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Instinctual intuition

MichelenePosted by Michelene K. Bell Sat, May 20, 2017 02:05PM

Instinctual intuition

By Michelene K. Bell

www.MicheleneKBell.com



We need to trust our feelings. Often times, a thought flickers across our mind and immediately we dismiss it only to learn the thought was a warning or a missed opportunity.

This internal thought is what we call intuition or instinct. When we pay attention to the guidance of that instinct, we are less likely to falter in Life.

I have known people who have paid attention to that small inner voice and followed it to a better place.

It is not always easy to trust that instant and fleeting feeling or thought that comes across our mind.

When an instinctual feeling is noted, pay attention. It is not your imagination. It is you’re Spirit making a point.

For instance, I remember having an instinctual feeling about an accident…of which I ignored. As a result, the person who hit me caused my car to jump over the concrete barrier on 95 into oncoming traffic. Needless to say, I made it through that day.

I believe that the lesson is, pay attention to those small, instinctual promptings and trust them. What it boils down to is awareness and most importantly action.

It is important that we get back in touch with the part of us that is our guiding compass in this life. The more we do so, the more our lives will work in unison with life.

So, follow your intuition and see your destiny unfold before. What do you have to gain? EVERYTHING!

Michelene K. Bell is the Founder and Publisher of In Light Times, Concepts for Conscious Living (27-years now retired), and a professional freelance writer with a passion for life. Michelene brings clarity and heart to the written word. She paints a vivid picture within the content of articles, blogs, newsletters and all things literary. Michelene enjoys great friends, fantastic food, travel, creative endeavors and having fun exploring new adventures. Visit http://www.MicheleneKBell.com for a list of services she offers to the literary world. Also, visit http://articles-blog.michelenekbell.com. Visit me on http://www.Twitter.com/MicheleneKBell or http://www.Facebook.com/MicheleneKBell







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When We Speak

MichelenePosted by Michelene K. Bell Tue, April 25, 2017 08:55PM

When We Speak
By Michelene K. Bell
http://www.MicheleneKBell.com

“Be Impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”

Don Miguel Ruiz

What a powerful statement. Have you ever wondered what it would be like if we were completely honest with others and ourselves? It might mean staying in our truth and speaking from the heart. There is no game playing, or skirting issues, just being genuine in our communications.

Who, of us, has not played games involving some drama, at some point? Who does not like to participate in the “telling” or “listening” to a story? I believe that somewhere down the line, we all have.

Let us face it; a myriad of our games, involving gossip or manipulation, can actually bring a negative and hurtful outcome. Perhaps it is time to explore these two scenarios:

The Gossiper

A gossiper is someone who needs to feel superior. He or she reveals personal and private information about other people. They like to spread rumors and secrets; however, the gossiper asks you not to tell anyone.

Gossip is defined as the private information about others shared in conversation or print.

Here are some of the reasons gossipers tell stories:

· A Gossiper’s Agenda. By embellishing the rumor or secret, it makes them feel important. It is also a statement indicating they know something unknown to others. As they continue telling the information, it spreads and in the end, whomever the story is about, suffers an injustice.

· The person engages in idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others.

· Low Self-Esteem plays a part in the life of a gossiper. They want to feel superior and enjoy sharing what he or she knows … even if only a rumor. Low Self-Esteem individuals have no respect for others or themselves.

· Secretly, people who spread rumors do so out of envy or to hurt those who are popular, talented or with a great lifestyle.

· People who gossip the most show a high level of anxiety. By gossiping, they get a temporary “high” when they judge others negatively. They also want to be in the “lime-light” among the group.

· He or she gossips because of boredom, wanting to be part of a group, for attention, out of anger or envy and out of fear; fear of non-acceptance.

Overall, gossip is both hurtful and derogatory conversation that serves no purpose. It can also involve betrayal of confidences or negative judgments.

So, ask yourself, “why and what purpose do you feel the need to gossip?” How would you feel if one of your friends spread rumors or told others confidential information about you? If that feeling is less than positive, perhaps it is time to re-evaluate if gossip is part of your life.

If you want a positive outcome speak from the heart, tell the truth and walk with integrity. Spread your light into the darkness and witness that negativity fades away.

Michelene K. Bell is the Founder and Publisher of In Light Times, Concepts for Conscious Living (27-years now retired), and a professional freelance writer with a passion for life. Michelene brings clarity and heart to the written word. She paints a vivid picture within the content of articles, blogs, newsletters and all things literary. Michelene enjoys great friends, fantastic food, travel, creative endeavors and having fun exploring new adventures. Visit http://www.MicheleneKBell.comfor a list of services she offers to the literary world. Also, visit http://articles-blog.michelenekbell.com. Visit me on http://www.Twitter.com/MicheleneKBell or http://www.Facebook.com/MicheleneKBell





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FUTURE Predictions

News & UpdatesPosted by Michelene K. Bell Tue, April 25, 2017 03:34AM

The FUTURE is approaching faster than one can handle

Author Unknown

· In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt.

What happened to Kodak will happen in many industries in the next 5-10 years and, most people will not see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years most people would never take pictures on film again?

Yet, digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law. So, as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen again (but much faster) with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.

Welcome to the fourth Industrial Revolution. Welcome to the Exponential Age.

· Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.

· Uber is just a software tool, they do not own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.

· Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they do not own any properties.

· Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go-player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.

· In the US, young lawyers already don't get jobs. Because of IBM's Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.

· So, if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future and, only omniscient specialists will remain.

· Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more accurate than human nurses.

· Facebook now has pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

· Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted. You don't want to own a car anymore. You will call a car with your phone; it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving.

· The very young children of today will never get a driver's license and will never own a car.

· It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that. We can transform former parking spaces into parks.

· 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident every 60,000 miles (100,000 km), with autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles (10 million km).

· That will save a million lives world wide each year.

· Most car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies, (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.

· Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; are completely terrified of Tesla.

· Insurance companies will have massive trouble because, without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.

· Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

· Electric cars will become mainstream about 2020. Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.

· Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning impact.

· Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. Energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that simply cannot continue - technology will take care of that strategy.

· With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water. Desalination of salt water now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter (@ 0.25 cents). We don't have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

· Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it.

· It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medical analysis, nearly for free. Goodbye, self-serving medical practitioners and establishments.

· 3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from $18,000 to $400 within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100 times faster. All major shoe companies have already started 3D printing shoes.

· Some spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.

· At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home.

· In China, they already 3D printed and built a complete 6-storey office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that's being produced will be 3D printed.

· Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, first ask yourself: "In the future, do I think we will have that?" and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?

· If it does not work with your phone, forget the idea. Any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st century.

· Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There will be many new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a short time. This will require a rethink on wealth distribution.

· Agriculture: There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in third world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all day on their fields.

· Aeroponics will need much less water. The first Petri dish produced veal, is now available and will be cheaper than cow-produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces are used for cows. Imagine if we don't need that space anymore.

· Several start-ups will bring insect protein to the market shortly. It contains more protein than meat. It will be labeled as "alternative protein source" (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

· There is an app called "moodies" which can already tell in which mood you’re in. By 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions, if you are lying. Imagine a political debate where it's being displayed when they’re telling the truth and when they’re not - it will ultimately compel all politicians to be truthful (a truly unique & novel occurrence).

· By 2020 (or sooner - some might suggest this is happening now), what a university student learns in the first year of a three-year degree will be irrelevant and redundant by the time the third year is complete.The FUTURE is approaching faster than one can handle

Author Unknown

· In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt.

What happened to Kodak will happen in many industries in the next 5-10 years and, most people will not see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years most people would never take pictures on film again?

Yet, digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law. So, as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen again (but much faster) with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.

Welcome to the fourth Industrial Revolution. Welcome to the Exponential Age.

· Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.

· Uber is just a software tool, they do not own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.

· Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they do not own any properties.

· Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go-player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.

· In the US, young lawyers already don't get jobs. Because of IBM's Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.

· So, if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future and, only omniscient specialists will remain.

· Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more accurate than human nurses.

· Facebook now has pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

· Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted. You don't want to own a car anymore. You will call a car with your phone; it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving.

· The very young children of today will never get a driver's license and will never own a car.

· It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that. We can transform former parking spaces into parks.

· 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident every 60,000 miles (100,000 km), with autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles (10 million km).

· That will save a million lives world wide each year.

· Most car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies, (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.

· Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; are completely terrified of Tesla.

· Insurance companies will have massive trouble because, without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.

· Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

· Electric cars will become mainstream about 2020. Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.

· Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning impact.

· Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. Energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that simply cannot continue - technology will take care of that strategy.

· With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water. Desalination of salt water now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter (@ 0.25 cents). We don't have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

· Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it.

· It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medical analysis, nearly for free. Goodbye, self-serving medical practitioners and establishments.

· 3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from $18,000 to $400 within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100 times faster. All major shoe companies have already started 3D printing shoes.

· Some spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.

· At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home.

· In China, they already 3D printed and built a complete 6-storey office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that's being produced will be 3D printed.

· Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, first ask yourself: "In the future, do I think we will have that?" and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?

· If it does not work with your phone, forget the idea. Any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st century.

· Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There will be many new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a short time. This will require a rethink on wealth distribution.

· Agriculture: There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in third world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all day on their fields.

· Aeroponics will need much less water. The first Petri dish produced veal, is now available and will be cheaper than cow-produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces are used for cows. Imagine if we don't need that space anymore.

· Several start-ups will bring insect protein to the market shortly. It contains more protein than meat. It will be labeled as "alternative protein source" (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

· There is an app called "moodies" which can already tell in which mood you’re in. By 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions, if you are lying. Imagine a political debate where it's being displayed when they’re telling the truth and when they’re not - it will ultimately compel all politicians to be truthful (a truly unique & novel occurrence).

· By 2020 (or sooner - some might suggest this is happening now), what a university student learns in the first year of a three-year degree will be irrelevant and redundant by the time the third year is complete.



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A World Gone Insane

News & UpdatesPosted by Michelene K. Bell Fri, April 07, 2017 11:06PM

By Michelene K. Bell

As I contemplate the most recent events of the world, I ask myself, “What exactly caused our world to go insane?” Then, I am reminded on how we got here.

We reached this destination because of “hope” for change. We wanted to believe our next leader of the free world would bring us into a new era of growth, justice and integrity. Instead, the opposite has become our new reality. Rather than growth, justice and integrity from our leaders, we are experiencing angry citizens en-massed within our nation and around the world.

There is the tearing down of America’s age-old traditions with no forethought of the consequences, targeting people with false allegations of “possible” terrorism, breaking families apart for no other reason than the country they hail from. Then there is the defunding of long-standing organizations such as the EPA, Planned Parenthood, Medicare and Medicaid. All these entities are vital to the health of our society and the health of our planet we call home.

It would appear our leaders have no regard for our most sacred document of the land, The Constitution of the United States of America. It is disconcerting that this leader has surrounded himself with all his rich cronies and family members who have no concept of the ins and outs of running a country. His plans of “shaking up the government,” by dismantling whole departments, and firing everyone with experience, goes beyond comprehension.

His continued misspoken words, his failure to get the “facts” right and his blaming the prior administration without giving the “whole” story, is appalling. His willingness to work with criminals and participate in illegal activity is amazing. The attitude of, “Do it my way or there’s the highway” shows a lack of respect to others’ opinions. And, included in these suggestions is, STOP being a bully to your own people. Cease with the retaliation, intimidation and threats of those who do not agree with you. Be a leader, not a dictator.

When this man made the statement on camera regarding abortion that “the woman should be punished” (what about the ‘John’?) was incredible and laughable.

The president needs to get off his high horse, let go of his huge ego, stop blaming everyone else and take responsibility for his actions, stop talking about his crowds and campaign, and do what he promised…”to make America great;” but not at the expense of the people.

Moreover, for those who continue to wear rose-colored glasses, I can only hope that as we lose our freedoms and our country, you will awaken to whom you put into office.

Michelene K. Bell is the Founder and Publisher of In Light Times, Concepts for Conscious Living (27-years now retired), and a professional freelance writer with a passion for life. Michelene brings clarity and heart to the written word. She paints a vivid picture within the content of articles, blogs, newsletters and all things literary. Michelene enjoys great friends, fantastic food, travel, creative endeavors and having fun exploring new adventures. Visit http://www.MicheleneKBell.comfor a list of services she offers to the literary world. Also, visit http://articles-blog.michelenekbell.com. Visit me on http://www.Twitter.com/MicheleneKBell or http://www.Facebook.com/MicheleneKBell











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Wit of Mahatma Gandhi

InspirationalPosted by Michelene K. Bell Tue, April 04, 2017 02:18PM

26/10/2015 by trekrecord

When Mahatma Gandhi was studying law at the University College of London, a white professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him intensely and always displayed prejudice and animosity towards him.

Also, because Gandhi never lowered his head when addressing him as he expected, there were always “arguments” and confrontations. One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining room of the University, and Gandhi came along with his tray and sat next to the professor. The professor said, “Mr. Gandhi, you do not understand. A pig and a bird do not sit together to eat.”

Gandhi looked at him as a parent would a rude child and calmly replied, “You do not worry professor. I’ll fly away,” and he went and sat at another table. Mr. Peters, reddened with rage, decided to take revenge on the next test paper, but Gandhi responded brilliantly to all questions.

Mr. Peters, unhappy and frustrated, asked him the following question. “Mr. Gandhi, if you were walking down the street and found a package, and within was a bag of wisdom and another bag with a lot of money, which one would you take?” Without hesitating, Gandhi responded, “The one with the money, of course.”

Mr. Peters, smiling sarcastically said, “I, in your place, would have taken the wisdom, don’t you think?” Gandhi shrugged indifferently and responded, “Each one takes what he doesn’t have.”

Mr. Peters, by this time was fit to be tied. So great was his anger that he wrote on Gandhi’s exam sheet the word “idiot” and gave it to Gandhi. Gandhi took the exam sheet and sat down at his desk, trying very hard to remain calm while he contemplated his next move.

A few minutes later, Gandhi got up, went to the professor and said to him in a dignified but sarcastically polite tone, “Mr. Peters, you signed the sheet, but you did not give me the grade.”





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Become the Master of Your Own Destiny

MetaphysicalPosted by Michelene K. Bell Sun, April 02, 2017 11:23PM



“We are the true Masters of our destiny. Look within and embrace the soul print of your magnificent Spirit; for therein lies to ultimate Truth. Be true to yourself and all will be revealed.”

Michelene K. Bell
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Life Can Be Pushy

MichelenePosted by Michelene K. Bell Fri, March 24, 2017 08:47PM

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”

Plutarch

Since retiring from In Light Times, I find my "plate" full of Life changing events that bring a new meaning to my journey. I have learned that Life can indeed be exciting; however, it can also push us to and beyond our limits … thus encouraging us to grow and awaken to our greatest potential. Although it may not always be comfortable to move beyond our comfort zone, it is, in essence, a "right of passage" into a better and brighter future.

How would you answer this question, "Is the glass half full or half empty?" Depending on your answer, “full or empty,” will speak volumes. Our world is a stage for change and evolution. We were never meant to be stagnant and to be so is a slow demise of who we could be. Even though, by all appearances, darkness and chaos are the front-runners between “Light” and “Dark” or “Good” and “Evil,” do not be disheartened. Nothing in the universe (world) remains static.

The energies around us are in a constant flux of change and as we evolve and awaken to a new paradigm, we will influence the appearance of darkness and chaos.

Dream it, feel it, visualize it, believe it and then see it as the new world reality.


Michelene K. Bell, the Founder and Publisher of In Light Times, Concepts for Conscious Living (27-years now retired), and a professional freelance writer with a passion for life. Michelene brings clarity and heart to the written word. She paints a vivid picture within the content of articles, blogs, newsletters and all things literary. Michelene enjoys great friends, fantastic food, travel, creative endeavors and having fun exploring new adventures. Visit www.MicheleneKBell.com for a list of services she offers to the literary world. Also visit her on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/















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From the Mind & Soul of an Artist

MichelenePosted by Michelene K. Bell Fri, March 17, 2017 05:01PM

From the Mind & Soul of an Artist
The Iris Mountain

By no way am I an aficionado of the art world. That being said, I found myself in awe of the creative art of Eugenia M. Jarrett. It is in her ability to put on canvas subject matters that come alive. These unique expressions of art capture the imagination of the viewer. In entering the world of a, I find myself having a greater appreciation of the beauty and creative elements of this artist's mind and soul. I give her art a five-star rating. I highly recommend you visit often and LIKE Eugenia's Art Gallery, #EugeniaMJArtist

Welcome to my art gallery, showcasing an array of my original fine art for collectors and art lovers worldwide. Enjoy a variety of abstracts, impressionism, contemporary, realism, photographic art, digital and photography and visit often to see new additions. Please LIKE Eugenia's Art Gallery, #EugeniaMJArtist and join me in the growth and promotion of my art locally and internationally, your support is greatly appreciated. Join me on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/EugeniaMJArtist.

Website: www.EugeniasArtGallery.com







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