Cynthia James

Cynthia James
“I believe that we are all unique and magnificent beings who have come here to share our gifts in service to humanity,” says Cynthia James, whose own gifts begin with her work as a transformational specialist “to help people make changes at a spiritual level for lasting healing in their lives.” As a lecturer, teacher, performing artist and award-winning author of What Will Set You Free, Cynthia James has coached and supported thousands of people into healthy and vibrant living. Cynthia’s newly released book, Revealing Your Extraordinary Essence, offers practical tools for self empowerment. For more information about Cynthia and to take the Freedom Quiz, please visit CynthiaJames.net.

A Key to Happiness

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | December 10th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships

This is the time of year when people are often either excited to celebrate the holidays or they are feeling a sense of dread about what might be coming during this sometimes stressful season. But the one thing that we all have in common is that we want to be happy.

As I was thinking about happiness, it came to me that a key to happiness involves circulation. By that I mean that true happiness comes from giving and receiving. The kind of sharing that involves the heart and the willingness to share without any expectations.

Free Listening

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | September 6th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships

Free Listening

I am always interested in people who are doing innovative things. Cora Poage is a health and wellness coach. In a recent conversation, she shared with me that she has had a life-long dream and has just implemented it. She put up a sign in New York City that said “Free Listening.” She and her friend, Theresa Venezia, sit for 1 ½ hours and just listen to people. No strings, no gimmicks, no marketing ploy. They simply listen.

Precious Moments

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | August 9th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships

precious moments

When I was 19 years old a dear friend, Angel, began dating a man named Bill. It was perplexing to me because they were quite different. He was conservative and went to bed early. She was someone who loved to party and stay up late. He was a respected high-level court reporter who played by the rules and she was a teacher with a rebellious nature. When they decided to marry I was present and supportive even though I didn’t quite understand the match.

Commit to Affirmative Living!

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | June 13th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth

Several months ago, I began working on the development of some new products. As I began to contemplate a name that would encompass the product line, the words “Affirmative Living” came to me. I was really excited, so I shared the concept with my mastermind group. A couple of the people in the group didn’t understand what the phrase meant and asked me to rethink my concept.

This Does Not Belong to Me

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | May 16th, 2013 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth

I have known for some time that negative or challenging energy is not part of me. At any given moment, I can choose to accept or reject something into my life, and I have often told my students that they do not have to accept old energy and thought patterns into their lives.

The Power of Motherly Love

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | May 8th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships

Mother and her young son

During the month of May we celebrate Mother’s Day. It is a time when we honor our biological, adopted and surrogate mothers. It is a time when we remember the incredible and awesome nature of the “mother spirit.” Whether it is in the animal kingdom or the family of human beings, most mothers are fierce protectors of their young. They intuitively know when something is happening with their child. I was always amazed when my mother tuned right into me. This wasn’t always good news for me, but it most certainly reminded me that we were connected in an extraordinary way.

6 Steps to Finding the Goodness in Life

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | March 15th, 2013 | 1 Comment
topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth

I know that the moment you read this title, “Finding the Goodness in Life,” some of you cringed. Why? Because there is a lot going on at this point in time that would not be considered “good.” But what if, in everything, goodness existed?

I once had a client who was contemplating suicide. They did not see any reason for living and could find nothing in their life that was worthwhile. Every week, I prayed that this person would continue to show up and work with me.

Fall in Love … with Yourself!

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | February 13th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships

love yourself

Can you believe it? We’re already halfway into February! I have been getting calls for counseling requests around relationships; Valentine woes and deep feelings of aloneness. I even got a Facebook message from a man challenged with his life choices and loss of love. I am very clear that every person on this planet wants to love and be loved. We all want to feel special, be seen and acknowledged for the beautiful beings that we are. So why is it so hard to “find” love?

Creations and Manifestations for the New Year

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | January 15th, 2013 | 3 Comments
topic: Personal Growth

new year

Happy New Year! Isn’t it wonderful that we all get to start a new time in our lives? This is the perfect time to open to the emerging “you”!

As I was doing my morning practice, I began to envision my new year. During my meditation I called in the life I want to create this year. I don’t like goal-setting and resolutions because I do not believe they create enough synergy for my life. I like the possibilities that come in the forms of what I am creating and manifesting through the expansion of my consciousness. Moving into a new year from that place allows me to fully understand that I am “creating” the life that I live.

Something to Be Grateful for in Everything

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | November 23rd, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth

This has been an amazing month. There have been incredible gifts that have poured into me in surprising and glorious ways. There have also been challenges, upheavals and upsetting experiences. As I moved into meditation and contemplation on my experiences I had the thought, “There is a gift in everything.”

Now, that was not surprising, since I believe that everything that happens has a purpose. However, when thoughts come in like that, I pay attention. What I discovered is that I have been allowing little thoughts of concern to creep into my consciousness. I have a strong spiritual practice, but still I noticed that parts of my body felt constricted. That is always a powerful sign to pause.