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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Are You Going Crazy?

Hello, hello, my dear reader.

Sanity will be the topic of this day.

How are you doing? I am ever praying that you are gaining clarity, and leveling up in life.

Do you ever feel like you are going crazy?

Do you ever feel like you are losing control?

It is my humble belief that if you think you are going crazy, you have sanity. Crazy people do not know they are crazy, isn't that crazy?

Sometimes sane people have events in their lives that cause confusion and drama. Do you know what drama is? Drama is participation, and replaying of competition, and causes chaos and stress. This competition is a you against me type of thinking.

Drama is an adolescent behavior, sometimes lived by adults.

There are very few people in this world that are dramatizing life, rather than normalizing it. It may seem like many, or most people are dramatizing life because these individuals tend to be the loudest.

The opposite of drama is going with the flow, and living with inner peace.

I use to be a bit dramatic (maybe a lot), and had numerous, dramatic people in my life.  It has become clear to me, the more I refuse to participate in drama, the more these people fall away.

That's God.

The more I talk, and walk with God, the more He blesses me with faith, patience, and trust. The more faith, patience, and trust I have, the less fear, impatience, and mistrust I have, which ads to drama.

Think about that for a moment please. The words a person speaks, comes from the thoughts that he or she is thinking. These thoughts, repeated, become beliefs that are behaved. 

A crazy person, will think about a dramatic scenario over, and over, and over again. Then he or she will post it on social media, and/or tell the story over, and over, and over again. This is strange and unusual! The craziest part is this person doesn't know they are being crazy.

This is not normal! 

A person with a distorted view of reality may think it's alright, and that people are actually like this because they believe it's common. It is not normal, and very few people are like this.

Everyday people are quiet when it comes to drama. The everyday person normalizes happenings, and therefore, is able to enjoy life and others.

The crazy person is like the addicted individual, in that they have to know they have a problem in order to seek help and resolve it.

You may be asking, why on earth is Elizabeth rambling about crazy people?

The reason I am writing this is because, when I was going crazy, in my young, single, adult, motherhood years, I had no idea that I was, in fact, going crazy. Some how, some way, I realized that my abnormal behavior was, in fact, not normal.

The abnormal behavior I am talking about is the constant dramatizing life via complaining, criticizing, and gossiping. This kind of behavior seemed normal to me but, I discovered it is actually immature, inappropriate, and unacceptable to the everyday professional. It is more acceptable in the teenage era rather than the adult environment.

There are people, who have no idea, whether they are kind about it or not, that drama is not bright or mature. I was one of them. This kind of behavior, not only prohibits growth but, it also promotes insecurity, irritability, and moodiness. These attributes sustain chronic stress, and foolishness.

Sure, I'm still crazy, but in an over the top loving, I love everybody kind of way. But, I want to speak and write the words, with a prayer in my heart, that a person, who has a distorted view of reality, may be enlightened towards healing, if they want it.

This discovery, and self-awareness, saved my life, my families sanity, and my career, so to speak. If I can change, and grow spiritually, anyone can, if they want to! 

It is my everlasting prayer to point a person in the direction of faithfulness and fearlessness by connecting to God. That is the sole reason I write the words that I write. These words are for the person who needs to read them, and they are mine to share.

So, what does a person do when he or she has an emotional freak out button, and would like to bring it back to sanity?

A good exercise would be to affirm, acknowledge, listen more, and talk less. 

Silly?

Unreasonable?

The most amazing thing about confidence is, it comes from a reasonable, sensible, and sound mind. This kind of person has an open mind, and he or she learns by listening to understand. An open, confident mind doesn't need to be right because he or she is okay no matter what. He or she understands people have different views, and they are alright with that.

A person that is a little, or a lot, on the crazy side, sometimes has an incomprehensible need to be right. This persistent desire to be right comes from a distorted, insecure view of reality. The need to be right promotes, and sustains the dramatic behavior, and comes from a competitive view, rather than thoughtfulness.

The need to control conversations, and circumstances, in order to get one's way, comes from insecurity, and a thought process that says, "If I don't get my way, I won't be okay."

The madness of getting angry because another person isn't in agreement, also comes from insecurity, and a thought process of, "I find my value in being right. If I am wrong, I have no worth." This is a very difficult thing to accept but, the reality of it is, sometimes human conditioning trains a person to believe his or her value is in being right. 

A confident person is okay with disagreement, and does not look at him or herself as being wrong. Rather, a person with confidence understands uniqueness in paths, thoughts, and views.

With all this ramble, I am trying to point a person back to faith, patience, and trust. I say back to because we are the fruit of the spirit when we came into this world, and sometimes we lose that fruit via human conditioning.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." ~Galatians 5:22-23, Holy Bible, KJV

Faith, patience, and trust will normalize life, and it takes practice into permanence, if we are not living it already. The opposite of this, as mentioned above, is fear, impatience, and mistrust, which are all the fruit of insanity. Better said, they are defense mechanisms from past experiences.

My proposal is but a spiritual experiment. This experiment requires an exercise of affirming, acknowledging, listening more, and talking less. It also requires working things out, reasonably, in the mind. 

Affirm your confidence by recognizing drama is adolescent, and unnecessary.

Acknowledge you will not participate in any competition, aka drama, and will be more cooperative with life, others, and yourself.

Listen more and talk less.

If you feel like this exercise is something you'd like to do, practice it for a couple days, and continue to remind yourself of your leveling up. A really good reminder can be, "Chill out!"

Ha ha ha! I tell myself to chill out all the time, and it works. Trust me!

The entire point of this post is to assist a person with direction, who may feel like they are losing it. There really are very few crazy people out there, and there are some people who feel like they are going mad every once in a while, and that is why I'm writing this post.

The spiritual experiment is to affirm, acknowledge, listen more, talk less, and work the sanity out, quietly in one's own mind.

If you feel like you are going a little, or a lot crazy, I pray it helps... 

Also, praying you a wonderful week.

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Hello dear reader!

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is what I'd like to discuss with you this day.

How are you doing? My prayer is that you are finding joy in the journey.

Do you ever feel like something is missing in your life? Maybe you have everything anyone could ever want like, happiness, health, love, magnificent relationships, and wealth. Yet, you still feel like something is missing.

Years ago, I felt very empty at times, even though I had everything, and yet I still felt empty, like something was missing. Looking back, I should have been very satisfied. Don't get me wrong, I was happy much of the time. For goodness sake, I had everything anyone could, would, and should need and want. 

Also looking back, I had anger, anxiety, depression, and despair. My energy was very split because when I had fun in front of me, I was occupied and happy. But, when I was alone, I wallowed in negative emotions.

There are so many variables to my past happiness and misery, but one thing stands out, and that is I was missing something.

That something was a quiet connection to God, and I slowly gained it by meditation practice. After meditating for twenty one years, my connection to God is clear, and I feel complete, without any emptiness.

The thing I think I was missing was me. What I mean by that is my full alertness and awareness to the present moment. The anger, anxiety, depression, and despair came from, in my opinion, a racing mind. This racing mind is a disconnection from God, and myself.

Remember the scripture...

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and a sound mind." ~2 Timothy 1:7, Holy Bible, KJV

The spirit of power is emotional, mental, and physical, is it not? Truly a successful life of spiritual expansion begins mentally. The school of life is a mindful ninja practice into spirituality.

All this ramble is for the persuasion of mindfulness based stress reduction, which is spiritual expansion, said in different words.

Think about it for a second. Mindfulness is a practice of alertness and awareness to the present moment, which gives safety and security. A racing mind is all about what one needs to do in the future, and what happened in the past. 

A person really is missing if he or she is in the future or past. How can anyone enjoy life when he or she is missing.

To practice mindfulness based stress reduction, is to practice, into permanence, complete awareness of the environment, people, safety, and security.

Mindfulness is complete presence, meditation, and quieting the mind.

Mindfulness based stress reduction, perfects, through permanent practice, inner peace.

If you feel like something is missing in your life, especially if you have everything you could ever ask for, or if you are dissatisfied with everything in your life, try the exercise that follows.

Every morning, first thing, and every evening, after you lay your head on your pillow to fall asleep, practice the following.

Step one: inhale slowly through your nose, filling your lungs to capacity, and then exhale through your mouth. Do this gently, and slowly.

Step two: as you inhale and exhale, consciously focus on following your breath in and out. This brings you to the present moment.

Step three: as you exhale, imagine all of the tension leaving your body through the exhale, and feel your entire body give way to gravity and relaxation.

Step four: consciously focus on following your breath in and out, and just feel, and notice, your heart beat, every so often. This breath and heart beat is life, and you are focusing on life, not in the thoughts of later today, tomorrow, or yesterday.

Step five: when a thought try's to come into your mind, whisper softly in your mind, "faith, patience, and trust." Know, and remember, mindfulness based stress reduction is literally practicing complete presence, which gives practice to faith, patience, and trust.

Step six: make it a conscious practice, into permanence, to bring yourself to this mindfulness based stress reduction throughout the day, especially at the beginning of any negative emotions that want to rise.

Step seven: do it for life! Never give up, and never stop! If you never stop, I believe, you will get better and better at life, and there shall be no bitter. That is how important I believe mindfulness practice is.

The most important thing to remember, in my opinion, is that our habits come by human conditioning. We are beings who have been conditioned into our present habits. The emotional emptiness, a person may feel, can, and will be replaced by feelings of calm, confidence, and fullness, if he or she, reconditions by practice. The only thing is, a person must do the work if he or she wants healthier habits.

Do you want calm?

Do you want confidence?

Would you like to believe in yourself more?

Would you like to feel more fulfilled?

If so, practicing, by desire, makes perfect permanence, my dear friend.

I know this is so.

I do not believe that calm, confidence, faith, patience, and trust comes by practicing split energy. As I mentioned above, my energy was split because I was allowing what was happening, around me, to govern my emotions rather than me governing my mindfulness. 

This mindfulness, gives me connection to God, and it guides me and inspires me, moment by moment.

Although, I want more, and more out of life, I do not feel an emptiness. 

It's alright to enjoy life, and want more. 

It is hurtful to the self, in my opinion, to feel nothing is ever good enough, because you are the one missing in your life. It is also my humble opinion that when a person feels like something is missing, it is more likely their power that is missing, more than anything else.

When we don't have power, we feel powerless. I want, with all my might, and strength, to point the person, who wants more, towards the direction to know their power.

Why? Why on earth would I want to point a person, who wants more, in the direction to know their power? Because, when we discover our power, all negative emotions that creep up on a daily basis, fall away, and we are able to feel, and know God more.

If I could persuade the world to meditate, I would because I believe, with all my heart and soul, more people could, and would live in their power. More people could, and would, feel more fulfilled, and on purpose.

Praying for you, and your success, dear reader...

Praying for you, to never give up on you...

I won't!

That's all I got my dear friend...

Except, you know, I love...

I love you! You may think me ridiculous, but when you know who you really are, you will love like I do, too.

God bless you dear sweet one!

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Is Your Soul Weary?

Hey! Hi! How are you doing today?

I am praying you are alright, and that you are living with comfort and strength from the very depths of your soul.

Many people have come to me for help because they sometimes feel like giving up on life. Some people ask, "What is it all for?" And others say, "I am done, I'm ready to not be here anymore."

To hear words like these is heart breaking for me. It is heart breaking because I have been there. My soul has been, in my past, very hungered for something, and very weary.

There is not a thing I could say that may bring anyone out of such a feeling. I cannot even remember anything anyone ever said to me that brought me out of that state.

One thing I do know, with all my heart, is I have had a never ending desire to know God. God has brought me to a place of joy deep down in my soul.

This joy did not happen over night. This joy came from loving myself enough to turn to God for relief, respite, and solace.

If there is anything I could accomplish, in my entire lifetime, it would be to point the weary soul to God, over and over and over again, until he or she finds the relief of joy that I have found.

The number one thing I see, in people with a weary soul, is the lack of belief in themselves. This lack of belief leads to blaming others for their misery. Blaming others takes away responsibility from ourselves for our life.

The joy in this life comes from connection to God and focus on purpose. This connection and focus comes from within. It comes from the mind, which gives us our power to choose. When we do not use this power, we feel powerless.

Appreciation is the truth, and it takes focus.

When we appreciate our selves, things we have, and when things go our way, we feel good. The opposite of this is complaining and criticizing about our selves, things we have and don't have, and things that do not go our way. This makes us feel bad, and sustains misery.

To believe we do not have a choice in our control, and focus, and expect others to, is pure insanity. Common sense says we have a choice, and that is what our mind is for, to choose our focus by desire, not by default.

The crux of human conditioning can, and will convince us that we are not smart or strong enough to choose a better attitude, which will give way to a more positive personality.

Do you believe in yourself?

Do you believe you can choose your focus?

Do you believe you can connect to God?

Let us do a spiritual experiment!

You guessed it!

Got a scripture for you...

"In every thing give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." ~1 Thessalonians 5:18, Holy Bible, KJV

For four days, or more, meditate upon, memorize, and think on this scripture, especially when things don't go your way. When things do not go our way, we may get angry, anxious, or depressed but, there is a lesson. Negative emotion disconnects us from God, who is, in fact, in charge, and He is allowing things to happen for our spiritual expansion.

The lesson is ALWAYS faith, patience, and trust in the Lord. You may or may not know this intellectually, and you may or may not behave as though you believe it.

The behaving as though we believe the lesson is ALWAYS faith, patience, and trust in the Lord because He is, in fact, in charge, is how and when we live in our power. 

A life of joy is a spiritual life, and this living from the spirit will relieve the weary soul.  

I ramble, and repeat. Nevertheless, I do it for you, and I do it for me, so we may level up in life and live the bliss of joy through God.

God gives joy to the soul, and not one person could ever convince me otherwise.

Hocus, pocus, focus on your new mission... on your new scripture, and let us level up in life towards God.

Practice appreciation in all things, when things go your way, and when they don't, look up into the sky, and say, "Thank you Heavenly Father." If you do, I believe you will get a glimpse of your true power, and begin to believe in yourself. 

Big or little, good or bad, I always thank my Heavenly Father. I do! I'm not perfect, and sometimes it may take me a while but, it is better to be thankful than to cuss about anything...

God bless you my dear reader...

Take good care...

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

ps here is a link list of posts on appreciation that may help relieve your hungered soul

Spiritual Expansion 

Destress Yourself with Appreciation and Sleep 

Thank You 

Connecting to God 

Letting Go of Stress 

Destress Your Life with Awareness 

Remember Your Dream

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Compassion & Understanding

Hello my dear reader. 

Compassion and understanding is what I'd like to write about this day.

How are you doing?

Praying you are living and practicing inner peace

Once upon a time, there was a young boy, in fifth grade, who's Mother had recently passed away. He was very disruptive in class, during a substitute teacher's presence. The teacher was aware of his recent loss, and was very kind and patient with him. 

Contrarily, there was a full-time teacher's aid who was impatient, and stern.

The substitute said to the teacher's aid, in private, "He recently lost his Mother, and his Father is having a hard time taking care of himself, let alone his only child, and we can be compassionate." To which the aid replied, "It doesn't matter, he needs to behave."

There was compassion from the substitute, who was trying to be understanding, and there was apathy, and misunderstanding from the aid.

The reason I present this story to you is because I do believe we all have times of chaos and confusion in our life. Sometimes the disorder in a person's life develops negative emotions and can lead to callousness, and misunderstanding.

Compassion leads to understanding.

Do you ever get angry at someone, maybe a stranger, when you believe he or she is being unkind to you? In my younger years, I did.

Now, I understand that when people are mean, it has much to do with their past, and/or what they may be currently experiencing in their life.

The little boy was unruly, and who wouldn't be with the loss of a Mother, and an emotionally absent Father? How long will this young lad be affected by this?

The teacher's aid was uncaring, and unkind. Who on earth knows what she has gone through, or is going through, that she is unable to have compassion for a young child?

My old self would have said, to the aid, nearly exactly what the aid said about the child, "it doesn't matter what you think he should be, you should be more compassionate, or at least kinder."

This is where the compassion, and understanding comes in. I have realized that we all have imperfections, and so we act imperfect. I have also realized that we all have had, or are having major difficulties, and issues, in this human experience, and we react accordingly.

In my last post I presented the most important scripture, and issued a mission to meditate upon, and memorize it. Did you do it? I did.

As I spent the last four days affirming, contemplating, and meditating upon, what I believe to be the most important scripture, I recognized that the love of God brings joy to the soul. 

Several times, I had great joy that radiated from my heart and soul, out towards people and places. It was very fulfilling, and made me quite sentimental towards many people. This sentiment I speak of feels exactly like love.

So, I have another scripture for you...

It is part two of the most important scripture, which is...

"And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." ~Matthew 22:39-40, The Holy Bible, KJV

Our mission, if we choose to accept it, is to meditate upon, and memorize the scripture above, for at least four days. Not just meditate and memorize, but keep in mind the compassion and understanding of this human existence, as we strive to love our neighbor, and live by the fruit of the spirit, who we really are.

This, for me, is all about leveling up in life by way of compassion and understanding.

This, for me, is all about inner peaceful practice.

This, for me, is all about connecting to, and trusting God for spiritual expansion.

That's all I got...

Another scripture for our spiritual expansion.

Big Hugs...

Speak soon...

Elizabeth


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Monday, June 8, 2020

The Most Important Scripture

Hello my dear friend.

Insomuch as I am on a meditating and memorizing scripture phase, I'd like to discuss, what I believe to be, the most important bible verse.

"Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment." ~Matthew 22:35-38, Holy Bible, KJV

This must be the most important scripture for us, if Jesus says it is the first and great commandment. This commandment, in my humble opinion, is the way to spiritual expansion.

So what does it mean to love God? God, is perfect unconditional love, therefore could we not strive to love Him perfectly and unconditionally?

Unconditional love is without conditions. Conditional love has hate. When a person needs conditions in order to love someone, and the conditions aren't present, the absence of that love could be discontent, dislike, or even hate.

What does it mean to love someone with all thy heart, soul, and mind? 

In my opinion, the heart signifies emotion, and love, or it could mean life. The heart is what gives us human life. The soul denotes the spiritual being, and the mind indicates the beliefs, and thoughts. These are the elements of our existence. We are emotional, living, thoughtful, and spiritual beings.

In order to love with the entire heart, soul, and mind, is to love with all the body, emotion, spirit, and thoughts.

The body, emotions, spirit, and thoughts encompass our full capabilities when we live from the fruit of the spirit of who we really are.

When we love someone, we want their approval. This is very much a part of our spirit. Think about how much we want our parents' approval when we are young, and as we become parents, we want our offspring's approval as well.

When we love someone, we want to be with them, believe in them, and be their best friend. A child, wants to be with, and believes in their parent(s). A child wants not much more than best friendship with his or her parent(s). 

When we love someone, we have compassion for, and cooperate with them.

When we love someone, we want to learn from them, and listen to them.

When we love someone, we want to be loyal to them.

When we love someone, we want to please them and understand them.

Ponder on these things!

Is it not true?

In my last post, I discussed the scripture that describes how I am living my life right now. It is the scripture on meditation, and what, quite possibly, is the most instructive scripture for the human experience.

If you didn't read the last post, the scripture is, as follows:

"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that it is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." ~Joshua 1:8, Holy Bible, KJV

In my last post, I also gave suggestions on meditating, and memorizing scripture. 

If we memorize, and meditate upon the most important scripture, with means, by the most instructive scripture, I believe with all my heart and soul, we will level up spiritually, big time!

What say you?

Our mission, for the next four days, should we choose to accept it, will be to memorize the scripture, Matthew 22:35-38, Holy Bible, KJV, which is quoted at the beginning of this blog post.

In addition, using the instruction given in the scripture above, Joshua 1:8, Holy Bible, KJV. It will also be helpful to follow the five suggestions given in the last post on, Destressing Peaceful Practice.

The other day, I spoke to an Ordained Minister, from Houston Texas, who happens to be a United States Marine, and he said, to me, the things happening now are entirely spiritual. He said, everything the whole world is experiencing is spiritual. He did not say a word about politics, race, or religion. He is a black man that calls me sister, and I believe him to be my brother.

We are all in this together, and many people know this, and are reaching for God. I believe that those who seem uncooperative in anyway, are asking for inner peace, power, value, and worth. I believe everyone is reaching for God. We are all just striving to get there in our own unique way, with what we've been given in this life thus far.

These spiritual exercises I give to you, I give to me. They are spiritual! They will create spiritual behaviors, beliefs, emotions, and thoughts that will develop inner peace.

Some people are begging for inner peace! God gives inner peace! How do I know? I was the most weary soul I knew because of the conditioning, and experiences that I had. Now, I practice inner peace by connecting to God, and I help other weary souls do the same.

Let us train up in spiritual practices that will help us level up even more, shall we?

One person connected to God is more powerful than millions who are not. Let us level up, connect to God, even more, and live in our power.

May God bless you my dear friend, with all the comfort and strength in your body, heart, mind, and soul. 

My dear reader...

We got this!

God is real!

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Destressing Peaceful Practice

Greetings dear reader...

Praying you are living with faith and peace in your heart and soul.

"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that it is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." ~Joshua 1:8, Holy Bible, KJV

This scripture has everything to do with the way I’m living my life right now. Meaning, I am meditating, day and night, on chosen scriptures, and I feel peace because of it.

In 1999 I heard my favorite speaker, at the time, Gordon B. Hinckley, mention that he meditates, and suggested to others, to do it too. Not long after, I got a book on meditation for beginners and began the journey of quieting my mind. I’ve been meditating since.

When I began this path, 21 years ago, it took me about two weeks of meditating, at the same time every day, to quiet my mind. The goal was to meditate 30 minutes, at the exact same time every day. It took me one month to successfully sit with a quiet mind for 30 minutes.

Four distinct things happened during this time of my life. 


First, I discovered, for years, I was unknowingly, nonstop, on the go with my body and mind. In other words, habitually practicing the hurry up and racing mind disorders. 

Second, I literally relearned how to relax, without having to remind myself. The practiced meditation allowed body and mind relaxation, and it became a part of me.

Third, the most amazing opportunities began to happen in my personal and professional life. Literally, things were falling in my lap, so to speak, and possibilities, and options were handed to me. 

Fourth, I became extremely alert and aware of my negative actions, behaviors, beliefs, thoughts, and words. This awareness began a change in me. This change was a movement from carnal conditioning, to a spiritual awakening.

In the scripture above it says, "then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." This is true for me, and is only the beginning. Can you imagine meditating for over twenty years, and knowing it's just the beginning?


I live the most prosperous and successful life I could ever have imagined. This prosperity and success is from the peace I feel in my heart, right now! This peace has everything to do with my connection, guidance, and inspiration from God.

This is spiritual success. Spiritual success, is true success to me. Living by the spirit, who we really are, gives me everything I've been asking for and didn't even know it.


Compassion, confidence, faith, patients, love, and trust, has been obtained in large quantities, from practicing meditation and striving for a connection to God.

I've had the most amazing careers, and have lived in the most magnificent homes and neighborhoods. But, not one of these titles, or environments, brought the prosperity and success of peace that the connection to God, has brought me. This peace has come, and continues to, through practicing meditation of the mind and relaxation of the body.

There are three kinds of meditations that I practice. 


First and most importantly, I quiet my mind, and focus on my breath and heart beat, several times, throughout the day. 

"Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." ~Psalms 46:10, Holy Bible, KJV 

When I practice quieting myself, I calm my body and mind. It is my humble opinion, from experience, in this relaxed state, guidance and inspiration from God comes. In this practiced, quiet, way of being, we can find, and recognize God more.

The second meditation I practice is, I choose a scripture, memorize it, and try my best at keeping it at the forefront of my mind, throughout the day, and for a specific amount of days. This helps me create spiritual habits by focusing on spiritual things. This has, and still does, help me change my conditioned, habitual, human thoughts of fear, to more faithful behaviors and beliefs.

The third kind of meditation I practice is visualization.

The carnal, training of the human experience teaches us to meditate upon, and visualize doubt, fear, and worry of the future and past. Many people do these stressful habits by default. 


When I visualize, I do it to recondition, and retrain my way of thinking by desire, rather than default. This practiced visualization sustains a habit of using my creative, and critical thinking skills by desire, and promotes great faith in myself. This faith replaces fear, and cultivates confidence.

This meditation of visualization is easy and fun. All I do is ask myself, "what do I want?" followed by the phrase, "I'd like a...." Then I fill in the blank, and think of all the things, in intricate detail, I'd love to have in my future. This doesn't mean I'll have them, and whether I do or not, I'll be fine, either way. This exercise gives way of training myself back to the fruit of the spirit of love and joy. It's fun! I remember doing it as a child, and I have relearned it in my adulthood.

Sound silly?

I believe with all my heart and soul, my faith in God, my never ending dropping to my knees, my praying to Heavenly Father night and day, 
in despair, for years, and my asking for guidance and inspiration, has led me to this path. This spiritual path has led me to live the life of luxury.

This life of luxury that I speak of is specific to my needs and wants. This life of luxury is prosperity and success to me. My prosperity and my success have everything to do with what I’ve been asking for nearly my entire life. I've been asking for connection to God and how to live from the spirit.


This prosperity and success, this connection to God, and living from the spirit is peace. 

I do not know if 25 years ago I could absorb or understand the words that I speak now but, there are words that I have read that led me to this path. 


It is my belief, through meditation I heard God‘s guidance and inspiration. 

So it is my never ending endeavor to write these words of direction, pointing in the way of this life of luxury, of living by the spirit.

It is with this explanation and scripture that I give you this homework for the next four days. Meditate upon, and memorize the scripture...


"Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." ~Psalms 46:10, Holy Bible KJV 

This is one of the very first scriptures I memorized, and meditated upon, years ago.

Suggestions...


1) Meditate upon and memorize the scripture when you wake up first thing in the morning. Consciously, make this scripture your first thought, say it in your mind a few times, as you are waking, and lay there if you can for a few minutes thinking about it. 

2)In the middle of the day, at the same time, every day, preferably near noon, go into a quiet secluded place and meditate upon the memorized scripture. Take a minimum of five minutes to contemplate it. 

3) When you lay your head on your pillow, to retire for the evening, go to sleep thinking upon this scripture. 

4) Strive to think about the scripture throughout the day, as often as you remember, and what it means to you.

5) Lastly, get a note book, and write your spiritual experiences down. You will be so grateful to read these when times are trying with much troubles.

This is a way of reconditioning, and retraining, to return to the spirit, of who we really are. If a person has had anxious, angry, or depressed, habitual, practiced, thoughts for years, it may take some time to return to the spiritual originality.

This is for the person who has been asking God for connection, guidance, and inspiration. I believe with all my heart and soul that this is a way.

Like in my last post, the scripture that says, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and a sound mind." ~2Timothy 1:7, Holy Bible, KJV, we are using our power, our love for our self to do this, and a sound mind.

This is about enduring to the end, never giving up, and striving for God and spirituality. 


This is about, in my humble opinion, being about your business between God, and you. 

This is about the power that we have to never give up. 

This is about the love that we have from God, for ourselves, and for others, to provide an environment, and life of luxury, of love, of power, and through a sound mind.

When a person begins to govern one's body, and mind, with and through this spiritual meditation, he or she will discover his or her power. If a person hasn’t yet discovered one's value and worth comes from within, from the spirit, and leads to prosperity and success, I believe he or she can, and will, through this power.


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to follow the directions given above.

This is a great time for spiritual experiments. Try it, and if it works, make it a permanent practice. This, my dear friend, is the way to destress yourself.

God bless you...

Ever praying for your comfort and strength...

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Another !!!WARNING!!! !!!WARNING!!!

Hey, hey, my dear friend...

Got another warning for you...

The warning is I may write some things that you may not want to read. Meaning, you may strongly disagree with me, so strongly that you may become displeased with me.

Just remember, it's alright to disagree.

The reason I begin this blog post in that way is because I know, and I understand that people do not agree with my stance that I am about to declare today... So, here I go...

The conditioning we receive from our guardians and teachers create habits in our attitudes, and personalities. These habits become addictions in a sense that we believe we cannot, or we do not want to quit them.

The addictions that I am talking about are the emotions that create very stressful atmospheres and lives. The emotions that I am talking about are anger, anxiety, depression, and despair.

Now, hear me out on this.

We are born spiritual beings.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." ~Galatians 5:22-23, Holy Bible, KJV

We have, in my humble opinion, absolutely no anger, anxiety, depression, or despair when we are born. We actually learn it from our conditioning. Can you not remember as a child being okay, and as you got older becoming less and less okay because of fear.

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and a sound mind." ~2 Timothy 1:7, Holy Bible, KJV 

Anger is taught fear that we will not be okay if we do not get our way. Some people learned their anger from a guardian that would lose it if they didn't get their way, and/or they would get really mad if you didn't do things the way they wanted them done. Sound familiar?

Anxiety is fear of the future and is a training from the belief we must worry about what "might" happen. Some individuals learned their anxiety from a guardian that was always fearful of what might happen, or what other people might think of them. 

Depression is feeling not good enough and is derived by others convincing us, in our earlier years, we are not good enough. There are so many scenarios that could convince a person that he or she is not good enough, particularly from a guardian that was never satisfied, and always wanting a child to be, or do better. Primarily from a guardian that always complains, and criticizes, like the below average person.

These are just examples that I provide to some how, some way, show that years of conditioning has much to do with fearful emotions of a person. The crux of a negative emotion is that many cannot see how one can overcome something they've lived with for so long.

I know and see people with severe anger, anxiety, depression, and/or despair, in everyday life, and they honestly believe that is just how they are and they have absolutely no control over any of it.

This is not so! We do have control, we just got to believe we do. This is exactly why I asked my readers to memorize and repeat the scripture, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and a sound mind." ~2 Timothy 1:7, Holy Bible, KJV, often in my last post.

The human experience and conditioning has given us the spirit of fear but God gives us the power, and love, and a sound mind to overcome it, and return to the spiritual being we truly are.

I know, with all my heart and soul that this is so! I know because I was the most angry, anxious, depressed, individual wallowing in the deepest of despair for many, many, many years. For years, I turned to God, and was guided and inspired to meditate. For years, I turned to God, and meditated, and have been guided and inspired to help thousands, yes, thousands of others overcome the same addictions.

Maybe you believe me, and maybe you don't. Either way, it's okay. One day, you will know, if you don't already know, that you are the most important person in your life, and the negative emotions that you experience, and reside in often, do not belong to you. Not only do they not belong to you, you can release them, but you just gotta do the work.

The work is to contemplate, focus, and meditate by desire rather than by default. We are contemplating, focusing, meditating beings, either by default or desire.

Think about when you worry. Do you not contemplate, focus, and meditate upon that worry with exquisite concentration? So much so that you cannot let it go!

If you do not believe that you have the power to overcome the negative emotion that you experience most, maybe it's just because you have not been trained to focus by desire.

The entire reason I have been offering scriptures for meditation and memorization is because it is a very easy way to train oneself in the way of desire. Do you not desire spiritual things over the carnal behavior? The negative emotions are the carnal behavior.

So, if you are still with me, let us retry the meditating and memorizing of the scripture I proposed in my last post...

Here it is...

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and a sound mind." ~2 Timothy 1:7, Holy Bible, KJV

Maybe you agree with me, in that the negative emotions, I mentioned above, are in fact addictions, and fear. If so, let's meditate upon, as we memorize, the scripture above for at least four days. When or if you feel angry, anxious, depressed, or in despair, contemplate and focus on the scripture.

This is going to be really cool. It's a spiritual experiment to show you, and me that we are in fact spiritual, and we can do spiritual things with power, and love, and a sound mind. The things God gives us.

Let's do this!

We got this!

We are in this together...

Big Hugs my dear sweet sweet reader...

Speak soon,

Elizabeth

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Who We Really Are

Greetings my dear reader!

How are you doing? I really care! Praying you are living with comfort and strength...

I'm doing pretty good. I have great faith in God, love for this life, and patience, and trust in the Lord.

In my last post, warning you about my desire to blog more, I wrote about the the above average person. In addition, I wrote how the above average person lives by the fruit of the spirit, and you can read it by clicking here.

We are all born above average human beings, because we are all born with the fruit of the spirit. We are spiritual beings born into this human experience. It is this human experience and conditioning that can, and often does, train us to be common, and below average.

Living from the spirit, is living a spiritual life, and it is the highest of intelligence, potential and wisdom.

Some people say that certain people are more intelligent than others because they have attended college and have obtained degrees. Some people say that intelligent people make a lot of money. This is not necessarily true in either case, and is a myth of the material world.

There are people with degrees in rocket science, biology, and chemistry that not only make less money than the average person, but some are actually homeless. There are people with degrees, and a lot of money that are absolutely miserable, and make everyone around them miserable. These scenarios do not indicate above average or brilliant beings.

We are born of the spirit. Meaning we are Spiritual Beings born into this human experience, and the conditioning of this experience can dumb us down by living carnal lives and failing to remember our spirituality.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." ~Galatians 5:22-23, Holy Bible, KJV

Remaining spiritual in this human experience is living at the highest intelligence and wisdom. Sometimes, when we forget, we have to remind ourselves, and retrain ourselves to return to who we really are and to live an enlightened, mature life. 

This enlightened, mature life is living an above average life. This above average life is living our full potential, and is living a life of being who we really are.

Let me explain the carnal, dumbing down of the individual. Dumbing down is harsh, I know. Maybe I should say, let me explain the carnal, misunderstanding of the individual.

When we do not live spiritually, which is living with calm, confidence, we are living carnally, which is with constant, or periodic anger, anxiety, and depression.

This is faithful and fearlessness versus fearful and faithlessness.

When we have faith we move in the direction of desire, which is wisdom. When we have fear, we freeze, and/or justify why we do or don't do what we can, could, or ought to do. This is rationalizing sometimes very harmful, and unintelligent acts, which is misunderstanding (the dumbing down).

The absolute best scenario for any spiritual being, in this human experience, is to be raised by guardians that are calm, confident, and connected to God. This makes life easier for any person because he or she is conditioned to be, and remains in a place and space of calm, confidence, faithfulness, and fearlessness, knowing, and remembering that he or she will be alright no matter what happens.

This is being trained up in our spirit of faith, and wisdom, which creates greater love and joy, the opposite of hate and misery.

There are no guarantees though. Truly!

Any given environment, or experience can thrust that faithful and fearless being into deep despair and fear, which blocks our highest wisdom because it can, and will disconnect a person from God. Negative emotions inhibit, and positive emotions, i.e., the fruit of the spirit allows insight and understanding.

Think about the type of person that is successful versus the type of person that is not successful. Success is happiness, health, love, magnificent relationships, and wealth.

The above average person is calm, confident, and has very high energy because they live a spiritual life of love, joy, peace, goodness, faith, and temperance. This person lives the life of purpose, gets much done because of energy, and everyone wants to be a part of what they are a part of.

The below average person is angry, anxious, miserable, insecure, hating many things, and very often with unhealthy addiction, causing difficulty in their own life.

The common person can have very destructive, split energy depending on how often he or she resides in the carnal life versus the spiritual life. Split energy is like yo-yo spiritual dieting, which hurts the body, but it also injures the mind and soul as well. 

Energy is split by yo-yoing back and forth from faith to fear, from love to hate, and from joy to misery. This habitual see saw is derived by default, unknowingly, allowing the environment and others to rule one's happiness or misery. This misunderstanding leads to severe struggles and suffering.

The struggles and suffering that harms the body, mind, and soul are the reasons I want to point into the direction of living from the spirit. It is my humble opinion, gained through years of observation, that any functional person that wants to, can live an above average life. Anyone can live an elevated life, if he or she really wants to, and is willing to return to who he or she truly is, which is the eternal spiritual being.

I have charity, and compassion for others because I have suffered much. The depths of despair that I have experienced, I never want or wish for anyone. 

The evidence and experiences of relief that I have faced and observed, all points to striving to live by the spirit, which is love and joy. This striving alleviates the hurt of the harmful human conditioning. 

I have healed much, and continue to heal. It is my desire to restore my spiritual self more. It is my feelings of inspiration that gives me eagerness to point anyone in this direction of restoration, who wants it, as well.

The harm is in the misunderstanding. The purpose of life is to learn, live, and practice the gained understanding. To learn, live, and practice, returning to the spirit of who we really are, is to leverage the conditioning of habits in our favor. We can replace, and overcome the training that has caused damage, if we want to. 

I know that last sentence is hard to accept as truth, for some people, but I am living proof. Others are living proof, and I have helped some of these others by pointing them towards that truth.

Dear friend... my dear reader... God cares for you, God loves you, and He is giving you all good things for your spiritual expansion. This spiritual expansion is always, always, always, compassion, confidence, cooperation, faith, love, patience, and trust.

There is a lesson in everything!

Some people say everything happens for a reason, and I know the lesson is always the reason.

The lesson is always, always, always, compassion, confidence, cooperation, faith, love, patience, and trust. The lesson is always spiritual expansion, which is just understanding.

Let us practice the forever lessons of compassion, confidence, cooperation, faith, love, patience, and trust. Let us practice this spiritual expansion in this human experience, and gain great understanding.

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and a sound mind." ~2 Timothy 1:7, Holy Bible, KJV

Are you ready to embark on this journey with me? This journey of leveling up? If so, memorize the scripture above, contemplate it as often as possible throughout your day, and just observe what happens to you. I'll do it too, and I'll do it until next post, will you?

God bless you my dear friend!

I am ever praying for your connection to God.

I am ever here for you, if you need it too.

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

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