Word of the Week

WORDS

 

What words do we use to describe words?

 

We can get information biblically from things such as “In the beginning was the word…” 

 

We could get more examples of the use of the word for co-creating with God from “Tongue a Creative Force.”  We can also learn about The Power of a Woman’s Words

 

Words to curse and words to love.   Be careful what we say as words become our program, our operating system  Remember that “Children are Wet Cement”.  

 

What language of Love do you speak?  There are five but only one requires words.  

 

Words spoken by the tongue, that uncontrollable beast that can get us into so much trouble.  Words are like arrows, once loosed they find their mark and cannot be taken back.

 

Words to the wise, and words of wisdom, words of joy and words of anger.  

 

You can dig the word, think the word is hip, groovy, funky, fresh and keen.  Cool, banging or just plane dope.  Whether bird is the word, or it stands by itself.  Word?  Words have great power.

 

Power to heal, By his stripes we are healed, or the power to condemn, you stupid loser!

 

Words can lift up, you are a great reader, or they can tear apart.  Take the paper and rip it in two pieces.

 

Words can describe, declare, dictate, and determine.  

 

Words can persuade, encourage, detract or impair.

 

Words can be soft and soothing, or harsh and clanking.

 

Words can rhyme in time to a line of music.  

 

Or flow with a rhythm all their own.

 

In Many forms of haiku verse

 

prose

 

stansa

 

The words flow.

 

Like a dreamy sliding current they float.

 

 

Do we discuss the spoken word or the written word?  Do we establish a definition of the subject we are going to use to discuss word.  

 

Guess we should begin with the Definition.  

word |wərd|

noun

a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed.

• a single distinct conceptual unit of language, comprising inflected and variant forms.

• (usu. words) something that someone says or writes; a remark or piece of information: his grandfather’s words had been meant kindly | a word of warning.

• speech as distinct from action: he conforms in word and deed to the values of a society that he rejects.

• [ with negative ] (a word) even the smallest amount of something spoken or written: don’t believe a word of it.

• (one’s word) a person’s account of the truth, esp. when it differs from that of another person: in court it would have been his word against mine.

• (one’s word) a promise or assurance: everything will be taken care of—you have my word.

• (words) the text or spoken part of a play, opera, or other performed piece; a script: he had to learn his words.

• (words) angry talk: her father would have had words with her about that.

• a message; news: I was afraid to leave Washington in case there was word from the office.

• a command, password, or motto: someone gave me the word to start playing.

• a basic unit of data in a computer, typically 16 or 32 bits long.

verb [ with obj. ]

choose and use particular words in order to say or write (something): he words his request in a particularly ironic way | (as adj., with submodifier worded) : a strongly worded letter of protest.

exclam. informal

used to express agreement: “That Jay is one dangerous character.” “Word.”

PHRASES

at a word as soon as requested: ready to leave again at a word.

be as good as one’s word do what one has promised to do.

break one’s word fail to do what one has promised.

have a word speak briefly to someone: I’ll just have a word with him.

in other words expressed in a different way; that is to say.

in so many words [ often with negative ] in the way mentioned: I haven’t told him in so many words, but he’d understand.

in a word briefly.

keep one’s word do what one has promised.

a man/woman of his/her word a person who keeps their promises.

( on/upon ) my word an exclamation of surprise or emphasis: my word, you were here quickly!

of few words taciturn: he’s a man of few words.

put something into words express something in speech or writing: he felt a vague disappointment which he couldn’t put into words.

put words into someone’s mouth falsely or inaccurately report what someone has said. • prompt or encourage someone to say something that they may not otherwise have said.

take someone at their word interpret a person’s words literally or exactly, esp. by believing them or doing as they suggest.

take the words out of someone’s mouth say what someone else was about to say.

take someone’s word ( for it )believe what someone says or writes without checking for oneself.

too —— for words informal extremely ——: going around by the road was too tedious for words.

waste words 1 talk in vain. 2 talk at length.

the Word ( of God ) 1 the Bible, or a part of it. 2 Jesus Christ (see Logos).

word for word in exactly the same or, when translated, exactly equivalent words.

word of honor a solemn promise: I’ll be good to you always, I give you my word of honor.

word of mouth spoken language; informal or unofficial discourse.

the word on the street informal a rumor or piece of information currently being circulated.

words fail me used to express one’s disbelief or dismay.

a word to the wise a hint or brief explanation given, that being all that is required.

PHRASAL VERBS

word up [ as imperative ] informal listen: word up, my brother, you got me high as a kite.

DERIVATIVES

wordage |ˈwərdij|noun,

wordless adjective,

wordlessly adverb,

wordlessness noun

ORIGIN Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch woord and German Wort, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin verbum ‘word.’

-word

comb. form

denoting a word that may be offensive or have a negative connotation, specified by the word’s first letter: the F-word.

 

WHOA!  That is a Lot of information about the four letter word!

 

How in the 21st century do we encourage our young to delve this deep into the meaning of the simple things we take for granted.  Think about the thousands of years of growth we as a species have accomplished.  

 

What about the power behind the choice of words?  Great communicators learn to pick descriptions that get the best effect.  Utilize words that make clear the meaning they are trying to convey.  Then there are the rest of us!

 

What about the words we speak about ourselves?  About others?  That bratty kid of mine, that lazy husband of mine, that worthless woman, those idiots in Washington!

 

Compare that sentence to this one, That princess of mine, that hard working husband of mine, that wonderful woman at home, and the competent leaders in Washington.

 

Over time, if repeated often enough a lie becomes the truth.  Your husband probably isn’t lazy, your kid probably isn’t bratty, your woman is a creation equal to you and is priceless not worthless.  No comment on the people currently in Washington.  Somewhere, not on TV is a competent man or woman of integrity trying to fight the word battle!

 

War of words?  Arguing.  Distrust.  Fight, hurt, pain, suffering, poverty, crime, violence, war.  That’s the basic process of all War.  Starts with a miscommunication of words, ideas, thoughts, beliefs, disconnected.  Escalates, we assume the worst of the other person, quickly we get mad, fists fly, then bombs.  The result of fights, wether on a global scale or those that go unresolved in your family.  People get hurt, it leads to poverty, single family homes, struggling, poverty leads to want, disbelief they can ever get it without stealing it, not knowing the value of work, and the power of words, a person turns to crime.  Crime breads more violence, control of crime, protection of business, leads to wars.  Until parties can come together and find common words, common beliefs and ideas.  We will never meet our greatest potential as a species.  The great team that God wants us to be!

 

I hope you take your words very seriously.  You build a barrier around your tongue to prevent destructive and harmful words from flowing out of you.  Your words have power!  They determine where you end up and what paths you go down, to the point that your words can change the world!

 

Join me, say words like world peace, end to poverty, ending wars, feeding, clothing sheltering the entire planet, justice reigns, clean water, and finally, how can I act to make these a reality today?

 

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Six Pack Sales Abs

How to get Six Pack Sales Abs

 

Selling is not manipulation.  It is not the slick backed guy with the cheesy smile and quick hustle.  It is an honorable position.  And ALL OF US are in the business of Sales.  All of us are in the business of self.

 

You sell yourself every day, to every person you meet.  Every person you meet, you are selling yourself and the image you are wanting to portray is you.  Your clothes, your mannerisms, how you deal with people in daily interactions.  Whether trying to get a date for New Years to bring in 2013, or a new job, or funding for your ministry, you are selling a product.  That product is YOU!

 

Being effective in sales will help you in any endeavor you have.  Now with Six Pack Sales Abs you can enhance your relationships and develop the  skills that will help you become more effective in whatever message you are trying to sell.

 

Six things

Relationships, Communication, Attitude, Discipline, Commitment, Courage.

 

Relationships.  Sales is more than anything else about building relationships.  Do you want one night stands, or a diamond ring and commitment?  How do you do that?  You find a way to build trust.  How do you do that?  Think about the qualities of the people you have the closest and deepest relationships with.  Ask yourself, what is it about them that I like?  You can probably say you know, like, and trust them.  Why?  When did you determine you knew them?  How did you know you trust them?  More than likely you have spent carefree, stress free, transaction free time.  Sale is no difference.  Don’t meet people expecting a sale.  Meet them without a transaction mindset, but a relationship mindset.

 

Communication.  Communication is like an old radio station, prior to electronic dials.  You have to tune to another person just right.  You have to find a harmony in the ebb and flow of communication.  This requires 3 things.  Question, Listen, Verify.  

 

Ask the other person, your prospective client, spouse, ministry sponsor, or child open ended questions.  This allows of them to share what they feel is relevant.  For example; instead of asking;  “would you like to improve your finances?”  Ask “How has your life been impacted by your finances?”  “Would you like to improve sales?” to “When was the last time you exceeded your sales quota?”  Open ended questions are Who What When Where How Why.  Stick to these questions to Survey Problems and Interpret Needs.  

 

Listening isn’t just with your ears either.  It is not what you do when you are looking at a cell phone screen or computer monitor and nodding your head while doing five other things.  It is a process that requires your whole body being present and accounted for.  How do you position yourself when talking?  Where do you place your hands?  What are your eyes doing?  When did you notice their body position?  How are they sitting in relation to how your feeling?  Leaning forward, looking into one another’s eyes.  Not slouching back in your chair with your arms over the chair in a bored expression.

 

Verify;  So what you are saying is I should ask a question and actively listen to the response the other party has given, and then confirm that I heard what was said?  Yes, that is correct.  That’s your verify example enjoy it 😉

 

Once all these things have taken place, you have reached the point of communication

 

Attitude.  Have a positive and enthusiastic one.  Listen to music, talks, self promotional commercials and anything else it takes to maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude toward whatever it is you are undertaking.  One of the most overlooked statements in the world is one that encourages people to change their thinking.  Anyone who says mental attitude, belief, optimism, aren’t important isn’t accomplishing everything they are capable of.  If you aren’t moving mountains, then you are lacking in faith.  Hard as that is to hear, both science and religion have proven that with faith anything is possible.

 

Discipline  You can’t get six pack abs, or sick pack sales abs without it.  Six pack abs take discipline.  You can’t eat twinkies but you can outstretch your pants with food.  Waste lines are built in the kitchen.  While what goes into you isn’t near as important as what comes out of you, it can impact your physical body.  Situps, crunches and intentional eating habits gets you six pack abs.  Seeing clients netWORKING, 15 plans a month!  Playing the numbers, seeing the people, getting face time, working the crowd, pressing the flesh, putting in your dues.  All of this is necessary to see results.  Discipline to get out and say hi to new people.

 

Commitment.  Mean what you say, and say what you mean.  If you can’t trust yourself, you can’t build relationships that are built on trust.  If you set your alarm for 6:00 and don’t get up at 6:00 then how can other people expect to trust you?  You know you can’t trust yourself to even get up when you say you will.  When you say something mean it, and do what you said you would do.  Whether it is making 10 cold calls a day, or attending every networking event in a year, do what you know you need to do and have determined is going to get you the results you want.

 

Courage  Take the step and don’t be afraid of NO.  Getting out there and working toward a six pack sales ab is scary.  No-one likes hearing NO.  Just remember that most professional sports stars miss a lot more than they hit.  Whether it is in batting, or scoring touchdowns, or getting a yes to a date, you are going to miss more than you hit.  When you hit celebrate.  Going out there and facing the no’s takes courage.  So be courageous and do the right things.  With a positive enthusiastic attitude, discipline, commitment, you can communicate and build relationships that last a lifetime.

 

 

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What Struggle?

Dr. Seuss Wooden Nickel

Dr. Seuss Wooden Nickel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t lose this moment of Inspiration!

Grab hold of it and ride it till it takes you where you want to go.  In the Beginning Vital Behaviors  Chris Brady says “don’t lose those moments of inspiration”  As a best selling author it is probably and highly so, that he does that when writing.  Though not having read his Italy book you might not be able to piece out his writing vs Orrins’, in say for example Launching a Leadership Revolution.

Sittin here working on a puzzle program you can download onto your Mac through the app store.  It’s fun, and some of the puzzles are pretty challenging.  Meloncholy people would love it, thinking some old thinks.  Need to research about Dr. Seuss and his biography.  Thinking about how to start going go-getter.  What life will be like when being mentored by the #6 Leadership Guru in the world.  Questioning whether doing puzzles was a good use of my time.  There hasn’t been enough work to need any restoration.  Beat all the levels in some silly RC car game I downloaded for little man.  Beat all the physics levels in Stripes, another app I downloaded.  So why aren’t I working harder?  Usually if I get into something I just do it till I win and then move on to something else?  Beating video games in a day, reading books in a day now, always moving on to something else.  So I need to do that with the business.

What are the three levels of motivation?  What is yours”  Chris asks us in vital behaviors.

Why am I looking for recognition?  Conrad wonders  According to the Five Love Languages it is because words of affirmation is my primary love language.  In a performance industry though, the only way to get rewarded and recognition is results, not effort.  Though go getter gets some nice recognition.  I’ve been able to do it when I wanted to!  Done it several times, went double go getter my first month for crying out loud!  But I didn’t get any results.  Got a lot of yes’ they just changed their mind before the ink was even wet.  Why is that keeping me back now?  Elephant doesn’t think the reward was worth the effort I guess.  Keep doing go-getter, inconsistently, but anyway, I finally got to what was sparking my original motivation to write.  Why do I use my Team Talk so much?  Realized it replaced my camera in some ways.  I’m a performance artist, its’ like a stage to let my elephant run.  Camera and youtube did it before, then switched to Team Talk.  Always get some kind of recognition that way.  Feeding the ego.  All that goes through my mind now is Orrin saying “Peter Drucker says, Every leader must confront his own ego, were in a battle, battle is the easiest part, preparing for battle that’s the tough part.”  Good sign my elephant is getting reprogramed.  Movies and music don’t come to mind as much as CD‘s and book quotes!

If we replaces I in writing will it appear as though we’ve lost our minds?  (Character questioning is going to be named Chris now)

Theres a lot of great Peter Drucker quotes, but we haven’t found the one we want yet.  Feels very borglike to begin thinking in the plural sense, but it makes total sense when there are numerous of you in multiple dimensions of reality at any given moment to think in terms of the we.  We like the “if you want to predict your future create it” quote by Peter Drucker we found.  Will be adding his book to my list of good reads .  So the top 50 books.  How long would it really take to read 50 books?  Read them or study them to learn?  2 months maybe to read them once well.  Lifetime to study them.  This is a LIFE journey, you are getting paid for living the life you always wanted!  Reading books, going out and meeting new people, doing various things to keep life interesting.  How amazing!  (who gives the answers? who is this character?  Platonic socratic type conversation here, or JOB and his friends, who asks, who answers?)

Several years ago we set out on a journey, to be the first to write a success novel.  So what is this character, this Conrad Von Supertramp going to experience as a struggle?  Many mental obstacles along the way.  There is the obstacle of achieving growth fast enough to try and outpace the Devil and the numerous things destroying the world.  Things have shifted.  We’re moving in a positive direction, flowing into a better reality for our future.  Imagine the world when it is lead by those who earn the highest communities.  When the policy council acts in a capacity similar to the United Nations.  Just to get to 1 million people it is going to take 1000 PC’s, well or like 10 Orrin Woodwards’, considering he is like a 6 times PC.  Start cloning him and Chris Brady.  That’s what really is so cool is they are doing that, sorta.  Cloning through recommendations, mentoring, the TEAM system, and providing a means of killing the money thing.  Cloning people like Tim Marks, The VikingBill Lewis, Claude Hamilton, Larry VanBuskirk, Dan Hawkins, George Guzzardo and the rest of the people all the way down to my immediate upline.  Gotta mention their blogs, much more professional than mine!

“Ok struggle, there is the dream the struggle and the victory.  To where we are at this moment has been some mental struggles.  Some of which continue.  Wondering what can be done to get my motor running faster, and harder.  Life is to be enjoyed but gotta earn freedom.”  One things(

“Just because you worked hard and have heart disease, or some other physical limitation doesn’t mean you get to be lazier than healthy people.  In fact it is probably the opposite, you have to work harder!  Don’t worry that it makes healthy people feel worse about themselves when “sick” people do more than they do.  Just do it in reverence for the Lord!”  comes the reply

“It is own arrogance not own ego.   The Peter Drucker quote Orrin says in Feed the Elephant is “Every leader must confront his own arrogance.”  Sorry, was realizing how arrogant we can be sometimes when we survive, and overcome challenges.  Lord its’ hard to be humble when we are blessed in every way.  Yes we do have grand stories and struggles but SO DOES EVERYONE!  we must remember it isn’t about us, it’s about them!  The people we talk to the people we interact with.  Their story of success!  Now theres an idea.  Could write the story of success of people on the TEAM.  Instead of writing it for people who we wanted to help, we could write it for people who are a part of our uplink, or extended Team.  A gift, a use of our talents?”

That might be a great way to get into Mr Schien with Innoventor and other companies, mention we have a blog and are interviewing people to write the story of their success.  We are being followed by Claude Hamilton after all, he says in a puffed up kindof way.  Oh there’s that arrogance thing again.  Where is the line between arrogance and confidence?

https://www.facebook.com/theresa.mainkyzer/posts/4430914332472?notif_t=close_friend_activity  “How can one week go by so quickly and the other go by so slowly?”  Theresa Main-Kyzer  Conrad says, the difference between living ones passions and not.  We have evidence of that this week.  Last week was great, in the zone, doing business launches, house plans boom boom we’re driving depth, getting yes’ got follow throughs booked, next weeks looking good, then follow through cancel, no show, talk the other person who just got them in, out of the business they said yes for and signed up for and were to bring a card in, then boom nope again slip, fall crash back down the mountain.  Man, thought Orrin said at the summer major no more avalanches.  This last week felt kinda like one.  Lady is still not wanting to dance, despite Terri Brady’s advice.  Conrad Sighs heavily.

So, going forward, we are writing the story of our success, including movies, around the process of Life, the business, the everything, the LIFE.  My arrogance comes from knowing all things are possible with God.  Including humility and the ability to ask more questions of others.  Where did it go?  We had the attitude right prior to finding the Team, were doing more of the right things in some ways then?  What we were doing together was creating the very habits that are taught.  Remember we once were thinking that all any person who is successful does, and all it would take to write our own success book, would be becoming successful.  Little did we realize back then that success writer weren’t just writing books on success, they were apply ing the very techniques we applied.

The world post shift, where thoughts can and shall be shared almost instantaneously.  Guess that means, especially in light of political commentary like what Todd Akin recently said about legitimate vs illegitimate rape, that we should be extra diligent in determining why we think what we think.  Oh the thinks we can thunk with our thinkers of stuff.  Thinking of the future and all the great stuff.  Thinking of what it will take to go out, meet the right people for go getter about, then go on to power playing so then, we can shake Mr Woodwards hand, thank him for LIfe for the completion of a thought, of how could we get paid to do what we want.  To be the greatest that ever we could be, to be a big can in the free University.  Getting paid for just living, a great place to be.  Right now our living is costing more than we earn, our community hasn’t yet joined,.  Though friends we do have and shared our opportunity, 120 folks over the past year you see.  360 or so gets us free, so only 240 more for we.  Love to share this great plan and then should be free.  120 and only grown 3?  sad yes it is sad to see, but our story of struggle will be worth it you’ll see.  Later in this book of our LIfe, we’ll see the feeling joy and not strife.  For in the end in heaven we go, if we can keep our faith strong and so, forward each day we will march toward a dream.  Land, and the pizza, and geodesic everything.  Infiinite triangles oh the memories.  Wish you could see all the things that we see.  memories of Arkansas we’re losing our mind!  Crazy big thinks hap pe ning all the time.  Little man just born, oh it’s been such a short time.  Just three and one half years of yesterday time.  Tomorrows oh the tomorrows lets pray we have lots.  For dreams are a plenty and all of those wants.  Like cruises and dirt bikes, and traveling a lots.  Sorry, got to quit reading so much Dr. Seuss.  Wondering if that fits into the Thomas Jefferson Education or not?

Struggle?  Never really is that hard in the end.  All the surgeries, all the heart pain, all the nights praying for death, God truly has healed me and answered my prayers.  Not the ones for death, the ones for life, and being healthy.  Looking backward there were plenty of times that praying for life, and to survive, and to be healthy.  We’re probably about as healthy and have as much to look forward to as any other human being on this planet.  Look at obesity, diabetes, cancer, everything else and we born with childhood disease somehow thinking we are special.  341/3 years after we were told that we wouldn’t live to see 14 my family left not knowing what to do.  We brought a child into the world 30 years 11months and 6 days later.  Sorry kid with cancer, sorry kid with cystic fybrosis, sorry kid with ADHD, sorry but your not that special.  Kids that aren’t born with some kind of illness are pretty likely to be obese and unfit for physical competition with those born with no legs, or born with autism.  Where do we compete?  Quality of life vs quantity of life.  Imagination and creativity of the mind, rather than the body.  We don’t need more athletes, we need great thinkers of think.  What struggle?  What struggle is there in life other than the ones we create in our minds?  Has there been physical discomfort a time or two in our lives?  Sure, needles, knives, pokes and prods, and scared moments that’s not what gets remembered.  It isn’t that much worse than the physical discomforts many experience even the healthy,  especially if you’ve ever been outside for any amount of time.  Sunburns have hurt worse, and lasted longer than it has taken to heal up from invasive medical procedures.  We livers of life have  ridden in the rain, we’ve ridden in the cold, we’ve ridden in hail, and when the wind has blown.  We’re bikers we’re tough, and we’ll ride through it all.  Overcome all the elements of this world just for yawl  Poetry baby.  How to put my pieces together?  Puzzles right now make me think of the opening to our Mental Fitness Challenge, how it helps put the pieces together.  Our scoreboard has to have quality measured somehow.  One can’t read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and not consider quality.  One can’t set out on their own version of a phadreatic journey.  HOLY COW WHAT IF ALL THIS IS JUST A HALUCINATION AND I”M REALLY IN A PHSYCE WARD RIGHT NOW?  Like that lady in How to Win Friends and Influence People, how people will literally drive themselves insane to get appreciation and recognition in life, the lady had not achieved the success she really wanted in marriage and with having kids, so in the psyche ward every night she has another baby, and is married to some Duke or something.  What if really I’m just traveling through time in my brain as I type, piecing the clues together as to my reality?  Stephen King just gives us so much potential as authors and creators after writing himself into The Dark Tower series.  Brilliance.  Now to just become as good of an author as him and creating characters you love?  is that the struggle?  You want to be an author and the struggle is, you need to type something every day.  Boo hoo hoo I don’t have any hands.  They have recording devices, tell the story that way.  You want to own a super nice car?  Go earn the moony and pay cash for it, but decide where the car ranks in importance to your house etc.  We’ve all seen houses that cost less than the cars in the driveways, problem is most of those were bought on credit.  It’s fine to purchase on credit, just intend to pay.  Are we hypocrites if we say that and were able to use our poor physical health to get money from those with poor mental health?  Oops was that offensive?  Sorry, is it arrogant to feel good that the leaders of this business are doing the things we worked on prior to 11/11/11?  Oh yeah!  Someday the results will be worth it?  Already are.  My little man, leading a group of 10 year olds in battle at 2 years old!  WORTH IT!  Quality of life.

Being able to use an unfair advantage of physical or genetic anomaly, to get healthy people to work for tax dollars to pay off some of those debts.  Not worth it.  We play the hands we were dealt.  It’s funny because “we look so healthy.”  What’s funny is how unhealthy so many healthy people look.  Guess maybe those born with genetic anomalies shouldn’t appear normal, we should all have to be  sickly and green around the gills, walking around like we have the flu every day or something.  How’s that for offensive?  You look healthy, YOU LOOK FAT!  Now we almost all have a special interest group working on our behalves in washington, working on helping us get our special deals.  Disabled, what a joke, the standards are all messed up.  Lose use of limbs or even lose a limb and suddenly your disabled?  Nope sorry should be no such designation.  How do we allow for maximum potential out of people who truly have physical discomforts working and fitting their life into the square boring pegs of todays working society, especially those in the E quadrant and S quadrant, according to Mr Kiosaki.  His unfair advantage is financial wisdom.  Mine is a physical defect?

Defect, there was only ONE perfect man and we crucified him, so why would we EVER want to come here perfect.  God knew the hair on every persons head before they came, so who would ever choose that path for life again?  That’d be funny, Jesus comes back for the 2nd coming as a person we all see as imperfect.  Maybe has cerebral palsy or autism, or ADHD.  Maybe he’ll have restless leg syndrome too.  If Darwin is who we are taught to believe then we’re all mutants, every one of us, and there is no difference between a defective heart and a defective thyroid gland.  It is just a genetic anomaly.

Not all of us are born with the ability to compete in athletic endeavors or work labor jobs. (Who is this voice?)

We’ve not seen many examples of multi sport champions.  We couldn’t all compete in the special olympics either is that unfair to those who can’t?  Where would a cardiac patent go to achieve physical competition?  Doesn’t mean it isn’ possible, just not aware of any national media attention getting activities for cystic fibrosis triathlons, or athletes with club foot, though we have athletes in wheelchairs, and athletes with prosthetics competing.  There are those who’ve had heart attacks, but were born with a congenitally superior heart, or a statistically average heart.  So what your gay, so what you have a genetic anomaly, if it is something we are born with, then really there is no average, or basis for a “healthy normal human.”  So why is everyone whining so much and struggling so hard?  Life is easy!  We ain’t got not blues around here, life is easy, let me take some time to make it clear.  If your breathing then your living, and living ain’t so bad.  Only thing that makes it so, is the thinking that we ha ave.  You could be starving or be bleeding, or have just stubbed your toe, but if your alive your just in pain, it doesn’t really even mean it’s so.  That condition that your liven, well it is just a reflection.  Of your mental condition, nothing else is reflection.  Life is easy, even if it is hot outside, life is easy, what you have are fear, worry and doubt.  In the time of 2012, there is abundant wealth and opportunity.  People around the world, are in need of something, people around the world, are capable of giving it to them.  Life is easy to say, let someone else do that.   Life is easy to say thats tragic buy not my concern.  I’ll go work over here just to pay for a place to stay, then worry about how much I can give away.  Life is easy it can even be a musical.  What your reading we’re singing, you don’t know the tune, life is easy, can you sing me your life tune?

Did you know that aboriginal tribes in australia create stories of their life in song, and those songs tell them important places, events, geography etc.  Think I saw it in a movie once, maybe read it too.  My song of life would be jacked up.  Intersecting country, rap, blues, rock, pop, be bop and a doo wop.  What’d yours sound like?  Would you only sing about the bad days?  The cloudy rainy days?  All my motorcycle riding brothers and sisters would you only remember the rides where the weather wasn’t perfect?  Quality vs quantity and how to score it in the game of life?  Struggle, put the pieces of life together to understand the why.  You can ask why me, or why not?  LIfe is truly pretty easy.  Perhaps a frontal lobotomy?  Still think it’d be a blast to hang out in a nut farm for a while, like One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.  Living Intentionally for Excellence, we have to ask what defines quality of finances, the amount of it collected or the usage of the amount spent?  What you did with as little as possible, or what you did for others with the most possible?  Faith how much or the quality?  Family? Frinds? Fitness? Fun? Freedom?  If you were only truly free for 1 day, just 1 day what would that day be like compared to a lifetime of assumed freedoms?

Who are we?

Everything in bold is available through the LIFE membership.  Start your library today!  Go to Products plus there are available a myriad of other great sources of information to begin and excel your quality of life experience.  Superb audios, fantastic books.  Something every student in the University of Freedom should explore.  Things in parenthesis are thoughts upon initial review, remember this is a life book writing.

Students of life, that is what we are.  Students of life, who like doing things rather uniquely.  We hope you’ve enjoyed our little foray into the mind please come back again soon when we finish our thoughts.

 Safely back i…

Safely back in LR from DFW and watching a commercial. First political TV add I’ve seen in a LONG time. I don’t miss my TV. I’m watching our two political parties, set the stage for a class war. One side picks a campaign hotbutton. The 1%, the greedy evil rich white guy against the 99%. Prior to the commercial I saw the tail end of Devils Advocate, where Al Pacino “sets the stage for whats co…min” He paints a tail, pre-milinium that he’s getting ready for the big fight. “Has more lawyers in law school than were walking the street at the time.” “Going to have aquital after aquital after aquital until it stinks to high heaven” Right now freedom, GA 5:01 “Freedom is what you have Christ has set you free” is under attack. Our very health is now being taxed. Communism vs capatalism, occupy vs tea party Ron Paul supporters thrown asunder. WE THE PEOPLE Going Under! Where are the Thomas Jeffersons, the Ben Franklins, the Johnathan Edwards, the GEORGE STINKIN WASHINGTONS? Sitting on couches watching TV. Or sitting here on facebook typing opinions and thoughts like me. Rather than studying law, science, freedom, liberty, the classics that taught our founders. We all to often sit on our buts & ors’ while our country flounders.
 
I know what I’m going to do, I’m going to help everyone access real truth, get to the heart of the matter, and give this country a re-birth.  See it’s WE THE PEOPLE NOT Those Politicians, who control things here, and that is all that matters.
 
We can train ourselves up, start any solution, take the burdens back, theres your economic solution.  If we all have our own business, and we can all read, lets start us a tribe, are you ready to lead? 
If you own your own business, then you are completely free, to go out and earn unlimited money.  Read Freedom Shift, if you think I’m just being funny.
 
Though the money we use, is as fake and a phony, come listen let Larry Vanbuskirk teach you about money.  My intention is not, to say I’m some kind of saint, a hard working earner I haven’t been man.  I’m a once in a while go getter, living off of the state, in a place called disability, and brother I hate, to be such a hypocrite and fake, but if the systems not for me then how could it be for you?  When I go out and earn my way off of it life will be so great, I can look you in the eye and ask I did it why wait?  Come join me lets depart this broken down state, who buys us with tax dollars they demand and just take. 
 
Though in the legal documents, that founded the tax code, in the beginnning is a message, its voluntary, that’s what we were sold.  Then slowly over time, they just kinda left that out, prosecuted Al Capone, and a whole bunch of others. 
 
Our Founders threw up in their mouths a little bit, Lincoln still sits there pondering it. How did we lose it, oh where does it go, if no one will read law books like I did so long ago.  They were mostly poor kids, reading by candle light.  Giving up meals and much else, to read late into the night.  TO study themselves, their essence to capture.  That’s what facebook will become, it’s what I’m after.  To live as the men who made this country great, so when I die I can be sure of my fate, when I meet my Savior I’ll bow before him, he’ll tell me well done as he lifts up my chin.
 
I’ll take up my armor and battle stations will form, and we’ll come back down here in a spiritual form, and me and my Army, my Army of Light, will bring it to those who don’t just dream at night.
 
Before I go, there’s some things I’ll complete, like giving my all till my all is complete.  To use all these tools of the information age, to secure my legacy for the coming age.  
 
Once I had a vision, a tale I wanted to tell.  Of Lady Buttercat 13 generations from now, to paint an eloquent picture of how things could look then.  A positive alternative to my next of kin.
 
I don’t believe in class warfare, or hating others for success, or when those with money act scandolous.  Good people with money they choose to do good.  Don’t judge the money that will do you no good.  In fact do not even, judge the other man, just whether or not he promotes our freedom.  Your only duty as judgers of others, is to first look at yourself, no not even your mothers.  
 
Look into your heart, and judge yourself best, or get out of the boat with the rest.  Our Land was founded so long ago, doing the very best things the people of those times did know.  They got in a boat, and they left for far lands, didn’t sit around waiting to be saved by aliens.  They packed up what they could and set sail into space, across a vast ocean to an unknown new place.
 
There was plenty for all, a land of abundance, and those that grew wealthy did a lot of the work for us.  There were many types of struggles, and many types of wins, that is what led us to these times that we’re in.
 
The history we look at, only so we don’t repeat.  Let us continue evolving ourselves into a concious loving elite.  Train ourselves up so we can become man, what’s the matter I though you were an A Mer I CAN.  If you said this word like a Jeff Foxworthy joke, it might be repronounced I’m there I can, when you grow up in the HEART Land, you can see all the sides, and you can pump out what’s great.  Why wait for California, New York or Washington DC to determine our  fate?  If your reading this and thinking I’m right there with you man, then you better just remember, you are an AMERICAN!  We can and we will, if we stop blaming our fate, on whether or not our Uncle Sam, should be from whome sustennance we take.  Should a King or a Queen, be able to make, you pay a fart tax for the beef and milk that you make, or pay for your health with a mandated tax, or make you borrow from him for the educations you lack?
 
When is the time, whose responsibility will you make it?  Is it somebody elses or will you come take it?
 
The Tribes are now forming, through the business of LIFE, a community endeavor to secure freedom forever.  If you would like to learn more please visit this sight, and make up your mind if you’ll join in our fight.  Be a customer, or member, and join up with me, as we build space choppers, and start the Galactic Federacy.  That is my dream for a better tomorrow, where people endeavor to fly like Apollo.  Go to the moon, or visit faraway places.  Create a cruise ship in space, raise up free people, one race.  No black skin or white skin, or fat or thin, because after all that is nothing but skin.  No he’s rich and I’m not, I do not like him.  Remember judgment of others is always a sin.
Go to www.the-team.biz/39922974 and start LETS BEGIN!  To take back our country and show we are AMERICAN.
 
 

Sustainability; Character or Selfishness.

Character;

It’s a wonderful feeling being financially free enough to not have to go to work on a Monday morning.  Especially with the attitude of “I hate Mondays” being the predominant start of most peoples week.  I don’t miss that, though all I have to do is log onto Facebook to find a plethora of I hate Monday slogans.

Of course it’s easy for me to sit here, in beautiful Costa Rica enjoying the birds, and sunshine and discuss how great Life is.  What I don’t get is that it could be easy for a lot of people to do the same.  No it wouldn’t be easy for many to receive income the way I do, through disability, I don’t think many want to go through three open heart surgeries to get where I am, but they could save their money.  Or start their own business.

What about starting my own business though?  I’m in this crux of a situation.  I could stay here in Costa Rica, live in the mountains on an organic farm and never worry about money again.  Or take full advantage of LIFE the business, and what it is offering and re-earn my freedom to come back to Costa Rica, truly free.

See I’m not really free, I have to wonder whether or not other people are going to make decisions that will ensure my income keeps coming in.  I saw in the news recently that the expectation is disability will be bankrupt by 2016.  That’s only 4 more years!  One presidential cycle.

Not only should I be concerned with the financial health of my “retirement” there is a little something called Character, that keeps chomping to mind and telling me I can do something else.  I can go out and run my own business, and successfully get myself off of disability and be a solution, rather than a problem.  Sure everyone tells me that “disability is there for people like you to take care of you” really I just want the ability to take care of myself to be self-sustainable.  Not only that, but knowing there is a business I could operate that fits my passions, aligns with my purpose, and would allow me to utilize my God given talents, if I didn’t go do it, wouldn’t I be just like all the people we complain about who abuse the system?  The ones who sit on disability knowing they could really work.  I can really do this business, I just need 1 to go do the work, and 2 learn how to be a better person.

That’s the challenge right there.  Becoming a better person, a person with a higher level of Character.  Now I am a character, for sure, I’m Conrad Von Supertramp, but that’s not quite what we’re talking about.

This week, during the Mental Fitness Challenge, we are working on Character.  Resolving to choose character of reputation any time the two conflict.

“The greatest crisis in America is a crisis of leadership and the greatest crisis of leadership is a crisis of character.”  Howard Hendricks.

In his book Resolved 13 Resolutions for Life, best selling author and #6 Leadership guru Orrin Woodward describes character this way.  “Character moves beyond integrity, requiring courage to fulfill its high calling.  Integrity is not doing wrong, while character is doing what’s right.  He then uses an example of a boy being bullied, another kid doesn’t bully, which means he has integrity, but he doesn’t stop the bullying either.  Which is lack of character.  So knowing that not only I but all “disabled” people could operate this business called “LIFE” but not doing it would maybe mean I have integrity, but not Character, because I wouldn’t be acting courageously enough to get out there and overcome my fears.

I will admit, living in chronic pain, and living a life that doesn’t reflect with the average 30 year old male makes relatability challenging sometimes.

“Hey Conrad me and the guys are gonna go play basketball tonight, wanna come?”  Robert asks.

Now comes the part Conrad hates the most.  “I can’t”  Not that he doesn’t want to, but that physically isn’t able to keep up enough.  The admission of that, hurts, the pain of not being able to do something stinks to admit it.  Whether your just out of shape, or physically unable, having to say No I can’t to something stinks.  I’m a can I can do!  So how does one overcome this?  How does this fit in with character?  Overcoming this attitude is where my fear lies.

In order to be a leader, character is a must!  In order to be successful in any business one must have the ability to lead others.  Can a person like me, un-relatable as I am find success in their own business?  It isn’t so much a challenge of the doing of an activity, it is a matter of tolerating “healthy” people who aren’t willing to put forth what is seen as an equal effort.

My character says I should do more, try harder, push longer, but my health says, whoa partner, slow down, take it easy, rest for a while.  Enjoy life and the blessings that come with it.  Find joy in the simple act of being alive.  By doing so sustain my own life, power, food, water etc.

Am I a hypocrite?  Am I a fake?  Do I really want to serve others?  It would be great to be allowed the opportunity to encourage healthy people to do more.  To encourage sick people to do more.  Would it be easy though?  NO that  I know for sure.  Somewhere in there I have to learn to put others first.  To become relatable.  To overcome the dents in my character.

John Wooden says, Never Lie, Never Cheat, Never Steal.  Three great concepts but unfortunately many people don’t actually follow them.  I’ve unfortunately done all three of those things in my life.  Do I really believe that I have the resolve to improve myself enough that others would be willing to allow me to serve them?

If I don’t build my own business am I lying about being disabled?  If I’m lying about that wouldn’t I be cheating the system?  If I’m cheating the system wouldn’t I be stealing from others efforts?

Balance of Sustainability

Balance of Sustainability (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, stay in Costa Rica, serve a small community, build a sustainable community, grow my own food, healthy living etc. while America falls into an abyss.  Or sacrifice the pleasure and joy of living on a mountain, near the ocean in a tropical environment to return to America for the express purpose of finding people willing to allow me to provide a service to them.  Sustainable community is where my dreams led me, but there seems to be more that could be done.

“It is not that one ought not to do just what one pleases; it is simply that one cannot do other than what each of us has to do, has to be. The only way out is to refuse to do what has to be done, but this does not set us free to do something else just because it pleases us. In this matter we only possess a negative freedom of will, a noluntas. We can quite well turn away from our true destiny, but only to fall a prisoner in the deeper dungeons of our destiny. … Theoretic truths not only are disputable, but their whole meaning and force lie in their being disputed, they spring from discussion. They live as long as they are discussed, and they are made exclusively for discussion. But destiny — what from a vital point of view one has to be or has not to be — is not discussed, it is either accepted or rejected. If we accept it, we are genuine; if not, we are the negation, the falsification of ourselves. Destiny does not consist in what we feel we should like to do; rather is it recognised in its clear features in the consciousness that we must do what we do not feel like doing.”  Jose Ortega y Gasset

I can promise you I don’t feel like moving back to US.  I don’t feel like putting myself out there to the world to accept or reject.  So to live with character would mean to do just that?  To fulfill a purpose greater than what I really want.  I just want simplicity, ease of living in a comfortable place.  However; in that simplicity sustainability is my goal/dream.  To be self sufficient.  Is that enough?  Is learning and applying the knowledge of self sustaining life enough of a challenge, for not only myself but others enough to live up to the character of a person who is living their destiny rather than negating it?

Jose Ortega y Gasset also said “Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.”

What is my duty?  To God, self, family and world.  It is challenging to put duty to country in an age when my country is doing things against its’ own best long-term interests and citizens.  Even more so against true freedom.

So again, is being sustainable a large enough duty, enough of a service to others?  It will definitely pile up duties and obligations.  Is being sustainable having integrity, not participating in the bullying system of food and life currently taking place, or does it include character by taking action to produce something better?

At this point I’ll leave the question to my readers, and present them with a challenge.  Take the 90 day mental fitness challenge and decide in your own life; are you piling up duties on your character?  Are you challenging yourself to do more for the greater good?

Goals Check

Rising of potential

Dreams come to light in the horizon of the mind.

Write a book that changed the world.  Check

Start a sustainable business that I could do from anywhere.  Check

Build a spaceship and fly into outer space.  Um… ok there are some missing steps here.

That was basically the plan a few years ago.  Today living in Costa Rica it is amazing how plans and goal setting can lead you to a dream.

What happens when the dream melts?  You know the feeling, your half asleep half awake in that perfect dream state of cognizant dreaming, then the neighbors dog starts barking and wakes you up.  You try to get back to the dream but it is lost, gone back into the recesses of your subconscious mind.  Perhaps gone forever.

What about the dreams of the person awake?

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”
T. E. Lawrence
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“I’m a dangerous man” Conrad says staring off into the sunrise.

It seemed like a good lark for a while to dream of flying off into a black hole just to see what happens.  Now it is muddled and murky in the process of becoming a reality.  Is this what Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady meant in Launching a Leadership Revolution that a Level 5 leader “The vision and the leader become intertwinde”?

It isn’t that dreams or goals for yourself or your organization lose their clarity, but at some point the steps between A and B goals have to be crystalized.  It isn’t that the big goal, the long-term vision, or key to wealth isn’t worthwhile.  It is that you get to the point of making it happen and must then begin to see the steps you must walk up to get to where you want to go.  Somehow you as an individual are then lost in the process.  Many times having to actually step aside in order to allow the other leaders on your team to run the ball to the goal line.  That intertwining process forces you to lose your ego, and melt into the vision just like the waking dream melts back into your subconscious.

The struggles and pain of walking all those stairs faces you.  All that comes to mind is the scene in When Nature Calls with Jim Carrey, or perhaps Kung-Fu Panda.  When a person or cartoon, must climb a LONG way up to be around the people at the top who have all the answers.  What is so funny is most the time the people at the top only have more questions.  Could be why so many great sales books focus on the art of asking questions.  What did it take for Jim Carrey to become a millionaire actor instead of a broke comedian?  Dreams.  He climbed to the Hollywood sign and imagined himself a famous actor getting paid millions to perform.  Did he have to look a little funny to do it?  Uh, Yeah he made comedies!  In the process he also was able to give us great dramatic roles as well.

So what are the steps between telling stories about your  life and somehow having enough influence to build an open source spaceship that has a downloaded brain on-board to send feadback to the world from the neither regions of space in a more human form?  Well so maybe that isn’t your dream but whatever your dream is do you see the steps?  Are you keeping score to get there?

Its hut 1 its hut 2 Power Player.  Songs, motivations other peoples thoughts and ideas flood my mind.  Sometimes it seemed easier to dream a big dream when I didn’t have a clear path to get me there.  With the LIFE business opportunity and the TEAM training system I can now see the work that must be done for my goals.

What stairs do you need to climb?  What steps must you take each day to hit your crazy dream.  The bible says “go ahead fold your hands, take a nap, and you will wake up in poverty”  So don’t hit the snooze button and try to get the dream back from your mind in the dusty recesses.  Bring it forth into the morning light, shout the dream to the dog that woke you up and tell it to him.  Don’t worry that the life you see for yourself seems like a fiction novel, write the story of your future anyway.

Somehow all these little blogs and ramblings are going to culminate in the first ever success novel.  A fictional autobiographical choose your own adventure success novel.  All one can do when they realize how crazy they might sound is shake their head and wonder just what exactly GOD has in mind for us, then get busy doing it.

So as usual what are you going to do today to make  your dreams come true?  What will you do to take your conscious mind into the recesses of your subconscious mind and drag the dreams out into the light?  If you don’t you run the risk that they may never see the light of day.  Or, even worse, someone else will tap into the universal collective of potential opportunities and accomplish it before you?  Which would be a harder day to wake up to?

This is Conrad Von Supertramp, just taking a moment to question the Universe and solidify some dreams in my quest for an excellent Life.

Flower; a tribute to death.

Life potential

Seed of inspiration came along as I wrote about its very potential.

Though my heart is weak and weary; from a road less traveled on.   

And the pain it lingers on.

I’m gonna bury my frustrations, and live before I die.

Pain will be my motivation.  I’m going to use my imagination.

I’m gonna live before I die.  

Social Distortion lyrics taken from “Live before you Die and Through these eyes.

THE FLOWER

Honoring the dead and curing sickness

Ripples of Life, information changes the inside and the ripples spread throughout the world, affecting other life streams as yet unseen.

Within death a new life is born.  The seed of life grown out of death floats into an unknown world.  Lifted by a breeze and taken away from the concrete and infertile ground it currently sits in.  Away from the noise of cars hustling along the freeway which choke the air with smells and sounds of life.

The life energy and potential hums and vibrates within searching for fertile ground to flourish.  The stink and choke of death and its affect on the spirit within pulls me.  Developing the question of why do we want to live?  Why not just join those around us in death?

The breeze pulls me up and out of this place toward somewhere unknown and unseen.  Higher and Higher there appears before a mountain of fertile looking land.  It seems so close; so off toward it the breeze takes me.  Soon the climb to even get close seems to be to much.  My body burns with the effort to stay aloft, to maintain my energy, but the want of death and hurts surround me.

Gently slowly I come down and land on a bit of water, cooling my body in the heat, but this was not the fertile ground necessary for growth.  Once more the body is lifted up into the air drifting up higher and higher closer to the mountain, driven not by a destination but a vision of finding a purpose of life when surrounded by death and sickness.  The concrete and infertile ground continues to surround the landscape, though it is peppered with beautiful images, colors and smells, the overall choke of death continues to haunt the soul.

The travel gets harder, the world seems pointless and lifeless as the journey toward the mountains continues.  Even the small patches of open ground are chocked full of death and stink of garbage.  It is tempting to take solace and a chance in the first place seen, but upward and onward I go.  Searching for more than the easy ground.  Pushing up higher and higher my weakness and the pain of things begins to take a toll.

Suddenly perception begins to change.  Instead of focusing on death the potential of Life begins to weal up within me.  What could I be?  What would life look like if instead of succumbing to death and weakness my soul was given new strength by focusing on what could be if the energy within was focused on health, strength and potential.  Still there was no clarity or vision of the potential within but rather than focus on the death the life energy becomes my strength to push me on higher and higher.

Soon my spirit is raised and the journey becomes easier, my travel lighter and soon the sounds of running water fill my being.  I hover for a moment suspended above the water and looking around I see the potential of life.  Though the garbage and stink of death surround this area as well I soon find a place to land and give my potential a chance to grow.

Drifting slowly, gently, and with faith through some trees and bamboo, over a small dirt path and around the rocks searching for a place of comfort where one can sit and plant life.   My body hovers looking around for a perfect spot knowing that no such thing exists.  Finally a spot is chosen and I sit to let the Creator lead me to either death or life.

The ground is comfy and the sun is warm.  I begin to sense the world around me.  Birds sing, butterflies black with red and white on their wings flutter around.  Occasionally the sound of giants roar nearby letting off the life forces it carries from place to place.  The sounds of a struggling new life cry out.  Garbage still sits around, but the life around it has begun to accept it and pull it in, the energy within it all beginning to change and decompose into life around where it lay.

Suddenly there comes a feeling as thought and energy are put toward becoming something that blends into the landscape.  Still unknown what is to become of my life energy something in my lower self begins to seek out nutrition and life that comes from mothers blood, cool crisp and refreshing. Alas things begin to become difficult, fear overtakes me as I worry about the sounds and sights.  Wondering what the life around me will think of me.  does it accept me?  Will it help me live?  What will I be?  Who or what am I exactly?

Soon things begin to take shape, sprouting I roll around and search the surroundings, wondering if some thing won’t come along and take my life just when I begin to live it.  Now death is not sought what I could be is.  I know not whether I will grow to be mighty like the giant who planted himself near me, that shades me from the burning sun, but allows enough in to warm me.  Would the life force within become?  Soon it is made aware to me that I had the potential to decide.  Focusing on what was needed by examining the life forces traveling around me.  Into the veil I decide that I would bring beauty into the world of death.  Be a bright light of life’s energy, feeding the butterflies and dragonflies that flitter around looking for something.  I decide to become that something.

An ant begins to crawl upon a piece of me, I have no words to describe the growth of my being.  I talk to the life surrounding me and see that this creature may take a bite out of me.  Fear begins to take me, worry about the pain that might come, but the life continues even in those that show the signs of feeding this tiny giant.  They whisper soft words of encouragement that it is duty for all things here to work together and help one another.  That even in the death of life that still surrounds me more life is given.  More potential is fed to those who stay.  I relax and focus more on becoming something bright and colorful.

Soon I realize that their is something surrounding me that is protecting me from the very life I seek, so slowly and cautiously I remove the outer layer.  Soon my body is rewarded by cool breeze and warm sun.  My skin is now free and I realize that the outer layer is not needed.  That what I thought was protecting me is really suffocating me and as beautiful as it seemed in its colors the colors of my natural self are even brighter.

Soon the life that I decided to nurture lands upon my skin.  Sits and watches me as I watch it and we talk to one another.  The bright blue of the flying dragon pears at me and I at him and we connect for a brief period of time.  He opens and closes his wings and examines me.  Soon a dark butterfly lands upon me and he to trembles his wings emitting a vibration of energy.

The time spent is a constant analysis of the life and energy around me.  The sounds, the sights, the potential of growth.  Though my body is small and will never extend to the heavens like some that I see around me.  Those who come to me tell me that I am a flower.  Bright and colorful in a place where no other flowers exist.  Soon it is clear that I can send my energy out and effect the life that is around me.  I can call upon the force of creation and shake the very ground I grow in.

The realization that death is not an end but a new beginning.  That their lies before me a constant potential to send the ripples of my life out to others.  There is no ending to my tale.  I leave you here not ended but simply moving into another state of existence.  Even as my body will die and decompose it will feed life in a  new and amazing way.  My energy continuing to ripple and effect others.  It is up to me to decide to be ok with giving even the smallest  bits of myself; even if it hurts, like the creatures that drink of my life is ok.  So outwardly I share my creative potential sending other seeds of life into the web of existence that connects all things and all times.

This story is written to honor Rick “the Dick” Stone and many others who have left and departed this realm of reality.