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Experience Trumps Book Learning – And I’ve Got Lots Of It

Welcome to my world. In this brief, and I hope, eye-opening look into my world you will discover why I KNOW, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I can help you make the difference in your life you REALLY want to make.

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Rewiring My Brain For Success by Ali Bierman

On June 9, 1996, while working as a psychotherapist in crisis care, a client attacked me leaving me disabled with a brain injury. To say that incident turned my life upside-down would be a gross understatement.

I recall thinking, “I am responsible for 8 lives. I cannot lose consciousness or she will surely kill me and who knows what else.”

At three times my size, she pinned me in so tightly I could not even move. And then I noticed how she pulled her body back before each swing and timed my movement to slide out of her trap.

Her repeated blows to my head impacted every system in my body.

The sixteen members of the medical team on my case either told me it was all in my head (Duh, I house my brain there!) OR there was nothing they could do to help me, “Learn to live with it,” they said unapologetically.

I knew all I had lost intellectually. My short-term memory disappeared – one week before final exams in my first year of doctoral work.

My eyes didn’t work, my hands shook (ending my design business, writing and guitar playing) and I was dizzy out the wahzoo.

Besides the pain that made migraines look like a walk in the park, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) robbed me of the sleep I so desperately needed to heal.

The gift in my injury quickly revealed itself when the Universe led me to energy modalities – which I never knew existed. As I learned each specialty in an effort to heal myself (no way did I buy into the paradigm of the medical community that said I would not heal) I discovered, though I had to use my manual (lacking the memorizing ability), I was often the first student to grasp and use the concepts successfully.

I didn’t re-gain all I lost.

However, I healed to the point that I mostly reclaimed my memory, overcame the PTSD, and functioned through severe dizziness living mostly with my eyes closed for 17 months (yes, my hearing became so acute I heard air moving – or not moving when blocked by things like buildings).

I became a very successful specialized kinesiologist. My followers called me Doc Ali and my reputation spread quickly.I even resumed my guitar playing and art work.

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So you might imagine how shocked I was to find that I had developed a brain tumor that wrapped around my brain stem and top two vertebrae. We found it in 2011 though it had been growing for years.

The surgeon warned me that I might lose my ability to speak and swallow. In addition, half of my tongue, one vocal chord and other organ parts became paralyzed. Surprisingly, my strong muscles atrophied instantly!

I lost more of how I used to be.

Thankfully I learned, with the first brain issue, to look for the gifts in the situation. I found enough to list them all day long.

We take so much for granted in life – until we lose it.

I did what it took to regain my ability to speak, swallow, and walk. One huge lesson taught me that putting myself out in the world, even if I am less than perfect, is okay and people still follow me!

More than ever, my lifelong desire to serve others, to bring them to the reality of happiness as a birthright, burns within. I am here to tell you your life lies in your hands – well, in your head and how you run it.

I can show you why struggle is optional. Been there. Still doing it.

How To Be Happy Right Now

Happy people live healthier and longer lives. They thrive in their careers and enjoy personal loving relationships.

Decades of research show that happy people lead more successful lives than their counterparts who live ho hum, dull or unhappy lives.

The secret to success lies in being happy first.

So how do you be happy NOW?

How To Make 2013 A Happy and Healthy Year

ALi--head tilt roses2I wish you a belated Happy and Healthy New Year.I just came back online following vocal chord surgery. While I am not yet ready to make a video I am definitely here for you to assist you on your path to a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

In the interest of better serving your needs (which I only know when you share them with me) I study lots of material and research on the brain and mind as well as metaphysics and quantum physics.

The cool thing I find is that science has been discovering what I already found out for myself, namely, that being happy first and loving yourself first lead to better health, more meaningful relationships, and overall more success at everything in life.

Most people got it all backwards. Most people think they have to have a great career to be happy. Or they think the “right” person will love them and make them happy. Ot they believe that gaining health will bring success and happiness.

Nope. Now you know why happiness eludes you. No one and nothing outside of you can make you happy. Period. And no one and nothing outside of you makes you sad or angry either. Now that one we need to talk about, okay?

So what are you going to do about your unhappy situation?

While I have not been able to talk I have been searching the internet for a way to do our bi-weekly live session on topics you tell me you want to know about. And guess what. I am so excited! I found a way to do a live streaming video that you can access completely free and interact live with me.

You will get your questions answered right there and then without relying on a telephone. Plus I will be able to record the session for review later – as many times as you like.

While my voice comes back I will set up and start practicing using the new communication system to master the learning curve. I intend to begin the bi-weekly gatherings this month.

What do you need to do besides keep an eye out for the debut of the new bi-monthly streaming gathering? TELL ME what you want to know. What is going on that keeps you from being happy? What keeps you awake at night?

I willl not tell anyone where the questions come from so you remain anonymous.

So you know, you are not alone. I get very similar very unhappy life situation help requests from women who think they are alone in their suffering. Please know, you are never alone and never need to suffer through life.

If your life up ’til now has been painful, KNOW that your past in NO WAY predicts your future. I will not give up on you so don’t you give up on you.

I don’t care if your struggle is with a life time of abuse or fruitless attempts to get a better figure or a more organized house. If it bothers you, let’s do something about it! Nothing will ever change because you wish or hope it will. And it will not go away by itself.

LIfe is a do it yourself job. I cannot make any changes for you. AND life is not a do it by yourself job.

Do one thing different today even if it is something as simple as putting your other foot down first when getting out of bed or starting to brush your teeth at a different point in your mouth.

Begin the habit of change NOW. Let your subconscious mind and the Universe know you are done with being unhappy and ready to change your life by acting now.

Loving Yourself: The True Meaning of Self Love

When Krystalya Marie interviewed me on A2Zen.fm,  we explored how the mind-body-spirit connection shows up in peoples’ lives AND how my work clears the resulting suffering, I shared the fact that I had recently discovered the true meaning of Loving Yourself.

My words came in response to a caller who sounded terribly down on herself. She said she must not love herself because she couldn’t attract good happy things, only feel bad things into her life. And the intensity of her struggle continued to escalate.

I told her I had been grappling with exactly the same issue until a revelation happened during my meditations. I get ALL my solutions during meditations. I HIGHLY recommend daily meditation of some form that works for you. Contact me for guidance in finding your own way to meditate.

What came to me, that was then confirmed two days later, is the fact that until you love yourself enough the Universe cannot make you privy to the mess hidden out of your awareness that causes your suffering.

In other words, when you have so much love for yourself that you can make it through heavy duty momentary pain then you can free yourself forever.

What the heck am I talking about?

The Universe never presents you with a situation without also presenting possible solutions AND you also need to be in a place where you will allow those solutions into your awareness.

I had noticed the exact pattern working with clients for 15 years. Some people’s issues came with great details revealed by their spirits during our work. I never asked them to recall memories because the whole point is the deepest pain lodges out of your awareness where it remains inaccessible to the conscious mind.

I also noticed that some clients spirits gushed forth with minute detail all across their life time. Yet other clients only flitted through those moments so I could catch them and enter them into the circuits I worked on yet we never knew the details of what happened when.

In both cases, the clients cleared the suffering for the specific issue on which we worked each circuit. Yet those who got to know the causes were the ones ready to handle AND DISMISS the emotional attachment to those issues.

The others knew the ideas and emotions of the root causes but did not experience the same opportunity to know what they cleared. That outcome left them vulnerable to repeating the patterns. Working together we disclosed the emotional pattern just not HOW the pattern showed up for them in real life instances.

When you love yourself the Universe throws stuff at you because It knows you are ready to heal as soon as you “get” the message the Universe has a major life lesson for you. When you fail to hear the message delivered in whispers it gets louder and louder and more in your face until you find yourself in crisis.

So there I was feeling upset with myself for not walking my talk by loving myself first – the main theme of my work in happiness. All the while I have been loving myself so much that the Universe has been, in essence, yelling at me letting me know exactly what I need to heal and to do so once and for all – so I can stop attracting more and more physically painful intensely serious circumstances to my world.

Health: Create Optimal Health and Happiness One Small Step At a Time

You can create optimal health and live in happiness easier than you think.

You know your life does not look exactly as you want it to right now. What do you do to make the changes you really want to make?

Before you feel too overwhelmed to proceed thinking there is just no way to move from where you are no to where you want to be, the gaps being too wide to overcome without doing way too much work, take a deep breath and continue reading.

Feel more relaxed now? Great.

You see change happens incrementally. When you make one little change you stick to it far more easily than you ever would if you tried to leap from your current status to your desired end.

You can do anything if it fits into your life right? And you can do it without stressing out, without exhausting yourself and without frustrating yourself because the task appears too difficult for you.

Begin with your big picture goal and then break it down into the small goals you need to reach on the way to the end result.

What do I mean?

Let’s say you want to begin to get healthier by taking care of your body. You choose to eliminate eating bedtime snacks for one month.

Each night when you find yourself doing whatever activity would cause you to grab something to munch on before bed you make a conscious choice to live in the now, in the present moment and distract yourself with an activity that occupies your mind and allows you to forget about eating something you do not really need.

Repeat that new behavior every night for 28 days. Each day you succeed you will increase your motivation to continue that new behavior. And you will do it without causing yourself pain or feelings of deprivation.

I know you can do it if you really want to. You know it too. So what are you waiting for?

Begin it now!

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