Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Where Will I Be in My Life in 10 Years?

Here's to 10 years from 2015, when I will be 33, looking back on this post.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Gregg Braden on How You Create Your Reality

In October I wrote a post about Creating the Future that You Want. I just want to add now that Gregg Braden's books, The Divine Matrix and Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer, are saying the same thing.

                                       Gregg Braden on the Divine Matrix Presentation in Italy

The FEELING, is the prayer! Not the words. The words are just a catalyst to induce the feeling of that which you desire, has already come to pass!

Monday, November 16, 2015

After the Paris Attacks...

Hurt people, hurt others. We have all heard of this saying. 

"Anger is simply a manifestation of hurt, fear, or frustration." - Dr. Phil

A couple days after the Paris attacks by ISIS, I wonder how humanity can create heaven on earth. To answer this question, I turn to Bashar, an individual whom I consider to be a life teacher. I am curious to know his wisdom on evil, darkness, and negative energies. 

When we hurt others, we are attempting to reconnect with others in the only way we know how to - at the moment. If we felt connected with others, we would naturally want to love them back. We would not want to hurt or kill others. Even if what you believed on core issues are different from another, i.e., religion, you will still respect them and you will care for them. So in essence, when we are hurting, we are trying to reconnect with others with a really poor tool - anger, lashing out. 

There is wisdom in this quote:

"If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world. then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation"
- Lao Tzu

If  we can love and respect ourselves, we can love and respect others. When we show unconditional love and respect to others, we teach and enforce unconditional love in them, and in turn, they will do the same for those they encounter. When we love ourselves, we will not feel the need to control, or dominate others. Those who try and gain power, who try to control or dominate others, are ironically saying to others, I have NO POWER, so I need to force myself upon you or the situation. 

Well how do we love others in the first place? Can we really choose who we connect with? We act accordingly not to what we know is true, but what we feel to be true. Our feelings are directly linked to our beliefs and viewpoints. How can we shift our beliefs? By having new experiences that overtake that old belief. When enough people are convinced of a belief, we reach a critical mass. 

"Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has finally come." - Victor Hugo

We don't think about it every time we communicate directly or indirectly with someone else, but we influence them, and they influence us. That affects their beliefs on some level. This is why Lao Tzu's wisdom is truth. When we radiate unconditional love, naturally, without trying to be consciously aware of it every interaction, we will naturally affect those we pass by in a powerful and positive way. And when that individual experiences enough of that, their old beliefs stooped in negativity will be replaced. And when they radiate with compassion and caring, we will reach heaven on earth. 

Despite the negativity of the some of the things around the world, I have an intuitive sense that humanity's collective energy is more positive than negative as of now, and will grow in the times to come. I can't prove it, but...

call me psychic.

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

― John Lennon

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Create the Future You Want By

I once read from Erin Pavlina's blog that you can't have what you can't hold. Prayer that focuses on wanting something we currently perceive as a lack, only emphasizes to the universe and our higher selves, that we lack what we want. According to Erin and other spiritual teachers such as Bashar, the quickest way to get from point A to point B, is to know that we are powerful beings in the sense that we select which parallel reality we exist in in every moment. Every moment! Every moment, we are shifting into reality after reality, and we choose every second of our lives, what reality we select into our consciousness. Once we select ourselves into another reality, we may not perceive it as shifting into a different reality because the differences are so minute and we do not notice. Bashar states that we can select which realtiy we want to be in! We can choose to shift into the reality that we want, or not! Both exist! We are shifting into realities every second countless times, and we CAN CHOOSE! You do not need to learn how to shift, as we shift ALL THE TIME, every second, according to Bashar. Those familiar with the work of Dolores Cannon understand this concept as well. The concept that we create a new reality/parallel reality every time we make a decision, no matter how small or insignificant of a decision we perceive it to be!

So to get from where we are now, to where we want to be, is not to focus on the idea that we do not have it. We focus on emotions, visualizations, and live in the imagination and day dream of what if FEELS like to already be there! When we do this, not only do we use the law of attraction, but we are guaranteed to get to point B the fastest and surest path possible! Bashar says to never make detailed plans for the future beyond a general plan or sketch, for our conscious minds are not capable to lead us efficiently, but when we feel that what we want is already here, ie through day dreams, visualizations, and feeling those desires, we are shifting into that reality at that moment! The concept of all of time existing simultaneously is not something new to not only metaphysical and spiritual teachers, but also to many scientists, including Einstein who is in fact the originator of the idea of time being an Illusion.

"BRIAN GREENE: And this fusion of space and time would lead Einstein to perhaps the most mind-bending realization of all: the sharp difference we see between past, present and future may only be an illusion."

If time is all existing right NOW, then it wouldn't be unreasonable to believe that we can tune into time in the "future", as it is not really in the future, but it is all happening in the present moment.

We can now see why so many self-improvement gurus and spiritual teachers, especially Bashar, teaches us to follow our passion - whatever we are inspired by to do moment to moment <--

Passion translates to motivation and desire, burning desire. You naturally day dream about what you love to do. You naturally visualize what you want to succeed at, thus "attracting what you want" and shifting into that reality at that moment. Most often times, it seems like our conscious minds get in the way of where we want to get to. Because we believe we have to figure out all the steps we need to take to get there, something the conscious mind does. But as Bashar states, when you let go of the need to know everything of how you will get there, you will focus on the emotions of what it is like to already hold what you want, and that will inspire you to take the step led from inspiration, that the universe in all it's perfect synchroncity and alignment is leading you to take, and you will get there, because the universe is showing the way...


Also check out this link from Erin Pavlina on "Manifesting That Which You Desire"  <--

Waking Universe with Darryl Anka & Bashar

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Dying to be me! Anita Moorjani at TEDxBayArea Dying to be me! Anita Moorjani at TEDxBayArea: TEDx Video Info:  "Doctors had given Anita Moorjani just hours to live when she arrived at the hospital in a coma on the morning of Feb...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Great Spiritual Insights From "Beyond Our Sight"

The Following gems of Wisdom and Insight are from a documentary called "Beyond Our Sight"  by Anthony Chene

"The very first experience I had, in my first near-death experience, when I left the automobile, was exactly the, -what I call almost a human desire to reach those that I loved and who loved me and let them know that yes, I had just left the body, but I was in such peace and grace and light and love that they should have no anxiety about where I am. They can have human sadness that i've left that form, and they should have no sadness about where I am. That was the very first thing I wished I could communicate to them."

"I now know, or believe based on my own experience, that there is much that we cannot see but we can feel. So when I hear things like the string theory and others and quantum physics, all of it are examples of science beginning to understand and to explain what until now has never been able to be explained."

"And physics says we have 7 levels in string theory and 1 more level in M-theory for a total of 11 dimensions. Those 8 extra dimensions which we have not discerned are the dark energy, the 96% of the universe that we cannot yet even detect but we know mathematically that it's there from our astronomy. We know that the dark energy and the dark matter exist and make up 96% of the universe, which we don't yet see. There's a lot of room for a lot of afterlife and a lot of different levels out there. But the materialist scientists, who only want 3D, they won't look at it. They won't even – “No, it's a bunch of baloney.” They don't even look. They just say, “No good. Impossible. I'm not even going to look at it.” Well how do they know it's impossible? They see 4% of the universe, and the rest of it's impossible. That's ridiculous. We have to remember that it's not in our 4%. We can't know it all yet, but we're now at a point where we are making beachheads on a new territory, those other dimensions... They still have their careers. They're still worried about everyone else thinking they're crazy. So they are careful about saying things, and I understand that, but more of them should have a little more courage and say, 'I don't know everything. I'm going to look instead of saying it's impossible.' They should look."

"Most scientists tend to be pretty smart, and the smarter you are, the easier it is to fall in love with a theory, and theories are explanations. They make us feel comfortable in the world, so if you spend your entire adult life learning about a certain description of the way that the world works, you begin to be comfortable with that, and after a while, you begin to see the world in those terms. I happen to have a lot of friends who are theorists who can only see the world through their theory. So it is that combined also with a certain social taboo about what you're allowed to talk about in science and what you are not."

"I think when you are a scientist working on the edge of the known, if you really require certainty to feel comfortable, you're in the wrong business, because most of the time, you begin to recognize, when you're studying over the edge of what is know, nobody knows what's going on."

"My experience in the light enabled me to feel a deeper sense of spirituality less defined by any one religion or another. So all religions, in my opinion and experience, have true spirituality at the core, and all religions, to different degrees and in different ways, are guilty of a form of righteousness that has the details of their description be perceived of as the correct ones and the others the wrong ones. So the more we come together as one and realize the common goals that we have and listen to each others' spirituality and whatever we believe, actually, we will start to learn that, at the core, we are all feeling and believing mostly the same things, and the details that are different aren't actually so important that they deserve killing one another over them."

"There's a huge change in human consciousness now compared to the past, and continues to change. And now that we are beginning to talk more openly about it, then we are better able to hear and understand and believe other people's experiences and talk more ourselves about it. And that change is happening very quickly."

"I tell my clients that I can predict, but I cant make it happen. So when you come to me for a reading I give you a snapshot of what I see as a possibility. It's up to the client to create it. We project our own energy. Have you ever had a day that just started out to be the absolute worst day and mood and it just progressed throughout the entire day? That's because your energy is progressing negativity... you state what you want your day to be."

"There are only two ways, fear and love, nothing else. The rest doesn't exist, and fear is false. We use it, 'False Evidence Appearing Real.' That's what fear is. It's not real."

Saturday, September 26, 2015

What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

"What would I do if I knew I could not fail? The answer is several folds. One, I would live a life full of adventure. I would be climbing mountains, and challenging myself in nature through adventure sports and activities. But that can't be it. There is something even more to my life than just that. I really want to be a person who will be remembered for making positive, memorable differences in the lives of others. For one, I want to be a travel nurse. I want to travel nation-wide and internationally and see where that takes me. Then the idea of being a flight nurse has always intrigued me since the inception of that idea was implanted in my mind during my Junior year of nursing school. In addition, I want to learn all about spirituality, as I believe it is the essence of all life and matter in the universe. I want to learn and teach others about how science and spirituality are merging together. I want to learn about the powers that our ancient, indigenous world cultures have always said. I want to learn the different powerful healing techniques, abilities, and modalities to help better the lives of others. I want to teach others these healing modalities, and the different, powerful possibilities that can exist with embracing the true nature of spirituality. I want to be a role model for others of practicing compassion, unconditional love, and show others how great we can all be. 

I want to explore in my mind and the world out there. I want to explore possibilities that expand our understanding of who we are, who we can be, what we can do, and where we have come from. I want to understand the nature of reality. I want to be enlightened and know it all. I want to feel the awe and amazement that comes with realizing how amazing all of life and reality is. I want to be fascinated, amazed and awe-inspired. I want to explore, play, grow, transform, love, and be loved. 

That's what I really want to do with my life. I think that would be a life well-lived for me. However that description of the dream for me is huge. It's like asking oneself, if I want to climb Mount Everest within the next year, how would I do it? I guess the answer is to take the dream one step at a time."

Part of my post from March 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"What's The Most Important Thing In Your Life?" Response

I've been thinking about the question of "what's most important thing to you in your life?". This question is percolating in my consciousness after watching a documentary on Navy Seals, and trying to understand to the best of my assumptions of why the job description of a special forces operator is so enticing to them while the job requires impossible to fathom effort, persistence, and desire to even achieve.

To answer the question, I think there is no one right answer. Often times we fall into the trap of wanting the perfect answer that would fit for all situations and for everyone. I do think it is highly important to understand our values and to listen to our emotions as an internal compass to guide us. For some people, at some areas of their life, they will value freedom, spontaneity, independence over stability and routine. And when you know what you value, in combination with knowing what you desire, your path regarding life, meaning, purpose, becomes pretty clear. When people want to know regarding the question of life purpose, I think we are again falling into the trap of wanting the perfect answer. We think, "No, there has to be one perfect mission as to why I am here on earth!" Well, for some, maybe. For others, there will be more than one, and ranging to multiple. For a person like me who is spiritual, and believes in life plans, karma, I believe that we all incarnate with intentions when coming here and we have free will to make decisions along the way, mixed with certain life events we agreed upon before incarnating to happen, occur, and manifest, no matter if we see it as good or bad from our limited perspective. Some people will have a clear mission/purpose that they will find themselves strongly influenced into, while others will have several. Some people are here to play, while others are here to work, and others are here to work and play. How can we know what we are each here to do? I think Heather Shea's Becoming Your Higher Self is a great step towards listening to our inner voice/ higher self to guide us properly. We have free will to make decisions and run the maze of life, trying to find our happiness, but why not be guided to the path that will make us find our bliss and happiness in the most direct and fastest way possible?

I think knowing our values, and listening to our internal compass are the two most important things towards finding a great path, one that we intended on being on, and that will bring us forms of happiness in our lives, regardless if that feeling of happiness comes from meaning, purpose, personal growth, relationships, contribution,..

It is important to keep in check certain types of desires, when I say, listen to our internal compasses (emotions). Emotions like ecstasy from sex, power, and desires that are more likely to result in some form of negative consequence if not controlled properly, do have there values in them. Often times these types of desires are great motivators short term, whereas, for example, wanting to be in good health, is something we all want, but does not help too much in terms of motivation in the short term perspective. So these desires that need to be properly controlled do have there time, place, worth, and value, but do need to be kept in check. Desires and human needs such as personal growth, contribution, and having strong relationships are desires and needs that are less likely to result in negative consequences and are more of what is called/labeled as "spiritual emotions", for good reason.

At the end of the day, it pays to know your values, and to listen to your emotions and know that they serve to guide you, whether you believe in a higher power, or not.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Fire in My Heart

I haven't posted anything on here for a while, even though life has not been without its challenges. Since around February or so of this year, I've been slowly adjusting to the idea of going off on my own, and having my own life. Between me and my brother I mean. I wish the best for him, AND I need to start having my own life. A life where I am not concerned about what he is doing. I need a life where I am so enveloped in what I am doing and what is going on around me, that I naturally focus on what's going on around me. I need that. I guess this year, so far, for me has been about leaving behind the world of schooling, and into the work force and real world. It has been challenging, feeling like people are going their own ways. Partly wishing the people around me would stay the same, and only I change, for the better. But life doesn't work that way. It just doesn't. Things are going on around me that I can't control. And I have to leave them in God's hands. People moving away. Relationships changing. Being on my own for lots of the time. Trying to get into a hobby that isn't easy to learn: rock climbing, while knowing and praying that my near future of what I have dreamed and day dreamed about in some capacity or another, comes true. My dream of traveling to far flung places around the world, to help people in a meaningful way, and to leave my imprint on them, seems like a strong day dream right now. In the right moments, when I day dream/dream about it, right before I nod off into a slumber, if feels like I'm living it, and it's close, but then after basking in the satisfaction it would provide for my soul, I realize that it was just in my mind and in my heart. Just burning in my heart, waiting to manifest into a reality. When I day dream about it, it's a feeling that feels so right. It's a feeling that not only nourishes my soul, but completes the essence of who I am. In the midst of my dream, it feels so RIGHT. It feels so invigorating. It feels so SATISFYING without the feeling of lack or scarcity. It feeds my desires of adventure, travel, spontaneity, purpose, meaning, ego, and demonstrates my character and values. It's once in a lifetime. It's like nothing I could ever imagine. I'm still waiting for it. Burning for it. And until that day...I can't wait.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Lucky, I miss you. I'm sorry for hte times I was not with you. I'm alone. I'm teary eyed, imagining you are with me this moment. Please be with me in spirit Lucky. Please be with me God

Monday, May 25, 2015

What I Hope the Rest of My 20's and Early 30's Will be Like

It hit me that I'm going to be 23 soon. In the drudgery of a life I'm not terribly enjoying right now, I'm dreaming of a life so different.

I want to travel to far flung, exotic places of the world filled with beauty for my own exploration and curiosity.

I want to travel to beautiful areas of the world to challenge myself and improve on a craft while immersing myself in the wonder around me.

I want to travel to places to learn about esoteric knowledge that most other people don't know about, but have been pondering about since the dawn of humanity.

I want to travel to places that need help, so I can make a positive difference in their lives.

That's why I want to travel, that's why I want adventure. Adventure for me cannot all be about myself. There has to be a greater goal that is for the good of our world. A trip here and there to enjoy and challenge myself, of course. But a journey is not a true adventure to me unless there is a greater good I'm striving for.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Science and the Anecdotal Evidence of a Prediction of Coming Disasters and Chaotic Times

The emerging story from ancient sites around the world such as Gobekli Tepe; the Great Sphinx of Giza; Caral, Peru; and the Gulf of Khambhat, India, is that our progression as human civilizations was not linear from a primitive society directly to the civilization we have today. In fact all these ancient sites around the world have evidence suggesting that its inhabitants were highly advanced, more advanced than we are today in certain respects, but are all much older than the traditionally excepted timeline of the advent of human civilizations.

It is traditionally accepted that the oldest ancient civilization started about 5,500 years ago in Ancient Mesopotamia, now modern day Iraq, by the Sumerians. Using reliable and accurate methodologies, Gobekli Tepe is estimated to be between 11,000 - 13,000 years old. To put it into perspective, how old Ancient Sumer is to us is how old Gobekli Tepe is to Ancient Sumer!

When we look and study into the evidence of these much more archaic civilizations that existed, it's reasonable to believe that the traditional timeline that many historians and archaeologists accept, is quite incomplete.

What happened to many of these civilizations is unclear. Many civilizations seemed to just vanish suddenly with no trace of evidence pointing to one or more culprits for their disappearances. Others seemed to be purposefully covered up. Gobekli Tepe is a site of unique intrigue in addition because it appears that it was intentionally covered up around 8,000 B.C.E., or about 10,000 years ago. When it comes to anceint civilizations seemingly vanishing, the Maya, is one that comes to mind. And when it comes to the mystery of why civilizations come and go, the Mayan Calender may offer some significant clues.

The Mayan Calender tracks vast cycles of time and the celestial events that occur in them. And from the Maya to the America's, to the indigenous cultures of Ancient India, we learn that ancient civilizations looked to the stars, constellations, and the heavens for knowledge of what would occur. As Gregg Braden put it in his book, Fractal Time, 

"The position of the earth within our galaxy creates powerful changes that signal the end of one world age and the beginning of the next. The knowledge of these cyclic changes is known as the doctrine of World Ages" (47).

 Every 5,125 years, there are changes in Earth's position in space that create a celestial alignment which mark the end of one cycle/world age and the beginning of the next cycle/world age. This is also known as Galactic Alignment. Here is a good website to try and understand it. Ancient cultures have termed this time period between alignments, world ages, due to the vast and significant changes that come with the heralding of a new world age. Changes in climate change, sea level, civilizations, and life have accompanied the past ushering of world ages that when world ages arrive, the existing world is said to end. To get an easy understanding of the world changes that occur with new world ages, we can recount the story of the four worlds of the past of the Hopi people in the North American Southwest. It describes the three previous worlds that existed before the fourth world we live in today. In all three worlds, the ushering of a new world age, about 5,000 years in between each, all ended in disasters and cataclysms. The first met its end with earthquakes and the sinking of continents. The second with the earth frozen over in ice, and in the third, with the earth and life being struck by a great deluge. Now it's just a story right? Perhaps it is just a story for those who prefer to think of it as a metaphor rather than history. Although it is described in nonscientific terms, the description of the cataclysmic events that ended each era is eerily similar to the geological records of the earth. To demonstrate, scientists know from data from the ocean sediments and polar ice cores that Earth has gone through a period of earthquakes and volcanic activity around 20,000 years ago. We know there was an ice age about 17,000-12,000 years ago, and we know that for the next 4,000 years approximately, there was a period of melting of glaciers and ice with tremendous rains, and this period is often associated with the time of the biblical flood.

And according to the Hopi, our world, the fourth world, ended in December of 2012, and with some controversy, 2017 (*3) , and that we will very soon/are already in the zone of the the fifth world. And as the same cycles of time and nature that brought upon the changes in all the past world ages, are now heralding the present world to and end, and the next in the process as we speak. What makes the Hopi's prophecy eerie is the accuracy of the story. The Hopi knew of the cycles before our modern culture can even understand them scientifically. Then the question is, is their understanding of past world ages and cycles of time have been precise, what of the prediction for the future as we enter the fifth world age?

Then this explains is somewhat scientific terms and anecdotal evidence, of Erin Pavlina's prediction my spirit guides wanted to impart to me back in September of 2014.

This here was what my spirit guides wanted to pass on to me via Erin:

"Hi Michael,
Okay here we go….
First, your guides are saying you're actually on a really good path to become what you want to become.
Nursing and especially travel nursing are going to be fantastic for you.  Here's what they're showing me…
Take a job in whatever state or city you can find work, because you're not going to be there terribly long.  Get some experience, get in the door, do the work for a while.  You're going to see that you are excellent at it, and all the things you feared aren't going to happen.  You're going to gain some confidence and you're going to feel solid.
While you've got the steady and stable job, start figuring out how you can segue into travel nursing.  Research it, find companies, talk to other nurses who travel, etc.  Start to see how you can jump into travel nursing.  Your guides are showing me you potentially connected to a tv show or documentary crew and being one of the medical experts on the team that travels with the crew and provides emergency medical services, and that's why being an ER nurse is going to be critical.
They're also saying to keep yourself in really good shape physically.  Don't let that slide.  It's going to be a really big factor later.
they're also saying not to get too attached to anyone since for the next several years you're going to need to be mobile at a moment's notice.
So you're on the right path.  This is all going to turn into something you can't even fathom right now.
Get a job as an ER nurse that is stable and steady
Then get into travel nursing, potentially with a film crew but however you can get it done, get it done
You're going to be really happy and you're going to get some amazing opportunities.  Just hold those desires in your mind and keep day dreaming about them.  Don't let your fears get teh best of you.  You're going to do great."

It is coming, and I will be ready, to make the difference of a lifetime. I cannot deny that there is definitely a shift in consciousness. A realization going on in the world, behind the scenes of what the mainstream media knows or reports about. It is the realization and shift in consciousness of who we really are, our spiritual nature, and the merging of science and the spirituality taught by ancient teachers, gurus including Jesus, the Buddha, and other enlightened individuals here to make the difference in the world.

Collectively, we are in the process of leaving the Age of Pisces, and entering the Age of Aquarius. The transition will not necessarily be a fast one defined by one event. It will likely be a process. There are no clear indicators between the end of one era and the beginning of the next.

Perhaps this website, summarizes it well.

"More and more people are awakening each day as the veil that cover us, which is a part of this planetary school, can no longer hold and are lifted as the light from heaven shine down on us and awaken us from our slumber, making us remember the spiritual aspect of ourselves, that we are in fact a part of God. We are supreme beings with unlimited power and that we originally live the life of universal truth, which is love and compassion...
There are people who chuck this information aside, do not think out of the box, do not want to know about their spirituality and continue to be attached to materialism. They are those who are not ready to ascend. It is not seen as good or bad here, which normally will be the case in a dualism perspective, but that these souls simply require more experience in the physical world to mold and to learn before they are ready to ascend. 
In the perspective of Christianity, the ascension process is akin to the Second Coming of Christ. Where the return of the Messiah is not a return of a single entity, but in which humanity at long last is given the opportunity to easily embrace and experience the Christ Consciousness just like Jesus experienced.
The Christ Consciousness is not in strict reference to the religion of Christianity per se, it is also known to be referred to as the Cosmic Consciousness, the God Consciousness or the Higher Consciousness."





4. Chapter 2: The Doctrine of World Ages, of Fractal Time by Gregg Braden

5. Chapter 4: The Hidden History of Our Forgotten Past, of Deep Truth by Gregg Braden

My Focus

Things to Focus My Time On:

Personal Growth

- Self-Improvement:
     1. Reading, exploring, and writing on Spirituality related topics
     2. Practice Meditating once a day

- Playing & Having New Experiences:
     3. Plan to get into rock climbing and travel
     4. Play in Nature

Contribution (Outside of Nursing):

     1. Donate $200/month towards an organization for good cause
     2. Practice daily the Waterfall smile technique with people that you pass by

"It is not a specific action, achievement, or quality that makes one great, rather an undefinable energy, a radiance from within which brings peace, happiness, and well-being to the world."

- Brandon West at

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Exploration - What We Often Lose When We Grow Up

I am of the belief that life feels boring when we are not exploring. When we are not exploring in our minds, exploring what we are naturally curious about as children and yearned to know about with no fear of ridicule, that is when life is dull. When that happens, we have fallen into a cycle of sameness, acceptance, and a dying of who we really are - souls here to learn, grow, create, and experience what speaks to our hearts. And from that cyclical trap, we numb the feeling of dullness with whatever gives us the most immediate feeling of pleasure and escape. Television, media, eating, having sex or masturbating routinely - we all know these conduits we use to ignore the feeling of emptiness inside. Days like this turn into weeks like this. Weeks like this turn into months like this, and before we know it, a year has gone by and our lives are unremarkable and dull still.

The solution is obvious but harder to do, when we are so used to our dull but comfortable routines. Explore what you are curious about. That means read. When you read something interesting on a page in a book, explore more on that topic, and once you have explored that topic for a bit, continue with the next page in the book. This way you can make connections with different materials, be engaged, and really learn and absorb, instead of passively sucking up information, trying to remember it for the sake of remembering it.

Explore with your mind, and explore all that speaks to your heart.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Establishing Concrete, Attainable Goals for Myself

In ChasingHappiness May Leave You Unhappier than Ever by Amy Morin at PsychologyToday, I read an insightful piece of truth that I knew I needed to implement. What it said is that while acts of kindness does have some impact in terms of making people - the giver and receiver - happier, what actually would make people happier is establishing concrete, attainable goals aimed at helping other people. It's counter-intuitive. We normally think that having a broad general goal of helping others would make us happy, but having concrete, attainable goals allows us to have realistic expectations of how we would be able to impact other people. It decreases the expectation-reality gap.

What would I do if I knew I could not fail? The answer is several folds. One, I would live a life full of adventure. I would be climbing mountains, and challenging myself in nature through adventure sports and activities. But that can't be it. There is something even more to my life than just that. I really want to be a person who will be remembered for making positive, memorable differences in the lives of others. For one, I want to be a travel nurse. I want to travel nation-wide and internationally and see where that takes me. Then the idea of being a flight nurse has always intrigued me since the inception of that idea was implanted in my mind during my Junior year of nursing school. In addition, I want to learn all about spirituality, as I believe it is the essence of all life and matter in the universe. I want to learn and teach others about how science and spirituality are merging together. I want to learn about the powers that our ancient, indigenous world cultures have always said. I want to learn the different powerful healing techniques, abilities, and modalities to help better the lives of others. I want to teach others these healing modalities, and the different, powerful possibilities that can exist with embracing the true nature of spirituality. I want to be a role model for others of practicing compassion, unconditional love, and show others how great we can all be.

That's what I really want to do with my life. I think that would be a life well-lived for me. However that description of the dream for me is huge. It's like asking oneself, if I want to climb Mount Everest within the next year, how would I do it? I guess the answer is to take the dream one step at a time.

I know in my heart that focusing on one goal at a time is most realistic and practical. But I want to do all of this right now. I'm trying to go skiing every week. I want to get into rock climbing but don't know how. I've taken a couple steps to get clients for QHHT but so far nothing yet. On days off from work, I still often times feel like I'm not using my time very well. Sometimes I doubt how bad I want it because if I want it so bad, why aren't I making things happen? Sometimes I feel like I'm all talk, and no walk. It's a struggle. I'm afraid of putting myself out there and letting other people know what I'm trying to do, that I believe in QHHT and its potentials. Would I even be able to defend myself adequately if other people questioned me on my beliefs? At some point I have to try even harder to make things happen instead of just hoping that the universe will give me opportunities.

I need to establish clear, measurable, and attainable goals for myself.

Goal for Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique:

To conduct my first session of Quantum Healing Hypnosis here in Casper, Wy within one month from today (Deadline: April 4th, 2015)

To do this, I need to get used to talking about things I'm not currently comfortable talking about. Spreading what I'm looking to do via word of mouth is the best method. I believe I've already posted a flyer at the community library, so people who happen to pass by have the opportunity to read and contact me if intrigued. The next step is to spread via word of mouth. I'm not used to doing this at all. I'm not at all used to talking about my beliefs and asking questions to people about that. I need to get used to talking about and asking people things that I'm not comfortable talking about right now. This self-improvement is probably the biggest thing I can do right now to grow personally as well as find clients and volunteers for QHHT. Anytime I feel some tension or discomfort, I will need to learn to deal with it and talk about it, and not to let fear overcome and paralyze me. 

Sub-goal/Things I Need to do Next:
- I need to be able to talk about what QHHT is, why I believe in it, the science of spirituality
-Anytime I feel some tension or discomfort, I will need to learn to deal with it and talk about it, not to let fear overcome me
-text people if interested in QHHT
-invite people over to teach them about science and spirituality
-ask people about interest in having QHHT session after bringing it up in conversation
- pass out QHHT cards to those interested


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Kobe Bryant's Muse: My Reaction to An Inspiring Look Into The Man, The Legend, The Human

Kobe Bryant's Muse
I just finished watching Kobe Bryant's new documentary. This man is such an inspiration. His vulnerability on camera exposing his inner thoughts and feelings through his journey in life almost made me tear up. I love this man's tenacity, his hunger, his drive. And after watching it lying in bed, I feel compelled to get my thoughts out. You know, this is the second time my brother has not been here in my apartment. Earlier I was feeling abandoned to be perfectly honest. I was feeling like he had left me for this girl. I know it's probably common place for people my age to be in relationships honestly but I am different. There’s a part of me that yearns to be different from others. And after watching Muse and getting insight on Kobe's life, I feel like I can use these times alone in an efficient manner. My main concern is using my time wisely, effectively, efficiently. I cant stand myself wasting my time away, especially when I feel like I'm not having a relationship myself. I feel like if I'm missing out on something that's supposed to be what I'm doing in my early 20's, I need to make this time I spend by myself, WORTH IT. It MUST PAY OFF. I literally get a feeling of depression in me when I'm doing something that will yield me absolutely nothing in return. This feeling is heightened especially during the last two times my brother went to go stay at this girl's house. About that, there's a part of me that is worried that we may be heading down separate paths. I don't want that. I hope that we share the same life path. But decisions you make everyday are directly impacting your life tomorrow and in the future. I have taken up this dream that Erin Pavlina has told me about. The dream of being part of something that is so much bigger than myself. I burn for that. Really. I burn for that just like Kobe burned for recognition of being the greatest basketball player. He still is burning for that. That's the thing I believe I do have in common with Kobe. I believe I am special. I believe I am here on this Earth to do GREAT things. But right now I feel lost at times, wondering what I should be doing with my time, why opportunities are not coming my way. But that's the beauty of watching these biographical documentaries. Kobe was not getting opportunities early on in his career either, but that certainly wasnt the end of him. I have to believe the same for me. I yearn to be part of something so much greater than myself. I want to burn, to sacrifice, to toil, sweat, bleed for something as well. Kobe bleeds for basketball. What is my basketball? My basketball is the prophecy Erin informed me about, the journey that I'm after. But I want that feeling NOW. I fear this momentary motivation I'm spewing here is just that, momentary.

I can see myself in Kobe's place. Sitting in front of that camera, imparting the wisdom and knowledge that I've come to gain. In time perhaps. I do feel like I may have too many goals and targets if you will. Sigh. I want to be special. I want to be recognized for something much greater than myself. I want to inspire others with my perseverance and dedication. I want a life that's WORTH the pain, the lonely hours, worth the sleepless moments, the suffering. I want IT.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Is Life Supposed to be this Dull?

I'm not doing enough with my life, even as I try to get my life going.

I watched the documentary, "Decoding Deepak" yesterday. There was a quote that struck me that I knew I had to write down the moment I heard it. It goes:
"The truth that, my dad may have been able to mesmerize millions, but his teachings could not save some of those closest to us. Eventually, there comes a point we have to ask of, “How much of what we discover, what we teach, what we reflect on and document through the years – How much of it makes a difference?”

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Harder still it has proved to rule the dragon Money… A whole generation adopted false principles, and went to their graves in the belief they were enriching the country they were impoverishing."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

From Tom Shadyac's brilliant documentary, "I Am"

"I Am" a Brilliant Masterpiece by Tom Shadyac Regarding The Shift in Consciousness

I cannot express my praise adequately for Tom Shadyac, for the work that he's done throughout his own personal journey to become an individual with the core values of empathy, compassion, and unconditional love, as well as the effort in making his documentary, “I Am”. Tom's documentary has thrown more fuel onto the fire of desire to make a greater difference for others. It's a documentary about the bevy of problems our societies face, it's about why we have the problems that we do, it's about how science may actually be merging with the teachings of spiritual teachers, and most importantly, it strikes a heart-felt message that we all make a difference in each other, regardless if we are open to understanding the message and power of kindness, compassion, and unconditional love.  

Watch "I Am" here:

Listen to the similarities Gregg Braden talks about here:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Documentation of Goals: To Be Updated Today (February 10th, 2015)

Current Goal:

I only have one real goal now. It is to develop myself into a compassionate, loving person and to help others and make differences in positive, memorable, and inspiring ways. First and foremost, to work and develop myself to being a kind, compassionate, and loving human being. This means doing what I read in The Art of Happiness with the Dalai Lama: To cultivate genuine happiness by deliberately selecting and focusing on positive mental states and challenging and replacing negative mental states (Work on cultivating spiritual emotions such as compassion, kindness, altruism, gratitude and replace negative emotions including anger, jealousy, fear, etc). By developing myself into a compassionate, loving person I will make a simple, yet huge difference in the lives of people I meet everyday. People will remember how they were treated, above all else. And then from whatever work I end up doing, I want it to make a memorable and positive difference in others' lives.

Ways in Which I Want to Make a Difference in:
-          Being a compassionate nurse
-          Being a Dolores Cannon QHHT practitioner, CORe (Cellular and Organ Regeneration), Erin Pavlina's Intuitive Abilities & Astral Projection class, Julia Cannon's Reconnective Healing/LightcastingOther healing modalities 
-          Use Brian Kim’s entrepreneurship subscription ideas to help contribute
-          To develop myself into a compassionate, loving person and affect people’s happiness in small, yet powerful ways
-          To educate myself daily by reading and exploring one focused topic/area per month, that opens and broadens my perspective and makes the world a better place

a.       Become a Vegan to help the environment, promote better health, and take a stand against animal cruelty 

6. To live a minimalist's lifestyle with focus purely on personal growth (self-improvement, playing, having new experiences); contribution/helping others/making a positive, memorable difference in the lives of others; and close, meaningful relationships, the three things that result in true happiness.

<-- In regards to this goal which I have listed before, I believe that by becoming a compassionate, loving person, I will certainly improve myself. It certainly will make a positive difference on others, and I don't see why or how it won't result in having close relationships with other people. Those three are really all a given by becoming a good-hearted person who is looking to help others. Playing is only truly fun with others in the long run, and having new experiences like travelling and going on adventures, will come with time as long as you make it a top priority. These are the things I want to really focus on in life. Really being able to live a lifestyle developing these aspects is my dream.

What my past goals have looked like and how they have altered:

The Things That Interest Me

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

After Analysis of How My Time is Spent - Note to Self

Things to accomplish each week (3 Pillars):
Personal Growth- self improvement, playing, having new experiences
  1. skiing
  2. climbing
  3. spreading unconditional love to others through small, positive interactions
  4. reading and learning new interesting things
  5. working out
Contribution & making a positive, memorable difference in the lives of others:

  1. nursing
  2. casper humane society
  3. CWRM
  4. QHHT

Don't feel the need to schedule out every part of your time and life. Its best and most practical to have a general list and idea of what you want to focus on and when you have time off, focus on the one on the list that speaks most to you at that time. Your emotions will guide you. Trust in your guides, focus on visualizing the results that you want which will give you that burning desire, and take the next most appropriate step. Conclusion: know generally waht you want to focus on, cultivate a burning desire for it, take the next most obvious step, when you are not working.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happiness Comes from Giving, Not Buying and Having - Materialism Doesn't Lead to Well-Being, but Altruism Does Published on January 9, 2015 by Steve Taylor, Ph.D.

So many of us strive so hard for material success that you might think there was a clear relationship between wealth andhappiness. The media and our governments encourage us to believe this, since they need us to keep earning and spending to boost economic growth. From school onwards, we’re taught that long term well-being stems from achievement andeconomic prosperity - from ‘getting on’ or ‘making it’, accumulating more and more wealth, achievement and success.

Consequently, it comes as a shock for many people to learn that there is no straightforward relationship between wealth and well-being. Once our basic material needs are satisfied (i.e. once we’re assured of regular food and adequate shelter and a basic degree of financial security), wealth only has a negligible effect on well-being. For example, studies have shown that, in general, lottery winners do not become significantly happier than they were before, and that even extremely rich people - such as billionaires - are not significantly happier than others. Studies have shown that American and British people are less contented now than they were 50 years ago, although their material wealth is much higher. On an international level, there does appear to some correlation between wealth and well-being, partly because there are many countries in the world where people’s basic material needs are not satisfied. But this correlation is not a straightforward one, sincewealthier countries tend to be more politically stable, more peaceful and democratic, with less oppression and more freedom - all of which are themselves important factors in well-being. 

So why do put so much effort into acquiring wealth and material goods? You could compare it to a man who keeps knocking at a door, even though he’s been told that the person he’s looking for isn’t at home. ‘But he must be in there!” he shouts, and barges in to explore the house. He storms out again, but returns to the house a couple of minutes later, to knock again. Seeking well-being through material success is just as irrational as this.

Well-Being through Giving 

If anything, it appears that there is a relationship between non-materialism and well-being. While possessing wealth and material goods doesn’t lead to happiness, giving them away actually does. Generosity is strongly associated with well-being. For example, studies of people who practise volunteering have shown that they have better psychological and mentalhealth and increased longevity. The benefits of volunteering have been found to be greater than taking up exercise, or attending religious services - in fact, even greater than giving up smoking. Another study found that, when people were given a sum of money, they gained more well-being if they spent it on other people, or gave it away, rather than spending it on themselves. This sense of well-being is more than just feeling good about ourselves - it comes from a powerful sense of connection to others, an empathic and compassionate transcendence of separateness, and of our own self-centredness. 

In fact, paradoxically, another study has shown that this is one way in which money actually can bring happiness: if you give away the money you earn. This research - by Dunn, Gilbert and Wilson - also showed that money is more likely to bring happiness is you spend it on experiences, rather than material goods. (1) Another study (by Joseph Chancellor and Sonja Lyubomirsky) has suggested that consciously living a lifestyle of ‘strategic underconsumption’ (or thrift) can also lead to well-being. (2)

So if you really want enhance your well-being - and as long as yourbasic material needs are satisfied - don’t try to accumulate money in yourbank account, and don’t treat yourself to material goods you don’t really need. Be more generous and altruistic - increase the amount of money you give to people in need, give more of your time to volunteering, or spend more time helping other people, or behaving more kindly to everyone around you. Ignore the ‘happiness means consumption’ messages we’re bombarded with by the media. A lifestyle of generosity and under-consumption may not suit the needs of economists and politicians - but it will certainly make us happier. 

We would do well to heed the words of the American Indian, Ohiyesa, speaking of his Sioux people:

‘It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome. Its appeal is to the material part, and if allowed its way, it will in time disturb one’s spiritual balance. Therefore, children must early learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.’

Steve Taylor, Ph.D. is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He is the author of Back to Sanity and The

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