Here's My Two Cents!

Jan. 4, 2020
Nov. 24, 2019

I think that the Earth is like a school.  We are all here to increase our learning.  While some of us are still in elementary, middle, and high school, others of us signed up for more advanced courses in the University of Life.  And just like in school, there may be some courses that we love and others that we dread. 

For instance, if I am lacking in Math knowledge, I will most likely sign up for a Math class to improve my skills.  I would then have to complete homework assignments that I do not enjoy doing and think, "Why do I always end up having to do these hard problems."  In this case, it is because I signed up for the class. 

I think we chose to come to the University of Life and that we signed up for certain courses that we needed to complete our degree.  There are things we need to learn in our courses that we may think are difficult.  We may begin to think the difficult things we are experiencing are because we are victims of life or of others, but if we realize that we signed up for them and are learning from them, we can overcome the victim mentality.

For instance, we may have registered for a course called LEARNING FORGIVENESS 101, because it is necessary for our desired degree in COMPASSION IN ACTION.  Therefore, for our Practicum in this field, we will need to have someone or something to forgive.  The Universe will aide us by creating one or more situations (depending on how quickly we master our homework) in which we are hurt by someone or something.  We now have a reason to blame.  We can feel victimized and not remember that we chose this in our life in order to learn forgiveness.  

Other people may be experiencing differrent difficulties to overcome in their lives because they registered for a different course.  And I think that sometimes we are slow learners.  We may need to repeat lessons again and again until we eventually understand and pass the course.  I think that some lessons may even take several lifetimes to complete.  We can then perhaps become teachers in the subjects we mastered.

I suggest that when we have difficult situations in our lives, especially ones that seem to happen over and over, it will help to look for what we need to learn from those situations instead of blaming others or holding grudges.  We will master the homework and pass the course!

Aug. 22, 2019

If only everyone knew a few things about Who We Are, I think the world would not be in such chaos.  I think it helps to understand that we each choose to be here.  I believe: 

1.  We create our lives through our thoughts.  (Law of Attraction)

2.  We choose to incarnate and live many lives, not just this one.  (Reincarnation)

3.  We are eternal.  We do not die when we leave our bodies.  (Immortality)

We were so excited to be able to undertake this adventure of a life on Earth!  We chose our parents and planned our lives so carefully to set it up for learning what we needed to grow and to accomplish the purpose we gave ourselves.

We contracted with our closest soul mates to be together as mates, friends, acquaintances, and even enemies in order to work out karmic debts and experience growth and joy.  The closest people in our lives have also been with us in other lives.

We have incarnated and lived many lives before this one, and we will have many more lives after this one.  But right now, this life is our golden opportunity.  It is what we wanted so much!

We are not victims of anything in life!  We participated in the pre-planning.

We continue to create our lives through our thoughts.  We are divine creators of our own experiences, and we can learn to think only thoughts of what we want and ignore what we do not want.

The Law of Attraction (the Universe) brings us what we think about whether we want it or not.  So let's not focus on what we don't want so we don't bring it into our lives.

When people harbor hate for other people for any reason, but especially because of someone's race, religion, or how he or she lives, they will most likely be born into that same situation in a future life in order to learn that we are all one and the same.

When we see problems or events that we don't want in the world, we can focus our thoughts on solutions instead of the problems themselves.  Solutions bring about positive feelings for ourselves and others and that is what we want to create more of.  If we focus on what's wrong, we create more of the same in our lives and the world.

May. 21, 2019
I use affirmations to help me think positive thoughts!  I believe that the Law of Attraction is at work in our lives--whether we realize it or not--and whether we want it or not.  It is always at work, just like the Law of Gravity is always at work in our world.  We are creators of our lives through the thoughts that we think and through our beliefs, which are just thoughts that we habitually think.
When I realize that there are things in my life that I don't like, I look at the thoughts I have been thinking and the beliefs I hold.  I trust Louise Hay's advice that "It's only a thought, and thoughts can be changed."  I trust Dr. Wayne Dyer's advice to "Change Your Thoughts--Change Your Life."  And I trust Mike Dooley's advice that "Thoughts become things, choose the good ones!"  
Esther and Jerry Hicks write in The Law of Attraction that "nothing merely shows up in your experience.  You attract it--all of it.  No exceptions.  Because the Law of Attraction is responding to the thoughts that you hold at all times, it is accurate to say that you are creating your own reality."
Affirmation cards are, for me, an easy and effective way to help me keep my thoughts positive and therefore help me create joyful experiences.  Here are some affirmation card decks that I find helpful:
  • "Power Thought Cards" by Louise Hay
  • "Heart Thoughts" by Louise Hay
  • "Well-Being Cards" by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  • "My Daily Affirmations Cards" by Cheryl Richardson
Here are samples of the "Well-Being Cards:"
  • "When I appreciate, I feel so very good.  Appreciation is the secret to life.  Become a person who appreciates, and you will thrive; you will fulfill your reason for being."
  • "My happiness is my greatest gift to others.  Selfishly seek joy, because your joy is the greatest gift you can give to anyone.  Unless you are in your joy, you have nothing to give anyway."
  • "My future isn't about my past.  Life is only about NOW.  Nothing that has ever happened has anything to do with now, unless, in my now, I continue to think and speak about it.  Fresh new thoughts today will always give me a fresh new experience."
That's my Two Cents for today!
Sending positive vibes your way,
"Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want."  
Esther Hicks
Apr. 12, 2019

I believe we are mighty, powerful, and eternal spiritual beings having an earthly experience.  When we chose to incarnate on Earth, we picked our parents and circumstances.  The rest is ours to create.  I believe that we made contracts with some other entities who chose to live this life with us, and we came with specific things we wanted to learn and experience.  This is one life of many we've had and will have, and we came to this particular life on purpose and with a purpose.

We now create our lives with our thoughts through the Law of Attraction, which is as certain and reliable as the Law of Gravity. When we understand these three concepts--that we are spiritual beings, that we live many lives on Earth, and that we create our lives with our thoughts--we can live with purpose in peace and love.  We can deliberately create the life of our dreams.