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"You Are Loved" seems like a nice sentiment, but what about when it doesn't feel true? If someone tells you God loves you and you think, "well, then why can't I feel it?" this program is for you. And truly all of us go through this at least once a day! Are our feelings on the matter reliable indicators of the truth? And how can we get to that good feeling?
Saying "I can't" isn't very popular these days. Everyone needs to have a "can do" kind of attitude. Yet countless times in a lifetime (and a day), we genuinely feel that we can't do whatever it is we are called on to do. With big challenges, truthfully, we can't do it--in our own strength and power. Saying "I can't" is the beginning of finding our "I can." In fact, realizing what we can't do on our own puts us in a position of power. Don't believe me? I'll tell you how it worked for me to find true strength come out of my big weaknesses (and boy are there a lot of those).
While making the decision to attend seminary, I began to dip into a world I didn't know much about--a world different than my own, a little bit scary and totally unfamiliar. And yet this strange world I started to learn about it--parts of which I loved and parts of which I hated--began to change my life and my thinking. Ultimately, it led me down the path of ministry. I don't often like to share this part of my journey because I know what others think of it--but this morning, I want you to hear about a secret little part of my life that has helped me to be a better person--and may just be able to help you, too.
Remember the famous SNL skit where Stuart Smalley states: "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough?" I can remember laughing hilariously when I first saw it. There's nothing like making fun of something you know intimately and I've pretty much read every book on the topic of self-affirmation. Of course, now it's been proving scientifically that affirming and visualizing, in the way Smalley does, has dramatic effects. But long before SNL, the great teachers from the great traditions had already commanded us to love ourselves. Why? Because it's the way to world peace. Think it's impossible? Then listen to my story about support hose and you might change your mind....
You are Love.
You were conceived as an act of lovemaking.
You are part of God - God is part of you.
God is Love.
You are Love.
What happened to you that made you accept the mistaken fact that you are not worthy of love?
What rejection, what unasked for influence, what non-acceptance told you "You are not worthy of love?"
What have you done to yourself to re-enforce this mistaken fact from which you have created your belief that "You are not worthy of love?"
What stumbling blocks have you placed in your own way to re-enforce the mistaken belief that "I am not worthy of being loved, of knowing love, of being in love?"
Who have you rejected? Whose advances have you spurned? When love presented itself in so many forms what did you throw up in love's face to discourage its advance?
How many times have you done things you now regret to gain approval, to gain acceptance, to manipulate, to control, to avoid rejection, to create self inflicted wounds? To justify to yourself - "I am not worthy of love?"
How many times have you said to yourself "love is a myth, love is for books, poems, stories, movies and songs? No one knows love. Look at how many divorces, extra marital affairs and unhappy marriages are out there - love does not exist!"
And yet you listened to love songs, watched T.V., watched movies, read books and poems of love to see if you could find what love was. You never really gave up hope on love - although your thoughts and actions reinforced your mistaken belief that "love is a myth".
What would you now give to discover that you are worthy of love?
What would you do now if you could know love?
What would you do now if you could be love?
What would you do now if you could be loved?
What would you do now if you could be in love?
I was ordained 12 years ago this month in a beautiful ceremony at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. I took some impressive vows, too. But the journey leading up to that day showed my real commitment to being a "minister," and, as with most of us, the first person who needed my help was myself. I don't always feel like a "minister" and I don't always live up to my Cathedral vows, yet there is no doubt that my life was changed some twenty years ago in the best way and I want to tell you why.
Please join me Tuesday Oct 7th at 11 am CST- as I dicuss that Jesus isnt looking for casual relationships but those who are sold out, Those who have Him as their first love. Were going to look at some of the parables and some scriptures to show us. When we said I do to Jesus . We are no longer our own. He redeemed us with a costly price. He says - those who lose their lives ( meaning their carnal selves meaning their natural selves)) meaning they have decided by their own free will , to follow Jesus , no matter what) for His sake will find it. Meaning He is their First Love. That they love Him more than anything or anyone else.
When Jesus was asked - what the greatest command was - He said this-
34 " 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' 38 "This is the great and foremost commandment.
Out of loving God - all the things we are seraching for - He will bring into our lives.
Out of being intimate with Him- thats where we will see His glory.
Signs will follow us , we dont have to follow them
He will fill endue us with everything we need , and fill us to overflowing as we dwell in the secret place with Him.
Its personal. Hope you can join, Char
Love is a wonderful idea. But what do you do with the people you can't love? Or the people you can't forgive? Or the people who don't change? We all encounter our fair share of unlovely and unloveable people, sometimes as close as a family member and sometimes as far away as a person who lived long before our birth. When we start practicing our Love walk, we might think we have to find a way to love everyone. We don't. But there is something we do have to do--for our own sake. I'll tell you what it is today.
SHOW NOTES: The HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT™ series addresses challenges, obstacles and problems (real or perceived) that are preventing a person from surpassing their goals! In this series, we shine the light on challenges that community members have shared. This episode is, “A Work Colleague Has Experienced A Tragic Death of A Loved One. What Should I Do?”
Life. Death is a reality for all of us. A tragic death (accident, homicide, suicide, etc.) is not. What do you do if a tragic death becomes a reality for a work colleague?
1) Be there.
If you have experienced a tragic death in your life you have an advantage (in some respects) when your work colleague experiences one in their lives. The compassion, empathy and understanding that a tragic death survivor is able to provide to another person is an asset.
The natural aversion to the colleague (from people who have not experienced a real life tragic death themselves) is understandable at some level. We all hear about tragic death. It is on the news. It is in our media in film, music, poetry, video games, etc., yet that is an abstract awareness devoid of the devastation of the actual child, spouse, friend, boss, parent, partner, that we know who is gone.
The most ‘helpful’ things you should do, I repeat:
1) Be there.
I learned about these types of situations when my only sibling committed suicide.
With a tragic death there are also the extra issues to deal with in many instances of media inquires and coverage. This forces public attention on the survivors. In many instances it is the only public information about their loved one and it defines their entire life into often graphic and
If God were your Father, YOU would love me, for from God I came forth and am here. Neither have I come of my own initiative at all, but that one sent me forth. Why is it YOU do not know what I am speaking? Because you cannot listen to my word. You are from your father the Devil, and you wish to do the desires of your father. That one was a manslayer when he began and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie. Because I, on the other hand, tell the truth, you do not believe me. Who of YOU convicts me of sin? If I speak truth, why is it YOU do not believe me? He that is from God listens to the sayings of God. This is why YOU do not listen, because YOU are not from God. In answer the Jews said to him, " Do we not rightly say You are a Samaritan and have a demon? Jesus answered: I do not have a demon, but I honour my father, and YOU dishonor me. But I am not seeking glory for myself; there is one that is seeking and judging. Most truly I say to YOU, If anyone observes my word, he will never see death at all. The Jews said to him, "Now we do know you have a demon. Abraham died, also the prophets; but you say, 'If anyone observes my word, he will never taste death at all.' You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died, are you? Also the prophets died. Who do you claim to be? Jesus answered: " If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my father that glorifies me, he who you say is your God; and yet YOU have not known him. But I know him. And if I said I do not know him I should be like YOU, a liar.
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Air date: October 18, 2014
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