Monday, October 25, 2010

"Call me TrimTab"

That’s the inscription on Buckminster Fuller’s gravestone. Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.

He was also a great leader and is often quoted in leadership literature.

“Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary - the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there's a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab. It's a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trim tab. Society thinks it's going right by you that it's left you altogether. But if you're doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go. So I said, call me Trim Tab."

~ Buckminister Fuller

I have written about Buckminster Fuller before in a blog on Bucky’s Synergy Formula.

I feel empowered when I read his comparison to the individual.  We often asked ourselves: “What can I do, I am just one person?”  We are unique individuals with distinctive characteristics and talents.  We all can do a little and just by impacting those around us, can change the world.  There is a song we used to sing at camps: It only takes a spark to get a fire going... 
 In his own exceptional way, Bucky Fuller influenced the 20th century. According to one biography, he had trouble understanding geometry. In order to better understand abstraction like a dot on the blackboard, or a line with an arrow on the end meaning infinity, he would bring home objects like sticks from the woods and build triangles, squares, etc. Because of these experiments and his imaginary mind, he became familiar with many raw materials as well as how to use them. This earned him later a machinist certification, and eventually entrance into Harvard University.

After some personal misfortune, he embarked on an experiment on how a single individual could contribute to change the world and benefit all of humanity.

Most of us stop when we encounter some difficulties or failures. It is through the example of man like Buckminster Fuller that we feel motivated to pick ourselves up, and keep looking for our exclusive contribution to make the world a better place.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Creation versus Competition

I had the most amazing weekend. We celebrated my birthday on Friday and Saturday. Friday, our family visited a historical mill here in Central Ohio. It was a very beautiful, sunny fall day. We also had dinner at the mill and filled us with good home cooking food. The little puppy my son and daughter just recently added to their family had fun running along and discovering a whole new world.

But rather than just telling about my birthday celebration, I want to share about a lesson I learned this weekend about a LAW OF CREATION.

"Every person who becomes rich by competition knocks down the ladder by which he rises, and keeps others down, but every person who gets rich by creation opens a way for thousands to follow - and inspires them to do so." ~ Chapter 9

The quote comes from Wallace Delois Wattles’  book “The Science of Getting Rich."
Mr. Wattles wrote these words more than a century ago. We live in a very competitive society, where we compare and try to outdo the other person before they get to us. Winning is often has nothing to do with the competition itself, as long as we outdo the other team. Comparing ourselves to others stifles our creativity and productivity. Mr. Wattles’ insight was visionary and idealistic, but has proven true for athletes, business men and everyday life. He didn’t know anything about the law of attraction; or did he?

Here are some more good quotes:

“You are to become a creator, not a competitor; you are going to get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every other man will have more than he has now.” ~ Chapter 5

"The mind that seeks for mastery over others is the competitive one. And the competitive mind is not the creative one. In order to master your mind and you destiny, it is not at all necessary that you should rule over your fellowman and indeed when you fall into the world's struggle for the high places you begin to be conquered by fate and environment and your getting rich becomes a matter of chance and speculation." ~ Chapter 14

“In order to do this, man must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; he must form a clear mental picture of the things he wants, and hold this picture in his thought with the fixed purpose to get what he wants, and the unwavering faith that he does get what he wants, closing his mind to all that my tend to shake his purpose, dim his vision, or quench his faith.” ~ Chapter 11

"The more men who get rich on the competitive plane, the worse for others; the more who get rich on the creative plane, the better for others." ~ Chapter 16

By being competitive in this regard we go against our original true nature as human beings. We were created as unique individuals with a mind and spirit of free will.

Once we free ourselves from the notion that there is a limited supply, not enough to go around, we have to fight to get what is ours and all the other illusions about the reality we live in, our creative mind can be free and we become the co-creators we were meant to be.

We can produce the same way every day in life and in business when we choose to let go of competition and work with the Creative Spirit as co-creators of our life, business ventures, and daily activities. That's right, no obstacle could stop us because there will be no obstacles. Who can compete with the unstoppable flow of creativity?

The Creative Process:

“It is not your part to guide or supervise the creative process; all you have to do with that is to retain your vision, stick to your purpose, and main your faith and gratitude.” ~ Chapter 11

Creativity comes out of a state of being present. Presence is being here and NOW. Children are in that state naturally. Adults live more in the past or in the future. Creativity is original and unique. We all have this capability. It makes us open to all possibilities, a fertile ground for inventions, discoveries, and uncovering the secrets of the universe. The universe is infinite and abundant, there is enough for everybody. All we have to do is plug ourselves into the universal consciousness (God) and be patient and persevering to develop our talents. It takes self-control and discipline to defer gratification but by doing our very best, we will always be winner.

The competitive Process:

Our competitive mind thinks that there is not enough to go around; it’s a dog eat dog world; first come, first serve; get it while you can; nice guys finish last; the means justifies the ends; etc. This kind of thinking comes from separation and individualism. Without seeing the common denominator in God, we feel alone and in a fight/flight mode which creates stress.

I am so grateful that I was reminded this weekend of this important law of creation. Looking at the little puppy, I could learn an important message: she doesn’t compare herself to anybody and is doing her very best every time to be herself – a perfect creation.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Benefit of Blue Solar Water

Make Blue Solar Water as Suggested in the best-selling book Zero Limits by Joe Vitale and Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len (Hawaiian Ho'oponopono master).

Buy any blue glass bottle with a non-metallic lid. Add tap water or filtered water. Set the bottle in the sun or under an incandescent lamp (not a florescent lamp) for more than one hour. Then, drink the water, cook with it, bath in it, or use it for whatever you use water.

Benefits of drinking blue solar water:

* According to Dr. Len drinking Blue Solar Water transmutes memories replaying problems in the subconscious mind and helps the body to "let go & let God".

* Blue Solar Water fills you with love.

* Blue Solar Water removes recurring memories or programs that turn in your subconscious, freeing you from their effects.

* In the book Zero Limits, Dr. Hew Len, says that the body loves lots of water. Blue water will love the body as much as the body loves blue water.

* Some people water their house plants with the blue water to make them grow better.

* It’s important to drink a lot of water when taking chemo, in addition to the benefits of the blue water, having two 1 liter bottles to work through helps to make sure you drink enough.

* Children love “blue water.”

Here is a video by Mabel Katz talking (Spanish) with Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len (English) about the benefits of blue solar water:

Why the color blue?

Blue is the purest, coolest, and deepest color of the spectrum and stands for rest, relaxation, sleep, regeneration, and communication. Blue decreases blood pressure and heart rate, dissolves nervousness and stress, and has a very calming effect on the entire organism. It is very effective in the treatment of headaches and sleep disorders. Blue is also a highly effective color for meditation, communication, spiritual growth, and high mental qualities. Blue will help bring about the expression of one’s creative power while bringing the individual of peace and holistic balance.

Chakra: Throat

Location: Throat

Endocrine Association: Thyroid, parathyroid

Thyroid gland produces hormones that stimulate body heat production, bone growth, and metabolism. Parathyroid gland secretes a hormone that maintains the calcium levels in the blood.

Drink up and enjoy the sweet taste of "blue water."  To me it tastes sweet and soft.  It is very easy to drink because of its softness.  Drink between 6-8 glasses a day.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Could Yeast be Disturbing Your Digestion?

I thought that this article is so relevant to most women, that I reprint it here.  Most medical physicians are not aware of issues with yeast.  I learned about this first many years ago by reading a book called "The Yeast Connection" by Dr. William Cook.  Yeast overgrowth or candida has become more prevailant, since the general public started taking antibiotics and steroids for infections.  It has such a devestating effect on the body.  As Dr. Cook describes, it can affect our thinking, make you feel sick all over, and disturb your digestion as Marcelle Pick reports in this article. 

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by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP

The symptoms of digestive disturbances often don't seem related at first, but they can be like puzzle pieces that must be put together in order to find a solution. Gas, bloating, diarrhea, cravings, and constipation may be caused by the same issue that fuels acne, insomnia, muscle pain, and confusion. Though it seems odd, all of these symptoms -- and a long list of others -- can be traced to digestive yeast. Many women suffer for years because they don't know that their systems are struggling to handle yeast. Find out if this is the culprit causing your symptoms, and get the inside story on finding relief.

Pam first came to see me after experiencing eight long years of miserable digestive symptoms. From diarrhea, bloating, and gas to fatigue and insomnia, she was more than eager to find some answers. She’d seen a succession of doctors, including a gastroenterologist who had diagnosed her with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), given her medication, and recommended Metamucil. Like so many women with similar digestive complaints, Pam had tried this regimen, to little effect.

As Pam told me her story, tears sprung to her eyes. She felt that no one had taken her seriously before. The unfortunate truth is that many well-intentioned conventional practitioners have not been taught how to get to the root of digestive imbalances, particularly when it comes to yeast overgrowth in the gut. After my comprehensive work-up, Pam’s stool analysis confirmed the presence of parasites, systemic yeast infection, and imbalanced bacterial flora — so I reassured her that her symptoms all made perfect sense.

The best news is that Pam was able to clear her systemic yeast in a matter of months, and is now enjoying a wide variety of foods with no symptoms at all. Let’s take a closer look at how yeast overgrowth can disrupt your digestion, and how to rebalance your gut terrain to keep yeast in check — and associated symptoms to a minimum.

Marcelle is an OB/GYN NP and writes specifically on women's issues.  Make sure you visit her website and subscribe to her FREE newsletter.  The website has more detailed advice on how to deal with Candida.