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Saturday, March 31, 2007 Much to do... There's been so much going on in my life lately, 'good' and 'bad' if you want to live in the past, or the future... 'just is' if you want to stay in the Now. Some of it is too early to say; others too late.
Technology has not been helping, and updating my site has become more time consuming. Even fixing that issues takes time.
But I'm still here. Just don't be surprised to see nothing-nothin-nothing then everything all at once.
I just got back from watching a screening of Ripple Effect. It's a wonderful movie, starring Forest Whitaker; which tells the story of how one person's actions ripples outward and affects so many other people's lives.
What was more amazing to me about the evening were the people in attendance. This was a special screening for people in the Spiritual Industry; people very much like me.
It's interesting, because when we surround ourselves with people who are vastly different from us, we can begin to feel like an outsider... an outcast even. We can let in the idea that there's something 'wrong' with us because we're not like everyone else.
Yet when we're among our 'kind' we get this overwhelming sense of belonging. We don't have to explain ourselves, defend our positions, because these people have been there too. We see that it's all just in the way we look at life; and that each person sees things differently. It's only when we deem something 'wrong' that we get imprisoned by our own judgements.
It takes a lot to shake off the years of crud that can build up from our acceptance of being 'wrong' but once we do that, we come to realize just how beautiful we are on the inside. That the light within us isn't dimmed, it's only covered up... and all we have to do is be less of who we think we're supposed to be...
Monday, March 26, 2007 The greatest of which... I just wrote this, in responce to some trouble times that a number of people have been going through. It's universal enough to share...
When you take the same road as others, thw way will seem crowded. You may see the others as your competition, or feel that there won't be enough by the time we get 'there'... but when you realize that no one else takes the steps you take... no one else will touch the lives of others in the same way that you will along the path that only you can take... you realize that there's plenty of space on this path... and many roads left untravelled.
Go forth boldly, alone and together... make your own route... and share the information you pick up here and everywhere else along the way.
Everything takes time... that is the Law of Gestation... and take that time to give all that you can... it will affect the lives of others, as much as your own... that is the Law of Cause and Effect... and when the road seems long and bumpy, remember this too shall pass... for that is the law of Rhythm.
It doesn't really matter if you know which law is which... as long as you know the greatest of them all is...
Can you SEE it? The right brain is the more visual, ‘creative’ side of the brain. It understands patterns, sees connections that don’t make any sense to the left, more ‘logical’, side. People who are more right-dominant tend to be artists, poets, dreamers… and experts at creating vision boards.
(In fact, they tell or their friends about vision boards and even hold vision board parties! But that’s another story, so let’s move on…)
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Feelings Right-brainers are also more in ‘tune’ with their feelings, so as far as visualization goes, they’ve also got this one down. They know what it’s like to drive that car, to take that vacation, to wake up beside the one that they love.
Because emotions are energy-in-motion, the Law of Attraction often kicks in quicker for them. Right-brainers have great stories of how things manifested in 10 minutes and will brag about all the good parking spots.
Practically speaking On the other hand, if logic is thrown out the window, the mind can become distracted by other shiny things. The Dreamer then becomes disappointed and wonders what they’re doing wrong (“I’ve got all my boards done and I visualize every day, why don’t I have it yet?”)
Results come from balancing the dream with the doing. In order to go from Dreams to Results you must take ACTION.
The Law of Attraction will bring it to you, but to GET it, you have to GRAB it.
Thursday, March 15, 2007 The Left Brain's Guide to the Law of Attraction I've heard people say that the Law of Attraction doesn't make sense. That The Secret makes it look too easy – just think and it shall come. While I have my own magical moments thanks to this "Law" I can understand how any "logical" person can dispute these mystical claims.
Well, I've got half a mind to tell you what I think.
So here's my left brain explaining some of the 'secrets' behind this power.
What Power of Positive Thinking? Studies have shown that a positive outlook on life actually prolongs it. But even if it doesn't who cares? Do you really want to be grumpy all day?
The truth is, when you're depressed you don't want to do much of anything besides mope. Well, maybe eat a pint of ice cream too, but mostly mope. When you do nothing, you get nothing. Success isn't going to show up if you're not even going to get off your couch to answer the door.
Positive thinking puts you in a frame of mind to take ACTION… and action is what counts when you want to get anything done.
Like Attracts What? Like attracts like. That's not magic, that's psychology talking. People tend to huddle in groups with people they feel safe with, whether it’s because they have similar characteristics or they know each other. Remember the saying "misery loves company"? That's grouchy people seeking out other grouchy people to out-complain each other. They hate happy people; and go the other way whenever a "Pollyanna" comes around. The same is true of happy people. They don't want the "Grinches" to spoil their mood, so they seek out other happy people.
Unsuccessful people hang out with other unsuccessful people, just as much as successful people hang out with others like themselves.
So if you want to hang out with successful, happy people, how are you going to have to be?
When will I see it? You'll see it when you believe it. That's a Wayne Dyer-ish… and it's so true.
Opportunity happens all around us, all day long. We just don't see it. Growing up, we're inundated with input, so we learn to tune things out. Unfortunately, that also teaches us to not see opportunity even when it's staring us in the face.
Have you ever thought of buying a particular car only to then begin to notice it EVERYWHERE? It's not that there are more of that type of car out there, it's just you now have a reason to notice. It's called Reticular Activation; basically, "an aware brain."
When we believe that there are opportunities everywhere, when we believe that we deserve them and when we are willing to jump in and do something about them, then we'll actually start to notice them more and more.
Here's another tip It's called the Tipping Point. It's when it goes from struggle-struggle-struggle to a life of its own, perpetuating its own motion.
You ever notice that a project or cause can have no one for the longest time, and then suddenly more and more people get involved? Like when a bank doesn't want to help with financing until you don't need them. That will also seem like the Law of Attraction (which it is) but that too is not a surprise.
You see, there are an awful lot of people who want to be successful, but don't want to do all the work. So they're busy scanning all horizons for someone/something to attach themselves too. If your neighbor is successful, these same people would attach themselves to the neighbor. If you're the one, then you can expect them to come around just as soon as you succeed.
So what's the point? The point is that the Law of Attraction DOES exist. For some, it will be about love and light, but maybe for you it'll be about logic instead. That doesn't matter. What does matter is that it would be a real shame to miss out on opportunity because you think you can't think your way to success.
Well, think again.
Here's opportunity staring you in the face... are you ready for action?
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Saturday, March 10, 2007 Changing Minds, Changing Lives A new life begins the moment you think it does.
Last night I had another one of my Secret workshops. It's always a joy to open up the minds of people who think they're stuck in their lives. Just to watch their eyes light up and their minds open up is incredible rewarding to me.
I'm also glad that I hold a workshop after we view The Secret because it helps to explain some of the nuances of the Law of Attraction... to enhance the message with talks of action and the effect the other laws have on our lives. Thinking about it and feeling it are great beginnings, but if that's where you stop, that's where IT stops.
So that's where I'm glad to step in.
I also delighted in changing a friend's life last night as well.
He was getting down about his job, thinking that he was just a 'paper pusher.' I suggested that instead of seeing and stamping the numbers, to read each person's name out loud... to realize that his job was to actually help people who have been injured, to get back on their feet and out of pain. It wasn't a thankless job, even if they'd never know HIS name, what he did mattered.
I also told him about ho'o-ponopono... and that he held within himself the power to heal others, just by healing himself. It was okay that he didn't fully understand it, or could even pronounce it. All that mattered was that he'd do it.
Loving each other is what matters... and that's no big secret at all.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007 Planning Change Eventually the way becomes old and a new one must be found.
Ever since Google 'improved' Blogger I've had a horrible time updating my site. Some parts have simply had to be put on hold because the workaround is too far to go. I'm looking into small patches to get me going temporarily; and a bigger solution to get me away from this mess.
Sunday, March 04, 2007 Pass it On The greatest gifts to get are the ones we give.
Interwoven into the last several months has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Last year I was given the gift of being able to help Greg Reid, the Millionaire Mentor, work on his movie, Pass it On.