Our Minds Create Our Future ~Part 1


Living in today’s society and economy is literally rewriting the way Americans raise their families.  It was an exciting era when schools were founded to help with the education of our children so parents could concentrate on making a living for their families, but now the dependence era has kicked into over drive, and we see a generation of people and families that require assistance from some program or another.  I am not here to judge if the assistance is much needed, but I do agree with some of the more Conservative ones that we should be job training and encouraging our fellow Americans to dig deep and find their natural bents and talents to steer them toward the goal: that in being productive, they will obtain a better sense of accomplishment versus having no self worth or esteem.

Passive Minds

As a parent, raising six children, I understand the vast need to train our new generation in being confident and independent and with critical thinking skills that will help aid them in their journey as adults.  It is important that they not only know the great need for healthy eating but also healthy minds.  If you take a generation that has been completely raised on the entertainment and put them in a room  with children who have studied strategies and problem solving, how do you suppose the former group would perform?  Not so well.  Why?  Passive minds do NOT function at a high levels of consciousness.  It takes deep thinking and focus to search out a matter and create a result.

I want my children, and I’m proud to say they do, to be thought provokers.  To not be afraid to be the ones in class asking the questions.  To not let fear dictate how much knowledge they may or may not take in.  So often, young teens are more concerned about how others view them, that they fail to just be themselves.  With the knowledge and understanding that their futures are created with every choice they make, (not by the failure of the parent), they will start taking more control of what it is they want to become and how deep they learn.

Minds For Learning

Instilling a love for learning at an early age is very important, and I recommend all parents strive to show the example of this love of learning by always seeking ways to improve upon your own skills and knowledgeable file cabinet you keep in your own consciousness.  They will retain more of a right attitude towards learning if they see you model the excitement of learning something new.  Over the last eighteen years, I have proven this model works.  Not just with my own children, but with others who have ventured into our lives.

So lets be healthy…not just in body…but in mind also.

Just as an ending:

“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

Proverbs 23:7

What are you thinking?  How do you let your children know their thoughts create their future?

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Shawna Strickland

Let the Light Guide You ~Part 1

A good blogger I recently started to follow gave a great definition of Guru. However, I will take the online source from the English dictionary for this particular post:

gu·ru  (gr, g-r)

n. pl. gu·rus

1. Hinduism & Tibetan Buddhism A personal spiritual teacher.
2.

a. A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.
b. A trusted counselor and adviser; a mentor.
3.

a. A recognized leader in a field: the guru of high finance.
b. An acknowledged and influential advocate, as of a movement or idea: “In a culture that worships slimness, he was the Guru of Lean” (Erica Abeel).http://www.thefreedictionary.com/guru
Many are in search of a light that is greater than what they have seen.  As a Christian, I will address this as the Earth groaning for the manifestation of the Sons of God to arise.  However, in today’s culture and media, we have down played the affects of Light and have given Darkness a more tamable recognition.  But as my fellow blogger pointed out, we can’t shine the light the brightest without the darkness making its existence known.
It is like going into a dark forest without any full moon.  All around you you hear the sounds of nature and the creatures that live in its midst, but you are unable to “see.”  When someone who has a bright lantern at a campsite, the light begins to draw the wayward individual to the glow of its light.
For some, the Light is the direct result of darkness being absent.  But you can’t have one without the other.  Without Light, the darkness is vast and deep.   Without Darkness the Light is paled against no comparison.
But we are told of a Light that is coming that will make the sun’s light look like that of the moon.  It would pale in comparison to the true brightness of ultimate purity and love.  In this Light there could be no darkness.  There could be no opposite.  There is no rival.  In the Light of His coming….Jesus…all will come to know the Creator, the One who sent Him.

 That all nations of people will acknowledge the

Immediacy of Christ!

Immediacy

IMME’DIACY, n. [from immediate.] Power of acting without dependence.

http://sorabji.com/1828/words/i/immediacy.html

Christ

CHRIST, n. THE ANOINTED; an appellation given to the Savior of the World, and synonymous with the Hebrew Messiah. It was a custom of antiquity to consecrate persons to the sacerdotal and regal offices by anointing them with oil.  http://sorabji.com/1828/words/c/christ.html

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation

or shadow of turning.”

James 1:17

What a day that will be when all will come to know the reality of His truth and compassion!

Living for Freedom,

Shawna Strickland

Hypnotic Marketing

Opening awareness of Hypnotic Marketing:

I have been blogging for awhile now, and still have much to learn about the reasoning behind hypnotic messaging.  The approach of using the emotional stimuli to engage the target market, has been in affect for many years in the USA industry.

In fact, more and more people are learning on a daily basis how to best market their goods and services to the public.

My question is this…

…if the mass majority of people were not so dulled to the senses through entertainment and exhaustion, would the advertising agencies have the same effect as with those who are dulled and not careful to control their own thoughts and spending?

I would really like to hear from you our there to get your take on this particular issue.  Do to the fact that we have been treated like rats in a cheese game, I have a mind to believe that if the American public began to wake up and take the “other” pill (as in the Matrix), we will see a change in the growing distinction between Millionaires and poverty classes.  Instead of the gulf between classes growing, it will begin to once again bridge together.

WAKE UP AMERICA!

The definition of Hypnosis:

hyp·no·sis
hipˈnōsis
noun
  1. the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behavior by suggestion, has been revived but is still controversial.
It is time to know when we have been played. To awaken to the affects of hypnotic marketing.  Our minds are our own.  Not for others to play with or to “suggest” we do with it.  We may think that our thoughts are ours alone, but how often do you spend money on something you really don’t need or had a true desire for it?  We just paid for it, took it home, and let it sit somewhere and collect dust.
Be cautious of what makes up your inner make up.  Be diligent in maintaining your inner peace.  Be careful on who you let in to persuade you to do anything you do not want to do.

Do not be the blind sheep following after another who will lead you to the slaughter.

As you study the results of hypnotic marketing, be sure to ask yourself…

if this works, why can’t I use it for myself?  And if morally unsure, ask yourself… Would I want someone to do this to me?  There is a fine line.   The power of persuasion has been recorded throughout history!   The power of the Law of Attraction, it is real, it does exist, and it creates results.  Just remember, the power that you wield can be used for the good of mankind or for its destruction.

Give your feed back! Would love to hear your comments.

Living for Freedom!

Shawna Strickland