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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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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Creating Your Perfect Relationship

Are you happy with the relationships in your life? Or, do you crave to have different relationships than the ones you have? There are ways to expand our scope of associations and enrich the ones we already possess. One way is by practicing the concept that we are all truly “one.”

Even with over seven billion people now roaming our planet, we are all basically the same. Yes, our skin or hair vary in tone or color; but none of that matters should we require a blood transfusion as long as the blood types match. We are all the same species. But what has that to do with our daily lives?

If we are one then we understand that what we do affects those around us in more profound ways than ever before. While we have freedom of choice there are also consequences in the form of outcomes or effects precipitated by those choices. Think about in the past how destruction of complex ecosystems has had catastrophic effects not only on a specific area and  beyond; and, far too often in disastrous ways never even considered.

“We see all people,
all beings,
and all life
as expressions of God.”

The same is true for us. For example, we may want more physical affection from a partner; but when that desire is not immediately fulfilled we could become morose or spiteful. Neither reaction promotes a successful move toward bliss! Those ego-based reactions, whether or not we believe it, have an effect on others. Oneness

Would we treat ourselves the same way? If we split a fingernail or cut ourselves shaving would we become so enraged with ourselves that we would cut off a finger or slash our throat without understanding the outcome? Of course not, yet we are far more willing to express our emotions inappropriately (or hold them inside) when others are involved, and then later wonder why we don’t have the peace, love, joy and bliss in our lives.

What would happen this week if you saw everyone with whom you interacted as an extension of yourself? Would the hugs you desire come more easily from another if you initiated a caress or two? How would your experience be with the surly clerk at the store or bank if you treated them as your beloved?

There’s only one planet at present upon which we can live and thrive. By seeking to interact with love and support we make way for the peace and happiness we crave.

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,

Terry

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