Articles by Charlene

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Do you want to improve your life and feel productive? It begins in your mind! If you take charge of your thoughts, you can develop new mental habits that generate more confidence, joy and success.

Read more: Stop Negative Self-Talk: Five Ways to Build More Confidence

 

Do you desire more harmony in your business or relationships, and have prayed for positive change with no results? You are not alone. Many people feel disconnected during prayer and become discouraged because they do not see negative situations turning around. Often, we have tuned out mentally from God.

Emmet Fox, a New Thought minister from the 1940’s, taught that focusing on God first produces results. His book Alter Your Life helped many people understand their relationship to God, and to bring themselves into harmony with the law of being. His essay, The Seven Main Aspects of God, explained how to embrace the idea of divine principle to set negative conditions right.

Let’s complete our series on prayer and learn to put your energy and thoughts in the right place.

Read more: The Nature of God and Successful Prayer: Soul - Principle - Part Seven

Do you spend time thinking about negative conditions or the end of the world? Are you having trouble seeing good in others? If you have prayed for positive change with no results, you are not alone. Many people feel disconnected or distracted during prayer, and can’t seem to focus on what’s truly permanent or important in life.

Read more: The Nature of God and Successful Prayer: Soul - Part Six

Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Are you facing responsibilities that seem too big for you to manage? If you have prayed for positive change with no results, it is time to reconnect to your source through prayer.  You can make positive changes through prayer when you learn how to tune into God on a regular basis.

Emmet Fox, a New Thought minister from the 1940’s, taught many people to focus on God’s qualities at the onset of any problem. Emmet’s spiritual wisdom in his book Alter Your Life is timeless, and steers us toward a higher state of awareness and positive results. This series continues to discuss his essay The Seven Main Aspects of God.

Let’s continue to put your mind in the right place, so you can learn to pray successfully.

Read more: The Nature of God and Successful Prayer: Soul - Part Five

Do you feel certain areas in your life seem to be going wrong? Has a business deal reached a deadlock or have other conditions in your life seem to be at a standstill? If you have prayed for positive change with no results, you are not alone. Wasting time and energy in the ‘wrong direction’ to fix a problem means you need to think about God in an intelligent way.

According to Emmet Fox, a New Thought minister from the 1940’s, focusing on God qualities first produces results. His book Alter Your Life helped many people understand their relationship to God, and how to tune into God on a regular basis. This series continues to discuss Emmet’s spiritual essay The Seven Main Aspects of God.

Let’s continue to put your thoughts in the right place, so you can learn to have a successful prayer.

Read more: The Nature of God and Successful Prayer: Intelligence - Part Four

Do you feel unloved or have difficulty creating loving relationships? How do you attract positive people who will make your life better? If you have prayed for positive change with no results, you are not alone.  Many people feel prayer produces no results, especially when they desire a loving relationship. When praying, what should you think about and why? How do you create a state of mind and heart to attract more love?

Focusing on God’s qualities first produces results. Emmet Fox, a New Thought minister, taught many people to focus on the seven main aspects of God in prayer.  This is a wonderful essay from the book Alter Your Life. He taught that to produce results in prayer, we must understand our relationship to God, and how to tune into God on a regular basis.

Let’s continue to put your thoughts in the right place, so you can learn to pray successfully and experience results!

Read more: The Nature of God and Successful Prayer: Love – Part Three

Do you want better relationships, a better job, and have prayed for positive change with little or no results? This is the second part of my series on prayer. Emmet Fox, a New Thought minister from the 1940’s, taught that focusing on God first produces results. This series helps you understand Emmet’s spiritual essay The Seven Main Aspects of God from his book Alter Your Life.  These lessons are timeless and have helped many people tune into God on a regular basis.

Let’s continue to think positive and put your energy in the right place!

Read more: The Nature of God and Successful Prayer: Truth – Part TwoTruth – Part Two

If you are among those who desire more money, better relationships, an interesting job, or any number of things that better your life, and have prayed for positive change with no results, you are not alone.  Many people feel disconnected or distracted during prayer. What is the purpose of prayer? How do you get centered? What should you think about and why? To whom should you pray?

Emmet Fox, a New Thought minister from the 1940’s, taught that focusing on God first produces results. Emmet’s spiritual essay The Seven Main Aspects of God from the book Alter Your Life helped many people understand their relationship to God, and how to tune into God on a regular basis.

By discussing Emmet’s ideas in this 7-part series, I’m going to help you put your energy in the right place, so you can learn to pray successfully.

Read more: The Nature of God and Successful Prayer: Life - Part OneThe Nature of God and Successful Prayer: Life - Part One

are you mentally strongWhether you are an athlete, in the middle of a health crisis, or just having a bad day at work, there are times you’ll need to pull strength from your inner core.  Finding that extra energy that gets you where you need to go is a skill you can develop through awareness.

Everyone needs plenty of fortitude to survive and thrive in today’s world. Although we constantly receive spiritual assistance, sometimes our rational mind blocks the belief that our needs will always be met by The Universe when going through difficult times. Prickly relationships or a lack of abundance are common situations that always help us develop determination and courage which is the foundation of mental strength.  

People who are mentally strong share similar qualities.  If you recognize these ideas, and give them bigger space to grow in your life, you will feel empowered and be able to celebrate almost any experience when the going gets tough. 

Change is challenging whether it is conscious or unexpected. Viewing adversity as change, not loss or failure, is part of empowered and positive thinking.

While managing the thousands of details and decisions needed in a day, do you feel you've lost your connection to Spirit?

Are you ready to speak your inner truth? When my new book arrived, and our employees hoisted cartons from the freight truck and up the stairs of The Goddess Network offices.

Yesterday, one of my dear friends talked about the importance of the New Thought movement where the goal of humanity is to realize its oneness. It is our purpose as teachers to help others manifest...

Oneness is not a new teaching. It's a timeless, fundamental principle of all creation that refers to one source uniting everyone. Humanity's yearning to find congruency with God...

Nobody can achieve their greatest aspirations and sustain them for any length of time without being well-aligned with God's intelligence. But if we directly and consciously align with divine...

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I've been writing spiritual and self-help articles and books for six years now. I made my own shift from writing academic articles to books that are meant to uplift humanity's spirit...

 Spiritual growth, says Sri Bhagavan, always begins where you are, not where you want to be. This is his favorite advice, which he gives spiritual seekers who...

Surviving a family get together may seem impossible, especially considering the complex history that goes along with relationships, marriages, divorces, births, and other family issues. Making any family gathering a...

Positive thinking is a discipline that trains the human mind to change a perceived reality by repeatedly making positive mental statements. We practice positive thinking when we derive a positive sense of well being, optimism, belonging, meaning and/or purpose from being part of and contributing back to something larger and more permanent than ourselves...

With the turn of a new year, most of us want to set and meet empowering goals. We pause to correct negative thinking and make a commitment to process life differently. We take a self-inventory...

What parent doesn't occasionally agonize over the challenges that teenagers bring to a family? Their hormones are raging and the teen brain (I hear their frontal lobes are not fully-developed, which accounts for...

Many people are worrying about how change and reform will trickle down into their personal lives. Will taxes increase? Will wars continue? Is one person responsible for instituting ideas that...

Having a mantra is an important step on a journey to greater self-awareness. Too often, though, we find ourselves repeating sacred words and phrases without understanding how their meanings can enhance our...

Although we encounter great joys and peak experiences in our lives, sometimes we must make sense of painful circumstances—a child who with AIDS, divorce, cancer, even financial ruin...

The holidays are a time of festive gatherings, where we expect to share meals, gifts, and make a positive connection with loved ones. But with many people clinging to old situations or emotional trauma...

Emmet Fox, a prominent New Thought minister of the 1940s, stressed the importance of setting a mental equivalent to create an abundant life. He borrowed the term "mental equivalent" from the concept of...

Margaret Thatcher once said that a woman's mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine. "Hers is not to preserve a man-made world," she said, "but to create a...

If you take a stroll through the self-help or religious section of any bookstore, you'll notice a diverse spiritual dialogue taking place. Our concerns about life are shared because people from all wisdom traditions are asking the...