Monday, May 29, 2017

Like thoughts attract like thoughts


Each and everyone of us is an electromagnetic sending and receiving station. Every moment in life we are emanating myriads of frequencies while at the same time we are being hit, on a moment-to-moment basis, by countless impressions from the world around us.

Which of these impressions we tune into is up to us.

We magnetically attract such thought waves from the mental atmosphere around us which correspond in character with the kind and nature of the prevailing thoughts in our own mind.

In other words: When it comes to our thoughts, like attracts like.

If we spend all day in (and thus radiate) fear and worry, we will magnetically attract into our electromagnetic sphere more and more things to fear and worry about. That’s why, „When it rains, it pours.“ Yet, if we spend all day in joy and love, that’s what we radiate and that’s what we’ll attract.
And this is why, if we want to be joyous and happy, the best thing we can do is just to be joyous, happy and grateful, no matter what may be going on around us. Even if a „million things“ seem to go wrong (due to our „old thinking“), just focus on the ones that go right and be joyously grateful for them (in this way starting your nucleus of „new thinking“).

It is all about generating the frequencies of joy and gratitude. It is all about getting into alignment with that which we want. And one way by which we accomplish this is to find something, howsoever small, to be grateful for. The moment we feel gratitude in our heart, we radiate gratitude. By perpetually focusing on things to be grateful for, by perpetually radiating joy and gratitude, unhappy things will soon begin to give us a wide berth. Why? Because waves of happiness literally repel and reject waves of unhappiness, and vice versa. This is the law.

The way out of unhappy circumstances, relationships and problems is to raise the frequencies of our thinking, feeling, speaking and acting life.

ACTION STEP: What are you habitually attracting into your life? Start thinking of your thoughts as magnets that attract their own. For the next 24 hours, think only (!) positive, uplifting thoughts. When a negative thought pops up, immediately replace it with a joyous thought. Repeat for 21 consecutive days.


Monday, May 15, 2017

The Three Questions

by Sarah Rudell Beach

Over 130 years ago, Leo Tolstoy published a short story that began with these words:
It once occurred to a certain king, that if he always knew the right time to begin everything; if he knew who were the right people to listen to, and whom to avoid; and, above all, if he always knew what was the most important thing to do, he would never fail in anything he might undertake.
I think that king is my spirit animal. If I just knew 1) when to do the things, 2) who to do the things with and for, and 3) which things to do, I’d have life all figured out.

Would YOU like to know these things, too? Then let me tell you the rest of the story…

Tolstoy’s king, being a wise, left-brain type, devised a clever solution: he announced he would give a great reward to the person who could answer his questions. The most educated men throughout his kingdom quickly arrived to share their wisdom.

The problem was, even though these were clearly the wisest men in the land, they all had different answers! On the first question —when to do the things– some said he should plan everything in advance, some said he must pay attention to everything all the time in order to know when to act, some said he should let his council decide all questions of timing, and others said only magicians can know the perfect timing of things!

And then there were all sorts of ideas about who the important people were — priests, council members, warriors, doctors — and LOTS of suggestions of the most important things to do — worship, research, train in warfare…

The king was frustrated — wasn’t there anyone in all the land who knew all the things?!?
So the king did what we all would do in such a situation — he took off on a journey into the woods to find a wise hermit who could answer his questions.
When he came upon the hermit, a frail man working with some difficulty in his garden, he immediately announced,
I have come to you, wise hermit, to ask you to answer three questions: How can I learn to do the right thing at the right time? Who are the people I most need, and to whom should I, therefore, pay more attention than to the rest? And, what affairs are the most important, and need my first attention?”
This being a cute fable, the hermit simply ignored him and continued his work. As the king noticed the hermit looked quite tired, he offered to take his spade and take over the digging. The hermit happily handed him his tools and rested for a while.

The king, after some time, repeated his questions, and, of course, the hermit said nothing.
And then, because this is a quirky old story, allofasudden the hermit and the king were startled by a man running out of the woods, clutching his bleeding belly and then collapsing in front of them! The king and the hermit immediately tended to the man’s significant injuries, and spent the rest of the night cleaning his wounds, changing his bandages, and offering sips of water.

In the morning, the man thanked the king profusely (and informed him, of course, that he had actually been in the woods to try to kill the king yesterday, to seek revenge, but instead had been attacked by the king’s bodyguard. He expressed his deep gratitude to the king for saving his life, though his intent the day before had been to kill him!)

The king, thankful to have made peace with his enemy, decided to head home, but sought out the hermit one last time to answer his questions.

To his surprise, the hermit told him, “You have already been answered!”
The king was shocked — the hermit had not answered him at all!

The hermit proceeded to tell him that when the king found him, the most important thing to do was to help him — for the hermit was weary, not to mention that if the king hadn’t stayed, his enemy would have caught him, and likely killed him. And when the man eventually burst forth from the woods injured, he became the most important person, and the most important thing to do was to help him — for then he never would have reconciled with his enemy.

The hermit told him,
Remember then: there is only one time that is important– Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power. The most necessary man is he with whom you are, for no man knows whether he will ever have dealings with any one else: and the most important affair is, to do him good, because for that purpose alone was man sent into this life!”
So, dear reader, we have our answers:
  1. When is the most important time to do the things? NOW.
  2. Who are the most important people? The ones we’re with NOW.
  3. Which things are the most important? The things we’re doing NOW, to help the ones we’re with NOW.
And a whole bunch of artists and dancers agree, so the hermit clearly knew what he was talking about:

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.Martha Graham
In magic – and in life – there is only the present moment, the now. … We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we are always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better…. Or else we think about the future, about what we are going to do tomorrow, what precautions we should take, what dangers await us around the next corner, how to avoid what we do not want and how to get what we have always dreamed of.Paolo Coelho.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Home Is Where the Heart Is

A turtle carries its home on its back, as humans we carry our home in our heart.
The word "home" has a wide variety of connotations. To some, home is merely a place where basic needs are addressed. To others, home is the foundation from which they draw their strength and tranquility. Still, others view home as a place inexorably linked to family. Yet all these definitions of home imply somewhere we can be ourselves and are totally accepted. There, we feel safe enough to let down our guard, peaceful enough to really relax, and loved enough to want to return day after day. However, these qualities need not be linked to a single space or any space at all. Home is where the heart is and can be the locale you live in, a community you once lived in, or the country where you plan to live someday. Or home can be a feeling you carry inside yourself, wherever you are.

The process of evolution can require you to undergo transformations that uproot you. Moving from place to place can seem to literally divide you from the foundations you have come to depend on. Since your home is so intimately tied to the memories that define you, you may feel that you are losing a vital part of yourself when you leave behind your previous house, city, state, or country. And as it may take some time before you fashion new memories, you may feel homeless even after settling into your new abode. To carry your home with you, you need only become your own foundation. Doing so is merely a matter of staying grounded and centered, and recognizing that the pleasures you enjoyed in one place will still touch your heart in another if you allow them.

Your home can be any space or state of being that fulfills you, provided you are at peace with yourself and your surroundings. A person can feel like home to you, as can seasons and activities. If you feel disconnected from what you once thought of as home, your detachment may be a signal that you are ready to move one. Simply put, you will know you have found your home when both your physical environment and energetic surroundings are in harmony with the individual you are within.

Daily Om - Madisyn Taylor