BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 by Stuart Wilde in THE LITTLE MONEY BIBLE

“Concentrate on the abundance you do have. Make it solid and real by acknowledging it. It’s easy to overlook the many things we are granted – oxygen, the blood rushing through our veins, the food we eat; the people we know, the love we have for our friends and family, the companionship of animals and nature; the warmth of the sun; the sustenance of water, the air, and the earth. All these things are around us; they’re our “temple,” so to speak. We have to be grateful for what we have.”

Stuart Wilde, in “The Little Money Bible”

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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, October 30th, 2018 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“Enlightenment is not a learning but an unlearning, a letting go of all the fears we’ve gathered as we’ve walked the path of life. As taught in A Course in Miracles, “miracles are everyone’s right, but purification is necessary first.” Purification is the process by which everything but love dissolves from our mind. As we drop the layers of fear and illusion that have hardened around our psyches, we are left with the love with which we were endowed at our creation.

Just as embryonic cells are programmed to develop into a baby, each of us is programmed to develop a more magnificent life. An invisible hand guides the embryo and guides you and me as well. But unlike the embryo, you and I can refuse it. God didn’t create us as babies and then just dump us here and say, “Okay, kid, now you’re on your own.” But how do we know that, if we’re not taught to listen to our hearts? How can we “go with the flow” if we don’t know such a flow exists? And so we keep going around saying “No” to life and then wondering why life seems to be saying “No” to us.”

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 Monday, October 29th, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“All physical, or formed, things come from the unformed, or non-physical, realm. What brings that energy here and assembles it for us is the overarching principle of the Universe in which we live. Our essence is desire, or the desire to give and receive; our essence is love, attraction, and receptivity. We derive our essence from our Creator; the essence of that which created us appears to be that of love and of giving. You need only “Ask and ye shall receive.” The great ones remind us, “You have not because you ask not.”

We are here as the result of thought; and we receive all things as the result of thought. Some people call this prayer; but regardless of what you call it, it simply is. And it is simple. The answers to our prayers are the things we see and experience – all of them. If you are physically aware of it, it is the answer to a prayer. The answers to prayers are all we know. We just don’t know that we know.”

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, October 26th, 2018 by Deepak Chopra in AGELESS BODY, TIMELESS MIND

“Know that the world “out there” reflects your reality “in here.” The people you react to most strongly, whether with love or hate, are projections of your inner world. What you most hate is what you most deny in yourself. What you most love is what you most wish for in yourself. Use the mirror of relationships to guide your evolution. The goal is total self-knowledge. When you achieve that, what you most want will automatically be there, and what you most dislike will disappear.”

Deepak Chopra, in “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind”

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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, October 25th, 2018 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“In his book The Master Key System, Charles Haanel claims that there is an affirmation that incorporates every single thing any human being can want, and that this affirmation will bring about harmonious conditions to all things. He adds, “The reason for this is because the affirmation is in strict accordance with the Truth, and when Truth appears every form of error or discord must necessarily disappear.” The affirmation is this:

I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.”

If it sounds like work to drag what you want out of the invisible and into the visible, try this shortcut: see what you want as absolute fact. This will manifest what you want with the speed of light. The second you ask, it is fact in the Universal spiritual field, and that field is all that exists. When you conceive something in your mind, know it is a fact, and that there can be no question about its manifestation.”

Rhonda Byrne, in “The Secret”

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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, October 24th, 2018 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“The mind gets bogged down by its expectations. It decides when or where something is to happen and then becomes frustrated if things do not work out. Yet all of life is guesswork. The mind extrapolates from past experience and assumes that future events will conform to that pattern. But life often presents us with different circumstances. When something unexpected happens, do not punish yourself. It is impossible to guess right all the time. The animals in the forest do not worry about what will happen; they just live life. Once you accept things as they come and stop putting pressure on yourself, your life will grow calm. In that calm your power will grow.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Affirmations”

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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, October 23rd, 2018 by Sonia Choquette in TRUE BALANCE

“Living under the direction of Divine Power requires that we surrender all personal control and take a deliberate leap of faith, suspending our need for guarantees of any kind. This will be far easier if we are committed, honest, and faithful to what is important to our hearts and do not expect anyone else to take care of us. When we show up fully to our heart’s desire and do everything possible to bring our heads and feet into alignment with our heart, then the Universe also commits. But until we do our part, the Universe can’t help. When we direct our will fully toward what lies in our heart, the Universe will meet us halfway, leading us to victory.”

Sonia Choquette, in “True Balance”

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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, October 22nd, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“We often do things out of spite – sometimes just to spite ourselves. When we are feeling better about things, we usually come to regret those moments when we acted out of some negative feeling or patterning. What good comes from banging your head against a wall? Have you ever seen someone become so angry that they actually punched a wall? Later, while nursing a broken hand, what seemed to you, at the time, like an excellent way to vent your frustration is no longer such an appealing option.

In fact, anything you do while operating in an “I’ll show them” mode or mindset, is coming from a part of you that you definitely do not want running your life! These angry outbursts often seem like genuinely righteous acts of vengeance; but think about that for a moment. There is no such thing as righteous vengeance. Vengeance, for any reason, is harmful to you – whether it accomplishes its intended goal of harming the other person, or not. Is that really how you want to be living your life? Does that really sound like a good plan to get ahead or to get anything that you want out of life?”

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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PONDER on THIS for Sunday, October 21st, 2018 by Starr Weldon in LEARNING TO TRUST: THE STAR CHILD AWAKENING, BOOK 1

“We hold ourselves back by hanging on to old issues, grievances, and hurts. Sometimes the person (or persons) we have issues with has changed, but we resent that change because we are busy hanging on to something that hurt or disappointed us and haven’t resolved it. So both parties are then stuck. One person letting go can be the catalyst for both persons being able to move on. Otherwise, we repeat and repeat, pulling ourselves and the others back over and over again.

This is how we get into the flow. We let the old die. We celebrate the endings. We welcome change and growth. We then are able to resolve the blocks that keep us tied to the past. Allow yourself to move. You can do this by allowing others to move. Don’t hold them to the past.”

Starr Weldon, in “Learning to Trust: The Star Child Awakening, Book 1”

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Compiler’s Note: I read this book while I was on vacation this summer and really enjoyed it. I’ve known the author for several years and am so proud of her for finally publishing this because she has a lot of valuable information to share.

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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PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 19, 2018 by Danielle Rama Hoffman in THE COUNCIL OF LIGHT

Compiler’s Note: I was inspired to share this “fresh” Ponder on This message today  after I came across it in this book last night.

“We know that there is always a focus on getting somewhere. You want to move from where you are to where you would like to be. We would invite you to shift from this focus of getting somewhere to allowing and remembering that you are already there: there is here. For now just let go of the idea of needing to get somewhere or achieve something and resurrect from within your own awareness the infinite possibilities of already being there. Imagine that you are already fully realized, you are already in a state of ecstatic bliss, you are already experiencing joy, and you are already awakened. By bringing this vibration of already being there, of arriving and of remembering, it allows those things to be in the same location as you. It brings them into the present moment.

As we mentioned, our purpose is to enhance joy and through this enhancement of joy there is an enhancement of vitality, of vibration, and of vibrancy that rolls over into a sense of happiness, peace and fulfillment. Opening up to the joy that you already are allows you to be in the same location as those things that you have been seeking or trying to find. Have a sense that you are already there. In this transmission you are becoming current with who you are. It is the concept of being in ease and grace that allows that which you have become to be in the same location as you.

Seeking, striving, and going after is like trying to grasp an inflatable beach ball that is floating on the surface in a pool or ocean; all the energy of trying to grasp it ends up pushing the ball further away. If you are in the energy of striving, in the energy of trying to get somewhere in your life, there is a pushing away of that which you are seeking. This is different than expanding into the now moment.”

Danielle Rama Hoffman, in “The Council of Light”

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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, October 18th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“There isn’t a plant on Earth that can survive without taking in water in through its root system. Over millions of years, every type of grounded growing thing, from lichen to cactus to the mighty oak, has nourished itself from within. Each has a unique root system that works best for the environment it inhabits. Some have surface roots that draw water near the topsoil; others send their roots as deep as possible to withstand that winds of change. Either way, both can teach us a very valuable lesson. If you don’t have anything that anchors and feeds you, your life span is going to be fairly short…The roots of true happiness have to be nurtured on an ongoing basis. If they are forgotten, other things take their place like depression, anxiety, fear, anger, worry, and illness.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living An Uncommon Life

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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, October 17th, 2018 by John Randolph Price in LIVING A LIFE OF JOY

“The essence of the Emerson philosophy that influenced me was the idea that there are no limitations except the ones that we place on ourselves through the failure to know the Essential Self within and that our vision to be and do is always in line with that which we see through our state of consciousness. If we are in the valley, we will see the valley. If we are on the mountain we will see the mountain and the victory of High Cause. We have a choice, and we begin our ascension by deciding first not to be dependent on anyone or anything in the external world for our happiness. All is within – in the God of our Individual Being.”

John Randolph Price, in “Living a Life of 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 Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“When you begin to view people in terms of their divine essence, and literally see the fullness of God in each and every person that you encounter, you stop comparing. The idea that other people should be judged based upon how they compare with you is tantamount to the idea that you are a favorite in the eyes of God. It is as if you believe that God’s creations that are unlike you in appearance, personality, interest or talents are errors.

But how could there possibly be an error of creation when this is an intelligent system? How could a divine, all-knowing God make an error?”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Your Sacred 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 Monday, October 15th, 2018 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale in THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING

“The words we speak have a direct and definite effect upon our thoughts. Thoughts create words, for words are the vehicles of ideas. But words also affect thoughts and help to condition if not to create attitudes. In fact, what often passes for thinking starts with talk. Therefore, if the average conversation is scrutinized and disciplined to be sure that it contains peaceful expressions, the result will be peaceful ideas and ultimately, therefore, a peaceful mind.”

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

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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, October 12th, 2018 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“Beliefs form the foundation for a person’s life, so changing any fundamental belief in particular can be very challenging, and even more so if your family’s opinion remains a dominant influence in your life. However, once you make the decision to become more open-minded, it actually is increasingly easy to look at all of your beliefs in a more detached way. This “belief-review” process takes a bit of effort, but the potential rewards are significant as you come to the realization that perhaps much of what you’ve accepted as the truth actually serves to limit your possibilities for meaningful spiritual growth…

Simply put, it just takes some practice at being the “witness” that looks upon your life from the perspective of an observer. Once you develop some proficiency at being the detached observer of your life, you will find yourself being less emotionally attached to your beliefs. In my own life, there are times these days when I’ll look back at some of the old beliefs that were important to me, and I am actually amazed that I could have ever believed so many things that were not the least bit sustaining for me.

To me, the whole idea that God is some monarch in the sky who is keeping tabs on all of our choices is not reasonable. From a purely logical perspective, it doesn’t make sense that the Creator, the All That Is, the Pure Love of the Cosmos who loves without condition, actually “makes a list and checks it twice to find out who’s naughty and nice.” It really is somewhat amusing to think that the Creator who gave us “free will choice” now sits back and keeps moment-to-moment score of how each of us are doing with respect to obeying His/Her/Its commandments. Preposterous in my view, but an incredible number of people throughout the world believe it, making it exceptionally easy for many traditional religions to manipulate their behavior through the application of fear-based motivation (e.g., threats of Divine punishment) and guilt.”

Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”

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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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