My New Year’s Wish

May our new year be filled with the deep kind of joy that we can only get when we realize that we are loved beyond measure and that Our Divine Creator is with us always…and that we are joined together in spirit.  We are all connected and so should be sending love to all. When one of us does well, all of us benefit, even if it is just on the spiritual level, which is, after all, the best level!

May you find comfort in knowing that you are a blessing to Our Creator. May the blessings of Our Divine clothe you always, prop you up when needed and carry you through your journey…You are Your Creator’s child, so bask in that realization. Let the new year begin, bringing with it all the new and exciting adventures for the next chapters in our journey…Peace, joy, love and happiness to you all.

Divine Comfort

Today, the Divine in me will reach out to the Divine in you…we will comfort, support and care for one another, realizing we are not so different…We have similar wants and desires…and mine is that the Peace of the Ages will fill us to overflowing as the Creator of all there is blesses each one of us today, and always…this is an exceptional journey and we are all on different paths, perhaps even the same journey, looking for a unique perspective.  Working together while respecting the desires of another is what binds our lives and helps us rejoice at our blessings and hold each other high during times of sorrows.

Never give in to the doubt and fear.  Realization and change comes from deep within our very souls…We truly are the ones we’ve been waiting for…and so we press on until the whole world knows peace, joy and love!

Blessings to All

May the blessings of our Mother/Father Creators rain down on you today,
showering you with more love, peace, happiness and prosperity
than you can surely handle.

May your blessings spill over onto your family and friends,
granting them their blessings, in turn.
But let it not end there…

For there are so many people in need of positive energy,
healing energy…Divine energy, and it is, indeed,
in abundance right now.

Every moment we raise up our voices in agreement,
is another moment we work together
to solve the world’s problems.

Today, may we see clear to make a difference, not just in our lives,
but in the many lives with which we are joined,
One by one, we can do this.

As we join hands and hearts to enable this cosmic awakening,
may we be ever mindful of our place in this blessed universe,
for we truly are part of the Omnipotent I Am…

Respecting Self and Others…

Respect seems sorely lacking these days…between Adults, Parents & children, spouses, children, both in families and in school, co-workers and even for our own self.  Even with the multitudes of churches, intolerance for bullying on school campuses “diversity training” in the workplace and efforts to raise self-esteem, respect has dwindled to nearly nothing.  (And I am from the South…land of hospitality!)

I can’t say what first started the decline, but it is truly annoying!  Why can’t we respect ourselves and others?  What has changed to cause the lack of respect?  And, when will we get it back?

I do not have the answers to these questions, but I would like to put forth some thoughts.

You are the face to the world of the Ultimate Self, and that position demands respect.  You are a sacred treasure, prized by Your Creator…yet, unfortunately, we lose sight of that.  We get caught up in the worldly.  We forget just WHO we are, and we act with disregard, neglect, apathy…towards ourselves, and towards others.

Respect is defined as high or special regard or to consider worthy of high regard; esteem.  And to esteem someone means we place a high value on him or her.  So…strictly speaking, if we no longer respect someone, we no longer find value in them…they are no longer special.  That goes for us, as well.

We must first regard ourselves highly before we can expect that treatment for ourselves or return the regard to others.  This is not a pep talk on how to be good to you, it is a fact.

If you have no respect for yourself, why not?  Answer the questions honestly, why DO you feel you are of little worth?  Can you change it, and if so, why wouldn’t you?  What is holding you back?  Is it lack of education?  Is it a weight issue?  Is it something you were told or how you were treated, or not treated, by someone you respected?  Would it help to know that you are not the only one with these issues?

Many people feel like they lack education and they either do not have the money or time to invest in higher education.  BUT, that doesn’t have to stop you!  There are many great books out there on many a great topic.  You can find books on nearly everything.  If books do not interest you, there are always DVD’s.  I have seen them on nearly every subject, as well.  You can take charge of that concern.

Many people have weight problems, too.  Sometimes we stress eat, sometimes we don’t eat the right things, sometimes we don’t exercise, and sometimes there are medical issues to be found and cleared up.  All of these things can be taken charge of, as well.

Many people are also treated disrespectfully by those they once held in high regard.  Whether that person is your parents, teachers, preachers, siblings, boss, whomever, you cannot give them charge of you.  By succumbing to their bad treatment, you give away your own power.  Chances are, these people have been treated badly at some point, as well, and while that is no excuse for bad behavior, we must learn to take charge of our own situation.

With respect for you, however, if you are in a position of deep depression or possible destructive behavior and you feel you can see no way out, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with seeking help…nothing.  Talk to family or friends, or seek outside help if you need it…remembering that realizing you have a problem is the first step…

We are worthy of the utmost respect; to be highly prized…we are VERY special.  As unique expressions of Creation, we are worth SO much…but then, so is everyone around us!  It’s time we started acting like the valuable, prized beings we are…Truly, until you are happy with your self, it will be hard to be happy with those around you.  See where and what you can make changes to help you feel treasured by you…then, spread the love…What happens might be surprised you!

Love the “Doing”

The first words of a truly fantastic sentence, “I love the thought…” catch us all anticipating what it is we will “love.”  It’s magical!  We can ponder all kinds of lovely things…for example, we can love the thought of…

spending time with my children.
making a special dinner for friends.
staying in for dinner with my honey.
watching the stars.
relaxing in a hot bath.
sleeping late.

Or maybe something a little different…

planting a garden in spring.
a swim in the hottest part of Summer.
making snow angels in the yard.
bicycling, walking, running or dancing…something active…
taking pictures of those trees as they turn magnificent colors in the Fall.

Or maybe something extreme…

moving to a warmer/cooler climate.
running a marathon.
bicycling cross-country.
hiking the Grand Canyon.
skydiving.
backpacking through Europe.
taking a trip to Fiji…

I think you get the idea.  There are literally thousands of things you could “love the thought of,” but what about actually DOING them?  Yes, these seem like simple things, but how many times do we make excuses for not taking action on our simple, lovely thoughts?  Truth be told, when we make excuses, we are wasting our lives…there is SO much we could do…but to do it, we actually have to get out there and just DO it…(Reminds me of the old Nike slogan!).

What are we seeking to do when we “love the thought” of something?  Usually, we feel bogged down, in a rut, overworked, under-appreciated…drained…depressed.  I heard a wonderful teaching by Trevor Isley that pointed out when we are depressed, we are “low in spirit.”  So, again, what are we seeking when we “love the thought” of something?  To feed our spirit!  AND, if you can find something “fun,” you can rejuvenate!

Most of the things that would feed our spirit, thereby supporting our soul, don’t cost much, if anything…And, the things that you want to do that do cost money, well…start saving for it…Plan ahead for the big things, but learn to be spontaneous for the little things!

At the very least, don’t waste any more of your life just loving the thought of something…Make your journey spectacular!  Live your life!  Make time to love DOING the things that make you truly happy!

All Along…

Standing in the shadow of the Immortal,
my mortal body, broken and bruised,
from expressing myself, over and over,
trying to find forever.

My eyes do not see what is in plain sight,
as my mind and body struggle forward.
Limping along at a tedious pace,
Not realizing help is right before me.

Emotions battered and torn,
attempting to convey love,
trying to locate peace,
striving for true freedom…

At once, I see beyond the shadow
and I realize, this…Immortal…is familiar.
It is clear, now, the shadow is cast by me…
A place I’ve created to hide from who I really am!

As my spirit reaches forth,
grasping for the Omnipotent,
My heart leaps as it envisions
the end of suffering and sorrow.

Finally, love, peace, freedom…they are mine,
as my soul intermingles with the Soul of all…
And I realize…we have been One all along…

Expression Unfolding…

Moving toward the unknown,
away from the comfortable,
Adrenaline rushes, emotions scatter.

Fear of the unfamiliar,
heightens as we progress,
but we’re not turning back.

Our adventure begins,
moving slowly, at first,
as our elation wells.

There’s only one way to continue,
Swallow pride, forget the past,
catch our breath and press on.

Forage our own way, something we can respect.
Nothing desolate or dark, desperate or lonely.
More souls than you know are seeking the same.

Tranquility ushers forth out of the depths of the chaotic,
Only now do we comprehend our journey’s purpose,
as the truth penetrates deep into our core.

We awaken, one day, to the truth of our purpose.
A notion more powerful than yet we’ve envisioned
Only then do we become what we’ve been created to be…
An emaculate expression of the passion of Our Beloved…

Be the Blessing…

Today will be short and simple…

We have all heard the saying, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”  Well, today, I want to challenge you to BE the blessing you want to receive…Be a blessing in the lives of the people around you.  Let Our Divine Creator’s light shine so brightly through you that people will have no choice but to know they have been blessed…

You may only cross paths with some of these people one time, and everyone can ALWAYS use a blessing…EVERYONE.

So, starting today, as you move through your particular journey, be the blessing you want to receive…and receive the blessings from others with joy, and much love and light…

No More War…

We are all so busy handling our daily lives that we forget there are other things going on in the world.  Is it really an out-of-sight-out-of-mind kind of thing?  We read, quite often, about people dying on the battlefield…all the time, and we are told they are fighting for our freedom.  This is ingrained in us from a VERY early age, so very few of us really question that.  That is why, we are told, we have our military.  They do the job so we don’t have to, and we should support our troops at every turn.  Do we ever stop to just ask, “Why war?”

Bear with me, now, because I know this looks political…and I suppose it is to a certain degree!

We are told this country was founded on “Christian Principles.”  Really???  Then what is missing?  Why don’t we “get” the message?

This weekend, I was led to read the Beatitudes.  What a wonderful passage in Scripture!  But…What do we really LEARN from the “Prince of Peace?”  One part (if it is possible to say one part only!) stands out among the rest and many people cite it.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

That is pretty simple…But there is more…There is a reference that sends us back to Psalms 37.  that particular passage is a really great one.  There are many things in that chapter that are amazing for us to realize.

First, simply trust in Our Creator and do good…that’s all…Just do good!

Second, Trust in Our Creator and receive the desires of your heart…

Third, abstain from displeasure…YES, it actually says that!

And many times throughout the chapter, it tells us that the meek shall inherit the earth.  In fact, it is in verse 9, 11, 22, 29 and 34.  What should this tell us farther?  IF the Creator of all there is is so amazing as to actually create EVERYTHING, if that creator wanted it destroyed, would you have to do it???

In Matthew 5:23-24 we are told, by the “Prince of Peace,” if our brother holds something against us, go make peace with your brother before you come back to the alter to worship…leave your offering and go make peace with your brother…That is a far cry from go kill your brother…

In Matthew 5:39, we are told to turn the other check…THAT doesn’t sound like “go to war and wipe out your enemy!” and in 5:43-44 we are told to love and pray for our enemy…BY the “Prince of Peace”…THAT doesn’t sound like “go to war and wipe out your enemy” either!!!  The most important part, though, is the “WHY” we are told to do that…so that we become like our Creator in Heaven, perfect!!!

I submit to you that TRUE support for our troops would be to BRING THEM HOME and stop the empire building all over the world!!!

May all of our troops make it home safely, and the people of the world come to their senses and stop these useless wars!!!

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