"EVERYONE without exception is very, very special with extraordinary qualities and extraordinary powers. You just may not know it yet. The secret is to be, love and cherish yourself; it is to be your true essence. You are love and light, infinite wisdom and unlimited possibilities. Whatever you ask, you shall receive. You can have, be and do anything you want. You just need to choose what makes you happy in your heart. It is very simple. Remember, you are loved beyond measure for who you are and you are beautiful."
Author Unknown ~ but a very Wise Soul
Today is a new day. A new beginning. It is a day brimming with unlimited possibilities. Like a blank page of a script, you can write down your hopes and desires, and move the flow of your life along with the intention of your own thoughts. Today the angels attend you, available to help you in your every need.
Remember that all is truly possible! You have everything you need to make this the best day ever. Take a moment and think on the things you wish to accomplish, regard it with love and joy, and ask the angels to assist. Today, give thanks and move forward with joy!
"May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow. May the soft winds freshen your spirit. May the sunshine brighten your heart. May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you. And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love." - traditional Irish blessing.
Thank you for being YOU.
In Love AND Gratitude, ME.
Karen Mosuk, Reiki Master CRA-RT 05 140
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Keep Your Thoughts Positive
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)
A Letter from Deepak
The highest aim of any spiritual path is surrender. Although you may associate the word surrender with defeat or weakness, it is the most powerful spiritual action, offering you infinite freedom and possibilities. Surrender is trusting that God, the Universe, or a higher intelligence can accomplish anything, even when you can’t foresee the outcome of a situation.
At the level of spirit, everything is always unfolding perfectly, and you don’t have to struggle or force situations to go your way. It is only your ego-mind that believes you are an isolated individual trying to survive in a hostile world. In truth, you are a spiritual being. By surrendering to Spirit, you end the struggle, freeing yourself from fear and doubt and releasing the obstacles your ego has created.
The entire spiritual path could be described as learning to let go, but letting go all at once isn’t possible. This is a path of many small steps, gradually replacing automatic reactions with deepened awareness. Here are the guidelines along the path that have proved effective for me personally and that I feel will work for many people:
1. Know your intentions.
Your destiny is to move in the direction of your soul, and the fuel that makes destiny move is intention. Each day, have the intention to let go a little bit more, closing the gap of separation that is only a delusion of the ego. In addition, unmask your false intentions, which take the form of guilty desires: I want someone else to fail, I want to get even, I want to take something that’s not my own.
False intentions can be elusive, but you can recognize them by the feeling-tone they carry, including fear, greed, rage, hopelessness, and weakness. Sense the feeling first, refuse to buy into it, and then remain aware until you find the intention lurking beneath.
2. Set your intentions high.
Aim to be a saint and a miracle worker. Why not? If you know that the goal of inner growth is to acquire mastery, then ask for that mastery as soon as possible. Don’t strain to work wonders, but don’t deny them to yourself either. The beginning of mastery is vision; see the miracles around you, and that will make it easier for greater miracles to grow.
3. See yourself in the light.
The ego keeps you in its thrall by making you feel needy and powerless. From this sense of lack grows a hunger to acquire everything in sight. Money, power, sex, and pleasure are supposed to fill up the emptiness, but they never do. You can escape this painful illusion if you see yourself in the light. The only difference between you and a saint is that your light is small and a saint’s is great. You are both of the light.
4. See everyone else in the light.
Everyone lives in the same light. When you are tempted to judge another human being, no matter how obviously he or she deserves it, remind yourself that everyone is doing their best from their own level of consciousness.
5. Reinforce your intentions every day.
Everyday life is a kind of swirling chaos, and the ego is entrenched in its demands. You need to remind yourself, day in and day out, of your spiritual purpose. Some people find it helpful to write down their intentions; for others, periods of regular meditation and prayer are useful. Find your center, look closely at yourself and do not let go of your intention until it feels centered inside yourself.
6. Forgive yourself.
We all fall into traps of selfishness and delusions when we least expect it. The chance remark that wounds, the careless lie, and the irresistible urge to cheat are universal. Forgive yourself for your mistakes and apply the same dictum to yourself that you use with others: I am doing the best that I can from my own level of consciousness. (I like one spiritual master’s definition of the perfect disciple: “One who is always stumbling but never falls.”)
7. Learn to let go.
The paradox of being spiritual is that you are always wrong and always right at the same time. You are right to try to know God, but you are wrong to think that things won’t change tomorrow. Every stage of inner growth is good and is nurtured by God, but when it’s time to move on, don’t hesitate to let go.
8. Revere what is holy.
You may have been brought up to be skeptical of the sacred. In our society, few people spend much time delving into the world’s great wealth of scripture. But the saints and human representatives of God are an infinite treasure. Dipping into this treasure will help you open your heart. The words of a saint or sage might be the right fertilizer at just the moment when your soul wants to blossom.
9. Allow God to take over.
Most people are addicted to worry, control, micromanagement, and doubt. Resist the temptation to follow these tendencies. Don’t listen to the voice that says you have to be in charge and that constant vigilance is the only way to get anything done. Instead, let Spirit try a new way and be willing to experiment. Intend for everything to work out as it should, then let go and allow opportunities to come your way. The outcome you are trying so hard to force may not be as good for you as the one that comes naturally.
10. Embrace the unknown.
Over the years, you have formed likes and dislikes and learned to accept certain limits. None of this is the real you. You can’t force your authentic self to emerge all at once, however. Because it is painful to strip away the thick layers of illusion, you have to allow your soul to reveal itself in its own time.
Be assured that the unknown is awaiting you – an unknown that has nothing to do with the “I” you already know. The part of you that you know is the part that flickers out all too fast. When you feel a new impulse, an uplifting thought, an insight that you have never acted upon before, embrace the unknown. Cherish it as tenderly as a newborn baby. God lives in the unknown, and when you can embrace it fully, you will be free.
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"I will waste not even a precious second today in anger or hate
or jealousy or selfishness. I know that the seeds I sow I will
harvest, because every action, good or bad, is always followed
by an equal reaction. I will plant only good seeds this day."
Og Mandini 1923-1996, Author and Speaker
Every moment of every day we have a choice to think positive thoughts that make us feel good or negative thoughts that make us feel bad. Positive thoughts strengthen us while negative thoughts weaken us. There's even scientific evidence that shows that you are physically stronger while thinking positive thoughts versus negative thoughts. We also know that positive thoughts enhance health, happiness and longevity. When we start paying attention to how we feel in response to our thoughts we'll notice that our emotions are signals that alert us to how we are thinking. Good thoughts lead to good feelings and negative thoughts lead to
The key is to start paying attention to your feelings and thoughts and when you are feeling bad, switch to a thought that feels good. And if you are unsure of as to what positive thoughts you should be thinking, all you have to remember is gratitude and appreciation. Being grateful and appreciative will always make you feel pepped. You may not like your job but you can be thankful you have one. You may have to drive in traffic but thank God you can see while others can't. And while your life may not be where you want it to be you can choose to believe that the future is bright and great things are happening every day. Your thoughts and perception will determine your reality. Try the following action steps this week to be pepped instead of pooped.
1. Take a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. On the left side make a list of your common negative thoughts.
2. Now, change your perception and replace your negative thought with a positive thought. Write these down on the right side of the paper.
3. This week pay attention to your thoughts and feelings and choose the thoughts that make you feel pepped instead of pooped.
Quantum Physics "Reality"
"Reality" is what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is what we believe.
What we believe is based upon our perceptions.
What we perceive depends on what we look for.
What we look for depends upon what we think.
What we think depends upon what we perceive.
What we perceive determines what we believe.
What we believe determines what we take to be true
What we take to be true is our reality.
So . . . We create our own reality.
"If you always think what you've always thought,
You will always do what you've always done.
If you always do what you've always done,
You will always get what you've always got.
If you always get what you've always got,
You will always think what you've always thought."
"If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves. ~ Thomas Edison
Your mind is your mental workshop. You can build anything you want in it.
Life is a process of unfoldment. It is a journey from wherever you were to where you are now, and further, it is a journey from where you are to where you want to be. This creative process of life is what we call "change." Change is just the natural Law of Mind in Action, and therefore we can with our mind, or our thoughts, guide that change.
Change is never a random event; it is the logical unfoldment of an intelligent Law that is impersonal. Nor is change negative or positive, it is simply change. As Shakespeare says, "There's nothing either good nor bad but thinking makes it so." If we decide positively on where we are going and head there, we will find what we are seeking.
CHANGE YOUR THINKING……. CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
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Life Is Its Own Metaphor
See the flower as dying and you will see the flower sadly. Yet see the flower as part of a whole tree that is changing, and will soon bear fruit, and you see the flower's true beauty. When you understand that the blossoming and the falling away of the flower are a sign that the tree is ready to bear fruit, then you understand life.
Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.~ Corita Kent
"Optimists are aware that the cherries of life have pits, but they are prepared to remove them.
Their minds do not dwell on the pits, but on the sweetness of the cherries."
Keep this philosophy in mind the next time you either hear or are about to repeat a rumor.
In ancient Greece, Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?"
"Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Test of Three."
"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my student, let's take a moment to test what you're going to say.
The first test is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"
"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it."
"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or not.
Now let's try the second test, the test of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?"
"No, on the contrary..."
"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him even though you're not certain it's true?"
The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.
Socrates continued. "You may still pass though, because there is a Third test -- the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?"
"No, not really."
"Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?"
The man was defeated and left, ashamed.
This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.
When Gratitude Replaces Judgment
When gratitude replaces judgment, peace spreads throughout your body, gentleness embraces your soul, wisdom fills your mind. Let gratitude replace judgment and your whole experience of life will take a turn for the better in five seconds.
Are you saying your Reiki prayers when you wake up in the morning or when you go to bed at night?
JUST FOR TODAY
I will give thanks for all my many blessings,
I will not worry
I will not be angry
I will honor my parents, teachers and elders
I will work hard today and do my work honestly
I will be kind to my neighbor
I will have reverence for all living things,
I will be thankful for all I have.
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May my heart be filled with loving kindness,
May I be strong and happy
May I feel good about myself and others
May all my dreams come true
May I use my goodness to help others
May I use my love to heal
May I only spread loving-kindness in the world.
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Sacred Wellness Practitioner
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