Thursday, October 21, 2010

Clare, Michigan, United States

Make Peace

I am currently reading another book right now, and there have been some really encouraging and uplifting thoughts in it, one of which moved me recently. The book is called "The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent - Living the Art of Allowing" and it is written by Esther and Jerry Hicks (The teachings of Abraham). They actually have a series of books which I also personally recommend. I am actually on my third book, which I am really enjoying. The books are all about the power of the mind, the Law of Attraction, our emotions, and creating our own reality. Well, not only is that good enough to read about in a book, but the books are all "channeled" by a collective group of spirits who call themselves "Abraham." Very cool. If you are not familiar with what channelling is, it is basically communicating with spirits.

Well they made a statement in this last book that I wanted to share. It was pretty simple but had a lot of meaning to me. This was it:


"Make peace with where you are on every subject in life,
 understanding that from there you can go anywhere you choose."

-Abraham


You know at first, I just wrote the quote down and thought to myself, "Oh how nice." But then something happened. And I got myself into a little rut. I was being so negative about a lot of subjects. I was in a mood, and I felt a lot of pessimistic emotions. I just couldn't get my mind off nonconstructive thoughts. This went on for two or three days. I don't know why I let all the little things get to me, but for some reason I did and I was just thinking of all these terrible things and really picking out the negative things in many situations. And it didn't feel good. And that is where our emotions come in. They tell us when we are off our path and need to make a change. From there you can choose to listen and make the change, or you can keep thinking those bad thoughts. So, I'm in this rut of just being grouchy and cynical and I'm still reading my book trying to see if it helps. Well I came across that quote again that I wrote down in my notebook. It says, "Make peace with where you are on every subject in life, understanding that from there you can go anywhere you choose." And I guess those words just finally hit me. And I read them again. "Make peace with where you are on every subject in life, understanding that from there you can go anywhere you choose." And I really started to think about it, and what it meant. So I decided right there, that was what I needed to do. Every subject. Why was I so upset or angry about it? Was is really that big of a deal? Why am I wasting my time like this? I continued thinking. "Who cares? Who cares? Really. Get over it and move on." And I did. Instead of looking at all the mistakes, faults, or imperfections I started looking for the good in everything. Everything. There is some good in everything, it just depends what we choose to look at and believe. And I did. And it felt so good. I felt relief. I felt happy. Truly happy. And I started enjoying life again. And I have had the best last two days. Just everything has seemed to go right, and go my way. Almost as if someone was reading my mind. Imagine that...

I believe it. I believe that our thoughts matter, and that they make a difference. We create our world. Is it heaven or hell for you? What do you choose to think about? Create the life you want. Change your thoughts, and change your life.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Red Feathers, Colorado, United States

Affirmations

I recently watched a movie that I rented from my local library. It was called "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise L. Hay. And I personally recommend this to anyone who is striving to better their lives. Anyone who believes in positive thinking, Law of Attraction, or creating their own world.

Louise L. Hay was one of the founders of the whole positive thinking movement. She is an inspiration to many and even uses her own life as an example. She has encouraged me with many of her great ideas. One that I particularly like and thought I would continue to share was her consistent use of Affirmations. Affirmations are basically just little saying that you say to yourself on a regular basis that make you feel good. You can do or say them at any time of the day, whenever you remember or find convenient. She recommends saying them to yourself everyday while looking in the mirror.

Another good example she had was writing the affirmations on post it notes and sticking them on your mirror or around the house where you will see them. Some of these affirmations that she suggests would include: "I love and accept myself just the way I am," "I am perfect just the way I am," "Only good lies before me," or "I see the beauty in my surroundings and I radiate joy and love." She has so many, and for all different topics.  I copied and pasted the links off of her page. Go ahead and take a look at some of the categories that you may be interested. Write some of those affirmations down on some post-its and put them around your house. See if they will make a difference in your mood and feelings.


Here is a list of affirmation topics:


Click on a selected title topic for a list of example affirmations relating to that topic.

Affirmations for Love 

Affirmations for Joy 

Affirmations for Health 

Affirmations for relationships 

Affirmations for Prosperity

 Affirmations for Career

Affirmations for Forgiveness

 Affirmations for Letting Go (releasing)


Affirmations are a great way to do positive thinking, and to feel better about ourselves and our surroundings. Ppositive thoughts bring about more positive things, so the more we are feeling good, the more "good" will come into our lives. Practice affirmations in your life and see what good it can do.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Port Huron, Michigan, United States

Look for Reasons

Look for reasons to be happy!

We need to take the time throughout each and every day and find reasons why we should be happy. There are so many reasons we could come up with to be thankful for. It should be a relatively easy task. Where ever we are we should be able to look around and say "Boy, I really enjoy having this," or "Gee, I sure do love where I am at." How about being thankful or happy for different life experiences. The good times in life are always something to be thankful for and remember with fond memories. How about our close friends and our wonderful family? How about that shiny car in your driveway, or even just the fact that you have a car - who cares what it looks like! There are so many reasons. The food we eat and take for granted everyday. Our clean drinking water. Our well paying job. Our loyal pet. The list could go on and on. But what is important is that we take the time to be thankful and we take the time to look for these reasons and be happy. We are happy in the moment, and continue being happy as we are blessed with more and more things. Being grateful is something we should never get tired of.

We should enjoy everything that we have, every little blessing in our lives. There are so many special things in our life experience; don't take it for granted. Enjoy what you have, and live each day with a thankful heart.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Alcatraz Island, California, United States

Psychokinesis

Psychokinesis what is it? Psychokinesis is a term derived from the Greek words psyche meaning "breath," "life," or "soul," and kinein meaning "to move," it is also sometimes referred to as telekinesis.

Psychokinesis all has to do with the power of the mind. When a person can control their mind then they can influence not only their thoughts but energy flow as well. The occurrences of Psychokinesis have been recorded ever since the ancient times. There have also been plenty of studies regarding Psychokinesis. Some people choose to believe it while others simply find it to be a gimmick of some sort. You decide for yourself what you believe. 


Here are some recorded examples:

  • An American parapsychologist at Duke University in North Carolina, J. B. Rhine began conducting PK experiments in 1934. In the publication of his experiments Rhine reported that he observed that PK does not seem connect with any physical process of the brain, or to be subject to any of the mechanical laws of physics. Rather, it does seem to be a nonphysical force of the mind which can act on matter in statically measurably ways. The results produced cannot be explained by physics.

  • Felicia Parise, an American medical laboratory technician who allegedly was able to repeatedly demonstrate telekinetic movement of small objects beginning in the 1970s, in the first reported instance spontaneously, and then with practice by intense conscious intention. She said her inspiration for making the attempt was in viewing the black-and-white films of Nina Kulagina performing similar feats. Some of the items Parise reportedly caused movement in were a plastic pill container, compass needle, and pieces of aluminum foil. During the height of her fame in the early 1970s , the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper in the United States, featured her in a large photo on its cover seated at a table attempting to perform telekinesis with the headline: "First American to Move Objects with the Mind." Parise eventually retired from performing telekinesis due to the physical stress on her body.

  • Swami Rama (1925–1996), a yogi skilled in controlling his heart functions who was studied at the Menninger Foundation in the spring and fall of 1970, and was alleged by some observers at the foundation to have telekinetically moved a knitting needle twice from a distance of five feet.

  • The Soviets revealed their most famous PK subject to the West in 1968. A housewife from Leningrad, Nina Kulagina, born in the mid-1920s demonstrated her abilities to Western scientists who observed the movements of many different sizes and types of stationary objects; the altering of the course of objects already in motion; and impressions on photographic film. She was also reported to have exerted PK effect on the heart of a frog, which had been removed from the animal. She first changed its rate of beating, and then completely stopped it. Kulagina was photographed apparently levitating objects.

  • One subject Ingo Swann, a New York artist and psychic, could change the temperature of an object close to him by one degree; and could also affect the magnetic field of a magnetometer.



Notable witnesses to PK events:

  • Robert M. Schoch Ph.D., professor at Boston University, has written "I do believe that some psychokinesis is real" referring to the evidence for micro-psychokinesis obtained by the Princeton PEAR laboratory experiments and similar studies and some reports of macro-RSPK observed in poltergeist cases. He reports once seeing a book "jumping off a shelf" while in a room where a female psychokinesis agent was also present.

  • Best-selling author and medical doctor Michael Crichton described what he termed a "successful experience" with psychokinesis at a "spoon bending party" in his 1988 book Travels.

  • Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, author Dean Radin has reported that he, like Michael Crichton, was able to bend the bowl of a spoon over with unexplained ease of force with witnesses present at a different informal PK experiment gathering. He described his experience in his 2006 book Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality and online (with photos).

  • Author Michael Talbot (1953–1992) described a variety of spontaneous psychokinetic events he experienced and were witnessed by family and friends in two of his books, Beyond the Quantum and The Holographic Universe.


 

Although psychokinesis is not generally acknowledged by scientists, many parapsychologists believe that well-controlled experiments have established its existence. Psychokinetic events have been witnessed by psychologists in the United States and elsewhere in the world by professionals with medical degrees, physicists, electrical engineers, military personnel, police officers, and other professionals and ordinary citizens.

Personally, I cannot fathom why someone would choose not to believe. How are some of these events explained? There is no way some of these famous examples could be a hoax. The power of the mind is amazing, if we would only open ourselves up to it and allow it to happen. We are so caught up in today's world, technology, that we aren't really living half the time! We are just going through the motions day by day. There is so much more out there. So much we haven't discovered. Scientist have said that we only use a fraction of our brains. Only a fraction. Just imagine what could be possible if we learned to master it! The power of believing in yourself. Positive thoughts. Anything is possible!
 
 
 
Sources: 29, Gertrude Schmeidler, The City College, New York, 61.
http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/p/psychokinesis_pk.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychokinesis

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Greeley, Colorado, United States


Lucid Dreaming

Another great example of the power of the mind would be Lucid Dreaming. What is Lucid Dreaming? Put simply, Lucid Dreaming is when the person dreaming can not only vividly recall their dreams, but actually control them. The person can choose to dream about whatever they want to; and while having the dream they can actually make choices "inside" their dream. It is as if you were living in your dream, you decide exactly what goes on, when to change the circumstances, and even when to wake up. Once a person learns to have lucid dreams, they are entirely conscious of the actions in the dream, and feel like they are genuinely experiencing the events that are taking place. Imagine how neat that would be if you could choose what to dream about each night. You could really have some fun with it. What would you choose to dream about? What would you do? Where would you go? What would you have? You are free to dream whatever you choose, your imagination is the only limit.

Lucid dreaming is just a one demonstration regarding the entire spectrum of celestial consciousness, and learning how to control your own dreams is just a small step on the right path. All occurrences can only be feasible with an open mind and with the belief that it is possible. The mind can do amazing things. It is time we open up to the possibilities and start really living our lives the way they were meant to be. It's the power of positive thinking. If we can only believe.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Lake, Michigan, United States


Be the Change

"Be the change you wish to see."

-Gandhi


Pretty self explanatory. We have the power to make change in our lives. We can do whatever we choose to do. Change is from within.

Many times we set a goal, and it is through our actions and our positive thinking that we can accomplish it. What can we do to help accomplish our dreams? Is there anything that we can do to help move our dreams along? If we can only reach out and feel them in our grasp then we are that much closer to making them a reality. Our dreams are possible, and they are within reach. What are your thoughts? Are you in a good mood? Are you happy and grateful for the things in your life? Those positive thoughts and attitudes are what will bring our ambitions to us. When we are in a good, positive mood then we will bring more of those feelings and ideas about.

We can make the change. If you want change in your life, be the change. Make those dreams happen. Everything is possible if we only believe.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Rocky Mountain National Forest, Colorado, United States

Appreciate Again and Again

"Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively the basic goods of life with 
awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy."

-Abraham Maslow



This is a wonderful quote that should remind us to be thankful for all of the simple pleasures in life. The basic goods Maslow says. Everything, all the small things. It is so easy for us to take for granted all of the little things that we have that not everyone else is blessed with.

There are so many things that we don't even think about that we should be thankful for regularly whenever we use them. Some ideas of this that people easily take for granted would include things like simply having shelter to live, heating and air conditioning, running water, even a toilet! There are people that do not have these luxuries that we use everyday! There are people in countries who live on way less then we could imagine. Even here in America there are people who are homeless and spend their nights on the streets. We are so lucky to have so many things that many would love to have. Other great examples would be a closet full of clothes, our shoe collections, toiletries, our movies and books.... there are so many material items that we just expect to have. And then there are other things that we should be continuously thankful for such as our health, the clean water that we drink, our food, our sight, and our hearing. The list could go on and on. There are so many reasons to be continuously thankful for. Until we are thankful for the things that we have now, we cannot appreciate more in our lives. The Universe will give us more as we become truly grateful for all that we have. It is then that we deserve to have more. Think about all the things in your life that we take so easily for granted and begin to feel appreciative. Everything that we come across in life should be looked upon with "awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy."

When we live a life of gratitude then we will be truly happy. How do you feel? How do you view life? Are you truly thankful for all the little and big things in your life? Change your perspective. Appreciate, value, and be grateful for everything. We have been given so many blessings, and there are so many more to come. Rejoice and be thankful!