Nineteenth century doctor, writer, and metaphysician H. Emilie Cady wrote, “Practice the presence of God just as you would practice music.” As a spiritual teacher and coach, I cannot over-stress how important it is...
In every moment, we are thinking. We can hold only one thought in our minds at a time. We are either thinking about the external circumstances around us or we are thinking about the internal, creative energy inside of us.
As a young boy in rural Austria, Arnold Schwarzenegger made a decision for his future. After reading an article in a magazine about Reg Parks, the Mr. Universe Body-Builder, Arnold decided he was going to follow in Park's footsteps.
Do you want to change – quit smoking, lose weight, attract your special someone, get out of a bad relationship, change jobs, or earn more money?
You affirm and declare that you will do something or you won’t do something – then, before you realize it, you have done exactly the opposite.
Those inner callings speak to us through our longings and our discontent. We may be enjoying our lives, yet something is missing.
The end of a year is a great time to take a personal inventory, to determine how your life is stacking up against your plans and expectations for yourself.
My oldest brother Jim was 18 years old and out on his own when I was born into the Thomas household. He and I never had much opportunity to develop a deep relationship.
“My father was an angry man. He was always yelling at my mother. One year, it was almost Thanksgiving. We didn’t have any food, and there was certainly no celebration.
Simply by changing the point at which the comma is seen, a person’s life was completely changed. The same goes for our perception.
Every time you start to move toward what you really want in your life, the present conditions pull you back into old patterns.
So you wake up one morning and think, “I wish my life was different.” And you go on to imagine some different aspect or outcome for yourself.
Boom, boom, boom. The fireworks exploded, the ball dropped, and a new year began. By the time you read this article, you may have already trashed your resolutions. Please don’t despair.
A friend of mine said, “Lately I have been entertaining the idea of running away.” Something about my friend’s use of the word “entertaining” made me curious. I asked, “What do you serve it?”
Pop music in this decade has taken on a positive message. One Republic, a pop band from Colorado, has released hit after hit from their album, NATIVE. One song that I particularly like is titled, “I Lived.”
How many times have you said something like, “I just didn’t expect that.” “I didn’t see it coming.” “If only I had expected that to happen.” A part of your mind wants to expect all the possibilities.
A friend of mine creates posts on Facebook under the caption: “Quotes from people who aren’t famous and don’t have cool pictures.” A couple of weeks ago, he posted, “Sometimes all we know is that we don’t know.”
Visioning is a process to get clear about what you want in your life. Visioning can be done with individuals or groups, such as families, businesses, or churches. Our repeated thoughts keep us locked into limited thinking.
Who are you? I mean, who are you, really? It can seem that everyone has an idea of who you are supposed to be. Sometimes that fits with your own idea of you, and sometimes, it doesn’t fit.
The creative energy of God-life is constant, ever-present, and available. Creativity expresses all around us. It is not limited by our economic level, political view, age, size or education. Creativity is alive and active. It is alive!