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The Powerful and Essential “I Am” Decree

The powerful and essential “I Am” decree features two of the most powerful words anyone may ever utter “I Am”.

These are the formative words of creation lioness with spirit almost anything else we can say or do. Just thinking the words “I Am” invokes the universal life force given to us by Spirit – that energy that keeps us alive moment by moment.

“I” does not refer to ego or false personality but to essence. “I” is a shared “I” referring to everyone’s “I Am” state.

“I Am” is utterly personal and refers to our total uniqueness as beings. It applies to individualized consciousness platform from which we each co-create with spirit.

Paradoxically the words “I Am” is universal, referring to the “I Am” in everything. The words “I Am” are synonymous with the word essence. Each human being has an essence that is the sum total of who they have been, who they are now in this moment, and how they present themselves to the world. This essence, sometimes called soul, is the source of each person’s life. Essence is created by Spirit persons linked to the Creator.

In his most powerful teachings, the great Shaman Jesus, who always taught by example, used the words “I am” with great deliberation. “I am that I am”; “I am the resurrection and the light”; and “I am the light of the world”. Jesus, like so many great spiritual teachers, referred to meditation and prayer as the way to redemption. “If your eye be single your body will be filled with light”.

Here he refers to the process of turning the eyes upward and inward deeply within. It is not by accident that “I” the English vowel, is also the same sound as the word “eye”, the doorway to the soul. They each evoke the same thing, light. The single eye in the forehead sometimes called the Third Eye, is the “Eye” that sees “I”, not ego, but Spirit.

When praying, use the words “I Am” frequently but never to refer to something negative, only to positive aspects.

Notice that when referring do anything difficult “I Am” is never used. Negatives are referred to in the past already gone.

The above is taken from Praying With Power: How to Use Ancient Shamanic Techniques to Gain Maximum Spiritual Benefit and Extraordinary Results Through Prayer by Jose Luis Stevens, page 16.

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Reconnecting with Our Inner Spirit and Power Within

Reconnecting with Our Inner Spirit and Power Within is something that we can all do as we are all one with the Spirit and Power of the Universe.

The Spirit and Power of the Universe is known by many names in cultures around the world including Creator, God, Spirit, Great Spirit, Great Mystery, Source of All, Great Creator, and many more.

Our Inner Spirit has been known by many names since the beginning of time including Essence, Spirit, Soul, Source, Core Self, I Am, the Way, the Tao, and the Christ Energy.

There is no right or wrong way of Reconnecting with Our Inner Spirit.

In these pages, you will find tools, practices, and techniques that I have read about, studied, and or practised. Explore and see what appeals to you.

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Louise Lynn Hay

Louise Lynn Hay was an American motivational author who is known for her books on New Thought. She wrote and published her first book You Can Heal Your Life in 1984. She is the founder of Hay House.

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Louise became a Religious Science practitioner in the early 1970s studying the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes. She began leading workshops where she led people in working with spoken affirmations to help them cure their illnesses. Louise became popular as a workshop leader.

Louise also studied Transcendental Meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa.

Hay House

Hay House is a publisher, founded in 1984 by Louise Hay, focused on New Thought, body, mind, spirit, self-help, personal growth, and alternative medicine.

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Centers for Spiritual Living – CSL

Centers for Spiritual Living – CSL is a religious denomination based on Religious Science that was founded by Ernest Holmes. Their primary text is The Science of Mind (1928 version) written by Ernest Holmes.

CSL resulted from the merger of United Centers for Spiritual Living (formally, United Church of Religious Science) and International Centers for Spiritual Living (formally, Religious Science International).

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Centers for Spiritual Living™ is a global community that is based in Golden, Colorado that is comprised of more than 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries.

These communities teach a New Thought philosophy that brings religion and science together and offers spiritual tools to transform personal lives and help make the world a better place.

This is done through the study and practice of Science of Mind® and Spirit, also known as Religious Science®, which holds that all life is sacred—that each human being is an expression of God.

CSL believes in Cause and Effect and teach that “it is done unto you as you believe.” In essence, our thinking and expectations create our reality. Their teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of spiritual traditions through the ages.

People of all spiritual paths — Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and others — are welcome in our communities.

We help people experience a personal relationship with the creator; promote a community of tolerance, understanding and respect; provide classes, programs, prayer and meditation; and advocate a safe spiritual community of like-minded people interested in living a spiritual life.

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Awakening to the Spirit World by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman

In Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman bring together a circle of renowned Western shamanic elders to present a comprehensive manual on the oldest and most reliable human technology for accessing the realms of spirit – Shamanism.

The Shamanic Elder contributors are: Tom Cowan, Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, José Stevens, and Alberto Villoldo.

Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman

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Awakening to the Spirit World discusses:

  • How the original practice of shamanism shaped the world’s spiritual traditions and why it is still relevant today.
  • The art of the shamanic journey–a time-tested meditative method for experiencing important spiritual lessons and truths.
  • Guidance for avoiding common pitfalls of shamanic practice. Instruction for working with your dreams, connecting to your spirit guides, healing yourself and your environment.

Table of Comtents

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  • Preface from Sandra Ingerman
  • Preface from Hank Wesselman
  • Introduction What Is Shamanism?
  • The Shamanic Journey
  • Reconnecting with Nature
  • Visionary Work with Weather and Environmental Changes
  • The Power of Ceremony and Ritual Dreams
  • Creative Art As a Bridge
  • Working with Sound and Light
  • Death As a Rite of Passage
  • Experiential Work with Death and Dying
  • All Change Involves a Death
  • Our Children Are Our Future
  • Working in Community
  • The Transformational Community
  • The Return of the Shaman
  • Further Resources
  • About The Society for Shamanic Practitioners
  • About the Authors
  • About the Contributors

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Spiritual Development Tools

Using Spiritual Development Tools can provide a solid foundation in helping you to grow your spiritual connections. My perspective is that we are spiritual beings having a human experience here on Earth, that we are one with Spirit and one with each other. In my practice, I refer to Spirit in a number of ways including Great Spirit, God, Creator, Great Mystery, the Source of All, Infinite Mind, and so forth.

Spiritual development tools have come to us from spiritual and religious traditions going back to the dawn of time.

My goal is to introduce you to the tools that I have personally used and practiced, as well as some tools that have been recommended to me.

  • affirmations
  • awareness that we are part of nature
  • chanting
  • chakras
  • clearing
  • concentration
  • contemplation
  • grounding
  • journalling
  • mala beads
  • meditation
  • prayer
  • protection
  • Sanskrit mantra
  • spiritual discipline
  • visualization
  • walking

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