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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...

Sunday, July 19, 2020

I Had a Dream...

Hey, hey, how are you doing today?

When you get this it'll be Monday, so, happy Monday!

Have I ever told you I am a dreamer?

In my younger years, up to the age of forty, I use to have reoccurring dreams.

I have had several dreams of people who have passed away, coming to me, and sometimes asking me to do things.

I have had dreams of God coming to me and telling me little short messages. I've never seen him, I just know, in my dream, that it's him talking to me. 

Crazy! I know!

It's crazy, and very personal. You may even think I am crazy, or you may even resonate with being a dreamer, either way it's cool.

I have read several books on theories about dreams. Old books and new ones. Sometime I'll share my thoughts on dreams with you.

Anyway, I want to share, with you, the dream I had the other night. 

I'm not going to tell you who was in it because you may think I am really crazy.

The dream was, an individual came to me and said, "Appreciation, and desire is the truth. Complaining, and criticizing are lies. There is a difference between appreciating what we have and desiring more versus complaining and criticizing about what we don't have. Every functioning human has the authority and power to choose to appreciate what they have, and focus on what he or she desires. Complaining and criticizing is just a habit that keeps a person focused on what's wrong in life. These are the people who cannot enjoy the journey of life. Appreciation is the focus that allows a person to enjoy the journey."

He also said, "Your business is between God, and you! No one elses' business is your business! Your business is no one elses'."

And then he said, "When you stop blaming others, you take true responsibility for your life."

He was talking directly to me, and so all week long I have been contemplating appreciation, for what I have, and thinking about things I want. This has been a very exquisite focus of meditation for me.

The result: I was in a place of immense love, which really felt like I was enjoying the journey even more.

I do a lot of spiritual experiments because I use to be a person "B", am currently a person "C" trying to be a person "A".

You've probably heard me say this before.

There are three kinds of people.

Person A is calm, confident, connected, and cooperative with God, life, others, and their self. This person will always learn, lift, listen, love, and understand. He/she is enlightened.

Person B is angry, anxious, bitter, and competitive with everyone, even their self. He or she can tell you all the things that are wrong in this world because that is his or her focus. He/she is very insecure and finds their value in being right. This type of person cannot value learning, listening, loving, or understanding because the need to be right closes the mind off to much of anything. He/she is adolescent in behaving and believing.

Person C is the common individual of our world that teeters back and forth between Person A and Person B, depending on the mood they are in, based on what they are going through in life at the moment. The degree of being Person A versus Person B varies for each individual.

I am Person C, trying to be Person A. Therefore, I practice, and do a lot of spiritual experiments. I document these experiences as well.

The reason I am telling you all of this is because if you are like me, and you want with all your heart and soul to connect to, and be guided and inspired by God, I believe these experiments help.

Because of my dream I spent days appreciating, and focusing on my desires. The result was very spiritual.

The opposite of appreciation is complaining and criticizing, which gives focus on what a person doesn't want, which is the opposite of desire.

Although my business is between God and me, I just thought I'd share with those of you who are seeking spiritual things.

It is by God, meditation, and spiritual words that I have read over the years, that has leveled me up towards Person A. I've been asking, seeking, and knocking for many many years. I really, really, really like it when I am there in a calm, confident, connected, and cooperative state being guided and inspired.

Just thought I'd share something a little personal with you. I am praying, ever praying for you! Praying for your faithfulness and fearlessness, dear friend.

Have a wonderful week.

God cares for you, and he loves you. I know this with all my heart, mind, and soul.

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

Monday, July 13, 2020

Is Life Hard for You Right Now?

Hey, hey, my dear reader! 

How are you doing? 

I'm praying that you are alright, but if you aren't I'm hoping this blog post will touch your heart so that you may have comfort and strength.

Some say we are going through some difficult times right now. Is that so for you?

Are you having a hard time?

Are you in imminent danger?

Are you losing everything?

Do you still have everything but, you are afraid you will lose everything?

What is the absolute worst thing that could happen? 

What are you worried about?

These are very important questions!

The reason I ask these questions is because I'd like to help you confront fears, and maybe point you towards relief.

Please stay with me. I understand that words can make a person angry when they are stressed but, I'll be asking you to consider some things. Words cannot relieve suffering, and I understand that too but, opening yourself to pondering some things may.

There was a time in my life when I lost, what seemed like nearly everything.

That was a long, long time ago, and I know I am a much better person for the experience. In other words, I have come a long way, and learned a lot because of the spiritual growth.

I believe with all my heart and soul that sometimes life gives us hard times, and although it seems we will not survive, we actually come out better for it.

Please stay with me! 

Every soul on earth goes through emotional, and mental struggles. This struggle can feel like we are going to die. Can you remember a time, before this, that you've felt this kind of sorrow?

It doesn't necessarily help to go back to the suffering, but it does help to consider how you've grown, and learned from it.

Have you contemplated the thought that we go through trials for our emotional, and mental strengthening? 

Have you pondered most of us turn to God when things are difficult and not when things are good?

What if we never go through hardship, and never turn to God, and never expand spiritually?

What if we go through sorrow, turn to God, and are strengthened spiritually?

When we turn to God, and receive comfort and strength, are we not lifted emotionally and mentally?

When we turn to God, and are lifted emotionally, and mentally, do we not discover how real He is?

Heavenly Father is likened to a loving parent that allows his or her child to go through life experiences, knowing that this child is smart and strong, and will figure it all out. Also, knowing that this child will be resilient and self-sufficient for these experiences.

Human conditioning sometimes teaches us that we can't handle things but, we really can. Human conditioning sometimes teaches us to be afraid of the future, and this fear can make a person crazy with stress.

Stress is the number one cause of every illness! 

Stress is the culprit of insecurity, and thoughtless reactions.

Confidence is the gateway to thoughtful solutions of all problems.

Human conditioning sometimes trains us up in fear, aka stress. Spirituality is the emotional, and mental growth that is required to sustain faith, the opposite of stress.

Spiritual growth can, and will teach us that we can work the faith over fear out in our mind. Spiritual growth will teach us that we can, in fact, turn to Heavenly Father, on our knees and ask Him for His help. When that help comes, we expand spiritually through our experience of faith.

If you are having a hard time, I would like to encourage you, with all the love in my heart.

This is what I know for sure!

God loves you, cares for you, and is giving you all good things for your spiritual expansion. 

You can know this too by turning to your Heavenly Father, and asking Him for comfort and strength.

You can also know this by giving thought to the lesson of life. In my humble experience, the lesson has always, always, always been faith, patience, and trust.

Faith in God, that He is in charge, and that He is right there with all of us, at all times. We just have to reach for Him.

Patience is the practice.

Trust in God, and yourself that you can, and will handle 'it'. Whatever 'it' is.

Faith, patience, and trust my dear friend!

I have a scriptural prayer, held tight in my heart for you, and it is that you will know:

"The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace." ~Exodus 14:14, The Holy Bible, KJV

The Lord has fought, and fights for you and me. Let us continue to reach for Him in purposeful prayer, and never give up!

God bless you my dear reader.

Ever praying for your comfort, faith, patience, strength and trust. 

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

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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