Bend

Nature provides us with wisdom if we are open and present enough to hear it speak to us. This is something indigenous tribes have known for centuries. Unfortunately, it is hard to connect with nature on a deep vibrational level if we are disconnected from our authentic nature and ourselves.

So how can we reclaim our innate ability to connect with and live in alignment with nature?

There are many way to recoup that innate wisdom within us, though they all contain the same components—stopping, looking inside, and listening to what is being offered. Unfortunately, many of us were taught to follow external direction—another person’s agenda. You can see the results of this everywhere, but it is especially obvious in education. Students have lost their curiosity— the natural driving force of education. Many have also lost a passion to learn and a passion for mastery. They only are interested in what is needed to pass a test and get a good grade. This is not the point of education.

So how can we resolve this condition in our children, our communities, and ourselves? I think the answer is: Play!

Take the focus off getting the right answer or being right—even in our discussions and arguments. Instead look for what wants to be born. I recently encountered a situation that was going down what I thought was the wrong road. No matter how hard I tried, it wasn’t going the direction I thought is should. Finally I let go of my agenda. (Step One: I stopped.) Then I looked inside for the beliefs that were coloring my visions. (Step Two: I went inward, and Step Three: I listened.) Then the magic began to happen!

Since I had stopped, looked inside, and listened, I was able to see what the Universe was trying to accomplish and the truth was it was what I REALLY wanted to happen—not the second-rate version I was trying to implement.

I invite you to explore some of the other FREE ICWIB art activities and videos because they are a wonderful way to reconnect with nature and oursleves.

Since the ICWIB program, which is endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and learn to place their mind in a learning ready state, I think it should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.

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Best Parent

Many years ago I read an article that said the best parent was not the one who was perfect and never made any mistakes. Instead, it said the best parent was one who made lots of mistakes, but also admitted their mistakes and made restitution. This is because in the process they taught their children that it is okay to make mistakes, as long as you are accountable for your actions and make amends when your actions have a negative impact on others.

After reading that article, I made one significant change in the way I related to my children—I gave them the power to put me on a timeout bench whenever I did or said something they thought was not okay.

One evening when I was very tired and trying to get dinner on the table, I said something to my son, who was about three-and-a-half at the time, in a derogatory tone of voice. Out of his mouth came the words, “I think you need to stop doing what you are doing and go sit on the timeout bench.” His voice was kind, gentle, and very clear.

I immediately turned off the stove, walked over to the time-out bench, and sat down. Then my sweet son came and sat next to me and said, “I will keep you company so you won’t feel lonely or bad about what you did.” In that moment, I realized that even with my long list of mistakes as a parent—he was completely intact.

We sat there for a few minutes and then he asked me if I was ready to go back to fixing dinner. I smiled and said, “Yes!” Carrying the memory of that day has helped me forgive myself for my mistakes, be accountable for my actions, and to always make restitution.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos because they are a wonderful way to reconnect with yourself and what is important to you.

Since the ICWIB program, which is endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and learn to place their mind in a learning ready state autonomously, I think it should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.

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Regular or Super?

As I stood at the gas station filling my car with gas a series of questions began to “pop” into my mind. “How full is your tank?” When was the last time you filled it to the brim? Are you one of those marginal feeders? You know, the ones that only put a couple of gallons in the tank at a time instead of “filling it up”. And what do you put in your tank? Regular? Unleaded?  Or Super?

I chuckled at my mind’s humorous dribble as I got in my car and drove home. Later that evening the same words popped back into my mind again. This time I didn’t dismiss them as foolish dribble. This time I pondered their significance. Was I filling my tank? Had I become so busy that I had become a marginal feeder? Most of us have been taught to take good care of our cars because they are a very large investment. What about our bodies, our minds and our souls?

I know we live in a very fast-paced world these days, and most of us have far more on our “to do” list then we can ever accomplish. On the other hand, if you could find a way to fill your tank and take better care of your body, mind, and spirit wouldn’t you do it? And what if this caretaking technique didn’t require you to buy anything, go anywhere or ignore your “to do” list.  What if this one single thing could also increase your clarity, and your productivity and your connection to your soul? Would you be interested?  Of course you would! We all want to be healthy, happy and successful! At the same time we ignore the simplest and most life-changing act we could do each and every day––our breath.

Your breath, when expressed fully, has the ability to silence mental and emotional chatter, revitalize your body and reestablish internal harmony. When your breath is full, your innate intuitive awareness also flourishes. On the other hand, when your breath is shallow (you are a marginal feeder), your body, mind and spirit are deprived of their life sustaining fuel and their health is compromised.

Since your breath can be either voluntary or involuntary, you always have a choice to run on automatic or to approach your life consciously, one breath at a time. When you become unconscious of your breath it can lose its natural rhythm. When this happens, it becomes more difficult to keep your unconscious beliefs and patterns from playing havoc with your life. On the other hand, when you pay attention to your breath and breathe fully, it is easier to move away from old survival patterns and consciously create the life you want.

So the next time you breathe or the next time you are putting gas in your tank, ask yourself, “How full is my tank? Are you going to fill your tank to the brim today?  Or are you going to just give it enough to get by?” If your engine lacks the “get-up-and-go” to get you where you want to be, maybe you should change how much you are putting in your tank.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos, because they are a wonderful way to reconnect with yourself quickly and effectively.

Since the ICWIB program, which is endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and learn to place their mind in a learning ready state autonomously, I think it should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.

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Outside or Inside?

I like going outside the lines, because for me creativity, innovation, and magic happen outside the lines. On the other hand, some people prefer staying inside the lines because it helps them to calm and center their system. We all have an innate tolerance for chaos (unpredictability) and imposed external order (predictability) though the proportions may be different for each of us. Becoming aware of your tolerance and respecting it can be a key to success.

So whether you like going outside the lines or staying inside the lines, always pay attention to your system’s current needs. Know that you can also use either the Just Scribble activity to help your system compensate for too much imposed external order and you can use the Labyrinth activity to help your system compensate for too much chaos.

If you enjoy those activities, I invite you to explore some of the other FREE ICWIB art activities and videos because they are a wonderful way to reconnect with yourself and restore balance quickly and effectively.

Since the ICWIB program has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and learn to place their mind in a learning ready state, I think it should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.

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Mastery

If a learning situation doesn’t stimulate curiosity, awe, wonder and discovery, learning can become boring and difficult. Unfortunately, many schools, because of large classroom sizes, lack of funds and a focus on testing no longer ignite the innate desire to learn. This unfortunate situation is a breeding ground for failure.

Learning is needs to be fun! If it is, the brain dumps dopamine into the system giving the child a ‘learning high’. Yes, rules and guidelines are important, but not to the demise of the child or the crushing of their love of learning.

So what can you do?

The ICWIB program, which was originally created for middle school children, was designed to help a child reduce stress, focus their mind, uncover their own unique learning style and provide their mind with what it needs to work in an optimal way, so they can fall in love with learning. This can create a breeding ground for success instead of failure.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos.

Since the ICWIB program has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and learn to place their mind in a learning ready state, I think it should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.

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There is Only One You!

Mr. Rogers used to say, “There is only one you.” If we are all unique, then how can we possibly compare ourselves with other people? This is like comparing apples with pineapples. On the other hand, if we accept that we are different, then I think the question could change to: How can I become the best me? What do I need to do to become better at what I want to do or want to accomplish? And we would set our goals to express our unique gifts, rather than trying to do what someone else is doing.

Michelangelo said, “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” I think that people succeed at something because they love doing it and consequently they spend a lot of time doing it. So spend time doing what you love and in the process, a way to use what you love to help the world will arise. When it does, take action.

The ICWIB activities are a great way to open up your heart and gain a deeper sense of what you really love and have to share with the world.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos.

I also encourage you to explore the ICWIB program because it has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and learn to self-regulate and place their mind in a learning ready state.

Since it has been so useful to children, I think the ICWIB program should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.

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100% of Your Brain

In this wonderful video interview, Dr. Bruce Lipton debunks the concept that humans only use 10% of their brains. It also touches on how to work with the right and left hemispheres of your brain to enhance your consciousness and your ability to effectively create your life.

The I Create What I Believe! Program, which is endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research, offers a fun and scientifically sound tool to accomplish the whole-brain experience Bruce is talking about. In fact, Activity One: Just Scribble, Version Two provides both children and adults a simple way to create the whole-brain consciousness Bruce is talking about, and subsequently give you a way to unravel internal conflict and create a more authentic life.

If you enjoy doing Activity One: Just Scribble, Version Two, I invite you to explore some of the other FREE ICWIB! art activities and videos, because they are also a wonderful way to help you create a more balanced and authentic life.

Now lets imagine that every man, woman, and child in the world has the opportunity to create a more authentic life. This one change could make such a huge change in the world I think we should try to find a way to make it a reality!

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It is Not the Events

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos, because they can help us identify and transform beliefs that hinder our ability to learn, grow and thrive.

Since the ICWIB program has repeatedly demonstrated it can help children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, transform inaccurate beliefs, and learn to self-regulate and place their mind in a learning ready state, I think the ICWIB training should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use the program in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.

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Impervious

What do you do when you feel lost? What do you do when you feel disoriented or confused? What do you do when you or your mind wanders so far you can’t find your way back to yourself?

When I was younger I used to try and muscle through those moments. I tried to pretend they didn’t exist. I tried to ‘fake it until you make it’, but then one day I realized that I was just running. I was running from myself and I was running from life.

That day I made a choice. I chose to stay. I chose to be present. I chose to explore what I needed to change so I could be present and make a difference. On that day, my life changed.

Now when I find my mind wandering too far, I stop and ask myself what am I avoiding? What do I need so I can approach life in a more present manner today? It is a simple question and a simple step, but it has made a huge difference in my life.

There are many ways to help you come more fully in the moment and find your way back to yourself. I personally turn to some of the ICWIB activities because they are simple, easy to use and very effective for me.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos.

Since the ICWIB program has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and learn to self-regulate and place their mind in a learning ready state, I think it should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.

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What Do You Do?

What do you do when you feel lost? What do you do when you feel disoriented or confused? What do you do when you or your mind wanders so far you can’t find your way back to yourself?

When I was younger I used to try and muscle through those moments. I tried to pretend they didn’t exist. I tried to ‘fake it until you make it’, but then one day I realized that I was just running. I was running from myself and I was running from life.

That day I made a choice. I chose to stay. I chose to be present. I chose to explore what I needed to change so I could be present and make a difference. On that day, my life changed.

Now when I find my mind wandering too far, I stop and ask myself what am I avoiding? What do I need so I can approach life in a more present manner today? It is a simple question and a simple step, but it has made a huge difference in my life.

There are many ways to help you come more fully in the moment and find your way back to yourself. I personally turn to some of the ICWIB activities because they are simple, easy to use and very effective for me.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos.

Since the ICWIB program has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and learn to self-regulate and place their mind in a learning ready state, I think it should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.

Would you like to hear more about how we are working to make this a reality?

If you do and you enjoy these messages, Like us on Facebook or sign-up for our newsletter and share it with others to enjoy.

If you would like to read previous posts, you can find them under resources.