Gregg Braden's book The Divine Matrix is a profound study of energy, thought, physics, and Mind. The physicist considered by many to be the father of quantum theory, Max Planck, once said, "All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force. We must assume behind this force exists a conscious mind, an intelligent mind, and the mind is the matrix of all matter."
The more intelligently we can live our lives, the more grace-filled and wonder-filled our lives will be.
Self is the true refuge of self. Understanding this, we can choose to strengthen our courage, our loving-kindness, and compassion, evoking them in ourselves through reflection, meditation, attention, and repeated training. We can also choose to abandon pride, resentment, fear, and contraction when they arise. -- Buddha
Staying humble is so important. Stand still, and stop the sun.
Our internal "GPS" guidance system is how we feel. If we are feeling good, we're on course with respect to what we want. So when we're feeling bad, our one job is to change our thoughts so we are congruent, so we feel good, so we perform better.
To change our negative subconscious programs, we have to think a better thought. If we try too hard, we're resisting. So the journey is about letting go, accepting, and being in the FLOW (Feeling Love Operate Within).
From the book The Path to Wealth by May McCarthy, Dr. Patrick talks about the Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance: (1) Read something inspirational, (2) write a gratitude letter, (3) speak with emotion, (4) imagine experiencing your good, (5) expect leads and follow direction, (6) celebrate successes and demonstrations, and (7) end each day with gratitude and forgiveness. He outlines the steps as a daily practice that sets the tone for our day, making us alert and receptive for the good that is ours to claim.
Rev. Tammie Banting shares the story of listening to the voice of Spirit in her own life, and how this voice makes itself known in all of our lives. She challenges us to consider a longing that we may have in our lives, showing up as a little voice that's trying to get our attention about some aspect of our lives, something that we haven't listened to yet.
This week, Stacey Berger inspires us to look at how we are planting the seeds of our dreams. Often, we can hold onto a dream so tightly that we choke it. Instead, we should hold onto our dreams with an open hand. Sometimes, when we plant a seed, we start digging it up prematurely. We don't give it a chance to grow. So having more patience and faith in the unfolding of our dreams is needed. Other times, we allow fear to overtake us. So how do we go from fear to love? Everything is energy. That means emotions are energy too, and emotions need to move. They want to be expressed.
The journey of the soul is the experience of the mystery of life. What is it that cracks us open? That allows us to have a soulful experience? Do we know where we are going? What our purpose might ultimately be? It is our task as a human being to find out. We can only find it by becoming deeply connected to our own soul.
We begin the study of Panache Desai's book Discovering Your Soul Signature. The first seven areas of discovery are fear, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, self-judgement, and patterns. Although we may not want to look at some of those, understanding them leads to our growth.
What is our soul? Our soul is the I AM. Our soul can inform our thoughts, but if we never let it do that, we are building our life on our egoic nature, with no foundation.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of the imagination. -- John Keats
We experience extraordinary results in our lives when we focus on one thing. What's the one thing we can do, such that by doing it, everything else will become easier or unnecessary?
Gary Keller, the author of The One Thing, says, "People do not decide their futures. They decide their habits and their habits decide their futures." Our purpose informs our priorities and our priorities inform our productivity. Successful people are highly productive, in harmony with their priorities and purpose.