Category: Awareness

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

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.

Spread Some Joy Today–What upsets you? How can you soothe that?

You Will Enjoy It All

“A key to regaining your wonderful feeling of personal empowerment and control is to decide, right now, no matter how good or how bad you are feeling, that you are going to do your best to make the best of it. Reach for the best-feeling thought that you have access to right now; and as you do that again and again, in a short period of time you will find yourself in a very good-feeling place. That is just the way it works!

Once you are in control of the way you feel, you will enjoy it all: You will feel relief as doubts slip away and as the secure feelings of Well-Being replace them.

Once you are in control of the way you feel, you will enjoy it all: You will revel in the conscious awareness that you have deliberately molded your desires into being in as real a way as if you had created a statue with the clay in your own hands.”

— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Creating Out Of Love

“When you decide something in consciousness, you have to become very aware of the aspect of the self that you are choosing to create from…You can ask this question any day:

Am I creating out of love, out of the light, or am I creating out of a fear-based reaction to something in my world?

When you understand where you are creating from, you become aware of everything in your world that has been created out of fear.

I am choosing to stand in my awareness as the Creative Source that brings about the change that is required in my life… as I begin to identify myself through my choices as the one empowered to create change.”

— Paul Selig
The Book of Love and Creation

The Same Energy

“Anxiety and excitement are the same energy.

If you understand that, and start acting like you believe it, then you will feel the energy as excitement and not anxiety.

It is not that you will get rid of the energy; it is not that you will not continue to feel the energy. It is that you will feel it in a way that is indicative of how you look at it. That is all.

So know that it represents the discovery of something new–that the energy is there, the vibration is there–because you are on the threshold of more information, more awareness. And we assume that that’s an exciting thing.”

— Bashar, Darryl Anka

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