Sunday, May 29, 2011

I will do my part, the rest is up to God

This whole notion and idea of "letting God take over our lives" doesn't make sense to me. I mean, didn't God give us a mind to think, and a body to use? I don't think God has all these rules and methods to get close to Him/her. I say Him/Her because God is actually a Spirit. Anyways, I think whether someone acknowledges God or not, God is there active in their lives. Ask anyone on the street if they have ever seen evidence of a God working in their lives. Most will say yes. Even those who aren't Christian or any other religion will say this. I think a life can be summed up in this word. "co-creation" We co-create our lives with God. I think we choose what we want, learn how to get there, move forward in faith, doing all we can and then God does what we can't. It's like the man in the sailboat in the middle of the ocean who decides on and sets his course. He puts up his sail and waits for the wind. His part, the course setting and putting up the sail in faith. God's part is bringing the wind. I think too many Christians are paralyzed by wrong religious beliefs they have been taught. They are stuck waiting on God to change things in their life. They passively pray, awaiting from heaven for an answer. Instead if they would study their problem and attain wisdom about it and then use it, they could then overcome many of their problems. The belief that God is in control of our lives brings us comfort emotionally but it doesn't change things. If we don't like where we are, we have to change how we think and then our actions will follow which in turn will yield us a different result. You don't need one three or five confirmations from God on something. Use your mind, you are amazing created by they very hand of God and in tune with God. When you trust the wisdom that created you, you will trust yourself to know what the best decisions are for your life. Whatever it is that you don't know how to do, you will discover.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Try this for 30 days and see if it doesn't change your life

Humans are governed by our thoughts but not just our conscious thoughts. Much of what we do, feel and think comes from our subconscious mind. The way we see our world is so greatly affected by this. Our perspective on our reality really is more important than our reality. Our deepest held beliefs, about ourselves and others affect everything we do. Our deepest ingrained habits, good or bad also affect our lives so greatly. When you decide to pick up a pencil, you consciously decide to do it, but you don't consciously decide to flex each muscle in order as you reach for it. You decide the goal consciously and your subconscious mind does the rest. Most everything we do is greatly affected by the influence that our subconscious mind has on us. If we have problems with our behavior, we simply have wrong patterns of thinking or bad habits in our subconscious mind. We continue to automaticlly act and think in negative patterns which can hold us back from what we really want. The following exercise is influenced by the book "the new, psycho cybernetics" By Maxwell Maltz It is a way to retrain your subconscious mind with conscious effort over 30 day. A way to develop a more positive outlook by reprogramming your subconscious mental habits.

Start this tomorrow morning. Read out loud to yourself and try to emotionalize each of these self affirmations by visualizing yourself doing and already having attained these new ways of thinking. You can even read them again at lunch or several times but it's important to do this at the same time everyday. It helps with forming the habit. As you do this and begin to think this new way, you will be amazed at what begins to happen in your life.

As you start your day say "I'm beginning the day in a new and better way"

Then consciously decide that throughout the day

1. I will be as cheerful as possible.

2. I will act a little more friendly toward other people.

3. I will be a little less critical and I will be more tolerant towards other people their faults, failings and mistakes. I will place the best possible interpretation on their actions.

4.In so far as possible, I'm going to act as if success were inevitable and I already am the sort of personality I want to be. I will practice acting like and feeling like this new personality.

5.I will not let my own opinion color facts in a pessimistic or negative way

6.I will practice smiling at least 3 times during the day.

7.Regardless of what happens, I will react as calmly and intelligently as possible.

8.I will ignore completely and close my mind to all those pessimistic and negative facts that I can do nothing to change.

Simple? yes, but each of these habitual ways of acting, feeling and thinking has beneficial and constructive influence on your self image. Act them out for 30 days, experience them and see if worry, guilt, hostility has not been diminished, and if confidence has not been increased.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Green smoothie, Ten minutes a day that can change your life in an amazing way

Right now as I'm writing this, I'm drinking a green smoothie with pear,strawberry,banana,red grapes,collard greens,arugula, spinach,spirulina algae powder, ground raw sunflower seeds, agave syrup. Heavy on the green leafy vegetables. I just threw it in the blender with ice. It's delish! I get about 4 glasses out of one blender full and drink them throughout my morning. It's so yummy! These super high nutrient raw plant foods are energy rich and life giving! Healing the body with phytochemicals,enzymes,vitamins, minerals and fiber to cleanse the digestive tract.

I use a coffee grinder to grind my raw pumpkin, sunflower,flax seeds. When you grind them in increases digestion of them. Good fats help increase the absorption of all the nutrients.

This all started when I went to see the "green smoothie girl" speak at Lassen's last week. She spoke about ten minutes a day that can change your life. I liked what she said and it went along with my goal for vibrant health so I decided to create the habit. This is day 4 and I'm loving the effects. I have more energy and feel great. When you eat raw plant foods a lot of great things happen. This is because the live enzymes, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals contained. When you chew greens such as collards, spinach etc much of the healing properties are released. When you blend them, it's like chewing, breaking up the cell walls and releasing the nutrients, making it easy to digest and for your body to use. My goal is 1 blender full, about 3-4 glasses. Leafy greens are the highest nutrient lowest calorie foods. Green smoothing girl did a study, giving green smoothies to people and here are some benefits of drinking a daily green smoothie. 95% of people noticed improvement in health/quality of life, 84% are so enthusiastic about it that they share it with others, 85% received more energy, 54% more positive,stable mood, 98.5% better digestion, 50% improvement in skin tone, 65% fewer cravings for sweets, 50% weight loss (average of 18.25 lbs) After hearing these results, I was like "I WANT SOME OF THAT!" I have already been eating more raw foods, this is another step in that direction. It takes 20 to 30 days to create a new habit. Our daily habits are either carrying us toward our goals for the life we want or away. I'm committed to create this habit. There is absolutely no logical reason why I shouldn't.

Update: It's day 19 and I've drank almost a blender full of green smoothie daily. I'm feeling so much better and lost a bunch of weight quickly. Because of the high nutrient foods and high fiber, I don't get hungry. Most evenings, I am eating a plate of vegetables with olive oil, fresh crushed garlic and feta, but have also had some meat and very little bread. During this time I have also stepped up my workout routine. I'm still excited about green smoothies because I know that they are energizing and healing my body.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Your words are like seeds, it is wise to plant them carefully

Your words are like seeds, it is wise to plant them carefully. Your words are seeds planted into the garden of those around you. If you don't like the harvest you are receiving and want something different, you must change the seed you are sowing. Your words come from your thoughts, so I have to ask you a question. What have you been thinking about others? Are you judging them in your thoughts? Do you think of them as lower in some way than yourself? Do you view them from the side of their strengths or from the side of their weaknesses? How you think about others will determine your attitude towards them and your words will follow your attitude. Your attitude toward them determines their attitude towards you. If you are thinking positive things about others and looking for the good in them, your words will reflect this. When you honor, value and respect others through your words, you will be amazed at the harvest of honor,value and respect you will receive back from them. People's actions and attitude toward you usually are just a mirror of what you are giving them. Your seeds are harvesting right before you everyday as you speak to them. We have a tendency to think that it's always the other persons issues that cause problems in a relationship and that we have no part in the cause. In fact we do. With our words we can build, heal, help, bring hope to, motivate, strengthen,encourage,bring peace to and inspire people. With our words we can also destroy, anger, tear down, discourage,bring fear to, hurt and impede someone's progress. When others feel good and strong in our presence, they will feel better and do better. They will also be more inclined to help us get what we want. We will actually reap this harvest as they do well. As they do well, we will do better. Next time you don't like the harvest you are getting from a relationship, carefully consider your words. What are you planting into their garden?

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

reprogamming your mental computer for success

In regards to success, it's not as much about what one's limitations are as it is about one's deepest core beliefs about oneself. We always act in accordance to our deepest held beliefs about ourselves. If you want to achieve a goal like losing weight or quitting smoking, find the root beliefs that are holding you back then make a determined effort to change them. You do this by choosing to believe the reverse, then reprogramming your subconscious mind through new vividly imagined pictures of your desired belief. You can say affirmations aloud daily as you visualize your new beliefs to help this process. It's not about trying to believe something that you are not, that would make you a fake. It's about seeing your true potential clearly and flushing out your erroneous limiting beliefs about yourself that you have been holding on to and have been holding you back. Then choosing to believe the new positive beliefs about yourself. Change the beliefs and your behavior will follow.

An example of a limiting belief could be as simple as "I'm messy" or "I'm not as capable as others". Even something like "I can't reach my goals because of a limitation or lack of resources" It's true that we do have real limitations but it is also true that more often than not, most people operate far below their true potential and their real limitations pale in comparison to their true potential. We sometimes see ourselves as less capable in some way or another but many times, this is because we have compared ourselves with others. Don't do this. You are not competing with others but only with yourself. When someone compares themselves to others, they will always find someone more capable in some area than they are, but they can also find someone less capable. When you compare yourself with others, your feelings about yourself can fluctuate as your focus changes. It's not about comparing yourself to or competing with others, it's about seeing yourself in the positive light of "the miracle" of which you truly are. As it has been seen proven over and over, human potential is far greater then many have believed or perceived. Many have been astounded as great accomplishments have been made by many people and former perceived limitations been overcome.