Quotes – 2010

Do We Have Free Will?

God loves us and believes in us and has done and will do anything he can to help us, but he will not impose on our free agency.  - Marion D. Hanks Ensign

free will creatures

No one person can know God’s will for the Universe or for other individuals. It appears that God wanted us to be creatures with the power to choose. That means she will not force herself on us. Which in turn means that we must ask to receive guidance and anything else that supports God’s larger vision for everyone. Our ability to choose (and keep God at a distance) also helps explain the planet’s sad state.

ask to receive

If we go about thinking we have the answers, that we know what’ll satisfy and soothe us then that’s exactly what will play out. Such an approach doesn’t work. We stay as directionless and as dissatisfied as ever. Isn’t that right? So what to do?

Let’s involve God into our daily life. Ask for help, consult God often, even moment by moment, continue to have faith in all that’s happening and show patience for God’s plan as it unfurls in our lives.

Daily Affirmation: Today I walk with God.

Recommendation: The Urantia Papers

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Quotes – 2010

Why The Universe Conspires With You

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

decide

We must make decisions if we’re to grow and move. No decision, especially in the longer run , is wrong. We’re often afraid to decide because it means upsetting the status quo. All of creation, our lives, everything around us is driven by change, if we don’t decide we might regret it more than a decision we could have made.

expect

Once we decide, based on our expectations (thoughts & beliefs) the Universe rolls into action! Do you know this to be true in your life? It certainly appears to be true for mine. The Universe is a thought based system that responds to the weakest stirring of a desire. Through desires we grow, achieve, learn, experience and effect lasting change that has an eternal import. Let’s jump in and expect to land on our feet!

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM a decision engine.

Recommendation: The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham by Esther Hicks

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Quotes – 2010

The Secret To Lasting Change

The heart of change: It is only when the totality of the human mind - mind being the nervous responses, the emotions, the everything that is you - completely responds, without any fragmentation in that response, that there is a new action taking place.  - Krishnamurti

sheer will power

Do we have the will to do it? How many times do we ask ourselves and others the same question? And how many times do we all fail, repeatedly? Why is it so hard to stick to something even when we want to?

our full attention instead

Deciding something at the mind level is not enough by itself. We must involve our emotional (mind) and spiritual faculties. This is the secret to lasting change. This explains why most of our New Year resolutions fail. For the mind to be involved there must be meaning attached to the goal. For our spiritual self to be incorporated the goal must align with long term purposes including higher desires such as self-actualization. Approaching any endeavor with our full attention and our complete being is the key all successful change!

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM fully present.

Recommendation: Awakening of Intelligence by Jiddu Krishnamurti

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