Sunday, December 28, 2008
11:55 PM | Posted by A. Danielle Dagba | | Edit Post
There are so many books, articles and other writings on self-help, religion, spirituality and the likes. Yes indeed there are countless resources outside of ourselves to point us to the ‘way’ to happiness or more fulfillment. Nevertheless right within each one of us there is a sure guide. This source of pure enlightenment is inherent in all of us. This means we don’t need to go get it, we were already born with it.
The sad truth is we are more likely to seek for the answers to life many questions by first relying on outer resources. It is because we have not trained our minds to trust our inner guide. Some of us are not even aware of this infinite source of wisdom that is closer to us than our own breath! Can you imagine that!
Think on this for a moment. Let’s say since you were born you have inherited some great wealth, however no one has ever told you of this great inheritance growing up. So you end up living in lack and scarcity and at times you had to even beg for food or work extremely hard to make ends meet. You have toiled and endured many hardships due to your own ignorance.
Now let’s say one day you come across some old documents, perhaps a will. You suddenly discover that you have inherited enough money and wealth to keep you out of the bondage of lack for good! What would you do next? I bet your reaction will be, how can I have access to this wealth!
There is a great wealth of wisdom within each of us. We only need to know how to tap into it. Think also on this, would a manufacturer make a product and not include inside the box a ‘user’s guide’? In the same Manner there is a ‘How to Guide’ within us. God our Maker, in his great wisdom and infinite love has placed within each and every single one of us an Unerring Guide. It is up to us to acknowledge this to be true and to experience it for ourselves.
I know there are times when we underestimate our abilities because of the impact of the world negative consciousness. It has crippled our innate abilities to find and rely on our inner strength, beauty, wisdom, and love. The world has trained us to seek for happiness, peace, love and joy where they can’t be found, meaning on things outside of us; things that are deceiving for they can only offer temporal enjoyment. At first they may seem as if they will provide some lasting results but to soon realize that your thirst and longing for true happiness have merely deepened.
You can put an end to all the confusions you may be experiencing right now and you may begin to seek within your own heart and trust in your innate abilities to find the answers that you need right now. If you are like the majority of us you are probably more accustomed in seeking refuge on the things without. Whether through your accomplishments, your daily routines, through books and other inspirational means. At this moment, yes right now I want to invite you to escape these realities and find a refuge instead within.
I want to invite you to put the remote control of your life on pause just for a few moment. Yes I know this life has its many demands, there are countless duties, goals, and your to-do list is waiting for you because there are no one else that can do what you do. However these things will still be waiting on you for they are endless, therefore it is better to prepare yourself and gather the strength that you need in order to face these responsibilities.
Some of the greatest moments and the most productive ones are those spent alone, and the highest honesty is the one towards self. The answer to how to find more happiness in 2009 lies right within your own heart. There is not a one size fits all formula to finding more fulfillment in life. That answer is unique for each individual. You must be brave enough and assess your own reality, that is the ‘world’ you have created for yourself and the experiences you have attracted in your life and find out whether or not they are producing the kind of results you were hoping for, in other words ask yourself: "Am I truly happy?".
Once you find the answer to that first question, you may than ask: "how do I find more happiness in the year ahead?" If you pause for a moment and wait in silence and hear from within your own heart you will truly find your answer. Simply trust your Inner Wisdom and Guidance, who is your Higher Self, the Christ within.
Happy New Year!
A. Danielle Dagba
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
3:47 AM | Posted by A. Danielle Dagba | | Edit Post
Now is the time to get our questions answered. There is not a time that we call on God and earnestly seek Him that He does not answer us. As the year is drawing to an end we may want to consider seeking God's face (His Wisdom) in seeking the answers to some of life most important questions. Especially those related to some of the goals we may have sought to have fulfilled this year.
As we reflect on those goals, however it is important that we do not judge or make our own assumptions due to our own limited perception. But rather let us trust that God who is capable of seeing the end from the beginning is able to keep us from falling and that is unfailing love will continuously sustain us.
As the year is drawing to an end, make every moment count as you enter into the new year. Choose life instead of death; look beyond every obstacle and see opportunities for growth and strength. Choose love instead of judgment; look beyond your brother 'sins' and connect to his true nature, thus recognizing your own.
Merry Holidays to you and your loved ones!
A. Danielle Dagba
Saturday, December 13, 2008
9:27 PM | Posted by A. Danielle Dagba | | Edit Post
Unless we become like little children we cannot enter the kingdom of God. Not just children, but little ones. Jesus also taught that such kingdom is within men. It is the secret place that is inherent in every soul. However many people ignore this truth. Jesus refers to the kingdom within him as being the father in Him. It is the divine presence of God also called the eternity in Man. We all have access and can enter this quiet place within. It is a place of refuge and of stillness and peacefulness. This kingdom is man's true guide.
The key is we must first become like little children, meaning we must return to our authenticity which is our original consciousness of innocence and purity. Along with an eagerness to learn and be a happy learner. Little children souls are virgin. Meaning they have not yet been infected or domesticated by the world negative consciousness. This means that their souls are open and vulnerable. There is no resistance due to former beliefs or perception.
We all have certain beliefs and principles that we currently live by based on our education, upbringing, and personal experiences. Those beliefs control our lives whether we are aware of this fact or not. Whatever we have been taught or learned throughout the course of our lives have affected our consciousness. Our consciousness, which comprises our thoughts and feelings, shape our existence.
We have the capacity to change the course of our existence by becoming like little children. By trusting the fount of wisdom within us, our unerring guide. Many of us are seeking the answers to life many questions, but are not looking within. Though the world system has failed us many times we stubbornly turn to its false light for direction or guidance while the true fountain of light and life is closer to us than our own breath.
Even if you think you already know the Truth or believe that you are on the right path it does not hurt to turn to the Father within, for His Truth is an eternal revelation that continuously reveals and unfolds to higher dimensions. The key is each time you desire to enter the kingdom within you must pretend as if you don't know anything and say: Daddy what is that? What is the meaning of life? What is my life Purpose? Daddy what am I?.
Simply begin by posing simple questions and believe and wait while you are in that secret place. I guarantee you in that state of mind you will hear new revelations of truth. You can even ask the same questions and each day God will unfold it to you further and further. His wisdom knows no bounds.
Commune with the father within, he is the true source of that everlasting joy, love and peace that you desire and deserve. His love surrounds and envelops you and there is nothing to fear. Papa God is always with you and you are never alone. Next time you are confronted with a challenging situation, an adverse thought or some kind of conflicts, quickly acknowledge God's presence within, which is Love Presence within and as a little child trust daddy to hear you and answer you as His love strengthens, guides and protects you.
In his love,
A. Danielle Dagba
Sunday, December 7, 2008
10:25 PM | Posted by A. Danielle Dagba | | Edit Post
And must be resolved there. When we feel conflicted we often shift our attention outward instead of inward. This is a big mistake! When we experience a conflict of some sort we must embrace it and see in it an opportunity for learning and spiritual growth. And this is possible only when we desire to find peace within rather than without.
Whenever adverse feelings arise from our subconscious it is usually an indication that something has gone wrong within our innermost being. Our heart will always tell us of its condition, for it is our willing and faithful servant. Our heart longs for inner peace and for this reason it insists on getting it by communicating to us through our feelings.
When negative feelings arise it usually awakes negative emotions such as fear, doubt, envy, jealousy, hatred and the likes; which are some of the characteristics of the false ego. Our false ego personality would tempt us to seek to get resolved by having what I like to call ‘attack thoughts’ towards others in and effort to find peace within.
Unless our mind is renewed in truth we cannot trust the guidance of our intellect, which is the conscious mind. It is our erroneous guide. And that is where the false ego whispers lies that lead us to error and to more heartache.
Unless we have completely subjected our minds to the learning of Truth and have entrusted ourselves to the Guidance of Spirit, our true teacher and our unerring guide, we must not listen to ourselves, for the false ego have trained the intellect to reason erroneously.
As I have mentioned in some of my recent articles, the false ego personality is the character of the mind that has been infected by the negative consciousness of this world. The wisdom of this world is contaminated by the prince of this world (AKA the devil or Lucifer), he is a false light that is continuously seeking to guide Man in darkness. It is this darkness of ignorance that has blinded us of our true identity in Christ, who is the true light that came to awaken us and enlighten our path to Inner Peace.
The bible refers to this false wisdom or light as being ‘the god of this world', and continues to add that "it hath blinded the minds of them which believe not”. Speaking of those of us who have ignored their true identity in God. When we identify ourselves with the false ego personality, we deny the Christ within and our true nature. This false personality is enmity to God, for it denies our true origin in Him. It seeks to judge and condemn others and us and will inevitably keep the light of Christ in us hidden or dim. Its ultimate goal is to destroy us.
Therefore we must be continuously alert by paying close attention to our feelings and the conflicts we experience inside our hearts. Those adverse feelings reveal the character of the false ego personality and when they arise it is an opportunity to put on the New Man that is renewed in knowledge of Truth.
We must incessantly deny the false ego of its erroneous suggestions and demands. We must not yield to his false wisdom and lies that have taught us that our brothers are the real enemies and that have lead us to condemn them and find them guilty. Or else we will never experience the radical changes that will transform our lives for good.
Be ye not deceived! When you feel conflicted within it is an opportunity for inner change. Railing at life or condemning others or blaming them for your adverse feelings or circumstances is completely foolish. Instead be courageous and check your heart and look for the root cause of the adverse feelings that usually bring about a lack of peace. In doing so you will silent the voice of the real enemy (Lucifer), and triumph over sin (darkness).
A. Danielle Dagba
Friday, December 5, 2008
8:22 AM | Posted by A. Danielle Dagba | | Edit Post
The human mind is accustomed to assuming and thinking the worse possible outcome specially when facing crisis, challenges or adverse situations. This results in the tendency to complicate life and make matters worse. This is why we must train our mind to think differently and our heart to imagine and feel good. That is how we gain control of our lives and attract the circumstances that we truly deserve.
I mean everyone wants to be happy and wants to live a peaceable and enjoyable life, and that is why we do the things that we do. However we sabotage our own lives when we are not conscious of how we are living or creating. A lot of us are living by default. By this I mean some of us merely exist because they are living unconsciously. Such people take life as it appears to be, and surrender to a life of unhappiness and misery because they believe they are powerless in changing their current life circumstances. Such belief is completely false.
It is true that our consciousness is affected by everything that we hear, see, think and do. However it is the things that we invest our faith in or believe that we attract in our life experiences. Once you begin to think and feel differently you will inevitably believe and create differently.
The world at large is infected by a negative thought system. It is very rare to come across people who are enthusiastic, innovative, creative and positive. This is why it is up to each individual to desire and to strive to retrain his own mindsets. This is accurately done through the process of unlearning and relearning. This development requires one’s willingness and desire to change. It is most effective when surrounded by the right people.
There is a French adage that says: “Dis-moi qui tu frequentes et je te dirai qui tu es”. The best translation I can come up with is this: Tell me who you hang out with and I will tell you what kind of person you are or your lifestyle. This encompasses the thoughts we entertain, the materials we read, and the kind of programs we watch on television.
The process of retraining the mind to think positively and the heart to feel and imagine good will initially require that one make some basic changes in his every day living. If you are serious about creating the life that guarantees happiness and peace you may need to stop reading some materials, stop watching some movies or programs, or stop hanging out with some friends.
Instead of relying on fate, you can create the experiences that you deserve beginning now. The question is: are you willing to take control of your own life?
A. Danielle Dagba
Monday, December 1, 2008
9:40 AM | Posted by A. Danielle Dagba | | Edit Post
We define something according to our level of understanding of that thing. What happiness may mean to one individual will be different for another. A lot of it also has to do with our culture, traditions, religious beliefs and other personal beliefs. But I strongly believe that as one begins to grow in spiritual understanding and knowledge his perception will also change and he will inevitably begin to see everything in a new light. Understanding gives light.
What does Happiness mean to you personally? It all broils down to your individual perspective, belief and desire. Some of us believe that true happiness is a myth or that it is impossible for one to really experience Happiness. Others have surrendered to the popular belief that life is difficult and has ups and downs. And consequently they have attracted the experiences that conform to their belief system.
If you seek to know the true definition of Life you will also find the real definition of happiness. A limited understanding of the meaning of life results in a limited expression of life and therefore happiness.
What is the meaning of life? To understand LIFE you must understand REALITY. Minister Alain Yaovi Dagba in a recent article wrote: "The meaning of REALITY is the meaning of life". This level of understanding requires that one acknowledge God as the First Cause of ALL THAT IS. This awareness is the first step in acquiring spiritual understanding. It allows one to shift from the apparent reality of things (things that we can experience through our body senses) and to connect to their substantial reality, thus connecting to God.
The meaning of Life is Reality. Reality is essentially God. Happiness is God. Your level of understanding of Life determines your level of awareness of God and your level of awareness of God determines your level of experience of True and lasting happiness. Therefore seek first to know and understand the underlying Cause and nature of all that exists. Connect to the indestructible life force that holds all things together, and Happiness will be knocking at your door.
To a happier you!
A. Danielle Dagba
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- Mrs. Dagba is the Co-founder of Earth-Link, Earth-Light, Minister of the Divine Source Ministries, Writer and Founder of Divine Peacefulness and Director of the Woman's World Chapter, a Division of Earth-Link Earth-light Projects and Vision. Mrs Dagba is Married to Alain M. Yaovi Dagba and is a mother of three.
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