Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Affluence is All Around Us

“Affluence is all around us. We don’t have to force it. It wants to come to us, but we have to make the way clear for it to come to us by creating within our thoughts and minds the feeling that affluence is our birthright. We deserve it. We don’t have to fight for it. We don’t have to steal from somebody else so that we can make it. All we have to remember is that there’s enough for all of us.”
John Harricharan

Monday, July 25, 2011

Getting What We Want in Life

The world conspires to give you what you don't want, so, the secret is not to desire nothing, as many spiritual adepts do, but to joyfully, enthusiastically praise and give thanks for what you do want, which creates room in your life for your Good to come into your experience.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Finding Balance in Our Lives

We have different degrees of happiness and different kinds of suffering. Material objects give rise to physical happiness, while spiritual development gives rise to mental happiness. Since we experience both physical and mental happiness, we need both material and spiritual development. This is why, for our own good and that of society we need to balance material progress with inner development. Dalai Lama

Friday, July 15, 2011

Changing Our Devils Into Angels

This world may present pictures of inharmony which are contrary to my standards of good, but when this happens it is my right and my duty to transform the way that I am reacting to them so that I will not be seeing myself as a victim of my circumstances. I recently answered a lady who had a "deep hurt from two years ago" that she had difficulty getting past. She also wanted to know if you could hurt and forgive at the same time.
My answer to her second question was "No, you haven't fully forgiven yourself, or another, until the pain has been transformed into a much higher emotion than what you are experiencing. This is possible, but it will take work on the part of anyone who has yet to forgive. I then shared my own thoughts about how to deal with the hurt so that it wouldn't run her life:

I found that by allowing the energy of the pain to be there, and then changing my self-dialogue from "I hurt," to "Forgive them, they know not what they do," or "I live in a loving, supporting, joyous Universe" (or something similar), has worked wonders for me. If I make a positive affirmation out of the negative, it tends to diffuse the negative energy. I once used this method to forgive someone and it only took about 5 minutes to do, where before, it had been eating at me for months. I had to have the same intensity of my new attitude that I had when I first accepted it, the lie about myself and/or others, as what was really true in the whole situation.

"If we are seeing less than God, we are seeing incorrectly."
Joel S. Goldsmith, 1892-1964, a Christian Mystic and Healer that had a worldwide ministry and wrote over 30 books.


The hardest part of forgiveness, or anything else that is uncomfortable, is taking that first step. Once that first step is taken it will get easier to do.

Update II

I just ran across this article on forgiveness which coincides with much of my post:
Forgiveness Brings Healing Like Nothing Else

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Temple Within You

Imagine a temple inside your mind, a haven from the chaos of the world. Visit often.
Marianne Williamson

You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day,where you don't know what was in the newspaper that morning, you don't know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody, you don't know what anybody owes you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.
Joseph Campbell

Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, you must have it within you or you will find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.
David R. Hawkins