Have a Heart

 

Mt. Shasta's HeartHave a Heart!  Mt. Shasta’s heart.   Remember: Go your heart, the love within is your guide!

We live in a dualistic world: war and peace; hot and cold, short and tall and the list goes on. We also have a dualist mind that contains two thought systems: the voice of the ego or the voice of the Holy Spirit, truth and peace.

Watch your thoughts and you will figure out which voice you listen to.

The bad news is that the ego is the default system that is always running.  It is the voice that makes you miserable.  Do not listen to it.

The good news is that YOU are the one with the remote! You are in charge of changing channels.

We are listening to the ego’s sly thoughts when our judgments are of someone or yourself. Worried or fearful thoughts of guilt or envy are certainly egoic thoughts. However, they are just thoughts. You don’t have to believe them. Ask yourself: How do I feel? To my mind the ego is always comparing, sizing up the situation, and a master at separating us from others.

For example one night I woke up worried about a planned trip. I could see my mind was going crazy with various scenarios and worry. However, I was worried about something that was in the future. I was projecting fear into the future. The ego went crazy building the case that I was going to miss my plane, or get air sick or stuck in bad weather, etc. I finally realized what was happening and changed channels. I repeated my favorite mind calming phrase “I rest in God” from Workbook lesson 109 and went to sleep. Choosing peace is a practice and a decision.

This example clearly shows that there is a part of the mind that is separate from the ego. It is the decision maker within that chooses, when you are aware enough, and you realize you are not at peace. Always ask: “How do I feel?” If not peaceful then it is up to you to change your thoughts.

I am forever and always inspired by A Course In Miracles,  and in particular Lesson #106.

 

Let me be still and listen to the truth.

“If you will lay aside the ego’s voice, however loudly it may seem to call; if you will not accept its petty gifts that give you nothing that you really want; if you will listen with an open mind, that has not told you what salvation is; then you will hear the mighty Voice of truth, quiet in power, strong in stillness, and completely certain in Its messages.”

http://www.acim.org

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Suicide is hurtful

Janpanese Anenomes

Suicide is hurtful – FIND INNER PEACE NOW – it is possible.

You are loved! You are Love – this is your identity, but if you are listening to the ego you will never know it or feel it. The ego is not YOU. Your powerful mind can choose between the ego or the Love within. It is a choice but maybe you don’t see it that way.

I really don’t want to write about suicide. I’d like to pretend it never happened in my family. It is especially painful when you lose someone you love and for me, one I brought into the world. I never, ever in my wildest dreams, thought that suicide would be a possibility. There was so much to live for.

Writing about it is painful but I hope this helps you, whether you are contemplating it or trying to keep someone from it, so you might understand how to possibly avoid this horrific path.

How to help:
If you know someone is depressed or hurting ask them to talk about it. What’s wrong? What’s right? If it feels appropriate say: “I know you are suffering. Would you ever consider taking your life?” Perhaps they will lie but you need to know if it is something they might consider. And they should know how worried you are. I should have done that. I knew he was suffering but I didn’t know how much or that it would lead to terminating his life. A life I loved.

Follow your intuition about what to do but you may need to visit them NOW. I even asked “Should I come to see you” The answer was “No!” But go anyway! Someone who is that sick does not know what is right for them. They may need the comfort of your physical closeness even if they don’t realize it or want it.

We never suspect that when someone is suffering, that suicide is an option. So go to them NOW. Go to them, hold them, take them into your arms tell them how much you love them! Take a leave of absence or if you need to, use vacation days, get in the car, a train, plane or bus and GO. Why? Because if they do complete this terrible thing you will feel guilty for not letting them know how much they mean to you and for saying in person, what your heart needs and wants to say. The act of actually going to someone says a great deal about how much you care.

Maybe you cannot go in person but call them and tell them how much they mean to you. Tell them everything you appreciate about them. Thank them for the love and the gifts they have given you and even describe them. Send them cards, flowers or a gift representing your love. Send a card every day.

Make them repeat back to you that you love them: Have them say “I know you love me.”

If it feels appropriate ask them what they are grateful for or what they appreciate and love. Gratitude is so healthy and if they can find the spark of gratitude inside they will also access the love that they are. Ask “What do you love?”

Counting blessings is a way to realize accomplishments and what is important in life.

“Love is never far behind a grateful heart and a helpful mind.” Quote: A Course In Miracles

Suicide is FINAL.

Once it’s done, it is over and you cannot bring them back.

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Contemplating Suicide?
If you are contemplating suicide because of a struggle with addiction go to http://www.innerpeaceforyou.me and click on “The gift of addiction.”

This website is dedicated to finding inner peace. Perhaps it will give you a way to look at life anew and help you find the peace that is always within you.

When you have inner peace you have everything you need. Find help – it is out there. Don’t suffer in silence. Talk about it, tell someone how you feel and how desperate you are.

You are loved! And you are Love – that is your identity but if you are listening to your ego you will never know it or feel it. The ego is not YOU. Your powerful mind can choose between the ego or the Love within.

Love is patiently waiting for your recognition – It holds you even if you don’t know it. Know it.

Other sources for awakening to your Truth:

http://www.facim.org
http://www.acim.org
http://www.opengatesangha.org
Google:
Eckhart Tolle
Byron Katie
Eben Alexander