Friday, March 16, 2012

Look Within

The following piece has been around the internet a few times, and I'm sure, like me, you laughed when you read it:

I was having an out of body experience and almost astral traveled away yesterday, so I grounded myself, did some toning and got centered with the help of my spirit guides and then the phone rang, and sensing the negative vibrations, I threw the I-Ching and checked my numerology chart, nearly having a primal, but my energy was too blocked. I used self-hypnosis to go into a past life regression, but only went to age three. I found my wounded inner child there, plus a spirit attachment and alien implant. I thought about exorcism, but couldn’t bring myself to let go of the attachments.
So I did some bioenergetics and self-parenting, took some flower essence and ate an organic oat bran ginseng muffin, but my inner child wasn’t feeling nurtured yet. To fix this, I had a Rice Dream Frozen Pie, which, of course, made me hyper, so I did the relaxation response technique I had just learned at the Self Healing Angst Tree Defoliating Center while listening to my subliminal tapes.
But that left me feeling depersonalized, so I did some polarity work, foot reflexology and therapeutic touch, then rebirthed myself, and called Moon Beam, my body worker, to make an appointment for a Shiatsu/Reiki/Rolfing/Feldenkreiss/Japanese deep tissue massage. Unfortunately, she flaked out and never returned my call, so I decided to energize my crystals and did some positive imagery because all my visualization techniques and affirmations made my space feel invaded. It was then that I realized Mercury was retrograde, and the solar flares were at a high intensity level.

It goes on for about 3 more paragraphs. This morning when I read it again, it wasn't so funny. I realized many of us might not go to such extremes, but this is, in essence, what we do ... we look outside of ourselves for help, comfort, guidance, etc..

Now I'm not saying there's anything wrong with this, or any of these modalities, but in the piece above you can see the person thinks the Power is outside of themselves. They are dependent upon outer stimuli to bring themselves into alignment. Truth is - there is only one thing that really works - going within -- and that means meditation and affirmative prayer. (at least in my Reality)

Many people try a modality and do it for a week or so, and if they're not getting the results they want, they quit and try something else. Spirituality is like exercise - it takes consistency, time and discipline. We might feel a bit better physically after walking every day for a week, yet if we stop, our bodies revert to where they were. We begin to realize exercise is best as part of our daily routine - something we'll be doing for the rest of our lives. Meditation and affirmative prayer (or any modality) feel wonderful after a week, yet if we stop there, we revert back to our old ways of thinking and feeling. I believe we ought to pick one thing, and do it consistently for at least 3 or 4 months to see what effect we create with it and how it feels. If it's working, keep it up. For me, meditation and affirmative prayer have been part of my daily routine for years, and will be for the rest of my life!

Ernest Holmes wrote in the Science of Mind Magazine: "We generally seem to resist change, even that which is better for us.  We also appear to resist being what we really are.  We need to learn carefully and surely to permit ourselves to accept the fuller expression of the Mind that is within us." 

This Mind is Divinity Itself. It is within and wants to express Itself more fully as YOU!

Do your spiritual practices and keep up the Go(o)d work!

There is that within me that is so powerful. It is the Universe Itself. It is the Divine Substance that is all things.

I now honor this Presence by choosing a spiritual practice and spending the time, consistently, to open myself up to It. As I do this, I find that my life becomes balanced. Through this greater awareness of The Divine, I bring more prosperity, health, love and right livelihood into my experience. I attract people of like mind. I am living in Grace.

How grateful I am to have realized that I do not have to look outside of myself for any of these things. Everything is within me, because that's where the Divine is. How grateful I am to experience Peace.

I release these words into the Law of Mind knowing they are so, and so it is.