Introducing the 28-day study program
Briefly, to become gifted, two very important things are needed.
• You need to improve your everyday physical health.
• You need to be elaborately enhancing your communication skills.
What is your personal life purpose? Decide what your life purpose is. Be aware of yourself, and the world around you.
Before beginning the quest to become gifted, first become grounded in the reality of the laws of the universe. Each of the 12 chapters of HOW TO BE GIFTED is built upon a simple, basic understanding of the foundational laws of the universe.
HOW TO BE GIFTED is not in any way about Judaism, and is not about “The Ten Commandments”. The reason that “The Ten Commandments” are mentioned at the beginning of this book is to establish a simple reality, to improve understanding about what each of the individual chapters in this book are based upon. The goal is to give the student a quick understanding of the mindset and point of view of the author.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
To set yourself up to become gifted, don’t attempt to build your life upon a fantasy. Individuals who are striving to become gifted are people who realize and fully accept the laws of the universe around themselves. Each of us, individually, must be in harmony with and be in agreement with the laws of the universe, to begin to achieve success. It is assumed that the laws of the universe were created by God. To begin to become gifted, we must be in harmony with and in agreement with the laws of the universe. Individuals who are in sync with the laws of the universe are working and building their lives within a manner of cooperation and respect for God and the established laws of the universe.
Individuals who are striving to become gifted purposefully avoid embracing any fantasy that is in opposition to or is deviating from the universal laws created by God.
“The heavens declare the glory of God.” Be in touch with reality.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
The “Ten Commandments” were written for the Jewish People. For the Jewish People specifically, staying in sync with the universe includes “The Ten Commandments.” Below are the Ten Commandments.
Exodus Chapter 20
The First Two Commandments
20:1 God spoke all these words, saying: 20:2 I am God your Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, from the place of slavery. 20:3 Do not have any other gods before Me. 20:4 Do not represent [ such ] gods by any carved statue or picture of anything in the heaven above, on the earth below, or in the water below the land. 20:5 Do not bow down to [ such gods ] or worship them. I am God your Lord, a God who demands exclusive worship. Where My enemies are concerned, I keep in mind the sin of the fathers for [ their ] descendants, to the third and fourth [ generation ]. 20:6 But for those who love Me and keep My commandments, I show love for thousands [ of generations ].
The Third Commandment
20:7 Do not take the name of God your Lord in vain. God will not allow the one who takes His name in vain to go unpunished.
The Fourth Commandment
20:8 Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy. 20:9 You can work during the six weekdays and do all your tasks. 20:10 But Saturday is the Sabbath to God your Lord. Do not do anything that constitutes work. [ This includes ] you, your son, your daughter, your slave, your maid, your animal, and the foreigner in your gates. 20:11 It was during the six weekdays that God make the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but He rested on Saturday. God therefore blessed the Shabbat day and made it holy.
The Fifth Commandment
20:12 Honor your father and mother. You will then live long on the land that God your Lord is giving you.
The Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Commandments
20:13 Do not murder. Do not commit adultery.
Do not steal. Do not testify as a false witness against your neighbor.
The Tenth Commandment
20:14 Do not be envious of your neighbor’s house. Do not be envious of your neighbor’s wife, his slave, his maid, his ox, his donkey, or anything else that is your neighbor’s.
The laws of the universe include “what you give comes back to you.”
Ecclesiastes Chapter 11
Cast your bread upon the waters, for in the abundance of days, you will find it. [ do good even to one you never expect to see again ].
Give a portion [ of your bread ] to seven [ needy ones ] and also to eight [ others ]. For you do not know what evil will befall the earth [ and you may need all of them, or the merit of the charity you gave them, to survive. ]
What you gives comes back to you.
The idea that “what you give comes back to you” is a very important idea that we want to strongly cling to as a foundational belief and understanding. We establish our life purpose and life goals. We schedule our daily plans for how we are going to achieve our life goals. The extent of our achievements, and how well we enjoy our journey through life, is dependent upon how well we treat ourselves and how well we treat others. We want to keep the idea of “What you give comes back to you” on the forefront of our mind at all times, since this is an important part of the reality of the world in which we live.
Micah the Prophet said: “It has been told you O man, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you. Only to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”
To keep things very simple, below are 3 things that we want to focus on, as we strive to become gifted.
1. Do justice.
2. Love mercy.
3. Walk humbly with your God.
“What does the Lord require of you, to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”
- Social justice: Actively make a positive social impact upon your family, your neighborhood, and your community each day.
- Mercy: Daily practice self-care, and then try to take care of others, too.
- Walking humbly with God: Humbly accept your life and the world that God has created. See the abundant beauty in each day, and have an attitude of gratitude. Overflowing gratitude and a thankful attitude empower a person to think clearly, to achieve success. Who is wealthy? Those individuals who are happy with their lot in life.
As we strive for giftedness, we want all of our actions to be directed towards goodness.