so many of us do this - the expletives roll off our tongue without pause when a frustration comes or a disappointment stops our intended forward march, let along when an intentional attack is made.
We've also studied the power of the spoken word - and assumed that these casual words that are sent out don't count. How could they not? If the good directive and blessing count - and we've seen that happen many a time - then these negative drops also drip into our way of thinking.
Here's to the pause that refreshes - only words that heal, inspire or encourage come from me now!! Tall order, but worth the effort - notice the stunned effect around you.
As we learn many things about our minds, we are taught about affirmations. They work amazingly many, many times. Then there comes the time when no matter how much you affirm, the "thing" just wom't move.
This is when I suggest that it has roots - deeper underground than the surface positive flow. we're taught to use only positive words in these affirmation - keeping the "not" words out.
Well, I'm suggesting that we may need to uproot the more firmly held thought below the surface and declare that they don't have a hold on us any more.
If it's fear - we've affirmed that I go forward with faith. But "it" hasn't moved so try "I don't fear the successful outcome I need (or wish). This may go into that more deeply held fear. I've found that it works.
Thank you, God - for holding the world together while I fell apart. Thank you, God - for Your strength within strong men and deeds That stood firm while I fled in fear. Thank you, God - for continuing the endless creation of beauty When my eyes saw only dry flatness. Thank you, God - for Your Love that brings near to me a wonderful, warm spot in which to live when I release and let Your Love within me flow and fill my expanded world.
We reach for Spirit’s touch, To truly BE where we want to BE. To bless all we have brings Spirit’s flow, Filling our own Pot of Gold. Now Spirit has a welcome home And we fill it with blessings anew.
We have learned much about our minds through affirmations.
Then we expanded into visualizing – thru imagining, treasure maps, etc. We saw and experienced the power of our minds in these ways. Then our wisdom teachings lead us to believing so strongly in our answers that we are to get into the feelings of being answered. Ah, THERE’S THE RUB! Many times there is difficulty getting into this feeling of answered prayer. We feel empty – at a loss. If we had something to do that could move us forward??? This is what our Pot of Gold is all about.
A clear glass container that will hold your blessing items is chosen. First – Take your Blessing Icon (chocolate nugget?) – identify the Blessings you do already have – housing, food, clothing, car, etc. Second – As new Blessings occur – prayers answered – delightful surprises – creative ideas – take a Blessing Icon – hold it to your heart – consciously acknowledge the blessing and add it to your Pot of Gold.
Michelangelo gave us a thoughtful, creative way of looking at situations. Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity Churches, presents this scenario - have a group listening to a newscast. Then ask each one to tell which story interested them. Out of the usual number of stories - perhaps 10 to 12, few in the group will choose the same one.
Mr. Fillmore suggests this is no accident - that the story each one chooses indicates that that person has part of the answer. Their life experience may give them the solution or part of the solution - or they may know someone who does have pertinent information.
Our word for today is to pay attention to that which interests us and be reflective about what we can do to assist in expanding the scope of its effects.
So, Friends, look to this day for the fruit of your own harvest.
An Arab saying is that when we are born, we are given so many breaths for this life. If that is true then it behooves us to be aware of the timing of our breaths - hurry and worry often bring the quick short breathing. Calm, confident feelings allow the slower, deeper breaths.
If we want longevity - this is another way we can get more of it.
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