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Understanding Faith

November 2010


 Faith is a spiritual principle. So-called “blind faith” is not faith at all, but something more

akin to wishing.  Wishing to receive something is not the same as having faith that you are

going to receive it.  Faith changes our attitude; it changes our mental condition.  


When we are able to stay in faith, even the most challenging situations can be dealt with

In a calm confidence or – even better – with a sense of humor.  If you know – in faith, in

Absolute certainty – that you are headed in the direction of success and are sure to arrive at

the expression of your dreams, the bumps and bruises and setbacks along the way will be

dealt with effectively by you.  We do not get discouraged by a setback when we already  

know that our arrival to the place of our dreams is guaranteed. Such setbacks can be filed  

under the heading of “funny stories to tell “ -- the “we can look back on this and laugh  

about it one day.” It’s what makes our lives interesting. After all, how exciting can a  

j ourney be, a story be, when there are no twists and turns?



Think about a carnival ride.  Would you have any interest in riding a ride that simply moves  

straight ahead, at an average rate of speed, with no twists or turns or drops? No hidden  

curves or sudden speed bursts? Think about it. What kind of life would that be? Would a  

life like that even be worth living?



In the gospel of John, Jesus tells us in plain language that in this world there will be  

tribulations. He states, matter-of-factly, that we shall have difficulties. But he then  

instructs us to “be of good cheer.” He states that he has managed to “overcome the  

world.” What this tells us is that our real experience of our experience is dependent  

upon our attitude about what is happening.



As we stay mindful of the fact that our thoughts are creative we must remind ourselves

 that no thoughts are exempt from that; and in fact, reactive thoughts are just as powerful 

and will just as absolutely create in form. Why do we seem to get caught up in “tough  

times”? Why do we have those spells in our lives when nothing seems to go right? It’s  

because one or two things will happen as the result of previous error thinking on our part,  

but then instead of just accepting the experience and “being of good cheer” we react  

negatively by condemning, complaining, protesting, blaming. The next thing we know,  

we are being inundated with one bad experience after another, and the more that keep  

coming, the more we react negatively and the more we react negatively the more that  keep coming and so on and so on… 


 When we learn to live in faith we find a power over our attitude that we never knew  

possible before. The saddest of situations can be consoled by an attitude of faith. The  

angriest of confrontations can be pacified by an attitude of faith. The most challenging  

situations can be made easy by an attitude of faith.  


But one does not just one day "acquire" faith. Faith is a developmental state of mind that requires

consistent spiritual conditioning. What does that mean? It means you have to practice it. Every day.  

Every hour.  Every moment. You do not allow yourself any "breaks" for spending any time in doubt. 

You must walk the talk. You must live it. You must work it.



With it, all things are possible.



For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, "Move from here to there" and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you.    - Matthew 17:20


  ©  2010  wanda deagen * no portions of these articles may be used or reproduced without expressed written consent.





”Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform

you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know

the will of God.”       Romans 12:2


We experience life from within out.  We stand side by side with our brother, looking out over the same ocean, smelling the same scent in the air, heaing the same sound of the waves rolling into shore, and yet, we experience something completely different.  

Thoughts are things.  There is no such thing as an idle thought.  At every moment, we are actively creating in this world of form through the thoughts we are thinking.  At every moment, we are empowering those things which we give our attention to.  At every moment, we are nurturing what our mind is dwelling upon.  If you are not experiencing the life you want and would like to know why look no further than the mirror.  

The one who stares back at you is the one in charge of your life.  While that may seem harsh at first, once you actually consider what it means you realize that it is wonderful news.  YOU have the power to change your life by changing your thinking.

While earthly things can seem very powerful we must remember that those things are only appearances, and they will eventually pass away.  We must keep our thoughts aligned with Divine Mind so as not to have our consciousness contaminated.  It is easy to recognize when we have our thoughts properly aligned.  We are peaceful, joyful, and confident.  Everything around us unfolds with ease.  We stay in faith automatically, and never question why a certain thing has happened or not happened.  We realize -- by recognizing the power of our thoughts -- that we cannot escape our own good.

As with everything, we must make this a habit.  Make a decision to begin today to police your thoughts and substitute any error thoughts with thoughts of God.


© 2009  wanda deagen * no portions of these articles may be used or reproduced without expressed written consent.





April 29, 2012

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 

Hebrews 11:1 

I was working in my yard earlier this evening.  One of my greatest joys in the spring season!  As I prepared to plant the white Impatiens I had just purchased I dug my spade into the soil.  Immediately I saw that an earthworm came up in the scoop, writhing in what I could only sense as fear and despair.

I stopped and considered that only seconds before that he was living his life as it was.  He had not "sinned" nor disobeyed any superior being.  He was not minding anyone else's business.  He was simply an earthworm, doing as he was intended to do.

And I had just "unearthed" his entire world!  

I spoke to him:  "I am so sorry, little worm.  I promise you I meant you no harm!"  And then I did my best to return him to the soil, as calmly as possible, trying to re-create a setting as close to his original one I could.  I was filled with a love and compassion for his soul, and my greatest desire at that moment was for him to be able to recognize that love and receive it.

I had to wonder if he could hear my apology.  I had to wonder if he could understand that I had not meant to harm him in any way, that I was simply working in the "bigger picture."  What to me was nothing more than moving a clump of dirt, to him was upending his entire world. 

Is is so farfetched to think that this is how it is with God?  The universe that God manages is beyond our imaginations in volume and strength.  Perhaps any real peace of mind we are to find is dependent on our believing that God is taking care of the bigger picture.


Why do bad things happen to good people?  Why must the innocents be sacrificed in the name of war others declare?  Why would God rob someone of his health or abilities or mental faculties?  Why does the unborn child die in the womb?  Why does the innocent get shot on the street?

For as long as we are here, we will never know the answer.  This is why we have such a need of faith -- regardless of one's religious beliefs or non-beliefs.  I feel Paul put it so eloquently when he wrote that faith was "the evidence of things not seen..."  We might not see the big picture, but we have to know it is there.  What is a well-intended gardening effort for me is the destruction of another's entire world; and what I hold on to be my life and well-being is but a token to be moved on the game board of the almighty God.

Are we not taught that what God is in the large we are in the small?  Just something to consider...




March 29, 2012

"Never judge another man until you have walked five miles in his shoes."

Easter is next Sunday.  Of course, we know that the whole point of Easter is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  It is all about triumph; it is all about overcoming.  So I had to wonder why God has kept talking to me so much these past couple of weeks about judgment.

And I had to consider that possibly the reason Jesus was able to "overcome" the "enemy" was that he never allowed himself to judge them. Scripture tells us as he hung on the cross in agony he declared - not judgment, but rather, forgiveness: "Forgive them, for they know now what they do."


You see, as benign as it may seem, to judge someone is to condemn him.  If you judge someone to be inferior to you, you have just condemned him to being inferior to you.  If you judge someone to be irrational, you have just condemned her to be irrational.  If you judge someone to be evil, you have just condemned him to be evil.


Now don't misunderstand me.  Your condemnation alone is not going to interfere with that person's own free will and choice.  That person can still choose not to believe you and not to take on your condemnation.  Just like when someone passes judgment on you, you do not have to be affected by it.  You and you alone choose the truth of your being.  But while your judgment won't necessarily affect that person, it will affect YOU; for your condemnation will present itself at your own doorstep.


When Jesus said "Judge not, lest ye be judged", what he was really saying is whatever judgment you put out there is coming right back to you.  You had better make sure you are "all that" before you decide to "remove the speck from your brother's eye" because you might be quite surprised to learn how speckled your own eyes are!


Always remember that when things are not what you want them to be it is so easy to look "out there" and be presented with an endless number of people, circumstance to blame.  It's the government, the economy, the fundamentalists, the education system, other countries, and on and on and on...   We are so ready to give away our power rather than take responsibility for our own well-being.


Our judging others is just a way of avoiding our self-responsibility.


If your life is not what you want it to be, and you want to go straight to the one who is responsible, look no further than the mirror.  The only judgment that can serve you well is the one that declares you to be one with your Creator.

Just something to consider... 


If God is for us, who can be against us?   Romans 8:31 (niv)



March 27, 2011


In New Thought we are taught a practice called "using denials" which is basically, an effective way of "clearing out" stuff that we no longer wish to hold onto and thus, creating space for those things we now choose to receive.  This is an area which can get a little fuzzy.

Sadly, it is not uncommon for people to misinterpret what we mean by using denials.  Rather than use them as a means of releasing those things which do not serve them well, they opt to be "in denial" about those things that they do not wish to deal with! 

The use of denials falls under the LAW OF SUBSTITUTION.  Because there is no such thing as nothingness, we can never get rid of something; we can only replace it with something else.

The important thing to remember is this: Using denials in no way excuses your responsibility for taking care of those things you have created.  For example, if you are in debt, you can use denials effectively by affirming that you no longer lack for the means to pay your bills.  However, doing such a denial does not excuse you from actually paying off the bills you currently have.  I have seen numerous people try to use denials to support them in bad decision-making.  For example, moving into a home or space they cannot afford at the time and thinking that if they simply "deny" any shortage of funds the rent will magically get paid.

Mind you, I'm not saying that God doesn't rain down His magic upon us!  He absolutely does, and this should be a basic foundation of our faith.  However, God does expect us to use the "common sense" He gave to us.

Some simple facts:  

#1  The use of denials does not create a mental equivalent.   A mental equivalent is created through the feeling of faith.  Faith is a feeling of receiving and expectancy and deservedness. This is quite a different feeling from the one accompanying the denial.

#2  One cannot use denials to exempt himself from karmic debt.   The only way one can transcend karmic debt is through forgiveness.  This was the key message of Jesus the Christ.  Deny all you want -- until you have accepted forgiveness you will be paying karma in kind.

A very good exercise for practicing a balance of denials with affirmations is to declare:

I choose to replace __________________ with ________________.   

Using denials is a very helpful tool in maintaining the spiritual integrity of our consciousness.  As with all spiritual laws, we must use them correctly.  We must realize that denials are not a way of getting us out of our responsibilities, nor are they a substitute for forgiveness.  We use denials as a means of declaring -- distinguishing -- those things that no longer serve us and that we are ready to let go of.

Just something to consider... 

One of my personal all-time favorite declarations:  I choose God instead of the problem.  


How much more powerful would you feel in your life if you knew you could have a one hour meeting one-on-one with God the almighty each and every day?  Just the two of you, with Him offering you His undivided attention...

You could discuss your concerns, your ambitions, any confusion you might be feeling... If you had questions, you could have them answered.  If you needed information, you could get it on the spot.

You could use that time to thank Him for all the great stuff He's been doing for you and demonstrate to Him that you are using all the gifts He has given to you.  You could laugh together and tell jokes. (God knows some really good ones!)   

You could tell Him about stuff that's making you feel sad.  You could tell Him if your body isn't feeling good and ask what you should do to fix it.  During this time, you could revel in a love that reflects that of a parent, child, best friend, intimate partner, teacher, and student -- all expressions of love rolled up into one.

Think about it:  How would you feel at the end of this meeting?  Do you think your day would run more smoothly?  Do you think you would probably make better decisions?  Would you be in a better mood?  Would you be kinder and more patient with others?  Would you move through life with more confidence?  Would you make it a point to live out that day so that you would have amazing things to share in your meeting the next day?

Well guess what?  God actually has an opening for you in His schedule!

That's right!  God is ready and waiting to have daily walks and talks with you.  He's looking forward to spending that quality time with you each day.  He's just waiting patiently for you to set up the recurring appointment.
Of course, I understand that you might not be ready to set it yet.  Or else you might be able to set up one or two, but you can't commit to every day.  I mean, come on -- We've got things to do here!  It's hard enough to make time for the things like work, going to the grocery store, checking email, texting, appointments...   Not to mention the time we have to devote to reading all those spiritual books! 

But do you know what the nicest part of all this is, the thing that really tells us just how very much God must love us?  He is ready and He is waiting.  For YOU.  Whether you decide to schedule that meeting today or tomorrow or years from now, all you have to do is say "I'm ready."  

Do you get the magnitude of that?  The Almighty God stands waiting for your attention.  The great Universal Power -- that Infinite Intelligence that moved all things into existence -- stays ready for you to call upon It.

What are you waiting for?  If you really stop and think about it, what could possibly be more important than that?  It's definitely worth making the time for.

Just something to consider...

In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and He heard me. 

Psalms 120:1

The Collective Consciousness 

May 30, 2010

Every group – however small, however large – creates a dynamic of energy.  This energy – while being made up of the energy of individual souls – takes on an identity of it’s own. Our thoughts are the greatest users of energy.  As i think and you think and he thinks and she thinks, we become a collection of consciousnesses.   This is what we call a collective consciousness. 


There are many such creations of this collective consciousness since we are grouped together in such a variety of ways.  For example, one's family will have a collective consciousness.  A marriage will have a collective consciousness.  A society of culture will have a collective consciousness.  A nation will have a collective consciousness.  Basically, any time two or more aspects of creation come together a collective consciousness will be formed.

Naturally, then, the planet has a collective consciousness.


Do you believe our planet is ready to become paradise?  I consider myself pretty optimistic, but I have to answer "No way!" to that question.  We still have war, we still have intolerance, we still have people fighting over whose God is bigger...   We humans (supposedly the most advanced creature on the planet) are still confusing stewardship with bullying.  We allow the destruction of the very nature God put us in charge of, and we fail to show kindness and appreciation to his so-called "lesser" creatures.

It's time for us to take an action to raise the consciousness of the planet.

So how do we do that?  Remember this:  Your energy is contagious.  Your thoughts have power.  There really is no such thing as muttering something under your breath.  It still goes out there.  Every thought we have is creating something in form.  We need to start focusing on creating only good.

What would happen if from this moment onward you made a commitment to always be cheerful, regardless of what seems to be happening?  What effect could you have on the collective consciousness?  Once your good cheer rubs off on someone else, they themselves are going to be more cheerful.  Then that cheerfulness rubs off on somebody else and...   You get the picture.

We can literally save the planet!  ONE SMILE AT A TIME.   It's something to consider.


"…In this world we shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer..."    John 16:33


  ©  2010  wanda deagen * no portions of these articles may be used or reproduced without expressed written consent.


oct. 1, 2009

A thief can look like a street gang member or he can look like a respected CEO of a major company.  How we dress him is not going to change the fact that he is a thief in his heart.  Someone who sees herself as a victim will do so whether she lives in  tent or lives in a mansion.  A liar can wear all sorts of costumes; he's still a liar.

Unless the consciousness of an individual is changed, changing his surroundings will not create any real difference.  So many people play this game with themselves.  They make their life decisions based on what I am going to call "calculations in form."

Rather than looking deep inside for their Divine passion and then deciding what to "do" in life, they decide how much money they want to make and then look for something to do.  I can think of few things more backwards and absurd than that.  It's like hating the taste of spaghetti and choosing to eat it for supper and then trying to convince yourself that spaghetti is what you were hungry for.  The spiritual person asks himself:  What am I hungry for?  Then he makes his decision based on that.

But it is not just in choosing our vocations that we play this "devil's" game.  We base many other decisions on this misconception.  We limit our prayers based on odds and probability.  We say, "I would like to start my own business, but I need security, and the odds show that most new businesses fail within the first 2 years.  I had better just stay where I'm at and convince myself that I do not hunger for more..."

This is where you must ask yourself:  "Do I believe in a wimpy God?  Or do I believe in an all-powerful God?"

You can have either version, but you can't have both!  You can't claim to believe in an all-knowing-all-powerful God and at the same time believe that producing such a situation for you is beyond His capabilities.  Do you see the contradiction in thought?

Without exception, based on what we have fed into our subconscious up to this point in time will determine whether or not we manifest such a situation.  We must become in the habit of keeping our attention on Godly things.


"Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind.  Then you will be able to know the will of God."      

Romans 12:2 (TEV)

  ©  2009  wanda deagen * no portions of these articles may be used or reproduced without expressed written consent.


Oct. 29, 2009

            “…be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only…”   James 1:22

How in love are you with your problems?  Probably way more than you would ever want to

admit.  Even a newcomer to New Thought can rattle off quotations and instructions for the

law of substitution or the Golden Key technique.  The sticky part is many people never get

much further than reading about it and talking about it. 

It does not matter what you claim to believe; it is what you DO that reveals your beliefs. 

And when it comes down to creating the life you want...

...far too often there's too much talkin' and not enough walkin'!


You can read all you want.  You can discuss all you want.  You can attend seminar after seminar,

listen to lecture after lecture...  Until you put it into action it means nothing.

We are co-creators with God.  How many times have you heard that?  God expects us to

create, what we commonly in New Thought call demonstrate.  Until you are able to

demonstrate in your life, don't fool yourself into thinking you've "got it."  It is only when you learn

to "keep right thoughts" that you will be able to manifest the life you want.

The process is very simple.  Not necessarily easy, mind you!  But simple.  Keep your thoughts

on God instead of the problem.

(I know, I know!  You've heard that a hundred times before!  You already know that so skip

ahead...  Skip ahead...  Or maybe you should hear it again...   FOR THE FIRST TIME!)

When your boss does something that seems unfair, don't empower it be getting upset by it.

Don't invest your precious time running it through your head over and over.  Don't waste

your precious energy thinking about the negative effects this will have on you.  And please! 

Don't waste our oxygen talking about it to anybody who will listen!

When your significant other says something that hurts your feelings, don't turn it into a

full-blown soap opera in your head featuring you playing the victim.  Don't fool yourself

into thinking that getting mad at him and giving him a "taste of his own medicine" will

somehow make you powerful.

Instead, whenever anything happens that appears to be something other than good,

immediately turn your attention to God.

Seriously, if the choice was laid out this simply, what would you rather do?  Start counting

disappointments or start counting blessings?  Which do you think is going to make you happier?

As a minister, I have had some experienced New Thought folks share with me that they

would like to hear me talk more about that "metaphysical stuff."  Well all that stuff is

wonderful information and we should all want to learn it, but the simple truth is until you

start to practice the basics, the rest will not do you any good.

Oh, it will make your ego feel good!  Your ego will thrive on how smart it feels.  You

can go around and talk about all the books you've read and the classes you've attended.

But the real test is a simple one.  You are either livin a life that's about God or you're

living a life that's about something else.

How happy are you?  Something to consider...

“You will know them by their fruits.”  Matthew 7:16


© 2009  wanda deagen * no portions of these articles may be used or reproduced without expressed written consent.





How Soul Works Came To Be


It was in 1999 that I had reached a place in my life where I needed an outright miracle if I was to continue.  I had worked so, so hard and been so committed to succeeding, and I truly felt I had been following God's will.

As I prayed about it, little by little I began to get messages "from the other side."  As these messages became more and more frequent, I came to realize they were not from the other side at all; they were from here.  I may sound a little slow here, but that was the first time I truly realized that it was my soul that was talking to me, and in fact, it was my soul who had been talking to me since the beginning of time.

For the first time, I looked at everyone and realized that what I say and what I interacted with was nothing more than a character their soul was playing in this lifetime.  I had to wonder if any of them had come to this same discovery I had.  Did they realize their soul's voice was speaking to them?

Over the next few days, I was lead to the next logical consideration:  If my soul could speak to "me" -- my character -- couldn't it also speak to the souls of other characters?  For the first time, all those things I knew to be true, but could never come to actually understand, all made sense.

God's will is my will.  I am the actor in His production.  I have made an agreement with him to perform my own play which will fulfill a certain need in the overall picture.  He has made me not only the star, but the director as well.

As the director, I can consciously choose what, when, where, and how I want things to unfold.  I have cast all the other characters in my play -- the heroes and the villians, the characters I love and the ones I detest.  I have cast the comical ones and the tragic ones.  After all, that's what makes a story.




Are you reading the script or writing the script?


Too many folks go through their lives accepting them as a story that has already been written. They play the part (often grudgingly) of a character they have already been cast as. They interact (often hostilely) with the other characters who have already memorized their roles. They reside (often unfulfilled) in the setting and scenery that has already been decided. Quite literally, they end up spending their lives simply going through the motions.

When it comes to your life experience in this world, YOU are the creator. God is the power through which you create, and your life is your creation. 


Yes, it’s true that you came into this time-space by agreement to fulfill a particular purpose, but you are the spiritual artist who gets to paint the picture of how it happens.  You get to write the story of how it unfolds. You get to decide what it includes – comedy, adventure, romance, horror, drama. 

Does your production have singing and dancing?   Does it include daring acts of heroism and bravery? How have you cast all the other players?  If there’s a villain in your story, how was he cast in that role? What kind of scenery have you chosen?  And finally, will there be a happy ending? 

When it comes down to this movie called your life, God is the producer; but you are the director. It’s time for you to start taking that job seriously. Are you creating the life you want or are you just meandering through following some imaginary script you think has power over you? 


If you are not experiencing the life you want, perhaps it’s time to rewrite the script.   Introduce a few new characters, add a new light to the setting, throw in a little more comic relief. After all, it’s your movie, your life. Better make it what you want it.


"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."

- Harriet Beecher Stowe



this is how the holy trinity works:  the creator, the creating, and the created.

  ©  2010  wanda deagen * no portions of these articles may be used or reproduced without expressed written consent.



We must remember that everything we perceive in this world of form began as a thought. It was conceived in mind before it ever became an expression in the natural. Because our thoughts are individualized energies.

Of the one Divine Mind everything - everything - has a divine energy within it. This means that those things we consider to be merely material are actually "containers" for energy. They are the holders of the expressed thoughts of either individual consciousness or the collective consciousness. 


What am I saying?  Am I saying that the shoes I am wearing are not just material things, but actually have an energy to them? Am I saying that the mechanical instruments we use each day are not just material things, but actually contain a piece of consciousness?   Yes, that is what I am saying!

This is one of the reasons it is so important to "clear out" things from your life on a regular basis.  This is why it is important to do releases of those things which no longer serve you best. Don't horde things. Don't cling to things. Holding on to things communicates that you do not have faith in the universal source to supply you with all you need. It implies that you do not believe yourself deserving of greater gifts from your Heavenly Father.


When God gave Adam "dominion over" he was assigning him stewardship.  A basic part of stewardship is serving and demonstrating respect. We must never overlook this fundamental assignment from God. 

God Granted us dominion so that we would respect and honor and care for this planet and all of his creatures.  Sadly, we often see the human race interpret this assignment as a right to "bully" everything else on this planet.  Remember: Just because you can do something doesn't mean it's okay to do it. I know that sounds like a pretty basic thing to say, but each day I'm amazed at things people are doing in this world simply because they can  do them. 

We must become in the habit of showing honor to all of God's creation. We must become in the habit of showing honor to all of our material blessings. Keep your car washed, keep your house clean, spend your money wisely, don't waste food, take care of your belongings.


And don't overlook one of the biggies:  Honor your body! This is the sacred container God has provided for you while you are in this time-space. He expects you to take good care of it. Be gentle with it, move it, keep it limber, rev it up, bless everything you feed it. 

Keeping good stewardship is one of the key elements in building our prosperity consciousness. When you demonstrate to God that you are a good caretaker of the things He has put you in charge of He will know you are ready to receive your heart's desire.  

©  2009  wanda deagen * no portions of these articles may be used or reproduced without expressed written consent.




Living intuitively is living one's life from within out and not the other way around. Too often, we get caught up in "earthly things" -- the opinions of society, the influence of the media, the persuasions of friends and family, and on and on. We allow these things to take power over our purpose. These things are food for the ego, and in feeding our ego we often starve our soul. 


Of course, there is a valid reason we tend to listen to our ego:  It’s loud! The ego’s voice is not soft. It loudly booms its message and is amplified by the collective consciousness. Never mistake the power of the volume for power in the message. 


We read in 1st kings that God spoke to Elijah in a “still, small voice.”  This still, small voice came after a resounding wind, earthquake, and fire. This is the voice we must tap into.  This is the voice we must give our attention to. This is the voice of our intuition, and our intuition is our direct link to divine mind. We must learn to listen to our intuition. We must learn to identify it, nurture it, consult it, and follow it.  Faithfully. 


Wouldn’t it be nice to live every moment in perfect faith? Knowing that no matter what happens and how it appears to affect you, everything is unfolding exactly as it should? Of course, mentally we know this to be true. We understand that the universal mind operates perfectly, and the will of God is absolute. However, what we know and what we feel can be very different things. 


Every person, as part of his spiritual journey, must decide at some point to develop his intuitive sense. It is a process of the soul and requires a commitment of sincerity and honor.


“… a great and strong wind rent the mountains… but the lord was not in the wind;

and after the wind an earthquake; but the lord was not in the earthquake. and after

the earthquake a fire; but the lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”      

I Kings 19:11-12


© 2009  wanda deagen * no portions of these articles may be used or reproduced without expressed written consent.



  Healing Movement

About this workshop

Most people have no idea what to expect when they attend these workshops. I am often asked if it is like yoga or aerobics or meditation. After years of presenting these programs i finally just gave up on trying to explain what they were like. I was never sure what they were similar to; i only knew it as an internally-guided creation i was intended to share.  

I am sharing the info below to give you more of an idea as to what to expect.  

Healing movement is an experiential workshop devoted to understanding how intended, intuitive movement can heal the mind-body. It includes interactive lecture and a variety of physical activities. Participants need to wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing that will allow them to sit, lie down and move about freely.  

Because participants are instructed on how to follow their bodies’ guidance and do only what is right for them, there really are no restrictions based on health challenges or physical limitations. Likewise, there are no age restrictions; however, the material is most suitable for adults.  

The content of this workshop is helpful to anyone since it emphasizes one’s individual relationship with one’s body. People who are dealing with health challenges, overcoming injury or are experiencing emotional difficulties will find the material especially useful in their recovery.  

The premise: we are, in our most essential state, pure energy; and energy is in constant motion. By learning to recognize the movement of our selves -- our physical, emotional and energetic bodies -- we are able to transform the mind-body. By raising our body and spatial awareness, we can place conscious intent on that movement at a cellular level. We can literally re-create our bodies and experience health, harmony and empowerment.  

Things I cover in these workshops: 

  • Recognizing the intelligence (the Divine) that exists in you at a cellular level
  • Removing blockages in the natural flow of energy by focusing your attention on those centers
  • Alleviating pain and discomfort by recognizing it as friend, not foe
  • Giving your body permission to do what it needs to do to heal
  • Communicating with your body and channeling its messages
  • Using journaling techniques to discover how you are at odds with your self


What else can you expect?  I will be sharing my personal story and how i was guided to do this work in my own life when my body needed healing. You can expect to laugh and smile, feel uplifted, and be tuned in to your inner voice. You will be moving around in a variety of ways, none of them being difficult or complex. You will be both going within and interacting with others. There will be music and props and words.

Moving the Spirit

Using the energy of collapsing movement

One of the 7 energies of movement is collapsing movement.  Not only is it important for us to be able to understand and identify this movement in our daily encounters, but it is also important in our understanding the unfoldment of our spiritual journey.

Collapsing movement requires a "give in" to gravity.  We allow our muscular and skeletal bodies to collapse around a chosen center point.  Spiritually speaking, we must learn to fight our tendency to fight.  The Buddhists call it the "path of lease resistance."

A collapsing movement requires a lifting of a center point.  Spiritually, when we let go of our resistance we "surrender" to the lifting of the soul.  While it may feel as if we are dropping down, in truth we are redistributing the energies of ascension.  Consider a trampoline:  Unless we put pressure downward into it, we will never experience its lift.  It is the same with our spiritual tasks.  Everone, at some time or another, has experienced the weight of a spiritual task.  This can often lead us into conditions of stress or even depression.  Once we stop the fight, and allow ourselves to "drop" with the weightiness of the task, we will finally experience the "lift" of the spirit at large.

A simple movement exercise to do to experience the energy of collapsing:

Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart.  Be sure your knees are "softened" -- slightly bent.  Now allow your head to drop forward so that your chin is resting on your chest.  Imagine that the crown of your head is growing heavier, thus creating the feeling of a pull downward.  As you do this, be aware of the "opening" of the "channel" that runs from between your shoulder blades up throught the back of your neck and continuing to the crown of the head.

Your arms should not do any particular thing.  Simply allow them to hang loosely from your shoulders.  Hold this position and take a long, slow, deep breath.  Hold the breath for a couple of seconds, then rapidly exhale, pushing the air all the way out.  Feel the pull downward.

This is only one very basic exercise for experiencing collapsing movement.  Practicing this particular movement energy is a great way to reduce stress.  It is also a great exercise to help prepare you to do something you are a bit nervous about doing.

Learning to use the energies of movement can provide you with a variety of healing tools, as well as provide you with spiritual stamina and clarity.  These practices and others similiar to this are taught in my movement workshops.  Plan to join us for one.


Moving the Spirit                                                                                   

May 2010

a special workshop on intuitive movement for health and healing

moving the spirit focuses on using movement -- energetic and physical -- to heal the body and

develop one's sense of intuition.

the movement of god is the holy spirit.  this spirit resides in, around, and through each one

of us and provides our constant connection with the universal good.  sadly, many people go

through this life never fully realizing this power within.  we must develop that sense of

awareness so that we can stay mindful of our oneness with god. 

there are many ways of developing this awareness.  in my own life, movement has been a

most significant teacher for me.  i had someone ask me a while back how one can learn to

tune into his inner voice.    movement -- performed consciously and with full intention -- is

a very powerful way to tune into that "still, small voice within."  


one can start with this basic concept:  it was the original movement of god upon itself that

created this entire universe.  we are -- quite literally -- the movement of god.    

as many of these workshops as i have presented so far, i still cannot find the words to describe

to someone what they are like.  people ask if it is dancing.  the answer is "it can be..."  they ask

if it's meditation.  the answers is "partly..."   they ask if it's religious.  the answer is "if you want

it to be..."   they ask if it's difficult.  the answer is "if you make it that way..."   they ask what

we do.  the answer is "you have to experience it..."

come expecting to learn, create, and play.   your willingness will teach you everything you need

to know.   please join me for one of these workshops. 


tribal healing dance  (the workshop)

this is one of the healing mediums that was intuited to me back around the turn of the century. 

not only was this one that i felt brought a lot of improvement to me in terms of my health and

well-being, but it also provided an energy -- an enthusiasm -- like nothing else in terms of

feeling my own self-empowerment.

in this workshop, we will work with the 7 energies of movement and discuss the significance

each one can hold for us.  we will also work on how to move your base emotions* and how to

use rhythmic movement to "harmonize" your emotions.   

there is a great power in movement -- both external and internal.  early tribal societies

acquired much of their wisdom from closely observing and interacting with nature.  they

observed how various animals moved.  they studied the movement of plants and clouds and

dust and wind.  they acknowledged their connection with nature, thus building a foundation

for their spiritual awareness of being one with all.

this is a fully interactive workshop, and you will want to wear clothes which will allow you

to move around freely.  wear comfortable shoes or opt to participate in your socks.  

*using the law of substitution

Movement for Empowerment     

a special workshop on intuitive movement for connecting with our inner power                                                         

june 2010

this movement workshop is all about connecting with our inner power so that we

can live our lives god-guided and self-directed.  as the perfect follow up to this month’s

sermon this movie called your life,  one of the activities we will do in this workshop

is called motion picture.  it is a group activity in which we cast ourselves as the stars in

our own life, all the while playing supporting roles in the lives of others.  this is a very

entertaining and powerful activity!

this workshop also includes a guided imagery that takes us (via our minds) to the

review of this lifetime and preview of the next.   we will work with the 7 energies of

movement and how each one is essential to our personal power.    other activities

include energy transformation and expressing base emotions.  we will work solo,

with partners, and in groups.   all of these things are done through movement. 

as you will hear me say again and again, the first step to empowerment is commitment. 

make a commitment now to attend this workshop and call to reserve your spot.  

please pass the word along to a friend and invite them to attend with you. 

movement for empowerment was last presented in june of 2010.  it is one of the

spiritual movement workshops regularly presented by mlm.

please note that the word god is used in reference to our higher power, our greatest good, the great universal substance, the alpha & the omega. 

meaningful living ministry is a new thought christian ministry and is open to people of all faiths and spiritual traditions.

Moving the Spirit

Wag that tail!  Wag that tail!


want to drastically increase the level of joy you are experiencing in your day to day

living?  make it a point every day to wag your tail!

that’s right.  wag your tail.  as in pooch your butt out and wiggle it back and forth.

it may sound goofy, but some pretty amazing things happen. the action of “wagging”

involves 4 of the 7 different energies of movement:  vibrating, swinging, percussive

and explosive.   this is a big deal.  it is uncommon for a single movement to use

more than a couple of the 7 energies.

realize that the 4 energies it uses are all related to our “base” emotions.  what is

the significance of that?  put simply, wagging your tail is one of the most reliable,

stress-free, consequence-free forms of expressing (getting rid of) your frustrations,

irritations, impatience, anger, depression, and anxiety. 

finally, for those of you who like to speak new thought -- your earth chakra and

your crown chakra will light up like a fireworks show!  it will leave you feeling

balanced and spiritually poised.wag your tail.  it’s not a difficult thing to do.  it

simply requires your deciding to do it. 

if you are a pet owner, by all means do it with your pets.   dogs, cats, parakeets –

it really doesn’t matter.  all animals respect the power of the tail wag! 

fine print:  yes, i know.  many people consider me a nutcase because of the

various things i do to make my life more joyful and powerful.  i do realize that

some of them seem bizarre.  but you know what?  that doesn’t change the

divine guidance i get on such things!  i don’t know about you, but when god

gives me information he expects me to do something with it.  and he never

mentions anything about making sure it doesn’t seem too strange or that

other people won’t get confused or upset by it.  he just says, “here you

are.  now do something with it!”       

the ball is now in your court. 


Insights   &    Personal notes



It’s funny how we end up in places.  we follow a path, intent on arriving at a particular destiny, only to

discover the divine has curved our path and led us to a place far beyond our wildest dreams.  It happens

for all of us, and yet most people rarely recognize it.  Instead, they see it through the eyes of the flesh, and

it expresses itself as luck or fate. 


If it’s sad they console themselves by trying to believe that “God” simply had other plans for them.  They

shrug their shoulders and mutter that it “simply wasn’t meant to be.”  On the other hand, if it’s joyful they

celebrate the reward and hope  -- still relying upon luck – that the condition continues.  or at least lasts a



I remember in great detail all the angst people had about the millennium.  There were arguments over

which natural disasters were due to occur, how we were to survive the total breakdown of all civilized

infrastructures and whether or not we even had the right dates…   People loaded up on bottled water and

stocked their basements with imperishable items. 


Personally, I never gave it a second thought.  There were no messages from the universe coming my way,

and so I spent Dec. 31, 1999, journaling about the next decade to come.  When midnight arrived, I sat on

my patio with my beloved dog, Jive, and talked to God about where I was to go next.  His guidance came

right away and with a clarity never matched before that.  Such guidance has now continued for the past

ten years.


As the year 2012 approaches, I have come to realize that I am not only receiving messages from the

universe about this point, but I am intended to talk about them.  I have been given specific directions and

um, let’s just say “persuasive” suggestions from the almighty.  As is usual, I have spent a fair amount of

time arguing with God over why I should have to talk about this stuff.  Lord knows I ’ve been called an idiot

enough times in my life – do i really need to keep it going?


And as usual, God is winning the argument.  (I cannot help but think it’s not quite a fair fight.  After all, He

is a lot bigger than I am!)   He gives and He insists. I argue and I resist. It’s like the two of us dancing a

tango together.   He asks me to dance and I say “Maybe.”  And then He says, “There’s no maybe about it –

come here!”  and He yanks me into his arms.   Of course, i keep trying to resist.  He pulls me to him, and i

shake my head, “no-no-no!”  he does not let up.  instead, he takes control of my movement and direction,

leading me with perfect precision.  i feel torn – frightened of where he might lead me next and yet

overcome with the pleasure of the passion of the dance…   he checks my movement and abruptly snaps

my body to face him.   i stand forehead to forehead with him.  he is the light and the rhythm of my soul.


i give in to his greatness.  “yes,” i say to him.  “i will follow.”  i feel the eagerness of my soul awaiting

the next movement.  my mind knows not where i am going next.  my body knows not how it will get there.

but i commit my attention to follow the divine direction.  i focus on my connection.  i offer my passion

and faith.  ah – what beautiful music we will make together!


as we move together, it is revealed to me that this time-space in which i exist will be experiencing a “shift”

in perception.  quite literally, the planet is going to shift into a different position in space.  now in divine

terms, that amounts to less than the blink of an eye.  however, to those of us currently existing in that

time-space, it could be a bit more significant!


so how do we prepare for the planetary shift?  what are we intended to do?  can we do anything?  do we

stock our basements?   do we need to repent?  is this even going to be a big deal?


let me answer the last question first:  yes.  it is going to be a big deal.  the planet is going to literally shift

on its axis.  and yes, it is going to have an impact on all creation on the earth. 


can we do anything?  yes.  in fact, we must do certain things if we intend to survive.  by survive, i mean

be enabled to continue the quality of life we deserve. 


do we know what we need to do?  yes.  and it’s so simple that the tragic part is most people

will completely ignore this message!


will this be devastating?  i have to admit (and i don’t like to do so) that i think it very well might be.  i am

concerned that most people will disregard this very simple set of directions from god because they are

looking for something more complex.


but the simple fact is this:  in order to survive 2012, we must raise the consciousness of the collective

mass; and the way we are intended to do that is through kindness.


in short, we must make a commitment to become more uplifting to everyone.  we must find a way to

bring joy to all people and creation.  we must begin to show compassion to all of creation and recognize

our commitment to good stewardship for all of the planet.


this is serious business.  we must begin – right now, right here – to commit to cheering everybody up. 

we must decide to bring joy and cheerfulness to the world at large.  we must be determined to practice

kindness and compassion with everyone we meet.  we must be willing to demonstrate as jesus and the

buddha did.  we must accept the responsibility of performing miracles. 


we must start right now to make joy and laughter the focal point of our existence.  we must commit

all our energies each day to doing good.  we must decide from here onward to be uplifting to everyone

and everything we encounter.  unless we are able to raise the consciousness of the masses, the so-called

“satan” will take over on that fateful day.  our worlds will crumble and our very existence will become

a memory.


if you know god, then you are being called to do your part.  get over your selfishness.  get over your

helplessness.  then get over your fear. 

you have been called. 

        it’s time to do your part. 

                     the time to start is now. 


This is in reference to the take-an-action

activity on perception

I started doing this mental exercise a couple of years back.   The idea for it came to me when I

was praying about how I was starting to feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities I have chosen

to take on in this life.  I just kept feeling like everything was so big, and I was this little speck

trying so hard to achieve in this great big space.  I kept looking “out there” from where I stood,

taking in its endlessness.  

As I prayed about this -- declaring that I was ready to receive the divine information I needed --

I was suddenly reminded of a sentence that I had channeled back about 10 years ago:  “I no longer

fear the ocean, for it is but a drop in my tummy.”  Once that came to me, I realized that I was

opting to see this creation as being outside of me, as something that was separate from me,

rather than something that was contained within.   As long as I continued to see it that way,

it would always seem overwhelmingly vast and overpowering.

It was now clear to me that I needed to change my perception of this creation.  I needed to

(once again) remember to seek first the kingdom.  I didn’t need to work on anything “out there”. 

All real change occurs from within out.  I had to re-mind myself that it is the “father within me”

that creates all real change.

Do right by yourself and start to do the activity in take an action.  You will be impressed by

how empowering it is.  Of course, as with all other actions, unless you plan to put it into practice 

it will not do you much good.  Doing it once or twice is nice, but it is only once you make it a

part of your daily living that you will begin to experience the full benefits.

I say this to you from personal experience.  It does make a difference.  It will change your

thinking for the better.




You are invited to email me your spiritual questionsons

What does it mean to be "saved"? 


Question:  "Lately, I've had quite a few people talk to me about "being saved" through Jesus' blood.  I believe similarly to most of the people who want to talk about being saved, except for their belief that our sins must be washed away with the blood of Jesus.  I used to believe that, but I don't anymore.  Still, I consider myself to be a Christian.  How do you respond if someone asks you if you've been saved?  


I think the first thing we have to realize is that every person experiences things differently.  Each soul's experience is unique.  Ten people can all say the exact same thing and each one mean something entirely different.  I think the best way to express tolerance and inclusiveness with others is to simply try and speak their language.  If someone asks me if I have been saved, I usually answer something like, "Amen, brother!  God is good!"

speak their language. ssiveness with otherspeople can "    
Of note - One difference between New Thought Christianity and traditional Christian faiths is the belief in the vicarious atonement.  Traditional Christian faiths teach that Jesus was sent here with the purpose of sacrificing his life on the cross so that our sins would be forgiven.  New Thought Christianity does not push that belief; rather it teaches that Jesus taught us how to transcend the law of cause and effect by practicing forgiveness.   Of note, there is no reason both versions of that belief can't be true.  

Can we say that Jesus died for our sins?  I think we can.  I'm pretty sure he would not have gotten crucified if he would have just kept his mouth shut and not shared any of his spiritual wisdom with us.  But no, he made a decision to share with us his wisdom and teach us about God even if it meant costing him his life. So I think it is true to say he gave his life for the forgiveness of our sins.  Consider how far behind we would be spiritually at this point had it not been for his message.

As for "being saved"...   In simplest terms, being saved means taking an action.  It means making a commitment.  In the traditional churches where they invite you to come up to the altar and get saved, they are simply pushing you to take an action.  They require you to actually stand up and get out of your pew and make the walk up to the front where everyone can see you.  They figure if someone isn't willing to do that much, what are the chances he is going to actually to what he needs to do to change his life?
Personally, I think there is a lot of wisdom in that practice.  (I would kind of like to figure out a New Thought version of it!)  It "forces" people to do something with the information that they are getting.  So to figure out whether or not you have been saved, all you have to do is ask yourself if you have made the commitment to live your life based on the spiritual standards you have accepted for yourself.  If you have, then you are saved.



April 24, 2010 


How do you hear your inner voice?  How do you come to recognize it?  How do you distinguish it from your ego’s voice?


These are questions I often get asked whenever I teach about how to follow our intuitive guidance. I talk about living our lives from within out and keeping our attention on the voice within rather than on “he who is in the world.”  It logically follows that one would want to know how to hear the voice within, how to recognize it. 


My answer may surprise you, for it does not provide a list of criteria we can check off, thus satisfying our left-brain thinking.  The fact is we must first learn to stay in faith if we are ever to be able to accurately interpret what our inner voice is telling us to do. 


We hear our inner voice through the ears of faith.  We recognize our inner voice through the feeling of faith.  Distinguishing our inner voice from the voice of our ego is a matter of “waiting” in faith, fully confident that we cannot help but be in harmony with spirit once we recognize that we are never separate from our source.


We tend to believe that once we can apply science towards our understanding of something we are immediately able to discount something as intangible as faith.  This simply is not the case.  As thinking, conscious individuals we must sustain ourselves with the energy of faith whether we have a complete understanding of the subject at hand or are confounded by a total mystery. 


Paul wrote that faith was “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…”  How much more perfectly could we describe one’s inner voice?  That still, small voice within speaks volumes!  It is – in and of itself – that vital essence that empowers us to “speak the word” and bring it into the manifest. 


It was revealed to me in the past that faith is the feeling that accompanies the belief.  I believe the significance in that revelation is that if faith is something that must be felt, then it is a movement. And if faith is a movement, then I can literally cultivate faith through movement! 


That’s right.  Cultivate.  As in grow.  As in produce more of.  I can actually use movement as a means of producing faith in my life!**


And I guess this is how it all ties together. I can see now that this is why I was originally guided to begin teaching my movement classes.  I was guided to teach people how to move as a way of helping them recognize the spirit within. 

We must remember one simple thing: this entire universe began as a single movement. God moved upon Itself and everything sprang into being.  Our biblical stories (as well as the myths in all the ancient texts) tell us that God spoke the word and it came to exist. “Let there be…” is a most perfect movement.


In our own lives, we hold the power of “letting there be…”  We, too, are able to move upon ourselves and declare those things we desire to bring into existence.  But we must move in faith. 


It resides within you.  The kingdom of God is at hand.  Literally…

Personal message:  I do hope that you will join me sometime for one of my movement workshops.  Nothing can get the point across quite like the experience itself.  Come prepared to feel a transformation.  Be ready to receive a hearty dose of faith.  You may be surprised at the power you hold within you right now.  Learn to recognize it.  Learn to hear it.  Learn to dialogue with it.


**Note:  Please understand that not all movement requires the physical body to be in motion. In spiritual

movement, we emphasize the internal movement which is of and as our Divine nature. This is why anyone –

be he physically impaired or paralyzed – can still benefit from Moving the Spirit workshops.


© 2010  Wanda Deagen * no portions of these articles may be used or reproduced without expressed written consent.




A mental exercise on perception

Set aside about 5 minutes each day for this activity.  This is a pretty straightforward and simple practice.

Begin by selecting a "view" in your mind that represents a feeling of "vastness" or "greatness."  For example, the vision of a mountain range might bring about such a feeling.  A vision of the night sky and all the stars might do the same.  A vision of the ocean, a mental stroll through the galaxy, etc.  Anything that represents the infinite we know as this universe.

Next, you will begin by recognizing that you are "viewing" this picture as an outsider.  As you look upon it in your mind's eye you are seeing from the outside looking in.

The next step is to get quiet and still.  Spend about the next one minute or so taking long, deep breaths.  (This calms the activity of your visualizing.)

Next, in your mind's eye, re-create that same vision.  Now take a long, slow deep breath; and as you do, begin to see that vision get pulled inside of you.  Breathe in until you have brought the entire vision inside you.  Most people will feel it settle in their center.  Should it feel stuck in your throat or high in your chest, simply continue to breathe slowly and deeply and allow it to find its way to your center.

Now take a look at it again. Only this time, realize that you are bigger than all of it.  You are not contained within this world; this world is contained with you.

At this point in the exercise is a great time to do a prayer treatment.  You have literally put yourself into a more powerful position by performing this mental exercise.  Your prayer treatments will respond accordingly.

As always, your feedback on this activity is not only welcomed, but encouraged.  Your willingness to share with others is what Jesus meant when he said he would make us “fishers of men.”   I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, there’s an awful lots of folks these days that need to be fished. :)



ACTIVITY ON Perception



I started doing this mental exercise a couple of years back.  The idea for it came to me when I was praying about how I was starting to feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities I have chosen to take on in this life.  I just kept feeling like everything was so big, and I was this little speck, trying so hard to achieve in this great big space. I kept looking “out there” from where I stood, taking in its endlessness.  

As I prayed about this -- declaring that I was ready to receive the divine information I needed --  I was suddenly reminded of a sentence that I had channeled back about 10 years ago:  “I no longer fear the ocean, for it is but a drop in my tummy.”   Once that came to me, I realized that I was opting to see this creation as being outside of me, as something that was separate from me, rather than something that was contained within.   As long as I continued to see it that way, it would always seem overwhelmingly vast and overpowering. 

It was now clear to me that I needed to change my perception of this creation. I needed to (once again) remember to “seek first the kingdom.”   I did not need to work on anything “out there”.   All real change occurs from within out.  I had to re-mind myself that it is the “father within me” that creates all real change.   

Do right by yourself and start to do the activity in TAKE AN ACTION.   You will be impressed by how empowering it is!  Of course, as with all other actions, unless you plan to put it into practice it will not do you much good.  Doing it once or twice is nice, but it is only once you make it a part of your daily living that you will begin to experience the full benefits. I say this to you from personal experience. It does make a difference.  It will change your thinking for the better. 





How often do we choose to SETTLE for something that is either less than we deserve or less than we came here to experience?  While our ego may well decide to SETTLE, our soul will not!!!  And guess what?  You'll be back again to start all over!   You will once again live another life, making the decision to either experience what God intends for you to experience or just SETTLE for what's easier. 

There are 3 areas in which we do this:

      Life lessons to be learned (what we came into this lifetime to do)

      Vocations  (what we came to contribute to each other)

      Relationships (who we are supposed to be with in this world)

Relationships can include family, friendship, and intimate.  We would think those 3 types of relationships would be very different from each other, but they all work within the frame of Spiritual Law. Let's take a look at how our intimate or significant other relationships work.  

As hard as it may be for some folks to admit, many of us settle for relationships because we secretly believe that we can't do better or else, we just can't stand being alone.  We even fear it.  Being by oneself can be frustrating and very, very lonely.  These are powerful feelings, and these thoughts can make us feel hopeless and get us tied up in relationships that don't give us what we want or what we deserve.  

What do you believe you deserve in a relationship?  What are you telling yourself about having the relationship you desire?  Are you in a relationship simply because you don't want to be alone?   Find your courage and ask yourself if you are SETTLING for less than you DESERVE? 

Why is it we seem to separate our relationships from Spiritual practice?   Can you believe some people choose to SETTLE for a relationship because they think it's the "holy" thing to do?   What could make a stronger statement of believing your being with someone is penance?   Remember this:  God will guide you to the right person.  When you make a decision to SETTLE you have created your own penance.

Another way we SETTLE for wrong relationships is when we select someone to come in and fill the void left behind by the one who truly shared our love.  I have seen this so many times with widows and widowers.  They hurt so badly, they will grasp at anyone and anything that will serve as a bandage to them.  This is not hard to understand.  When we are in pain  -- be it physical or emotional -- we become desperate for relief.   So often then, they find themselves not hurting, but certainly not feeling any real joy.   IS THIS WHAT YOU BELIEVE GOD WANTS FOR YOU?  Is this what YOU believe is satisfactory for you?  

We must also be aware that in this time-space we often have to practice the rebound.   It's simply a part of this physical world.  However, we often fail to realize that the rebound, itself, must be Spiritual.  That's why when we use it in certain areas of our lives (such as romantic relationships) all involved may end up hurt.   We basically convince ourselves that now that the relationship has  ended, we need to find someone new to step in and play that part.   What is interesting is that the mental work it takes to convince oneself that all he has to do is play make believe from here onward, and he will be able to SETTLE.

So how DO we get with the right person for the right relationship?   Think with Spirit instead of with your ego.  Knowing that God wants only the best for you, how is it YOU would want to declare less for yourself?   Is there something in your past that causes you to hold on to feeling guilty?  Is there an overflowing basket of emotion inside you that you would just rather not deal with?  Are you confusing "making the best of things" with SETTLING for more than God has planned for you?

So here is the BIG part of the lesson:  If we do not open ourselves to receiving what God sends to us in this lifetime, we will be coming back.  Again, and again, and again...   While your ego may convince you it's ok for you to SETTLE, your soul will never do it!   Your soul will simply try lifetime after lifetime after lifetime.  

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty ready to just hang out in Heaven when I leave here this time.   (And no more being in the womb, thinking "Oh no!  Not again!!!!!)   :)


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