Your Natural Power of Imagination Is The Basic Creative Energy Of The Universe

Your Natural Power Of Imagination Is The Basic Creative Energy Of The Universe.

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. Today, we are going to talk about creative visualization, that is, the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life. There is nothing new, strange, or unusual about creative visualization. You are already using it every day.

Which Movie About Life Are You Watching?

Which Movie Are You Watching?

Sitting on an airplane in flight, I was listening to an inspiring audio seminar on my iPod. Then the in-flight movie came on. Since I was in a bulkhead seat and the projection screen was just a few feet from me at eye level, it was almost impossible not to watch the movie. So I kept listening to the audio seminar with my ears and my mind, while the movie paraded before my eyes.

 

How To Stay Calm In An Emergency or Under Stress: A Primer

How To Stay Calm In An Emergency or Under Stress: A Primer
The singular and most important idea that will help us stay calm in an emergency — or at any other time — is that we have a choice. It often doesn’t feel like we have a choice. Something happens, we get rear-ended on the highway, and we are quick to anger.

All The World's A Stage and You Get To Choose Your Part

All The World's A Stage and You Get To Choose Your Part

If, as Shakespeare so aptly pointed out, all the world’s a stage and each of us are merely players, playing our parts until we fade away into oblivion, the question inevitably becomes “Who is choreographing your life?”

There Are No Limits: Separation Is An Illusion

There Are No Limits: Separation Is An Illusion

In Nature, there is no separation. Everything is connected, and if it is a cooperative and connected universe, then that means that we are each an inextricable part of that interdependence. This leads us to the second principle of Huna: There are no limits...

Rediscovery – Seeing with Our Hearts

Rediscovery – Seeing with Our Hearts

In acting as a conduit for the universe’s love, human creation ultimately creates love. As author Maxine Greene puts it, “Imagination is what, above all, makes empathy possible. It is what enables us to cross the empty spaces between ourselves and those . . . we have called ‘other’ over the years.”

Three Steps for Re-Visioning Our Planetary Stories

Three Steps for Re-Visioning Our Planetary Stories

In my teaching, I develop and work with a variety of Earth-connected spiritual practices. I have developed three progressive phases of practices that effectively grow Earth-connected sensitivities. The combination of the steps consistently creates a shift in perspective, which produces experiences of healing and rebalancing within the web of life.

The Dilemma of The Freedom to Choose

The Dilemma of The Freedom to Choose

Across the globe, the freedom to choose what will define our lives is vastly different. We who have many options open to us often suffer from stress, because this freedom brings with it a responsibility of being a good judge of what fits us best.

Are You Being Sabotaged By Self-Doubt?

About Self-Doubt: Whether You Think You Can or Think You Can't...

Self-doubters tend to dismiss compliments and embrace criticisms. They focus — even highlight — their weaknesses, ensuring that others see their shortcomings as clearly as they do. Eleanor Roosevelt's clever one-liner "No one can make you feel inadequate without your permission" says it all.

How Can I Experience Things That Aren't Real?

How Can I Experience Things That Aren't Real?

When I see red, it’s the most religious experience. Seeing red just results from photons of a certain frequency hitting the retina of my eye, which cascades electrical and biochemical pulses through my brain, in the same way a PC runs.

Dare To Be True To Yourself: Heed the Call and Dare to Live

Freedom of Being: Heed the Call and Dare to Live

Viktor E. Frankl, in his book, Man's Search for Meaning, recounts his experiences in a concentration camp during World War II. He maintains that though he remained a prisoner, his inner self would always be free. He always had the freedom to think whatever he wanted to think; a freedom no one could take from him.

Question Reality: Whose REALITY Is It Anyway?

Whose REALITY Is It Anyway?

"The weekend is over and tomorrow it's back to reality!" "You've lost touch with reality!" What exactly is reality and whose reality are we talking about? I saw a bumper sticker not too long ago that said "Question reality". I agree. I think reality should be questioned and challenged and maybe even done away with...

I Am More Than My Body: Stepping Out of The “Real World” Illusion

I Am More Than My Body: Stepping Out of The “Real World” Illusion

Pinch yourself, for instance, and your body seems solid. Your senses insist this is the case. It seems to be an essential, irrevocable truth. But the plain facts of science, regardless of what normally seems so patently obvious, prove that your senses are deceiving you.

The Power of Meaning: It Determines Our Reality

The Power of Meaning: It Determines Our Reality

The meaning we give to something determines our reality and life experience. If you see a grizzly bear coming towards you, then the meaning, or interpretation, in that moment will be one of danger, fear and survival. If you see a kitten...

Birthing a Planetary Reset

Birthing a Planetary Reset

When the pandemic began, I wondered “What good could possibly come of this?” Now some answers are obvious. For one, we are present with our families at a new depth.

Are You Headed in the Right Direction?

Headed in the Right Direction?

Painful experiences are steppingstones to right direction. Rather than considering them curses or crosses to bear, regard them as wake-up calls or course corrections. While you may have gone through a difficult...

The Web of Light: The Field of Sacred Energy and The Power of Thought

The Web of Light: The Field of Sacred Energy and The Power of Thought
We can compare this web of light that permeates the universe to a spider’s web. When a fly becomes entangled in the spider’s web, it sends a vibration along the strands of the web. Similarly, what we think and feel sends along the strands of the web of light vibrational frequencies that can affect people, countries and world situations.

Striving for the Impossible: The Way To Achieve Your Goal

Striving for the Impossible: The Secrets of High-Performance Leadership
There is no “solution” to this problem. The only way to achieve the goal we are all leveraged toward achieving is to do something nobody has ever done before. Right there, in the middle of the raging ocean, Latitude 35 will have to do the impossible.

Would You Rather Have A Fish Or Know How To Fish?

Would You Rather Have A Fish Or Know How To Fish?

Imagine the following. You are living a life with enough money and health and time so as to allow an hour or two of careless relaxation, sitting on the sofa at the end of the day in front of a large television, half-heartedly watching a documentary about solar energy with a glass of wine and scrolling through your phone.

Whenever You’re Ready: Your Mindset Shall Set You Free

Whenever You’re Ready: Your Mindset Shall Set You Free
We have been taught that external conditions determine our state of mind; favorable conditions make us well and happy, and unfavorable conditions damage or depress us. Yet it is the other way around: It is our thoughts that create or attract conditions, and our internal choices that make us happy or not.

Learning How To Handle Stress: It's Time to Make Some Changes

Adding Stress to Your Life?
A certain amount of stress occurs in everyone's life. We are all here to grow, and because we are all growing, we will experience stress. We all have challenges. Challenges will differ depending on who and where we are on our path.

The Power of Attention and Intention: Bringing The Subconscious Mind On Board

The Power of Attention and Intention: Bringing The Subconscious Mind On Board
Our subconscious mind can interfere with our best intentions, preventing a full coherent resonance with our intent. To have a clear intention in the conscious mind and heart is wonderful, but we must stop the subconscious mind from emitting its own limiting broadcast and having a hand in creating an unwanted reality.

Learning to Lead In Love

Learn to Lead In Love
I have been thinking a lot about beauty lately… about how, alongside all of the difficulty, suffering, and tragedy in our world, there is an ever-present flow of beauty, joy, grace, and love all around us… and within us.

Get Out Your Mental Eraser and Change Any Limiting Core Beliefs

Get Out Your Mental Eraser and Change Any Limiting Core Beliefs
We were born into belief systems which have been reinforced by our culture, and now accepted as reality. These beliefs are perceptions of how life works. At first glance many perceptions appear to be true -- we can even quote statistics to support them -- but upon closer examination...

Looking and Seeing: Dissolving Divisions and Boundaries

Looking and Seeing: Dissolving Divisions and Boundaries
A lifetime of making and studying art has taught me that there is a world of difference between looking and seeing. Assuming that we are not visually impaired, we like to think that we see what we look at. In reality we see mostly what we think is there. Our own mind plays tricks on us.

A Profound Truth: Be Conscious of What You Ask For

A Profound Truth: Be Conscious of What You Ask For
You can pray for something specific and get it. Or you can pray for a quality of life, and get that. Praying for specifics is risky, for you are dictating a form. Praying for essence guarantees reward, for you are seeking an energy. Emerson noted that a wise man in a storm prays not for the end of the storm, but for the end of fear.

Knowing Who You Are: Breaking Loose From The Chains Of Illusion

Breaking Loose From The Chains Of Illusion
As things happened, various rules and regulations began to rise along with various laws. You accumulated a long array of very specific things to juggle in order to be 'good enough', certain kinds of food, certain kinds of behavior, thoughts, actions, emotions, and on and on.

Something Is Happening: What If It's All About Love?

Something Is Happening: What If It's All About Love?
Everywhere, around the world, in every culture, individuals are responding to an awakening impulse that is resonating throughout the universe and impacting our consciousness in every moment, waking and sleeping. The old human story of disconnection is evolving, ever more rapidly, into a new experience of kinship that feels thoroughly familiar.

Clear Intention + Blessing = Pure Spiritual Dynamite

clear intention + blessing = pure spiritual dynamite
We all use intention all day long and couldn’t exist without constantly forming intentions. But between “I plan to go to see this movie tonight” and Gandhi’s intention to free his country from colonial rule using the power of non-violence, there is a slight difference!

A New Paradigm Shift Is Underway Today in Physics and Consciousness

10 27 a new paradigm shift is underway today
There is a widely discussed “paradigm shift” underway today. It brings a two-fold revolution—actually parallel strands of a ­radical “evolution.” First and most basically, an evolution in our understanding of the fundamental nature of the world.

Taking Responsibility for Yourself: Love As A Conscious Choice Motivated from Within

Taking Responsibility for Yourself: Love As A Conscious Choice Motivated from Within
If you have accepted the idea that you are totally responsible for everything that happens in your life, and also for everything that happens in your body, and therefore for everything that happens in your consciousness, you must also have accepted the idea that no one else is responsible for you, or for the things that have happened in your life.

“Shoulds” Get In The Way Of Free Will

“Shoulds” Get In The Way Of Free Will
I can see where my ancient bruises have taught me survival. I learned so much more than resilience and strength. Being battered by life events offered me opportunities to find a state of surrender that opened my ultimate will not just for having well-being but also for learning it.

Resolving the Sorrow, Suffering and Trauma by Stepping into Love

Resolving the Sorrow, Suffering and Trauma by Stepping into Love
We are aware of so much suffering in the world: wars, terrorists, mass shootings, displaced refugees, American police killing innocents, and people being hurt or killed in so many ways. You may have suffered trauma yourself. It is healing to have a way to work internally with this sorrow in concert with the ways we are called on to work in the world.

Changing The Gender Stereotypes In Music

Changing The Gender Stereotypes In Music
In 2019, surely we are past the days in music class where boys are shunted to drums and trombone while girls are pushed toward flute and choir? Not necessarily so.

Create A New Story for Yourself: Become The Hero of Your Own Life

Being Willing To Create A New Story for Yourself
Feeling ourselves a victim is never a good choice to make when confronted with difficult circumstances. Self-pity, complaining, and pessimism do not serve us well, but take us in a downward spiral increasing our unhappiness and making the situation worse. It’s far better to choose to be hopeful that we can get through this...

Where To Start Reclaiming Our Birthright? Viewing Life As A Vision Quest

Where To Start Reclaiming Our Birthright: Viewing Life As A Vision Quest
If any nationality is followed to its roots, there will be an Earth-based society with its own form of shamanic healing. Shamanism is a spiritual-healing practice (not to be confused with religion) at the foundation of all indigenous, Earth-based, societies. In short, shamanism mends where the laws of nature have been broken. The spiritual illness of “soul loss” is a universal shamanic concept.

The Four Starting Points to a Healed Life

Four Starting Points to a Healed Life
There comes a point when you must decide if you want a life that is fear-driven or one founded on love and hope. Establishing this premise is tantamount to bringing your healing to the next level. Remember, each gain will be incremental. You'll catch the negative voices faster; you'll dismiss them more quickly...

Entertaining Infinite Possibility for a Brighter Future

Entertaining Infinite Possibility for a Brighter Future
Ever since I can remember, I’ve believed that magic is real. Even as an adult, after completing school and becoming steeped in “reality”—as defined by the mundane world—my supernatural sense of the “extraordinary” has amplified rather than diminished. This sense of the magical has to do with an intuitive feeling that all of creation is alive—that there is an indwelling of consciousness existing in everything we see around us. Perhaps even more substantial, however...

Separation Is An Illusion: We’re All in This Together

Separation Is An Illusion: We’re All in This Together
Our brain creates a perceptual illusion of separation, which we tend to believe most of the time. We see ourselves as separate individuals, and we carve up reality into dualities: this and that, self and other, us and them. This misperception feeds a sense of disconnection. We can look out across a sea of people in a busy city street or at a party and feel alone, isolated, as if we existed separately from others and even from life.

Are You Waiting for Someone or Something?

Are You Waiting for Someone or Something?
The pattern I have seen repeated both in myself and in others around me is the sleeping beauty/frog prince complex. It consists of waiting for something or someone to deliver us from whatever situation we have gotten ourselves into.

Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome: The Witch Doctor’s Secret

Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome: The Witch Doctor’s SecretThe dynamic behind Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome illustrates what A Course in Miracles describes as “magic,” the belief that material things outside of us can hurt us or heal us. The Course takes a firm stand that our pain and healing are more a function of our thoughts than physical causes.

The Power of Women: Healing The World With Feminine Energy

The Power of Women: Healing The World With Feminine Energy
The world will come into balance through the leadership of women. It will come back into balance the more the feminine energies are allowed to be, with­out censorship or limitation. This will also occur as men come to fully understand the divine feminine and reclaim this power for themselves.

The Fascinating Process of Changing Core Beliefs

The Fascinating Process of Changing Core BeliefsWe know the universe is vast, beyond our abilities to conceive. We can see how abundant nature is. Yet many of us believe that resources are scarce, and there isn't enough to go around. This belief, like all others, is not true in itself, but becomes...

Finally... Being Free from the Fear-Based Ego

And Finally... Being Free from the Fear-based EgoI know what it’s like to live my life on that runaway train. One day I’m nervous about a deadline. Then I meet the deadline, everyone’s happy with my work, and I’m immediately anxious about money . . . or a conversation I need to have . . . or a hundred other things that are waiting in the wings to keep me in a constant state of anxiety.

Mending The World: Coming Together To Overcome The Darkness

Mending The World: Coming Together To Overcome The DarknessThe future, with all its upheavals, may seem cha­otic and threatening, but it is also in our hands. We create the future—each one of us—in how we live our lives and with the choices we make. With hope and inspiration as a catalyst, we can act to help mend, restore, and transform our world.

Reframing Where We Have Been: Ultimate Truth or Ever-Evolving Truth?

Wheels Within Wheels: Ultimate Truth or Ever-Evolving Truth?We stand at the precipice of a remarkable adventure—the adventure of human evolution. We may have been here before but never in recorded history and never exactly like this. By simply being alive during these potent times, we have become the chosen ones to steward an entirely new way of being.

Is This The Way It’s Supposed To Be?

Is This The Way It’s Supposed To Be?What’s wrong with reality? A friend is disappointed in love. He tells me, “It didn’t turn out like the picture in my head.” The power lines alongside the tree-dotted highway slide against the sky like an empty bar of sheet music. “Love,” he says, “isn’t what I thought it was.”

An Easy Way To Change How You Feel

An Easy Way To Change How You Feel

Smiling really can make you feel happier, report researchers. The paper looked at nearly 50 years of data testing whether posing facial expressions can lead people to feel the emotions related to those expressions.

Become A Master Reframer – Seeing Negative Stuff Differently

Become A Master Reframer – Seeing Negative Stuff DifferentlyYou can turn negative situations on their head. This isn’t to say that bad or negative things don’t happen; rather that, if it does, you can look at what you can do about it by viewing things differently and looking for alternative meanings.

What Your Attention Is Upon, You Become

What Your Attention Is Upon, You BecomeWhen our three children were living with us, we had a family dinner each night. As we were eating, we always asked, “Tell us something good that happened to you today.” We all took turns telling something good that had happened. We wanted our children to focus first on the good in life.

How the World Works—Three Basic Energy Principles

How the World Works—Three Basic Energy PrinciplesEverything is energy. Energy in its pure form is neutral. It’s not good or bad, right or wrong, positive or negative. What gives energy a particular quality is how we engage with it and how we use it.

Do Not Give Up What You Want Most for What You Want Right Now

Do Not Give Up What You Want Most for What You Want Right NowThe most powerful influence on the human mind is our core beliefs about our identity, who we think we are. If you have a core belief that you are lazy or that the world is out to get you, no matter how much you try to be more productive or to feel safer in this world, you will sabotage your efforts to align with your core belief.

The Power of One: You Are Me and I Am You

The Power of One: You Are Me and I Am You
One of the more amazing and beautiful aspects of the internet is that it is becoming the most powerful tool ever to spread ideas instantaneously worldwide, including a growing sense of one world consciousness and our oneness with all life. Little by little, it is assisting us go beyond the old, tired dualistic vision of the world and to spread ever more widely and rapidly the non-dualist consciousness...

A Mind-Boggling Discovery: The Mystics Were Right

A Mind-Boggling Discovery: The Mystics Were Right
We live in exciting times because Science—more specifically quantum physics—is proving what the Mystics and Metaphysicians throughout history have long proclaimed. We are bundles of information and energy, living in a swirling sea of infinite energy. We are in truth, Creatures of Light, as the Mystics long have described us.

Creative Visualization: Taking Responsibility For Ourselves In Life

visual response abilityWe must take responsibility for ourselves in life. It is unfair to throw blame for what happens to us onto our parents, our spouse or life's circumstances. Whether or not we believe that creative visualization will work for us, the fact is, we are already using it.

How To Have A Perfect New Year

How To Have A Perfect New YearI wish you, and all of us, a perfect new year. Yes, perfect! Perhaps this definition of perfection will help clarify my wish for you: "Perfection, in God's eyes, is being incapable of choosing deeds that are not based solely in love..."

Are You Ready to Surrender in Every Moment?

Are You Ready to Surrender in Every Moment?One of the most potent teachings is "non-attachment". No matter which way we turn in life these days, we are being asked to let go of what we know, to be able to step into the vast unknown. Surrender and non-attachment work hand in hand. To live in non-attachment is to surrender in every moment; to "let go and let God".

Are Your Thoughts Driving You Crazy?

Are Your Thoughts Driving You Crazy?Sometimes your thoughts can drive you crazy, blocking clear thinking and impeding response flexibility. Sometimes your thoughts trigger further thoughts, evaluations, judgments, and condemnations that reduce your resilience. These thought patterns are ways of filtering reality that can be counterproductive.

How Imagination Can Help Overcome Fear And Anxiety

How Imagination Can Help Overcome Fear And AnxietyAlmost everyone has something they fear – maybe it’s spiders, enclosed spaces, or heights. When we encounter these “threats,” our hearts might begin to race, or our hands may become sweaty.

The Mechanic Of Thoughts: Like Attracts Like

The Mechanic Of Thoughts: Like Attracts LikeThoughts don't exist just between our ears with total privacy. They are quite public. Our thoughts exist as tiny packets of energy called thought forms. Thought forms are real. And, they exist to carry out the intent of the thinker.

Shifting Out of the Age of Fear into the Aquarian Age, The Age of Love

Shifting Out of the Age of Fear into the Aquarian Age, The Age of LoveMemories and responses to living are passed through your genes from one generation to another. Limited thinking, encouraged and taught to your ancestors, is imprinted in the cells of your body. Everything you deal with in daily living is recorded and stored in your physical body, and just because you do not consciously remember your experiences does not mean the cells of your body forget.

Using Your Light to Hold the Darkness at Bay

Using Your Light to Hold the Darkness at Bay
As Bear sang his song the darkness began to shrink down into nothing and very soon it was gone as quickly as it arrived. Creator stood in front of Bear and said, “I am happy you have found the answer to the darkness. I have always been with you. My energy flows through the top of your head down to your heart and meets the Earth’s energy fusing together to create light. This light, combined with your voice, is like a tapestry woven together as a protection from all evil.”

Focusing on the Good in People: The Power of Praise and Blessing

Focusing on the Good in People: The Power of Praise and BlessingIn every interaction with other people, we are always making choices consciously or unconsciously as to what we dwell upon. We can make a conscious choice to focus on the positive in people or situations, no matter what. In other words, we can choose to concentrate on the exciting potential of the moment and of the people involved.

Is Believing Without Evidence Morally Wrong?

Is Believing Without Evidence Morally Wrong?You have probably never heard of William Kingdon Clifford. He is not in the pantheon of great philosophers – perhaps because his life was cut short at the age of 33 – but I cannot think of anyone whose ideas are more relevant for our interconnected, AI-driven, digital age.

What Are The Chances? Right Place, Right Time, Right Purpose

What Are The Chances? Right Place, Right Time, Right Purpose
Do you believe that the universe operates at random, or is there a higher intelligence that orchestrates encounters, events, and a stream of destiny? After observing many uncanny synchronicities, I have a firm belief that, despite appearances of haphazardness, a brilliant and loving hand guides us to our right place at the right time for the right purpose.

God Is Not Coming: It Is Human Beings Who Decide The Fate Of Humanity

God Is Not Coming: It Is Human Beings Who Decide The Fate Of Humanity
Heaven and hell both exist on this planet today. This day. There is not some day in the future where our free agency to make any choices that we want will be locked down. Where there will be a judgment made, and some eternal status assigned to us. We will not be “assigned” a heaven or hell experience. It is us, the human beings, who decide the fate of humanity.

Are You Ignoring Your Inner Wound Via Cynicism Or Spiritual Bypass?

Are We Ignoring Our Inner Wound Via Cynicism Or Spiritual Bypass?
I am not some enlightened being trying to guide you on a journey he has already completed. That is an old model, partaking of a kind of spiritual hierarchy based on a linear conception of the evolution of consciousness. In the present transition, each of us is pioneering a unique part of the territory of Reunion. In keeping with that, I must offer you my doubt and conflict along with my insight.

How To Stop Fearing Life and Live Beyond Fear

How To Live Beyond Fear
One day, as I was answering a question on the subject of death, the following words came to me: "You are not afraid of death, you are afraid of life." Thinking over that response, I realized how true it was. Our fear of death is all the greater when we have not dared to live.

Creating 'Newmories' from Painful or Traumatic Memories

Creating 'Newmories' from Painful or Traumatic Memories
All of us have traumatic memories. Over the years we may become aware how they are affecting our lives in negative ways. Here’s a technique you can use on yourself to change your personal history by consciously healing memories with new thinking and imagination...

Are Your Beliefs Working For You or Against You?

Are Your Beliefs Working For You or Against You?
What are beliefs really? Beliefs are opinions, assumptions, prejudices, judgments, ideas, and attitudes through which everything you experience in life is filtered. They are the lenses through which we see the world.

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