Year: 2015

Coming in 2016

My weekly blogs are brought to you in part by my ministry – Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation. We are part of a much larger organization, Centers for Spiritual Living. In 2016, the Foundation joins over 100 other CSL ministries around the world in promoting, discussing and working toward the goal shown above....

Focusing Our Attention

Have you ever wondered why positive thinking doesn’t always seem to work? Do you understand the difference between “positive thinking” and “thinking positively?” First let me point out the first question includes “doesn’t seem to work,” not “doesn’t work.”  Positive thinking works exactly the same way as prayer, even...

Accepting Our Good

Is there something lacking in your life right now? It could be any number of things:  a satisfying relationship, a better or new car, the job/career of your dreams, your bills paid and money in the bank. It could also be peace of mind, free from anxiety or depression....

Distractions

Are you easily distracted? I am if I’m not holding an almost constant vigilance with my purpose. I suppose it might have something to do with that ADHD thing. So, yeah, some guys in white coats feel I have this inability to effectively give my attention to what’s in...

Healing Pain

Have you changed your Facebook profile picture to the French flag? Many have. Thousands have been affected from the recent losses in Paris. No loss should be minimized, but when we highlight tragedy of any kind we give it power and energy. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be informed....

Mushrooms and Manure

Do you seem at times to be doing a lot, but accomplishing little? Working through a To Do list can end up being more of a chore than a triumph. If this has happened to you then perhaps it’s not the list but what’s on it. People often wonder...

Divine Compassion

Our thoughts become things. Most religious and spiritual beliefs teach this concept in one form or another. But what happens when tragedy or harm occurs in our life? Here’s what does NOT work: “That’s horrible! What do you think was in your consciousness to cause THAT?” NOT cool …...

Affirming Our Good

Do you use affirmations? Or, do you understand what they are and how they work? The use of affirmations – short, meaningful, positive statements to focus our minds on a goal or desire – is taught widely. Louise Hay, the well-known New Thought minister and healing-focus writer, made affirmations...

Getting Everything We Want

Can we have everything we want? I’ve often said that we can have everything we want, but we just can’t have it all at the same time. That seemed logical until recently. Turns out I’ve wrong all along. Mike Dooley of tut.com says the correct answer is, “Absolutely not!”...

Being Happy

Do you want to be happy? The answer to that probably seems like a no-brainer, but what will it take for that to be a regular occurrence in your life if it isn’t already? Many people think that money will make them happy. For others it’s the perfect dream...