Author Archives: Debbie Beaton

About Debbie Beaton

I am a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Practitioner/Instructor, Reiki Practitioner and ordained minister of the Universal Life Church. I have taught Jin Shin Jyutsu at the Adult School of Montclair, Caldwell College and mentored nurses and physicians at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. I’ve volunteered at Mountainside Hospital (now Hackensack UMC at Mountainside) and Morristown Medical Center. I have had my own private Jin Shin Jyutsu/Reiki practice in Montclair for 6 years. I have presented self-help classes at Northwest Essex Community Hospital Network and at various senior citizen residences, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers as well as participated in various health fairs in central/northern New Jersey. If you are unfamiliar with Jin Shin Jyutsu and/or the Universal Life Church, I invite you to visit and

I’m thinking about MY path…


“If you see your path laid out in front of you — Step one, Step two, Step three — you only know one thing… it is not your path. Your path is created in the moment of action. If you can see it laid out in front of you, you can be sure it is someone else’s path. That is why you see it so clearly.”
— Joseph Campbell

What? No one to follow? Now that’s a scary thought!

And yet, that’s what life asks each of us to do – to chart our own path. We are each unique. We’re told our uniqueness is our gift to the world. And so why would we even want to follow in someone else’s footsteps?

Can we trust ourselves to carve our own trail?

“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

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I’m thinking about prudent questions…


“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
— Anthony Robbins

Last time, we talked about questions to avoid. Today, let’s consider some that are truly empowering:

  • Is there a message for me in this experience?
  • What’s the gift in this situation?
  • What can I learn from this?
  • What’s the most loving thing I could do now?
  • What’s the most important thing for me to focus on now?
  • What would I do if I knew I could not fail?
  • What would I do if there were nothing to fear?

“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”
— Francis Bacon

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I’m thinking about asking the right questions…


“We accept many notions because they seem to be the logical answers to our questions. But have we asked the right questions?”
— Harold L. Klawans

Sometimes we ask questions for which we really don’t want the answer! Nonetheless, when we ask a question, our subconscious minds will get to work to answer us.

Here are some examples of questions we want to avoid:

  • What’s wrong with me?
  • How long could this take?
  • What could go wrong?
  • How much trouble could it be?
  • How hard could it be?

Asking questions can be empowering – as long as they’re smart questions!

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
— Anthony Jay

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I’m thinking about collective energy…


“The collective energy generated from the feelings, thoughts, and attitudes of the almost six billion people on this planet creates an atmosphere or ‘consciousness climate.’ Surrounding us like the air we breathe, this consciousness climate affects us most strongly on energetic and emotional levels.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Feeling angry, sad or anxious? You might ask, “How much of this is mine?”

Those of us who are sensitive sometimes pick up on emotional, mental or physical energy in the environment. It feels like ours – we really do feel the emotions or physical or mental symptoms. But really, we are processing ‘generic’ energies that belong to others or to humanity as a whole.

Opening to the possibility that our experiences may not be completely ours helps us detach from them. When we don’t completely identify with our thoughts and feeling

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear … as it is, infinite.”
— William Blake

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I’m thinking about the role of money…


“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

How do you relate to money?

Money is a powerful tool for growth. Pay sharp attention to your thoughts, emotions, reactions and actions where money is involved. Don’t judge what you find; just be aware of what’s going on. Your growing awareness will automatically support changes in your behaviour.

“What we’re after in Prospering is nothing less than a major shift in consciousness-in the attitudes, beliefs, and ideas you have about yourself and your relationship to money.”
— Jerrold Mundis

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I’m thinking “Why indeed?”….


“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Money is nothing more than a medium of exchange. While we may want more money to get out of debt or to have more cash to play with, we want to set goals that represent more than just making money. And so we might ask, “What do I want money to do for me?”

Look to the values beneath money. What is happiness to you? What things, qualities, service, purpose do you value in life?

“If all the gold in the world were melted down into a solid cube, it would be about the size of an eight room house. If a man got possession of all that gold — billions of dollars worth — he could not buy a friend, character, peace of mind, clear conscience or a sense of eternity.”
— Charles F. Bunning

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I’m thinking about fearing decisions…


“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”
— Dale Carnegie

My anxiety level spiked the other day as I wrestled with whether to choose option A or option B. I was so afraid of making the wrong choice!

And then I remembered, with deep gratitude, Susan Jeffers’ sage advice: There are no wrong decisions! Whatever we might choose in life will bring valuable experiences if we are open to receive them.

“Lighten up! Whatever happens as a result of your decision, you’ll handle it!”
— Susan Jeffers

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