That was fun. Let’s do it again!

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~Albert Einstein

What are you doing that makes you happy?  Look at the past month and ask yourself what you were doing when you were  happiest, when you felt the most alive.  Just think about it for a few seconds.  Was it when you were eating some sweet ice-cold watermelon while you watched the kids splash around?  Was it when you were laughing with a friend over something only the two of you would find hilarious?    Was it when you were sitting by yourself reading a book that was so good you didn’t it want to end?  Was it when you were walking in the woods with your dog?  Was it when you were holding your baby?  Was it when you were painting or writing or running or swimming or sitting looking out at the magnificent wonder of nature?  Whatever is was, do it again.  And, again.

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Doing what we love and feeling the wonderful emotions of joy and appreciation will cause a spectacular domino of fun and happiness to fill our life.   A waterfall of joy pours over you.  A wave of fun carries you.  A road of abundance is laid before you.  In feeling happy, contented, and completely fulfilled we invite more happiness, contentment and fulfillment into our perfect life.

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We are rewarded for accepting rewards.  We get what we deserve.  We get a life that is perfect for us.  Do what you love.  Wash, rinse, repeat.  Often.  And when, in your perfect life, you notice something that is making you feel good, remember it, do it again.  When in your life you find yourself not so happy, remember that time and smile and the feelings will start, more happy memories will surface for you to enjoy, and the universe will respond.  We can always turn our frown upside down with just a few thoughts and memories.  Use you bongo for good thoughts and feelings.  Love yourself.

Some happy affirmations:

  • I open my heart to gifts from God.
  • I deserve a life of abundance.
  • I monitor my thoughts and beliefs and I only choose good ones.
  • My life is filled with pleasant surprises.
  • I have a lot of fun.
  • I laugh a lot.
  • I have good friends.
  • I’m a very lucky person.

Close your eyes and think of something really fun from your childhood.   Imagine you are a child now, what would you do?  Fun thoughts, huh!

Don’t Do What You Hate!!!

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” – Albert Einstein

I’ve decided that I’m going to use my intuition to write this post. I have no idea what I’m going to write about, but I’m going to have faith that Albert was right about intuition and that the perfect topic will come to me as I keep writing. I’m hoping for that wonderful feeling of Satori to kick in. Satori is a Japanese word and it describes what happens when you are taken over by a creative project and time is seemingly irrelevant. You are acting out of time and out of ego, simply channeling the creative force of who you truly are, the Divine Creator!

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So, today I keep thinking of the Gospel of Thomas. You remember Doubting Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples. He’s the one who asked for proof that Jesus came back, that’s another story which I kinda doubt happened, the way it’s presented anyway Thomas admitted that he really didn’t have much of a clue as to what Jesus was trying to say with his parables and metaphors so he decided rather than trying to interpret Jesus’ words or tell Jesus’ story he would simply write what Jesus said and let people make up their own minds.

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Of course, we don’t get the opportunity to read Thomas since he wasn’t included in the New Testament. Why the Nicene Council of the Holy Roman Church decided to edit the gospels is anyone’s guess? Mine is that they chose the gospels which worked best for their agenda to control the Roman Empire, but I digress, the perk of following intuition!
So Thomas, in his humble innocence, simply dictated Jesus’ words. You can find them all online, but the one that really hit  me, WACK, right in the face was what Jesus said when asked what people should do.  Jesus said, “…don’t do what you hate…”
Wow, if there are any words to live by, strangely written in the negative, but for a good reason, it is those five words.

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DON’T DO WHAT YOU HATE!!!!!!  This seems simple enough, but how many people kill their spirit by doing what they hate, for their whole lifetime?  They do it out of responsiblity often enough.  They have children to raise and send to school, children whom they don’t see enough because they work too much, bills to pay, plastic toys to buy which they don’t get to use because they work too much, huge mortgages to pay on houses they spend little time in because they work too much, big cars to pay for to drive to and from those jobs.  These words come to mind.  Futile. Striving. Endlessness. Broken. Exhaustion. Depression. Isolation.
Is this any way to live? DON’T DO WHAT YOU HATE!
Ah, but I have to pay for all this stuff.  Let me tell you something, Sir!  I lost my job about 8 months ago, hence the blog, and I was making half the money I made working.  I stopped buying what I call plastic toys, which is all the unnecessary crap we buy, and I managed to make my mortgage, make my car payments, pay off my credit cards, eat healthy organic food, and did this for six months.

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Here’s the kicker.  I can’t go back to my old job.  It was killing my spirit.  So I am going to have faith that the universe will provide my perfect life for me. (Don’t be surprised if I add a donate button on the side, someone has to subsidize these posts!)  I am not going to live in fear.  Do I want to teach my children that they must do a job they hate for the rest of their lives so that they can buy all the conveniences they wouldn’t need if they had more time, or if they did what they loved and had less money, but lived simply?  Sometimes intuition leads to jumbled sentences, but you get the drift.
You are the teacher of the next generation. Do you believe that the universe is friendly?  Do you believe the universe conspires to make your dreams come true?  Prove it!  DON’T DO WHAT YOU HATE.  IT WILL KILL YOUR SPIRIT!

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This experiment in intuition seemed to work, the time passed in an instant, and some sense was even made (I hope).  Now it’s your turn to follow your intuition and do what you love. Follow your dreams in faith. Know that you deserve to be happy. You are a perfectly made you with your own special desires and talents.  Follow your purpose.  Follow your DNA!  It was made with you in mind!  Yes, perfectly you.  Don’t live a perfect life, live your perfect life.

Your perfect affirmations:

  • I deserve to live a life which fills my soul with joy and purpose.
  • I happily pursue my dreams with the faith that God wants me to be happy.
  • I have enough stuff.
  • I am enough.
  • My children are happier with my time than with my money.
  • I love my life.
  • I live my perfect life.

Close your eyes.  In your mind, take a walk in the woods and when you come to a clearing you will see yourself doing what you love to do.  Enjoy it.  Now make it happen

A life of synchronicity. Or take the row boat.

“I never think of the future, it comes soon enough.”    -Albert Einstein

Worry, worry, worry.  If a friend is worrying, I ask them what they were worried about exactly one year ago.  They can never tell me.  And you know it’s not because there was nothing worrying them.  They can’t tell me because it really wasn’t that important and they have forgotten it.  Somehow, amazingly, the world didn’t come to an end.  We have made a national pastime of worrying!    What a neurotic lot we are!  Worry does not help!

Seeing the outcome that you want helps!  See the result you want whenever you are stressed out about something.  Don’t let the negative images of your worst fears take over your thoughts and emotions.  See what you want to happen with a clear image and a happy mind!  See exactly what you want the outcome to be.  Close your eyes, envision the happy ending, and feel yourself relieved with the result, being present with the result!  It is easier to imagine things if we see ourselves living our lives in those circumstances.  Remember when I asked you to see yourself doing something in the life of your dreams?  If I want a farm in the country, I envision myself working in the garden, enjoying the front porch,  gazing out from a window as I write overlooking the pond.  Don’t just say what you want, see what you want and feel the joy of living your perfect life.  When the universe feels the energy of your excitement and happiness it will respond with the same energy!

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If you don’t get what you envisioned right away, please have faith that there is a good reason.  The universe is putting all your ducks in a row and you’ll get the happiness you deserve!  And there is no one on earth who deserves happiness more than you!

If you want to leave the corporate rat race and start your own business, see it.  See yourself as successful!  Worrying how you will get the money for that business doesn’t help.  Worrying about who will help you with the business doesn’t help.  The universe will provide the opportunities and the people you need.  Never worry about the hows, whos, whens, and wheres.  Of course, don’t miss the opportunites.  Your intuition will help you to recognize them.

There is an old joke about a man who was swept away in a flood.  He asked God to save him.  He was dragged by the current to a woman sitting on a roof who offered to pull him up.  He declined because he had faith that God would deliver him.  A man came along in a row boat and offered to help him, he declined saying that God was going to help him.  A helicopter appeared and threw down a lifeline to him, but he declined again, his faith in God unwavering.  He drowned.  When he got to heaven he asked God why he didn’t save him.  God replied, “ I sent you the woman on the roof, the man in the boat, and a helicopter, what more could I do?”

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The universe will send us many ways to accomplish what we want.  Be open to them; trust your intuition.  The universe will send you messages.  It starts out quite simply, but if you ignore the messages they become more persistent.

Be attentive to patterns; seeing the same images in different places while you are considering something of which the image is representational means the universe is telling you something.  The universe is telling you to go for it or how to go for it.  If you want to become a veterinarian, but have your doubts, and suddenly your friends are telling you about their sick animals, you see a new billboard with puppies on it, and a stray cat appears on your doorstep, chances are you’re headed in the right direction and the universe is confirming it for you.

The universe wants you to be happy.  Listen to it telling you how to accomplish your desires and notice the opportunities it puts in your path.  Never will you be alone.  You will always have loving energy guiding you, sending you messages, and placing perfect conditions within your reach.  Trust that the universe loves you and wants you to succeed.  See yourself being happy as often as possible.  Feel the joy you have living your dreams!  Emotion is always the strongest message from and to the universe.  Feel the emotions you want to feel whenever you can!  Feel gratitude and contentment.  Feel peace and joy!   Feel successful!  Allow your perfect life to be.  It is already here.

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Realize your earthly desires by seeing them as already here.  Extraordinary things happen every day!  Miracles are part of your life!  Evolve into the best you can be by believing and feeling that you are the best you can be.  You are awesome.  Celebrate your fabulous life.  Enjoy your permanent vacation, because when you are doing what you love it is like being on a permanent vacation!   You are getting better with age, better every day.  Nurture your mind, your body, and your spirit.  Imagine you are the happiest person in the world!  You are!!

Take control of your thoughts.  Be a witness to your thoughts.  If you find yourself thinking thoughts that are not in alignment with your goals; change them!  It’s that easy (and that hard).  Change your thoughts and change your life.  Love your life!  Be playful, cheerful, and grateful!  You are the miracle.

Some miraculous affirmations:

  • I believe that no one deserves success and happiness more than I do.
  • The universe sends me all I need to be happy.
  • I trust my intuition and it sends me on the right course always.
  • My life is a series of synchronicities that make it perfect.
  • The universe is always by my side leading me to my happiness, my authentic life.

Imagine your perfect vacation with people you adore and who adore you!  What fun!

I am so entitled!

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.” ~Albert Einstein

The word entitlement has gotten a really bad reputation.  I think it’s because people generally equate it with the idea that the person who feels entitled thinks that they deserve something more than someone else.  It has a weight of arrogance and selfishness to it.  What would happen if we all realized that we are entitled?  Not that we deserve more than others, but that we all, every one of us, deserve to live a happy and fulfilling life.  Imagine a world where everyone knew that they could manifest their dreams.  And that they deserved to realize their desires.  That is our true entitlement.

All of our dreams are so different, all of our dreams are so individual and unique.  Imagine how happy everyone would be living their soul’s desire.  The happiness and enthusiasm would be electric.  The joy and creativity of our passions would raise us to a place where we understood love.

The only reason we aren’t there right now is that we don’t understand love.  Love is the song of the soul being expressed.  Love is the expression of your creativity.  Love brings happiness.  When we love our soul we listen to what it needs.  My soul asks that I express myself through writing, teaching, and other creative pursuits.  Some people’s souls express through gardening.  Some people’s souls express through healing.  Through bicycling.  Through cooking nurturing meals for others.  Through working on cars.  Through entertaining.  Through scientific research in the field of marine biology.  Through spiritual pursuits.  Through building a suspension bridge.  Through designing fabric.  Through nurturing children.  Through studying the Talmud.  Through cleaning.  Through words.  Through leading.  Through numbers.  Through singing the perfect aria.  Through dancing the Tango.  Through so many creative ways.

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Through teaching physics.

We can recognize our soul’s desire by listening to our soul.  If we do not follow our soul’s desire we will never be happy.  We may get along and get by, but we will never experience the bliss of self-fulfillment.  We are entitled to live our dreams.  The universe begs us to live our dreams.  If you are fighting and suffering to reach a goal, perhaps you are fighting your own soul.  Perhaps the universe is telling you that the current goal you have will not bring you happiness.  It may bring you temporary pleasure.  A new house, a new car, more money.  But, what are these worth if they do not bring you the joy of being your true self?

Listen for the call of your heart in the voice of your emotions.  Look for the things that bring you back again and again because of the happiness and peace you experience when you do them.  If you are doing something and time flies by you are on the right track.  If you do something and you are excited to start and feel satisfaction when finished you are on the right track.  If it fills you with enthusiasm keep doing it.  Sometimes even our soul’s desire may be hard to continue, it may take longer than you think, but continue.  Don’t despair.  Do it for your sake.

Our goals may change over the years as the activities which brought us happiness in our twenties may evolve into a completely different desire.  As we grow spiritually by following our path our prior pursuits no longer give us the satisfaction and fulfillment they once did.  Listen to the soul as it tells you it’s time to move on to other enterprises.  It’s time to change with your soul.

Feel entitled to the life of your dreams.  Know that the universe is waiting for you to recognize your heart’s desire and help you bring it to fruition.  Think of interests and activites in the past that filled your heart, but that you put aside as impractical or embarassing, the things that someone didn’t approve of or that you thought were childish.  Your dreams are there for a reason, to be manifested.  Allow yourself to follow your heart and pursue your passions.  Be courageous knowing that the universe is waiting to help.

I’m not saying quit your job today and follow your dreams, but take the first steps.  Albert worked as a clerk in his early years, but spent all his free time working on equations using his imagination and intuition.  Doing what he loved.  When you move toward your goal and do what you love, the universe will answer your actions with the help and guidance you require to continue.  Be aware of synchronicities appearing in your life.  See how the universe sends you messages.  And, always, have faith.  Follow your Bliss!   Your dreams are closer than you realize.  And you are entitled to them.  They are your birthright.

You’re entitled to these affirmations:

  • I am entilted to live my dream.
  • I deserve to follow my heart’s desire.
  • The universe conspires with me to reach my goals.
  • My life is filled with enthusiasm and fulfillment.
  • Everything I need to manifest my dreams is brought to me.

Imagine yourself doing something that fills you with happiness.  Start doing it.

Abundance. Don’t worry about how, just allow!

“Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But there is no doubt in my mind that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself to the eye all at once because of his huge dimension.” ~Albert Einstein

I’m feeling abundant today and what better time to write about it then when I’m feeling it so strongly!  I had to ask myself a question once.  What is it that stops me from being wealthy?  I waited for the answer and it came, because I think I don’t know how to make a lot of money.  I don’t have a plan, I have no business knowledge,  I don’t know where to start.   I don’t think I can become wealthy doing the things I know how to do.  Really, I have the entire universe at my disposal and I think I have to figure out how!

That’s just silly.  So I let go of the need to fight for wealth, the need to be in control of finding a way to get money and decided to leave it up to the universe.  You’ve heard all those expressions like Let it go, Just allow.  That’s what I’m doing.

In the past I had come up with a lot of ideas to make money and many I had seen come to fruition, just not by me.  By someone who knew that the universe would send along their support staff, the steps to take, the ideas.  I, on the other hand, imagined a million different obstacles in front of me and I was daunted.  Daunted many, many times.

Daunted by my lack of faith, by my ego wanting to be in control with its limiting beliefs.  By my FEAR!  Gosh, Fear you are my foe!  But, I will not fight with you and give you power.  I will let go and give up the struggle and the doubt because I know the universe is on my side.  I will allow the universe to send me what I need to succeed.

I don’t need a plan now, the universe will send me each step as I need to take it.  I don’t need to worry about who will help, the universe will send people when I need them.  People who know what I don’t.  People to guide me and assist me.  I don’t mean you just sit on your couch and wait for a knock on the door.  Take the obvious steps.  Search your questions on the web.   Talk with people you know and trust about your project.  Network to find people who can assist you on your quest.  Ask for help.  Put the energy out there and the work out there knowing that your needs and desires will be met.  The universe will see you moving in the direction of success and send a light to guide you on your way to abundance.

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This is a physical plane and we are here for a reason.  We are here to learn that we are not limited by our physical bodies, our beliefs, and our thoughts.  We can make our dreams come true if we trust and allow the universe to do its job.  This illusion of matter is just that, an illusion.  We are in control of the energy, the matrix of which all this physical illusion is made.  We can transform this energy into our life.  It’s not voodoo, it’s quantum physics.  We are the masters of our thoughts and our thoughts become things.  Let go of the limiting physcal beliefs we were raised with.  The earth is not flat.  The stars are not Gods.  The new paradigm which I believe is that we control our lives by controlling the energy that makes up this entire universe.  We can transform our thoughts and, therefore, our lives into whatever we want.  Our beliefs and thoughts cause our life experiences.

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It’s that simple!  And that hard.  We need to develop the habit of positive beliefs and thoughts.  Be mindful all the time of your beliefs and thoughts.  I used to say to myself, out loud, “What an idiot.”  Someone pointed it out to me and I didn’t believe them.  So, I became aware and realized that I, in fact, said that to myself.  What a self-defeating comment to make unconsciously on a fairly regular basis!   Be aware of your self talk.  Be your own voice of encouragement and support.  As in my post about dreams, be your own cheerleader.  Reinforcement of positive statements to yourself instills new and constructive belief systems in you precious bongo.  And you are precious!

I have recommeded this book a few times because I think it’s so good.  Wayne Dyer’s Wishes Fulfilled.  Believe in yourself and believe that you are all powerful and that you have some pretty amazing contacts ready to help you succeed.  You may not know them yet, but they are waiting for your belief!  YOu’ll be helping make their dreams come true, too.  Don’t force, don’t push, don’t worry.  Allow.

Abundant affirmations:

  • I am abundantly wealthy.
  • I am abundantly creative.
  • I am eternally grateful for my infinite abundance.
  • I have an abundance of happiness.
  • I have an abundance of friends.
  • i am open and ready to receive success.
  • I am abundance.

Imagine a huge party to celebrate your generosity to a charity!

Check out this book on the Law of Attraction. 

I Dreamt of Jesus and A Crowd at the Beach

“The only really valuable thing is intuition.” ~Albert Einstein

There was such a big crowd at the beach that I couldn’t get anywhere near the water.  I couldn’t even get to the sand.  It was standing room only and many people like me were up on the street, milling around like they had no where better to go.  No one was upset.  No one was pushing.  We were all just drifting around.  The beach was filled with people walking around.  No one was lying in the sand or wearing swim suits.  Everyone was wearing their street clothes.  A few people had their shoes off and were wading.  Why was everyone at the beach today?  I couldn’t figure it out.  That’s when I saw Tim standing next to me.  I was so happy to see him, so excited,  “Where have you been?” I asked him.  It felt like I hadn’t seen him in years.  I had such a smile on my face!  He looked at me as if I had said something comical.  He was amused, “I’ve been with you all along,” he responded.  It made me so happy to hear that.

That’s it, the whole dream.  It seemed like it lasted a long time.  It felt like I walked around on the street and wondered what was going on, wondered why everyone was at the beach today, for a long time.  Then I was so very happy to see Tim.  What could this dream mean?

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As I stated in other posts about interpreting dreams, if there is a person in the dream ask yourself what that person means to you, what do you think of when you think of that person?  And so I asked myself what came to mind when I thought of Tim.  Usually I would say he is a wonderful person, a humble person, a funny person, a playful person, just all around nice.  But, after having that dream, when I asked myself that question, my first thought was that he was born on Christmas day; I immediately remembered that Tim was born on Christmas.  Where does that lead?  To me, he would represent Jesus.  Therefore, he would represent the Christ Consciousness, the Divine, the Source of All, the Tao, Oneness.  What did he say to me?  He said, “I’ve been with you all along.”  He found it surprising that I didn’t know that, it was amusing to him.  “How could you not have known that?” he seemed to be asking.  When he told me that he had been with me all along I knew he meant he had never left me.  Christ Consciousness is not something that we find, it is something we are.

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We have also discussed the fact that water represents the emotional and/or the spiritual, depending on the level of the dream.  Since Tim was there and represented my Christ Consciousness then I would say the water represented spirituality.  We are all looking for something that we are.  Something that has been with us all along, something that has never left us and never will.  The crowd of people may represent all the different aspects of myself or they may represent all the people living on earth today.  Most of them were milling around and chatting with people they knew.  Some people were dipping their feet into the water.  No one was swimming.  No one was fully immersed in the water.

I think it is obvious that the dream is telling me that what I am looking for is my true self, but what about all the other people?  What do they represent?  Does this dream mean that there is a spiritual disconnect with most people?  That most people distract themselves with things of the earth, mindless chattering with each other rather than seeking the spirit.  The water was right there and yet no one was making an effort to get to it.  I felt even more confused than most of the people there.  In the dream, I kept wondering, “Why am I here?”  That’s the big spiritual queston, isn’t it.  Tim was the answer, to realize who I am.

What is the part of me that never changes?  That is who I am.  My body changes, my beliefs and thoughts change, my environment, everything changes but who I am.  I am the Eternal.  I am the Christ Consciousness.  The Allah Consciousness.  The Buddha Consciousness.  The Vishnu Consciousness.  The Oneness.

It is a hard thing to believe at times.  It still can seem blasphemous to most to say, “I am God.”  But, Jesus is the one that told us that.  The kingdom of heaven is within.  You can only reach the divine through me.  I don’t think he meant by worshipping him.  I think he meant through Consciousness.  And he told people that the door is open.  He planted the seeds hoping it landed on fertile soil.  Who would nourish the seeds, who seek his truth?  Who would look within to find the kingdom of heaven?  Buddha, Jesus and so many other spiritual leaders tell us to look within.  There is nothing behind our consciousness.  That is it.  We are part of the Collective as a drop of water is part of the ocean, not different, not disconeected, one with the whole.  We are at the beach for a reason.  We are one with Jesus, Buddha and every other master who has lived on earth.  The only difference is that they knew it, they experienced it.

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Through meditation we can experience our true identity more readily.  Though it may still take time.  Try to live in the present moment with mindfulness.  Don’t think about the past or future.  Be fully present in the moment, in every moment.  There are some really exceptional books that can help.  I would not recomend a book or DVD unless I truly believed it would be inspiring and practical.  I would recommend almost anything by Wayne Dyer, his newer works especially.  Also, Eckhart Tolle, is a realized master, probably the greatest spiritual teacher of our time.  Carl Jung was really the father of dream (and life) interpretation.   There  is a book I read years ago that I still remember as being an excellent way to look at symbols and life,  Jung to Live By.  Really great book.  So many…

So, if you see Jesus at the beach, know that he has always been with you.  What you are can only be found by letting go of what you are not.  Perhaps that’s why there is the symbolism of washing away the sins.  Going down to the water.  Baptism is our symbolic way of washing away the illusion of physical reality.  The “sins” are our misconceptions.  If we wash them away, we are left with what we are.  We are the Divine.

Affirmations in the moment:

  • I am fully present in this moment.
  • Everything is perfect in this moment.
  • I am the Divine.
  • I am Eternal Love.
  • I am here to change the world with my thoughts.

Close your eyes and imagine that you are walking on a path and meet up with an ascended master, whoever fits your spiritual paradigm.  You both reach out and hold hands and then you become them and they become you.

Imagine a world in which everyone realized that they are God.  Imagine the love that would be expressed by all beings!

Move over, Albert.

“How different, and how much better, it would be for mankind if there were more like him among us.  But it seems not possible.  Honorable persons in every age and everywhere have remained isolated, unable to influence external events.”~ Albert Einstein speaking of Max Planck

“I regard consciousness as fundamental.  I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” ~Max Planck

Okay, I know Albert is my first crush.  It was love at first sight.  But, I also have sort of a relationship with Max Planck.  Albert and I were at the high school dance, having a cup of punch, when in walks this guy I had never seen.  Before I could stop myself I was saying, “Whoa, who’s that?”   Out loud.  Luckily Albert doesn’t pick up on that sort of social cue.  He said, “Oh, he’s in my physics class.  He’s into quanta.”  Mama mia.  Can you love two physicists at once?  I think you can.

So, with my heart divided, I’m taking some face time with Max.  Max Planck is the father of quantum physics.  Did you read his quote above?  Read it again, slowly this time.  Wow.  Matter is derivative from consciousness.  You can see why I’m torn.

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This idea of transforming our thoughts into things is not just a trendy new age notion.  It is physics.  We are just beginnning to realize that we are limitless.  When we look behind all matter we see only consciousness.  I have to share a few more quotes of Max’s.  Can you feel the excitement?

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“We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.” ~Max Planck

That sounds like the definition of a miracle.  The breaking of “physical laws”  is what he is talking about, like the laws of gravity, entropy, thermodynamics, and classical mechanics.  When the Collective Consciousness has let go of its limited beliefs and expanded to believe that we can dematerialize and reappear where we want then we won’t need all these cars and planes.  When we realize that we can communicate without words, we will have less misunderstanding.  And who hasn’t always wanted to fly, without a plane!  When we realize we can taste chocolate cake without going to all the trouble of making it, well, your mother will make it for you anyway on your birthday.   But, she won’t have to!

If consciousnees is behind all matter then we are behind all matter.  We are the consciousness!   We are the source of this physical reality.  This “collective of us” has concieved and manifested our world.

“As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much:  There is no matter as such.” ~Max Planck

Our beliefs become our thoughts.  That is why the earth continues as it is.  Our basic beliefs about the world do not change significantly.  Therefore, because we do not change our thoughts (consciousness) regarding the world, we do not transform the world.  Our personal beliefs transform our lives.  That is why our lives don’t change significantly unless we make some major changes in our personal belief system.  We can’t imagine that our lives are going to be different if we hold the same old beliefs and repeat the same old thoughts.  Be conscious of your beliefs and thoughts.

Isn’t Max great!  I love him.  He and Albert were colleagues and there were just a few of them that understood the whole concept of energy, matter, time, and space.  We are very lucky.  We have been raised with these ideas and questions.  The seeds of Albert’s and Max’s work were planted in our minds when we were kids.  I had no idea what they meant, but my questions were there.  The biggest one being, “What are they talking about?”

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The boys. Max and Al.

I can’t write out the equations or figure out all the science or explain any of it very well, but I do know that Albert’s and Max’s work leads to the conclusion that consciousness precedes matter.  What we think matters!  Literally, it becomes matter!

Imagine your life as a wonderful adventure if that’s what you want.  Imagine yourself doing what you love.  Imagine yourself with people you love.  Imagine your dream life.  See it as if it is in the present moment.  Feel it as if it already existed.  Change your consciousness so you can change your life!  I hope you can understand my feelings about Max now.  I suppose since we’re all connected it doesn’t matter.  There’s that word again, matter.  It’s time we took charge of our consciousness and produced something that does matter, a world of love and peace.  Thanks, Max.

Some consciously chosen affirmations:

  • My thoughts become my reality.
  • The universe manifests the life I desire.
  • The universe knows what I desire from my thoughts and endeavors to deliver it to me.
  • I am one with the Collective Consciousness.
  • I am all knowing, all powerful, and eternal.
  • I am one with all.
  • I feel wonderful and happy.

Take just five minutes every day and imagine your dream life.  Do it with enthusiasm, as if it already exists!

 

Anxiety, Give me a freaking break!

” A happy man is too satisfied with the present to think too much about the future.”  ~Albert Einstein

We all get anxious.  It is part of the human condition.  We all get worried and stressed and let the anxiety take us for a, sometimes crippling, ride.  We’ve all been there.  It is natural to feel anxious at times.  Especially when we are waiting to see if we made the right decision.  Or if we are waiting for the result of a long held dream.  Or if we are worried the money won’t show up in time.  It is normal.

There are things we can do to help ease our anxiety.  We can take steps to calm ourselves and reassure ourselves.  Sometimes our homes, our jobs, our dreams are on the line.  How could we not feel anxious?  Virtually impossible.  It is how we are physically programmed.

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So, how can we stop it from being debilitating, from taking over our lives with an endless tape loop of negativity and worry racing through our mind?  We need to recognize it first of all.  We need to recognize it as early as we can before it becomes an obsessive storm of worry and fear.  Fear can be overwhelming if we let it get that far.   Recognize it before your ego takes you on the ride called “Worst Case Scenario.”  Nobody wants to go on that ride, imagining the most awful things that could happen.  Remember that most of the time those worst case scenarios never show up.  Only in your ego driven mind.  Don’t send them an invitation!

When you start to feel anxious remind yourself that the universe is working in your best interest, then take three deep, clearing breaths.  As you breath in deeply through your nose think of love, as you breath out slowly through your mouth think of peace.  Do this three times at least.  If it feels right continue for a minute or two.  Feel love and peace.

The night time is usually the worst time for worries.  Anxiety rears its ugy head the most just as our minds are trying to quiet for sleep.  The ego does not like a quiet mind.  It fears it will be replaced by peace, that you will forget it in your dreams.  The subconscious mind is awake as you sleep and the ego doesn’t want it filled with happy thoughts, it wants you to worry and stress and in doing so program your subconscious to fear.  Realizing this, tell yourself that there is nothing you can do about the issue at that moment and that things will look better in the morning.  Realize that your day ahead will be better.  The universe is working to put all your plans into place as you sleep.  Visualize your desired outcome.  Imagine how you feel if all your dreams are realized.  Work on these images and feelings.  Let the negative thoughts float by and ignore them.  See your desired outcome.  This gives your subconscious mind positive images on which to work during the night.  It will hasten the manifestation of desires and lessen your anxiety.

The ego always attacks when we are are closest to our goal.  It tries to put negativity into our head, changing our energy, and tries to get us to give up and let go of our goals.  It tells us it won’t work, that we’ll never be good enough, that the universe won’t supply us with what we need.  These are the lies of the ego trying to get you to live an ordinary life.  If we go ahead with our soul driven pursuits we will always have the universe conspiring for us.  So when you are feeling hopeless and think that nothing is working, remember that the ego attacks hardest when we are closest to realizing the things we need and desire.  So if you are feeling overly anxious, it’s a good sign that you are close to victory.

Another way to deal with anxiety is to do something physical.  Take a walk in the woods, do some yoga, ride a bicycle, go for a swim, anything that gets your muscles going and your body moving.  The stressful energy of anxiety needs to be released from your body.  Stretching is really good for that.  Yoga is good for that.  Nature is also an excellent way to release stress, so spend time in nature.  

A regular meditation practice is one of your most powerful tools in ridding your life of anxiety.  Meditation is a way to bring the mind into Source and the more you meditate the longer you stay in Source, until at a certain point you live your life in full presence without stress or anxiety.  You can’t beat that!  If you want to live a life free of stress and anxiety, practice meditation daily.

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Sometimes using visualization will help us calm down and deal with the anxiety.  When you feel anxious, close your eyes.  Imagine that you are furiously paddling a boat up river, against the current.  It is hard paddling and you are frustrated, anxious that you won’t make it.  Stop paddling.   Let the boat be turned around by the current and take you with the flow.  At first the water will still be rushing, but then it will become placid.  Look at all the beautful scenery you have been missing while furiously trying to stop the flow.  It’s amazing, a miracle of natural beauty.  You are floating serenely down a river, the sun is warming you, the skies are clear.  You hear the birds singing and see dragon flies skimming over the surface of the water.  Life is peaceful.

Your life is like that river.  If you are constantly fighting the current situation (pun intended) then you are wasting your energy.  You are giving energy to the negative.  Aceept it.  Read Good Luck, Bad Luck again.  Believe the universe is conspiring for you.  You are closer than you think.

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You are a human and so you will have anxiety, but, you are so much more than a human.  You are the energy of the universe and you know that your power is far stronger than the ego.  Listen to the inner voice telling you that there is light coming and that you will be alright.  Listen to the voice of your inner light.  Listen to the voice of your enthusiasm and your knowledge that with the power of the universe, the power you hold,  you can transform your life.  You are infinite abundance.

Encourage others on their journeys.  Support the dreams of others.  We are all connected and when you support the dreams of others you support your own vision.  Let go of anxiety and take hold of your power.

Some powerful affirmations:

  • As I sleep the universe continues to work on realizing my dreams.
  • I recognize when the ego tries to instill fear in me and I listen to my enthusiasm.
  • I have the power of the universe working for me.
  • I live a life of wonder and miracles.
  • I take time to enjoy my life knowing that it is not a struggle but a miracle.
  • I allow myself to feel anxiety knowing that it is natural and knowing that it is not the truth.
  • I am ready to accept my perfect life.

Imagine yourself with friends and family celebrating your victory.

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I did the right thing!

“The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.”

~Albert Einstein

 

I have always thought of this as “acting with integrity.”  Acting with integrity is not always easy.  Remember when you were little;  you were afraid that if you told the truth you would be punished and so you lied?  Who wouldn’t when faced with anger and punishment?  Now that we’re adults it’s time to let go of that myth.  When you act with integrity you are rewarded by the universe for acting at a high vibration.  But, you say, I have acted with integrity before and it only got me into trouble.  This kind of thinking, this paradigm, is based on a short-term course of events.  Didn’t you ever have a terrible thing happen to you that in the end, the final outcome, was fortuitous?  When you act with integrity the final outcome will be perfect.

My mother once worked as a teller at a bank.  One day a con artist came in and tricked her.  She had encountered con artists before and had actually been instrumental in their arrest, but for whatever reason this guy got her and she was fired.  Wow, she was devastated.  The bank for which she had worked for years and to which she had given her loyalty fired her for one mistake, a $200.00 mistake.  She felt betrayed.  I had never seen her so upset.  A friend of hers who worked at a major corporation called and told her of  an opportunity.  My mother applied, got the job, and embarked on a life long career which allowed her to expand her skills, work creatively in new technology, and offered her regular promotions.  As a woman working in a bank in those days, head teller was as high as you could go and she had reached that position before being fired.  She continued to work in her new fulfilling job until her retirement.  What started as a horrible state of affairs turned out to be the best career day of her life. My mother thought she was acting with kindness.  Maybe the words integrity and knidness mean the same thing.  We are, after all, doing the right thing when we act with kindness.  As in this case, if what we do does not immediately have a postive end result, it’s not over yet.

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Once, when I was working in management for a company  I heard that the administrator was going to call an employee into their office about an incident and fire them.  I knew of the circumstances of this incident and knew that the administrator had it all wrong.  The administrator also didn’t like this employee and was looking for a reason to fire them.  Now, I was nervous.  If I went to the administrator with my information I might be fired.  I felt Fear!  She could be a little unstable.  I sat in my office for a few minutes after hearing about this and then I walked down the hall to her office.  I told her the truth.  I was not fired, the employee retained her job, and it all worked out.  When the employee heard of my intervention she came and thanked me.  The look of relief on her face was heart wrenching.  It may not seem like much, but if I had not done what I did I would have had to live with the guilt and shame of it.  Instead I was thanked for my actions.  Integrity feels good. It’s not always easy living with integrity, if it were everyone would do it.  But in the long run, in the big picture it puts out a huge pay off in happiness and self-esteem.  The only thing we need to live a life of integrity all the time is the knowing, the trust that the universe will mirror our integrity back to us.  We will be treated with respect.  We will be rewarded for our integrity.

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Guilt and shame are two emotions that should only be in your bongo for as long as it takes to recognize them for what they are; indications that you are doing the wrong thing.  Once you recognize that, do the right thing from now on, and let the guilt and shame go.  If I had done the wrong thing and then sat in my office feeling guilty and ashamed, holding on to that guilt and shame once I realized my mistake would have been even worse.  We’ve all beat ourselves up over something we did that conflicted with our idea of right.  It only hurts us more.  But, this topic is a post in itself, so we’ll move on!

All immoral actions come from a place of fear.  Greed is a fear of lack.  Stealing is a fear of lack.  Obsessive materialism is a fear of lack or a fear that you are not as good as others.  Being mean/violent is a fear that you are going to be attacked, that you are powerless, or that you are unlovable.  Gossip and bigotry come from a fear that you are inferior to others.   Know that all immoral actions come from a place of fear.  Figure out why you repeat patterns that you don’t want to repeat.  What do you fear?  When you realize your fears are groundless in the face of the universe’s love for you and desire to help you manifest your dreams you can let that behavior go.

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The opposite of fear is love.  The universe vibrates at the frequency of love.  When your actions match the vibration of the universe you are acting in accordance with who you are.  You are love.  Know that the universe is a mirror reflecting back to you the energy that you project outward.  Live in accord with your moral compass.  The universe will set you on the right path by using your emotions and intuition to guide you.  Living with Integrity is really its own reward.

Some integral affirmations:

I am courageous in the knowledge that the universe meets all my needs.

Being my authentic self helps the universe provide me with the perfect life for me.

All beings deserve respect, love, and honor.

I act with integrity knowing that it is the best path for me and the world.

Imagine the pride you feel when you follow your heart’s moral compass.  How great are you!!!

 
 

Wild Holly and Wild Women

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”~Albert Einstein

My sister, Holly, would sometimes call me with concerns about her son’s health.  She would be incredibly worried, even distraught, because her son was sick and the doctor’s had told her over the phone not to worry about him and to wait until morning to bring him in.  She would call me saying, “What should I do?”  She didn’t really need an answer from me.  Her intuition told her exactly what to do, but because of our indoctrination we tend to give “rational” western medicine more weight than our own divinity and intuition and she would second guess herself.  Still that persistent voice inside her would not let her rest and she would call me because of my background as a nurse.  Because of our society that background lent credibility to my response.  Invariably I would suggest that she follow her intuition.  She would bring him to the hospital and when she got there she would find that it was always a good thing she had brought him in.  Her sacred gift, her intuition, was questioned by her because of how we are conditioned as a society.  Albert was right, we “honor the servant and have forgotten the gift.”

Years later I was reading the book Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.  This wonderful book is filled with the myth and symbolism of the feminine.  It is a call to embrace what the author calls your “Wild Woman.”  Now, gentlemen, please don’t leave now because you, too, have a Wild Woman within you.  Just as we women have a Wild Man within us.   We are all dual creatures with an Anima and an Animus, a Yin and a Yang, a Feminine and a Masculine.

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Our Wild Woman is our intuition.  It is our remembrance of who we are and our connection to the Divine Mother. It is our Feminine Wisdom and Power.  When we trust our Wild Woman we trust our intuition, our divine wisdom. It is a beautiful thing to know who we are and to trust our Soul’s Voice.  We all have intuition.  We can all tap into this amazing wisdom whenever we need to.

During the time I was reading Estes’ book I was going through the gasping throes of the end of my marriage.  I couldn’t accept it, though.  I knew ending it was the right thing to do, but I would rationalize the problems and deny the truth that I innately knew; I should leave.  But, it is never easy to leave a marriage.  We invest so much of our heart and emotion into it, so much work and time.  We feel a great sense of loss and failure in the ending of a marriage.

It was during the Christmas holidays and I planned to hang greens around the outside doorway.  I went into the woods searching for some Wild Holly, some call it Winterberry.  I found some one day, but not enough.  I took many trips into the woods searching for Wild Holly.  Many trips.  I was a little obsessive about it.  I could have gone to a florist’s and bought some, but for some reason it was important to me to go into the woods myself, find it and gather it.

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I finally had enough Wild Holly to go all aroung my front door with the greens.  I passed through this portal every day.  After the holidays I left the marriage.

You see, it was very easy for me to tell my sister, Holly, to follow her intuition, easy to tell her to be her Wild Woman, to be Wild Holly, but for me it was too frightening.  I had to find my own Wild Holly, so to speak.  So I went into the woods looking for it and when I had enough I was able to leave.  My intuition was trying to get through to me, but I was fighting it and so the universe used this symbol, the Wild Holly, to show me that I would be doing the right thing by following my intuition and leaving a place that was no longer part of my soul’s journey.

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I left that marriage with four dollars in my pocket and no prospects.  I had no idea what I would do.  I worked in real estate at that time, a very slow time of year.  A few days after I moved out a woman walked into the real estate office while I was on desk duty.  She wanted to look at a few houses.  I asked her to wait an hour while I finished my obligation on the desk and then I brought her to a house that I thought she might like.  She did like it.  Her husband came to see it the next day.  He liked the one next door, also for sale, even more.  So, they put in an offer.  These were very expensive houses.  Within a week they closed papers on the house and I had a check for twelve thousand dollars.

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When we live our authentic life and follow our soul’s wisdom we will be rewarded by the universe.  Does this seem like an unusual case?  I’ve had stranger things happen.  We musn’t worry about how or when or where or why or who.  We must simply trust our soul’s voice and follow our heart’s desire.  Listen to the quiet, persistent voice inside.  It will guide you on the path to fulfillment.

Some intuitively good affirmations:

  • I am in touch with my Wild Woman and embrace her power and wisdom.
  • I listen to the quiet wisdom of my soul.
  • Only good things come from following my Soul’s Voice.
  • My heart’s desire brings me happiness and fulfillment.
  • I am fearless in my trust in my intuition.

Imagine yourself following your heart’s desire knowing that you cannot fail.  What would you do?  What is your heart’s desire?