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Change your life one joy at a time

What is it that stops us from ‘going for it’?

We hear that some speaker is really good to go hear for the new ideas.

We decide that we’re tired and we’ll just stay at home tonight.

A friend mentions this class that is changing their life.

You see their joy at the ‘new’-ness of what’s happening but ‘will it really work for me?’ I remember that one time I tried to do something from my heart. It wasn’t pretty. It probably won’t work.

You are shopping and you see this amazing book that calls your name.

But it’s in a hardback cover. I don’t waste my money that way. I’ll wait until it’s in soft cover or on sale… probably to be forgotten forever.

What is it that calls us to even pay attention to these things? Why do they come now?

What is it about life that presents us with these things that catch our passion, curiosity or desire?

Why do we not honor that part of ourselves? The part that surprises us.

How soon do we stop ourselves… from having a new experience in life?

New experiences in life keep us alive, young and mentally agile. This is proven and it is has even more importance. The initial impulse of desire/curiosity/interest is an energy that opens our minds up to the new experience. Then when we follow through we are making a statement to ourselves that we do desire to continue to grow and learn.

When we follow that inner impulse we are confirming ourselves as being worthy of joy and happiness.

So, the next time you hear about a fun gathering. Go.

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Personal

To Michael Jackson… a Bright Bright Star Amongst Us

I scheduled today as a day off for me. With my increased busy-ness teaching on weekends I needed a day of rejuvenation. Of course, my slow day is writing some blog posts, doing some announcements and a few other things like writing a talk I’m giving in San Antonio this Sunday.

But today is set aside to cleanse my body and to honor Michael Jackson.

I am doing one of Dr. Joseph Huerta’s One-Day Detox Teas to cleanse my liver and get my body alkaline again. And I am watching the memorial service for Michael Jackson. Of course, there are tears involved when I’m cleansing and remembering someone who had a huge impact on my life… from a distance, yet seemingly from within.

We are one year different in age and I remember One Bad Apple; I always had to hear that song on the radio when I was 10/11. Then fast forward to me living overseas when his Thriller album and music video came out. I actually bought that black jacket with inlaid red that he wore in that video. I wore it proudly; why did I give that away? I danced to all of his songs in various cities in the US, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Austria and other places.

Then when he and the other star singers sang We are the World with all the heart possible for all the world to be as one… Another song I requested be played over and over from Houston radio stations… and shed tears many times through it.

And I say ‘then, again’ as he was always topping himself as a creative genius and a bright star for the world… but when he sang Man in the Mirror. Oh my God. I was in the process of doing some deep deep soulful searching with a master teacher at that time… and this song was the lyrics of personal growth, personal responsibility and personal empowerment… leading to world enrichment.

How can such a bright star be taken from us so soon?

Did it shine too brightly and burn itself out? Is that even possible? I don’t think so. It’s Divine Timing.

He was a powerful spiritual being on this planet singing the way for all peoples to be as a family to each other. And we see how well the world responded to this challenging concept; challenging to our fears, that is.

He was a bright star, is a bright star and will always be a bright star through his legacy of creative genius, his songs with lyrics of inspiration and his willingness to be as he was created to be: A loving, caring, shining bright star.

Bless you. You are loved!

I want to say ‘I love you’ to him even though I didn’t personally know him. Then I remember what Frank Natale used to say. When you tell someone that you love them you are actually saying that you love who you are when you are with them.

So, I say to Michael Jackson:
I love you for showing me how to love myself through your artistry and your essence.
Bless You. Be at Peace.

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Qualities

Why do people not do what is good for them?

This is a question that anyone who has ever wanted something better in life has asked them self:
Why do I not do what I know is good for me?

We have in life what we put our attention on the most which causes us to create a sort of mental inertia that pulls into it what is like itself. This is a person’s majority thought inertia.

When a person’s desire for something different is energetically less than his or her majority thought inertia then change does not happen. Obstacles are seen as anywhere from difficult to impervious.

When a person’s desire for something different is stronger than this majority thought inertia then change happens. Obstacles are conquerable, may sometimes be difficult but are perceived as manageable.

And when a person’s desire is extremely strong then obstacles catch a person’s attention but do not distract from the goal. At this point the mental focus is so strong that the person is certain to succeed.

So it looks like we now have the secret to getting ourselves to do what is good for us!

Increase our desire! Increase the desire to have the “something different”.

How do we increase desire? Desire is an energy that arises from within us. It is an indication of how strongly or weakly we desire something. We can generate our desire by doing what inspires us and what energetically lifts us up.

Take a walk in nature. Do a creative hobby. Read, watch, listen to materials/music that generates feelings of hope and inner strength.

To purposefully increase one’s desire is to expand one’s world of possibility, to generate the energy necessary for change and to engage the mental focus to cause something different in life.

Increasing one’s desire is a matter of finding the right fuel.

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Freedom mind Self Empowerment

Freedom IS your Journey

Freedom is a quality that arises from our inner nature.

Freedom is that nudge that comes from within that urges us to explore new things in life. It is simply a natural urge to continuously seek expansion, to find larger “boxes of life” to play in and to feel like we can effectively interact with this physical world of form to create what we desire to create.

The secret to experiencing more freedom lies within each of us. To find a sense of freedom that lasts requires exploring these inner worlds of freedom using one’s imagination. Then allow your life to reflect this.

I remember leaving home to go to college. Then leaving college to fly to Singapore as my first day of employment. Such freedom. Such expansion. Lots of new mind-expanding experiences. Many new thoughts. Willing to have new experiences. Literally, moving into new worlds at times. That was freedom to me at those times. Freedom, to me now, means that I have the resources, the people, the intelligence and the smarts to implement the vision I have in my head of contributing and serving.

What does freedom mean to you?

When’s the last time any of us experienced something vastly different from what we’re used to in life? Done responsibly, of course.

To do so is to improve your life, have more choices and expand your world.

Go here for an in-depth talk about freedom: http://ernestholmes.wwwhubs.com/holmes7.htm