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"The one absolutely unselfish friend that
man can have in this selfish world, the one that
never deserts him, the one that never proves
ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog."

~ George Vest, U.S. Senator from Missouri (1830-1904)

October 25, 2004


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A LASSIE DOG

As Kevin sat intently in front of the old 19 inch Zenith television set with rabbit ears' and poor reception, his mother watched her little seven year boy move almost theatrically as he cheered Lassie on. "Go get 'em, girl, go get 'em!" He'd look forward to each episode as Lassie would save the day on each and every airing of this show. His mother had memorized Kevin's question as it was sure to follow at the end of every episode of "Lassie." Per usual, he quickly spun around while sitting 'Indian Style' on the floor and asked, "Mom?, Can I have a Lassie dog? Please, mom!?"

As she gazed into into his eager eyes she replied, "Honey, I'd love to give you a dog like Lassie, but I've said it before — dogs like Lassie like to be outside and run." Desperately trying to convince him she added, "Kevin, I have told you over and over again that our yard is too small for a Lassie dog!"

Kevin appeared pensive for a moment and then excitingly exclaimed, "I have an idea mom! I'll teach the Lassie dog to stay by me all of the time so she won't get lost or hurt!" His mother appeared surprised that Kevin could creatively think on his feet so quickly. "That's a really neat idea, sweetheart, but Lassie is what's known as a Collie and you can't teach a Collie to stay by your side all of the time because they're outside dogs and I'm afraid your Lassie dog would run away. Do you understand what I'm saying, honey?" Kevin looked down and was clearly disappointed by what he felt was his last ditch effort to gain his mother's favor as it would relate to his getting his youthful mind's hero — a dog and friend like Lassie.

Months passed and Kevin stopped asking his mother whether or not he could get a dog like Lassie. She noticed his increasing quietness and sadness with each passing episode and thought back to her childhood. Her parents surprised her one year with a little scrounge mutt that she adored. She got this ugly little dog when she was about her son's age and the guilt of not allowing Kevin to have a dog to be his best friend finally got to her. One afternoon after yet another episode of "Lassie", she decided, right or wrong, to give in to Kevin's earlier repeated desire to have a dog of his own. "Kevin?", she asked, "How about us going down to the dog pound today and getting you a dog? The dog won't be as pretty as Lassie, but I know we can find a dog that you'd love." Kevin's eyes lit up like a 50 watt bulb with no lamp shade as he exclaimed, "Really, mom?! Yes, I don't care anymore about getting a Lassie dog! Can we go now?", he enthusiastically asked. "We sure can, honey! Put your shoes on and let's go on down to the dog pound and find you the perfect dog!" Kevin jumped up and hurriedly put his shoes on and headed directly to the car.

Upon arriving at the dog pound, she asked the old man who ran the shelter which dog out of all of the dogs there would be the most loyal and well trained dog for her eager little boy. Without a moment's pause, the man replied, "Oh, that's an easy question to answer. Follow me back and I'll show you the perfect dog for your son." Kevin and his mother followed the old man back to the last cage on the right. "There she is, ma'am. This would be the dog I'd choose and I'd already have her myself but we have a half-dozen dogs at home and just don't have room for "Fire." She was taken back as she looked at this homely dog with little hair as the mutt looked like she had been badly burned. After she got over the initial shock of such a sight, she asked, "Has this dog been burned and are you sure this would be the right dog for Kevin?"

The old man looked at Kevin and noticed his eyes were misting with tears. "Oh I'd bet my life on it, ma'am!", he confidently replied. "Ma'am?", he inquired, "Did you not hear about the dog that laid on top of the little girl during the forest fire up on Red Bird Mountain? This was the dog that they featured in the local paper. This rascal saved the little girl's life and just about lost her own by covering that little girl with her body!" She thought for a bit and answered, "Well, of course I did! Are you telling me that this is that dog?" "Yes, it sure is. No one has taken her because of how she looks and I would have put her to sleep but it's hard to end a life that saved one!", he somberly replied. "Do you want this dog, Kevin? Sounds like you'd have yourself a hero like Lassie if we brought her home." Kevin's eyes had full-blown tears in them now.

"I want her, mom! Can we take her back with us?" She quickly glanced at the old man who was moved to tears himself at this point. "She's ours, sweetheart." They took "Fire" home and she never left Kevin's side and was his constant companion — never once even attempting to leave the yard or run out of the gate if it was mistakenly left open. Every night Kevin would say his prayers when his mother would tuck him in, and he never failed to pray that "Fire" would be healed and get her hair back.

After about five weeks, Kevin's constant prayers were obviously being answered as the once terribly disfigured mutt's hair rapidly began to grow back. Perhaps it was Kevin and his mother's imagination, but the more "Fire's" hair grew back, the more she resembled Lassie.

Kevin's mother opted to call the old man at the dog pound as her curiosity was overwhelmingly piqued. "Hello," the old man responded on the other end of the phone, "Corbin County Dog Pound. My name is Joe, and how can we help you today?" "Hi, Joe, I came in a month or so ago with my son and we got the dog you named "Fire."

"Yes, ma'am, he replied happily, "I'm glad you called ... been wondering how old "Fire" has been doing. How can I help you?" She took a deep breath and asked, "Well, Joe, I'm curious about just one thing and thought you might know the answer. What kind of mutt is 'Fire'?" The old man softly chuckled before replying. "Ma'am", 'Fire' isn't a mutt." Confused she continued, "If she's not a mutt, what kind of dog is she?" He chuckled again and replied, "Fire's momma and daddy are both show dogs. 'Fire' is a full-bred Collie."

~By Brian G. Jett at www.HangTough.com
Reprinted from www.InspirationalMail.com

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One of the best ways to understand why you do what you do — or why your significant others, your in-laws and even your favorite celebrities do what they do — is to explore the universal archetypes people print from birth that influence their behavior.

Carl Jung first introduced archetypes as important insights into human behavior. Archetypes convey an energy, a thought-form that describes an aspect of our psyche.

In 1990, Canadian psychologist Caroline Hanskte teamed up with Brian Emmanuel Grey, an intuitive who was given the gift to hone in on a person's specific psychological strengths and weaknesses — their "program," so to speak.

Together, Brian and Caroline identified the four primary archetypes everyone functions through at some level of their being, be it the conscious mind, the subconscious mind, the superconscious mind or the unconscious mind. These four archetypes are simple, yet extremely powerful. They have, over the last fourteen years, dramatically helped thousands of individuals and businesses, including multinational companies and government agencies.

Over and over again, Caroline and Brian have watched people come to grips with the most difficult issues in their lives and in their work teams, dramatically improve their relationships and express their full potential by unfolding these archetypes.

The four universal archetypes or energies that Caroline and Brian work with are known as our inner family archetypes, because they are best described through the concepts of: Father, Mother, Boychild and Girlchild. Each archetype has a light side and a dark side. Through their light side, these archetypes allow us to express our highest soul potential. Through their dark side, we experience rebellion, fragmentation, pain, isolation, and ultimate soul destruction.

Everyone uses their four inner family archetypes in a conscious, subconscious, superconscious or unconscious way, albeit through different patterns. The specific pattern we print from birth influences how we think and feel, what we aspire to and what we reject.

If you have a conscious Boychild frame of reference, you will be very enterprising. If you have a conscious Mother frame of reference, you would rather have all of your bases covered before making a move. If your conscious archetype is Girlchild, you are an intuitive, spherical, highly creative thinker.

Now if you feel through subconscious Girlchild, you will be highly sensitive. This is different from people who inherit the tough underbelly of subconscious Boychild, subconscious Father or even the underlying adult quality of subconscious Mother.

Take a look, now, at your superconscious archetype. It encompasses the qualities you aspire to in life. Do you aspire to be the Mother, to teach and nurture life? Are you drawn to the energy of Father and pursue order, grids and blueprints in an impersonal way. Is the mystical kindness of Girlchild your ideal of beauty or do you hunger for the zestful enthusiasm of the Boychild warrior?

Knowing which archetype governs your unconscious is also key because that archetype represents your rejected self, and you project it onto others. If Boychild is in your unconscious, you may regrettably draw "bullies" to yourself, people who push your buttons. If you have Mother in the unconscious, you will tend to magnetize abandonment. If Father is your unconscious archetype, you may encounter more than a fair share of trouble with the law, or simply the rules in your environment, and be prone to criticism. If Girlchild is your rejected archetype, you may draw to yourself wounded people who seek to persecute you for an alleged offense.

Generally, people who function from a strong Father archetype pursue the law. They tend to have strong boundaries and seek to download a blueprint for every situation. When their Father energy goes out of balance and becomes unloving, they can become harsh and critical toward themselves and others.

People who express a strong Mother archetype live to nurture life. They love to guide and teach others, and provide stability in any given situation. When they are threatened, they respond by either going aloof or by smothering those around them with a spoiling mechanism. Either way, they avoid further giving of themselves.

People who have a strong Boychild archetype are go-getters in life. They are highly competitive and do whatever it takes to reach their goal. When their archetype goes negative, they become overcompetitive, aggressive, and tend to run over others.

People who have a strong Girlchild archetype go with the flow. They experience life through serendipity. They are highly creative, caring and intuitive. When their sensitivity is trampled, however, the unloving side of Girlchild takes over. They become victim-martyrs, prosecutors who ultimately feel superior to their persecutors.

The more familiar you become with your four inner family archetypes, the more you will recognize which archetype you patterned at the conscious, subconscious, superconscious and unconscious level. You will also learn to transcend the dark side of each archetype and overcome the limitations of your specific pattern. This is liberating and empowering. It will allow you to relate to your loved ones in a more authentic way so you can strengthen your relationships. You will understand what trips you up and where other people are coming from. You will have empathy and bring out the best in yourself and in others. You will truly know who you are and express your highest self.

Therese Emmanuel Grey is a journalist who writes about
personal growth and facilitates The Inner Family Archetype Model. She co-wrote the book
Why We Do What We Do: Four Pathways to Your Authentic Self For more information about
how to work with your inner family archetypes, please visit www.InnerFamilyArchetypes.com


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In Outlook Express, when you click the Print button in the address book, it spits out each contact on a separate page. I too found this annoying, then, one fine day, I took my time clicking through the process and discovered something: the default Print Range is set to "selection" and the Print Style to "memo". Since I usually just clicked "Print" without much thought it used that default. To make it print in one neat little list, the Print Style should be set to "Phone List". If you want to print phone numbers for the whole list, then select "All" for the Print Range. Speaking of selective contact printing ... to do this, hold down the Ctrl key and click each name you want included, then leave the Print Range on "Selection". ~WorldStart.com

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My long time 'idea man' and good friend, Dave Boufford, AKA"Mr. Positive" shares one of his favorite inspirational pieces by Chair Carter-Scott, Ph.D. ... which he has beautifully transformed into an uplifting Flash Movie ... RULES FOR BEING HUMAN:

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or you may hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or you may think them irrelevant & stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error - experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works.”

4. A lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not continue lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. “THERE” is no better than “HERE.” When your “THERE” has become your “HERE,” you will simply obtain another “THERE” that will again look better than “HERE.”

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources that you need. What YOU do with them is up to YOU - the choice is YOURS.

9. Your answers live inside YOU. The answers to life’s questions live inside YOU. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

10. You will forget all of this ... and then you will remember.

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