Friday, 14 February 2020

Love beyond romance!


Let Biblical Inspiration Fire Your Imagination!
3 minute reading and meditation 
                                          
You will need a bible, a chair, and few minutes alone

Jesus said, “…love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples…”
                        John 13:35

Romantic love is in the air this Valentine's Day. For Christians though, as God is Love: every day, every moment, we are challenged by Jesus’ commandment to show love to everyone we cross paths with. We do so by being helpful, forgiving, generous, kind, and so on. Sometimes showing love is easy. But at other times it can prove extremely difficult. Yet we are bound to try. If you are struggling with this the following meditation could give your efforts a boost!

1. Read John 13:34-35

2. Sit up straight and close your eyes. Breathe in deeply through the nose. Hold a few seconds. Breathe out through the mouth and as you do so feel the whole of your body relax.

3. Now meditate for a few moments on the fact that Jesus, as God made man, was fully aware of the potential difficulties His commandment would stir up. That our human nature would sometimes cause a tussle between self-concern and demonstrating the love He wants of us.  

4. Now say this prayer – or one of your own – ‘Dear Lord Jesus, because of my love for You, I want to always follow Your commandment to love. Please will You help me daily to rise to this challenge. And please also remind me that when I do so I am filled with joy! I ask this through the same Christ our Lord. Amen’

5. When you are ready breathe in and out deeply as before. Then open your eyes and have a big stretch.

Prayerfully hoping the above meditation helps in your desire to do what Jesus asks.
God bless
Teresa
PS Don't forget to take a look at my other blog:  https://creativelivingforthebestyou.blogspot.com/

Also, for further inspiration check out my website:  http://www.teresaodriscoll.co.uk 

PPS Don't forget to check out my book: 9 Days to Heaven, How to make everlasting meaning of your life - which is a practical guide to joyful living!   You can see the book trailer by clicking on this link:  http://youtu.be/154luv8KMns





Friday, 3 January 2020

The Spiritual Vibrations of Athens


Athens

Αθήνα
Acropolis of AthensGreek ParliamentZappeion HallAthens Olympic Sports ComplexMonastirakiAerial view from LycabettusAthens montage. Clicking on an image in the picture causes the browser to load the appropriate article.
Photos from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens

Hello dear friend,
Thank you for stopping by. I wonder if you have visited Athens: my second home? If you haven't I strongly recommend you put it on your bucket list! It will surely feed your spirit as well as gladden your heart!

Just being in Athens - with the ancient temples of the Acropolis at its heart and the word Theos (God) often on the people’s lips - can take you to a higher level of spiritual awareness.

In a land where St Paul himself preached the Gospel, where churches crowd together and the name of the Virgin Mary is constantly on the lips of its people, it is difficult to ignore the spiritual side of life. That elusive spiritual side of our nature is stirred as the very air itself seems filled not just by sunshine but with the whisperings of past deep secrets.
The spiritual side of our multi-dimensional structure is the one that has long been ignored. The trio of mind, body and spirit has been reduced to the duo of body and mind, it is little wonder then that the twenty-first century disease of superficiality has encroached upon mankind and is feeding off the ailing spirit. Yet in rare moments of supreme happiness we can feel the zinging of the spirit as a palpable, living part of our being. This experience is beyond the mind and the body and yet an integral part of it since we three are one.

To truly get the best out of life it therefore follows that unless we take time to nourish all three aspects of ourselves we are not fully living. And since a harmonious life is the most fulfilling one maybe it's time to give that elusive spiritual side a bit of attention. Perhaps you have never given much thought to your spirit that has been described as the 'essential nature of a person'. And yet, with just a little attention you can achieve that balance and perspective that you unconsciously crave - that illusory 'peace of mind'. And when you get a little deeper into your own awareness you will begin to realise that the very craving for peace was your spirit crying out for your attention.
If you want to nourish your spirit you can send out a prayer for someone else. You don't need to use special words, just ask for what you want with a sincere heart. Norman Vincent Peale in his bestselling book The Power of Positive Thinking says of prayer, "Personally, I believe that prayer is a sending out of vibrations from one person to another and to God. All of the universe is in vibration. There are vibrations in the molecules of a table. The air is filled with vibrations. The reaction between human beings is also a vibration. When you send out a prayer for another person, you employ the force inherent in a spiritual universe. You transport from yourself to the other person a sense of love, helpfulness, support - a sympathetic, powerful understanding - and in this process you awaken vibrations in the universe through which God brings to pass the good objectives prayed for. Experiment with this principle and you will know its amazing results."

Let me know how you get on.

God bless

Teresa x

PS Don't forget to take a look at my other blog:  https://creativelivingforthebestyou.blogspot.com/

Also, for further inspiration check out my website:  http://www.teresaodriscoll.co.uk 

PPS Don't forget to check out my book: 9 Days to Heaven, How to make everlasting meaning of your life - which is a practical guide to joyful living!   You can see the book trailer by clicking on this link:  http://youtu.be/154luv8KMns