Harnessing the Power of Karma

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Karma is something that we hear about very often when relating to many eastern religions, including Buddhism and Hinduism. Karma is a principle that addresses the concept of cause and effect. What we do and think today affects our lives tomorrow. It can be visualized as a series of falling dominos. Each and every thing we do, say, and think causes a ripple that changes everything around us.

Karma is often associated in bad terms. People often say, when bad things happen, that it was Karma. But also all the good things in our lives are also a result of this wonderful principle.

The Law of Attraction is a component of Karma. What we think and feel will materialize into our lives, whether this comes from good or bad thoughts is up to us. This is a very empowering teaching that allows us to fully take the reigns of our destiny and create the life that we want to have for ourselves. If we are stuck in a situation that we do not want, all we must do is change our thoughts to change our lives.

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The Ripple Effect of Prayer

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Everyday we hear of people who are suffering and in need of help.  It is a natural human response to want to assist others in overcoming whatever difficulty they are facing. Prayer is one of the first things to come to mind, for a spiritually-minded person.  Whether a prayer request is given in a church, or we decide on our own to pray for someone we care about, people believe in the power of prayer to overcome difficult situations.

There is no ailment or condition that is impossible with God. The universal energy that surrounds us and flows through us is easily capable of changing any circumstance, however, the change is determined by the thoughts that we think and the way we feel.  How does this pertain to prayer?  No amount of prayer will help someone, if they are not working on their condition for themselves, from within. Our job is not to change God’s mind, but to allow the spirit of God to flow through us. We are all responsible for every situation in our lives. Any adverse circumstance we have comes from us not allowing the uplifting essence of the universe into our lives.  We block the flow by focusing our energies on the things we don’t want and feeling emotions that don’t uplift our own being. The experiences we have today are a direct result of the thoughts and feelings that we had yesterday. Continue reading

Hearing the voice of God

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Within our own consciousness, we have two distinct voices that we have the choice of listening to. One comes from our Higher Self, the God-within.  This is the voice that speaks love, encouragement, and joy.  When we are living from this state of being we are naturally kind to one another, and to ourselves.  All motivation from this state is simply love.

The other voice that we have the choice of hearing is our Lower Self. This is the voice that some religions have labeled as the devil, or the tempter.  This is the voice that finds its motivation in fear. The lower self tells us that we don’t have enough, that others are against us, and that we must work hard and strive through life. This is the voice of Ego. Continue reading

What is God?

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I think one of the first things I need to do is explain is what I mean when I say “God.”  I am not referring to an old man in the sky with a beard, who judges us for every deed we do, right or wrong.  I believe this is a human construct of what God is. This view of God comes from us making It in our image, rather than understanding we are made in Its image.

God is neither male nor female, It is spirit.  God is the ultimate stream of consciousness that is within all things.  It is love, joy, peace, health, prosperity: everything that is good and positive in our lives. You experience God every time you smile, do good things for others, and receive good things.  You are also experiencing God when others do good, positive things for you.  God is an invisible energy force that is always present.  God is not: judgmental, angry, nor does It care what we do.  It isn’t loving, kind, or joyful; God IS Love, Kindness, and Joy.  When we connect to these traits and express them, we ARE God. We are the method by which God expresses itself into the world; when we connect to It, all things in our lives work. Because by feeling and expressing the traits of God we are connecting to that which is inside all things and draws all good things out. God is the energy that brings our good to us through what we think and feel. This is how we communicate and experience our Source. Continue reading

Change is our tool for infinite good!

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For those of us who face negative circumstances in our lives, or even conditions that we LIKE, I think it is very important to remember that nothing in our lives will ever remain the same.  Things are always changing. However, we have the choice on how things will change. If we are happy with the way our lives currently are, then we should expect and plan for things to get even better!  If we are not happy with our lives, then we can have hope that we can turn our lives around.

Things are always growing, improving, and becoming a more true expression of God’s ultimate plan for your life, if you believe and focus on the positive side of live. Those of us who are constantly focusing on the negative “what ifs” and always dwelling on what’s wrong with our lives, are going to continue to live in a loop of repeating negative patterns, and ultimately make the conditions of our lives either worse, or bring about no positive change. Continue reading