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.