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It is easy to do this because we know who we are. We are souls observing our selves and what happens in this earth plane for sake of learning. We are not trapped here, but choose to be here. In this sense of choice and freedom rests fearlessness, courage and ability to stay peaceful.
By remaining open-hearted, we stay connected with our soulís infinite wisdom and its creative solutions. We understand how to respondówhat, if anything, to sayóbecause our inner wisdom prompts us. In silence we are able to listen to, hear, feel, sense and see transcendent perspectives of our open, loving hearts.
Our intuition is an inner knowing of spiritual truth. It expands us beyond ordinary thinking mind into transcendent sixth-sense perspectives of inner knowing, feeling, sensing, hearing and seeing. Going deeper within our souls, we observe that any and all negative thoughts are erased from our minds and replaced by a clear sense of direction. At same time, Light heals physical discomfort, pain, stress and fatigue.
STEP 3. Sometimes our hearts are opened by another personís kindly word, smile or touch, as with my friend David. Sometimes opening occurs during a walk in woods, as nature delights us and points way home.
But what if someone is yelling at or demeaning us in some way that causes pain?
We can ask that person to please calm down so that we may listen better to what he or she has to say. If person does so and we wish to listen, but nevertheless begin to lose our peace, we can draw our full attention to heart and center busy mind in heart.
The energy of heart will relax our thinking. We can open to heartís love and ask for OneMind to help us flow into Love, so that this light circulates into every atom and cell of our bodies. Be assured that it will. This heart-centering will help us listen better to other person and return love. By law of magnetic resonance, other person will attune to our energies and grow more loving.
This has been proved in experiments conducted by The Mind-Life Institute in cooperation with Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet. A Buddhist monk and veteran, 30-year meditator was placed in a room with a professor outraged by idea of reincarnation. The man berated monk loudly and to no avail. The monk listened placidly and did not flinch once; in fact, he was hooked up to electrodes and there was no "startle" response whatsoever. Finally professor grew just as calm and willing to conduct a reasonable conversation.
Try this for yourself. Be peacemaker and see what happens.
STEP 4. We can keep our hearts open by freeing ourselves from judgment. The verbal thinking mind loves to name everything and remember similar situations that it then relives and discusses with itself. The ego says, "Aha, I recognize who this person is, because So-and-So was that way, too. This person is devious and dangerous." Even if ego is right, this judgment narrows our perspectives and our ability to clearly perceive full truth about other person, who, like us, is much more than what was done.
A single, solitary judgment triggers a volley of thinking that closes heart, blocks inner wisdom and separates us from ourselves, other person and God! Moreover, constantly reliving past keeps us from being fully present to now-moment and serving as a creative, shining light to other people.
The antidote is not to let thinking mind name, categorize, judge and persecute anyoneóus included. We can move naming, thinking mind into silence by teaching it that no matter what comes up within us or in external realityóan angry person, loss of a job, illness, death of a loved oneóit is a wave of experience that brings healing and growth. It comes to rid us of what is no longer needed and to evoke in us anything that might be missing. In world of Spirit, nothing is lost. All is accounted for.
STEP 5. We can be at-one with goodness by keeping our hearts open, rejoicing in beauty of world and seeking something to love in every person we meet, including derelict on street who teaches us that this is not who we want to be. Even if we feel repulsed, we can look at this person closely enough to find something in him or her to love. Some facial characteristic, some trait...because if love is in air, it is also in each of us, even at our worst.
Do we have to judge or detest that derelict? My inner wisdom says no, because this person has just given me gift of knowing myself. I am grateful for that gift and can reach out to return love without needing or expecting appreciation.
In my experience, we come here to open our hearts and love ourselves, others and God. If we feel cold and aloof or separate and apart much of time, there is a very good chance that our lives are cloudy and gray.
Do you have all of love, money, happiness and peace that you want in your life? If not, check to see if your heart is open and joyfully aware of abundance in each and every precious thing in you and your life.
If your heart is closed, you can open it easily with these mind-expansion techniques which enable us to become present to present. In opening to Love, you will be enlivened by its joy and peace, so that everything you need and so richly deserve will come to you. All else will be pruned away, healed, to make room for fresh growth.
This is simple and magical secret of life: You have within you all Love needed to create and attract life you want. Love calls you to shine your light, for love and love alone will heal our world.
If we stay peaceful, we can catch waves of love upswelling in our hearts and ride them with perfect balance into our everyday choices and actions for economic parity, social justice and environmental responsibility.
To create a perfect planet of peace and love, all we have to do is remember that love is in air. We can bring its Light into being with thought of it, need of it, hope of Love that is it. In this wave is spiritual awakening of our world.
Judith Pennington is a writer, singer and coast-to-coast teacher of meditation and evolution of human consciousness. She is author of a ground-breaking book, The Voice of Soul, about her extraordinary journey into inspired writing, guiding wisdom of soul and science of spirituality. Visit her primary website, www.eaglelife.com, to check for a workshop near you, sign up for her free e-newsletter, "The Still, Small Voice," and read complementary articles in her paid-for e-magazine, OneWorld Spirit, devoted to art, beauty, truth, spiritual politics and global peace.
Judith Pennington is a writer, singer and coast-to-coast teacher of meditation and the evolution of human consciousness. Visit her primary website, www.eaglelife.com, to check for a workshop near you and sign up for her free e-newsletter, "The Still, Small Voice," and subscription e-zine, OneWorld, dedicated to art, beauty, truth, spiritual politics and global peace.