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A Pocket Full of Grace and #CandyCrush

Grace is a subject we don’t often talk about these days, because we are more interested in getting certain people convicted of their crimes and removed from high ranking positions.

Let’s not be so concerned with other people, right now. Let’s discuss the grace you have offered yourself lately? In what ways do you administer grace in your own life, besides playing #candycrush?

An Example of Grace in My Own Life

When I lived in Nashville I had a very successful business, which included both music lessons (voice and piano) and a hypnotherapy practice of the clinical nature. I was used to people recommending my practice because of many successful reports from clients who had gone on to do great things in the music department and people who had had complete healings in the clinical hypnosis part.  I had been in practice for over 28 years in Nashville. My reputation and my successes had time to generate return business and also friends of friends would often recommend me.

When I moved to Florida, I assumed that I would be one of the frontrunners here because of all of my 35 years of experience in Nashville.

I understood the circumstance, though, of starting a new business. I have to remember that a long-standing reputation as a successful teacher and hypnotherapist doesn’t matter to people who don’t know you or your friends and family. Their judgments are harsher.

In Nashville I had people come to my practice with high recommendations from producers, agents, musical theater teachers, other students, band members, and recording studies. In a different city, those recommendations mean little to nothing.

Also, three years ago, I had decided that I was going to approach life through a spiritual microscope. I didn’t want to look at life as a business venture. I wanted to live everyday being led by my meditations and by the angels and spirits toward a more fulfilling, prosperous, and joyful life.

Recently, after much prayer about success, I heard a message in my spirit:

“Simply move forward with the opportunities that are set in front of you! Don’t hesitate. Many other opportunities will follow.”

Very soon after this prayer, many opportunities began to come my way. Here is the catch, though: When you ask for Spirit to lead you, you must be ready to be led away from some things as much as being led toward them. (This includes friends, home, some family members, places of work, and places you play.)

Since this prayer, I have gain a few clients every week, but some also leave or dismiss me as their teacher or helper. This is the part that requires grace.  I have had more of a turn over in clients than I have had in years. The people who stay are more than exuberant about the work we do together. However, the people who leave are also exuberant. It’s as if Spirit is saying “no” to me and to them immediately.

Most of the time I’m completely surprised at who leaves, because they have expressed to me how grateful they are and how I’ve helped them so much. Then, a week later, they quit.

I am personally left with a feeling of lack and a hit to my self-confidence.

You may ask: “How can someone who has been successful for so many years believe he is not good enough now?” The truth is in the physiology of your human neural pathways in the brain that are hit whenever you get triggered by an old belief of yourself. Your circumstance changes, but your thoughts and beliefs as you have learned your spiritual lesson should stay the same. But, often, you will find yourself in an old place, feeling depression and remorse.

This is the point of the story!

When you are triggered with an old belief about yourself, you must use every tool you know to keep yourself guarded from the negative thoughts of the past. Keep people around you who are full of positivity. Personally, when I’m not afraid to admit I’m losing confidence, my helpers immediately come to my aid, sharing the good news of “Who I Am” in the One Mind of God. I am  not who I was as a child. This is important.

Self-grace is even more important than you think.

I had an experience of this feeling recently. I took an entire day for myself. I cancelled everything and sat with my thoughts and with the uncomfortable feeling of being not worthy and not good enough. I walked down a dark road to meet the phantom voices of these thoughts. I stared them in the face and spoke my truth to the entities. Then I meditated.

 

I did this ritual most of the day, by myself, and fully exposed to spirit. By evening, I felt as if I was returning to normal. I was able to let go of the old thoughts completely and move forward again.

Had I not taken the time to be still and recognize the issues coming up, to be honest with myself, the feelings would have been oppressed and tamped down. Eventually, I would have gotten sick from the old, festering thoughts; and they would have manifested in negative ways.

I’m not sure that I won’t continue to feel some of these negative feelings again, but I feel well equipped with Spiritual Fortitude and great affirmations that will keep me on guard for the negativity of the past, if they do return.

We have the power to have GRACE for ourselves. We must use it. We can give all of our grace away to others. If we do so and save none for ourselves, then we will eventually end up disliking ourselves for the sake of helping others.

In this case, you might as well put down your bag of love, leave it on the altar, and walk away from all the good you do. Grace can’t come from a person who doesn’t forgive him- or herself. It comes from someone who understands and empathizes with the person experiencing negativity, even if (and most especially if) it is you.

Then and only then can you be a healer in this world.

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Held in the Hands of Grace #grace #spiritualadvice #personalpower #newthought

Grace holds two very distinctively different definitions in the American Heritage Dictionary. One definition defines it as “in Christian belief.” The other definition is for the rest of the world—69% who are not Christians.

Definition 1: (in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.

Definition 2: simple elegance or refinement of movement.

Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 10.04.32 AMI did not realize how many words have different definitions to non-believers in Spirituality or Religion until I wrote my most recent book. My publisher suggested in the editing process: “I want this book to be read by everyone, including people who consider themselves Atheists or Agnostic.”

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This invitation to make my book more affable for the 69% of the world who weren’t Christians gave me great joy. I wanted to share concepts that everyone could use, without the need to demand religious sanction for not agreeing with my word choices. After beginning the process, I realized that when I released all of the words that make God the creator of all, I was left with more choices than I realized: science, nature, metaphor, humanity, Mind, thoughts, emotions, evolution, and certainly grace.

I also noticed that no matter what words I chose to replace the spiritually related ones, in my mind, I could not deny that the power of grace was perfectly manifesting in many attributes of the world. For example, the way a flower blooms, the effortless flight of a bird, the sun reflecting on the lake, and a snow-capped mountain rising above the clouds. This is the kind of love we can perceive on this earth, should we choose to see it this way.

I noticed that there were even more negative words that lead us to a more obscure look at life. These words such as struggle, poverty, anxiety, war, terrorism, and devastation are all quite opposite of this power of grace. It is as if we have to deny one to get to the other. For example, what terrorist positing war could consider the smile of a baby or the beauty of a lily? What anxious person worried about paying the rent this month or feeding a family takes the time to actually smell a fragrant flower and imagine that what created this graceful beauty would surely be available to help him or her in whatever struggle anxiety brings?

We live in a world of opposites. We can always choose to see the positive instead of the negative. We can always find the grace in the mess. We can find a way to understand the world without allowing all of it to be all good or all bad. Humanity needs both sides of this Yin and Yang to be able to choose something! Will that something be to decide you are held in the hands of grace? Or will you choose to believe that what holds the world in place is terrorism?

I cannot live in a world where I wake up every day to negativity. In a world such as that, we have few choices. I would rather just stay asleep and dream of grace. At least, I can pretend I’m safe from all that the news and media suggests would torment us in one day.

Listen my friends! You are not held captive to negative thinking. Negative thinking is your choice—always. You can be held in the hands of grace simply by believing it and acknowledging that grace exists all around you. If negativity were in control of the world, we would all have been destroyed long before today.

Grace is still flowing in the streams and in the blue skies. Which vista will you see today?

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A Glimpse of Grace

When I made my huge transition to Southern Florida and changed my entire life, I felt as if I was under this huge umbrella of Spiritual grace that continued for a perfect amount of time until I was settled. As I began my new life, one of the first moves I made toward change was to begin a meditation and prayer practice daily. I, also, started a class with a woman who has had 40 years of experience in teaching prayer, which has helped me integrate this practice more efficiently and succinctly into my life.

The dictionary defines grace as: the free and unmerited favor of God. I’m of the belief that everyone can be under this beautiful law of grace. But, for some reason, sometimes, we actually feel mountains being moved, doors being opened, and prosperity flowing in new and unlimited ways. This is what I would consider a time of experiential grace. Why can’t this be the paradigm we live in continually.

We experience these moments of doors opening wide from grace only to show us that the perfect NOW can always be a part of our lives. “As one with the power of the entire Universe, today we reach out our hands together into the Subjective Consciousness of love, grace, peace, and prosperity, knowing that all is in divine order.

“Perfect strength and wisdom enlarges every opportunity to grow financially and spiritually. We see each other whole and complete, and in the embrace of a perfect love for each other and for You, Spirit. We release this treatment to the Law and know it’s so. And so it is!”

Use this kind of prayer when you awake in the morning. Then sit with the prayer and imagine a time in your life when you felt the kind of grace I mentioned above. This is called adding a “mental equivalent” to your prayer, which can be quite powerful if you use it. You can begin to experience the power of grace in your life continually when you sit in silence with a combination of oneness with God, creative intelligence operating through you to express and out-press dreams and positive beliefs, and when you add to it the passion you feel with a mental equivalent, you will see your life change in exponential ways.

Personally, some days I can hardly believe my life is emanating from the same source as it had before I left Nashville. Everything in my life has changed as a result of the mental fix in my prayer and meditation practice. You could have this, too, if you would invest just a small amount of time in creating good from the Source of all Creation.

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Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books: ]

 

 

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