The ultimate proof… the LOA works. I graduated!!!


What are you attracting into your life? What are you going to create today? What are you creating in this moment?
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I am feeling very honored and moved by the gifts you and all of those I share time and space with bring to my life and our world. I have been attracting so many wonderful and awesome people and relationships with those people in my life. I have to say THANK YOU to all of you and to myself for making such wonderful changes in my life. You know you are truly evolving and changing when all your old friends are no longer in your life, the time of solitude ends and you are making new friends that are in line with your new state of being.
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I have been in a state of dramatic change over the last seven and a half years after a divorce and an unplanned loss of my job as a carpenter in NYC. Much of that time was spent in solitude learning who I am and learning to love me. Many of those hours were spent in the study of spiritual writings and philosophy as well as the arts. The last four years I have been writing this blog and sharing much of my journey in writing and expressing my thoughts.
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In the early part of the year this year I was inspired to attend an event that would ultimately expand my opportunities and my life in a way that I had never even imagined… They say dream big! They also say to expect the unexpected! When one door closes another opens, walk through it even though you don’t know where it leads have faith it will take you where you want to go. Even if you don’t really know where you want to go it will take you where you will get what you need.
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That event was the “New Consciousness Expo” and when I walked through the door and met the event organizer I had no idea nor did I expect what has happened since then.
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I started my first paid writing gig in exchange for the classes to become a Quantum NLP Practitioner! Saturday I graduated and received my certificate… I am officially a Quantum NLP Practitioner and look forward to helping people find themselves and change their limiting beliefs enabling them to be free and be who they are as they step into the new realities they create.
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I am not sure what that will mean as far as this blog goes, I have been contemplating what my time and efforts are best devoted to. The new direction in my life is very writing based as writing is one of my passions. I have been working on two books as well as this blog and the Quantum NLP blog. I also am in the process of building two web sites one for my Mentoring business and one for my freelance writing ventures I am going pro as far as blog writing so I suppose that I will be sharing some of that adventure here as well.
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My blog is titled Iamforchange… I hope you will enjoy the new and exciting changes that are starting to take place here as my life and reality change. I have attracted some of the most beautiful people in the world to stop by and read this blog and express their thoughts and interact with me here. I have created a new life and new career, a new direction, and found a new love for myself all of you and all there is. I am at this moment creating and sharing the most beautiful of thoughts and wishes for all of you and for our world.
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Thank you all for your presence and your time as you read my pages I am grateful you take the time to do so and I am grateful for what you share on your pages and from your hearts. You are all creating beauty in our world and making it a better place for all we -share it with as you share your smiles and your love.. Thank you!
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Namaste 

Synchronicity, Carl Jung, Sir Isaac Newton, Blogging and the Emerald Tablet.. Off the hook and off the grid!


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Synchronicity… A philosophical concept first described by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist in the 1920’s it is a term that has had great meaning in my life lately. Funny in a way as it brings me back to the one who coined the term in a very unique way. I suppose it was meant to be in my education and evolution that I would be at this point in time sharing thoughts about synchronicity and some of my experiences with the concept.
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. It is only natural that for my own personal evolution, Alchemy is a part of my path spiritually. It is quite a gift that my time spent in the blog world in reading so many great blogs has been a treasure of knowledge shared both from the writers and those that inspire them and the knowledge over the ages that they are aware of and in turn make the rest of us aware of. It is quite synchronistic that I started blogging to share my thoughts and become a better writer and in doing so have added exponentially to my own spiritual growth and evolution by becoming part of a community of writers of which many are on a path of spiritual growth and evolution as well. I learn from every writer something that helps me become a better human being than I was before I read what they shared! Thank you all for sharing!
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I thought I would share a treasure and a piece of ancient knowledge that has influenced many and been quoted in part by many that perhaps are not even aware of where that quote came from. I had not even heard of the Emerald Tablet yet have many times heard the quote; “That which is below is like that which is above & that which is above is like that which is below” I had the belief that was a quote from the Bible.. You learn something new every day. I also learned that Carl Jung was believed to have fallen asleep on the Emerald Tablet and even more interestingly Sir Isaac Newton translated it and studied it in depth. Isaac Newton was also one of the most known Alchemists of all time another intriguing fact I was unaware of until I read about the Emerald Tablet. It is his translation I choose to share the excerpt I share is from Wikipedia.
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Newton’s translation
A translation by Isaac Newton is found among his alchemical papers that are currently housed in King’s College Library, Cambridge University.[8]
1. Tis true without lying, certain & most true.
2. That which is below is like that which is above & that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of one only thing
3. And as all things have been & arose from one by the mediation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.
4. The Sun is its father, the moon its mother, the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse.
5. The father of all perfection in the whole world is here.
6. Its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth.
7. Separate thou the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross sweetly with great industry.
8. It ascends from the earth to the heaven & again it descends to the earth & receives the force of things superior & inferior.
9. By this means you shall have the glory of the whole world
10. & thereby all obscurity shall fly from you.
11. Its force is above all force. For it vanquishes every subtle thing & penetrates every solid thing.
12. So was the world created.
13. From this are & do come admirable adaptations whereof the means (or process) is here in this. Hence I am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world
14. That which I have said of the operation of the Sun is accomplished & ended.

- Meditation and Alchemy are two subjects I have a great interest in on a spiritual level, embracing both Eastern and Western Philosophies It was a gift to go off the grid for a few days and sit in nature and just be with the natural world and contemplate as well as meditate after having learned about and read this piece of mystical writing shared with me through the world of blogging!

I thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two and thank you all for being you and sharing the thoughts and love you share in doing so! Thank you as well for being the positive change our world so needs as you share your smiles and share your love making it a better world for all we share it with! 
Namaste!  bows head and smiles deeply!

Ancient Wisdom.. Renovation!


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On the bathing tub of Tang, the following words were engraved:— “If you can one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. Yea, let there be daily renovation.”


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大 學 Daxue – The Great Learning

I find this very true as I aspire to be the best me I can be! I am responsible for my actions and my words I can always find something I can improve about myself every day!

Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two and thank you for being you.. You are awesome and I would like to say thank you for all you do as you are the positive change our world so needs. By sharing your love and your smiles you are making our world a better place for all we share it with! 

Namaste

Quantum N.L.P. The Law Of Attraction, one of my new writing projects:)


Just wanted to share this post as it is the first of many in a new collaborative project with one of the most well known and influential Quantum N.L.P. Masters and an international presence in the Consciousness community Christiane Turner. Christiane is a very amazing and inspirational Human Being. I am honored to have been given such a wonderful opportunity.

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What exactly is the Law of Attraction?
Posted on August 20, 2014 by Christiane Turner — No Comments ↓

A warm welcome to my new collaborator Joe Bradshaw from iamforchange.wordpress.com
Together we bring you ideas, information and resources to help you live the life of your dreams in high consciousness.Enjoy.

One of the most common questions asked is “What is the Law of Attraction”

We attract whatever we choose to give our attention to–whether wanted or unwanted.
This Law is Universal because it does not matter who you are, where you live, what your religious beliefs are, what year you were born…the Law is true for everyone equally. It is as true as the Law of Gravity.

New scientific discoveries show us clearly that we are creating our reality through the use of our language. By teaching ourselves more effective language patterns, our brain automatically forms new neurological pathways which naturally lead to new behaviors and habits.

We humans are actually very powerful attractors and we can use this wonderful, god-given power to attract more of what we want in life-simply by paying attention to where we place our thoughts and desires.

The Attraction Principle

When you examine this phenomenon from the perspective of the “Attraction” principle, it implies that the experiences, people and things we want in our life can come to us versus us going out there to get them. We are literally drawing them to us. We are letting them come to us. It’s an outward/inward movement as we are sit back and act receptive. The actions taken in that energy concentrate on meditation, prayer and setting our intent. There is very little actual DOING associated with the “Attraction” principle.
All of these aspects perfectly align with the YIN, which stands in stark contrast to the YANG aspects, exemplified in the energy which we attach to the word “manifestation.” Again, just read the word and tap into your inner experience as you think about its meaning. Does “manifesting” sound more passive or active to you? Is it a principle that implies an inward/outward motion or is it more of an outward/inward expression? Are you sending out or drawing in?

By Christiane Turner, Quantum NLP
Featuring Joe Bradshaw with iamforchange blog

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I hope you enjoy the article.. Thank you for being you and I hope you all have a wonderful day. I also wish to thank you for making our world a better place as you share your love and share your smiles you are making the positive change our world needs and making our world a better place for all we share it with!

Namaste :)

Is religion an excuse to not be responsible for your spiritual growth?


I thought I would go way out of the box today in a way so to speak, and ask a question that may inspire some of you dear readers to ask a question.

Does religion limit your spirituality? Is it a crutch or an excuse to not be responsible for your spirituality or the nurturing of your spirituality?
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Do you get your spirituality by reading a book, like the Bible or the Koran or the Torah? Do those books actually bring you to your soul within?
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Have you looked within to find your soul or your higher self? If you have did you see and recognize your ego on the way?
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Do you recognize the ego in your non acceptance of other religious beliefs? Beliefs are taught and can be transmuted over time and they can be distorted. Can we distort our souls?
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Spirituality exists, it is not taught, egos are taught and conditioned by our existence our spirits are not. Love is not taught it is what it is, hate is learned and taught it is an ego based practice.
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Just because the book says it is so do you ever question the book? What does your heart say?
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Because your religion says it is the only way does that allow you to not be responsible for your individual actions?
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You cannot tarnish your soul.. You can recognize it and embrace it, take guidance from it yet your ego can not tarnish it or harm it. It is the divine within and it loves you anyway in spite of your ego.
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Do you hide behind your religion? The good book said.. What do you say?
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If the good book wasn’t there for you to quote, what would you say about many of the issues in our world that plague humanity?
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Most of the issues that plague humanity are brought about by religion! Does that make religion spiritual? Or do we base our religious beliefs and defend them because of our ego?
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My dad is better than yours, nananana… My church is better than yours, na na na na na
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I am not anti religious I am however responsible for my spiritual growth as a human being and wonder how many use their religious beliefs to avoid taking personal responsibility for their own spiritual growth…. After all the book says it all, what do I have to learn, all I have to do is read the book. The way to knowing your soul is to look for it within you! I commune with mine as I meditate and in turn I commune with all that exists as the divine is in all that exists it is part of my soul and yours…
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Have you found your soul within?
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Do you nurture your human self with the love of that soul?
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Thank you for allowing me to share a few questions… I also wish to thank you for being you, you are quite amazing and I am grateful for your sharing your love and your smiles in doing so you are making our world a better place for all we share it with.

Namaste

Reinvention of me or aligning with my inner being?


Today I was paid an incredible compliment by a respected friend that caused me to not only smile and say thank you it caused me to ask myself a few questions. Re invention or alignment was the first question I had to ask after the initial smile. The second question was what did I really feel about the compliment and why?
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After participating in the Veterans Writing group I co mentor the facilitator and sponsor at the V.A. Hospital, Mike Scott surprised me with a few thoughts he shared. He looked at me and said thank you for participating and being a part of the writing group as both a writer and a mentor. Then he expressed his admiration for my ability and the amazing way I have re invented myself. From carpenter to intellectual, and future life coach, NLP practitioner and public speaker as well as aspiring to spiritual mastery and being an inspirational being.
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In the three years since Mike read one of my poems and asked me to be in his writing group he mentioned how much he has seen me grow and change. He was quite impressed with my progress and quite inspired and moved by my adaptability and my transformation especially in my spiritual presence. He asked if I would be interested in a position or would consider being a volunteer in the peer to peer counseling group. The compliments and the offers made me feel good! I know I am on the path I am supposed to be on and where I am supposed to be at this moment in my journey. Good things are happening and better things are yet to come as I assist and give service to my fellow human beings with love from my heart.
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Did I re invent myself? I have had several comments on some of my blog posts that expressed the same sentiment. I have to say that I don’t know that that is the case; I am more inclined to say I have become more in line with who I am. The person I am and was meant to be as I came here in this physical form. Since my youth I have had the desire to express myself in an artistic way through poetry and visual art as well as verbally although in my younger years in a very direct and blunt way.

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I have always had the desire to be me yet the influences of the world had the effect that peer pressure has on an individual and through fear limited my true expression of self both intellectually and spiritually. How many 9 year olds read Emerson or Thoreau… How many boys enjoyed or had even heard of Emily Dickinson let alone understood the depth of her soul in her expression of thoughts poetically? (She was a loner and rarely left her room) I was the one that walked to the beat of a different drum and rather than be the odd ball I conformed to society and family pressures.
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As my former life crumbled and I spent more time in solitude I began to align with and find my inner being. To know and embrace my inner truth, the years of being a craftsman are a cherished gift yet as a young man my dreams were of a higher calling. I was a gifted and intelligent child with no means, from a family of little wealth and a formal education was beyond reach.

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I have found that over the years my inner self has been calling me to align and be who I am rather than continue living in fear and succumbing to the expectations of others. Family was one of those that I was trying to live up the expectations of has seen the same change as my friend Mike and now supports and embraces the change and transformation I am going through. They know that the trying times I have been through over the last seven years, has been a good thing even though from the outside perspective seems to have been otherwise. My 100,000 $ + a year job gone and left behind for an uncertain future, my countless hours of study and research as well as the many hours, days , months and years of solitude to find and know “who and what I am”. Have been harder for them at times than it has been for me, yet I am lining up with who I am and what I came to do.
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I am here to be a part of and add depth to the evolution of Consciousness and the greater mass conscious awareness of humanity. To help others align with their inner being and inspire them to become consciously aware of who they are and to express their individual and diverse perspectives and add to that mass consciousness.

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I admire and embrace the concept that we in our own time have an obligation to contribute to the evolution of humanity in a positive and meaningful way. It is in our reach to become a better human race than we were yesterday and even more so than we were 2000+ years ago in the time of Jesus of Nazareth, and even more so than 3000 years ago in the time of the Greek philosophers and 5000 years ago in the time of Buddha or the times of the beginnings of the Hindu societies and the Great Ganesh. We have all the history and wisdom of the ancients to draw upon and create a better humanity and paint a picture of such beauty and grace that the ancients would be proud of what we create with the loving wisdom they left us to work with.
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The first steps to doing so are to become consciously aware of who we are and align with our inner beings or higher selves and make those changes. It doesn’t require anything more than the desire and love of ourselves to do so and the willingness and effort to do so. For me it has taken seven years to unlearn what a lifetime taught me about living for the expectations of others and being afraid to be me.
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I wanted to express my thoughts at the request of a friend that asked me to write a post from my heart that was inspiring and would help her find her “backbone” I would like to say we all have the capacity to change that process starts within, while you are there first find who you really are and want to be then know you can do it and do it even if the rest of the world seems to not understand at some point they will step back and say… I am in awe and admire you for re inventing yourself.. You can smile and say no I just lined up with who I am and who I was meant to be.. I am finally becoming me! 

Thank you for being you and being the change positive our world so needs by sharing your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with

Namaste

Trust…


I have been learning to trust myself, not my ego self my inner self and in doing so learning to let go and in turn learning to trust my creator. Sounds kind of odd to say that in a way, my lack of trust in myself was a dis respect to my creator and to the beautiful human being I was created to be.

I have been observing as I learn and travel my journey how much of what I have been doing I have been doing on auto pilot so to speak or what is expected by society or family and friends. Do I really choose what I want or do I just conform? There are things I have brought upon myself by doubting and not trusting me and in turn not trusting my creator in doing so.

I am learning as I have been getting to know who I am to trust who and what I am, auto pilot has been my most chosen form of transportation on this journey. I have allowed the outside world to bounce me to and fro, rags to riches, riches to rags not good enough too good…. I met a friend on here a couple of years ago as I was really trying to understand and change my life in a positive way. He asked what did I really want, from life, in a relationship, to be happy. I was intrigued by the question and have thought much about it, I finally sat down and answered one of those questions. It took much thought more than one would think as there are so many options and directions to choose from. I suppose it takes knowing who I am and from there I could decide what I really want from life.

As I pondered I began to notice my thoughts were tainted with the outside influences and conditions I learned and embraced over the years. It has taken years to sift through all those influences and find my truths and will be a process that I will be doing till I am no longer here. Most of the outside influences have been those that say it isn’t possible to have that or be that. As I have found who I am, I know that anything is possible, In me is the energy and love that created me. That same energy created all that is, I am here and exist, nothing created has no purpose or it wouldn’t have been created. To not trust who I am and trust the outside influences has been the biggest lie I have embraced. Many years learning from the lie I embraced and in fact created by doing so  has taught me to trust in being me. I trust that I was created to be me, I trust the process of becoming and being me as I was created and exist for a reason.

Funny things happen when we choose to be who we are rather than who society and our friends and family think we should be or are. We feel alive!

I would like to share a link to a friends blog  http://relationshipreinvented.com/

The posts this month are about Trust and as I have been learning to trust myself I thought it might be of interest and even some help if you have questioned yourself about trusting yourself and others as you journey through life. I am learning and have great trust in the process of becoming and being me.

Thank you for sharing your time with me and allowing me to share a thought or two. I am grateful for your doing so as well as your support friendship and smiles. You are all a great gift to me as you share your thoughts and your hearts with a smile. Thank you for being the positive change our world deserves and needs making it a better place for all we share it with. :)  Your smiles and your love are changing our world and universe in a very beautiful and positive way, thank you for being you. :) :) Joe