Recently I escorted a dear friend of my mine to the hospital to undergo a medical procedure prior to being admitted into the hospital for chemotherapy for a very aggressive form of cancer. Although my friend has maintained a very good spirit about the whole situation, I thought about what I might want from a friend in a time like this. All I knew was to be myself because that was the person that was invited along to help with this challenge. We have spent some wonderful hours and days together. I learned a great deal from the medical staff but more importantly from my friend.
My friend never gave any thought to a negative outcome. She did not want to discuss her condition with nay-sayers or doomers. You know the folks I am referring to, regardless to what you tell them you are experiencing they will have you in a worst situation just by their choice of beliefs and words. So nothing bothered her. Her wisdom was displayed as she waited until the very last to tell others about her health opportunity. She tells me she is healed and I hold that vision with her. I have no other choice, this is my friend. And so it is by her own belief and trust in God.
On each medical visit I was invited into the room by my friend. I was honored that she trusted me with all the intricate details of what she was facing. So when we went for this last procedure, a PET scan we were both very comfortable about the whole affair. She was required to drink some awful tasting stuff prior to the scan. So there she was leaning back in this chair as we talked and she waited for the scan. The Nurse came in to check on her and she told the nurse the mixture was nasty but she was drinking it. The Nurse responded, “Good because I will be back in 30 minutes to give you the rest of it.” Boy I could not hold it, I burst out in laughter! The look on her face was price-less. We both laughed hysterically for a long time. The Nurse said everyone needs a friend like that, one who could add Joy to an otherwise dismal experience.
Friendship is Price-less and Friends a true gift from God. Do your friends know they can count on you for whatever they stand in need of? Perhaps they are having a bad day and just need to yell and scream, maybe even curse, rant and rave. Love them through the experience. That’s what they need from you. Unconditional acceptance is a gift you can freely share with them. Just listening is sometimes enough. You are the Friend. Trust the friendship to reveal to you exactly what is needed to help in the healing process.
What do you hear when people tell you who they are? Do you listen to them or do you process it through the personal filter of your expectations? Do you hear their reality or do you hear blah, blah, blah because you need to hear only what you choose to hear? In the end you want to blame the person for not being who you assumed they would be.
Most people show up in their authenticity and when we listen to what they have to say we can truly learn who they are. Yet we often miss the message because we are not truly listening. People really do tell us who they are, even if it does not sound like what we want to hear them say.
Practice intentional listening; truly listen to what is being said by the other person. They will tell you the truth about who they are. Do not allow your expectations to interfere with what you hear. What are they telling you about themselves? Are they unavailable? Are they afraid? Do they need you to support them: emotionally, mentally or spiritually? Do they desire to share themselves and looking for a safe environment for that to occur?
I hear from many people their frustrations about a relationship that ended bitterly. In most instances it stems from one or both not sincerely listening to the other. One or both played the game of selfish motivation. They wanted the other person to be what they needed them to be and not who they truly were.
Today participate in total surrender to listening to what people are saying to you. You will receive rich blessings by uncovering the depths of the true souls of folks. You will hear stories of desires, goals, past pains and hurts, a longing to be heard by others.
Thank God for gifting you with two ears and one mouth. This implies we are to listen twice as much as we talk.
Webster’s definition of the word – transform: to change the form or appearance; to change the condition, character or function of.
The power of Giving Continual Thanks has created a Transformation in me. I see every detail differently. I see the beauty and wonder in all. I honor and respect all people, everywhere. I look upon nature in a new light. My load has been made lighter by the simple act of always, always acknowledging my blessings and giving Thanks!
I am transformed into the human God designed me to be. My appearance has changed to reflect the same Goodness God embodies. My character is welcoming of diversity and accepting of all nationalities. My function is to serve others and remain Thankful for the opportunity to do so.
I love this new me, the same me just heightened by a higher consciousness and awareness of the excellence of humanity. I am ever Thankful for the many and varied experiences that are given to me to enjoy this life. I welcome all seeming challenges with open arms. I am connected to the Only Source I need. I plug in as often as necessary. That connection is in the simple yet profound statements of Thanksgiving.
I Thank The Master for keeping me here to witness and appreciate the fullness of the Universe. I give Thanks this day for opened eyes and an open heart to receive the abundance that is mentioned in most religious books. I know The Secret, it is the Inclusion of all of Humanity in a world of Peace, Respect, Honor, Dignity, Compassion, Forgiveness, Acceptance, Tolerance, Justice, Harmony, Unconditional Love, and Value.
I give Thanks today for my awareness of Heaven here on earth.
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Today celebrate all of Humanity as we end this month of Oneness and Unity. Embrace the uniqueness of each person in your life. No two are alike and that is marvelous.
Celebrate the variety of life. Celebrate God today. Celebrate the Unity of Diversity. Celebrate knowing that you are creating a world of Excellence for all people. Celebrate with thoughts of Peace and Harmony. Celebrate with genuine Acceptance. Celebrate the same breath being freely given to sustain life in all individuals.
Let us continue to live our lives in full appreciation for the diversity and variety in God’s Kingdom here on earth. Let us welcome people into our lives with a pure heart. Let us discontinue to think and react because of false information received. We are all an offspring of The Most High. We are each a child of Infinite Intelligence. The Creator made all of us in the same Spirit and with the same Unconditional Love. We are all the same.
Celebrate your contributions to the wellness of a world of Peace. Be Peace for yourself first. Then extend that Peace out to all, to every living soul you interact with. Celebrate the wonder of life. Celebrate the free gift of living in this day, at this appointed time.
Celebrate a new you, fresh and fully alive with gratitude.
Celebrate and enjoy the wonderful workings of all those around you.
This is a perfect day to Celebrate all of Humanity!!!
I see you have answered your call to service and I am proud of you. I know there have been some bumps in the road but that did not and could not stop you from pursuing your dream. You knew what you desired and went after it with full attention.
Perhaps you are still waiting for your answer from The Creator, which is a wonderful place to be also. As long as you are taking the necessary time in meditation and prayer, your answer(s) will be revealed to you. Trust the process of life. We cannot microwave every detail for an instant fix or cure. Let it simmer in the oven of The Most High and you. Some things take time to become the best it came to be.
Your call to service implies that you are serving other people with your work. The work you do may be in art or in listening to those who are experiencing challenges in their life. The work you do may involve you doing volunteer work at an agency for the disadvantaged population. The work you do may be providing a safe environment for others to share and grow.
Your call to service is definitely one of the cornerstones of a United Humanity. We need you in this massive work to be done to create Unity and Oneness for each living and breathing human.
All contributions are encouraged and welcomed. Each area must be addressed by the finest God has put in place to do the work. There are a multitude of concerns and you have the ability to perfectly serve with your special skills and talents to uplift and heal.
Wherever you are on the spectrum, we are very excited for your commitment. We are pleased to have you join in the victory of establishing Heaven here on earth. We extend our deepest and most sincere appreciation to Your Work!
Where is your Passion? Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. Concentrate and focus on your strengths today. Build those areas up to a point they become areas of brilliance and expertise. Yes accentuate your positive aspects. We each have gifts and talents. What is strength for you may not be strength for someone else. Truly you are not required to do it all.
As we each strengthen those areas we are good in, it builds a massive movement of folks doing those things with great honor that they do well. There is no need to be strong in all areas, some areas are just not suited to you. Build on your strengths and find the resources that you may require in other areas.
Are you an organizer of things? Become an expert in that and offer your services to others. Are you skilled in managing a project after it has been designed? Are you the one who has ease with figuring out the intricate details of a computer? Are you a gifted designer of programs? Are you a great leader of people? Do you love working with numbers?
Whatever your field of expertise, capitalize on that and leave the other to people who are gifted in those areas. I love to write, allowing God to bless me with the written word. I may not always want to go back and edit the work, nor do I enjoy some of the programs on the computer. Sometimes I still use a pen and paper to jot down my ideas. If that is how it comes then that’s what I use. I am Blessed with Wonderful Souls who have served to edit my work with great pride. That is their area of expertise and I sincerely appreciate them and their gifts.
I no longer desire to do it all, at least not all by myself. I look for individuals who are gifted in areas other than mine. We can then bless each other by the sharing of our gifts and talents. And we get to focus on our own true areas of expertise, building them stronger.
Accentuate your positive today. What can you offer to the service of others?
God has granted humans with the awesome power to experience various emotions. None of them are bad. None of them are good. They are simply emotions that will certainly pass.
When you truly ‘feel’ the emotions you are in a place to ‘heal’ the emotion. If you have chosen to think it is bad or undesirable, consider your source of reference. God has given this emotion to you to fully experience. Some emotions come clothed as opportunities to learn a bigger lesson in life. Some come to make us feel better about things. Either way do not become attached to the emotion. ‘Feel’ it completely. Allow it to penetrate every cell in your being. Then release it.
As we allow ourselves to be honest with exactly what we are experiencing, it opens the doors of healing. If we have decided that the feeling is somehow bad, we must rethink it. Why would we have this emotion in the first place? Discomfort comes to remind us. Joy comes to remind, also.
This exercise has helped countless individuals who have come to me for help. I tell them what they are ‘feeling’ is neither right nor wrong, it just is. As they fully experience whatever they are going through, they realize the fulfillment is in the going through of the emotion. Soon they witness the beauty in their experience and rejoice.
So whatever it is for you today, ‘feel’ your way through it. Fully and completely get involved in the emotion. Temper tantrums are permissible. ‘Feeling’ down is okay, go all the way as low as you can go. Suddenly it loses its magic grip on you. You have acknowledged it and now it can pass.