The Power of Two or More

Have you ever been part of a group that allowed you to accomplish more than you were capable of on your own?  Maybe it was a team sport, a 12 step program, a class project, etc.

I used to run and it never ceased to amaze me how I could always run further and faster when I was in a race (with a group) than I could on my own. In training for a marathon, it is advised that to run the 26 miles you only need to run 21 or so in training.  The reason – in a group there is an energy, a power that is greater than we have on our own.

This is true with our spiritual lives as well.  Anyone who has ever meditated in a group can tell you that there is an energy, a force, a power that is greater than any we can tap into on our own.  When we know this, we can use it to accomplish much more than we can individually.

It can be used by a group to attain seemingly impossible goals (think the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team) and it can be used when we ask another person to pray and affirm with us what it is we are needing at any time in our life.

Do you have a prayer partner, a meditation group, or a support group in your life?  If not, you are missing a powerful spiritual tool for you to use in good times and not such good times.

Don’t delay, you will not regret it

Quote of the Week

“Again, I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven.  For where two or three gather together in my name, there am I with them.”        Matthew 18:19-20

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The Power of Words

Words are powerful and can bring Love, compassion, and goodness; but words can also cause great harm and pain – not just to others but ourselves as well.

Unfortunately, we usually do not think of words as having such power and we use our words carelessly.  This is probably truer with the words we say about ourselves than the words we say to others.

Two of the most powerful words in our vocabulary, is “I am”.  Why are they so powerful? When Moses asked God who are you?  God replied, “I Am”.  Moses, in turn, told the Israelites that God was to be referred to as “I Am”.   Jesus understood the power of these words and when he used them, he was referring to the God that was within him, such as, “I am the light of the world”. 

So when we say something like, “I am so tired” we are really saying that God within me is tired.  How can that which is All Power, ever be tired.  We may feel tired, but the God within me is never tired.  Instead of saying. “I am too old”, try saying ”right now I feel old”.  The God within you is not old because God is timeless and ageless. 

Words have tremendous power, and we create our life by the words we speak. So, use your words with care and see how your life can change for the better.  When we say something and then realize it is a negative statement, quickly say, “cancel, cancel” to release the negativity and then replace the words with a positive affirmation.

It works, it really does. Try it for even a day and see how you feel.

Quote of the Week

“Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.” 

KushandWizdom

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The Power of our Thoughts

Everything that is, and has always been, is a result of God-Mind.  God-Mind is made up of ideas and expressions.  So too with our minds.  Our mind has an idea, then expresses that idea into an action that manifests something in our lives.  

This means that what we hold in our consciousness results in an idea, which then manifests or creates something that can be either a positive or negative thing.  For example, if we believe we live on a fixed income, then we will never manifest more than what we believe that amount is.

This law of mind action works not only for us personally but for the collective consciousness of any group of people – from 2 to millions.  That consciousness can either work for us or against us.

If a group of people is of the same consciousness, they can create positive or negative results as a result of that thought.  The good news is that when negative things do happen, we can change the results by how we react to the situation or event.

Once we understand this Universal Law, we can change our lives – just by changing our thoughts and our actions resulting from those thoughts.

Quote of the Week

“Like attracts like. It always has and it always will. It is an unbreakable universal law. It is the law of mind action.”                        Mary-Alice & Richard Jafolla. “The Quest.” 

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GIve a little gratitude

Sunday was Mother’s Day and all over the country people expressed gratitude and well wishes to their mothers and other women who meant a great deal to them.  Holidays, such as Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, are wonderful opportunities to express such gratitude, but it would be so much better if we remembered to express our gratitude for the people in our lives without needing a holiday to do so.

Gratitude is a wonderful feeling that gets us out of self-pity and self-centeredness better than anything else.  It is impossible to be in gratitude for our blessings and to be filled with self-involvement.  

Gratitude is also an amazing way to let those who have made a positive impact on our lives know that.  Too often we do not let others know how much they have made a difference in our lives until it is too late, and we eulogize after they are gone.

Do not wait to express your gratitude to those in your life.  If we put it off, we may not have the opportunity to do it at a later time. 

Today, make someone’s day and let them know how grateful you are to know them and have them in your life.  It not only will make someone’s day, but it is a great way to make you more grateful for everything in your life.

Quote of the Week


“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.”        

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Is it time for a change within?

Is there any area of your life that you would like to improve – relationships, finances, employment, connection with God, etc.?

Have you tried, and tried, to change it with no luck?  Maybe you were putting your efforts in the wrong area.  When things are not as we would like them to be, we try changing everything “out there” instead of working on what we really need to change – ourselves.            

Years ago, I was a physical mess.  I would get sick all the time and I would joke that if someone across the street sneezed, I got a cold.  The truth was, I did not take care of myself by eating well, exercising, and indulging in cigarette smoking and drinking.  Once I got sick and tired (literally as well as figuratively) of being sick and tired all the time, I decided to make some changes.

First I had to make a decision to make the changes. Then I had to take the action to bring about the changes.  I became a vegetarian, started walking, gave up smoking and drinking, and eventually gave up all the other addictions that were wreaking havoc on my body. 

The most powerful tool we have is our mind.  When we make up our mind, become determined to change something, and then, in conjunction with God, we can begin to change the only thing we can – ourselves.

Do not be satisfied with a life that is not in alignment with God’s purpose for us – to be whole, healthy, loving, kind, compassionate, and abundant.  Remember we were created in the image and likeness of God.  

Is your life in harmony with God’s will for you?  What changes are you willing to make?                                                             

Quote of the Week

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. “

Albert Einstein

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