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 “Susan, the wonderful work you are doing encourages us to do more to promote this awesome task of bringing peace and healing to many individual lives, families and entire nation.  You’re doing an amazing job for many decades with this awesome organization and keep it up Mrs. Susan!!!”
— David Owusu; AH in Kumasi-Ghana, Western Africa  2018

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“Love your positive energy.  Looking forward to following.  You have so much wisdom to share.”   — Lois Hancock, Former R.N. at University of Michigan         

Do you get annoyed by some people and sometimes, everything? 
In Attitudinal Healing (AH), and many other “Truths”, we learn to understand that once we get on the other side of irritation / fear, miraculous incidences can occur, and limiting beliefs and blocks to love can fade while emotional symptoms are diminished and often disappear.

Then peace can enter your being no matter what is going on around you…no matter what you are doing or who you are interacting with.

Here’s to all of us raising our consciousness for kinder, more peaceful relationships and a more wholesome, awesome world.

What will I Learn, over time, from this Awesome Attitudes 2 D-Stress Blog?

  • Recognize harmful patterns of thoughts, attitudes and behaviors and negative reactions to people and circumstances in daily life and how to see them differently.
  • You can release stress that causes suffering from hanging on to old thought patterns and habits and make room for joy and freedom from stress and fear.
  • What you think about expands in your life…your thoughts create your experience.
  • How you can change your mind, change your attitudes, change your stress, and change your life to choose peace over conflict and love over fear.

“This woman, Susan is Amazing!!! She helps me and my attitude each week! She is exciting, energetic, encouraging!” — Mark Roby, PA-C,  Clinician and Author of Lifelines to Cancer Survival

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Love is the Answer…
moment by moment…no matter what!

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 My Purpose and Messages

Welcome to this Awesome Attitudes Peace Blog.  It is no accident that you are here.  It is great to have you, just the way you are.  You are beginning this New Year of 2018, filled with unlimited potential and possibilities.  I want to encourage you and give you new hope to live a happier, less stressed way of living.  This is a new day in your life.  STARTING JANUARY 2018.

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Are you stressed…like this kitty cat?  Do you feel frustrated, angry, sad, or more?  Thank you for joining me on this marvelous journey to create a community where every person can develop Inner Peace by reducing stress via Love based Attitudes at all ages.  When you KNOW how to make choices to enhance your life and live with a change in attitudes from a fear base to a love base you live in more freedom and inner peace…and a state of consciousness that allows for connection and so much more, and to live with less stress.  Our purpose really is to live in love, inner peace and oneness.

This Awesome Attitudes Blog for Peace will initially be using the Miraculous 12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing based on mental health / psychological and spiritual ideologies …PLUS much more from many wise truth-seekers and Masters, Collective Consciousness…so every person can expand Inner Peace and reduce stress via these Love based Principles.  I have learned from many: Johnathan Livingston Seagull, Buddha, Gandhi…Dr. David Hawkins, Dr. Gerald Jampolsky…up to Oprah, Deepak Chopra, and my “main man” Jesus, as well as family and friends, and many more during my whole life and especially the last 30 years with my intention for more openness and expansion in my thinking. 

“Our only goal is Inner Peace.”, Dr. Gerald Jampolsky / Founder of Attitudinal Healing

What is Attitudinal Healing?

I have volunteered for the Metro Detroit Center for Attitudinal Healing (one of many Centers around the world) for about 25 years and have been the Executive Director for the past few years.  We recently “closed our doors” here and I just “know” I have to continue to write about these principles and like-wise philosophies…it is my purpose, now…so here I am!  (Learn more in About Me.)  

Attitudinal Healing is a cross-cultural method of healing that helps remove self-imposed blocks such as judgment, blame, shame and self-condemnation that are in the way of experiencing lasting love, peace, and happiness. It is based on the belief that it is not people or experiences outside of ourselves that cause us to be upset. Rather, it is our thoughts, attitudes, and judgments about them (out influences) that cause us distress.

Health is defined as inner peace and healing as the letting go of fear. These are guiding principles in this groundbreaking work in personal, collective, and global transformation.

The approach and philosophy is based on universal principles and forgiveness. People of all ages, beliefs, walks of life, and cultures benefit from the practice of Attitudinal Healing.  From www.ahinternational.org.

The 12 Principles of AH benefit people because they help to expand our perspectives beyond normal consciousness and thinking into a more positive way on how to respond to others and life situations.  We learn that we can make the choice to enjoy a more peaceful, worry-free and loving life.  See the 12 AH Principles at: http://www.ahinternational.org/images/stories/content/downloads/the_principles_attitudinal_healing_english.pdf

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“Possible Benefit: Non-fatal drop in stress and anxiety!”Meow…Purr….

What’s Next?

ELEMENTS OF AWESOME; Stay tuned in the following months for Messages to include:

Stress Reduction           Anger Management      More Tolerance            Positive Attitude           Be Open to Love           Love Yourself           Love others    Love Big          Enjoy Forgiveness        Reduce Fear     Reduce Conflict

Give Gratitude     Live in Bliss      Be Inclusive     Feel your Feelings       Feel Compassion      Join in Unity    Support and Serve Others and Yourself       Jump for Joy           Be Kind           Feel Harmony    Feel Blessed           Open to Oneness          Be a Friend       Live with Purpose        One Moment at a Time        Be Empowered                Live Passionately         Have Thoughtfulness    Live in the Moment     Feel Connection          Trust & Have Faith       Be Cheerful      Feel Empathy       Treat others as you would like them to treat you                 Release Judgement         Release the 3 C’s (complain, criticism, condemnation)                       Feel Peace-filled Power      Live in Grace      Feel Inner Peace            Thrive and Rise          Be Happy    Hope    Release Pain    Choose Conscience Living       I am in the Light                Release Self-limiting Attitudes    Increase Vibrational Energy       Shine your light             Spread Love & Peace….

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THINK AWESOME; BE AWESOME; LOVE AWESOMELY; LIVE AN AWESOME, PEACE-FILLED LIFE.

With Awesome Love and Powerful Inner Peace,
Susan  

This Awesome Attitudes Blog for Peace is non-denominational and non-political as it is a community to unify in kindness, respect, and compassion.

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IN MY BACKYARD

BIRDS, BEES, AND BUTTERFLIES!

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(All photos are from My Back Yard!)

MEET STRIPE AND YELLOW…

In 1976 (yes, I am that old!) my big brother, Larry, sent me the bright yellow book, Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus.  It was inspirational to me at the beginning of my growing spiritual journey…and getting out of complacency.  It’s a wonderful, motivating story of two caterpillars, Stripe and Yellow, that is a “tale – partly about revolution and lots about hope for adults and others (including caterpillars who can read” as stated on the book’s cover.  Both of them struggle for meaning in life, to climb to the top of a pillar with all the other caterpillars, especially Stripe, to “get to the top”.  He and Yellow went up and came back down, tired and sad.  As their usual life went on Stripe thought “There must be still more to life” just as Jonathan Livingston Seagull thought!

So Stripe left Yellow to discover the secret of the top.  He couldn’t stand not knowing.  Heartbroken, not knowing another way, just knowing that the climbing way was not right, Yellow did not go and “waited”, showing the patience it takes for us to get our own “knowing” for our next step.

CLIMBING HIGHER

To me, this is initially about, what Attitudinal Healing calls, fear-base:

  • Stress in life
  • Frustration
  • Struggle
  • Doubt
  • Criticism; rejection
  • Striving to get ahead (higher & higher)

Does this sound like your life, getting on and off a pillar, struggling?  Mine sure has at times, especially before I started learning about the choice to change my attitude and live more peacefully with hope…when I felt trapped in an unhappy marriage.  Sometimes I’d felt like a “fuzzy worm”!  How about you?

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TRANSFORMATION

“How can I believe there’s a butterfly inside you or me when all is see is a fuzzy worm?” Yellow in Hope for the Flowers

As the story continues, Yellow embodies the feminine, motivating characteristics of empowerment of others and spreading love!  As the leader of love, she begins to transform her attitude into her full Love-base:

  • Courage
  • Patience
  • Risk taking
  • Compassion
  • Helping others
  • Hope
  • Sharing LOVE

Then, after Yellow talked to a grey-haired caterpillar, who she compassionately tried to help, who was going into its cocoon, that caterpillar told her,

“You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar…. Life is changed, not taken away….  It just takes time.” – Hope for the Flowers, Trina Paulus

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 There is so much more to the story of Stripe’s struggles and Yellow’s choices.  They both have their “dark night of the soul” before their transformations.  This talks to us just like Awesome Attitudes (from Attitudinal Healing) does about changing our attitudes:

  • Dare to see life differently
  • Not following the crowd
  • Taking a chance to “let go” of the old, unhelpful beliefs
  • Encouragement / inspiration from others (support)
  • Letting go of fear
  • Choosing courage
  • Transformation into something truly beautiful and free
  • Taking a chance to open to LOVE
  • Sharing Love with others

“What is a butterfly?  It’s what you were meant to become.  It flies with beautiful wings and joins earth to heaven.  It drinks only nectar from the flowers and carries the seeds of love from one flower to another.”  – Hope for the Flowers, Trina Paulus

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MONARCH BUTTERFLY

I planted a tall, green Milkweed plant with pink flowers, in my backyard, to attract Monarchs a couple years ago.  (Milkweed is the only food of the Monarch caterpillars, so if you want Monarchs, plant Milkweed!)  I have had few butterflies until this year when I had a gorgeous, large, orange Monarch flying all around…even a few inches away from my nose!  And I had Stripe, the caterpillar, on the leaves   and actually have had 6 caterpillars on the leaves of the Milkweed!!!  And now more cocoons!  And, then butterflies and miraculously, I also have one yellow, yes, yellow, butterfly flying around my yard!  So I have both Stripe and Yellow the butterflies!  Awesome Love!

                              YELLOW!  Butterful-Yellow

“Once you are a butterfly, you can really love – the kind of love that makes new life.”  — – Hope for the Flowers, Trina Paulus

“There’s room in the sky for every flyer!?  .”  — Trina Paulus

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DARE TO LIVE

There is a song  that relates to this allegory and the principles of Awesome Attitudes:

Dare to Live, Payton Ray

There’s a big old world outside of my door
Ain’t gonna sit and watch it spin by no more
‘Cuz it ain’t slowing down or waiting on me
I’m gonna grab what I can while it’s within my reach

I’m gonna dare to live
I’m gonna live to learn
I’m gonna learn to dream
And I’m gonna dream big

I’m gonna take a risk
And risk it all
‘Til my all is all I have to give
I’m gonna dare to live

You know the past can steal your joy away
We’re not promised tomorrow all we got is today
With each sunrise there’s a brand new start
So take a deep breath and go and follow your heart.

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I wish you caterpillars and butterflies in your life…in your mind and your heart to be willing to choose to see and live differently.  To choose to learn to live in love, peace and kindness with every sunrise.  

All Hope for the Flowers Quotes by Trina Paulus 1972, 2000   Hope for the Flowers
Available on Amazon.com and most other book stores
Used with the author’s permission.

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Forgiveness; a Key to Expanding Love

We can learn to LOVE ourselves and others by FORGIVING rather than Judging.

ATTITUDINAL HEALING PRINCIPLE # 6
(NOTE: TO SEE ALL THE 12 PRINCIPLES OF ATTITUDINAL HEALING SEE BLOG POST OF MARCH 15, 2018.)

Personal Note: I am reminded that Attitudinal Healing is a “Process” and I realize that I am learning something new as I re-learn and remember that…LOVE is the answer…and my only goal is inner peace.  I hope this is still worthwhile for you, also.        With peace and love, Susan Thiem

 

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FORGIVING = Joining together       or      JUDGING = Separation

Forgiveness and judging are at two ends of the spectrum…can you see that?  One joins us together and offers support, the other separates us and adds to our loneliness.

JUDGEMENT

When we are judging (Complaining, Criticizing or Condemning: the Big 3 C’s) ourselves and others (which we can do EVERY DAY) it results in separation and isolation from our true selves, others…and God.  It separates us from loving ourselves in that moment.  We can feel anger, resentment, frustration, and more suffering.  Do you ever say to yourself, a child or someone else something like: “You dummy; or stupid, jerk” or worse?  If it’s about ourselves then we will feel that we are a victim; and we cannot heal when we stay in a judgment / victim mode.

  • Do you want to feel that way, even if you think you have a “right” to?
  • Do you want to feel alone and isolated?

You may feel justified…but that doesn’t feel good…it does not feel loving and healing!  This is damaging physically, psychologically and spiritually to our self and the other person.  If our only goal is inner peace, then we really do want to choose differently.

The first step is to be aware that we are judging/criticizing then acknowledge our judging.  Start by paying attention each day to when you criticize yourself or another person.

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FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves!

Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves!  It is natural to want to forgive and be forgiven…and want inner peace. Forgiveness does NOT deny what happened or say that what you, or someone else did, was OK or helpful.  It does allow for the natural consequences (penalties, jail, failure, etc) of actions to occur.  For us, forgiveness is the willingness to search for a truth that lies beyond our understanding and the situation; to want to see life differently and have inner peace.  Forgiveness is the willingness to perceive ourselves and others when we are not in a loving state, as giving a call for help, which is a call for love.  (Learn more about this in Principle #12.)

 Results of Forgiveness

Can you understand that painful actions are coming from unhealed emotional wounds, usually from childhood, or some younger life, that are being acted out, expressed still today?  If these issues are resolved in adulthood then we are not as likely to “act out”…not as likely to come from fear so often or to such an extreme, and it is quicker and easier to come from love.

There are stories in Attitudinal Healing where parents and loved ones have forgiven murderers of their loved ones!  They released their hatred and felt compassion and love.  They hugged and cried together.  Now, that is forgiveness.  And it is a process.  It took them awhile to get there.  Forgiveness means that we want to live with an open heart and hold ourselves and others in our hearts and not hold on to our unhealthy feelings and fear-based thoughts, which harm us.

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Grace

Forgiveness is grace and is not something you “do” but something that reveals itself.  Grace is an attitude and it does not imply that a specific action must be taken by either person.  With grace as our intention, we experience an inner change in our perception of how we see another person (and/or ourselves).

Furthermore, forgiveness reduces stress and positively affects the physical and mental health of the person doing the forgiving.  Good reasons to forgive!  Try it!

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What I’ve Learned

I have had two people who I have had an especially hard time forgiving in my life.  One was my ex-husband and the other was a teacher what was particularly critical of one of my children.  I has angry, disappointed, and sad at times.  I thought they “should have known better” after all, they were adults.  I was judging and criticizing.  Finally I realized that when I did that I felt lousy inside and decided I did not want to feel that way any longer.  I could change my attitude!  Forgiveness is for me!  I could let them “go” and know that they will feel the consequences of their actions in some way.  It is OK for them to be them in whatever way they want to be…and I want to be me; kind, giving and forgiving, I hope.

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(Some concepts are taken from “To See Differently” by Susan Trout
(out of print but has been available through Amazon.com).

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This Awesome Attitudes Blog for Peace is non-denominational and non-political as it is a community to unify in kindness, respect, and compassion. ***

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PANDA-POWER of the NOW Moment!

Kung Fu Panda

“Po: Maybe I should just quit and go back to making noodles.
Oogway: Quit, don’t quit? Noodles, don’t noodles? You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the “present.”
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Since the 1922 American silent film and the first 3D feature film worldwide, The Power of Love movie is an example of our societies’ fascination with the artistic value of seeing and hearing about Love.  Up to now there are hundreds of versions of Love stories on the screen and in videos and in songs such as those by Elton John, Chicago, Foreigner, and who can forget, The Power of Love by Celine Dion!  And there are many more.  When we are in a truly loving relationship we have our moments of NOW when nothing else is on our minds but that moment, like time stands still…but those are fleeting.  Can we create more of the NOW / PRESENT MOMENTS?

WHAT IS REAL?

I think this is one part of the most challenging aspects of our spiritual practice.  To be able to get our minds into a quiet, present moment of inner peace and then to continue that attitude moment by moment, day by day, to the best we can.

As we follow-up from the previous Blogs and most recent, “NOW! Into my Power!” I hope to reinforce the idea of what Echhart Tolle says in his book, The Power of Now, which he draws from a variety of “spiritual traditions” which I do, also.  He supports our belief that “individuals should be aware of their ‘present moment’ instead of losing themselves in worry and anxiety about the past or future.  The author maintains that people’s insistence that they have control of their life is an illusion “that only brings pain”.  Because it is our Human Ego and not our Spirit that needs to control and brings negative effects on happiness.  Our Spirit / Love only brings us inner peace and tranquility.  This happens when we stop our minds from thinking of the past/future and are truly in the NOW moment.

All fear is past and only Love is here.  –  G. Jampolsky

GO FOR IT!

There are numerous ways to aid us in anchoring ourselves in the present.  Three suggestions include:

  1. Slowing down life by spending time in nature
  2. Yoga / Tai Chi or Chi Gong
  3. Meditating to get in touch with your inner self to become the empowered person you were meant to be.

Marianne Williamson suggests we start and finish “your day with peaceful and inspiring meditations.  Wonderful meditations are a way to tune in to your inner wisdom.”

“The first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is meditate because that is when the mind is most open to new impressions,” she said. “Just like you wash your body because you don’t want to carry yesterday’s dirt with you into today, you meditate because you don’t want to carry yesterday’s stress with you into today.”

It’s the only way to center and balance our spirit.   When you start and end your day with positive energy and spiritual reflection, you’ll find that your life will truly change for the better.

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 Little Rock the kitty, above, likes to do Yoga daily to release stress!

See Yoga Cats and Dogs Pictures and Calendars: http://www.yogadogz.com

LET GO!

Let go of stress!  Let go of the pain of the thoughts of the past and future.  When are you ready to make that decision?  When will you really “know yourself?  BE yourself?  Learn from the past but you can only BE you in the NOW!

Just when you want to chill out, doing any of these daily practices can help bring balance, love and laughter to your daily life.

There is a saying, “Nothing Changes if nothing changes.”
Just do something…to de-stress and for peace of mind!

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(Some concepts on some Blogs are taken from “To See Differently” by Susan Trout
(out of print but has been available through Amazon.com).

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This Awesome Attitudes Blog for Peace is non-denominational and non-political as it is a community to unify in kindness, respect, and compassion. ***

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NOW, into my Power!

NOW is the only time there is and
each instant is for GIVING.

Attitudinal Healing Principle # 5
(NOTE: To see all the 12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing see blog post of March 15, 2018.)

Personal Note: I am reminded that Attitudinal Healing is a “Process” and I realize that I am learning something new as I re-learn and remember that…LOVE is the answer…and my only goal is inner peace.  I hope this is still worthwhile for you, also.
                  With peace and love, Susan Thiem

To live life fully is to live every moment to its fullest

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That statement immediately makes me wonder how often I am paying attention to each moment?  How often am I “mindful”?  When I am in the present moment then I am in connection with my “power” and intuition, and when I am in the past or future (as we learned in Principle #4 last month) I am not…I am then in a ”weakened” state of mind.  I try to keep remembering to “live one moment at a time”, as well as each day at a time, as I know I have enough to deal with TODAY, let alone letting the past or future interfere in any moment. And I know I am happiest when I am in this moment; NOW…when I can experience God / Higher Power.

DIVINE GUIDANCE and GIVING

We can only hear / feel our inner guidance (of love) in the present moment, the NOW moment…and it continues to guide us in each moment as we “stop and listen”.  And each moment is for giving…giving what? Giving LOVE!  Oh, yah!  As our “only goal is inner peace”, we experience that peace when we are giving love in the moment. As we learn in Principle #12, we have the choice in that moment, to either extend LOVE or give a call for help from a place of fear.  This principle #5 focuses on the giving Love part, which is our natural state of being (Principle #1).

I am sure you have been in situations where you immediately felt stressed (especially I find this happens in relationships!!!) and you begin to respond with frustration and /or anger?  I try to remember to ask myself the question, “Would I rather be right or happy and peaceful?” And I also try to remember I have a choice…so, if I can take a minute (like go into a bathroom for a “break” from the situation) and go to my inner guidance and realize that I can “choose love/peace instead of this/stress”, and go back into the situation extending love, not needing to be right, or the “victim” then the situation changes in some way.  I don’t always get “my way” but I do get the “way of love”…and that is truly my only goal – to be peaceful!

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“HEALING”

It is only in the present moment that healing (of our heart and stress) takes place; moment after moment.  It happens within ourselves and when we join with another person to create a space for healing to occur.  We have learned that…

LOVE IS THE GREATEST HEALING FORCE IN THE WORLD. 

Period.  Trust that this is true. Try it!  And remember that healing is letting go of fear.  It does not always mean that we have physical healing, but healing of the mind, which brings inner peace.

And finally remember… that giving LOVE in the moment is an unconditional act without expectation of return… that “my loving” is good for me…and for others…and the world!

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(Some concepts are taken from “To See Differently” by Susan Trout
(out of print but has been available through Amazon.com).

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This Awesome Attitudes Blog for Peace is non-denominational and non-political as it is a community to unify in kindness, respect, and compassion. ***

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What? Me Worry? …Wait!

We can let go of the PAST
and of the FUTURE.

Attitudinal Healing Principle # 4

(NOTE: To see all the 12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing see blog post of March 15, 2018.)

TIP below *: To see Qi Gong exercise for energy, Centering and inner peace.

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WHERE IS YOUR MIND LIVING?     

This is perhaps one of the principles that many people relate to the most and have such a hard time practicing.  We are asked, here, to be fully open to the present moment…to pay attention, be mindful, of NOW, today, this moment.

Thinking           Dwelling on Past

LIVING IN THE PAST

In order to find inner peace we must get rid of our thoughts of our past and how we perceived a situation to be, especially those that are not peace-filled memories.  We cannot change the past, no matter how hard we think about it and want it different.  When focusing on the past those thoughts can become patterns of belief and then patterns of behavior in the present.  Do you continue to think about your past…over and over again?  Are you still “living there”?  If so, the past is recreated again and again in our present experience because we continue to act / react as if the past was still here.  In this way we are living in the past while we are acting in the present…and we are choosing to feel the stress from the past that is robbing ourselves of our present joy!

Past Experience        →     Learned Thoughts / Beliefs →     Patterns of Behaviors        →     Present Behaviors (reacting to past beliefs…wounded-ness)

WOUNDED WARRIOR / SUFFERING: As we live in our past in unpleasant memories, we continue to believe that we are a victim of that past (which, by the way, I say again…we cannot change the past…but we (unconsciously) keep trying to think of ways to try to do so).  As a wounded person we can be stuck in the past and cannot move forward to heal.  We need to heal the trauma of the wounded “child” that was hurt in the past.  This does not mean that we say what was done was right or not harmful…but we do not have to let it hurt us any longer.

“The Past Cannot Hurt Me Any Longer!  I Choose Peace instead.”

We are asked to be willing to give up the old feelings that we had in those past situations…feelings that we might believe we have a “right” to feel.  After all, “That person did that to me,” you might think. Or, “I was wrong. I am guilty.”  With this principle we are asked to let go of the past feelings, once and for all…and choose peace instead.  This can take time and time again to release but eventually we can chose peace more and more often!  “I can choose peace instead of thisA Course In Miracles tells us.  A great question to ask is, “Would I rather be right (ego based) or be peaceful?”  Which is more important to you?  The world will tell us to be “right” but our spirit tells us to choose Peace. Being right can actually mean conflict inside us as we feel the stress the past is still bringing in the present moment.  Which do you want to feel? 

Worry about

       THE FUTURE / WOUNDED WORRIER

What do you worry about that could happen, or not                   happen, in your future?  I know a big “hook” for me has           been about money. I can get a bit in my stomach that                 tells me I am in my fear base.  I don’t like that!  How about you?  What do you worry about?  Not having enough money in the future, poor health, family issues, the earth, world peace, politics, gun violence, etc.?  Do you know what FEAR stands for?  It’s False Evidence Appearing Real.  That means that we can be worried now about something that might NOT even happen…and again this worrying robs us of our present joy!

                                                        Worry - Joy    This does not mean we don’t do some planning for our future.  It is about how we FEEL about it.  It takes trust in our spiritual beliefs to let go of the worry / fear of the future and be in the present…that all will work out for our highest good.  There is a saying, “Let God handle the details”…and stop worrying.  Some might call this Faith / Trust.

WAIT! PRESENT MOMENT – BE HERE NOW

WAIT…just a moment…when you find your mind is thinking about unpleasant past situations or worrying about the future…STOP!  BE HERE NOW (as the book by Ram Dass says from 1971).  Why do we want to be in the PRESENT MOMENT?  Because this is when we can truly only release stress and feel love and connect with our Higher Power / God, and make a choice to choose love, peace and happiness over conflict, stress and fear.  Staying in the present moment involves being honest with ourselves about what we want to experience…and we can ask ourselves, “Would I rather be right (justified that the past was painful and continue to dwell on it…or worry about what might NOT even happen in the future) or would I rather be peaceful and enjoy NOWYou wait; you choose.

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What are you benefiting from holding on to the past or worrying about the future?  An important aspect to remember is that we have the power to choose…to choose peace instead of the past thoughts or worrying and stress that those bring.  As we continue to choose peaceful thoughts over and over and keep letting go of the fear-based feelings they will disappear and we will choose to live more in the present moment.  Attitudinal Healing teaches us to stay in the present moment to experience the richness of life, and love that is inside us NOW and always.

“I am whole, safe, and complete.  I am living in the PRESENT MOMENT… for my greatest good and highest healing.”

Qi Gong

* TIP: Each morning I perform the Qi Gong “Knocking on the Door of Life” exercise for energizing, but mostly for Centering and inner peace.  As I have gotten used to doing this simple exercise, I feel my Chakra energy as I repeat “I am open; I am open in this moment”.  And I also tap my Heart Chakra.  See how to do this in this 2 min. video:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ-sBUzuBBk   

Be Happy

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(Some concepts are taken from “To See Differently” by Susan Trout (out of print but has been available through Amazon.com).

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What to Give???

Giving and Receiving are the Same.

Attitudinal Healing Principle # 3

(NOTE: To see all the 12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing see blog post of March 15, 2018.)

{See TO DO below….*}

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A number of years ago when I was seeing a therapist as an unhappy, passive, housewife, she indicated to me that there was no such thing as real altruism…I was confused…surely when I give to people, my family,  friends,  I am not receiving anything back from them.  Or am I?

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RECEIVING

I now know that I DO receive…I receive good feelings, that I did a good deed.  I receive their thanks, and it is important to them as well as to myself to receive fully and graciously so they feel good about receiving from me.  Do you see how giving and receiving is a flow of energy between people (maybe even elephants)?  There is a connection and unity now between two people that did not exist before and needs to be nurtured.  Even if others do not outwardly give us their thanks, we still receive the positive feeling that we did give to them.

When we give, if we do not acknowledge that we receive from the other person, we unconsciously think of ourselves as the “strong one, or the smart one, or the one who doesn’t need help” and them as “weak and in need of my help.”  This position not only separates us, it also feeds into our own fears of our own weaknesses.  And it can give the message to the other person that they are powerless and dependent.

GIVING        Girl giving          Giving-Forgetting

Giving is essential to our own well-being and healing.  Dr. Jerry Jampolsky, founder of Attitudinal Healing 35 years ago, has many stories of relief or healing when we give to others.  This is an opportunity to experience being charitable and allowing someone else to accept our loving “gift” whatever it may be…a phone call, a smile, a present, food, work, helping, listening, serving others, etc.

To give without the awareness that we receive can lead to emotional fatigue and burn-out.  It is important that each of us feel nurtured and even energized in a relationship.

Give with LOVE!  Open to receive Love!  YOU deserve it!

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MONEY

As well, how about giving money; does the same apply here?  Yes…and ten-fold.  It is an old principle that when we give to others, and increase the flow of money, we are rewarded much more.  And again, we are talking about the flow…giving and receiving.  Think of it differently this way, also; when you give money it is then received by another who then gives it to another for something, etc.  And the flow goes on, and even unconsciously we are thankful for what we receive for the money we gave…even if it’s our electric bill!

If we give with the expectation that our needs will be met then, we are giving for the “wrong” reason; we are to give unconditionally then open to receive for true connection.

And what is the most important thing to give and be open to receive?  Of course it is LOVE…all our lives!

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REMINDER of the GIFT

Giving and receiving is a flow of energy between people and connects people together…connects hearts.

No matter the question…Love is THE Answer…moment by moment!

*TO DO:

In the Leave a Reply area below, please tell me about some time that you remember you gave something what you consider awesome for you.  OR write a short reply about an awesome time you received.  Let’s see what kind of things people say!!!  Just do it!

*Here is my Reply:  (Please go to the Leave a Reply area.)
“I received a birthday surprise at my door:  flower, birthday card, a song, 
a stuffed monkey and balloons from a gorilla!
From my Granddaughter.”   IMG_0556

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(Some concepts are taken from “To See Differently” by Susan Trout (out of print but has been available through Amazon.com).

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What ARE…Why USE…the 12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing?

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More about Attitudinal Healing

As you learned in my first Blog post in my Mission and Purpose, I was a part of a Center for Attitudinal Healing (AH) for over 20 years and I use the AH thoughts and 12  Principles every day.  These idea are UNIVERSAL as the TRUTH is the TRUTH and many philosophies do believe the same things, just may say them a bit differently.

Attitudinal Healing is a cross-cultural method of healing that helps remove self-imposed blocks such as judgment, blame, shame and self-condemnation that are in the way of experiencing lasting love, peace, and happiness. It is based on the belief that it is not people or experiences outside of ourselves that cause us to be upset. Rather, it is our thoughts, attitudes, and judgments about them (outside influences) that cause us distress.

Health is defined as inner peace and healing as the letting go of fear. These are guiding principles in this groundbreaking work in personal, collective, and global transformation.

The approach and philosophy is based on universal principles and forgiveness. People of all ages, beliefs, walks of life, and cultures benefit from the practice of Attitudinal Healing.

12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing

  1. The essence of our being is love.
  2. Health is inner peace.  Healing is letting go of fear.
  3. Giving and receiving are the same.
  4. We can let go of the past and of the future.
  5. Now is the only time there is and each instant is for giving.
  6. We can learn to love ourselves and others by forgiving rather than judging.
  7. We can become love finders rather than fault finders.
  8. We can choose and direct ourselves to be peaceful inside regardless of what is happening outside.
  9. We are students and teachers to each other.
  10. We can focus on the whole of life rather than the fragments.
  11. Since love is eternal, death and change need not be viewed as fearful.
  12. We can always perceive ourselves and others as either extending Love or giving a call  for help.

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Attitudinal Healing affirms that we are responsible for our thoughts and whatever feelings we experience.

Attitudinal Healing encourages us to reexamine our relationships, bringing them into the present by releasing past judgments and grievances.

Attitudinal Healing is based on the belief that all communication is for joining and not separation.

Benefits

Benefits of AH

THE 12 PRINCIPLES OF AH BENEFIT PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY HELP TO EXPAND OUR PERSPECTIVES BEYOND NORMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND THINKING INTO A MORE POSITIVE WAY ON HOW TO RESPOND TO OTHERS AND LIFE SITUATIONS.  WE LEARN THAT WE CAN MAKE THE CHOICE TO ENJOY A MORE PEACEFUL, WORRY-FREE AND LOVING LIFE.

“I can choose peace instead of this…stress.”
“I release my judgments and criticisms, of myself and others…and choose peace.”

Some of the possible benefits of Attitudinal Healing include:
(from http://www.AHInternational.org)

  • Experiencing ourselves as love.
  • Finding happiness and inner peace.
  • Becoming a love finder.
  • Counting our blessings.
  • Focusing on love rather than on appearances.
  • Laughing more.
  • Living in a consciousness of giving rather than getting.
  • Recognizing that there is something greater than ourselves.
  • Successfully letting go of fear, judgments, guilt, being a victim, fear of death, unforgiving thoughts, pain, blame, fear of the past and future, being a fault finder, withholding love from anyone including ourselves, our need to assign guilt or innocence, complaining and listing our hurts, fear of intimacy, and especially the need to suffer.

Wow!  Those are a lot of benefits.  It takes time, awareness and mindfulness to learn to choose differently from the way we have previously thought and lived…and we CAN!  Live…

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