In this current political season, it is easy to see other people’s attachment. And hopefully, that allows us to also see our own.
Does being attached serve anyone? Does it help the situation? Is that #aworldthatworksforeveryone ?
Change your thinking, change your life
In Science of Mind, we have a catch-phrase: Change your thinking, change your life. This means that if there is something in our lives that we want to change, we can change how we think about it and thus bring a different result in our lives. This works in any area you can imagine, from health to work to inter-personal relationships to finances and more.
Do you feel sometimes like your outside doesn’t match your inside? Do you ever struggle with what to wear? I did, until I made my outside match my inside.
Subtle In a Bold Society
“Some art shouts at your from across the room; this whispers for you to come closer.”
An art teacher my freshman year of college said that about my drawing when the class had posted our work on the wall. At the time, I thought he was saying my drawing was insignificant, which fit my image of myself and my artwork. I figured if I could do it, anyone could. Other drawings looked so bold and alive. My teacher was telling me that my art was powerfully subtle. My painting made my outside match my inside.
Not how you were born, but how you got to the place you are now in life.
Why you think the way you do? Why you see the world the way you do? And why other people don’t see it the same way? In other words, how did you get here? How did life get to be the way it is?
Your Belief Soup – How did it get here?
It may seem like common sense, but most of us don’t realize that each one of us grew up in a different soup of beliefs from parents, birth order, teachers, circumstances, expectations, and the like. All of that shaped who we are. And sometimes life moves too fast to examine some of the things that we assume to be true. Looking at those beliefs as they come up helps us understand the question: How did I get here? Continue reading “How Did I Get Here?”
How spiritual are you when you get cut off on the freeway?
In recent months, I have heard that phrase “cut off” so frequently and seen people listening nod their heads in recognition that I started to wonder what that meant. I don’t see that happening around me.
Recently I sat with someone to pray after service who deeply wants to feel to connect with her inner knowing or Spirit, but cannot believe that it’s true. She couldn’t let it in. She couldn’t let herself feel it. Since these are 5 minute meetings, I didn’t have time to ask how it got to be that way, but I knew exactly how it felt when I didn’t believe, when Faith was a fairy tale that couldn’t possibly be true.
Maybe it’s because I’m a chick – and I use that term in the most endearing way- but I like a good chick flick and have always been averse to action flicks. I know, I know, not ALL guys like action movies, but I’m looking at the overall preferences here. If you are a guy who likes a good chick flick, then maybe you can relate. I watch all that fighting and chasing, and wonder when they are going to get to the point. I find the violence and adrenaline quite tedious and tiresome, always feeling like there’s already too much discord in the world. I don’t really need to watch more of it on the big screen or the little screen.
What is spiritual coaching? You’ve heard of sports coaches, business coaches, weight loss coaches, health coaches, personal coaches and more. Have you ever thought about Spiritual Coaching for the most important part of your life?
Is It Working On Your Own?
Take a moment and ask yourself. Are you content with the way you view the world? With yourself? With your relationships? Your work? Your health? With the direction that your life is going?
Is there something that you have always wanted to accomplish, but something seems to be standing in the way?
Do you know where to start to change that?
Imagine… If everything in your life was perfect, if you had everything you need and want, if you unconditionally accepted yourself, how would that feel?
You may have heard of hidden beliefs. But what is a hidden belief? What does that mean? How the heck can a belief be hidden? Wouldn’t I know my own beliefs?
Well, yes, and no.
What Is a Hidden Belief and How Can a Belief Be Hidden?
Of course we know most of our beliefs. These are the conscious beliefs like whether you believe in God or some universal Intelligence, and how you might describe or sense that Presence.
You probably know your political beliefs, your beliefs in what is right and wrong and your beliefs about how to raise your children. These are beliefs that we are aware of and use to make choices and decisions in our lives.
A hidden belief could also be called a subconscious belief. It’s in our blind spot. But make no mistake, just like a car in your blind spot, it can wreak havoc if you don’t know it’s there. These beliefs also affect our thoughts, what we notice and even our choices, every bit as much as a conscious belief.