The Placebo Effect – Words and Beliefs Are Powerful

Happy Wednesday, my friends.

You probably know that the first hurdle every prospective drug must jump is The Placebo Effect. Did you know, though, that it averages about 22 percent?

I’m not surprised is you didn’t. It’s not a number the pharmaceutical industry has a vested of interest in advertising. That means, on average, patients taking a pill, with no known curative affects, get better 22 percent of the time just because they believe they’re taking medicine that will help them.

That’s WITHOUT even trying. Imagine how powerful your mind can be when you focus on an outcome.

It’s not to say that we don’t need medicine or that our thinking alone can heal us. I think it’s powerful tool in your toolkit, though, and one you certainly want working with you and not against you.

Your beliefs and your words have so much power! They can help you be braver, stronger, and more resilient. Here are a few #Rayquotes to add to the magnificent manifester that is your mind.

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

Ray

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

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

Meanderings on Enlightenment 1990

I wrote straight out of a very powerful visualization meditation on a warm spring afternoon in 1990. I came across it this morning and thought I’d share.

Just in case no one else reminds you today, YOU are awesome!

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay inspired!

Ray

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Small Business Affirmations 1 Video

Hey, my friends

This latest video on my YouTube channel is a series of affirmations targeted to small business owner and entrepreneurs.

The affirmations promote a positive mindset regarding your business and an encouraging message of forward progress. The affirmations are recorded in first and second-person for maximum impact. It’s suggested you listen with headphones and for about three weeks every day for best results.

The Affirmations:

1. I am a successful business owner.
2. Excellence is my personal brand. My commitment to it is unwavering.
3. I am attracting and finding new customers for my business every day.
4. My business grows by word of mouth every day.
5. My revenue and profit is growing every month.
6. I am finding new ways to expand my business with existing customers every day.
7. I am always adapting to meet my customers’ needs.
8. I offer world-class service at reasonable prices.

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

Ray

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Rayquotes #10

Happy Saturday, my friends. Here’s another batch of Rayquotes to inspire and make you think. These come to me, not out of my own wisdom, but from wisdom of the universe around us. They’re just moments of insight. May they speak to you today at just the right moment.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are AWESOME!

Ray

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