Thursday, April 14, 2016


Being that we are presently in a political climate of fact telling, I wanted to speak very plainly and clearly about an amazing, fantastically powerful, huge fact:

No matter what religion, philosophy, or mom and dad say, you are limited. Let me give you some examples. These are some of the factual limitations we all share, according to Popular Science:

     The Most We Can Remember: 1 Million Gigabytes

If you have reached that, you're done, there is nothing more you can remember. Sorry!

     The Smartest We Can Get: IQ of 198

If you have reached that rating, you are done, pal. You ain't gettin' any smarter. Give it up!

     The Most Colors Our Eyes Can See: 1 Million

An incredibly limiting amount of colors, I'm sure. Is chartreuse in that list?

     Highest We Can Climb Without Extra Oxygen: 29,029 Feet

So, tomorrow, on your walk, if you get higher than that, get ye an oxygen tank.

     Oldest We Can Live: 122 Years

A fact I love, because it means I have not reached middle age yet.

Most reading this know that New Thought philosophy talks a lot about humankind being unlimited; that there are infinite possibilities in the Universe and each and everyone of us has access to those infinite possibilities. But the facts prove, you are limited … your beliefs and perceptions. 

So, do you live thinking and believing that life is for you or against you? Do you immerse yourself in the “facts' and attitudes brought to you by the news, gossip, others touting lack or limitation, what you have been taught by the environments of your upbringing or at work? Does every experience – good, bad, or indifferent – remind you of the struggle … the pain … the stress … the shoulda/woulda/coulda's?

Is that what you declare … is that what the facts inform you? If you are 'buying' into these 'facts, allow me to remind you about a gentleman who turned away from some very frightening, deathly facts and discovered his meaning of life, a tool we all can use right now....

Victor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor, where he spent 1.5 years in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz, Kaugering, Turkheim, and Dachau. In his book, “Man's Search for Meaning”, he wrote:

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

The fact is, your greatest gift is that you are always at choice. You can, you always get to choose whether to base your thoughts and beliefs in what is called 'the facts' or in what is the Truth.

The Truth is you are an individualized expression of the Power of the Universe. And that Power resides in you, for you, and works through your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs to manifest the experiences that show up in your life. What you focus on, where your consciousness sits, where your intentions live, and what you consistantly say to yourself about yourself and your life - is what flavors the adventures you have. And only you get to choose what it is you want to focus on, be conscious about, intend on, and season with your mind, heart, and imagination. It is an amazing, fantastically powerful, huge bit of Truth news.

And don't worry, science and their facts, will catch up with the Truth found in metaphysics. For example, recently, the following have come to light in science:

       ‘Panpsychism’ — the belief that consciousness is everywhere. This consciousness is even being codified and measured. This is a Truth the Buddhists have talked about for thousands of years.

      Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine which nearly 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson envisioned as an institution “based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind,” have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. In the mid to late 1800's, Phineas Quimby was saying and writing about the same thing, using it in his healing practice.

So, you get to decide, to choose, which is the foundation of your feelings, thoughts, beliefs and actions – facts or Truth. Which are you going to live by? Consciousness is everywhere and your Mind can set you free from any negative and for any positive.

Stephen King wrote a novel that has become a mini-series. In the last episode, he wrote a poem, not found in the book, that epitomizes one of the characters', a high school principal, life lessons and beliefs. Not every line is part of what I believe, but the essence of this, is a fabulous reminder of our who, what, and why.

We did not ask for this room or this music; we were invited in.

Therefore, because the dark surrounds us,

Let us turn our faces toward the light.

Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty.

We have been given pain to be astounded by joy.

We have been given life to deny death.

We did not ask for this room or this music.

But because we are here, let us dance.

RSVP your intention to get up and dance. With face towards the light, gratitude for all things, astounded by the joy of your connection to the Divine - even during pain or hardship, I invite you to embrace your unlimited Self and live your life certain that everything is possible. Because it is. And that's the Truth.

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