Spiritual Treatments #3

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”

-Roy T Bennett

 

Use these treatments as prayers or affirmations. If used as prayer, feel the words as originating from your heart and going to the place inside you that God resides. If used as an affirmation, pay close attention to the words and truly believe what you are reading. If you don’t believe in God, substitute the word God for anything you choose.

“God is all there is. All things are but different expressions of the One Infinite Spirit. The Mind of God created these expressions. The Mind of God created me. I am, therefore, a child of God. Because I am aware of this great truth, I cannot experience pain or suffering. I cannot separate myself from God. Sickness cannot exist because I embrace this realization of my divinity. I affirm now: God is in me as me. The Mind of God in me designed my body. That design is perfect. This Inner Mind built my body and the Inner Physician knows how to keep this body in its designed perfection. I now declare that perfection. In the light of Truth, I see myself as a spiritual being. I see this spiritual being that I am, expressing wealth, wholeness and completion. I exult in the feeling of radiant energy, dynamic vitality and glorious well-being. Gratitude floods my consciousness and I know that it is done.”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Kelly Curtis

 

 

 

 

Teachings from the Profound Wisdom Traditions.

“Keep always in mind that you are not defined by the things that come easily to you, but rather by those things that challenge you.”    -From the writings of M G Hawking

 

M G Hawking, traveler, adventurer, and writer spent many months in a secluded Himalayan village studying with Masters of the Profound Wisdom Traditions. He returned with valuable information indeed.

From his writings:

“An examination of your present experience of life will tell you much about the state of your inner mind, of your beliefs, intentions, and expectations. Your thoughts and inner images, carefully studied, will let you see where you are going. They point clearly to the nature of the physical events you will experience in what you call the future. What exists physically exists first in thoughts, images, and feelings.”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe, and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

 

Why our thoughts matter. Part One

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

-Albert Einstein

 

Thoughts matter. This is why we must be very careful with them, they can create or destroy.  We can create a beautiful life with the right thought patterns, but we can create disease within the body with the wrong patterns. The health of our bodies has more to do with our thinking than with our DNA. Yes, our minds are powerful – think placebo effect, where we actually feel better after taking a placebo, basically false medicine – because we think  we should feel better.

Tibetan Buddhists practicing Tummo can cause their bodies to sweat while meditating at temperatures below freezing, this is caused by chemical reactions between neurons.

Research done by Dr. Joe Dispenza shows that every time we learn something new hundreds of thousands of our neurons change, and that affects our physical bodies. Dr. Dispenza is known for his theory of the connection between matter and mind. His research revealed how consciousness creates synaptic connections using strong concentration, so, with each emotional experience, sensation, or vision, you create a new connection between two of more than 100,000 million brain cells. If you use these sensations, visions, or emotions regularly, you reinforce and strengthen these connections. Dr. Dispenza says that the brain cannot distinguish between a physical sensation and an emotional experience, so, if we are always thinking negative thoughts, our brains can be deceived and bring dis-ease to the body.

Science has proven that positive thoughts increase energy, while negative thoughts drain energy. The mind and body are connected, research shows that 75% to 98% of physical, mental, and behavioral illness comes from our thought patterns.

In physics, there is a theory that states that all matter vibrates and also has a wave component.  If all matter vibrates, including ourselves, this shows that everything is connected. This would mean that our thoughts are connected, and that means – drum roll please – collective consciousness!

We know that matter contains a lot of energy, so it takes a lot of sustained thought to turn energy into physical form.  Think of the book “Think and Grow Rich” where you should “Keep at it” and “Keep going after your goals”. Thoughts do create reality, if we can bring enough concentration and belief or faith.

The Universe is infinite potential, but how does infinite potential become the actualities of reality, seeming to come into existence out of nothing? This is the Probability Factor of Uncertainty Principle, which we will look at more closely in part two of this blog, but basically, everything that exists is the result of energetic waves of potential becoming reality, the infinite source becoming these expressions of reality within itself, energetic expressions manifesting as different frequencies of vibration.

Huh? Pretty deep, I know. Let’s call on Albert Einstein to help out: “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”

This is a lot to take in. I’ll go more into the science of it all in part two of this blog. For now just remember: “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”     -J M Barrie   Peter and Wendy

 

May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

 

 

Don’t Just…

Don’t just learn, experience.

Don’t just read, absorb.

Don’t just change, transform.

Don’t just relate, advocate.

Don’t just promise, prove.

Don’t just criticize, encourage.

Don’t just think, ponder.

Don’t just take, give.

Don’t just see, feel.

Don’t just dream, do.

Don’t just hear, listen.

Don’t just talk, act.

Don’t just tell, show.

Don’t just exist, live.

-Roy T Bennett

Why are we here?

“My whole belief system is that our paths are drawn for us. I believe in reincarnation. I believe we’re here to learn and grow. We choose how we come into this life based on what it is we have to learn. Some people have harder lessons than others.”

-Gillian Anderson

 

Why are we here? It’s probably our most important question, and the most difficult to answer. If you believe in God then you might wonder why God put us here, instead of Heaven to begin with?

I believe, like the quote above states, that we’re here to learn and grow. To strive to be better people each day. To treat all beings on this planet with love and respect, be they Plant, Insect, Animal, or Human. I think that, at the end of your life, if you haven’t learned to treat all beings with love, dignity, and respect, then you’ve wasted your life, you haven’t grown, no matter how much wealth or material items you’ve accumulated.

Okay, that’s all well and good, but why are some of the lessons so hard? Well, we can be pretty hard headed as a species, so the old adage explains it very well: Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.

So, the religious believe we’re tested with these hard lessons to build strength and our relationship with God before we go home. But what if you’re an atheist? Then the above explanation just doesn’t fly. I mean, if you’re truly a good person, you’re going to do good regardless of whether it will bring you closer to God. If you’re not altogether altruistic, but not a bad person, just middle of the road, then you don’t have to bend over backwards to do good. It won’t matter after you’re gone right? So then what would be the meaning of life to a non-believer?

Take heart, there are still good reasons to carry on. For example, here is what actor Jim Carrey believes: “Energy is what I believe all of us are. We’re just conscious awareness dancing for itself for no other reason but to stay amused.”

Not a bad reason to exist, I guess. Then again, some may agree more with author Oliver Markus’s take on the question: “What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Philosophers have pondered that question for centuries. I’m afraid the answer is disappointingly simple: Mating. That’s it.”

That is disappiontingly simple. Too simple, and I’m sorry, but I don’t buy it. We’re here for a reason. We just may not find out the reason until we leave this life. In any case, we can all strive to be better people and make life better or easier for all beings.

A good guide to live by, whether you’re religious or not, is the Prayer of St. Francis:

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

and where there  is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

 

Words to live by indeed.

May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe, and Comfortable.

 

Kelly Curtis

My quest so far.

“The spiritual life  does not remove us from the world, but leads us deeper into it.”

-Henri J M Nouwen

 

“We are earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars. Our quest, our earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation, only in the mind.”

-Lakota Seer

 

In my first blog “I start my quest”, posted on June 23rd 2019, I explained how I started my quest in search of spirituality. I reposted it yesterday so new followers can see it.

I’ve posted twenty blogs now, all having to do with spirituality in one way or another. In my blogs I like to join the spiritual with the scientific, showing that it isn’t all just new-age mumbo jumbo, but the truth based on science. I myself don’t need the science to justify what I believe in my mind to be the truth. I know, when I look into some aspect of the esoteric, if it resonates with me or not. If it makes sense  to me, I can let it stand on faith. I include the science of spirituality because I’m fascinated how, the more we learn of the universe through quantum physics, the more everything I believe in a spiritual sense is proven right.

So, my basic goal in my spiritual quest is to become a better person, to do good and do no harm. My ultimate goal is to raise my vibration so that I can become closer to God, or the Infinite, the Universal Intelligence. How do I do this? The aim of all human beings is to perfect ourselves; to become better people. Therefor we must constantly strive to awaken and express the good qualities of the soul that make us alive, that animate us. If we can do this, it will help in our own evolution, while serving humanity. We must utilize understanding, service, compassion and love. We can do this with willpower and perseverance.

The Rosicrucians have a wonderful list of things we can strive to do to contribute to the peace of the planet:

I contribute to peace when I strive to express the best of myself in my contacts with others.

I contribute to peace when I use my intelligence and my abilities to serve the good.

I contribute to peace when I feel compassion towards all those who suffer.

I contribute to peace when I rejoice over the happiness of others and pray for their wellbeing.

I contribute to peace when I listen with tolerance to opinions that differ from mine or even oppose them.

I contribute to peace when I resort to dialog rather than force to settle any conflict.

I contribute to peace when I respect nature and preserve it for generations to come.

I contribute to peace when I do not seek to impose my conception of God upon others.

I contribute to peace when I make peace the foundation of my ideals and philosophy.

I contribute to peace when I look upon all as my brothers and sisters regardless of race, culture or religion.

What a noble undertaking. I try to live by this code, but it’s tough to be perfect in all of those attributes, impossible for the average person like me. But we can all try our best, that’s as much as we can do. It seems that the more  I try to do good and stay positive, the more I find myself in negative situations, especially at work. I look at it as the universe sending me lessons and tests. Sometimes I’m not up to those challenges, but I try, and that’s how I grow.

Let’s try to do good and serve all beings on this planet. It will make you feel good, even if you can only manage to do your best. None of us are perfect, I should know. May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy,

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

Giving

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

-Winston Churchill

 

There are many ways to give. You can give a concert, a party, or give up on someone. You can give someone the shaft, the bird, or you can give ’em the ol’ Robert Bell – which, I’m told, means leaving a text or instant message conversation without ending it. By the way…stop doing that! You can do all those things, but I’m talking about giving. From the old English Giefan. Being big hearted, altruistic, benevolent, and bounteous. I’m talking generosity here, largess, being open handed. Give voluntarily, and without expecting compensation, bestow good upon someone.

According to the Buddhist tradition the ideal conditions of giving are: to give a pure gift, with pure intentions to a pure recipient. This quote from the buddha perfectly sums up the way we should live: “The way to happiness is: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by.” And this: “Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.”

The Bible encourages giving as long as it is voluntary and with the right motive. God doesn’t like giving when it it is done to impress people, to receive something in return, or to try to buy salvation. Jesus said: “There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.” God loves a cheerful giver.

Remember, no one has ever become poor by giving, so find what gift the universe has bestowed upon you… and give it away. As Tony Robbins, master motivational speaker says: “The secret of living is giving.”

If you have nothing else to give, give kindness. True kindness is in the act of giving, without expecting something in return..

Giving is a natural response of love, the measure of a persons life is the effect they have on others. Give a piece of your heart, not a piece of your mind. Even if you’re weak you can still give. There is great power in giving as opposed to taking, so, make a donation if nothing else, it makes a difference. It benefits not only the recipient, but also the giver. We’ve all heard the expression ‘what goes around comes around. Open those channels of giving and the universe just may be obliged to return the favor.

We all have two hands. One to help ourselves, the second to help others. When all’s said and done, it doesn’t matter what you’ve accomplished or what you have, it matters who you’ve helped, what you’ve given. The great ones aren’t that way by what they have, but by what they give.

I joked earlier about the different ways of giving, but there are more ways to give than money. You can give love, you can give aide. You can help someone out, volunteer, or give someone your time. Just help your fellow human. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with helping our animal friends either.

Most philosophies and religions include a strong belief in giving back to the world, and it’s one of the most therapeutic things we can do for ourselves. A study from Northwestern University shows that people with a purpose sleep better, and it’s good for mental and physical health and longevity, and it’s even good for the genes, producing higher levels of antibody and antiviral genes.

Another study found that having a purpose like being philanthropic,or volunteering was linked to better cognitive function, and longer life in people from their thirties to their eighties. It also improved memory and executive function. It produced a more positive self-image in teens, not to mention less delinquency, and they transitioned into adulthood more easily, regardless of personality type.

An article in Mind Body magazine shows us five ways that giving is good for us:

1: It makes us feel better.

2: It’s good for our health.

3: It promotes cooperation and social connection.

4: It evokes gratitude.

5: It’s contagious.

So give until it hurts, and the next time you feel like giving someone the finger, turn it around and give ’em a smile.

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy,

Safe and Comfortable.