BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 29th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Prayer is the key to unlocking the power within each of us. Everyone prays, in one way or another, because everyone thinks. Some part of each of us believes that we can simply ask for what we need and it will be given unto us. If we could simply unite that part of us with the rest of us, we might then be able to find more effective means of prayer. I am not simply suggesting that we will find more elaborate poems and praises, but prayer techniques that actually bring about definitive and rapid results or answers.

This power within us is not imaginary, nor is it unreliable like a car that may or may not start when it is cold outside. This power is always there and is only limited by the amount of energy that you put into it and the amount of belief you possess. I am indeed saying that if you truly believe, and truly understand the mechanism with which you pray, you will better understand the entire process of prayers, and the manifestation of the answers to those prayers. You will also find that you are praying more effectively, realizing tangible results much more quickly and profoundly than ever before, and seeing the miracles of God everywhere you turn. Prayer works in a very real sense.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, March 28th, 2019 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE FOUR AGREEMENTS COMPANION BOOK

“When we understand that evil is nothing but a disease of the human mind, we understand why human societies are the way they are, why there is all the injustice, violence, and war. We have ingested Parasites in the form of beliefs, in the form of concepts, in the form of distorted images. All of the personal drama that we experience – all the emotions that burn us up, that lead us into self-destruction, into addictions, into lies, into dogmas and fanaticism – are the result of our beliefs, the result of a program.

If we can see that we get sick by eating knowledge, then using logic, how can we heal ourselves? What happens when we eat food that is contaminated and we don’t feel well? If we throw up and get rid of the poison, we are going to feel better. Well, if we get rid of the knowledge that harms us, guess who goes out with that knowledge? Once we take the Parasite out of the mind, the mind will heal and will function much better.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Four Agreements Companion Book”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

“You are receiving messages from Me day and night. I am ever sending you messages. And they reach you. That is My part. Now it is yours to open them. Often you do not even notice their arrival, so how can you open them? You left them piled up outside your door like newspapers. Pick up My messages. They are for you. And they are good news for you.

The headlines read: GOD WANTS YOU. But you think, Oh-oh, what does He want me for? But My messages are nothing for you to fear. You are guilty of nothing. You fear you are guilty of something, and that you have a tongue-lashing or worse coming. No, you have love coming.

With our without your awareness of My messages waiting for you, you fear that there is some doom trying to catch up to you. What is the contrary of doom? I think it is good fortune, love, your desires’ answers coming to you…God has love letters for you. What do you think this is that you are reading right now?”

Gloria Wendroff, in “Heavenletters”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“If you were raised on blame, it is a habit for you to reach for this excuse whenever you wish to explain why something is not working in your life. The alternative to blame is self-responsibility – becoming an inner-directed person. You may not have been taught to consider taking responsibility for the events in your life. But if you are unwilling to discontinue the blame game, you will be unable to initiate your sacred quest.

When you blame something outside of yourself for the circumstances you are experiencing, you give control of your life to that outer phenomenon. The key to you is always within. When you let go of blaming others and search within for your key, you will always find what you need. Instead of blame, you can choose to know that all of the events and people who have shown up in your life have had a divine role.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Your Sacred Self”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, March 25th, 2019 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale in THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING

“To change your circumstances, first start thinking differently. Do not passively accept unsatisfactory circumstances, but form a picture in your mind of circumstances as they should be. Hold that picture, develop it firmly in all details, believe in it, pray about it, work at it, and you can actualize it according to that mental image emphasized in your positive thinking.

This is one of the greatest laws in the universe. Fervently do I wish I had discovered it as a very young man. It dawned on me much later in life and I have found it to be one of the greatest, if not my greatest discovery, outside of my relationship to God. And in a deep sense this law is a factor in one’s relationship with God because it channels God’s power into personality.”

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, in “The Power of Positive Thinking”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 22nd, 2019 by Clint Bridges in SPIRIT WISDOM FOR DAILY LIVING

“The ego knows that its world-view is an illusion that has been created around its emotional reaction to the events and people in its environment. Perhaps we grew up poor or rich. Perhaps someone said we were stupid or ugly, smart or pretty. It doesn’t matter. The ego has accepted and agreed with such ideas as truth and made them part of its belief system. Therefore, we have become subject to that.

We are not subject to anything; we should not believe anything our ego tells us is true. Ego is a false self. Learn to listen. We are not our egos. We are THAT which we were when we were born, before ego. We are the True and Eternal Godhead!”

Clint Bridges, in Spirit Wisdom for Daily Living

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, March 21st, 2019 by Neale Donald Walsch in ABUNDANCE AND RIGHT LIVELIHOOD

“I learned a great lesson from an extraordinary woman many years ago. Her name was Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and I came to know her personally. And one day Elisabeth and I were driving down the road together, and I said that I really wanted to do something, but it would require me to quit my job in order to do it, and I didn’t think that I could that for a lot of reasons, not the least of which there were many other people depending on me to be where I was.

Elisabeth looked at me quite calmly, and, in her heavy Swiss accent, said to me, blinking very slowly, “I see, and what vould all dees people do, do you sink, if you simply died tomorrow?” I said, “Well, that’s an unfair question, because I’m probably not going to die tomorrow.” And she looked at me, and she said, “No, you’re dying right now.”

Neale Donald Walsch In “Abundance and Right Livelihood”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 by Asara Lovejoy in THE ONE COMMAND

“We mostly imagine paying out what we owe and therefore see the flow of cash and prosperity running through our hands towards another destination. We constantly imagine paying the bills or worry about the bills we have to pay. Yes, we have to tell the truth about our finances and know what is due. Make a list and write it down; then concentrate on seeing all that amount of cash and more rushing to you, into your environment, into your bank account, into your life.

When you imagine and visualize this cash and financial bonus and wealth coming to you, it does. Eventually, it does in such a profound way that you will find you always have more than you need to cover any and all bills and eventually you pay off your credit cards and mortgages, with plenty of savings, and with large amounts of extra cash to spare.

When you are creating from your Source Mind, with the equal amount of emotion that you have expended in fearful thoughts, and in the equal strength of desire to attract cash to you, not only do you have that cash and financial good, you also have a greater sense of accomplishment and fulfillment within you.”

Asara Lovejoy, in “The One Command”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 by Anthony DeMello S.J. in AWARENESS

“When you go through life with preferences but don’t let your happiness depend on any one of them, then you’re awake. You’re moving toward wakefulness. Wakefulness, happiness – call it what you wish, is the state of non-delusion, where you can see things not as YOU are, but as THEY are, insofar as this is possible for a human being. To drop illusions, to see things, to see reality.

It is that addition that makes you unhappy. I repeat: You have added something…a negative reaction in you. Reality provides the stimulus, you provide the reaction. You have added something by your reaction. And if you examine what you have added, there is always an illusion there, there’s a demand, an expectation, a craving. Always.

Examples of illusions abound. But as you begin to move ahead on this path, you’ll discover them for yourself. For instance, the illusion, the error of thinking that, by changing the exterior world, YOU will change. You do not change if you merely change your exterior world. It’s like imagining that you change your handwriting by changing your pen. Or that you change your capacity to think by changing your hat.”

Anthony DeMello, S.J., in “Awareness”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, March 18th, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

Compiler’s Note: Today marks the 20th anniversary of “Ponder on This”.

“All the times you have said that, if you were God, you would design a different world. Confess. You have ideas for what you would add, and what you would take away, but upon what are your ideas based? Momentary fears, regrets, wishes, but they are not enough to build a world upon. Perhaps you would design a laid-out world, one with no uncertainty, totally mapped out, no wrong turns, one filled with flowers, an easy life, joy and never pain, health and never sickness, truth and never false, life only, never death. That is the world I designed, but you have not seen it so.

You would have designed a world without dirt so you would never have to clean, but what would food grow in? In what soil would only flowers grow? And the good weeds that do, what in your plan would replace them? Tell me, how far can limited thinking take you?

And so, I remind you that I am looking out for you every minute, and I know what I am doing.”

Gloria Wendroff, in “Heavenletters”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 15th, 2019 by Al Diaz in BEing THE TITUS CONCEPT

“Right now, in this moment, you have the opportunity to consciously and deliberately create the Lifestyle you desire and require. While you are going through your current experience, state that it is for your best and highest good, and it shall BE. You get to choose what each experience is going to BE. You do this simply by deliberately and consciously bringing into play all of your emotions, feelings, thoughts, actions, attitudes, and beliefs right into that specific moment, just by pausing and saying, “This is for my best and highest good.” All it takes is a couple of seconds, and when it becomes automatic, you instantly think it. That thought is still long enough to have you pause to create your Life in that moment.

What if things are currently happening in your Life that you wish would go away? Proclaim them as being for your best and highest good, and if it pops up again, then say it again. Trust me – whatever is happening will melt away.”

Al Diaz, in “BEing the Titus Concept”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, March 14th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“If you view life like a river, you would see that it basically flows in one direction. If you are in the current of life, you are weightless, surrounded by life, supported by it. If you struggle, you change the dynamic by making that which supports you your enemy. You are biting the hand that feeds you in a very literal sense. If you try too hard, you are saying that you can do it yourself. In a universe that takes you at your word, your efforts to “do it yourself” are met with an invitation to do just that.

When you lose the energy of love, and faith, that fuels the creation of all you see, you begin to see the deterioration of your surroundings; your creation begins to wither and will soon die if not rejuvenated with love and faith. In the river, any resistance you feel is caused by your efforts.”

Pete Koerner in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“Part of your reason for coming to earth is to evolve yourself as well as to serve humanity in some way. We will call the process of evolving yourself “life purpose,”’ and the service you came to offer humanity your “life’s work.” They are intertwined, because as you serve others you will naturally evolve yourself.

You have a special role to play, something that you are uniquely fitted for. Your life’s work will take on various forms at different times. The form may change from month to month and year to year, so keep in touch with your purpose and vision as it expands and grows. You can discover your life’s work through examining the skills you love to use, the things you love to do, and the areas you are naturally drawn to. Whatever you love to do will also serve others in some way, for it is the nature of the universe that when you use your highest skills you automatically contribute to others.

Your dreams about your ideal life are showing you your potential and higher path. Don’t discard your dreams and fantasies as merely wishful thinking. Honor them as messages from the deepest part of your being about your life’s work and what you came here to do.””

Sanaya Roman, in “Spiritual Growth”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“From my experience while traveling the path of spiritual growth, I can confidently say that once you begin in earnest to seek a deeper understanding of yourself, as well as the nature of existence itself, it’s impossible to turn back. The more you open your mind to new ideas and concepts, the more you will want to explore. There is no way around it; it actually gets into your blood.

This discovery is a fascinating process; one that is incredibly rewarding, and at times very demanding as well, simply because spiritual growth requires that you step out of your comfort zone. It also requires that you become increasingly open-minded, and focus more and more of your attention on the present (i.e., on this life), rather than looking toward the potential afterlife rewards typically touted by organized religion.

Traversing this path is a lot like walking a high wire without a safety net, because unlike traditional religious practice there is no rigid dogma that exists to provide you with all of the”answers.” Instead, on this path you take on the responsibility for finding your own answers to questions such as: Who or what is God? What is the proper code of conduct for me to follow? What is the purpose of my life? What is the meaning of life in general?”

Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, March 11th, 2019 by Eric Butterworth in DISCOVER THE POWER WITHIN YOU

“To many people religion is synonymous with a church service – a spectacle to witness, a ritual to employ, a prayer book to use once a week. Religion is a badge of conventional respectability. Belonging to the right kind of church is often more important than BEING the right kind of person.

The church has a vital place in the life of man, but not as a supermarket in which to pick up take-out orders of faith and prayer. The church must be a school in which the individual learns the Truth of his/her unity with God and of the Kingdom of Heaven within him/her. Like any place of learning the church must seek to make itself progressively unnecessary, to help people become self-reliant. In other words, if the church is doing its job sincerely, it will be forever trying to put itself out of business.”

Eric Butterworth, in “Discover the Power Within You

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