Sunday, November 02, 2014

Spirit or Body?

I choose a life of learning and giving.
I use my time, energy and resources to learn and contribute.
I forgive any neglect or forgetfulness.
I honor myself and this lifetime with meaningful creativity and work.

Are you in the world but not of it?
Are you here for the physical experience to get as much as you can?
Are you here to give yourself pleasure, fame and fortune?
Are you here to learn, express, create or contribute something?

Some say we are physical having occasional inspirational experiences.
Others say we are spiritual beings having a temporary physical experience.
What you believe will be what you perceive and act on.
The choice you make about your life determines your giving and getting.

When you believe you are a human being having a physical life, you may want to get more.
When you believe you are a spiritual being having a physical life, you want to learn and give more.
Those who want to get to feel whole and complete may try to have as many experiences as possible.
Those who seek to learn and give are curious about every experience and relationship.

When we believe we have limited time, we can to use it wisely or waste our time.
When we believe we have limited money, we may feel stingy or greedy.
When we believe we have limited energy, we may use it sparingly or with great purpose.
When we believe we have limited love, we may give it conditionally or share it freely.

When we know time is ours to use as we choose,  we can enjoy every moment.
When we know we have as much as we need , we share easily.
When we know we have unlimited energy, we allow it to flow with ease and joy.
When we know we have unlimited love, we share it freely.

Life in a body can be fun, safe and easy or serious, dangerous and difficult.
It depends on how we perceive and use our body and our temporal life.
Does the body determine your choices or do you use the body for what you choose?
We can use, abuse and confuse ourselves and our bodies with conflicting goals.

Consider that our essence, our True Being is Love itself, unlimited and powerful.
Consider that our body is a tool, a vehicle, in which we live temporarily in this physical world.
Consider that we can use our body to communicate and share only Love.
We can forget or neglect to use our the body well and waste ourselves on what doesn’t matter.
Or we can utilize our body and temporary human experience for its highest purpose.

What we choose determines our experience.
When I know I am responsible for the experiences I have, I choose wisely and with Love.
When I feel like a victim of my life experiences, I may carelessly relinquish my true purpose.
When I recognize I am squandering this life of learning, I can easily forgive and choose again.

Choose what you want to be so for you.
You are the chooser.
You make a difference.
Life works because you do the work.
Loving you, 
Betty Lue

Rules For Being Human
(from an old Ann Landers syndicated newspaper column)

                You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for as long as you live. How you take care of it or fail to take care of it can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life.
                You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time school called Life. Each day, you will be presented with opportunities to learn what you need to know. The lessons presented are often completely different from those you THINK you need.
                There are no mistakes—only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error and experimentation. You can learn as much from failure as you can from success.
                A lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it (as evidenced by a change in your attitude and behavior), then you can go on to the next lesson.
                Learning lessons does not end. There is no stage of life that does not contain some lessons. As long as you live, there will be something more to learn.
                “There” is no better than “here”. When your “there” has become a “here”, you will obtain another “there” that will again look better than your “here”. Don’t be fooled by believing that the unattainable is better than what you have.
                Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself. When tempted to criticize others, ask yourself why you feel so strongly.
                What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. Remember that through desire, goal-setting and unflagging effort, you can have anything you want. Persistence is the key to success.
                The answers lie within you. The solutions to all of life’s problems lie within your grasp. All you need to do is ask, look, listen and trust.
                You will forget all this. Unless you consistently stay focused on the goals you have set for yourself, everything you’ve just read won’t mean a thing.