Principles that Heal

Principles are basic truths or rules of conduct that when acted upon will aid you in your healing. Principles should form the fundamental basis of your daily actions. When we choose to act on truth we put ourselves in the best possible place to receive strength and help. These truths can serve as a guide to help you BECOME someone better and stronger, someone who is better equipped to reach out and make a difference in your family, with your friends, and in the world.

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The Power of Principles
Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances. A true principle makes decisions clear even under the most confusing and compelling circumstances. It is worth great effort to organize the truth we gather to simple statements of principle.

Richard G. Scott

Trusting God

God has a plan to help us reach our true potential. His plan is comprehensive and takes into account many things that we cannot now see. We have to trust Him to lead us when the fog is too thick. God always keeps His promises. He may not give us everything we want, but He always gives us what we need in the end. Trust requires us to wait to understand how difficulties are helping us. Trust requires us to be flexible and accepting of new plans and opportunities that are placed before us.

Praying and Meditating

Prayer and Meditation allows us to center ourselves and reconnect with our spirituality. As we refocus our attention from daily distractions, we can better become aware of our purpose and our vision becomes clearer. Prayer helps us to realign ourselves with God and allows us to better receive comfort and direction.

Learning and Journaling

As we study and record our learning process we will find answers to our problems and receive clarity. Reading is not enough to retain and assimilate new knowledge. As we record our thoughts God can speak individually to us and give us greater direction. Acting on those thoughts will further the receipt of answers. Knowledge is given line upon line only after we have demonstrated a willingness to act on what has been given to us.

Receiving Grace

God’s love and enabling power is there to strength and support us through our trials, but as with any out stretched hand, we have to choose to reach out and take it. To enact and feel that power we have to be living a life that qualifies us to feel His spirit. We have to be trying to move forward in a good and positive direction. If we are doing that and turn to Him and ask for that strength, it can come to us and carry us through the darkest of times.

Staying Present

Holding on to pain from the past or dwelling too much on fears of the future keeps us from acting in the present. We can become crippled or paralyzed by things we cannot change or that will never even occur. Learning to live in the present and make choices today that will help us continue to move forward tomorrow can better help us focus and manage our emotions

Choosing our Reaction

We have the power to choose our response to any situation we are placed in. Taking the time to purposefully choose instead of instinctively react puts us in a place of power. Empowered with agency we can remove ourselves from the victim role and begin to take charge of the direction of our lives.

Gaining Perspective

God can help us expand our perspective and understand how sorrow and pain can be of benefit to our character growth. Hard experiences often prepare us to do great things. We may not see that in the moment, but if we understand this truth, continue to persevere, with time that perspective will come.

Listening to Inspiration

God wants to help us on the path of life. His Spirit can give us direction and help if we are willing to act on that direction. Acting on positive thoughts and feelings helps us receive more direction, because we show God that we are a person He can trust and use. As we act on those things and see how God is directing us, our faith and confidence in Him grows.

Serving

As we loose ourselves in helping others, we put ourselves in a position to receive the maximum amount of personal help from God. The greatest service you can do is to reach out to help another person who is suffering. Our experiences have given us empathy and understanding to be a voice of good in this world. True joy comes from making a difference in the lives of others.

Changing Behavior

As we rebuild our lives from the ashes of loss and grief, we can an opportunity to be introspective and to make personal course corrections. Loss often instills in us a desire to BE better people. As we make those changes and work on BECOMING we will feel a greater measure of personal peace and satisfaction. Doing good and being good allows us to more freely feel God’s love.

Recognizing Patterns

Patterns often exist in our life or in nature to teach us important lessons. These analogies are a gift to help us understand what we are to learn and how to move forward. If we are perceptive the Spirit will teach us lessons through patterns.