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To anyone remotely familiar with religious science or positive thinking, the concept of Conscious Affirmative Living is not entirely foreign, but even in their attempts to live according to their basic ideals, most “spiritual” people fail to achieve significant enlightenment or life-success because they don’t recognize to what extent their thoughts, words and actions must be altered. Furthermore, there is an inexact rumor which suggests that one can just will material wealth or love out of thin air, but a basic truth remains; nothing comes from nothing! Everything is possible and attainable, but valuable riches don’t come from nothing; their energies already exist, and they dwell within the realm of inherent affirmative possibility; a realm one cannot arrive at or extract anything from by pretending to be spiritually enlightened. To make it appear for real, one must abide by the doctrine for real. One must really go there!

There is little integrity, discipline and commitment circulating in our world today, and as these factors are the tickets to true enlightenment and success, it’s quite evident why so many people, religious and otherwise, are struggling. Even those who are entirely familiar with the concept of conscious affirmative living fail to achieve enlightenment and success for reasons other than they aren’t living affirmatively; reasons having to do with compromised intentions. For example, we assume that our awareness of conscious living means we’re living consciously, but knowing is nothing without doing. Living consciously is not done weekly or hourly; it’s done consistently, moment to moment. One cannot be conscious for one hour per week and expect to achieve goals because of that one hour. Conversely, one cannot sit in affirmative contemplation all day long doing nothing and expect something to happen. We know that anything worth having is worth working for. In this age of easy to acquire disposable everything, very little has real worth and is consequently not worth working for, and what is worth working for seems unattainable because we’re out of practice about where to begin and we don’t want to commit and we’re undisciplined. It must be understood that anything worth having requires integrity, discipline and commitment, and it must be worked for. This is where the value of anything attained comes into play.

(Writer Info: Claude La Vertu is an author and inspirational\motivational speaker who writes and speaks on personal and global development concepts surrounding “Affirmative Living”. His books include LoveDare, The Affirmative Companion, The Success Companion, The Relationship Companion, and GiraffeNeckSoup: A Spherical Perspective Into The Betterment & Advancement Of Humanity.)
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Published on July 03, 2012 20:30 • 93 views • Tags: affirmative, claude-la-vertu, giraffenecksoup, happiness, joy, law-of-attraction, lovedare, money, riches, spirituality, success, wealth
Mahatma Gandhi said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. If there is any truth to his statement, I shudder to think what a nation becomes when judged by how it treats its children. Above that, what of a world which is judged accordingly? I believe that if there is one single thing we could do outside of ourselves that would have the greatest impact on humanity and on what we give to God, it would be to change the way we educate and love our children.

Now, more than ever before, our children are being born unto an awakening, but beyond this, more than ever before, they are also being born awakened, with limitless, omnipotent capabilities, in body and in mind, but never before have children been born into the world unto parents who knew more or had as much access to resources, knowledge, and education as we do at this time. The dilemma is, our children have new and different needs, yet most parents are not doing their job, and they’re not stepping up to meet the needs of the way their children are being born.

The problems with our children have little, if anything, to do with the children and everything to do with how they are raised, how they are conditioned, how they are nourished, what is and isn’t instilled in them, and what they experience, see, and hear in their chaotic and undisciplined world. In attempting to mold their children, parents overlook that children have the capacity to mold themselves, and parents need only mold their children’s environment in order to provide an enriching life experience rather than a mere existence. Parents do this best by conscientiously awakening and molding themselves.

An awakening of the self is a choice; it is not something that just happens. Many books on religion and spirituality – new and ancient alike – consistently make mention of a great awakening which is taking place in our world, and as much as I’m inclined to agree with the basic concept of a collective awakening, I also recognize that this collective awakening is reliant upon the personal choices of each person who makes up humanity. In the same manner in which we must choose whether to go back to sleep or to wake up in the morning to go about our duties and follow our dreams and stand up for what’s right and just, so must we choose to wake up on a conscious level, especially where it applies to raising our children.

As parents, we can only work with what we have. This means working with the level of intelligence and comprehension abilities which we have been handed. Admittedly, some parents are smarter than others, but this should not keep us from reaching beyond our apparent limitations. I have come to understand that, in our world, despicable people have the run of most things, but I have also come to recognize that the despicable are not the ignorant doing ignorant things; ignorant things, after all, are what ignorant people do. The despicable are actually the intelligent who do as the ignorant do, and most of us make up the populace of despicable people. Those of us who consciously continue to do as the ignorant do in spite of the fact that we know better are choosing to be despicable, and we further the works of the despicable in our world. In this lies the realization of why our children are becoming what they’re becoming and where they’re headed.

In short, our children are born perfect; all knowing, all loving, all creative and affirmative. These factors however, must be nourished in order for them to grow and become the character traits which will become the child, and ultimately become the path they will follow. These factors are nourished when parents, and teachers, decide to do the absolute best they can to set prime examples of what it means to be good, honest and integrous people. When parents seek to do the right thing and to better themselves under the watchful eye of their children, children will follow suit, and the world will be changed for the better…forever.

(Writer Info: Claude La Vertu is an author and inspirational\motivational speaker who writes and speaks on personal and global development concepts surrounding “Affirmative Living”. His books include LoveDare, The Affirmative Companion, The Success Companion, The Relationship Companion, and GiraffeNeckSoup: A Spherical Perspective Into The Betterment & Advancement Of Humanity.)
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Published on July 03, 2012 20:37 • 151 views • Tags: affirmative, claude-la-vertu, giraffenecksoup, happiness, joy, law-of-attraction, lovedare, money, riches, spirituality, success, wealth