75 Questions: Day 57

At the onset of this series of questions, there were 75  days before the pivotal start of a new Gregorian calendar year – 2017. Thus, each day and for  the next 18 days (Monday – Sunday) the blog postings will ask you just one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, it may be the catalyst for indelible change, or it may even tickle you.

The intent of the 75 questions is to probe, to prompt a reaction, to get you to stretch, to press beyond tradition or boundaries, to think broader, to break free, to face the fear, or liberate you by confirming what you already know for sure. You are only asked to respond with a thoughtful answer to the question.

“Our task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi

Each question, ultimately gives you to space to discover how to love yourself. You may even find that Terry Cole Whitaker is right-what you think of me is none of my business. Make it your business to let love emanate from within, to accept ypurself.

These 75 question can precipitate change. The question is to be a inquiry into pathways of inner change that leaves you feeling more safe, in control, powerful, intrigued, and authentic.

When these amazing emotions are opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.

Question 57: What do you accept about yourself?

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Monday Miracle: Service

Serve from the heart

                               Serve from your heart

 

“Faith is the magnet which draws the confirmation of the Merciful One.  Service is the magnet which attracts the heavenly strength.” ~Abdu’l-Baha

Opening up your heart to serve others allows you to experience a greater feeling of gracious thoughtfulness.  When you decide to interact with others today through the mindfulness of service, you extend the heart-shake of good will.

Service to and mindfulness about others around you could be as simple as expressing your appreciation to other, sharing your talent for a project or purpose, extending well wishes that contribute to their happiness. Service may also mean that you give a monetary charitable gift or that you may want to accept a larger load of responsibility so that someone else can take a break.

The intrinsic beauty of service is that it helps you expand your feelings of love for others and it allows you to experience a connection that transcends tradition or the bounds of societal norms.  Abandon superstition, materialism, selfishness, or the intellect which leads you to ignore opportunities for service. Instead, experience a pure consciousness of love, the alpha of which is service.

In generosity and helping others, be like a river. In compassion and grace, be like the sun.” ~Melvana Celaeddin-i-Rumi

Magnetize your life today; serve others with a heart of love.  Be a river, be a sun.

Monday Miracle

Make a declaration.

Most people do not get what they want because either they are unclear about what they want or the other percentage is reticent to talk about what they want. Well, it is time to make a declaration. Declare your independence, complete severance, from formless thinking.

Start this day, and every day hence, with a declaration. Say: I declare that I will eat healthy, low sugar foods today. Or you may say, I declare that I will add ten more minutes of exercise or meditation today. You may declare to visit someone you have missed and haven’t seen in a while.  It’s your declaration, as unique and intentional as your fingerprint. You don’t need approval; just declare this is what I want.

Your declaration contains the force for change.  When you declare your intentions, especially in writing, the universe rushes to fulfill your heart-deep want. You have the power. Consider the Aladdin myth where the genie in a bottle says, “Your wish (declaration) is my command.”  This legend of mentality is actually rooted in ancient texts of universal cannons of attraction. Take time to read Collier, Shinn, Campbell, the book of Paul, Towne, Rumi, Vedic writings, Baha’i scripture, Haanel or others in the same scope. You will find the same theme.

Know what you want and make a declaration for that.

Modern literature, The Secret or The Throne of Your Inner Temple, or Your Best Life Now or Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits! , makes the same direct claim-ask and you shall receive or you get what you pay attention to. The inference is that you can get what you want. There is no need to jump ahead, no need to hoard, no need to be malicious at all; it’s yours-earmarked for you once you know what you want and make a declaration for it.

In the world of physics or particle theory, the atom of energetic declaration starts a vibration that moves and energizes the rush of aide to fulfill your deepest desire. It is best to caution you here: the energy will flow to what you declare you want IF you do not block the vibration resonance with doubt, fear, or negative mind talk.

An intangible declaration can be transmuted into physical fulfillment.

Your declaration is yours to command.