See the best, free documentaries and books, inner-connectivity, TED talk, you’re beautiful, and Abraham on inspiration


PICK OF THE DAY:

Love this image and words. And if you happen to not believe in God, just substitute the word “Good.” :-)

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Here’s a great resource that my friend Nina passed along to me. As the title of the page says ” Here is a list of over 100 documentaries you can watch for free online. They are about Science, Consciousness, ETs, you name it. A smorgasbord of fascinating subjects to learn about.” Actually now there are 162 films listed!

http://www.social-consciousness.com/2013/11/121-documentaries-to-expand-your-consciousness.html

And check out this free book resource….

http://www.bodymindsoulspirit.com/free-books-100-legal-websites-to-download-literature/

 

# 2 – Wow, a powerful TED talk presentation I highly recommend watching….

http://lauraecpaul.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/everything-is-connected-our-bodies-our-world/

 

# 3 – Another way of talking about Oneness and Law of Attraction?

… In other words, though invisible to the human eye, we seem to be immersed in a sort of universal ocean of inter-connectivity. Just as all creatures in a sea are connected by the cohesive body of water, so the entire world/universe is interconnected in a kind of cohesive psychic sea. There is nothing to which you are not attached in some way.

 Evidently, even our thoughts are not just isolated ideas waiting to be acted upon, but are actually linked in some fashion to the object(s) of the thought. Sheldrake goes on to say, (1) “Our intentions stretch out into the world around us, and also extend into the future. We are linked to our environment and to each other.” If, as Sheldrake says, we are linked to the future, then our thoughts effect what is coming. This means that our mental intentions, or stretching our thoughts outward, actually link to objects and draw them toward us.

–With kindest regards, Barry Carter
# 4 – Indeed!

 

# 5 – Abraham on thought, momentum,  inspiration and how to start your day…

 

Enjoy!

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Question, slow down, smile, Healing With the Masters & Amma, health posts, and Abraham


 TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Start the day off with this question?

 

# 2 – A message from Guy Finley about slowing down and stepping out of anxious thoughts and feelings….

Key Lesson: The more you identify with some imagined place — or time — where you will at last be able to slow down and rest, the faster you rush to get there.

Stepping Out of Anxious Thoughts and Feelings

There is no worry so great, no anxious rush for resolution so strong, that these terrible twins cannot be taken up, reduced, and returned to their basic nothingness by that mind brought back into its native quietude. Learning to be still is not just the remedy for our self-wrecking states, but proves to be their permanent cure.


If anxious thoughts and feelings had any power to help us reach some place in life where, finally, we’d be released from the pain of always feeling rushed… don’t you think we’d have reached there by now!


If we want to understand why we feel troubled as we do, we need only “tune-in” to the parts of ourselves we’re listening to. All the “sounds” of life are revelatory, but none are perfunctory; so, if we keep hearing discordant thoughts and feelings within us — whose vibrations disturb us — it isn’t because life sings this song. Our unrest continues only because of an unseen interior choice, and to see the truth of this is to realize one of the great keys to the Kingdom of Heaven: as goes our attention, so comes our experience.

This article is excerpted from 365 Days to Let Go.

For a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley’s Life of Learning Foundation, go to: http://www.guyfinley.com/Welcome/36/CD1414/0

 

# 3 – Don’t forget!

 

# 4 – A new Healing With the Masters series is about to begin and it’s free (as usual!)….

You have the chance to join what is now being called “Healing With The Masters Season 13.2” as a live, interactive set of 23 healers… true masters… here to work with you and move you to a new state of being, power and possibility. It is SO live, that Jennifer is opening up the lines (THAT’S NEW) for you to interact directly with the speakers and potentially receive one-on-one session work.

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to find out what all the fuss has been about AND experience this season as a LIVE, interactive event. Imagine interacting with Don Miguel Ruiz, Wayne Dyer, Jo Dunning, Rikka Zimmerman and recent New York Times Bestselling authors, Pam Grout (E2), Dr. Fab Mancini (The Power of Self-Healing) and Dr. Lissa Rankin (Mind Over Medicine). Arianna Huffington founder of The Huffington Post is also joining Jennifer.

AND a powerful being of renowned healing has agreed to ALSO be a speaker on Healing With The Masters: Amma! Mata Amritanandamayi, better known simply as Amma [“Mother”], is a Hindu spiritual leader and guru, who is revered as a saint by her followers. She is referred to as “the hugging saint.”

Amma, drawing more people than the Dalai Lama, rarely does interviews, so this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from, and more importantly, feel the energy from this remarkable woman.

You can register for the series here.

 

# 5 – Some of the recent posts at Self-help Health…..

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/why-honey-is-still-the-best-antibiotic/

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/the-five-tibetans-15-minutes-a-great-exercise-routine/

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/drink-up-water-is-good-medicine/

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/yum-healthy-blueberry-muffins-and-orange-creamsicles/

 

# 6 – And from Abraham….

Every time you praise something, every time you appreciate something, every time you feel good about something, you are telling the Universe, “More of this, please. More of this, please.” You need never again make another verbal statement of this intent, and if you were allowing your cork to float — all good things would flow to you.—Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Secret of life, Power of Emotions, detachment, Best of Hay House & Money Mindfest, right or wrong, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Ah, finally the secret of life is revealed….

# 2 – A free video series that sounds intriguing….

It’s a free 4-part video series from Raphael Cushnir, who apparently discovered an open secret at the center of today’s explosion of neuroscience research that has the power to change everything. It turns out that there’s a glitch in the human brain, courtesy of evolution, that causes us to perceive difficult emotions as life-threatening. As a result, we end up blocking the very emotions that we need to feel the most.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that it’s not only possible to rewire this glitch, but simple. Once we do so, we’re able to break through even lifelong blocks regarding forgiveness, career, relationships, health, addiction, and trauma recovery.

His free series is called The Hidden Power of Emotions, and in it he will guide you through the principles and practices required to rewire your own brain. Each is about ten minutes long.

Sounds interesting! I just signed up myself. You can do the same here.

# 3 –  Ah, so that’s it…..

# 4 – Hay House is offering a free series with lots of big names….

This time they’ve handpicked a few of the most popular interviews from some of your favorite Hay House authors in a collection they’re calling “The Best of Hay House World Summit“, which will take place Oct. 12th thru 18th.

The World Summit will bring you exclusive videos, intimate audio interviews and healing tips directly from the experts including Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, John Edward, Doreen Virtue, Deepak Chopra, Suze Orman, Don Miguel Ruis, Esther Hicks and more. These inspiring authors and teachers will offer you healing tips and guidance on a number of topics such as eating healthier, learning to mediate, connecting with angels, tapping in to your intuitive abilities, practicing forgiveness, reducing stress, regaining your sanity, manifesting miracles and more! AND the World Summit is absolutely FREE.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Money Mindfest that I mentioned in a previous post if you haven’t done so already….

Beginning October 21st you get to listen to six days of breakthrough audio sessions of solid and practical advice, techniques, and processes to lessen financial stress and increase your personal wealth. This free series put on my Learning Strategies is called Money Mindfest, and it will be presented by three high profile, successful teachers: JOE VITALE, PAUL R. SCHEELE, and JACK CANFIELD. 
This is your chance to have 100% free access to Jack Canfield’s bestselling course entitled
“Living the Law of Attraction.” But the news gets even better. In addition to “Living the Law…,, ” you also get free access to “The Abundance Paradigm” by Joe Vitale and “Abundant Money Mindset” by Paul ScheeleDuring the upcoming six-day event, all 3 of these bestselling courses will be streamed to you “on demand,” and at absolutely no cost. Never before have these three top-selling programs been made available for free.
You can sign up here.

# 5 – An insightful, thought-provoking article by Cynthia Torp of World Puja on being “right” and “wrong.” It’s a great lead-in to the the free call she’s offering….

Can Being Willing to Be Wrong Create More For You?

I have to admit, being wrong is not something that comes naturally to me. In fact, I’m not sure it comes naturally to most adults on the planet. But that’s been changing a lot lately. So I thought I’d share what I’ve been looking at around “being wrong”. It has been a fascinating journey.

Whenever I am faced with something that isn’t working for me, I love to start asking questions about it. Even better, I love to ask friends to ask me even more questions about it that I’m not considering. When I discovered how I don’t enjoy being wrong, I realized that it was high time to look at it.

My first question: Was I born this way? Did I come onto this planet with an unwillingness to be wrong? The answer: No, I wasn’t born this way..
Interesting.

Then I thought about how children learn. They don’t get angry or irritated when they make a mistake. They just learn and go forward to new things to learn. And they don’t call themselves “Stupid” or judge whatever they’ve done as anything other than it is: a mistake, or a mis-take …if you will. Their “take” on how things work or should work was different from what other’s take were. That’s all – no big deal. What if I could look at it that simply? What if I could just look at my mistakes as a movie director would and call “Take 2” or “Take 3”, or “Take 9,743”? LOL.

My second question was: What’s the value of being right or wrong? And that one was even more fun to look at. I realized that I’ve been taught the value of being right my entire life. In fact, that’s what changed me from having the Take 2 mentality to the “being right” mentality. Here’s a couple of beauties I picked up along the way: “The more right you are, the more successful you’ll be”. “Being right means you’re smart, and people want to be around smart people”, and “If you’re wrong, you don’t deserve (insert any number of things here)”. Told you it was fascinating.

Now, the rest of the questions came flying out of those last three judgments I’d aligned with. Were any of them true? No. But somewhere I’d been functioning from them or I wouldn’t know them so well. What came next was the desire to search out what was true for me around all of this. Here’s what I came up with…

How many times does having to be right create separation from others? They get to be wrong, you get to be right and all is right with the world, right? Not usually. It usually creates a weirdness for both people. And it often makes the other person, (the wrong one), angry.
How much does fear of being wrong stop us from choosing things? You know that question, “What would you choose if you couldn’t fail?” That’s how we would choose things every day. Let’s try this. Hmmn, didn’t like that. Let’s now try this….take 2 way of doing the world. (Research the story of Edison and the light bulb for a grand example of how this works for inventors.)
How much of trying to be right, or have the right answer has led us to a job or a relationship we never really wanted? I loved this one. Think of all the message we receive about the “right” job, relationship, house, amount of income to have, and more do we function from? What if all of that messaging didn’t matter? And how often does that formula work for us anyway? What if there is no right or wrong choice for you because it’s based on someone else’s judgments?
What if “Being right” or “being wrong” is actually the insanity? What if I could give myself permission to be right or wrong anytime? What if I didn’t even have to distinguish between one or the other? What if they were just what they are and I don’t have to even go to right or wrong. What would being in allowance of myself and others really look like if I let go of this group of beliefs?

Think of how much information babies have to learn about the world in their first year. Their brains process millions upon millions of bits of information. Their brains are actually built differently than an adult brain. They lack neuro inhibitors for one thing. Their brains are wide open pathways of information. In the first year they begin to prune the pathways by adding right and wrong/good and bad information.

What if it didn’t matter whether someone was right or wrong? What if we don’t have to create those labels to choose something different?
What would you choose if you weren’t looking for the right, appropriate, correct, logical, normal, expected thing for you to do today?

If you’d like to be part of Cynthia’s free call: Right or Wrong – or NEITHER!
CLICK HERE. It will be this Saturday morning from 9 to 10 am Pacific.

# 6 – And you know how I like to end the tips with one from Abraham…

Being happy is the cornerstone of all that you are! Nothing is more important than that you feel good! And you have absolute and utter control about that because you can choose the thought that makes you worry or the thought that makes you happy; the things that thrill you, or the things that worry you. You have the choice in every moment.—Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Each morning, de-clutter, working with the Universe, ACIM course, new season of HWTM, and two lucky dogs!


PICK OF THE DAY:

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Here’s an interesting free resource….something to help you de-clutter your life, let go and live more….

They say that before the new things you want to manifest in your life can come into being you need to open up the space for them, which usually includes letting go of some old stuff, so this process may help on many levels

http://letgolivenow.com/30-day-de-clutter-to-de-light-challege/

# 2 – Something else that to keep in mind in attracting/manifesting more of what you want…

# 3 – I’ve studied A Course In Miracles off and on over the years and have found its teachings and philosophy extremely helpful on many levels. Here’s an opportunity to sign up for a free Surrender the Struggle and Lean into Love  8 week series based on ACIM….

Register today and listen to each class within 48 hours of the live broadcast. Here are some of the ACIM teachers and topics in this series:

  • Choosing Again: Transforming Your Mind with Gary Renard
  • Freedom for Real with Jennifer Hadley
  • Releasing the Past: Living in Liberation with Regina Dawn Akers
  • Achieving Peace: How to get there NOW with Rev. Tony Ponticello
  • Invoking the Miracle: Accessing the Power of Atonement with Nouk Sanchez

# 4 – It’s time for another season of one of my favorite tele-seminar series… Healing With the Masters!

Imagine experiencing the top-level insights and guidance from Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, Marianne Williamson, Jean Houston, Neale Donald Walsch, James Redfield,  James Van Praagh, and many others…. 27 in total. These are the best of the best waiting for your discovery.
So, if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, join host Jennifer McLean and learn the techniques that will “unlock” your body’s own internal healing and resource systems AND pathways to natural wealth, well being and flow.
# 5 – And a sweet, sweet story about compassion and caring…both of the animal and human kind…that happens to have TWO happy endings. Yea! Hey, Universe, more of this kind of thing going on on the planet, please and thank you!

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Hay House World Summit, being YOU, creating wealth, change your vocabulary, share your message, and Abraham


PICK OF THE DAY:

Wow, I just heard about an event that Hay House is hosting June 1st through the 10th and it sounds like a doozie. The summit will bring together 110 (yes, 110!) world-renowned experts from the personal growth field who will be sharing  practical, applicable ways in which they incorporate their teachings in their own lives and how you can do the same. The line-up of presentors includes Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Esther Hicks, Marianne Williamson, Anita Moorjani, Don Miguel Ruiz, Gregg Braden, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch and Michael Bernard Beckwith. And the whole thing is FREE! Sign up now and you will also gain access to 6 pre-event videos featuring Esther Hicks, Wayne Dyer, Doreen Virtue and others.

http://www.hayhouseworldsummit.com

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Yep!

 

# 2 – Go here and get a free download of the first 4 chapters of David Cameron Gikandi’s A Happy Pocket Full of Money book. A great read and no sign up necessary.

http://ahappypocket.com/AHappyPocketFullOfMoney-FreeSample.pdf

# 3 – An insightful post about 5 words to erase from your vocabulary…

http://everydaypowerblog.com/2013/05/11/top-5-words-to-delete-from-your-vocabulary/#comment-2539

BTW, I ended up leaving a comment on the page saying I would also add the word “try” to Jeff’s  list….to me it’s a little like “but”…already hedging your bets and paving the way for the possibility of not doing what you’re saying you’re going to try to do.

I would also lump “mistake” in there with “failure.” Will be glad when those two words and point of view start vanishing from our vocabularies and way of thinking. Often what on the surface may feel like, look like, or be judged as a mistake, ends up being something that catapults us forward or causes us to re-align ourselves and change and grow. If we were doing the best we could in the moment, and it (the “mistake” or “failure”) helped us learn what we’d do differently in the future, then is it really a mistake or a choice that brought growth and increased clarity?

Also, someone named David left a comment on the blog that contained a neat tip you may want to try…

“Really great post! Here’s a really cool thing I read somewhere: While saying “I can’t”, do something very simple that you know you can do. For example, hold your breath for 10 seconds, or anything else you CAN do, for a very short time. Then, increase the time, maybe by another 10 seconds, all the while saying “I can’t _____”. It acts like “negative” therapy, and it tricks your brain. After a while, you realize that saying “I can’t” doesn’t really mean anything.”

# 4 – All of you out there that have a message to share may be interested in this innvitation to a free call with Peggy McColl…

YOU’RE INVITED to this free online training event!

Once you’ve gone to all the trouble of writing a book it just makes sense to put in the little extra effort it takes to make it a bestseller. In fact it’s almost ESSENTIAL for anyone hoping to turn their book, their message, into a solid income-producing career of coaching, public speaking, and further publishing success.

You see … a book, by itself, is not a business. But when you can add “best-selling author” to your resume, you throw open the doors of possibility. The trouble is most authors have no clue how to do it! (And don’t expect your publisher to show you – most of THEM don’t know how, either.) But Peggy McColl sure does.

And on Tuesday, May 21st at 2pm or 7pm EST, you can join Peggy as she explains not only how to make YOUR book a bestseller (whether you’ve written it yet, or not) … but also how to use your new bestseller status as a springboard for spreading your message through speaking engagements, coaching programs, and more.…and hopefully make a VERY comfortable living from it, too! (As she does.)

If you’d like to see how it’s done, simply use this link to visit the registration page. (Yes, you do need to register even though it’s free because attendance is limited.)

You’ll also find more details on this event there, too.

Hit #1 spot on Amazon.com!

“Peggy is absolutely brilliant at what she does. She was the lead player in a campaign that saw The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO rise to the #1 spot on Amazon within hours. Listen to what she says — she’s a master.”- Robin Sharma, Bestselling Author of “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”

# 5 – And from Abraham…

“Let your alignment (with Well-Being) be first and foremost, and let everything else be secondary. And not only will you have an eternally joyous journey, but everything you have ever imagined will flow effortlessly into your experience. There is nothing you cannot be or do or have—but your dominant intent is to be joyful. The doing and the having will come into alignment once you get that one down.”

—Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page and Self-help Health blog for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Declutter your mind, coconut oil uses, Wayne Dyer, Spring of Sustainability, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Your “marching instructions” for the day? :-)

# 2 – I’ve been a big fan of coconut oil for years, but this has some ways of using it even I hadn’t thought of, plus links to recipes for a natural deodorant, lip balm, etc. using coconut oil…

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/blog/natural-health-tips/using-coconut-oil?mobile=off

And check out my Self-help Health posts for information on the many benefits of coconut oil and how to use it for a detox cleanse:

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/coconut-oil-one-of-the-yummiest-health-aids-ever/

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/coconut-oil-cleanse/

# 3 – Just wanted to give you a heads up that Wayne Dyer will be on Healing With The Masters April 23rd…

I’ve mentioned the amazing free HWTM series before; it delivers the top thought leaders in the human potential and wellness space, giving you healing, health, abundance and relationship tips for our times. If you haven’t already registered, do so now so  you can access the Gateway to Your Health & Freedom call with Dr. Dyer.  He and host Jennifer McLean have a great rapport, so expect big things, powerful insights and energetic shifts from this one.

Registering now will allow you to also experience John Gray (“Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus”), Panache Desai (recently on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday) Neale Donald Walsh (“Conversations With God), and many more in an interactive forum.

# 4 – A great article by Paul Dalton about the importance of self-love and some tips for how to go about it…

http://life-happens.co.uk/self-love/

# 5 – The Shift Network is sponsoring another free event…

With the Spring of Sustainability, a free online sustainability conference, you will learn many simple, affordable steps you can take NOW to make your life greener while also enhancing your lifestyle. You’ll hear from more than 30 leading sustainability pioneers including John Perkins, Joanna Macy, Francis Moore Lappé, and Andrew Harvey.

If you’d like to…

  • Learn how to transform fear and frustration into hope and inspiration
  • Discover simple daily actions you can take NOW that actually enhance your lifestyle while helping to create a sustainable world
  • Be inspired to create stronger communities and a greener world by engaging your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers in simple, fun activities
  • Learn about the latest cutting-edge research into sustainable solutions
  • And much more…

Then join others in creating a brighter future at the Spring of Sustainability!

# 6 – Great “advice” from Abraham…

“You’re never satisfied. That’s what life is, it’s just this ongoing, neverending vacation adventure, you see. You can’t get it wrong and you never get it done—and we recommend that you have as much fun as you can along the way.”— Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Astrology for 2012, 10 Days of Transformation, Path to Cash, ending struggle, unleashing your creativity, abortion, and Abraham. What a doozie!


PICKS FOR TODAY:

It may no longer be available in replay, but Elizabeth Jones’ Astrology for 2012 presentation on MasterWorks Healing’s special series 2012 Is Now: Tapping Into What’s Next is a must, if you have a chance to listen. Even if you’re not into astrology and/or don’t understand the planets, signs, etc., her interview will provide you with great insights about what’s going on now, spiritually-speaking, and clue you in on how best to engage upcoming key phases of the evolutionary process. It would be worth joining the MasterWorks membership site for the monthly special rate being offered just to gain access to this and the other presentations.

Also, Healing With the Masters Season 10 is going to be starting on Sept. 11th and I highly recommend you sign up for that; it always ends up being my favorite of all the free tele-seminar series out there these days. You’ll receive some great bonuses, too, but with guests like Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsch, Panache Desai, Gregg Braden, Drunvelo (no other series that I know of ever has him!), Rikka Zimmerman, and Elizabeth Jones (one of the best astrologers around for providing insight into the energies at play during this exceptional phase of evolution) they are just icing on a cake that already has plenty of frosting. :-) Hmmmm, suddenly I’m in the mood for dessert.

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – This is sort of late notice, but Max Simon of Big Vision Business is offering a free tele-class today…

It’s titled Your Fastest Path to Cash Online and will take place at 7pm EDT, so sign up asap if you want to receive all the insights and information!

# 2 – And a reminder that today is the day for Neale Donald Walsch’s The 3 Secrets to Ending the Struggle and Making Your Life Work at 8:30pm EDT…

http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=88631

# 3 – Need support in moving in the direction of your dreams and desires?

Starting Sept. 1st, Michelle Barr is kicking off the fall season with her free series 10 Days of Transformation. You’ll receive daily doses of what she does best, offering you the opportunity to create personal transformation in your life. You’ll also be able to download her Clarity Energy Activation tool for free!

http://www.theartoftakingaction.com/

# 4 – Nick LeForce, The Transformational Poet, is offering a no-cost Livestream event where he will teach you…

what’s stifling your creativity and keeping you stuck, the five steps to bringing your talents and gifts out into the world, and more. The event is Wednesday, Aug. 29th and you can sign up at www.transformationalpoet.net

# 5 – With the current political campaign once again bringing the debate on abortion to the forefront, here’s an insightful, thought-provoking perspective from Colin Tipping, author of Radical Forgiveness….

We haven’t been getting much American news here in the UK, so I haven’t been commenting much on current issues. But apparently one Todd Aikin, Representative from Missouri said something outrageous and stupid about rape that, in turn, inflamed the debate on abortion, so I thought it might be appropriate to say something here about abortion.

It is a real pity that abortion has become so terribly polarized. We don’t hear much from people who might wish to find some middle ground, although I am sure that they would be in the vast majority. I do, however, think that in the way we think about it and how we treat people who are faced with the decision offers us a great opportunity to exercise compassion and understanding.

The truth is, neither side can claim to know the answer to the basic spiritual questions that are at the core of the issue. While science tells us all about the intricacies of fertilization and cell division, it has nothing to say about the process by which a soul enters the body, and what happens to it if the pregnancy is terminated.

No one else knows the answer to that question either, and there is very little discussion about it. The churches have their dogma, but they are no better informed regarding the truth than anyone else. Both sides take positions on it based on assumptions that have no basis in fact, but which support their own prejudices.

This is exactly what I am about to do since I don’t know either. All I can do, like everyone else, is come up with a story based on certain assumptions and inspired guesses about how we transition between the spiritual and physical realms through the processes of birth and death.

But before I do, I must say this. Abortion is an extremely important issue and is worthy of our deep consideration on ethical, social and spiritual grounds. There’s no question in my mind about that. So I do not enter into this discussion lightly. I also think that there are karmic implications for both the man and the woman who decide to abort, depending on their motivation at the time.

I am also mindful of the fact that I am a man and as such I have no way of knowing what it is like to have the spiritual responsibility for giving life to a soul that requests to come through. Only a woman knows. Men need to honor this and have enough humility to admit that they are not privy to the same knowledge as women, and should be willing to defer to feminine wisdom when it comes to the process of giving life.

But, that said, I can easily imagine the soul might be disappointed if the woman it chooses to incarnate through says, “No, not right now.” After all, that soul may have given a lot of thought to why that person was the ideal parent to experience life through. It may even have been an agreed soul contract between it and the soul of the mother.

But, disappointment notwithstanding, I cannot imagine that the soul is mortally wounded if the mother says ‘No,’ even if it has already anchored itself in the form we call a fetus. If it was aborted, it would not be extinguished any more than a soul who, as a baby died a SIDS death, or the soul of a soldier killed in battle would be snuffed out. The soul cannot die. It simply goes back home to the spiritual realm, in all probability, no worse for wear but perhaps having experienced something instructive and valuable. And who is to say that the soul did not choose to have the abortion experience in order to balance the energy of having been a woman who aborted a fetus in a previous life.

This is not to say, however, that a woman and her partner who is, or should be, party to the decision should enter into this decision without a lot of careful and thoughtful consideration. There probably was a good reason why that soul requested passage into the human experience through her and this has to be honored.

But the prospective mother has a soul too, and her soul’s wishes need to be honored, as well. I think it is possible that the Spirit World, not really understanding how difficult life can be down here in the dense vibration of the physical realm, can sometimes put too much of a load on the shoulders of a soul who has taken on a body. I’m sure everything looks very easy from up there. I think they also understand that a soul who is in a human body is entitled to say “No” to whatever task he or she is being given at any one time. After all, it is a principle that we have free will and sometimes that freedom is exercised by saying “No” to a soul who is asking to incarnate through that woman’s body.

And it need not necessarily be a total rejection. How often do we say to someone who wants something from us, “No, not now. Ask me again later.” In other words, we might say to the soul, “Thank you for choosing me, but I’m just not ready for this now. Try again later when I am stronger and more prepared. I love you.”

Again, as a man, I cannot say how any woman should go about making the decision, but I would respectfully suggest that it would be helpful to have a conversation with the soul that is knocking on the door. Talk to it and explain why you wish to refuse to be the conduit this time, and let it know that you are truly honored to be asked, and that you love it dearly even though you are saying “No” on this occasion. Wish it well and tell it you hope to connect with it in another way if and when it incarnates. Then, be quiet and listen. Let the soul talk back to you. Maybe it will lovingly release you from the obligation and may tell you why you are so special and why it initially chose you.

Having had this kind of dialogue with you and feeling your love, might be enough for the soul and satisfy its need to connect with you. Maybe, too, it will enable it to move on and find another woman to incarnate through. No harm done. All is well.

 (This is excerpted from his forthcoming book, Expanding In Love, A Handbook for Radical Living.)

# 6 – And I love this one from Abraham…

“One who is connected to the Energy Stream is more powerful than a million who are not. And two who are harmoniously focused and connected to the Energy Stream brings about a co-creative endeavor that cannot be matched by anything else in all of the Universe.”— Abraham

 

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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