Age of Spiritual Enlightenment

The Age We Live In:

We live in an age of spiritual enlightenment and at the same time societal unrest. With the constant barrage of negative spoken words such as; can’t, don’t, won’t, didn’t, couldn’t, shouldn’t, coulda, woulda, shoulda, if only, no, maybe, I wish, and I hope, blasting the unconscious mind, it’s no wonder the common belief is that life is supposed to be difficult and laborious instead of easy and effortless. But, the truth is:

[God said,] “For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.” Genesis 14:15

What Do You See?

  • Do you see yourself filled with lack, limitation, self-doubt, fear, worry, and anxiety?
  • OR do you “choose” to see yourself filled with wealth, prosperity, confidence, courage, calm and patience?
  • Do you see yourself in a job or career that is low paying with no possibility for growth or advancement?
  • OR do you “choose” to see yourself in a job or career that has rewarding pay and unlimited growth?
  • Do you see yourself in a relationship that is full of discontent and sadness?
  • OR do you see yourself in a relationship that is filled with Love, romance, understanding and kindness.

When we affirm something, we make it “firm.” Since we have the ability of conscious control, then we can choose to have conscious control over our spoken word. The conscious mind “acts,” and the subconscious mind “reacts.” Therefore, we can train our conscious mind to act in a certain way so that our subconscious mind will react automatically. When we change our spoken word by using positive affirmations, we have also changed our thinking.

The “I AM” Presence Within:

[Moses asked God,] “When I come unto the children of Israel and they ask, “What is His name? What shall I say unto them?” God said to Moses, “I AM that I AM.” Tell them “I AM” hath sent you unto them.” This “I AM” presence lives within all of us because we are all children of God. Since we are children of God, we are also His heir. And since we are His heir, then we are entitled to His divine abundance. And since He made and owns everything, you are entitled to receive everything.

Therefore, beginning your affirmation with “I AM” calls the conscience mind to embrace the God presence within. The repetition of an affirmation beginning with “I AM” stengthens and supports clarity.

God Doesn’t Say “No,” – We Do!

God wants to give us our heart’s desire, only we turn Him down by not believing or having Faith in what He can do for us. God doesn’t say, “No.” We do! We say, “No,” out of disbelief, doubt and worry.

So when your spoken word starts with “I AM,” and since this is God’s name, then it should appropriately be followed by a Divine statement.

i.e. I AM a Divine manifestation of God and entitled to His Divine abundance.

Affirmations state what you believe to be true and what you are consciously calling into your life. It’s completely your choice and completely voluntarily.

Why do 30-day programs typically fail?

God always used 40 days as a time of transformation. It was period of trial, probation or a transitory period. Whenever He was making big changes, 40 was always the amount of days or years necessary in order for change to occur. Jesus prayed in the desert for 40 days, the Great Flood lasted 40 days, the Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years, Moses and Elijah both spent 40 days on top of Mt. Sinai, the Lenten season lasts 40 days, the gestation of a human being is 40 weeks and even the TV show “Survivor” lasts 40 days.

I propose the reason why many 30 day programs have such a low success rate is because they fall short of the necessary time for change to take place. They lack the additional 10 days for transformation to occur.

Say or Write Your Affirmations 40X A Day For 40 Days:

When you write or say these affirmations, write them or say them at least 40X daily for 40 days. It takes 40 days to impress upon the unconscious “reacting” mind all that you desire and dream. Then it becomes automatic behavior in the conscious “acting” mind. Affirmations are the same as doing any type of repetitive exercise to change or learn a new behavior.

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What if you miss a day?

If you get side-tracked and miss a day then go back to Day 1 and start over. First, call to mind what caused you to divert your attention from your affirmations and second, be truly grateful for the awareness. Now you’ll know how important it is to change your subconscious mind.

How to Say Your Affirmations:

Put 40 beads, coins or beans in a cup and when you say each affirmation, take out 1 bead, coin or bead. In this way, you will not have to focus on counting your affirmations and you will be able to meditate on the affirmation while at the same time “feeling” it as well. It is VERY important to say the affirmation slowly with feeling. Give yourself time to let your body “feel” the affirmation. If you affirmation refers to “wealth,” then “feel” the wealth. If your affirmation refers to “Love,” then allow yourself to “feel” Love all around you.

“Enjoy” saying your affirmations and the Power of your spoken word.

Kanye West praises the Lord — and himself — at Joel Osteen’s megachurch

During a 20-minute Sunday spot, West took the stage at Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, alongside the celebrity pastor, who prompted his special guest with questions about his upbringing, faith and music. The “Jesus Is King” rapper answered each thoroughly in his signature “stream of consciousness” style, making several eyebrow-raising statements throughout.

“I know that God’s been calling me for a long time and the devil’s been distracting me for a long time,” he said before a crowd of about 17,000 at Osteen’s church. “When I was in my lowest points, God was there with me and sending me visions and inspiring me, and I remember sitting in the hospital at UCLA after having a mental breakdown, and there’s documentations of me drawing a church and writing, ‘Start a church in the middle of Calabasas.’”

West’s spiritual awakening was a running theme throughout his lecture, in which he “let God flow through” him. Here are some of the boldest claims the musician made during the service. The devil “stole all the good” artists Early on in their chat, Osteen asked West to elaborate on his feelings about fame, and West had a hunch about why he and other artists have become so obsessed with material wealth. “You start to feel like Satan is the most powerful, and you start to feel like if you service God, that in life it means you will not prosper, and the only way to prosper is in service to fame,” he said. “It’s like the devil stole all the good producers, all the good musicians, all the good artists, all the good designers, all the good business people and said, ‘You’ve got to come over and work for me.’”

He’s “the greatest artist that God has ever created” But the devil apparently hasn’t managed to capture every talent, according to West. “Now the trend, the shift is going to change,” he said. “Jesus has won the victory — I told you about my arrogance and cockiness already. Now the greatest artist that God has ever created is now working for him.” Cheers erupted in the spiritual arena as West flashed a smile. At multiple points in his speech, West elaborated on how God has guided him and chosen him to spread the Gospel on his elevated platform.

“All of that arrogance and cockiness that y’all have seen me use before, God is now using for him,” West said. “Because every time I stand up, I feel that I’m standing up and drawing a line in the sand, and saying that I’m here in service to God, and no weapon formed against me shall prosper.” “Closed on Sunday” is “the hardest record ever made”

While ruminating on his faith, West also commented on the state of music, which he argued is often sinful and misguided due to a collective desire among musicians to stay relevant. “To maintain the idea of coolness, we have our own daughters, and we’ll still be rapping about trying to hook up with somebody’s daughter,” he said, followed by heavy silence in the church. But since West had his come-to-Jesus moment, he says his “idea of coolness” has shifted, as have the subjects of his lyrics. Several tracks on his most recent studio album, such as his ode to fast-food restaurant Chick-Fil-A, “Closed on Sunday,” reflect that shift, exploring theme “Closed on Sunday’ is the hardest record ever made,” West said. “It’s hard as an N.W.A record. Because it’s talking about protecting your kids from the indoctrination of the media.” Strip clubs promote “sex trafficking” West’s lecture took an unexpected and bizarre turn when he began to describe the “loud” vices present in society that serve to threaten one’s faith — especially when he offered his stance on one kind of vice in particular: strip clubs.

“When I’m in California, or when I’m in Vegas, they’ve got posters up advertising sex trafficking, because if there’s an advertisement for a strip club, that is advertising sex trafficking, because at the end of the night, when they close up, the manager says, ‘How much traffic did we have?’” he said, quieting the crowd. “So if it’s a man that’s going through things with his family or going through things at work, and he feels he has to go there, we all end up participating in these spirits that get advertised to us all the time.” Christians are “beaten into submission” against sharing their faith In addition to plugging his latest effort “I said, ‘This is a gospel album,’ and I didn’t know how to totally make a gospel album, and the Christians that were around were too, I would say, beaten into submission by society to not speak up and profess the Gospel to me because I was a superstar,” he said, before adding, to rapturous applause, “but the only superstar is Jesus.

So as I sat there saying, ‘I’m going to make a gospel album,’ there were Christians that were there.” The “Stronger” hitmaker closed his lengthy speech with a prayer, as Osteen nodded along passionately. “Thank you for bringing me up in the church,” West said. “Thank you for the opportunity to have given me a platform that is so vast that no one can take it away once I’ve turned over everything to you. Thank you for the opportunity to stand on this stage without judgment next to one of the strongest voices in the Christian community.” ——— ©2019 Los Angeles Times

Choice

Choosing to speak internally or externally from a place of anger creates the karma of anger.  Choosing to create a voice of compassion creates the karma of compassion and therefore opens the best path for greater opportunity.