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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Living Affirmatively...

I AM surrounded and I AM part of an infinite intelligence which reacts to my thoughts.

I realize that the creative power of this Divine intelligence is with me now and always, and know that I AM using this Power through my thoughts and words, and operating through It will cause It (ME) to bring into my experience the good which I desire.....

Believing in Divine guidance, I know that my mind is continuously impressed with images of right action.

I know that everything in my life is directed by the action of Truth and Love.

I AM led, guided and inspired by living Spirit, that which I AM.

I AM compelled to move in the right direction always to know what to do and how to do it.

I know that at my essence, I AM perfect in complete happiness and I experience an abundance of good.  Love, Joy, perfection and abundance are what I AM.

I am success in all endeavors.

If you can get behind even a portion of the affirmations, get yourself into the feeling of IT....and remember I AM are the two most powerful and creative words you can not take that for granted!!!!  We either embrace the infinite intelligence and creative power that we are or we deny ourselves of it, and we choose to embrace or deny every moment of every day.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Habitual ways of Thinking.....

Physicist David Bohm used to say "Normally our thoughts have us rather than we having them".  How true is that?  Better yet, How scary is that?  

And why is our thinking habitual?  Well, two reasons, one is biological.....yep, biological!!!  your thoughts create the emotional state that is determined by the neuro-peptides that create the feelings you have.  And you are addicted to those states and most of the time, you are not even conscious of those thoughts......because they are having you rather than you having them.  The second reason is conditioning.  An analogy of what I mean is a meeting in a business environment, or even a social environment, but a meeting is better for the example.  Most meetings have an agenda which is efficient because it keeps the meeting on task and the participants focussed, or should I say "conditioned".  

Now most people tell me, "well yeah, we need to keep focus, otherwise nothing would ever get done!"  Okay, I'll entertain that......but what is lost?  Creativity?  Innovation? Self Awareness?  To a degree alot, and we are not even aware of it.  Here is one of my favorite stories, and a true one as well about self awareness and how far sideways we can get without even knowing it.

A Jamaican man named Fred that worked for the World Bank was diagnosed with a terminal disease.  He went through the typical stage of denial for several weeks, but gradually with the help of friends came to grips with the "idea" that he was going to only live for a few more months.  At that point, he decided to stop doing everything that was not essential, or that did not matter.  He started working on projects with kids which he had always wanted to do, he stopped arguing with his mother, and started spending more time with his family.  He didn't get upset with things like getting cut off in traffic, because he knew he did not have the time to waste being in those states that were not bringing him joy and meaning.  

As he did this, of course, those things that took him to states of being he did not want to waste time in, stopped coming into his experience, and he met a wonderful woman that a relationship just blossomed with.  She suggested that he get some other medical opinions about his disease and he came to the states and met with doctors who conducted a series of tests.  Several days went by when he received a call from one of the doctors who told him they had a different diagnosis.  The doctor told him that he had a rare but very curable disease.  When he heard this, Fred said he cried like a baby---because he was afraid his life would go back to the way it used to be.  Of course it did not, because he had changed, but it took the idea that he would live only a few months to decide to live the life he wanted to live.

So how Self Aware are you and are you living the life you want to.  Think about it!!!  and the next meeting you attend that has an agenda, just for grins, direct the discussion away from the agenda just to see what emerges.    

Monday, September 8, 2008

What is your potential?

When I ask that question, for the most part the response I get is "What I am capable of....or the performance level I am able to attain".  So, I then ask, "what it is it you are capable of?" which I get two responses, 1.  I'm not really sure.  and  2.  A very specific, defined outcome.

The second response is much better than the first with respect to actually achieving or creating something, but the interesting thing is that the defined specific outcome is generally woefully short of the person's true potential.  So, I usually ask the person, do you believe that you can be, do or have anything you want......and the vast majority answer with a yes.....and a BUT!!!  So in essence, they don't really believe that they can be, do or have anything........but why?

Because of a belief that we are separate individuals made of flesh and bone, an individual personality......oh and an ego!!!  This is who I am, because everything else is clearly different and separate from me.  And in my desire to be liked, loved and accepted, I adapt to the perceived expectations of who and what are in "my life"........and we use words like life as a noun, as a thing or place.....which creates a perspective of being; "My Life" and "Your Life".

What if you WERE Life?  You! Me, and everything else for that matter!!  We are not our bodies, or our personalities, or our EGO's, or our material accumulations.  We are Life force, Spirit, Source Energy manifested in the physical world of matter.  And where did matter come from?  From us, from our ultimate state of consciousness......actually words are not able to accurately describe our essence, but we know tap into it every time you listen to your intuition, or you are inspired from the heart.  And you move away from it every time you operate from the EGO and judge or fear something.

IT is how a mother can lift a two ton car to save her child.  IT, YOU is in this world, but not of it!!!  It's what Jesus taught, that life force, source, spirit, or God is within you, me and every one of us, not to mention everything.  

This is exactly what this Blog is about......using every moment as a moment to re-create or reconnect or tap into your true essence and divine spirit.........going way past any contrived labels from this physical; christian, muslim, catholic, atheist or agnostic.  

Try this to reiterate to yourself that you are much more than the "You" we operate as most of the time.  Think about something that brings you a sense of Joy, or utter enjoyment!!  Maybe it's a two month old baby smiling, maybe its a five year old giggling uncontrollably, or maybe its squirrel's in the yard.  Maybe it's strangers on the street smiling at you as you pass each other.......whatever it is, think about it and get into the feeling it brings you when you experience this thing for you........try to experience this feeling for a minute or maybe two, then smile and release it.......go about you daily activities...........and watch not only how quickly that thing comes into your experience, but how often.........and realize that YOU, just showed YOU what you what your potential is.........INFINITE!!!!