If Your Desire Is Strong Enough

If your desire is strong enough, it doesn’t matter what your beliefs are. If you have a desire that is strong enough, that desire will be the dominant vibration, and it will override any other vibration that you have.

 

Abraham-Hicks
May 27, 2018

 

I’ve seen this happen countless times in my own life.  As I’ve written here many times over:
Becoming a successful artist was NEVER NOT going to happen.
Working at my local library was NEVER NOT going to happen.

 

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What Abraham Hicks is saying is that if you want something badly enough, and you work to acquire what you desire, nothing will prevent you from reaching that goal. Desiring that which you want is the first step. Once that desire is set in motion, it is difficult to NOT think about that wanting. The more thought, the more desire you give, the stronger that becomes.  It’s like you’re willing what you want into fruition. Heck. It’s not LIKE you’re doing it.

 

You ARE willing that which you desire to be received.

 

One of the tenets of Law of is:
Ask for what you want then wait for it to arrive

 

Put that desire out to the Universe and the Universe will go to work for you. As long as you continue to ruminate over the thought, it can’t help but become a reality.

 

You have to believe.
You still have to do the work. Nothing is ever handed to you without some work on your part. I think one of the things that got lost in translation with Law of Attraction is the belief that you don’t have to do anything to get what you want. I’ve never known that to be the case.

 

As an example:
My job at my local library. I knew beyond all doubt that I’d be hired. But it didn’t mean that I didn’t have to put in the work to receive my library science degree BEFORE I was hired full time.

 

Everything you ever received came with a price. Whether it’s education to get that prize.
Whether it’s talent you had to perfect.
Whether it’s motivation to become a better person.

 

For each thing you do to improve yourself there is work to be done. Nothing comes to you for free. With that in mind, if you’re willing to do the work, if you have a desire you only have to express it to the Universe then do the work to receive it and the Universe will respond in the positive.

 

We live in a universe of cause and effect:
Cause:
The desire of wanting.

Effect:
Bringing that want into your world.  It’s as simple as that.

Ask for something and see what happens.  You may be surprised.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Blue Light and Sleep

Wisdom and Life typically discusses Spirituality and Law of Attraction.  It’s not the only topic I discuss.  There are a whole plethora of categories at Wisdom and Life.  If you’re interested in other subjects, simply scroll down a bit and look through the categories.  One of the subjects I’ve written about here on several occasions is the effect of sleep on your lifestyle.  You can read those columns at my Health and Fitness category

 

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Today I want to discuss the challenges that light and specifically blue light has on our health and our sleep.  I recently read a WebMD Magazine article on Blue Light.  That started me down this path.  If you’re interested in reading the entire article, it starts on page 38.  There’s not much I did not know before reading the article. However I believe it is still worth reading.

 

I remember when I lived at home with my family, my bedroom was also my entertainment center.  I owned a VCR, a computer and a television. All three of these products emit light and the amount of light in my room light affects my productive sleep.  I covered all products that give out light. And when my mom would see me doing so, she’d scoff.
If your eyes are closed you can’t see the light.

 

While in some respect that’s true, the light you see is only one factor to consider.  Light (any light) plays a role in your overall sleep patterns. Even if you can’t “see” the light, you CAN feel it.  If what my mom says is true that when you close your eyes you can’t see the light, then why not try sleeping in broad daylight?

 

Blue light, which ostensibly is the topic of today’s column has tremendous side effects on our health and sleep.  So what’s the solution. According to the WebMD article:
–Install dimmer switches in your home and at dusk, begin using them, dimming the light in your home.
–An hour or two before going to bed, stop using all electronic monitors.  That means televisions, computer monitors and phones.

 

Also according to WebMD:
By far the best documented consequence of excess evening light exposure is short-term sleep disruption. In one study, people in a sleep lab who read from an e-reader at night saw their nighttime melatonin levels drop by 55% after five days, took longer to fall asleep, had less restorative rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and felt groggier the next day than those reading a paper book.

Page 41

 

So the solution is:
Stop reading e-readers.  ESPECIALLY (or at least) at night!

 

My suggestion is:
Keep ALL electronics out of your bedroom and if you MUST read then do so outside of your bedroom.

 

Your bedroom should be used for one thing:
Sleep

 

If you do anything else in that room, your body will subconsciously begin to understand that sleep is secondary to your bedroom, not specifically for sleep.  That’s not a good thing if you want to sleep well.

 

I do my best to follow the above step (Turning off all electronics before going to bed.)  I’m not always successful. The point is to attempt to do this. I know that when I do turn off. I generally have a more productive night’s sleep.  We can all do little things to help our overall health and nothing is more important to our health than getting a proper amount of sleep each night.

 

Do you follow any of these steps?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

A Helping Hand Can Help You

When you see someone living something awful, a rocket of desire for their resolution shoots out of you. And then, if you start focusing upon their resolution, you’ll start feeling better right away. And now, you’re part of the current that is part of the solution.

Abraham-Hicks
May 7, 2018

 

Have you known this to happen?  If you’re in a low place and someone you know is in a lower place, see if reaching out to them and offering an ear, offering a hug, offering advice if they ask for it, you just may find yourself feeling better.

 

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One of my friends has told me repeatedly that she’d love to help me when she can clearly see that I’m in distress. She knows me so well that even when I THINK I’m hiding it well, she sees through the shade.  

 

One of my INFP personality traits is that I have a difficult time with sharing my challenges, EVEN with my closest friends and family. I’d rather help others deal with their own issues. I’m doing my best to overcome that, but after years of living that trait, it doesn’t come easy to stop doing so.  

 

I understand that by sharing our own challenges we show our vulnerability and that can deepen a relationship.  If we stay closed off, if we don’t share what is troubling us, our friends may look elsewhere for people who will.  If we long for an intimate relationship with another person, then:
–We have to learn to trust them.  
–We have to remove our own walls.

 

–Once we begin to show our vulnerabilities,
–Once we open our emotional wounds to those we trust or are trying to build trust with, we will find that relationship we have been searching for.

 

It won’t happen overnight.  However if you want to build commitment, if you want others to feel good about themselves when they are in distress, then it is important to let your own walls down.  Let others inside. Let them help you, because as Abraham-Hicks states above:
By helping someone else, you are also helping yourself.

 

The concentration is off your own challenges and onto someone else.  Thus you’re not dwelling on your own situation. Here’s a writing example for those who write:
Have you ever faced a situation where you’re blocked?  By moving to another project, whether it’s another writing project or some other creative endeavor you do on the side, your thought gets refocused on the new project, freeing you up.  Quite often by removing yourself from the block, you get unblocked because you’re no longer focused on that.

 

So my advice to those of you in the INFP personality who have a challenging time letting your guard down with your closest friends and family, think about how this affects THEM.  They may need to focus on something else while dealing with their own issues. Help them by letting them help you.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Memorial Day

As today is Memorial Day my usual column will be postponed.  Memorial Day should be a day of remembrance.  When you see someone in the US Military this week, make sure you thank them for their service.

 

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CJP Photos
4thMadisonMilitary005

 

And PLEASE remember, Memorial Day is more than the unofficial start of summer.  It is more than just another day off.  It is more than picnics and sales.

 

Memorial Day is designated as the National day of Remembrance.  It is the day we pause and give thanks to all those who lost their lives in our conflicts and wars throughout our history.

 

Nine Years and Counting

Another column on writing from Wisdom and Life.  Today, as we are in the month of May I realize Wisdom and Life will turn nine years old.  When I began, I published five days a week. As I look back, I’m pleasantly surprised that I found topics to write about for five days in a row for over a year or more.  Now I’m down to once a week at Wisdom and Life and once a week at my second blog, CJPPhotoNews.  So I’m still writing every day.

 

My friend, Mary has much to do with the inception of Wisdom and Life as she encouraged me to start writing about Law of Attraction as we met once a week to discuss how LoA inspired us.

 

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When I started writing for Wisdom and Life, I’m not sure what my goals were for the blog.  I’m not sure I knew how long I’d be writing for that blog. Next year will be ten years. I produced a book out of this blog.  I can clearly and honestly say that when this blog started, I NEVER thought or even intended to create a book from these columns.  Many of you who have followed me from its inception, know the original intent was entirely Law of Attraction (LoA).

 

After time, I heeded the call from on high to pivot.  My blog turned toward spirituality.  I realized while writing several columns that Law of Attraction and spirituality are one in the same.  All you have to do is spend some searching the comparisons between LoA and spirituality. You’ll be surprised by what you find.

 

I have no plans of closing this blog down.  It means to much to me. Writing for it helps me just as much as writing dark fiction did in the 1980s and 1990s.  The columns I write here help me to continue to realize that life IS a positive, that there is an INDEED another way to see our existence. That we shouldn’t focus on what MAY go wrong, but instead keep our eyes on what is going well. I only hope I’m helping others see that as well.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Silence is Golden

Because I’m on the introvert scale, I’d rather stay quiet than speak about inane topics.  The most uncomfortable tactics one can make to an introvert is:
Ask Why are you so quiet?
Draw an introvert into an unwanted conversation.
Influence them to join a group whether friends or family. 

 

Those approaches can cause an introvert to shut down even further.  

 

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An introvert needs time to decompress when being inundated with the noise of the world.  If someone with introvert tendencies is asked to join in with a group, whether family or friends and they politely decline, then it is important to take them at their word.

 

Don’t influence them to do something that goes against their paradigm. Again, you will see them pull away further. Let the introvert come to you. Give them the space they require and you’ll build a stronger relationship with them. If you feel like they have pulled away, don’t take it personally, they may just need some “ME” time.

 

The INFP personality and the introvert are almost one in the same. These two personalities share many of the same traits which is why they are joined together.
INFPs need lot’s of “ME” time.
INFPs tend to be creative.
INFPs don’t engage in small talk

 

These are all traits that introverts share. If an INFP/introvert has befriended you, you should feel fortunate, for that personality type doesn’t let many people in. They are much more comfortable with themselves. They don’t get lonely often. That word doesn’t register in their lexicon.

 

Treat an INFP/introvert with the lessons above and you will have a friend for life. This personality tends to remain loyal sometimes to their detriment. Once an INFP/introvert lets you in they will fight to keep you in their lives.

 

If you break their trust, generally they will shut you out. They will hurt and take time to process that emotional distress and it will be generally more difficult for them to open up again. INFPS and introverts are trusting when they allow you into their small circle. Don’t break that trust.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

The Thought You’re Thinking

The thought that you think, you think, which attracts to it; so you think it some more, which attracts to it; so you think it some more. In other words, when you have an expectation, you’ve got a dominant thought going on, and Law of Attraction is going to deliver that to you again, and again and again. And you say “The reason that I believe this, is because it is true.” And we say, the reason that you believe it, is because you’ve practiced the thought. All that a belief is, is a thought that you keep practicing.

 

Abraham-Hicks
Thursday,May 3, 2018

 

If you’re thinking is negative and you wonder why challenging events continue to appear in your life, then maybe it’s time to reconsider your thought process. That’s the concept behind Law of Attraction:
Stop thinking negativity and refocus on the positive of your life and you’ll see things start to turn in your favor.

 

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I certainly understand that some of you may see LoA as esoteric, as new age. However I ask those of you who feel that way to spend a month or so exploring the concept and comparing LoA to religious beliefs and I believe you will find compatible issues with both.

 

It’s important that you stop focusing on WHAT MAY happen and draw your attention to WHAT IS happening. Staying in the present moment is another key in LoA. Nothing bad can happen in the present moment.

 

Abraham-Hicks is correct:
By focusing on the positive in your life, the challenges will move away.

 

As I’m fond of saying here. I understand this is easier said than done. Some see this as a platitude. And unless we are in the person’s shoes we shouldn’t be offering this up as something to consider.  The events in our individual lives can be causing stress beyond all comprehension and hearing someone offer up a new way of processing that stress can often be counter productive.

 

My response to that is
What have you got to lose?

 

If you’ve exhausted all other factors and you want to feel better emotionally, see if this will help you. One of the things I’ve discussed here earlier about discovering if Law of Attraction will work for you is to:
Start Small

 

Stop focusing on the negative.
Start focusing on everything good in your life. And remember:
The thought you have is the reality you are creating!

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

A Writer Writes

Sort of a follow up to last week’s Creativity and Coping as today I discuss writing and how much it means to me.  Writing and creativity has helped me become the person I am today.

 

Anyone who knows me understands how important writing is to me. It was my first band aid when I felt emotionally drained and vulnerable. Before I wrote my two blogs, I was writing fiction, mostly short stories.

 

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I didn’t have the motivation to write short stories like I do now with my blogs. I could skip a week or more and not face any major repercussions. With my blogs, I MUST write every day in order to make sure that I stay on schedule for Mondays and Fridays. Having these websites really helps me.  Without them, I wouldn’t be writing as often as I am. Anyone looking for motivation to write should consider starting a blog, as it will keep you on task.

 

I’m not saying I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t have my blogs. You know what people say:
A writer writes

 

However, blogging has certainly helped me stay with the process. I’ll be honest. Of my two blogs, I sometimes find it difficult to write for Wisdom and Life. I sometimes have a hard time finding topics to discuss. I’ve been sharing for eight years and I don’t want to repeat myself. It’s why I took a hiatus last September for a month. Last May, I contemplated permanently shutting Wisdom and Life down.

 

I lost my oomph.
I lost my desire.

 

Taking that month off in September helped however. You may see me doing more of that year to year. I realize that some of you have come to rely on this blog. So as long as I can keep going without burning out I will. I’m feeling enthusiastic about continuing now and to be honest, I think if I DID shut down, I’d immediately regret doing so. When I feel like this in the future, instead of pulling the plug, I will take another hiatus and see how I feel.  If the time comes when I need to shut down, I will give everyone plenty of notice. I don’t see that happening anytime soon however.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Creativity and Coping

I need creativity in my life to help me cope with life’s challenges.

 

Christopher Jennings Penders

 

Said by myself about a month ago to a frequent library patron.  I’ve always felt my creative output has helped me deal with emotional debris that flutters around me from time to time.  It’s why when I felt bullied, I retreated to my safe place:
In front of my computer writing my dark fantasy.  

 

Being creative helps me when I’m feeling low

 

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Why concentrate on dark fantasy?  Because I was in a dark period when I wrote fiction.  All that turmoil had to come out some way and writing was I chose to expel that energy.  It came out as dark fantasy.

 

As I said in Writing Saved My Life I can distinctly recall spending time in my bedroom writing for what I felt was a matter of minutes but realized hours had gone by when I looked back at the number of pages I’d written.  Being in the flow helped me cope.  When I’m feeling low, my creativity raises me up.  I’m sure my fellow writers and artists will agree.

 

The same can be said for being behind my camera.  Nothing makes me happier then when I’m in front of my computer, banging on my keys and watching the blank white screen fill with words, or being behind my camera scanning the horizon for that one scene.  It’s when I don’t spend time working creatively that my emotional life spirals out of control and I can become stressed more easily,

 

Being artistic helps many people cope with life’s challenges.  I’m grateful that I have the ability to cope using my art. Not everyone can release the stress in this way.  Not only do I release stress but I’m also fortunate that what I create can also help others.

 

What do you do to reduce your own negative energy?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Why Is This Happening?

On this day of your life I believe God wants you to know that “Why is this happening?” is the most useless question in the Universe.

 

Neale Donald Walsch Daily Inspiration

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Wikipedia

 

Neale Donald Walsch (NDS) has been an inspiration to me since I read his three volume set:
Conversations With God.  Might I also recommend the movie:
Conversations With God DVD.

 

The movie is quite different from the books but still worth watching.  I receive NDS daily email inspiration and it is one more spark I use when I write Wisdom and Life.

 

Asking why is silly for those of us who believe we are watched over.  We know there is a reason for all that happens. That’s why as Neale says in the above quote that:
Why is the most useless question in the Universe.

 

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Why is it useless?  Because we understand the answer is not always simple.  Don’t ask why, Why is backward. Life isn’t about going backward.  Life is about moving forward, putting one foot in front of the other.  Why is this happening doesn’t solve anything.

 

Move forward with your life.  Looking back and asking why is this happening won’t help you resolve the question.  You need to stop asking why and blaming others.  Face your life and the decisions you’ve made that have brought you to this place.  Nothing will change until and unless you realize that YOU are in charge of YOUR life.  Asking why won’t help anyway as major decisions have been made before you chose to incarnate.

 

If you know anything about my worldview, you understand that predestination plays an intricate role in my life. Asking why is this happening is especially meaningless in my own life,  Even though I may not understand why at the moment, I trust that there IS a reason and that my soul made the choice before I incarnated.  The other thing I can say without hesitation is when something challenging happens, there is ALWAYS a gift that’s left behind. We simply have to be open to finding it.

 

Stop asking why and start embracing life.  You’ll find more joy in life when you decide to move forward to stop looking behind you.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.