Lately, I’ve been remembering something I read from Abraham-Hicks. It’s an image that I have thought about from time to time but that now seems to always be at the forefront of my mind. It goes like this:
“A major metaphor that Abraham uses is a fast flowing river that represents the flow of the universe or source. We are all floating on this stream, but the majority of people are fighting against the current. They do not like what is occurring in their lives so they swim upstream instead of simply floating down it. Most of humanity is obsessed with getting upstream. The problem with going against the current is that you will be tired out and beaten up by the fast flowing water. Not going with the flow is at the heart of every negative emotion you feel. When one stops fighting the current and lets the force turn them around and push them downstream, they will feel relief.
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My Crazy Locked-Up Life
“At the same time I sit and write these thoughts, I will myself not to cry as I reflect on what went wrong in my life that inevitably brought me to where I am today. I ponder this for a moment and for maybe the ninth or tenth time in my “new life”, I realize that there is no one to burden with the blame, but myself! I used to excuse my behavior by blaming my mother, saying it was her lack of awareness of my obvious struggles with mental illness and identity disorder. I used to justify my illogical and irrational thinking by saying that because my father was not in the home, that meant he didn’t love me. I even used to say, “Man, nobody understands me!” and that life in the ghetto provided me with no options but to “hand, bang, and slang!” But as I approached true adulthood...and I am speaking of when it’s more about mental and spiritual growth, rather than physical, I came to a sharp, somewhat painful conclusion...none of the things that I had used to justify my downward spiral were anything close to the true story!
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From The Outside
Reasons Prisoners Can Be Thankful
by Stanley Peele
1. That you can read this. And if you can not read it, be thankful that you can hear someone read it to you.
2. That you live in the USA. You may strongly disagree with things that the US government is doing; and you may believe that it is corrupt. Nevertheless, be thankful that you live here.
3. For friends. What is more valuable than a friend? Be thankful to the person that was kind to you.
4. For enemies. They teach great lessons of life. When you understand the lessons, they are no longer enemies.
5. For our legal system. You may have good reason to be upset with the way your case was handled, or upset about the length of your sentence. Yet you have the right to a lawyer, to have a jury, to face your accuser, to know the charge and other rights.
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Books for Prisoners
“I was in prison and you came to me...”
Being incarcerated is not easy for anyone. Many wait for their time to be over without much thought of changing their life. Others become harder, more embittered.
But some prisoners use this time to learn. Learn about themselves, learn about life, learn how to have the life they would prefer.
Many of us who have experienced the difference books can make in our lives would like to share these very inspiring books with prisoners who are asking for help
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Spirit Light Outreach
by Joe Wolfe
Spirit Light Outreach was founded by an ex-prisoner specifically with the intention to deliver spiritual inspiration (free books, etc.,) to prisoners.
Some of the books that are provided include the full
1,300 page original edition of A Course in Miracles. This wonderful message has changed the lives of thousands and thousands of people throughout the world.
Other books we offer are the works of Dr. David R. Hawkins, Gary Renard, Marrianne Williamson, Jon Mundy, Byron Katie and others as well as my own.
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