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How to Discern a True #Free #Giveaway from a Scam on Social Media

May 30th, 2014 by Admin | No Comments | Filed in Brain & Perception, Inspirational Stuff, Social Media & Media

Call me old fashioned, but I hold that if something is promised or promoted then it should be free. When something is offered as free, then there is an implied promise that it is absolutely, free – not free if or free when or, one of my least favorites, “Buy one and get one free!”  That second item is not “free”, it may be a bonus, or the item can be honestly called, “two for the price of one”, but the second item really has a cost, as both items are half-priced.

Cost is not just about money. Your time can be more valuable than money. We live and breathe in time, not money. No one who is dying ever asks for, “Just one more dollar before I go.”

If you have to do something to get something then an exchange of goods and services has taken place. On social media,and especially now popular on Twitter, under the hashtags of #giveway or #free there are many scams. People are frequently asked to ReTweet (RT) a tweet about a “giveaway” or “free” item in order to qualify for that item. Sometimes this is just for the chance to win an item. This is a scam, not a giveaway. The item is only offered in trade for the service of a RT.  Thus the item is earned. It may seem worth a RT for the opportunity to gain the item, but even so, it is a scam. Even if you get the item, the original offer is inherently a lie and hence a scam. Do you want to participate or encourage others to participate in that?

Giving away bonuses is wonderful. I like to give and get bonuses –but a bonus is not a free gift if it is given only if one buys or does something. It is a bonus. Who does not appreciate a good bonus?! Also, who turns down a good twofer, as in two for the price of one? Yet call a twofer “Buy one get one free”, and there is a lie concealed in what could be a good offer.

Perks, rewards and bonuses can all be legitimate and very good deals. These are used with great success via crowd funding sites. I am about to launch my a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo and have prepared what I considered to be great perks, fantastic opportunities of art, recognition and fun to reward contributors who help me change the world with a brand new vision.  On crowd funding sites it is made very clear that there is an exchange made, everything is stated and the terms as clear.

Elsewhere, on blogs, and in books and training programs that unsuspecting people buy, marketers are busily teaching otherwise honest people how to scam in ways that at first seem legitimate. One idea is to give something digital away for free in order to gain the prospect’s email. This is called “permission marketing”. A favorite thing to give away in order to get someone’s email is an e book. If the e book is offered in exchange for an email address the deal is not a scam. However if the e book of digital download is offered as free, and all one needs to do if give a email address so that it can be sent, the deal is a scam and a lie, even if the item is a good one.

It is now easy to freely giveaway a free ebook without asking the recipient for their email address. If a person wants one of my free e books, it is as easy as clicking on a link. Then another window opens and the PDF, or zipped EPub or Kindle file is there to immediately download. This may be considered awful marketing by some marketers; yet, when I say my prayers my conscience is clear in relation to my free ebook giveaway. You can see my method in action, and even download a free e book in the format of your choice at http://artofseeingthedivine.com/booklet.htm. Just click on a link for your preferred format for e books and watch how easy (and free) this instantaneous method is!

This blog was “inspired” by a tweet from an author who I had followed. He is a new author and who has self-published a kind of self-help or inspirational type of book, which I thought looked interesting. Instead of immediately following me back, he sent me a tweet that said,” Thanks, by following, my e-book “XXXXX” is yours for free. Simply RT to confirm.” Those X’s are where the title of his book was. Now he follows me back. I am glad because he did us all a favor with that tweet, because I truly do not think this person realizes he is involved in a marketing scam. His other stuff is on the up and up, and rather true blue. This is why I am not using his Twitter ID or book’s title to “out” him.

Essentially he wanted me to advertise with a RT for him, which is a form of sponsored tweet since I would be paid with his book. Even sadder is that strongly doubt this author thought up his scheme all by himself. He was taught this dishonest but clever marketing method by a “marketing authority.” He just did not think the ramifications through. There are many other really good people, often creative people who are not business types such as authors or artists who have fallen prey to bad advice from so-called marketing gurus.

Perhaps, my mailing list grows and has people opening my mail because the only place I ask for their email address in exchange for something is for my e-newsletter or the times I have given a free webinar as I need to send information such as phone numbers, links and codes to participants. There is no way to send an email or e-newsletter without an address.  Earlier on, when the Internet was younger, people needed email addresses in order to attach digital downloads.  This remains a good method for sending paid for digital woks. Yet for e books or other “free” information email addresses are no longer needed.

People are smart. If they get good value and benefit they will come back for more. If you are a member of my list, you know, I do not bombard members with email, but do send news and sometimes freebies or special discounts. Time is valuable.

Having a cleaned conscious may not seem worth making a sale to some people, but there is another compelling reason that when a potential customer or customer is offered a freebie, that it needs to be actually free: trust. Every great and successful brand is trusted. Trust is never really free but it cannot be bought –only earned over time. It goes back to the golden rule, which is the best marketing advice ever: do onto others as you would have them do onto you.

Currently, and running through an upcoming crowd funding campaign, the popular e book is available absolutely for free. If you are reading this prior to the beginning of the campaign, check the top right column on this page for a link to the e book in various formats for the Kindle, iPad and other readers, including PDF, which works universally. Get the book this inspiring book can help change the way you actually see the world, through a revolutionary, new Bible based art, and this may be a fulfillment of  prophecy for the end times. Is this for real? See for yourself. Get the book — it is really for free, no stings, or emails requested.

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Art & Bible Free eBook now formatted for Kindle, iPads, Android & More

May 20th, 2014 by Admin | No Comments | Filed in Bible, Book, Inspirational Stuff, Prophecy

In the Beginning ebook is now available in your choice of four formats. This means that whatever your preferred color ebook device is, there is a format that specifically fits your needs!

Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art theory is based at the intersection of ancient spiritual wisdom and
cutting edge contemporary science. It shows us a new and enhanced spiritual and science based way to see the world. It is a life changing vision that can even become an actual new way of seeing We call this new way of actually seeing SHMR (show-more) vision or Bible Eyes. I
s this a fulfillment of a beneficial “Eyes that See” Bible prophecy for the Latter Days?

Can this be true?

See for yourself. See more.

Read:  In the Beginning

Prior to and during an soon-to-be-launched Indiegogo campaign In the Beginning eBook is Free in the format of your choice!

For immediate download:

EPub for iPad, iPod, Android, Nook, Google Drive & more

EPub

Kindle format for Kindle Fire & HD

Kindle

PDF for PCs. PDFs and can also be uploaded for most all tablets. PDF will open right up in another tab on your browser. Click on the disk icon to download to your device.

PDF

PDF zipped. Email it to your b&w Kindle. will open right up in another tab. Click on the  disc icon to download to your device.

PDF Zip

In the Beginning can also be yours, for free, through our secure online store and shopping cart. The advantage of using this method is that it immediately places your email on our priority list to receive the first updates about the Indiegogo campaign. The Door-buster & Early Bird perks are especially limited and a great opportunity for art enthusiasts, collectors, and can be understood as a kind of investment in the work of an artist founding a radical new art theory with vision and life changing art.

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In The Beginning’s Cover Story

April 18th, 2014 by Admin | No Comments | Filed in Bible, Book, Brain & Perception, Inspirational Stuff, Prophecy

In the Beginning tells the story of the experiment that became Post Conceptual Art’s New theory, including UnGraven Image art, and then the discovery of how that art can actually change how people see — and how that new way of seeing seems to fulfill Bible prophesy for the Latter Days.

The image below reveals the new cover for the book.

So that you can see about this for yourself, the ebook of In the Beginning, will be available for free, as a gift during an upcoming Crowd Funding campaign, to fund a larger book and ebook that entitled Genesis. The fastest way to get your free copy and news of the funding campaign so you can have first dibs on the Early Bird and Door Buster rewards (think: original art) is become a member of my newsletter. The ebook’s free availability will also be announced on my two blogs,ungravenimage.com/blog and, artofseeingthedivine.com/blog, and also through posts and tweets on social media.

The art image in the cover is from my Genesis Sunsets and also Duets series, and the sub-series of “Hands”. Here, I am doing a visual duet with Michelangelo’s creation of Adam from the Sistine Chapel. All of my strokes for the sunset are the original letters of Genesis 1-2:7. You will find more on both sunsets, including art and inspiration and a new SHRM Activity in the upcoming ebook.

In the Beginning by Judy Rey Wasserman

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at ungravenimage.com. Download a free copy click: Manifesto of Post Conceptual Art– A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Stroke.

Check out the images and availability of limited and open edition prints — Click: store.

Follow her on Twitter at @judyrey

A smaller e-book will be available soon that is also filled with art, inspiration and Awakening Vision Experiences. The smaller brand new e-book will be available for free before the launch of the Crowd Funding campaign and that will also be available to mailing list subscribers first.

If you wish to have an advantage and to know exactly when the campaign goes live so you have first choice of the rewards that are for originals or limited editions,and get a copy of the free e book, you can use this link to sign up for the revamped free newsletter:
http://artofseeingthedivine.com/phplist/?p=subscribe

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Why New Year Resolutions Usually Fail – & One that Easily Works!

December 27th, 2011 by Admin | No Comments | Filed in Brain & Perception, Inspirational Stuff

At the New Year many people resolve to change their lives for the better, leaving the old unhealthy, unworkable ways and embracing the new. We want self improvement that has us looking good and feeling good!

Unfortunately habits of thinking and behaving are difficult to change, so the diets, quitting cigarette smoking regimes, exercise programs, budgets, organizing projects, and other attempts fail for an overwhelming majority of people, according to studies and statistics. The bulk of people who actually gain benefits from all of these resolves and programs are the companies who sell them to people who seek to change their lives.

To succeed, self-change not only needs to be beneficial – it needs to be fun and interesting.

Further, as hunter gathers, human beings are wired to bring what they need to survive in — towards themselves. The basic act of eating, bring the bite of food toward and into one’s mouth fully shows this motion and principle. All of the above mentioned popular self improvement activities also involve that pulling something towards oneself motion with the initial purchase of goods and services, although after receiving the purchase that inward motion tends to slow down or stop, or as with some exercise programs reverse.

What if you could easily change your life – and for free while you enjoyed yourself?

Perhaps, even better – if you decided to go beyond all that you could do for absolutely no cost and made a purchase, it not only would be in something that has and is outperforming both the stock market and real estate, but would bring you pride of ownership while sharing it for the benefit of yourself and others. Plus, unlike any other type of investment, it comes with a full no-hassle money back guarantee.

You can change your inspirational vision about and for yourself, other people and also the world you see around you, easily, for free and while enjoying yourself. Plus, this will also actually change your physical vision, eyesight, so that you see more and are aware of more, especially of the Presence of The Divine in your life. Imagine having that sure reality in a time of trouble — a peace that surpasses all understanding!

You can even set up your daily environment so that remembering to practice this takes almost no effort of your part as it naturally becomes a part of your environment.

And, finally, once you have achieved the full benefits of your new vision, throughout your day you may also experience a natural lessening of unwanted emotions, such as fear, anger, anxiety, sadness, etc.

Now don’t you think that would be a really beneficial  change for your New Year?!

OK.  So if this seems too good to be true, then probably you are sane, as there has never been anything like it. It is wise to suspect something bait and switch or that is full of downright lies and snake oil.

When the new vision “happened” to me, which is how it was discovered, with all of its benefits, at first I thought I had a problem and then I though it was a personal miracle. It is neither personal to me nor an unexplainable miracle, although it still feels miraculous.

Scientifically, the easily obtained and fun to make changes that occur are fully explainable. Although based in ancient Biblical understandings that are now scientifically explained, one does not need to be religious or even spiritual to gain benefit. The theology being this is so universally held, it is basic to all branches and denominations of Christians, Jews, and also Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists and many other religious and paths.

Interested? Then accept my free gift of an Introductory beautifully color art illustrated e-book in PDF form that not only explains what Awakened Vision is, it gets you started with fun brain games. Plus, again for free, you become a member of the special monthly mailing list that receives special offers, more freebies (like a web seminar), special offers and discounts, plus inspiration.

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art. Download a free copy click: Manifesto of Post Conceptual Art– A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Stroke.

Check out the limited and open edition prints in the estore.
Follow her on Twitter at @judyrey .]

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How to Gain More Freedom

July 30th, 2009 by Admin | No Comments | Filed in Brain & Perception

Everyone wants to be free. We have all had moments of unbounded joy, when we felt we could do anything including conquer our world. We know how it feels to be free. It feels natural and splendid!

From birth until we mature we follow the rules, often seen as restrictions of our caregivers and providers. While children may rankle under the rules, many are for their own good, such as being forbidden as a young child to run out into a busy street or play with fire.

Slowly our caregivers’ personal rules for us diminish and become more like those held by our society, such as the prohibition against stealing.

Along the way to maturity we may acquire personal rules, from following the examples of others or due to traumatic events. When these rules are held unconsciously, and seem to be some kind of natural law they can be problematical and inhibit our personal freedom.

Any beliefs (rules) that inhibit freedom tend to also be intolerant. They make us feel and act intolerant towards ourselves and others.

For instance, an unfortunately common belief is, “I am worthless”. As a former counselor, I have heard that one many times. In reality it is other nonsense, but it can derail a person from achieving their dreams and personal freedom. When enough people hold these kinds of a beliefs in a society, the door is opened for a tyrannical government to take control.

Negative and often unconsciously held beliefs are always intolerant. They are intolerant of growth. Growth involves “falling on one’s butt—that’s how we learn to walk and do anything. “Failure” is often a learning experience that is a necessary to move forward. Negative beliefs seem to protect us from failure but really inhibit growth.

Negative beliefs are intolerant of our successes, as no matter what, the compare our success to some greater achievement often by someone else.

The negative beliefs are easily also intolerant of others. The more a person feels insignificant and out of control the more they will tend to act superior and try to control others. Plus the more critical they will be of what they decide are others weaknesses and failures.

Unfortunately, people seek the comfort of what is familiar, even negativity as it seems “safe” although miserable. After all, we may be miserable but we know we can survive as such.

Recently studies have shown that negative thinking can alter one’s brain. On the other side, conscious positive thinking, prayer and meditation also alter the brain, but these effects promote brain health.

Until recently, the way out of negative thoughts seemed to be rehashing them to discover the root, which was an ever ongoing process, much like peeling an onion as it brought tears. Of course, one could take medications, such as Prozac or self medicate liquor or with illegal drugs in an attempt to dull the pain.

We have new techniques in addition to meditation and prayer, such as EFT and the Sedona method, plus the new Awakened Vision, which also easily produces changes in the brain by using vision.

A person who experiences personal freedom is a blessing to their family, friends and society. People who feel in control of themselves are free to be tolerant of others.

It is far easier to be tolerant and forgiving when faced with a person who is upset when memories of other unresolved time people were upset with one—like authority figures are not unconsciously re stimulated and added to the new moment.

When you actually see the person before you without the barrier of eyeglasses made of old memories, hurts and resentments problems become simpler to resolve.

Whether on a personal or societal basis, freedom always involves cost. If nothing else freedom costs time and energy. Freedom is participatory and requires consciousness. Comfort and freedom are not true friends until being challenged to be one’s best seems comfortable.

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” — Thomas Edison

George Washington is considered to be the Father of the USA . As such he is the father of freedom and democracy in modern times.

Had Washington ‘s troops not won the American Revolution all of the ideas of Adams, Jefferson and others about the cause of freedom would be unfulfilled.

The shot heard ‘round the world continues to be heard today because of George Washington’s courage and resolve. Records show he encouraged his troops rather than intimidate them—and they were all volunteers.

“Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.”— George Washington

Lady Liberty by Judy Rey Wasserman

Lady Liberty
by Judy Rey Wasserman

Washington went through a living hell at Valley Forge. It was bitter cold. He and his men lacked for warm clothing, shelter and provisions. And, yet he was free to be his best. He rose to the occasion, somehow becoming an inspiration to his me, encouraging them by his example.

After Washington won the war he continued to set the example of a free man. He showed tolerance to those of other faiths, including Jews, which was also revolutionary in its time. He supported the idea that all free men would be allowed to vote.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly for democracy, by example he established the idea of term limits. Unlike kings, emperors and other rulers—including I our own time, Washington saw himself as a public servant. When Washington declined to run for a third term his action rivaled that shot heard ‘round the world. He purposefully gave away his power.

Anyone who is trying—or succeeding to control other adults by force, emotional blackmail, threats or any other form of coercion does not feel free but is overwhelmed by negative beliefs and feelings that seem to be out of control.

The person who feels most threatened and least in control is usually some kind of bully. This is true for people we experience as family, friends or in business as it is for those in leadership positions in organizations of religion, culture, education and government.

George Washington saw himself as a free man. His actions and diary reveal him to be a free man who was inspired, challenged and comforted by his beliefs. As such, he had no need to control others. True leaders inspire, and ultimately their power grows beyond the boundaries of their mortality.

Being free does not require talent, above average intelligence, wealth or the right connections in one’s society. It does require rising to the challenge with courage and taking the actions necessary to change oneself and exercise one’s freedom, plus encourage others to gain freedom too.

“Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” — George Washington

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art. Download a free copy click: Manifesto of Post Conceptual Art– A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Stroke.

Check out the limited and open edition prints in the estore.
Follow her on Twitter at @judyrey .]

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