Friday, July 31, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Day 800: You are the Train Driver

You are in the driver's seat - now how do you change the direction of the train you're driving?

How do you support yourself to walk through and eventually stop mind possessions from taking place at all? How do you support yourself to stop justifying your reactions and possessions?

What is the KEY to change?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Day 795: Oops, When You Like Someone Else

What do you do when you're attracted to someone other than your partner? Do you shut up and try to stay away from the person you're attracted to, or do you...?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Day 794: Wasn't Me

Why is your first response to doing something you shouldn't have done trying to shift the blame onto someone else?

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Day 792: Chasing Sex

Sex and money are two of the most prominent figures in all of our lives - how much of your sex life takes place in your imagination?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Day 790: Dream Big

What future do you see for yourself? Do you limit yourself to the "typical American dream" of a family and nice house? Don't you want more? Don't you want to create something substantial, that will grow and change the lives of others? I do - I want to be part of something BIG.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Day 789: Relationship Success Support: Long Distance Relationships

In this next episode of the Relationship Success Support series with Cerise Poolman, we are talking about Long Distance Relationships - the benefits, the challenges, the lessons and how one is able to practically support themselves and their partner in a long distance relationship.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Day 786: Personal Empowerment

What is Personal Empowerment?

If you look at the world now - you may see a certain definition of personal empowerment: personal empowerment within self interest. This is what has largely contributed to the state of the world. When people empower only themselves and look out for their own interests, the result is a dog-eat-dog world.

What would happen if we were to redefine self empowerment within the context of what is best for ALL LIFE?

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Day 785: Alternate Realities

So it seems like my audio recordings are not very popular so I will be going back to written blogs.

Today I pose the question: What is an alternate reality?

Well, it is when you create an image in your mind - this image can be a belief, opinion, self definition, perception, whatever - and believe that that "image" is true. So let's say you believe that you have a particular destiny, and have built up a series of images and really good feelings around this belief - so much so that you will actually think that this destiny of your is going to manifest any moment.

Unfortunately, you will most likely not recognise that you are living in an alternate reality until something forces you to see. Usually by then you've already build up a collection of consequences. Most often, it's the friends and family of someone living in an alternate reality who will try and help that person. Unfortunately (again), it is unlikely that anyone will be able to support them to "get back to reality" - they have committed themselves to this belief and will not let go of it easily.

Hell - most people in the world are living in alternate realities. Consider how little focus is put on serious global/societal issues, compared to frivolous and superficial distractions. I would go so far as to say that any person who deliberately (or otherwise) ignores the problems in the world is living in an alternate reality - for the simple fact that these problems affect ALL OF US. It's not like global warming won't touch the rich.

So, what do you do? What CAN you do? If you're the one living in an alternate reality then you probably won't know it, or you may refuse to consider that as being a possibility. Any person can walk this solution, everyone probably really should: cross reference yourself! If you have a thought, make sure it's based on reality - on what is real. Is the thought valid? The next point you can check is whether the thought is creating an emotional response within you - do you feel a certain way when you think about that thing? If there is any kind of movement within you, positive or negative, you need to flag that thought for further investigation.

If you are trying to support someone else who is living in an alternate reality, realistically there is probably not much you can do. Supporting another person requires that they are willing to support themselves - if that is not present then you're going to be banging your head against a wall. Even if someone wants to support themselves to change they will probably "fall" back into old habits (more than a few times) so you are going to need some serious patience. It will not help to attempt to challenge the person's belief - that will simply clamp down on it tighter. You need to try to show them what they are doing in such a way that they will actually be able to see it - there is no magical answer to answer specifically "how" to do this - you're going to have to test what works and what doesn't - mostly you will probably be finding out what doesn't work.

Given how easily we believe the things going on inside our heads, it's quite a tricky, though common point to walk through.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015