September 19, 2014
You’re the only one who knows when you’re using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together and when you’re opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is – working with it rather than struggling against it. You’re the only one who knows.
September 15, 2014
“The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes. ”
Think on This… August 3, 2014
For we grow in grace by applying grace and mercy – and in understanding as we try to understand. For it is the try, the attempt, that is the righteousness of man. Not by any deed or act, but “by the fruits ye shall know them.”
Think on This… July 22, 2014
From what may anyone be saved? Only from themselves! That is, their individual hell; they dig it with their own desires!
Edgar Cayce – Reading 262-40
“Take a condition which baffles you. It can be about future plans, despondency, finances, anything at all. You may believe yourself incapable of finding an answer, or may assume there is no solution at all. Drop these beliefs. Ask a question about the puzzling condition, then listen for the answer from your true nature. The self-dialogue might go like this:
‘How can I solve this condition?’
‘By understanding it.’
‘How can I understand it?’
‘By ceasing to fear it.’
‘How is that accomplished?’
‘By refusing to give it false power over you.’
‘Why do I give it false power?’
‘Because you do not as yet realize your actual supremacy.’
‘Then I need only seek more self-knowledge?’
‘Yes, for you are the answer as well as the question.’”
Vernon Howard – Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge, p. 21
Think on This… July 20, 2014
Each one who has a soul has a psychic power–but remember, brother, there are no shortcuts to God! Ye are there–but self must be eliminated?
Edgar Cayce – Reading 5392-1
Think on This… July 16, 2014
Hence as has been given, know thyself, in whom thou believest! Not of earthly, not of material things, but mental and spiritual–and why! And by keeping a record of self–not as a diary, but thy purposes, what you have thought, what you have desired, the good that you have done–we will find this will bring physical and mental reactions that will be in keeping with the purposes for which each soul enters a material manifestation.
Edgar Cayce – Reading 830-3
7/14/2014 “To be true to yourself you must defy the false sense of guilt which insists you must be true to tradition and superstition.”
Vernon Howard – The Power of Esoterics, p. 117
7/13/2014 “In your quest of self-command you will eventually attain a remarkable talent. You will be able to cut off a negative thought before it penetrates your psychic system to do damage. Being very alert, you cut it off at once, just as the conductor of an orchestra cuts off disharmony with a single wave of his baton.”
Vernon Howard – 700 Inspiring Guides To A New Life, # 87
7/10/2014 “Mental pain can just as easily drive a man sane as drive him crazy. Now isn’t that a nice opening thought to start the day with? See, you thought you were a permanent victim of your own falsely operating mind. Unknown to yourself, you have given up to these alien forces, dark spirits. You have surrendered to them without knowing that you have. And your fear of them is what keeps them alive. They have no energy outside of what you mechanical reactions give them because they are mechanical, not conscious.”
Vernon Howard – SOLVED The Mystery of Life, p. 226
7/3/2014 “How does an individual come to his senses and stay there? How many of you feel that’s an important question for you to answer?
Let’s look at it from all sides. How do we come to our senses, that means, how do I become sane, how do I have an inner condition that is stronger than anything in this world, stronger than any remark someone might make, stronger than a loss I might sustain? The question is, by what means do I get rid of my turmoil, mental and emotional and be in such constant self-command and cosmic knowledge that I never ever have to burst out in fiery flames of rage, hostility, at any time?”
Vernon Howard 12/31/1988
7/1/2014 “‘Can you also summarize the way out of this nightmare? Could we have some short and meaningful points?’
‘Honestly face your inner contradictions; don’t pretend they don’t exist. Have the courage to strike out in the new direction whispered by your True Self. Dare to take your own life into your own hands. Stop conforming. Don’t let inner pressures goad you into unwise decisions. Dare to abandon your rigid ways of thinking. Walk forward with the simple truth that the good life awaits you.'”
Vernon Howard – Psycho-Pictography, p. 59
Think on This… 6/29/2014
. . . happiness is love of something outside of self! It may never be obtained, may never be known by loving only things within self or self’s own domain!
Edgar Cayce Reading 281-30
Think on This… 6/26/2014
And as ye give, so may ye receive. For with what measure ye mete, so is it measured to thee again. Make this clear in the experience of all.
Edgar Cayce – Reading 1823-1
6/25/2014 “A spiritual guide taught his class, ‘You want to change your life without changing yourself. Impossible. You _are_ your life. You and your life are the very same thing. This can be understood with the illustration of ground for planting crops. Healthy soil produces good crops, while inferior ground can only produce worthless harvests. The nature of the ground and the nature of the crops cannot be separated. Neither can your nature be separated from the results of that nature. So self-change alone creates life-change.'”
Vernon Howard – 700 Inspiring Guides To A New Life, # 364
Think on This… 6/22/2014 Know first, the Lord thy God hath not tempted any soul, He hath not given any soul that it may not meet. And He hath prepared a way of escape for each soul if it will but harken to that voice deep within! Not through some long-winded individual’s sayings, not that there will not be those inclinations to say, “Well, this or that or the other makes little or no difference,” but that which is the prompting of the inner conscience.
Edgar Cayce Reading 417-8
6/18/2014 – It is the same with physical body; it has an alarm system to let us know something is wrong with our body. – don Miguel Ruiz
6/18/2014 - Thoughts: Vernon Howard’s 2/5/1986 talk I listened to parable about the ridiculousness of taking a potion to completely rid ourselves of all physical pain and but we do all we can to stop our emotional pain. Our physical pain tells us something is wrong with our body just like emotional pain is telling us that something is wrong with our life and it is a clue to waking up! Nice recurring theme between Miguel & Vernon…
|Think on This… 6/16/2014 Know in self that the greater part is ever within self when trouble arises between self and daughter, between self and neighbor, between self and husband. For that we think, that we give voice to in condemnation of others, we will find within our own selves. For the Lord thy God is one. And where ye condemn, so are you condemned. As ye forgive, so are ye forgiven.|
|Edgar Cayce – Reading 3457-1|
6/15/2014 – Every human is completely responsible for his actions, even if he doesn’t want to be. – don Miguel Ruiz
6/14/2014 “When a man actually sees the dreadful price he pays for his
unconscious negativities, he stops them. No man _consciously_
harms himself. If he does not stop, he does not see. We always
feel bad whenever we do something against our true interests.
This can be a great clue for self-correction. Problems and
pains always accompany a self-harming thought or action.
There is something within, trying to awaken us. We can
cooperate by trying to open our eyes.”
Vernon Howard – The Power of your Supermind, Chap. 9, p. 120
Think on This… 6/8/2014 The entity should keep close to all of those things that have to do with outdoor activities, for it is the best way to keep yourself young–to stay close to nature, close to those activities in every form of exercise that breathes in the deep ozone and the beauty of nature. For you may breathe it into thine own soul, as you would a sunset or a morning sun rising. And see that sometimes–it’s as pretty as the sunset!
|Edgar Cayce – Reading 3374-1|
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”
– Saint Francis de Sales