Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Are You Aiming High?

Nope, it doesn't taste good!
Put Pookie outside today. He is so talkative and the chatter can drive one batty. He really is cute yet there are moments in life when cute is annoying. One person’s adorable, is another individual’s nemesis.

Reflections of this little guy on our left may be seen as a chubby one with a fist full of sand in his mouth or can be demonstrated an echoed as “chip off the old block”.

Where did that saying come from? Images of cement come to mind. Yes, certain things from our childhood are concreted within our subconscious, even genetics.  Sometimes they surface as gestures or within our dreams.  We can’t escape our beginnings however we can change our attitude; interpret and modify our reactions. Eventually it can become a healthy practice. When do we get to the point and realize “something has got to give”? YES ask these questions  Why, When, Where and Who gets under your skin! It will eventually reveal the truth of the matter, and settle your ugly self-down.

So today Leonard talks about ambition. The exercise is “Set your goals high; you take care of the “WHAT” and God will take care of the HOW.  

All morning I have been contemplating the above exercise.  Thinking about the butterfly and how it instinctively knows what to devour as a caterpillar, and I suppose this would resemble learning.  ­However, the truth of the matter, unless you get to the cocoon stage and are left alone, emergence is nullified. And if someone helps you out too soon, you’re dwarfed. Sure you may have beautiful wings but they won’t function as they were meant to.

Points to Ponder: “Ambition is the power that allows us to go forward when things look the darkest”    So ambition must be the fuel for success to be established. Now this image below comes to my mind.
  “The journey of a thousand miles sometimes ends very very badly”

Are we the fish or the bear? Some may argue it’s the food chain. Or, are we talking about FEAR; the old false evidence appears real thang. Yet in reality, it’s as simple as this really, we have to know who we are. Ever spend time with a confident successful businessman or CEO? Guess what, they know who they are! Whether they have Integrity, well that's a whole different topic.

Ambition is personal, and why do we set goals, to ward off lethargy? I know it is written “I will spew you out, you lukewarm ones”.  Ok, get it, got that one good, so ambition is great as long as THINGS aren’t my goals; things are tools which will help me achieve my goals. Then I read this; God did not give us the ability to dream without the ability to fulfill our dreams. Leonard goes on to say; Ambition is part of dreaming. Know this and know it well. “It is better to aim at the stars and hit only the moon, than to aim at the moon and hit your front yard”  (now i hear myself thinking; Cripe I don’t think I am even aiming for any personal goals, more for my family but not my personal goals.Ok, sirens are going off in my head now.

Do you have a friend, parent or partner who; “slots you into their plans for achieving their goals”?  Is this not the epitome of a Vampire? So subtle yet once you learn to discern the tools of such striving souls, you steer clear or become anemic real quick.  Yup, they’ll drain your life essence, the reason why you were created is nullified in their presence.

I believe unforgiveness creates the vampire. I can remember thinking Count Dracula was so powerful and intoxicating. He could achieve anything at night yet could never see his reflection. He sadly lost his identity long ago; the reason why he was even produced.  Shelter was sought whenever the truth was dawning and he always awoke hungry. Power would be attained through the embodiment of charisma and sometimes it came in pill form. Chemistry was intoxicating as the rush of blood exposed anatomical changes. Now fertile with desire there would be no stopping it, for his dream has taken flight. Adrenalin porous prongs clamp onto the vision before him, after all they did invite him in, and so he latched onto you. Loneliness allows this.

The good news, the above scenario does NOT have to be repeated! Understand the “borne again” and living life unrestricted; free from any disease.  A diseased heart manifests with the above scenario taking root in your life. You have been hurt so you hurt others? Or you deaden your living by ingesting elements to relax your thoughts, intoxicate your mind and now you don’t have to think. Or maybe you are at the point where you don’t give a rip and just spread your junk to anyone nearby. This can be manifested through verbiage, yelling obscenities or even hitting. First objects then mammals and you’ll eventually reach the humans. The germs in your dealings will move through the air waves and even live on the surface of people’s thoughts and so sad if they have to live with you! PLEASE whatever you do, ‘don’t say you will “TRY” to stop, or try to separate from them, this is not to be in your vocabulary. If it is, sadly, you won't morph.
Stop Your Illness from Spreading to Others
  • SHUT UP. Write in a Journal and expose your weakness to yourself first
  • Throw away used issues. (Stop making excuses for why you are so nasty.)
  • Wash your thoughts often. Stop and ask for forgiveness after you dump on someone, yes repent, not vent. (don’t be tempted to use alcohol to deaden your feelings.)
  • Do not share your polluted thoughts with others. Seek counsel form a licensed professional
  • Don’t have sex (talking with consenting adults here) just for the “release” of it. Your partner is not a depository of pleasure or masturbation doll.
Though we have been brought into situations maybe beyond our control, we can overcome them! The truth within YOU is POWERFUL and FULL of LIGHT. Once the dawn awakens your soul, all chains will drop off and there will be no past to stop you. Your journey takes off into a new dimension as you learn how to apply this power. You have tasted victory just remember to daily walk in it.

Today’s affirmation: I do only those things that make me successful. But this cannot be at another person’s expense. If we are led to achieve a goal, we must be honest with ourselves and start the journey. At first we may be motionless, just like the butterfly when it first emerges from his decomposing shelter. A lot to take in this thing called LIVING! Found this great footage which shows the literal metamorphosis transformation. One must be still in order for it to materialize.
I think this is what Leonard meant in Today’s Exercise when he states: Set your goals high: you take care of the “What” and God will take care of the HOW.

Here is a visual of the miracle of metamorphosis witnessed in nature;

So what makes you successful? Getting rid of “stinkin thinkin” this will clear the air up around you and heck, we all know charity begins at home.  Here is one of the most recent applications I have been using to have my dreams come true. It is a teaching from Karpaga Vinayagam.R  of Hewitt Associates.
NEVER use the word try, it’s a toxic word and here are a few more;

Ø But
Ø If
Ø Might
Ø Would Have Ø Should Have Ø Could Have
Ø Can't (really means won't)
Ø Don't
All these are disgusting excuse words. Might as well face this reality now, it will change your life! Here is the reason why; linguistic errors have been around for centuries. All you have to do is know what NOT to repeat.

If: presupposes that you may not.
Would have: Past tense that draws attention to things that didn't actually happen.
Should have: Past tense that draws attention to things that didn't actually happen (and implies guilt.)
Could have: Past tense that draws attention to things that didn't actually happen but the person tries to take credit as if it did happen.
Try: Presupposes failure.
Might: It does nothing definite. It leaves options for your listener.
Can't / Don't: These words force the listener to focus on exactly the opposite of what you want. This is a classic mistake that parents and coaches make without knowing the damage of this linguistic error.

Toxic phrase: "Don't drop the ball!"
Likely result: Drops the ball
Better language: "Catch the ball!"
Toxic phrase: "You shouldn't watch so much television."
Likely result: Watches more television.

Better language: "I read too much television makes people stupid. You might find yourself turning that TV off and picking up one of those books more often!"

Exercise: Take a moment to write down all the phrases you use on a daily basis or any Toxic self-talk that you have noticed yourself using. Write these phrases down so you will begin to catch yourself as they occur and change them.

So if we don’t aim high we probably will end up on the couch yet another day

Our intimacy will be the companionship noise of the radio or TV and you may even lose the desire to eat. So why not awaken the ambition within and hear the lesson for the day, our daily bread.
We naturally are attracted to people who “complete” us. Maybe we are lacking in the “this or that” in life and we need to know “these” (this and that’s). If not then we are opening up ourselves to defeat, divorce or damaged at best. God has created us to be SUPERnatural, co- creators on earth as it is in Heaven. So why do we settle for anything less? Why do we believe a lie and let our essence feed another?  Stop it already, stop striving an embrace the reality of your inner man(angel) and live your life alive. It’s time to take flight.



  1. Your first pictures is simply GREAT!

  2. Thanks for the comment! And I'd love to go get pizza, haha!

    Love your pictures!

  3. How about shooting for the stars but breaking the arrow before you have a chance to launch it. That seems to be me.


  4. Joyce...just need more practice! :0)