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A Power Greater Than You

16 Oct

Early morning every day, I have a conversation with God or the voice for God, the Holy Spirit, as described in A Course in Miracles. Or as I like to address Spirit, Infinite Spirit. The first thing I ask for is a perfect day. And what do I mean by a perfect day? A day where everything comes my way and one where everything goes my way. I am always open to receiving all the wondrous things the Universe holds in store for me.

Another thing I ask for is that I am always in the right place at the right time. Doing and saying the right things at the right time. I have asked for this for as long as I can remember. In my studies of A Course in Miracles I came upon the following quote on what to ask of God:

“Where would You have me go Father?”

“What would You have me do?”

“What would You have me say, and to whom?”

And then just let go.

They say that whatever problem you are facing; just turn it over to God. Let go of it. Let go of the worry. Let go of the outcome. Just let God, Spirit, the Universe do their work. But we don’t always do that and I’ve often wondered why.

I think its fear. We grow up believing we need to be self-reliant. That it is okay to ask God for the big things, but when it comes to our everyday lives and the things that cross our path daily, we should take the initiative and solve our own problems. Some of you may have grown up in homes where you were admonished not to ask God for the little everyday things. She was too busy and you were bothering her. Not so.

A Course in Miracles also says: “It is not that you ask God for too much, but that you ask him for too little.”

Each of you has a power greater than yourself who is ready and willing to bring you all that you ask for. Don’t think of yourself as too tough, too smart or too macho to reach out and develop this most wonderful relationship.

I guarantee you it will change your life.

My love always,


Desire Without Expectation

21 Aug

Desire without expectation is nothing more than wishful thinking.  The vast majority of people wish positive but expect negative.  (Your Name) expect only positive things to flow to you. ~A Born Rich Affirmation


Please, let me first define what an affirmation is: According to Scott Armstrong of the Boulder Coaching Academy, “Affirmations, really, are simple. They are you being in conscious control of your thoughts. They are short, powerful statements. When you say them or think them or even hear them, they become the thoughts that create your reality. Affirmations, then, are your conscious thoughts.”

Often when I ask the Universe for what I want to manifest in my life I often use the word desire. For example: If I’m asking for a perfect day I’ll say; Infinite Spirit, my desire is for a perfect day today. A day where everything comes my way and where everything goes my way. Or, Infinite Spirit, I desire to write a magnificent blog. One that touches and inspires every person who reads it.

To just desire this perfect day or magnificent blog is wishful thinking. For a desire to become reality requires that it be backed-up by expectation. Meaning, I must have faith that the day I ask for will indeed be the day I receive, or the blog I wrote will inspire the people I wanted it to. Expectation is that faith.

Now here is where most people trip up. They ask their higher power for what they want, but a little voice in the back of their mind whispers to them, “You can ask for it all you want but you probably won’t get it.” And when they don’t receive what they asked for they believe that the Universe has conspired against them. When in reality they really didn’t fully expect it in the first place.

Here is the formula: Ask + Faith + Expectation = Whatever You Desire

With Love,


The Incredible Power of Thank You!

12 Aug

Probably one of the first things we learned to say as a toddler, after Mommy and Daddy, was “thank you.” Those two very important words were stressed over and over again. In fact, I can’t think of any other words that got as much training time as thank you, except for maybe “please.”

At first when I failed to say the words thank you I’d get a sharp, “Now what do you say?” along with a certain look from my folks. If I continued to forget to use these “good manners” words I’d hear, “Wait until we get home. You’re going to get a good talking to.” Sometimes this was a precursor to a sharp swat on the bottom, since embarrassing your parents is a hard thing to talk your way out of.

As an adult I know the power of thank you. Not just when I’m responding to someone who has given me something, but when I desire something I want to come into my life.

Let me explain. As you know I am a very spiritual person. I speak to my higher power every day and seek guidance throughout the day. Since life itself is about making choices, and we have the power to create our lives moment-by-moment, I ask my higher power for help in making the best choices. The most perfect decisions for me.

Besides the traditional way of asking for what I want, that we all use, I also like to use thank you. In sales we would call this the presumptive close, where we presume we are already in possession of what we are asking for. As an example, when I sit down at my computer and I’m ready to write a blog or an article, I traditionally will ask God, Spirit, the Universe for help in my writing. I ask that the topics I want to write about and the words I do write, flow effortlessly to me. And it usually works. My writing does get easier and better.

But sometimes when I’m sitting down in front of my computer I feel my heart fill with gratitude. I am so very thankful for everything I have: My wife, My children and grandchildren. My mother and siblings. My friends. My home and certainly my country. My good health and the fact that I am doing my perfect work; writing, speaking, training and coaching.

So instead of asking for what I want I’ll just presume that I am already in possession of whatever it is I want. And I’ll say, “Thank you Infinite Spirit for helping me write this blog. Thank you for sharing your words with me. And thank you for guiding each and every one of my thoughts. I am truly blessed.”

A number of people responded to an earlier blog about asking for what you want. They shared with me the fact that they were at a stage where they were still uncomfortable asking their higher power for everything they want, need and desire. If this is you, try asking with a thank you. Not only does it work but a simple thank you can make you a more loving and happier person.

With Love,


3 Ways to Change a Negative Thought!

22 Jul

Probably the number one question I am asked is, “What is the best way to change a negative thought into a positive thought?”

By asking this question, it is obvious that the person asking knows that negative thoughts manifest themselves in fear, and that a fearful thought held in mind expresses itself in those horrible fearful feelings we feel throughout our body.

Here are three methods I use for letting go of a fearful negative thought:

1)    I learned this from Florence Scovel Shinn in her wonderful book, The Game of Life and How to Play it!

“Infinite Spirit, I cast the burden of this (say whatever the thought; fear, anger, etc.) on you, and I go free.” Repeat as many time as necessary until the fear is gone.

2)    This one I created:

“I was lead to believe by others that I (fill in your fear or belief – I’ll use not too smart) was not too smart. That most others were smarter than me. That is an absolute LIE. In fact I am very smart. I have an above average IQ. I learn things quickly and retain most of what I learn. I am very smart.”

In this example I am first verbalizing what I was told (taught) by others. I then declare that this is not true, in fact a lie. I then state to the Universe the exact opposite using the two most powerful words in the Universe, I AM.

Think of this as erasing a recording made years ago and re-recording it with the actual truth.

3)    This comes right out of A Course in Miracles. When thinking a negative thought state the following:

“This thought I do not want. I choose instead (fill in what ever thought you want).”

Try them all and then choose the one you feel most comfortable with. You may address it to whomever you view as your higher power. I will typically say the one I’ve chosen 3-5 times and whenever possible out loud. It’s always best when you hear yourself saying these things.

With love,


Creating Your Life – Moment by Moment

12 Jun

If you’ve read some of my previous blogs then you know a little about Michael’s Law of Deliberate Manifestation. In essence what this law is about is the ability to create your life — moment by moment — by asking your higher power (in my case Infinite Spirit) for what you would like to come into your life in the immediate future.

For example: Why fight traffic when you can create the perfect journey? When getting into my car I’ll ask Infinite Spirit for a safe journey, and one where traffic flows effortlessly to my destination. The majority of the time, even in rush hour, my trip will be perfect with me arriving relaxed and on time.

I use this law for business. Whenever I am about to make or receive a phone call I always ask for a perfect call. If the call will entail a lot of variables I ask for a perfect outcome. When I’m walking into a meeting I always ask for a perfect meeting. Always, with the thought in mind of what a perfect outcome or a perfect meeting means to me.

Networking can sometimes be uncomfortable. It means walking into a room full of strangers and then walking up to someone with an outstretched hand and a smile on your face, and then engaging in small talk. This is unnatural and scary. But before I step into the arena I always ask Infinite Spirit for a successful networking event, where I can make new friends who will introduce me to my perfect prospects. I’ll even set a goal with Spirit as to how many new people I want to meet.

We each have been blessed with this internal guide who is there to give us exactly what we want, when we want it. The unfortunate thing is most of us don’t ask for help. I guess we prefer the drama of not knowing what’s coming next – a surprise party or a surprise disaster.



And I Said to Myself

7 Jun

And so I said to myself, “I wish you wouldn’t talk to me like that!” But the person talking to me was me and no one else. ~Michael Luckman in Luckman’s Laws


Do you talk to yourself? Actually we all do. It is part of our human nature. It’s not a matter of whether we talk to ourselves, but more about what we say to ourselves. Social scientists tell us that on average we each entertain about 60,000 thoughts in a day. We also know that approximately 90% are negative. So it stands to reason that the majority of what we do say to ourselves will be negative. And there stands the problem.

Negative thoughts create the words we use to speak to ourselves. And those words hurt. Instead of building us up to accomplish great things the things we say to ourselves tear us down and remind us of all our faults, deficiencies, past failures and fears. Thus perpetuating into the future all the negatives of the past. No wonder it’s so hard to create the lives we want to live.

To overpower our negative comments to ourselves we must first understand that the majority of what we say to ourselves are LIES. Untruths told to us by others when we were too young to challenge their validity. Often these lies were told to us by people we loved and looked up to; our parents, grandparents, older siblings, teachers and others. And so we accepted them as true.

Here is a positive affirmation I like to use whenever I start trash talking to myself: “Infinite Spirit, I was lead to believe by others (or fill in the name of whoever told you the lie) that I wasn’t too (fill in the lie). That is ABSOLUTELY WRONG. In fact, I am (fill in the opposite of the lie).”

For much of my life I didn’t believe I was that smart. I always felt that others knew more than me and were overall smarter than me. To overpower that negative belief I created this powerful affirmation that I would repeat to myself many times a day; “Infinite Spirit, I was lead to believe by others that I wasn’t very smart. That’s an absolute lie. In fact, I am just the opposite. I am very smart with an above average I.Q. I am a quick learner who can master any subject that I desire.”

Say this positive affirmation over and over until the negative thought and comments are gone.

When you change your thoughts you will change your mind. When you change your mind you will literally change your life.

With Love,


The Terror of Indecision!

9 Apr

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. – Maimonides

How many people reading this article suffer from the fear of making a decision? I believe the number is a lot higher than we think. Why is it so hard for these people to make a decision? What are they afraid of?

I believe it’s not the fear of making the decision these people shy away from, but the fear of making the wrong decision. And, if we went back to their childhoods I think we would find the answer.

If you were raised in a household where your parents or guardians judged your every choice, and chastised and berated you when your choice differed from theirs, there is a very good chance that the seeds of fear of making a decision were planted.

One of the most wonderful gifts given to human beings by our creator is the gift of free choice. We are the only animal alive that experiences conscious thought and the capacity to reason. And by that I mean the ability to weigh one thing against another and decide which would be the better choice.

But if you as a child lived in fear of angering your parents or another adult you would constantly live with the dread of making the wrong choice. And so you were forced to live with the terror of indecision. But you can change.

As human beings we learn by trial and error. Watch as an infant learns to roll over from their back to their stomach. Their chubby little arms thrash around until finally they put enough strength behind it to turn their body ever so slightly. And then, using all their strength, they finally pull their body over until they are successfully lying on their stomach. Learning never changes. We try. We fail. We try again and again until we succeed.

If you are frozen in place by the fear of making the wrong decision remember; you are only human. You must risk making the wrong decision if you ever want to succeed. And here is the best part; you don’t have to make your decisions alone.

You have been blessed with a higher power that is always there with you. I will often use my higher power, which I refer to as Infinite Spirit, to help me make the best decision. This is what I say:

“Infinite Spirit, Guide me and help me to make the best decision involving (blank). I desire to always make the best choices for myself.”

It may sound simple, but believe me, it works.

With Love,


Life’s Greatest Thief!

15 Mar

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. ~E. Joseph Cossman

Obviously the point of this quote is not to test your memory but to remind you that over 90% of the things we worry about never happen. And yet, for so many, worry is a daily event.

Worry is a thief. It doesn’t steal your wallet or your purse. It doesn’t steal your identity or your job. Its thievery is much greater. It steals your life.

Worry robs you of all your joy and happiness, as if a giant Dyson vacuum was attached to you sucking out your very existence. For who can really exist when overwhelmed with worry and the fear and depression that accompanies it.

Your natural state is to be an optimist. After all, our ancestors would not have survived if they did not absolutely believe that tomorrow would be a better day. But worry turns your optimism against you. It blinds your vision with defeat and despair. And for what? NOTHING! Worry has no value.

If you’re worried about something, ask yourself is it in your control to change the situation. If the answer is yes, then go ahead and act. Change the situation. If the answer is no, then why even go through the emotional turmoil of worrying. You have no power to change the situation.

To defeat worry use my positive affirmation; Infinite Spirit I cast upon you the burden of my negative thought about (add your worry) and I go free. Say this as many times as it takes to free yourself from your worrisome thoughts. Now fill the vacuum left by the departure of negative thoughts with something positive that brings joy to your life.

Don’t ever forget that you are incredibly powerful. So powerful that you can literally change your mind!

With Love,


Beating the Bad Habit of Negative Thinking

11 Mar

Negative thinking is a lot like smoking. It’s a habit. One that we have accepted and live with every day of our lives. And like smoking, a BAD habit. We have accepted its consequences and believe that we will never get out from under it. So we hardly even try. We sort of just live with it. But negative thinking can be overpowered.

The first step to breaking this or any habit is to acknowledge it. Accept that you are for the most part an average person. And the average person thinks 54,000 negative thoughts a day and approximately 6,000 positive thoughts. Just looking at those numbers; nine negative thoughts to every one positive one makes you wonder if you can do it. But you can.

Okay, you say. I’m average and I think all these negative thoughts. But I don’t recognize my thoughts as negative. In fact I’m not even aware that I’m even thinking a thought, be it positive or negative. And herein lies the problem.

So the next question you ask yourself is, “How do I know when I’m thinking a negative thought?” Actually it’s really quite easy. Every negative thought engenders a negative feeling. So, when you’re feeling frightened, sad, depressed, worried, anxious or any one of countless negative feelings, stop and analyze what you are thinking. I guarantee you are thinking a negative thought. And it’s front and center in your mind as part of a story you are telling yourself. It could be a new story or one you have been beating yourself up with for decade after decade.

So once you identify a negative feeling what do you do then? In my book Overpowering Fear, I lay out a number of tools I use to clear my mind of negative thoughts. But, the one I like best I learned from Florence Scovel Shinn’s 1925 bestseller, The Game of Life and How to Play it. It involves using your higher power. I use Infinite Spirit as does Ms. Shinn.

Infinite Spirit, I cast the burden of this negative thought about (fill in the blank) on you and I go free. Start with saying it three times and see if the negative feeling has lifted. If not continue saying it until you feel happy and full of joy. Because happiness and joy will fill the vacuum left by the negative thought.

If this seems like a lot of work, you’re right. Old habits, especially life long ones, will take work to overpower. But my faith is in you. I know you can do it.

With Love,


The Power of Thank You

27 Feb

I begin each day reading a page or two out of A Course in Miracles. This is my bible, and like the Old and New Testaments, not always easy to understand.

What I like to do is before I begin I will ask Infinite Spirit to guide me to the topic that is most important for me to learn that day. I will then randomly open the book to a chapter or page. It is when I begin reading that I realize that what I am reading is exactly the information I needed to discover that day.

Today I opened A Course in Miracles to page 220 and Lesson 123, entitled I thank my Father for His gifts to me. It begins:

Today let us be thankful. We have come to gentler pathways and to smoother roads. There is no thought of turning back, and no implacable resistance to the truth. A bit of wavering remains, some small objections and a little hesitance, but you can well be grateful for your gains, which are far greater than you realize.

This and the remaining seven paragraphs in this lesson brought me great comfort and reminded me of how it is so important to be appreciative and grateful for all that God has given me. But it also reminds me that being thankful for what I receive also works to ask God, the Universe, Infinite Spirit, your higher power for what I desire in my life. And this is how I do that.

Instead of asking for a safe and enjoyable drive to my destination when I get into my car and put on my seat belt, I will often say; God, thank you for a safe and enjoyable drive to (my destination). May traffic flow perfectly all the way there.

If I’m going into a business meeting I will say; Thank you Infinite Spirit for a perfect meeting. And then I will describe what a perfect meeting means to me.

Try these over the next couple of days. As you begin to see the things you are grateful for start manifesting into your life – expand it to everything you desire.

With love,