"Spiritual Pahtways"



"In any way that men love me in that same way they find my love: for many are the paths of men, but they all in the end come to me."

-- Song of God, Bhagavad Gita

Spirit - the life force - exists in everything. If follows, then, that ANY path, any encounter is spiritual if we have the awareness to see it as such. Going deeper, going higher, emptying, connecting, believing or disbelieving, bouncing off the bottom, experiencing the heights, in pain, in ecstasy ....

Too often, we search afar for our own purpose when it is in our lives all the time, waiting for us to express it more openly. Bring greater awareness to each encounter and situation in life. Tune in to what you are inspired to do, who you are inspired to be. Your answers are waiting for you to pay attention - every moment!

"...focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."

-- Greg Anderson

Manifesting 6

Sometimes the only way to see the light - to hear the truth
from your own soul - is to first embrace the darkest parts
of your being.

If you want to start lighting some candles, inside you, that
you didn't even know were sitting dormant in the dark, you
must connect with this special "secret force" inside you,
that is always guiding you to live from this place of joy.

You might have to face, accept, and take responsibility for
your past ego-centered ACTIONS and current FEARS; however,
doing it is well worth the rewards.

Meditation is the key to finding your secret force.

As Deepak Chopra once said, "Meditation is not about
mind-control, affirmations, chanting some mantra, channeling
some wild experience, or concentrating on some candle flame
for hours. It's an expansive mind-blowing playful inner
experience of an alert witnessing consciousness. It happens
through inner stillness, & silence only. These are the
passage-ways that open the doors to this infinite inner
world within."

Set Your Intention - The Universe Will Deliver

#1) Setting your intention is about understanding what you're doing, and why you're doing
it. It's more about spending time "inside" visualizing and getting very clear about what you want.

Goals are the concrete results of your intentions. An intention is not concrete, but energetic. It's the

way we send messages to the universe about what we want to create.


#2)
With goals, the future is always the focus: Are you going to reach the goal? Will you be
happy when you do? What's next? Setting an intention, at least according to Eastern philosophy, is

quite different. Setting a properly-constructed intention statement (like: It is my intention to dowhatever it takes to feel relaxed and stress-free) puts your attention on the ever present ‘now’ in
the constantly changing flow of life. You set your intentions based on understanding what matters

most to you and make a commitment to align your worldly actions with your inner values.


#3)
Intentions are more personal and a little more focused. They allow you to jack-up your
commitment level. “I hope to ___,” or even "I want to ___," for example, betray a low level of

commitment. In the first example, you are giving yourself permission not to achieve the goal and in

the second example, you'll end up being too attached to the 'how' of achieving it.

On the contrary, words like “It is my intention to do whatever it takes to _____” signal a strong

intention, and therefore one that is much more likely to be achieved.


"In the universe, there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamans call

intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by

a connecting link." – Carlos Castaneda

Send out a Thank You in Advance!

"This place of knowing is a place of intense and incredible gratitude. It is thankfulness in

advance. And that, perhaps, is the biggest key to creation: to be grateful before, and for, the

creation. Such taking for granted is not only condoned, but encouraged. It is the sure sign of

mastery. All Masters know in advance that the deed has been done."


"You cannot exercise much power without
gratitude, because it is gratitude that keeps

you connected with power." - Wallace Wattles

Break Off a Peace and Give It Away

Friendship, love ... the more you give, the more you get! And that applies to

any and everything in life. Want more of something? Give it away. Want more money? Give a slice

of what you have away with an attitude of authentic servitude.


It's The Law of Reciprocity in ACTION: You GET, what you GIVE. Whatever we see in the
Universe sees us! Whatever attitude, feelings, thoughts and desires we put out, regardless if they

are negative or positive, return to us.



What do you desire?

"The reality is, you are

attracting things to you all the time, and the more you focus on what you want – not what you don't

want – with positive energy, the more your thoughts will produce that desire in your life."


"Did You Find Joy?"



"The future, higher evolution will belong to those who live in joy, who share joy, and who spread joy."

-- Torkom Saraydarian

Joy, as the energy of love, is the highest vibration on this planet. Everything in the universe is energy; it can be measured and reduced to vibrational frequencies. It’s a universal law that as we think and feel we vibrate, and as we vibrate we attract. When we are in the high joy vibration, we attract what is for our greater good.

The Ancient Egyptians saw Joy as a sacred responsibility. They believed that upon their death, the God Osiris would ask them two questions: "Did you bring Joy?" and "Did you find Joy?" Those who answered ‘yes’ could continue their journey into the afterlife.

For at least the next week or two, ask yourself these two questions each and every day: Did I bring joy? Did I find joy?

"Man loves because he is Love. He seeks Joy, for he is Joy. He thirsts for God for he is composed of God and he cannot exist without Him."

-- Sathya Sai Baba

Attention and Focus

Attention is attraction. Focus is flow.

In my opinion, that basically means the more you visualize, imagine, and focus on your

desires in a clear and relaxed way during the day, the more real they will become. Martial arts

masters in China refer to this type of continuous mental focus as "Breath of the Dragon."


Love is the key that opens all doors



How many times have you heard those words? How many times have you read them? You have liked the sound of them, but what have they really meant to you? Have you been able to visualise Love as a key, a master key which could open all doors? Have you been able to see that key unlocking the door of the hardest of hearts, or the hearts of those who seem to be working against you? Have you been able to use that master key and see how no door can remain locked when it is used?

If you have not done this yet, try using that key right now and see what happens.

With love and many blessings,

"What's Important?"



"Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what's urgent, learn to focus on what is really important."

-- Stephen Covey

Time management is all about making decisions. At each step of the way, we want to choose activities that best support what we want to do with our lives. To do this, we need to be clear about our short and long-term goals.

Here’s a general question to ask yourself often: "Is this the best use of my time in terms of meeting my goals?" Sometimes, of course, we don't have any choice. But ask yourself honestly, "Could I take more control if I really wanted to?" Often, we play the victim because we don't want to make the effort to change our behaviour.

"Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.'"

-- Lao-Tzu

"Are You Afraid To Be Different?"



On the path of evolution, we move from being a willing and obedient member of the group to wanting to take control over our own lives. This is a necessary but difficult transition.

Andrew Schneider says, "At this point we are afraid of being ourselves. We are afraid of being unique and different. We are afraid of being individually powerful, and even successful. For all of these things stand against the old ways that told us that conformity was right and individualism was wrong.

"For as long as we possibly can, we make a compromise. We try to live both lives - the dependent tribal life and the independent personal life - as contradictory and opposite as they are.

"We want approval from others. We want to be accepted and popular. We seek this comfort to overcome our fear and feel more secure. ...So, at times when we conform, we don’t feel the fear of living. But we might lose the new sense of adventure, discovery, daring and enthusiasm for life that the questioning and questing have brought us."

"Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another."

-- Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Daily Inspiration

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from
mediocre minds." ~Albert Einstein

Manifesting 5

Ideas, thoughts, wishes, dreams, and intentions ... they are
ALL great; however, without the one key ingredient listed
below, everything else is a moot issue (pointless).

* Take ACTION from a place of inspiration.

* Take ACTION from a feeling of intuition.

* Take ACTION on the seemingly coincidental events and
opportunities that come your way.

* Take ACTION - an unusual action - even if you don't know
the consequences ahead of time (yes, take a risk)

* Take ACTION regardless of how inconsequential it make seem
when you do it.

* Take ACTION so the Universe knows you actually have a
serious intent to make things happen for yourself.

----> But, if you're gonna do it - Take ACTION that is - be
sure to feel good about it, yourself, and what you want
... beforehand.


Giggle

May those that love us, love us;
and those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts;
and if He doesn't turn their hearts,
may He turn their ankles
so we'll know them by their limping.
- - - Old Irish Toast

Prayer for Lightbearers...

Help me bear Thy light to others,
to carry the rays of Thy love in my hands,
in my heart, in my eyes,
that they transmit Thy power,
Thy vibration to others.

Help me to be out of the way,
that You may flow through me,
to say the truth at all times, the beneficial truth,
to give people what they need spiritually,
and above all, to inspire them with Your love

May we truly be Lightbearers in Your name

Why Creative Visualization Works

Experience has shown that creative visualization works. It is quite possible to prove that circumstances and events follow thoughts. Take any situation or happening in your life, and go back to find what kind of thoughts preceded the event. You will find out that a particular event, followed particular thoughts.

Here are the reasons why visualization produces results:

# We are an inseparable part of the creative Universal Mind. Our thoughts are projected into this omnipotent power, and cause its tremendous power act on our behalf. The Universal mind and us are partners in creating our life.

# Everything in the Universe is interconnected. Each thought, action and event in the universe are connected, and influence each other. Each thought and action causes reactions and repercussions.

# Everything in the Universe is energy. We see differences because each object has a different wavelength and density. We live in an ocean of energy. Each wave in this ocean influences the other waves. Thoughts, as part of this body of energy, work with the creative Universal energy and interact with it.

# Thoughts are like a magnet, they attract similar thoughts and circumstances. Thinking one thought invites into the mind more similar thoughts and ideas. These thoughts tend to attract circumstances that are in accordance with them.

# A clear mental image radiates from the mind of the one thinking it, and is transmitted to other minds. Whoever is receptive to this kind of thought may perceive it and act on it, thus being the agent to fulfill the desire.

# By repeating the same thoughts day after day, the subconscious mind is driven to act on them. In this way habits and behavior are formed. The thoughts that sink into the subconscious mind drive people into corresponding action.

# Each thought we think arouses an associated emotion. If the emotion is strong enough, it incites to action. Strong thoughts energized by emotions cause more energetic and definite action than weak thoughts. Such an action brings results in accordance with the thought that prompted it.

# Similar thoughts bring people together. When one person has a need, and the other can supply it, their thinking can bring them together in a surprising manner. This is what we call a coincidence.

Some time ago I have heard the following story, which can illustrate such a coincidence:

A woman has been searching for of a new job as a graphic designer. One morning, while going towards her car, she found out that she had a flat tire. Reluctantly she took the spare tire out, and prepared herself for the unpleasant task of changing it.

As she was trying to loosen the screws of the tire, a car stopped by, and the driver asked her if she needed any assistance. She accepted his help, and while changing the wheel they started to talk.

It turned out that he owned a graphics designing company, and needed desperately a qualified and experienced graphic designer. To her surprise and joy, he requested her to come to his office later during the day, with her certificates and recommendations for an interview.

She did not have to wait for the interview, as she was always carrying her certificates and recommendations with her. When he saw them, he was deeply impressed and hired her on the spot.

This meeting brought together two people who needed each other in some way. It was no coincidence, as one was thinking about hiring someone, and the other about finding a new job. Their thoughts brought them into meeting each other.

An excerpt from the book “Visualize and Achieve” by Remez Sasson
For full details visit: http://manifestlife.com/now/success.html

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"Balance Material And Spiritual"



"What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?"

-- Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

"Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential."

-- Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

Manifesting 4

When you 'feel', when you believe, when you KNOW, the
possibilities are endless.

Want to be the best Realtor in your town? Have beliefs
like this Realtor.

Want to be the person whose always in the right place
at the right time? Install the beliefs of somebody you
know who just plain seems to always have the
'Midas touch'.

Forget about diving too deep into YOUR beliefs - the ones
that you THINK may be holding you back. Instead, FOCUS on
what frame-of-mind - what structure of beliefs - you need
to employ in your life to be, do, or have whatever it is
that you, well, want to Be, Do, or Have.

Understand?


UNIVERSE



“The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination
is locked up in the safe."

-Peter DeVries

One of my children’s favourite games is ‘warmer/colder’. For those of you who
haven't been kids for a while, the game works like this:

1. A friend hides an object in the room.

2. As you get closer to finding the object, your friend calls out 'warmer'; as
you get further away, your friend calls "colder". (When you get very close, they
call out "hotter", if you get even further away, "icy cold".)

3. You keep going until you find the object or give up.

Simple though the game seems, there are several skills that make it work and make
it fun. The first is that the person searching for the missing object needs to
be extremely flexible in their behaviour. If they aren’t willing to continually
change directions to provoke and in response to feedback, it will take them
considerably longer to find what they are looking for.

Similarly, if the person giving feedback is either over or under-responsive, the
game can become both frustrating and increasingly difficult to play. This is why
it is so important to play the game with friends – if the person offering up the
feedback doesn’t want you to win, you probably won’t.

It has long struck me that this is an excellent metaphor for how we can best
pursue our goals and dreams in the world – by playing a giant game of
warmer/colder with the universe…

1. We set a goal or begin moving in the direction of something we want.

2. The universe provides us with feedback in the form of impossibilities (colder)
and synchronicities (warmer). The more ‘on track’ we are, the more seeming
miracles we encounter, as doors open and ‘just the right person’ appears to help
us at just the right time.

As the Scottish Himalayan explorer W. H. Murray put it:

“…all sorts of things occur to help one that would not otherwise have occurred. A
whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all
manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man
would have dreamed would come his way.”

3. We keep going until either we get what we want or we give up.

Of course, the key to how we experience the game is in how we define ‘warmer’ and
‘colder’. And the key to that, as Albert Einstein once said, is this:

“The most important question we can ask is whether or not the universe is a
friendly place…”

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Today’s Experiment:
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1. Think of a goal you have been pursuing. If you really were playing a game of
warmer/colder with the universe, what is it telling you now?

2. What are some of the signs you interpret as ‘warmer’? What are some of the
signs you interpret as ‘colder’?

3. If the universe was truly a friendly place, how might you approach the game
differently?

Have fun, learn heaps, and follow the heat!

Until next time,
michael

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Mind Mastery

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when

you take your eyes off your goal. ~ Hannah More



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Whatever you can imagine is possible,

is a fraction of what is truly possible. ~Jafree


Even-Mindednes

Many people confuse progress with movement and with outward change. Thus, the more dust of excitement they can stir up, the more productive they feel they are! The more they get swept up into a happy mood when things go well, the better, they imagine, things have gone. And their answer to every slump is to cast about for some other thing to sweep them high once more. Such lives are like cars driven over deeply rutted roads: Their movement is almost as much up and down as it is forward.

With even-mindedness, progress is a straight, not a jagged, line. Progress, however, should mean above all progressive understanding. Even-mindedness bestows clarity of perception, which is the ability to see things as they really are, undistorted by emotional bias.


Manifesting 3.

Spirituality, psychology and quantum physics have, for years,
been telling us the same thing (but, often, we have refused
to listen) …

That, like the Beatles song 'I am He and He is me, and you
are we and we are all together', we're all one, inextricably
connected (bottom line: separation does not exist) and that
if we'd start viewing ourselves as perfect spiritual beings,
with free will, we can easily and quickly manifest joy and
abundance in our lives (that's what Jesus was trying to get
across when he stated that "The Kingdom of God is within you").

Whatever you need to DO to understand this IDEA - whether
its intense soul-searching, meditation, life study, mentorship
or finally having a real mind-orgasm like moment(those rare
moments, in a state of detachment, where you experience
higher awareness -- your divinity guiding you) - DO try and
come to terms with the fact that 'God' and 'Love' are indeed
interchangeable.

We know this Tip will spur on some controversial feedback
(oh well, that's what makes life interesting); however, once
you get past the idea that God is some personality -- some
ever-in-charge male being that is standing in some specific
spot in creation -- personal growth became much, much easier.

Through meditation/prayer, ask God who He/She is and the answer
you get is "I Am That I Am." Ask God (All-That-Is) what He/She
wants for you, and you basically get, "to constantly increase
your conscious awareness and experience your deepest
joy-seeking desires."



Life...

"When I hear somebody sigh that "Life is hard," I am always tempted
to ask,
"Compared to what?" ~ Sidney J. Harris

"The Face In The Mirror"



"Our inability to see beauty doesn’t suggest in the slightest that beauty is not there. Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough or with broad enough perspective to see the beauty."

-- Rabbi Harold Kushner

Who are you? You can gaze at your reflection in a mirror but you’re not likely to see your true likeness. You are beautiful, unique, perfect. Do you see that?

The world needs you to see how whole and complete you are -- now. Can you begin to own your divinity? The world needs you to know who you really are so you can be the mirror for others.

"The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing."

-- John Muir

Manifesting 2

What do you really want?

Wealth? ~ Love? ~ Approval? ~ Respect? ~ Home Business?

Whatever it is, do you really expect to get it?

Come on, be honest ... if you are, you'll begin to see that
your passive self-talk - that crazy little voice that seems
to be ever-pervascent in talking to you - is what's either
cheering you on or causing you to doubt your ability
to create; to Master Physicality - to turn whatever it is
you consciously intend into reality.

So, are you a conscious goal-setting machine in action ...
or ... are there some conflicting intentions - hidden way
below the surface - you need to come to terms with?

Don't fool yourself.

Drop-kick em for good and get on with life.

Manifesting 1

Understand, and completely get your mind around the FACT,
that you are your own reality-making producer of LIFE
(your own life) whether you like it or not. Whether you
want to claim this self-responsible, all-controlling,
power or not.

The Great LAW: Everything is energy. Even your thoughts
and feelings. What you FOCUS on - with a feeling of harmony
and elation - you bring about. This is the basis for
everything that has happened, is happening, and will
happen in your life.

Believe it and accept it !

The TIP here is to consciously DIRECT your thinking, your
thought-energy into a state of 'vibrational harmony' with
what you want, not into a concentrated stupor with what
you don't want. No exceptions: you can only attract what
you REALLY want when you're in a feel-good state.



Smile



I am a mother of three and have recently completed my college degree. The
last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely
inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been
graced with. Her last project of the term was called "Smile,"

The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document
their reaction. I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone
and say, hello anyway.....so, I thought, this would be a piece of cake
literally.

Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I
went out to McDonalds, one crisp March morning. It was just our way of
sharing special play time with our son. We were standing in line, waiting
to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away,
and then even my husband did. I did not move an inch...an overwhelming
feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had
moved.

A s I turned around I smelled a horrible "dirty body" smell... and there
standing behind me were two poor homeless men. As I looked down at the
short gentleman, close to me, he was "smiling"..his beautiful sky blue
eyes: were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance. He said,
"Good day" as he counted the few coins he had been clutching. The second
man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the
second man was mentally deficient and the blue eyed gentle man was his
salvation. I held my tears......as I stood there with them.

The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted. He said,"Coffee
is all Miss" because that was all they could afford (to sit in the
restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something...they just wanted to
be warm). Then I really felt it...the compulsion was so great I almost
reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes. That is when
I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me...judging my every
action. I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me
two more breakfast meals on a separate tray. I then walked around the
corner to the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the
tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue eyed gentleman's cold
hand. He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, "Thank you."

I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, "I did not do this for
you...God is here working through me to give you hope."
I started to cry
as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat down my husband
smiled at me and said, "That is why God gave you to me honey.... to give
me hope."
We held hands for a moment and at that time we knew that only
because of the Grace were we able to give.

We are not church goers but we are believers. That day showed me the pure
Light of God's sweet love. I returned to college, on th e last evening of
class, with this story in hand. I turned in "my project" and the
instructor read it....then she looked up at me and said, "Can I share
this?" I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class. She began
to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings (part of God)
share this need to heal.

In my own way I had touched the people at McDonalds, my husband, son,
instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I
spent as a college student. I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I
would ever learn... unconditional acceptance..... after all ....we are
here to learn!

Much love and compassion sent to each and every person who may read this.

Unknown author


THE DESPERATION DESTROYER



“Passion is a positive obsession; obsession is a negative passion.”

-Paul Carvel

Have you ever blown things out of proportion?

I was speaking with a friend the other day when he surprised me by exclaiming “I
hate my life!”

As I knew he had a pretty amazing life, I asked him what he meant.

“Oh, it’s just this girl I’ve been seeing…”

He then proceeded to tell me a tale of woe about how his girlfriend had been
flirting with another man at a party. Although he was reasonably sure that she
had not been unfaithful, he couldn’t get it out of his head, and he was obsessing
about it.

As I know that in order to obsess about anything you have to temporarily forget
about everything else, I guided him through the following NLP process I developed
which I call ‘the Desperation Destroyer’. You can use it to take pretty much
anything which you have become desperate or obsessive about and re-contextualize
it into the big picture of your life.

Like any NLP process, this one becomes easier as you become more conscious of the
internal images, sounds and self-talk that are continually going on inside your
head…

For example, think about someone that you love. How do you know that you are
thinking about them and not a purple cow? Chances are, it is because you are
making a picture of them in one part of your mind and a picture of a purple cow
in another. Point to the mental picture of the person that you love. Now point
to the purple cow. Notice the difference?

Next, go inside your mind and sing along with one of your favourite songs. Where
are you most aware of the sound? Is it in the front or the back? Close or far
away? Towards the center or to the left or right?

Finally, notice the location of that voice inside your head. If you aren’t quite
sure, ask yourself ‘where is that voice inside my head?’ and notice where it is
that you hear it.

When you are able to get some sense of the location of the images, sounds and
self-talk inside your mind, you are ready to begin…

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Today’s Experiment:
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1. Think about something you feel needy or a bit desperate about. It could be to
do with relationships, money, or some event in the past or future you have been
obsessing about. As this is the first time you are doing this, please do NOT
choose anything traumatic until you have developed some expertise in this process!

2. Notice any pictures you have associated to this situation. Where are they
located? Are they larger or smaller than life? Realistic or ‘blown out of
proportion’?

3. Time to take charge of your internal world! Take any pictures, shrink them
down and push them way off into the distance. If it helps, you can white them
out, like using ‘liquid paper’ or ‘tipp-ex’. If you are aware of any sounds or
self-talk, turn down the volume until you are feeling relatively calm about
whatever it is you were desperate about.

4. Now, create a ‘success collage’ inside your mind of all the good things you
have in your life. This can include:

*Pictures of the people you like and who like you
*Times where you have been successful in the past
*Things you are grateful for having in your life.

While you are looking at your success collage, you can replay any positive
compliments you have received and other nice things that people have said to you.
Fill your mind with positive words, sounds and images!

5. Finally, imagine a tiny space opening up somewhere in the bottom part of your
success collage. Fill the space with a tiny representation of whatever it is you
used to feel needy or desperate about.

6. In the future, you will only think about this thing in the context of all the
wonderful things you already have going for you in your life!

Have fun, learn heaps, and enjoy putting things into their proper perspective!

Until next time,
michael

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Focus...

"Questions direct your thoughts and 'directed thoughts' are what we call FOCUS. Your

focus directs your feelings. Your feelings direct your actions. Your actions direct your
results. And your results direct your destiny. This means you can design and create

your destiny by designing and directing your questions. I believe one of the biggest

reasons people fail is because they ask themselves disempowering questions -

questions that limit their effectiveness and their ability to become successful."


Respect for mystery

     The Greeks were great masters at describing human behavior through small stories that we usually call myths. All the generations that came after them, from Freud’s psychoanalysis (with the Oedipus complex, for example) to the films of Hollywood (like Morpheus in “Matrix”) ended up drinking from this source.
     For a good part of my life, one of those stories left me very intrigued: the myth of Psyche.
     Once upon a time ... a beautiful princess was admired by all but nobody dared to ask for her hand in marriage. In despair, the king consulted the god Apollo, who told him that Psyche should be left alone, dressed in mourning, on top of a mountain. Before day broke a serpent would come to meet and marry her. The king obeyed, and all night the princess waited, in terror and dying of cold, for her husband to appear.
     She finally fell asleep. When she awoke she was in a beautiful palace, transformed into a queen. Every night her husband came to her and they made love, but he had imposed a sole condition: Psyche could have all she desired but she had to show utter trust and could never see his face.
     The young woman lived happily for a long time; she had comfort, affection, happiness, she was in love with the man who came to her every night. However, now and again she was afraid she was married to a horrid serpent. Early one morning, while her husband was sleeping, she shone a lamp on the bed, and saw lying there by her side Eros (or Cupid), a man of exceptional beauty. The light woke him up; he discovered that the woman he loved was incapable of respecting his only desire, and disappeared.
     Whenever I read this text, I used to wonder: can we never discover the face of love?
     I had to live for many years before I realized that love is an act of faith in another person, and its face should continue to be wrapped in mystery. It should be lived and relished at each and every minute, but whenever we try to understand it, the magic vanishes.
     When I accepted this I also began to let my life be guided by a strange language that I call “signs”. I know that the world is talking to me, I need to listen to it, and if I do so I shall always be guided towards what is most intense, passionate and beautiful. Of course, it is not easy and at times I feel like Psyche at the cliff, cold and terrified, but if I can pass through that night and deliver myself to the mystery and faith in life, I will always end up waking in a palace. All I need is to trust in Love, even though I run the risk of making a mistake.
     To conclude the Greek myth: desperate to have her love back, Psyche submits to a series of tasks imposed by Aphrodite (or Venus), the mother of Cupid (or Eros), who is envious of her beauty. One of the tasks is to deliver some of her beauty to Aphrodite. Psyche grows curious about the box that was supposed to contain the Goddess’ beauty and once again is unable to cope with the Mystery, so she decides to open it. Inside she finds not beauty but rather an infernal sleep that leaves her inert and immobile.
     Eros/Cupid is also in love, regretful for not having been more tolerant towards his wife. He manages to enter the castle and wake her from her deep sleep with the point of his arrow and once again tells her: “You almost died on account of your curiosity.” That is the great contradiction, Psyche sought for security in knowledge and found only insecurity.
     The two of them go to Jupiter, the supreme god, and implore that their union will never be undone. Jupiter passionately pleads the cause of the lovers and succeeds in gaining the support of Venus. From that day onwards, Psyche (the essence of the human being) and Eros (love) are always together. Whoever does not accept this and tries to find an explanation for magical and mysterious human relations will miss the best part of life.


With persmission from Author Paulo Coelho
"Warrior of the Light, a www.paulocoelho.com.br publication."

Motor Your Mind Towards Godhead



Compare your wealth to the automobile that you drive everyday. When you
are at the wheel, you have two options: You can either drive without
direction or, you can drive steadily to the temple and derive
long-lasting happiness. The decision is yours. So are the effects. You
are the master of your destiny. You may choose to amass wealth and use it
for inferior means of consumption or decide to use your resources to
serve humanity and therefore, Lord Krishna.

Abundance

 

In the East people have condemned the body, condemned matter, called
matter "illusory," maya - it does not really exist, it only appears to
exist; it is made of the same stuff as dreams are made of. They denied
the world, and that is the reason for the East remaining poor, sick,
in starvation.

Half of humanity has been accepting the inner world but denying the
outer world. The other half of humanity has been accepting the
material world and denying the inner world. Both are half, and no man
who is half can be contented. You have to be whole: rich in the body,
rich in science; rich in meditation, rich in consciousness. Only a
whole person is a holy person, according to me.

I want Zorba and Buddha to meet together. Zorba alone is hollow. His
dance has not an eternal significance, it is momentary pleasure. Soon
he will be tired of it. Unless you have inexhaustible sources,
available to you from the cosmos itself...unless you become
existential, you cannot become whole. This is my contribution to
humanity: the whole person. This Dionysian character is the very
picture of a whole man, a "Zorba the Buddha" who can drink wine,
dance on the beach and sing in the rain, and at the same time enjoy
the depths of understanding and wisdom that belong to the sage. In
one hand he holds a lotus, showing that he respects and contains
within himself the grace of the feminine. His exposed chest (an open
heart) and relaxed belly show that he is at home with his masculinity
as well, utterly self-contained. The four elements of earth, fire,
water and sky all conjunct at the King of Rainbows who sits atop the
book of the wisdom of life.

If you are a woman, the King of Rainbows brings the support of your
own male energies into your life, a union with the soul mate within.
For a man, this card represents a time of breaking through the
conventional male stereotypes and allowing the fullness of the whole
human being to shine forth. ~by Osho

Stand back every now and again



Some of you go on day after day doing the same thing and failing to appreciate the wonderful work that is being done here in this Centre of Light. I tell you, too much is taken for granted, especially by those who are close to the work. You can become oblivious to the vibrations which are being raised all the time, and forget you are in a rarified atmosphere. Then all you can see is the amount of work that has to be done - and you even wonder what it is all about.

Learn to see everything in its true perspective. Often you are too close to a situation to see it clearly, or you are inclined to take it for granted. Take nothing for granted. Stand back every now and again so you can see things clearly. And never fail to give thanks for what you behold.

With love and many blessings,

"Look For The Gifts"


Forgiveness
"In school you get the lesson and then take the test ... In life you take the test and then get the lesson."

-- Unknown Source

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."

-- Charles Beard

How is a problem in your life really an opportunity?

Problems invite us to go inside to recognize a bigger picture of ourselves and of life. This bigger picture brings meaning to what is unfolding. When you feel trapped in a problem, see if you can shift your perspective. Ask yourself, “What is my soul inviting me to learn from this situation?” The answer will always revolve around a quality or value, like gratitude, freedom, compassion, love, will, humour or acceptance. The answer will also always promote union rather than separation.

As soon as we find the meaning in our challenge, our resistance to it melts away. Often, awareness of the lesson is all that is needed to resolve the problem. If not, the awareness brings us courage and ways to work through it.

"The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life."

-- Dalai Lama

"Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

-- Albert Einstein

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Save The Dance

Forget-me-not
I met you on a side, an accidental hi
And I missed you, before I met you
You lips I want to taste, it's not the time and place
And It can't be, I'm sorry
It's like we've talked a thousand times
And made love with our eyes


But tonight is not the night
I'm with somebody else, and I can't lie
With me and you, it's never goodbye
Save the dance for another life

I'm guilty in my mind, cause I can't close my eyes
My spirit, can hear it
So let the music play, the changes I can't make
To heal you, conceal you
It's like we've walked a thousand miles
To make love with our eyes

Without you...
Wish that I could tell you that tomorrow is all about you
But it's the time to meet you in another life

Save the dance for another life

Ricky Martin... Life

"Slow Down"



"The soul requires duration of time -- rich, thick, deep, velvety time -- and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried .... We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view."

-- Robert Sardello

Soul cannot exist when our connections in life remain superficial. An experience of soul requires that we take time to be fully present to the details of our lives.

Explore what happens when you take the time to STOP and PAY ATTENTION. When we choose to slow down and really experience the qualities of our lives, we get a whole new perspective on what living’s all about.

"We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery."

-- H. G. Wells

"The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small."

-- Mary Webb

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