STEPS TO SPIRITUAL IMPROVEMENT

 

TIPS  FOR IMPROVEMENT

 

1. Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want.

• If you are like me, when heartache comes along, you feel compelled to dwell upon the happenings that made you so sad. Tears fall, it seems that your heart hurts so much. I did this for years. I used to burst out crying even when passing by the area where that person lives.

• I finally heard Abraham through Esther Hicks. The message was to think upon what you want, stop thinking about what you don’t want or else you get more of what you don’t want. Well, I had to think on that and reflect upon my life’s happenings to see that it was indeed true. The next thing I had to do was to discipline my thinking.

• When I attended Oral Roberts’ University a long time ago, Brother Roberts told us in chapel to say this: “I rebuke that thought!” then replace it with something the Bible says is true. For instance, if you are sick, you don’t keep thinking about the pain, instead quote a healing scripture and send up gratitude and feel the feelings of what it will be like to be completely well.

2. Dispose of negative beliefs of un-deservingness.

• First of all, become aware of whether or not you actually feel un-deserving.       Just think about how life is going. Do you desire a certain thing and it never         comes your way? Do you feel inferior to other people? Do you think they             are better in many ways? What if you have a deep down, buried belief in               your subconscious mind? Most everyone has a similar struggle that                         prohibits them from moving forward as they desire.

• You are an important creation who is more loved and more important than         you might know. The inner “spirit” or “soul” on the inside that leaves when           you die, that part of you is from the Creator. This makes you more special             than you know at this time, but you can search for more revelation if you               desire.

3. Notice how “yucky” you feel when you judge other people.

  •        You have a bad feeling when you judge other people as wrong, or dumb,                or beneath your dignity.

•     Our emotions are indicators showing us something. So we should listen and      feel from the “heart”. I used to judge fat people about how they must have          no self-control. But I decided to stop that, and instead, think of how bad                they must feel. I try to remember to send up a silent prayer for them to                  overcome their problem of weight. I used to judge scruffy people who didn’t      look so good. So now I just notice them and send a prayer for them to be              able to improve and find out what they need to know to make their lives                better.

4. Focus on getting increasingly positive.

•      If you harbor bitterness, resentment, and other negative feelings, you will            FEEL bad emotionally. Many times harbored resentment causes physical            sickness.

•      Decide to forgive others, and love other people and animals and you will              feel better.

 

 

YOU HAVE INBORN CREATIVE POWER


Well, I didn’t know that we ourselves have power to create! Create what? Create how? I thought only God could create anything and we are just small, weak beings. I heard countless sermons that if I obeyed all the rules, I could ask for help from the supernatural. However, this belief leaves a person with the idea that to have any help from God, you must become perfect, or near perfect. This would mean not speaking bad words, no smoking, no drinking, no lies, no angry thoughts, no laziness and so forth. If you fall short, you’re out of luck! The automatic guilt you feel will interfere with and short circuit the answer to your prayer request!

When you “believe” you are unworthy, then how can you have to “faith” you need to receive answers to your prayers? Just read the book by Kenneth E. Hagin called, “Authority of the Believer”. His revelations received from the “spirit realm” are fascinating.

Of course, you can ask forgiveness but there’s always the guilt thing, I didn’t feel free to stay hooked up and in tune because of the sin consciousness. In church we were told constantly that we were a bunch of sinners and are guilty. It was just an internal belief I had acquired because of the guilt I felt resulting from abuse. My belief was that I was not worthy of good things! I was told about sin over and over. So, there I was, just reacting to circumstances. My life circumstances were terrible!

No one really knew about the Law of Attraction. I read The Secret, by Rhonda Burne. The book gave a great basic explanation I needed to know. I discovered that I kept mentally focused on what I didn’t want! Then, I would have even more of what I didn’t want!

But now I know to focus on what I do want! I found out about the use of my own focus of attention when I heard about Esther Hicks and how she “received” messages from Abraham. I don’t know if you have heard of Abraham, but if you will dare to hear this, you will be able to see for yourself that exceptional wisdom is coming from this source. You will know that you know when you hear truth.

Don’t Focus on the Absence of What You Want
For instance, how many times have you wished circumstances were different? Do you visualize the life you want with a feeling of its absence? Do you dream of having better things, situations, people in your life with tears? This means you are focusing on the ABSENCE of what you want. Therefore, you are actually “creating” more of what you don’t want!

So, change that feeling of absence of what is wanted, to a feeling of having these things on the way! Check out how that feels! There are no tears now, no feeling of the absence! You now are happy and joyful because you know it is on the way. This is what is called, “faith”.

But first, you must understand the truth about your beliefs concerning whether God is mad at you. He is revealing to people all over the world that He is not mad! He has already forgiven us because we are “little” children down here trying to learn to love better. The messages reported by many people with near death experiences, state that our very own guilt interferes with our receiving prayers answered!

When we find out the truth, then we can stick with it.  Did you ever hear that the truth will set you free? Free from what? Free from thinking and believing wrong beliefs! It is our own incorrect beliefs that interfere with our receiving help from the “unseen realm”.

MY PRAYER: Close your eyes, concentrate. Pretend as if you are speaking to your guardian angel, or guide, or God. Say this:
“If I have any beliefs which are interfering with my better life, I ask that I may become aware of this so that I can change them. When something comes to my mind, I will write it here and contemplate it.”
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