Friday, April 10, 2015

A Shift

What happens to your emotions when you don’t get what you want?

This morning I went to a Weight Watchers meeting with high expectations.  All week long I had followed the program exactly.  I ate the right things, did lots of exercise, and drank lots of water.  I walked into the meeting feeling great!

A few minutes later I was ready to quit.  I also wanted to cry, but I wasn’t doing that in front of 24 men and women!  I wanted to walk out after the weigh in, especially when others started giving me their stories as a way of trying to help me not feel so frustrated.   I made myself stay for the class even though ever fiber of my being wanted to run out the door.

The class was on Attitude Adjustment.   

Did you laugh?  I did. 

I had gone to the meeting with expectations.  My expectations weren't met.  I fell into an old pattern of wanting to run.  What was I running from?  My feelings.  I didn’t like feeling disappointed.   It took a bit of time, but I finally really felt my feelings. 

If you've been reading me for awhile, you know my middle name could be Pollyanna.  I can always find something to be glad or grateful about, so I took a better look at the experience I had. 

How much had I gained?  0.2# -- yes that’s right – 1/5 of a pound!   When I looked at it that way – my attitude shifted.  It wasn't a pound – or even ½ a pound.  I took a deep breath and decided to continue with the program. 

That silly 1/5 pound inspired me to take a longer walk this afternoon. I know I am becoming healthier, and that’s a good thing!       

Again I ask you - what happens to your emotions when you don’t get what you want?  Can you make an attitude adjustment?   Yes, you can!

Spirit is infinite intelligence and unconditional love. It has my highest good in Mind. Spirit in me, as me, is always in the right place at the right time. 

Knowing this, I refuse to get knocked off center.  I breathe deeply into every situation and see what good is in it for me. I rely on Divine Mind to help me attain and maintain the consciousness I am desiring to have. I hold to the Truth of my being – that there is only one Life, that Life is God’s Life, and this is the life I am living now.  I choose to make it a good one!

I appreciate being able to have an instant attitude adjustment.  I gratefully accept and acknowledge the reminders the Universe is giving me.

I release these words into the Law of Mind, knowing they are deeply embodied within my being.    And so it is.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Intentions

The other day there was a total solar eclipse and a new moon on the Vernal equinox.  Individually each event is symbolic of new beginnings.  Everything happening on the same day seems like a giant invitation from the Universe to consciously set some intentions and create newness in our lives.

Mary Morrisey, in her Prosperity Plus program, suggests starting a personal Vision statement with the words:  “I’m so happy and grateful.” I like this because being happy and grateful is one of my intentions.  So here’s a few of mine:
I’m so happy and grateful that my intention is to continue becoming more comfortable in my body.
I’m so happy and grateful that my intention is to be more focused on Spirit.
I’m so happy and grateful that my intention is to continue to be a living example of living in Principle.
I’m so happy and grateful that my intention is to continue to open my heart and live in compassion.

Now if I think of these three celestial events as a major portal in my life, I know that as I wrote and then read out loud each one, I left the past behind and stepped into a new me.  How grateful I am to know that as Dr. Holmes wrote in the Science of Mind:  “Love points the way, and Law makes the way possible.”

What intentions would you like to set?  Think about this prayerfully,  write them down, and read them out loud.    
Look out world!!  We’re powerful!

Gratefully I acknowledge the powerful  Presence of The Divine.  It is absolutely everywhere.  It is living life as me, through me, for me.  I rejoice that this is so. 

I know that as I stated my intentions for myself, I not only opened myself to a new understanding and experience of who I am – I also help lift the consciousness of humanity.  How good this feels to be able to be of service to my world!

I now declare I see evidence of my words all over the place.  I recognize Spirit everywhere, and this is good, very good.

I release these words into the law of mind, knowing they are so, and so it is.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Living in Delight

The OTHER DAY I POSTED This tweet:

“Life responds to me in delightful ways”

A friend re-tweeted it with this addition:

“How long has it been since you held the sensation of delight?”

Delight is defined in my dictionary as “a high degree of gratification … and  … the power of affording pleasure.

How long has it been?

Many of us pride ourselves on how busy we are.  If we’re not busy, we feel like there’s something wrong, or missing.  Yet how much are we missing by always being busy?  Today take delight in your life – especially the little moments.

In order for the Universe to respond to you in delightful ways – you've got to be delighted!

How do you do that?  Be grateful for everything.

How delightful it is that we woke up this morning.  How delightful my first cup of coffee is.  How delightful it is to have a period of meditation.  How delightful to hear my cat purring while I’m meditating.    

Go ahead – add some of your own.


“We exist in Limitless Opportunities, which are forever seeking expression through us.”  ~ Ernest Holmes

Gratefully I acknowledge the limitless opportunities that are always presenting themselves to me.  I know they are mine by right of my consciousness. 

I declare that my life is full of delightful experiences and I see them, and experience them.  Life Itself lies open to me so that I am held in the sensation of Delight. 

There is so much to be grateful for.  I am in awe of the Universe.  I celebrate the Truth that there is only One Life – this Life is God’s Life – and this is the Life I am living right now!

I release these words to Spiritual Law, knowing it is so.  And so it is.

Friday, January 23, 2015

You Were Born Rich

"How comfortable it makes us feel to have a good fat checking account, an account big enough to draw on in emergencies without impoverishing us when it comes to paying for our ordinary needs.  Let us talk about another kind of account which is equally important.  We are calling it our spiritual bank account because we believe there are real spiritual forces that we can draw on and deposit in our own minds and which can be used in any emergency, in any stress or strain of life."                                                         Ernest Holmes  ~ Living the Science of Mind

Oh yes, how comfortable it feels to have a good fat checking account.  Even If we have a stack of bills to pay, for a moment we can pause and feel the delight of having money!

Imagine getting a monthly ‘bank statement” from the Universe.  It would have unlimited funds in the deposit column and the withdrawal column would have a list of our thoughts and feelings. 

Dr. Holmes wrote in the Science of Mind something about the only thing we have to pay is Spiritual Coin. What is Spiritual Coin you ask?  I believe it is the time and effort spent consistently re-evaluating our current thoughts and implanting new ones. It is examining our feelings around our desires and fears, and working to express or release them.  It’s living our lives with compassion and gratitude.

Imagine the deposit column showing moment by moment deposits of Love.  How comfortable we’d feel!  I believe this is the Truth.  Love is always filling us up, urging us from within to use it wisely, yet share it freely! 

You were born rich!

Affirmative Prayer

The Universe is a generous giver, indeed that is Its purpose.  To give to Itself through us at the level of our belief.

 I now choose to believe I am a great receiver. I am a channel for good to come into the world.  Whether it be love or money, or love and money, my heart, mind and arms are open and I receive with grace and give with joy.

I am so grateful for all I have ever had, all I have now, and all that is coming to me.  Life is so good and I am comfortable!  And so it is.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pay Attention!

At the end of the film, Boyhood, the young ones have hiked into the mountains, and two of them are standing on top of a rock hill – the one speaking has his arms stretched out, and he yells this line at the top of his voice:   

“It’s like all of time has unfolded before us so we can stand here and yell “F*#! Yeah!”

I practically jumped out of my chair.  Not only was the scenery incredibly beautiful, but I could FEEL what he was saying!   I am so in love with this line!  Everything has been orchestrated, just for us, to have the experience we’re having moment by moment.  All of life is continually unfolding Its beauty before us, offering Itself for our appreciation and gratitude.

Pay attention to what you’re paying attention to!  That’s what the Universe responds to. 


We live in an infinite field of creative potentiality.  This Field has everything in it we could possibly want or need, and more.  This Field is unconditionally loving, and responds to us with ease and grace.

Knowing this, I now declare I am a magnet for more – more beauty, more joy, more expanded experiences.  I am ready to know the Truth of my being – that I am so much more than I have thought up until now.  I am of such great value that the whole Universe lays at my feet, ready to pleasure my senses and my every need.

I am so grateful I am tapping into this Reality more and more.  Life really is Good.  Life is God.    And so it is.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Be a Curator


Every year I pick a new daily reader book to start my morning spiritual practices with.  This year I decided to revisit Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Simple Abundance.

On January 1st she wrote about being “the curator of your own contentment.”  I have fallen in love with this phrase.  A curator (from Latin: curare meaning "take care") is a manager or overseer. Traditionally, a curator works for an institution like a gallery, or museum,  and is a content specialist responsible for the institution's collections as well as being involved with the interpretation of the material.

So Sarah is saying:  Be the one who “takes care of” your contentment - be a content specialist responsible for your own contentment.

I imagine my mind as my own museum.   I see rows and rows of display cases and filing cabinets.  Some cases and cabinets are old and dusty and some have been visited often.  Each is filled with memories of events – who was there, where we were, what we were doing, The colors, sounds and the feelings those events evoked. 

These are the stories of my life.  As the curator, I honor all the stories, the good and the bad, and as the curator it is up to me to interpret those stories as to how they applied to my life when they happened, and how they fit into the context of today.  As I examine my collection I have to ask myself - Are the ones that have been visited often filled with tales of woe and victimization or love and happiness?  What about the dusty ones?

As curator, I get to choose what’s on display at every moment.  I get to name my collection – and right now, I choose to name my current gallery showing “Contentment.”   How delightful this is!  I know that what I focus on I get to experience more of, so I eagerly anticipate new stories for my collection.

How about you?


How grateful I am to remember there’s only One Life – that Life is Divine Energy moving through me, responding to my thoughts and feelings, setting the Law of Attraction in action, creating new memories – new stories of my Life – at every moment.

I am the curator of my contentment.  Knowing this, I now declare that every experience I have fills me with contentment.  In my family life, my work life, my social life, my activities are geared to making new stories of happiness and well-being.  As I declare this, every corner of the Universe is working for me in the highest ways possible to make this so!

I am so grateful for all I have ever had, all I have now, and all I will have.  I recognize it all as the workings of the Divine in, as and through me, even when I didn't think it was.  I am now experiencing greater good, greater God.  Joyfully I release these words into the Law of Mind, knowing they are so now.
And so it is. 

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