Monthly Archives: July 2016

Be Still and Know That I Am God

By: Gloria Marie

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“Be Still and Know That I am God” is probably one of the greatest verses in the Bible. This verse alone can help us deal with fear and anxiety. It reminds us to stop and focus on God alone. But, often in our crazy, busy, daily life we forget to practice that. We are usually more conditioned to accept the fear and anxiety as a part of our life struggles.

It has been said that Buddha did a whole silent lecture once. He merely gazed at a flower. The beauty in a flower is the same beauty we all have inside of us. It is our God nature that we can access if we become still.

Yesterday I had the privilege of driving through Yellowstone National Park. I was really lucky because I was not the one driving, I was fortunate to sit back and absorb the beauty of this great National Park. It was in the silence of the drive that I marveled how great God is and in the stillness I felt a part of the incredible beauty and nature that I saw.

The beauty was sometimes in the smallest of things. The way the sun was reflecting on a river, the different mineral colors in the mountains, or an elk quietly grazing or the perfect timing of Old Faithful geyser erupting every 90 minutes. My thoughts kept going to: Be still and know that I am God. I felt love, joy, and peace.

You can access this same feeling. One easy way is when difficulties arise, turn your thoughts to this beautiful phrase, “Be still and know that I am God.” Take a pause from your problems, focus on God. God does not work with the laws of this earth, he can and does perform miracles.

Another way is to spend time in nature in silence. Like Buddha, gaze at a simple flower, or leaf or tree. Begin to connect to your deepest, beautiful inner self. By practicing in this way, it will help you to connect with your inner self the next time you are filled with fear.

This week, when fearful thoughts arise, remember, “Be still and know that I am God.”

Two Most Powerful Words

By: Gloria Marie

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Our words carry tremendous energy and it is important to choose the words we put into the Universe carefully. Our words manifest into our lives. It takes diligence to become aware of this and to correct old habits. But, there are two words that can align you with the Divine. The two most powerful words are,” I AM.”

“I AM” is “God in Action.” When you say and feel,” I AM”, you are releasing God’s everlasting life flow into your life. Try saying this right now, “I AM unlimited.” “I AM love.” “I AM strong.”
How did that feel? By saying “I AM” you are using enormous power that is love, peace, beauty, harmony and opulence for life. Isn’t that what we all want?

I know I get stuck in a rut sometimes and do not choose my words wisely. I try to catch myself before I sink too far down and write some “I AM” affirmations. I write them down and say them out loud several times a day. I have had some amazing, wonderful experiences with the use of these two powerful words.

What is it that you would like to manifest more of in your life? Start with an “I AM” to align your thoughts with God’s Divine Energy. This is very great stuff.

The “I AM” opens the door to the tremendous love and energy of the Divine. One word of caution, you can SLAM the door shut just as easily by saying, “I AM not.” I am not prosperous. I am not well. I am not happy. This energy works both ways and that is why it is important to become aware of the words you use.

Also, be aware of saying affirmations like, “I AM sick.” You are reversing the principles of life. This is not a positive affirmation, but, it is an affirmation.

A lifetime of habits cannot be changed overnight, but, with awareness, change will begin. Think this over and start to incorporate it into your life. Keep that beautiful, powerful energy of God coming into your life.

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3 Ways to Stop Fear

By: Gloria Marie

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What we think is what we attract into our lives.  If we lived in an isolated area surrounded by the peaceful sounds and views of nature, it would probably be easier.  But, most of us live complicated lives and every day we face challenges.  Add to that the violence and hatred that we see in the news and trying to remaining positive and peaceful can be challenging. It is challenging, but, it is doable: try these 3 ways to stop fear the next time you feel yourself slipping.

The Law of Attraction simply put is: the thoughts, action and words we put out into the Universe, the exact thoughts, action and words will return to us. If we have fearful thoughts or thoughts of hate, we will attract more fear and negativity into our lives. They may come into our lives as a different form, but, they will come in.

Maybe you are trying to manifest abundance into your life. Guard your thoughts about abundance others have carefully. Envy or jealousy of others good fortune will not help you manifest abundance into your life.  God wants us all to live opulent, joyful lives.  There is plenty of abundance for everyone. If you are feeling envious of someone, try to bless them and feel happiness for them, you too deserve and can manifest the same.

It is the fear that we deal with on a daily basis that prevents us from leading happy, joyful lives. Our fears do not go away overnight; we have a life time of creating them. But, you can take charge of your thoughts and gradually pick away at them. Like a gardener weeding out a garden, you can pick out the fearful, negative habits from your mind.

3 Steps to Stop Fear

  1.  Meditate or pray at least once a day. In prayer and meditation, we learn to re-program out minds and align closer to God.  With God all things are possible.
  2. Spend time in nature. Nature is very healing. We can shut out the fear, the news, and our problems if just for a short time. Even a short time, we help us connect to our Inner Self and our soul.
  3. Do something loving for yourself. We cannot stop all the fear and hatred in the world, but, we can take steps to love ourselves and that love that you feel will go out into the world. Our bodies are made of energy and pure, positive energy will affect those around you. Instead of fear based energy, loving energy is healing. Take a long bath. Read an inspiring book.

 

What do you do to release fear?

 

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3 Ways to Help with Sadness

By: Gloria Marie

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One day this past week, I woke up sad. There was really no specific reason, it just was. We can have a very happy, fulfilled life, but, some day’s sadness can come over us. Perhaps a friend received a diagnosis or you are concerned about a family member. The news and world events that are tragic can also bring about this feeling. Try these 3 ways to help with sadness the next time you feel that way.

If you are feeling sad, it is alright, do not feel bad about it. Try to get in touch with your feelings instead of ignoring them. These tools can help you create a shift in your thinking so you do not keep descending to a deep, dark place. By shifting our energy, we are creating space for more positive thoughts to come into our mind.

Many times we are sad over something we have no control of. When I read about a mass shooting, I am sad, but, there is nothing I can do to bring the lost lives back to life. What I can do, is create positive energy around me and that will help heal others.

3 Ways to Help with Sadness
1. Write down ten things you are grateful for. Even if you are struggling now, you have something to be grateful for. You are reading this article which means you woke up today and you are breathing. Try to not list the ten obvious things, go deep. Gratitude centers you in the moment and allows God’s graces to flow to you.
2. Call a friend. If you are fortunate to have a buddy that lifts you up when you talk with them. Give them a call and let them know you are sad. Hopefully, they will listen non-judgmentally and give you that pick up you want. Do you have any friends like that? The kind of friend that you know will cheer you up or make you laugh. Treasure that friendship.
3. Watch an inspiring video or read an inspiring passage in a book. With the Internet, it would take only a little searching to find the perfect media to read or watch.

Remember that sadness will pass. The sun and blue sky are still behind every dark cloud.

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