Tought for the day

Our true character is revealed when things are challenging! Any negative that surfaces from within reveals what was latent ….. and this gives us an opportunity for self awareness and growth.

The ego gets all involved in other people and projects onto others. As soon as we are honest about our defects, rather than repressing, denying or projecting them, we are less defensive and more self-accepting. We are more inclined to release narcissistic ego traits like blame, guilt and pridefulness.

We have freedom of choice and we can choose Harmony. And if we can’t seem to jump right to harmony from disharmony and blame, then we can begin by taking a deep breath and relaxing. We’ve already begun to release disharmonious emotions and thoughts. In that release we can focus on feeling something better, lighter. And this is when focus on the FourSquare is so beneficial …… being optimistic, considerate, sincere, and loving.

When we are sincere we become more self-aware. And we begin to experience unconditional Love for ourselves and others.

In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB

“We must fight outside disharmony and counteract it with inside Harmony. There is nothing more helpful than to be sincere. Insincerity is one of the greatest obstacles to coming in touch with Harmony. The world today has reached a most insincere condition. We can to some extent eliminate the troubles from ourselves. Try to synchronize as much as possible with the good things. There is nothing more important than enlightenment. More light means more joy and more Harmony, more life.”

Eugene Fersen, Advanced Teachings in Science of Being Volume I, page 98.

Today’s consideration

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Merely being conscious of our freedom of individual choices can be very uplifting and freeing.

Attitudes like those listed above are very simple choices that supports our spiritual process. It’s not just about making our life more pleasant and enjoyable, but it’s also …… about moving out of the compulsive ego that imprisons us in limiting and unhappy fallout.

Our choices determine consequences and shapes our reality.

With FourSquare choices that are Enthusiastic, Intelligent, True and Loving, we form a positive armor and eliminate the pain of mistakes.

In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB

“The wiser we become, the more harmonious we become, and the more useful we are to ourselves and to others. Wisdom governs justice and includes Love. Wise people are fundamentally kind people. Wisdom never forgets anything, but never resents anything.”

Eugene Fersen, Pearls of Wisdom, Teachings by Eugene Fersen, Volume I, page 134.

Closing your day: WAYS OF A LIGHTBEARER

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When those of us on our spiritual journey consciously close our day…… we are still seeking Light.

We are still in pursuit of adopting the positive that benefits not only ourselves, but indeed for the benefit of all mankind ….. spiritual commitment that transcends the ordinary ego and worldly, to that which is of true value for spiritual progress.

As earthly night approaches consider adapting these effective evening routines that not only set the tone for our evening rest and rejuvenation, but also for the dawning of the day to come.

Make it your intent to feel good before sleep

Your emotions help determine the process of continuous creation in your reality ….. so an evening practice that helps you feel good, do good and Be good before bed bleeds into the night, the next morning and into your reality.

Set aside some wind down time ….. about 30 minutes before bed.

Silence and Meditation

Contact Universal Life Energy, the Supreme Universal Power, to help flow in the natural relaxing energies of our earthly life. Include an evening Relaxation and Silence practice to clear the mind and reconnect with your inner peace.

From Silence enter a few minutes of Meditation as described in Lesson 19 of 27 Lessons in Science of Being to “wipe away the discordant films which obscure expression of the Soul’s higher qualities:”

“Drown your Conscious Self in the crystal Light of your Inner Self, allowing it to dissolve from you the irritating crust of disharmonious memories and experiences….Understand it as the Inexhaustible Spring of its manifestations in you as Life, Mind, Law (Truth) and Love.”

Be a Channel for Healing

We do not have to be fully enlightened beings to be a channel for transmitting Universal Life Energy as in this practice to help heal the world: Giving Healing Energy to the World.

As you project it out to others and the world, the Universal Power flows from one being to another, connecting everyone and everything, and generating an increasingly stronger flow of the healing fire! Yet, remember do not use your own will power, rather the Will of the Eternal will do what is harmonious.

Declarations of Truth

This practice is of prime importance to me as it elevates all of my being, aligning with Truth and Love before drifting off to sleep. I am in a happy place mentally and emotionally, and I sleep very well and am refreshed in the mornings.

While lying in bed taking the Star Position and just before drifting off to sleep make these Declarations of Truth from the spark of Unconditional Love in your Heart as shared by The Teacher, Svetozar:

“Father, Thou art inspiring me on the Spiritual Plane.

Thou art guiding me on the mental plane.

Thou art sustaining and protecting me on the material plane.

I am Thy individualized projection into Thy own Eternal substance.

Indissolubly connected with Thee, manifesting all Thy qualities and Powers.” Thank You.

Avoid excessiveness and techno

Avoid large meals or excessive workouts in the evenings. If your body is still dealing with digesting lots of food or your muscles still experiencing tension, the mind stays active too!

Scrolling the newsfeed or reading messages on our smart devices before sleep keeps our brains alert. Shutting down smart devices, computers and televisions early evening helps eliminate blue light that interferes with the production of melatonin, a sleep hormone.

I have found that if I sit at my computer screen and write into the night that have a difficult time getting my brain to calm down and relax. The thinking mind takes over and just wants to think some more! I have to turn off the computer early evening, then I begin to align with the natural approaching night cycle.

But if you do find your mind racing when in bed there are some things you can do:

1) Focus on your breathing. Placing your right hand on your chest over your heart and the other cupped up consciously receiving Universal Life Energy. Breathe in and exhale slowly. Continue slow breathing as you allow relaxing.

2) Gently acknowledge what you are grateful for.

I avoid evening reviews because I’ve found that thinking about the past can keep me circling in thoughts about how I could have done better. Guilt, regret and self condemnation can subtly creep in primarily because the ego recognizes the Law of Polarity as opposite pairs. Those energies are not helpful for creating your reality, especially before going to sleep.

Whereas, focusing on gratitude lifts our emotions, keeping us in the moment and reconnecting with happiness within that is already there.

3) Try some soothing sounds to drift off to, like gentle nature sounds.

IN the hope You find these practices help You align with your Inner, True Self, PortiaSLB

Ways of a Light Seeker: Setting the tone for your day

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Each of us are reaching for Enlightenment, whether we are conscious of it or not. It is a quality and promise of the Law of Evolution which is ever unfolding. And it is open to everyone and has no requirement other than to relax body, mind, emotions and surrender to Truth, Joy and Peace.

But there are obstacles that the human mind sets in place: 1) ignorance and fallacious beliefs, 2) pride and valuing something else because of the payoffs, and 3) impatience.

For those of us on our spiritual journey who are conscious and aware …. our behaviors have shades of meaning. We view life as opportunities for spiritual growth and choices that concur with our spiritual awareness.

There is a connection between how we start our day and what kind of life we have. The attitude you wakeup with and your morning habits bleed into your day. Like me, you may be very aware and have experienced it yourself!

PRACTICES

Here are some morning practices that can help us start our day identifying with Spirit and our inner Joy and Happiness …. setting the tone for the day.

1. Upon waking do an attitude check and become conscious of gratitude for Life, Intelligence, Truth and Love ….. and gratitude for all the opportunities that have come and are to come.

I do this before even opening my eyes! An attitude of Gratitude brightens my day and I know that there is much to look forward to. Even challenges we are to face are opportunities for growth!

2. Make the Mental Contact with Universal Life Energy. You can also place yourself in the Star Exercise position in the bed and make the Mental Contact.

3. While still in the Star Position make these Declarations of Truth from the spark of Unconditional Love in your Heart as shared by The Teacher, Svetozar:

“Father, Thou art inspiring me on the Spiritual Plane.

Thou art guiding me on the mental plane.

Thou art sustaining and protecting me on the material plane.

I am Thy individualized projection into Thy own Eternal substance.

Indissolubly connected with Thee, manifesting all Thy qualities and Powers.”

Thank You.

4. After rising, avoid phones and mass media. Meditate with deep Breathing, Relaxation and Silence for as much time as you allow. This can bridge the human mind to Truth and open the door to Unconditional Love.

5. Read some inspiring works or write in your spiritual journal. Set sincere purposes for being considerate, honest, fearless, friendly, kind and loving.

6. Go outside and walk barefoot upon Mother Earth in the sun as appropriate. Do some deep breathing and observe Nature in the moment.

Kindly share any of your experiences, comments or questions.

In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB

The secret Love of a crisis – it’s not what you think!

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The subconscious ego may be torn up and desperately distraught …. circles over and over in despair, depression, worry, and fear about the global and very personal issues we face now …… without finding any value in it at all.  Yet, there is value in everything, including the present challenges. 

Difficulties can challenge us to pause, ponder and contemplate …. to go within …… to seek joy and happiness. Isn’t it true that we seek strength, wisdom, freedom and harmony? Even the subconscious cries for freedom from misery. Urns for happiness. Pleads for strength and wisdom.  

The subconscious ego wants to reject the way things are now, and would much rather focus on the future or the past without fully experiencing life now. Yet, it’s an opportunity missed. So many, many opportunities missed to consciously experience life. Gone.

If we view every challenge, every problem, every opposition  …..  as an opportunity to find within us a greater response then …… we are encouraged to look within to find our sown strengths …… to rediscover our Soul’s Strength, Wisdom, Truth and Love.

Challenges can prompt us to pause, ponder, and become Silent …… and that’s when we are better able to look deep within and recognize our own Inner Real Self. We may find that we are in the moment fully ….. appreciating Life.

And there can be victory in our hearts ….. and this is a secret Love within us awakening ….. Unconditional Love and Joy.

Gratitude may arise for the awareness of what is happening. Not for the crisis, problem or opposition, rather gratitude for the awareness of serenity and love always being close at hand. Gratitude for the infinite opportunities in this moment. Gratitude for some higher conscious understanding, that may not be logical, rather something deeper and far reaching ….. life changing.

And we can know ….. that if we do fall when facing challenges, it is temporary because we have a deep drive within us to succeed in life. It may take a while and we can hit bottom. Yet, eventually we will, with the help of the Great Principle, find the courage to dust ourselves off and face life again ….. and this is a great gift of Unconditional Love.

In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB


“And there are those who walk the Divine Road. No human help do they expect. At first their steps are handicapped. They have to fight ill-will, and apathy, and ignorance, and fear….And by and by, slowly, step after step they climb, overcoming obstacles along the way, until easier and broader turns the path on which they move onward.”

Eugene Fersen, Science of Being, pages 305 and 306. 

For more consider:

Responding with Soul

Sure fired ways to create Happy Days!

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The subconscious ego can hold us in frustration, lack, and unhappy times, yet a simple decision to rise above it can change everything and our reality can transform.

We are the creators of our reality …. with our attitudes, thoughts and behaviors. Your greatest asset for creating a happy life is yourself ….. your Inner spiritual will and Authentic Self. Remember that the Eternal is always within You, endlessly working for your happiness. You only need to allow it ….. allow all the uplifting Energy, Intelligence, Truth and Love to be in your consciousness and life.

And remember that everything …..everything we think, decide, or do returns to us! And this is also what we attract more of.

Here are some simple ways to create happy days …..

Start your day …….by going within! Take some time to be with yourself and know your loving heart, conscious awareness and inner strength. Do some deep breathing and contact Universal Life Energy, which works to harmonize body, mind and emotions.

Do an attitude check! If you start with an uplifting attitude it can stay with you throughout your day, motivating positive thoughts and behaviors. So consider telling yourself that today is full of happy potential ….. it’s an awesome day! Smile! You are activating the Law of Attraction!

Paint visualizations in your mind of your Happiness ….. what makes you happy and feel it as if it is right at this moment. Know for certain and write it, say it, be in that energy now. This is what you attract and create.

Have an attitude of gratitude. View challenges as opportunities to learn from and improve your well-being. And learn from your mistakes rather than circling in them.

Throughout the day allow yourself to be in the present moment. Accept the moment as it is. See the good in it. That simple decision can change your brain’s neurochemistry to a positive direction. Obsessive worry or constantly thinking the same thoughts, especially of the past, can keep us stuck in that frequency.

Listen to, dance to, sing to ….. feel good music ….. for example, “Happy” by Pharrell,I Got You (I Feel Good)” by Brown, “Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart,Largo al factotum’ by Rossini. It’s amazing how uplifting great music can be!

Dance ,,,,, exercise, eat healthy, and get plenty of sleep. When you feel good on one level it manifests in other levels ….. so if we eat healthy, exercise and get plenty of rejuvenating sleep it benefits our attitudes and behaviors to feel good and be happy!

Clear the clutter …… a simple environment helps release you from past energies, attitudes and memories, opening paths before you with fresh, uplifting energies.

Make the decision to listen to your Heart and be lead by Love. Live FourSquare – be enthusiastic, wise, accurate and loving in all that you do. It’ll build your self-esteem, confidence and attract more feel good opportunities for successes.

See the good in yourself and others. Be a Light in the world. Lend a hand, heart and mind to help others. Give the healing Energy to the world.

In the hope You paint your happy day now, PortiaSLB

“The Power of Love, surging with a quickened beat through the whole Race, is beginning to eat away the discrepancies in their individual natures by which their lack of balance was measured.”

Eugene Fersen, The Fundamental Principles of Science of Being, page 404.

Simple effort can have major effects and change your life!

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We can sit in a quiet place to meditate and all that happens is thinking. We are so addicted to thinking that we feel empty, lost without it.

It takes courage to go into the gaps ….. to become aware of the silence in-between the streams of thinking. It takes courage to go out of our comfort zone …. to pause, observe the quiet ….. go silent within…… and experience zero thoughts.

And we may not even be aware that such a thing is even possible until we try it ….. until we experience it. And interestingly, when we do experience it …… it is such a calm peace that we can get excited about it and we have to quiet that excitement too.

We may experience cycles of silence …… thinking …… silence …… excitement …… silence. And realize we are stretching out the gaps of silence between the streams of thinking, with the thinking streams becoming shorter and the gaps of silence longer in the sense of the human mind.

The point is that in the Silence we are mentally relaxed, physically relaxed, emotionally relaxed.

We are in the physical world, yet free of the heavy senses of it. We are in the mental world, yet free of the demanding and addictive thinking of it. Free of the collective, human subconscious and free of the inner ego, with the memories, beliefs and assumptions of the past.

We are in the human emotional, behavioral world….. yet free of it. Free of guilt, fear, anger, impatience and all the drama, highs and lows.

We are allowing ourselves to return to our true nature …… and this is a healing process for us. We remember and allow ourselves to embrace the beauty of our loving nature ….. to the courageous heart that allows, permits acceptance of what is. Acceptance of what is the condition of life in the moment ….. for ourselves and for others.

And from this experience of Silence …… the experience of freedom from the human ego along with the past attachments and ties to the future ….. we begin to experience the freedom in our daily life moment to moment, seeing the opportunity to build on that freedom for our happiness.

In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB

“In practicing Relaxation and Silence you will gradually gain such control over yourself that unfavorable surroundings will no longer be able so to influence you as to prevent you from deriving all the benefits from the two Exercises whenever you choose.”

Eugene Fersen, The Fundamental Principles of Science of Being, page 17.

For more about Relaxation and Silence also consider: Relaxation and Silence companion lesson link.

Your connection to what you want!

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We each have the Power close at hand to become a magnet for all the Beauty and happiness in Life that is already ours. We need only align with it and claim it. From the perspective of Love, we are Power Houses of Attraction and the Universe offers us Abundance and happiness.

Science of Being, the wisdom and lessons teach us how to release conditioning that holds us back and align with our True Self and all our Innate Powers ….. our Powers that are aligned with the very same Powers of the Universe and Source ….. that attracts elements for our happiness.

Your willingness to connect with spiritual Presence …… attracts the inspiration and physical elements necessary to direct the course of your life. And it is allowing the Law of Attraction to work for you. You attract what you want and doors open for you.

Empower yourself to attract 

The Visualization Exercise empowers You to attract what you want. There are no secrets about it, and yes …… thoughts and imagination are prime ….. so are emotions …. yet there are other essential elements that super charge attraction!

Start with  …… balancing the purpose of your desires …..

For easy steps to empower yourself to attract what you want …… consider:

Law of Attraction – Visualization, Companion to Lesson 15 in 27 Lessons of Science of Being

In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB

“Universal Life Energy, all-pervading and omnipotent, will snatch from the unfathomed depths of Universal Consciousness the mental materials you may require just as effectively as It will attract on the Physical Plane the elements for the realization of desires.”

Eugene Fersen, 27 Lessons in Science of Being, page 345.

Coming tomorrow!

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Good day Light-seekers and Lightbearers!

There has been much written and shared about the Law of Attraction, but some of us don’t seem to get it together enough to see it working for us.

Tomorrow there will be a link for enacting the Law of Attraction in your life that may include some simple practices not included in this site that you may have skipped or not known about.

I am hoping you will see amazing results …… because I want You to succeed and get whatever is FourSquare and makes You happy!

When You are happy it enlightens the whole world!

With Light and Love, PortiaSLB

“Court extremes in your imaginative process, and invest that inner image with an abounding vitality that bursts from every feature in a warmly diffused radiance, like light from a burning ember. Then you will be ready to start it on the next step in its journey into material realization with every assurance of complete success.”

Eugene Fersen, 27 Lessons in Science of Being, page 344.

Surrendering pride before a fall

The stage is dank and dark
 The players desires rocket unforgiving flare
Forgetting the relevant line, 
'Pride goes before a fall.'
 They shout, 'I am holier-than-thou!'

While not even knowing 
 How things are truly going 
Concern for self-gain 
Sees the world as depriving
 Blind to hearts' courage endowing.

Willingness to let go        
 No longer the victim 
Intention envisioned
A sense of inner power becomes dictum
 Championing of causes when allowing.   

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Many believe that pride is a ‘good’ quality and …

Though pride may seem supportive of us initially, pride blocks our expansion and is damaging. It lacks love and blocks us from freedom, happiness and our True Self. But, we have been programmed and conditioned to falsely identify with pride, feeling obligated to defend our positions, beliefs, and possessions. Yet there are ways to rise above it and regain our peace of mind.

To release pride …

It helps to realize how it works and how it gains a foothold of self-righteousness in us. Pride is a conditioned emotion based in the past ….. most likely when we were young and naive. And we tend to envisage this conditioning of pride into our decisions and choices without being conscious of it!

Pride displays defensiveness which implies fear and doubt that the object of pride is not strong enough to stand on its own merit and is open to question. A very prideful person, religious group or social movement is locked into a position or belief by fear, making it very difficult to advance or admit a mistake!

Focus may be on what is believed to be missing, with energies of disappointment, resentment, even anger and hatred, attracting more of the same energies. Anger, fear and hatred makes the prideful person feel that they are entitled to act-out, protest, become violent and even kill or maim those that don’t agree. And this also makes them vulnerable to counter-attack!

When we love and appreciate ourselves, a social movement or religion, the opinion of others has no power over us. We no longer need to be right. We recognize our self-worth and Inner joy arises because of love and enjoyment.

We acknowledge any intrinsic problems as works in progress. And this invokes attitudes that problems can be worked out satisfactorily with the world.

So how do we let go?

Pride is a label …. nothing real ….. an illusion and tool of the subconscious ego to continue its control. It helps to remember that nothing has any meaning other than what we give to it! And it makes it easy to let go since it was an illusion to begin with.

Peace of mind naturally rises within us, because there is nothing to defend or be angry about. Each time we recognize pride and get ahead of it, it’s easier to release

Release is a process of surrender …

 We can give pride new meaning ….. and that is by viewing it as an opportunity to learn and grow ….. to surrender to Unconditional Love ….. and regain our peace of mind. We can reclaim our freedom from the burden of defensiveness, blame, arrogance, anger, vulnerability, fear and smug self-righteousness.

Attract what we want!

 Our emotions are creative energies and with practice we can achieve our goals harmoniously by picturing them lovingly and allowing them, according to Universal Law rather than by our personal will.

We can deliberately create by deliberately choosing uplifting thoughts and emotions like appreciation, gratitude, optimism, compassion and Love. And with these energies we attract through the Law of Attraction and Love the necessary conditions and opportunities for success. 

The greatest gift we can give ourselves is recognition and release of harmful attitudes like pridefulness, fear and self-righteousness ….. and surrender to Unconditional Love. This is surrender to Source, Universal Life Energy and allowing our True Self to Be.  

In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB

“Every positive quality is the potential victim of this creeping poison [fear], which sows hatred, jealousy, distrust, anger, disease – every wrong and destructive element there is, physical, mental and emotional – in order to bar you from those things that you want and to bring into your life those things that you do no want.”

Eugene Fersen, Lesson 12 in 27 Lessons in Science of Being, page 260.

For more consider:

Recognize, Release and Surrender 

One of the easiest ways to recognize pride within our own selves is to observe our thoughts when interacting with others.

As discussed in the pervious entry, we want to get to the bottom of the emotion that causes all the prideful thinking and struggle of defensiveness ….. by recognition, release and surrender. 

To begin recognition: Take a deep breathe, relax, go silent and make the Mental Contact with Universal Life Energy first. …..

Buying into Pride – Lesson 12 of 27 Lessons in Science of Being