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The Spiritual Power Nap
1/13/2020 10:39:36 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

Spiritual Power Nap: A state of inner stillness; spiritual calm, assurance and restfulness while wide awake and active.  A state of non-worry or fear, non-engagement in the chaos and hell. A state wherein you recognize distractions from the set intention and don’t engage. 

        Some religions teach hell after death in great detail; who’s going, who’s already there, and how to avoid hell being your fate. That’s a matter you may give attention to at another time. Hell after death isn’t the concern here, so forget for the moment the after-death hell. This thought is about the hell you go through right here in this life while still breathing.   

        No matter how “good” you live, how much you give, how much you pray, hell is a part of life and life happens every day, all day and in infinitely different ways.

        There are three things of which you can be certain: (1) Life happens to everyone. (2) You will get through it one way or another. (3) There’s Power in the Nap. OOPS! If I’m about to lose you, don’t go yet. I promise there is a truth here that will help you, and you’ll “get it” – if you want to “get it.” Life happens. There’s hell in the geography of life and you’re going to go through it. You may have been there. You may be there now. Let’s begin with:

 #1 Life Happens To Everyone

        As wonderful, unique, awesome, gifted, special, talented, totally grand as you are, you’re not immune to life.  Crap happens. You can lie about it, wear a façade, pretend whatever you want, but the truth is, life happens to everyone. Sickness, poor choices, disappointment, loneliness, grief, shame, goof-ups, divorce, … Nothing personal. Don’t waste your valuable time, energy, mental and emotional capital on whining “why me?” bemoaning, self-deprecation, and trumped up martyrdom.  It’s just part of the journey. There’s hell in life and you’re going to go through it. How you go through it brings us to the next point.

#2 You Will Get Through Hell One Way Or Another

        It’s entirely your choice how you get through the hell in your life.

        There’s a story in the bible where Jesus said to the 12 men following him, “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.” Why and where they were going is irrelevant to this thought. Focus only on what he said, “Let us go over to the other side.”  Jesus set the intention.

        They got in the boat, set sail, and a storm happened. The guys, understandably afraid, shifted into survival/react mode. Imagine the scene. They were hassling with equipment, scooping water out of the boat with buckets, one shouting to another what to do, … One of the guys went to the lower part of the ship and awakened Jesus. Jesus told the storm to calm down and it did.

        Jesus asked the men a question having nothing to do with their actions; who did what, the size of the buckets used, or if they’d properly prepared for a storm. The question lasered straight to the contrast of mental attitude vs. emotion. “Why were you afraid?” Fear is a natural emotion, BUT, the question implied there was a choice. Choice is a mental activity. Why did you choose to be afraid?

        Fast forward. They made it to shore; wet, battered, bruised, exhausted, cold, hungry – BUT – they all made it.

#3 Power in the Spirit Nap        

        Jesus had set the intention up front, then went below to take a nap. Not any possible happening could disrupt or reset the set intention. (Jesus was napping through the storm. One of the men disturbed his nap, not the storm.)

        Deliberately set your intention, then take a Spiritual Power Nap. When storms arise, Power Nap your way through.

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Dr. Don From At 1/16/2020 12:41:41 AM

Thanks ZseZse, have a great week! Blessings, #DrDon

Evelyn From At 1/14/2020 2:33:07 PM

This week’s reflection was right on time & laser focused!

Etta From At 1/14/2020 11:47:24 AM

Hello my dear sister. I really needed to read this today. The loss of my sister in New Years Day has been a blow of heavy sorrow. Thanks so much. God bless you and I love you.?

 

 


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