Friday, December 27, 2013

Being With What Is

The day before Christmas I was making scalloped potatoes using a mandolin slicer.  I sliced my finger.  Just a tiny cut that bled profusely, (not into the potatoes), that I took care of with medicine and a Band-Aid.  I felt like I had to be very careful and protective so it wouldn’t hurt again.   

Life is like this.  Something hurts me emotionally, and I try to protect myself. I try to protect myself by resisting what is, blaming, or making new rules.  For instance, I wanted my finger to heal instantly, I blamed myself for not using the mandolin correctly, and for a short time, I decided to never use the mandolin slicer again.

I also want to tell the story, and I want a listener to feel sorry for me or agree with me.  In the past, I might have told people “Look I sliced my finger!”  and if I didn’t get what I needed I’d tell someone else, and with each telling the story would get bigger – “Look I almost sliced my finger off!”

Four days later I’ve forgotten that tiny cut unless I’m doing something that involves the sliced finger.  Then it hurts. 

Life is like that as well.  I think I’m resolving whatever it was, then something comes up that brings everything back in my face again.

This cut is helping me understand the Buddhist concept of ‘being with what is.”  At the moment of the pain, I can’t resist it, I can only breathe through it, knowing that everything is temporary.  My body is self-repairing.   When I don’t resist, I don’t blame or make new rules or keep telling the story.

As a metaphysician, what do I do while “being with what is?”    Dr. Holmes writes in the Science of Mind “A thought of Love is always healing… “   Yes, I love.  I love myself, my finger, my emotions and even the mandolin slicer. 


God is Love and Love is the greatest healing agent in the universe.  God is all there is which means Love is all there is, so this is who I am – Love made manifest.

I now choose to let my thoughts and feelings rest in Love.  I let Love be my autopilot, moving me constantly back to center.  In the center, I am with what is, always choosing the way to love everything and everyone, including myself, into the highest and best good.

How grateful I am to experience The Divine in so any ways, especially Love.   I now release these words into the Mind and Heart of God, knowing they are so, and so it is.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Regardless of Appearances, the Future Looks Good.

Those of you who’ve been reading my weekly messages for a few years know that during this season I venture out among the shoppers to take the pulse of the collective consciousness.  I do this by looking at the colors and decorations adorning our malls and stores, and talking to sales people and shoppers. 

This year, the word I’d use to describe the theme of the decorations is ‘classic.’  The dictionary defines this as “judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.”

Everywhere I went the main decorations were classic Christmas trees, decorated in big red, gold and silver balls with lots of lights.

When I talked with sales people and shoppers, for the first time in my research there were no “favorite” ornaments, though I noticed the ‘new’ ornaments were woodland animals, made of a bristly type of material.    
Red was predominant.  Yes, it’s the color of Christmastime, and it’s the color of Love.  It is the warmest color of the spectrum.  It’s exciting and energizing.  It’s the color we relate to sexual energy, and also to anger.  It’s used to get attention and it’s used to denote courage.

Silver is about reflection and cleansing, and also intuition.  Gold is about confidence, wealth, higher ideals and wisdom.

I interpret the underlying message to be that we want our lives back!   We’re tired of the political bickering and underlying rage.  We’re tired of being afraid to go outside.  Our intuition says there’s more to life than the acquisition of things. We’re ready to passionately live a life that is the highest and best for all.  We have the courage to move this cleansing period so that our lives reflect a new confidence, higher ideals and the wisdom that we know is possible.   We’re ready to live life authentically!

Breathe deep, regardless of appearances, the future looks good.


Gratefully I acknowledge the Presence of The Divine.  It is speaking to me from every corner of the Universe and It is saying “Remember who you are – you are My Own Self.”

I breathe deeply and let go of anything that no longer serves me.  I am open to the experience of the season as it moves through me.  I recognize that I am the one who must make the difference in my circle of influence, and I choose now, to live in peace and love and harmony.  I live from a deeper place than I ever have before, and I see before me a world that works for everyone.  I keep this Vision foremost in my mind.   Life Itself is living through me, with ease and grace.

How grateful I am to remember this.  How grateful I am to be a vehicle for Love in our world. I release these words into the Law of Mind, knowing they are so.  And so it is.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Honor the Decision, One Moment at a Time

Yesterday a great man died who spent most of his life working for freedom.   Today I watched a video from Mary Morrisey where she recounted her meeting with Nelson Mandela.  She had asked him how he’d gone from being an angry young man to one who was known for promoting peace.   He told her he had to make a decision, and then honor that decision, one moment at a time.  

Dr. Holmes writes in the Science of Mind “The one who wishes to demonstrate some particular good must become conscious of this particular good, if they wish to experience it.”   Mr. Mandela’s decision was made in prison where he lived in for 27 years.  That means the only place he could have become conscious of the ‘particular good’ was in his mind.

He told Mary Morrisey that he constantly had to ask himself “If my being in this moment were actually part of something much bigger, much more important, then how would I be in this moment?”   We now know that a small jail cell can’t stop one who has a greater idea.

What ‘particular good’ do you want?   How would you be if it was already true?    Be that!  We no longer have any excuses.


I know there is only one Mind – the infinitely intelligent Mind that is the Source and substance of all.  The energy of this Mind fills me so completely I think It is my mind, however it’s my use of this One Mind that is co-creating my reality.

Knowing this, I am open to becoming conscious of the particular good I desire.  This good not only benefits me, but it serves the highest and best for all.  I now live each moment as if the good I desire is here now. 
Whatever my good is, it is God in form, and I celebrate that!

Gratefully I release these words into the Law of Mind, knowing they are already so.   And so it is.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Always Better than I Imagined

Last weekend, a group of us went to our fairgrounds to decorate a Christmas tree for the Kennedy Kreiger Tree Festival. The building was big and cold. There were boxes everywhere and lots of undecorated trees.  The tree we got was much smaller than we thought it would be.  Our ornaments were caterpillars and butterflies that we’d made from recycled plastic bottles and other things.   As we decorated, we started with an idea of what it would look like and discovered ways we could add and subtract things to make it even better.   When we left, it was a sweet little tree we named “The Transformation Tree,” in a big room, surrounded by other trees in the process of being decorated.

The Festival opened Friday morning, and when I walked through the doors, I was surrounded by the lushness of Christmas. Everything, in every direction, was beautiful, even magical, including our little tree.    

This is the way the Universe works in my life.  I get an idea, do the work I know how to do, and when the manifestation comes, it’s always better than I could have imagined.   How grateful I am to remember this!


At the core of all things is the One Source – the Heart of the Universe.  Divine Love flows into my heart and out into my world.

I let the beauty and joy of this holiday season fill me up.  I choose to experience it mindfully. I honor the Divine Gifts that are always being given.  I place my ideas in Mind, knowing It is infinitely intelligent, and do my part, and the results are amazing.  I acknowledge these results with a conscious recognition of the Presence of The Divine.

Gratefully I celebrate how Spirit works today. God is good and all is well in my world.  And so it is.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Dreams Fulfilled

This week has been amazing.   One of my dearest dreams has been fulfilled.  I have in my possession the first copy of my first book! 
It’s brought up many memories.  I’ve always wanted to be a writer.  I remembered writing a story in 3rd grade about a rabbit that the nuns praised me for – which made me write another story about  a young girl having a visitation of Mother Mary.  The nuns loved it so much I got to read it to other classes – including the high school ones!  I kept writing – it was so much fun!  I even got in trouble writing a slightly erotic story (as erotic as a virgin of 14 could write 51 years ago) and passing it around my homeroom class for “reviews.”  I wrote stories and articles for popular magazines about current events and got lots of rejection letters. And then I stopped.  

It wasn’t until I found the Science of Mind in my early thirties and did a lot of inner work that I started writing again – and for the last 10 years have written a spiritual message once a week that’s gone out via e-mail to over 1000 people.  Now 365 of those writings are sitting in front of me, encased in a beautiful cover that’s an amazing painting called “Galactic Event” by Kelly Walker, a Baltimore artist friend.  My book is even listed on Amazon!!!

I feel like this IS a Galactic Event – now I’ve got the first book in hand, the floodgates are open and the rush of inspiration I felt as a youth is back.  Right now 3 non-fiction and 2 fiction works want to come through.  For a moment I had a “why didn’t I do this sooner” feeling.  I let that go.  The time is now.  There are no longer fears – the fun is back!    

What about you?  We all have dreams that we wished we’d achieved when we were younger. It’s never too late for our dreams, so what’s holding You back? 
Is it fear that your gift isn’t good enough? Your gift is God given, how could it not be good enough?   
Fear that you don’t know enough?  Ernest Holmes writes in the Science of Mind, “The universal Mind contains all knowledge.  It is the potential ultimate of all things.  To it, all things are possible.”    You can trust that wellspring of Infinite Intelligence within you to bring you the information you need.
Fear that you’ll be rejected?  Yes, you might, yet if you’re really intentional about expressing your gifts, you’ll get to the right people at the right time.
Fear that everything will change if you let yourself live your dreams?  Yes, everything will change, and though it might feel uncomfortable for awhile, soon you will realize that Life got better than you can possibly imagine now!

It’s time.  The Universe needs you to fulfill your dreams. Face the fear and do it anyway.  It feels so good!     

We live in an infinite field of creative potential.  This field is made of Divine Energy.  It is flowing all around us and within us.  It is the Source and substance of all that is. It animates our bodies, fills our hearts and empowers our minds.

Knowing that this amazing Divine Energy is both Love and Law, I let my dreams out of the closets of my mind and fill them with Divine Life.  There is nothing too hard for God, so there is nothing too hard for me.  

 As I let my dreams come out, I feel the Power of them and realize I am the one who’s been hiding.  I choose now to honor my God given gifts and talents with a deep feeling of awe.  I can do this!  I can live my dreams! 

How grateful I am to know I am expanding my consciousness to include all of me – to include my dreams and the changes that will come because of them.  I am open to receive all of Life’s blessings as I step out on my Path.  Life is good.

I release these words with Love into the Law of Mind knowing they are done.  And so it is.