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An honest Reflection
By Guy Brilando
9 November 2017
An atheist finds Jesus. Sound familiar? What is different from not knowing there is a God, to knowing to believing, to undying faith in God? For me, who has experienced every facet of the extremes I can say with clarity, Faith is so powerful, so overall encompassing that nothing in this world we experience can match it. The only thing that comes anywhere close is Love – in all its various forms.
I’ve written and told this story so many times. But this morning I had a revelation that had me stop in awe. I was in a conversation and was talking about my NeoGenesis experience yet again. There is an exercise called a “Value Elicitation.” It’s a way of accessing the deep subconscious mind to uncover hidden programming as to why a person gets the results they do in a specific area of their life. In actuality, it provides a gateway to understanding the results in all aspects of a person’s life.
The area I chose to work on that day was my “Definitive Purpose.” As I was conversing this morning I told this person that the very first response that came from me was “Love.” Throughout that entire exercise of almost two hours, it was love that proved to be my greatest driver in life. I would do the same exercise two more times after accomplishing what is called “Timeline Therapy” which removed Anger, Sadness, and Fear at their root level of programming. The release for me was astounding but what emerged unequivocally was that Love is my greatest core value.
So, as I wrote that today it hit me. Why is love my greatest most precious aspect of my identity? Jesus. It is in my love of Jesus and all it means to hold Him and the Holy Spirit deep in unwavering Faith. That was the revelation. There is never any question in my mind that love is that significant in my life. All my productive activity is grounded in love. And now I truly understand why.
Now, what is it for those who do not have this Faith? I’m not saying you have to have Jesus in your heart in order to produce from love! That would be preposterous. But what is the difference between belief and faith?
True faith results in a changed worldview
"When we have true saving faith in Jesus Christ, we see the world and its system in an entirely different way. The Holy Spirit enlightens us as to the true nature of things and actually causes us to think differently, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit” (Romans 8:5). We are instructed to make this a goal of our spiritual life, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2). If we truly are Christians, dedicated followers of Jesus Christ, we will grow more to see our existence the way God sees it.
"“Belief” can be simply a passive mental acceptance which amounts to nothing when it comes to how it affects our life. Simply to say “I believe in God” means very little if it is merely coming from the lips and not from the heart. People can, and do, say that they ‘believe’ in God, but their lives never change at all. However, when one has true faith in God, one’s life cannot help but reveal this truth. True faith, dependence/reliance/trust, in God reveals itself in our actions, our thought life, and our priorities. A saving relationship with the Creator and Sustainer of the universe can result in nothing less than a radical readjustment of our entire worldview. We will love God with all our hearts and we will love others as we love ourselves (Matthew 19:19, 22:39; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27; Romans 13:9; Galatians 5:14; James 2:8, and more Old Testament references)."
Read more: https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-is-the-difference-between-faith-and-belief-a-bible-study/#ixzz4xxSRGdyn
As a side note, I believe true love with another human soul aligns with this explanation. It is more a Faith than Belief in the other person – that soul connection. This is something most of us have experienced at one time or another so if you do not believe or have Jesus in your heart, at least you can relate in some way. When you love someone so deeply, there is no doubt it impacts your perspective in all ways and creates a new life for yourself.
When that came out of me this morning, I realized an even greater impact that occurred in my life than previously recognized. And I was warmed all over. I found Jesus after searching for many years and although there was not that single “Aha” moment for me as there are with many, I believe what happened within me was accepting what I already knew existed in a new way. One day I simply realized I had Jesus in my heart. And how I knew was because that love within me became my primary driver in life. But I’m not sure I made the connection until just this morning.
It’s so uplifting, to have Jesus with me wherever I go and with me for whatever I experience in this life – the great and the disappointments. The Holy Spirit was an aspect of the Trinity I didn’t fully grasp until just recently. I read in the Bible every day and the other day I read something that connected in a new way – the understanding that the Holy Spirit came after Jesus’s resurrection to be with us in all ways. I don’t know why I didn’t understand that before and maybe this new perspective is why I’ve also now been able to make that connection of why Love is my “I Am.”
The Paper Cup - Are you living AT CAUSE or IN EFFECT?
You're walking in your favorite park - your sanctuary. when you see this paper cup someone dropped on the ground right next to a trash can.
You have three choices:
1) Walk past unaffected
2) Get upset that someone wouldn't make the effort to throw it away properly
3) Greet the cup as an opportunity to make God's world a bit more beautiful, pick it up with loving grace and place it in the trash knowing someone else will now enjoy a cleaner park.
Additionally, you've done so with the compassion of those whose job it is to keep the park clean knowing they have one less cup to pick up.
One of the themes within my book is choosing to live in effect (option 2) or at cause (option 3). This applies to most every aspect of your life, especially in your language. Be aware of the words you use to describe your life- daily and overall. They create your reality!!!
Life is a series of choices. You can drop your trash on your self and others, or be considerate, even uplifting. The choice is yours alone to make throughout your journey each day. ❤
Launching Out the Gate
A Derby to Business Momentum
by: Guy Brilando
How did I, a first time, self-published author hit Amazon's Best Sellers list and Hottest moving book on its launch debut? A first time author with an endorsement from Robert Kiyosaki, self-made billionaire who has the longest NYT best seller next to the Bible? Allow me to explain!
Derby: “A race or contest, usually one open to all who wish to enter and offering a prize for the winner.”
This is Dictionary.com’s 3rd definition for Derby.
Every year, over the first weekend in May, many countries throughout the world along with our nation, tune in for the running of the Kentucky Derby.
Since 1875, Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky remains the crown jewel of horse racing and the first of the three races towards the Triple Crown. The race is exclusive to three-year-olds where they pour every ounce of their spirit into launching out of the gate for position, and then craftily manage their endurance for the ever-closing finish line.
What does it take to win such an elite race where the competition is so strong? It’s more than simply the three years in training of a single horse.
It takes a team of hundreds over the period of decades who have nurtured and cared for the lineage of that horse, racing for the roses at Churchill Downs.
And so it is with you. Whether you are an entrepreneur, an employee, a domestic engineer (responsible for your household), an athlete, or involved in most any endeavor, it is the teamwork behind the one out in front that creates the conditions for success.
From mental conditioning (to include ‘how’ you think), the vision, research, planning, productive activity, belief and more, the greater the team you have behind you aligned in all ways, the quicker and greater the successes will evolve.
“When opportunity arises, it’s too late to prepare” is one of the most powerful statements you can ever internalize towards achieving your dreams. Being mindful of this on a daily basis puts you in the top 5% of your entire potential competition.
There is a team behind the horse nurtured from the day it is born. We see the horse pouring its soul into crossing that finish line first. It’s desire to win is steadfast during those precious two minutes around that 1 ¼ mile track.
But, it’s in the preparation for the victory that began year’s before the horse’s birth. And so it is with you in the years before actually entering the starting gate. Learning from and surrounding yourself with already proven winners in your desired field creates an environment of advantages to success.
And unlike the horse, here’s what you have total control over: You have the power of decision as to how hard you train and prepare while following the advice of your mentors (trainers).
The earlier you begin towards improving yourself on a daily basis the greater you empower yourself. When the opportunity you diligently are pursing finally presents itself, you can pounce on the opportunity you’ve longed for.
Putting forth your very best effort every day will have you happily galloping along!
By employing this simplistic strategy well in advance (even if the destination is currently unknown) you will have behind you everything required when entering the starting gate to launch yourself into first across the finish line.
That's the power behind the launch debut of "Discovering Your Authentic Truth." It's a great read and will inspire you to generate your team to take it to the next level.
Amy speaks from her heart and absolute truth. This is the theme of my book but it is the very transformational journey she has begun just a few weeks ago. It is a blessing and amazing to witness such monumental changes in a person's life.
There is genuine hope for anyone who is ready and willing to face their deepest fears from a place of love and compassion.
They always say..."You have to love yourself first and then you'll find true love and happiness, etc etc...
But for me I thought I did love myself...what I didn't realize is that all of us lose parts of ourselves along the way and sometimes even get lost and buried by the things we all go through such as pain, loss, hurt or disappointment and sometimes even for reasons we're not aware, we lose our true self. But once we're able to find ourself again...our "true authentic self", the person we were meant to be...the past that had come to bury and mask the real us will slowly fade away making everything become clearer and clearer.
Then not only do all the things you long for and desire become possible and attainable but you start to enjoy and appreciate the journey as much as the destination...even the things you once looked at as the "bad stuff" or mistakes...We are all right where we need to be.
As crazy as that sounds I've come to discover it's truth and I'm thankful for the teachings and inspirations from Guy Brilando author of "Discovering Your Authentic Truth" for helping me find my way back to me :)
What is the secret to being found or finding your soulmate?
I was up early this morning when a Facebook post caught my attention. It asked, do we find or are we found by our soul mate? My immediate thought was we attract who we are so we better get that part right – first!
Your subconscious mind will unconsciously send you signals and provide you guidance when meeting someone new, your gut instincts. Even when the attraction piece is overwhelming, most often, people in a broken relationship will mention that there was something in their gut warning them but they ignored it.
Why is it so challenging to find the right, long term partner? I believe the answer lies in core values. In my book coming out in March, Discovering Your Authentic Truth, I devote two chapters to Relationships, the second being focused on intimate relationships.
Here is what I’ve discovered in my transformational work with others and my own experience gained from books, lectures, and people. We long to have a soulmate. One we can share our lives with. But many also reach a point in their lives where they are just done with the search. They’ve been battered and beaten one too many times or they are at a stage in their life where being comfortable alone, their own boss outweighs the danger of possibly letting that go.
I do believe we are meant to be loved and to love another on an intimate level. So why is this so darn difficult for so many? I believe the answer is in “Core Values.” Core values drive our behaviors, which drive our actions, and ultimately, drive our results.
Core values are as deep as you can go within your spirit and soul before coming to your I Am, your essential essence. Your I Am is love. Your core values are the result of your programming beginning upon birth. Core values include God, character, integrity, family, conscientiousness, discipline, authenticity, success, honesty, service, kindness, loyalty, fulfillment, forgiveness, honor, respect, and many, many more.
As we age, this love core center of your I Am, begins to get cluttered with life, and for many, the longer they live, this clutter can all but bury their I Am to the point they’ve lost touch with it all together. This also makes understanding what your mind values most is masking your true core values.
There are techniques and ways for a guide to unearth what these true core values are in the context of intimate relationships. But, if you sat in meditative thought for long periods of time, you can unearth them yourself. And if you are one of these people searching for your soulmate, I strongly suggest you do.
You see, until you fully understand your core values around intimate relationships, you will not be in alignment with what you attract into your life. By first understanding what these core values are, you are that much closer to the love core that you are. At that level, your understanding of who you are is greater and in essence will help you fall in love with who you are. And if you don’t like what you find in this process of unearthing your core values, then it is your core values that may need adjusting.
Once you know who you are and what you value most in an intimate relationship, then you can meditate on the next step: determining what core values are most important to you in a partner. This is deeper than looks, money, or status. All that will come exactly as it is supposed to be once you realize both sets of core values.
From here, it is simply putting out the energy to the Universe in the form of questions and thought to attracting the man or woman of your dreams. He or she will possess the qualities you desire and, as a bonus, you will be sexually attracted as well.
Words can be manipulated, twisted, misunderstood and expressed in all kinds of ways, but in the end, it is the behaviors and results of a person that are greater indicators of a person's character than anything else.Read More
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