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Dream Big (Part 3 of 3)

Dream big!! Read the previous articles:

Dream Big (Part 1 of 3)

Dream Big (Part 2 of 3)

 

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If you want to dream yourself into the perfect relationship, don’t worry that you are currently single. You are imagining, dreaming, visioning. Let go of constraints, fears doubts. Let go of limiting beliefs. Have fun. Play!

If you’re stuck, some questions to ask about your life five years from now are: Where am I living? What is my vocation? Am I married? Do I have children? What kind of car do I drive? How is my health like? What do I do for fun? Where do I travel?

If you have trouble letting go of the doubts try feeling your dream

In five-years, how do you feel when you wake up in the morning? How do you feel when you are working, playing, traveling. As you feel into your life, you may begin to get glimpses of what this ideal life looks like.

If so, let yourself drift deeper into those glimpses. Let yourself explore the scenes that are lit up in your imagination.

Another trick you can try is to imagine someone else’s ideal life

You can dream an ideal life for your spouse, or child, or a good friend. You can also try creating the ideal life for a fictional person. Become the author of this character’s life. Make it a really juicy life!

What would their dream life look like 5- years from now? It’s likely that parts of the life you create for them are what you would like to have in your own.

Still having trouble dreaming?

Here are some other ideas: Make a dream life collage. Ask a good friend to brainstorm your ideal life with you.

Take some time to write down your five-year dream. Keep the description out and visible so you can add to it, change it, allow it to grow and morph as you settle more fully into your ability to dream big. But keep your dream to yourself, at least in the beginning.

As you start to dream again, your dreams and your ability to dream are fragile. They need to be nurtured and protected. There are very few people that know how to treat dreams.

So if you must share them, make sure you do so with someone that you trust will treat your dreams and you with tenderness and love.

Next time we’ll look at what you can do once you have some big dreams. Until then, dream on!

 

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Dream Big (Part 1 of 3)

The Ability to Dream Big

We still have the ability to dream big, no matter how old or young, no matter where we live. And no matter what our family believed and taught us to believe. However, most of us need to clear the cobwebs off our imagination. And that’s just what we’re going to do.

“I’m going to be an astronaut.”

“I will be a movie star.”

“I’m going to be the President.”

“I’m going to own a chocolate factory!”

What were your childhood dreams?

Why is dreaming so important?

Dreams play a significant role in determining the grandeur or limitations of life. You’ve heard of the “glass ceiling.” Dreams are the glass ceiling we create for our own life. We can create a ceiling just above our head or somewhere out at the edge of the Milky Way!

When that glass ceiling is very low, it often is because we’ve allowed our dreams to be created for us, either by others or by our unconscious mind. Who do you know who chose a career because their parents “suggested” it? Who do you know that stays at a job they hate because it pays the bills?

Think about your own life

How much room do you have until you hit your glass ceiling? What parts of your life could use some dream expansion?

Your imagination needs to be used regularly or it will atrophy. In the same way that you keep your heart and lungs healthy by walking, or your biceps strong by lifting weights. You need to exercise your dream muscle to keep it in good shape.

But before you can really begin working out your dream muscle, you need to know what gets in the way.

All of us carry limiting beliefs

Some we may be aware of. Others may lie hidden beneath the radar of our awareness. Read through the following list of beliefs slowly. Ask yourself if any of them seem familiar. Notice how you feel when you read each one.

 

Continue reading:

Dream Big (Part 2 of 3)

Dream Big (Part 3 of 3)

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The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 4 of 4)

Please read the previous articles:

The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 1 of 4)

The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 2 of 4)

The Unlimited Power of the Mind (Part 3 of 4)

 

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Once there sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Keep your head looking straight ahead, lift your eyes to look at a spot on the wall just above eye level.

Count from 20 down to 10 in a slow manner until you feel your eyes start to strain. You will want to close them. Allow your eyelids to close and continue counting until you reach the number 1.

Then imagine that a long winding staircase with 20 steps is there in front of you. Move to the first step as you mentally say, “20. Going down, down, down. Deeper, deeper and ever deeper.

Then take the next step and say, “19. Deeper and deeper still”. Then move to the next step and say, “18. Going down, down, down. Deeper, deeper and ever deeper. Then the next saying, “17. Deeper and deeper still.”

Continue this until you reach the last step and imagine that the staircase has led you to a door. Open the door. Open it and see what is there. This is your special sanctuary where you are relaxed and safe at all times.

Once you enter your sanctuary perform the mental exercise given above

When finished with your exercises, count 1 to 10 telling yourself that you are becoming wide awake with every number. You will find that when you return to normal consciousness you are fully revitalized yet calm and relaxed.

Perform your self-hypnosis every day for 30 days and you will have created permanent changes in your mind and body. Now that you understand the process involved with self-hypnosis and now have the skills to bring yourself into a hypnotic trance, the changes you can make and results you can create are only limited by your imagination! Have fun.

 

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Mnemonics – Improve Memory

This article will review the use and potential of using mnemonics tactics. This will increase and improve memory capabilities and better memory in general.

Studies show that mnemonics have three fundamental principles. Underlying the use of mnemonics are imagination, association and location. By using mnemonics there is a good chance of improving your memory.

These three principals, association, imagination and location can work together. You can use these principles to generate powerful mnemonic systems.

Working together, the principals of association, imagination and location can use to generate powerful mnemonic systems. Hopefully once you have absorbed and applied these techniques you will understand how to design and apply these principles to your own field to design your own powerful, sophisticated recall systems. Lets start by a short review of the principals involved.

Association

Association is the method by which you link a thing to remember to a method of remembering it. Although association techniques are different and use the same principals, you shall try and use what you know works best for you. I suggest that you implant your own associations rather than adopting a foreign system.

You can you association by doing these following things

  1. Tying or linking a thing to place on top of the associated object
  2. Penetrating into each other, Merging together, Wrapping around each other
  3. Rotating around each other or dancing together
  4. Attach yourself to the same color, smell, shape, or feeling

Imagination

Imagination in memory is use to create the links and associations needed to create effective memory techniques. It is the way in which you use your mind to create the links. Links that have the most meaning for you. There is a natural difference between people since images that created will have less power and impact on you.

They reflect the way in which we think. The stronger you imagine and visualize a situation, the more effective it will stick in your mind for later recall. Mnemonic imagination can be as violent, vivid, or sensual as you like, as long as it helps you to remember what needs to be remembered.

Location

The third principal and the last one is location. Location provides you with two things. First, a coherent context, this means that you have a context into which information can be placed so that it hangs together. As well as a way of separating one mnemonic from another. For example, by setting one mnemonic in one bus seat, I can separate it from a similar mnemonic located in the back of the same bus.

Location spices up your memory and provides context and texture to your mnemonics.  It protects and prevents them from being confused with similar mnemonics. Setting one mnemonic with visualizations in the stadium in Milan, Italy and another similar mnemonic with images of a stadium in London, England allows us to separate them with no danger of confusion.

 

Using the three fundamentals of Association, Imagination and Location you can design images that strongly link things. The links between themselves and other things, in a context that allows you to recall those images in a way that does not conflict with other images and associations.

Your Powerful Imagination (Part 2 of 2)

Please read the first part.

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Okay, ready for the test? Gather all of your strength and “willpower.” Be sure NOT to do the following. Here it comes … DON’T think of a red fire truck!!

What happened?

You automatically thought of a red fire truck, right? This is because when the “will” and the “imagination” are in conflict, the imagination always wins. Most people spend a great deal of time telling themselves what they DON’T want, instead of what they DO want.

Even with every ounce of willpower they can muster, they somehow end up with more of the same old thing. That’s because the mind works in pictures, not words.

Imagination is the secret ingredient of life. If people imagine themselves “rich,” regardless of the amount of money they have, chances are they will be healthy and strong and live an abundant life.

If a rich man imagines himself poor or on the brink of losing his fortune, it is likely that trouble and sickness will plague him to the grave.

All that we are searching for in life is already present within ourselves. The sooner we come to believe in the power of our own imagination, the easier our lives will become. I challenge you to stretch your mind to the possibility of accomplishment beyond your present aspirations.

What if, in an attempt to reach your goals, you awakened the powerful latent genius within? How would you feel if you found the cure for AIDS or cancer? Think of the people who would benefit from your achievement.

The reality is that until everyone on the planet imagines a world of health and vitality for all, there will always be disease and woe. Take charge of your life now. Imagine your way to health and happiness and it will be so.

 

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