About John Kehoe

Having earned worldwide recognition for his work, John is an energetic teacher, a best-selling author, a socially conscious human, and a believer in your ability to transform your future with your thoughts. Refusing to rest on his past achievements, John continues to reach new heights within his study of consciousness and the power of the mind.

The Fundamental Truth of Who We Are

In this post, you'll discover the 3 fundamental truths of life and the human mind. These truths help us understand consciousness and use Mind Power to build a life of abundance. Writer, mystic and philosopher, William James, wrote in 1900: The human individual … lives usually far within his limits; he possesses powers of various sorts which he habitually fails to use. James further went on to describe our “habit of inferiority” which first captures us and then locks us in our self-imposed limitations. What is so frightening and insidious about this situation is that it mostly happens without us being conscious of it, and it happens at a very early age. By the time we have reached adulthood, most of us have been confined within the concepts we have constructed about ourselves and the world. We interpret the world both through our thoughts and our beliefs. What is real for us is what we think is real. But here we come to a fundamental truth of our being, and the implications of this truth are staggering. Not only do our thoughts and beliefs interpret our reality, but in a very real way, they create our reality. “You are what you think,” is a true maxim, both for better and worse. For better, when we understand the nature of reality and harness our thoughts to create and participate consciously in what is happening to us. For worse, when we remain unaware of the larger picture and fumble from experience to experience wondering why unfortunate experiences happen to us. Not knowing or appreciating the intimate relationship we share with our life, we strive and struggle daily. Breaking out of our ignorance and limitations is the goal of Mind Power. Table of Content The 3 Fundamental Truths About Who We Are Fundamental Truth #1: All Is Energy Fundamental Truth #2: Thoughts Are (Also) Energy Fundamental Truth #3: Consciousness Functions On Three Levels Wrapping Up   The 3 Fundamental Truths About Who We Are The system you are learning on this website, and in my books and CDs, is a system I developed over thirty years ago and have taught to millions of students. What is gratifying for me is not just the success of the program, but its effectiveness for every person. Simply stated, Mind Power works if you’re willing to work the system. Below are 3 fundamental truths that explain why Mind Power works. Meditate on and contemplate these truths. Do not just read them and then forget them. Take each truth and realize for yourself the validity and implications of what I say. Think about it for several minutes each day. Let your mind explore and become excited about these concepts. Because until a truth is fully realized within ourselves, it cannot be effectively used. At first, it will just be an abstract concept. But when a truth is fully realized, it becomes a source of awareness and power for us. So if you contemplate these fundamental truths, you will [...]

Practice Makes Permanent

Practice makes permanent. We’ve all heard the expression “Practice makes perfect.” It’s a great quote but not accurate. Practice doesn’t make perfect but it makes us better at what we are practicing. We repeat an action over and over until it no longer requires effort or thought to do. It becomes a habit and creating good habits is one of the keys to success. Practice Makes Competent Performance coach, Martin Broadwell introduced the world to the 4 stages of competence. He identified four psychological states we all go through when learning new skills. These levels help us understand how practice makes permanent. The four stages are: Unconscious incompetence – “I can’t and I am not aware of it” Conscious incompetence – “I am aware that I can’t” Conscious competence – “I can but it takes effort” Unconscious competence – “I can do it without thinking” The first time you do something, it takes effort. In fact, you may not be able to do it at all or you do it poorly. Your brain has not yet formed the neural connections that would make the behavior doable. So you practice. You try again and soon, the action becomes familiar. The more you practice, the closer you get to what’s known as unconscious competence. After about 2 months of deliberate practice, the action is automatic. You no longer need to think about it to do it. It doesn’t mean you do it perfectly. But you do it automatically. It’s like driving a car. In the beginning, you are conscious of every single action. After a while, turning on a blinker, stirring the wheel, and pushing the gas pedal become automatic. Does it mean they’re perfect drivers? Will they ever be? I'm sure you know people who have decades of driving experience who would need a driving lesson or two. Practice Changes Your Brain, Permanently When you practice, the brain creates new neural connections. Its circuitry changes in response to the new behavior. The more you practice, the stronger these pathways become and the more permanent the habit becomes. This is why few people ever forget how to ride a bike. The hours of practice they put in as children cemented the habit. Practice makes permanent means we become what we practice. It changes who we are, what we can do, and how we see the world. You'll need to combine practice with continuous improvement. 5 Tips to Practice Effectively 1. Chunk down what you’re trying to learn. Every macro skill is made of smaller, micro-skills. To practice effectively, break down the skill you’re trying to learn into small chunks. Then practice them one at a time. 2. Make a “do not practice” list: Because practice makes permanent, we want to avoid learning mistakes. Unlearning mistakes is much harder to do than avoiding them in the first place. Find out what common mistakes people make when learning your new skill and add them to a “do not practice” list. Make that list [...]

5 Ways to Clear Your Mind of Negative Thoughts

You're about to learn five powerful techniques to clear your mind of negative thoughts. These techniques will give you ways of dealing with the thoughts when they show up. Each technique is separate and independent from the other. In fact, some of these techniques contradict each other. But each is highly effective on its own or in combination with others, for eliminating negative thinking. Wouldn’t it be great if negative thoughts came with a warning sign? It would read: “I'm only a negative thought, you don’t have to believe me if you don’t want to.” Unfortunately, negatives don’t come like that. They come disguised as real problems. They slip in when we’re not paying attention. But if you understand that the mind is a great trickster, forever conjuring up negative thoughts, you don't have to buy into every single destructive thought that occurs to us. Let's jump right in with the first technique. 1. Cut Off the Negative Thought The instant you recognize you are thinking a negative thought, end it. Cut it off by inserting a totally different thought into your mind. Think of something else. Try to remember your last vacation or become curious about the surroundings you're in. The key for this technique to work is to interrupt negative thinking the instant you recognize it. You don’t argue with it, you don’t analyze it, you don’t defend yourself against it. Just cut it off. The thought will come back. And when it does, interrupt it again. Imagine listening to the radio. If a song you didn't like came on, you would change the station, wouldn't you? Train yourself to do the same with your mind. If you don't like a thought, "skip" to the next one. Interrupting a negative thought 2. Label the Thought Another way to clear your mind of negative thoughts is to label them. As soon as you recognize that you are thinking negatively, label it as such. Say to yourself: “What’s happening right now is that I am experiencing a negative thought inside me.” Then keep reminding yourself: “It’s only a negative thought. It’s only a negative thought.” Negatives only have power over you if you react to them. I’d like you to read over the above sentence at least three times before you continue on so that it becomes imprinted into your mind. Continue to read it until you fully realize that it’s your reaction to negative thoughts that is what gives them power. The minute you start worrying, the minute you start reacting, the minute you start working yourself up, the negative thought has got you. Thoughts only have power over you when you react to them. You always can choose not to react. Label it. Remind yourself that it is only a negative thought. And move on to something else. Don’t get trapped into thinking about it. Dismiss it. Recognizing and labeling a negative thought 3. Exaggerate It into all Ridiculousness Another technique is to exaggerate [...]

“Quantum Warrior | The Future of the Mind” – Chapter 1 “Mind Power”

“Life is an instrument and we must learn how to play it.” –Credo Mutwa. We live in extraordinary times, where science is revealing truths about the universe that are both startling and breathtaking. Our universe, it now appears, is a place where black holes swallow galaxies, subatomic particles interconnect with each other intuitively, past and future interchange with one another, and where space curves and warps around the physical objects contained within it. The most up to date findings of physics suggest that everything consists of vibrating strings of energy, and the dimension we perceive as space and time may well exist within a  multidimensional universe, perched on a giant membrane, side by side with other dimensions we have yet to discover. […]

Consciousness – Chapter 2 of “Mind Power Into the 21st Century”

  So think as if your every thought were to be etched in fire upon the       sky for all and everything to see, for so, in truth, it is. – Book of Mirdad If you think of your thoughts as a reality existing side by side with what we call “the physical reality,” you will be closer to understanding the unique relationship between the two. You are living simultaneously in two worlds, two realities: the inner reality of your thoughts, emotions and attitudes, and the outer reality of people, places, things and events. Because we fail to separate these Inner and Outer worlds, we allow ourselves to become dominated by the Outer world of appearances, and we use the Inner world solely as a “mirror” for whatever happens to us. Our Inner world reacts constantly, and because we spend all of our time simply reacting, we never experience our power. Ironically, you begin changing your reality the day, the hour, the minute you cease constantly reacting to it. Your inner consciousness is a powerful force whose influence is felt in every aspect of your life. It is, in fact, the major and most important part of who you are, and it is the main cause of your success or failure. […]

Another View of Reality – Chapter 1 of “Mind Power Into the 21st Century”

“There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of by mere mortal men.”   - Shakespeare To work with mind power you do not have to under­stand the laws of physics or how reality manifests itself, just as you don't have to un­derstand how a carburetor works or how spark plugs fire in order to drive a car. Few of us understand automotive me­chanics, but that doesn't stop us from driving. Likewise, in the science of mind power, anyone can quickly and success­ fully master the  basics and effectively put  them to work in his or her life. We begin by examining the nature of reality, especially the startling new discoveries in science over the last twenty years which have helped us to understand more clearly how the mind creates its own reality. These discoveries  explain why creating visualizations in our minds is not just idle daydream­ing, but is a creative process which helps us control and di­rect the same energies that hold matter together, change water into steam, or cause a seed to sprout and grow. Understanding the nature of these energies assists us in understanding the mind, and shows us why inspiration, prayer and intuition are not supernatural phenomenon at all, but follow patterns and laws which we can discover and use at our will. Like everything else in the known universe, the powers of the mind are governed by laws which, robbed of their scientific jargon and clearly presented, can be easily un­derstood by anyone. Let me take you on a short adventure into these new dis­coveries. Modern physics now sees the universe as a vast, insepara­ble web of dynamic activity. Not only is the universe alive and constantly changing, but everything in the universe af­fects everything else. At its most primary level, the universe seems to be whole and undifferentiated, a fathomless sea of energy that permeates every object and every act. It is all one. In short, scientists are now confirming what mystics, seers and occultists have been telling us for thousands of years­ we are not separate but part of one giant whole. "When a blade of grass is cut, the whole universe quivers."   - Ancient Upanishad saying Modern physics has changed our concept of the material world. Particles are no longer seen as consisting of any basic "stuff"; rather they are seen as bundles of energy. They may make sudden transitions, "quantum leaps," behaving at times like units, yet on other occasions like waves of pure energy. Reality is fluid. Nothing is fixed. Everything is part of a pat­ tern that is in constant motion; even a rock is a dance of en­ergy. The universe is dynamic and alive and we are in it and of it, dynamic and alive ourselves. THE UNIVERSE IS A GIANT HOLOGRAM The theories that enabled the development of the hologram were first formulated in 1947 by Dennis Gabor, who later won a Nobel Prize for his discovery. A hologram is an entity in which "the [...]