Day 9: The Principle of Life Transformation
The Principle of Life Transformation, Triple Your Reading Speed, Photo Reading Whole Mind System
“In order to have something, you must first be something.” – GOETHE
“Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.” – CORINTHIANS 15:51
“The outer situation is always a reflection of the collective inner situation.” – PEACE PILGRIM, Her Life and Work in Her Own Words
“Deep within dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish you, that you never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize your life if aroused and put into action.” – ORISON SWETT MARDEN
Welcome to Day 9!
Of all the files we could have made, there is none better to help really kick off and contextualize your journey than this writing by David Wolfe, one of the world’s leading nutrition advocates.
“You are not what you are, rather, what you are, is what you can be. The most interesting thing about life is that you can become more than you were before. You can become stronger, wiser, healthier than you ever dreamed possible. You can achieve your true potential. You can completely reform your physical structure, your intelligence, your emotional poise, your spiritual power. This book is about how to biologically transmute the lead of life into the white gold of glory.
The Principle of Life Transformation is that life change comes from the inside out. All transformation begins with one person – you. As above, so below.
Everything happening around you is only a reflection of what is going on inside you. If you want the world to change, you have to change.
We are all personally responsible for the state of the entire world because the world only mirrors our inner selves. Pollution, famine, and disease are reflective of the inner crisis gripping us individually, and therefore collectively. These “realities” are fragments of our collective consciousness projected outward upon our environment.”
From “The Principle of Life Transformation” in The Sunfood Diet Success System by David Wolfe
Another excellent example and teacher about life transformation is Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within. Robbins writes:
There are three specific beliefs about responsibility that a person must have if they’re going to create long-term change:
1) First, we must believe, “Something must change”-not that it should change, not that it could or ought to, but that it absolutely must. So often I hear people say, “This weight should come off,” “Procrastinating is a lousy habit,” “My relationships should be better.” But you know, we can “should” all over ourselves, and our life still won’t change! It’s only when something becomes a must that we begin the process of truly doing what’s necessary to shift the quality of our lives.
2) Second, we must not only believe that things must change, but we must believe, “I must change it.” We must see ourselves as the source of the change.-Otherwise, we’ll always be looking for someone else to make the changes for us, and we’ll always have someone else to blame when it doesn’t work out. We must be the source of our change if our change is going to last.
3) Third, we have to believe, “I can change it.” Without believing that it’s possible for us to change, as we’ve already discussed in the last chapter, we stand no chance of carrying through on our desires.
Without these three core beliefs, I can assure you that any change you make stands a good chance of being only temporary. Please don’t misunderstand me – it’s always smart to get a great coach (an expert, a therapist, a counselor, someone who’s already produced these results for many other people) to support you in taking the proper steps to conquer your phobia or quit smoking or lose weight. But in the end, you have to be the source of your change.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has said, “To heal the environment, we must first heal the environmentalist.”So true. Whether it is our family, the government, our community, or the world, we must first heal ourselves, and who better to do it than #1!
When we strive to become better ourselves, everything around us becomes better too. The environment we live in will become better or worse depending on whether we become better or worse. The people we associate with will become better or worse depending on whether we become better or worse. You automatically achieve improved results, when you become an improved person.
It seems the whole works of humankind are backwards. Most are trying to convince, instruct, and purify everyone else – without first purifying themselves. To enlighten others we have to enlighten ourselves.
The best way to make others healthy is to become incredibly healthy yourself, and Juice Feasting and this Nutrition Course are incredibly powerful crucibles for life transformation.
There are some excellent action steps in today’s file on Life Transformation, so do download the file.
Reading as a Life Practice
“When you sell someone a book, you don’t sell them 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.” – Christopher Morley
I (David) have chosen two important commentaries on reading today: Malcolm X and David Wolfe, as each have very important things to say on being inspired to read, and reading itself. In The Autobiography of Malcolm X, one of the experiences that most impressed upon me in undergraduate school was Malcolm’s burning desire to read and educate himself above the so-called education (read: indoctrination) he received from public schooling and living on the street. A few excerpts:
Anyone who has read a great deal can imagine the new world that opened. Let me tell you something: from then until I left that prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library, I was reading on my bunk. You couldn’t have gotten me out of books with a wedge.
Fortunately, right outside my door was a corridor light that cast a glow into my room. The glow was enough to read by, once my eyes adjusted to it. So when “lights out” came, I would sit on the floor where I could continue reading in that glow.
At one-hour intervals the night guards paced past every room. Each time I heard the approaching footsteps, I jumped into bed and feigned sleep. And as soon as the guard passed, I got back out of bed onto the floor area of that light-glow, where I would read for another fifty-eight minutes-until the guard approached again. That went on until three or four every morning. Three or four hours of sleep a night was enough for me. Often in the years in. the streets I had slept less than that.
I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. I certainly wasn’t seeking any degree, the way a college confers a status symbol upon its students. My homemade education gave me, with every additional book that I read, a little bit more sensitivity to the deafness, dumbness, and blindness that was afflicting the black race in America. Not long ago, an English writer telephoned me from London,’ asking questions. One was, “What’s your alma mater?” I told him, “Books.”
You will never catch me with a free fifteen minutes in which I’m not studying something I feel might be able to help the black man.
This is the natural result of the inspiration we experience when we finally understand a way out of the miserable situation we are in, individually and collectively. Speaking for myself, David Rainoshek, you will not find me wasting time… What you are going to learn about in this course has the potential to impact over 3 Trillion dollars in the U.S. economy each year, and save literally millions and millions of lives. . .
Triple Your Reading Speed
Finally, this book by Wade Cutler is the best I have encountered for adjusting your mind to seeing words and groups of words as pictures. I have reviewed many books on speed reading over the last three years, and this one is the best for training yourself. This technique alone will revolutionize your life.
Recently, there has been a very exciting practice update to the book that I have found a few steps beyond the book itself.
It is an interactive and new technology you can access to do Wade Cutler’s approach: The Acceleread App for the iPhone and iPad:
In the past I have recommended the printed book Triple Your Reading Speed only – but if you can choose between the book, and the Acceleread App, go with the same training developed by Wade Cutler, but personalized and interactive through the technology in the App.
In the past month of using it alone, I have increased my reading speed from 800 to over 1,200 words a minute. That is a 50% increase in my Speed Reading rate after years of practice with the book and “in the field” with my thousands of books… I am very pleased with this app, to say the least.
Why is this app so powerful? First, it is interactive, friendly, and responsive to where you currently are in your reading speed and comprehension. The app adjusts its incredible guided speed reading course to where you are and where you are headed. In addition to the cutting-edge course, Acceleread offers a robust training center where users can train at their own speed and keep their new skills sharp.
Acceleread specializes in Speed Reading cross-training. If you have ever done physical cross-training, you know that the exercises you do increase speed, endurance, flexibility, and strength. This app does the same for your eyes and mind in an active, adjustable, and reasonable pace (that takes into account your unique needs).
Each training in the guided course takes 7-10 minutes a day – and since it is on your mobile device – it is always accessible for a quick training. If you have more time, you can use their “Training Center” built into the app for more free-form exercise. I do it every day for consistency, because I find it fun to do, and to see how my reading skills are coming along in real time. I would like to be able to Speed Read comfortably at 2,000 words a minute. With this app, I am certain this will be possible while having a really good time doing it.
Oh, and the whole thing is just $8.00 bucks.
If you do not have a mobile device at this time, get Triple Your Reading Speed, use, enjoy, and profit from it. I have been doing so and recommending it for years; the book will give you well-researched and time-tested understandings and practices to increase your Speed Reading. But whatever you do, get going with this… it is time extraordinarily well invested.
Photo Reading: The Whole Mind Course
The PhotoReading Course by Paul Scheele is designed to help you read with great reliance on your creative, insightful right-brain to deeply understand and integrate the reading you are doing.
This course compliments Triple Your Reading Speed. Wade Cutler’s method (above) works with reading faster, Photo Reading helps you read deeper.
I use both of these reading practices simultaneously, and this has greatly helped me to be aware of more books, perspectives, and human experience than at any point in my life. It is so important, I have put it into my HyperLearning Course and onto RevolutionaryWebinars.com to encourage as a Life Practice.
Readers are leaders, and those of us who read develop an ability to be able to hold more of the Kosmos in our awareness, thus furthering our growth and ability to do what it is we are here to do in this life.
See you in The Green Room! Enjoy your Juice!
Juicy Tips: Nut Mylk Bags
If you only ordered one nut mylk bag for the Feast, order another two right now.
Being a Juice Feaster is like being a chess player, and you should be looking two or three moves ahead. Your nut mylk bag is crucial for making juices, and it will develop a hole after a few weeks. Once it does, put it aside, or tie a knot where the hole is and keep going.
Also, two nut mylk bags both with holes in them can be placed inside of each other to make juice.
If you are in a real bind, use a t-shirt or a pillowcase. Set your intention and determination now that come what may, you will make your juice each morning, and feed your body the best juicy nutrition possible!
Media, Films, & Documentaries
[Audio Course] The Photo Reading Whole Mind System by Paul Scheele
Below is the Introduction to the PhotoReading Whole Mind Course. It has been an essential part of my own self-development and self-actualization, and will pay off for you the rest of your life, no matter what endeavors you take on. Enjoy!
[Audio Course] Personal Power 2: The Driving Force with Anthony Robbins
For nearly two decades, Anthony Robbins has dedicated his life to discovering the most advanced principles for producing accelerated change. He is the nation’s expert in the psychology of peak performance and personal, professional, and organizational “turnaround” and has led the way in providing cutting-edge tools for individuals wanting to create radical improvements in their careers, emotional well-being, relationships, finances, time management, health and vitality, and professional growth.