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The Mind is a terrible thing to waste as the commercial for the

United Negro College Fund used to say on the radio or TV.  It

always struck me as being one of the infinite truths of the world

and I have always thought it true to see a mind wasted on being

controlled for one’s life, for being addicted for one’s life, for being

in a small box for one’s life.  These are the things that make me

feel really sad for someone what “cannot see the forest for the

Trees” mentality.

Like Dr. Frankl says in his wonderful book, “Man’s Search for

Meaning” it does not matter what we expected out of life but

what life expected out of us”.  Each of us, who are reading this

has expectations from others, our job, our family, our partners or

spouse.  But what does life expect out of YOU and myself?

 

I love questions to myself-they have made me think over these

many years what DOES life expect out of me?

 

Because I have always believed in the Power of Positive Thinking

I have opened myself up to things that my mind can create and

ways of thinking differently than how I was raised, or how family

friends thought but when something entered my mind it was me

Higher Power putting it there after prayer and meditation and I

needed to follow-through because that was what life expected

me to do.  That is my mind-set, and that is my belief systems that

has grown over many decades of open-thought theory.  Do YOU

have the “Open-Thought Theory”?

 

What do YOU want YOUR life to look like when you are 80?

Will it be meaningful to look back on YOUR life and say “I did do

what life expected me to do”.  Or will you look back to say “I did

what was expected out of me”.

Tear down those walls Mr. Gorbachev– Ronald Reagan’s saying

To the head of Russia – what a wonderful saying.  Tear down

those “old” walls that we have built up over the decades of our

lives.  Whether they are physical or mental – it is clarification that

we all have lived within the walls that come with each of us.

Those walls come from family and friends – intentional or

Unintentional – they are there and it is up to YOU to expand those

walls or tear them down.  Learning and listening are what is going

to open up those walls.  Even the learning institutes YOU have

attended have put walls up for you.   Listen to Professor

Darrell Hamamoto – Professor of Asian Studies at University

Of California-San Diego.  He has studied and taught at these

learning institutes for decades.

 

Only by reading and listening to others can we expand those

walls.

Or tear them down.

The mind should be open to thoughts and free to beliefs.  But

It has to be for the betterment of SELF and others not to bring

Anyone negative thoughts or bring anyone down.  Always UP,

always positive and always open-thought theory.

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high protein, low carb dietWhen you go to buy foods that are marked “organic” you need to

do your research on what the FDA qualifies as “organic”?

Revised rules went into effect on Oct. 21, 2002 and the

Latest USDA definition states:

Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of

renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to

enhance environmental quality for future generations.  Organic

meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that

are given no antibiotics or growth hormones.  Organic food is

produced without using most conventional pesticides; petroleum-

based fertilizers or sewage sludge-based fertilizer;

bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.  Before a product can be

labeled “organic,” a Government-approved certified inspect the

farms where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is

following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic

standards.  Companies that handle or process organic food

before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be

certified, too.

BUT, you need to think about the following when you are

shopping in your neighborhood grocery store:

  1. The air and weather has been loaded down with metals

and toxins for years now.

  1. The soil has been depleted of nutrients for years now.
  1. The seeds that are used for growing YOUR food have

all been genially engineered, and for fast growing at that.

 

So I buy the best quality fresh vegetables I can afford, I buy

vegetables that I have to peel-carrots, beets, cucumbers, and

others that I can peel or have a thick skin,

The most nutrients I put in my body every week is the juice

I make:  chard with turmeric, olive oil and black pepper or

carrot juice with fresh ginger root.  You can freeze individual

portions and use within 1 week.

 

Although it is difficult to say I do this 100% of the time-but I try

hard not to buy anything in a:  bag, box, or canned food.

I do buy tuna fish at Whole Foods, plus I buy Whole Foods

365 brand.

 

EAT LESS, BUY BEST QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD

 

You are going to have to supplement because of the conditions

that the food is grown and processed anymore.  50 to 100 or

more years ago the environment and soils were organic but

that is not the case anymore.

 

Read, do YOUR research so You understand the process of

the food you and YOUR family eat anymore.

The grains and how they affect your digestive system and YOUR

body.

The sky’s are being sprayed and that is having a terrible effect

on YOUR body and the food you put in it.  Toxins and heavy

metals that do damage to your body.  BEWARE – BEWARE

Over time all these negative items going into your body

will make your body diseased and sick.  Not only will YOUR

body become sick but YOU will die sick and I know that is

not what you want for you, your children or your family and

friends.

 

We want to die of old age and happy and healthy.  Not hooked

up to any machine where our family and friends stand around

waiting for me to die.

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YOUR mind has walls that have been built up since you were

In womb and the nutrients, thoughts from your parents and your

environment.  Be open and mindful of what goes into YOUR

mind.  Put the powerful, encouraging and empowering thoughts

and words into YOU.  YOUR life will change for the better.

 

Thank the universe, God, the life you have been given, and

be thankful for the days you are here.

 

Think SELF first because the more you are mindful of SELF

the more you can do for family and friends.

 

Think big, think grand for SELF and be thankful and grateful.

Do not live with rose-colored glasses on so think for yourself

on subjects important to YOU.  There are always a PRO and

CON thought on every subject – take the subject important to

you and do the research on that subject so you are clear in

YOUR mind.

 

When my sister had been given 2 weeks to live she and I were

talking and she said she wished she would have done more

with her life because she knew she could have.  I told her “I

knew she could have also”.  The reason she did not do more

with her life is because:

She would have had to ponder about SELF

She would have had to learn about SELF

She would want to expand SELF

She would have had to step out of SELF

She would have had to work on SELF

She would have had to encourage SELF

She would have to empower SELF

She would have to learn new things for SELF

She would have had to read non-fiction for SELF

 

Because I knew my sister well – those are the things I

observed from childhood.

For myself, I work on all those items all the time.

Life is difficult, Life is not easy, Life can be wonderful,

Life is not stressful when SELF is in control of SELF

 

The following are some recommendations that may help SELF

  1. Turn off the TV
  2. Join a new group for different thoughts
  3. Never complain or whine
  4. Smile going into the store
  5. Do not talk about others
  6. Listen to YOUR inner self
  7. Take a new class at Kahn Academy-FREE
  8. Do not be jealous, be thankful for other’s success

I do not even like to blog about negatives – it puts too much

negative energy into the universe when we want it all to

be positive energy

 

If you have had trauma or tragedies – which most of us have

had those in some part of our lifetime.  The best way to help in

those times-those times may last years – but lithium orates will

help with that, good nutrition, and exercise also will help, along

with meditating and prayer.  Work every day working out of

the mind set from traumas and tragedies.  It is not easy and it

does not happen in 1 or 2 days.  But there is light at the end of

the tunnel when YOU are consistent with working on SELF.

Forgiveness is one of the best tools in YOUR toolbox.

Forgiveness of SELF and then everyone else.

 

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Are you nurturing the spiritual side of SELF?

Always be the best YOU can be – that will lift you to the next level

Of YOUR spiritual life.

 

However, you do that is ok for YOU but we will go through

some things that might lift you up to another level or break

down the walls of any boxes you have built up around YOUR

Spiritual side.

 

Trying smiling MORE

Try having good intentions,

Try being positive

Try thinking good thoughts

Items that may help you lift up YOUR spiritual SELF to the next

level;

Healthier choices – in food, relationships, professional life

Favorable changes in relationships

Good financial behavior

Others notice YOUR changes

Increased mindfulness – easier to get things done

Improved level of well-being – improvement at work

Improved and less time-consuming recovery from

unpleasant events

Improved response to pleasant events – more productive

Not overly attached to things

More fully present and engaged – in the zone

More content with who you are and what you have

More empowered to be your authentic self

Empower SELF – Empower SELF – Empower SELF

Be grateful every day for everything –put any negatives

that may come up for the day.  Life can have dramatic and

tragedies and trauma.  They are coming to all of us – those

traumas and tragedies.

What is in YOUR tool box to deal with the traumas and

tragedies that come into all our lives.

Use all the tools in YOUR toolbox:

Meditate

Prayer

Yoga

Quiet place

Dinner with family and friends

Exercise

Start a project and finish the project as YOUR goal.

Plan to do YOUR bucket list

Write in your journal

YOUR life patterns that show how YOU deal with tragedies

And trauma in your life are characteristics that come from

YOUR own life’s patterns:

It is easy, as we go through life, to pick up negative habits

that when real life tragedies and traumas come our way

 

Nurture SELF during the difficult times in YOUR life.  Use

All of your tools in your toolbox.  Pamper SELF, meditate

And sit quietly and be thankful for YOU.

The only way YOU can nurture SELF is by SELF

But in YOUR lifetime there will be those times when

You need to step it up for YOUR benefit and not go

Into depression or have anxiety.

Nurturing SELF 95% of the time is what YOU need to do

so in the down times that come with trauma and tragedies

YOUR toolbox will be there for you, and will be YOUR best

friend and ally in YOUR life.

 

YOU are a super person who has a super mind that needs

to be nurtured while you are living in this beautiful life.

 

HANDLE YOUR LIFE AND YOURSELF WITH TENDER

 

LOVING CARE – ALWAYS.

 

Sometimes be stronger than today

Sometimes have more courage than today

Sometimes be more grateful than today

Glow within and glow without –  smile with that glow

This is all about nurturing YOUR spirit

 

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CONSCIOUS MIND

Your conscious mind is referred to as your objective mind

because it deals with outward objectives.  And the objective mind

takes cognizance of the objective world.  Its media of observation

are your five physical senses; taste, sight, touch, smell, and

hearing.  Your objective mind is your guide and director in your

contact with your environment.  You gain knowledge through your

five senses.  This part of your mind learns through observation,

experience, and education.  But, the greatest function of your

objective mind is that of reasoning.

 

In your own city you would see the beauty in the parks, children,

and history and that is your objective conscious mind.

 

SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

Your subconscious mind is sometimes referred to as your

subjective mind.  It takes cognizance of its environment by means

independent of the five senses.  The subconscious mind

perceives by intuition.  It is the seat of your emotion and the

storehouse of your memory.  Your subjective mind performs at its

highest functions when your objective sense is in abeyance.  It is

that intelligence which makes itself manifest when the objective

mind is suspended or in a sleepy, drowsy state.

 

It not only has intuitive function, but has the capacity of

clairvoyance and clairaudience.  Your subconscious can leave

your body, travel to distant land and bring back information or can

read thoughts of others, read the content of sealed envelopes and

closed safes.  Or can retrieve thoughts of others.

 

YOU need to understand the interaction of the objective and

subjective mind in order to learn the true art of prayer.

The habitual thinking of your conscious mind eatables deep

grooves in your subconscious mind.  This is very favorable for you

if your habitual thoughts are harmonious, peaceful, and

constructive.

 

Your subconscious mind, being creative and one with your divine

source, will proceed to create the freedom and happiness which

have earnestly decreed.

 

Your conscious mind is the “watchman at the gate” and to protect

your subconscious mind from false impressions.

 

The law of mind; Your subconscious mind is amenable to

SUGGESTION.    It does not make comparisons, or contrast,

neither does it reason and think things out for itself.

Subconscious = suggestions.  And different people will react in

different ways to the same suggestion because of their

subconscious conditioning or belief.

 

Laws of MIND:

In its constructive form it is wonderful and magnificent.  In its

negative aspects it is one of the most destructive of all the

response patterns of the mind, resulting in patterns of misery

failure, suffering, sickness, and disaster.

 

You can reject all negative suggestions into the Subconscious

mind with constructive autosuggestions, YOU can counteract all

these destructive ideas.

 

Think good thoughts and good follows.

 

REMEMBER:  Intentions of good suggestions with emotions.

Do not let others do your thinking for you.  Choose your own

Good thoughts – and make your own decisions.

 

YOU ARE THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR SOUL

 

REMEMBER:  SAY IT OUT LOUD DAILY

 

 

I AM THE CAPTAIN OF MY SOUL

 

BE THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE

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Mind is Infinate

 

The more YOU learn the more YOUR Spirit will develop and grow

Consciousness is long recognized by ancient sages and scholars

and now validated in terms of modern science.

there are realms that lie dormant within YOU.  This blog is going

to help you get to that realm.

 

Our mind is a “mental state” that consists of the development of

expanded state of consciousness and occurs in tandem with

reduced stress, better physical health and the emergence of life-

enhancing personal qualities.

 

Forever and forever over millions of years, there have been plants

and herbs that have expanded human’s consciousness.  I am

very careful what I put into my body that affects my mind.  I do not

believe in artificial mind expansions – like hiatus or marijuana or

anything that would expand my mind artificially.  I will drink 1 -2

glasses of wine when I am out for dinner.  I do not even like

drinking wine by myself in my own home and that is how careful

I am with my mind and protecting it.  But, I do work on expanding

my mind and developing my Spirit to a high level as possible.

Here is a list of natural plants that people have used and are very

Additive and mind altering that artificially change and make life

 

Difficult in the long run:

Poppy-opium

Peyote

Salvia

Cannabis-marijuana

Ayahuasca

Betel nut

Tobacco

Jimsonweed

Coca-cocaine

 

Almost every family or person has been touched by additions of

some form for the last 100 years.

So we will continue on with YOUR spiritual mind and always

making it to the next level, naturally and with the mind we have

been given.

 

Researchers have measured people’s responses, both in

subjective reports and specific brain changes and have been able

to establish four signatures that signal consciousness.

 

Sages from many traditions from all over the world and in almost

every tribe have different states of consciousness –feelings of

Stillness, boundlessness, bliss, happiness, peace and all the

other good feelings and thinking’s we human’s feel.  The brain

changes – the mind experiences different changes when

meditating, praying, or stillness.

 

There are 3 states of consciousness; waking, sleeping and

dreaming but there are a lot of variations within each of those 3

brain changes.  Besides the 3 ordinary stages of consciousness,

other states have been observed by practitioners from different

cultures and by scientist alike.

 

YOU have to decide how and what works best for YOU.  We just

try to let YOU know all variation of consciousness so that it works

best for YOU and YOUR spiritual life.

 

Modern meditation scholars have classified various forms of

meditation into three categories; focused attention, open

monitoring, and automatic self-transcending.

 

YOUR intent plays into this spiritual realm of YOU but also

Feelings and emotions also play a factor into YOUR spiritual

mind.  YOU have to find YOUR groove in meditating or praying

that works best for YOU.  It is always about what works best for

YOU.

 

This website talks about all the different parts of Mind, Body and

Spirit that makes the best YOU and so you can progress

throughout YOUR life.

 

 

 

 

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Ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and

forgiveness.  I practice it often:    writing down one

of my children’s name or saying it out loud and

then praying:  I am sorry, please forgive me, I love

you, thank you.  I repeat it for at least 10-15 minutes

for that person.  I pray it before I go on auto trip –

touching my car.  I have prayed it in an airplane

when there has been turbulence.

It corrects, restores and maintains good

relationships among family members and their God

by getting to the causes and sources of trouble.

There was a Hawaiian psychiatrist that performed

this with inmates in prison for murder.  The ones

he performed this on were released from prison

because they became good citizens.

 

Ho’oponopono in 4 simple steps

  1. Repentance –  I AM SORRY
  1. Ask forgiveness  –  PLEASE FORGIVE ME
  1. Gratitude – THANK YOU
  1. Love  –  I LOVE YOU

 

I  have used Ho’oponopono for years plus I meditate and

Pray also.  I use all the tools I have in my Tool Box.

Deepen YOUR understanding of how the universe and especially

YOUR part of the universe

 

It is not always easy and can be very stressful on each of us

Individually but accept that we are the sum total of all past

thoughts, emotions, words, deeds and actions and that our

present lives and choices are colored or shaded by this memory

bank of the past, then we begin to ssee how a process of

correcting or setting aright can change our lives, our families and

our society.

 

The above is from Momah Nalamaku Simeona that founded the

Foundation of I, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How happy are you?

The following are some ways to make SELF happy:

  1. Things cannot make you happy

People cannot make you happy

Only YOU can make YOU happy.

Do you want to be happy?

You may have to give up some of the negative thoughts

You may have to fill those spots with positive thoughts

As humans we are have childhood issues or life issues

No one can be happy 24/7 for life

What do you have to loose to be happy as much as you can?

  1. Take control of YOUR time

Research has shown that people who are able to take

control of their day are happier than people who have no

sense that they can control their day

Stop right now and sit and smile and be happy for 20

seconds.  That is controlling your time and smiling

YOU can control a lot of time throughout YOUR day

  1. Smile

I made it a rule for myself that when I am walking into any

store that I smile at anyone passing me by.

We are all connected – all because of our energy and

because we all are here at the time we are supposed to be

here at this time and in this space.

  1. Find work and activities that you are good at and that

will be meaningful to YOU, I have always done projects:

I have a 2,000 books library – love to read and do research.

I knit baby blankets, knitting my daughter a jacket, made the

boy’s blankets.  I have taken oil painting and have a couple

of nice painting I have done.  I write this blog and truly enjoy

sharing all my research with YOU.

I cannot stress enough but to turn OFF YOUR TV

Get off the phone or computer.  Stop gossiping.

Take classes for anything you enjoy.  I took an algebra class

When I was 65 and loved it and the teacher loved me.

Always learn more, always be happier, always smile.

YOUR peace and harmony as you age will help in

aging healthy and happy.

  1. invest in shared things; vacations, family time, friends

time.  It is sometimes hard not to collect stuff, but I have

accumulated my books, my fabric for sewing, my yard for

knitting, my research papers, so I try to get everything

organized and orderly.  To someone else it is stuff but to

me it is my projects that I am working on.

  1. Always have an exercise program you are working – not

Anything huge like a marathon – if you would like it – do it.

I have a rebounder (you have to order the good ones) and

A stationery bike for the winter months but I do swimming

In the summer to build up my leg muscles.

  1. Have to have enough sleep – 6 – 8 hours a night.
  1. If you have a “small” box – tear down the sides by learning

Something new or do a new project you have done before.

It will make more to your life in learning anything new;

a new thought or a new project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you willing to grow beyond TODAY?

 

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The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not “the

Thinker.”

The moment you start watching the thinker; a higher level of

consciousness becomes activated.

You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence

Beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that

Intelligence.

You also realize that all the things that truly matter—–

Beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace —

Arise from beyond the mind.

YOU BEGIN TO AWAKEN

YOUR mind has gone from 0 at birth to what it is today – but

Defining YOUR mind is not easy because it is YOUR mind-

And for the FREE mind to be defined it has to accept that

On a daily basis YOU define who you are;

NOT:

TV

PROFESSORS

PARENTS

FRIENDS

MENTORS

They can be wonderful teachers but you are who you define.

Have a mission everyday, be in control of your day and not

your day controlling you.

 

Make it a habit to ask yourself:

What is going on inside of me at this very moment?

How am I feeling?

What am I thinking?

Know that you have a past and appreciate that past

And know that you have a future and be grateful for that future.

But in this moment in time; how are you feeling and what are

you thinking.

Remember that there are only 2 feelings:

Love and fear

I choose love

I choose forgiveness

I choose being proactive

I choose being in the NOW

I choose letting go

I choose to be the giant

 

Do not choose fear

Not forgiving brings disease, stress, and high blood pressure

And forgiving self MENTALLY first is beneficial to

a long and healthy life

Do not be reactive – always last one to the table

Do not hang onto yesterday’s issues.

Do not create a problem – because it creates pain.

 

Is there joy, ease, lightness, peace, and harmony in what

I am doing today?
See the picture I have posted in this blog?

Are you going into the fog or are you clearing a path as you go?

 

When you live in the moment, because you have let go of

any unhappiness from the past you begin to have JOY.

Never be concerned about the out come of what you are doing

because it will be JOY in the end with the practice of Love

 

Where ever you are being there totally – do not think of anything

else but where you are and what is going on that moment.

Breathing is so important to you living in the moment.  Take

some time each week to just sit and breathe.  Breath deeply

and you will know when you are breathing too shallow.

Shallow breathing is not healthy and your cells need the oxygen

That you are breathing in deeply.  Count to 10-20 breathing in

And hold that breathe and then breath out slowly.

All these are so good mentally for YOU and the moment.

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The inward journey

“The longest journey is the journey inward.”

Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings

This quote  is from Dag Hammarskjold (July 29, 1905 — September 18, 1961) who served as the second Secretary General United Nations, and the only UN Secretary-General to die that office.
Reading something profound like the above moves me to empower SELF, seeks to improve SELF, and appreciate SELF.

What does it do for YOU?

Reading books, non-fiction, biographies, auto-biographies will empower SELF.
When I read about a specific topic, I try to read at least five other authors’ view on the same  subject to get their theories or thoughts.  Never read just one author’s opinion on topic-because YOUR MIND will get stuck in their theory or thought.
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