Wednesday, August 4, 2010

.we are what we eat

Children in Jerusalem.Image via Wikipedia
August 4
The Power ofthe Word
In the beginning was the word. -John 1:1
A woman in relatively good health underwent dilation and curettage (D&C) surgery. After her operation, however, Sally was not recovering, and each day she sank deeper into the abyss. Medical professionals were at a loss, since all tests revealed she was physically healthy. Finally, someone suggested hypnosis. During her session, it was discovered that under surgery Sally had heard one of the members of the operating team ask her doctor, "Do you think she'll make it?"
The doctor answered, "No way-I give her a few days at the most." What Sally didn't realize was that the conversation was about another patient. Although Sally's conscious mind was asleep, her subconscious heard every word and, not knowing the bigger picture, she accepted the statement as true about herself and went on to manifest the picture her subconscious had adopted. Sally's hypnotic regression assisted her to realize this was not her prognosis, and she recovered.
The subconscious is the part of our mind that manufactures our experience. Psychologists tell us that the subconscious cannot distinguish between imagination and reality. If you hold an image in mind long enough and feel it as if it is real, you can manifest it. This is the essence of creative visualization, as well as self-fulfilling prophecy. If we think or worry about something enough, we may draw that experience to ourselves. We can use the same principle to bring us what we want. Hold in mind images of the life you desire, and refuse to feed thoughts of what you do not wish. Watch your words. Be careful what you say to little children (or the little child in adults). for children emotionally absorb ideas even if they are said in jest or the heat of an angry moment. Feed your mind and heart with the most positive, energetic, and enlivening ideas and feelings you can imagine. Then you will live not in the world that is cast upon you, but the one you choose.
Help me to feed myself and others with soul-nourishing thoughts and feelings.
I speak the word of love, and it is manifested.
This meditation is an excerpt from Alan Cohen's meditation book, A Deep Breath of Life.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Today is the greatest...Image by toastycakes via Flickr

Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God
and the people about us.

It is clear that God's plan for me is expressed through love. God loved
me enough to take me from alleys and jails so that I could be made a
useful participant in His world. My response is to love all of His
children through service and by example. I ask God to help me imitate
His love for me through my love for others.
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