August 11, 2012 Edition


To Awareness

Are You Stuck In Your Own Little World?

I'm not aware of who wrote it, but awhile back, I read a brief story about a frog who lived in a well ... stuck in his own little world. Wow! I thought ... "How many of us are choosing to be stuck in our own little worlds."

It went like this ... One day, a sea frog visited a frog that lived in a well. The sea frog became depressed by the dark, confined, smelly, cold habitat of the well. He told his host of the wide-open spaces and the bright, fresh environment of the sea. But the well frog could not believe such a fantasy. To him, life could never hold more than what was offered in the well.

It's easy to get stuck in our environment as well as our thinking because our minds easily lock into fixed patterns. We stay in the comfort of what we have come to know and in the fear of risking and moving into the unknown. This is why we refuse to believe those who tell us about the happiness they've found through being on the spiritual path ... where life is brighter and the environment is fresher. Like the well frog, we choose not to believe such a fantasy ... it's nothing more than our way of justifying our own limitations ... cutting ourselves off from new experiences and perspectives of life.

In order to find happiness in this life and in order to grow spiritually, it is necessary that we broaden our perspectives of life ... we need to grow in consciousness. It's the combination of the two ... broadening our perspective and growing in consciousness, that allows our world to grow around us where more situations in our lives make sense ... where things fit together better ... where we experience more synchronicity ... where relationships improve. It is in this way that we better distinguish causes from effects so that we may manifest our desires more easily. Having a larger picture of life provides us more experiences from which we learn ... understand ... and re-member who we really are.

Here are a few ideas on how you can expand the playing field of your life:

. Do different things and do things differently.
. Travel and experience other cultures and broaden your horizons.
. Learn a new form of leisure or hobby.
. Make new friends.
. Read different kinds of books.
. Exercise and stretch your thinking.
. Meditate ... take quiet time.
. Be "watchful" of your thoughts.
. Visualize yourself doing all of these!

As you travel down your life's path, don't be guided by the limited view of the micro. Learn to view from the macro. It's available to all of us, so why not pick a wide-angle lens to see the terrain and alternative trails? See the world through your spiritual eyes as you broaden your perspectives. Increase your awareness and you will make more sense of your world.

Growth comes through change, movement and re-integration. Here is a great question to ask yourself about any aspect of your life ... career, relationships, money, spirituality, happiness ... anything. "How is my relationship to (fill in the blank) changing?"

Learn to journal your thoughts and every now and then take the time to write down a few points about where you have been, where you are today and where you are going. Write down any insights that come to you ... learn to listen to that inner voice. As your thoughts connect the past, remove them from your mind by focusing on the present ... do the same with thoughts of the future, for one is gone and cannot return and the other is yet to come and it is what you do in this very moment that determines your tomorrows. Do this and you will be open to more options.

A smile is contagious ...
be a carrier and spread it around!
- the Center of Light & Serenity

Today's Poem
Brighten Your Corner
~ Author Unknown

We cannot all be famous
or be listed in "Who's Who",
But every person, great or small,
has important work to do.

For seldom do we realize
the importance of small deeds,
Or to what degree of greatness
unnoticed kindness leads.

For it's not the big celebrity
in a world of fame and praise,
But it's doing unpretentiously
in an undistinguished way.

The work that God assigned to us,
unimportant as it seems,
That makes our task outstanding,
and brings reality to dreams.

So do not sit and idly wish
for wider, new dimensions
where you can put into practice,
your many good intentions.

But at the spot God placed you
begin at once to do,
Little things to brighten up
the lives surrounding you.

If everybody brightened up
the spot where they're standing,
By being more considerate,
and a little less demanding.

This dark old world would very soon
eclipse the evening star,
If everybody brightened up
the corner where they are!

When we live in the present, our eternity lies in each moment.
the Center of Light & Serenity

It Makes No Sense
by Michael Bonamassa, Sr.

It's getting so that I'm receiving questions almost on a daily basis from subscribers as well as many energy, intuitive and individuals of higher consciousness who are hitting some pretty big walls emotionally, energetically, and professionally. If you're one of them, you're saying to yourself that this makes no sense ... we're well on our way through 2012 and higher consciousness is what it's all about, it's supposed to make our lives more expanded, more multidimensional, more instantly manifested, smoother, more magical. Right?

Well, I'm here to tell you that it does! You see, like anything that offers us stunning beauty and greater advancement, the increase in our vibrational frequencies present a challenging counter balance. Experiencing high frequency vibrations of advanced consciousness can only cause such chaos and confusion if our human physical, nonphysical and abstract elements aren't ready for it.

Intellectually, such higher level consciousness can be a bit difficult to understand. It is the subject of endless intellectual interpretation. So why intellectualize it? This is all there is to it ... the higher consciousness many of us are experiencing is a propelling element of human evolution. Our evolution is energetically evolving on multiple levels ... brain, mind, emotions, imagination, senses, body, energy, spirituality, and consciousness ... all at once!

The higher levels of vibrations that we are being bombarded with is all about stretching from a 3-Dimensional human existence to a 5th Dimensional advanced human evolution. How do we do this? ... energetically! And how do we do that? ... we learn to become an energetically high frequency human being. And to that you might say "You make it sound so simple, but how do we do that?"

You do it by working with people who have extraordinary high frequency, pure and powerful energetic gifts and know how to use and teach them. I'm talking about people who understand intellectually and, more importantly, experientially what great evolutionary changes to the human experience are available to us in 2012.

Right here, in each of these issues of Soul Soothers Online, if you're reading our topic on "Introduction to Awareness", the featured articles, and the Spiritual Insights, I promise you one thing. By simply absorbing the energy in this newsletter each week and practicing with us in "Being" our real Self, you will move in your own instinctive consciousness and evolutionary direction ... and your life will change; dramatically, beautifully.

These are glorious and challenging times. In summing up today's clarity to you, Sandy and I once again invite you to join and stay with us as we bear these magnificent high vibrational gifts that are coming to Earth through the magic of solar flares. Do this and you will experience them energetically, feel them dimensionally, ascend to higher consciousness, and evolve with us into the Golden Age of Peace and Love. And at the same time, you will be contributing to altering the mass consciousness and helping those awaken who are still asleep in the unconsciousness of the ego.

A chicken and a pig were having a discussion.
The chicken said, "I am committed to giving one egg every day."
"That's not commitment," the pig said. "That's just participation.
Giving bacon, now that's commitment!"
the Center of Light & Serenity

with the Center of Light & Serenity
How to Gain Respect
by Leonard J. Roos

It is often said that respect is earned, and how true it is. Study these tips and make them a part of your daily living.

1. Treat others with respect
This is the first commandment, because when you treat others with respect, they are likely to do the same. If you haven't been doing this up to now, or there has been a history of animosity between you and others, it might take a while for others to accept your new attitude

2. Respect yourself
There's no way that anyone will have any respect for you if you don't respect yourself. How does one respect himself? By always carrying yourself in a manner which is worthy of your person.

3. Admit if you're wrong Admitting that you have been wrong is a sign of humility and one of the fastest ways that you can earn someones' trust, because not many people do it.

4. Be yourself
Don't try to be someone you're not. People have a way of seeing through pretense and once your cover is blown nobody will ever trust you again.

5. Show tact
Often, it is not what you say, but how you say it, that will determine how the person takes it. So be careful what you say and how you say it , especially when you have to say something unpleasant to someone.

6. Be helpful
Always be prepared to lend a helping hand, even if you don't particularly like the person.

7. Be courageous
Courage and conviction shows real character. Don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, or to defend those who are unable to defend themselves.

8. Be consistent
Always try to be consistent. People are wary of individuals who are constantly on a wave. You never know what to expect from someone who is like that.

9. Always be fair
Fairness is something that people will always respect you for, even if they don't like what you do or how you do it.

10. Have integrity
People want to be sure that you can be trusted before they open up to you. They don't want to hear from somebody else what they said to you in confidence. So show yourself to be worthy of their trust.

Judge what you possess by what you
had to give up in order to get it.
the Center of LIght & Serenity

(a channeled vignette)
"Being" ... The First Cause

Being is a state in which you are in, such as being happy. You cannot explain a state of being, nor can you do a state. You can only BE a state. You cannot DO happiness ... we can only BE happiness or BE happy. Creation works as follows ... being causes thinking, which causes speaking, which causes doing, which puts in place the system to receive and experience what you created in your being and thinking. Therefore, BEING is the first cause.

Being is what causes thinking. So, when you are happy, you will think happy thoughts. Thoughts spring from being. In other words, thoughts are sponsored by being. In fact, nothing happens without being. Even conditions occur because of a state of being, and not the other way around as most human beings think they do. Happy conditions do not make you happy. It is being happy that causes happy conditions. Unhappy conditions only show up to prove your pre-existing state of unhappiness.

You can think and talk yourself into faith. Right now, humans who continuously worry about things, are thinking and talking themselves into doubt. To create faith, repeat, repeat, and repeat positive affirmations to yourself ... every day ... all day ... and the subconscious has to eventually believe. And so it is!

A Special Blessing to You and Yours ...
Until next week ...
These things, we warmly wish for you-

May you have faith so that you can believe,
May you have courage to know who you really are,
May you have patience to accept the truth ...
And may you receive nothing but unconditional love to complete your life.

Love and Light, Mike & Sandy


A Candle Loses Nothing By Lighting Another Candle ...



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