Do you have to truly know what you want in order to exercise your MaxPower? Or can you exercise your MaxPower to figure out what you truly want? I think either way, you are wanting something out of life because we are forward moving creatures. We are always thinking and creating about how to get our simplest things we need met such as water, food, and shelter. Some of you have a ton of resources, but maybe take them for granted because you know that they will always be there, but for some people, food and other basic survival resources are not so easy to come about.
But back on topic, yes we all tend to move in the direction of something we want not truly something that we need. And its more than okay to want things!
If you want a Ferrari, get a Ferrari! If you want a mansion, go and get a mansion! If you want a diamond ring, or anything else you desire, go and get it! You deserve it and you were "Born to be Rich" anyways according to the Great Bob Proctor and his book. If you want to be famous or powerful, you can go and do that too. The more you focus on that thing you want, chances are, you will be doing or having or being that thing you've created with your powerful mind. If you want to help with world peace, then go out and do that. If you want to be Rock Star, then start Rockin...
Don't you agree that some careers actually choose you because you almost sort of wanted to be that for so long? You just knew you wanted to be a cop, a doctor or an investor for a very long time. You knew that there was nothing that was going to stop you from getting what you want. Many others end up fighting with their parents because their parents think they know best what their children want and they end up choosing their careers, relationships, and many other things.
Knowing what you want, what you truly want takes knowing who you truly are! Once you are very sure about where you arrived from, what keeps you going, and what gives you the grace to align with the Divine, you realize that you are much more than your wants! You aren't ever going to take anything with you back to where you came from. You will leave your contributions and a legacy based on how you chose to live, but I believe that your energy will never die. Your energy might be regenerated and end up back on another mission or experience back on earth.
In other words, what matters what you want is totally personal and what ever you acquire, enjoy it for what it is!
Is Contemplation a MaxPower2U trait? Absolutely!!!
What is contemplation? Most people don't use this word often unless you hear that he or she was contemplating suicide. So when you contemplate Suicide, what are you actually doing? You are actually thinking about it and your focus on it is pretty keen or pretty clear as you think more about it. WAIT, does that mean that we can do any type of thinking with Contemplation? That's the secret in a nutshell to life!!! I stumbled on it in Dr. Wayne Dyer's book, "Excuses be Gone". He goes on to explain that when we Contemplate on something so much with clarity and it soon starts to feel real, we are now in tune with the spirit of manifesting within us. All excuses seem to disappear because the desire to have the thing that one contemplates on is so powerful and potent that it refuses to take no for an answer.
So if you are getting an aha moment right now, it happened to me also. It suddenly dawned on me and it made perfect sense as to why so many people achieve a certain level of success at anything they put their thinking toward, even something so tragic as suicide. The mind does not discriminate. It gives you anything you want or desire- anything. Life has no other choice but to give you the experience that you have made real through the intense and clear thoughts that create things from the invisible, but very real matter.
This is great great news for all of us! We have the same capabilities through being born on this earth with the capacity to think and create a thought that is going to create anything that you contemplate on. Contemplating is super powerful because it is not the same as daydreaming, it is focused thinking about something you desire with such intense clarity. We have to learn to recognize the difference between the two and then choose the thoughts that will make your reality exactly what you want it to be. For example, if you want a certain type of car, be very clear about the color, the mpg, the power, the space inside, the camera, the tires, the lights, etc. Once you contemplate buying it with clarity, it will be parked in your driveway in no time. Or if you take time to contemplate the type of person you want to marry, the type of school you want to attend, the type of friends you want to have, the instrument you want to learn, the book you want to write, the speech you want to give, etc.
Anything and everything that one has contemplated on with exact certainty, has resulted in some form of material manifestation. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are great examples of contemplating a world with portable computers and look at where we are now. Even the most common person can have computing powers at his/her fingertips because of their contemplation.
Use your MaxPowers to contemplate your deepest dreams and desires and I can't wait to hear all about your success. Follow your passions!!!
Artwork by Whilce Portacio
The world of Work- what does this mean? Have you ever thought about this word from a MaxPower2U perspective? I recently was listening to a speaker talk about a male not being a man until he was working and was defined by his work. Do you agree? Does a man's work truly make him a man or is he a man just because he was born a man? A gangster can say that he's putting in "Work", and he truly may be, but does this make him any more of a man than someone who is not engaged in a "Work Like" activity? Or is anyone who is actively contributing to a specific task considered a worker or do they have to be earning a certain living for themselves and or for others?
In my life, I have participated in doing several jobs that can be considered work and for the record, they did pay me for services rendered. Did these jobs or work titles define me? Well, to a certain degree they did and some that I wasn't too happy about, motivated me to search for a better title, I meant type of work which would define me more as a man- no, I just wanted to progress and use my mind more. I wanted a title that I felt worthy of because Society said so. For example, I worked in the fields picking oranges, grapes, and lemons. I often felt that I was beyond this work title of "field laborer" so I did not truly adopt the title. But others did not have the same privilege of other opportunities, so they just accepted because they did not have a choice but to surrender to their title of field laborer. Or did they?
I joined the Navy back in 1987 hesitantly and without any other choice, had to bear the title of Sailor. Did it make me more of a man even though didn't necessarily enjoy the work? Although it did grow on me and I felt a part of a brotherhood unlike anything else. I still didn't see myself as a Sailor for a very long time and after 7 years of service I separated with an honorable discharge. I often wonder how Sailors feel after serving 20 or 30 years and then their title is taken from them because they are no longer working in that capacity. I guess the respect from the Naval or military profession will always be there, but now, you are of non-significance, maybe even less of a man because you are no longer working in that profession. I just wonder!? Are you more of a man knowing that you served in the service or would you be the same man if you were an accountant for 30 years? What if you were a garbage man or a stock broker for 30 years? Would they be more of a man based on their work and what they earned while at their work?
Women are extremely important in the work place as well as we all know, but I have to ask- why is it that we still hear about work inequality between males and females. Would it make a male less of a man if the woman made more money or had a high paying position than him? I wonder? Who gets to make this law? Who gets to define a person based on the type of work that they do? Who knew that it would get this complicated about being human and having to feel pressured about being or doing some type of work just so that you can be of any significance to anyone.
Do you know of any people that do not have to do any work and have a ton of significance? Dubai and Saudi Arabia are areas of the world that come to mind because of their leadership hierarchies, but I am sure that America has its own form of Royal families, thus making it easy for anyone born into those families to have immediate wealth and significance without having to worry about having to work a day in their lives.
In a sense, the world that we live in has many definitions about everything having to do with us being human beings and what exactly we should engage in and what makes us more of something. Just now that you are already enough and that you came into this world with a gift to share with humanity. I believe that my gift is enjoying learning about the power of the mind, our free will, and how we can manifest the things we want to see in our lives. The more I know, the more I feel that I can share with others that want to know more about what they can do to align with their own gifts.
To be at your MaxPower, you must have the ability to take the required action toward a worthwhile goal or dream! Regardless of how small or big your goal or dream is, hopefully big, because the Universe will give you what you prepare for and whatever you act toward. Taking action means just that, keep dreaming and keep forming goals. The smarter and clearer that they seem to be, well, it just helps you that much faster to attain them.
Why do you think most people don't take action on their dreams? Do you think its fear and if so, what is behind that fear that is so bad that it paralyzes them? Is it that they might not have the skills, the know how, the education behind them or the support? Or is it things that are in their mind that keeps telling them not to take any risks? Or is it both? Why can't people believe in themselves and push beyond their limits and fears?
After doing much reading on this topic, I have found that the majority of people do not act on their dreams because they have placed mental brakes on their minds. These are super disc brakes that regardless of how easy you make something for them, they will not allow themselves to take the risk due to the story that they believe about themselves. The story that was handed down to them by their parents, community, teachers, and other authority figures. There is always someone around breaking you down and telling you what you can and can't do. And because we are young and vulnerable, we start believing and storing all that junk in our automatic or sub-conscious mind. The part of the mind that is responsible for maintaining your identity to a tee. So whenever you make new Year's resolutions to change, guess who is going to remind you to stop being silly and that you will be who you truly believe you are, a worthless piece of whatever they told you that you were.
But there is Great News!!! You can break free from that type of thinking. Yeah, its going to take some work and possibly some serious tears, but its your mind and you want to take it back and release those shackles that have been placed on your believes by other people who probably meant well but they too were led astray and told lies. You were born to live and be and expression of the Divine. To express your MaxPower and fulfill all your dreams, desires, and goals! So yes, you can start to discover what its going to take in order for you to start believing and acting differently. T Harv Ekert calls this way of believing as having a paradigm, which eventually becomes your life blue print which we follow faithfully. If we know we have a blue print, we also know that we can decode that blue print, understand it, and then change it.
To come in contact with your MaxPower, you have got to harness the amazing power of GRATITUDE. GET EXCITED PEOPLE! Yes, gratitude is the secret, the magic bridge that will connect you with your spiritual power to allow all of the abundance and prosperity you deserve. You must create and have authentic and unconditional feelings of being thankful for the things that you have will more likely bring you more things to be thankful for. You must be thankful for the essentials such as water, air, food, shelter, family, love, empathy, compassion, friendship, kindness, challenges, aromas, textures, colors, ability to see, and etc. You must even be thankful for the amount of money or resources you have even if you think its a very small amount in order to make room for more.
You must be thankful and grateful for the things that you want to create with your imagination, and work on holding that feeling of gratitude despite appearances. For example, if you want to have 20, 000 dollars in the bank, and you know you only have 200 dollars, you must get excited and feel a deep sense of gratitude for having at least 200 dollars and see them as growing and multiplying. You must create the feeling of having and acquiring the 20,000 dollars now in your mind and make them super vivid in your mind. Hold these feelings frequently and with deep gratitude. The longer you can do this, your faith will grow and thus, will move the Universe to collaborate in your favor to bring the 20,000 dollars your way.
Once you have asked with faith and certainty, let it Go and let God/Divinity or whomever you believe is in command of the energy that creates all! Don't worry yourself with how things are going to happen, instead focus on the signs and learn to recognized the signs in which things are being manifested for you. Be grateful when it arrives and give Glory to the Divine.
I am super excited and grateful that I can continue to Grow Spiritually and that I can continue to Blog here and share the good news about our MaxPower and bring it 2U!
With Love and Gratitude,
Have you ever heard the wife or have you asked your honey to tell you the truth about how she or how you look in a dress? And you even hear,
Tell me the truth, and I promise not to get mad. I think every man has gotten tricked into that one!
The truth, when it reveals itself, it can have many effects on a person. I believe that it can have mostly positive effects, but there are times when the blatant, the outright, the nothing but the nothing truth, can hurt and have detrimental effects on a person if that person is not ready to receive the truth or has been avoiding the truth for whatever the fear may be. Most people prefer to hear the truth, but many can live out their whole lives withholding the truth and taking it to their graves.
For example, what is the outright truth about physical or mental health? Do people who aren't ready to endure the disciplines of maintaining a healthy lifestyle want to one day to next change their eating and or physical habits? Do you think that those who are very much stable ever want to revert to a slothfully type lifestyle? Why and why not? What do they have to do psychologically in order to even consider changing that way that they are eating and or over indulging.
Where do you fall when it comes to knowing your truth? Has life given you things that have made you too scared to face some truth about yourself, your family, your work, your marriage, your finances, your health, your relationships, and etc.?
What about the truth that no one on this planet is poor but only appears to be so because he thinks so?! As a man thinketh, so is he... Contemplate on that truth!
Believe me, you can handle any truth! Truth is what will set you free...
Happy Monday Maxpower2u family! I am wishing you abundance and prosperity and wanted to talk about what these words, but especially abundance means. Is it that beautiful house in the picture that I posted or the idea of having an abundant bank account in order to afford that house. Most of us would have to say and agree that we would need an abundant bank account in order to afford such a beautiful mansion.
But what does it take to have abundance? Yes, some people do inherit a lot of money and some actually win homes like these, but the truth is that most people that can afford these homes have the same abilities and possess the same physical makeup as we all do. So what is the difference? Why can so many people have abundance, attract wealth, and keep wealth coming into their lives and many do not? The simple answer is - “thoughts”. Yes, we manifest everything into our lives by the thoughts that we think. But you may say that you have tried to think your way into riches but have you really? Have you really sent out a solid feeling of faith that you can have abundance behind that thought? Cause you can think that you have a million bucks in the bank till your blue in the face, but your gut feeling is telling you, nah, I can never have a million bucks in the bank.
That’s where most people give up. And I am very guilty of that myself. Just when I thought that I had done all of the spiritual work necessary for me to manifest the millions that I believe in, my beliefs and my feelings don’t match up. And therefore, it caused me to give up on the notion that I too can be a millionaire for that split second or so. To get that second back because you allowed doubt in takes more spiritual and mental work. They must truly match up- and no, it is not going to happen the first week you try. It may happen in the second week or third, but it may also take you a month, or a couple of years. The work needed depends on you and how dedicated you are to acquiring or stepping into your abundance. The great news about this is that it’s your mind and your soul and God wants you to be rich.
How’s it going MaxPower2U family! Have you ever questioned yourself- Who am I, and why am I? You’re not alone- it’s the power of your ability to ask. Who do you think you are? Why do you think you are that person? Who have you modeled after to become who you are? Or do you have a great sense of self just because? Do you identify more with your mom or your dad? Do you identify more with your pet, a lion, a shark, or a Tiger? Are you more like a monk, a rabbi, a nun, a rebel, a soldier, a politician, or a simple caring citizen? There are many parts to your identity, but Why- and how did we form them.
Where do we get our self identity? How is it formed? Identity is how you see yourself based on the physical, mental, cultural, economic, religious, and or spiritual parts of yourself.
An example that I can use is, I remember watching the great movie “Rudy” where Rudy’s Dad went to see him off at the bus station and shared with him the story of his grandfather and the dreams that he had. Ultimately, the Dad said that their dreams were shattered due to unforseen circumstances and that they took jobs in the local steel mills out of desperation. He said, “We are Ruddigers, we work in the steel mills and there’s nothing wrong with that”. But Rudy wasn’t buying that, he wanted a new identity and was convinced that there was more to life and that his identity did not have to be limited to being a steel worker. He took the leap of faith and pursued his dream of playing football for Notre Dame. It wasn’t easy, but Rudy hung in there until he was finally allowed to suit up with the team and actually got to go in for a couple of plays. He was carried off the field by his teammates. He completely changed his identity and helped shape the identity of his younger siblings which all of them believed that they could go to college and earn their degrees also.
The great news is that we can always change our identities. The way we have defined ourselves or how we have taken others definition of us. We can learn new strategies to change the internal mental images that govern and control how we think about ourselves. I am in the process of writing a book called “The Eye of the Tiger - the CLAW Method”. I’m super excited about writing this book because it outlines some of the strategies that I have used to redefine myself and to strengthen my self worth and self identity. A person can win a million bucks, but if you don’t have the identity of a millionaire, you will most likely self sabotage your relationship with that millions dollars. You must be able to see yourself as a millionaire, think like a millionaire, and act like a millionaire. Then the millions will stick to you and then more will want to come to you. But if you are used to saying, “money really doesn’t matter”, guess what, money will not stick around because it will feel unaccepted and unappreciated. Try neglecting your wife, husband, or children- they will find other people to talk to, to make them feel appreciated and etc. The same is true about money! Make it a part of your self identity, your self worth and it will stick to you like super glue. The CLAW method stands for C- Clarity and to know exactly what it is you want, the L- Learn the law of attraction and find a mentor, the A- Awareness and Action, and W- Why Win, What is your purpose? Understanding the CLAW method, will make everything much clearer and it will give you the tools to help you develop a new self identity of confidence and value. You will be able to see and purchase the book from MaxPower2u.com or from Amazon.com.
Get super excited because when you take the necessary steps to invest in yourself, you will see the Magic work in your life and you will always feel that the Force is with you!!!
Happy Friday MaxPower2u family!
I was listening to a very powerful message in a YouTube video yesterday about how we become what we think about. How we are constantly programming our subconscious mind either directly or indirectly. It was saying that everything that we’ve come in contact with during our life span up to now regardless of your age; whether a parent, family member, radio, tv, internet, social media, coach, teacher, pastor, politician, and so on, has had a hand in programming our belief system. We have been conditioned to think a certain way by what other people think or what their opinions may have been at the time. Granted, you could’ve had your own opinion, but that much didn’t matter because they may have had a certain authority or power over you. If you have had a chance to look at who and how this theory might be true, I bet it got you thinking about some of the things you believe and why you believe that way. Why do kids become hardcore fans of the Team that their family and friends root for? Why do you want to follow in the profession that your parents did? Why do you drink excessively, why are you tough on boys, why are you short with girls, why are you mean to animals, why are you wanting to save the Earth, why do you want to give up meat, why do you drink Pepsi instead of Coke, why do you feel that you have to pray a certain way, why do you think a four year degree is the best thing for you, and on and on and on. All of these things got me thinking about my own philosophy and how I felt humans or things contributed in the way that I react to life and why. I am sure that most of you have also done your own thinking and possibly have had to take a aspirin or two because of the pain it can cause.
I’m a strong believer of “we become what we think about” and that is why I have been working on deliberately programming my mind for prosperity and wealth for several years now. I watched affirmation videos, wealth meditation videos, read books on programming the mind, and I kept wondering when it would eventually take, when all of the affirmations, motivational videos, and reading through books would give me the break through that I needed in order to create the opulent lifestyle that everyone says we all deserve if we are willing to work for it. I also wondered if being a Super Hero in a comic book could in any way help to bring me more money and more prosperity, thus the picture I chose for this blog. I’m sure that it has some leverage some how! If anyone has ideas, don’t hesitate to share.
But, then it suddenly clicked, I remembered that I used to do certain things in my childhood that made me feel like life was going to be okay. Keyword: Feel!
1. I would pretend that I was a powerful Super Hero to the point in where I truly felt that I had powers to make people do things or to make things and situations appear when I really needed them.
2. I would spend time visualizing how things would play out and how they would become a big part of my life.
3. I would get around people that would help me create certain situations that made me feel that I had the power. Even if it was to get in a very needed meal for the week.
When I would do these things consistently, I was shocked when things aligned with the things I focused on and intensely felt about. I didn’t know what to call it then, but I knew there had to be something to this type of magic.
I believe Bob Proctor wrote about this in his book, “You were born rich”, how you must not only think your way to success, but you must create the feelings inside you to create that certain positive vibration in your life. Esther Hicks, the world re-known guru on vibration, talks a lot about creating the same feelings of a higher vibration which creates a vortex in which anything you want can be manifested.
So yes, the thinking about things is critical because you have to know what you are aiming for and then you must get in tune or in line with the feelings that will create or manifest those vibrations of creation. So I am going back to where the magic truly happens- I am going to focus on the feelings that are associated with the things that I want from this universe and get aligned to the creation force. It never lets anyone down and I know that it won’t let you down either.
Are there moments in your life when you question, “what did I do before I had a smart phone, how did I act in public, how many real friends did I really have, I wonder if I would visit my cousins more if text didn’t exist, how would I know where my kids are at all times without all the apps, or I wonder if I would visit that country if I didn’t have bloggers showing me how safe other places are, or I wonder how I would’ve made it to that appointment without UBER or LYFT?”, and on and on!
We have to some degree become magnetized and programmed to see our lives through the lense and video screens of what we think is Socially empowering us to become better prepared humanoids. Is this really true? My goal is not to cast a negative shadow on the ill effects of electronic hand held devices, but to shine the light on how people are choosing to empower themselves through these magnificent creations.
How truly impacted are you because of the internet, a smartphone, or a smart TV? Do you feel more empowered or drained because you feel that you can’t to all that the internet Universe has to offer. Well, imagine that you are feeling a bit overwhelmed because of Instagram or FB and Amazon or Google and the decisions you have to make about which one to use or make sense out of- what about your children, or your friend’s children, or the children of this world in general. Imagine the multitude of feelings and emotions they are experiencing as well from all of this GREAT ready made information, entertainment, and interactive worlds that they are exposed to that we aren’t really AWARE of because we are caught up in our “REAL” and “Virtual” worlds simultaneously. Even though parental controls have gotten much much better, there is always something that may get past the filter which our children are not ready for nor will they be for a while. But what killed the cat? Yes, curiousity! Because of our natural instinct to want to see and know more about things, especially things that are against the rules, a big percentage of children will venture out and explore whatever has caught their eye without getting an adult involved. And even though some kids try to tell us about those age appropriate things, we are too busy texting a co-worker, ordering an online item, posting to fab, downloading music or watching a Netflix run that we don’t always take the time to listen to what our child is warning us about.
I believe that it is super critical to pay attention to the most powerful computers on this planet first which are our children. They hold the capacity to be amazingly creative, loving, and to be socially graceful. They are the ultimate source of dynamic energy through their simple smiles, dance, and singing. Are they worth putting the phone down, turning off the smart tv, and giving them our undivided attention? ABSOLUTELY they are! For if you are not programming your own children’s beautiful and powerful minds - you can be absolutely gauranteed that somebody or something is definitely doing it for you. There’s plenty of time left in your day to fiddle fadle with your devices later. Empower yourself and your kiddos...
Again- it is just a suggestion to empower you so that you can give MaxPower to your own children and or family!
Can you ever be totally empowered or have MaxPower over your life when you are still blaming your parents for the poor decisions, bad habits, and or failed relationships? I believe that mostly everyone would have to be honest and say “NO”, you could never feel fully empowered to feel free to make up your own mind about how you approach the world. Don’t you wonder how many people actually take this blaming their parents approach? I think many of the one’s that say that they don’t blame their parents, may in fact feel it and act it unconsciously without them really knowing. It may take a few visits to the therapists office to get a sense as to why their parents still have a stronghold on how they act. The reality is that everyone’s parents do and did play a major role in forming our personality and our belief systems. The other reality is that everyone gets to a point in their developmental life where we have to decide how “WE” are going to live, whether or not we will ever realize that we are powerful beyond what our parents didn’t know, and how to put this new philosophy into practice.
The key is to fully accept that our minds are super powerful and that they can re-programmed in any way that we would love to program them. We can upgrade them, just like we do an operating system of our smart phones. The phones aren’t smart at all, it is us that have to turn it on and off in order to serve us properly. The same is true of our minds. So let’s stop blaming our parents, actually, let’s bless and appreciate them for the beautiful opportunities that we have instead. Let’s remember that we have the ability to create our worlds the way we would like to with fun work and consistency. It is your time!! Your time to give yourself the life you deserve.
A free soul is one who can genuinely accept oneself! One that can be Free from the grip of thinking “will they like me?, will they accept me as I am?, will they judge me for wanting to fit in?, will anyone see through my fears of being rejected?” True power comes from knowing your internal power and not falling into the lies of external or materialistic power.
I had intended to visit my mom’s side of the family in Mexico for over 20 years. But in those 20 years, I had felt forgotten and abandoned by them so my urgency to go see them was more out of fear than out of love. My intentions to go see them was to discover if even after 20 years had passed, that I would still be accepted and respected as one of their own. But because I had been reading a book of life and it’s definite only answer of approaching life out of love, my intentions completely changed and I wanted to go see them to give them my Love. I no longer had any fear of whether or not they would accept me, I only hoped that they would embrace my genuine love for them. Like the waterfalls behind me, I felt free, balanced, and ever flowing with happiness and anticipation ofcoming in contact with my mother’s brothers and sisters. I also had the intent to see my grandfather who is 93 years young! He’s such a powerful force in all of my family’s lives because he represents longevity and unity! Needless to say, or happy to say that my intentions came true and I was able to share my love and receive love from all of them after 20 long years of anticipation! Please don’t wait too long to share your genuine love with your friends and family!
Your intentions are your Power!
When she said she would- she did! Key word is said! When you speak your reality into the universe, you create a beautiful reaction that moves the vibrations of this physical world in harmony with what you want to create! If it’s better health- say it! Say, “I am grateful and happy now that I am incredibly fit!” say it as you’ve already attained it and that you are super powerful because of it now. Your subconscious mind will always think it’s the truth and it goes to work to make your thoughts reality! Get excited because you now you have the magic to creating anything you want! Of course it’s going to take practice, but once you get it- watch the magic right before your eyes!
Maxpower moments are amazing! Jo and I have been working on creating magical moments through the focus and power of gratitude.
All of the literature and experts tend to always say that the key to anything you want is to focus and to truly believe that you already attain that thing that you really want. Well, with that said, Jo and I have been focusing on staying fit through the power of gratitude. We are grateful that we live in a city with great weather where we can practically go out and take a walk to do cardio. We are grateful that we can choose to purchase and prepare the kinds of foods that will keep us energized and healthy. We are grateful to be able to read or watch informative videos that help us stay on track with our focus.
Through gratitude, we put out into the Universe that we want to expand our area of fitness and continue to have more Wonderful opportunities to be fit! We want to continue to empower ourselves so that others can also feel empowered and be able to tap into their own maxpower within them to attain the focus they need in order to follow through with their goals and dreams.
Does it take effort fort to stay focused? Yes, but the work you put into yourself, expands and you will be amazed how it becomes second nature to you. It is universal law! What you focus on expands!!!!
With Love, Joe and Jo
The human spirit exists within our body, within our mind, and within every cell of our being! We have got to remember to thank our own self for all the good that we have and that we are! Regardless of age- our spirit will continue to long for self acceptance and self confidence.
Take time to to say thank you to every part of your body starting with what you value the most. I value all but the core part of our being is our heart! We feel we care, we love from our hearts so be happy and thankful for the opportunity to continue to enjoy the special people and moments in your wonderful life. Take the time to explore that part of yourself if you haven’t truly experienced what the heart feels like. You can even borrow a stethoscope so that you can hear the amazing sounds of a beating heart. Be proud that you have a healthy one and that you are working to keep it healthy. Thank yourself for that.
The obvious one we have to thank ourselves for is the mind- for without a brain, we wouldn’t be able to think and be creative. Thank yourself for the awesome ability to have a super thinking device inside your cranium which allows you to create anything worth your while while existing on Earth. It is with our heart and mind which bonds us to who is special and important to us. It is with our mind that we are capable of returning to the past, be aware of the now, and visualize the future. That is power!
Thank yourself all the time! Not in a bragging way, but in a grateful spiritual way that connects you to your higher self.
It is said that it takes living and experiencing a lot of events before we actually can start to make sense of our world and our reality about the way things work within that reality. Isn't true that even though you have lived with your family for many years, at times you feel like you don't understand them or that they don't understand you?
Now try to imagine trying to make sense of those you haven't even lived with! Sure we can generalize some things about them but we can never know for sure how a group of people work, let alone how an individual within that group thinks and why.
I was was fortunate enough to have served in the United States Navy and today I try yo explain my experience living and working on an aircraft carrier, but I realize that no one will ever know what it's truly like unless they have lived it for themselves.
The same is true about knowing and trying to understand your own self and then tying to what makes you think that way and why. The capacity of your own mind is unique and so amazingly powerful beyond measure! It's exciting to know that there is power within our biological makeup and that we can have total control over it if and when we ever learn to capture it!
When we subscribe or or get involved in the way other people think, especially for negative intentions, we deplete our own Universal power from ourselves because it takes you far away from recognizing and knowing that you can actually think for yourself. We start casting judgement and criticism on those we don't know because it's the easy thing to do based on what others are influencing you to think. And those others are usually people who were robbed of their own mental power by those who know how to easily manipulate you away from your metal capacity. They know how to inject hate and violence into the psychologically vulnerable and broken.
Have te the courage to learn about you- about why you think and act the way that you do. You are not a victim- rise into your own power within you- it's the magic that was given to you at birth!
With Love and Courage,
Feeling incredibly healthy throughout the day is like winning the Super Bowl each year! Why, you may ask? Well, try feeling unhealthy and having to rely on medication to get you through each and every minute let alone day of your existence! Please don't get me wrong- medication is extremely important and if you need to take it to feel good- please listen to your doctor.
I am proposing that you too can take charge of your physical health by tapping into the incredible healing and restorative power of your mind! You can choose to change the way you feel about your life by choosing the type of health you want to have.
There are many many strategies that are available for you, even some quick fixes, but I together with my wife, would like to share 3 simple strategies that have given us amazing gains without having to sacrifice too much of our sanity and time for.
1. Just breathe
2. Just walk
3. just drink more water
4. Just don't eat as much
We are working on our e-book to break down the strategies that we know will work for anyone willing to try them at their own pace. We will keep you posted.
What kind of things do you find yourself thinking about in days like a long warm Spring Sunday? Are they joyful thoughts or are they thoughts that automatically squeeze themselves in to drive you
Have you ever felt determined to the point where nothing will stop you from getting what you absolutely have made up your mind to get? As in the picture above, all martial artists start with a white belt and work their way up into mastery depending on how determined you are to go. Where does determination come from? Why are some things much more important for us to accomplish than other things. This can also have a negative twist in that some people are more determined to continue doing things that are harmful to themselves and to others. But why?
The answer lies in what we choose to or maybe not even know we have the power to choose to focus on. The way we focus on something is the way we think about things. Sounds simple because it is. We tend to function each and every day out of the things we value and care about. If you have been taught to care about your life, then it will show in how you choose to make choices that get you a lifestyle that looks like you care, but if you were taught that life isn't worth it and that it's out to get you, well it's going to show up in mighty negative ways! The key word is taught! The very good news is that we can choose how we are going to define the things that we have been through and the way we look at the things that are making us do or not do the things we truly choose to do. Now that is power! Yes- this blog only has power if we choose to accept the message it is trying to convey to you. Accepting something is a choice and the only one that can choose is you!
Re-changing the way you look at things takes effort and determination! It takes roughly about 30 or so days to form a new habit, but it can only take a second to change and choose a different thought. That is the power of the mind! Your mind and everyone who chooses to recognize this power is blessed with the capacity to feel like creators of their own life and not be a victim that feels limited and hopeless. We must tap into this wonderful and great power given to us for free as a result of being a spiritual being of this universe. The great thing about today's technological advances is that we have many ways of discovering and learning about our capabilities like no other time before. Again, it is all going to depend on how determined you are and how you will choose to accept responsibility for your own universal power! Stay determined- it's super worth it!!!
The most beautiful things about life are usually the ones that are free and the only cost is the investment that you make in yourself. It's been an honor and delightful pleasure to see my gorgeous wife Enrich her mind with incredible confidence and self worth to the point of wanting to experience and enjoy a simple walk and encouraging others to do the same. She feels incredibly blessed that she has taken control of her choice of how to be the captain of her own mind and soul!You too too can enjoy the vitality, love and rich experiences that you can choose to create by doing a few simple things.
You see, my wife started walking and wanting to improve her life just to combat feeling claustrophobic in our apartment as we transitioned from Texas back to California. It was a tough time, wondering if I would be employed before we fell into deeper financial hardships, wanting to be here for family, and thinking about retirement as well! As soon as we started walking, something incredible happened- she started feeling the fresh air and focusing on the things she was grateful for instead of the tough challenges that lay ahead.
I insisted that things were going to be okay and that we must continue to trust our creative force and have faith. Believe in what you want, be open to receive it and then wait with open arms and gratitude. Not too long after, things started falling into place and we started feeling healthier and much more grateful for the opportunity to live in such a way that we felt we created our own reality.
I wanted to ask you all if it's just as hard for you to stay Jedi focused on your goals as it is with mine from time to time? I've often wondered what distracted me the most and it usually left me feeling like a failure not wanting to make any other goals because of fear of not following through with them again and again!
I have broken the pattern of getting super distracted by following some simple strategies, although it was not as easy as it sounds! I had to simply take a simpler approach - or convince my mind, cause that's where the power lies, that I was going to maintain focus and accomplish this goal. What I realized was that I wasn't very specific about what I wanted and what it meant to me to have it. Well, I had to convince my mind that I was in fact very worthy of anything I wanted to accomplish! In order for my mind to accept this new belief, I had to reprogram my mind by listening to daily affirmations about worthiness and being good enough to have and create something good in my life! I listened to affirmations before bed and when I woke up in the morning! I actually still practice this. I love knowing that I am the one creating my reality and that it is not just happening by accident.
The real battle is with you and the inner talk that you have with yourself about yourself. Once you learn to accept that you have this amazing power, the power to create magic with your mind, you will continue to feel alive and empowered!
Have a Dream
Believe in your Dream
know that you deserve it
write it down
That is my mom and my dad! A tribute to them from the heart!
Thank you Lady! It wasn't too long ago that a close relative of mine reminded me of how horrible my father was as a parent. She wanted a reaction from me and all I said was, "I forgave him and thanked him for giving me my life". Followed by her saying, "How could you, he did this and that to you, your brothers and yiur!" I wasn't surprised that she would react like that because most people who know my background do also. So I allowed her to vent and showed her that I was focused more about how I moved forward in Love! I had no control over the past and I knew hate would only devour me and leave me in victim hood. I made a promise to my mother - God rest her soul, that I would empower my children to know Love and not the darkness of hate- like I did for many years. It's been a journey!
Thanks for letting me share...