Let’s Sing Along . . .

December 22, 2010 by  
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Enjoy this bit of fun and spirit of the season!

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8 Keys: A Special Delivery Message From The Angels

December 7, 2010 by  
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From time to time I have the opportunity to share information with you about colleagues and teachers I respect, admire and/or have learned from and today is one of those times!  My friend Dyan Garris (VoiceOfTheAngels.com)  introduced me to the work of Linda West, an Angel Therapy Practitioner, personally certified by Dr. Doreen Virtue, a Theta Healer, and a Quantum Biofeedback Technician. She is also is the host of her own radio program, “Empowered Life with Linda West” on BlogTalk Radio.

And Linda is also a psychic medium, author, motivational speaker, holds a Masters Degree in Metaphysics and the author of the acclaimed book, “ 8 Keys: A Special Delivery Message from the Angels”

As a Special Event today, I have joined with some fellow angel messengers and spiritual teachers to offer you 23 special FREE bonus gifts worth hundreds of dollars when you order your book today!

As an Angel Channel, Linda receives messages from the angels and she wanted to share the following message with you today:

“The energy on the planet right now is about change, letting go of the old ways of surviving and reacting. It’s about moving your life from a place of fear and darkness to a place of light and love.

Over the past twenty years the veil between the seen and unseen has gotten thinner. Even if you aren’t aware of it, you already have angelic intervention in your life and most likely you have been asking for help. The angels are closer than ever. Help is here!”

Linda offers a blueprint to change your life, resolve life-long conflicts, remove negatives, attract positives, and achieve health, wealth, joy, and abundance. Discover these 8 Keys and have the power to transform your life!

  1. Believe…
  2. Trust….
  3. Detachment…
  4. Love…
  5. Humility…
  6. Forgiveness…
  7. Gratitude…
  8. Connection…

This book would make a great present to give yourself or someone else on your holiday list, and with the 23 bonus gifts being offered today, you may be able to cross several gifts off your list or enjoy them yourself well into the new year.

Go ahead now and check it out here !

P.S. As always, do ONLY what feels best to you and brings you joy! Thanks for taking the time to read this and check out Linda’s book!

P.P.S. If you DO choose to buy one or more copies of the book today, you’ll receive my 21 Days of Powerful Creation E-course (a $57 value!) as one of 23 bonuses available to you absolutely free!!

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THE 8 DAYS OF HANUKKAH

December 3, 2010 by  
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On the first night of Hanukkah my true love gave to me

  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the second night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the third night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the fourth night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 4 potato latkes
  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the fifth night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 5 bowls of chicken soup
  • 4 potato latkes
  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the sixth night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 6 pickled herrings
  • 5 bowls of chicken soup
  • 4 potato latkes
  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the seventh night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 7 noodle kugels
  • 6 pickled herrings
  • 5 bowls of chicken soup
  • 4 potato latkes
  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the eighth night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 8 bottles of Pepto Bismol
  • 7 noodle kugels
  • 6 pickled herrings
  • 5 bowls of chicken soup
  • 4 potato latkes
  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles

and

Lox, bagels and some cream cheese!

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NOT GOOD ENOUGH? REALLY???

November 24, 2010 by  
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Dear One,

We want you to know that your physical actions and efforts have and are noticed from this side of the veil. We acknowledge the amount of effort and intention you are putting in but we do have to ask the question – why do you think you are not good enough?

Let us rephrase that. There is an element in what you are doing that comes from the place of believing you are not “sufficient” just as you are. We know this is a dilemma for you that you struggle with and we would of course like to see you stop the struggle. We see how many times a day you make yourself wrong and we know that it is in your conscious awareness at this time to change that habit.

We would like to assure you – again – and again – and again – as many times as it takes – that you have done nothing wrong. That you are not doing anything wrong now—and that indeed – you cannot ever do “wrong” because there is no right or wrong from an energetic standpoint. There is expansion – there is experience – there is what brings you joy and what fills you with love – because – joy and love are the TRUTH of your Divine Spirit and the more you are fully THAT – the more you are allowing your Divine Nature to be predominant within your physical existence.

However, you did choose a physical existence that does have as a key component the element of contrast. When you are noticing contrast – do your best to remember that it is an indication – a roadmap – a lighthouse – showing you the way BACK to your TRUE NATURE of Joy! So always ask what will bring you closer to joy in any given moment. Make your answer easy Child. It doesn’t always have to be the “big” answer. Sometimes it will be a little thing like having a drink of water, washing a dish, or take the dog out. In fact – doing something “little” is an excellent tool because it bypasses the ego.

The ego won’t necessary feel the need to kick in on an event it deems “small” and you have the power to make choices without considering each choice to be so dire. At this point in your life Dear One, there are very few “dire” decision to be made. Your physical safety is not an issue and we wish you would recognize that your emotional safety is no longer an issue either.

Some of you have successfully created an independent life where you only have to answer to you! Yet you continue to create struggle as if you were doing battle with your parents, your husband, or your child. You maintain the pattern of struggle because of its familiarity Dear One but it is not necessary! If you choose to believe that everything you do or don’t do,  have done or haven’t done,  and everything you feel or didn’t feel was PERFECT – was 100% “right” – was OK –how different would your day be? If you truly believed your next choice was totally OK – with NO negative consequences – what would you choose?

This concept is so threatening to your ego that you may be quite easily distracted even as you read this – and frequently that means it is of great import to you! Who says it is wrong for you to enjoy a happy peaceful life? Who says you have to “have a purpose”? Who says you have to serve others? Who says you have to make more money? Or your business has to be financially successful? Whose voices are you listening to? Who is in charge of making those decisions? What do you WANT to believe?

We tell you unequivocally from where we stand in our non-judgmental – neutral but loving state we care NOT! Well – that is not entirely true – we care that you are happy – we know that as a possibility and we would want to choose that for you – but of course – it is not our choice to make – it is YOURS!

Dear One we see a glorious child of Light within you!  We know the support you are to the people in your life and we also know that that “counts” as a purpose  – that is if feel you have to have one – but we’ve noticed you humans feel better having one. Do you think you do not make an enormous difference in the lives of your friends and loved ones? Do not diminish the value you bring to the planet at this time Dear Child by not believing what you see is “enough!” You have the free will to make that choice but we just don’t see how that brings you joy frankly.

If the only answer to your “why” questions is because of what “they” say – or “you should” do or you are comparing yourself to others – you may want to re-evaluate your criteria. Make your self “Right”.

Make yourself OK.

Allow Joy.

Allow Peace.

Allow Love.

Drop the rock.

All is well – indeed all is VERY well.

We know the light that you are!  And we have NO doubts!

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GRATITUDE DAY

November 21, 2010 by  
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It’s typical at this time of year, at least here in the United States, to start thinking about gratitude. After all, that is, of course, the main message of the Thanksgiving Holiday. I guess I’m glad there is a day that specifically focuses us on being grateful, but personally, I find it a little sad.

Why?

Because gratitude is such a vital component to creating a consciously aware life filled with the CHOICES rather than CIRCUMSTANCES. And to have a life filled with joy, peace and prosperity you can’t relegate being thankful to just one day a year.

This year, consider starting a new tradition. How about 365 days of gratitude? How good do you think you and your family would feel if every single day you were each thankful for at least ONE thing in your lives? Can you imagine the energy of that collective attitude of gratitude  carried throughout the whole year?

The list of things to be grateful is endless! From the sun rising each morning, to the birds chirping, to the smile on your kid’s face, or the lick on your face from your doggie’s tongue! Then there’s all your body parts that keep working on your behalf for the most part! What about the glory of mother nature – I’m looking at some beautiful roses blooming right outside my office window at the moment!

Thanksgiving Day is THE perfect time to start a gratitude journal. (And for you non-U.S. folks choose an appropriate holiday for your culture or make one up and call it GRATITUDE DAY!) It doesn’t have to be fancy! You can stop at the dollar store and buy little 3-5 notepads for all of your guests! On the first page, start out the list by telling them how grateful you are that they are sharing this day with you. Suggest the new tradition and imagine how cool it would be for everyone to bring their journals to Thanksgiving Dinner NEXT year filled with all the blessings of the year!

We frequently speak of the Law of Attraction – what you think about is what you bring about – so if you want more blessings in your life – being in gratitude for all that you currently have – is a great way to generate MORE being returned to you!

And I will take this opportunity to thank each of you for reading this! It may sound corny – but I’m willing for you to think that. Whenever I hear from one of you that the words I’ve written, or the session we’ve had together has been useful to you – my heart swells with joy! I am soooooooo grateful for that opportunity – it is SUCH a blessing to me!

Wishing you a joyful holiday filled with conscious awareness of your bountiful blessings!

Remember — you ALWAYS have the infinite inner power of CHOICE!

STEPHANIE RAINBOW BELL, Conscious Awareness Expert

P.S. The holidays can also bring up a lot of emotions – some of which can be quite challenging. I’ve created the HARMONY FOR THE HOLIDAYS Email Coaching package just so you don’t have to deal with all that alone. From now until January 2nd, 2011 , just email me with your questions, challenges or issues and I’ll provide solutions, encouragement, support and new perspectives by return email! Receive  six weeks of (up to) daily email support for $47! Give your SELF an early holiday present! You’ll have someone in YOUR corner, with YOUR best interests to heart to give you personal, individual attention from now until the beginning of the new year! You deserve HARMONY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!



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A GOOD BUZZ

November 16, 2010 by  
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Book CoverFrom time to time I choose to support fellow spiritually-minded business professionals by participating in events that I feel would be of benefit to my readers/clients, such as book launches or a new seminar or product.

I am happy to announce that today, you have the opportunity to receive an inspirational boost , and I definitely think you will want to be part of the BUZZ!

Julie Clark, founder of The Inspirational Coffee Club, is launching her beautiful new book, Inspirational Coffee Breaks for Women: 12 Ground Rules for Pouring Your Heart into Life. This unique guide for life is overflowing with heartwarming stories, thoughtful reflection questions, and rich wisdom to help you discover creative, new ways to revitalize and renew your life. It’s a true dose of encouragement for the soul! (And you don’t have to be a coffee lover to enjoy it!) It’s the perfect gift to warm-up the Holidays and perk up the New Year for you or any woman in your life!

To celebrate the launch of the new book, Julie is hosting the world’s largest ‘INSPIRATIONAL COFFEE BREAK’ TODAY, Tuesday, November 16th,  to help women refill that part of themselves that gets poured out in the daily grind. When you purchase the book TODAY from Amazon.com, you will receive an extra jolt of BONUS GIFTS from over 90 other  authors and entrepreneurs from across the world. I’ve been invited to be one of those involved in this amazing event and am brimming with excitement to share it with you.

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Here’s what a few who’ve gotten a ‘Sneak Peek’ of the new book have to say:

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“This is a MUST read book…. Its unique and will definitely get you jump-started to a new you.”

“Whether you are a working woman, a stay at home mom, or a young woman just out of college, this book will touch and motivate you to become a better person. The way that Julie has poured her heart and soul into this book to help and encourage others is truly magical. You will leave this book feeling rejuvenated and inspired.”

The perfect blend of encouragement, humor, self-reflection and easy-to-apply action steps, Inspirational Coffee Breaks for Women will to inspire you to never stop dreaming,  never stop loving, never stop perservering, and never stop getting EVERY LAST DROP out of each and every day!

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Give YOUR life a good jolt  TODAY and enjoy this one-of-a-kind ‘INSPIRATIONAL COFFEE BREAK’ event. Let’s face it—you spend so much time pouringyour wonderful self out to others. Let TODAY be the day you fill yourself up with inspiration and motivation for brewing more HAPPINESS, SUCCESS and JOY!

Warm blessings to you!

P.S. As you know, coffee is always best when shared with others. Here’s 2 ways to share this one-of-a-kind blessing with friends:

(1)  Forward a copy of this email to friends who could also use a BOOST.

(2) Buy multiple copies and give them as Holiday gifts to the women you cherish most!

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and enjoy over 90 Inspirational Bonus Gifts

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DROP THE ROCK

November 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Divine Messages, General, Overcoming Fear

Dear One –

Relax, breathe and remember who you truly are! This is not a big deal to us – we do not need you to prove anything to us! Those [critical] voices are not of the Light child. Yes, that’s better – breathe in the Truth Dear One. Breathe in the Light of Truth. Allow that to refresh every cell, to refresh the space between the cells, to activate the Light of Truth within your DNA. Breathe in the Light Child. Breathe out all that is not who you really are.

Allow.  Simply allow.  Allow your magnificence to unfold.  It does not have to be a difficult road for you you know.  It is for some, but the biggest, most painful difficulties you create yourselves, in your resistance to go to that which is unavoidable for you [awakening fully]. While yes, of course, you have free will – you know your destiny Dear One because you agreed to it!   So some have painful experiences in their journeys as Lightworkers for many reasons – but what you fear will be “thrown at you” is unnecessary.  It is unnecessary for all of you – it is just each person’s resistance from their human side – and the release of the resistance is sometimes perceived as painful by fellow Lightworkers.

What we are trying to say and you are finding it a challenge to translate [in this message] is the degree of  “pain” or “drama” in becoming fully “aware” is equal to – NOT greater than – your own resistance. So you are creating your own pain Dear Ones. That is not of us of course. You may choose to “drop the rock” anytime you like Beloved.  We are here for you. We are here to help you fly.  We are here to boomerang back whatever energy you send our way.   So as you know all too well, as you feel fear, fear is what is mirrored back to you.   But equally true – as you feel joy, peace and love – it TOO is mirrored back to you!

All the while we are hoping you have had enough. Yes there is hope in this vibration and more importantly there is True Vision – because even while you are only able to see and feel your resistance and fear – we see well past that and we always see your True Light. This is on you Dear One! Let it [the fear and resistance] go and when you please allow yourself to once again feel the support we have for you and know always that we love you no matter what your ego may try to persuade you to the contrary.

And so it is.

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IS “SELF-DISCIPLINE” A DIRTY WORD?

According to Michael Bernard Beckwith – absolutely not.  We are reading his latest book “Spiritual Liberation” in one of my weekly study groups and when he introduced his concept of self-discipline in Chapter 4 – well – it was a real eye opener for me.

I was raised in a pretty rigid household with quite an authoritarian/dictator/ lawyer-to-the-max father.  That never really suited my personality apparently from the git-go because my earliest memories are of being told “NO” and “Go to your room!”  I was more free-spirited and strong-willed than I believe either of my parents would have preferred and so I was constantly being told to be more disciplined (read that – “do what I was told”).

There was another aspect of my 17 years living under my parents’ roof that was even more tyrannical.  I was overweight apparently from birth so the story goes.  I won’t go into the gory details but let’s just say it was common place in our house for refrigerators and cupboards to be locked, for things that had been promised to me, to be taken away or not given as punishment, and in my teens, to be grounded if I hadn’t lost the requisite 2 lbs per week my father had instigated as a weekly rule.  In fact, I didn’t learn how to drive until I was married and in my early 20s because that was another “consequence” of my not losing weight my father wanted me to lose.

All that is to say that discipline, in ANY form, much less of self, was THE FURTHEST thing from my mind!  I was (and still am truth be known) quite the rebel and somewhat understandably so and it’s been a very interesting ride untangling the web of convoluted beliefs, decisions and actions of those early years.  Self-discipline to me was a rather dirty word indeed.  It meant I “had to” do something and even if that something was/is for my own good AND of my own choosing – well – I admit that rebellious kid and teenager still have a pretty strong footing upstairs in my brain!

But Rev. Michael’s words really stuck with me this time for some reason.  He wrote:

“The gift of self-discpline is that it has the power to take you beyond the reasoning of temporary emotion to freedom” . . . The combination of the love for something with the willingness to do what it takes to practice it – discipline – results in freedom.”

Well FREEDOM is something I’ve always craved and not just in this lifetime I think!

I left my parents’ home at 17 and actually got married in order to be “free” of my parents’ restrictions.  It didn’t take long though before I realized that “restrictions” are just apart of life.  They are the boundaries that maintain some semblance of order in our society, as well as within our own psyches.  Without some sort of borders and guidelines and rules we would all be running amuck which would make for a VERY interesting physical existence!

So, back to today.   Here I am – exercising self-discipline – writing this blog post at the end of a longer-than-usual-for-me day.  It is an exercise in self-discipline for me – an act towards freedom for me – because I made a commitment to myself to  21 days of specific, outlined, physical actions in my business.  I wanted to develop some new habits and I set my intention not only to develop the new habits but also to receive clarity and inspiration regarding my business.  And today is Day 14 of my 21 Day Plan.

It’s after 5pm as I write this.  Five in the afternoon has NEVER been a good time of day for me to be productive.  I’m a morning girl.  At 5 AM I could write my little heart out, but by 5PM, my body, mind and spirit are ready to turn-off and cozy up to my Tivo!  And I didn’t procrastinate about writing today either.  I was out of the house at 6am, went to the gym for my workout- swim, went to the grocery store and put gas in the car all before 8am. Then put away the groceries, etc., then the phone rang and it was urgent, then my daughter rang and it too was urgent and next thing I know it’s time to leave for my Monday Study Group.  Then it was off to the vet for the Lovely Lola’s annual check up, home and another urgent discussion with my daughter.  Oh – and I hadn’t even eaten all day!!!  So then I ate!  And next thing I know it’s 4:45pm !!!

Was I tempted to say “F _ _ _ It!  I’m just not writing today?

HELL YES!!!! “Temporary emotion” as Rev. Michael says, would make it VERY EASY for me to pass on Day 14 of my 21 Day  Plan and make excuses to myself for failing to keep my commitment to myself.

And you know what?

A couple of weeks ago I would have done just that.

But Rev. Michael’s words just kept ringing in my ears:  “The gift of self-discipline is that it has the power to take you beyond the reasoning of temporary emotion to freedom.”

And I chose freedom today.  Yes I DID!

“The combination of the love for something with the willingness to do what it takes to practice it – discipline – results in freedom.” I have a love for myself to show myself that I am WILLING to do what it takes to keep my 21 day commitment to myself. And by practicing self-discipline, this time, in this way  . . . I get to be FREE.

I chose FREEDOM!

YAY! MEEEEEEEEE!

Happy Dance Time!

Now where’s my Tivo remote? : )

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DUMP THE JUNK!

October 26, 2010 by  
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“Dump the junk! Whether it’s physical junk or emotional junk . . . it’s time to let it go! Create the space for the magnificent!”

When I posted that status update recently on FACEBOOK it got quite a few comments and “likes” which indicates to me that we all have quite a bit of junk to dump eh?

As I mentioned in the quote – we tend to hold on to both physical junk and emotional junk but the root cause of both is frequently overwhelm, at least for me.  It takes some time and attention to keep things “tidy” so that the junk doesn’t accumulate and I, for one, sometimes am just too “busy” to give the time and attention to that task.

(Which brings up another interesting point – but perhaps for another post – about how we can make ourselves busy and overwhelmed as a distraction to become our greater selves . . .  but I’ll just leave it there for the moment.)

One of the best techniques I ever learned for not accumulating emotional junk is a process they teach in 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous.  It’s called “inventory” and the long version involves making a list of all the things you feel you’ve done “wrong”, including people you have hurt, etc.  It’s a bit more complicated than that and you are welcome to email me or Google for further information, but for the purpose of THIS post, I want to share with you the abbreviated, daily version of this process.

This is a perfect process to do before going to sleep because it really clears your head!  You can do it written or unwritten, but frankly, there is ALWAYS power when you put a pen to paper – it shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes or so.

So start by dividing the paper in half lengthwise.  You can just fold it in half.  On the left side make a list of all the things that you feel you did “wrong” for the day.  It could include stuff like “didn’t make my bed”, “yelled at my kid”, “forgot to send a birthday card to Auntie X” . . .  What you write doesn’t matter – and if it is floating around your head in a negative way – better to write it down than leave it to swirl around and collect “negative” dust bunnies around it!

When you have the list done go back to Item 1 and on the right hand side of the page . . . make amends.  Most often that is going to mean a statement like . . . “I forgive myself for not making my bed.”  Or “I’ll apologize to my kid tomorrow or give him/her an xtra treat tomorrow.”  Again, it doesn’t really matter what you write, or HOW you decide to make amends . . . what matters is that you recognize you are HUMAN, that you recognize that everyone else is ALSO human, and that you don’t carry today’s concerns into tomorrow.

If you come across an item that you really don’t know how to rectify  — that’s the perfect time to turn it over to your Higher Power.  Just put “God you take this one!” next to it!  And actually, that’s how I end my list always.  I write “Thank you God for taking care of everything and everyone on this list for the Highest Good of All Concerned.”  Amen.

Now if you REALLY want to feel good when you wake up in the morning . . . take an extra 3 minutes and on the back of the piece of paper, make a list numbered 1 to 10.

On each line list something you are GRATEFUL for today.  Like how much you LOVE that kid, and how grateful you are to HAVE a bed to sleep in.  I encourage you to add to the list – the longer the better . . . but do at least do 10 things.

Then lay your head on your pillow, put a smile on your face, feel the love in your heart and go nighty-night.  The angels are watching over you and your loved ones and all is well . . .

Blessings!

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BIG HAIRY SPIDER

October 26, 2010 by  
Filed under General, Overcoming Fear

I’m sorry I’m too chicken to go take a picture of this guy hanging from the dining room ceiling as I write. I have NEVER been a fan of spiders or bugs but as I’ve gotten older and continued on my spiritual path, I can honestly say that I do look on them as another of God’s creatures and I do my best to honor their lives and their purpose here on the planet.

BUT THERE IS A BIG BLACK HAIRY SPIDER HANGING FROM MY DINING ROOM CEILING RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

And I’ve already called the exterminator (who can’t come for 2 hours), and my ex-husband (who always handled spider duty during our marriage with his bare hands but now is afraid this one might be poisonous), and my handyman who is already 45 minutes on the other side of town half way up Mt. Charleston for the day.

I’m holding out for the pool man . . . who should be due here within the next hour or so. I wasn’t happy when he changed his route and made my house earlier on his schedule . . . and so he modified the route slightly so he gets here a bit later . . . and right now . . . I’m thinking . . . why the HELL did I EVER ask him to do THAT! Get over here and get over here NOW with your big pool skimmer net and get this beast out of my DINING ROOM NOW please!

OK . . . .

So . . . I’m breathing . . . and I’m remembering my power . . . great powerful creator and manifestor that I am . . . HOLY CRAP I MANIFESTED THE BIGGEST HAIRIEST SPIDER I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY HOUSE BEFORE!

OK . . ..

Back to breathing . . . I’m a powerful creator . . . I’m protected and adored by a loving Universe . . . . I’m safe . . . .

AS LONG AS HE STAYS IN THE CORNER OF MY DINING ROOM UNTIL SOMEONE COMES TO REMOVE HIM.

Breathing . . . . writing . . . . remembering my purpose . . . . remembering who I TRULY am (and that would NOT be a wimpy, overweight woman 10,000 times the size of the BIG FAT HAIRY SPIDER HANGING FROM MY DINING ROOM CEILING that wants to seal herself into her office until the BIG BAD SPIDER has been taken somewhere else to live that is NOT IN MY HOUSE!).

OK . . yes . . who I truly am . . . a Glorious Child of a Loving God . . . Whole, Perfect and Complete. With the power to choose the thoughts I think . . . the power to choose calming thoughts . . . . the power to make CONSCIOUS choices . . . . like BREATHING . . . and remaining grounded . . . and not going sssspuuuttter around the room like a blown up balloon that just got untied as it has one magnificent ride before it ends up in a heap on the ground.

In the last 18 months I’ve been through a separation, a divorce, the sale of a house, my Dad dying unexpectedly, some heavy (read “dysfunctional”) family “stuff”, the purchase of a new house, the renovation of a new house, major changes in my business, and countless other “opportunities for spiritual expansion” . . .. but . . . now . . . a BIG FAT HAIRY SPIDER HANGING FROM THE CORNER OF MY DINING ROOM threatens to undo my inner peace.

REALLY???

Really Steph?

Are you REALLY gonna let this guy get the better of you? After all that? After all the tears? After all the prayers? After a gazillion exercises in re-framing? After re-scripting countless memories? After countless hours on the phone with amazing supportive friends? After hours and hours in church services being gently (and not so gently) reminded of your Divinity? After even more hours of listening to CDs to clear your chakras, clear your mind, restore peace, learn new breathing techniques, meditate, received channeled messages?

Really Steph?

NO DAMMIT!

NO!

It’s JUST a Big Hairy Spider Hanging From My Dining Room Ceiling.

It does NOT have control over me.

I am the Master of my Domain.

I have dominion over my state of mind.

It IS a choice.
It IS a choice.
It IS IS IS IS a choice DAMMIT!

So guess what Big Hairy Spider?

You just hang there for a little while longer while I go ahead and continue with my day. Because I know I have an army of angels watching over me. I know I have my spirit guides to show me the way to joy and peace. I know that being afraid of you is only a story I tell myself and I can tell a different story.

I know that I can allow you to be a distraction or I can allow you to be an opportunity to remember, ONCE AGAIN, who I truly am.

To BE that Glorious Child of an Adoring Universe.

And you know what Big Fat Hairy Spider?

You have the right to be exactly who you are . . .

And . . .

I have the right to be me . . ..

And I do not have to give you my power.

Or my light . . . .

AND I’M NOT GOING TO!

And guess who just pulled up out front? Yup! The pool guy, Kevin!

YAY! THE CAVALRY HAS ARRIVED!

And now, 2 minutes later, spider has been deposited out into the side yard . . . hopefully to find a more suitable abode.

And me . . . .

Well . . . . I have to admit . . .

I’m breathing a bit easier . . . .

But I’m also pretty proud of myself . . . .

Because I WAS honestly and truly scared.

But I made it through it.

Again . . . .

And so will you . . .

when the next time comes that you cross paths with your version of a big fat hairy spider . . . .

Namaste.

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