Dec 15

The Four Agreements – 3rd Agreement DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

I am a stand for authentic communication…. For completing our past – and not carrying guilt or challenge from one day to the next.

One of the key messages from every Religion or Spiritual Master is about Living in the moment. If you practice only one spiritual discipline, I’d recommend this be it — DO WHAT YOU ARE DOING… Be where you are… Say what you mean and mean what you say… Don’t make assumptions about what someone else means or even what Life may mean… You MAKE IT ALL UP… IT doesn’t really mean Anything!! It’s better to live in the I don’t know….

An old Hasidic rabbi crosses the village square every morning on his way to the temple to pray. One morning, a large Cossack soldier, who happened to be in a vile mood, accosted him, saying, “Hey Rebby, where are you going?” And the rabbi said, “I don’t know.”

This infuriated the Cossack. “What do you mean, you don’t know? Every morning for twenty five years you have crossed the village square and gone to the temple to pray. Don’t fool me. Who are you, telling me you don’t know?”

He grabbed the old rabbi by the coat and dragged him off to jail. Just as he was about to push him into the cell, the rabbi turned to him, saying: “You see, I didn’t know.”

Make no assumptions – treat every experience as NEW – because it is – and when it comes to people – allow them to be new everyday as well.

I found this tidbit from George Bernard Shaw and thought it most appropriate. He wrote, “The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measure anew each time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect them to fit me.” It’s Always possible to have a NEW THOUGHT

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Dec 08

The Four Agreements – 2nd Agreement – DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY

Don Miguel says —  Nothing others do is because of you.  What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.  When you are immune to the opinions and actions of  others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

This has been a lesson I’ve taken to heart over and over again during these past few years… I take no blame and take no credit for the growth of any of my students. Life just IS – what has been – has been PERFECT – what IS is also PERFECT – There can be nothing less than that…

While God is personal to each of us, we are part of something so much bigger than we can ever imagine when we learn to see things from the highest perspective possible.

While I agree with Don Miguel not to take things personally – I also know the truth that we need to  Take EVERYTHING personally – in the sense that ALL of Life is a Mirror of our consciousness – NOTHING happens TO us – No one does anything against us…We are not Victims – we are truly at choice in EVERYTHING…

Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience.  Whatever happens in life – if you wish to change the circumstances – CHANGE your thinking – no without happens without a within first…  Everything begins with an idea..

Everything begins in consciousness… So, every change must be a change of consciousness….  Meditate on this DAILY – take it to bed with you at night and ask to learn the depth of its meaning.  I promise it will change your life… I know this one truth has changed mine!

Remember that this is a gradual process. There are Stages of the Spiritual Life-

  1. Life is done TO ME
  2. Life is done By Me
  3. Life is done Through Me
  4. Life is done AS ME..   – THE FATHER and I ARE ONE!

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Dec 02

First of the Four Agreements – Be Impeccable with your Word

The first, and perhaps the most important spiritual lesson from the book  THE FOUR AGREEMENTS by Don Miguel Ruiz is: BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD

One of the key messages I’ve received and want to transfer to you is about BEING your word…Who do you say I AM? Jesus once asked his disciples, Who do you say I AM. Whoever you say you are is who you create yourself to be!

God answered the question by saying — I AM THAT I AM when the burning bush spoke to Moses – and each of us is defined by who we say we are.

It is vital that we ask continually – who am I being right now? Who do I have to be to achieve what I want to achieve or demonstrate more – whatever it is I desire? Our word is really synonymous with our self-definition.

And, being impeccable with your word means you are very careful about what you say after you say the words I AM in particular…. We define our lives by the way we see ourselves and we actually SPEAK our lives into being by our self-definition.

One of the most powerful uses of our word is in what we call Treatment or AFFIRMATIVE PRAYER. Those who have been in class with me over the years have learned a lot about how I required IMPECCABILITY with the very wording of that prayer First, in being absolutely clear on your INTENTION and your purpose – we get what we EXPECT not necessarily what we desire or ask for. We are godlings – so what we speak is creative – So, we want to be sure we Say only what we mean.

Be certain our words are words of Gratitude – for what we complain about or what we give praise for – is what we get more of….Whatever we focus on, increases. Emmet Fox teaches the Golden Key- turning from whatever may appear to be the problem or the challenge and focusing on TRUTH and GOD instead. (much more on that in the future, I promise!)

Come to know that there is a POWER for Good in the Universe and YOU can use it! Really come to KNOW that you KNOW and that when you speak your word, the Whole Universe supports you…

The most important Question you’ll ever answer – is Is the Universe a Friendly place? Your answer to that will determine your life’s experiences…

Trust that you are ALWAYS supported…

God is GOOD– All the time..

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