Playing Your Part Well!

Master Your Mind~

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celebrating your last thought

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Play your part as only you, the unique soul can play it.  Practice again and again, until you play it exactly as your sweetest, most loving inner voice would have you play it.  If you catch yourself being sarcastic or negative on the inner~even if you don’t ever express it outwardly through words, give your mind the message to STOP.

You are the sovereign of your mind; make it  powerful with kind and positive thoughts and it will serve you wisely and  lovingly.

You are also the mother of your mind, treat it kindly and it will listen!  If you ever catch yourself thinking: “Oh I wish that never happened”, think again and realize that everything that happens is accurate according to your karma account.

However, if you wish to change the circumstances and patterns of your life, work diligently on changing the patterns of your thoughts…

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Self-Respect gains Respect from Others and Dispels Darkness

Give Yourself a Lift through the thoughts you choose.

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I am a child of GodYour spiritual journey begins with ‘Who am I?’ and ends with ‘Who am I’?   Self-knowledge, self-reflection, and self-respect will reveal your innate power and unique role in the drama of life.

To give respect to the Self, instead of demanding respect from others has great benefits.   As  self-respect increases, the soul becomes humble and fulfilled. Being in self-respect brings respect from others easily and continually.

Renouncing the desires of I, me, and mine cools the ego down.  Work on the ego allows one to experience progress in meditation and other spiritual work.  Controlling negative and useless thoughts about yourself and others is easier when you think elevated and positive thoughts about the Self.  This is the opposite of arrogance; this has to do with acknowledging the True Self.

Self-respect dispels consciousness of the self as a limited, temporary body.  Self-respect is the foundation for the state of soul-consciousness.  Each and…

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Peace is Like the Rising Sun

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In the practice of Raja Yoga Meditation, one method to connect with your inner peace is through the thought ‘Om Shanti’.  These 2 words point to the awareness of our eternal state of peace and our true spiritual identity.  By thinking or saying Om Shanti you are affirming that ~You, the soul are peaceful.

 In Sanskrit, Shanti means ‘peace” and Om means I am the soul.  Together they affirm that I am a peaceful soul.

As you accept Om Shanti as a reality and focus upon it, your power of peace and serenity manifests as a powerful vibration bringing your true nature of peace to the surface of your life and you become a wonderful force of peace in the world around you.

It takes just a few seconds of concentration to connect with the soul-self and the current of peace and tranquility.  Practice for 10 to 20 seconds…

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What K.I.D.S. did for pre-schoolers and their parents is continued with “LIVING VALUES EDUCATION”

Living Values Classes for Parents are so exciting and supportive!

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As one popular child psychologist suggests: “Children learn what they live”.  Since all behaviors emerge from the home environment and early childhood experiences, it is important that parents be actively involved in their child’s educational life as well as ‘model’ the behaviors they wish to see.

As the late Phyllis Kunimura expressed in her book Beyond the Sandbox/ Preschool Matters:

“We believe that parents love their children, want the best for their children, and have good intentions.  But not all parents know how to parent in a positive, encouraging” effective way.  “They feel that the way they were parented, which is the model they are most apt to follow, was good enough for them, so it must be good enough for their children…Being a parent in this new millenium means understanding basic brain research, attending parenting skills classes and realizing the importance of stable loving relationships…It also means understanding that…

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