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a new beginning

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

anew beggining
by Cheryl Ann Inglett on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 5:21am

A New Beginning



Any time is a good time to make a new beginning. At any point in your experience, you can make a change, find a new direction, take a new path. You do not need to wait for the beginning of a new year to begin to follow a new way of life.



However, it is sometimes easier to make a new beginning at this time of year, when the old year is drawing to a close, when the new year stretches invitingly before you. There is a spirit of newness in human hearts at this time. You cannot help but feel inspired and enthused by it; you cannot help being caught up in it.



Possibly you have an area in your life that you would like to change or improve. To someone else, your life may seem perfect and complete, but you know the places in your life and heart that call for light and upliftment. The beginning of a new year provides a time and a season for newness, for the changes, inner and outer, that you have dreamed of making but have not yet dared to set into motion.



Do you want improved health and greater strength? This is the time to gain a new understanding of the idea of life. This is the time to realize that God is your life, that your body is the temple of the living God, that God's healing power is active in you, that through this power you are made alive, restored, renewed and healed.



Do you want peace and harmony in your life? Have you longed to be on better terms with your family and friends, to feel closer to others, to be understanding of others, to be understood by them? This is the time to enter into newness, to open your mind and heart to the love of God and to let this love find expression through you in the thoughts you think, in the way you act, in your attitude toward people and situations.



You need not carry into the new year the old habits of thinking and acting that have left you frustrated or unhappy. You need not carry into the new year the old doubts and fears and misgivings, the old hurt and bitterness. You need not bring forward any feeling of unforgiveness. Through the power of God's love within you, you can let go of negative ways of thinking and begin to live in peace and harmony.



This is the time for newness. This is the time to let go of the old, to put on the new. This is the time to let the life and love and light of God flow through you and to shine in all that you do. Old thoughts and old conditions are as “waters that have passed away” (Job 11:16). Now you stand at a place of beginning again.

  
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ASOBFALLS 1/10/2012 11:02AM

    Absolutely right! emoticon Good choices, healthy choices can be made any time.
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MYBULLDOGS 1/10/2012 6:52AM

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find foods that work with YOUR body chemistry.

i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 34 pounds .

i cook 4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages. find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.



it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.

i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.

you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.

I have gone from 198 to 164 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.

one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's worth

i went to the doctor. for the first time in a long time i was not ashamed to get on the scale. i did not have to get beet red because doctor said i was over weight. it felt GREAT.

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harmony and forgiveness

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

harmony and forgiveness
by Cheryl Ann Inglett on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 5:35am

Harmony and Forgiveness



Patience. Understanding. Forgiveness. Balance. All are key ingredients toward building healthy, harmonious relationships. Without them, the firm foundation of understanding and teamwork our relationships are built on has nowhere left to grow. Just as a plant needs sunlight to grow, we too need the light of God's love to illumine us so that we might grow in spirit. When we harbor negative thoughts, we are diffusing this divine light by turning away from love.

It could be that we have found ourselves caught in the past because of a situation we can't seem to move beyond. When we are able to let go, we are acknowledging that God is in charge. But how can we do this? By turning to God in prayer and meditation, we allow divine love to flow through us and from us in our words and actions. Forgiveness heals us in mind, body, and spirit.

While we cannot change the past, we can learn and grow from our experiences.

Once we are at peace within ourselves, we will find it easier to face others and open the lines of communication that may have previously shut down due to a misunderstanding.

As we forgive, we are allowing divine love to release us from the burdens of negativity and lift us up in Spirit. The love of God once again fully illumines us now that the shadows of doubt and fear are removed. Harmony is once again reestablished and our relationship can move forward.

The following are some helpful tips as you practice forgiveness:

Find time for open and honest discussions. Turn off the TV. Tune out the rest of the world. Talk to the ones you love. Even if there doesn't seem to be anything to discuss, make quality time a habit.
Let go of the past by affirming: I am God's love and understanding in expression.
Before going to bed, mentally forgive anyone you feel animosity toward. Release any negative feelings by asking yourself, "What would God want me to do?"
Rather than reacting immediately to something said or done, temporarily remove yourself from the situation. Take a walk. Listen to music. Meditate in a quiet place. Refocus on God's presence, then return to work through the situation in a spirit of peace.

Remember: God's love can work wonders toward healing any relationship

  


a powerful way to start the day

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

a powerful way to start the day
by Cheryl Ann Inglett on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 5:25am

A Powerful Way to Start the Day



It only takes five minutes to start your day with clearing, affirmative prayer to set the intentions for your day and for your life. The affirmations below, when read slowly and thoughtfully, help release any energy that does not contribute to your highest good, opening the way for greater blessings. Read these prayers aloud, pausing after each affirmation to breathe and take the awareness into your heart. When you reach number six, share out loud your fondest hopes, desires or intentions:

I realize there is only One Presence and One Power active in my life and in my world now.





I AM AWARE AND AWAKE.
(Pause, breathe, take into your heart.)
Knowing limited thinking and resistance block my awareness of God, I shed and release all false beliefs.





I AM CLEAR.
(Pause, breathe, take into your heart.)
I forgive myself and others who appear to have harmed me, releasing all blame and attachment to negative energy that are not for my highest and greatest good.





I AM FREE.
(Pause, breathe, take into your heart.)
I take responsibility for my life and call forth my ability to respond in a new way, without guilt or judgment.





I AM TRANSFORMED NOW.
(Pause, breathe, take into your heart.)
I surrender and let go of my will—allowing God to express in and through me now.





I AM ONE WITH GOD.
(Pause, breathe, take into your heart.)
Knowing with God all things are possible, I declare my heart's desire to the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit).





I AM RECEPTIVE TO:
(State your desires as affirmations, knowing they are already on their way to you. See them coming to fruition and say:)



I ACCEPT.
I give thanks, rejoicing that my heart's dreams, hopes and desires are already fulfilled.





I AM GRATEFUL.
(Pause, breathe, take into your heart.)
I commit to be responsive to God's guidance and practice unconditional love. God provides me with total abundance, and I fulfill the purpose for which I am created.





I AM AT PEACE.
(Pause, breathe, take into your heart.)
I go forth in joy, trust and enthusiasm. With speed, ease, comfort and joy, all is now fulfilled.





LET'S CELEBRATE LIFE!

The above exercises can also be completed with a partner or group. Simply read the statements aloud together, and take turns on number six to share your intentions. After each person has spoken, the group together states: “I accept” and continues to read aloud the remaining statements. This process—affirming God, releasing the negative, stating one's intentions, expressing gratitude and celebrating life—prepares the way for ever greater good to come forth in your life.

  
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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 1/10/2012 10:18AM

    What a wonderful blog this am!!! Thanks for sharing!

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letting go letting god

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

letting go letting god
by Cheryl Ann Inglett on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 5:27am

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Letting Go, Letting God



Life is an adventure, and accordingly, there may be times when the journey isn't as clear or as smooth. During those times, life becomes easier when divine wisdom is at the forefront of each decision, thought, and action you take.



By praying "Not my will, God, but Yours," you're aligning yourself with the strength and power of Spirit Divine. You're letting go, and in doing so you've opened the way for something new to replace the negative thinking. And isn't it comforting to know that whatever the "something new" may be, it's directed by God's love and wisdom?



As you mentally agree with yourself to release your ego from the situation, limitations disappear, and the golden glow of God's light illumines your way. Peace fills your mind, body, and soul.



In her book God Will See You Through, popular Unity writer Mary Kupferle writes, "Take time to be quiet, to be still and contemplate the Truth that God's love is right there with you, that God's light is now shining throughout your mind to reveal what you need to see and know. Listen within and let God's wisdom gently turn your thoughts over and over until the questions become answers, the doubts become newborn faith. You will see that everything has been and is working for your good."



As you let go and let God, always remember that God's presence within is your constant source of hope and love. The following affirmations from Daily Word will help you refocus during difficult times. Repeat them silently or aloud and feel the peace of God embracing you:



God is the source of limitless good that is continually blessing me.
I am flexible as I allow God's plan to emerge and evolve.
I let go and let my faith in God carry me through.
With a silent, heartfelt prayer, I let go and let God heal my relationships.
I let go and let God, knowing that the source of all good is in charge.

  
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MI-ELLKAYBEE 1/10/2012 1:00PM

    God bless you for this message. I needed to see it all spelled out. I am learning....

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GOLFGMA 1/10/2012 7:30AM

    Powerful words of wisdom. Knowledge of God makes for a wiser person and gives us strength to make decisions. I thank God each day for His love and His mercy.
Thank you for this blog.

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5 step prayer process

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

5 step prayer process
by Cheryl Ann Inglett on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 5:29am

Five-Step Prayer Process



Prayer is connecting with God. In prayer, you create a sacred space in which you commune with God. Use the following Five-Step Prayer Process to deepen your connection with God, to heighten your awareness of God within you. Experience the power of prayer.



Relax

Set aside time each day for prayer. Begin your quiet time by relaxing your body and opening your mind to an awareness of God. Breathe deeply, knowing that you are in the presence of God and the presence of God is within you. Let go of your concerns and know that all is well.



Concentrate

As you close your eyes and release any thought of the world around you, begin to think about God … about God's presence in your life. Focus your mind on a single thought or idea or scripture that resonates with you. Repeat this idea over and over, either silently or aloud until it becomes your only thought.



Meditate

Allow this focused state of mind to move you into a deeper awareness of God. “Be still … and know that I am God.” Be still as you connect with this divine presence within you.



Realize

From the depth of your being, know that you are one with God. This knowing, this realization as you experience God's holy presence is “silent soul communion.” In this receptive state of mind and heart, listen for the inspiration of God, the answers to your prayers.



Give Thanks

Let gratitude be your heart's joyous response to this experience of communion with God and with God's infinite goodness. Give thanks for blessings to come, ready to receive your good.

  
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MZLADY77 1/10/2012 9:44PM

    Amen emoticon

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CORKY982 1/10/2012 9:26AM

  Thanks for posting that. I need to really focus on the "be still" part of my prayers.

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