Words of Wisdom

if you want to change you have to be willing

Wisdom

Ready for a change?

1. Acknowledge your innate power
2. Have a look at what you really want.
3. With thought, discipline and control, actively exercise your will to direct your life in the way you choose.
4. Be fair, honest and sensitive to yourself and others.

Three Eternal Universal Laws

The first law, the Law of Attraction says: That which is like unto itself is drawn.

The second law, the Science of Deliberate Creation says: That which I give thought to and that which I believe or expect—is. You get what you are thinking about, whether you want it or not.

The third law, the Art of Allowing says: I am that which I am, and I am willing to allow all others to be that which they are.

Lakota Proverb

“We are earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars. Our quest, our earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation, only in the mind.”

Native American Proverb

“Everything on Earth is borrowed. There is no mine or yours. there is only ours. Even time is borrowed. We kill over a plot of land that belongs only to our Mother Earth. All you have is what you came with and what you will leave with: your spirit.”

The Ten Native American Commandments:

Remain close to the great spirit

Show great respect for your fellow beings

Give assistance and kindness wherever needed

Be truthful and honest at all times

Do what you know to be right

Look after the wellbeing of mind and body

Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect

Take full responsibility for your action

Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good

Work together for the benefit of all mankind

Stages of Life

“Thoroughly unprepared we take the step into the afternoon of life; worse still, we take this step with the false assumption that our truths and ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie.”

~Carl Jung

Levels of Thought

The first (lowest) level is negative thought. This is critical, angry, fearful, egotistical and lazy: it will breed only sadness and unease.

The next level is wasteful thought, in which we tend to brood over the past. We worry about what has or might have been, and spend time feeling anxious about the things that we can’t control.

Then, necessary thought, such as “I might buy food,” and “I must pick up my child from school.”

The highest level though is positive thought. This breeds peace, love and creativity and encourages harmony and happiness.

By becoming aware of these levels, we can free our thoughts through choosing to elevate them to the highest level, thus liberating them from the shackles of habituation.

The Ten Commandments

1. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). We should do “all things with an eye single to the glory of God” (D&C 82:19). We should love and serve the Lord with all our heart, might, mind, and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5; D&C 59:5).

2. “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image” (Exodus 20:4). Idols can represent many definitions and possible meanings. Some people believe in not bowing before images or statues while others may believe idols represent things such as money, excess material possessions, ideas, or prestige.

3. “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain” (Exodus 20:7).


The REIKI Principles

Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings
Just for today I will not worry.
Just for today I will not be angry
Just for today I will do my work honestly
Just for today I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing

Reiki = Rei (Universal Vital Energy), Ki (Individual Vital Energy)

A Ten-step Plan to Improve your Life

From the book “Your Body Believes Every Word You Say: The Language of the Body/Mind Connection” (Self-Help Experiment #3) By: Barbara Hoberman Levine

Purpose: A daily routine that will improve the quality of your life. Gandhi is reported to have said. “Total effort, total victory.”

Instructions

  1. Keep a journal of your feelings every day.
  2. Join a support group that meets at least once a month. Every week is better if you are in crisis or ill.
  3. Live an hour at a time.
  4. Meditate, pray or listen to music at least once or twice a day.
  5. Do some form of physical exercise each day.
  6. Eat what you believe is a good diet.
  7. Give thanks to a higher power for the good in your life. Give thanks, too, for the trials you face. Learn something from them.
  8. While looking in the mirror, repeat aloud, “I love you (add your name).” Occasionally do this in front of a mirror while naked. Notice any negative judgements you have about yourself and cancel them.
  9. Hug at least one person every day.
  10. Tell at least one person every day that you love them.

Balance Your Being

Balance is essential. We must have balance and a center to our being. Any feeling of neediness that pulls us in the direction of someone other than ourselves pulls us away from our center. When a feeling of neediness becomes strong in your mind, establish a boundary that it can’t cross. Decide and declare that this need has to stay inside the boundary of you to be fulfilled. It cannot go out in the world and look for someone or some situation to remedy it.

10 Rules For A Happy Day

1) TODAY I WILL NOT STRIKE BACK…

If someone is rude, if someone is impatient, if someone is unkind, I will not respond in a like manner.

2) TODAY I WILL BLESS MY ‘ENEMIES’

If I come across someone who treats me harshly or unfairly, I will quietly ask the higher power to bless that individual. I understand “enemies” could be a family member, neighbor, co-worker or stranger.

3) TODAY I WILL BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT I SAY…

I will carefully choose my words being certain that I do not spread gossip. I will be mindful of what I am saying and how it is coming across so that I do not unintentionally hurt others.

4) TODAY I WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE…

I will find ways to help share the burden of another person.

5) TODAY I WILL FORGIVE…

I will forgive any hurts or injuries that come my way.

6) TODAY I WILL DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE, BUT I WILL DO IT IN SECRET…

I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another.

7) TODAY I WILL TREAT OTHERS THE WAY I WISH TO BE TREATED…

I will practice the golden rule. “Do unto others as I would have them do unto me” —with EVERYONE I encounter.

8) TODAY I WILL RAISE THE SPIRITS OF SOMEONE WHO IS DISCOURAGED…

My smile, my words, my statement of support, can make the difference to someone who is wrestling with life.

9) TODAY I WILL NURTURE MY BODY…

I will eat less and I will only eat healthy foods. I will thank the higher power for my body.

10) TODAY I WILL GROW SPIRITUALLY…

I will spend a little more time in prayer and meditation today. I will begin reading something spiritual or inspirational; I will find a quiet place at some point during this day and listen to wisdom that comes from the divine.

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