Living a life less toxic…

by Faith Canter

I CAN Do It!


So a week ago today I was in Glasgow’s SECC listening to Bruce Lipton speak about our pre-programmed subconscious mind and how it effects our life.  This was part of the Hayhouse ‘I Can Do It’ event.  This was the first time I’ve heard Bruce talk, although I’ve read his books and I’ve found how he explains the connection between science and spirituality fascinating and very helpful to my own healing and recovery.  I can’t wait for the opportunity to hear him speak again now; he was funny, clear, easy to follow and all round brilliant!  He made me feel like he was talking just to me alone and made me realise what I can and will do to retrain my subconscious from the effects of other people’s thoughts and believes I absorbed as a small child.

Listen to him on You Tube, read his books, go to a talk by him, but whatever you do try to absorb some of his teachings as they make so much sense and can be so helpful.

The below picture is me being a Bruce Lipton groupie when I got him to sign a copy of his new book, ‘The Honeymoon Effect after his talk.




So everyone who knows me knows I rave on about David Hamilton (a lot), but his books really did help me towards my recovery from ME/CFS.  They made me realise how my negative thoughts about my health and life were effecting my health and my life!  Until I read his books and listened to his talks online I hadn’t realised that our thoughts actually create chemical and physical reactions within the body.  Once this was explained to me in a scientific way and not just the mantras of ‘think positively’ without really understanding why, I started to look at what I was allowing my brain to do to me and my life and how this could be changed to create a more positive outcome.

So, as always, I was very pleased to see David’s name on the list of speakers at this event.  He always has the audience giggling along (this is possibly helped by the fact, as my dear friend puts it, he’s a silver fox, ha) to his talks and always explains everything so simply and in a easy to follow format.  If you haven’t heard of him before then look him and his talks up on You Tube, especially the on’s about how the mind can heal the body – you’ll be fascinated!

And again I felt the need to be a groupie and the below picture is proof of this! =0)



The last person I wanted to tell you about completely took my breath away.  I just wasn’t expecting so much from this man, especially as the talk seemed a little slow getting started, but what he talked about really rang home.  Not being a religious kind of person I wasn’t sure how much I would get out of his talk, but I was quite fascinated by the idea of watching him talk, being that he was possibly the most famous person I was going to see.  I enjoyed the film Conversations with God but it doesn’t come even close to any of my favourites but I felt instantly drawn to………that’s right Neale Donald Walsch, especially when before his talk even began he surprised most of us in the audience by wandering around us shaking people’s hands and conversing.

As I said above, his talk with breath-taking, I’ve never heard anyone talk about religion so bluntly, yet so lovingly.  He really opens your eyes to everything that’s wrong with religion and where this has come from, yet also describes what’s beautiful and amazing about God and where this being/thing/person is and how it can be heard.  He doesn’t pigeon-hole any of it, but leaves it all open to your own imagination and not that of anyone else’s, especially not of the strict teachings of some of the churches.

He really doesn’t mind making fun of himself, he had people roaring with laughter a long time after he’d finished telling each part of his story and a couple of times had to stop for people to get themselves together.  He was simply brilliant!

Needless to say he got a standing ovation and a well deserved one I should say.  I now plan to read all of his many books especially the one to was talking mostly about on the day, ‘The Only Thing That Matters’.  I had thought all his books were religious in content but many of them are about the planet, economics, politics and other things we are getting wrong and how we can work on ourselves to help the world as a whole. Look him up!

Last groupie shot, me and the brilliant Mr Walsch:




So what did I learn from this Hayhouse weekend?  Well, with such empowering (there were many more than I’ve mentioned here, these were just some of my favourites) and thought-provoking speakers I really did come away believing ‘I Can Do It’; whatever it is we want to do there’s absolutely not reason why we can’t do it –  we just need to believe!

I wanted to to give you all another freebie before I sign off this week, so here it is:

Carpet Deodoriser 

Take an old carpet deodoriser tube and fill almost to the top with bi-carb powder.  Then add in a selection of essential oils of your choice (totalling about 30 or 40 drops), shake very well so the oils are well distributed and there you have it! Sprinkle on your carpets an hour or so before vacuuming.  The bi-carb actually absorbs bad odours and the essentials oils leave some nicer odours behind instead –  there’s no masking unpleasant smell with almost as unpleasant chemically carpet deodoriser smells.  It’s all natural, cheap and easy to make!

Have a great weekend everyone

4 thoughts on “I CAN Do It!

  1. How wonderful. Bruce is brilliant I met him Las Vegas in 2008 when I went over there, for a “I Can Do It”!

  2. Wow, a Vegas ‘I Can Do It’, now that sound pretty cool! =0)

  3. Sounds like an amazing event. Sometimes it takes other people pointing things out to really open up our eyes. Thanks for linking up at The Blogging Bunch’s Saturday Showoff Linky Party!

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