Tips and Tricks for Overcoming Financial Adversity

November 4, 2017   – Change your clocks tonight-

I was not always a positive thinker. There was a time that I was not even aware that I could deliberately alter my circumstances by altering my thoughts. No, I was not. Like many people, I had allowed the collective human race consciousness to determine not only my destiny but my general state of being on any given day.

Then it happened. I embarked on this study of Truth and began hearing phrases such as, As a man thinketh, so is he (Proverbs 23 KJV), You can change your life if you change your thoughts and “people are disturbed not by things that happen but by their opinions of things that happen.

Those phrases, rather than becoming overrated cliches, became part of my psychological makeup; they became part of me and thus my life and my circumstances changed.

In my message tomorrow, I intend to unravel those phrases and show you how to use them, like I used them, to reverse financial adversity of any kind. Join us tomorrow at 10 AM for Tips and Tricks in Overcoming FInancial Adversity.

Excerpt from Spiritual Economics – This Sunday Oct 22

 

Join us this Sunday at 10 AM. Here is an advance of what you can look forward to this Sunday

If you were asked, “How much do you earn a week?” probably your reply would be, “I only make $ 200 (or $ 500 or $ 1000) a week.” But why the only? It is a self-inventory term that is commonly used, but it invariably represents limitation. How much money do you have on your person? “Only $ 43.32!” Again, why the only? As long as this “onlyness” consciousness is in any way identified with your money, you are depreciating it. Take stock of all your references to money. It is often said about some financial commitment, “Oh, it’s only money!” It is a subtle put-down. It is just such flippant attitudes toward money that create a resistance which blocks the flow of the substance current. (Note that “current” gives rise to the word currency.) Have you ever noticed the grim expressions on people’s faces as they go to their purses or wallets for money to make a payment? It would strongly suggest a negative identification. The need is to turn this around. Money is good! Money is God in action! Feel good about making contact with the divine current. Handle the currency with the joyous feeling that you are in the flow.   -Eric Butterworth, Spiritual  Economics

Wear Your 3-D Glasses. October 1

We have all heard of various forms of visualization techniques from treasure mapping and vision boards to going into deep trances in order to “see” what we want to manifest. And all of that is fine. Yet, we may have been missing something all along; and that is what I am calling, Your 3-D Glasses, which is the subject of this Sunday’s lesson. In this Sunday lesson I promise to share with you three things that are absolutely necessary for any visualzation to work. Don’t miss it agt 10 AM at Unity in Longwood or Live on Facebook.  See you Then.

No Church This Sunday

Folks,
A major power line was broken by a fallen tree in the back of the plaza. Even though the lights are working in some units, the outlets and the AC is not.
I will be sending a link for access ONLINE . I will be presenting a brief message and a meditation ONLINE.  (SEE LINK BELOW TO JOIN)    We ask that you support the church by donating online. We have  not been able to receive offerings for two Sundays in a row.
I affirm that DIVINE ORDER is established now and we are abundantly provided.
Blessings,
COCO
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No Church on Sunday, September 10

Dear friends,

In preparation of the adverse weather conditions as a result of Hurricane Irma, we have decided not to have our Sunday service this week. We will resume our regular service the following week on September 17. In the meantime, please stay dry and safe and pay attention to news and weather advisories. I share below a prayer that was shared by our friend, Marque Kolack.

Irma Be Nice!

May raging winds, tumultuous tides and roaring waters head east Dear Lady!

We are being called to be calm under stress.  Focused, full of precision, preparing, and moving wisely we forge ahead, listening to spirit, with perhaps a forced optimism, nevertheless we rise up to meet this challenge with a collected confidence!
We have learned to pray and meditate, so now we must.  We ask in group for Irma to find her calm, to settle down from the rage,  to balance the pressure so the contrast is not so extreme.  We ask for the Bermuda High to lessen its grip allowing a harmless path to unfold for this Intense Hurricane.  We ask for the steering northern streaming currents to strengthen to push this whirling wildness east and away from Florida. We ask for timing to turn this not being a very dear lady away from land.  With Christ by my side we hold hands with Angels and Masters, with the People we know and love,  and with the beings of this Earth to see calm arise within the Storms of our Senses, seeing the symphony of stunning silence which leads to relief, rejoicing and thankfulness.
As a Guardian of Gaia, Daughter of the Divine Mother, friend of Jesus, neighbor to all, I pray.

M

August 20 7 of 7 This Will Make You Free

PPT 7 of 7 This Will Make You Free

 

(PPT) I Never Knew You
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name? ’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. Matthew 7:21-23

 

Today I would like to explore a bit this word that we use and perhaps over use in Unity and New Thought. I am speaking about the word, consciousness.

And I say, over use, because I feel sometimes words can lose their original meanings. Words sort of “evolve” over time and perhaps in that evolution these words either change their original meaning.

So, what is it that we are talking about when we talk about, consciousness?

In the context of today’s lesson, we are going to define, (PPT) consciousness as the total of our thoughts, conscious and unconscious and also our feelings and emotions, also conscious and unconscious.

Therefore, this word, consciousness is closely related, perhaps very closely related to who we are, as an individual, as a person, as a spiritual being, therefore is our I AM.

Now, I AM is the name that God revealed to Moses. The name is that tetragram that Hebrews are not allowed to pronounce that was translated into English as Jehovah, which means, THE SELF-EXISTING ONE. When Bibles were translated into English, Jehovah, which means I AM, was translated to LORD.

(PPT) I AM is the self-definition of the absolute, the foundation on which everything rests. I AM is the first cause-substance. I AM is the self-definition of God.

Now, we are not, different I AM’s. We as individuals have chosen to re arrange our concepts of ourselves by connecting to our I AM all sorts of things. From defining what we do or the role that we play in society to expressing how we are feeling, what are our capacities and so on.

And here it is where it gets interesting. God created us in his image and likeness. And that makes us, well, IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD. That means that we share the same attributes of love, wisdom, power, substance, etc. It’s like the drop of water, versus the ocean. They but share the same molecular structure, and you cannot separate them.

But, in the same manner that every Creation is the image and likeness of God, we also, create. And every one of my creations is the image and likeness of me. And everything that I, consciously or unconsciously attach to my I AM, becomes manifested as my creation, because I am creating all the time in MY IMAGE AND LIKENESS.

(PPT) The essence of today’s message, number one is that CONSCIOUSNESS AND I AM, are the same. Second that our lives good, bad or indifferent, are the result of how we choose to rearrange all the concepts about ourselves that end up defining our I AM. (GATC)

(PPT) QUOTE BY NEVILLE
When you know that consciousness is the only reality – conceiving itself to be something good, bad, or indifferent, and becoming that which It conceived itself to be -you are free from the tyranny of second causes, free from the belief that there are causes outside of your mind that can affect your life.

 

To discover this truth, and I say to discover, but we have known this for a long time. But, again to discover this truth is something really neat, and cool and awesome. But is also an even greater responsibility. This is the part where you go. Ahhhhhh 🙁

On one end this is the so called Truth that sets us free. I no longer have to be subject to whatsoever has been trying to define my life such as family history, physical or emotional. I no longer have to accept the definitions that other made of me.

Myrtle Fillmore believed for the first 40 years of her life that she had inherited Tuberculosis. That was B.S. A binding statement. She made an unconscious agreement with that. It was sealed and delivered. It became such a part of her consciousness that it manifested in her body and she was dying from it.

Now, why do I say that it is a big responsibility some my even call it a burden? BECAUSE I HAVE NO ONE TO BLAME. I cannot say that someone made me do it. PERIOD.

I fully believe that the benefits of knowing this truth are better than the responsibility and the work associated with it.

It is only by a change of consciousness that we can change our lives. We all want something better. Whether it is better physical and emotional health, more financial wealth, peace of mind, we must embrace, that idea with every fiber of our being.

In the ONE MIND (Universal Mind of God), of which we all partake, and are a part, everything exists in the realm of divine ideas or infinite possibilities.

Maybe this is what Jesus was talking about when he said that our heavenly Father already knows our needs even before we ask. This is even congruent with studies about prayer, in which it has been determined that in the spiritual realm, things do not occur lineally as in past, present, and future, but things are rather occurring at the same time.

Jesus knew this. That is how he told us whatsoever we ask BELIEVING, will be given to you.

Now, there is believing, and there is believing. You can believe something with your rational and intellectual mind, and that is one thing or you can bring every emotional fiber of your being into it and own, feel, possess every detail of your desired outcome. If you do that, your wish will be fulfilled.

I Never Knew You
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name? ’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. ’

I started the lesson with a a text from scripture that I would like to interpret metaphysically here.

Metaphysical Interpretation

Not everyone that says I AM I AM will access the realm of Divine Ideas; only those that align themselves with Spirit will do so. You may argue that you performed many external tasks in the name of Spirit. These do not serve you in any way because they were performed outside of the law. (Love God with all your Mind and All Your Heart and Love Your Neighbor as your self)

 

 

 

I like to close by quoting Neville: from The Power of Awareness:

(PPT In giving birth to your ideal you must bear in mind that the methods of mental and spiritual knowledge are entirely different. This is a point that IS truly understood by probably not more than one person in a million. You know a thing mentally by looking at it from the outside, by comparing it with other things, by analyzing it and defining if [by thinking of it:] whereas you can know a thing spiritually only by becoming it, [only by thinking from it]. You must be the thing itself and not merely talk about it or look at it.

 

The Truth Can Set You Free but You Must Read the Instructions

We al have heard the phrase, “the truth will make you free” But..What Truth and free from what? In order to be freed from something, some sort of bondage mus exist first.  We were all created in the image and likeness of the Great I AM.  As God’s offsprings we have inherent in us the qualities of love, wisdom, power, strenght, unlimited substance, which are qualities that are inherent to the Divine. Somehow we have drifted away from that awarenes and attached to our respectives I AM’s qualities such as lack, disease, weakness, sin and so on. Removing those qualities, which came from external sources, will put os on the path of freedom from all bondage. More on that tomorrow at 10 at Unity Center for Positive Living.

August 13 6 of 7 Persistence and the Master Mind Group

PPT 6 of 7 Persistence and the Master Mind Group

 

(PPT) Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. –Calvin Coolidge
We are more than half way through this series called, Manifesting through the Law of Attraction. Since the beginning of this series, we have discussed various factors that affect the efficacy or the success rate of this Law. And before I go any further, let me rephrase what I just said. It is incorrect to say whether the law work or not. The Law always works. It is a Universal Law as Universal and as scientific as gravity. In the context that we are talking about, the law is always manifesting that which we have chosen to focus on with our thoughts, with our words, with our attitudes, etc. If we have been focusing on what we do not want, that is what we are going to manifest exactly. If our approach to demonstrating has been vague or namby-pamby, the results are going to be likewise.

Now, as a quick review of what we have covered so far, number one, we are in a Universe that is in constant vibration. This Universe was set in motion by Source energy. We can say the same thing in religious terms by quoting the first verse of Genesis, In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. We also discussed that the Law of Attraction does not work outside of the realm of Spirituality, faith, and prayer. We also talked about using the power of our minds, precisely the power of auto suggestion to train our mind to focus on the things we want. Specifically, we said that we could use this power of autosuggestion in declaring and affirming that the Universe, God, or Spirit can help us increase our faith. Later we talked about the importance of having a burning desire and clarity of purpose to achieve our dreams, our goals, and desires. To that end, we could use the power of our imagination and visualization. Last week we talked about the importance of making decisions and taking action on those decisions. We discussed how too much analysis could lead to paralysis. We also mention that the emotion of fear was often the culprit for our lack of action.
I ended my talk last week introducing the concept of the Master Mind, which is something that I heard for the first time more than 40 years ago when I first read Napoleon Hills classic, Think and Grow Rich.
Today we will expand on the Master Mind but also introduce persistence as a key element on manifesting abundance, demonstrating the health of mind and body or anything that we wish to have manifested in our lives.
The Master Mind is a group of people with one goal in common. This group should not be more than 4 or five people, but it could be as little as 2. Remember that the concept of the Master Mind originates with the Gospel verse that reads, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. (Matthew 18- 19,20) I think it is important that we look at this verse spiritually or metaphysically as opposed to literally. Is this saying that this is some conditional statement that indicates that we need to meet in the name of Jesus of Nazareth? I honestly do not think so. Remember that Jesus never called attention to himself and instead, gave all the credit to the Father. In this particular case, “In my Name” means, in the name of the Christ or the name of the awareness that in God we live, in God we move and in God we have our being. When two or more, agree on that premise, the level of God or Source energy vibration, will rise, making the Master Mind group more powerful, because of the Creator, himself, herself ITSELF, is, by all means, and purposes, part of that meeting.
So, from a practical point a view, a Master Mind group can and should accomplish several things. We have discussed the first one. The union of two or three minds with one sole purpose raises the energy and the vibration of that group to one of Unity with our Creator. The second thing that it accomplishes is that provides two classes of support. The first one is that the Master Mind should be composed of people that are going to support your dream, your ambitions and your goals. The other thing that it offers is what I choose to call, Accountability Support. What this means, is the group will lovingly question you if you did not follow through on what you said, you were going to do. One of the qualities that a good and stable Master Mind group has is the expectation that everyone in that group is serious about manifesting whatever it is that they are pursuing. A Master Mind group is not a social group. A Master Mind group is a group of support and accountability. The meetings of a Master Mind group should not be longer than 30 to 60 minutes and should follow an agenda or protocol.
Now, one of the qualities that lead or move people to seek the support of a Master Mind group, or forming one with that goal, is the quality of persistence, which is a fundamental element for the Law of Attraction to work in the direction of your dreams. It doesn’t matter how disciplined we are at being persistent, now and then we catch ourselves falling off the wagon and slacking in the things that we are supposed to do to stay focused on the things that move us closer to our goals.
Among the many things that get in the way of persistence are distractions. Brian Tracy, a sales writer, and motivator said that there are two types of activities. Some activities are goal-achieving while others are tension-relieving. Being glued to the television, our mobile devices or other distractions is tension-relieving. Making phone calls, working on a goal related project is goal-achieving. Also when we watch TV, we are helping someone else achieve their dreams but are not moving any closer to achieving ours.

How to:

First. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say, “I want plenty of money.” Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness which will be described in a subsequent chapter.)
Second. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money
you desire. (There is no such reality as “something for nothing.”)
Third. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
Fourth. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
Fifth. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
Sixth. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night and once after arising in the morning. AS YOU READ, SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.

Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich. These steps may be adapted to reflect your dreams, goals or healing need

Next week we will bring it all together when we wrap up the series with a message about taking the Law of Attraction to the Next Level. I can’t wait to hear what I have to say.

 

Blessing to all.

 

Persistence and The Master Mind Coming Attraction

Calvin Coolidge wrote, Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

This quote sets the stage for our lesson tomorrow about the role of persistence and the Master Mind group in manifesting our dreams through the Law of Attraction. See you tomorrow at 10