Commencement: I Am But A Thought And So I Begin It

“LIFE IS JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION”

Haanel 24: INTRO

The fruit of this knowledge is, as it were, a gift of the Gods; it is the “truth” that makes men free, not only free from every lack and limitation, but free from sorrow, worry and care, and, is it not wonderful to realize that this law is no respecter of persons, that it makes no difference what your habit of thought may be, the way has been prepared.

If you are inclined to be religious, the greatest religious teacher the world has ever known made the way so plain that all may follow. If your mental bias is toward physical science, the law will operate with mathematical certainty. If you are inclined to be philosophical, Plato or Emerson may be your teacher, but in either case, you may reach degrees of power to which it is impossible to assign any limit.

An understanding of this principle, I believe, is the secret for which the ancient Alchemists vainly sought, because it explains how gold in the mind may be transmuted into gold in the heart and in the hand.

HARMONY

 A partial definition of Harmony:

  1. agreement; accord; harmonious relations.
    2. a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity.

Harmony lives within and spreads outward.  We all began as a thought, as a child is but a thought until conceived.  It is a thought put to action that creates the wonders of the world around us and in us.  It is the habits we create that shape our world and determine our future, conscious and unconscious.

Life is but a perspective and every individual adds a single different view to the whole creation.  When those views come together in harmony they create wonder.   Mastermind, for great wonder’s, begin when we come together with one focus for good harming none but in support and encouragement.  We are a miracle. 

 

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT — WAS ONCE ONLY A THOUGHT

I carry my communicator in my hand untethered and can speak to anyone I choose in the world if I know their number.  It does more than just function as a communicating device.  I can also capture images, sounds and play games, create words and many other things I am sure I have not named.

One day, I may actually be able to say “Beam me up, Scotty” and be transported out of this world something that is a thought in a fictional story today.

THOUGHT IS POWER OF MIND AND MIND IS POWER OF CREATION

We have found that thought is the creative activity behind every constructive enterprise. We can, therefore, give nothing of more practical value than our thought. 

Creative thought requires attention, and the power of attention is, as we have found, the weapon of the Superman. Attention develops concentration, and concentration develops Spiritual Power, and Spiritual Power is the mightiest force in existence.

~Haanel 23: Intro~

~ Haanel 24: 29

Now, the only activity which the spirit possesses is the power to think.
Therefore, thought must be creative, because spirit is creative. This creative power is impersonal and your ability to think is your ability to control it and make use of it for the benefit of yourself and others.

~Haanel 23: 10

10. The power of attention is called concentration; this power is directed by the will; for this reason, we must refuse to concentrate or think of anything except the things we desire. Many are constantly concentrating upon sorrow, loss and discord of every kind; as thought is creative it necessarily follows that this concentration inevitably leads to more loss, more sorrow and more discord. How could it be otherwise? On the other hand, when we meet with success, gain, or any other desirable condition, we naturally concentrate upon the effects of these things and thereby create more, and so it follows that much leads to more.

 

The work within me continues, as  I shake off this harness of ego, so the potential thought of me can exist, just be, serve, and live the life I was intended to live so abundance overflows to all those around and near me.   Today I am a changed. I exist anew.  I can do whatever I put my mind to just as my mother always told me for the light of knowledge has given me the key to my own success.

I am grateful for the tools and exercises I have learned in this course that help me learn to direct my intention so I can live a joyful, loving and harmonious future.

I am the captain in a universal sea of potential.  I am the observer of self.  I always keep my promise in so doing I remain vigilant, focused, and creative.  Although I have already journeyed far in this life, my journey once more is just beginning in gratitude, thankfulness, and love.

“I will live this day as if it is my last, and if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.” Og Mandino The Greatest Salesman That Ever Lived.  

“I will form good habits and become their slave.” “Today I begin a new life” Og Mandino The Greatest Salesman That Ever Lived.  

 

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Week 24 & 23 Defenselessness

We have found that thought is the creative activity behind every constructive enterprise. We can, therefore, give nothing of more practical value than our thought. 

Creative thought requires attention, and the power of attention is, as we have found, the weapon of the Superman. Attention develops concentration, and concentration develops Spiritual Power, and Spiritual Power is the mightiest force in existence.

~Hannel 23: Intro~

~ Hannel 24: 29

Now, the only activity which the spirit possesses is the power to think.
Therefore, thought must be creative, because spirit is creative. This creative power is impersonal and your ability to think is your ability to control it and make use of it for the benefit of yourself and others.

I AM

I lift my hands to heaven

And stand in Defenselessness

Somewhere inside the churning

I hear a voice…

Be Still

Deep Within the Soul

I Hear

No Judgement here

Search.   Discover.

I AM Free

To Just Be.

~Juneta 033317~

Law of least Effort – Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view.

 

~Hannel 23: 10

10. The power of attention is called concentration; this power is directed by the will; for this reason, we must refuse to concentrate or think of anything except the things we desire. Many are constantly concentrating upon sorrow, loss and discord of every kind; as thought is creative it necessarily follows that this concentration inevitable leads to more loss, more sorrow and more discord. How could it be otherwise? On the other hand, when we meet with success, gain, or any other desirable condition, we naturally concentrate upon the effects of these things and thereby create more, and so it follows that much leads to more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 23a Just Be

The post I’ve planned and have been working on for week 23 is not quite ready, so thought I’d go ahead and post this.

Defenceless

Be Still

Just be

I love the analogy of this song  Favorite words that inspire and move me.  “Your love is like a Waterfall raining down on me & Everything I’ve done is covered in rivers of grace.”  Chris Tomlin

Yes, it’s Christian yet the truths and the analogy are universal in principle and truths.  I am defenseless and I strive to Just Be.

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Week 22a AWED: I’m Still Dreaming

*Big Stock Photo by Belphnaque

 

Noticing God in others, seeing gratitude in unexpected places and people. I am thankful, humbled, and overwhelmed with grateful joy and love as I see the outward evidence of change within manifest around me and in others.   To live an inspired life takes gratitude, appreciation, love and persistence.

It is funny that I am surprised when I see such strong change within me because I have seen it before.  I wrote about another time in my life when I struggled and approached a crossroad and was AWED.   I was younger.  It was different circumstance and yet it was about change, faith, and persistence, acknowledging, appreciation and hope.

A Conversation With God was written around October 2003 after I had gastric bypass surgery, posted on MY Space when that was the “in” social medium and blogging platform on the net.   A time of change for me .

It was re-posted September 25, 2013, on Writer’s Gambit while I was working through what I wanted to blog about, my writing platform and I had just lost my job, so once again I face the challenges of change.  Today is March 11, 2017, and I link back to the post of 2013 on the road of challenge, growth, grace and abundance.

The funny thing is this post in its contents and essence is timeless for me.  It is a reflection of the human condition and the hero’s journey and its many faces for one individual.  When I read my own words I still connect and I am taken to that place of Grace I sought in the prayer and feel the joyful gratitude and awe I felt the first time I wrote it.  This year makes that post almost 19 years old.

God is still with me and within me.  The thing that has changed is I have learned new habits that with persistence lead me and still lead me to the life I was meant to live.  Humble.  Grateful.  Overwhelming AWE.  Riches flow to me in every realm of my life and manifest in this physical world so I might experience joy, happiness, harmony in a balanced life.

I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.

Hannel 19:1-2

1. The search for truth is no longer a haphazard adventure, but it is a systematic process, and is logical in its operation. Every kind of experience is given a voice in shaping its decision.
2. In seeking the truth we are seeking ultimate cause; we know that every human experience is an effect; then if we may ascertain the cause, and if we shall find that this cause is one which we can consciously control, the effect or the experience will be within our control also.

I hold a lot of resistance within. It’s like a tight weave that has to be unraveled one strand at a time, inch by inch. I took the fear that I can’t really change this week and used it do small kindnesses and use mindfulness to achieve small actions, which brought results to my outer world. Humbled, Grateful with Joy & Love in wonderous awe of the spirit within and the spirit without, God in me and God surround me through universal mind.

Hannel 22: 1

  1. Knowledge is of priceless value because by applying the knowledge we can make our future what we wish it to be. When we realize that our present character, our present environment, our present ability, our present physical condition are all the result of past methods of thinking, we shall begin to have some conception of the value of knowledge.

I’m still dreaming, changing, evolving…  I live an inspired life!

DREAM ON

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The Power of Habits

 

I loved this book.  It helps with understanding how habits work, how they emerge, the neurology of habit, and looks at research studies examples and habits of societies.  The theme circles around and show that–Habits Can Be Changed.  Habits actually change the brain.  Habits are the “rote” allowing the brain not to think–power down–meaning you do them unaware you do them, and in not recognizing or understanding why you do them no conscious thought-out decision or intention is made.  You’re on autopilot.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business by Charles Duhigg.

OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

With a new Afterword by the author
 
In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

The WEBSITE.

This book is a very enjoyable read, not monotonous at all or overly technical.  The end of Chapter 1 had me crying, lol.  A self-help book actually affected my emotions like a fictional story might.  WOW..

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Week 22 Magician King

 

I’d like to be flowery, elegant, wise, insightful and more educational as I post my reflections like I see on so many other blogs but when it’s personal to me, as in I’m going through it now,  it just flows in a straight up a simple manner.  When its close to me I don’t have the detachment of my natural philosophying thought process because it’s like my vision is limited until hindsight or much distance is established.

Our focus in these last week around turning negative emotion such as fear, anger, unworthiness, guilt, hurt feelings, and any other into tools we can use to achieve our dreams has been interesting.

It’s amazing to me in trying how this makes me stop just a second in the middle of ongoing chaos to catalog and helps me keep my mouth shut when speaking would only expedite and up the anty.

I’ve been dealing with feelings of helplessness, feeling trapped and stuck, due to loss of choice and means and others judgments on a personal level generating feelings of anger, hurt feelings, and fear which load the feeling of unworthiness.   I tend to turn negative emotion inward and to self-sabotage.

Funny how this stuff layers, but when you dig underneath the immediate emotions-reactions you uncover and identify the basic more specific feelings because they are all interrelated.

When someone accuses or criticizes you harshly or in anger the immediate and natural reaction is defense and respond back in like manner.  It becomes a blame game, word twist and can get mean depending on the situation and people involved.  Huge hurts can result including demoralization and unworthiness.

Those kinds of emotions can paralyze and affect your confidence, moral and perspective on life in general sometimes even your ability to function in daily life.

As we all know WORDS are power=energy they shape the world around us but more important they shape YOUR world.   They shape your essence because they can affect the way you think about yourself unless you understand it is your inner by play that damages YOU the worst, not the words spoke to you, although they matter and do affect the world just as yours do, but not as much as your own do your personal world.

You are the Magician King-Queen in your own world.

It was when I stopped trying to assign blame and waiting for someone else to change or behave better and I changed “my reaction from within” using the tools given us by MKE  that things actually improved because I affect other people too.  I matter!!   I have power!!!  I effect change on MY World always!  I am magic.  My power is as vast and great as I can imagine and all that I see I can affect.

Changing the way I thought, my reactions, gave me more consistency breaking away from the emotional yo-yo ride that was defeating me and destroying me while it held me hostage and imprisoned within my own world.

Changing helped me apply logic and reason shutting down, or at least controlling, the emotional reaction so I could see the real truth and apply solid reason and fairness with love to my decisions and MY actions.

Thought sets in motion actions which generate energy in turn affecting the world around you as you focus in a diligent and aware manner.   This is you/me taking responsibility for our own reactions and emotions no matter the situation, the instigation or source of chaos.

You don’t even realize in the moment that you are playing the blame game inside your head when hurt and anger dominate your thoughts unless you learn to focus and see the evidence of selective and aware thought put in motion by your reactions/actions.  It boggles the mind to realize how unaware even the most enlightened can be in their own world for lack of understanding on how awareness and power work.

TOOLS:

STOP!    HOLD THAT THOUGHT AND THOSE WORDS AND ACTIONS.  WAIT! IMAGINE YOU ARE FROZEN FOR A SPLIT SECOND IN TIME.  AWARENESS: LISTEN TO WHAT IS BEING SAID, WATCH BODY LANGUAGE AND BE AWARE OF YOUR OWN, & EXAMINE YOUR WORLD FROM WITHIN.

When CHAOS erupts in the world around me.

Inside my head as I face off with anger, accusation, and blame.

It’s a litany:   I love you, I love you, I love, I forgive you, I forgive you, I forgive you, thank you, thank you, thank you, I forgive me, I forgive me, I forgive me, I love me, I love me, I love me, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! (yes say it in threes)

Thanks to my beautiful and brilliant friend Ellen Miller for introducing me to this idea.  

It is a process of awareness taking inner action that sets energy in motion transmuting the world around me and transforms me.

The words triggered a calming effect halting the auto-reactions of emotional rubbage that normally pours forth escalating the situation and causing residual damage.

Magic, Change, Miracles

The miracle.  Life is more harmonious on a daily ongoing basis of late.  I find my peace faster.  I stopped dwelling, forgetting about it almost as soon as it is over, no matter what it is.   This is still an ongoing learning experience, so I struggle more often than I don’t, but the magic is it is becoming less and less.

I seek to create my harmony and bliss within.  I find I laugh more. I did not realize how long it had been since I laugh with genuine merriment until I did.    I had robbed myself of laughter.   I didn’t realize I was doing it until I took responsibility for my own emotions and thoughts.

Yes, it is a miracle.    I live more in the light and less and less in that dark place of pain, loss and without laughter.  This is the beginning of my journey but the future looks miraculous, full of weath in every area of life.

I am grateful and thankful for my life.  I am blessed.  I am magic.

 

I loved this book.  It helps with understanding how habits work, how they emerge, the neurology of habit, and looks at research studies examples and habits of societies.  The theme circles around and show that–Habits Can Be Changed.  Habits actually change the brain.  Habits are the “rote” allowing the brain not to think–power down–meaning you do them unaware you do them, and in not recognizing or understanding why you do them no conscious thought-out decision or intention is made.  You’re on autopilot.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business by Charles Duhigg.

 

The WEBSITE.

 

 

 

This book is a very enjoyable read, not monotonous at all or overly technical.  The end of Chapter 1 had me crying, lol.  A self-help book actually affected my emotions like a fictional story might.  WOW..

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