BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 22nd, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“You don’t have to believe in anything in particular, nor do you have to subscribe to any particular religious sect; the powers you have were with us long before we created religions. We need only believe that we are worthy of any gift God would choose to give us – including the power of creation. What better way to show your appreciation for such a wonderful gift than to use it?

Why pray? Why not pray? Call it whatever you want to call it, but your life is shaped by your thoughts; and when you put time and energy into shaping your thoughts, it is reflected in your life. This is a plain and simple fact. Mindful thinking and living will produce positive results in your life; meditation will produce results, prayer will produce results, and so will many other practices. If it works, is it not of benefit? If it is, was it not created in the same manner which you were created? If all things are possible, why not open up your heart and mind to the infinite possibilities your belief will bring? You have free will; you have choice. You also have a life to live and, believe it or not, you can live it any way you’d like.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 21st, 2018 from A COURSE IN MIRACLES

“Everyone experiences fear. Yet it would take very little right thinking to realize why fear occurs. Few appreciate the real power of the mind, and no one remains fully aware of it all the time. However, if you hope to spare yourself from fear there are some things you must realize, and realize fully.

The mind is very powerful, and never loses its creative force. It never sleeps. Every instant it is creating. It is hard to recognize that thought and belief combine into a power surge that can literally move mountains. It appears at first glance that to believe such power about yourself is arrogant, but that is not the real reason you do not believe it. You prefer to believe that your thoughts cannot exert real influence because you are actually afraid of them.”

A Course in Miracles

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 by Wayne W. Dyer in THERE’S A SPIRITUAL SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM

“If the nature of any human relationship is unsatisfactory in any way, be certain that you are not compounding the problem by continuing to give energy to the aspects that you dislike or don’t want. For example, when someone says they don’t get along with their parent or spouse, they are defining the relationship in terms what they dislike. “It’s impossible to live with her, there is always arguing, there is no respect for me,” and so on. Their thoughts are on what they don’t want and they continue to act upon those thoughts, and more discomfort and dissatisfaction continues to be the story of the relationship.

If you find you do this, begin to raise your energy level and remind yourself that relationships are exclusively experienced in your thoughts. Shift those thoughts upward in frequency to the level of spiritual consciousness and bring that to the relationship. For you, the person doing the upgrade in vibration, the relationship will change regardless of how anyone else acts or reacts, and also the problem in the relationship will disappear.”

Wayne W. Dyer in, “There’s A Spiritual Solution To Every Problem”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH, BEING YOUR HIGHER SELF

“You do not need to accept others’ views of reality that are based on fear and scarcity; you do not need to prepare for a fearful future. Even if there is an economic crisis or earth upheaval somewhere, these need not affect you. You can create your own personal economy of abundance by believing in abundance and choosing this as your reality. Your future can be one of love, laughter, and inner peace. You can create your own positive future and you can choose any reality you want.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Spiritual Growth, Being Your Higher Self”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 18th, 2018 by Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. in IF LIFE IS A GAME THESE ARE THE RULES

“The lesson of humor means learning to invite levity and amusement into situations that might otherwise be disastrous. If you are going to view the hardships that happen to you or the slip-ups you make as lessons rather than mistakes, a sense of humor will prove helpful. When you learn to laugh at your mishaps you are able to instantaneously transform perceived bad situations into opportunities to learn something about the absurdity of human behavior, most especially your own!

Humor and laughter are also tremendously important in relationships. Sharing a good laugh with someone does wonders. A friend of mine told me that once when she and her husband were having a disagreement he made a face that struck her as so comical, she burst out laughing. They both realized how silly they were being and they were able to share a laugh and resolve their conflict with a new perspective. As Victor Borge said, “Laughter is the closest distance between two people.”

Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. in, “If Life is a Game, These Are the Rules”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 15th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“For some people, the only basis for their identity is fear. They are not sure what they are afraid of, but they know something is stalking them…getting closer…and closer. With the combination of the media bringing every horrible story right into our living rooms, the talk-radio hosts blathering about how evil the other political party is, and the newspapers reporting on the downfall of civilization from every angle, it’s no wonder that we live in a perpetual state of fear. (Remember, uncertainty is the breeding ground for fear.) So here is what you do.

First, the last thing you should download into your consciousness before you try to sleep is the news. Turn it off. Watch reruns of Saturday Night Live or some old movie (not Night of the Living Dead), read or talk with your significant other, sit on the porch, or color or draw. But cut the umbilical cord of fear before you sleep. Second, guard what conversations you engage in during the day. We have somehow confused talking with doing in America, and they are not the same things. Advertising your fears…is a sure way to keep them alive. Nip it in the bud. You are better off talking about the latest celebrity screw-up instead of the fear that permeates to much of today’s conversations.

Finally, get this: no one is exempt from the tragedies of life. For all the privileges the Kennedys have enjoyed, there is no way I would trade places with any of those folks. Your life will have its moments that bring you to your knees in fear, but faith will lift you up again.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 14th, 2018 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“How do you get yourself to a point of believing? Start make-believing. Be like a child, and make-believe. Act as if you have it already. As you make-believe, you will begin to believe you have received. The Genie is responding to your predominant thoughts all the time, not just in the moment you ask. That’s why after you’ve asked, you must continue to believe and know. Have faith. Your belief that you have it, that underlying faith, is your greatest power. When you believe you are receiving, get ready, and watch the magic begin!”

Rhonda Byrne in, “The Secret”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 by Rich Work in GOD THIS IS A GOOD BOOK!

“Many complain about the work they do, yet each day they repeat the same old pattern. If it does not bring them joy, then why do they continue to reinforce their misery? The human experience is a world of choices. If you have chosen something that does not bring you joy, remember, it was your choice. Also remember that there are no accidents in the universe. If this is true, then the choice you made was for a reason.”

Rich Work, in “God This is a Good Book!”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by Shirley MacLaine in SAGE-ING WHILE AGE-ING

“I think we need to reconsider the whole idea of fear, especially in its Biblical context. The word most often translated in the Old Testament as fear is yirah, but it also means awe, reverence, respect, and devotion. The King James translators also interpreted the Hebrew mowra as fear, but it can refer to an object of reverence or an awe-inspiring spectacle. It seems to me that it’s about time we reconsidered whether the God of the Bible is an entity who merits our fear, or perhaps instead deserves our respect and reverence. Personally, I vote for the second!”

Shirley MacLaine, in “Sage-ing While Age-ing”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 11th, 2018 by Dan Millman in THE LAWS OF SPIRIT

“Faith means living with uncertainty, feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark. There is no absolute security except in absolute faith. This doesn’t mean that all circumstances will go your way, or that Divine justice is operating every time you injure or heal yourself. All sorts of events, both beautiful and terrible, can happen in this world. Our small mind cannot always see the bigger picture or know what is for our highest good. So despite the confusion and insecurity of life, when you can learn to live on faith, trusting that Spirit/God is working according to a higher will beyond the reach of your mind, you’ll see Spirit/God operating everywhere, in everyone, and everything.”

Dan Millman, in “The Laws of Spirit”

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Bonus BEST of PONDER of THIS

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

Plato

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 8th, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“If you want something, ask for it. If you truly think you are an unworthy wretch, you probably won’t bother asking for what you want; which is an excellent way to ensure that you won’t receive it. The very same thoughts you construct and entertain to garner some sort of mercy, pity, or kindness, from God, are the thoughts that will keep you from believing that your prayer has already been answered. These are the thoughts you must mindfully banish if you wish to fill your life with divine abundance.

There is no room in the light for darkness of any kind – self-pity and self-loathing included. Calling yourself a sinner is – by definition – a sin. You are judging God’s creation as less than perfect and this demonstrates only fear and a lack of true understanding – a lack of gratitude and appreciation for what God has done and given you. In other words, you have clearly “missed the mark.”

Pete Koerner in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Your voice is an incredible instrument unique unto you. The words you speak can be either saviors or swords, bridges or barriers. They can build someone up or break them down. They can inspire or inflame. They can create hope or strike fear. They can create a movement or total chaos. They can heal or break the human heart. Not everyone will agree with your voice, but that matters little. What counts is that you speak to that which moves you into greater circles of service and sheds light on the dark places. Whatever you are seeking is seeking you. And your voice can be the right one at just the right time that can make a difference in the way things go.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 by Dr. Joseph Murphy in THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“The power of your subconscious mind is enormous. It inspires you, it guides you, and it reveals to you names, facts, and scenes from the storehouse of memory. Your subconscious started your heartbeat, controls the circulation of your blood, regulates your digestion, assimilation, and elimination. When you eat a piece of bread, your subconscious mind transmutes it into tissue, muscle, bone, and blood. This process is beyond the ken of the wisest man who walks the earth. Your subconscious mind controls all of the vital processes and functions of your body and knows the answer to all your problems.

Your subconscious never sleeps, never rests. It is always on the job. You can discover the miracle-working power of your subconscious by plainly stating to it prior to sleep that you wish a certain specific thing accomplished. You will be delighted to discover that forces within you will be released, leading to the desired result. Here, then, is a source of power and wisdom which places you in touch with omnipotence or the power that moves the world, guides the planet in their course, and causes the sun to shine.”

Dr. Joseph Murphy in “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“The person who is most capable of disturbing your state of peace is a person who is reminding you that you are not truly in the state of peace and enlightenment that results from trust. At that moment, this person is your greatest teacher. This is the person whom you want to treasure and thank God for sending into your life! When you can transcend the rage, anger and upset which that person appears to provoke, and instead say, “Thank you for being my teacher,” you have acknowledged a soul-mate relationship.

Everyone in your life who can still push your buttons and send you into that frenzied state is a master teacher disguised as a manipulative, inconsiderate, frustrating, and non-understanding being. The peace that is enlightenment means that you are not only at peace with those who share your interests and agree with you, and with strangers who come and go, but also with those master teachers who remind you that you still have some work to do on yourself.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 4th, 2018 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“Being aware of your breath forces you into the present moment—the key to all inner transformation. Whenever you are conscious of the breath, you are absolutely present. You may also notice that you cannot think and be aware of your breathing. Conscious breathing stops your mind. But far from being in a trance or half asleep, you are fully awake and highly alert. You are not falling below thinking, but rising above it. And if you look more closely, you will find that those two things—coming fully into the present moment and ceasing thinking without loss of consciousness—are actually one and the same: the arising of space consciousness.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “A New Earth”

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