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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 13th, 2024 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“You can create your personal reality any way you want. Right before you fall asleep is a powerful time to create a new reality. Think of the day ahead. Visualize your ideal day, and imagine yourself waking up full of energy. These thoughts will go out to the future and meet up with you the next day. Challenge yourself to imagine having even more abundance than in the past – more energy, good feelings, clarity and focus, self-love, and compassion for others. As you master creating your ideal day, start visualizing even larger things. Allow yourself to daydream and fantasize, feeling the joy and good feelings you will have when you create the reality you want. Even five minutes two or three times a week can create enormous changes in the reality you experience.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Spiritual Growth”

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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, June 12th, 2024 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“Inner faith can produce the people and events that you need; it will work. Even after you develop this faith in God and yourself, you will find that there still are obstacles in life. The act of doubt-free thinking and knowing does not mean that riches and abundance automatically flourish. However, as obstacles and struggles appear, you will begin to process them in a totally new way – a way based on faith rather than frustration.

When you are tempted to view obstacles as hindrances, remember that life gives exams. Create a saying to remind yourself of the potential value in the obstacle. Your saying might be: This restriction has shown up in my life to teach me something. When I get the lesson, I will see my inner faith manifesting itself in positive ways again. I will bless this occurrence rather than curse it, knowing always that the ways of God will sometimes be mysterious to me.”

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 Tuesday, June 11th, 2024 by Mary Beth Ford in WISDOM FROM THE GARDENS: LIFE LESSONS

“Claiming the power of your true Self offers a life of balance between world and Spirit. You can ask your Self frequently during the day: Am I shining forth who I really am? Is this what I really want to be doing? Guidance always comes, often in unexpected ways. Decisions may seem complex, but this is a smoke screen of resistance you put forth. A choice is either for Spirit or away from Spirit. Your mind will distract and discourage you. But your Spirit needs only a small opening of willingness to restore wholeness and inner peace.

True humility recognizes Spirit within as a spark of the Divine Intelligence, while the world seeks to prove this as arrogance. Each moment presents an opportunity for choice. Each choice states the value you place on yourself. The plan is simple. Follow your heart’s desire. Choose to honor Spirit within through your worldly existence.”

Mary Beth Ford, in “Wisdom from the Gardens: Life Lessons”

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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, June 10th, 2024 by Neale Donald Walsch in MOMENTS OF GRACE

“It is the absolute refusal to consider any possibility other than the outcome you have selected that prepares the Field of Possibilities for a miracle. It is the further refusal to judge anything by its appearance that makes the moment ready for magic. In miracle working, you must be prepared to ignore the evidence of your own eyes, you must close up your ears, and you must be out of your mind. If you are in your head, if you are in your mind, you will think your way right out of the miracle. When you perform miracles, “you do the unthinkable.”

Now in order to do any of this, you must understand it. You must understand that Reality is not what it seems to be. You must be clear that we live in an Alice in Wonderland world, in which we all live by agreement that what is Real is not real, and that what is not Real is real. And you must understand that, as in Wonderland, everyone is making it all up. But here’s what they don’t tell you. The one who is “most convincing” is the one most likely to have it his/her own way.”

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 Friday, June 7th, 2024 by JB Lewis in LIVING IN CONSCIOUSNESS

“Sure, your soul has the same unlimited vision as the Creator since there is no separation between them; although the human experience has been deprived of this glorious information, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live like you see something glorious about your life. If you live your life by the fearful ideas of others, you have doomed yourself to repeat their life. Why not live your own life?

At the very moment that you think you are going to behave out of a feeling of fear or anger, try to imagine reacting out of love instead. There are too many examples to list, but you know what circumstances usually draw these emotions out of you. Next time, pause and take a breath, and refocus your reaction onto a loving one – just to see how it all works out. After the event is over, review it in your mind and consider, “This is what it is like to think on an enlightened level all of the time.”

JB Lewis, in “Living in Consciousness”

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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, June 6th, 2024 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“The trick is to stay balanced in a society where the government and its financial policy is bouncing around perpetually. None of the stuff’s getting any better, is it? So don’t get sucked into the emotion of lack. And don’t get sucked into your own emotions. Remember this: when you feel negative emotion, immediately nip it in the bud.

Extremes of negative emotion are like a nuclear bomb going off inside your metaphysical energy. You have to control the balance fast. So as soon as you find yourself getting out of control, pull back and sit down; visualize yourself standing above yourself, look back at this lovely person that is you and ask yourself, “What’s upsetting her?” or “What’s he angry about?”

All emotion comes from the ego’s resistance to the contradictions of life. Most suffer from confusion. They are never quite sure if they have chosen the right path of not. Shall I? Shan’t I? Will I? Won’t I? All confusion comes from asking questions. You have to ask a question in order to be confused. Think about it. Confusion comes from complexity. If your life is very complex and you’re asking yourself loads of questions, you’ll be confused. If you want to heal confusion, simplify your life, take a minimalist approach, and ask fewer questions. Just be and flow.”

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 Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Another illusion: You ARE all those labels that people have put on you, or that you have put on yourself. You’re not, you’re NOT! So you don’t have to cling to them. The day that somebody tells me I’m a genius and I take that seriously, I’m in big trouble. Can you understand why? Because now I’m going to start getting tense. I’ve got to live up to it, I’ve got to maintain it. I’ve got to find out after every lecture: “Did you like the lecture? Do you still think I’m a genius?” See?

So what you need to do is smash the label! Smash it, and you’re free! Don’t identify with those labels. That’s what someone else thinks. That’s how HE/SHE experienced you at that moment. Are you in fact a genius? Are you a nut? Are you a mystic? Are you crazy? What does it really matter?”

Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J., in “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 Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 by Eugenia Oganova in AWAKENING THE HARMONY WITHIN

“All events trigger an emotional response, either positive or negative, according to our perception of that event. The point of self-mastery, the “middle path,” lays in being able to notice the emotional reaction we are having, trace it back through the thoughts to the belief (concept) that created it, and change that belief. You might ask “how do I change the belief/concept once I recognize it?” This takes some inner knowing of your own system, and definitely some effort.

We do this by dealing directly with the past trauma and harmonizing the concept itself – learning what was unlearned, finishing what was not finished. Dealing directly with the past trauma requires knowledge of Self. Knowledge of Self is gained through internal investigation. The more we know about our inner world, the easier it becomes to trace the origins of any belief.”

Eugenia Oganova, in “Awakening the Harmony Within”

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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, June 3rd, 2024 by Joan Borysenko in in THE WAYS OF THE MYSTIC: SEVEN PATHS TO GOD

“Is the glass half empty or half full? The poorest welfare recipients in the United Sates are wealthy beyond belief in the eyes of most of the rest of the world. Even street people have resources available to them that those in developing countries can only dream about. When is the last time you were thankful for your toilet or toaster?  For having a change of clothes or a pair of shoes? For the idea to call a friend that led to some interesting joint venture? My computer is definitely a Godsend. It is easy to fall into yearning for what we lack rather than gratitude for what we have. Give thanks for what you have, and abundance will fill your life.

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., in “The Ways of the Mystic: Seven Paths to God”

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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, May 31st, 2024 by Sara Wiseman in LIVING A LIFE OF GRATITUDE

“There may or not be a pearly gate to heaven, guarded by St. Peter. There may or not be a time of reckoning with points tallied up, sins examined under a celestial microscope. It is your choice to believe in this version of the afterlife or not – for really, what does anyone know?

Few have crossed the line and returned to tell. And what they do tell – of white tunnels, bright light and angels – doesn’t seem to include a ledger in the clouds for “naughty” and “nice.” When you lift off from the idea of right or wrong, good or bad, take punitive moralistic views out of the equation, and focus instead on heart’s opening into compassion, connection, love…this becomes the true measure of our lives.

Not what job we had, but how much we cared for others.
Not how much money we made, but how much we loved.
Not how many trips we took, but how much we enjoyed.”

Sara Wiseman, in “Living a Life of Gratitude”

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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, May 30th, 2024 by Lynn Grabhorn in EXCUSE ME, YOUR LIFE IS WAITING

“We turn our noses up at “divine guidance,” but curiously give it this wide range of names like gut-feeling, motivation, hint, intuition, sense, inspiration, impulse, urge, premonition, desire, imagination. It’s all Guidance, the real You sending messages from the infinite intelligence You are, doing everything in Its power to pass on some ideas or direction before you shut down again.

Guidance is Soul-talk, God-talk, Inner Being-talk, Expanded Self-talk, Cosmic Escort-talk. Guidance does whatever is necessary to get our attention and help us step into our Wants, be it oil for the car or new hair for a shining head. But to make it work, we’ve got to learn to trust what we’re picking up on that station.”

Lynn Grabhorn, in “Excuse Me, Your LIFE is Waiting”

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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, May 29th, 2024 by Dan Millman in LIVING ON PURPOSE

“Direct experience remains the most powerful teacher, but a book can provide a map of the territory, a preparation that enables us to learn more from our experience. A book can point the way, but we must still make the journey. So we don’t really have to choose between books and direct experience. Rather, the wisest course means choosing both. Our life experience may remain challenging, but we learn more from it.

It may take years of experience to integrate into one’s life the principles and practices learned from books. Our receptiveness and interests change over time as life teaches us, and humbles us. No matter what we may have learned in books, it is the nature of life that we lose face before we find wisdom, fall to our knees before we look up to the heavens, and face our darkness before we see the light. Each of us wanders through the wilderness of experience to gather worldly wisdom. Everything we encounter serves in its own way. We succeed by failing, learn by our mistakes, and rise to great heights by a winding staircase.”

Dan Millman, in “Living on Purpose”

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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, May 28th, 2024 by Mystic Pete in MYSTIC PETE CHRONICLES

“God knows this reality is arduous and wants us to succeed. He/She normally doesn’t directly meddle in our lives because that would interfere with our Free Will and go against the system He/She designed. God acts within the parameters of the reality that He/She Himself/Herself [oh, boy] set up. However, a past-life good deed could be coming due or a karmic credit card may not be maxed out, so occasionally we get treated to a driblet of “divine intervention.” Yet, it’s foolish to expect it. The miraculous is the exception. Don’t expect a miracle. To plead for special treatment diminished the sacredness of the ordinary. Work it out through the system. It is constructed this way for a reason. Don’t look for the skies to part to see God. See God in your morning donut, baptized in coffee.”

Mystic Pete, in “Mystic Pete Chronicles Book 1: Sex and Mysticism”

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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, May 27th, 2024 by Debbie Ford in THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT CHASERS

“The key is to understand that there is nothing we can see or perceive that we are not. If we did not possess a certain quality we could not recognize it in another. If you are inspired by someone’s courage, it is a reflection of the courage within you. If you think someone’s selfish, you can be sure that you’re capable of demonstrating the same amount of selfishness. Although these qualities will not be expressed all the time, we each have the ability to act out any quality we see. Being part of the holographic world we are all that we see, all that we judge, all that we admire. Regardless of skin color, weight, or religious preference we share the same universal qualities. All humans are the same in this essential way.”

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

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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, May 24th, 2024 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“Very often, when hurt or depressed or anxious, we encounter powerful feelings like ghosts without a body, trying to pour themselves into us, trying to dominate our lives. They seem to gather in the cave of our pain, stoking our wounds like stones in a fire that keeps them warm. After years of struggling to let my painful feelings out, I’m learning that the other side of this, which is just as essential to my well-being, is not to let the hurt or depression or anxiety set up camp inside me.

I must confess it has taken me all this way to fully understand that the purpose of surfacing these powerful feelings is to continually empty my heart and mind of its sediment, so that new life can make its way to me. There are dangers to not letting such feelings out. But once felt, there are dangers as well to not letting such feelings move on through. For just as our lungs must stay clear for the next mouthful of air, our heart must stay unobstructed for the next feeling we encounter. There is no freedom until we dance the ghosts from the chambers of our wounds, until we pile our wounds like stones at the mouth of our quarries.”

Mark Nepo, in “The Book of Awakening”

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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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