New Book – “Why We Are the Way We Are”

I am pleased to announce that Why We Are the Way We Are, Book 1 of my new ‘Our Journeys to Peace’ Series is now available – in print and e-book through Amazon.

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Book 2 – Becoming Our Best Self – due out February 2019 – see here for About Book (see below for covers)

Book  3 – Relationships in an Evolving World – due April 2019 – see here for About Book

Ensuring a Lightness of Being – Part 2/2

(Link to part 1 is below)

We now know that negative thought patterns and the attitudes these engender create disharmony into our life. That inflexibility and outdated ideals limit our perspectives, and deter us from becoming our Best Self.

Consciously choosing to shift any attitudes, behaviors, or beliefs that work against our personal success and spiritual growth can only benefit us, and helps to create a lightness of being.

When we adopt more positive thoughts not only do we experience more peace in the moment, but we also invite more positive circumstances into our life by the Law of Attraction.

And when we shift negative attitudes and behaviors and become open to new ways of looking at others and life, these newfound ways of being also pave the way for us to improve our relationships and generally feel more peace, joy, and harmony in our lives.

Choosing to shift any attitudes, behaviors, or beliefs requires that we becoming conscious. And becoming conscious requires that we become Mindful. Of ourselves. And towards others.

We are unaware that we have been under the influence of unconscious authority and that the separation we feel toward our power base, and each other, is an illusion. We have gone about life mindless to the effects of these false premises.

Part of ensuring we maintain a lightness of being is ensuring we are mindful, as being mindless creates a heaviness in our energetic being.


This blog article is created from excepts in my new book Why We Are the Was We Are, which has just become available through Amazon (in print and e-book). See here for About Book (You will be directed to my other site)

Mindlessness vs Mindfulness

When we operate from a mindless state we act impulsively, foolishly, or single-mindedly, often blind to other possibilities and the effects our decisions will have on our ultimate happiness, or on others.

Conversely, if we are mindful when making decisions or taking action we are not in denial of the reasons for our desires or choices, and we consider their effects on others. We instinctively maintain harmony in situations.

I will discuss mindfulness and mindlessness more thoroughly in next week’s blog post. You can access by following my Facebook page here

Part 1 can be found here   (You will be directed to my other blog page /website) 

© Rosemary McCarthy, January, 2019.

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The Universal Law of Authenticity – Part 1 of 2

(Part 2 will be published in a few days)

The Law of Authenticity follows the Law of Openness because our heart has to first be open to universal flow for us to feel joy, inner-peace, connect to what will truly make us happy, and become our Best Self.

To embrace the Law of Authenticity we must come from an honest place within our self – from our heart-space – in touch with our soul – our True Self.

To be truly authentic our heart must be fully open: we must be in touch with that honest place within our self.

Our hearts are often somewhat open and we may feel moments of joy, sometimes connect to what makes us happy, and have inklings of what our Best Self looks like.

At the same time, we may have a vague feeling that we are not in touch with the part of our self that inspires us to become all that we can be. We are not fully in touch with our True Self – the core of who we are our essence – our authentic self.

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Why we are the Way We are

We may have unknowingly erected barriers that weaken our confidence, influence our thought-processes, block inspiration, and stifle our creativity.

When in touch with our essence our authentic self – and connected to our True Self we feel assured and are confident in our value and strengths. We feel inspired.

We act on our inspirations. We use our strengths to bring them to fruition. We go after what we want.

We view others and the world from a clear, unbiased framework without the need to blame or judge. From this clarity we can bring forth all that we were meant to be. We do not need to puff our self up, yield to popular attitudes or beliefs, or succumb to pressure from others.

Our True Self is continuously expressing to us in ways that guide us to become our Best Self. But we must hear it.

We cannot hear what it is attempting to convey if unconscious influences run our lives. If we live in fear. Are in denial of truths about our self. Or hold strong to outdated beliefs or ideals.

Our unconscious influences are ruled by our created Self. Negative reactionary attitudes and/or behaviors may have emerged as a result of unhealed emotional wounds.

We may have adopted defense mechanisms to protect who we feel we need to be. Unmet emotions may have created neediness in us.

As these come from deep within we think that they are true expressions of who we are – that we are being authentic when we feel and express in these ways. But we are not being truly authentic.

Everything Stems from Either Love or Fear

We are not connected to our essence. Yes, at this moment in time this is how we feel. But our feeling and the urges to react in negative and disharmonious ways are not coming from a pure place.  

Negatively charged reactions and defense mechanisms are automatic. Erratic. Highly emotional. They come from unaddressed hurts or issues.

They may show themselves as anger, control, impatience, or defensiveness, etc. They are often loud and forceful.

Or, they may show up as passive-aggressiveness, which appears subtler but holds an internal emotional component that will eventually rear its ugly head and cause disharmony.

These emotionally charged ways of reacting block the connection to our True Self. Neediness causes us to emotionally attach our desires, expectations, and happiness onto others, bypassing the connection to our True Self.

This is based in my writings in Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. About book found here   and my Newly Released Why We Are the Way We Are . Link with image above.

Rosemary McCarthy, © September 2018, updated December 2018.

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Today’s Understanding of Angels and Miracles (part 2 / 2)

(Link for Part 1 of this article is below)

Demystifying Miracles

Miracles are usually associated with healing or the manipulation of elements, such as a spontaneous healing, a yogi bending spoons with his mind, or Jesus turning water into wine.

The answer to an impossible prayer/request is also often considered a miracle, as are events that defy reason or probabilities, such as having the strength to lift a car off a trapped person.

The limited perspective of the linear, third-dimensional awareness most of us exist under does not allow us to see or understand what cannot be explained by our physical laws.

The higher the level of consciousness we exist under, the more easily we can connect to the universal forces, where the laws of time, space, and form are easily overcome.

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Why we are the Way We are

Engaging our higher, supernatural God-selves, we become attuned to the organic, quantum makeup of the elements. Just as we can direct our hands to move a book, in advanced states we can manipulate the elements with our consciousness. Enlightened yogis and the Masters all attained these high states enabling them to overcome the physical laws.

When we partner-up with Spirit, or invoke higher-realm beings in our meditations or prayers, physical laws can be overcome, as those in higher states can make what seems impossible happen for us. Synchronicities happen.

Not all miracles are physical; some are mental or emotional, such as having a change of heart or attitude.

The word miracle in A Course in Miracles proposes that every second of every minute of every day, and with regard to anybody and within every situation, even minor shifts in our attitudes or though processes from those based in fear to those based in love* are considered miracles.

Each positive shift in attitude raises our consciousness, changes our vibration and trajectory, and as we are all connected changes those of Humanity.

Today's Understanding of Angels and Miracles (part 2 / 2)Every shift to a love-based attitude helps to alleviate the fear-based paradigm that is keeping us all tied to the limitations of third-dimensional living.

*The aspects of love and those of fear are found in my book, and also in my article “Everything Stems from Love or Fear” on my blog page found  here 

This article in an amalgamation of a few sections from my book Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science. About book found here  

Link for Part 1 of this article can be found  here  (you will be directed to my other website, but there is a link there to return to this article)

Rosemary McCarthy, © September 2018, updated December 2018.

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The Secret of Enough – Part 2

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What is enoughEnough is different for everyone. Most of us in the Western world do want some luxuries and modern commodities and some of it can be supported by Mother Nature (if we are wise about it), but many of us have gone overboard.

In The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight Thom Hartmann reminds us that our current society lives under the myth that “some stuff will make you happy, then twice as much stuff will make you twice as happy, and ten times as much will make you ten times as happy, and so on, into infinity.” (1)

And although greed has been around for eons, it has only recently extended to such abusive actions towards our Planet as to threaten her (and thereby our) very survival. Where did this current greed come from?

In his essay, “The World of Wonder” in Spiritual Ecology, Thomas Berry explains that in North America this attitude of acquiring grew as a result of our lack of embracing or understanding the concept of “Earth-based spirituality” when we first came here from Europe.

He reminds us that not only did the Indigenous people understand the relationship between heaven, earth, and its people, evidenced by their rituals and ceremonies to evoke the powers of the Universe, most ancient cultures did as well. He tells us that the pillars in India, China, Greece, Egypt and Rome “were established to delineate a sacred center which provided a point of reference for human affairs and bound Heaven and Earth together.” (2)

The Secret of Enough

Barry explains that we came to America from Europe believing we were religious, educated, scientifically advanced, and able to create our own political organizations. We “saw ourselves as a divine blessing on this continent. In reality we were a predator people on an innocent continent.”

We saw a land that could allow us to break away from the “monarchical governments … and their world of royalty and subservience,” but rather than be in awe of the grandness and beauty of this land, we saw it as a “continent available for exploitation.” Although we were searching for new values, our attitudes of greed and control did not really change; nor did they reflect the values of the native people already here. (3)

In large part, except for the few who have rejected commercialism, such as the Mennonites, Indigenous peoples, and certain rural tribes, having lost the connection to the concept of enough and respect for our Planet, most societies have fallen under the spell of acquiring and greed.

Our Planet is meant to support us. If we return to a reciprocal relationship with Mother Earth we will all have access to its life-affirming energy: we will all have enough. Returning to the wisdom of nature at this juncture in our evolution and with our growing population is vital!

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As I was exploring various subjects when researching for my book Your Journey to Peace …, (whose concepts this article is based on) a notion was growing in me that the Indigenous peoples’ gentle nature and connection to the earth were somehow connected to the healing of Humanity. I was directed to various answers.

More of what I discovered is further explored in my next article/ blog post, “The Indigenous Beliefs and Our Planet’s Healing.” I will explain how eons ago the Indigenous peoples around the world actually made a conscious decision to forego industrialization so that they could show us the roadmap back when we had lost our way – when we had forgotten about the secret of enough and the importance of our connection to Mother Earth and of our reciprocal relationship with her.

(This article is based on Chapter 9, “The Planet and Abundance” from my book Your Journey to Peace … About Book here   See here to Buy Book (available in print and e-book formats).

~ Rosemary McCarthy© April, 2018, December 2018

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Notations

(1) Thom Hartmann, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation (Northfield, VT: Mythical Books, 1998), 235.

(2) Thomas Berry, “The World of Wonder” in Spiritual EcologyThe Cry of the Earth, a collection of essays edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, (Pointe Reyes, CA: The Golden Sufi Center), 15-17.

(3)  Ibid.

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What Readers Are Saying About “Your Journey to Peace”

A Highly Insightful and Progressive Read!

Anyone who wants to find healing in themselves and within their relationships should read this book. Rosemary offers great insight into the way our society is going and what we can do to move progressively forward as one collective humanity. (Rachel Greeve, Amazon Canada)

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Highly Recommended for Anyone Striving for Personal Improvement and Higher Understanding!

I found this book to be an urgent and timely read. The research is highly impressive, not to mention extremely provocative and informative.At the heart of this book is a spiritual plea for introspection, not only for each reader, but for a world in need of positive change.It is highly recommended for anyone striving for personal improvement and higher understanding. (Gary W Hesketh, Amazon, USA – author of The Soul of The Messenger).

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Insightful and Uplifting!

I find this book offers insightful and well-thought advice/research and I recommend it to anyone on their spiritual journey to inner peace. (Anonymous, Amazon US and UK).

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What Readers Are Saying About "Your Journey to Peace"

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About: Your Journey to Peace

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Your Journey to Peace  ... Guides Us to become Our Best Self     by,

  • Helping us find peace within ourselves,
  • Improve our relationships,
  • Find harmony with all those around us,
  • Make peace with our situations,    and
  • Make peace with the world around us.

Journey ... Explains the Importance of Our Connections    by,

  • Helping us to understand how our connection to others is vital to finding our peace,   and
  • Shows how our personal, collective, and cosmic journeys to peace are connected.

Journey … Is like a puzzle of a million little pieces that fit together,     as it

  • Links all the whys and wherefores of our individual, collective, and cosmic existences through the different areas of study in its sub-title.

Synopsis - Your Journey to Peace ... With Chapter Titles

Available in Print and E-book Formats (e-book just reduced 40%)

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In “Your Journey to Peace …  ” I also explain how finding our Best Self allows us

  • to connect to inner joy,
  • become empowered in all areas of our life,
  • improve our relationships, and
  • find ways to live in harmony with those all around us.

I intertwine the many spiritual and religious concepts and philosophies with other areas of study and concerns that I discovered were related to our personal journeys, such as science, our health, our connection to the Planet, the necessity of reconciliation with those we have disempowered, and the importance of our relationship to the Indigenous peoples.

As I weave these all together, I explain how each little positive attitude shift or behavior change we make causes a ripple effect that not only elevates Humanity, but affects the Universe as a whole.

CHAPTER TITLES: (This book is in 2 parts).

PART I – OUR JOURNEYS (the 2 parts are discussed more thoroughly below)

Introduction

Chapter 1: Why We Are the Way We Are

Chapter 2: Universal Laws / Kingdom Principles

Chapter 3: What We Can Do about It

Chapter 4: Along the Way

Chapter 5: Relationships

 

PART II – OTHER SUBJECTS RELATED  TO WHO WE ARE, OUR JOURNEYS, AND THE ONENESS WE ARE A PART OF

Chapter 6: Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, and Prayers

Chapter 7: Science and Other Related Topics

Chapter 8: Health and Healing; Death and Dying

Chapter 9: The Planet and Abundance

Chapter 10: Ascension

Chapter 11: The Future

Conclusion

Rosemary McCarthy©, updated November 2018

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Newsletter, November 2018 – Self-honesty / Honesty With Others


 

Self-honesty / Honesty With Others

We hear a lot about the importance of being honest with others, but most of us don’t realize that being honest with ourselves is what allows us to be honest with others.

When we are honest with ourselves – in touch with and accepting of our feelings we can afford to be honest with others. We are not in denial of our emotions; not fearful others will discover something we don’t want to share or discuss. Our hearts are clear and open. We are able to have intimate conversations with people. To speak our truth. Confident enough to explain where we are coming from, and why. To “bare our souls,” if appropriate.

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 ~  Rosemary McCarthy©,  November 22, 2018

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Conditional Love and Expectations

Deep within us, we hold a distant memory of the unconditional love we once held—a memory from our beginnings, and which we all still long for.

The history of Humanity has been based on conditional love. This has manifested within our families, community support systems, and even in our religions.

Conditional love has created conflicting messages within us because while people often extol the virtues of love, they do not always uphold them.

We tell our children we love them or want what is best for them; however, this is often influenced by our limited perspectives based on our narrow perceptions, or we unconsciously inflict our neediness or Perceived Needs onto them.

This article /blog post is from my new book, Why We Are the Way We Are,

to be published later in November.

(the is the 1st book in my new ‘Our Journeys to Peace’ Series)

About this Book (and the next 2 in the series) found here

(to be updated on publish date(s) email me at: rosemary@yourjourneytopeace.com)

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And we have been told that God loves us but also that he is vengeful.

Our psyches have thereby become riddled with conflicts about love. Conflicting messages about love keep us confused about love.

Confusion about love—what unconditional love is;

How to give it—How to receive it,

Is why our relationships are so difficult.

When we are being negative n any way or closed off; when we are angry, judgmental, despondent, pessimistic etc.; or when we are needy, we are distanced from universal flow, and by default we are stuck within the restrictions of our human limitations. Our power-base is weak and feelings of unconditional love are almost inaccessible.

Neediness is one of the main sources of relationship issues. Neediness creates expectations. When someone does not provide what we expect or something we had hoped for does not happen, we are disappointed, hurt, depressed, or angry, and we react involuntarily.

We often give with expectations of reciprocity and appreciation. Sometimes this is conscious and we expect tit-for-tat, but often we unconsciously expect certain outcomes, but in either case we are hurt when they are not met. We are not coming from a place of unconditional love.

When our expectations are not met, we may feel that we are being taken advantage of, or, we come to believe that life is not fair.

Conditional Love and Expectations

We might blame the other person for our frustrations causing conflict in the relationship as most often we have not even voiced our expectations, so our hurt feelings seem to come out of the blue with the other the receiver of an unexpected onslaught of emotions.

We will still feel justified by our reactions—purely because we feel bad, however, we gave with presumptions—presumptions that the other person had no idea about. We live so much in our inner world that it seems alive—obvious. But it is not.

Others do not know what is going on in our minds, what our emotional world holds, and what presumptions and expectations we have, unless we voice them.

And often we do not voice them—simply because they are not even obvious to us. They are just below the surface of our conscious mind whirling around in our Emotional Body looking to be satisfied.

 ~  Rosemary McCarthy©,  November 15, 2018

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October 2018 Newsletter – Making Changes / Embracing New Ideas

As Humanity continues to evolve, we are all being guided to shift, change, and be open to new ideas.

Society is evolving. It is making major shifts in how we deal with each other. We are embracing new ideas- like fairness and equality for all. We are changing how we view others. How we treat people – no matter how different they are than us. This is not easy for everyone, however, to create the world we all want society has to change its perspective.

Individuals are also being guided – nudged to evolve. To shift ideas we have created of how our lives should be. Things around us are changing. Evolving. And we have to adapt. Universal forces are pushing us to replace what is keeping us living life from a limited perspective to embracing what will open us up to greater possibilities.

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~  Rosemary McCarthy©, October, 2018.

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Why We Are the Way We Are – due out in November

Becoming our Best Self – due out December

Relationships in an Evolving World – due out early February