I highly recommend it.
Push through the first bit on Spirit vs. Matter.
It is empowering and thought provoking.
This may be the most important book I have ever read.
I highly recommend it.
Push through the first bit on Spirit vs. Matter.
It is empowering and thought provoking.
I am passionate about things I cannot see. My bookshelves are filled with books related to energy and spirit. I have always said I am 70% grounded with my feet in the earth and with my arms around my people, and I am 30% "out there" among the things I cannot perceive with my five senses.
I very much believe that when our loved ones die, they are still our loved ones, who simply reside elsewhere. Their souls, or energy, are just not in physical bodies anymore.
I also believe that we can communicate with them, should we take the time to focus on a different energy than what we are accustomed to. I am fascinated by people who have a gift of
clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience, channeling, etc. I think every single person alive has the ability, but either they don't have the desire or they don't practice. Or it goes against what they believe.
I don't watch ghost hunting TV shows -- and I don't really care too much about haunted -- anything. Maybe if one of my friends thought their house was haunted, I would find that interesting. But as for all the shows on TV related to that, I don't have much interest. As a matter of fact, I've noticed how several of those shows portray psychic people as creepy or weird. Especially the psychic kids shows. And I don't care for that.
But I love shows like Long Island Medium. I want to hang out with her! I am just fascinated by people who can hear people we can't see. And I know not everyone believes this way. But I do. And I could watch her show every day. You can check it out at http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/long-island-medium
This is Erik. He is the Erik from the Channeling Erik -- http://www.channelingerik.com/. This is my favorite blog out there.
As I am about to describe it, I realize it sounds a bit morbid, however, in actuality, it is special and remarkable.
Erik committed suicide when he was 20-years old. His mother was understandably grieving with lots of unanswered questions.
So she contacted several mediums (people who communicate with "dead" people). And Erik came through loud and clear. As a matter of fact, it seems to be his "job" or passion to help people communicate with their loved one who have died. And he works with his mother, who is very committed to giving Erik a voice. I absolutely love this blog.
One of the first mediums I ever heard of was James Van Praagh. I saw him forever ago on Oprah Winfrey's show and I was amazed by his communication with loved ones that had "passed". I Iiked him immediately. I have since seen him in person and read many of his books. I find his messages positive and uplifting.
I have also seen Colette Barron-Reid in person and she was amazing. I guess I was raised to be open minded regarding people speaking to "dead" people, but I have surrounded myself with so many skeptics in my life, that I have never just accepted this was real. Actually, I have spent most of my life doubting and questioning and therefore, pushing away so much of what I find interesting. I loved that when I saw Colette, all the people around me thought like me, and I didn't feel like the odd one out. I floated out of that seminar feeling like I was filled with helium. I don't know a different way to explain it. I just felt like she helped people be happier. And I loved that.
Seeing Neale Donald Walsch in person changed my life. I had read his whole Conversations with God series of books and I was so inspired by the messages in them. Now, just as in any book, I found stuff that didn't ring absolutely true for me, so I disregarded that stuff. I find most of these authors also have that similar message, to follow what feels right in your heart, and disregard what does not. Trust yourself and your instincts. And when I saw him in person, he taught us all how to go inward and find answers within ourselves -- by speaking to the God within us. I felt he gave me a gift that day.
And I feel like even if I am wrong, the messages that ring true to my soul are so positive, that who cares if I am wrong!? I like the messages that we are all part of God, we are all connected, and we should all act out of love.
These are just a handful of people I love and consider teachers. I spent so much of my life disconnected. I didn't follow my heart because of fear I guess. It's funny, when I Google these people to find their websites, it is just a handful of websites down before you find someone bashing them or calling them frauds. Those people always scared me. I don't know why. I was always so afraid that my beliefs would offend others. My life lessons certainly include following my heart, having courage to stand up for what I believe in, and letting go of the fear of those who may criticize me. I guess an appreciation for the duality of life has helped me understand that there are people out there who will whole heartedly disagree with everything I believe in, and that is not just okay, that is the beauty of life.
I believe that every individual person creates his reality through his thoughts, beliefs,
expectations, words, and actions. I think I have mentioned this a time or two.
I have done a lot of soul searching and educating myself in relation to my spirituality, and I always come back to what rings true within my soul. That every single individual creates her life experience to reflect the soul's growth and the soul's journey. That every single person is a child of God, and by being that fabric of God (that is love and light and creative energy), we create our experience.
So it only makes sense to me that what you believe is right. And possible! I like the analogy that my soul creates my life experience somewhere within me (through my beliefs and thoughts and such).
I actually picture a little movie camera and projector inside of me. And then the picture of my soul's experience is projected out of my eyes and reflected back to me in my physical experience. My words, thoughts, beliefs, etc. create my soul's experience, and I play it out here in the physical realm.
I told KidCutie when he was very little that he could be anything in the world that he wanted to be. He only had to believe hard enough that he could do it -- and he could have, or do, or be anything.
And he said, "I wanna be an eagle."
In reterospect, I should have chosen my words differently.
Photo from: http://www.thetalkingstones.com/id4.html
But I like the idea, KidCutie! I think he is onto something!
Dream BIG! And you just may end up soaring with the eagles!!!
I go through phases where I feel very spiritual. By that I mean I take the time to meditate and pray and read a lot about spiritual teachings. It is important to me. However, sometimes I get busy and it takes the back burner on my priority list. Right now, I have been a little busy with renovating and moving, so I have felt a bit detached from my spiritual side. But, the sight of flowers blooming in the spring, certainly helps my spirit sing!
We bought the house in the winter. We knew there were nice flowers around here because everyone in town has told us. And we waited patiently for things to start blooming.
It was pretty brown around here.
And since spring came real early this year, it is brightening up!!
I feel like presents are popping up out of the yard. And new ones come up every day!
I gave the camera to SweetCheeks and told her to find some beautiful stuff in the yard.
She found some gems.
She was excited for me to look on the camera to see what she found.
She did great!
I bet these make her spirit sing as much as mine!
She found all the beauty in the yard at that time.
Yes, Jazz, you are beautiful.
Yes, you are!
I gave the camera to KidCutie a week later and told him the same thing -- find beautiful stuff in the yard.
Hmmm, maybe I should've given clearer instructions...
Actually, he did great too.
I mean, look at these.
I think my babies may have a gift for finding beauty!
And a gift of photograhy!
I may never take another pic ever with these little photographers in the house!
These remind me why nature is good for my spirit!
Nature's beauty is magical and wondrous.
Yes, especially you Jasmine.
And I'm so grateful the kids appreciate this beauty.
Little gifts for our spirit, sprouting up right in the yard. Oh life is good! Life is so much better than good!
As I have mentioned in my other blog, I believe if you focus on something, you get it. No matter what it is. Good or bad. If you spend enough time and energy talking and thinking about something, it becomes your reality. And the more passion/emotion you give it, the faster you get it.
Like this guy. How often do you think he thought of winning something in swimming? And I'm pretty sure he was excited about that!
How often do you think the person owning this car thought, "I can't afford that." or "I don't make enough money."
By the way, this looks almost exactly like the car I had in high school except mine had more rust and a rag hanging out of the gas tank. She was named Bondo Beast.
And I thought all the time about how poor I was!
I tell myself all the time that I can't eat these or I will get fat.
But I eat them because they are delicious.
And I tell myself if I eat this I will get fat.
But this stuff is SOOOOO good. So I put it on crepes with bananas, And I hold it and sing to it like a baby, and then I eat it.
So now I need a button helper-outer-thingy like this.
And I am not pregnant.
And I know I did this with my thoughts. With my beliefs.
With the harmful chatter in my head.
I call Ego.
And I think it can be difficult to control the chatter in my head. As this beautifully illustrated poster proves.
So I am agreeing to work within my own belief system.
Therefore, I diet. Because I "think" I have to.
And I've learned I can't lie to myself about what I believe.
Oh, I have tried. Everytime I go to the Chinese buffet I try.
BUT, since I haven't changed all my beliefs to work for me, I visualize. And I will continue to visualize until all my beliefs work for me.
This is a pretty popular concept that I choose to believe.
So I do stuff like this. Except minus the lion part. And the cat part.
But I visualize what I WANT as if I already have it.
So I picture in my mind that I can eat these.
And look like this.
Except I never picture myself that tan. But I think I will tomorrow.
And I was flipping through the channels and I found this preacher, Creflo Dollar (who is a bit more preach-y than I normally like -- but I sure like some of his message.) And he said something like, "We only have 30% of what we want because we only pray (or visualize, or meditate, --whatever you do) 30% of the time, and the rest of the time we focus on NOT having it.
Photo from: here
I actually think I visualize at least 70% of the time. So I have 70% of what I want.
Which is pretty good.
So I picture freedom.
Which includes going on one of these cruise ships whenever I want.
Because that gives me more options.
But 70% of my life...
Is already perfect.
I started a blog a while ago, which I loved. I loved the message. But I didn't love the layout.
I wanted to explore more topics and have a funny spin on it.
And I wanted more pictures -- but I wasn't computer literate enough to figure out how to make it happen.
And perhaps I wasn't committed enough then to keep up with it.
But I have changed my ways!
This was my old blog:
I really do love that blog.
And since I love it, and the message is very much me, I will continue on with some of that message here.
In my old blog, I talk a lot about my spiritual beliefs.
And I was working on goals.
I was successful at some. And not successful at others.
And I know exactly why.
Which I will discuss in the very near future!