The Contagious Culture of Goodness

I am madly in love…so deeply that most days I cannot contain the overflow. I dwell in a world of illusion so transfixed and mesmerized by this captivating wave of love. I am forever caught in its wonders and the extraordinary paths it illumines. I am captive forevermore, held hostage by its all-encompassing, all consuming, all engulfing atmosphere. I cannot free myself for it forever pursues me and chases me down each day and without so much of a hint of warning, it besieges me and overtakes my soul. The fusion occurred long ago in times which now only live in vague memories and the universal hologram.

I am head over heels in love with goodness. Though it is all around us in millions of happenings and in billions of people, I am talking about the kind of goodness there is no reward for, selfless, pure and of genuine intent.
What set me on this path and what makes a person resonate so intensely to goodness? Out of nearly 8 billion people worldwide, why are so few nestled in its warm embrace? Why are we the paupers while others are rewarded for that which is nonessential to anything that in the end matters? What is this hunger to exercise that which is good and right and true and what makes goodness the way?

I pondered all these philosophical questions the week Pope Francis visited America in the summer of 2015. What was it about this man that made even the atheists become soft and warmed by his very presence? It wasn’t a demi-god thing; there were no grandiose speeches or enormous displays of ego at work. There was a simple missionary on a mission to spread love all while being carried from event to event a tiny Fiat automobile. I marveled at how many people suddenly were enveloped in his grace and kindness…let’s face it, even the hardest of men found themselves soul searching that week while glued to the television coverage of his every move.Pope Francis inspired millions and even the Speaker of the House, John Boehner was not immune to the contagion of goodness. This simple servant managed to bring many believers and non-believers into unison with love and the dance was a high immaculate.

We watch videos of people saving animals in peril, of rescuers coming to the aid of humans in need, we see acts of kindness and we meld into a pile of goo…albeit lovely goo.The fact is goodness is contagious and in a world growing harder and colder daily, in a world where our leaders and most politicians are morally bankrupt and humans have become desensitized by life, goodness is the vaccine which cures the plague of indifference. goodnessblogariaajaeger
There have been countless studies on the effects of kindness and acts of goodness and the data reveals increased heart health benefits, the body ages slower, relationships improve and an overall sense of peace occurs. Additionally just witnessing an act of kindness triggers the happy chemicals of the brain leading to a sense of elation.

Humans are born with goodness in their composition; it is only circumstances and conditions which cause them to act outside of the boundary of love and kindness. Many have to retrain their brains and hearts for goodness to be their first response to any situation.

I saw a story on 60 Minutes about a prosecutor in Louisiana who zealously and with great pomp convicted a man of murder 30 plus years ago. When DNA tests revealed the man was innocent, this once hardened District Attorney was brought to his knees. Not only had the accused lived in solitary confinement for 30 years leaving his cell only one hour a day to walk around, it was discovered upon his release that he had terminal cancer and died penniless only a few months after he gained his long overdue freedom. The DA is now trying to make amends and did apologize to the convicted man but to no avail, he could not find forgiveness of self and said he will spend the rest of his life living with this travesty he created. He admitted that he was arrogant; seduced by the culture of success and that he blatantly overlooked any other suspects because this conviction was just too easy for him. I am sure he now asks himself every day, was it worth it? Were the gains worth living a lie? Were his successes of any real value now that the world knew they were built on a lie and on harming an innocent man? To his credit he has asked Louisiana to reprimand him for his actions.

Goodness, even if late in coming is always a welcomed guest and should be treated with respect, nurtured with unconditional love and taught in schools worldwide as an essential part of academia.

Ariaa Jaeger, Ariaa.com

Happy New Year Blessings

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Another year to begin anew, raise your vibration and make a difference in the world! As we begin on this first day of 2014 make a list of everything you want to create in this new year and hold it up to the universe, give praise it’s already done then fold the paper and put it in a book, in the Bible or any other place you call sacred. Next year at this time take a look and see how well you have done at creating your dreams.
This year every single day do just one thing new. Try a new food, visit a new neighbor, paint a picture, write a poem, cook a new food, visit a new land, climb a new mountain, hike a new terrain. Each day do something that expands your world. Also try a new spiritual technique each week …for example visualize the license plate 888 then look for it that same day….you WILL see one! Think about someone you care about which you have not heard from in a while and think on them with love….watch how quickly they get in touch with you. There are so many ways to polish up your intuitive gifts and so many ways you can move mountains in 2014. Pray for the world, for those who have less, pray for the animals and their protection, pray for strangers you pass by on the street. Think thoughts of love every time you feel anything less than love. Intentionally offset any negative thoughts by reversing them immediately. Change the way you look at things, the way you perceive others. Don’t judge people, soften your heart and recognize that they are just human beings have human experiences …some handle life with ease, others with struggle. Raise your light by seeing all as divine and be compassionate to those who have chosen difficult paths…don’t judge them, just love them. That love will encircle back to you and your year will be one filled with loving overflow. Wishing all of you a bountiful, beautiful New Year. Whatever you do, wherever you go, don’t forget to use your heart and soul to LOVE OUTLOUD!
With beams of Love, Light & Laughter,
Ariaa Jaeger
Author “Ariaaisms ~ Spiritual Food for the Soul”
“The Book of Ariaa ~ Quotes for a Luminous Life”
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Our gracious heavenly Father,
We give thanks for life and the abundance of blessings on the way to us all now. We embrace the magic and miracles of the universe and all change benefits our souls and adds to our lives. Bless each soul here that all may know their relevance and importance in this universe. Inspire them to live with deliberate loving intention and fill their hearts and lives with all they need to accomplish greatly in this world. May the light of all creation shine brightly on all of these that they may know they are loved. In the name of LOVE, we pray and all is given.
Amen