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Thought Exercise to Solve a Problem

Reaping the Rewards of Sustained Morals and Values

Finishing the Task. Why you are stopped

Places to Camp that Change Your Outlook on Life

Overcoming Illness

How to Practice the Qualities of Humbleness

Re-Build your Self Esteem


2012 and Beyond - What is Going to Happen and What is Happening

What is Evil?

The power of Respect

People change when they are ready

Thought Exercise to Solve a Problem

To think through a problem, or to overcome a problem, visualize you having 2 or 3 heads next to you. By doing this you are using the consciousness field of energy to your advantage. It gives a boost to your thinking and to your way to solving the problem in the shortest amount of time possible.

Here is the exercise in more general format:

1: Think of the problem or thing you want to solve or expand on.
2 Visualize you having 2 brains instead of one. Just let yourself have 2 brains instead of one. Let this energy invade your brain.
3: Now take note of any hints or suggestions or ideas you get after the visualization. By using the ideas generated from the "2 brain meditation" you will get to your goals.

Another way is to think of your problem 10,000 times worse, than think again of your problem and let it shrink, and invite the cures or thoughts for cures into your mind as they "rush in".

Reaping the Rewards of Sustained Morals and Values

As we all have encountered in our lives, temptations occur at all times of our lives, the key is to hold onto our morals and values. When we do this, at the right times in our lives, this good energy returns to us in "waves" and when these waves return to us, we are rewarded because we adhered to our morals and values and we reap the return of not giving into negative and bad temptations. This is a true blessing in itself.

Finishing the Task. Why you are stopped

Sometimes when you are almost at the end of a project, things and distractions "pop up" and it can seem like you are slugging through mud go get the project finished.... The way to cure this is to say the following. We'll use the coming up to the end of painting a house.
"The finished results of christ (or whatever higher power you use) flow through me to complete the finishing painting this house".

Repeating "the finished results of christ", especially more so on a Friday works powerfully well because this is also the end of the week and when you repeat this phrase on at the end of the week, the energy is further amplified. You can also add onto this by repeating towards the last days of each month, especially if a Friday falls on the last day of that month. Also towards the end of a year around the last week of december the results are further amplified even further. Do this at any time you feel "disruption" coming up towards the end of a project. Always use "The finished results of christ" line to do this. You can do this on any weekday, but it is more powerfully done when it is the last day of the week. If you are not comfortable using christ, than choose the higher power that you currently work with and the results will be the same.

Places to Camp that Change Your Outlook on Life

These are places so beautiful, that when you spend time in them, they change your life forever. Just input the names below into Google images:
and you will get an idea of the beauty that awaits you.  

Trona Pinnacles, Valley Of The Gods, Cochise Stronghold West, Hells Canyon Hat Point, Lava Flow Campground, Succor Creek SNA, Bristlecone Pine Forest, Columbia Gorge Cliffs Park, Steen Mountains, Alabama Hills, Overton Reservoir, Valley Of The Gods, Windy Point Rec. Site, Tortilla Flats, Upper Lake Creek.

Overcoming Illness

Whenever you have a health related problem, even as minor as a toothache, review major decisions you made earlier, either in the last few hours or last few days. Than see if your body is telling you to re-consider your decision. Pain and disease are your body's way of keeping you guided on the right path. Go back on any decisions that you have recently made and think about doing them differently. Just listen intuitively to what your body is saying to you and follow that advice. If you are sick, heed the advice your body is telling you. Just as illness manifests in a person’s outer energy field, so do bad luck and things manifest as minor thought forms before becoming destructive in a person’s life. So even you may be able to cure yourself of almost every illness, you will still experience bad luck if you sway from the path you are meant to be on.

How to Practice the Qualities of Humbleness

Humility is based on not being centered on yourself. Imagine how someone else would react, respond or feel about some of the things you do. Abstain from being aggressive to others, yet focus more on being assertive. Humility does not mean being a doormat as some people might misunderstand it to be.

When you are humble, you are honest about yourself and your faults and strengths and do not boast or gloat your achievements or successes to others. Humility doesn't necessarily mean being selfless. If you forget yourself in matters, you could run the risk of becoming resentful and angry. Remember humility starts with remembering and considering your needs as well.

Know what your limitations are. Know that no matter how talented you are, there is almost always somebody who can do something better than you can. Even if you are the best in the world at doing one thing, there are other things--important, worthwhile things--that you cannot do, and you may never be able to do some of these things. Add to this the fact that there are a great many things that no person can do, and you can get some idea of your limitations. Recognizing your limitations does not mean abandoning your dreams, and it doesn't mean giving up on learning new things or improving your existing abilities. It does mean coming to terms with the very real limits of your abilities.

Honor and Appreciate the talents and qualities of others. Test yourself to look at others and appreciate the things they can do and, more generally, to appreciate everyone for who they are. Know that everybody is different and relish the chance you have to experience different cultures and people. You will still have your personal tastes, your likes and dislikes, but try and train yourself to separate your opinions from your fears and you will find that this will help you appreciate others more--you will easily become more humbler.

Ask for guidance and read moral texts and proverbs about humility. Pray for it, meditate on it, do whatever it takes to get your attention off yourself and your Ego. If spirituality does not interest you, than consider the scientific method. Science requires humility. It naturally makes you let go of your preconceived notions and judgments and understand that you don't know as much as you think you do.

Attend to your obligations and responsibilities in a timely and gracious manner. Prioritize what your obligations are and what they aren't.

Look for the truth in things and to be truthful to yourself and other people. See the beauty in the smallest things about your family and friends and tell them so they know you care.

Try to stop gloating or bragging about accomplishments. When someone congratulates you, say thank you in a respectful and honest way. Appreciate these accomplishments of others and avoid jealousy or envy.

Begin an inner spiritual connection to something higher than yourself, whether through the Christian tradition which preaches humility or just a spiritual life orientation. Nothing cultivates humility more powerfully than an understanding of the enormity of the universe.

Accept your own faults. Sometimes we judge others because it's a lot easier than looking at our own faults. This is completely unproductive and, in many cases, harmful. When we judge it causes strife in relationships, and it prevents new relationships from forming. It also prevents us from trying to improve ourselves.

Do not compare others to your lifestyle. Anytime a magazine or TV show puts out a "top 10" type of list it's sure to generate a lot of controversy. Why? There just is no universally accepted, objective set of criteria for the ranking for anybody. Everyone is unique. Too many people make judgments about everything from movies to other people and the lifestyle they live, when they adopt this primitive rating system. When this happens we can't help but start ranking ourselves and comparing ourselves to others.

It's just about impossible to be humble when we're striving to be the "best" or trying to be "better" than others. Instead, try describing things more objectively. Rather than saying that so and so is the best guitarist ever, say what exactly it is that you appreciate about his skills, or simply say that you like his playing style. Let go of meaningless, simplistic comparisons, and you'll be able to enjoy doing things without worrying about whether you're better or worse at them than others.

Never be afraid to make mistakes. It is okay to admit that you made a mistake. Part of being humble is understanding that you will make mistakes. Know that everyone else makes mistakes, and you will have a heavy burden lifted off of you. Why do we make mistakes? Because we don't know everything. Any one person can know only the smallest bits and pieces of the tremendous knowledge that has accumulated over the past.

Start helping others when they need it. A big part of being humble is respecting others, and part of respecting others is helping them. Treat other people as equals and help them because it is the right thing to do. It's been said that when you can help others who cannot possibly help you in return, you have learned humility.

There are many benefits to being humble. Humility can help you be more content with your life, and it can also help you endure bad times and improve your relationships with others. It's also essential to being an effective learner. If you think you know it all, you won't be open-minded enough to seek out new knowledge. Humility is also, somewhat counter-intuitively, an excellent tool for self-development in general. After all, if you feel superior, you have no incentive to improve. Most of all, being humble allows you to be honest with yourself.

Be genuine when you start exercising humbleness. Pretending to be humble isn't the same as being humble, and often people who pretend to be humble do it in order to seek out praise. Other people will recognize this, and even if you fool some, you won't derive the same benefits as you would through actually developing humility.

Re-Build your Self Esteem 

Identify and examine what areas in your life are contributing to or diminishing your self-esteem. These may be subtle or in-your-face situations that have or are contributing to low self-esteem. Also check your childhood for areas or old negative programming that you may need to clear.

Take steps to move away from or change your reaction to and/or interaction with people or situations that are taxing your self-worth. You may find that there are people or situations that undermine your happiness and self-worth. You may need to change how you interact with these people or situations or get away from them entirely.

Use affirmations or self hypnosis to change your attitude about yourself. You do have value and may need to use daily affirmations to help support your new belief system about who you are. For example you may use this affirmation daily: "I am valuable regardless of what may have happened to me as a child. The adults in my life didn't know everything and now I can choose to see my value. I can change my life and myself. I now choose a healthier view of myself and take steps to change my life to reflect my new beliefs about who I am and my value

Respond to difficult times or depressing moments by increasing your level of productive activity. When your self-esteem is being challenged, don't sit around and fall victim to "paralysis by analysis." The late Malcolm Forbes said, "Vehicles in motion use their generators to charge their own batteries. Unless you happen to be a golf cart, you can't recharge your battery when you're parked in the garage!"

Choose to see mistakes and rejections as opportunities to learn. View a failure as the conclusion of one performance, not the end of your entire career. Own up to your shortcomings, but refuse to see yourself as a failure. A failure may be something you have done and it may even be something you'll have to do again on the way to success €” but a failure is definitely not something you are.

Even if you're at a point where you're feeling very negatively about yourself, be aware that you're now ideally positioned to make rapid and dramatic improvement. A negative self-evaluation, if it's honest and insightful, takes much more courage and character than the self-delusions that underlie arrogance and conceit. 


The power of patience. At times in life, if a situation that occurs becomes out of your control, it is because 1 of two things are happening, the universe is teaching you a much needed lesson or you are being prepared for change for something better. Meaning that your vibration needs time to adjust so the new change can occur at the right moment in time. It is during this 'disruptive' period that your body is beginning to adjust to the new vibration so the good can occur. It is important to be most patient during this period so the adjustment can occur naturally so a new cycle may begin.

2012 and Beyond - What is Going to Happen and What is Happening

2012 What is going to happen. The Mayans call this the end of a cycle and the start of a new. What is happening, and we can see this right now in society, is severe self-reflection and examination of our inner selves is taking place, leading to a new awakening. People will start to be held accountable for their past actions. That is why you are starting to see the emergence of "web blogs". People are learning more about themselves via feedback from others. As these events start to "speed up", past actions that we perform will be done with more self-examination, especially as to the consequences. This will lead us to making wiser decisions, and a society more accountable for their actions will start forming. Because things will be examined more thoroughly, research will accelerate faster than at any time in recorded human history, transforming our lives for the better. This is a good thing, for it means that man will finally keep pace with technology, while at the same time, understanding himself and becoming wiser, which is the way technology should progress. Now for those that are not ready to self examine themselves, their lifestyle, their behaviors and actions, nature, karma, the universe or call it what you want will "take them out" so to speak. In other words, in this new awakening, there will be no room for those who do not choose to accept responsibility for their actions. A good guideline to follow during this "transition" is to take time aside to examine your own life carefully, use your inner strengths, skills and inner judgment and knowledge to make decisions and plan ahead for the future. Add more meaning to your affirmations and visualizations as this new energy emerges, so you can form it into your goals and desires. Those that are in the financial markets are feeling this. They know that they have not been truly self examining themselves, and thus are reaping their actions, this leads to thoughts such as "I am no longer worthy" or "I don't' deserve to have" etc. When you are not at peace with yourself, this reflects in the outer world. Especially as we approach the galactic center and "everything is coming to light", this includes thoughts, words and deeds, and will continue to have a impact on the psyche of man. This is a time of "purging" old thoughts and behavior, making way for the new. You will see an increase in earthquakes, and other destructive earth activity, also the financial institutions and the personal finances of some people will continue to be affected. Areas in the world where people have prepared themselves spiritually or are aware of the responsibility of their actions, these earth changes will not affect these areas as much.

A lot of the old power structures (the large credit companies are one example) will start to fade away as more people start putting their trust and faith in the universe to provide for themselves, rather than the old outdated power structures that provided for people will no longer be necessary as new technologies and tools for self creating what we want in our lives start emerging and will be the new support structure of this planetary "shift".

What is Evil?

Evil is a lesson to be learned. Evil should not be discarded or tried to get rid of. Resistance is futile, and fighting it only causes an expansion in its energy. When you learn the lesson that is occurring from the evil you encounter, the evil goes away and usually never comes back. So when you encounter or see evil, don't judge it, instead ask your higher power, "what lesson am I to learn here?" and learn that lesson and the evil will naturally disappear. This is one of the most powerful ways to have things you may label as evil go away permanently.

The 2nd most powerful way to remove evil or a reoccurring negative situation is to bless it, release it and than bless it again. You may have to do this 3 or 4 times, bit after doing so, it is usually permanently gone for good.

I saw this text on another site and thought I would reproduce it here. This article is all over the web and it really helps bring a sense of humility about the power of respect after you read it.

The Power of Respect

Respect and Emotional Intelligence are closely matched. By growing your Emotional Intelligence, you nurture those emotions related to respect. And by doing so, you are able to understand what respect is all about and make those emotions grow within yourself much more. Have respect for everything. Respect is emotions through time coming back to the present. The more you can have respect in the present, the future will give you more now.

Respect comes from the German word ehrfrucht, which means both fear and honor. Respect is earned, never given. And nowadays, with our rush to do everything yesterday, few have the will to take the time to be truly respected. Building up respect requires time and an appreciation of the fine details needed to achieve a perfect result. Respect is also directly related to your reputation. Build up a rep as a "stand-up guy," and respect will follow as a result. Get into any position where you can wield power (real power, not head of the janitor club power) and a certain level of respect is awarded to you, not because you deserve it but because it's part of the package of your new position. I had a police commissioner so deep in my pocket at one time that I could spit in his face and have him apologize to me for blocking the path of my saliva, but because of his "post," I refrained from committing such a rude act. I respect the institution of the American Presidency, so I respect the President because of his "position," not because he has done anything to deserve my respect.

1- Dress the part Regardless of what you've done in the past, how much money you have in your bank account, how famous you are, or how fat you've become, a man in a well-tailored suit will always get treated better than some salame off the street. I'm not talking about just any suit, I mean a well-fitted one, tailored by a man who left his village in the south of Italy to come to America with nothing but his needling skills and his shoes. This is not a time to be cheap. Get a suit that costs $200 US, and you'll look like $200. Get a suit that costs you $1,000, and you'll look like a million. And don't skimp on the shoes either; buy yourself one good pair at $400 a pop rather than four cheap pairs for $85. Anything made in Italy is automatically better than anything else -- end of story. Keep your mouth shut and stick to the truth...

Next >> 2- Keep silent I know all of yous think you're geniuses, but the truth is you aren't. You wouldn't need my advice otherwise. The world would be a toy in the palm of your hand. So, because you still have a lot to learn, you are better off just shutting your mouth and listening. Be discreet, be mysterious, and only say what's necessary. In fact, don't say anything at all unless you have to. Mistakes are usually made by people who open their traps without good reason.

The less someone knows about you, the more likely he'll choose to stay at a respectful distance. When I meet someone for the first time, I politely salute them and take about two minutes before I say anything after that. In the meantime, the clown I just met has just told me where he lives, who he is cheating on his wife with, his credit card numbers, and how many Viagra pills he has to use to get it up. If you were a little bird listening in on our conversation, who would you respect more after the two minutes have passed?

3- Don't lie If you do have to open your mouth, stick to what you know. If I had a nickel for every time some cafone I met started talking about crap he didn't know about in order to impress me or get my respect, I'd have two dozen Ferraris in my driveway. There is no faster way to lose someone's respect than by lying, especially about stupidities. If you don't know something just say, "I can't really comment." It takes a real man to admit his shortcomings. If the other party is courteous, they'll ask you what you do, and then you'll have an opportunity to talk about something that can make you look like Einstein.

4- Never smile (keep that for the mistress) Every time I see a wiseguy showing all his teeth, a picture of a crocodile always comes to my mind. When you're a man of respect, you're also a man of caution. Smiling is like letting your guard down and may make others think you're a snake or a used car salesman (like my brother-in-law, the son-of-a-bitch always has an alligator smile -- he reeks of cunning). Withhold a smile, and everyone knows that you are a serious man who's not easily impressed. Nine times out of 10, the other person will try even harder to get your approval. Who respects who in this situation? 

5- Confidence & humility I might be stating the obvious, but a man with confidence attracts people like a hooker at a prison camp. Confidence, even if it just includes having a good swagger, good posture, or good mannerisms, projects the image of someone in control, who knows what he's doing and can get the job done. A man with confidence says, "you can trust my abilities" and "respect my words." Look someone in the eye. A confident man never spots any dirt on his shoes because he's never looking down. Remember the fine line between confidence and arrogance. Confidence has to be balanced with a good dose of humility. Only a jackass likes to brag. Someone introduces you and says, "Mr. M is really smart, his organization made $10 million last year." You answer, "Even with the greatest leadership skills in the world, without a good crew made of smart soldiers, I couldn't have done anything. A man alone cannot accomplish anything." What have you done? You've acknowledged your abilities while praising others. What a stand-up guy you are. Rude guys never get anything from anyone...

6- Be polite - reciprocate respect & courtesy When you meet someone, you shouldn't smile like a donkey, but you shouldn't be impolite either. Being guarded doesn't mean you can't be courteous. Good manners imply refinement, and refinement implies class; a man with class is a man that has traits worth respecting. No one ever went to war because his enemy was too courteous or polite. Politeness doesn't mean being a wimeither. It means not being a jerk.

7- Have a good memory One of the first things I tell the young turks in my crew is to develop a good memory because it won't just save their jackasses one day, it can score them a lot of points with business associates. You look like a fool when you don't remember the name of someone you were introduced to just 30 seconds before. Remembering someone's name and something they told you proves that you are a man who pays attention to detail, and is attentive, intelligent and savvy. You don't have to repeat some drunken tirade he told you at your sister's wedding; remembering a name is sufficient, and it makes the person feel good (you get bonus points if you remember something about his kids). And what will he think? "What a stand-up guy, I like him. He even remembered my name." Just do what I said for a couple of days and you'll see the difference. Walk into a restaurant in a Canali suit, with your head up and good posture, get a table, and order your food. When you get to the wine list, ask the waiter about a French wine you're not familiar with. Don't say a word to the waiter until the end of the night, except for "thank you" whenever he brings you something. Don't show your dentures. At the end of the evening, repeat what the waiter told you about the wine, and give your own opinion if you are a connoisseur.

People change when they are ready

For people having struggles in life, end your judgment, and never strive to change others. It is God who changes others by their trials and tribulations in life, no matter how difficult they may be for some people. You are only to live the example in order to open them to the change. All is in Divine Order and as it should be. When someone comes to you, it is at the right time for their change. You comfort, lead, guide and assist the person to make this change in their life as smooth and comforting as possible.

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