Monday, October 29, 2012

Not my will

The idea of Spiritual Intelligence is: "Not my will, but Your will be done." We are surrendering our ego mind and its urges to a higher mind, however you see that Higher Power. Listen.

Quoted from Chapter 18 -- The Inner Voice: Spiritual Intelligence
in Adults at Work: How Individuals and Organizations Can Grow Up

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In the moment spiritual intelligence

In-the-moment spiritual intelligence is the awareness right now, whether you are driven by your ego or by your Spirit. How do you feel? If you feel anxious, hurt, angry, fearful -- your ego has been in charge. Let your emotions be a signal that it's time to go inward and seek counsel, guidance. Once you are aware and working through your emotions, your Spirit is in charge. If you stay with it you will experience clarity and confidence.

How long does this take? A few minutes?  A few days? A few weeks?  It depends on you and how embedded this thinking is in your mind and body. It depends on how disciplined you are at staying aware of your thinking and feeling and pivoting from ego to Spirit in your thoughts.  Be patient with yourself. Would you rather feel anxious, hurt or angry  -- or would you rather feel confident and at peace?

William Frank Diedrich. Author of
The Road Home, Beyond Blaming, and Adults at Work.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Moment to moment

From moment to moment we can't know what will happen. Give thanks for this moment. Access your Higher Power (Spirit, God) through prayer or meditation and ask for help in perceiving whatever is in front of you. Trust in your guidance. Anxiety is the opposite of faith. Trust in your guidance brings calm, and in the midst of the calm, you find answers.

William Frank Diedrich
author of The Road Home: The Journey Beyond the Spiritual Quick Fix and three other books.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


When anxiety fills you, it is as if your body has negative currents flowing through it, and nothing seems to calm it. You can drink or take a pill, or watch a TV show, or something that will mute the noise of your fear. In moderation, relief like that can be helpful. In excess, your solution creates new problems.

At the cause of all anxiety is thought. Thoughts, both conscious and subconscious, create fear.

Observe your anxiety. Where in your body is it located? Where are you tense and uncomfortable? Can you just allow the discomfort for a short while and observe it non-judgmentally? Accept that it is there. Breathe deeply. Your fears and anxiety are telling you something.

Call upon your Spirit (Higher Power) and ask that It (He, She), to look at your thoughts and the underlying beliefs that create your thoughts, along with you. Allow the Light of Spirit to shine upon these thoughts and beliefs. They are illusions. They are not you. They are only thoughts. Ask that your thoughts be corrected so that you may see more clearly.

As your thoughts change, your body will respond with greater calm. With greater calm comes greater clarity in your thinking.

William Frank Diedrich

Friday, October 12, 2012

Let Go

When you tell yourself that you must have THIS business deal, THIS relationship, THIS political candidate, THIS home, THIS job -- you limit yourself. When you tell yourself that you must have something external to you, you make that thing your god. You are saying that IT is the source of your well-being.

Desire is fine, but let go. You cannot know what is in your own best interests. You cannot see into the future. Years ago Garth Brookes sang a song -- "Thank God for Unanswered Prayers."  It's true. Pursue your desires, but be open to other possibilities. Desire should always have a little detachment with it. When you intend for a specific goal -- always add  "This or something better than this."

One of the most powerful prayers is "Thy will be done."  With these four words you set aside your ego; you trust that what is absolutely best for you will occur; and you expect the best. This is not a prayer of resignation. It is a prayer of absolute faith that you are moving toward your highest good.

Bill is the author of The Road Home, Beyond Blaming and Adults at Work.
His books are on sale at

Monday, October 8, 2012


The purpose of prayer is connection. You align yourself with your Higher Power. Alignment occurs when you set your ego aside and allow the Higher Intelligence to take charge. Faith comes into play when you recognize that your prayer is already answered. You move forward then, in total confidence, knowing that all is well. You allow yourself to feel the emotions of a miracle having taken place. You pay attention to indications regarding what you need to do and you take action as guided.

There is no limit to the amount of time you may spend in prayer like this. No decision is too small to be offered up in prayer. As you allow your Higher Intelligence to work through you and as you, you are in the flow. Flow thinking is creative and draws to you the opportunities that satisfy the essence of your prayers.

William Frank Diedrich

Monday, October 1, 2012

One Thing

Only one thing stops me from being successful. Me.  Only one thing gets in my way in relationships with others. Me. All conflicts are in my mind, even if I project them out into my world. My world reflects what is going on in me. If people like me, or don't like me, I can ask: "Who am I being that people feel this way about me?"

Only one thing helps me to be successful, joyful, loved, etc.  Me. When I set my ego aside, and open myself to Divine Guidance (Call it God, Intuition, Higher Self, Spirit, or another name -- One Source -- many names)  -- when I open myself to this guidance instead of thinking I, as my little ego, have to do it myself, I am successful. The right people show up to help me. The right people show up to be helped. Connections are made that I had no idea could happen. Miracles occur, not because I've been a good boy, but because I have let go, moved forward with confidence, and trusted.

This is what I needed to hear today, and I just passed it on to you.  Blessings,  Bill