Is your mind working for you or against you?
The mind is like a computer. There’s an initial learning curve to understanding how it works, but soon it’s working for you.
Like a computer, the mind is a storage place. From the day we are born, our mind is storing memories, experiences, images, and forming beliefs, opinions and patterns of behavior.
Unfortunately, there’s no trash icon in the mind to throw away all the outdated and un-useful stored information! ????
We need to tend to the mind, and let go of old thoughts that turn into negative feelings and drive our behavior in detrimental ways.
To upgrade our programming and make sure the power button is working, we can learn to merge our minds with the mind of Christ.
We find Jesus in our hearts, the spiritual center of our being. We learn to settle and merge our mind into our heart. Scientists from the HeartMath Institute (501c3) have shown that when we merge the mind with the heart, the whole body begins to harmonize.
We can achieve our fullest human potential when we learn to awaken to our eternal connection with the mind of Christ, this gift of oneness with God.
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
My mind has a difficult time understanding all Bible scripture. Bill Johnson, in The Resting Place says, “none of us has a full grasp on scripture..” He also says, “we can learn to pay attention to this God given gift: the ability to see with the heart.”
How do we begin this practice of merging our mind with our heart to find the mind of Christ and see through His eyes?
As simply as we can, knowing the connection we seek is already occurring, we become still and rest in God’s Presence.
The Spirit of God has made me, and The breath of the Almighty gives me life. (Job 33:4)
We return to the stability of The Spirit of God in our hearts and we use the breath of the Almighty to keep the connection established.
Scientists say breath is a link between the immaterial and the material, between matter and non-matter. The breath is a link between our body (matter), soul, and spirit (non-matter). The breath flows in and out of our heart, the center of life and spiritual activity.
Remember: no matter where you are or what time it is, you can always connect with Christ through the Breath of Life.
Tonyah Dee has studied the Bible and wisdom traditions of the world for the last 30 years and teaches about finding ways to increase inner strength, stability, and confidence through practicing spiritual disciplines and healthy habits daily. Tonyah is a nutritionist, registered dietitian (R.D.), and earned her B.S. from Loma Linda University. She also holds certifications in Christ-centered life coaching, equine therapy, and meditation. Tonyah has been published in Scary Mommy, MSN, The Mighty, Mantra Wellness, CoveyClub, Thrive Global. Follow Tonyah on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Medium.