Live What You Know

Waking up is more than it seems. You KNOW more than you've ever been "taught"! You chose to be here now. Make yourTRUEself proud!

Category: Create Change / Goals and Habits

Victim or Creator

Victims are easily controlled and divided. The controllers love it when we choose victim mentality… when we surrender our ability to co-create our own reality, and instead, buy (literally and mentally) into theirs. They have gone to great measures to convince us to believe in a stressed out culture full of gloom and doom and utterly lacking Love rather than imagining more and creating “miracles” for ourselves. I’ve co-created plenty of “miracles” in my Life – big and small and I plan to keep doing just that. Yes, some days are hard… but, we dust ourselves off and we remember more and more of who and what we are… AND we rise to any occasion! Soon, we will rise together in new ways as a culture focused on healing and uniting in Love!

In many pre-planned and strategically coordinated ways, 2020 appears to be screaming gloom and doom very loud in hopes that we won’t hear the truth brewing within each of us – that there is so much more to this Life (to say the very least) AND so we won’t feel the shift in consciousness that is absolutely happening. If you haven’t done so already, Love yourself enough to let go of how things used to be and any desire to return to “normal” – it never was! We never should have accepted any of it. The culture that has been designed to control us is not the truth and certainly not the way of the very near future.

We are living in extremely exciting times. We all chose to be here for this transition. We have a choice in how we will experience it – as victims or as Creators. Stepping in to our rights as Sovereign Beings is a choice we will be able to embody more and more as things continue to unfold. We are so much more than what they want us to know and they’ve done a great job manufacturing a sick society… the time is upon us to remember and awaken to All that we are and all that we will choose to Create together.

No matter how things look – there is something TRULY amazing heading our way… we must stay strong and allow ourselves to feel extremely excited about the future… let’s get quiet enough to feel it, vision it, focus on it with enthusiasm, align our vibration with it and draw it towards us with joy – after all, that is what a Creator does. We are Creators! Sent with Love!

My Experience

Arrived full of Love
But soon enough acclimated to the vibration of fear
Found myself extremely frightened
of so many things they say are normal here

Certain family dynamics frightened me so
Kept me in that state where only fear could get in
Even butterflies and kittens
I would only watch from the other side of the door

But from the beginning of the cycles of fear
I remember something inside me saying ‘no that’s not true’
‘That won’t be my experience’ and
‘That’s not what I’m going to do’

Something in me began conversing with a Source of Energy
that didn’t laugh, but felt supportive, when I said I believed in more
Started spending my time visioning and calling in more
Declaring what I would do here and what I’d use this experience for

Even spent that day on the hillside avoiding trouble inside
I wouldn’t come in until a four leaf clover was by my side
It changed me to have it
But it was I who had infused it with the power of my belief

I now Know when I arrived full of Love
I did something big during those early years
Some type of grounding that would be there
For my return once I cycled through the fears

Once a child who prayed to never become bitter
No matter what was happening all around me
I grew into someone who valued hugs Love and connection
Much more than the abundance that has easily flowed to me

2020 pretends to be a thief
But upon peeling back layer upon layer
And facing the grief
It’s just a return to that Love from when I was a newborn player

I NEVER let the “big” people convince me of their limiting beliefs
I’m not going to start now no matter how things might seem
I AM going to keep on raising my vibration and imagining more
Until I hear the knock of my wildest dreams at my door

I LOVE
I AM

 

Never The Same – BETTER!

Sacred not sterile!
Beauty in All things!

When our eyes are graced with wonder, the world reveals its wonders to us. There are people who see only dullness in the world and that is because their eyes have already been dulled. So much depends on how we look at things. The quality of our looking determines what we come to see.

John O’Donohue, Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

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The holy instant the news of the California lockdown/stay at home order entered my reality (months ago now)… I knew I would never be the same… that very instant.

[It is worth noting that it isn’t about staying home – that is something I do well and have done so by design for many years… it’s about much much more than that.]

Upon hearing the order, my Soul had a visceral and intense reaction felt in my body and beyond… in a hard to explain way… it physically hurt to live in a world where the illusion of separation was being forced on us in such a strange and new way and I knew instantly that something nefarious was at work. The powers that be have always loved to divide and separate us in a multitude of ways… but this physical 6-foot thing was just ludicrous to me and seemed to suffocate my Soul in ways I cannot possibly describe. The idea of people being weaponized in each other’s minds,  the thought of people entering hospitals alone, without their loved ones, the complete disregard for the many miraculous ways we are All connected to one another (seen and unseen), the utter disregard for one’s choices on life and death – the loss of sacredness of life/birth and death/passing (as they attempt to replace it with sterility), the fear (rather than truth of how amazing our bodies really are) being instilled rapidly and dangerously into the collective… the blatant lie being touted that we can be separate… there just are no words really… just… … … [this would be too long to say all I really feel] …

So, I got busy for a few days with various projects, creating an array of things to busy the mind… but the thoughts still crept in… I wondered about humanity and how others would be handling this and/or what they may be thinking about or doing to process it all. I realized that people would probably just entrench themselves deeper into whatever point of view or stance they already had… so, perhaps, if you always believe what the government tells you then you just do so even more now, if you blame the left or right for everything then probably even more so, if you trust the news, if you question everything, question nothing, seek truth, keep a closed mind, keep an open mind, etc., etc., etc., … whatever you are used to/comfortable doing would just be done even more so now… I thought that would be the case in those early days… but, we are well beyond a few weeks now, and I would very much like to hope for more from and for humanity now. Sometimes things are meant to change us – deeply.

Honestly, I couldn’t have come even close to imagining the actual changes I would go through during this time, or how true the knowing that I was instantly and forever changed had been. Many years back, I had my eyes opened to a few very important lies we were being fed about the food we eat/nutrition, health/medicine, illness/wellness and much more and I began to expand my own vision for a life well lived, etc. That led to many changes and several roads less traveled that I hadn’t ever pictured myself on before (to say the least). But, I sort of considered those lies or untruths I had uncovered to be innocent enough and perpetuated on us simply because they didn’t know any better at the time, etc. I didn’t focus on the root or cause/intentions. I focused only on the solutions, knowing and choosing to live in the manner that understands that whatever I focus on expands, etc. I wanted to expand the best of Life!

Awakening has been on my radar for quite some time now… just in other ways than the recent eye opening ways I had not yet considered. I was so intentionally focused on the light for so long that I would not look at the darkness. Well, now I have, and I am not one to dabble (not at all), so it’s been a dark night of the soul mixed with rounds and rounds and layers and layers of reckoning and piecing puzzles together, etc.

The truth is out there… seekers will find it…

It is also within us…

It only lives within us!!!

I am really not one to focus too much of my energy in an effort to convince or cajole others into seeing things the way I do… I’m more into inspiration, spark ignition, encouragement, love, great conversations, letting the writing come through and sending it out in love, etc. …I know that people can only see through the veil of their own looking and just exactly what they are ready for…

We are in extremely interesting times and we are here witnessing it, not by accident, but, by design. My understanding of my purpose in all of this is still making itself known to me as I continue to decipher things in ways that make sense to me and deepen my innerstanding of what it means to be here. For me, I gather and gather and gather, always taking time to ask and lean back and allow space for illumination, and, as I go, I co-create and inhabit a sort of hybrid that feels like truth for me/All – always keeping an open heart and mind and spirit that will allow for expansion and/or correction, etc.

If you’re still reading at this point, maybe you’re looking for a little nudge because you know there is so much more… so, here it is…

open your eyes a bit wider

make your heart a bit warmer

focus so your vision may become a bit clearer

expand your knowing so that you may live it

raise your vibration

all these things, done, in some way that makes sense for your highest good and that of the collective… we will inhabit the world we envision for ourselves…this illusion of a disgusting, sick, separate, sterile, disconnected world they are trying to force on us simply won’t do… it will crumble. We must envision more and then go there together!

The great awakening!

We are a collective!

Love wins!

I Am.

As we learn and grow, our reality shifts and shapes around us. It is nothing short of a miracle! How exciting! Let’s think of it and see it that way. Let’s go! Sending you love and joy and the absolute refusal to allow fear near you in any way, shape or form!!!!

Supernatural YOU!

Unlearning the false natural you have been taught!

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We are so powerful! All of us! That has been hidden from us! How that has happened is not what matters most right now. What matters most right now is that we step into our power. Some part of you knows that you are creating your life. You have envisioned things and then watched them come true countless times before. You’re not just living what life throws at you each day; you’re creating it – All of it. If you want proof, go within and ask… or lean back and look with open hearted eyes. You have done this. You will do it again! You are already doing it.

What the world needs now is for us to drop the limits that have been falsely placed on the visions we believe to be within our grasp. We are limitless. The only limits are the ones we place there. The reason it is so easy to place limits there is because that is what has been programmed into us to see. I won’t waste energy or time we no longer have writing about how it’s done or all the many ways it’s done (at least not today). I have a feeling those are becoming more and more clear to us each day now. I certainly hope so! I will, however, put my energy on my promise to you that you can vision more – bigger, better, more awesome than anything you’ve dared to see yet… I know this is true and I know that you know it too… it’s the truth inside us All. Truth has a frequency – you can feel it.

We must focus our attention on what we would like to see in the world AND we must get serious about making sure we’re reaching for the highest vibrations in our daily lives as we hold these visions that will become our future. We cannot arrive at any future that we did not first see in our heads. That is how it works… vision first… then reality. Over these past weeks of this current global situation, as my family and I have participated in various global meditations and tried to hold the vision of Earth and what we would like to see… so many things have become clear to me… and so many are still incredibly fuzzy.

It hit me like a ton of bricks one morning when I realized there are not many positive images out there (that is putting it mildly – it’s none really) that have been placed in our programming that show a beautiful future for Earth and our future generations… it is so easy to see the countless dystopian images we’ve been fed – the freaky Hunger Games scenarios and worse – usually lacking any personal identity, merged with technology in creepy ways and obvious slaves to the establishment of the time. That icky movie has been placed in our programming time and again and again and again and again. Super easy to picture. Well, DON’T! Remove it from your programming – look the other way. To do that, we must VISION better! We will have to make it up… it isn’t being fed to us. Let’s do it! Let’s go there! Vision it as if it already exists!!!  Then, it will!!!!

I won’t pretend it will be easy (there is so much clutter to de-program)… but with the frequency of unconditional love and a return to our limitless selves – we can do it! What could be more important?! Let’s get excited about it. Let’s figure out how to do it (now, like it’s here… because it is). Let’s research and talk to each other about it. Let’s connect through our visions. Let’s bring them to life. Vision exactly how you would like to see things on Earth – well beyond anything we’ve seen in society so far!!! Let’s Adventure!!! It’s time! Now!!!!!!

That morning I mentioned trying to think of anything positive or lovely that has been shown to us in regards to the future… the only thing I could think of was Avatar … so beautiful, so connected to each other… then I quickly remembered it wasn’t Earth and why the humans were there, etc. Ugh. But at least there was a beautiful image I could hold onto for a moment. All I CAN DO is get busy seeing something BEAUTIFUL! I AM!

We have a collective power that is staggering to understand… we CAN call it in!!!!

Sending you unconditional love, abundant joy and outrageously imaginative energy today and always!

Becoming

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There are so many paths to becoming the ocean…so many ways to inch closer to realizing what we truly are and even more ways to forget and be human. Leonard Cohen left us with an abundance of blessings to inspire us to keep inching towards Becoming and to comfort and be with us when our humanness gets in the way. Thank you so very much Mr. Cohen for sharing your eternal spirit with the world in so many ways.

Nurturing My Creative Self – Thank You Universe for Showing Me the “Way”

Sometimes when you find yourself on a spiritual seeking endeavor or a “path” towards enlightenment or simply trying to become the best version of yourself you leave part of you behind. With the best intention I kind of did that a few years back. I thought attachment to “my story” would only have been from the ego and I did my best to set it aside and not feel attached to it any longer. Even as I look at the “about” section and “my story” page within it on my blog I realize that although what I wrote seemed like truth for me at the time, it isn’t quite all there really. It’s some words I thought wouldn’t offend anyone or ruffle any feathers or take me down the attachment to old wounds road. I did acknowledge that I wasn’t really into my story anymore and offered a brief one anyway. I can see now that there will be some editing to be done in the future. I won’t scrap the old one, I’ll just keep updating it with the journey and the willingness to do so becomes my real story.

I do love being old enough now to lean back and see how everything has worked in my life so far and I couldn’t feel more grateful for all of the life lessons. I can feel the evolution of things and the miracles and beautiful way they fit together are astounding. I love the tough stuff as much as the rest; even more perhaps. Although, it is nice that my “problems” are much more tolerable these days than they once were and my more recent stories never end with a traumatic and awkward twist as the old ones sometimes do. 🙂 Over the last year I realized that I had abandoned a part of me that needed some nurturing. Many things happened that opened old wounds and took me back to remembering things I had blocked out and practically forgotten. I recently felt so deeply that I needed to nurture that version I had abandoned. I hate the idea of the wounded inner child dominating the future or even one moment of the Now we are truly meant to live though, so I was at a bit of a crossroads trying to figure it out.

I accidentally (there are no accidents) stared a childhood monster in the face via a mug shot on the internet recently. I found myself completely reacquainted with the frightened little girl who once lived inside me that I had known so well. Being somewhat comforted at the thought that that particular monster couldn’t get me anymore and realizing that I had been living with some fear of that happening someday, I quickly found a brave side of me allow myself to reach out to forgotten family members and lost childhood relationships I may have been able to have without that fear. A baby-step reach out, but at least something. I realized how much family I have lost over the years for various reasons. I remembered things I had completely forgotten. I knew there was work to be done to help me circle back and nurture my abandoned self while maintaining all the presence and wisdom from the many years of constantly seeking evolution since.

I’d been reading various things and one book had suggested recalling your specific hell-and-back to identify your tribe and the specific things you could help others through. In fact, these sentiments may have started the whole remembering process and “accidental” confrontation of old trauma. I knew that my future and my finding and answering my true calling depended on my willingness to look at the past with healthy detachment without outright abandonment of the wounded self. So there I was working with the past three books, making my own so-called workbook to really live the lessons I was learning. I was building confidence and praying for presence and consciousness while recalling and reliving old trauma with the intention to bring healing to myself and others all the while.

In comes… the Artist’s Way. A Lifeline! Pure Love from the Universe!

I am indeed very grateful for this blessing that came into my life several years ago called the Artist’s Way. It was given to me by a dear friend and sat patiently on my shelf for over six years or so. A few weeks ago it was pulsating on the shelf and screaming at me to pull it down and experience it. I had already chosen my next read, but felt the pull towards it so strongly as I randomly walked past the bookshelves that night. Thank goodness I listened and felt all that the Universe was trying to bless me with.

I knew nothing of what the book was about, it hadn’t really spoken to me when I first received it and from then on it simply looked pretty on the shelf. It had never been the right time. From the second I grabbed it that night, I knew it was meant for me now at just the right time. It turns out that it is a twelve week endeavor to recover your creative self. It is hard for me to put into words just how perfect it is for me now.

As I said, the whole wounded inner child thing really turns me off and feels like a step back rather than forward. However, as I have shared, I knew there was work along those lines to be done and I was (and still am) willing to do it. This gift of the Artist’s Way is so lovely. It matches my best intentions perfectly and provides the path that is in line with all I have studied so hard for the past ten years and all that I have lived through before. It will allow the nurturing of my inner child with the beautiful intent of recovering the creative being that dwells within…within me and within us all.

It would be more words than anyone has time to read to describe all that it is. I can do so over the next few months hopefully. I’ll just say that I signed the contract. I’m in it to finish it. I already know that the “morning pages” and the “artist’s dates” I’ve committed to are life changing endeavors. I am so excited to share more as I go. I couldn’t feel more blessed than I do to see the perfection in this gift from the Universe at this time. I am never ever at a loss for words, but to even try to describe the hundreds of synchronicities and dots connecting and showing up as miracles and Universe hugs making this process available to me right now would be impossible. The wordless acceptance is much better. “Thank you” is thing that feels perfect to say about it so far.

My dear friend that gave me the book years ago is going through the process with me now. What a gift! I had one friend say with enthusiasm that she had gone through it years ago but didn’t finish it. I encouraged her to do it again, knowing that we experience things so differently as we change and grow. I sent a copy to a friend on Monday, just this moment another friend sent a photo of her copy that had just arrived in the mail after we recently discussed it. Such a blessing! I recently purchased the version that is written for parents in hopes of also bringing more creativity to my children’s lives. I welcome the opportunity to hear from anyone that has been blessed by this course/book. Do tell me how it showed up in your life if it has. Join me on the journey if you like! We are all creative beings. We are all artists creating our lives. We can bring our creative selves and more creativity to whatever it is we spend our time doing. It is all Art! Our Life is the canvas.

In a sense, as we are creative beings, our lives become our work of art. –Julia Cameron, the Artist’s Way

I hope to post about “the morning pages” soon. I wish the blessing that they are for everyone! If you’re at all intrigued, just search “the morning pages” and see for yourself. Fun!

Sending love and joy today and always! Wishing us all time with our creative artist within!

Making It So

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My books have long been my best friends. They have always been such a source of inspiration and support through so many phases and circumstances. I love to watch the dots connect as the Universe sends me messages and nudges me towards the perfect messages for me and embraces me in what I call Universe or God Hugs.

I had kind of a tough year last year in many ways and I now know that some of my thoughts and statements had a lot to do with that. Last year I actually said out loud on various occasions something to the effect of…”I’m sad, I have no books, nothing to read…” I even went on to describe that I couldn’t connect to anything the way I used to and that of all the things I tried to read nothing was touching me as it once had.

I know better than saying something like that out loud or even allowing that thought to take shape in my head. It’s like giving that thought power, making it so, sending a wish to the Universe, etc. So, that is what happened in many ways. I was completely out of touch with my “best friends” the books. As a result, I was out of touch with the deepest part of me as well.

I am happy to report that I am a blessed woman these days. My friends are piled up all around me. Some old ones are showing themselves to me in new ways. Many new ones have appeared and blessed me abundantly. I have embraced new types of books and allowed stories to come to me in wonderfully new and exciting ways. I have once again opened the channel that I have always used so well to communicate with the Divine and Unknown. It makes my heart burst to feel the sweet embrace once again.

I have a lot to say about this topic and I know this experience, although lonely, was perfect as it was teaching me so much. But, for purposes of this post, the main thing that strikes me is just to acknowledge for myself and encourage others about declaring things in life to be one way or another. I was pretty darn sure that I wasn’t able to enjoy my reading as I always had. I felt stuck, lonely and uninspired. My health suffered and I was unable to stick to so many of the things I know align with my beliefs and passions for truly Living.

The very limiting thought that I had allowed to take shape in my head and outwardly spoken to a cherished friend, my husband and even my daughter was making itself so in my life because I had declared it as my experience. It didn’t have to be that way. I was even doing a number on myself thinking that I couldn’t connect to my books or any new books anymore because I was meant to be working on other writing projects or something along those lines…I just found all kinds of ways to support that limiting and somewhat destructive thought and it grew and became what seemed to be “real” to me.

Once I figured it out, the channel opened back up again and my goodness does it feel good. Anyone who knows me, knows I love sharing books. It’s kind of like wanting my friends to meet my other friends. All that fun has started again and it is so great. It’s funny, I used to insist that people should read this or that specific book, now I tend to send way too many books to others so they can choose the one for them and their own perfect timing, etc. It’s now like I want to share with them that connection that whispers to them and leads them to their perfect experience they’re meant to embrace. I no longer assume that through any one book they will have the same experience I had, I only love the idea of helping them find the perfect experience for them.

Thank goodness I also read a lot with the kids for homeschool and enjoyed a lot of our learning last year or else I would have gone completely mad. I may not have been hanging out with my best friends, but I was able to survive on other messages and at least learning something… Now that I’ve been open again to the messages that are coming my way through my favorite channel, the new books and old ones are working together with the educational things I enjoy with my kids. It is like everything I enjoyed before about this magical channel for me is now drawing sources from a million more places and the synchronicities are amazing me even more.

An interesting outcome from this experience is that I can now be blessed with multiple messages across a much larger number of sources. I used to kind of only want to read one thing at a time. I was pretty stubborn about this. Now, I have at least four different books going at the same time and the educational lessons on top of that. I let them speak to me more and tell me what the message for me that day is. I have embraced new types of literature and allowed old ones to be read in a different way. In one morning reading session, I often experience the craziest tingle of awe and gratitude and how magical our Universe is as three completely different books put a magical puzzle together before my eyes and delight my soul. It’s a lovely way to start the day!

I am also finding other ways to connect with different types of stories. I haven’t read much fiction in the past ten years having found my shelves overflowing with plenty of non-fiction that held my interest so firm. Now, I’m more open and can see that there are so many ways that storytelling takes shape from the depths of others’ souls that connect just as powerfully to my soul and are equally as “real” as any non-fiction that has been so powerful in my life in the past. The stories are opening my imagination and allowing more miracles to take shape in my life. They are in some ways bringing me back to Life a bit and expanding my horizon for the future.

I know that I held those limiting thoughts about my friends the books. I know that it blocked all that wanted to come through and bless me. I know I suffered in choosing that. I also know that the timing in all of it is perfect and I am now more open, more inspired, more grateful, more ready for a blessed future than ever. It All is perfect. It happens just as it should. All will be well. This opening I am feeling now makes me feel more ready to share from an even deeper level here in this space that has brought me such comfort, healing and hope. I plan to jump back into my writing here and allow myself to share more of my stories…always with the intention of bringing healing to the world through first healing myself and then hoping that can also bring love and healing to others.

Sending you peace, love, joy and gratitude. May you be blessed with all that inspires you and the courage to embrace it today and always.

 

 

 

Creative New Year

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Bridge To Terabithia—what a wonderful gift! It was my childhood favorite. Ms. Rhodes read it aloud to my fifth grade class and it touched my soul. I read it aloud to my children a few years back to return the gift. Last night our family watched the 2007 movie version. It was a delight and a wonderful spark to ignite the imagination just before ringing in the New Year. Every time this story visits me, it blesses me in new, lovely and refreshing ways. I am so grateful!

Imagination is such a gift! I love thinking about this today…what will my New Year be like? What will I create? What joy can I bring? How can I bring more connection and love to my life and to those around me? I want to be brave and build a bridge that is so wide it lets my most creative self live in this world and that world with my ever expanding soul tribe always close by to enjoy Life together.

So many fun dreamy goals this year! Lots of routine and ritual goals on my mind too. I promise to share the ups and downs of them both here all year.

Each and every day, and in fact, each and every Moment is a brand new one to embrace. Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Now…today, right Now and always! Sending you Love and joy!

“It ain’t what they call you; it’s what you answer to.” —W.C. Fields

Cheers to creative living! Have fun creating a great life!

Shift Happens

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This quote has been on my mind sporadically since I came across it. It struck something deep in me when I first saw it; since then, I have continued to let it roll around in my head and take on various meanings and inspire a variety of learning opportunities.

There are several ways to look at it. It can be interpreted in so many ways, depending on our state of mind when we see it, hear it or think about it. Here are just few things that may occur to us:

  • At a glance it can evoke the feeling that lots of people say a lot of stuff that they don’t exactly live up to or in alignment with. Always too easy to see what others are getting wrong; feels much better to see what is lovable about them.
  • It can also make one wonder about their own actions and if we ourselves are truly living what we speak about or living aligned with what we value most, etc.
  • It can simply beg the question, “I know that is the best thing for me, why am I not doing that?”
  • The old, “Actions speak louder than words,” can also seem the easy comparison or conclusion.
  • Considering how we listen to others occurs to me as well…can I hear what isn’t being said or in some cases ignore what is being said and look at the actions? Can I look past actions or directly at them and hear or feel what is really being said at the deepest level?

If we can take it up a notch, through a lens of deeper awareness, we may look at these words through this perspective:

  • We may consider our deepest intuition and what makes us do the things we do, say the things we say, etc. To know that intuition well is to know the Miracle of Life. It knows what It is doing. Walking with our Divine Intuition is so much more relaxing (among other great and meaningful things) than walking with the smaller version of us that remains wrapped in fears and judgment.
  • By leaning back and looking at the many versions of “me” we have known over our lifetime so far, we can ponder the changes and the versions we have seemed to be throughout the years. We may cringe at our younger years or hopefully just smile and love ourselves with gratitude for becoming more of the person/spirit we are opening to. We can awaken to the Divine Knowing of who and what we truly are.
  • The shift happens…what we do, how we behave and who we are changes over time…we only need Live what Life would have us Know…it is always teaching us, guiding us and Loving us. The quote above can gently remind us to Live What We Know.

Obviously, these thirteen words strung together by Emerson can lead us to consider a myriad of possible meanings; some inspiring, some disappointing. I think the key to getting the most out of something like this and just about anything we ever encounter is to look within and figure out what it means for us. We can observe how we choose to live and how that shift begins to show up in our daily lives and the things we spend our time doing.

When we look at these words and apply them to what we think we see on the outside or in others, we may get stuck in painful memories or recall past experiences that can make us pretend to live in a world without enough Love. We must find the courage to look within and let these words comfort us in the moment of Life we are currently in as we do our best to BE and Live more of who and what we really are.

On a personal note, I’ve been somewhere in the shift for many years. I now know that not everyone likes to see change or the beauty of fresh unfamiliarity in lifelong relationships or even newer ones. Our journey towards our truest self that is a lifeline for us is not always seen as positive by everyone. Sometimes others just cannot see us. Misunderstanding and the painful feeling of not truly being seen as we grow can be tough. Sometimes we have setbacks or things happen that can make it seem as though we aren’t moving far enough along the path. The pain can block us or clog our flow if we let it seem real for too long. Those setbacks are blessings. They are the blessings that awaken us to the truest part of Life…the One we are meant to Live. We must remember that we are just where we are meant to be in Life and at the perfect place to Open up and allow abundant Blessings for All to flow through us.

Today, I pray to see recent suffering as a blessing and hold firm to the knowing of who I Am. I am reminded that although there have been painful repetitive experiences that I have known since childhood, I am not bound by that pain and continual misunderstanding. I can release the guilt that I have always felt since childhood and set it free knowing it does not serve me or anyone or anything around me that I may bless without it. Page 241 of A Course In Miracles says, “…it is only your guiltlessness that can protect you.”

May we all love our choices and see the shift in our lives today. May what we do speak of Love for ourselves as well as for others. May we know deeply that our intentions are pure and we are led by the Divine in Us. May we have compassion for others’ reactions to our choices without taking those reactions personally. May we unclog the flow of Life by surrendering and releasing guilt and see only the Oneness and Beauty that Life is beyond all the mirages caused by fear. May we be thankful and filled with gratitude for All.

Sending you Love and Joy!

Wholeheartedly Living Your Dreams — While Fearlessly Co-Creating Even More

dream big and may you

I adore the view from my morning reading chair!

I am so grateful for the ritual that begins the gift called today each weekday in our house. On this day, I felt the warm embrace of a loving universe as I read with my two little ones reading nearby. So good for the soul…my babies happily enjoying literature as a daily habit, my puppy content in my lap, a sweet phone call from my dear husband wishing me a happy day right in the middle of the experience and so many great lessons in literature for me to devour and contemplate. There I sit with a heart full of gratitude as I thoroughly enjoy every minute of it.

The words, images and messages on my chosen cups this day provide a wonderful balanced blessing. I love dreaming big. I have many more things I can easily see myself doing and truly feel called to accomplish in the years to come. Sometimes I get impatient with myself and dream of doing more now or feeling as though I must push harder to make things happen sooner. But, the truth about dreams is that I am already living many big ones now. I must feel what is around me now as deeply as I feel the urge to lay the foundation to create future dreams to come.

A morning reading ritual doesn’t just happen, it is the fruit of many of my dreams that have already come true. Some dreams I had since I was a little girl and some I didn’t even know I wanted until I was in the middle of creating them in unknown territories completely out of my comfort zone. Co-creating these so-called circumstances I find myself in now was no coincidence; they didn’t just happen to me. We can always look around us and be sure that whatever Life we see and feel we are living—we made it so. We create our reality. From the largest to the tiniest detail, we co-created it all and we decide how long we keep the dream alive and/or when we create new ones…big and small. We truly live all that we know and can only dream up that which we truly believe and are ready to receive.

So, the other day I was making the kids’ sandwiches while they finished their morning studies. I had just completed another module in the course I’m taking about creating a conscious business or igniting my visionary ignition switch. All the wonderful information I had just been given about publishing, self-publishing, building a platform and much more was swirling around in my head. I am really enjoying the course and feeling very inspired by it. I also feel a bit pressured by it at times or in need of reminding myself that there is plenty of time and not to worry about it or let it stress me out (the course teachers do a great job of reminding us about this too). It is all wonderful information that will be there for me when I’m ready to use it. A good friend once shared a daily mantra she uses to calm herself. She simply says, “I have plenty of time. I have all the time I need.” I like this mantra. I’ve been pulling it out and using it again lately. Thank you Jennifer.

Anyway, I had a distinct moment while spreading Vegenaise on the kids’ sandwiches. I sort of snapped out of the swirling head stuff. It was interesting because I was truly inspired and feeling quite grateful for the discussion about my passions I had just enjoyed listening to. I know I am meant to hear this great information and I know it will bless me in many ways over the years to come as I navigate my journey through all the things I feel called to do. But, as I looked down at the kids’ four pieces of bread, it hit me how truly great it is to make their sandwiches. I was overtaken with gratitude that they were there in the next room and would enjoy lunchtime with me very soon. I loved thinking of our morning studies and the writing workshop we would do together in the afternoon.

It occurred to me that I could put lots of pressure on myself to get a platform built, get a brand going, figure out how I want to publish, find ways to reach more people, etc. and be sorry if I don’t balance it just right. I could spend the next few years really focusing on that and making it happen. It may keep me so busy that I forget to enjoy making the sandwiches. Then, in a few years when the kids may not be around as much, I could have all those things necessary to pursue my dreams, but I would really really miss making their sandwiches. I may long for the days when I used to do that if I’m not truly present and really indulge in it now. Being here now and somewhere else later is always the way. I just need to balance living the dream and creating the new ones. I have to believe it can be done. I can do it well in peace with Divine guidance and timing if I listen well from my heart. Not from my head.

I remembered with love the days when the kids were learning to write the alphabet. They would sit at the kitchen counter waiting for their sandwiches and I would write letters in mustard on their bread for them to guess. Oh, how that seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago at the same time. When was the last day we did that? How did it stop? Oh, how fun that was! They even asked for that recently and I think I was “too busy” to do it just then. Argh!

Anyway, there is no answer to the exact formula for following dreams. Our soul knows why we’re here and if we let our soul drive our life more than our head, it will work out just fine. All things can and do happen at the perfect time. Of course, balance, trust and listening to the Divine is the answer to everything. So, I finished up making lunch and allowed a space in my experience there in the kitchen where I felt thrilled by the memories of mustard letters, gratitude for the experience of making sandwiches the kids still love to eat with me on this day and comforted by the dreams that live and grow in my heart and the code of my soul each day to keep me inspired through many more versions of me and my day-to-day life to come.

The image above of Snoopy and Woodstock (or Wubberbock as my son called him for years and we still fondly say today) dreaming together is such a thing of beauty. Two unlikely friends, dreamed up and shared from one man’s imagination with so many…what a gift! I see love and acceptance shining all around them, blue skies and possibility everywhere, what a wonderful world this can be and so much more. I love how Snoopy and Wubberbock just go about their business doing what feels good to them at that moment in time. Perhaps that is where the balance finds us.

The beautiful words that held my coffee this day remind me of how our soul might advise us if it could gently remind us where we come from, who we are and why we are really here. May we feel the blessing of truly being here and feeling the miracle that it really is.

May we dream big…while we dwell in a state of awakened
realization of the dreams we’ve already created.

We can balance both.
Love will show us how!

Sending you love and joy on this day and all the days to come!

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