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The Human Family Crash Course Series {6} ~ Law Of Attraction {10} ~ Recieve Miracles In Your Life

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and dios-raw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our sixth topic is focused on «Law Of Attraction». Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you.

Receive your miracle. Learn this secret and receive miracles in your life. Miracles have saved marriages, helped people become millionaires. I mean it is incredible what miracles can do in your lives. Everything operates under universal law. The physical, the quantum and the spiritual, everything operates under universal law. There are invisible forces and invisible laws as well under which the universe operates. These invisible laws are oftentimes referred to as the hermetic principle, the emerald tablet of hermes of course is the most famous of the hermetic principles. The ancient mystery schools taught that as above so below, as within so without. You make changes in your life and incredible things are going to happen in your life outside.

It is very important for you to understand that energy flows and that you have the ability to control your energy, to master your energy. The late Steven Covey talked about the law of the farm that you must plant the seeds in order to have a harvest. But what people try to do is that they plant a seed today and they want a harvest tomorrow. It doesn’t work that way. The ancient scriptures talk about reaping and sowing and that is what it is all about.

Here’s are few principles for receiving miracles :

Number one principle of law of the farm is having a specific seed for a specific harvest. You have to know what exactly it is you desire to help you grow. If you don’t have a specific seed, you may end up growing a number of things. If you want apples, you better have apple seeds. If you want an incredible relationship, you better know exactly what kind of seeds it is that you want. I desire an incredible loving relationship and the seed is the seed of giving, the seed is the seed of trust. Know exactly what kind of seed you are planting. And then again people want to harvest before they have planted the seed. You have to be willing to do the work first. Plant the seed and make it happen.

Energy flows where attention flows. If you have energy and you are pushing out that energy in a direction, it will go because your attention is already there. Set your intention to where you want all your vibrational energy to flow. Well thoughts are seeds aren’t they? Thoughts are seeds that you must plant. If you have bad thoughts then you have bad seeds, you have weeds. So mastering your thoughts is absolutely essential.

The Garden of Love. If you love whatever it is that you are manifesting, whether it is your business, your career, your health all of that, if you are manifesting that and you love it, it will come. You got to love what you are manifesting. If you will love what you are manifesting, you will see miracles in your life beyond your wildest of dreams.

The Garden of Health. It is difficult to put in the kind of energy you need to grow the kind of life you desire if your health isn’t working for you. So take care of your health first.

The Garden of Money. Money grows money. Think of your money as something that you can use to build a better life with. But it is yours only to think if your money is something that you leverage. Everytime you think of money in your hands, think about how you can use this money to leverage it and to get a better life or get more money.

LIke attracts like. Be very specific about what you want. Be specific with what you desire.

Miracles happen. Believe in them. They don’t just happen to other people, they happen to you. Open your eyes and broaden your thinking to see more, to know more, to believe more. This is your miracle. Have you had any miracle in your life? Do share.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {6} ~ Law Of Attraction {8} ~ Scripting Secrets To Manifest Anything

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw0.wordpress.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our sixth topic is focused on «Law Of Attraction». Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

In today’s post we will discuss secrets of scripting which will manifest anything you want in your life. There are so many people now who are using scripting and some of them are jumping up and down. It is like they are on a trampoline, they are so excited. They are constantly filled with energy because they are manifesting new homes, new careers, new cars and dream vacations, lotteries, I mean they are manifesting all kinds of wonderful things in their lives. And then there are other people who do scripting and go “Wow, this stuff just doesn’t work!”. If you are one of the latter kind, read the complete post to find out what exactly you are doing wrong and what to do right in order to manifest all the good things that you desire in your life.

One of the things that you should take note of that you should always, Script Big. I mean if you are going to script highflyers, script big because most people don’t. Another thing is remove the word “want” from your scripting. Scripting is better done in present tense and when I say present tense, I am talking about “I Am” statements. “I am happy.” “I am loved.” “I am healthy.” “I am rich.” “I am joyful.” “I am filled with excitement.” You are talking about something that you desire which is already happening. In other words, “I am so excited that I am driving my new Maserati.” or “I am so happy that I am driving my new Mustang.” or whatever it is that you desire and you make it present tense. When you do that your subconscious mind believes that you already have it and it sends that vibration and that frequency to the infinite field of potential and the infinite field of potential says “Oh Maserati, Okay here it comes…vroom”. You get the idea right?

So script in present tense. I am talking about your love relationships, your money in the bank account like “I am so excited, I have a million dollars sitting in my bank account or in my investments or in my gold or in land whatever it is.” Talk about your success in present tense. You are scripting to your subconscious mind. You are talking to your subconscious mind but you are telling your subconscious mind what you want, you are telling your subconscious mind what you have manifested. Very important line, let me write that again once more, “You are talking to your subconscious mind but you are telling your subconscious mind what you want, you are telling your subconscious mind what you have manifested.” Scripting uses present tense programming. I am programming things to make things happen for you, you who are reading this post.

Include gratitude in every script. I feel so good. Talk about feelings. As Neville Goddard says “Feelings are the secrets to manifesting your deepest desires. Then set goals. Set goals for scripting in your diary for 28 days. Don’t miss a day and once a week (say Sunday) you go back and read everything you have scripted for the week. Then next week on Sunday, read everything that you have scripted in the last two weeks. And then the next week on Sunday, read everything that you have scripted in the last three weeks. So you are always reading something you have scripted every sunday unless it is already manifested and then you can put a big red over it with Thank You!!. I love manifesting, it feels good.

So do the scripting for 28 days and please think big big big big big…please because what you script is what you are going to manifest and so you might as well manifest something big, something worthwhile and something exciting. Don’t just script about one thing, don’t just script about the car you want, don’t just script about the relationship, script about your entire life. Script about all the things you desire in your life. The more time and effort you spend in scripting, the more you will reprogram your subconscious mind to manifest the life you desire. You can have it all I have no doubt.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {6} ~ Law Of Attraction {6} ~ Keys To Successfully Dreaming Big

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw0.wordpress.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our sixth topic is focused on «Law Of Attraction». Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

Are you ready to dream big? I mean are you ready to take your dreams and turn them into manifestation? Maybe you have been up against it a few times and things haven’t been working out so well. I am here to tell you never give up, never give up on your dreams. In this post, I am going to show you how you can turn around those dreams which have been sitting in mothballs for a while and make them happen for you.

Chances are that if you are running into resistance and you have not been able to manifest things that way you want them to or you would like to do, if you have been running into blockages, they are coming from your subconscious mind. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. Children know how to dream big despite challenges. I mean they really do. My three and a half year old nephew has no limit to his dreams or his desires. And sometimes yes they don’t necessarily fit with reality like he says he is superman and he is going to fly upto that airplane or knock that gorilla in the movie right up on the nose. He has big dreams and that’s what I am trying to tell you that you can have big dreams too. Why do children have this capability of dreaming big? This is because upto the age of 7, the brain waking state is primarily theta and that is basically trance all the time. That is why yelling at a young kid really doesn’t work. They are in a dream state and they are constantly dreaming and constantly focusing on what they are becoming. You and I can do the same thing as well. We can put ourselves in theta brain state more often with more success.

Now we have negative experiences in life and we have what we would call defeats and they bring about fear and doubts. But when you choose to take about those fears and doubts by relaxing your body, taking a deep breath and putting your body into theta and then focusing on as Neville Goddard says “The Wish Fulfilled”. When you start doing that, I mean incredible things are going to happen in your life. You can sit back and let your subconscious mind be overwhelmed with your fears, with your doubts and with your circumstances. But I urge you to focus on the outcome and focus on the wish fulfilled. Let’s not necessarily focus on our circumstances because that is not going to help you.

We all have challenges but people that accomplish and create incredible things, whether it is in art, whether it is music or whether it is in relationships, whether it is in athletics or business or finance or politics, they overcome those setbacks and they focus on the wish fulfilled and they make that wish fulfilled present times. In other words, they make it as if it’s now. Just now any child who is constantly in theta state. How can you do that? Like I said earlier, more time relaxing, more time visualizing, not what you don’t want but what you do want to be manifested in your life, what you are bringing into reality. And then you are going to flow money and love and health and abundance and healing and happiness in relationships and all you desire in your life. It is all going to get better because everything is going to align and line up with your deepest desires and dreams and goals.

I have heard people say that as a newborn, because a newborn dreams about 18 hours a day, did you know that? That’s all they do. And you can see this from the REM (Rapid eye movement). What are they dreaming about? They don’t have life experience at all. According to many philosophers and scientists, they are dreaming about their future life. They are creating their future life and then young children take naps and longer sleep time, they are dreaming about their future reality as well and they are dreaming about it when they are playing, when they are watching television. They are dreaming about it when they are interacting with their friends, family and that is why having a good environment is very important. Not just for the kids but for you as well, YOU need a good environment to dream.

How do we create such a conducive environment for dreaming with all our challenges :

Do what makes you happy. Dream big highflyers.
Believe it with all your heart and soul. What good it is to dream about anything if you are not going to take the time to believe it. That’s the key. Whatever it is, your relationships, your money, your finances, your health, you have got to believe it totally and completely. Believe the wish fulfilled. Believe the miracle in your life and then put the time to clear away the blocks and counters intentions and you can do that with a number of different methods but one of the key things you can do is get into theta and relax and focus on what you deeply desire and that will start to overcome those blocks and that pain.
It is nearly impossible to have negative thoughts or negative feelings when you are in a state of gratitude. Get into a state of gratitude. Get a gratitude journal going. Fill your life with gratitude.

Hope this post inspired you and helps you take steps to achieve all that you desire. You have a great day because you absolutely deserve it.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {6} ~ Law Of Attraction {4} ~ Overcoming Fear Practices

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw0.wordpress.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our sixth topic is focused on «Law Of Attraction». Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

A simple method of overcoming fear. Get prepared to be empowered. Overcoming fear is essential for achieving your dreams. The great Les Brown says, “You can live your dreams or you can live your fears.” This is going to be a huge step in the direction of your dreams and goals.

Everything in the universe is energy. Everything in the universe vibrates. We live in the ocean of motion, as Bob Proctor puts it. It is very important to understand that because once you understand how critical fear is in holding you back from your dreams and your goals, you are more likely to take some action. There is a simple method of overcoming fear but first let’s understand how fear affects us.

The law of attraction works in a very simple way. The universe moves into alignment with whatever you are putting out. If you are feeling optimism, you will receive optimism back. If you feel fear, you will receive more fear back. There is a verse in the bible which says “The things that I have feared the most, I have brought upon myself.” Think about that. What you fear, you bring forth in your life. You must be what you desire to attract the life that you want. You have to be in first. The circumstances of your life depend on your inner power. That inner power is the ability to control your own brain. The ability to control your thoughts, your emotions, your feelings, and put them in alignment with your desires rather than your fears. Do not become a victim of your fears, of your anxiety, of your worries, of your doubts, of your negative feelings. Once you submit to your fears, you become a slave to them and they own you.

But you have the power anytime to break the bondage of fear. You can choose to define your life. You can choose to create your future. But I assure you that you will never create the future that you desire by embellishing your fears by making them bigger than what they are. Never ever let fear power over you. You are the creator. You are the co-creator of your reality. You create on a microcosmic level and the infinite potential creates on the macro-cosmic level. Micro just means that which is within you, that which is around you. Macrocosmic simply means that which is outside of you. The macrocosmic universe will always match the universe that you have created.
You need to go beyond positive thinking. Positive thinking is great. It is a wonderful tool but positive thinking alone is not enough. I have heard people saying that they have been “trying” to think positive. What the heck does that mean? “Trying”. Either you are thinking positively or you are not. There is nothing in between. I mean do you try to brush your teeth, or do you try to comb your hair, or do you try to drive your car, you either do or don’t do..as Yoda says. So trying to think positive is the same as giving into your fears and your doubts and your worries and your anxieties. Rather make a decision right now that you are going to become the new you. You are going to become the person that you desire to be, right now. And you are not going to do it by trying, you are making an “I am” statement.

Be the person who is loved, “I am loved”. Be the person who is respected, “I am respected”. Be the person who is cared about, “I am cared about”. Be the person who is prosperous, “I am prosperous”, “I am abundant”, “I am healthy”. BE that person, don’t try it. Be the person who always has more than enough money to do whatever you desire. Live however you want to live, it is time right now, this moment in your life to be the person who is the co-creator of your reality and your future. You deserve to have the money that you desire, the love that you absolutely crave and health that you depend upon.

Here is a simple to perform meditation that will help you overcome your fears and doubts.

I want you to think about one fear, maybe it is a fear of not having enough money or maybe it is a fear of a broken relationship that you will never be back with the person you love. Perhaps you have the fear of failing at your business or you have fear that surrounds debt. Whatever your fear is, take one fear at a time.
Think about that one fear and give it an image, an ugly, nasty, fearful image. Perhaps it is a slimy monster with four eyes or perhaps a gladiator. Whatever it looks like that is the image of your fear and that is what your subconscious mind is telling you right now, “This is what my fear looks like”.
Now that you have the image, I want you to draw a circle around yourself wherever you are standing. Visualising the circle will also do, you don’t necessarily have to draw it. Now standing in the centre of the circle, take a deep breath. Feel that prana or white light flowing through you.
Imagine that ugly creature of the picture moving towards your circle. It’s smelly, it’s ugly, it represents your deepest fear. This monster is now standing outside of the circle. It can’t come in because the circle by its very nature can’t protect you, but it can influence you and that’s the way fear is. It can come in but it can influence you to feel failure, tragedy.
I want you to listen and look at this ugly monster that you have created in your mind. It’s talking to you, perhaps it is saying that you are a failure and you are going to lose it all. See it now, hear those words. Now put both hands on your chest and on your heart, and take a deep breath, hold it in, now stretch out your arms all the way out and feel yourself growing taller and taller and larger and larger until you reach a point where you are looking down on your fears. It is small, it is insignificant, it sounds like a mouse. Stay inside your circle.
Look down at that little speck of fear and command it with a deep resounding voice, “Be Gone”. Blow it away. Imagine that speck of fear turning into ash and getting blown away.
Now put your arms above your head in victory. Affirm “I am filled with power”. “I am filled with light”.
Take a deep breath again and whenever you are ready, open up your eyes.

This meditation is based on an NLP idea but it is based on some ancient mystery secrets as well. The idea now is to help you repeat this 6-7 times now in a row real quick. You can finish the entire meditation once in about 1.5-2 minutes. Just do it 7 times x 2 minutes. And do this 7 days in a row. By the time you are at the end of 7 days, you will not even feel the need to do this meditation because your fears will be all gone. They dissipate and you feel more powerful and stronger and more in control of your life.

You are now ready to manifest the life that you desire. You are now living your dreams rather than living your fears. It is amazing. Do this meditation and let me know how it feels.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {5} ~ Communication {10} ~ The Impact Of Social Media On Conversation

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw0.wordpress.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our fifth topic is focused on «Communication.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

Social media has impacted various facets of modern life and it has a profound influence in interpersonal communication. The present day is characterized by acute lack of time for individuals and families due to the need for husband and wife to be employed for meeting the needs of a satisfactory lifestyle. Time has become the most precious resource, and people are finding means of saving time because of their fast paced lifestyle. People need interaction for fulfilling their social needs and social media has become a preferred medium for communication with the proliferation of digital and mobile technologies. Digitalization has reduced the face to face interaction of human beings whether it is for marketing or promoting a product or a personal communication. The mobile phone has created a social situation whereby people are getting used to avoidance of person to person communication by switching over to mobile. The present day lifestyles and lack of time have made the usage of mobiles and other communication aids more useful for social contact.

It is hard to contain or restrict youngsters from using social media platforms, which offer a variety of conveniences. Social media has changed the way in which people communicate – the face to face interactions have reduced. The reasons may be many, but the reality is the same! In a society which is on the run and is hard pressed for time, short and easy communications will replace the long drawn written communications. This is a natural development. What we need to understand is whether this has created positive or negative consequences. Basically because of the need for people to be socially associated and social interactions are needed; but due to paucity of time in the current environment social media has taken the center stage.

A review of Literature has shown that social media has shown significant growth as the preferred medium of communication. Facebook and What’s App have captured the fancy of youngsters and together they have conquered 80-90% of the social media usage. The benefits offered by this media is instant contact anywhere in the world and easy accessibility as communications become faster and faster the world seems to shrink. This medium offers the advantage of contacting several people at the same time through groups and if needed messages can be dispersed to a large number of people, as is done by Advertisement and Promotion of various products and services. One of the great advantages is that smaller size companies can reach out to a large number of customers at a reasonable budget for promoting their wares. The impact of the new social media is tremendous. More and more companies are finding newer means of reaching out to people through this medium.

There are positive and negative impacts due to the proliferation of this medium. While social media has definitely helped marketing and marketers, it has brought along with it a new perspective about how things get done and has impressed the youngsters in the impressionable age group. While appreciating the speed of disseminating information, the consequences of such actions to making the youngsters more lackadaisical and lazy has to be considered. Youngsters seem to prefer isolation and they seem to be in their own imaginary world rather than the real life friends and interaction with neighbors and elders in the family. Lack of respect towards elders in the family and friends circle is a development which needs to be taken with caution! But progress cannot be stopped. It has to stand the test of times!

Information overload and lack of privacy are two major issues in social media. There is no control over the information that you will get through social media for example through WhatsApp. Getting more information before people are ready to receive and process the same for useful consumption makes them confused. The continuous bombarding of messages through hand held devices leaves no time for reflection and analysis and leads to some kind of addiction and resignation to the situation. This leads progressively to avoidance of face to face communication. There is difficulty in separating virtual reality from reality and loss of privacy. Since massive information is spread through social media, there is no room for privacy – everybody knows everything about the other person. This is a dangerous situation leading to herd mentality and the individual loses his discretion. Humans are progressively made into robots processing commands. And these commands can originate from anti-social elements including terrorists!

We must remember that social media is really only a decade old. That’s very young in the history of communication technology, it has been influential, but it hasn’t really settled into a routine yet. As social media becomes more normalized, we’ll stop seeing it as changing things and start seeing it as the way things are. As a society we’ll be OK—we’ve always adjusted to new technology. So whether it’s wearable communication media, such as Google glasses, or more cloud computing, we’ll change and adapt. Communication is constantly evolving. Some people are as used to seeing their friends’ online avatar as they are their face. People increasingly prefer quick and frequent engagement with instant updates on news rather than a prolonged chat and are also finding new ways to catch up with friends from the comfort of their sofa ( can we call them couch potatoes!)

At the end of the day, nothing can replace face-to-face conversation and interactions. Despite the explosion of online endorsements and social media dialogue between individuals and brands, researchers have found word-of- mouth exchanges and in-depth conversation are still most influential.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {5} ~ Communication {8} ~ How To Stop Your Emotional Brain Taking Over

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw0.wordpress.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our fifth topic is focused on «Communication.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

Within one’s lives, the individuals belonging to various age groups, categories and backgrounds experience positive as well as negative emotions. Happiness is regarded as a positive emotion, whereas, the psychological problems of anger, frustration, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and pride are regarded as negative emotions. When these feelings impose barriers within the course of implementation of communication processes, it is regarded as positive emotional barriers and negative emotional barriers. The positive emotional barriers are happiness and negative emotional barriers are anger, frustration, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and pride. The individuals need to be well-aware in terms of methods, approaches and strategies, which are necessary in overcoming emotional barriers. When the individuals are pursuing higher education or training programs or are engaged in employment opportunities in reputed organizations, they are well-aware that when they need to communicate with their instructors, supervisors, or employers, they need to depict decency and exercise control on emotional barriers. On the other hand, when communication takes place in an informal manner among fellow students or colleagues, then in some cases, emotional barriers may take place. But the individuals need to ensure that they communicate with each other happily and should not let the psychological problems of anger, frustration, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and pride impede the communication processes.

It is of utmost significance for the individuals to overcome emotional barriers in effective communication. The reason being, when they will generate awareness in terms of measures, which are necessary in overcoming emotional barriers to effective communication, they will carry out this task in a well-organized manner. It is necessary for the individuals to augment their understanding in terms of ways to keep a healthy mind-set. When the mind-sets of the individuals are healthy, they are able to overcome emotional barriers as well as carry out their tasks and functions in a satisfactory manner. The measures to overcome emotional barriers in effective communication and in implementing one’s tasks and activities in an appropriate manner are stated as follows:

~ Develop Positive Thinking

Development of positive thinking is regarded as one of the important ways of augmenting one’s communication skills and forming sociable terms and relationships with others. When the individuals develop positive thinking, they will be able to alleviate the emotional barriers to effective communication. When the individuals are dedicated towards the pursuance of career goals, they need to develop positive thinking in terms of the individuals as well as the working environmental conditions. This will enable the individuals to develop motivation and interest towards the implementation of their job duties as well as in promoting effective communication with others. Therefore, it can be stated, development of positive thinking is one of the crucial measures of overcoming emotional barriers to effective communication.

~Get Engaged in Physical Activities

Getting in various types of physical activities is regarded as one of the indispensable ways of alleviating stress as well as other psychological problems of anxiety, depression, anger and frustration. The various types of physical activities that the individuals get engaged in are, walking, running, cycling, and so forth. It is recommended that for about 20 to 30 minutes, at least thrice a week, one should get engaged in physical activities. This measure will not only enable the individuals to maintain good health, but they are also able to alleviate psychological problems and promote effective communication with others. Therefore, it can be stated, getting engaged in physical activities is one of the important measures of overcoming emotional barriers to effective communication.

~ Consume Healthy and Nutritious Diet

Consumption of a healthy and nutritious diet is regarded to be of utmost significance for the individuals to stay healthy physically as well as psychologically. It is comprehensively understood that the diet that the individuals consume renders a significant contribution in framing their mind-sets. When the individuals consume a healthy and nutritious diet, they are not only able to maintain good health, but also are able to enhance their concentration on various tasks and activities. When they concentrate on tasks and functions, they will be able to overcome barriers to effective communication. Therefore, it can be stated, consuming a healthy and nutritious diet is one of the vital measures of overcoming emotional barriers to effective communication.

~ Mediate

In recent years, the technique of meditation has acquired significance to a major extent. This technique is prevalent since ancient times and it is comprehensively understood that when individuals put into operation this technique, they will develop a calm mind-set and learn to exercise control on psychological problems. Research has indicated, when the individuals are engaged in jobs, which are demanding and tedious, they in some cases feel work pressure, stress and anxiety, but when they practice meditation, they are not only able to alleviate the feelings of stress and anxiety, but also are able to promote healthy mind-sets. Therefore, it can be stated, meditating is regarded as one of the indispensable measures of overcoming emotional barriers to effective communication.

~ Maintain High Levels of Mental Activity

The individuals, belonging to various age groups, categories and backgrounds need to maintain high levels of mental activity. Maintaining high levels of mental activity is referred to having active mind-sets. In order to accomplish this purpose, the individuals need to get engaged in tasks and activities, which promotes active mind-sets and well-being. The individuals need to get engaged in tasks and activities, which would help them to stay healthy and active. When the individuals maintain high levels of mental activity, they are able to overcome the psychological problems of anger, frustration, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma and eliminate emotional barriers to effective communication. Therefore, maintaining high levels of mental activity is one of the crucial measures of overcoming emotional barriers to effective communication.

~ Do Brain Training

Brain training is referred to participating in tasks and activities, which enable the individuals to bring about improvements in analytical and problem solving skills (Roche, 2014). When the individuals are pursuing educational programs or are engaged in employment opportunities in organizations, they need to develop analytical and problem solving skills. When the individuals experience problems and are unable to provide solutions to them, they feel stressed and anxious. Hence, brain training will render a significant contribution in providing solutions to problems as well as in honing one’s analytical and problem solving skills. This will also contribute in overcoming emotional barriers to effective communication. Therefore, doing brain training is regarded as one of the fundamental measures of overcoming emotional barriers to effective communication.

The measures to overcome emotional barriers in effective communication and in implementing one’s tasks and activities in an appropriate manner are, get engaged in physical activities, consume healthy and nutritious diet, maintain good terms and relationships, develop positive thinking, acquire education and training, conduct research on regular basis, mediate, acquire healthcare and medical treatment, maintain high levels of mental activity and do brain training. Finally, it can be stated, when the individuals will put into operation the measures in a satisfactory manner, they will not only carry out communication in an appropriate manner, but also render a significant contribution in enriching their overall quality of lives.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {5} ~ Communication {6} ~ How To Stay Focused During Video Conferences

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw0.wordpress.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our fifth topic is focused on «Communication.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

Remember a time when zoom calls were new. We used to get so excited about logging on, seeing people and having these work conversations over the internet. And three months later, well, they suck. I think most of my days are taken up by video conferencing. We are still working from home and for me sometimes there are 5-6 video conferencing calls a day back to back. It’s tough so I have recently spent a lot of time figuring out how I can survive these long conference calls.

Here’s how you can stay focused on engaging through these calls. I hope these tips can be helpful for all of you:

Tip 1: Make it easy to stay focused
Tip 2: Show the other person that you are focused. This will help you stay focused.
Tip 3: Be prepared for the challenging calls.

Tip 1: Make it easy to stay focused
I have realised that focus for me is a very big issue on days when I am tired or when I have too many calls back to back. So I started thinking about why this is happening and I realised that one of the first reasons was there were too many distractions. So obviously for me the first solution was to remove all of these distractions. I put my phone out of sight so that I can’t see that. I removed the clutter from my desk. I cleaned up my digital desktop. This might come handy especially when you are sharing your screen with people, it’s nice to have your desktop clean. Have only tabs which are relevant for the meeting opened in your browser. Position the documents which you are referring to or reading from in the centre so that it seems you are looking at your camera when you are talking. Sometimes when I am talking and I need to look at my notes, I move my notes on the top centre of my screen so that it looks like I am looking at the camera while I am also looking at the notes at the same time. Even if your environment is very quiet, having your earphones on while you are working can help you focus on your work. It can specially come handy when there are more than one people working out of the same home, just a wall apart. Always have a glass of water available with you and mute yourself on calls when you are trying to drink. Also pro-tip have a lid on that glass of water unless you want to spill water on your laptop. Trust me I am speaking from experience. Avoid drinking any carbonated soda or spring water on calls because those bubbles will come back in the form of a burp on the call. If you notice your eyes are getting tired, play around with different steups and brightness on your laptop.

Tip 2: Show the other person that you are focused. This will help you stay focused.
Eye contact is everything. Look into the camera when you are talking when you are being authoritative and when you want to make a point because that looks like you are looking at the other person. Make sure that your computer is actually lifted because if you are on a laptop. You want to make sure that your eye level is where the camera is and that’s why keeping few books under your laptop may be beneficial. Put a little sticky note at the top of your laptop near your camera with a smiley face so that it kind of reminds you to look at the person when you are looking there. Oftentimes when you watch people on the camera and they don’t really realise that you are watching them, the face changes look like something focused on beyond the screen and this makes a huge difference when it comes to communication. One of the things that we usually forget is that when we are on these calls, our heads are quite close to the cameras and so people can tell when you are looking over or looking at text messages on your phone. In real life you are never that close to people so can get away with a lot more. But when you are online, it is difficult to get away with it. The message it sends is that hey, I am not focusing on you so don’t have to focus on me and hence there is a disconnect. Think of the camera as a magnet and when you do look away and you will, like you are going to look at the clock to see what time it is or you are going to look down on your notes to refer something and that’s okay, just make an effort to keep going back at thee camera and to maintain your presence in the meeting. If you think your eyes and the camera have a magnetic connection then you will keep going back to that. Sometimes telling people why you are looking away is a way of being polite and letting them know that you are still a part of the conversation.

Tip 3: Be prepared for the challenging calls
We have all been in them. We have all survived to tell the tale. Not all our calls are created equal. Some are really challenging and some are a breeze. It is the way it is because you are interacting with different people on different topics in different scenarios all those kinds of things. It may be the way the person is speaking or maybe their internet connection is consistently bad and so it’s hard to hear them, whatever that is, you know while going in who those challenging counterparts are going to be. If you can anticipate that, that will help you lower your expectations and manage your stress better. Another way is to not forget your listening skills. I have some typical tips which might help like :

  • Set an intention. This means think about why you are listening and what the outcome might be for the conversation. What is the purpose of your listening. Are you listening to learn something new or you are listening to find out someone’s instructions, whatever it is, have that in mind.
  • Use confirmation language when you are listening. That is especially important in these calls because if you are on mute all the time, then people really do not know that you are listening. So unmute yourself, ask a question, use some reflective language, confirm something that they said just to let them know that you were listening.
  • Finally if you are totally distracted and someone is going on and on and on then practice shadowing. Shadowing is when you are listening to somebody and in your head you are repeating every single word they say. It’s like forced focus, you can’t think about anything else because you are using all of your energy to repeat what they said.

So those are three tips on how to stay focused during video conferencing. These endless video conference calls have to be made easy because it seems like we will be doing them for a long while now. Also don’t forget to give yourself breaks. Stand up, walk around the house, drink some water. Also remember that the other person on the call may be going through the same thing. They may also be tired of the calls one after the other. You can help them out by being focused and engaging.

If you have any additional tips on how to stay engaged, please do share in the comments section. We always love to hear from you. If there are any questions you would like us to address, please feel free to ask us and we will try to answer them as best as possible.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {5} ~ Communication {4} ~ How To Win In A Virtual Workplace

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw0.wordpress.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our fifth topic is focused on «Communication.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

Virtual workplaces, in which employees operate remotely from each other and from managers, are a reality, and will become even more common in the future. There are sound business reasons for establishing virtual workplaces, but their advantages may be offset by such factors as setup and maintenance costs, loss of cost efficiencies, cultural clashes, isolation, and lack of trust. Virtual teams and telework are examples of such arrangements, but they are not appropriate for all jobs, all employees, or all managers. To be most effective in these environments, managers need to do two things well:

~Shift from a focus on time to a focus on results
~Recognise that virtual workplaces, instead of needing fewer managers, require better supervisory skills among existing managers.

If you’re like most people today, you are facing a whole new set of challenges around how to manage your workload, share ideas and build relationships while working remotely. It’s not just about the work. You will also have to learn how to maximize socialization between your boss, colleagues and customers. Step up. This is your time to shine. Never ever in your life have your environment been so conducive for working. No travel time. No nagging work colleagues. Your own space. Access to unlimited food and drink, no one is judging how many times you made the trip to the coffee machine or snackbar. I mean what else do you want? Fully embrace this moment to make sure that you come out on the top. I mean what better time to surf when everyone else is coasting?

Here are a few ways to set the stage effectively and increase your impact ~

You need to be ready to work a little harder to communicate. Think of it like commuting. Back when we were going to the office, you had this commute time to prepare for things transitioning from your home life to your work life. Those boundaries are no longer there, I understand. So it is easy to feel like your home life and work life have kind of blended together. If you really want to fully take advantage of this moment here’s few tips:
~Make sure when you are talking in these virtual meetings, that you are being concise and powerful. You really want to make sure you are organised and you really don’t want to be that person who everybody wishes would just log off. In order to do this well, you have to plan ahead.
~Make attempts to connect with the people in your meeting after the call. Are you setting up coffee chats or are you setting up virtual happy hours. Doing this is very important to maintaining relationships with people in your meetings because you may not have that much time to talk to them during your meeting.
~When you are interacting with the team on zoom, keep your videos on, make sure your head and shoulders are visible on the calls. Also remember to smile often to let people know that you are still part of the conversation and not feel like they are speaking with an expressionless statue.

~Be responsive. When people can’t see you, they don’t know if you are working, and what you are working on so I think it’s more of the old “Out of sight and out of mind concept”. Nowadays, it’s not so much about what you are doing but who knows what you are doing. You have to be constantly interacting. I have noticed that people who I work with and have a high responsibility stake and the ones who are most responsive when I communicate with them. They know they need to be responsive. Sometimes it is more of an individual contributor who knows what they are doing and not so worried about their communication and takes them longer to get back. We need to remember that the higher we move up the more our jobs rely on communication. Here are a few tips :
~If you are going to be away from your seat, put an on break reply to the emails or messages you get. Let your team know you are taking a break.
~Send an email acknowledging someone’s request or email. It is good etiquette. This shows you are in the loop and you are responsive. As the tasks are being completed, let them know.

~Do what you say you will do. In our virtual workplaces it may be a little bit easier to drop the ball on things because you are not seeing your coworkers walk by your desk, things may not be front and centre, there are a lot of other things on our mind these days. So it’s a lot easier to hide. We need to make sure that we are really on it. I think some workplaces have a lot of pressure even when we are working from home, the intensity and urgency is pervasive. But for important but not urgent tasks, you need to create that sense of urgency yourself so that you do not become lazy about it. So here’s a tip~
~Know where your action item list is. We all have our things to do but do you know where yours is? Put it on your calendar. Do not have multiple to do lists. Get that piece figured out.
~Set up regular meetings with colleagues and stakeholders and people who help you stay accountable and stay on track.
~Keep your promises. If you tend to promise too much, maybe make an effort to manage expectations.

It takes a little hard work to be successful. So don’t coast. Remember the universe is bending in your favour. It is time to reach up and grab the opportunity. We are all going to come out of these cocoons like perfect communication butterflies successfully navigating the future of our crazy world. We would love to know about your communication and workplace hacks for succeeding in this virtual world. Please share.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

Poetry By Mehwish & Amber {1} ~ Re-Emerging Goddess

The divine feminine goddess cradles light; packed in a body that itself creates life,
feeds it sacrifice, and nurtures it with love and care,
then fights and forgives the evil, a trivial, goes on with the journey of life
unravelling the travel in a mysterious way.
She dissolves herself into oneness,
she kindles a fire within to provide the warmth, burning slowly with no flame (smoulder)
deep within the womb of Mother Earth.
Devoted to herself and her fragrant self-awareness felt in her auric glow,
the light taken away now left with darkness she lives.
The repression of the feminine has led to a planet on the verge of collapse,
re-emerging, a dance to behold.
Help her pull wisdom from her past pains to soothe and help those in pieces become whole
fearlessness recognized,
sealing and unsealing the gates to her heart;
protecting herself yet expressing her vulnerability.
Evergiving, her fruits of source
here is she,
with her left ashes.. rises again as a phoenix.

~By Mehwish {MiyayasPicturesque} & Amber {DiosRaw}

~If you’d like to collaborate, feel free to find my email on this blog’s connect page.~

Poetry By Cherry & Amber {2} ~ Love Waited

Love waited
Infinitely in the midsts
For misunderstandings
And lost translations
To subside.
Dissipating into unknown realms
For differences
Of the illusions
To melt away
Making space
For affection.
To restore
And regenerate
And then it blossomed
And unfolded
Like the spring.
Renewal 
In its full bloom.
Exploding into
The spectrum of full colors
And metamorphosis.
Blessed with sunshine
Clearing cobwebs and debris
Mystical echos
Full of different hued flowers.
Vibrant and vivid life
A treat to bees to collect nectar
Nourishing the cycle
And for life to spread further.
Into the veins and blood of exsistence
That’s how love bloomed.

-By Cherry {SheWrites170} & Amber {DiosRaw}

~If you’d like to collaborate, feel free to find my email on this blog’s connect page.~