How Do You Know If Your Sign Or Message Comes From A Higher Place? (Today’s Positive Question)

 

 

Last week Charles asked, “How do you know when the message is from God and The Universe and not just from your own mind?”

I Thought this was a great question because first, it implies that we can be so connected with God and our higher self that we can get information from on high.  And second, because it suggests that there is a difference between our normal everyday thoughts, experiences, and information, and the spiritual information that is always correct.

I gave an example of how when I had my bookstore I needed more customers and had tried many things to acheive what I wanted.  I tried radio ads, popular publications and other sources.  I tried a light-up sign in the window.  I was not allowed to put a sign on the building.

I put the question to God and The Universe asking “What do I do to get more people coming in?” I meditated for a long period hoping for an answer.  The next day as I entered my printer Roy’s print shop he said “you know what Craig? ” As soon as he spoke, I got a chill and said to myself “Here comes my answer.”

Then he said “When I had my shop on Northwestern Highway I had all kinds of walk in traffic because of my sign. You could see it from many angles and far away. Now I don’t get the walk in traffic because I sit far back off 12 mile and people don’t know I am here.  So I am going to get me an old van and put it out by the road.  I don’t even care if it runs. I am going to paint a sign on it and use it as a billboard for my store.  I did it in Florida and it worked well.”  I could not believe it.  I had a van that barely ran I was about to get rid of. This was my answer. To put a sign on it and keep it by the road of my store.  Roy never this did this, but I did.

I paid a guy to airbrush the most beautiful sign. And guess what? Nobody came.  I got no new traffic.  But I knew this was my sign because of how strangely the information came to me and the feeling I got before Roy even spoke to me. So I drove up and down Southfield Road where my store was and I realized the sign I paid for was too pretty and not bold enough to see from a distance.  That evening I painted the top half of the van white and placed big black letters on it from front to back with the name of the store on it, which I shortened in order to make the letters bigger.  The very next day people started coming in saying “I saw your sign.  I did not even know you were here.”  Traffic increased dramatically.

When we get information from on high, we may get a strong unusual feeling or sensation to tell us we are on track like I got when I walked in Roy’s shop. Things may line up perfectly to tell us that we are on track, like when I heard Roy’s story telling me what to do one day after asking for help. The answer can come from anywhere or anyone.  We just have to be open. Often it helps to step up our meditaton and positive or spiritual works to help us catch the message. And if we are not sure of our answer or sign, we can ask for another.

Positive Guru Monday (Sheryl Gives Some Insight on Giving and Letting Go)

 

 

This monday we are featuring positivity from Sheryl.  Sheryl commented on the post about Kelly last week.  Kelly had shared how good she felt when she let go of any negative thoughts while giving to a panhandler.  “I did not judge him or wonder what he was going to do with the money.  I just chose to believe it was going to help and gave.  I have to say it really felt good.”

In Sheryl’s comment she replied “Thank you Kelly for this uplifting story. It serves as a reminder to us all. Giving is letting go. It blesses the receiver and giver both.”

I personally found Sheryl’s statement to be very profound.  Because it is when we let go that the true giving starts.  That is when we let go of…How are they going to receive my gift? Are they going to appreciate it? What are they (the receiver or the outside world) going to think about me?” And so many other things that we are holding on to. Once we can do this, the person receiving the gift can truly feel the purity of the gift and we feel it too. This is why Kelly felt so good when she had let go.

Do you have any thoughts or a positive lesson or act to share? If so please comment below. Both Kelly and Sheryl are a part of our Positive Guru Wristband Movement. If you are interested in how the wristband movement works click on Wristbands at the top of the website.  For the next month, the “Peace and Love” wristbands are free.  If you would like a free wristband email me at positivegurublog@gmail.com

Peace and Blessings

Craig Kimbrough for Positve Guru Blog

 

Positive Guru Monday ( A Shift In Thinking For Kelly In The Realm of Giving. Do You Have A Positive Act or Shift in Thought to Share? )

The other day Kelly gave $10.00 to a man on the street asking for money.  She said “I just gave him the money and let go.  I did not judge him or wonder what he was going to do with the money.  I just chose to believe it was going to help and gave.  I have to say it really felt good. There was a time I did not have the money to do so but I do now and I am glad that I did.”  This was a positive shift for Kelly in this area of her life.

In the past Kelly was very reluctant to give in such situations due to her concerns whether the money she gave was going to be used to do drugs or for the wrong endeavors.  She had seen a reporter expose on someone in the past who was begging and did not really need the money and actually doing quite well.  This time Kelly chose to give, think the best and let go when she came accross a man asking for money.

It was wonderful to see the sense of peace on Kelly’s face as she talked about her giving and shift in her way of thinking on the matter. This was Kelly’s personal positive act for that day as part of the Positive Guru Wristband Movement. I thought that the gesture and the choice and growth was quite impressive. Do you have any thoughts or a positive lesson or act to share? If so please comment below. If you are interested in how the wristband movement works click on Wristbands at the top of the website.

Peace and Blessings

Craig Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog

I Will Be With You Until The End Of The Earth (The Next 30 Days)

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In time, the sincere student learns that by following the instructions of the teacher and meditating often, a true bond is formed. The teacher will show up in thought, dream and meditation to help the student both in life and along the meditation path. This experience and bond further teaches the student that we are much more than these bodies we find ourselves in and our connections in life go far beyond the physical. The more we meditate and live by the philosophy, the more we find this to be true.

On the meditation path, through experience we begin to realize that the teachings and the teacher’s words are forever and will always be there in time of need. Not only is this the case. The teacher’s spirit will also be with him or her until time passes away. So even when the teacher is not physically present, the teacher and the teachings are still there forever. This also holds true with those who are near and dear to us and anyone who has imparted life lessons with us. Their spirit makes a lasting impression and never leaves, especially when we become more aware of our oneness and realize that this is the case.

As I Wake Up I Enthusiastically Choose New Life, While I Lay There With Two Broken Ankles And A Stuggle to Keep My Business Going. (From Craig’s Journal)

 by Craig Kimbrough Positive Guru

I had just woke up from my dream excited, as I lay there not yet able to walk again, but looking forward to walking in the near future. I lay there happy and enthused about my businesses and life, even though I was struggling to keep my two businesses going without me being there physically. I was thankful to have the chance to live the best life ever. I could truly say I was happy to still be here as Craig with my two broken ankles and all.

I was 56 years old (still am) and on the mend from an accident and injury, and just about to learn how to walk again, still in a wheel chair. It was truly blowing my mind that I was going to choose to be happy in this particular situation. I was asking myself, “Why choose this life and situation, when the others are so great without that level of challenge?” I was half asleep and half awake, coming out of the most interesting dream.

(In Henry Ford Hospital West Bloomfield June 2, 2021)

In the dream I was one of several young people marveling at the realization that we could time travel and choose who ever we wanted to be, at whatever point in life we choose and live from there. It was a feeling of being beyond limits and quite comforting. The posssibilities were vast. It felt totally real, and somewhat mind blowing at the same time. I was realizing that I had a choice of any of the lives I was viewing and I also had the choice of the life I was living as Craig here in this time space that I am in right now from whence I am writing.

All of these possible lives and experiences looked quite tempting, and was a part of who I was. Sort of like I had been living them all and now I had to chose only one to continue in. What I found quite fascinating was that I was leaning towards choosing to be Craig, and not just Craig, but me during one of the most challenging times in my life. And yet I had this opportunity to be in these other freer lives, and not have the challenge of being in pain and wondering if I would walk again, learning how to walk again, and having to rebuild my businesses.

But then in the midst of making my choice, it came to me in a flash, so keenly. “I have children and people who love and need me.” I could see the various ways I had to be there for them. I also had such great potential to live out the most incredible story and life. One in which I would be helping so many, and be totally into my Dharma, my passion, my proper place in life, and living it to the fullest. This is when I found myself waking up to this reality, totally excited, ready to jump into my new life! I was Craig once again, on this new journey ready to learn to walk again, and revitalize my business, with my two broken ankles, broken tibia and all!

(Halloween 2021 Me and my girlfriend Kelly, and my good friend Terrill. I was starting to walk again. Terrill was the Hulk, I was The Spirit, and Kelly was, An Athenian Goddess)

Back To The Future, The New Golden Age (Today’s Poetry)

Do you remember the Golden Age?

Believe it or not I remember it well.

At times I wonder “How did I get there?”

As I think back I got lost in the beauty.

Perhaps beauty is not the right word.

Lost in the magic of what’s behind the veil.

Lost in the transendental realm.

Where the Universe was on my mind all the time.

We came together in a world of peace.

We talked about The Universe all day long.

We came together once or twice a week.

We discussed growth and the spiritual path.

The rest of the world was far away.

When I came to visit I went back to peace and love.

I miss those days it’s part of my lesson.

I had less and more at the same time.

Perhaps it is time for me to go back.

Back to the future the new Golden Age.

Man I can’t wait it’s a state of mind.

I stick to what’s important and make that my focus.

Craig Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog

Sometimes We Have To Step Back To Move Forward (Today’s Poetry)

Sometimes we have to step back.

This can lead us to whom we have always been.

When we look back we must search deep within.

To step into the role that we are meant to play.

We may have to step back to move forward.

It’s a fast track to where we want to be.

So contemplate and go within.

And remember where you always wanted to go.

Sometimes we have to step back because we are forced.

We may realize our situation is a gift.

An opportunity in the midst of difficulty.

When we learn to embrace our good is right here

Craig Kimbrough For Positive Guru Blog

Time for the New Era of No Holding Back(From Craig’s Journal)

This morning I woke up thinking about the Coronavirus and life, and how the world is so uncertain and changing. I also thought about when my father asked me “What have you learned from this?” He was speaking in turns of this virus hitting the world by storm. I spoke about money mangagement and making sure there is always more than enough. I talked about changes in my business. I thought about sharing more love to the people in my world. I thought about doing things that I am now forced to do. Now I know that next time when the ideas come, to move on them early. Some of these changes I am making I thought of doing years ago. I’m sure it would have made life easier back then if I acted, and I would be on a different level now. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life and my accomplishments. Life has truly been wonderful thus far. But I do have some aspirations that I would love to move into. As I was thinking about all of this, it really hit me. I absolutely have to be the person I want to be in my heart of hearts unapologetically.

I decided to open a book, any book, and if the page was talking about doing this, then that is what I would do. I would no longer hold back in life, especially when it comes to teaching and sharing spirituality, metaphysics and meditatation. I was excited at the idea of truly becoming free, free to share without the fear of taking things too far for those who may not be approve of what I have to say.

The page I opened to was in a book that I had never read. It was leftover from when I used to own my spiritual bookstore. It was one of many. It was a book on Tarot. The funny thing is, I don’t even get into tarot cards, but I said to myself “my answer will be on the page I open up to.”

It spoke about an old card called The Angel, or The Last Judgement. It represented an angel, or messenger, blowing a trumpet, and attached was a flag bearing a symbol of the aeon of the age of Osiris. It also spoke about the destruction of an old world and the begining of a new. This angel was the messenger who brought news of the new aeon, or era to earth. The paragraph ended talking about the importace of revealing.

As I read, it was like an out of body experience. And I could barely feel my body. This was my confirmation! How much more clear can you get than that? Unapologetically blowing a trumpet with the news, revealing. I thought to myself. This is what I was to do. Blow the trumpet loud! What are the odds I would open up a book that was talking about this? I decided there will be no more holding back. I will share. I will talk about dream interpretations, visions, meditations, and lessons, no longer wondering if it is too much. I will be me 100%. I will share through writings, poems, video, song, by what ever way it hits me at the time and let the chips fall where the may. Any way, today I share this by way of journaling so I can remember not to hold back on my expression.

Peace and Blessings

Craig

On The Spiritual Path Making Money and Helping People Go Hand in Hand. When You Make More Money You Can Help More People and When You Help More People You Make More Money

One eventing I asked God to tell me what did I need to do in order to make the kind of money I needed to make to carry out all my proposed endeavors. The next day while meditating I decided I would meet my teacher Mr. Ambrister on the inner planes in meditation. The next thing I new I was walking out of a building pushing through the door. While doing so I heard a voice telling me that “on the spiritual planes making money and helping people go hand in hand. When you make more money you can help more people and when you help more people you make more money. I found it to be very profound and quite true for those in a spiritual state of mind.

As we grow spritually we will naturally use our money to help ourselves, our family and loved ones and the world at large on a bigger scale. Understanding this we have no problem being serious about acquiring money.

Also as we grow more spiritually, we will naturally be inclined to find ways to help more people. This will often lead us to making more money especially if this is not the main motivating factor.