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Living with Joy - some notes
June 10, 2006
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some notes taken on a book I was reading.

Many of you fill your time with activities that are not soul directed, but activities of personality. You many have been taught that being busy creates self-worth. There are two kinds of busyness, however. Personality directed activity is often based on "shoulds" and is not done to benefit your higher purpose, while soul directed activity is always done with your higher purpose in mind.

How do you have your life set up? Are you setting it up so that people are pulling on you, so that your time is full, but is not filled with the things you want? You have the power to change that drama. It comes from your compassion for who you are, and from your sense of inner freedom. Many of you have set up lives for yourselves that are not joyful because you believe that you are obligated to others, that you need to be needed, or that you are enslaved by one situation or another. Every person is free.

If you have created a job, a relationship or anything that is not bringing you joy, look inward anbd ask why you feel you must be in a relationship with anything or anyone that does not bring you joy. Often it is because you do not believe you deserve to have what you want. To find the path of joy you will want to ask why you feel obligated to people or to the forms you have created.

The path of compassion does not obligate you to love everyone regardless of how they act or who they are. It is a path of seeing the truth of who they are, acknowledging all their parts. It is the path of looking at people and asking is there anything you can do to heal, assist, or bring them in touch with their higher vision? If there is no, then youa re pulling down your own energy by spending time with them.

some of you are helping people over and over, feeling frustrated. You may feel obligated, as if there were no way out except to listen to their tales of woe, wishing that they would get on with their lives. If you are helping people and they are not growing, then you had better look again to see if you are indeed helping them, or if they are capable of receiving the help you are giving.

June 10, 2006
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part 2 -

negative news helps because people respond to fear. Right now it has been decided by you as a race that fear works more effectively in changing people than hope; and you once the tide has been turned it will be time for new communications of hope and optimism. Broadcast that they can experience growth in positive ways. There is no negative judgement implied here, only an observation that some people learn in certain ways that make life hard for them. Are you willing to believe in ideas of abundance, of validating the inner world, and of learning to grow through joy?

Eg look back onto a situation and now see the big picture. What did you learn from it? Maybe you didn't get what you wanted but maybe it would have changed your life path or maybe having it would have held you back in some way or maybe it was something you wanted from a smaller less evolved part of you.

Think like if you didn't have those things happen then you would not be who you are today. What you have now would not be possible without those experiences.I don't judge or codemn because those experiences are perfect for the path I am on. You can release the past by loving it. As you change your negative memories into positive understanding you can go even faster into your new future.

Everytime you think of a bad memory that makes you feel sorry for yourself, or bad about how you acted, or makes you see yourself as a victim, or makes you held a negative picture of yourself, Stop! See what good you created from that experience. It may be that you learned so much from it you never again brought that kind of behaviour back into your life.

It may be that because of that situation, you changed your path. It may have brought you an important connection or helped you develop new qualities and personality traits. You may have served and helped many people in that job. Your parents may have acted as a "weight" for you to push against to develop your inner strength. Everything in your past happened for your good. If you could believe that the universe is friendly, that it is always helping you to create your highest good, you could live a life of more peace and security.

The emotional body has the most to gain from reframing everything into the positive, for every time you say a negative word to yourself or make yourself wrong, your emotional body changes its vibration and your energy drops. When the vibration becomes lower your magnetism changes and you attract to yourself people and events that amplify this drop in energy. ONCE YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, and attune your awareness to higher thoughts, creating joyful images in your mind, you can raise the vibration of your emotional body. Then you will want to have the people in your personal life contribute to and share those high feelings.
If you find, however, the people you know are constantly depressed or angry or in a negative emotional state, ask yourself what belief you have that says it is good for you to be in that personal environment?

TAKE BACK YOUR POWER GANG!!

June 10, 2006
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That sounds like a very intriguing book Knots!!! What is the title and the author of that book, please? (((Knots))) Thanks for sharing!

June 10, 2006
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Living with Joy
keys to personal power & spirtual transformation by Sanaya Roman

I am also just taking some notes on another book that was lent to me called Everyday Grace by Marianne Williamson. I'll post those in a bit. I am studying this change stuff hugely right now. I have about 10 books and various tapes and CDs on the go. I love to drown myself in info. lol šŸ™‚

June 10, 2006
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We meet monsters and demons on the inner path. We meet humiliation in order to grow to the point where our behavior would not lead to humiliation; we meet rejection in order to grow to the point where our behavior would not lead to the pain of rejection; we meet the pangs of deep regret in order to grow to the point where our behavior would not lead to regret. We meet the monster in order to slay them. The only way to rid ourselves of darkness is by bringing it to light.

If we fail to express God's love (or whatever you call your higher power) through faith or compassion or fogiveness, the the problem is not the absence of God's power but rather our failure to align our will with His. He cannot do for us wht He cannot do through us. A house might be wired for electricity but it still needs lamps if it's to be lit.

With every thought of miraculous possibility, the lamp is plugged in. A miracle is simply a shift in perception. The more we align ourselves with the principles of love, the more empowered we become. Children memorize the alphabet so they can learn how to read; we should memorize mystical principles so we can learn how to live most creatively.

SO GET WORKING GANG! LOL

Notice that the Fairy Godmother obviously registered the fact that the stepmother was out of line, or she would not have stopped in the first place. But the Fairy Godmother was too wise to take sides. The archetypal wicked stepmother lives in all of us, as much as Cinderella does. The stepmother is not where we are bad; she is where we are wounded, divorced from our true nature. The Fairy Godmother came to heal, not to judge. It takes tremendous faith in the power of love to refuse to hate those who behave in hateful ways. Yet in that refusal lies our grace.

YOU CAN RELEASE THE PAST BY LOVING IT.

Withholding judgement is a powerful wand, because often people show us what we invite them to show us; If I resond to your guilt, you will tend to show me more of it. If I approach you with a critical attitude, then I'm more likely to get a response from you that seems to prove my point. Yet if I respond to your innocence, you'll tend to show me that, as well. Our focus onthe good in someone else, regardless of whether or not our ego thinks they "deserve" it, casts a mystical light on any relationship.

This principle holds true whether we speak judgement or even THINK judgmentally. THIS IS WHERE THE REAL WORK STARTS GANG. TO LIVE SUCH A LIFE AS WE ALL SEEM TO WANT YOU HAVE TO BE WATCHING YOUR EVERY THOUGHT! LOTS OF WORK THAT SOME RUN FROM SCREAMING. TRUE MENTAL HEALTH REQUIRES YOU TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE. BEING GODLIKE, MAKING GODLIKE DECISIONS. IT IS VERY SCARY TO MANY PEOPLE. book notes now continued

Sometimes we feel that if we clean up our behavir ("If you can't say something nice about a person, then don't say anything at all!") then that will be enough. But it is not. OUR THOUGHTS, not just our actions, create our experience. People telepathically register your real thoughts, reagardless of whether you are consciously aware of them or not.

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When we realize our mission is to love and forgive we realize that every situation is an opportunity to do so. What we might see as a problem is looked at differently when we recognize taht every event is part of a divine curriculum, set up by God for our growth and healing. Sometimes our challenges in one area provide answers in another. A problem with a nasty neighbor becomes an opportunity to use our spiritual power, praying for someone as a way to resolve conflict. Dealing with a difficult employee becomes an opportunity to work on communication compassionaltely, without compromising our truth. Having to make a difficult decision becomes an opportunity to surrender, learning how to ask God for guidance. Every situation is a lession in becoming who we are capable of being.

YOU SEE A LOT OF WHAT I READ HAS TO DO WITH A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IN PEOPLE. YOU HAVE A MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT YOU NEED TO FEED THEM ALL. GOOD FAMILIES, HAPPY JOYFUL TOGETHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN STUDIED. THE NUMBER ONE COMMON DENOMINATOR IS A STRONG BELIEF IN GOD OR OTHER SUCH HIGHER POWER, SECOND IS PUTTING YOUR PARTNERS NEEDS ABOVE OTHER SUCH DISTRACTIONS LIKE BOOZE AND DRUGS,TV,PORN,COMPUTERS ETC. THIRD IS YOUR CHILDREN.

THERE IS YOUR RECIPE FOR A HAPPY FAMILY SO GET TO WORK! MANY OF US HAVE A LOT TO LEARN. WHEN THEY TOOK GOD OUT OF THE SCHOOLS, THEY KNEW NOT WHAT THEY DID. SPREAD THE WORD, DON'T JUDGE THOUGH, DON'T GET STUCK ON ONE RIGID WAY OF THINKING ABOUT GOD. JUST TAP INTO THE POWER THAT WANTS TO BADLY TO HELP US. LISTEN TO THAT INNER VOICE, WHATEVER NAME IT GIVES YOU YOU WILL KNOW IF THE ADVICE IS GOOD OR BAD WITH HOW YOUR BODY RESPONDS.

IF YOUR BODY GOES WEAK, DON'T DO IT, IT IS NOT GOOD ADVICE. IF CERTAIN PEOPLE, PLACES OR THINGS MAKE YOU STRONG THEN WISDOM SAYS STICK WITH THEM. WHAT MAKES YOU STRONG IS GOOD, WHAT MAKES YOU WEAK AVOID. EASIER TYPED THAN DONE I KNOW! LOL

June 10, 2006
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At the beginning of the day, the mind is most open to receive new impressions. One of the most important things we can do is to take full responsibility for the power of the morning.
If you want a nonmiraculous day, I suggest that newspaper and caffeine form the crux of your morning regimen. Listen to the morning news while you're in teh shower, read the headlines as you are walking out the door, make sure you're keeping tabs on everything; the wars, the economy, the natural disasters... But if you want the day to be full of miracles, then spend some time each morning with God as you know him/her/it.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A HIGHER POWER GET ONE AS THAT IS WHAT IS MISSING TERRIBLY IN YOUR LIFE. I KNOW BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE ONE AND MY LIFE IS ONE MESSED UP NASTY MESS. BUT I HAVE HOPE NOW. I THINK WE ALL NEED HOPE. THAT IS WHY I POST.

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Dear God,
I give you this morning.
Please take away
My despair of yesterday.
Help me to forgive the things
That caused me pain
And would keep me bound.
Help me to begin again.
Please bless my path
And illumine my mind.
I surrender to You
The day ahead.
Please bless every person
And situation
I will encounter.
Make me who You would have me be,
That I might do as You would have me do.
Please enter my heart
And remove all anger.
Fear and pain.
Renew my soul
And free my spirit.
Thank you, God,
For this day.
Amen

If you don't like the God word just take it out, take what you need and leave the rest. I was so spirituatl bankrupt I don't even know how to create a friendship with God. I am slowly finding the joys of putting my energy into such places of myself I have ignored for so long.

June 10, 2006
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Bless everyone mentioned in every news story, no mattter where they stand or what they do. For what we bless is deliverred to divine right order. Bless those who do harm as well as those who do good, for any judgement blocks the light and keeps miracles at bay. Becoming emotionally reactive when confronted with darkness only serves to keep the darkness alive. Reacting to fear with fear merely feeds the fear.
Instead, let us claim for ourselves the power of love.

Read about war? pray to be a peacemaker. Read about abused children? Pray to be an advocate for them. Read about corruption? Pray to be an active citzen who does his or her part to change that. Read about a regn of terror? Pray to see a loving world that exists in a realm beyond it, and for God to make you a significant part of the effort to bring it forth.

THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE RUN. THEY DO NOT WANT ALL THAT RESPONSIBILITY. TO BE THINKING ALL THE TIME BUT I SAY THANK YOU GOD, I AM READY. THOSE THAT ARE NOT SAY PLEASE NO LORD I AM NOT WORTHY, PLEASE LORD DO I HAVE TO? YES YOU WILL EVENTUALLY IF NOT IN THIS LIFE THEN ANOTHER OR ANOTHER. IT IS NOBODIES PLACE TO JUDGE WHEN YOU WILL BE READY TO START TO MATURE AS SPIRITUAL BEING. WE ARE ALL SPIRITS TRYING TO BE HUMAN. WE ARE ALL ONE BUT I THINK US CODEPENDENTS TAKE THAT A BIT TOO FAR! LOL THERE IS THE HEALTHY SPIRITUAL ONE AND THEN THERE IS THE UNHEALTHY LATCHING ON AND SUCKING OTHER PEOPLE OF THEIR ENERGY, MONEY, WHATEVER. BE HEALTHY, BE STRONG, GET YOUR POWER BACK. YOU ARE A COMPLETE PERSON, ALL THE ANSWERS ARE INSIDE YOU . YOU JUST HAVE TO BE WILLING TO LOOK, ASK YOURSELF THE RIGHT QUESTIONS AND LISTEN TO THE ANSWERS. FIX YOUR OWN BOAT BEFORE YOU TAKE ON PASSENGERS. THIS IS ALL THAT I'VE BEEN LEARNING BECAUSE OF BETRAYAL, REJECTION, RIPPING APART OF MY LIFE MAP AS I KNEW IT. I HAVE TO BUILD A NEW ONE AND SO DO ALL OF YOU READING THIS. WHO ARE YOU? WHAT DO YOU WANT? WHAT ARE YOUR VALUES? BELIEFS? WHAT DO YOU WANT IN A MAN? A WOMAN? WHAT DO YOU RESPECT? PUT PEN TO PAPER. LEARN WHO YOU ARE AND DON'T FORGET TO SMILE, LAUGH, FIND JOY AND LIGHT AND FUN. IT IS YOUR LIFE, ONLY YOU CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY. DON'T AVOID YOUR LIFE ANYMORE. OWN IT, LOVE IT, LOVE YOUR PAST, YOUR FUTURE, YOUR PRESENT. WE CAN ALL DO THIS TOGETHER.

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The mystic's first recourse when we are stressed (eg-lost job, no money) is to take a step back and view the situation from a cosmic perspective. How do we do this, when circumstances affect us in such significan ways? There is a kind of spiritual muscle we develop, whcih gives us the strength to visualize any situation surrounded by light and embraced in the arms of God. Our mystical power lies in knowing that any situation can be seen through different eyes, and that our choice to see a situation differently is an invitation for miracles to enter. God will do His part when we do ours. The work of resurrection is a continuius process, at work in all dimensions of time and space. Where there is lack, God's abundance is on the way. Hold on. Have faith. It's coming.

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THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES

I have lived large parts of my life in wonderful circumstances that I utterly failed to appreciate. Reasons to be happy were everywhere, but somehow I didn't connect with them. It was as though I was eating but couldn't taste the food. Finally, I 've learned to celebrate the good while it's happening. I feel gratitude and praise today for what are sometimes such simple pleasures. I have learned that happiness is not determined by circumstances. Happiness is not what happens when everything goes the way you think it should go; happiness is what happens when you decide to be happy.

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Often, when the modern mind experiences itsef as bored, it's actually merely addicted to cheap stimulation, having been trained by television and so forth to constantly jump of its center. Learning how to slowly and purposefully arrange flowers in a vase, or how to enjoy ourselves while watching a small child play the same game over and over, can be a sign not of giving up but of growing up. We finally come to realize that there is not really a world out there at all, but merely a projection of all our private thought forms. Our capacity to behave powerfully in the outer world is increased by our ability to master the art of living serenely within the internal one.

THAT ON IS A REALLY POWERFUL ONE IF YOU ARE READY TO EMBRACE THE WORK OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN YOUR LIFE.

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HERE IS PAYDIRT!

We search the world for soemthing to heal the pain that results from our being to attached to the world already. Usually, we will look to OTHER PEOPLE to fix us. We are tempted to enter into relationships on a search for the lost self we cannot find. Yet outside ourselves we cannot find what only lies within. When we look to another to complete us, we doom the relationship because we are subconsciously looking to it to be what it is now. And every time I reach a place in our relationship where I am not in touch with myself, I will behave in a way that repels you. For if I am a yo-yo with myself, I will be a yo-yo with you. That is why healing our inner life is a prerequisite for relating successfully to others.

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Knots- Is this all from the same book "Living with joy" by Sanaya Roman?

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This is good , really good
thanks

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The first two posts were from living with joy and the other ones were all from the small but powerful Everyday Grace. I finished Everyday Grace awhile ago and had many pages marked for notes so got that done and shared. Now I am continuing with Living with Joy.

I wanted to share this one last concept before bed. I really liked it as this is what we do in AA/Alanon at the back of the Alanon books you can look up each one of these words and they have a good paragraph that will help you think these new thoughts. All these thoughts are new to me. I have had 35 years of awful negative bad habits and now I need something to replace them as I want to change myself.

I want to be all that I can be so I need the new thought and new words to be able to express who I want to be. After I read these ideas I think to myself if I can get this stuff down I will attract good people that want what I have. That is the whole attraction behind AA/Alanon.

By the way those programs resonate at a very high level. Very high in truth, love, compassion all the good stuff. All the stuff that will help pull us out of the codependency, self-pity, self-hatred, low self-esteem illusions we hold about ourself.

I first came to be introduced to these higher level vibration concepts of acceptance, love, joy, enlightenment through a book called Power vs Force The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior written by David Hawkins MD PHD. I now claim this wisdom as my own.

He created this testing method based on if your body gets strong or weak to find out the truth of concepts, books, guilt shame etc. I haven't actually finished this book as the concepts get me so excited, so stimulated I end up journaling for way too long! lol

His methods have been proven scientifically over and over to work. The Map of Consciousness looks like this top to bottom. Top is pure consciousness Enlightenment, 700 to 1,000 this was Jesus and Buddha, then Peace,600 then joy 540,(AA/Alanon resonates here) love 500, Reason-400, Acceptance-350, Willingness - 310, Neutrality 250 Courage - 200 now the author has tested and found 85% of people resonate at 200 and below. šŸ™

These are the bad ones we don't want to be in Pride-175, Anger-150, Desire-125, Fear-100, Grief-75, Apathy 50, Guilt 30 Shame 20

I'll type a bit more after these quotes.

From "Living with Joy"
"if you want to bring your higher self into your life on a daily basis and increase your self-love, take one charactersitic of the soul and whenever you have a moment, think about it. Some of these are; peace, appreciation, humility, harmony, joy, gratefulness, health, abundance, freedom, serenity, strength, integrity, respect, dignity, compassion, forgiveness, will, light, creativity, grace, widsom and love.

By taking these qualiteis and reflecting or meditating on them, you will magnetize them to you aura, increase them and draw the recognition of them to you from other people. Whatever you think of, so you are. If every day you pick one of the qualities of the higher self, ponder on and identify with it, you will create it as an experience of yourself.

Self-love involves respecting the self and living in higher purpose. When you put value on yourself, your time, love and vision, so will others."

the book goes on to give an example when you go to say a friends but for some reason you think you should go. Then you end up staying because you don't want to hurt their feelings. So you value their feelings over your own.

"you were giving him the telepathic message that he does not have to respect your time or you, and it should be no surprise if he took you for granted after a while. Whenever you value and respect yourself, speaking with truth about who you are and taking appropriate actions, you not only evolve yourself, but you assist others by your example."

WE NEED TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE. I TRY TO THINK OF THESE IDEAS EVERDAY AS I WANT JOY IN MY LIFE AGAIN. I'M TIRED OF LIVING IN SHAME, FEAR, GUILT, ANGER. I WANT TO LIVE AS MY HIGHER SELF. YOUR HIGHER SELF IS THE ONE YOU WANT TO BE 5 YEARS FROM NOW. THE ONE THAT IS MORE LOVING, MORE COMPASSIONATE, MORE ACCEPTING, HAS MORE JOY THAN TODAYS SELF. YOU CAN ACTUALLY CALL THAT PERSON TO YOU, WHEN YOU MEDITATE AND GET ADVICE FROM THEM. I'VE DONE THIS AND IT WORKED FOR ME.

YOU CAN ALSO GO BACK TO THAT POOR INNER CHILD AND LOVE THAT YOUNGER SELF. PARENT THAT POOR CHILD LIKE YOUR REAL PARENTS NEVER COULD. YOU CAN LOVE THEM AND FORGIVE THEM. I'VE ALSO DONE THIS AND AT FIRST MY INNER CHILD WAS SO PRICKLY I COULD NOT EVEN HUG THEM BUT SLOWLY OVER THIS WEEK I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THAT YOUNGER SELF TO EMBRACE ME AND I FEEL SO MUCH STRONGER FOR DOING THIS WORK.

DO THIS. TRY IT. BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE. BE GODLIKE. YOU ARE ONLY LIMITED BY YOUR IMAGINATION. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE? I TELL YOU IT HELPS YOU GET YOUR POWER BACK. MAKES YOU FEEL STRONG. YOUR MIND CAN BE YOUR WORST ENEMY OR YOUR SAVING GRACE.

OH THAT JUST REMINDED ME. I GOT THIS FROM A FRIEND ABOUT YOUR MIND. IT WAS FROM A COURSE YOU CAN TAKE I BELIEVE TEACHINGS FROM THE SPIRITUAL HEART/REALMS OF LIGHT/JOHN-ROGERS/SOUL AWARENESS DISCOURSES. I BELIEVE YOU CAN GET IT THROUGH THIS WEBSITE
http://www.energeticawakening.com/
I THINK SOME OF YOU MAY LIKE THESE IDEAS.

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You have to get through the tricks that the mind plays to try to block you. The mind's biggest trick is to say, "That can't be done." And, of course, according to the mind, it can't be done because the mind knows what it can't do-on the physical plane. Because the mind can't see into the other realms, however, it can't see what can be done there.

This process is like sitting in one closed room of your home and trying to see what's going on in another room. You think, "That can't be done," so you assume that there is nothing going on in the other room. Yet someone may be there and something may be happening there. If that other person comes to you and says, "1 was there and this is what happened," you may say, "No, that can't be. You're tricking me." The person may say, "No, I was there." Now you can see him, so you say, "Okay," but when he goes back into that room again, are you going to say he no longer exists because you can't see him? No, you know he's there. You know he exists because you've seen him. What if others have not seen him? Will they believe you when you tell them about him?

As another example, suppose a number of people are in a room and all of them are facing the center of the room. A man appears at the edge of the room, and the people facing his direction see him. The others do not see him
because they are not focused in that direction. Later, the people who saw him say, "There was a man at the side of the room."

The others say, ''You've got to be kidding." The first group says, "No, there was someone there. We saw him."
The second group says, "Well, we didn't see him, so you're wrong. He couldn't have been there. You're just seeing things."

The people who saw him are at a disadvantage in trying to prove that someone was there. They can either get upset or come to the point where they say, "Suit yourself. You didn't see him, so he didn't exist for you. For the rest of us, he was there."

These examples show my position when I talk to you about the other realms of Light. I've seen them, I've been there, and I know what they are. Until you can see them yourself, perhaps you can just accept what I say. If you don't believe it, I'll just accept that you don't believe it. I'll tell you what I know, just as you tell people what you know. If they can't see what you tell them, what are you going to do about it? You'll probably tell them again and again. Then one day, they may turn and focus in the same direction, and they may see what you see and understand." END QUOTE

I LIKE THIS BECAUSE IT SHOWS THE YEARS OF FRUSTRATION/UPSET I'VE HAD TRYING TO HELP THE ADDICTS IN MY LIFE. I'VE TOLD THEM AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND I JUST HAVE TO GIVE UP NOW AND LET GO OF THEM. THEY JUST CANNOT BELIEVE I KNOW, HAVE EXPERIENCED, WHAT I KNOW AND HAVE EXPERIENCED. THEY JUST CAN'T SEE WHAT I SEE. THEY ARE NOT READY BUT THIS IS WHERE THE CODEPENDENCY THING REARS UP FOR ME.

MIRACLES HAPPEN EVERYDAY. WHO AM I TO SAY THE MAN I MARRIED AND WANTED TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE WON'T ALL OF A SUDDEN TURN IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS ME?

I'VE SMASHED MY HEAD AGAINST A WALL FOR 12 YEARS. I GIVE UP AND THEN WHAT IF HE TURNS HIS HEAD? DO I TAKE HIM BACK? ENABLE HIM SOME MORE TO GET ALL COMFY AND STOP GROWING? HOW DO YOU MAKE SOMEONE START ON A SPIRITUAL PATH? I GUESS JUST BY EXAMPLE. HOW DO I DO THAT THOUGH WHEN I AM GOING NO CONTACT? LOL YOU SEE MY DELIMA. SO I GIVE IT OVER TO MY HIGHER POWER AS AA/ALANON HAS TAUGHT ME. I'M NOT PERFECT. I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING. I DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS.

I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT MY NEW SPIRITUAL AWAKENING THOUGH. CAN YOU TELL? LOL IT HELPS KEEP ME BUSY AND STOPS ME FROM OBSESSING OVER HIM AND WHAT HE IS DOING. I CAN'T CONTROL HIM, I CAN ONLY CHANGE MYSELF. I PRAY HARD THOUGH FOR HIM ME AND THE WHOLE WORLD.

MY LAST BIT OF ADVICE TONIGHT IS TO GO AND RENT THE MOVIE

"WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW"

YOU WILL LOVE IT! I BOUGHT IT AND HAVE WATCHED IT ABOUT 5 TIMES. I AM A SCIENCE TEACHER AND THIS MOVIE IS WHERE SCIENCE FINALLY MEETS SPIRITUALITY. MY DREAM COME TRUE! LOL GOODNIGHT MY FRIENDS AND I HOPE YOU TRY SOME OF THESE NEW IDEAS TO MAKE YOUR NEXT 24HRS JOY FILLED. ONLY YOU CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY. SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? šŸ™‚

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more from living with joy. I feel this is key to our understanding. Once you get your patterns then they will stop. You will not allow them in your lives anymore. Check it out.

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"When you complain that someone or something is making your sad or angry, ask yourself, "Why am I choosing to experience that feeling or to react in that way?"

Blaming others will always take away your power.

If you can discover why you are choosing to feel hurt by their actions you will learn much about yourself. Some of you are afraid if you stand up for yourself, you will lose someone's love. Some people are quite goodd at convincing you that you are in the wrong when you do stand up for your beliefs. Thank them silently for providing you with the opportunity to become strong, for often strength is developed in the face of opposition. Self-respect means standing by your deepest truth and knowing your innermost feelings. It means making yourself and not another the authority of your feelings.

Self-worth means paying attention to how you feel. you do not need reasons why you choose to do something. You do not need to prove anything to another person about your worth. Many of you make other people your authorities. When they tell you you are bad, you believe them. When they tell you everything is all your fault, you believe them. I am not suggesting that you ignore what other people say, either, but instead honor what you feel about the issue. It is one thing to be open to constructive criticism and another to constantly try to do what others want you to do when you don't want it for yourself. Creating self-esteem and self-worth involves honoring your own feelings and path and direction. It means honoring yourself with your words, actions and behavior.

Self-esteem means believing in yourself, knowing that you did the best you knew how, even though two days later you could see a better way. It involves making yourself right rather than wrong and allowing yourself to feel good about who you are. Some of you try very hard all the time, pushing yourselves, rushing around and feeling that whatever you do, it is not enough. Trying and working hard to get things done is not necessarily the road to joy. Respect yourself by following your inner flow. Rest, play, think and take time to get silent. Doing those things that nurture you are ways to increase your self-esteem.

You do not have to be around people who do not honor you, respect you or treat you well. If you do find yourself around these kinds of people, act with dignity and remember that they are not respecting you because they do not respect themselves. You can telepathincally send out a message about how you want to be treated. Others only take advantage of you and take you for granted if you let them.

You do not need to get angry or demand your rights, for that only creates a power struggle between you and othes. Keep your heart open. They most likely cannot recognize their own greater selves and so it is not possible for them to honor yours. The relationships you have with others can only be as good as the relationships they have with themselves. If they do not know how to love themselves, that sets a limit as to how much they can love you. No matter how hard you try, how many nice things you do, they cannot give you the love you seek.

Forgiveness is the key to feeling good about how others are treating you. Then, release any anger you may be feeling, simply let it go (HA-easier typed that done!) and focus on other things.

Some of you feel your parents are responsible for your lack of self-esteem. you cannot blame your parents, as it was your reaction to them that created any lack of confidence. Two children may come from equally abusive or negative parents and one will grow up feeling good about himself and the other will not. you make the decsion to feel bad. Rather than feeling sorry for yourself about your childhood or feeling like a victim of your upbringing, realize you chose to put yourself in that situation to learn something that would assist your soul's growth. You may say, " I have a pattern of men abusing me because of my abusive father." You came to earth to learn something about love and if you don't learn it from your father, you will choose men with similar patterns to teach you what you need to learn. For instance, you may have experienced your father as abusive, and then found that you attracted similar types of men until one day you decided you would no longer be treated that way. One of the lessons you came to learn in this lifetime may be to love and honor yourself, so you created situations in which you were challenged to do so. As soon as you decided to do so, the pattern ended."

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