Ask & You Shall Receive!

“Asking for help does not mean that we are weak or incompetent. It usually indicates an advanced level of honesty & intelligence.” Anne Wilson Schaef

Stay Centered

“What’s difficult in life is to stay centered when somebody does or says something that tempts us to close our hearts because their heart was closed. That is hard. But that is also how we grow. We go through those circumstances in order to evolve into people who can hold to our loving center no matter what the world throws us.” – Marianne Williamson


So Madonna finally released her Project Revolution, a 17 min film with Steven Klein. Once again, she’s hitting on the pulse of the times. It’s creative, thought-provoking, violent & in your face, beautiful, full of grace & emotion, political, humanitarian & revolutionary! It’s about time she spoke out, and more celebrities need to do the same!

She says she want’s to “start a reEvolution, somebody’s got to. There’s too much beauty in the world going to waste, too much talent going unnoticed, too much creativity being crushed beneath the will of corporate branding & what’s trending. It’s time to wake up before it’s too late! I want to start a rEvolution. This revolution will not be televised. It won’t be on the internet. It won’t be an app avail on your iPhone. You won’t be able to download it. This will be the revolution of thinking for yourself of having your own opinion & not giving a damn what people say! This will be revolution of inquiring further, of not worrying about winning other people’s approval, of not wishing you were someone else, being perfectly content with who you are, someone unique & rare & fearless. I want to start a revolution of LOVE! And this revolution will overcome all fear, suffering & separation & it will include all people. We’re all in this shit together.” -Madonna
At the end she asks, “Are you with me?”

Yes, Madonna, I’ve been here for a long time now, waiting for the world to change…

And waiting for other celebrities with a voice to speak out…

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Me and all my friends
We’re all misunderstood
They say we stand for nothing
And there’s no way we ever could

Now we see everything that’s going wrong
With the world and those who lead it
We just feel like we don’t have the means
To rise above and beat it

So we keep waiting
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change

It’s hard to beat the system
When we’re standing at a distance
So we keep waiting
Waiting on the world to change

Now if we had the power
To bring our neighbors home from war
They would have never missed a Christmas
No more ribbons on their door

And when you trust your television
What you get is what you got
Cause when they own the information
Oh, they can bend it all they want

That’s why we’re waiting
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change

It’s not that we don’t care
We just know that the fight ain’t fair
So we keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change

And we’re still waiting
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change

One day our generation
Is gonna rule the population
So we keep on waiting
Waiting on the world to change

I’ve been practicing putting this rEvolution into effect in whatever small way I can, even if some people think it’s silly, sharing quotes, writings, research, photography… beauty & love, poetry & positivity. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Hope one day you will join us!

CJ’s Evolution

This brings me back to a picture I took of a book on September 15, 2013 . My friend had the book The Secret Language of Destiny. It’s a 3 book series & I have the other 2, The Secret Language of Relationships & The Secret Language of Birthdays. It was a trinity come together. Each book is huge & has a chart & you have to look up your birthday, month, week & year, unlike a basic horoscope where everyone shares a month. So it’s a bit more personal. And every week has a title of sorts. I looked my up mine & my title in The Destiny Book is The Way of Awareness. It was too long to read 4 pages at the time so I took a pic of The Core Lesson on the 1st page. It was quite telling, and very fitting. It’s how I live my everyday life.

CJ's Destiny
And I have to honor a teacher who pushed me, my English teacher, Ms. Smith. She wasn’t the most liked, but she saw something in me and I never forgot what she wrote to me in my High School Yearbook.
Message from Ms. Smith
So this is the reason I do all this
Besides my daily 9-5 to survive
I find this to be my true purpose
I enjoy this part of life
Doesn’t have to do with consumerism
Money & greed
I just want to live life & be happy
Isn’t that the mission for everybody?
I want to share joy & inspiration with those I love
And if Madonna can do it, so can I
I’ll continue this revolution of love & evolution
Of love & life

Are you with me?

rEvolution - Both Mean Change
ONE LOVE – CJRevolution Evolution


“I want to start a rEvolution. But this rEvolution will not be televised, it won’t be on the internet, it won’t be an app available on your iPhone. You won’t be able to download it. This will be the rEvolution of thinking for yourself, of having your own opinion & not giving a damn what people say! This will be rEvolution of inquiring further, of not worrying about winning other people’s approvals, of not wishing you were someone else, being perfectly content with who you are, someone unique & rare & fearless. I want to start a rEvolution of LOVE! And this rEvolution will overcome all fear, suffering & separation & it will include all people. We’re all in this shit together!” – Madonna


I AM – The Documentary

I AM – By Carlos Juan (CJ) Mendez

In this deep, insightful documentary, Hollywood Comedy director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bruce Almighty, Nutty Professor) films & recounts his experiences after having a bad bike accident that left him with a concussion and damage to his frontal lobe. He had to spend lots of time in bed & recovery. Others with this condition were led to depression & suicide. When left with nothing but your health, you contemplate life in many other ways. He realized it’s not about money, fame & fortune, everything he had already attained, and new lessons were learned from a new perspective. He decided to use the time to try to find out more about what’s wrong with our world and what we can do about it. He meets with spiritual philosophers & leaders & shows how even as kids we go to school to learn to compete & be number one. We’re conditioned to grow so we can consume more which equals good, since good is the measure of life. Everything is an advertisement & money equals happiness. Accumulation seems key, but this is all a big mental illness & how lots of it creates emptiness & loneliness. He found himself in his big house with nothing but his health. Everything didn’t mean anything anymore. He realized this isn’t the natural rhythm of life which equals happiness.

So what is it? What’s wrong with our world? What can we do to fix it?

Our economy is a monster, a huge machine that we created & not a natural force of nature. And what is it for? It all makes you think. It’s as if we’re trained to be greedy, aggressive & violent, to separate yours & mine. We’re taught that’s the nature of life, evolution, survival of the fittest. Yet, we experience shock after shock to prove that we got it all wrong and that and that the true natural state of who we are is love, not war. We come together in life after disaster since compassion & empathy are key & our human basic nature is to cooperate. Cooperation is of the highest value & domination is of the lowest. Even in the animal jungle their nature is cooperation & democracy. Like a flock of birds in the air or school of fish in the ocean all moving together in unison, they actually decide together so fast we can’t even see it but not one single bird or fish is taking the lead, they are all agreeing as one. Also, he touches on the “Butterfly Effect” and how whatever happens on one side of the globe affects the other. Our DNA is very close to many animals on this earth & we’re all related. WE ARE ONE.

We learn that sympathy is actually our strongest instinct in human nature & this is also something to Darwin stressed in his studies (aside from his theory of evolution & survival of fittest), but one of the key points that everyone chose to ignore in his teachings as we were brought up because we don’t honor sympathy & they didn’t want us to focus on that. Society and those in control wanted us to focus on the competition, not our true empathic nature.

The truth of who we are is that we are because we belong. I AM.

We have what’s called the mirror neuron, when we see & feel what you see in others. For instance, you see someone get hurt on TV & you feel that pain in a way. And evolution has been hard wired for a compassionate response & a need to serve others more than ourselves. But some have what’s called the selfish gene & attitude that has been embedded & taught to them when sympathy is actually our strongest instinct in human nature. Our hearts rule. Scientifically, more information goes from your heart to your brain than from your brain to your heart. Compassion, love, and gratitude are key.

Then, Tom did a test with yogurt. A scientist hooked up electrodes to Tom & also to the yogurt. Tom’s thoughts were affecting the yogurt’s neurons & if he thought about something painful or stressful, the yogurt would react. It was pretty insane to see, but it shows that even in simple state, the yogurt is aware & alive. Think about it, it has water, cultures & bacteria as well. It’s a celled organism. It reminded me of a study I read about where a doctor put electrodes onto a plant & someone came into the room with fire & the plant reacted. And when the fire was removed from the room, the plant calmed down. The fact is that we’re all connected on many levels we will never even see or comprehend naturally. And our argon atoms (what we exhale) stays in the air & becomes part of the whole, the ether, the other layer of unseen, interconnected energy in our world. Think Star Trek on an invisible biological & cellular level.

Our mission on this earth, and what Tom was trying to portray in this documentary is to bring consciousness & awareness & perception to others. Until people all start thinking on the same level, to cooperate as one, there will always be separation, negativity & misunderstanding. This all seems so basic & elementary, but it’s deeper than we think and we’re far off our path.

Towards the end of the documentary, Tom ends up selling everything big he had… the big house, the private jet and fancy car. He now lives in a modest home in California, bikes to work and takes commercial flights. In the end reminds us that the need for personal property beyond our means is a mental illness. Nothing in nature takes more than it needs and only love & cooperation will save our world.


“Competition as we know it is dead. Collaboration is the new competition. It’s about working with each other, not against. Together we all win.” – Rich German“

“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part in time & space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts & feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires & to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures & the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure & the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.” – Albert Einsten


You Get What You Ask For

Plain & simple, we get what we ask for. Not just with our words, but also with our actions. Our actions will show us what we are asking for far more than our words. We only take action on what we truly believe, so if we want to see what we are really asking for, let us look towards our actions.

If you say you want to lose weight, but your actions are to eat high calorie food & stay inactive, you aren’t really asking for health. If you say you have faith but your actions are faithless, then you don’t really have faith. If you say you love someone & your actions are unloving, then you don’t really love that person.

Let us be mindful of our actions.

The precursor to action is thought. Sometimes it can be VERY hard to be aware of what we are actually thinking, especially because many of our actions come from unconscious thoughts. If we want to tap into what’s really running us, but are having a hard time, let us see what actions we are taking.

We want love, but we run away when it shows up. There is a misalignment there of desire & thought.
We want weight loss & a healthy body, but we don’t get off our ass & exercise. There is a misalignment there, too.

In this literal Uni-verse, we can LITERALLY create (from the inside out) any type of experience we wish to choose. It is when our desires, our thoughts & our actions are in alignment that this kind of life begins to emerge. The seed of a desire for something greater lives within all of us, but our lack of action prevents that kind of life from unfolding.

Imagine if a farmer had seeds & land to plant his seeds, but doubted that the seeds would grow if he planted them. So if this doubt were strong enough, the seeds would never get planted. Or, they get planted, but then the farmer can be too impatient & dig up the seeds the next day or the next week because the crop hasn’t come yet. The farmer still has no harvest. Then a second farmer comes by at harvest time with a full crop of harvest & the first farmer gets jealous & angry at the second farmer for having abundance. The first farmer may blame The Uni-verse or say, “People like me aren’t supposed to have this harvest,” but in reality, it is the faPrmer’s own doubt & impatience that prevents him from reaping his harvest.

We are many times like the first farmer. Our seeds are our desires. Our fields are our daily actions. We must plant our desires in actions & then be patient. If weeds of doubt creep in, we must clear them out. And in perfect time we will be able to harvest the fruit of our faith.

This is how life is. We need to nurture the fertile soil of our actions with faith & patience.

So, today, are you not getting what you want? Look at your desires. Look at your actions. Where is there a disconnect? How can you adjust your actions to sync up with your desires? And, if that feels weird, how can you change your MENTAL habits to allow yourself to take the proper action that is in alignment with your desires?

The answers to the lack you may be temporarily experiencing is all within you. Show up, let go & trust The Uni-verse one day at a time. Get your desires, thoughts & actions in alignment & then let your patience & faith shower down on the fertile soil of your actions.

Your harvest WILL come!