Friday, January 30, 2009

1 extra degree of effort

Check out this awesome video my good friend shared with me today! The margin between victory and defeat can be less than 1 degree! At any given time we may be so close to victory that just a pinch more effort will make the difference. It feels good to know this!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Day the Earth Stood Still

I am happy that Barak Obama is President of the United States.

Although I am not as politically active or interested as I probably should be, I , like most everyone in the world, was watching Wednesday morning when President Obama took his place in history and on Capitol Hill.

I am happy... not an overly emotional person when it comes to things like this.

What I didn't expect to feel was ...well...what I felt when I saw President Obama walk down the stairs and out onto the platform where he would be sworn in as President of the United States of America. A sort of thrill went thru me, a joy that was sudden and a giddy grin as I thought out loud "here HE comes!"

I am so very happy and I pray daily for President Obama and the task he has before him. I see the change already as people are actively pledging to "be the change they want to see in the world"! (I think Ghandi said that)

Yay! O-Ba-Ma!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Free self-empowerment Show w/ EFT techniques

I like the final statements in this video about the fact that our power to change and heal comes from inside even though we can use external tools to aid us in our practice.

Check it out!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Abiding in the Spirit

Change happens over time - not usually all at once. Like working out to become fit or dieting to lose weight, spiritual growth is a practice. I find myself still entering into phases of frustration and fear as I work on my business, raise my son and take care of our home and myself.

I awoke one night this week with an itchy sensation on the left side of my mouth and a cough from an itchyness in my throat. I my sleepy state of mind I felt like there was a flow of negative energy my fears and doubts were leaving me. Weird. Slept pretty well after that.

Yesterday I had a fleeting thought that though I pray, fast, read and meditate regularly do I really hear the "voice" of God and what he's telling me? A twinge of frustration passed thru me but I let it go. Then this morning, I awoke at about 6:30 and with thoughts of self-discipline (and the mess in the kitchen) I got up to start my day. I put on my MP3 with Mary Mary and as I washed the dishes, the Holy Spirit came in to abide with me. Ok, I'm not one of those super spiritual wishy washy Bible thumper toungue speaking slain in the spirit type people. But a song came on and I began to weep uncontrollably. I was not sad or upset. I felt the love of God and the knowledge that He has carried me this far and I was overwhelmed with emotion.
I went to church later on and once again I felt this wave of emotion as the words of the minister touched my heart. I began weeping again as the Spirit rested upon me and loved me. They were tears of joy, thanks and praise as I allowed myself with my limited human perception to feel the love God has for all of us... and for everything.
Even now I can feel It. And maybe the feeling will subside some as the days go on but now I know that I know that I know that God loves me and that my journey is on course and as the minister said today, the journey is a forward one that does not require a need to look back or go backward.

Thoughts on LOA

It's interesting how sometimes we have to go in a complete circle to arrive at our sought for destination. I have been in spiritual study mode for some time now - years in fact - and am definitely growing- by leaps and bounds and baby steps too. I started looking into LOA (Law of Attraction) after seeing the Secret a couple of times. After about a year of study - reading books, and in a group setting - I have come to the realization (or remembrance) that the real issue, i mean the truth of the matter...the THING i WAAAYYY deeper than i thought at first. People i have met are learning about LOA and looking for IT and thinking ahhh...i can do these meditations and learn these principles and start to manifest the material / relationship/ financial things that are missing from my life. that's what i thought. and don't get me wrong, I do believe there are spiritual laws, LOA being one of them, that are applied (and usually not in any purposeful way) are the basis for the way we perceive our lives. There's just so very much more to it. that's what i found out. this is a spiritual journey - whether you know it or not. i think i can safely say that everyone i know is motivated in life to some degree by the things they want and feel they need to be happy. and most of those things are material. AND there's not a thing wrong with that. HERE'S the twist...the path toward what we are seeking is in the other direction. we're not supposed to be after the STUFF but after the SOURCE and in seeking the SOURCE, the STUFF will show up.
Now I'm really understanding this but I read that in the scriptures YEARS & YEARS ago!
Matthew 6:33 in the King James version says:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
This is how "The Message" version states it:
Matthew 6:30 -33"If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

And the funniest thing is that it's quite simple once you remember it. If you're looking for IT on the surface - in the stuff of life - it's unlikely you'll find it. That's why i think even the wealthy & famous can be miserable. You have to look inside. And though it may be simple it really is quite deep...INFINITE even.

If you are looking for a place to start I recommend reading a few books that are helping me.
1. the Bible - once you start to understand you'll see it's all in there.
2. Infinite Self by Stuart Wilde - written in a conversational and humorous way with practical application of spiritual lessons.
3. Manifest your destiny by Wayne Dyer - a practical guide to...well...practicing spiritual laws with examples of meditation.

Boy the clarity with which i am understanding this today feels really good!