Change Your Thoughts and Change Your Life

God said:

When you feel low, know that this is a platform from which you will fly. When you think you have reached a depth of lostness, that is when you are at a taking-off place. It is the place you will rise from. This is the tarmac from where airplanes soar and from where your spirits rise.

Even in depression, you are not incapacitated. You are dwelling in a moment of sadness and extending it. Regardless of how you feel or think you feel, you can get going. You can get out of the doldrums. Nothing says you have to linger there. It is not quicksand. It is a bed of your own making from which you get up now.

You feel some degree of hopelessness? Never mind. Get on with life anyway.

You feel some degree of helplessness? Helplessness and hopelessness are the same, just variant shades of blue, and both are untrue. They don’t hold water. Yes, yes, these feelings are real to you, so real that you have decided that you are bound to be held back by them.

Sense of hopelessness and helplessness are two flattened pillows that are not for you to sit on. Get up from them. Even if you don’t know another place to sit, get up from where you have been sitting. Stand for a while.

No matter what you feel overwhelmed by, it is your thoughts that overwhelm you. Perhaps you cannot change the whole world at this minute. Perhaps you cannot change your life at this moment, yet you can do something. You can wash a dish. You can wash your face with cold water. You can go out in the fresh air. You can plant a flower, pull a weed. You can take a walk. You can come back into your house, if not a different person, at least in a different state.

When you feel downhearted, you are feeling unsettled. You may feel unsettled because everything is the same. You may feel unsettled because everything is changing. Feeling unsettled doesn’t mean you have to feel depressed. Anything you feel is your choice. What does freedom mean if it doesn’t mean that you have choice?

You have the choice to stay downhearted. You have the choice to feel differently. You are only a victim of your own thoughts. You may feel that your thoughts are foisted on you, beloveds, but they are your thoughts. You are the owner or renter of them. You can break your lease. You can give your thoughts away. You can evict them. You can replace them.

Beloveds, you are good at changing your mind in many matters. You like a certain dress one minute, and the next you don’t. You like asparagus one meal, and then you are tired of it. When you are tired of your thoughts, replace them. Is this really so very hard? You can do anything you want. You can even stay downhearted if that is your choice, but don’t tell Me you have to and that you can’t do anything about it. You are the only one who can.

Don’t wait for someone in the world to rush to your side and save you. That would be nice and could happen, yet it is better for you to rush to your own aid. When you are drowning, rather than wait to be saved, it behooves you to get out of the water. If you are in the rain and you want to be dry, get out of the rain. Move. Is that hard to do?

If the news of the world depresses or oppresses you, then read a poem or a Heavenletter. Stop listening to the news, for, if you take it to heart, you are sure to become depressed. Avoid that which is avoidable, and come into the sunshine of My heart.

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I have been thinking about

I have been thinking about this for a few months, so it's nice to know that we all agree about this.

I have a pillow I bought several years ago with a picture of two happy crustaceans on it and the legend is:"Don't be crabby, be happy." It's cute and makes me laugh.
Of course, it could say: "Be happy, not crabby." or some such other formulation of the thought, but it would mean exactly the same thing to me because the crabs on it are dancing around in happy merriment. I could take a photo of it, but I don't know how to upload it to this particular comment page.

You'll all need to use your quite well-developed imaginations on this one.

And speaking of photos......I still have not seen my baby picture uploaded on anything.

I remember there was quite a conversation going about sending in photos some months ago.

And no one needs to hear that old song about a certain daughter not scanning or whatever. I think this photo thing was actually an idea of a certain person who lives far, far away from Fairfield. Now I am not casting aspirgions(this is horribly misspelled) onto anyone, but really, don't you WANT to see my baby picture? :)

That's all. Be happy.
xxoo Jacqueline

Dearest Jacqueline, I'd love

Dearest Jacqueline,

I'd love to see your baby picture !! posting photos is the most amazing thing, sometimes they appear immediately and sometimes there is no way, at least for me. don't know why.

this here is indeed a great Heavenletter, so true. I will surely save if for future needs, a most beautiful Heavenletter indeed. Yes, be happy and move on, move to thought that feels better, even if it only a little better, it hasn't to be a quantum leap, step by step we can move forward. Really we change our minds about many things, only when we are sad or down it feels so difficult to get out.

Thanks to God/Gloria !!!!!

Love and happiness to all here

1 Heavenletter Haiku for

1 Heavenletter Haiku for you

Hello Friends,

God said come into
The sunshine of My heart now
Where your spirits rise

Love, Light and Aloha!

Seems to be a conflict

My intention is clarity, and not to hold on to any specific point of view. Show me what is True and beneficial.

I am in-between two ways of seeing this. One is to be without thoughts and just rest in Being, or rest as Being. Direct experience of Oneness with You, where this sense of separation doesn't exist at all.

There seems to be a conflict between that, and choosing thoughts. Only because I listen to teachers who say, just be a witness of your thoughts, remain neutral to them and let go of identification with them. I see this. It is powerful.

And yet, there seems to be a neglect of the power of thoughts. There seems to be a belief that thoughts are merely in our heads. They are not. They affect everything around us, and beyond what seems to be around us at this very moment.

Perhaps I can rest in Being, and choose thoughts at the same time. Who is it that rests in Being? It sounds like I am not Being. I AM Being.

Can Being use the power of thought? Of course!

I understand that I am beyond any self image, and beyond all thoughts. Can I use thoughts without being attached to them? Yes, I can. The Truth is that I cannot be attached to them. Who I AM cannot be attached.