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Monday, September 28, 2020

Are You Paying Attention?

Hey, hey!

How are you doing my dear reader? 

I'm doing pretty darn good! 

Early Morning, Hello World,  Selfie 
It's my birth month and so I must apologize for not posting for two weeks.

Every year I try to take the entire month of September off but this year I was denied. It is a very, very, active time.

Nevertheless, I wake up every morning with a pep in my step, pens in my shirt, Sperry's on my feet, and a song in my soul.

In my last post, Failure Versus Success, I wrote about really paying attention to my life. Did you read it? If not, and you'd like to, you may by clicking here.

I was never really taught to pay attention to my life the way I do now. When I began my undergraduate studies in Behavioral Science, I was trained to observe other peoples' behavior, and in turn noticed my own.

I have learned much in my twenty six years of researching, studying, and writing about behavior, spirituality and stress, and this is what I know for sure.

First!

God is very real! 

I know this with all my heart and soul, and with every fiber of my being.

Second!

There are three kinds of people. 

Person A is the one who will always encourage you, and cheer you on because he or she knows our capabilities as humans. 

Person B is the one who will always discourage you, and speak words of fear because he or she has an unclear view of reality. 

Person C is the one who will encourage or discourage you based on how they are feeling about themselves, which is determined by what their current mood is because of what's going on in their life at the moment.

Third!

There are three stages in life, and they are innocence, adolescence, and enlightenment. 

Person A is mostly enlightened, person B is mostly adolescent, and person C teeters between adolescence and enlightenment. 

Adolescence is a sort of innocence but with a competitive attitude. This sort of viewpoint is a you against me kind of thinking, which creates confusion. This opposition is, in fact, from an individual's reaction to his or her human experience.

Enlightenment is a calm, compassionate, and cooperative attitude, which creates clarity, along with happiness, health, love, success, and wealth.

Fourth!

Attitude determines personality!

Personality influences potentiality!

The reason I ask if you are paying attention is we, as humans, have the magnificent power to choose our attitude, and personality, and therefore choose our experiences in life. 

We may not be able to dictate what happens to us, or how people treat us but, we can choose our attitude of reacting. This choice leads to living a life of failure versus success

Difficulties are not reserved for the very few that are living a life of struggle and suffering. Hard times happen to everyone, and a person's reaction determines the path they walk.

These regular responses shape one's personality.

Fifth!

Anyone can change their life by changing their attitude. 

In my many years of learning, one of the first, and most important things I discovered is to have an open mind. 

In my younger, abrasive attitude years, I was very insecure and I had a very closed mind. 

Now, in my, I am trying to be perfect, pure, love years, I have a very open mind and it gives me compassion, and understanding.

Evidence has shown me, personally and professionally, it takes desire and an open mind to learning and listening to make changes.

Sixth!

We are focusing habitual mechanisms, and whether we focus by default or desire, we are practicing confidence or insecurity into permanence, and often times perfection.

A person's behaviors comes from their beliefs, which comes from experiences, and unique habitual thoughts about these experiences. These thoughts come from either a competitive or cooperative understanding.

The above statement is my explanation of human conditioning in it's entirety.

Like our DNA, and our fingerprints, our experiences and reactions are exclusive, and cannot, or could never, be duplicated by another.

Human conditioning is the opposite of spiritual nature in that the former is competitive, and the latter cooperative. We are born spiritual, cooperative beings and continue to be so unless conditioned otherwise. 

Some of us are lucky enough to have guardians that are calm, confident, and cooperative in most all things, and therefore sustain this spiritual nature. Some of us experience less cooperation, and more competition and conditional love, thus, are trained accordingly.

Cooperation comes from confidence, which is basically spiritual. Competition comes from insecurity, which is human misunderstanding. 

The preceding statement would have been absolutely impossible for me to comprehend, in my youth.

Seventh!

No one! Not one person, needs a calling in church, or an hourly rate to help another person. 

Helping others is a choice by desire. 

I have the fortunate opportunity to help others, all of the time. Sometimes I get paid, and sometimes I don't. 

One thing is for sure, and that is God uses other humans, like myself, to do his work. Not only do I believe this with all my heart, mind and soul, I live it with all my heart, mind, and soul. 

I behave as I believe, and this behaving leads me to my purpose in life. Living my purpose gives me such great happiness, joy, and vitality. 

Eighth!

My calling is my purpose, and my purpose is God's business. Everyone's purpose is God's business, and it's different for everyone. 

Maybe you believe the words I am writing, but have a hard time living them. The only thing I can do is encourage you to practice believing, and the behavior will follow.

It really helps to pay attention to you! Are you paying attention to your attitude and reactions? Or are you paying attention to what others are doing and how these doings are making you happy or miserable? 

If you are in other peoples' business you are not in your own. If you are not in your own business, how can/could you be about God's?

When an individual is blaming circumstances and other people for their misery, they are not taking responsibility for their attitude and reactions.

Taking responsibility is self control, and this influence leads to our individual power.

Self control is power and wisdom, and lack of self control is giving up this power, which dumb's us down towards anger, anxiety, depression, and/or despair, which resides with insecurity, fear, and stress.

Stress is no one's fault but it can be anyone's responsibility to level up to more success.

Ninth!

People who level up in life by desire believe in themselves. 

Everyone becomes more, one way or another, but there are those individuals who have desire, and confidence, whom expand in all things.

Tenth!

Any person, who is functional in society, has the capability to create, and develop, confidence. Anyone can learn to believe in themselves if they really want to! The point is, they have to want to.

Long post, I know...

Got an exercise for you though...

He he he...

You know me... ~wink~

If you really want to pay attention to you, and know if you are a person A, B, or C, try this...

As you drive in traffic, notice your own behavior whether you are calm, confident, and cooperative, or if you are blaming, complaining, and criticizing other drivers.

The best way to know if you are competitive or cooperative is noticing your behavior while in traffic.

Person A is chill, Person B is wound tight, and Person C can be either depending on what just happened, or is happening at the moment.

Try it...

See how it goes...

I want to be a Person A, calm, chill, confident, and cooperative with God, life, and others because that makes me about my business. When I am about my spiritual business, I'm about God's business, and that gives perfect happiness, health, love, success, and wealth.

That's all I gots...

Praying you are more than alright...

Praying for your comfort and strength always my dear sweet reader...

Speak soon...



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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Failure Versus Success

 Hey, hey...


How are you doing today?


I always ask that, don't I?


The reason I ask is because I care, and I'd like you to think about it. Think about how you are doing.


I'm doing really, really, really great, and I am so very, very, very grateful for my life.


Recently, I have been assigning, and discussing contemplations, focus, and meditations. The motivation behind this is, I would love to recondition, and retrain myself to higher levels of enlightenment.


This enlightenment I am talking about is the law of love.


In my last post, Are You Seeking Spirituality, I suggested an exercise on perfect love. Did you do it? I did!


This is what I did. I contemplated perfect love as much as possible. This focus included my first thought in the morning, my meditation at noon, my last thought as I fell asleep at night, and focus on the words, perfect love, throughout the day.


Would you like to know the result?


Well, I'm going to tell you whether you'd like to know or not. ~wink~


It seemed to me that everything went perfectly perfect throughout my entire week. I believe the focus on perfect love brought more into my daily experience due to the law of love. This law of love, in my opinion, from reading the scriptures, is, in fact, the law of faith.


There was no thing but magnificent experiences, and feelings through out my week. I felt so much gratitude in my heart and soul.


This experience got me thinking about wisdom. 


Here in lies my thoughts on wisdom...


Success comes from wisdom. When things go wrong, some people become fearful with anger, anxiety, and/or depression. They tend to complain, criticize, dramatize, while most others focus on solutions. Focusing on solutions is wise, and gives way to success.


Wise, and successful individuals have a habit of producing solutions. 


The most successful people I know are calm, charitable, compassionate, confident, cooperative, kind, loving, and understanding.


The successful people I notice are not a prisoner of problems but a producer of solutions.


The solution to destress, i.e., relieving anger, anxiety, depression, and despair is the law of faith. 


The law of faith is, in fact, the law of perfect love. 


"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." 1 John 4:18, New Testament, Holy Bible, KJV


Fear is the opposite of faith! 


If there is no fear in love, then love must be faith!


I sure wish I knew this much earlier in life. I could have, and would have been a much better person. But, it's alright, because all of my history has brought me to where I am now. This now has me more in love than I have ever been.


I'm just a woman in this fantastic world, doing spiritual experiments, and it really, really, really helps me pay attention to my life.


I'm paying attention to my business, and that business is between God, and me. God is love, and so I pay attention to love, and me.


The more I do this, the more God shows himself to me. Even if I didn't believe in God, I've always believed in love, and I am learning what perfect love is.


Just thought I'd share my ramblings of success with my experience seeking spirituality.


Have a wonderful day, and rest of the week my dear, kind, lovable, loving reader...


Speak soon...


Elizabeth


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Monday, September 7, 2020

Are You Seeking Spirituality?

Hello there, my dear reader!

How are you doing today?

Did you meditate?

I have a prayer in my heart you read my last post, Would You Meditate for a $Million$, and you began or renewed your commitment to meditate.

If you haven't read it, you can by clicking here.

I believe, with all my heart and soul, if a person is seeking spiritual things, a person can, and will get there faster if they meditate.

Do you know the greatest commandment in the law given by Jesus the Christ?

In the book of Matthew, from the Holy Bible, a lawyer asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment in the law, in which Jesus replied, "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. 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 22:37-40, New Testament, Holy Bible, KJV

Do you believe in this commandment?

If so, do you live it?

This is actually quite brilliant because love is spiritual. If we love, we appreciate, we have compassion, we are cooperative, and we want to learn, and listen to understand. These ways of being, which are the fruit of the spirit, which is who we really are, leads to happiness, joy, and vitality. Therefore, love and spirituality are genius.

Isn't it true?

I do not know about you, but for me, I have always sought spiritual things the best I know how. As I continue to seek more and more, I learn so much from what I observe, and read.

I've been reading the scriptures, literally, since my son was about three years old, and he is thirty four now. That's a lot of research, and this studying of mine is driven by the desire for spiritual things.

I've had the coolest jobs, with some pretty amazing titles, and they were plenty of fun. I've obtained education and certificates that are, in my eyes, quite impressive to myself, seeing how I never thought I was smart enough to accomplish them. I've had great health, and magnificent relationships throughout my life but none of it could, or would have happened if I was not on this path of pursuit for the divine. The best part is the ineffable happiness I feel when I am connected to God.

I am not, by any means, at one with Heavenly Father all of the time, but I try to be much of the time with increases in that relationship. This, I believe, is all possible because of my desire for, research in, and studies on spiritual things.

The greatest commandment, in the law, is probably the most important thing we can live when we are on a quest for spirituality. So, the question is, how does one live this great law?

That is an excellent question!

Maybe you believe you already live this law. Truly, no one but Christ has lived it fully. Therefore, we must continue the obtainment if we're looking for an even more transcendental experience.

What does it mean to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind?

We should probably discuss what love is first, mustn't we?

There are scriptures indicating what love is, especially perfect love. "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." ~1John 4:18, New Testament, Holy Bible, KJV.

Fear comes from the human conditioning of competition; a you against me type of thinking, and creates anger, anxiety, and depression.

Perfect love comes from a cooperation; a you and me type of thinking, and creates calm, confidence, and happiness.

Perfect love is a synergy with God.

Cooperation with God is truly living the commandment of love.

I try my hardest to talk and walk with God, always! The reason I do this is because that is what a loving daughter does, and it gives me inner peace.

Unity with God, and living with inner peace is what this life is all about.

Working with God leads to enlightenment, and is achieved by practice.

There are three stages in life and they are innocence, adolescence, and enlightenment.

As we mature we teeter back and fourth between innocence and adolescence, and adolescence and enlightenment.

Innocence is a spiritual being growing, and learning through this human encounter.

Adolescence is an angry, anxious, and competitive attitude with others, learned from the human experience.

Enlightenment is a calm, confident, connection to God. Some people are lucky enough to be trained up this way, and some suffer and struggle much before they reach this height. Then there are those that seem so far from this stage, it is difficult to ever conceive of them getting there.

Yes, I ramble! Ha!

But it's okay because there are so many people seeking a connection to God, and an inner peace that comes from self research on spiritual things.

If you are seeking, and I can point you in the direction of more spirituality, while I am walking this path myself, I am grateful for the opportunity.

But first, you gotta meditate!

Well, that's a fib really because you don't gotta do anything but! If you do meditate, you will get there so much faster. 

Trust me on this!

This is all leading to contemplation, focus, and meditation on the love part of the great commandment.

Contemplation, focus, and meditation on perfect love.

Are you ready?

In our daily meditation, at the same time everyday, let us contemplate, focus, and meditate upon perfect love.

To give you an idea of what this looks like, I am reminded of a young, innocent boy, who would talk to me with love, in the midst of pointing out my inaccurate view of reality. When my son was but a toddler, he would put both his palms on each side of my face, with love, and explain to me how my view of others was a little off. I listened to him because I love him. 

Adolescence, the competitive stage of life, does not listen, because an insecure person values being right. This being right, is the very essence of what a person may believe his or her value and worth are. This person, who needs to be right, has a closed mind to evidence. This is the opposite of self love.

To love is to learn, and listen, with compassion, for evidence of the truth.

The reason I give this example is because I was that very competitive, insecure individual, much of the time. Sometimes, that person comes back to haunt me. But, I do not want to be that person because, although she can hurt others, she harms herself more than anyone else.

When you love yourself, you have an open mind.

When you love yourself, you learn by listening to understand.

When you love yourself, you have no need to compete.

When you love yourself, you feel safety and security.

When you love yourself, you can and will discover what perfect love is.

When you love yourself, God abides in you.

Appreciation and compassion are the truths that can and will bring an individual to this perfect love we are meditating upon.

Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to meditate upon perfect love, in our daily meditation, set aside at the same time everyday.

Contemplate, focus, and meditate upon perfect love and learn, by listening for guidance and inspiration towards understanding.

Love shows me great things, and I pray it will show you more spiritual things too.

That's all I got...

My rambles and repetitions on seeking spirituality...

Big Hugs...

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Would You Meditate for a $Million$

Hey hey! How are you doing today?

I hope and pray you're calm, confident, and chilling out, it's what destressing is all about.

Got a question for you! Would you meditate for one million dollars?

If I told you I'd give you one million dollars, if you meditated for one year, would you do it?

What if you had to set aside the same time every day for thirty minutes and just quiet your mind, focus on your breath, and heartbeat. Would you do it for one million dollars?

I’d bet you'd do it. If it only takes thirty minutes out of your day, and you just have to sit there listening to your breath, and feeling your heart beat, anyone would probably do it. How hard could it be for a mere million?

I’m pretty sure that if I offered that to anybody they would do it.

Why would they do it? They would do it because they believe that a million dollars would make them happy. 


Everyone is searching for happiness.

Why do you suppose people are searching for happiness? Is it because misery is so draining and unwanted?

It is my humble opinion that we want happiness because it relieves misery. It is also my humble opinion that we want happiness because it brings an inner peace.

What if you cared about yourself, believed in yourself, and you loved yourself enough to meditate for thirty minutes at the same time every day to bring you inner peace?

There are two reasons, I believe, most recently, I am living a life with inner peace. 

The first reason is my desire to know God, and my faith in God. That desire and faith brings me to my knees every morning, when I wake up, and every evening before I retire for sleep. That faith has guided me to read my scriptures, and to learn about God, Christ, and life.

The second reason is my faithfulness to God has brought me to meditate. This meditation, which I’ve been doing for twenty one years, has brought calm, confidence, a quiet mind, and a relaxed body. This meditation has allowed me to discern, and observe my behaviors and beliefs, and leads me to my connection to God. This connection gives me magnificent cooperation with life, and with others.

This connection to, and cooperation with God brings me to a place of being the person I had no idea I could ever be. This person, that I am today, is the exact opposite of what I was the first part of my life. I was angry, anxious, depressed, and wallowing in despair.

The opposite of what I was, is the fruit of the spirit. I am not perfect but, I practice what I believe, trying to make better habits into permanent behaviors.

If I could see the world through God’s understanding, I could and would see everyone with compassion and love, all of the time. This understanding leads to knowing we are all imperfect, and on our own unique individual path. I believe in this compassion and love, with all my heart, and my desire is to behave like I believe it.

My old desires were to change the world. My new desires are to change my world, which is between God and me. With this new me, the spiritual me, I am able to lift and love the environment in which I stand, the people I am with, and me.

This is worth more to me than one million dollars a year.


Are you opposed to meditation?

If so...

Would you allow me to persuade you to meditate?

Do you believe in yourself, and that you are capable of meditating

Do you want to increase your faith in and connection to God, and lift yourself more? 

Yes!?! 

Meditation is probably one of the most valuable habits a person can develop for an increase in life. 

Besides connecting to God, and creating a habit of inner peace, meditation can, and will replace the human habit of hurry and worry?

Meditation is essential for self control.

The self control I am talking about is calm, confident, cooperative, and thoughtful behavior. Self control is part of the fruit of the spirit.

The opposite of self control is lack of impulse control. 

Lack of control over the mind, leads to anger, anxiety, depression, despair, hurry and worry. 

A quiet mind is a controlled mind, and leads to governed emotions. 

Lack of control over the physical senses, leads to addictions like alcohol, food, and inappropriate, and unhealthy conduct.

Meditation is all about destressing yourself from the troublesome human conditioning into the peaceful spiritual nature. This harmonious spiritual nature I am talking about, is who we really are.

Through meditation we can discover who we truly are and, what power we precisely possess.

Have I convinced you about meditation?

Have I talked you into an assignment, and/or a recommitment?

Our new assignment, our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to pick a time, the same time every day, to sit and relax the body and mind, for five minutes. The only thing we have to do is focus on the breath going in and out of the lungs, and feel the heart beat.

Focusing on the breath and beat of the heart, is life. Therefore, we are focusing on life. Pretty cool eh?

This assignment is not for four days though.


This assignment is meant to begin at five minutes for four days.

Then to ten minutes for the next four days.

Then fifteen minutes for the next four days.

Then twenty minutes for the next four days.

Then twenty five minutes for the next four days.

Finally, thirty minutes, everyday, at the same time, and for the rest of your life.

Can you see how this will enhance your life as you get older?

Can you see how a still mind connects you to God, governs your behaviors, and allows more, of being the person you ultimately desire to be?

Whatever we practice we can make permanent, and eventually become perfect at. It is a science! Practice makes permanent habits. 

This is living by desire.

I've always known that God is real.

I attended church every Sunday, read my scriptures everyday, and continue to pray all day. 

I endeavor to talk and walk with God. 

I'm learning.

I'm listening more.

I love more than I ever thought possible.

This learning, listening, and loving has given me great understanding.

I am but an infant, maybe a toddler, in comprehending spiritual things.

Just a meditating girl, learning spiritual things, in a human world.

The best part for me, is the guidance, and inspiration I receive by being still on a regular basis.

This guidance and inspiration comes from a calm, confidence, and a relaxed body and mind. This gives me feelings and thoughts of safety and security in most circumstances. This is absolutely miraculous because I use to be the opposite.

If I can quiet my mind, and relax my body, on a regular basis, for years, anyone can. 

Trust me on this one!

It is so worth the spiritual expansion.

I believe in myself.

I believe in you.

I know that I am love.

And I know you are too.

If you do not believe and know this for you, and want to, please accept the mission.

God bless you my dear sweet reader. I know you are there. God guides me and inspires me to write these words for you. I believe, with all my heart and soul this is true.

Enjoy your week...

And your new commitment...

Or recommitment if you already meditate.

Big Hugs...

Elizabeth

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Crazy Me!

Hey there!

How are you doing today?

I'm hoping and praying for you, and that you are enjoying life!

Someone sent me this old post of mine, and I found it funny. It's funny because it's pretty much who I am. The words I write in my blog posts only show a glimpse of me.

Thought I'd link it so you could read it if you'd like to. It's titled "Am I Crazy?" It is a post I wrote back in November of 2011.

I'm posting it here because it's funny to me, it has an exercise for you, and I worked seven days this week, so I missed writing a fresh new post.

Here it is... "Am I Crazy?"

Hope it makes you smile!

Enjoy your week my dear reader.

Big Hugs, and Prayers that you are living a life of focus on love, and joy.

Elizabeth

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

What is Love?

Hey, hey! How are you doing today?

Hoping, and praying for your calm, and confidence.

In my last post, Leveling Up, the spiritual experiment was the contemplation that we are love. If you didn't read it you can by clicking here.

Did you do the experiment? I did. 

It really got me to think about what love is.

One of the first things that came to my mind is the scripture about charity, because charity is the pure love of Christ.

"Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth:" ~1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Holy Bible, KJV

Long verse, but full of information.

Think on when a child is born, is not all of the above true for many years of life, until a child becomes acquainted with fear, the opposite of love?

Fear promotes competition, and is a conditioning of the human existence.

Fear provokes the stress response, and creates insecurity, the opposite of confidence.

Fear is like hate, and faith is like love. Faith and love are the positive aspects of behaviors and beliefs, and fear and hate are the negative aspects.

There are some people who never hate. Can you believe that? I observe people like this all the time.

There are some people who rarely love. These individuals are looking for things to hate because that is what they do.

I discovered I do not want to be looking for things I hate, quite some time ago, and that is why I never say, "I hate..." fill in the blank. I rather say, "I don't love..." fill in the blank. Thoughts and words have power, and I am trying to train myself to use my thoughts and words for my individual power.

There are several words that I have eliminated from my vocabulary, some time ago, because of the destructive power.

Another scripture that came to my mind, as I contemplated that I am love is 1 John 4:16, Holy Bible, KJV. "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him." 

God is love, and love is God.

This, my dear sweet reader, is our connection to the Divine. This is our connection to God. Love is, in fact, God. Love is spiritual.

Not only is love spiritual, it is brought on by our mind. If we contemplate, focus, and meditate upon things, as we have been doing, we create a life of more love, and a life of more spirituality, which is connecting to God.

I love love.

I want to think thoughts of love.

I want to believe thoughts of love.

I want to behave from thoughts of love.

Although I am far from perfect, I shall practice each and every day because I feel the leveling up to enlightenment.

If you are like me, and you want to level up, and lift your life, and love, let us continue in the spiritual experiments.

What do you say my dear sweet reader?

New spiritual experiment.

This one has to do with learning, and listening to understand. The understanding is, we truly are okay where we are. We have to be okay. This doesn't mean we don't want more. It means it's okay to be okay, and it's okay to want more.

The opposite of being okay is not being okay, which basically kills the joy of the journey. What if a person's focus is so intensely on what is wrong in life that he or she cannot be okay? Does he or she have the power to practice focusing by desire? Focusing on what is good and right? 

Every functioning human has the power to focus by desire but, not every person has the belief he or she can. This lack of belief in the self can be overcome.

I want, with all my heart and soul, to feel the love God, and life, has for me. How about you? If you have that desire in your heart and soul, like me, here in lies an affirmation, contemplation, focus, and meditation.

"I do not need anyone, or me, to be better, and I do not need to beat anyone, or myself up verbally." It's our affirmation for this week, to a path of more love.

This may seem too simple but, it is extremely deep. 

Maybe you are dramatic, and maybe you are not. Maybe you don't even know you are dramatic or not, but do this experiment, and you will find out if you are.

Drama leads to chaos.

Calm, confidence, and inner peace leads to clarity.

Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to contemplate, focus, and meditate on the affirmation, "I do not need anyone, or me, to be better, and I do not need to beat anyone, or myself up verbally."

Remember, it has to do with learning, and listening to understand. The understanding is, we truly are okay where we are. 

Love is the truth! Understanding this love, and who we really are, is the truth.

That is all...

Big Hugs to you my dear sweet reader.

Thank you so much for traveling the journey of enlightenment and leveling up with me.

Have a wonderful week of unconditional love.

Elizabeth

ps Amazon is featuring my book, How to Destress Via Stress Test & Stress Relief, for free today, Monday, August 17, 2020. You can get your free copy by clicking here. If you'd like to give me a lovely review, I would really appreciate it. 

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Leveling Up


Hello! Hello! My dear reader! How are you doing today?

I hope and pray, that you are doing okay.

That picture above is a very sweet memory of my son and I on his sixth birthday. It was a surprise party, and it was so sweet to see his reaction when he was greeted by all his family and friends.

What a wonderful moment, I shall never forget.

This young one of mine taught me what pure unconditional love is. Do you know that children are pure unconditional love? Sometimes they stay that way, and sometimes life teaches them, us, how to put conditions on our love, especially for ourselves.

In my last post, Creating Energy Over Exhaustion, I discussed how love and joy create energy, and hate and misery take it away. If you haven't read it, you can read it now by clicking here.

In this recent post, I invited you to do a spiritual experiment with me. Did you do it? If not, that's alright. If so, how'd it go?

I did the experiment, and I found out that I became more aware of two things. First, I became aware of thoughts I was thinking that indicated I did not, in fact, believe in myself in certain situations.

This is very enlightening for me because, I really believe I have great confidence. This shows me that I am not as confident as I believe, and not as aware of all of the thoughts that I think.

Second, I found myself considering the truth of who I really am. Intellectually, I believe that we are all love, unconditional love.

Do you believe that you, we, are love?

I believe it!

I say this so often.

When we are born, we are this cuddly little baby full of love, from God, and then life, parents, teachers, and society show us we are loved based on conditions.

What I mean is, when we are born we are pure love, all of the time. Then human conditioning shows us, through approval, and disapproval from others, we are loved when we do the things that please others.

The reason I found myself contemplating this is because I know that we are love. I believe love is the truth, and I believe I am love. So why do I not believe in myself in certain circumstances, and situations if I believe I am love?

Crazy, I know... It's my uniqueness.

The answer is, in my humble opinion, because of the human training that has taught me to put conditions on my belief in me, and my love for myself.

Do you believe you put conditions on how and when you believe in, and love yourself?

You are love! 

Love is the truth.

Think about the opposite, hate.

What does love bring to this world, to your world? What does love bring to the person you are with, and the environment you are in?

What does hate bring? 

What if, we considered the truth for a couple days? The truth being, we are love. 

Love feels great! 

Love feels like faith and fun. 

If you don't want to consider love as a focus, try asking yourself, and meditating upon the truth. 

What is the truth about you? Love maybe? It definitely is not hate. 

Unconditional love has no hate! Conditional love has hate when one does not love. Think about that!

This may seem abstract to you, and if it does, it's alright. The purpose of it all is to contemplate, focus, and meditate by desire on spiritual things.

If we are not choosing our thoughts, we are not actively choosing our actions, behaviors, and beliefs. We can leverage our habitual way of thinking by pointing ourselves in higher thoughts rather than lower ones.

I don't really know how else to say that.

We are living spiritual lives by desire, or we are living human conditioning by default.

Your mission, our mission, should we choose to accept it is to ponder, often, at the forefront of our mind, the truth that we are, in fact, love, or just contemplate what the truth is for you. 

It's just another spiritual experiment.

Here's to another successful week of love, and feeling good. Feeling God!

God bless you my dear reader.

God bless you with faith, patience, and trust.

Believe in God, wait on Him, and trust Him.

He will strengthen you no matter what you are going through.

Love, love...


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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Creating Energy Over Exhaustion

Hello! How are you doing?

I hope and pray, you're doing okay!

I really, truly do hope and pray you are doing okay because I know what a life full of anger, anxiety, depression, and/or despair can feel like, and I don't want anyone to experience it.

There are people I talk with whom experience deep despair. After listening to their story, it is, quite often, easy to help them face the direction of healing. This healing I am talking about is moving in the direction of energy, love, and joy.

Love, and joy give energy, and the opposites, fear and despair, take it away.

I'm learning that most people will go through exhausting times of fear and despair. Some individuals remain there for quite sometime. It is my humble opinion that those who remain there, do not know the way out. 

I have seen the most miserable people become the happiest, and the most successful people become the worst sort of individual. Things happen in life and it causes leveling up, or leveling down.

In my humble opinion, we all go up and down but, some of us go really high, and really low. As where some individuals' ups and downs seem minimal.

A very important key to leveling up is believing in the self. Whether a person believes in God, or not, if they don't believe in themselves that individual won't even think a thought in his or her favor. If a person will not even think a thought in his or her favor, it is very likely that individual will remain in a rut for quite sometime.

Anyone can search for, and find instructions on how to be the most successful person in his or her world, but if he or she doesn't believe in themselves, there is less likelihood of self initiation on the training.

When a person does not believe in his or herself, the mind is closed shut to any kind of guidance or help to live a life of love. A life of love gives energy.

Love is the most powerful energy in the world.

God is love. It says so in the scriptures, and it also says, "When we abide in love, God abides in us."

Think about it for a minute. Have you ever been in love? When anyone is in love, the energy and happiness is through the roof, is it not?

A life of love is all about focus.

If a person is unhappy, and they ask me for help, I always point them in the direction of focus. 

You could have twin brothers or sisters, one is very happy, and the other is miserable. What is the difference? Habitual focus is the difference. Same home, same family, same lifestyle, and same world, just different habitual focus.

People who are in the past, or are afraid of the future, and/or have given up on themselves, i.e., don't believe in themselves create exhaustion. It is absolutely exhausting to live a life without love for others, and yourself.

Why am I rambling about energy versus exhaustion? Because it takes energy to sustain a life of love during stressful times. Stress is exhausting. Anger, anxiety, depression, and despair are exhausting because they are stressful habits of focus.

I've listened to people who've told a story of sadness and/or trauma from the past. These individuals have, sometimes, been telling the same story for years, on occasion, a decade, or decades. This rehashing may keep them in a place of despair for several reasons.

First of all, telling an unsuccessful story that happened in the past, over and over, beats the self up by the constant reliving of the unwanted. That person is literally verbally abusing him or herself. Why would anyone do that? Because they don't know better. (Partly why I do not believe in therapy.) My opinion!

Second, if an individual is so stuck in the misery of the past, he or she is unable to enjoy the present moment. This is not only confusion, it is a very distorted view of reality. It's not normal to repeat a story from ten months or ten years ago that will bring anyone down, especially the self. Doing this ruins the moment of life, and kills the goal of enjoying the journey.

Thirdly, when anyone behaves by default on a regular basis, he or she gives up his or her power, value, and worth. The person who knows how to direct thoughts by desire stands in his or her power, value and worth.

Finally, it's exhausting. The self abuse, inability to enjoy life, and lack of power, value, and worth, creates and sustains exhaustion. Emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual exhaustion manufactures burnout on life, which leads to despair.

It's not normal to live in the past! Living in the regret of the past is so very draining.

It is absolutely normal to believe in yourself! Living with a life of focused, organized, and productive thoughts for the self gives magnificent love, and mighty energy.

I'm rambling, I know!

It's just that I talk to people who want help, and some get the focus by desire, and some don't. Some people come back again, and again for help, and sometimes get it little by little, and that's actually okay. Little by little is how we level up in all things.

Leveling up to a life of love gives glorious energy, and it takes focus by desire.

The life of anger, anxiety, depression, and/or despair, which are all states of fear, are exhausting. If a person believed in themselves enough to think a thought in his or her favor, he or she could, and would move towards more energy. 

What is the a thought a person could think in his or her favor?

It's simple...

"I want to believe in myself!"

This statement is a thought of desire for the person who would like to, not only believe in his or herself, but to increase energy.

Ridiculous?

All persons have a mood of their mind. Some have confidence, some have self disdain, and some teeter back and forth between the two. Confidence, and disdain, both come from behaviors, which come from beliefs, which come from thoughts that we keep thinking. The thoughts that we keep thinking create our reality. Like the twins, I mention above.

If you are exhausted from stress, anger, anxiety, depression, or despair, why not try a spiritual experiment with me?

Affirm, contemplate, focus on, and meditate upon the thought, "I want to believe in myself." Let it consume your thoughts. Do it for at least four days. And if you are brave enough, for an entire week.

I'll do it too. 

I know that repeated thoughts and words have great power to level up or lower down. This experiment is meant to lift, and dispute any thoughts of fear of the future, or unwanted stories from the past that you may have been thinking for too long.

I'm not asking you to ignore anything. I'm not even asking you to fake it until you make it. I'm suggesting a change in focus.

It's a spiritual experiment to assist in leveling up in energy and life. 

I'm rooting for you! I only want to point myself, and anyone else who may want it, in the direction of energy, love and joy. I believe this will develop more confidence, cooperation, happiness, and health.

Let's see how it goes.

Big Hugs dear reader. I appreciate you, I truly do!

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

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