ARIA BELLA: “Luck Is Yours To Hold”

“Luck is yours to hold, cherish and use for the greater good.”

~Aria Bella

You know how some people just seem lucky? Always seem to land on their feet no matter what? Always seem to get what everyone else wishes they could have? This kind of luck is available to anyone.

You just have to have faith and learn to tap into it. You have to believe in what you are capable of. Know that going for this or that, is not just for selfish reasons – that it is to help your family, friends, strangers.

It may seem like it is wholly for you, but it will spread out to those around you when you allow it.

You have to surrender to putting one foot in front of the other as you are guided to, not in a controlling way, in a way of detachment, knowing you are being guided by something bigger than you.

True luck comes when you are confident you are going to succeed. That you want it, not just for yourself, but for the good of mankind. No matter how indirect it may seem.

Luck is trusting in your abilities and the abilities of the universe to provide and guide.

 

“I know I am lucky and can succeed at anything. I draw luck to me”

 

Today, put your faith in the universe, and in yourself and dream away and let that luck find you.

Till next time… keep walking your spiritual path xx

 

 

~via Aria-Bella Rises @ YellowWolfEnlightenment.wordpress.com

PURANJOT KAUR KHALSA: “11 Affirmations For Inner Peace”

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The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.

 

Every element of the universe is in a constant state of vibration manifested to us as light, sound and energy. The human sense perceive only a fraction of the infinite range of vibration . . .  A person can tune his or her own consciousness into the awareness of that totality with the use of a mantra. By vibrating in rhythm with the breath to a particular sound that is proportional to the creative sound, or sound current, one can expand one’s sensitivity to the entire spectrum of vibration. It is similar to striking a note on a stringed instrument. In other words, as you vibrate, the universe vibrates with you.”   ~Yogi Bhajan

Just like the use of mantra in Kundalini Yoga, repeating positive affirmations throughout our day can be a useful tool in helping to “rewire” our brains to focus on calm and peaceful intentions, instead of being stuck in loops of worry or sadness. Repeating an affirmation, either silently or out loud is a method of directing the mind. All of our emotions (heartache, joy, animosity, bliss, despair) are frequencies, with their own unique vibration.

They might more commonly be referred to as beliefs or attitudes about our lives. However, on a deeper level, these emotions and beliefs create a vibratory sequence or pathway in our brains that starts to determine how we see the world and all of our experiences within it.  Our vibratory pattern determines how we feel about everything that we are experiencing. It may seem so simplistic – almost silly – but we have the power to choose how we feel, at any moment, by choosing which thoughts we allow to be predominant.

While I LOVE the use of Kundalini mantras, it isn’t for everybody at every point in time. Sometimes, in order to change our prevailing thought pattern, we need simple affirmations that we can connect with at any moment. The following affirmations will help restore or maintain your inner peace. Please modify them as you like so that they sound like your own voice. Always bring them into your consciousness in a positive manner – if possible, with a tranquil smile on your face. And don’t give up. The use of positive affirmations takes time, as you are creating new neural pathways in your brain. Come to this practice with gentle and loving energy.

 

1.  I am a channel of peace and well-being – my need for peace is abundantly met.

2.  I accept, appreciate and love myself. Unconditionally.

3.  I feel grateful for all of the abundance that flows into my life.

4.  I experience a sense of peace and love with every breath I take.

5.  I radiate peace and love to others, helping them to be in a state of peace and love..

6.  I am an island of calm, in a sea of uncertainty.

7.  All is well. Right here. Right now.

8.  I can release my past and live with calm and serenity.

9.  I am aware of all the beauty that is around me.

10.  I let go of fear and embrace love.

11.  I connect with the comforting silence of my Soul.

 

Amplify your spoken word by bringing these passages into your practice of journaling or through some other form of creative expression – artwork, song, dance. It is all perfect and beautiful.

Also consider utilizing these affirmations within a guided meditation practice.

Wishing you love and light in your journey to greater inner peace. Sat nam.

 

 

 

 

 

~via spiritvoyage.com

 

STEPHANIE LUCAS: “Embracing the God Within Us”

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After penning the piece “Does Religion Matter?” my inbox was quickly filled with comments and questions that led to many thought-provoking subsequent conversations with respondents. The majority of comments came from those who believe that religion doesn’t really matter as much as the connection one feels with the God-presence, or the God within us all. I respect all ‘paths to God’ and love engaging with readers. In fact, so many of you helped me spiritually grow by sharing your insights, let’s explore this concept a bit deeper.

Exploring the Idea of the God Presence Within

Each of us has our own idea of God, and perhaps the greatest debate concerning the concept of ‘oneness with God within’ stems from a well-known a verse of the Holy Bible from Luke 17:21, which I’ve seen scholars, theologians, and everyday people heatedly discuss. When asked by disciples about the ‘coming’ of the Kingdom of God, Jesus proclaimed “Neither shall they say, lo here or lo there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Perhaps Matthew 6:33 offers a bit of insight, where Jesus proclaims that those who seek the kingdom and God’s righteousness will have all of these added unto them. In essence, He seems to imply that life’s ultimate treasure — the ultimate Truths — are within us, and through our spiritual path and acceptance of that inner transcendental possibility, that we truly can gain all we ‘need’ to embrace our divine nature. However, if you explore this a bit deeper, you’ll find that most religious, spiritual, cultural and scholarly traditions have embraced this same precept far before the time of Christ and the Bible.

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Ancient References to the God Within

Hindu texts proclaim their belief that the presence of God’s Kingdom is within everyone and everything, and it was a main practice of karma yoga — acts of kindness and generosity that bring one closer to that divine presence. The actualization of this ‘inner treasure’ has been referenced using a number of phrases including:

Judaism – Ein Sof
South Africa – Hunhu/Ubuntu
Aristotle – ‘the Being’
Platonius – ‘the Infinite’
Islam – Fana
Christians – Spiritual Marriage
Buddism – Nirvana
Taoism – ‘the Tao’
Australian Aboriginals ‘the Dreamtime’
St. Bernard of Clairvaux – ‘the Word’
Ralph Waldo Emerson – ‘the Oversoul’

Today, these concepts are often translated into phrases such as God is love… God is peace… God is awareness… God is oneness… God is a unified presence inherently within all sentient beings… God is good… God is Source… However one choses to ‘define’ God and the Kingdom of Heaven, many seem to agree that there is only one Higher power — God. God is often referred to as omnipresent (all Present), omnipotent (all Power), and omniscient (all Wisdom). When we recognize our inner divinity, some believe that we are living in accordance with the true potential of our Higher Selves.

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If our essence is of God, then we must also be inherently good, right? The universal perspective that God is good brings forth the question “How can an opposing power like Evil exist?” Granted, there’s a lot of craziness in the world, and many people and institutions seem to represent ‘evil’ interests. Could it be that Evil is sourced by mistaken beliefs in our separation from God… insecurities, fears and indoctrination that can override our intrinsic God-like qualities? These along with mental illness and other psychological issues can often be a source of Evil-doer’s negative, harmful intentions amid the collective.

Free will has been freely given to us, allowing us to decide what we harbor in our mind. When we align our thoughts, feelings, and actions with those of God, a ‘spark’ is ignited and the fruits of the Kingdom are open to be received. Embracing Free Will can allow one to be ‘redeemed’ and see that there is only the Presence of God, and as the Source and Creator of all, that He is the power of Love at work in the universe and is expressed through us – His creations.

His Creations as Co-Creators

Let’s turn to science for a brief moment to acknowledge that it has proven beyond a doubt that all life is interconnected because everything possesses a bit of the same cosmic ‘stardust.’ Hence, it stands to reason there is scientific merit to the ‘All One’ philosophy, and that any distance or separations we see between one another and our experiences are purely human nature… constructs brought about by our personal perceptions of space and time.

That ‘spark of God’ we feel is also energy, and allows us to become a conduit for the flow of love and peace into the world. Because our minds are connected to the mind of God, we have the power to manifest and be co-creators of our reality through our positive thoughts and beliefs. Whatever energy you put out is like a magnet, drawing in like energies, so if you want love, happiness, prosperity, etc. allow those thoughts to be extended into the world. You do reap what you sow!

What is Heaven – Is it Separate from Hell?

Have you ever said, “Oh my God, I’m in Heaven/Hell?” depending on your circumstances at that moment? My personal belief — which may not be yours — is that Heaven and Hell are merely states of consciousness. As co-creators of our ‘reality’ it stands to reason that one’s state of mind at any particular moment determines which one they are experiencing. Essentially, what we experience on the earthly plane could easily be considered a state of Heaven or Hell. When times feel like Hell, by turning to the God presence within — whether through prayer, meditations, or affirmations — it’s far easier to alter consciousness and transition into a more ‘heavenly’ state of being.

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Discover the God Within with Affirmations, Meditation, and Prayer

Prayer is talking to God; Meditation is silently listening for His answers, and it helps us embrace our intuition and discern the “still small voice within” rather than looking for guidance outside of ourselves or from a God who is separate from our essence. Affirmations support the Law of Mind Action. Affirmations help us redirect our thoughts from low-vibrational beliefs in the power of ‘appearances’ like thoughts of lack, limitation, separation, sickness, etc. into a higher state and connection with Source. Prayer, meditation, and affirmations allow us to slip into a state of surrender and openness to God.

As we listen for this guidance and experience the divine connection to spirit, these actions can work together to help us see the truth of our divine connection with all life and the God presence. Here are some of my favorite affirmations for raising my vibrational resonance and oneness with God.

 

 

God’s current of healing love flows through me now, making me whole and free.

I attract my good and radiate good to others.

I am a spiritual being, living in a spiritual universe, governed by spiritual laws.

I am a child of God, beautiful, perfect and loved unconditionally.

I am centered in Spirit and nothing can disturb the calm and peace of my soul.

I am a radiating center of divine love.

The joy of living fills my soul and is reflected in my life.

I am open and receptive to God’s living Spirit of Truth.

I am free, I am unlimited.

 

Embrace your endless potential as a divine co-creator by opening your mind to exploring these topics on your own. Feel free to share your thoughts, but PLEASE do read the article before commenting on the forum, as most of the questions brought forward here were asked by readers like you, so let the conversation begin.

 

 

 

 

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ANDREA SCHULMAN: “4 Ways To Make BETTER Affirmations”

4 Ways To Make BETTER Affirmations

by Andrea Schulman,
Guest writer, BodyMindSoulSpirit.com

Affirmations can be tricky, tricky things.

Affirmations are positive statements designed to focus our attention on having the things we want in life. Many students of the Law of Attraction use affirmations regularly to align with their goals and desires.

A well-constructed affirmation can tap you into the knowledge that all is well, and that you are capable of great things. A well-constructed affirmation can help you attract more and more of the good things you are hoping to manifest with the Law of Attraction.

A not-so-well-constructed affirmation can leave you feeling bored and uninspired, or even worse, irritated, sad or angry! A not-so-well-constructed affirmation will actually push away the things you want.

Therefore, it’s really important to construct your affirmations with care!

What makes a good affirmation?

There are a number of characteristics of a good affirmation. However, in my opinion, the most important characteristic of a good affirmation is that it feels true.

Consider the following.

You are a young woman who just got dumped and who has a bad relationship with your family. You are feeling alone and uncared for. You want to attract in new relationships that make you feel connected and loved, so you decide to practice some affirmations.

You find a few affirmations, and decide to use this one daily: “I am loved.”

Do you imagine reciting the affirmation “I am loved,” over and over is going to feel particularly true to you in this situation?

Probably not. In fact, saying “I am loved” to yourself over and over again when you are clearly NOT feeling very loved is only going to amplify the feelings of being unloved, not loved.

Whenever we feel we don’t have something we want, telling ourselves we have it is a surefire way to establish greater feelings of insecurity.

When we assert something we don’t believe we have, it makes us feel like we are lying to ourselves. It’s not a good feeling. It’s like telling a sad person to smile and be positive when he or she is sobbing uncontrollably. It just doesn’t work, and it only makes the sad person feel worse.

Telling yourself you have something you don’t really believe you have is the wrong way to use affirmations. An affirmation must feel true in order to amplify positive feelings of belief.

If your affirmations don’t feel true, modify them.

So, what do you do? If you want to attract love, are you simply supposed to avoid all kinds of affirmations about love?

No! You can still use affirmations about love, just modify them to make them feel true!

Below are six affirmation modifiers you can use to make your affirmations ring true on a more consistent basis. Consider adding modifiers to adjust your affirmations and make them more effective.

1. “I’m looking forward to…”

When there’s something you want that you don’t have yet, one thing you can affirm is your excitement to get what you want.

Adding the modifier “I’m looking forward to…” to the beginning of your affirmation allows you to focus on what you want in a positive way. It enables you to practice the feeling of positive anticipation, which feels good.

The truth is, you are looking forward to this thing you want. For this reason, this affirmation should always ring true.

For example: “I am wealthy and successful” might not feel too true when you’re living paycheck to paycheck. Instead, change this affirmation to “I’m looking forward to wealth and success.”

2. “It feels really good when I…”

Sometimes, there are things we want again that we’ve had before. In times like this, this modifier is especially useful.

This affirmation modifier allows you to remember (and therefore practice) the feeling of having something you had before in the past.

Practicing the feeling of what you had is a great way to get into better alignment with the desire to have it again. This type of modifier asserts that you’ve done it before and it allows you to feel good about something you’ve accomplished in the past.

For example: “I attract positive people and circumstances” might not feel too true when you’re having a bad day and find yourself surrounded by negativity. In a situation like this, change this affirmation to “It feels really good when I attract positive people and circumstances.”

3. “I am often/frequently…”

Similar to the previous modifier, this affirmation modification asserts that you’ve done it before. This is another great modifier to use when there’s something you’ve had before that you want to experience again.

For example: “I am appreciated” might not feel to true when you’re feeling criticized or overlooked. Instead, try “I am often/frequently appreciated.”

4. “…in many ways.”

This is a great modifier to enhance something you already have some of, but you want more of.

The nice thing about this modifier is that amplifies the knowledge of all of the many ways you already have exactly what you’re asking for. This modifier encourages you to think about and dwell on the many reasons why you are already successful at getting what you want.

For example: “I am prosperous” might feel somewhat true to you because you have a home, a car and some money in the bank. To feel especially true, and to amplify the feeling of prosperity, add the modifier by saying “I am prosperous in many ways.”

Try them out!

I hope you find good use for these affirmation modifications. Use these four modifiers liberally, and play around with them to see which ones work well for the desires you are hoping to attract!

Remember, an effective affirmation makes you feel good because it’s a positive statement that feels very honest and true. Modifiers like these can help you amplify the authenticity of your affirmations.

Do you have any other affirmation modifications you use? Feel free to comment below and share them with me!

XO, Andrea

 

About the author:
Andrea Schulman is a former high school psychology teacher and the creator of Raise Your Vibration Today, which provides free and easy Law of Attraction techniques. She will be available for group educational seminars and webinars starting in the summer of 2015.

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