Monday, October 21, 2019

One Key to chanting a "SOLID HOUR"

Here's my Fall altar!

I tried something new while chanting today, and it worked so well I just had to share it with you right away. 

We all know we want to chant as much daimoku as we can, and we also know that the quality, the concentration, the focus of our time in front of the Gohonzon - having a chat with the core of our life itself, is very important. 

And sometimes we get distracted. I know I'm not alone with the lure of the telephone constantly calling me. When I keep it beside me it's hard not to reach for it to see if anyone's reaching out to me for something important. 

But it is a major distraction for chanting. I sometimes keep it in the other room. But that's not easy either. 

Today, the first full day of my 35th year of practice, I determined to chant a SOLID HOUR of daimoku. That means, no getting up for any reason, no checking email, no checking Facebook, no looking away from the Gohonzon, but I can have sips of water or coffee. 

Not easy. But I did it. HOW? 

I set my clock on my phone to STOPWATCH, started the Stopwatch and turned the phone over. 
The stopwatch was running on the front of my phone, so I knew I wasn't going to check it for emails or Facebook. And when I did, just for a second, consider getting up to do something (turn off the air conditioning), I looked at the stopwatch and saw I'd chanted 37 minutes of absolutely uninterrupted, super-focused Daimoku, I turned my phone back over and kept chanting until I got to an hour. A SOLID HOUR of concentration! Woohoo! 

Of course, you don't have to chant for an hour, chant as long as you can, with focus, that's the important thing. 

So that's my hack for concentration for you today. 
I hope you have a great day and week!

For me, this week's focus is on continuing creating 
and welcoming people into my program 
"New you for a New Year!" 
Freedom from Emotional Eating 
through EFT Tapping Now. 
It consists of Buddhist principles, (One of my downloads is "Win in the Morning and You Win in Life!) and a series of modules, videos, downloads, live zoom calls, and for my VIP clients, private zoom calls. If you're interested in finding out more please send me an email at Tapforhappiness@gmail.com with two times you are available to talk via zoom or WhatsApp or phone. I'm on GMT-4, Eastern U.S. time. Cheers! 


Sunday, October 20, 2019

PowerPrayer to Break Through A WALL! Celebrating my 34th Gohonzon Birthday TODAY

Happy Fall!


Woohoo! 

Today is my 34th Gohonzon Birthday. I am entering my 35th year of practice thanks to Kate Randolph and many members who helped raise me as a Baby Buddha in San Francisco, California. 

I like to usher in my birthday with tons of Daimoku and determinations. 

I got back from an amazing trip to Kauai with my son Aaron a few weeks ago. While we were there, we chanted a solid hour almost every morning, and when I returned I kept that rhythm going, and have so many determinations to breakthrough. 

Have you ever been in a time when you're ready for a breakthrough, and the walls just seem to be up around you? 

That's how it's felt for me these past few months. My head seems, at times,  to be filled with doubt, confusion, and fear. 

Not a great place for a Buddha to be.

THAT is why we have Gohonzons! Time to really use it! 

So, last Thursday, with my Gohonzon Birthday coming up on Sunday I decided to chant three hours a day for 4 days. 

I'll be honest, it's not easy for me to chant three hours a day. No! 

But, somehow I've accomplished it. 
I thought I'd share with you some of the powerful prayers I used based on guidance from senior leaders and Sensei about breaking through

PowerPrayer to Break Through NOW! 
By Jamie Lee Silver
ChantforHappiness.com

While chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, here are some of the determinations I'm chanting for:


Life! 


I am ready for a breakthrough. 


(Here I tell the truth about what I'm facing. I converse with the Gohonzon (my highest self) while chanting. 


And I ask:


How is what I'm facing helping me to access my higher self? 


I now see myself clearly so I know what I need to change. And let me have the courage to make those changes now. Not later. Now in this prayer, in this moment and from now on. 


I'm determined to rid my life of doubt, fear, and confusion and create the courage I need to follow through with my dreams of:

(you fill in your dreams here:)

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for Kosen Rufu! 

I now unleash the tremendous power of the Gohonzon within my life and all of life to make me achieve my goals and show actual proof of the power of my life, the power of the unlimited Gohonzon!


I'm chanting for the happiness of:

List all you're chanting for here:
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Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!


THIS WEEK I will accomplish more than I have in a month!
I am now accessing the wisdom and right action, and FOLLOW THROUGH to make my goals happen. 


I am so grateful for my gifts and determination and smarts. 
May I use them for Kosen-Rufu now! 

Following Daisaku Ikeda's quote: 
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End of Powerprayer! Have a great day everyone! 




Thank you, my friends! My deepest prayer is to attract my soulmate clients who will get the most from my teachings and have the fortune to pay for my services. 

Working together with me brings them tremendous benefit...way more than they could ever imagine and they each reach their goals happily and in perfect time. 

If you feel you may be one of these people, you may contact me through TapforHappiness@gmail.com. Please send two times we can talk together over WhatsApp, Zoom, or telephone and we'll set up a Discovery call to see if you're the right fit for my unique gifts to help people lose weight, end emotional eating, and use EFT and other tools to release the grip of stress and emotions for peace of mind. My services are paid, and this is not guidance. All my best to you!



Saturday, October 5, 2019

More Benefits from Chanting to Praise My Life! Check this out!

 I just have to report these wonderful benefits to you so you can have them yourselves!

You know I just came back from a week with my son Aaron, who is a resident doctor and strong Gakkai member in Phoenix, right? And on our trip, we chanted a solid hour of amazingly energetic Daimoku every day but one when we had to race out to catch the sun. 

On Wednesday the weather report said it would rain the rest of the week. And in my Daimoku I chanted "Oh NO! Not this week. It is not going to rain the rest of the week Aaron and I have in Kauai!" And, SURE ENOUGH, the week gave us perfect weather! 

But what I really want to tell you is how chanting to praise my life (and, of course, continuing with an energetic hour of Daimoku EVERY day this week) has affected my life. 

As many of you know, I have my own business where I help women blossom into self-love through EFT Tapping where they can lift the weight of the world off their shoulders so it can come off their bodies and they can get to their perfect weight and stay there FOREVER! Right now I'm launcing "New You for the New Year!" and there are still a few spaces available. 

I've been a bit bogged down with wording for my business. And I've had the kind of self-doubt that has plagued me my whole life, despite seeing evidence of my effective work with every one of my clients. Can you relate to that? 

But this week, chanting to praise my life elevated everything to an entirely different level! Suddenly, I was able to master what I needed to master in my own life and self-care in an effortless way. I walked every day, drank water, ate wonderful salads, AND felt APPRECIATION all day long. And ALL The words and energy I needed for my new program launched just exploded with certainty, energy and fun! How great is that! My confidence has soared and I'm easily attracting my soul tribe to work with me...the people I am most meant to help. 

SO...Chanting to praise my life 
gave me appreciation all day long! 

What does feeling appreciation all day long get you? EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED. 
Happiness inside your heart all day. 
Strength of body and mind and heart.
That singing feeling when you know you are just unstoppable. 

And it comes from your prayer. It came from my prayer to PRAISE MY LIFE because when we praise our lives, we praise ALL of life at the same time...everyone we meet...every car on the road...every cloud in the sky. 

GO for it, my friends!!! 

As always, sent with all my love! 




And, if you're interested in the work that I do, you can email me at TapforHappiness@gmail.com with two times you're available to talk (I'm GMT-4, Eastern Time). Or join my new Facebook group 
EFT: Freedom from Emotional Eating 
for Weight Loss Now! 
where I'll be posting videos and tips, and all kinds of inspiring things regarding my weight loss program "New You for the New Year!" 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Praising Your Life through Chanting - Elevate your Life Condition and Vibration Now!

Greetings from Kauai!

While in Kauai last week, my son Aaron and I began almost every day with a strong hour of daimoku. Except for that one morning when we raced out to see Waimea Canyon before the clouds came in. That was another thrilling day! Our chanting kept our life conditions high. 

Sometimes, while on vacation you hit a low spot, a time of disagreement or some other malaise. This vacation had none of that because of our strong, united Daimoku. 

Coming back to Florida with a 6 hour time difference is another thing. And this morning I hit on the way to chant to bring me out of my doldrums of leaving Kauai and my brilliant, incredible son. 

THIS MORNING I chanted an hour of daimoku praising my life, and the time flew. As I was chanting, I praised my life as a Bodhisattva of the earth, as the beautiful being I am. (Trust me, I don't always feel this way, but I know what to do when I don't: chant!) 

Daisaku Ikeda talks about Praise in "To My American Friends, Collected U.S. Addresses. In the essay 'Leading a Sublime Life in Accord with the Gosho' page 431, he states:

"In ''Letter to Myomitsu Shonin," Nichiren Daishonin writes: "The more gold is heated in the flames, the brighter will be its color; the more a sword is whetted, the sharper it will become. And the more one praises the blessings of the Lotus Sutra, the more one's blessings will increase" (WND, 673)

So, praise, praise, praise! If it's been a while since you sat down and chanted in appreciation for your Gohonzon (your life!), give it a try and see how it elevates your life condition. 

We have this incredible Gohonzon and mentor. From him, and from Nichiren Daishonin we learn that we are inseparable from our environment. When we raise our life condition our environment changes. We can do this every day!

And I'm here to remind you that you are an incredible Bodhisattva of the earth. Every moment. Whether you feel good or not. Whether you feel strong or not. You're a Bodhisattva and you possess the tools to feel like one whenever you choose to use them: The Gohonzon and your Daimoku!

Of course, just having a Gohonzon isn't enough. We must chant to it to elevate our life condition and experience life as the Buddhas we ARE! 

Join me, and Aaron, as we chant an hour a day for the rest of the year. We have set goals and dreams in our end of year daimoku campaign. Join us! 

On another more personal note, in my business, I'm offering a "New Year, New You" program. If you're ready to launch your life, be healthier, free yourself from excess weight, stress or grief, chant and learn a new modality called EFT Tapping that produces profound results and frees you from core beliefs that you are still living with after chanting (as I was), come join me! Send me an email at TapforHappiness.com and say you'd like an EMotional Freedom NOW Discovery session. Send me two times you're available to talk, and whether you'd like to talk via zoom, or by some other means. Together, we'll see if you are a candidate for this program. (It's entirely separate from the SGI. I'm a certified EFT Tapping Professional, It's a form of Energy Therapy where I teach you to free stuck emotions. It rocks!)