YOU FEEL WHAT YOU BELIEVE
INTRODUCTION TO TPM
Have you ever said to someone else the words, "You make me so mad (or upset, frustrated, etc.)?"
Perhaps you grew up with this famous false phrase:
"NEVER TRUST YOUR FEELINGS!" Dr. Edward Smith, founder of TPM asks, "Did you know that you feel what you believe? Our feelings will always be connected to what we hold as truth in the moment."
If someone makes us feel what we feel, then we are powerless to be different until that person or the situation changes. However, if what we feel is rooted in our belief, we have hope for freedom. Our belief can be changed.
I would like to introduce to you a system of prayer designed to help people to identify the lies they hold that are causing them emotional pain and disrupting their walk with Christ. A facilitator invites Holy Spirit to speak truth to a recipient concerning belief and lie-based thinking.
This process is intentional, focused prayer leading to an authentic encounter with the presence of Christ, resulting in mind renewal and a subsequently transformed life.
I integrate this TPM process with Reflective Bible study questions and a wonderful journaling tool for your journey called "Immanuel Journaling" (I J)
May you and your family deeply encounter Jesus
THE KEY QUESTION:
What emotion do I feel as I place myself in the Bible story? What is my personal memory with this emotion?
IJ PRAYER METHOD
Take a moment to…
Take a few breaths to slow yourself down
Be fully present to the Presence of God
Ground your spirit in the love of God
Interactive Gratitude (growing the joy center in the brain)
Think of something you are grateful for and begin sharing your heart with God.
A. Dear Child of mine,
.... Take a moment to listen to God’s response and write down your impression of how God would
respond to you.
B. Thought Rhyming
1. I can see you…
Imagine God seeing your situation, environment, movement and inner experience, etc
“I can see your situation at the dining room in the dark, breathing heavily… I can see…”
2. I can hear you…
I can hear you say to yourself….
3. I understand how big this is for you
Imagine God who knows you well, validating
your experience with compassion
4. I am glad to be with you and see your
Imagine God calling your name lovingly
and simply enjoy being with him.
“I am always glad to interact with you…”
5. I can do something about what you are going through.
Imagine God assuring you that he has the power
to help you and give you everything you need.