Daily InspirationWhat question governs your waking moments? Are you unconsciously governed by the question, "How can I have control over feeling safe?" Or, are you consciously guided by the question, "What is loving to myself and others?" The first question leads to anger, blame, withdrawal, numbness, resistance, compliance and defensiveness. The second question leads to connection with your spiritual Guidance and the loving evolution of your soul. By Dr. Margaret Paul
"This has been an amazing experience. My awareness of my part in my last relationship has increased a lot, as has my awareness of how badly I treat myself. I am hopeful about continued healing and learning to love myself and others and not give myself away (or throw myself away)!" L.A. Workshop, 1/08
"I feel much more connected to the child inside as well as connected to my guidance. The awareness of how I imitated my parents lack of nurturing with myself is dramatic. I made a commitment through a workshop process to give myself the emotional and physical nurturing I rarely got growing up in order to be a more loving and whole person now. [Margaret was] excellent, engaging and entertaining." Toronto Workshop, April, 2000
"I have learned that I don't have to protect myself. I can feel the pain and work through it. I see a great change in my heart and in my body (load lifted off me). I realize there is work, but the hope is greater than the work." Los Angeles Weekend Workshop, 7/04
"It was a chance to assimilate a variety of tools I've accumulated over the past few years and see how they can all be used together. It's so great to let go of pain and let peace come in. It was really helpful to see people go through the process; quite often they did my work for me." Kripalu Workshop, Lenox, MA, 10/09
"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."
"Very informative & encouraging experience that shed light to provide self insight into my fears and provides tools to learn a path of courage, love, acceptance of self and motivation to continue to learn." L.A. Workshop, 1/08
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