Oneness Ministry

We are One

Feel It

Why does a person do what they do?  I know the question of why can often lead down a circumferential path but let’s just give it a go, for fun.  Why do you drink coffee every morning, or walk in the shadows on a hot day?  Given the choice of going to a familiar restaurant and eating food you have had many times and enjoyed or going to a new place serving unfamiliar food, which would you choose?

The answer is going to vary a lot by each person and reflects the person’s character.  On a deeper level though the choices you make determine your experience of life and in turn influence future decisions.  Often life is based on an experience from your past, so in effect the past becomes your future!  This can be a very dangerous and limiting habit.  What if instead you made your decisions based on the joy offered?  By listening to your inner voice and letting your soul guide you the experience changes for the better.  This is a practice of faith and demonstrates a belief in a benevolent world.

What if you drink coffee for the flavor experience and the pleasure it brings you and if it wakes you up then all the better?  How about staying in the shade to protect your skin and stay cool?  The other motivation might be fear of dying of cancer or getting sunburned.  Fear is a dreadful feeling and poor for your health.  The fear itself is the problem not the sun or coffee or any ‘thing’ outside you.  How you think about things makes a difference in your experience of it.  Thoughts are things, how you use them determines the outcome.

The ultimate reward for all you do is the experience or feeling gained.  Giving feels good, thus it is a good thing to do.  Swimming in clean clear warm water feels good, thus it is a good thing to do.  Not all experience is going to feel good, but this does not mean the outcome will not be good.  This is where listening to your inner voice, the soft quiet one, is your best guidance.  The feeling good part is often another person’s experience as a result of your actions.  It feels good to be a part of making another person feel good, even if it hurts in the short term.  An example would be jumping into cold water to save a person’s life or running into a burning building to save someone.

As obvious as all this may seem, how often do you think about the feeling you experience when making a choice?  How often do you think of other people’s feelings when you make a choice?  Do the thing which feels right to you and consider others in the decision.  This is what is called a win-win.

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Unity in Gender Diversity     Free eBooks click here

 

2 Comments »

The Power of Place

Have you ever noticed how when you are in a certain place your thoughts, feelings and actions often differ from what they might be somewhere else?  For instance, do you act differently at a professional baseball game than you would at your son’s t-ball game?  How about at church verses at work?

Why do people act differently at a party with their peers than they would at a family gathering?  Does this mean the person has multiple personalities?  Or could this mean that the person is being caught in the flow of energy present in that place?

Notice how you act in certain places and with certain people.  What is going on here?  I believe it is the energy influence in a certain place combined with the other people there that influence your behavior.  It is common to place these feelings on another person or on the place or location.  Psychologists call this Projection and in the psychological sense it is “the tendency to ascribe to another person (or place or situation), feelings, thoughts, or attitudes present in oneself.” (Dictionary.com 2010)  It is quite possible that the place is having an effect on you.  This effect is in combination with other people, and they are being influenced by the place also.  Big crowds are famous for the mass effect or group consciousness that controls large numbers of people.  Riots are often under this influence.

If you walk into a large cathedral of exceptional reputation and beauty you expect peace and quiet.  You would expect reverence.  The expectations are different for a movie theatre or stadium.  Part of the very reason you are attending those events is for the experience of that place!  While this may seem obvious to some, not everyone is aware that the place is influencing your behavior and vice versa.

It does not have to be that way.  Jesus taught to be in the world, and not of it.  What does this mean?  It means that you have a choice everywhere you go whether you allow yourself to be swept up in the experience of a place and how you act in this place.  If two baseball fans get into a fight, you have the choice of getting involved or not.  Even if they strike you, it is still up to you whether you strike back.  Jesus tells us, “To those who strike you on the cheek, offer the other also.”  This I believe is how you be in the world, but not of it.  To strike back is being of it.

Be aware of where you are and embrace this feeling.  Know that the place is influencing your feelings as well as other factors; such as the people there, your thoughts about the place and their thoughts about you and the place.  The ultimate power is in consciousness, because it makes up not only your thoughts and their thoughts but the very place you are experiencing.  Thoughts are things.  The gift here is that you are experiencing yourself consciously – now the choice of what next is yours, really and truly yours!

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Unity in Gender Diversity     Free eBooks click here

 

Leave a comment »