Living my life like its golden-
all I need to be is me.
Written on Thanksgiving morning. I was in my car driving to a Thanksgiving Gratitude service at Hillside International Chapel and Truth Center presented by the Barbara King School of Ministry, aka BKSM Movie Night. After completing the affirmative prayer / prose in notice the song playing on WCLK was “Living My Life Like Its Golden” and had to add another line to the prayer.
Love to all,
November 28, 2013
When this blog began the thought was to share the struggles of going through the ‘eye of the needle’ called ministerial school. This may have been my will but when challenges to my psyche popped up, the writings that came to be published were (hopefully) more enlightened than desperate.
This morning’s reading brought me to John 5:30-31. Jesus is speaking and while defending himself says, “I do not seek my own will, but the will of him who sent me.” (Lamsa’s Aramaic Translation)
The next line is what brought on the thought that my Higher Power, the one I like to call God is (thankfully) more in charge of this blog than me.
“If I testify concerning myself, my testimony is not true.”
Allow me to take a step back and say, the brand of religion (and we have branded our religion, haven’t we?) that I am most comfortable with is called New Thought. In New Thought we are often warned about false appearances and that our more negative and nasty emotions and thoughts are not from God. If I were to share the pitfall rather than the penultimate, then I would be testifying concerning myself. These psychological predicaments are my creations they are other than what I believe God wills for us. Therefore, my testimony would not be true.
It is and has been my prayer that God’s will and strength are witnessed in these writings.
The taking on of any challenging goal will feel like trying to put a rope through the eye of a needle. Every dark thought and every defeating feeling is overcome by the grace and goodness of the Creator. I thank God that what I’ve been inspired share the experience of light at the end of the tunnel rather than the experience of the tunnel.
We are teaching the power of the subconscious mind and how to access it to make positive changes in our lives. Its going quite well and we’ve completed three sessions with groups of four, fourteen and four. What we are doing is exposing college age athletes to idea of taking time to meditate. We teach them a simple technique to rapidly access their subconscious mind. This allows them to affirm whatever idea they wish for, and for them to allow that idea to ‘sink deep into the subconscious mind.’ They do this knowing the subconscious will manifest results according to our thoughts. But this ‘instant’ technique is also used before peak performances in sports, arts and academics for them to create whatever mental and physical attitude they wish.
Rev. Larry Blomberg
Nov. 1, 2013
Today we will start by sitting.
And today you have permission to close your eyes at any time. In fact if you wish to you can lie down and listen to the entire talk with your eyes closed. But for right now we are going just sit, and be still.
We will do this for about 5 minutes.
So take a deep breath and as you exhale – relax. And when you are comfortable close your eyes.
Sit with your spine straight for a little while. Keep breathing and relaxing more with every exhale. Deeper relaxed.
You may sit with your palms up, down, hands folded or rest on the arms of a chair. Nothing really matters except your intention. And your intention is to experience relaxation, bodily bliss, oneness or peace. Relax more and more with every exhale. With every exhale you find yourself more relaxed.
The sounds around you don’t affect or disturb you in any way. They confirm that that we may place our awareness anywhere that we choose and you choose to keep our awareness on the sound of my voice. And the sound of my voice helps and guides you deeper relaxed. You find yourself more and more at ease with where you are right now. You are relaxed, in body and mind. You are satisfied and still.
Now, experience a sense of satisfaction. You chose to come into this place and learn a little more about yourself. You came here to sharpen your tools; all your tools. One tool to keep ready for use is a sense of Understanding. Understanding, with a capital U. This Understanding is like Wisdom and it will empower and enlighten your path. I want you to get a sense of satisfaction right now. And the source of this satisfaction is YOU understanding that YOU are in the best shape possible right now to take the next step toward a future goal. Go through a checklist in your head of just what you’ve done in the last 24 hours! And smile. Relax, knowing that you are in the perfect place. You can be satisfied with what you’ve done. And you can be satisfied knowing your plan is perfect and you find a way to implement that plan seamlessly, gracefully and in the most peacefully determined ways.
Oh, there are so many ways to achieve your goals. You get to implement your plan. So go forth with confidence and conviction and determination.
Now, your awareness of your goals ought to be racing around your mind a little bit. You ought to be balanced because of the focus we laid down on satisfaction. But what I want you to see is how you close your eyes and access the power and presence of your deeper, subconscious self. So, while using these self-hypnotic techniques you can experience heightened states or relaxed states. You can even tell on part of your mind to relax while another part is experiencing enlightenment. Why not tell your body that every muscle cell fiber gland and organ need to get this swim done in this_____ time works and fires off perfectly as needed intuitively and actively employing my whole being. As such any muscle not needed is relaxed and supporting this perfect effort. I see myself in every moment doing something little to improve and every little moment I can capture and every little improvement will add, and multiply exponentially! What’s possible if you let your imagination and enthusiasm have the lead?
Rev. Larry Blomberg
Oct. 31, 2013
Jesus’ way is revolutionary. It is simply challenging. Simple concepts of love, forgiveness, gratitude and grace allow us to turn around and around again. Remembering to use these attitudes and attributes as action verbs allows us to turn back to God when mammon and materiality manage to distract us.
October 30, 2013
Reverend Lawrence Blomberg
We make the best of what appears to be a set back as we move higher to meet every challenge with faith, strength & imagination.
I am using this affirmation today! And if it suits your needs by all means, use it! God bless and good luck as you move gracefully through your day.
October 30, 2013
Reverend Lawrence Blomberg
The energy of life is weird. In fact its often turbulent. It is at least changing. We seek complacency and comfort in the familiar while intellectually knowing that the winds of life are always changing – it changes direction and it changes velocity.
Grace allows us to go with the flow and to accept our moods. If we truly believe that God is with us and in us and around us; and if we truly believe that God is omniscient and omnipresent, then why to we get frenetic and frustrated. What if every event, good or bad, is simply a set up for the next level of growth?
Have faith that you are never alone. Be at peace while your mind is stirring. It’s a simple solution. I did not say it was easy. It takes work to stay focused on goodness and to refocus on the task at hand. But if we practice re-directing our attention back to God and attributes we call Godly, we will pull ourselves up and out of any dysfunction. The strength of our conviction will grow and we will achieve our goals.
Rev. Lawrence Blomberg
October 28, 2013
Peaceful mind drives big goals
with grace and mercy
meek and mild;
calm and cool;
in the flow,
in the air
all is there
and now again
the higher path
less traveled or not
I follow the path
of the most high
to every moment
because there are
no ordinary moments
and if you fall
and forward again
return to grace
and fall with grace
if you fall
Today is continuous. I am 53 = 8. There is no place else I’d rather be. Blessed and bewildered knowing the Aramaic I Am that God revealed Itself to be also translates as, “I am continuous” or “I am whatever you need me to be.” Truly, this is my prayer and my intention! I pray I am whatever I need to be in each moment. Thank you family. Thank you God!
This stuff is fun; good
to see bliss, a sense
of awareness, joy and gratitude,
Know thyself is all
it takes; its trite and true, just
be you, to be true.
Love doesn’t care.
Metaphorically, it’s in the air.
Open your mouth and breathe it in.
Open your pores and absorb it.
Open your heart and feel it.
Open your mind and receive it.
Then open your mouth and speak it.
Take action and demonstrate it.
Love doesn’t care.
It’s in the air.
It’s in the ether
all around us
Until we take action
it’s only a concept;
an intellectual premise
waiting to manifest.
By Larry Blomberg, August 25, 2013