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Spiritual Journey looks at what it means to be guided by your soul

Who are your listening to

August 26, 2015
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Who are your listening to

Who are your listening to?”  In your journey to physically manifest your soul 100% of the time, you will hear, see or sense things.  Sometimes this is your soul.  But until you learn to identify the source, it can also be your mind playing tricks on you.  As I have written elsewhere, your mind has been in charge of your body for your entire life.  While you now want your soul in charge, your mind has other ideas.  Your mind has no interest in giving up power.  So how do you tell the difference between your soul and your mind?   Here are some ways to tell the difference between your mind and your soul.
Your soul is quiet.  Your soul isn’t shouting in your ear:  if something is this loud it is one of the spirits hanging around you, who is literally shouting in your ear.  Be wary of any voice that is “loud and clear.”  Soul communication comes when we are quiet, focussed on our soul,  and our minds are not chattering.  That gentle nudge or brief flash of insight — that was your soul.
Your soul is kind.  Your soul will never criticize you nor point out your flaws or shortcomings.  Your soul is never going to point out how you should have handled things differently.  She or He is only going to encourage you.
Your soul is clear.  Our souls are very clear and direct in their communication with us.  If you get contradictory answers, that is not your soul.  If you get “kinda, maybe, sort of” answers that isn’t your soul either.
Your soul is in the present moment.   Your soul does not rehash the past.  What is done is done in your soul’s mind, and only this moment is important.  The actions you take now (the actions guided by your soul) will create the future your soul desires for you.  So if some internal voice is taking you out of the present moment, be careful.
Your soul is consistent.  If your soul gave you information, that information will not change.  If you are getting “guidance” that is opposite to what your soul told you, this isn’t your soul.  This is your mind or the spirits around you trying to separate you from your soul and cause problems in your life.
Your soul would will always keep you safe.  If you are hearing or sensing something that is encouraging you to take a physical risk — STOP!  Your mind and the spirits around you cannot actually harm you.  But they can and will encourage you to do things that put you and the things you care about at risk.  In other words, your mind and these spirits will set you up to cause harm to yourself.  If it seems risky or dangerous, that is not your soul.
As you progress in your journey to become the physical manifestation of your soul — the prerequisite to having your twin soul relationship — there are going to be many voices telling you how to live your life.  Learning to tell the difference between what is your soul and what isn’t will save you a lot of aggravation and heartache.
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June 27, 2013
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What would a soulless world look like?

Author: Joleen (Bridges) Halloran

Soulless World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have had a couple of pretty good debates with some people on the existence of the soul recently. This debate gets tedious as both sides can never empirically claim victory for either the presence of a soul or the lack of it (assuming this point must be argued at an empirical level). I personally don’t need any convincing that I have one, or rather that I am one, but others don’t feel as strongly as I do about it. As far as arguments go, I feel I have a stronger case, since science has never be able to explain the miraculous nature of the human spirit. Regardless of the capacities of the mind and physics that CAN be proven, there is still the mystery of cause, which we may see various scientific theories on, but my theory is there are things that are intentionally not explainable in our universe.

The whole debate on the soul issue, got me to thinking about what life would be like without one, kind of like looking at life from a “It’s a Wonderful Life” perspective. From this perspective, for today’s article, I will be acting like your Clarence, and just like Clarence showed George Bailey how many lives would have been changed without his existence, I will explore with you how life might look without a soul.

So what is a soul? Well this is a very subjective question and one that will get a variety of answers, but for me, a soul is the part of every one of us that is infinitely complete. The soul is sometimes depicted as a smoky aura that floats outside of us when we pass on from the physical world to the spiritual world, and using this imagery, I ask you to imagine this smoky substance as the sum total of your infinite life. You were before and you will be after, and the soul knows the before and after, as well as the present. I like to think of the soul as the metaphorical glue that holds the spiritual part of us together. The intellect, intuition, creativity, passion, bliss, and all of the qualities of the spirit. It is therefore true that when the physical body expires, the soul remains as it always was and is, a vital energy in the infinite universe.

So, as Clarence, let me introduce you to a world without a soul. Firstly, if we did not have a soul, we would have to rely on the world and our reality only as it can scientifically be categorized. In other words, if we cannot measure it, see it and explain it, then it cannot be a part of our reality. So to be fair, I’m going to give science the benefit of the doubt that the brain can produce imagination and/or intuitiveness, but only within the confines of what has already been experienced. For instance, I can imagine a new invention, but only using the information, data, or experiences that are either already inside of my mind or that I may have seen or heard about somewhere else, at some point in time.

As Clarence, I now invite you to look at several common scenarios that constitute what we call living. Let’s start by choosing a career. Using logic and reason and perhaps considering aptitude, it may statistically be logical to choose a career in the medical field. So you choose to become a nurse. If in your lifetime, you were not exposed to qualities from others like, compassion, empathy, tenderness, kindness, or calmness, you would not have these qualities to draw from in your brains capacity. In a soulless society, these qualities may likely become obsolete, as they do not appear to be a result of logical or biological brain function. So what type of nurse would you be? Perhaps an efficient one and certainly there is a possibility you will be methodical, and procedurally correct. Happy? Content? Fulfilled? Maybe – but if you aren’t, in a soulless society your options are limited to improve your state of mind.

Perhaps you decide you want a pet. You use reason and logic to find a breed of dog. You match up size, desired care, and benefits of each breed. You go to the store to pick out your pet, now that you have decided on a breed. While there, one of the dogs makes serious eye contact with you and comes over to you immediately. She seems to already be familiar to you, weird. But, she does not meet your criteria, since you wanted a male and you wished for one that was a little larger in size. You select one of the two males that have separated themselves from the rest of the pack.  When you get home the dog in unresponsive to you, won’t eat and after several days of following all the recommendations for care and/or discipline, he tries to bite you. You take him back to the store. By the way, the above scenario for picking out a pet will work quite nicely for picking out our mate too. Using a logical/reasoning methodology, you can choose a mate that best matches your aptitude in career, someone that might benefit you genetically, and someone that pleases you aesthetically.

Now what if you were the inventive type – you can hardly contain the ideas that keep popping into your head. You finally get an idea that you cannot contain because it seems like such a good one. You must create a prototype of your new product that will absolutely revolutionize the way that we do household chores. While you have the end result in mind, the materials and logistics of the movement of the product are still not clear to you. But no problem – You use the internet and reach out to experts in the field to discuss ideas (without giving up your idea for someone to steal.) You try several different combinations of materials and designs in order to produce your product. After 10 tries, your testing has not resulted in a satisfactory product. Finally you give up, you simply feel like you have exhausted all your possibilities.

Now I could go on with scenarios like this for a very long time. Many people live this way already choosing not to engage the soul, because they don’t believe they have one in the first place.  But what distinguishes these soulless scenarios from opposing ones that engage the soul, are the end results, which may be startling in there implications.

As Clarence, let me tell you that in our nursing scenario, by living in a soulless society we may produce an army of efficient and highly intelligent workers, this cannot be denied. In all careers and in all areas of work/life balance, we will probably measure our lives by standards that are logical and reasonable to achieve and maintain. Now the downside to this soulless society is you will not see the heroes we are accustomed to modeling some of our best qualities from. In a soulless society, our measure of worth and success will be solely from our expanded intellect (notice I didn’t say wisdom), and our level of achievements and possessions. Qualities that many of us associate with nursing today, to continue using nursing as our example, such as compassion, altruism, loving-kindness, or empathy will not be in high demand and will slowly over time diminish. For as Mr. Spock says in Star Trek, these qualities, since they are immeasurable and inconsistent, are “highly illogical.”  There will be no Florence Nightingale or Clara Barton’s in this soulless society. Why? Because heroes like this had qualities, drive, and passion that come from an unknown and unlearned source that defies logic and reason.

In regards to our relationship with animals, like in our pet example, life in a soulless society would certainly change how we interact with both domestic and wild animals and nature in general. Without the soulful connection to our domestic pets and our awe, wonder and admiration (not soulless attributes), for our natural world, the value of our pets and other wildlife may diminish over time, except for the needs to sustain a viable environment. The animals or other wildlife may become a commodity to enable a soulless society to categorize, measure and manage in a more logical and systematic way. I don’t know about you, but for me this would be a life not worth living, for not only have some of my most glorious moments been because of my pets, but my relationship to nature is one of the most transformative tools I have every discovered. Within nature I feel my soul expand and certainly I have felt the spiritual qualities of freedom, renewal, growth, strength, connection, love and peace when I recognize the universal connection I have to nature via the soul.

And taking this further from pet to mate selection, you have to admit that in a soulless society it would seem pretty logical to go through a very similar process to select our mate as we did our pet. But seriously, even though love is an emotion that is sometimes misunderstood and highly mis-used, can we really even imagine a world without it. You may think that your brain can produce the “love” gene or whatever theory you want to construct to simulate a passionate and loving relationship between two people, or between a mother and a child, or even from one person to the universe. But I contend this is about the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. There is no hormone, serotonin, dopamine, enzyme, protein, or anything that I can stimulate, manipulate or get rid of, that will EVER take away or change the love I have for my children and grandchildren, to my soul mate, parents or to God. THIS love – comes from somewhere else and it ain’t some squishy pink matter stuck in my head.

Finally as Clarence I warn you, that in a soulless society, the qualities such as passion, perseverance, faith, as well as synchronicity, coincidence, intuition may well be put aside as unworthy or even dangerous because they are not measurable and there is no predictable or controlled cause for them, even though their effect is clearly using the brain for demonstrating them. If these types of qualities are contained and not cherished in our soulless society, then our imagination will be contained to only the data that is currently available today. We might discover something someone else knows, but new discovery that is imagined or intuited from an unlimited soul with a unquenchable spirit will be diminished. Some of our most famous and admired inventors and philosophers, writers, poets, artists, teachers and sages, such as Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, Moses, Aristotle, Plato, DaVinci, Michelangelo, Ben Franklin,  Einstein, Edison, Thomas Jefferson, Goethe, Shakespeare, Dickenson, Emerson, Ghandi and so many other would not exist in our soulless society. What would their point be in a soulless society? All of these greats would say that their ideas and greatest moments clearly came from a source that is higher and unknowable to man, within the soul. In fact, most of these greats are our biggest proponents of the soul and spirit of mankind and our divine universal connection within them.

So, in conclusion, as Clarence, I think I have demonstrated the perilous route we would be taking by excluding the soul. Certainly there is no way to measure the amazing abilities of mankind and the mysterious gift of a consciousness that can know the self and extend the self through the power of the soul and with the magic of the spirit. Yes, we can measure the mind to see that certain enzymes or pep-tides or hormones, etc. are evident when we are feeling love or imagining something, and we may even be able to simulate this. But the true essence and cause of these amazing qualities of spirit will always be a mystery. This is because you will not ever see a soul with a sterile probing mechanism, but only with a heart and spirit that accepts the possibility of the infinite self. By “feeling” the true essence of the spirit of man, the potential of man is unlimited. You have to touch your soul, in even the smallest of ways, in order to see this potential in ourselves and in others.

  • People are like stained-glass windows
  • They sparkle and shine when the sun is out
  • But when the darkness sets in
  • Their true beauty is revealed only
  • If there is light within

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

This light within is our soul. It cannot be defined or measured. It cannot be contained. It is you! If you want, explore, see, soar. If you wish to ignore or deny your soul, then this is your choice, but still it does not make the soul go away, it just waits patiently and with expansive love and timeless grace. Maybe I didn’t change your mind like Clarence did for George Bailey, but maybe I did.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/metaphysics-articles/what-would-a-soulless-world-look-like-6060541.html

About the Author

Joleen Halloran is the author of Finding Home – Breaking Free from Limits under the pseudo name of Joleen Bridges. This book represents over 10 years of research and inspiration in personal and spiritual empowerment and provides readers with a pathway to overcome limits and discover authentic divine qualities in their lives and to live a life of unbounded freedom. .

Additionally Joleen is the owner of ZoomIT Marketing, a social media and internet marketing coaching and training company. Joleen’s business background includes extensive experience in project management, leadership, specializing in motivational techniques and corporate culture.

Beyond Joleen’s professional life, she is an avid reader and researcher of books and other materials related to her profession, but also to her special passion, which is metaphysical and spirituality topics. You can find out more about Joleen’s book at her books website, www.breakinfreefromlimits.com. Additional articles of a spiritual and inspirational nature can be found at the book’s website as well. The book is available for purchase at Amazon and at a discounted price directly from the books website.

June 25, 2013
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Oh my Soul – Getting in touch with your Soul

Author: Joleen (Bridges) Halloran

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Many consider the soul as the invisible embodiment and essence of the individual, and if that’s true, what exactly does that mean? Is the soul just an unknowable concealed part of us? What is the soul’s purpose and is it possible to know and express the soul? There is certainly a dimension of the self that everyone has experienced or intuited that we most likely will recognize as the soul. Asking for the reason that the soul is a part of us is really quite a backward question, because really the question should be, why we are an extension of the soul?

In the book, Forgotten Truth, The Common Visions of the Worlds Religion,Huston Smith, a prominent authority on world’s religion, says this about the soul: “Situated as it were behind the senses, it sees through the eyes without being seen, hears with the ears without itself being heard. If we equate mind with the stream of consciousness, the soul is the source of this stream, it is also the witness while never itself appearing within the stream as a datum to be observed.” Huston’s description of the soul here represents a generally common theme in most religions about the nature of the soul.

But the soul has been argued and debated about for centuries The fact that as humans we sense there is an essence or invisible sense to our being is not the argument. To most people this is undeniable. The arguments come from ideas like, which came first, the body or the soul? Does the soul transcend the body after it dies? And, does every living thing have a soul? I have my own personal beliefs or theories on all of these questions and most religions will have their ideas about this as well. But, does it really come down to the possibility that the soul is not knowable with a reasoning mind? Or as I contend, are these questions really as important as just getting to know the soul in us first, then contemplating the origin of the soul later, if we even still care?

This is the majesty and the mystery of the soul – having this absolute knowing that there is a vastness and deepness about our self that is difficult to process using just the mind and the body.  Deepak Chopra, spiritual teacher and scientist, says in his book, Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, “We can resurrect the soul from its dormant state by turning the tables: Instead of defining the soul first, why not look at the need the soul fulfills, and worry about a strict definition later?” He later goes on to say that the soul connects you to God, and that somewhere along the way as humans, through the gift of free will, have chosen to divide the body from the soul.

The ignited soul, as a connecting part of your total being, enhances and expands the mind and the body to new dimensions. They are integrally connected. Again, from Deepak’s book, Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, he defines, simply, the basic formula for life:

  • Soul carries the potential
  • Mind carries the intention
  • Brain produces the results

The soul is the deep calling that we feel to learn more about the inner self, to connect with God at a deeper level, to relate to others with love and compassion, and to expand your very being into a much broader perspective than just the mind and the body can conceive. And, it’s all available right where you are, right now! We don’t have to look to the sky, or to the gods, or to achieve a salvation or redemption to start this process. We can begin this moment by allowing the soul to speak to us. As Jesus says, “Ask and you shall receive. Knock and the door will be opened.”

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There are so many practical ways we can begin to reunite with a ready soul. These methods can be deeply personal and unique to each individual based on your prior experiences and your current belief systems, but I will present several powerful techniques to touch to light of your soul. You will not need any help from anyone knowing when you have achieved this, you will know, because your soul will begin to soar.

  • Develop a deep connection with consciousness – meditating, contemplating, deep listening and self observation. Find and expand that place between thoughts or just behind the conscious mind. Once you feel that you have touched this, expand yourself in this sacred place.
  • Intense exercise or concentration can sometimes transcend both the mind and the body. It’s not so much over exerting the mind or the body in either of these activities as it is actually intuitively knowing and reaching outside of the mind and body to perform.
  • The soul is not static – it is active when we are most in tune with it. Work on developing deep love and compassion towards the self. Forgiveness and release of the past expand the soul. Put several small practices into your daily routine that accentuate love and forgiveness towards yourself, like affirmations, speaking gently to yourself, either aloud or silently about your true nature, or deep contemplation on the self, as soul.
  • Begin to connect and feel your boundlessness, limitlessness. See yourself not just as a body, but beyond this. Visualize yourself, not as an image, but as an essence that just keeps getting bigger, and bigger and bigger, infinitely.  Embrace the mystery of your being. Feel how this boundlessness touches others and the environment around you.
  • This is always a great practice for me for all of my spiritual work – Get outside! Nature and the perfect balance and cooperation of nature, touches me deeply. Allow the energy and vibrancy of nature to connect with your soul. Spend as much time outdoors as you can and I guarantee your spiritual practices will be enhanced. Nature is a metaphor for every single spiritual and soulful quality and principle.

Working to connect to the soul is effortless, joyful work. The end result will be a new perspective on many aspects of your life and your relationships. Within each of us there is always a way to re-connect to this dimension of ourselves. If you are struggling to find this connection, the first step is to stop struggling and see that struggle itself may be the resistance you are feeling to your soul connection. A gentle allowance and invitation to enter is fearless and full of grace. Do not be afraid to let go of the outer trappings of mind and body for a minute. Just give your soul a chance to speak, through you, and you will be on your way to seeing a part of you that you never thought possible.

Blessings. Joleen

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/metaphysics-articles/oh-my-soul-getting-in-touch-with-your-soul-6099156.html

About the Author

Joleen Halloran is the author of Finding Home – Breaking Free from Limitsunder the pseudo name of Joleen Bridges. This book represents over 10 years of research and inspiration in personal and spiritual empowerment and provides readers with a pathway to overcome limits and discover authentic divine qualities in their lives and to live a life of unbounded freedom. .

Additionally Joleen is the owner of ZoomIT Marketing, a social media and internet marketing coaching and training company. Joleen’s business background includes extensive experience in project management, leadership, specializing in motivational techniques and corporate culture.

Beyond Joleen’s professional life, she is an avid reader and researcher of books and other materials related to her profession, but also to her special passion, which is metaphysical and spirituality topics. You can find out more about Joleen’s book at her books website, Breakinfreefromlimits. Additional articles of a spiritual and inspirational nature can be found at the book’s website as well. The book is available for purchase at Amazon and at a discounted price directly from the books website.

June 23, 2013
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21st Century Lack Mentality

Author: Joleen (Bridges) Halloran

overwhelmed.jpgIt starts in the morning, when you wake up with the thought that you didn’t get enough sleep, and then begin to realize as you are preparing for the day, that you don’t have enough time in the day to do what you need to do. These thought patterns progress into your day; not enough money for pizza again, they don’t pay you enough to do this job, I can’t believe I just said that in the meeting. Then as the day progresses into night, you worry about having enough to pay the mortgage this month, you run out of time to help with the homework, and next thing you know, it’s time for bed and you can tell right now that you’re not going to get enough sleep .

And that’s just the small stuff. We worry about enough time to: spend with our family or friends, work on that project, improve our skills, exercise, make a good dinner, advance our careers, our lifestyles and our world. We fret over money, the state of the country, our neighborhoods going down the drain, our house falling apart, our kids going down the wrong path, our health taking a nose dive, and we aren’t getting any younger.

We worry that we are not good enough, people are mad at us, we can’t keep up, we can’t cope, we are not worthy, we didn’t do enough today, we are too old or young, we are too fat or thin, we are too this or too that.

If you pay very close attention, you will notice that we spend a majority of our life trying to avoid our lack of things or trying to find ways to change our environment so we quit feeling like we are lacking. It’s subtle, yet persistent. If only I had a better job, home, spouse, friends, tools, more money, time, skills, patience, and so on. If only – THEN things would be better. This persistent attention to what we are “missing” in our lives or in ourselves is a very quiet and sneaky thought process that may go on for many, many years without our even noticing it. Until – a dramatic change occurs in our condition like a loss of loved one, job, home, health, marriage, or friend. THEN we notice.

can't copeLack mentality is not reserved as unique for the 21st century, but as the new century mark turned over, a pervasive theme has emerged that supports and perpetuates the fact that; we are steeped in a world that considers itself less than it should be. This appears to be the mantra of how to get change accomplished – by pointing out how inadequate we have been in the past. This is not a political, social or cultural or global problem, this is actually an individual choice problem. As long as we submit to the idea that we live in a world, including our own little piece of the world, that is inadequate, lacking and has a long way to go to be satisfying – then we are a part of the 21st century lack mentality.

Can you imagine a world that takes a different viewpoint? Can you imagine even your own household taking a different viewpoint? And I’m not talking about Pollyannish denial of what is going on around you or the world, but I AM talking about a paradigm shift that approaches living from a perspective of never enough, to a perspective of always enough. No matter what issue you are faced with, understanding that there are more available resources (including things like love, time, energy (both personal and environmental), if we approach the challenges from the obviousness of abundance. And it is rather obvious isn’t it. From a larger perspective, we worry about the world, but we forget that feeling like we are “running out” of anything is not a new concept. Somehow, someway, we always get through it. A way will be made known! For our own personal lives, even those of us who seemed to have lost everything, we are here, we are OK, and we will get through this because just when you think you have lost everything, a way is made known.

Of course in my view, when we include a spiritual element of Infinite Source to this approach, then our mindsets and momentum shifts to an even stronger level. If we assume that our Creator is constantly replenishing, renewing, and refreshing then we see that nothing can ever be truly diminished. That change is the vehicle for growth, not the red flag of decline.

Now I would like to say that I have mastered this lack mentality thing and I am living in the luxury of an abundant mindset that provides all my material, personal, and spiritual needs at every moment. But I can’t – yet. But – what I do have is an awareness of my lack mentality and I have seen the evidence of how a changed mindset can affect people and circumstances in dramatic ways, including in my own life. We need to understand that this mindset is deeply ingrained in our psyche, as you can see from the opening of this article. We are steeped in it, socially, culturally, politically, and individually. But it only takes one small demonstration of how a changed attitude of lack to abundance, can make you a believer. And, I AM A BELIEVER.

I resolved, I do not want to be controlled by my fears, doubts, inadequacies and conditions. I choose to look at the world and our Divine Universe as always giving, expanding, and constantly replenishing. I will not numb my mind to mediocrity, dissatisfaction and settling. I expect more out of the world, myself, and my Creator and I know it is available.

We begin to change this lack mentality by first being aware of it, especially within ourselves. When we can see both the tendencies we have towards a lack mentality AND the possibility of something different, we can open ourselves to make some dramatic changes to our mindset. Life is about opportunities – not challenges. Each area in our life can be expanded and enhanced by viewing it differently with a consciousness of abundance and fearlessness.

This is a topic of global magnitude – literally, and deserves a great deal of attention. But for the sake of getting an opportunity to knock on the door of your thought with this article, I will end the analysis of 21st century lack mentality for the moment and conclude with a few ideas on embracing a more abundant mindset into your life, and by reflection, touching the world with abundance.

First step is to create a sense of awareness.

  1. Create a sense of awareness of your lack mentality related to your outside environment, such as home, work, family, friends, time in general, social and world.
  2. Create a sense of awareness of your lack mentality towards you – finding fault in yourself, diminishing yourself to others, even jokingly, being disappointed in your skills, behavior, actions. A great deal of unconscious wasted time gets spent in self depreciating thoughts.
  3. Create a sense of awareness of lack mentality in others – please do not judge others for this but begin to understand the pervasiveness of this mentality.  Include everyone in your analysis from TV shows, news, family members, or co-workers.

Target a specific area in your life to work on for change

  1. Pick an easy target to begin. One of my first targets was changing my thoughts the very first moment I woke up in the morning. I went from having a consistent immediate assessment on my sleep value to waking up every morning saying in my head, “Good Morning – Today is big with blessings.” Now that is a habit worth keeping. Totally frames your whole day.
  2. Develop a plan that works for you to make a change in a preferred specific target area, like money, time, or relationships. I use affirmations to assist me and for my early morning change, I put a little 3×5 note card on my nightstand with my affirmation. I forgot to say it/feel it many mornings, but in about 2 weeks I started to remember a lot more than I forgot.
  3. Record your success, either in a written or digital journal or very clearly in your mind. Do not forget how freeing it feels to let go of a cloying lack thought.

Stop Complaining!

  1. Complaining is another way of saying – I don’t think what is currently happening is enough, or does not meet the mark, or is not satisfying in any way.  Use any type of trigger that might be effective for you to catch yourself complaining. Don’t get mad at yourself if you get caught – be glad you saw it. Most people complain and don’t even realize they are doing it. The more you catch yourself doing it – the more likely you are to stop doing it.
  2. Notice others complaining – again, don’t judge or label them as complainers. Be empathetic and see how easy it is to fall into complaining about things. It’s very infectious.

thank youDevelop a deep sense of appreciation

  1. This is another way of saying be grateful. But I take it a step further, because sometimes I think gratitude can actually be a diminishing quality because we get disappointed it isn’t expressed enough in ourselves and others. But when we really appreciate things, we are truly being grateful for them. Begin by appreciating the easy stuff, like a good meal, a funny TV show, a child’s good behavior, or a smile from your co-worker.
  2. Continue to grow your sense of appreciation in others, in world issues, like technology, or science, yourself, God.

Notice Abundance

  1. Begin to notice the amazing abundance all around you. Go outside! You will always find something in nature that screams abundance. Look around you and see the amazing abundance at your fingertips and really begin to take note of them in your mind.
  2. Develop an abundance vision board, notebook or journal. This will be a consistent reminder that abundance is a reality, every day, in so many ways. There really is so much! You will begin to be amazed that you missed it before, so make a record of it on your vision board so you can relish in it frequently.

Create an abundance atmosphere in your life

  1. Sometimes we do not get to choose who we hang out with, but where possible, create an atmosphere of abundance with the people you associate with most frequently. Choose friends that support an abundant positive outlook on life. Be alert when you’re around those that don’t take a positive outlook on life. Look for activities and events that support abundant relationships and dialogue.
  2. Develop an environment that supports abundance. Put little sayings in your home that are uplifting and energizing. Put trinkets around you that remind you of abundance. Avoid emotionally draining and divisive TV, music or conversations.

Blessings – Joleen

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/metaphysics-articles/21st-century-lack-mentality-6169274.html

About the Author

Joleen Halloran is the author of Finding Home – Breaking Free from Limits under the pseudo name of Joleen Bridges. This book represents over 10 years of research and inspiration in personal and spiritual empowerment and provides readers with a pathway to overcome limits and discover authentic divine qualities in their lives and to live a life of unbounded freedom. .

Additionally Joleen is the owner of ZoomIT Marketing, a social media and internet marketing coaching and training company. Joleen’s business background includes extensive experience in project management, leadership, specializing in motivational techniques and corporate culture.

Beyond Joleen’s professional life, she is an avid reader and researcher of books and other materials related to her profession, but also to her special passion, which is metaphysical and spirituality topics. You can find out more about Joleen’s book at her books website, www.breakinfreefromlimits.com. Additional articles of a spiritual and inspirational nature can be found at the book’s website as well. The book is available for purchase at Amazon and at a discounted price directly from the books website.

June 21, 2013
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The Missing Piece to Effectively Manifest Your Dreams with Law of Attraction

The Missing Piece to Effectively Manifest Your Dreams with Law of Attraction

Author: Peter Hwa

If you continue to read this article after my brief introduction, I guess you know about the Law of Attraction and you still not manage to manifest the things you want. Wondering what went wrong?

Don’t worry; you are on the right track. Nothing is wrong; you just miss a very important part. If you do this part right, it will be instanced manifestation.

How do I know? I was in your shoes not long ago. Four years after I read “The Secret” and come across the Law of Attraction, I tried to manifest my desires but failed. Or it seems.

Law of Attraction never fails, like all natural laws in the universe. Because this laws are what make the whole system work. Just imagine the law of gravitation fails for just a fraction of seconds. What damage it will bring into the cosmos?

So, why we failed then? We didn’t. The experience we have is what our dominant thought & feeling is. Still don’t get it? We know everything is made up of energy; whatever we want is just the transfer of energy. Since energy transfer through vibrations and our thought & feeling are vibrations. Thus when our dominant thought & feeling is what we don’t have or don’t want. That is exactly what we are experiencing.

We know how the Law of Attraction works. Ask, Believe & Receive. But we have to do it in vibration level.

Ask- This is simple, we ask every moment in our life, on what we want, what we don’t want. Example: Whenever you don’t want a particular experience, we automatically transmit the frequency of what we do want to the universe.

Believe- This part is trickier, we need to 100% believe that we already have what we wanted. So the universe arranges what we want accordingly to our frequency vibrations transmitted.

Receive- This is the most important part for manifestation. We need to FEEL that we already have what we want. The universe will deliver to us accordingly to our feeling vibration. That is why we are advised to feel gratitude all day long. Because the vibration of gratitude & satisfied is similar. The vibrations of already have what you want.

To be exacts, we need to Asked, Believed & Received in past tense. But are you currently facing difficulty to believe & feel you have what you want already? If yes, the missing piece is how you make yourself 100% believe your desire have manifested.

And to do this is by “LETTING IT GO”. Only by letting it go you are transmitting the frequency of having it already. This is the vital part to manifest what you want.Because the Law of Attraction manifest instantly when the frequency from your thought & feeling match what you want.

And it is by letting it go, I manage to start manifest what I want at ease. I even practice it on my water filter & menstrual cramps business. I Called it The Art Of Let Go.

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About the Author

If you like this topic, please leave comments. I Plan to write on “The Art of Let go” next.


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October 25, 2012
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Self Truth

Self truth a reflection of the Higher SelfHow important is self truth to removing negativity?

The quickest way to rid oneself of negativity is to focus on truth, that truth being self truth. When in the midst of negativity we can remind ourselves of the truth of who and what we really are. In truth your reality is your inner being/higher self, that is who you are no matter the negative situation you are dealing with. When you remember that is who you are it creates a sense of inner peace, and wisdom. This in turn give you the foundation that you need to bring the negative situation under control. It might help to remind your self that  ” Anything that appear to go wrong this day is corrected by the power of my higher self working through me to bring positive situations into my life.”

Never allow a situation or another person to dictate who you are in the course of a day. Remember that your thoughts directed by your higher self can change a situation. Even when you do not appear to be in control of the situation, if you are in control of your reaction to the situation that is the first step to being in control of the situation. Handling a negative situation with a positive attitude goes a long ways to turning it into a positive situation. As your attitude remain positive it allows your true self to work through you to transform the situation. ” I am positive in my thoughts and my attitude because my true self/my higher self is positive about everything in my life today”

Your self truth in this case indicate that you have a positive attitude and there fore you are a positive person. Your true self/higher mind is not blocked by negativity, and so it may insist that all aspects of your life take a positive turn no matter how they begin. The positive attitude gives your self truths acting through your higher mind the power to be the stronger influence in your life.

October 21, 2012
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Conscious mental attitude

How important to being successful is your conscious mental attitude?conscious mental attitude
Your conscious mental attitude, the thoughts you think from moment to moment, has the power to make success and happiness a reality in your life. When you think positively on a conscious level of the mind your inner essence, your true self has an opportunity to express through you. On the other hand negative thought energies, filling the conscious mind, blocks your personal subconscious and form a barrier against the true self’s ability to create positive events in your life.

It is great to maintain a positive mental attitude about everything in one’s life. It is most effective when positive thinking has a spiritual base. In other words being aware that positive thinking results from the conscious awareness of ones true self or higher self.

That awareness allow you to become attune to your higher self making your conscious mind open and receptive to guidance from the inner being or true self. This is experienced by the conscious mind receiving flashes of inspiration, or directions as to what to do in a given situation and when to do it.

Important to know that what ever you have in your conscious mind and subconscious mind is being broadcasted and used to create your life from moment to moment.

March 4, 2010
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You Are a Spiritual Being on a Journey in the Physical World

Author Jack Armstrong

The idea of our having a dual identity as spiritual beings who also are experiencing a simultaneous, but temporary, adventure in the physical world is central to many spiritual teachings, including those presented in the book, Lessons from the Source: A Spiritual Guidebook for Navigating Life’s Journey.

This concept, along with the lessons about our unity with all creation and the constant availability of our good that were presented in earlier articles, are the foundational principles on which most of the other teachings in the book are based.

The Challenge of Remembering Our True Identity

The spiritual writings presented below explain this dual identity and describe our continuing challenge of maintaining an awareness of our spiritual self while functioning in the physical world. They remind us that there is no separation between the two worlds, even though the influence of mass consciousness conveys the impression that our physical identity is our only reality.

The following passages are taken verbatim from the first section of Chapter Two of Lessons from the Source.

The Physical and the Spiritual are One

The physical and the spiritual are one. They are not distinct entities, even though at times the physical aspect of your reality seems to be the entire reality. This is the challenge of this adventure: you must exist on the physical level until your time is up, yet living exclusively on the physical level misses the point. You are a spiritual being. You must remember and realize and accept that this is true, and then enjoy your adventure on the physical plane from the perspective of the spiritual, which is the true source of all of your good. Do not allow yourself to be deceived by the illusions.

There is No Separation

The separation of the physical and spiritual worlds seems to you to be complete, yet these worlds are separated only by a wisp of smoke in your consciousness. And that separation is one that you have created as part of the mass consciousness. In truth, there is no separation. You are in both worlds, both realms, simultaneously, yet you know it not. The inner direction that you receive is your consciousness at the spiritual level responding to the good that is always available on that plane.

Eternally Spiritual, Temporarily Physical

If you can integrate into yourself the reality that you are always on that plane, just as you are temporarily on the physical plane as well, you will understand and accept that your good is always accessible to you. If you see yourself exclusively as a physical creature in a physical world, however, you will remain convinced that you, in conjunction with other persons and conditions to whom you have ascribed power, are responsible for making your good happen. How much more simple it is to simply accept and understand that, as a spiritual being, you can call upon your good and claim it and make it part of you in a process that is as natural as breathing.

Yes, you have to work to bring your consciousness to that point. But that is the challenge of the physical plane – to be able to overcome its false restrictions and move beyond them and allow your being to flow gently with the current of light and love and peace and happiness.

A Thin Veil, Rather Than a Great Divide

It is such a thin veil that separates the physical plane from the spiritual, but it seems like such a great divide to you while you are on earth. If you could remove yourself only a small bit from your physical “reality,” you, too, would be amused at your struggles. To observe yourself would be like watching a movie of yourself in a past situation of difficulty during which you had no idea how to proceed. As you view it, you understand in retrospect what the factors were that contributed to your confusion and distress, and you can see how easily it all could have been resolved with a proper perspective and understanding.

About the Author

In Lessons from the Source: A Spiritual Guidebook for Navigating Life’s Journey, Jack Armstrong shares, for the first time, remarkable channeled spiritual teachings he received over a 30 year period, but had kept entirely to himself.

December 15, 2009
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How Psychology has De-Souled the World

by Dr. Matthew Anderson 07/08/2008

As a minister, I have always had great interest in soul. As a child, I was told that my soul needed to be saved. I took that message to heart and though I expanded and deepened my idea of what soul meant and means, I never lost my belief in its central importance to my life. Therefore, I want to continue my series of articles on the subject of soul by focusing on how it has been treated by the “new religion” of psychology. (More about “new religion” in later articles.)

When making radical claims, it is best to begin by quoting an expert. Here is a statement by Dr. James Hillman, author of 50 books and renowned Jungian analyst (Re-Visioning Psychology, 1974).

“Psychology, whose very name and title derives from soul, (psyche), has stopped soul from appearing in any place but where it is sanctioned by this modern world view….Psychology does not even use the word soul: a person is referred to as a self or an ego. Both the world out there and in here have gone through the same process of depersonalization. We have all been de-souled….and so we must free the vision of the psyche (soul) from the narrow biases of modern psychology.”

My own interpretation of what Hillman is saying is that modern psychology has become a victim of materialism and scientism — and has invalidated the appearance and experience of soul. By reducing all phenomena to physicality (brain waves, neurons, etc.) psychology has gutted soul of all its spiritual meaning and power, and made it the property of the ego.

How does this psychological de-souling of the world affect each of us? To de-soul the world makes this universe a place of dead matter. It takes away our belief in and connection to Divine Presence in every area of our lives. Love, the most powerful and life-transforming of all Divine attributes is reduced to chemistry. Dreams, for millennia a source of Divine guidance and healing, become the brain’s reactions to activities of the prior day. Synchronicity (the meaningful, non-rational connection of special events) is downgraded and ultimately trivialized to coincidence.

In spiritual reality (which I believe is essential to healthy lives), soul draws us to love, to the wisdom of dreams, and to an awareness that all that happens to us has meaning and purpose.

We are not merely rats rushing through a maze, as we all learned in Psychology 101 in college. We are soul-filled and led beings who are here on a soul’s journey to growth, full expression of our gifts, and a celebrative acknowledgment of the wonder of life.

How can you resist the de-souled perception of life and find soul-filled meaning in all that you do? A thorough answer to this question would take an entire series of books. However, you can begin with this simple advice: Look for soul and trust it when you find it.

Soul will appear when you open your mind and heart to its presence. It always has and always will. That is the most soulful truth I can imagine.

This article appears courtesy of Early to Rise’s Total Health Breakthroughs which offers alternative health solutions for mind, body and soul.

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