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How Your Thoughts And Emotions Affect Others

One of my friends on Facebook shared an article she found. (I’ll give you the link to the article at the end of this post.)

There is a very important implication to this. This is an interesting article. I do not know if inanimate objects have a consciousness to them or not. If they do, I do not imagine it’s the way humans have consciousness with ability to have thoughts about thoughts and emotions about emotions. (Meta-Stating)

However, many of us have experienced entering a location that has an emotional tone to it.

I remember one time years ago my mother told me she was helping friends clean a house they were going to move in, and some of the rooms felt “dark and evil.” The couple who moved out had gone through a very bitter separation.

And the emotional tone of their interactions had gotten “attached” to the house.

These concepts are “easy” to test with living individuals.

I’ll get to “inanimate objects” in a moment.

Let’s say you have an argument or are frustrated with your significant other.

And instead of communicating with them, you go and stew about it. That stewing “attaches emotional GUNK” to the relationship and to the other person. (This is why the Bible says “Do not let the sun go down on your anger.”)

What many folks do in addition is they go tell their relative or their friend or anyone who will listen to them gripe and complain – and then the OTHER person also attaches THEIR frustrations, their fears, their insecurities to that other person – “EVEN THOUGH THEY DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH RELEVANT DATA.”

For instance “That guy is just like my daddy, what a jerk!” or “That woman is just like my nagging mother-in-law. You need to drop her like a hot potato!”

These are distortions people attach to others – and then INFECT the relationship with.

There is also a positive side to this – talking about what you like and appreciate and respect about the other person.

It does take at least 5-10 well-formed POSITIVE thoughts to blow out just one negative.

People have these things build up over time, and it infects their minds, their energies, and what they are able to perceive and experience.

I mentioned this happening with inanimate objects.

Did you know when you “gift something to someone” the emotional tone you had while thinking about it gets attached to that gift!

Have you ever had someone give you something because they wanted something in return?

How did that feel to you?

EVEN if it was something you wanted!

Contrast that with someone doing something for you because they like and appreciate you.

That emotional content gets “attached” to the gift.

I remember a funny example of this from years ago. (I won’t go in to more recent examples, since they are “personal.”)

I was attending a seminar my friend was teaching, and we needed notebooks.

So I went to the store and got spiral bound notebooks.

I thought my friend would like a particular color, so I thought to myself (not intentionally, more by default) “Ok, this is his. He should like this. I’ll get this one for him. I don’t like it, but he probably does because of the color.”

I DID NOT KNOW I HAD ACCIDENTALLY “CURSED” THAT GIFT!

It was not with “cuss words” or “swearing.” Most folks do not understand this simple concept.

Easy to verify when you know what to look for.

And the one I LIKED got positive emotions attached to it.

When I got back with the notebooks, he ignored the one I had “cursed” and picked the one I LOVED instead.

I got a funny look on my face, and he instantly knew what I was thinking. He told me “I don’t sort by color. I sort by something else.”

That was one of my first lessons where I started to understand the importance of HOW you think and feel when you do something for someone you care about.

These things are very easy to verify if you know how.

Your emotions and intentions and attention gets attached to the things you do for others.

That does not necessarily mean they will “appreciate” you or what you do.

That is not your responsibility.

You are responsible for how you THINK, how you EMOTE, how you SPEAK – to yourself and to others, and what you DO – your actions.

And those four powers of the mind DO very much affect the people and things around you.

(c) Jim Knippenberg

P.S. Enjoy the article a friend shared with me. I’ve included the link below along with my post. It’s an interesting article.

Futurism.com/the-byte/mathematicians-think-universe-conscious

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He Was Right There With Them

He Was Right There With Them

Luke 24:13-35 tells an interesting story about two followers of Jesus on the first Easter Sunday.

They were walking to Emmaus – about 7 miles from Jerusalem – when Jesus approached them and began traveling with them. Except they did not recognize it was the Master.

They thought He was dead.

Jesus called them “foolish men and slow of heart to believe.” (Luke 24:25)

They did not recognize He was there with them until the event was over, then they were amazed how they did not notice sooner.

Do we sometimes, in the midst of life’s problems, make the same mistake? Do we get bogged down in our disappointments and what seems to be setbacks, instead of noticing the Truth that meets us and walks with us?

We always have the opportunity to choose where we place our focus and attention. We can focus on what seems to have gone wrong, what seems to have been destroyed, or we can focus on the Example who overcame death and showed the way to new life.

The good news is once we begin to change our focus, our eyes start to open, and we can see and live a newer, better reality.

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Happy Easter 2020

Happy Easter!

Just a quick post to say “Happy Easter!” before I go back to bed. 🙂

I’ll post more in a few days.

Sincerely,
Jim

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Doubt vs Belief

Doubt vs Belief

I know someone who likes to binge-watch tv preachers on Sunday. One of those tv preachers was going on and on about doubt.

Except what they described as “doubt” was not doubt at all.

Let’s talk about that for a moment…

When you hear someone say they “doubt” something, what they usually mean is “I’m certain it ain’t gonna happen.”

If I were to say to you “I doubt I am going to win the lottery this week,” what I’m actually saying is “I believe it is not going to happen.”

That belief is further backed up by the fact that I am not going to throw my money away on the lottery ticket. That is called faith accompanied by action.

Doubt, on the other hand, is what James describes as being “like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed…” (James 1:6 NIV)

It’s a going back and forth between alternate possibilities.

If someone says “I doubt my relationship will work,” they are usually already believing a fear that it will not work. Doubt is when they go back and forth between the hope that it will work and the fear that it will not. Thus, they are unstable.

There are a lot of people right now who have doubts and fears about their future. First the health crisis, then the financial crisis many are experiencing, along with the other frustrations people have while their social activities are put on hold and things are sometimes difficult to find in the stores.

I have talked with people who are experiencing real fears and doubts about their financial situation. They “hope” this all ends soon so they can go back to work, pay the rent, pay the bills, feed their babies, feed themselves.

I have talked with other people who are actually doing something in a positive direction to get money.

One group has doubts and fears about whether everything will get fixed in time for them to be able to make it.

Another group – albeit a small one – has people who believe there are things you can do to get where you want to go.

I know people who are praying for God to fix things so they can get on with their lives. I also know people who thank God for creating opportunity for them to be able to do something to get on with their lives.

What do you believe is possible for you? For your relationships? For your financial situation? For your career? For your personal development?

Even though there’s a lot of uncertainty right now, there is also a lot of opportunity.

Today is Palm Sunday – the Sunday leading up to Good Friday and Easter.

It is easy to get bogged down in the fear and disappointment of what seems to go wrong.

But there is something better just beyond that.

These difficult times will always pop up. Even Jesus said “In this world you will have trouble.” He also said “Take heart, for I have overcome the world!” (John 16:33 NIV)

James goes on to say “I will show you my faith by what I do.” (James 2:18 NIV)

It is easy to get frustrated and grumble and complain while stuck at home, not being able to do the things we would normally do. This is what doomed the Israelites in the desert.

What are some things you can do instead? Here are some possibilities, and you might also come up with some of your own:

1.) Keep a journal of “What I am grateful for.” Focus in there only on what you are thankful for an appreciate. Got relationship problems? If it’s a relationship you would like to keep, choose to focus on what you like, appreciate, value, and treasure about the person, including shared experiences, personal qualities they have, etc.

2.) Limit the amount of “news” you watch. I know someone who is glued to the bad news. That stuff cycles over and over again and again – I won’t even get in to the topic of how much of it is propaganda.

It’s important to know what’s going on.

It’s also important to keep your focus and stay centered and keep your positive outcome in mind.

I used to enjoy spending a lot of time online with the political posts and the funny memes – and I still like some of those things…

But I had to make a conscious choice to stop dwelling on those things. They were bringing me down. They were were getting me angry about things I could not change or do anything about.

So I chose, on purpose, to do something else instead.

3.) You can’t go many places right not – except the store, and maybe to work if you’re an “essential employee,” so instead of binge-watching tv programs and news and movies, find something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do. Find a skill you need, and go study and get good at that skill. Find positive ways to prepare yourself for the future ahead.

It’s interesting how I know of people who are in a panic because they cannot make any money right now, and yet I know people who are actually making money right now – helping others in the process in a way that is fair and beneficial to those other people.

4.) Watch and listen to things that inspire you, things that lift you up, and also things that make you laugh.

A good sense of humor is much healthier than wallowing in fear and doubt. Proverbs says “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22)

This is so important. When people have given up hope, they dry up on the inside. I hope that’s not you right now. If it is, though, you can choose to do something about it.

I was doing a remote healing case recently, and I sensed the person’s spirit was shriveled and dried up, looking almost like a dried up raisin. In order for them to heal, that has to be fixed first. And they can heal. They can get through the challenges and difficulties they are currently experiencing. I believe the very best for them. They have to make the choice for themself, though.

5.) When you get frustrated with those people you love and appreciate, choose to focus on positive solutions. Choose to work together to go over what you like, appreciate, value, and treasure about each other. Choose to find positive solutions to the things that seem to get in the way.

6.) Are there people or situations you are stuck with that you do not like or appreciate? Instead of getting bogged down in grumbling and complaining and griping about it, take this opportunity to choose something positive you do want instead. And create a plan of action of how you can begin to create the kind of life that attracts the type of people and circumstances you do want.

Would you like to know a little secret here?

When you start to focus on what you like and appreciate and the type of people and the qualities of your relationship that you want to experience, as you change your belief about yourself and what it is you are capable of experiencing, many times the others around you will change how they relate to you. This is a whole set of posts on it’s own. Maybe I will come back to this in a future post.

I know someone who was suffering from a really bad relationship. They kept praying to God to “change that other person so we can get along with each other and have a good relationship.”

They finally got the idea to pray “God change me so this relationship will work.”

Wanna guess what started to happen?

And that is called leaving behind doubt and starting to act on faith.

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Thank you, and I will talk with you again soon.

Sincerely,
Jim Knippenberg
(c) Jim Knippenberg

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So Great A Cloud Of Witnesses

Hebrews 12:1 in the NIV (New International Version) says “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Now a lot of folks have ideas about that word “sin” and before I get to the “secret hidden in plain sight” here, let’s go over that word “sin.”

“Sin,” in the Bible, is “to miss the mark.”

Something that hinders is a sin. Something that holds you back is a sin. Something that keeps you from doing the good you know you ought to do is sin. Something that gets in your way, yet you choose it anyway, that is a sin.

If you want to run a race, but you sit on your butt drinking beer all the time, or eating potato chips or whatever stops you from running the race – that is “sin.”

The good news about that is you can always choose to do something better instead.

The context the writer of Hebrews gives is in the context of the ideal of being like Jesus.

Just a quick word here. Lots of people will try to shame you in the name of religious beliefs. They will tell you to “be like Jesus,” yet they themselves cannot do ANYTHING that Jesus did – some of them do not even know how to forgive.

The question here is not “what do other people think of me?” Or “Do other people approve?”

The question is “What is my Ideal, and am I pursuing that?”

Onward

I mentioned a “secret hidden in plain sight.”

I have loved reading Hebrews – especially Hebrews 11 for many years, and yet I did not notice what was “hidden in plain sight.”

I saw it, I thought I understood it, but I didn’t really.

The writer talks about the great Bible “heroes of the faith” and how they kept on their path of faith and held to their values and ideals (even those who fell flat on their faces at times), and even in the face of great difficulty.

And he calls up “witness after witness after witness.”

Stick with me for a moment here, while I mention what “some folks do.”

Back over 100 years ago, during the Spiritualist Movement, people were doing seances and things like that to try to contact the dead – it is actually nothing new. It just was kind of “popular” back then.

You might have seen ads for “psychic mediums” who promise to do something along those lines.

Those people temporarily volunteer to be “inhabited” by an outside entity for the purpose of gaining information.

What the writer of Hebrews is talking about is something completely different.

Those who study this from a different point of view would call it “Overshadowing.”

Or perhaps you’re familiar with the idea of a “Mastermind Group.”

When we focus on something – whether it is on purpose or by default – we attract attention on the other side.

Don’t believe that happens? Read Daniel – where the angel told him that the answer was delayed in getting to him because of spiritual warfare.

What the writer of Hebrews does here is to choose – on purpose – to focus on people with specific character traits – perseverance, running the race to the end – even in times of difficulty – and sets up their story of endurance and holding on to what they truly value.

Well when you surround yourself with the CHOICE – and yes, it IS A CHOICE – to focus on things that you value, it draws to you assistance, it draws to you encouragement, it draws to you perseverance, it draws to you COURAGE to do the thing you know you ought to do.

Most folks choose by default.

They sit in front of the tv and soak it in. Or whatever they surf on the web.

You can choose on purpose to fill your mind with those things that help you get to where it is you want to go – your goals, your hopes, your dreams, your ideals!

One of my best friends – Dr. La Tourrette – told me a long time ago that most people’s hopes and dreams are dead by the time they are between the ages of 25-35.

It does not have to be that way.

You can choose!

Go read Hebrews 11-12, and notice how the writer there shows you how to choose in ways that help you keep on keeping on.

Have fun!

Talk with you again soon!

Jim Knippenberg
Author, Speaker, Minister, ESP Trainer, Musician, blab, blab, blab…

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Does natural ability mean squat?

Does “natural ability” mean squat?

Well you have to have at least some ability or capacity to learn a skill.

And DESIRE to learn it is absolutely crucial.

This is a copy of a whiteboard I did for a video I recorded for my clients.

Ingo Swann talked about human power potentials as being difficult to see BECAUSE most people do not even know how to begin to cultivate their potentials.

More about that in another post sometime if there’s enough interest in “human energies.”

We see here in this illustration that Joe and Fred appear to have more ability than Sue, because that “mark” just above Sue’s name is the ability she is currently demonstrating.

Yet what is “unseen” are Sue’s POTENTIALS – if she trains, and “she could be better than the best” with proper training.

And here thought is a “PSYCHIC SKILL.”

Most people do not recognize that “choosing” part of the skills – they think you either have the ability or do not have the ability and that some people are either left or right brain dominant, and not much you can do about it.

But that’s just not true.

How you choose to think – and what you choose to think about – determine where you go in life.

You are not responsible for what someone else thinks of you or does. You are responsible for what you think and do.

Your own thoughts either curse you or bless you. (Others might, in fact, try to curse you with their disapproval or judgemental attitudes or by looking down on you – however you do have ways to “take care of it.”)

How do YOU personally know when you are doing good? How do you know personally when you are on the right track?

I was talking with a friend about this very topic.

I remember once upon a time people asked some questions I could figure out answers for, and I saw lots of dollar signs, so I gave them answers. I myself did not like those answers, even though it was a “fun topic.” I also did not appreciate myself very much for giving them those answers.

I remember asking a friend something years ago, and his reply to me was “you are on a much different path than they are.”

And he was right!

How do you KNOW when you are walking in the path that is right for you?

I do know some folks who claim God tells them – and please don’t get me wrong – I believe in God, and I believe God helps guide people (and ALSO expects people to learn to think for themselves!).

Awhile back I had a conversation with someone who told me “The Lord had laid something on his heart to talk to me about.”

I noticed the location where he was looking when he said that.

Then I noticed the location in his energy field where he looked when he went inside his own head and talked to himselfTHEY WERE BOTH THE SAME LOCATION!

He “thought God was talking to him,” but he was busy just talking to himself… (Easy to calibrate “when you know what to look for.”)

Anyway…

“As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.”

Reverend Thomson Jay Hudson – in his book from the late 1800’s – The Law Of Psychic Phenomena – wrote that man’s (human’s) greatest intelligence occurs when he (or she) hooks up their whole mind for a specific purpose.

Of course there is much more “hidden in plain sight” on this diagram.

Implied but not stated is “What do you want?” and “Where do you want to go?”

Just a tiny drop in the bucket here.

If interested in more, ask questions or send me a private message.

(c) Jim Knippenberg

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What does trust in God mean?

I suppose “trust in God” might mean different things to different people.

I like action, though. I do not care much for the idea of sitting around and “waiting on God to do something that you should do for yourself.”

I know people who say “But doesn’t the Bible say to ‘wait on the Lord?'”

That is not a lazy waiting. You “wait” by entering the silence.

There’s a parable from Jesus about the servants with the talents.

The two who DID something with what they had were rewarded for being “good and faithful.”

The fearful servant who dug a hole in the ground, buried what he had, and “waited” for the master to return was called “wicked and lazy.”

He lost everything – even the little that he had.

Edgar Cayce said “Trust in the Lord, and work like thunder!”

My friend Mary likes to say it “You need to put feet to those prayers!”

There’s a story my friend Doc told me about a circuit preacher out west who saw a farmer working on his fence. As the preacher rode his horse closer to the farmer, he heard the farmer praying to the Lord to keep the cows in.

He asked the farmer “I hear you praying to God to keep the cows in, so why are you working so hard to mend your fence?”

The farmer replied: “It just seems to work better that way.”

In the New Testament, James said “Show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith by what I do!”

I used to know someone who said “If you really want to know what you believe, take a good look at the last few days, weeks, and the last 6 months. WHAT have you done in the last 6 months? That will show you what you truly believe!

The good news to that is “you can always choose to do something better, you can always choose to do something new.”

Sincerely,
Jim Knippenberg
Author, Speaker, Minister, ESP trainer, Remote Healing, etc.