Bust the Myth of Limitation — Let Go to the Flow

The Unlimited Givingness of Life to life flows One Way (our way). It is like a river, or the very blood that courses through the body. It flows in one direction toward all Creation, enriching every part of it in every moment. We may wonder then, if that’s true, why more of the richness of life doesn’t seem to flow our way. Could it be that we are trying too hard to direct the flow of good to us because we don’t believe that without our efforts abundant good would naturally flow our way?

We attract to our self what we believe about our self. We direct the flow of good away from us through thoughts of unworthiness; through the fearful thinking that not only is there not enough, but we’re not enough. Our failed efforts to get enough from a world that seems to agree with our negative self-assessments reinforces the barriers of resistance we’ve built in our mind against our good. Like a logjam in the flow of the river, like a blood clot in the flow of the bloodstream, our negative ideas of our self keep us from living the good life we are created to live.

Our fears of not being good enough, lovable enough, or loving enough direct our good away from us because abundant good flows to us from the One who knows “the One” within us that is beautiful, innocent and free. But, we need to be willing to open our heart to “that One.” Self-love is a moment-to-moment work in progress. It is a choice to be willing to accept that there is so much more to us, so much more to love about us and to express through us in any moment, than the world has told us there is. If we would simply relax our mind a little, we would give Love a chance to flow Its own way. And free of our negative self-talk, we would discover that It flows in one way, our way—to us, through us, and into our life experiences on earth.

If you would like to discover how you can let go of the fear that restricts the flow of good in every area of your life, and experience not only greater financial freedom, but more robust health and energy, more fulfilling relationships and interactions, and more joy and satisfaction in all that you do, I invite you to listen to this podcast, and then join us for our Sunday Celebration Services at 11 am. LEC is the place to be if you would like to transform your life! All are welcome!

Bust the Myth of Judgment – Am I Right or Am I Right?

We have been taught by this world that rather than looking within our self for guidance in life, to look at life objectively and then analyze and evaluate what we see “out there” in order to form a judgment as to how whatever we see will affect us. It is called “critical thinking.” Judgments made through critical thinking (we’re told) are essential for our protection and success in life. The right judgments will guide us so we will know how to take care of our self in a world that doesn’t seem to care about us, one way or the other. We’ll know how to protect our self by being able to judge who and what to avoid (and not trust), and how to enrich our self by being able to judge who and what to approach (and try to trust) because that trust will benefit us the most.

The word “criticism” has two Greek roots: “kriticos” (discerning judgment) and “kriterion” (standards). We might judge that our judgments are quite discerning (given our life experience), and that our standards are the right ones…for everyone. Let’s face it, surely others would be happier if they simply followed our standards. Isn’t that the basis for all the religious, cultural and ideological violence that is occurring in the world today?

Often we are so sure that our opinions are the right ones that we’re more than willing to share them with anyone who asks, and often even when we’re not asked. Opinions seem so natural to us, we’re often surprised when someone doesn’t have an opinion about some issue (especially when we do). We’ve so thoroughly accepted the importance of having an opinion, and giving weight to the opinions of others (especially when they agree with our own), we have forgotten opinions aren’t facts and have no basis in Reality…(read more)

Bust the Myth of BS — God is All There Is

No recording is available of yesterday’s talk, so I’m taking this opportunity to write more than just a brief synopsis of what we talked about at our Sunday Celebration Service.

Myths, folklores, legends, and fables have been passed down from age to age to account for the appearance of good and evil that, to this day, is considered to be part of the human condition. In fact we, humans, seem to love battles between good and evil. We enjoy watching them in movies, reading about them in books, and even experiencing them in the dramas of our own life. Myths tell us of the existence of good and something else that appears to be evil; of gods and goddesses and something else that appears to be ungodlike. And even though good (and gods and goddesses) may triumph over opposition, when we believe the myths of duality and opposing powers, it still leaves good and “something else” to battle it out in our human experience.

We all know what we mean when we say that something we hear is a “bunch of BS.” We mean we know whatever we’ve heard isn’t true. It’s when we believe the BS is true that we run into problems. It is when we believe that “something else” Besides Spirit exists as real in our self or another, and when our words and actions affirm anything But Spirit has power in our life, that BS fills our day-to-day experiences with dramas of opposition—battles between right and wrong, and struggles between good and bad.

Since the dramas are of our own making, we put the masks of “gods and goddesses” and “devils and demons” on our face, and on the faces of those around us. Those masks of BS hide the spiritual beings that stand before us, and the one that lives within us. When we don’t recognize the BS in our own mind, it’s easy for us to join in the dramas of BS in the world. And, most of us would agree, this world seems to be getting crazier and crazier, and the masks scarier and scarier…

Bust the Myth of “I Can’t” — Live Your Dream!

The myth of “I can’t” is often a hard one to bust because our experiences in life seem to prove that it is true. How we experience life is shaped by our repetitive thoughts, and by the words we use and hear the most. Many of us have been thinking, “I can’t,” and saying it and hearing it for so long, it surely feels true.

Our being told at an early age, “You can’t,” by authorities we trusted knew what we could and couldn’t do, became the “I can’t” in our own mind. We may learned “you can’t” because you’re not smart enough, talented enough, attractive enough, coordinated enough, emotionally strong enough, or simply not the right gender to do the thing that excited our soul.

For many of us the myth of “I Can’t” grew stronger over time because our experiences were shaped by our fears of failure, inadequacy, embarrassment, and shame. And our list of what we could not do grew longer! As adults when something new excited us, when a different way of being our self in the world made our heart feel momentary lighter, “I can’t” may have been followed by “I’m not young enough, healthy enough, wealthy enough, secure enough, and besides all that, what would my family, friends and coworkers think?”

It has been said that doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. When our dreams are snagged in the web of the illusion of ”I can’t,” we expect we can’t, and then we don’t, even though if we were to follow the inner urge that excites us (no matter what it is or what others may have to say about it), we would discover “Yes, we can!”

No matter how far along in our earth life we appear to be—time-wise, age-wise, health-wise, or education-wise—there is a sacred dream that lives within us still that calls to us every day, and every moment throughout the day. The closer we walk with our dream, the more we honor it by being willing to take even a small step toward it, the closer we are to the Reality of our soul. It is never too late to be more of the one we are created to be.

If you’d like to learn how you can turn “I can’t” into “Yes, I can!,” I invite you to listen to this podcast. And, join us for our Sunday Celebration Services at 11AM. All are welcome!

You’re Not Ego Thought

It is our belief that this physical world exists on it own, apart from the Spiritual Universe, which creates the myth that we, too, can exist separate from our inner Spiritual Source. It this invented story that creates a make-believe self in our mind—a mythical self we call “our ego.” Because the ego is created by the belief that we are alone, and on our own, it casts a shadow of fear, limitation, and exhaustion in our mind and over everything we do.

The beautiful Spiritual Teacher, Mooji, said: “Our life is perfect as it is. We are not the deluded mind. We are the ever-perfect Being. We are the space in which thoughts appear, play and dissolve, like clouds drifting in the infinite sky.”

Our mind is an amazing thing when we use it rather than allowing it to use us. Our thoughts are tools of creation we can use to create the life we desire to live in this human experience. When we let our thoughts take over our mind, it’s like using a hammer to hit our self over the head rather than to build something wonderful!

If you would like to learn how to use your thoughts to enrich your life, I invite you to listen to this podcast, and then join us at The Life Enrichment Center. We offer real-life tools that can be helpful to anyone who is looking for a way to overcome today’s challenges and live an abundant, joy-filled life.

No Pain, No Gain?

Overcoming mental, emotional, and physical pain in our life can help us to discover we are stronger than we thought we were. It gives us confidence that we can handle whatever “obstacles” life throws our way. But even though we can gain wisdom, self confidence, and physical, emotional, and mental strength through overcoming difficulties, pain and suffering don’t need to be a guide for living our life. Surely, if God is good, there is an easier way!