The Power of Your Word in Discovering Yourself

The Power of Your Word in Discovering Yourself

A man had told half-truths about the local rabbi that, overcome by remorse, he begged the rabbi to forgive him. “And, Rabbi, tell me how I can make amends.” The rabbi sighed,”Take two pillows, go to the public square and there cut the pillows open. Wave them in the air. Then come back.” The man quickly went home, got two pillows and a knife, hastened to the square, cut the pillows open,waved them in the air and hastened back to the rabbi’s chambers. “I did just what you said, Rabbi!” “Good.” The rabbi smiled. “Now, to realize how much harm is done by gossip, go back to the square…” “And?” Asked the man. “And collect all your feathers.”The Rabbi replied. Your Word Has the Power to Bring Passion or Poison Very simply the power of your word is to use your Word in the direction of love and truth Your Word (upper case) has to do with the power you have to create through every kind of expression you make. You create through multiple types of expression including emotions, attitude, actions, what you refrain from, and what you express your faith in. The word is a force; it is the power you have to communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life.  The word is the most powerful tool you have, but like a sword with two edges, your word can create the most beautiful dream or your word can destroy everything around you.  One edge of the sword is the misuse of the word, which creates a living hell.  The other edge is the...
3 Steps to Developing a Structured Plan for Self Discovery

3 Steps to Developing a Structured Plan for Self Discovery

Have you had a desire to unlock the power of knowledge and love within yourself? Have you had a desire to find inner peace and  live life to the fullest ? Here Are 3 Steps That Will Help in Your Self Discovery.   Step 1-Desire Where Focus Goes Energy Flows. You can focus on the past vs. the future .Whatever you decide to focus on will determine the outcome of your efforts. What is the desire of your heart? If you don’t have a strong desire to begin the journey you should stop here. The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to live out their desires. There is a substantial difference in being interested in something and being committed to it. Statements such as “I’d really like to make more money” or “I’d like to make a difference” or “I’d like to be closer to my kids,” or “I’d like to give up smoking,” are not enough to make your desire come into reality. These words are  just stating a preference. These statements are very weak and hold no power. The power comes when you decide to be committed. A Pig and a Chicken are walking down the road. The Chicken says, “Hey Pig, I was thinking we should open a restaurant!”. Pig replies, “Hmm, maybe, what would we call it?” The Chicken responds, “How about ‘ham-n-eggs’?” The Pig thinks for a moment and says, “No thanks. I’d be committed, but you’d only be involved! The word ‘decision’ in reality comes from the Latin root meaning to ‘cut off from’ Making a true...
How to Discover My True Self

How to Discover My True Self

A boy in the woods found an egg in a nest, he took it home and put it under a goose. It hatched a freakish creature- that had deformed feet not web like- but claw like- which made it stumble as it tried to follow the other geese. His beak was not flat like a goose should be but it was pointed and twisted. Instead of having lovely cream colored down feathers it was an ugly brown color and to top it off he made a terrible squawking sound. He seemed like a genetic freak- a disfigured goose. One day a giant eagle flew across the barnyard , the eagle swept lower and lower until the strange awkward little bird on the ground lifted his head and pointed his crooked beak to the sky. The misfit creature then stretched his wings and began to hobble across the yard. He flapped his wings harder and harder until the wind picked up him up and carried him higher and higher. He began to soar. He was born an eagle and had been trying to live like a goose- We are born to soar. Do you believe you are born to soar? Some of us have been told as we grew up; we were a certain type of person. “You’re lazy”, “you’re stupid”, “you aren’t ever going to amount to anything.” We believed what was told to us because we didn’t know any different. I grew up in a very legalistic, fundamentalist church. I was always told, I was such a sinner. I always felt worse about myself after I left church...
Living Life To The Fullest In 3 Easy Steps

Living Life To The Fullest In 3 Easy Steps

Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would say, “Esther, I’d like to ride in that helicopter.” Esther always replied, “I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars — and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.” One year Esther and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said, “Esther, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.” Esther replied, “Morris that helicopter is fifty dollars — and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.” The pilot overheard the couple and said, “Folks I’ll make you a deal. I’ll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word I won’t charge you! But if you say one word, it’s fifty dollars.” Morris and Esther agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word. When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, “By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!” Morris replied, “Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out, but you know — fifty dollars is fifty dollars!” Is Fifty Dollars really that much to withhold from someone to fulfill something on their bucket list? We can get so focused on money that we forget that it is only a resource to achieve our dreams. Do you know people...
Ever Wondered How To Change Your Life?

Ever Wondered How To Change Your Life?

I have many people ask me,“How can I change my life?” If you have wondered how to change your life don’t worry, it’s a pretty common thing for people to ask themselves when they find themselves in a place of discomfort. First I try to help them understand this statement. When someone says “You’ve Changed” It simply means you’ve stopped living your life their way. Who are you living your life for? That might sound like a crazy question to ask but I think in reality many of us are living our life to receive an affirmation or a blessing from someone. We all want our life to be validated. We want others to affirm the path we have chosen to follow. In reality we will never receive the affirmation we desire unless we live our life the way they want us to. So I come back to my first question, ”Who are you living your life for?” “I love this quote…”The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide our problems are your own. You do not blame them on anyone or anything. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis Ahhh, there’s that word “Destiny.” What Do We Want Our Life (Destiny) To Be About? Before we decide to change our life, we better decide what we want our life to be about. If you had to write down on paper what your life would look like a year, three years, and five years from now, what would write? Describe the different aspects of your life. Where would you be...
Opening Hands

Opening Hands

This is a picture I have put on my computer as my screen saver – I use this when I begin my time of prayer and meditation with God each day. It keeps my focus on opening my mind and heart to the Holy Spirit .Opening my hands helps me physically open myself to God’s direction and call .   It is so easy to lose our focus and get caught up in everyone’s “stuff”. As you make decision that will shape your destiny reflect on this scripture Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Be a Miracle Jerry...