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Daily Nugget of Gold 2064

Daily Nugget of Gold 2064

Building Blocks of Beliefs

Have you ever sat down and really thought about where your beliefs come from? We’re not referring to your religious beliefs, we’re talking about those beliefs about things like success or failure, about haves or have nots, winning and losing, and things like that. We’d bet that most folks really haven’t thought about this all that much, we know that we hadn’t when we were listening to Anthony Robbin’s Personal Power for the first time. When he brought up that he wanted to talk about beliefs, we were fairly shocked. We thought, for sure, he was going to talk about religious beliefs, because that’s the only context we’d ever heard this discussion take place in.

When we speak of religious beliefs, however, there are some similarities to those other beliefs we have that are about success and failure, do you have any idea what we mean by that? The way most people adopt their religious ideology is usually based in their upbringing, they may not be exactly the same as their parents in that regard, but are likely fairly close. If we acknowledge the very divergent religious paths one can take, it’s almost uncanny how similar one generation is to the next. Our perceptions matter. The angle of our point of view very much depends on how we were raised.

Another factor in all of this “belief building” process is what experiences have we, ourselves, had? What about our peers? As we were growing up, who were the other kids we hung around with and what did they believe? What about formal education, what role did that play? What did our teachers or professors add to this mix? What of our political leanings and those similar people we might hang out with?

Love him or hate him, Rush Limbaugh described young people as “young skulls full of mush” meaning that they haven’t yet formed well thought out opinions and are flexible yet in what they may end up deciding is true. There’s no doubt that as we move along in life, our minds become made up, more and more. What we have described here is a very haphazard method by which we have formed most of our beliefs by the time we are adults, certainly, by the time we’re in our thirties. Suppose things were different, do you think you might have formed different beliefs? We’re going to give you an example of that in our next get together. For now, ponder how it is you’ve come to believe what you do, about anything.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What would be better, to know the truth or to be ignorant of it?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2063

Daily Nugget of Gold 2063

Wondrous Awe-Filled Gratitude

One of the biggest destroyers of human relationships in any form is taking another for granted. When we do this, we lose sight a very salient truth which we seldom think about. The encounter we have with someone could very well be their or our last. With the sudden loss of anyone close, people are almost immediately filled with guilt in that they never expressed how much that person meant to them and how much they appreciate all they are and all they do.

Taking someone for granted not only runs the risk of what we said here, but another dangerous, insipid risk as well, the deterioration of the fabric of that relationship, whatever it might be. All too often we look at relationships as those places where we get to try and “fix” the other human being, rather than to sunbathe in their brilliance. When we stop and really put what they mean to us in perspective, we understand from that point that we have a fresh opportunity to do more, and to be more to that other person.

Gratitude is one of the highest forms of human emotion we can feel, but heart-felt gratitude with an attitude of awe and wonder goes above and beyond the ordinary, and spurs us to act upon what we are thinking. That’s the reason we want to go there. That’s the reason we want to dwell in this place. We create it within ourselves and from that special fortress comes joy unbounded, love unmatched, splendor unrivaled, and true, down to your toes, happiness.

In order to have blessings, we must be a blessing, but in order to be a blessing, we must be Spiritually centered and striking a harmonious chord with All There Is. We have the ability to reach this magnificent state of mind any time we choose, but we need to put forth the effort to get there, to stay there, to linger there. Then as we do what we do to keep from taking others for granted, the effort will be seen for what it is, not as flattery or fluff. We can be the personification of grace, but only if we ourselves understand deeply how fortunate we are.

Let’s let go of our troubles, let’s lose sight of anyone’s imperfections, let’s dwell on how much they mean to us and how our life is better with them near.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“Whom have I taken for granted lately and how can I correct that?”

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Daily nugget of Gold 2062

Daily Nugget of Gold 2062

Feeling Good is Free

Do you ever feel down in the dumps? The best way we can think of to immediately and forcefully change our take on life for the better costs absolutely nothing other than effort and the rewards resulting are nearly instantaneous and fantastic. Even so, many of us will sit on our hands and wait for someone to come along and cheer us up. When we put the power of what drives our moods into the hands of other people, we miss the greatest opportunities within ourselves to create what we truly want, to be happy and joyous through and through.

By helping to make another’s day better, by showing them another existence by seeing the observable positives they have and letting them know that you notice; that you will laud them for those things in a totally genuine, heartfelt way uplifts them and helps them feel better about themselves. In the process, you receive a boost yourself equal to or even greater than the person you’re trying to help. With your energy, find new and creative ways to express these things. Do the things that others might deem silly. Poke fun at yourself when they wonder about their flaws. Lavish people with genuine praise but never loose your sense of humor as you go about it.

Be genuinely happy and excited as you find other creative ways to express yourself, know in your heart of hearts that you are making the difference in someone’s life where it really counts. We’ve talked about the five penny method brought to us by a mentor. Put five pennies in your pocket and as you deliver something uplifting with your words or deeds, move one to the other pocket. Make it a goal to move all 5. Grow with it and use 10 if 5 isn’t a challenge.

You can matter to the people you meet. Even a two-second encounter is a diamond in the rough for you to chisel into a gleaming beauty, get really, really good at the “hit and run” warm-fuzzy, make someone feel warm and fuzzy about themselves before they even realize you’ve left. This is a totally free-style activity where you get to use all your creative might and make the difference not only where it counts, but where a difference is truly needed.

So often when we think of charity, we think of feeding people. There are infinitely more people in need of a Spiritual connection, where you help them feel important about themselves, feel as if they matter, feel loved and admired. People are starved for that sort of thing in this hustle and bustle world. Almost as much as you are starved for the happiness and joy you crave. This craving is so easily satisfied, and the tiny effort you need to create it will only seem to be a burden in the very beginning of your efforts. Try it and see!

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“If happiness is free, why not get a super-sized serving of it?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2061

Daily Nugget of Gold 2061

The Grand Scheme of Things

The reason we’re writing this Nugget is that we want to take a step back from physical matter reality and talk about “The Grand Scheme of Things”, what this is all about. So often, from our physical reality, we get the inaccurate perspective that we are living in a world which preexisted, that we have come into it having never been here before, and that when we’re done, we’re gone, never to see it again. The flaw in all of this comes from the point of that perspective, the input from our senses which are bathed within that physical reality, and not by looking past that.

The real reality is much different. There is an eternal nature to Spirit. There are no bounds, no limits, no edges anywhere that involves Spiritual existence. We can immediately form a bond with any other being on earth through the application of the right principles of love, caring, understanding, joy, and gratitude, among others. We (our physical form) are but a mere speck on the plane of existence of eternity. So small is this place, this time, this life in the grand scheme of things as to be difficult to find. However…

We are also everything that has been or ever will be. We are part of a whole which knows all, and has all the power that ever was or ever will be. Our place is as big as we make it to be because the boundaries of our influence, our reach are only created by ourselves. The physical matter that makes up things is a product of the inner self, the truth that lies in front of us is only the evidence of our creation within.

If we focus on the shortcomings of life, we are dealing in the physical world as if it mattered outside of the purpose of it all, as it was given to us. The purpose of it is for us to learn in, grow in, develop further in, but all of that happens within ourselves. Getting overly concerned about what went wrong on the outside misses the utility of the workshop we’ve been given. We want to remember, yes, there should be a sense of urgency in that we want to get the work done, but no- there is nothing in the physical world which will have lasting significance compared to eternity EXCEPT Spiritual development.

Every single event and circumstance we run into physically has a package of Spiritual growth embedded in it, all of it helps us grow. Nothing in this physical world is of import, save for the Spiritual alignment we gain through it. Keeping this in mind, we can act without fear, we can reach further than ever we dare to dream we could. We can move along and have the greatest of influence, the most joyous inner peace. Just keep in mind how much we improve daily as we move through this!

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“How much do I dwell on the Divinity within?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2060

Daily Nugget of Gold 2060

The Manifestation of Negatives

We’re going to talk about one specific place where negatives within manifest in our outer world, our bodies. We want to stress that this is not the only place that negatives within may manifest, but a highly visible one in that we are intimately familiar with what’s happening in the ‘outer world’ of our own body. This is a useful exercise to think about as well, because so often people imagine that their body is the equivalent of their self. It’s not. The self is the inner voice, the Spirit which has a body, it’s not a body with a Spirit. Spirit if fundamental, the body is secondary. The Spirit temporarily dwells within the body.

Any negative manifestation within our ‘outside world’ is a signal that something needs changing within. One such place where negatives manifest is within our own physical body. We aren’t saying here, “skip the doctor”, no, not at all. We’re saying we want to work within as we go to see the doctor, find out if there’s something wrong that needs attention, even medical attention, but always keep in mind that our true work is the purification of mind through alignment with right principles. There is such a thing as flow in life, and we need not struggle with it. In fact, it does no real good to try and escape the physical participation we have with our outer world, it is after all, the workshop designed for us in which to grow.

Just the same, that “outer world” is merely the guide on whether or not the inner world needs modification. Spiritual development can only happen within ourselves. Our guide for what to do when we interact in the outer world is the feelings we have on the inside as we consider the world without. On the inside, we want to be feeling that we are happy, joyful, loving, caring, grateful, etc. These are the states of vibration which align with All There Is, or our Creator. As we manifest disease, we are given a clue that something within isn’t in total vibrational alignment with God.

As we go through the process of seeking medical help, we want to be alert for the life lessons available and eagerly include them to help modify our vibrational state of being for the better. Our focus should always be on improving the inner self through the process, being grateful for all we have, for all we’ve been given, and joyful throughout. Your author has experienced this first hand with several ailments and can honestly say there were more blessings to be had in the experiences which were presented than negatives. Sometimes we need a negative experience to alert us to what work needs to be done. It’s input.

We’ll talk about this further in the next Nugget, “The Grand Scheme of Things”. Until then, count your blessings, do so wisely, for there are so many to behold.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What Spiritual development am I tasked with today, as I’ve been alerted to by my experiences?”

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