It is an amazing feeling for most of us when you hold such a young, innocent, and impressionable child that you love unconditionally! Our first instinct for such a child is to protect him/her from any harm that may impede their natural progress of living with our life if necessary.
Why is that? Why would we fight til the end in order to protect a child? The best way that I can explain why we would, is because we have a natural tendency to protect a defenseless being. We have a natural need to preserve their genuineness about being human! We have a strong sense of hope that we can be a part of helping a child grow into a productive, respectful, and fearless human to pursue all their dreams!
When do we stop feeling the same thoughts about a child-at 3, 7, 15 and even 18? Or do we? I'm grateful that I believe that humanity is respectful and tolerant enough to continue to have the same faith for our fellow humans and applaud them for exercising a srong need to advocate and support those who want to live an authentic life!
Have you lived a real life? A life that makes you feel fulfilled?
If you look in the mirror and the reflection is not the person you love and are truly proud of- That is your first indicator that there is something about yourself that you don't agree with.
30 days plus of powerful mindful energizing declarations can help you like and appreciate the person staring back at you in the mirror! You might even want to protect your life with your own life because you are worth it, jus like that innocent young child and you have always been worth it!
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"
Regardless of where you stand on your religious beliefs, it is humbling and inspiring to know that many people acknowledge the Resurrection of God's only son. Symbolically, God gave his only son as the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have eternal life.
Of course, there are certain criteria that you must meet- but they aren't as difficult as one may think to earn eternity. Accept Jesus as your savior in a symbolic born again acknowledgement before him, learn the ways of his words as granted to him by God, and then apply them in your daily life!
The fact remains that most people do seek out this belief in times of crisis or on their death bed. Many are allowed to have a heavenly encounter through a Near Death Experience and are given a glimpse of pure eternal love.
Others like myself, are even given an opportunity to re-conciliate with the Divine Source to finally live from a place of pure gratitude, peace, and love!
If you are a human on this planet- you too will be faced with making sacrifices- a word which really means (give of yourself). And if it's true that real living is giving, then a bit of sacrifice is well worth it!
There is real power in living a life of service- in essence, you are really serving yourself! It gives you meaning and it symbolically can resurrect you from a life of self doubt and pity! Allow the spirit to engulf you- it is a small sacrifice for a huge reward- maybe even eternity!
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"
Science has reported that people who have a sense of daily gratitude have better health, wealth, and success.
These terms are very broad, but if we break them down a bit, we can see why they have a valid point of view.
When someone is said to see the appreciation and gratitude in the things they have instead of focusing on what they don't have- they stimulate their neuro plasticity of their brain and actually change the energy that affects every aspect of it in a very positive way.
According to the scientists- they believe that this energy can reconnect synapses that make you feel sharper and more aware.
Having a sense of gratitude in the following areas can also have very positive outcomes-especially happy ones! Yes- grateful people are said to live happier lives.
Health- it becomes much funner and easier to pursue a healthy life style. Who wouldn't be happier having great health both physical and mental?
Relationships- being grateful for having great friendships and family can highly improve the value and worth for those relationships. It creates a much happier environment for everyone.
Wealth- the universe knows that you appreciate life and will grant you with more which you focus on. If it is more love and contribution, then you will find a method and or place in the world to contribute! True happiness stems from knowing that we are making a difference in the world!
Feel yourself being thankful for everything you have- it is not merely enough that you say it, but that you truly feel it and emote it! Make it a practice to exercise your gratitude when you wake up, during the day, and when you finally lay down to sleep! Recognize what you were grateful for and put a big smile on your face!
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower in your life!"
Many people equate being wealthy with acquiring a massive amount of money and material riches. Although having an abundance of money and beautiful things is part of being or having a wealth mindset, real wealth includes so much more and are usually things that are free.
What is being rich if you don't have the wealth of good or even great health? Having vitality and the energy to enjoy life is essential to every aspect of having a wonderful life. As you know, there are many rich people who had a ton of money, but did not use it to work on their mental or physical health in order for them to appreciate what they had and spent it recklessly. Ultimately and tragically, it cost them their lives. Having great health and an attitude of gratitude will enrich you with with an ongoing life style of never ending energy- priceless!
What is being rich if you don't have sound and meaningful relationships with your friends and family. Being able to acquire great friends, those that would literally die for you is priceless. Same is true with valuing what you have as a family unit. Families that recognize the value they bring to each other are wealthy beyond belief- for they will never be alone and always have a sense of acceptance and support-priceless!
What is being rich if you don't have a sense of purpose and contribution. I've read and seen documentaries where people who had inherited or won the lottery had lost their riches in a couple of years or even months. We can easily think, "If that were me, I would have done this or that with the money.". Jim Rohn once said, "You had better become a millionaire in your mind first in order to be able to handle a million dollars." Knowing that you have a purpose for amassing such great riches will propell you to always have abundance because you are always giving back to a cause that you truly believe in. The contribution you are making is the life force behind the wealth, therefore making it much more pleasurable and exciting to create more of it- priceless!
As stated earlier, real Wealth is much more than just having a massive amount of money. Because you are creating everything in your life about yourself from the thoughts that you constantly think, you too can create the wealth you are seeking.
1. Believe that you have the ability to create wealth through the awesome power of your mind!
2. Ask for it- ask for the amount of what it is your seeking that you would like to have.
3. Know that you are worthy and deserving of receiving it. Don't force it, just have faith that it is already here and it will come!
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"
It is said that thoughts are things, things have gravity, and gravity attracts. Gravity, according to Newton, is energy. If gravity is energy, then our thoughts attract things to you.
You've heard, "Be careful what you wish for!" Well, there is a ton of science and evidence behind that. It is said that if you voluntarily focus your thoughts and put a ton of emotion while thinking on what you really want, the universe starts to work to attract the thing you are attracting to yourself! Its a mouthful, but what it all means is that we all have the power to purposely creat the reality we all want by doing what we just stated. Focus on the thing you want with a lot of emotion- good emotion and visualize it being here already and the energy that exists in this world welcomes the challenge. It almost instantly knows that you are seeking the item(s) that you want and then it starts to align those things or people that will help you get it. The ideas will flow into your head, you will meet the right people that will help you attain what you are seeking.
Note: Your mind has a dual component, a two part format- conscious and subconscious. Remember that the conscious is constantly scanning and observing and the subconscious is regulating your actions. So you have to be mindful on what you are focusing on because once its accepted by your subconscious mind, it will keep you constant with that pattern of behavior. Example: When you get a bill, and you curse and moan about the bill, your mind will accept that you want more bills and will bring that to you. If instead when you receive the bill and you react to it from a place of gratitude, your mind will automatically start to bring you more abundance to pay for the bill because you have given it a sense that you deserve to be able to live a life of prosperity and abundance! THOUGHT CREATE REALITY!!!
The key word here is seeking- you must be absolute clear and specific about what you want- and you must start to act as if you already have it, act like the milliionaire that you are, model that you are, singer that you are, great mom that you are, and or driving the car of your dreams. Once you have identified exactly what your goal or purpose is, go take a look at successful people that are doing the thing that you want to achieve, take a tour of the type of house you want to own, check out vacation destinations that you want to go on, and check out lots of videos on other ways to create more energy that will help you stay focused. There is a ton of help out there-free help at that! Yes, your thoughts create your reality- even if you say that they don't, then you have created that reality!
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life
What a question you might say- But to some degree, we all stop and wonder why we sometimes don't take action when we know its the right thing or more importantly, the necessary thing to do. Why is this? Some of us may rationalize and say, "Well, I guess that I'm not ready or it's just not my time." Others may say, "I don't have the necessary skills to pursue anything like that." And so on and on, when we all know that although they are valid excuses, if we look a little bit deeper inside our souls, we might find that four letter word lurking in every corner you look into. Yes, FEAR creeps up and shows its ugly face once again to stop you cold in your trail.
How did we get FEAR into our mental systems and why does it have such a strong grip on our lives? Why does it stay in our mind and creates the very things we don't want? Lots of repetitive encounters with situations and people of influence helped give birth to the fear based emotional responses that you adopted, embraced, and nourished. They became reality for you out of someone else's beliefs for you. Wild how that happens...but the mind is so powerful that way!
As simple as we can explain, FEAR is an emotional learned response based on the beliefs that you hold to be true whether real or perceived in your mind. If you have given enough power to something that you believe strongly about, like "spiders are dangerous and they might hurt or even kill me", then you will avoid them like a plague from a place of deep seated FEAR. The same is true about anything you can think of. Like public speaking, parenting, pursuing a career, selling a product, etc., etc. The learned and accepted beliefs that you hold tightly based on fear, will always keep you from stepping forward and meeting fear head on. Can anyone overcome FEAR? Absolutely-many have and are enjoying their lives to the fullest just like you can if you are willing to confront your own FEARS.
How do we combat FEAR?
1. Acknowledge your fear. Embrace it.
2. Ask where that fear originated and truly understand it's power and control over you.
3. Ask if the fear is working for your best interest.
4. Substitute a new belief and implement it for over 90 days.
5. Find a support person that will help you through the process.
6. If you fail once, twice, or more, don't give up- you will be successful.
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"
Visualization Meditation - Be seated, lying down or leaning up comfortably against something. Outside in nature or by trees is the suggested practice. Close your eyes and just take a slow deep breath. Take one more and really feel this one and enjoy it. Do it one more time and really try to take this one in and enjoy how good and refreshing it feels to breathe. Now just breathe slowly and really try to relax, but not so much you want to fall asleep. Just try and enjoy how good it feels to breathe taking in every soothing breath. Smile if you have to, or even chuckle, but don’t lose control or focus. Stay focused on breathing and enjoying it-a lot.
Now start thinking about the last thing that made you laugh, smile, or make you feel good. Think about it until it feels like it’s happening to you again. Live that experience again-try to even to put a twist on it by doing something else than you had done before. Something that if you had done would’ve made you feel even better than you did the first time you did it. Feel what it smells like. Feel what it sounds like. Hear what the sounds are around you and where they are coming from. Feel the air on your skin. Feel it on your face and your arms, even in your hair. Walk around and look at the people around you. Try to control what you say and do as you walk by them. You are in control. Smile as you walk around and notice how great everything feels. Walk confidently and feel the ground on your feet. Etc-This is just one example. There will be more to come.
With that said, "Put a little Maxpower into your life!"
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Legal representation exists for a reason! "Of course it does," you may say- but sometimes many don't know exactly how it's helpful and when it's highly necessary. We want to shine some light on some instances where it is essential and critical in order to preserve your sanity. There are people who don't know when to stop and who will not stop no matter how many times they apologize to you for their wrong doings. They are full of empty promises and apologies don't mean anything to them. You will definitely need legal help because these people are serious about making you pay for what they believe they are entitled to make you pay for.. You can and will find these type of people in any career, capacity, or role and its really hard to know who that person is going to be. Use all your senses to stop the red flags.
Legal representation exists because there are people who have these characteristics in different careers and even functionality levels as we stated previously. The higher functioning people with these characteristics are sly and very calculative about how they will harass you and don't care or don't value or consider other people's emotions and or safety including their own family's safety. Some of them may have children, but the tendency and obsession to want to harm others makes them disregard their own family's worth and value! It's as if their family doesn't exist at all. They don't care if their significant other has asked, pleaded with them to focus on what is most important in their lives-revenge is still the most important obsessionto them because they feel that you never had the right to de-friend them.. They don't care if they negotiate everything they've worked hard for- vengeance is still the main goal for them because they feel wrongly abandoned. They may constantly try to tell you that their motive is to be your friend because they respect you and admire you, but as stated previously, they will say anything to set you up and entangle you in their web of instability. Don't fall for it! Stick to your word- record everything that person has done. It will be very useful in a legal setting.
In our other posts, we talked about having to watch your back from unstable and in-appropriate people that deliberately harass you because they feel justified in causing you harm. Some do it consciously because they want swift vengeance and other people do it because they are mentally unstable. Regardless- you don't deserve the constant berating, rants, and ongoing threats! This is where legal counsel can help you to at least remind them that there are consequences for their unstable and irrational behavior. But remember, you also have to watch your back for other possible negative attacks on your person.
For example, say you made friends with a person whom you believed to be stable, honest, and a solid citizen in the community- but then one day you witness their irrational and unstable behavior and you decide to stay away from them because it becomes a deep concern and a safety issue for you.
You have pleaded with them and asked them politely to never contact you again! You have asked them to forgive you for any wrong that they may have perceived you may have caused them. You took responsibility for your actions and found it in your heart to keep it away from the courts because of the families and children involved, but to no avail. You told that person that you would never ever talk to them and they gave you their word that they would never contact you, but on the contrary- the rants and berating got more and more intense even after several years of you having no contact with them. What would any sane person have to resort to? It's as if they are egging you on to lose it so that they can easily point the finger and say, "See, I told you that he/she was the unstable one!" Again, we encourage you to hold your ground, to follow through with your word and cover yourself with legal and physical counsel.
Incidents of these types have unfortunately increased. We hope that we have shared valuable information with you in this segment of Raising Social Awareness for the good of all.
If you are dealing with anything like this, please feel free to contact us and we will in confidence, try to advocate for you as best as we can.
No one- and we mean no one - deserves to have their lives disrupted in a major way- regardless of what the experience may have been. There is always a resolution to any given situation, but for the unstable, they don't recognize or care about anyone but their vengeance!
We will attend court with you if you need additional support!
We will be discussing Alcoholism and all the dangers and negative behaviors associated with it next week.
With that said, "Put a Little MaxPower in your life!"
Dr. Brene Brown conducted a fascinating study on shame and vulnerability. Her findings pointed out that if anyone were to be open and talk about their fears of the shame and guilt they carry deep within, it would open up a whole new world for them. She stated that the more someone held in their shame and guilt, the more toxic it would be for their mind, body, and soul.
Dr. Brown's work has some major positive implications for one's life if you/they accept that almost everyone has experienced events in their lives that have made them feel shameful and guiity. It is these strong emotions that usually block you from the connectedness one yearns for. The block happens when the feelings of shame and guilt keep you from feeling worthy of ________________, you fill in the blank.
Prior to taking this journey of wanting to share more of ourselves with the public at large, we had to do some soul searching and cleansing to remove the blocks of feeling like we weren't worthy of having a phenomenal life, loyal friends, and abundance in our lives, We recognized that if we were going to talk the talk, we would have to walk the walk.
Omar and I sat down and slowly but surely, placed our vulnerabilities out on the table and counseled each other through them. It was terrifying and highly uncomfortable at first, but in order to gain each other's trust and respect, we had to agree to go there and not turn back. Each discussion led to more peeling back of the onion and soon we had found that there was nothing to be ashamed or feel guilty about. Our journey
led us to confront the power of self forgiveness and to fully forgive those that we perceived had hurt us or wronged us in our lives. We accepted that the Divine, God, Source, or the Light however you refer to what you believe, had placed certain people and certain experiences in our lives to help us understand the cleansing power of forgiveness. After fully immersing ourselves in this practice, the feelings of being a "Victim", slowly but surely dissipated.
Please remember that forgiveness and forgetting are two different categories of thought. Through forgiveness, you give yourself the opportunity to be empowered by the feelings of being freed of the power you gave the other person by holding on to feelings of hate, resentment, vengeance, and or ill will. When you give them that much power over you, you dis-connect from your own power to control your own life and to truly focus and what you deserve in life. In other words, having those strong negative feelings toward someone can be the very reason you feel shame and guilt and thus, staying blocked from being worthy of making appropriate decisions in your life. Release yourself from their grip, and live by forgiving yourself and them!
Forgettting or the ability to retain what happened to you is part of the conscious that helps human beings stay safe physically, psychologically, and sprititually! If there is a lesson that was learned from what happened to you, then of course your mind will retain it and use it to prevent any negative further experiences that may disrupt and throw your life into a tailspin that you can't handle. So because you lived the experience, you can choose to empower yourself from it, instead of making the same mistakes that keep you from walking the talk.
Finally, we established that every last one of our amazing mentors, had done the same thing. They told their life story of when they were the most vulnerable and we discovered that once they faced it, they were willing to plow through it and become stronger in their convictions. The shame and guilt turned into guiding strength and energy! That continues to be our aim in life through the work we bring to you.
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"
We read a great section on courage by Kelly Roach and we believe that it is extremely important to recognize within yourself that you too possess the ability to harness the incredible power of courage in order to live the type of life you want with Max Potential.
Kelly Roach, vice president for firm of a fortune 500, states, “Courage is digging far into the depth of your being and bringing forth your unique talents and gifts for the world to enjoy. It’s waking up in the morning and making an agreement with the universe that nothing will stand in the way of your embodying everything you can possibly be. Courage is making every decision from the place of deep knowing. It’s a certainty that with every breath you take, and every step you make, you act out of resolute purpose. It’s living life with your inner world guiding and your
outer world following suit. It’s the commitment to yourself that not a single moment can go by in which you aren’t soaking up everything that life has to offer, and delivering back your unique contribution to the world.”
As we have expressed in our other writings, she talks about going within yourself to find the resources necessary to connect with your inner creative potential. There are many methods to achieve this, and one method that we have been incorporating for ourselves comes from the “Silva” method used by some of the greats in the field of personal development such as; Dr. Wayne Dyer, Anthony Robbins, and Jim Rohn to name a few. We appreciate the simplicity of achieving an effective alpha-theta like meditation with their simple strategies so we thought we would share it with you.
Sit in a chair quietly and comfortably and keep your spine straight and back muscles relaxed. Close your eyes and start to notice your breathing. Feel your stomach as it rises and falls with each breath. Keep noticing your stomach rising and falling until you notice yourself thinking. This thinking will be taking your attention away from your stomach. Calmly identify what type of thought it is by saying to yourself something like: "worry" or "fantasy" or "planning" or "fear"
or "doubt" or "joy" or "sorrow" or "anger" etc. Then gently let the thought go and return to the sensation of breathing in your stomach. Keep doing this and over time lengthen the amount of time you meditate in this way. The main goals for this type of meditation are to develop the ability to: 1) concentrate (in this case on your breath); 2) notice your thinking, and 3) gently let thoughts go. Being still with a quiet peaceful mind is not the goal. A quiet peaceful mind is more of a side effect that will come with time (and then leave again :). After all, we are humans and not the perfect little creatures that we keep hoping for. In a nutshell, Buddha’s Three R’s of meditation are: Recognize, Release and Return. BUT to really master them…find a teacher!
Remember that if you are determined to achieve a higher level of connectedness to your divinity, you must realize that complacency is not the friend of courage. Everything is so easy and accessible that making a change is the hard part. It can be slow and painful, but in our best interest, it is usually not at the top of the list of things to do for ourselves. We urge you to fight the temptation of complacency and being too comfortable, and choose inspired, meaningful and purposeful.
Keep in mind that most courageous people ask for help. They find role models, mentors, and coaches to hold them to some type of accountability. They realize that no human being is perfect, and that the only way to find out what we are truly capable of is by trying.
It is very important to understand that making mistakes by doing something is a fast way of learning. You have to keep in mind that you have to care more about what you think and feel at the end of the day than how you look to others. The next thing is to really dial into the pain and consequences of not taking that next step.
We highly encourage you to take some time to think about what is possible for your future and how that one decision you have been avoiding could change everything. Now go be brave!