Spiritual Growth Comes As A Series Of Revelations

Spiritual Growth Comes As A Series Of Revelations

Spiritual Growth Comes As A Series Of Revelations As we grow spiritually through awareness, and we allow ourselves to open up to other possibilities other than what we learned as children, a beautiful thing happens……We begin to have those ah-ha moments. Those moments when the truth is ringing inside of you and…. if your paying attention to your emotional state, really indicate the growth you are receiving in that moment. Spiritual Growth Comes As A Series Of Revelations ……….. Revelations come with first losing your belief about something, feeling vulnerable and then waiting to receive the new data through your higher being. This is sometimes confusing as we wait for our new thoughts on a subject to sort of show up. In essence you are setting up a new and improved system of thinking that will serve you better. You are now, if you allow yourself, operating from a higher wiser perspective. Your perspective changes as you can see the bigger picture, you will have a greater understanding of how you are exactly where you are supposed to be and that the Universe is always helping you to be a better person. You will have a better picture of the laws of the Universe and how self limiting thoughts were holding you back. You will also open up to receive the gift of self love….. You’ll gain more confidence and compassion for others. Revelations will come through quiet times when you meditate, or walk in nature or just driving in your car and lost in thought. Revelations will come to you just by you being open to them, but be...
Making Things Happen With Energy, A Great Practice

Making Things Happen With Energy, A Great Practice

Making Things Happen With Energy, A Great Practice Its true, Making Things Happen With Energy, A Great Practice ………..I’ve been practicing this theory out for the past several months and Im here to tell you it really works! I can’t say when things started to change, but there is a few key elements to blame for making my life more productive….. It definitely started when I decided to really get up early and treat my art career like a business. Why not? My youngest son Brandon started driving and I no longer had to drive him to school. That was a big factor as it freed up my mornings to allow my practice of meditation to be way more regular. I don’t miss a day now, the results are powerful as it keeps me way more focused and grounded. Quieting my mind allows me to center and then start the day setting intentions and having gratitude. What a way to begin a brand new day! I write down a schedule for the day, with the intention to be in my studio for 4 to 6 hours. I am working on breaking the habit of habitually running out to lunch with whomever calls me, and dedicating my time to my art. I used to get so caught up in minutia, always thinking I would get painting time in, but I realize that bad habits are hard to break and without the discipline, without the focus and the energy needed to get what you want, you will always be just chasing those results. The fact is that the new habits are creating the life...
Your Ego Is Preventing You From Becoming Aware

Your Ego Is Preventing You From Becoming Aware

Your Ego Is Preventing You From Becoming Aware That’s right, Your Ego Is Preventing You From Becoming Aware …….Your ego-mind is monitoring all of your thoughts and is not permitting you to grow, to awaken into awareness……to be enlightened. Your ego wants to control and dominate, it wants to obliterate thoughts that go against it’s fear-based thinking. Paramount to the ego’s self-preservation is to monitor and control all of your thoughts. It loves to keep you down and under it’s tyranny with fear-based thoughts about just about everything. Compassion and love for others therefore is not acceptable to the ego as that threatens and weakens it’s position. Most people don’t believe the stream of thoughts in their heads, the ego, could possibly have anything to do with their life situation and their level of happiness. THE EGO IS YOUR BELIEF SYSTEM ABOUT WHO YOU ARE, YOUR OPINION ABOUT THE WORLD, AND HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT OTHERS…… But how can you get passed the ego that is running you? How can you awaken from the sleepwalking? Simply by deciding to do so! You are not your mind, You are not your life situation, or your financial position. You are not the story in your head about you. Imagine how many interpretations there could be about the story of you……..no two people would have the same perception. Which tells us that you have choices. That you can decide to see things differently, that you can disassociate from the mental chatter and start to re-create a new and improved you. Don’t listen to the voice in your head, but the love in your...
Your Words Are Powerful And Affect People…..

Your Words Are Powerful And Affect People…..

Your Words Are Powerful And Affect People….. Just as you have the ability to spread your positive energy to others so do you have the ability to spread negative energy as well. Be careful how you use your voice….Your Words Are Powerful And Affect People….. so affect them in an uplifting and inspiring way. Correcting people and giving them advice should always be very thought through. Is it necessary? Is it coming from a loving place in your heart? Will your words hurt them or empower them? When the root of what you are saying is from love, it will be felt. Before speaking to others, set your intention on building them up and making them feel good about who they are. People will always filter what you say through their own belief system, so sometimes even if you mean well, your words will be upsetting to certain personalities. Find the good in everyone and choose to see that side of them more than the stuff they need to work on. Contribute in a way that lifts and enhances the lives of the people close to you …..and doing this will absolutely increase your own  spiritual path.   Gretta “Whilst everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves and recreates. That informing power of spirit is God…. And is this power benevolent or malevolent? I see it as purely benevolent. For I can see that in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth truth persists, in the midst...
Ten Ways To Be Mindful To Find Complete Happiness

Ten Ways To Be Mindful To Find Complete Happiness

Ten Ways To Be Mindful To Find Complete Happiness The key to creating a truly authentic happy life comes from being aware of the thoughts that are creating your current life situation. Ten Ways To Be Mindful To Find Complete Happiness is about being aware. Aware of how you think, aware of your feelings and emotions, aware of the life your creating. 1- Be mindful of what you think- Monitor your thoughts, don’t allow negative thoughts to sabotage any aspect of your thinking. change it up and switch those to positive thoughts as soon as you become aware of them. 2- Be mindful of your feelings- Do not block off how you feel about things, be aware of and check in with how your feeling throughout your day. Address when something makes you awkward or uncomfortable. What can you do to feel better about whats bothering you? 3- Be mindful of the company you keep- Who you hang out with is paramount in how you feel about yourself. Be around positive folks that lift you up. Pass on the ones that don’t. 4- Be mindful of the sleep you get- Sleep is a very important element of a happy productive life, plan out times you have to wake up, get 8 hours a night. If you are tired, I assure you you cannot be productive. 5- Be mindful of what you eat- Do not take one bite of food without feeling gratitude that you can nourish yourself with a healthy meal. Choose organic, non-GMO food and relish in the knowledge that you are treating your body like the temple...
There’s A River Of Happiness……….Always

There’s A River Of Happiness……….Always

There’s A River Of Happiness……….Always A long time ago in my Kundalini yoga days of yore, Gurumukh, the esoteric and wonderful turban headed instructor told the class about the river of happiness. She said that it is always flowing but you are simply choosing to drink from it or not. There’s A River Of Happiness……….Always really? All this time I thought I was stuck in my own head, without an option of feeling bad or good. My body reacted to the information in that way it does when the truth is ringing loud and clear…..it’s a sort of vibration, an energy that is a huge indicator for me that I am being blessed with the exact data I need at the right time. What a beautiful way to make me understand that I needed to wake up and start being the awareness to my thought system and my very old and tired story about me. I used to get melancholy at dusk, even as a child, when the sun went down I would feel sad. My story was that I was stuck with this feeling forever….I don’t know how or why it came along, but it did so…..I owned it. When I started awakening out of the fog of my mental chatter, which was like a run-away train, There became an opening to receive information that I formerly would not even recognize as significant. I told my kids all the time when they were unhappy about this river, and they weren’t really ready for the information as they would just stare blankly at me. So one day when my Zen self had...