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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Heart-opening Suggestions

Heart-opening Suggestions

Are you someone who is feeling a desire to live more open-heartedly? Or maybe you're having experiences of more open-heartedness and are feeling a bit disoriented by them?

As I'm often asked for some spiritual guidance in these situations, I thought I'd write some suggestions up here, for whatever value you might glean. Feel free to comment and add your own experiences and/or suggestions!

These are NOT in order of importance or time-priority or simplicity, just random order.

Put your attention on your heart area whenever you think of doing so. 

Imagine, remember, or feel now, appreciating something. That vibe brings coherence to your physical and energetic "hearts," according to the HeartMath Institute's research.

Place your hand on your heart.

Imagine your breathing goes in and out of your heart itself. 

All four of those can be done separately or combined mix-and-match. They are no big deal: you can do them anytime, anyplace, for as long as you wish: several seconds to several minutes. And just notice what happens, as you do.

Lying down, on your back, you or someone else can hold a pendulum (small object on a string or chain several inches long) steady over your heart area and just watch what it does. Ideally it will swing in a circle several inches wide, clockwise from the point of view of the hand. Any other pattern indicates incoherent heart energy, and will, if the pendulum is held for awhile, tend to normalize in that direction. As it does, you might experience emotions, memories, spontaneous body movements, so be prepared to allow all that to move through you like a wave, not holding onto any of it. The force of healing knows what it's doing, and you haven't a clue.

You can do that as often as you like, for as long as you like.

Begin to intend to become aware of which feelings/emotions you are experiencing in your heart area. Is that where you experience love? What else: grief, heart-ache, longing, sadness, regret, forgiveness? Just become more aware.

If you read and search around, you will find many guided meditations available in print and audio and video formats to cultivate heart-opening; experiment with them and find the ones you experience as most useful -- and expect the most useful ones to change over time, as your heart becomes more open, more "intelligent" in its natural functioning, and you move to the next stage of development. 

Find people you regard as living open-heartedly and hang out with them. You'll learn a lot and be changed a lot just by their transmission and your own "osmosis" -- the way we learn as children, mostly by subconscious observing and imitation. You can also converse with them and learn that way too. 

A variation on this is to be around animals and/or children that you find heart-activating. This goes also for movies, videos, books, artworks, and music, etc. Just notice and experience and welcome and explore, your responses.

If you're into it, ask your Guides, Angels, Spirit-healers, for help in having a more healthy, natural heart-chakra, (or whatever words you use for your own intention) and follow their guidance. Your intention itself, and also their guidance, will generate the impulses that if you follow them, will bring the best resources and experiences to you. 

You might "contemplate" "open heart" (or whatever your own phrase is), just by keeping your attention on the phrase for some minutes, and write down or speak-record whatever insights arise for you. 

You might also "inquire" on your own questions or beliefs about heart, in the same way. (The difference is that contemplation has a shorter object of attention, and is somewhat more meditative. These two powerful modes of spiritual growth are described at length in Adyashanti's book The Way of Liberation.)

For example, does being open-hearted mean to you only having more compassion? Does it mean only being kinder? Does it mean only "feeling loving" more often? What else might it mean to you? Explore the delights of many new meanings and experiences.

If you find it useful, you can create experiences of the standard colors of the heart chakra (green, pink, gold) and/or you can use images that you find heart-activating, whether they are symbols or pictures, or even stories you read. Maybe a piece of jewelry that hangs from a necklace over your heart, reminding you to attend there, or which even activates your heart energy.

A very important "practice" of heart-opening is to be sure to allow your own heart its full expression. Act on heart-impulses when you feel them, if you deem that OK for your and others' well-being. The results might be unexpectedly delightful or unpleasant, but you'll be learning how to live with a stronger heart energy in this world. Part of this practice is to get clearer and clearer over time, about what your own intention is: what way do you want to be living, with respect to your heart?

Another practice, which you might need some guidance from a spiritual counselor for, is exploring the current relationship of your heart chakra to your other chakras. Which ones are inhibiting which ones, and how could the interactions among them all, be encouraged to become more free-flowing, open, healthy? In this regard, you might explore some Tantra teachings which can help integrate heart energy and sexual energy.  

Check your posture. Can't easily keep an open heart chakra when your chest is all contracted, when you're hunched forward. Work on retraining, keeping your whole body relaxed, including stomach, throat, and heart areas. That will probably bring up a lot of "shadow" material to heal ! Be sure to get professional help if you need it.

Most of us have unnaturally closed hearts to protect us from re-experiencing overwhelming unpleasant, painful feelings or memories, and prevent those in the now and future. If you decide to live more open-heartedly, you might want to get some professional support for healing this often-intense stuff from this life and past lives.

It might not be true that we should all live with totally open heart chakras. Perhaps the optimal is that there be no blocks to living with a heart chakra which is free to use its natural Divine Intelligence as to when and where it is more or less open or closed. Perhaps a heart can get "stuck" closed, or even "stuck" open; both situations would be not-optimally healthy and natural.

I've previously described my own views of what a healthy and unhealthy heart chakra looks like in a person's life; here is a summary:


Heart
Fourth Chakra





 Some indications of healthy heart chakra:

Love, connection, caring, relating, belonging. The sense of loving life, the external world, and one's own body. Ability to embrace, to nurture, to protect. All the flavors of human love. Love as a state of Being, not just a human emotion: unconditional love.























Unhealthy heart chakra shows up in life like this:

Playing the martyr, neediness, emotional unavailability, sense of isolation or disconnection, emotional shielding or numbness. Hating life, the world, one's body. Feeling unworthy. Protection against emotional pain, criticism.

However, it's really best not to have pre-conceived ideas of what your own healthier, more open, more activated heart-chakra functioning will look like or be experienced like. That would severely limit the possibilities for developing the unutterable beauty and majesty of your own unique heart's expression in the world.

Comments are invited, about your own questions, experiences, and suggestions!


by Rev. Alia Aurami, Ph.D., Head Minister, Amplifying Divine Light in All Church
"Amplifying Divine Light in All" is a completely independent church fostering empowerment of people to co-create loving, thriving God-realized lives, and wellbeing for everyone, on a clean, peaceful Earth.
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This article and our providing/presenting it are therefore a central and essential part of our exercise and practice of our religion. 
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Friday, January 10, 2014

"Affairs are now soul-size"

This is so awesome, I had to share it. This so articulates that all of life is sacred, and why this is a sacred time in earth's history and humanity's history. Our church has some theological differences from the views expressed and implied, but nonetheless we find this uplifting, energizing, and inspiring:

“A SLEEP OF PRISONERS”, from the play with that title, by Christopher Fry, 1951

“The human heart can go to the lengths of God.
Dark and cold we may be, but this
Is no winter now. The frozen misery
Of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move;
The thunder is the thunder of the floes.
The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring.
Thank God our time is now when wrong
Comes up to face us everywhere,
Never to leave us ‘til we take
The longest stride of soul men ever took.
Affairs are now soul size.
The enterprise is exploration into God.
Where are you making for? It takes
So many thousand years to wake,
But will you wake for pity’s sake?”

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Astral Plane/Fourth Dimension

The Nature and Importance of the
Fourth Dimension/Astral Plane


Note: As with everything I write, but especially so in this paper, it is sheer speculation for heuristic and stimulative/catalytic purposes, rather than being an attempt to set forth something which has been validated in some way.



Fourth dimension, higher dimensions, astral plane, ghosts  -- these are all terms tossed around and of interest to many people. As a minister I have developed my own model for understanding of what all that is about, and I find it very helpful for people, as they develop spiritually, to also develop a model for understanding of some new experiences they are having as their awareness expands and starts to include phenomena which are different and can be disconcerting.

Summary points
I would like readers to take away at least these two insights:
1.    Just because something is seemingly beyond our ordinary reality does NOT guarantee it is benevolent.
2.    Don’t get too fascinated by 4-d phenomena. There is “more.” As one develops spiritually, the “more” becomes part of the reality one is aware of.

Dimensions/Planes vs The “All”

Yet, understanding is mental, and the map is not the territory; the territory itself is The Ineffable “what is.” It is a mite strange to carve a seamless reality up into “dimensions” and when I use the term, I am using it as a somewhat arbitrary model or framework of understanding; I am not referring to something obvious which everyone would agree is “real.”
It is closer to the truth to realize that everything is “in” all dimensions at all times, so separating reality conceptually does violence to the Wholeness, and should not be taken literally. Nothing happens in just one dimension; everything happens in all dimensions simultaneously. Likewise, we all have “identities” on each dimension, and they are a seamless Whole, as well.

Uses of this Speculative Description

The usefulness of describing different dimensions is merely as a guide to people who are starting to have unusual experiences, as their awareness expands to include more of what is always already present. For the mind to have even some kinds of labels, and hints at connections, can save a person from feeling unpleasantly disoriented, and can facilitate their quality of life during spiritual growth/expanding awareness.
It’s also important to not limit our spiritual growth once we encounter and have some facility with, our 4th dimensional selves and experiences. Unfortunately, this is all too common; people don’t realize they can go further! That’s another reason I include the list below, as these are examples of limited awareness we don’t have to stay within.
It is a challenge to try to talk about all this without going into my entire cosmology but I’ll give it a go! Questions, challenges, are welcome in the Comments!

What Are “Dimensions?”

Briefly, the “dimensions” can be thought of as in a spectrum of densities, or frequencies of vibration of matter-energy.  The “higher” ones are less dense, or faster frequencies, and are associated with expanded consciousness associated with spiritual development.  In other words, frequencies or densities correspond with phases along the spiritual line of development.
Our ordinary world can be loosely termed the “third dimension” and we won’t here go into the complexity of what first and second might consist of! Different models do include those, including some of what I am putting into the 4th dimension, in my model. Our ordinary world includes physical objects, plus thoughts and feelings, everything associated with ordinary human awareness.

What I call the 4th dimension includes many experiences and phenomena, listed below, but for now, let’s just call it where ghosts are “located.” It is very close to our ordinary human consciousness and reality.

Within it, there seem to be many sub-divisions or gradations or points on the spectrum of frequencies; the number posited by different people varies greatly. There also seem to be interface layers to both the 3rd and 5th dimensions, which have special transitional properties, enabling the blending of identities and realities within these different bands of “dimensions.”

There are phenomena which are experienced only on one dimension or another, but truly everything is in all dimensions, so calling something an astral plane phenomenon is just a matter of emphasis.

Also in our ordinary human awareness, we experience nothing, I believe, which has not been “stepped down” through the astral plane which acts as a transformer. In fact, that’s what each dimension does, it steps down (or up) the frequencies of the energies from the dimension above.

Identities and Dimensions

What is ON these dimensions is challenging to describe, but in my model, we all have an identity on each dimension. Think of this as “your embodiment” and “your soul” and that gives you the basic idea. Each identity is distinct and can "speak" and "operate" as an "I" yet they are One across dimensions and One with all other identities within Awareness as such. Each identity (layer of a Self) expands in scope of awareness as we move up dimensions.
So for any given purpose, we can "come from" or "focus from" any of those dimensional identities.
Obviously, our various dimensional identities are not always in our ordinary human awareness; specifically, 3rd dimensional identity and 4th dimensional identity can be relatively ignorant of their higher “selves” and believe themselves to be separate totally independent Beings, instead of just “differentiated/individuated/unique/distinct” Beings.

On the astral plane, there are mental and emotional and somewhat “physical” bodies but they are all less substantial than in our ordinary reality.

In my model, the 5th D self is completely transparent to and has full access to and moves as One with, all ITS higher D selves, it just has a more specific scope of awareness than the higher-D “selves.”

Examples from Culture

For a good glimpse of what 4th D identities are like, check out the movie “What Dreams May Come” and “Ghost” and “Just Like Heaven” and “Ghost Town.” All contain considerable inaccuracies though, about what the 4th dimension is really like, although people can have widely differing experiences in their astral plane identity, because compared to our normally stable reality, what is experienced as “reality” in 4-d is much more mutable and variable depending on individual differences.
Here is a critique of a number of movies which portray the 4th Dimension, by someone who says she knows a lot about it: http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/real-ghost-movies-realistic/

Astral Plane and Dualism/Separation Illusion

The identities on this plane can be still within dualistic thinking, iow, they are subject to the illusion of good and evil, they are NOT necessarily enlightened or awake. They CAN be beyond the illusion; they can be well into the enlightenment process, but there are plenty of identities on this plane who are NOT.
Every one of us humans has an identity on this plane. 
It is a plane of greater "powers" than our ordinary 3-dimensional consciousness, and "work" on this plane can indeed affect powerful changes/miracles in our ordinary-perceived reality -- for good OR for ill, depending on who is doing the work.
(However, even benevolently-intentioned "white magic" type of work lacks the "whole-systems" integrated perspective available on the higher planes, and often can have unanticipated and undesired consequences, so it is like playing with fire, in some ways.)
We also each have identities on the further-"up" dimensions, higher vibrational, less physical, whatever metaphor one wants to use. Those identities are all in nondual, enlightened, awakened consciousness. They are what we normally call our "higher self." Shamans very rarely are aware of or work within this plane, as far as I have heard and experienced. 
Therefore, a 5th D "self" and above is beyond duality because its scope of awareness is vaster than ordinary human and than a 4th-D identity. 

Shamanism and Astral Plane

Shamanism as I conceive of it deals mostly with the astral plane, and shamanic travels to realms and worlds within that plane (such as nature spirits, animal guides, etc.) and occasionally higher than that plane (angels, galactic consciousnesses, planetary identities, etc.) The shamans travel out of their ordinary human consciousness via methods like chanting, drumming, or drugs; they do not usually abide in nondual awareness in their own astral plane identity, though I think some do.


In contrast to our ordinary “Three-dimensional plane,” the astral plane is

Not bound by gravity
Not bound by space-time
Can mind-read
Can’t ‘die’
Usually in awareness of past lives
Not bound by the laws of physics, chemistry, biology and psychology, so reality varies a lot more depending on the individual
Experienced reality changes far more rapidly in response to changes in consciousness
Emotions are deeper, feel more real and more vast. Hard to underestimate the significance of this difference.
Illusions tend to be about one’s identity ( e.g. I am defective) or about one’s relationship to “God” or the Ultimate (e.g. God has abandoned me.)
Experience and communication are less in language and mental concepts, more in just “getting”


In contrast to the Fifth Dimension, the Astral Plane is

Subject to duality-illusions of separation, good-evil
Identity is not always wider than the individual identity/astral-plane embodiment, not always abiding in Oneness-identity; identity is not as wide in scope
Closer to space-time
More in concepts and language
Bodies are more definite in shape
Beings are experienced (by themselves and others) as HAVING siddhis/powers rather than their powers being part of their “isness.”

Phenomena and Behaviors which are IMO primarily related to the Astral Plane

Acupuncture
Archetypes
Astral travel and projections
Astrological influences
Auras that most psychic people see
Bardo, Purgatory
Bioenergetics (the field of study)
Bi-location
Chakras as perceived by most people who are aware of them
Chi/Ki energies and their uses and experiences
Collective emotions, collective shadow, “collective unconscious”
Deities who appear in visions to people
Deity Mysticism
Demons and devils
Devas, collective souls of animal species
Dreams which have an unusual quality of reality and “experience”
Drumming, whirling, chanting, as state-altering behaviors
Empaths
Extra-terrestrial beings/lifeforms/species (some of them, not all of them are 4-D)
Ghosts
Gods and Goddesses
Guides, Guardian Angels (but some angel experiences are 5-d, I think)
Hell, Heaven experiences
Higher Self, as some people use the term
Highly Sensitive Persons
Homeopathy
Hunches
Inspirations of creative art, music, etc. are often from astral plane
Intuition
Kinesiology (muscle testing)/biokinesiology
Kundalini energy
Law of Attraction, work with “Intention”
Levitation and “walking through walls or on water”
Mantra-reciting
Martial Arts
Mediumship
Meridian energies (Nadis are probably 5th-dimensional energy channels in our bodies)

Nature mysticism (“One with Nature” or with a part of Nature)
Nature spirits (fairies, leprechauns, etc. etc.)
Near-death experiences
Ninjas
Numerological influences
Out-of-body experiences
Precognition
Psychic healing (as distinguished from spiritual healing) (involves merging of mental and emotional bodies on astral plane)
Psychic reading (as distinguished from 5th D “just knowing”) (involves merging of mental and emotional bodies on astral plane)

Psycho-kinesis
Remembrance of “past lives”
Remote mind-control
Remote viewing
Reports of “between-life” experiences and planning
Shamanic journeys
Shapeshifting
Some of the Channeled Entities
Soul contracts
Soul retrieval work
Souls (as distinguished from Spirits such as Angels)
Spirits that “possess” people
Synchronicities
Tarot and other “divination” tools
Telepathy viewed as mind-to-mind of separate entities
Totem animals
UFO and ET phenomena, a lot of them, not all, some are probably 5-d
Underworld
Vampires
Visions of religious figures, encounters with them, communications with them
Voodoo effects
Vulcan Mind-meld (merging of mental and emotional bodies on astral plane)
White and black magic
Zombies

Functions of the Astral Plane

The 4th dimension gets a bad rap because it is the location of black magic and “evil spirits” but just like our ordinary so-called 3-d world, it is simply part of the structure of reality, and we cannot exist without it, as I see the matter. It is simply one of the dimensions on which “I” exist. A great deal of what we consider “good” comes from it, too, as you can see from the list.
As our identities expand out of the merely human “I” our identity WILL come to include our 4thdimensional selves/aspects, and that is simply something which the human self learns to embrace and cope with, because it is natural.

The Crucial Role of Astral Plane Shadows and Healing

A great deal of our “shadow” actually resides, IMO, not in our human subconscious, but in our astral plane selves. The thoughts and emotions of the astral plane are experienced as far more “real” and strong/intense than any experience within the human mind aspect of ourselves. And they influence us far more widely and deeply than human-level experiences. They are actually a CONTEXT in which influences on a particular human embodment happen. In other words, they actually set and influence pre-birth, gestation, birth, and post-birth experiences.  
Therefore we will never fully understand how we are who we are, unless we take into account our “astral-plane psychology,” or what we might for shorthand call our past-life psychology: the beliefs and self-images we have played out in many lives and continue to play out in these characters on this stage. In that sense, psychology based within a single lifetime can never be complete nor as powerful as it might be. One needs to understand the “soul-level illusions” being carried, and have those become dissolved. (Soul-level illusions will be the subject of a future paper I write.)

I cannot overemphasize the importance of dealing with 4-D shadow-consciousness in healing ourselves. Psychology cannot begin to address the deepest level on which we have things that can be and need to be healed if we are to function as the healthiest humans possible, whatever stage of development we are in, but especially at the more mature stages.

Therefore, the "astral-plane" healing modalities listed above are far from trivial; I do not "dismiss" anything just because it is mainly or only fourth-dimensional. Trans-personal psychological healing modalities and many of the activities and approaches listed above, are the ONLY ways to approach full healing of our fourth-dimensional illusions/shadows. They are absolutely necessary and crucially important, and need to be utilized fully -- and very carefully, because of their extra potential for introducing shall we say super-human malevolence into our lives. They also are the ONLY ways of introducing super-human benevolence, too, and IMO the ONLY ways to heal certain shadow stuff which ordinary psychology cannot begin to address. 

Lots of times we believe we have "healed" something via medical methods, or via psychological methods, but unless we have healed the astral-plane aspect of whatever the condition or problem was, we are not fully healed, and it will just manifest again in our experience, perhaps in some other way. Complete healing of anything, requires healing every level and aspect of it. So in the concept of "holistic," I would add, the inclusion of our astral-plane selves, including the feelings and beliefs held by that aspect/level of our full multi-dimensional Selves.



Comments, reflections, suggestions for improvement, invited! Be sure to read any comments posted below.

I am offering this purely as a brainstorm, for whatever usefulness we might make of it together to think within this model. On the level of practical usefulness for me as a minister in counseling the folks I deal with, this model has proved a extremely useful for understanding and dealing with the phenomena and experiences in THEIR worldspace.

by Rev. Alia Aurami, Ph.D., Head Minister, Amplifying Divine Light in All Church
"Amplifying Divine Light in All" is a completely independent church fostering empowerment of people to co-create loving, thriving God-realized lives, and wellbeing for everyone, on a clean, peaceful Earth.
Our main religious purpose and mission is to amplify the Divine Light in everyone. When you read this article, you will agree or disagree with its various points, and then you will know more about what is true for you. Knowing more of your own Truth amplifies your Divine Light. Thus providing/presenting this article is one way for us to accomplish our purpose and mission. 
This article and our providing/presenting it are therefore a central and essential part of our exercise and practice of our religion. 
None of the contents herein are claimed as absolute truth. They represent one possible perspective which might prove useful for you.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Words for Life: List of Life-Enhancing Words



  
WORDS  FOR  LIFE


List of Positive Words I Find Life-enhancing --
Words for Unlimited Longevity into the 21st Century



We invite your comments and responses and especially, your additions!


This list is a tool I developed to help me live an unlimitedly long, healthy, and happy life in full realization of all that I Am spiritually and in every other way. We at our church offer it to be helpful to you, also.


Ways to Use This List

Sometimes I just pick a word and contemplate what it means for my life at that moment. This is the "angel card" use of this list: to get meaningful messages.

If I pick a word "randomly" with a question or issue in mind, sometimes the word creates a breakthrough of understanding or help for me. This is the "oracle" use of the list.

Sometimes I pick a word for the day to contemplate all day, to saturate my consciousness with and see what it would mean in my life every moment of the day.

Sometimes I start with one word and just brainstorm or free-associate other words that come to me in the moment that feel related. If I write this list, sometimes the whole list is a meaningful "message."

I use these words as I talk and write, and I refrain from using other words. This amazingly reduces worry, complaining, guilt, blame, and stress.

I think about a particular concept in this list, and what I want in my life and in my self with respect to it.

Just reading or browsing this list creates positive, life-enhancing biochemicals in the body!

Thinking about or contemplating or even meditating on any of the concepts increases the life-enhancing effect greatly.

Sometimes I focus on a word and really get into the experience of what the word refers to; I imagine pictures, sounds, feelings, tastes, smells, sensations, making the experience of the word "real" to me.

Sometimes I just write or think of as many words as I can at the moment. That always uplifts me.


Impossibility, Resistance,  No “Thought Police”

If, in contemplating a particular word, I feel an inner resistance to its reality, if I feel deep down that it represents an "impossibility" in my life, I fully acknowledge that, and especially focus my attention on that word, letting my attention and positive emotions about it gradually erode the "impossibility." This way I actually change my reality. Much more could be said about this; feel free to contact us and ask.

In most people’s reality, we become and experience only what we are fascinated by, whether our fascination takes the form of giving attention or withholding attention. We come into vibratory resonance with, and thereby manifest in our experience, what we fill our consciousness (including our subconscious mind) with, what we label as real, what we talk and think about, what we fret about or lament or get angry or indignant about or are grateful for, or awed by anything we invest with attention and emotion, whether that be the emotions of wanting it or the emotions of not wanting it.

As an alternative, in my reality is the fact that only my Spirit’s highest vision of Heaven on Earth is what manifests in my experience, independent of my words or my beliefs, because that vision is my only fascination. The words in this list are not to manipulate my beliefs, but to allow me to carry out my fascination with the vision and the reality they describe. This way I don't have to be thought-police or word-police to myself.


No Judgments Here

There are no moral judgments intended in these words. I just experience them as life-promoting.  I recognize that for some people, boundary-building might be a more life-promoting concept than boundless. I hope this list will stimulate readers to make their own list.


Choice of Words

These are mostly adjectives because I started this list for myself to describe the way I wanted to be and feel and the way I wanted to be experienced by others and by myself and the way I wanted my life to be.  Nouns would make the list too long, but some verbs and nouns have crept in. There is a nice mixture of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic-tactile words here to fill all of my senses and learning-modes. Words that don’t apply to people, like pastoral and bustling, I have minimized, even though for me they might represent life-enhancing experiences.

Some of the words are opposites, yet all are pro-life, depending on various factors or their context. Examples: moderate-temperate-extreme, childlike-youthful-mature, innocent-sophisticated, empty-full, form-disperse, elaborate-simple.

Positive Words Not Chosen

Certain “positive” concepts are not here because they presume something I do not believe is positive or life-promoting. For example, words like absolve, pardon, acquit, and exonerate presume guilt and blame. Words like protected, relieved, careful, safe, prudent, and forgiven actually reflect a fascination with what I don’t want in my life. Perhaps the biggest word in this category is trust. To me, trust implies a reality in which trust can be betrayed. What replaces trust in my benevolent universe is knowing.

Also I have to be careful about grateful. Grateful to me necessarily implies that I don't have the power but something or someone else does, something outside, separate. Words like rejoice, appreciate, and celebrate acknowledge my own role and empowerment as Creator. Of course, I acknowledge that some things in my life are co-created with others, and that some experiences appear to come from outside my own efforts, but I believe that ultimately I am One with the Source of All Things, and the more I acknowledge that Oneness, the more empowered I am. For me, the term grateful takes me away from that acknowledgment.

On the other hand I have included lots of “un” words like unhindered and unbounded, which also are based on negatives, but I myself have positive kinesthetic experiences from these words without reference to the opposite state (unlike safe which I can’t imagine without imagining danger.)

In an “Everything is just a choice and everything is chosen” reality certain so-called positive concepts have a different meaning or slant and I have generally not included them: just and fair are primary examples. Healed, rescued, and saved are also examples.  Yet I do want to live in a reality in which people are just and fair to one another, even though this becomes a matter for preference, not because of judgment. So future versions might have more of these concepts in them.

Also, I have realized that in a reality in which there is no rule, principle, or authority higher than the promptings of Spirit, God, or whatever one calls it, certain ideas/words that I used to think of as positive need to be taken with a huge grain of salt. Examples are committed, responsible, loyal, dedicated, consistent. When I am going with the flow of Spirit, I do not worry about being judged as irresponsible, disloyal, even unloving, for what I do. Releasing my self-judgments, I have found, results in experiences of others being OK with what I do.

If you think a particular word belongs in this list, please do let me know. I’d love to have the list be as long as possible! I am working my way through a dictionary and thesaurus, so this list will grow, and I will note new words.

For your suggested donation of a word for this blog entry, via making a comment, you will receive occasional free future versions of the paper when available, if you provide us with your name and email address via emailing us at divinelightchurch at gmail dot com.


A

abide, abiding
ablaze
able, ability
able-bodied
abloom
abounding
aboveboard
absolute, absolutely
absorb, absorbed, absorbing
abundance, abundant
accept, accepted, accepting
access, accessing, accessible
accomplish, accomplished/ing
accurate, accurately
achieve, achieved, achieving
acknowledge/d, acknowledging
activate,activated,activating
active, actively
actualize/d, actualizing
adapt, adapted, adaptable
add, added, adding
admired, admiring
admire, admirable
adored, adoring
affectionate
affirming, affirmed
ageless
agile
alert
aligned
alive, aliveness
allow, allowed, allowing
amazed, amazing
anticipating
appreciated, appreciating
approachable
approving
ardent
arrive, arriving,
ascending, ascended
assertive
assimilating
assist, assistance
assure, assured
astonishing
attentive
attracted, attracting
attractive
authentic
autonomous
available
awake
aware
awed


B

balanced
basic
beautiful
beginning
beneficial
benefit, benefited
benevolent
beneficent
bhava-samadhi-inducing
biocentric
blazing
blended, blending
bliss, blissful
blooming
blossoming
bold
boost, boosted, boosting
boundless
bounty, bountiful
brave
breathe, breathing, breath-full
bridging
brilliant
broad, broadening
bubbling
budding
building


C

calm, calming
caring
casual
catalyzed, catalyzing
celebrated, celebrating
celebratory
centered
certain
challenged, challenging
changeable
changing
charismatic
childlike
choosing
clarified, clarifying
cleansed, cleansing
clear
clever
colorful
comfortable
comforted, comforting
communicative, communicating
communing
companionable
compassionate
compatible,
competent
complete, completely
completed, completing
comprehended, comprehending
comradely
concentrated, concentrating
confident
confiding
connected, connecting
conscious
considering, considerate
constructive, constructing
contemplative, contemplating
content, contented
contentment
contributory, contributing
cool-headed
coordinated
count on
courage, courageous
cozy
creative


D

dancing
declaring
deep
definite
delectable
delicate
delicious
desirable, desired, desiring
detoxified, detoxifying
developed, developing
direct, directed, directing
discerning
dispensing
dispersing
distinguished
dramatic
dreaming



E

eager
easy
ebullient
ecstatic
effective
effervescent
efficient
effortless
elaborate
elated
elegant
elevated, elevating
elevating
empower, empowering,
empowered
empty
enable, enabling
enabled
encountered, encountering
encouraged
enduring (lasting)
energetic
energized, energizing
engrossed, engrossing
enhanced, enhancing
enjoyed, enjoying
enlightened, enlightening
enlivened, enlivening
enough
enriched, enriching
enrichment
entertained, entertaining
envision, envisioning
essence
essential, essentialized
eternal
ever-increasing
evocative
evolving, evolved
excited, exciting
exhilarated, exhilarating
expanded, expanding
expansive
experimenting
explorative
expressive
exquisite
extended. extending
extraordinary
extreme
exuberant


F

fabulous
facilitated, facilitative
faithful
fantastic
fed, feeding
feeling
fertile
fill, filled, filling
finished, finishing
fired up
fit
flexible
floating
flourish, flourishing
flowering, flowery
flowing
fluid
focused
forceful
formed, forming
forthright
foundational
free, freeing
frequent, rare
fresh
friendly
fruitful, fruition
fueled, fueling
fulfilled
full
fundamental


G

general, generalized
generative, generating
generous, generosity
gentle
genuine
gifted, gifting
giving, given
gleaming
gleeful
glittering
glow, glowing
God-realized
golden
Grace-full
graceful
gracious
grateful
gratified, gratifying
great
grounded, grounding
grow, growing


H

happy
harmonious, harmonized
harmonizing, harmonic
healed, healing
healthy
heard, hearing
heartfelt
hearty
help, helping, helpful
high, higher, highest
hilarity, hilarious
holistic
holy
home
honed, honing
honest
honored, honoring
hopeful
humble
humming
humorous


I

identical
imaginative
imbue, imbued
immortal
important
impressed, impressing
impressive
improving
in knowingness
incorporated, incorporating
increased, increasing
independent, interdependent
infinite
informal
ingenious
ingenuous
innocent
innovative
inquiring
insightful
inspired, inspiring
integrated, integrating
integritous, integrity
intelligent
intended, intending
intense
interactive
intimate
investigative
involved


J

joking
journey, journeying
jovial
joyful
jubilant
jumping



 K

kin, kindred, kinship
kind, kindly, kindness
knowing
knowledgeable


L

laughing
lavish, lavishing
learning
letting go
liberated, liberating
life, living
light
light-footed
light-hearted
listening
logical
long-lived
loving, loved, lovely
living
lasered
lasting
listening
loyal


M

magical
magnetic
magnetized, magnetizing
magnificent
maintained, maintaining
majestic
marveling, marvelous
master, masterful
mastered, mastering
mature
meaningful
melodious
memorable
merged, merging
miraculous
mirthful
moderate
momentum
modest (realistically)
moving, moving forward
mysterious


N

nature, natural
nice
nimble
new
nonattached
nonjudging
nourish, nourished
nourishing
nurtured


O

omnipresent
omniscient
ongoing
opalescent
open, opening
optimistic
opulent
organic
organized, organizing
oriented
original, originating
outrageous
outright
outstanding
overflowing


P

pampered
participating
path
passionate
peace, peaceful
peacefulness
perceptive
perfect
permanent
playful
pleasurable
plentiful
poised
positive
powerful
practical
precious
precise
prepared, preparing
present
pretty
priceless
primary
proficient
profound
progress
progressive, progressing
prosperous
proud
pure
purified, purifying
purpose, purposeful


Q

quick, quickly/slowly
quick-minded
quicken
quickfooted
quiescent
quiet, quieting
quotable


R

radiant, radiating
radical
rapturous
ready, readying
real
realistic
realized, realizing
reasonable, unreasonable
received, receiving
recognized, recognizing
recreated, recreating
refined, refining
refreshed, refreshing
regenerated, regenerating
rejuvenated, rejuvenating
relating
relaxed, relaxing
released, releasing
remembered, remembering
renewed, renewing
resonating
resourceful
respected, respecting
responsive, responding
rest, resting,
rested, restful
restorative
restored, restoring
revealed, revealing
revelatory
reverent, reverence
rhythmic, rhythm
rich
rocking
rosy

  
S

satisfied, satisfying
saturate, saturated, saturating
scintillate, scintillating
seed, seeded, seeding, seedling
seen, seeing
self-approving
self-aware
self-loving
self-validating/ed
sensible, senseless
sensitive, sensitizing
sensual, sensuous
sentimental
serene, serenity
share, shared, sharing
shimmer, shimmering
shine, shining
significant
silent
silly
silvery
simple, simplified
singing
skilled, skillful
sleek
smiling
smooth
snuggle, snuggling
soft, softening
sophisticated
sourcing
sparkling
special
spontaneous
sprouted, sprouting
stable
step, stepping
stepstone
stimulated, stimulating
stirred, stirring
strengthening, strengthened
striking
strong
stunning
sublime
subtle
successful
succinct
sufficient
summarized, summarizing
sunny
superb
supplied, supplying
supported, supporting
support, supportive
supreme
surrendered, surrendering
sustained, sustaining
sweet, sweetening
synchronized, synchronizing
synergistic, synergizing
systematic, systematizing


T

tactful
talented
temperate
terrific
thank/ful
thorough
thought-provoking
thoughtful
thrill/ed, thrilling
thrive, thriving
timeless
timely
toned, toning
touched, touching
transfigure, transfiguring,
transform, transformed
transforming, transformative
tranquil
transcendent
transcended, transcending
transmute/d, transmuting
transparent
traveling
treasure/d, treasuring
true, truth, truthful


U

ultimate
unadulterated
unbind, unbounded
unceasing
unconditional
unconstrained
unconstricted
undeniable, undenied
understand/ing, understood
unfettered
unfolding
unforgettable
unhindered
unify/ing, unified
uninhibited
unique, uniquely
unite, united, uniting
universal
unlimited
unqualified (unreserved)
unrestrained
unrestricted, unrestricting
unstressed
unusual
upfront
uplifted, uplifting
upright
use/ful, used
utilize/d, utilizing


V

Valentine
valiant
valid, validated, validating, validity
valor
valuable, valued, valuing
vanguard
variegated
vary, various, varied, variety
vast
velvety
venerable, venerate, veneration
ventilate, ventilation
venture
venturesome, venturous
viable
vibrant
visioning, visionary
vital, vitalizing, vitalize, vitality
vivacious
vivid
vivify, vivifying



W

wander, wandering
warm, warming
wealth, wealthy
wellbeing
whole, wholeness
WholeBeing
wholehearted
wholesome
wild
willed, willing
wisdom, wise/ly
wonderful, wondering
wondrous
worthwhile
worthy


X

xenophilic (love of novelty, newness, strangeness, differentness)


Y

young
youthful, youthening
yippee
yes


Z

zestful
zippy
zingy
zowie

version May 9, 2013 based on version May 6, 2007

by Rev. Alia Aurami, Ph.D., Head Minister, Amplifying Divine Light in All Church

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