Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Calming the Freight Train in the Mind

Calming the Freight Train in the Mind

By Sharon Carne

Do you find it difficult to meditate? Meditation is often defined as quieting or calming the mind. There are many ways to do this. And that is good news.

An effective way of calming the mind is to create a very strong focus on one thing. Singing bowls are a successful tool for creating this focus. Their sound has such a powerful presence that it is difficult not to focus the mind, especially when you are playing one. It is a wonderful way to create a meditative state with minimum effort. And that is even better news.

Sound moves through your body faster than it moves through the air. The sound of the singing bowls affects you physically in three main ways. The first is the effect of the sound on your brain waves. It stimulates more brain waves in the alpha frequency range (around 8 to 13 Hertz), calming the mind. The second is the effect of the physical motion of playing the bowl. This simple and repetitive motion commands your attention as does the sound created by the bowl. This in turn creates the third effect. Your breathing and heartbeat slow down, putting you into a relaxed state.

I have assisted many people in learning how to play the Tibetan and crystal singing bowls and have found a few simple things to make your first experience playing the bowls successful. A singing bowl is played either by striking the outside of the bowl or by rubbing the stick or mallet around the outside rim. Some people find that there is a subtle difference in the feeling and effect created within them by choosing either a clockwise or counterclockwis
e direction for the rubbing movement. If you have a singing bowl, I invite you to play with this. Below are a few helpful hints.

Tibetan (or metal) singing bowl

1. If the bowl is small enough to fit in your hand to play, make sure you hold the bowl in a way that does as little as possible to muffle the sound. Wrapping your fingers around the bowl will muffle its sound more. Two ways that work well are either to hold your hand flat and place the bowl in the middle of the palm or to balance the bowl on your fingertips.

2. If the bowl has a straight rim, hold the stick straight up and down as you move the stick around the rim of the bowl. If the bowl has a curved rim, try holding the stick at an angle toward the center of the bowl as you move the stick around the rim. You can vary the pressure of the stick against the bowl to control the volume of the sound. You can also give the bowl a gentle tap to get the sound started.

3. As the bowl begins to sound and vibrate more, you may notice the stick rattles against the edge of the bowl. The rattle can be minimized by slowing down the movement of the stick around the bowl and by adding more pressure on the stick against the bowl.

Crystal singing bowl: 1. Crystal bowls are more fragile that Tibetan bowls. They are played usually with a rubber mallet covered with suede. You can use the mallet to chime (i.e. gently strike the side) of the bowl or to rub it around the outside rim as for the Tibetan bowl.

2. Please be aware that crystal singing bowls can get very loud. Loud enough to cause discomfort or damage to your hearing. You can control the volume of your bowl by the varying speed of moving the mallet around the bowl and by varying the pressure of the mallet against the outside of the bowl.

As you are playing your bowl, turn your awareness to the effect of the sound on your body, emotions and mental state. Often as a person plays a bowl for several minutes, the physical change in their body is quite dramatic. Their shoulders relax and their breathing slows down. The whole body becomes more relaxed and the mind becomes more calm. Often, the person becomes so engrossed in the sound that they become oblivious to their surroundings. That is powerful focus.


Planetary Guardians


by Julie Redstone

The work of the Ascended Masters in their guardianship of the earth is one of long duration, spanning the vast reaches of time as we know it and watching over the evolution and growth of individuals, groups, and the planet itself as each soul evolves and changes from lifetime to lifetime. This work of love is based on a concern for humanity's future and for the future of all inhabited planets in which the circumstance of the experience of duality and the intrusion of forces of darkness play a role in planetary development.

With this in mind, planetary guardians have watched over individual lives and the life of the planet throughout time, helping to balance impulses and actions that affect large masses of people so that the prevailing vibration of light could be maintained at any particular time in history, and so that the pattern for further development would continue to be followed. This is not to say that dark energies could be entirely prevented from interfering in the earth's course of development, for they could not. Yet, if those of the spiritual realms were not overseeing the course of development, many more departures from truth and light would have happened than have actually been visible in human history, and many more citizens of the planet would have suffered.

Knowledge of the guardianship of the earth is helpful in several ways: First and foremost, it brings to awareness the understanding that mankind is not, and has never been, alone in the spiritual universe – that there are, and always have been, beings and forces involved in monitoring and aiding human history so that mankind's highest potential and Divinely ordained destiny could be achieved.

Secondly, knowing of the work of the hierarchy of light can assist those who believe that humanity has 'fallen' from grace into a new understanding that the consciousness which created separation for humanity is not a 'sin' in any usual sense that we use that term; rather, that the children of the One God are eminently worthy of returning to more complete awareness of their intrinsic and eternal participation in the One - the Creator of all whom they have never really left.

Third, the awareness of planetary guardianship, and hierarchy in particular, can help defuse some of the ancient and modern debates about spiritual equality and preference – debates even older than the biblical story of Cain and Abel – so that mankind may know and discover that though all are equal in the eyes of God when looked at from the standpoint of love and from the standpoint of essence, nevertheless, there are those who have advanced further along the trajectory of human and cosmic development who have, as a result, taken on greater responsibility for being of assistance to the rest of life. This hierarchical structure of learning and development is not a closed path but an open one – a path to which all souls are invited at all stages of their experience and development.

The infusion of light by the planetary hierarchy into the auric field of the earth and into the energy bodies of individuals, groups, and nations continues unabated, no matter what political dramas are being played out upon the planet, and no matter who is in charge of a nation or group of nations. This infusion of light which helps to balance the collective aura of humanity and of the earth's energy body, continues, always, for the benefit of all. Nevertheless, there are special times and circumstances in which more aid is needed from the Realms of Light - times in which darkness threatens with greater intensity or in which human mis-creation has taken a large portion of humanity down a dangerous path. At such times the Realms of Light will seek willing helpers among those embodied on the earth so that the forces of light can remain in the ascendance, or, if that position is temporarily disturbed, to return such balance to the equation.

We are in such a time now – one in which all energies, beings, and helpers, both embodied and dis-embodied, are being asked for their commitment to serve the purposes of light and God and to assist in holding the planetary balance of light in the presence of dark energies that are seeking to disrupt this balance. The present moment is a critical time for the earth, and all within the spiritual realms are doing their utmost to assure that the outcome of this transitional time emerges along the lines which have been laid out in accordance with Divine intention related to the future of the planet.

May all beings come to recognize God's great love for the earth which manifests in the help given to uphold the planet and all of her inhabitants, and may the spiritual hierarchies be joined ever more closely with the hearts and minds of men so that one in spirit and one in intention, the work of bringing God's Divine plan to the earth for the benefit of all beings can be smoothly accomplished.


The Power to Leave Painful Thoughts and Feelings Behind You

The Power to Leave Painful Thoughts and Feelings Behind You

by Guy Finley

Just as a storm in the atmosphere of the earth is born of conflicting fronts of different temperatures colliding with one another, so too must there be conflicting forces within us in order to form a mental or emotional storm. Our task is to become conscious of these unseen forces that dwell in the unenlightened parts of us. As we grow to realize that no disturbance can remain within us without our granting it the force it needs to sustain its fury, we realize that we have at our disposal two great powers. We are empowered to dismiss storms when they appear in our psychic system and, with time and practice, we can learn to dismiss these disturbances before they begin!

What are these invisible conflicting forces at work within us that cause so much foul weather? We uncover the first of these unconscious forces by recognizing that the storms in our lives all share a common cause. Each storm, large or small, centers around something that happens to us that we don't want to be happening for whatever reasons. A few quick examples prove this insight, but best success is assured if you will fill in the blanks from your own experience. Imagine a woman caught in an emotional firestorm of anger because she does not want to be treated like that. Or a man who feels trapped by a tormenting depression because he doesn't want what life continues to bring to him. Can we see that these two storms share a common root? Both rise as they do because of our unconscious resistance to something that has already happened.

Whenever we face an unwanted event and find ourselves feeling nothing but resistance, we can discover that this stress-mess is made from our insistence that this should not have happened. And how about when we recall past mistakes, painfully reliving how we fell down -- either a moment ago or ten years back? Aren't we sure that whatever that error may have been -- it shouldn't have taken place?

Which brings us to the following insight that deserves a few moments extra consideration. It feels natural for us to go along with the feeling of not wanting what we are powerless to change! What on earth lies hidden in this strange struggle of ours that compels us to wrestle with what amounts to mental ghosts? After all, once something has happened in our life -- that moment is over; it's gone, done with, finished. Clearly, what was no longer exists in the here and Now. So, we have to ask ourselves, given this understanding that is above dispute, how can something from our own past feel as real and as alive as it does to us in the present moment? The following answer brings us one step closer to living in a world without storms.

Within our mind lingers an untold number of chemically and electrically stored images of the way things were. These mental pictures include complete scenes of every experience past, as well as pleasurable or frightening images of what is yet to come. And these same images are secret storehouses of all the sensations that accompanied them in the moment of their creation. Each one is laden with its original emotional content that pours into us each time we revisit them. To help visualize how this unseen psychic sequence unfolds within, put yourself in the place of this imaginary person -- Barbara -- walking down the street. As Barbara window-shops her eye catches sight of a lace-sleeved lavender blouse on sale in one of her favorite stores. In an instant, Barbara recalls wearing a similar blouse many years ago the night her father passed away. Now, virtually unnoticed, a small wave of regret washes over her. For reasons unknown to her, as she stands there still looking at a blouse she feels sure should be in her closet, she is beginning to think about the last words she had with her father, and how she wishes she would have said something else.

The more Barbara is drawn into these flooding considerations, the more she suffers. And the more unwanted this painful experience becomes, the more she unconsciously resists her mounting turmoil until she is caught in a full-blown storm. Haven't we all been there before? Where a seemingly harmless thought, which we turn over in our mind, becomes a tornado? Well, it need not be like that . . . for any of us!

The only reason we ever find ourselves caught in a psychological storm is because we have been drawn, without knowing it, into identifying with -- actually merging with -- mental images from our past. These images are pre-loaded -- rather like psychological time capsules -- with punishing thoughts and feelings that flood into us the instant we identify with them. As the invisible, but psychically palpable blows from these painful memories pour through on us, we are unconsciously moved to try and resist them -- all of which makes us feel as though we are trapped in a storm about which we can do nothing other than try to escape its lashing!

Once we invite the following insight to become our own, we need never again endure the pounding of such negative states: No storm of mental torment or dark, emotional suffering belongs to you. Any wave of resentment, anxiety, or fear that comes to wash you away is nothing more than a kind of psychic residue left over from who you once were. Not only do these negative states have nothing in common with your True Nature, but they cannot enter into the living Now where this higher consciousness lives.

This same truth can be said in a slightly different way: we cannot be punished by any painful storm when we are grounded in the present moment. The reason for this perfect protection is as pure as it is simple: psychological storms are powerless to push their divisive and destructive forces into the spiritual harbor of Now because, within Its native wholeness, they have no way to remain there. Now let's pull these important lessons together in a short summary.

We have seen that the storms we suffer are not born simply from any particular event that takes place, but rather they rise from an unknown ground in us due to our undetected resistance to them. Further, these unwanted events that we so strongly resist are not the actual events themselves. What we secretly struggle against in these moments are unwanted images of that event fashioned by ourselves. This occurs, for example, when we imagine a fearful future, or see ourselves thrown for a social loss of some sort. In these moments we suffer, as we do, because we are looking at what we don't want to see. And then, because we don't know that we have been tricked into giving these negative fantasies our attention, we try to imagine ways to escape their punishing presence. The more we struggle to get away, the more attention we inadvertently lend to what we wish would disappear! It's a great paradox: not wanting to look upon what is bothering us keeps what is bothering us in plain view! But now we are beginning to see our way out of this trap.

From this moment forward, whenever some dark storm appears in us we must neither run from it, nor stand there and hate what we think is happening. Instead we must awaken to ourselves, bring ourselves back into the Now and quietly, deliberately, drop any image that our thought-nature presents within us to justify the brewing conflict. Learning to dismiss the storms that sink our chances to be happy takes dedicated inner work, but you may be assured such powers are possible. Your True Nature already dwells beyond the reach self-wrecking storms. Join it; begin Now!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Here is Grace

Here is Grace

by Angel Bianca Agnello

Here is grace. Grace freely raining down from Love, the Eternal Life Source. Grace is the juice, the bottom line, the all time and eternal foundational essence from the unsurpassable power of Love.

Grace is unmerited favor, undeserved, life-giving energy, which compassionately bestows the light of complete and utter forgiveness.

Grace is a gift, without strings.

Grace offers a replacement option for all darkness ( ignorance
of truth, self-rejection, hatred, lies about reality, blame, shame, guilt and self condemnation) which has perverted loving the self.

Grace restores the consciousness from the depth of isolated self-realization individuation, and welcomes the soul into the open- hearted, divine, unifying Oneness

Grace is the transformative power of Unconditional Love.

There is no action so reprehensible that Forgiving Grace cannot, somehow, reach the sorrowful. Grace possesses the divine consciousness which can only be seen from and received by the position of a humble-heart.

Grace is humanity’s passport to true joy.

Why would we live without Grace? Grace for me and Grace to pass on to others?

Because we are tricked into competition. We obviously, sub-consciously, haven’t wanted equal-ness and “All Good” for the self and everyone else. We have been climbing the ladders that don’t really matter, and have lost our connection to the love of perfection….holding hands, standing side by side is the missing sense of fellowship.

Perhaps we may feel too guilty to receive it and then feel an injustice about others who receive what we do not have. That guilt is either inherited from our ancestors through DNA of the emotional and physical bodies; or the registered accounts of our violations of others in our species.

What we can do about this inherited or acquired guilt account, is offer it up to grace. We can choose to be funnels for grace. As we behold someone else, who is mirroring our feeling of injustice, hate or jealousy and we may invite Unconditional Love to flow forgiving grace through our center, the grace energy washes my own heart clean and releases the blocks of force fields, which sabotage or limit the manifestation of desires for good things in the physical dimension.

It is the will of the Life-Source, that we all become released from the tricky lies that rob our joy, well being and perfect health. We have the capacity to live forever, it is our guilt and unforgiveness which age us and finally shake us down to the death vibration.

Come into my heart, unconditional love and your sweet, comforting grace, renew me, transform me, and let me connect with the Life/Love- Source deep within me, by Grace.


Be a Miracle Maker

How to be a Miracle Maker

Create the Love, Money, Body and Spirit You Want.

By Keith Varnum

Here's a fascinating secret about miracles: You can't necessarily always place an order for magic at will, but you can deliberately create the conditions -- environment, atmosphere and attitude -- that make miracles a thousand times more likely to occur. Want to know how you can create a miracle-friendly world? By taking these practical steps, you will bring magic into your relationships, body, finances and more!

Your ability to Make Miracles is in direct proportion to your willingness to:

1. Tell yourself more truth about the situation you want to transform

The more honest you are about where you're really at, the more personal power you have to realize your dreams. By aligning yourself accurately with what is real, you retrieve all of the life force you've invested in holding together false situations and relationships. This re-captured energy then attracts the goals you desire. In this universe what's congruent gets the energy. What's not congruent doesn't get the energy. Where aren't you being honest or accurate about some aspect of your life? What truth about your life is right now safe, timely, helpful, nurturing and liberating for you to acknowledge to yourself?

2. Act "outside the box"

All magic occurs beyond the boundaries of your current belief system. What obstacles lie between you and moving outside your "comfort zone?" Where could you let your vision for your life be more outrageous? More fun? More of what you really want?

3. Withdraw from collective mass consciousness

Step beyond general consensus to remove the limits of what's possible for you to have. Many people have changed society -- and had fun -- by doing "what couldn't be done." You can too. When you withdraw your energy field from the energy field of the tribal collective agreement, you can create outside that agreement. Be "in the world, but not of it." Where in your life could you step a little further outside of mass consciousness thinking?

4. Use the Law of Attraction: Energize what you love with gratitude

Our magnetic field of energy is always (all ways) attracting exactly what we need to create our heart's desires. Discover the ancient wisdom of multiplying what you have with deep thankfulness. As you pour the vibration of appreciation into the love, health, prosperity and joy that you already have, this vibration will magnetize more of the same to you. It's the physics of the Universe. What aspects of your life could you right now be genuinely grateful for?

5. Experience "concrete, physical" reality as energy

When we choose to experience so-called "solid" things as the vibrational energy -- fields of energy -- that they actually are, these aspects of our reality become infinitely more malleable and flexible in responding to our intentions. Where are you willing right now to open to experiencing your body -- and other people, conditions, animals, rocks, emotions -- as an energy field (life force/flow dynamic) rather than as fixed, static, solid objects?

6. Reclaim your Personal Power

Are you energizing ideas and activities and maintaining relationships that no longer serve you? When you choose to invest in those relationships and situations that do feed your dreams, you regain tremendous personal power. When you choose to call back your spirit from the people, ideas and activities that no longer serve you, you regain tremendous personal power to invest in those relationships and situations that do feed your dreams. What are you tolerating, avoiding or denying in your life right now? Where are you compromising, sacrificing or settling for something less than what you really want? Where could you invest your time, energy and attention that would really serve you?

7. Relax your grip on your belief system

When you release your vise grip on the rigid, fixed beliefs you inherited from society, the things can shift that need to shift for something new, fresh, wonderful and miraculous to happen to you. What are your beliefs about how life operates? How important are these beliefs to your survival, identity, reputation (need for approval) and sense of worth? In what areas of your life could you right now relax your need to control the exact functioning of the people and events around you?

8. Build Your Chi – Your Internal Life Force Energy

Our free attention, time and energy are the lifeblood of our ability to create and attract what we desire in life. The more we consciously manage and steward these natural assets, the more we can build a reservoir and reserve of miracle-
producing power. Where could you be more accessible to energy-giving situations and people? Where could you be more inaccessible to energy-draining situations and people? How can you naturally and easily "build your internal life force chi" through activities that are fun for you? What in your life are you not experiencing as an adventure?

9. Connect directly with Spirit

Your soul is in charge of your life! Your spirit has been running the show from behind the stage curtain since the beginning of time. Open a direct line to the wonders, wisdom, support and guidance of your own brilliant soul plan. How do you mediate/pray? Is it as effective as you would like? Have you tried a moving meditation?

10. Align your personality with your soul

When you're aligned with your true intentions in being here this lifetime, prosperity flows automatically with no effort or doingness. Align your everyday lifestyle with your soul vision and receive all the support, energy and love you need—and begin to enjoy the ride! What actions could you take that would bring your life more in accord with your life purpose? What changes could you make to be more authentic in your life?

11. Allow yourself to receive from Spirit

The primary joy and purpose of our spirit friends -- the Ascended Masters, guardian angels, spirit guides, nature devas, spirit animals -- is to assist us to reach our life goals. Do you regularly ask for assistance, and let in love and energy from your other dimensional allies?

12. Embrace your Shadow

What you choose not to see, you can't change. What weaknesses, faults, fears and shortcomings do you feel you have -- socially, physically, spiritually, romantically, financially, sexually? Are you willing to open up to your soul's point of view on your so-called "dark side"?

13. Hang with people who nurture you

By your own pre-arranged conscious design, old soulmates deliver messages to you that trigger timely awareness, alchemy and awakening. What people and environments are not entirely safe, supportive or inspiring for you to be with? Where could you refuse to let another be reckless with your heart? Where could you be less reckless with another's heart? Where could you celebrate the success of others?

14. Listen to your body

Our body is a natural feedback system to keep us abreast of how well we are dealing with the pressures and demands of life. What lessons is your body reflecting to you? What wake-up calls from your body have you been denying? What's the weight you are carrying around? What's your body dying to tell you?

15. Follow the guiding signs and synchronicities Spirit gives you everyday

Our soul is always (all ways) trying to steer us toward our goals. We live in an interactive, responsive universe that is designed to fulfill our deepest dreams -- if we would only play along! Allow your intuition to guide you to the forms and vehicles that will empower your spirit to express fully. What messages and signals has the Universe been sending you that you have been ignoring, misinterpreting
, or are afraid to act on?

16. Choose to be innocent (free) of the past: Welcome surprise and serendipity

Open the door to more magic, meaning and money in your world by learning to suspend skepticism and conditioned responses. Learn to surf through the surprises of life, instead of being swept away by them. Where could you approach your goals with more flexibility, openness and sense of play?

17. Feng-shui your life: Give yourself a "spaceshift"

Feng-shui is the ancient art of consciously managing matter and energy within space. By intuitively re-arranging the elements of your daily life, you create the space to nurture the freedom, opportunities and effectiveness you desire. By clearing out the old, dead elements of your life, you create a natural vacuum and an unblocked channel for fresh, new energy and ideas to come into your private and professional life. How could you unblock your energy now? Where can you re-arrange the ways you live your everyday life in a fresh, new, intuitive way?

18. Live your life as an experiment

Consider your life as the latest -- and greatest -- experiment by human consciousness to express Heaven on Earth -- or just to have fun playing in the 3rd dimension. Where could you lighten up, celebrate and have more humor in your approach to living?


The Power Of The Unforgettable

The Power Of The Unforgettable

By Michelle Morovaty
spiritualityinsideandout. com

The Unforgettable you. How Precious you are.

How Desirable you are.

How Generous you are.

The Unforgettable you is the presence

of your Eternal Soul.

The Unforgettable you, so Wise as to

the Genuine Genius in you,

for the waters of Clarity

within you is the Unforgettable you,

to be destined in your own

thoughts that you perceive yourself to be. Right Now.

The Unforgettable you is ready and willing to go

beyond the depths of the

unknown to realize in the Now, for in the Now

is who and what you truly are.

In this moment is the Unforgettable

you in its highest position to

Create the New.

The Unforgettable you looking in the mirror of

life to position itself

as one with all that is. To be aware of the Power Within

moment by moment as the sun rises and as the

breath of life falls.

To live in the Now and to forsake the past.

Letting Go and letting Be.

To be sure of the Unforgettable you is to

be sure of the True Self within you.

The Unforgettable you is so Lovely and so Brave.

The Unforgettable you is so Bright and so Luminous.

How can I forget you? How can anyone forget you?

For your Beauty within and without

is truly Unforgettable.

Let us all Forgive all the unfinished

tasks in our lives.

Let us all complete within and without.

To live in the Power of this moment is to be Free

of all unfinished and incomplete memories.

Let us all choose to complete and fill in the holes

within our Hearts and Cells by Forgiving

ourselves and others, to fill in the holes within

with the everlasting Divine Love

and Understanding ever present within every

fiber of our being.

You are so Unforgettable as you are Life itself.

You are so Unforgettable as you are Love itself.

You are so Unforgettable for you

are the Light of the Universe.

You and I and all shall rise above all limitations

and move forward into the New realm of all

opportunities and possibilities of life

for we are truly the Unforgettable Source

of Love and Light.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Let Nothingness Happen

Let Nothingness Happen

You wish, and then rush, to free yourself from

your sorrows, but refuse to change the beliefs

causing them . which is like jumping off the

Ferris wheel onto the merry-go-round in the

hopes of bringing an end to your dizziness.

Any attempt to protect yourself from

emptiness only creates the illusion of it .

along with an imaginary self that

believes it can somehow outrun this unwanted

nothing. Both illusions are filled with real-

enough terror. Neither one can be slain any

more than a shadow can be put to death

by the knife.

To see the Truth of these truths is to let

nothingness happen.

Allowing nothingness its life slays both the

illusion of emptiness and the self so

fearful of it. Then, Real Emptiness,

and her beautiful sister, Fullness, appear

to reveal themselves as being Celestial

Twins that are never apart from one another.

Let nothingness happen.

The Nature of Awareness that holds within it

the understanding of the opposites is neither a

creation, character, nor captive of these

opposites, but contains them. Finding this

Nature within yourself is the same as

finding its Freedom.

- Guy Finley


You are One with the Universal Mind


You are One with the Universal Mind

by Tania Kotsos

There is a single, intelligent Consciousness that pervades the entire Universe - the Universal Mind. It is all knowing, all powerful, all creative and always present. As it is present everywhere at the same time, it follows that it must also be present in you - that it is you. Your mind is part of the one Universal Mind. This is not simply a philosophical ideal passed down to us through the ages. It is an exact scientific truth. Know it, believe it, apply it and you will see your life transform in miraculous ways.

Albert Einstein told us that "everything is energy"; that "a human being is a part of the whole called by us [the] Universe". His words echoed the most ancient of spiritual and philosophical teachings and still underpin today's cutting-edge scientific discoveries. The Universal Mind goes by many names. In the scientific world we know of the Unified Field, in spiritual philosophy we refer to The All or Universal Consciousness and in religion we call upon God who Himself goes by many names - Jehovah, Allah and Brahman to mention but a few. The name is relevant only in so far as it resonates with you.

Any which way you cut it, you come to this one unavoidable conclusion: there is but One Consciousness of which your consciousness must be a part and "a part", as Charles Haanel said, "must be the same in kind and quality as the whole, the only difference being one of degree".

The nature of the Universal Mind is Omniscience (all knowing), Omnipotence (all powerful), Omnificence (all creative) and Omnipresence (always present). Know that this too is your nature. You have access to all knowledge, known and unknown; you have access to an infinite power for which nothing is impossible; you have access to the limitless creativity of the One Creator. All these attributes are present within you at all times in their potential form.

It is up to you to know and act upon your own nature. The inscription on the Ancient Greek Temple of Apollo at Delphi left no room for misunderstandin
g: "Know thyself and thou shall know all the mysteries of the gods and the universe". It is through the power of your subconscious mind that you can learn to align yourself with the Omnipotence, Omniscience and Omnificence of the Universal Mind at all times.

Each and every one of us is a manifestation of this single Universal Consciousness. There is profound truth in the ancient teaching that we are all One. We are all connected - not only to each other but to all of Nature and to everything in the Universe. This is the Law of One. What you do to others, you do to yourself. The way you treat Nature, you in fact treat yourself. The separateness you "see" is an illusion of the ego. The true nature of reality is non-dualistic, meaning that while things may appear distinct, they are not separate.

You are able to create your ideal reality because you are already connected to everything you desire. Nothing and no one is separate from you. You can experience happiness, true love, perfect health, abundance, wealth and anything else you desire. All you have to do is bring yourself into vibrational harmony with the nature of your desires through the creative power of your thoughts. To become the master of your destiny, you must master your thoughts.

In a nutshell, there is a single Consciousness, the Universal Mind, which pervades the entire Universe. It is all knowing, all powerful, all creative and always present everywhere at the same time. Your consciousness is part of it - it is It. All is One. You are connected to everything and every one. You are already connected to your desires. To the degree you truly comprehend and internalize this Truth, you will be able to become the master of your mind and the director of your life.


The Eternal You

The Eternal You

By Michelle Morovaty

The The Eternal you is so Wise, is so Kind and so Precious. The time has come to be One with your Eternal Self and to stop beating yourself up for the things that you have Not accomplished and direct your Energy to what you have accomplished.

From this space and place of Openness to Self-realize the truth of who you are, you awaken to all the wonderful times that you were yourself. Truly yourself and One with yourself.

You were Confident, you knew what you want to accomplish and you went ahead and did it. There comes a time in one's life when one is confronted with the reality of what is. What is Is the reality that you make it to be. The reality is that you can truly accomplish your heart's desire with your Dedication, Commitment and Perseverance.

What stops one at some point in life is the notion that one is Not good enough or one can't do it or one is Not lovable. And who is it that is making up these stories anyways? Is it me, or is it your neighbor, or is in your mind? This mind of vast creation ready and willing to Create from the New says:

I am your mind and you are one with me. Know me as one and the separation created from the illusion created by your thoughts and emotions will dissipate. As you know me as one you recognize the God given power within you to create Goodness and Success in your life and expand the Goodness and Success onto others. When you separate me with you then you no longer are One with your creation. You Will your creation and you create. As One we create moment by moment by our own willingness to be attuned to the Oneness. This is easy to get if you wish to get it. As long as there is a need to be right and in control then the Oneness is only a separation and Not a Oneness within the mind.

So your eternal you is that part of you that is willing, able and does create within you all that you wish to accomplish and you have in the past. Now we are here in the Now. In the Now is the perfect opportunity to create from the New all that you have been withholding and have resigned to.

Let the fear, worry and doubt drop and allow your Eternal Self to rise. The choice is within your mind as you. Be one and gain true clarity within the structure and freedom of life. This life is yours. YES this life is yours. It is your Gift.

I invite us all to embrace today as a Gift from the Source. God is ever present in our Hearts as we open up to the Gift of Life. In the Now this Gift is who you are and all that you have been resisting and resenting.



Friday, November 20, 2009

Healing the Inner Child

Healing the Inner Child

By Angel Shadow

Inside each and every one of us is an inner child. This child is either healthy, happy and adjusted or it's unhealthy, frightened and in chaos. It should only take you a few moments to realize if your inner child is hiding, for it will manifest itself in your everyday adult life.

Simply take a look at your programmed reactions, for they are the key. These reactions are often overlooked because you won't even realize you're doing it. It simply IS what it IS. Once you become aware of that, you'll understand what part of your inner child needs healing. Issues like lack of trust, low self-esteem, not feeling safe, anger and regret most likely stem from not healing an area of your childhood. Your "adult" self is simply reacting the way it's always reacted and it had to start somewhere.

A healthy inner child equals a healthy, well-adjusted adult. We all have issues that come up in life, but an emotionally healthy adult can deal with these issues in an emotionally healthy way. There is no blame. No pity party. No drama. No constant need for acknowledgement. Emotionally healthy adults know exactly who they are and do not need outside acknowledgement from others.

To heal this wounded, inner child, you first need to locate them. This is not always easy because they are the masters of hide and seek. Many times, you'll breeze right past them, not even knowing they're there. Part of them wants to reach out and say, "I'm here! Please find me!" While another part says, "Be quiet! Don't let them find your hiding place! It's safe here!" So become aware. Stay alert and find that inner child.

Once you find them, the task of getting them out of their hiding place takes time. You may have to sit with them for hours at a time, day after day, for months, just to get them to take a step. Slowly, but surely, a new trust will begin to develop and eventually, they will take your hand and walk out of the darkness. At first, you may do most of the talking, but eventually, with patience, they will begin to open up and a new world of understanding will be released. After talking to this inner child, everything will begin to make sense.

Think of this "little" part of yourself as a lost, restless spirit, wandering the same area of time and space. Reliving the same trauma and chaos that they couldn't escape from. Because they are a part of you, their reactions to these unhealed events will have carried with you into your adulthood and will continue to dictate your emotional responses to the life you are currently attempting to live. Once you get them to come out of hiding and open up, you can build a new reality together. One based on trust and an understanding of "why."

Healing the inner child requires you to take the following steps:

1. Find the child. Tune in to them and your search will be an easy one.

2. Acceptance of what you find and learn about this "little" one. The knowledge you gain from this inner child will most likely be painful. Accept it and work through it.

3. Talk to the child. Dig until you find the core issue.

4. Have patience! It may take some time for them to open up. They've been programmed to remain hidden and silent.

5. Get them out of their hiding place. Hold their hand and prove to them you can be trusted. Remember, they are a part of you and what's really happening is you are not trusting yourself.

Complete healing will take some time. It's alright to keep this wounded inner child with you... actually, I encourage it. Remember, they ARE YOU! The more time they spend (with you) healing the issues of the past, the more adjusted and healed you (as an adult) will become. So don't be afraid to locate that lost, little part of yourself. They have been in hiding for a long time...waiting for healing and understanding to come. Listen to them, for they hold the answers. Be willing to accept what they have to say or they will retreat into hiding once again. They need to feel that they can trust again... that they will not be abandoned.

With time and patience, that wounded inner child will become trusting and full of life once again. Treat them the way you wish to be treated... remember, you are literally healing yourself.


Re-Connecting To Your Higher Self

Re-Connecting To Your Higher Self

by Dingane

On a deeper and mostly unconscious level, we are all aware of our spirit. Even though we are all aware of this spiritual nature, the challenge in living a truly spiritual life is that we so easily get seduced by appearances. Life is so rich in sensory beauty and we all tend to have a bias for what we can see, touch, hear, taste and smell. Even though this world of sensory perception is rich, it is the invisible world that’s the real wonder of life. There are so many things that we know is there, yet we can’t see it. It is this fascination that’s been the driving force behind some of the greatest discoveries and it’s also the driving force behind most of our spiritual pursuits.

It’s a peculiar thing, living life without really knowing why we are here or where we came from. We know that there is something bigger than us and that we had to come from somewhere. In the New Testament Saint Paul reminded us that although we are ‘in this world’ we are not ‘from this world’. We often get caught up in this life and all the problems and frustrations that we all have to deal with on a daily basis. But, underneath it all is that part of you, your higher self, that is not concerned with any of it.

Regardless of your personal spiritual beliefs, we know that there is a divine and universal intelligence behind all of life. It is from this infinite intelligence that we all come and it is to this that we all go back to when we leave this life. This ‘invisibleness’
is something – a force or an energy that we are always connected to because it constitutes the very essence of your life. When you are connected to this dimension of yourself you are united with the very intelligence that creates and sustains all of creation.

Discovering and connecting to your higher self does not require and special mountain retreats or far eastern meditations. It simply requires that you look deep within yourself. Discovering your higher self and finding God in your life is not something that you have to go and find somewhere outside yourself. Think of it this way: electricity has always been available to us – even to prehistoric cavemen. Only when we discovered it, were we able to use it. Your higher self and divine guidance is, and has always been available to you. You simply have to discover it to be able to use it.

Here are 3 insights that will help you to rediscover your higher self

1.Self Awareness

When you become aware of your Self and realize that you are a spiritual being on a spiritual path you can start to live your life more consciously. Most people are numb to life and they just float through it unaware of themselves and the bigger picture. Epictetus said that what’s necessary to change yourself is self awareness. Only when you are ‘awake’ can you pay attention to and notice the higher dimension of life.

2. Perception

Realize that everything within your field of experience is based on perception. Life simply ‘is’, but through our perception we create meaning out of everything. When you are connected to your higher self and live with a more spiritual awareness you are able to live from your centre. This will help you to stay centered and to see past the limitations of the appearances and trivialities of life and live and live a more peaceful and fulfilled life.

3. Divine Guidance

Your higher self, your soul (or your spirit) is your connection to God and to the infinite intelligence that keeps this entire universe in complete harmony. God is to be found inside yourself. God is not some being up in the clouds that dictates our lives for us. God is within each and every one of us. In the ancient scriptures, it was said “be still and know that I am God.” Be still and discover God for yourself and ask for divine guidance in your life.

The very thought of connecting with your higher self is enough to connect you to God. When you seek you shall find and when you ask you will receive. When you seek to live closer to God, you will for the very act of seeking will connect you to God. When your thoughts are on love, peace, joy and abundance you are in harmony with God and you will know God. When you remove yourself from it through thoughts of hate, guilt, harm, anger ec. you prevent the Divine guidance to from flowing through you. Stay connected. Look Within and consciously live your life with love, peace and harmony.


Just Be

Just Be

by Tom Robarge

One of the greatest gifts my wife has ever giving me, is when she told me to just be myself. I love you just the way you are. Unconditional love what a strange concept. I have heard of it but never have felt it till that day. I was giving the freedom to just be myself.

We live in a day and age where everything has conditions attached to them even love. All to often we hear the phases "I love you but" or "If you love me you would (blank blank blank)". That now many people feel they have to do something to earn the love of another person. If that person does not love you the way you are then maybe it is not love after all. If they feel they have to shape or change you into something they want then maybe you need to move on. Love is a gift freely given with no strings attached. The right to just be yourself is the greatest gift you can receive from someone and the greatest gift you can give to someone else.

I am enjoying the freedom I was given that day. It has lead me down the path of total acceptance. I have learned to accept myself for who or what I am and it has giving me the ability to accept others for who or what they are. The right to just be.

So it is this way also in spiritual matters. You do not have to say or do anything. You are accepted just the way you are. The joy, peace and love you feel are of the spirit they are freely giving for all who will accept them. Total acceptance of who you are a spirit, total acceptance of who everyone else is spirits this is the real reality. Not the things you see, feel, taste, smell or hear these things are just tools you use while here on earth. The true reality is spiritual. So many times we leave a spiritual event and say to ourselves it is time to get back to reality. That we fail to realize that the spiritual event is the true reality. We have forgotten who we really are spirits. We are not the flesh and bones you see before you. When you fall in love with someone, you do not fall in love with their flesh and bones but with the person within.

We are one with the great creator and one with everything else in the universe. When you come to realize this then you can just be. This is the true state of our being. Total acceptance, total love, total peace and total joy is what the creator wants for you and everyone else. If you will just accept it, then it is yours. Then you can just be.

Man has forgotten who he really is. Over the space of time he has grown further and further away from the creator. It was not this way in the beginning. In the beginning man knew that he was first and foremost a spirit, a great creator, one with God, that he lived in a body and had a soul. Back then there was no evil or fear just love and peace. Man was one with God and nature. He walk among the animals with out fear because he was one with all things. There was nothing in the universe that would harm him

It was man who first learned how to fear. It was man who brought evil it this world. As it is today the only evil in this world is the evil you will find in mans heart. We taught the animals how to fear because you see the world we live in is a reflection of what is in our hearts. We brought disease into this world with our thoughts and actions. Together we have created the world we live in today. Pain and suffering is the design of man not God. It is man who feels that where there is good there has to be evil, where there is love there has to be hate, where there is peace there has to be fear and where there is joy there has to be suffering. Man does not know that he can just be love, just be good, just be peace and just be joy.

The good news is that what we have learned we can unlearn. That together we can create a better world. A world without disease, without fear, without evil and without suffering. A world of peace, joy and love. It starts with you and me learning to just be love, just be joy and just be peace. Just be the spirit you already are. Just be


Thursday, November 19, 2009

You are the Rainmaker

You are the Rainmaker

Today is a day of giving, a day to let your heart open and flow outward, giving love to all you encounter. Today is a day to make a gift of your smile, gracing each person you meet with the warmth that is within you. Today is a day for laughter, to let your laughter ring out across the circumstances of your day, no matter what they are.

Today is a day for warmth, to go deep inside and find the love that is hidden in the corners and pull it out. Today is a day to let that warmth and that love triumph over the little irritations and worries that often plague your mind.

Focus on your heart and feel the love. Then bring the love upward and let it fill and clear your mind. Then let love drive your decisions, your words, your actions and shine in your eyes. Whenever anger, frustration or irritation want to rise up and be expressed, show the love in your heart instead.

Today is a day that will never come again. Never again will you be exactly you, just like this. Never again, will the sky be just this color and the clouds just this shape. Never again will people around you have the same thoughts and feelings as they do today. And so, today is unique in all of history, in all of life. And you have the power to make it warmer and more loving.

The angels stand by to help you today as you give. They are there with their caring presence. And for every kindness you share, for every smile and every peal of laughter that you give as a gift today, they will increase it tenfold, blessing all who cross your path with unending love.

You are the rainmaker and the clouds are full of love.

By Carrie Hart