Kevin, the protagonist plays a spy dying of cancer and trying to leave his job to reconnect with his estranged wife, Connie Nielsen, and daughter, Hailee Steinfeld, who he pushed away during his career to keep them safe.
Heard plays an elite assassin who trades Kevin a potentially life saving drug for him to kill a terrorist called the wolf who is selling dirty bombs.
It’s not a great movie but entertaining enough. And, Amber Heard and Connie Nielsen are both very nice to look at.
But that’s not what’s important…
3 Days to Kill’s Spiritual Insight
There is a family of squatters that Kevin can’t get out of his house, in France, because it’s Winter and he has no legal recourse.
Kevin let’s them stay for that and because the squatters father’s, Jules who is played by Eriq Ebouaney, daughter is having a baby.
Jules promises to leave when the baby is born. But when that happens, Kevin tries to convince them to stay.
What is important is what the father says then. He says “Everything is as it should be”.
That’s an extremely profound statement that most people never realize.
In today’s political climate, a good portion of people are dissatisfied about who is in charge.
In today’s media climate, the media gives those who are dissatisfied a bigger voice.
The voices may change in the next election cycle, but dissatisfied voices will still have the megaphone.
All of those dissatisfied voices and many more fail to understand that we have collectively created whatever mess we are complaining about and that everything is as it should be.
It is as it should be partly because there is a lesson for us to learn. And if we don’t learn it, the circumstances will present themselves again; often with more painful consequences.
On an individual level, you are unsuccessfully fighting what is.
You can’t fight what is. It is. You can accept what is and you’ll feel better. Then, you can start creating instead of fighting.
You are just wasting your time and energy fighting.
Stop fighting and start creating.
Here’s a basic analogy, not accepting what is is like swimming against a current. You will never move very far forward.
When you accept what is and start creating, you are in effect using the current to help you get where you want to go.
The problem is that very few people actually have these skills and understanding.
I do and this is what my coaching programs are about.
I help people see the currents, remove their blockages and start using the current to eliminate what they don’t want in their life and create what they do want.
It’s really not difficult when you know how.
So, why don’t we start working together to help you have a so much better life?
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If you are unfamiliar, Qi Gong is a mind-body, healing, exercise, meditation practice. It’s like Yoga but different and the three Intentful Corrections are a foundational component of Qi Gong.
You may be more familiar with Tia Chi. Tia Chi is a derivative of Qi Gong.
Anyhow, the Three Intentful Corrections is said to distill the healing elixir within and promises healing on every level of our being.
“Minding the body and the breath, and then clearing the mind, distills the elixir within.” – Chinese Teacher
Basically, you will be consciously using you mind, body and breath to create balance and harmony in your mind, body and life.
As I said, I’ve been doing Qi Gong and the three intentful Corrections for probably 20 years or so and I rarely get sick.
I can’t even remember the last time I was sick. Sure, I get sniffles from time to time but never anything that would have me miss a day of work.
Can I say it’s all do to Qi Gong and the Three Intentful correction?
I certainly believe it helps.
I would also add that meditation has been scientifically shown to have health and healing benefits. IMHO, meditation is like magnified sleep. It returns your body to homeostasis. Only meditation works better, faster and has numerous other benefits.
And, Qi Gong is a meditation.
How to Do the Three Intentful Corrections
I learned about them from reading Roger Janke’s book The Healing Promise of Qi. There were many beneficial teachings in the book but this was my big take…
The three Intentful Corrections is basically 3 simple steps in my words.
- Adjust your body and spine
- Deepen your breath
- Clear your mind
Just do them as often as possible. Do them as many times a day as you can.
Here’s a video I just found on YouTube of Roger explaining what to do that I highly recommend watching.
The Three Intentful Corrections are one of many techniques I’ve learned and practiced over the years that I can use to help you improve any and every facet of your life.
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First, I mentioned great spiritual books that didn’t make my top 3 including The Celestine Prophecy, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Be Here Now, The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success, The Four Agreements, The Seat of the Soul .
Then, I shared my third most powerful book I ever read and my second most powerful book I ever read. Namely The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolley and The Pathwork of Self-Transformation by Eva Pierrakos respectively.
The Most Powerful Book
So, the most powerful book I ever read is Osho’s The Book of Secrets.
Osho, also known as Rajneesh, Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh is a controversial figure who called himself the “spiritually incorrect mystic”.
But, don’t let that influence you negatively.
I frequently advise people not to trust me but to listen, evaluate and decide for yourself. Let me earn your trust by repetitively helping you. When I have earned your trust, continue listening, evaluating and deciding for yourself.
The basis for that is also much of the basis of what Osho talks about in The Book of Secrets.
The Book of Secrets is Osho’s interpretation of the 112 meditations described in the Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu scripture from around the second century BCE.
It took me about 4 years to complete the book. By “complete the book” I mean, play with all 112 meditations.
I say “play” because, that’s what I did. It’s always been a core philosophy of mine and it’s also what Osho recommends.
This is a serious book that can only be leveraged through playful implementation.
Have you ever heard that said about a book before?
Regardless, “playful implementation” is an important clue to successfully using this book.
You must be playful and you must do the work or you will get less benefit.
This Book Is Not for Everyone
But, If you are serious about your meditation practice, then this is the one book you should buy:
Get Osho’s The Book of Secrets now
If you are just beginning your meditation practice, I recommend an easier Osho book like Pharmacy for the Soul.
Or, in a similar fashion to how I found Osho, you could just go to Amazon and get one of his books that just seems to “speak to you”.
Anyhow, I highly recommend introducing yourself to the subtle wisdom of the most powerful book I ever read as you will, if you playfully implement the discourse, likely enjoy a powerful transformation.
I also mentioned a few other helpful spiritual books. You can click the previous link to see more details.
Now that you are all caught up, my second most powerful book I ever read is The Pathwork of Self-Transformation by Eva Pierrakos.
It is a very practical book for getting to know your mind and fixing what isn’t working in your life.
It explains with great insight and detail the workings of your mind. And if you use it correctly you can seriously make your life easier and better.
It’s one of those books that, depending on where you are in your spiritual journey, may be even more helpful the second or third time you read it.
However, when you invest your money and buy the book, spend your time to read it and then implement it’s teachings, you won’t be disappointed as your returns will be exponentially beneficial to you.
Although I don’t suggest everyone read the number one, most powerful book I ever read, I do say that everyone should read The Pathwork of Self-Transformation; and The Power of Now.
Both of these books will help you live a better, happy, healthy and more peaceful life.
But, for a certain few, I recommend the most powerful book I ever read.
I’d have to say that the third most powerful book I ever read is Eckhart Tolley’s The Power of Now.
I read it, probably, almost 20 years ago now.
After embarking on a spiritual journey of books that included The Celestine Prophecy, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Be Here Now, The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success, The Four Agreements, The Seat of the Soul and many more, I came across The Power of Now.
To my disbelief, I realized that it came as depicted in The Celestine Prophecy; exactly at the right time. And, everything just seemed to fall into place; all the books I read and the the ones I would soon be reading – and implementing.
I’ve never looked back.
I did give copies away to people I thought may appreciate it.
But usually when you give someone the keys to better living, they almost never immediately use them.
The Powerful Effect
The Power of Now had a big, powerful effect on me.
It enabled me to get out of my own way and become the ultimate creator of my life.
I still had much to learn but life became increasingly easier and easier. I was no longer swimming upstream against the invisible current of my self sabotage.
Getting out of my own way became obvious and I began learning how to master how I felt. When I didn’t feel good, I not only knew why, but how to fix it.
As I said, The Power of Now is the second most powerful book I ever read.
Reading it – and practicing that which I learned – was a huge step in my growth as a human being.
It gave me some tools I didn’t have to make my life exponentially easier and better.
But, not nearly as many as the most powerful book I ever read.
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Self Actualization and Mastery Made Easy
Find What’s Missing
You know that deep seeded, conflicted feeling that something is missing, not right or went wrong. This solves that. Finding what’s missing allows you to feel whole, at ease and on the right track.
This is known as Self Realization.
Fix What’s Broken
Our parents and society messed all of us up to some degree. It’s just a matter of how much. Fixing that which is broken allows us to overcome our limitations and live the life we were always meant to live.
This is known as Mind Mastery.
Feel Amazing at Will
Ever have “bad” days? Once you learn these skills, you never will again. And, you’ll know exactly how to create any feelings that you want and how to use them to attract whatever you want.
This is know as Active Positive Focus.
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We all have been victims of the left vs. right conundrum.
We see it on the news and on our social media sites.
Being left or right simply means that you identify with a certain belief system.
Mentally healthy people are open minded and understand that they are so much more than their belief system.
I’d like to share an analogy that helps illuminate the futility of identifying with and ideology.
If you identify with the left, that means that most of your decisions will have you going left. If you identify with the right, that means that most of your decisions will have you going right.
No matter which side you are on you will make a circle and end up in the same spot and the more extreme you are, the smaller your circle will be.
I’m not saying never go left or right, I’m saying that if you identify with left or right, you will end up mostly going in that direction. And, if you do, you will make a circle and eventually end up where you started.
Stop identifying and make conscious choices and you’ll always be in a healthier-for-you spot.
Continually covering the same ground is a form of insanity and an indicator that you are not growing as a human being. You are making circles, but you are stuck.
If you were growing, you wouldn’t identify with left or right, you’d be moving forward.
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When you wish for something, you are unknowingly reinforcing not having what you want.
Instead of wishing for something, envision yourself already having that which you want.
See yourself enjoying it.
Use all of your senses and make it as real as possible. Feel the gratitude, especially.
When you are finished, ask for this or something better to unfold.
What you want will come to you much easier and faster.
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“Surrender” is a severely misunderstood word and action.
One a “good” thing; the other, usually not…
But, most importantly, if you understand that surrendering doesn’t require an object, you have a tool in your mental arsenal that most don’t and won’t.
No offense to anyone, but the reason surrendering to Jesus is so effective, is less about Jesus and more about the surrendering.
Specifically, the “what” you are surrendering?
That’s the big clue!
The most important thing that I ever learned in my life is…
First let me narrow it down by saying that It is something I learned from over 20 years of meditation, probably thousands of hours of studying scholars, philosophers, history and religious leaders plus thousands of hours experimenting on myself.
I am consciousness.
It is the answer, solution and cure to everything, period.
It is the the ultimate reason, direction, destination and journey
You are consciousness, we are consciousness.
Knowing who you are is the keystone for knowing what you want, mastering your mind and consciously creating your dreams; fulfilling your purpose.
Also, the people who are living their best lives are conscious, the people suffering the most are the least conscious.
Your next question should be: ok, how to be conscious?
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You may know the dance like nobody’s watching quote, but today I have a dance like nobody’s watching story.
Dance Like Nobody’s Watching Story
It’s best to imagine it as you read this.
I’m sitting upstairs doing a bit of writing on my laptop.
I hear loud music begin playing outside.
At first I try to just ignore it but I start wondering who is playing music this loud out front?
So, out of the window and I see a Fedex or Amazon truck, not sure, and a young girl delivering a package.
The driver’s side door is wide open into the street and the music, dance music, is blasting.
The home she was delivering the package to has a clear and all glass front door.
Just inside the door, their dog, a sort of Boxer-Pit Bill mix.
Then the young girl delivered the package and started dancing for the dog who sat there with a dumb, confused look on his face.
“What are you doing, woof?”
The music was full throttle and so was she. I mean, she was really shaking it – dancing like nobody’s watching.
Steadily watching her, the dog sat there entertained in doggie disbelief.
Suddenly the dog’s owner came to the door and startled the unexpectant, dancing delivery driver.
She turned and ran back to her truck.
Laughing at the whole event, I thought that’s the way to do it.
Dance Like Nobody’s Watching Quote
The whole dance like nobody’s watching quote is attributed to songwriters Susanna Clark and Richard Leigh for the song “Come from the Heart” and goes like this:
You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money
Love like you’ll never get hurt
You’ve got to dance like nobody’s watchin’
It’s gotta come from the heart if you want it to work.
Controversy surrounds the quote as others have subsequently changed, added and inverted some lines, then used and credited as the originator. Read this to learn more.
Regardless, the point is that dancing like nobody’s watching makes you feel amazingly in tune with your essential self.
Most, rarely if ever, get to experience their essential self. Even if only for a brief moment.
Most people spend their entire life never knowing their essential, true, higher self.
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Every year about this time there is a shit ton of conflicting information being published about how to achieve your goals.
So, I’m going to briefly discuss goal setting then share two points of note to help you decide the best use of your time and energy for 2020.
Know What You Want
First, you are always told your goals must be clearly defined, actionable, realistic and measurable. True enough.
It is absolutely critical to creating the life that you want that you know what you want.
If I asked a hundred people off the street what it is that they want in life, only a small percentage would be able to immediately answer.
And, you not only need to know, but you need to be able to visualize it happening. More on this later…
So, I’m not against goal setting, but I prefer the phrase know what you want. It sounds like less work and more fun.
If you like fun, then I recommend reading The Secret to Happiness.
Also, knowing what you want implies a connection to your essential self and your intrinsic desires. Knowing what you want implies that you know what makes your heart sing. Otherwise, if you achieve your goal, it won’t bring you joy.
I’d also like to highlight the importance of visualization. If what you visualize makes you feel “good”, then it’s likely a worthy goal.
So, my point is that you mustn’t just set goals but you must know – truly – what it is that you want.
Change Your Mind
Not changing your mind is what dooms goal setting to failure.
If you think and believe that which you always have, you’ll only act a certain way for a brief time before falling back into the same patterns and ultimately getting the same results.
It’s critically important to achieving success to find the thoughts and beliefs that are preventing you from achieving your goals, eliminate and replace them with thoughts and beliefs that will help you achieve your goals.
If you change your mind correctly, you can not only achieve your goals but accelerate your achievements.
Specifically, I’m talking about programming you subconscious beliefs for success.
How to Achieve Your Goals Faster and with Minimal Effort
Explaining how to change your thoughts and beliefs and reprogram your subconscious beliefs will accelerate your results but it is beyond the scope of this post…
Plus, I’ve already written how to do all that and more including how to know what you want, how to improve your focus and how to consciously create any reality you choose.
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Basically, it walks you through how to know who you truly are, know what you truly want, how to master your mind and how to consciously create your best, happy, healthy, abundant dream life.
Implementing this blueprint will get you what you want the fastest and easiest way possible.
So, download the blueprint, read it and start putting it to use for a great 2020. And that’s is how to achieve your goals in 2020 w/ minimal effort.
The other day I wrote about emotional intelligence in my Santa Miracle story but didn’t call it that. I basically explained it as finding the positive in what appears to be a bad situation.
I attended the Government Mule concert the other night in Philly and had an incident.
The usher had put us in the wrong seats. I was sitting a row in front of my sister and her husband. My sister complained that the row behind her, which was separated by a 2″ x 6″ ledge was a disaster waiting to happen. Food spillage was her concern.
When we got the seats straightened out, I sat in front of the food spillage disaster ledge and her and her husband were sitting in front of me.
The concert started. Government Mule’s headlining band was really good and we were all enjoying ourselves.
Then I reached back and felt my chair and butt which turned out to be covered with ketchup smothered sliders.
I turned to the people behind me who placed their leftovers on the precarious and lipless ledge and said “really”.
How mad could I be? My sister predicted it and the ledge was definitely a design fail.
I showed the girl who was paying attention to me my chair and told her my sister predicted this.
My sister, by the way, laughed hysterically the whole time.
The girl was really kind – very pretty – and apologetic. She remarked about how well I was handling the fact I was wearing someone’s dinner.
I told her that anger wouldn’t unspill it and we cleaned up the mess. She wiped the chair and I wiped my butt. Someone got me a new chair.
Benefits of Emotional Intelligence
My luck immediately turned for the better as the chair was a stool and I could see better; the next song was Shakedown Street, which is one of my favorites; I talked with the pretty girl and her friends who were really nice and no more food was spilled on me the rest of the night.
And best yet, the pretty girl bought me a beer!
Therefore, having some emotional intelligence saved me from having a miserable night and hurting myself by self destructively pointing anger at others and got me some free beer.
How to Get Emotional Intelligence
My Greater Powered System doesn’t specifically talk about emotional intelligence, but that is the result of mastering it. If you are tired of being your own worst enemy, then may I suggest downloading my free Blueprint.
I discuss this system in easy to follow steps that anyone can use to overcome ineffective and self destructive mindsets to create a better life.
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So, let me acknowledge that by taking action RIGHT NOW, you are in fact, leveraging an amazing act of emotional intelligence.
You probably already know the more common benefits of meditation like increased performance and focus; better sleep and more energy; reduced stress, depression and anxiety; improved emotional health and a myriad of additional and health benefits.
However, I have 3 other benefits of meditation that are rarely, if ever, shared and they way more beneficial and important to living a healthy, easy, fulfilling life.
Or, at least, better to know and be aware of; especially if you are younger.
That said, it’s never too late to benefit from these hidden benefits of meditation…
Hidden Benefits of Meditation
Opportunity to Self Realize
When you meditate, you become more conscious and begin to dis-identify with your ego.
As you become conscious, you realize your essential, eternal and “true” self (sometimes called your higher self) then begin feeling whole, complete, at ease, confident and in control.
Feeling incomplete, conflicted, like something is missing, broken or just not right is caused by not knowing your essential self.
Meditation is the best way to reveal your true self and self realize.
Ability Master Your Mind
When you become conscious you gain the ability to master your mind and end stress, struggle and suffering. That’s the second major benefit of meditation.
What causes all the stress, struggle and suffering in your life is your un-mastered mind. And, you cannot master your mind without being conscious.
So, meditation is the best way to be conscious and master your mind.
Ability to Consciously Create Your Reality
As you become conscious and master your mind, you gain the the third major benefit of meditation: the ability to consciously create any reality you wish.
Therefore, unwanted people, circumstances and experiences are a result of not consciously creating your reality. Life will seem beyond your control and negative things will happen to you. You are a victim of life, but more accurately, a victim of not consciously creating.
When you master your mind, you control what you think, believe, feel, create and attract.
When you consciously create, your needs and wants are quickly and effortlessly fulfilled.
Meditation is the best way to increase consciousness and create your best life.
How to Meditate
You may now be wondering how to meditate?
I teach a simple, effective meditation in a free report I just published.
Click the next link to download my Greater Powered Blueprint, it explains everything you need to know and a bit more.
Additionally, it contains the exact blueprint you can use to not only enjoy for yourself the hidden benefits of meditation, but also the steps needed to self realize, master your mind and consciously create your dream life.
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Invitation to Join the Movement
Meditation, the last and fourth step of the 4 steps of thinking.
Hopefully, you have read the previous posts on freestyle, contemplation and concentration. If you have, you know we talked a lot about space, movement, boundaries, consciousness and energy.
These important clues will probably make more sense as we talk about meditation and other metaphysical subtleties.
Meditation is like the conscious off button for your mind.
Meditation is conscious non thinking.
If you stopped thinking but were NOT conscious, you’d be unconscious, dead or hypnotized.
It is extremely import to recognize the importance of being conscious. Seriously, I just wrote that.
BTW, hypnosis has its uses, but consciousness is where it’s at.
Actually, and it took me years to figure this out, but, consciousness is the answer, solution, cure and XXXX to everything.
Don’t believe me? Try contemplating it until you are able to disprove it. : )
Anyhow, before I move on, I’d like to mention another extremely notable point about meditation. And that is that increases your energy, it restores your body and mind and opens you up to accessing the infinite power and intelligence of the universe.
Right! It’s really powerful stuff.
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In the next post, I’ll expand on the 4 steps of thinking when I share the benefits of meditation that gurus never share.
The third step of the four steps of thinking is concentration.
Have you ever been yelled at by a parent or other authority figure to “concentrate”?
Has anyone ever taught you how to concentrate or about concentration?
You’d think someone would have made sure we knew and understand what it is and how to do it before yelling at us.
So, let me clue you to some details about concentration that you were never taught.
And, BTW, the reason I’m pointing out what may seem a bit obvious here is because it becomes critical to understand some of the more subtle points when and if you want to master your mind.
Concentration is when you consciously focus to a single point.
Your thoughts aren’t allowed to move beyond or off of that point. It isn’t thinking or contemplation.
Concentration takes increased consciousness and wastes less energy than freestyle thinking and contemplation.
I’m sure, hopefully, you’ve attempted concentration before?
So, let me quickly summarize the first 3 steps of thinking. Freestyle thinking, as I call it, is unbound, arbitrary, lacks focus and conscious control and wastes energy. Contemplation is consciously focused and constrained by boundaries and wastes less energy than freestyle thinking. Concentration is thought consciously focused to a single point and wastes less energy than freestyle thinking and contemplation. They all, so far, require movement and time.
That leads to the final step of thinking which is actually not thinking. But, I’ll get in to that soon enough…
Getting my FREE Report Report Greater Powered: The Blueprint for Manifesting Your Unimaginable Dream Life is an amazing idea if you want to read more about thinking, meditation and more.
In the next post, I’ll discuss the last step of the 4 steps of thinking : meditation
Did you know that there are 4 steps of thinking that you should have been taught?
Have you ever even thought about thinking? It’s probably the last thing on your mind, huh?
It seems crazy to me that something we do all day everyday is so thoroughly ignored and misunderstood.
I mean, shouldn’t we have been taught how to think in, let’s say, first grade – if not sooner?
NOTE: This series of posts about the 4 steps of thinking contains useful information about the minding process that we all should have been taught and does not contain a bunch of established, useless, scientific, psychological bullshit (nor does this blog).
Anyway, it is what it is. But, that’s part of why I started this blog and career; because it took me sooooo many years of research and meditation to discover much of what I wish to share.
So, the first of the 4 steps of thinking is just normal thinking. I like to call it “freestyle thinking” because it differentiates it from the other steps of thinking and sounds much better that “drunken monkey mind thinking”.
Freestyle thinking is characterized by its lack of focus, direction and most importantly lack of conscious control.
It is also characterized by its immense waste of energy.
Other important points of note are that it involves movement and time (you’ll see the importance in later posts).
Because you are extremely familiar with freestyle thinking and everything becomes much clearer when you understand the other three steps, I won’t beat this dead horse anymore.
You can read more about freestyle thinking, contemplation and more in my FREE Report Greater Powered: The Blueprint for Manifesting Your Unimaginable Dream Life.
In the next post, I’ll discuss the second step of thinking: contemplation
Are you tired from your drunken monkey mind going 90 mph 24/7?
Monkey mind is a Chinese or Buddhist term used to describe an “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable” mind, according to Wikipedia.
Absolutely! We all know what it is.
And why does this stupid monkey mind seem to be nocturnal? Go to sleep dammit!
Furthermore, most people suffer with drunken monkey mind their entire life and never learn how to control or stop it.
However, the solution is simple, consciously turn off your mind and you’ll have peace. Plus, you’ll also experience joy from your newly found freedom.
How to consciously turn it off you mind is something you were probably never taught; if you are like me and most everyone else.
So, if you don’t know how to stop it, then you are doomed to continue suffering with the noise, activity and the other pains of an un-mastered mind like feeling crappy, uninvited and unintended problems and unfulfilled goals, dreams and desires.
Above all, you don’t want spend your life like that, do you?
Of course not! So, do something about it…
But what? You ask.
Meditate! That’s how you learn to control the beast. And, with practice it gets easy.
I explain meditation, how to meditate and other mind mastery techniques in my FREE Report Greater Powered: The Blueprint for Manifesting Your Unimaginable Dream Life.
Read the blueprint if you want to master your mind and/or create a better life quickly, easily and with minimal effort. It’s amazing!
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Hi! I’m Bill Cassidy and I am a Mindset Coach, Spiritual Adviser and Lifestyle Entrepreneur.
I help experts, influencers and top performers conquer the self defeating mental bullshit that keeps them stressed, struggling, suffering and stuck. Then I help them create new and better problems like having too much time, money, energy and freedom.
The best way to level up your life and get better problems fast, is through coaching.
I may be the perfect coach for you because of my experience; I’ve had a shit ton of problems and made even more mistakes. (here’s one of my favorite quotes: if you aren’t making mistakes you’re dead.) Then I started mastering my mind and after a few years, I had no problems (which sucked BTW); and now I’m mastering manifestation and creating better problems.
Imagine your biggest problem being that you only have all week to book yet another weeks long tropical vacation.
When you overcome your self sabotage and limiting beliefs, what kind of problems would you like?
It’s best to be in control and choose the problems you want to create.
I’ve done the hard work on myself, so I can explain the hows, whats and whys, but honestly who cares…
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I recently wrote about the benefits of meditation and today I thought I’d flip the coin and discuss the negative effects of meditation.
Here’s my take away on the several articles that I read…
They all discussed the possibility of experiencing negative side effects like, nausea, headaches, hallucinations and amplifies emotional problems.
A Critical Meditation Distinction
In my over 20 years of meditation, I never experienced any negative physical side effects. However, I did experience what I may describe as hallucinations while meditating; seeing colors and light with movement.
I wouldn’t say that I experienced amplified emotional problems, but emotions do become more obvious.
That leads me to the important distinction that seemed to be missing from each of the articles I read.
That distinction is that meditation is conscious non thinking. So, if you are perceiving an emotion, a hallucination, a headache as a problem, then you are not meditating. You are thinking.
The problem arises from a deficiency in our language. We understand meditation as a doing when in fact it is exactly the opposite.
We confuse meditation with meditation techniques.
Meditation is less the problem and the problem has more to do with the meditation technique being used.
By the way, one of the articles was relatively clear about this, but the others, not so much…
Meditation, as I stated earlier is conscious, non thinking. Meditations, meditating and doing meditation describe techniques to assist you in becoming meditative; or again, conscious but without thought.
So, in my opinion, which wasn’t clear in any of the article I read is this; Meditation, if you are conscious and not thinking, has very few if any negative effects.
You may get cramps, but that’s not meditations fault, it’s your position or duration.
My point is conscious non thinking is never the problem, it’s almost always something else.
How to Overcome the Negative Side Effects of Meditation
Also in my opinion, the most common problem is the meditator having the wrong meditation technique for their unique experience and personality.
This why having a coach, someone who has practiced meditation for years and years is so valuable.
A coach can also address another common side effect of meditation, and that is the dealing with confusion, stuck and misinterpretations. This is the negative mental side of meditation and how anxiety, depression and amplified emotional issues come into play.
Overcoming your ego and the unhealthy, ineffective and self destructive thoughts, beliefs and convictions we all have is part of the process. But, like I did and you may too when you go it alone, you may go down some “wrong” paths that keep you stuck and suffering. Occasionally, problems become exacerbated.
If you choose to go it alone without a coach, May I suggest reading me Greater Powered Blueprint.
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Overcoming loneliness can seem like a difficult task, but it’s really not; when you know how…
The first step to overcoming loneliness is gaining a little bit of knowledge about how and why you feel lonely in the first place.
It’s important to note that chronic thoughts become your beliefs. So, if you believe something deep down, you will feel the effects of that belief on a continuous basis.
What that amounts to is that if you don’t like what you feel, then simply replace your beliefs and current thinking with something better.
By better I mean thoughts and beliefs that empower you and make you feel good.
The Secret To Overcoming Loneliness
The feeling of loneliness comes from thoughts and beliefs that you are separate. Which isn’t true. You are, and everything is, in fact, connected.
It seems just the opposite because of your beliefs. We, as humans, were mostly, incorrectly, taught to see things as separate.
When you were a baby, maybe your parents showed you a ball and said “ball”. This went on and on throughout your early development until you saw everything as separate.
And, today, there is relatively no one teaching how to make things whole.
Your mind labels and divides everything, among other activities, but it doesn’t put things whole unless you make it.
The process of making it is called self mastery and the process for making things whole is called synthesis.
The key to self mastery and synthesis is consciousness. When you become conscious, you will stop unnecessarily dividing everything and you will start seeing everything as whole and connected. Also, among other things.
You will also use your mind correctly, as a tool to solve problems instead of your mind being the master (keep reading).
When you consciously see everything as whole and connected you will no longer feel separate and alone. You will never feel lonely again.
And, if and when you do feel loneliness again, you’ll know how to simply change your thinking or find the source, which may be a belief, and fix it.
Therefore, the secret to overcoming loneliness is to consciously change your thinking and beliefs that you are separate to thoughts and beliefs that you are connected.
Simple enough, huh?
Thoughts of Separation
Now that you know why you feel loneliness, you need to be able to recognize thoughts of separation.
Let me say first, you’ll get better at this with practice. It will become easy and effortless.
The more obvious thoughts and beliefs that cause division and separation are race, nationalism and ideologies.
If you have strong race, nation or ideological beliefs you will likely never want to be alone. And, if you are alone you’ll surely want the TV or radio on.
Any thoughts and beliefs about being different cause division, separation and a feeling of being alone. Examples include, “I’m better than you because XYZ”, “Everyone else is good at XYX”, etc. They cause separation.
Surprisingly to me when I first learned, thoughts and beliefs that you are special also cause a lonely feeling. My mom told me I was special, but I’m not. I’m a unique expression of my source, but I’m not special; or more or less important or different than anyone else. We are all equally important and the same!
Also to note, depending on which thoughts and beliefs and how strongly you are attached to them, will determine how lonely you feel.
The deeper, more attached beliefs will cause you to feel the most lonely, while thoughts that you are special may not even be noticed.
5 Second Mind Hack
So, you are probably thinking “Tell me already, what is the simple 5 second mind hack for overcoming loneliness?”
Now that you know why you feel lonely, I’m sure you want to remove or replace the causes. Seems obvious, no?
First, I recommend tackling your current thoughts (I’ll eventually create a post for how to quickly and easily find and replace negative and disempowering beliefs).
So, here is the simple 5 second mind hack…
Basically, what you will be doing is reprogramming your mind through conscious repetition. This will change some of your beliefs and decrease the chances of you creating the same lonely feelings again.
Anytime you notice yourself thinking a thought of separation, immediately say to yourself; “No, that is not correct (you can use other words like empowering or helpful instead of correct). That thought (or belief) causes separation and I know I am not separate and I am connected to everyone and everything.
The trick is to be aware of your thinking and immediately correct the negative, disempowering, unhelpful, unwanted thoughts.
Overcome Any Unwanted Emotion
You can use this technique, not just to overcome loneliness, but to overcome any and every negative, low vibrational emotion you don’t want to feel.
Remove and replace all your negative, disempowering, self-defeating, unnecessary thoughts and beliefs and you will feel divine.
Also notable, you should talk to yourself kindly and lovingly. For most effectiveness, talk to yourself like you would to a child; with forgiveness and without judgement.
Additionally; the entity, for lack of a better word, who is noticing your thoughts and beliefs, that is your essential self. That is who you truly are. And as you become greater and greater, you will, hopefully, take control of your mind totally and be the master.
That is what you are ultimately working towards; self-mastery, authenticity and fulfilling your true purpose and potential.
That is what happens when you master your mind…
How to Accelerate Your Results
If you’d like to accelerate your results, you have two options:
- Make conscious your subconscious. You may have powerful subconscious beliefs that are sabotaging your conscious efforts. Meditation is a great tool for this. Simply go inside, find what you believe and then change it to a more empowering belief (I will soon be writing a more detailed post, so stay tuned).
- Get personalized support and coaching. Everything above is doable by everybody but personal support and coaching can accelerate your results dramatically. It’s also really nice, and convenient to have someone to get you through and over the tough spots.
So, if you want accelerated results for overcoming loneliness and other negative emotions, to know your essential self or to find and live your best life of purpose and fulfillment while experiencing divine feelings, simply apply for coaching.
You may be wondering how to change your life for the better because you don’t like it or something about it.
You probably want more time, money and freedom as well as peace, joy and bliss.
And surely, you want a quick, easy, painless way to change it with long lasting or permanent results.
How to Change Your Life for the Better
Just read this entire post and you’ll have the solution to all the problems you’ll ever have. And, you’ll also learn how to not create any new ones.
First, I need to lay the groundwork. A few pieces of understanding for the foundation.
One, there are no problems. Everything that happens in your life happens to make you conscious. That’s a good thing, not a problem.
So, don’t fight where you are…
Actually, it’s in your best interest to not mentally fight anything; simply except and forgive and you’ll immediately drop a lot of stress and anguish; and change your life for the better.
You may think that’s trite and/or possibly that just a mind shift won’t change much of anything.
You may be right (you’re not) but would likely be missing the underlying subtleties. : )
Your reality is a reflection of that which you have thought.
Chronic patterns of thought are called beliefs and both conscious and subconscious beliefs are the powerful creators of your reality.
Yes, I know there’s a huge debate about conscious, unconscious and subconscious. I’ll save my input for another day, as I disagree with many professionals (comment below if you want my understanding from 20 plus years of meditation and research; I’ll comment sooner than later).
So, if you change your thinking, your reality will change and you’ll change your life for the better.
The Trick to Changing Your Life for the Better
It’s very easy and anyone can do it. But there is a kinda “trick”.
The “trick” is actually the solution to everything; all problems forever…
The trick is that you have to become conscious.
Therefore, consciousness is the solution to all problems.
Now, if you are thinking anything but “I just received the keys to the universe”, then you are not grasping the full impact of what I just gave you.
It took me years and years of studying, research, observation, meditation and my own self work before I acquired that understanding.
So, I ask you to contemplate if consciousness is the solution to all problems.
Is that true? How could that be true?
Just so you know, what I did was I just planted a seed in your mind. And, if you do contemplate it, it will grow and you will become more conscious, and the more conscious you become, the more you’ll change your life for the better.
If you do nothing, the seed wont grow and flower. You’ll continue suffering with life and your mind until you consciously decide to do something.
So, the first step to change your life for the better, permanently forever, is to decide to change it by following a path of consciousness.
Since you are reading this post, I’ll assume you have already decided to change your life. You have taken action to find a solution, so you must have…
Now, simply decide to change your life for the better by following a path of consciousness,
The next step, then, is to start down that internal path to become conscious.
How to be Conscious
Your next question should be about how to be conscious.
As I see it, you have several simple choices.
- Pay attention to your thinking. Attention is the baby stage of consciousness. Consciousness is the witnessing of your thinking (another big clue). Start by noticing the positive and empowering thoughts vs. the negative and dis-empowering thoughts.
- Take up meditation. Get a book or watch meditation videos on YouTube would be a great first step. At first it seems really hard but stick with it. It’s like lifting weights for your mind. It gets easier with practice
- Continue reading this blog as I’ll be sharing more subtle insights including how to remove those unwanted negative, dis-empowering thoughts and reprogram your mind with positive, empowering thoughts; and more tips and insights to raise consciousness.
What is really important right now is that you have decided to change your path. Take some time to contemplate consciousness being the solution to all problems or take some action on one of the above steps.
The consequence of becoming conscious is peace, joy and bliss because when you become master of your mind, you control what and how you feel.
And, the more conscious you become the more you will understand and appreciate feeling good. Then you will always choose the ease of conscious thinking and feeling good over effort, pain and struggle of unconscious thinking.
To wrap this post up, if you are thinking that I didn’t give you the solution to more time, money and freedom, I did. There is no problem that consciousness doesn’t solve. Period!
If you ever think you have come across a problem that can’t be solved by consciousness, simply contemplate it for awhile or meditate on it and you’ll find that it will.
But, if you want a better answer for more time, money and freedom; setup and automated sales funnel, with email followup, to sell your products and services on the internet. That’s the best way to have more time, money and freedom.
Be aware though, true freedom is freedom from the burdens of your mind.
The reason I know these things is because I’m trained as an online business strategist and my passion is self-mastery.
I’m also a coach. So, if you’d like accelerated business or personal growth results, simply apply for coaching and I’ll help you get where you are going faster and with less effort, stress and struggle.
Anyway, decide and take the right action, right now, and you will change your life for the better, forever.