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Vitality revisited

Vitality

The feeling of life in one’s body is an extraordinary feeling. Noticing the feeling of being alive, of being awake, of being vital. Amazing! Yet taken for granted and not appreciated. Too many people focus on pain or discomfort or hurt feelings. Those things exist, but they are minor in comparison to the body’s vitality!

Vitality! This word should always be written in color and in bold—and with an exclamation point! So that people will read it with energy and with desire. Desire to feel the strength of the word deep within the core of one’s being.

V-i-t-a-l-i-t-y! Feel its pull and its launch. Living life in a rich sense of being. Living life with gusto and with verve. Living life with emotion—feeling the fullness of each moment as it passes into the past.

When the blues hit or the bones creak, they take the focus and move miraculous existence to second best. Keep in mind that emotional ebbs and physical challenges are just parts of living—but they are not the main elements. They steal attention from the important aspects of life, and people must be vigilant to not become too immersed in the difficult and unhappy moments.  Health is so multi-faceted that its wonder is often overlooked. Appreciating the wonder of health is imperative to living with vitality!

External and internal pressures that affect attention maintenance

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Attention deficits occur when attention is unfocused, unavailable, and uninterested. Unfocused: too many distractions, too many choices. Unavailable: inadequate nourishment, hydration, sleep, movement, confidence. Uninterested: the subject of focus is irrelevant or too difficult or presented inadequately.

Maintaining attention when distracted, unable to decide, inadequately nourished, lacking in water, sleep deprived, needing to move, low in confident-ness (not knowing one’s gifts), the material or task is not clearly needed, the material or task seems overwhelming, or the material or task requires additional explanation—all these pressures tax the body’s ability to handle concentration.

Above all, expecting to succeed without working at goals, without applying oneself, without failing is expectation folly. Each person has certain gifts (many, many more than they usually think), but not enough to have success at all endeavors. Living in today’s world requires investing time and effort into learning many things that aren’t interesting and aren’t easily internalized. Success comes from diligence, repeated attempts, practice, and attitude that is accepting and uplifting.

More to come…Please share this information with people who question the status quo of dealing with attention deficit issues.

What does frustration feel like?

Frustration
in my
Amazing
Life is
Leading
Purpose wrong

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Purpose wrong
Leading
Life is
Amazing
in my
Frustration

Frustration—in my amazing life is leading, purpose wrong.
Purpose wrong leading? Life is amazing in my…frustration.

Frustration, in my amazing life the frustration I feel is leading me towards a purpose that is wrong. This purpose is wrong because the way it is leading is to a life that is not amazing, and in my frustration, I am agitated.

The message

When feeling frustrated, remembering that life is amazing is not enough. The best antidote to frustration is making something:

  • Making a comforting food that is also nutritious
  • Making another person happy
  • Making a trip to a beautiful landscape
  • Making a phone call to a person who lifts your spirits

Making something and not not just fretting is the way to elevating the spirit when the spirit is unclear.

Deadlines

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When a deadline is looming, people respond in many, many ways. Each person has a way of coping or approaching or ignoring or using the deadline to achieve/fail. Some people aim for success; some people aim for failure. Yes, both are aims and both are normal reactions depending on each person’s attitude, history, and current bodily balance or imbalance.

This post is being presented to those who aim for success. (I bet you thought it would be the other aim.)

Aiming for success is usually a positive aspiration. Success in one’s endeavors is considered to be the goal that should be reached. Success. What is success? The dictionary says that success means the attainment of wealth, honors, position, etc. In society, wealth, the receipt of awards, CEOs, elected leaders, and celebrity are the coveted (eagerly wished for) ideals.

Let’s look at success in life. What are successful life goals?

  • Maintaining good family relationships—not always easy, but worth making a goal.
  • Maintaining community—very important and worth the investment.
  • Maintaining a healthy outlook about oneself—influences all the other goals and is vital for reaching the goals with health and self-esteem unharmed.
  • Maintaining work requirements—delivering (a performance or a report), showing up when expected, influencing others or work conditions,  performing duties properly and with concern (no matter the type of work), providing the needed skills (relearning or staying current as needed), and focusing when focus is required.
  • Maintaining a relationship with the environment and the creatures that inhabit the planet. “Creatures” include animals and people.

Success is large and small. Large and small successes. Public and private successes. Often, the small and private successes are the most important.

Getting back to deadlines—each person determines the approach that works or doesn’t work. Remembering to attend to all of the life goals should help keep focus and lessen wasteful fretting and wasteful actions.

Striving revisted, twice

Again, I am compelled to repost the Striving post. The reason will become apparent at the end.

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  • Striving to improve
  • Striving to move
  • Striving to win
  • Striving to begin

So many things to strive for. People tend to strive for things that are either just out of their reach or for things that come too easily.

When a goal is reached with little effort, it may have been a goal that should have been expanded. Striving is important. It keeps people interested, working, and committed. Striving usually involves physical, emotional and intellectual efforts, and sometimes spiritual effort as well. Too easy can dull the capacity to reason and opine.

Striving for just beyond is generally the better effort. Working towards, moving, struggling. These actions build character and personality. And sometimes strength and resilience.

When a goal is reached, it should be recognized and appreciated. It should not be ignored nor made light of. On the other hand, it should not become one’s existence.

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This season is the time for making resolutions and promises to oneself and to others. Striving to improve is a valuable goal; however, improving superficial things such as one’s figure is not a valuable goal.  Learning to eat in order to properly nourish one’s body is a valuable goal. Striving to move can be valuable to almost all in modern society. People are meant to move. It is one of the body’s most important needs (after water, sleep, food, and protection from the elements). Striving to win refers to being in a mind frame of success. Success in being a kind person, success in relationships, success with one’s creative endeavors, success at controlling the pull of distracting time wasters. Striving to begin is the big one. Easy to make resolutions, hard to really begin. The first step is actually not hard when the goals are worthwhile.

Striving to be a better person is worth the effort. Making the resolutions and keeping them is purposeful living.

Wishing you success in your efforts to strive!

Energy that exists among people

blogLately my blog posts are about lessons that I am supposed to learn (I know that they are not actually just for me because the information I receive is meant to be shared). The information is presented to me when I need it to help me understand how to proceed.

So I’m opening up now to Spiritual Presence and letting the words flow. What is my lesson today?

Energy. Energy that exists among people. Energy that is emitted when people interact. Energy that is emitted when people don’t. Energy that circulates perpendicularly when people allow themselves to be alone. Aloneness breeds skewed energy. Energy that circulates spiraling when people are deceitful. Deceit breeds skewed energy. Energy that circulates disjointedly when people are miserly or judgmental. Energy that circulates disjointedly when people are angry, selfish, or covetous. Energy that circulates in a circular pattern when people are striving for understanding.

Energy is present at all times and links people to one another. Negative energy is not transmitted far. Its range is limited by one’s eyesight (but it can do harm within this bounded territory). Positive energy transcends distance. One’s kind thoughts about another are received without awareness by either party–but it does occur (it’s part of our design). Kind thoughts,well wishes, and sincere feelings of support are sent circling to their intended recipient. These uplifting thoughts can contribute to healing and to achievement.

Energy is available to those who are open to unseen possibilities. Available to all, available equally.

A second look at first impressions

Post 20The previous post presented information from Book #3 about not making snap judgements about others. Here are more first-impression directions:

“First impressions of places can also influence in a negative way. Expecting one thing and seeing another can create a negative—or positive—first impression that might actually be incorrect. Same too for events and activities. Time is needed to make a judgment. Influences such as age can skew judgment. Attitude affects the way in which an impression is made. Bad attitude usually produces a bad impression; good attitude usually produces a more balanced impression. Being overly optimistic is not necessarily productive when making judgment calls. Balance, as with most things in life, is key. Balanced judgment, time passing, facts and reasons understood, emotions kept in constraint. These efforts + time enable sound impression building of events and of people, of places and of intangible realms.

People constantly formulate impressions of others while the others constantly formulate back. Constant impression making/impression slumping…Rather, accept as is, as are, as could be. As is: accept each person as he or she is, with different thought processing and different ideas.  As are: accept each group of people as they are, with different needs and different goals. As could be: accept oneself and others as reliable, compelling people who can better the world with each action, with each interaction, with each reaction.”

More to come!

Impressions that should not be lasting

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Excerpt from Book #3:

“First impressions are touted as being one’s only chance—no second chance. When it comes to people, some people actually judge and deliver judgment based on what the other person presents at the first meeting.

But people are more complex than a 7-second judgment can render. People have moods and illness and things on their minds. Impossible to truly judge another within a few moments of meeting. Yes, superficial judgment can be made, and sometimes that is enough. When one is in a precarious situation, snap judgments might be necessary, but in general day-to-day situations, snap judgments weaken the judger by 25%.  A quarter of the judging person’s reasoning is occupied by first impression activity. Impossible to truly judge another within a few moments of meeting. People require more information than a short, focused time period can provide.”

More to come!

Striving, and striving more

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Yesterday I wrote about the importance of striving for goals. Today I was proofing the text of The Gift of Intuitive, Dedicated Comfort for the printed version, and I read the following text:

“Striving is a natural human condition. To strive gives purpose; to strive gives focus. Striving for elevated purposes increases the value one places on oneself. It gives heightened purpose and heightened focus. The definition of an elevated purpose is a purpose that betters the natural world and at the same time betters the creatures (human and not) who inhabit the area being affected.”

Purpose in life is the force that enables overcoming obstacles and other difficulties. Finding purpose is a must for experiencing satisfaction in one’s comings and goings. Purpose brings ACTION!

Attention is vital!

This post is in honor of Yonatan, a young boy I’m currently working with to improve his concentration in school. Yonatan is a very bright 10-year old who is struggling to concentrate so that he won’t have to return to Ritalin. We use Energy Guidance Complete to understand what he–and his parents—need to do to help him naturally overcome his perceived problem.

Here is an arrangement that Yonatan created during our last session:Post 23-concentration

He used shells, stones, beads, curtain hooks, and plastic dogs. His work is creative, buoyant, and balanced. His concentration was visible and normal. Obviously this small project cannot be compared to sitting in a classroom where the teacher is explaining grammatical rules. Nonetheless, it is clear that when Yonatan is interested, he is engaged and focused.

(Anat—if you are reading this post to Yonatan, here is where you should stop. 🙂 )

I have come to understand the problem with attention deficit disorders (through Energy Guidance Complete). The problem is that the modern structure of society demands behavior of humans that is simply unnatural. In the third book of my series, attention “deficit” is explained:

“Modern living requires focus on activities that can be dull, rote, repetitive, and constraining. Modern schools, work places, institutions, and organizations require participation in dull, rote, repetitive, and constraining tasks and situations. People were designed for tasks and situations that are ever-changing. Tasks that demand constant focus and lengthy concentration tax the natural nature of humans. Distractions, tempest, whirl, and hurly-burly—those are the situations people respond to…

People—are—designed—for—doing some of this, doing some of that, moving here, then moving there, short bouts of focus, studied execution of required tasks and chosen pursuits—and then sleep to recharge, repair, and function. People cannot hear and digest information delivered perfunctorily nor handle verbal assault nor accept displays of unimaginative and unmeant praise nor decipher dull and sterilized writing nor participate in uninspired presentations nor stay still for too long nor perform religious requirements without proper guidance and inspiration. Doing these things result in attention distraction, anger or enhanced criticism, dulled emotions and responses, and opposition against more than the cause of the opposition…

The creation of societies that reward unnatural behaviors and occupations and punish normal human behavior punish themselves. People force and repress and mold themselves to function within the constraints of the modern societies. They think they are superior when they manage to overcome their natural inclinations for movement and physical expression. People do manage to adjust to their polygonal existences, but their bodies and spirits bear the brunt of the altered requirements…

Assuming that a person has a deficit because he or she cannot stay still or cannot focus on a dull and uninspiring topic reflects badly on society. There are people born with deficits or who acquire deficits through accident or illness, but perceived deficits of people who are unable to force themselves to live within uncompromising regulations are not deficits—they are expressions of frustration or unreleased energy or laziness or despair.”

Attention to details. Attention to completion of work. Attention to people, other creatures, and to nature. Attention is important. Attention is vital. Within reason and within perspective.

What You need to know

One word at a time. I receive one word at a time. Spiritual Presence nudges me and I decipher information. One word at a time. I ask through kinesiology muscle testing and receive each word. Firm muscle for yes, weak muscle for no. I feel a direction—a thought pops into my head or I think about a specific person, place or situation or I sense an intention. The intention sensing is the active intervention from Spiritual Presence. I am a conduit for wisdom. It pours through my body to my fingers to the keyboard. Word after word, numbers, phrases, unknown words, unknown knowledge, knowledge known but discarded, information needing to be spread. Spiritual Presence uses me to focus people. Focus on not destroying the world. Focus on being purposeful. Focus on being non-invasive, non-resistant, and open when choices must be made. Spiritual Presence requires us to be thoughtful.

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