Monday, September 24, 2007

Yet another Law of Attraction positive

So last night I'm talking to a friend online that is studying graphic design and he showed me his new website that shows his portfolio. Anyhow, I've had it on the brain that I need to get a website designed and have thought about doing it myself but just keep on thinking i don't want to do it and don't really have the time to do it.
Anyhow, i jokingly asked him how much he would charge me and he said we could work it out in trade and we worked out the details online. He is very talented so I know it will look good. Also, check this out there is a site that will host it for free all I have to do is pay $ 9.95 for the domain name. Woot! woot!
See the universe brings us what we need when we need it.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

what i have learned by: Jeremy McDonald

You can't find happiness until you know what will make you happy. you can't find happiness until you are happy with yourself. Once that happens you will know what direction to face and where you want to head. I teach people in my classes to journal and get into their heart to find out what will make them happy all the way down into their soul. I hear that I dont have enough time or i'm just to tired. My recommendation is this. Turn off that damn TV! i'm serious. Over the last year yes I have a few things I watch but pretty much that thing is a life sucker. It creates mindless drones of people that are not happy and live their lives through that thing. The shows that I do watch. Do I get upset when I miss them no not usually. I have to many other things that keep me busy that have to do with real live people not actors on a screne.

Abraham Maslow taught us about Self Actualization and how this is the highest state of existence. This is where we feel totally complete as a human being and have all our needs taken care of. Realize time is the most precious and most valuable thing you have start making the most of it now!

What I have learned is that you have to heal yourself before you can truly be happy and the only way you can do that is to face the things that hurt you head on. I've been going back to things that have heart me over my life time and fore giving that person and letting it go within my heart. The hardest challenge I am now working on and that's fore giving my ex for what he did to me. It's hard because ever time I do it sends a sharp pain into my heart. However, each day I work on this it makes my heart that much lighter so that one day I'll be able to trust again. I'm getting there slowly but surely. I'm that much closer to Self Actualization each day I work on myself inter personally.

As we should all spend that time to get that much closer.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Law of Attraction by Jeremy McDonald

This is a speech I gave at the People's Spiritualist Church in August of 2007

Currently the latest buzz word or book is called "The Secret" Let me just share with you that this is not that big of a secret since it has been around since the beginning of time. It was the Greek Philosopher Plato in 390 BC that said "Likes tend towards likes" (in other words likes attract) The Universal Law of Attraction is just that you attract and create your own reality based on your thoughts, emotions and intentions. In other words if you think everything is doom and gloom then that is exactly what will come into your life. However, if you think that things are always good and those things will grow and get better as you need them too then that will happen as well.

Buddha said: "What you have become is the result of what you have thought" in other words a positive mind set brings for a positive world and a negative mind set brings a negative world into your life. This is not ruled by your environment or by how much money you have etc. Purely on how you perceive things or what your paradigm of the world is.

So if your paradigm of the world is that everybody is always working against you and nothing you ever do will help you be successful. What do you do to change this? Most people would just say change your paradigm. However, changing our paradigm is most definitely a lot harder then just thinking positive instead of thinking negatively. Usually the negativity that is within us is caused by several years of hearing negative, being taught negative let's face it the world is full of cynics. Just once I would like to turn on the news and see something that is positive. How about telling that today at Tampa General Hospital there was 26 babies born today? Wouldn't that be a lot more refreshing then seeing the number of soldiers that were killed in Iraq since the war started. Am I saying to turn a blind eye to things of importance like a war? No I'm not saying that at all what I am saying is that the world is full of negativity so it is hard to escape it. It's hard to not think negative because we are bombarded with it everyday, every minute of everyday.

So… "The Secret" talk about the Universal Law of Attraction but it misses one very important Universal Law: The Universal Law of Action. Very few things in life fall into our lap as this movie/book suggests. What this message is really telling us is that our thoughts, emotions and intentions create our own reality. However, you can be as positive as you want about having a lot of money but if you don't go out and do the things necessary to get the money it will never come. They speak about the gentlemen that wrote the Chicken soup for the Soul books and how he took a dollar bill and wrote zero's at the end of it and manifested nearly $ 100,000.00 into his life. This is a true story and I have seen it many times just in a different setting with a different person. However, what they do not focus on very much in this story is this: He had to write the book first to get the money. You also have to work on the emotional aspects of your life to be able to think positively enough to create that positive world.

So what do we do first?

We start working on ourselves from within so we can see things with a clear mind. It's very hard to see things on that level if we can not have a control on our own emotions. When we are not in touch with our own emotions we are denying our truest self to show through. How do we look at ourselves and start to work on our selves. Well there are many ways actually and I strongly believe one of the strongest tools is to journal. This last year for me that's what I have done a lot of because it helps me get all the thoughts that are stored up there out on paper. Even if they never fall on human ears it has still been said and that is all that matters. Meditation and focusing on where you want to be and the goals you want to achieve are very important when you are working on becoming a more emotionally intelligent person. In some cases we might need outside help to help us to heal pains that we were not able to do on our own. A lot of the time the spirit is so broken by our past pain that it is almost impossible for us to do this on our own. Proverbs 17:22 states: " A joyful heart is a good medicine but a broken spirit dries up the bones."

In a biblical sense this is further proof that our positive thoughts not only attract good things but they help us to heal and have a healthier life. Psalm 36:9 "In thy light, we see light" so in other words if you see things in a positive way you are going to see the positive in situations instead of always dwelling on the negative. Matthew 7:8 "For every one who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks the door will be opened." Basically, what we ask for we get.

Recap: So the Universal Law of Attraction and Action are very important tools that we can use to manifest a wonderful enriching world around us. Buddha would refer to the heightened state in life or the end of emotional pain and suffering "Enlightenment" a 20th century psychologist named Abraham Maslow referred to this as Self Actualization. I am calling this level Synergy. This is the total state where you are at a level of emotional awareness that you are able to manifest a positive and enriching life for yourself but you are also able to maintain it.

This means not letting the simple things bother you and it means facing the hard emotional traumas in our life head on and not running from them. Each experience in our life is something that helps us grow as human beings. We are a constant evolving creatures and only with our experience can we grow and learn and have that heightened state of living.

The Divine in you by: Laurie McDonald

"Namaste": a Hindu greeting, translated literally it means, "The divine in me greets the divine in you," or, "The spirit in me meets the same spirit in you." This greeting recognizes the equality and sacredness of all living things. The Lakota Sioux have a prayer that states, "Mitkuye Oyasin," literally translated it means, "All my relations," it states that we share a common kinship with all living things, in the hoop of life. The Maya also have a saying, "In Lakech," translated, this means, "I am another yourself." So all living things are connected, related, but what connects us to each other? In the Christian Bible, John ..:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />14:20, quotes Jesus Christ as saying, "I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." God is in all of us. The Chinese believe that there are 5 realms of energy that manifest in energy and physical matter. Metal, plant, animal, humanity, and the divine. Metal has the lowest energetic vibration, the divine the highest. Each realm has a progressively higher vibration, each are connected to each other. Each drawing energy from the realm before.
So all living things are connected by energy, running through them, and sustaining them. Modern science confirms this when we look through a microscope at an atom. An atom is made up of molecules that are in constant motion, with energy in between the molecules. This is the energy we see in nuclear weapons when we split an atom. What does this really mean to us as human beings? We know that our Creator gave us all the ability to think and create, and free will, but how far can we go with this ability? The Toltecs believe that all of our conscious reality is a dream, a collective dream that all humans contribute to. They believe that humanity dreams while awake, thus creating their own reality. Modern quantum physics also states that we create our reality with our thoughts.
A Japanese scientist named Masaro Emoto ran some experiments in which he proved that words and intentions have a profound effect on water. Positive words and thoughts had a positive effect on the water, negative words and thoughts had a profoundly negative effect, almost making it sick! Dr. Emoto proved that our words, thoughts, and intentions have an effect on physical reality. The Toltec shamans taught that we should be careful with our Word, because it has power. It can heal or harm. John 1:1 in the Christian Bible says "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God!" The Word was God! This is our power to create. In the Christian Bible there is a story about Peter, one of the disciples of Jesus. Matthew 14:25-31 says, "And in the fourth watch of the night, he came to them, walking upon the sea. When the disciples saw him, walking upon the sea, they cried out in fear, saying, it is a ghost! But Jesus spoke, saying, do not be afraid, it is I. Then Peter said, Lord if it is you, command me to come to you on the water. Jesus said come. And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on water, toward Jesus! Then Peter saw the wind, and the waves, and he began to be afraid, and began to sink beneath the water. He cried out, Lord, save me! Then Jesus put forth his hand, and took hold of Peter, and pulled him out of the water. He said, oh you of little faith, why did you doubt?" Now he was not asking Peter if he doubted God, or Jesus, he was asking Peter why he doubted himself! It is fairly obvious from the story that Peter believed in Jesus, and his ability to save him. Peter doubted himself! Think about modern times, and your own life. How many times have you not gone for something that you dream about because you doubt yourself? Peter was just an ordinary person, like you or me. He was a fisherman by trade. Yet he walked on water for a few steps, until he doubted himself! This is the power we all have! But we must believe in ourselves, and our ability to control our reality. Matthew 17:20 in the Bible quotes Jesus as saying, "For truly I say unto you. If you have faith as only a mustard seed, and you say to a mountain, move from here to there, it shall move. Nothing shall be impossible to you!"
This puts a whole new meaning on the idea of creating our own reality! We really can take control of our own lives! We don't have to live with the things in our lives that make us unhappy! But it also brings a new responsibility. We must take responsibility for our actions, more so than ever, when we realize the power that our very words have. The other lesson that this teaches us is that others only have power over us if we allow them to. What you believe is. Others cannot harm you if you refuse to believe in their power to harm you. Harsh words cannot harm, if you do not give them power. Constant self criticism, and negative beliefs about yourself, can do great harm, to yourself, and to your ability to believe in yourself. This causes you to doubt yourself, and then you cannot use your creative ability to bring yourself a reality that you want. This can also cause physical illnesses, as modern medicine has seen. Stress causes physical illness. This is a known fact. So my message to all of you is, be kind to yourself. Learn to love yourself, don't believe all of those negative things that others may have said to you, or that you imagine they are thinking. What you imagine is far harsher than what others are actually thinking. Changing this is a process. It will not be easy, but it must be changed, if you are to have the life that you truly want. It is a process worth going through. You will have to be patient, because it is not going to happen right away. You have an entire lifetime of building up all of the negative beliefs you have about yourself. You are going to have to change your entire way of thinking! So if you stumble, and slip back into your old way of thinking, and you will, many times, try again. Don't get angry or harsh with yourself, be patient, tell yourself that you don't have to live that way anymore, that you want a new life. Eventually you will change. Remember, the only person that you can change is yourself! Others must grow at their own pace, and we must allow them to.

Laurie McDonald

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