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

Sparks of Insight

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Mar 282017
 

Affirmation:
“The Universe fills my being at all times. It provides me with everything necessary for the complete expression of a life of joy, harmony, health and abundance. I welcome all the good of the Universe.”
Sparks of Insight

Commentary:
The Universe, Infinite or whatever name you use for God is all good. It’s the substance that makes up your life. But it’s like a banquet. You have to reach out, accept, put the food on your plate and eat it. You can’t be force-fed the good of life. When you begin to recognize that you are being provided everything you need, then you’re beginning to accept Life’s bounty.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Feb 172017
 

Sparks of InsightWhenever you have a problem, you probably resist it, which is a natural response. But by doing so, you feed it attention and energy. “Energy flows where attention goes,” so you’re instructing the Law of Attraction to increase what you don’t want. But every problem has a solution hidden within it. You simply need to let go of your resistance and look at it differently. What would the solution result in? Greater health, prosperity, or harmony? Switch your attention to the solution. Not how it would come about, but the outcome. This stimulates your creative mind to find not only a solution but the gift hidden within your challenge.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Sparks of Insight

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Oct 212016
 

Sparks of Insight“I allow Universal knowledge to flow into my mind and heart. I release outmoded attitudes and negative beliefs. I commit myself to allow the Light of Spirit to flood into my being and lead me into a greater life.”

You are always being guided by the Universe. When you open your mind to it, you’ll hear that still, small voice. All it takes is your willingness. Don’t try to force it, however. That will close off the channel. But as you align yourself with Its qualities of love and harmony, you’ll reap the benefits in peace and abundance.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Book Review – “Creating Money: Attracting Abundance”

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Jul 062016
 

Creating Money: Attracting Abundance
by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

If you are wanting more abundance, success or to find your life’s work, this book will help you. Abundance, peace and joy is your natural state. By discovering any resistance within yourself, focusing on changing your beliefs, and using the exercises and affirmations in this book, you’ll begin to expand into the abundance that is inherently yours.

Almost every page has an affirmation that reinforces the subject of that section. Just about every chapter has a meditation or exercise that helps in self-discovery, drawing to you what you want, or expanding your concepts.

Beginning with the most basic concept that you are your abundance, it takes you through releasing any blocks to it, addresses the issue of trust and belief in yourself.

It’s one of the most comprehensive books on abundance that I’ve read. You learn that you can create anything that you want to. If you want more abundance in your life, then I highly recommend that you get this book for your personal library.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Are You Living In Want, Or Wanting More?

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Feb 172016
 

Sunset at Hopi Point at Grand CanyonWe all want more good in our lives. However, the word “want” has contradictory definitions. One definition means “lack,” while another means, “desire.” It’s two sides of the same coin. When we state that “I want more (whatever),” we’re actually telling the subconscious that we don’t have enough. By wanting more, we’re actually operating from a sense of lack.

Since we attract what we focus on, the subconscious will make sure we have more to want. Whether it’s more money, abundance, harmony, health, or ease, by our very wanting more, we’re actually focusing on the absence of it.

As we sink deeper into wanting more, we can sometimes have a feeling of longing for the goal, desperation, or trying to force the issue. Any attempt to use our will to control the outcome will simply bring more scarcity. Our emotion is what manifests, and feelings of lack, limitation, or scarcity, even when we think we’re focusing on abundance, creates the mold for less of it in the subconscious. That’s when we’re living in a state of want or lack.

However, a synonym of the concept “want” is “desire.” I’ve heard it said that “Desire brings pain.” That’s true if our peace and happiness depends on the fulfillment of our desire. If the only way we’ll allow ourselves to be content is if we’re driving a Rolls Royce, the CEO of a company, or perfectly healthy, then we’re restricting the joys of watching a sunset, finding satisfaction in the work we do, or gratitude for however much health we do have. Grasping at a desire, and expecting it to be the magic that will make us happy actually ensures that we’ll be frustrated.

One of my spiritual teachers claimed that a “desire” was an inspiration from the Universe that indicated that whatever we “desired” was available to us. When we have a desire, then we have the ability to fulfill it. The desire brings awareness to an area we want more good in and identifies what it is that needs to expand. As long as we stay in the enlightened state of realizing that all the good is already ours, we can allow the Universe, through our subconscious mind, to manifest what it is that we want.

I’ve also heard, “Just focus on God and all else will be added,” meaning that more good will manifest for us as we shift our attention to a Higher reality. By meditating on God and all Its blessings, the Universe shows up in our lives as more prosperity, health, harmony, etc. Contemplating the Infinite doesn’t just attract more good into our lives. The Universe is the very good that we experience.

However, when we have a challenge or discomfort, focusing on the aspect of God that we want helps us to raise our acceptance of it. I sometimes use the affirmation, “I’m experiencing more of God in my life in the form of (harmony, abundance, health, joy, ease, etc.)” Or “I’m choosing to create more ….” to address the specific form of the Universe that I want to draw to me. As we use affirmations, a light touch is necessary, as well as focusing on the current abundance in that area. This allows the Universe to expand in what’s already present.

Affirmation:
The Universe is all good. Since I am an individualized expression of the Infinite, all the good I desire is already mine. I am grateful for the good that already exists in my life. I desire for there to be more abundance of good in the area of (your goal). I’m choosing to now create more of it. I experience more of the Universe in my life in the form of (your goal). I am now drawing to me all that I need for a more fulfilled life.

Copyright 2008, 2016 Linda Ann Stewart
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Book Review-The Miracle of Mind Dynamics

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Feb 032016
 

The Miracle of Mind Dynamics: Use Your Subconscious Mind to Obtain Complete Control Over Your Destiny
Joseph Murphy

I am a fan of Joseph Murphy and his writings, and have reviewed a couple of his other books before. This one is full of Universal principals and wisdom for every aspect of life. Examining the subjects of health, life and death, luck and good fortune, prayer, and much more, he illustrates each one with an example in someone’s life.

He explains spiritual principles in very basic ways, so that every person who reads this can put them to use in their lives immediately. He touches on the metaphysical perspective of many familiar Biblical and spiritual ideas, such as karma and God’s will.

Although this book doesn’t have quite as many affirmations as some of his other books have, it gives specific instructions on how to use the power of the mind to improve one’s life. A mine of information on how the Universe works and our place in it, it’s a must-have for anyone who yearns to understand more about their relationship to Spirit and Its good.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Why hasn’t the affirmation “I win the lottery” worked?

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Oct 272015
 

Question MarkQuestion: Why has the affirmation, “I always win the lottery,” not worked for me?

Answer: There are a couple of things that happen with the mind and affirmations. First, you have to have the consciousness of what you’re affirming. That’s actually what the affirmation is for. To build your consciousness. By affirming that you “always win the lottery,” you’re setting up a situation that the subconscious couldn’t possibly fulfill. No one “always” does anything.

The other problem is that you’re telling the Universe how your wealth has to come to you. By doing so, you’re actually limiting the Universe. It’s not up to you to figure out how your prosperity will manifest. I’m not saying not to work, or do what you know to do to improve your finances, because the Universe can only do for us what It can do through us. Remember that it all comes from the Universe through the channels you create.

I would suggest that you affirm an amount that you actually feel comfortable with. Many people have a glass ceiling they’ve created for how much they can accept. As the amount you affirm gets to be more believable, and you see some change, then increase it. What you’re doing is building your consciousness to accept more. And don’t limit where it has to come from. Your subconscious and the Universe know much more than you do about how it can happen.

As long as you’re doing things in the physical world to create channels, your subconscious and the Universe will direct more prosperity your way. It may not come through the channels you’ve worked on. The only thing that’s important is that you’ve been moving in a direction to build your acceptance. Don’t worry about how it’s going to happen.

So, two things to do: Affirm an amount you want that you can believe in, and trust the Universe to bring it to you.

Copyright 2006, 2015 Linda Ann Stewart
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Book Review – Grow Rich While You Sleep

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Oct 082015
 

Grow Rich While you Sleep
by Ben Sweetland

This book is a classic. Although the title suggests that the book’s subject is only about getting rich while sleeping, the author covers a lot more territory than that. The beginning of the book does explain how to utilize the subconscious while going to sleep and sleeping. And if those were the only chapters read, it would be well worth it. He details various affirmations to use as one is going to sleep, to help program the subconscious. He explains exactly what to do and how to do it to contact the creative mind to get it to work on what it is you want.

But that’s only a small amount of information contained in this jewel. In very simple language, with lots of examples, the author explains how the creative mind works, and how we are “a mind with a body.” He gives an exercise to practice to become more positive, along with other exercises to improve one’s success consciousness. Along with affirmations, he gives specific directions on how to go about conditioning the mind for abundance.

Although this book was written almost forty years ago, and some of the details in the examples are outdated (such as what a good salary is), the basic information is timeless and extremely beneficial.

The book is out-of-print, but is available in Kindle format. You can download a Kindle Reading App for your PC, Mac and other devices.

Copyright 2012, 2015 Linda Ann Stewart
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Release Outdated Money Beliefs

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Feb 142014
 

The subject of money has so many myths and taboos. But money is simply a compensation for services or products rendered. If you have an issue with money, it’s probably about something else. Learn how to recognize and release limiting beliefs about this subject and attract more abundance.





~ Linda-Ann Stewart