
“What is the situation? Is there any danger in it?”
Once you find the situation, ask yourself:
“What is the danger here? Can I tell how I’m participating in the situation?
Is there an important reason why I’m participating or considering doing this? Is it worth it to put myself in this situation?”
“Am I placing my hopes into something that isn’t in my best interests?”
What does my inner guidance say about this?
4. Continue your self-inquiry:
“Would I be pulled off track or doing harm to myself? Would my projects be harmed? My loved ones? If so, what is the problem?”
It could be timing, placement, priorities, a belief, an agreement, a habit or something else…
Take your time to get as much information as you can.
5. Would being in this situation have a negative effect on your boundaries? Your prosperity? Your health or well-being? In what way?
6. Sometimes, how people see you can be a source of the problem. People often project what’s going on within themselves onto other people. Check in with this Circle to see if anything like that could be involved. Note – what’s being projected onto you could be either unflattering, flattering or both!
“In this situation, am I being projected on?”
So, now you have a lot more information to work with as you decide what to do!
7. What is the best thing to do in this case? If you need to move out of the way, see yourself doing that in your minds eye. If you need to let go or say “no”, see yourself doing that. Whatever message you get, see yourself taking your own advice.
“What do I need to do?”
Finish this part of Developing Precognition with these affirmations:
“I resolve to be in the right place at the right time for my highest good.”
“I stay out of trouble and follow through on my true priorities.”
“I close the doors on old habits, distractions or misconceptions.”
“I follow the direction of my Soul’s protection.”
Take a moment to thank yourself for Developing Precognition, a gift that will save you a lot of time and grief in the long run! Now is a good time to take a walk or go out into Nature to help this all integrate. Be prepared for new ideas and solutions to make their way towards you.
Once you’re clearer about your situation, you may want to go through one of these two strengthening exercises, depending on what your concern is:
Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in mind body healing with family and relationship clearing using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning Circles, Reiki as a Master/Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.
Schedule with Rheanni via Zoom, FaceTime or in person when you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Call her at (505) 271-4612 between 10:00am – 5:00pm, MST, Monday through Friday to schedule or Email: [email protected]
This Transformation Game should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.