I have been teaching spirituality and conscious living in both one-on-one and group settings for over a decade. Yet through all my experience working with literally thousands of clients, and my training in hypnosis, Reiki, guided imagery and many other modalities, the one tool I keep coming back to is the breath. It is the key that unlocks multiple levels of transformation. And it is a gift that keeps on giving.
When I first embarked upon my own journey of healing and self improvement, I had a real issue with ADD and nervous energy. It was extremely difficult for me to stay focused on a conversation for more than a couple of minutes before my mind “wandered off.” I was living in my head, and was consumed with how the outside world perceived me. At that time, I was a high fashion model, living between Paris and New York, on a never-ending quest for “the next thing” — the next party, the next guy, the next big booking or fabulous outfit to fulfill me.
Ultimately, the illusion came crashing down, and I realized that looking outward for happiness was an exercise in futility. I surrendered to my inner-calling, and began training as a healer. One of my first lessons was the power of the breath. My energy –teacher would constantly remind me, ‘Britta, your breath, where is your breath? Are you breathing? You are holding your breath! ” At first, I didn’t take it seriously. I thought, “What’s the big deal? I breathe all the time!”
Then, one day I became intensely triggered. Uncontrolled thoughts went racing through my head. I was gripped by fear, overwhelmed by what was the most dramatic identity shift of my life. All my money from modeling had been lost by somebody I trusted. I had moved from NYC on L.A., enrolled in hypnosis school, was training to become an Imagery Master and studying spiritual psychology whilst unable to pay my rent. I was lonely, exhausted and fearful to move forward, when in fact it was the only way to go.
In the midst of this awful panic attack I finally remembered, “breathe Britta, breathe!” And I did. I focused on my breath and allowed it to become my safe heaven. By reaching as deeply into my belly as possible, I removed myself from the noise, the chatter, the nausea, the illusion. I came into my center and was able to observe myself as I was facing this fantastic choice; the choice between drama and freedom.
Since then, I have come to realize that the more we practice the conscious breath, the better life becomes. When we operate from a calm center, we can create space, bend time, and show up as we choose; as witty, funny, relaxed, peaceful and — most important — in control our lives, our minds, our choices, perceptions and experiences.
The breath is the ultimate gateway tool. The more we practice, the more we take charge of our lives and accelerate the journey into freedom from illusion; free to play fearlessly. And in time, the breath also clears the path to clear communication with our higher self-guidance, wisdom and truth.
Are you breathing now? J
About the Author:
Britta Dubbels is an intuitive, channel, and light ambassador who has assisted thousands of clients transition through challenging life circumstances to embrace change and live more empowered, compassionate lives. Britta sees and feels information in the form of energy or light — which is our true essence. “Our energy and light is our power. Our mission to own the authentic empowerment that is our birthright, and magnify the light within each other.”
Born in a small village in Northern Germany, Britta was whisked to NYC at age 17 to work as a model with the prestigious Ford agency. Following several years gracing magazine covers worldwide, Britta was eventually called to develop her innate gifts as a channel of light information in the service of humanity. She moved to California and spent years training in a number of healing modalities, to become an Imagery & Reiki Master and licensed hypnotist.
Fueled by a deep connection and love for people, Britta now runs a thriving practice from her home in Southampton, New York, where she works with clients from around the world including many famous names from the worlds of fitness, beauty, wellness and publishing. When she is not with clients, Britta writes and produces transformational media for all platforms including books, audios and video programs. A gifted communicator, she has produced three home study programs; Take Charge & Get What You Want, Awakened Mom, and the just-released Spiritual Strength Training. Britta also produces a weekly live video webcast during which she welcomes audience questions on a wide range of topics. The series, “Empowerment With Britta Dubbels,” is hosted by Ezster Vadja and available free on Spreecast.
Britta says: “It is certain that the vibration on our planet is increasing. If life has placed change upon you, or you are sensing a call to create change, do not hesitate. The world may look chaotic, but in truth there has never been this much support energetically and spiritually to empower your transformation into wholeness. You are here to play big. Allow your greatest life yet!”
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