How to Eliminate Negativity - FREE E-BOOK

by Jonathan Parker on November 3, 2016

I knew a little girl named Sarah who did terribly poor in math when she was in third grade. Her teacher scolded her for talking in class, and as a result she developed a very negative attitude about school and math. I remember talking to her about her math scores and she said she just couldn’t do math, but that completely changed when she got to fifth grade. What happened? In 5th grade she had a...

A 7- Step Self Guided Meditation Technique for All Levels

by Jonathan Parker on November 1, 2016

For more than 40 years I have been a spiritual counselor and meditation retreat facilitator. In this article, which contains a self guided meditation, I will discuss meditation techniques with seven phases, and give you some of the most powerful and effective meditation mantras there are. Meditation was developed as a means of connecting with the divine and the underlying consciousness of...


Live, Expand, & Thrive - Free e-book

by Jonathan Parker on September 27, 2016

Back in the early 1960’s I was a member of a church that banned a popular book. Of course, that only made me want to read it more to find out what was so evil or blasphemous about it. Actually, I found it to be the exact opposite. The book title is Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz and it actually started me on my study of psychology in graduate school and ultimately into metaphysics. Dr. Maltz...

My Solution for Self-Doubt

by Jonathan Parker on September 8, 2016

Doubts squash your creativity, destroy your goals, and inhibit you from moving forward. Self-doubts run around in your mind, making you question your abilities and decisions without you even suspecting it? I’ve been there and so has just about every person I’ve ever met. In fact, it took me a few years to discover why my mind did this, and how to eliminate it. Why does your mind do that? The...

How to Conquer Self-Doubt - Part 1

by Jonathan Parker on August 24, 2016

Do you realize a tiny speck of doubt can undermine your best efforts? Yes, it can sabotage you before you even begin. I’m going to show you how to conquer self doubt.  The self-doubt habit can cause you to hesitate or even avoid what you need to take action on.  How to Conquer Self Doubt The solution is to recognize it first of all, and then take action. So here are some steps to take....

Heal Your Childhood Pain

by Jonathan Parker on August 1, 2016

In 1975 while in grad school studying psychology, I noticed I had some issues I needed to address with my mother.  She was a good mother, and I loved her, but there were instances that caused me to hold on to resentment. I cannot even tell you what they were, but I knew it was causing me to still feel powerless, even though I was almost 30.   So I created some guided meditations for...

What Spiritual Stage Are You In?

by Jonathan Parker on August 1, 2016

Have you ever had something really shake up your life? Perhaps the death of someone you love or a pet, a divorce, losing your job, or a serious illness? These life-altering events can change the course of your entire life.  And it doesn’t have to be something negative. It could also just as well be something wonderful and a new loving relationship, the good fortune of an...

5 Mantras for Becoming More Enlightened

by Jonathan Parker on July 9, 2016

Did you know your soul is already Enlightened and Ascended? In other words, your soul is already intelligent and wise, ever compassionate, unconditionally loving, deeply peaceful, joyfully happy, playfully light-hearted, optimistically positive, free-flowingly creative, fulfilled and harmonious. Now, you just need to get the rest of your thinking, feelings, and beliefs to catch up with it. ...

Lighten Your Heart

by Jonathan Parker on June 27, 2016

You already know that a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. You may also know that, like a caterpillar, you are now in your intermediate stage of transforming yourself. Actually, you already are the butterfly. It just happens to be masked by layers of you thinking “I am a caterpillar.” The process of transitioning from where you are to where you are evolving is called Ascension or Enlightenment....

Have You Ever Failed at Anything?

by Jonathan Parker on April 8, 2016

Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”  He was talking about all the times he tried to create a light bulb that didn’t work.  This is an interesting perspective isn’t it? But it isn’t how most people react most of the time. I remember how I often put myself down in the past when things didn’t go the way I planned. It took me years to figure...


by Jonathan Parker on March 31, 2016

Strong self-confidence develops at a young age by having a strong support network of loving parents, family, and friends who encourage the child to keep working to succeed even when they fall short. That forms the foundation of how to improve self-esteem and confidence.  It is very important for parents to be on the watch for their children’s faltering self-esteem and know how to increase...

Who Are U?

by Jonathan Parker on March 23, 2016

When I was in my 20s I’d swing from being arrogant to feeling incompetent. I thought, “Why am I feeling and acting like this? I don’t like the way it feels, and it certainly doesn’t help me help anyone.” I remember being really frustrated with myself for somehow automatically doing this, because I recognized neither were true. Everyone does this to themselves but it isn’t healthy and there is...

How to Have Self-Confidence

by Jonathan Parker on March 14, 2016

There is no wondering why my friend Danny Everett was successful and won Gold in the 1988 Olympics. He is the most confident person I’ve ever met. Danny and I play tennis together a few times every week, and he is such an incredible role model of how to build up confidence. He is always focused on playing at the top of his game, and positively encourages me and other players.  I’ve also...

Your Power of Positive Self-Esteem - Part 1

by Jonathan Parker on February 18, 2016

  If someone says that you have high self-esteem, they may be paying you a compliment or criticizing you. Why is this? Well, self-esteem sometimes means you feel self-respect and positive value, but it can also mean an exaggerated favorable impression of yourself. Either way, it is a commentary on how you feel about yourself. It is also a strong determiner of the quality of your...

The Cause of Failure...or Success!

by Jonathan Parker on February 10, 2016

  Your self-esteem determines whether you will be a success and feel happy, or not.  Why? Because your self esteem affects how you judge your appearance, accomplishments, skills, and talents. And that affects all your actions.  The level of your self-esteem is a major component of your self-image. It is how you feel about yourself and your life. It includes how worthy and deserving...

Help! My Inner Child Hurts

by Jonathan Parker on January 24, 2016

When you first hear the term “inner child” you may think it is a weird idea. After all, you are now an adult and your childhood is far behind you. The idea that there is still some sort of child trapped inside of you may not make logical sense to you; however, as you reflect on it you will realize that who you are today is heavily influenced by the problems, strengths, habits, perceptions, and...


How to Heal Your Inner Child

by Jonathan Parker on January 24, 2016

The emotional wounds you have suffered in your childhood may reveal themselves in damaging ways in your relationships as an adult.   Regardless of your age, you have experienced several problems and heartaches in the past.  Whether it was bullying, loneliness, insecurity or even lack of attention and affection from your family, all of these affect your current relationships with others...


3 Steps to Forgiving

by Jonathan Parker on January 23, 2016

Just about everyone has heard of forgiving and no doubt thinks we should do it, but when it comes right down to how to forgive people often are at a loss. A dear relative of mine used to say, "I can forgive, but I can't forget." Well, that never sounded like forgiving to me but I recognized the difficulty she was having with people who had been cruel to her. No doubt she heard someone...

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How to Forgive

by Jonathan Parker on January 23, 2016

Healing a relationship with someone else must begin by healing yourself, and forgiveness is a key to opening your heart and letting yourself back in. Answering the question, "what is forgiveness" will open the doorway to your own heart and soul and lead you to a healing of the very core of the issues.  The regular practice of forgiveness unfolds the qualities of your heart and soul such...

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How Do I Forgive?

by Jonathan Parker on January 23, 2016

  In this article I will lead you through a process so you will answer the question for yourself, "How do I forgive myself and others." This is an important question to answer because sometimes forgiveness seems to be quite difficult, especially when one has suffered greatly. Through this process you will come to understand forgiveness to a greater depth by engaging in the process...

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