Tell us something about yourself.
In 1996, I began sharing with my coaching clients a process I created for tapping into the Law of Attraction. I explain this process in Chapter 4 of ‘Chi-To-Be!’. By 2001, this process had been shared with thousands of people and was introduced world-wide in ‘Attracting Perfect Customers…The Power of Strategic Synchronicity’*. Over the next few years, I experienced the joy of fulfillment at having co-authored a best-selling book and the co-creation of a coaching and consulting company based on this transformational process I created.
Yet, in the fall of 2004, I physically, emotionally, and mentally had run out of energy and enthusiasm to take these accomplishments to the next level of success.
As I began to acknowledge and address my lack of energy, I experienced a huge blow to my emotions. My father passed away suddenly on October 7, 2004. Although he had suffered a stroke 5 years previously, over his last six months he had shown signs of improvement in his recovery. So, there was nothing to indicate that the day he died would be his last one on earth. My father was one of my strongest supporters and I felt as if I had a huge hole in my heart and my life after his passing. I also had tremendous guilt because a week before he died, he had asked me to come visit soon and I told him “I had too much to do for the business” to fly out right then. Since I already had plans to visit my family in December, I actually said to him, “We’ll be together for the holidays. It’s not like you’re dying.” Little did I know!
The burden of guilt that I added to my already-depleted body was the literal straw that broke the camel’s back. I had tremendous difficulty getting out of bed each morning. Physically, my body felt like it had been hit with a 2’ by 4’. Emotionally, I felt powerless. Mentally, I had run out of ideas and my creativity was non-existent.
Never before had I ever been in such a state. I was always the go-getter, the over-achiever, the busy person who could always get things done no matter how much was on her plate. I no idea what was happening to me. All I knew was that I could no longer provide coaching or support to others while I was in such a depleted state myself.
I chose to relinquish my shares in the company I had birthed – another heart-wrenching decision – and make myself my own #1 client for the first time in my life.
There were months when I did not get out of bed. I sought support from coaches, nutritionists, and doctors of alternative medicine. My blood pressure was sky-high and my liver was full of toxins. I changed my diet completely – choosing to eat gluten-free – and I noticed that as I changed my eating habits, my body and my mind began to feel stronger and I was able to deal with the emotions that had previously been too painful to feel.
I read self-help books, I attended life-affirming workshops and seminars, and I made it a point to watch ‘The Ellen Show’ every day at 3:00 p.m. because I could always count on laughing at least once during every show. And, laughing made my heart feel better.
And, little by little, I began to feel happier.
In previous years, I participated in NIA Technique™ classes. However, by this time, I was doing nothing physically active. So, I found a NIA™ class close to home and began taking, and then, teaching Nia Technique™ classes to strengthen my body, mind, emotions and spirit. At one of the locations where I taught, I was invited to attend a class on using Young Living™ essential oils (http://www.youngliving.org/chitobe). The minute I opened the door to the classroom and the delicious aromas greeted my nose, I knew that I was in the right place. It was as if every pore on my body had a little mouth and they were all drinking in as much of the scent as possible. Intuitively, I knew that these oils would be an important tool in healing my heart…and helping others heal theirs, too.
And, that is exactly what has happened.
What I have learned through this journey is the importance of maintaining my physical, emotional, and mental energy at a consistently high vibration in order to achieve all of my goals. In other words, I have learned how to keep my ‘Chi’ (“life-force”) flowing around and through all of my bodies so they now function as one unit.
I learned that clinical research has proven that essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man and that, by applying essential oils to my body, I am increasing cellular frequency and circulation, which increases oxygen delivery to the cell. Basically, each time I am inhaling pure essential oils or applying them to my body, I am literally giving myself more power and strength….or as I like to say, and the title of this book, conveys…I am increasing my Chi energy to be and do whatever I desire!
I was also inspired when I learned that Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology in Cheney, Washington, developed new equipment to measure the biofrequency of humans and foods. He used this biofrequency monitor to measured the influence that thoughts have on the body’s electrical frequency.
I was amazed to learn that negative thoughts lowered the measured frequency by 12 MHz and positive thoughts raised the measured frequency by 10 MHz. It was also found that prayer and meditation increased the measured frequency levels by 15 MHz.
So, I began to focus my attention on how to maintain my body’s biofrequency at its highest level through positive thinking and various other methods to increase my Chi energy. As a result, my health continued to increase, my energy returned to full strength, my mind began to function clearly again.
I consider the 11 Chi-To-Be! Energy Surges™ I share in this book as the essential tools, resources, support and nutrients with which I nourished and nurtured my body, mind, emotions and spirit to bring me to level of well-being I did not know existed – or was not even possible for me to experience — six years ago.
I am now a Certified Aromatherapy Coach, a Certified Raindrop Technique Practitioner, a Licensed Spiritual Healer, and a representative of a therapeutic-grade essential oils company, on my way to attaining a doctorate in Natural Medicine (my B-All™, to be explained in Chapter 1).
And, as I declared six years ago, I have been able to heal my heart – both physically and emotionally — as well as being blessed to be able to share these tools with many great souls to support them in healing their hearts and achieving their own life’s goals.
You will meet a few of these masterful leaders throughout this book. Each one is a participant in the Chi-To-Be! Masters™ coaching program, which you will learn more about in Chapter 13.
As you enter in the process of generating your own Chi energy to achieve your ultimate B-All™, I invite you to first turn to Chapter 12 where you will find a Chi Generator Calculator. Use this Calculator as your guide for amping-up, balancing and grounding your energy as you utilize the tools available in each chapter of this book.
* Attracting Perfect Customers, The Power of Strategic Synchronicity by Stacey Hall and Jan Brogniez, copyright © by Stacey Hall and Jan Brogniez, Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc
How did you choose the title?
The title came to me over a 3-year process of meditating on why it is so important to maintain my energy at its highest level. The concept of identifying and staying focused on my ultimate goal by utilizing this energy lead to the inspiration to call the ultimate goal a ‘B-All’ (as in the Be-All, End-All of all my goals).
What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite author is Jeffrey Archer. I am fascinated by his use of words and his ability to create so many different characters who are all fully developed as human beings.
Who is the perfect reader for your book?
Chi-To-Be! is for everyone who has run out of steam towards fulfilling their dreams. This book put the bounce back in the B-All of all those who feel dis-empowered, dis-illusioned, and dis-heartened as a result of struggling so hard for so long in the volatile economic climate of the past few years. It is especially valuable for people who provide care and healing to others — such as nurses, massage therapists, hospice workers, yoga teachers, nutritionists, and parents — who often give more to others than they give to themselves.
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?