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Still Weekend

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I just came back from the Still Mind Weekend in Windyville, Missouri.  It was fantastic.  I didn’t want to come back. . . mostly because I didn’t want to deal with the odds and ends that were waiting for me back at home.  But I realized 2 things with that thought: 1. I need to honor my entire existence, including the physical (Can’t avoid it!).  2. All this stuff is really not a big deal in the whole picture of existence, anyway (so no point in freaking out about it).

I got my 4th intuitive report in the last 5 months.  I really did not intend to get that many reports this year (and at once!).  I just wanted the Creative Mind report and the Dharma report this year.  Buuuut I jumped on the Meditation report when it moved weekends — I’d really been wanting that one.  And I really wanted to get another Health Analysis report in solidarity with my metaphysics students who were getting theirs. (Great decision.)  I’m glad it worked out this way because all 4 have been connected and have helped me understand myself better and my purpose this lifetime.

So, in a nutshell, I need to be with people, and I need to help people.  This idea was cemented for me when I listened to all 11 of my intuitive reports back-to-back on the ride back from WindyvilleMy first past life profile from my earlier lessons says: “This one needs to aid others in the way that this one has been aided.” And all 4 of my recent intuitive reports mention people.  My Creative Mind report says that I open my creative mind when I emulate others.  My Dharma report says that I need to understand, respect, and appreciate others’ kharma — what they are working on in this lifetime.  My health analysis says that I need to share my imaginative visions with others while having a healthy respect for others’ thoughts, ideas, and gifts.  And my Meditation report says that I need to better understand influence — how it affects me and others — and to use it in leadership and for understanding, for the good of all concerned.

It is then no wonder that I get out of my mental slumps when I get out of the house and am around people.  It is no wonder that I LOVE teaching metaphysics and enjoy helping my tutoring students.  When I get wrapped up in my own thoughts I am in ego and conscious mind.  When I am with others I reconnect with subconscious and superconscious mind.   I suspect that the plan tucked away in my superconscious mind is basically about serving others to the benefit of humanity.  My last report says I’ve already been putting things in place for the work I’m to do.  I am in a service field: tutoring and teaching.  I have expanded my volunteer work in the School of Metaphysics (teaching, lecturing, attending events, becoming the director-in-training).  And I intend to serve through media, too, by continuing to blog and to start writing inspirational children’s stories.

A lot of what we talk about in the school comes down to purpose.  Why are we doing what we’re doing?  My answer: serving others for the good of all concerned.

Sending you all love, joy, and renewed insight into your purpose for this lifetime! ❤

Image of the World Headquarters in Windyville, Missouri (www.som.org), location of the Still Mind Weekend.

Angel Numbers 1’s and 5’s and Blissful Meditation

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I noticed the 1’s and 5’s combination recently, and today I noticed it, and then I realized today’s date had lots of 1’s and 5’s.  I didn’t give it too much attention, but then I noticed that the address of the tutoring center where I work is 1510.  I figured. . .  this probably means something, even though I come here all of the time, and the date happens to match — I’ll look it up later.  Then, as I drove to my next tutoring lesson, I happened to look down, and the license plate in front of me had 1515.  Time to look it up now!  If something feels different, synchronistic, look into it!  Look into it!  Your attention is drawn to that something from either your inner you or a higher being.  You can brush it off and ignore it or you can take a closer look and learn something new!

Here is the message from 1’s and 5’s:

The combination of 1’s and 5’s is a message from your angels that your thoughts and ideas are creating and bringing about much needed changes in your life. The combination of the energies of 1 and 5 tells of finding new and different ways to do new things and a new-found sense of personal freedom. The angels support you in your endeavours.

1’s and 5’s is a message from your angels to focus and work towards the results you desire as they will come to fruition in due course. There may some changes necessary to ensure that all goes according to plan, but your angels will see to it that these changes are made.

You are advised to continue steering your thoughts towards your desired direction or pathway. If the changes you see forthcoming are not what you want, be aware that you are able to stop or alter them by modifying your thoughts and focal point.

Pretty awesome! Better than the double and triple sixes that I’ve tended to get, although they do still pop up sometimes. . .

Today’s Meditation

Today when I meditated, I prayed for the spiritual growth of all of our Bolingbrook School of Metaphysics students.  After this, I brought the image of each face to my mind, and I noticed that as I did this, my vision started to go darker and I was already sinking deeper.  I made sure I finished imaging each student, and even the future student’s of Sherwin’s new class on Tuesday, but then I quickly allowed myself to fall into wherever I was going.  I’m not really sure what I experienced, but I was in blissful peace by the time I was done, and my mind was a lot stiller than it normally had been during meditation.

It is becoming more and more clear to me that I have a duty to do.  I am not here for myself.  I am here for others.  Yes, I need to work on myself and advance myself, but the universe seems to be overly supportive and accommodating when I am more focused on others.  Even in one of my intuitive reports, my response to the question:  “How can I increase my self-value?” was “Through valuable acts.”

I can be very, very hard on myself.  I know this.  I need to change.  And I hope the health analysis that I get in the next day or two has some insight for this.  At the same time, I think my inner urge is strong.  My higher self has work that needs to be done and is pushing me to get on board, to get to it.  The more I focus on God/the source and on the highest good — the better the quality of my life.  I will do the best I can.

Love, joy, and blessings to you all. ❤

All Is One, Monitoring Energy, and A Little About Dreams

On Oneness . . .

A lot of synchronicities lately.  I think that’s a good sign.  Yesterday I mentioned that some of the things on my 10 Most Wanted List came up.  Today it was songs and prayers.  Last week an old protection prayer popped into my head.  My mom had given it to me on a small laminated card:

The Light of God Surrounds Me

The Love of God Enfolds Me

The Power of God Protects Me

The Presence of God Watches Over Me

Wherever I am, God Is.

I shared this prayer with my students in class Tuesday night.  5 days later this is the prayer said at the Dupage Spiritual Center service that I came to from Meetup.  In this same service we sang the peace song “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” which one of my students tonight that she wants to include in the Spiritual Ethics course that she will be teaching.

Energy Ups and Downs

I’m fascinated lately by the progression of my energy level.  My energy seems to be affected by the foods that I eat.  Heavy amounts of sugar, bread, and meat can have debilitating effects on me.  I can become completely unmotivated, lethargic, and ornery.  I’ve also noticed my thoughts and environment have a huge effect on my energy.  At this moment it is 11:30pm, and I am beginning to feel a little tired.  Earlier today I felt the need to take a 15-minute nap on the floor.  One hour after this I was up and running.   I am motivated by purpose.  I am motivated by fulfilling a need.  I am motivated by places of love, devotion, and service.  I can’t wait to get my intuitive health analysis report.  We’re bringing it in this weekend, and I will hopefully have it back in the next few weeks.

Dream A Little Dream

I don’t remember much about my dreams this morning.  But I do remember one part: I was hugging two different men.  The first hug wasn’t a big deal.  But during the second hug I said to the guy: “Why do you have to be so hot?”  I had some kind of inkling in the back of my mind that I couldn’t be with this guy (maybe that I was attached to someone else?)  I’m not quite sure what part of me he represents.  Something subconscious and attractive — but seemingly out of my reach!  I think this means I need to continue to try to know myself better.  I still have a lot of unconscious thoughts that I need to bring to the surface.

I just want to add to this that I was reminded today that I am really happy with my life.  I feel really, truly blessed.  And the more that I focus on the things that really matter in this life, the even happier and fulfilled I know I’ll become.

I send you light and love. ❤

Abundance Mentality

ID-100150963A friend recently told me that money is an illusion.  It struck me funny.  What does that really mean? But I knew there was truth to it, and so I held onto it; I saved it for further contemplation.

I have discovered that the more I try to tightly control my finances, the more I get smacked by crazy expenses out of left field!  It is SO completely “coincidentally” connected sometimes, that I’m deciding to do something about it.  I’m going to release my attachment to control of money.  I’m going to trust in the Law of Abundance.

I am not going to suddenly entirely stop caring about money.  I’m going to continue to expect to be paid what I’m worth (and I still have much recognition to go!) And I do have “Pay the Bills” on my 10 Most Wanted list.  I’m going to live in the world, and I’m not going to become careless/lazy.  But I’m realizing — that’s all I really want and need with money — to pay the bills,  to continue to function, to meet my needs.  Anything else I desire at any time can be added to my 10 Most Wanted List as it arises.  I don’t need to have a certain amount of money in my checking or savings.  I need to know that I can continue to function and go on with my work in this world.  And the universe keeps affirming this OVER and OVER.  Angel number sightings and card readings repeatedly tell me: “Chill out!  You have everything you need. And we’ll help you.  We love you.  No worrying.  Keep following your plan. Keep doing the work.”

So, that’s what I’m going to do.  I’m going to keep doing the work.  I’m going to keep working on the connection with my inner Self, keep my physical self happy and healthy, embrace creation and the development of my passions, and serve for the good of all concerned.

May the universe continue to encourage and guide me and all of you! ❤

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Thankfulness: Heavenly Angels and Earthly Angels

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I feel so incredibly blessed this morning.  My goal is to feel this way at all times — so centered within myself that I exist in a constant state of bliss. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

The morning started with some dark clouds and the threat of rain.  I hoped for rain, actually; I anticipated the cleansing effects, physically, spiritually, mentally.  Now the sun creeps through the clouds — just as welcome a sight!

I know that I have all that I could ever need, and that my needs are always provided for.  Going forward, I wish to focus on these three ideas/affirmations:

  1.  I am abundant; there is always a silver lining; things always work out for me.
  2.  Emotional discomfort is as much a blessing as emotional peace — it signals an opportunity to push myself, to grow.
  3. I am growing and accomplishing wonderful new things every day!

Today I am particularly grateful to my heavenly angels and to my earthly ones (too many to count!).

To my earthly angels:

Thank you for all the “big” and “little” things you’ve done to support and encourage me.  Though I seek to be self-empowered, I know we are interconnected beings, and I see how much I have benefited from your open and loving hearts.  Don’t underestimate the power of your smile, your touch, that positive phrase, that helping hand, and that effort to reach out.  You are making a difference in my life and in the lives of others every day.  I am so grateful for you.  I want to learn to love and serve as you do.

To my heavenly angels:

Thank you for your continuous messages of guidance and comfort.  My most frequent combinations are 1’s/2’s and 4’s/1’s and 1’s/7’s these days.  As always, I turn to my favorite angel site: ANGEL NUMBERS — Joanne Sacred Scribes.

Messages of faith:

1’s and 2’s indicates that your thoughts are like seeds about to sprout. You are asked to ensure that the seeds you sow are of a positive and uplifting nature. 1’s and 2’s combined are a sign that things will go in your desired direction when you stay on a positive path. The message is to live with faith and trust.

Guidance on my choices:

1’s and 4’s indicate that the angels are emphasizing strongly that you remain aware of your thoughts and intentions at the moment. The angels counsel you to make a special wish as you are now in a position where you are able to manifest your thoughts. You are asked to ensure that your desires are for the highest good, as the old adage ‘careful what you wish for as you just may get it’ is relevant here.

Encouragement:

The 1 and 7 combination is a message that you are doing a great job and are to be commended for your efforts. You are on the right path in your life, so keep going along in this vain. The number combination of 1 and 7 is a sign that you have chosen your thoughts and actions well. You are reminded also that the emotion and attitude of ‘gratitude’ will speed the process of your manifestations, so remember to be thankful for all that the Universe provides.

Creation begins with gratitude!  I’ll remember to be grateful today and every day!  Thank you!!

 

 

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Thankful Thursday: Job Thankfulness

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When I was young my mom used to tell me that instead of asking God for something, you thank God for it, as if it has already been given to you.  My sister recently seconded that concept, applying it to angels, based on her studies of Kyle Gray, the angel communicator.  So, here is my most recent job version of my 10 Most Wanted, dedicated to thankfulness:

God and angels,

1. I thank you for my job (s) that allow me to pay my bills, pay my mortgage, give to charity, pay for school, and take care of my needs and wants.

2. I thank you for my job(s) that allow me free weekends and time for activities and writing.  (Ideally within the hours of 9am-4pm so that I can get my exercises done in the morning and have dinner with Brian before my nightly activities.)

3. I thank you for the fulfillment , fun, and excitement I have with my job.  I thank you for the opportunities for learning, service, and following my life purpose.

4. I thank you for the ideas I’m free to share and that are accepted and my opportunities to create.

5. I thank you for a job that’s close to home.

6. I thank you for wonderful, supportive coworkers.

7. I thank you for a job that has a lot of flexibility, variety, mobility (physical), and access to sunlight.

8. I thank you for a a job that allows me to interact with and assist others, also allowing me to use my Spanish.

9. I thank you for a job that gives me an excuse to travel.

10. I thank you for a job that makes a difference in an organization  (or with individuals) with integrity.

I am grateful for the wonderful opportunity and experience that you have helped me to create! ❤

One-Ness Weekend: No Phone? Extra Time?

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My word for the day was “oneness.”  I don’t know if I focused on it as much as I’d have liked.  Had a bit of a Zen moment when waiting for a tutoring appointment, though.  Did my concentration activity and then sat and enjoyed nature.  Felt very one with everything.

Today I left my phone at home.  I’ve often wondered what would happen if I didn’t have a phone.  Now I know.  Life goes on.  You make do.  There were a few times I wanted to communicate with people.  I wasn’t able to call a tutoring student about a no-show.  I wasn’t able to check in with Brian, as I normally do during the day.  But it was fine.  I took care of both of those later, and everything went on as normal.  And it was actually pretty freeing knowing that I was cut off from my communication device.  I think I was a little more present-minded.

I have discovered that a “balanced schedule”, as listed on my current 10 Most Wanted List,  actually requires a delicate balance.  When I have completely packed my schedule, I get anxious and frustrated, feeling overstimulated and resentful.  However, when I have a big block of free time, I also fall to pieces, losing momentum and motivation and not getting anything done.  So, basically, I think I just need to be scheduled in everything — even my free time.  Like: From 1pm to 2pm I will sit and just be.  From 2pm to 3pm I will attend the Health Meetup.  Etc.  That’s what I’m thinking, anyway.

I have also discovered that I don’t mind service, — helping people — if I’m given enough notice.  I think a week’s notice.  And if it doesn’t take up  almost every day of my week.  Each week I have a vision of the week in mind, and it locks into my mind.  Sometimes I have times locked in, too.  So, if I’m expecting something to last a certain amount of time, and people ask me for help with something afterward, I withdraw and become resentful.  I also find that if I have a “free” day  — which means I don’t have an out-of-the-house engagement (but inevitably have plenty I want to get done at home that day) — and someone asks for a commitment to something, I again become resentful.

I think the best solution for this again is to schedule that “free time.”  Schedule in a date for laundry, for writing, for a home-cooked dinner, etc.  And not feel guilty about it.

Neither guilt nor resentment will help me in my soul progression. 

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