Oh, how we are full of discontent for the weather, but is there actually a discontent somewhere else in our lives? What if we were to REALLY awaken to that something that is trying to come forth in our lives, that at first feels like discontent, but is actually an entire greater life to be lived? Come hear how we can truly awaken ourselves to our spiritual magnificence.
We teach here that this Power that created us, this Power that continually expresses life through us, has no religion, no gender, no skin color, and no sexual orientation. This power is the Creator of all those things and the substance of all things, but it embodies none of them. We are the ones who make those distinctions. Differences are not a problem until we start judging or evaluating each other based on those differences, thinking they’re more important than they really are. Then, when other people have the nerve to judge us, we start to feel threatened, and we react. Then they react, and we react, and on and on and on. That’s when things like discrimination and prejudice start to rear their ugly heads, followed closely by terrorism, persecution, wars, genocide, and so on.
“We spend too much of our time and energy listening to a very confused and cynical world telling us how dangerous it is to open our heart even for a moment, let alone keep it opened. And even worse, we constantly look backwards at our own experiences in the area of love and relationships — most of which occurred when we either didn't understand our own emotions, or were trying to connect with someone who didn't understand their emotions — and we assume the future will be just like the past, if not worse. So every time we get hurt, we shut down a part of our heart, then another part, and then another, until eventually our heart looks and feels like an armed fortress.”
With all the talk of inflation and deflation, we’ll take this SUPER BOWL SUNDAY to examine just how much we deflate ourselves, even unintentionally, to the point that we feel tired, under appreciated, and not loved. But with one small ‘tool’, smaller than an inflation needle, we can inflate ourselves back to our intended, full pressurized Life. This ‘tool’ is available in Atlanta, no tire pump required!
Jan 25th, 2015 by cslmidtown
“What we need to understand and to remember is that we are the means by which God, or Spirit, creates and expresses Life in the world. It does so marvelously in the world at large, whether we choose to live that way or not. It will do it through us, or around us. It will do it with us or in spite of us — just not necessarily TO us or FOR us. The choice is always ours and ours alone. God doesn't make our choices for us. It gives us what we expect. So we can refuse to accept our good; we can deny it; we can close our eyes and claim we don’t see it; but we can’t change the Nature of this Power that’s always there to give us our heart’s desire. All WE can affect is how much good we are willing to accept.”
Whenever an idea comes to us, especially a powerful, exciting, life-expanding idea; when we finally accept it and give it our complete attention, and put our passion behind it, that idea will always find a way to appear in our life. But first, it has to become alive in our consciousness. Once we allow it to do that, then we become the means by which it becomes a part of our experience. And nothing outside of us can stand in its way, because it is the Power of All Creation doing what it does, which is creating something fresh and new in our life.
“It’s one thing to believe in a higher Power, in whatever way, shape or form that takes for us. But to live our life in the way we truly want to live it, we also have to believe something else. We have to believe that we all have within us — because, once again, we are all perfect ideas in the Mind of God — that we have within us all the power we could ever need to create whatever we choose to create. You are the only thinker, the only decision maker, in your life. And I am the only thinker in mine.”
If we want to expand our life, and experience all the possibility that the Universe holds, we have to learn to recognize this Perfect Intelligence, this One Creative Power, this Thing from which all other things emerge, as not only the greatest power in the Universe, but as the ONLY power in the Universe. We need to see It as a Power for Good. We need to see It as unlimited, as forever giving all of Itself to its creation. We need to do this because, as Dr. Holmes says, “Our belief sets the limit of our demonstration of a principle which is Itself without limit.
Has this year been a blur?