Rev. Lelia Cutler, NST, Memorial Spiritualist Church, Norfolk, VA
We know God as Infinite Intelligence, the creative energy of the universe. With this creative force, there is no limit to the possibilities that can be manifested through desire, visualization, thoughts, and our actions. Since I like acronyms, the following are some of the possibilities available through interaction with our own God spark and our connection to the Infinite.
P – Prayerful Life
O – Obvious growth
S – Sincerity
S – Self-Responsibility
I – Ingenuity
B – Being Strong
I – Intelligent Usage
L – Loving Relationships
I – Inquiring Mind
T – Total Awareness
I – Ideology
E – Enduring
S – Spiritual Growth
When we have a connection with God through meditation or through knowingness, we have a prayerful life because we are constantly in touch with our source. We are not pleading with God, we know that we manifest our needs and our desires by the Law of attraction and the law of compensation. We work with natural law to create. There is no need to be in want at any time when we have this connection to God.
This knowing that God is a part of our life generates growth in our lives. It becomes obvious to others around us, and they want to know what we have that they do not. They start to watch and emulate. This brings about greater growth through the relationships we create in life. The possibility of growth is a great potential when we practice what we believe.
In this part of life, we need to be sincere in our desire to be more at one with God, and to be more spiritual in our outlook on life. Sincerity is a product of the connection to God, but it is also a trait that we should cultivate, for it is a part of our self responsibility. We repeat our 7th principle “We affirm the moral responsibility of individuals and that we make our own happiness or unhappiness as we obey or disobey nature’s physical and spiritual laws.” We cannot depend on anyone else to atone for any of our actions, thoughts, or deeds. For that reason, we are different from religions that depend on a savior to help the individual to achieve a heaven. Sometimes, we must use our ingenuity to achieve self responsibility. We can find ourselves in challenging situations, and we have to ask what is for the greater good of those involved. It may take some ingenuity to come up with an answer. When we find an answer, then we must be strong and carry through. It may not always be comfortable, but we need to listen to our spirit helpers and to our inner voice.
We have been given a wonderful intelligence that we use when needed—most every day in every way. As we show intelligent usage of our knowledge and our connection to the spiritual side of life, we become light beaers to others who may be in similar situations. This recognition of our own abilities and intelligence can lead to more loving relationships and help us in recognizing the beauty and wisdom in others. Use your inquiring mind to determine whether you are in a relationship that is healthy for you. Search further if needed, and know that you are being led to what is for your greater good. That leads to total awareness of your being, your surroundings, and your actions and reactions with others. All of these attributes, intelligence, loving energy, an inquiring mind, and total awareness of your life, can lead to a happy, peaceful life that is God-centered.
Spiritualism is a philosophy and a way of living. Our ideals are to be at one with our own God spark, open to communication from those on the other side, and to release all fears of life and death. This will lead to enduring goals and ideals for a productive and successful life, progressing to a higher understanding of life and preparing for the next stage when we make the transition to spirit. All of this is a part of our spiritual growth. Therefore, remember:
Anything and Everything is Possible with Infinite Intelligence.
Rev. E. Ann Otzelberger, NST, New Vision Spiritualist Center, Orlando, FL
Using the book “Jack Canfield’s Key to Living the Law of Attraction”
Understanding the Law of Attraction is the key to creating the life of your dreams. The Law of Attraction is the most powerful law in the universe. Just like gravity, it is always in effect, always in motion. It is working in your life at this very moment.
The universe, through the Law of Attraction, will respond enthusiastically to either your positive feelings of excitement, enthusiasm, passion, happiness, joyful, appreciative, or abundance; Or your feelings of boredom, anxiousness, stress, anger, resentfulness, and sadness. You see the universe does not decide which one is better for you, it just responds to whatever energy you are creating, and it gives you more of the same. You get back exactly what you put out, whatever you are thinking and feeling at any given time is basically your request to the universe for more of the same.
You can learn to manage your thoughts and emotions and maintain a vibrational match for what you want to attract by learning to respond instead of just reacting to the situations in your life. In order to create a positive outcome, you must learn to consciously respond in a positive way.
You can choose to respond differently to the situations that arise during your day. You can choose to think differently. You can choose to focus and think about the things you want more of in your life. You can choose to experience more of the things that make you feel good. You can choose to deliberately participate in the creation of your future by managing your thoughts and feelings.
The Law of Attraction allows for Infinite possibilities, Infinite abundance, and Infinite joy. It knows no order of difficulty, and it can change your life in every way.
You are Energy. Everything is energy. All matter is energy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It is the cause and effect of itself. It is evenly present in all places, at all times. Energy is in constant motion and never rests. It is forever moving from one form to another. ENERGY FOLLOWS THOUGHT.
You are connected to everything and everyone. You are a completely unique piece of a much greater whole, an integral part of the cosmos. You are a ball of energy in a much larger energy field. You are part of a much greater power; you are part of Infinite Intelligence, God. The wisdom of the entire universe is yours for the asking.
Have you ever found that with people you are close to, you can sometimes finish a sentence for them, or that you both say the same thing at exactly the same time? This is not coincidence, it’s connection! This is a perfect example of how connected we really are to those around us.
We’ve all had the experience of starting to think about someone, maybe someone we haven’t seen or spoken to in years, and in several minutes the phone rings, and it is them, I was just thinking about you,” we exclaim in wonder. Actually we were picking up on their intention to call us before they had even acted upon it. Our thoughts travel through time and space at an amazing speed. With your connection you were able to pickup on their intention to call, or maybe you were thinking about them and that stimulated them to call you.
THOUGHTS ARE THINGS.
Your thoughts are not just wispy little clouds drifting through your head. You thoughts are things. They are actually measurable units of energy. Thoughts are biochemical electrical impulses. They are waves of energy that, as far as we can tell, penetrate all time and space.
Your thoughts are powerful. They are real, they are measurable, they are energy.
Every single thought you have is a statement of your desires to the universe. Every single thought you have generates a physiological change in your body. You are a product of all of the thoughts you have thought, feelings you have felt, and actions you have taken up until now. The thoughts you think today, feelings you feel today, and actions you take today will determine your experiences tomorrow. So it is imperative that you learn to think and behave in a positive way that is in alignment with what you want to be, to do and to experience in life. You can see the importance of learning to think as positively as possible.
Most of us are aware of our conscious thoughts, but it is important to become aware of our subconscious thoughts as well. You must learn to reprogram your subconscious mind and transform your negative internal thoughts into healthy, positive ones. By looking closely at your beliefs and self-image, you can work on eliminating any limiting or negative ideas.
Beliefs are just your habitual thoughts, and they can be changed through:
AFFIRMATIONS, POSITIVE SELF-TALK, BEHAVIORAL CHANGES, AND VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES.
These are all extremely effective tools in releasing the old negative thought patterns.
Research has shown that what you feel is actually more important than what you are thinking or saying. You emotions never lie. Don’t ignore your emotions or try to reason your feelings away. FIRST, just notice them. If they are not in the positive range (hope, expectation, acceptance, appreciation, love, and joy) either release them or simply choose a better thought. Choose a thought that creates a better feeling, or that changes what you are doing, to something you enjoy instead.
FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE
Make a conscious decision to focus on the positive. The Law of Attraction does not filter out the information we provide. It doesn’t decide what is better for us. We have free will to focus our energy on the positive.
It is really important to focus on what you do want, not on what you don’t want. State your desires in a positive way. Your mind works in pictures, so if you say, “I don’t want to be mad,” you are creating the picture and the vibration of being “mad.” The universe only receives the frequency of “mad” and responds to that. You must focus on the opposite of what you do not want.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.
Instead of thinking I don’t want to be late.
Think I want to be on time.
Instead of thinking I don’t want to forget.
Think I want to remember.
Instead of thinking I can’t….
Think I am beginning to…
Instead of saying don’t slam the door.
Say please close the door gently.
Instead of saying your room is a mess.
Say please keep your room clean.
Instead of saying stop making so much noise.
Say please be a little more quiet.
Think about this, if you tell someone don’t knock the glass of milk over, you’ll spill the milk. What is the image you have pop into your mind? You see the glass being knocked over and the milk in a puddle. Avoid creating the images and thoughts you don’t want, keep focused on thoughts and images that are in harmony with what you do want to create in your life.
It is OK to notice what you don’t want. Just use it as a first step in the process of deciding what you do want, and try to get out of the habit of giving it so much of your energy and attention. Think about what you don’t want just long enough to help identify what it is that you do want. This will tell you by comparison what it is that you would rather have and help provide you with some clarity. Remember to redirect your focus back to the positive, and move on.
Focus on the light and the beauty in your life.
Guidelines for your affirmations.
Affirmations are positive.
Avoid using the work “not” in your affirmation.
Affirmations are stated in the present tense. (believe it is already so)
Affirmations are fairly short.
Affirmations are specific.
Begin your affirmations with “I am… or “We are…
Affirmations use action words. (feel the emotions when you say the affirmation)
Affirmations are personal. (make affirmations for your own behavior, not others)
Anything you wish for can flow effortlessly into your life if you understand and apply the Law of Attraction. We live in a world that seems to emphasize scarcity and lack, and yet the truth is, this is an abundant universe. There is no scarcity, there is no lack. There is more than enough food, money, joy, happiness, spiritual fulfillment, and love for everyone.
If you are willing to invest yourself wholeheartedly in your dreams, then all the necessary resources, including the money will follow.
There is no order of difficulty in the universe; and there is no scarcity of money in the world. If you are currently in debt, then figure out a payment plan, commit to it, and then shift your focus away from the debt, and start focusing on the wealth you are creating instead.
Basically, the universe will respond abundantly to the vibration of whatever you are passionate about, focused upon, committed to, and to that which you truly believe is possible. Whatever you focus on expands; so don’t allow yourself to entertain any limiting thoughts or beliefs. Focus your thoughts, feelings, and energy instead on expansiveness and on the unlimited possibilities before you. Use the power of your conscious and subconscious mind to create a vibrational match for the abundance you desire and deserve.
Be sure to also take the time to appreciate all of the amazing abundance that is already present in your life, and open yourself up to receiving all the good that the universe has to offer. Through the Law of Attraction, the universe will respond to the vibration of your sincere gratitude and appreciation with even greater abundance.
Use the Law of Attraction to attract abundance in every area of your life. This is an abundant universe. There are no limits. Just as the ocean does not care if you come to it with a thimble, a cup, a bucket, or a tank car for water, neither does the universe.
Abundant love, joy, health, wealth, and happiness are yours for the asking. They are your natural right. All you have to do is claim them.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAID: “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Surround yourself with the most positive, nourishing, uplifting, people whenever you can. Spend your time with spiritually evolved people who love and support you in healthy ways, those who encourage your growth and applaud your successes. Wrap yourself in a support network of inspirational people with positive attitudes and energy.
Have gratitude and appreciation. The best attitude you can possibly aspire to is one of gratitude and appreciation.
Try to be grateful for even the difficult and challenging situations that arise in your life. It is often through these situations that we experience the most profound spiritual and emotional growth. You can learn to view each apparent obstacle as an opportunity to develop a new quality, strength, skill, insight, or wisdom and be grateful for the lessons. Each and every challenge is another opportunity for growth and expansion.
Attend a Spiritualist Church. You would want to go to a place of worship where other people are in alignment with your desires for personal growth.