Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Ideas

In this month's issue of the Conscious Kernels Newsletter, I wrote about Health Prosperity. When we think of prosperity, it always seems to be about money. How much we have. How much we need. How much we want.

Prosperity is more than just that. And Prosperity Consciousness is definitely more than just knowing you have all the money you need.

How is your health? Do you take it for granted? Do you consider it part of your prosperity? As the old saying goes: "If you don't have your health, you don't have anything." Health is part of your prosperity consciousness -- or it should be. How can you enjoy money and all the things money can buy you if you are sick? If you are in pain? If you are worried if you will live another day?

Prosperity begins with gratitude. So the first thing we can all do is be grateful for our health. We can be grateful for the perfect health we are underneath all the other conditions. It is there. We just have to let the Law reveal it.

Enjoy your health. Become conscious of it. How great your lungs breathe. How fantastically your heart beats. How wonderfully your stomach processes food. That is the love of God acting as you.
And that is what prosperity is -- the loving givingness of God to us.

Until next time, Namaste

Monday, November 2, 2009

November Idea of the Month

November is associated with Thanksgiving here in the US. And giving thanks to such an important part of spiritual practice. In fact, it is SO important, it could suffice as your whole spiritual practice. It is that important.

In giving thanks, you have to give thanks to someone or something, right? Who or what is that? It would be the Divine Presence. It would be Universal Intelligence. It would be Divine Love. It would be God.

So just by giving thanks, you are acknowledging God in your life. You are acknowledging the Divine Presence -- its very existence and its action in your life.

Build up your thanks-giving muscle every day. A consistent practice of thanksgiving will raise your consciousness of the Divine in your life.

Until next time,

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October Idea of the Month

In both the newsletter feature article (have you subscribed yet?!) and the Idea of the Month on the website (www.consciouskernels.com), we discuss the idea of claiming our good and demanding our good.

Do we have the right to claim our good? Are we in a position to demand our good? Where do we have to be in our self-contemplation to be in a position to claim and demand?

Do we believe it is the Father's good pleasure to give us the kingdom? Or are we on our own, scraping by and fighting for what we can get?

It is all in where you place yourself in the whole scheme of the Universe.

Tell me what you think. Are you able to demand your good?

Until next time,

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September Idea of the Month

This month in the newsletter and on the website we are talking about FEAR! Maybe I should have saved that topic for the month that contains Halloween!

What are you afraid of? What are you fearful of? Fear is our most constant companion as far as feelings go. It is the most common and the most influential. Practically everything we do or don't do has associated with it any fearful consequences we can think of.

But if you break fear down into its most basic element, fear is only one thing: the belief in the absolute certainty that we are separate and apart from our good.

I'm over here and my good (safety, money, health, relationship, love, happiness, God) is over there, somewhere else.

This could not be further from the Truth. But we believe it anyway.

Think of an example of what you are fearful of and see if it ultimately leads to you believing that you do not have your good, or you are not with your good, or that you can be separate from your good (your good taken away from you). It ends up with that belief.

Now, how do you reduce any fear? Start reaffirming the Truth. You are your good are one. You cannot be separated from it. You cannot be separate of it.

I did not say this was easy. But it is simple when you think about it.

Share your fears. Then turn it around and think of an affirming Truth that will remove the fear or at least make it smaller and weaker.

Until next time,

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August Idea of the Month

This month in the newsletter, we talk about Willingness.

What are you willing to give, do, be? Especially the "give" part. What are you willing to give in any situation, whether that be a conflict, problem, challenge, in order for a desired outcome to be experienced?

Are you willing to give your money? Are you willing to give your time? Are you willing to lend a hand? Are you willing to let go?

Here's the loving part of Spirit though. Just by being willing, Spirit is going to more than meet you half way in the resolution of a challenge or in the manifesting of a desire.

You see, it is the willingness, the openness of heart, that shows Spirit that "you mean business." That you have the conviction and focus of what you say you want.

You cannot out-give God. When you say, in all sincerity, I am willing to give __________, Spirit, by its very nature, gives back to you more.

When I am willing to give of myself in any situation, it invariably turns out that the situation resolves itself without me actually having to do anything! The willingness sometimes is enough -- if it is sincere.

Say I'm willing to pick someone up at the airport. It is inconvenient, I have to change plans, etc. But I am willing to do it and as the day approaches, I prepare for it. Invariably, things will work out in a way that the person gets someone else to pick them up. Or they rent a car. Or they take public transportation. Whatever the particulars, it turns out that they don't need me to pick them up anymore.

Do you think that would have happened if I had moaned and complained and didn't prepare for picking them up? No. I would have had to pick them up and get to moan and complain and resent it even more!

A cheerful willingness will change your life. But don't take my word for it. Try it yourself and see if things don't work out for you just by being willing.

Let's here from people on whether this has worked for them. Post your experiences here.

Until next time.

Friday, July 10, 2009

July Idea of the Month and Feature Article

July, for the Idea of the Month, we discussed freedom and independence in conjunction with the US holiday of the Fourth of July (Independence Day). We are all free because we can think whatever we want to think. But are we at all independent? Independent of the limited and negative self-talk of race-thought? Most likely not! This is what we should declare on Independence Day -- our independence from judging by appearances, from going along with what most people think, from duality thinking of good and bad.

July's feature article is about doing our mental work -- treatment (or prayer) and then letting go and letting the Law do the work. Sometimes it is the most difficult thing to do -- letting go, not trying to control everything. Part of proper treatment work is saying your word, declaring your good and then letting Spiritual Law do the work. We try to manipulate conditions, we try to control other people. That is not how true creative manifesting happens.

Share your thoughts. Post your comments here.

Until next time.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June Idea of the Month and Feature Article Topics

This month, the Idea of the Month featured at the website (http://www.consciouskernels.com/) and the Feature Article in June's issue of the free monthly Conscious Kernels newsletter are both on the topic of timing.

Who's timetable are you living by? The limited, unknowing timetable of a human being (you!) or the all-knowing, all-good, all-harmonious timetable of Spirit?

Spirit knows no time really, but the experience of Spirit by us is through the convention of time. Do you always want stuff NOW!? Do you always want things done on your schedule?

And when you don't see it done on your schedule, what is your reaction? Do you get mad, frustrated, angry, depressed, resigned, sad, giving up? These are destructive and debilitating emotions and feelings. These will not help you in the long run to get in-synch with Spirit.

And that is what we all need to be doing -- geting in-synch with Spirit. Working with Spirit and not against It. Going with the flow of a loving and giving Universe.

Easier said than done, I know. I always have a whole list of things I want to get done by a certain time. Most of the time, that doesn't happen. Then I go through a range of the emotions listed above.

I decided that I would take a different approach in June. And this very morning, just the second day into this new month, Spirit gave me a test. I had my day pretty much planned out. But 15 minutes after I got up, my cat, Thelma, started experiencing a health issue. 15 minutes after that, I was on my way to the Vet with her.

She seems to be better now, thanks for asking.

But there went my plans for the morning. I said to the Universe, "this is not exactly what I had in mind when I said I would allow things to happen on your timetable, but OK, let's just go with it." But here was the test: Was I really committed to going with the flow or would I get all bent out of shape? I decided I would honor my commitment to allowing Spirit and do what I needed to do to help my friend.

About an hour and a half later, we were both home again. I kept an eye on her for awhile, then proceeded with my work and plans. As the day goes by, I'm going to monitor exactly what I don't get done because of the Thelma incident.

I bet it is not going to matter. I bet this morning's change-o-plans has no bearing on my efficiency today. We shall see. Maybe it will actually help me get more done. It certainly got me dressed and out of the house in a hurry!

Besides, what's an extra hour or two between friends?

Share your commments. I welcome your input.

Until next time, Namaste.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Idea of the Month and Feature Article

Both the May Idea of the Month and the May Feature Article in the free monthly Conscious Kernels eNewsletter are about Divine Wisdom.

Are you letting Divine Wisdom guide your life? Do you block Divine Wisdom from helping you? Does your intuition tell you something and your intellect tell you not to listen to it!?

That happens alot. We second-guess ourselves. We ignore hunches, feelings, split-second ideas that flash into our minds.

We are always connected to Divine Wisdom. It is within us -- that is how connected we are to it!

Can you trust an idea that seems impossible to the intellect? Can you go with something that may seem unusual? Would you consider yourself "silly" for following a feeling?

You must remember that Divine Wisdom is WISE! It is not going to steer you wrong.

Share your ideas on Wisdom and intuition. Any great examples of following your intuition? Or what happened when you did not?

Until next time, Namaste

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April Idea of the Month/Feature Article

This month I bring up the subject of "walking the walk" and what that means to you.

We all know it is easier to talk the talk than to walk the walk because there is much less effort involved. We can always say what we should be thinking or what someone else should do, but when it comes to acting in a certain way or really thinking and believing in a certain way, then it takes more effort.

It is something you have to be vigilant about. Catch yourself when you are not walking the walk and get back on course. That is what the Bible phrase " praying without ceasing" really means. To be thinking and believing and acting in the highest spiritual consciousness you can at your current level of understanding and awareness.

We also discussed in the April issue of the Conscious Kernels free monthly eNewsletter, the idea of when a challenge comes back into your experience.

Let's say you had a challenge and through treatment work or prayer or whatever you want to call it, the challenge was resolved. Then, weeks, months or even years later, that challenge returns. What does that mean? What do you do now?

A challenge is in your life for a reason. Perhaps you never figured out what that was when you had it the first time, but through sheer will power or maybe treatment from a Practitioner, the challenge left your experience. But you did not change, not at the deep subconscious level, so the challenge had to return. That is the Law.

Don't beat yourself up about it. The challenge gives you the opportunity to examine your beliefs and your thinking. And to know greater for yourself. What a wonderful gift!

Share your thoughts. Can you see a challenge as a gift?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March Idea of the Month and Feature Article -- Transitions

For the March issue of the Conscious Kernels eNewsletter, the feature article discussed the issue of transitions. All kinds of transitions, but mostly about the transition commonly known as death. For the last few months, my experiences have included a number of transitions of family, and family of friends and acquaintences.

When Life hands you a bunch of similar experiences in a short period of time, that is a clue to look at what is going on with you. What does Life want to teach me now? What does Life want to teach me about transitions?

And then my beloved Louise made her transition. I knew it was coming. The inevitable had just been postponed for a few brief months. But I had nearly 16 years with this crazy, loving, frustrating, laugh-producing, cuddly creature. She was such a sweet girl. The only living thing that wanted to be with me 24-7. Sometimes she wanted my undivided attention. Sometimes she just wanted to be close by while she slept.

When I came home from the vet after her transition, the house seemed cavernously empty. For such a small thing, her presence was huge.

Thelma and I will carry on without her. That is part of dealing with loss. I think we will mourn her in our own ways.

Thelma and Louise were littermates. Together from before they were even born. Inseparable, even though they hissed at each other every now and then. Toward the end, they shared a pillow and slept the afternoon away. Something they had not really done since they were kittens. I think they both knew something was up.

I will be in the habit of looking down at the floor every time I turn around, because Louise was always underfoot, especially near the end. On her last day, I put on some soft music and held her in a blanket in my arms. I just wanted to keep her comfortable and close, the way she liked to be. And I wanted our last hours together to be peaceful and loving.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Website issues

For the months of November, December and January, you may have notices some issues with the website: www.consciouskernels.com. Some of you may have even been prevented from getting to the website by your virus protection program.

As it turns out, my webhosting company was hacked into some time in late November and was infected with malware. That malware became attached to a good many of the sites they host -- including ours. Although they said they had fixed the problem, they did not. Another problem, related to this malware or not, cropped up where I could not update any of the webpages. After trying to restore, then not restore the site as a whole, I asked to be moved to a new server. This seems to have fixed the malware issue.

But then Google had a problem recently where all their search results gave searchers a warning that the website they were going to had malware. I believe this is unrelated to my webhost's problem and Google has since corrected theirs.

So all should be well again. Please let me know if you receive any warnings when trying to visit the site.

A Happier You

In our February issue of the Conscious Kernels eNewsletter, we featured an excerpt from Eckhart Tolle about being a happier you. He had 10 pointers. What did you think of them?

He equates alot of unhappiness is caused by not being in the present moment. By comparing the past with now or the future with now instead of just living in the now.

In Spirit, there is only the now. So if you live in Spirit, then you are living in the Now, and if you are living in the Now, you can experience a Happier You -- according to Tolle.

Share you thoughts.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year's Intentions

The Power of Intentions is different from regular old New Year's resolutions.

As we discussed in the January 2009 issue of the Conscious Kernels eNewsletter, intentions set the Law in motion. Then we let the Law do its perfect work. We work on our intentions, our focus, our attitudes, our attentions. We give the Law clear directives, clear desires and then we are set.

We let go and let God at this point.

What are some of your intentions for the New Year? Have you taken time to get clear on your desires?

Post your experiences here.

Happy New Year to all.