Inside the Mind of a Trans(cendent) Artist

In these times, as we shift from old ways to new ways, (regardless of whether we want to do so or not), mental and emotional pain are rampant. People are struggling with their thoughts of confusion, loss and uncertainty. along with feelings of fear, disillusionment and varying degrees of depression and hopelessness. Many are seeking ways to overcome the intense internal stresses (or negative inner conditions) brought on by such thoughts and feelings. Many are looking for dependable solutions, opportunities, possibilities, anything that will enable them to reliably and consistently move beyond such stresses and into an empowered place, a place where they feel they have a capacity to consciously and proactively change and improve their circumstances. I am presenting a process by which the individual may act responsively to such thoughts and feelings and change her internal environment from one of stress and distress to one of resilience and power.

Principle I

The Holy Bible says God inhabits the praises of His people; (Psalms 22:3). Understanding that principle broadly, what’s being communicated is the Truth that the act of truly praising the Divine releases the energy of the Divine Spirit into our thoughts and feelings [minds and psyches, ergo “microcosms”], with a direct impact and effect on and in our physical circumstances. The mindset with which such praise is offered must be sincere; it can be effectively offered regardless of how the individual feels at the time, as long as the person is being sincere. When sincere praise is extended to the Divine, the Divine Spirit immediately responds to it and directly flows into the individual’s microcosm. When that flow occurs, all the basic attributes of Spirit flow into the individual’s microcosm as well. This is basic cause and effect – introduce Spirit anywhere and the attributes or fruits of the Spirit are introduced there as well.

What are the fruits of the Spirit? When the Spirit is present, inherently,
                     gentleness and
are also present; at least as seeds, (seeds that grow with the duration of the Presence of Spirit.)  Therefore, if Spirit is introduced into the individual microcosm through praise, then praise also introduces all of that Spirit fruit into the individual microcosm too. Joy being one of those fruits, praising the Divine introduces joy into us that manifests regardless of our circumstances and situations; joy that has the power to displace feelings and thoughts of sadness, depression, hopelessness and despair. This doesn’t require any preparation; the only thing that needs to be done for the individual to experience this is for the individual to make the CHOICE to sincerely and consciously praise the Divine/Source.

If you are reading this while experiencing any of the negative thoughts and feelings referred to above, the practice below will enable you to transform them into positive energy, thus displacing them and shifting you from a consciousness of being power-less to being power-full. It’s really easy!!

Practice I

Whatever your inner conditions may be, simply repeat the praise “Hallelujah!” [or another one of your choice] ten times in a row. If you are doing so sincerely, not playing a game like trying to say it 10 times quickly, by the time you get to the 10th praise, you will be aware of an inner smile within you; in fact, your inner smile may even reach your face. Let’s do it – verbally, out loud, repeat

“Hallelujah!”  “Hallelujah!”  “Hallelujah!”  “Hallelujah!”  “Hallelujah!”

“Hallelujah!”  “Hallelujah!”  “Hallelujah!”  “Hallelujah!”  “Hallelujah!”

Feel that joy? Even if it’s small, (as I said) an inner smile, it’s proof of the Presence, of the Spirit expressing Itself through you. You might even be laughing right now. That’s the fundamental technique that effectively shifts us within from joy-less-ness to joy-full-ness, and from hopelessness to hopefulness. Now, here’s how to make the shift in the powerfulness.

Principle II

Having experienced the results of Practice I, understand that simply continuing to repeat that praise effects the compounding of the fruits of the Spirit within us. As we continually praise the Divine, in line with the first principle above, the Divine Spirit reinvests Itself into Itself within our microcosm with each praise utterance. Since the initial praise utterance introduces the Spirit, repeating the praise effectively recycles Spirit into Spirit, compounding It’s attributes and fruits and amplifying them, so their vibrational intensity is remarkably greater than the intensity of our negative inner conditions. Again, cause and effect; the steady flow of Spirit into our microcosms displaces everything to the contrary within us and our conditions, just as surely as clean water flowing into a container of dirty water displaces that dirty water as it changes the conditions within that container.

Practice III

Initially, in Practice I, you experienced the manifestation of joy by sincerely applying Divine praise. As you continue to sincerely praise, your increased inner peace will be evident too. (That awareness of inner peace despite your circumstances may seem irrational, but you’re working with things of the Spirit and not those of the mind and things of the Spirit work beyond reason.) As your awareness of inner peace increases, so will your sense of self-control; despite the conditions, you will be aware of having inner power over their effect upon you – the awareness of your own self-control, (your control over how your circumstances are effecting you), will displace previous feelings of lack of control over your circumstances. With that, you will be more patient about the processes by which those conditions are resolved in your experience. Therefore, you will respond more kindly and gently to people around you, even to yourself, not being hard on yourself and allowing yourself to be more loving, to yourself and others within those conditions. This positive change of your inner conditions will certainly and directly extrapolate into a positive change in your outer conditions; initially in small ways that get larger and more evident as the positive changes become more consistent in your daily experience. The capacity to reliably effect such a positive shift of inner and, consequently, outer conditions in this manner will give you the vital awareness of you having power to favorably change your life.

You are not subject to your conditions; your conditions are subject to you! Understanding and applying these principles through these simple practices – and they really are simple – will reliably enable you to turn pain to power through praise.

Written by Rev. Michaele Alyras de Cygne

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