There is no better time to start really tuning into your true gut instincts than right now; for if we listen to outside sources with agendas of their own, we will be (are being) guided totally off course. Some of us call this “checking in.” Checking in and listening to our own “gut instinct” or intuitive check is a critical useful tool in today’s times. We also need to recognize that to be accurate in our own “check-in” we need to be clear in our own agenda. What I mean by that is we have programmed ourselves with set beliefs so much so that we do not honestly open up to truth, but rather default and justify any information into our previously set beliefs. Long ago, while taking a statistics course, I learned how easy it is to skew the results towards our own beliefs. Moreover, once we have set beliefs, it will take an Army of new evidence and a dose of humility to move many of us off those set beliefs. Perhaps the sharing of some of my “Mission Center” as listed below will help you.
Now, more than ever, many of us are yearning for authenticity and truth about what is going on in the world, as we have been misled many times by the media and the news stories that are contradicted or later proven to be inaccurate. So what do we do? This is what I do…
First, I do not listen to the news. I discern and choose the most objective outlets of information I can find. I choose those outlets and people that appear to be sharing most of my Mission Center the focus of which includes being Authentic (in Word and Action), Love, Heart-Centered, Integrity, Establishing Peace (inner and outer), Doing Good in the World, Treating Others as I Want to Be Treated, and Connected to Spirit (you can call this Universe or Love or God, whatever it is to you, it is the pure Goodness and Light). There are no outlets that are perfect, and I certainly am not. But if they are striving for these core objectives then their mission is within my Mission Center then I will explore these outlets of information. If, however, their core missions are any of these: Propaganda, Disharmony, Judgment, Promoting Violence, Control of Others, Separation, or Self-Centered Money, I ignore them and will not validate anything they say.
Second, I can “feel” the truth more now than I could before. I can feel it in people. I can see through so much of the nonsense. I can sense their intent. No not perfect, as I have been duped many times in my life, but most of those times when I was duped my gut instinct was telling me truth yet I chose to ignore it and believed the words of another rather than my own truth. Now, I am much more discerning. If someone’s intention is impure or self-centered, then I dismiss whatever they are saying. I also am humble enough to say I was wrong and move forward without beating myself up. This is KEY; especially now. Do not let that stubborn “I must be right” side of yourself get in the way of truth, love, and authenticity (We all have that stubborn side; it takes courage and strength to let that go – becoming humble at times is very empowering and something to honor in yourself and in others).
Who and what do I respect most? Those that contribute to the World through some of the pure core missions included in my Mission Center. Those that are instigating violence towards anyone or any group (this does not include the physical action required for the protection of the vulnerable; our true warriors of light are to be greatly honored)are of such a lower consciousness that they are too far from my Mission Center to give them any consideration at all. Those that are instilling anger or hatred are not near my “wavelength” and I choose not to use any of my energy on such. Most of those that have the most money do not impress in the least; yet if those same people are utilizing their skills and talents to make this World better and are in sync with some of my Mission Center and their money has come to them through integrity and honesty, then I respect them greatly.
It's time for us to discern for ourselves what is true and what is not lining up with Truth and Authenticity. What are you sharing? What are your core beliefs? What is your Mission Center? What are you listening to? Who do you respect the most? If we want truth, it is up to each one of us to honor truth, to ignore intentional untruths, and to learn better how to know the difference. True Intention shows us the way.
It's All About Beliefs
By Dalila Adams written about 15 years ago. You may not think so. It may feel like it is all about action, but let's open our mind and explore the possibility that our beliefs are the primary impact in our lives.
It's not easy to change our beliefs, It can be for some beliefs, but I know for myself that I have had some stubborn beliefs that require a lot of "conscious revising" to change my life towards the direction I want. And I know this works...but takes a bit of practice and honest internal work.
How do we work our way through our negative belief system?
Through Love. Sounds simple right? And it can be, but it can also be a struggle to love yourself and love another simultaneously through your fearful, angry, and emotionally draining moments.
There is so much to this enveloping concept of "Everything is about our Belief System;" let us just take one prominent tool to help us through this process.
Whenever you find yourself in an unconformable or altercating situation with another person, love and forgive yourself first for how you got yourself in this situation. Then, almost simultaneously if possible, love the other person without trying to fix them, hurt them, or judge them. Do this to the best of your ability and and then see how it changes the experience.
I know it is not easy. I am not saying to tell them that you love them or change your words in any way, but understand that this experience is showing you something about yourself that you can grow from. Are you staying in a place or with another you should let go of? Are they hitting a wound of insecurity within you? So many possibilities to explore. We all act out from our own beliefs. When someone is doing anything negative like blaming or judging you, it is because they are REACTING OUT OF THEIR OWN MISALIGNMENT, FEAR AND/OR PAIN. We all have been guilty of this negative behavior at different tones and different levels. When you stop doing it, and begin to love instead, you know you are becoming a Conscience Communicator, you are raising your consciousness.
This even works when you are dealing with a large company or institution. If your belief is that an institution of some type is taking advantage of you or going to treat you poorly, before your communication with them, change you belief. Envisioin the interaction going well and them actually helping you in some way. By practicing this conscience belief adjustment, you will start to see the difference in your life. It is important to let go of trying to change others, truly just focus on your own belief system.
Let's say you do this, but you are still getting a negative response from another. If you respond in RE-action, you are fueling the old BELIEF and maintaining yourself in that belief system (guaranteed to experience more of the same).
Tell yourself, he/she/they are responding poorly and in your mind you can call them out, it doesn't matter because in actuality they are acting poorly. But at the same time, know and tell yourself it is due to their issues, not yours and you are not to even attempt to try to fix them. Tell yourself I am getting hurt because of my old beliefs, and I want to change that. So, even though I don't agree with them or support them in their actions, I am going to love myself through this and tell myself this is just an experience from an old belief of mine and I am now envisioning myself in an better situation and that this situation is resolved in a positive way for me. It is important to understand you can care about them, knowing their actions are out of their own stuff, but it is your job to change your beliefs and to love yourself enough to open up to new ways of dealing with the situation whether they change or not. You have the right and obligation to yourself to move away from negativity and move towards positivity while simply loving yourself and accepting them as they are.
This is the way you can start releasing your fears and insecurities in the most positive way. You are freeing yourself up through Love. Love really is the most powerful of all.
Practice of Generosity
By Dalila Adams
What does the word generosity mean to you? The definition I have chosen of generosity is the seeing..feeling and expressing to others their positive attributes. This is something that is not authentically possible when we are held with ill feelings within. Please know it is also not healthy to express positive attributes of another which are not genuinely felt and know by you.
I do not know anything more positive and rewarding than receiving the generosity of another seeing the positive in me. It sparks a great feeling within allowing me to expand and solidify the attribute they have confirmed. There is such a deep gratitude for those that have authentically shared their generosity because I know the depth of what it has done for me!
On the other hand, I also know when it is authentic or not...it is quite clear when someone is forcing a positive comment just because they think that it is what they should say. It actually "feels" uncomfortable and does not help me to grow. Have you noticed how much or how little you are able to receive positive feedback from another ? Are you able to see the authenticity or, at times, the manipulation of the other person's sharing? Are you able to see that you have a negative feeling about yourself so you can to fully accept their generosity?
A good way to start this practice is to totally focus on generosity to yourself. Sit down and focus with deep honesty as to what are you great qualities. Forget for a moment about all of the self-criticism, and focus on these good things about you. Get to know yourself better. Allow yourself to see all of the good things about you. Take a week and gather information about yourself. Notice the good things that you do and are. Writing these positive attributes down really helps this practice.
Once you have allowed yourself to focus on all of the good things about YOU then you can start to look at others in a different light. Try looking at each individual and see what it is about them that is positive. Everyone has several very positive things about them. Yes, I did say everyone...that may be tough to absorb but just try it. Do not share with others at this stage of your Generosity Practice what you are seeing...just observe.
After a few weeks of this practice go back and look within for one week and discover the positive things about you again. See if you can now expand what you see about yourself that is positive. Has it changed?. Can you see more about yourself than you could in the first week? Most likely you can see much more about yourself as you have opened to seeing others and are becoming truly generous.
You see how this works? Now practice sharing generosity at appropriate times. Be authentic...and share only when it is comfortable for you. You will be amazed at how good YOU Feel as you start this Practice. At some point you will notice this being part of who you are...and notice how much generosity is coming back at you!