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Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool) We Are Beacons of Light   Leave a comment

“Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.” – Roy T. Bennett

I am reading the book “The Power of You,” by Chris Michaels. I have just finished the first chapter. The book is about our relationship with the Divine – the spiritual Presence we know by many names: God, Spirit, Creator. What we call “It” doesn’t matter.

We are all Divinely connected. Individual and unique expressions of Life; each with our own gifts and talents, and capacities for loving and giving. This is how we can truly change the world – by following our bliss; our dreams; our goals; and knowing there is a Divine Presence that wants the best for us. We are Its channels.

We add value to the world, and make a difference in the lives of others, by the simple things we do.

I recently sent a small amount of money to an elderly relative who is living on social security, and a small amount of food stamps. It’s something I learned from my father, who always impressed me with his generosity and I now follow in his footsteps, when I feel called and inspired to do so. Not from obligation, but from a place of loving presence.

We are beacons of light. We have the power to love, to heal, to care for and to bless one another, through our words, our actions, and the very essence of who we are.

I received a message from my relative the other day thanking me, and letting know that my contribution made a significant difference to her sense of security and well-being. It was a small gift, but it meant the world to her.

Our acts of kindness don’t have to be financial – they can be whatever we feel guided and inspired to do, moment by moment. And in doing so, we lift the lives of others, and ourselves, and increase the vibrations of love and well-being on our planet.

THIS WEEK’S TNT

What’s one act of kindness you can do today to make a difference in someone’s life?

It can be an act of kindness to someone you know or to a perfect stranger.

Notice how good it feels to contribute to another’s sense of well-being.

Not from obligation, or winning favor, but from a spirit of love and generosity.

And what we give will come back to us in ways we may never fathom. Like a sacred circle.

Try it for a day, a week, a month, a lifetime.

Little by little, our acts of kindness can, and do, make a difference.

It’s all a matter of practice.

If you like, try using the following affirmation from Chapter 11 of

ALPHABET AFFIRMATIONS: TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AND LOVE YOURSELF

“MY HEART IS OPEN WIDE. I SPREAD KINDNESS EVERYWHERE I GO.

Then let your heart fill with love, and like a soothing balm flowing through you, let the good feelings fill your body.

As always, I would love to hear your comments, and how this week’s TNT works for you.

With love,

Theresa

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Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Author, and Workshop Leader with more than 25 years’ experience. Theresa specializes in helping her clients manage their stress, realize their dreams, and create greater health, happiness and fulfillment. She is trained in positive psychology, neuroscience, practical spirituality, among other modalities.

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Dispelling Darkness   2 comments

If the Spirit of you arises in its strength,  you will have great confidence in your own mission, your own work, your own powers.

– Emma Curtis Hopkins, Scientific Christian Mental Practice

During the last few weeks, as I have spoken with clients and colleagues, I have become keenly aware that despite our cumulative years of therapy! many of us still tend to negate our right to live an abundant, healthy, happy live.  We deny our talents, our visions, our dreams and our sense of worthiness and mask them with old beliefs that keep us feeling stuck and insignificant. The “committee” in our heads tell us we are not good enough, we will never be as successful as ________(fill in the blank), make us question our abilities and throw up our hands in despair. Whoa! It’s time to reassess and revalue our habits – those old outmoded beliefs and internal structures of who we think we are – or more likely, of who others told us we were.

Emma Curtis Hopkins,** a Christian mystic and influential figure at the beginning of the New Thought movement, reminds us that there is a Good for us and we ought to have it. She instructs us to name our Good, which include such universal qualities as love, strength, faith, substance, and supply, as well as the dreams and desires that reside within our hearts.  She gives us five denials and five affirmations to set us on our path. For now, we will address one denial and one affirmation.

First Denial:

 There is no evil.

A bold statement.

The first denial flies in the face of what we have been conditioned to believe, and one that may be difficult to embrace as our race consciousness has a tenacious belief in evil as an Absolute Realty. Yes! You might find yourself thinking or even shouting out loud! Look at all the wars, the crimes, the conditions of our lives. Exactly. They are all conditions. Created by our belief that we are separate from our Good and backed by actions generated by fear.  Crimes, war, and the evil we see in the world stem from a lack in believing that we are enough, that we have enough, that we are safe enough.

Ms. Hopkins explains that the moment we acknowledge that there is a Good for us that we ought to have our minds (egos) instantaneously give rise to the thought that we do not have it and we immediately feel that it is absent from us. She goes on to say that this is a universal feeling, and that everyone and everything: man, woman, child, stone, stick and snail feels that its Good is somewhere other than in or with it. It is this absence of Good that we so readily proclaim and reinforce each time we say it.  She calls this “the conviction of absence.”

Why else do we wish we had someone else’s status, money, power, job, success, or even mate? Because we maintain a believe that we cannot, of ourselves, have it.  A habit we must outgrow if we are to claim the victory and success we wish to have in our lives. So, how do change the habit? Please read on!

First Affirmation:

 There is a Good for us and we ought to have it.

Ms. Hopkins reasons that our Good is our God (Creator, Source, Spirit, or whatever else you choose to call it) and that we must name our Good in order to have it.  We must transform our “conviction of absence” into a “conviction of presence.” And as our consciousness expands, so will our lives. No longer feeling the need to look for our Good elsewhere, we will turn within and find it. Imagine the shift that would occur on our planet if, together, we took such a stand. This is nothing less than a Spiritual Revolution! And one that the year 2012 is challenging us to take.  The thought of such a global movement may seem overwhelming or far-fetched, but each one of us working on our own consciousness is all it takes.

This week, I invite you to begin naming your Good by taking a few minutes each day to do the following exercise. To get us started, Ms. Hopkins offers this universal affirmation:

 “There is a Good for me and I ought to have it. My Good is my God. My God is Life, Truth, Love, Substance, Intelligence – omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent.”

Now, try naming a few of your own! Even if you start with a parking place!

 A few of my personal favorites are:

My Good is Love.

My Good is Freedom.

My Good is Joy.

My Good is Beauty.

My Good is a healthy relationship with _____(could be a person, an organization, money, food, etc.)

My Good is Travel.

My Good is Success.

My Good is Intelligence.

My Good in Adventure.

Now, it’s your turn!

Note:  If you are ready to transform a conviction of absence to one of presence and would like some support, I invite you to take advantage of the 20% discount on my Transformational Coaching fees throughout the month of March. Packages of three to 10 coaching sessions are available for a discount at anytime. For more information on coaching or to set up a complementary consultation, please call me at 917-478-1722 and visit my website at www.reconnecting2you.com.

© 2012 Theresa Conti

**Emma Curtis Hopkins was an influential figure in the New Thought movement, and a dedicated teacher and healer. Among her students were Charles and Myrtle Fillmore (Founders of Unity School of Christianity) and Ernest Holmes (founder of the Church of Religious Science, now known as the Center for Spiritual Living.)

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