Cherishing Moments

It is in the cherishing of moments that we create the memories that can warm our hearts years later. – Rosemary

At this busy time of the year, Remembering to Cherish Moments is the theme of this months newsletter, which comes out next week.

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Starting with the Little Things

(This is a companion post to “Worksheet 19: Small Attitude Shifts I Can Start With”  See here for link)

Our unconscious doesn’t distinguish between small and large issues. So, when wanting to improve our life any small shift in any negative attitudes, habits, or behaviors is helpful for our overall future.

We can start by noticing the little things in life we do or attitudes we hold that keep us disempowered and/or distanced from others. What makes us feel bad, annoys or angers us, steers us into losing our peace, or reinforces our passivity.

The first principle of A Course in Miracles is that there is no hierarchy of illusions. We are either aligned with our True Self (Source), or we are misaligned from it. We either experience the love it holds, or we do not. We either feel empowered, or we do not. We are either able to extend love’s qualities, or we are not able to.

While it may appear that making peace with (forgiving) small issues say, like the guy cutting us off in traffic, can’t do much to change our thought process and positively impact our default attitudes and behaviors, they do. Small shifts start the ball rolling!

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Our higher self is on board with us wanting to be happier, more peaceful, and feeling empowered. And consistently making small attitude shifts has a huge impact on our psyches. Our thought processes and behaviors will automatically start to shift when we continue to consciously choose positive ones.

When we make the effort to shift our propensity to react negatively to even minor upsets and reap the benefits of feeling more peaceful, we are encouraged to continue with more peaceful responses.  Our trajectory starts to change.

For those of us who tend to be passive, taking small steps like speaking up with regard to minor matters builds confidence. In continuing to speak up we will feel more empowered. We will become more confident around bullying, controlling, or manipulative people. This is an immeasurable self-esteem booster!

Starting with the Little Things

Once we recognize how much better we feel when we exchange calm responses for aggressive reactions, or how confident we start to feel when we speak up for our self instead of burying our thoughts, ideas, or feelings, we are ready to tackle larger issues.

Here are a few better attitude suggestions:

  • We can replace judgment with acceptance!
  • We can replace blame with understanding!
  • We can replace anger with self-control!
  • We can replace indifference with empathy!
  • We can aim to replace that which causes discord with that which embraces harmony!
  • We can speak up for our self!
  • Ensure we are heard!

(Companion post “Worksheet 19: Small Attitude Shifts I Can Start With” helps us investigate small attitude shifts we can make. See here for link).

To get the ball rolling all we need is a little awareness and willingness. Awareness of who we are being. And willingness to make any necessary attitude shifts.

And once we are comfortable with forgiving the little things, we are then better equipped to deal with any larger or more sensitive issues that may be holding us from our Best Self.

Starting with the Little Things

When we understand that we have all been unconsciously influenced by Humanity’s past and are only starting to become aware of how to overcome the negative programing we have all inherited, it is easier to – forgive another who has not yet made that connection and is still under the influence of his or her unconscious influences. We all have our own timeline to undo this programing.

And as we begin addressing the small areas where we are not aligned with loving thoughts, attitudes, words, or actions, it is easier to understand others who are still misaligned.

We may have been told – and believe with our mind that we are unconditionally loved and forgiven for all our errs in perception and that there is no hierarchy of illusions regarding forgiveness from God, (Spirit, Source, or whatever we call the universal creative force) for what we have or have not done. However, our unconscious does not believe this.

In reality we exist in a holographic universe. What we see, hear, and feel from our 3D perspective is only a limited view of reality. Just like we now know we use only 10% of our brain’s potential, we are becoming aware that our perceptual awareness of reality is also very limited. That time is an illusion. That our separateness is an illusion. That we are all connected. That our higher selves work together.

Starting with the Little Things

So, when we choose to not react negatively to say, the guy who cuts us off, not only do we feel more peaceful, raise our vibration, and become more aligned with our True Self, from this higher perspective of our connectedness we also affect the other person. They will not feel the forgiveness for their err of perception of who they or we are on a conscious level, but their unconscious does.

And by forgiving, I mean making peace with what another has or has not done – in our mind. It is an attitude shift. A shift in consciousness. Actions can follow, but making peace in our mind with others or situations it engages our higher self. It raises our consciousness.

Forgiving our self – and others – for the smaller and larger errs we and they have made have made heals us and heals them. The more we do this and the more of us do this the more we raise the vibration of the world. It helps raise Humanity’s consciousness. And this raises the Planet’s consciousness.

Humanity is experiencing a huge shift in consciousness. And we are all contributing. We are all on an upward trajectory.

At first it may not feel natural to consciously choose better attitudes and actions. It takes time and practice to override inherited attitudes. And we will forget. Still, we must focus on and be proud of any small and inconsequential progress we make.

Starting with the Little Things

And until it comes naturally to feel positive and loving, to be loving towards others, and to forgive even small affronts against us we can help ourselves along by pretending: we can fake itOur unconscious doesn’t know the difference and Spirit understands what we are trying to do – and supports our efforts.

Stay tuned for next week’s article: Faking it Until it Feels Natural. To access this article and my other blog posts join my newsletter list or follow my Facebook page (links below).

~Rosemary McCarthy©  September 7, 2018.

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Abundance: How Being Open, Closed Off, or Creating Static Affect our Desires  

Abundance means different things to different people. Being comfortable in life, having a satisfying career, achieving our personal or monetary goals, or having love in our life and loved ones around us are a few of the common goals we aim towards or yearn for.

We have been taught that we have to work hard, struggle, and use all sorts of “tried and true” methods in attempts to achieve what we want, but we are now becoming aware that our thoughts and attitudes have as much to do with attaining what we want and desire as our efforts – maybe even more.

This is because our thoughts and attitudes engage universal powers, which hold far greater power than our efforts alone. Engaging universal powers give us access to universal abundance, which holds far greater possibilities than we could even imagine. However, to fully engage universal abundance, we must be open to it and abide by the universal laws in operates under. (Chapter 2, Universal Laws / Kingdom Principles outlines the laws that affect us and our everyday lives).

Our connection to universal abundance can be open, closed, or it can hold static whereby we send and/or receive muffled messages. To maintain what we have or attract what we want in life, we have to ensure we are aligning our thoughts, words, and actions with the Abundance Paradigm.

At some point in our lives I’m sure we have all experienced having limited funds and have had to be conservative and judicious to meet our obligations each month, or maybe could not even meet them. It is a really scary place to be. Below are three examples of how our attitudes may affect the outcome of being in a sticky financial situation.

We are open to the universal powers that can supply us what we need and want if we are realistic regarding our finances and have remained positive without being in denial; are grateful for what we have; if our thoughts and remarks anticipate an improvement of our circumstance; and if we maintain or proportionally adjust any donation promises we agreed to. We are then being optimistic and believing in the powers of the Universe to help us. This open channel keeps the possibility of receiving or attracting to us what we want alive.*

We are closed off from the universal powers that can help us with what we want if we have become obsessive about our financial situation and have developed negative thought patterns about it; if our comments are pessimistic about our state of affairs; and if we have become angry, stingy, or blame others for our situation and think life is not fair. These attitudes create blocks to our connection to the Abundance Paradigm and our requests do not get through. This also keeps a viscous circle going. We may then become desperate and think of, or even partake in, underhanded ways of solving our financial problems, which further distances us from universal help.

Static is created in our connection to the universal powers when our attitudes keep us in-between being completely open and completely blocked to them. This happens because we may still worry or fall prey to negative thinking but still try to remain optimistic and positive, and we may vacillate between positive and negative comments regarding our financial situation. As we have not completely severed our connection we may see somewhat of an improvement in our money problems, but these conflicting attitudes have created confusion in our being and thereby in our request for the improvements we want. The channel to the universal powers is not fully closed, but as there is static in our requests they may be unclear and/or the insights we receive to make what we want happen might be ambiguous or incorrect as they are based on confusing information.*

If we want to change our financial situation we have to align our whole being with the premises in the Abundance Paradigm, including our thoughts, words, and actions, and therefore our vibrations. Creating abundantly is our birthright. However, if we have thoughts like “I’ll never get out of debt or ahead in life,” we anchor that into our Life Matrix; if someone makes a suggestion for an outing and we cannot afford to join in and say something like “I can’t afford it,” “I never spend money on things like that,” or “I’ll never be able to afford that,” we immediately confirm our lack.

Negative declarations confuse any messages we may have already sent to the Universe. On the one hand, we may want something, request it, and even day-dream about it, but then the words we utter contradict the desire as the vibration attached to the pessimistic words throws a negating component into the mix. This also undermines in us the belief that the Universe can deliver what we want, thereby further blocking the energetic pathways to the Abundance Paradigm and the likelihood of these experiences materializing.

Conversely, positive affirmations such as “I’m in debt today, but know it will change soon;” “I would love to join you but can’t afford it right now;” or “That sounds like so much fun, maybe another time” confirms our desire to participate, even if we cannot afford it now. This invites in the likelihood of being able to partake at another time. Because we have started our replies on positive, hopeful notes, our vibrations emit the desire to the Universe, the belief it can happen, and so the potential for it happening is then born. Our energetic pathway to the Abundance Paradigm is open.

It may not feel right or comfortable having to make all these adjustments to our attitudes or thinking patterns. But we must! We actually request only tidbits of what the universe has in store for us, because have been unaware that we are meant to create our own reality, how to do it, and that love, joy, and feeling empowered are our inheritances. We have become caught in norms that Humanity created eons ago, and we unknowingly perpetrated them. We didn’t know how else to navigate life. But it is now our cosmic time to overcome these disempowering ways of living. Whereas our past history was based on fear, lack, greed, control, and unfairness, we are now ready to regain our own empowerment, and extend love, compassion, acceptance, and equality to all others – so they too can find their empowerment. But as these old ways of thinking are deeply ingrained into our psyches, we have to make conscious efforts to overcome them.

(Illustrations 7, 8, and 9 in the book give a visual of these Open, Closed, and Static concepts).

This article is based on the section “Abundance” in chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance in my book, Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and  Science.  Synopsis found at: https://yourjourneytopeace.com/book-synopsis/

© Rosemary McCarthy, December, 2017, updated February 2018

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Below is a little peak inside other parts of the book:

… Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It)

… Our Relationships Are Pre-set Soul Contracts: The highest purpose of our relationships is to work out our unconscious influences: our fears, neediness, vulnerabilities, misperceptions, and false notions about love. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

… Being somewhat enlightened means that we have some awareness of the cause and effect of our thoughts, attitude, and actions, and of our interconnectedness. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

… The electromagnetic fields we create from our heart chakras are at least forty times stronger than those created from our brains. (Chapter 8, Health and Healing; Death and Dying).

… Our need to reconcile what we put upon the Indigenous peoples is in direct relationship to our countrys’ successful advancements. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance).

… At levels beyond our awareness we chose to be here at this time of ‘The Shift’ to help bring about Gais’s Ascension.  (Chapter 10, Ascension).

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Copyright © 2016 by Rosemary McCarthy. All rights Reserved. You may copy, share and distribute this article provided that the content is copied in its entirety, is unaltered, and is distributed freely and for no monetary or personal gain, and that this copyright notice and the link for the article and the website www.yourjourneytopeace.com are included. You can reach me at e-mail: rosemary@yourjourneytopeace.com. Blessings and thank you kindly!