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What To Do If You Need Money

Posted in Health, Thinking Patterns on August 25th, 2011 by Sandy – 2 Comments

Mother Meera

What To Do If You Need Money!

Most of the time when we are in this state we are pretty needy. I have been there. Part of the purpose of my blogs is to help everyone including me get clear about this process. What dose the decision making and creative thinking approach model for this look like? How will our intuition help? read more »

How Following Intuition and Synchronicity Can Pay Off-Really!

Posted in Discoveries, Health, Thinking Patterns on August 20th, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

Gee, what happened?

I have been writing about conscious decision making focused  around synchronicity and intuition. I suggest that this is creative thinking in the meta sense because we may not consciously be  used to acting on these urges and signs.

Here is what I mean. read more »

What To Do If A Big Idea Is Tugging At You: The Two Edged Sword.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 16th, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment
What to do if A Big Idea Is Tugging At You

Peter French photo of Wright house in Hawaii

This is often one of the biggest decisions we have to make from time to time. It calls for all of our creative and intuitive decision making courage.

Often it is a very powerful urge to go and do something like be a teacher in a foreign country or pursue a  compelling idea that you have no idea how to pull off. You know deep down inside that this is important  and if you let it go you know you will feel empty for not having tried.

This is what some refer to as a “Calling” or in Joseph Campbell’s terms “The Hero’s Journey.”  This is a pattern that its proponents argue is found in many narratives in one sense meaning that it is a deep seated archetypal pattern that repeats itself in many cultures.

The elements of the call are set forth in the diagram above. Basically there is the compelling idea and draw, the fear of  the unknown, the willingness to jump into the void, the challenges as you move forward, helpers who show up, some kind of transformational experience and the return with some boon of knowledge and wisdom.

But why do I call this the two edged sword?Because if you hear the call then there is the equally important flip side referred to as “refusal of the call.” Mythology is rife with examples of what happens to those who refuse the call too long or do not take it seriously.  According to Campbell refusal of the summons converts the adventure into its negative-walled in boredom, hard work,  disappointments etc. The subject loses the power of significant affirmative action, becomes a victim and his world becomes a wasteland and meaninglessness.

I am writing about this  because it has happened to me several times in life and  was triggered by the recent blog by life coach Tora Mohr entitled “7 Ways to Discover the calling Oprah Told You To Find.”

In other words if you respond to Oprah’s inducement and search for the call then you must also be willing to answer it.

So in one sense there is a reward for venturing out even if you have no idea how it will all come together, but  there is a penalty for refusing the call once you hear it.

Sometimes we receive a number of calls. Not all big, but nevertheless still meaningful and rewarding. For example I knew from the moment I got off the plane in Honolulu, having been sent there by the military, that I would move heaven and earth to make that my future home.  It was my idea of paradise, one that most people only thought about as that once in a life time vacation spots. I knew that if I could gain a foothold there I would feel eminently successful no matter what I did. I bought a one way ticket after grad school and did exactly that.

I have written a recent book about my own callings and of course one is embedded in the title, “How Frank Lloyd Got Into My Head Under My Skin And Changed The Way I Think About Thinking.” I had a big idea with no real qualifications to consummate, but began the journey.

Perhaps in these times of significant change when all looks uncertain it is precisely the time to discover your calling and go for it.  There is magic in the process. It is the kind of decision making that promises to usher in a richer and fuller life.

I would love to hear about your opinions and experiences on this subject.

I have also just posted for free 21 ideas that will profoundly change your life. Just click on the information column to the right of this p0st.

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Synchronicity, The Present and Future for Cancer and Chronic Disease Treatment

Posted in Discoveries, Thinking Patterns on August 15th, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

Brought To LIght

I am at one of those crossroads in life where I have been able to nurse prostate cancer along for almost thirteen years. It is decision making time involving intuition,and  open mindedness .  I have two small tumors about the size of a rice kernels, maybe a bit bigger. The size isn’t the issue. It is the location. One is right next to an area where it can easily emerge from the capsule of the prostate and then it is a whole different ball game.

I like many had hoped by this time that medical science would have gotten much further along for the man on the street. That is there would have been breakthroughs which would would have provided the “silver” bullet so to speak.

I qualified for the latest in technological studies and just had a MRI guided biopsy. Here the latest in MRI and spectroscopy technology can be used to examine only the suspicious areas and to classify the aggressiveness. That is useful.

As I wrote about a few posts back, I had attended the Tesla Conference and there met a fellow who had a very advanced Rife Light. This is a light using frequencies to eliminate pathogens. He told me he had cured prostate and bladder cancer. Then I received an article about a man, Johan Boswinkel, from New Zealand who has also been using light to achieve remarkable results. This is a must read article.

I am hoping that my tissue analysis will give me a reasonable amount of time to explore the light.

When I emerged from the MRI biopsy I saw this sign on the building immediately in my path. The picture is a little out of focus as I  took it with my I-phone and had to blow it up. The sign on the building says, “Brought To Light.” I felt given the fact that I am on an open ended journey at the moment that this is a synchonicity.

I am buying one of those lights even though nobody can legally  say that it cures anything. I may also do other things, but I feel strongly that light therapy has a place in   the future treatment of chronic disease.

How does this feel to you?

Why You Should Consider Being A Contrarian

Posted in Discoveries, Inspirational Quotes, Thinking Patterns on August 10th, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”
Oscar Wilde

I saw this quote on an e-mail today. It was the catalyst for this reflection. We all like the familiar, the tried and true, and being one of the gang. Yet it is that habit which frequently prevents us from being a bit adventuresome, from paying attention to our intuition. A contrarian  is one who consciously decides to swim against the current, to not run with the pack. It is this kind of conscious decision making that can open new doors. It is especially important today. The herd mentality can be frantic. Look at the markets.

In my book I wrote about how I had met a very wealthy financier in my earlier years who had had bone cancer as a youth. He had been bed ridden at age ten and  at the time and had asked that his parents bring him every auto biography in the library( There are numerous biographies but very few autobiographies by contrast).   He told me that there was one commonality exhibited by all of those whose autobiographies he had read: they all were contrarians. They all, in this sense, purposely marched to the beat of a different drummer. He was deformed with one leg shorter than the other, but said that he was determined to follow this model for life. He did, marrying a beautiful woman, raising a wonderful family, and becoming extremely successful in business.

Something to think about.

The Mindful Art of Travel

Posted in Living Abroad on August 9th, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

Me being part of the crowd

A few posts ago Sandy wrote about travels in Mexico.

I am the Rick who was traveling partner for this trip. So far as I can see Sandy has ended his story at the back door of the hotel in Puebla, our first stop. I’m hoping he will report on the rest of our journey; even though I was with him, it is always interesting to find out what he saw that I didn’t.

I am personally unused to cataloging the instances of intuition (which I take to include the idea of “invisible helpers”) in my affairs. That’s because the interaction is so ordinary. Decisions in my life can certainly make sense, but they have to feel good too, feel right deep inside of me. I know how to deal with other people and situations by that same “feel.”

So the interface that Sandy studies, the role of intuition, is of interest to me partly because I have never studied it and partly because I have lived it. read more »

Twenty One Ideas That Can Profoundly Change Your Life

Posted in Thinking Patterns on August 3rd, 2011 by Sandy – 1 Comment

I have been writing about creative thinking,  Intuitive decision making and open mindedness  as way to set the contextual structure of our lives. Over the years these  ideas and practices  have come across my radar and I have personally been making them a part of my life.

Some of these concepts are easy, surprisingly so. Others are more complex, a more challenging journey.

Simply look to the right hand column of this blog under “Information” and click on 21 ideas-free.

I would love to hear from you how any of these have affected you. Which ones resonate with you?

My guidebook available on Amazon and Kindle  deals with many of these ideas.


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