The True Gifts by Becky Hays

This year marks the 8th anniversary of the release of the documentary Beyond Belief, and I am grateful.

I am grateful for the journey.   In the process of creating this film, Jim and I applied the tools presented within the documentary, and the experience has enriched my life.

Making the documentary Beyond Belief has kept me ‘in the conversation’ of ‘walking the talk’. You cannot teach about gratitude and not be grateful.  You cannot expect others to practice present moment awareness, if you dwell in the past with regret or worry about the future.  You cannot teach about ‘negative thoughts’ without becoming aware of your own negative self-talk.

Living these tools has transformed my life.

This journey has synchronistically led me along a parallel path of coaching hundreds of clients over the past decade in my private practice – and again I am grateful.

Even as I continue to work with clients to help them reach their goals, teaching them techniques in self-hypnosis and NLP, the truth is, my clients are my teachers. They open my eyes to experience something new everyday.

Thanksgiving is behind us, and now the Holidays are fast approaching.   But this is still a time for thanks-giving, for giving-thanks.

Gratitude is one of the most powerful tools presented in the documentary Beyond Belief.  When you express gratitude, when you find something each and every day to be grateful for, when you can truly  feel’ gratitude and appreciation, then you attract even more to be grateful for.

This holiday season stirs up a time of mixed emotions. Some people fall into depression and sadness while others leap up with happiness and joy.

You can choose how you want to be, how you want to feel, this holiday season.  Choose to be grateful.  Choose to find something, each and every day, that you appreciate in your life.  Choose to see the good in the people around you (even as their bothersome habits annoy you)

If you feel alone, abandoned, or are missing someone who is now absent in your life, turn your attention to a person in need, and discover what you can do to help them.  What ‘true gifts’ can you offer this holiday season?

You may be surprised, when you offer your true gifts to others, at the unexpected benefits you receive in return.

I co-produced Beyond Belief with Jim, with the intention of helping others discover these wonderful gifts presented in the movie: some of the most powerful tools to transform lives.   The amazing result of offering my time, money, energy, and focus toward this project, was the unexpected gift that came back to me, multiplied a thousand fold.  The process of creating this film has transformed my own life Beyond Words.

So I encourage you this holiday season, to find that heartfelt gratitude, and to share the true gifts you carry inside of you, now.  You may be pleasantly surprised at the results.

Becky Hays and Jim Holzknecht produced the life-changing documentary Beyond Belief – featuring over 20 world leaders in personal growth and transformation.