By Dr Sherri Tenpenny
I recently completed, “The Magic of Believing.” What a marvelous little book. Originally written in the 1920s, the message is as relevant today as ever. Near the end, the author mentions a series of women who made their mark in history and have been long forgotten (since we don’t study history any more). I’ve made a list of pioneering women who forged paths for so many around the globe. In reading the biographies of these brave women, their stories inspire respect and appreciation.
I’m really enjoying “Gertrude Bell: Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia.” Gertrude Bell was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, archaeologist and spy who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to the formation of Iraq. Born in 1868, this a bold, Victorian woman defiantly turned her back on the status quo and traveled to the Middle East to live by her own rules. She has inspired me to be braver, more determined, stronger than ever. Her message, “Care not about the opinion of others – even family and closest friends — when you know your right and your are changing history,” reinforces my resolve to fight to retain our right to refuse mandatory vaccination.
“One Woman’s Crusade”, is book I really appreciate. It is the biography of Alice Paul, detailing her bravery, leadership and dogged determination to ensure women obtained the right to vote, a seven-decade quest. Adept at generating constant newspaper coverage and public attention for the campaign to adopt the legislation, Paul understood that ever-greater spectacle and sensation were needed to keep the suffrage issue in the forefront of the public’s mind. Her tactics escalated despite fierce criticism from everyone, including the President of the United States. Her conviction was so strong, she was willing to go to prison for her stance on the right to vote.
How sad that in barely two generations, we’ve mostly forgotten these strong women and the trail blazing they did for us. How disappointing we have lost our sense of adventure, our ability to stand up against the status quo (a pediatrician is intimidating? Really?). Few of us would publicly fight for — or go to jail over — the right to refuse the injection of foreign matter into our body and into our children. We need to have some of Alice Paul’s guts and become adept at her tactics for fighting the vaccine industry. Sadder still…most of us don’t even bother to vote.
This morning, I read about Vera Nyman. Another tenacious Victorian woman, she was widowed at age 26. Left destitute in the early 1920s, she sold household products door-to-door to survive. Her customers repeatedly asked for a product that would clean walls. Instead of simply saying none was available, an idea was sparked. She poured through chemistry books at the public library and spent evenings mixing concoctions in her bathtub. After five years, she found eleven chemicals that could be distilled into a blue liquid that would harmlessly clean walls. When no one would loan her money, she gave more than 50,000 personal demonstrations to housewives who then wanted to buy her product. She mixed and sold small quantities as the orders came in. Three years later, she borrowed $100 (about $1200 today), rented an abandoned speakeasy and lived in her factory to minimize expenses. Her company, Soil-Off Manufacturing, soon sold millions of dollars of product annually. And she refused to sell it when a drug company made her an offer. Would women (or men) today be that persistent, that determined, have that much staying power, to see their dream through to success?
We can’t have the country we want by emailing and faxing Congress, asking them to pass reasonable laws. Legislators are corporate puppets and the laws are trending against us. We can’t have the world we want through perpetual wars, fighting invisible enemies, using guns and indiscriminant force. Governments have multiple times more bullets than we could possibly own and more force than we could ever muster. And their minions are instructed to follow orders, arresting those who protest.
So what can we do?
We can change our country AND the world by shifting our thoughts and raising our beliefs to a higher vibration. This requires more than just positive thinking. “Trying to be positive” with a negative belief system is akin to putting a patch on an old wine skin and expecting it to hold new wine. If you’ve tried the Law of Attraction and claim it doesn’t work, it’s because what you want doesn’t line up with your belief system about having it.
Do you regularly invest time and money in yourself? Do you devote at least 1 hour a day to pruning your belief system, managing your thoughts, nurturing your personal growth? Do you believe you can be, do and have ANYTHING you want? Do you think big and dream expansively, knowing You Can Do It, or are you expecting “the government” to have the answers? Do you have the tenacity of Gertrude Bell, Alice Paul and Vera Nyman to do whatever it takes to have a life, a country and a world full of prosperity, health and freedom, for yourself and your children – and your children’s children?
What have you done lately to improve your life and your circumstances? Have you read “The Magic of Believing” or “The New Psycho-Cybernetics” by Maxwell Maltz, MD? Have you completed the recommended exercises in those books, such as creating a physical dream board, imaging everything on your board is already yours? Do you have a burning desire to achieve all you want from your life? Or are you letting life have its way with you, turning you into a negative, skeptical, naysayer?
This Memorial Day weekend, while we remember and honor those who have given so much, let’s work together to create a new world. Let’s start by making a list of what WE WANT to experience instead of focusing on what we don’t have and what we don’t want.
- Instead of redistributing wealth, let’s activate the creative power within each of us to become as wealthy as we want to be.
- Instead of depending on a government-designed healthcare system for relief, let’s embrace the notion that all healing comes from within. Take simple steps. Change your diet. Drink more water. Improve your sleep patterns. Do a thorough Spring-cleaning and eliminate all thoughts and emotions that prevent you from being healthy and keep you dependent on prescription drugs.
- Instead of blaming the economy for current financial circumstances, know that the prosperity you want, wants you…but it will only become a reality when it resonates with your core belief about money.
Thoughts are things. Words have power. Eliminate any stinkin’ thinkin’ you may have – get rid of words, thoughts and belief patterns that hold you back. True, lasting change comes from within. Decide TODAY that by this time next year – a mere 365 days from now – you will be living a life of your dreams. 365 days are going to come and go anyway. Why not create a plan, blaze a new trail, focus on a goal you want to achieve. Let the lives of these brave women strengthen your convictions. Let the memories of the past propel us to a new future. Success is a decision away. Let’s start now.