Arrogant Justification

Arrogant Justification is where someone unconsciously judges, criticizes, and/or inflicts harm on another individual and then justifies their behavior by saying they did it for your own good, to teach you a lesson, because they love you, or because you weren’t listening. The list is endless, but in all cases the statements are an untrue justification for their unconscious and harmful behavior.

Since we have two minds—the conscious and the unconscious or subconscious—and the unconscious mind operates without the observation or control of the conscious mind, often the individual will later say, “I didn’t say that or do that,” because in truth they are completely unaware of what their programmed behavior is doing. Dr. Bruce Lipton once said that the only way you can know what your subconscious mind is doing is to look at the wreckage around you.

I think arrogant justification, in terms of doing harm, is much worse than just outright brutality because it twists the mind and confuses the soul. It can leave the individual with a situation where their mind relentlessly tries to make sense of what is done and/or what they did wrong to create such a situation. It also creates a situation where the individual ends up reliving the situation over and over again in an attempt to find some understanding and closure. In this process, we can also lose our sense of value, our purpose, and the reason we are here.

I read somewhere that it is not the pain that is inflicted upon a child that destroys them the most, but rather the perpetual repetition of the incident within their minds trying to find understanding and closure that does the most damage. I feel this kind of unconscious behavior (arrogant justification) is also at the source of a lot of the problems we are seeing today.

So if you do encounter arrogant justification what can you do? I feel the most important steps are to relax your body, focus your mind, slow down your breathing. This will keep you in your conscious problem-solving mind. It will also enable you to see the absurdity of their words and subsequently keep you from taking on their flawed belief system.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE because they are a wonderful way to learn how to identify when you are in your unconscious mind and help you shift from your unconscious and reactive mind to your conscious problem-solving mind.

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Kid Magnet

What makes you laugh? What makes you feel wildly alive inside? What brings joy to the “kid” in you? It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind of handling adult responsibilities, but if you forget to feed the kid inside of you, you might find yourself feeling overwhelmed and unable to function effectively. Too often, unfortunately, taking time to play can feel like a guilty pleasure or a distraction from our “real” work and life.

Dr. Stuart Brown, the leading expert on play behavior and the author of Play, How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, explains that play is anything but trivial. It is a basic biological drive as integral to our heath and function as sleep or nutrition. When we play, we are open to possibility and the sparks of new insight and thought. Play provides the glue for our relationships and fuels our creativity. In short, we are designed by nature to flourish through play.

So do you make time to play? Do you even remember how to play? If you don’t have a favorite way of playing or if you do but would like to try a new way of playing, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are a wonderful way open your imagination, reshape your brain, transform inaccurate beliefs, and invigorate your soul.

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How to Create a Happier Life

If asked, most people will say they would like to live a happy life, but how many people actually know how to create a happy life? Remember, many of our beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors on how to approach life were acquired before we were even born. They then became part of the default system that runs our body until we change it. If your parents knew how to create a happy life, then you most likely are able to do the same, and effortlessly. On the other hand, if they didn’t or couldn’t, then you might find yourself struggling with knowing how to create your own happy life.

If you want to increase the happiness in your life, where could you start? To begin with, I feel we are blessed to live in today’s world because science is now addressing this question and providing us with some simple steps for change based on their findings.

Let’s begin with what constitutes a happy life. Some people might think a passive, pleasure-oriented life would bring them the most happiness, but scientists are now finding that the phrases, “Do what you love,” and “To thine own self be true,” along with a focus on striving for excellence based on one’s talents, brings about a greater sense of wellbeing and happiness. “This type of well-being is much more robust and satisfying than the passive, pleasure-seeking happiness, and is good for the body,” says Richard J. Davidson, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 So what steps could you take to create a happier life? The research shows that just taking some time at the end of your day to write down everything you did and then looking at the percentage of things you did that you like and the percentage of things you didn’t like can help you get to the source of your discontent.

It is easy to get caught up in an automatic “check-things-off-my-list-mode” and forget that what we do during the day has a profound impact on how we feel and our level of happiness. Just changing one item from something you don’t like to do, to something you do like to do can have a significant impact on how you feel at the end of your day. Also, try approaching something you don’t like—but need to do—in a different or more enjoyable way. This can also have a significant impact on how you feel at the end of your day.

We don’t have control of things outside of ourselves, but we do have control of how we respond to the things there. I know my life changed radically when I began to allow myself to review, and remove, a “to do” item from my list if I was feeling overwhelmed. I found that removing just one item, and replacing it with something that gave me pleasure, could make a huge difference in how I felt in the moment and at the end of my day.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are a wonderful way get in touch with yourself, identify what gives you pleasure, and subsequently help you create a happier and more fulfilling life.

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Change Your Beliefs! Change Your Life!

Is there something we can do to create more harmony in the world today? Absolutely!

Quantum Physics has shown us that we are not separate, but rather interconnected. This means when I am able to stay in my conscious mind, then it is easier for all persons I interact with to stay in their conscious minds, as well. This supports all of us to move and respond to life from love instead of fear.

Since stress activates the subconscious, how can we stay in our conscious mind when experiencing stress?

The I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program, endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, is a fun and scientifically sound way for children and adults to reduce stress, reactivate the conscious mind when experiencing stress, and create more harmony within themselves and in their lives.

If you are new to I Create, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos.

If you would like to go deeper with the program, we are offering a 30% discount on both the I Create What I Believe! Deluxe Kit and the ICWIB Just Materials Kit between November 21st and December 31st. Use this coupon code: self30  Click here to order your kits now!  Do it before the Christmas rush!

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Genetics and the Power of Our Mind

In this highly informative video, Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about how parents are genetic engineers because their attitudes, beliefs, and emotions can affect the genetic expression of their child’s genes. Dr. Lipton refers to this as “Mother Nature’s Head Start program.” If the mother is happy then the baby is happy. If the mother is angry then the fetus is angry. If the mother is afraid then so is the fetus. These emotions can change both the child’s brain structure and body. It has been suggested that a mother can reduce the intelligence of the child by 52%.

So if you feel you have acquired some inaccurate beliefs and/or perceptions and they have had a negative impact on your body and mind, is there something you can do about it now? Absolutely!

Dr. Lipton has said that the subconscious mind learns and can be reprogrammed through hypnosis, habit, and energy psychology (placing the mind in a super-learning state).

The ICWIB! Program, which is endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, uses all three (hypnosis, habit, and energy psychology) to help children and adults transform beliefs that are hindering their ability to thrive.

So how can the deceptively simple ICWIB! activities facilitate a biological change in our body and help us transform inaccurate beliefs and perceptions?

In addition to being based on Dr. Lipton’s research, the ICWIBI activities have roots in the eastern practices of tai chi, chi gong, yoga, and acupuncture, and use the principles of constructive and destructive interference, and chaos and order. Each activity affects the mind in a different way. For example, the playful and engaging qualities of the ICWIB! Activity 8: What Do You See? activates the conscious mind and also encourages a super-learning state. This is important since, as mentioned above, the main three ways to change a belief in the subconscious mind is through hypnosis, habit, and energy psychology.

With this in mind, I invite you to also explore some of the other ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are a wonderful way to help you identify and transform beliefs and perceptions that are not supportive of your authentic nature.

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Merry-Go-Round of Life

Around and around we would spin squealing with joy as our world became a dizzy blur. The runners would periodically jump off and pushed even harder––the adrenaline rush was thrilling but it also brought up ripples of fear, anxiety, and sometimes, even terror. If you were hanging on to the outer edge, the ride was even more intense. Sometimes it felt like you were going to be thrown off and flung into the stratosphere––maybe even thrown into oblivion! But if you moved closer to the center of the merry-go-round, the ride was still fun but slightly less riddled with fear.

The global upheaval and unrest life of today is creating an experience that feels vaguely similar to my childhood rides on the merry-go-round. I find that when I allow myself to get caught up in the anxiety and overwhelm of others, hanging on the outer edge, I lose touch with my center, and what is really important to me. This loss of centeredness can leave me feeling overwhelmed and dizzy with anxiety and fear. However, when I allow a deep instinctual part of me to crawl closer to my center, I am not only able to enjoy the ride more, but I also am able to keep my heart open and help others find more enjoyment in the ride.

Since we aren’t riding on a merry-go-around right now, how can we apply this metaphor to our lives? Ask yourself, “What can help me reclaim or move more closely to my center?” If the answer is stillness—then find a way to be still even if it is just for five minutes. If the answer is doing something fun, even if you can’t do something at that moment, you can probably take five minutes and recall something you did that was really fun. That alone can change your mental state and subsequently have a positive impact on your body, mind, and spirit. If the answer is movement or exercise—even if you can’t go for a long run, hike, or bike ride, you can get up and walk for a few minutes with the intention of pulling yourself more into your center. We always have a choice! We can move through life centered and clear or anxious and overwhelmed.

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My Daily Canvas

I sat quietly as the first light of the day filled the sky. I wasn’t in a hurry—my whole day lay before me like a blank canvas. In fact, as I sat there watching the day emerge I imagined a blank canvas in my mind and allowed the Universe to paint my upcoming day for me. There was no planning, suggesting, or agenda passing through my mind. I only sat with a blank white canvas in my mind and invited the Universe to delight me with its plans or the theme of my day. I felt having this information would allow me to move more gracefully and more intentionally through my day.

An outline of the distant hill etched a line across my canvas, which was twice as long as it was tall. The low hanging fog then found its way onto the canvas in a softly eluding manner. This was my first clue! This fog will serve as a metaphor that I shouldn’t take things too literally and there might be less clarity than I want.

Over my shoulder a crow “cawed” and crossed my canvas. Clue number two! There will be messengers—so move slowly so you can pay close attention to details.

The crow crossed my canvas three times. I think that is another clue, but I am not sure the meaning right now. So I decided to remember the number three and the dark shadow cast by the crow.

My mind was taking on a new level of alertness as my eyes jetted back and forth trying to take in as many details as possible as it was trying to make sense of the fragmented clues and grasp their meaning. Would the painting dissolve before I gained the full understanding that was being offered? Could I hold onto the painting long enough to grasp its meaning and then secure it in my heart so it would guide me effortlessly throughout my day?

I took a deep breath and let it out as slowly as possible. The image on my canvas began to fade, but simultaneously the colors and lines found a way into my heart. I let out my breath and smiled because I was certain that my canvas would guide me whenever I felt lost or disoriented today.

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Why Do We Care?

Why do we care about something that happened when we were really young? This short video explains the role of the subconscious mind and why it is important for us to know how we acquired our beliefs and if they are supportive. If we discover we have an inaccurate or non-supportive belief in our subconscious mind, is there a simple and scientifically proven way to reprogram or change that belief? Absolutely!

The I Create What I Believe! Program, endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, is an innovative and scientifically sound way to transform negative and fear-based beliefs and create a happier, healthier, and more successful life.

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Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Change—even global change—starts on the individual level, and then if it contains clarity and vitality, can spread to the hearts and minds of many. This is important to remember because acts of anger and conflict seem to have become part of our everyday life. Unfortunately, this makes it too easy for these daily events to erode our mental, emotional, and physical stability, which makes it difficult for us to maintain internal clarity and vitality. When this happens, we can become part of the problem instead of part of the solution.

How did we get here? Is there something we can do to change this situation? I think we need to remember that things don’t just appear out of thin air, but are rather the by-product of thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors—sometimes conscious and sometimes unconscious. I also think there tends to be a natural human tendency to sweep things under the rug when we don’t know—or don’t want to know—how deal with something difficult and painful. Unfortunately, when we don’t deal with these situations, we will eventually find a large elephant under the rug in our living room.

So what are three things we can personally do to bring about change?

  1. Get in touch with yourself, your feelings, and your beliefs. Then ask yourself honestly if your life really reflects those beliefs. If it doesn’t, then step-by-step work on making small changes in your life so it becomes a reflection of your beliefs. You may be surprised on how quickly your life can change to be an accurate reflection of your own—not another person’s—beliefs.

 

  1. Decide if you like what is inside your head. If there is significant negativity in the news, observe how this information affects your inner wellbeing. I am not suggesting you ignore the elephant in the room, but what I am suggesting is that you pay attention to your personal tolerance level for external chaos and upheaval. How does your body tell you that it has reached its tipping point? And, do you listen and disengage when you reach that tipping point? Every day, each of us has the choice to remain centered, clear, and to move from our heart. When we do, we can be positive and productive human beings. When we don’t, we can become part of the problem.

 

  1. Invest in yourself—or to put it another way—pay attention to where you put your energy, and where and how you use your time. Our sanity, clarity, and ability to be conscious, contributing members of society is dependent on us maintaining a high level of vitality and clarity. To do this, we need to put good gas in our tank (nutrition), drive our vehicle well (exercise regularly) and keep our windshield clear (make sure our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors don’t cloud or distort our vision).

If you do these three steps, I think it is possible to remain balanced, even under the stress and upheaval of the day, and to become part of the solution—not the problem.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are also a wonderful way reduce stress and increase your internal clarity and vitality.

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Genetics and the Power of Our Mind

In this highly informative video, Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about how parents are genetic engineers because their attitudes, beliefs, and emotions can affect the genetic expression of their child’s genes. Dr. Lipton refers to this as “Mother Nature’s Head Start program.” If the mother is happy then the baby is happy. If the mother is angry then the fetus is angry. If the mother is afraid then so is the fetus. These emotions can change both the child’s brain structure and body. It has been suggested that a mother can reduce the intelligence of the child by 52%.

So if you feel you have acquired some inaccurate beliefs and/or perceptions and they have had a negative impact on your body and mind, is there something you can do about it now? Absolutely!

Dr. Lipton has said that the subconscious mind learns and can be reprogrammed through hypnosis, habit, and energy psychology (placing the mind in a super-learning state).

The ICWIB! Program, which is endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, uses all three (hypnosis, habit, and energy psychology) to help children and adults transform beliefs that are hindering their ability to thrive.

So how can the deceptively simple ICWIB! activities facilitate a biological change in our body and help us transform inaccurate beliefs and perceptions?

In addition to being based on Dr. Lipton’s research, the ICWIBI activities have roots in the eastern practices of tai chi, chi gong, yoga, and acupuncture, and use the principles of constructive and destructive interference, and chaos and order. Each activity affects the mind in a different way. For example, the playful and engaging qualities of the ICWIB! Activity 8: What Do You See? activates the conscious mind and also encourages a super-learning state. This is important since, as mentioned above, the main three ways to change a belief in the subconscious mind is through hypnosis, habit, and energy psychology.

With this in mind, I invite you to also explore some of the other ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are a wonderful way to help you identify and transform beliefs and perceptions that are not supportive of your authentic nature.

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