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Thursday, October 19, 2017

#ThursdayThoughts Random Ramblings on Living an Authentic Spiritual Life

Good Morning Friends!

Today is a New Moon and that means new beginnings.

Jesus came so that He could make all things new. The Bible says when we accept Him, we are new creatures and we all know that God's mercies are new every morning.

We learn the Lord's prayer at an early age, but how often do we pray it out of obligation or just mumble the words instead of feeling the heart of them?

In fact, how often do we do that with every prayer about any situation?

While in meditation this morning I had this thought: I want to shine so bright that when people look at me they have to put their sun glasses on!

Shouldn't we all desire that?

We get so wrapped up in this physical life that we believe we're earthly beings having an occasional spiritual experience instead of the other way around.

We are spiritual beings having an earthly experience!

So how can we live an authentic spiritual life while here on earth?

The first and most important step is to decide to live, move, and act from that place of pure positive energy within you - live, love, think and breathe from your spirit or the place within you where the Holy Spirit resides.

Once you've decided to do so, ask for help. God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Angels, Spirit Guides, loved ones who've passed over, are all there to guide us! Ask for their assistance. If you're afraid of meeting up with negative or evil spirits, ask Archangel Michael to protect your prayer time.

Meditate daily (or as often as possible). Don't get wrapped up in the woo woo of this. Meditation is much more simple than we make it out to be. Get comfortable, get quiet and focus on your breathing. Long, slow, deep breaths. If you have to, mentally repeat breathe in, breathe out or something else (Peace and Love, Joy and Happiness, etc.) Do this a few times then try to focus without using words.

When a thought comes into your mind, if it's a worrisome one - mentally say to yourself, "we'll think about that later, let's just sit quiet for now" and then go back to your deep breathing. If the thought is a good one, rejoice, get excited and happy and be grateful for it, but then - let it go and return to focusing on your breath.

The purpose of meditation is to clear and quiet your mind so that God can speak to you. And you'll know when He does. 10 or 15 minutes a day is easy to do and sufficient to produce tremendous results.

Last but certainly not least, become aware of how you're feeling in any given moment/situation. Ask yourself often throughout the day "How am I feeling?" "What am I thinking?"

Your emotions are a sure-fire indicator if you're living from your spiritual being (which is pure love, joy, peace, happiness, wholeness, etc., etc.) or from your natural man (which is worry, anger, frustration, etc.)

By becoming aware of our thoughts and feelings, we can choose better ones by - well, choosing - to focus on the love and light within us and others, and to let go and let God deal with the things we can't control - which is actually everything but ourselves and our own thoughts and emotions!

Does doing these things guarantee you'll never have a bad day or experience?

Of course not. After all, we live in a world where chaos has become the order of the day. What it does mean though, is by living from your spirit, you'll be able to navigate this life so much better and be a shining light for others to help them along their paths as well.

This picture says it all.....

Thank You, Alvar Astulez, creator of this lovely graphic!
Something to think about!
"Inspirational with an Edge!"

Hope you enjoyed today's random ramblings and that you'll join me each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God bless.


Susan Oleksiw said...

Good post, Pam. Whatever someone's faith is, meditating every day is sure to calm the mind and bring a better life.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Good thoughts!

Connie Bretes said...

Your faith definitely shines through to everyone who's life you have touched, including mine.

Alina K. Field said...

Wonderful post, Pamela, with many good reminders. It's easy to get swallowed up in worries!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

You are so right, Susan!
Thanks Jacquie.
Awww...thank you, Connie!
Glad you enjoyed the post Alina.

Thank you ALL for stopping by and commenting, may God bless you 100 fold.

Leah St. James said...

What a lovely and comforting message, Pam. You have given me much to think about. Thank you.

Judy Ann Davis said...

I try to grab 15-20 minutes of alone time, away from distractions--just me, sometimes with my eyes closed, so I can only absorb the sounds which I later block. I don't know whether you'd call it meditation--I call it a time for peace and calmness and reflection. Anyway, it gets me centered and away from the harried world around me.

Alicia Dean said...

Beautiful post! I desperately need to give this a try. My entire life is rush, rush, rush. Thanks for the reminder!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

So glad my random ramblings have value to you, Leah!
Sounds like meditation to me Judy!
Once you start Alicia you'll be so glad you did!
Thank you ALL for stopping by
Good luck and God's blessings to each and every one of you, my sweet, loyal friends.

Patricia Stoltey said...

And show gratitude, for even the toughest challenges in this life offer an opportunity to learn and grow.

Wonderful post, Pam. Thank you.

Diane Burton said...

Great post, Pam. Love the graphic.