Who Made Me Sick?

Common cold  I’ve had a cold this week.  (Cue the violins)  Actually a relatively bad cold.

Today, as I’m taking my first true day of resting to recover (my oldest son’s high school bowling team played for the state championship yesterday, but lost, while my second oldest son qualified for the KY state wrestling finals yesterday – I didn’t choose to miss those two events), I’m reflecting on what being sick means.

Am I Responsible for the Bad Things That Happen to Me?

As someone who firmly believes that my outside reality is created by my internal belief system, did I “want” to be sick?  And that leads to a larger question: do I “make” bad things happen to me?

With a resounding “no”, I want to firmly state that I do not believe that we “make” bad things happen to us.  First of all, what good will come from such a belief?  Only self-blame and beating myself up.

Secondly, new paradigms from quantum physics do not cue us to blame ourselves for our misfortunes. (Click on that link to Tweet it) Rather, they allow us to take responsibility for how we frame our unwanted events and how we move forward productively from that point forward.

My Story About Being Sick

I do believe that my sickness is a physical response to my energy.  Perhaps I allowed too much stress to accumulate.  Perhaps my body just said, “Greg, you need some rest”.  Whatever the reason, it is what it is.

What I can do, however, is listen to my body and accept that it’s okay to take a break and recover physically.  And, by accepting it, I can make sure that I don’t make matters worse, I can move on, and I can take better care of my body moving forward.

And, actually, with a better-feeling story, I can enjoy the opportunity to take a break and rest.

We don’t make the unwanted things happen.  And we do have freedom to tell our own story about them – one that doesn’t make us feel like a failure and lower our self-worth. (Click that link to Tweet it) I hope you are doing the same today with any unwanted experiences you’re having.

And stay tuned to this blog for more techniques to use new paradigms from quantum physics to improve your life…

What Is Your Best Advice For a Baby?

love-hate-baby  If you were writing an instruction booklet for an unborn child, what would you include?

I’d be sure to let her know that she was pure energy before she materialized and she’ll return to pure energy when her time on Earth is over.  Everything in the middle of those two states is a gift that is given to her with no strings attached.

She can do as much or as little with her gift of physical existence.  There is no expectation nor requirement – there is nothing she needs do to “earn” her return to pure energy once this ride is done.  The only question for her will be how free does she want to be?

I’d also be sure to tell her that, although she won’t have control over what other people, places, and things do (to her and affecting her), but she will always have control over how she chooses to respond to other people, places, and things.  She’ll always have the gift of freedom concerning her state of mind, her state of being, and the meaning and value she assigns to the people, places, and things she encounters on her journey.

What would you share?

Want to Elevate Your Mood With Music? Try This…

grandaddy  Is your “light” on?  Are you awakened from a life of feeling like a victim to one where you are consciously influencing and creating your reality?  As is your birthright?

I write about new paradigms you can use to create your reality.  My first book is about creating your ideal body; my next one (due out later this year) will be applicable to almost any dream or goal you hold.

If you’re like me, and consciously influence and create your reality, you may find it helpful, as I do, to use tools to elevate your mind and inspire you. (Click that link to Tweet it) Music can be a powerful source of such motivation.  And here is one of my favorite songs to enhance your deliberate creation:

“Now It’s On” by Grandaddy

Bear in mind, I’m a rock music fan – particularly guitar-driven, indie rock and power pop.  Grandaddy, I’ve found, is a real mixed musical bag and “Now It’s On” is unique in their catalogue – it’s an uptempo power pop number that I believe you’ll love.

“Now It’s On” is first and foremost an upbeat song with peppy, driving rock structure.  Even without its lyrics, “Now It’s On” is a great “workout song” or mood and energy elevator.

But the lyrics of “Now It’s On” are what truly separates it from other songs I use to inspire my conscious creation.  It’s doesn’t take much insight to be inspired by these words, especially when sung as earnestly as they are here:

“I wouldn’t trade my place
I got no reason to be
Weathered and withering
Like in the season of the old me

Bust the lock off the front door
Once you’re outside you won’t want to hide anymore
Light the light on the front porch
Once it’s on you’ll never want to turn it off anymore

And now it’s on, now it’s on”

I catch myself soaring mentally, right along with Grandaddy, when I listen to “Now It’s On”.  See if you do the same.  And let me know which songs inspire you.