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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 27th, 2020 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“The way to enhance our identity with the God-Force is to begin to release ego and melt into the infinity of all things. This means practicing being alone with yourself. There is a great power in solitude, for it allows you to acknowledge God. Take time to be with nature, and as you walk, watch how, for example, a small bird expresses identity. It does so freely, because it does not have an opinion about itself. It has none of the Self-consciousness that we humans have. In not having opinions, it acts naturally. You too can achieve the same exhilaration of life.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Affirmations”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 24th, 2020 by Alan Cohen in RELAX INTO WEALTH

“When you fight over money, force someone to pay who does not want to pay, or do not refund money requested, you get to keep the money – but you also get to keep the dark energy surrounding the interaction. Someone out there is angry with you and will probably say unkind things about you and your business. The interaction will linger in a negative emotional space, certainly for the customer and probably for you. Is it really worth it?”

Alan Cohen, in “Relax into Wealth”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 by Tracy Latz & Marion Ross in SHIFT, A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO TRANSFORMATION

“It is important to recall and be aware daily that you are loved and lovable at all times no matter what is going on in your life: You are never alone or abandoned. There is never an actual separation between us and any other person or thing. When you consider that each of us are energetic or spiritual beings residing in and expressing through a physical body, then you understand that there is no separation between energy/spirit and matter. When you have this awareness, there is never a sense of abandonment. You experience a sense of connectedness in knowing that All are One, and One are Many. We are all part of the bigger whole.

For instance, have you ever had the experience of suddenly thinking of someone and then they call you on the phone, show up on your doorstep, or you run into them at the most unlikely place soon thereafter? Have you ever had a strong feeling that a child or loved one was in trouble or in great need only to find out later that your intuition was correct? We are energetically connected to our loved ones at all times…. And they are connected to us as well. You just need to tune in. Your loved ones are constantly sending you love every moment, and all you need do is to take the time to be mindfully aware of and experience their love flowing to you in order to feel it.”

Tracy Latz M.D. & Marion Ross Ph.D., in “Shift, a Woman’s Guide to Transformation”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 by Al Diaz in BEing THE TITUS CONCEPT

“At every level of your Life and every area of your Life, what you see, touch, smell, taste, hear, and sense is all coming from you. Does that make sense? If not, it’s alright; most people don’t get it or don’t believe it. I know I didn’t at first. It took me a while to put my ego aside, and stop blaming and faulting others and myself.

Here’s a tip: get rid of the words fault and blame from your vocabulary. If you continue to use them, they will continue to disempower you. So take your power back and stop using them.”

Al Diaz, in “BEing the Titus Concept”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 by Laura Alden Kamm in INTUITIVE WELLNESS

“We have all experienced the power of prayer, whether we recognize it or not. Just do it. Pray. Stay humble. Question, yell, cry, and smile at the Gods above and ask for what you need, want, and desire. You just have to let those in the ether know what you want, pack a bit of emotion behind it, and move your thoughts and thought forms into alignment with your desires. Then stand back, watch, and be grateful!

People often ask me what I think their calling is. I cannot tell you what your calling is, but I can offer this suggestion: Your calling generates feelings in your heart, not in your gut. If the body sensations that are your passion, your inner calling, generate in your heart, you are on target. You can wrestle with it in your gut, but its source is in the heart. If your heart yearns, but the sensations are stronger in your gut, you are off target.”

Laura Alden Kamm, in “Intuitive Wellness”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 20th, 2020 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Do you see the similarities among certain people with certain chronic illnesses? Can you see that people with similar personalities will often develop similar physical appearances and health conditions? It is actually quite easy to see when you become aware, and it is quite interesting, too. Realize that these things apply to everyone; so look at yourself honestly and understand that you created what you see – maybe accidentally – and you can just as certainly reverse anything you choose.

Focus on the bad, see yourself as a victim, and wallow in misery if you wish; but remember it is your free will keeping your focus, attention, energy, and life, in disarray. Shift your focus and you will change what you see in your life. Free will simply means that you can choose to not be a victim of your own negativity, or other people’s emotions and attitudes.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 17th, 2020 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“You are a worthy individual, no matter what your past, no matter what your thoughts, no matter who believes in you. You are life itself, growing and expanding and reaching upward. All people are valuable and beautiful and unique. Every experience you have had was meant to teach you more about creating love in your life.

There is a fine line between respecting the self and being selfish. Some of you feel you have every right to get angry at others because they hurt you. Honor the feelings of others, but do so in such a way that you also honor your own feelings. To accomplish this you will want to come from a high level of speaking and thinking. Speaking of your anger, yelling and screaming, only puts you in a power struggle with another person and closes both your hearts.

When someone does something you do not like, open your heart before you speak. If you choose to make a statement, offer it as something you feel rather than something someone did. You can say, “I feel hurt,” rather than “you hurt me.” A powerful way to state it is,”I am choosing to feel hurt.” Every feeling you have you have chosen.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Living with Joy”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 16th, 2020 by Joseph Murphy in THE AMAZING LAWS OF COSMIC MIND POWER

“Think this over for a moment: You cannot buy a healthy body with all the money in the world, but you can nevertheless acquire health through the riches of the mind, such as thoughts of peace, harmony, and perfect health.

It is absolutely essential for you to control your emotions if you want to become emotionally and spiritually mature. You are considered emotionally mature when you release your feelings constructively and harmoniously. If you do not discipline or bridle your emotions, you are considered emotionally immature and not grown up, even though chronologically you may be 50 years old.”

Dr. Joseph Murphy, in “The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 by Shakti Gawai in THE PATH OF TRANSFORMATION

“We are not machines that can produce the same output each and every day, endlessly. Our mental and emotional states are different on sunny summer days than they are on cloudy winter days. And there are a myriad of other subtle changes throughout the day that affect us. If we can acknowledge and accept these differences each day, we can move more within the flow of life.

In order to get more in touch with our Earth connections, it is essential to be outside a little every day, even if it is just for a few moments. It is only by having that direct contact with the natural world that we can become conscious of the subtle changes occurring throughout the year. If you live in the city, it’s a little difficult to stay in touch with nature, but almost anyone can walk outside, observe the sky, and feel the sun and the air.

Daily physical movement is an important part of maintaining a healthy, happy body and soul. As we move our bodies, the life-force can flow freely through, healing and replenishing our physical form and bringing us pleasure and joy.”

Shakti Gawain, in “The Path of Transformation”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“Be aware of the need to be grateful for the suffering and struggles that are part of the fabric of your life. Sometimes it’s easy to simply be angry at your suffering rather than to know that it is the catalyst for your searching and awakening.

Your ability to know the power of kindness and love most likely grew out of some darkness and pain in your past. Without those experiences you would still be stuck. Addictions teach the elixir of purity. Anger teaches the ecstasy of love. Ingratitude teaches the need for gratitude. Hoarding teaches the pleasure of giving. Your own pain taught you how to be more present and loving with others.

Your chicken pox taught you how to avoid it later in life, by giving you the opportunity to build up the antibodies in your immune system. Life gives exams! Be grateful for those exams rather than critical of them.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 13th, 2020 by Laura Alden Kamm in INTUITIVE WELLNESS

“As you make progress in mastering your mind, guided by the wisdom of whatever spiritually based path you have chosen, you will at times face abrupt changes. These sudden shifts in consciousness can sometimes throw you that all powerful cosmic curveball, making you question what you are doing and just where you are going with all of this.

We’ve all experienced it. There you are, walking along on your personally fashioned yellow brick road to enlightenment, when suddenly chaos strikes. Old crazy thoughts swirl in and out of your consciousness like tornadoes. What makes it worse is that these are the very thoughts that have beaten you down, shamed you, cursed you, and thrown you into a repressed or depressed state in the past. They are the thoughts that you have been so dedicated to eradicating from your life…On and on they go, rattling around in your consciousness, loud, ugly, and relentless.

But the good news is that when these thoughts arise, it means that they’re lifting away from your body’s cellular memory, as well as from the old constructs of your mind that created the reality. The work you have been doing to master your mind is getting results! You are succeeding at releasing those thoughts and constructs, and you are in the process of changing the binding reality that has kept you shackled; you are fully engaged in creating your new reality.”

Laura Alden Kamm, in “Intuitive Wellness”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 10th, 2020 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“I hear that “living well is the best revenge” Well, life shouldn’t be about revenge, but if you are a “wall puncher,” you may want to consider this alternative. The fact is that living well is the only thing that makes sense. Why else live? Stewing in negative thoughts and emotions is an absolutely ridiculous waste of one’s time and life. You have this one life, right here, right now, and you have free will to do with it as you please. You can choose to spend it being mad at the world, or at those you love; or you can spend it loving the world and the people around you. One leads to joy and fulfillment, one leads to disease and death. That is a well-known, well-documented, medical, and scientific fact, not just some ideological philosophy.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 9th, 2020 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“It isn’t easy giving birth to our spiritual potential. Spiritual labor can be very arduous-one holy instant at a time when we give it up, surrender, soften, don’t care if we’re right, forego our impatience, detach from the opinions and prizes of the world, and rest in the arms of God. But the end result is the love of our lives. We begin to feel more comfortable within ourselves, less laden by the chronic angst that marks the times in which we live. We begin to feel free at last of past hurts, able to fearlessly love again. We begin to exhibit the maturity and strength that were lacking in our personalities before. A new energy emanates from who we are, and others can see it too.

All of this is very simple, which is not to say it’s easy. The spiritual path is not a matter of growing more metaphysically complicated; it’s a process where we actually grow simpler and simpler, as we apply certain basic principles to everything we go through. We don’t learn love, which is already etched on our hearts; we do, however, begin to unlearn fear. And with every change we make from blame to blessing, we pierce the veil of illusion that separates us from the world we want.”

Marianne Williamson, in “The Gift of Change”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“We have all heard of the idea of writing things down in order to have them come to pass. Grocery lists, to-do lists, memos, wish lists, gift registries, letters to Santa, and other reminders make sure we follow through with our desires, or that our desires are communicated to others – sort of “written prayers.” Plans, blueprints, recipes, and driving directions, likewise, offer guidance to others as an unseen idea is transformed from thought to thing. Besides the obvious fact that just any old ingredients, combined in just any old way, won’t necessarily produce the results you seek; writing down your desires allows others to participate in ways that, ideally, will complement, or speed the manifestation of, your desire. Writing a thing down turns an invisible, non-physical thing into a physical thing others can see and act on.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D in KITCHEN TABLE WISDOM

“The life in us is diminished by judgment far more frequently than by disease. Our own self-judgment or the judgment of other people can stifle our life force, its spontaneity and natural expression. Unfortunately, judgment is commonplace. It is as rare to find someone who loves us as we are as it is to find someone who loves themselves whole.

Judgment does not only take the form of criticism. Approval is also a form of judgment. When we approve of people, we sit in judgment of them as surely as when we criticize them. Positive judgment hurts less acutely than criticism, but it is judgment all the same and we are harmed by it in far more subtle ways. To seek approval is to have no resting place, no sanctuary.

Like all judgment, approval encourages a constant striving. It makes us uncertain of who we are and of our true value. This is as true of the approval we give ourselves as it is of the approval we offer others. Approval can’t be trusted. It can be withdrawn at any time no matter what our track record has been. It is as nourishing of real growth as cotton candy.”

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., in “Kitchen Table Wisdom”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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