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Energy Wasted When…. November 18, 2010

Posted by Carole Lynne in Feeling Better, Love, practical action, Spiritual Priority.
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Energy is wasted when we try to get someone to do something, knowing we will fail! Why not use that time to do something useful like straightening out a drawer?

Energy is wasted when we spend a half hour on the phone telling a friend how terrible another friend is.  Why not use that time to read a beautiful poem and feel uplifted?

Energy is wasted when we give into things that hurt us like eating much too much cake and feeling exhausted. Why not use that same energy to start a new project we have been dreaming of for years?

We can choose the ways we want to use our energy.  After all, our energy is our life.

Psychic Medium and Inspirational Author Carole Lynne

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We Are Our Destiny October 4, 2010

Posted by Carole Lynne in Carole Lynne reads Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, nature, practical action, Spiritual Education.
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Sometimes we like to blame fate, destiny and just about anything else we can find to blame when we are not happy with actions we have taken. Here is a quote by the Mother, one of the two founders of the Sri Aurobindo Society. These words are very helpful!!!

“There are mistakes… one knows they are mistakes, but still it is as though one were pushed into making them. Then?
Pushed by what? Ah, this is exactly what happens! It is the lower nature, the instincts of the subconscient  which govern you and make you do things you should not do. And so it is a choice between your will and accepting submission. There is always a moment when one can decide.
. . .And it is a choice between weak submission and a controlling will. And if the will is clear, if it is based on truth, if truly it obeys the truth and is clear, it always has the power to refuse the wrong movement. It is an excuse you give yourself when you say, “I could not.” It is not true. It is that truly you have not wanted it in the right way. For there is always the choice between saying “yes” and saying “no”. But one chooses to be weak and later gives oneself this excuse, saying, “It is not my fault; it was stronger than I.” It is your fault if the thing was stronger than you. Because you are not these impulses, you are a conscious soul and an intelligent will, and your duty is to see that this is what governs you and not the impulses from below.”

– The Mother [CWMCE, 6:343-44]

Psychic Medium and Inspirational Author Carole Lynne

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www.sriaurobindosociety.org.in

Each One of Us Can Choose March 19, 2010

Posted by Carole Lynne in All About Spirit, Feeling Better, Grief, Love.
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It is heartbreaking when we want to help people who are clearly making decisions to destroy their lives through drinking, taking drugs and doing harm to others and themselves.  It is also hard to help people who have other serious problems with their health, work or family life, but refuse to do anything to try to improve their situations. If we are compassionate and sensitive friends, we may spend alot of time and emotional energy trying to help our friends, only to find out that they do not want our help. They are choosing to live as they do.

There comes a point when we have to “Let Go and Let God.”  We cannot control the lives of other people.

It is amazing how different people are from each other.  For instance, as we get to know people with serious physical disabilities, one uses the experience as an incredible opportunity to learn how to live with a disability and help others. While another person with a similar disability, feels sorry for themselves for the rest of their lives: making their own lives and the lives of their loved ones very unhappy.

Each one of us can choose.

Many of us would consider that we have grown up in difficult homes, and yet some of us have very successful lives while others go off the deep end because of an unhappy childhood.

Each one of us can choose.

What do you choose? What do I choose?  Each one of us has the power of choice.

Psychic Medium and Inspirational Author Carole Lynne

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www.carolelynnecosmicconnection.com

great post by Lissa Coffey December 15, 2009

Posted by Carole Lynne in Spiritual Priority, Uncategorized.
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I subscribe to Lisa Coffey’s daily message. Here is one that I find very helpful.

Decision “Choice of attention – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.” -W.H. Auden

We decide where we put our attention, and wherever we put our attention grows, and becomes more important in our lives. We decide how to spend our days, what to read, where to go, what to say and with whom to talk. All of that has some effect on our inner life. We can feel it; we can see the results. -Lissa Coffey

Psychic Medium and Inspirational Author Carole Lynne

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write to Lissa at Editor@CoffeeTalk.com