Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Choosing Our Reality With Power - Monday, September 20, 2010

The group rejoiced when Kimberly walked in and we were able to move her photo from "intention" to "Manifested" on our manifesting board.

The opening meditation - Unlimited Thinking Meditation by Orin and DaBen
I take a deep breath in, drawing in light from everywhere in the universe as I do.
I link my mind with my higher mind simply by having the intention to do so.
I call my higher self to me, feeling its light all around me. I begin to expand into the light of my higher self, filling myself with light and love.
I think of an area of my life I would like to change such as health, relationship, career, or a money issue.
I start to change this area by changing the way I think about it, and by using my imagination in positive ways. As I hold this area in my mind, I imagine how I would like this area to be.
I picture even more and better than I originally imagined in this area.
Using my imagination I expand the possibilities for this area of my life.
If any thought comes up that says I can't have this, I surround it with the light of my higher self until it dissolves.
I create several positive thoughts about why I may have this in my life.
I now experience some of the future feelings of expansion, growth, and joy that I will feel as what I am creating in my mind becomes my reality.
As I imagine this area in my life, I sense the light of my higher self all around me, adding light to this area.
I open to receive my higher good in this area.
I trust in the universe to bring me the best and highest in exactly the right form and timing.
I am an unlimited being. I know I can have anything I want.
My choices and possibilities are expanding every day. My dreams come true.
I think of one small, positive step I can take today to create what I want in this area of my life.
I now take this step. I allow this or even better to come into my life.
I deserve to have it and I open my heart and receive it.

Our Skype guest was David Tillman, noted psychic, clairvoyant and actor. David explained how he gives power to his manifestation by pulling his energy to his heart chakra. Since our energies are dispersed to all the things affecting us in our daily lives, he makes sure his energy is grounded by pulling only his energy to his heart chakra. When grounded, he sends out his energy through his third eye and asks the Universe to allow his manifestation. To David it appears as a light beam emanating from his third eye.

David provided an example. When preparing for an audition, he sends the light into the audition room ahead of him. The light is filled with warm thoughts to connect with those he is about to meet. He feels his energy meet him at the door and knows if it is working when the people in the room are smiling and friendly as he enters. David’s website is www.psychicdave.com.

Sholeh shared a piece from Rumi entitled “Guest House” that she reads every morning.
This human being is a guest house, every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

The meeting subject is “Choosing your reality with power.” We discussed how we can alter, shift and recreate our reality at will. Occasionally something or someone interrupts our vibration and we feel ourselves starting that slippery slope down, passing bad feelings, past discouragement, maybe even all the way to depression. These circumstances typically fall into one of the following categories: relationships, money, career or health. What can we do to pull ourselves up?

The answer is to recreate the vibration within ourselves that makes us happy. This can be achieved by listening to music, recalling a favorite scene, recalling an inspiring story or quote, laughing at it, or ignoring it. When emotionally moved by the good feelings these thoughts provide, the body releases serotonin which makes us feel good, boosts our immune system and contributes to our emotional health. If these simple steps do not work, we can accept it, appreciate it, or observe it – all without judgment. We can also send love and light to the situation, and surround ourselves with love and light for protection. Most important is to focus on what does work.

Regarding relationships with children, Kimberly offered the following from Kahil Gibran:
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls. Their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them but seek not to make them like you. Life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

We conducted a simple experiment to demonstrate the differences between thinking happy versus negative thoughts:

Call to mind someone who really pushes your buttons, a person who perhaps all too often crawls around inside your brain. Let that person crawl for a full minute. Go ahead and notice how you feel. Chances are you’ll feel constricted and uncomfortable, as thought of that person connect to intricate webs of related worries. Now stop and shift your mind to someone who you truly admire. Fully envision that person and allow all of her or his related qualities and feelings to fill your mind. Chances are that you will begin to feel more expanded, relaxed and happy.

Now consider how often we allow the button-pushers to dwell in our minds, rather than the ones we admire. Many people will spend more time on the former than the latter. Indeed research suggests that our minds tend to focus on the negative. By putting our attention on people who bother us, and activating all the neural networks associated with negative people, we become more like them. However, placing our attention on people we admire opens up a different set of neural networks, ones that release serotonin, that make us happy and help us embody those qualities in ourselves.

Kimberly shared The Knots Prayer
Dear God:
Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life.
Remove the have nots, the can nots and the do nots that I have in my mind.
Erase the will nots, may nots, might nots that may find a home in my heart.
Release me from the could nots, would nots and should nots that obstruct my life.
And most of all dear God, I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart and my life, all of the am nots that I have allowed to hold me back,
especially the thought that I am not good enough. Amen

We viewed a You tube video by Kute Blackson which can be viewed at You Tube Video.

Next month’s meeting is Monday, October 18. Our Skype guest once again will be Marguerite Manning. She will be doing private readings for all members who send Mike their birth information. He needs your current name, maiden name, the date, exact time and place of birth. Please have this information to Mike by October 8. The subject of the discussion will be “Fine Tuning the Art of Appreciation”.