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Shelley Klammer
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Anticipatory Fear "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Fear is defined in the dictionary as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something dangerous is likely to cause pain or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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"The negativity bias is the notion that even when of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature (e.g. unpleasant thoughts, emotions, or social interactions; harmful/traumatic events) have a greater effect on one's psychological state and processes than neutral or positive things. In other words, something very positive will generally... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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I keep a "Focusing Journal" where I regularly listen to my body's wisdom. I feel that daily Focusing tunes me up as a therapist and grounds me into my body. It also helps me to be a more compassionate human being. I have been studying Inner Relationship Focusing for many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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"Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough." ~ Brene Brown "How do I heal the "not good enough" wound? How do I love myself?" These questions come up so frequently in therapy sessions, I thought I would share a brief list of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Softening to Emotional Pain “If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain—in time you will move through your pain.” ~ Bryant McGill It is so challenging to "sit with" emotional pain until it reveals its story. Yet, to feel peace within, we must... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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We do not always know what is best for our growth. Because our ego is split into parts, with various factions competing to get differing emotional needs met, we cannot always perceive our own best interests. When we follow our (ego) self-will we will make many mistakes. But, this will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace." "Without support we will fail" said Lao Tzu. Take comfort, that every step that you take toward emotional healing is celebrated in the spiritual world. Read... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace. In our humanness, we can get lost in dysfunction for periods of time, but we are never without spiritual support and comfort. Whenever we ask for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace." At the end of the Workbook, we are left without a book to guide us, and we are invited listen within to follow our own unique... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace." When we join with the spiritual world we are helped to emotionally heal. As we ask our spiritual Source to take the pain out of our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace." Sometimes, we are meant to rest in restorative presence with a tranquil and open mind. This in itself heals our nervous system and calms the world.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Peace to me, and peace to my brothers and sisters, who are all one with me. Let all the world be blessed with peace through us." When we learn to love ourselves first, we overflow with love for others. When we allow life to unfold as it must, and tend... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Spirit's answer is some form of Peace. All of my pain is healed, and all of my misery is replaced with Joy. All limitations fall away, and I understand that what I thought was sin was only a mistake." When we realize that we grow into who we are meant... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"My every call to Spirit is heard and answered. I can be sure of this: Spirit's answer is the only one that I want." Breathing deeply, sitting still, or laying down with arms open to Spirit is often all that is needed for an emotion to release. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Truth answers my every call to Spirit. It responds first with miracles for me to perceive, then It returns me to full awareness of what I am meant to extend." Because we are so easily caught in patterns of defense from childhood, our muscle of love and kindness can become... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Sickness is only another name for guilt; healing is another name for Spirit. The miracle is my connection to Spirit." We often blame other people for hurting us. Unsourced by Spirit, we demand other people give us emotional support. Yet, secretly, we feel unworthy of support because we are unwilling... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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'There is no end to the peace, joy and miracles that I will extend when I accept Creator's word. I accept it today." When we stay determined to keep our heart open, the lower energies of fear dissipate, and higher healing energies enter. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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With my Higher Mind, I stand in peace and certainty of purpose. My Creator is in me." When our individuality merges with the flow of Creation, self-judgment and shame ceases. Spontaneous gratitude and self-cherishing ignites. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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For "My eyes, my tongue, my hands, my feet today, have but one purpose; to be given to Creation to use to bless the world with miracles." To get back to our spiritual essence, we must learn how to love ourselves first. When we feel psychologically strong enough, we know... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Judgment and love are opposites. From judgment comes all the sorrows of the world. But from love comes the peace of Creation." Judgments intensify emotional pain because they create feelings of lack. Judgmental thoughts, left unchecked, creates the need to dull, distract or tune out anxiety. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"The innocence that I perceive is my guide to peace; the sin that I perceive is my guide to pain. Whatever I choose to perceive in others, I will perceive in myself." When we stay powerfully present to the intensity of our separation-induced anxiety, we become imbued with a quality... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Miracles mirror Creation's eternal Love. To offer miracles is to remember Spirit. Through our connection with Spirit, we save the world." Once we learn how to kindly soften our separate ego structure, we can flow with life as it is. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Today I let Divine vision look upon all things for me and judge them not, but give each one a miracle of love instead." It is possible to engage, heart to heart, with everyone we meet. Seeing through the ego mire to the truth of each soul is truly a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"I have no cause for anger or for fear, for You surround me. And in every need that I perceive, your grace suffices me." Spiritual grace arises when we stop wanting our experiences to change. Aligning with the flow of life recalibrates our nervous system towards trust. Read More... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"Anger must come from judgment. Judgment is the weapon I would use against myself, to keep the miracle away from me." Judgment of our negative emotions intensifies anger and propels the need to do intensive psychological work. If we could remain continuously attentive to our inner sensations without judging them,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles