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Move From Within

Move from within. Don’t move the way fear wants you to move.Rumi

fear

Most of our daily living is on the surface. Living at the surface means reacting to life, we worry about silly stuff and we worry about important stuff. We worry about our looks, how we appear to others, about our weight, our financial well-being, about our jobs, about our relationships, about our kids and much else. When operating from the surface we get knocked by the winds and get swayed by the currents of life. We live in fear, mostly.

love and knowing

There’s a deeper way of living. This way is one of connection, to our inner self, to love, to knowing, to fulfillment and to contentment. The way to this kind of living is via self-knowledge, reflection, journaling, meditation and decision-making. This blog is devoted to exploring, exposing and living this way.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM centered, I move from within.

Recommendation: Meditations from Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch

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How to: Write Your Soul Down!

When you do things from your soul you feel a river moving in you, a joy.  – Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Writing down your soul?

What does that mean?

Janet Conner explains very eloquently in her book: ‘Writing Down your Soul’ and in this interview, that the ‘Soul’ is a name for that part of you, inside you, that’s wise and knowing. And that anyone, that’s right anyone, can access that wisdom readily by following the 4 steps below.

Not too long ago Janet’s life changed, very dramatically. While in the throes of that situation, the ‘voice’ discovered her! Actually it was her dog that led her to what she needed at that crucial time in her life. Listen to her here in Part 1 of my interview with her.

Did you know that when you practice the kind of writing that Janet describes in her book and in her interview, your brain operates at the ‘Theta’ brain wave state? Did you realize that in that state your body becomes stronger and healthier, that the levels of t-lymphcytes shoot up? In that state you gain access to your deeper self and greater creativity. On the other hand unexpressed emotions actually constrict blood flow to your brain! And ‘emotion peptides’ in each cell of you body control your emotions. A ‘Theory of Emotion’ that talks about the molecules of emotion was coined by Candace Pert.

Janet discusses all this and much more in her book! Janet’s goal is to have everyone get in touch with their own inner creativity and bless the world in their unique ways!

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.  – Anne Sexton

The Four Steps

Listen to the interview here

one Show up: Ideally setup a regular time and place where you make your daily date with reality. Yes this is your opportunity to connect with reality at a deeper-than-normal level!

two Open up: Start with a prayer or an intention to connect. Then pick up your pen and start writing away! If you’re on a computer, close your eyes as you type. If you can’t type that way then you should hand-write. As you write you want to a. Share with your soul what’s on the top of your mind. b. Write about your emotions and what’s bothering you. Dig deep within you to access parts that don’t easily show up otherwise. c. Write with abandon. Don’t stop or hesitate, don’t worry about grammar or spelling errors. Write what comes to mind.

three Listen up: After you’ve poured your heart out. It’s your turn to listen and ask questions. Now a. Be in the moment and trust that your soul will now communicate with you b. Listen deeply, notice thoughts that come up, write them down c. Write what comes to you. d. Ask questions e. Keep writing

four Follow up: Now notice what you received. What you receive will get more specific and voluminous over time. Pay heed to what you hear. The ‘voice’ of the soul is enmeshed into your thinking and your thoughts. It’s always present. Acknowledge it and follow-up.

When done regularly these steps allow you to enter the ‘Theta’ brain wave level of consciousness. Like any habit it takes at least 30 days of practice to create new neural pathways. Make it an exquisite experience, don’t turn it into a must-do kind of an activity. Janet warns that you shouldn’t attempt this exercise if you want to stay complacent and not make any major changes in your life! All good must come from change. And when you connect with that ‘voice’ from deep inside you, your life will start to change, forever…

Resources: www.writingdownyoursoul.com 

  • ‘Plug-in’ workshops for creators, writers and artists
  • ‘You are a Lily’ a tele-class and Janet’s next book!
  • Sign up for her newsletter

Recommendation: Writing Down Your Soul

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Your Teeth!

Be true to your teeth or your teeth will be false to you.dental proverb

whatever you do

Be true to that activity and yourself. Whether you brush your teeth, smell the roses or simply breathe, pay full attention to that which is happening…

do it for real

Why pay full attention to any such activity?

  • To fully experience it, to be one with it. This is the path to peace.
  • To draw meaning and value from that interaction. That’s a prime purpose for all experiential events.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM fully alive!

Recommendation: The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power by Vernon Howard

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Approaching Reality

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have.Abraham Lincoln

what’s real?

If you believe in God or a Universal Intelligence then you must agree that reality comes from that source. The source is reality. You must also then agree that our purpose must be to approach or to become that reality.

becoming true

To approach reality our core must be true and pure. We must not be fooling ourselves and living a lie, in any fashion. When we start to live a true life we start to approach reality. We become worthy vessels to experience the essential reality that’s already within us.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM true to self and to all others.

Recommendation: Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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Your Base

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.Raymond Hull

what others think

  • How much do you care about what others think?
  • What’s important about that?
  • What value do you derive to self, based on what other’s think of you?
  • Are you about revealing others to yourself or you to yourself?

find your base

What is it that anchors you in life? Is it a cup of coffee, your morning prayers, a beautiful scene, a lovely poem or soothing music? It’s important that you recognize what works for you. Once you know what works, it behooves you to sprinkle such experiences throughout your day. Then it becomes a habit. You’ll be able to find your anchor and lower it, daily. You’ve now found your base, just strengthen it moving forward.

Daily Affirmation: Today I practice finding and nestling in my base.

Recommendation: Meditations from Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch

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Define Yourself…

Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.  – Harvey Fierstein

‘life is pointless’

When I first read this statement in the book Bringers of the Light by Neale Donald Walsch, I was taken aback. How can life be pointless? What Neale means is that it’s up to us to give life meaning, to define our role, to decide to do what we want to do and to decide to be all that we want to be! I like that!

create a vision

Create a vision for yourself. Your life and this universe is the canvas you can paint on, go ahead, go crazy, don’t hold back! Grab this eternal opportunity, all time is precious!

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM my author.

Recommendation: Bringers of the Light by Neale Donald Walsch

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Your Original Medicine

No one else has the same configuration of life experience and perspective that you hold. This is your “original medicine,” nowhere else duplicated.Gail Larsen

your ticket

Your ticket to life’s goodness, bounty, happiness and fulfillment is your own uniqueness. Your essence, your individuality, is your ‘original medicine’ according to Gail Larsen.

original medicine

This term comes from a Native Indian tradition of North America. You need to find and claim your ‘original medicine’ if you want to enjoy life. According to the Urantia Papers there are up to 7 trillion inhabited planets in a small portion of the Universe that we inhabit. If that were true, imagine the sheer number of individuals in the Universe! Well, you are unique amongst them all!

Affirmation: Today I AM thankful for my uniqueness. I focus on what only I can offer to the world.

Recommendation: Transformational Speaking by Gail Larsen

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