Today’s Positive Thought (We can move beyond our problems into our mystical state of being)

uite often life’s tough problems are going to shake us up. It happens to the best of us. Even Jesus when he was on the cross he cried, “Father, father, why has thou forsaken me?” At first he was looking at his situation from a material standpoint, thinking, “I’ve done all this good for all these people, and now look at how I’m being treated. I don’t understand this. God where are you? Why are you allowing this to happen?” Then the story says, he reflected and said, “Thy will be done.” He realized that this is something that was meant to happen. This comes with the territory. This is what happens when you shake up the establishment in the ways in which he did at that time. When he remembered, he went back into mystical consciousness and was above the entire situation. He even began to comfort the man next to him on the cross. We saw a similar situation with Dr. Martin Luther King when he said, “I might not get there with you, but that’s alright because I have seen the Promised Land.”

Note Jesus also said “these things I do you can do and greater.” No matter what your cross may be, when you reflect and remember that God and the entire Universe is with you, and all is in perfect order, you can also move into your mystical state and be above the entire situation while you do whatever it is that you must do.

From the book Wise Words
by Craig Kimbrough and MeditativeZone

Today’s Question for Craig (How do I heal my shadow self?)

Question: How do I let go of emotions that come up during meditation? and How do I heal my shadow self? This is something that I really need to do, heal my shadow self and all the emotions that are tied up in it.

Craig’s Answer: My first suggestion to healing your shadow self is not look at it as needing healing. Look at the process as a marvelous journey in which you are moving deeper and deeper into your authentic self, your higher self, one moment at a time. Look for lessons in each moment and remind yourself this is the perfect moment for you to get your lesson and move deeper into the experience of Heaven here and now. Make getting the lesson the main objective in life.

For example, I saw a movie the other day. Initially I did not like it and started to walk out. But I decided I would get a message in this movie, and chose not to leave until it came. I repeated my mantra in my head to help clear my mind and get my message. Then it came. My message was to remember to make things less about me and more about those who I am here to help. To work more on letting go of my ego as I approach the world. As I got the message I saw ways I could actually improve upon this in my world.

The next morning I randomly opened up my latest book I’ve been writing, for a message. My message was not to worry about what the other people in my world, my movie or dream, think about me, just focus on my lesson. It seemed to be part of a theme of I’ve been getting lately on shedding my ego. Shortly after getting my message, I went to drop off my 7 year old son Jordan at school. I had just found out he had lost his gloves again. Without his gloves he would not be able to go outside for recess.

When I got to his class I found two pairs of his gloves and a hat. I was telling his teacher “here it is, not just one but two pairs and a hat” while shaking my head. I could tell Jordan was embarrassed and felt bad as we talked.

As I left I kept thinking about how he must have felt. I, the one who was supposed to be in his corner, was criticizing him in front of his teacher and friends. I thought about going back and talking to him, but I did not want to have to have the secretary take him out of class to talk to me. I am up there a lot, and felt like the staff would be like “here he is again.”

As I drove off, I tried sending good thoughts to my son in my mind, but a thought ran through my mind. “I have to go back and talk to him.” As soon as I said this to myself I felt sensations I get when I know what I thought came from on high. I could hear the Aum vibration, and I could barely feel my body. Then I suddenly became excited. I thought, “this is a chance to move into my lesson, and not worry about the staff, the other people in my dream, think about me as I do it. I will go help my son regardless of what any one thinks, because it is not about me.” It is about him, the one I am to serve. So I went back to the school.

When my Jordan came out he was happy, so I did not make it a big deal. I just reminded him that I was proud of him and think that he is great. My mission was complete.

If you want to heal your shadow self or move beyond your ego, do it one moment at a time, reminding yourself that you are an instrument of the Universe. Ask and be open to what the Universe wants for you to learn and do. In the meantime continue to meditate as you have been taught. When doing so, remind yourself prior to meditating that all is well, and you are in the perfect place to get the lessons that will make you and yours most happy.

Craig Kimbrough
For Positive Guru Blog

Today’s Positive Thought (Sometimes you have to take your time and lay it on the line)

There is a time for everything. And in life I find it is a good policy to be as kind and agreeable as possible as often as I possibly can. It is good karma and good for all involved.

Having said that, we will also find that sometimes people may not appreciate what we are trying to do, or where we are coming from, and it comes out in their actions. We may have tried to get along and done all we could to make the situation work. We may have tried talking to them in subtle ways or even more direct. Sometimes we can even tell that they know how hard we are trying, but they still want to make things unnecessarily difficult.

If this is the case, it is no time to be upset. This is a time to be true, and get our lesson. And just what may be our spiritual lesson at hand? We may find that it is time to take our time and lay it on the line. In other words, we have to let the other party know just how we feel, and what we are prepared to do.

First we must let go of all fear and worry of possible outcomes, and let them know in no uncertain terms, “if you continue to go in this direction, this is what I am prepared to do. If you choose to go in the other direction, then this is what I will do.” We must lay it all out clearly, and be ready to act, no matter how uncomfortable we previously thought it would make us. We must treat this like it is our mission from God. As a matter of fact, when such a time arises, that is exactly what it is. It is a matter of now being true to ourselves and to our lesson, and letting the chips fall where they may. If we are sincere in our efforts, we will be backed by the entire Universe.

Today’s Positive Thought (Be Happy and put the law of karma in positive action)

Do not make the mistake of waiting until things turn out a certain way for you to be happy.  Be happy now and know that your happiness expressed multiplies.  The universe finds new ways to make you experience more happiness.   This is the law of karma in positive action.

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Practice this today  Tell yourself all the reasons why you are happy, blessed and or thankful and watch how you feel and the results that follow.  We all have some reasons to be happy and yours are different than mine.  Here are a few of mine.

I am happy that I have a  wonderful home in a beautiful community that I love.

I am happy my kids are healthy.

I am so blessed for the time that I had with my grandparents it was truly magical.

I am thankful for time with my guru Mr. Ambrister I know he is still with me as I learn my lessons in life.

I am happy for the time that I had with my business mentor Mr. Britton.  It prepared my for my business life.

I am thankful for my business it has truly given me a way to earn a living on my own terms and provided well for me and my family.

I am blessed beyond belief for the meditation science it has changed my life and made it an adventure beyond anything I could ever describe.

I plan to do this for the rest of the day.  I hope you do too.  Whenever I do this, I have incredible results following.  But once again this is simply the law of karma.  Think about the good and more good comes.


Today’s Positive Thought (“Abandon all dharmas or duties, and follow me and only me”)

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In the Bhavagad Gita there is a passage where Khrisna tells Arjuna to “abandon all duties, and follow me and only me.”  Krishna is God in the form of a chariot rider and teacher speaking to Arjuna the student and great warrior.  Krishna also tells Arjuna that this is the secret of all secrets, a very high lesson indeed.  The idea is to keep your mind and attention on God, and place this above all cares and worries and obligations.  In other words we must keep our mind on God and the magic of the Universe, act in light of God and our lesson and let the chips fall where they may. 

How do we do this?  Meditate often.  Think of the magic of the Universe often.  Watch movies, read and listen to such material often.  Trust the signs from the Universe that come on account of this and move on them, even if they challenge your normal way of thinking.

Positive Meditative Thought (“When you have the kind of problems that you have, you need to be meditating all day long”)

My teacher Mr. Ambrister

Mr. Ambrister

(18 years ago)  I was struggling and hoping to get some advise on how to deal with what seemed to be an impossible situation. I called my meditation teacher, Mr. Ambrister, and told him about my situation.  He said Sonny you have to meditate more.  I said “meditate more what do you mean?  I meditate 3 times a day.  I teach meditation and breathing classes here at my bookstore on Sunday and Wednesdays.  There are days that I will close myself off from the world and meditate a whole day.”  Mr. Ambrister laughed and said “Sonny when you have the kind of problems that you have you have to meditate all day long.”  Then I understood.

I had a busy life with many aspects to it.  I had a wife and kids.  I had my gutter and window cleaning business.  I also had a metaphysical bookstore.  I also had meditation students to deal with.  And at this time, during my first marriage, I was desperately struggling to hold together my marriage and family.  I was in over my head.  The problems were mounting.  When Mr. Ambrister told me that “with the problems I have I need to be meditating all day long”, it reminded me of something else he used to say.  “It shall take all the strength that God can give you, simply to live my friend, simply to live.”

I needed to let God and my higher self handle the problems and my life.  I needed to be chanting my mantra all throughout the day, while walking from place to place, or working, to raise my vibration.  When I was riding in the car, I needed to be listening to information of a higher order.  When I got home, I needed to be watching movies that reminded me of the magic of Gods Universe.  Even when I spent time with my wife and kids or with my business, I needed to be reminding myself that they are sent from God and I am an instrument serving God at every moment.  I needed to be meditating all day long.


Today’s Positive Thought (Do what you have to do to experience Good Karma)

Dynamic tranquility: the Buddha in contemplation.
Dynamic tranquility: the Buddha in contemplation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This morning a good friend and meditation student of mine called me to ask “what is the thought for today?  He said He can’t get to the internet today to read the blog, but he felt like he needed to hear today’s thought.  It was quite early and I had not even begun to think or write, so I just said what was on my mind.  My answer was “do what you have to do to experience good karma.”

I told him if you meditate regularly, think about God the Universe and your lessons.  If you go through life asking questions, sincerely trying to grow, you will have good karma.  You will find yourself getting answers and guidance everywhere you go.  Even when you sleep at night you will find yourself having dreams in which you will learn information that would normally take years to digest, just from seeing a quick vision in a dream.  It may be something as simple as seeing someone walking down the street and as they are walking you are feeling what they feel, thinking what they think and then you wake up.  But when you awaken you feel like you have all this incredible knowledge about them, you, life, your relation to everyone and everything, and how you are going to move through your life.  You also will know that everything you need in life will magically show up as you need it.  When this happens you are experiencing the good karma.  It is no accident, it comes on account of your focus.


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