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Out of a mind hole in a few days

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.

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Self Empowerment

Mastering Life – What does it take?

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. 

Witness more of your world… Choose a new thought 

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The Empower Austin Project

Launch of The Empower Austin Project

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.

Witness more of your world… Choose a new thought