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Observing our Thoughts

DSCN2024How are you feeling today?  Right this minute, I am beginning my day choosing to have a good day, one where I am aware of the energy that I am using to create this day.  I know that what I will have is seeded by what I accept.

As I look within myself and see the flow of my thoughts and the direction of my actions, I can see what has influenced the nuances of my life.  Are you willing to take a look at your creations as well?  Join me in exploring the creative tendency of your thoughts.  Please make sure that you explore your thoughts without blame or shame.

If I am not feeling attuned to Spirit and on top of my game, I am compelled to look for the thoughts, beliefs and attitudes that have led to the feelings I am having.  I know the power of my emotions to feed the unconscious and if I want to create a happier day with better results in my life, I have to pull the weeds of resistance to allowing myself to have the good that everyone deserves.

Why would we resist having what we want?  It is not a conscious out-picturing or a direct result of deciding not to experience our good.  It is a deeply seeded habit of belief that has not been dissolved from our unconscious.  Sometimes we create so much of our lives from a strong belief that there is not enough,  that we cannot have it better or from what is missing instead of focusing on what we do have and what we are, and what we can do with that.

Being grateful for all that is in our lives, we open the door of possibilities instead of the opposite.  All thoughts are creative and we do choose our thoughts.  If you are feeling like a fog is surrounding you, then it is time to bring in the light of the sun.  Call forth the wisdom of the divine within you and you will soon see what needs to be pulled from your mental household.  You can do this.  Choose better thoughts!

Where our thoughts go, our energy flows!  That is one of those revealing statements that really shines the light of reality for me.  Perhaps it will support you in creating a day that blesses you and the others in your life.  That is conscious co-creation with the Source of Life.  I turn to the Presence and ask for direction in leading my life where I can make a difference in the lives of others as well as in my own.  I know I cannot do this alone, even though I am responsible to point my thoughts in a positive and up-lifting direction.  If I need help doing that, I call upon Spirit to lift my vision out of the effects to the causal level where all change and direction takes place.

You are a child of God, deserving of your good.  Create a day of love, joy and service.  Plant seeds that hold meaning for you that will bless you and those in your life.

“We do not change all of the patterns of our thought in a moment. Rather, it takes place little by little, until gradually the old thought patterns become transformed into new ones by some inner alchemy of the mind, the operation of which we do not see but the manifestation of which we do experience.” ~ Ernest Holmes

Know that you are Loved!   Namaste,  Rev. Barb

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Trust the Process

life coach**, spiritual counseling, spiritual counseling, life coach nevada city, spiritual counselor nevada city, wellness coach , christian counseling, spiritual therapist, online counselingEvery day we have opportunities to trust Spirit, to go more deeply into truth, and to surrender whatever comes up that appears to be blocking our self-realization.  The miracles of God are often simple opportunities to let go of our thoughts, feelings and reactions and step into the greater conscious willingness that is within us.  There are times when the energy flow is great, high and mighty and there are also times when the flow appears less apparent.

Last week I went for an eye exam and the eye doctor did not like the appearance of one of my eyes.  He set up an MRI and the scan revealed a tumor that was pushing on my eye.  That set off a series of referrals that led me to an ENT doctor and surgeon that is referring me to sinus doctor that specializes in delicate procedures.  All of this has challenged my capacity to ride the waves of uncertainty and  trust the process and stay in the present with my energy and present moment awareness.

When we have something coming up for us that adds waves to our internal calmness, what works for me is to call forth “The Presence,” and surrender all my feeling, the emotional energy and wrap it up and give it to Spirit.  The vital energies and power of our humanity stirs up the “what if’s” and that is where the inner work for the moment has to be focused.  Healing and raising my vibration.

I use prayer, dialog with the divine, contemplation, meditation, spiritual study and affirmations as part of my daily spiritual practice.  Over the years I have used the daily Spiritual Mind Treatments in Creative Thought, Unity,
Agape International, and in the Science of Mind magazines, Louise Hays, Deepak Chopra’s and many others.  One of favorite daily tools is “Affirmations for Self- Healing” by Swami Kriyananda, direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.

“I hold my thoughts up to the calmness within; in calmness I receive inspiration from my higher Self.”

Paramhansa Yogananda said:  “The GREATER the WILL, the greater the FLOW OF ENERGY.”

Today I trust in the divine flow and process that is leading me into the unique rhythm,pulse and ever greater attunement with Spirit.  I give thanks for all that is in my life and all that I am, knowing I am always loved, guided, guarded and directed by the Spirit of the Indwelling Presence and so are you.   And So It Is!

Know how deeply loved you are,  Blessings,  Rev. Barb

Looking at the One in the Mirror

I was thinking about how easy it is to look at life… through my eyes, and forget to ask myself, how is (she/he) someone else seeing or experiencing this.  I am clear that I choose to help  make the world a better place and my heart is definitely in it.  What is not as clear to me at all times is —  how congruent my head and heart are.  Life often reminds me that it is prudent to start on a moment by moment basis. As a Science of Mind Practitioner for 28 years and 16 of those years as a New Thought- Ancient Wisdom teacher, coach and minister, my intention has been to be a loving and beneficial presence on the planet.  I am dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of others; in service to God and those that Spirit brings to me for a reason, a season, or for a lifetime.  Sometimes all that is needed is a prayer or”an encouraging word.” Other times they need to share their thoughts and feelings and they just want me to listen.  Many times they need spiritual tools and guidance.  Most of the time everyone needs to feel loved and cared about and then I have to release them to be themselves without the weight of any of my expectations.  That was tough for me to integrate fully.

Recently, I read this in “Heaven Letters.”

“Are you aware of how tightly you hold on to what is not yours to hold on to? Are you trying to hold people to you. Are you trying to keep them in

place. But people are travelers in their own lives. They rest when they rest, and they move on when they move on. Are you trying to keep them by the force of your will?  Why… they are their own being. They are playing a part in your life as they will, on stage one moment, off the next.”

“People in your life are like dance partners. They dance as they will. You do not try to hold them or make them dance only the dances you dance. They bow in and out of your life anyway. You might as well set them free.

There have certainly been times when I have held on too tightly and there have been times when I have given the impression that I just don’t care, when I do. Perhaps too much! Sometimes I struggle to find an inner balance when it comes to my loved ones. I love deeply and I want to be encouraging and appreciative without taking it all so seriously. No one else, in my life, holds the measure of my worth, yet there were times when I believed it was the truth.  Have you ever felt like that?

Sometimes… I just need to share an encouraging word with the one in the mirror.

Know that you are loved!

Blessings, Rev. Barb