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Daily Nugget of Gold 2236

Daily Nugget of Gold 2236

The Heart Overflowing with Joy

Once you’ve had this happen, you’ll want to do it again. When we disconnect with the evil, corrupt, negative vibrational states of being and purify ourselves through that process, we can begin reaching within to find limitless amounts of joy to give those around us. We will feel the wonderfulness of it all and that feeling will be craved more than anything else. We get into a mood which is totally at ease, totally relaxed and soothes away the arrows which might be flung in our direction.

The work to accomplish all of this is in the power granted to us by the act of forgiveness. The centering of our vibrational being upon God’s love is and not that of the outside influences there are is what creates the possibility within us to have a heart overflowing with joy.

If we observe any flaw, if we see anything less that perfection carried by the Spirits around us, that’s fine as long as they are run through the filter of knowing we are imperfect as well and we all have our own set of imperfections to deal with. If we instead become judgmental or input our own passion into our observations of imperfection, then we become impure ourselves and shunt the ability to have the heart overflowing with joy. The disconnect from such a heart is real and can be pervasive if we are unwilling to do the most important work of all, purifying ourselves through forgiveness.

As we forgive ourselves, the first step of forgiveness is knowing there’s something to forgive, the self-realization of impurity. Once we forgive ourselves, then and only then is it possible to take on the mental task within to forgive others. We understand we have no right to judge, but instead are from the same place they are. We were at one moment a pure Spiritual entity, we took on impurities, and we are in the process of vanquishing them. We share the same journey as all around us although we may be in a different place at the moment.

We cannot be a party to misery, negativity, carelessness, or any of that and remain in God’s Sacred company, so letting go of those things needs to be absolute. To this we will be resolute. Then and only then does God’s wonderfulness manifest through us, using our hands, our voice, our being.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What things do I need to do within to purify myself?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2235

Daily Nugget of Gold 2235

I Can’t Understand It”

We’re talking about forgiveness and the power of applied love this time. The latter act will not be fulfilled without the former. Oh, we can try, but without forgiveness, any love we attempt to apply is “Tainted Love” to quote a famous song. We may not be able to “wrap our heads around” some of the evil acts people do, but there’s a huge difference between hating someone for their evil expressions and not allowing the evil acts to affect our inner state of vibrational alignment with God.

God loves the people who commit evil. He really does! Want proof? God loves you. Case closed. We once heard a preacher state, God loves YOU, but God hates your sinful ways” The Bible may have even phrased it that way, we don’t know- but a better way of putting this, a more accurate way of expressing the Real Truth is this, “God loves YOU, but has nothing to do with your sinful ways.” There is this degree of separation of God from sin, and it is not that God steps away, but rather that we’ve chosen to move away. We sin, but while God sees that, God doesn’t join us for the journey.

God is love. God is love in its purest form. What is purity? No contaminants. Distilled water doesn’t carry electricity, did you know that? Put a pinch of minerals or salt into the water and it will. Distilled water is pure water. If God were to take on a little bit, a tiny bit of evil, God would not be God, but something less. If God works on something, it’s through love, pure love. Absolute, and unconditional are qualities that differentiate it from any other form.

So, in order that we might reduce or eliminate evil, we cannot set about to place ourselves in harmony with it. If we hate, we are dwelling in the absence of love. The more “passionate” we hate, the less love we are able to incorporate within. We want to be in as near perfect harmony with love (God’s love) as we possibly can, for just a pinch of evil will manifest in imperfect results.

So, does this sound challenging? It most certainly is, but forgiveness is the “hack” you’re looking for. Once we understand that forgiveness is not about driving out evil from where it exists, but about purifying our own soul, our inner being, our temple within- then we see the importance of not communing with it. If we let it go and we don’t put any emotional energy into it anymore, in such a state, it will die through lack of nourishment, and not suck us into it’s realm.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“How do I position myself in the center of God’s love?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2234

Daily Nugget of Gold 2234

Forgiveness Isn’t Difficult

Well now, nothing like positioning ourselves for a heated argument with folks, huh? No, that’s not what we’re trying to do here, but surely some will see it that way. Forgiveness isn’t difficult, if you understand it for all it is. It is quite difficult if you think of it as something it’s not. Sometimes we are given things in life we might think of as “unforgivable events or people”. There really is no such thing, but if we are to believe forgiveness cannot be granted under some circumstances then we are failing to see the flaws we harbor within.

It’s strange how we as a society seem to be aghast at someone who might take a meat cleaver to a puppy or a kitten. We might say things like, “I could never forgive someone for that”. This is probably doubly true of someone intent on torturing the poor animal first. Most people would condemn a mother who killed her kids so she could have a “reset” in her romantic life. Many might call that unforgivable, as well. Our society as a whole is quite comfortable with a woman paying another person to reach inside her and tear her baby limb from limb. Is that unforgivable?

Our point is that no matter how depraved an act is, it’s an act. We don’t need to forgive evil expressions, we want to realize that when evil exists, it’s expression is to be expected, not the other way around. We cannot hate evil out of existence. We cannot save a burning home by pouring gasoline on the flames to quench them. Hating evil does that. Evil has drawn us into its lair and we’ve become part of the problem we observed. We’ve become one with it.

We can no more hate the person torturing cute animals and killing them or the woman who hires someone to kill her baby because it was coming at a bad time in her life, than we can hate someone because they look different than we do, if we want to be one with Him. We can understand that acts are evil sometimes and that the people who commit evil acts aren’t to be hated, but loved. Loving our neighbor as ourselves is important, but we want to understand the first rule of loving one’s self, you must first forgive yourself of your flaws and vow to repent your evil ways.

Forgiveness isn’t difficult, it’s merely refusing to allow a place for evil to flourish. It’s understanding that we are as flawed as any other Spirit in the physical world we live in and since that’s the case, we don’t have a perch from which to cast judgment on any other. The act of forgiveness is the letting go we need to accomplish to free ourselves of the chains of sin.

More on this next time.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What do I think is unforgivable and why do I think that?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2233

Daily Nugget of Gold 2233

Separation of Forgiveness

A coworker of ours was mentioning an social media story of someone who had abandoned a dog and then he asked what kind of a person does such a thing, adding that he doesn’t understand it. This got us to thinking about the observations we all have and then what we think about it. We cautioned him to avoid dwelling on the person committing evil, any evil, but rather to focus on another part of that same story which was the kind-hearted person who gently coaxed the dog from under a car where the dog sought shelter.

Then we were thinking about the concept of forgiveness which isn’t very well understood by many. We can acknowledge that abandoning a dog is not a loving act and we can even seek to apply justice to this wrong, that’s all fine. There is no benefit to us, however, in trying to figure out the depravity of people and dwelling on it… unless we can go about it in a non-judgmental way. We don’t know the circumstances that led up to this and perhaps we’d find them compelling ourselves. Maybe not.

Forgiveness, true and absolute forgiveness puts us in a better place to deal with whatever comes up. By completely and unequivocally, and might we add, unconditionally forgiving, we remove the offending act of malice, hatred, sadness, or whatever negative emotional stain it may have from our inner being and free ourselves from it’s potential power over us, our behavior, and our vibrational synchronization with All There Is.

We are now free to appreciate the act of loving kindness that followed, in all it’s glory. Glory? Yes, the triumph of love is glorious, it is God manifesting in and through us. Forgiveness puts us in that receptive state so that we can operate in perfect loving harmony with God. Without forgiveness, we pull the negativity into us and our circle of being, our inner sanctum and that evil taints our chances at Oneness with Him. The result of impure being is impure expression.

Our conversation continued with us reciting the great quote of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that, hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” and we chatted about evil not being an entity in and of itself, it is merely the absence of God’s love. This was the point of MLK, that darkness has no special qualities of its own, it is merely the absence of All There Is.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What do I need to do to purge evil from my own heart?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 2232

Daily Nugget of Gold 2232

Habit Pathways

One thing we’ve noticed about ourselves is that every time a habitual routine is run, it immediately reinforces the routine and makes breaking from that routine more difficult. We think the very best analogy might be ruts in an unpaved driveway. Obviously, there are some conditions which lead to the creation of the ruts, such as muddy ground. Isn’t it interesting that the more slippery, muddy dirt might also be the easiest to mold and shape and then become the most confining when it dries? Somewhere in all of that is a metaphor for life.

We traverse the driveways in our life over and over again, often doing the same exact things in the same exact way to the point of thinking there’s no other way of doing something. We have so zombi-fied our brains so that we do what we do without thinking.

We, at this point, might suggest to make a habit of not making a habit, but you see? The muddy driveway awaits! It’s true that if we choose to travel over each part of the path out in such a way that we don’t create repeated patterns of deep ruts, but we will still make ruts on a rainy day. What might help is to intentionally drive across the ruts to smooth them out.

Speaking of metaphors, what was that we just said? If we observe our habits and habitual behaviors for what what they are and how they are formative, and we then consciously work to erase automated systems we will indeed enliven the brain with activity it wouldn’t otherwise have. The good news about doing this is that we burn more calories in the process. Thinking is expensive, calorie-wise. The bad news is that we will run counter to the “fuel saving” feature of our brains and that was placed in there for a reason.

It’s like the fuel saving button in a car. Do you ever turn it off? We get gas free by our method of grocery shopping, and we still have it on all the time. What is the trade-off? We reckon it must be performance. Yet, the car still seems to get around just fine.

So anyhow, that’s just a few random thoughts on the subject of habits. If they serve us well, great. If not, perhaps it’s time to look at those ruts and fix them.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What do I want to do about my admitted bad habits?”

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