Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Think Outside the Box

Ideas that were once considered outrageous have become everyday events. The rule is that once a precedent has been set, strange though it may be, you have established a new norm. Helen Keller couldn’t see, hear or talk, yet she was one of the most fulfilled positive people of the 20th century. Steven Spielberg was a skinny, shy, unknown, mediocre student in high school and went on to become involved with five of the top ten grossing movies of all time. Oprah Winfrey grew up poor in an area where being African-American posed tremendous odds for achievement. Yet she became a popular talk-show host and a billionaire to boot. The same principle is true for each of us. Look back ten years and consider the changes you have made in your life. Things you once considered outrageous are now part of your everyday existence. Remember is Star Track how they talked to a voice mechanism strapped to their shoulder? Now we are talking to computers we carry around in our purse, on our belts or in our pocket. Big screen TVs, computers, smart phones, electronic messaging, talking to people around the world on Skype, global positioning systems watching our “enemies” as well as tracking stolen cars, and a couple of years ago the stock market hit highs (and probably will again) that many thought incomprehensible. It is true, you can’t think too big. What was once considered a disabling flaw or handicap is navigated with innovation and imagination. Take this principle to heart. What is it that you want that once you considered a pure fantasy. In 1994 George Rickles lost both hands and most of his forearms in an accident that brought his carpentry career to a dramatic end. Rickles’ determination to return to carpentry led him to be fitted with prosthetic hooks. Then Volunteers for Medical Engineering designed tools and a special toolbox just for him. With patience Rickles’ proficiency with his beloved power tools proves to be promising. There is a process involved in manifesting dreams. It involves taking one step at a time and accomplishing each with an air of optimism and determination. The first step you take is the one facing you right now. That one will lead you to the next one and so on. What is your dream? Are you ready to take the first step? What is your first step?? Jean Walters is has read Akashic Records for over 35 years, taught personal and spiritual growth classes: meditation, dream interpretation, , how to build your intuition, Breaking through barriers, Listening Beyond the Words, and A Course in Miracles. She is author of: Set Yourself Free: Live the Life YOU were meant to Live; Be outrageous: Do the Impossible - others have and you can too! The Power of KNOWING: 8 Techniques to create Clarity and Confidence. Dreams and the Symbology of Life by Jean Walters-Lucy Available on