10 Steps to New Life

Written by Judith Pennington

10 Steps to New Life

Have you ever felt anger or a sense of loss for having spent years taking care of others instead of honoring your core selfĖyour true essenceĖby becoming all that you can be? Do you regret spending money unwisely inrepparttar past? Feel sad about relationships that heldrepparttar 138726 promise of gold but never panned out?

Everyone has unfinished business, and we know from mind-body studies and quantum physics that old anger, grief, resentment and fear that is energetically entangled inrepparttar 138727 body-mind projects into our lives and defines our present and future.

The good news is that each of us will have many opportunities to repairrepparttar 138728 past, since errors in judgment or deed must be resolved or repeated untilrepparttar 138729 song is well sung,repparttar 138730 job correctly done.

Itís easy to resolve known patterns. If you feel robbed of time in days gone by, for example, you can give yourselfrepparttar 138731 gift of time now. A few hours a week spent doing what makes you happy will improverepparttar 138732 quality of your life and put an end to stressful inner complaints like, "Thereís never enough time for me to do what I want to do!"

Inner messages are a cry for attention, so once youíve heardrepparttar 138733 message it will stop and so willrepparttar 138734 stress produced by it. The Mad Hatter in you (from Alice in Wonderland), who always says, "I canít stop. I donít have time. Iím in a hurry" will sit down, relax and make friends withrepparttar 138735 grinning Cheshire cat.

The words "I canít" will drop out of your vocabulary and you will accomplish whatever you yearn to do. Go ahead: walk your yellow brick road to happiness! (Thatís another story.)

If you feel guilt or shame over unwisely spent money or resources, just watchrepparttar 138736 flow of energy through your life, use it wisely and consciously change your attitude about yourself.

The same goes for relationships: cherishrepparttar 138737 people you love, be kind and know that you are now doingĖand have always doneĖthe best that you can. The idea is to listen torepparttar 138738 repetitive thoughts flowing through your mind and address each discordant message or feeling with antidotal actions. This mindfulness will transform destructive thought patterns into positive appreciation of yourself and your life.

Healing with light and sound

If you are experiencing grief or sorrow and know its source, you can releaserepparttar 138739 past by doing one or more ofrepparttar 138740 following:

1) Allow love to resolverepparttar 138741 pain. Find a quiet place where you wonít be interrupted and bringrepparttar 138742 memory to mind. Breathe in and circulate love and light through your heart, mind, body and soul. See and feel this love and light, allowing it to cleanse and releaserepparttar 138743 pain and its entrenchment. Take your time. Breathe light until you feel a sense of completion.

2) At any time of night or day, whether at work or in meditation, simply ask inrepparttar 138744 depths of your being for healing, state what wants to be healed, and trust that it will be done.

3) In some quiet situation, staying aware that this is a sacred act, envision your soul taking your heart in hand and saying to it: "I relieve and release your hurt, that you may be set free."

In these ceremonies we askrepparttar 138745 soul-self to applyrepparttar 138746 energies of love torepparttar 138747 wound and return it to its rightful place as part ofrepparttar 138748 harmonic whole. If there is no inner resistance to healing, your pain and its pattern will resolve.

Break on through torepparttar 138749 other side

If you feel resistance and sense thatrepparttar 138750 problem is not healed, then you might want to conduct an inner dialogue. Just pick up pen and paper, retire to a quiet space and ask yourself, "What within me needs healing?" Wait patiently for your heart, mind or soul to speak to you in words, a symbolic image, a feeling or a sense of knowing.

If you get no answer or one that is not immediately helpful, ask your ego if it is resisting this process. If so, it will explain why. Ask what isrepparttar 138751 positive purpose of its resistance, and if it evadesrepparttar 138752 question or gives you an answer that is not a positive purpose (like "Because I donít think you know what youíre doing"), explain that you are asking for its cooperation right now. You want to know why it is blocking you, when you want to help all parts of your self work together for your highest good.

Eventually, when your ego seesrepparttar 138753 sense in this, it will release its resistance and tell you why it is holding on to old thought patterns and/or negative feelings. You can simply assure it that this protection is no longer needed, now that you understand its positive purpose, and you can put in place a new behavior pattern so that your ego can let down its guard.

The ego really does have a positive purpose, and that is to defend and protect you. Itís perfectly happy to take a vacation if some other part doesrepparttar 138754 job while itís away and it is especially deferential torepparttar 138755 heart. If your heart has something to say in this process, listen respectfully and address whatever concerns come up. The lower heart works with your mind, andrepparttar 138756 higher heart works with your soul.

Manifestingrepparttar 138757 life you want

Once you have healed and/or transformed an old pattern, itís time to replace it with new thinking and behaviors. Decide what these will be before usingrepparttar 138758 seven manifestation principles below.

If you considered yourself a poor financier, you could use these seven principles to further heal that self-concept by manifesting money. If you have used light to heal anger or grief over a past relationship, you can use these principles to attractrepparttar 138759 partner you want. But first, do some inner work to decide whether you are ready for a partner or friend. Then define exactly what you want so that you attract your dream and not your worst nightmare. Be careful, because this works!

Userepparttar 138760 same techniques of self-inquiry to determine your needs and desires. Simply pick up pen and paper, and ask your inner teacher, your soul-self, to give you insight into what is good and right for you. This way you will start out onrepparttar 138761 right track and geometrically multiply your chances of getting what you ask for.

By using this "soul-searching" technique, you will be doing exactly what you've come here to do: know yourself as soul so that your soul can guide you into all that you can be.

With these seven principles of manifestation you are wielding your power of intention to bring a higher, more positive frequency of vibration into your being. You will animate more than self-healing, prosperity and your psychic gifts by tapping intorepparttar 138762 infinitely powerful light of Love. In surrender torepparttar 138763 Light, you will becomerepparttar 138764 captain of your ship,repparttar 138765 master of your soul.

Once you have healed what youíre aware of (steps 1-3) and you and your soul define your next best steps, itís time to walk inrepparttar 138766 Light of your new life.

4) OPEN AND SURRENDER. Inrepparttar 138767 depths of your being, declare that you are open and receptive to all good that comes your way, which statement clears a path to "this or something better." If you are going to ask for a terrific job, you might not get promoted at your present work; instead, you might lose that job and get one that better suits your abilities and destiny. So itís important not to focus on a prescriptive outcome, but to open all doors to your highest good.

Love Is in the Air: Five Steps into Joyful Abundance

Written by Judith Pennington

Love is inrepparttar Air: Five Steps into Joyful Abundance

What is it that brings about healing and attracts love, joy, peace and prosperity into our lives? As a journalist, writer and author, Iíve studied science and spirituality for decades and perhaps like you have formed a seamless belief system that makes sense of everything.

So Iím excited when I see proof of it, which comes over and over again and most recently in an e-mail message from a new friend of mine in Pittsburgh. He wrote to say that when we hugged, he feltrepparttar 138725 direct transfer of something from me into his chest. It didn't carry any emotional impact, but a physical shift in his energies transpired andrepparttar 138726 next day rid him of a misconception that had caused him a great deal of anxiety.

Could I explain what had happened, he asked? Were these two events connected? What isn't, I laughed in delight, replying withrepparttar 138727 lessons my inner voice of wisdom had just been teaching me!

Bearers of light

I spoke to David of liking him fromrepparttar 138728 moment we met, as I'd sensed something very special in him. He was coordinatingrepparttar 138729 Sunday service at his Unity church, and as he stood atrepparttar 138730 podium, speaking so gently of love, my heart opened and I became aware ofrepparttar 138731 high spiritual energies inrepparttar 138732 room. I was there to speak and my travel fatigue instantly melted away.

Duringrepparttar 138733 "meet and greet" portion ofrepparttar 138734 service, I hugged David gratefully forrepparttar 138735 love he had given me. So it was not I who healed him, butrepparttar 138736 Love in him that didrepparttar 138737 work. When we are open and ready for change, love responds and Light flows into and through us, bringing aboutrepparttar 138738 transformation we seek.

My seven-year-old grandson understands this perfectly. He delights in creating "pictures" to give away, and alongside many of his colorful airplanes and butterflies arerepparttar 138739 words, "Love is inrepparttar 138740 air."

In this cosmic sea of spirit, composed of energetic waves of thought and feeling, love flows through every person and event. I bring to you some gift of wisdom, a loving thought or touch, and you say something that enlivens me, perhaps opens my heart to a new understanding of us both.

This is whatrepparttar 138741 Hindu mystic-poet Kabir meant in saying, "Sometimes we are a wave, sometimesrepparttar 138742 ocean. We come here to bring each other to God." When we are calm and peaceful, we float restfully inrepparttar 138743 ocean ofrepparttar 138744 OneMind, immersed in its expanded perspectives and at-one with its rhythmic flow. When we are disconnected, we break into separate waves, but even then we call each other back torepparttar 138745 One.

Waves in flow withrepparttar 138746 ocean

What separates us fromrepparttar 138747 OneMind and its peace, joy and fulfillment? It is always stress, fatigue, fear and distrust, tensing us into waves of rigidity and resistance. Many of us fear being hurt and shrink away from life, closing our hearts torepparttar 138748 healing Love in and all around us. At times we feel cold and alone, perhaps rejected, abandoned, unsure and confused. But in truth, Love has not abandoned us. We have become oblivious to its presence.

This separation is why we so often feel lost and unhappy. The closed heart, by virtue of its separation, cannot be enriched by All That Is. The law of magnetic resonance, governingrepparttar 138749 law of attraction, cannot bring riches to poverty, nor peace and happiness to a conflicted bodymind trapped in anger or judgment. When we are experiencing inner conflict and are out of integrity with our souls, we feel a gnawing hunger, a thirst for what is missing, and usually try to satisfy this craving with love relationships, euphoric chemicals, career achievement and/or material possessions. Our busyness almost distracts us fromrepparttar 138750 cold internal knot of separation, but not quite.

The only way back torepparttar 138751 ocean ofrepparttar 138752 OneMind is to open our hearts torepparttar 138753 light and unfold, petal by petal, into our blossoming.

Nature shows us what to do, especially inrepparttar 138754 springtime. Out of dark, quiet winter comes a season of warmth and renewal. Brightly colored plants and flowers draw us torepparttar 138755 wondrous life force swirling intorepparttar 138756 curve of a leaf, colorful patches of wildflowers andrepparttar 138757 light mint greens of budding trees. Seeingrepparttar 138758 magic of spring, we remember howrepparttar 138759 Creative Force sweeps into every thing: in sheets of rain upon a rushing river;repparttar 138760 pealing laughter in a child's perfect cartwheel;repparttar 138761 sparkling spiral star-dance of our magnificent Milky Way.

Because of this visible and invisible evidence of love, I trust and believe what my inner wisdom tells me: that all waves come to empty our darkness so that Light can flow intorepparttar 138762 bodymind, enabling us to gently unfold and flower into lives of beauty and joy. Our inner wisdom whispers that each and every wave helps us grow and is called, by our nature, into being.

When we listen to our souls very closely, we hear that this is our dearest wish andrepparttar 138763 work that we came here to do. The open heart knows this and does it willingly, with excitement and gratitude, understanding its soulís purpose andrepparttar 138764 ultimate meaning of life.

The secrets of an open heart

Allrepparttar 138765 same, life is sometimes like a banana peel. It seems that everything conspires to trip us up, throw us off-balance and slide us down some slippery slope, whereupon we close our tender hearts for our own protection. How to openrepparttar 138766 heart, then, when it closes suddenly or over time?

STEP 1. The most immediate antidote is to breathe and relax insiderepparttar 138767 remembered assurance that every wave comes outrepparttar 138768 OneMind and so must be a wave of love calling us back to Love. Knowing this, we breathe deeply and evenly, becoming perfectly present torepparttar 138769 flow of air intorepparttar 138770 nose and back out ofrepparttar 138771 mouth.

Your can deepen this relaxed, peaceful state of consciousness by counting breaths or followingrepparttar 138772 wind of your breath into your diaphragm and back out of your body. Research has shown that focusing onrepparttar 138773 breath relaxes us, and focusing on two things simultaneously, like counting andrepparttar 138774 movement of breath, produces a deeper state of consciousness akin to meditation.

Another heart-opening technique, especially useful during conflict, is to close your eyes and focus onrepparttar 138775 space between your ears. Try this now, to see for yourself how this diffuses thought and relaxesrepparttar 138776 body. It works just as well when we focus onrepparttar 138777 space betweenrepparttar 138778 eyes or any two objects. Just as in a guided meditation,repparttar 138779 act of imagining space shifts our brainwaves intorepparttar 138780 alpha bandwidth of vibration. This relaxed peacefulness neutralizesrepparttar 138781 patterns of overexcited, hyper-aroused physical tension that create most if not all illness and disease, according to neurofeedback research.

STEP 2. When we repeatedly experience this meditative state of mind, we extend it into everyday life and are better able to stay united withrepparttar 138782 OneMind. We are less upset by our own thoughts and by external events, so we live happier, healthier, more balanced lives.

Rooted inrepparttar 138783 transcendent perspectives ofrepparttar 138784 OneMind, we consistently respond to life peacefully andrepparttar 138785 heart is better able to stay open. When conflict comes up, we breathe, relax and allow that wave of thought energy to wash into and through us, neither holding on to nor resisting it. This is called peaceful, nonviolent non-resistance. We "hold our seats," as Buddhism teaches and remain peaceful.

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