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Writing: A Spiritual-Healing Discipline

Posted by Marjorie Firmin on July 25, 2018 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (2)

I love teaching for so many reasons. I love to share the knowledge I have accumulated throughout my life in my areas of expertise. I love the ability to help students achieve their best... etc. When I was teaching, I gave it the best of me. This can be detrimental to our health because when we are passionate about teaching, we are likely to neglect other important aspects of our lives. For example, our health.

Many times, I took my health for granted, and for a long time I ignored all the symptoms of stress. I bottled up inside me all the things that were not socially or professionally acceptable... feelings and emotions I didn't discuss with anybody, except my journal. I am so convinced that whatever we bottle up inside our hearts can affect our health. So one day I got really sick, and came to find out that I had a terminal cancer, Stage 4. It didn't surprise me when I was diagnosed back in 1994, that my first reaction was to write about my experiences. It was as if my dormant mused had gotten a wake-up call and wanted to record everything that was happening to me. So I wrote. My husband (May he Rest in Peace)  insisted that I needed to publish my story, so I started to do the research. Unfortunately, I couldn't get published the traditional way.

I learned quickly that when you are facing death, you don't have the time nor the desire to play the rejection-letters game, and wait for a traditional publisher to publish your book. Rejection is not an option! The only way to get your message out there quickly is by self-publishing your work. So that's exactly what I decided to do.

My first book was self-published back in the year 2000. It was a collection of reflections on illness, healing, and spiritual awakening. I named it "Breakfast with God."

Then I wrote a dramatic memoir, which I self-published in 2013. I named it "I Won't Let You Die." This book is available for purchase through Barnes & Nobles, Amazon, and my self-publishing company.  To see the books listed in this website, click on the "Books" tab above.  You can also find some of my other books listed on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

I have often heard that all of us have a writer within. So narrating our stories, our experiences, and thoughts can result in a very powerful and soothing healing therapy. I want to share with you some ideas on how you can encourage yourself and others to tap into the power of writing your story in a narrative form. There are some great reasons to do it. I am convinced of the reasons, because I did it myself. I also do one-on-one online work with anyone who is interested. I offer online workshops in Spanish as well.

Perhaps you are already keeping a journal. Congratulations!!! I believe it is a great therapy. Scientists and psychologists have done a great deal of research on the healing power of writing. Recently, I found an amazing article by Dr. Pennebaker at https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/psychology/faculty/pennebak

Read also some of the articles I share in this website by clicking the Reseach Tab. Don't hesitate. Get things out of your system, and put them on paper or in your computer, even if you are the only one who reads them, it is a powerful weapon against emotional illness.

I also want to share some of my knowledge on self-publishing and help you with that, if that is something you are interested in pursuing. If you would like to learn more about my background, here you will find my credentials for the work I do as a self-published writer, and independent bilingual tutor/teacher/consultant. I believe wholeheartedly that personal experience equip us with powerful tools to help others along their journey on a road one has already traveled. For now, here are a few things about me that qualify me for the work I do:

I have been a bilingual teacher for over fifteen years...

I have experienced loss of jobs,loss of loved ones, loss of assets, loss of money, etc...

I have faced and dealt with grief in its different manifestations...

I have survived a terminal cancer through the healing power of God...

Prognosis was six months to two years... that was TWENTY years ago!

I have written three books and countless (unpublished) personal reflections and journals.

I have self-published three books using three different venues...

There is no doubt that our lives are full of challenges. We all face trials and troubles. I would like to encourage you: If you want to help yourself and others, you can start by writing your stories! I will be delighted to help you along this long, and sometimes, difficult process. I can help you designed a map for your journey. I can help you develop the habit of writing for the purpose of healing. Most of my expertise comes from my personal experience, and the fifteen plus years of teaching and working with my English ESL and Spanish students in different classroom settings. I can guide you tap into the power of the writer that is within you to help transform your suffering into peace, your grief into consolation, and your illness into health.

Let me finish here by quoting from Pat Schneider book with Oxford University Press, “How The Light Gets In: Writing as a Spiritual Practice”:

"Writing can be a spiritual practice. To write about what is painful is to begin the work of healing. To write the red of a tomato before it is mixed into beans for chili is a form of praise. To write an image of a child caught in war is confession or petition or requiem. To write grief onto a page of lined paper until tears blur the ink is often the surest access to giving or receiving forgiveness. To write a comic scene is grace and beatitude. To write irony is to seek justice. To write admission of failure is humility. To be in an attitude of praise or thanksgiving, to rage against God, or to open one’s inner self and listen, is prayer. To write tragedy and allow comedy to arise between the lines is miracle and revelation..."

 "I know from personal experience how fear and low self worth can cripple one's ability to succeed in life.

But with a little support, caring and inspiration, miracles can happen."

~Richard Hatch 

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE HEALING POWER OF GOD IN MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE!


Mindfulness for Healing and Transformation

Posted by Marjorie Firmin on April 30, 2018 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)


I WAS GOING TO WRITE ABOUT MINDFULNESS IN THE OLD DAYS, BUT THERE IS SO MUCH INFORMATION ALREADY, THAT I DECIDED TO SHARE SOME OF IT WITH YOU INSTEAD:

THE ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS AND AN EXERCISE FROM THE OLD DAYS, MINDFUL SCIENCE,

You might be surprised by this story.

It will explain when modern mindfulness first emerged while also giving you an “old-fashioned” thought-training technique.

Because our mental structure is the same as in the past, this technique remains effective for managing our thoughts and feelings today.

Mindfulness trains our brains to make us happy, think more clearly and execute mental tasks more effectively.

“Hypnosis” is really just organizing the thought-stream—and techniques for hypnosis were discovered near the turn of the 18th century.

As far back as Plato’s time, highly effective people used thought-stream training for vocational success, attainment of life-goals and improvement of relationships.

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Going forward from Plato, we see that modern work-lives and modern mindfulness techniques emerged at the same time.

We see the roots of today’s mindfulness’ movement in practices from the 1700s—when the Industrial Revolution started.

This period was called “The Enlightenment.” Science and rigorous systemization began to touch many areas of human life in American and Europe at the time.

Franz Mesmer (1734 – 1815) was a child of the Enlightenment. The word “mesmerized” comes from his discoveries. He devoted his life to training attention.

As “mesmerized” suggests, he brought people into sharp states of focus. He’d sit silently with clients, knee-to-knee, putting his attention on them while bringing them toward deep states of concentration—or what’s called, hypnosis.

Observing his technique, people called it ”auto-suggestion.”

They said he was teaching people to “suggest” things to themselves.

This healed them of the sicknesses he was hired to cure.

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Though CAT scans and other technologies not known in Mesmer’s time now reveal how complex mindfulness’ biological expressions are, and the practice itself can be challenging because it breaks habit, mindfulness is really simple to understand and easy to begin.

How hard is it to say a few words inside your head?

This is one way mindfulness works—through “suggestions” to the self.

Today, this technique is widely used and broadly proven. A recent Pyschology Today blog reviewed the many studies that confirm its effectiveness in granting us more happiness, health and vocational success.

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After Mesmer’s time, auto-suggestion was taught more explicitly by the influential (and ever-cheerful!) Frenchman, Émile Coué (1857 – 1926) later in the 1800s.

A few months back, Coué was quoted by my fellow Mindful Science blogger, Jorge Borges.

Jorge shared Coue’s mantra: “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.”

Just like the ancient yogis, Coue’ figured out that silent repetitions of a word-phrase will condition the feeling-state of the mind.

As you can see, the words he used were near-childlike.

This makes his mantra simple to experiment with!

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Here is an exercise for you.

You may do just parts of it, or you can do it all:

1) Write, “Every day in every way I am becoming better and better” on several pieces of paper

2) Tape them in prominent places around your house–and tape one in the space between your wallet folds (that way, you’ll see it by surprise throughout your day).

3) Make a screensaver with the phrase.

4) Before you get up, and when you go to bed each night, sit up straight for meditation (laying down or slouching will retard or prevent the practice’s effectiveness–but sitting on chair, or your bed’s edge, or even sitting yogi-style on your bed’s pillows, is A-OK). Put the words on paper in front of you and repeat them silently for 5-10 minutes—or even 30 minutes.

Just like bodily workouts, the more time you spend, the more effective the practice will be.

5) Say the phrase to yourself as you move throughout the day—as often as you remember to do so.

Do this for 3 days.

A few moments of this practice will have an immediate impact, but if you do more than one of the operations above, or do any for a longer time, it will powerfully compound the effect.

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The first step in most mindfulness practices is to become aware of your mental content.

The second step is often auto-suggestion.

It also travels under the label of “self-affirmations.”

To optimize our mental activity, we want to become mindful of mental content, then make the tone of that content positive.

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Coue’s phrase does this well, and you can learn other strategies of this type in the courses offered by Mindful Science.

As you go forward:

—Trust that the effectiveness of mindfulness is proven over centuries

—Explore auto-suggestion through the exercise offered here, or get creative, making your own affirmations. (You can also tie them to a religious tradition–using Jesus’ name, for example–if that is important to you.)

—Subscribe to Mindful Science to unlock all its practices including new self-affirmation approaches.

READ THE ARTICLE AT MINDFUL SCIENCE.

I am re-posting this article from Eric Shaw here:


Es importante tener cuidado con las palabras que usamos para hablar de nosotros mismos

Posted by Marjorie Firmin on May 10, 2017 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

yo creo que todos tenemos la capacidad de cambiar el rumbo de nuestras vidas. Para eso Dios nos concedio un pequeño instrumento, localizado debajo de la nariz--se llama boca.

Es así de simple. Todos hablamos con nosotros mismos, y nuestra propia voz es la que más creemos... aunque parezca mentira.

Entonces, tengamos cuidado con lo que nos decimos a nosotros mismos. ¿No crees que es importante tener cuidado con las palabras que usamos para a nosotros mismos?

Las personas proactivas, entusiastas, optimistas que usan un vocabulario positivo son exitosas y acertadas al realizar sus sueños. No se sientan en los laureles a esperar que las oportunidades les toquen la puerta o que un principe o princesa azul les rescate de sus adversidades. No. Ellas toman el control de sus vidas.Este tipo de personas son creativas y usan su imaginacion para crear y profetizar su futuro.

Por el contrario, la personas fracasadas son las que se dan por vencidas y no tienen la fe ni la vision para ver un futuro mejor que su presente. Dicen ser realistas y hablan de las cosas "tal y como son", como si siempre fueran a ser así. Y lamentablemente, la verdad es que, mientras sigan vociferando declaraciones negativas sobre sus propias vidas, eso es exactamente lo que seguirás experimentando. Lo que vemos es lo que lograremos. Esto es lo contrario de tener fe. Segun San Agustin, la fe es creer lo que no vemos para ver lo que creemos...

Después de que a mi me deshauciaron con un cancer terminal y creyendo que me quedaban a lo maximo 24 meses de vida, me encontre un libro que hablaba del poder de los pensamientos positivos y la practica de los valores espirituales para sanar las enfermedades.

Por lo tanto, decidi probarlo y empece a escribir reflexiones, afirmaciones y declaraciones positivas sobre mis objetivos de vida abudante y sanacion integral. Hasta escribi las memorias de mi experiencia. 

Escuchaba estas afirmaciones cada mañana mientras meditaba y oraba. Mis palabras empezaron a cambiar y crear una nueva realidad en mi vida.

Hoy estoy tan agradecida con todos los maestros que me enseñaron el poder de la "lengua" y sus declaraciones. Hoy hago todo lo posible para guardar mi boca de hablar de enfermedades y muerte. No me gusta usar palabras perjudiciales sobre mí misma. Aunque antes yo no necesariamente practicaba el hábito de hacer lo contrario: O sea hablar proactivamente palabras positivas sobre mi futuro. Al menos, no con ningún esfuerzo intencional, ahora lo estoy haciendo. 

Joyce Meyer cuenta que el Señor le dijo una vez: "Joyce, has dejado de decir cosas negativas, pero no has comenzado a mantenerte positiva." Una cosa es dejar de hablar palabras negativas y debilitantes sobre ti, como por ejemplo: "Naci pobre y siempre lo sere..." o "Estoy enferma y no puedo hacer tal cosa..." o  "Tengo un metabolismo lento... nunca voy a perder peso" o "No estoy calificada para hacer tal trabajo...etc.


Pero para superarnos tenemos que dar un paso más allá, sustituyendo esas palabras con declaraciones positivas sobre nosotros mismos y nuestro futuro.

Si esto te suena un poco ridiculo, lo comprendo. Sin embargo, no se puede discutir con los resultados. Cuando tus sueños se empiezan a hacer realidad uno tras otro como resultado de hablar en voz alta, no creeras que estoy tan loca después de todo. Pero no creas que yo me siento delante de un espejo y hablo conmigo misma sin cesar. No. generalmente lo hago una vez al dia y cuando los pensamientos negativos tratan de robarme la felicidad y desviarme de mi camino. 

¿Qué pasaría si dejaras de lado el miedo a sentirte como una tonta y negociaras tu limitación... y cambiaras esa auto-charla negativa con declaraciones motivacionales, positivas de fe? Estoy convencida de que tu vida se movería en esa dirección.

En mi libro "I Won't Let You Die", hice una lista de declaraciones para hablar sobre mí. Para empezar, la mayoría (si no todas) de estas afirmaciones positivas eran lo contrario de lo que estaba experimentando en ese momento. Sin embargo, las escribí y las declare con mucha fe. Algunas de las declaraciones incluyeron: "Soy sana" "Dios me ama y soy su hija." "Estoy viviendo en el mejor momento de mi vida." "Soy audaz." "Soy valiente." "Todo lo puedo en Cristo que me da la vida y me fortalece. "Soy una voz que proclama el poder de Cristo Jesús."

"Tengo una plataforma para proclamar mi fe." "Estoy segura que mi mensaje ayudara a miles de personas ".

En Isaías 46:10 dice: "Declara el fin desde el principio". Eso es exactamente lo que estamos haciendo cuando declaramos nuestros sueños antes de que sucedan.

¿Por qué repetir tus afirmaciones todos los dias valientemente? Porque lo que escuchamos repetidamente, finalmente creemos. Y como dije antes, creemos nuestra propia voz más que la de cualquier otra persona.

Cuando constantemente afirmamos lo que queremos ver suceder en nuestras vidas, esa es la energía creativa que al declarar lo que crees sobre tí misma en lugar de lo que sientes, con el tiempo, tus acciones se alinean con tus palabras.

Además de las declaraciones positivas, no hay nada más poderoso que usar tu boca para hablar la Palabra de Dios. Si te estás preguntando cuál es la voluntad de Dios para tu vida, Su voluntad es que recordemos quienes somos: Hijos de un Dios todopoderoso con poder para crear un futuro mejor lleno de prosperidad. Cuando alineas tu boca con lo que la Palabra de Dios dice, estás activando el poder de Dios para ir a trabajar en tu vida.

Para cerrar, permítanme animarles a comenzar a usar sus palabras para cambiar sus vidas en lugar de simplemente describirlas. Dios siempre coloca un sueño más grande en tu corazón antes de tener la habilidad de lograrlo. Hablar de tus sueños y abrirles la puerta de la existencia es parte del proceso para alcanzarlos.

Sea cual sea tu necesidad, en lugar de hablar de lo que no tienes, comienza a decir: "Busco al Señor, y no me falta nada bueno "(Salmo 34:10). Declara en voz alta: "No me preocupo por nada; En su lugar, rezo por todo, diciendole a Dios lo que necesito y agradeciéndole por todo lo que ha hecho "(Filipenses 4: 6).

Encuentra las promesas de Dios en Su Palabra y decláralas sobre tu necesidad y sobre tu vida. No me malinterpreten. ¡Ustedes pueden todavía tener esos pensamientos negativos, pero no los verbalicen! No se puede hablar de fracaso y vivir en la victoria. Lo contrario también es cierto: No se puede hablar de victoria y vivir en fracaso.

La Biblia nos dice que servimos a un Dios que habla de "cosas inexistentes" como SI ya existieran. Espera que apliquemos el mismo principio. ¿Qué cosas inexistentes necesitas comenzar a hablar como si ya existieran? Hay algunas cosas en tu vida que no cambiarán hasta que comiences a hablarlas. Puedes comenzar a cambiar tu vida hoy cambiando lo que dices. Sé que funciona porque lo he experimentado yo misma. Estoy literalmente viendo cosas suceder en mi vida que sé que son resultados directos de declarar con fe los deseos que Dios pone en mi corazón. Y tú también puedes. Decidete a cambiar los comentarios negativos por positivos y dar un paso más para empezar a recibir las cosas que Dios tiene reservadas para ti.

Cultivate Inner Beauty & Suffering for Doing Good

Posted by Marjorie Firmin on December 11, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Cultivate Inner Beauty

1-4The same goes for you wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated by your life of holy beauty. What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition.4-6Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in. The holy women of old were beautiful before God that way, and were good, loyal wives to their husbands. Sarah, for instance, taking care of Abraham, would address him as “my dear husband.” You’ll be true daughters of Sarah if you do the same, unanxious and unintimidated.7The same goes for you husbands: Be good husbands to your wives. Honor them, delight in them. As women they lack some of your advantages. But in the new life of God’s grace, you’re equals. Treat your wives, then, as equals so your prayers don’t run aground.

Suffering for Doing Good

8-12Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.

Whoever wants to embrace life

and see the day fill up with good,

Here’s what you do:

Say nothing evil or hurtful;

Snub evil and cultivate good;

run after peace for all you’re worth.

God looks on all this with approval,

listening and responding well to what he’s asked;

But he turns his back

on those who do evil things.

13-18If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought. Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy. Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick. They’ll end up realizing that they’re the ones who need a bath. It’s better to suffer for doing good, if that’s what God wants, than to be punished for doing bad. That’s what Christ did definitively: suffered because of others’ sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones. He went through it all—was put to death and then made alive—to bring us to God.19-22He went and proclaimed God’s salvation to earlier generations who ended up in the prison of judgment because they wouldn’t listen. You know, even though God waited patiently all the days that Noah built his ship, only a few were saved then, eight to be exact—saved from the water by the water. The waters of baptism do that for you, not by washing away dirt from your skin but by presenting you through Jesus’ resurrection before God with a clear conscience. Jesus has the last word on everything and everyone, from angels to armies. He’s standing right alongside God, and what he says goes.

Bible Quotes about the Importance of being MEEK

Posted by Marjorie Firmin on May 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Before we do anything, let us look at the definition of MEEK from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meek

Meek -  adjective: Having or showing a quiet and gentle nature - not wanting to fight or argue with other people


Full Definition of MEEK

 

1: enduring injury with patience and without resentment : mild

2: deficient in spirit and courage : submissive

3: not violent or strong : moderate

— meek·ly adverb

— meek·ness noun

Examples of MEEK

 

He was a meek child dominated by his brothers

She may seem meek and mild but it is all an act.

Origin of MEEK

 

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse mjūkr gentle; akin to Welsh esmwyth soft

First Known Use: 13th century

Related to MEEK

 

Synonyms

demure, down-to-earth, lowly, humble, modest, unassuming, unpretentious

Antonyms

arrogant, bumptious, chesty, conceited, egotistic (or egotistical), fastuous, haughty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-and-mighty, high-handed, high-hat, hoity-toity, huffish, huffy, imperious, lordly, overweening, peremptory, pompous, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious, self-asserting, self-assertive, supercilious, superior, toplofty (also toploftical), uppish, uppity

Related Words

acquiescent, compliant, deferential, resigned, submissive, unaggressive, unassertive, yielding; cowering, cringing, shrinking; ingenuous, naive (or naïve), plain, simple, unaffected; bashful, diffident, introverted, mousy (or mousey), overmodest, passive, quiet, reserved, retiring, sheepish, shy, subdued, timid, unobtrusive; aw-shucks, self-deprecating, self-deprecatory, self-effacing

 



Bible verses related to Meek from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance -

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Matthew 5:5 - Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

 

Numbers 12:3 - (Now the man Moses [was] very meek, above all the men which [were] upon the face of the earth.)

 

1 Peter 3:4 - But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

 

Psalms 37:11 - But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

 

Psalms 37:10-11 - For yet a little while, and the wicked [shall] not [be]: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it [shall] not [be]. (Read More...)

 

Titus 3:2 - To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, [but] gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

 

Colossians 3:12 - Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

 

Philippians 2:8 - And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

 

1 Corinthians 7:1-40 - Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman. (Read More...)

 

Matthew 15:12-14 - Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? (Read More...)

 

1 Timothy 2:12 - But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

 

Ephesians 4:2 - With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

 

Galatians 6:1 - Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

 

Galatians 5:23 - Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 

Acts 17:11 - These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

 

Acts 5:29 - Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

 

Acts 4:23 - And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

 

John 14:1 - Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

 

John 10:1-42 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. (Read More...)

 

Matthew 25:13 - Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

 

Matthew 24:21 - For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

 

Matthew 22:44 - The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

 

Matthew 15:7 - [Ye] hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

 

Matthew 11:29 - Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

 

Matthew 5:17 - Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

 

Zephaniah 2:3 - Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

 

Isaiah 61:2 - To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

 

Isaiah 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;

 

Isaiah 42:1-25 - Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, [in whom] my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. (Read More...)

 

Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

 

Genesis 1:1-31 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Read More...)

 

Revelation 20:4-6 - And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Read More...)

 

Revelation 3:21 - To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

 

1 John 2:1-29 - My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: (Read More...)

 

2 Timothy 3:16 - All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

 Source: http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Meek/

Como defines el éxito?

Posted by Marjorie Firmin on May 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

¿Cómo se define "éxito?"

 

 

Si tu respuesta es algo así como:" hacer un montón de dinero ", o" tener una gran casa y un coche de lujo "

o "ser dueño de una empresa multimillonaria y dominar tu niche," estás pensando en pequeñeses.

 

Yo creo que el éxito no se define por lo que tienes - Se define por tus intenciones y por lo que sientes.

 

Si te despiertas cada mañana entusiasmada y ansiosa por sumergirte en lo que te depara Dios cada día y vivir plenamente con alegria y paz... Eso es el éxito.

 

Si tu corazón se desborda de alegría a causa de las relaciones abiertas y amorosas que tienes con las personas con las que tratas y que Dios ha puesto en tu vida - Eso es el éxito.

 

Si te miras en el espejo y amas a la persona que te observa y te sonrie...

 

Si sabes que tienes las habilidades y el talento que necesitas para alcanzar cualquier meta que desees ...

 

Si vives tu vida en relacion armoniosa con tus creencias más elevadas y contribuyes para hacer una diferencia positiva en el mundo que te rodea... Eso es el éxito.

 

El verdadero éxito enriquece todos los ámbitos de tu vida y te ayuda a ser lo mejor de ti ... 

(Inspirada por Jack Canfield que es un conferencista Estadounidense)

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A Definition of Success

Posted by Marjorie Firmin on May 24, 2014 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

How do you define “success?”

 

 

"If you answered something like, 'making a ton of money,' or “having a big house and fancy car,” or “owning a multimillion dollar company and dominating your industry,” you are thinking WAY too small.

 

Success is NOT about what you have – it’s about HOW you FEEL.

 

  • If you wake up every morning excited to dive into what the day holds in store for you – THAT is success.
  • If your heart overflows with joy because of the open and loving relationships you have with the people in your life – THAT is success.

 

 

If you:

 

  • Look into the mirror and love the person staring back at you…
  • Know that you have the skills and talent you need to achieve any goal you desire…
  • Live your life in alignment with your highest beliefs and make a positive difference in the world…

 

 

 

… THAT is success..."

 

"True success enriches all areas of your life and helps you become your best self..."

~Jack Canfield

Calma

Posted by Marjorie Firmin on May 24, 2014 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Ante las injusticias y adversidades de la vida… ¡calma!

Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948. Político y pensador indio

No Te des por Vencida!

Posted by Marjorie Firmin on May 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Definitivamente! Nunca es demasiado tarde para lograr tu plena realizacion. Tu todavía no sabes lo que eres capaz de hacer si te lo propones ...por eso no te des por vencida y sigue tratando...


Codigos de Familia que Nos Impiden Ser lo Que Dios nos Creo par SER!

Posted by Marjorie Firmin on May 23, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Son una especie de “códigos” que están situados en lo más profundo de nuestras mentes en forma de creencias y de todo tipo de inhibiciones que nos paralizan.


Cuenta Marianne Costa que en un momento de su vida escribió en un papel de pergamino: “soy una fracasada”. Después lo firmó con una gota de su sangre y lo enterró. En ese lugar plantó una bella flor y empezó a diseñar su realidad liberada de esa maldición.

(Es un acto psicomágico, donde nos liberamos de esos códigos que recibimos de nuestra familia).


Un contrato es un acuerdo entre dos partes que se comprometen a dar algo y a recibir algo a cambio. Pero no todos los contratos están sobre papel, ni siquiera son verbalizados, ni tampoco todos están en el plano de la consciencia. Más aún, como en el caso del nombre, hay contratos que aceptamos en desigualdad de condiciones porque se “sellan” en la más tierna infancia: el niño intuye que el incumplimiento implica no ser querido, lo que significa la muerte. Nuestro cerebro más primitivo nos dicta la orden de obedecer cuando la amenaza es ser expulsado del clan.


Estos contratos pueden afectar a nuestros cuatro egos:


Ejemplos de contratos intelectuales:


Muchas de las creencias que tenemos son contratos que mantenemos con nuestro árbol genealógico, ideas que se nos han transmitido desde nuestros bisabuelos y que no podemos cuestionar. (Debemos deshacernos de cualquier creencia que no sea bella y útil)


a) “Serás abogado, como los hombres de provecho de esta familia”  (En árboles donde el artista es considerado como un muerto de hambre, que en realidad no sabe hacer nada)


b) “En esta casa se habla cristiano” (No me salgas con querer estudiar lenguas…sólo hay que hablar una lengua: la materna)


c) “Eres torpe como tu madre” (Una profecía que actúa como una maldición que acaba cumpliéndose)


d) “En la vida debemos dejar las cosas igual que nos las hemos encontrado” (Señal de que el árbol se ha estancado…;)


e) “Un hijo nunca debe superar a un padre” (Una locura absoluta que se conecta con la neurosis de fracaso)


Los contratos intelectuales son como las “ideas irracionales” que describe Albert Ellis, raíces de nuestras emociones perturbadas y comportamientos desajustados. La psicogenealogía conecta con su famosa y en muchos casos efectiva RET (Terapia Racional Emotiva), en el sentido que la familia configura un esquema de creencias tóxicas que nosotros adoptamos por lealtad a ella y que se mueven en cuatro ejes fundamentales:


*Si no tienes lo que necesitas, te mueres. (“Si mi novio me deja, me muero”;)


La herencia tóxica es confundir la necesidad con el deseo. Si no tienes alimento, te mueres, pero si deseas a tu novio y no lo tienes, sigues viviendo…


*Esto es horrible (“Es horrible que tenga que cancelar mis vacaciones”;)


Se juzga en exceso. No hay nada categóricamente malo o bueno. Hay hechos que nos causan más o menos dolor. Si ordenamos los hechos dolorosos de 0 a 10 y en el 10 ponemos la muerte de un ser querido, ¿cómo valoraremos cancelar una vacaciones?


*No lo soporto (“No soporto la soledad”;)


Hay situaciones que matan, son insoportables. Creer que algo es el límite entre la vida y la muerte nos hace sentirnos agonizantes cada vez que eso sucede. Eso lleva a preferir un desastre de relación amorosa, la soledad está prohibida por el árbol, porque es acercarse a la muerte.


*Si sucede algo malo es que hay un culpable y tiene que ser condenado. La familia nos enseña a juzgar y buscar culpables en los que descargar la responsabilidad de lo que pase, o a culparnos a nosotros mismos. Los acontecimientos no son una confluencia de factores, nada tiene una única causa. Si nos sentimos culpables de algo, la mejor medicina es una fórmula con tres elementos: la aceptación, la reparación y el aprendizaje de lo sucedido para evitar en lo posible repetir el mismo error en el futuro.


Ejemplos de contratos emocionales:


Suelen venir en formato de inhibiciones emocionales. Muy asociados a los niveles de consciencia infantiles…


a) “No crezcas” (Si se hace mayor un día abandonará a sus padres. Esta orden lo mantendrá con una edad emocional de 10 años para el resto de su vida)


b) “Aquí somos del Madrid” (Desde el primer mes de vida el niño es socio del club. Cuando crece no tiene alternativa, si no le gusta el fútbol o no es madridista, será considerado un traidor o un enfermo)


c) “No seas tonto y no te hagas novia” (Quédate con la madre…ella no te defraudará;)


e) La pareja es para toda la vida


(Nadie se ha divorciado jamás, en nuestra familia todos somos muy católicos)


Los contratos emocionales nos atan con fuerza al pasado y fomentan las relaciones basadas en la dependencia emocional. Disolver estos contratos es abrir al fin la puerta a la libertad de amar con un nivel de consciencia superior.


Ejemplos de contratos libidinales:


Aquí están todas las inhibiciones creativas y sexuales


a)  “El teatro-la pintura-la música, son una pérdida de tiempo” (Es como decir que no debes dedicarte a cosas que no son de provecho…;)


b)  “Esta relación no te conviene” (Podríamos preguntarnos: ¿a quién no le conviene en realidad?)


c)  “Te casarás a los 25 años y a los 26 llegará la única hija” Este podría ser un contrato inconsciente que se repite de generación en generación. Un proyecto que el árbol tiene para nosotros


d) ”La mujer que expresa deseo sexual es una fulana” (Si el sexo de la mujer es sólo un instrumento de procreación, se le prohíbe gozar con su energía libidinal y a la postre de la creación y de la vida).


La prohibición de la homosexualidad y de prácticas sexuales no existentes en el repertorio del árbol, también son contratos que al incumplirlos nos bloquean la libido o nos sentimos culpables y merecedores de castigos si “nos salimos del tiesto”.


Ejemplos de contratos materiales-corporales-económicos:


Las inhibiciones económicas. Es necesario que encontremos los elementos que permitan separarnos de la violencia, del miedo y de la culpabilidad…


Ejemplos:


a) “Eres idéntico a tu abuelo” (Y con ello uno de los linajes toma posesión del hijo).


b) “No toques los botones que los romperás” (Cuando no te dejan tocar nada es porque no tienes espacio)


c) “El dinero es el pecado” (Si nos hacen creer que el dinero es sucio, nos generará mucha culpabilidad ganarlo)


d) “El que arriesga pierde”, “Más vale pájaro en mano que cien volando”, “Más vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer”… (Salir del territorio es una deslealtad imperdonable y tenemos un miedo ancestral a no volver a ser admitidos en el clan).


Todo esto insta a acomodarse con una pareja que ya no aporta nada, un trabajo insatisfactorio, una casa que no es un hogar y también a una ciudad, un banco, un grupo de amigos etc. Instalados en un territorio para siempre, porque nos han enseñado que arriesgarse es perderlo todo, en lugar de impulsarnos a seguir nuestros deseos como sabio camino de transformación.


Los contratos se cumplen por lealtad, pero también por temor a las consecuencias. Digamos que hay un miedo a ser castigados, a que se cumplan esas predicciones (maldiciones): “Si te divorcias, te mirarán mal”, “si te haces artista, vivirás en la pobreza”. Un acto psicomágico para sanar este tipo de miedo al incumplimiento a lo que los padres ordenaron, consistiría en realizar metafóricamente la predicción, escenificándola delante de ellos.


Alejandro Jodorowsky nos dice en sus 10 recetas para ser feliz,

“no hay alivio mas grande que comenzar a ser lo que en realidad somos. Desde la infancia nos imponen destinos ajenos. Es conveniente recordar que no estamos en el mundo para realizar los sueños de nuestros padres (y otros seres queridos), sino los propios.

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*Gratitud por la fuente,cortesia y autoria de la nota: http://www.plano-creativo.com

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