Visualize with me for a moment a car stuck in the mud. The harder the driver tries to get out. The deeper the car gets. That is what has been happening to the vast majority of people throughout history. Some people because they watched others got smart. When they got stuck they stopped, and waited for help to come. Some get help, but many others do not get out, because they lack the type of help needed to get themselves out. What they lack is the awareness of the right type of help needed.
Just siting here pondering on all of the years I had been stuck in life waiting for someone to show me how to progress to the life that I had always wanted. Just down right euphoria! All of the books that I have been reading were and have been in the library all these years. I was just not aware that they were there. All of the principles and concepts have been know about for centuries. I was not aware of this. Everything that ever was, and ever will be has always been here, but I was not aware. Everything to create a happy life, a happy marriage, and a happy family, career, etc. Is already here.
So the principle that is missing is simply this. To become aware!
I recorded an interview last week about an attitude shift that I made over 19 years ago. I added a post on my Facebook page about another attitude shift, and I was asked what was the shift about.
I became completely aware of the principle that our present world is a direct reflection, or a complete manifestation of what we think about everyday. The mind, not the brain is the most sophisticated and misunderstood area of our being. Think of a mirror, and not a trick mirror. The reflection that you see is what is! My mentor Earl Nightingale stated that, “we are the sum total of all of our thoughts from the last five years, and we will become the sum total of all of our present thoughts over the next five years”. I heard a friend say over 11 years ago and, I did not pay attention to his words. Junk in. Junk out! If life sucks, then it is because of what is going in the mind. I like to call it the filing cabinet in the mind. All thoughts will stay there until they are replaced!
Another aspect to my shift was the fact that I had not been planning out my life, because I was not thinking. Some will say we do think, but when you truly understand the real concept of thinking. We don’t think. It has been said that 2% think 3% think that they think, and 95% would rather die than think. All these years I have been in the 3%, and after reading and fully understanding this concept, an attitude shift was immediately needed!
Now comes the task of learning how to fully implement, and to create the new life, and the new brighter path in life that I desire to walk down. One filled with new thoughts, which creates new ideas, which creates the new results.
It is amazing what happens when you become aware!
Awareness is on my mind! So many benefit from the lack of human awareness, because I feel we fell to heed the warnings of, “you reap what you sow”. We are now trying to play catch up to fix or repair our lives. How many have said if I only knew then what I know now! The bottom line is to become “aware” of the tools and… resources necessary for change and prosperity. You get out what you put in! Prosperity or Junk?
To the youth! Don’t waste, or spend time putting in junk that will not benefit you later. Those of us that are older are fighting for our happiness, peace, and a harmonious life.
I don’t know how many times I had asked myself what in the heck is going on. I now know that everything that I have ever experienced in my lifetime is in a filing cabinet locked away in my subconscious mind, you should take time to learn about that, and the only way anything can effectively change is with patients, persistence, and most importantly “awareness”.
Everything about mankind’s existence hinders on awareness. The past, present, and the future. Health, wealth, happiness you name it! The natural law state that what you put in you must get back out. Ignorance of that law has hurt myself as well as the masses, and continue to do so.
Where is all of that stuff going into you may ask? It is going through the conscious mind, and being stored in that permanent filing cabinet of the subconscious mind. There lies the problem! The present life is the direct manifestation of all of those thoughts, images and ideas in that filing cabinet. You remember the divine law. You get back what you put in. You reap what you sow. Cause and effect. The mind plays no favorites, because the lawmaker is perfect, just, and fair!
Now I find this out!
As a parent there is always a question in the back of your mind about how well you are doing. There are times when you can see the results and there are times when you just have to wonder.
There is a humbling feeling to wake up in the morning to see a group of sleeping teens in your living room! Knowing that they just gathered together to spend an evening of wholesome moments together. This will be a good memory for them to know that they can make right choices even as a teenager!
I don’t know about you, but I am grateful to know that my home is considered a safe haven for “some”!
Something to think about today. I learned this principle from my mentor. If you are struggling with something that your child or children are doing, it is because of their multitude of habits. Now how did they develop their multitude of habits? Was it from you the parent? Was it from their peers? Habits don’t just appear. They grow! I now have an understanding of why my children struggle and have struggled.
Because of my multitude of habits, I have overlooked their growing multitude of habits. As I look back over the years there were a lot of signs that I missed, because of my multitude of habits. Nothing just appears out of nowhere! Just like a seed has to start from a beginning. So do habits. Bad or good.
He is an example. My wife and I just recently found out that our daughter has been smoking, and had sex. Where did we go wrong you ask? We developed a habit of ASSUMING that she would make good decisions. We developed habits of ASSUMING that the young ladies that she associated with had good moral values.
I could go on and on with this. It is because of our(her parents) developed multitude of habits we missed some very important signs.
Last point! If I develop a multitude of bad habits at work chances are I will get fired. My multitude of bad habits affect my children’s progress.
The good thing about all of this is that we can all change by making a Paradigm Shift. A Paradigm is a multitude of habits. It is because of my Paradigm Shift that we were able to find out what she had been doing, and that is why I know that it works and is worth it.
Here we go again with another one of our kids. It would be easy and simple to say that I don’t understand what is going on, but that would be a lie, because I do know what is going on with my children. Another daughter seems to be loosing her way, and going down a destructive path. Until today I really did not know how to help them on their journey of life.
I have had incidents with five of my daughters, and they have been some real barn burners, (this is a family channel:-). I just wanted this daughter to leave my home, and I said I did not care where she went. I did not want her in my presence. That was not a shock to hear that come from me. The farther away the better.
I grew up in a home completely opposite from what my wife and I have created, and I got, shall I say pissed off and quite upset at her actions, and attitude about her actions. I did not, and do not want hose kinds of vibes in my home or around me. So my solution was get her out of my presence. See when someone tells you that they don’t care and has been saying that for the past couple of years despite attempts to help solve the issues, a reaction of leave sounds about right.
Both myself and my wife wanted to grow up in homes where the love was not only seen, but felt and shown through actions. There are too many kids wishing that they had parents that cared as much as we do for our children. She also made a comment of what was the big deal. The very essence of your being screams any bad situation is a big deal. That is when I knew her head was not right. It still did not make me feel any better, but I was willing and able to put it behind me and have us move forward.
Thank goodness for the Paradigm Shift video series, because in one of those videos is where I found the answer to my daughters current mental state. I have been watching those videos for the last two months, because I wanted a change for myself. Little did I know they would be of a greater service else where! It especially helps if you are in tuned to the higher powers to be, and are inspired to go read notes taken from a previous lesson. Now I know how to help my other daughters, and to help my little ones make better choices as they grow up.
I have learned that the mind is very powerful and also very destructive. I have also learned that the mind can be changed for the better. Mine has!
My final statement is take time to prepare for the unexpected, because it will come!
Take any group of 100 people at the start of their working career and follow them for 40 years until they reach retirement age and here’s what you’ll find, according to the Social Security Administration:
- Only 1 will be wealthy
- 4 will be financially secure
- 5 will continue working, not because they want to but because they have to
- 36 will be dead
- 54 will be dead broke – dependent on the meager Social Security checks, relatives, friends and even charity for a minimum standard of living.
That’s 5% successful, 95% unsuccessful.
All of my life I always wondered how my life would it up at the age of retirement. Picking up cans to survive. Waiting for the SS check in the mail. Now I have an idea of what could have happened!
There is a way to make solid changes and a new direction. I started making those changes a few weeks ago, I feel great! Bring it on!
Now that I know why my life is where it is, change starts now. Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I am the only one who can change it’s direction. I accept 100% responsibility for the direction in which my life has gone and will go! I truly understand that it has been my doing all alone and no one else. I have wanted to change many aspects of my life but I didn’t know how. I do now! I thought that I knew who Ivy Butler was, but I did not. I thought that I knew what I wanted, but I did not. I thought that I knew where I was going, but I did not! Today is the day that I discover everything about myself. I will determine my purpose, my goals, and lay a solid foundation for my future!
This is my declaration to myself.
- Not Stuck Anymore! Awareness
- The Attitude Shift…Mine Explained
- Humbling Parent Moment
- The Darkness is Leaving!
- The Path to Change
- Tangible and Intangible Happiness
- It’s time For Your Awareness!
- The Multitude of Habits Cycle
- My Daughters Destructive Attitude!
- Living With a Purpose!