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Living in Transition

By Hila J. Esters

Life is lived moment by moment in constant transition.  Living a timeless life in the moment where the progressive end exists with the beginning requires spiritual vision, thought-discipline, joy and a powerful release of ‘I believe, therefore I have spoken.’ I don’t know of anyone including myself who expects daily life to stand still for them. Even our habits have to evolve to keep up with change or they begin to hold us back from realizing our dreams.

Change is inevitable so why not be the major element that brings about that change?  I began by realizing that my ‘Why does this keep happening to me?’ question on the outside did not match my who, what when, where, why and how experiences on the inside.  Using my spiritual vision to see myself where I desired to be wasn’t enough.  I had to transition there now by allowing my thoughts, feelings, and words to separate the daily me from the moment by moment me!

Setting goals for myself required that I pass self-imposed awareness checks.  Holding myself regularly accountable for what I was seeing, thinking, and feeling at any given moment during my transition was necessary because my progressive end exists with the joy of beginning my new life experience.  Awareness of faith developed by spiritual change in what I now believed was key before I could progressively use my faith-filled words and actions to joyfully invoke lasting change in my circumstances.  Progressing spiritually while allowing myself to return naturally to the same old me was no longer possible.

Realizing that the progressive end exists with the beginning keeps us on the right track of releasing infinite possibilities in our lives.  “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak” as written 2 Corinthians 4:13 is applied to our lives daily whether we realize it or not.  We speak what we believe and therefore our lives reflect what we think, say and do.

As you can see, we change our lives from the inside out.  When we stop letting life ‘happen’ to us and choose to happen to life, we step out of deeply dug ruts we’ve formed in our brains by repeatedly thinking adverse thoughts.  Taking the first step up and out of these strategically connected thought ruts allows us to see life differently, hear new sounds, breathe fresh air, feel a new sense of touch, speak from a new perspective and move about freely.

Now that we are aware of living moment by moment in constant transition, the spiritual and natural freedom we realize changes our lives for the better.  Knowing the truth of who holds our most precious dreams, we are able to see the what when, where, why and how of them.  Out of the ruts, we live our dreams as reality now.  Seeing the end, feeling the truth and speaking the change, we change our lives and move on.

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Cut the Strings! – Sibyl Magazine

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Cut the Strings!

By Hila J. Esters

Awareness opens the door of possibility to the previously unknown.  Once we become aware that a situation or fact has held us back from advancing or has locked us down to thinking, ‘I can’t escape’ in any area of personal or social growth, various choices begin to present themselves.  Once our eyes are opened, exploration into various possibilities that have always been there for us begins!

Early one morning, I awoke to a brief three-part vision.  Standing there, held up by dirty old strings, was a dejected, filthy, water-stained wooden boy puppet.  In the silence of the vision, he was very still.  His head was bowed, and his arms hung down at his sides.  I couldn’t see his eyes, but I knew they were closed.  Somehow, I could sense his pain.

The young boy wore an old-time Swedish hat.  Stuck in the band was a bent worn out feather.  His painted on short sleeved ‘white’ shirt was tucked into torn blue cuffed shorts.  Green, tattered, suspenders were buttoned to his shorts.  On his feet were scuffed up, dark brown, wooden clog shoes.

Suddenly, without a pull on the strings, he lifted his head.  His eyes were wide open as if in shock.  Somehow, he suddenly realized something that could no longer remain hidden from him.  I stared at the boy intently as the shock of realization slowly dissipated from his eyes and they gradually transformed to a fixed unshakable determination.  For a brief moment, I thought he could see me.  Now, I was in shock!

As I continued to watch him, wondering how he could suddenly come alive, his eyes narrowed.  The dirty old strings that held him; the tattered, filthy, clothes he wore and the pain he had suffered no longer mattered.  Without help or permission, he lifted his right arm high above his head.  In his hand, held perpendicular to the strings, was a very large pair of scissors.  Without a second thought, he cut the strings!  Did he fall?  No!  He stood there looking at me intently.  What he suddenly realized was that he could stand on his own without someone else thinking for him and especially without the manipulation of strings.

Later, as I reflected on the vision, I began to realize that the young puppet represented most of us at one time or another in our lives.  The unaware, immature puppet represented the manipulation and control by people who lead others to believe that they are ‘in the know.’  They cunningly take advantage of people who aren’t aware of and therefore are not educated in the things they don’t know exist.  These people pull the strings of others to their own advantage.

Sometimes, for some of us, courage springs out of hitting ‘rock bottom.’  Steel nerves and determination are developed quickly when a necessary decision to break loose must be made.  Before we can discover all the new possibilities real life holds for us we must leave the puppet mentality behind and cut the strings!

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Stepping Through the Veil – Sibyl Magazine

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Stepping Through the Veil

By Hila J. Esters

After realizing that the things I desired most in life were already inside of me, immediately, I decided to stop waiting for them.  That one decision changed how I lived my life.  I must admit that before this, even though I worked toward and consistently focused on my goals, the results I produced remained hit and miss.  There were times when simply seeing the desired result and then describing it as reality in my life was enough for it to happen just that way.  Other times, not so.

Since what I desired most in life was already within me, I decided that I had to make decisions from the point of possession.  Haven’t we all heard at one time or another the phrase, ‘Possession is nine-tenths of the law?’  It means that ownership is easier to maintain if one has possession of something, or difficult to enforce if one does not.

Stepping through the veil from the mindset of getting to the joy of having, allowed me to step into the reality of now.  For me to maintain ownership in my thoughts and manifest my possessions, further spiritual education was necessary.  Learning to change from the struggles of working to obtain, to the power of seeing while adding feeling and emotion was absolutely necessary.

Knowing that the spiritual realm is a timeless reality, challenged me to change my thinking from ‘I’m going to get’ to ‘I have it now’.  I had to transition from time-limited thoughts, to in the moment timeless reality thoughts.  To stay in the spiritual reality of the moment requires discipline.  After making the decision to practice this method of present tense thinking, I began checking my thoughts in brief intervals until this way of thinking became habitual.  For my progressive present tense thinking to remain in this now position of possession, I needed to align the power of ‘having it now’ with genuine feelings of joy and grateful emotion.

As my words and actions followed this now way of present tense thinking, limitless possibilities of living and sharing a miraculous manifestation lifestyle presented themselves to me.  After clearly seeing what I already possessed in the spiritual realm, I found myself stepping through the veil with gratitude to view and enjoy the experience of having my heart’s desire before speaking it into the natural realm.  Now, I love the challenge of manifesting into the natural realm of my daily life, what I have already experienced in my limitless spirit.

In times of struggle and uncertainty, when one day seamlessly blends into the next, wouldn’t you like to step through the veil and bring change to your life?  You have the power to take the challenge!  Make the life-changing decision to transition your thinking from ‘time-limited thoughts’ to ‘in the moment thoughts,’ from ‘I’m going to get’ to ‘I have it now’.  Stepping through the veil while simultaneously feeling the limitations of struggle and uncertainty fall away is living with excellence in a magnificent way!

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