Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sure there are those scriptures in Abraham about the reckoning of time on the planet Kolob (where God reportedly lives) and how one day there is about 1000 years here. While it may be true that time is reckoned differently on that planet, it is also true that God is not subject to time. All things are present before him and he knows them all. (Moses 1:6) In a way that our minds have difficulty understanding, he can see past present and future all as one.
It is we who must expand our consciousness to realize that we have already been given every blessing. We just have to alter our mental state to connect with it (know it) and bring into physical manifestation. How long that takes depends on us and our willingness to do the spiritual work.
Timing is a tricky thing. Even for Joseph Smith--it took him a long time to realize and accept that building Zion in Missouri wasn't going to happen in his life time. Was he just wrong about God's timing? I don't think so. I think the early Saints just went a different direction. They couldn't or wouldn't do the spiritual work to be a Zion society. But it doesn't change the fact that Zion is already built on that spot. (Joseph could see it.) We just have to manifest it into our physical reality by connecting with it first in our consciousness.
I can tell you one thing though, it isn't going to happen by complaining about God's timing, or doing nothing and waiting around.
As one of my teachers, Guru Singh says, you can walk along the shore pretending you are swimming for as long as you want. Maybe you will never jump in till you are 80 years old. But when you finally do jump in the water, it will feel like you could have done it all along. But it will also feel like the right time. The scriptures say God's timing is perfect. And it is, because He makes it seem perfect for you when you do.
So, do whatever. Just keep pretending or jump in. But don't let me hear you using God's timing as an excuse.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Rising Sign is important because it indicates the tools that the universe has given you to deal with your sun sign, though it can also affect your personality in negative ways and comes with warnings if you don't use your tools.
Your moon sign is your reactive system. It indicates how a person will react to things.
Abram was a master of both astrology and astronomy. He knew the stars planets and how they were formed and he understood their internal energy. He also knew his own chart and knew that having children was not in his destiny, nor Sarai's. But God said to him, Abram, "go outside" and count the stars, and such will be the number of your seed. (I paraphrase.) By "go outside" God is not just inviting him to step out of his house/tent. He is inviting him to go outside of human consciousness and expand it to the reality where you can influence the stars.
And then he told him, from this day forward you shall be known as Abraham. And Sarai got a name change to Sarah. The name change basically created a rebirth and a new identity. God also invited him to go outside and look at the stars because as of that moment, Abraham had to make new natal charts for both he and Sarah.
Name changes are used many times throughout the scriptures to rewrite a person's destiny.
For example, Hoshea was renamed Joshua
Saul was renamed Paul
Simon was renamed Peter
Abram became Abraham
Jacob became Israel
Eliakim renamed Jehoiakim
"The woman" became known as Eve
And there are loads more. Some changed by God, Jesus, apostles and their King.
Of course, just going to the courthouse and changing your name is not going to do it. Courts on earth mean nothing to God. And just applying for a spiritual name doesn't guarantee anything either. A new name has to be earned through spiritual upleveling.
When I put all this together, I realized what has happened in my own life. I never felt that I wanted a Kundalini Spiritual name in 7 years of practice, but last year I suddenly felt that it was time. God told me I needed to be someone new and to go ahead and get one. So I requested a spiritual name and it came a few days later. I loved it and started using it immediately, but only recently do I realize just how important that was.
I went back and looked at the date stamp on that email and made a new natal chart. I still don't understand it all, but the good news is that I went from having one of the least favorable moons to having a very favorable moon in Libra. My Sun Sign now is Cancer, which is one of the most intuitive signs. The intuition of a Cancer is legendary. My rising sign is now Scorpio, which makes sense that since I had so much Scorpio before I'd have the corrected Scorpio now as my tool kit. The corrected Scorpio, by the way, is compared to an eagle, who sees everything, but flies high above it and doesn't get involved in drama. They are also very intuitive. So that is a double bonus.
I looked back in my journal to see what I was doing the day I received my spiritual name and I found that I had just started a new journal the day after I got my name. The entry said:
Had dreams last night. I woke before my alarm feeling very refreshed despite a late bedtime. The feeling was that something wonderful has happened in me. I'm not sure what. The angels definitely worked on me last night....
Looking back, I see that since that date in June I have a whole new life. "Charmed" is not the right word for it, but it is amazingly better than before and much different than most people I know. My friend Robyn says I live like the apostles of old. Ha! Well, I still have to take out my own garbage and put gas in my car and I am not impervious to heat or hunger or cold or headaches (yet), but I don't worry or fear. I am full of love and most days, I walk with grace.
|seven-ish years ago|
|A few months after my name change. Can you see the difference? It's in the eyes. |
They used to look inward. Now they look outward and are full of light! Amazing.
I don't think that getting a name change is part of everyone's destiny. Some people just need to be corrected under the sign they are. But just so you know--if your life has been really intense, you can elevate yourself through meditation and loving your neighbor, and get a totally different life. You can create a destiny where there was none.
That's all for now. More to come. Sat Nam.
Some people want to know if the new name people get a part of religious ceremonies could be a kind of rebirth. My answer is that I can't speak for everyone. It is possible, but that name has different purposes and and it is not something you go by from then on. Abraham was told "from now on you shall be known as..."Of course, there could be way more here for some people, but not for all. I'm leaving it to you to do your own investigation and praying about it.
The other question is about marriage. Marriage sometimes includes a name change for women, and sometimes for men too. It definitely involves a title change, but whether this corresponds with spiritual upleveling is something to be examined.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Then God drove my car to Bart's Books (the coolest used book store in the world) and I wandered into the Astrology section.There were lots of books, but one on Jewish Astrology and Kabbalah called The Star Connection seemed to have a spot light on it. It needed me to buy it immediately.
I started the book that night and felt like my mind was being blown into two universes. I understood it on some level, but I felt sure that I could never explain it to anyone. Then a few weeks later I picked it up again and maybe the meditation to increase my IQ worked, because that time, it made perfect sense. (More on that meditation soon. I promise. It's super important.)
I devoured it with the overall feeling of "this is the missing link." And then I signed up for Kabbalah University online and watched hours of videos of Yael Yardeni. She is a teacher at Kabbalah University and a world renowned Kabbalistic Astrologer. I have a super huge crush on her.
For a few weeks my brain has been sorting and mixing and matching it with all my experience and knowledge of Kundlini Yoga and also the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I will attempt to put it in simple terms in a few blog posts.
First off, if you don't know, Kabbalah is a body of teachings considered Jewish mysticism. The root of the word mysticism is mystery. A mystic is anyone who is attempting to understand the mysteries of God. That would be me. And probably you too.
People who study Kabbalah are going to be concerned with several books: One is the Book of Formations, which was reportedly written by the Patriarch Abraham. It is a very old book. And it is all about the stars and the planets and how God created everything with the word, and contains a lot of the foundations of Jewish Astrology.
The other main Kabbalistic text is the Zohar. The Zohar is 23 volumes. It's massive. It was revealed to Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai and his son Rabbi Elazar when they were in hiding from the Romans (in the second century CE) in a cave (what is it with caves?). They were taught through visits several times per day from the prophet Elijah and also from Moses (both translated beings). I don't know how long these personal tutoring sessions went on, but it was long enough to fill 23 volumes.
I am not saying if it is true or not, but I am saying it doesn't sound unlike those two (Moses and Elijah) to appear together at critical places (to Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration, and to Joseph Smith, just to name a couple).
The Kabbalah is one of those things that has a past similar to Kundalini Yoga. It was hidden, passed on only from master to student rather secretly for generations and is only recently become available to all. That is the cliff notes background on Kabbalah. If you want more, google or go to the Kabbalah Center website.
For now, here is a beginning of what I learned about astrology and have put together with my own inspired LDS interpretation that I feel is relevant for everyone to know.
First of all, birth dates matter. We celebrate birth dates not just to track our age, but to keep the date in our memory. Time and location of birth also matter, because these things determine a person's natal chart. The natal chart, I have come to realize, is as important as many people view their Patriarchal Blessing, because these charts can give us insight into our destiny, our gifts, they can warn us of pitfalls, and give us a spiritual road map.
The biggest differences between Jewish and conventional astrology are:
1) The stars impel but don't compel. A person is not the way they are because they were born under a certain sign. They are actually born under a certain sign because of the way they already were and the decisions they made before they came. (Kabbalists believe in reincarnation. I believe in a pre-earth life where we made choices that effect our destiny.)
People are born under certain planetary influences because those are the circumstances that are best going to teach them what they need to learn. The Kabbalists call this the "tikune." Tikune means correction. We all come to achieve a correction, to complete some karma or contract, and learn certain things.
Thus, from a person's natal chart, we can learn a lot about a person's personality, why they are here, some possible challenges they may face as well some gifts they are given and need to use. A person's chart can also help give them spiritual goals. By doing their spiritual work and expanding consciousness through meditation, a person is able to achieve their correction. They can avoid the negative influence and fates written in the stars and can become all the good things and none of the negatives that their sign contains. Then you would say they became a "corrected" Taurus (or whatever sign). And in some cases, a person can completely rewrite their destiny and get a whole new natal chart. More on this in a future post.
|I love this picture because the man is going outside of "reality" to see what is really there.|
2) The second major difference between Kabbalistic and conventional astrology that people should know about is that the calendar is different. Instead of the Gregorian solar calendar, the Hebrew lunar-solar calendar is used. It is too long to explain in this post, but once you understand it, it makes way more sense than using the Gregorian calendar because the signs correspond to months that begin at each new moon rather than seemingly arbitrary dates as in conventional western astrology. Also, this Hebrew calendar is the one that Jews have been using since forever, including Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.
Why this calendar thing is important is because once you do a date calculation, you may find that you are not the sign that you thought you were. And it will probably make a lot more sense. (Your rising and moon signs and everything else about your natal chart would still remain the same. I will write more on rising and moon signs in my next post.) So if you want to know what sign you really are, I suggest getting an app like the Kabbalistic Calendar with a date converter.
3) The third thing to know about the difference between conventional and Kabbalistic astrology is that it is not just about the external planetary forces. It is about the internal energy of the planets and signs. And this internal energy is the seed level that influences and is influenced by human behavior. More on this later.
Taurus is the sign of the Bull. In John Pratt's article he shows us that the Bull is symbolic of Christ's role as the Lord of Hosts. The white Bull is an extinct type of wild ox. They had long horns and sometimes, in the scriptures, when it refers to unicorns, it was actually referring to the white Bull. Here is what John Pratt says about it.
"The Book of Enoch makes it clear that the white Bull represents the Kingdom of God in the last days, and Moses refers to its two horns as pushing together the thousands of Manasseh and the ten thousands of Ephraim."Taurus is associated with the Hebrew month of Iyar. This is known to be a difficult month because the light is hidden and you have to go look for it. But it is the month of the year associated with all healings and many Tauruses are in the medical profession or make great healers in other ways.
Taurus is an earth sign, but it's internal energy is fire. It is the fire of the earth. Like a volcano. Taurus is like that. They can be dormant for a long time and usually are a very emotionally balanced sign, but they can also explode. The anger of a Taurus is legendary. It is not like the anger of Aires, which usually only lasts a few minutes. The reason the Taurus will sometimes blow is because they can live in denial for too long, which I will explain.
Taurus is motivated by comfort and security. They like the finer things in life. They are in love with love but often very confused about what love is. They are ruled by the planet Venus and so really appreciate love and beauty. They always look for peace and are non-confrontational. But at what price? Often the price is that they are living in denial. They often don't speak their mind. Over time this is not good.
They are good with money-- attracting it, managing it and manifesting it. Which is good since they have expensive tastes and are motivated by comfort.
Their biggest fear is change. They do not like change. If it works, keep it the same. They don't like to take risks. Change risks that things could be worse and they don't like to be out of their comfort zone. Because of this, Tauruses often settle for a lot less, and laziness can be an issue.
They have a reputation for being stubborn, but it is really because they fear change, and so they can get fixed in their ideas. Forty percent of the worlds dictators were Taurus. So you can see that when they get fixed in their ideas, they can be very judgmental indeed. (Incidentally another 40% are Leo, but for different reasons.)
Tauruses are known for their great voices, so if you are Taurus make sure you sing or chant mantras and bless those around you with your voice.
Tauruses can seem cold on the outside but are deeply romantic in their hearts. They care and care, but sometimes only to the limit of their comfort zone. Being an earth sign they also tend to move very slowly. If you are in a relationship with a Taurus, be patient and encourage them to take more risks, but when talking about change, never use the word change. Talk to them about improvement and making things better. Speak about softness and love.
The organ associated with Taurus is the throat and thyroid. This can be a vulnerability for them, because they don't speak their mind. (I'll talk more about organs in another post.)
Some Spiritual Goals for a Taurus:
1) Be more open to unconditional love, without judgement and out of your comfort zone.
2) Push yourself to fulfill a larger desire. Don't settle for less for the sake of peace. We came here to receive as much light as we can. Think about the world and the global good. Confront reality. See how the world really is and how you can make it better.
3) Care out of your comfort zone. Contrary to belief, it is care that brings love and not the reverse. The more we care, the more light we get.
4) Learn to express yourself. Say what you think rather than suppressing for the sake of peace. It can often make things better.
For those with friends or loved ones who are Taurus, encourage them to confront reality, express themselves and to take more risks.
A good example of two very different Tauruses are Adolf Hitler (dictator) and Oscar Schindler (Schindler's List). Schindler enjoyed luxury and women and nice wine. He could have stayed in his comfort zone and ridden the war out and made a lot of money. But he answered the higher call and went out of his comfort zone and took many risks to save as many Jews as he could during World War 2. So Tauruses can handle the energy of getting out of their comfort zone and can be great humanitarians and healers, but they sometimes need help getting there.
So, Tauruses, work on yourselves.
Everyone else is also invited to work on yourselves, too. Till next time. Sat Nam.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Not long ago, in a waking vision, the matchmaker, Yenta, from Fiddler on the Roof came to me and told me she had a match for me. She was singing about how he was handsome and rich. It was funny. God often speaks to me in movie lines. I waved her off. Handsome and rich is great, but how was he on his axis? She seemed to know what I meant and showed me a man having an Alma-like experience. "He is getting the download now," she said, in a thick Russian accent.
My life is strange sometimes. For those who have been wondering about Project True Love Reprise, this is how it has gone. It has been nothing like the last PTL. I thought I would date a lot, but this time, it seems that the angels are doing all the work in the background to bring me my most compatible soul mate. I don't have to do much, except work on myself and wait and watch it unfold. Lately there has been some interesting unfolding--mostly in metaphysical realms. I feel very in love, but on the terrestrial plane it would appear that I have no partner. Yet.
If you were wondering, this soul mate is the one who was "tied up in Glendale." I still don't know what that means, and I don't think I know who he is, but I have a feeling he is less tied up now. So that's good. I hope. When I know more than this, I might share it. Or not. But till then, please pray for my most compatible soul mate.
And if you think it's you or you have been secretly in love with me for years and never said anything, for whatever reason, well, now might be one of the last times I will be single. So... I'm just saying.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
|Prophet Isaiah by Marc Chagall|
Since the dawn of time, very awakened people knew that every event, every action, every idea is connected through the human mind the network that is the cosmos. They knew that consciousness plays a deciding role in the nature of our physical reality. Purity of consciousness creating the ultimate fullness of joy reality.
Purity of consciousness is achieved by converting the desire to receive for the self alone to a desire to receive to share. Love Your Neighbor. This is straight out of every religion's scriptures.
The energy of the terrestrial sphere is very negative. This is where Satan can and does (for now) pretend he is the God of this world. In order to free ourselves from the negative energy, we need to connect with the positive energy through expanding our consciousness beyond the five senses, connecting, knowing.
"I am more certain that those keys have been restored and that those ordinances are once again available through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints than I am certain I stand before you at this pulpit and you sit before me in this conference."
Monday, July 21, 2014
Yogi Bhajan said that every student should be a teacher, and even if you only know one meditation, you should teach it. I know many of my students are teaching their family and friends and some will tell anyone on the street about it. And I figured I could equip those who were serious with tools to do so in an even better way.
It is amazing who was led to me and how I knew they were going to be a jedi. Others applied but I didn't feel it was right or their time. In the end I trained nine Jedis. The mentorship was 6 months. It was a wonderful time and I loved seeing them grown and begin to teach where God led them. Several of them lead addiction recovery groups. Others live in places where there is absolutely no access to Kundalini Yoga except what they are now offering. Others will be teaching online. Several of them are going on to do a full 220 hour Level 1 teacher training in their area as new areas are opening up.
I wanted to introduce several of them here. Some are teaching, others aren't yet, but they are blogging. All of them I would endorse as epic teachers with a deep respect and understanding of the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, and who also teach from a Christ-centered LDS perspective.
Jessica is in Chicago but teaches online mostly to people in Boise. Go figure. Here is her FB page.
|Siri Dharma Kaur|
Siri Dharma Kaur (Katy) is in Rexburg Idaho. She is teaching a Moonlight Yoga For Women weekly Saturday evening class at a counseling center location in Rexburg. This class will follow up on the 12 steps of ARP. Everyone (female) is welcome. She will be teaching a pregnancy yoga class series, too. She is also a Theta healer and Hypnobabies instructor. So she has your bases covered. Her website is Be Still Services.
Nancy is in Honolulu, Hawaii and just had a baby, but will start up teaching again soon. When she gets her info ready I will add it here. In the mean time, if you want to contact her, you can email me or find her on Facebook.
Akashpreet Kaur (Hannah) is in England and blogs at: 5 in the Bed. It's her family blog, but there will be more about Kundalini Yoga as the days go by.
Sarah is also in England and has started blogging at Meditationformormons.blogspot.co.uk and has a youtube channel of the same name.
The other Jedis are still working on finishing requirements, but when they are ready, I will add them to this list. Sat Nam.
Friday, July 18, 2014
|Come frolic in Park City|
Saturday, July 12, 2014
And this is what the back side said.
"This card is a reminder that you are a powerful creator made in the image and likeness of the Divine Creator! You're not a passive victim; you have the right and the skills to rise above and change everything in this situation and relationship. However, as long as you blame others or believe that they're controlling you, you'll remain stuck. But by calling upon God and Archangel Micheal, and then taking charge according to your guidance, you can change everything in miraculous ways."
Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast the heaven and the by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: (Jeremiah 32:17)
Friday, July 11, 2014
One of my readers, Ryan, asked me to write more about prosperity. So I am guessing that this will be the first in a series of posts.
Here is a great quote from Yogi Bhajan that I will explain hereafter:
“If your psyche is right on its axis, you’ll be happy no matter whether you are rich or poor. If your psyche is right on its orbit, you’ll be rich whether or not you are happy. If both are in harmony, you’ll be rich and happy and a giver like God.” --Yogi Bhajan.
So to explain, your AXIS is your own personal connection with your God and your higher self and if you are right spiritually than you will be happy, as he says, whether you are rich or poor.
Your ORBIT is your interaction with others and the world and if your psyche is balanced in this regard you will just naturally be rich, no matter whether or not your are happy. It is easy to see people who are balanced on their orbit because they have outward manifestations of success.
The idea is that you want to be balanced on both axis and orbit. There is this old Piscean notion that you can't be rich and spiritually enlightened. You know the sayings: Money is the root of all evil, Money is the world's curse. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle that for a rich man to enter heaven... etc etc.
These sayings and that last highly misunderstood scripture I quoted, have been used for hundreds of years now by Satan and his secret combinations, to promote the monastic lifestyle--a lifestyle of being balanced on one's AXIS, but not on one's orbit. Meaning that if you choose God you choose poverty.
Why would Satan promote this, you ask? Well for one thing, people with money (or control of the money or resources) tend to be the ones who develop society. And the evil powers in the universe do not want enlightened, spiritual people developing society. So they have done a good job convincing some very good, spiritual people that money is bad, and that success and prosperity will lead you off the straight and narrow path. While that is possible, it is also possible that if you are balanced on your axis, you'll stay on the path and you'll do a lot of good for God with the resources he blesses you with.
The truth is, money is just symbolic. It is what we use to symbolize energy exchange, and until that system changes, it's what we have to work with. The key is to have your psyche balanced in both areas. Then you will be both rich and happy and you'll use the money as God would.
So if you were wondering why you are happy but poor, or rich and unhappy, or both poor and unhappy, the answer is because one or both of your axis and orbit is not balanced. And since I know you have tried everything else, let me tell you that Kundalini Yoga and meditation is the energetic technology that is strong enough to right your psyche in both areas. Don't stop all the other good things you are doing. Just add more Kundalini.
I have been in the top 2% of earners at one point (and every unhappy) and I have been way below the poverty line (perhaps if there is a bottom 2% I was there) and also unhappy. When I started adding more Kundalini I became enormously happier. Then my psyche started to balance on it's orbit and I learned what prosperity truly meant.
Now, I don't consider myself on any of the world's scales of prosperity or success. This is because God provides things (resources, money, opportunities, stuff) for us in miraculous ways, and uses us to provide for others in miraculous ways. Even though there is still a money exchange at times, I feel like I have opted into the law of consecration and it works beautifully. I often feel like I am the happiest and richest person in the world. Maybe that is how it feels to be like God. A giver.
I find myself wishing that all of my students and blog readers and clients could feel the same. Right now. Because there is a great work to do. It's not all about paying the mortgage or rent anymore. And it's not about struggling to stay afloat in the lake of despair anymore. You were born to have joy and to contribute!
Even though the Kundalini technology is fast, you should know it still takes effort. These issues go to the very core of everything for some of us. But even if it took 6 months say, or a year--that's nothing when you think of all the years you've lived with and struggled with your problems. So I'd like to issue a challenge. It will be a 10 week challenge. I'm calling it the Tree of Life Kundalini Yoga Summer Challenge.
The idea is to go to, or watch, or do at home with a manual, as many Kundalini Yoga classes as possible by the Fall equinox (this is addition to your daily meditation which I'm sure you are already doing). The goal being 30 classes or more by the end of summer. That is about 3 per week. If you are already doing a Level 1 teacher training or daily Aquarian Sadhana then you are covered (that is the 2.5 hours/day early morning group sadhana).
But it honestly doesn't matter so much what the theme of the class or kriya is that you you do, so long as you do it. If you are looking for classes near you, make sure it is Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan. Anything else I can not vouch for.
If you have a manual and do kriyas at home, you can get the group energy by imagining that you are mediating with 1000 other yogis. In truth, you may be, you just can't see them.
Anyone who meets the challenge or goes beyond it, will most likely have their psyche, axis, orbit and a lot more transformed, and will be invited to share their story on my blog or podcast, and will get a free copy of my forthcoming book, Awake As In Ancient Days: The Christ-Centered Kundalini Yoga Experience.
To join the challenge, first tell all your friends you are going it. Socially commit. And get a friend or two to join you if you can. Then just download and print out the spreadsheet at this link. There is a place for dates and teacher names and a place for the teacher to sign if you attend their class life. This will give you an excuse to talk to the teacher. :) If you don't attend live, you can still keep track this way.
During the challenge, feel free to post pictures or comments or blog links on my FB page. At the end of the challenge, just email me your forms! I'm so excited about this. I will be doing it too. I'm going to try to go out and find more live classes in my area, which means I'll probably meet lots of new people, too.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
She reminds me of the story in the morning or the next night and asks me to tell it again. I listen with curiosity. I ask her for details. Sometimes it all comes back to me but most of the time I am baffled. Did I tell you that? It is almost like the just fly through my brain and then they are gone. I have to go into story telling mode/trance, and wait for one to fly in before I can start. They are like bats, they usually only fly in at night.
I have to be careful about sequels or ending on a cliff hanger because if I don't know any of the characters or plot tomorrow it is hard to pick up where you left off.
I like to believe that some of them are genius Ericksonian tales that subtly shift and heal her, but most of the time they are pretty silly. Sometimes she boos me at the end and tells me it stunk. But for the last few months I have had positive reviews.
We finally found a solution for when she wants to hear a certain story over again. We started recording them with my digital audio recorder. Then she can play it back and listen whenever. And then she and I had the idea to share some of these with whoever who feels like listening.
I make no guarantees about their entertainment value or appropriateness. My daughter is 8 so her attention span is longer than it used to be. The stories are usually 15-20 minutes. That's about how long it takes me to resolve a plot. Although there are some that are very short. So if you feel like listening here is the link: Penelope's Bedtime Stories. Click on the tracks tab to see all the stories we have uploaded so far.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Knowing this, I have no qualms asking people to pray for me on the occasions I need it. Sometimes I need it for long periods, such as when I was working on my book. Thank you to everyone for those months of prayers! I am currently working on getting the final stuff done for the book and I could use a few this week and next.
I also take my list of people that I say I'm praying for seriously. I started to forget people when the list gets long and I am tired before bed or half asleep in the morning. So I have started a list on my phone and sometimes I open it when I am praying. I got this idea from a friend. She is very organized. I always ask her for prayers when I need them.
A year and a half ago when I was in my dark night of the soul and I relied so much on the prayers of others and barely had anything to give in return, I would just pray and thank God so sincerely for the prayers of others. Then I asked that their prayers on our behalf would come back to them 100 fold. I am not sure about the math on that one. But I was incredibly supported through that time.
I had an interesting experience recently where I was having a problem and I couldn't pray it away but when I asked a friend to pray for me, it went away as soon as she prayed. And it stayed away the whole day. Then the next day I had to ask her again because my own prayers weren't really working in that area. Interesting. I will write more about it sometime, but I think it was mostly to get me to write this blog post.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
|feild trip to tide pools|
So I still get a few hours off every week and she gets her social group of friends of all ages. The school even pays for our curriculum we use at home, which is nothing really, except for library access and youtube, so we spent most of the money on art supplies. Another form of prosperity for us. We are rolling in it around here. Wahe Guru!
|At the Lavender Festival|
So in the end, it was me who got schooled in this process. I feel like I am actually enjoying her childhood with her some of the time, and I have had an opportunity to re-school myself and follow my interests too.