New Habit, Hmmm What Shall it Be?

Forming New Habits

I have been thinking about it and we work with three areas of being, heart, spirit and soul, for me the balance of those and of those with consistent right knowledge seems key to a great future and solid faith journey.  My new habit, to start with I would like to work with is balance of heart, spirit and soul as a Christian artist, with this seeking of this consistent right knowledge.  What do I have to for that to happen? As I see it a few things:

  1.  Meditate on the right things
  2. Choose the right place to seek knowledge
  3. Develop my craft as an artist and my faith building in a way that balances all three

The right things, right place, that is the next piece that has to fall into place, which I will be working on, and sharing with you.

Forming New Habits

Forming New Habits

I have prayed and meditated as far back in life as I can remember and when I have gotten a “word of knowledge” my approach has been “full steam ahead, broad stroke with big brush”.  We know the question that gets asked “So, how’s that working for ya?”  Well, truth be told, not as great as I would like it to, and that could be said pas and present.  When I found this pin, I realized that I have been changing my approach, adjusting my compass, how I respond to any turbulence etc..  What I would like to do is take one item listed at a time, share my view of why I think it makes a lot of sense, and apply it to my life and share with you how that is going. 

Let’s start with focus on one new habit.  Often we for example make a list of ten new year resolutions, well how realistic is that, or of ten goals to achieve in the next month.  Having goals is great, but how about one day at a time, one step at a time, one goal at a time, one habit at a time.  One new habit, I need to choose one new habit, something I want to initiate to improve my life, assist in my personal growth maybe as an artist, or in my faith. This is a start.  In the next few days I will think about this goal, and set that goal.  I will let you know what that goal is. Hopefully you will be inspired along my journey.

Shalom and Amen

 

Candle Prayers

This year my health really knocked me out and I did not get an advent wreath and we only put up the nativity scene, not even the tree, kept it simple as myself and my 93 year old mum have had a rough time health wise. However, if I had gotten the wreath it would have been great to have these prayers to reflect on.  You can vary them, modify them to your own heartfelt words, but they are a nice model to work with.

 

Advent Candle Prayers

Helping Others to Accept Christ

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Believe it or not, Christ Consciousness, Christ embrace is not easy for everyone. Often times when we think we want to help, we are disliked by other people. You may wish to help your friends, family or closest partner to awaken to beautiful settings in life. You may want your mother or possibly that elder sister to just awaken and accept rather than suffer. You want to show them the benefits of changing their way of thinking. However, it is not as easy as you think.

Consider the example of Christ. He enlightened all of us. However, you also know that despite his miracles, there were those who stood against him. Even among his chosen companions, there were some who didn’t follow him as strongly as his truly devoted ones. There were others who opposed him although knowing he was chosen one. I am not referencing this in comparison to your family or friends. What you need to learn is that the great master approached everyone according to their own level and intelligence. He didn’t impose rules on anyone. He loves everyone and approached them all. However, there are following things you can do to your relatives which will possibly open their mind for spiritual change.

Permission:

Your family or closest friend may or may not respond well to pieces of advice you offer them. No matter the amount of love, the advice will seem to be imposing if you offer them regularly. Instead, why not start with asking how can you be of any help? If they tell you, it is best. Ask their permission in giving advice like can I have a say in this matter.

No need for Pity:

Never feel sorry for your friend or family. When you feel pity for them, it might also become apparent from your behavior. They would straight up reject your advice. Instead approach this way, “Hey, you aren’t weak, you are a strong person”. Encouraging them as well as

Compassion:

Often times it is the troubles which either make a person bitter or they make one better. Try compassion always. When you approach someone with compassion, they will respond well to your advice. They will see you as guide. You have perfect opportunity to let them be led towards the great Master.

Support:

While compassion is best, offering advice isn’t the only thing they will respond well to. What do your friends or simply humans need when they are sad? They need support and need to feel loved. They often don’t view advice as relatable since it sometimes makes them feel they were wrong. No matter your intention, your advice may not be the best way. You need to be their support through tough times to let them trust you. Only then, you will have chance to become their guiding light.

No to Negative folks:

This one is especially difficult. Some among your friends or even your family will not only reject your advice, they will try to bring your vibrations down too. They have chosen to become bitter instead of better. Any advice you offer will be made fun of. In this scenario, it’s better to stay away than offer any help. If they ask for help, it’s good. If they don’t, never approach on your own. You need to heal and remain healed than trying to heal the destructive people. You can only pray to Jesus for them.

Always keep in mind that although spirituality is a wonderful thing, Master Jesus didn’t impose ore even judge everyone on its basis. The great Master told only his secrets to those who wanted to follow him. You should go for same attitude.