How do you feel when someone judges you unfairly? Probably pretty lousy, or perhaps very angry. It might make you sad because the opinions of others can feel so undeserved and wrong.
Yet, we all judge. We judge ourselves most severely, but we don’t hesitate to make determinations about others throughout the day that may or may not be based in truth. Jesus said to judgmental people of his day wanting to stone an adulteress that the person who was sinless should be casting the…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on August 8, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Recently I’ve written about having problems as part of experiencing our humanity. I’ve also brought up using disempowerment as a tool of empowering our lives.
Both of these topics have resulted in numerous emails or comments on social media. Most have applauded my stand, but there are a couple of people (in the most severe of criticisms) who think I have no right to be a…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on August 1, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
How tired are you of the negativity, outright lies and blatant disregard for common sense we hear from the media?
It’s like whenever there’s a disaster of any kind in the world: We don’t want to watch, but we do. Sometimes we get so addicted to the details – even though the reporters are merely repeating what was already said 20 minutes earlier – that we find ourselves almost immovable in front of our screen.
If what we are hearing is an…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on July 25, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Do feel like you live from a place of power, meaning you feel empowered in your life, the decisions you make and the direction of your life? My friend and colleague, the well-known prosperity speaker and Unity minister, Rev. Edwene Gaines, introduces herself as a “woman of power.” That rubs some people the wrong way and Edwene couldn’t give a rat’s patooty about it.
It seems society teaches us to vie for power and then criticizes those who pursue it, particularly if that…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on July 18, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Have you noticed how we hold celebrities and spiritual leaders to a higher standard than others? We can be quick to criticize the conduct of people we hold in high esteem if what they do or say doesn’t fit the pictures we’ve created of them.
For example, if celebrity couples separate or divorce the gossip rags go crazy, citing the events as yet another example of how famous people can’t manage relationships well – as if the general public can cast the first stone or look to…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on July 11, 2016 at 5:18pm — No Comments
Do you like to “people watch?” Considering the amount of time I spend in airport terminals for my “day job” it’s become a major pastime for me.
I was having breakfast in Miami International Airport this week with a view to the terminal concourse. Many of the passengers, airport employees, TSA agents and flight crews were all doing the same thing: Walking by with their noses buried in a mobile device.
There was little if any interaction with other people around them. Sadly,…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on June 29, 2016 at 8:36pm — No Comments
Do you have a “vision?” One of the most important tools we can have for success is a personal vision statement. It succinctly articulates what we want our lives to accomplish, what we want to enjoy, how we wish to live, with whom we wish to live it, and what impact we intend to have on the planet using the gifts that are uniquely ours to give.
This week we continue to discuss The Global Vision: A World That Works For Everyone, brought to us by…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on June 20, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Ever say something and before it’s even out of your mouth you knew you’d regret it? You might have said right then or perhaps later, “I didn’t mean that!”
You sorta kinda probably did.
Our comments might not indicate the type of person we want to be remembered as being for generations to come, but we often mean EXACTLY what we say. True, we may regret having let the cat out of the bag, but there it is, lying exposed on the floor in front of us for all to see, all…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on June 13, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
How often during the day do you ask or hear, “Why?”
“There is no answer to a ‘why’ question.” I was once told. I believe the comment was in response to what a minister should say to comfort the surviving family of someone who had recently died.
Actually, that’s probably not a good time to ask why. It’s a time to comfort one another, get through the next few days, weeks or months, and look for answers later. Another time when “Why?” does little good is when we are discussion the…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on June 6, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Has anyone ever told you that you should live up to your potential? I’ve heard that, either directed toward me or in passing when one person is discussing someone else (usually their husband or child).
My first thought is always, “How do you know the ultimate potential of someone else?” My second thought comes something along the line about the person minding their own darn business, but I digress ……Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on May 30, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
I admit it. At times it’s just overwhelming to me.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes the charity emails, social media postings about the great needs of people locally and around the global, and the unending mail delivered to my house requesting donations is just too much.
I go to the grocery store and…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on May 23, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
How many times have you heard that line in a movie or TV show based in New York City? I lived in Manhattan for nearly two years. No one ever said that to me. Perhaps I’m not that threatening, but then again I talk to most everyone.
That’s the standard joke in my family. I can get someone’s full family…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on May 16, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Okay, so first of all, the graphic here is a kinda true! Ernest Holmes taught us that our reality is a real as we need it to be. The question here is how "real" do we want our problems to be?
Do you have problems? “OH NO!!!” screams the metaphysician in horror. “We NEVER have problems! We have ‘challenges’ or ‘opportunities,’ but NEVER problems! That’s so NEGATIVE!”
Reality check. We in New Thought and metaphysics need to realize how afraid some in our movement have become of…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on May 10, 2016 at 4:45pm — No Comments
Theme for the Month of May
The Global Vision:
Spiritual Guidance and Personal Responsibility
Theme for the Week of May 2:
My Mind Is a Center of Divine Activity
“We believe that life is the logical and necessary outcome
of the infinite self-knowingness of God.” - Ernest Holmes
Do you realize…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on May 2, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments
Theme for the Week of April 25:
Kinship With All Life
Affirmation: We see a world in which kinship with all life prospers.
Do you believe we still live in a “dog-eat-dog” world? When media feeding frenzies highlight what’s wrong on our planet it could leave us to agree. And, many businesses are still operating with the model that there’s only room for one at the top.
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on April 26, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
“We believe that the manifest universe
is the body of God.” – Ernest Holmes
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on April 18, 2016 at 6:15pm — No Comments
Theme for the Week of April 11:
You Cannot Disconnect From Life
We see a world in which we live and grow as One Global Family
that respects and honors the interconnectedness of all life.
Do you ever want to get away from it all? As complicated as our modern lives can get at times it’s no wonder if you do. We all deserve a break from the…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on April 11, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Theme for the month of April
The Global Vision: Kinship With All Life
Theme for the week of April 4:
Place No Limit On Principle
We believe in healing through the power of this Mind.” – Ernest Holmes
Did you know that some people won’t pray for the “little things,” because they’re afraid they’ll…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on April 4, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Theme for the Week of March 28:
Identify Yourself With What You Want
Affirmation: We see a world in which individuals rediscover their
personal power to create an individual life that works
within a life that works for everyone.
Do you see yourself accepting something before you physically have it in your possession? Or, do…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on March 28, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
Theme for the Week of March 21, 2016
Don’t Bring Me Down: The challenges of group consciousness
“We believe in control of conditions through the power of this Mind.” – Ernest Holmes
Have you had just about enough of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaigning yet? Personally, I can’t get enough of it. HUH?
Perhaps you are troubled by the rhetoric from…Continue
Added by Terry Drew Karanen on March 21, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments