On the Preacher Bench

I had decided to walk to the gym that day, and by the time I got there of course it was raining. Hard. I keep a beat-up old fold-away umbrella in my gym bag, but I never use it because, well, real men just don’t use umbrellas. But what the hell, it was a cold, cutting November rain and I was drowning here.

Anyway, when I got there my pant legs and sleeves were soaked through, and the back of my jacket and shirt felt clingy and cold. Don’t you hate that feeling? I mean, why don’t they make umbrellas longer in back or something?

It’s Not God Saying No

Why Some Receive & Some Don’t

Does the Universe tell you “no” a lot? Ever get the feeling that it looks at what you’re doing and says, “No, you’re not ready to handle that.” Or maybe the feeling is more like, “That’s an unworthy goal, so I won’t let you have it.” Then again, maybe it’s your own thoughts and they’re saying, “Okay, I’ve tried and I’ve tried, but it’s just not working; guess I’m not meant to have this.”

Well, here’s some plain talk, so listen up. The Universe loves us limitlessly, unconditionally, unreservedly, so it gives us whatever we ask for. At the same time, however, have you ever noticed that some people seem to get whatever they ask for, while others get almost none of it? Even if the things they want are harmful to themselves or others.

You want to Be a Leader Why?

How to Change Your Impact on the World

Ever wonder what makes a great leader? Or more to the point, what makes you not a great leader? If there’s a secret to being out front and inspiring people to follow you, what IS that secret? Ever wonder that? Below I’m including a YouTube video that tells you why people follow an inspiring leader and ignore all the others who are just trying to lead.

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled.

Grit True or Grit False?

Getting Grit

Angela Duckworth – Grit

In my teens, I began feeling, as many people that age do, a serious lack of … something. Something I didn’t have but which I believed would enable me to live without the constant sense of malaise that gnawed away deep in my inner space. Within me was a strong sense of “I can’t do it”, whatever “it” might turn out to be, and furthermore, I probably wouldn’t ever be able to do it.

Upgrading You – The Talk

The six realm journey meditation

On September 5th, a small private group of members met by phone for an hour to talk about upgrading one’s self. Here’s one guided meditation from that talk:

Brief Overview 

The traditional lines that in the past have sometimes separated healing, self help and Law of Attraction have begun to blur. We have thought of self help as mainly for relationships and finances, while healing seemed more geared toward fixing our body or un-glitching our emotions.

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

There’s nothing of so infinite vexation As man’s  own thoughts. 
~ John Webster, The White Devil

I hope you’re ready to get pissed off. The other day I saw a graphic on facebook which said:

Modern Slaves Are Not in Chains, They’re in Debt.

And it appeared that most of those leaving comments were unhesitatingly agreeing with the idea. This little “truism,” however, snagged my attention because of the uneasy feeling it gave me.

Getting Stirred Up Isn’t Growth

Excitement Isn't Realization

AND EXCITEMENT ISN’T REALIZATION

There’s a reason why many politicians, preachers and pos-think gurus fire up their energy to a fever pitch before unleashing it on their audiences. It impresses. It gets immediate attention, usually uncritical attention, and the audience gets focused and swept away by the excitement. When we’re cranked up on adrenalin and dopamine, we’re much less likely to question things, less likely to carefully examine the ideas and information being handed to us.

Denzel’s Prophecy

IT’S NOT WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT YOU …

… it’s what you do about what they say about you. Here’s proof – Denzel Washington’s commencement speech at Dillard University.