A monk was meditating by a river when he saw the Plague pass by. "Where are you going?" the monk asked the Plague. "I'm going to the town downriver to kill 100 people," the Plague responded.
A week later, the monk saw the Plague returning upriver. The monk called out, "You didn't keep your word! 1,100 people died!"
The Plague responded, "I did keep my word! I only killed 100. The other 1,000 died from fear."
God, not germs, is our Source. The power and presence within us is what we use to change our DNA, cells, environment; while being mindful and practicing good hygiene. As well, staying consciously in the flow of Spirit, not fear, is as important. I wrote about this in a recent eblast ... treat and wash your hands!
I'm not just talking about COVID-19. It's about having foresight for everything. Our spiritual practice, treatment, mind-full affirmations, goals, manifestation practices is an act of foresight.
Definition time....foresight is:
-an act or the power of foreseeing...PRESCIENCE
-an act of looking forward...vision
-premonition, pre-notion, clairvoyance, divination
-forethought, perception, insight
Having foresight is not being myopic or shortsighted about the condition or experience with a 'woe-is-me' attitude. Foresight creates and prevents hindsight; the hindsight of “I shoulda...” and creates the hindsight of “of course.”
We create foresight by our choice of food, seeing and experiencing it as either nourishment or deprivation; in partners, see love in them or ignoring the red flags that warn us from them; jobs, by seeing or experiencing only the money aspect without the job satisfaction necessity; in attitudes and environments which either are starving the soul or feeding it; and in addictions, by either ignoring the condition versus turning away from it spiritually, feeding the soul with Truth and facing it head-on psychologically, while resolving, reducing and removing it from affecting our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and future.
In our spiritual practice, Spiritual Mind Treatment or affirmative prayer (versus an pleading or beseeching prayer) is a form of proofreading our foresight into fruition. I bring that up because March 8th was National Proofreading Day. A few examples of a lack of foresight and proofreading:
Here are some tips for proofreading and how they are also tips for treating, praying and manifesting:
1) Walk away – Proofread after an article, important email or chapter has time to set, and you read it with fresh eyes.
Not feeling the prayer? .... stop and start over or come back to it or treat for a powerful prayer to come to you. The rules are to feel it in the fullness of your heart, mind and gut.
2) Do not disturb – Remove all distractions, including phones, other deadlines, traffic, noise, and interruptions.
Immerse yourself in the quiet to listen and commune, though also be able to commune with the Divine when surrounded by life's noises, as well.
3) Turn off the autocorrect – When used strictly as a tool, autocorrect may be helpful. Over time we become reliant upon it. In texts and emails, it can overcorrect our messages, creating havoc. When we’re uncertain of the spelling or a word, so many more reliable and efficient tools are available.
Change up your wording. Call the Divine something different (don't worry It won't care) or try using different phrases than the ones you usually use. Mix up your mantras.
4) Say it aloud – We catch different errors when we say aloud than when we read by sight alone.
Say it aloud - when we hear through our eyes, it can give an added power to the words
5) Print it – And use a different font. Our eyes see the document differently when printed, and we find errors we didn’t see the first few times.
Write it out, journal, use the affirmation cards I pass out in our Sunday Celebrations or is listed at the end of this blog....and do so daily.
6) Read it backward – A fresh perspective allows us to find new errors. Start with the last sentence and work your way to the beginning.
Go out of order. Whether you use the five step method of Spiritual Mind Treatment or have an order to your affirmative prayer, mix it up.
7) Fresh eyes – When the second set of eyes reads something completely new, it’s amazing what they find!
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As this is International Womyn's Day (March 8th) and we are a philosophy of science, I want to write about three womyn of science. First is Madame Curie, the author of the above quote and the first woman in Europe to earn a doctorate in physics and first female professor at France’s Sorbonne University. She lived from the late 1800's till her death in 1934. Curie discovered the elements polonium and radium and was the only person ever to win two Nobel Prizes - physics and chemistry. Her studies with these elements have made her notebooks to be stored in lead-lined boxes, as they are still radioactive for another 1500 years. She once said:
A great discovery does not issue from a scientist’s brain ready-made, it is the fruit of an accumulation of preliminary work.Our preliminary work is in mind, heart and gut through perception, foresight, belief, feeling and consciousness – treatment work is at its most powerful and specific through the work and use of the Divine Matrix (Mind, Heart and Heart-Brain, and Gut - the intuition and imagination). Curie once wrote on the subject of perception and foresight....
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.Logic, education, intelligence, imagination, insight and intuition led Madame Curie to greatness.
Katherine Johnson had that kind of foresight, as well. An American mathematician, her calculations of orbital mechanics were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. She recently made her transition at the age of 101 and was one of the principal characters in the movie, Hidden Figures. NASA described her this way, “Her calculations proved as critical to the success of the Apollo Moon landing program and the start of the Space Shuttle program, as they did to those first steps on the country’s journey into space.”
Foresight is scientific and part of a Truth-driven faith such as those in the New Thought Movement.
Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated. ...faith is essential to success in life (success of any sort) ...all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall come nearer to success and that success in our aims (the improvement of the lot of mankind, present and future) is worth attaining. ~Rosalind FranklinRosalind Franklin is best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA, particularly the one called Photo 51. While at King's College London, her work led to the discovery of the DNA double helix for which James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize in 1962. She did not, but has subsequently received recognition for her work. She reminds us that foresight is an x-ray of the conditions, fears, past, DNA, etc. It helps us see through them and remove them from our subconscious and their effect in our lives.
The Divine Feminine traits of intuition and imagination empower our foresight to declare our next storyline. They are the power behind our ability to envision, declare, and enact; which is having the foresight to our next now. These traits enable us to take a route that is scientific, mathematical and powered by Divine Truth to a life full of prosperity, vitality, creativity and love.
Practice your foresight everyday and watch your life soar!
I Am Blessed Today!
In present time, right here and now, I announce a joyous time of sweet peace and prosperity in my world. I intend to feast upon a life guided by imagination, inventiveness and wonder. Assured by the great Power and Presence within me; I notice, observe and take to heart all the wisdom I require for this day, and forward, to be rich with happiness and vitality.