Blog: What’s Your Superpower?

Now that the winners have been awarded their medals, the torch extinguished and the athletes have returned to their home countries, what are we left with from the 30th Olympic Games? The heroic accomplishments of swimmer Michael Phelps; the triumph of Oscar Pistorius, a.k.a. the “The Blade Runner”;  the dramatic breakthrough bronze medal of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team… Each of these is an example of the extraordinary achievements that are possible for human beings when we hold a bold and inspiring vision for our life. You are gifted with the same ” superpower” these Olympic athletes have for creating what you really want in life.  The only difference between us “regular folks” and them is that they have a strategy for success, one that they have practised over and over again to the point of mastery:  Visualization. You, too, can make your dreams happen in reality when you know the steps to visualizing your goals. Here are The 5 Basic Steps to Visualization: Relax – Imagine – Feel – Believe – Let Go. Step 1:  Relax. Find a quiet, comfortable seat, breathe deeply and steadily.  Empty your mind and relax your body from head to toe.  Focus again on your breath for a few moments, the rise and fall of your chest, and allow yourself to come into the present moment. Step 2:  Imagine. Now, think about what it is you want.  A knock-your-socks off relationship;  a new home where you can live, love and thrive;  satisfaction and happiness in your career;  a holiday in a tropical paradise…  Don’t be afraid to think bigger and in more detail than...

Blog: If You Can See It & Believe It – You Can Achieve It!

Watching the 2012 London Summer Olympics we’ve been inspired – and stunned – by the precision performances of the athletes.  16-year-old gymnast Gaby Douglas jumping, tumbling, flying and twirling her way to the women’s gold.  Michael Phelps breaking world swimming records by fractions of a second again and again! We sit in front of our tv’s wondering, How do they do it? Apart from their extraordinary level of commitment to their sport and rigorous practice, what is these athletes’ secret to success? After the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Michael Phelps said in an interview, “Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination, and that’s something I learned and something that helped me.” He was speaking, of course, about the power of visualization. I first heard about this technique back in the ’80’s when a friend recommended I read Shakti Gawain’s “Creative Visualization”. This classic little book (I love thin books packed with good ideas!) taught me how to use my imagination to create mental images of what I wanted in life… and it really worked! Oprah agrees.  She says, “I do believe, and I have seen in my own life, that Creative Visualization works.” But creative visualization isn’t only for Olympians, celebrities and certain other “special people.”  Anyone can learn and master this tool once you have the know-how. It’s really very simple: First you imagine in your mind’s eye what your dreams and goals are, in any area of life that’s important to you:  health, relationship, career, finances, creativity, etc. Next, you use the energy of your emotions...

Blog: Why People Don’t Heal

How is it that people can have back pain, or depression, or even cancer, for years, and not heal? Caroline Myss, in her book, Why People Don’t Heal, maintains that most people do not use their precious life-force energy efficiently.  Instead they squander it! She suggests that the average person uses 60% – 70% of their energy simply to manage the negative experiences of their childhood, adolescence and early adulthood, as well as to hold on to the losses, disappointments and resentments of the past.  Another 10% is used up worrying about, planning for and trying to control the future. This leaves very little energy for the present moment – or for healing. Thus, people remain reliant on chemical medicine for their healing.  The problem with this is that if we heal the body, but not the person’s energy, the pain or illness will likely return. How can we reclaim the energy we are losing to maintain the past and control the future – and harness it for healing in the present instead? The Secret to Healing In order to heal ourselves, we must maintain most of our consciouness in present time – not in the past, not in the future, but in the now. Life has a way of bringing us – and our energy – into present time.  Often it is through trauma.  When we find ourselves in the midst of a disaster, have an unexpected accident, or discover that our lives suddenly are in danger, we become very focused on the present moment.  We bring all our consciousness into the now instinctively.  Suddenly, the past does...

Blog: “Bio-Energy Healing? Huh…?

When I tell people about the work I do, their eyes open wider and they often say:  “Bio-Energy Healing…hmmm…interesting.  What is that anyway?”  Here’s how I like to explain it…   Everything is energy — including tables, chairs, the food we eat — and the human body.  When life brings us stress we tend to close down the flow of energy through our body.  It’s a natural, protective reaction.  But then your energy becomes stagnant or blocked, interrupting the flow…  You feel emotionally drained and stuck in your health, relationships or career. Bio-Energy Healing is a natural, non-invasive treatment that is completely safe.  Based on the ancient Chinese practise of medical Qi Gong,  Bio-Energy clears the blocks in your energy – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual — and instantly gets your energy flowing freely again.  You feel an increase in your energy and vitality, your outlook shifts back into the positive zone and your body heals from pain and illness. I’ve had success treating clients with all kind of conditions, including anxiety, depression, back pain, headaches, chronic fatigue, digestive problems, trauma, insomnia, addiction, etc.   Since we’re working with energy, and everything is energy, people also make breakthroughs in creativity, confidence, career, communication and love relationships too! David Raphael “The Awakening Times:  Enlightened Living...

FREE De-Stress Workshop Now in North Burnaby and Kerrisdale!

Join David Raphael for: “The Hidden Stressors Blocking Your Energy” …and  7 Easy Strategies to Give Yourself a Boost! When your energy is open and flowing, you feel happy and healthy and life is great!  But when there is stress, your energy can become stagnant or blocked.  This can lead to illness, depression, career dissatisfaction, relationship problems, etc… Come and uncover some of the Hidden Stressors that may be blocking your energy, health and happiness. Learn quick-and-easy strategies to boost your vitality and shift your frame of mind – immediately. Find out how to raise your energetic set-point so that you have a surplus of strength and power available to you – all the time! ~  Great Door Prizes ~ ~ Refreshments Will Be Served ~ ~ $15.00 At the Door ~` …………………………………………………………… YOUR SPECIAL OFFER: *Complimentary Admission* When You Pre-Register On-line.   [ENTER DISCOUNT CODE: energy] …………………………………………………………… Choose the date and location that suits you best and click to register: Yatra Yoga- April 28th, Saturday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 6690 East Hastings Street, North Burnaby …………………………………………………………… SpiRe Wellness – May 8th, Tuesday, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2885 West 33rd Ave, Vancouver …………………………………………………………… Join me for this interactive, informative and FUN seminar, where I will show you where to start to create your BEST LIFE,  which includes vibrant energy, a healthy body, a calm mind, harmonious relationships, fulfilling work and more… Until then, be well ~ David Raphael Discover Yourself.  Create Vibrant Health.  Live a Life You...