Posted by: spiritteacher | November 23, 2009


Journaling is an effective tool for mind re-training. In a journal we can, over time, see for ourselves where our fears lie and ask for help in releasing them. A blessings journal or section of our journal will help us remember what is good in our lives so we can begin to focus more fully on the positive aspects of ourselves and our lives. It is impossible to be grateful and fearful at the same time. And even those things which we fear can be seen as tools for our growth and therefore something for which to be thankful.

Forgiveness is an important tool for mind changing as well. If we can practice forgiving ourselves and everyone in our lives by letting go of the past and releasing our anxiety about the future, the thought of changing our minds will be much less fear inducing.

Another tool is being in the NOW. In this moment life is perfect. As all the great teachers teach, the past is over, the future is not here and Now Is All There Is. An affirmation I use daily and sometimes hundreds of times in a day depending upon the kind of day I’m having is, “God is the Love with which I experience this moment.” And then I focus with love only on what is happening right now. Whether it’s doing the dishes, working at the computer, having a conversation, vacuuming the floor, eating a meal, falling asleep, awakening in the morning, driving to a destination, we can do it all with conscious intention and God’s pure love. With this affirmation the past falls away and the future doesn’t exist.

May you walk in peace today knowing you are blessed and a blessing in the world.


  1. A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.

    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    I was thinking about change the other morning as I sat in my friend’s kitchen, writing my next blog post and looking out their windows .It was then I realized how refreshing the new view was as I looked out. You may be wondering…why write in someone else’s kitchen ? Well, a bit of a favor for friends…as they were both at work, they needed someone to be there for when the cable guy came…so there I was.

    Anyway…Change…that is what I want to talk about. Having a different view of the snow that morning made me wonder…if I was enjoying the change so much …why is it that we are so often afraid of change in our lives? Is it that as we become older, are we way too set in our ways? Or is it that we are just stubborn ? Or, is it fear…fear of the unknown?

    So, who are you… when it comes to change in your life? Me , I will admit, I take some comfort in cosistancy…and change?.. I never really thought too much about the subject…but I do know……doing some new things for the first time has been difficult.

    Starting a blog was one of them. I knew I should have one if I wanted to let people know about my book. But if I made a blog, who was going to read it? And if anyone actually did check it out , what would they think of me and my ramblings? How would I come up with subject matter time after time…and how would I make it not boring? Afraid? Yes…I would say so. Writing a blog would mean putting myself out there….it made me think of those dreams I’ve had…..where I get to where I’m going and find myself naked!!! Now…Why would a person want to subject themselves to that?

    However, feeling it was necessary but feeling totally intimidated… I worked for hours and developed …So you wanna be a writer. As of right now my blog is only two and one half months old…but tonight …it is at the 2,000 hit mark…and my book is not even launched yet!!!!

    Good thing I decided to step into the scary.. unknown. Little did I know …it would be such fun.

    Is there an unknown you would like to step into but are afraid? Go for it, it might just awaken the stranger in you.

  2. Thank you for your visit, Sally. Peace, Sharie

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