Sunday Sermonette – Spiritual Laws

Sunday Sermonette - Spiritual Laws

Welcome to your Sunday Sermonette
prepared by Rev Todd Puntolillo

Is prayer meant to be a session of begging?
Is God an old man in the sky that you want
to hear your cries and have compassion on you?
Does that feel right to you? It often works,
but there are higher ways to approach your Creator and Source.

God’s Laws provide for us, not our cries.
The Law of Cause and Effect gives us the opportunity to do things properly and have results that correspond. That is a Law from Our Creator and Source.

Another Law is The Law of Attraction that says our life evolves with our desires.
The higher the desire, the higher the experience that comes into our lives.

A tool for activating these Laws is Affirmations: Affirmations must always be positive. This tool is highly effective. Remember, these are not tools of the will. Force won’t get you where you want to be. Your declarations are meant to attune your thought to the frequency of the desired feeling and result. Expect to see changes. Never stop affirming!

Another great tool is visualization. What the mind sees, it believes and reproduces.
Picture every minute detail. Hold in your mind’s eye the joy; feel it, smell it, taste it. Open your heart to possibility and a miracle is on its way.

A word of caution: don’t overlook anything that is important to you. Don’t generalize. Don’t settle. You WILL manifest. Be sure you get what you really want. I have done this and have created the precise results I visualized, so I am not making idle promises.

THESE LAWS DO NOT SUPPORT GREED OR LUST! They support your highest and best only!

You, as a spiritual consciousness, are extremely powerful in your own experience and have the potential to influence the world by your consciousness, energy and presence.

It is very wrong to visualize or affirm for other people. That is meddling and will cause you the kind of problems that will send you back begging for help. Bless them and release them to a loving God, not a feisty, grumpy old man in the sky.
A higher recognition of the spirituality and eternality of God Consciousness will lift your experience dramatically!

Meditation stills the human mind and lets the Divine work through you. Life is not about willing things, it is about allowing God’s Laws to work through you!

My personal version of prayer is to write letters to my Divine Father-Mother and wait for the answers. This is asking and listening, and it seems to work exceptionally well for me when I quietly tune in.

I make it a point to ask for guidance rather than beg for a particular outcome. Remember that if you ask, answers will somehow come. They may come in dreams or flashes of brilliance, in visions, or just an inner knowing. It does not matter. Put time aside daily to ask and listen.

Trust that the Divine has more answers than you have questions. Raise your consciousness and energy and you’ll raise everything about your life and be a blessing to all who know you.

Amen
My blessings go with you!

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Sermonette – A Creative Formula

Sermonette - A Creative Formula

Welcome to Bubblews.com Tabernacle
Today’s sermonette from Rev Todd is about A Creative Formula

“Talent,” says Thoreau, “is created in silence;
but character, in the stream of life.”

Let’s talk about creating in silence and experiencing higher outcomes in our reality.

A number of years ago, my dream came true. I had been mentally fishing in my imaginary dream boat for years. Now, finally, I bought the real thing. She was shiny and new and had all the contraptions a mariner could wish for to find and catch those rambunctious, silvery, blue-plate specials I enjoy so much.

It didn’t take more than two or three trips, though, to realize that I had bought a tub. The freeboard was wrong, the floors were slick, and the draft was too deep.
I had waited and saved a lifetime (hopefully only half a lifetime) for my ship to come in, and when it showed up, it was the Hesperus.

After sleepless nights and pacing in the gloom, my thinking slowly evolved from what I should have bought to what I could do to create a new, improved dream boat.

The process moderated from being immobilized by discouragement to detached observation and acceptance of the moment.

What I did next worked so well that I recommend it to anyone who needs a creative solution to any problem.

First, I sat in silence and stilled my critical mind.
In this quieted state I began to write down what I wanted it to be versus what I actually had.

I realized that I didn’t have a problem, only an unanswered question.

In silence my answers came.

The mental images seemed radical and illogical, but I made drawings anyway, designing the perfect vessel for my purposes. The process continued for a few days as it evolved.

I don’t remember how I found Robby, but after a few phone calls and faxes, I was on a 550-mile round trip journey to have plastic surgery (or should I say fiberglass surgery) performed on my tub.

“Ouch!” He gasped, as I showed him the barge.

“I didn’t know you wanted me to saw a brand new boat in half!”
(Horizontally, of course.)

However, two weeks later, when I reappeared at his door, his wizardry and my ideas were one…

It was a sleek, mean, fishing machine like none other in the world, … and at an unbelievably reasonable price!

Consider meditation, visualization, and making “expectancy of good” your basis for creative thought. In this way we will surely create a better world…

…or a better boat, whichever comes first.

Amen

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Todd Puntolillo
http://www.wisdom-and-healing.com

Effective Prayer

Effective Prayer

“Some people pray,” the Dream Maker responded, “but when prayer has been unfruitful, it is because people focus on the problem and beg what they believe to be an absentee deity whom they don’t trust. This, my friend, affords little hope.

Powerful prayer, including affirmations and visualization, is centering yourself in silence, focusing on your oneness with the all-inclusive, creative Mind, trusting the power of your word, and declaring your vision of health, prosperity, and wholesome relationships to the Universe—within.

Then silently listen.

Finally, you release your word peacefully, expecting good.

Sometimes patience is needed; other times, results are immediate. Always the word, backed with conviction, desire and integrity, attracts to you all the good you can envision.

It is a conversation with the Creator where you speak or write your word, then meditate (listen), and finally, let it go with trust.

Eventually, this process becomes automatic and abbreviates itself to envisioning and trusting.

The ultimate communication is Silent Oneness.

Don’t be ashamed to reach deep inside. That is where all your answers are.

The Dream Maker

by Todd Puntolillo

 

 

Music, Nature and Laughter

Music, Nature and Laughter

“When thinking about enlightenment,
bliss, serenity and inner peace, it is easy
to get ‘all metaphysical’ and forget that
God gave us, at birth, tools and mechanisms
to escape the thinking that doesn’t serve us.

We simply need to change perspectives, not our circumstances, to be ecstatic about life!

Somehow, the Creator gave us a sense of humor that enables us to laugh at ourselves
and other unusual events. What a gift!

We are also equipped with a sense of awe when we watch a butterfly, a soaring hawk
or simply gaze into a beautiful sunset or the unfathomable space of a dark night’s sky.
The beauty and wonder of God’s creation can stop us dead in our tracks and, in a heartbeat, bring us to a space of joy and peace.

There is also no satisfactory human explanation for the gift of music.
Why is it that we can assemble sounds into patterns that touch our souls?
The effect of music can be so profound. It can make a huge difference in your stress level!

Be clear. Not just ANY music or humor will have a high enough frequency to bring joy.
It must be based upon higher vibration and not debase the joyful intention.
These three—music, nature and humor— are not small gifts and they cannot be explained with human rationale. They just are.

Here is another great tip for relaxation during stressful times:
Pause and take a deep breath.
As you exhale, drop your shoulders.
Be grateful, then let go and trust.
Do this as frequently as necessary.
You almost can’t do it too much.

Now that you are laughing, enjoying music and nature and releasing stress, recite your mantra. Most of us have something we can repeat that can deliver us to a place of peacefulness. Some use “Om….” But you can use “Love” Peace” or any word that brings you “Home.”

Everything you need came with the package when you were born.

Todd Puntolillo
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A CREATIVE FORMULA

 A CREATIVE FORMULA  By Todd Puntolillo “Talent,” says Thoreau, “is created in silence; but character, in the stream of life.” 
Let’s talk about creating in silence and experiencing higher outcomes in our reality.
    A number of years ago, my dream came true. I had been mentally fishing in my imaginary dream boat for years. Now, finally, I bought the real thing. She was shiny and new and had all the contraptions a mariner could wish for to find and catch those rambunctious, silvery, blue-plate specials I enjoy so much. 
    It didn’t take more than two or three trips, though, to realize that I had bought a tub. 
The freeboard was wrong, the floors were slick, and the draft was too deep. I had waited and saved a lifetime (hopefully only half a lifetime) for my ship to come in, and when it showed up, it was the Hesperus!
    After sleepless nights and pacing in the gloom, my thinking slowly evolved from what I should have bought to what I could do to create a new, improved dream boat. The process moderated from being immobilized by discouragement to detached observation 
and acceptance of the moment.
    What I did next worked so well that I recommend it to anyone who needs a creative solution to any problem. First, I sat in silence and stilled my critical mind. In this quieted state I began to write down what I wanted it to be versus what I actually had. I realized that I didn’t have a problem, only an unanswered question. I walked past the boat and imagined it looking the way I wanted. In silence my answers came. They seemed radical and illogical, but I made drawings anyway, designing the perfect vessel for my purposes. 
The process continued for a few days as it evolved.
    I don’t remember how I found Robby, but after a few phone calls, I was on a 550-mile round trip journey to have plastic surgery (or should I say fiberglass surgery) performed on my tub!


By Todd Puntolillo
“Talent,” says Thoreau, “is created in silence; but character, in the stream of life.” 
Let’s talk about creating in silence and experiencing higher outcomes in our reality.

A number of years ago, my dream came true. I had been mentally fishing in my imaginary dream boat for years. Now, finally, I bought the real thing. She was shiny and new and had all the contraptions a mariner could wish for to find and catch those rambunctious, silvery, blue-plate specials I enjoy so much. 
 It didn’t take more than two or three trips, though, to realize that I had bought a tub. 
The freeboard was wrong, the floors were slick, and the draft was too deep. I had waited and saved a lifetime (hopefully only half a lifetime) for my ship to come in, and when it showed up, it was the Hesperus!

After sleepless nights and pacing in the gloom, my thinking slowly evolved from what I should have bought to what I could do to create a new, improved dream boat. The process moderated from being immobilized by discouragement to detached observation 
and acceptance of the moment.

What I did next worked so well that I recommend it to anyone who needs a creative solution to any problem. First, I sat in silence and stilled my critical mind. In this quieted state I began to write down what I wanted it to be versus what I actually had. I realized that I didn’t have a problem, only an unanswered question. I walked past the boat and imagined it looking the way I wanted. In silence my answers came. They seemed radical and illogical, but I made drawings anyway, designing the perfect vessel for my purposes. 
The process continued for a few days as it evolved.
 I don’t remember how I found Robby, but after a few phone calls, I was on a 550-mile round trip journey to have plastic surgery (or should I say fiberglass surgery) performed on my tub!

“Ouch!” He gasped, as I showed him the barge. “I didn’t know you wanted me to saw a brand new boat in half!” (Horizontally, of course.) However, two weeks later, when I reappeared at his door, his wizardry and my ideas were one. It was a sleek, mean, fishing machine like none other in the world, and at an unbelievably reasonable price! It was like converting a Edsel into a Mustang! My fishing buddies and I enjoyed many great adventures in my brand new custom craft.

I suspect that others have had similar experiences in problem solving. 
Even if people are unclear about the benefits of meditation and visualization, when forced to find solutions, they may meditate and don’t even know that’s what they are doing. meditating can be as simple as quieting the mind, relaxing, trusting, and experiencing mentally what is not yet seen in the physical world. It requires listening and allowing. It is powerful! Proven benefits, by physicians, scientists, and meditators, include better respiration, digestion, and sleep. It can slow aging, reduce stress, focus the mind, aid in healing, and allow answers to appear where none seemed possible. The process allows our intuition to bring us a plan. If we write it off as illogical, we usually end up saying, “I knew I should have listened to myself, but whoever dreamed it would turn out this way?”

We can take our creative ability and put it to work, silently meditating and visualizing delightful outcomes for ourselves, our families, friends, country, and planet –and watching them appear! 
 Consider meditation, visualization, and making “expectancy of good” your basis for creative thought. In this way we will surely create a better world…or a better boat, whichever comes first.