Meditation Focus #186

Harnessing the Power of Belief


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What follows is the 186th Meditation Focus suggested for the next 4 (FOUR) weeks beginning Sunday, May 18, 2008.

HARNESSING THE POWER OF BELIEF

1. Summary
2. Meditation times
3. More information related to this Meditation Focus

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1) SUMMARY

Every time you breathe in, you perpetuate the belief that something in you wants to continue living, for obviously if you were to stop breathing for even a few minutes, you know your body would die. Such a belief is so deeply ingrained in your psyche, that you never stop for a moment to consider the deeper meaning of this continuing choice — made mostly unconsciously and instinctively — reaffirming the indomitable will to live that thrives throughout the universe in all life forms. Every time you wake up and decide to get up and attend to whatever it is you have to do on any given day, you perpetuate the deeply held belief that your life is worth living and that you have important things to do and/or vital lessons to learn and/or wonderful experiences to live. In almost every single moment of consciousness and through almost every single decision we make, we reaffirm our commitment to whatever it is we believe is good for us and/or for our family and/or for our community. If we did not believe in what we think is important for us, we would literally stop dead in our tracks, have no interest in anything and just stand there, vacantly gazing in the void like mindless automatons awaiting activation.

It has been said that the universe is a thought in the mind of God. What this ultimately expresses is the understanding that what we see and what we are is the continuously held belief that All That Exists is willed and maintained into existence—in all its intricate complexity and infinite diversity—by the Collective Mind of which we each contribute a cocreative element, by our conscious awareness and soul-driven volition. Such is the Power of Belief, the very power through which our actual existence is made possible. Now since we are mostly unaware of the infinitely potent power available at our soul's fingertips, metaphorically speaking, we barely scratch the surface of all that can be accomplished, not to fulfill our every trivial desire, but to manifest the Higher Power for Good that can come to be when we align our will with the Will for Good and Perfection that is ever present and visible all around us and within our very own bodies, supremely well engineered to allow for the full expression of our soul's cocreative powers.

One of the tenets we all intuitively feel to be a central focus of our evolutionary thrust is the continuing improvement of life on Earth, through Peace, Love and Harmony for all, as is manifest in the vast majority of human beings through their desire to do good things and avoid bad ones. Oversimplifying for the sake of brevity, it can be said that should we collectively focus our will on the belief in a New Earth devoid of war, hunger and all the difficult conditions that render so utterly miserable the lives of so many today, but rich in what can be best described as heavenly conditions, we would make manifest, in a very short period of time, such a New Heavenly Earth. Perhaps, this is what we came here to learn—or actually to remember... How to harness the incredible power of belief to achieve what we, as fragments of God, have planned for the future of this planet and, by extension, of this universe... The moment we truly believe that such a Dream World is possible, doable and inevitable, there is nothing that can prevent it from happening. It is as simple as that...

Please join in cocreative thoughts, feelings and beliefs, as you will be guided and inspired to do, during the next four weeks, and especially at the usual globally synchronized moments, to comanifest the crystal seed of a New Earth, through harnessing the power of belief, for the Highest Good of One...


This whole Meditation Focus has been archived for your convenience at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/FocusArchives/MeditationFocus186.htm


"Imagine if we made the wise words of our elder brother --“Love One Another”-- our keynote every day in this next year. As we practice loving one another, we will be born anew and create a new world of brotherhood, peace and prosperity. These simple words put into action can indeed change the world. As we mature beyond judgment and fear into loving one another—not just our own family, friends and colleagues for that is not much of a challenge—but as we stretch to draw the circle larger and begin to love those that we perceive as our enemies and include them in our hearts and prayers, we will begin to create wave after wave of brotherly/sisterly love that can transform the world and bring about peace on earth. This is the change of consciousness that can truly usher in a Golden Age."

- Sharon Rose -- Taken from http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2002/LightSeries11.htm


"The God in me sees the God in you. Think of the problems that would be solved overnight if we truly saw ourselves and each other this way. For it is not enough to only look on your brother as part of the God spark but also do not forget you also are that divine spark of infinite intelligence that creates all things. Don't run from the magnificence of who you truly are and what you can do. Don't give your power away to a government, boss, religion or even a loved one. Each one of you is God. FEEL that with your heart for you cannot comprehend the reality of it with your mind. The mind is an ego trap. You must use your feelings to experience joy, peace, love, these are not mental concepts. They are feelings! How many of you don't even recognize them when you feel them? Stretch those muscles, your heart is the biggest muscle in the body for a reason. Use IT! Look into the eyes of your brother, lover, sister, children and see God there and then look in the mirror and see him there too. Namaste...”

-- Pierre Theilard de Chardin


"What will the future look like? How will current global challenges be faced successfully so as to create a new era of world peace, spiritual unity and perfect harmony with all realms of Creation? Which role are we each supposed to play in co-creating a New Earth in Service to the Light? Those questions and many more, undoubtedly, are in the minds and hearts of all those who came here to assist in this Mission, in accordance with the Divine blueprint prepared aeons ago for these coming wondrous times. There must not be any doubt nor any hesitation in our minds as to whether the promise of a manifested heaven on Earth will come to pass. Fear must be entirely and permanently banished from our consciousness so as to let the shining Light of Love grow ever higher as the redeeming Flame of God rise ever brighter from all awakening souls on Earth. Loyalty to and compliance with the sacred vows taken in front of the One Source of All must be upheld so as to enable the realization of Absolute Oneness with All That is and the metaphorical return of the prodigal son to the fatherly Home of Bliss Within. We can and will make this world right. We can and will make this world perfect. We can and will make this world fully rejuvenated and balanced, as it was in the Beginning when Man and Woman knew not the delusory sense of separation but only the Perfection that always was, still is, and will forever exist. Growing ever stronger every day in this unshakable Knowledge of What Is, gratefully acknowledging the challenges placed upon our path to strengthen the bonds of trust and the will to serve as One the mighty Light now pervading planet Earth in all dimensions, and aligning with the inner guidance of God exuding from the very essence of our higher consciousness, we will continue to victoriously anchor in us, all of us, the shining fiery Light of Love whose Presence is NOW dissipating the last fading remnants of darkness and all its attendant woes until this entire planet is made anew, until Love shines through every heart, until Oneness is known by all. "

- Taken from Co-creating a New Earth in Service to the Light

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2. MEDITATION TIMES

i) Global Meditation Day: Sunday at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT) or at noon local time. Suggested duration: 30 minutes. Please dedicate the last few minutes of your Sunday meditation to the healing of the Earth as a whole. See the Earth as healthy and vibrant with life, and experience the healing of all relations as we awaken globally to the sacredness of all Life and to our underlying unity with All That Is.

ii) Golden Moment of At-Onement: Daily, at the top of any hour, or whenever it better suits you.

These times below correspond (for most countries) to 16:00 Universal Time/GMT:

Honolulu 6:00 AM -- Anchorage * 8:00 AM -- Los Angeles * 9:00 AM -- Mexico City, San Salvador & Denver * 10:00 AM -- Houston * & Chicago * 11:00 AM -- Santo Domingo, La Paz, Caracas, New York *, Toronto *. Montreal *, Asuncion & Santiago 12:00 AM -- Halifax *, Rio de Janeiro & Montevideo 1:00 PM -- Reykjavik & Casablanca 4 PM -- Lagos, Algiers, London *, Dublin * & Lisbon * 4:00 PM -- Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Geneva *, Rome *, Berlin *, Paris * & Madrid * 6:00 PM -- Ankara *, Athens *, Helsinki * & Istanbul * & Nairobi 7:00 PM -- Baghdad *, Moscow * 8:00 PM -- Tehran * 8:30 PM -- Islamabad 9:00 PM -- Calcutta & New Delhi 9:30 PM -- Dhaka 10:00 PM -- Rangoon 10:30 PM -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta 11:00 PM -- Perth, Hong Kong, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur +12:00 PM -- Seoul & Tokyo +1:00 AM -- Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne +2:00 AM -- Wellington +4:00 AM

You may also check at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=18&month=5&year=2008&hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=0amp;p1=0 to find your corresponding local time if a nearby city is not listed above.



3. MORE INFORMATION RELATED TO THIS MEDITATION FOCUS

The following is provided as a complement to further the process of inspirational understanding of what, in truth, cannot be grasped from a purely intellectual perspective, for the True Key to unlock the vault of your spiritual knowledge lies within you... and nowhere else.

CONTENTS

1. Empowering The Vision of a New Earth
2. Harnessing the Power of Belief
3. The Power of Belief
4. Be careful what you believe because it's true

Also recommended...

Derren Brown "voodoo" - An illustration of the power of belief
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW2yKlNFFuU
Atheist, sceptic & mentalist Derren Brown challenges the beliefs of a New Age believer with the use of a Voodoo Doll.

Seeing into the Future: About progression, prediction and future possible realities, by Palden Jenkins, 1997
http://www.palden.co.uk/palden/p4-future1.html
In recent years I've been doing 'progressions' (contrasting to 'regressions') with people in my workshops and once in the Hundredth Monkeying project – a mixture of meditation and interactive remote-viewing of the future. What I do is slowly count people forward in time, usually to about twenty years ahead (now 2017 – which lies after the critical time-point many people subscribe to around 2012-15). What's interesting is that many different results come up – probably arising from the fact that I encourage people to place themselves in that time or to see it through someone close to them (if they're disincarnate by then) rather than to view it abstractly. Yet most of the results seem to hang together with each other to paint a picture of both the dawning of a new world with an utterly renewed and deepened atmosphere and a lot of joy and quite considerable difficulties for some and in some areas – though neither is globally prevalent, at least around 2017. CLIP




1.

From: http://www.cedp.ca/FocusArchives/MeditationFocus107.htm

Empowering The Vision of a New Earth

I have a vision...

I have a vision that one day soon all humans on Earth will recognize the powerful Force that unites us all, and behave as true brothers and sisters, caring for and cherishing each other, as they contemplate the glimmer of Love emanating from the depth of their soul through the purified window of their eyes.

I have a vision that one day soon every single living organism on the face of this planet will be seen and honored as a sacred, indissociable element of the whole Matrix of Life that for aeons has endowed this world with the sublime magnificence of its infinitely intricate perfection through the multitudinous forms of Life it has designed and animated.

I have a vision that one day very soon, Peace, Love and Harmony will prevail on Earth as it is in Heaven and that the veil which for so long has prevented embodied souls from remembering their innate divine nature will be permanently lifted and all souls, along with their angelic companions, guides and protectors, will celebrate every waking moment of their lives and rejoice at their new found sense of Oneness with ALL THAT IS.

This vision of a world in perfect harmony is the very reason we came to live at this climaxing moment in our long evolutionary journey. It is not the fantasy of a single human mind, it is the carefully planned completion of our long established common destiny. The convergence of universal assistance from space-faring, enlightened civilizations and from beings of Light beaming Love and Divine Wisdom at us from their ethereal dimension of existence is making possible the vibrational shift now lifting third dimensional Earth and all its living components into its new fourth dimensional state of radiant perfection.

We must not concern ourselves with how such an amazing metamorphosis is being achieved. We just have to welcome, as the proverbial butterfly gracefully emerging from its cocoon, the warm radiance of our inner Source of Light dispensing in every moment the perfectly balanced amount of stimulation, vital sustenance and imaginal guidance to allow us to follow our Golden Path towards global Illumination as One.

As we collectively reach the Threshold of our Awakening to blissful Unity and Universal Divine Knowledge, we become in a forever more conscious manner what we have always been since the very first Spark of Life manifested Itself as an expression of the Creator's Will to Be.

Humanity is morphing from a collection of individual, fragmented and disparate elements into a unified symphony of harmonized colors shining brightly like a globe-circling rainbow of gilded Love after a long stormy history of war and destruction.

Fear no more that fear itself could prevent us from becoming Who We Are, for Love is shining like a star in our hearts and guiding our every thought, word and deed.

Let there be Peace on Earth, joy in everyone, harmony everywhere and beauty in everything.

So it is and so be it.




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Harnessing the Power of Belief

What I can share as a healer

by Lou Bognon

Since being told for the first time that diamonds are of triangular shapes, I never again looked at rocks or even at all the sand in the sea the same way. Imagine my joy and wonder when I discovered along the Namib Desert coast that sea sand was filled with billions and trillions and quadrillions of tiny little triangular shaped “diamonds”.

The power of belief is like that coastal sand - where I see diamonds, others see rocks, and still others see rubbish, stinky sea weeds, or silica or plain discomfort for their shoes, and most see simply, nothing at all.

Belief is the greatest gift of all and for those of us who have kept their heart open like a child, we actually start with a great advantage at all levels of life - after all for us there is always something more wondrous than the ordinary out there, everything is more marvelous than it actually looks, more magic, more fascinating, and as a bonus, belief also makes us feel more deserving, more powerful, more connected and more special than the ordinary.

In fact with an open heart and with an open mind, no-thing and no-one, is actually ordinary - how could it be otherwise?

Ordinariness would be the absolute anti-everything: like anti-wonder, anti-magic, anti-joy and anti all the qualities and attributes that actually define our belief in all things DIVINE if you will.

So, as the years passed, my heart opened even more - and at 52, it has now been a few years since I have made a choice above all others - to always keep my heart open and for ever opening. I look to it for guidance, I listen to it for love and wisdom and I really choose to use it best when I am offering myself as an instrument for giving healing to another. My belief being that, as an extension of the Creator of all, of Love Itself - through us, all healing is possible. I choose to walk this road blindfolded to ensure that all physical, material and intellectual distractions will not disturb my belief that I am indeed Love.

Now, being a healer is something that most people often visualize and imagine as being either: hard, tiring, exhausting, or at worst really freaky or weird - the stuff of wicked and/or illuminated, crystal-wearing long-robed, long haired carrot-munching nutty-case types. Unless of course their heart too has remained open - and then their own healing - happens!

For healing to happen - just like for music to be created, heard and enjoyed - first someone needs to tap into it, hear it, then play it - which means using an appropriate instrument.

Music - like healing and like love - is always there - everywhere actually - and upon request, intention, attention, need - it just flows. I hear the music in the rain, in the wind and the way the elements move in the sea, in a river, in a storm, in the echo of a mountain's body, actually everywhere. I could say that I feel the healing and I feel the love in the exact same way. There is no place where they are not for they are inseparable. For me this is not plain belief - this is my reality.

Belief is that which, in quantum physics terms, we are all just starting to grasp: the observer affects the thing being observed. And in the same way our (greater or smaller) capacity to keep the heart - and the mind - open, will also affect all our other capacities: what we believe we can do, we shall and what we do not - we don't, can't, and won't.

The words of the Great Master sum it up perfectly: let it be done onto you as you believe, ask and you shall receive, knock and it shall open, search and you shall find.

The question we all need to ask ourselves is this:

If it all depends on our belief capacity, our choices, intentions, and open heart-mindness - from living better, healthier, happier lives, to claiming our gifts and abundance from the never ending source of IT ALL, to having the sort of blind faith in ourselves that we can indeed do, create and achieve anything - why then - do we still make choices of belief in things such as lack, failure, judgment, criticism, poverty, war, disease and the like?

I have chosen to keep my heart open for joy, love, abundance and so much healing, that my intentions, my thoughts, my words and my actions will carry the love of my heart forward to all of creation and back to the Creator.

In practice, when one comes to me for healing I say silently, telepathically the following prayer:

Thank you Beloved soul, to have come with an open heart - may I be the instrument of the Creator's Love for you and may I help you return to the perfection you can be, for Perfection is indeed the sole predestination you and I are here to be.
May the healing flow.
May you remember that you are Love.
May you remember that you have the healer within.
May the Light, Love and Healing of all the helpers in the Healing Universes be with us.
My Divine Presence embraces your Divine Presence.

This is how belief feels in my experience, how belief IS my experience.

With Love Light and Infinite Healing

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Lou Bognon produces and presents The Inner Voice, an inspirational, motivational and spiritual program broadcast internationally on Channel Africa, the Voice of the African renaissance.

You may find more from her through http://www.loubognon.com and read about her unique life in INSPIRING AFRICA posted at the bottom of http://www.loubognon.com




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From: http://www.lifepositive.com/Mind/psychology/positive-thinking/belief.asp

The Power of Belief

By Santosh Babu

No belief is right or wrong. It is either empowering or limiting

Ever heard the story of the four-minute mile? For years people believed that it is impossible for a human being to run a mile in less than four minutes until Roger Banister proved it wrong in 1954. Within one year, 37 runners broke the belief barrier. And the year after that, 300 other runners did the same thing.

What happens if you put an animal in a pond? Any animal, big or small, will swim its way through. What happens when someone, who does not know how to swim, falls in deep waters? You drown. If an animal who has not learned swimming could escape by swimming, why not you? Because you believe you will drown while the animal does not.

You have used a computer keyboard or a typewriter. Ever wondered why the alphabets are organized in a particular order in your keyboard? You might have thought it is to increase the typing speed. Most people never question it. But the fact is that this system was developed to reduce the typing speed at a time when typewriter parts would jam if the operator typed too fast.

These three cases show the power of our beliefs. There is no other more powerful directing force in human behavior than belief. Your beliefs have the power to create and to destroy. A belief delivers a direct command to your nervous system.

Have you heard about the placebo effect? People who are told a drug will have a certain effect will many times experience that effect even when given a pill without those properties.

It is also our belief that determines how much of our potential we will be able to tap. So you better examine some of your beliefs minutely. For example, do you believe that you can excel in whatever you do? Do you believe you are bad in mathematics? Do you believe that other people don't like you? Do you believe life is full of problems? What are your beliefs about people?

No belief is right or wrong. It is either empowering or limiting. A belief is nothing but the generalization of a past incident. As a kid if a dog bit you, you believed all dogs to be dangerous. To change a particular behavior pattern, identify the beliefs associated with it. Change those beliefs and a new pattern is automatically created.

I read this incident in a New York newspaper. "She met him in a singles' bar and they talked for a while. He offered her a drink and she enjoyed his company. Then he offered to drop her back home. While driving back, she realized that they were moving through narrow and strange roads. 'Oh God where is he taking me?' she thought but did not have the guts to ask. She cursed her decision to get into his car. All of a sudden she saw him taking a turn back into the highway just near her house. Smiling, he said: 'I took a short cut'."

Did this story end the way you thought? Review your beliefs now and find out which ones are empowering and which ones you need to change.




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From: http://www.fragmentsweb.org/fourtx/powbeltx.html

Be careful what you believe because it's true

When we believe in something, it becomes truth. This is because our beliefs determine the choices we make in our lives, and our actions help shape the world we live in. This essay asks why we don't examine our beliefs critically and adopt ways of thinking that celebrate human life and dignity.

Here is an amazing fact. Planets that are millions of miles away and stars that are millions of light-years away can affect human events here on earth. If you are a rational human being, you may find this difficult to believe. But it's true. Astrology is real, and it works.

Here's proof: everyday ordinary people read their horoscopes and plan their lives based on its recommendations. More than one world leader has formulated battle plans and set national policy based on advice from astrologers. Those distant celestial bodies affect human history in real ways simply because some of us believe they do.

Belief is truth. What we believe is true because we act based on our beliefs, and our actions shape the world. We make our own values. We construct the framework that our lives are built around.

Belief precedes knowledge. We learn about the world through a filter, shaping the facts to fit our pre-existing beliefs. For most of us, when new facts come to light that support our belief system, we assimilate them. When new facts call our beliefs into question, we ignore them.

Belief is powerful. What people believe is a blueprint for the kind of society they create. A society that believes humans are violent and bloodthirsty will suffer from crime and war. A society that believes in domination and control will be stratified and hierarchical. A society that believes making money is the key to happiness will be competitive and materialistic.

Power is belief. At some point in our evolution we gave up social power—the power of community—and allowed it to be seized by one person or group. This apparent usurpation is all the more startling when we realize that power is based on simple belief. By allowing ourselves to be convinced that someone else is stronger, more knowledgeable, more moral, closer to God, or just more powerful (whatever that means) than we are, we have in effect participated in our own enslavement.

Belief is irrational. Few of us examine our beliefs critically. We accept what we are taught by our parents, our teachers, our priests, our friends, the media. Since human beings seem to be largely irrational by nature, it is not surprising that we have irrational beliefs. But irrational beliefs can be positive and creative, or they can be destructive.

Belief entails responsibility. Because we choose our beliefs, we must be accountable for our convictions, rather than blindly accepting ideas that have been passed down to us. If we have control of our beliefs, and beliefs can shape the world, why not believe in something positive? Instead of embracing cults of sacrifice and death, why not acquire beliefs that are life affirming? Rather than adopting social models that grind us down and bleed us of dignity and self-esteem, why not choose beliefs that can bring out the best in our human nature?

Beliefs can change. Not easily, but it can happen. Beliefs change when significant events in our lives touch our hearts. Intellectual arguments rarely change beliefs.

Be careful what you believe because it's true.



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