I Am Loved / You Are Loved

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We’ve been having some ripple effects here on the hub and this is just another. According to Dayzeebee at “They Hub Among Us” she states that I blew the angels trumpet on her when I said “it is important to see through the eyes of God for if we could see ourselves this way there would be no more need for low self-esteem”. This statement woke Daisy up where she found another tool for empowerment to use on Ripplemaker which in turn inspired her (Michelle) to write “Angels Among Us”.

Let me explain why I’m writing this hub. It wasn’t a plan. I had actually started writing another hub but for some strange reason it just wouldn’t manifest so I started yet another and that too wouldn’t bloom. Either Dayzeebee is working her angelic magic across the universe or there is a Higher Power at work here; gently yet persistently nudging me to write THIS HUB….I Am Loved / You Are Loved.

I shall submit!

Something Beautiful

Father, I turn these minutes over to you.

Do something beautiful in my mind,

In my heart, and in my life today.

So I will look back and say: “I was

Caught up by an inspiring spirit of the

Eternal God in this moment of prayer.”

In the name of Christ, I pray.

Amen

I Am Loved / You Are Loved

Our planet is just a tiny lonely speck of dust within a great cosmic that we call home. Is this tiny speck the way God sees us as he looks down upon us or does He see us individually and tenderly as a father watches his children? Could we be small in the grand scheme of things but not unimportant!

…what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. (Psalm 8:4-8)

God Did Not Make You A "Generic" Being

God knows that you are unique and special.

I am fearfully and wonderfully made…(Psalm 139:14)

Because He made you unique and special.

And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. (Matthew 10:30)

God wants you to be healthy.

for I am the LORD, who heals you. (Exodus 15:26)

And He wants you to have it all!

it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)

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Open The Eyes To My Heart

So as God is expressed in a trinity, so are we his creation. Which means you are much more than just a physical body! You were created body, mind/soul, and spirit. All three are God’s precious gifts to you, more valuable than any amount of gold or jewels.

may God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1-Thesalonians 5:23)

Are you living in a state of balance between your body, mind, and spirit? Recognize that all three aspects of yourself are equally precious and worthy of your best attention. When your not in balance your like a six-cylinder car running on just two cylinders. The result is you have no power and a mighty rough ride ahead!

Our spiritual growth is made in steps by letting go of the world’s naïve ways of seeing things and to open ourselves to God’s higher perspectives. Even if at first we don’t understand them. Making the right changes in what you think, say, and do will automatically take you where you want to be. You must come to see that your habitual behaviors are the real power either staying where you are or getting where you want to go. That’s because they do what they do automatically.

Meaningful changes do not happen immediately, but can only be the result of sustained effort in a new direction. Creating that sustained effort in a new direction is the only way to keep yourself from ending up from getting what you’ve always gotten. It is in working with a spiritual focus that we will enjoy the fastest and most noticeable results.

When you believe something strongly, the “how to” of achieving it comes to you practically without effort. The power of your belief becomes a magnet for the precious solutions you need. The stronger the belief, the better solutions you attract. That is why we need faith. Like the old expression that says “what a man can conceive and believe, he can achieve”.

God has given us this wonderful gift at the core of our human creative process. It is only yours to discover and use.

…therefore, I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:24)

God Says We Are Like Him.

Who Are We To Disagree!

…when God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. (Genesis 5:1)

…ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High” (Psalm 82:6)

…it is not written in your law, I said, ye are gods” (John 10:34)

Spiritual Success Steps

1. Believe that God CAN do it

2. Believe that God WANTS to do it

3. Believe that God WILL do it.

4. KEEP BELIEVING and stay in FAITH

Once you have truly accepted and embraced your own true worthiness in God’s eyes, you will have balanced beliefs, a positive self-image, strong self-esteem, and the ability to use your God-given power to create whatever you want in life.

…the words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life (John 6:63)

This Moment

Father,

I have a strong sensation that

You brought me to this moment of prayer

Because you plan to share with me

Insights to solve my problems.

So I will go out

And face the sunlight of a new day

And a new week

Crammed with undiscovered possibilities.

I am encouraged!

I am enthused!

I am more hopeful than I have been in a long time!

Amen

Virtual Therapy For The Soul

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Dottie1 6 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks DeBorrah, I'm glad you dropped by and enjoyed the hub.It's true, nothing could be more comforting than knowing we are loved... from God's perspective.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Dottie 1, This was wonderful and uplifting! It really is comforting knowing that we are loved! As you so wonderfully stated: "Our spiritual growth is made in steps by letting go of the world’s naïve ways of seeing things and to open ourselves to God’s higher perspectives..." This is so true! Great job! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

I really appreciate that you linked me again sis ripplemaker, hehe. This hub would not exist if it weren't for the ripples from you and dayzeebee. I thank you both for that because I love this hub, glad you do too!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Dottie, I placed a link of this hub to my "Affirmations" hub! I then realized how many times I have linked this one to my other hubs. LOL I realized how truly beautiful the message of this hub is and continue to promote the truth that I am loved and you are loved! :)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Awwww gee thanks Charia for those kind words. I'm so happy you enjoyed this hub. Good to see you and to know that we are dearly loved! =)


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Charia Samher 7 years ago

You've just made the right decision when you chose to publish this wonderful hub. I have just read dayzebee and ripplemaker's hub (They hub among us & Angels among us) early this week & as I see this is one of the fruits of their wonderful hubs. One thing is for sure, this is as wonderful and as inspiring. I'm so happy to have read this as well. Yes we are all loved! =)


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thank you ladyvenus.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thank you very much Lgali :)


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Lgali 7 years ago

This is a nice story


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Today in my email were 2 hubs on the subject of facebook which I thought quite coincidental. One of them had a link to LdsNana on ehow, instructions to facebook. She said if there is just one thing you do before you leave is just register and so I did! Do you believe it? That's Dottie progress! Thanks for your encouragement, sis. I'll get there sooner or later. "I can learn". (Whose the baby now?) Hehehe


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Thank you, thank you, thank you! :-) I await your presence there. There are many wonderful hubbers there but it's not the same without you. (I'm getting to be a baby.) Hehehe


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi Angel Michelle, it's grrrrrrreat to know that we are ok and it is grrrrrrreat to have you come visit.  Regarding facebook, I'll be thinking about it for sure.  Maybe if I need help, my niece can show me how it works.  I think she needs to do community service for her school so I'll ask her to help her Auntie learn more about all this computer stuff and she can earn her credits for doing so!  I'll let you know!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Angel Dottie, I read the above hub again to remind me that I am loved as you are loved. Isn't that beautiful to know that who we are .... is just okay. In fact, it's not only okay, it is great! :-) Thank you for sharing your love with me. Can I invite you again to join facebook? Pleaseeee...


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Glad you were uplifted in your reading of this hub blondepoet and thanks for coming by and uplifting me with your kindness.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

This is a beautiful story, thanks so much for sharing it. It is so good to read uplifting hubs like this, we need more of them in this world.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

What great wisdom, Cleanclover. If only we could REMEMBER to send love all the time, what a wonderful world this would be!


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Cleanclover 7 years ago from Piece of land!

the highest and most vital vibration we can send is that of love. And I send it all the time. Thank you for sharing. Love dottie


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks Research Analyst. Your comment means a lot to me. :)


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Research Analyst 7 years ago

one thing I like the most about this hub is how engaging it is and it draws in the reader and evokes so much emotion, thanks for sharing and helping us see the need for Spiritual Success Steps. thanks


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

If we are all one then whomever I was writing this for includes you too Nayberry. Glad you enjoyed.


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Nayberry 7 years ago from nayphat@yahoo.com

I felt as if you were writning this just for me. As I read, I felt compelled to get to theend so I could start again. I thinl I'll add this to my weekly reading list.

Thanks!

Tootles!!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thank you ripplemaker. You are so kind. I watched the video again too and please allow me to be the first tomorrow to tell you that you are loved by me! HIP HIP!~


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I'm following you! LOL I'm re reading the hubs that I've pasted in my Funny Journey to Healing Hub. :-) This encompasses still my belief that you are loved as I am. Isn't that simply beautiful and awesome? :-) I'm going to watch the video again. hehe Let me be the one to tell you today that you are loved by me! Yey!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks Ladies for dropping in for some peace and soul refreshment! Shalini, I would say in answer to your question it is just human nature to make things more difficult as I so often do myself! Thanks too SweetiePie and Shalini for your kind words.


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Wonderful 'love' hub Dottie1 - why do people make something so easy and so natural...difficult? Thumbs up for the soul refreshment!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

Very beautiful hub Dottie! I felt more at peace just by reading it.


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Lgali 7 years ago

you are always welcome


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thank you countrywomen and Lgali for appreciating this hub and for your kindly comments.


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Lgali 7 years ago

very nice words This will resolve lot of problems


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

Dottie- Those are beautiful words. I totally agree with you nothing like the feeling "to love and be loved". Certainly a thumbs up hub from me.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

You're very welcome my friend.:)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I have trouble saying the 'B' word (balance) at the best of times, Christmas or not. That concept seems to be missing in my genetic make up. And yes, your explanation of it makes perfect sense! The only reason that I didn't say it that way in reference to your hub was because I didn't think that it would make any sense to you.

Thx for the love and back at ya bunches!!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

One thing I know for sure Shirley is when the Christmas season nears it always throws me off balance and because of that it is also the best time for me to work on balance because I know for sure I'm out of balance. LOL. Does that make sense? I have been noticing some really beautiful hubs being written on this same subject because I think we all need it around this time of year. So you are welcome and I will always love ya Shirley girl, my funny little Canadian neighbor! :)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Dottie, I've been feeling out of balance for the past little while, but haven't quite been able to figure out how to get back on path. I think my biggest problem has been in figuring out exactly what the problem was. Then I came upon your beautiful hub. This is the second hub that I've "run into" today that answered questions for me.

Thx, Sweetie!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi Benson,

I'm happy that you found some inspiration here. I have been thinking about revisiting this hub for inspiration for another project. I have been putting it off like crazy so I am very happy to see you here today so that I can go on with the plan. How cool is that! Thank you so much for stopping by. ~Dottie~


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

thanks for the inspiration. some hubs never grow outdated and here's one.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thanks Veronica for the kind words. :)


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Veronica Bright 8 years ago from Nebraska

That was truly inspirational. I needed this. Thanks for making this hub! Love the prayers


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

I don't believe anything we learn is ever wasted. You never know when that learned knowledge will come in handy. Thanks level1 for kindly commenting.


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level1diet 8 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

Fascinating ... hopeful ... and pleasant reading. Thanks, Dottie1. I spent a few years thinking I was going to be a preacher. Maybe it wasn't wasted~!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

I'm glad you enjoyed the post cgull8m and thanks for your comments. :)

MrMarmalade Matthew 18 about the little children is one of my favorites from the New Testament. There are so many ways to cause children to stumble that we don't much think about, like not helping them or ridiculing and cursing. You can cause them to stumble when a parent fails to discipline and train them because it is too time consuming, inconvenient or because one is afraid to lose their child's love. Angry words and gossip are more ways to stumble a child and the list goes on. (Beware lest you cause any child to stumble) Thanks for coming by and commenting. :)


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

Nice inspirational post, we need God for sure. I can't imagine the place without God.


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

I loved your hub.

Matthew Chapter 18 NIV

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

2He called a little child and had him stand among them.

3And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.

6But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

7"Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!

Thank you for your wonderful thoughts.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thank you Cheryle for your stopping by and spreading your sunshine. :) I became your fan too.


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CheryleJ 8 years ago from NEW JERSEY

I am fearfully and wonderfully made....thank you for sharing this. I am now a fan. I look forward to more of God's inspiring words from you. Bless you.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

WoW, that's an amazing story. 21 years later and you are still being loved and have been given the strength to carry on His love to others. Thank you so much for stopping by and spreading your love.


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khadilkarprakash 8 years ago from India

I am loved. Sure dear, I was about to die on June 9, 1985. I had never hoped that I will live. But come dawn I saw I am still alive. It was really a miracle that God of my understanding did . People had predicted that I wont see even 1986 and it is 2008 and still there free enjoying every bit of time he makes me available. But don't think that Higher Power gives you a fresh lease of life unconditionally. He definitely had a plan for my living. I am living because there is some action got wants to get it done through me.

And what is he wants me to do and do I have enough strength to do it?

That's Meditation. Everyday in the morning I have to meditate on what can I do for another human being. It definatily answers. Love is a flow of energy. It is useless if I dont carry it forward. So thank you for reminding me that I am loved and you are loved. He loves me and tells me to love you.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi Sis Michelle :)

Didn't you just love that video. "You are one of a kind, a true original. You are a masterpiece of incomparable value" Has anyone told you today that you are truly loved? If not, won't you please let me be the one! Beautiful Beautiful!

I'm glad I could share with you. Have a loving day. See ya around!

Dottie:)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Hi Compu-Smart :)

Usually when I see the word religion I run and hide. To me it's just a word that causes a lot of commotion. But I do like to nourish the spirit now and then. Gives me a better feel that I'm playing with a fuller deck. Thanks for dropping in and appreciating my hub and Happy Manifesto!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Dottie, the video finally finished loading last night and I just quietly sat down through it and watched it with a heart so full. Thanks for sharing it. After, Daisy and I got to talking about how God has moved tremendously in our lives...and it was just so beautiful. Thanks again... (singing with mischievous eyes, "It's a beautiful day!") LOL Keep on loving... :)


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Hi Dottie:)

You mention "manifest" which has been a word of conversation with someone just recently! and a very interesting word and i nteresting hub!

PS,I am not at all religous but hallelujah to this hub:)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA Author

Thank you Dayzee and Michelle for your warm and loving thoughts. I'm beginning to feel as close to you as I do with my own family. Loving ourselves is a moment to moment awareness that we can all learn to get better at. Not easy sometimes but definately worth the effort. Big warm hugs, loving thoughts and gratitude right back to ya.

Dottie


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Amen. My journey to knowing God and His love and seeing ourselves the way God sees us is a journey we all take. And thus, as I read your hub, I can hear the beating of the heart of another soul, seeing her stretch her arms to those around her and reach out to touch you and remind you of the greatness we have within...indeed it is a joy to be able to fully love oneself. For then we can give more to others. Dottie, thank you for being that kind of a soul. Keep on my dear "sis"... :) loving thoughts and gratitude sending your way...

--michelle


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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

oh wow what truth! dottie i continue to be awed at the connection we have established! eversince "angels among us" came out, ripplemaker and i have not ceased to talk about the need for people to love themselves better and that God would want us to love ourselves as He loves us. oh my...i am teary eyed. thank you for the affirmation. we are now more encouraged to go ahead with our many plans. God smiles upon you endearingly. a big warm hug to you. hmmmm

p.s. the video is great

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