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Archive for November 18th, 2007

Abraham on Parenting

Child of mine, I will never do for you that which I know you can do for yourself.
I will never rob you of an opportunity to show yourself your ability and talent.
I will see you at all times as the capable, effective, powerful creator that you’ve come forth to be.
And I will stand back as your most avid cheerleading section.
But I will not do for you that which you have intended to do for yourself.
Anything you need from me, ask. I’m always here to compliment or assist.
I am here to encourage your growth, not to justify my experience through you.

Abraham Hicks~Excerpted from the workshop in Seattle, WA on Sunday, July 4th, 1999

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Intrinsic Joy

I feel like I’m sensing something new for myself around joy.
That perhaps there is an intrinsic level of joy that exists irregardless of outer circumstances.
That that perhaps is my true nature.
For me it feels as though my recent expansion revealed what I have always had access to.
When I told a friend recently this moment of sheer utter inner happiness I felt,
she asked: did something happen?
No nothing happened at all, except that I had access to something I’ve not felt before.
And that is true inner happiness that is not attached to anything wonderful happening outside of me.
Could I have gotten there without the recent expansion.  Me, no I doubt it.  someone else, probably….
I was surrounded in a story that fundamentally said
I could not be truly happy without the basic love and nurturing I missed during my upbringing…
‘magic’ happens when my stories outlive their usefulness…
and it wasn’t about writing a new story either – I really don’t have the words to explain it

and my friends ending a blog post with:
I really don’t have the words to explain it
Is blasphemous, ought to be a law against it
or something :)

Love to all, Bethie

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Suffering only hurts because you fear it.
Suffering only hurts because you complain about it.
It pursues you because you flee from it.
You must not flee, you must not complain,
you must not fear.  You must love.
You know all this yourself, you know quite well,
deep within you, that there is a single magic,
a single power, a single salvation,
and a single happiness, and that is called loving.
Well then, love your suffering.  Do not resist it,
do not flee from it.
Taste how sweet it is in its essence,
give yourself to it, do not meet it with aversion.
It is only your aversion that hurts,
nothing else.

Excerpted from Happiness Now
Quoting Herman Hesse in Herman Hesse: Pilgrim of Crisis-A Biography

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