Spiritual Concepts Toward Happiness
By Joy Abrams
concept for many of my students to understand is that their
thoughts do not control them. They control their thoughts.
If your thoughts are negative, positive energy cannot flow
in. A negative thinking pattern sets up roadblocks in creating
the very things that you are hoping to accomplish. Working
with and living by the precepts that I have written here will
help to set up new pathways of positive thinking in your brain.
In time all these positive thoughts in your new thinking system
will begin to flow outside of you and like a rubber band it
will expand and spring right back to you. The result will
be that wonderful things will start to happen for you.
spiritual concept is forgiveness.
This is the hardest concept to work on. You might have been
badly hurt. Perhaps you were ignored and not treated kindly
when it meant the world to you to be accepted. Perhaps you
were lied to or cheated or someone you loved was not treated
fairly. Forgiveness does not mean that you choose to be with
that person again. Of course that is your choice. It simply
means that you free yourself from the shackles of thoughts
that has bounded you to these circumstances and has not allowed
you to move freely in a more positive direction. During this
process of forgiveness and letting go it is helpful to take
refuge with spiritual people that are on the same path as
you as they will give you the support that you need. Not being
able to forgive is a major stumbling block toward success.
concept is discrimination.
As you become more spiritual you will notice that you will
become more discriminating. Please note that you might have
difficulty with this word because it might denote to you the
concept of dividing and splitting up groups. That is not what
I mean. I am referring to your knowing people by what they
say and the energy that they give off. Energies are qualities.
Kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness and consideration are
all positive energies. You want to nurture yourself by being
around people who exude these energies. However, jealousy
hate and rage are negative energies. You need to be more discriminating
about being around these energies, as they can be harmful
to your personal spiritual equipment. As you become more spiritual
your nature becomes more fine-tuned and can be damaged easily.
Keep in mind that becoming more discriminating does not mean
that you are not still able to see the loving side of each
person and include that potential in your hearts.
spiritual rule is reaction.
There is no room for your reacting adversely in your spiritual
life. That does not mean that you do not stand your ground
in situations that are affecting you. However, reacting adversely
in rage or anger just grounds you in the very situation that
you are trying to overcome. What ever it is just let it be…By
reacting in a negative manner you just set up roadblocks in
your own physical system and affect your own health. Reacting
very negatively just binds you to the very traits that you
were hoping to leave behind. Remember a rose cutting becomes
a rose. It just takes time and a lot of patience…