Week 21: Live Life BIG

Haanel challenged me this week.  Stating that there was a law to prayer sent me into research mode.

Haanel 21: Intro…”The answer to prayer is therefore
subject to law, and this law is definite, exact and scientific, just as are the laws
governing gravitation and electricity.”

As you probably have seen in past posts, I compare new knowledge to the Truth of the bible, which is what our SIT was about this week, too.  So….here are a few verses that helped me relate:

The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.  Psalms 145:18

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

I wrote them out by hand and read them with my lesson daily.  It is a great reminder, that all we have to do is believe, ask, and give HIM the glory.  We were to focus on Truth in our SIT.  I also kept thinking BIG thoughts because God thinks BIG thoughts.  Have no limit on what we want, what we believe, what we think.  Have you ever thought about that?  We hear, “the sky’s the limit” all the time, but do we believe it?  Do we sit and BE it?  Today is Thursday….we are to imagine sitting with our future self in the coffee shop.  I asked my future self, “What big things have you done?”  I thought of big travel and couldn’t get anywhere.  Then…………………….what is bigger than ME traveling?  Me bringing along others!  That is BIG travel.  Bringing along family that wouldn’t be able to go otherwise.  Bringing along less fortunate people that need to see their family in other places.  Bringing along….
Oh, thinking BIG is fun!
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Week 20: Breathe!

Haanel 20-20:  “We can live more abundantly every time we breathe, if we consciously breathe
with that intention. The IF is a very important condition in this case, as the
intention governs the attention, and without the attention you can secure only the
results which every one else secures. That is, a supply equal to the demand.”

Focusing on my breathing during the sit this week has taken on a different meaning.

In Haanel 20-18: The Silence is Necessary, the senses must be stilled, the muscles relaxed, repose cultivated.

Dad had an unexpected surgery this week, then a lung collapsed.  Normally people fret and worry and wonder what to do.  I sat.  I was still.  I was silent.  I breathed=because I could.  When dad was struggling to breathe, I did more.  I prayed more.  I breathed more.  I was quiet more.  I relaxed more.  It was much easier than fretting.

Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.”

It’s hard to cast.  But it must be done.  When we show our faith, God shows up and answers prayer.  There was nothing I could do from afar.  Breathe, be still, pray.  And healing is coming.  Doctor’s and nurses have the wisdom and attentiveness that I asked for.  No matter what happens, it is all in HIS hands.  That is faith.  That is not fear and worry.

Week 19: You are the PAN!

As I am standing in my bedroom in the “Wonder Woman” pose, the pose that I most relate to is Robin Williams in Hook.  Best power-hands-on-the-hip pose ever.  Confidence exudes from him.  I feel ambitious and ready to fly in this stance!

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Wouldn’t you?!  Great Hero’s Journey show, too!

I am watching “I Am” by Tom Shadyac today, also.  Mirror Neurons and the brain functions are something I have listened to by Dr. Caroline Leaf.  “Who switched off my Brain” is her book that I own. I love that all I read and listen to comes around full circle!

If the world could understand that happiness is a choice, kindness needs to sought and sent daily, giving instead of accumulating is the best success, and habits need to be done over and over and over and over again to be developed for superior results, we would be a different society all together.

Proverbs is full of WISDOM.  Haanel 19 mentions it in part 7. “In the mental world we find the same law; we speak of knowledge and ignorance, but ignorance is but a lack of knowledge and is therefore found to be simply a word to express the absence of knowledge; it has no principle in itself.”

Proverbs 4 is amazing:

Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;

    pay attention and gain understanding.
I give you sound learning,
    so do not forsake my teaching.
For I too was a son to my father,
    still tender, and cherished by my mother.
Then he taught me, and he said to me,
    “Take hold of my words with all your heart;
    keep my commands, and you will live.
Get wisdom, get understanding;
    do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
    love her, and she will watch over you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get[a] wisdom.
    Though it cost all you have,[b] get understanding.
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
    embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will give you a garland to grace your head
    and present you with a glorious crown.”

10 Listen, my son, accept what I say,
    and the years of your life will be many.
11 I instruct you in the way of wisdom
    and lead you along straight paths.
12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
    when you run, you will not stumble.
13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
    guard it well, for it is your life.

Run after it!

Week 18: Conquer it by pulling it UPward

FEAR!  It has been rearing it’s face at me this entire week.  I have been noticing it in CD’s, radio programs I listen to, and bible passages.  Just like Kindesses we were to observe, I have been hearing “overcoming fear.”

Deuteronomy 31:6   Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

I open my Power Thought book for review of #3 (our assignment from 2 months ago) and it says, “I will not live in fear.”  It is just wild how I come across and notice it daily!  In this homework, it calls us to declare, “I will not live in fear.”  I am so glad I am in this training to help us take the higher and positive focus and declare, instead, “I am courageous, bold, and adventurous.”

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We watched Facing the Giants Sunday night as a family.  “Actions will always follow your beliefs…If you accept defeat, that’s what you’ll get.”  Love this clip from David and his father.

Part of our homework in Masterkeys this week was to make a stack of 10 new cards to mix in our current stack.  It is to say, “What would my future self do next?” (my second version of it)  Last week’s card question said, “What am I pretending NOT to know?”  Wow, was that ever challenging.  I think Fear was the answer.  I am pretending not to know that fear is there, that fear is to be overcome, that it was ok to live with it.  NO, not anymore.  I am strong and courageous; bold and adventurous!  That is what I know and that is what my future self does next!

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