Archives for May 2011

How to Stop Worrying

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." Elbert Hubbard The Note Book, 1927 Here's a little more research on how to rise above fear and stop worrying. Thomas Campbell suggests getting rid of fear by looking at the worst that can happen and accepting it.  Lin Yutang wrote that true peace of mind comes from accepting the worst.  Professor William James said that acceptance of what has happened is the first step in overcoming the
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How to Rise Above Fear

"Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it."  ~ Bill Cosby According to Steven Reiss, Ph.D., there are three fundamental fears: the fear of injury (e.g. getting hurt and feeling pain), anxiety reactions (the fear of experiencing emotional or physical discomfort from heightened anxiety such as an anxiety attack, shortness of breath or fainting), and embarrassment (such as making a noticeable mistake while public speaking and experiencing a sense of mortification).  Dr. Reiss
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Thoughts Are Things

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." Dr. Wayne Dyer Most of you are familiar with the concept that 'Thoughts Are Things' (ref: Prentice Mulford).  Author and Speaker, Dr. Wayne Dyer has written a book on how to manifest with thought called 'The Power of Intention'.  The movie 'The Secret' also provides different instructions on how to manifest 'things' into your current reality.  Since learning about visualization in 1987, I've frequently used
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What to Eat?

"No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut."  Channing Pollock Journeying along the spiritual path, the question of what to eat has plagued many people, including me.  Is it okay to eat red meat or should we eat more chicken and fish?  Should everyone become a vegetarian?  I have done some research and also asked a few spiritual gurus questions about food choices and here is a short Q&A list: Q.  Why are so many spiritual gurus
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Love or Fear

Two days ago, while meditating, the vision of a graph with a series of sharp spikes appeared in front of me.  As is usually the case, I had no idea what this meant. However, seeing a graph was somewhat peculiar because I am a right-brained artistic type who usually sees pictures with nothing mathematical about them. Perplexed, I mentioned the vision of the graph to George, who is a scientist and he agreed it was strange for me to see this and commented, "It must be significant!" Yesterday,
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Your Own Path

“Earth is crammed with heaven And every bush aflame with God But only those who see take off their shoes.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet There are two states that humans tend to fall into.  They are either in a state of love or fear.  When you think of all the negative emotions you've felt and all the negative activities happening in the world, including abuse, violence, and war, most of that negativity has been driven by fear. The following is a list of the more common fears
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Who Is Mother Earth?

"If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone."  John Maxwell Yesterday, as part of a small group, I spent most of the day with Physicist, Thomas Campbell, author of My Big TOE (http://www.my-big-toe.com/) .  When read my book Diamond Lantern, you will read how I stumbled onto a furious spirit who eventually identified herself as Mother Earth.  Around February 2010, this spirit literally had me shaking in my boots as she expressed enormous outrage at having been abused and
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