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When we think about the possibility of living forever, even at the spiritual level, some people are scared to death. Because to some people, life has always been a struggle. For them, every day is painful. They have to make hard decisions that hurt them or other people. It forces them to give up things they love, and it traps them into doing things they detest. So the idea of going through similar experiences for another ten or twenty million years or so does not appeal to them, and understandably so. For people with that kind of outlook on life, the best thing they can do, as spiritual beings, is to somehow learn how to enjoy the little piece of life they’re living right now.

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We have to realize what we’re doing when we tell other people that we are powerless in our life, which is what we're really saying when we say we’re a victim. Most of the time we use our sad story to get sympathy from others, or we use it to be right or to prove that we’ve been wronged. That may feel good in the short term, but sympathy can create a very unhealthy attitude for both parties. Because what it does is to solidify the idea in both people’s minds that the problem is more powerful than any solution they could come up with.

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Many people feel powerless to make real change in their lives, so they manipulate the outside world in an effort to get what they want.

Meditation, Imagination and Intuition are power tools from within that can improve your health, ease your stress, eliminate your fears and add to your abundance when properly cultivated. Using these 3 super powers is about understanding and aligning yourself with the natural principles that govern the workings of our universe and learning to use these principles in the most conscious and creative way. They are free, easy and in your possession. And, they work when you work them

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If we help someone out of a sense of obligation or guilt, it’s better than not helping them at all, at least for them. But what does it do to us? If we feel like we’re being manipulated or coerced into doing something nice for someone, even if it’s very subtle, it’s going to negatively affect the way we see that person. Instead of seeing them as someone who could use a hand, and providing a hand simply because we have a hand to give, we’re going to end up seeing them as helpless, or as a victim of circumstances who needs us. That’s a very different level of interaction. It’s out of balance. That’s why the Buddhists use the term “loving kindness,” as if it were one word. Because love for other people and love of ourselves is the foundation for sharing our mutual strengths in order to balance out our temporary individual weaknesses.

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If we allow our thoughts and our emotions to be scattered in all directions, jumping all around, reacting to every alarm bell the world sets off, getting caught up in every drama on the news, believing in all the dangers and limitations that the world tells us are real, then we’ll never be able to generate enough concentrated, directed energy to attract into our life the things we want to attract. But, if we refuse to be distracted or confused, if we focus our attention on giving our thoughts and desires and beliefs some positive conscious direction, and if we stick with that direction no matter what, then we will automatically generate an attracting energy in that direction. And we will draw to us everything that is in tune with what we’re putting out. That’s how the Law of Attraction works.

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Our life is not a never-ending series of goals to be achieved; it’s an endless path of self-discovery. And when I say “self-discovery,” I’m talking about our God-Self. Our Mind is never finished. Our Soul, our Spirit, our passion for Life is never finished. These things have no limits; they continue to evolve and expand without limit, because they are attributes we share with the Universal Consciousness, and that One Mind has no limits. We’re not here just to achieve and to accomplish and to acquire; we’re here to express and to experience and to understand. We’re here to think and to be and to discover and to create and to enjoy. We’re here to learn, and learning never stops. Unless, of course, we make the choice to stop learning

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We suffer because we are ignorant, but ignorance is simply a lack of conscious awareness. Ignorance of the Truth creates stress. Stress is our response to life because we are living in a state of ill references. Once we clean up our self debilitating mind set, then we can make better choices that create more peace, more love and more compassion in our life. This talk exposes the darkness that many of us live from, how we can identify it in our every day living and how we can change it.

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When we assume that an answer has to come from one particular place, we limit the possibility of synergy, of different individual sources combining to find the best solution. Life shows up, not in one specific way, but in a lot of different ways. Life is diverse. We are diverse. Our body and our thoughts and our feelings are diverse. We are a blend of possibilities. Not only are we “alive”; we are the process of Life itself. We are thought in motion, we are passion in expression, we are creation in action. We create our experiences, we respond to Life’s challenges, and only we can choose which thoughts and feelings we allow to remain in our heart and mind.

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The idea of God as a “father figure” started out with the best of intentions. But once organized religion got hold of it, the original meaning changed drastically. And that has caused an incredible amount of confusion over something which, especially in an enlightened age such as this one, should not be confusing at all. But it is. In fact, it has caused many people’s idea of God to remain stuck in an old, patriarchal, dualistic model that was originally intended to expand our spiritual understanding instead of making it more limited, which is how it ended up. And until we can figure out how to get our collective religious traditions to accept a much more spiritual and scientific idea of what it means when all the old prayers, and all the old Bible verses, describe God as “Our Father” --- we’re going to keep on being confused.

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In today’s world, I think we’re all beginning to realize that criticizing or condemning the way that other people choose to express themselves can have some pretty serious consequences. Besides dancing, we express ourselves in the language we use, the religion we practice, the clothes we wear, the people we love, and the work that we do, among other things. But when we, for whatever reason, come to believe that our way of thinking or doing or being is either the right answer or the only answer for other people, we’re not only criticizing them; we are criticizing Life itself. Because Life has no one answer, no one way of doing things. Every blade of grass, every rose, every snowflake, every grain of sand is different from every other.

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