Life is a mirror that reflects back to the thinker what he thinks into it. -- Ernest Holmes
Our true beliefs are mirrored in our most intimate relationships. In life, we experience the mirror of the reflections of the moment; the mirror of what we judge in the moment; the mirror of what we have lost, given away, or had taken from us; the mirror of the dark night of the soul; and the mirror of our greatest acts of compassion.
The Universe is talking to us. What does the language of the Infinite look like?
The Divine Matrix serves as the mirror in our world of relationships that we create in our beliefs. The everyday world is said to be the reflection of a deeper reality carved into the fabric of the universe, a reality that we simply can't see from our place within it.
In our connection, nothing is local. There is no private good. Our blessings are everyone's blessings. Our sorrow and pain are shared as well.
We can send love out across the ocean. We can send love out to others. Prayer is effective at a distance. The emphasis is on the practitioner doing their own interior work creating the qualities of consciousness that the client they are working with is desiring to experience. This works because we are all connected in the hologram of life.
All that we can be for one another is the One Presence.
Continuing the exploration of this month's book, The Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden, Dr. Patrick covers keys 5 through 10:
- The act of focusing our consciousness is an act of creation.
- We all have the power to create all the changes that we choose.
- There is an infinite number of possibilities---we only see the ones we focus on.
- A new reality is not enough. Feeling is the prayer.
- Feeling is the language that speaks to the Divine Matrix.
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.