Sunday, January 11, 2015

How Many Times?

I show up and pay attention.
I learn my lessons quickly and easily.
When I forgive my judgments, I learn immediately.
Everything works together for Good.

How many times before we learn the lesson?
How many times must we hear the Truth?
How many times before we wake up?
How many times do we need to let go?

It seems like life is a do-over and over and over.
The same predicament shows up again and again.
The same relationship we choose again and again.
Similar events reoccur until we learn and see things differently.

“Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls have picked them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?”

So where have all our manners gone?
Where has our civility and dignity gone?
Where has all our common sense gone?
And when will we ever learn?

Life seems to repeat itself in cycles and seasons until we learn what it.
Relationships show up again and again until we forgive the predicament.
Financial and maters reoccur until we recognize we are 100% responsible.
Health issues come back until we learn to change our unhealthy habits.

When we are awake and aware, we choose to see and behave differently.
When we are stuck the comfort of familiarity we keep doing the same thing over and over.
When we go unconscious and continue to make excuses, we refuse to be responsible.
When we stop judging and start recognizing our choices, we can easily make a change.

This is a failsafe world where we can do even one thing to interrupt the negative patterns.
We can forgive ourselves for malingering and justifying our predicaments.
We can complete, honor and appreciate all learning experiences and begin again.
We can make our life be what we have consciously chosen for Goodness sake.

Pay attention and learn today from everything and everyone.
Make amends for past errors with clear active apology and learning.
Forgive what was a learning experience and choose again for what you choose.
Life in the present with full conscious responsibility for your thoughts, words, behavior and choices.

Learn everyday from everything and everyone.
Loving to stay awake and learn, to be responsible and make better choices.
Betty Lue

The 12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing By Jerry Jampolsky, MD and ACIM
1.       The essence of our being is love.

2.       Health is inner peace, healing is letting go of fear.

3.       Giving and receiving are the same.

4.       We can let go of the past and of the future.

5.       Now is the only time there is, and each instant is for giving.

6.       We can learn to love ourselves and others by forgiving rather than by judging.

7.       We can become love finders rather than fault finders.

8.       We can choose and direct ourselves to be peaceful inside, regardless of what is happening outside.

9.       We are students and teachers to each other.

10.    We can focus on the whole of life, rather than the fragments.

11.    Since love is eternal, change need not be viewed as fearful.

12.    We can always perceive others as either extending love or giving a call for help.

Attitudinal Healing affirms that we are responsible for our thoughts and whatever feelings we experience.

Attitudinal Healing encourages us to re-examine our relationships, bringing them into the present by releasing past judgments and grievances.

Attitudinal Healing reminds us that perception is a mirror of what is in our mind.