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Mother Teresa – Remember The Small Things

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Some of my sisters used to work in Australia. On a reservation, among the Aborigines, there was an elderly man. I can assure you that you have never seen a situation as difficult as that poor old man's. He was completely ignored by everyone. His home was disordered and dirty.

I told him, "Please, let me clean your house, wash your clothes, and make your bed."

He answered, "I'm okay like this. Let it be."

I said again, "You will be still better if you allow me to do it."

He finally agreed. So I was able to clean his house and wash his clothes. I discovered a beautiful lamp, covered with dust. Only God knows how many years had passed since he last lit it.

I said to him, "Don't you light your lamp? Don't you ever use it?"

He answered, "No. No one comes to see me. I have no need to light it. Who would I light it for?"

I asked, "Would you light it every night if the sisters came?"

He replied, "Of course."

From that day on the sisters committed themselves to visiting him every evening. We cleaned the lamp, and the sisters would light it every evening.

Two years passed. I had completely forgotten that man.

He sent this message:

"Tell my friend that the light she lit in my life continues to shine still."

I thought it was a very small thing. We often neglect small things.

(PART 2) You “Shouldn’t” Have Preferences?

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

A while back I made a video with controversial message that triggered and challenged some people. It was called “Spiritual people shouldn’t have preferences?” and here is one reply that is well worth exploring:

“But Chris what if you were talking about your son and not chocolate. It wouldn’t really matter whether the chocolate was there or not but it certainly would with your son. I think there are degrees of loving.”

That’s a great point!

Let’s explore… ๐Ÿ™‚

For a few years before bedtime, my my son loved when I read to him. In one of his magazines we used to read, there was a short story called “The Cheetah Nursery.” It shared about the process that baby cheetahs go through from birth until they are ready to live on their own.

For several weeks in a row, my son wanted me to read that story every night. I did. And he listened captively.

Then one day when he was maybe 3 or 4 years old, he started reading it to me. I noticed sometimes he would say certain words that didn’t match. That’s when I knew he wasn’t actually reading. He was reciting the story from memory.

He had associated certain pictures with certain sentences and was able to correctly remember the context of the sentences and got about 90% of the words correct.

It reminded me of something that we often do with our inner development…

A teacher tells us about a wisdom Truth, we like it, and we adopt it as our own. We start reciting it like a mantra or affirmation, perhaps even teaching it to others, without having the experience to know it’s true -for us- specifically. It’s in our head, but not our hearts.
 
It should be no mystery I’m a huge fan of finding out what is true for myself. That’s why I encourage you to do the same.
 
So what good does it do to recite ideas like “We shouldn’t have preferences” or “pain is an illusion” when we’re in the middle of a debilitating disease, an emotionally traumatic situation, or a severe injury?
  
It usually does us no good. That just becomes a denial.  It lacks compassion and denies us important aspects of our humanity such as our vulnerability and our potential to grow.

Including this while circling back to the original question regarding my son, I am reminded of the Zen story…

“A Zen Master’s child had died. He had been weeping uncontrollably for days… for weeks even.

The Master was in a state of terrible sorrow and no matter what anybody tried, he was completely inconsolable.

Eventually one of his students came up and said to him:

“Pain is just an illusion.”

I don’t know about you, but in that situation, if somebody said that to me, I’d find it hard to stay kind, compassionate, and not step into a state of anger.

I would be tempted to use a few “choice” words, if you know what I mean… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Not unlike if I had lost my son and somebody told me “Well, you shouldn’t have any preferences. Isn’t that what you just wrote the other day, Chris?”

Do you know what the Zen Master said?

“Yes. But the death of a child is the greatest illusion of all.”

This is the reality of life. It’s a tough road. The teachings are not here to be mindlessly adopted and recited… they are here to guide us towards the Truth of our experience.

I find similar challenges with all wisdom teachings. It’s easy to read a book that teaches us “We are all one,” and most of us are privileged enough to have at least a brief experience or two of living it.

“We are all one” sounds great. It’s a wonderful principle to guide us act more compassionately in the world.

But do we really feel like one when we’ve just had our heart broken, we are betrayed by a coworker, or when people project their anger onto us? (or us onto them??)

It’s not so easy at those times. That’s when we have to practice the Truth… and often at the same time, accept the times when we feel unable to live the Truth.

It’s really no different than my son “reading” his story to me. He was reciting just a piece of what his mind knows, without him having the experiential understanding of what it meant to read.

And if I were faced with the pain of losing my son, I would be challenged to to explore “preferences” at an even deeper level than I already have. I would connect with people who have lost their most beloved ones and found deep peace in their experience. I would see if it were possible for me to also find peace as they did.

On that note, next time you hear a spiritual Truth that sounds good…

Next time you read a book, email, or quote that seems to resonate…

PUT IT TO THE TEST.

Don’t just listen to the words and accept them blindly. Also don’t reject them blindly. Instead, let them land with you in the Present moment.

Try it out in your life. Live the teaching and see what you discover. Then practice living it more with each passing day.

Maybe you’ll discover that we are all one or that we really do (or don’t) have preferences. Perhaps you’ll also discover what blockages you have to living certain wisdom teachings every moment of every day. You might find yourself deepening into that Truth and experiencing it more with each passing day.

Or perhaps you’ll discover that we’re all separate beings, living separate lives, uniquely. Unable to connect.

I don’t know what you’ll discover.

What I do know is this…
 
Adopting other peoples’ opinions as your own is like seeing fire on a TV and being scared that it’s going to burn you.

FYI: No cheetahs were injured during the writing of this blog post. ๐Ÿ™‚

Concentration – A Zen Story About Success

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After winning several archery contests, the young and rather boastful champion challenged a Zen master who was renowned for his skill as an archer. The young man demonstrated remarkable technical proficiency when he hit a distant bull’s eye on his first try, and then split that arrow with his second shot. “There,” he said to the old man, “see if you can match that!”

Undisturbed, the master did not draw his bow, but rather motioned for the young archer to follow him up the mountain. Curious about the old fellow’s intentions, the champion followed him high into the mountain until they reached a deep chasm spanned by a rather flimsy and shaky log.

Calmly stepping out onto the middle of the unsteady and certainly perilous bridge, the old master picked a far away tree as a target, drew his bow, and fired a clean, direct hit. “Now it is your turn,” he said as he gracefully stepped back onto the safe ground.

Staring with terror into the seemingly bottomless and beckoning abyss, the young man could not force himself to step out onto the log, no less shoot at a target.

“You have much skill with your bow,” the master said, sensing his challenger’s predicament…

“But you have little skill with the mind that lets loose the shot.”

โ€“by Paulo Coelho

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Do I Discourage An Ego-Driven Life?

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A little while back on Facebook, I posted the following quote:

"Ignore people who tell you you can't or try to discourage you." – Jeffrey Gitomer

As with any quote or thought, it's always interpreted through the lens of the person reading it. In this case, one person replied and asked, "Don't you discourage an ego-driven life?"

This is an interesting response to the quote. And, it reveals a common misperception in spiritual circles: That the ego must be eliminated, annihilated, gotten rid of, rejected, or feared. It also suggests that it's bad to have an ego, and that when we are identified with or doing what our ego says, we're somehow not being spiritual.

That's all bullshit. Specifically, it's bullshit that our egos are telling us to keep us from living happier, more free, abundant lives. As long as we believe that we must reject any aspect of ourselves (including ego), we are rejecting the infinite possibilities for an amazing life.

Circling back to the original question…

I don't discourage an ego-driven life. To do that is to impose judgment on the way that billions of people live – including myself at many times.

While we are perfect in our Divine nature, each of us is here to experience being human in all its aspects and forms, including ego.

Therefore, I encourage people to be curious about how their egos are impacting their overall quality of life…

IF…

Those people are interested in such things.

For those of us who are not interested in understanding our egos and being able to consciously choose our experience, there is no sense in encouraging something that has no relevance to reality in that moment.

In other words, when our egos ARE running the show in our lives we have a choice to make:

Do I want to continue listening to and acting upon what my ego tells me? Or do I want to see what's true (or false) about my ego's perspectives right now, and then make a choice about how I want to move forward?

It's easy to judge ourselves when we are obviously coming from the fixated and pre-conditioned lens of our ego. Rather than judgment though, let's just accept that it happens to almost all of us at some point – often at several points throughout every day – and we can simple choose to be curious.

Curiosity is key. It's what gives us the CHOICE as to whether or not to identify with and listen to our egos, or to make different choices.

Just to be clear…

Just because our ego is telling us to do something doesn't mean it's ineffective, suboptimal, bad, or "un-spiritual" to do what it's saying.

The ego is just one particular lens through which we view the world. When we develop the self-awareness to see ego for what it is, we have an opportunity to decide when and how we want to use that lens in our lives. Or if we even want to at all…

And at least then, we know it's a choice. :)

Deprived

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

In 1954, an eccentric neuroscientist with a penchant for psychedelia began obsessing over a question that would soon send indignant shockwaves across the scientific community:

“What happens to a person’s state of mind, when the environmental stimuli that normally keep it engaged are suddenly cut off?”

John C. Lilly’s initial experiments were controversial. He would fit test subjects in skintight face masks, and seal them up in a water-filled sensory deprivation tank just big enough to fit their bodies.

His subjects would spend hours floating in these sensory vacuums, being forced to confront, for the first time in their lives, unfiltered thoughts and undiluted subconscious impulses. The kind that under normal circumstances would be colored by the incessant sights, sounds, tastes and smells of their surroundings.

The outcomes ranged from predictable to completely unexpected. Some people reported an intense fear of drowning and loss of control. Others experienced a profound sense of detachment from their egos, and oneness with the water surrounding their bodies. Others still recounted vivid visuals and hallucinations.

But what the experimenter himself began experiencing was even stranger…

Lilly soon developed a habit of taking psychedelic drugs before immersing himself in his tanks. And before long he was reaching out to his peers and the media, swearing to them that he was:

  • Breaching higher states of human consciousness during his sessions…
  • Communicating with dead people…
  • Connecting with an extraterrestrial network, called Earth Coincidence Control Office (ECCO)…
  • And even curing himself of a lifelong migraine affliction.

Had Lilly stumbled on a hidden dimension of the human experience… or was he himself hallucinating?

Before you speculate, and before I tell you what I think, let’s consider the man’s credentials. Lilly was a respected pioneer in the field of electronic brain stimulation. And he was the first person to map the brain’s pain and pleasure pathways.

There had to be some truth to what was going on, right?

Hollywood was expectedly intrigued, and responded with a schlocky sci-fi movie inspired by Lilly’s accounts. But without the scientific community’s help, nobody could really say what was really going on in the darkness of these tanks.

Back in the late ’70s, a researcher named Peter Suedfeld was one of the few scientists who decided to investigate Lilly’s claims in the context of real-world therapeutic benefits.


(image source: shorpy.com)

What he found was that tank sessions were capable of treating autonomic nervous system problems like high blood pressure, chronic pain, and motion disorders.

When he began experimenting on athletes and artists, he noted improved performance and enhanced creativity in each.

And a more recent study involving 140 people even reveals how tank sessions can even alleviate chronic stress-related ailments.

The numbers are impressive. A majority of long-term fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety sufferers reported feeling significantly better after 12 treatments. 56 percent of pain and chronic stress sufferers experienced clear improvement in just 7 weeks. 23 percent reported the additional benefit of better sleep. And the positive effects persisted, even 4 months after the sessions ended.

How feasible would it be for you to enjoy these benefits?

More and more wellness centers today are offering floatation tank sessions. And you’ll be glad to know there is no longer a need for uncomfortable masks or eccentric scientists keeping tabs on your brainwaves. Modern-day tank operators even treat the water with Epsom salt, so you stay buoyant without worrying about sinking or drowning.

And if you can afford one, you can get a private tank installed in your home. Just like Robin Williams, Yoko Ono and Joe Rogan.

But wait a second…

Stress relief? Relaxation? Creativity? Healing? Is it just me, or do these ‘side effects’ sound identical to the benefits you get from other established mind-body practices… like meditation or brainwave entrainment?

Bear with me, because I believe there’s a fascinating reason for that. A phenomenon that empowers you to connect with your highest self… and even bend reality itself to your will. And it’s all got to do with what floatation tanks really do to your mind…

Up to this point we’ve been dealing in facts and figures. But now I invite you to indulge in some logical speculation with me.

You see, a few decades ago, Albert Einstein brought forth the idea of a ‘Unified Field Theory’ that perfectly represents every layer of reality, every force of nature and every universal law under one all-encompassing formula.

Einstein died before he could complete this theory. But since then, numerous quantum physicists and consciousness researchers have conducted studies in this field, many focusing on how the Unified Field Theory can successfully merge the rules of science… with the infinite, spiritual nature of the human experience.

One particularly renowned quantum physicist has a fascinating perspective on this ‘Unified Field’, which shows us how it connects to human consciousness… and how it may explain the truth about curiosities like floatation tanks.

Quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin, on what really happens when you ‘dive within’…

“Physics has discovered something beyond matter, something non-material, because the material world really stops at about the atomic level… We’ve left matter behind in physics. We’re now about the study of intelligence…

Our true Self is our deep inner Self, field of consciousness, field of subjectivity… That pure consciousness within is the unified field…

In effective meditation, that takes you all the way to that level of universal consciousness, and you experience the universal, unbounded nature of consciousness, our universal Self and you experience the emergence of individual mind, individual self, individual thoughts and body from that universality.

So modern science is in a position to say, “Yes, that’s true, that’s how it works.” But long before the superstring, the ancient sciences of consciousness and the deep philosophical and spiritual traditions of the world have talked about the fundamental unity of life, and have even given specific techniques of meditation that actually take the awareness so deeply within, that our inner universal silent Self is opened to direct experience.”

Got that? Good. Now here’s my theory…

Whether you’re dunking yourself in a floatation tank, or closing your eyes and meditating, or visualizing, or listening to a brainwave entrainment audio, or doing pretty much anything that connects you to a source of power beyond your conscious mind…

Then what you’re really doing is connecting to the Unified Field.

This would explain why these tanks boost creativity and intuition. It’s because you’re tapping into an infinite source of the stuff, and taking it back into your waking life. And for that same reason, it also explains the rush of epiphanies and stillness, and even the instances of physical and mental healing.

I like to call this phenomenon ‘Reality Hacking’. I’ve spent the past two decades exploring how to do it, and let me tell you: jumping into a water-filled tank is just one of many weird and wonderful ways to venture beyond the confines of your conscious existence… and shift into the boundless space of who (and what) you really are.

Some of the other ways I’ve uncovered over the years include: staring into ancient ‘manifestation‘ symbols constructed with sacred geometry, lucid dreaming, chanting, harnessing planetary frequencies, and even channeling your sexual energy into different areas of your life.

It you’re intrigued, then I invite you to watch my free ‘Reality Hacking’ webinar. In it, I’ll share with you more of what I’ve uncovered, a unique guided meditation, and you’ll also get free emails, articles, and more to help you activate your superhuman powers.

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Floatation tanks are optional ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s take a dive together,
Amish


I hope you enjoyed this guest message from Amish!

I personally have done floatation / sensory deprivation tanks multiple times over the last half decade and always loved it. The experience truly is unique, and I encourage you to search for a float center near you and give it a try. ๐Ÿ™‚

On that note, I’ve kept meaning to get back to it as a regular practice. And between a recent center opening near me, a friend falling in love with floating, and Amish’s article this is one practice I’m going to start doing regularly again.

In fact, I just messaged my friend so we can get together for lunch and schedule our floats together… ๐Ÿ™‚

Your Partner In Sensory Deprivation and Floating,
Chris Cade
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Wisdom 2.0 – Why Pay To Go When It’s Free?

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Yesterday I returned from spending several days at the sold out Wisdom 2.0 Conference…

It's a place where high-profile speakers from technology, politics, parenting, business, and more come together to discuss how we can integrate the deepest wisdom teachings of Presence, compassion, and mindfulness with all aspects of life.

(it originally was just about wisdom and technology)

People like the President of Rwanda – Paul Kagame…

(sharing how his greatest inspiration came from his difficult life)

Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio…

(where I'm sure you can imagine meditation is NOT a mainstream idea)

Eckhart Tolle walking us through a living meditation…

(And showing us how to take a "selfie…")

Singer Alanis Morisette sharing about conscious communication…

(and how becoming famous amplified all her pain and problems that she was trying to run away from –AND– Presence was what "saved" her)

One of the most powerful and wealthy women in the world, Arianna Huffington, sharing vulnerably about her worst moment as a parent…

(and how waking up in a pool of her own blood was the catalyst for her to explore meditation and deeply value Presence)

Vice presidents and CEOs of companies like Facebook, Twitter, Zappo's and more…

(All looking for ways to make their social networks, software, and companies more compassionate and mindful)
    
Almost every one of the speakers was asking and answering these seemingly simple questions from their own perspectives and life experiences:

How can we be more Present and mindful?

How will we use our experience, positions, and resources to bring mindfulness and Presence into the world?

How can we balance the distractions and challenges of technology with the opportunities it has to directly support us in being more Present and experiencing our most authentic innermost selves?

What's most interesting about this conference is that all of the sessions are livestreamed for free.

Yes, you can go watch all the replays on their website right now and see everything I saw and paid for.

Which of course begs the ultimate question:

If it's all free, why show up at all?

Almost everybody I talked to asked me the same simple question: "So why are you here?"

My response was simple:

"Great question! I am here because I trust that the Divine will show me the answer to the question: Why I am here?"

In other words, I didn't attend for the content. I can get that for free. You can too, and I recommend you check out the replay videos.

(With Congress at an all-time low approval rate of 4%, I especially encourage you to watch Congressman Tim Ryan's speech.)

I attended the conference because I felt deep down that there were experiences (inner and outer) to be had and connections to be made that couldn't come any other way…

Any other way than for me to be Present with and within a community of like-hearted people coming together with common vision and the capacity to support one anothers' experiences safely and authentically.
    
That was no more evident than the simple fact that everybody was approachable. The best introduction was "Hi, I'm Chris" and to start talking with random people…

To sit down at a table and trust that exactly the right person would sit down with me, and that the Divine would show us why we came together…

To walk into a party where I know nobody and walk away with several new friends…

Knowing that the most common answer to that question is not what other people can do for me, but rather, experiencing how I am there to serve those beautiful people who shared moments with me…

And to enjoy a sponaneous in-the-hallway small group meditation (a new technique to me) with one of the world's most influential spirituality and consciousness technology venture capitalists.

(who may very well love Presence even more than I do!)

While some people went there to get the content or lots of new clients, I wasn't trying to promote my work or hand out business cards. I wasn’t trying to get anything from anybody.

I was simply there to show up, see what the Divine would have in store for me, have a good time, and know that everything was exactly as it was supposed to be. No more. No less.

Only magic and miracles with the mystery. ๐Ÿ™‚

Your Partner In Love and Wisdom,
Chris

P.S. One definitive 'answer' I left with was the knowing that one day the Divine will have me speak at this conference…

Which naturally invites a new question that I will let hang in Presence…

When I speak at Wisdom 2.0, what will I speak about?

I don't know and I don't care. ๐Ÿ™‚

When it's time for the conference coordinators to invite me to speak, whether it’s a day from now or a decade, I trust the Divine will show us the answer to that question…

"Why am I here?"

P.P.S. If you think that all of what I shared is about me and this conference…

Read between the lines…

Because you are just like every person in the story I just shared. ๐Ÿ™‚

What If Experiencing Abundance Was SIMPLE?

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Over the last few years, I've experienced an abundance of conversations about manifesting, abundance, money, creation, co-creation, and so on with many people.

When I really dig down, I realize that abundance, for me, is really quite simple.

Not that I get everything anybody could ever want in seconds. That's not really creating abundance…

That's wishful thinking.

I'm talking about REAL abundance for life.

The kind that changes lives. The kind that MEANS something when it happens.

For a while now, I've been looking at how I create experiences in my life. The more clear I get on that, the more I want to share what I have experienced. See, unlike "The Secret" I really don't use the power of visualization much. Yes, I use all kinds of videos (educational, inspirational, etc) and other technologies, software, workshops and products to support my personal transformation, but what about creating abundance?

In looking back on my life, I realize that creating abundance is really simple. Not necessarily easy. It's just simple.

There's a formula, and it basically comes down to this:

Input Equals Output.

In other words, what we feed our bodies, minds, and spirits, is what we'll get out of them…

And out of our lives as a whole.

What's interesting is that I historically have not focused on manifesting "things." I focus on doing the inner work so that I embody "qualities" that I can then apply to manifest the "things" I want.

For example…

If I want more money, contrary to popular Law of Attraction thinking, I don't start by trying to attain a specific dollar amount. And definitely not within a certain timeframe.

Instead, I focus on being a person who lives, breathes, eats, and sleeps…

Abundance.

That's the quality. Then when I feel abundant, I can apply that towards whatever I want to experience as abundant.

(In my case, my health and time with my son have been the primary 'outputs…')

Financial abundance is only one experience of abundance, and sadly, it's not enough on its own to experience abundance consistently. We have other possibilities to experience qualities of abundance:

JOY.

Strength.

Compassion.

Willpower.

COURAGE.

I consciously develop all of those qualities (and more) to experience the abundance that my heart's desires.

Yes, I want material possessions and tons of cash…

But not for what they are.

I want them for what they represent: The abundance of qualities I must develop and embody to manifest those objects. That way I know I already have what I want, and any objects I attain are the metaphorical "icing on the cake."

Next time you're thinking about what you want and how hard it may be to attain, ask yourself what personal qualities in you need to be developed to experience the abundance that you want.

Those qualities are what should feed your input. If you want more courage in your life, read stories of courage. Watch videos of courageous acts. Write affirmations about courage.

Those are your inputs.

Then just watch your life unfold. What you'll discover is that as you bring out your courage more, you'll apply it to worldly endeavors.

Perhaps the courage to ask a person out on a date…

The courage to ask your employer for a raise…

The courage to leave your day job and work from home…

The courage to to reconnect with an estranged family member or friend.

Or maybe…

JUST MAYBE…

The courage to believe that it's possible for experiencing abundance to be far simpler for you than you previously thought possible. ๐Ÿ™‚

Because it can be.

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Though those program participant results are "not typical"

(I have to say that for legal purposes…)

I'm confident that if you listen to the sessions and apply what you learn, you'll see personally meaningful changes in your life. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Remaining Calm In The Middle Of The Storm

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

'Last Friday, Martha Rivera Alanis, a teacher in Monterrey, Mexico, told her 15 pupils to place their faces on the floor, and repeated over and over again that everything was going to be fine. While gunmen shot and killed five people at a taxi stand nearby, Rivera led her students in a Spanish-language version of a song from the TV show "Barney and Friends." They sang about chocolate raindrops, until the shootout finally ended.

Incredibly, the 1.2-minute clip has already been viewed more than a million times, and the story of her bravery traveled far outside her northern Mexican hometown to the UK's Guardian newspaper, Al Jazeera and dozens of U.S. newspapers and blogs.'

– The Lookout by Liz Goodwin

Although that happened almost 3 years ago, we have to ask ourselves how could Martha Rivera Alanis remained so calm in the midst of something that could have been so emotionally triggering?

Because underneath it all, Martha Rivera Alanis was operating from a belief that 'everything is OK.'

Hard to believe, huh?

Perhaps not.

This is Jolette Jai…

And Chris has graciously allowed me to write to you today and share exactly why Martha Rivera Alanis' response isn't all that unbelievable. In fact, it's something each and every one of us is capable of. Really.

See, in my Quantum Mindshift Meditation (click here and listen to it for free) about shifting from an old limiting belief to a NEW belief that serves you, and this is a perfect example of what's really at work in your brain when you can do this.

So, what was really going on in Martha Rivera Alanis's brain that day?

Inside our brains, we have neural pathways that determine our behavior. For example, if we take a certain route to work each day, we have created a neural pathway that tells us to take that certain route to work each day. Let's say we find out about a new route to work one day and decide to take this new route, then within our brains, a new neural pathway is formed for us to take a new route to work.

Continued behavior in any direction creates a deeper pattern of a neural pathway in our brain.

By not reacting to the incredible shock and potential anxiety from a shootout happening right outside her window, Martha Rivera Alanis's brain chose a new neural pathway that day. She chose calm, connection and even play with the children.

I'm not sure if that neural pathway of calm and connected behavior was already formed within Martha's brain or if she just chose that new calm and connected behavior in that moment for the first time.

It doesn't really matter, actually.

That's because one of the greatest discoveries in the field of brain science is that our brains have neuroplasticity. The can actually change and grow and follow new neural pathways at ANY time.

And this is what I've consistently found to be true in working with parents ? that we can shift our behaviors with our children in any moment.

So, why might we still be so stressed out and feeling anxious with our child? Why might we not have the calm and composure of Martha Rivera Alanis in those highly emotional moments with our child?

What I've found in developing the Quantum Mindshift Meditation is that we all have these unconscious limiting beliefs that are really guiding most of our stressful feelings.

Let's say that a person was neglected as a child. So, she may have felt alone. As she felt this feeling of "alone," then she started saying something to herself. This may have sounded a bit like, 'Nobody loves me.' Or 'I'm so alone.'

And bingo! An unconscious limiting belief was formed in her mind.

And that person's mind will continue to loop this belief over and over as her body feels similar feelings of 'alone' throughout her life.

When we have those feelings of alone and we hear that limiting belief in our mind, 'Nobody loves me' then we are going to begin doing certain behaviors in response to this belief that 'Nobody loves me.'

Now, neural pathways in our brain are formed around these feelings of being alone and this limiting belief that 'Nobody loves me'.

This unconscious limiting belief will continue looping through our mind UNTIL we create a NEW positive, life-enhancing belief that will generate a whole new host of feelings and behavior in your body and mind.

So, what was really going on in Martha Rivera Alanis's brain that day last week in her classroom?

Martha's belief of 'everything is OK' was stronger in that moment than any feelings of fear or shock or anxiety that she may have been experiencing.

Martha had developed her NEW belief that 'everything is OK' to such an extent that it overtook any other sensation or limiting belief that she may have been experiencing in that moment.

Her bravery that day began in her mind.

Remember, our brains can grow and change at any instant. Hers did. Mine has. Yours can too.

And, it was in that instant that a horrendous shooting was happening just outside her schoolroom window, Martha's brain chose to follow a new neural pathway of calm, connection and support.

So, what about the children?

Her incredible act of bravery actually held the space for a group of 15 children to not be traumatized by an event that could have otherwise been very traumatic for these kids. An event that may have imprinted patterns of fear and anxiety within these children's brains for years to come.

Instead, Martha chose a different behavior that modeled calm, connection and fun for the kids.

In the middle of the storm, each of us has the choice. We can choose a different behavior right now. We CAN model calm and connection.

Our bodies know how. Let your intuition guide you.

Big love to you and your family,
Jolette
(via Chris Cade)


I hope you enjoyed this guest message from Jolette…

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More About Jolette Jai…
Jolette is the President and Co-Founder of The Jai Institute for Parenting. After working for several years as a Parent Educator, she discovered the missing link to creating lasting change within families. This led her to create the 10-step Jai Process that her Institute's coaches and trainers use with families all around the world.

This process is the first of it's kind, helping parents experience authentic, deep connection with their children while setting limits in a way that enhances the long-term relationship between parent and child. Rather than the prevailing methodology of modifying children's behavior, the Jai Process is parent-centric, giving parents tools to let go of the way that they were parented and empowers them to create a new, values-based foundation for their parenting.

Jolette has personally coached hundreds of families, and lead many workshops in and around Los Angeles, where she lives with her seven-year old son, Gabriel. She is the co-author of Quality Time With Your Kids: The Simple Directions and the upcoming book, New Paradigm Parenting.

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Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied:

"Things aren't always what they seem."

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel: "How could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him", she accused. "The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die."

"Things aren't always what they seem."

"When we stayed in the basement of the mansion," continued the older angel, "I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it."

"Then last night as we slept in the farmer's bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead…."

"Things aren't always what they seem."

– Author Unknown and greatly appreciated!

Homeless

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Spiritual Development

It was a cold winter's day that Sunday…

The parking lot to the church was filling up quickly. I noticed as I got out of my car that fellow church members were whispering among themselves as they walked to the church. As I got closer, I saw a man leaned up against the wall outside the church. He was almost lying down as if he was asleep.

He had on a long trench coat that was almost in shreds, and a hat topped his head, pulled down so you could not see his face. He wore shoes that looked 30 years old, too small for his feet, with holes all over them. His toes stuck out.

I assumed this man was homeless and asleep, so I walked on by through the doors of the church. We all gathered for fellowship for a few minutes, and someone brought up the man lying outside. People snickered and gossiped, but no one bothered to ask him to come in, including me.

A few moments later, church began. We all waited for the preacher to take his place and to give us the Word, when the doors to the church opened. In came the homeless man walking down the aisle with his head down.

People gasped and whispered and made faces. He made his way down the aisle and up onto the pulpit. He took off his hat and coat.

My heart sank.

There stood our preacher… he was the "homeless man."

No one said a word.

The preacher took his Bible and laid it on the stand…

"Folks, I don't think I have to tell you what I am preaching about today."

– Author Unknown and Greatly Appreciated!
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