Original Poem – The Little Stargazer

My grandmother was a poet. Back in my teens and twenties I wrote poetry too. I penned (literally) this poem back in 1991. It recalled a time when I was eight years old looking at the night sky through my grandmother’s binoculars. Enjoy!

“THE LITTLE STARGAZER”

Little boy eight years old
dreaming of adventures bold.
peering up into the sky
at points of shining light.

Busy counting all the stars
through grandma’s old binoculars.
Wondering who might live out there
Perhaps a race advanced and fair.

Making plans one day to go
Out beyond our tiny globe.
Journey to the star fields bright
Out amid the scattered light.

Twenty years since that summer night
Spent scanning distant stellar light.
Still search that dazzling canopy
For someone staring back at me.

Ray Davis
1991

Affirmations for Dealing with Criticism

Elbert Hubbard once wrote, “To escape criticism – do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”

Most of us don’t want those outcomes in our lives, so we have to deal with the fact we will face criticism. The key is not to avoid it, but rather to use it productively in your quest.

Here are a few affirmations that suggest productive ways to use criticism.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!

Ray

Dogma Blocks a Better World

In a world where dogmas and entrenched beliefs rule, it’s practically impossible for better and new ideas to grow. Societies that become that, lose their forward momentum and they cease to be leaders.

The only way for a society to get better on this front is for individuals within that society to release limiting paradigms and be open to new ideas. All the world’s great ideas are not limited to certain times, certain places, and certain people. They’re born every day in the minds of people we “agree” and those we “disagree” with.

Failing to see that, we cut ourselves off from half or more of the better ideas that could improve country, planet, and species.

It’s up to each of us to reflect on how we are contributing to being stuck with ideas that don’t work anymore. The pace of change in the coming decades is likely to force our hands, but a more enlightened approach is to begin opening ourselves to new possibilities, figuring out how we make timeless ideas thrive in these new environments, and how we stop being a roadblock to needed change.

Our best future was not conceived in the past. It’s being conceived right now in real time. Our choice is to participate constructively in that process or be an obstacle to it.

Every great teacher and leader of the past did not re-entrench in old ideas. He or she brought new ideas to the table. They were change agents not defenders of the status quo. If we are to transform our times as powerfully and positively as they did, we must be agents for conscious change too.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!

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Sometimes You Just Have to Allow

Hey, my friends. I hope your Tuesday is bringing the best your way. You know sometimes, as counterintuitive as it seems, we have to cease the struggle and the digging and the grinding and just ALLOW.

That’s not to say that our determined action isn’t important in reaching our goals – it is. It’s simply a recognition that different circumstances call for different strategies. Sometimes all our action is getting in the way.

Here are five affirmations encouraging you to allow. So, allow it.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you’re awesome.

Ray

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See The Good

We live in a world where seeing the bad, the ugly, and the disheartening is just too damn easy.

Sometimes you have to work hard too see the good. Make it a point to do so today.

See the good. Experience the beauty around you. Spread some joy. Partake in the fun. Smile, smile, and smile some more.

Life is serious, but not so serious that you must live without the happiness you deserve.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you’re awesome!

Ray

One-Hour Meditative Law of Attraction Affirmations Video

This is hands down the best set of affirmations I’ve ever used or recorded. I’ve been using them since 1991 and first recorded them in 1993. This 2019 update is fantastic meditative experience that infuses your mind with the expectation that the people, places, and circumstances you seek in your life are on their way right now.

This hour-long recording is great for listening while you sleep or do tasks during the day. The mindset of attracting the things you want helps to align you with the universal principles of attraction (attracting what you see) and synchronicity (getting what you seek at just the right time).

For maximum impact, listen for at least 21 days. Try listening to them while you sleep. I used these for years during sleep.

Thank you all for your support of my work. I’m eternally grateful! Remember, in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!

Ray

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The Affirmations

  1. Whatever I need always comes my way.
  2. The people I need to meet always come my way.
  3. The information I need in my life always appears to me exactly when I need it.
  4. The doors that need to open always open for me.
  5. I attract money with every decision I make.
  6. I have everything I want and I am creating through my own effort and through the grace of divine light and love in my life.
  7. It is not the mountain I conquer but myself. I am reaching for the top of the mountain and my day in the sun is here.
  8. I am constantly health and wealth into my life.
  9. I am constantly attracting the perfect friendships into my life.
  10. I am constantly attracting the perfect work situations into my life.
  11. I am the heir to an abundant universe and today I claim my inheritance.
  12. I always have options.
  13. Life is good.
  14. I am constantly attracting positive people into my life.
  15. I am constantly attracting positive situations into my life.
  16. I am constantly attracting positive experiences into my life.
  17. I am constantly attracting successful people into my life.
  18. I am constantly attracting successful situations into my life.
  19. I am constantly attracting successful experiences into my life.
  20. I am constantly attracting more money into my life.
  21. Money flows to me easily and effortlessly.
  22. Love flows to me easily and effortlessly.
  23. Peace flows to me easily and effortlessly.
  24. I put out a positive vibration into the world and it returns to me multiplied.
  25. I give generously and it returns to me multiplied.

Anger Never Heals

As sure as 2+2 does not equal 5, anger + anger never equals peace, contentment, or healing.

We live in a world that’s too often filled with anger. Some have just causes for their anger. Others just have unresolved issues lingering in their lives that cause them to lash out at the world. Still others were never taught other tools for dealing with their feelings beyond anger.

The relative anonymity and distance of social media makes it simple to torch other people, their ideas, and their motives.

Whatever the reasons for the anger or the justifications, the equation still holds. Anger + anger never equals peace, contentment, or healing.

Yet, if you look at many of the forces trying to reshape the world, it is anger that drives them. In a world where facts morph and people need scapegoats for their paradigms to work, it’s easy to see to why.

But I tell you this and say it clearly. No solution to our challenges will be conceived anger or its allies blame, hatred, and violence. The belief that these mindsets can fix a world already drunk on them is delusional.

Because of the immutable equation above, angry mindsets, motives, and ideologies cannot mend and heal an angry world. They may believe their ends justify their means, but their success can only result in another version of an angry world.

All the great teachers from all the great faiths – living and dead – have spoken with one voice on this. It is love, it is compassion, it is peace that can remake this angry world. Despite thousands of years of these wise teachings, it’s still easier for many people to rise and live their days filled with anger, blame, and hatred. They speak of “those people” – whoever those people are to them. They point fingers and they scheme win the game by wiping alternative views off the board. They follow leaders and voices that stir their anger rather than their humanity.

General Omar N. Bradley aptly described our dilemma at the dawn of the nuclear age.

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.

We must get it through our heads that we are ALL in this together. For better or worse, we are passengers on this tiny little blue marble spinning precariously through a vast dark cosmos.

Peace is the way forward. Love is the way forward. Compassion is the way forward. It’s that simple and that hard. There are no exceptions to the rule. Anger begets anger. Love begets love.

The choice, as it always has been, is ours.

Just in case no one has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!

Ray

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