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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 1st, 2024 by Debbie Ford in THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT CHASERS

“In order to gain wisdom and freedom from your past, you must take responsibility for all the events that have happened in your life. Taking responsibility means being able to say to yourself, “I did that.” There’s a big difference between the world doing things to you and your doing things to yourself. When you take responsibility for the events in your life and for your interpretation of those events, you step out of the world of a child and into the world of an adult. By claiming responsibility for your action and your inaction, you give up the story line of “Why Me?” and turn it into “This happened to me because I needed to learn a lesson. This is part of my journey.”

Debbie Ford, in “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, February 29th, 2024 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“At the fundamental level then, it is our thoughts that are the true currency of creation. This is because as children of God, we are connected to the God-Force at all times, for it is this higher intelligence that beats our hearts, digests our food, etc. Moreover, our connection to God is not simply physiologically based, but also exists at the level of mind. Our minds truly are extensions of the mind of God, and as such have enormous creative power. According to Dr. Joseph Murphy:

“It is the world within, namely your thoughts, feelings and imagery that makes your world without. It is, therefore, the only creative power, and everything you find in your world of expression has been created by you in the inner world of your mind, consciously or unconsciously.”

The preceding passage is just one of perhaps hundreds that could have been referenced regarding the creative power of thoughts. Numerous authors and sages throughout all of recorded history have made comparable statements. And this leads to an important question, which is: what is the nature of our thoughts that gives them such force?

The simple answer is that a thought itself is at its fundamental level “an impulse of energy and information.” More importantly, according to modern quantum theory, those same impulses of energy and information that we experience as thoughts “are the raw material of the universe itself.” As such, thought is indeed the most powerful energy in the Universe.”

Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 by Edwin Harkness Spina in MYSTIC SECRETS REVEALED

“There is no other mission on earth as critical as learning to tap into your inner self for guidance and expressing your inner light. As numerous spiritual traditions assert, “The highest and best source of wisdom comes from within.” Learning to ask for, listen and accept this guidance is essential to developing spiritually.

When you have tapped into your inner self, you then can use your mind to interpret the “voice” of your inner master, and take inspired action to create or express yourself – whether you are writing, painting, singing, working, playing, or simply thinking.

Now, be forewarned: there are those who may tell you that relying on your “mind” is dangerous – that doing so is egotistical. Some “schools” of thought actually argue humans think too much and, to balance this tendency, they should rely more on emotion and instinct. This theory misses the point entirely. The question is not whether you, or anyone else, thinks too much, but rather, WHAT VOICE DO YOU LISTEN TO – the voice of your ego or that of your higher self?”

Edwin Harkness Spina, in “Mystic Secrets Revealed”

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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, February 27th, 2024 by Jack Kornfield in A PATH WITH HEART

“To love fully and live well requires us to recognize finally that we do not possess or own anything – our homes, our cars, our loved ones, not even our own body. Spiritual joy and wisdom do not come through possession but rather through our capacity to open, to love more fully, and to move and be free in life.

This is not a lesson to be put off. One great teacher explained it this way: “The trouble with you is that you think you have time.” We don’t know how much time we have. What would it be like to live with the knowledge that this may be our last year, our last week, our last day? In light of this question, we can choose a path with heart.”

Jack Kornfield, in “A Path With Heart”

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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, February 26th, 2024 by Jonathan Parker in THE SOUL SOLUTION

“When you become neutral, nonjudgmental, and nonreactive, you eliminate contributing energy that sustains the resistance or reaction. Then it runs down like a spent batter. It can put resistance for a while, but sooner or later the resistance, like the battery, will run out of energy and stop. So the resistance really can’t mount a sustained fight. It lacks the resources. The little energy it does have is infinitesimal compared to the soul’s. As the light engulfs it, the resistance melts and disappears like the wicked witch in the film version of The Wizard of Oz, who said “I’m melting” after she was splashed with water. The truth of who you are is the light, and the light won’t hurt anything that has a real existence. Everything else is an illusion.”

Jonathan Parker, in “The Soul Solution”

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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, February 23rd, 2024 by Dr. Irina Koles in TASTE OF THOUGHTS

“It’s true that changes take time and nothing happens overnight. It requires lots of energy, efforts and coordinated actions on a regular basis. Sometimes, a new idea sounds so odd that you can’t even consider taking it seriously. However, when you analyze the past and relearn, you may find a new way extremely effective and beneficial indeed. Therefore, having a  flexible and open mindset towards unlearning and relearning is important. When you keep following your main purpose, your passion will make the process easier and you’ll enjoy it. The desire to be healthy will feed your goal of achieving the ideal weight.

Your healthy and energetic body will support your renewed self-esteem, and you’ll discover that you have become more confident and attractive. When you’re passionate about your desire, you will find that it will bring you amazing results in every area of your life: professional development, finances, family and relationships, and your emotional and spiritual life. Consider your current beliefs about yourself, your health, your body and your eating habits. Unlearn first, and then replace old beliefs with those that will take you closer to your goal!”

Dr. Irina Koles, in “Taste of Thoughts”

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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, February 22nd, 2024 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“Every person and event offers you an opportunity to clean up your energy, evolve yourself, and move higher. The greatest reward is that once an issue is cleared up you will never have to deal with it again. You cannot be hurt by another person unless you are hurting yourself. You cannot be betrayed, undervalued or unloved unless you are doing it to yourself by not valuing and loving yourself.

When you heal yourself, everything around you that represented your inner struggle dissolves. You can heal yourself by speaking the truth from a deep level of compassion.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through Awareness”

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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, February 21st, 2024 by James Redfield in THE CELESTINE PROPHECY

“Whenever people cross our paths, there is always a message for us. Chance encounters do not exist. But how we respond to these encounters determines whether we’re able to receive the message. If we have a conversation with someone who crosses our path and we do not see a message pertaining to our current questions, it does not mean there was no message. It only means we missed it for some reason.”

James Redfield, in “The Celestine Prophecy”

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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, February 20th, 2024 by Neale Donald Walsch in MOMENTS OF GRACE

“Many human beings will give every name they can think of to God’s miracles except “God’s miracle,” because they either don’t believe in God, or don’t believe in miracles – or don’t believe that miracles can happen to THEM. And if you don’t believe something, you will not see it for what it really is. Because believing is seeing. It is not the other way around.

It is for just this reason that you may not see yourself as Who You Really Are. You do not even know your Self to be a miracle. Yet that is what you are. A miracle in the making. For you are not nearly finished with yourself yet, and God is never finished with you.”

Neale Donald Walsch, in “Moments of Grace”

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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, February 19th, 2024 by Cherie Carter-Scott in IF LIFE IS A GAME, THESE ARE THE RULES

“Surrender is the transcendence of ego and the release of control. When you surrender to your lessons that arise, you allow yourself to flow with the rhythm of life, rather than struggling against it. The peaks and valleys that mark your personal path become easier to traverse when you surrender to them.

The key to coming to peace with your role as a perpetual student lies in surrendering to what is, rather than trying to create what you envision should be. If resistance has been a theme throughout your life, then surrender will appear in your curriculum. If you are one of those people who always have to do things his way or who possess a strong, willful ego, then surrender will seem like defeat to you. But surrender only signifies defeat in war. In life it signifies transcendence.

This is not to say that you should remain passive and just let life happen to you. Rather, you need to learn to surrender to those circumstances over which you never really had any control anyway.”

Chérie Carter-Scott, in “If Life Is A Game, These Are The Rules”

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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, February 16th, 2024 by Caroline Myss in WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL AND HOW THEY CAN

“Refusing to let go of past events, whether positive or negative, means throwing away some part of your daily energy budget. If you start losing energy and don’t do anything about it, you will inevitably develop a weakness in your physical body. The problem may begin simply enough, when you begin to feel “off” or notice that your energy level is low. If you don’t pay attention, that may lead to developing a viral infection, flu, headache, migraine, or nausea. If you continue to lose energy without taking action, those minor upsets can develop into major illnesses.”

Caroline Myss, in “Why People Don’t Heal And How They Can”

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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, February 15th, 2024 by William L. Murtha in DYING FOR A CHANGE

Will Murtha: Shouldn’t we just concentrate on creating more positive emotions in our lives, rather than listening to the bad emotions? Wouldn’t it be better if we adopted more positive thinking and therefore shut out the negativity?

Voice of Higher Presence: First, no amount of positive thinking in the world will change anything if practical action is not brought into the picture. You could pray for peace every day of your existence, but until your life becomes a visual demonstration of that peace within you, then nothing will ever alter in your world. Second, do not imagine that positive thinking alone can resolve the suffering felt by your soul. To believe that you can suffocate your emotional pain under a thin gloss of positive thoughts will still not make your soul’s pain vanish. This practice simply mutes your internal pain. It suspends it, but definitely does not eradicate it. All positive thinking does is block off your emotional pain until you are ready to pick up your trauma once again and deal with it.

Emotional hunger is really a disguise for the hunger of the soul that wishes to express itself in a physical form. Your emotions are your truth, and in every moment of your life, they want to be heard.”

William L. Murtha, in “Dying for a 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, February 14th, 2024 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“What people yearn for makes them weak. When you fall in love and yearn for another person, the very fact that you are desperate for him or her weakens you. It often means you can’t have this person. Your stifling need makes the other person uncomfortable, and they back away. When you yearn for a particular goal in life –leaning toward it emotionally, pushing for it – you affirm that you don’t have it. Thus, you push the very think you want way from yourself.

So, control that yearning. Say, “Hey, I’d like to have a new car, but I can’t afford it at this time. I feel abundant; I feel the car is becoming a part of my life. I’ll get it later, or perhaps something even better will come along.” Then work in a concerted way toward materializing your goal. Don’t yearn and don’t moan. Take a moment each day before you go to sleep or before you rise in the morning to give thanks for what you DO have.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite Self”

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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, February 13th, 2024 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“Thought is creative action. It is neither good nor bad. However, the thoughts that you dwell on determine what you will possess or not possess. What you think about is what you will become.

Be conscious of any thought or picture that will end up manifesting something that you do not want. If your conditioned way of thinking is in terms of pessimism, or impossibilities, or using your past misfortunes as reasons for not having a happier, more abundant life, decide to eradicate those thoughts. If you find yourself complaining to others remind yourself that your complaints are a manifestation of your inner thoughts.

As difficult as it is to fathom, because of ego-based conditioning, you are indeed one of the ways in which God has particularized in this material world.”

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, February 12th, 2024 by Nicolya Christi in 2012 A CLARION CALL

“A beautifully simple technique to help you to work on forgiveness is a modern version of an ancient Hawaiian Huna healing method known as Ho’oponopono. In this practice, four short sentences are repeated with feeling: “I am sorry. Forgive me. I love you. Thank you.” This can be done with specific individuals in mind. Or the phrases can be said without focusing on anyone in particular. This enables the healing of deep unconscious soul wounds that may go back lifetimes.

By elevating your consciousness, and being conscious in thoughts, words, and deeds, you will serve the higher good. It does not matter who you have hurt or how you have been hurt. This is a time or redemption. You have an extraordinary opportunity to be free of pain and suffering. Ultimately, the single most important requirement is your willingness to act with lover toward, yourself, everyone, and everything. The laws of the universe ensure that your soul will be rewarded in equal measure to your contribution and your ability to remain heart-centered, loving, and kind toward yourself and others. The energy of forgiveness, together with you willingness to raise your consciousness, will bring many unexpected and beautiful gifts into your life.”

Nicolya Christi, in “2012 A Clarion Call”

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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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