Oprah talked a lot to her audience about keeping a gratitude journal where morning and night you write down what you are grateful for. Spiritually, giving thanks is blessing what you have. When you give thanks for what you have, they say, you receive more of what you want. Jose Silva talked about energy channels and that we have the ability to tune our minds to the ‘channel’ for what we want. Tuning our minds is our job. Consider that giving thanks by speaking it or writing it is the very act of tuning your mind to the ‘receiving channel’… and then just enjoy having the life you want and more so…
Bask in the love of being surrounded by those you love.
Thank you for being in my life.
Happy Thanksgiving to you. Love, Lamar
I was polishing up my Statement of BEing and thought of the great writing by Marianne Williamson that Nelson Mandela used in his inauguration speech… “Our Deepest Fear”. I reworded it to make it a powerful affirmation. Or actually it is a powerful statement of our truth.
The original is so impactful:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Rewording it to be a statement of our truth:
My deepest knowing is that I am more than adequate. My deepest knowing is that I am powerful beyond measure. It is my light, not my darkness, that inspires my life. I claim God’s Truth for my life: I am brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous. How can I not be as a child of God? Playing small in the past has never worked. I now play large to serve the world. My expansive consciousness allows those around me to feel secure and powerful. I am meant to shine as all God’s children do. I am born to manifest the glory of God that is within me. It’s in me; it’s in everyone. As I let my light shine I have given other people permission to do the same. As I am liberated from fear and embrace personal freedom my presence automatically liberates others.
[Note: This is written by a local new thought minister.]
October 10, 2008 – “It’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.” – Hubert Humphrey
With all the news of late it’s easy to fall into the morass of gloom and doom. When you look at your most recent investment statement, you may be tempted to focus on all that you’ve lost. It’s the topic of the day.
We’ve been in such a booming market that people seem to forget there is risk involved in any investment, even the ‘safest’ ones. Risk and reward are equal components and possibilities in any investment, whether that investment is financial or whether it is an investment of the heart.
We don’t control the world, we don’t control the financial markets, but we do participate in creating the world and the financial markets by how we react, what we feed into them and what we really expect to happen next.
Right now the biggest expectation is that things will continue to get worse before they get better. Guess what? When most people believe that, feed that idea with fear and fixate upon every move up and down in the market, that expectation becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.
If we believe that things will eventually get better, why do we believe that they have to continue to get worse first? Just to see what we can take, test new territories, set new records? Why not skip that experience and get moving onward to the recovery?
This is no different from what we each go through individually any time we have a challenge or a disruption. We choose how to react, what to focus on, what to give our energy and attention, what to expect and then what to do with what we have.
The difference is that we are all experiencing this together. We are watching the power of collective consciousness create our collective experience. What a great lesson in the Law! What a great opportunity to grow beyond our current level of thinking that created this experience! Let’s learn from this and point out to people how we can use this very same process to affect change for the better.
What the world needs now is a committed group of individuals who will stand in the midst of this ‘crisis’ and know something better. I invite you to join me in doing that. Do that right in the face of the ubiquitous stock ticker that seems to be everywhere all of the sudden. Do this right in the face of the bleating newscasts. Do this (with love) in the face of those yelling about how the sky is falling.
We will get through and beyond this; the only question is what will be the quality of our journey through it and how lovingly we treat each other along the way.
I choose love, I choose brighter ideas, I choose to absolutely know that good is right here and now available to all. That’s what I can do, and so can you.
Life is truly wonderful!
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Your Built-In Powers
Do you remember the first time you found out that you could close your eyes, take a deep breath, relax your thought and your stress was transformed into relaxation?
Do you realize what a momentous event that was?
This showed you the ultimate answer to all of life’s woes: You have the controls and they exist within you.
No matter what the circumstances swirling around you, you can always make a choice to close your eyes, take a deep breath, relax your thought and cause relaxation. Then you are in the driver’s seat for life. From here you can focus on your goals and receive creative ideas.
Remember this as you listen to the horrible news about the economy. You have the controls. Always. You may not have had anything to do with causing this situation but you do have absolute control over your perception of it. The way you perceive it sets up your behaviors and actions… which leads to your life results. This is the beauty and the foundation of any of my private sessions and classes: to teach you how to master these controls.
Begin your change now
A friend reminded me of a 40-Day Prosperity Program that I want to pass along. It is free and you can begin right now.
I first bought the little green Abundance Book while living in Denver in the late 80’s. Then I had the opportunity to be at a retreat in New Braunfels several years ago where the author and his wife led classes. When I first did this, the words didn’t make sense but my abundance started increasing. Over the years I did this program so often my little green book fell apart. I am so grateful for Glenda for reminding me about this program. I began it that day and am currently doing it. John Randolph Price has now posted this online for free.
Here is the 40-Day Prosperity Program. Be sure to order the book; it explains the program well. But start the program today.
I suggest 2 additions for you to consider
Follow his instructions. I also have written each day’s contemplation onto an index card that fits in my shirt pocket. That way, throughout the day, at a red light, or having just caught my negative thoughts, I will pull this out so that my attention gets focused in the right direction.
I also carry my top goals written on an index card so that I can refer to them throughout the day. Again, this serves to refocus my mind on my immediate life direction.
More resources to remind you the truth
I am posting this on my new blog Creative Mind News at www.CuriousMindNews.com. I welcome you to post comments there as you have questions, comments and experiences.
I will be posting other items and resources on my Creative Mind News blog as I find them. So check there for continuing information.
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Better & Better,
Lamar L. Irwin, CSMI
The Silva Method
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Take the 28 days to a Better Life Challenge
Be a part of a dynamic experiment while learning how to generate the life you desire to have.
Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, The Secret, talks about how we are designed to be the generators of our lives. We are here to generate our thoughts, our emotions and our actions thus generating our goals. He says that if you are learning in a system that has caused you to become so sensitive that you retreat from the world then change teachers.
I say, learn the mechanics of how your Mind System works so that you know how to generate thoughts, emotions and congruent actions. The technology exists. The steering controls for your life are simply a matter of education. As an engineer I have always leaned towards application. As a personal growth teacher, coach and counselor I believe the main reason to learn something new is how it can be applied to better your life. Otherwise it all remains an elusive dream.
Also, as an engineer, I love the repeatability of a system that always produces the desired results. That’s called science. That is why I have created this class: Mastering Mind – Mastering Life. In it you will learn the importance of desire, imagination and belief while learning how to apply your mental prowess to make your own path in life. Everyone who attends the six-hour class agrees to then do a simple practice each day for a minimum of 10 minutes for 28 days. You will stay connected during these 28 days to keep you engaged in the process. Then we will meet again to anchor the results and make this new life-proactive behavior normal for your life.
In this class/experiment you will learn many valuable life skills. This process will teach you the mechanics of how to operate the controls you have over your thoughts, emotions and actions. Remember how you learned to steer and drive a car? That is the intent of this process. Once you know these controls you can steer your life in the direction of your choosing.
In addition you will learn an important not-so-secret skill: how to access a level of your mind that causes these controls to be easily maneuvered. I always loved Stuart Wilde’s short book titled Life was never meant to be a struggle. He is right. You are designed for this. It’s just that we’ve been taught the wrong way to steer our lives. Learning to steer your mind the right way causes your dreams to come true.
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In this class you will learn specific steps to take and by practicing it in 30 days you will alter your life. The path is clear. The steps to take are layed out. Now, just ask yourself if you are ready.
What is your desire for your life?
Desire is your chosen destiny. It is your internal fuel for achievement.
Do you spend a majority of your thinking time visualizing the problem or imagining the solution?
Living in the mind ‘energy channel’ of problem or solution is your choice to make.
Are you curious enough to learn to and then do something different?
Curiosity guides an open Mind to attract incredible new ideas to achieve your Desires.
Is your imagination trained well enough to show you the path to your dreams?
Through a trained imagination you lay out a mold into which your desires are created.
Did anyone ever tell you that you get to choose your thoughts and emotions? And did they say that this is the very power to change your life? Your power to change are the very faculties of mind over which only you have dominion and control.
Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, The Secret, talks about the fact that everyone is designed to be a generator of his/her own life. You are not here to become so sensitized that you retreat from life. No. If that is what you are learning then find a new teacher. You are the generator of your life. Spend your time finding out how to generate your desires, thoughts, emotions and actions so that they are congruent to lead you where YOU desire to go in life.
I see this as the incredible fact that each person is a full and complete system in this life existing within the Quantum Intelligence that makes up life. Your system is guided by your continuous selection of thoughts, emotions and actions. The path unfolds following your effective use of imagination. You get to choose the thoughts you focus on. This leads to the feelings you experience. This helps you to build up enough energy through this mental focus to take action.
These are the steps to creating what you desire. This class will teach you the steps and how to’s for directing your life to go in the direction that makes you happy, fulfilled and rich.
In this 6 hours you will explore the definitive components that lie within you and the powerful attunements you can make in your own life so that you live a life of your own desires.
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I have some trepidation posting my first truly vulnerable blog post. I am the teacher. My life is supposed to be perfect… My mind begins to drone on and on. I have to stop and remind myself that I do not want a teacher who is not real and does not share, reasonably, their own struggles, doubts, successes and journey. And I want to work with those who undestand the power inherent in this approach. So here goes…
This summer has been a tough one for learning to smarten my heart, experience some heart hits and how absolutely true that it is a MUST that we focus our minds on what we want and stop looking at what we do not want to have. Because where my mind goes, my life flows.
It is the biggest trap created by the ego to get me to ever so slowly fall back into my rut of thinking that has me defined as not enough, it’s not up to me, I can’t do that, other people are doing it to me, etc. That’s the mental drone of living a life of powerless-ness. It begins with one thought from that well-trained aspect of my mind, the ego. The aspect that wants to think that life happens to me. It does not like the idea that life flows through me at my direction. It does not have the self-awareness enough to observe that its own paradigm plays out as itself, the ego; a self-fulfilling prophecy.
As we are fueled with a desire to continue to grow and live better and better lives being more and more of service it is important to observe our thoughts and the patterns that they get stuck in. Are the thought patterns ones that make us feel better and do more or are they patterns that make us feel small and retreat more? Our dominant thought pattern causes a vibration in our energy field which then attracts to us a ‘matching’ life. That is the Law of Attraction in Action.
This summer I had a relationship problem that was hard to understand, difficulties in where I am living on many levels, faced with moving homes without a clue about details, and grief from someone passing on. This mixed with my own lingering doubts about what I am doing to serve others by building a business had me in a negatively-spiralling thought pattern. So I saw my resources dwindle to a scary point which, of course, was a thought that matched perfectly wtih a negative thought pattern. Hmmm… It will just keep going and getting worse if I don’t stop it.
At one point I had to talk to myself consistently for an hour while doing errands, walking through HEB and going to the post office. I was telling myself thoughts like you are always supported by life, life always support you and provides, life conspires on my behalf to bring me my highest good, I deserve it, etc. I had the idea that I would drown out the negative thoughts. Writing an affirmation and reading it a few times a day takes too long for change. I needed/wanted it done with the pressure of a firehose and drown the old thought pattern that was leading me in the wrong direction. It is interesting that this worked incredibly well to completely squelch the negative self-identity. I was not just thinking it. I was saying it out loud, softly in businesses and at a strong level while driving.
At that point I started getting more calls for my upcoming classes and some computer work. I decided to set clear specific goals, listen to positive thought tapes, spend a lot of time relaxing and focusing on what I want using the tools in my classes. It seemed unrealistic from my old-self. Fake it till you make it. I kept telling myself that it works for everyone and the stronger my desire, the more persistent my action, the more intense my feelings that I will feel when it actually happens, and the clearer the directions I am giving to my mind, the sooner it will unfold for me NO MATTER WHAT THE APPEARANCE IN LIFE MAY CURRENTLY BE.
I took it on as an experiment in faith. I keep going back to when I first heard Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith say that we are not here to be sensitive and to react to things but that we are hear to be generators of our own thoughts, feelings and actions. I see that this is the common paradigm shift that allows each of us to accomplish our mission while here. To even consider this is powerful. Much less to act on it.
We are so much more than even those of us who have been searching and learning for more than 25 years may believe. There is always another level of self-attunement available for us to move into… once we are willing to actually perceive it as that doorway which is open right in front of us. We just have to step into the looking glass a little bit further.
The result is that we have found a great environment to move into with a big deck and other amenities where we can only see friends’ houses, trees, grass and hills. I am looking forward to being in a comfortable environment next to our friends who live there and to being surrounded by nature which I find is so inspiring and grounding. I had the best business results in the past two weeks as compared to the past few months. I had the absolute best match of students in the last 2 classes with people coming in from all over the country. This past Sunday in UltraMind ESP we had the most enlightening and inspiring discussion of any class so far. What a jolt of joy that is. Then to hear from one of those today, just two days later, that he had already solved a pestering relationship problem using the mental video technique to communicate with the other side. All of this change happened in less than 2 weeks! That’s all.
I know my current mantra of thought is doing more of this that supports my unfolding journey or service. I wonder how much more can I direct my life while allowing source to flow through me and as a result become more effective in life? I know the answer is.. as much as I am willing to accept.
It’s an interesting journey to discover that we have always held the key to our own greater life. It’s within waiting for us to command it to be so. With this new belief in myself I wonder what more I will undertake. Spirit, guide the way.
I support you, too, in setting yourself up for success by doing the things I’ve mentioned here and by being persistent in your desire to be, do and have more in life.
Gaining mastery in life is a lifelong pursuit taken up by those who have that deep inner drive to do more and BE more.
The only thing my mind was focused on was this race… said Michael Phelps, our amazing American swimmer at the Olympics aiming to break his second all-time Olympic record as he continues to break world records.
The more effectively focused your mind is on the task at hand the better you can manage it to create a desired outcome. Life can be seen, simplistically, as a series of tasks that you manage. There is a task to go to sleep: get ready for bed, lie down, close your eyes, quiet your mind and drift off into healthy and natural sleep. Each duty you have for your job is a task that can be handled well or poorly. Going out for your regular exercise is a task. If you have a headache and want to get rid of it naturally then you have identified a task. If you have an undesirable reaction in certain situations then identify the response you would rather have. The task is now to replace the reaction with your desired response. All of this is accomplished by programming your mind in the right frequency, using the right eye angle and giving clear precise commands.
What we know is that the mind is essentially a biological computer. When given instructions, whether vague or clear, whether uncertain or confident, accompanied by a good or bad feeling, the mind responds accordingly and says ‘yes, I’ll do that’. This is the beauty of learning specific instructions to provide your mind to better manage tasks. The Silva Method has been researching and providing these mind skills to millions of people for decades.
Note that there are many nuances to gaining mastery as there is no end line. There is always something more to learn… as long as the desire is strong enough. It is a process of getting better and better.
What do you want to accomplish? How do you want to improve your life? Since your mind is the guiding factor to all of your life these skills work for accelerating your health, advancing your career, improving your education, deepening your relationships, excelling at your sport and enhancing your creativity. For a list of the Life Skills the Silva Life System provides please visit this site.
Where your mind goes your life flows.
A beginning point to gaining mastery is to tame your mind, learn the skills to direct it. If you are curious about delving into this for your own life then contemplate these questions.
Remember: When you ask the right question you get the right answer.
What are your thoughts before you undertake a task?
Are they thoughts that lead you to a successful and desire outcome?
Are you aware of any thoughts that you have before a task?
They are happening. Sometimes we do things on autopilot and are no longer aware of these thoughts.
Do you consciously choose a desired outcome or do you let life dictate outcomes?
Did anyone tell you that you can choose your thoughts OR make them up if they are not success oriented?
The exciting news is: You can!
Consider someone who you think handles this type of task very well.
Then ask yourself: What must that person be thinking?
Adopt these thoughts as your own. Choose to think them for your own life.
What emotions are you feeling about the upcoming task?
Did you know that your emotions are your internal guidance system that tell you whether your thoughts are in alignment with your desires?
What your mind thinks as you build up to doing a task lays the path for that task to unfold.
The life-changing opportunity is to take back control and direct your own mind.
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I feel like I had a decently successful launch of The Empower Austin Project. I held 3 classes in three different public libraries in town. Both classes on Saturday in south and north Austin were about delivering study and test-taking skills along with energizing goals. Monday’s class at the Austin History Center focused on developing good decision-making skills and energizing goals. What a beautiful building that is.
There’s already been some results. One person said that for the first time her back pain went completely away… until she had a doubtful thought then it came back. She now has a tool to continue finding moments of painlessness. Another person had an ear become unstopped for the first time in days. It stopped back up a few hours later.
When I started planning to do two-hour classes mainly focused on experience I wondered how effective it would be at providing the environment for someone to have a positive and affirming experience of themselves. It seems like there’s some good results. AND it just proves the fact that each of us has an incredible power that lies dormant within just waiting for us to access it. By simply having three direct training experiences within two hours people experienced unleashing their potential. That tells me how easy it is for us to find our power.
I have such humility. I give reverence to Jose Silva, the man with the genius of passion driving him to create a complete educational system that specifically educates people with the tools to actually live life using more of their mind’s potential utilizing both hemispheres. Maybe we are approaching breaking the ten-percent estimation of how much potential humans generally use. Why wouldn’t anyone not want to be somewhat better than they are now; better as in effective, enriched, fulfilled.
Give your Mind clear and precise directions and it says ‘yes, master’. Well, maybe it just does what you command it to do. As an engineer I have done different computer programming along the way. This is how it appears to that happy engineer aspect.
Our Minds are biological and intelligent computers. The Mind always follows our instruction. We deliver our instructions to our Minds using visualization and imagination at a relaxed state of mind. That is The Key to unleashing your potential. The trick is to practice, hone and develop the use of visualization and imagination. That is what the Silva Method does. It becomes more expansive as the classes go along but in the beginning it is all about directing your own Mind. That then directs your life as you desire it to go.
If you are new to this concept then do this. Even if you are not new, do it and see if it works for you…
Find a relaxing place to sit, preferably not lie down.
If you find a sound helps you relax without distracting you then put some on.
Close your eyes.
Take a few deep breaths in, hold it for a second then exhale.
Pay attention to the sensations of the air passing through as you breath.
Start counting down from 50 to 1 and every few numbers think to yourself that you’re going deeper.
Stay alert yet very relaxed simultaneously. This is relaxed focus.
Visualize out in space, in front of your eyes, an outcome you want in life. See yourself in the scene as if it is happening right now. Feel the feelings that go along with having this.
You can do this for a just a few minutes a day and you will begin to notice some changes.
Here’s an example. A friend’s daughter wanted to make more tips at her night job as a waitress on a weeknight. She said that normally she gets about $20 tips on a weeknight and she wanted to make $40. I told her to go find a place to relax and daydream. See herself actually receiving it and to feel it happening now. She did this for just a few minutes before work. She called me after her shift and she got $50. That probably took 3 minutes or so. I know in high school I would have loved to all of the sudden have another $30. That’s motivation, isn’t it?
Please report any outcomes.
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