In this day of Thanksgiving we are
Grateful for what we have
Grateful for who we are
Grateful for our vision and purpose in life
and Grateful for who we are becoming
We join with family and friends to say thank you.
Thank you to our Divine Source
Thank you to our loved ones here and passed on
Thank you to ourselves for being us
And Thank you to our unfolding into our purpose
In this day of celebrating our plenty in life we activate more
Our plenty comes to us through our focus on gratitude
The door to the portal of abundance opens through BEing present within thanksgiving
This portal is a direct line to and from Source.
Affirmation: I live in gratitude for what I have and who I am… allowing more to unfold.
What can we do about things in life that we want to change?
The 3.1 pound mass in your skull is the brain, the physical organ that takes all inputs and directs and produces outputs in your body.
Your mind is your awareness of all these processes and is the avenue for you to gain more control and direction over these processes.
What we call thoughts are simply electrical impulses in the brain that your mind interprets as thoughts.
In other words the brain is the physical organ of the mind. And the mind is the consciousness of the brain. For those who tend to ponder these things consider the chicken and egg paradox when it comes to the brain and mind 😉
At its base operation the brain is a biological computer. It takes input from the amazingly designed intertwined systems that make up our physical body; the nervous system, respiratory system, endocrine system, blood system, musculature system, on and on… we have truly amazing human systems.
The importance of your brain
The way your brain is programmed is based on your family, education and life experiences. All that you have learned and experienced in life caused your brain to be programmed to do life they way you currently do it. The way you get up out of a chair is a brain program. The way you think/feel/behave in romantic relationships is a mental program. It is very specifically programmed for all the specifics you do in life.
Consider this: Every single act that you take, every thought you think and every feeling you feel is a result of the current mental programs running in your brain. Left unchanged people will experience their lives with the same thoughts/feelings/actions they have always had which yields the same life they have always had.
How interesting does that sounds?
Would you choose something more for yourself?
How do I make a change in my life?
If you want to have a different life, a different feeling, a different relationship or a different anything it takes new software for your brain. If you want to behave differently in a situation you need new brain software. If you want to have a different type of romantic relationship it takes new software to re-program your brain. It sounds simple and it is… but how
You can’t just go to amazon.com and buy new mental software? Or can you…
When you need your annual antivirus/web protection software update for your computer what do you do? You can either go to the store to buy the new software or you can find it online to download it. Then you install it. [Remember you can contact me to get the software since I still do some computer consulting.]
Where do you go to get new mental software to re-program your brain with?
You get new software by making it up from the different inputs that are available to you. You can observe someone you know who has that type of relationship you desire to have. Notice what she says about it? How does she behave? What does he seem to think about himself when it comes to this relationship? What thoughts must someone be having who has the type of relationship you desire?
Remember that we are in relationship with every single thing, item, possession, animal and person in our life. We have relationships with them. AND we have relationships with our self.
I also assist people in creating new software. When someone comes to me we take a brief evaluation of what their experiences, thoughts, behaviors and feelings are in that particular relationship that he or she desires to change. Then I assist you in finding out what you really want… what you want to choose to think/ feel/ behave/ experience in that relationship. We will then select different techniques for you to be able to input the new software. Audio recordings, guided mental directions, meditative, others.
Re-Programming using Both Modes of Brain Operation
But there is something so much more to consider. Most coaches and therapists do not help your WHOLE brain be educated. This is the key to quickening your changes.
Because your mind has at least two modes of operation getting new software installed takes more diligence than just putting in a CD on your computer. The primary mode that people are accustomed to is the Outer Action Mode (left hemisphere – logical) where your senses are engaged and you are doing regular life. By reading affirmations regularly and taking part in forward-moving discussions in this mode you help to make changes.
Supercharge your Affirmations
In the Inner Creation Mode (ICM) of your brain operation you can supercharge the programming by using your Imagination. The methodologies I teach clients access this mode in many ways. This is where neuroscience shows that your brain’s programs (as seen in neurons and synapses) literally change while you are doing these practices.
Write out what you desire to have in a particular relationship in your life; career, romance, money, auto, home, service, etc… Make it clear and simple statements that uplift your energy when you read them. Write them as if this is already how you are.
Read them regularly
Meditate and envision them being real.
Contact me when you want some help; skype, phone, google voice, in-person, whatever works.
Our thoughts are the programming mechanism for how our brain is programmed to relate to all aspects of life and our inner selves.
AND our brain determines how our life is lived.
PLUS it is the organ that allows us to interface between this world of form and the creative world of infinite possibility thereby shaping our own experiences in life.
Thus it seems that the way our brain is programmed is an important part of us that we would do very well to organize it and learn best ways to use this key quality of life organ the way it is designed to be used.
Here is a Daily Guide from the Science of Mind magazine:
Within the acorn is the mighty oak
God gave me the ability, with the rest up to me… We have to believe, believe, believe. Billy Mills, Lakota Olympian
When we shall have arrived at a sufficient understanding, our thought will take us where we wish to be. The Science of Mind, page 340
An old song says, “Want a carrot, plant a carrot, not a brussel sprout.” This farming example clearly shows that the seeds you plant in the garden become the plants you get at the harvest. Within the seed is the entire idea of the plant, encoded, ready to sprout, waiting for the warm, dark earth in which to germinate. What an amazing thought. Your part is to choose the seed and nurture the sprouts.
The same principle and law work in the mental garden. What you plant in mind, you will harvest in form. If you have an abundance of brussel sprouts but really prefer carrots, then it’s simple – remove the roots of the sprouts and plant carrots instead. If you have excessive thoughts about financial stress, remove them and replace them with conviction of financial well-being. Then nurture those new thoughts.
We say we know this, understand it, and still the stress seems to have some invisible grip on us. We refuse to stop worrying, complaining, being afraid, or to make better choices. We must learn how to break the patterns that keep us imprisoned in the lies of limitation. Ernest Holmes (info about him) said, “Successful people think about success. A successful man is filled with that subtle something, which permeates everything that he does with an atmosphere of confidence and strength.” Faith doesn’t happen by accident; we develop it by coming to believe, one thought at a time.
Affirmation to use:
This is my choice: My thoughts are focused on my desired experience.
This is copied from: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, Daily Guide in the September issue of the Science of Mind magazine
Note: When you commit to changing your thoughts to be in alignment with how you want your life to be then I highly suggest this magazine. It has great articles, monthly columns and daily readings like the one above. One of the columns is by the neuroscientist I mention in class, Mark Robert Waldman, bestselling author of How God Changes Your Brain
You have heard me talk about tuning your mind to the right channel. Read some positive new thought material in the morning to tune your mind to curiosity and contemplating a new thought throughout the day. This helps to keep your mind tuned to a channel for having new experiences in life.
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.