Oct 062017
 

Sparks of InsightIt’s easy and natural to be angry when you’re inconvenienced, treated rudely or poorly by someone. Rather than giving in to your first impulse, try taking a mental step back and approaching it from a more spiritual direction. Imagine yourself in their situation, and ask how you would react. You might discover that, although it shouldn’t have happened, you would be in a bad mood, too. Respond with empathy and compassion, and see what happens. More than likely, they’ll moderate their actions. If they don’t, you’ll have gotten some understanding and taken the high road.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Sparks of Insight

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Aug 052017
 

Sparks of InsightI’ve heard people say that, although they once had close relationship with God, they feel a distance or complete absence of the Divine. They wonder why God has abandoned them. The Universe still indwells and surrounds them. What has happened is that they’ve changed their relationship with themselves or with God. They either have moved away from their connection, by feeling depressed or traumatized, or they have evolved and they need to update their relationship. No matter what, God hasn’t moved. It’s just that they have changed their perspective. If you’re feeling distant from your center, then you’re the one who has moved.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Book Review-The Dynamic Laws of Prayer

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Aug 012017
 

The Dynamic Laws of Prayer
by Catherine Ponder

“Pray and Grow Rich” was the first book by Catherine Ponder that I ever read. When I decided to review it, I thought that it was out of print when I couldn’t find it under that name. I was upset, because I knew how valuable the information was. But then I was relieved to find it under the title, “The Dynamic Laws of Prayer.” The second title more closely describes what the book is about.

Prayer helps bring us closer to the God within, contact Its power and releases that energy into our lives. Rev. Ponder dispels the notion that prayer is passive and pleading with a far off deity. In this book, she describes the many different ways we can pray and that prayer is individual. By tackling the difficult issues of what to do when prayer isn’t immediately answered, she assures us that it’s to help us grow into the result.

The information goes deeply into how to approach the power within you and express it, even if there are blocks in the way. This book addresses the use of affirmations, meditation in the silence, what to do to eliminate unwanted conditions, and much, much more. As with all of her books, it is filled with affirmations. If you want to change your life, this book will give you the tools to do so.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Should I Use Long or Short affirmations?

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Mar 232017
 

Question about affirmationsQuestion: How many affirmations should be used at a time for a single goal?

Answer: Some people say to only use one phrase as an affirmation for a goal. I disagree. I like to write what Ernest Holmes, Joseph Murphy, and Catherine Ponder call a “spiritual mind treatment.” It can sometimes be a couple of pages long.

In it, I identify with the Source of all good, know that it’s mine, then state my desire, taking the time to convince my mind why it’s possible and why I deserve it, then give thanks that it is done. My affirmation covers many of the issues of whatever challenge I’m experiencing. By using a longer affirmation, I’m able to address the whole condition.

Since what I’m “treating” is my consciousness of good, I will read the long one at least twice a day (usually first thing in the morning and before bed). And then during the day, I’ll use some shorter, reinforcing phrase(s)  to reinforce my new pattern of thinking.

That’s the way I’ve written my Affirmation Ebooks. I’ve written long affirmations for weight, abundance and self-acceptance, and then included shorter statements to trigger what the longer one addressed.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Feb 282017
 

Stake Your Claim: Exploring the Gold Mine Within
By Emmet Fox

This book was the first one by this author that I ever read. The practical, spiritual advice from it made him one of my favorite metaphysical authors. Dr. Fox was a well-known spiritual teacher and his insight is timeless.

The title of the book refers to staking your claim to the good that you want in your life. Short, to the point essays about peace, prosperity, empowerment and much more form the chapters of this book. Each essay addresses a different subject, and stands alone in its wisdom.

The counsel in this book will uplift your thoughts, help you gain a more positive, spiritual outlook on what ever difficulty you might be experiencing, and help you live a richer, fuller life. Because of the short essays, this is the perfect book to read in the morning to get the day started right, just before going to sleep, or at any other time when you only have a few minutes to spare.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Sparks of Insight

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Feb 052017
 

Sparks of InsightAre you limiting your acceptance of good? If so, you’re restricting the flow of God/Universe in your life. You are a part of the Universe, as an individualized expression of It. And the Universe wants more good for Itself, since that’s the way it expresses Itself. Whatever good you desire is also a part of the Universe. So desiring more good, whether it’s prosperity, health, or peace in your life, means that you’re wanting to experience more of God/the Universe. Open your mind and heart to allowing more of the Universe, or good, coming into your life.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Trending Articles of the Week

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Jan 112017
 

9 Types of People Who Never Succeed At Work
People with high marks in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) excel in the workplace. EQ is the ability to be self-aware and empathetic. Those who have these social skills have the advantage. This article examines the qualities that are detrimental to advancement so that they can be addressed and corrected.

Grand Canyon Rim TrailHow To Celebrate Small Wins To Achieve Big Goals
Goals give meaning to our lives. They’re something to strive for and make us better human beings. But too often, we get discouraged and give up on them. People who succeed at their goals have a particular mindset and perspective that keep them going. This article gives tips on how to shift your mindset and create a perspective that support you in your quest.

6 Big Benefits of Tai Chi Plus Simple Workout for Beginners
Mounting evidence shows that Tai Chi can help many health problems including anxiety, blood pressure and pain. Tai Chi is a slow and gentle series of movements that increase strength, flexibility and balance. This article discusses the difference between Tai Chi and Qigong, the history of Tai Chi, precautions and some basic moves.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Dec 162016
 

Sparks of Insight“I keep my thoughts positive and focused on the Universal Good. Even though I might not see the good in any situation, it is there awaiting my recognition of it. The more I practice this, the stronger and more empowered I become.”

Your good is always in potential, waiting for you to become aware of it. It never goes away. Even in the worst of situations, Universal Good is present for you. Once you recognize it’s available to you, you provide the channel for it to flow through into your life. And like any skill, the more you practice shifting your attention to your good, the more it becomes a habit for you to do so.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Who am I saying affirmations to?

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Dec 142016
 

Question MarkQuestion: When I look into a mirror to say affirmations, am I saying them to my soul or God?

Answer: They say that the eyes are the mirror to the soul. When you’re looking into your own eyes in a mirror while you’re saying an affirmation, you’re looking into your soul and putting a lot more energy into the statement.

You don’t have to tell God that you’re desiring anything, because God knows your desires before you do, and has already given it to you. You are simply affirming what is true on a spiritual level.

When you say an affirmation, you’re using it to change your mind and accept your desire. It’s a way of raising your consciousness to realize that what you desire is already yours and that you deserve it.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

A Guide to Address Harassment

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Nov 302016
 

Hand holding seedlingI try to keep my postings apolitical, because I respect everyone’s choice. But I’m concerned about the increased incidence of overt bullying, verbal and racist attacks that have been taking place in the U.S. since the beginning of this presidential election cycle.

These issues have been in the shadows (barely) for a long time, but now some people feel encouraged to act out in hateful ways. These problems have always bothered me, and now I see them becoming more common. Unfortunately, there have also been protesters against the election results who have acted in ways similar to the very ideas they stand against.

I believe that now that the bigotry and hate are out in the open, they can be addressed by standing up against them. Only when we stand back and keep silent can they thrive. In the past 50 years, we’ve made great progress against prejudice and bullying. We can continue that progress if we choose to be part of the solution and stand up to the problem. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

If you encounter someone being harassed, there’s a great cartoon that explains how to respond. This is one way you can help. The cartoon was designed to assist against Islamaphobic harassment, but it can be used in any situation. It’s based on a psychological technique and is very effective. You can watch a video describing it and showing what to do, and read the original cartoon that inspired the video. Watch A Guide for What to Do When You See Islamophobia.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart