Eben Alexander, Author of The Proof of Heaven: Explains How the Brain Hinders Our Soul

Okay, this is the clip I’ve been looking for since Sunday. I was watching the Super Soul Marathon on OWN this Sunday about Dr. Eben Alexander, who wrote Proof of Heaven:  A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife. I had heard about his story once before, and was amazed, but today as Oprah says, “I had an aha moment”. He explained that the brain acts as a veil to cover up where we truly come from: Heaven.

We all have a mind (brain), body and soul (spirit).

Our body is the vessel that we use to function here on earth.

Our soul is who we are, and who we’d like to be.

But our mind, our mind is what keeps us bound to the this world.

Think about how many times you’ve talked yourself out of an amazing idea. For a second, you know your on to something…you swell up with excitement thinking of all the possibilities this idea could hold… then “BAM!!” your brain kicks in the door, slaps you with the “get real stick”, and you forget your last name…Happens to me all the time.

Your mind is what helps you apply the concepts of the world, but it shouldn’t control your soul. That’s how God communicates with us. If our mind is telling us not to do what God has intended for us, then we are not living, we’re merely existing. We are bound, and God’s plan is for us to be free.

We should use our brain as a tool, and be lead by our spirit. Say your child is a genius, would you let him make his own decisions? Would you let him lead as you follow? Children lack wisdom and life experiences. You would allow his brain to be his tool, while you guide him through life, just as God is trying to do for us.

When children are young there is no limit to their imagination. They believe they can do anything and everything. Not because they are children, but because they are not limited by their immature brain. Children are lead by their spirit, and because of that, they bring us joy. As they get older they become debilitated by their brain, and begin to narrow their imagination and thoughts.

Our mind is what keeps us from reaching our full potential. We begin to doubt ourselves while our box (life) becomes increasingly smaller. Before you know it we become victims of what we valued most…our mind.

Today step out of your box and enter Gods plan. Use your spirit as your guide, your body as your shelter, and your mind as a gadget.

 

 

 

 

 

The Definition of Respect is a Thing of the Past

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Respect has finally been laid rest, November 2, 2013, after its 20 year battle with the “New Generation”. Respect is survived by Entitlement, Greed, Lust, Laziness, and Intolerance. For anyone who didn’t get a chance to truly know, and value the lessons that Respect has taught the world, we will pray for you.

Until then here are a few tips that will get you by:

1.      Speak when spoken to. When an adult, boss, teacher or anyone in authority is speaking to you answer them verbally.

2.      When someone is speaking to you look them straight in their eyes. Don’t look down at your feet or up in the air.

3.      When you enter a house and someone other than you is there say “Hello”.

4.      When someone else is speaking, you don’t.

5.      Always say please and thank you. No one has to do anything for you so use those word to express you gratitude.

6.      Don’t cuss in public places.

7.      When you are responding to your parents, boss, teacher, or anyone who may be of authority answer by saying “yes or no”, not “yea, naw, or Iddono”.

8.      Don’t put your hands or fingers in front of anyone face, respect their personal space.

9.      Never spit on anyone.

10.   Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

I would like to thank Respect for teaching us all how to treat each other. I wish all the best for the ones who will never know its purpose.

 

 

The Path To Success: Persistence

The Path to Success

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Luke 11:5-10

And Jesus said to his disciples, “Suppose on of you should go to a friend’s house at midnight and say, ‘Friend, let me borrow three loaves of bread. 6 A friend of mine who is on a trip has just come to my house, and I don’t have any food for him!’ 7 And suppose your friend should answer from inside, ‘Don’t bother me! The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ 8 Well what then? I tell you that even if he will not get up and give you the bread because you are his friend, yet he will get up and give you everything you need because you are not ashamed to keep on asking. 9 And so I say to you: Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For those who ask will receive, and those who seek will find, and the door will be opened to anyone who knocks.

Persistence, constancy, endurance, and resolution are qualities that get: RESULTS. Jesus is telling his disciples not to take no for an answer. Think about this for a moment…These men were actually hanging out with Jesus on a daily basis. How close can you get to perfection? Why would Jesus think this was an important lesson for his squad? Jesus is telling them to be persistence, for a reason. Being that close to God didn’t give them a clear path to accomplishment, they had to put in work like anybody else. Why should any of us be an exception? When you want something, ask God for it…then go out get it. When someone tells you “no”, do be ashamed to regroup and come back again. If you are searching for something specifically out of life don’t stop until you find it. Keep knocking on the same door, and it will open. Jesus didn’t say if your neighbor won’t give you the bread, go knock on his neighbor’s door to see if he will.  Keep knocking on the same door until it opens and gives you everything you need: PERSISTENCE=Desired Results. Success is not a result of luck, it’s a result of people who don’t give up until they get exactly what they wanted. Don’t be ashamed of the path you take to get there, be ashamed of not trying at all.

https://www.empowernetwork.com/truestory3?id=Blessedlevette

 

 

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