Good morning everyone. I’ve been up at 4:30am for the past 3 days, not because of Hurricane Irma, but for the first weekend of Clarity Mentor Training and my second year with Clarity Coach Training. It’s happening in London, so I’m live streaming from Florida. I am so excited for this next 10 month journey. We started with a listening exercise where we had to share why we are on the course and what have we come for. I shared that since I was a child I’ve sung the song, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” but now I really understand the meaning of the line that says, “what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.” Then one of my exercise partners and I sung the line together. It was a beautiful moment.
How do we bear needless pain? I’m glad you asked. All of the fear, anxiety, worry, insecurity, etc. that is needless pain we bear. Let me explain. Right now I’m hunkered down to ride out hurricane Irma and I’m feeling blessed. The reason for that is that our felt experience only comes from the energy of Thought. Nothing outside of thought can make us feel anything. We only feel what comes through our thought system. That’s the way the mind works. We are connected to the Wisdom and Intelligence behind life and that is where our security, our wellbeing, our happiness, our peace comes from. It’s already inside us from birth. The only thing that ever blocks us from seeing it or feeling it is thought in the moment. So, Irma can’t take my joy away or cause me to feel scared. Have I felt scared over this week, absolutely!! That’s a part of being human. We are going to have feelings, both high and low. But, I know 100% that my feelings are only responses to the ebb and flow of my thoughts.
Sometimes I don’t see it and I believe that my feelings are coming from something outside, other than thought. I mean it really feels that way sometimes. Ok, it’s a lot of times! Earlier this week I was so caught up in thought and running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to find gas and water. My anxiety level was way high. I thought that the long lines, empty gas pumps, and shelves were making me feel scared and worried, or worse, telling me something about my future. But, it doesn’t work that way. Once I caught it and snapped back to reality, it was like unclogging a pipe and allowing me to hear from God and know what to do. Divine guidance is real and it’s for all of us.
When we go outside-in, we get caught up in our thoughts and think that our felt experience is being created from something other than thought. It’s going to happen all the time because we’re human. Understanding that frees us from taking our thoughts seriously and personally, and it frees us from living as a victim to our circumstances. We are totally supported by God. For me, that’s why I can carry everything to Him in prayer rather than bearing needless pain.
If you’d like to know more, or would like some support, email me and we’ll talk.
Love & blessings,