Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My own turning point

Leaping dolphins by Zest-pk.

My last post was on the Winter Solstice - a turning point in the season. Today I've experienced my own turning point - turning downstream to wellness.

Abraham advises us to focus on feeling good. What I have been working with lately is guidance on feeling good when "what is" is a physical feeling that I feel with every step or when I sit.

What I was wondering today was what to do when I feel it? I could tell I was focusing on and practicing the physical feeling when there was pain. Since it happened when I walked or moved there's no surprise that it was increasing.

When I am comfortable and feel good I can visualize myself moving easily. My question was what to do to feel good in the moment that I had the sensation.

This morning I was thinking: we send out our preferences and desires all the time so when I experience the physical sensation I must be sending out a positive desire. I didn't feel good emotionally though and when I listened to my thoughts I couldn't even pick out the positive desires. There was a jumble of thoughts and feelings about the sensation and my new desire to understand right then.

My Inner Being answered that in the very moment of sensation, I can choose a good feeling thought and send it out. I've been practicing this morning and when I do it, I can sense a beam of warm golden light shining through the middle of the physical sensation.

I was working here at my computer a few minutes ago and I had another thought that is very delicious: In the midst of the physical sensation I can enjoy sending out my desire for well-being!

I'm practicing this new awareness and I can definitely say I feel better emotionally. Whatever thought we choose the Law of Attraction begins collecting more thoughts around it. As we turn to our Inner Being, it becomes easier to hear those loving thoughts. With the choice to send out a positive desire I feel uplifted. I feel hope. I have had so many experiences of this Loving Universe answering me and I know it does now. I love being in control of my thoughts and my experience. I feel excited!

So excitement serves as a "compass" - to let you know when you're "on course" - when you are doing or contemplating doing exactly what your Higher Self would just love to have you be doing.

Bashar - Follow your excitement! Finding your Purpose in Life

As you begin telling the story differently, it is our promise to you that the Universe will back your story up with evidence.

Abraham-Hicks, Los Angeles, CA, February 3, 2008

Your Inner Being is always right there with you and your Inner Being is rooting for you and encouraging you.

And sometimes we think it’s strange that you do not hear more often, these encouraging words.

And if you have discouraging words playing in your mind, more than you do encouraging words, these are words that you've picked up along your physical trail that you've begun to practice. And you've made them your more dominant words.

But we really want you to start listening for those encouraging words because your Inner Being is always offering them....

Your Inner Being loves you so very much and wants you to feel that love for yourself, you see.

Abraham-Hicks, San Diego, CA, 2004

Bashar is a multi-dimensional being from our future channeled by Darryl Anka. Bashar is a wise and very loving being who talks about reality creation and related topics with energy and humor.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Solstice

Blessings to you on the Winter Solstice. This is a turning point for Mother Earth when the day is at it's shortest and the night the longest. Here in the northern hemisphere the earth lies snug under it's blanket of cold. Tomorrow the light is on its journey of return and each day will be longer as we travel to spring -- but for now, we are snug and warm as the cold winds blow.

The YouTube video below, Winter Solstice, is a lovely gift from Joanna Colbert Powell and her husband Craig Olson presented in the journal on her web site, Gaian Tarot.

In the Deep Midwinter” performed by Craig Olson
Music by Gustav Holst (1906)
Lyrics by Christina Rossetti (1872), revised by Craig Olson (2006)

Photography Credits:
Snow scenes by Catherine Kerr and Joanna Powell Colbert
Interior scenes by Paul Bingham, Chele Eve Armstrong, and Joanna Powell Colbert

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Abraham-Hicks and long-held desires

I read some Abraham this morning before I got up and then was laying all warm and cozy in bed thinking. I was musing lazily about what made me happy and realized I feel happy when I feel like I can have what I want. I feel unhappy when I think I can't have what I want.

Is it really that simple for me? I think it is.

When I read Abraham this morning this stood out:

...Many people on their way to wellness get half-way there, and get discouraged because there is not manifestation, and turn around and head back toward illness. Many people on their way from financial disaster get nearly to where they want to be, where the manifestation is nearly about to show up, but because they take score about the manifestation, they get discouraged and turn around and go back to not enough money. have been launching preferences...and Law of Attraction is lining up around them. And your future experience is being made for you before you approach it -- that's why 99% of creation is complete before you begin to see the physical evidence of it.

So, most of what you're doing is the Emotional Journey....

Abraham-Hicks, July-Aug-Sept 2005 Quarterly Journal, "An Emotional Journey from Fear to Hope."

There are beliefs and their manifestations that I've had since childhood that I want to change. This is the answer for me for those times when it seems that I've been asking for a long time -- that part where Abraham says we get almost there and then turn around. I turned around when I looked at what-is and thought I couldn't have what I wanted.

I wonder if that part of the journey just before manifestation is a birth like our physical birth? If we have a long-held desire or one that is really important to us perhaps we sense that our life will change in a big way and there is unconscious resistance that causes us to choose to turn around and go back so that we can practice aligning some more.

This morning was a reminder for me that the end of the journey -- the part just before manifestation -- is still just part of the path. I don't have to turn back. I can make an oasis. I can be creative. I can contemplate. I can enjoy the feeling that what I desire is close and coming to me. I can choose to believe that I can have what I want.

Source Energy is intimately, infinitely, always responding to your requests, no matter how great or small they may be deemed by you or anyone else who is observing them. There is nothing so big that Source Energy can't get its thoughts around it-- and there is nothing so small that Source Energy isn't willing to get its thoughts around it.

Abraham-Hicks, Los Angeles, CA, August 4th, 2001

Above all I can ask this loving Universe for whatever I need at that time to align --comfort, guidance, signs, good feeling thoughts. I can enjoy every part of the journey.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Reid Stowe's voyage of allowing well-being

I love the sea, but only have one experience with sailing, just one short journey across the Ruddy Inlet in Virginia Beach in the 1980's. I thought it would be fun to learn to sail and rented a little one-man boat. They showed me how to turn the rudder and hold the rope for the sail and sent me out across a small inlet crowded with boaters. I quickly decided this was the wrong time to give it a try and cut a wide swath through yelling sailors on motor boats and sailboats as I headed back to the safety of the pier.

I was immediately hooked when I found 1000 Days at Sea, Reid Stowe's 1000 day journey non-stop on his schooner Anne. He began the journey with his first mate Soanya Ahmad who disembarked before the halfway mark for the birth of their son. They both posted about the spiritual journey at sea as well as the physical one, and as Reid sailed on alone, his spiritual journey has taken on new depth.

There are many things about their voyage that capture my imagination, but I think most of all I am drawn to the simplicity of their lifestyle. Reid is incredibly busy with repairs and maintenance, but this voyage is very much a spiritual practice for him and he goes deeper and deeper into mindfulness as he sails.

As Reid attempts to explain his inner experience it is clear that more and more he lets go of restrictions and resistance. Sometimes it's difficult for me to relate to him, often I am moved and inspired. Using the concepts of Abraham-Hicks, what I thought of when I read his latest post is that he is in a very powerful place of being and allowing. Thank you for taking this journey, Reid, and for sharing it with me.

Here's Reid and then Abraham:

Day 596 - December 8, 2008

Wind SSW, 5 knots, Drifting, Position 26*59s by 116*05w

Annihilating East and West

As I live here on the sea I let my mind go free. I try not to live in my intellectual rational mind so I can experience awe and wonder without judgment. In this way I see the ocean again and again as if it were the first time; a million sparkles in patterns of waves weaving liquid fabric through eternity. Even on my spiritual quests I have always had the tendency to look at the compass and orient myself with the cardinal directions, my planetary guides and the far away land masses. Now I have had the opportunity to abolish all direction and annihilate the rule of east and west. I cover my compass and reside in my heart. When I climb out of my hatch I let the sun and the sea be as they will be. I resist minimizing them by calculating and I expand gratefully accepting out in all directions. There are some clouds. The sun is up there somewhere often shining warmly through. The waves come from every direction and merge together and this tells me nothing of what direction I am looking and drifting. Like this I go about my daily work, which becomes my art, my meditation, my love of life, my love of God. The search for the meaning of life just becomes living. This is my art, how I add love to the world and how I learn and grow. My desire to be disoriented helps me be flexible and learn new things. In the revealed chaos I quietly dwell centered and I stop trying to control what is around me. Then I enter the awesome realm of the divine. I know I am far enough out to sea for the wind, waves and universe to take me where they will.just for awhile. Then I will look to see where I am and set a course again and resume my migration around the world.

Reid Stowe

The only thing that makes the difference in the way you feel right now is the thought that you are thinking right now. It doesn't matter how much money you've got; there are joyful people with no money, and there are unhappy people with lots of money. How you feel is about how you are allowing the Source that is You to flow. So when we talk about the Art of Allowing, we're talking about the art of living; about the art of thriving; about the art of clarity. We're talking about the art of being who you really are.

Abraham-Hicks, 7/20/02

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