Did You Make Your Bed Today?

I’m not much of a bed-maker if no one’s looking. I figure, “What’s the point if no one’s there to appreciate the fruits of my labor?” Especially, if you’re like me, in between relationships, you might think that few minutes might be better spent doing something else in your preparation for the day ahead.

Sure, if there’s someone you’re sharing the bed with, or if you are having company and don’t want to be embarrassed by having an unmade bed, which might be perceived as an indication that you might not be as diligent as you’d like to be thought of, you might be more inclined to make the bed.

But when no one’s around and there isn’t anybody to see if you’ve made the bed, or not, what do you do?

Inspired by Arielle Ford (author of the wildly acclaimed, The Soulmate Secret), I began making my bed in the absence of a witness as an affirmation to the universe, that I was ready and willing to welcome the woman whom I would live out the rest of my dreams and days with.

I haven’t had anyone to keep track of my bed-making skills for years, still, I make my bed every day. I’ve since expanded my morning ritual to include my intention to do this thing with integrity as a bold statement of my intentions for the remainder of the day ahead, and my willingness to the right thing no matter what the day may bring.

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

When you make your bed in the morning you send a powerful message to the universe expressing your explicit intention,

“I am starting this day with the intention to live a better life, to be open to all the good things that life has in store for me. I avail myself to in even in the smallest of ways to make the world a better place, and it starts right here. Right now, with my declaration in the action of making my bed, I affirm I am ready to do my part to change the world.”

A simple ritual, a prayer of intention, dignified by the inspired action of making your bed.

It is not uncommon for me to ask a perspective or new client about their daily bed-making routine. Why? Because it is a potential indicator of a person’s willingness to do the work necessary to influence their desired outcomes in life.

I agree with Admiral William H. McRaven’s 2014 commencement encouragement,

“If you want to change the world
start off by making your bed.”

 

If you’re making your bed every day, you’re in good company. A 2017 survey of the most successful, powerful, and wealthy people in America today reveals these people share a common trait: They start their days by making their beds.

Plus, after a long day of you putting forth your best efforts, effectively facing anything that may have attempted to slow your roll or interrupt your flow, when all is said and done, a nicely-made bed awaits you.

It is an unexpected joy that you might take for granted after a while, but if you’re like me, there are those days when you are pleasantly delighted after a busy day to be invited to enter the gates of the sweetest of dreams by a nicely made bed, even if you’re the only one who will appreciate it.

You’ve started and ended your day with a positive vibration and the best intentions to make the world a better place.

And the universe responds in kind. All this for making your bed in the morning.

If you want to make a difference, make your bed.

Did you make your bed today?

Innovative Ideas

I have a client who has a project so big that it could literally change the world as we know it.

Certain challenges appear when you’ve been put in charge of innovative ideas so incredible that it is nearly impossible to explain to people ill-equipped to be receptive to an idea that is so incomprehensible because it represents an entirely new and unique approach and type of thought counter-intuitive to accepted and established streams of consciousness.

The main obstacle to overcome is disbelief. When not only the general public but the system that supports and promotes all accepted and embraced technologies, trains of thought and belief systems reject your product or idea due to its truly revolutionary and inconceivable concept, the road ahead is not an easy one.

It takes an extraordinary individual, who may not have an inkling of how to change the world, to accept the responsibility of taking on a project that is so grand in its scope so as to potentially change our planet and its peoples far into the future for generations to come. These may (or may not) be million dollar ideas.

Certainly, we can look back and historically recognize there were people who changed the world, those to whom were given the charge of innovative ideas that changed science, technology, sociology or philosophical thought in the past. Many of them presented innovative ideas that were rejected at the outset, and some did not live to see their idea become accepted as the new revolutionary factual basis allowing us to progress or evolve even further into a brighter future.

innovative ideas from the universe

We live in the most exciting times

For the most part, within the last 150 years, there has been an outpouring of new thought bombarding those unique individuals open to the idea that the universe is eager to disseminate some of the newest technology innovation and best advancements for our planet and its inhabitants to benefit from and enjoy. Beyond doubt, these individuals have proven that one man can change the world.

What if you are selected as one of the minds to be trusted with an innovative idea?
What would you do if you were given a new thought to share with the world?

A

Will you take it, accepting your destiny and charge forward past the point of no return with boats blazing through the torrential terrain into the uphill unknown abyss for the greater good?

Or

B

Will you think, “Oh, that was a good idea.” Share it with a few people who agreed with you but also noted that the idea was somewhat crazy or weird, and decided that pursuing it would be too hard for you.

The people I work with choose the A approach to the idea. They are the chosen ones.

It doesn’t take long for them to realize it is likely too much for them to handle alone, so they set out to assemble a team. I (and others, like me) are a part of the teams assembled to assist the revelation of this product, project or idea to the world.

I am both honored and blessed to have the ability to assist these individuals with all my knowledge, contacts, talents and abilities – to do whatever it takes – to move these innovative ideas forward and ultimately make the world a better place.

Having an entirely new innovative idea bestowed upon you is a blessing but moving it forward (especially if it represents a widely unaccepted concept) can be a long and fierce journey to be avoided by the faint of heart.

But know this

If you were the recipient of such an idea, God saw in you all the components necessary to bring this idea to the world. It is up to you to accept and step into your calling, or roll-over and go back to sleep.

If you do not accept the challenge to be one of His people that changed the world, it will be given to someone else.

At least you can rest assured

You were God’s first choice

 

I Am What’s Wrong With the World

I am whats wrong with the worldThe world is in disrepair, the United States is in shambles… If you don’t believe me, turn on the TV and it won’t be long, you will see that our nation and the world are sliding down a slippery slope.

How did we get into this desperate cycle of degradation? I mean, here we are on the epicenter of technological advancement; it wasn’t long ago (only several generations) that there were no toothbrushes, electricity, cars, toasters, telephones, radios, televisions, let alone computers or the Internet.

It wasn’t until the 1600’s that the printing press allowed information to be controlled, doled out to the general population and used as a means to persuade collective groups of people to embrace particular types of thought. Following the 200 years of the printing press’s dominion, the propaganda strings became stronger and swifter with the introduction of better methods of communication, like the telephone, radio and television; let alone more recent technologies including the personal computer and the Internet, leading to present-day communication technologies.

And still, with all this technology that we currently hold in our hands, the world remains in a state of decline?

Things will go on as they are as long as the majority of our populace is made up of puppets manipulated by puppeteers; the one’s that consume and those who control the media.

Oh, sure, we hear rumors of people willing to “make a stand.” Only to find their efforts are fruitless, as they are silenced. The boisterous rebels willing to publicly draw a line in the sand and attempt to influence the masses, whose messages fade away as they disappear, are murdered or die of natural causes.

The only way to change the world is one person at a time, from the inside out, and it starts, here and now with me. I am the problem. I am what stands between the world as it is today and the brighter future for tomorrow.

What can I do to change who I am?

I can turn off the TV. I can reject fear and find ways to love more deeply and passionately, embrace my personal power and a more intimate connection to the source of all that is and ever will be. I can conduct my affairs with integrity, have compassion for all peoples of all nations; including those within the boundaries of the nation where I reside who see things differently than me.

My power of influence will be focused on myself and who I am; not in an effort to convert or persuade anyone to accept my unique and individual point of view on these or any other matters. I will gently and humbly share my ideas, only when prompted; and when questioned I will respect the perspective of my audience, only disseminating that which the hearer may hear in a manner that will have the best likelihood of being understood.

I will allow everyone to go it alone, to find their own way at their own pace and celebrate their right to do so because, after all, aren’t we all just doing the best we can with what we have? I know I am.

And as I focus on me and who I am, there is the possibility that someone, somewhere else is turning their attention inward in a similar manner. I believe that as the number of these empowered individuals becomes more enlightened, as their consciousness is raised, it will clear the airspace for other individuals to begin to think for themselves.

This continued individual growth of consciousness grows exponentially as the number of enlightened increases forming a collective consciousness. Once national consciousness is raised to critical mass, then we will see change; not until then.

One man cannot conduct a battle against the world, but I can fight the battle for who I am. This I can do, for this is who I am.

Consider opening your heart to who you are to be a part of this change.