Do You Always Keep Your Promises?
I wanted to quit. I was already a week behind (5 days anyway) in trying to finish the scheduled work for that week in the MKE class. I didn’t see how this was going to get any easier anytime soon. This seemed too hard, and too much for me right now. What had been excitement in the beginning had now become drudgery. (I see now that the drudgery is my “old blueprint”; demons/minions coming after me, wanting me to justify the action.)
I wrote an email to the facilitator of the class announcing my intentions, respectfully. Her reply was to remind me what I had been warned about. She was going to hold me accountable.
The Value of Accountability
“You are teaching your subconscious something here, what do you want to teach it about you?
Will the progression of your life and the lives of those you love happen if you quit now? Will anything change?
I’m just covering myself here, I have to let you know that this is textbook ‘refusal of the call’ to the hero’s journey. Many, many people do it and continue their lives of quiet desperation, as Thoreau teaches us.
Refusal to become the hero of your own life, in the lives of the people who love you.” Continue reading
There Has to Be More
I love God, and I believe the Bible. I know that scripture needs to be interpreted by scripture and not to be taken out of context. All this having been said, I believe that the Lord wants much more for me and my life than what I have “settled for” or produced on my own. Is it alright for me to say before Him “there has to be more?”
Psalm 37:4 (ESV) – Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
John 10:10 (ESV) – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they (me) may have life and have it abundantly.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Continue reading
On a Journey With the Subconscious
The Subconscious Mind- what it is, and what it does
Here are a few dictionary definitions of the term “subconscious mind”-
- that part of the mind which is on the fringe of consciousness and contains material of which it is possible to become aware by redirecting attention;
- relating to thoughts and feelings that exist in the mind and influence your behavior although you are not aware of them;
- type of mind which is responsible for one’s thoughts and feelings; the seat of our principles and aspirations
The “conscious” or “objective” mind, the one we’re most familiar with, deals with impressions and objects of the outward life. The subconscious, on the other hand, controls the regular functions of the body which make physical life possible: breathing, blood flow, the building of bones, etc., and is a storehouse of everything we ever learned. This ability, by the way, is why people are able to recall such vivid details while under hypnosis. Continue reading