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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Destressing Deep Despair

Hello my dear reader...

Happy Sunday...

Destressing Deep Despair is what I'd like to discuss this day.

Some of you may have other things pressing on you besides world news. You may have personal crisis or difficulties that are causing deep despair.

If you do, please let me help and try to point you in the direction of destressing any despair.

If I could just bring you to the future, maybe a year or two from now, you may find yourself saying, "Oh my goodness, I really was freaked out over (insert whatever you might be struggling with now)."

Do you remember the hard times in the past and how you are doing much better, than then, now?

When I was a young, unwed, pregnant woman, thirty four years ago, I was in great turmoil. Could you imagine? What was I going to do? How was I going to support myself? How on earth was I going to raise another human being when I still needed growing up myself?

I was more afraid of the future than I ever was. The best part of it all is, having my son was the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I've learned to love like I have never loved before. I've learned that I am brave, courageous, resilient, and full of tenacity. 

We all have the capability to see how the struggle can and will make us stronger. That strength I am talking about is the faith, patience, and trust in God.

This faith, patience, and trust in God is within us, we just have to practice it. We can reach for it within our mind, and practice it moment to moment.

Think about your past for a second. 

When were you in despair before, prayed to your Heavenly Father, and then an answered prayer came? If you really think about it, sometimes it was immediate, and sometimes it was delayed a little while.

Were you ever in financial crisis, and relief came?

Were you ever in deep loneliness, or sadness, and relief came?

Were you ever in a dark place because of health, and prayers were answered?

Did you ever have a relationship end, and you thought it was the end of the world but you survived?

We can look in the past at our struggles and suffering, and see with clarity, the relief always came. The relief will always come.

I have suffered very much, and without going into detail, I have come to know a great lesson, and that is... everything is going to be alright, no matter what, because it always is. It always works out.

If we could but know, it always works out, before we freak out in our mind over the future, on what might happen, we can have serenity in our soul.

The crux of fear, aka insecurity, is we can freak out over the future, and our mind can make us crazy because we believe the thoughts we are thinking. Sometimes it's not so easy to relieve despair in another person, because of frightening thoughts of the future. 

I've helped thousands of people in despair and there are two things I know for sure: first, people will argue for their despair, and you cannot argue with fear. Therefore, I let them work it out, in their mind, and with God. Arguing with despair becomes about being right, and I do not need, or want to be right. 

Second, people who are in their lowest place, and want to suffer no more, will try almost anything to relieve the sorrow. Wanting relief from despair is probably why so many people, in anguish, are willing to listen, and can hear God's words.

The difference between the two, I present above, about despair are arguing, and listening. Arguing to be right because the insecure person is tired of being wrong. And listening for respite because the person is tired of a weary soul.

If you are in deep despair, and weary, because of what is going on in your life, and/or the world, I have listed links to posts below, and hopefully it will help you, if you need it.

I just want to point you towards healing, if you need it, and if you want it. That's all I can do, is be here for you.

There is a lot going on in the world right now, and I have faith that everything is alright, and that everything is going to get even better. My belief is based on my faith in God, life, others, and myself.

God bless you my dear reader...

Ever praying for your comfort, and strength. 

Ever here for you when you need it.

Speak soon...

Elizabeth


Destressing Deep Despair Link List


Relieving Despair

Three Most Important Things When Destressing Despair

Destressing Moments of Despair

How to Destress Despair

Why Meditation

Do You Have an Open Mind?

Deepest Moments of Despair Part II

Ungrateful Me

Relationship with God

The Most Important Thing to Do

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Faith in the Future

Hey, hey...

Happy Sunday...

Faith in the future is what I'd like to discuss this day...

Back in 2008, when the economy barely began to crash, very few people were experiencing it. A gentleman contacted me, one of the first I'd ever helped that wasn't in the emergency field or military. This husband, and father was very frightened of the future because he lost his job and was in the midst of trying to obtain another.

He is a brilliant man, as most men and women are but, insecurity tends to block our intelligence. Fear gets in the way of intellectual thinking because it is often a distorted view of reality.

In working with this person, we had destressed his fear so that he could ease his moodiness and irritability, and focus and organize his thoughts. He was then able to enjoy the temporary time, he was given by God, to spend with his family.

Fearful thoughts tend to block our ability to have faith, enjoy life, and connect to God. Fearful thoughts of the future played over and over in the mind can, and will cause anger, anxiety, depression, despair, moodiness, irritability, and panic attacks.

Fear is very normal in this human existence, yet some of us become so fearful of the future that we cannot think of solutions. The thing is, whether we have faith in the future or fear for the future we cannot tell the future. If we were such great fortune tellers, could we not be making a million dollars a year?

Some people are convinced they have to be afraid, and this is a distorted view of reality. To waste energy and argue for fear is a very powerful disconnection from God.

It is the confident people who are running successful careers, companies, families, and organizations. It is the insecure individuals that don't get the opportunity for advancement because insecurity is uncooperative with success. 

I've mentioned this very much lately that we are contemplating, and focusing mechanisms.

So, if you are one of those individuals whom has fear of the future, and would like to evolve your behaviors and beliefs to having faith in the future, I have an experiment for you.

I do these experiments all the time...

I'm always conducting personal, spiritual experiments, and that's how I connect with, and talk and walk with God.

The experiments I do, always help me level up little by little, and I want to help anyone else who'd like to advance spiritually, meaning in their faith, love, and trust.

So, if you want to...

Here we go...

The Experiment...

This week, starting today...

Memorize all of the below, and repeat it as often as possible, all the while doing it as you say it.

"I Trust in God! And, I know, more amazing things that I could ever imagine will happen."

"Affirm it!"

"Contemplate it!"

"Meditate upon it!"

'Visualize it!"

Memorize, and repeat, "I Trust in God! And, I know, more amazing things that I could ever imagine will happen."

Affirm it after you say, "affirm it."

Contemplate it after you say, "contemplate it."

Meditate upon it after you say, "meditate upon it."

Visualize it after you say, "visualize it."

Does this sound silly to you?

This will not only help you focus on faith by desire, it is reconditioning and retraining your mind. I've done this, and still do. I've helped many of you create affirmations and ways of focusing, and some of you know it works. Some of you may have never followed through. It's all about the desire versus default theory.

Do this all day long in your mind, especially if and when the fear of the future creeps in. Trust me, it'll work. The goal is to be fully present in your mind as you do it so that you are not just saying it but really believing it and feeling it.

You, we, me are affirming, contemplating, meditating upon, and visualizing anyway. That is what we do as humans. Some of us focus on the worst, some of us focus on the best, and some of us go back and forth between the two.

It is your authority, and power to choose what you will do with your beliefs and behaviors. And you can do what you will by default or desire if you want to.

But the experiment is to see how great it works. It works! It will ease your stress more and more, as you continue in it. That is my humble opinion from my experiences.

One last thing. If you'd like to eliminate your fear and increase your faith even more, another thing you can do is not listen to and read, all day long, or even a little, the fear posts in social media, and the media. I'm just suggesting to limit it. If you really care about what goes in your mind you will limit it.

The scriptures don't teach us...

Trust in the Lord, unless...

Have faith in God, unless...

All things are possible with God, unless...

The truth is!

Trust in the Lord!

Have faith in God!

All things are possible with God!

So! Trust in God! And more amazing things that you could ever imagine will happen.

It's the law of faith my friend.

You are brilliant, and you have common sense. Common sense is confidence! Insecurity and fear is not common sense or confidence. Insecurity and fear lead to personality disorders, and phobias.

The evidence is clear!

Praying for your faithfulness, and fearlessness my dear sweet reader.

I have faith in you!

I have faith in me!

I most assuredly have faith in God otherwise I couldn't have faith in you or me.

Faith can heal the world.

God bless you and here's to your successful experiment. I'll do it too...

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Trust In God!

Hey, hey! Happy Sunday...

Trusting God is what I'd like to ramble about this day... such an appropriate topic, wouldn't you say?

Last week, I wrote about trusting in God, the most important thing, and if you missed it, you may read it by clicking here.  

I'd like to expound on trusting in God, just to help anyone who is worried about what is going on right now in the news media, and social media.

I say the medias because that's where a lot of false information can go viral.

There are a lot of theories out there but, there is only one I subscribe to, and that is God is in charge. With this subscription, I believe that all things are for my good, which is my spiritual expansion, which is basically my faith, love, patience, and trust.

Faith, love, patience, and trust comes from God, and is strengthened by God. This strength promotes confidence in this world, which basically provides happiness, health, love, magnificent relationships, and wealth.

The opposite of confidence is insecurity, which is basically fear, aka stress. Stress is the number one cause of every illness. When I say every illness, I am talking about medical, and mental illnesses and physical injuries, but I'll save that for another post.

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6, Holy Bible, KJV

God is in charge! If we could but understand our loving Heavenly Father, we could, and would trust Him. Like any loving Father, He allows things for our spiritual growth. The only difference between a loving Heavenly Father, and a loving earthly Father is God is perfect, knows, and sees all things. That is exactly why we cannot lean on our own understanding.

I will not participate in doubt, fear, or worry because I have enough knowledge, and practice, to know what leads to a connection to God, and a faithful, and fearless life. 

If I could do anything in all my ramblings it would be to point anyone, who wants more out of life, towards his or her faithfulness, and fearlessness. I am ever pointing. 

Pointing to faithfulness, and fearlessness begins with belief in, and trust in God.

Yesterday, I spoke to a woman who said she was afraid of what was to come, and then she went on and on about her fear. I politely interrupted her and reminded her that God is in charge, and to trust in the Lord.

Her entire attitude changed, and began to speak the words of faith in God. What an amazing difference a reminder can make.

We must remind ourselves constantly that God is at the helm of it all.

I've said this many, many times, and I'm just a reminding you ~wink~ we are focusing, habitual, mechanisms, and that is why worry becomes so strong. We can change that worry into confidence by practice into permanence via reminders. 

I understand I repeat myself eh-em... repeatedly, he he he. But! Repetition is the great law of emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual learning.

So remember to remind yourself that God is in fact, in charge. We can in fact, expand spiritually through faith, and trust.

One last thing...

I travel all over the United States, I've been to every state except Alaska, and hardly anyone is talking about what is going on in the media because they are confident. The average person is confident, and enjoying life. If you do not see that, it may be because the dramatic people are the loudest people.

Fear is not normal...

Happiness is normal...

The fearful people are the loudest, especially on social media. You may or may not agree with me, and you may even get mad at me but, many people are on social media for acknowledgement, and that acceptance is a false security.

I'm not criticizing anyone, I'm just merely stating a fact that the majority of people are silent and enjoying life, able to see people practicing fear.

Do you ever see others and wonder why they live such happy lives, and you don't?

No? Then you are the norm.

Yes? Then possibly, you are one of the dramatic.

I do not mean to be unkind, and I pray I do not offend. The thing is, when I was young and dramatic, slowly but surely, I discovered it was not normal by paying attention to happy successful people.

It's all about the focus, which is your practice, whether you like it or not.

That's all...

Trust in God my friend...

Contemplate it, focus on it, and you will, without a doubt make it permanent.

And! Meditate! Empty the mind of all doubt, fear, and worry!

One last, last thing...

I look at my stats on how many people read my blog, and it has been double the daily norm. This says to me, stress is high, and people are looking for relief.

The relief comes from your maker, my dear sweet friend. Trust in Him!

One of my favorite friends posted this scripture yesterday on twitter, and I must give her the credit. It is the truth!

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

The crux of the human conditioning can convince people we have no control over this power, love, and sound mind, but I am here to show you otherwise, my dear brother/sister of this world.

I love you, and I am ever praying for you!

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

Here are some posts that may help you with your trust in God, and your desired faithfulness, and fearlessness...

Current Events & Stress

Are You in Crisis Mode?

Standing in Your Power

Getting Closer to God

The Lesson of Life

Destress with Perspective

The Most Important Thing to do

Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Most Important Thing To Do

Hello there my dear friend...

The most important thing to do is what I'd like to discuss this day...

How are you doing? I'm ever praying that you are leveling up by connecting to God...

The other day I had a dream that God came to me and said, "You are helping a specific individual by the words that you write. You will guide this person to levels that are needed to be obtained in order to do work I have sent this person to do in this life." 

I'm a dreamer, and my dreams are, often times, more real than my awake life. If I told you some of the dreams that I have had, you may think me crazy, or you may resonate because I know there are people out there like me.

Anyway, I believe my dreams. I believe it when I have a dream about God coming to me. Why do I believe it? Because I've had so many dreams very similar to this one.

About a week ago, I had a dream that I was at the veil between this life and the next, and it was a very bright white with gold glitter. It was so bright that it should have blinded me but didn't.

Why am I telling you about my dreams? I am telling you because I know that the veil between this life, and the next, is very thin when we are connected to God, and when we are sleeping. One of the reasons I believe this is because of my dreams. Another reason is when we are asleep, our negative emotions are weakened by unconsciousness, and negative emotions disconnect us from God. When we are without negative emotions, we are more aware of and connected to God.

I trust in my dreams because I trust in God. I could write a book alone, about all the people, who have passed from this life, and have come to me in my dreams.

I have learned the most important thing to do is trust in God. With this trust comes guidance, and inspiration. With this guidance, and inspiration comes confidence in life, others, and the self.

This is what I'm leading up to with all this talk...

The most important thing we can/could do, in this life, is learn to trust in God.

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6, Holy Bible, KJV

The greatest, most permanent stress relief comes from a calm, and confident believing, which cannot come from anyone, or anything else than God. 

When we learn to live in a calm, and confident way, connected to God, all negative emotions that fall under anger, anxiety, depression, and despair, fall away.

Sound impossible? I totally understand that some may believe it impossible to live without these negative emotions. Trust me, I was the most angry, anxious, depressed person I knew, wallowing in despair quite often. Now, I have not one ounce of negative emotion in any part of my being for more than a millisecond, because when and if I do, I remember, and go back to trusting God, knowing He is in charge. This did not happen over night, I practiced it for years, into permanence, replacing the fear with faith.

If I can live without negative emotions, anybody can. The only way to get there is to practice connecting to and trusting God, and making it permanent.

I'm not just talking about attending church every Sunday, and saying your prayers morning and night. I am talking about keeping God at the forefront of your mind so that you know deep down in your soul that you can trust Him because you know He is in charge.

Dang... I ramble.

I do not apologize, defend, or explain my rambles. I do, however, want to remind myself, and you, that repetition is the great law of learning. Therefore, practice, practice, practice, into permanence, trusting God.

Like the scripture says above, "In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." In other words, practice keeping Heavenly Father in every thought, and guidance and inspiration will come more and more every hour of everyday. 

I know that this is so... I am a witness, and that's why I think the veil is so thin with me. This is why I believe I am blessed in my dreams. My dreams are blessings from God that let me know He is real.

I already know with all my heart and soul that He is real. 

My Heavenly Father directs my path because I acknowledge Him, and that increases my trust in Him.

So, I suppose the question now is, how do I practice my trust in God?

Here's an exercise for you...

Meditate upon, and memorize the first part of the scripture given above, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding."

When you wake up, first thing in the morning, contemplate this scripture.

Throughout the day, especially when you are feeling negative emotions, remind yourself, and repeat this scripture.

In the evening, as you lay your head on your pillow, to retire for the night, think on this saying.

Do this the entire week, and watch yourself lift in beliefs, behaviors, and blessings. It is my humble opinion, if you do this, even for just this week, your trust in God will level up like you've never seen it level up before.

This exercise will help you, if you want to, do the most important thing you can/could do, and that is trust in God.

This trust is the path to all the doors you are praying for, to all the doors to the answers to what you have been asking for.

It is my humble opinion that if you do this exercise for the rest of your life, and you make it a permanent habit of contemplation, you will be put directly on the path you are suppose to be on.

This exercise is greater than any degree that you can/could obtain.

This exercise is greater than any title that you can/could obtain.

Degrees and titles become insignificant with time, ask any retired person. 

But!!! 

Connection to, and trust in God is eternal.

That is all...

I hope and pray you a beautiful and brilliant week my dear reader...

God bless you...

Speak soon...

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Destressing With Perspective

Hello there, my dear friend...

Praying you are doing well today, and better and better each day.

Destressing with perspective is what I'd like to discuss this day.

Looking back in time, when I was young, and a little dumb, I could remember regretting some of my behavior, after the fact.

One time, I yelled at my son for something really insignificant, and rather stupid, in my opinion. Afterwards, I felt horrible, and I thought to myself, "that is not normal."

I knew it wasn't normal because when you love someone, you don't yell at them. Some people believe that it is normal, and okay, but that is not love. It is, however, lack of control.

There are people in this world who are suffering from real things like death, dismemberment, divorce, and dying. On the other hand, there are people in this world who are not suffering from any real kind of devastation but act like they are. I was acting like I was suffering, and yet I was not, really.

Why do we act like someone is going to die when there is no real or present danger in the very moment? The answer is fear. We are afraid of what will happen, and we are afraid that we will not be able to handle it.

The human conditioning trains us to have doubt, fear, and worry. This doubt, fear, and worry is mental, and it is what causes much stress. This training teaches us to doubt our abilities, fear our future, and worry about our ability to handle "it", whatever that "it" is.

The most important thing I'd like to share with you is, if you are losing control over something that is not happening right now, you may be conditioned to panic unnecessarily. I call this the freak out button/switch.

Are you freaking out over something?

Are you over reacting, beyond proportion to the situation?

These are very important questions because if you answered yes, you may want to curve that behavior a little bit for the benefit of your happiness. Remember, what ever we practice becomes permanent.

If I could, I would teach the world to meditate because those who do become more aware, and more in control of their beliefs and behaviors.

I have taught many people, who suffer emotionally, to meditate, and the result is always, always, always, "I had no idea how negative my thoughts are." This awareness provides more control, and more change.

If I could help anyone with their stress, I would first get them to Connect to God, and then I would get them to meditate, for the rest of their life.

I have been meditating for nearly twenty one years, and I am pretty close to the person I had no idea I could be. 

I love so much! 

That statement may sound silly to you but it is my connection with God, and it is my cooperation with God, life, others, and myself. It is quite blissful. To be calm, confident, happy, healthy, fun, loving, and wealthy is the path that I have come to, and I attribute it all to God. Without meditation, I couldn't have gotten here as fast.

Please know I am not bragging, I am, in my own way, trying to get you, my dear sweet reader, to connect and cooperate with God, and to get there faster through meditation, if you want to.

Enlightenment is the leveling up in life that we all need, and without it, we cannot see the true perspective of what we are, and can be. 

Enlightenment is the spiritual expansion we are seeking. Many people believe we must get things to make us happy, but true happiness is spiritual.

If you'd like to ease your stress a little bit more with proper perspective, I'd suggest you practice Connecting to God, and quieting your mind, with meditation.

Listen to the sounds of this video I made for the purpose of meditation. Just focus there, and feel the safety in your moment. Your power is in your now! What you are thinking now will determine how you act and feel now.

If you'd like an assignment, try the video every morning, first thing, and every evening, last thing. Then bring the quiet safety with you, in your mind, throughout the day. 

Practice this everyday, and just watch yourself become more alert, and aware to your beliefs, and behaviors...

But please! Please! Please! Don't believe me... Try it and find out for yourself if it is true! Perspective! ~wink~

God bless you my dear friend...

Have a wonderful week, and a magnificent March...

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Lesson of Life

Hey, hey...

It's Sunday...

So, happy Sunday...

He, he...

Do you know what the lesson of life is?

The lesson of life is... when we are suffering and struggling, we turn to God for comfort and strength. When we turn to God, He shows us He's real.

That's the lesson!

If we suffer, and if we struggle over, and over, then turn to God over, and over, sooner or later we discover that we can turn to Him at all times. 

When we turn to Him at all times the comfort and strength for life comes. When the comfort and strength becomes a part of our everyday living, life is filled with ease and grace.

This ease and grace makes way for a feeling, and knowing of the unconditional love God has for us. Soon after, the human training of conditional love falls away, and we can know, and stand in a place connected to God, in perfect love without fear.

The fear I am talking about is anger, anxiety, depression, and despair. It may be hard for some people to believe that these negative emotions fall away. The point is, a person really has to learn for his or herself by turning to God regularly, not just on Sunday, or just when stuff hits the fan, if you get my meaning.

Some people may never learn this lesson in this lifetime. There are people who go to church every Sunday and are taught this every week, but do not live it. 

We can be taught this lesson, and we can know it intellectually but, until we live it, we will continue in our suffering and struggling.

To know deep down in the soul that God is real, is to believe it, and behave as though one believes it. This is faithfulness and fearlessness in practice.

The above average person resides in a spiritual state of being, connected to God. 

The average person, in my humble opinion, cannot be above average through human behavior. Meaning, lack of spiritual nature.

I do not believe in human nature, I only believe in human conditioning versus spiritual nature. 

Human conditioning teaches us about conditional love, and searching for happiness from others, which creates chaos rather than control.

Spiritual nature is the fruit of the spirit, and is who we really are, some of us just forget. This spiritual nature, our nature, allows us to be connected to God, with the state of confidence, and poise, and undaunted, and unfazed by the world around us.

"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 really are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. 

Look at any child, and you will see that they are the fruit of the spirit. We all have been a child, and so we all are spiritual first. You can also see that life teaches, and trains all of us to be human, as compared below.

Spiritual Nature versus Human Training

Perfect love versus conditional love.

Joy versus misery.

Peace versus disturbance.

Longsuffering versus instant gratification.

Gentleness versus abrasiveness.

Goodness versus meanness.

Faith versus fear.

Meekness versus insecurity.

Temperance versus addiction.

The lesson of life is to constantly turn to God, so we may know He is real, and He will lead us and guide us back to remembering and returning to who we are.

If you are having a hard time, in life, and are struggling to find relief, I believe, with all my mind, body, and soul, if you turn to God, unceasingly, you will find relief. 

Always!

This relief is a practice into realization, as often as you seek it. Keeping reaching and this comfort comes with every search.

That's the lesson.

God has given us free agency, and authority to choose, which leads to our power, which leads to knowing our true value and worth comes from God, and within our own mind, not from anything outside of us.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." ~ Matthew 6:33, Holy Bible, KJV

That's the lesson my dear, caring, kind, reader...

If you'd like to practice this lesson, into permanence, read this post first thing in the morning, and again last thing in the evening. Furthermore, contemplate it, focus on it, and practice it by turning to God. 

Reconditioning and retraining can be done by reminding, and repetition, which are the great ways of learning.

If you keep God at the forefront of your mind, I believe, you will find much relief, and much purpose.

We are but infants in our spirituality if we are not receiving guidance and inspiration from God, and we are not talking and walking with God.

And if that is not enough for you to do this week, may I suggest you learn to meditate, if you don't already. Quieting the mind is one of the greatest paths to free agency of thought and governing thy mood. ~wink~

"Be still and know that I am God." ~ Psalm 46:10, Holy Bible

The quiet mind gives respite from the worry of life, and develops a listening way.

The belief, or thought, is the cause, and the emotion is the effect. I do believe that is the law of cause and effect.

You're doing really good, and you're going to be just fine.

God bless you my dear sweet friend...

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Getting Closer to God

Hey, hey... Happy Sunday!

Getting closer to God is what I'd like to write about this day...

One thing I have desired all my life is closeness with my Heavenly Father.

I remember the very first time I learned about God, I was about four years old because it was before I was in kindergarten.

My Mom had a very good friend who had only one daughter, and we use to get together and play often. My MaMa's friend's daughter was an only child, and I had no sisters, so it was very nice to spend time with her.

One night, when I was sleeping over, my MaMa's friend peeked into the bedroom door, as we were going to bed, and said, "Don't forget to say your prayers." I was like, "What are prayers?"

That very question led to my first knowing about God, and I remember it like it was yesterday.

My friend explained to me that prayers are when we talk to God. I asked, "Who is God?"

My friend: He is the one who made everything you see, including you and me.

Me: Everything, including the air we breath?

My friend: Including the air.

Me: When we pray to Him does He answer, or talk back to us.

My friend: Yes, He always listens and always answers but it's real quiet, you have to listen.

In that very moment, at a young age of about four years old, I knew, deep inside my soul
that what she said to me was very real, that God, was/is in fact real.

Throughout my life, since that very young age, I have been asking to know God better, and asking to be closer to Him. It has been a long road thus far, but I am closer to Him than I could ever imagine.

All my life, since that very moment of learning, I have been asking to be closer to God. Whenever I saw a shooting star, my wish would always be, "Be closer to you God." Whenever I had a birthday cake, my wish would always be, "Be closer to you God." My prayers every evening, before bed, were the same in my asking.

Whenever someone would ask me to go to church with them, I'd go. When I was a young child in elementary school, I remember attending several different churches, searching for God.

It has been a long road. At this very writing, I am the young age of fifty-five, and I am closer to God than I could ever imagine. The long road has been one of severe suffering from anger, anxiety, depression, and deep, deep, deepest moments of despair. 

I know, without a doubt in my heart and mind, I could not be as close to God as I am now if it weren't for the suffering. The suffering I speak of brought me to my knees, and the time on my knees has brought me closeness to God.

The greatest thing about getting close to God is the understanding of myself, and the understanding of my place in this world.

The suffering gave me closeness to God, but it could not have happened if I did not have the desire. 

The reason I write the words I write, whether in this blog, or my books, is because I know there are so many of my brothers and sisters, in this world, who have the same desire as me, to get closer to God.

That very desire is what has lead me on an eternal search for the truth. This eternal treasure hunt for the truth to get closer to God, has brought me to a place where I know that spiritual expansion is the purpose of this human existence. Our spiritual expansion cannot be realized without a personal relationship with God.

When we move towards a personal relationship with God, we learn to hear, and see His guidance and inspiration. This guidance and inspiration gives greater testimony to our eternal soul that God, is in fact, very real.

This testimony gives way for a greater personal relationship with our eternal Father in Heaven. It takes desire, and work. 

Do you have the same desire that I have? I know many people do, and therefore, I want to point a way in doing the work.

It takes desire to get closer to Heavenly Father. If you have the desire, I will give you some work.

In my last post, Standing in Your Power, I give the way to begin a very personal relationship with God, you can read it by clicking here, if you haven't read it already.

If we want a close, and personal relationship with God, we must do the work, and we can. Doing the work is homework for life. As human beings, we are given the gift of focusing ourselves into habitual behavior, which can help us or hurt us, depending on our power of desire versus giving up our power by default.

It's all about the desire my friend.

If we talk and walk with God on a regular basis, and we believe He is not answering, the best thing to do is begin the habit of listening.

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

Doesn't it make sense to listen for God? We are trained up in this human existence to beg God for answered prayers, yet are not trained to listen. At least, I wasn't trained, and I do not know of many people who are.

If you have the desire to get closer to our Heavenly Father, try the exercise given in my last post, Standing in Your Power. If you have been doing the exercise already, keep on doing it, and try this...

First thing, every morning, and last thing every evening, before closing your prayer, for five minutes, quiet your mind by focusing on your breathing, and heart beat. Your breath and heart beat are what God gives your life.This is a brilliant way to listen to God through quieting your mind. This is being still my friend. 

If you add this to the exercise of talking and walking with God, and keeping God at the forefront of your mind, and in your heart, which was given in the last post, I believe you will level up immensely in your closeness to God.

The benefits and blessings of desiring a closer relationship with our Heavenly Father are guidance and inspiration to living by the fruit of the spirit.

"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

Isn't that what everyone really wants? Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance? These are all the things given to us from a close relationship with God. It is my humble opinion no one else but God, can give us these ways of being. 

The human conditioning will have us think we get these things from what we have, what our title is, how much money we have, or by controlling other peoples' behaviors towards us. When all in all, it is an inside job between God and me, God and you.

I ramble much...

When I write these posts, I connect to God by prayer and listening, and I am guided, and inspired to write the words I write, as though I am talking to you personally, my dear sweet reader. I write these words for you. I write these words for me, and my dutiful relationship with God, which I will never ever ever take for granted.

My training is not in writing, and so I may not be a great writer, but my words about God are real, and if you are searching, you will find what is true for you...

I love you my dear sweet reader...

God loves you...

Seek Him in all things and you will receive benefits and blessings beyond anything you could, or would comprehend, or expect.

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Standing in Your Power

Hey, hey! Happy Sunday...

Standing in your power is what I'd like to ramble about this day...

It's my only offspring's birthday today...

He is amazing, and fun! I love him so much.

Do you know he taught me about God, and love? God and love are the same thing, so basically he taught me the truth about God.

God and love are the source of our power. 

Even if you do not believe in God you can believe in love, couldn't you?

Therefore, whether you say God or love, either way, that is where our power lies.

Stay with me. 


Read these bible versus and I'll explain more about how standing in your power will destress you.

Not just destress you, but heal the hurt you may be suffering, and lift you just a little bit if you are needing it. Sometimes we just need a little lifting when we are stressed.

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." ~1 John 4:7-8, Holy Bible, KJV

"And we have known and believed the love that God hath for us. God is love, and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in Him." ~1 John 4:16, Holy Bible, KJV

Wait... there's more

"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, Holy Bible, KJV

"Let us love one another..." not hate ~wink~

"He that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in Him."

"There is no fear in love..."

Our power is our connection to God, and we connect to God by loving life, others, and ourselves. Fear is the opposite of faith, therefore, there is faith in love because there is no fear in love.

The human conditioning trains us up to believe other people are responsible for our happiness, which is a lie. We cannot, and aren't suppose to, control how other people behave but we can understand that we are all imperfect, and we all have a unique path, so we can love other people for living their life the best they can.

Although, we cannot control other peoples' behavior, no matter how much we pitch a bitch, we can cultivate, and develop governing our own actions, and beliefs.

Here in lies our power, that we love, and it takes exquisite focus on the good things in life, the good things in others, and the good things in ourselves.

There are people of all colors, nationalities, careers, religions, and political views, and some are happy and some are miserable. The result is all about the focus.

If you are unhappy, maybe you may want to look at your connection to God. Meaning, do you love more or hate more? Meaning, do you have faith or are you fearful? 

Faith feels like love. Being connected to God, feels like being in love.

Fear feels like hate. Being in a place of fear is the opposite of faith. The greatest fear has to be hate if perfect love casteth out fear.

Okay, so, back to standing in your power.

Your power is being connected to God, who is love, and we live in this power by using the authority and free agency that God has given us to choose what we will contemplate, focus on, and practice.

Seriously my friend, we contemplate, focus, and practice all day long because as human beings we are focusing habitual mechanisms. You my friend, are either focusing by desire or by default.

People practice anger, anxiety, depression, and despair by default or they practice calm, confidence, happiness, and joy by desire.

We have the authority to choose, to choose God, to choose love, and to choose our power. Sounds simple but may not be easy, so we practice.

The number one thing anyone of us can do to be more consistent in standing in our power is to develop a more personal relationship with God. Seriously, He is real, and He is there for us. We can connect to Him by contemplating and focusing on faith, and love, all day, every day, and in every moment.

"Wisdom is the principal thing: therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." ~ Proverbs 4:7, Holy Bible, KJV

Maybe you believe these words you read, and maybe you don't. The thing is, I know with all my heart and soul God is real, He has saved my eternal soul because I believed enough to learn, listen, and I am still understanding. 

If you want relief from whatever you suffer from in this temporary human experience, with all thy getting get understanding, and the best way to do that is to talk, and walk with God every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day, of every year.

I've been talking and walking with God for many years, and life just gets better and better and better. There is no other way, that I know of.

If you want relief right now try this...

Everyday, first thing in the morning, and the last thing in the evening, get on your knees and let God know you believe, and that you need help believing. Pour your heart out to Him, and then all week long, everyday, keep a conversation with Him in your heart and mind. Practice listening for guidance, and inspiration from a place of love for yourself because His guidance and inspiration will always be loving.

This is faith with works because faith without works is dead. Faith with works is alive!

Do this for you! 

If you want to. ~wink~

Do this for your future.

It is my experience, a person can cultivate and develop a relationship so close to God that he or she will never need guidance from human sources on spiritual things. An individual can always turn to God, and receive guidance and inspiration from Him, if he or she listens, talks, and walks in regular practice.

Sound crazy? Maybe, but I am living proof.

I am not perfect, by any means, but I am connected to God more than I ever was, and that has always been my greatest desire.

Believe in God, not just on Sunday, and when you are suffering but, every moment. If you aren't there, it's gonna take some practice and a never give up attitude because it's a life long journey.

This life long journey can be bitter if you never use your power, or it can be very sweet if you practice your authority to choose, all the day long, every single day, and make it your most pressing habit that it is the only addiction you have.

I believe, and know, with all my heart and soul, if a person makes their relationship with God the most important thing, God can, and will show you understanding that will make all fear, and negative emotions fall away.

God bless you my dear sweet reader. 

Stay tuned for more exercises to destress yourself. In other words, exercises pointing toward ways to get closer to God. God is perfect love that casteth out fear, and stress is fear.

I want to point my brothers and sisters, of this world, towards a firm place of faith and love, talking and walking with God. I know, with all my heart and soul, there are people out there who are asking for, and desire this, because I was one of them. God has answered my asking, and continues to do so.

I love you...

You may say, you can't love me, you don't know me...

I love you because I am unconditional love.

You are unconditional love, perfect love, we all are, and some of us may have forgotten.  

We were born of God, and God is perfect love, unconditional love.

Speak soon...

Elizabeth