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Starting Over Post Pandemically.
4/7/22. I tested negative for COVID-19 again! The vaccinations appear to remain a fortress against this dreaded disease. The test results mark a strange and new kind of victory, another day of an uneasy success. Here we are, two years plus into this onslaught. I look down at the mask hanging from my neck and wonder… When. Will. It. End? So, how would I live in a pandemic-free world, and can I begin to do that today?
COVID has attacked the routines of daily living and violated our love for the familiar. Naturally, we long for things to return to normal, but instead of a return to normal, how about starting over? Starting over embraces living in love with the future—including the dreams, fantasies and hopes that become your goals and plans.
Keyword: A masked opportunity
I tested negative for COVID-19 again! The vaccinations appear to remain a fortress against this dreaded disease. The test results mark a strange and new kind of victory, another day of an uneasy success. Here we are, one year plus into this onslaught. I look down at the mask hanging from my neck and wonder… When. Will. It. End? So, how would I live in a pandemic-free world, and can I begin to do that today?
I have in my home a wall of blessings. They number about 1400 that I have written over the last 10 years. I pasted them to the wall on post ‘em notes to see what they as a group suggested to me. Bless Yourself for a Blessed Life came out of the words of them. They draw on the entire universe of blessings from around, within and beyond our current predicaments. They have always been here, an untapped potential for human well-being.
(898 words) Keyword: memories of feelingsTakeaway 1: Unexpected breaks in the familiar provide opportunities for a life makeover.Years ago a stranger came up to me in a bookstore to ask rather shyly if I came from America. His name was Evgeny. I was visiting his hometown, Moscow, during the last days of the Soviet Union. His bright blue eyes transfixed me. He told me of his time in a Siberian prison. He had been a devotee of Hare Krishna, an outlawed religion. In his slightly broken English Evgeny said these unforgettable words: “You know, I felt more free inside that prison than before I was sent there.” Finding freedom in a Siberian gulag? How could that be?
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Keyword: New Outlooks.
Dress rehearsals for the new you
The Objective Perspective (OP) provides an alternative to the preprogrammed memories of feeling that most of us live with. You have previously of the OP in the Posts, Sensing Memories and Appreciation Memories. Living in the past and calling it the present is not actually being here and now.The OP is here and now. The memories of past feelings are, well, only memories. The OP tells you that a memory of a feeling is nothing more than a memory of a feeling. The OP is the voice of personal transformation, enlightenment, and salvation.
Short Reads for Abundance
(Each Book is from 27-49 pages long).
Bless yourself and grow rich in the many kinds of wealth
Words can set you free and inspire your infinite possibilities. But which words? And how do they do it? Tune in here to the real powers of words.
Words and feelings collaborate in a cause-and-effect relationship. When you feel a certain way, you give it a name, and naming a feeling causes you to feel it… a connection that opens you to employ your feelings as energies for creating your future.
In this first book of a series, you will find out how to:
- Overthrow the dictatorship of your memories
- Fuel financial freedom and abundant living
- Ignite new problem-solving skills
- Achieve success at love, with love, for love, and in love.
Unblocking Your Secret Powers of Appreciation and Blessings
Book Two asks what feelings are your favorites?
In this how-to approach to personal change, blessings enable you to live free from the past with a determined outlook on the future.
You bless yourself for a blessed life by:
- Sensing and living in appreciation and empathy
- Letting their practice touch you with a growing sense of freedom
- Managing feelings so abundance becomes a way of life.
So, how can you take charge of your feelings so they don’t take charge of you? Bless yourself.
Empathy: Sensing the Blessed Life
The brain’s little secret about love – We’re hard-wired for empathy! Behind every true love and long-term relationship empathy is there performing its magic.
Empathy can now be measured, and its biochemistry has been mapped. The wisdom of the ages underscores its validity. And how many love songs are really about empathy?
Feeling what others are feeling, empathy:
- Escorts you out of living in the past
- Makes your future happen the way you want it to happen
Nowadays we live more securely than our ancestors. We pursue happiness by managing our feelings. Among these, empathy provides the most rewarding self-liberation and personal transformation.
Of all the feeling-energies and their blessings, appreciation is most vital.
Your elevated feelings are powerful energies that you own. Explore how the feeling energies of appreciation and sensing what others are feeling sets you free and makes you abundant in more ways than one.
Can paying attention to how you breathe make you healthy? Will it make you wealthy? Or wise? Being in a relationship with your breathing makes you abundant many times over. Here's why and how.
Welcome to command central of “Bless Yourself for a Blessed Life”, the blessings! This inspiring book celebrates the elevated feelings and energies of our existence. A feel good about yourself like no other.
“Feel today the way you want to feel tomorrow.”
- Dr. Joe Dizpenza
I Am Fred Stevens
Ask me what my secret power is, and I will tell you that it is self-reflection. My inner world absorbs me in deep and emotionally rewarding ways. The quest for meaning in life remains a chief vocation.
I have known privileged living as well as journeys into regions of my via negativa, my shadow side. I know where from I speak in this written work. To borrow from one of my many teachers, this is the way, the truth and the life, at least for me. To borrow from a handful of others, I live for the future and this puts me in the eternal moment of the here and now. I live a blessed and abundant life.
Many years have passed since I first began research in human relations. I investigated how feelings of hurt and vulnerability impact the choices we make in our most intimate relationships. I had created and successfully tested a way to measure this impact. Since its publication, my fascination with these feelings has led me to accept how all of what we call ‘feelings’ make up the true vectors of the entire universe as we know it.
Scientific findings, major religions and spiritual traditions each address in their own way the nature of these feeling-energies. They are as divine a reference point to our existence as they are quantum. I am blessed to understand this. May you be blessed as well.