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Believe In The Moment

"Seek joy. Seek joy until you know that you cause joy. Cause joy until you know you are joy."~ Cindy Teevens
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Site Guide

Here you'll find the Site Policy and helpful tips for using various parts of the site.

We've also included some great pages of inspiration and exploration.

About Teresa TJ Phillips

Me100Believe in the Moment is the result of a vision, a calling. It is a gift for you through me. I am here just like you, a visitor, member, guide.

Believe in the Moment is a gathering place. A safe harbor to ask questions, explore answers and discover what it means to be here at this time, this moment. It was created to bring all of us together to help each other on this journey of life.

I was blessed with a beyond this life glimpse over 25 years ago. I used to call it a near death experience and for years I searched for others who had the same but found none. Then recently, a few beautiful souls came into my life with similar experiences and started to help me understand how rare and precious this blessing is. It took 20 years to share my experience and start to explore what it means and my purpose. And now, I hope to help as many people as I can on their journey of Self discovery.

To paraphrase a saying - Some people discover who they are over years of searching and some people have discovery thrust upon them. For me, it was thrust upon me. I haven't had years of research or training. I don't know the terminology, methods or beliefs that many will talk about as part of their path to discovery. I ask lots of questions and am always open to exploring ideas and discovering new ways of looking at our journey.

When guided, I'll share my experiences and will always do what I can do help you understand yours. I believe in an ultimate higher power. I refer to it as God (Him) in my writing. This is only because this is what I'm familiar with and don't know of any other reference higher than God to call it. It is familiar to me, so that's what I use. I don't follow any particular religion, beliefs or teachings. I believe in unconditional love.

I think its very important to explore the questions you have in your heart. We all have them and right now is a time when we're all beginning to understand just how important it is to ask questions and listen to our inner voice.

There is no right or wrong path for you. You must find your own path, your own discoveries. You may change your direction many times and that is fine. In fact, I encourage exploring any answers that are of interest to you and maybe even some that you didn't care for, to find out why.

I also believe all of us have gifts of love to share with the world. Like a piece of the puzzle, each one of us is unique. And like the puzzle, only when we are together do you have a complete picture. Share your gifts, your message with the world. If you don't know what that is, maybe that's why you're here. Ask questions, explore answers and love always.

I look forward to working with you to explore questions, discover answers and create wonder. I'll help you make your spiritual practice, your spiritual life.

Love and blessings,

TJ

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Privacy Policy

We take your privacy very seriously. We do not share your personal information with anyone without your permission.

Thank you for visiting our website. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this website only. If you link to other websites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information
We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.

Cookie/Tracking Technology
The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties. Personal information will not be part of the cookie/tracking information shared.

Distribution of Information
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Commitment to Data Security
Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Privacy Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

Click here for the Contact Us form

staff @ believeinthemoment . com

Believe in the Moment

Muscatine, IA 52761

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.

Site Policy

We've adopted the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and the Four Cardinal Virtues of Lao Tzu as the Site Policy. They are simple, straight-forward and honest. We hope you'll agree and help us create a loving environment for All.

 

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz 


1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering. 

3. Don't Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. 

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. 

Four Cardinal Virtues of Lao Tzu

1. Reverence for all of life.
This manifests as unconditional love and respect for oneself and all other beings.

2. Natural sincerity.
This manifests as honesty, simplicity and faithfulness.

3. Gentleness.
This manifests as kindness, consideration for others and sensitivity to spiritual truth.

4. Supportiveness.
This manifests as service to others without expectation of reward. 


Please
Contact Us with any questions. We always look forward to hearing from you.

 

Consider adding The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and books including the teachings of Lao Tzu to your reading list. Visit the library for lots of wonderful books and more.

How Do I Use Whispers?

 

Whispers  


To add your message:
Type in the Message box and use Enter on your keyboard or click on Send.
There is about a 4 second delay before your message shows up in the list.
The delay may be longer if there are many people sending messages.

* * * Note: Refresh may be needed periodically.
If the stream stops or there is an extended delay, please refresh the page.

Please remember all members can see Whispers.
We hope to inspire everyone who visits with a stream of wisdom, inspiration, quotes and more.
If you're inspired by a stream in Whispers, start a new discussion in the forum and ask people to join you.

If you'd like to chat we have BITM Chat available for both public and private chatting.

You can also click on a person's username in the right column and send them a message.

 

Currently, Whispers has 6 messages showing at a time. This may change as we go along. They are not archived, so we have no way of retrieving them. The forum is a great way to have member participation on a particular thought and save the discussion to your profile.

Save this page in My Favorite Pages for future reference

How Do I Use Favorites?

 

Use My Favorite Pages (in the right column) to save pages you want to visit again. It adds them to your list and also in your profile under the Favorite Pages tab.

To add a favorite page:
Be sure you're on the page you want to save.
Click on the star in the lower right corner of the My Favorite Pages.
Fill in a description of the page (why you saved it)
Click Save

To delete a page:
Click and drag the title in the list to the trash can.
A popup will ask if you're sure you want to delete it.
Click OK or Cancel if you changed your mind.

In your profile, you'll see a list of your favorite pages. Just click to visit them.
Not all pages can be added to your favorites.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Tips and Tricks

The site is growing and evolving quickly. We'll be adding articles and features as we go along. Please feel free to submit feature suggestions. Let us know if you'd like to submit anything to the site. We welcome your ideas.

 

You'll find helpful information on the About Us page

A few tips:

*  Whispers. Add inspiration to the stream anytime. Everyone can see Whispers when logged in. You will need to refresh once in a while, if it freezes. Using www with the believeinthemoment url address seems to help.

*  When you send a quick private message (PM) from someone's profile and refresh the screen before going to another page, the message will be sent again. Just go to another page to avoid this.

*  This is our gathering place. We're doing all we can to keep it comfortable and spam free for all. Your help is appreciated. If you suspect a member or listing, please let us know.

*  The site isn't perfect and we're working on it all the time. We hope you understand. If you have any problems, please let us know. If you have any suggestions or comments, we'd love to hear them.

 

We hope you'll help keep the site free to everyone by visiting the BITM Library to make your book, CD and DVD purchases. It doesn't cost you anything and they pay us a small fee for referring you.

We will be having courses, teleconferences and seminars online, by phone and video conferencing soon. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter and watch the What's New page for all the latest announcements.

 

There is so much for all of us to learn as we see where this experience leads us. Enjoy the company and the journey.

If you have any suggestions, comments or would like to help, please let us know.

Blessings!

Directory Information
Adding a New Entry

Introduce your site with the Guides and Friends Directory
If you have a site sharing your journey, wisdom, inspiration or teachings of spirituality, self discovery and universal love, we hope you'll join us.
Its very simple and we'll be happy to answer any questions.

Add a listings for your site, blog or company. Name the listing what you think people will look for to find you - your name, site or company name. 1 listing is included with the Guides and Friends membership.
(The directory is separate from your profile)

If you have an online community, create a listing in the Communities category.
If you have a book, create a listing in the Books category.

The directory entry/listing includes the following options:

Unique entry title (company, website, community or your name)

* Visitors will look for you under this title.

Your name (real name required)

City (required but will not show on the listing)

State (required and will show on the listing)

Country (Google map included)

Private Message link (automatic)

Link to your Profile page (automatic)

Link to your website and/or blog (optional)

Link to your Twitter account (optional)

Link to your Facebook account (optional)

Link to your radio show (optional) You can add a link to your BITM Radio show or you own show here.

Phone (optional and will show on the detail view of your listing)

Icon - small image on category and detail pages (recommended) Your avatar would be great here. This is the image visitors will see on the What's New page.

Image - larger image on detail page (recommended)

A short description (very short please) is what visitors will see on the category pages to decide if they want to read more.

A long description - we recommend a detailed introduction avoiding date specific information. Outdated listings will be unpublished or deleted. Links are fine but no code please. Code will be deleted. If you have a book or other material, please send us the information and we can add it for you. Contact Us after completing your directory listing.

Meta Keywords - add words or 2-3 word phrases someone might enter in Google to find you (include your name) (optional but recommended)

Choose up to 5 categories/subcategories for your listing.

Please take a look at the information tags on the form before adding your information, to see what will be public.

Add books to the Guides and Friends Books category only please.

* * * Be sure to check your links to make sure they work. * * *

 

If you have a book or other material available through Amazon, please let us know. We will be happy to add it to the libraries and your listing. Referral fees paid by the bookstores help support the site and keep it open for all. Thank you.

Click on Add New Entry on the User Menu to create your listing.

Be sure to follow the Site Policy when creating your listing. Thank you.

If you want to add more to your entry, we'll be happy to help.

More options like more images, videos or other details can be added by BITM staff for a small fee.

Please Contact Us for information.


Please read the information tags for each space. Some are shown in your listing and others are private.
We take your privacy very seriously. No information is shared unless you've given permission to do so.
By entering information in the public listing spaces, you give us permission to share it with visitors.

We reserve the right to delete any member content or accounts, if we deem necessary.

Changing or updating an entry

To change an icon or image:

Click Edit to go to the edit view.

Click on Remove icon or image, click Terms of Use and Send.

Click Edit again.

Add your new icon or image, click Terms of Use and Send.