Category Archives: Imagination

Like My Dog

My dog has an amazing attitude about life—he loves everyone, and is happy all the time. One day I decided that I was going to try and approach my day like he did just to see what would happen. I found myself slowing down, and resting in the sun. No, I didn’t spend a lot of time sniffing things, but I did find myself spending more time enjoying the flowers and critters around me. I also found myself enjoying more treats and lacked the need to bark, complain, or be right. I also wasn’t the least bit interested in being around anyone who was barking, complaining, or trying to control life.

It didn’t take me long to clearly see how this “delighted to be alive” attitude had a contagious effect on everyone I encountered throughout my day. With this in mind, I decided that I wanted to approach life like my dog more often because I could see that it created more peace in me and more peace in my community.

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Turn Around Your Life

“You can’t change the first thought that comes into your mind,
but you can change the second and third thought.”

In this short video, Abbe shows how she physically used affirmations to help herself and then others learn to transform negative thoughts and messages into a positive and supportive internal dialogue. Knowing how to transform negative thoughts and messages into positive thoughts and messages is important, because our thoughts impact our biology and science has shown that 70% of our random thoughts are negative. This alone can have a detrimental effect on our ability to succeed.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore Abbe’s unique technique. I also invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE because they are also a wonderful way reduce stress, transform negative thoughts and messages, and reconnect with your true nature.

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I Am My Own Big Dog

When I was young I wanted a big dog with soft fur and a heart of gold. He also needed to be a noble being that helped me feel safe.

My mother said dogs cost too much money and my father said they were too much work, but my grandfather, the owner of many dogs, took an interest in my dream dog and asked me lots of questions whenever we spent time together.

Would your dog protect you, love you, and find you if you were lost? How could a dog help you take care of and be true to yourself? Would your dog have to work on the farm like Jake or would taking care of you be his only job? Each time, his questions encouraged me to go inside and find an answer.

Over time I began to realize that I needed someone to be there for me, listen to me when I was upset, and to love me even if I had done something they didn’t like. I don’t remember how many times we talked about my dream dog, but I do remember the day I realized I could be my own big dog. I realized I could love, protect, and find myself when I felt lost, and when I did this, I felt happy and alive. So with some help from my grandfather, I became my own big dog.

The ICWIB activities are another way to go inward and find your own big dog.

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An Evolution in Consciousness

In his video “We Communicate Through Energy” Dr. Bruce Lipton explains that there is an evolution in consciousness taking place removing the past programming of beliefs such as life is a struggle, life is a competition, and survival of the fittest that have often separated us and have not serve us well as a society. Sometimes it is difficult to remove the obstacles in our own minds, due to these long held beliefs.

If you find yourself having difficulty making a change in your life you might want to explore the I Create What I Believe! Program which is endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research. This deceptively simple, fun and scientifically sound tools can help you quickly change your perceptions, and create a more authentic life.

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You Are a Master

We are not victims to our genes; we can become masters of our genetic activity because we have the ability to change our environment and our perception of our environment. In the “Heal Documentary” to be released later this year, Dr. Bruce Lipton discusses the findings of his scientific research that revealed cells depend on the nervous system’s interpretation to adjust their biology, so if a person changes their perception, or belief about life, it changes the signals that are going in and adjusting the function of the cells. So how can increase our ability to see more clearly and change our perceptions?

Heal Documentary – Dr. Bruce Lipton Ph.D                              www.healdocumentary.com

The I Create What I Believe! Program, endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research, offers a fun and scientifically sound tool to strengthen your observations skills and subsequently have the ability to change your perceptions in Activity Eight-What Do You See?

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What Delights Your Soul?

What burdens your soul? What delights your soul? These seem to be very simple questions, but I think they are also the key to a balanced and joyous life.

When I was young, because of circumstances beyond my control, I found that the only way I could feel safe was to make sure everyone around me was happy and had what they needed. This was a tall order for a very young child, but I learned to do it because it gave me an illusion of safety and my survival depended on it. Unfortunately, in the process I lost touch with what delighted my soul and what I needed to be happy and healthy.

In my long journey back to myself, I rediscovered time and time again that creativity brought me great joy and delighted my soul. Creativity also taught me how to be more present, connect more deeply with myself, and to feel safe and comfortable in my own skin even when others are not happy. These simple changes changed the quality and course of my life.

If you would like to explore using creativity to connect more deeply with yourself and uncover what delights and feeds your soul, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE.

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Creativity

“Which is the Best?” “They are all the best!”

Creativity is a marvelous thing, but don’t get caught in the trap of thinking it needs to look or be a certain way. Art is merely a vehicle for transmitting and expressing emotion. If you talk to a seasoned musician or visual artist, you will find it is only after they have pushed something too far and thought they had destroyed what they were after that the eruption of something amazing is birthed.

Many years ago I had a painting instructor who used to walk around the class with a large black pen. When he saw a student frozen or stuck he would merely come over and draw a large black line across the canvas and say, ” It can no longer be perfect, so now you are free to create.”

I have found that the ICWIB creative activities have a deep capacity to stimulate your mind, delight your soul, heal old wounds, and transform your perceptions so you are able to see a bigger more inclusive picture.

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Art Makes Us See

Art, I think, is a delightful way to discover how you see, and can cultivate your ability to see more clearly. This is because a simple drawing, painting, or even a scribble can capture not only what you are seeing, but also your state of mind in that moment in time. In order to draw something accurately, you need to observe the shapes, connections, and interrelationships of the objects or subjects you are looking at accurately. In order to accomplish this, you need to slow down, go inward, and be fully present in the moment. In many ways art is a form of meditation.

I continuously find it amazing that when I look at something I have drawn several days earlier, I am able to see my state of mind and how present I was when I did the drawing. So in this regard, drawing is a feedback system that helps me see, grow, and change in a positive manner. I have spent many years practicing and refining my ability to see, and render what I see, because it not only gives me great joy to share what I see with others, but because I helps me see myself more clearly and experience life more fully.

Michelangelo said, “If anyone knew how long it took me to reach mastery they wouldn’t think it was so wonderful.” Yes, mastery requires hundreds of hours and many years of practice, but the ICWIB art activities can help you cultivate the ability to see more clearly and experience life more fully without needing to spend twenty or thirty years to master this ability.

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Om Om on the Range

“OM, OM on the range. Where the deer and the antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word and skies are not cloudy all day.”

What do you envision when you meditate or daydream? What would you like to change in your life? For centuries, wise teachers have been telling us that our thoughts and perceptions create our life. Now even scientists are telling us that our thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions play a strong hand in the molding or creation of our life experience.

Where do you go when you meditate? Where does your mind transport you to when you daydream? To the great open plains? The ocean? The woods? To the tropics? The mountains? When the over-saturated world of today throws me off balance, I usually go somewhere still. I know that in a blink of an eye I can transport myself back to the Great Plains where I grew up, to my grandfather’s garden, to a special lake or trail and in that moment I can reconnect with myself and what is important. So the next time you are feeling lost or overwhelmed, close your eyes and return to your ‘Home, Home on the range…”

I have found that playing with the ICWIB activities is a great way to still your mind, go inward, change your fundamental beliefs and perceptions about life and return to your “Home, Home on the Range.”

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How I Get Creative

Are your comfortable or uncomfortable with your creativity? What ignites your creativity and what stifles it? Where are you the most comfortable being creative? At home? At work? In the kitchen? In the garden? Do you like creating with others? Or do you prefer creating by yourself?

I think everyone is creative. I also feel having a good understanding of this part of ourselves, and using it regularly, is very important. This is because creativity can reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, help you gain more clarity and a deeper understanding of yourself and the world.

I personally find that doing something creative can help me shake off a stressful experience and connect with what is important to me. This is because creativity moves you out of reactivity and activates your conscious problem-solving mind.

The ICWIB program is a simple way to expand your creative nature and in the process activate your conscious mind.

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