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Saturday, November 19, 2005


I was amazed....and it's hard to amaze me..."mind tools" teacher and MInd Mentor ...by the power of a simple INTENTION to set into motion creative action.

Even though I teach this stuff, somehow when it comes to my own life, I'm always a bit surprised (and always grateful) when it works so easily....

I was in Sedona a few weeks ago, and went to an energy vortex, where you could look out onto a rock formation that was said to be the place where Natives for thousands of years went to mentally set their intentions for whatever they wanted to create, or to have come into their lives.

So I put forth my intention....and as I did, I began to feel a loving energy flow into my heart...so I reinforced my intention with even greater focus, and added my heartfelt wish that my intended activity would allow me to be an even greater FORCE FOR GOOD in the world.

Now, several weeks later, back at home in Toledo, it's hard to explain, but I do feel different. I am more confident, more assured of my ability and my RIGHT to do the work that I have dedicated myself to....and unexpected opportunities are beginnning to flow.

Every day, I feel the energy within me growing stronger, like a thing that is alive and stirring...and I know that it is readying itself to break free...and when it does it will set into motion everything that is needed to complete all the goals I have worked for...and intended...for many years.

I will keep you posted as to what forms this emergence takes....

For now, I'd like to hear your comments...feel free to answer here or at my website, www.riatmilios.com

And I'd like to leave you with a few thoughts about how to use the power of intention for YOUR own goals. Here you go:

INTENTION: is an action or goal - it is mostly an intellectual event

- it involves the use of the will to attend to (lend awareness or consciousness to) something

- INTENDING is a process; it includes action plus emotion (therefore energy)

- it involves a mental steadiness; the personal will is aligned with higher consciousness

- intent creates a “clear field” through which mental energy can flow

- intent carries consciousness

- intent is affected by love or positive motivations

- intent creates a coherence of brain waves

- one person’s intent can create a resonance (and therefore coherence with) the brain waves of another

- intent creates the possibility for the alignment of wills for greater creative potential

- intent makes it possible for a “resonate transfer” to take place; when at least one person in a pair holds a “true” intention (one that is aligned with the greater will of the soul) doubt [which hinders the intent] from the other can be dispelled

Intention does not “live” in time and space; it exists in the realm of knowing vs. thinking

- Intention is a quantum event; it is information based, not energy/matter (as we know it) based; intention is therefore guided by coherence of thought and depth of thought, vs. content of thought

- Quantum information contains an additional measurement (of “spinning up” or “spinning down”), as occurs in chaos theory and physicist Carl Pribram’s implicate (potential) and explicate (manifested) realms of creation

- The next “information age” will be “the age of knowing” (intuitively and instantaneously)

Holding an Intention:

- sets the blueprint (goal)

- builds energy

- “invites” assistance from higher mental realms

Ways to Increase an Intention:

1) add desire

2) add need (it is said that “even herbs resonate to a person in need of their service”)

3) increase concentration, focus and intensity of the mental thought or state of mind

4) add the intentions of another consciousness that is in resonance with your

Please make your comments...here or at www.ritamilios.com....



Friday, November 18, 2005

Get a Positive Mindset

Most of us don't spend much time thinking about the way we think. But thinking is a habit, and the way we talk to ourselves in our minds is a habit. Bad habits, such as negative self-messages and put-downs, get bad results: low self-esteem, depression, lack of motivation. Good habits, such as talking to yourself in a positive way, focusing on positive thoughts, and being positive with other people, get good results: success, happiness, peace of mind. While no one is positive all the time, there are ways to gain a positive "mind set" so that positive thinking becomes a habit.

Eliminate Negative Self-Talk

You probably don't realize how many times a day you send yourself negative mental messages. The habit of negative self-talk goes unnoticed after a while. But studies show that most people hear between 300 and 400 negative message per day - many of them in their own minds.

Start monitoring your inner dialogue. Write down each negative message that you notice over two or three days. Mental comments such as "That was stupid," or "I knew I'd mess it up," simply serve to reinforce a poor self-image and a lack of confidence in our own power to control our lives.

Begin today to consciously change negative thoughts. Whenever you feel yourself starting to think a negative thought, STOP. Don't finish it. Change the thought a positive one before it leaves you.

Give Yourself a Mirror Pep Rally

Another way to create the habit of positive thinking is to give yourself a "mirror pep rally." Each morning (or whenever you feel the need) look at yourself in the mirror and say: "I am a positive person. I look for and see only the positive in every situation. I am thankful for the good that comes my way, and the lessons that I am allowed to learn."

Don't Worry

Like positive thinking, worrying is a habit, too - a bad habit. Worrying is a waste of time and it does nothing to change a situation. Not only is worry wasteful, it is destructive and self-defeating, dragging you into a chasm of imagined fears and doubts that serve to undermine your positive outlook. Would it not be better to put your worries out of your mind? Here are some tips to help you reduce your worry time:
• Maintain a worry-time schedule. Set aside one half hour each day to do all your worrying. During this half hour, worry to your heart's content, playing out all the possibilities to their ultimate catastrophe. But at any other time during the day, you must not indulge in worrying.
• Gradually reduce your worry-time. Start with a half hour a day. After a week, cut it down to twenty minutes, then ten minutes. Then eliminate your worry-time altogether.
• Create an imaginary "safe place" to contain your worries. One psychologist keeps three jars on his desk-top. The first is labeled Doubts. The second is labeled Fears. The third is labeled Worries. Whenever he has a doubt, a fear, or a worry, he simply lifts the lid on the appropriate jar and "tosses" the feeling inside.

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Monday, November 14, 2005


Welcome to Mind Matters...I look forward to your comments.

Here is a short article for you...I'd love to hear what you think.


by Rita Milios,
The Mind Mentor

Creativity and self-esteem - for the person fortunate enough to have an abundance of both, the world is a wonderful place. It is filled with opportunities, challenges, and most probably, success. But does having one give you an edge for obtaining the other as well?


If there is a connection between self-esteem and creativity, it is a mental one. According to psychologist William Grey, our feelings act as “organizers" for both our mind and our personality. When our feelings are suppressed or out of reach, our mind's ability to organize, synthesize and correlate thoughts - to do the ground work necessary for creativity to take place - is hampered. On the other hand, when we are in touch with our feelings, we have freer access to our creative source.


It appears that an essential element in emotional well-being - and creativity - is attitude. How you think leads to how you feel. If you think, "I’m not good enough" (to perform a certain task, to get a new job, to be in the company of certain people), then you won't be. You will fulfill your own prophecy - not because there is something innately inferior about you, but simply because you will have closed off the opportunity to try, and therefore to possibly succeed. Do this enough times and you will come to believe, and even expect, your failure to continue. To succeed you will then need to change the belief that holds you - and your creativity - down.
Beliefs are created in the mind, by the thoughts you hold in your mind, the thoughts that you focus on and give your attention to. You might want to try the following simple exercise, designed to help you take charge of your thinking and gain a more positive outlook:


What kind of messages do you give yourself all day long? It has been estimated that the average person's mind processes about three to four hundred negative statements per day. Do you say, "I knew I’d never get it right," or do you call yourself a "dummy" when you make a mistake? Stop it! Catch those negative statements before they have a chance to become "programmed” into your mental state. Change the negative statements into positive ones, instead.
Start by keeping a log of how many times you make a negative statement to yourself during a typical day, either out loud or in your mind. Also log how many times you pay attention to the negative statements of others around you. Becoming aware of just how much negative programming you are experiencing is an important first step. Then begin catching yourself in the act. just as you are about to make a negative statement. Say, “STOP!” Change the negative statement to a positive one. You might say, “I did have a problem this time but now I know more about how to make it right the next time.” And you will. With practice you will gain a more positive outlook. Over time, you may find that not only has your attitude improved, but your creativity has increased as well.