Do You Know What I Know?

Our feeling joy (or not) this time year (or anytime of year) doesn’t depend on anything external—not fewer or happier people in stores, not less snow or more patient drivers on roads, and not more money to spend for gifts. It depends on us, and the choices we make to think what we think, feel what we feel, and do what we do. No one thinks inside our head but us. No one chooses our mood for us. And, no one can make us move a muscle to do anything at all if we don’t choose to do it.

Every thought imaginable, every feeling possible, and every action feasible is available to us for choose from in every moment. We can decide that life is good despite any situation, and feel “Good.” Or we can decide that life is out to get us because of a particular situation, and feel down and victimized. Optimism and pessimism are habits of self-expression; a way of being in the world, and seeing in world, and interpreting what we see. We can choose to close our eyes, plug our ears and hum through our life, and live blind and deaf to the Good life is continually offering us just beneath the surface of things. Or we can look for the good, and praise it even before we see it because we trust that no matter how deep the manure may get in our life at times, there’s got to be something good just beneath it. (Read more…)

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Even though it doesn’t seem so, our feeling joy or depression, blessed or stressed, doesn’t depend on anything but the choice we make. Every feeling is available to us in every moment, and we have a wide array of feelings and emotions from which to choose. What we feel depends on what we’re choosing to listen to, and what we hear when we do.

The world shouts at us each day with threats of war, conflict, and disaster. The news is filled with noisy negativity that nowadays includes gossipy stories about the inappropriate behavior of people we don’t know. (We may even add to the noise with gossipy stories about people do know!) The world tells us to look out, take cover, and defend our self at all cost by pointing our finger away from our self and shouting “look, look over there.” We do it hoping that those around us will look anywhere but at us, because we certainly don’t want to look at our self!

We’ve come believe the noise of the world and the noise in our head, is all there is to hear, and we’ve stopped listening for anything else. Yet the Shimmering Vibration of Universal Joy in which we live, lives in us still. We, and all of Creation, vibrate and pulsate with Joy just beneath the surface of our earth life. We can let It out, turn It down, and even turn It off to our awareness. But, It is still there! If It were ever truly gone, we would be gone as well. But we’re still here, and even now It fills our soul with blissful music—even when we seem to be listening to a different tune; even when we seem to be deaf to Its happy Sound; even when we seem to be numb to the impulses of Its uplifting Spirit. (Read more…)

Do You See What I See?

This month at The Life Enrichment Center we are exploring together, and celebrating together, the living Christ Light that dwells within us—the Invisible Shimmering Light of Universal Love in which live that shines in us even while we are in the world, even while we seem to be in opaque physical bodies, even while we are having a human experience in which we so often lose sight of Its Radiance in our self and the world around us.

The Light of Christ in us is the same Radiant Christ Light that shined so brightly in Jesus as he walked the earth and caused miracles to occur wherever he was. We may wonder, then, why it is that miracles, if they occur at all for us, don’t occur more often wherever we are.

It could be that we just don’t see what Jesus saw. Though we are no less spiritual in our earthly incarnation than Jesus was, or any less powerful (in potential), the difference is that Jesus had no doubt he was the Son God, and through his spiritual conviction the Light of Christ illumined all he saw. With great humility he surrendered his human mind, with its perceptions of separation and opposition, to the Mind of God. And, in surrendering he was able to see the world of God’s Creation. (Read more…)

Intense Present Moment Focus

This earth life isn’t a test run for another life somewhere else someday. It is not a theory of mind. It is an experience of the soul. It is Creation, Itself, and we are all an essential part of Creation.

If we do not choose to lay aside our old thoughts of our self and our relationship to life, for the thoughts God has of us. If we continue to repeat our same old shame-blame stories, and sing our same old somebody done me wrongs songs, we can’t reveal the Son of God within us. The Light of Christ will remain a light at the end of the tunnel that we will never reach.

How do get there from here? We begin with the realization that we are already there. Right where we are God is—Present even in this world of appearances; Present in us even in this human experience.

Unless we are willing to dare to believe in the glory of who we are NOW, we relinquish our ability to use our spiritual power on earth, and to experience the health, wholeness, peace, love, joy, and freedom that belong to all God’s Creation.

If you would like to learn how focusing on the present moment can take you out of the limitations of worldly thought, and into the Power of your Spirit, I invite you to listen to this podcast. And, join us if you are able, at The Life Enrichment Center. Lives are transformed at LEC!