November 2013 - Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Proctor

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Gratitude 2013

GratitudeDear Friends:

This year was filled with wonderful changes. I experienced exciting and unusual work projects and refreshing new people in my personal life. There was an infusion of positive energy everywhere in the form of better relationships and prosperity.  I am so thankful!

It seems that when we ask The Divine for practical and productive transformation, we are unwilling to make space for new and better ideas. Often we cling to what is familiar and safe, even if we sense it is not for our highest good. Shedding old ideas and negative messages that clutter the mind is how we raise our vibration to attract better conditions.

Also, when we set an intention, we may wonder when we will receive our good. We may question the universe’s timing to provide the perfect situation for us. But when we relax, and know our prayers have been answered the instant we sincerely express our needs, we can be more patient and enjoy the process.

My friend Charles, who is a homeopathic physician and has been a dear friend for over 25 years, taught me to carefully make a list of all the things I wanted and another list of things I didn’t want, each time I wanted something in my life. After the lists are made, he said, see yourself having what you want and say, “I AM together reach.” ‘I AM,’ he said, was to acknowledge the God within and ‘together reach’ is to bring what you desire toward you. I learned to do this regularly and the longest I waited to receive the items on one of my lists was 3 weeks. That is amazing!

When you begin working with this type of energy, you’ll read your list weeks or months later and discover what you received was far better than what you imagined.  Get started by making space for change and setting a clear intention. Be patient. When the pieces are properly aligned to give you the best outcome, you will have brilliant surprises.

In the spirit of thankfulness, I’m giving away my Kindle version of The Oneness Gospel: Birthing theChrist Consciousness and Divine Human in You for freeThe Oneness Gospel will teach you how to experience joy in your life and awaken to your authentic self. You will love this book!  Click here and be sure to let us know how goodness has arrived in your life.

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.

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What Grace can do to enhance our lives

peaceGrace is the holy presence. It is an experience. Allow it to be a primary connection to your Source. This is the place you know you are taken care of, when life has meaning. A lack of trust means you do not know grace. It shifts your perception of life.

Love is the foundation of grace and the activity of the Divine. It is Divine Love helping you and healing you. It is like a mother who offers comfort and warmth, who folds you into her lap. There is no effort required on our behalf, and we should offer no resistance. It is free, on the house, available to everyone. It is an energy that is always there but we often don’t recognize it. When we change our perceptions on grace, and allow it to enter our experience, there is progress in the form of personal transformation and healing – a move forward in all areas.  There is a re-ordering taking place. There is peace. It is not a concept or an idea, but the holy presence. All you have to do is ask God for grace.  It is that simple.

When we fall from grace, it does not mean we are sinners. It means we have forgotten our connection with the Divine Presence! When you ‘come back into grace’ it doesn’t mean we have chosen the right religion nor done something amazing to impress God. It means we have remembered who we are as beings of light here on the plant. We have simply remembered our connection.

© 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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The biggest diseases of Western culture?

HeavenIn the West, our minds are running our lives, rather than being a work-servant to our lives, in the form of an obsession with the past and the future. Old programming and conditioning, and living on autopilot also dominate our experience, rather than fully immersing ourselves in the present.  Also, we carry too many emotional charges and traumas that become stuck in our koshas, the energy layers which cause us to revisit old events physically. To fix all this, we get identified with our stories, as well as our physical bodies, and wind up as seekers seeking everything from happiness to more pleasure, instead of seeking “essence.”

Also, we don’t know our own divinity, and don’t feel connected. All suffering originates in the belief in separation. Sin is our separation from God, the Good, in consciousness. Our salvation is now—not something that occurs after death. It happens whenever we turn our thoughts from fear, anxiety, worry and doubt to thoughts of love, harmony, joy and peace. The “fall” that religion has frightened us with, simply takes place in consciousness whenever we fall into negative habits of thinking. Heaven and hell are states of consciousness, not geographical locations. We make our own heaven or hell here and now by our thoughts, words and deeds. It would be great if we could release all these fears.

Judging by the amount of people I see attending spiritual programs, I would say people are looking to create a level of awareness. Many have been seeking for so long, they are caught up in the seeking process. Enlightenment is not the end of the road.  It is simply waking up.  It is shifting from living from the mind and thinking from the heart. You learn to disengage from the mind – (we don’t stop thinking of course) but disengage from old emotions, habits, assumptions, traumas, conditioning, and living life through all these masks you have constructed in order to survive. That is the true transformation.

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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How to increase awareness and become a Divine Human

divineThe Divine Human is one who knows their True Self. The Divine Self, or the antaryamin (Divine Indweller) is the higher self, or the god or realized self. It is the knowledge that we are unlimited because we can never be outside of All That Is. When we open up to this, we expand our potential on many levels: in work, in our relationships, in our ability to love and be joyful.

We can never understand or experience God through someone else’s eyes, nor experience the same self-development path of another individual.  All humans will be on their own individual path to this knowledge, in this lifetime or in other lifetimes.  All truth is developed through individual insight. However, the following principles will help guide your path, and help you to be more authentic and at ease with life during your process. These principles speak to universal truth and the essence of what it means to lead a spiritual life:

  1. First understand yourself and your relationship to the Divine.
  2. Know that the journey begins where you are, not where you want to be. Consider life as it is and accept it. See reality clearly. Put your spiritual development at the top of your list.
  3. Revere the Divine. Live with awareness of your inner God. Place the creator where he belongs: in you.
  4.  Love God with your heart and soul. Feel the freedom and joy of doing so.
  5. Seek truth everywhere, and don’t limit yourself to one faith or wisdom tradition. Read. Question everything. Come up with a version that works for you.
  6. Invite God’s love. Ask for grace and know you are never alone.
  7. Be authentic. Learn to be at ease with yourself. Authenticity lays the groundwork for self-love.
  8. Be a spiritual peacemaker. See yourself as the change you wish to see in the world. Be peaceful and open to forgiveness.
  9. Choose to live in the energy of unconditional love and abandon your judging mind. Learn to love the experience of life, free from conditioning and negativity.
  10. Adopt spiritual practices that make sense to you and understand their meaning. Pray with passion and clarity. Meditate often.
  11. Use auspicious language and don’t allow your thoughts and words to turn into negative stories and illusions.
  12. See God everywhere. Mention God often. Talk about God and say “God” with gusto.

 

© 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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