Are you living in the red or green?

  • I’m sure you’ve heard how our thoughts become things? We’re taught we should not only think happy thoughts, but also FEEL the joy from our thoughts, and that’s how they manifest in our life. Since thoughts, in an untrained mind, can often appear random, sometimes it seems we don’t have any control over them.

    I’ve often thought how cool it would be to wear a “thought monitor” that would buzz when I’m thinking thoughts that are less than optimal, to gently remind me to change that thought and return to the greatness that I am. Why not? If we can have things like radar detectors that can monitor when we’re about to be caught speeding, or GPS that keeps us on course, why not something for us that maintains our speed and keeps us on course?

    Recently I had the honor of meeting two of our Inspirational Luminaries, Debbie Rozman and Howard Martin, from the HeartMath Institute and one of their scientists, Roland. They were very kind in introducing me to their coherence monitor, the EmWave. This little machine blows me away! It was designed to measure when we’re in “coherence”.

    As I understand it, we all have heartbeats that we measure in beats per minute, and the number changes based on what activity we’re doing. However, it’s the length of the spaces between the heartbeats that are measured by the EmWave device. When the periods of time between the heartbeats are steady and consistent, we are in a state of coherence where greater possibilities can occur. When they are sporadic, we are scattered, less productive and stressed.

    By clipping a small plastic clip on my earlobe, their little device was actually able to read the spaces between my heartbeats and tell me what state my body was in. I was given a monitoring device, smaller than my cell phone, complete with lights and sounds. The main light starts out red, which is the normal state, which depicts non-coherent spaces between the beats. As you focus your mind through thoughts, breath and feelings, your coherence level improves and the light turns to blue. As you progress even further the light turns green, showing that you are in a state of coherence- from which powerful things can manifest.

    On the flight home from California, I decided to try this out. It only took a few minutes to get into the green state and I was feeling pretty powerful. Of course I was only on level one, but hey, we all have to start somewhere, right? So, here’s the deal. I was thinking and feeling deep, wonderful, “Yeehaa” thoughts and the light was green. Then I’d get lazy and just allow a thought into my mind, unconsciously, and the light would diminish to blue and if I didn’t catch it soon enough, I’d be back in the red zone.

    I was able to maintain it in the green zone for quite some time, so I decided to experiment. I started thinking of a time in my past where money was tight, bills were late and things weren’t going the way I wanted them too. Within 4 breaths I went from green to red- just like that! How cool is this?! It also works the other way too. I could picture my husband’s smiling face on our wedding day, feel such love and joy, and be back to bright green in just 4 breaths too.

    Now here’s where I started to really have fun with it. I had a decision that I’d been trying to make for a week in reference to two potential new independent contractors. Logic was telling me one thing, but my heart was telling me another. In this case, I brought the first person into my mind and went through all of their great qualities in my mind, complete with emotion, and the light remained red. I then brought the second person into my mind and again reviewed all of their great qualities in my mind, and the light not only went right to green but stayed there. My choice was obvious.

    The coolest part of this for me was that my “little voice” inside had a tangible way of making itself heard! This is like something out of Star Trek but yet it seems so simple. My heart knows what is and isn’t good for me and here it shows up in the spaces between the beats. I guess the magic is just in knowing where to look for the signs that can help us stay on track. And that’s what this little magic machine does. Very cool!

    (This will be available in our store soon, but it you’re interested right now, just email me at

    Gail Lynne Goodwin

    Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of, bringing the best inspiration to the world. provides free inspiration, each day from a new Inspirational Luminary, to a global community of folks from over 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter. Prior to, Gail spent several years as manager for her recording artist daughter, Carly. As a result of the success of their co-penned song, "Baby Come Back Home", Gail accompanied her daughter to bases in the US and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where Carly performed for our troops. Gail and Carly created the 'World's Longest Letter' of love and support and delivered the 18-mile long scroll on a month-long tour of Iraq and the Persian Gulf in 2006. Gail is excited to present her latest course, Love in 21 Days, a step-by-step guide to finding love online. Love in 21 Days is founded on a logical process that has been tested - and proven! - by not only Gail, but also by students around the world who too have found love. Gail is a published author and a regular writer for the Huffington Post. She offers mentoring and mastermind services to clients worldwide from her home in Whitefish, Montana. Follow Gail on Twitter or Google+.

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    1. Desiree Golden
      Desiree Golden says:

      We should all go with that “little voice” inside us. It is a matter of keying into it and listening to it. I coach and what an awesome idea of showing someone of how mind speak and our thoughts affect us. I will share this my clients as I am always telling the importance of knowing this within ourselves. For those physical kinesthetic people is there a way they can experience this device? Thank you for sharing. Joy & Success, D’ 🙂


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