Monday, June 30, 2014

GIVING YOUR OLD THOUGHT PATTERNS AN UPGRADE!



Ramona welcomed members and guests and introduced EddieConner who provided another provocative meditation.  

Eddie Conner will be visiting West Michigan in a couple of weeks. For information on his classes and readings, please contact Ramona through our meetup site.

Along with Eddie, one of our long time members who lives in the Baltimore area, Jane Rohde, will be driving here on her Harley Tri-Glide as a fund raiser for Bastion, a community that is being developed in New Orleans for wounded warriors, who have survived Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and/or single/multiple amputations, and their families. Donations to this cause to support those who have protected our freedom at personal expense can be made through (www.GoFundMe.com/janes-ride-for-bastion). 

After sharing some success stories using Law of Attraction principles, we viewed Abraham-Hicks Thinking – as Choosing Your Thoughts.  

The quality of our day is determined by the vibrational frequency of our thoughts. In effect, we become our thoughts. If those thoughts are negative, we need to take responsibility for them since we created them, but all is not lost. We can change those thoughts by pivoting to more positive thoughts. 

Thoughts are activated by the attention we give them. The more attention, the more momentum – whether good or bad. It’s simply our choice. But what do we do when those negative thoughts are being promulgated by a coworker, friend or family member? Remember that those negative thoughts and comments are someone else’s vibration, not our own. We just need to maintain our higher frequency vibration. They will eventually observe that we are not on the same wave length as they are. 

To change our vibration, it may help if we look at everything as a gift – even the negative people in our lives.  When we see what we don’t want, it helps us determine what we do want. Another tool is to think of all our life experiences as bringing either joy, or laughter, or strength to our inner being.

When faced with lack in an area of our lives, ask yourself “Why am I so abundant in other areas of my life?” Make a list of what is abundant. Remember how you manifested that abundance in other areas. For example, when faced with a lack of money, don’t think about having money in the bank because that thought is actually thinking about what you don’t have. Rather, think about things you have manifested in the past and picture those objects as already having them. Create a new story and work every angle of that story to support abundance. 99% of our manifestations happen before we see them. Play the “Wouldn’t it be wonderful” game and expect wonderful things to happen to you.

What do we do when we are faced with low frequency thoughts? (Not enough time or money, health, coworkers, past relationships). One idea is to “Put a face on it”. When the ugly thought comes to mind, picture it with an ugly face, like one from a horror movie. Make that ugly face the trigger that tells you to stop the ugly thought and switch to a better feeling one. When you stop telling the “Woe is me” story, a better story will appear.

Remember the 17 second rule. If you can stop thinking a negative thought before 17 seconds has elapsed, it will not take root and you can change to a better feeling one.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

ACTIVATING LOVE AND ABUNDANCE



Ramona welcomed the group and introduced Eddie Conner via Skype for the meditation.  After member updates and introduction of new members, the opening video “Love Yourself intoAlignment”, which discusses laying new pipes, was shown.  

How do we activate love in our lives?  Some suggestions were to give love and you will get love in return; practice love and appreciation; love yourself first; pick out the parts you love about yourself and delete the rest; as soon as you awake start a list of everything you encounter that day that you see feel and hear; ignore whatever others say about you that may bring you down; ask yourself about the positives in your life; think about the things you love in life like your pets, kids, grandchildren or nature in general; pivot out of your bad thought process to get to a higher disc; do whatever gives you joy; do not take the comments or actions of others personally; if you have a problem go to that person and ask “Is everything OK between us?”; when someone compliments you accept it and thank them because putting yourself down or humbling yourself dishonors the other person; just say thank you and appreciate the compliment; tell a different story; remember not to look back because that’s not where you are going; and make promises to yourself on how you want to live (I promise to love, appreciate, listen carefully, etc.).

How do we attract abundance into our lives?  Several members recommended a book entitled “A Happy Pocket Full of Money” by David Cameron Gikandi. Some suggested actions were to show gratitude for everything you receive; write a new story; Source knows you deserve it so you should know that you deserve it; generosity breeds abundance; watch You Tube Abraham meditation videos; remember the times in your life when you attracted abundance; write down what you want but make sure you are in a feel-good place when you write it. Also remember the Abraham quote from the Stamford meeting on 9-28-13.  Referring to vibrational currency as well as monetary, Abraham said "The more of it that you spend out the bottom the more of it comes back in the top."

Ramona read a quote from Abraham “Today, no matter where I am going, no matter what I am doing, no matter who I am doing it with, it is my dominant intent to stay on my high flying disc!”

The closing video was “Grateful – A Love Song to theWorld”. Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody. Inspired by the 21-day Gratitude Challenge, the song is a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. 

The next event is the live-feed pot luck this Sunday, June 8. The next meetup will be Monday, June 30.

Monday, April 28, 2014

HOW GOOD ARE YOU WILLING TO LET YOUR LIFE BE?



After introduction of guests by Ramona, Eddie Conner led the group through a guided meditation.  We associated the feeling of “good life” with thoughts of beauty in the Universe such as forests, meadows, lakes and waterfalls. Then each time we see an image of beauty we say to ourselves “good life” and reactivate the wonderful feeling.

Ramona asked the group to share what they appreciate in their lives and many beautiful experiences were described.

The opening video was “It’s time for me to be Happy!”  where the main message was to love life and you will feel happy.

Are you ready to have a happy life? What would you do to make your life happier? Here are some thoughts from the group:

Let go of old thoughts patterns that no longer serve you; let go of things that don’t matter; realize that material thing don’t matter – when in the possession of others they can make you jealous; stop working so hard and travel instead; play; be outside; hang out with friends; enjoy good food; read more books; walk through nature preserves; enjoy your hobbies; go fishing; do not attach yourself to expectations – go general; let go and be in the present moment; resist the natural desire to want more; believe the Universe will provide what you need.

A member said some people, primarily relatives, are jealous of her when she is on the high flying disc (HFD). The example was an elderly parent whose health is beginning to fail. The relatives see only the bad and not the good. They see our member as unrealistic and oblivious to what’s really happening in their view. We suggested she remind them of the good she sees in this parent, and remind them of the good times, not allowing their feelings to bring her down to their LFD.  The best answer is to not join them. Eventually they will either rise to your level or you will vibrate them out of your life.

Ramona discussed the 30-day challenge presented in a previous meeting and asked for updates. (The 30-day challenge is available at the end of this blog entry). Most responders said they felt wonderful. The key is to do what’s necessary to make yourself feel good when you awake. The best way is to do some fun things you like at night so you sleep better and wake up refreshed and on your HFD. Here are some thoughts of fun things to do at night:

Art; read comic strips; listen to Pandora’s comedy channel; listen to music; read; do crossword puzzles or Sudoku; think about summer and boating; meditate; go bicycling or motorcycling; write a story; go hiking; spend time with pets; review the “nuggets of greatness” in your life.

A member suggested a book available on Amazon entitled “Drivingwith the Brakes On” by Bill Murphy. 

Ramona recited a short poem from Hafiz:
Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living conditions.

Remember that what you love is loving you back, like a pet. See yourself as a ball of light and love. Visualize sending a similar ball to others, especially those with whom you have a problem or those who are just in need of love and light. It makes you feel better about them and yourself. And enjoy life by sharing good times with family, friends and pets. Play together; sing together; eat meals together. Just have fun.

The closing video was “Life is Good”. 

The 30-day challenge
1. Set forth the intention to slumber into your alignment with source, which you always do.  And then set forth the intention that when you awaken in the morning, you will just slide back into this physical body in an attitude of appreciation.

2. Before you sleep, go through a list of things that are very easy for you to appreciate so you set the tone of the environment into which you will reemerge into in the morning.

When you awaken in the morning…
1. Lie in your bed and move over, and move through your mind this list of things that you are appreciating.

2. And then go right from there to brushing your teeth and doing whatever you need to do immediately,

3. Then go right to your chair of meditation and bring yourself again into vibrational alignment with well-being. Only this time you’re not doing it because you are asleep, you’re wide awake, and you are tuning yourself to the vibration of who you are.

4. Then get up from your meditation chair and go right to the kitchen and find something that is delicious and refreshing to eat. And as you are eating it, sit with an attitude of appreciation.

5. And once you’ve finished eating your delicious meal, whatever it might be, then sit with your paper and pen and make a list of things that you appreciate. Just write the things that flow forth from you easily.

Note: Don’t make it a list of things you should appreciate; but rather the things that you do appreciate. And if you will do that tomorrow and the next day and the next day and the next day…. Before you know it, in 30 days, you will have set the tone of seeing the world through the eyes of source in a way that you have never done before. And then you will not be asking us what it’s like to be pure positive energy, because you’ll know it viscerally. You’ll feel it in every fiber of your being!