Saturday, December 2, 2017

Have fun. Laugh a lot. And feel young and free again!

Some of us take adulthood very seriously. In fact, we are dead serious about being serious. Actually in all seriousness, being serious isn’t as serious as it’s made out to be. Being silly and having fun, now that's serious business. Last night I spent time on Church Street toasting marshmallows, and eating s’mores, drinking hot chocolate  and singing carols with the Salvation Army Man. I was about the business of having fun and I made contacts for my business in the process.

In the midst of all the joy, like the Grinch, there was a pinch then a moment that began to turn the tide. While standing in the freezing cold, with Popsicle fingers instead of Popsicle toes (nod to my mom and Micheal Franks) handing out “free pyramid sessions”, that people refused (That’s a whole other article about how we say no and don’t even know what we are saying no to, you know ….lol) ooh where was I …. Oh yea, During that sixty second period of time that felt like a very long while, I came upon a feeling that was like Pinocchio’s nose, it began to grow. For one reason or another I felt that I was missing potential customers and in that moment, felt anxious. Now just as fast as you please that anxiousness was starting to take over like an unwanted virus with an express card with carte blanc. What is a girl to do to get off the Reading Railroad and onto Park Place? I took a breath, dropped into the moment, let go of expectations and just like that I was back in CandyLand.

So this holiday season while still making deadlines, grading papers and stirring the pots and tossing the pans, stay in the moment. When circumstances and even people try and get you to play the game of sadness, madness and joyless-ness,
take a clue from fireman and STOP, DROP and ROLL.

Stop: Take a breath
Drop: Into the moment, into your heart, onto your knees……just drop cause you can’t put the fire out any other way, and…….
Roll: With what is going on, no resistance, releasing expectations and fully accepting what is.

And before you know it you’ll be back in Kansas with the click of your ruby slipper so you can Have fun. Laugh a lot. And feel young and free again!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Stop Yielding and Choose

Are you like me? Do you yield when the signs call for stopping? Today while driving I stopped at a stop sign and as my car rolled towards the corner and then came to a stop, I realized that I had to consciously make an effort, because I don’t always come to a full and complete stop. The definition of stopping at a stop sign is that all four wheels must stop. When you yield the front tires are stopping and as we drive off the back tires are still in motion and are only just coming to a stop as the front wheels have already started in motion again. 

One of my Philosophies is that where you do it one place you also do it in other places. So if you’re like me, a yielder at a stop sign and not a full stopper at a stop sign it’s time to ask a few important questions. “Where in life do you yield instead of coming to a full and complete stop?” Where do you not stop to take the time before moving onto another project, another business, another relationship, another anything? Take a moment and do the inventory. Stop and take stock. Unless we can see a behavior it will be impossible to change it. Changes may happen based on other things you do but to make a conscious and lasting change we must be willing to look at the behavior without judgement and lovingly and willingly make a new choice. Choice is our most powerful tool. Choice and commitment work together like a hammer, in two parts, the head and the handle.The head (choice) and the handle (commitment) drive the nail (decision) home and create whatever you desire. 

Coming to a full stop and taking stock will yield power results. Try it! I’d love to hear your results. 

Prayer:
I recognize God as the source of my life and in God my life is complete and total abundance. I am Alive in my fullness when I am in alignment and in conscious acceptance of this Truth. The Truth is the power of Divine Mind within my mind is the power of the right use of Judgement, which is discernment. In Discernment I use judgement from it’s highest perspective. When I I discern I am in Alignment with my thoughts, words and actions; in alignment with Life and that Life is abundant. Today as I lovingly and dispassionately stop and take stock of my life I can  accurately  see what is bringing more life through me and what is hindering life within me. I see clearly my choices and I choose life. I give thanks to all that has shown up to support this awareness and I let God do the work within me, molding my thoughts, affirming my words and guiding my actions such that I am an active participant in the changes in me that me in living in alignment with life and life more abundantly. I let God do the heavy lifting and release my cares trusting in the prefect outcome. Thank you God. So be it! Amen 

Affirmation:

I Stop look and listen before I move forward. I look to my right and my left and make sure I see all the options clearly for my life. I exercise the power of Discernment and I yield to stopping before moving forward. I am Powerful I am free. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Trust that you are Divine Guided and Directed


Writing the book “Soul Intentions a Manifesto for living life from the Soul” was truly a push in the path of my Souls purpose. The impulse to write it was a spark of guidance and I went with it. As I come further along this road of mine (nod to Donniee B…. whose blog title that is) I am beginning to realize that I am being guided ever so gently in the path of my individual Souls purpose on this sweet earth. The Soul is the aspect of our self that never dies. It is that Divine spark that believes in the Divinity of every person and holds all life as sacred. Some people believe that the Soul sits in the Crown Chakra while others the Brow Chakra and still others argue it’s in the heart or the Soul Star or even the navel Chakra. Whatever your belief it matters not. What matters is that you get connected with it and allow it to lead you to your destiny. There are teachings that espouse that God needs a body, and that our body is the temple of the living God. I believe that is True. We are the Temple for the living God though our Souls connection to Supreme Source or Supreme Soul. We are the embodiment of that Living God on earth. The Scriptures speak of putting on the full armor of God. I believe in digesting the word of Sacred Texts in a metaphysical manner because at heart I am a metaphysician. Metaphysically when we put on the full armor, we align the Chakras and clear out the magnetic field and fill it with light and we become the living embodiment of God on earth in its fullest potential the same way The Master Jesus The Christ was able to do. We too have this Divine potential. 

Each time you take a step to fully align yourself with the TRUTH of who you are, you access more of your Divine potential. This cannot be found outside of yourself. It can only be found within. With that said, it’s true that teachers, Gurus and Spiritual adepts can point us in the right direction and can serve as the catalyst of enlightenment giving us Shakti-put. They can help us to raise the Kundalini and achieve moments of enlightenment but until we can maintain that vibration for ourselves and within ourselves, we will always be in search of something outside of our Self. In this way, God remains “the big man in the sky” or some other intangible entity. When we do this we are disconnected from the Soul which resides within the Self and it is that Soul which is connect to Source Supreme Soul that is the very thing we are looking for. 

What weighs your Soul down is un-forgiveness, anger, pain, fear and ignoring the divine impulses that are given to you through intuition and received in the ambrosial hours before dawn when the sound of Truth can be heard more readily. 

What are you doing to connect to your Soul?
 Do you give yourself the gift of silence daily?
 The gift of prayer daily? 
The gift of meditation daily?

 Even as short a time as fifteen minutes in the day will be helpful. There are a total of one thousand four hundred and forty minutes in a day. Are you willing to commit fifteen of this minutes just for you? The commitment to ourselves is the foundation for all other commitments. May you find the ability to stay the course of your Souls development to be the Master on the Earth as you are already in Heaven. 



                   Affirmation:


I am the soul, I am the Light Divine.
I am Love, I am Will, I am Fixed Design.

(from the work of Djwhal Khul and Alice Bailey)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Becoming a Happy Camper

Step powerfully into the shift and changes this Fall season by becoming a happy camper. If you’ve ever gone camping you know it’s not all sunshine and roses. In fact camping can be very difficult. It can challenge the ego because we are so used to our creature comforts and abilities. Camping challenges our minds to step outside of the ordinary way we see things and challenges us to step into seeing with other senses that aren’t connected to the physical and to find the joy in doing so. 

When I went camping for the first time about 5 years ago it was an immersion trip. I went in hardcore. I tented and bathed in the cold stream. My only creature comfort was the air mattress that I bought with me. Literally that was like my landing pad. If you’ve ever slept on an air mattress then you know it’s no bed and so even that became my opportunity to heal and reveal a greater truth; Happiness doesn't depend on the circumstances. 

During the night the temperatures dropped to below 40 and I was only partially prepared for it. In the night sometimes it rained and the water puddled up in the corners of my tent, while the sides were wet with dew and dripped if I touched it. We woke early in the morning to the beating of the drum in preparation to enter the sweat lodge. Four thirty the drummer made her rounds led by the moon light and a small lantern. This camping trip was no regular camping trip it was a Spiritual adventure. 

We are Souls, Spiritual Beings having a human experience and this human experience is our spiritual adventure.  Just like my camping trip sometimes getting up early in the middle of what feels like the night in the freezing cold is a part of the program. Maybe your freezing cold is the office, maybe your middle of the night is the relatives arriving for Thanksgiving dinner and you are the host. Perhaps your cold splash in the stream is the daily activities that you must preform in order to make things work in your life. Whatever it is, when we stop complaining and start expressing gratitude we can experience a shift in consciousness, a shift in the way we experience our life. 


If Earth is our campground and the Spirit is our natural home, how many ways do we expect the creature comforts of home in this three dimensional world? While camping on the earth we can become happy regardless of whether we are camping in a tent or a trailer. Our happiness doesn’t depend on circumstances. We carry this happiness within us. We cultivate it like I did in the sweat lodge. We develop a daily spiritual practice starting with an attitude of gratitude, we connect with community and we do our part to advance the whole. 

What we think of things becomes internal to how we experience them and what we focus on plants the seeds of what will grow. Learning to become a happy camper is about setting up your tent in the garden of gratitude and bathing in the stream of love. Every day make it your duty, your honor and your privilege to find and focus on the GoOD. Train your mind to do what you want and not the habits that it hold. Happy camping!

Love,






Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Living In the Spirit: Developing the Compassionate Heart

Living In the Spirit: Developing the Compassionate Heart

Developing the Compassionate Heart

Developing a Compassionate Heart

getting ready for the holiday season




As a spiritual mentor and New Thought teacher it is important to always be on the lookout for new awarenesses and inspirations. Very likely none of us has to go far to find it when we practice self awareness and introspection. The home, our family of origin and our intimate relationships are a rich source of fertile soil for the breeding ground of healing, revealing and spiritual insights and awarenesses. The more we grow spiritually the deeper the understanding of certain principles are. Compassion is a spiritual principle. Compassion means to walk upon the earth or within the world in such a way that it does not cause another beings unhappiness. I have always understood this and yet in the back of my mind the meaning has taken on a new perspective. In New Thought we teach that people create their own reality and it isn’t “really” us causing another persons unhappiness. This is a fact. Most often it is the persons perspective of what is being shared or said that creates a feeling of unhappiness. I came to an awareness that I have used this as a spiritual bypass, a walking stick I used as a crutch. I wasn’t consciously aware of it. It was like an extra finger or toe that I could sometimes hide with a sock or explain away. This morning it hit me. As I sat with a tightening in my womb, a physical pain. My sacral Chakra was wound up like a cobra or rattle snake waiting to strike.
Compassion KiMani………Compassion means to walk upon the earth or within the world in such a way that it does not contribute to another beings unhappiness. No sooner than a second did the uncoiling of the cobras head move up like the Kundalini rising, another awareness showed up. I  was in an internal conflict because compassion meant I had to “BE” a certain way and at my deepest heart I am a free spirit. I detest being controlled. Unconsciously it looked like I was losing my freedom to be me. I felt the conflict like a tug of war on my Spirit and more Truth glowed like a red hot coal. I was holding the rope. The me that was the petulant child, the teenager who just wanted to have fun, or the twenty year old who thought she was grown just because she left home and the me that was wearing this beautiful white tunic, who is a spiritual leader, teacher and mentor, tethered to the Soul, tethered to the ONE. And my tears rolled down my face and the dam broke open to a greater capacity to love. A deepening of love for myself, the wounded child who felt the need to protect herself growing up as a sensitive soul in this big ol’ world among others who had lost their sense of sensitivity. A deepening of love for others and an ability to sit with their pain without running away, explaining it away or chasing it away. I opened to a new level of Love. Developing a compassionate heart takes courage and a willingness to reflect, allow and surrender to a deepening of the understandings of life. 
Compassion commands us to grow beyond the comfort zones of our own walls and touch the borders of what true humanity means. Compassion means to walk upon the earth or within the world in such a way that it does not add to another beings unhappiness. So today, develop a compassionate heart, let this writing  supply an anchor to the Truth
“Let each disciple tether is so to the compassionate heart and daily define his mission to be first and foremost centered and that hold purging the old order and building the new…….. Let the tenderness of your Heart increase. Purify the heart and the heart chakra. Expand love! Give love! And see how your love joy with others will establish the foundation of the age of Aquarius……….
-Saint Germain 3-23-96, PoW Vol. 39 No.32, pp. 176-177
The name of I AM THAT I AM, I tether my soul to the compassionate heart and daily define my mission to  be first and foremost centered in that Heart.
I seek and find within myself the fount of everlasting compassion. I am joined by spiritual builders who direct the beginning and ending of civilizations.
In the name os Saint Germain, let the tenderness of my heart increase. Purify my heart and my heart Chakra. Expand my love that I may give love and that my love, joined with the love of others, will establish the foundation of the age of Aquarius” 
©1996-97 Church Universal and Truth Inc.

 As women we hold pain in our wombs and the hurt stacks upon one another waiting to strike out at the least provocation that causes us to grow beyond its borders. I got quiet, I listened to the pain, not the words that it can usually create as a defense mechanism. I listened from the crown of my head where the Truth of awareness sits. I listened with my brow Chakra where the seat of my soul consciousness sits and I felt my heart contract then expand and the light from within showed up. Like a movie reel floating across the screen of my mind softly the words melodically echoed. 



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Celebrating The Divine Mother in honor of "Mothers Day"


Celebrating The Divine Mother 
in honor of 
"Mothers Day"


Mother's Day is just a few days away and I have found myself thinking of my own Mother who is in the Ancestor realm now. She and I didn’t quite see eye to eye when she was alive. I feel like now as the years have passed I have more compassion and a clearer understanding of us, her and me individually and collectively. How we are reflections of one another and how I had projected a lot of my own desires on her and perhaps she on me. What I know is that in many ways I didn’t accept her for who she was. I didn’t appreciate the fact that she was doing the best she could with the tools she had. I didn’t accept or understand her as a person, a woman, a friend. Her life was a celebration of motherhood. She made a choice to give birth, she made a choice to raise me, she made many many choices that supported my growth and spiritual development and instead of celebrating that I judged and blamed her for those choices. 
To heal the Mother wound we must love and to love without conditions. This is a challenge for some people. Often times we get stuck in what we want or wanted to experience. How we want or wanted our mother to “show up” for us. If this is the case there is help. In order to get to that place of Unconditional Love we must first practice appreciation. Appreciation is a key to developing love. When we learn to appreciate what is instead of focusing on what is or was not, more of what is shows up. 
Today I have healed many layers of the Mother Wound. I have learned to Mother myself and nurture myself so that I can fully appreciate my mother and all she did to give me life. This is a critical tool especially for those who do not have children. When we do this we begin to understand the constant 24/7 job it is to care fully for our-self. Children are yet another aspect of our self. Because of this level of self care I can and do uplift, thank and praise my mother for the choices she made. I acknowledge and exalt her and the sacrifices she made and the fact that she did the best she could in raising us. I acknowledge that she may have sacrificed a dream and certainly her freedom so that we could be. As I have learned to let myself off the hook when I am less than understanding or caring for myself, I have learned to let my mother off the hook too. 
The physical mother is in part an aspect of the Divine Mother; The Feminine aspect of God. She is also an aspect of the Moon, the Earth and in some cases the Sun. When we have challenges with our own mother we are in some ways disconnecting from our Divine Mother. Learning to tap into that Maternal energy of the Moon and the Earth we learn to move in rhythms and cycles. We learn the harmony and balance between creativity and rest. We learn to respect ourself, our body as a representation of the Earth and our emotions as an aspect of the Moon. We learn to harness the Fire of our Mother God and transform our heart into a home that accepts all of her Children. Every color, race, religion, ethnic background and gender. We get to BE the change we wish to see. Connecting to our Divine Mother is a MUST, if we want to heal the rift that is happening in the world today. We must connect to the Divine Mother Within our hearts because that is where she lives. She is that aspect that knows only how to love. She knows how to protect her children and she as you see now, can and will destroy the virus of hate, anger or rage that flows in the human heart so that She will rise in her purity and holiness again. Our innate intuitive self is the Mother. She is that part that takes in all children and feeds them from her many breasts. Like the Earth her waters are not segregated except by the dams built by her wayward children. Her arms are the borders that welcome all, they are not closed like the borders made into walls that separate son and daughters of the ONE.
Today I write this in honor of our “Mothers”, our Divine Mother, our Birth Mother and our Mothers by through action. I write this in celebration of lives life, dreams differed and dreams manifest.


In Loving Memory of:


Eliza Wilson Reynolds
Dorothy Reynolds Sandville
Karen Harris
Cecilia DePiola
Lois Gross Robinson
Héléne Anna Hall