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How Roast Beef Can Teach You to Be a More Powerful Deliberate Creator

roast beef  Here’s a story about how my friend learned to take more responsibility for his own beliefs through roast beef:

My friend, Jeff, watched his new bride prepare the family specialty during their first week of marriage.  Roast beef.

Jennifer rubbed the roast with oil and spices.  Put it  in the pan.  Then, before placing it in the oven, she cut one inch off the front and one inch off the back of the roast.

Jeff asked Jennifer why.  Jennifer replied, “That’s how you make a roast.”

“Strange”, thought Jeff.

Two weeks later, Jeff was at his in-laws home for dinner.  His mother-in-law was preparing a roast.  Jeff watched her rub the roast with oil and spices.  Put it  in the pan.  Then, before placing it in the oven, cut one inch off the front and off the back of the roast.

“I guess that is how you make a roast”, thought Jeff.  But he still thought it odd.

Months later, at a family gathering at Jennifer’s grandmother’s home, Jeff took advantage of the opportunity to observe the family matriarch prepare the delicacy.

Jennifer’s grandmother rubbed the roast with oil and spices.  Put it  in the pan.  Then she put it in the oven.

Jeff said, “Wait a moment, didn’t you forget something?”

“What did I forget, honey?” came the grandmother’s response.

“You forgot to cut an inch off the front and back of the roast”, protested Jeff.

“Oh, I stopped doing that quite a while ago, dear”, said the grandmother.

“Why?”, asked Jeff.

“About four months ago, I bought a bigger pan.”

We’re All Like Jennifer Sometimes – But We Don’t Have to Be

Aren’t we all a little like Jennifer from time to time?  Doing things the way we think we’re “supposed to”?  Just because they are the way we’ve always done them?

Even when they make no sense?  And even when they do not serve us?

Stop being a “Jennifer” today.  Stop cutting the ends off your “roast” and start building new beliefs that serve you today and align you with your desires – by telling yourself the best-feeling, believable stories about all your life’s experiences.

And stay tuned to this blog for more tips and techniques for using new paradigms from quantum physics to align yourself with your dreams and desires…

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Did You Know You Were Born With a Built-In Thermometer?

  I have explained, of course, in this blog that your beliefs create your expectations, and that your expectations create your physical experiences. Your beliefs are powerful and necessary things for the human experience; they are the internal “drivers” of your expectations that you will now learn to change and, when changed, will, literally, create a new universe for you to see. And your feelings are also powerful and necessary things for the human experience as well – they are actually tools that you can learn to use with great effectiveness.

Your feelings, once de-personalized, are amazing tools for you because they serve as the “thermometers” of your beliefs.  Thermometers are pretty handy tools for knowing whether your body has a fever or not, aren’t they? Your feelings are your built-in thermometers which tell you if your beliefs are currently serving your attainment of your dreams and desires, because they tell you if your beliefs are in congruence with your desires. What a great untapped asset!

In other words, your feelings tell you whether your current belief(s) match up with your desired outcomes. If you feel good about something that is your best sign that your current belief about that is a positive one and is aligned with your desired outcomes. And the opposite is also true. When you feel bad about something you can be pretty sure you hold a current belief about that is negative and/or not aligned with your desired outcomes. As you’ve learned, quantum physics teaches you that your beliefs create your expectations and your expectations create your reality. So paying attention to your feelings, yet taking away their power over your state of being by looking at them objectively, has amazing power! Your feelings are letting you know what your current beliefs are and, thus, give you an opportunity to change those beliefs when you find they are not serving your realization of your goals.

And stay tuned to this blog to learn more about how to de-personalize your feelings…

How Can A Fish Can Teach You About Changing Why You Do Things the Way You Do Them?

  The following is an excerpt from my new book, which I plan to publish in early 2013:

One way I’ve found helpful to envision a paradigm is as a fish tank.  And within this fish tank you are the fish.   Of course, an actual fish would not only have no cause to reflect on why she is in her particular fish tank, but she would also have no ability to do so.  Unless this fish was a character from the Disney movie, Finding Nemo.

But just as paradigms do for you, all the reasons why a fish does the things the way she does them is governed and dictated by the unique fish tank in which she lives.  Why does she swim in the particular routine she always does?  Why does she sleep where and when she does?  Why does she eat where and when she does?  The unique fish tank she inhabits is the reason.

The fish tank in our metaphor is the home to a little fish named Splash, who has a burning desire to become a powerful deep-ocean swimmer.  Given her dream, Splash investigates what she’ll need to do to reform herself and her swimming abilities to achieve her goals.  Splash finds a great book full of expert instruction, written by a champion tuna living in the Atlantic Ocean.  The tuna’s workout program provides Splash with step-by-step instructions which, when followed faithfully, promise to transform any fish into an open-ocean powerhouse.

After a restful night’s sleep, Splash jumps out of her bed because she is so excited to begin the program.  Already brimming with desire to achieve her dreams, Splash bubbles with anticipation because she not only has the willingness to work hard, but now she also has the expert instruction she needs to reach her goal.

But after following the tuna’s program for a month, Splash has only made minor progress toward her goal.  She has worked diligently every day, following all the instructions to the letter, and her intense desire to achieve her goal has never wavered.  Yet she has failed to reach her intended outcome; Splash is still the same little swimmer she was when she started.  In despair, Splash gives up and, with a tear, sadly declares to herself, “I guess I’m just not cut out to be a deep-sea swimmer.”

Splash tries to move on with her life, resigned to her fate.  But, as is usually the case with our deep desires, Splash is never really able to say goodbye to her dreams; no matter how much she tells herself that deep-sea swimming is not her “destiny”, that dream remains.  So when Splash happens across another program, written by a famous porpoise, a month later, she gets excited and rekindles her resolve to achieve her goal.  “I must have had the wrong book last time,” Splash enthusiastically tells herself after reading through the porpoise’s program.

Splash does exactly the same thing this time as the last; powered by her renewed excitement and feverish desire, she once again works diligently each day, follows every one of the porpoise’s instructions exactly, and never doubts that she will reach her goal.  Yet, once again, after a month and a half this time, Splash is forced to accept that she has failed again.  Notice that she now feels like a failure; she’s not just sad, she’s now blaming herself.  And she doesn’t just suffer tears this time.  Splash spends two days holed up in the corner of her fish tank soothing her wounded psyche with chocolate ice cream.

Stay tuned to this blog to discover what happens to Splash next…