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We Are Prisoners Of Our Own Making But We Can Change That!

“Growing up, my main idol was Harry Houdini, escape artist extraordinaire. He was a magician and an escape artist who died in 1926 but whose name is used nearly daily to describe incredible feats. His name became a verb in the dictionary. ‘To do a Houdini’.

What does he have to do with our thoughts? I have shared here how great thought leaders from ancient times through today have pointed out that our only limitations exist in our thinking and what we believe. If we think we can or we can’t, we are right.

Thinking makes it so. Whatever we focus on expands. If we are predominantly negative or don’t think we can, if we don’t believe we can make things happen and design a life to live on our own terms, then it is unlikely we will ever do so. Thoughts stop us if we let them.

A Breakthrough – When The Impossible Becomes Possible

Houdini made a name for himself by going around this and other countries offering to escape from their jail cells. He challenged the police to restrain him and constrain him in such a way that he could not get free. He offered cash rewards to those who could hold him.

He never had to pay. He escaped. He knew what he was doing and beyond that he was a master marketer and publicist. He knew how to get attention. In one jail, he was stripped naked as usual. Searched to make sure he had no keys or lock picks and then shackled.

The door is closed and locked. The jailers and press leave. Typically, within a certain amount of time Houdini would emerge dressed and free of the shackles having escaped the locked cell. Houdini is now inside a cell, his jailers gone and he is working on the cell lock.

The Mind That Perceives The Limitation Is The Limitation

He can’t pick it. He used hidden picks but today it was not working. An hour went by and he began to panic. He had never encountered a jail cell lock he couldn’t pick. He kept trying. His entire reputation was on the line. If he failed his career was over. He couldn’t pick it.

Another passed. He was covered in sweat. Afraid. Near exhaustion he collapsed against the jail cell door and it swung open. What? It swung open! The jailers, in all the commotion, had forgotten to lock the door. They simply shut it and left the room. No one realized.

Not even Houdini. Shocked, but relieved, he quickly dressed and exited the cell triumphant. Headlines in the paper praised his escape. Only Houdini knew the truth until he revealed it years later. He was a prisoner of his own mind. He thought the door was locked.

Life Becomes Limitless When You Become Fearless

That is the same with each of us. We are prisoners of our own limiting thoughts and beliefs. We have assumptions we grew up with that go unchallenged. We think we can’t or are not good enough. We must stop believing the limitations and instead challenge them.

Whenever you doubt you can do anything positive that would mean a good change for you and for others you should stop. Stop doubting you can and start doubting that you can’t. You should doubt your limitations. Stop believing them. Know you can and doubt you can’t.

Our beliefs and thoughts are old conditioning we adopted growing up. Perhaps, useful at one time or in a particular context, they need to be evaluated and challenged. Houdini learned to always check each door after that just in case someone left it open. He learned.

The Only Thing Limiting Us Is Our Belief There Are Limits

We can learn too. We can learn to go beyond limitations and stop being a prisoner of our own thinking. We can excel and move forward in positive ways when we give ourselves reasons to. Find your strengths and talents. You have so many. Begin appreciating yourself. Be grateful for who you are. Feel blessed. Realize you are incredibly resourceful. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Change Your Thoughts And You Can Change The World!

“You determine what your world will be. Your decisions and your thoughts influence your reality. It all depends on what you choose to make it.  You can soar to unbelievable heights, you can experience success and happiness beyond belief or you can settle for okay.

Or worse. You can live afraid, in fear, worry, doubt, lack and misery. The choice is yours. It is your choice and yours alone. Right now you are creating and sustaining the world you live in. You can continue to perpetuate it or change it. You’re where your thoughts brought you.

When you choose to manage your thoughts and feelings and create a positive mindset you become an unstoppable force. You take charge. You shape yourself and your destiny. You create your future by becoming a powerful, positive creative person of action.

With An Open Mind Accept That Anything Is Possible – Believe

You can create a happy, fulfilled romantic life, you can enjoy the love of your family and friends and improve all your relationships. You can create a fulfilling career. You can take charge of your physical health, your mental and spiritual well-being. All of it is possible!

You can do the things you want, travel to the places you have dreamed of and acquire the things and true riches of life. To change you must change from the inside out. You begin by changing yourself. You begin by learning what you are truly capable of.

You learn how powerful your thoughts are. You discover how powerful you are to make things happen. Most people, sadly, never know. They continue to live from worn out prior negative conditioning that keeps them trapped and weak. You don’t have to!

Your Thoughts And Your Words Create Your Experience

Exercise your mind power. When you do, you change your world. Your own brain begins to look for opportunities you otherwise might have missed. When you are no longer focused on lack and worries you begin to see and take advantage of what else is there. It’s true!

That puts your on a positive track!  You change your life for the better. You create and attract new people, events and circumstances into your life. You take advantage of new opportunities. You create your future and make your dreams come true. You alter the world.

You positively influence the people you come in contact with. You change your daily behaviors and begin to live life on your terms. BUT it starts within. From within to without. It begins with your decisions to become aware and no longer live from past conditioning.

Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can’t You Are Right

You recondition. You re-train your brain to be a positive, automatic, reliable, opportunity seeking force. You make your life the one you want to live instead of living less than gloriously. Fill your mind with positive thoughts. Affirm and declare daily. Visualize what you want.

Spend most of your time feeling good. Do those things I have shared with you in these blog pages. Create a daily ritual, a daily positive routine. Practice gratitude. Keep a list. Write it down. Journal your wins. Look for the good and new. Meditate. Allow, expect and anticipate wonderful experiences. You will change your life! Delight and celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Stop! Distractions And Judgements Cause You To Fail

“With so much unrest in current affairs it is easy to get caught up. It is downright seductive. It is a major distraction. How much time is lost, spent finding out about, watching, worrying and fearing the worst about our present day affairs?

It’s a  preoccupation beyond one’s personal issues.  We get caught up in national and global ones. I have to admit it is difficult not to watch the news sometimes. I even find myself, at times, picking sides and posting on FB my own displeasure with what occurs.

Then I stop, remember and realize I am getting caught up in less than glorious thinking and acting. I want to put a guard before my words and thoughts.  I want to think and speak only to bless, heal and prosper. I don’t need distractions I need to focus on good often.

Starve Your Distractions – Feed Your Focus – Take Action

I recall I wrote quite a blog on being willing to forgive those who do us harm and to forgive others and ourselves. I remember this, and then  I realize I need to make a shift. I need to move away from the less than glorious and discover more of the truly glorious.

It is time to give up the fascination with news and current issues. I don’t mean we have to turn a blind eye. I am not saying there aren’t serious issues that require addressing. I am saying focus on what I  want. Focus on what I want to create, not on the circus. Get it?

I have been labeling and judging people. Instead, I should send them positive energy, love and light, I should bless these people and wish them the best. I should project positivity into all my relationships and doings, private, public, national and global. I should walk it.

If You’re Not Moving Toward Your Purpose – Leave It Alone

Not just talk it. Live from the heart. Live connected to source. I should rise above the current reality and imagine the reality I want to create instead. Then I should take positive, inspired, action steps toward making that come to pass. I don’t build up by tearing down.

Speak only to bless, heal and prosper. Love and forgive. Suspend judgement. Bless your accusers. Bless the naysayers. Bless those who seek to do harm. Forgive. It isn’t about them. They will be who they are. It is about you. It is about me. It is about how we live.

It is about our character, our values. It is about living from higher self instead of getting caught in the morass. Drop pretense. Drop judgement. Drop feeling superior. Let go of the ego. Allow what is to be what is. Imagine everything happens for a reason. Allow, let go.

Be About Actions Not Distractions – What You Focus On Expands

Imagine it is all a divine cosmic play. Live in love. Live feeling blessed. Life is too short to worry and fear and hate. Love, live, laugh, learn and let go. Let go and let god. Go with the flow. Send positive energy to everyone. Seek to raise consciousness not dampen it.

Yes, it is tempting to get caught up and I sometimes do. When I fall down, get up, brush off and continue. Live loving life. Enjoy, delight, sing and dance. Life is short so make the most of it. Fill each moment with what you want to have more of and you will get more of it!

Create what you want. Focus on what you want, what you enjoy, what you love, and what you want more of. Let go of the rest. Have fun. Seek to uplift yourself and others.  Be grateful. Be filled with gratitude and a sense of being blessed. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Are You Able To Answer These Questions?

Ok, I admit it. I tricked you. Want to know how? I will be happy to share in a moment. First, did you write down your answers to the questions I posed the other day and today? This is the important part; to answer the questions honestly for yourself.

Whether or not you sent them to me, the point was for you to write them down. First, ask yourself and get clear about your answers. Think about it. Reflect, and honestly answer. It’s usually best to go with your first inclination. Second, write them down. It helps!

It helps because you take the time to write them, thereby continuing to think and clarify. It also helps you create what you want because you  now have taken action to declare them in your words and writing. The written answers become real, not just thoughts.

If You Don’t Write It Down You Have A Wish But Not A Goal

Journaling is an important part of manifesting. Writing down what you want to create and attract is a big step in making the reality you want come true. It is an important first step. Declare it to be so. Clearly, know what you want, declare it and put it in writing.

Blueprints are plans. Business plans are written. Written goals get realized faster than wishing and hoping.  So yes, I tricked you into writing things down. If you sent them in, you give me feedback how to better help meet your wants and needs and serve you.

I hope you did. I hope you will! If you haven’t here they are again!

Remember, I will confidentially address the responses I get in the blogs. I will not be personally answering each of the emails.

  1. What are your top 3 desires? What is it you want? What are you wanting to accomplish? Answer as clearly as possible. e.g. I want a new car. I want to learn to juggle. I want new job. etc.

2. What are your top 3 reasons why each of these is important to      you What will getting your desire do for you? What will you gain by attaining it?

3. What are your top 3 challenges or obstacles? If related to your top desires what is preventing you from having what you want?

4. What are the top 3 reasons why each of these obstacles prevents you? How does each limit you?

5. What do you love? What do you stand for?

6. What do you hate and stand against?

7. What do you feel you need to know, understand and apply in order to transform your challenges into opportunities?

8. What do you feel you need to know, understand and apply in order to transform you career, family life, relationships, life? Answer in each area or whichever is most important to you?

Answers by email to gratitudeactivator@gmail.com

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Stop Believing The Lies That Hold You Back From Having The Life You Want!

“I am going to say something you may think controversial. You may immediately disagree. I ask you to hold all judgement in abeyance until after I have presented my case. Then, do whatever you feel you must.  All thoughts and all beliefs are lies. They are falsehoods.

Not the intentional kind but they are falsehoods nonetheless. Our thoughts, our assumptions, our expectations, our beliefs frame what we notice, pay attention to, and operate from. They need not be accurate or true to be effective or have an affect.

At best they’re partial glimpses of the world we co-opted from others while growing up, some derived from experience. You can think or believe anything inaccurately, wrongly or stupidly. That’s why it’s critical to gain clarity on what you think and believe.

Today You Are Where Your Thoughts Have Brought You

It is critical to gain clarity on supportive versus non-supportive beliefs . Since all thought and beliefs are only a partial view of everything there is, it is critical we learn to choose supportive beliefs that help us create, and make happen, what we want in our lives.

It is imperative we choose the best, most positive, powerful beliefs that move us forward, assist us in overcoming obstacles and limitations, and motivate us to create the life we deserve to live. It is a choice. Of course, it isn’t if you don’t believe it to be. Decide!

If you believe you are hampered by thoughts, behaviors, others, the world, the economy and the weather then you have adopted a victim mentality that puts you at the effect of all else. Adopting the beliefs that you are at cause and able to triumph over all is a useful belief.

Tomorrow You Will Be Where Your Thoughts Take You

You may or may not triumph over all but better to try and fail, is it not, than to never try at all? Choose new, powerful, supportive beliefs that you can do whatever you put your mind to. You can learn to create abundance and live the life of your dreams. You can!

If you don’t declare this; if you don’t affirm this; if you don’t believe this, what is the alternative? How is that any better? You determine your reality by your mindset and it either empowers and supports you or disempowers you and is not supportive. It is your choice.

It is always your choice. The affirmations you recite now with passion and enthusiasm may not yet be accurate. Repeated long enough, often enough with enough intensity and they will become your new thought habits. They will replace the old negative ones.

You Cannot Escape The Power Of Your Thoughts

Condition your mind for success. Condition yourself for success. Enjoy more happiness, more prosperity, more love, more fun, more freedom by creating what you want. Imagine it and believe it. Keep at it until you bring it about it. It is all in your hands. Your mindset.

It is all between your ears, so to speak. Gain control over your thoughts and feelings and you gain control over your life. I’ll let you disagree with this if you wish. Create whatever reality you want. After all, it is your life. You decide how you want it to play out.

Do those things that support you in being who you want to be, doing what you want to do and having what you want to have. No one else can do this for you. Practice believing that which makes the future you desire, possible. Practice gratitude and celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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When You Understand This You More Easily Make Changes

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“Why is it we have difficulty changing? What prevents us from easily getting what we want? You need to know this. First awareness then right action produces change. Read on and you can transform you life. LOOK for the LINK BELOW after my blog. Check it out now!

I had been wrestling with a major respiratory ailment for a few weeks now. I say that only to put it in a historical perspective. It has been an incredible blessing and I have learned a lot going through it. I’ve learned so much about manifesting what we want more of.

In order to be healthy or wealthy or happy one needs to feel healthy or wealthy or happy first. From that feeling or state of being we more readily manifest what we desire. So during this time I emphasized how incredible I feel and how blessed I am. It works!

We Are What We Repeatedly Do Excellence Is A Habit Not An Act

What I want to share with you is something I have been pointing out for many, many years. How our habits dictate what we do, pay attention to, what we get and why we must replace these in order to make the changes we want to. Here’s an example from my life.

About a week ago the electrical socket in one of my bathrooms went bad. It throws the circuit breaker. No power in rooms. 3 of the bedrooms and a bathroom. Because of my condition I didn’t run out to replace it. There are no lights or electricity in any of the rooms.

Nearly, every time I go into one of the rooms, particularly the bathroom, I hit the light switch. I know it doesn’t work but I turn it on anyway. I have done this nearly every time I enter. Why do I do it when I know it doesn’t work? Habit! It is a habit. It is reliable.

Skill To Do Comes Of Doing 

My brain knows what to do because it has always done it. It will continue to until a new habit replaces it. If I never replace the socket eventually the light turning on behavior would extinguish. That would take as long and as many times as it takes. It is what it is.

Why is this example important? When it comes to making the changes you want, you have to hang in there long enough to override the old conditioning. You need to replace the old non-supportive habits with new supportive ones. Your brain doesn’t care.

Your brain doesn’t know the difference between a supportive habit and a non-supportive one any more than it knows the electricity is off in my bathroom. It does what it does. In order to change what it does we must change what we do. We must practice it and rehearse.

You Go Where Your Thoughts Take You 

We continue to perform new thoughts, feelings and behaviors until they become reliable new replacement habits. The good news is as we begin to change these habits the process of changing habits becomes easier. The more we do the more we can do.

As Emerson said, ‘do the thing and get the power’. I hope you learn and use this example from my life to transform yours. Manage your thoughts and feelings. Those who complain that The Secret doesn’t work are typically those who don’t try correctly for long enough.

It isn’t magic. It isn’t wishful thinking. It is dedication to replacing limiting thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviors that no longer serve us, but have prevented us from living as we want to. We can change anything we want but we must be committed to changing.

Take Control Of Your Habits Take Control Of Your Life

Find blessings in everything. Look each day for what you can feel thrilled about and grateful for. Make it a habit. You will radically transform your life for the better, and discover the improvements you seek when you live in appreciation and celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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Some Thoughts To Help You Find Your Way

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“Everyday fill your mind with positive and powerful thoughts. Read inspirational material to stay positive, inspired and motivated. You can accomplish your dreams and goals by maintaining the right mindset, right actions and persistence. You can have what you want.

Here are some more wonderful thoughts to keep in mind. Each day affirm your positive desires. Feel the affirmations, don’t just recite words. See yourself already having accomplished what you want. Assume the feelings of what it is like to have reached your goals.

‘The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.’ Alice Walker

‘If you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.’ Henry Ford

‘The mind is everything. What you think you become.’ Buddha

‘Your circumstances my not be congenial but they will not long remain so if you perceive an ideal and strive to reach it.’ James Allen

‘Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; what you can do or dream you can do, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it; only engage and then the mind grows heated; begin and then the work will be completed.’ Goethe

‘Your future begins with your next thought’. Bryant McGill

Enjoy your day. Stop and appreciate all the goodness around you. If you don’t immediately see it, look for it until you find it. It is always there. Be grateful for wherever you are on your journey. Help put a smile on someone else’s lips too. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Make today marvelous!

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