THE WAY

The way you do anything is the way you do everything!

Strong statement but its true. Do you always handle situations and people with integrity and truth? Do you always show up being your authentic self?

I choose to always show up in my authenticity regardless to where I choose to go or where I may find myself. I love the person I have become. I treasure the gifts I have been given to share with the world. I feel honored that God would bless me with these gifts and I gladly show my appreciation by proudly displaying myself in true form.

I do my best to always share in honesty and truth, however there are times when I truly wished I was not asked a particular question. What I have come to accept with complete Faith is that I must be honest because I desire that to always be my communication with others. I desire for others to always be honest with me. There have been times when hearing the other person’s truth was difficult to hear but I heard it none the less. This is my way to honor and respect the truth of who they are.

My integrity is all I have to offer. My word is my bond. Even in times when I am tired and really do not want to go and participate, it becomes difficult for me not to honor my word. And when the situation is beyond my abilities I tell the person I cannot do what I had promised to do in truth. I do not make up a long story which sounds good, I share the truth. Likewise when I have committed to do something I do it with ease and joy. I know I am fulfilling my word, my promise.

This can be especially challenging with one’s self. Because we think we can fool ourselves by avoiding and not telling the truth. But at our core we know the truth and believe me it will set you free to tell it. No longer do I judge myself by or with others. I am a unique expression and no one will ever do anything the same way that I will. I accept it is perfectly okay to allow others to fully express who they are as well.

The way you do anything is the way you do everything!

A NEW DAY

To think you did absolutely nothing to earn this day, it is purely a gift to you from God.

What will you do with this gift? Will you spread Peace, Joy, Love, Harmony, and Justice to everyone you encounter today? Will you live as though this may be your last day of life? Will you show Appreciation and Gratitude for this gift? What will you do and how will you use this day?

I will live this day to the fullest. I will shower others with complete acceptance and acknowledgement. I will show concern for the less fortunate and the disadvantaged. I give a hand up to those who may be experiencing discomfort in their lives. I give all that I have spiritually to those around me. In this attitude my words and actions are encouraging and supportive. My life reflects my knowingness of the Goodness and Oneness of God. I extend Grace and Mercy to all. I demonstrate Love at its highest level which is unconditional.

A new day has been given to me. I did not nor could I have worked hard enough to gain this day. It is by virtue of The Supreme Spirit that I am able to participate in this day of life and living.

I give thanks to The Most High. I bow in respect and honor to DAO. I acknowledge Allah as the sustainer of my life. I submit to the teachings of Buddha. I pay tribute to the Ascended Masters and to all Ancestors. I am a grateful steward of life this day.

The humans on my path this day will know I honor and treasure them for just showing up along with me. God is expressed through each person I exchange a word or a smile with this day.

This new day is a welcomed and treasured gift. I joyously explore this day with the wonder of a small child, seeing the beauty in everything and I am amazed by its presence.

SOMETHING TO PONDER

While my mother and I were having a discussion, she asked me a question that I am still pondering. She asked what I thought could have happened to the many abandoned babies fathered by our military men from previous wars like WWI and II, Korean, or Vietnam. She said so many were probably outcast by their communities as being half breeds or whatever term one would use to describe a person not of full blood of any particular race. She knew some of the military men that were responsible for new life overseas that had to leave them behind when they returned to the United States. My mother said that they would be grown now and with children or grandchildren of their own. She just wondered how they felt as they grew up without their American fathers. Could this be the cause of so much global social unrest? Is the current state of affairs the result of what American military men did while away fighting a war to protect their country?

So often we fail to look at our contributions to disharmony. But what about these babies who are now grown men and women. What did they experience as children of absent fathers? Fathers, some of whom may not have even known they left a pregnant woman behind. My mother said she heard of special places for these children where they were outcast from their original families. They were abandoned twice, once by their father and next by their family of origin. To think on the reality of this and the possibility of it, is worth time to ponder.

The children may have grown up thinking where is the justice in this situation that I had no control over nor was involved in. These same children may have grown up filled with hate and anger, or with feelings of despair, non-acceptance and isolation. How did we, as Americans, deal with this in the past? Did we attempt to resolve this issue? Did we turn a blind eye to this situation? Do we dare recognize its possible existence now?

Just something to ponder!

HOLY JUSTICE

Have you ever thought to yourself about getting even with someone for something that has happened? Not you, well think about someone else whom you have seen do this. Does the person ever get even? Who is judging the outcome?

Let The Supreme take care of that getting even stuff. It is bigger than you anyway. What are you going to do, make the other person life miserable? Or are you not going to speak to them again? Or are you going to talk about them behind their backs to others, in hopes that others will agree with you and claim you are right? Who cares, is my attitude!

Our human bodies are at their ultimate healthy state when in perfect peace and harmony. However, when we allow ourselves to hold onto negative emotions we create sickness in our bodies. Negative emotions can appear as headaches, stomach aches, high blood pressure or any other unhealthy state of being.

Our bodies want us to allow it to live in Love and Joy. In this state of being we are in harmony with all of life and living. We live in freedom and positive thoughts. We think only on that which is good and very good, thus creating space for more of the same to manifest for us.

Holy Justice is accepting you do not have to do anything but live a life free of hate, greed, injustice or any other negativity. Holy Justice implies that a Higher Source will and can handle all that is done unjustly to you. Holy Justice means trusting that it is handled by a force stronger than you.

Holy Justice means God is always in control. Holy Justice means that you are not required to do any fighting to vindicate yourself. Holy Justice is always at work.

WHAT DIRECTION ARE YOU GOING?

The other day I attempted to get to my destination by looking in the rear view mirror! Gotcha! This is just a simple illustration of how we live our lives.

Yesterday, last week, last year and the years before that are gone forever. We can never re-live those moments. Although we can become stuck in the emotions of things that have passed and allow them to dictate how we move about in the present.

Accept the past is over and move forward. This does not imply that happy memories should be abandoned. They are to be welcomed and held tenderly in your heart and soul. What we are speaking of here is situations that keep you stuck. Like relationships that you have labeled as being bad and caused you pain and suffering. These occurred and are now over, when you say they are over. Understand the situation from a different perspective, think of everything that was involved and acknowledge that it happened the way it did because of your consciousness. When we know better we do better and so do others. Let them go now and freed forever from that place of victim-hood.

I am moving forward fully equipped with the many lessons of yesterday. I forgive myself and any others for anything I have labeled as bad or unjust. Justice comes to me when I release the situation and the outcome. Justice comes to me as I forgive completely. Justice is mine for the taking, the taking on of a new attitude and disposition.

I am moving forward with my life, void of any unpleasant memories. I am moving forward with my life with great expectations and lots of love and forgiveness. Forgiving myself first for ever thinking I needed to hold on to something that was so painful to remember. I am now freed from the past and move joyously forward with ease and confidence of a brighter today and tomorrow!

What direction are you going?

THE ONION

An onion has layers on it that must be peeled away before you can use it. We sometimes are like onions, we need to peel off layers before we get to the authentic person. We have Layers of disappointments, hurts, pains and unmet expectations; Layers of feeling unloved and unlovable; Layers of false feelings of unworthiness; Layers of sadness and confusion; and just lots of layers and layers of junk and stuff.

Today I begin peeling off and throwing away the layers I have allowed to build around me and cover the authentic me. The authentic me is Whole, Complete, Love, Capable, Worthy, Joyous, Wonderful! The authentic me seeks full expression as a Child of the Most High Energy, choosing to vibrate at an awesome level of Consciousness. I celebrate my life in totality!

The onion can cause tears to form in your eyes as you peel away the layers. These tears can be those of sorrow or joy. I choose to let them be ones of joy. Sorrow is no longer a part of my consciousness. Today I accept the many things that have come to teach me has indeed benefited me in a very powerful way. The situations have appeared to make me the person I am this day, a person fully capable of expressing the best me. I have learned through all the experiences. I give Thanks for their appearance in my life. During the experience I may have been too consumed with the process to completely understand the lesson. Yet today I look back with joy and wisdom, fully understanding their purpose for showing up, just for me to learn a lesson!

As I get to the nectar of the awesome flavor of the onion it adds fullness to my life. It adds a special blend to the recipe of my life. I am thankful for the savoring process, of allowing it to fully integrate into the completeness of the magnificent person this recipe has produced….ME!

I value the lesson of peeling an onion! I apply it to my life and weep tears of joy and gratitude. I gladly peel away and discord for good, the layers of stuff that has prevented me from being my authentic self.

SIGNS

Recently a friend called and as we shared I sensed she wanted or needed something that I could not give to her. She was focused on the physical world of outcomes and was seeking validation that a God truly exists and was active in her life. As I listened, I prayed for the right words or ideas to share with her.

She was excited to tell me of a tree that appeared to be dying had come back to life after she tendered it with lots and lots of love and care. She explained to me how she talked gentle words of life and healing to the tree. She watered the tree with love and appreciation. After only three short days, she saw New Life on her tree! Excited beyond words and truly overjoyed, she was incredibly amazed by the outcome.

She continued with what appeared to be challenges in her life, in the way of finances. There just seemed to be too much month left after her money ran out. I could sympathize with her and added that many people go through this experience and I was among the many folks. I reminded her that the only remedy for this situation would be her belief in the power of Faith and God. She listened but still needed more solace than what I had offered up to this point. Suddenly a beautiful butterfly flew by her as we talked. She was making her way outside to sit with her tree. Next she told me of the many birds singing to her.

God had answered my prayer with these words to give to her. I told her that she needed quiet time with God. To allow God time to talk to her. My words were, ‘God is giving you all kinds of signs but you are not paying attention to them. God has blessed your tree with New Life. God gave you a butterfly to remind you of transformation and metamorphosis. Finally God asked the birds to sing to you and the birds represent freedom.” I ended with “God is answering you directly; you must listen to what God is telling you.” With that said, her battery went dead on her portable phone and the call ended!!!

What signs are God giving you to answer your concerns???