From Catherine Ponder, The Prospering Power of Love:
“There are definite, simple ways you can pour out the healing power of love on your negative memories, so that you can be free of them forever. As you do become free of these destructive emotions, you cease crucifying yourself and others and you are then ready for resurrected good. It is wise to fast from negative memories of the past, grudges, criticisms, spite, feelings of injustice and hurt and any inharmonious thoughts or feelings.
There are two special ways you can fast from negative attitudes and tune in on the healing power of love, which makes you whole in mind, body and affairs. These special ways are the act of release and the act of forgiveness. Release and forgiveness are parts of love. When you find that other phases of love have not healed some troublesome condition in your life, you may discover that it is because you have not invoked the releasing, forgiving phases of love. When you do, satisfying results will surely come.
It is said that love in a many splendored thing, but often when the pruning power of love is at work in your life you may have felt that love is a “many-splintered” thing. When you are willing to release and forgive, the splinter (or “thorn in the flesh”) is transformed into a splendid result and you find that love is able to direct your course to greater good.
Through release and forgiveness you break up, cross out, dissolve and are freed forever from the negative attitudes and memories that have limited you to less than the highest and best in your experience. A freeing, forgiving attitude raises your good and brings it to life. Invoke the healing power of love through freeing and forgiving the negative experiences of your past and present and you will find yourself well on the way to resurrected good.
It is the spiritual law that you must forgive if you want to demonstrate over your own difficulties and make any real progress in life. To forgive simply means to set free, to liberate, by “giving” something positive in place of or “for” something negative. If you want to free yourself from all types of problems in mind, body and affairs, you must release others to find their good in their own way.”
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Because you are a spiritual being, you already have the ability to either remove or transcend all limiting conditions that may have, until now, opposed your endeavors to live freely, enjoyably and effectively. As this is being accomplished, the necessary resources and supportive events, circumstances and relationships for your highest good will be spontaneously provided and your spiritual growth will be rapid and satisfying.
Nurture Spiritual Awareness
Lack of understanding is the primary obstacle to spiritual growth. Replace unknowingness with insight into your true nature and your relationship with the Infinite, You are a unit of one field of Consciousness (God). Ponder it until you comprehend it. While believing this to be so is helpful, realizing (knowing and experiencing) it is redemptive: it restores soul awareness to wholeness. Discard the erroneous notion that there is a separation between spiritual and material realities. The universe is a manifestation of cosmic forces emanated from and sustained by one field of Consciousness.
Nurture spiritual awareness by using your powers of intelligence and intuition to discern the difference between your essence of being, ordinary (blurred and fragmented) states of awareness and the various moods that you may sometimes experience. Observe the distinction between you as an observer and what you observe. It is only the acquired habit of identifying with modified mental states and objective phenomena that causes and sustains the illusion (misperception) of independent existence. Replace troublesome habit with the soul-liberating habit of constant, divine self-remembrance and God-awareness.
Meditate daily to the stage of superconsciousness, then sit in the deep silence. As your awareness becomes clarified, your innate knowledge of the one field of Consciousness and its processes will be unveiled. Exceptional powers of perception and extraordinary functional abilities will emerge. You will discover that whatever you can vividly imagine and believe to be real, if it can be manifested in accord with the laws of nature, can be expressed or experienced.
Creative imagination and skillful living will enable you to live as you deserve to live. It is your destiny to be spiritually enlightened. At the innermost level of your being you are now whole, serene and knowledgeable. Assume this to be true and let it be actualized.
Roy Eugene Davis, an internationally acclaimed author and teacher of meditation and spiritual growth processes, is founder of the Center for Spiritual Awareness and a one of the few remaining direct disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda.
For more information, go to www.csa-davis.org
May you blessed with spiritual enlightenment!
The MEGA Coach
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Have faith and belief that life and the universe always supports you.
A flower blossoms when it is ready. A child walks at the right time. Love is fulfilled at the perfect moment. God comes through when you need him most.
Notice how you want things to happen when you want them. What do you control? Will you be alive in the next moment? Do you believe you control other people? Can you control your own thoughts? Don’t think about a pink elephant…..too late!
The universe always has the first move and it is in charge. Some things happen before you can think of them and other things happen much later than you want. There is a divine design and divine timing to everything.
The ego loves to make you think you are all powerful and in charge. When you are in your ego, you are not present in the moment. Your spiritual growth also stops. The ego is a fear state. Being present in the current moment is your greatest point of power. It allows you to be awake, open, observing and receptive to what it happening now.
Everything is happening in perfect divine order. There is an ebb and flow to life. Sometimes you must first empty before you can take in more. Sometimes you are too full and need to release and cleanse to receive something new and better.
Remember a time when you felt you were in the flow. You were not thinking or trying to make something happen. You were just being, or in the moment. This is when the best things happen and miracles occur.
The good you are seeking is also seeking you. Stay open, positive and expect miracles. Seek your divine plan or divine design.
The best way to receive is to give.
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Once upon a time there was a monk traveling down a road who had a pearl in his sack. In the village through which he was traveling there was a man asleep who had a dream that there was a monk who had a pearl in his sack. When he awoke, he interpreted his dream to mean that he was to have that pearl. So he ran to the road, found the monk, and said, “Give me the pearl.” The monk said, “What pearl?” And the man said, “I had a dream that you have a pearl in your sack.” And the monk said, “As a matter of fact, I do.” and he looked into his sack and there, between an old prayer book and a crusty piece of bread, was a pearl. The monk took it out of his bag and held it in his hand, saying, “Do you mean this one?” The man said, “That’s it!” for the pearl was a big as the monk’s fist. The monk freely gave the pearl to the man, who snatched it and ran home. When he reached his house, he locked his door, pulled down his shades, put the pearl on a shelf, and sat and stared at it. But the more he stared at it, the more confused, the more restless he became. Until, finally, he could stand it no longer. He ran back to the road, found the monk, and gave him back the pearl, saying “I don’t want it.” And the monk said, “Well, then, what do you want?” The man said, “I want the wealth that gave you the power to give the pearl away?”
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