Acceptance - Your Power to be Free
Live a Life of High Expectations
by Dr. Jay Powell
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EXCERPTS FROM ACCEPTANCE: YOUR
POWER TO BE FREE
THE SOUL: We have fallen asleep and it is time to awaken to
God's grace in us.
THE FEAR OF DEATH: If you don't know how to enjoy life now,
you won't be very good at it later, either. It takes practice!
HOPE: Hope is an exercise in accepting and knowing God's
INDIVIDUALITY: Know this, accept this: You are an individual.
When you are an individual and you act as yourself, you may not be
popular for a time. Because you are different, others may not always
understand your uniqueness, but this difference is the key to your
PATIENCE: Patience is something everyone has, until it comes
time to wait.
PRAYER: Prayer is the recognition that we are not our own
WORDS: When the tide seems to be the strongest against you, it
may be the most perfect opportunity to prove the power that aids you. It
is possibly your perfect opportunity to find out where your greatest
powers lie. God within you will always answer.
CHANGE: When you can accept that change is best and also for
your highest good, then you can begin to live more effectively, and
calmly. Then you will be able to concentrate on things that really
matter, instead of on the transitory thoughts that rumble through your
ENVIRONMENT: The basic problem with Earth is that we have been
seduced into falling out of love.
FORGIVENESS: Forgiveness frees a person from mental bondage.
When we are not forgiving in our hearts, we too easily become
mind-slaves to persons and circumstances in our lives.
THE GRAND ILLUSION: There are many illusions that will pop up
as trials in life... but when we have learned to recognize them in their
true light and accept them as stepping stones to a better self, they
lose their power to hold us back.
TRIALS OF LIFE: Life is a series of lessons, or as some people
would say, a series of trails. I view them as resistance placed in the
way to prove the soul's worth.
THE DESERT: Our minds and bodies are out of control because we
are still trying to approach life from the outside in. The outer can
never be satisfied nor controlled. In the outer world more is never
UNDERSTANDING: Understand that every obstacle, every setback
you have ever experienced in the past has been a perfect opportunity for
you to rise above yourself in your thinking.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A GUIDE TO LIVING WITH THIS BOOK 13
THE GRAND ILLUSION 30
The Grand Illusion Questions 34
TRIALS OF LIFE 36
The Trials of Life Questions 39
THE DESERT 41
The Desert Questions 48
Understanding Questions 56
Words Questions 62
Changes Questions 68
THE ENVIRONMENT 69
The Environment Questions 73
Forgiveness Questions 78
Hope Questions 84
Individuality Questions 92
Patience Questions 100
THE SILENCE 102
The Silence Questions 106
Prayer Questions 117
THE SOUL 119
The Soul Questions 126
THE FEAR OF DEATH (AND OF LIVING) 128
The Fear of Death Questions 139
THIS THING CALLED FREEDOM 142
This Thing Called Freedom Questions 150
Communication Questions 162
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 169
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