Monday, July 28, 2008


“What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.”
Eleanor Powell

Accept yourself

* Take responsibility for your life. When you take responsibility for your life and your choices, and you give yourself permission to become self-validating, you no longer seek nor need validation from anyone else.
According to Robert Fritz, author of The Path of Least Resistance, you create structures in your life through your desires, beliefs, assumptions, aspirations, and objective reality itself. He looks at two basic principles: One is that human beings act in accordance with the underlying structure in their lives. We are part of nature and are ruled by the same natural laws.
The second principle is: Some structures are more useful than others in leading to desired results.
Robert Fritz concludes that structure is nothing personal. Someone in a structure that leads to pain, frustration, and hopelessness is not being designated by the universe as a victim of life.

* Be honest with yourself. When you lie to yourself or misrepresent the truth in any way, you increase the stress on your body. After years of misrepresenting your true wants, the increasing stress can lead to health problems.
* Know you can be better, belief in yourself. Align yourself with your true purpose - being a child of God.
* Don’t treat others like they are you (everybody is different).
* Don’t treat everybody the same (different personalities respond in a different way to certain words and actions).
* Be a good example. When you show humility and humbleness, you become empowered.
Everybody has a choice – between stimulus and response there is a choice. The fact is that you are where you are because that’s what you have chosen (even if it is unconsciously). You can do amazing things with your life, but nobody else can change your situation for you. It’s entirely up to you.
Part of self-acceptance is releasing other people’s opinions. You are meant to be different. Your fingerprints are unique. When you can accept this uniqueness, then there is no competition and no comparison. Your value comes from God -- unique, divine, and eternal.
Self-acceptance is the main key to positive changes in every area of your life.

Accept others for who they are
* Allow them to be themselves. Les Giblin in his timely book: How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People, suggests that acceptance is like a vitamin. We all hunger to be accepted as we are. We want someone to relax with. Someone we can let our hair down and take our shoes off with. Very few of us are brave enough to “be ourselves” completely when dealing with the world in general. He concludes that people who accept people, and like them just as they are, have the most influence in changing the other person’s behavior for the better.
* Don’t expect people to be perfect or wait for them to change before you can like them.
* Create interdependence (we need each other to succeed). It’s interesting to note that the kinder you are to others, the better you feel about yourself.
* Critizers and complainers don’t want to take responsibility for their own situation.
* Practice the Golden Rule. By doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, you’ll find that your life begins to work, and the things that you desire to have in your life will begin to appear. Be living according to the Golden Rule you will find that all things are possible. It’s by working through the heart rather than through the head that true power is found.
* Live and let live, in other words: to accept other people as they are, although they may have a different way of life.

Accept your circumstances
* Accept your reality but don’t forget your dream.
* Excuses and reasons for not succeeding create victimhood.
* Victimhood comes from blame.
* Stop resisting your destiny. Acceptance is a form of humility which stops you from resisting.
* Look for challenges, they make you stronger. In every adversary there is an equivalent blessing and reward.
Accepting the problem changes the nature of the problem. Now the problem is no longer an obstacle but a stepping stone.
* Stop waiting for the arrival of an ideal day. Enjoy the ups and downs of every day. The present moment is the only time you can be happy because it is the only time that exists.

Acceptance will put you in touch with a finer reality. It will bring you in touch with your true self which is God. Through the grace of God you can change your life. You can go beyond the past, by living in the NOW and create a brand-new future. By accepting yourself at the core you live in the presence of the most high.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Antioxidants and Free Radicals

A couple of months ago (April 28, 2008), I wrote about the benefits of the MonaVie Juice. Today I want to focus more on the benefits of antioxidants.

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. Antioxidants are chemical compounds that can bind to free oxygen radicals preventing these radicals from damaging healthy cells.

Antioxidants are present in foods as vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and polyphenols, among others. Many antioxidants are often identified in food by their distinctive colors—the deep red of cherries and of tomatoes; the orange of carrots; the yellow of corn, mangos, and saffron; and the blue-purple of blueberries, blackberries, and grapes.

Traditionally the blueberry along with many other berries were conciderate to have the highest antioxidant content. Then they discovered the acai berry. Antioxidants are messured by their ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) levels:
Foods (ORAC Units per 1 gram)
1. Acai berry 3,800
2. Mangosteen 3,000
3. Cocoa Powder 809
4. Goji Berry 253 5
5. Dark Chocolate 208
6. Pecans 179
7. Elderberry 147
8. Walnuts 135
9. Pomegranate 105 1
10. Cranberries 95.8
According to: Lisa M. Davis, Ph.D., PA-C, C.N.S., L.D.N. the acai berry has the hightest ORAC content.

What are Free Radicals?
Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction, like dominoes. Their chief danger comes from the damage they can do when they react with important cellular components such as DNA, or the cell membrane. Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs. To prevent free radical damage the body has a defense system of antioxidants.

Oxygen is needed for the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates for energy. However, exceed oxygen molecules and other free radicals that form as by-products of normal cellular reactions can cause damage to cells if not inactivated. The body has a complex antioxidant defense system to neutralize radicals and prevent cell damage and disease. Aging and chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer, are currently believed to result from damage caused by free radicals.

It is suggested that we consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. To support a healthy lifestyle, it is necessary to eat even more. The MonaVie juice is a healthy addition for an active life. Only 1-2 ounces in the morning and at night gives us full benefits.
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Monday, July 14, 2008

The Great Awakening

I just finished listening to the book A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. Chapter 8 is about inner and outer space and stillness.
It has been said:
"Stillness is the language God speaks, and everything else is a bad translation."
Stillness is beyond form and time. In stillness we connect with the spirit (formless), it cannot be achieved by thinking about it. Thought is form. Being conscious of the stillness we can connect with the presence of God.
Einstein said:
"I want to know the mind of God, the rest are details."
Through quantum theory, we became aware of the space within the atom. Even solid matter is not very 'solid' at the molecular level. Watching that space, being aware of that stillness, paying attention to the 'no thingness', that's were we meet with God.

The Vedic seers say:
"Have your attention on what is and see its fullness in every moment. The presence of God is everywhere. You have only to consciously embrace it with your attention."
Deepak Chopra, in his book, Creating Affluence, says:
"It is the quality of our attention that is bringing a certain probability amplitude in the field of infinite possibilities into material existence. In fact, all of material creation is nothing but the self experiencing itself through different qualities of its own attention to itself. If our attention is fragmented, then we are fragmented. If our attention is on wholeness, we are wholeness."
Every day becomes more exciting since I have discovered this PRESENCE.

Monday, July 7, 2008

TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More

I just received my Direct Fulfillment shipment for July. I am always looking forward to this package. This feeds my mind for a whole month, one book and 12 CD’s. Additionally we have 4 weekly meetings and a monthly seminar.
This system keeps me informed, it keeps my mind on track with the whole TEAM and it keeps me motivated with positive stories and experiences of those who have achieved success through TEAM.
Robert Kiyosaki’s Cashflow Quadrant introduces us to the four different ways to create an income, legally. He goes step by step through each quadrant, explaining the benefits and the pitfalls. It is a good read for anyone who wants to take control over their financial future.
The reason the B – quadrant is a desirable place to earn in is that it takes advantage of a system. The system represents important information which helps us to make more educated decisions and we can cross over from the left side of the quadrants (job or self-employed) to the right side. It is the information and the system which allows us to eventually let the business run by itself, with income flowing in 24/7.
Most of us wonder, what do the wealthy people do different than the employed or self-employed. For one thing, they have the education and the experience to let others and a system work for them. That’s why Franchises became so popular. You buy not only a name and equipment from the company, but you get a clear business plan and consistent support from the founders of the company.
The TEAM Leadership Education system has developed over ten years, and the founders, Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady, have raised up hundreds of leaders through their own experience and the training which the system provides.
They have now teamed with MonaVie, a networking company, in order for all their members to go through a hands-on training and to receive royalty income from the distribution of the health drink MonaVie. To learn more about the juice, please visit: