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Effective Communication Between Folks is Difficult When People are Busy Filling in…

Effective Communication Between Folks is Difficult When People are Busy Filling in the gaps of information with their own past stories from life.

What?

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                                What is Effective Communication and How is it Done?

This is a sliver of Brene Brown’s social research mixed with my invaluable training from The Natale Institute about this subject.

When someone is telling you something, a story or something about them self a phenomena happens if the listener does not practice effective listening. The listener will hear one or two points then their brain will take from one of their own stories from life and fill in the missing pieces. It then becomes familiar and understandable that way. That can easily lead to inaccurate judgments and decisions being made.

That moment is what causes so many difficulties. When people do not have facts straight they then share with others a lie that can be the seed that hurts others. If those added pieces were from an unhealed part of the listener’s past then that unhealthiness will be introduced into this relationship thus exacerbating problems. Everything is energy.

I am a licensed spiritual practitioner with the Centers for Spiritual Living, csl.org. In the 1990s the organization had non-accredited classes. One of them was about communication. I taught it and when I led this exercise it was eye opening. I whispered an event with some names and details into one person’s ear. Then that was whispered from one person to another until the final person said out loud what he or she heard. There was barely any semblance of truth to what the original story was. Each person had heard what was not there and added to the story from their own thinking process.

This also happens when someone is operating at a higher than healthy level of stress. Stress distorts thoughts and perceptions and does not allow us to be present to hear accurately.

This is why I like talking with people and being in communities where there is a willingness to verify what they think they heard and there is a freedom to clarify what was heard. But most people just hear what they hear, judge what they judge and move on thinking that they have accurately perceived the truth. Thus problems are propagated and the Universal Value of Unity is not upheld becoming, instead, an ego-driven value of separation.

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What to do

When an atmosphere of effective communication has been established then defenses are dropped and hearts connect. Verify and clarify are important qualities to have in healthy effective communication between people. And, all it takes is an intent to connect with someone underneath the facade of life. There are specific skills that can be utilized and styles of communication that promote healthy and effective communication thus healthy and effective relationships.

Effective communication is a necessary topic that leads to an effective atmosphere to get things done in groups, businesses and communities.

There is a plethora of detail that I could write about this subject. And that is beyond the scope of one blogpost. I am attempting to present bites at a time so that the blogpost does not become a dry research paper ūüôā

Some other blogposts about this topic:

Effective Communication is when both people involved are willing to change as a result of this communication

Gossip & Effective Communication

Withholds, Those little things that remain unsaid or unasked between you and someone

“I don’t want to talk about it.” He or She says, arms folded…

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Synchronicities Continue on the Plane | Part 2 of Synchronicity Makes Life Happen with Ease and Grace

Part 2 of blogpost: Synchronicity Makes Life Happen with Ease and Grace

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I board the plane to continue my journey back to Austin. I am happy that I have extended legroom for my tall frame and that no one is in the middle seat between me and another man. This man is engaged in either his phone or his Unix book, alternating between the two.

I have a little bit of the sniffles (I think it is just sinus adjustments to the elevation and to the cold and hot I experienced while in Colorado). And I have lots of energy and do not want to sleep on the plane. Thus I decide to write the blogpost: Synchronicity Makes Life Happen with Ease and Grace using my phone.

Brittany

After we take off I did some deep breathing and leaned forward stretching then moving into a straight up position where I exhaled…right on the back of the lady’s head in front of me. Oops. I apologized then…

I struck up a conversation with Brittany, as I later learned her name. She has lived her whole life in Colorado and moved to Austin three years ago when her husband got a good job here. She sincerely misses family, all of whom live in Colorado. As we talk we realize we have similar situations in life such as our moms struggled with an illness for around two decades before passing on. She is wrestling with understanding what happened to her mom. There was detectable grief within her. I was able to share some of the gifts I received in that difficult childhood-into-adulthood situation, as I experienced it. This got her thinking a tad differently.

She mentioned she had been contemplating what mindfulness means.

We eventually talked about using visualization to change life and doing things to heal our self from within concerning the pains and losses of life. She has never heard any of these concepts. We talk while she contorts her body to turn around sideways to face me from the seat directly in front me. I realize there is an empty seat across the aisle from her. Her body can be more relaxed now as I move into that seat to talk.

We share a lot and she asks me questions; all of which I am happy to answer.

Janet

As we are talking I notice the lady sitting in the seat directly in front of Brittany keeps shaking her head affirming what she was hearing us discuss. I am discussing the idea that we can go within, into our Inner Power Center, to heal our life when this other lady turned around to confirm that she, too, does healing work. Go figure! Really? Two of us on the plane do this sort of work (in different ways) that is not so understood by normal society?

Synchronicities are piling up ūüôā

Janet ‘happens’ to be sitting in that seat when her assigned seat is in the back of the plane; had to have happened for us to meet. Do you begin to see how the Universe operates?

She is in Giddings, Texas, of all places, doing healing work in a smaller conservative Texas town. Cool! She is returning from a conference learning the association between emotions and hormones and how to facilitate someone’s¬†healing at that level. This is a subject I am interested in also. She and I exchange info, of course.

Pedram R.

While I am talking to Brittany and Janet I notice that the man who is by the window where my assigned seat is on the aisle begins to look at me and starts smiling. I do not know if he is hearing me or if something else triggered his opening to me. It could be the incredible openness, strong and clear energy within me and things I am exhibiting because of the conference which was enlightening, empowering, healing…and I got to see one friend from more than 25 years ago and another friend who had moved from Austin to Boulder. i.e. I am feeling great and incredibly¬†aligned with my inner self, my mission and vision I am bringing forth.

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Glowing!

Or maybe there’s a fly on my nose he is smiling at ūüôā

I finished my conversations with Brittany and Janet as we flew closer to Austin. I moved back to my assigned seat sensing the energies of our communications was waning; it had been an hour+. As I sat down Pedram starts talking with me.

Now, this is a totally different interaction.¬†My inner electrical engineer gets to come out to play with him…and my creative mind gets sparked.

He has a doctorate and is a senior principal of something I have never heard of. He tells me about two projects he is working on. This man is highly¬†intelligent. One project is the IOT, the new “Internet of Things”; wow, we have some HUGE innovations coming forth into our lives. And he is on a project between two High Tech Titans (corporations) working with software and customized chips that will bring healing directly to the cells that require healing.

Way too awesome and my creative mind gets sparked and brings me new ideas to share with him which makes him look at me strangely lol. I am used to it by now.

I shared these spontaneous new ideas that came to me while he was talking. He looked at me strangely until I said I am an electrical engineer and have traveled the world living and working. And we continued a great conversation.

I shared that we have another intelligence center, the intuitive/creative mind, from which we can deliberately receive new and genius ideas. I mention how we can send healing energy to others that is unseen. As he contorts his mind wondering whether or not I am sane I continue. I mention that there must be a way to send the software program as an atom through the custom processor into the person who needs healing without a physical interface. I am going way beyond what he is used to hearing.

I continue sharing that just like the Law of Gravity and other laws that Sir Isaac Newton is credited with discovering how the physical aspect of life works…there are laws and principles of the unseen creative force that we can access to shape our life and to receive intuitive thoughts and ideas on cue; includes the Law of Attraction, Law of Mental Equivalents, Principle of ONEness, Principle of Reciprocity and much more. They are repeatable and usable just like the laws and principles that govern the physical realm of life.

I get his business card as we agree we want to go out and meet. I just texted him to meet.

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How is it that I am ‘accidentally’ sitting next to 3 people on a plane, that is not full in the front of the cabin, who have common interests?

Or is this a synchronous event where we are sitting together because there are unanswered questions, desires and/or curiosities within the four of us that are getting answered by us meeting and talking?

Makes me go hmm and want to learn more. I will post more about the conference and synchronicities.

In-joy, Enliven and Inspire,

Lamar

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Synchronicity Makes Life Happen with Ease and Grace

Lake Evergreen in the mountain town of Evergreen, Colorado where I lived many many moons ago.

I’m returning from a fantastically renewing trip to Boulder and Denver, Colorado. At Union Station in Denver I get on the train to Denver International Airport.

Sitting across from me was a young woman who asked if the train went further after it got to the airport. I said I don’t know since this is my first time, too. Another passenger answered her: no.

So, being the type of person who likes to meet new people I asked her where she was flying to? She answered Austin. To which,I said oh, me too. Same flight.

I asked her what she did and she shared she had quit her job and had been traveling for two months to visit different brothers and attend two of their weddings. She studied Sales and Marketing at University of Texas. I joked that I got my engineering degree from Texas A&M University. We laughed at the fun school rivalry.

[Flight just took off as I’m writing this blogpost. WordPress on my phone in airplane mode. Cool :-)]

I asked her if she did consulting work as I NEED someone to help focus my marketing efforts. I continued that as a degreed electrical engineer I give people too much detail when I am offering my services instead of doing it as a marketer that would work much better.

She asked what I do. I am an advanced visualization instructor, pain management specialist, mental focus and stress management trainer and more. I said that I plan to crack the corporate market and teach them how to achieve and work using all of their brain skills instead of just typical logical left-brain approaches. And train them on the most powerful stress management technique that millions are using around the world. And more.

SYNCHRONICITY

She laughed and said her and her brother had just talked this last weekend about visualization and how to use the brain and mind to create the life we want. They were wondering how that works.

And now she and I meet.¬†We’ve exchanged info and we’ll meet in a few days.

When you are in a good place, heart centered and in joy… synchronicities happen naturally. This is the modus operandi of doing life from within yourself thus tapping into that place where Life supports you with ease and grace and you are drawn to the right people.

Oh, and this is just the synchronicity that happened on that train. I’m working on the blogpost for the miraculous synchronicities that then happened on the plane… let’s fly in life. It’s possible.

In-joy, Enliven and Inspire,

Lamar

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Set your intent & Choose your life deliberately to stay focused…

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Take the first step into that scary idea.

Someone who has come to some events shared with me that his intention is to HAVE intention. He shared more that he wants to improve his approach to life to do other things that will help him to deliberately focus his life.

First off, I can relate. We all can relate.

We are all born with a resource full of incredible inherent skills that let us choose and focus our life as precisely and deliberately as we dare to and to stretch as far as we are willing to stretch in this life.

Plus we all feel that¬†internal universal nudge within to make a change here and there…until we successfully squelch it.

To have the desire to set your intent and live more deliberately is a transition step for the people who choose to live life at a different level, authentically and deliberately. You use a different set of inner empowerment skills (intent, choice, clarity, focus, listen, ease, to name a few) to drive life from within rather than the external modus operandi such as stress, over-pushing, force, make it happen, etc. Using the inner skills stirs things up and opportunities will begin to appear while clarity is received. That is when you take external action. Be prepared and ready for the right opportunity.

Second, thank you for trusting me. I appreciate when someone shares with me. I believe what we hold within us is more valuable than anything external to us. Thus when someone shares from within I value their truth.

I will know for him his higher truth while he is finding his inner inspiration (Spirit Within) to embrace this next step towards personal freedom and expression.

I find that I feel best about my life and move forward when I do this:

  1. Read my written list of life results and imagine them to be already true, daily or more often.
  2. I take my personal time: Several minutes to do inner focusing, finding calm within me, pose questions, get in sync, and imagine my day.
  3. Deep breathe hourly to flush out the stale energies and bring in refreshing energies.

So, let’s take a cue from this man and set an¬†intent for the week or month or maybe for your life or for this phase of it. It does not have to be elaborate. Make it a clear focus that resonates within you. Write it down next to your list of goals.

Take some time, right now, and write out an intent for your life. What comes to you? Craft some results you desire to have in life written as if you already have them. Write what you would like to experience in life.

And in case this seems too much consider: Why not try something different? One small inner change results in noticeable changes in life.

Thanks Friend

Lamar Irwin

Life Empowerment Engineer

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Withholds, Those little things that remain unsaid or unasked between you and someone cause…

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You have a friendship, a working relationship, a bromance or a romance with someone and suddenly you feel a little less heart from him or her. Slowly or quickly that person closes off to you. You do not understand or know what happened. And most people do not ask difficult questions to clarify things and many people will not tell the truth in difficult conversations. That seems to be the societal norm.

What happens between people in all kinds of relationships that slowly separates them? Of course there could be other specific reasons for that. I want to cover a phenomenon that some people may not be aware of yet. An impact on relationships that stems from the societal norm of being nice or the fear of being authentic. Maybe it is the lack of trained skills to develop and deepen relationships.

Foundation for this approach to communication

Effective Communication is when both people involved are willing to change as a result of this communication. More details on this at this blogpost

We create these blocks that can be called ‘withholds’ between people and we do not realize the impact on our closeness.

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Every time you judge someone for something you lay a brick between you and them.

Each time you do not clarify a misunderstanding with someone you lay more bricks between you and them.

When you hear something contrary about someone and spread that to others you lay more bricks in a wall of separation.

When you say something about them behind their back you continue building a wall of separation.

You are putting up a brick in an eventual wall of separation if you keep judging that person without communicating with them.

This wall within you then distorts any perspective on that person. It affects your ability to see him or her accurately. The wall begins to fully separate as all past clarity gets obfuscated and covered up.

Then consider the fact that inter-human communication is at least 90% nonverbal and we realize that person has nonverbally picked up on our thoughts that separate us, also.

And we wonder why we have a hard time connecting with people in general. Our perspectives, walls and other foibles distort the clarity of who they are within our mind and who we are in their mind.

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Walls that separate

Any brick we do not reexamine to see if it can be dissolved will maintain separation.

Do yourself a favor – seek clarity – because there is an additional truth about these thoughts of separation. They exist within your mind and each of them is a block holding you from your own good. Even if the person is to move out of your life it is best done clean. Heal then do conscious separation.

Why am I writing more about interrelation communication?

It is easy to say you want to be more spiritual or be a better person. In the beginning good and new things are happening as your heart and mind open up. As you deepen that way of being in life you will have some periods where things are rocky, the shadow journey that brings such great rewards for those courageous enough to proceed through it. Find those people who will be empowered and empowering throughout life or the lifetime of a project.

Ideas for practicing this

Take a breath and relax. Hold the desire to be clear with this person in your heart. Ask the person if you could talk privately.

When you do meet: Preferably sit across from each other knees to knees almost touching. No barriers.¬†If it’s true for you, then say how difficult it is to ask this or say this. Then ask it in a non-accusatory way; be curious with it.

And listen with your ears, brain and heart. Respond from clear thinking not defenses.

When you hear something derogatory about someone, do you and them a favor. Do this especially if this information conflicts with your previous experiences with that person. Take a breath and say something like hey, I heard something about you that I wanted to tell you (or to ask you about).

Some of us have so many breaks within us including me. This was a big relief and I am grateful that I learned authentic life skills like these in my twenties. I have been practicing as much as I could as I find people or rarely groups who resonate with this level of authenticity and are willing to do it. This authentic approach sometimes does not work for some people.

My training with The Natale Institute has kept me away from gossip which means ultimately you become the subject of gossip. Some people have to throw shade at others. Watch this truth: If you are listening to someone gossip then you can rest assured that the person who was talking gossip about someone else to you will now turn and gossip about you to that someone else. It is not up to you. It is that person’s behavior. Make a choice as to what you want to be around.

[Watch for a future post about the intent and impact of gossiping.]

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Our ego keeps us stuck & kills countless expansive experiences in life…

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Accept a hand up to the next level.

Expansive ideas and opportunities are placed in front of you

Something that rouses an inner spark that has been quiet for too long

You feel a Pull from within yourself

What happens next within you?

Which person do you see yourself as?
   Which person do you see yourself as?

Do you summon the Faith Of Life to Jump into an expansive self?

or

Do you begin to question and analyze it?

    Find reasons not to?

        Slowly pick the life right out of it?

There is this great little book that helps you start the flow of abundance in life, The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price. It is a pocketbook full of punch. There are 10 days of mind-expanding concepts and life expanding daily affirmations that you do 4 times over to grow into and embrace the change.

Day 8: “My consciousness of the Spirit within me as my unlimited Source is the Divine Power to restore the years the locusts have eaten {continued}”

Your ego sometimes acts like a swarm of locusts that creates, imagines and makes up whatever fears are needed to prevent you from considering any kind of change. This analyzing and fear feed off the new energy that comes with this new idea until it is devoid of life-giving energy.

The untamed ego’s job is to stop you from making a change or from taking any step forward. It likes life exactly as it is. This includes the highs, lows and in between; the pains, problems, limited pleasures, long-forgotten dreams and more. Until you tame the ego its job is to shut down change. The older you¬†get the more this likely¬†applies.

Slowly letting thoughts turn into concrete in the mind while wondering why the gusto of life is gone.

The ego knows how to respond and manage status quo in each area of life whether effective or not.¬†People tend to like thinking they¬†know what they are doing in all situations because the unknown is one of the greatest fears for most people. People will do anything to avoid feeling as if they do not immediately have the answer. The ego’s life-breath is¬†the familiarity of what is; what a person has, his pains and her limits are just the way life is; never to be challenged.

The logical mind is like a massive life library of all experiences, lessons, changes, events in life, learned behaviors, etc. You learned the software to run your mind, heart, body and life from the significant adults in your youth. It only knows how to do something it has already done or do it from reading or YouTubing how someone else does it. It does not have new thoughts. It receives, learns and stores other people’s thoughts and ways to live life.

The logical mind has never heard a new thought that it does not at first seek to reject
Until it is tamed.

The creative mind is like a full-on connection to the vast and infinite creativity that makes life, sustains life and constantly expands this universe. Your consciousness is designed to expand as far as your inner vision and drive offer for you to stretch in this lifetime. These are the new thoughts that are caught by your brain like a radio tuner receives the matching station. This is accessible and can be accessed on cue with practice of some guided internal focus methods.

We are all designed to access the creative/intuitive/expansive mind equally as we all currently access the logical, repeating functions, physically oriented mind. The ego is the awareness the emanates from this logical mind.

But what about that inner pull to go for an expansive experience?

This is likely your intuitive guidance for you to take a single step or to jump right in. We are designed with multiple streams of thoughts available. These include logical, intuitive, heart, soul and more; each with its own perspective on the situation. This inner pull derives from¬†your¬†inner knowing, the heart’s attraction to that stream of energy of life force that will be flowing through the veins, so to speak. The thrill of feeling exhilarating energy; it may have been a while.

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Logical Mind repeats life. Intuitive Mind exhilarates life.

You are at a life choice point

Will you stay with the familiar or maybe it is time to step outside the lines of life, as they are.

[Note: Read future posts – You can consider the benefits of the ego and logical mind. There is always benefit. We are designed this way for a reason.]

Motivation: Read this poem The Comfort Zone

When was the last time you walked outside the lines of life to summon those great-feeling life-giving forces that stimulate new ideas and fresh opportunities.

Sometimes it is prudent to hold back and stay where you are.

You learn about yourself from practice…as long as you push to¬†take a chance once in a while to be more expansive and experience¬†more dimensions within yourself. However, as I have been fortunate enough to have had a couple of teachers I consider Masters, Native American Chiefs, Shamans, powerful catalysts¬†for strong change I’ve achieved in my life. And I have made bad choices; each one stings. Through that contrast in life you get better; sharpen the focus of what brings you joy instead of talking about the pains; passion instead of being low; forward movement instead of fear; expansion over limited status quo.

Feeling more expansive within yourself is such a magnificently rewarding sensation.

Achievement trumps failure though a failures always contain gems as learning lessons about life and yourself. Oprah’s Master Class on OWN channel has successful people talk about the journey from who they used to be to who they are now. Each one says they learned the greatest lessons from their mistakes. Abraham, a current day guide and teacher, says the contrast in life is what helps us to sharpen our rocket of desire for what we do want. I add: And it brings the energy for motivation and inspiration.

Usually that initial excitement is the one to follow. It was detected before our status quo defense system gets engaged.

Read this about the truth of your inner Light that seeks expression

Remind yourself:

“Keep doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results is to be insane.”

Nearly every person who has “made it”, as we judge it, has stood right in that doorway to a higher sense of self-expression. What to do? You¬†are facing¬†your fears and choosing to engage other more connected thoughts from the heart. Take that first frightening step. Then you have pushed through the invisible wall that limits life.

What is it that calls from within you for an expansive experience?

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Take the first step into that scary idea.

One of my first steps into the unknown

With my electrical engineering degree I was fortunate enough to graduate in a great economy and had twenty+ job offers. I embraced what I understand to be a major trait of us Sagittarius folks. I went for the adventure that had been squashed inside of me my entire life in a family that didn’t travel more than a few hundred miles by car. This deep impulse moved me to accept the offer to work for a French company anywhere in the world except North America. My soul purred; perfect. I lived in the Far East. Loved it, loved it, loved almost every single aspect of it. From a hometown of 150 people to traveling, working in and living in other countries.

My adventurous nature can be strong. It broadened my horizons in the most expansive way beyond anything I ever could have imagined having grown up in a small Texas farm town; went to school in the big town of 1500.

There is such expansiveness, great, fabulous, life-giving, heart embracing, character building, storytelling fodder and so much more to do something that is so far beyond your fears and limits. The further outside of your life’s current box the most benefit.

I had my fears and now I have the strength from having pushed through many of them plus the countless rewards of real moments with people from many cultures.

May we all attract to us the opportunities for self expansion to live as who we are designed to be. And then push through. Then live in a much expanded life box… until it is time to do it again.

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‘The Miraculous Power of Letting Go’ Talk, Discussion & Spiritual Mind Treatment, Sunday Sept 4

The Miraculous Power of Letting Go

We live within a Law of Mind that reacts to our thinking.

“We are all immersed in an aura of our own thinking. This aura is the direct result of all that we have ever said, thought or done; it decides what is to take place in our life; it attracts what is like itself and repels what is unlike itself. [sic]

We have this law in our hands to do with as we will. We can draw what we want only as we let go of the old order and take up the new; and this we must do to the exclusion of all else. This is no weak man‚Äôs job but an undertaking for a strong, self-reliant soul; and the end is worth the effort. The person who can hold his thought one-pointed is the one who will obtain the best results.‚ÄĚ

~ Creative Mind and Success by Dr. Ernest Holmes      [p 18]

I recently had a direct experience of choosing to walk through this process for my own life. Thanks to a friend I had 3 days at a lake house where I let go like dumping the contents of a household into the trash. I dumped the trash and debris of life from within my inner household. The changes in my life are still happening two weeks later. A change into a better sleep pattern. There’s now room for new ideas and they are abundant. There’s now room for good feelings within me and they are abundant. There’s now room for greater results to occur in my life and they are becoming abundant. There is a noticeable increase in clarity and focus in my life endeavors. And weight is starting to fall off with my natural appetite at about one-third of what it was.

Affirmation: I am grateful that I have the free will and courage to let go of life’s debris thus open to life’s gifts, guidance and miracles.

Come join us this Sunday for a talk, discussion and meditation concerning this.

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How to Increase Holistic Wellness | Published June 2016

How to Increase Holistic Wellness

How to Increase Holistic Wellness

by Lamar Irwin

In this physical world, wellness levels are generally measured by how fit people are and how good their life appears. Yet there is much more to a person’s quality of life than meets the eye.

The most important measurements for wellness are found in the quality of the unseen aspects within people. How open to life is someone’s heart? How much of an emotional and spiritual balance does one maintain? What is the quality of underlying thoughts people have about themselves and their lives?

While people generally measure wellness through what can be seen, they miss the true source. With an eye toward a holistic perspective, wellness is an optimal state of being in life, in mind, in heart and in body. The more people experience being in balance within their own selves, to their own expectations, the more they are living in a state of well-being.

It is easy to observe physical growth and compare it to statistics in order to evaluate progress. Parents do this as their kids grow up and go to the doctor when it does not measure up to standards. Teens, as they grow into adulthood, learn to do the same for themselves. Yet how are people to observe, measure and evaluate their unseen inner aspects?

Each person learns to identify his or her unique signs of well-being. It can be seen in the calmness of breath, a gentle heart rate, good feelings within the body, ease with life and thoughts that are more optimistic.

The wonderful truth about the way humans are designed is that they can be self-correcting, initiating change in life starting from within the self. When there is an imbalance, changes can be made. This is empowering to the people who have that fire inside to live a great life.

Take time to consider the quality of wellness in different areas of life. What areas are working and which need help? Consider physical, spiritual, emotional, mental, relationships, play, self-care, financial and business. Ask questions: What needs to change? What feels out of balance within? What is always a struggle? Is there a pattern in life that is uncomfortable? Is there an inner sense that something needs attention? What generates common complaints? Is there a dream that was left behind because of fear? What is unresolved that is blocking the good in life?

Use the inherent inner ability to select thoughts and intent to make change easier instead of difficult. Approach this from a state of curiosity. Consider making changes to be a new project instead of being some horribly difficult task.

Five Steps to Get There

Establish an inner readiness for change. Ask: Is there a willingness to change? Then make a choice to let go of the problem to make room for this new project. If there is resistance to letting go then contemplate what that is. Try writing it out and talking with a friend or a professional with the intent to release it.

Choose what is wanted instead. Ask: What would be better than what currently is? Deliberately select what it is and be specific. For example: have an extra $500 a week, an internal sense of well-being, a healed heart from love pains, increased self-esteem, peaceful thoughts, increased creativity, clarity about what is important in life or be more loving to themselves. Clear choices produce clear outcomes.

Gain dominion over thoughts. Ask: What thoughts support this change? Imagine what thoughts a person may have who already have this outcome; adopt them. Identify current thoughts that do not support this and imagine pulling them like weeds in a garden. Then imagine planting seeds of these new deliberately chosen thoughts to have them grow in mind. Write these thoughts down that resonate with what is desired in life. Read frequently.

Imagine it to create it. Take time daily to relax and imagine what life will be like when this occurs. Be in a peaceful environment. Sit comfortably, close the eyes and do some deep belly breathing to inhale a great life and exhale the tiredness and old energies. Imagine the desired outcomes as if they are already present in life.

Believe and Receive. Develop a belief that supports the outcome. Read uplifting messages, poems or writings to upgrade what they accept in life, choosing better results while rejecting lesser results. This fosters a consciousness that allows the new desired outcomes to be received.

Using this inner-driven change process requires that one only stays focused on the desired outcomes. Do not try and figure out how it will happen. Allow and receive new ideas on the how-to steps, and then do them.

People have found a customized fountain of youth using this process. Their clarity of life is renewed. Energies are awakened. Achievement is established as their norm while their heart centers are reborn to life’s unconditional love and infinite streams of possibilities.

Lamar Irwin is an engineer, life coach and trainer. For more information, visit the Curious Mind News blog at CuriousMindNews.com. See ad, page 16.

Article is available in the June 2016 issue at Austin Natural Awakenings Past Issues site

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Boldness has Genius, Power and Magic in It

Goethe, providence move, bold, courage, commitment
Commitment is a powerful cure

What will you do once you have fear and do it anyway?

I have placed a favorite poem that I use for inspiration here on the Curious Mind News blog: Goethe’s Concerning Acts of Creation.

Under ‘Pages’ on the left ¬†column you can read this Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Under ‘File’ on the left column you can download this Download Wall Sign – Concerning Acts of Creation by Goethe. (Left-click and it will open in Adobe – maybe in your browser concerning your computer setup | Right-click to save it as an Adobe Reader file)

 What is your boldness?

I first experienced this power through a minister friend of mine, Rev. Marilyn Miller site, in California did for me. I was new to experiencing the power of Spiritual Mind Treatment and had begun taking classes in the Science of Mind philosophy (previously done through Religious Science churches that are now renamed as Centers for Spiritual Living). I was living in Port Hueneme, California and working for the global Halliburton Energy Services as a Technical Sales Representative.

I had one of those bosses from hell. He was an extreme micro manager. I had just been promoted to run the Ventura Operation in charge of the trucks, clients, crews and engineers. He was never supportive. He told me to learn how to be the manager. I did and when I took actions he disagreed with he would override those. One time I changed asset assignment. He bitched and switched it back.

Since I was learning more self awareness and the spiritual basis for things in life that are not working… I realized that he WAS the ¬†incarnation of my father. Yikes! Now what.

I asked my Rev. Marilyn. Now, I knew these Spiritual Mind Treatments were provided to people every Sunday but that is all I knew. She did one of these treatments specifically for me concerning this problem. Within one week, as Goethe says, providence moved. This global corporation changed its entire structure. The operations, of which I was the manager, was pulled back to the Bakersfield office. I was left as the sole employee for that division of Halliburton (wireline data collection and analysis) and I was the Technical Sales Representative for Southern California. I now reported to the Sales Manager in Bakersfield, not that other manager who gave me the gift of self awareness so that I could change.

Sometimes you just say: Thank you a-hole for the gift you gave me ūüėČ

Blessings,

Lamar

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Overcome Fear to Live Your Best Life

Managing Fear

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Ready to Take a Leap of Faith?

 

Please be clear. This post is a post to myself. When I put things ‘out there’ I tend to hold myself more accountable to living this way than I may be when I keep it to myself. Understood? And, just maybe, this will assist you ūüėČ

In yesterday’s post – Life Difficulties: An Empowering Perspective¬†– I shared realizations, sparked by Michael Beckwith, that have helped in shifting my mind from perceiving difficulties into more forward-positive ways of perceiving events. This is another piece of the puzzle.

Everyone has an inkling inside themselves as to who they are to be in this life. AND everyone has that logical mind that only knows to project its fears into your future. I teach and coach about the two brain modes we are all born with. Each has their duties and, when properly trained, each can be utilized for its greatest benefits. I believe it is always best to find the benefits of things from the perspective that if it exists there must be a positive viewpoint for it.

Simple Overview of Brain Functions

The left brain hemisphere, mostly,  contains a logical database of everything that has been learned in this life through school, others and direct life experiences. This is the pathway for your Logical Thought Channel and is the connection to this world of form through your five physical senses.

The right brain hemisphere, mostly, is the creative connection to life. It is the state of mind where you dream, sleep, meditate, vision and other endeavors that are not limited to this current physical experience of life. It is a place where time and space have no meaning. This is the pathway for your Intuitive Thought Channel.

The Logical Thought Channel only knows what it already knows. The  Intuitive Thought Channel has access to anything and everything that is possible to know. It is connected to the Source, the God, the Quantum Intelligence, whatever label you prefer.

Your logic has never heard a creative thought that it, at first, did not resist. It always has to be trained to accept new thoughts and ideas. This is just the nature of the beast.

Afraid Fear cartoonIntuitive Guidance vs Ego Fear Thoughts

When you hear that steady quiet voice of knowing¬†from your intuitive thought channel telling you ‘it’s time for a change’, you are supposed to act on it. It continues by whispering ‘You’re here to do more. You are to _____’.

You will inevitably hear thoughts from your logical mind (also known as your ego) that will likely be all about fear, lack and limitation.

The more you have validated your fear thoughts the more you will hear the ego’s fears. They have been trained to be relevant to you.

Here is a suggestion:

You will feel afraid. Say to yourself ‘I’m doing it anyway’.
You will hear ‘I’m afraid to try something new’. Say to yourself ‘I’m doing it anyway’.
You hear ‘I’m afraid to fail’. Say with authority ‘I’m doing it anyway’.
The ego says ‘I’m afraid of what people may say about me’. ¬†Tell it ‘shh, I’m doing it anyway’.

Then you may have friends and family share their opinions that represent what your ego is saying. They are doing you a favor. It is like your ego is giving you a chance to stand up for yourself by validating your intuition. Tell them tactfully: I hear what you’re saying. I have had those thoughts. And this is something that I am compelled to do. I could use your support as I challenge myself to grow. This works to say to your ego, also.

F-E-A-R = False Evidence Appearing Real

All of this fear is the logical brain projecting its uncertainty into your future. You are in charge. Listen to it. Say ‘thank you but I’m doing it anyway. It is time to make a life change and I am committed to doing it. Ego, get on board’.

I first heard this through Dr. Wayne Dyer: E-G-O is Edging God Out. How accurate. The ego cannot handle the idea of someone knowing more than it knows and no matter what your definition of God is… It definitively knows more than the ego since It is limitless and the ego is only based on past knowledge.

What would you do if you had no fear?Summary

Cultivate your Inner Knowing so that you hear its guidance. Practice trusting your Intuition by acting on it and learning whether it is accurate or not. Remember, your Intuition is the thought process through which your Inner Knowing communicates to you. It is not concerned with the way things have always been. It is not encumbered by fears and limitations.

Gain Mastery over your Mind. Train it that you are in charge and you will select which thoughts you are going to pay attention to. Then keep your word with yourself. Tell your ego that you hear it and your are choosing to do it anyway.

Change your inner self, listen to your guidance and move your feet. Do what you came to this planet to do.

Consider this

In the complete timeline of humanity there will only be one you. Like snowflakes there are not two alike. You are a unique expression of the Divine with your own mission, your own talents and gifts and your own personality. How could you ever doubt that you are here to do your greatness, no matter how big or small you may judge it to be. This is why you came here. Learn how to work with your inner faculties. It makes accomplishing your purpose so much easier.

Living, Learning and Growing,

Lamar

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Life difficulties: An Empowering Perspective

Agape International Spiritual Center

I am always inspired when I get to attend, via the internet, Agape International Spiritual Center and hear the living mystic known as Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith.

There is something transformational about listening to the right message at the right time from the right person. Thank you, professor Beckwith. Love to you. Thank you for preparing the way for us to walk our best and expansive life of service.

Background

I have been struggling with ‘getting’ what the last year has been about for me. Admittedly I have spent too much time trying to understand it, taking away from my forward-moving focus. I have had an enormous amount of #!%@ thrown my way starting in September 2010, so much so that my life does not even resemble what it was last year. THANK GOD!

I do not have the same income. 90% of it dropped away because the president of the training organization I taught for dropped me without a single consideration or word, spoken or written. This has taken some major adjustments to compensate for, mentally, emotionally, psychically, physically and spiritually; every -ly.

I do not live in the same place because I had to cut expenses. I found out that ‘friends’ ran for the hills. Many other traumatizing events that I do not wish to dig up right now. You can read hear what I did to get past it

Yes, that was the most horrifying place I have ever been as an adult. AND the truth is I was trying to fit into a global mind development training system that does not have room for an expansive soul. I have more to offer than that one simple method. I kept trying to squash myself, my visions and my ideas in order to fit in. I overlooked their indiscretions for more than three years. I finally got it: stop giving new opportunities to them to expand and update their method. They do not want it. And stop asking for help for my students because they are not interested. It was all falling on deaf ears. These opportunities must be for me.

I kept thinking “it must be me. I have to grow. Other teachers have been with them for over forty years. It must be me.”¬†That is what the abused says to them self when they are trying to excuse the abuser. Some may think that may be an extreme place for me to take this to… it does apply in the manner in which things were handled.

Pain pushes until Vision pulls – Michael Beckwith

A Moment for Awakening

My life does not yet look anywhere close to where it is evolving into. Room for growth!

Can you feel the old, clingy, sappy, resentful energy in some of what I wrote above?

Is there an area in your life that you have some resentments?

Do you realize the price you pay for staying in that energy?
Has your life slowed down?
Do you find yourself complaining too much?
Are your thoughts full of bad thoughts towards others?
Is  your energy for life low?

Today’s opportunity

I heard Michael Beckwith say this:

A lot of chronic issues in life are a result of either:

  1. Trying to extract happiness from a world and life that is too small for you and/or
  2. That issue is bringing you a gift, a talent to activate within yourself¬†(we’re growing a quality within us that is seeking to come forth)

When the 2 by 4s come fast and hard it is because you’ve broken a promise to your soul about what you are to do in this life. These are the lessons I set myself up for. They are coming hard and fast because I did not listen to the quiet voice within me telling me to make the change.

Truth is: I had three ‘readers’ who had told me in the previous two years to get out of that international company because they will screw you over. Those are the words of the channeler from Colorado and from an Akashic Record reader in Austin. I had already had many ‘small’ instances that I could have chosen to heed. Instead I chose to go along to get along just like the teachers that are still in the system told me they have had to for decades.

So, I had plenty of warning but I kept believing in something that wasn’t.

What I thought was a safe place to express my gifts to students and the world was not my safe place. It works for those who are still there. It does not work for me. They have the exercise I gave them that is being taught to the world, for which there was no recognition. I release that in grateful gratitude.

Stuck in a box?
Stuck in a box?

Minimal set points of society or Major set points for Living

Beckwith continued: society has set minimal points for which are good for us to follow: don’t cheat, lie and steal. But your calling does not vibrate at these minimal set points. There is no reason to squash yourself to just live by those. You have a greater set of points to live by and resonate with.

This calling does not fit into a small vision for living. It requires much more.

Summary

If you find yourself having a lot of difficulties in life change your perspective. Society has trained us to try to fit into ‘what was’. This requires you make yourself wrong, disempower yourself and shrink to fit into ‘what was’.

Instead realize that life is telling you to make some changes. Grow. Evolve. Expand your offerings to life. Live your purpose. Your new self does not fit into that old world. Say a resounding ‘YES’ within your self and mean it with all that you are.

And when your logical mind projects its fears into your future tell it: sshhh, I am in control and I am choosing to do this. When it says “but you do not have enough (fill in the blank)”. Tell it “I am doing it anyway”. When it says “I’m afraid to fail”. Say “I am doing it anyway”.

You are here to live a life of purpose. And Life is always conspiring on your behalf to bring you your highest good and your best life.

Let it. Listen to it. Heed it. Change, evolve and grow into your best life.

When you do this you give permission to someone else to say a resounding ‘YES’ to their own souls.

Blessings and share your thoughts and dreams in the comments.

Learning, Loving and Growing,

Lamar Irwin

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Taz – A Sweet Strong Spirited Companion

Taz a Spirited and Loved cat
My sweet strong spirited Taz. I love you.

Today, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at about 5:30 pm cst… Taz passed away.

October of 1994 or 1995 I was living in Port Hueneme, California; Oxnard, Ventura area. My housemate was Donna Vondera. It had been a year since Tidak had passed away from biting a poisonous spider. Tidak is Indonesian for the word Know and was part of one of my favorite sayings: tidak apa apa which literally means ‘know what what’. It was used to say ‘if god wills it will happen’.

Whenever I have a new animal I say different words to see what the pet responds to. I then zero in on their name. I tried all kinds of words when I first got him looking for his name. Different words I had learned living in different countries mixed with english words. It took a long time and one day I said you are just like a Tasmanian Devil. So I tried Taz. Each time he would perk up. So that fit his strength of spirit and he responded to it.

It was time for a new kitty. We went to the Ventura Pet Adoption clinic. They had two cats up for adoption. One was a fuzzy long hair cat that would stay in any position you put him in and let you hold him and did not resist. Then they brought it this gorgeous little white kitty full of spunk. He had a little bit of gold on the tips of his ears and tail. He was feisty. He did not accept being put into any position. His spirit was strong. They told me they had rescued him by a dumpster in the rain and estimated he was between five and six months old. So they said his birth would have been in June of that year. They told me that his tribe is Flame Point Siamese and that breed bonds to one person as its mother. He would need a lot of attention for at least six months and for that time it would be good to make sure someone was always around. And to make sure I spent the most time with him. Luckily Donna worked night shift so she could be there during the day.

I like a strong spirit so we left with this cute fiery white fur ball. They had me sign an agreement that he would be an indoor cat.

For most of his life he was like a dog to me. He would follow me from one room to another. He would make sure to lay within a few feet of me although he could only handle a little bit of physical closeness before he would jump out of my arms. It was an energy thing. He wanted to be in my energy field. If I went out of town for the night Andrew and others told me he would cry when I was gone.

His Spirit proved to be very strong. He would try to bite my finger when I shook it at him and said ‘no’. He would sit there and lap up water when I tried a water gun that is used to train most cats. Luckily, with that spirit, he came house trained.

In fact the first time I took a bath after I had him he climbed up on the edge of the tub and would play in the water with his paw. He always wanted to get in the tub/shower directly after I was out of it. He would stand next to the shower and let me drip water on him then use that to clean himself. Then there times he would sit in the tub and do his kitty prayer to the water spout god as he stared directly at where the water came out. Plus he would rub up against the water knob hoping to turn it on. Luckily he could not.

In California, I lived in a 3-story skinny house that was built on a small lot that was less than a mile from the ocean on the Port Hueneme strip of land jutting out into the ocean. As a kitten he would have made a ferocious neighborhood cat. He was muscular and over twenty pounds. But I had signed that agreement and I decided to keep that agreement. Cats are supposed to live a better and longer life when they are indoors. My two previous cats, Tidak and Mavro (greek word for black – he was a big shiny black cat), both died as a result of being outside. I grew up with cats on the farmland and was used to letting them be free. I decided I would keep Taz indoors.

Back to his strong spirit. He loved to swat the back of my heel when I was walking down the stairs. One time he did that one too many times. I grabbed him and put him right to my face and said: If you do that again I will take you back. That is the first time I realized that he understood me. He never ever swatted at my heel again. He heard me. That does not mean he did not ever show that spirit again. It is just that he stopped that behavior right then.

After I quit that corporate job I moved back to Austin. My friend, Mark, flew over from Denver to drive with me and Taz from California to Austin. I had a pet carrier. It was a funny scene… Taz was like the comic cat Garfield when I tried to put him in that carrier. All four legs went out so that he would not fit through the door. I would hold two of his legs and get them in but I could not get the other two in the opening. This was so funny; he was winning. I finally got him in the carrier and closed the door.

He howled and cried and made noises until I opened that door. Now, this is a cat who did not ever meow. Once I opened the door he would stay in the carrier‚Ķ just do not close that door. I had it where he could come sit on mine or Mark’s lap and then he’d go back into the carrier. Just do not close him out from what was happening.

When we stopped in Flagstaff, Arizona and checked into a hotel that did not allow animals. I snuck him into the room in the elevator in his carrier and under a big blanket. The next day we drove through Sedona and saw the beauty in that region. We did a couple of short hikes up to the magical energy vortexes that are in Sedona. Such beauty.

It is funny he never once meowed like cats do. I thought that was a natural part of being a cat but maybe he never heard his mother, since he was abandoned, and learned to do that??? Less than seven years ago I decided to meow to him a lot and to pretend I was talking to him. Maybe he would pick it up. He did. About a month or so after I started meowing to him often he made a little meow squeak. I really was his mother teaching him the cat ways ūüėČ He began to meow ever so often but never was a big talker. It seemed just to get my attention if his water was not fresh or his box needed cleaning.

A year and a half ago he lost his muscle mass and became a very thin cat. In the last couple of weeks it became obvious it was his time. Andrew and I took him to a vet hospital today. It was, of course, hard to do but best for him.

There are some spirits you remember throughout your life. Those spirits that touched you deeply. I remember one other pet with the same connection, my dog Tuffy who died while I lived overseas. The past seventeen years have been major change and ups and downs. Taz was there with me always. His spirit was sharp. He would come to me when I felt bad. He was that presence.

I know we are connected in our life travels. I know we will meet again. I expect him to become one of my stronger guides on the other side.

I love you Taz. I will think of you and feel your energy around me.

Happy trails.

Meow, Lamar

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Saying ‘I need…’ is an Opportunity

 

Find a New Bridge to your Power
Find a New Bridge to your Personal Power

I need = actually means I need some help to activate a new potential within me.

I heard this concept from Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center. Then I took it deeper into my own experience.

When you say ‘I need’ (something). It really means that you need to activate that power within yourself. It is time to find your power in that area of life. And your spirit is reaching out asking someone for help to grow. What a different perspective from the norm?!

There are multiple mind-sets that different people come from when saying ‘I need…’ And it always means the same thing no matter how it is heard.

This ‘I need’ statement is said from the belief and the feeling that life is happening TO you. Actually, you are now in the doorway of a new opportunity to be guided into a new level of personal power and away from the societal norm of¬†victim-hood. I understand this mind set very well. Having grown up in an alcoholic household where other dysfunctions happened I chose something very different in my early adulthood. I chose to purge that past and to learn better ways to manage myself and life. Having done this process of going from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’ many times I understand the inner process to transition into my power and away from my pain.

As Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith says: Pain pushes until Vision pulls

It is difficult at times and even 20+ years after my Spiritual Awakening (which happened on the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia) I have to catch that old mischievous thought pattern when it pops up once in a while.

Whac-a-mole your old thought patterns
Whac-a-mole old thought patterns to Establish New Thought patterns

Back when I first became aware of this and began the journey it was like a game of whac-a-mole. I would handle one area of life and then this belief that it was happening to me would pop up in another area of life. Then I would handle that one… and then it would pop up in another area of life… on and on. That is what we sign up for when we want to remove ourselves from the stream of normality and delve into our true nature and live the life we came here to live… not the life that others would have us live.

Then when someone has grown into their power and, for me, I have become an authority on personal growth, spiritual development, mental focus, stress management, etc via coaching, teaching, speaking, writing, et al, there will still be times when life feels like it is happening to us… once again. New opportunities to grow!

There is a song: Life is calling me a little bit deeper than before. (If I find a link I’ll connect it here)

This happened several  months ago in the biggest way it has ever occurred in my adult life with authorities attacking me, slandering me, people gossiping (talking about me and not to me), financial income disappeared without any warning and every single aspect in my life (except my partner and cat) became topsy-turvy. That is when the teacher, me, needed help which was not quick in forthcoming from friends and others, perhaps representing my stubbornness to not change? Perhaps representing time for upgrades in the friends department of my life?

From terror to peace

Sometimes the path seems lonely
Sometimes the path seems lonely

It really was a bad dream. Almost every person who I thought cared about me and was part of my friend, student or spiritual support system, whether I knew them for a few years or for a decade, would disappear when¬†I reached out for help; one long-term person even attacked me with her partner’s help for having these problems in life. Blaming me for being down and kicking me through her projection of blame. Whew, this was turning into an additional lesson to develop my wisdom about friendships and who I extend my heart to. Plus a clear sign to go within myself to be led to the answers.

I knew where I needed to be in my mind/heart/nervous system set point but I could not find the way to get there by myself. ¬†As I felt those old feelings of being consumed by other peoples’ crap and I felt as though I was drowning ‘under’ the old way of perceiving life I reached that point of proclaiming ‘I am not going to take it anymore!’

I AM NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!

That is when I finally reached out to a shaman friend, Joy, from New Zealand – lives in South America currently. It took her knowing for me, guiding me and using her skills for me to find a new and much deeper sense of personal power and to create a new self-identity from this new level of comprehension, depth and power.

Everyone in life plays their roles perfectly for us to grow into our True Selves

And to realize that EVERYONE in life plays their roles for me to find more personal power and for me to dig deeper within so that I rise above it. I had to claim this even for the antagonists, even the gossipers, even those who lied, even those friends who did not have the ability/willingness to help when needed, even the persons who promised help and did not deliver when I asked, even the head of an international training organization who slandered and attacked me as I kept finding ways to resolve things and sought peace with her, even the landlord whose home was a health hazard as determined by the city, even the previous spiritual support people who were not there, even… on and on…

Need a Hand Up the Mountain Climb
Need a Hand Up the Mountain Climb

I NEEDED help to find my new footing into a deeper and new level of life.

Life is always providing us opportunities to achieve our dreams

and to find our power. It is not always pretty and tidy.

Joy used her skills to hold my hand (via Skype) and take me through the process. I found it. Hallelujah!

It was then that I could stop saying ‘I need…’ Instead I could now proclaim ‘I have found a new self within me’ and begin to integrate this new perspective and new awareness to unleash this Universal power into my life. That is when things first began to turn around. It then continued to unfold as I integrated it into all those areas that simultaneously needed a life upgrade. It took a while to integrate because it was in so many areas of life (friends, supporters, self perception, home, finances, business, auto, etc). I was discovering how to come from this new self with Universal power in each affected area of life. It was time to do my inner work using these new skills and perspectives.

A long time ago I signed up for a life that was different from the societal norm.

In my late twenties I moved to Denver where two close friends had moved to. We did constant spiritual exploration together; reading, meditating, workshops, trying to channel, etc. We each committed within ourselves in our own ceremony that our individual primary commitment for the rest of life was to our personal growth and to the spirit inside us coming forth in life. I signed up for it and this is what it requires at times to achieve it.

Considering the situation that began in 2010, nine months later I am seeing the benefits beginning to show up in my external life. All that inner work is now causing external changes that reflect the new person inside. PLUS the greatest reward is that I feel like a different and new person. I am much wiser, my vision is much clearer and my service comes from a much deeper place within me.

Realizing the Healing Powers Within
Realizing the Healing Powers Within

This is what Personal Freedom feels like

I have such a profound change in life that I feel more empowered and capable; those aren’t even enough words to convey the deep swirling of energies that I now feel more constantly inside me. The conscious path may seem daunting or even impossible at times… And you can be guaranteed one thing: on the other side of the mountain climb lies the fields of glory where the rewards will be reaped for a lifetime.

And it all began with an ‘I need…’ statement that turned into a journey of a lifetime.

Now, to continue my journey, mission and purpose.

Thanks for reading/listening. Supportive questions and comments are welcome.

My blessing for you

May you find your way through the weeds of other peoples’ control over your life onto your own unique path to find your True and Authentic Self to unleash your Soul’s Dreams to be made manifest. May you hear the gentle and loving voice of your guidance to walk this path and proclaim to the world: I AM HERE AND I AM READY TO SHINE!

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Amazing Grace in Action

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I just watched both parts of the Oprah Farewell Spectacular shows. Yes, they have been on my DVR since May 23 and 24. I didn’t want to see the end. Give me a break; have you ever visited the state of denial?

Intertwined with my love, my awe and my tears I feel such a deep and soul-felt gratitude for the multitude of gifts I have received from watching a lot of Oprah Winfrey shows over the years. I have received emotional, physical, mental and spiritual gifts in the forms of insights, ah ahs and self recognitions directly because of who she is. Her own recognition of who she is and her willingness to do what she is born to do while operating in the energy of an amazing grace is what is truly transmitted across the airwaves. It is who she is that people detect without realizing it.

I first found her show while living in Houston after having done the most profound and life-façade-shattering work with a man named Frank Natale, The Natale Institute. It is as if he helped me to excavate the path through the debris that was my upbringing to show me the depths that lay within me then Oprah joined in to show and teach me many steps along the way for the next 25 years.

Oprah is a human being who, it sounds like, never lost touch with her spiritual self. Watching Oprah being herself and getting better somehow made me want to be myself and get better. Thank you. Namaste

It makes me wonder…

What am I to do with the rest of my life?

What is Source’s vision for me that requires relying on a healthy partner?

How deeply will I go within myself to find the path to do so?

What about you?