Truth

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Truth is something we discern from within.  As we develop a relationship with our Soul, our Higher Self, we become much clearer as to what is truth for us at this time [though always being open to more learning and expanding our understanding of truth].

What we discard as truth at one particular time in our lives we may well see differently at another time.

Very often our ego discards what we hear because it brings up fear or is too different. Always be ready to think about why you are saying no to something. Writing about it in your journal can really clarify things for you.

An open mind is so important now because we are mostly so stuck in old ideas, old thinking, old ways, that no longer serve us. It’s just the pull of that comfort zone and dislike of change and difference.

An open mind and discernment and a strong relationship with your Higher Self will help you greatly to discern between ego’s dismissal and the knowing which results from your deepening connection with the inner guidance of your Higher Self.

 

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You have a Choice

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It’s hard to persuade people that there is another way of thinking, feeling, behaving other than the way most people think, feel and behave.  There are many who have never heard of another way and those who liked the idea but weren’t prepared to take it on and live it.  There are those who have tried but give up and those who see the light quite fast and begin to live them, to apply them and they see real healing and change in their lives and in themselves.

We don’t need to live in lack, in poverty, in wars, in sickness, in suffering, anymore.

When you look at life in terms of choice it becomes a lot clearer as to how there is another way.

 

You can get all anxious and worried about a situation or you can choose to remain calm, to pray and to trust. Yes, not easy, it takes practice but we can learn.

It’s a habit to get anxious and worry. What help is this to you? What are the effects of it on you? Why do you go with the habit of worry?  Journaling and thinking about these questions will really help you to get clearer about what you are doing and the negative effects of this pattern.

On the other hand, how will staying calm benefit you?

Remember, too, what researchers have found that when we are stressed we don’t think clearly.

You have a choice to go on suffering in this way or to change your experience by consistently practising to stay calm instead of worry. You can learn to replace the habit of worry and anxiety with the habit of calm and trust. This way you are choosing to think rather than allow your emotions to take you over, to respond rather than react and to take charge and focus on all that you want to create and attract into your life rather than what you don’t want.

Keep journaling about your experience to help you to get more and more awareness and be more prepared when the challenges come. This really makes a difference.

 

You can go the way of medication or choose to learn what your physical symptoms are trying to tell you.

Many feel powerless over their bodies.  If you wake with a headache or your stomach is nauseous, for example, you have a choice. Go the way of medication and feeling powerless, as if the headache or nausea is just bad luck, has come out of the blue, or take charge of your body and seek to understand what symptoms are telling you.  All physical symptoms are messages from your body that you are out of balance in some way. Think about this.

All physical symptoms are telling us something we need to listen to and learn from.  If you have an accident, break a bone, need an operation or ill in any way, while you go for medical attention you still need to think about why this lesson has come to you and what you are to learn from it.  Think about it, how it is affecting you and your life and in what way this experience is letting you know you are out of balance – and journal about it. Decide you will seek to understand the cause of these symptoms and what you need to change in your lifestyle.

Patrick Holford wrote about a doctor who set up a clinic in Norway dedicated to help people to deal with late-onset illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, so that they could avoid medication and take charge of their health. This was a few years ago but he was having great success.

 

Remember in every situation to think about the choice you have and the precious learning opportunity it is.

 

Love and Unity

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Anytime fear tries to enter your mind, don’t try to fight it – this just gives it energy.  Quickly replace it by switching your attention to love, joy, peace, gratitude. Be patient. It takes practice.

 

Witness in the world how there is a growing understanding that the only way to solve our world issues is to work together in a spirit of love and unity. Seek out examples of this and share it.

 

Conversations that are fear-based increase our fear. Listening to the news and watching negative, violent scenes, keeps fear and separation alive. Make conscious choices.

 

So many are coming together to work together and speak out against separation, fear, greed, hatred and to believe in the power of working together for the greater good of all. See good.

 

So many are standing strongly for love and unity. The power of love grows as we seek to build it, attend to it and live it.

 

 

Self enquiry

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Self enquiry is such an important part of learning, growing, healing, discovering the diamond that we truly are underneath all the mud on our diamond. As you work to understand what in you is causing you to get angry or hurt, to react, to get pulled into negativity, you begin to see how it is your thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and interpretations that are the cause of your reactions. You begin to see how other people and situations are the trigger but not the cause.

You are acknowledging and looking into your own faults and weaknesses rather than being focused on what you think the other person needs to correct. It takes courage and being honest with yourself to acknowledge your part in any upset.

Now we resist this because we don’t want to see the cause as being within us and at first it doesn’t make sense to us.  You think but that person was so wrong, so unfair; it was the other person who reacted first; that person attacked me so I must stand up for myself otherwise I’m just being a doormat and how will they know how wrong they were if I don’t let them know by being angry with them, let them know how badly they made me feel.

Yes the other person most likely is acting from negative ego, too, but you don’t have to catch the dis-ease and react. This changes nothing and just keeps us stuck in repeating the same old patterns over and over.

We have looked outward for so long. We do this because this is what we learned. Also, we fear the idea of being wrong, the one who needs to correct behaviour because we deep down have such a poor self image.

The amazing thing is that as you have the courage and honesty to see your own part in any upset – and it’s essential to do this with love and firmness – you find all the beauty of your being and you have much more understanding of others and compassion for them. You are more merciful and less judgemental. You see how we are all dealing with the same old negative ego stuff and we are all diamonds, all Souls, on a Spiritual path home to the truth of who we are and why we are here.

Our tendency when we make a mistake, think we have been in the wrong, is to give ourselves a hard time. This is one habit we must unlearn and replace. Self abuse does not help us to learn, to improve. It only deflates us and leaves us feeling bad, wrong, unlovable, unworthy, a failure – confirming our false belief that we are not good enough. All illusion.

When you make a mistake, get angry, react, write about it in your journal so you understand why you reacted and tell yourself you do not want to do this again – you intend to learn, to improve, and you will work out how to help yourself to do this. Every day give time to listening to yourself, understanding why you reacted and being creative as to how to help yourself.

It can really help, too, to re-write the situation where you reacted with you responding the way you would like to. This firms up your resolution to improve and to be more prepared the next time this lesson comes up.

Keep determined to learn and improve and support yourself to do this and never give yourself a hard time.