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Monday, February 11, 2008

The Power of Inspiration and Knowing No Limits

Inspirational stories stir something within us and are wonderful to pass on -- especially to children. I Stumbled Upon the story of Ben Underwood a few days ago on Oddee's Post of "Real-Life Super Heroes". I have been telling everyone I come across since then (including my son) about the amazing boy with no eyes who can see. It is an inspirational story and truly goes to show when you have someone telling you that you can achieve anything and BELIEVE it -- you can! These videos are amazing -- the first is longer and more thorough and the second is a three minute version with some different content.

Ben Underwood's mother is a perfect example of how to encourage your children and I am sure a big part of the reason Ben developed his incredible gift. She told him he could see. She told him he was normal. She did not let him see her upset or ever feel sorry for him. One year after his eyes were removed Ben could see (some might say better than the rest of us with eyes).

I healed myself of some very bad illnesses so I KNOW how strong the mind is. Nevertheless this story amazed me and proved further what I already knew. "Your thoughts become things" and "You need to believe to achieve" -- Ben was told repeatedly he could see, believed it and MADE seeing possible. This showed me again how important it is to share these messages with your children.

When I showed the video to my 8 year old son I prefaced it with, "this shows you can do anything you set your mind to". He is currently studying sound at school and sat utterly shocked as he watched Ben "see" with his ears, much the way dolphins do with echolocation. I could tell it helped him that day as he was about to set out on ice skates for the first time. He is usually cautious and instead was looking forward to it tremendously and he KNEW he would be able to do it. He did in fact discover a new love and I have reaffirmed the power of inspiration.

There are a few books I use to teach my children about the Law of Attraction and to know no limits that are VERY valuable. "Incredible You" and "Unstoppable Me" by Wayne Dyer and "How to Talk to Your Kids about the Law of Attraction E-book" by Robin Hoch with Rich German. "Incredible You" is my children's favorite bedtime story and the first time I read it my son said to me, "You know mommy -- this guy thinks a lot like you -- you should call him". WHAT a compliment -- and I am so grateful my children now see me AS thinking like the great Dr. Dyer because for the first 6 years of my son's life I definitely did not.

Share stories of inspiration with your children and tell them there are no limits to what they can achieve. Can you imagine how great a world it would be if all kids grew up KNOWING this?!


Ray said...

I am Jenny's husband and am leaving her some "love" on Valentine's day!
This article has real meaning in our lives because 2 years ago, I never would have imagined the successes Jenny is enjoying today.

For years, I watched her cringe in pain, unable to keep food down, body shaking in the middle of the night from fear and excrutiating pain. There were tremendous limits being placed all the time: "Can't do that, Never be able to do that"

The one constant though is Jen's commitment to her loved ones. She never misses a birthday or a special occasion. Regardless of pain or lost sleep, she managed to always make people feel special.

I am so proud of the emotional intelligence of our children as well as their academic proficiency. All due to Jenny's magic.

Two years ago, if I had told her she would be healthy, strong, well rested, receiving hundreds of emails from people praising her, and being surrounded by positive, uplifting people - we both would have rolled our eyes in disbelief.

The one ingredient that changed was Jenny's belief and knowledge of the law of attraction. The changes started gradually and snowballed - just like it talks about in The Secret.

She continues to be an inspiration to me, my children and our close friends.

I am so happy I'm going to meet Oprah!

Happy Valentines day!

Jenny Mannion said...

Hey Hon, Happy Valentine's Day! Your constant support and belief in me was so important in my healing. Whenever I would get "off track" you would give me a gentle nudge in the right direction and assure me I could do it. If you believe I'll meet Oprah someday then I know it is possible! ;-) Yes, our kids are pretty incredible but that is also due to your guidance, stories of your past and constant love -- and a BIG thank you for all the studying you have been doing with Alex -- I never thought 3rd grade Social Studies would make my head spin. I am so excited for the direction our life is heading in and look forward to many long vacations in our future. Love you madly -- but you know that, Jenny ;-)

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