Friday, April 30, 2010

Finding What We Know

Gathering information that expanded my perception of the world and challenged the negative beliefs that ruled my unhappy life was difficult for me to find.  I wanted it to be beneficial and useful, not just weird and exotic.

One way of doing this is checking out what others have found to be the truth for themselves.  This can be accomplished through lots of different mediums but a favorite of mine developed when independent films started to flourish from the advances in technology.

It can be educational and fun to watch a fictional flick, but to really learn a lot about a subject, documentaries are the best.  Since my favorite subjects have been science, spirituality and psychology (which accumulated in college as my degree in Liberal Studies), a must-see film that brings these subjects together in an entertaining, enlightening adventure is What the Bleep Do We Know? that was developed by William Arntz.

Friday, April 23, 2010

A New Life

Spring is the season for growth and change.  People have the potential to change and grow so much that completely new lives can be created.

There has been many times in my life that I have done just that; through moving, marriages, new careers, different hair colors or wardrobes, etc.  Random change was helpful by showing me what does not work but what I needed was purposeful change.

This world offers so many different ways a person can discover his or herself.  One of the ways I do this is through meaningful, inspirational music and my favorite is singer/songwriter Adrianna Larkin.  Her latest CD, Sacred Fire, is about change and exploring the inner self.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Uniting Our Mind and Body

Science and religion have been separated ever since the Church killed scientists because their discoveries did not agree with the religious beliefs.  This division even extended into how we feel about our own bodies, as in the separation of mind and body.

We go to doctors for checkups because our minds do not know when something is wrong with our bodies.  Is this true?  Or is this a subjective belief that we been taught?

No matter how many centuries a belief has been practiced, it is never too late to reconsider and throw it out. For help in changing this thinking and uniting science with spirituality once again, my favorite book is Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton, PH.D.

Friday, April 2, 2010

God's Great Love

God loves us so much that He will not take away His gift of free will to save us from ourselves. We must make our own choices for change to improve our lives.

His purpose for us is to grow as beings and learn how to love. He does not view suffering as bad, but a very good thing that gives a person the opportunity for learning and redemption.

This world is full of pain and struggle because if we do not have the bad, well,  we would not recognize the good. But more importantly, suffering can cause great insight and personal growth.

But when people get their own way, they usually become entitled and selfish, not more loving. Real Love is what Jesus said about "Loving your neighbor as yourself and loving your enemies."