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An Angel Appeared

Pondering Life
Pondering Life

On Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm I am at the Center for Spiritual Living, Greater Austin to hold the consciousness for the community and to offer donation-based Spiritual Mind Treatments. [NOTE: Since the center is moving, I will not be doing this until we find another space.]

I was there two weeks ago and had one of those “real moments” that make life valuable.

I was in treatment for the center and I heard the door open. This lady I did not recognize came in. She introduced herself as Melissa. She said that she was riding by (on her bike) and was reminiscing about a time before we were using this space. I invited her to look around. I then got to witness a beautiful event as seen from the heart.

Evidently our space used to be an AA office. 15+ years ago she came in, scared, shoe-less and needing a miracle. She had no shoes in her life, was staying drunk and other bad things which I will not write here. She pointed to the spot just inside our sanctuary and said that she sat there as far in the back away from the speaker in the front as possible – scared to death. She was so withdrawn and non-trusting that no one could touch her.

At one point a woman at that meeting came over and told her that she was going to braid her hair. She has very long hair down to her lower back. Melissa did not object. A tear started streaming down her face as she recounted this memory and let this unknown woman braid her hair. She said at that moment her “armor” started to crack a little bit.

She then pointed out that the office for our minister was the half-way room for those who were too afraid to commit to the big room; they would gather there and talk. Have you ever been that scared about your life?

She pointed to the kitchen and said that is the first place she ever did service for anyone or any organization. She continued to recall important spots in the building where healing moments along her journey occurred. It was a beautiful journey, accompanying her on her memory of acknowledgment of her personal progress.

Then she said that where the podium currently is, is where she and her husband renewed their vows, sober together for the first time.

I am the most lucky person on the planet at this moment. To witness someone sharing their story of recovery in such a powerful moment in her life. I could feel her growth in the few minutes she reminisced and shared. Then she gave me a hug. A beautiful moment for sharing.

Especially at this time when we are about to move away from this space because the owner is allowing all tenants’ leases to expire without renewing them. To know that this space for at least 15+ years has been used for healing is powerful. It is nice to know that this healing energy will continue to spread into the new uses of the property.

This is what I call a real moment with a real angel. I had to read a book called Real Moments by Barbara DeAngelou while studying to become a licensed Science of Mind practitioner. It was about having those moments in life that you remember; that impact you on a deeper level. Those moments when two people drop facades and connect from the heart.

[An aside: There’s a graphic that Frank Natale used to use, facetiously called the fried egg, that describes our crust which develops over time that serves to separate us and others from our true selves and each other. I’ll post about it sometime – and do a class about it; personally powerful stuff.]

This was the perfect reminder for me that day of my own progress from my troubled background. Once in a while it is important to acknowledge ourselves for the evolution we have made in this lifetime. Surely we are not the same person we were 10, 20 or even just 5 years ago. I certainly hope not. Quite often we get ‘stuck’ in the gotta-do-to-get mode in life and forget to pause and take stock of how good life really is.

When was the last time an angel visited you?

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What is “useful” Intuition

Intuition is instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
from wordnetweb.princeton.edu

This is one of the many layers of the Silva Method proven subjective educational system: to train a person’s mind to have an ever-increasing faculty of intuitive knowing.

Examples

I decided that I wanted a unique desk/table for my meditation area. I shopped every once in a while and could not find “it”; the right one. A month or so later I was in San Antonio before an event eating at the Souper Salad at 410 @ Blanco Rd. While eating I heard ‘go into the Goodwill’; there is one next door. I never go to Goodwill. I have friends who are great Goodwill shoppers; so I ask them to find things for me once in a while. I have gone in before but just couldn’t find anything. So I discarded the thought of going into Goodwill. I heard it again and again while eating.

I finally accepted that I should follow this persistent hunch and went into the Goodwill. I went up and down aisles and didn’t see anything. Then I walked to the back and found the unique desk-table that I looked and would work well for my meditation area. So, I bought it.

Now, I know even more so. Follow those thoughts that creatively enter my mind.

I’ll ask these questions that lead to different areas that many Silva Method graduates have had intuitive ‘hits’:

What if you were heading home from work and would hear to take a particular route so that you avoid a major traffic jam?

What if you are talking to a sales person and want to know if this is right for you to do?

Would it be an advantage to know what your client needs BEFORE you meet him or her?

If you are having difficulty communicating with someone, would it help to have the skill to detect what the problem might be?

What about knowing which place to move into that will be best for you? Or which job to take? Or what company to approach for a job? Or…

Many people have a difficult time comprehending the fact that they can simply take a class that trains their minds in a way that creativity, intuition and hunches start happening. The thing that I also find interesting is that many people want something different but when that something different is right in front of them it becomes “too weird” or “unbelievable” to do… even though there is decades of research and LOTS of people doing it… so that they live a better quality of life.

Here’s one more example for you: A realtor began a million-dollar closing club just 3 years after getting her license using all the Silva Method techniques. I have her telling her story on video; it’s great – all the poofy 80’s styles 😉 This was someone who really wanted success! The article she wrote is here.

How much do you truly want a better life? Or that job that is better than what you have? Or more income?
AND… What are you willing to do differently for it?

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Talking about Infinite Potential

Ernest Holmes said that for those who are feeling limited take some time to ponder the limitless. Here’s the infinite potential into which all of us can expand to our soul’s desire.