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The Beatitudes ~ Healing Promises


Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And

Therefore, do not let anyone judge you about what you eat and drink or about the observance of a festival or of the new moon or of a Sabbath. Those things are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Christ. Let no man deprive you of the prize who takes delight in a false humility and a form of worship of the angels, “taking his stand on” the things he has seen. He is actually puffed up without proper cause by his fleshly frame of mind, and he is not holding fast to the head, to the one through whom the whole body is supplied and harmoniously joined together by means of its joints and ligaments and made to grow with the growth that is from God. Colossians 2:16-19

Therefore, do not let anyone judge you about what you eat and drink or about the observance of a festival or of the new moon or of a Sabbath. Those things are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Christ. Let no man deprive you of the prize who takes delight in a false humility and a form of worship of the angels, “taking his stand on” the things he has seen. He is actually puffed up without proper cause by his fleshly frame of mind, and he is not holding fast to the head, to the one through whom the whole body is supplied and harmoniously joined together by means of its joints and ligaments and made to grow with the growth that is from God. Colossians 2:16-19

he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

“Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs kingdom of heaven.”

Jesus reaches into our hearts, to comfort us, to strengthen us, to encourage us, and to inform us of the days to come in the Kingdom of God. Today, this world, is not all that there is. We know this, but from time to time we forget.

 

Psalm 145:8-19 in the Old Testament also reflects on the glory and majesty of God affecting past, present and future:

“The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.

 

All thy works shall give thanks to Thee, O Lord ,

And all thy saints shall bless Thee!

They shall speak of the glory of thy Kingdom,

And tell of thy power,

To make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds,

And the glorious splendor of thy kingdom.

Thy Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom,

And thy dominion endures throughout all generations.

 

The Lord is faithful in all his words,

And gracious in all his deeds.

The Lord upholds all who are falling,

And raises up all who are bowed down.

 

The eyes of all look to Thee,

And Thou gives them food in due season.

Thou open thy hand,

Thou  satisfies the desire of every living thing.

 

The Lord is just in all his ways,

And kind in all his doings.

The Lord is near to all who call upon him,

To all who call upon him in truth.

 

He fulfills the desire of all who fear him,

He also hears their cry, and saves them.”

 

Generations, from Old Testament to New Testament, repeatedly tell us of the glories of God’s Kingdom to come. Jesus taught us how we are to treat one another when he taught us how to pray:

“Our Father, who art in heaven,

Hallowed by thy name.

Thy Kingdom come,

Thy will be done.

On Earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

And forgive us our debts,

As we also have forgiven our debtors;

And lead us not into temptation.

But deliver us from evil.

For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

 

Now is the time to look into our own hearts, and allow the breath of God’s Holy Spirit to heal us, and all whose lives we touch. These are promises from God, reminding us that God’s Kingdom not only affects today here on earth, but in his Kingdom to come, for all eternity.

Bless You All

 

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Thoughts Matter ~ Words Matter ~ Actions Matter ~ You Matter


To heal the outside of us, we need to heal the inside of us.

To heal the outside of us, we need to heal the inside of us.

Why are we shooting each other? Have shootings become a communication skill?  What is stopping us from listening, truly listening to the plight of others? Yes, it is a complex problem, but it is not impossible to solve. The question is, do we really want to solve this problem?

We have the tools to fix this. These tools come from within us. These tools do not cost us anything, except for maybe our pride and our ego. It is critical to let go of the crutch of our justifications, and the iron fist of failure.

It is possible to mend our country, and the world, if only we want to. This is the start of the solution to mend any division between individual people, or groups of people.

Follow the energy. Some people interpret this as, follow the money, or follow the power. But money and power are merely forms of energy. A snowball rolling down a snow laden hill will continue to get bigger until the momentum of energy changes. You and I are the beginning of this change, in understanding the problems we face in our cities.

It begins with you and me, no matter who you are, you matter. No mater how old or young you are, you matter. Black lives matter. And yes, all lives matter. But in understanding  that all lives matter, we come to realize that white lives have always mattered. Black lives have not always mattered. No matter if you are police, your lives matter. No matter if you are innocent citizens, your lives matter.

We can be positive and healing change. How? It begins with our thoughts. Before healing ideas can take hold outside of us, healing ideas must take root inside of us. Before our words can come up with creative and positive solutions, we must heal our thoughts of separation, from each other and from God. Before we can heal our actions, we must heal our words. Why is this important? It is important because you matter.

It is not the other guy’s fault. It is not just a problem for adults. It is not just a problem for our country’s youth. It is not just a problem for black people. It is not just a problem for white people, or any other group of human beings we can target and isolate as different from ourselves, no matter what our race, color, creed, gender, weight, height, hair color, eye color, or any other difference is.

In a world damaged by tunnel vision, warped attitudes, crippled thinking, outrageous actions, fears,  hate-based actions, and the need to be right whether we are right or not;  it is a time to examine ourselves closely to see if our thoughts, words and actions are manifesting the integrity necessary to listen, in order to heal the God-given right to life of all people, especially those most oppressed among us.

There is only one race, the human race.

Namaste

 

“Hole In The World” by the Eagles – A Gift To The World From Me


“I Have Always Loved You” Dedication


This beautiful song, “I Have Always Loved You,” is dedicated to all estranged mothers and daughters, who have no idea how loved they are.

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Healing Emotional Blackmail ~ (FOG) ~ Fear, Obligation, Guilt And Manipulation ~ Repost


pmaWhether or not you or someone you know has a personality disorder, healing our personal fears by strengthening our Will, helps. However, some of the fears we have initiate from those around us, and sometimes, by those closest to us, as they attempt to inflict fear, obligation and guilt (FOG) in subtle, or not so subtle ways, including but not limited to emotional blackmail and manipulation. Whether our fears originate from our own minds and hearts, or whether our fears originate as a projection from others that we consciously or unconsciously agree to accept, the remedy is still the same. Heal your Will by strengthening and using it.

FOG was first coined by Dr. Susan Forward, who wrote “Emotional Blackmail” with Donna Frazier. The book describes feelings that a person often has when in a relationship with someone who suffers from a personality disorder. These two women also authored the book, “The Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them.”

In my never ending quest to take classes to satisfy by CEU requirements to keep my license, one of the most recent courses I took was on personality disorders, and the possible solutions. As I thought, people with personality disorders rarely improve with medications. Whether people took medications or not, what improved their situation was their own drive and wish to improve. People did not improve when they chose not to, no matter how intensely those around them wanted them to. We can only heal ourselves, like drug and alcohol addiction.

Many of the postings in this blog are self help tools that benefit everyone who wishes to try them. They work 100 percent of the time. The onlyTruth time they will not work, is if someone stops doing them. In this case, focusing our attention on healing our Will, not giving in to everyone else’s ideas of what you shoud do in your life, makes our Will stronger. When your Will is strong, family, friends and everyone else, cannot pull your emotional strings as if you were a puppet dancing across life’s stage at the whims of your puppetmaster family, friends and others.

These dysfunctional habits of having or accepting fear, obligation, guilt, emotional blackmail and manipulation in our lives, often occur to us slowly. We may wonder if something is wrong with us, or why we constantly fall into these traps. It is not until we become aware we are living our life by walking on eggshells, that we say enough is enough, and strengthen our Will.

We must be in balance to be healthy. Strengthen your Will.

All personality disorders benefit from healing their Will. Even if you are a person with no personality disorders, you will benefit from strengthening your Will.

Stengthening our Will is not the same thing as turning into a bully, or bowling people over with our words or actions. If you are going to try to strengthening your Will, go easy on yourself as you start first observing yourself, then trying on new behaviors of finding your voice and asserting yourself. You will find a way that will work for you. But remember, it takes 21 days to change a habit. Stay with it and you will bloom.

Enthusiasm ~ A Strong Positive Mental Attitude ~ Heals


pmaEnthusiasm 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.

Namaste

Connection Between Your Immune System And Food Allergies ~ STRESS And Your Happiness


Are you aware of the connection between a stressed out immune system and food allergies? When it comes to the lymphatic system, the toxic waste removal system of our bodies, A Little Stressedwestern medicine knows very little. But there is a connection between stress, habitual stress, overloading the lymphatic system with toxins, which in turn makes the immune system fight even harder in its attempt to keep us in balance and healthy. However, many of us live as if what we eat, how we choose to live (yes it is a choice), and barely resting, is an achievable goal, something to be desired. Somehow we have been duped into thinking that if we climb Mount Rushmore, run to the grocery store (note the verb here), and accomplish 10 more things in a day, that it is a good day. It is a mistake to pride ourselves on our abilities to multi-task, eat while watching TV; talk, text and drive; and answer phones at work while simultaneously attempting to provide customer service (?) while stepping aside for “just a moment” because you boss has something very important to say to us. Accomplishing tasks is not the be all and end all of living. We do not win a prize if we get more done today than we did yesterday. Trust me on this one, I’ve tried.

 

As a holistic counselor and practitioner for years, I’ve known how to help the lymphatic system, and the immune system recover. What is coming to light for me now is the connection between the compromised immune system and food allergies. I did not know why some days I could eat some foods with no allergic reaction, then eat the same food a week later, and have a tremendous allergic reaction. People experiencing food allergies go through a bit of a daytime nightmare. It is not a simple process. Are we allergic to the foods? Are we allergic to the chemicals and additives like food dyes in the foods? Are we really allergic to wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, and soy, or are we allergic to our hyperactive life style?

Don’t laugh. Poor diet, daily stress, and exposure to toxins in food, water and the environment all cause a decline in immune system activity. How many of us think we have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, feel exhausted all the time, notice that our body swells at the lymphatic sites when we are tired, or notice that our body is beginning to manifest those tiny, annoying skin tags that generally form near the front of the neck, under the arms or under the breasts? Those are all symptoms of an immune system that is working way to hard to keep us healthy.

“The entire healing process is engineered by the immune system. It is truly the healing power within.” says Phyllis A. Balch, CNC in her book “Prescription for Dietary Wellness.” She is the author of “Prescription for Nutritional Healing” which sold over five million, best-selling copies.

It is important not to ignore the first signs of stress and exhaustion that our body naturally catches out attention with. These signs are subtle, and take some time to become aware of. But after we crash and burn, somehow we tend to listen better, as if for the first time after that experience. The first signals we ought to slow down come to the mind. But in our intellectual brilliance, we tend to shrug that off with our ego, demanding that we keep going because of arbitrary deadlines from ourselves and others. Next the constant press affects our moods. How are you feeling right now? Are you happy, or will you be happy when “this” is all done? My friend, “this” is never really ever all done. There always seems to be one more thread, one more tangent connected to the first task, and down we go in the never-endings spiral of never finishing anything.

The third and final manifestation we are pushing our immune system too hard is that our body begins to get aches pains, food allergies, and if we still do not pay attention, it shuts down altogether. This is a learning curve for all of us. Some of us learn quicker than others. There are life lessons here, with many branches in this tree of learning. What is our lesson, pride, ego, self-esteem, how to speak up for ourselves, how to get along, how to calm down, how to speed up? Becoming aware of our needs is as individual as we are. If your body is shaking you and demanding you listen to it, you better. The body wins in this case.

Namaste