Monday, December 22, 2008

Jack Nicklaus won 18 majors with this!


Jack Nicklaus used it and won18 PGA Majors. Albert Einstein used it and developed his Theory of Relativity. Jack Canfield used it for the Chicken Soup series, the most successful series of books ever published. Adam Dreamhealer used it to cure Ronnie Hawkins of terminal pancreatic cancer.

NASA calls it Visual Motor Rehearsal. In the 80s the U.S. Olympic team hired Dr. Denis Waitley to teach athletes the power of Visual Motor Rehearsal. 


Here are observations from Dr. Waitley. Using this program, Olympic athletes ran their event –but only in their mind. They visualized how they looked and felt when they were actually participating in their event. 

The athletes were then hooked up to a sophisticated biofeedback machine, and its results told the real story about the value of visualization. The same muscles fired in the same sequence as when they were actually running on the track! 

This proved that the mind can’t tell the difference between whether you’re really doing something or whether it’s just a practice. Dr. Waitley says, “If you’ve been there in the mind you’ll go there in the body.'

Visualization is a powerful tool that most people accept as part of an ongoing athletic conditioning program. Most professional athletes use it on a daily basis. Most sports psychologists teach their clients the value of creative visualization. Most Olympians, golfers, football players, soccer players, even hockey players us it before major contests. Why? Because it works – proven over and over to have significant impact on an athlete’s performance.

I ask you then, if it is such a powerful tool for athletes, why don’t we use it and benefit from it in conditioning our minds for success.

Here is what science has shown us. Visualization, or imagery or feelization strengthens the neural pathways (ie psycho-neuromuscular explanation). When you imagine performing a particular sport, your muscles fire in the same sequence as if you were actually performing the skill. Second, imagery may function as a coding system in the brain to help athletes form a plan or mental blueprint; imagery strengthens the mental blueprint, enabling the actions/ movements to become more familiar or even automatic.  Recent research (Taylor 1995) has focused on the effectiveness of imagery as an important self-regulating skill – ie the ability to set goals, plan and solve problems, regulate arousal and anxiety, manage emotions effectively.) The key is to program your mind and emotions for success, and to make your imagery as vivid, realistic and detailed as possible. When you vividly imagine yourself accomplishing a plan your central nervous system becomes programmed for success. It’s as if the activity you have visualized has already happened.

Imagery can also be used from relaxation to improved interpersonal communication skills – visualize yourself asking someone a difficult question, asserting needs to a boss, or when recovering from an injury – direct healing thoughts to an injured part of the body –  and there is enough anecdotal evidence to show that actual healing results. Chronic patients use it for pain management.

What we have discovered is that the imagery must get as close to real as possible in terms of thoughts, emotions, the feelings, senses and actions. You must feel yourself moving, hear the sounds, smell the smells and create the feeling in your visualizations. It may seem foreign at first, because this part of our brain has atrophied. But with practice your visualizations will become more powerful.

For those of you who saw “The Secret,” visualization is mentioned throughout as the technique to bring your thinking, your desires into reality. But it is not just your thinking. It is the feelings that work vibrationally. It is the power of your emotions. It is the feeling that creates the mental blueprint that wires the brain and resonates through your core and brings your wishes into reality. And as they have discovered, you make no discernment between reality –what is happening on the outside – and what is being visualized. It is all real to your mind.

You can use visualization for just about any change you want to make in your life. It is more than just positive thinking or using positive affirmations. It is one of the tools you posses to create the world you want to live in. It is a fundamental part of a personal development program and when done daily will impact your life on an ongoing basis. I strongly recommend that you begin a regular practice of visualization.

This is the last of our sessions for this year as the holiday season approaches. Maybe you can begin to see the impact thoughts have on the reality you live in. I strongly recommend that you stop taking in the negative thought patterns that are in our world today. Stop reading newspapers, turn off the television and radio news reports. Stop watching movies and shows that promote bad feelings and negative emotions. Begin to see your life in a brand new way. As Mahatma Ghandi said – “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

Here is a clip from the Secret that includes powerful positive imagery and great insights that reinforce what we have been talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbJ8dp4zK7A

Finally, one of you sent me an amazing piece on the principles of living a great life. This person is a great soul that does so much to bring “life’s messages” to us on a regular basis. Thank you Lori.

Since Blogs will not allow you to upload PowerPoint presentations, I have attached this special piece to the email with this link. Enjoy!

I wish you a relaxing break from everything and a happy holiday season to you and your family. See you next year.

Ken

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Creating your own reality


I have a great message for you this week. You were born with an amazing and immeasurable power. This power has made you what – and how – you are right now. You may be unconscious of it, but with this power you have created your present reality.



We are here to be creators. We are here to infiltrate space with ideas and mansions of thought. We are here to make something of this life.
- Ramtha.

Our purpose here is to develop our gifts of intentionality. And learn how to be effective creators.
William Tiller, PhD.

Most people are unaware of this power I am talking about. They have unconsciously used the power negatively. Much of what we are seeing in our world right now is the creation of the people on this earth who are focusing on crisis, conflict, doubt, and creating fear and seeing the world fall into a crisis. What we are witnessing is the result of our earth consciousness at work, and it was negative thinking that lead up to this and now, since everyone is focused on the negative situation, it is getting worse. I know most people may have difficulty accepting this, but it is true.

Here in simplistic terms is how this power works. As we discussed in week one, and as all of us previously knew, we are – below the atomic level – pure energy. We are vibrational beings. Modern medicine can now measure this energy with CAT Scans, MRIs, EEGs. EKGs, ECGs.

They now can also measure a thought and emotion – we will show you evidence shortly – and these thoughts are what we project outwards into this matrix or field. Like energy attracts like energy – like vibration attracts like vibration. 

We feel this energy when we walk into a room where someone is in a terrible mood. We can feel their low energy and it does not feel good. Conversely when we walk in and someone is in an amazing mood, we feel that too and the energy is high - it feels good. 

When you feel sad you feel low or heavy. When you feel happy you feel light and alive. You have more energy. These are the different frequencies of your vibration.

In simplest terms if you project negative thoughts out into the field, the field responds by sending back more of what you are vibrating. This includes more negative thoughts, negative situations, negative people, and negative circumstances. Most people do not realize they are doing this. They think they are reacting to what is happening to them from the outside world. What quantum physics is discovering, is that the thoughts originate first and that if we begin to control these thoughts, and what is fed into our brains, a simple shift in mind will change our outside world.

Dr. Masara Emoto wondered if he could make a record of what emotions look like. He discovered that if he projected thoughts into water, then froze the water and took photographs with a microscopic camera, the crystals that were formed were changed by the emotions that were projected into the water. They show dramatic differences. 

Please see the PowerPoint I have put together on this. I was unable to upload the PowerPoint onto the blog, so I have attached it to your email. My apologies for this.

When you are finished just think for a minute, how negative thoughts affected the water, and then contemplate how these thoughts and emotions might impact our bodies because we are upwards of 60% to 90 % water (depending who you talk to.)

Our thoughts are creating our world. Actually, it’s more than just our thoughts but that is where it begins. In fact, what they are discovering is that it is our feelings and emotions that are in fact at work here. The vibration of feelings and emotions are much more powerful than thoughts. (In fact the electro-magnetic energy that is emitted from your heart is 5,000 times stronger than your head). Your thoughts have a direct impact on how you feel and these are reflected through our emotions.

All you have to do to change your world is to begin to change the thoughts you have about your world – your life within it – how you see yourself – how you see everyone else in your life – and you will begin to create the energy that will change what you attract into your world. In essence you will change everything you intend to change, and it will be something you will control.

I am using Gregg Braden again this week – we’ll use others in the coming weeks – to explain exactly how this works. The link will take you to an interview that was used in a movie by Louise L. Hay, author of "You can heal your life." It’s a 6 part interview and I recommend you see all 6 parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTlC27bgkGw

What you will discover, is that this power that is currently at the subconscious level for most of us, when brought to the conscious level, will deliver unlimited potential for you. With this power you can create anything you want and attract into your life anything you want. Once you understand that you have the power and the techniques to help you change your vibration you will open yourself up to unlimited possibilities.

And the power of intention will change the world for you and for everyone around you. It will be very exciting. We will start to get into the various techniques in the coming weeks.

Have a great week.

Best always,

Ken

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Balancing the Mind


Hi and welcome,

It was great to see the response to my initial email. There obviously is a desire to change and to influence the world around us in a positive way. You must also, at some level realize how powerful you are in all of this and that – just like our brains – we are only using a small percentage of this power. We will be finding out more about this in the coming weeks. Welcome aboard.

I ask, in the beginning that you bear with me for the first number of sessions if they seem a little vague in their purpose or maybe covering ground you already know. When I look at the list of people here, we are all at a different place and we need to get on the same page.

I will try to keep each session as brief as possible. Our worlds have become so busy with things to do, that I understand and respect your time commitments.

My goal is to show you that fundamental change is not about changing the world around you. The core of change comes from within. When you change yourself from the inside, you will see a dramatic shift in the outside. And as I said in my initial email, I will use science, philosophy, logic and proven principles that are embraced by many in our fields of higher education to help you see the truth.

First, I would like to briefly revisit the two videos you watched last week. The first with Dr. Bruce Lipton talked about how a “change in mind” will bring back the “garden” that is the natural healthy state of our world. Dr. Jill Bolte Tailor – a video that many of you found inspiring – also showed that our left and right hemispheres – as one of you put it – are surprisingly completely separate and that when you shut one down you get a completely different perspective on reality.

I think you will agree that our universe strives for balance. Our ecosystems are the healthiest when they are balanced. We are healthiest when our bodies are in balance, when our diets are well-balanced, and we strive for work/life balance. Even our businesses use a “balance” sheet.

But we have become an unbalanced, “left-brain” centric world. (the language of our left brain is logic, numbers, graphs, computing, judging). We have so overdeveloped the left hemisphere in our brain that if we can’t measure it, quantify it, put it in a process, systematize it, memorize it, substantiate it, formulate it, then it doesn’t fit in our business world. Even our education systems, continually under budget pressures, look to cutting music and the arts – the language of the right brain, in order to save money, and retain the subjects where logic, memorization, formulas and computing are the main focus (maths and sciences).

Yet research time-and-time again show that children that take music and the arts learn better and faster because they are using both sides of the brain. Harvard, a few years ago, came out and said that the two most important practices for today’s business professionals are meditation and intuition – and they are both inter-related and they are both right brain.

Our geniuses such as Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Leonardo da Vinci are said to have been this way because of “whole-mind” thinking. They approached everything with balanced thinking. Inspiration and intuition created their ideas – from the right brain and then logic (left side) helped them to formulate their brilliant theories and inventions.

Left Brain

Logical

Sequential

Rational

Analytical

Objective

Computation determines what’s right

Looks at parts


Right Brain

Random

Intuitive, creativity & inspiration

Holistic

Synthesizing

Subjective

Gut feeling for what’s right

Looks at wholes – big picture

They have studied yogis’ minds for years and have discovered they have significantly more neural passageways between the left and right hemispheres than the rest of us. They have studied meditators at our universities for years and have discovered that as we meditate we build more of these neuro- passageways and therefore improve our balanced or whole mind thinking.

Here is what has happened to most of us. With the increased dependence on our left brain, the brain activity in this hemisphere – logically – has increased. We all except now that thanks to Quantum Physics, at the sub-atomic level we are pure energy. Science can measure this frequency and identify the various frequencies in the body. They use ECGs. EKGs, EEGs, MRIs etc. to do this.
The brain frequencies of each state are as follows:

Beta (awake state) 14hz - 30hz
Alpha (relaxed, super creative and learning state) 8hz - 14hz
Theta (dream sleep) 4hz - 8hz
Delta (dreamless sleep) 0.5hz - 4 hz


The left brain is where most of our day-to-day living experience comes from. This is where our to-do-lists come from, our worry about being on time, finishing reports, writing proposals, thoughts about our next important meeting, how people see us, judging ourselves, the inner chatter that sabotages most of us, talks down to us, minimizes who we are and sends us self-defeating messages, or as Dr. Jill Bolte Tailor said in the video – the 30 years of baggage that disappeared when her left brain shut down.

This increased activity raises our vibrational frequency in the Beta range where many, if not most of us, are operating at the dangerously high end of the Beta frequency the entire time (30hz). Living at this level increases stress on our biological systems that eventually manifests in emotional disorders, sleep deprivation (because our minds cannot shut down) and even physical disease begins to manifest. This imbalance creates stress and impacts on out thinking.

If you begin a 20 minute practice of meditation each day, it won’t take long before you begin to see a significant difference.

Deepak Chopra – a well known doctor, author, entrepreneur, spiritual teacher, who sits on many boards of large businesses today once said, “What if I told you that if you did an exercise 20 minutes every morning and every evening you would be healthier, richer, more successful in your career, have a happier marriage, more friends, and feel more satisfied with life, would you do it?” Of course, your answer would be yes, and what he was talking about was meditation.

Here are some of the benefits of meditation.

• Builds confidence.
• Reduces anxiety.
• Brings clarity to thinking and determination of priorities.
• Increases creative thinking, inspiration and intuition.
• Increases serotonin which influences sleep, moods and behavior.
• Increases energy, strength and vigour.
• Helps keep blood pressure normal.
• Creates a feeling of deep relaxation and general feeling of well-being.
• Increases concentration and strengthens the mind.
• Helps reduce heart disease.
• Helps with weight loss.

If you practice regularly, the benefits of meditation will promote a sense of calm and control, you’ll feel far more relaxed and happy. Your ability to concentrate will be greater. You won’t become stressed about things and you’ll feel more peaceful and relaxed about everything. One of the greatest benefits of meditation is learning to go with the flow and things that used to irritate you simply become insignificant.

“Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the truth.” – James Allen

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to begin a practice of meditation. You can find many great books and CDs on meditation at the library. Youtube is full of short meditations you can use. If you already meditate, congratulations – you know first hand what I am saying. If you can increase your meditation time, you will increase the benefits. Or maybe you would like to try some different techniques. Contact me and we can share our experiences and talk about other meditative practices.

That’s all for this week. I seriously want you to consider a regular meditation practice. It is the first step to changing you and your world. It is a practice that most personal development programs include – although they may call it something else. It is a practice that most of us say we don’t have time for. I believe this comes from a belief that is part of our cultural conditioning, that diminishes our importance and tells us it is more important to “give ourselves away” to our careers, our businesses, our families and “not be selfish.” But I submit if you do this for yourself, then you will find you have more to give to everything and everyone else, and the quality of your efforts will be better and you will feel more empowered and ultimately, as you will see in the coming weeks, you will begin to change your world for the better and change the world for people around you.

Have a great week. See you next week.
Best always,
Ken

Here's a video that will help you feel good about yourself and your day. Turn up your speakers and enjoy. /



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Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Field - Zero Point Field - Divine Intelligence


Does prayer promote healing? Are you able to affect physical reality with your mind? Can you perceive things outside of space/time? Can a being walk on water? Does the Higgs Particle exist?

Probably most human beings on this planet would rather know the answer to the first four questions. Yet we have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to build more powerful accelerators to find the Higgs Particle.

Well, I bring you good news. There is now evidence that helps with the first four and that is the focus of this session.

I was going to work my way up to this, but I realize that you are here with an open mind so let’s just get to it. The best way to deliver this is through a taped interview by a recognized expert in this field – Gregg Braden. The two links below will give you all the information you need to start to understand the principles behind the Zero Point field and what it means to you.

Gregg Braden Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjM9JhzlXR0

Gregg Braden Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-716MTOf48

This is supported and widely accepted by scientists. Here are but a few with links to their web sites if you are interested. I am using Gregg Braden’s interview – the first 2 of 7 parts because it explains this concept so well, so succinctly and so quickly. There are great lectures by many other quantum physicists but, as professors tend to do, they take upwards of an hour, in a meandering way, to explain this.

So enjoy, ask any questions you have, and we will talk about the implications of this next week.

Meanwhile here are some of the leading experts that have confirmed and agree with the existence of Zero Point Field . I have included their credentials to re-enforce their credibility in this area.


John Hagelin, Ph.D. (www.hagelin.org) is a world-renowned quantum physicist, educator, author, and public policy expert. Dr. Hagelin has conducted pioneering research at CERN (the European Center for Particle Physics) and SLAC (the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) and is responsible for the development of a highly successful grand unified field theory based on the Superstring. In his book, Manual for a Perfect Government, Dr. Hagelin was named winner of the prestigious Kilby Award, which recognizes scientists who have made "major contributions to society through their applied research in the fields of science and technology." The award recognized Dr. Hagelin as "a scientist in the tradition of Einstein, Jeans, Bohr and Eddington."

Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D. (www.fredalanwolf.com) is a physicist, writer, and lecturer who earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at UCLA in 1963. His work in quantum physics and consciousness is well known through his popular and scientific writing. He is the author of eleven books.
In academia, Dr. Wolf has challenged minds at San Diego State University, the University of Paris, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of London, Birkbeck College, and many other institutions of higher learning.

William Tiller Ph.D.ex professor Stanford Department of material sciences and engineering. William Tiller, Ph.D. (www.tiller.org) graduated with a B.A.Sc. in 1952 with a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Toronto. He also has an M.A.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Dr. Tiller has been a professor at Stanford University in the Department of materials science and Engineering. He has been a consultant to government and industry in the fields of metallurgy and solid-state physics and formerly Associate Editor of 2 scientific journals. He has published more than 250 scientific papers, three technical books and has five patents issued. He is also the founding director of the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine and The Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Amit Goswami, Ph.D. earned his Ph.D. from Calcutta University in theoretical nuclear physics in 1964 and has been a professor of physics at the University of Oregon since 1968. He also wrote a textbook on Quantum Mechanics that is well regarded and used. He is the author of ten books, including The Self-Aware Universe, Quantum Creativity, Physics of the Soul, and The Visionary Window, and The Quantum Doctor. Dr. Goswami is a pioneer of a new multidisciplinary paradigm of science based on the primacy of consciousness, known as Science within consciousness. His research has been published in scientific journals in three different fields, physics, biology, and psychology.

Dr. David Albert, Professor and Director of Philosophical Foundations of Physics, Columbia University,
specializes in Philosophical Problems of Quantum Mechanics, Philosophy of Space and Time and Philosophy of Science.
Professor Albert is the author of Quantum Mechanics and Experience and Time and Chance, and has published many articles on quantum mechanics, mostly in the Physical Review.

Stuart Hameroff M.D. (www.quantumconsciousness.org) is a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology, and Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Hameroff’s publications include 150 peer reviewed papers including three co-authored with Roger Penrose and 5 books including: Toward a Science of Consciousness I-III (MIT Press 1996, 1998, 1999), and Ultimate Computing – Biomolecular Consciousness and Nanotechnology, (Elsevier-North Holland 1987.)
Jeffrey Satinover, M.D. (psychiatry), (www.satinover.com) M.S. (physics, doctoral candidate in physics). For over twenty years, Dr. Satinover has been an author and practicing psychiatrist. He was until recently a teaching fellow and doctoral student in the department of physics at Yale University, where he has completed a master’s degree as a member of the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics group and Yale's newly-established W. H. Keck Foundation Center for Quantum Information Physics. Dr. Satinover is past president of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York, a former Fellow in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at Yale University and William James Lecturer in Psychology and Religion at Harvard University.

Dr. Joseph Dispenza, D.C. (www.drjoedispenza.com) studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Dispenza’s postgraduate training and continuing education has been in neurology, neurophysiology, and brain function.

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