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The 2 Worlds

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There are 2 worlds out there. You get to choose which world you are in at all times.

There is the world of appearance in which you may think you are being verbally attacked, you think someone has rocked your world so bad you want to fight, or simply a world where your mind believes everything you see.

Then there is the Secondary World, some call it Christ Consciousness, I just like to call it the Secondary world. In this world, there is only Peace, Love and Happiness. Nothing else exists, although you can include Joy, Wisdom, Happiness, Prosperity and Health.

To be in the Secondary world, you need to watch and train your thoughts. Remember, no one or nothing can make you feel bad. You are in control of your thoughts and emotions at all times.

You can think yourself well or you can think yourself ill

In the world we live in 2022, it can be challenging to stay in the secondary world. You may see road rage, being berated by the boss, or just feel over worked and stressed out.

Lack of sleep, lack of food and lack of spirituality in your life can easily put you in the world of appearance. By sleeping enough, eating fresh fruits, veggies and lean proteins, exercising and doing some work on yourself will put you back into the Secondary world.

I can not tell you that I live in the secondary world at all times, I slip up especially when I drink too much caffeine, watch Netflix until 3am and go to work at 9a and when I don’t do any physical exercise.

Here are some things you can do to stay in the Secondary world MORE than the world of appearance. Even 5-10% more into the Secondary world will help your life to improve for the better. Pick one or more and try them out. And always remember that No One or Nothing can make you feel bad. You are in control of how you feel at all times, even if someone dies, you can still stay in your Power. Think of all the great memories, the time you did spend with that person, all the happy moments. Be Glad not Sad. And as the song says, Don’t worry Be Happy!

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TIPS FOR THE SECONDARY WORLD

  • Take a walk: Even for 10-15 minutes. If you can, take a walk outside in nature, but a stroll back and forth in your condo/house will do the trick
  • Eat Breakfast: If you drink coffee like me. You may not be hungry. Eggs are quick and easy. Even an Apple will help. Piece of whole wheat toast is also a quick and easy option to help soak up the caffeine. My doc says to have some source of protein and a bit of carbs. In 2022 Protein seems to be very important.
  • Meditate: Take 5 minutes out of your day and just breathe. I like the square box breathing method. Close your outer eyes and Breathe in 4 seconds, hold for 6 seconds and breathe out s l o w l y for 8 seconds. It is on the out breath that your body will relax. If it’s hard to sit still all alone, try a YouTube video or use the CALM app. If I can’t get right on the square box breathing, I go straight to the Panic SOS meditation on the CALM app. Just 4 minutes does wonders for your secondary world.
  • Use Affirmations: When appearances seem to be going off the wrong road. It’s good to have some pre-made affirmations in your pocket. Pull them out and read them over and over for the next 5 minutes and throughout the day. Or you can have your favorite affirmation memorized so when the boss yells at you, just repeat in your mind, your favorite affirmation over and over as the appearance fades into the secondary world. Affirmations can also be called Affirmative Prayer. Keep your mind on the Good and the Positive. I use this memorized affirmation: I am Happy, I am 100% Healthy, I am Peaceful and Prosperous, I am in my Power.. Right Now.
  • Watch Eric Butterworth’s You Always Have a Choice on YouTube. He will remind you that no one or nothing can affect your happiness and Secondary World.
  • Hobby It: You know, it took me a long time to realize that doing a hobby can be just as good for you and affect the same chemicals in your brain as mediation does and its fun to do! I like to check out and make collages, paint, play basketball, swim, surf, write various blogs and make clothes. Getting lost in a hobby is a great way to get you into the Secondary World.
  • Shop: I may get some flack for this one. But one of my favorite ways to space out, feel calm and tune in, is to shop for clothes and shoes at real stores. My perfect day would be a nice breakfast, some cardio, then jumping in a cab and going to Soho in NYC to shop. I like to touch and feel the fabrics and take pictures of the fashions on the street. And of course buy some nice shoes, shirts or pants. Retail therapy does work. But, be careful so it doesn’t get out of hand. Pro Tip: Use Cash Only.
  • Pray: You can do morning mid day and nightly prepared prayers. Or just thinking good thoughts all day is also another way to pray. Think of all the good in the world, all day throughout your day.
  • Help others: Help out at the soup kitchen, Usher at Church, donate your time at a non-profit. I like to randomly put shoes and clothes by my local basketball court (Cartwright Park) for others to stumble upon to lighten up their day with a big smile.
  • Read: Settle in and read some good spiritual books like Fear Not, Think and Grow Rich, Discover the Power within You, the Bible, Lessons in Truth, the Power of Now, the Revealing Word, I of the Storm, the Teachings of Buddha, Psycho-cybernetics, Mind-the Master Power, and When everything changes, change everything. Just 10 minutes of enriching reading per day will change your life.
  • Practice Gratitude: Every morning when you wake up write down 10 things you are grateful for. Then before you go to bed write down another 10 things your are grateful for. Write them down, then read them out loud. It’s hard to be in the appearance world when you are grateful you will easily flow into the Secondary World…Pretty immediately.

Pick one or more thing on the list above and give it a try, I guarantee you will be more and more in the Secondary world and less in the world of appearance.

Do you believe that there are 2 or more worlds out there? What would you add to the list of things to do to access the Secondary World? Let us know in the comments section below.

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*Today’s blog post done by Scott Mackenzie without notes, videos, or internet quotes. From the always present, always available, Great World of the Secondary World.

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Huna Das Happiness Sunday Sermon

21 Days to a New You

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Refrain from Complaining in your Membrane

We tend to give you something to do, today we are giving you something not to do. Do NOT Complain…ever. Whatever you may think is going on around you, do not complain about it. High Gas prices, covid, unhealthy body parts, lack of Money. They are all illusions. God is large and in charge and always available to you.

Complaining will do nothing for you! Spirit will only hear complaining and negativity and will give you more to complain about. Spirit needs to hear God talk, Powerful positive conversations, Loving compassion, Praise of yourself and others.

Complaining brings more to complain about

Love brings more Love

Joy brings more Joy

Happiness brings more Happiness

You get it, think of great awesomeness and get the correct rewards. Complain or be negative and the universe will bring you more of that! Think of what you would like to receive and think it all day long. What kinds of things you think and say will come your way

Where Attention Goes, Power Flows

Now, you can address an issue. This is different than complaining. This would be like telling the waiter that your steak isn’t cooked enough, Can you please cook it up some more? This does not mean going off on how the restaurant isn’t as good as it once was, how the Chefs were better before, it’s too Hot in here, prices are so high. Actually its bad for me to even write these things that are negative. I need to protect my own consciousness as I teach today’s tips for better success in life. Don’t complain or be negative, but it is ok to address an issue. You are not a door mat when you are practicing spiritual laws

You could say something like this: Please cook my steak some more, your earrings are beautiful, have a nice evening. This is a lot better way to get things done than to complain. You can address a problem, go to the source to fix it or come up with your own idea on how to fix it. Complaining will not get you results you are looking for like solution finding will

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EXERCISE:

Put a stretchy bracelet or a rubber band on your wrist. Try to go 21 days without complaining, criticizing or condemning. If you do one of these 3 things, SNAP your wrist band (OUCH!) For every bad C you do, you get punished and reminded that complaining brings pain and unhappiness. Your goal is to bring Excitement, Happiness, Peace and Joy to the Party!

If you bump into a complaint party at the “water cooler” Either leave immediately or give words of encouragement, praise or positivity. Remember as Eric Butterworth taught us we ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE! Today’s choice is to choose Happiness, Peace, Prosperity, Wisdom and Joy. No complaining is allowed. Do not even do it a little bit. There is zero tolerance on complaining for the next 21 days, then you can decide what to do for the next 21 days.

Best wishes on your next 21 days to a more successful Life. I wish you Blessings Today and many more on the way!

Today’s article inspired by Gaylon McDowell at CUT, Norman Vincent Peale, Eric Butterworth and Charles Fillmore. 2/18/22

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Mind Sunday Sermon

You can do it but at what cost?

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In the month of November 2021 I repeated the words I am Prosperous and Abundant Right now. I started with 2-4 times a day and by the end of the month I was up to 30-40x per day. I had a goal of hitting my sales budget at work. Even though we were still in a semi lock down due to Covid, I decided I could do it.

I repeated the affirmation so many times that I came within 3k of hitting my November goal and it helped me with my December numbers, which is at 120% of budget. This came from a lot of the work I did in November. (Today’s date 12/12/21)

I like to think I usually stay in a pretty good state of balance. Money, Relationships, Food and Shelter, Exercise, Spiritual and controlling my Mind Power. In November, I slipped on pretty much everything except Prosperity. I can tell you from this experience, that things you may not think you can do, you can. But it may take a toll on the other aspects of your state of being.

In December it caught up to me. I got extremely bloated, was tired, and had headaches. This past Saturday, my stomach got so bloated it was Hard like a Rock and I couldn’t go to the bathroom for 2.5 days. I thought I had a bowel blockage and they wanted me to come to the ER. I calmed myself, ate only fruit and vegetables and got exercise and SLEPT. I fell better now (Monday). The cause of my body getting out of whack was due to not eating right, not enough exercise, I had stopped meditating and was basically just doing one thing. Trying to hit my numbers through affirmation and action.

I do not recommend being on a one track plan. I do want you to know that you can do anything thru God who strengthens you. Things are possible. But to sacrifice your health is not Good. God would not want you to do that.

I am proud that I almost hit my numbers in November and over achieved in December. But I am not happy that I could have ended up in the hospital.

Ya know, what else happened during all of this. 6 people at my job quit. We only have 34 people, now we have 28. I was so set on hitting my budget and staying out of any fray. I must not have noticed anything around me. I worked on myself to be prosperous so much that I lost touch with my co-workers. It’s not a normal month, when 6 people disappear. Good thing is I’ll never know what they THOUGHT they saw happening around and to them. Because I was just working on myself to get to my goal.

PRO TIP: I picked this tip up in November. People like to gossip and talk about why people left. This or that or whatever it was. Number one: Remember No one or Nothing can affect your good mood. Number two: If asked why did they leave, just say: You gotta ask them, I don’t know. And you really don’t know. I love this saying and will use it more often when confronted with unwanted gossip.

Today’s lesson: You can achieve whatever you set your mind to do. Use affirmations, action and a positive attitude. But do not forget about the other quadrants in your life. You could end up hurting yourself badly. It may be better to hit 80% of your goal and stay healthy.

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Mind Sunday Sermon

Letting Go Now

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Letting go of grudges, negative stories, & traumatic events can be hard to do. But it is possible. This story keeps appearing to me through various YouTube Videos. It’s everywhere lately (Month of September 2021). So, I figure I’d tell it to you. It’s a nice way of seeing how easy and how hard it is to let unwanted thoughts go away.

Two Monks, one Lady, a River and the Forest

Part One:

Dressed in Orange robes, two monks set out on a long hike through the forest. The two hiked for a few miles through the dense green forest. They arrive at a bustling greenish brown river, where they encounter a beautiful woman. She says that she has been there for hours, unable to cross the rough river by herself.

Part Two:

Knowing that they are not supposed to touch a woman, the first Monk takes a look at her and crosses the river. The other, asks her name and where she’s from. She responds and asks for his help in crossing the river. With compassion and fortitude Monk number Two picks her up and carries her on his back across the raging river. He stops every 20 feet or so to rest, since it is quite a journey to cross the river with the weight of the woman on his back. He eventually makes it to the other side where he lets the woman down. He says Goodbye and she gives him a very gracious Thank You. He then catches up with Monk One and they continue their hike through the vast forest.

Part Three:

They walk through shrubs, bushes and prickly twigs. One Mile, two miles, three miles. Not talking much, just enjoying nature, listening to the birds and continuing on their journey for the day. Monk Two all the while a bit more happier than Monk One. Monk Two even whistles a sweet little tune here and there as they tread across the the uneven terrain. Somewhere around Mile six, Monk One stops and tells Monk Two to also stop. He looks at him and exclaims: What’s going on here? You know we can’t touch women. And you, You carried that lady all the way across the river. What’s your Problem? Monk Two replies. I haven’t a problem, I was just being nice and helped a lady in distress. It is you who may have a bit of a problem. I dropped the lady off 6 miles ago and you are still carrying her!

The Teaching:

It can be very easy to let things go or as Monk One shows us, quite hard to do this. But as you can see by the story, letting go is the way to go. Let go of old fears, let go of disliking others, let go of negative thoughts, let go of everything that does not serve your higher & highest Good. You’ll feel much happier, freer and sublime. Let Go and Let God take care of Everything for you Now.

Story as told by Huna Das from hearing it on 5 different platforms in the Month of September 2021. Took what I heard and added in a bit of flavor so that your mind could picture the story in your imagination. I do hope it helps you and encourages you to Let Go of any and all unwanted thoughts.

“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your Destiny.”

– Lao Tzu –

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Huna Das Happiness Spirit

Morning Story

I walk with Poise, Protection and Peace

Towards a new Minute, a New Hour, a New Day

Enlightened in God thoughts

Powered by Good actions

Illuminated with a Bright Golden Light, Vibrating in and through me

Beaming out into Spaces and Places, bringing Peace and prosperity to all sentient beings

Wherever I go, God is and All is Well

Original Affirmation/Morning Story by Huna Das 9/21/21. Based on Unity Principles

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Everyday is a Go(o)d Day

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I Dance in the Riches of all my Wishes

No Fear here, only Faith, Love and Good Cheer

Sweet Nectar of Joy fills my Soul, sour smell of stress does not exist

I’m on the right track, as I step forward Abundantly. Seeing no lack

I Declare Dominion and Authority upon my thoughts and feelings. Keeping the Kingdom wealthy with powerful words of Peace, Love and Happiness

Intention goes, where Energy flows. I send Praise and Good Will to all my Friends and Foes

As the day winds down, I count my blessings, I am Grateful for so many things, my list as vast as the Ocean

Sleeping Calmly to awaken Tomorrow with a Great Big Smile you can see for almost a Mile

Thank You Go(o)d

A Poem by Huna Das 9/12/21

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Challenges Come & Go

The Guest House by Rumi

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

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Sufi Mystic & Poet, Rumi wrote the Guest House all the way back in the 13th Century. Today it was on the Daily Calm 7/25/21. It reminds us that when challenges come our way, they will pass through and go away. Tomorrow is a Brand New Day. Actually your next moment in time is brand new, it’s up to you, to do what is needed to stay calm, centered and peaceful.

This past Friday, I was complaining to my spiritual teacher about some money issues. He actually got pretty pissed off, because of all that has been taught to me and reminded me to Meditate. (And never speak of lack, because our subconscious minds Don’t differentiate your positive or negative thoughts. So its best to think in abundance).

My instructions for the week were to meditate every evening for 3 minutes. I just did 3 days in a row at 2 x 12 minutes cycles per day. The meditation brings calm, peace and is good for overall health and wellness.

Rumi even goes on to tell us that some challenges, may just be stepping stones to bigger and better opportunities to come our way. Today’s challenge, will be tomorrows victory!

When things feel rough and tumble, take a moment and meditate. It may feel difficult at first, but the more you do it, the more peace meditation will provide.

Some Tips: The Daily Calm app provides a new meditation every day. It only takes 10-12 minutes. This app is my favorite. And it has an emergency SOS meditation, that I do when work feels like it’s too frantic and frustrating. I would recommend the Daily Calm App.

Or go on YouTube and choose a guided meditation. There are so many to choose from. Something for every challenge, difficulty or dilemma.

It’s in the silence that our best ideas are produced. There’s no right or wrong way to meditate. I would recommend to “Just Do It” Daily if you can. Don’t even worry about sitting perfectly or anything like that. Just close your eyes, listen and breathe.

I’m actually still a bit wound up from this past week and will stop writing and dial up another meditation. This time, my 2nd all time favorites-Yoga Nidra by Brenda Kwon. No matter how many house mates invade my brain, Yoga Nidra is a great go-to stress reliever. Try and do 20-45 minutes if you can. I guarantee Yoga Nidra will work. I even did it at the dentist one time and didnt even feel the new tooth being inserted into my mouth.

Yoga Nidra, The Daily Calm and even the quick and effective SOS will provide relief for whatever it is your mind thinks is happening. Remember, it is us that chooses our thoughts, not our boss, partner or surroundings. Give Meditation a try. Be Grateful to be alive. It’s a precious gift we are given.

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