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Valuetainment Weekly Episode #47: Is the idea of improving or re-creating the voting system in the United States, too ambitious? In part two of How to Improve the Voting System, Patrick’s team asks college students and the general public some questions about voting and how they would improve the current system. Some of the questions will make you laugh. Please comment and share.

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2014′s Most Rewarding Book Club by Patrick Bet-David

Top Reviews of Power vs. Force by Dr. David R. Hawkins:

Number one review:

Dr. Len Cooper

Babies and young children have an inherent desire to learn and develop. As we get older, the distractions of life cause us to drift from the pursuit of knowledge and overall enlightenment. Consequently, the pressure to merely survive has a tendency to stunt our growth and, therefore, hinders our ability to obtain higher levels of consciousness. According to Hawkins, we will most likely only increase our consciousness calibration by 5 points during our life-time. His perspective, in my opinion, raises more questions than answers: Regardless of our personal development pursuits, should we conclude that we have no possible ability to go from a consciousness level 200 to 300 or 300 to 400 etc? If a mind-altering drug can remove negative filters to expose people to temporary euphoria, shouldn’t the mind also condition itself to remove negative filters to cause us to calibrate at a higher level? In America, there are large numbers of rags-to-riches examples of people who beat the odds of their negative surroundings; were they already calibrating at a higher level? Do people who are born calibrating at a lower level, but have an intense white-hot desire to improve merely grow 5-35 points? I wholeheartedly reject that belief. I believe we have a much higher capacity to improve.
However, I do completely agree that most people will miss the opportunity to increase their consciousness because of the biggest hindrance to growth. This hindrance allows us to make excuses to justify why we are not winning. This hindrance makes us believe our own lies and interpret those lies as unchangeable truths. I’m not sure about you, but I have fallen victim to its glamorous seduction many times. That hindrance is denial. Denial is a device craftily used by our intellect to create a self made, and invisible prison cell that keeps us frustrated when one tries to figure out why he or she is not winning in life.
We all have the capacity to increase our conscious calibrations throughout our lives if we purposefully and consistently personally develop. I believe that our only chance to tap into power is to: (1) surrender our ego and pride; (2) stop believing our excuses; (3) acknowledge that our fears are imaginary; and (3) allow love, joy, peace, and the other gifts of the Spirit to serve as our life-long compass.

Second place review by:
David Hayes

Robert Greene, author of Mastery (March’s BOTM), simply states that the interworkings of the mind are ultimately a reflection of the outer world, and vice versa. Dr. Hawkins takes that a step further to explain that the “inner mind” and “outer world” are essentially one in the same: there is no form without consciousness, and thus no consciousness without form. Decarte expresses this same observation of outer self and inner thouht with his infamous quote, “I think, therefore I am”.

Brilliant! Now what does this mean and how does it make me any happier or fullfilled?

Great question outer David! Thank you inner David! Perhaps we shall solve this one together with the help Dr Hawkins and his extensive research.

Lets take a walk through our own brain shall we. What do we see?

Memories, images, shapes, people, ideas, concepts, emotions, feelings, “things” we do not yet have words to describe…it seems essentially limitless.

Do you rember the book/movie sphere?

Yes. That is where the thoughts of those who stepped in the sphere manifested themselves. I see where you are going…

Well done. You see, have you ever had a moment that seemed completely pure, where the conscious and subconscious met, where the inner thought simultaneously matched the outer observation, where the self and I naturally became one?

I think so?

If you have to think then the answer is no. Those at the higher levels of consciousness experience this connective duality of “be”and “is” and as a result are capable of a much stronger perception, a more powerful connection, and a much clearer interpretation on what is “experinced”.

So how do we all get there?

Another brilliant practical question outer David? Just keep reading friend. And so will I. And when “We” are on the same page, and super thought and absent thought are simultaneous, we’ll know, and at that point we won’t even need words.

Third Place Review by:
Lorraine Morin

I had to read the book twice… The first time through I kept having this uncanny feeling that I already knew the material or rather there was nothing being taught or scientifically quantified and calibrated that I already new… But it was so exciting to me because what was happening was I was seeing my many years of study in Eastern studies of Yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity all coming together yet in a factually based and scientifically proven medium… That medium is kinesiology, the testing of the musculature of the body to tap into the universal consciousness to validate what had been before only a matter of personal perspective and belief!!!

The second reading of the book, took me on another adventure of the mind to try to grasp the methodology of the testing and how it could be applied in the every day world to make a potentially huge impact on the mind and spirit of mankind… Since on a calibrated scale of 1 to 1,000, man on average only grows 5 points in life and the average beginning point for mankind is a paltry 204 on the scale, the question begs… Is mankind ready for this to be employed in everyday life???

I don’t have an answer for if mankind is developed or courageous enough to have the ultimate knowledge of all time at their fingertips, especially considering that included would be all of the thoughts, words and deeds they themselves have taken in life… Would the human ego allow such knowledge to be released and employed en masse??? Could man live in a world where “truth and falsehood” could be proven in a scientifically sound and replicate-able way??? The possibilities here are astounding!!! It is my hope that some day soon, this science is brought under full light of day and can begin to raise the consciousness of the world to a more than just barely courageous level and that higher states of consciousness become the norm for most of the population… Just imagine what a world like that would be!!!

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Valuetainment Episode #35: Patrick announces the winners of The Book Club’s monthly raffle for February. Every month readers have a chance to win a $25, $50 and $100 gift card to Amazon. Watch the episode to see why Patrick Bet-David’s book club is becoming the most rewarding book club of 2014.

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Unlearn-Unlearn-Unlearn

Has your thinking been challenged?

Patrick Bet-David presents a short film about the American Dream. From a young age, all of us are taught a defining picture of what makes a successful life. We are told by our parents, our teachers and the media that if we follow the rules, excel in school and get a job, we will find happiness and success. But why is it that many hard working individuals never really find that success? Why do so many people get left behind despite following the rules and doing what they’re told?

Sometimes we must UNLEARN some of the “truths” we’ve been taught in life in order to alter the status quo of our lives. This powerful film presents a new way of thinking based on the experiences of revolutionary thinker Patrick Bet-David, whose family fled to the United States during the Iranian Revolution.

Dare to challenge what you think you know? We welcome you to UNLEARN.

Thanks for watching the official movie for UNLEARN 2014.

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Valuetainment Episode #34: Have you ever lost control of a situation and couldn’t fathom why? In this episode, Patrick shares an enlightening conversation he had with his golf instructor about why we lose control sometimes.

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Life Insurance

7 Life Insurance Myths That Should Die

NEW YORK (TheStreet)

Consumers view life insurance as a necessary evil. The joke among life insurance marketers is that under the term “necessary evil” in the dictionary is a photo of your life insurance policy.

Americans know they need life insurance — 85% of consumers say so — but the buying process can be confusing, and that causes hesitation in the market, flattening out life insurance policy purchases over the past three years

“Life insurance has never been as inexpensive or easy to buy — especially with the anticipated growth of online and nontraditional purchasing channels — yet, millions of consumers continue to put off the decision,” says Marvin H. Feldman, chief executive of the Life Foundation, which conducts an annual survey on consumers and life insurance. “Insurance professionals and our industry play a critical role in helping to educate the public on the wide range of options available and should continue to work together to help people get the life insurance coverage they know they need.

Still, even industry professionals know life insurance remains one of the most misunderstood areas of insurance.

“Who needs insurance, how much does it cost, and when should you get it?” asks Patrick Bet-David, chief executive of People Helping People, a Woodlands Hills, Calif., financial services company. “If you ask 10 different people on the street you’re likely to get 10 different answers — from ‘I’m too young’ to ‘It’s too expensive’ to ‘I’d rather invest the money.’”

Bet-David offers these responses to common myths on life insurance:

It’s not possible for a company to pay $500,000 in death benefits when I’m only paying $50 a month. If all policy holders kept their policies, life insurance companies would be in trouble, Bet-David says. “But they make their money because people tend to cancel their policies every seven to 10 years or so,” he says. “If you’re smart, you’ll keep the policy. They can afford to give $500,000 for $50 a month when they know that 98% of policyholders won’t keep their policy for the life of the policy.”

I’m young and don’t have a need for it. Most people eventually get married, Bet-David says. If you’re smart enough to buy it when you’re young and single with a low monthly cost, you’ll benefit in the long run. Also, you still have a need for final expenses, unpaid debts and medical bills.

Life insurance is more expensive today because of inflation. Life insurance cost is based mainly on your life expectancy. “If you live longer, your policy will be cheaper,” he says. “And today’s life expectancy is longer than ever, which means insurance is cheaper.”

Only breadwinners need coverage. Imagine what it costs to hire a homemaker raising kids, Bet-David says. Now multiply that times the amount of years your kids will be under your support financially — that’s how much insurance the homemaker needs.

Better to invest that money than buy coverage. You really can’t have too much life insurance. “The complaint is always, I wish I had more,” Bet-David says. “If you can’t afford a permanent policy the least you should do is protect yourself with a 30-year term” if age allows.

I won’t be dying anytime soon. I’ll get it later. “A very extensive study of roughly 113 billion people shows that 100% of people die,” Bet-David quips. “The only problem with that study is we don’t know when.”

My policy at the company I work at is plenty. It usually isn’t, since your life insurance value is normally two to three times your income. But even with that amount it’s very annoying when you get laid off from the company you’ve been with for 17 years, landing in your early 40s with no coverage and three dependents who count on your income. “Having your own policy outside of work protects you regardless of what your company decides to do,” he says.

As originally seen on http://www.thestreet.com/story/12441908/1/7-life-insurance-myths-that-should-die.html on 2/24/2014 by Brian O’Connell

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Valuetainment Episode #32: James Worthy discusses what it’s like to be in the spotlight of fame, overcoming distractions and the importance of having good mentors.

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Valuetainment Episode #31: James Worthy NBA Hall of Famer aka “Big Game James”, discusses what his experience was like while playing on the same team as Magic Johnson; what it took to overcome their conflict and sustain the elements that made the Lakers a championship team.

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Valuetainment Episode #30: You will come across many people in life. Some you will choose to follow and others you will lead. In this episode Patrick discusses the elements that define a leader and how we are influenced in our decision making process by the leaders in our life.

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Valuetainment Episode #29: It might start off with an older brother or sister or even a playground and the reality is that bullying is inevitable in life. The question is how do we react to it and teach others to deal with bullying appropriately?

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