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A Spiritual Lent
by Sherri Carter, MS,
ATH Supervising Editor
Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: A Spiritual Lent is a time to shed the old ideas which no longer serve your growth, releasing limiting beliefs and self defeating habits. I invite you to chose one limiting belief, following the suggestions in my article, seeing what a difference 40 days makes. I'd love to hear from you about your experience!
With Ash Wednesday comes the beginning of Lent season which leads up to Easter, a time for rebirth and renewal. I was introduced to the idea of Lent as a young adult. At the time, I worked with a lot of Catholics, so Lent season meant ordering meatless pizzas on Friday nights. It also meant my Catholic friends gave up things like chocolate and soda for 40 days. I didn’t really understand all of this, but it was important to them, so I supported them. As an adult in my thirties, I found myself attending a new-thought church. Once again, the topic of Lent came up. But instead of eating veggie pizza and giving up chocolate, I found there was more to this idea of Lent. I was introduced to the idea of a Spiritual Lent. The goal of a Spiritual Lent is to give up limiting beliefs which no longer serve us in our growth.
Here are a few questions to answer when contemplating a Spiritual Lent:
* What keeps you limited, especially limiting beliefs?
* How has this limiting belief affected your life?
* Are you willing to step outside of this self-perceived limitation into what is possible?
* How would releasing limitations free you to become who you are intended to be, what you desire for your life?
* What do you want your life to be like in 40 days?
* What steps can you take, each day, which moves you closer to what you want?
After answering these questions, follow up with a goal of what you would like to accomplish during the next 40 days, then TAKE ACTION, celebrating each step along the way! Commit to moving from limitations into possibilities. The Lent season leads up to a time of renewal and rebirth. Renew your commitment to yourself and the life you want to live! Then, LIVE IT!
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About the Author
I believe we are powerful creators. Aligning our thoughts with action creates an active faith, on that can move mountains. This is the foundational belief for my work as an author, speaker, and counselor. In the years leading up to my current work, I found that even though I knew so many people using the Law of Attraction, they were still frustrated, still searching for meaning and change for their lives. I too, was searching, for something beyond only thinking about the life I desired. It was in this search for something more, I discovered the Universal Law of Action. New life was breathed into my intentions as I became an active participant in creating the life I desired! As the people I worked with began utilizing this powerful principle, they too, reclaimed their power and began creating their desires in the present moment, rather than giving their power away by waiting for some distant future.
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In my work as Supervising Editor for ATH, I see how my past journey experiences culminate in this moment! I have quite the diverse background. I live in the beautiful Ozarks Region of southwest Missouri with my husband and son. We're very passionate about living what I call as unprocessed of a life as I can. We practice Natural Parenting (attachment parenting/gentle discipline) and home school my son, who I even birthed at home! We have beautiful gardens, chickens for both eggs and meat and hope to add bees this spring to our little homestead I like to call Peace of Earth. In addition to having my Master's in Counseling, I'm also Reiki Master, EFT practitioner, have studied Tarot for over 25 years and am a Trained HealthRhythms Facilitator. All of these experiences give me a greater understanding and overview for the mission of AllThingsHealing.com- a community dedicated healing mind, body, spirit and planet.
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