Author: Terry Minion

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Resonating As Love

“When you resonate as love, you are the gift of love to others. And as they resonate with you, they begin to heal and become who they are as well.

One person lights up and gives permission to the next and to the next and to the next. And as consciousness changes on the individual level, it can change on the mass level as well.”

— Paul Selig
The Book of Love and Creation

Lousy At Math

Once a group of thieves stole a rare diamond
Larger than a goose egg.

Its value could have easily bought
One thousand horses

And two thousand acres
Of the most fertile land in Shiraz.

The thieves got drunk that night
To celebrate their great haul,

But during the course of the evening
The effects of the liquor
And their mistrust of each other grew to such
An extent

They decided to divide the stone into pieces.
Of course then the Priceless became lost.

Most everyone is lousy at math
And does that to God–

Dissects the Indivisible One,

By thinking, saying,
“This is my Beloved, he looks like this
And acts like that,

How could that moron over there

— Hafiz

I Have Learned So Much

So much from God
That I can no longer

A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
A Buddhist, a Jew.

The Truth has shared so much of itself
With me

That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
or even pure

Love has
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
And freed

Of every concept and image
My mind has ever known.

— Hafiz

Who’s Listening To Our Self-Talk?

“Be very careful what you say to yourself
because someone very important is listening…

— John Assaraf

It’s easy to change what we say out of our mouths to others if we are trying to change to be more positive and upbeat. It’s another thing to make that same commitment on the inside. You’ve heard the phrase, ‘they are their own worst enemy,’ and this is the place that the so-called enemy can rule if we let that happen.

Better to be so cognizant of what we are saying to ourselves that we know in an instant when it is appropriate to shift gears and find better feeling thoughts.

Loving Ourselves

The Bible says for us to “love our neighbors as we love ourselves.” The first part is often thought to be easier than the second and so that is the way many of us were brought up. We may have been told that it is better to give than receive and yet we struggle with that because we want to receive and of course, we want to give. It all can get so confusing emotionally and yet these are such simply written edicts, aren’t they?

Loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Look how that has turned out as we look around the world at historical and current events. It might often seem that we are certainly not loving our neighbors, nor giving to them in joy, but so focused on our own desires and needs that we step in front of them and manipulate them to our imagined benefit in hopes of getting our needs met.

And so, I was thinking that the second part need really be the first part. As we love ourselves, we have the capacity and experience to love our neighbors. It seems that it must be this way. How could we love others without loving ourselves?

Consciously Getting What You Want

“The most satisfying aspect of Deliberate Creation comes from being sensitive to the way the thoughts you are thinking feel, for then it is possible to modify a bad-feeling thought to one that feels better, and to thereby improve your point of attraction before something unwanted manifests. It is far easier–before an unwanted physical manifestation appears–to deliberately change the direction of your thought to something that feels better.

Without making the correlation between your thoughts and feelings and the manifestation that are occurring, you have no conscious control of what happens in your experience.

Deliberate Creation is not about the condition changing and then your finding a better feeling in response to the changed condition. Deliberate Creation is about choosing a thought that feels good when you choose it–which then cause the condition to change.”

— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Self-Depricating Humor Is Not Funny

It has been said by many that to be able to laugh at oneself is a sign of maturity and confidence. It has also been said that self-deprecating humor is one way we can laugh at ourselves and fulfill that edict of it causing us to have maturity and confidence in ourselves because we can laugh at our mistakes, missteps, failures, and foibles.

I think that this is pure crap.

Any form–I mean ANY form of self-deprecation–is a tragedy. What is needed is self-congratulatory. What is needed is celebrating ourselves, our value, our relationships, our love, and so much more. Belittling ourselves so that others might think we're funny is not really funny. It is belittling ourselves, making us less than, putting ourselves down so others can feel good about themselves, and so on. Why should we ever put ourselves down for any reason? Pure junk.

It's time to celebrate every single day. No matter what. Celebrate the experience of living. Celebrate the love that we have in our lives and the love that we feel for others. Let go completely of the need to make ourselves less so that someone else can feel better. We rock! We are. We matter. Regardless of who else is around us and regardless of their position or title in life, we matter. Celebrate!

Now, I do agree that we need not take ourselves too seriously. Our ego wants to be in charge of that, for sure. However, we need to appreciate ourselves more because we are all valuable. We need to celebrate ourselves more because we are all deserving. We need to love ourselves more because we all deserve to be loved.

Rather than laugh at ourselves or each other by finding fault, let us love and respect each other and ourselves as we see the love and joy in each other on our journey in this life we share.

Remaining In Connection

“Unconditional love is really about wanting so much to remain in connection with your Source of love that you deliberately choose thoughts that allow your connection (no matter what manifestations may be happening nearby). And when you are able to control your point of attraction by deliberately choosing better-feeling thoughts, the conditions that surround you have to change. The Law of Attraction says that they must.”

— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Awareness + Adversity = Breakthrough

“A man who is a master of patience
is master of everything.”

— George Savile

[Classic post from 9-9-12]

Consider this equation that popped into my head today: Awareness + Adversity = Breakthrough.

I’ve talked several times of late about my desire to and practice in becoming a much more patient person. It is working so well that I get these ‘ah-ha’ moments realizing that I am actually exercising considerable, if not extreme patience in a normally stressful or irritating situation. Tonight there were more than one and it is so interesting to become aware that I am aware of seeing myself being more and more patient.

It also struck me tonight that adversity plays a major role in the process. Without adversity, there would be no need to learn, nothing to change, overcome, or make peace with. So, based on that, once we become aware, we may feel the desire to change or to feel better. Then we will be making changes in our thought process to respond to the adversity rather than to react to it. Without awareness, we would just keep repeating the same old reactionary patterns from the past, or as Einstein said how we think the same thoughts and hope for things to change which was his definition of insanity.

Consequently, I began to actually get excited about the idea of adversity being in the mix and playing a part in my growth to the point of having gratitude for it being there. Again, without the adverse situation, it would not be possible to change, nor would there be a need to.

A breakthrough, of course, is that “ah-ha” moment. It is the realization that we have come through and are actually doing that which we hoped to achieve, which is to purposely and consciously be patient with life as it unfolds which can be the most natural response.

So, to put it together, as I become more aware and meet adverse or irritating situations or things, I have the opportunity to practice my patience, and in so doing achieve breakthroughs that strengthen, encourage, and excite me to continue to grow into more patience. Because I really do believe that he who is a master of patience is a master of everything else.

Bring It! I’m Eager For The Practice! And, So Enjoying The Change.

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