January 14, 2011 by  
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It was 5:00 a.m and the father went to his son Shawn’s bedroom door, knocked and said, “Son, it’s time to get up!   Jump in the shower and we’ve got to leave ASAP to catch any fish.”

Soon it was 5:30 and dad had the coffee brewing, the boat hooked up and he just finished packing the truck, when he noticed Shawn still wasn’t up. Furious the dad pounded on his son’s bedroom door a second time and yelled,  “Jesus rose from the dead and you can’t even get out of bed!”

To which the son replies, “Yeah, but it took Jesus three days!!”

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January 12, 2011 by  
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I received an email yesterday from James Twyman that included the message below from James’ colleague, Dannion Brinkley.   I was so moved by Dannion’s message that I felt compelled to share it with all of you.

I’ve had the unique pleasure and privilege of spending several hours over the past few years with Dannion Brinkley and his wife/soulmate Kathryn Brinkley.  I’ve even been fortunate enough to be at their beautiful home here in Henderson (a suburb of Las Vegas), Nevada.

You may know of Dannion as the man that survived being struck by lightning TWICE and who has come back from the dead THREE times!  He’s written several books about these experiences, what he learned and what he was told while on the other side of the veil.

Dannion has a passionate mission in life and when you hear him talk about it, especially in person as I have,  you cannot help but be moved — well at least most people I’ve been with have felt that way.  I feel compelled to share Dannion’s mission with you today   . . . and if you feel guided then I invite YOU to share Dannion’s mission with your community.

Do ONLY what feels “right” to you . . . OF COURSE . . . .  as always!!  : )

Thanks in advance for reading!!!!

From Dannion:

Right now–as you read this–there are brave men and women putting their life on the line for you and me. While they do, 75,000 of our brave Veterans from WWII, Korea and Vietnam are dying every month. And of those, MANY are making their final passage ALONE.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

They deserve better than that. To leave these men and women alone in their final days borders on being immoral.

They were there when we needed them. We must be there now that they need us.

The Twilight Brigade is a leader in providing and standardizing end-of-life care for Veterans, meeting the unique needs of dying Vets and their survivors. By the end of 2011, the number of Vets dying will increase to 100,000 each month! Some of these Vets, described by Tom Brokaw as “The Greatest Generation,” are the Vets who went to war, came home, and built the greatest industrialized nation in history–the United States. There is an URGENT need for those who love Veterans or are loved by our Veterans to step up and help The Twilight Brigade meet this urgent need. Expanding and training our volunteer corps depends on you.

Today is a day you can make a difference, a big difference. Without your help as a Volunteer or Donor, more Vets will die alone.

We don’t want to ask for your contribution without giving you something great in return. For your donation of $25 or more, we will give you a free streaming video of my 90-minute presentation on “How to Activate the Gift of Compassion within You,” from Agape’s Revelation Conference.

“The dying need tender loving care, nothing more.” ~Mother Teresa

There’s still time to go on-line to make your donation:

I look forward to hearing from you, sending you my talk, and acknowledging you for joining the team honoring and supporting
our Vets.

Warmest Regards,

The Twilight Brigade Chair and Co-Founder

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Drawing God

January 7, 2011 by  
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A kindergarten teacher was walking around observing her classroom of children while they were drawing pictures. As she got to one girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.”

The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”

Without looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”

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This morning, when I first began to awaken from a nice deep sleep (which is rare for me) my first thought was just how tired I was!  The bed felt quite cozy and I was definitely NOT ready to get up yet!

Then the mind-chatter began along the lines of:

“Well you BETTER get up because you have that HUGE to do list!”

“How are you EVER going to get all the stuff done on that list feeling this way?”

“Come on girl – just get on with it – you’ve done it before – you know how!”

There was another parallel line of chatter that went along THESE lines:

“Well you could just stay in bed and get the rest you seem to need.”

“Some of that stuff isn’t that important anyway – it can wait.”

“Why don’t you do your meditations and prayers and then see how you feel?”

And there we were – another day at the races!  EGO & Critical Parent vs. HIGHER SELF, a disconcerting morning ritual I have allowed to become a pattern.  A pattern I decided to RELEASE and CHANGE in 2011.  Because it is more about self-hate then it is about self-love and frankly – I’m just plain tired of the self-loathing!  Finally!!

So then I begun THIS conversation with myself – this time including God, my guides, angels, and The Universe . . .

“How can I make my life easy and joyful?”

“Please show me how to make my life easy and joyful?”

“Thank you for showing me how to allow my life to be easy and joyful.”

WHAT A CONCEPT eh?  It IS how our lives are meant to be you know!  I choose to believe that and so now I am having the opportunity to discover where my beliefs are in conflict AND to choose again!!

I was planning on staying in bed a bit longer when I heard the Skype chirp from my office computer and realized it was probably my dear friend checking in before she was off to the hospital to pick up her partner from a pretty serious procedure he was having done.  So I dis-engaged from the snuggly covers and headed across the hall to my home office and checked in with her.

After she signed off, I heard the mind chatter begin AGAIN!

“Should we go back to bed?”

– YES! YES! YES! a portion of the crowd roared – including the physical me!

“Should we get dressed and begin the day?”

– Mixed reviews to that – some said YES, come on, let’s get on with it – others were more inclined to head back under the covers, and a few offered up various items on my To-Do list for consideration!

That conversation was being held as I stood in front of my dresser/makeup/jewelry cabinet.

I looked down at it and THIS conversation began:

The  critical voice started shouting . . . .

“Look at that mess!  You’ve been meaning to clear that up for WEEKS now!”  Just like the rest of the house – clutter everywhere!”

Another voice said . . .

“But geesh – we’re SOOO tired and there are soooo many other higher priorities.”

And then . . . .

The Still, Small Voice said . . . .

“What if you just put away those few pieces of jewelry there on the top?  And maybe just threw away the little bits of trash that are up there?  You could do that couldn’t you?  Not really THAT much effort is it?”

Ahhhhhhh . . . . . .

I COULD do that!!!  That was NOT too much to do!!

But it sure wasn’t on my agenda for the day AT ALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!  I “should” be doing this, and that, and this and that . . . .and . . . . .

Oh . . . ok . . . just get back to this little tiny task right here . . . in THIS present moment . . .

Oh . . . yes . . . . OK . . . . .

Of course, in 2-3 minutes I could see the top of the furniture again which, of course, also perked up my outlook and suddenly I noticed I was feeling a bit brighter and had a teensy weensy bit more energy also!

So I decided to get dressed instead of going back to bed.  Then the dog wanted to go out front so I took her outside and while she played and took care of HER business . . . I decided to do a bit more weeding of the flower bed, a project I began a week or two ago every time I take Lola out.  I had pulled up quite a large stack of weeds by the time Lola was done  – and again – suddenly noticed that lovely feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction kicking in —  though – weeding had NOT been on my agenda EITHER this morning!

Then, a funny thing happened  . . .

I realized . . . that my morning prayers, were being answered!

There I was simply going about the day as it NATURALLY progressed (without me pushing, shoving, resisting or forcing) and it was unfolding quite nicely indeed!  I wasn’t struggling to choose whether I should do THIS or THAT . . . I just did what was next and before I consciously realized it, the girl who wanted to stay in under the covers – who had no energy – and who couldn’t figure out what to do – was now dressed, had already accomplished two tasks that lifted her spirits, was given the inspiration for THIS article to write (which became the next task btw) and the day is now off to quite a fine start!!!

Don’t you just love it?????

So next time you notice your internal board room having a . . .  shall we say . . . “heated discussion”  . . . STOP THE TAPE!

Ask the Universe to be the mediator!


Then go do the very next thing that comes into your mind – no matter how trivial or stupid or “off task” the critical mind part of you thinks it is!

No doubt you too may end up pulling up some “weeds” from your day and feeling pretty good about it!


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SO LONG 2010! WELCOME 2011!

January 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Forgivness, Practical Spirituality, Shame

Rainbow New Year’s Blessings to you!

May this be your greatest year ever!

As part of my New Year preparations each year, I frequently do a ritual called The Burning Bowl Ceremony.  This year, (or should I say LAST year – 2010) I invited my virtual family, friends and clients to participate in the ceremony by sending me their lists of everything they wanted to leave behind in 2010.

The invitation and the details about the Burning Bowl Ceremony was posted HERE.

When I invited everyone to participate, I had not intended on filming the ceremony, but as I began to prepare on New Year’s Eve, Spirit kept nudging at me — a bit like my Lovely Lola (my chihuahua) does when she wants attention!  It became clear that “They” wanted it on video — so . . .

Here is the result!

I’m truly honored and grateful to all those who sent in their releasing lists! It was deeply fulfilling for me to conclude 2010 – living my life purpose:  to be of service to YOU!

It is never too late to begin anew — so if you feel a Divine Nudge after watching the video or reading the BYE BYE 2010 post, go ahead and conduct your own version of the ceremony!!

And if you need any help — just email me!

Make this your most magnificent year ever!  Only YOU have the power!

Rainbow Blessings!

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: Progress Not Perfection!

December 31, 2010 by  
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Poor Richard has worked tirelessly setting New Year’s Resolutions every January 1st.

While he’s not always the best at keeping them, he’s  consistent, and he believes this year will be better than ever before.

Here’s a short history of Richard’s progress though the years!


2005: I will read at least 20 good books a year.
2006: I will read at least 10 books a year.
2007: I will read 5 books a year.
2008: I will finish The Pelican Brief
2009: I will read some articles in the newspaper this year.
2010: I will read at least one article this year.
2011: I will try and finish the comics section this year.


2005: I will get my weight down below 180.
2006: I will watch my calories until I get below 190.
2007: I will follow my new diet religiously until I get below 200.
2008: I will try to develop a realistic attitude about my weight.
2009: I will work out 5 days a week.
2010: I will work out 3 days a week.
2011: I will try to drive past a gym at least once a week.


2005: I will not spend my money frivolously.
2006: I will pay off my bank loan promptly.
2007: I will pay off my bank loans promptly.
2008: I will begin making a strong effort to be out of debt by 2009.
2009: I will be totally out of debt by 2010.
2010: I will try to pay off the debt interest by 2011.
2011: I will try to be out of the country by 2012.


2008: I will try to be a better husband to Marge.
2009: I will not leave Marge.
2010: I will try for a reconciliation with Marge.
2011: I will try to be a better husband to Wanda.


2008: I will stop looking at other women.
2009: I will not get involved with Wanda.
2010: I will not let Wanda pressure me into another marriage.
2011: I will stop looking at other women.


2008: I will not let my boss push me around.
2009: I will not let my sadistic boss drive me to the point of suicide.
2010: I will stick up for my rights when my boss bullies me.
2011: I will tell Dr. Hodger and the group about my boss.


2008: I will not get upset when Charlie makes jokes about my baldness.
2009: I will not get annoyed when Charlie kids me about my toupee.
2010: I will not get angry when Charle tells the guys I wear a girdle.
2011: I will not speak to Charlie.


2008: I will not take a drink before 5:00 p.m.
2009: I will not touch the bottle before noon.
2010: I will not become a “problem drinker”.
2011: I will not miss any AA meetings.


2008: I will see my dentist this year.
2009: I will have my cavities filled this year.
2010: I will have my root canal work done this year.
2011: I will get rid of my denture breath this year.


2008: I will go to church every Sunday.
2009: I will go to church as often as possible.
2010: I will set aside time each day for prayer and meditation.
2011: I will try to catch the late night sermonette on TV.



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December 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Forgivness, Overcoming Fear, Practical Spirituality

So Christmas has passed and this week people traditionally do some sort of Year In Review process – examining what went right and what went differently than they had had hoped or expected.

As my end of year special gift to you,

I’d like to help you say BYE-BYE 2010

in the Infinite Inner Power way!

Are you ready to harness the powerful Universal energies that are present NOW to release all your negative energy from 2010?

As a result of the confluence of last week’s Winter Solstice, the full Lunar Eclipse, the Full Moon AND Mercury in Retrograde, the planets are aligned and configured in an extraordinary pattern that has not happened for over 300 years!  So let’s put ALL that extraordinary ENERGY to good use!

As my gift to you, on December 31st, as the sun sets here in Las Vegas, I will hold a Sacred Burning Bowl Ceremony to release YOUR 2010 and create space FOR YOU to reclaim ALL of your inner power that has leaked, lunged or was swept away despite your best intentions this year!

Here’s the plan to let go of the old and create the new:

1.            MAKE A LIST

Make a  list of EVERYTHING you want to let go of.  This will be stuff that didn’t go well for you this year :  a relationship that soured, debt that increased, the hurt feelings because someone said or didn’t say something that you interpreted in a painful way.  It could also be physical ailments or conditions.

It could also be getting rid of physical stuff like cleaning out a closet – in which case just DO IT and don’t put it on the list!  Even if you only have 30 minutes to clean out a kitchen drawer – DO IT, dump it and/or donate it!  Honestly that’s a GREAT start!  Physically cleaning out SOMETHING will shift the energy in your physical space and we are always looking to keep energy MOVING!

Now back to the list –

Here’s the top 3 things on my list of letting go:  (1) beating myself up about some financial decisions I made; (2) beating myself up because I gained weight this year; (3) beating myself up because my business hasn’t grown further. (Uh do we see a pattern here? Gulp!)

Don’t limit yourself to 3 things – write them all down – 20 or 200 – the more the better because this is an INCREDIBLE opportunity to reclaim your power for 2011.  The more you get rid of in the fear, guilt, pain, lack, loss department, the more room you are creating to receive love, light, joy, peace and prosperity!!

Now what to do with the list?


You had a part to be play in everything on that list.  Using my list as an example:  (1)  I take ownership of the financial decisions I made that I’m unhappy about.    I made the best choice I could at the time. In hindsight I have regret over it because I NOW recognize that in some cases I didn’t listen to my own intuition.  I created the situations which is a good thing because it also means I have the power to let it go and create differently!  (2) my weight gain – well I picked up the fork too many times and for the wrong reasons.  Acknowledging that gives me my power back, but continuing to beat myself up about – is no better than picking the fork up again and again.

You get the idea here right?  You have to cop that you had a hand in creating the challenges.  Even if it was something like an illness or an accident, there was something in your energetic vibration that made you susceptible to whatever happened.  You were creating a learning experience for yourself!  That’s the good news!  Now we want to learn what we need to and MOVE ON!!!!

(NOTE:  If you don’t see where you played a part in the situation you can do 2 things:  1) ignore it and choose to release it anyway or (2) send me an email (Steph [at] so I can help you.)

3.            GO THE DISTANCE

There is some added power  to the process if you go public with your list.  Going public gets it out of your head and more importantly, out of the hands of your ego.  At a minimum it’s good to cop to what you want to let go of or are feeling guilty about to a trusted friend, spouse or Spiritual Advisor – that’s where I come in!

Here are some suggestions:

1.            Share the list with someone you trust.  The other person simply listens and says “Thank you for sharing this with me. I honor and respect your willingness to release these burdens.”

2.            Post  your list here in the comments section (perhaps not the 200 but the top 20 would be cool!) I will support you as stated in #1.

3.            Send the list to me in a sealed envelope marked BYE BYE 2010!  I promise I will not look in the envelope if it is marked properly.   My mailing address is 2433 E. Tropicana Ave., #455, Las Vegas, NV 89121, U.S.A.

4.            Email the list to me at Steph [at]

4.            THE RELEASE

As my gift to you, on December 31st, as the sun sets here in Las Vegas, I will hold a Sacred Burning Bowl Ceremony for all of the lists I have received via email, snail mail or posted here on the blog (Nos. 2-4 above).  (If you choose to share your list with someone besides me or even just keep it to yourself – that’s cool too of course! Just follow the instructions to below to create your own sacred ceremony.)

The Burning Bowl Ceremony involves moving into a meditative state and placing each of your lists (and mine!) in an appropriate (safe) container (like my BBQ).  I will set them alight and as the smoke rises I will speak a prayer into the Universe to the effect that that the energy of your pains, fears and frustrations is transformed, reshaped and returned to you as Inner Strength, Inner Peace and Love for yourself and for humanity. I will remain in meditation until the all of your prayers have traveled by smoke into the heavens.

As the fire dies out I will send a final prayer of thanksgiving and claim your good in YOUR name for YOU!!

[NOTE: if you do your own ceremony you can choose your own words of course, and you can also choose to simply tear up your list, pour water on it, stomp on it, bury it, anything you want to symbolically let go of the energy.  Conclude your self-styled ceremony with some words of release – "I release and let this go and know that it is done."]

5.  NOW WHAT??

If making the list is easy for you GREAT!

If you are having difficulty with it – please email me:

(Steph [at] and I’ll help you get over the hang ups.

Over the next few days I will post some other helpful tips about releasing and also about setting your intentions to create a truly magnificent and powerful 2011 for you!

Helping you release the old is my gift to you!

You may also  book a session with me at my current PAY AS YOU CHOOSE pricing for the remainder of this year.  My pricing will be changing January 1st so this is a great opportunity for you to get a head start on those New Year’s intentions!

Once you choose the session you want HERE, you’ll receive an email with the link to book your appointment.  I’ll be giving VIP scheduling (within 24 hrs of receipt of payment whenever possible) this week to help you maximize your willingness to make powerful changes!

OK!  Let’s get those lists made and prepare to burn baby burn! Only YOU can make the choice to reclaim your Inner Power NOW!


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A CyberSpace Xmas 4 My Cyberspace Friends

December 25, 2010 by  
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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it! And for everyone a Holy Day Blessing from me to you!

I celebrate the Birth of the Divine in every soul reading this! I celebrate the blessing of you, the Light and Love you bring to the planet, knowing your value to the Universe and to all whose lives you touch, including mine! God Bless Each of You on this special Holy Day.

ENJOY! (It’s short!)

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The PC version of ‘TWAS THE NIGHT B4 XMAS’

December 24, 2010 by  
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‘Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck…
How to live in a world that’s politically correct?

His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”,
“Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves.

And labor conditions at the north pole
Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.

Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.

And equal employment had made it quite clear
That Santa had better not use just reindeer.

So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!?

The runners had been removed from his sleigh;
The ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A.

And people had started to call for the cops
When they heard sled noises on their roof-tops.

Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened.
His fur trimmed red suit was called “Unenlightened.”

And to show you the strangeness of life’s ebbs and flows:
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose
And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation,
Demanding millions in over-due compensation.

So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife,
Who suddenly said she’d enough of this life,
Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz,
Demanding from now on her title was Ms.

And as for the gifts, why, he’d ne’er had a notion
That making a choice could cause so much commotion.

Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,
Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her.

Nothing that might be construed to pollute.
Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot.
Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.
Nothing that claimed to be gender specific.
Nothing that’s warlike or non-pacific.
No candy or sweets…they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.

And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden,
Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.

For they raised the hackles of those psychological
Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.

No baseball, no football…someone could get hurt;
Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt.

Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passe;
And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.

So Santa just stood there, disheveled, perplexed;
He just could not figure out what to do next.

He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
But you’ve got to be careful with that word today.

His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground;
Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.

Something special was needed, a gift that he might
Give to all without angering the left or the right.

A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,
Each group of people, every religion;
Every ethnicity, every hue,
Everyone, everywhere…even you.

So here is that gift, it’s price beyond worth…

“May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth.”

God bless you all, whoever your God may or may not be! :) LOL!

Love and blessings!

This document is copyright (c) Harvey Ehrlich 1992.

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December 23, 2010 by  
Filed under General, Practical Spirituality

Peace on Earth

Good Will To All!

There’s no need for a long elaborate post about today’s message.

But it IS a perfect opportunity for all of us to unite our hearts and minds and set the intention for peace on our planet and harmony for all!

When we collectively focus our energies on a common goal – it has a very powerful and profound effect! This week, on the Winter Solstice Full Moon, the planets are aligned in a configuration that has not happened for over 300 years!  That’s a whole lot of aligning! And a whole lot of power we can access!

So sometime this weekend, perhaps when you first wake up on Christmas morning,  send a little prayer of peace out to the world.  Feel the peace in your heart well up and spill over and send the waves out to the planet, to the animals, to the people, to the trees and the stars.

Lola and I wish you and your loved ones

Peace and Good Will

today and always!

God Bless You!

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