Accept Your Good!

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Your Good is at hand.  Accept it and be happy.  Right now, this instant, you can begin creating a wonderful life, if you’re not already.  What?  You’re not having a wonderful life?  How can that be?

I haven’t earned it, yet
I don’t deserve it, yet
I haven’t suffered enough, yet
 

Nope.  That’s not why.

“But George, in the real world there is no gain without pain.  If you don’t sacrifice and give up what you desire, then you won’t get anything, and, besides, I must prove myself worthy of having good in my life.”

Say’s who?  Who, or what, demands that you deny your Good?  Seriously, who?  God?  Source?  The All? Who?  What? Who/what limits the good you experience right now?

Would YOU want to inflict suffering on your child?  Of course not.  So, what keeps you from accepting your Good Life, here and now?  There is an answer:  It is your mental attention on the lack or absence of your Good.

It’s been long taught that “there are two sides to everything.”  Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has a pair of opposites; like and unlike; wanted, unwanted; positive, negative divided into countless degrees.  This is a fundamental structure of the universe.  When we understand this structure, law if you will, we are able to gain more control over our experience.

Everything is in motion, nothing in the universe is static.  Everything vibrates and has a frequency – a rate of vibration.  It is the range of frequencies along a vibrational scale that creates the polarity – up/down; high/low; hot/cold; in/out; joy/despair.  It is the same thing but at different degrees, such as hot-cold.

Your world, your momentary experience, is determined by your focus – your attention to a particular frequency of something.  Where your attention is, is where you are.  This is why Jesus taught that the “poor” will be around always.  Jesus didn’t mean “poor” as an economic term or degree of material possession, but rather the perception and perspective such a person has regarding self and relationship to other frequencies.  In effect, such people give their attention to what they “lack” rather than practicing their thinking higher on that scale towards “desire”.

Why do you enjoy being around certain people?  You know, you feel good when they’re around.  There’s more energy and delight when they’re around.  The sensation is evident, but what’s going on?

Induction

c: the process by which an electrical conductor becomes electrified when near a charged body, by which a magnetizable body becomes magnetized when in a magnetic field or in the magnetic flux set up by a magnetomotive force, or by which an electromotive force is produced in a circuit by varying the magnetic field linked with the circuit.  (Merriam-Webster)

The operative phrase is near a charged body.  Electrical induction describes a process of transference of energy or force through space.  This principle holds vast promise for accessing electricity.  Even more important, it helps explain such elusive phenomena as “mental telepathy,” the healing factor of “prayer,” as well as the sensation felt when in the presence of a charged personality.

Presumptions include

·         Energy is a vibration

·         Thought is energy

·         Vibration has a frequency

·         Energy can be transmitted

The bottom line is that we are vibrational beings and, being such, participate in induction.  There is value in feeling good – it has an effect on others.  In a sense, the best thing you can do for someone is enjoy yourself.  The reverse is also true – that you can be influenced by the frequencies emitted by others.  This is the sensation of entering a building, a room, a structure and having a “sense” of it – either pleasant or dismal.  Literally, it is vibrating, the vibrations at least in part the result of induction from other people.  Now, this gets to be fun when we realize this means we have a degree, perhaps a lot, of control over our experience.

Thought is the most inherent component of ourselves and we have the ability to chose, select if you will, how we think.  The way we think affects our interpretation of what we sense around us and how we project to others.   The implications are marvelous.

We help others through induction.  Induction charges, affects vibration.  The higher the frequency in a given subject, the better the experience.  By changing our vibration, and we do that firstly by changing our thoughts, we attract experiences of a similar vibration.  The better it gets, the better it gets.  The worse it gets, the worse it gets.  It’s the vibration that’s the key.

Think of everything as a SCALE.  This is my polarity stick.  It has four sides, representing Direction, Temperature, and Emotions.  There’s North/South, Hot/Cold, Love/Hate, and Joy/Despair.

Imagine that we are all at the North Pole.  But, it’s time to move on.  Someone plans to go to New York.  Someone plans to go to London.  Someone plans to go to Bossier City.  Someone intends to go to Saigon.  What direction does each person go?  South.  They arrive in different places, but all head in the same direction.

Hot and Cold.  Same thing, just a matter of degree.  For our senses, “hot” might be the vibrational point that causes water molecules to separate.  “Cold” might be the point where water molecules crystalize.  We set the standard for these “extremes” these two aspects of the same thing.

Love and Hate are the same thing, just different expressions of frequency.  Which one is more pleasant?  Certainly love.  However, if a person has experienced despair for a long time, a feeling of “hate” is an improvement.  There is no right or wrong along any scale.  It is what it is.  We have the ability, with thought, to move our frequency closer to that which we wish to experience.

For many of us, that would be Joy.  But we can’t be on the same frequency as joy if our attention is on something that distresses us.  To be more joyful means that we give our attention to joy; to choose to focus on the Good in our immediate moment.

So, what do we have?

There is ONE universe.  The Universe is a mental creation of that we call God (capital G).  All is in motion – energy vibrates and the frequency determines its nature.

We think with our Mind.  Thoughts are not products of the brain, a physical organ.  Our Mind attracts thoughts based on our attention.  This is great!  We have the ability, and the authority, to give our attention to any and every thing that we desire.

Uh, what if we’re clueless to what we desire?  Not an unusual situation, actually.  Think polarity – even if you don’t know what you want, you most certainly are aware of what you don’t want.  What you want is the other end of the scale.

Recognizing that prayer and healthy vibrations are received by others is important.  Some folks, very well intentioned but not understanding how things work, might hold such erroneous beliefs that any time they feel good, someone somewhere must feel bad.  Or that if they prosper, then someone somewhere is denied prosperity.

Nonsense.  You can test this.  If you believe that having Good means that someone else is denied their good, then go home and get very sick.  Become very ill.  Suffer greatly.  By doing so someone, somewhere will suddenly enjoy health.  Of course it doesn’t work that way.  If you want to assist someone in poor  physical health, be healthy  yourself – project to them a higher vibration; when you give such person your attention, behold them with love and health, perceiving them as they truly are.

Another thing is to follow your Intuition.  It’s YOU communicating with You.  It is your Higher Self sending guidance.

The higher frequency rules the lower.  The only way to “get rid” of a thing or a thought is to give your attention to something else.  By “getting rid” of something your attention is on the thing you want to be rid of, which attracts more of the same.

What?  You “got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?  Okay.  Take a moment, take a breath, relax, now mentally get up on the right side of the bed.  You can do this now!  There is no reason to give your attention to anything that distresses you.  You can ALWAYS think of something else, something higher on the scale.  And that’s the way you get there.

Charles Fillmore got it right:  If you’re unhappy with your life, change your thinking.

 

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Habits, Patterns, and Thoughts That Go Bump in the Night – the Summary

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So, What Do You Have?
• There is a real, physical, sensation which accompanies change. Fear and anxiety may result when you are not aware of what is occurring.
• People are able to habituate. This frees the conscious mind for creative pursuits.
• Habits of activity, thinking, and feeling are created. Habits can be positive, negative, good, or bad. The process is neutral.
• Patterns are the cyclical events which are driven by the collected habits over time. Patterns may be difficult to notice at first—similar to not seeing the forest for the trees.
• Managing fear results in a positive experience. It’s true. Learning how to manage fear, even if not overcoming it, enhances self confidence. Fear never completely exits your life, for no other reason than there are always shadowy corners in life, and you don’t know what’s on the other side. It’s a great motivator.
• Expectations are created when thinking habits meld with feeling habits over time. Expectations are extremely powerful. In a battle of what one expects versus what one desires, expectation wins.
• People are created free and instinctively resist being forced to do something. The more free a person, the greater the sense of identity. The greater the sense of identity, the greater the demand for freedom. Sadly, the converse is also true.
• Words are important. Using the correct word, when you speak and think to yourself, is vital to avoid creating unnecessary internal conflicts. You listen and respond to your own thoughts. Become your “best friend” and not your “worst enemy.”
• Time will pass. Use it, it’s your friend. A part of human growth and development is to look back in time and assess your life. Perspective.
• If you know what is important, the rest is simple.
• Simple does not equal easy.

Useful Tools in your Personal TOOL BOX:

• HANDS. When in doubt, clasp your hands one way, then the other. It’s a good reminder that much discomfort and unease is a result of some re-arrangement, or change in your life.
• The Problem is not the Solution. If the problem never seems to go away, or if nothing really changes despite your hard work, then mentally step back and see if you are, in fact, wanting the problem to stop being a problem. Especially if the problem is a person.
• An irrational idea, passionately held, is still an irrational idea. Use this tool often. Are you demanding that people, or the world, get its act together in order for you to feel good? This is a path to insane behavior.
• Do I want to wreck my neighbor’s car? A handy thought to use whenever you feel angry or resentful. What do you want? Happiness for you, or for others to suffer? The two are not synonymous. Your energy should benefit you, not the S.O.B.s out there.

There are a number of ideas that go well with sticky notes on your refrigerator, computer monitor, or other special places:

• Habituation occurs whether you are aware or not.
• Stubborn is not a virtue.
• Don’t break a habit; replace it.
• Words mean things.
• The freedom of the word “choose.”
• Good Grief—using the spiral of time for healing.
• An irrational idea, passionately held, can cause weird behavior.
• Strong emotions are associated with memory. Forget about being able to forget.
• Perspective—cause and effect and delayed gratification.
• Don’t try, do something. Or don’t do it.
• Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste.
• Worry feeds on indecision.

Tried and True

Don’t discount the rich cultural history and wisdom that has been passed along as adages. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel of knowledge.

• Humans are creatures of habit.
• Birds of a feather really do flock together.
• You really can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
• A stitch in time saves nine.
• Making a mountain out of a mole hill.

The Bottom Line: Power.

The concepts and tools presented in this book can help you develop a greater sense of personal freedom and confidence. This is achieved by learning to become more aware of what you think, how you feel, and what you are doing right now. You may have developed a habit of not paying attention to these matters.

Your power to change is in this moment. Time won’t back up for you. It will not skip forward so you can see the results of today’s decisions and behavior. Of course you can devote your time and energy in those attempts. But why?

Nobody says that you must continue living with habits and patterns that no longer work for you. You have the power to choose what you do. The only obstacle to gaining more control over your life may be a reluctance to invest the time and energy to make a change. Perception is reality.

In every situation, at any instant, you can ask three questions:

• What am I thinking, right now?
• How am I feeling, right now?
• What am I doing, right now?

Once those are answered, ask three more questions:

• Am I thinking the way I want to think?
• Am I feeling the way I want to feel?
• Am I acting the way I want to act?

If the answer to any of the above is no, don’t fret. Right now, this moment, you have the power and the ability to change the thought. Change the feeling, or at least manage the way you respond to the feeling. Change the behavior, or at least stop acting in a way you do not like. You can do something to manage your life.

You can practice asking those questions several times a day. It’s okay to leave yourself sticky notes. It’s not necessary to rely on your memory to do this, because much of that is already a habit. Use reminders in whatever manner works for you. The important thing is to do it.

The only way to get rid of an unwanted habit is to replace it with another one. You simply can’t jerk a habit out of your experience— nature abhors a vacuum! That’s the same thing as “trying to break” a habit. Unproductive habits need to be replaced. There is no shortcut. Once you are aware of the habituated activity you can, at that instant, replace it. The new action won’t stick immediately, of course, it’s not yet a habit. But with practice and persistence, it will.

If the idea of replacing a habit is a little scary, then use another term. Supplant means for one thing to gradually take the place of another. Supplant is a gentle process. No sudden shocks, no dramatic shifts, just quiet, steady, consistent work, with a minimal of “Hands” type of discomfort. If you are prone to break habits, you may wish to supplant them. Don’t want to supplant them? Supersede them. Supersede means to set aside something obsolete and replace it with something new. Use that word and style if it works for you.

Life is a great adventure for those who choose to participate.