July 2013 - Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Proctor

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Single in Purpose

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When you are single in purpose, you recognize that thought truly creates all of your experiences. Do you want success? Then do not think of failure. If you choose to consider every negative alternative, you are a house divided. It is not possible to go in two directions at once! Stay focused on thoughts, emotions, or memories that serve you and your goals best.

Thought for the day: Success takes place in the mind first. Your thoughts have the power to shake heaven.

Many Blessings,

 

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Give The Essence of You

red heartA rich person does not cast their material worth into the treasure of humanity; they give all they have by giving humanity who they are. Giving monetary donations and material things certainly help, but learn to give the essence of your higher self. This true wealth is your time, compassion, love, or anything that comes from your heart. Love yourself and find ways to give from your heart.

Thought for the day: Love yourself with every cell of your being. You are a treasure on earth.

Many Blessings,

 

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For more affirmations, read The Women’s Book of Empowerment: 323 Affirmations that Change Everyday Problems into Moments of Potential.

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You will Grow What You Give Attention

GrowthEvery thought is a seed that can become a weed or a beautiful flower. Are your thoughts positive or negative? Do you see past events as a learning experience or as a setback? If you have a negative experience, are you giving it more power by holding on to it? If so, you are attracting the very thing that you do not desire.

Thought for the day: Plant your garden with positivity.

Many Blessings,

 

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Ending Relationships

Ending RelationshipsLife provides valuable lessons through our closest relationships. My Indian dasas, the monks who teach personal mastery, say that many aspects of who we are, and what we need to improve upon, are reflected back to us in the form of friends, family, or work partners. It is God’s way of showing us what needs attention in our self-development.  If we are impatient, or need to learn acceptance or forgiveness, we often experience people who are challenging enough to strengthen those qualities within. I’ve always taught that we can’t learn to be better people by reading self-help books at the beach – we must get out there and be unafraid to engage in life. It’s what we are here to do.

When we are self-loving, project love, and surround ourselves with lovable people, we naturally attract beautiful and harmonious relationships. We create our own reality and it feeds us with positive energy, like a wondrous daily dessert.

However, because of peer pressure, loyalty, or a shared goal, sometimes we extend difficult relationships way past their expiration point because they feel comfortable. We do not notice negativity or emotional abuse and are afraid to leave because of the investment we made in that relationship, such as children, a business, creative material, or mutual friends. Our judgment becomes clouded because we fear the future, and believe our life would lack happiness or feel incomplete. We agonize about what life would look like without that person in our daily lives.  Then we believe we can change others for the better and convince ourselves that they can be fixed if we just work harder.  We blame ourselves for not being better at what we do.

These are not lovable relationships built upon foundations of mutual respect, sincere gratitude, and joy.  These relationships become helpless addictions and take the place of personal growth. Often everyone you know can see it, but you can’t because you are in denial.

Today, the only advice I can offer is that no matter how we attempt to stay on top of an empowering outlook on life, we all make mistakes.  We are human and sometimes get trapped by choosing to experience people who do not allow us room to grow. But we can still take away something positive.  When we are finally ready to walk away and be willing to start over, we are sending a signal to the Universe that our empty cup is ready to be filled once again, with goodness. We are never stuck in any challenging situation as long as we set our minds to moving through it, and are willing to shed old negative beliefs we thought were the truth, and be free.

At an airport not long ago, I heard a beautiful song by Dido. It reminded me that when a relationship has run its course or is beyond repair, letting go is simply an exercise in developing strength and resiliency. It is a form of self-love, because we choose to take the first step toward our own liberation, which is the hardest. Only then can we discover better people and circumstances surrounded by joy:

Take it by your silence
That I’m free to walk out the door
By the look in your eyes I can tell
You don’t think I’ll be back for more

Try to think of the world
Where you could stay and these safe hands could go
Take your heart above the water
Wherever I choose to go

Even when you don’t see me
Even when you don’t hear
I’ll be flying low below the sun
And you’ll feel it all out here

No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No freedom without love

 

Empowered Blessings,

 

© Charlene M Proctor and The Goddess Network, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more affirmations, read The Women’s Book of Empowerment: 323 Affirmations that Change Everyday Problems into Moments of Potential.

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Accept and Forgive

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We honor the creative principle when we recognize that we are filled with divine light. But we diminish our light when nurse a grudge and are bound to negative energy. Instead, focus on your spiritual growth. Practice forgiveness and recognize that an individualized spark of God exists in everyone. Do your best to rise above negative circumstances and take the high road.

Thought for the day: The path to joy is lit with acceptance and forgiveness.
Many Blessings,

 

© Charlene M Proctor and The Goddess Network, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more affirmations, read The Women’s Book of Empowerment: 323 Affirmations that Change Everyday Problems into Moments of Potential. Click Here to buy.

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It Is a Joy To Love Yourself

IT IS A JOY TO LOVE YOURSELFThere is joy in being exactly who you are. When you focus your energy inward on the joy of being YOU, you live from the heart and begin to build successful and joyful life experiences. You’ll cultivate more love and joy in your life when you first see it in yourself.

Thought for the day: Know and love yourself completely. See yourself with radiance and splendor and others will too.

 

 

Many Blessings,

 

© Charlene M Proctor and The Goddess Network, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more affirmations, read The Women’s Book of Empowerment: 323 Affirmations that Change Everyday Problems into Moments of Potential. Click Here to buy.

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