May You Find Forgiveness and Peace!

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“A life well examined is a life that embodies peace,” Dr. Jenine Marie

Inner reflection is time well spent. When time is used to examine our lives for the harm, we might be responsible for; we have entered a place of mastery. It’s easy to blame others, leave things in the dark, or let things go and not deal with them. When time is used to find our wrongdoings in life and seek out forgiveness for those wrongs, we make room for new growth in our lives.

It is a lot like pulling weeds from a beautiful garden. Once the weeds are pulled, the garden is free for more growth, expansion, and beauty. We are that garden. Our inner spaces are just as important as our outer presentation. Taking time to seek out the weeds and pull them to the surface to deal with them is a labor of love. Once we have sought forgiveness for those moments that have not been so lovely, we are freeing up space inside us to expand and grow into a better version of ourselves.

Forgiveness shares space within divinity. Often, we think of forgiveness as something we do for others, but actually, it is what we do for ourselves. Sometimes we think we do it for God. God does not need for us to be forgiven but God wants us to be. Our lives can be as exciting as we can make it, but without forgiveness for our wrongdoings, we are not growing.

Do you want to get past all the past? Maybe you have not taken the time to examine the inner workings of your heart. Be honest with yourself. Have you forgiven yourself and others for what has happened in life? I believe our lives are entirely examined the moment we take our last human breath and move into only spirit. You might not think you need it. If you want more freedom, if life is not what you would like it to be, then you need it!

Do not waste another moment hiding in the shadows with your issues. In the light of God, you hide nothing. During this Day of Atonement or any day, examine your heart. Ask God to help you and to reveal any way in you that might be less than free because of the sludge of unforgiveness. Forgive yourself, forgive others past transgressions against you. You need not draw hurtful people back into your life, or even keep them. Just forgive them. Free up space in your garden. Stop looking and pointing out other’s faults or mistakes. Yours are worth looking at, and you are worth freeing!

Loving you from here,-

Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry, PhD

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When You are Most Suggestable

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Arising in the morning is a very sacred time, and I will tell you why. It is the most suggestable time of the day. Your very first 5 – 10 minutes upon waking are exactly like a hypnotic state. This is the time when your unconscious mind is still very active and suggestibility is very strong.

So, what does this mean for you? It means upon waking, as soon as you are able to have a conscious thought, your unconscious mind is “listening”. It will take in your thoughts as suggestions just as if you were going through a guided hypnosis session. Only this is natural hypnosis! Remember, thoughts create. Whatever you choose to think about or not think about will begin to rule how your day is going to unfold.

How can you use this to help you? First of all, do NOT look at your phone first thing. (I am guilty of this too!). Your first moments awake should be given only to yourself. After all, this is what guides your day. If you look at your phone first thing, you are giving your power over to whatever it is you read off of your phone. Leave the phone alone! Wait until you have had your moment together with yourself.

Grab your coffee, get up and do your routine as you usually do, but think positive and affirmative thoughts! Spend the first moments from the second you think, to the moment you open your eyes, to the time you get out of bed, as sacred moments. These are reserved for YOU! This is how God has created us as beings. When we awaken we are open to suggestion. It is the most creative time of the day.

Choose wisely! Consider before you go to sleep what you will think about as soon as you awaken. Refuse anything less than positive and affirmative thinking! When those moments have passed, then attend to your phone, brush your teeth, etc. I challenge you to give this a try for at least a week and then go back and examine how your week has unfolded. Use affirmations and guide your day in the form of “I Am” statements.

Examples:

“I am abundant and my day will be filled with abundant blessing.”

” I am trustable and everyone I encounter will welcome me with a trusting heart.”

“I am creative. Today, I will be inspired with wisdom and divine creativity.”

You can choose one thing to work on or a different affirmation every day. Or you can simply meditate upon how you want your day to unfold. See yourself as happy. See everyone around you as happy, laughing, joy filled, and productive. For those whom you have conflict with, surround them with love in your first morning moments! You will be surprised what can develop out of your first moments of suggestion as you awaken to each day!

Loving you from here,

Dr Rev Jenine Marie Howry, PhD