by Meredith Young-Sowers, D.Div.
Even a flea
loves life and wants it to continue. Existence is precious to
everything that breathes. Being aware that you exist is what
separates you from all but the higher level primates like
chimpanzees and gorillas. Being aware of your existence means
you realize you have choices in your beliefs, attitudes, and
behaviors—in short—in the nature of your true character.
than reacting to
every passing impulse as if it were an emergency, take a
breath and come back inside to your true “knowing,”
which alerts you to the presence of your own full
consciousness available to you in this moment.
You get into pain, sorrow, loss,
lack and shame when you dwell on the past. And you dwell
on the past because you’re accustomed to dwelling on
Assume you have amnesia and have no
idea about your past. How would you live today? What new
ideas would you act on because you don’t remember past
failures? What meaningful ways of loving would feed your
heart because you didn’t remember you’re not to love
Dr. Meredith Young-Sowers
If you had
amnesia you wouldn’t
remember that yesterday you had certain aches and pains and
diseases. Your mind would have no old memories with which to
berate you; you’d be free. Would you stay free? Not very
long unless you make daily spiritual practices your highest
Our memories allow us to learn from our
past, to take responsibility for our ability to grow out of
old hurts and old habits rather than to keep them as yokes
around our necks. Do we really think that God wants us to
constantly remember our pain? Doesn’t that pain in our
hearts become pain in God’s Heart?
In energy healing, the energy flow down
through the seven chakras, or energy centers, picks up the “stored
information” in our mind and emotions from our past,
connects it with the “stored information” as projections
and assumptions about our future, and then dumps that jumble
of impressions into present time as the “truth.” We use
this “mix” of impressions to navigate through the day, but
make no room for what is really the truth of our experience
moment-by-moment. It’s as if we only want memories and
projections, because we can think about them, control them
after the fact, and ruminate about our choices for the future.
afraid of what comes at us each day because it’s fresh and new and we’re
asked to respond from within ourselves with a perspective that
is broader than our personal view of the right and wrong of
things according to our limited personality. We can use
the full range of our consciousness to respond in original,
creative, fun, reflective, contemplative, and unlimited ways.
Today we can become aware of the fullness of our original
How blessed you are when you experience
the joy of acting from your deep heart, to be grateful for
being able to get out of bed in the morning; or if you can’t
get out of bed, to be able to look at the birds out the
window; or if you can’t look out or have no window, you can
open the shutters in your heart and experience the movement of
love to you and through you no matter what your mistakes,
problems or diseases are, or have been. God knows who you are
and loves the life force that keeps you alive. God is that
life force; God is Life.
To turn our backs on life is to turn our
backs on God. It’s hard to love what you can’t absolutely
control. It makes us afraid that we’ll fail, look stupid and
not measure up to our personality’s rigid expectations. We
close down our higher awareness when we forget that our
present time is made up exclusively of what we feed into it.
Life in all
of its expressions will
always be the same. It is the perfect experience for us to
choose our direction from within rather than to be seduced to
only accommodate to the undesirable circumstances in which we
may find ourselves. Since that is true, are you always going
to spend your time trying to change that which is around you,
or to put your attention on growing that which is within you?
Your “knowing” in your deep heart loves the good and bad
and makes absolutely no distinction because it’s all part of
the minutia that flows through the giant waves of eternal
creation. What is bad today may be good tomorrow. Why worry?
As we grow in awareness we formulate a
different set of ideals to live by. We can, for example, care
for someone or something even when love isn’t returned. We
become aware that there is a genuine potent current of power
that flows through us and others when we Love and are intent
upon learning how to manifest that love more directly. We
choose to express our spirit through our character which
models mentoring for others.
ten important ways to
open to your deep heart’s inner knowing to loving life
knowing it is of Divine creation. Practice even one of these
diligently and your future enlightenment is assured. Moreover,
you’ll be happier, healthier and more content with how you
see the world than ever before, because the world you’ll see
is the eternal one.
Resist the need to always be right.
Practice telling the truth and being honest with yourself and
Be ready and willing to learn from everyone.
Give up the drama of your past and let today be the first day
of the rest of your life.
Connect yourself to success and those who are truly
Realize that your perspective is what creates pain, not the
event or circumstances.
Forgive from your deep heart because you can.
Accept happiness. Say right now, “I have
everything I need to be happy.”
Put your very best effort into everything, and let
go of everything after that.
Understand that your position on anything is arbitrary.
There is no
parallel between you and anybody else in this world. You don’t start on the same place on
the track of life as anyone else, because your karma is
entirely different: your skills, gifts, what you came into
this life to develop. That means you are one-of-a-kind. There
will never be another you. Your life is unique and precious,
so instead of saying, “Why don’t I have what they have?”
try saying, “Why don’t they have what I have?” What is
it that you have that is precious? Everything that’s really
meaningful and significant in human life is nonlinear,
invisible, and non-measurable. That means what flows to you
and me and what we make of it allows us be in love with God as
we live each day.
An internationally acclaimed spiritual
teacher, intuitive healer, counselor and author, Meredith has
published six books, two of which have become best-selling
classics. Meredith lectures, leads workshops and offers
teleclasses all over the world, bringing her special gracious
blend of warmth, wisdom, intimacy, insight and encouragement
to her students. In her teachings and writings, she draws on
the spiritual lessons found in the ordinary experiences of
daily life and shares her ability to see the miraculous in the
mundane. Students and participants in her classes, workshops
and retreats say she empowers them to overcome the difficult
challenges in their lives.
Founder and director of the Stillpoint
Institute and School of Advanced Energy Healing, and
co-founder of Stillpoint Publishing with Caroline Myss,
Meredith is considered a pioneer in the development of energy
diagnosis methods. Her work, a new path to healing that brings
greater love, joy, and comfort to people's lives, is
considered a significant breakthrough in the field of energy
Contact her at www.meredithyoung-sowers.com