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Your Mind Is Complicit

My words to meditate upon today on how we truly are the authors of our own reality, whatever that reality may be. If that reality is shame, or fear, or even hatred … we each personally have authored that. We become our own worst torturers … don’t allow the actions of others to turn you into an abuser yourself. Don’t give them that power … instead be the author of love, compassion and forgiveness.

Shift … and you will find happiness.

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“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”

– Nelson Mandela

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“If someone succeeds in provoking you, realize that your mind is complicit in the provocation. Which is why it is essential that we not respond impulsively to impressions; take a moment before reacting, and you will find it easier to maintain control.”

– Epictetus

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“Without self-respect genuine happiness is scarcely possible. And the man who is ashamed of his work can hardly achieve self-respect.”

– Bertrand Russell

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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A Way to Live Life

A Way to Live Life

Going back through some of my older writings … this one struck a cord! 😉 Peace and Love.

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In my meditations today (on my prior post, “Ultimately Rich“) I came to dwell on the thought that there are three elements to being used by God creatively … or more distinctly, for our creativity to be used Miraculously.

First: we must know God. We must have a relationship with God that is so deep that it surpasses anything else in our lives. This is accomplished through prayer, meditation and having an open heart at all times.  When you can always be open, connected to and guided by your Creator … the impossible is possible.

Secondly: we must love ourselves. We must act as a mirror for the depth of love that God has for us … to ourselves. This requires diligence and discipline; to overcome the negative Inner Mind.  Some of us have SUCH loathing that has been instilled in our mind … for ourselves!  It is a great crime of society at large … and truthfully one of the main reasons I felt led to start this blog … so that EVERYONE can know God’s love.  YOU are loved by God … just as you are.  If God can unconditionally love and forgive you, after all of the pain and rejection God has received from you over the course of your life, surely you can love and forgive yourself!

Thirdly: we must love ourselves in the physical sense. We must treat our body as a temple; the domicile of our greatest Love … God.

All three of these elements interact with each other. If you don’t love your body then that feeds your own negative Inner Voice, which then causes you to shut down your heart and become disconnected from God.  If you don’t love yourself, then you will abuse your body in an effort to distract yourself from that self-loathing.  If you don’t know God … well then, you have made the decision to never know the only Being who will EVER know you and love you for exactly who you are … the only being who will every give you Unconditional Love.

Most of us have at least one of these aspects working for us: a Relationship with God, Inner Love for Yourself, or Love for your Body/Temple.  For the unfortunates who do not have ANY of these things in life … we must show great care, compassion, and love … misery is their constant companion.

For myself, for a long time, I only had one … that was my relationship with God.  I have had that from the time I was a small child, and I have adamantly clung to that no matter what.  However, for a very long time I did not Love myself … either internally, or externally.  So while God could use me to some extent, because the one element (being that Divine relationship) was present, I could never be used by God to my true and full potential.

Presently, I would say that I have the first and second aspects of this Creative Triumvirate in place … and I am working on loving myself in the physical sense.  By this I mean eating the proper foods, not drinking alcohol in excess, or really any of the other legal drugs available to us (caffeine, etc.).  Notice I say “in excess” … Jesus was known to drink wine, so I am not saying that we should live life as an ascetic.  Only that things that are done to excess … deprive us of our connection to God.  All of these things, when done in excess affect our mental and emotional well being.  Think about it … if you have a hangover, do you really think you will be able to maintain an open-hearted connection with God the next day?  I’ve certainly tried … and it is very difficult.

They all work together though … now that I have a constant open-hearted relationship with God, and have learned how to love myself … I see all of the ways in the past that I truly have been abusing this “temple” where God and I live together.  So now that prompts me to change them … to move on into the next progression.

When all THREE of these principles are in place in your life … THEN is when God will truly be able to use you to accomplish miraculous things; not only in your life, but in the world around you.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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A Way to Live Life.