Ever Think, “There’s Got To Be Something More?” You’re Right, There Is…

If you want more meaning in your life, give. YOU are the only one who can bring “something more” into your experience. As we expect the world to provide us with fulfillment, we miss the point of Life. We are here to create our own fulfillment. And fulfillment does not come from material things, it comes from enriching Life–ALL LIFE. As we enrich our lives, we enrich others’s lives too… not with a mission of saving anyone–because only they can bring “something more” into their own experience, too, but just with a mission of revealing our inherent Nature, which is happiness.

If your job is not satisfying, consider that it may not be the job but your resistance to the job, to a coworker, to your boss, or to the idea of working. Where there is resistance, there is fear. What is the fear? Does it show up in other areas of your life? If yes, then it’s not the job that’s the problem… this fear will keep resurfacing as a an invitation to deal with it head on and see it for the illusion it is. What would your life look like without that fear? Can you think of one healthy, peaceful reason to hold on to that fear? Then bless it and let it be. It is a learned condition, and it no longer serves you.

The same holds true in all areas of our lives. We see it most in relationships. Where there is withholding in a relationship, there is a power struggle. Under the power struggle there is… fear.  If you want your romantic relationship to be deeply real and wildly intimate like it was in the beginning, then BE deeply real and wildly intimate… not just once or twice to test the waters, but all the time. Your mate will either show up and meet you there or not, but to demand a deeply real and wildly intimate relationship of your mate first is unfair. And if you’re demanding that of your mate–notice the pattern–where else are you expecting the world to deliver the goods first?

As you take responsibility for your experience in every area of your life, your happiness–which is our inherent Nature when we live authentically–will bloom and grow.

Your happiness will empower others to do the same… and that is how it propagates entire families and communities. Happiness is always an inside job. We can only change ourselves and encourage others that they’re on the right path (and only they know what the right path is for them). When we tell others they are wise, capable, full of potential, and facing dozens of wondrous opportunities, even if they don’t see them yet, we are BEING LOVE and creating safe space for them to empower themselves to live authentically.

People let down their armor when they feel safe. “It is easier to get a man to remove his coat with a warm sun than a cold, biting wind.” Be wholly loving to yourself and the inspirational powerhouse you already are will expand into “more…” and yet more.

AFFIRMATION:

Today, I choose to give myself what I may be expecting or think I require from another; as I do so, I free up our relationship for wildly greater levels of Love, Harmony, Peace, and Joy.

© Gretchen Kennedy, RScP  |   http://www.gretchenkennedy.me

A Spiritual Booster Shot

I invite you to read these, take them into your meditation, alone or together, to ponder. May they reveal a Life of Peace, Joy, Love, Freedom, Truth, and greater understanding of Who You Really Are:

  • There is one God, and It is indivisible from Itself. There is no power greater than God, nothing to oppose God, no Satan… Evil is a man-made construct stemming from a sense of separation from God. It is our mistaken use of our abilities and thinking.
  • If God is indivisible, you are inseparable from God. This sense of separation from our Source is the root of all unwanted conditions/suffering. We are all of God, made in the image and likeness of God, and this is true of EVERYONE.
  • God is Love Itself, and It wants you to thrive, to have a creatively lush life of Good, filled with meaning and purpose.
  • God is ever-expanding. Through us, as individualized expressions of God, the Universe expands to accommodate the omni-activity of all Life.
  • There is Free Will in order for us to expand, and so our doubts/fears/self-worth participate in every step of our journey, creating contrast and presenting us with opportunities to heal and evolve, to enjoy pure Faith that we are not separate from God, to awaken  and align to our inherent Nature of Good, which is Love, the heart of God.
  • You are made in the image and likeness of God; therefore, you have all of Its qualities available to you — Love, Peace, Joy, Abundance, Balance, Well-Being, Order, Creativity, Compassion, etc.
  • In every situation, God is present, active, and all-powerful, and as you open to God’s unlimited potential that is operating in, as, and through you, you can shift any experience. The same Power that moves mountains and creates galaxies is ever-available to you, simply by acknowledging It.
  • These qualities are made manifest in your life to the degree that you align with them (if you want Peace, be Peace, if you want a greater sense of self-worth, volunteer, if you want more money, tithe to your church or whatever spiritual sources feed your sense of upliftment, if you want more Freedom, allow others the Freedom to be Who They Really Are, etc.).
  • Your thoughts are creative (God/the Universe responds to them, and always says, “Yes! OK! Here you go!” It responds most to the recurring/focused/charged thoughts. Your word is even more creative, particularly what you say about yourself. Never speak a negative word about anyone, ever. We are all One, so when you speak against someone, you manifest against yourself.
  • Death is an illusion… it is like changing coats. The Soul, as an individualized expression of God, is eternal.
  • You are loved, not matter what.
  • You are essential to the Whole, no matter what.
  • You are working with a Power that is beyond the human mind’s ability to fathom to create a beautiful life… Have faith in that, no matter what.
  • Your purpose is to share your Love, unique gifts, and talents to help others to come to know their preciousness and unlimited potential, and that is where you will find the most happiness.

Affirmations for Positive Daily Living

Surrender & Patience:

When things take longer than I expect, I am reminded that I have more time than I thought, and that there’s a wondrous journey unfolding. Today, I relax and enjoy it all!

Prosperity:

Good events, gifts, and money are—right now—pouring into my experience; and to it all I say, “Yes!” “More of that, please!” and “THANK YOU!”

Self-Love & Hope:

In every moment, I am a brand new thought in the Mind of God, a fresh and radiant stream of unlimited potential. All I see before me are infinite possibilities!

Security & Peace:

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance that Life unfolds in perfection. I am safe, protected, surrounded with Love, and I radiate serenity.

Health & Wellbeing:

When I envision myself as Wellbeing itself, I align with all the rejuvenative power of the Universe. As I hold that focus, every cell of my being must follow. I now blossom in radiant health!

Abundance:

There is plenty for everyone, including me. Life is lavish in its abundance. All of my needs are met before I even ask. My good comes from everywhere and everyone, and I am grateful!

Clarity:

I am not limited by my past thinking or experiences. I constantly have new insights, so each moment is an opportunity to express more of my full potential. I now am open to receive guidance on the perfect next step to take.

Healing:

I am lifted to new heights as every cell of my body now rejuvenates and aligns with perfect health. I claim and accept that my body and all of its systems are in balance and functioning perfectly!

Harmony & Compromise:

In any situation, as I agree to an outcome that is for the Highest Good of all, my loving actions create meaningful connections that reverberate far beyond me. Then, I am modeling the creation of Peace on Earth.

© Gretchen Kennedy, RScP

Quotes from Byron Katie

Byron Katie Quotes

“I’m a lover of reality. When I argue with What Is, I lose… but only 100% of the time.”

“Anything you want to ask a teacher, ask yourself, and wait for the answer in silence.”

“The teacher you need is the person you’re living with.”

“It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine.”

“I am the perpetrator of my suffering… all of it.”

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.”

“The mind’s job is to validate what it thinks.”

“Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience. Taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them… and your life.”

“The voice within is what I’m married to. All marriage is a metaphor for that marriage.
My lover is the place inside me where an honest yes and no come from.
That’s my true partner. It’s always there.
And to tell you yes when my integrity says no is to divorce that partner.”

“An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, “Get honest; inquire.”
We reach out for alcohol, or television, or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And that’s just as it should be, because in our innocence we haven’t known how.
So now what we can do is reach out for a paper and a pencil, write thought down, and investigate.”

“Nothing can cost you someone you love.
The only thing that can cost you your husband is if you believe a thought.
That’s how you move away from him.
That’s how the marriage ends.
You are One with your husband until you believe the thought that he should look a certain way, he should give you something, he should be something other than what he is.
That’s how you divorce him.
Right then and there you have lost your marriage.”

“So, how do you get back to heaven?
To begin with, just notice the thoughts that take you away from it.
You don’t have to believe everything your thoughts tell you.
Just become familiar with the particular thoughts you use to deprive yourself of happiness.
It may seem strange at first to get to know yourself in this way, but becoming familiar with your stressful thoughts
will show you the way home to everything you need.”

“The Work always leaves you with less of a story.
Who would you be without your story?
You never know until you inquire.
There is no story that is you or that leads to you.
Every story leads away from you.
Turn it around; undo it.
You are what exists before all stories.
You are what remains when the story is understood.”

“You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.”

“You don’t get to vote on what is. Have you noticed?”

“The world is nothing but my perception of it. I see only through myself. I hear only through the filter of my story.”
“The world is perfect.
As you question your mind, this becomes more and more obvious.
Mind changes, and as a result, the world changes.
A clear mind heals everything that needs to be healed.
It can never be fooled into believing that there is one speck out of order.”

“Thoughts are just what is. They appear. They’re innocent. They’re not personal.
They’re like the breeze or the leaves on the trees or the raindrops falling.
Thoughts arise like that, and we can make friends with them.
Would you argue with a raindrop?”

“I’ve heard people say that they cling to their painful thoughts
because they’re afraid that without them they wouldn’t be activists for peace.
“If I feel peaceful,” they say, “why would I bother taking action at all?”
My answer is “Because that’s what Love does.”
To think that we need sadness or outrage to motivate us to do what’s right is insane, as if the clearer and happier you get, the less kind you become, as if when someone finds freedom, she just sits around all day with drool running down her chin.
My experience is the opposite.”

“Love is action.”

“Personalities don’t love. They want something.”

“Would you rather be right or free?”

“The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is.
When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want.”
“The end of suffering happens in this very moment, whether you’re watching a terrorist attack or doing the dishes.
And compassion begins at home.
Because I don’t believe my thoughts, sadness can’t exist.
That’s how I can go to the depths of anyone’s suffering, if they invite me, and take them by the hand and walk them out of it into the sunlight of reality.
I’ve taken that walk myself.”

“All sadness is a tantrum.”

Byron Katie is the author of “Loving What Is,” and The Work. For free tools and more information, visit http://www.thework.com.