Life simply brings us more joy and is vastly more exciting when we choose to view the world around us a positive and optimistic way.
"Infinite presence or eternally present,
It matters not which way you embrace,
As long as one day, if your path does intend it,
Your soul is granted this wonderful grace.
Blocked all your life by a false sense of self
Kept at bay by the fear that defends,
Pain continues to fester within you
Until faith breaks with love and amends.
Born are new eyes and a sight changed forever
And a day is dawned that is new.
Bearing sounds that are pure and sights of bright colours
Wrapped in a magnificent hue.
This river forever flows and awaits one to drink of it,
Available to all on our earth,
From a love that never stops, originating beyond time,
Ensuring for all a rebirth.
Denied every day this universal gift,
As sleeping souls pass it by:
The key to waking from the original trance,
Destined to reveal the great lies."
'I AM - The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are' - Howard Falco
"Making time to dream and imagine the ways we can improve our lives gives us the inspiration to create better circumstances. As we allow our imagination to soar to new heights, we inspire ourselves with the belief that anything is possible, and we lend our energy to the first phase of the creative process. If we then combine this feeling of inspiration with a strong sense of competence in our abilities, we gather the courage and motivation to take action and complete the creative process by manifesting our creative vision in the physical. Allow yourself time to imagine a better life today, and you will propel your reality to new heights. "
Living in the Present Moment
"We’ve all heard it, but how often do we actually do it? Present moment awareness is fundamental if we wish to evolve as human beings, for the present is the only place where we can truly connect with ourselves, with the inner experience of peace and fulfillment that I call “Love-Consciousness”.
Love-consciousness is the most natural thing in the world. It is the unconditional love within all beings, an experience that keeps expanding when we dive deep within ourselves. It is not a strange or ethereal experience but something very concrete and natural; you have probably experienced it before in moments of your life — maybe while spending time with a baby, expressing yourself creatively, watching the sun set, or meditating.
Love-consciousness lives in the present moment, so stop wandering off into the past and future — they’ve had quite enough of your time already, thank you. It’s time to give the here and now — the present, where life is really happening — a bit of sorely needed attention.
We all know we need to be present, but how? At times, we remember to be fully present, but worry and regret, distraction and obsession have become so customary for us that we soon wander off again. Today we are going to learn a powerful tool that will help create a new habit: the habit of being present, anchored deeply within ourselves. Then we can begin to live our lives from an inner space of peace and stability, to act and respond to the challenges of the day with joy, compassion and intuition, instead of getting lost in the doing.
Praise love for this moment in its perfection.
Let’s practice this facet now, for 20 minutes. Here’s how:
1. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Allow any thoughts that come to mind to gently pass. Don’t seek to stop your thoughts; don’t try to enter a state of no-mind. Instead, just allow whatever comes to happen naturally.
2. Say, in your mind, this thought: Praise love for this moment in its perfection. Think it without any effort, the same way you might think any other thought, without concentrating or even trying to understand its meaning.
3. At the same time that you think this facet, put your attention deep in the area of your heart.
4. After thinking the facet, leave a space, a pause. After a few moments, repeat the thought and again leave a space.
5. Continue in this way for about twenty minutes. You can glance at your watch or a clock to check the time.
Don’t think the facet over and over again nonstop as you would a mantra — always leave a space of a few seconds between each repetition. You may experience peace and silence during this gap, but it is also possible that you will have thoughts. Sometimes you may forget the facet, change some of the words, or stray from the point of attention. If this happens, as soon as you realize it, simply go back to thinking the facet correctly. All of this is perfectly normal and natural. Just remember: when you realize that you are not thinking the facet, choose to think it again. Let’s close our eyes now, and practice for 20 minutes.
When You Have Finished...
In order to benefit from the full power of this facet, it is necessary to commit to regular practice. If we join a gym but never go, we do not get fitter. In the same way, if we do not practice the facets, they do not work. Ideally, practice for an hour a day with the eyes closed. You can divide this hour into two blocks of half an hour or three blocks of twenty minutes. The most important thing is that you do it. If on some days, you can’t do an hour, a shorter time is better than nothing.
We refer to practicing the facet as unifying. There are two ways to unify: with eyes open and with eyes closed.
Keeping the eyes closed is the most profound way to unify, as it takes you deep into the experience of love-consciousness.
You can think this facet with your eyes open whenever you want, in any situation. For maximum results, think it every time you remember — while you are brushing your teeth, exercising at the gym, watching TV, or waiting in line at the bank. Every time you use the facet, you are bringing your attention completely into the present moment and connecting with love-consciousness. When you are present in the moment, the projections and fears clouding your window of perception begin to dissolve. You start to see with new eyes."
This excerpt was taken from the "Stop Being a Victim, Become a Creator" on-line course.
What is abuse-related trauma?
Abuse-related trauma can develop after a person has been physically/emotionally/sexually hurt and/or neglected, in childhood or as an adult.
A woman may have been:
• sexually or physically abused
• emotionally abused or neglected.
As a result, the woman may have overwhelming feelings of distress, fear and helplessness.
Recognizing Abuse-Related Trauma
Common effects of trauma caused by abuse include:
- trouble sleeping
- panic attacks & anxiety
- feeling like you don't want to live or you can't go on with your life
- alcohol & /or other drug use
-flashbacks (sudden , vivid & unpleasant memories of the event)
- feelings of self hate & low self-esteem
- fearing people & relationships
Where to find help
If you are concerned about abuse-related trauma, there are people who can help you or help you find support.
• women’s health centres
• community health centres
• therapists in private practice (including massage therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers)
• sexual assault centres
• crisis lines for women who have been abused
• women’s shelters
• spiritual centres
• family service agencies
• family doctors.
End the shame & blame. Reach out for help. It is your time to find strength & heal.
LOVE....There must be pure TRUST and RESPECT in order for there to be LOVE in the relationship. Breathe the Trust & Respect. Breathe LOVE.
If you do not breathe the Trust & Respect there is no LOVE. Do you love your lover? Then .... BREATHE for one another.
Carolynn Younghusband March 11, 2014
Has anyone read or heard of these 2 books that encourage the perpetuating abuse of manipulation & abuse in relationships &/or society written by Robert Greene recently to come forward to my attention include :
The 48 Laws of Power " The bestselling book for those who want POWER, watch POWER, or want to arm themselves against POWER. Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power into forty-eight well-explicated laws....."
'The Art of Seduction' Robert Greene - states" Get what you want by manipulating everyone's greatest weakness: the desire for pleasure......takes us through the characters & qualities of the ten archetypal figures of seduction(including Siren, the Ideal Lover, the Dandy, the Natural, the Charismatic, & the Star and the 24 maneuvers by which anyone can overcome a victim futile resistance to the practice of this devastating & timeless art form."
This is like handing the gun to the already scared person. No good can come of this.... only bad Karma & harm to all others. It must stop!