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SPRING CLEANING

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Windows are open wide in the Spring, carpets hang outside on the line, and the breeze is gentle and warm. It is the best time to rid yourself of unwanted accumulations, vacuum the dust, take down cobwebs, and challenge your fears. Anytime new insight replaces an old assumption or a fossilized perception is the Spring. New understandings sprout, new tolerances appear, and new curiosity draws you to previously dark places. Just as the sun shines earlier and longer in the Spring, changes that seemed impossible appear to be possible with each new insight into your own health.

The Spring wakes us, nurtures us, and revitalizes us. How often does your Spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently. It comes each time you recognize a frightened part of your personality as a part of yourself that you were born to challenge and leave behind. It comes when you realize that a painful emotion (such as anger, jealousy, fear, and resentment) is not “who you are,” but a message to pay attention to what you need to change in yourself in order to move into your full potential.

Creating authentic power is continual Spring Cleaning. Painful emotions show you what prevents you from creating harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life. What appeared attractive and worth keeping in the dark and cold of the Winter becomes unnecessary in the Spring, and sometimes very unattractive. Which of your painful emotions, such as anger, jealousy, and resentment, now looks unattractive to you? What out-of-control behavior, such as over-eating, gambling, shopping, mindless sex, or internet pornography are candidates for disposal? The more you challenge them by not acting on them while you are experiencing them, the more you free yourself to create the life that is calling you – a life of more joy and less pain, more freedom and less limitation, more love and less fear – and the more you naturally begin to give the gifts that you were born to give.

You can begin your Spring Cleaning now. Even if you live in the southern hemisphere and the autumn, not the spring, has arrived, you can begin your Spring Cleaning. Even in the winter you can begin it. Practice using the Spiritual Partnership Guidelines. Download and print them from https://seatofthesoul.com/free-tools/free-authentic-power-guidelines/. Find one that attracts you and experiment with it. Then find another. Now is the time for Spring Cleaning.

Love.
Linda & Gary
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Paris – What Can I Do?

Paris – What Can I Do?

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The first thing you can do is look inside yourself. Look at the emotions you feel. Were you shocked, overwhelmed, angered, righteous, grieved, humiliated, or despondent when you heard the news? Did you feel superior to the suicide bombers? Did you judge them contemptible? Did you want to go to war with them? Are you already at war with them in your mind? Did you want to eliminate them so that you can be safe again at home with your beliefs and those who share them?
We all have experiences such as these, even if we think that could not be possible. The more you explore your personality with courage and integrity, the more of them you will discover. These parts of your personality originate in fear, in the pain of powerlessness that they can not be safe and feel valuable until everyone sees the world as they see it. They are rigid, closed, and disdainful. They exclude. In Paris, they killed.

When you experience all the parts of your personality, you give yourself the ability to choose among them – to change the parts of yourself that disdain and would kill or to act on them. The people who killed in Paris chose to act on them. They did not change the world. They contributed more to the world of what the world is already built on – fear. They worshiped at the alter of power as ability to manipulate and control, to detonate the bomb, pull the trigger. Everyone who wants to change others, impose a belief, and inflict harm worships at the same alter whether in the name of Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, or science.

Now the choice is ours. We can disdain and kill, or we can create harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life. We can contribute a new power (authentic power) to a new world, power as alignment of the personality with the soul.

We cannot make this choice if we do not realize that we have it. That is why looking inside yourself is the first thing you can do when you read about the attacks in Paris or you think about them. These deeds, and all deeds like them, are reminders to us that we have a choice.

Love.
Linda & Gary