End of Week Personal Reflection Time
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius
Everyone should feel pretty accomplished today, as the week ends. We’ve made it through! Thank God!
I hope that you feel, as you reflect on this past week, that you are getting closer to your goals.
Perhaps you are trying to pay down bills, maybe making a new bill, such as buying a home, or car. Maybe you are beginning a new semester in school and are off to a good start. Whatever your goal is, it is always helpful to reflect at the end of the week to assess if you are making progress.
…Also, to make any necessary adjustments.
For me, this week has been pretty explosive!
I had the audacity to become a member of the Open Media Foundation. “The Open Media Foundation (OMF) is an innovative media and technology nonprofit organization dedicated to putting the power of the media in the hands of the people, enabling everyone to engage in their community and bring about the change they wish to see in the world.”
I took my first video editing class this week and was enamored by the technology and the possibilities. I am non-resistant to social media and using today’s methods to propagate love and inspiration. After weighing the negative and positive effects of social media, I assess that the positive far outweighs the negative. This week, I actually discovered that since social media requires the rapid exchange of information, it fires off new capabilities in the brain.
The key, however, is that we filter the information that we read ensuring that contributes to our greater good. Social media is geared towards igniting emotions.
Don’t get trapped by social media emotional triggers.
I use the word audacity earlier because I’ve set a goal of becoming a video editor, with plans to someday produce my own videos, and post fewer videos from others. I’m putting that out into the universe. God, do you hear me?
Setting this goal is the mark of the major transition in my life. It occurred this week. You see, I have been self-conscious about my camera appearance, and would never consider being in the spotlight on videos. I am now getting over that. I’ve even included pictures in this post. I actually posted photos and videos on my Facebook page too!
I am making progress!
“These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.” – Ricky Martin
The highlight of the week was being brave enough to wear pink shoes that a close friend sent to me as a gift. Apparently, on the East Coast, pink sneakers, and men wearing pink in general, is trending.
I had never worn pink ever! But this week I proudly wore pink sneakers, along with a pink and black striped shirt. I got a lot of looks and some compliments. But, I was aimed and ready to say that I was wearing this to support Beast Cancer Research if I had to. Not! I had just accepted myself and my choices and was content with it, actually proud of it.
So I’ve had a great week. I am moving in the direction of my goals, which include grooming my spirit, personality, and energy for what is to come. These aspects of my goals are as important as my to-do list.
I encourage you to do such a reflection at this week’s end juncture, so that you may calibrate your actions for the coming week.
Speaking of the coming week, I’m ‘fixing ta’ share with you Spiritual Laws, by which I measure my growth and connection with God, as I understand him. I use these as guiding principles when reflecting on my life.
Keep in mind that this is my understanding, though sincere, I am not trying to impose these beliefs on you.
There may be one or two laws that resonate with you. There may be one or two that you sort of understand. Lastly, there may be some laws that interest you in finding out more about it.
So, here goes.
“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.” – John Lennon
Key Spiritual Laws For Today, Tomorrow & Life
Consider carrying these spiritual laws in your heart today, and every day. Seek an understanding of those that are not clear. I have summarized the main point of 5 of Deepak Chopra’s Seven Laws of Spiritual Laws below.
I have attempted to explain each, in summary, providing a supporting quote.
If you require additional information on any of the laws, click on the link. I have written posts of each law.
There are only two of Deepak’s Seven Spiritual Laws remaining on which I must prepare posts: Law of Dharma, and Law of Pure Potentiality.
I’m saving the best for last, having the audacity to present Deepak’s laws in a different order than he did. This is because I write what my spirit feels on any given day.
Five of Seven Spiritual Laws That I Live By
The Law of Detachment simply states that with good intentions and desires, we should pursue our dreams, but must be detached from the outcome, letting the universe or God deliver to us what we are due.
“In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty . . . in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning.
And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.” – Deepak Chopra
This rule requires that we make compromises and not fight what is before our eyes accepting it, so that, ‘in spite of’, we may still rise.
- Accept things as they are at this moment.
- Take responsibility – don’t blame – transform the situation.
- Stay established in defenselessness – don’t try to persuade – be open
“If we observe nature at work, we see that the least effort is expended. Grass doesn’t try to grow; it just grows. Fish don’t try to swim; they just swim. This is their intrinsic nature. It is the nature of the sun to shine. And it is human nature to make our dreams manifest into physical form — easily and effortlessly. What is commonly called a “miracle” is actually an expression of the Law of Least Effort.” – Deepak Chopra
The Law of Giving and Receiving states that the universe is in a constant state of exchange and flow, and that Giving and Receiving works within this constant state of exchange. They both expend on the outward flow of each other. Giving and Receiving are actually contrasting aspects of the same energy flow. One should not be separated from the other.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6:38
The Law of Karma is NOT an eye-for-an-eye type of petty justice, but rather is a divine intelligence which governs and guides. This divine intelligence keeps a constant watch over all our deeds good and bad.
“I see the law of Karma the way I look at banking. I make as many deposits as possible, and few withdrawals from the Karmic Bank. Eventually, my balance increases, and I’m paid with dividends and interest.” – Kevy Michaels
The Law of Intention and Desire asks that you make a list of all your desires, and carry this list with you wherever you go. Look at this list before going into silence and meditation. Look at it before you go to sleep at night. Look at it when I wake up in the morning.
“Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment . . . intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite organizing power. And when we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, we put this infinite organizing power to work for us.” – Deepak Chopra
Reflection Music Videos
Elliot Middleton – Reflection [Uplifting Inspirational Music] – 110,345 views – ThePrimeCronus – Published on Aug 25, 2016
Inspirational Video – The Reflection Movie – 26,204 views – tonyindomenico – Published on Jun 21, 2009
Inspirational Piano Music for Motivation – Reflections – 15,598 views – thesecession – Published on Nov 28, 2017
By Kevy Michaels
Closed my eyes
Then I disappeared
Sounds slowly faded
To faint whispers of air
My eyes rotated inwardly
Reflecting on my Soul
Acknowledged my ‘I am’
I saw a symphony
Of luminous particles
Dancing a brilliant ballet
Just like the stardust that
Traveled through space
To serve as my
Vital lifeline to existence
Then I rejoiced
At that very moment
I was Grateful,
I acknowledged God’s grandeur,
And then, Surrendered
To the wonderful universe
Of which I am a vibrant part
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