How you get proactive is not as important as that you do!!
The odd thing about inspiration is that it usually comes after, not before, a new journey has started. So go on, break the ice! Put on that tutu, spin a whirly, clutch the sky, and you'll have them quivering in their boots in no time at all.
How you get proactive is not as important as that you do!!
Unfortunately, most oppression comes not from others but from a source we least suspect: ourselves.
Self-oppression is the condition of letting our own negative thoughts and actions restrict us. It is an inside job, a burdening of our spirit by incessant doubt, worry, fear and distraction.
None of us wants to be the cause of our own failure in life - yet most often we are. It is our own inept thinking, our own bad habits that rip the vibrancy from life. We are the ultimate oppressors of our own happiness.
Self-oppression is evident whenever we limit ourselves. We stay home instead of going out because we are too anxious to explore. We procrastinate on an important assignment or exciting new venture because we cannot overcome our uncertainty. We fool ourselves into thinking that things must be perfect before we release our art into the world when the clear reality is we're just too undisciplined to get things done. We lie to ourselves, break our own resolutions, allow our dreams to slide away without grasping at them. Is it not clear to us that we can be our own worst enemy? But we can also be our own saviors. Through the active expression of our genuine nature, and the steady efforts to master our minds and move our lives forward, we can finally, after all this time, experience the freedom and joy that we deserve in life.
Great peace have I who love thy law of nonresistance and nothing shall offend me.
Thou in me art Inspiration, Revelation and Illumination.
Nothing is too good to be true.
Nothing is too wonderful to happen.
Nothing is too good to last.
Your word is God in action.
A Warrior of the Light is always vigilant.
He does not ask anyone else for permission to wield his sword; he simply takes it in his hands. Nor does he waste time explaining his actions; faithful to God's decisions, he gives his answer in what he does.
He looks to either side him and identifies his friends. He looks behind him and identifies his opponents. He is implacable with treachery; but he does not seek revenge; he merely drives away the enemies of his life, never fighting with them any longer than is necessary.
A Warrior does not try to appear one way or the other, he simply is.
How to have more compassion:
- Look for commonalities - Seeing yourself as similar to others increases feelings of compassion. A recent study has shown that something as simple as tapping your fingers to the same rhythm with a stranger increases compassionate behavior.
- Be calm and centered: When we let our mind become fearful in response to someone else's pain, we inhibit the biological systems that enable compassion.
- Encourage cooperation, not competition, even through subtle cues: A study has shown that describing a game as a "Community Game" led players to cooperate and share a reward evenly; describing the same game as a "Wall Street Street Game" made the players more cutthroat and less honest.
- See people as individuals not abstractions. When presented with an appeal from an anti-hunger charity, people were more likely to give money after reading about a starving girl than after reading statistics on starvation -- even when those statistics were combined with the girl's story.
- Don't blame others for their misfortune, when we do this we feel less concern for them.
- Understand that we are capable of making a difference even if just praying for or sending good energy to the person. If we feel powerless we tend to curb our compassion.
- Notice and savor how good it feels to be compassionate.
- Research suggests compassion is contagious, so if you want to help compassion spread, lead by example and start by modeling kindness, particularly to children.
- Curb the ego's tendency to see yourself as superior to others. Research suggests that as people feel a greater sense of status over others, they feel less compassion.
- Hold your own energetic space. When we completely take on other people's suffering as our own, we risk feeling personally distressed, threatened and overwhelmed. In some cases, this can even lead to burnout, apathy or callousness. Instead, be receptive to understanding other people's feelings without adopting those feelings as your own.
The universe is the harmonious produce of one force and one law.
That one force and one law is God.
If God is directable by people, all power is given them.
The only tip you need is this: say half of what you had planned, and with twice the confidence! At worst they'll say you were too intense, and every fucking person in the room will remember your name afterward.
William Shakespeare put it this way: "Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." George Bernard Shaw said, "People are always blaming your circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them."
We learn that the more we are true to ourselves, the more we can connect with and contribute to the world. We find that the more free and spontaneous and authentic we become, the more our motivation and aliveness returns and the more others are attracted to us and want to be around us.
I now have the single eye of the Spirit and see only completion.
I am a perfect idea in Divine Mind and I am always in my right place doing my right work at the right time for the right way.
I am an irresistible magnet for checks, bills and currency - for everything that belongs to me by Divine Right.
Thou in me art completion. As I have asked I must receive.
The law of God is the law of increase and I give thanks for increase under grace in perfect ways.
I dwell in a sea of abundance. I see clearly my inexhaustible supply. I see clearly just what to do.
My name is Michelle. I have six children and 7 grandchildren. This blog is about what I have learned in my 52 years here. So far, it's this simple - I thought I needed to figure out everything - turns out I don't.