“Rough. Intense, Weird.” I’ve been hearing these words a lot as friends, family and readers describe the state of the rapidly changing, confusing world.
Change has been so rapid that the beliefs, values, attitudes, habits and routines that we have been immersed in cannot keep up. What we were taught should happen in and to our lifestyle, business, politics and so many aspects of life (and how we should respond) isn’t happening.
Because it’s sometimes hard to remind ourselves that everything is in perfect order and its our thoughts and attitudes that are out of sync with reality (not reality out of sync with our beliefs and desires) the change can bring pain.
What can we do?
One lesson I learned about 50 years ago was to keep putting one foot in front of the other!
Some moments, always remembered, are peak, never forgotten spots that become crossroads altering the direction of our lives… forever. Sharing such a memory from 50 years ago may help you gain ideas o how to respond to the change taking place today.
I lived on Bowen Road, in the mid-levels of Hong Kong during the early 1970s. Each morning I jogged this narrow path that flowed through the middle of a thick boscage and loomed above the most crowded city in the world. A low rumble rose from the crowded city below, muffled through thick foliage and vibrations over the thin ribbon of asphalt that wound, flat as a snake, through the jungle ahead.
Bowen Road 1970s
I was in pain at that time. My international business had been crushed in the early 70s as the stock market had crashed and burned. I was just divorced, missing my two daughters.
I had been so successful. Starting at age 21 for a new, hot international company in their Hong Kong office, I had watched my stock options make me a paper millionaire at age 24. (And a million dollars was worth a lot in the 70s!)
Then the company I worked for collapsed when I was 25 and i was broke. I had not had the sense or experience to sell some of those stocks. Suddenly my portfolio was nothing but worthless paper.
What I did when received that news was the same thing I did every day, I awoke early and went jogging.
As I placed each foot in front of the other, I realized that I had the most important assets of all, energy, good health and the desire and willingness to move ahead and work. That thinking led me to invest in Hong Kong, Japanese, German, Swiss and Australian stock markets as they were just taking off, then that thinking led me to London and Manx real estate and then Naples Florida and Ecuador real estate and so many other places of opportunity.
That thinking led me to a gloriously satisfying life I have been able to share and still am.
As Above – So Below
As Above, So Below is an ancient phrase, rich in meaning and history that originates in the Hermetic tradition of philosophy, especially in a book that is thousands of years old, called The Emerald Tablets.
The phrase reminds us that our reality, the way we exist, follows the same rules as smaller aspects of our being and the larger aspects of our being as well.
Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf education system, also known as Steiner education explained it in this quote: “To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being, To truly know yourself, take real interest in the world.”
If “As Above – So Below” makes sense…. what does the expanding universe mean?
According to a Berkley University website (1) by one measure called the the Hubble constant, the universal expansion of any two points in the universe that are 3.26 million light years (called a megaparsecond) from each other, are running apart at a rate of 67 to 73 kilometers. per second (aka FAST!).
The universe is always expanding, always moving forward, always looking outward.
Universal expansion does not look back, stop and decide if its moving in the right direction. It just keeps putting one foot in front of the other (a big foot moving very quickly, but you get the drift).
If “As Above – So Below” makes sense, it means we too should be expanding outwards, looking forward.
Yet which direction? Therein lies the crunch! And therein lies passion! Passion is the inner feel, the light and guide that tells us which direction to go to fulfill our purpose.
Merri and I lived and worked with and learned a lot from this shaman and one of the most important messages he shared was “have a purpose, not goals”.
I spent some time pondering this before it had meaning to me. Goals are what we make with our logic. Yet logic is never enough. There is way too much we do not know to have our goals turn out as we expect. A purpose is far wiser… infinitely more flexible… capable of rolling with punches and shifting with change.
The economic and lifestyle goals of many will change with the economic turbulence ahead. Those who are strongly cemented in a broad purpose have an advantage. They might be knocked sideways by changing financial tides, but they’ll get up… dust off and move on with their purpose… because a purpose is not limited by size… duration or magnitude. We can move on with a purpose regardless of external events. Action in down times is easier… more productive and can take advantage of the value created on the downside of every curve. Those depending on goals and mathematical bottom lines can be stricken by their shattered logical goals.
This is why we try to invest, do business and live with a purpose and always remember the quote I have framed on my desk… “Action is Thy Duty… Reward Not Thy Concern”. We keep moving forward with our purpose without great concern with where the currents carry our correct actions.
So how can we define a purpose?
Winston Churchill is quoted as saying: It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
One way to look further than we can escape the tyranny of reason and see the invisible is by feeling a passion.
Our passions are all ahead of us!
Passions work in the present, not the past and when we let go of the past, we can let our passions lead us to the path of our purpose
She let go
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word.
She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort.
There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…
That’s the way to get ahead!
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You might well ask… How is this possible?
Here’s how the scientists say it is possible.
A Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ways to Inflate Your IQ”(1) show how you can be smarter and actually add matter to your brain. The article says:
Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it.
Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person’s IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.
Scores can change gradually or quickly, after as little as a few weeks of cognitive training, research shows.
British students were given IQ tests and brain scans at ages 12 to 16 and again about four years later. 9% of the students showed a significant change of 15 points or more in IQ scores.
The study published in Nature said that on a scale where 90 to 110 is considered average, one student’s IQ rose 21 points to 128 from 107, lifting the student from the 68th percentile to the 97th compared with others the same age.
MRIs in this study showed changes in gray matter in areas corresponding to fluctuations in the kid’s skills.
There are practical steps people can take to see longer-term IQ changes. New tasks stimulate the brain most. Young adults given just one month of intense training in juggling, found an increase in the corresponding gray matter in the brain as early as seven days after the training began.
Fluctuations in IQ scores over time underscore the brain-boosting benefits of musical training and new experiences throughout a lifetime.
Music lessons are linked to higher IQ throughout life. Six years’ lessons lifted children’s IQ scores an average 7.5 points.
Improve the brain through music… without lessons.
Here’s the Super Thinking story…
The educational program Merri and I developed uses a form of brain wave integration that increases IQ.
Super Thinking uses frequency (in music and a number of other ways) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated. The music creates the three C’s: Calm, Clarity and Coherence.
This Super Thinking program is not a gimmick or trick… just advanced education.
Certain types of Baroque music are the base, and they make you smarter!
At least four best selling books, “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain”, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000″ showed how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.
This Baroque music tactic alone is so powerful that Small Business Innovation Research… an official site of the US government granted over $100,000 for the specific purpose they said was: to provide a method to remove barriers which hinder or prevent the employment of blind persons. An innovative method, the Lozanov Learning System, is proposed to help train blind persons to become computer programmers and operators of automated equipment.
Merri was among just a few who learned this technique directly from Dr. Lozanov the time he visited the USA.
Our Super Thinking workshop enhanced this system with numerous other tactics.
We added slight alterations in nutrition that create a higher IQ. Altered nutritional tips in Super Thinking can make anyone 25% smarter!
Baroque Music and nutrition are just part of seven, easy to use, learning techniques that make you smarter.
Gain any skill, from computers to athletics to conversational languages…in less time…two-to-five times faster.
Here’s a huge bonus. Super Thinking also relieves stress. Super Thinking is fun.
You can use a Super Thinking focus in everything: health… earning… education… investing.
Super Thinking works on the learner first…the data second. This system “grows the learner” rather than the information.
If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information. The answer is create a six inch IQ pipe!
Share our years of experience.
For nearly 50 years, Merri and I have conducted hundreds of courses and tours for tens of thousands, in dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain). Our Super Thinking Workshop has been one of the most profound. Now the workshop is even better online because it condenses Super Thinking so you can increase your IQ, at home… right away.
The workshop shows how these mind expanding tactics can be applied to starting and running a business for extra income, to forex trading and investing. Athletes of all types… golfing being one common sport benefit. Our Super Thinking plan goes far beyond Lozanov and allows you to rapidly get smarter in every part of your life.
For example, real estate broker, Suzy Kurinsky took the workshop to help her learn Spanish.
She wrote: “You are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized by expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range. My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!”
Super thinking can improve almost anything you do… faster, better, more fun and with less stress.
Another attendee to the Super Thinking Workshop sent this note.
Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish! I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you. I can see several ways to apply what I learned in the classes I teach.
Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes. I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra. I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life. I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.
Super Thinking can help improve your health. Super Thinking can make you rich and add richness to your life.
However the time, travel expense and workshop cost (delegates have paid up to $999) have prohibited many from getting this benefit.
That’s why we have created the workshop in electronic form. Get Super Thinking online for less than fifty bucks.
Relax in the Secret Rose Garden.
The workshop is divided into two parts. Part one is the application… the sessions that tell you exactly what to do, what music to use and even includes two recorded sessions based around a secret rose garden that you can use. We have kept this portion short and simple so you can easily start immediately.
Part two is a longer portion on theory.
Part one is enough.
Super Thinking is like jogging… giving results if you simply do it!
You do not have to know why Super Thinking works to increase your IQ. But Part Two explains why you are getting the good results from Part One, if you want to know.
You might ask…”Will it work for me”?
The Super Thinking Workshop will help increase your IQ.
I guarantee it. Order the Super Thinking Workshop. Use it for two months. If you are not totally satisfied… in any way, during that time, simply let me know and I’ll send a full refund… immediately… no questions asked.
Another Super Thinking workshop attendee wrote: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me, I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible”. I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted. I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow. Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!
Inflation is a cheat… a crime when it comes to money. Inflating your IQ to beat inflation is simple good sense. Learn Super Thinking now with no risk. Begin to increase your intelligence today.
(1) Read Wall Street Journal article Ways to Inflate Your IQ