Daily InspirationSet your intention for the day. Make a conscious decision that you want to be in love, compassion, peace and joy. Decide to be courageous and speak your truth. Request to draw to you all that is of the light, and to be immune to the darkness of anger, fear and judgment. By Dr. Margaret Paul
"The ideas expressed resonate with me. I've had glimpses into this for years. It's wonderful that people believed there must be a truth out there and pursued it. I'm responsible for making this new approach work in my life." Los Angeles, CA - September 2001
The weekend before I went on vacation I attended an innerbonding support group. The facilitator had a new puppy and when she put him in his kennel he statred to cry. Everyone in the group had different feelings listening to the puppy cry. She asked us to close our eyes and send the puupy some healing energy and thoughts to calm him. Within minuets he was quiet.
While I was on the plane going on vacation there was a little girl about 3 years old behind me. She wasn't very happy and was crying and kicking my seat. Normally I would have been really bugged but I remembered the puppy and asked my friend Cindy to help me send some loving calming energy to the little girl and we did. Within minuets the little girl calmed down and I didn't hear from her the rest of the trip. I'm so glad I've discovered the healing effect of positive loving energy.
"One of the most powerful and freeing discoveries for me was realizing that I have no control over getting acceptance, caring, compassion or understanding from another.
"For years whenever my wounded self was feeling hurt, I would call a friend and expect them to listen and get compassion from them. Now I have tools to help myself instead of relying on others". 1.14
"I have never felt so energized by an experience. I feel the teacher arrived when me, the student, was ready. Margaret, you speak right to my Soul. Thank you for you." Toronto Workshop - Toronto, Canada - 4/2001
"I have been dieting my whole entire life, fighting the ups and downs of using food to deal with loneliness, stress, and grief. If I felt empty, I used it to fill up the empty spaces. If I felt stress, I used food to calm down. If I felt grief, I used food for comfort. Heck, I used food to celebrate as well. I then found it necessary to judge myself as a weak human being because I had fallen off the “diet” wagon again. I had one particularly potent discussion with Margaret when I said “but I NEED sugar” and Margaret asked me to replace the word sugar with love. “but I NEED love”, I said, and “ah” I got it in that instant, I never needed the sugar, I had made sugar my form of attainable love. I thought before that I could only get love from another person. I had not yet learned the powerful Inner Bonding process that taught me how to bring love to my Inner Child and give myself what I really needed, love. So each time I found myself reaching for my favorite peanut m & m’s, or some other sweet of choice, I would stop and ask myself what I needed, and most assuredly it was love. I found how the real thing, love, satisfies in ways that no other addictive substance could satisfy. Love is what heals, helps ground me, gives me a sense of well-being. As I practiced Inner Bonding, my cravings disappeared. I have love in abundance and love to share. I have lost 20 pounds without a single day of dieting, and am sure the rest will follow, and I will never have to diet again. I can just ask my body what it needs, and it has all the answers….Spirit provides all the love I’ve ever wanted or needed and food is no longer used as its substitute."
"I found it to be a loving, supportive environment in which to learn about the various parts of myself and to shift from anger and frustration to compassion and love. I've done quite a bit of this work. I always find it valuable and inspiring. This is the first time I've done it with a loved one, and it was great."
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