Monday, May 6, 2013

Review Of Eldon Taylor's New Book - I Believe

Q: What was the motivation and inspiration behind your latest book, I Believe?

ET: I have spent over thirty years investigating why people self-sabotage or limit themselves, thus experiencing so much less than their highest best! What I have found is the reason rest solely in their beliefs—not their spiritual beliefs so much as their life beliefs. I found this to be true when I was conducting lie detection tests and discovering criminality, and equally true when I worked with elite athletes, business executives, professionals and lay people alike. The bottom line is this: What you believe always matters! It’s like a web that fastens itself to belief-anchors, causing disheartening mediocrity in place of the glorious success we all seek.

I Believe spells out the power of belief and how it influences everything from our healthy and longevity to our success with relationships and life. Astounding as it may seem, belief can (and has) defied our so-called laws of science and it has done so over and over again. As ordinary and trite as it may seem, belief nevertheless makes all the difference in success in all walks of life. Knowing how we acquire our beliefs, and which beliefs serve us while others sabotage us, is critical to maximizing our individual potential. I Believe: When What You Believe Matters! was written to empower you with the roadmap to decipher and re-write the programming governing your life.

Q: How does I Believe differ from other books on the same subject?

ET: I Believe isn’t just about such things as positive thinking, as important as that might be. It is also not a rehash of other great books like Psycho-Cybernetics or Think and Grow Rich. What really sets I Believe apart is the depth examination that truly reveals how our beliefs can be our best friends or worst enemies. This intricate web of beliefs impacts our lives in every area and is capable of determining even what we shall die of. New research suggests that the key to improving our wellbeing is in a personality change. We now know, that change of this magnitude, is possible when we focus on our beliefs and how we relate to the world.  I Believe provides just this concentrated focus promising to thereby unlock vast improvements in our wellbeing.

Q: In you don’t mind sharing, as the author, how has the belief in positive thinking impacted your life?

ET: Years ago I had the proverbial chip on my shoulder. I began paying my own way at age 12, paying my parents room and board and buying my own clothes and school books. I left home at an early age filled with anger directed at my parents. I could go on, but the point can be summarized this way as well. You could fairly say that back then, the bumper sticker stating “Life sucks and then you die,” accurately reflected my beliefs. As time went on, both my education and avocation, revealed something truly important: I could not blame anyone else for the problems with my life and I was the only one who could change it! I basically learned how to examine all of my beliefs, and how to change those that were not working for me. As a result, I have been happily married for over 30 years, am successful in my career and feel that I am on the correct spiritual path for me. Also my business is focused on teaching others the techniques I have learned, and today it helps people all around the world uncover their highest potential. The thank you notes I receive daily truly do brighten my life.

Q: What is the first and foremost message you want your readers to receive from I Believe?

ET: That they were born with all the gifts they need to fully maximize this life experience. If things are not going as well as they had once hoped, then it is time to reassess their beliefs and to choose once again. The fact is, there is a truly remarkable and near unlimited power that resides within all, that is the very essence of our individual uniqueness. All we need to do is tap into the source of our ability and express the gift that is who we really are.

Q: What has been your greatest challenge in writing this book?

ET: How to properly integrate the scientific research on the power of the mind in a way that would have the most practical applications in our day to day lives. To fully illustrate the possibilities available and to inspire the desire to reach ever higher in one’s life, while making it very clear that it’s never too late!

Q: I Believe has already received some impressive reviews from influential people. Do you recall a single review, private or public, that has meant a great deal to you as not only a writer, but as a person?

ET: I hesitate to answer this one because there have been so many great reviews by some truly special people and I don’t want to slight any of them.
That said, however, my favorite review is that of Professor Stanley Krippner. I love philosophy and in the true Greek sense of the word, Sophia or wisdom, is what I seek most in life. Philo refers to love for, or affinity toward.  A philosopher then is one who loves wisdom, or the pursuit thereof. In this light, my preference for the review by Krippner is easily understood for he said this about I Believe:
The accient Greek philosopher Epictetus taught his students that what happens to them is not as important as what they believe happens to them. In his engaging and provocative book, Eldon Taylor provides the readers with specific ways in which their beliefs can lead to success or failure in their life undertakings. Each chapter provides nuggets of wisdom as well as road maps for guiding them toward greater self-understanding, balance, responsibility and compassion.

Q: Are there any final words of wisdom you’d like to share with your readers?

ET: I would leave this thought with everyone. Most of us believe what we believe without ever truly examining it. In that sense, we live out counterfeit lives. As children we pretend to be many things and our make believe often becomes how we walk and talk. We change our clothes and we change our personality. Our behavior and our language can be totally different when we are in Levis and boots verses a three-piece suit.

Many of us have learned to be effective chameleons, just so we can feel as though we fit in, but in the process we have neglected the discovery of our  selves. We have learned to avoid rejection and thereby limited what we might try. We are full of what I have called the “no-don’t syndrome”—all those negatives that inform us we might fail, we’re no good, we’re not old enough, we’re stupid or skinny or fat and so on. This too has become a part of our belief network, as have the various defense mechanisms that protect us from pain and rejection. Bottom line, we are often list to our selves. We think in sound bytes taken from our culture and race to consume the latest whatever in a never ending need for more. In the end, it is our self-doubt that prohibits our highest realization of who we are and perhaps why we’re here. The subtitle of I  Believe is “When What You Believe Matter,” and that about sums up the answer for creating the person you were meant to be, for what you believe—the tiniest of beliefs, always matters!

Eldon Taylor has spent over 25 years researching the power of the mind and developing scientifically proven methods to use this power to enhance the quality of your life. I Believe is a book that will not only inspire you, but will highlight the kinds of beliefs you hold that may be causing you to fail. In the process, it will provide you with the opportunity to choose, once again, the beliefs that drive your life.
Eldon is having a wonderful launch party so you really should check it out."

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Metaphysical Healing Properties Of Chalcedony

Chalcedony improves mineral assimilation and combats mineral buildup in veins. Lessens the effects of dementia and senility. It increases physical energy. Heals the eyes, gallbladder, bones, spleen, blood and circulatory system.
Native American Indians believed chalcedony was a sacred stone and used in the spiritual ceremonies of the tribe.
It is thought to increase vitality, stamina, and endurance and to promote emotional balance and charity while relieving melancholy, fever, gallstones, and eye problems.
Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and good will. It absorbs negative energy. It brings the mind, body, emotions and spirit into harmony. Chalcedony instills feelings of benevolence and generosity. It alleviates hostility and transforms melancholy into joy. Eases self-doubt. Creates openness and enthusiasm. Absorbs and dissipates negative thoughts, emotions and bad dreams.

Astrological Sign: Aquarius, Cancer
Chakra: Throat
Planet: Moon
Element: Water

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