Realizing the Power of Mind

Do you ever find yourself knowing something, but just can’t figure out why or how? Do you occasionally or regularly experience some form of intuition that guides you to the perfect solution? Then you understand the power of Mind.29

Not your mind, or my mind, but Mind. This mind is the Mind we all have access to, both universally and individually. You have probably heard it said that we use only a fraction of our minds. There are untapped and amazing powers which we all have access to – we just have to learn how to do it.

Throughout this month both in the weekly blogs and daily editions we’ll be delving into the possibilities we have to change the conditions in our life, our relationships, our bodies, our finances and our careers, to name just a few.

We all have powers we can start using right now. If we are already aware of such abilities we can “up the ante,” so to speak. What does that look like?

Not much if we don’t believe we have the potential. It’s like what I’ve written in the past, You can’t have a relationship with someone’s potential. This includes ourselves as well. We can’t experience and enjoy the untapped powers of our mind if we don’t accept we have the capability to do so.

I offer you the opportunity – a challenge if you prefer – to join with me this month in exploring the power within each of us; to see how you can personally affect change in your life in a greater way than ever before; and, to see more than ever before how changing our thinking, redirecting our focus, can truly change our lives.

The following Mondays in March will help us discover more about the Divine Mind within and daily exercises will be available on the Facebook® page for Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation. See you there and here next week!

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,
Terry

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What Is the “God Within?”

Theme for February 22:
The Highest God and the Innermost God: One God

“We believe in the unity of all life,
and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God.”
Ernest Holmes

What Is the "God Within?"

Is the God in which you believe far away from you or disinterested in your daily life? Or, if you don’t believe in some Higher Power, do you feel cut off from the abundance you seek by some outside force?

There is a solution to both these situations, if any of them ring true for you. No, not a litany of instructions or complicated esoteric processes. Just one solution to address all three of the problems.

Ernest Holmes, the founder of the Science of Mind philosophy, gives us the solution in the quote above. Scientific research has proved beyond any doubt that all life is intertwined, all part of the same cosmic “stuff.” As such, the separations and distance we see between us and other people – or experiences we desire – is human in nature, brought on only by our own perceptions of time and space.quote-the-highest-god-and-the-innermost-god-is-one-god-ernest-holmes-89-12-62

Do you look outside yourself for help? It’s easy to look outside ourselves for direction or approval, especially if we feel someone we admire or aspire to be like seems to have some secret of success. We aren’t taught to trust our own inner guidance, our intuition or the “still small voice” about which you may have read. Why?

Control. We are controlled by mass marketing, societal norms designed to keep us small and compliant, and individual attributes such as age, gender, race or physicality to act as a barrier to fulfilling our fondest, most precious dreams.

I invite you on journey with me this week to examine the unity of life and how understanding that concept will enrich your daily experience of life. You’ll find daily concepts and exercises beginning today at the Facebook page of my ministry:  Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation.

In the meantime, consider what it would take for you to believe in a universe that is conspiring for your good. What would it take for you to follow the instructions of Jesus of Nazareth, “ASK and it shall be given to you, SEEK and you will find, KNOCK and it shall be open to you.” Are you willing to A-S-K with the knowledge that you will receive your good?

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,
Terry

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Unconditional Love

Theme for the Week of February 15: Through the Prism of God’s Love

We see a world in which unity with God and
connection with each other is emphasized.

Is the love you have for your friends or beloved unconditional? I’d venture a guess that you’d say it is. And, from at least my six plus decades of experience, you’d be wrong.

People aren’t taught to love unconditionally, myself included. Oh sure, we talk about unconditional love. We hear ministers preach about unconditional love. But do we, as a rule, practice it in our daily lives?

Ask yourself what ovations of love you received from a special someone yesterday for Valentine’s Day or your last birthday. Did the outward demonstration you experienced meet with your expectations?

Well, first off, dear one, if we have expectations about how other people must act toward us then we’re already out of unconditional love! If romantic or platonic relationships are expected to unfold in certain ways then we are already placing conditions on those relationships.

So while we may consider the concept of unconditional love in theory, what we see practiced is a type of love which is granted based on how far others live up to our expectations. This is the complete opposite of the unconditional love we know as an attribute of universal consciousness. The law of cause and effect is a prime example of unconditional love.unconditional-love1

The universe is set to respond in kind with our thoughts, words and deeds. The unfortunate part of that equation is that our thoughts are all-too-often unconscious instead of conscious; our words are spoken without complete understanding of the power they wield; and, our deeds can be too easily influenced by societal norms and familial expectations.

I hope you’ll join me for a week of discussion on the many facets or prisms of God’s unconditional love, which happens over on the Facebook page for Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation. In the meantime, I invite you to stop yourself over the next few days anytime you find you are judging yourself or others, for unconditional love and judgment cannot exist in concert with one another. Can you give yourself the gift of unconditionally love?

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,
Terry

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Finding Your Voice

Theme for the Week of February 8:

Discover Your Voice

“We believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in everyone and that
all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.”–
Ernest Holmes

Finding Your Voice

Do you know what your “voice” is? We might first think of the sounds we make coming out of our mouths, but our true voice is much more.

Much can be told about us when we speak. Do we speak loudly, with aggression in our tone, bullying everyone around us? Are the words we utter barely heard because we speak so quietly, doing so with the greatest of timidity and fear?

Our patriarchal societies applaud the loud, aggressive and unemotional heterosexual male, but look with distain or even disgust when a woman or gay man seeks to exert authority or control. A straight male CEO (think Donald Trump) will be congratulated on being a real bastard in the board room, but let a female film producer (think Angelina Jolie) demand perfection and she’s regarded as a bitchy ball-buster.Car_fVGWAAAkdt8

No. It’s not fair and thankfully society has been changing for some decades now, though far from as quickly as many of us would like it. But we have to be aware that those ideas and expectations are engrained in us from childhood and perpetuated in the media. We must acknowledge that and not buy into the hype.

It is our job to be powerful and empowering leaders in all we do by speaking from the core of who we are. That is the result of finding our voice. When we are in alignment with our highest spiritual truth – the essence of who we are as a unique individual – we don’t have to prove anything to anyone. We are secure in our own decisions, our own direction and our own ideas.

This means we can be challenged; in fact, we invite such challenge. Why? Because we know that by standing fast in our highest spiritual truth we can have our beliefs tested. And, at the same time, we are not so ego-driven and proud to think we cannot learn things from others, nor do we always have to be right.

Who are you? What do you stand for? What is your vision of life and the mission by which you carry it out? This is not what your mother wants, or society, or your boss or your lover. How can you answer these questions from the core of your being and then use your voice to live from a place of power, peace, joy and security? To continue this discussion, click on over to my Foundation’s Facebook® page where we will be discussing this topic daily!

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,

Terry

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Is That Really True?

Theme for the Week of February 1:

Living in Alignment with Truth

We see a world in which people live in alignment with their highest spiritual truth.

How do you know what you read or hear is true? This is probably a good questions for Americans to be asking right now, considering it’s a presidential election year here in the States. There are so many conflicting “facts” that the truth may not be easy to ascertain.

The theme of the week is “Living in Alignment with Truth.” That subject might seem the complete opposite of political agendas, but there actually is a direct correlation between the two. We all grow up with some idea of what spiritual truth is, though we may not call it by that name. The spiritual truth that we are raised with is usually the religion of our parents. Though we may not necessarily believe now what we were taught as a child, the benchmark by which we measure truth in the rest of our lives could be influenced by religious training.

As adults we have come to learn that the church is not always right and spiritual leaders not as perfect as we were taught to believe. Still, the idea that there is a rock-solid truth upon which we can base our life is something we may still seek from the physical world around us.

It is said that we are welcome to construct our own opinions based on whatever facts we choose; we do not, however, get to change the Truth. The real Truth we seek is contained with universal laws that never change. They work for everyone and they work everywhere.

Here’s a great litmus test for vetting any idea or claim that comes along:

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it really the truth?
  • How do I know it’s the truth?
  • Since it’s the truth, am I willing to base the life of my child or loved one on it?
  • How would my experience be if it wasn’t the truth?

I hope you’ll want to continue the discussion this week! Just click on over to the Facebook page for Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation, my Centers for Spiritual Living focus ministry. Come on – click over! (That’s where all the fun is!)

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,

Terry

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