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Mental Toughness

I saw a report about how Vancouver, Canada, where the winter olympics are being held in 3 days, is not having enough snow. They talked about what they’re doing to get the mogul track ready with trucked-in snow.

Then they asked the athletes what they thought about the situation. There are two points that I thought were transferable to what we all learn about causing change in life.

Each one of them said the Olympic Organizers know how to handle that situation; i.e. they trust them. And their job (the athlete’s) is to show up and do what they do best…their sport.

This is a similar idea to how you create something in your life:

  • Step 1: Ask for what you desire (Clarify, Claim and Visualize what you desire)
  • Step 2: NOT your job
  • Step 3: Become the person who receives what you are visualizing daily.

Are you trusting that step 2 is not your job?

Do not limit the opportunities that come to you by thinking that you know how it is best for it to come to you. Step 2 is where you allow the Universe, your Source, the Infinite Potential to bring to you the best way for you to proceed. This is not as mystical as it may come across here and in classes this is made clearer.

Point 2 was given by one of the athletes. He said it does not matter how good they make the course with snow. The athlete with the greater mental toughness will win.

That’s when my teacher/student light bulb went off…

Mental Toughness is a term indicating how focused you remain on your desired outcome without being distracted by anything that is not that.

How focused are you?

How often do you let your attention be distracted to what is not working?

What can you do to increase your Mental Toughness?

Remember: You are in control of your thoughts and you were born with the Power of Attention. Where you focus your attention is the direction in life you are heading.

What you think is a choice… always.

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Creativity goals

Success: One step at a time

A bowl of one success at a time
A bowl of one success at a time

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I have found it wonderful when people share their successes with me AND when I have people around me who get it that sharing success is a way of keeping it and creating more.

I just returned from holding my first Silva Method Meetup in San Antonio for my way of supporting graduates who want support and introducing new people to this. It went very well.

Here’s synchronicity for you. I stopped in Buda to get gas on the way to San Antonio this afternoon. A man was getting gas behind me and came over to ask me about what I did; he had seen the lettering on my Tahoe.

He commutes from San Antonio to Austin for work and was on his way home. I invited him to the meeting. He said he had a meeting but asked where I was hosting the meeting so I told him. He ended up showing up and is very excited about what it could do for his life. Synchronicity. Intuition. Are they different? I passed up several gas stations in Austin and decided to stop on the highway; first time ever to do that. That’s what we teach and it works: to cause synchronicities and intuition automatically.

I showed up at the Unlimited Thought Bookstore and set up for my meeting at 7 pm. They said they had money for me. What? Ears perk up? One DVD, one Crystal Bowl CD and several Silva Method Long Relax CDs sold. This is my first ever retail store to have some product in AND it works. Yippee!

Anyone have any bookstores they want to suggest?

Be sure to check out my new Meetup Group for Silva Method for Austin and San Antonio. Sign up. I have a meetup scheduled in Austin on October 13th. http://www.meetup.com/Silva-Mind-Method-in-Central-Texas Most importantly, let me know what you want in a support meeting.

Thanks and success to you…

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Silva Mind Body Healing class days 2 & 3

Feeling Lighter Already
Feeling Lighter Already

Well, the week got away from me. I ended up volunteering to be the evening host for dinner Tuesday through Thursday since there were so many people who have never visited Austin. Sam, the director from Australia said that he had never eaten Mexican food; sacrilege. Tuesday evening we went to our favorite Chinese restaurant – Din Ho Chinese BBQ. Wednesday we went for “healthy” Mexican food at Vivo and Thursday to Hula Hut.

At this point in class I have chosen more than 20 holistic health goals. I have written out a description of this. We continued the class by focusing our awareness on healing and increasing the wholeness of our different bodies. We all have four main bodies that comprise the wholeness of our life experience and expression. These are the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies.

An interesting point that Laura made was that we can all see the development of our physical bodies and can measure, in general, the development of our mental body. However, when it comes to a lot of peoples’ development of their emotional and spiritual bodies they/we are lacking. Maybe this is because we cannot see the effects like we see our physical body. We do not see the development of our emotions. They are ‘seen’ through our reactions and responses in relationships. And since people are not schooled that they are supposed to keep shaping and improving their emotional body many people do not address this. School does not address this. Families are supposed to. But how many people come from a family of emotional intelligence? <Excuse me. Let me pick myself off the floor from falling over laughing.> And, quite often, we leave our spiritual development up to some authority in a religion that does not give us personal empowerment in this arena. We are supposed to leave this up to someone else’s interpretation.

Like I tell people about the Silva Method classes: Learn to direct your own mind because there is always someone else who is very ready to direct your mind for you… for their agenda. Don’t let them.

I acknowledge a man named Frank Natale, The Natale Institute, for first teaching me that I had an emotional range that went beyond anger or “I am fine”. That is the range that my family of origin taught me. It does not get you very far in life. Through my intense trust of Frank I went through a deeply moving, sometimes very difficult process of learning that there are many nuances of emotions. I trained with him and another of his teachers for years AND I apprenticed with them for some of that time to do what he did. I understand the beauty of our emotions and how they guide us as a feedback system telling us where we are in life. Even more importantly, we can/do generate our emotions to be in alignment with our chosen goals in life. This is called creation. An ever-increasing adeptness at generating emotions that correspond to already having your goals directly corresponds to your skill at manifesting.

I found it interesting that Wednesday morning I had some release of emotions that was very subtle. It happened without cue, randomly. I recognized that it was just old unnecessary energies being released from me. The class was working – the healing process.

In the class we learned some healing techniques, center of the galaxy, soul mold and others. In fact, I had immediate feedback for the class from a lady who had had an accident who repeated a portion of the Silva Life System class in San Antonio a few weeks ago. We did one of these techniques Tuesday late morning. She knew I was in the class and I had told her I would do what I can while there. She emailed me that night saying that at that same time she all of the sudden had a burst of energy and clarity to work with the rest of the day. Makes you go… hmmm

I am very pleased with this new Silva Mind Body Healing class. It is a very beneficial class. Some of us teachers will be suggesting changes and ideas so that Laura can complete it and get it to work in a two-day format. Then we will be trained to teach it. I’ll keep you posted.

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New Mind Body Healing class

OLD POST.

I am attending the Silva International Conference this week in Austin.

The new Silva Mind Body Healing class is today (Monday through Wednesday). Then “The Lost Sense” class is Thursday. Then the weekend conference is Friday afternoon through Sunday.

I have to admit that today surprised me with the amount of self-realizations that occurred during the three different mind-directing cycles.

We began the day by writing down at least 20 Holistic Health goals and writing out a description of who we are as a vibrant and healthy person. Then we did what is necessary for any effective functioning of the mind: Relaxing Mind and Body.  Laura Silva, the president of Silva International, is teaching this to the public for the first time. In that relaxation exercise we created a vibrant vision of each part of our body shining with healing light. With typical specific style, which make the Silva Method so effective as a manifesting and healing system, we focused on specific body systems and areas.

I felt subtle shifts in my body throughout the rest of the day after this one.

We then looked at good stress and bad stress and the 5 core emotions that stress triggers in people: hopelessness, helplessness, abandonment, rejection, things are out of control. From there we identified the specific events and triggers in our lives that we react with anger and fear. After this we did a mind cycle and re-programmed our minds to respond in the same situations. Of course, we use directed and focused imagination at the proper brain frequency to reprogram our responses to triggers.

The last exercise we did was in a mind cycle where we identified a belief that is hampering any progress, identified the origin of the beliefs and reprogrammed that belief.

Wish me luck

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From Thought to Form

Having moved back to Houston from Saudi Arabia in the mid-1980s I got involved with my most influential personal growth teacher ever. To this date no person has ever had such a profound influence on guiding me to go deep within myself for the answers to my life as Frank Natale. I had taken the Silva Method BLS class in Kuala Lumpur about four years earlier.

When Frank Natale said “Thoughts Create Your Reality” I was perplexed and confused, but most of all I was intrigued and curious. I was in the first week of his six-week Results Course which taught people how to do goal setting, declaring who you are in life and multi-dimensional reality creating all mixed with the new mind science that is called Quantum Physics. That night after class I drove downtown Houston pondering the idea that every single building, every highway and road, every park and home… all of them began with one person’s thought. That is all they were in their embryonic phase. The seed for form is thought.

Then I thought, well what was the process to go from thought to finished building? This is the Creative Process of Life. This is part of what was covered in that six-week class. That one person with the thought had to be creative in developing the plans, finding the financing, working with like-minded people and he or she had to remain focused, determined and on task. If he or she gave up then the goal was not accomplished.

It is important to realize that thoughts are just the beginning point. It takes continued focus and action to make it come into form. This is one of the concepts that people have used to bash the movie The Secret, quite often for their own gain. This movie does mention taking action. It just chose to focus more so on the origin of what a person has in their life: their thoughts. And what a great gift that movie brought to human consciousness. It opened up millions of peoples’ minds to their own power.

Let’s look briefly at that process from thought to form. Realize that since I have been teaching and training since the 1980s I can expound on each of these steps as there is a wealth of information in and about each aspect of creation. I do this a lot in the Master Your Mind = Master Life class; also called 28 Days to a Better Life because of its unique format. www.28daystoabetterlife.com. I am working to bring that original six-week Results Course into Austin as I was trained by Frank to teach it. I would like to know  if you have any interest. If so, please contact me and that will let me know to schedule it.

It is important to realize that each of us has tens of thousands of thoughts daily. There is no way that you can pay attention to that many thoughts and do anything else in life. Therefore we filter these thoughts and make choices on which ones we will hold in our mental space for further contemplation. The reason thoughts creating your reality is a concept that garners such attention is because no one, until the moment we actually hear this concept, has ever told us that we can pick and choose our thoughts. It is crucial to realize that Your Mind is Your Dominion. Not a single person can tell you which thoughts to pay attention to. At some level it is always a personal choice. This is a very important realization to have so that you can being to create the life that reflects your desires. Select the thoughts that will get you where you choose to be and discard those that will not. It is that simple. It just takes training and practice to develop the mind-muscle that gently and consciously lets go of those unwanted thoughts.

Once you have chosen the thoughts that you want, there are then two steps to empower them. First write them down on a goal list. Writing them down sends a message to your brain: I am paying attention to these thoughts therefore I must want this in my life. After you have them on your goal list and review and imagine them daily, the second way to empower these chosen thoughts is to speak them. The vibrational energy that your voice produces is another strong signal to your physical senses that this is to come into form in your life. This is why gossip and talking of worrying thoughts is so detrimental to our lives. It gives it some power in your life and tells others that this is what you focus on. Is that how you want to be perceived?

One caution on speaking your goals. ONLY speak these goal-thoughts to supportive people. Do not allow yourself to drain away possibilities by entertaining other peoples’ limiting thoughts. That is their limits; not yours. Just discard those thoughts. If you are going for something that other people in your day-to-day life would not comprehend then just do not tell them. Simple. This is also why it is energizing to have like-minded people around you. This is why I offer a discount when two or more friends/family members sign up for the classes at the same time. I encourage hanging out with those you can share your dreams with. Consider joining or forming a MasterMind group. Ask me about that if you want.

Another important note about sharing is that sometimes it is best not share with anyone, at least for a while. If it is something that is very far outside your current reality then the first step is to convince yourself it can/will happen. Once you have accomplished this, then you share it. And in some cases you never share it until it is created into form. I have a few of those.

Once you have written your goals and shared them appropriately then you will start taking action on the opportunities that will start appearing in your life. There is a part of the brain, the Reticular Activating System, that recognizes what you are focusing on as a goal. This opens up the filter of your mind to be able to see the opportunities that will lead you to your desired goals. This is why when you decide that you want to buy a blue VW convertible it is as if Volkswagen all of the sudden puts hundreds of them on the roads you travel.

The good news is that as long as you stay focused on your chosen goals they must happen. The flipside is that when you get distracted by those pesky, limiting thoughts do not pay attention to them. If you ‘give in’ and just hold these limits in mind then you have just let go of your goal.

There is so much more to this topic. Some aspect of this is in each class I teach and in each coaching session I do.

In summary, here are the steps from thoughts to form:

– Clarify what you want. Include details and colors.

– Claim it and write it down as if it is already accomplished

– Surrender limiting thoughts and refocus on your chosen ones

– Share appropriately

– Hang out with like-minded folks

– Act on the opportunities that come to mind

– Receive your life as you desire it to be

One final step… share your successes with me. I LOVE hearing success stories. Plus sharing your success with someone sends a message to your mind that you accomplish what you choose to set as goals. This builds self worth and value.

Create In-Joy and Share In-Success… Lamar

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Abundance

The Power of Collective Consciousness

[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!

Share this with those you care about.

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The 40-day Prosperity Process

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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.

Witness more of your world… Choose a new thought.

Better & Better,

  Lamar L. Irwin, CSMI
  The Silva Method
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