Assertiveness – Putting it in perspective

July 10th, 2014

Being assertive is not necessarily a bad thing, depending upon your definition.

Dictionary.com defines assertive as: an adjective

  1. Confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic: He is too assertive as a salesman.

I happen to believe that sticking up for what you believe in without becoming overassertive and insisting that others must believe what you believe, is a good thing.

Assertiveness is explaining your position, then leaving it be, not arguing about its rightness; overbearingness is demanding that others believe that your position is the truth and 100% right.

Assertive should mean that you should walk your talk. Doing things that support your beliefs in what you do and how you act.

Being assertive to the point of expressing your wants and needs takes good self-esteem. However, we should never move into the demanding that everyone needs to agree with us stage. Being assertive but not overbearing is the key. Keeping a balance, knowing that your behavior is based on your beliefs, your definitions and not having to rely upon someone else to tell you what is right and what is wrong, is a good thing.

Being self-assured or assertive is one thing, being aggressive is another.

One cannot have great self-esteem and assert themselves very well.

One cannot have a lack of confidence in what they believe and assert themselves well.

A person in balance is one who walks their talk and allows their walk to define what they believe.

Michael McCright 7-8-14

A mini definition of Holistic

July 15th, 2013

Holistic includes how the parts harmoniously work synergistically with each other to make up a perfect hole. If anyone of those parts are not working at one hundred percent, it will take away from the entire whole and the rest of the whole will know about it. Holistic Insights has take the gross parts of the physiology of the body, of the psychology of the body, and the spirituality of the body, and broken them down into smaller entities that we can work on individually and then bring them back together as a working whole.
Holistic may be an alternative definition for preventative because if you can get all of the preventative measures working 100 per-cent, you will have a perfect whole.

Our Bodies are not our Enemies! Achieving Health

February 11th, 2011

When it comes to our bodies, we are not victims. In fact, we create our reality. Everything the body has created in the past or is currently manifesting is being created by you. Whatever is going on in your body is a reflection of all of the inputs it receives from you daily. The body only responds to its inputs: “The body’s condition is an expression of all input — physical, mental and spiritual all play an equally important role in your well being.

Physically – what you put into your body and on your body makes a difference. Many negative substances such as sugar, nicotine, alcohol, excess fat, and miscellaneous chemicals, can have a negative effect on the body. Some skin care products that you use may contain carcinogens like DEA, TEA, or SLS that when combined with nitrates become carcinogens. The government has a list of over 800 carcinogenic chemicals that are still commonly used in soaps, lotions, and other products that we put on our skin. And you have control over what you put on or in your body.

Mentally – what kind of information do you feed the mind? Is it positive, uplifting material or is it trash and worthless information? Good positive thoughts create endorphins, which are uplifting, anabolic (building-up) hormones. Unhealthy thoughts, focusing on disease, death or destruction create adrenaline and cortisol, which are catabolic (tearing down) hormones. I have a saying; “The Bible said it first.” Many of the self-help books that fill the bookshelves are based on biblical stories. The Bible is a place to get uplifting information.

Spiritually – I can’t give a specific example, where the spiritual realm affects the body directly, except by those who say that answered prayers have directly affected them. However it is well established that trust and faith contribute to a positive mental attitude creating anabolic hormones which contribute to a healthy physical body. Similarly, feelings such as doubt, guilt, shame, and remorse instill fear (the opposite of love), which leads to a catabolic state and dis-ease. If we can allow ourselves to believe in a Power Greater than ourselves, we can start to develop that trust and faith that is so important to life. It is important that we clarify and continue to define that Power Greater than ourselves so we don’t get caught in the trap of trusting something that can be detrimental. Jim Jones, who fed a group of people poisonous Kool-Aid ®, comes to mind as becoming spiritually attached to the wrong thing. If by chance you can make that Power greater than you GOD, then work on that perception — God can and will become a powerful influence in your life once you’ve accepted Him into your life.

Remember, YOU get to think what you want to think. No one can think for you. Question everything that you hear and read. Check it out, do your own homework and develop the ability to make a stand for what you believe in. Listen, learn and use discernment in all things.

Choose only those things that are good for your body. Remember that you get to think what you want to think! The choices you make are yours alone and you are responsible for them. All choices have consequences, even when you decide to leave the choice up to chance, by choosing not to choose. Do good things for your body on a Spiritual, mental, and physical level and your body will do good things for you.

The Step Beyond

July 13th, 2010

Life is basically a trinity – we are born, we live life, and then we translate.

You were born a spiritual being, at this moment in time you are a spiritual being, and you will remain a spiritual being for the remainder of your life. As a spiritual being you possess a body and are endowed with a thinking process called the mind. With that said there is another trinity to consider, which is the body, mind and Spirit.

When we are born, everything is material and is in relationship to the body. When are we going to be fed, when are we going to be changed? Life is all about us and we are understandably selfish. Some people never graduate beyond adolescence and go through life demanding things as they did as children. They expect those material “things” to satisfy them and make them happy. And when they find themselves dissatisfied they go on to the next goal, the next “thing” that will fix them.

Those that do graduate beyond the material begin to understand that the mind plays a very important part in relating to others and to life. They learn to control their emotions, using intuition and reason to help in understanding others. They use concentration and memory to remember lessons they learned in the past so they don’t make the same mistakes. They also learn to dream and visualize and find that what they think about passionately will typically manifest in the material world as a physical thing. Many people accept what the mind can do for them and cease growing beyond this point.

However, when we allow our growth in the world of enlightenment to continue we come to the realization that many times the things we think about don‘t manifest. We find that thought, as powerful as we considered it to be, sometimes doesn’t materialize into a physical thing. It is during the contemplation of that fact (hindsight), that the awareness of what did manifest generally had to do with being aligned with our growth and in alignment with what our Creator, our Higher Power, had in mind for us. Through analysis we came to the conclusion that we could FORCE – win-lose) the issue to create or manifest things that were not in alignment, but by working through POWER – win-win), the manifestation would happen naturally without stress, grief and hardship. Thus our relationship to our Spiritual side was allowed to grow and progress.

First was the material — the Body): you work hard – play hard – break – go to a doctor – he or she would fix you, so you could go back to working hard. People on this level are always thinking that the rewards would be there for those who earned them through hard work and doing, only to come to the realization later on in life that this was many times a disabling, untrue belief. As long as we continue to manifest on a physical plane we will always fall into a category of a human doing.

Second came the metaphysical — the Mind): beyond the material – into the ethereal – nothing happens without the mind conceiving it first. It must happen as a thought before it can manifest into a material thing. Thoughts themselves are considered material things. And when you think passionately enough about something, it will normally turn into action and the physical equivalent of the thought will become real. Sometimes in order to turn a thought into something physical we choose to apply FORCE – competition), and other times it happens naturally when we allow POWER – service) to work through us. When we use the mental plane to complete a process or to manifest an item, we continue to fall into the category of a human doing.

And finally we come to the Spiritual aspect of life: living in faith — which is the knowing that all things are already created in abundance for us, in advance of our wanting or needing them. And that by GRACE we are provided with everything we will ever need. This is the time when a person experiences life in a joyful, peaceful, serene manner. Life is GOOD! As we start to exist on or in the Spiritual plane we will finally succeed in becoming a HUMAN BEING.

And so, the trinity becomes Spirit, Mind, and Body. Having moved into the Spiritual plane does not mean that we should stop doing, or stop thinking. It does mean that the doing and thinking should be in alignment with our PURPOSE in life — staying focused on that which we were meant to be instead of forcing ourselves into positions that are unproductive and disrupt our lives and those around us. The fruits of living on the Spiritual plane are peace and harmony for all, for yourself and everyone you come in contact with.

May everyone reading this article find that joy, peace and serenity. God Bless!

Holistic Insight

April 8th, 2010

To have a perfect whole, you must have perfect parts that fit together synergistically. Any piece of the puzzle that is not harmonious with all the other pieces will create chaos on some level.

Holistic Specifics is

April 8th, 2010

Holistic Specifics is unique in that it gives people a sense of control over their well-being.