Author: Terry Minion

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In My Heart, Am I

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”

— Proverbs 23:7

“The world as we have created it
is a process of our thinking.
It cannot be changed
without changing our thinking.”


— Albert Einstein

“A belief is simply a thought
you keep thinking.”


— Abraham, Esther Hicks

“As you believe in, so do you see out.
As you sow, so you reap.
That’s what that means.
The seeds you plant within yourself
are what you see growing
in the garden around you.
If you do not like the flowers you are growing,
then change your order of seed.
Plant something different,
and then something new will grow.
The inner is the outer.
If the outer is not the way you prefer it to be,
change the inner and the outer will follow.”


— Bashar, Darryl Anka

Peace Is Not A Prize

“There is no way to peace.
Peace is the way.”

— A. J. Muste

Peace is not a prize.
Peace is not a thing.
Peace is pure love.
Peace is pure allowing.

Peace is not the absence of violence or conflict.
Peace takes no sides, has no winners or losers.

Peace is completely neutral.
Peace is unconditional love.
Peace is pure forgiveness.

Peace is not a feeling,
yet if it had feelings,
it would be pure joy.
It is an attitude; a point of view.

Peace cannot be achieved.
Peace can only be.
And ultimately, peace is a choice.

There has always been a lot of talk
about how to have peace,
but peace cannot be had.

There has always been a lot of talk
about the various ways to peace.

But there is no way to peace.
Peace is the way.

Willingness To Let Go

“To forgive is to feel
the compassion, gentleness,
tenderness, and caring
that is always within our hearts,
no matter how the world may seem
at the moment.

Forgiveness is the way to a place
of inner peace and happiness,
the way to our soul.

That place of peace
is always available to us,
always ready to welcome us in.

Through forgiveness,
we receive all that our hearts
could ever want.
We are released from
our fear, anger, and pain
to experience oneness
with each other
and our spiritual Source.


— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Forgiveness:
The Greatest Healer Of All

The Enlightened Life

The real value of reading many authors who may even be writing on similar subject matters is that each of them has an individually unique understanding and thereby an individually unique way of explaining what they have learned. As I was reading a different book from one of my favorite authors, Gerald G. Jampolsky, in Forgiveness: The Greatest Healer Of All, I found this golden nugget of wisdom expressed in a way that I had not before experienced. I hope you injoy his perspective. The first line was enough to inspire me!

“It can be helpful to think of the ego as having a belief system of its own. If we want, we can accept its beliefs or seek other ways of looking at the world. Of course, we have to remember that our egos are part of who we are. The greater our ability to recognize our fearful ego, the freer we are to choose a more loving and peaceful life.”

He goes on to say that the ego’s thought system foundation is fear, guilt, and blame. All of that is fear in different forms. And, if we followed the ego’s thought system as our guiding principles, we would always be in a state of conflict. I might also add another “c” word, contempt. It is easy enough to find these guiding principles at work all around us, and it is a good clue as to what portion of us is in charge.

Dr. Jampolsky also indicates that the ego, based on the information just presented, creates the belief within the ego that nobody deserves forgiveness, including ourselves. He states that our egos are very clever, and based on these beliefs, create all manner of havoc in our lives.

Yet, the good news is in the quote above. “The greater our ability to recognize our fearful ego, the freer we are to choose a more loving and peaceful life.”

We are always in charge. We can allow our ego to rule or be the manager of it instead. Either way, we are in charge and in our choosing.

I choose a more loving and peaceful life by spreading the joy that comes from awareness and the power of choice.

Just Let Go Of The Oars

“We would like you to understand that as you begin to approach your world in terms of vibration rather than action, and in terms of thought rather than in terms of time and space and distance, your ability to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be will be much more efficient.

The Current will carry you… just let go of the oars.

When you are no longer paddling against the Current–when you release your oars and relax into your own natural Well-Being–the Current, which is ever moving in the direction of that which you have become and all that you want, will carry you toward your desires.

The belief that there is something to overcome automatically points you upstream. Understanding that all you desire is easily attainable by you automatically points you downstream. And once you understand that, you are practicing the Art of Allowing your natural Well-Being to flow to you and you to it… and that is the Art of Allowing yourself to be the You that life has caused you to become.”


— Abraham, Esther Hicks
The Astonishing Power of Emotions

To me, as Abraham calls it–the Art of Allowing–is the most powerful thing I have ever learned. I make use of that knowledge every single day now. The Art of Allowing is love to me. It is unconditional love. And in this quote above, it is unconditionally loving ourselves by coming to know–to know in our knower, as my previous pastor used to say.

It is coming into our knowing. It is trust. It is an unshakable belief. It is controlling without any need to control. It is being in charge by virtue of our ultimate choosing. When we love ourselves enough to allow and to flow with All-That-Is, we have no use for oars.

Being In Love

“The most important aspect of love
is not in giving or the receiving:
it is in the being.

When I need love from others
or need to give love to others,
I am caught in an unstable situation.

Being in love,
rather than giving or taking love,
is the only thing that provides stability.”


— Ram Dass

The Vehicle Is Forgiveness

“Whenever I see someone else as guilty,
I am reinforcing my own sense of guilt and unworthiness.
I cannot forgive myself
unless I am willing to forgive others.
It does not matter what I think
anyone has done to me in the past
or what I think I may have done.
Only through forgiveness
can my release from guilt and fear be complete.

Today I choose to let go
of all my past misperceptions
about myself and others.
Instead, I will join with everyone and say:
I see you and myself
only in the light of true forgiveness.”


— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

Rock Your Personal World

“It turns out that it is not possible
to separate anything from anything, though,
because at the core of all of those things
is you and the way you feel.
As you focus upon one unpleasant
or unwanted aspect of life,
it bleeds over into all other aspects.

Can you see, in looking back,
that there were opportunities
to look for positive aspects,
but because you were fixated
upon negative aspects,
those became your dominant experience?

Focus upon what you do want,
become a Vibrational Match
to what you do want,
train your point of attraction
to what you do want–
and watch your personal world become that.”


— Abraham, Esther Hicks

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