Are You Paying Attention?
I love the opening of this movie “The Immitation Game” The character was a little arrogant but it is a powerful introduction to cause the watcher and listener to pay close attention.
It is with that motive I share to read this post very carefully.
Look forward to hearing from you about this next leg in your next journey.
Hello fellow Freedom Warrior.
So how has your journey been coming?
Are you moving progressively and more swiftly towards your true calling or are you finding yourself more tied down with additional tasks objectives and things that just seem to be sucking up your time?
Are you feeling frustrated that you are not accomplishing the things you really want to do?
Do you ever feel like you just want to slam on the breaks?
That you are always busy and can’t find the time to do that which your heart yearns for??
If you said yes to any of these issues, then you are not truly free.
You are actually suffering from a form of mental enslavement that is exploiting your ignorance of how your mind works, your emotional vulnerabilities and a lack of understanding and clarity about you.
It’s keeping you so busy that you don’t have time to for the things that could actually help you. So busy that you will quickly bypass emails and blog posts that could unlock you from your own internal prison.
I call it enslavement of the mind. Or “The Alcatraz Mind”
Well read on and discover the strategic key to Freedom today….
The Alcatraz Mind!
My mentor and friend Jim Rohn used to tell me that the winds of circumstances blow on us all, but where we end up is how we set our mental sails.
In other words, how your mind thinks…that is… makes decisions.
Of course, how it makes decisions is based on or governed by your filters of what you believe, your rules and your convictions.
You could say that believing and thinking go hand in hand.
What you believe will influence what you think is important or not, your philosophy & attitudes, and even control your actions.
All day long you have influences that put pressure on your mind and will that try and get you to make a decision in a particular direction.
This is all done during this decision-making process, that will actually determine your destiny.
It will dictate:
- When and if you get up in the morning,
- What you do throughout the day,
- Where you place your focus,
- How you use your time,
- If you finish reading this post,
- What choices of food you make,
- Whether you hit the gym or hit the couch with remote in hand,
- If you clean out the garage or instead go play another round of golf,
- If you get and or stay married,
- If you raise children…
You get the idea.
Oh yes and finally
- How much income you make.
It is no wonder the media has spent billions in understanding the mind and how to influence it.
Advertisers know if they can capture your attention for more than 10 seconds they can influence you to keep focused on their offer for 30 seconds.
They know…he who controls one’s attention controls their destiny.
They also know that if you will stay engaged for at least 5 minutes they can almost guarantee that they can keep you for another hour.
Ever watch a YouTube video that was only say 5 minutes and the next thing you know you have gone down the bunny trail of other videos and an hour has gone by?
It is all about how you make your decision.
The difference between those who have found the good life from those who still struggle is all determined by how they think, and what they believe about how they think.
But even more insidious is that the control of your mind has been going on for some time…
It is why our western culture embraced the Spartan Way of Education. Sparta designed an education based system to raise up obedient soldiers.
The United States embraced that method as it evolved in its development and continues to use it to keep it’s people creatively oppressed and obedient “tax payers”.
Now I’m not against taxes but I am against oppressing people and keeping them enslaved when we were created to be free and creative to solve the world’s problems and walk in oneness with GOD.
We have been under the influence of a strategic plan to create the perfect prison. An Alcatraz of the mind.
Don’t believe me? Just look at some of these quotes.
1905: Elwood Cubberly—the future Dean of Education at Stanford in his dissertation for Columbia Teachers College—wrote that schools should be factories “in which raw products, children, are to be shaped and formed into finished products…manufactured like nails, and the specifications for manufacturing will come from government and industry.”
1906 Rockefeller Education Board—which funded the creation of numerous public schools—issued a statement which read in part:
“In our dreams…people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present educational conventions [intellectual and character education] fade from our minds, and unhampered by tradition we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or men of science. We have not to raise up from among them authors, educators, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians, nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen, of whom we have ample supply. The task we set before ourselves is very simple…we will organize children…and teach them to do in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way.”
1889 to 1906 William Torrey Harris, US Commissioner of Education from wrote:
“Ninety-nine [students] out of a hundred are automata, careful to walk in prescribed paths, careful to follow the prescribed custom. This is not an accident but the result of substantial education, which, scientifically defined, is the subsumption of the individual.”
In The Philosophy of Education, Harris also revealed:
“The great purpose of school can be realized better in dark, airless, ugly places…. It is to master the physical self, to transcend the beauty of nature. School should develop the power to withdraw from the external world.”
Several years later, President Woodrow Wilson would echo these sentiments in a speech to businessmen:
“We want one class to have a liberal education. We want another class, a very much larger class of necessity, to forego the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.”
Does that make you angry? Maybe motivated to break free? I hope so… 🙂
So taking control of the mind is key, and learning how to use it is critical to the freedom we are talking about here.
Freedom is NOT the money to do what you want when you what, with whom you want. (That is what the system would have you believe) True freedom is to be a peace and content inside, not persuade by emotion or impulse, no matter what the circumstances are. To be able to place your mind & heart, at will, on the only ONE who can produce real life inside you. The very give of life, LIFE HIMSELF, which is Knowing GOD.
We are instructed to Be Still and KNOW that IM GOD. (Kinda hard if you can’t control your mind.)
Everything else is only an illusion of life.
Jesus’s crucifixion on the hill of Golgotha, an Aramaic word meaning “the skull” Calvary is the Latin form of the word, is also a metaphor that can speak to us about taking back control of our mind and crucifying the passions and temptations that lead us into lives of ungodliness.
You see, you can only truly be free when you learn how to take back control of your mind. To focus at will on that which will produce the best outcome.
But you can only take back control of your mind if you are willing to face the truth that, whether or not you like it, you are being controlled…Just like I am controlling your attention now. Like the video in the beginning.
But I am doing it to truly help you and if you check in your knower, you will know with all your heart I am trying to help you.
However, once you close this page down, the game for your attention begins again and 90% of people out there are not truly concerned for your wellbeing.
They want to exploit you, your weaknesses and your vulnerabilities for their gain.
The key to ask is, “is this person truly taking me down the road to true life, or is this person seeking only their own self-interest?”
I call it “ROA”, the “Return on Attention”
So this is why I have strategically sent you down this road.
For you to be free you must understand the spiritual realm first, and how it operates. You must also understand your mind and how it works, and lastly, you have to know you.
I know things that you don’t 🙂 Important things, things that will determine if you live out your destiny or perish. There are forces that are manipulating you to think the way you do and that for you to be free you must remove those forces and allow you to freely think.
There are forces that are manipulating you to think the way you do and that for you to be free you must remove those forces and allow you to freely think.
That is why I gave you the Demolishing Strongholds Document.
Your thinking actually determined if you followed through and did it.
If your mind was still enslaved, then you did not do it with all your focus. You came up with reasons you could not do it. That is part of the enslavement process taking taking effect and you did not even realize it.
Sure it made sense to you…but all distractions make sense.
I know that you will never experience true freedom unless you take back control of your mind.
You will never be able to manage your time, your money, your destiny or anything else if you don’t control your mind.
So if you did not go through the Demolishing_Strongholds_Full_Book book as I shared, then go back and go through Chapter 4 immediately.
Set aside the next two weekends and do it.
Go through each symptom and rate yourself.
Particularly the first symptom.
Just accept the fact you are deceived.
Francis Frangipane said it well when he said.“Once a person is deceived, he does not recognize that he is deceived, because he has been deceived.”
It is best to admit it is a possibility and see the light then to remain self-deceived and not get the help you need.
Then go through each scripture and ask GOD to expose where you are being manipulated. To show you the truth at all costs.
After, pray the prayer at the end of Chapter 4 for each stronghold HE reveals to you.
Don’t give the enemy any ground at all because this is how he can exploit your emotions and weaknesses and actually control your thinking processes.
Then join me on my video in a few days as I walk you through how to do this.
When you’re done you will be amazed.
To experience the true freedom we are talking about, you must open your heart and examine yourself honestly. You must be willing to hear the truth, and lastly, you must learn how your mind works.
But, more importantly, you must fight to take it back under control. To direct it at will and hold it on the things that have the greatest impact in helping you fulfill your destiny.
You must become a Jedi Warrior who knows how to use The Force…how to use it strategically like a weapon.
That being said… keep an eye on your inbox because in the next few weeks I’m going to be making available for the first time my mini course…Escape The Alcatraz Mind. It’s going to be a 1 hour, hands-on, work shop to help you learn how to your mind at will instead of being led around from one thought to the next.
It will enable you to experience the Mental Freedom You Were Destined to enjoy!
This mini workshop will give you the keys to take back control of your mind.
If you are sitting there thinking I don’t need this, I have control of my mind then I can already tell you that you are imprisoned. If you are sitting there thinking “Hummm maybe, I could fine tune myself” then you have hope. And if you are thinking “holy cow..this makes sense” then you are ready…
Let me finish with these quotes.
“The greatest deception is to convince the people they are not deceived. The greatest imprisonment is to convince them they are free.
The greatest trap is to believe that there is nothing wrong with you, that all is well” ~ Roger Gauthier
“La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu’il n’existe pas.”
(“The devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.”)”
~ Charles Baudelaire, Paris Spleen
“My people perish for a lack of knowledge” ~ GOD, Hosea 4:6
Until next time, remember to Always “Think Strategically.”
Upward & Onward;