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Finding God On The Train - Notes On Enlightenment
On The Train Somewhere Between Fredericksburg, VA and Washington, DC
New Thought Commuter Using Affirrnative Prayer and Meditation to Connect with God on the Train.
Interests: New Thought Spirituality, Meditation, Metaphysics, Positive Thinking, Eastern Religions, Affirmative Prayer, Healing, and Vegan Diet.
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NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT - FINDING GOD ON THE TRAIN - THE QUEST EVOLVES A PRIVATE, MEMBER ONLY, SUBSCRIPTION BASED SITE MEMBERSHIP DETAILS AVAILABLE AT http://www.FindingGodOnTheTrain.com _____________________________________________________________________________ THE FINDING GOD ON THE TRAIN MEMBERSHIP/SUBSCRIPTION REVISIONS _____________________________________________________________________ After months of designing multiple subscription options, I decided to initially offer an All-Inclusive Monthly Subscription option for a fixed price of $25.00 per month when I rolled out the site in June of 2018. While this seemed to fit for some, others expressed concern that they were paying extra for what they did not need or would not utilize. THE REVISED MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION PLAN... Continue reading
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NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT - THE FGOTT QUEST EVOLVES A PRIVATE, MEMBER ONLY, SUBSCRIPTION BASED SITE MEMBERSHIP DETAILS AVAILABLE AT www.FindingGodOnTheTrain.com The Finding God On The Train - Notes On Enlightenment blog has officially transitioned to our private, member-only framework as of June 1, 2018. For all the FGOTT blog readers who have decided to make the change and have subscribed, I welcome you to the next stage in this blog's development. For those who have decided not to travel along with us, for whatever reason, I wish you well and recognize that you are also in the midst of a... Continue reading
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THE COLLECTIVE BEING God is not a super being - God is the collective being of our consciousness, our existences, our living experience combined and infused into one potential source of guidance and inspiration – it is not he or it – it is they or them from the first to the last – all sentient conscious life working to assist us in living it better, fuller, with less pain, with more joy, to assist us with stumbling less and running more – to assist us with living beyond the limits, and by doing so, expand the potential for all to follow in the future. We, each of us is connected to this field of God consciousness aware of its purpose. We are present extensions of possibility, of potential, feeding back our experience. Our soul is the portal to the collective soul of life as God – pray to it, connect with it, appeal to it and it will guide you, enlighten you with what it knows to date, and push you to even greater heights. This is God. NOE G. 6.15.2012 7:10 AM Continue reading
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THE WARMTH OF LIFE Let us feel the warmth of life today, as it surrounds us, enfolds us in its loving embrace - bathing us with sun, filling our lungs with fresh air, treating our ears with the songs of life in flight – holding us entranced by the sway of its leaf filled branches. Let us feel the warmth of life today and our place within it, the welcomed audience, the essential observer who provides the sensory canvas to experience the full glory of this ongoing divine creation – we the patrons of this living, vibrant art. Let us feel the warmth of life today grateful for our moment in paradise, we the guests of a greater vision, a fuller consciousness, with our only responsibility being a tender touch, a loving eye, a caring hand - ensuring its existence for those who have yet to arrive. POEM G. 5.28.2012 Continue reading
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FAITH It is faith, which is the foundation of belief – faith that positive outcomes are our intended and only viable destination, faith that we are destined to receive our greatest good if we are willing to let go of the reins and trust that the momentum of God’s grace will lead us there. Have faith today in the magic that surrounds us, the order of natural laws including the law of God’s love, set in motion to carry us through even our darkest hours, our own doubt, to carry us to the dream waiting but yet realized. Let us quiet our minds today and return to our abundant faith, letting the worries dissolve, and the fears dissipate, as we return to our core belief in the greater good and love of the universe – God’s love always unfolding. AT G. 5.25.2012 Continue reading
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EASE INTO IT Ease into the day, allowing yourself to find a comfortable pace – no need to push or pull, just glide along knowing you will arrive in plenty of time at your intended destination – relaxed, prepared, and in control. Ease into the day, fully aware all the needed ingredients for a successful experience has been put in motion – set in place to unfurl when required, no need for tweaking or alteration just a perfect fit appropriately appointed for the occasion. Ease into the day with grace and serenity, confident of your assignment – ready to fulfill your part in it without hesitation or question – yet with compassion, empathy, and a conviction to do what is needed. AT G. 5.23.2012 Continue reading
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JOIN US AT OUR MAIN LOCATION www.FindingGodOnTheTrain.com Connect on Twitter @GodOnTheTrain Facebook www.facebook.com/GodOnTheTrain AS IT SHOULD BE Know all is as it should be today – perfectly aligned and positioned for you to live with ease, enthusiasm, and oneness of spirit, engaged in doing and being all that was meant to be – all that you are called to be – as the authentic you. Know all is as it should be today, so shake off any doubts, or concerns, and move into the moment, the day, with a clear mind – a connected heart, moving through the static until you are perfectly aligned with the vibration of oneness, wholeness, and the complete purpose that waits for you to arrive. Know all is as it should be today, so live it on purpose, without question or restraint, trusting in your inner guide to lead the way, light the path, clear the obstacles, so you can shine triumphantly. AT G. 5.22.2012 Continue reading
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EXPRESS LOVE TODAY Express yourself through love today, enabling each tender moment to burst alive – to touch the extraordinary – to find its essence through pure emotion - to dance for you – connect with you in the harmony of divine presence. Express yourself through love today, and meet the expression of God in all you meet, each smile you encounter, every kind gesture, polite offering, knowing only caring and compassion wait for your arrival, your loving presence. Express yourself through love today and feel love’s power ignite you, awaken you, empower you to radiate what has always been within you waiting, the infinite love of God unleashed. AT G. 5.19.2012 Continue reading
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RECLAIMING OUR THOUGHTS Today let us address and work to resolve those issues in our lives that cause us concern, worry, or at times fear – clearing away any real or imagined negative consequences, and by doing so, removing these voices in our minds. Today let us address the litany of dire thoughts given center stage in our minds – that create confusion and steal our joy – impede our happiness – upset our peace and leave us exhausted as we focus on what might be, or could be, at some dreaded future time. Today let us step out of the future with its potential calamities, or the past with its critique of our missteps, and into this now, today, our clean slate, our fresh start, where life exists, God exists, hope exists, taking constructive action to reclaim our thoughts through affirmative thought, action, and belief. AT G. 5.21.20 12 Continue reading
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RELEASE THE RESISTANCE Release any resistance today that has you moving forward without enthusiasm or honest commitment – dragging your feet and your spirit – look within, determine the cause, and address it. Reflect on why you might be hitting the gas and stepping on the brake at the same time – listen to your soul – let it tell you its reasoning – ascertain if your ego may be undermining progress or impeding your efforts – listen to the rumblings and appease them. Work through the resistance until you can move forward again with full energy, clarity, and purpose – one with your action – one with your spirit - one with your intention. Release the resistance today! Continue reading
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SAYING YES Open yourself up today to the possibilities, the opportunities to grow, to develop, to take on new challenges – to expand your horizons by simply saying yes when no would be your first reaction – your initial response. Open yourself up today to the new – the potential expansion by resisting the temptation to retreat and instead move forward with courage and confidence in your ability to succeed and prosper in this and all endeavors. Open yourself up today to the full life waiting for your compliance – your vision – your acceptance of your true worth and reach out, take hold, grasp the waiting wonder with all your will and know you have arrived. Open yourself up today! AT G. 5.17.2012 Continue reading
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RELEASE THE EXPECTATION Today let us release the expectation of what should be and accept what is – letting the dynamic tension dissolve, freeing us to live within the potential of what is real, tangible, and doable now, making the most of existing opportunities. Today let us move from expectation to the realization that we have the resources before us to create our perfect life now – all that is needed is our participation, our willingness to return to this life now with full force and enthusiasm, ready to make each moment count. Today let us vow to let ego based expectation be replaced with divine based acceptance, knowing where we need to be and what we are, reside in the splendor of the day – let us welcome it with open arms and gratitude. AT G. 5.16.2012 Continue reading
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COMMON GROUND When a solution is needed, it is often found in the middle ground, where two perspectives overlap – the common ground where a workable approach with the maximum benefits waits to be discovered and revealed as the best solution. Today let us find the common ground, working to ensure all real concerns are addressed as we strive for a win-win for all concerned, realizing all must give and take freely and fairly in the process – often by being willing to give up, getting all, getting most of what is needed or desired. Today let us find the common ground, keeping a long-term perspective in mind as we ensure the greater good is accomplished for all concerned and involved. AT G. 5.15.2012 Continue reading
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RESOLVE IN CONSCIOUSNESS In times of conflict hold the preferred and positive solution in consciousness, see only this and no other scenario or alternative outcome – focus and fix it into being – ruminate and reiterate until it takes form - alive in your imagination and in your life. In times of conflict, present the preferred and positive outcome to God – requesting guidance and divine support of this outcome and the universal alignment required to give it form - establishing its reality now by framing all requests with this phrase: “ I affirm and establish now that the (preferred solution) has already been set in motion and will be the manifested result, the final reality - and if not, something better.” AT G. 5.12.2012 SOLUTION FORMING Today let us allow the solution to form and make its way clear – to reveal itself and enable us to process with clarity and peace of mind – knowing all is well. Today let us trust in the good nature of all concerned to come to common ground, to see an appropriate way forward and proceed to resolution and balance through right thinking. Today let us journey on with the solution in hand, growing from the experience and better prepared for the future to meet similar challenges knowing we have moved, together, to a new and fuller understanding – an improved cooperation. AT G. 5.14.2012 Continue reading
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BEYOND THE EXPECTED Let us liven up our lives today, by pushing the boundaries, moving beyond the expected into the adventurous – shaking up the status quo – expanding our preconceived notions with the tingle of stretching the limits. Let us liven up our lives today, ready to feel more, express more, reveal more as we surprise ourselves and others with a new perspective, a wider vision, a more daring approach, reaching out to meet our potential. Let us liven up our lives today, by living them more fully, more mindful of the wonders, not resting until we have all they have to offer and then some – flushed with the pure joy of reaching deep within and far beyond. AT G. 5.9.2012 Continue reading
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It was 2009 when I turned to my wife Ann, conveying to her that I felt called to write a book titled Notes On Enlightenment, based on the inspired thoughts I was receiving, while meditating on my long train commutes into Washington, DC. It is at these moments when having a supportive partner can change your life. She listened, and slowly said to me; "why don't you consider starting with a blog." Blogs, at the time, were gaining in popularity, offering a novel way to have an interactive website. Later the same week, in a related discussion, Ann came up with a name for the blog – offering – “how about Finding God On the Train." Ann was suggesting that a blog would allow me to test the waters, determining the interest in such a spiritual topic. I went to the bookstore, purchased three books that explained how to create a blog. After a slow start, and much floundering, I decided to use an emerging Blog service - TypePad- and over the years my readership has grown beyond my original expectations. At some point since my early 2009 posts, you you may have started reading my Finding God On The Train - Notes On Enlightenment blog posts, either as they were first published on Typepad and also on WordPress, later Facebook, and finally on Twitter. Or you may have started receiving emails of my posts via a free subscription with the now Google-based FeedBurner email service. As I approach the tenth year of Finding God On The Train's blog existence, after publishing 1300 plus, blog posts; having spent a sizeable part of my creative life writing and publishing the spiritual content now available on this blog, I have decided to take a significant step forward, moving from the current open access structure, to a subscription-based membership blog. But as the blog’s audience has expanded, the email and posting infrastructure has bogged down from the sheer volume. And as I investigate more up to date email and posting systems, I realize the expense of offering a quality blog communication system is substantial. I now understand that these early systems, like FeedBurner, although serving their initial purpose, they were not intended to sustain constant expansion. So before making a significant investment maintaining the status quo, I have wondered whether those who have been receiving my automated blog posts and emails on a daily basis over the past decade are still interested and engaged. After much prayer and meditation, I believe it is time for this blog to grow-up and flourish, to see if its current, along with its potential audience might find an increased spiritual benefit and value from a more in-depth and comprehensive blog offering; not only augmenting and expanding on the traditional daily posts, but promoting an interactive environment: offering both collective/group and individual/one on one opportunities to explore, grow, pray, meditate, learn, and enhance an individual's quest for a positive spirituality. I now imagine the Finding God On The Train blog acting as a spiritual hub, featuring an interactive spiritual experience. Likewise, I envision taking on a more active role participating in this effort. To accomplish this, those who wish to join in on this transition will need to sign up for a membership, thus establishing password access to the site, and paying a basic monthly subscription price for access to the site, along with emails of daily posts. If you are interested in exploring this new approach, please send me an email to the email address listed below. g.findgodonthetrainblog@gmail.com When received, I will email you the membership details outlining the registration process, membership options, and a link to the Join FGOTT Membership Site to be hosted by a secure web membership service. So, in early May, the Finding God On The Train blog will make this transition. All past and current blog content access will be for members only. At this point, non-member emails will be discontinued, along with all non-member blog posts. Note that Twitter and Facebook posts will also require password access. Whatever your choice, I am grateful for having the opportunity to share this spiritual journey with you, wishing you continued success in your quest for a positive, personal spirituality. WITH LOVE, G. Continue reading
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It is really discontentment our egos use to spur us on, to get us what the ego thinks is rightfully ours. The trouble with being content is that our egos have an insatiable appetite, often stoked by our sense of lack, along with the fear of not getting our share. What if we could just stop, right here and now, saying - "I am content with what I have, who I am, and where I am in life. I have no need for more, I have all I want right now!" What would it take for us to do this? Is it possible? BEING CONTENT Let us be content with what we have and rejoice in our abundance, recognizing the gifts of a prosperous life have been given to us – providing for us so we may move forward, and live the message we have received. Let us be content with who we are - knowing we are fully prepared to do the work we are called to do – a perfect combination of talents, skills, ability, and positive attitude ready to transform our lives, the lives of others, and the world. Let us be content with where we are - perfectly poised to receive our greatest good, and in return, offer it back multiplied by our vision based in love – back to those who are waiting to receive – waiting to flourish – waiting to be touched. AT G. 5.6.2012 Continue reading
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Our greatest divinely inspired power is our creativity - where we are capable of harnessing the connection of our consciousness with the universal mind of God, reaching into a thought and creating a new form, a new approach, a new solution, a new work of art where none existed previously. The Affirmative Thought below titled Creative Flow offers us a reminder that our conditioned response is not always the best response, and that living on our creative edge brings passion, enthusiasm, and zeal to our lives. CREATIVE FLOW Today allow your creativity to flow without constraint or critique, pushing forward to exhibit and live a life beyond limits or preconceived notions – free to express your passion, your art, your new vision. Today allow your creativity to guide you – inspire you – enthuse you as you tackle the issues of the day seeing each in a new light, with a fresh perspective, knowing you have the inner power to transcend the mundane with creative confidence. Today allow your creativity to expand the possibilities and potentials for your life and the lives of those you love and encounter – expressing your art and talent for living, loving, and being magnificent. AT G. 5.4.2012 Continue reading
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AN OPEN MIND Today embark on this journey with an open mind and a compassionate heart, knowing your contribution is the essential ingredient needed to give meaning to its unfolding – to provide a fresh loving perspective. Today embark on this journey with energy and enthusiasm committed to going the extra mile, fully attentive to the opportunities and possibilities, aware that you are the key to the full potential of this experience – the final touch – the secret ingredient. Today embark on this journey open to the lessons and learning waiting to be discovered, not as an observer, but as a full participant ready to be the hands and feet and heart of God. AT G. 4.26.2012 Continue reading
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GO WITHIN Today seek to maintain your inner balance even when the world is anything but tranquil or serene – go within to your calm center knowing you have the power to extend poise to the fray. Today seek to maintain your inner harmony by incorporating the voices of those impacting you into a new song – a song of powerful cooperation, coordinated action, and synchronicity – assuring all the competing voices will blend and be heard. Today seek to maintain your inner wisdom by listening with your divine mind – knowing all approaches and ideas contribute and are worthy of consideration and reflection – forming a new thought – a fresh perspective. AT G. 4.19.2012 Continue reading
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BEING OF ASSISTANCE Let us be of assistance today to the world – lend a hand, offer a smile, give a word of encouragement, reach out and touch someone’s heart, soothe a hurt, go the extra mile, simply show we care. Let us be of assistance today to ourselves – let go of the fear, doubt, and worry replace it with peace, poise, and purpose – thank ourselves for all we are, all we are capable of handling – recognize, encourage, and praise ourselves for the value we bring to the world and all we do. Let us be of assistance today to God by evolving, expanding, and participating in the positive creation of life - by fostering love, peace, joy, and happiness as the goal of our existence, with heaven on earth as our destination. AT G. 4.17.2012 Continue reading
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OPEN YOUR DAY Open your day to all that life has to offer you – breathe it in, savor it, fully enjoy the experience of living – fresh, vital, perfectly alive just being one with the essence of joy, peace, love, and happiness available. Open your day to all that you have to offer life – your loving kindness, caring, and compassion matched with the enthusiasm and zest for living you bring to each moment – each interaction – igniting the passions of others with your passionate vision of the potential of this day and every day. Open your day to all that God has to offer you – divine guidance, perfect acceptance, and full compassion as a creative partner in becoming more of who you wish to be – were always sure you would be – profoundly want to be. AT G. 4.15.2012 Continue reading
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OUR CREATIONS Our lives are personal creations where we must choose the content, and whether we ourselves will apply the brush strokes of living color, or by default allow others or fate, or circumstance to paint the canvas of our lives. Our lives are our creations – one of a kind, unique works of art – let us return to the easel today prepared to apply our vision of the life we have always been ready to live – with each bold stroke of thick intention let us marvel at our magnificence. Our lives are our creations so let us create ourselves as we were meant to be – born to be – perfect, powerful, and purposeful, overflowing with joy, peace, love, and happiness – ready to reach our true divine potential. AT G. 4.24.2012 Continue reading
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BEING Today let us focus on being rather than becoming – reflecting on and centering ourselves in the strength and substance of the life we now inhabit – knowing we have already arrived. Today let us encourage and support this being by realizing the magnificence and beauty that being offers – a spark of creative genius in physical form – a work of art to exhibit proudly and triumphantly. Today let us be this being – not some dream, or wish, or expectation – not some illusion based on comparison to others – just this wonderful, purposeful, and perfect being – celebrating this being in the world! AT G. 4.20.2012 Continue reading
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CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY Today let us claim responsibility for our lives - accepting that what we conceive within our personal consciousness is reflected in the mirror of our existence – knowing our thoughts and attitudes create our life experience. Today let us claim responsibility for our thoughts – working to deflect the mental chaos, the chaotic chatter, and the egos warnings – replacing them instead with affirmative, positive, loving, and self-empowering thoughts and visions until we imagine a world within, so appealing it takes root in our experience. Today let us claim responsibility for our words, our actions, and our day–to–day interactions with others to ensure only positive, affirming, life-giving energy is conveyed and shared with the world we create and reflect. AT G. 4.14.2012 Continue reading