God Will Work With You But Not For You

I had a conversation yesterday with a friend yesterday and we both seemed to have a case of the blues. Sometimes all it takes is a conversation with a friend to lift our spirits which we both felt happy after a few minutes. We both agree that it is so easy to look at the stuff in life that we haven’t accomplished or is making us unhappy. Why do we focus on those things rather than the good?

Many people talk about the law that attracts things to us. People have phrased it different ways but it all seems do be based on our ‘feelings.’ Like, ‘what we feel we will attract.’

Here’s an image I found that might make you feel HAPPY:

Rainbow-dalmation

I’ve been doing an experiment for a few days and wondering how I can impact my feelings. If I always feel like I’m procrastinating and behind in my responsibilities, I will always be procrastinating and behind in my responsibilities.

So for a few days now I have had my ‘to do’ list in front of me. Next to it (and on the same sheet of paper) I have my ‘have done’ list. Even the little things like making my bed, doing the dishes make it on the ‘have done’ list. I’ve noticed that I get a WHOLE LOT of things done from my ‘to do’ list now and am actually feeling happy and have a huge sense of accomplishment. I feel lighter on my feet, more outgoing and am interested to see how this continues.

Lao Russell wrote a book called ‘God Will Work With You But Not For You‘ and I love that! It tells me that only when I take action that the Divine (God, the Universe, your Higher Power) will jump in and assist me. What a great concept! Two hands are always better than one and I’m certainly open for miracles.

Anyways, I am happy to report I’m getting a lot done and I’m feeling much better. Will be on the lookout for the miracles but truthfully believe they are coming! Do I always feel this motivated, energetic and inspiring? Hardly. 99.999% of my days I wake up as an afraid old grinch, angry that I cannot stay in bed. We all have to coax the little voice in our head to get a move on. Let’s believe that when we start pushing ourselves to work toward a goal, we have an invisible hand giving us assistance along the way.

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Sandra Champlain is the author of the #1 international bestseller, We Don’t Die – A Skeptic’s Discovery of Life After Death and How to Survive Grief CD. She is the co-founder of We Care Grief Support helping others through loss back into life. See the documentary made about Sandra and her mission called We Don’t Die – Documenting a Skeptic’s Discovery of Life After Death.

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This Very Moment…Could it Be the MOST Important one?

This VERY moment could be one of the most important moments of your life. I had a strange thought in my head this morning as I was taking a shower (where I seem to do my best thinking.”

“What if it IS really all about the journey, not the destination?”

We’ve heard a zillion times that life is about the journey, not the destination, right? Today, I felt overwhelmed by all the things I have to get done and that there is not enough time. I feel that almost every day when I look at my ‘to do’ list.

There I was in the shower with this profound thought that THIS moment may be one of the most important in my life. Even now typing this blog post may be another profound moment for Sandra. In the shower I became ‘in the moment’ and tried to give full attention to what I was doing. I smelled the fragrance of the soap, felt the sensation of my fingertips on my scalp, and was concentrating while using the squeegee on my shower walls.

What if the TRUE brownie points in life come while paying full attention to what we are doing in each moment? Yes, I know we have to all have goals and keep the ‘to do’ list on the radar screen. However, could you imagine arriving in Heaven and finding out that the real purpose of life was not how much you could accomplish but how you spent every moment getting there?

I can see myself with St. Peter at the Pearly Gates as he says, “Well Sandra, you did a great job on earth. You helped a lot of people, you loved, you did a lot of things…but you kinda missed the point! You never really tasted the food set before you, you never soaked up the feeling of being embraced in a hug, you never noticed all the flowers before you, the birds in the sky and the sounds that filled your life. You were too busy thinking about what you need to get done! Back you go, try again,” he says.

Screen shot 2014-06-13 at 9.26.47 AMCan you be in the present moment brushing your teeth? Try it!

Who knows if I am speaking the truth here, but I have a funny feeling there would be a whole, new dimension of life that would open up if we really took the time to believe that THIS VERY MOMENT is incredibly important in my life. Then try to do that with every single moment.

What do you think?

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Sandra Champlain is the author of the #1 international bestseller, We Don’t Die – A Skeptic’s Discovery of Life After Death and How to Survive Grief CD. She is the co-founder of We Care Grief Support helping others through loss back into life. See the documentary made about Sandra and her mission called We Don’t Die – Documenting a Skeptic’s Discovery of Life After Death.

 

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The Bad Stuff that Happens in Our Lives

I love Mike Dooley and his daily “Messages from the Universe” from tut.com. They brighten my day or give me a good start to the day.  Today’s message was this, and it got me thinking:

It’s like all of the bad stuff, Sandra, is just training so that you can fly higher into the light, on magic wings, over the rainbow, on a white unicorn, with your best friends, and live happily-ever-after.

Seriously,
The Universe

Bad stuff happens to all of us. I know that it is a part of life and so is the good stuff. My mind went to the suffering from cancer my poor father went through just before he died. As much as I believe in life after death and our time on earth being an education for the soul, I couldn’t understand why suffering had to hurt so badly. There is a passage in the bible that says something like ‘those who suffer the most get to be closer to Jesus.’ Whether it is true or not, I read it to my father trusting he could here me. It was an awful time.

Anyways, today just got me thinking. Maybe there is fabulous, joyous times ahead. Maybe the tough times lead to the best times. May happen while we are still on earth, but maybe not. This one I leave in the hand of “The Big Guy” and have faith that we have nothing to fear if we are the best person we can be.

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