Do You Want to Be Alone?

Theme for the week of April 11:
You Cannot Disconnect From Life

Affirmation:
We see a world in which we live and grow as One Global Family
that respects and honors the interconnectedness of all life.

Do you ever want to get away from it all? As complicated as our modern lives can get at times it’s no wonder if you do. We all deserve a break from the daily grind. Or not! We could talk about when we let ourselves get into jobs or lives that are a grind, but that’s not our topic.

11Apparently, Greta Garbo has been mis-quoted for decades – that happens a lot more than we’d like to admit! She didn’t say she wanted to be alone; she said she wanted to be let alone. There IS a difference!

I once heard a saying, “Wherever you go there you are.” In other words, we can't run away from our problems, at least not for very lone. The same is true if we try to completely disconnect from life. It’s not possible. Sure we can go camping for the weekend in the woods, or go completely off the grid, but we are still interconnected with all life around us.

To some that might feel like we can never be alone with our thoughts. To others it might be a comfort to know we always have the support and energy of others with us. How do you feel about it?

It can be exhausting if we think we have to do it all, go it alone or tough it out. As long as we can get our ego to suspend judgment, asking for help or working with others provides something that we all crave on one level – connection. The physical, social, philosophical and sexual connections we experience nurture and sustain us as we move through our spiritual experience in our human forms.

Over the next week on the Facebook® page of Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation we’ll be discussing how to increase our awareness of the interconnectedness of all life. And, we’ll look at new ways of using our connections to have truly amazing lives. Join us!

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,
Terry

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Powerful Healing

Theme for the month of April
The Global Vision:  Kinship With All Life

Theme for the week of April 4:
Place No Limit On Principle

We believe in healing through the power of this Mind.”
– Ernest Holmes

Did you know that some people won’t pray for the “little things,” because they’re afraid they’ll bother God? “God’s got bigger problems to deal with than my bad back, relationship issues, etc.” Seriously?

Divine Mind or Universal Intelligence, other terms for God – that power that is greater than us, but which we exist through – doesn’t have time management issues! If such an intelligence and power could both conceive of our universe (and countless others, no doubt) AND continue to see that creation expand without end, don'tcha think It can handle it?!?

We believe in a power greater than us that, through us, heals all that we perceive needs healing. We pray affirmatively, with power and conviction, to adjust our consciousness and know the truth of our being.07A

That truth is that we are one with all living things around us. We are intricately and eternally connected to the planet upon which we live and the ground on which we stand, as well as the water and air that give us life.

This week on the Facebook® page for Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation we’ll be discussing healing, the interconnectedness of life and how we can more perfectly align with the energies around us. That may sound more like a nine-week course, but we’re going to give it a shot anyway!

It’ll be fun to push ourselves, challenge our misconceptions about this divine power at our disposal and, yes, participate in the healing of ourselves, others and our beautiful planet. Come play with us!

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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#TheGlobalVision
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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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#TheGlobalVision
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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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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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