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Webster defines fear as anxiety caused by real or possible danger. A common phrase associated with fear is: false evidence appearing real. The problem with this statement is that from our perspectives, the evidence IS real. As was the case when I was told my body was diagnosed with cancer. The invitation back into our power to stand outside of fear and access our God given ability to handle any situation that unfolds before us lies in our choice for faith over the perceived threat to our safety & capability. Webster defines faith as unquestionable belief, complete confidence/trust in God. Jesus continually invited his followers to embrace a faith driven response to life. Faith was the element that unlocked the desired miracles. Faith was essential throughout Jesus healing ministry on earth, the lack of belief determined the outcome as did the choice to believe. Our ability to flip anxious fear into faith lies in our choice to believe in the possible.  Too often we push back at this statement as we give more power to our circumstance than to God within us. “Anything is possible for one who believes.” -Jesus Our memory is directly linked to the emotional charge that takes place … Continue reading

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“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness & self control.” Galatians 5:22-23 Too often the last fruit of the spirit takes a back seat in our lives. Self control is essential if you desire to put into motion positive thinking and responding to life. This week make it a priority to exercise self-control When it comes to the choice of intonation you use with yourself 1st and foremost (inner self talk) AND with other human beings around you. Allow the fruit of kindness to shift your delivery of information. What does your intonation sound like within your mind? Do you use an encouraging intonation or judgmental and critical? Dear God, Grant me the grace of encouraging inner self talk that has a gentle, loving and kind intonation. I am willing to open up my soul to the grace of this fruit which flows from your Spirit within me. I am willing to consider that I can only give out to the world what I nurture and expand within myself. I choose to show up with self-control this week and I give you permission to remove the virus of negative talk within and through me so that … Continue reading

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2 Blocks that Twist Your Beliefs: Our beliefs are often created by our attachments & fears which filter information coming into our lives. Fear emerges within the mind under the guise of insecurity around one’s ability to maintain safety & connection along with thoughts fueled by the statement: “I won’t be able to handle this…” Webster defines fear as anxiety caused by real or possible danger. An acronym play on fear commonly used is “False Evidence Appearing Real.”  Most of what flares our beliefs about the world as being safe or unsafe fall under false evidence appearing real. The Christian mystic Anthony de Mello describes an attachment as an emotional state of clinging due to the belief that without some things, person or situation I can’t be happy, once again twisting a fuller representation of our reality. Belief, according to Webster, is a conviction that things are true. Here in lies the blocks to a desired belief that we are safe and connected to God with a definitive purpose in life: our fears and attachments twist our view of reality as we distort, delete and generalize information that back up beliefs about our capability, safety and connection which in turn flare up … Continue reading

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“Past and Future Veil God from Our Site” Rumi Be Here Now. No moment of life ever occurs outside of the present moment. The quickest way to refuel your mind comes in your choice to linger in your heart. Love more today than yesterday. Linger in those moments that are void of the desire to define, own or control. We are created to experience life, not define it, analyze it or interpret it. Past regrets and future fears distract us from the life that is unfolding in front of our face. Resist the temptation to fixate on past events and future wonderings. God shows up now. Life your life backwards, what moments would you have wanted to linger in today more than yesterday? Dear God, Grant me the grace of time line vision. To pause and linger in those moments that will bring a smile to my face at the sunset of this life rather than the frown of regret that I didn’t show up for the gift of life in front of my face. May the majority of my time spent this day honor those things I value most in life. SSU Members: Check Out the New Audio Series Entitled: … Continue reading

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More Energy & Focus Sugar Fast Invite: Understand that environmental influences play a major day-to-day part in your emotional stabil­ity. We live in a toxic environment, so do your research and make healthy choices every day with your food, water and environment. Be aware of any of the main stressors in life that may be playing a role in your emotional roller coaster: family, work, illness and money. Remember that stress is simply a signal within your body giving you the opportunity to identify and adjust your perception of any situation and your behavior. In terms of triggers to your emotional state, be aware of the following: chemicals in food; cosmetics; wheat; inadequate sleep; wireless waves (check out the Q-Link necklace to help with that); dairy; sugar; caffeine; MSG; aspartame; vitamin deficiency. These are actually several of the items you often find on a cancer prevention list. Don’t freak out thinking, “I live in an unsafe world”. Use this information to make wise choices in your life; choices that nurture a healthy environment for you. Make one or two adjustments at a time and move in the direction of creating an emotionally balanced you. So here is your invitation. Commit to … Continue reading

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“A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine” Proverbs 17:22 Yes, Yes, a cheerful heart is good medicine indeed. The challenge we face on a daily basis lies in our ability to choose to nurture a joyful heart over discouragement. As Rumi declared so wisely: “Past and future veil God from our sight; burn both of them up with fire.” Perhaps the fire that Rumi is referring to is the light of our awareness. For example, when a fearful thought pops into your mind…look it straight in the face and call it for what it is: false evidence appearing real blinding your ability to access your God Given natural state of being: Joy & Confidence: “I am a child of the living God, ALL things are possible for me I CHOOSE God over this flimsy perspective, I am capable of handling any situation that unfolds before me.” Practice the following responses to life this week in response to downcast thinking: * Whistle * Hum * Skip * Laugh (fake it till you make it) * Dance * Observe People vs React * Be Here Now * Focus on What IS Working Out for You & Declare It in Your Out Loud Voice Dear God, When I panic … Continue reading

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I know someone who lost 25 pounds by simply infusing their day with short moments of exercise. Weave in Exercise into Every Day Tasks and Transitions: * While Brushing Teeth: March or Jog in Place * Take the Stairs over elevators/escalators  (move up the stairs as fast as you can). * Every 90 Minutes stand up and do 10 or more jumping jacks, imaginary jump rope, or put your hands in the air as you jump up and down saying YES to life. * Jog, skip, or hop to your car (great opportunity to practice releasing the fear of “what will people think?”). * Before leaving the restroom pause and do 10 or more squats. * As much as possible when you are walking from point A to point B add and extra movement: extra steps, jog or skip…I will often throw in a few front snap kicks. * Before you get in the shower commit to at least 10 or more sit-ups. Want More Resources for Quick Easy Exercise? SSU Members Log-In & Click the Resources Tab on => => Click on Burst Training =>   WANT IN ON ALL THE SSU FUN? Join SSU & Gain Instant Access … Continue reading