A healthy reminder and warning from the movie, American Gangster

Last night I was watching the movie American gangster. Early on I was once again struck by a scene that has caught my attention before. Frank Lucas and his mentor Bumpy Johnson are walking. Bumpy is talking to Frank about some things that greatly disappoint him about the world. They then walk into a store. Bumpy is on a roll now with his complaining, talking about the store with disgust. Asking “Look at this super f…ing discount store, Where is the service, where is the pride in ownership?” The next thing you know Frank’s mentor and friend is falling to the floor in the middle of a heart attack. This scene has always been a very deep scene to me. It points out how powerful our mind and attitude is, especially when it comes to our health. It reminds me of times when I was on a roll talking about and complaining about something and the next thing I know I have an incredible headache. I even have had times when I began to think about something negative in nature, that may upset or worry me, and suddenly I feel my throat hurting, my tooth hurting, and my chest hurting, all at the same time. I would have to stop and breath, and relax. I have also found that if during such times, if I drank water the pain would often leave. But the message is always very strong. Get that off your mind. Keep it as positive as possible.

Miracle? Yes or No

I woke up at 4:50 in the morning and I was still very tired. I thought that maybe I should get up and tend to my spiritual time, but I was so still so tired. I debated in my mind off and on for a moment which one to do because I really wanted to tend to my meditating and writing, but I just felt so drained like I barely had any sleep. I decided to go back to bed for and hour and get back up at 6:00.

I know it sounds crazy but I do not have an alarm clock. I usually rely on my wife’s clock. The only problem is her’s goes off faithfully at 7:00 every morning. Most days I wake up early anyway before her clock goes off. And I can usually decide when to get up and be pretty close. So I layed down. The next thing I knew, I woke up to Debbie’s clock going off. I thought to myself “Oh no it’s 7:00.” I felt bad because I had promised myself I would take time out every morning to meditate and write early to start the day off right. I jumped in the shower and started out the room to get my son Jordan ready for school. As I was walking out the door of the bedroom I thought to myself “It sure would be cool if I woke up at 6:00 instead of 7:00.” Then I said “Now that would be a miracle. What are the odds of that happening.” Then I went into the kitchen and looked at the clock. It said 6:15. I could not believe it. I thought the power must have gone off, so I went to look at my watch. I purposely chose a quartz instead of an automatic just to be sure the time was correct. I could not believe my eyes. It was 6:15. I really did wake up at 6:00. I asked Debbie if she set her clock for 6:00 instead of 7:00. She said yea I usually set if for 7:oo but I needed bo be up an hour early to finish studying for a test this morning.

Now here’s my question for you. Do you believe my experience was a miracle? Yes or No. You can reply below and let me know what you think.

A friend’s dialouge with God and The Universe

A friend of mine who is also a member of Meditativezone and PositiveAmbassador.Org were talking. He was telling me how he has been learning to dialogue with God and The Universe more. He reminded me that years ago he had a problem with the whole idea, but over the years through our conversations and some of my stories, he finally decided to give it a try. Before I go any further I should add that Charles’ problem with talking to God and even asking God for answers was not that he did not believe in God or the magic of the Universe but rather he felt that it was not right to ask God for anything. Afterall God knows his situations already. He also had a problem with the fact that I would ask for answers to the smallest things even though I would get what seemed to be astonishing results from the process. As I was saying, some time ago Charles tried asking God to give him some help in his world and was surprised because the help came right away.

Here recently our friend Charles was thinking. “You know God, I seem to always to ask for things in a selfish way. Maybe this time, for once, I should think about someone else in this process.” He went on to think about how his wife was also recently unemployed just like himself, and going through many of the same things that he was. He decided to ask if she could be directed to a job that she enjoyed that not only helped to pay the bills but also helped her to feel happy, worthy and fulfilled. To his surprise, God answered right away. His wife got a job offer the next day. It was almost unbelievable, she had been looking and waiting for over a year and as soon as he asks for help unselfishly for her without any thought for himself, a job miraculously shows up. He said what really got him was how fast it happened. I could tell that this was a big thing for Charles as it should be. I told him that my experience with such happenings is that as big as it is that his wife now has a job that we expect to be one that she truly enjoys, even bigger is the incredible magical experience of being so connected that you can truly ask and receive. The receiving is the small part. the big thing is knowing you are that intricately connected to The Universe. Charles agreed.

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