Monday, April 27, 2015

DISCOVERING THE PATH TO REAL LOVE



Ramona opened the meeting by welcoming guests and asking updates and successes since the last meeting.

EddieConner led the group in a meditation.

The opening video was a segment from the DVD of the Mediterranean cruise of 2013 entitled “Is it OK to want a perfect partner?” Since this is a DVD segment a link is not available.

Ramona passed out a pivoting worksheet to help resolve relationship issues.  Pick a relationship with which you have an issue.  On the left side of the worksheet, list as many things as you can that you don’t like about that person, or have a problem with.  On the right side of the worksheet write the exact opposite of the unwanted entry using positive terms.  Fold the sheet down the middle so you see only the wanted side.  Study the wanted side every morning or nighttime for twenty-one days and watch the attributes on the wanted side show up. This exercise can be done with anything – relationships, money, job, health, or even on yourself. There is more on pivoting in the book “Ask and it is Given” by Jerry and Esther Hicks.

To open yourself up to the path to real love, it is important to love yourself first. Believe you are deserving of someone’s love, and learn to love yourself first. Then you can open yourself up to receiving someone else’s love. When you love yourself, others will want to come to you because they see that love in you and want what you have.

Ramona shared an experience with a member of our Burbank group.  We were talking about love when one member shared that she does not know how to love herself. She stumbled thinking of things she even liked about herself. The group spoke up listing things they love about her. One recommendation was to play the alphabet game where you think of an attribute you like about yourself for each letter of the alphabet. I am attractive, I am beautiful, I am caring, I am delicious, etc. That evening completely changed her outlook on herself to where she is posting on Facebook and now beams self-love.

Last year we provided the group with a “What I Love About Myself” chart. It is a wonderful exercise to discover the things we do not realize we love about ourselves. The result - you will feel better about yourself and love yourself more than before the exercise.

The formative years – everything that happens around us from conception through about age 9 or 10 (or later) gets “recorded” in our brains. Things that happen to us later in life get responses based on the information stored in our brains from those formative years. These prerecorded responses affect how we view ourselves and our relationship with others.

When you have issues with self-love, what can we do to help ourselves?  Meditate images of love coming to us; affirmations, but make sure we are on a high flying disc before reciting the affirmation; exercise; walk on the beach or get out into nature; play with your pets. In all self-love work, the key is to neutralize the negatives and refill the void with positive vibrational matches.

Another technique that works is to close your eyes and get into a meditative state. Think of a person you love. Experience the strong feelings you have for that person and then replace that person with an image of yourself.

Practice Louise Hay mirror work first thing every day.  Place a note on your mirror such as “Say something nice to me” or “You are beautiful” or better yet “I love you”. If you have trouble with this technique, pick something you like about yourself to start loving, such as your eyes. Then expand the love to other features until you can say you love your entire self. Looking in the mirror first thing in the morning is also a good way to see how in alignment you are.

In relationships with others, look at what you do right to love yourself and project that love to the other person. Be present at all times with those you love and leave the baggage behind. When you are having issues with others look for all that is right about the person – things you love about them and memories of great times together. The more you do this they will either rise up to match your vibration or vibrate out of your life. 

Abraham’s newest definition of unconditional love is; “Find love regardless of the condition. Then look at what you are inspired to see."

What do you do when you have lost the love of your life and want to replace that loving feeling? First you must love yourself. Then be clear on what you want. Think of all the positive characteristics from your lost relationship that you would like to see in your next one. Remember all the wonderful things your partner did; the qualities he or she had that you loved beyond belief. Just thinking of those characteristics will raise your vibration which will serve to attract people with those characteristics. Do not expect to replace the lost relationship with exactly the same person. Instead you will get someone different but with the beautiful parts you so loved. Keep your vibration high and you will attract the relationship you want and deserve.

Ramona closed the meeting with a beautiful Lake Michigan sunset and these thoughts from Abraham:

“Your greatest value to others is when you are joyful. Your greatest value to others is when you are connected. Your greatest value to others is to be radiantly healthy. Your greatest value to others is when you are happy. Your greatest value to others is to have and do all the things that are important to you. And as you are living that and vibrating that-- then you are a catalyst that is inspiring others to an awareness of that.”

Our next meeting will be June 1.

Monday, November 10, 2014

REMEMBER "ALL IS WELL" REALLY!



Ramona opened the meeting by welcoming guests and asking updates and successes since the last meeting.

Eddie Conner led the group in a meditation reminding us that "All is Well".

The opening video was a segment from the DVD of the Mediterranean cruise of 2013.
Ramona read part of Jim Carrey’s commencement address at the Maharishi University. The link to a You Tube video containing the entire speech may be viewed at Jim Carrey's Speech. His speech was all about the law of attraction without mentioning it by name, as indicated by these excerpts.
  •      Many of us choose their path in life out of fear disguised as practicality.
  •      There are two choices in life – love or fear.
  •      So much of what we really want seems out of reach and ridiculous. Ask the     Universe for it anyway.
  •      Fear is going to be a player in your life. You choose how much of a player it will be.
  •      You can hope for something or have faith that it will work for you.
  •      Hope walks through fire; Faith leaps over it.
  •      Life doesn’t happen to you. It happens for you.
  •      Jim Carrey’s father could have been a great comedian but he did not believe it was possible. So, he took a safe job as an accountant then latter was laid off.
  •      You can fail at what you don’t want to do, so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love.
  •      Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Let the Universe know what you want. Relax and dream up your good life and let go of how it comes to pass.
The evening's discussion was "Remember - All is Well"

Wobbling can happen when we want something. Wobbling is a contradiction to what we really want that keeps surfacing. For example, we can manifest properly, but then wobble by asking ourselves if we are ever going to get it; or if we say something like “I want it, but will I really get it?”

Feeling the need for something more than what we currently have causes us to orchestrate our path. It is like trying to step on a path that is not there yet. That is rushing things and requires too much effort. Just relax and remember our desires will be fulfilled by the Universe, but the Universe will determine the timing, not us.

Lay new pipes instead of trying to unclog the old, rusty ones. Sometimes our old systems just don’t work. Laying new pipes can develop new beliefs and new habits that work.

How you feel matters most. It is a wonderful thing when we reach that place that how we feel matters most because then we will never rush something.

We can’t change things until we shift into a higher flying disc.  When we shift higher we gain more momentum. Practice feeling good for the joy of feeling good because this keeps us in the flow.

Abraham says that if they were standing in our physical shoes they would slow it down a bit. They would focus upon the things that they know for sure. They would practice the thoughts of worthiness. They would practice the thoughts of love and well-being. They would practice the thoughts that feel good.

Abraham wants us to care about how we feel first and foremost, and then from that place of alignment we can start focusing into the world in a way that is so productive and beneficial to ourselves and to the world.

Look for things that we appreciate from where we are. This will put us into a place of perfect allowing, even when we are not yet manifesting all that we want.

Make a list of the kind things people have said about you and keep that list close to your heart.
Say to yourself “I am right on track.” There is nothing amiss here.

Everything is unfolding perfectly. I am perfect where I am and gravitating to something that will satisfy me even more. That’s the attitude.

Michele read a story entitled “Praising You” about a tribe in Africa that had an interesting ritual. In the Babemba tribe, when a person acts irresponsibly or unjustly, he or she is placed in the center of the village, alone and unfettered. All work ceases and every man, woman and child in the village gathers in a large circle around the accused individual. Then each person speaks to the person, one at a time, about all the good things the accused person has done in his lifetime. Every incident, every experience that can be recalled with any detail and accuracy is recounted. All his or her positive attributes, good deeds, strengths and kindnesses are recited carefully and at length. The tribal ceremony often lasts several days.


Ramona suggested the following challenge:  No one prevents us from creating such a circle for ourselves, and we can do it all ourselves, and it can be empowering. And we don’t have to wait until we behave “irresponsibly or unjustly,” we can stand in this circle any moment, including right now!
We can imagine a circle of all the people who knew/know us, loved/love us, our children, friends, parents. We are actually in a better position than those tribe participants because we can imagine any people who are an inspiration to us, whether they be in physical or non-physical. And then hear what they say to us, how they praise us, – as much as we enjoy listening to it.
 
Georgia shared a Compassion Exercise she received from The Avatar Times. 
Instructions: This exercise can be done anywhere that people congregate (airports, malls, parks, beaches, etc.)  It should be done on strangers, unobtrusively, from a distance.  Try to do all five steps on the same person.  Expected results are a personal sense of peace.
Step 1.  With attention on the person repeat to yourself:  “Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness for his/her life.”
Step 2.  With attention on the person repeat to yourself:  “Just like me, this person is trying to avoid suffering in his/her life.”
Step 3.  With attention on the person repeat to yourself:  “Just like me, this person has known sadness, loneliness and despair.”
Step 4.  With attention on the person repeat to yourself:  “Just like me, this person is seeking to fulfill his/her needs.”
Step 5.  With attention on the person repeat to yourself:  “Just like me, this person is learning about life.”

Michella offered this excellent video on alignment.  Abraham-Hicks  -  A Game of Alignment!  

Pam was excited about her newest dance accomplishment and offers the following link of her doing the Tango.  Pam’s Tango Link.

The closing video was  Abraham Time to Chill. 

Our last meeting of the year will be the Holiday HFD Celebration which will be a Pot Luck on December 7.  If you are planning on joining us for this Hoiday event, make sure you RSVP on our Meet Up link