Will You Accept or Except?

Theme for the Week of March 28:
Identify Yourself With What You Want

Affirmation:  We see a world in which individuals rediscover their personal power to create an individual life that works within a life
that works for everyone.

Do you see yourself accepting something before you physically have it in your possession? Or, do you wish you had something, but don’t see how it’s possible to have it? Why do we disbelieve we can acquire the very things we desire?

Actually, there are number of reasons. Here’s just a few; they are all based on “I’d have/do that, except … “

  • … I don’t deserve it.
  • … I haven’t worked hard enough for it.
  • … other people will think I’m trying to show off.
  • … our family just doesn’t do that.
  • … only rich people can afford that.
  • … I’m too old to be thinking I could pull that off.

The list continues and you probably have at least of few of your own. I do! But here’s a favorite quote by Richard Bach from his book, “Illusions,” that always brings me back to the Truth:

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It’s absolutely amazing just how hard we can fight for our limitations, isn’t it? The universe can only respond to what we believe, not just what we say. If someone says they want to get married, but turns around and spouts off a litany of reasons why that’s not going to happen, where do you think the energy is directed?

If you engage in this sort of self-defeating, self-fulling prophesying about your inability to have a life worth living then do yourself and everyone around you a favor:  Just don’t bother wanting anything. Just give up. That’s right. GIVE UP!

Do those comments upset you? Good. They’re meant to jar us out of a victim consciousness to an attitude of gratitude, acceptance and empowerment. We can all benefit in some area of our lives by deciding to be sick and tired of being sick and tired.

This whole week over at the Facebook® page for Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation I’ll be publishing ideas about acceptance. I hope we can further clarify how we can better work with the universe instead of against it. Will you join me?

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,
Terry

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Is the World Getting You Down?

Theme for the Week of March 21, 2016
Don’t Bring Me Down:  The challenges of group consciousness

“We believe in control of conditions through the power of this Mind.” – Ernest Holmes

Have you had just about enough of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaigning yet? Personally, I can’t get enough of it. HUH?

Perhaps you are troubled by the rhetoric from nearly all candidates, misleading ads and a particularly ugly brand of violence witnessed at some rallies. But we have an opportunity – here or abroad – to experience a shift in consciousness never before seen on the planet. That’s exciting! Why?

Because we are witnessing how easily humans can be manipulated. We get to choose whether we will jump in the mud along with the masses. We have the chance to close our ears to challenges to our beliefs, ideologies and candidates, or we can decide to listen to objections with an open mind and heart.21A

The more adamant we are that we must be right the more we have the chance to step back and ask ourselves why that is so. Our beliefs, our way of life, our faith itself must be able to stand up to the test of fire. If we must shield our beliefs from those different than ours or require everyone to agree with us then we are not nearly as confident as we think we are.

Over the next week we’ll be exploring how we have choice in how we are affected by the consciousness of our family and friends, our spiritual communities, our lovers, our nation and the world. Those concepts will be developed over at the Facebook page for Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation.

In the meantime, ponder the quote above by Science of Mind® founder, Dr. Ernest S. Holmes. We CAN control our conditions through the power of universal Mind. The key to doing that and understanding how it’s done is knowing that it starts with our attitude about conditions around us, not dictating the actions of others. Sound interesting? Come on over for the discussions!

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,
Terry

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Train Your Brain!

Theme for the Week of March 14:
Your Mind and How to Use It

“We see a world in which humanity rediscovers
the creative power of thought.”

Do you believe we live in a world of choice? We do, even if we don’t always like the choices.

It often comes back to wanting to eat our cake and have it, too. In case you haven’t already discovered it, that saying indicates a tremendous belief in lack and poverty. How?

Because if we truly know we are abundantly supplied by a user-friendly universe, then we have no need to stop ourselves from enjoying our lives or possessions. It’s the same as being afraid to gift those clothes we haven’t worn for six months (or twelve months, if you live where there are more distinct seasons). 14A

An unwillingness to release that which no longer serves us is a belief in lack, a state of being afraid and built on a foundation of fear. The same goes for being reluctant to make a decision, a choice.

Ernest Holmes taught us that “fear is faith mis-placed.” In other words, we’re manifesting more fear of the unknown than we are in what we claim to believe about abundance. Believing that we have freedom of choice is the first step to empowerment and unlocking the shackles of being a victim.

So why don’t we choose wisely all the time? Because we lack faith that there is a Mind in operation that is conspiring for our good. Because we don’t want to disappoint our mother. Because we are afraid he/she/they won’t like it. The list goes on and on.

There is responsibility in choice, which is another reason why we sometimes avoid making decisions. Here’s a thought I’ve been developing for the past couple of years:

We have freedom of choice, but not of consequence.

Consequence doesn’t necessarily mean something negative, but there will be a reaction to or from our action. That’s why it behooves us to choose wisely!

In the coming week, we’ll be discussing the practice of how to use our minds in the various areas of our life over at the Facebook® page for my ministry, Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation. It does take practice and it takes work. You are up to the challenge and the pay-off will be beyond what you have ever experienced up until now.

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,
Terry

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Your Personal Experience

Theme for the Week of March 7:
A Personal Experience of the Divine

“We believe that God is personal to all who feel this Indwelling Presence.”
– Ernest Holmes

Does the theme and quote for this week resonate with you? Or, does it sound like some kind of metaphysical psychobabble spoken by someone who appears more in tune with their pot dealer than reality?

Drastic contrasts, perhaps, but I don’t think my examples are far off. It used to bother me that I lived a life so different than most people. I’ve spent many years studying various spiritual beliefs. It’s allowed me to develop a sense of peace that allows me to accept my path, usually ignoring people who choose not to inquire as deeply of life as I feel I must.

Many years ago I took quite literally the words of Jesus of Nazareth when he was quoted as saying his followers should exist in the world as we know it, but not be part of it. It’s a wise – a very wise – piece of advice.

Now, especially, people are glued to their mobile devices, the news and TV to get the latest gossip on the presidential races. Reports are about as reliable as the weather:  ever-changing! I believe in being informed; I don’t believe in becoming all hot-n-bothered by stuff over which we have no control.

Do I always personally succeed in that? Hardly. One simple social media post can send me right over the edge if I allow it to do so. But these instances are exactly the time to practice Jesus’ advice and have that personal experience of the divinity within us all.

That inner guidance we trust is our own personal experience of the divine presence that lives, moves and has Its being through us. Divine intelligence – by whatever name you choose to call it – is always looking for a way to express in ways only we can individually articulate. 07A

This week in the daily edition of my blog, found on the Facebook® page for Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation, we’re going to be discussing personal expressions of God in all four major areas of our lives, plus three additional situations for your consideration.

I invite you to join in this dialog! Take time to examine the driving force in your life – be it God/Spirit/Divine Love or the facts of scientific knowledge and discovery. How have you adjusted your views of these forces in your life over the years? Does what you’ve been taught to believe still serve you? I look forward to hearing your answers!

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,
Terry

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