If January feels like it’s speeding by, if our life is feeling a lot like “here it comes, there it goes” since the holidays, a good way to mentally slow our life down is by synchronizing with the rhythm of appreciation. We can take the opportunity each moment offers us to be still and notice the richness of life while it’s happening. We probably all remember how time seemed to go so slow when we were children. It seemed to take forever for summer to come or Christmas morning to arrive. Time may seem to move more slowly for children because there is not as much past in their life to distract them from finding joy in the here and now. And, there’s not enough worry and anxiety about the future to keep them from focusing on life right where they are, which is another reason for us to become more like a child.
But, if we want yet another reason to pay more attention to our life as it’s happening, astronomers have empirical evidence that the Universe is expanding at a faster rate than ever before and the Earth is spinning faster than it ever has before within It. The twenty-eight fasted days ever recorded on Earth occurred in 2020. Scientists who measure the speed of the Earth’s rotation think 2021 may be even faster, i.e., that 2021 may not only seem like a very short year, according to the atomic clock it actually will be shorter in time and space! Which is all the more reason for us to pause in the moments of our life, to stop and smell the roses so to speak. Such practice will help us to snap out of a mind that is set on automatic pilot that causes us to live in the world without feeling alive while we’re in it.
Abraham-Hicks tells us, “If you are not finding pleasure in the here and now, you’re not doing it right! You are bringing too much of the past or too much of the future into the now and you are messing up your vibration.” Our non-physical spiritual vibration naturally resonates with the dancing, pulsating energies of the Universe that occur in the here and now. We experience our natural state of being when our mind is present right where we are, in the here and now, so that we can feel joy, appreciation and gratitude for life as we’re living it. Each time we are aware we’re alive and appreciate that we are, we bring Positive Energy into the experience we’re having that deepens our awareness of the goodness of life in that moment.
Dennis Merritt Jones wrote, “Minding the Altitude of Your Attitude is a Wise Thing to Do.” Paying attention to our life as it’s happening, as if that moment is the most precious moment there is (and it is), draws into our life more we can enjoy paying attention to because attention and appreciation aligns us with the Universal Source Energy of Love and the Being of Love we are in It. If we want to experience the power we have been given to create a life we enjoy living while we are in the world, we’ve got to wake up to our life as it’s happening. Otherwise we may find our Earth life is over and we’ve been too groggy to enjoy it!
We read in The Science of Mind, “We know that man’s life in reality is spiritual and mental.” We are Spiritual-Vibrational Beings right now. Our being immersed in this human experience hasn’t changed anything true about us. In Truth we’ve never sinned. In Truth we’ve never lost our innocence, though we may wonder from time-to-time where we put it! All that shame is a waste of our greatness. We remain even now a miracle of creation. A Course of Love tells us that we are the “Thought of Love in form.” And, because we remain inseparable from the Spiritual-Vibrational Universe Love Created with us us in Mind, there are no limits to the happiness we can draw to us in form, expression and experience while we’re here in these human forms. There is no shortage of the beauty, joy, peace, health and love we can attract into our life through the vibration of the thoughts we emit. That’s why we don’t want to mess up our vibration!
We read these words of Jesus in the Book of Matthew, “Therefore I tell you, everything you pray and ask for, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.” All that is required of us is to believe with ease in Answered Prayer, to believe we’ve already received permission by the Holy Giver of All Good to receive our good. Many of us may have come to believe that we’re being tested in life with a curriculum that’s hard or impossible to figure out, much less ace. We may have learned from others that trial and tribulation are the Will of God, part of His Divine plan. And that there can be no gain without pain. That belief is so ingrained in the human mind that we build monuments to those who’ve overcome the greatest hardships or died trying. We tell our stories of struggle as if talking about them enough will make them a bestseller! But if the Universe always answer “yes” to whatever we ask for, could it be the only struggle for us is how soon we’ll allow our good into our life.
There’s a term, “bada bing, bada boom” that most of us are familiar with. The Urban Slang Dictionary tells us that it can be used in place of “never mind the details” or “voila.” The New English Dictionary adds that it can also be used to emphasize something regarded as “effortlessly achieved.” Abraham-Hicks tells us, “When you believe something is hard, the universe demonstrates the difficulty. When believe something is easy, the universe demonstrates the ease.” If we want to know what we believe, all we need to do is ask our self: “Does life seem hard or easy to me? Am I struggling with my health, relationships, finances, or any area of my life?” Nothing is too difficult for a Universe of Unlimited Creative Energy to manifest for us. We could say that It always responds to our desires with a “bada bing, bada boom, no problem!”
Shakespeare wrote in his play, Julius Caesar, “The fault, dear Brutus, lies not within the stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” How often do we walk through our day as the powerful Spiritual Beings we are, confident that the Universe has our back? How often instead do we ask for things we don’t believe we can have? Writer and film producer, Darryl Anka, said, “Everything is energy. That’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” It’s easy for us to believe that no matter how solid something appears to be, that it is actually made up of atoms and subatomic particles we can’t see. But when it comes to the Pure Positive Energy of the Universe that responds to vibrational frequency, we act as if the frequency of what we think doesn’t exist or doesn’t matter.
For example, we may ask through prayer for healing of our physical body or healing for someone else, but believe that the healing will be difficult or impossible. In this way our mental vibration doesn’t match the frequency of reality that would bring about a healing. Doubt messes up our vibration and makes healing appear hard. We read in The Science of Mind, “Never say: This disease is hard to heal while another is easy.” There is no difference in a healing of Covid or a cold. It’s our fearful doubt that changes the frequency of our energy and causes a healing to be hard or impossible. As we know, a belief is a thought we continue think. If we ask for a loving relationship but continue to think we’re unlovable, if we ask for increase in our financial flow but continue to believe we’re unworthy, our energy is split between what we want and what we believe we can have. The vibration of the resistant thoughts we’re emitting doesn’t match what we’re asking for. In the same way a radio tuner must be set to match the frequency of the broadcasting station we want to hear, the vibrational frequency of our thoughts must match the frequency of our desire.
Abraham-Hicks tells us that we’re not responsible for manifesting. Our responsibility is to create the mental-vibrational environment that allows the manifestation to come into our experience. How we look at life creates a vibrational environment that allows what we want to become our reality, or it keeps it away. Life is only as easy as we allow it to be. If we believe God is love and God loves us, if we believe the Universe is always conspiring to bring our good to us, our good will come easily to us. And, if we don’t believe that’s true, we’ll continue to struggle through. We can choose to think only of our good, and want good for others, and the frequency we emit will match the frequency of the reality we want. And then, bada bing, bada boom, it’s ours. It can be no other way.
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We are looking at the number “1” in this designated Year 2021 as a cause to pause. Because it seems to abruptly stop at the end rather than going round and round like those two zeros did last year that as the year progressed began to look more like hamster wheels, the “1” in 2021 seems to say to us as we look at it and write it, “Stop a moment, pause from living life on automatic pilot. Be aware of what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling right now. Snap out of those habitual thought patterns about yourself and life that are keeping you mentally going round and round, repeating the same old thoughts in mind and getting the same old results in life.
Thich Nhat Hahn wrote, “It is only when we stop that we can encounter life. When we stop, body and mind can reunite. Then we can experience their oneness.” Often our body can be doing one thing and our mind can be off thinking about something else as if our body and mind don’t belong to each other and can actually live without each other in this Earth life. When we’re not paying attention to the present moment, when our thoughts are off in past or have taken flight into the future; when we don’t consciously unite our body and mind as one happening, we miss our life as it’s happening. Life can only happen in the moment it is happening, which is always now. It’s our awareness that we are where we are that allows us to experience the power of who we are in the moments of our life.
When we stop for a moment and “encounter life,” we become aware of our self. We realize what we’re thinking in that moment is affecting how we’re feeling about our self in life that moment—confident or doubtful, calm or anxious, peaceful or angry. When we truly encounter our life as it’s happening in present moment we feel more alive, more alert to what’s going on right where we are, and more awake to the fact that we exist. When we encounter now, if only for a brief moment, we realize that it is a miracle we are at all! We notice we can individually think for our self whatever we choose to think for our self, and no one can stop us! Taking a moment to stop and be fully present right where we are is a powerful thing.
That attention-getting “1” in 2021 can remind us to stop and remember “the one” we truly are—an individualized expression of God in form filled with the Creative Power of Divine Energy and the freedom to use It. We read in The Science of Mind, “Individuality cannot be automatically produced. It must be free spirited and unconstrained with the ability to think as it chooses, and backed by a power to produce those choices.” We can use 2021’s call to take a pause to encourage us to check in to see if we are thinking individually, spiritually and powerfully while we’re immersed in this human experience.
Being alive, alert and awake to our moment to moment existence, and being enthusiastic about being our self in life causes us to “rise” spiritually. Enthusiasm is the catalyst that lifts us into that high vibration of creation that draws our good to us—good health, positive encounters with others, happy relationships, abundant financial flow, and all that feels good to us. Abraham-Hicks tells us, “Every time you praise something, every time you appreciate something, every time you feel good about something, you’re telling the Universe, ‘More of this please. More of this, please.’ ” If we want to draw to us a life we want to experience more of, it’s not enough to say “no more of this please.” In fact, it’s counter-creative to try to wish away what we don’t want. We have to focus with enthusiasm on what we want to experience more often.
When our thoughts go round and round like they’re on a hamster wheel, we’re unaware of what we’re thinking and the power of our thoughts as we think them. And, since we don’t know what we’re thinking, we let old attitudes automatically decide what we think about a current situation. We can be easily influenced by others and what they’re think about the situation. We may adopt certain behaviors and make different decisions than we would if we were alert and awake to our power to think individually. The appearance of mob mentality and the resultant behaviors we witnessed at our nation’s Capitol last week were very much like the episodes of “tarantism” that broke out between the 11th and18th centuries in the province of Taranto in southern Italy. Back then people who believed they’d been bitten by a tarantula began to dance hysterically until they were “cured” by a special type of music featuring a tambourine. But there was no evidence that the people affected had actually been bitten. And, even if they had, the result would not have been a frantic dance or musical cure. While being bitten by a tarantula may cause some pain, it isn’t going to cause the one who’s bitten to go into a dancing frenzy, unless that one believes that it will! In The Science of Mind we read, “Thought is the most subtle of all the forces which we know anything about, but few understand what a tremendous power it has either for good or for ill. To learn how to control one’s thought means knowing how to control one’s body and destiny.” When we don’t pause to consider our individual freedom to choose our thoughts, automatic habits of thought that are often based on fear take over our words and actions as if we have no choice. It’s only as we awaken to our individual spiritual privilege to think for our self, and stay alert to what is influencing our thinking, our holy mind or the world at large, that we begin to experience the powerful spiritual nature of who we truly are.
No matter what may seem to be in this physical world we see, because there is more to us and the world than can be viewed with the physical eye, any moment we choose to we can turn to the non-physical Power of our spirituality, which has no set boundaries or limitations, and with no effort to try to get rid of what we don’t want to see, we can create the good we want to see more of in the world. No matter what anyone else is saying or doing, no matter how anyone else is behaving or reacting to what’s going on, and no matter how anyone else thinks we should react,
we are free to stop and decide for our self how we will view, and respond to, anything that arises in this world. For example, we are free to decide for our self how we will view a disease we can see with our eyes, whether it is in our own body or threatening to invade it. We are free to decide how we’ll meet and greet the chronological number of our years, no matter what anyone tells us we’re too old to do! We are free to choose how we’ll respond to the behaviors of others towards us, or in world, with good choices in alignment with Love or choices completely out of whack with anything close to Love.
If we’re waiting to see punishment take place before we let go of our anger and disgust at the behaviors of others, then while we’re waiting every time we disparage something, every time we depreciate something, and every time we feel mad about something we’re saying to the Universe, “more of this please.” What we’re thinking about in every moment is a conversation we’re having with the Universe. Anita Moorjani wrote, “Take what makes you angry about the world and flip it around and ask, ‘What would I rather see instead?’ ” It is as we realize there is more to us than meets the eye, even while we’re looking at the images our eye meets, that we begin to awaken to the Spiritual Truth that no matter what appears be going on in the world, we can decide what we’d rather see instead, and when we do our choice is backed by a power to produce it.
In The Science of Mind we read, “Say within yourself, ‘As I let fall the forms of my thought they are operated upon by Principles I believe.’ This is the Law of God, the law of man, and the Law of the Universe.” We need to trust the process of sequential spiritual unfoldment rather than trying to push it along with our need to see a certain outcome. Everyone reaps what they sow. There are no exceptions or those who hold “worldly privilege” that allows them to avoid the Law of God, the law of man, or the Law of the Universe. Every living being is a spiritual being out-picturing in this world as a human being. It is vital for us to pause and remember that God is the source of all reality, and is present even within the illusions we see. Not one of us lives as a separate human being even if we’re unaware we are a spiritual being. What we see is not all we get even when we’re unwilling to receive more. Because we are One with all Life, and One Life together, who we choose to be individually in the world, and how we choose to respond and react individually, is a spiritual responsibility. Every moment is an opportunity for us to utilize our freedom to live that moment without fear, blame, drama, or hysteria. Every moment is an opportunity to make good choices in alignment with Love. And, every moment we don’t is a lost opportunity to experience the Holy Divine Being of Love that we are.
Our spiritual awareness rises as we stop as many times as we can just to be in awe of our existence. That we are able to think for our self, and that what we choose to think is backed by a power to produce our choice, is a miracle. That we live in a Universe that responds to us is beyond amazing! It up to each of us to take a stand individually, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally for what we want more of in the world. It’s only in moments of inner reflection and self-wonder that we can live deliberately and intentionally as creators in our life. If we’re going to know the One we are created be, we must choose to live consciously—to be alive without restriction, alert without distraction, awake without limitation, and enthusiastic without condition.
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The world has changed chronologically into the Year 2021. Beyond a change in the calendar, any change we may or may not feel in this new year is up to us. A new year isn’t magic. Change is always up to us. 2021 is only separated from last year by one little old number. But how we feel about that number can be important because if we feel positive when we write it, each time we write it, the writing of it will subconsciously raise our mental-emotion vibration. Have we started looking at the number 2021 to try to get a feel for it? If so, you might have noticed that it certainly doesn’t look as symmetrically pleasing as the number 2020. It seems to abruptly stop at the number one rather than flowing round and round like those two nice zeros did last year. 2020 appeared to be so balanced, which goes to show we can’t judge anything according to appearances!
A colleague found a way to enjoy writing the year 2021. He said, “Remember the One in 2021.” It seems a wonderful way to embrace this year’s designated number more spiritually, to focus on that attention-getting “one” in the number 2021 and use it as a reminder of the One we truly are, and as a symbol of encouragement to express our self in a new, more spiritually powerful way this year. We can also let it to remind us of One we are together, the people of Earth created to create together all that is beautiful, good and holy from the Love that joins us as One. Love inspires and guides us into kinder, more compassionate thoughts, words and actions toward each other and the Earth, Itself. We’re only going be able to live together in peace and harmony by freeing our self from the fear of loving each other as fully as we can. Not everyone will love us back, but that’s not the point. The spiritual teacher, Osho, said, “Love is born with you; it is your intrinsic quality. All that is needed is to give it a way, to make a passage for it, to let it flow.” Even though a new year isn’t magic, it does offer a symbol of newness, blank pages, as many have said, upon which we have the opportunity to write a whole new chapter in our life. Why rewrite yesterday’s chapters when we can decide this is going to be our best year yet? And, since it’s the only year we have to work with, we might as well decide it’s going to be.
How are you feeling about what you’ve written so far in your Book of Life on Earth for this yea? Even though there are just a few pages so far, are they filled with happy, enthusiastic ideas of what this year may become for you? Or are they simply filled with thoughts of relief that 2020 is finally over! We can all be of good cheer that we survived the year, but we’re created to thrive, not just survive. It’s not powerful enough to create something new simply by saying, “Praise Lord and alleluia, things could have been worse in 2020.” Thoughts of having been fortunate enough to have flown under the radar of impending disease and doom, and ideas based on self-protection and just getting through don’t carry the powerful high vibrations that create joyously new experiences for us. The word “Alleluia” carries a high vibration because it means “a song of praise to God.” And, since God is Love, Alleluia also means a song of praise to Love. We could say Alleluia is a Love Song.
A friend said the other day, “My resolution this year is not to make any resolutions, but instead to go withe the flow and make good choices that are in alignment with Love.” Every time we choose not to judge, we are in alignment with Love. Every time we choose to forgive, we are in alignment with Love. Every time we choose kindness, helpfulness, compassion, and understanding, we are in alignment with Love. Every time we make good choices that are in alignment with Love, since there is no higher vibration in the Universe than Love, we raise our praise to God and meet God’s Love for us and all of creation. In The Way of the Heart we read, “You are here to remember that you are the thought of Love in form. You are here to remember that you are one with God, that God is the source of your reality.” Love is the most powerful vibration in the Universe. It makes the world go round because Love made world and us in it.
The attraction-action the Law of Attraction that governs the Universe in which live, and therefore governs us too, is all about vibration. Everything within the Universe, and everything within us and every being, is vibrational. Our thoughts, ideas, moods, and attitudes carry a vibration, and we draw to us whatever vibration matches ours, whether we want to or not. We could say that every moment of everyday we’re singing some kind of song because the vibrations of our thoughts are like notes we’re sending out into the Universe. Is what we’re sending out in harmony with the Universal Love Song? It’s important to ask our self: “Are my thoughts a song of praise to God or am I singing the proverbial ‘someone done me wrong’ song? Do I have tears in my eyes because my heart overflows with tenderness for all that lives?” Or, to paraphrase a Country song, “Do I have tears in my ears from lying on my back crying over how life mistreats me.”
We can change our tune anytime we choose to, and the good news is we don’t need to go back and release each and every little thing we were displeased about last year in order to raise our praise to the vibrational elevation of positive energy that will help us create something beautifully new in 2021. We can decide to let our displeasure fade away as we focus on all we want to draw to us in this brand new year. Abraham-Hicks reminds us, “If you will take the time to line up your energy, to attune your vibration with the vibration of your desire, nothing can keep it from coming to you.” If we’re finding that this year hasn’t budged an inch as far as change goes, if this year is feeling like “deja vu all over again,” and if we’d like to do something about it so that we can draw something new to us, we need to raise the vibration of our thoughts in praise of our desires. It’s essential for us to begin to love and nurture who we truly desire to be, and decide to be that no matter what’s going on around us. In this way, who we are internally aligned with how we express our self socially. We’re no longer faking it. We feel the bliss of living as our authentic self in the world.
If we choose to praise the good we find in our mind by focusing on it, and sing a love song to the Universe, we will draw our good to us externally. Abraham-Hicks tells us, “It doesn’t matter if you had a negative thought a million times. It’s not going to affect you now unless you think it again. You don’t have to undo those thoughts, you just have to break the pattern of those thoughts.”
There is a blessing in every moment, and we’ll find one if we make it a habit to look for one. Some blessings may be wearing scary disguises, but we don’t need to go back and unmask them in order to be blessed by them. Unseen blessings, when we accept that they are there, bless us just the same. If choose to be grateful for it all, without needing to name names, our vibration will naturally rise to a song of praise to God and all that Love has created.
There is no such thing as a little bit of Love and a lot of Love, anymore than there can be a little bit of God and a lot of God. We can’t be free to be the Love we are if we only love some things, because God is everything. It is going to be up to you and me to internally become the change we want to see externally in the new year. Because if we don’t bring it with us in our mind and heart, if we don’t break the pattern of our negative thoughts, all that will change for us this year is the calendar. And, no matter how much we enjoy writing 2021, it won’t be enough to make all things new. Every moment of this year, no matter how it appears be, will give us an opportunity to make good choices that are in alignment with Love. If we let it, every moment will allow us to experience our freedom to love—no matter who, no matter what—fearlessly and without conditions. Lenape Indian Chief Two Eagles said, “So you want to learn how to Love? It’s easy. Throw some seeds in a field. If the birds eat them, that’s Love. If plants grow to feed you, that’s Love. Your job is merely to love enough to throw the seeds. The outcome is none of your concern.” Let us choose to be the One in the Year 2021 that decides to throw seeds of Love wherever we go.
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