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Friday, November 27, 2020

Destressing Via Spiritual Experiments

Hey, hey! How are you doing today? I'm pretty chill and I am hoping the same for you.

It's Friday, and I am visiting my parents. In the United States it's the day after our Thanksgiving Holiday, in which we get together with family, give thanks, and feast.

In my last post, Spiritual Experiments to Destress, I invited you all to do a spiritual experiment, and I said I'd do it to.

Here is my update...

Day one: I forgot about it, kinda, until my head was bitten off by a gate keeper. I've been to this same facility before, in the earlier part of the year, and the same said person bit my head off then too. 

I literally put my head down, and said a little prayer for this person, and it went like this. "Dear Heavenly Father please bless him/her with comfort, patience, and strength, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen."

When I lifted my head, and smiled, the individual changed with a twinkling of an eye. It was weird! I kid you not, from mean to kind, just like that. I was extremely impressed.

Day two: spent much of my time praying for others, as much as I possibly could. I was praying for random people that I didn't even know.

Day three: I returned to the same facility as day one, and the gate keeper, aka security, was very pleasant. 

All day long, I was saying prayers for people. Praying for blessings upon them and their family.

Day four: I woke up feeling so good, with an indescribable joy and love in my heart. This is what love feels like and when we love like this, God abides in us. In essence, it is God because He is love.

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”~1 John 4:16, Holy Bible, KJV

Day four continued: As I persisted in praying for others, I found myself thinking, "How do I know what I should pray?" This came to me because I was running out of things to pray for others. Then, I began to ask Heavenly Father to help me understand what to pray for when praying for others.

This is how my spiritual experiments evolve.

About day five I had a dream. My Grandfather, who passed away when I was fifteen, was sitting with me and he told me that I was doing really, really, really good. He also told me that I am much to hard on myself but I don't know it because my concentrations are unintentional. He kissed me on the forehead, and that was it.

I understand that we are contemplating, focusing, habitual mechanisms. I also understand that we are not aware of all of the thoughts we think. I've read studies that say we have over sixty thousand thoughts a day.

On day six, I began to focus on intentional concentrations and contemplation. 

I began asking Heavenly Father what the most important habitual, intentional thoughts could be.

The answer seemed to always be faith, patience, and trust.

For the past week now, I've been waking up, and going to sleep with the concentration, and contemplation on faith, patience, and trust. 

Throughout the day, I've tried to pray for others' faith, patience, and trust.

All the while, I've been praying for understanding, and what I have seen is people expressing more kindness, and more patience.

Here in California people are normally involved in very full schedules, and sometimes tend to be in a rush. Recently, I have noticed more patience in others, and less rush. It is beautiful.

With my focus on faith, patience, and trust I'm feeling more faith in God, life, and others, I'm being more patient with others, and myself, and I'm also thinking more about what trust in God, life, and others is.

Faith, patience, and trust, in my humble opinion, is always the lesson when we are feeling angry, anxious, or depressed, which are fearful states. 

I've made faith, patience, and trust a habitual focus, a constant prayer, and I believe unconditional love has begun to ensue.

With unconditional love comes connection to God, and spiritual expansion. Unconditional love is perfect love, which casts out fear.

"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

As this holiday season continues, maybe you'd like to level up in feeling more joy, and love by intentionally contemplating faith, patience, and trust.

I've been focusing and concentrating on these for the last week now, and things really seem to go my way. What I mean by 'go my way' is connection to God via ongoing happiness and joy for life, others, and myself. 

Part two of Spiritual Experiments to Destress could be intentional contemplation on faith, patience, and trust. 

Let us make it the first consideration in the morning, the focus throughout the day, and the final reflection as we retire for the night.

Let's see how it goes!

Praying my ramblings of spiritual experiments help.

God bless you my dear friend.

Speak soon...

Elizabeth 

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Spiritual Experiments to Destress


Hello Dear Reader!


Spiritual Experiments to Destress is what I'd like to discuss this day...

How are you doing? I am ever praying for your happiness, health, love, and wealth. 

Actually, I pray everyday for all of these for our world. These are the things people want! I believe the first one, happiness, is what everyone really wants.

Some people have health problems, some have love difficulties, and others need money. Many people believe that these things will bring happiness but what if happiness could bring these things?

If stress is the number one cause of every illness, and happiness, which is very much an attitude of faith, is the opposite of stress, which is basically fear. Couldn't happiness heal illness?

If insecurity is the number one cause of every heartbreak, couldn't happiness cure it?

What if anxiety and worry keeps a person in dire need of money because of the focus on lack, i.e., the problem, versus focusing on a solution?

In order to answer these questions one must create an experiment in his or her own life to see if these theories are true or false.

In my very young years as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), I conducted my very first spiritual experiment I can remember, and without even knowing it.

During this time I was having such a difficult time with health, love, and wealth. My energy was low, I had no love for myself, and I was in mental anguish due to finances. Barely making enough money to survive, working long hours, and experiencing harassment from a very few men. 

Every Sunday, I had always attended church, and one service really hit my soul to have a constant prayer in my heart. So, I felt inspired to pray constantly, for every situation, and person before me.

I prayed for the people I worked with, whether I liked them or not. I prayed for patients and their family members. I prayed for everything before me with an appreciation in my heart.

The most amazing things happened for me during this "spiritual experiment." All the things I needed came to me. My energy was through the roof, I felt extremely good, and opportunity for more weekly income came.

Not only that, but this was the first time I was aware of clear and specific, internal guidance and inspiration to do things. 

The still small voice was strong. 

Several times, when we received emergency calls, I would be prompted to bring equipment on scene that we would not ordinarily bring for certain calls. The equipment that I was prompted to bring was what we needed, and it saved us the energy and time from having to return to the ambulance to get it. 

Crazy? Maybe to me back then, but now, I am used to guidance and inspiration due to the spiritual experiments I do weekly for myself, and with people I help.

This prayerful experience, in my humble opinion, brought me closer to many of the men I worked with. You see, I was often the only female among my coworkers. It was a very challenging time for me.

Would you like to level up in destressing you? If you would, I propose that you try this spiritual experiment I discuss above. Pray for every situation you are in, and for every person in front of you. Then, just see what happens.

See if your energy rises, health improves, love increases, and money comes your way, if you need it.

I have theories! My number one theory, which is at the foundation of all of my beliefs, is the law of love. 

When you love, things improve. As you pray for others, you are, in essence, sharing and showing your love.

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

This scripture is the greatest reference to destressing yourself, and life isn't it? Stress is fear! Some people think it's a situation, like what you may be going through. But! Actually, stress comes from our reaction and what we think about what's going on.

There is no stress in love! Love is the remedy to destress, and prayer can, and will bring anyone closer to love. Prayer is communication with our Father in Heaven. Therefore, we are connecting to God as we pray for others. We are also serving God when we pray for others.

If you want to increase your connection with God, and destress more, try the spiritual experiment my dear sweet friend. Try it for at least a week, and if you write down the daily successes, it will only enhance your experience.

If you really want to level up spiritually, do the experiment for the rest of the year, and just watch things evolve for you. All's you gotta do is "pray always." Luke 21:36, New Testament, Holy Bible, KJV

Do it for you, if you want to. I'll do it too! I'll do it until December 31, 2020, I'll document it, and promise to share the spiritual results.

I share this because I know with all my heart and soul, spiritual experiments will destress anyone's stress. My humble opinion from years of experience.

Have a wonderful day dear special one! 

Speak soon...

And BIG HUGS!

Saturday, October 31, 2020

I VOTED!

Hello there!

How are you doing? It's election days in California, and I just wanted to say that I voted, and I hope you did to, if it is important to you.

Sometimes some people get really stressed out over political times so I thought I'd link to some posts below just in case you'd like some destressing this week.






Hope that these posts are helpful.

It's been some weeks since I've posted, and I hope you will forgive me. I'm doing a lot of spiritual experiments, and they are consuming my time because it is a priority for me.

I'd really like to share some of the results but, the experiences are very sacred, and hard to articulate in a way that would be helpful to all. That's my excuse. 

Critical times asks, often begs for focus, and that is what I have been doing. Focusing on spiritual things.

God bless you my dear sweet reader, I am ever praying for your self compassion to destress.

Take good care, and speak soon...


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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Is God Real?

Hey, hey...

How are you doing today?

I'm ever praying for your happiness, health, success, and wealth.

In my last post, Are You Paying Attention, I delineated ten things I know for sure, and the first one was, God is very real. If you haven't read it, and would like to, you may by clicking here.

Do you know, in your heart and soul, God is very real?

I do! How do I know? I'm just lucky I guess. Ha ha ha, just kidding.

The very first time I heard about Heavenly Father, I knew, deep down in my soul that what I was hearing was very real. It was when I was at the tender age of about four years old.

Since that time, I have always asked Heavenly Father to help me get closer to him and understand more.

Every time I would wish upon a falling star, I would whisper in my mind, "Help me get closer to you, God."

Throughout my youth, I attended church with whom ever would ask me, and my Grandmother would take me every time I visited her, or she visited us.

When my son was born, and I held him for the first time, I prayed a special prayer promising Heavenly Father I would teach my son about him if he would help me. It was a covenant I made in my heart with God.

In my young, single motherhood, I would suffer much with fear about finances, and it amplified my anger, anxiety, depression, and deep despair. In my deepest moments of despair, I would get on my knees, crying to my Heavenly Father, and I received comfort every single time. Sometimes it was immediate, and other times it was not. 

Nevertheless, I poured my heart out, and I was heard.

I've been reading, and studying the scriptures since 1989, and I have received guidance and inspiration on many things, ever since. 

The greatest guidance I have ever received, and continue to, is to better myself so I may know Heavenly Father more, and be an example to others. It is, and has been, important to practice what I preach, as a destress specialist, not only for my son, but also for the people I help.

The guidance and inspiration I have received, over the last three decades, has brought me to a faithful and fearless place of knowing that God is very present in all of our lives. This presence gives me inner peace.

The thing about knowing God is real is, I had to do the work to get to where I am now. Often, I wake up with, and feel through out the day, God's love for me and others. This feeling is ineffable. The only word I can use to describe it is bliss.

Sometimes this joy that I feel is so overwhelming, I cry to release it. It's a happy, joy filled cry.

This inner peace and joy provides much happiness, and vitality. Is my life perfect? Nearly! Am I perfect? Not even nearly. I am but a toddler in spiritual things.

The work that I have done comes from the scriptures, and the teachings from Jesus.

The greatest commandment, and the greatest instructions are from the Holy Bible.

To love the Lord thy God, is the greatest commandment. To meditate on, and study, the scriptures is the greatest instructions.

When you love someone, you learn about them, and listen to them.

I learn from, and hearken to the scriptures, which is the book of life, and the book of God.

I listen to Heavenly Father, through Jesus' words, and through the still small voice. This still small voice gives me guidance and inspiration on many things. 

When we love God with all our might, mind, and strength, he is very near. God is love, and when we love, God abides in us.

How do we love? Jesus shows us through his example, and when we follow his example, it begins in the mind. The choice to have charity and compassion for others begins in our mind. Our mental choice to love creates a connection between God and this life. It's all about the focus. 

I have learned that I am love, and when I love, not only does God abide in me, perfect love abides in me. Perfect love casts out all human fear. This fear displays itself in emotions like anger, anxiety, depression, and despair.

Some people do not believe in God. Maybe these individuals prayed for something they did not receive, believe their prayer wasn't answered, and then concluded God is not real. 

The truth is, we cannot dictate to God how we want our life to be, and expect he is going to just give it to us like a rich Daddy who spoils his offspring who gets anything he or she wants?  

Various persons do not give God the time of day until desperation hits, and then they pray, begging for their specific desires. Sometimes, when the prayer is answered, the individual forgets about God until the next crisis. 

Others profess to not believe in God, and even cuss at or proclaim to hate him. To cuss at or hate something one doesn't believe in, is a contradiction. Meaning, they really do believe, and may not understand, thus the bitterness.

Even the atheist turns to God in desperation. How do I know? They turn to me and ask questions about the Divine when in times of need.

To talk and walk with God takes work, and with this work comes great evidence and understanding that he is, in fact, really real.

I know Heavenly Father is real because I feel very close to him. I feel his love for me and for you, and I receive guidance and inspiration every single day of my life.

I know Heavenly Father because I practice what Jesus asks me to. 

Love Heavenly Father!

Love thy neighbor!

Have faith!

Be patient!

Trust!

Be thankful for all things!

Focus on the good!

Pray always!

Connection to God is a mental, mind, ninja skill, and it takes practice.

A child must practice crawling to crawl, walking to walk, running to run, and reading to read. An adult must learn how to do a job, and sometimes obtain a degree, before he or she can secure his or her occupation.

When a three year old wants to run out into a busy street, a loving Father prevents it because he knows the child is not ready to cross the street on his own due to inexperience and lack of understanding.

This is a wonderful thing to know because we can scream and yell all we want when we don't get what we want, just as a toddler may when his Father won't let him run out and cross a dangerous street.

We can learn to understand Heavenly Father and his ways in order to know he is real if we don't know it already. This comprehension takes spiritual study and application.

We can learn to understand Heavenly Father in order to know how to talk and walk with him. 

Learning faith in God, takes contemplation, focus, patience, practice, retraining, and trust.

I am forever studying, and practicing so that I may learn more and more about spiritual things, and how real God is.

The preceding sentence is my sole purpose in giving exercises through this blog. I want more spiritual understanding, and I want anyone, who wants to, to accompany me on this journey of getting to know our Father in heaven.

So, is God real?

Yes, indeed! He is very real!

This blog, my dear reader, is for you, and for me to get to know, more and more, how truly real Heavenly Father is.

Heavenly Father is the reason...

Praying you know, with all your heart and soul, God is real!

May God bless you with comfort, direction, faith, focus, and inner peace, my dear sweet reader.

Take good care!

Speak soon...


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Monday, September 28, 2020

Are You Paying Attention?

Hey, hey!

How are you doing my dear reader? 

I'm doing pretty darn good! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

First!

God is very real! 

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

Second!

There are three kinds of people. 

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

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

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

Third!

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

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

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

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

Fourth!

Attitude determines personality!

Personality influences potentiality!

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

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

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

These regular responses shape one's personality.

Fifth!

Anyone can change their life by changing their attitude. 

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

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

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

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

Sixth!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seventh!

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

Helping others is a choice by desire. 

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

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

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

Eighth!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ninth!

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

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

Tenth!

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

Long post, I know...

Got an exercise for you though...

He he he...

You know me... ~wink~

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

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

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

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

Try it...

See how it goes...

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

That's all I gots...

Praying you are more than alright...

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

Speak soon...



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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Failure Versus Success

 Hey, hey...


How are you doing today?


I always ask that, don't I?


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


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


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


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


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


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


Would you like to know the result?


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


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


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


This experience got me thinking about wisdom. 


Here in lies my thoughts on wisdom...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Fear is the opposite of faith! 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Speak soon...


Elizabeth


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Monday, September 7, 2020

Are You Seeking Spirituality?

Hello there, my dear reader!

How are you doing today?

Did you meditate?

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

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

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

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

In the book of Matthew, from the Holy Bible, a lawyer asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment in the law, in which Jesus replied, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." ~Matthew 22:37-40, New Testament, Holy Bible, KJV

Do you believe in this commandment?

If so, do you live it?

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

Isn't it true?

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

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

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

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

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

That is an excellent question!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perfect love is a synergy with God.

Cooperation with God is truly living the commandment of love.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes, I ramble! Ha!

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

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

But first, you gotta meditate!

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

Trust me on this!

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

Contemplation, focus, and meditation on perfect love.

Are you ready?

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

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

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

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

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

When you love yourself, you have an open mind.

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

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

When you love yourself, you feel safety and security.

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

When you love yourself, God abides in you.

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

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

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

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

That's all I got...

My rambles and repetitions on seeking spirituality...

Big Hugs...

Speak soon...

Elizabeth

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Would You Meditate for a $Million$

Hey hey! How are you doing today?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Everyone is searching for happiness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Are you opposed to meditation?

If so...

Would you allow me to persuade you to meditate?

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

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

Yes!?! 

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

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

Meditation is essential for self control.

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

The opposite of self control is lack of impulse control. 

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

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

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

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

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

Have I convinced you about meditation?

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

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

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

This assignment is not for four days though.


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

Then to ten minutes for the next four days.

Then fifteen minutes for the next four days.

Then twenty minutes for the next four days.

Then twenty five minutes for the next four days.

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

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

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

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

This is living by desire.

I've always known that God is real.

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

I endeavor to talk and walk with God. 

I'm learning.

I'm listening more.

I love more than I ever thought possible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trust me on this one!

It is so worth the spiritual expansion.

I believe in myself.

I believe in you.

I know that I am love.

And I know you are too.

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

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

Enjoy your week...

And your new commitment...

Or recommitment if you already meditate.

Big Hugs...

Elizabeth

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