"Listen without Ceasing"
The key to continuous communication with the Universe
Think, Believe, LISTEN, Act, Acknowledge. The Universe Responding Spiritual Model For Life depends on our ability to listen. Without listening, these elements are only words. Without listening, there is no communication with the Universe. Without listening, the Universe´s responses are never heard. Without listening, the decisions that we make are made without spiritual guidance.
Listening isn’t just for times of prayer and meditation. Listening is something that we must practice at all times.
The Universe responds to our constructive thoughts. When positive, constructive thinking interacts with a belief in the divine power of the Universe, a dynamic energy is released that sharpens our sensitivity and increases our receptivity to the messages that are constantly being sent to us in response to our constructive thoughts.
But then what? We listen with our intellect and our intuition so that we may hear and understand these messages. Since the messages are sent to us all the time using every conceivable messenger, we must be ready to listen all the time. We need to train ourselves to “listen without ceasing.” The more we can learn to listen, the more messages we will hear, and the more guidance we will receive.
We don’t want to miss any of God’s messages. These wonderful gifts provide us with the direction for our actions. Acting without listening becomes a hit or miss proposition. When we do this, we are on our own. To realize the full potential of our constructive thoughts, we must listen before we act. Only then do we know that the transformation of an idea in our mind has reached its highest level of excellence as it becomes a reality in our life. It is therefore imperative to hear as many messages as we can. To do this requires that we learn to listen all the time.
As part of listening, we need to understand the nature of the Universe’s messages and our role as a recipient of these messages. First, we accept that messages are sent to us constantly. The Universe doesn’t take a vacation from giving us the guidance that we need. Second, we understand that anyone or anything can be a messenger. We may hear messages from a friend during a casual conversation, over the television during a commercial, in a sermon at our church, within our mind during a quiet walk or meditation, or as a strong intuitive feeling while doing a totally unrelated task. These messages often arrive in the form of a "coincidence." Third, we learn to not ignore or discard any possible message until we have evaluated whether it makes sense intellectually and feels right intuitively. We look beyond its packaging to discover its meaning. Finally, we adopt a mindset where we expect that God will provide direction to us. We will not be surprised when exactly what we need at that moment appears to us.
We “listen without ceasing” for these messages. We adopt an open and receptive mind and heart, consciously removing any barrier, boundary, or blockage that might deflect or hinder the messages directed toward us. We use methods to remind ourselves to listen at all times. We learn to “meditate with our eyes open” so that a part of our intellect and our intuition is always focused on the Universe- and listening for its messages.
This takes both understanding and practice. In our October Universe Responding newsletter, “Listening Without Ceasing"- How to do it, specific methods to "listen without ceasing" will be shared. We’ll discuss particular techniques to help achieve a continual awareness of the Universe and the messages which it sends to us.
Book Signings Scheduled
Please mark your calendars for our upcoming book signings! Meet the author, have her autograph your book, and enjoy refreshments during this event:
Thursday, October 15, from 6pm to 8pm Metabolic Balance of Celebration
607 Celebration Avenue
ARE YOU IN THE ORLANDO AREA?
Join Valleri Crabtree as she teaches "The Five Elements of Universe Responding," a five week class to be held at the Florida School of Holistic Living, beginning on Wednesday, October 7. Each class meets from 7pm - 8:30pm. Class dates are October 7, 14, 21, 28, and November 4.
At each class meeting, one of the five elements of Universe Responding- Think, Believe, Listen, Act, and Acknowledge- will be discussed and explored. By the end of the five weeks, each student will be actively engaged in a continuous communication with their Higher Power, co-creating the life that she or he has always imagined!
For more information and to register, contact the Florida School of Holistic Living at www.holisticlivingschool.org or call 407.595.3731.