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WHAT in the world is HypnoShamanism!?

As many of you may or may not know, I studied anthropology and archaeology in college and worked as a cultural resource management (CRM) archaeologist in Honolulu, HI and in the Bay Area in Northern California for many years.

It was after the events of September 11th, 2001 and going through the illness and death of my father in 2003 that my spiritual awakening began to blast off. I was directed into my work as an intuitive, a healer, and hypnotherapist. In my work as a clinical and spiritual hypnotherapist, I found a number of my clients were experiencing massive paradigm shifts in their lives and belief systems. It was soon clear that I needed to create an offering that addressed this deep shift.

Because of my previous professional incarnation as an anthropologist, I began to relate the work that I do to Shamanism. I see the that the work of a hypnotherapist is sacred and deeply transformative to those that experience it’s healing benefits. HypnoShamanism is my response to this need.

Want to find out more? Call or text me 808.224.4864  and we’ll schedule a time to chat about it.

I’d like to share a testimonial from a HypnoShamanic client that I recently had the privilege of working with.

“Within just a few moments after Nora’s imaginative induction began, I realized I was in for a great experience. She quickly helped me connect into direct conversation with my higher self. A thrilling state of mind and clarity. Nora is very intuitive and guided the session into a healing shamanic experience as well as a deep information gathering discussion. She demonstrated a knack for instinctively knowing the right questions to ask in a way that kept me on my toes and revealed knowledge that was exciting and unexpected.I was thrilled at the results and left the session feeling empowered. Do yourself a favor and go on a healing transformational adventure with Nora.” 

~JL Washington State

 

Nora Yolles-Young’s Latest Interview on Joy Ride Show!

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It’s Show #27. I’m pleased to share my latest my interview with YOUR

Amazing hosts and metaphysical moms

Tiffanie Williams and Kerry Walker

on the Joy Ride Show!

We discuss life, death and how to explore the through hypnosis.

Enjoy the ride!!!

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/joyride/id1142345756?mt=2 

Mindfulness… An entry point to your soul.

“In this moment, there is plenty of time.

In this moment, you are precisely as you should be.

In this moment, there is infinite possibility.” ~ Victoria Moran1011870

 

So what the heck is mindfulness anyhow?

You are a person. You are also a human being… the operative word here is BEing. You BE baby. You exist. So what!? It means that you not only have a body that moves and responds to the neurological impulses of thought-in-brain to body response; it also means that you have an electromagnetic energy field that surrounds and permeates your physical body. This energy field is the greater you. And yes, the spiritual you.

Have you ever heard the saying we are all spiritual beings having human experiences? It’s true and provable , so look into it, there’s ton’s of info online out there.

 

On to mindfulness… number 1, it’s EASY and 2, it’ll change your life!

Mindfulness is a practice, a way of living your life through the act of noticing and letting that noticing go one thought, emotion, image or sensation at a time.

It can happen as you lay in bed on a weekend morning, while you are stuck in traffic, while you are on hold waiting for your insurance adjuster.

So why would a person want to do such a thing?

A person may not, but being human, you have the capacity, the capability to access vast universes of depth and meaning that is contained within you. All you need do is notice.

Mindfulness begins with a decision to pause. The essential thing is what comes immediately after. The breath. With each slow and deep inhale and exhale is when mindfulness happens. Your breath provides a an entry point into the current moment. Noticing this moment through the breath is you accessing your consciousness. Meaning, you are becoming aware of what would typically be your unconscious experience. You’re literally shifting unawareness into awareness.

Why is this a good thing?

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It’s a good thing because it enables you to see how you are blocking what you want in life. From Explosive Anger, Relationship Anxiety, Stress, Worry, Physical Pain, Emotional Pain, Existential Pain, Traumatic Memories to anything under the sun that holds you at bey from a life of health and happiness.

Your Lesson in Mindfulness

Situation: You are doing your day to day normal, typical day and you get a ping. You remember that there is this thing called mindfulness that you want to try.

Action: Great! That was your first step!

Now. Pause and straighten your spine. Notice your body responding to the internal request to do this.

Take a slow and deeeeep breath. Do this 2 or 4 times.

Notice and scan your body to see if there are any area’s of discomfort, then using your powers of imagination to send your breath to those areas of the body as you adjust your position to find greater comfort.

Once you find your comfort, release all thoughts. Imagine your thoughts simply flying out of your mind. Then breathe.

You can do this for as many breaths as you want, it’s all up to you. There is no “right” way to be mindful other than be mindful. The length of time dedicated is up to you. The ultimate goal here is to approach  this with a sense of adventure and do it for as long as it’s effective. And it is your job to figure out what works for you. Starting out, you may only do 5 full breaths, perhaps you can do a full minute. file000166859946

With consistency, you will desire longer periods of mindfulness and you will notice more things.

By adding mindful noticing to your life, the quality of your life will shift. Here are some of the things that can happen.

  • You will start to open to your innate sensitivity, and this is a good thing.
  • By connecting to your sensitivity, you will begin to find out things like…
  • You’re more intuitive than you ever knew
  • Your waking life will become more magical
  • Your dream time will become more colorful and meaningful
  • Your bullshit detector will become more finely attuned
  • There will be more synchronicities and “signs” that will show up and these are all good things.

There is a down side to becoming more mindful in your life. You will begin to see what is NOT working or as we say in the healing biz… what is no longer serving you. This can be tricky as it can bring the imbalance taking place in the various areas of your life into sharp focus. This will contrast dramatically with the relationships and experiences that are balanced and serving you well. Although this might be troubling to take in at first it is ultimately a blessing for you to know what is working or not in your life. It’s up to you to decide how to proceed once this awareness occurs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoot for the Moon!

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Some may find it hard to believe that we as human beings have unlimited potential. And what does this really mean anyway? What this means to me as a hypnotherapist, healer and life coach is that we people tend to get stuck focusing on the things we observe every day. This can have negative consequences if we tend to notice things that induce fear, stress, and validations that the world is going to hell in a hand basket!

In the work I do, I see people who are stuck in a feed back loop of negativity. This tends to impact people on all levels: Work, Family, Love and Finances. So how does a person change their life and launch into the stratosphere?

My goal in my work is to let people know that they are more than the sum of their personal narrative; their story. Remember, if you accept that you are what you think, and you’re telling yourself that “I’ll never amount to anything” or ” I am just not happy-go-lucky” then chances are pretty good that you are having difficulty achieving your goals successfully, or that you tend to be a little on the gloomy side. You are the creator of that reality! The good news is, if you’ve found yourself in my office, or reading this blog, there is a pretty good chance that you might be (at least slightly) open to a new narrative. A story that is more appropriate for your new, more optimistic personal narrative. One that might even include being open to a nice helping of smiles and happiness! I mean, shoot for the moon!

There is no limit to the fun and success we can get out of life when we learn how to become empowered in our thoughts.

 

 

 

Spirit Onlookers and Hitchhikers

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I am a practical kind of gal. Being a light worker, a working professional, mother, wife and friend to many, I have a busy schedule, and I try to figure out ways to artfully weave the essential practices that simplify and most greatly assist me in my life’s work. Meditation has been a huge alignment tool for me. I’ve never been an ace at meditating, but I KNOW that the clarity of my guidance in my role here in the physical realm is greatly assisted by quieting my mind chatter and connecting with my highest self and spirit support.  This connection allows whatever is meant to come through to flow more freely.

As you have likely noticed, there is a LOT of information about shifting energies out there. I read the energy forecasts and reports voraciously as they help validate what it is that I am going through as a human being evolving into my infinite potential.  I have noticed that in this shifting time where the paradigms are falling away, there is an increase in the spirit tourists passing through on their way “home”. To put it another way, as souls are leaving due to death or release from lower density energies, there can tend to be some confusion about what is happening and how to proceed. “Hey, what’s happening here? Am I dead? Who is this shiny sparkling being sitting here glowing like a rainbow?” This might be what these beings say to themselves as they pass by you. Wouldn’t you want to stop and take a peek?

As light workers with increasing capacities of light, we are attractive to beings that are “passing through”. These little window shoppers appear as little faces or eyes peeking in to our energetic space. It can be startling to see a pair of confused spirit eyes popping in for a look-see while we are having a peaceful moment of mindfulness. If this is something that is happening in your meditations, dream state, or even awake state, know that you are NOT alone. This is happening to many of us.

Here are are some tips that I’ve found helpful.

It is important to stay out of fear when having these experiences. It may seem like a tall order when some of the beings peeking in look a little creepy or mischievous, but they just need a little assistance, crowd control, really. Fear will only exacerbate the situation and create a thread of energetic resonance between you and that being, which you don’t want.

Here are suggestions for handling the curious ones.

 

  • Intention Setting – First decide what your intention is before you: meditate, sleep and wake up for the day. Decide how you want the meditation session, healing session or dream session to go. This will have an enormous impact on the expansion you experience in your light work.
  • Before meditation – Be sure the space you meditate in has a great feeling to it. Smudging the area with sage, bringing in your favorite crystals, and lighting candles will create a great vibe for your space.
  • As you begin to meditate. Be sure to sit with a straight back. Laying down is preferred by some, having your spinal column stacked, straight and strong will enable you to be more of a clear conduit and in more physical alignment with your body.
  • Your energy field. Set and balance your auric space by bringing in white and/or golden light. Set your intention by bringing in your guides, angels, archangels and/or the ascended master you feel the greatest connection with.
  • Once you sense, see, hear or experience the onlooker, acknowledge that you are aware of the being’s presence. There is no need to be afraid just notice, as if you were noticing a person on a crowded bus.
  • Communicate that this is your space.
  • Let them know that they are not welcome in your space – setting boundaries is an important skill in any human endeavor.
  • Communicate that they are in spirit form and not in a physical body, and they have loved ones who are waiting for them. Let them know that they can go to the light. They may not want to go to the dark – imagine a deep sea animal’s soul going to the light – they might prefer the dark and that is okay too.
  • Ask your ascended master to assist you in escorting the being to the vibration that is most appropriate for this being. Allow this to take place.
  • Repeat as many times is necessary. 

Like any practice, it becomes easier the more it’s done. If you find yourself struggling with fear, it helps to remember that you are not alone. Utilize your spirit assistance by asking your “team” to help you stay out of fear, which is what they are there to do, help YOU.

This is a simple tool that can be used and altered as is appropriate for you. This is just meant to be one more tool to add to your light worker tool kit. My hope is that we amazing humans learn to trust that we have what it takes to assist in this powerful time of transition into the golden age.

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Healing Ancient Wounds. 10 Steps to Clearing and Healing

Vasana: Ancient soul wound immerging from the human energy body as: A traumatic flash back, rage, anger, fear, physical pain, exhaustion, sadness, sorrow

If you are reading this, it’s likely that you are familiar with the term and concept of Vasana or ancient wound. Even if you are new to this subject, it’s likely there is a juicy bit for here for you. My goal in this article is to provide a practical tool to assist and empower those who feel side-tracked or troubled by these soul wounds.

Firstly, you are not alone. All awakening beings are experiencing vasanas on some level. Because they are a natural part of the ascension process (awakening of human consciousness), it is important to understand that we must resolve these ancient wounds for our soul’s evolution. You absolutely CAN learn how to cope and release these wounds. Because our souls live forever, we can do the work now or later, quickly or slowly. There is no time frame.  The work will indeed get done; it’s just a matter of whether or not you want to do it now. Because of ascension, there is added “support” energetically for the processing of these wounds, making them more noticeable in our daily lives; often distracting us and draining our internal resources.

Because so many of us are light workers eager to be of service to the planet at this time, it can be discouraging when an ancient wound rears up and forces our attention away from our service work. Please trust and know that this is part of the work, and we have to decide to roll-up our sleeves and get through it if we are going to actualize our true potential as light beings. However, the choice is yours.

When experiencing an ancient wound it is essential to look internally to the mind and make an intentional connection with our higher self. Because we are spirit beings having a human experience you are more vast than the human biological organism has the capacity to access. Imagine fitting all of the light of the sun into a jar and closing the lid, that just about gets at how vast we are. Yet here on Earth, we lose the sensation of that knowing. The great news is the higher self is accessible by way of your mind.

Trusting without scientific proof may be a stretch for some; yet I suggest that is as easy as a decision to be willing. Trust that our higher self is as close and accessible as our index finger is to our thumb.

While experiencing an ancient wound, however you experience it; we can all agree that it feels lousy. These old yucky, painful, often ugly, tucked-away aspects of our selves can take our breath away. Here’s something to try. It can be done anywhere with eyes open or closed, just make sure you are seated or near a chair if you need to sit during the process.

1)      Agree and acknowledge that you are having this experience, and breathe.

2)      Decide and trust that you have the courage to get through it.

3)      Reach out to your higher self. Simply think or state out loud “Higher self, please be with me now.”

4)      Notice where in your body, and how you are experiencing your wound.

5)      Ask your higher self to assist you in becoming the observer to your experience.

6)      See yourself in your mind’s eye standing to the side of your experience viewing it in it’s entirety and without judgment.

7)      Allow the wound to tell you what it needs. You might ask “Wound what are you showing me” or “How can I help you heal”?

8)      Imagine the higher self/observer aspect of self giving the wound what it needs with unconditional love. It could be healing light, sound, a prayer, whatever feels most appropriate to you.

9)      Ask the wound if there is anything else that can be done at this time to assist in its healing. If so, repeat steps 7 and 8.

10)    Now ask that all aspects of self be combined and integrated into a new more whole and healthy you.

Releasing our wounding comes in layers. It is important to be patient and kind with ourselves as we traverse the terrain of this wild and truly awesome journey of life as human beings on glorious Terra Gaia.

Affirmation: I am open to love, to growth and to the light of my spirit.