Today I am resurrecting a post from my personal blog from several years ago. It goes so perfectly with the intention of this blog and my resolve to uplift and inspire. See it through to the end!
August 9, 2012
I don’t often speak from the depths of my soul. I think most of the world will not understand. But maybe I’m not giving the world enough credit. We are each, after all, the same. And within each one of us is the gift to recognize truth, and good, and things that are of God, our creator.
So here is the secret of my soul. Here is the unsheltered reality by which I live. It is a painful thing to behold the world. The depth of unnecessary misery is torture to witness. I see a world of pain, where joy is meant to be. I see us creating our own disharmony. I see us intentionally manufacturing and attaching ourselves to dangerous distractions. I see us allowing the forces of evil to penetrate our hearts. I see us poisoning ourselves and our children. I see an, ironically, barbaric civilization. One that is so far distanced from its inhabitant’s pristine origins, it now sees them as barbaric, and shuns them. If a person dares to attempt to live as the Creator intended, he is weird, crazy, a “hippy.” A peaceful person who views the earth with wonder and gratitude, who treats others with love even when that love is harshly rejected, who nourishes himself from the earth and does not inflict violence on any living thing is so foreign to us we might actually fear him. We wouldn’t know how to relate to such an individual. But we are perfectly comfortable in our social circles, going on about which brand of crackers our children prefer, how to best clean our ovens, which fictional novel we are currently reading, what happened on last night’s episode of Bones… but none of this matters! Stop feeding your kids death! Stop poisoning your family with ovens and all that comes out of them! Stop filling the space of your mind with these distracting and often scandalous inventions of unrealistic existence! And, please, stop staring at flashing lights on a screen for hours a day, allowing your life to slip by while you live vicariously though someone else’s life, which may or may not even exist! Why allow your life to be wasted away? Because it’s all you’ve ever known? Because you’re not aware of what is real? Because it’s one of the few comforts you’re aware of? Because the way you live your life is so unnatural and as a result the stress so high you feel the need to zone out?
Stepping off the soap box now. Please realize my irritation is with myself. I am as guilty as anyone, and yet my consciousness is evolving. And as it evolves I find myself questioning the activities I choose to include in my daily life. I’m analyzing why I make the choices I do, what the payoff is, as well as the cost, and most importantly I’m asking myself if these things are serving greater good. Do I need them? Can I give them up? What might I replace them with?
The unfortunate truth is that we are natural beings living in a way that is completely unnatural to our species. We tend to prefer not to see ourselves in such a way, as “animals” so to speak, as part of nature. We surround ourselves with destruction. Do you get what I’m saying? We surround ourselves with DESTRUCTION. Take a moment right now to look at what surrounds you. How many things can you count that were created by the robbing of life? How many things were created in a factory? How many things were once living that are now dead? How many of these things will decay with time? How many are capable of their own reproduction? Are you surrounded by anything that is living in its pristine form? Human beings are meant to be part of the natural world. It is this world that was created for us. All things within it are intricately linked. All things work in harmony. Every needful thing is provided for us there. When we live true to our nature, we need not ask God for anything. We need only rejoice and praise Him with gratitude for all that he has given us from the beginning. Not because we ought to, not because He says, but because we would be so overflowing with the pure love available to us, that we would not be able to contain it!
What can we do, in our modern society, to tap into this joy? Here are a few ideas for you to condsider. Walk barefoot outdoors daily. Grow a garden. Eat food in the form in which it is offered from the earth. Cleanse the toxins of the modern world from your body via colon hydrotherapy and eating as mentioned previously. Make a habit of viewing your life with gratitude rather than despair. Allow enough quiet into your life that you can hear the whisperings of truth all around you. Choose to love others just as they currently are. MOVE your body. They are designed to be moving most of the day! Detach yourself from electronics as much as possible. Connect to the people, plants, and animals around you. Don’t allow fear to be a part of your experience. Where there is love and faith there is no fear. Get to know yourself. Find our callings in life. What are you most passionate about? What can you do to assist others? Go to bed with the sun and rise with it. Release the past, it is no longer happening. It only exists in our lives if we choose to hold on to it by focusing on it. Look for the growth opportunities in your suffering. Allow what’s in your heart to have a voice. Do not fear vulnerability. Do not concern yourself with that others think of you, they see through their own set of filters, they cannot know your true heart. But your Father knows it and loves it. Women, you are DIVINE! You are daughters of GOD! YOU are His greatest creation, the absolute pinnacle of perfection! You are equipped with gifts that enable you to take the world from its current state of destruction, back to its pristine origins. Bond yourselves together, there is power in numbers! Do not allow the forces of darkness to come between you and your sisters. Turn away from pettiness, judgment, superiority, control. Look at the people around you as people, not as objects. Every person you interact with is just like yourself, in fact they are a part of you. Treat them as such. Do not destroy God’s creations. Do not kill his animals. They have been entrusted to you and are here to serve you.
My only hope as I write this is that someone will come away pondering. Some spark will ignite in the depths of a soul which, as he focuses on it, will grow into a force for good in his life. Each life on this earth is an essential part of the big picture, the Master’s Plan, and if I have said anything that might bring more power to the forces of light, I have done well in the sight of my Creator. And ultimately, that is what matters.
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I saw a few people doing this experiment on Facebook and I thought it would be a really cool thing for my kids to see. I talk to them about the principals behind it all the time but we all know kids don’t learn best by us just talking to them, and I always love a good experiment. It’s a simple one- you just put some cooked rice into two jars, label one jar with positive words and the other with negative words. And then you wait. We waited about a week. I placed the jars about a foot apart from each other on the counter, and just to be sure I wasn’t swaying it I even put the positive jar on the side closest to the heat from the stove to stack the odds against it. But guess what? Love prevails, always.
Our thoughts and words are energy, just like everything else. Even words we write have energy. Positive energy carries a higher vibration and is promoting of life, while negative energy is the exact opposite. This test proves it. You may have heard of the experiments that have been done with water. One vial of water was exposed to positive energy and the other to negative and then drops of the water were frozen and examined under a microscope. The positive water made beautiful, symmetrical, structured patterns, while the negative water was a big old nasty mess.
Thinking back to the water before and after prayer in the video above, you might consider how praying over and blessing your food actually changes the molecular structure and makes it healthier for you.
Imagine then what negative thoughts do to your body, especially considering that your body is primarily water. If other living things respond to positive energy by becoming healthy, and respond to negative energy by essentially dying, it’s no wonder that our thoughts, emotions, words and actions can either create health or disease in our bodies.
Similarly, if you’ve ever studied muscle testing you will know that when presented with a negative thought or word our bodies will weaken, while a positive thought or word will strengthen us. Think about the language you use with yourself and with those around you. How are you impacting those closest to you? We literally build people up or tear them down by our words and even our thoughts. Even reading words will have this impact on us. Say you post a negative comment on a social media site… you are actually quite realistically dragging people down! So you might say, then, that you have the power to make the world a better place just by posting positive things, and thinking positive things, and speaking positive words. That’s amazing!
As always, my friends, BE love!
For as long as I can remember, my actions have not been in alignment with my heart. I almost always feel so much love and empathy for every living thing around me, but I’m short tempered, hasty, impatient, and reactive. I spent many years searching for a way to learn to be more loving. I read many parenting books, since this behavior came about when I was under stress, which is typically when I’m with my children. Most of the books offered great advice, assuming you could keep your cool, which I couldn’t. I studied Nonviolent Communication. I prayed my heart out about it frequently. I tried journaling it out. I went to counseling. I bought and checked out from the library countless books that I started reading and never finished. I had massage, SomatoEmotional Release, meridian, and polarity work done on me. I tried every method of relaxation I’ve ever heard of. I took herbal remedies… you get the point. The only thing that made any difference at all was when I started eating a vegetarian diet and working out, but I was still very angry and very reactive a lot of the time. For so many years I went to bed every night with a heart heavy with guilt, praying for forgiveness and asking for help to find a way that I can do better the next day. All I wanted was to be able to express the love that’s in my heart in my everyday words and actions. I wanted to not yell at or hit people anymore. I wanted to not freak out over the buildup of little stresses and injure my hand punching things when I lost control. I wanted to not eat in attempt to numb myself. I wanted to not be filled to the brim with rage. But I just couldn’t get around it, and I couldn’t let it go.
I may be minority here, but I have a feeling I’m not.
Well, recently I was led to something that has been a game changer, and it’s called The Emotion Code. You can get the ebook version for free here. It’s so simple to learn to use, and if you don’t want to learn it, no problem. There are practitioners all over the place and you don’t have to even be in the same state with them for this to work on you. I was halfway through reading the book the first time I used it. I had also watched this youtube video of it being done, so I had somewhat of an idea of how to do it properly. My son had had a headache every night for several days. He had been requesting that I do CranioSacral Therapy on him because that was helping somewhat. I’d started doing the CST releases when I had the thought that there might be an emotional cause. To keep a long story short and eliminate too many personal details for him, he ended up having a remarkable healing. The emotion causing the headache was abandonment and it came from shortly after his birth when he had had an issue with a little fluid in his lungs and had been separated from me to have medical tests done. He cried and cried as I instinctively held him. He seemed to have gone back to that moment in his life and was remember and releasing the trauma. We talked for a long time about the day of his birth and all that we both went through. The next day, for the first time ever, he was a fairly happy kid who didn’t throw fits constantly and beat up his siblings.
The next day, I decided to try it on myself. I’ll hold back the personal details here as well and just say that I did 3 releases on myself that day, and I have not been the same since. I do not yell at my kids anymore. I am not bitter and constantly snapping at my husband. I don’t feel angry. I no longer feel like I’m constantly in a rush and overwhelmed. I feel relatively balanced. I have had no reactive or violent outbursts. I am much more affectionate. I don’t feel like I’ve got a wall build around myself. I’m not constantly in pain from being so tense. I feel more like me than I ever have. I can’t express what a blessing this has been. My heart and my actions are so much closer to always being in alignment now. I’m very excited to learn more and get more practice in this method of healing.
If you have any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the most important aspect of my preparedness series- if you do nothing else, do this! We will need to be strong in faith to make it through the coming years. Miracles only happen through faith, and we will be heavily reliant on miracles.
Read the Scriptures– Whatever your faith, if you haven’t already made a daily habit of pouring over the scriptures with prayer and intention, do that immediately. The Scriptures are not merely stories from the past, they are stories of what is to come and give us the tools we need to fact the trials that lie ahead. You can read all the scriptures online here.
Exercise Faith in All Things– Right now we are being given simple opportunities to grow and prove our faith. Take advantage of those opportunities. These will be different for every person and specific to you. If you do not have the faith to be obedient over small things, you will not have the faith to endure and act in obedience over the big things that are to come.
Follow the Prophet– In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we have a living prophet, just as there was in Biblical times and in the church Jesus Christ set up on the earth during his mortal life. The prophet is the mouth piece for God. What the prophet says, do it. No exceptions. Obedience is a gift and a blessing. If you are unfamiliar with the living prophet on the earth today, Thomas S. Monson, you might check out past General Conference talks on LDS.org, or join us online or in any LDS meetinghouse on the first weekend of October and April every year.
Attend Church– This ties in with growing your faith. A lot of people are against organized religion- I get it, I truly do. I have felt that way myself. This is one way the adversary deceives us. It is essential we understand the purpose of gathering together, and it is NOT, I assure you, to brainwash us or put us in a box or any such thing. It is to strengthen us, instruct us, develop our faith and our spiritual gifts, and to give us a large body of people to rely on a draw strength from. Obviously, I’m partial to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have seen many miracles and received much witness that this is the Church of Christ restored in the last days. This church is very organized and has plans in place for the coming times. If you have any questions about the LDS Church, please email me at email@example.com.
Adhere to Covenants– A covenant is a two way promise. You don’t get the blessing promised without fulfilling your end of the bargain. Whatever covenants you’ve made, understand exactly what they involve and what the meaning is and make sure you are living your life in accordance. We also made covenants before we came to the earth, pray and follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit that you may achieve all that you came here to achieve.
Pray, and Listen– I can’t think of a greater gift than prayer and personal revelation. The two go hand in hand. Our Father in Heaven, out of love for us, gave us a lifeline while we’re here on the earth. He knew we would come up against insurmountable odds. Through prayer, we can call down angels to assist us and received answers to any questions we ask. Just be sure that when you pray, you pour out gratitude first and foremost, and when you’ve done that and have asked for those things you need and desire, listen. Prayer is not a one way conversation. The answer may not come immediately, though it sometimes does. Either way, the Lord hears you and the answer will come.
Choose Love– In all things and at all times. Love is more than something we feel or something we do, it is what we are. Love is the fabric of existence. Love, like all things, is energy. It is the energy with the highest vibrational value. When we choose love, we choose truth and light. With the escalation negative (low) energy vibration in the world we need to rise up in love to balance it. Loving others is also the most important thing Christ taught us.
Be Positive– Its best to practice positivity now while we are living in very comfortable circumstances. Any survivalist, or anyone who has gone through severe sickness or turmoil will tell you that keeping positive is key.
Have Gratitude– As an appendage to being positive, gratitude in all things. No matter how little we have, we always have something. Even if we’ve been stripped bare, lost all we hold dear, are lying in the snow freezing and starving to death, we still have a tremendous amount to be thankful for. Always, always, always keep a thankful heart.
Fast– Fasting is a sacrifice that adds to prayer as well as a spiritual and physical cleanse. Fasting brings about miracles. It is a very powerful tool. See Helaman 3:35 in The Book of Mormon
Be Ready to Share– Nothing we have is ours. Everything we are granted is given to us by the Lord and can easily be taken away. We are meant to share the things given to us. Be willing to live the Law of Consecration, to share your talents and the fruits of your labors equally with others.
Pay Tithing– Tithing is a necessary part of receiving temporal and spiritual blessings. It isn’t as much about where the money is going as it is about your own personal act of obedience. Tithing is especially important when you don’t have much to live on. Remember the widow’s mite? The Lord knows our circumstances, and if you give, you will receive. For as long as I have paid tithing, regardless of circumstance, I have always had my needs met, even when it made no sense on paper as to where the money came from.
Get Out of Consumer Debt– Debt is bondage and it drags down our integrity. I strongly encourage you to get out of debt as quickly as possible. Dave Ramsey has great tips as to how to do that, even if you don’t have a lot of money to spare.