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GENIUS – IT COULD BE YOU!

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Every now and then we hear about someone in school who is considered a genius. Exactly what is a genius, and what does it take to be one? The word “genius” is used to describe someone who possesses extraordinary intelligence. The way the world can recognize a genius is by knowing what he has accomplished. There may be geniuses who have never accomplished anything extraordinary and who never became famous, but their I.Q’s are, nevertheless, on par with those who have.

Genius is not the same as talent. To have talent, a person has to be able to do some special type of work especially well. It means he is able to acquire a certain skill very quickly and easily.

For instance, a person may have a talent for playing the piano, or ice-skating, or painting.

But genius is more than talent. A genius usually contributes something to the world which we would not have without them.

Now, it’s true that men and women of genius have usually specialized in some field such as chemistry, literature, music or art. But unless the general intelligence of such a person is exceptional, too, he would merely have talent.

Training, practice and dedication bring out genius, but true geniuses usually has tremendous drive which enables them to work hard and long and to overcome obstacles that would stop ordinary people.

In order to discover a genius or a potential genius in prospective employees,  you should have them do a Personnel Potential Analysis, IQ and Aptitude tests before you hire them.

If you are an employer you can do a free on-line Personnel Potential Analysis and evaluation by clicking on this link:http://measurablesolutions.com/personnelpotentialanalysis/

Yours in discovery,

Paul Turnbull

Executive

Measurable Solutions, Inc

 
 

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Power of Creativity

Earl Hits a High NoteImagination is not the same as creativity. Creativity takes the process of imagination to another level. My definition of creativity is “the process of having original ideas that have value.” Imagination can be entirely internal. You could be imaginative all day long without anyone noticing. But you would never say that someone was creative if that person never did something. To be creative you actually have to do something. It involves putting your imagination to work to make something new, to come up with new solutions to problems, even to think of new problems or questions.

YOU CAN THINK OF CREATIVITY AS APPLIED IMAGINATION.

Sir Ken Robinson, The Element

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2014 in Inspiration, Purpose

 

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Four Characteristics of Genius

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Photo of Leonardo DaVinci
Can anyone become a genius? Don’t you have to be born with it? What part does a formal education play in becoming a genius?
Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it – so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience, would have achieved success?
“In business, sometimes, prospects may seem darkest when really they are on the turn. A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.” Elbert Hubbard
Learn something new every day of your life… “Still learning” was Michelangelo’s motto until the day of his death.
“All the genius I have lies in this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. I study it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the efforts that I make are what people are pleased to call the fruits of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.” Alexander Hamilton
The world’s greatest geniuses have all had 24 personality characteristics in common and you can develop the same traits yourself, says an expert.
“Most people have the mistaken idea that geniuses are born, not made”, declared Dr. Alfred Barrios, author of the book, Towards Greater Freedom and Happiness.
 
“But if you look at the lives of the worlds greatest geniuses like Edison, Socrates, DaVinci, Shakespeare, Einstein, you will discover they all had 24 personality characteristics in common.
“These are traits that anyone can develop. It makes no difference how old you are, how much education you have, or what you have accomplished to date. Adopting these personality characteristics enables you to operate on a genius level.”
Here are 4 of the characteristics Dr. Barrios lists, which enable geniuses to come up with and develop new and fruitful ideas. I will give you four more in my next post and continue that with subsequent posts until all 24 are covered. In the meantime, practice these four:
1. DRIVE. Geniuses have a strong desire to work hard and long. They’re willing to give all they’ve got to a project. Develop your drive by focusing on your future success, and keep going.
2. COURAGE. It takes courage to do things others consider impossible. Stop worrying about what people will think if you’re different.
3. DEVOTION TO GOALS. Geniuses know what they want and go after it. Get control of your life and schedule. Have something specific to accomplish each day.
4. KNOWLEDGE. Geniuses continually accumulate information. Never go to sleep at night without having learned at least one new thing each day. Read. And question people who know.
   One way to increase these four points of genius is to do online courses that improve your ability to understand how to run a business effectively. I know that a lot of professionals were not taught how to succeed and these online courses are a step in the right direction. Click the link below and start on the road to becoming a genius.
 
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Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Consulting, Inspiration, Purpose

 

Chiropractic Christmas Poem

T’was the day before Christmas,
but there was no cheer.
No jingle bells jingled, no sound of reindeer.
The word had got out that Santa was sick.
There’d be no friendly visit from jolly St. Nick.

The people were sad; no gaiety sounded.
For Christmas had come,
but Santa was grounded.
He walked down the street,
and what should he see?
On a small sign was printed, Family Life Chiropractic

Now, Santa was not one to like a new tactic,
But all else had failed, so he’d try Chiropractic.
He entered the office and saw at a glance
In a place such as this illness hasn’t a chance.

For all were smiling; the music was snappy,
With all the patients contented and happy.
In a very short time, to judge by the clock,
He was in the adjusting room, talking to Doc.

“It must be the hurry, the tension and all.
I simply can’t seem to get on the ball.
Life used to be easy, just toys, guns and whistles.
Now I have to dodge fall-out,
space ships and missiles.”

And Doc, take a look at the size of this pack!
Have you any idea what it does to my back?
Poor Santa was miserable; just barely able
With the help of the doctor, to get to the table.

The doctor was gentle. Without fuss or tussle
He examined the vertebrae
and relaxed the muscles.
He spotted the trouble, and then with a click,
Started aligning the ailing St. Nick.

And Santa felt aches and pains slipping away.
In no time at all he began to feel gay.
The air was a tingle with a new fallen snow.
And a healthy Kris Kringle was rarin’ to go.

As he went out the door, he threw all a kiss.
Why, it has been centuries since
he’d felt as good as this!
Then once more he shouldered the bag full of toys.
His heart overflowing with true Christmas joys.

So, may we, your friends, echo this cheer?

Merry Christmas to you
and to all a good year!

 

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2010 in Chiropractic, Inspiration

 

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What is life force?

B.J. Palmer Quote :
Living, usually buried, in us is an Innate Intelligence. If we could open those flood gates and let Innate flow, we would be as good and as great as it, itself. Living in all of us is our innate selves. Innate is God in human beings. Innate is good in human beings. Innate is life in human beings. Innate is health in human beings. Innate is sane in human beings. Let Innate flow in and through us and we can accomplish the great wonders.”

Chiropractic Philosophy Science and Art. Vol. XXXII, pg. 56

 

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Immortality by B.J. Palmer

“What is life, disease, death and immortality?”

“These questions have been asked of savants of all ages. They have remained unanswered until the advent of Chiropractic, which will, in time, lift the curtain that hangs between this life and the one beyond. This science has given an intelligent explanation of disease, and now, I shall attempt, for the first time, to give a comprehensive explanation to the other three questions.”

“What is life? How did it create this human mechanism, and continue it as a living entity? From whence does it come, and whither does it go? What is it? ”

“We are acquainted with the outward manifestations of life, disease and death, but these are only the symptoms of something real which the human race has desired to know. We have an instinctive longing to get back of these. We want to know comprehensively the cause of each.”

“Last, but not least, we possess an inherent craving, an aspiration to know what there is beyond this life, what of the immortality of the soul, spirit, the Innate conscious living intelligence, that never had a begin­ning, nor will it have an ending?”

“Man is a dual entity. He is composed of the mortal, and immortal – the everlasting – that which always existed, and always will.”

“The Innate Intelligence, known by the names, soul, spirit, nature, instinct, subconscious mind and intuition, has the duplicate senses in Educated Intelligence.”

“Innate has its own consciousness; it is not dependent upon the body for its existence, any more than we are on the house we live in; its immortality, its external existence, does not rely upon the life of the body it inhabits. It is invincible, cannot be overcome by material changes. It is invulnerable, and not subject to wounds or injuries.”

“Innate is not the mind, the thinking quality with which we are familiar. The functions of the brain, upon which the mind depends for outward expressions, are like other functions, under the control of Innate. It is behind that and expresses itself by that means. It can set aside for consideration, the sensations, emotions, passions, desires, or any other mental phenomena, or physiological functions, and thereby receive educational impressions thru it. ”

“Innate is self-existent, remains unchanged, is not a part of mental or physical manifestation; but instead controls these, when not hindered by diseased conditions, caused by displacements of the skeletal frame.”

“The life, of which we are acquainted, is of the physical which exists as long as Innate occupies the body. To be able to perform the functions of the body, is to live.”

“Disease consists in deranged functions. Functions may become so extremely abnormal, that Innate cannot maintain control, making the body untenable. This dissolution, we call death.”

“Immortality is the life entered by Innate at its birth. The former birth being that of the physical, the latter of the spiritual.”

Excerpted from the book The Science of Chiropractic by B.J. Palmer – 1906

What if you are immortal? Would that change anything in your life? I would think so.

 
 

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Integrity!

Who was the Father of Medicine? What did he have to say about the use of drugs? Among the Greeks around 400 B.C. there lived a man who was convinced that the body had a built-in wish to be well. His name was Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine.

“A strong case could be made for the fact that he was by all contempo­rary standards, a drugless practitioner. The remedies he prescribed were preparations concocted from vegetables, spices, oils and herbs. Among his “folk medicine” cures were gargles, inhalants, and various brews of grain, moderate and effective, especially when administered with traditional Hippocratic faith in the body’s compulsive wish to be well.” Marcus Bach – The Chiropractic Story

Hippocrates also reminded his students that,

“Where there is love of man, there is also a love of healing.”

History says he was the greatest Greek physician that ever lived, and “physician” was by no means confined only to medicine. The word had its root in physis which meant nature and implied a thorough knowledge of the development and growth of things, especially as these related to the health and wholeness of the life of man.

Hippocrates wrote an Oath of Integrity for physicians, a code of standards and ideals to which they must swear to adhere in the practice of their pro­fession. This Oath could be adopted by Chiropractors who see in it, the truth of how to practice. Here it is in its entirety:

“I do solemnly swear by that which I hold most sacred:

That I will be loyal to the profession of medicine and just and generous to its members;

That I will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor; That into whatsoever house I shall enter, it shall be for the good of the sick to the utmost of my power, I holding myself aloof from wrong, from corruption, and from the temptation of others to vice;

That I will exercise my art solely for the cure of my patients, and will give no drug, perform no operation for a criminal purpose, even if solicited, far less suggest it;

That whatsoever I shall see or hear of the lives of men which is not fitting to be spoken, I will keep inviolably secret.

These things I do promise, and in proportion as I am faithful to this my oath may happiness and good repute be ever mine – the opposite if I shall forsworn.”

Integrity by definition is: “strict adherence to a code of moral values, artistic principles, or other standards; complete sincerity or honesty.”

Would the integrity of man play a more important role in his life if he truly knew he was immortal? That what he did today had an affect on him tomorrow. Three-quarters of the population of earth believes that man is spiritual in nature and that he will live on after the death of the matter that he inhabits.

Galileo was born the day that Michelangeo died; the year of his death was the year that Sir Isaac Newton, the discoverer of the law of gravitation, was born.

Paul Turnbull

 

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Universal Peace and Happiness

Can you see anything in this title upon which all right thinking humans cannot agree? The Hindu, the Mohammendan, the Persian, the Catholic, Protestant and Jew can join in such a statement of Faith and not be in conflict with his specific religious conviction.

Lack of any great and inspired thought upon which Mankind, as a whole, can fix its attention, in general agreement, is largely responsible for present world discord and distrust.

If every human everywhere could daily declare, in his own native tongue and experience in his own consciousness the same faith in Man and in God–the universality of friendly feeling and power for good, so engendered, would truly remake the world!

Atomic and hydrogen bombs, guided missiles, bacteriological warfare–everything fiendish and destructive that Man can conceive will not do it.

THOUGHT is the only power in the universe that can bring men together or tear them apart. The fact, however, has been persistently overlooked or disregarded. Perhaps it is because thought, in itself, is so elusive, so unpredictable, so difficult to pin down or control. And yet, everywhere about us, we see the evidence and result of thought, good or bad.

You may not feel that your little contribution to this world scene amounts to much. But you are a human, possessed of strong likes and dislikes, deep hatreds, prejudices or resentments. You have feelings and these feelings are being expressed in your daily life toward all those with whom you come in contact. It is the sum total of these feelings which you and fellow humans are expressing toward one another which has brought on this chaotic world condition.

In the world of tomorrow, humans of all races and creeds are going to have to learn to live peacefully, cooperatively and happily together.

A child recognizes no difference in the choice of his playmates of any race or denomination, unless so taught by prejudiced elders. We cannot afford to let the consciousness of our younger generation be inflamed by rabble-rousers who make a business of such excitation, or by uninformed, intolerant individuals who should know better.

Every race has some objectionable features. None of us is perfect. But each race, without exception, possesses many splendid qualities.

Why not, in all fairness–“Judge the individual–and not the race!” When you hold the individual of any race responsible for right conduct and accept his association on this basis, you are demanding the best of him. If you, in turn, are giving your best, he can give you no less without forfeiting your good will, respect and regard. No worthwhile individual will surrender such human values without putting forth great effort in his own behalf.

Don’t wait for the other fellow to change his thinking–change yours!

Harold Sherman 1953.

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2009 in Inspiration, Purpose

 

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Spiritual Healing and Cancer

The relentless search for the causes and cure of cancer has now led medical scientists to a new and dramatic frontier; that of the human emotions. Surprising clues are being found which may, some day, answer such provocative questions as:

Can continued fear, worry and disappointment be an important cause of cancer?

Does cancer race through a patient’s body or slow down to a snail’s pace depending on his attitude to life?

Do the cancer cells deliberately choose a specific organ to attack, the choice based on the particular kind of emotional problem plaguing the patient?

Do we all carry around cancer cells and do they only run wild when triggered off by some mysterious process in which the emotions play a part?

A few years ago doctors felt that the emotions were influential chiefly in producing such conditions as asthma, peptic ulcer, hypertension, backaches and headaches. Cancer they felt was an exception. It was purely an organic disease. If the condition were untreated or untreatable the cells multiplied furiously, spread through the body, and death followed inevitably.

But doctors have lately been puzzled by cases where this did not happen. The patient either recovered completely from an alleged “fatal” disease or went on to enjoy good health for several years. Furthermore, two patients with the same degree of illness, given exactly the same treatment would respond differently. Such cases led to speculation that somehow the personality of the patient governed the course of cancer. This theory was then tested in various clinics and hospitals with some rather surprising results.

Thus there is building up a weight of medical testimony in support of our contention that cancer is a result of inner mind disharmony and this leads us to the natural conclusion that the prevention and cure of cancer comes naturally with the province of spiritual healing.

Harry Edwards, 1955

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2009 in Health Care, Inspiration, Purpose

 

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The Truth about the Power that Heals the Body

The Truth

“We Chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul.  We release
the prisoned impulse, the tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the
mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them into life.  We
deal with the magic power that transforms a common food into living,
loving, thinking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and
scents the flowers with the glory of the air.

In the dim, dark, distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the
morning star, this power spoke and there was life; it quickened the slime
of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its
fellows in countless living forms.  Through aeons of time it finned the fish
and winged the bird and fanged the beast.  Endlessly it worked, evolving
its form until it produced the crowning glory of them all.  With tireless
energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently,
relentlessly dissolves the form, and absorbs the spirit into itself again.

And yet you ask, “Can Chiropractic cure appendicitis or the flu?”  Have
you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that
animates the living world?

                                     –B.J. Palmer, D.C., Ph.C.

universeIn my last article I quoted the definition of Innate Intelligence. B.J. Palmer also expressed the following description of Innate Intelligence in his book “The Science of Chiropractic,” 1906. This material is not for you to educate your patients with but for you to get a full understanding of the power that you are releasing by adjusting the skeletal frame of the human body:

“Man is a dual entity. He is composed of the mortal and immortal—the everlasting—that which always existed, and always will.”

“The Innate Intelligence, known by the names, soul, spirit, nature, instinct, subconscious mind and intuition, has the duplicate senses in Educated Intelligence.”

 “Innate has its own consciousness; it is not dependent upon the body for its existence, any more than we are on the house that we live in; its immortality, its external existence, does not rely upon the life of the body it inhabits. It is invincible, cannot be overcome by material changes. It is invulnerable, and not subject to wounds or injuries.”

“Innate is not the mind, the thinking quality with which we are familiar. The functions of the brain, upon which the mind depends for outward expressions, are like other functions, under the control of Innate. It is behind thot and expresses itself by that means. It can set aside for consideration, the sensations, emotions, passions, desires, or any other mental phenomena, or physiological functions, and thereby receive educational impressions through it.”

“Innate is self-existent, remains unchanged, is not a part of mental or physical manifestation; but instead controls these, when not hindered by diseased conditions, caused by displacements of the skeletal frame.”

“The life, of which we are acquainted, is of the physical which exists as long as Innate occupies the body. To be able to perform the functions of the body, is to live.”

“Disease consists in deranged functions. Functions may become so extremely abnormal, that Innate cannot maintain control, making the body untenable. The dissolution, we call death.”

I’ve also taken parts of a chapter in a book by Ralph O’Day entitled “Real I Zation” dated 1943 because he gives a good description of the power that you are releasing during an adjustment of a patient. I’ve edited these paragraphs so they align with what B.J. Palmer has stated above.

“Science defines energy as an inherent capacity for work, a potential force. It says that force is that same energy in action; or the activity of energy. It further states that power is force applied to objects with the purpose of moving or changing them. Scientists differentiate the ideas of energy, force and power, and in this fine distinction, we find a clue to the understanding of Innate Intelligence. What science calls the one, source of universal energy, we simply call in the individual, Innate Intelligence.”

“But energy is not force, unless, or until, it is set into motion. It is potential, at rest, until released. Waterfall, wind, gravitation, and earthquake, are examples of force, which is energy in action. Force is destructive, unless controlled and directed by intelligence. When the force of moving water, or of electricity, is controlled and directed by engineers, it becomes power. Power is simply applied or directed force.”

“Electricity will rush over any wire available, toasting a piece of bread for your pleasure, or electrocuting you with equal abandon. When intelligence and will are used in connection with force, it is directed into constructive and helpful channels. When no understanding, no will-power, no faith, nor other faulty guides force, it is blind and destructive. That is because it is impersonal. Sunshine and rain fall equally “on the just and the unjust.” Gravitation, electricity or water operates unfailingly to bless or to destroy either the saint or the sinner.”

“Innate Intelligence is a potential energy source; but energy must be set free, to work. Then it is force, which may be either constructive or destructive. Force either builds up or tears down—more often tears down. But when the Chiropractor who understands the activity of Innate Intelligence, and releases it by removing nerve interference, that force becomes “the power to heal.”

“What power causes the suns and planets to mover in their orbits? Spirit, the only power there is. What power lifts your little finger? Spirit, the only power there is. What force sweeps through the forest, leaving only charred ashes behind? Spirit, of course, for that is the only force. But, in that case, it was not directed by intelligent will to a constructive end.”

“What force can be blocked within the body resulting in the destruction of the cells and tissues? Why Spirit, of course, for that is the only force there is. But, in that case, it is not directed by will or understanding, or even faith. When you know that the same force directing the course of all the stars in the heavens is the force that moves the blood through your body; digests your food; breathes in your lungs; and that it can be directed, controlled, and made to work perfectly, you are coming near to the truth.”

“Innate Intelligence, the totality of energy, force, and power, manifests itself in many ways. It builds up and it tears down, to prepare for new and better forms. That is why the whole universe is constantly changing. Everything is in a state of flux. Everything is becoming something new and better. This constant change is always toward improvement. It is controlled, or can be controlled, by Innate Intelligence; therefore it is not to be feared when this is understood.”

“We can intelligently direct the power of Spirit to every part of our bodies, and to every condition in our affairs, just as we direct water through pipes, or electric power through wires. We can do this when we understand the nature of Spirit as the Dynamic of the universe.”

“Here we begin to get a clue to the working of Spirit or Innate Intelligence in healing the human body. The density of bodies is in direct ratio to their vibration rate, the faster the vibration rate, the less dense the body, because the space is greater between the electrons composing it. When a man is sick or unhappy he says he is feeling ‘low’, which is fact, for his body vibration is slow, and his density and weight are increased. You even hear folks complain of ‘heaviness’, which again is true for them at the time. The principle has been explained by Professor Einstein, who claims that a fast moving object, a bullet, for example, weighs less when in motion than when at rest. This body, which we have thought to be a dense, physical object, may be just that, under certain conditions, when the atoms making it up are moving slowly.”

“Take heart. Have no fear. All things and conditions in your environment are of much lower vibration than you. You can cut through them when you know that all the powerful machinery of the universe is back of you; that you are here for the special purpose of handling the situations confronting you; and that you have been tempered and sharpened to the highest degree in order to do the job.”

So deliver your adjustments to your patients and speed up their vibrations. Lift up their awareness so they can laugh and buzz right through every condition they meet. You can not fail as a Chiropractor, when you realize you are releasing a universal power in the human body called Innate Intelligence.

 

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