Antionette Carter – Assessments

As a Man Thinketh
Assessment by Antionette Carter (USA)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

In this book, the main point is that we are literally what we think. The beliefs we have about ourselves and others are the very thing that makes up our reality on a personal level. No matter the nature of our thoughts, whether they are good or bad, we bring about what we think about. We have full control of this human experience and no one else holds the power but yourself. Even the thoughts and feelings you have about others turn out just to be projected thoughts we have about ourselves. There are no coincidences in life, everything is in perfect order as the universe and law of attraction are always consistent. In order to enhance our lives we must first master our minds. We must learn and accept that we in fact are not the mind and that the mind is just a tool meant to use for our advantage for the purpose of creating! With that knowledge we may become aware of the nature of our thoughts and began to take control of out outer world. What you see is what you believe! Have faith, think and expect the most high and it will be.

2. What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. “The man is made and unmade by himself.”

That statement really made me think deep into my own thoughts and comparing my thought pattern to my physical reality. Depending on where you are on your journey in this life, it can be pretty scary to finally understand that you have been the only one responsible for the good and the bad that makes up the circumstances of your life. Even further, how can you now even proceed with life the same? With the knowledge comes responsibility. Either way you choose though now will be a conscious choice. It is life changing information, whether you decide to get in the game of life or not. You have not the power to stop creating! This is what you were born to do!

ii. “Man is always the Master.”

I like this point because it also makes you have to think. When we hear the word “master” we automatically associate that with skill, perfection, right? In this case we are the masters of our reality whether we are skilled at it or not. our very thoughts are our reality! The emotions behind those thoughts are the fuel. Knowing this, I thought to myself, why not take control of the inevitable? Why not get in on the creating of your own life? There is no higher reason for living, in my opinion of course.

iii. There is no element of chance.

We bring about what we think about, everything in our reality was created by our subconscious mind. All that we see is a projection of our very thoughts, manifested in the physical. Thoughts and emotions become things, and people and circumstances! In my personal life, I could literally see that my thoughts about myself manifested in the way other people were treating me!

iv. With practice we can take control of our thoughts and emotions and in return our physical reality, including the state of our bodies!

he encouraging thing about all of this to me is knowing that we all have the power to do this. Just like any other goal this to is attainable. It is our natural state of being. It is the very reason we chose to be here in this place at this time. To learn to use and control our minds!

v. Be present in the now.

How being present in the now is o important to the creating of the future. Every moment is an opportunity for creating, every situation is a opportunity for learning about yourself and others. Being engaged and present in the moment allows you to get the meaning out each moment in life. One practice that I have found to be beneficial in settling into the now is meditation.

vi. The physical signs the body reveals about the thoughts and beliefs we have about ourselves and others, and the emotions that fuel them.

Beliefs are only thoughts that we make habit of thinking and emotions are feelings we keep feeling. From the lines in our faces to the sickness that form inside our bodies, all were brought about in harmony with the way we think and feel over a period of time. This point has been a real challenge for me. We are our own biggest critics. I am learning that the harder I am on myself the harder it is for me to give others a break. We are all on our personal journeys! No judgment necessary!

vii. With this knowledge is enlightenment and a source of empowerment for everyone to learn and appreciate.

We all have the power to master the skill of controlling the mind. I am actively and eagerly learning more about this process and in return myself and others.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world. If so, how?

These lessons are definitely already helping me in my day to day life. It gives me peace to know that I have control of my reality through thought and emotion. I love knowing that I have the choice of what I want to create and what I put my awareness on. I have yet to master the skill but am proud to stay that I am on a steady road of progress and I know that I will be successful! In the moment I master and practice this knowledge I will no sooner run and shout to the hills my own personal blueprint to freedom!
4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.

“He that seeketh, findeth.”

I am inspired by this because it gives me faith that with practice I will reach the ultimate goal of mastering my emotions and directing my thoughts in a way that enhances my life and the lives that I impact. This very statement is a motto that I have adopted to live by! It keeps me on track in the knowing that the universal laws are consistent and will never fail, and in that case I can not fail! Anything that we seek to learn is on the inside of us. We have everything we need. All we have to do is ask and the answer will come, but with faith! Faith in ourselves brings the power of the universe to our fingertips.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so why?

There were no points in the book that I did not understand. The book was simply put and a easy read.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete. If so, did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them helpful?

There were no exercises in the book to complete. I think the overall message of the book should be a practice we apply to our everyday lives.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions? If so, please comment.

There are no additional comments I would like to make in regards to the content of this book.

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10

 

 

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Assessment by Antionette Carter (USA/MO)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

The main idea being conveyed in this book is that we all have a greater purpose for our lives and it is our own personal responsibility to find out just what that is. Although it may be in our comfort zone to blend in, our true happiness comes from the expression of the creation of our true destiny. We must not dare to be afraid to stand out and be different, for this is where we find the blueprint of the soul’s desire. We are far more powerful than we sometimes give ourselves credit. We oftentimes allow others opinions and fears to carve out false beliefs which create obstacles for success. If we are brave enough to follow our dreams and to be authentic to self, we will without question inspire ourselves and in return inspire others to do the same. Being different will cause others to fear and even judge you but we have to remember that we all have our own guidance system within and what is right for one can never be right for all! No one can be you, no one can fulfill your destiny but you! The understanding that there is always room for expansion, there is always something to learn! We are never done improving. Be kind to yourself and enjoy the individual ride of eternity and drown out all the naysayers. Know that as you follow your heart the onlookers will soon be amazed with your fearlessness and will want to know your secret. Be the way maker!

2. What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as examples from your own life.

i. There is always a better way!

We were born to strive for excellence. We are here to be the best version of ourselves. One example for how this personally applies to my life is how I am learning that I am more than my reality. I am the creator of such! In my personal life I have come to the realization that power through action and words is the equivalent of manipulation, but my true power comes from the evolution of the mind and the control of my emotions. I have discovered a better way and a higher way of thinking.

ii. We can learn from others, from those that have already walked the path.

Learning comes from the difference we see in others. If we can learn to embrace the differences and adopt them for our own growth we will continue to evolve and thrive in the beauty of contrast. In my personal affairs I have learned so much from different people and their cultures. The contrast in the way they do things has provided me with many different perspectives and understandings. Learning from others gave me the advantage of having a multifaceted perspective on things I once had a closed mind or fixed ideas about.

iii. Never give up!

No matter how many times you fail, there will soon come a time of success. Each time you fail is just a step closer to who you really are. It’s training for perfection! When I first started learning about the power of the mind, one of my first tasks was to learn how to meditate. It was difficult for me, I even had thoughts that I would never get it. The determination to connect with my source was dominant in which case I kept trying. I did not let my false perception of failure stop me. It took me almost a year to master the art of meditation. All of my attempts were not in vain, but a set up for my success. Now that I have reached this level of accomplishment I will never go back. Only forward!

iv. Simply be fearless!

Fear is just a false sense of perception. I had a son at the age of 14 years old. Everyone around me was fearful of my future but the love I had for my child was stronger than any fear! I raised him and now he is 24 years old. A fearless man! We are now doing our spiritual work together.

v. Subtle changes can yield major results.

We often over think our next step, or our paths to success. When we can commit to small adjustments, big things can happen. For example, while learning to meditate I found that with one small adjustment of embracing my thoughts rather than trying to get rid of them took me on a journey of success.

vi. There is a reason for life!

A reason more than just surviving and following the pack. The reason is learning, loving and discovery. Discovery of oneself and the discovery of others. The loving of life and the joy of loving. The learning of the union between mind and heart. I have been blessed to be inspired to learn. I am now discovering myself and who I truly am and what’s truly important

vii. The journey is never done.

There is always a higher level of awareness. There will always be room for improvement. This point reminds me to be kind to myself on this journey, to be patient with myself and always acknowledge my progress forward. No matter the lesson there on the other side lies a greater one! Pace yourself!

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world. If so, how?

All of these ideas I am already in practice of including in my day to day life in every aspect. The ideas in this book gave me further confirmation and inspiration that I am on the right track. It is not an easy feet to accomplish reprogramming the mind and being in control of your own destiny but it is one of the most important things I have ever done. Because it is so important to me and has already started to change my life in so many ways I want to teach others especially the youth about what I learned and how I was successful in my journey of discovery of self. I feel that one of the most pressing issues is the lack of oneself. With the power of that knowledge and how to apply it to life there are no longer any obstacles to overcome. There will only be left limitless volution and happiness for all!

4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got your attention; if so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.

“The gull see’s furthest, who flies highest.”

This quote was so profound for me because this is what I have been learning to apply in my daily affairs. For so long I thought that my way was the only way. Though that process turned out to be a defense mechanism that never seemed to really protect. I have recently learned that through higher consciousness is the only real map to freedom. There is so much more to life than survival. We all seem to fight for power only to be left powerless. True and sustainable power comes from within and once that power is obtained it can never be taken away. The view from the tip top of the mountain is far more expansive than the perception from the ground. It is the duty for each one of us to from a caterpillar, to evolve into that beautiful butterfly and never to forget to enjoy and embrace the cacoon in the middle. “The breakthrough” also makes me smile everytime I think about the word. Just like Jonathan I thought that everyone would be lining up to hear about such an epiphany! I too thought that yes, I have discovered something that no one can deny, it is the answer, the key to life! I quickly learned that is it only when the student is ready does the teacher appears. So in other words, we all are touched by the “breakthrough” by true hearts desire and not a moment before!

5. Is there anything in book that you do not understand or are unclear about, or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so why?

The book was well written and simply conveyed. I was really able to apply the concept of the book to so many areas of my own life. I agree with the point of the book and hope that more people are able to adopt and practice some of the same concepts.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete. If so, did you find all of them helpful?

There were no exercises in this book to complete per say. I think there is a lesson to apply, which is to always stirve for exellence and never settle for less.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions? If so, please comment.

There are not any other points that I wish to point out. I did enjoy the content of the book and look forward to reading more like this one. I see for our future that one day this type of content would be more standardized in the education of our youth!

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10

PsychoCybernetics
Assessment by Antionette Carter (USA)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

The main idea this book was trying to convey speaks to the fact that we are what we think. The most important task for us all to undertake is to program our subconscious minds with fruitful and positive thoughts. All that we see in our reality is directly the result of how and what we are thinning about ourselves and others. Change your inner thoughts and your outer world will reflect that very change. It is through repetition and unwavering determination that we can accomplish the goal of controlling the mind and in return our reality. How we think of ourselves is how we operate in life. When we place limits on our abilities they become locked away and it is our responsibility to discover and unlock our true powers which are limitless and without bounds. We are affected by the negative thoughts and opinions of others but more importantly we tend to adopt those opinions as our own. The real work is to reject those beliefs and replace them with new and empowered ones!

2. What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. The old can be modified by our present thinking.

Everything that we experience is in the now. When the past was now, your vibration was not the same as it in the present now. Circumstances and time has evolved and so have you. When you think about the past in the present moment you are also offering your present vibration. When we can change the way we look at thing that happen to us, we change the way we feel about it. If you can look at past failures as necessary steps towards your success you can change the negative emotion and patterns developed around that subject in your subconscious mind. I had a difficult relationship with my mother for many years. I could not see a solution for the relationship to grow. I needed an apology that she was not willing to give and because of that I refused to forgive her for what I had felt she had done to me. Now on my journey to freedom I have come to realize that she had really done nothing more than be the master teacher in my life, the very fuel to the flame of my fire! If not for the hard lessons would I be who I am today. Everything is working for our good, always!

ii. We age not by years but by events in life and how we react to them.

Acting from anger, stress, fear and any other low vibrational emotion is hard on the body and manifest sickness and poor quality of life. Just by staying calm and having faith that all is well is enough to preserve the body. No medication or surgery is more efficient in healing and maintaining the body than Universal life force energy! That energy freely flows when the body and mind is without stress. In my own life I have witnessed myself heal things like hair loss and a aching back just by relaxing and feeling better. I have also gone to mend relationships that were seemingly doomed. The subconscious mind is a powerful tool!

iii. The subconscious mind is not bias, it takes in information and creates by the laws of the universe. I am currently working on the information I am feeding to my subconscious mind. It is a task of repetition and patience! One thing that helps me be nice to myself is the fact that I know that I am giving 80 percent of my attention to evolving my mind and in return my life. We are not perfect, just aiming to be so! This is a journey rather a destination. Enjoy the forever ride!

iv. The author talked about how the opinion of one’s outer appearance only changes with the inner opinion of one’s self image.

I like this point because it gives me the power to know that I am in control. In control of how I see myself and how others see me. Reading this book really inspired me to evaluate my own self image and was able to uncover some things about myself that I didn’t exactly see before. This gave me the foundation to do even deeper work on my self image and to eliminate any obstacle on my mental path.

v. We can only understand our internal workings by the external models we build. In other words, what we are seeing, feeling, tasting and touching are all external vibrational interpretations of what we have created in our minds. Our beliefs, our limitations and our successes all come from the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us.

vi. Replace negative emotions with positive new one’s Me personally, has found it pretty difficult to change an emotion that I have been feeling for years on a certain subject.

I have also found it effective to rewrite the story based on my new perspective and in return change the feeling and pattern of thought on that very same situation.

vii. If you can remember, worry or tie your shoes, you can be successful in learning the teachings of psycho cybernetics!

Whew! Isn’t that a great thing to know? It is for me. I sometimes think to myself, “have you got in over your head?” No! I can do this, we can do this. I remind myself that this is my nature, who I really am. This book was confirmation of just that.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world. If so, how?

In the most profound way, the section of the book that talked about our self image was mind shifting for me. It gave me basis to look into myself deeper and better understand the workings of me and where it all started. It also gave e practical tools and exercises to use to further sharpen my skills. This very work of information is what I inspire to share with others in a way that can be received even by children. In a creative way I want to incorporate these teachings in a curriculum for our youth and began a new way of education the future leaders of our world.

4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.

The quote that caught my attention was, “Don’t try to get rid of the butterflies in your stomach, just make sure they fly in formation.”

This was a freeing statement for me because it assured me that being nervous is ok just persist. Nervousness is not a sign of failure but start of success. We are going to have some flutters about the new. If we start to associate those flutter with positive emotions we can transcend the false sense of fear.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so why?

I understood the book perfectly. It offered simple suggestions and was easy to comprehend.

6. Did the book contain any exercises for the reader to complete. If so, did you complete all of exercises and did you find them helpful?

Yes, the book contained several exercises. I did complete all of them and plan to continue to work with them ongoing. I made a note of the exercises that most interested me to further study and master and then someday teach.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions. If so, please comment.

I don’t have any additional comments pertaining to this book.

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10