We hear a lot about the need to forgive people. For sure, it takes away our own anger and pain, but there is something else, perhaps more important about the need to forgive.
In this video Penny Wittbrodt talks about what happens when we have nasty thoughts about people.
Basically, our nasty thoughts reach the person. They attach themselves to the person. They reinforce the person being who he/she already is.
This is about as bad as it gets. Instead of helping them move out of their condition, we are assuring they stay as they are.
I have felt this in my own life, but did not identify it so clearly. For me it was the way my family thought about me. I felt their thoughts -- and could not seem to shed them. They were like slime attached to me, encasing me, giving me no room to breathe. And I had that sense of wanting to brush them off -- the thoughts -- off me, shake them off, but since I wasn't totally aware of what was happening I could not consciously do anything about it.
I've also seen this in one particular psychic reading session. The young man came from a family that was very strict. They wanted him to be a certain way, do what they thought was right for me, and so on. I clearly saw that energy around his head. It was strong. It absolutely limited what he could even think, let alone do in his life.
At this moment I don't know what is best to do with this new, broader understanding. But I do know that we can have nasty thoughts -- mostly because we can't help ourselves -- BUT what we CAN do with them is think them, then consciously make the intent that it not reach the person. Even our becoming aware of the thought as hurting someone, can be enough for it not to reach the person.
I am hoping that with a little time, I will know more and have even better solutions for this ubiquitous problem that does nothing for either making our lives better or the lives on the planet.
By the way, in my experience and understanding, she was not talking to God, she was talking to her higher self.
This clip from Dr. Bruce Lipton's talk summarizes nicely what I have seen psychically in psychic reading sessions with clients and write about in my book, The Workings of Energy in the Human Energy Field: A Psychic's Perspective. Thought impacts your body, creates your reality.
Not new information, but new to the general public. And in this short clip, Dr. Lipton brings in the science behind it.
Seth, in Jane Robert's Seth books, talks about this at length and depth. Highly recommended reading.
If you're on the spiritual path I know that, like me, you have been having trouble organizing and integrating your spiritual life and personal growth with everyday tasks and commitments.
All the planners out there have tight spaces for your appointments and perhaps, to-do lists, but none of them address your inner life, your personal growth, your heart's desires, your SOUL. (Except for some Christian planners, but we are not talking about that path here.)
I needed a planner that would include everything, all aspects of my being: spiritual development; personal growth and healing -- I wanted to be able to regularly address whatever childhood programing arose, or aspects of my human personality I wanted to develop; handle my various creative projects: writing books, creating guided meditations, and so on; a way to focus, make sure I get done what was really important that day and not get sidetracked by irrelevant stuff; and, of course, I wanted to keep track of any appointments. That's what I was looking for in my weekly planner.
Of course, nothing like that existed, so I created one.
Thought creates reality. We're always manifesting ourselves, our lives. My Manifesting Planner is about consciously addressing this growth in consciousness and evolution --the process of becoming more the divine humans that we really are.
Have you been seeking something like this, a planner that meets these needs? If so, take a look inside My Manifesting Planner in the Shop where you will also find supporting materials, My Dream Requests Notebook and My Divine Manifestation Project Notebook.
My Manifesting Planner is a wonderful way to integrate your entire life and advance your spiritual growth and personal development.
I've talked often about Dr. Raymond Moody. His book, Life After Life is the first book I came across that explained how I was able to see the spirit of my dad when he had died. Back then, there were no books. Back East, no one was talking about any of this.
Since then, everything has changed. Many people who've had near-death experiences have stepped forward to talk about them and write about them. Eben Alexander, Anita Moorjani are some of them, and much earlier Dannion Brinkley, as well as many, many others.
Here, Dr. Moody gives an utterly riveting account of his work with people who've had near-death experiences and how they describe their experience.
The main point is that death is a pleasant experience. Most people who've had a near-death experience do not want to come back -- no matter what kind of great life they've had here or who they'll be leaving behind; it's that wonderful.
The other point, obviously, is that we don't really "die." Once out of body, we remain who we are. Our consciousness operates outside the body. Later on, in the journey into the light, this begins to change as we integrate our soul knowledge into our earthly experiences.
Carlos Castaneda, in his many books, talks about death as being always with the spiritual warrior -- as a guide for life.
Robert Monroe taught people how to leave the body at will which, he believed, was important knowledge when it came to the time when we leave our bodies permanently. His experiences are chronicled in his three, what I believe to be, very important books.
For all books that inform about the nature of reality and near-death experiences, see The Nature of Reality page.