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The Power of Thought
Posted by on 01 December, 2005

The world today is in the state it is in as a result of mankind´s thinking



The Power of Thought
by: DivineDove of Sacred Connections

The power of thought is the greatest power that man has to use. The world today is in the state it is in as a result of mankind´s thinking; each nation is in it´s present state of either peace and prosperity or poverty, murder and anarchy as a result of its thinking as a group or nation; and each person is what he is, with his life being what it is as a result of his thoughts. What a man thinks, he becomes, what he thinks attracts to him his environment; what he thinks determines what type of people he will surround himself with; a man decides whether he shall be happy or unhappy, successful or unsuccessful, healthy or unhealthy, prosperous or poor, hated or loved. What a man thinks can overcome fate. There is no limit to the power of thought, because it is a spiritual power of strong influence. By thought man either blesses or curses himself. By it, he brings into his life either success or failure, health or disease, happiness or unhappiness, poverty or prosperity. It is all in our mind and thoughts. We live in a set Universe, but we do not always act accordingly. The universe should not be altered; we should be changed. Within ourselves is the cause of the disorder in our own individual world--for we each live in the world of our own creation. Therefore, only we can change it. We can change our lives by the power of positive thinking.

There are two kinds of thought, positive and negative. It depends upon which thoughts we insist on thinking and pass to our subconscious mind, what our actions in life will be. If we allow our mind to dwell on destructive, negative thoughts, which unfortunately happens many times since it requires little or no effort, then destructive and negative action will result. On the other hand, if we think positive or constructive thoughts, of which effort is required, positive action takes place as a natural result.

Therefore a man who thinks destructive thoughts will do destructive things, but if the same man will keep his mind on the positive aspects of life then his life will become happy and peaceful, and in its highest form, a success.

A man who has fearful thoughts, will probably fail, because all his actions will be weak and without the strength and decision making abilities which are necessary for the achievement of success. A man who believes in himself, however, will succeed due to his positive thinking.

Life is not a matter of chance or luck; it is not something out of our control; it is largely the result or effect of our thoughts. Therefore, by controlling our thoughts, and we can do this, we can regulate our life to almost unbelievable successes or we can think non-positive thoughts and doom ourselves to a life of unhappiness, poor health, and no successes. Most people mean well and want to do good and be good. But, nevertheless, most of us are negative thinkers and this is due, mainly to ignorance or to the way we were taught. Because it is not generally known that negative thoughts are highly destructive, we ignorantly indulge in them, thinking that they do no harm. Actually, thoughts of impurity, anger, revenge, fear, failure, weakness, sickness, and death, are all highly destructive. They are destructive of health, of happiness, and of life in general, yet we perpetuate the idea.

The world seems to be divided into two classes of people; those who overcome life, and those who are overcome by life. Those who overcome life´s difficulties are those who do so by their own thoughts. Those who are overcome by life´s difficulties, are those who can’t seem to overcome life’s difficulties by thought.

Now let‘s talk about worrying. Worry is a destructive force. By worrying over our troubles, we not only cause fear, but it also cause grooves in the brain of which our thoughts go around endlessly. This causes worrying to become a habit. That is to say, as soon as a thought of some impending trouble comes to us, or something goes wrong in our life or work, or we think that something has gone wrong or will go wrong, or we fear that it may go wrong, we immediately go to the worrying mode. Some people are of a worrying nature. They inherit it from their parents. We must not worry about imaginary fears, we must meet them boldly in thought and will with positive thinking. We must never run away from them. There probably is nothing more negative and destructive than doing this. Avoiding the issue in thought increases the trouble, therefore there is really more to worry about.

The fact of the matter is that we live in an orderly universe, but we are not orderly ourselves. Our true environment is an orderly and perfect universe. Life is essentially good, although it may contain many disappointments and many blows. Many of these, however, are of our own creation. Life is good. If we harmonize with life and self, we avoid much misery and trouble.

Thought affects our health far more than is generally realized. While it is true that hereditary traits and unhealthy ways of living play an important part, thought is believed to be a huge factor. Maybe we should not think so much of sickness, ill-health and disease, and think instead of health, wholeness, well-being. Thinking about disease and ill-health creates a condition favorable of disease. It is a good thing to think of oneself as whole, healthy, radiant and filled with life, joy and energy. Such a mental picture can do nothing but good. It does help to say "I am in wonderful health" and try to feel like it, and picture yourself, mentally, as the image of perfect health and vitality. By doing so you takes the first step towards better health. However, this is in no way a substitute for a doctors opinion.

By using the power of positive thinking, we become so strong that we can meet and overcome the powers of evil. What that means is that we have come into alignment with the harmony of the Universe, the Divine Order which nothing can destroy, and over which the forces of disorder have no power whatsoever. Positive thinking wins out over the negative. Human-kind wins out over evil.

DivineDove -- please visit us at http://www.sacred-connections.us

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Sex and Intimacy
Posted by on 05 November, 2004

Quite often one hears a woman saying, “I wish I could just get my partner to hold me more, and just talk and cuddle”. It seems like a common understanding that men want to have more sex and women want to have more intimacy.

I would like to suggest that men often want sex to have physical intimacy and that women have sex to find a way to have a verbal or emotional intimacy. Or rather, many women understand sex as a part of intimacy - not to just have an orgasmic release. People very often get confused about sex and intimacy and that can sometimes lead to dysfunctional relationships. This similar dynamic can also happen in same gender relationships.




‘Sex and Intimacy’ or is it ‘Intimacy with Sex’?

by Ingrid Cryns

Quite often one hears a woman saying, “I wish I could just get my partner to hold me more, and just talk and cuddle”. It seems like a common understanding that men want to have more sex and women want to have more intimacy.

I would like to suggest that men often want sex to have physical intimacy and that women have sex to find a way to have a verbal or emotional intimacy. Or rather, many women understand sex as a part of intimacy - not to just have an orgasmic release. People very often get confused about sex and intimacy and that can sometimes lead to dysfunctional relationships. This similar dynamic can also happen in same gender relationships.

So what is intimacy and why is it important? And what is sex in relationship to intimacy? Intimacy can be defined as a feeling of closeness with someone. A closeness that can be intimate physically and/or a closeness that can be intimate emotionally. Is there a difference? Yes - there is an enormous difference. Sex creates a closeness physically that can create what I would call a false intimacy. One that is based on a physical need that has an unconscious emotional component to it. It can be used as a quick route to intimacy that allows you to feel desired and connected. Connected through the genitals, but not always through the safety and authentic needs of the heart.

An intimacy emotionally is about the ability to be vulnerable and be able to still feel safe with one’s fears, inadequacies, and insecurities with another. The feeling that you are with someone, who wants to know you, respects you and understands you. To feel supported and not threatened when there are differences between each other. This kind of closeness needs time to develop between two people. Only over time, do differences come up that allow one to explore each other’s capacity to be present and available to each other emotionally in ways that are respectful, caring and with a consistency to be able to feel safe. There is no judgement, or the using of intimate information (the exposing of your vulnerabilities) against you to win a fight. This is not an easy thing to do and takes time and patience to learn. However, we live in an exciting era where there are many self-help books, web sites, therapist’s, and tv talk shows that are exploring this new territory of intimacy & relationship more and more.

The heart is the key here. How do you understand how to keep your heart’s connected and fully present throughout the up’s and down’s of a relationship? Is there any way that you hold a part of yourself back in the relationship? Or perhaps you may keep a distance through working excessive overtime, doing excessive sports, or maybe through an addiction with drugs or alcohol.

There are three possible ways to enter into a relationship. One is to hold back your emotional needs by jumping into a sexual relationship right away. A second way is to hold back your sexual needs by establishing a safe emotional relationship first, before sex deepens the level of intimacy. Both of these positions result in a holding back of a place in your heart. A third possibility and one that is less common, is to enter into relationship with an awareness of both. Allowing both a sexual, or sensual quality of the relationship to grow slowly alongside with the emotional relationship at the same time. This requires a more mature awareness of how to negotiate the different levels of connection, through your heart. These levels could be things like your compatabilities in terms of interests; lifestyle rhythms and priorities; emotional, intellectual, spiritual & physical levels, and so on.

To be able to be honest with your self and your partner, to live and speak your authentic truth is one of the most valuable gifts that we can give each other. It teaches the true meaning of love and loving yourself through the vehicle of the relationship. These are the essential ingredients that intimacy through the heart needs for a relationship to deepen infinitely.

Quite often there is a struggle between independence and dependence that gets played out in a dynamic dance between couples. The old paradigm of relationship is where one person would merge into the other’s reality. In the past it quite often was the woman who became ‘subservient’ to the man’s world or way of thinking. It can also happen in the reverse. This merging involved a loss of self, or an abandonment of the self into the other.

The new paradigm is a relationship of inter-dependence. Where two individuals learn how to connect their hearts together in a synergistic dance that allows their differences to enhance and create a new way of being for both of them. This is where true intimacy can grow and flourish through the connection of the heart centre of two individuals. A relationship can have many intimacies, with sex just being one of them.



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