Should I Doubt My Beliefs?

“It is ok to doubt what you have been taught to believe.” ~Divine Feminine Reawakening

Think back over what you have been taught to believe. It doesn’t necessarily mean religious dogma only–it includes all aspects of your belief system. It could be attitudes and beliefs about money, power, sexism, racism, relationships, careers, love–anything really.

When you think about a subject and what you were taught about it, notice how it makes you feel. Do you get a tightening in your throat or stomach? Do you feel your neck, arms or legs tense? Does it not resonate within you?

If so, you may need to doubt that what you’ve been taught to believe is for your highest good. You may need to examine why you were taught that belief.

Was it out of fear?

Was it out of the feeling of lack?

Was it out of someone’s need to control your life?

Was it out of guilt and shame?

We are not here to control others. We didn’t come here to find the only right path for everyone to follow, and when they don’t, we punish them or coerce them with shame. Fortunately, we each have our very own built-in emotional guidance system that will lead us on our personal path–if we will learn to feel our way. We are here to experience a life full of joy and love. Now, THAT feels good!

Maybe it’s time to reconsider things that you were taught. Maybe it’s time to change some of your beliefs to ones that actually resonate with your soul. When you believe something that makes you feel really good–really alive and vibrant–you are on the right track for YOU! Other’s opinions and beliefs have absolutely nothing to do with you and who you really are!

As long as your beliefs make YOU feel good, with a peaceful mind and heart, they are for your highest good. Never, ever, feel guilty or ashamed to question your beliefs! Appreciate yourself when you search for beliefs that feel good and resonate with your Inner Being!!

Only you can live your life with joy and peace. No one and nothing else will matter in the end. The only thing that matters is that you feel good about you and what you believe!

All is Well!

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~ Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life & Wellness Coach

Making Decisions Summons Life Force!

“Make more decisions in every day. Because a decision is a summoning of life. That’s why a little chaos is good for you, because often you don’t make a decision until you get yourself in a jam. And then, in the middle of the jam, you make a decision, but that decision summons Life Force. Have you ever been a place where you couldn’t quite make up your mind and you just felt sort of limp? ‘Oh, I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.’ And then you decided, and you felt alive again. We want you to know that you’ll never get it done. So don’t approach this from, ‘I gotta get on this’ because you’re not ever going to get it done, anyway. And the other thing we want you to know is, you cannot get it wrong. So, make a decision. Let it flow.” ~Abraham-Hicks, Excerpted from Larkspur, CA on August 16, 1998

I recently received this email quote from my favorite mentor, Abraham-Hicks. What a glorious reason to make decisions!

When we make decisions it actually summons Life Force!

We are reassured that we never get it done and can never get it wrong. So, we can relax in our decisions and just keep making them with the intent of feeling good. We will feel alive and vibrant as we make decisions. That alone should encourage us to make our decisions all day, every day.

Growing up in my family, our religious beliefs were such that there are right and wrong decisions. That decisions could be made that would take us down a dangerous path to destruction. If we didn’t make the exactly right decision, we were in for great misery.

The fear associated with that kind of limiting and paralyzing belief, was destructive in and of itself! If you didn’t get a word from God and He told you what to do, you would be open and vulnerable to the power of the devil. They wanted us to believe that we were so weak and powerless that we really couldn’t make the right decisions for our own lives! We had to be told how to make our own decisions.

It was taught that God was the only one that had a plan for our lives. As if we were his puppets. And, if you missed your path you were doomed. Really?! That we had to have our decisions stamped by his approval. How disempowering is that?

I rarely use the term God when I’m talking about Infinite Intelligence or my Higher Power. That term just doesn’t resonate with me, because the limiting power that is associated with that term from my past. Even though I was taught that God was all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present, I was still taught that there was another power–albeit a lesser power–that I simply had to work hard and fight against lest I succumb to eternal death.

Wait! What?! You’re telling me God is all-powerful, yet you are telling me there another power in the works? They say they are mono-theistic–one God, one Force, one Power–yet if there are two powers fighting each other that is polytheism! Even if one power is greater than the other, it’s still polytheism!

And, please understand there is no Evil Life Force out to get you! Trying to dissuade you from good. The only reason for anything to feel uncomfortable or when you have bad feelings is because you have strayed from your alignment with your Inner Source Energy–your personal Life Force. Life Force is only and always flowing love towards us. It is our resistance to this flow and our resistance to receiving the love and allow it to flow through us–that is our bad feelings. All bad feelings–even to the point of abuse. It’s not some evil force we have to fight!

Fast forward to today. Now that I’ve come to my new understanding and beliefs of the Eternal, All-in-All Non-Physical Life Force, I realized that I’d been lied to all those years when I was taught that I am nothing, I am a worm, I am so unworthy and need to be saved from myself. When I learned that Source Energy–my new term for all eternal goodness–only sees me as perfectly lovely, pure positive energy and is only and always flowing love, appreciation, support and all good things to me 24/7/365 while I live in this body, unbelievable peace and calm swept over me. That I am actually an extension of Source Energy who simply made a decision to focus part of my non-physical energy towards this physical life, and the majority of my non-physical older, wiser, eternal part is still with Source Energy in the non-physical.

That initial decision to focus my attention on the physical, created my life! That decision summoned Life Force. And, here I am today! And, guess what? Here you are, too!! You made the same wonderful decision.

As we see things in this life that we don’t want, it gives us the opportunity to know exactly what we do want. Those decisions are constantly summoning Life Force. We know what we do want by how we think it will make us feel if we receive it. It feels good. We know we want to feel good and deciding to want one thing verses something else, summons Life Force. We actually become the very thing we want! We have created new life that has never existed before!

When we notice what we want is not present, we are focusing on the lack of what we want. And, that feels bad. It feels bad, because we are not keeping up with the new person we have just become. We are not keeping up with the Life Force we just summoned.

So, how do we get back on track to feeling good in the wanting of something pleasurable?

How do we keep up with the Life Force we just summoned?

How do we keep up with who we have become when we expanded into this new person?

We make more decisions!

When we hem-and-haw, weighing all the pros and cons it stifles our Life Force. It slows the creative expansion way down. It feels sluggish and disempowering. It makes us feel old and haggard. It saps the Life Force right out of us.

Of course, some decisions take time to make. There are gestation periods of making decisions, but when you come from the mindset of wanting to feel good, your decision-making process is made easier. When you are in alignment with who you really are and who you have become when you wanted something, your path is lit up to help you make your decisions.

Source is always shining light on your path–and there are multiple paths for you to choose. They are neither good or bad, right or wrong. When we are aligned in our thoughts about wanting to simply feel good, we will choose thoughts that are in alignment with how Source thinks about the same subject at the same time.

If you are in a place of feeling bad, you are just out of alignment with how Source views the subject at the same time. If you would reach for a better-feeling thought, you would align yourself and your path would light up! The decision you need to make will seem easy and pleasurable.

You cannot make a good-feeling decision from a point of feeling bad. If you are laboring over a decision, give it a rest. Distract yourself with some subject that brings you relief and peace and harmony. Once you are in that place of pure alignment and are in line with the thoughts of Source, then enter the arena of decision-making.

When you are happy and feeling good, that alignment is like a huge light switch. Your path is lit up and you see the choices before you. Any of them are good opportunities. Any of them are possibilities. You see things you appreciate in each choice. So, just make a decision! Congrats! You just summoned Life Force!

Be happy with the choice you made. You are now ripe for a new adventure! You can now move forward with happy thoughts regarding your decision, knowing that Life Force is supporting you, sending you love and appreciation, clarity and ease–just as it always does. You feel good. No, you feel great! There is great anticipation and excitement as you move forward. The next decision seems to be easier to make. And the next. And the next. But, only when you remain in the state of feeling good.

Don’t let yourself and your mind get sidetracked. When you feel yourself veering off the path of feeling good, make a decision to steer yourself back to good-feeling thoughts. See? Right there, you just summoned more Life Force!

Make a decision to be happy–summoning Life Force. Make a decision to feel good and make the decision to keep it your top priority–summoning Life Force. From your happy-place, decision-making isn’t near as difficult as we tend to make it. Realize that we will never get it done, because we are eternal beings. This isn’t our last rodeo!

Realize we will never get it wrong–there are always new choices to move us along the course of the our path. Always new opportunities.

There are always new decisions to make that will summon Life Force!

All is Well!

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Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life & Wellness Coach

 

 

My Selfish Joy and Gratitude!

LYF so you can live joy

This morning I was pondering things I’m grateful for as I sat on the front porch sipping my coffee.  This is a pretty typical start to my day.  It is a very conducive environment to revel in gratitude and really feel joyful.

I was thinking about how wonderful it is to feel the freedom and peace of mind to simply know that I have everything within me to live a joyful life.  I need no outside influence.  There are no circumstances that can take my joy.  There is no person who can steal my joy.  No religious dogma can squelch my joy.  My joy is mine alone!  Because it’s who I truly am.  How can you not be grateful for that?!

I came to this physical world to use the creative powers given to me by the universe.  I came to this life to see how much fun I could have.  I came to this life to express the joy of experiencing Source Energy.

This kind of thinking used to be completely foreign to me.  I wasn’t raised to think so highly of myself.  I was raised to think I was totally separated from my Source, from God.  My condition was broken and destitute.  The religious dogma I was taught said I am a worm, unworthy of God’s attention and love, unless, I cried out to God in my pain and sorrow and accepted that I was absolutely broken and needed someone else to save me from myself.  It was a gruesome picture of torture, blood, hatred and death.  The devil was always out to get me and if I wasn’t careful, I’d commit the unpardonable sin—whatever that was!

My life in that religious sect was so emotional and full of fear.  I was always in tears, because it was a constant battle to fight off the evil forces trying to get me to sin.  The church taught me that God was all-powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere present, so I was always afraid he would catch me in a sin and then I would die and go directly to hell.  It seemed I had to work so hard to find peace of mind and spirit.  What little peace I could muster certainly never was lasting, because another temptation would come along that I would succumb to and the cycle of tears, guilt and shame would start all over again.

When I made the decision to leave that religious organization after many years of studying the inconsistencies, misinterpretations, lies and canonization of their sacred text, I gained a knowing that I was loved, unconditionally, by a way bigger God that I had created by believing their dogmas to be true.  Certainly there are positive principles contained in all sacred texts, and do I want to glean from those.

I realized that God was all-good, all-kind, all-loving and wanted the very best for me just the way I was!  That I was part and parcel with that Source Energy I always called God.  I emanated directly from Source and was, inside, Source Energy!  No fixing or saving required.

I know, now, that there is only one Force in the universe—that of Well-Being—and It is always, always, always flowing toward me!  The key is to allow Its flow.  And, that feels really good!  Even joyful!

When I resist Its flow, I feel really, really bad.  And that sucks!  This distance between feeling good and feeling bad became my indicator that my connection to Source is the only thing important in life, because it’s what creates that awesome feeling of peace of mind.

My realization that there in only One Source and Power—not a good and evil Source which creates a duality of power—I relaxed into more allowance of receiving the love of my inner Source.

The more I relax and realize that I AM Source on the inside, I gain amazing peace of mind and joy that I’d never experienced during my religious affiliation.  When my beliefs about myself and my spiritual condition changed, so did my connection to my inner Source which was changing my outer experience.  Peace came and has stayed.  We’re becoming quite the friends!

I’m certainly not saying, that religious people cannot be connected to their inner Source.  Of course they can.  Anyone can connect at any given moment.  But with all the rules and regulations that come with believing dogmas, it’s just a little more difficult.  If that path leads you to inner, lasting peace—then I say, go for it!  I’m not here to tell you what path to take.  I’m just saying, most dogmas require their followers to believe their way is the only way—the only path—and that can lead to judgmental attitudes and separation from others.  At least, it was true in my experience.

When I released those dogmas, it was like taking off the blinders from my eyes and I started to enjoy the company of so many more people who thought and believed differently than I had.  My eyes were opened with new understanding that everyone was beautiful.  Everyone emanates from Source—everyone IS Source—inside.  Now, there are those who resist Source and that resistance appears like what we would call evil, but it’s simply their cry for love.

I believe we are either expressing love or asking for love.  Some folks are really good at expressing love and they are awesome to be around.  And some folks are asking for love, but they’re very ignorant of how to ask for it.  They may ask for love in very hurtful ways—even to the point of abuse or participating in death.  They don’t remember that everything they need for a joyful and happy life is right where they left it–Inside!

Under all their anger and hatred, they are scared little children crying out for love.  They have resisted Source’s love from their inner being for so long, that they are blinded to who they really are.  They have forgotten that they, themselves, are a complete and full expressions of Source Energy’s love.  They’ve forgotten they are here for a joyful life.  They’ve listened and learned to hate those choosing a different path from their own.

At every moment, we have the opportunity to receive and give love—to allow the flow of love or to resist the flow of love.  I desire to be in that place of allowing my inner Source to experience an abundance of love all around me.  As I give and receive love, I radiate that love with vibrations that positively affect my world.

Because we are all connected eternal Energy, how we choose to allow or resist Source affects all others.  The vibrational expression of Source, or the resistance thereof, affects everyone and Nature itself.  When we allow the flow of our Well-Being, we are also allowing vibrational tugs towards others’ Well-Being.

The absolute best thing we can do for ourselves and our world is to realize that our connection and oneness with Source is the only thing that matters.  We must be selfish enough to make our connection to Source our top priority, because we cannot help others when we, ourselves, are in resistance to the flow of Well-Being.

I was always taught selfishness was wrong and sinful.  That we must always put others before ourselves, but I now understand how ass-backwards that thinking is.  I realized that I cannot give something away that I do not possess.  If I want to serve others, I must have served myself first.  No matter how much we do for others, supposedly because it will make them happy—they will never truly be happy until they make their own connection to Source paramount.  There is no satisfying others.  Their joy and happiness is their responsibility—it cannot come from you!

When we feel bad it is just our indicator that the inner Self is that good!  Our inner Self will not ever waver from believing we are perfect, pure light and love!  The Self who we really are will never lower Itself to the bad feelings of where we may be right now.  It is ever calling us to come up higher!  It is our job to simply feel our way to Source.  For us to accomplish we must begin thinking better-feeling thoughts every day.  The better we feel the more connected we are to Source and each other.

We are eternally Source Energy!  Let’s make our connection to our Inner Source Energy our highest priority and watch what amazing changes we can make in our world.  We came from non-physical into the physical to express joy and fun and ease and love.  With connection comes clarity.  With clarity comes the unfolding of our path.  And our path is always individual.  No two paths are ever the same.  Our path is never to follow another’s path.

Let’s begin remembering who we really are.  Our inner Self is calling us to our Source.  Our inner Self is calling our physical selves to live in gratitude with joy and playfulness!

Affirm today:  I am so happy and grateful that I AM SOURCE and my connection is the most beautifully selfish thing I can do for myself and others!

I love you….

Dream – Grow – Live!!

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~Mary Ann Pack

YOUR Life & Wellness Coach

PS:  If you are struggling with finding peace of mind and joy, please feel free to contact me at maryannpackcoaching@gmail.com.  Your questions and thoughts are important to me.

PPS:  I have found that Abraham-Hicks‘ teaching is very helpful in discovering and remembering who we really are.  Visit their website or search for their videos on YouTube.  When I was ripe for learning, Abraham came to teach me.   Maybe it’s your teachable time!  Best of all–there are plenty ways to learn for free. 🙂

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