Ramona opened the meeting by welcoming guests and asking for updates.
Eddie Conner provided us with an inspiring meditation to recharge our souls and open our minds to ways we can rise above it all.
The opening video was The Fun of Ignoring Reality by Abraham-Hicks which explains the vortex of creation. We are vibrational beings first.
Ramona shared an experience she had recently and how she rose above it. She received some disturbing news and while processing that, her mother-in-law, with whom she was close, passed away. This activated the fear even more. She created an acronym for FEAR; Forget Evidence and Relax. Remember what we know – that we are connected to Source; that our thoughts are powerful and can change any situation to good in spite of what others try to tell us.
Remember, if your mind is filled with fear, there’s no room for dreams. So, if you fill your mind with dreams, and there won’t be room for fear. Ramona also decided to be more joyful and filled with laughter regarding her fears. That is how she rises above it. And isn’t that the purpose of life? To be happy.
Other acronyms for FEAR are “Face Everything and Rise” and “Forget Everything and Relax”.
Ramona asked “What are some things we need to rise above?” Responses include bad past experiences, difficult people, and family history. The best way to erase these memories and rise above them is to “create a new story.” A simple example is someone is driving recklessly and cutting off other cars to get ahead, create a story that relates how they must be having an emergency and need to get to the hospital fast to save a life.
Why do people stay stuck in the negative? Many don’t realize they are in a fear-based negative place. What do we do when someone insists on telling their negative stories? A great technique is to simply say “cancel cancel”. That will cancel the effects of the negativity you do not want to hear. Another technique is tapping which neutralizes the negative programming and shifts our energy to the positive. For a good video on the tapping technique, check out this site.
Here are some things people do to raise their vibration.
Stop resisting problems. Embrace them and other doors will open.
When working with difficult people, have a higher self conversation with them.
In order to create the happy feeling of having more money, a member hides some bills in the bottom of her purse. Later, when she discovers the money, she gets the feeling she has found some unexpected money. That helps create good feelings that raise her vibration.
Abraham talks about telling another story. Instead of retelling the negative feeling story, tell it in a positive way, reliving it in the positive and therefore creating new vibrations about the story.
Create a whole new story, also referred to as editing your life. Think of it as editing a movie. Make a commitment to remove the parts that no longer serve you. Then ask yourself what has brought you profound bliss and consider how you can make those experiences and beliefs part of your life now. With a little editing, you’ll clear out what is no longer serving you and make room for more happiness, love and wisdom in your life.
Give everyone the benefit of the doubt – starting with yourself.
Ramona handed out bottles of bubbles for members to use when they need to rise above something and feel the lightness of bubbles rising above it all.
Try the ancient Hawaiian practice of Ho’oponopono. It consists of four steps – I’m sorry, forgive me, thank you and I love you. It is very cleansing.
Ramona recited a Buddhist prayer of forgiveness.
If I have harmed anyone in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask their forgiveness.
If anyone has harmed me in any way either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them.
And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that.
For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself.
Our next meeting will be August 26, 2013.
Our next meeting will be August 26, 2013.
The closing video was Life Vest.