When making decisions about next steps to take, there are many valid considerations to ponder, but fear ought never be one of them. Fear should never tie us into knots. Whether it is in our personal lives, or civic, educational, financial, moral or even political futures to be weighed, decisions need to be made from a basis of intelligent information, goals to be attained, moving towards where we want to go. Decisions focusing on what we do not want, moving in a direction we do not want to go, or fear of something happening is the worst foundation of any decision.
Solid foundations to base any decision on include desires made from the highest goals with the most love of all people, support of life for all people, fairness and integrity of all people, for the up-building of all people.
Making decisions in life can seem so confusing, as if there are so many possible sides to consider. There is a way to streamline the thinking process and step off the merry-go-round of “spin.” Governments do this. People do this. Both usually have their own agendas. “Spin” does not help you. You know what your goal is. Focus on your goal.
First, stop thinking of all the fear-based thoughts surrounding the issue. Focusing on what you do not want keeps you focusing on what you don’t want.
Second, list all of the positive benefits leading to your end goal. Write down as many as come to your mind without dismissing any positive benefit.
Third, do not allow any influences to give you negative input in the guise of “looking at both side.” You can kindly inform them that they can make their decisions that way if they wish, but this is your decision. Do not listen to anyone who tries to instill fear.
Fourth, map out the steps you need to take to accomplish your goal unhindered by negative thoughts or negative people.
These steps might seem like common sense, but so often we give away our own personal power to someone or something else. All too often we cave in to fear, fear of this happening, fear of counter-attack, fear of loss of popularity, fear of judgment, fear of failure, or even fear of success, fear, fear, fear. The list goes on.
Imagine a country who only wanted the best for all people with no fear; to be a haven for war-torn countries with no fear; to have the means and opportunity to feed the poor and shelter the homeless with no fear; to build and repair roads and bridges with no fear; generate more technologies and innovation for the health of the future in all countries with no fear.
Imagine a person, who despite past failure, gets up and tries yet again to realize a dream fulfilled, based on their hopes and life-giving qualities, until their goal comes to a life of its own.
Imagine a world with a goal of peace, mutual cooperation with multiple benefits to all citizens in all countries.
We are living in a time where we have a host of positive plausible possibilities, in our personal lives, in our communities, in our states and in our countries. We need to tip the scales of thinking good, saying good, being good, and doing good.
Evil only takes root when enough good people do nothing.
Here’s my own version of a healthy, weightloss recipe, turkey and vegetable stuffing that tastes like stuffing, without any bread!
What do you do if you are cutting back on white processed foods, like flour and processed sugar, and you still want to cook a turkey dinner? I’ve tried. It’s just not the same without the bread or cornbread stuffing, until now.
I recommend an organic, free range turkey and organic vegetables. Throw away the high cholesterol turkey organ meats.
Saute one large onion, two large stalks of celery, 4 large or 6 small carrots (not baby carrots), and one large parsnip in 2 tablespoons of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter,” or “Earth Balance” butter substitute, add more if vegetables stick. Season with 1 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp salt, and 2 tsp poultry seasoning. I used herbs from our herb garden: 4 large leaves of sage, 4 tall stems of creeping thyme, and several Rosemary leaves, chopped. Fresh herbs are very fragrant and I think, smell and taste better, but dried herbs will also do. This tastes amazing like the flavor of stuffing, without the bread.
Cut another large onion in quarters and place in the large cavity of the turkey. Add a large spring of sage, several springs of thyme and rosemary in the cavity.
Spread “Earth Balance Butter” on the outside of the turkey, and under the skin if you can. Season the ouside of the turkey with pepper and salt. I also used fresh cut up herbs of sage, thyme and rosemary on top of the outside of the turkey.
This is my own recipe, which I found to be surprizingly good as a substitute for those of us trying to make stuffing without bread and fatty meats.
Welcome. Walk with me through this meditation as I guide you into perceptions and understandings we all have in common. Think of when you were first created. I shared properties with you to give you strength and make you whole: magnesium, copper, nickel, gold, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, acerbic acid, acerola fruit extract, cholecalciferol, cyanocobalamin, calcium, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, riboflavin, corn dextrin, cellulose, thiamin, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, iodine, zinc, selenium, chromium, choline, inositol, and most lately, co Q10 among other things in your daily vitamins. You’re welcome.
Yes, you are made partly of me, which is why some of you refer to me as Mother Earth. We are more connected than you know.
We both have breath. You have the breath given to you by our Divine Spirit. I breathe through the four winds. I share with you the gift of the trees, transmuting your out breaths of carbon dioxide, use that to my benefit, and release back to you pure oxygen for your benefit. We share this wonderful, life-giving synergy necessary for the both of us to live.
You have your physical body and your aura. I have my physical body and my aura. Deep within my molten iron core my electromagnetic field is generated, affecting all of your compasses on earth and affecting aircraft tens of thousands of feet above my in my aura.
I have a never ending source of refreshing water for you in my streams, lakes, rivers and oceans on my body. The water cycle that takes place in my aura continues to assist you in clouds, gentle rain showers, and at times when my chi is out of balance, in torrential downpours and floods. We need to remain in balance my friends, for the most optimal health of both of us.
Do not ever be afraid. First let me stop there and let me repeat. Do not ever be afraid. But now to continue, do not ever be afraid to allow me to transmute negative energies for you. That is part of my job for you. I can transmute any and all negativity for you. I AM enough. I Am that I Am, also made living and thriving in Divine Love and Divine Light, born of Holy Spirit, God’s active force. This is all part of the ascension process. No this is not a burden. I filter the negative and discordant energies that you send down to the earth through my many layers of crystalline earth, soil, rock, heat and cold. I transmute the negative thoughts, emotions, moods, feelings, attachments that no longer serve you, words and actions when you relate them to me through your meditations, prayers and healing sessions with each other.
Let me say a word more about this transmuting job of mine. How to say this so you will understand? I say what I am about to say in pure love, love without conditions, love without judgments. This brings me to the point exactly. I Am not in need of saving. I Am not afraid. I have been home to humans and fallen angels and their Nephilim children for a time and have been through many ice ages that Mother-Father God, our Source, saw fit to destroy, for your greater good. I have created your beautiful mountains through the otherwise destructive forces of earthquakes and volcanoes. Let me repeat. I AM not in need of saving. I have withstood the horrors of atomic and nuclear weapons upon my surface and in my aura. You see first hand how when the pollution careless humans trash my body with, that I do recover just fine when homeostasis returns to me through the actions of loving, caring and nurturing humans. For this I thank you very much.
However, I do not wish to see you waste your energy needlessly in stopping the things that ought to be stopped. You would greatly further your cause if you focus on continuing to grow your love without conditions and your love without judgments. Work on dropping judgments. Even Jesus tells you in your Bibles in Matthew 7:1, “Stop judging!” You will see if you work in this way, you will make easier and further progress.
You are crystalline in nature. I AM crystalline in nature. You body is crystalline in nature because water is crystalline in nature and you are made up of water. So is your blood. Put a drop of your blood under a microscope and you will see the crystal shapes, yes, the geometric shapes of the crystals of which they are made, even your flesh. Just look at your skin under a magnifying glass. There is no escaping this fact.
You can be programmed. I can be programmed. The crystals within both of us can be programmed. You have done a wonderful job for the betterment of humankind using crystals in your technologies like microwave ovens (although I might caution a word of using them to heat or cook your food as they distort the molecular structure of the foods you ingest), your electric car starters, your computers, laptops and cell phones, etc.
You think you cannot be programmed? There are numerous religions, causes, politics, diets, exercises, and jobs, just to name a few, who use programming techniques. Become aware of systems that use repetition to reinforce their unholy agendas. They feed on you first giving your personal power over to them, as in the erroneous thinking that only they have the right and only way to truth, or saving, or what needs to be done on my body, planet Earth. Some of these “programs” actually use brainwashing techniques which many people are unaware of because it starts out so subtle, making some semblance of truth, or made up with only a sliver of truth in it.
If you ever feel confused about this programming you may have inadvertently fallen into, or even if you succumbed to the programming of others with your full knowledge and consent, then discover they really do not deliver what they promise, or you wake up one day to the fact that there is no distance between you and your God and that you do not need a third party, no matter who or what it is to roadblock you; just come out in nature wherever you can and release what no longer serves you. You can add your tears to my waters. You can forgive yourself in my nurturing presence and I will transmute self delusion into self empowerment.
I can assist you in raising you from the lower vibrations of failure, self-doubt, lack of self-esteem to the radiant self the Divine Love and Light gave you by virtue of your God-given spirit, your very own God particle. How do I do this?
My gift to you are the crystals that grow beneath my surface, and in some case can be found on my surface. All of life has vibrational energies in them. Even your chemical medicines are imitations of the remedies of the nature that I lovingly provide. You will gravitate to the ones you need.
Cleanse them from the trauma of their creation within the earth and from the processes they go through before they come to you. Raise them to the highest vibration of Divine Love and Light possible. Then you program them for your use. If you do not know how to do this, find a therapist who can do this for you, or take a crystal class so you can do this yourself.
We are in this together. No victims here, not me and certainly not you. It all begins with an awareness. Notice your feelings. Feelings are not right or wrong. They just are. Feelings are the way to know if you are on the right path or not. If questions persist in the path you have chosen and it becomes the path you no longer wish to take, it is all up to you to go in the direction you wish to go. You have free will. No one can take it from you unless you give your free will away to someone or something. If you do, you always can use your very own free will that the good God above gave you, reclaim it, and begin again.
Enthusiasm is power. Enthusiasm is inspiration. Enthusiasm concentrates and feeds the powers of the mind, and gives them wings of action. Enthusiasm is the magic emotion that transforms negative into positive emotions. Enthusiasm heals.
Enthusiasm is one of the greatest assets every member of the human race has at her or his fingertips. The effects of enthusiasm are stronger than money, power and influence.
Enthusiasm tramples over prejudice and opposition, spurns inaction, is the offspring of motive, and is faith in action.
Enthusiasm lifts the mind and heart, allowing Light and Love to overflow where formerly stagnant negativity dewlt.
Enthusiasm is dynamic, a burning desire, and a force to be reckoned with.
Enthusiasm steps up the vibrations of thought and alerts the imagination.
Enthusiasm takes the drudgery out of labor.
Enthusiasm gives a pleasing, convincing color to the tone of voice, adds attractiveness to your personality, inspires self-confidence, and aids in the maintenance of sound health.
Enthusiasm is a radiation of our spirit and it’s twin, our will, and is closely related to Infinite Intelligence.
Enthusiasm is the action factor of thought.
Enthusiasm does not mix with fear, envy, greed, jealousy, doubt, revenge, hatred, intolerance and procrastination.
Enthusiasm thrives only on positive thoughts and actions.
Enthusiasm inspires personal initiative, dispels physical fatigue, and overcomes laziness.
Enthusiasm, will power and persistance are triplets that give us sustained action with a minimum loss of physical energy.
Enthusiasm is positive mental attitute in action.
Enthusiasm is related to every faculty of the mind, and is the action-producing factor.
Enthusiasm arouses the subconscious mind to greater activity, inspiring it to project itself deeply into the reservoirs of Infinite Intelligence, where the answers to all human problems exist.
These excepts are taken from “Science Of Success,” by Napoleon Hill.
Speaking our mind is easy when what we need to say is popular, politically correct and non-controversial. But how are we at saying the feelings and emotions of our hearts, stating the
important views of our conscience, and verbally standing up for ourselves in the presence of people with opposing viewpoints?
Some of us would rather climb under a rock, depending on the situation. But choking back what we have to say can make us sick. This is one of those times when emotional distress can cause physical ailments. It creates undo stress. It changes relationships. We need to be honest with ourselves.
Have we ever observed ourselves in these moments? Are we integrating our words and our actions? Are we fooling yourselves? How do we present ourselves to others? Are we coming from a place of integrity?
Depending on what topics press our hot buttons, we may be emotionally charged over one issue or another, one belief or another, or find ourselves in uncharted territory. The more this hot button is pushed the more we might find ourselves losing our peace, talking louder, or playing that tape recorder over and over in our heads. The more this happens, the more we feel out of control, unbalanced.
It is interesting to take a moment to stand back and observe ourselves. It is easy to be caught up in the momentum of the moment, and jump on the bandwagon. By taking a day or a week to watch what makes us tick, we can get a better understanding of exactly how we feel. Don’t forget to breathe, oh yes, breathing.
For some of us, we think we can make our point if we get louder or talk faster, when in reality, the opposite is true. Have we ever noticed that we can get someone’s attention by talking slower and softer? That is usually an attention grabber. This tactic even works well with children. One of the best ways to calm out of control children down is to use a soothing, softer voice. The reason this works well, is that people of all ages do not hear yelling. The wave of loud emotion hits like a wall. Rather than people hearing what is being said, we see and hear the emotion.
Saying what we need to say has two parts, saying and listening. Listening is really a beautiful artform. But have we ever tried listening to somone in a heated situation? We start out listening, then like a pressure cooker valve going off, we flip from really listening, to listening with an answer running. Listening with an answer running in our heads is not listening. At this point, the listening has stopped. We find ourselves mentally on hold, trying to keep control until we can say what is on our mind.
Becoming aware of how we communicate can help us communicate better. Take another breath before you speak, then say what you need to say, with integrity.
We all have a right to our emotions. We have happy and sad emotions. We have positive and negative, light and dark emotions. These emotions and feelings are not right or wrong. They simply are. They can trigger all kinds of emotional responses. It is important to remember that we are in control of our emotions and feelings. Emotions and feelings do not control us. We have a choice.
It is liberating to realize this when we feel like we are getting out of control, out of balance. We do have a choice.
We can say everything we need to say with dignity and self-respect. We do not have to give our personal power to someone else.
Whether it is political debates, religious discussions, or relationship issues, these self-help tools work.
Many of us end up with ulcers and stress-related illnesses because in the past we gave away our personal power, our voice, and stuffed our thoughts, opinions and feelings. Other times the exact opposite is true. We yell, scream, and carry on to such a degree that we feel completely unglued. However, the physical ramification is the same; increased stress, and loss of personal power, and over-all feeling of malaise.
We do have a choice. We are the creator of our realities. We are not victims, unless we choose to be.
Do you ever find yourself rushing around until life’s no fun? Is your to-do-list longer than the distance from here to the moon? Will you turn into a purple pumpkin if you do not get it all
done? How is your blood pressure? Having any physical side effects to stress yet? Is your speech coming out faster than a sonic jet? Texting, eating, drinking, on the cell phone while driving, see the problem? Are you addicted to activity? Where’s the balance?
You are in control of you, not your schedule.
You are in control of you, not other people.
You are in control of you, not the situation.
If the merry-go-round of life is going too fast for you, stop and simplify. Find your balance point. It is literally a matter of life and death. The fastest way to age is to live a life of prolonged, severe stress. Stress brings on major, serious illness and death.
Everyone can push extra hard in life, for a short while, to help someone out, to rise to the occasion, or if the job demands a short but strenuous burst of energy from you. Your employer does not own the rights to your life. You do.
No one can sustain prolonged stress. The body breaks down. Your emotional self breaks down. It is not what nature intended for you on the day you were born. At first you may not associate various ailments and symptoms as stress related. Stress is not a natural state for us. Stress is not good for us, no matter how used to it we are.
How do we break out of this extremely addictive, self-destructive habit of racing through life like a chicken with its head cut off? Like changing any other habit, it is going to take 21 days to try on new habits of relaxation techniques, slow breathing exercises, body stretching, aerobic activity, walking, jogging, bike riding or swimming. You know what works for you. Give yourself breaks, that is life saving.
Take a moment to watch how nature works. Roses do not rush to bloom. They take their time. They open and unfold slowly, all in good time. Savor each moment in this life. You are here for a reason. If you fly through your life too fast, you will miss so much. We all have 24 hours in a day. How you spend it really is up to you.
It is a mistake to give everything on your agenda the same emergency intensity, as if completing each task is equivalent to putting out a fire. You are a human being, not a machine. We all know this. It is good to be reminded from time to time, not to take ourself so seriously. When you’re stressed, the first thing to go is your sense of humor. That’s a clue.
Lao Tzu once said, “Nature Does Not Hurry, Yet Everything Is Accomplished.”
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