Optimal Breathing for Health

Breathing is the key to relaxation and to life, but we don’t know how to really have an optimal breath.

Try this:

Sit with your eyes closed and feel where your breath is in your body. Just notice for a few breaths.
Now, breathe your breath down lower into your body. With each breath, drop it down until it is in your belly and hips. Ahh, enjoy for a few moments!
As you inhale your belly extends. As you exhale your belly contracts. Keep your shoulders down and relaxed.
Feeling better all ready? Now, drop your mental chatter into your breath. Breath deeper, slower…
As you breathe, think “breathing in, breathing out.”
Do this every day for ten minutes or more and notice how your life improves.
And finally, share this with a friend. You may change their life.

Freedom for You

“We are not our feelings. We are not our moods. We are not even our thoughts.” Stephen Covey from Seven Habits of Very Effective People. Our feelings and our moods are just energy-in-motion. E-Motion. As Buddha explained, they arise, then fall away.

Now, just take a deep breath if an unpleasant emotion, thought, or mood arises. Feel it fall away. It may take a moment or two. No rush. This practice keeps you aware of what is happening inside of you. Keep breathing.

For three days, watch, listen, feel how your emotions, moods, and thoughts arise and then fall away. Remember the breath and be amazed. You will realize that you are not your feelings, moods, or thoughts. They are transient. More on getting free next time.

Motivational Speaker for you on the Secret to Inner Peace

The secret to inner peace lies in your true treasure. Where is your treasure? I bet each person reading this has a different response. “Well, maybe in hidden in the back yard.” Or, “I treasure my family.” I treasure my friends, job, house, security, safety… You can discover where and what your real treasure is by looking at where you spend your time. On the computer? On facebook putting in your new photos or looking at others? Making money? Watching your stocks and bonds, trading? And where are your thoughts? Most people don’t really know what they are thinking all day. It is a quick and continual stream of consciousness, or is it? Maybe it’s just a stream of old audio tapes from the past or fear thoughts of planning for the future. Knowing what you spend time thinking about will give you a clue to where your treasure is. Take a quiz. What do you think of first thing in the morning as you awaken? How does that set the tone for the day? Okay, you don’t know what first comes to mind. Tomorrow morning, check it out. Then pay attention to your thinking throughout the day. You may be surprised. Now, add up how many fearful or negative thoughts you have per hour, by noon, by dinner, by bed. Shocking isn’t it?

Our great spiritual teachers asked this question. Where is your treasure? Christ said, if your treasure is outside of you, then you will create trouble, pain, and suffering. But if your treasure is within you, you will create peace and harmony. Okay great. Sounds terrific doesn’t it? But what does it really mean? What’s inside of you? Maybe alot of turmoil about this recession, or your spouse, or the kids, or your job… Or is that all about your exterior environment? Inside you, means the Divine Center within you. The Divine Seed within you. This seed may not have sprouted yet, but it’s there. How to water it, nurture it? Breath and silencing your mind. In the center of the now is presence, the presence of the Divine. Try sitting with your feet flat on the floor, your back straight in your chair, eyes closed and just listen to your breath. Drop your breath down to your belly, way down. Keep breathing. Now, tell your mind to let go, to empty. ‘Mind empty now of all the thoughts from the day.’ Do this ten minutes a day, and you will begin to find your real treasure. Your treasure with your higher self. Your treasure of inner peace. Cost? Ten minutes a day. Are you worth it? Is your family worth it? Is your bank account worth it?

Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to Deborah-Marie Diamond’s blog!  I invite you to join me an adventure of life enhancing conversations.  Having been a spiritual teacher, public speaker, and healer for too many years to mention, I thought it would be a grand time in history to open a conversation about how to be in this new world.  As a New thought Minister, I will offer daily practices to help support your journey.  Tease you with questions. Stretch your imagination and hopefully bring joy and peace to your heart.  The topics I write about are also topics I speak about.  I am passionate about the health and welfare of our Planet.  I have for years taught classes in reconnecting to Mother Earth and new ways to support her life force.  And, I am passionate on doing my part to raise human consciousness.

In college my Professor of Rhetoric and Public Address at the University of Oregon, challenged me to discover the real meaning in life.  He had taught us a simple concept meditation, a technique that after quieting your mind you focus on one concept or idea.  I was focusing on love, the true meaning of love when the gates of the universal opened up.  I was in a vast void of loving energy, the heart of Creation.  It was very silent and then across the landscape of this vast presence huge letters appeared that were said by a booming voice, “WE ARE ALL ONE.”   My body shook with excitement and anticipation.  As if truth had just penetrated every cell in my body.  I ran to the phone to call my professor, Dr. LaRusso to tell him I had discovered the truth of life!

I knew somewhere deep inside me that I would spend the rest of my life figuring out what that booming message meant.  At twenty, of course, I had no idea that I would also spend my life sharing my discoveries.  And so it continues.  The journey has taken many forms, theatre coach and teacher, Communication Director of public schools, campaign manager for levy elections, radio and television talk show host, Founder and Minister of a church, healer, Founder and Director of Diamond Healing and Education, Inc. a school to train practitioners of Energy Medicine and so forth.  In all the work, the resounding thread was “WE ARE ALL ONE.”    And we are.

In all these venues, it all came back to reconnecting people to themselves, their truth, and their hearts.  For it is only in your heart that you connect with the greater connection.

Now, decades later with all the scientific evidence of our interconnectedness, a strong spiritual movement to heal our minds and souls, many of us still can only understand “WE ARE ALL ONE,”   in an intellectual way.  Because nothing is separate from the One, everything is part of the story of our oneness, even our intellectualizing of it.

I invite you to join me in an expanded conversation of oneness and how it applies to you, the world around you, and the survival of our species.