Friday, October 30, 2009
Do you focus on where you are going instead of where you have been?
Are you present right now, enjoying the life you have?
Have you given yourself gratitude for all you have created, without judging it right or wrong?
Can you be in this place you find yourself and trust it is Good?
Can you know that where you are is your right place to be, teaching and learning perfectly?
Are you willing to give up the stories of victimization and blame and accept what is now?
Can you see that every choice you make leads to feeling happy and peaceful or unhappy and upset?
Are you willing to trust that your higher Self is teaching you to be strong with confidence and clarity?
Are you up for reassessing your whole life and seeing how it is all on purpose?
Up until this moment you have been earnestly involved in waking yourself up from the dream?
You are daily giving yourself the opportunity to choose: Will it be Love or Fear today?
Will I react with fear and anger or respond with forgiveness and Love?
Will I judge this person/situation and feel separate or accept this person/situation and feel connected?
Can I give myself the courage to step beyond the normal reaction and reach for the Higher Truth?
Am I willing to consistently and conscientiously be a healing and helpful presence?
You are the Power and the Presence that can change your world.
You have what is takes to do what is needed with respect and Love.
You can step away from what others want and expect and do what is Highest and Best.
You are the One who is most conscious in this and every situation. You are the change agent.
How to do all this?
First, get out of your way.
Drop your stories.
Let go of wishful thinking.
Stop replaying the dramas over and over in your mind.
Undo the beliefs that you know are fabrications.
Respect the Power and Love within you.
Trust that there is a higher and better way.
Seek only to be Good, do Good and have Good in your life.
Recognize that the circle of life continues from where you are.
You can interrupt any negative patterns or programs once you see them.
You can be the change your want to see and it affects everyone equally.
Start by simply saying the words.
I love and respect You and me and want only and always the Best for each of us.
Remember that what you give will be received even on an unconscious level.
What you give you will receive as you give it with sincerity and peace.
Take the time today to clear the way to live at peace in love and be happy.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Do you live with limiting beliefs about yourself
Do you give excuses for not having, doing and being what you desire?
Are you stuck in believing you can’t or just are unlucky?
What have you done to yourself to be stuck?
What can you do to set yourself free?
Are you envious of what others do and have?
Are you willing to find your ideal way to live?
Do you enjoy life everyday?
Have you created your own life or do you feel others did it to you?
Are you willing to get up off the couch, turn off the TV and find a better way?
Are you open to stop living with fantasy and wishful thinking and start choosing for yourself?
Are you lazy, procrastinating or just confused and afraid of failing?
Are you caught in someone else’s dream and trying to make them happy, while you are silent?
Are you willing to be the man/woman you are meant to be?
Can you give up holding yourself small and rise to your Greatness?
Everyone does have a Higher Purpose.
Everyone can live to their Potential.
Everyone is able to be Fulfilled and at Peace in life.
You simply need to know more about Who You Are and to clear the limiting programming.
If you are living small…limited, little and lacking…..you can undo what is not true and choose again.
If you are stuck in a rut of unconscious behavior, you can move out into the light of self knowledge.
If you are lost in a sea of confused and complicated choices, you can find the simply and clear path.
If you are afraid of letting someone or something else lead you, you can find and choose your own way.
The path is safe.
The way is easy.
The journey is fun.
You are the One, you are here to find and serve and save.
Learn to listen within and find what is true for you.
Explore many options.
See guidance from those who know.
Pay attention to the results of where you go.
This morning I realized how much I know and naturally use all the self discovery tools I have utilized for the last 35 years and more. I am hearing I am to share them more obviously and earnestly with those who seek to live their potential..
My mission continues to be: to inspire, encourage and facilitate everyone I encounter to live their potential.
You can expect classes and workshops and retreats in 2010 beginning in January..........
Focusing on Enneagram, Numerology, Taoist astrology, I Ching, Behavior Styles, Mind Map, Symbology, Michael System, archetypes, medicine wheels , Four Fold Way, Inner Listening, Cycles and Seasons, Soul Clearing, Five Elements Theory, Hand Reading, Myers-Briggs, Behavior and Communication Styles, Robert’s Life Purpose Readings, Transactional Analysis, Inner Identification, Totem Animals, Mauri Drawings, Lifeline Discovery and more…
I believe we all know there is more to life!.
People are depressed, angry, stuck and sick, because they are not living their purpose, and are stuck in guilt, fear and resignation.
What can you begin to do today?
Be aware of where you are happy and where you are unhappy.
Notice your emotions and your thoughts.
See what thoughts and feelings create purposeful activity.
Begin to write down what you observe.
Value yourself enough to begin.
Dare to do what will set you free to fully be the You you are here to Be!
Loving you and the vision of us all happy, free and on purpose!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Outer voices and inner voices…parents, partners, children, friends, teachers, admired role models, society, experts and authorities.
The question to ask yourself is, “Who Is In Charge of My Life?”
Who runs the show for you?
Some of us choose what we learned or research proves.
Some choose history directs us.
Some choose a certain book or teaching.
Some choose an external authority.
Some are guided by emotions, what feels right or wrong.
Some listen to their friends, their therapist or Dr. Phil.
Some simply listen to the voices of fear, judgment and confusion.
When we doubt ourselves, we look for something outside to follow and guide us.
When we look to others who are afraid and confused, we simply join in the fear.
When we look to others who are clear and confident, we are guided to follow their path.
When we seek answers from within, we must begin with clearing the fog from our minds.
It is time to take full responsibilitiy for the choices we make and who we choose to follow.
It is important to understand that each one of us plays a unique part and has specific lessons to learn.
It is valuable to drop our usual or habitual way of reacting and responding to our world.
It is enlightening to discover that each decision requires the best in us.
Who or What is in charge of your life and your decisions?
Are you listening to history, to research, to the beliefs of others?
Are you listening for the voice of truth and healing and love?
Are you avoiding the fear of failure and never allowing yourself to succeed?
Are you playing small and pretending you know what is best for you?
Are you recognizing there is something more guiding you to be free of self limitation.
Are you letting rules or positions or opinions make your decisions.
Or are you letting go of what you know and asking the Voice Within?
Self Referring folks have learned to listen to their own intuition, inner guidance and voice of Love.
Self referring people trust there is a place within that know and has your best interests at heart.
Self referring people stop listening to the voices of fear and greed, judgment and need.
Self referring people understand that the little ego self pretends to know, but is afraid.
External referral is what most people are taught to be…
Listen to parents, authorities, teachers, rule-makers and leaders.
Follow someone you admire and do what they do.
Live your life based on someone else and stay our of trouble and making mistakes.
What would it take to spend some time each day, giving your life and your decisions to Goodness?
What would it cost to sincerely ask what is the highest and best direction for your life each day?
What would make the difference in how confident you are by listening with success in mind?
What could you do to choose the highway and freeway, where life works for you?
Where you have upset, know you are off purpose and listening to limiting and mistaken direction.
Where you feel hurt and afraid, know you are off course and doing what others direct.
When you feel lost and confused, know you have been given a wakeup call to teach you to stop and listen.
When you are busy, distracted and following the traffic, where others are going, you may be misguided.
Forgive yourself for forgetting to listen to the voice of Love.
Forgive yourself for getting off purpose.
Forgive yourself for pretending you know what is best for you.
Forgive yourself for trying to tell others what they should do.
Choose again to listen and follow the Voice of Love and Peace, Forgiveness and Happiness within.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Is your life in order?
Is your mind clean of clutter?
Is your purpose free of distraction?
Yes, it all follows, one after the other.
“Cleanliness is next to godliness.” tells a truth which will work for you.
When you have your affairs, clean, clear and in order, your consciousness is more focused.
You will find you are less distracted, detoured, delayed and derailed by extraneous stuff.
Those who choose a life focused on God and Goodness will live a very simple even monastic life.
Simplify your eating habits and your will eat better with more consciousness.
Simplify your bill paying and your will pay your bills in a timely and respectful manner.
Simplify your relationships and you will give your best to those whom you encounter.
When you are overwhelmed by life’s complexity, you are being invited to simplify.
When you are upset by mistakes and forgetfulness, you are put on notice to organize.
When you are embarrassed by a disorderly living and work space, you are called to bring order.
When you are disgusted by the sights and smells of your closet, bathroom or home, clean up.
If you find yourself overwhelmed, ask for help from those who enjoy cleaning and organizing.
Begin with a drawer or a closet.
Give yourself one or two house a day.
Reward yourself with something fun and healthy.
If you have a desk or work space, take 10 minutes to prepare it before you get to work.
Notice how much more inviting to work and how much more you get done.
Clear the counters, clean the refrigerator, do the dishes before your prepare a meal.
Notice how much more enjoyable both cooking and eating become with a clean kitchen.
Our homes are a reflection of our consciousness.
When we carry the worries, fears and debris in our minds, our home will be filled with the same.
When we have doubts, judgments and confusion about our work priorities, our office will show it.
When we live in an impeccable environment, we are reminded of how much we care for ourselves.
Give yourself a tidy car that you feel good about driving.
Give yourself a clean kitchen that you feel good about cooking in.
Give yourself an organized work space in which you feel good about doing work.
Give yourself a beautiful bedroom in which you feel satisfied for each day and can easily rest.
It all works together for good, when we are willing to do the work.
If you have falsely learned work is hard and bad and not enjoyable, forgive those teachings.
If you avoided cleaning, because it’s an area of resistance from childhood, forgive your immaturity.
If you are just too confused and resistant, hire help and learn from them how to keep it going.
You will notice a difference in how you think, how you feel, how you create and how you care.
Loving you in loving you,
Monday, October 26, 2009
Love does not withhold or deny others.
Love flows easily and endlessly.
Love never ends and always prevails.
True Giving is done from the heart, never from duty or obligation.
True Giving is a gift to the giver, a gift of freedom and trust.
True Giving has no thought for reciprocity or return.
True Giving is open, generous and willing to simply be given.
When we are giving to get, we are giving from lack.
When we are giving to get feedback, thanks or a gift in return, we are giving from our ego.
When we are giving for the joy of giving, we are giving from abundance.
When are we are giving for the sake of giving, we are giving for the sake of extending our love.
Flow flows with giving.
Love loves with loving.
Freedom frees with freeing.
Being be’s by simply being.
We know our selves and our holy Truth only when we rise above the pettiness of the egoic needs.
We know our selves and our infinite nature only when we give ourselves without needing an outcome.
We know our Identity when we give ourselves without the need to seek approval or acknowledgment.
We know the Love We Are in Truth when we are Loving simply for the sake of Love.
In present moment living, we have no afterthoughts.
In present moment being, we are full of joyous beingness.
Much as a child is totally engaged in the play of life, we can return to our natural state of Love.
In present time, there is only the beauty and Goodness of each moment, enjoying fully.
When I am writing these loving reminders, I am not thinking about you receiving them.
I am fully engaged in being with each word and the experience of letting it flow through me.
When I am writing these loving reminders, there is no time, no space, no separation.
I am one with the process, in the flow, freely giving and fully receiving it all.
I am happy.
I am at peace.
I am in love.
I am One.
I am Being with All That I Am.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Do you erase the past?
Are you seeing only the Good?
Do you see with a critical eye?
Positive = Seeing the best.
Negative = Seeing the worst.
Neutral = Seeing What Is.
What will it take for you to know your belief makes it so?
If you believe there is bad, you will see it to be right.
If you believe in only good, you will see it in order to be right.
If you simply want to see what is, you know you are see through filters of your cultural imprinting.
It is most important to recognize you intention in seeing.
I want to be happy and in love.
Therefore, I choose to see what brings me happiness, freedom and trust.
I want to be helpful.
Therefore, I choose to look for places, people and ways I can be of service.
I want to enjoy and celebrate life.
Therefore, I look for places, people and opportunities to see and celebrate what I enjoy.
I want to remember and create beauty, wholeness and Goodness.
Therefore, I create opportunities to create beauty, wholeness, holiness and Good in my world.
What do you want to see?
What do you seek?
What is your intention?
What do you want your experience to be?
What is the outcome you desire?
Do you wish to eradicate evil from your world?
You will see evil to eradicate.
Do you wish to end suffering?
You will find suffering to end.
Do you wish to alleviate hunger?
You will see hunger in your world.
Do you want to be happy?
You will see the places where you are unhappy.
Do you want to love everyone?
You will find those you do not yet love.
We can turn it around by choosing again for what we really want.
Reframe your quest to see what is.
Request the best way to serve your intention.
Renew your life purpose to align with your highest desire.
Choosing again for what I really intend to see.
Responding with the best in me.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Every act of Love can be received with Love.
When you feel worthy of being loved, you will be grateful.
When you feel safe being loved, you will be willing.
When you feel good being loved, you will be happy.
Every unloving action or words is always a call for help and healing.
When you feel attacked, you are being invited to help and not take offense.
When you feel hurt, you are being encouraged to not take anything personally.
When you feel afraid, you are reminded to forgive your judgments, fears and personal attacks.
Life has many forms of attack, both obvious and subtle.
Accusations and defensiveness are attacks.
Complaining and criticizing are attacks.
Name-calling and belittling are attacks.
Withholding love and gossiping with others are attacks.
Unforgiveness, holding grievances are attacks.
Justification and explanations are often perceived as attacks.
Comparison, judgments and grievances are forms of attack.
Bring up past mistakes, misunderstandings and injustices are forms of attack.
Teaching someone a lesson they have not asked to learn is often received as an attack.
Any time we give less that understanding, compassion and kindness, we may be holding grievances.
Attack begets attack.
Let’s clean up our attacks.
Let us begin again and find a better way…together.
To Be Love is to see only Love and the call for Love.
To be the One is to accept full Response-Ability for extending Peace and Love to everyone.
To be Willing is to forgive all unloving thoughts and feelings in ourselves and others.
To be Open is to extend Freedom and Trust to everyone.
The Work is to be the One who Filters out and flushes all negativity.
The Work is to be the One who responds to all pain with Compassion.
The Work is to be the One who is open for Healing and Helping.
The Work is be the One who holds Love (Freedom and Trust) in our hearts no matter what.
The Work is to do the work that no one else knows how to do.
The Work is to do the work no one else seems willing to do.
The Work is to know that it only takes one to do the Work.
The Work is to freely do the work with gratitude and Joy for Being able and willing to do the Work.
Yes, I do my work.
Yes, I am willing to go the extra mile everyday with everyone.
Yes, I am grateful I can and know how to do the Work.
Yes, I am loving everyone everywhere all the time, knowing this is My Work!
Loving You and All,
¤ I love you ¤
and I know you love me too.
LOVE IS FREEDOM
The freedom for you and I to be who we are.
The freedom to live life as we do.
The freedom to make mistakes and learn from them.
The freedom to express our own truth as we see it.
LOVE IS TRUST
The trust that there is a constant flow of love,
no matter what.
The trust that, in spite of life’s problems,
we believe in and support each other’s right
to live as we choose.
The trust that in adversity,
there is healing and learning and gifts of love.
The trust that under conflict and emotional expression,
there is love
I love you and I trust you.
I free you to be all you are.
Betty Lue 1978
The Gift You Are
You are the gift.
In your healing, I am healed.
In your smiling, I find joy.
In your learning, I am filled with wisdom.
In your free expressions, I am empowered.
In your abundance, I too prosper.
In your spontaneity, I am set free.
In your joy, I know heaven.
And so it is that you give your Self to me
And I receive you with love and gratitude.
I am the gift I give to You
And I fully receive the gift I freely give.
As I know You, I know my Self.
As I give to you, I receive all good.
As I support you, I am supported by the Universe.
As I honor and respect you, I experience gratitude in all my being.
As I love you, I am loving all of God's creation.
I know you and believe in you.
I honor, respect and support you in being.
In you and me is all the Universe.
We are gifts to one another.
Betty Lue 1983
Friday, October 23, 2009
Love never quits or threatens or demand.
Love expresses itself with freedom and trust.
Love needs not correct.
Love does not worry.
Love has no limits.
Love is patient.
Love is respectful.
Love listens from the heart.
Love is quiet.
Love holds the space of Love.
Love extends peace.
Love inspires by example.
Love is open and willing.
Love does no harm.
LOVE says YES.
When asked for help, give it (unless it does harm to yourself or the other.)
Make sure your helpfulness is empowering to the other, rather than weakening with dependency.
When you see something that needs to be done, do it.
Or speak with the person who has accepted the responsibility for doing it.
When you see something to criticize or correct, make sure your own affairs are 100% in order.
Your example is more powerful than any words.
If you must say something learn to be inspiring and effective, rather than critical or belittling.
Assess when is the best time and ask if the other is open to hearing your ideas or feedback.
Be clear when you communicate. I feel……I want, prefer, suggest……..I am willing………….
Respect the others ideas, intention and energy. The fastest way to offend (attack) another is to criticize.
Always seek to listen, clarify and understand the other, before trying to get them to understand you.
Be open when you ask questions and quiet your own mind when you listen. What they say is important.
Remember you upset, emotional state impacts and distorts what you see and think and say.
Take time to clear emotions, find inner peace, remember Love and then respectfully look again.
Most (if not all) upsets, judgments and criticisms are based on past similar unhealed situations.
Heal yourself and your fears and failures and mistakes before you comment on another’s.
Help and advise only when asked, with a set time and place, and recognition that you are valued.
Give advice and counsel when there is a confidential place/time and you are compensated with respect.
Be honest with what and how much you give to another. Never martyr or over give.
If you do not know how to help, acknowledge and refer. If you have a limited opinion, say so.
The biggest mistakes when we are communicating with those we love are:
We attack with criticism or suggestions that deny the others right to choose their way.
We believe that our way is more right or better than any other way.
We choose inappropriate timing or place or words that hurt rather than inspire.
We want agreement right away, rather than letting there be some time to reflect and choose again.
Reexamine your communication, to see:
Is it inspiring and motivating?
Is it helpful and supportive?
Is it respectful and empowering?
Is it creating more trust and freedom?
Is it effective and appreciative?
You can undo past mistakes by forgiving yourself, and simply choose again to find a better way.
Loving you each and every day,
This is for you and all those in your life.
You Are A Flower in the Garden of Life
If you would grow to be your best self
Be patient, not demanding
Accepting, not condemning
Nurturing, not withholding
Self-marveling, not belittling
Gently guiding, not pushing & punishing
For you are more sensitive than you know
Mankind is tough as war
Yet delicate as flowers
We can endure agonies
But we open fully only to warmth & light
And our need to grow is fragile as a fragrance
Dispersed by storms of will
To return only when those storms are still
So accept, respect,
Attend your sensitivity
Cannot be opened
With a hammer
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Where there is hatred, you are called to extend love.
Where there is conflict, you are called to bring resolution.
Where there is sorrow, you are called to bring comfort.
Where there is pain, you are called to bring joy.
Where there is loss, you are called to demonstrate fullness.
Where there is lack, you are called to offer true prosperity.
If you know it not, you cannot truly share.
If you are martrying, you cannot freely give.
If you are feeling separate, you cannot receive what is given.
If you are doing your duty, you cannot understand your purpose.
Life is for giving.
It is in erasing and releasing all blocks to extending the Gift you are that you know your magnificence.
When you are giving, you are forgiving the separation, the fear, the sorrow, the lack.
When you are trusting in the power of your inn Light, you are free to give All without loss.
Truly we lose nothing when we give with the understanding we are giving to ourselves.
We gain everything when we realize gifts freely given are unlimited.
There is always more to be given when we are open and willing.
We recognize our place, our path and our purpose when we celebrate being of service.
True service asks no sacrifice.
True service brings only fullness.
True service comes when we are full.
True service is honoring our highest intention.
To play your part fully:
First feed yourself.
First save yourself.
First, Love yourself.
There is no effort in giving when you are full and connected with Source.
There is inner peace and joy when you are giving from your fullness.
You are receiving all you give when you are giving from within.
You are fulfilling your purpose when you live joyfully and give freely.
Life offers opportunities to explore and discover.
Life gives us feedback on how we are doing.
Life shows us where we are over doing and under achieving.
Life is an open laboratory with obvious scorecard.
Stop judging your life.
You will see how valuable you are.
Enjoy the learning and your will learn more easily and quickly.
Appreciate your willingness to be and you will see how important it is that you are here.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Or feel like a stranger in a strange land?
Want to find a place of safety and comfort?
Looking for some home base or way to relate?
Perhaps like so many awakening ones, you need to stop trying to be ordinary.
Perhaps it is time to accept your self0-chosen destiny.
Perhaps you need to do what will love and serve the authentic You.
Perhaps it is time for you to truly honor and respect you and your calling!
The ones who are conscious and awake know…..
Be alone or serve.
Be alone with the Truth of your being…..
Serve from the place of unconditional love and spiritual wisdom.
Live in a monastery, in a Tibetan cave or ashram…..
Or serve humanity in whatever you do, wherever you go.
Create a sanctuary at home.
Spend time alone in nature.
Play, sing, dance, write and live a simple monastic life.
When you are called, step out into the world to serve the Greater Good.
At the grocery store, on the highway, in the workplace, when talking on the phone…always be in conscious service.
Bring forth the Good in everyone.
Teach by example.
Be respectful of all life.
Be a good steward of what you have.
Take care of those people and spaces with which you have been entrusted.
Honor the past and the future, but live in the present.
Keep your home, your finances, your relationships impeccable.
Clean up after yourself immediately.
Wait for no one, act immediately on your inner voice.
If you see something that needs attention, do it with intention.
Remember always, you are the conscious one, the willing one, the awakening one.
Life is your playground.
Play with joy and gratitude for the opportunity to see and hear and know.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Where there is aversion, there are lessons to be learned.
Where there is neutrality, there may be completion.
Be aware of what you are learning from each one you encounter.
Where others are attracted to you, there is something to be learned.
Where others are avoiding you, there is something to be learned.
Where there is neutrality (neither attraction nor aversion), there may be completion.
Pay attention to what is of value and service to both, you and the other.
Ask within: What can I learn from the encounter?
What will be of benefit to me and to the other?
How can I facilitate the teaching and learning?
What am I to do or say to bring peace and harmony to us both?
Often we answer surface needs and respond with casual conversation.
Many times relationships get bogged down in petty disagreements.
Sometimes people simply are afraid to look for ways to Love and Trust one another.
People learn to be cautious and withholding of their deepest thoughts and feelings.
What would it take for you to engage everyone with words that heal?
How many times have you withheld saying simply, “I love you.”?
Are you willing to reach out with a smile, a touch, a word of gratitude and love?
Can you be the one to respond with heartfelt meaning, rather than superficial words?
Who in your life keeps seeking something from you?
When do you step away rather than move closer?
How can you give what is needed rather than wait for it to be given to you?
Can you accept that You are the willing and conscious one?
What this may mean is the students are ready.
The teacher needs to be show up, pay attention and share the highest Truth.
The willing and conscious one needs to give everything he/she has to be fully received.
The One with the most awareness and openness must give to teach the others.
There is no time like the present….in all your relationships and at all times.
Yes, the grocery store..each phone call….even with strangers.
Give your highest and best always and in all ways and see what happens.
Life is the school.
Everyone is student and teacher.
Only the awakened ones participate fully giving and receiving.
You are beginning to notice what happens when you are willing.
You are making a difference with every thought, word and interaction.
Give your best and trust this is your teaching and your learning.
Loving you, right now, yes You!
Yes, I am trusting you and freeing you to fully BE and freely Give the Highest and Best in You.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Respect your Parents.
Respect your Partners.
Respect your Children.
Respect your Leaders.
Respect your Self.
Respect your Home.
Respect your Earth.
Respect your Job.
Respect your Life.
Respect your Body.
Respect your Human Family.
Respect All Living Things.
What does respect look like, sound like and feel like?
When you are being respected, you feel important, like you matter.
When you are being respected, people listen.
When you are respected, you are recognized and valued.
When you are respected, you can trust you live in a safe world.
How can we demonstrate we are respectful?
How can we change our speech, our behavior and our thoughts to be respectful?
What can you and I do to teach respect in our world?
What is the way to make a difference?
Seek to give your best at all times.
Bury the worst. Exalt the best.
Recognize what works and give it.
Never quit on maintaining common courtesy.
Honor those who lead, teach, serve, contribute with appreciation and respect.
Actively appreciate and bless every positive interaction and contribution of Good.
Actively forgive all disrespect, negatives and judgments.
Exalt the Good for Goodness sake.
No swearing or belittling. Make a positive and constructive suggestion if you must.
No talking about another. Talk with them privately.
Attend to what is calling for attention with love and gratitude.
Speak kindly to those who seek your help and encouragement.
Treat all beings with the respect you wish to teach and experience.
Practice common courtesies, like “Please” and “Thank you”.
Talk to one person at a time with no interruption to answer the phone.
Excuse yourself from conversations that are unkind or belittling.
Recognize those people who take on extraordinary roles of decision-making and leadership.
Appreciate that others are usually doing the very best they can with what they know.
Be willing to treat yourself, your home, your job, your body and your life with the respect You deserve.
Remember, you are teaching by example.
If you want your world and those around you to be more respectful, be respectful of yourself and them.
Forgive every act of unconscious thought, word and deed. Clean up your own act.
Live as though all life matters, including your mental images, your words and your deeds.
Contribute to those people and places that live respectfully.
Be willing to acknowledge your unconscious choices when you see they are disrespectful. Make amends.
Keep your agreements. Be punctual. Pay your bills. Value what is valuable. Demonstrate gratitude.
Respect comes from us.
We can teach our world.
Lead by example.
Giving the best I know,
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Whether we do it consciously or unconsciously, we are creating.
We don’t often take responsibility for our creations, because we judge them.
We don’t often forgive our “mis-creations” and then choose again more consciously.
This physical realm is where we have the opportunity to fully experience our creative potential.
The ego often takes credit for the “Good” creations and blame other powers for the “bad” creations.
When we judge, we get “stuck” with what we have created, rather than immediately undo the untrue.
When we forgive all judgments, what is “created” simply moves on and we allow a blank canvas.
One day at a time……simply create one day at a time.
One vision to be held in the mind, until we know it is fine.
One quality to be lived in each word and deed that we give, Love only Love.
One act filled with gratitude and joy will beget more gratitude and joy.
Egos create drama, struggle and distress.
Spirit creates peace and ease and harmony.
Egos build challenges and unhappy endings.
Spirit fills our world with encouragement, hope and support.
Egos are in competition.
Spirit joins for the Good of All.
Egos may act unconsciously and without consideration.
Spirit is aware and chooses with wisdom and love for everyone.
Egos take ownership and credit.
Spirit gives gratitude for Higher Power.
Egos build defenses in thought, word and deed.
Spirit is defenseless and trusts in Divine outcome.
Egos need to be right and hold their opinions.
Spirit chooses to be happy and lets Love lead in all things.
Egos strive to be better than others, to win at all costs.
Spirit realizes all are equal and serves the Good of all with no losers.
Egos build protection against outside enemies.
Spirit clears their inner world of conflict and fear.
Egos conjure up justifications and explanations for withholding Love.
Spirit recognizes and forgives all inner obstacles to Love and to Loving.
Egos create defenses against what they have made fearful.
Spirit forgives the fear and sees more Goodness to Love.
Egos blames externals and past history for its fearfulness.
Spirit forgives all fear and seeks the Truth beneath the false.
Our creative practice serves to strengthen our awareness of our creative power.
Our judgments on what we create weaken our power and stop being responsible.
Our work is to see, forgive, erase, undo and choose again.
There is no value in being unwilling to take responsibility.
Let us see and be the Love we are created to be.
In this there is forgiveness, healing and greater appreciation for the Power of Love.
Blessings to us all,
We have spent the last few days with grandchildren in Petaluma and at the Reunion Lake House, where we are creating a sacred space to renew, reflect and respond to the Love within. I love the beauty and bounty of this Earth and all creation. Blessed be..
Friday, October 16, 2009
Together there is nothing we cannot do.
It takes a village to raise a child.
It takes a nation to bring peace to our world.
It takes just one to feed someone who is hungry.
It takes just one to smile at someone who is lonely.
It takes just one to reach out a trusting hand.
It takes just one to comfort the one who has lost his best friend.
Wherever you are, there is someone who needs you so……
Observe your world.
Look into their eyes.
Listen within and hear what you are to give.
There is no compromise.
What you can do is far more than you yet know.
Listen and learn from your elders.
Listen and give to those who have nothing.
Listen and love those who are afraid.
Listen and give comfort to those in pain.
Listen and give shelter to those who lie in the rain.
Listen and give inspiration to those who are discouraged.
Listen and give hope to the depressed.
Listen and give food to the hungry.
Listen and give faith to the bereft.
Listen and give clean water and food to the sick.
Listen and give your Presence to the lonely.
Listen and give aid to those needing help.
Listen and give encouragement to those wanting to succeed.
Listen and give….wherever there is need.
Whomever you serve with love in your heart is a source of inspiration and fulfillment to you.
Whomever you serve is the part you are here to realize the gifts within you.
Whomever you serve is helping a part of yourself, the family of humanity.
Wherevere you give, you will know great joy and gratitude simply for giving.
Yes, giving for the sake of giving is forgiving yourself for withholding your gifts.
Giving, freely and fully giving, sets you free to realize there are no limits for those who serve.
Loving you in giving the Gift of your whole and Holy Healing Self!
This email was sent by a thoughtful and loving young adult, still working on her own life purpose and direction, still figuring out her own way to be an independent and contributing adult.
Listen to her heartfelt message.
Everyone can give, no matter what their circumstances.
If you are stuck on ways you can be of service, ask me how…….
"Stand up we shall not be moved,
except by a child with no socks and shoes.
If you 've got more to give
than you've got more to prove,
put your hands up and I’ll copy you.
Stand up and we shall not be moved,
except by a women dying from a loss of food
If you've got more to give than you've got more to prove"
Flobots "stand up."
The holiday season is here. If the middle class people feel like we’re struggling, just think about the huge homeless population.
These last few years have only been getting worse for donations, not only on food but everyday necessities.
We are all in our own situation through different means.
We should not judge when we have not walked in ones shoes.
Nor is it our right to prosecute the children of these populations for what they have no control over.
Every year around this time I hear of various organizations that are trying to better our people.
Who am I too not help out?
I have a car, a job, a bed, roof over my head, food in my stomach, nice clothes on my body and lots of extra stuff laying around I do not need.
The other day I found three things of toothpaste.
I know I bought them on sale because it was such a good deal.
But really why do I need all of them?
So, I went through my bathroom and house and found multiplies of things that others need way more than I do.
I also bought items with my money and used coupons wisely to donate to the Berkeley food and housing project.
Please check out www.bfhp.org to see what you can donate.
This is just one organization I came across this year that desperately needs what ever you can give.
Many church's, after school programs, shelters even animal shelters.
The fire depts or police will know of other places that may be close to you.
Please do your part starting today to think about how you can give.
This is the true meaning of the season anyways.
Please also forward this and put on your myspace or facebook page.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The week of Oct. 4-10 we were on vacation sabbatical, which became one day away in San Diego ( see story below) and then 5 days of having fun exploring, choosing and purchasing all that is needed for our Reunion Lake House Spiritual Retreat and spending a day there creating more fun possibilities, ie: a Zen garden and great color schemes, décor and furnishings. This week our computers were off line for a day and then 24 hours of no power with the fabulous storm Tuesday, so here we are today...Energized, refreshed and in love. Here is writing I did for my talk on Sunday morning at Unity. You can hear all of our Sunday talks at UnityontheDelta.org by clicking on “past talk" on the left column.
I am loving you and enjoying life to its fullest.
PS I never deliver what I have written...
It is always spontaneous, inspired and guided from within.
Unity Talk Sunday 10/11/09
Holy Spirit gave us the Gift of Forgiveness
Jesus demonstrated the value of forgiveness many times over in the Bible stories.
How can we not use forgiveness as our primary tool for freedom and Happiness?
A Course in Miracle focuses on Forgiveness as the primary tool for Healing.
The healing of God’s Son is all the world is for.
That is the only purpose in it, therefore, the only one it has.
Forgiveness offers everything we want.
Forgiveness is the key to happiness and inner peace.
How can we turn away the best gift mankind could be given?
How can we deny its consistent practice….everyday in everyway?
How can we not use what is effective and efficient in generating a fun, safe and easy life?
How can we deny ourselves the key to being happy, healthy and in Love?
Let’s learn how to forgive every anger, every fear, every hurt and every tear.
Let’s together commit to love ourselves, our Godness and the God in everyone we meet.
Yes, people forget to love. Yes the world teaches to hate and fear. Yes, we have become forgetful too.
But now is the time to Love God in me and in You.
Trust. Trust. Trust.
Forgiveness is enough.
Keep it simple.
Keep it true.
God in me is loving You.
So Trust. Trust. Trust.
Here is our story.
This week we were on a six day sabbatical to stay on a houseboat in Harbor Bay, San Diego.
We dropped off our suitcases and went to buy the groceries for the week at Trader Joes.
The windows were all wide open, so we closed most because there was a chill in the air.
When we returned, there was a sewage smell and by bedtime, it was overpowering.
We tried to sleep, but had a restless night, having opened windows and closed doors to bathrooms, etc.
Upon awakening, we decided to get up, pack up and leave after the manager’s office was opened.
I called the timeshare SVC office, they refunded our points for the week, since there were no other available accommodations available.
Southwest Airlines got us flights home for reasonable exchange fee.
Rental car refunded half our money.
Trader Joe’s took back all our unused groceries. We had lunch with our ministry student and friend.
And flew home to our home sanctuary and resort.
We have used our time effectively choosing and purchasing paint, carpet, bathroom amenities, window coverings and furniture for our Unity and Reunion retreat Center, the Lake House which is being renewed for all of us.
This could have been distressing and stressful, if we believed it was a mistake.
This might have been upsetting and caused anxiety, if we did not know it was on purpose.
Instead, we laughed and called it our 24 hour vacation in San Diego.
It gave us a 12 hour houseboat experience and showed us again how easily we can change plans.
I had the opportunity to see the many ways I had created this whole experience.
I was using up timeshare points, but really hadn’t needed a getaway.
I had mentioned we could come home early to do some shopping for the Lake House.
I had wondered whether the houseboat would be clean enough for me.
I had noticed we had no plans except for the first day lunch.
I had talked about taking a vacation at home sometime, since we have all the amenities where we live.
What creates Instant Forgiveness?
1) Judgments mean nothing. They are made up based on history and the little we know.
2) Laugh at the circumstances and watch the upset disappear. “How unlike me!”
3) Be curious about what happens. “This is interesting.”
4) Ask “What is this telling me or teaching me?”
5) Forgive ignorance. “Father forgive us, for we know not what we do.”
6) Forgive forgetting to listen and being asleep.
7) Shower and Cleanse. “I release and I let go. I let Spirit run my life.”
8) Take care of yourself. “The more I love, trust and respect my Self, the more I love, trust and respect others. The more I love trust and respect myself, the more others love, trust and respect me. The more I love, trust and respect myself, the more others love trust and respect themselves.”
9) Get back on path. Every upset is a wakeup call, to show me where I am off purpose and not listening within.
10) Breathe, remember and bless. “This is not what I want to experience, therefore I let it go and replace it with Love and blessing.”
Nothing and no one can harm me.
Everything is in my own best interests.
With God all things are possible.
I am always in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.
Everything always works more exquisitely than I can plan.
Remember, you are loved, just as you are.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Remember children learn by what adults do, not what we say!
Are you willing to be truly responsible for your life?
Are you able to respond with wisdom, compassion and love?
Are you willing to take impeccable care of your responsibilities?
Are you behaving as a conscious mature adult or a dependent needy child?
Is your life in order and on purpose?
Are you taking care of business each and every day?
Are you wondering if you are capable of taking care of your relationships and your commitments?
Are you interesting in learning how to undo what is no longer serving you?
Can you easily and gratefully let go of those things, obligations and people who drain you?
Are you able to acknowledge you mistakes and choose with more wisdom each day?
Can you tell the truth without blaming others or feeling guilty?
Are you willing to acknowledge when you have created too much to handle well?
Responsibility is the ability to respond with wisdom and consciousness to whatever comes your way.
When your life is in order from within your own mind, it shows in your home.
When your life is harmonious with all your relationships, it shows in your health and energy.
When your life is on purpose in how you use your time, energy and money, you will be successful.
When your life is organized, healthy, energetic and successful, you will be both powerful and at peace.
You can begin just as conscious parents educate their children.
Everything is a metaphor and training for everything else later in life.
Put away your toys.
Make your bed.
Place dirty clothes in the hamper.
Eat healthy food.
Watch good programs on TV.
Get plenty of fresh air and sunshine.
Treat everyone with respect and kindness.
Keep yourself clean in thought, word and deed.
Do your homework.
Pay attention when someone is teaching you.
Learn by observing.
Don’t interrupt when others are talking.
Say “Please” and “Thank You.”
Stay safe and help others be safe.
Be loving and caring to others.
Do one thing at a time and do it well.
If you have not learned these simple and essential habits, begin now and watch your life change!
Life is a process of undoing faulty teachings and beliefs and learning new responsible habits.
I know you can begin again and learn what was missed along the way.
Reminding you with Love, Betty Lue
Make sure you are doing all these responsibilities before you can teach your children
Practical Suggestions for Responsibilities
You Can Expect Your Child to Begin at Specific Ages (Dependent in the early years on verbal/motor development)
Ryan says to his mother as he's running out the door, "Mom, I'm late for basketball practice. Would you please do my homework for me?" The teen's mother says, "No, son, it just wouldn't be right." "That's okay," replies the boy. "At least you could try."
We have failed to teach responsibility in our homes. Children expect others to do for them -- including homework.
Many "Baby Boomers" were never trained to be responsible and hence they have failed to teach this important characteristic to their children. As a result children grow up without this godly characteristic and so they lack this essential characteristic for success. Both the physical world and the spiritual world require responsibility to succeed.
If we teach out children responsibility in the home, it will have the following beneficial effects:
- Our children will become responsible. They will be more of a joy to live with at home.
- Because responsible children are such a unique commodity in today's society, our children will be sought after for babysitting, lawn mowing, and other employment opportunities outside the home.
- Parents will find themselves with more energy, because they are doing less tasks that now are being done by their children.
- Because the home runs more smoothly with less stress, parents will be able to consider the option of having a larger family.
- Responsibility should be taught at an early age. There are tasks which teach responsibility that even an infant can accomplish. What follows is a list responsibilities -- tasks which teach our children to be responsible, productive, and helpful. Take look at the list. Are your children learning responsibility in your home? (The following list is cumulative, that is, each age level should include the responsibilities prior to it.)
9 - 24 months
· Putting dirty clothes in hamper.
· "Helping" with grocery shopping (putting items in basket and on check-out counter, handing things to mom to be put away at home.)
· Cleaning with mom (give child a dust rag, child size broom, empty spray can/windex bottle for "pretend" cleaning).
· Watering plants (with pre-measured amounts!).
· Beginning to help make beds - (begins with handing the pillows to mom until later).
· Yard work (helping collect trash and toys, etc.).
· Simple errands ("bring the diaper to mommy, please," etc.).
2 - 3 years
· As language develops, requiring politeness on a regular basis ("Yes ma'am", "No sir", "May I please be excused", greeting, etc.).
· Generally including child in every-day activities on a regular basis (cleaning, shopping, etc.).
· More complicated errands ("Take this towel and put it in the hamper", etc.).
· Laundry (beginning to help with sorting by mom handing him things to put in appropriate piles, transferring clothes from dryer to basket, etc.).
· Learning more specific neatness qualities (putting toys in proper spots).
· Taking his dishes to the sink and helping to clear table.
· Carrying groceries in from car (give child one light item or a small bag).
· General errands (carrying diaper bag into meeting, carrying mom's purse to the car, etc.).
· Simple decision-making ("Would you like juice or milk to drink?").
· Put books and magazines in a rack.
· Place napkins, plates, and silverware on the table.
· Clean up what they drop after eating.
· Toilet training.
3 - 4 years
· Making bed (begins with watching mom -- mom helping child -- mom watching child) standards must be clear and reminders frequent.
· Keeping room neat and taking daily responsibility for it.
· Regular morning routine becoming established (getting dressed, cleaning room before breakfast).
· More complex decision-making ("Would you like to wear the blue or green pants?").
· Becoming "other-oriented" (drawing pictures for someone, making encouragement notes to dictate to mom, thank you notes for birthday gifts).
· Learning to use the telephone properly.
· Established and regular responsibilities (bedroom, getting the mail, emptying bathroom trash cans, etc.).
· Helping wash the car.
· Simple hygiene - brush teeth, wash and dry hands and face, and brush hair.
· Undress self - dress with some help.
· Carry boxed or canned goods from the grocery sacks to the proper shelf.
4 - 5 years
· Taking his laundry to designated place on laundry day.
· Sorting laundry with supervision.
· Begin learning to fold laundry and put it away.
· Hang socks, handkerchiefs, and washcloths on a low line.
· Cleaning table after meals.
· Helping with meal preparations (learning to measure, stir and use small appliances).
· Spread butter on sandwiches.
· Prepare cold cereal.
· Help mother prepare plates of food for the family dinner.
· Make a simple dessert (add topping to cupcakes, pour the toppings on ice cream).
· Hold the hand mixer to whip potatoes or mix up a cake.
· Setting the table.
· Taking out the trash.
· Helping make decisions about meal choices, outings, time with friends, etc.
· Carrying groceries in from the car and putting them away.
· Help with grocery shopping and compiling a grocery list.
· Polish shoes and clean up afterwards.
· Follow a schedule for feeding pets.
· Help do the dishes or fill the dishwasher.
· Dust the furniture.
· Share toys with friends (practice courtesy).
· Tell parent his whereabouts before going out to play.
· Play without constant adult supervision and attention.
· Polish silver.
· Polish car.
· Sharpen pencils.
5 - 6 years
· Unsupervised responsibilities (making bed, washing out trash cans, etc.).
· More complicated meal preparations (making frozen juice, toast, scrambling eggs, cutting with blunt knife, baking).
· Make own sandwich or simple breakfast, then clean up.
· Pour own drink.
· Prepare the dinner table.
· Tear up lettuce for the salad.
· Helping with younger siblings (changing diapers, helping with bath, bottle feeding, entertaining while mom is out of the room, feeding/dressing toddler siblings).
· Laundry (sorting, learning to use the washer/dryer, measuring detergent,fold clean clothes and put them away.) .
· Cleaning (using cleaning supplies properly, cleaning unsupervised areas like bathtub or polishing furniture, clean mirrors and windows).
· Sons -- carrying "heavy" things for mom and helping with yardwork.
· By this time child will begin to carry out responsibilities unasked and begin to offer help in areas parents don't require help in.
· Make bed and clean room.
· Dress on own and choose outfit for the day.
· Learn to tie shoes.
· Answer the telephone and begin to dial the phone.
· Pay for small purchases.
· Help clean out the car.
· Take out the garbage.
· Decide how he wants to spend his share of the family entertainment fund.
· Feed his pets and clean the living area.
6 - 7 years
· Simple meals prepared (making sandwiches for lunch, preparing drinks, fixing breakfast for mom and dad, preparing salad for dinner, peel vegetables).
· Regular quiet time becoming a part of daily routine.
· Totally unsupervised laundry responsibilities when needed.
· Increased responsibilities for younger siblings (dressing infants/toddlers, entertaining them for longer periods by reading to them/playing records, etc., helping school them).
· Learning the purpose and beginning usage of tools (lawn mower, hand tools, etc.) and helping with home maintenance.
· Shake rugs.
· Water plants and flowers.
· Prepare own school lunch.
· Help hang clothes on the clothesline.
· Hang up own clothes in the closet.
· Gather wood for the fireplace.
· Rake leaves and weed.
· Tie own shoes.
· Care for his own minor injuries.
· Keep the garbage container clean.
· Clean out inside of car.
· Straighten or clean out silverware drawer.
· Oil and care for bike.
· Take phone messages.
· Run errands for parents.
· Sweep and wash patio area.
· Water the lawn.
· Wash dog or cat.
· Train pets.
· Take pet for walk.
· Carry in the grocery sacks.
· Get self up in the morning and go to bed at night on own.
· Learn to be polite, courteous, and to share; respect others.
· Carry own lunch money and notes back to school.
· Leave the bathroom in order.
· Do simple ironing.
8 - 10 years
· Complete responsibility for their rooms on a daily basis (bed making, dresser drawers, closet, vacuuming, etc.).
· Unsupervised yard work (i.e., lawn mowing, edging, clean-up, gardening).
· More complex meal preparations (pour and make tea, coffee, and instant drinks, using sharp instruments, baking, using appliances, beginning meal planning).
· More difficult cleaning projects (scrubbing kitchen floor, windows, cleaning appliances).
· Summer jobs (lawn mowing, dog sitting, babysitting, odd jobs for vacationers).
· Financial planning (computing percentages for saving, tithing, offerings, gift-giving and assuming responsibility with parental oversight).
· Beginning car maintenance (helping dad with minor repairs, learning tool usage, washing/waxing).
· Help rearrange furniture. Help plan the layout.
· Run own bathwater.
· Help others with their work when asked.
· Shop for and select own clothing and shoes with parent.
· Change school clothes without being told.
· Fold blankets.
· Sew buttons and sew rips in seams.
· Clean storage room.
· Clean up animal "messes" in the yard and house.
· Cut flowers and make a centerpiece.
· Pick fruit off trees.
· Build a campfire, get items ready to cook out (charcoal, hamburgers).
· Paint fence or shelves.
· Help write simple letters.
· Write thank-you notes.
· Help with defrosting and cleaning the refrigerator.
· Feed the baby.
· Polish silverware, copper, or brass items.
· Clean patio furniture.
· Wax living room furniture.
· Change sheets and put dirty sheets in hamper.
· Buy groceries using a list and comparative shopping.
· Cross streets unassisted.
· Keep own appointments.
· Receive and answer own mail.
· Wait on guests.
· Plan own birthday.
· Simple first aid.
· Do neighborhood chores.
· Sew, knit, or weave (even using a sewing machine).
· Do chores without a reminder.
· Learn banking and to be thrifty and trustworthy.
· Handle sums of money up to $5.00.
· Be alone at home for short periods.
· Take the city bus to selected destinations.
· Proper conduct when staying overnight with a friend. Pack own suitcase.
· Responsible for personal hobby.
· Handle self properly when in public places alone or with peers.
11 - 12 years
· Join outside organizations, do assignments, and attend. Able to take responsibility as a leader.
· Put siblings to bed and dress them.
· Clean pool and pool area.
· Respect others' property.
· Run own errands.
· Mow lawn with supervision.
· Help Father build things and do family errands.
· Schedule himself time for studies.
· Buy own sweets or treats.
· Responsible for a paper route.
· Check and add oil to car under supervision.
13 - 15 years
- Determine how late he should stay up during the week. Also determine how late he should be out for evening gatherings (through mutual parent-child discussion and agreement).
- Responsibility for preparing family meals.
- Social awareness: good health, exercise, necessary rest, correct weight, nutritious food, physical examinations.
- Anticipate the needs of others and initiate the appropriate action.
- Acceptance of capabilities and limitations.
- Self-respect or individual worth.
- Responsibility for one's decision.
- Mutual respect, loyalty, and honesty in the family.
Monday, October 12, 2009
See this week’s classes listed below!
How can we discover a New World, a New Way, a New Perspective, a New Attitude, if we stay comfortable?
Yes, Columbus was an adventurer, a risk taker and a visionary.
You, too, can step out of your comfort zone and try on new ways of being and seeing.
You can choose to explore opportunities to create a whole new life.
To move beyond the familiar and manageable lifestyle requires that you let go of what is known.
No matter your age, physical condition, financial state or current living situation, you can explore.
No matter what your friends or family tell you, you can choose to make attitudinal changes.
No matter how stuck you have been in depression, fear, pain or loss, you can choose again.
No matter what, trust and freedom (the conditions of Love) will remove obstacle and set you free.
VISION= First, imagine and envision what you want to experience.
You must see where you are going before you can get fully motivated.
FAITH= Believe you can achieve what you have conceived.
Believe in yourself, the Universal support, God, the Goodness that you deserve.
PASSION= Feel the desire (“from the father”), the fire in your belly.
Allow yourself to really Want what you Want with no doubt and no fear.
COMMITMENT= Be determined to keep going to completions.
Never quit on your dream and you will always succeed with joy and learning along the way.
STRATEGY= Prepare and plan each step judiciously with awareness of what you need.
Keep reminders and listen always to the voice within. (intuition= the Voice of Spirit in you!)
ACTION= Take action everyday in the direction of your dream.
It is only through your willingness to do what it takes that you will succeed.
GRATITUDE= Appreciate yourself for being willing to follow your dream.
Enjoy and be grateful for each step of the way and all that you learn and discover.
“Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing at all”. Helen Keller
And we are not deaf or blind as she was.
Let her life be an example for us all to “GO FOR IT!”
Most of us are living careful, limited, comfortable existences.
Many are like cases of walking depression or suppressed happiness!
What will it take for you to get up and create something beautiful and good?
What will it take for you to go where you always dreamed of going?
What can you do to make your dreams come through you?
What are you willing to do today to begin to wake up, to dare, to do and to rejoice?
Loving You in your new adventures!
Don’t forget all our classes resume this week!
Do It Anyway
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy it all overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
Classes resume this week with joy and gratitude.
Lots of inspiring awarenesses to share and I am sure you have learning experiences to share as well.
Never a dull moment when you are showing up, paying attention and telling the Highest Truth.
Hope to greet you with a smile and a hug! Betty Lue
Miracles and Messages: “Instant Forgiveness and Its Benefits” 12:30-1:50 PM PH Center
Time to clear the world of all that is no longer for the highest good of all. We are the spiritual filters.
Creative Living: “Clear History. Own Your Part. Honor Your Calling.” 7:00-8:30PM PH Center
Forgive, Know and Choose. These steps are needed to create powerfully. You can dare to choose.
Wednesday ( twice monthly)
Principle Centered Relationships: “Universal Principles Work” 7:-8:30PM PH Center
Apply powerful metaphysical principles to all your relationships to create harmony and healing.
Note changes: 2009 dates are Oct. 14 and 21, Nov. 4 and 18, Dec. 2 and 9.
Practical Spirituality: “Living Spiritual Truth Everyday” 1:30-3PM Brentwood Unity Center
Using guided imagery, inner listening and spiritual principles, we can handle difficult situations.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Glad to be back after our week sabbatical.
(See forgiveness practice below.)
To undo our anger, fear, hurt and resentment is healthy.
When we hold onto old memories and experiences, they become toxic and debilitating.
When we cling to that which is negative, dark, heavy and hurtful, we make ourselves sick.
When we believe the worst in others, we fear the worst in ourselves.
To erase the pages of past negative learning and hurtful experiences is to free ourselves to create anew.
To undo what is no longer true is to release our consciousness to begin again with no limits.
When we carry the past into the present we tend to recreate the past in our future.
When we miss the opportunity to free ourselves from what was, we are prisoners of our history.
What if lack of forgiveness keeps us dreaming bad dreams.
What if unwillingness to forgive keeps poisonous thoughts flowing through our minds.
What if refusal to let go makes our body sick with dis-ease and pain.
What if belief in remembering all the hurts makes us fearful, cautious and limited in trusting.
Is it possible that withholding our love is literally keeping us in harms way?
Is it possible that we hold the key to health and happiness but refuse to unlock the door?
Is it possible that our difficulty with forgiving is setting up ever more painful experiences?
Is it possible that our lack of forgiveness has erased our creativity, accomplishment and success?
There is no harm in forgiving.
It can only set us free.
There is no danger in forgiving.
It can simply help us see.
There is great Good in forgiving.
It will make us whole.
There is true release in forgiving.
It frees our very soul.
What happens when we forgive everything and everyone?
We are released from the limits of human history.
We open to receive wisdom from Great Mystery.
We can sing with freedom and total trust.
We will rejoice where Love is a must.
Forgiveness reveals Higher Truth.
Forgiveness heals misunderstanding.
Forgiveness clears all fear.
Forgiveness allows us to hear Spirit within.
Forgiveness gives us new beginnings.
Forgiveness is the source of all winning.
Forgiveness is the end of great guilt.
Forgiveness leaves Higher Power as guide.
Forgiveness allows only Love to reside.
I heartily recommend we learn to forgive just as easily as erasing a line from our writing or deleting a message on our computer. I suggest we learn to undo everything that is not wholly true and loving.
I teach and practice:
“Life is for giving. It is only in fully giving the gift of Love I Am that I will realize the Peace and Power of Infinite Love.”
Forgiving us all for forgetting to Love fully and freely,
30 Days to Enlightenment and Waking Up
30 Days to Healing and Seeing things Differently!
This exercise has a profound impact on how we see and live our lives.
This daily practice will heal and transform your life
With continued practice, there will be a spiritual awakening.
Forgiveness heals our perception and gives us Response-Ability.
Choice empowers us to Create our Experience Consciously.
Gratitude expands what we Choose and increases our Joy.
Begin each morning with a pad of lined paper and a pen.
Write and say 30 forgivenesses as they come to mind.
Simply write “I forgive”…and let the rest just come from within.
(No need to understand or feel anything.)
I forgive you for being mean.
I forgive myself for letting anyone hurt me.
I forgive my body’s limitation.
I forgive myself for being late.
I forgive everything.
Make the sound “AAAH” for 1-2 minutes.
Imagine that you are opening your mind.
Now write and say 30 Choices.
I choose to be happy.
I choose to be free.
I choose to do what I love.
I choose to forgive….
In the Evening (before bed)
Write and say 30 Gratitudes
I appreciate the energy I have.
I love being happy.
I am grateful I have you in my life.
I thank God.
Make the sound “OM” the Universal sound for Love and God for 1-2 minutes.
PS Even a few of each is better than none.
Do what you can and trust it is working.
Loving You always,
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Are you willing to laugh?
Do you stay open to what is present?
Can you adjust without resistance or worry?
We are on vacation, taking a six day sabbatical.
Our intention was to spend time in San Diego on a houseboat.
We always make loose plans, because circumstances often change.
So they did and we adjusted quickly and easily.
After a rather sleepless night with the sewage smell in our houseboat,
we decided to check out and return home to a place of peace and beauty, ease and joy.
The vacation timeshare took care of us.
Southwest Airlines took care of us.
Trader Joe’s took back our unused groceries.
And our home always provides sanctuary and renewal for us.
We are using our time to create goodness, beauty and wholeness.
We feel blessed and are doing little things more leisurely.
We are planning and shopping for the renewal and preparation of the Reunion Lake House.
We are creating from a place of joy and love and gratitude.
Where there is forgiveness, there is instant letting go.
Where there is letting go, there is perfect trust.
Where there is perfect trust, there is listening within.
Where there is listening within, there is guidance and inner peace.
And so it is that we have enjoyed our holidays (Holy days).
And yes, we have accomplished designing and purchase of paint and carpet, furnishings and drapes, bathroom vanities, doors, etc all with laughter and ease .
We are creating a retreat home for all who seek to renew themselves with joy and inner peace.
We are offering a gift of Love to our churches, Unity and Reunion, our friends, students and families.
Yes, this is the space we have held in our visioning for many years, looking in Oregon and N. Calif.
It is two hours from the Bay Area and our Rio Vista home.
It offers the serenity of nature and has many parks and trails to hike.
The community of Hidden Valley Lakes has both year round residents and vacationers.
The local area has many different cultures all blended together, so is truly friendly and helpful.
The pace is slower with people looking out for one another.
The natural beauty is awesome and inspiring.
The Reunion Lake House has a beautiful vista overlooking the lake.
We are within a short walk of the “little beach” with a kids playground and picnic area.
The yard will be easy to clean up and plant more beauty.
I am creating a Zen meditation garden with fountain in the front yard.
There will be play areas in the back yard.
Sleeping space for many in the house and the community has its own campground.
Lots of amenities, pool, tennis, golf, etc. Fun for all ages.
Lots of organic produce and products in the Middletown grocery store.
Notice that I am enthused about getting the Lake House ready for you to visit.
I love to create sacred spaces for all to enjoy and remember the Love and Wisdom within.
Blessings to us all as we remember:
“Everything always works more exquisitely than we can plan!”
Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.
Let all that you do be done in love."--1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Sunday, October 04, 2009
The flexible ones keep trying options until they succeed.
Those who are both willing to explore and never quit, eventually succeed.
Those who are flexible in their ideas, perceptions, approach and determination always win.
Failing comes when we have a fixed goal and are unwilling to be open to alternative outcomes.
Loss is experienced when we believe we know what is best and are unwilling to change our minds.
What if we discover that what we thought we wanted is not highest and best for those we love?
What if we learn that everything always works more exquisitely than we can plan?
Is it possible that what we seek is unhealthy and yields unhappiness?
Are we willing to look at our choices differently?
Are we open to the possibility that only when we let go of safe, can we reach for what is Great?
Are we willing to be responsible for playing our part fully, giving our best and trust the outcome?
Recently I have watched how I save pennies thinking it was a good deal, while spending extra time.
I have seen how false economy can lead to missing what is really the highest choice in that time.
I noticed how people eat in a restaurant for $50-$100, and complain about fees of $50-$100/hr.
My Dad used to grocery shop at 4 different stores to save money from coupons and specials.
(He had the time and loved the social interaction. Saving money was his excuse.)
As I was buying a backpack on wheels for my granddaughter, I thought all those money conscious thoughts and explored excessively, while imagining she would not appreciate the money spent.
These are judgments which are unnecessary and unloving. This is thinking which is not helpful and denies the love which seeks to give her the best to care for her back. I stopped myself and asked for Robert’s encouragement to do the “right” thing, the loving thing and simply give what she wanted and needed.
My gift to you and me today is:
Remember to do and spend and give only and always with Love and Gratitude.
Realize we live in a world of judgmental opinions, false beliefs, cultural myths as well as common sense.
Recognize we are here to love and respect, trust and support one another in being happy and healthy.
Return to the ways that are innocent and natural, giving always and only with childlike Joy and Love.
Be willing to open the door of your heart and spend time, money and energy on what you love.
Be open to trusting and freeing your creative and giving nature.
Be honest with yourself about medicating the pain of not loving with temporary excessive pleasures.
Be forgiving of those areas of false spending, giving to get and stepping away from your heart’s desires.
Love yourself and others well today.
Succeed at doing what you love for the sake of Love.
Allow your flexible and creative spirit to show you the way.
Give up past ways of withholding Love and contradicition of values.
Give Love and Love will give to you.
Live Joy and Happiness will be your gift.
Be Peace and see Peace in you life.
Set Your Self free to Be the One you seek.
Loving you, Betty Lue
Love is willing.
Love is protection.
Love is healing.
Love is happiness.
Love is God.
Yes, Second time to share this everyday miracle of love.
Appreciate the opportunity to give love.
Trust all is well.
Sometimes we see the miracle with our human senses .............
Sometimes the miracle occurs without physical proof beyond this world.
God as a resurrected dragonfly!
Reiki hands and lots of loving appreciation and she flew away to our delight.
Friday, October 02, 2009
Perhaps feeling depleted?
Perhaps wrapped so tightly, no one can see the Love in You?
Perhaps afraid to Be the Love You Are?
Perhaps distrusting of what Love brings?
Perhaps losing yourself in unrequited Love for one other?
Perhaps hopelessly and foolishly giving your self to a Love that failed?
Perhaps grieving for a Loved One lost?
Loving is your Essence.
Love is the Life Energy in You.
Love is your way of creating.
Love is how to navigate through Life.
Learning to move through the obstacles is the value of consciousness.
Letting go of fear, resistance, painful memories, grievances and resentment is the work.
Healing, Clearing, Releasing, Erasing and Forgiving the past is essential to love again.
“Innocentize “ (sanitize your innocence) to remember what pure Love brings.
Surely Loving is better that fearing, hating, hurting and resenting.
Surely it is better to give Love and radiate what is Good than to wait for Love to come to you.
Surely you can find something or someone to Love to release the pain and pressure of not loving.
Surely you prefer a life of joy and empowerment, than a life of sorrow and depression.
Love really is more than the human mind understands.
For much of humanity, love is enticement and seduction, seeking pleasure and self gratification.
Most media portrays Love is something to seek, to get your needs made and fulfill your life.
Many people seem to think loving is about getting something in return, “giving to get”.
Human love encourages expectations and conditions.
Human love fails and disappoints us.
Human love has obstacles, challenges and difficulties.
Human love varies with moods, seasons, health, thoughts and feelings.
True Love is the energy from which we live and have our Being.
Real Love lasts for all time and eternity with steadfastness and constancy.
Pure Love knows no boundaries, no specialness, no neediness.
Perfect love is free of fear, unaffected by thoughts, feelings, obstacles or limitations.
To really Love is to give your whole self Life, Joy, Peace and Power.
To really Love is to Love your whole and holy Life.
To really Love is to fully realize your path and your purpose.
To really Love is to use everything as an invitation to give your Love fully and freely.
Breathe into the love you are.
Remember the joy of the first sunset.
Remember the freedom of running on the beach.
Remember the joy of pure ecstasy somewhere in your life.
Remember the Gift of Being the Real Love You Are.
Love no matter what.
Love simply for the Joy of Loving.
Love never ends.
I am loving you with passion, with purpose, without limit and without end.
Note: Today to Petaluma for the Grand Two, Gia (11) and Sofia (almost 4).
Then to Hidden Valley Lake, to choose paint, carpet and more for the Reunion Lake House, a place for spiritual retreat…..You are invited, because we Love! No loving Reminders tomorrow, because we will not have computer….. Next week we are in San Diego Harbor on a houseboat sabbatical, so probably no computer. Always can be reached with the 800-919-2392
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Everyone is our teacher.
Love is the lesson.
Delight shows us the way.
To motivate and inspire, we must be motivated and inspired.
What motivates and inspires you?
What gives you the feelings that you want to learn and grow?
What helps you work to help and know?
When the teacher is critical and cranky, we feel bad and afraid.
When the teacher is appreciative and happy, we feel hopeful and determined.
When the lesson is difficult and serious, we feel tight and stressed.
When the lesson is fun, safe and easy, the learning is enjoyable and empowering.
How we show up in our families and workplaces, as well as with ourselves, determines the outcome of our life’s teaching and learning experiences.
Where there is Love (freedom and trust), we feel safe to explore our own unique ways of learning.
Where there is Joy, (inspiration and appreciation), we feel motivated and encouraged.
Where there is Opportunity (creative possibilities), we feel challenged and capable.
Where there is Positive regard (gratitude and affirmation), we feel supported and valued.
Each one of us is a teacher to those who see us, hear us and know us.
Consider what your thoughts, words and actions are teaching.
Are you focused on your work and making money?
Are you stressed and upset with your family?
Are you living the way you want your children and society to live?
Are you a giver or a taker?
Are you enjoying life or simply surviving day to day?
Are you critical and negative or appreciative and positive?
Are you respectful in all your relationships, using common courtesies?
Do you refrain from using pronaity, name-calling and crude languaging?
Are you emotions under control with no need to use ange rand threats or tears and guilt?
Do you treat your children with the greatest kindness, patience and understanding?
Do you listen with your whole mind and heart rather than jump to conclusions?
Do you care as much about your family as you do about your clients and those in business?
Are you living the values you want for your children and those in future generations?
Do you clean up after yourself everywhere or expect someone else to do it for you?
Do you feel proud of your use of your time and money, even when no one is watching?
Are you aware of how much how you live and love and give determines the quality of your life?
You are here to motivate yourself and others.
You are here to educate yourself and others.
You are here to illuminate yourself and others.
I am inspired to learn and light the way as I go,
Note: We are in San Diego October 5-10, so no classes during the week.
I am available immediately by phone and by delayed email.