Afraid of the Dark

February 25, 2011 by  
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A little boy was afraid of the dark.One night his mother told him to go out to the back porch and bring her the broom. The little boy turned to his mother and said, “Mama, I don’t want to go out there. It’s dark.”

The mother smiled reassuringly at her son. “You don’t have to be afraid of the dark,” she explained. “Jesus is out there. He’ll look after you and protect you.”The little boy looked at his mother real hard and asked, “Are you sure he’s out there?”

Yes, I’m sure. He is everywhere, and he is always ready to help you when you need him,” she said.

The little boy thought about that for a minute and then went to the back door and cracked it a little.  Peering out into the darkness, he called, “Jesus? If you’re out there, would you please hand me the broom?”

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ARE YOU BLOCKING LOVE?

February 23, 2011 by  
Filed under AHA Moments, Relationships

I’ve been studying Katherine Woodward Thomas’ amazing book CALLING IN THE ONE for a couple of months  and just had another AHA moment while reading the chapter “On Being A YES to Love”.

For over a year now, I’ve been saying a wanted a new romantic relationship – well to be honest  — what I was saying was “I WANT A NEW HUSBAND.”  I told my closest friends I was NOT interested in “dating”, I just wanted a new husband!  In my mind, I figured I could “intend him” ala Law of Attraction and avoid all the troublesome details like meeting him, getting to know him, etc.!  As I write this paragraph,  I see how funny my thinking was – but I held onto that idea for nearly a year until I began reading Ms. Thomas’ book late last fall.

One of the questions to journal on in this  chapter was about risk-taking regarding love.  The specific question that “got me” was:

By avoiding doing this, I’m protecting  ____________ .

Of course the ego kicked in first trying to insist that I wasn’t avoiding ANYTHING!  LOL!  Of COURSE I’m avoiding SOMEthing because otherwise I’d have the new husband already!

And then I sat with it . . . and let Spirit speak . . . and I recognized my answer  . . .

By avoiding doing this,  I’ve been protecting myself from being on an emotional roller coaster – I don’t want my boat rocked!

I have/had a perception that a new relationship – or even the baby steps to put myself in a position to begin one  . . . would mean that I have to give up my emotional (relatively peaceful) status quo and I am/was PATENTLY UNWILLING to do so!

Even as I write this, I’m still not 100% convinced that I’m willing – but at least now I’ve uncovered the hidden belief – and that means – I have the opportunity to change it!  And you do too!  Any time we are able to face our limiting beliefs head on – we have already made the first step towards creating a more empowering belief!  YAY!!!

One of the first things I recognized once I’d uncovered this limiting belief, is that it is based ON THE PAST!   Most of our limiting beliefs ARE you know!  It’s part of the ego’s job to keep us safe and it uses the information from our HISTORY to concoct stories that support its position.  In my case (and maybe in yours?) it looked at the turbulence in my marriage, then it went back to the rocky relationships before that and it concluded that anything in my future would HAVE TO HAVE THE SAME RESULTS!!!!

RUBBISH!!!  POPPYCOCK!!!  LIES I TELL YOU!!!  LIES!!!!!!

LOL.

My Divine Spirit knows that my past does NOT have to negatively impact  my future.  In fact, my Divine Spirit and the Law of Attraction know that all throughout my past history I was actually sending “rockets of desire” about my ideal relationship and according to Abraham – I have quite a nice little swirling vortex of MAGNIFICENT possibilities well within my reach – RIGHT NOW!!!!

Of course, to manifest that into physical reality, it means I have to give up my story about “how hard” relationships have been for me . . . and “how much work” they are.

Are you telling yourself a similar story?  Are you basing it on history?  Are you allowing your ego to run the show?

If you answered YES to any of those questions – that’s GREAT!  It means you are ready to take a risk – to risk CHANGING YOUR BELIEFS . . . and you know what the BEST NEWS is about that?  It means you are also willing to HAVE A DIFFERENT OUTCOME!!!!!

It is only when we change our beliefs that we create different actions and send out the corresponding different vibes that allow our hearts’ desires to be manifested!  We have to think different thoughts and take different actions in order to create different results!!!

What does that mean for me?

To be honest . . . I’m not entirely sure yet but I’ll keep you posted!

What I AM sure of though is that I am no longer in the dark about what I’ve been believing about having a new relationship.

I’ve opened the door and I’ve asked Spirit to show me a NEW way.

That’s a pretty cool baby step for all of us.

Are you ready to take a baby step towards YOUR heart’s desires?  If I can help, please let me know!

RAINBOW BLESSINGS!

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Strawberries

February 18, 2011 by  
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A farmer was driving along the road with a load of fertilizer. Little Christopher, playing in front of his house, saw him and called out. . .

“What’ve you got in your truck?”

“Fertilizer,” the farmer replied.

“What are you going to do with it?” asked Chris

“Put it on strawberries,” answered the farmer.

“You ought to live here,” Chris advised him. . .

. . . . . “We put sugar and cream on ours.”

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HOW TO BE YOUR OWN VALENTINE!

February 14, 2011 by  
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“Love yourself first with all your heart,

with all your soul and with all your might.”

~ Stephanie Rainbow Bell

I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day and frankly, was going to avoid the topic altogether this week. But, of course, I know (and you probably do too!) – that anything we are avoiding – is usually the very thing that needs addressing – so here we go.

As we all are made ABUNDANTLY aware, Valentine’s Day is typically marketed to romantic unions and so us single folks can end up feeling like the kid who is picked last for the sports team. Regardless of our reasons and our emotions about being single – with all the media exposure and advertising – it takes a pretty confident person to stand up tall on Valentine’s Day and say “I’m GOOD alone THANK YOU very much!”

Now I would be less than honest if I told you I was 100% fine with being alone. There is definitely a part of me that wants to be in a committed relationship. Not because I feel I am “incomplete” without one, but because I love sharing experiences with others and I like the security of knowing there is a special someone to come home to and that comes home to me. (Married folks plz keep reading!)

But that being said . . . if we cannot love OURSELVES with all of our heart, soul and might – how can we truly expect to give or receive love from another? And if you are already in a committed relationship, it still behooves you to have a good look around inside of you and see where you stand with respect to that!

  • Do you love yourself enough to take good care of your body, mind and spirit?
  • Do you love yourself enough to say no when you know that’s REALLY the right thing to do?
  • Do you love yourself enough to allow for your own foibles, “mistakes”, mis-perceptions?
  • Do you love yourself enough to give yourself special treats for no reason, whether that’s a spa treatment, a new book, your fave food treat or a special vacation?
  • Do you love yourself enough to leave the past in the past and stay fully present to the blessings in the present?

This Valentine’s Day, give yourself the gift of love by acknowledging YOU! How special you are, what a blessing you are, the unique gifts and talents you bring to the planet at this time!

Love YOU first, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your might

and then keep doing it!!

Make EVERY day your own personal Valentine’s Day!

Namaste!

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Gandhi

February 11, 2011 by  
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Mahatma Gandhi was quite a spiritual person. He walked barefoot everywhere, to the point that his feet became quite thick and hard.

Even when he was not on a hunger strike, he didn’t eat much. Over time he became quite thin and frail. Furthermore, due to his diet, he wound up with very bad breath. Therefore he came to be known as a…..

“Super calloused fragile mystic plagued with halitosis.”


OK . . . . bad, very bad . . . .  but cute! :)

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BLESS YOURSELF!

February 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Divine Messages, Practical Spirituality

Bless yourself, exactly as you are NOW,

in this holy instant.

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for me.  I went on my annual birthday cruise a couple of weeks ago which didn’t  turn out as I had anticipated partly due to the fact that I had a fall on the 2nd day of the trip and slammed into the side of a row of theatre seats with absolutely no grace and resulting in some stunning bruises!

The overall effect on my body was mostly just shock thank goodness — nothing broken, nothing sprained but another interesting outcome was that all I really wanted to do the rest of the cruise was sleep.  And since it was vacation — sleep I did — albeit at least part of the time out in the sunshine!

I found the flight home particularly grueling which surprised me also — again — just totally exhausted and unable to sleep on the plane because we were squished in like sardines.  I went to bed shortly after arriving home, slept most of Monday and by Tuesday, realized I was now getting a cold.  I haven’t had a cold in nearly 2 years best I can recall.

As conscious creators of out life experiences — we know that none of these circumstances happened without our being in vibrational alignment with them — and therein lies the challenge for all of us! How do we take responsibility for creating what we perceive and judge as undesirable situations without making ourselves wrong — and indeed — having the perception and judgment of “undesirable”!

The affirmation at the top of the page  is my resolution of the situation.  If we simply bless ourselves, our lives, the current moment — EXACTLY as it is . . . then we take the sting — the judgment — the mis-perception — out of the equation and return to the state of ALL IS WELL AND IN DIVINE ORDER.

It is ONLY in that state that we can maintain alignment with our Highest Good!  It is that state that creates the magnetic forces (literally as in “quantum physics”) that draws our Good, our Joy, our Peace and our Inner Power to us.

So, next time you catch yourself judging yourself, a situation in your life, a circumstance as “wrong” or “undesirable” . . . bless it and bless YOU for creating it . . . it is simply an opportunity for you to re-choose to align with your Divine Spirit!

ALL IS WELL AND IN DIVINE ORDER!

Have a great week!

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Getting That New Apartment

February 4, 2011 by  
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A property manager of single-family residence was showing a unit to prospective tenants and asking the usual questions. “Professionally employed?” he asked.

“We’re a military family,” the wife answered.

“Children?”

“Oh, yes, ages nine and twelve,” she answered proudly.

“Animals?”

“Oh, no,” she said earnestly. “They’re very well behaved.”

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