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365 Pause Practices – Day 123

 

Still

another quality of Inspiration

Inspiration inspires stillness; there are those moments when we are Moved to stillness. Often, we side with cubicle resistance and try to push through
this natural pause, for the cubicle mind fears stillness. It is in the still point
of Inspiration, in the pause, that we come face to face with our Inspired Self.

pg. 167 “The Qualities of Inspiration

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices – Day 122

 

Versus

False Humility

the practice of pretending to be less than

scroll down to read how I pretended

False humility is pretending to be “less than” the magnificence that you wholly
are as an extension of LOVE. We mistakenly act as if we are less than. It often involves so-called “good intentions.” As the Irish say,

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Why rely on false humility and good intentions when we have the very Best available to us in LOVE? False humility is actually arrogance! Oddly enough,
we may have been taught false humility in place of true kindness, what it is to
truly be meek, valuing victimhood as a way of life, etc.

We ALL, that includes me and you, have been given gifts to use, that is, to
place in the service of LOVE, as opposed to in the service of our me-character.
Lots of people are wondering who they are, why they are here, feeling life has
no meaning. BEGIN USING THE GIFTS LOVE HAS HONORED YOU WITH.

Exchange making excuses for creating.

Trade out thinking your gift isn’t really your gift with accepting your gifts.

Pause from judging your gifts as unnecessary in the grand scheme
of things. Instead, be willing to accept how your part is essential.

Give up using your gifts for self-absorption which is a misguided attempt to find a meaningful identity and Let LOVE ~ love you to find your
true identity in LOVE.

Set yourself free of pretending you don’t have any gifts; no one got left out. Experience the freedom of sharing your gifts.

Step Back from sizing others up and down for using their gifts. Trust LOVE
to show you how to use yours.

Is there anything or anyone else to help you recognize and extend your
gifts as Inspiration guides? Be willing to receive Help.

Practice Pause:
Recognize and Extend Your Gifts!

Why I Unknowingly Practiced False Humility for Decades. I Literally Just Now Discovered This While Writing This Post!

I have been graced with many talents and gifts. There you go! I said the truth and it didn’t hurt one bit. I am not alone in this. I used to think I was alone. That I was somehow special in the gifts and talents I had been given and I shouldn’t dare expose them to others because those poor people didn’t have any gifts and talents and I didn’t want to appear prideful. I didn’t want to be exposed. I felt jealous of those using their gifts and talents because I wasn’t using mine; somehow my gifts felt less than their gifts; not worth sharing.

OH MY GOD, WHAT WARPED THINKING FALSE HUMILITY RELAYS!

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices – Day 121

 

Loving Who I Am

The other morning in my pause time, I received WISDOM that I have heard before, but have not been ready, willing, or able to digest my entire life.

LOVE MY TRUE SELF. LOVE WHO I AM TRULY IN LOVE.

Have you ever wondered why loving ourselves can be such a challenge? We hear these words:

Love yourself
Take care of yourself
You better take care of yourself because no one else will.
Love others
You’re worth it

WHY DO WE FIND IT SO DIFFICULT TO LOVE OURSELVES?

WHAT DOES LOVING MYSELF EVEN MEAN?

I don’t know about you, but I have struggled with loving myself my entire life.
I wasn’t taught to love myself.
Rather I learned:
don’t let anyone walk all over you
stand up for yourself
speak up
don’t say anything
just ignore them
killem’ with kindness (that’s really out there!)
pretend it doesn’t bother you
don’t let it bother you
just be nice
be a good girl
don’t give them the satisfaction
add your own to the list

WHAT A MESS!

One can move towards accepting and experiencing the following instead:

There IS a LOVE that loves me,

and it is because of this LOVE who loves me that;

> Firstly, I am able to recognize that LOVE exists

> Secondly, I am able to love and accept who I am in LOVE; and

> Thirdly, I am prepared to love myself and love you.

THERE ARE TWO EGO PRACTICES, WHICH MANY OF US HAVE
BEEN SO INDOCTRINATED IN, THAT PREVENT US FROM
EXPERIENCING LOVE and BEING LOVING?

False humility

Fake forgiveness

Over the next few days, I will share more about each of these.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 119

 

The Healer Within

another face of Inspiration

A teacher connected with me this week and shared about a teen who took
his own life. Thankfully, the school is caring and aware enough to pause and
survey how the other kids are doing at his school. Hearing this news felt dispiriting. Yet, as I pause for this teen and his family,
I am re-Minded and
re-Hearted, if you will, of the Healer Within.

As one who practices healing myself and others through the Healer Within, 

I experience that healing is 
moving from the experience of disconnection to the 
experience of connection.
~   ~   ~

The following is taken from the Pause Yellow Book pg 177 

Inspiration heals dispiritedness.

Imagine, within you is a Healer.

A Healer is one who recognizes the cause of dispiritedness and thus can
bring true healing by getting to the root.

Inspiration uproots the cause of dispiritedness, the thought of being
disconnected, and replants our heart and mind in the soil of connection.

The Healer Within shows us how our thoughts and perceptions
are causing us dispiritedness.

Healing Practices for Teens and Us

In all of our Pause Practices, you may receive guidance to reach out to and connect with others for support, including parents, counselors, therapists, health professionals, ministers, etc.
We can always be open to receiving the Help we need.

A Healing Practice for Us All

Notice any dispiriting thoughts in my mind ~ a worry, a judgment, unforgiveness.

I am willing to release these thoughts and perceptions that have come into my awareness to the Healer who will reinterpret them for me and teach me something I need to learn. I can recognize that dispiriting thoughts are remnants of the thoughts of aloneness, unworthiness, guilt, and fear.

I can ask, “Do I want to continue to think these dispiriting thoughts? I need not wait upon the Healer Within to immediately show me new thoughts. This may or may not happen. I trust Present LOVE.

Yet, I can be assured that healing is occurring and Inspired thoughts and awareness are available to me. Pause.

I receive the Healer and the healing within.

I trust healing to be true as I go on about my day. Soon I may notice a lightness in my step, a lifting of my spirit, and hope in my heart.
page 178

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365 Pause Practices – Day 118

 

Skidding Along With My Socks On!

I hear my father saying, “Mary, slow down.”

When I was growing up, my mother used to impatiently say about my
father, “He has one speed!” My dad would often say to me, “Mary, slow
down” as I was constantly rushing. I still am!!! 

I caught myself the other day skidding along with my socks on catching
my balance on the hardwood floors. Do you find yourself in a hurry to
go HERE and go THERE as quickly as possible so you can get back to
THIS and return to THAT as quickly as possible?

LOLOLOLOL

~   ~   ~

Inspiration Within is patiently teaching me that as I begin to
stop valuing rushing, I will begin experiencing the value of
slowing down to pause.

NO HURRY

Slow down. Listening to the voice watching the clock telling you to
hurry up? Hmm. Start with slowing down. Even amid body motion the
mind can slow down, pause, and be still. The body often will follow. 
Even deciding to slow down your body motion is the decision to stop
valuing being in a hurry. It is not that we cannot move at a swift pace
and be present to Inspiration Within for certainly Inspiration is not
bound to time as we are. All moments in time are precious to LOVE for
they are the time for us to receive LOVE.

Slow down, my dear friend.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 117

 

Am I Willing to Forgive Myself Today?

I am encouraging all of us to use The Pause today as a practice in
forgiving one’s self. It’s a tall order I know, yet it is in forgiving myself that I will most certainly forgive others.

WHY?
As I see myself, I see another.
As I see another, I see myself.

WHOA. HANG ON. DON’T LEAVE!

The truth can be painful. Not because
truth in and of itself is painful; no, truth brings great relief
in my experience. Truth can seem to be painful and cause suffering
when I resist it.

“What do I still need to forgive myself for?”
I’ll ask this right now. First I pause, get out of my own way, and
open to receiving an answer from inner Wisdom.

Here’s a LIVE Conversation As It Transpires Between Wisdom within and myself


Wisdom

Mary, if I were to tell you what you need to forgive yourself for,
you wouldn’t believe me.

Me
Try me. What do I still need to forgive myself for?

Wisdom
You need to forgive yourself for thinking that there is still something that you need to forgive yourself for. Your errors have already been forgiven you. It is your rejection of having been forgiven that needs your attention.

Me
That’s interesting. On my walk just now I was feeling rejected by someone and then I thought of the many ways I reject others. Rejection is painful, whether I am the “rejectee” or the “rejector”.

Wisdom
That conversation you were having with yourself about rejection has led to this Pause Post and you are now being given awareness around accepting that you have been forgiven ~ for it is not All~Encompassing LOVE who is rejecting you or teaching you to reject others.

Rather it is the lack of LOVE you are experiencing because you are refusing to accept LOVE in all its TOTALITY;
this LOVE that loves you, and whose
forgiveness is resting upon your shoulders ~ still.

I leave you and your Pause Practice in the hands of
All~Encompassing LOVE

 

 

 

 

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365 Pause Practices – Day 116

 

Finding Life

Pausing and Letting LOVE ~ love me,

I received this timeless message from inner Inspiration.

Though it came long ago, this morning it renewed my mind again, quite by surprise, and I am thankful

for the renewal. Hope, in your letting LOVE ~ love you

that you also be willing to receive renewal.

Bless,

Mary Lenihan


 A Silent Sound is traveling through the universe
beyond the speed of light ~
a Silent Light on one path
through the center of all hearts
and the axis of all minds.
It penetrates the body of all those open to its Silence.
No matter how many years pass
or come and go
or are projected into the future,
this Silent Light 
has no known beginning
for it began of its Own Accord,
before we all knew of Beginnings.
It has no end.
We each find our Life in its Light.
All of us.

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365 Pause Practices – Day 115

 

A Chorus of JOY

JOY may seem almost blasphemous or feel inappropriate amid the

pain and suffering in our world.

Yet, upon pausing this morning to be with inmost Inspiration,

Wisdom re-Minds my Heart to leap for JOY continually.

JOY OVERCOMES

While there are atrocities being committed by minds that know not of JOY,

we are all called to do our part in remembering JOY.

In our remembering, JOY is given us, extended to

one another, and received yet again and again and again.

LET OUR JOY BE CONTINUAL ~

A CHORUS OF JOY AMONG US

AS WE PRACTICE, THE JOY IS EXTENDED

and

HEALS MINDS WHO HAVE

FORGOTTEN WHO THEY ARE TRULY

(we all forget, don’t we?)

Lend your voice to the chorus of JOY today!
A Pause Practice can be focused on
accessing JOY ~ just ask for JOY.
GIVE JOY to RECEIVE JOY

 

 

 

 

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