October 31, 2008

Playful imagination and dress up is one thing, but do we really need to scare ourselves and others? Do we really need to indulge in more and more intense horror movies? Does that honestly provide enjoyment?


October 30, 2008

I was reaching for joy today. I felt content, but sad. It got me thinking about how things are rarely linear. It's not a matter of peace or joy. We can choose to feel joy with a shade of peace and peace with a shade of joy. Things are far more spherical. It's also a creative process. Emotions are fluid (energy in motion). We can move as easily from one emotion to another as from one thought to another. So how will I create joy? I know how to create peace. Surely it is similar. Of course the peace I discuss is more than an emotion. It's a state of being.

October 29, 2008


Someone sent this and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I certainly don't suggest clicking on any of the rest of them that showed up for consciousness.

October 28, 2008

Well good grief! Sometimes when it's time to be done with a fear, it gets exaggerated to ridiculous proportions. I guess this is so we will finally see just how useless the fear is. I've actually been doing quite well managing this particular fear. Well managing a fear is not being free of it.

October 27, 2008

What an odd three day weekend for me. Even in the forest I found people. This weekend was full of strangers, family, new friends and old friends. And I'm actually quite peaceful about having had so much people contact.

October 26, 2008

Sometimes it's as simple as getting enough rest. Today I took a two hour nap before I went to visit this person I knew was having difficulty. I am so happy I did not show up tired. I needed all my energy to remain calm and non-attached, yet compassionate.

October 25, 2008

I don't know what I've learned today. Perhaps I'll use this opportunity to pay tribute to the approximately 250 men showing support for women at the event called Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. It warmed the heart to see so many men willing to endure the pain of four inch high heel shoes for one mile in order to show their support in raising awareness against rape and domestic violence.

October 24, 2008

What holds us back from truly accepting and believing that this planet can be free of war? Please give a few minutes to consider what would help you believe that we can be free from war. Please provide your comments by clicking to the left.

October 23, 2008

I actually use this approach of not using other people to beat myself up, quite often to avoid misunderstandings with people. When I take offense at what someone says, I ask myself if I really understood what they meant. I usually clarify with them whether they meant what I heard. Then I decide whether it's something I want to look at in myself or not. This one person I knew used to do the opposite. She would take anything anyone said and twist it around to be degrading to her. Negative self talk is just too damaging to continue to indulge in it. Let's stop it, OK.

October 22, 2008

How often do we live with someone else's voice in our head? Often our mother. This one grown man said to me in the car: 'I'm sure glad your not my mom. She would never approve of me driving like this.' Now, how often is this man driving and building up resentment against his mom, when she's not even involved? This sure does not honor his mother. How can he have a peaceful, enjoyable drive with this criticizing voice in his head? If she is that critical, then why make it worse by criticizing himself for her? Just deal with the actual situations appropriately. If she's not that critical, then why use her to beat himself up? The poor woman will probably be quite surprised when she makes some seemingly innocent comment and gets hit with all these years of resentment she knows nothing about.

October 21, 2008

Will you create a picture with me? Visualize all the people that are ready and willing, awakening to the idea of seeking answers in their own heart. Visualize these people asking in their heart: "Who am I, really?" Visualize that when each person is ready to receive the answer, the knowledge brings with it great peace. Thank you.

October 20, 2008

When truly being ourselves is the best way to be inner peace, why is there so much against us being ourselves? How often do we compromise on being what our employer wants, what will get us promoted? How often is it what our children want to see us as or what our mate wants? When we're truly loved, it's for who we truly are; so why is it so hard to choose to simply be?

October 19, 2008

What is the next step in your spiritual growth? Who do you trust to help you with it? If you go within your heart and ask for guidance, you will probably be surprised at the healing that unfolds and the resulting peace.

October 18, 2008

How does the process of grief bring us peace? The last stage of grief as defined in Wikipedia is reorganization. It defines reorganization as the assimilation of the loss of something or someone and redefining of life and meaning without the person that has been lost. It is in the acceptance and assimilation of the loss that we start building peace again.

October 17, 2008

Sometimes bravery is the most important ingredient for finding peace. Having the courage to face the truth and trust and do what is required.

October 16, 2008

Many years ago I declared peace on a family member. I was just plain tired of always battling with them and knew I couldn't wait for them to change. So I changed my attitude. I simply quit struggling with them. This decision created a firmer stand within myself of being myself. It made it far easier to define healthy boundaries that I can usually maintain in a state of peace. I still have my moments, but for the most part I quit being relative to their actions and statements. This means I quit taking things they said as having some relative meaning to me. I found that many times they're actually talking to themselves, rather than to me. I quit being attached to their actions that I felt were rude or embarrassing. I quit allowing responsibility to be pushed on me. When they ask me to make a decision for them, I don't. I put the responsibility right back on them.

October 15, 2008

This lady said she was making peace with her family. What does this mean? For her it meant letting each one know that she was trying to tear down the walls she had built with each one. First she had realized that she had built these walls. Then she realized she didn't need nor want these walls anymore. Then she was able to proceed to start to remove them.

October 14, 2008

The lotus has opened with a four inch center "lamp". This lovely reader would like to share her flame of loving service to bring more light of golden peace to the world.

October 13, 2008

Where do world peace and inner peace have common ground? Respect for others, respect for self. Ending war, overcoming inner conflicts. Restraining from hating others, refusal to hate self. Willingness to see another's point of view; seeking to be aware of our own thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Allowing room for mistakes, allowing room for mistakes. Valuing differences and what they can teach us; valuing our own talents and using them to help others. Being tolerant of growth, tolerant of the journey. An environment of freedom of creativity world wide, nation wide, within our cultures, within ourselves.

October 12, 2008

Some times all the events going on in the world are so heavy, it's all I can do to just pump light into my own little sphere of life. Yet, if each of us do this, won't it lighten up the world.

October 11, 2008

Making decisions. I sure need a higher understanding of this. I still seem to be thinking of it too literally or too materialistically. Maybe it's because I keep trying to look at the results of the decisions, rather than the decisions themselves. The decisions themselves are simply an indication of where my consciousness is at. They're just indicators, road signs, so to speak, on a spiritual journey of growth. However, I seem to look at decisions as ultimate pass or fail tests determined by whatever the results are. That if I knew what the results would be, then I would know what decisions to make. It's almost like if I choose to turn down a road and get a flat tire, then I should have known better than to turn down that road. You can see how perverted this is, how out of whack the thinking is. Yet, I'm not quite sure how to go about adjusting it.

October 10, 2008

Do we see a vista of possibilities each day? Are we awake to the opportunities to share our peace with others? I notice that some days, I'm just glad to get thru without anything disturbing me.

October 9, 2008

A friend sent this to me, so I thought I'd share it.

Thus, I, Gautama, come to offer you a grant. If you will allow me, I will anchor a certain portion of the Peace of the Buddha in your crown chakra, where it will remain for as long as you are committed to the path of overcoming your attachments.
Thus, whenever you feel that you are facing a difficult situation or a difficult wound in your own psychology, I ask you to:
Visualize that you are sitting like the Buddha in your crown chakra.
Visualize that your crown chakra opens as the lotus blossom.
Visualize that you see my presence descend upon you, so that the Buddha in me and the Buddha nature that is in you become One.
This will give you peace and a realignment with your I AM Presence.

A reader sent me the lotus blossom from her lake.

October 8, 2008

Sometimes there is nothing better than to have friends who remind you how to get back to a state of peace. When something catches you off guard, it's so nice to have people who allow you to cry and then give you space to talk it through. It's so good to have people who aren't shy about saying they love you. It's also good to be willing to let people know when you need a boost, that we all have our moments of difficulty.

October 7, 2008

Remember that three fold flame we let the mind play with to keep it busy yesterday. Take a moment to focus your attention on that flame again at about the level of your physical heart. Allow your attention to move into that flame and find a doorway. Move your focus thru the doorway into the light. This is what people refer to as "going into your heart". It's not a physical place, it's a state of consciousness.

October 6, 2008

Focus with me now, please. Focus at about the level of your physical heart. You sense energy from your toes moving up your body to this center, energy from your fingertips, energy from the top of your head all flowing to this center. It may help keep your mind busy to focus on an image of a three fold flame of love, wisdom and power. The blue flame of power is on the left, the gold flame of wisdom is in the center, the pink flame of love is on the right. Hold your focus here for 3 minutes with me please. When your thoughts would try to draw your attention away, gently pull your focus back to the level of your physical heart. Now please sense energy moving back down your body to your toes, out your arms to your fingertips and up to the crown of your head. You can center yourself, re-energize at any time, by taking a moment to focus your attention at about the level of your physical heart. Many people even synchronize 3 breaths with 3 heart beats.

October 5, 2008

What does "inner" peace mean? As with all things, there is the surface meaning and there are deeper and deeper meanings. On the surface the word inner may simply seem to point within. But where is within a person? When people talk about going into their hearts during meditation, what are they referring to? Someone told me they have no idea. Yet this is a crucial question and answer, for the truths we need are in our hearts. We have to know how to get there. We can't think our way into our hearts. That's probably why it's so important to quiet our thoughts and in that quiet space, allow our intuition to lead us within. Like anything, it takes practice and showing yourself that you can do it, that it can be done. When the peace that we feel is not a surface thing, when it comes from within; it has more power and stamina. The deeper we go to get it, the more powerful it is.

October 4, 2008

How important is self-trust to inner peace? Well how many decisions do we make in a day? One decision today was as minor as which way to go on a winding mountain forest trail. I knew I had forked off the loop trail but still thought the trail I was on would loop back. Even though I didn't have a compass, I knew my car was southwest and that the trail kept taking me north. To backtrack would have been about a 2 hour walk and the sun was setting. I asked for guidance for the quickest way back to my car. I've been working on trusting that I do attune to my inner guidance. I trusted the guidance I received and kept walking North. I did have a flashlight and a sweater. At worst it would have been a 25 mile walk home if my car got locked in the day use only parking area. I stayed at peace, reached a road in another 15 minutes of walking. There a very nice woman went out of her way to give me a 15 minute drive to my car. May she be blessed in what ever way is most important for her.

October 3, 2008

Today a friend was saying how she'd like to give back to life by committing to taking care of an elderly person 3 mornings a week. Last night I was telling a friend about a dream I had where a spiritual teacher handed me a wrapped gift. I didn't really know what to do with it, so I gave it to others. The teacher smiled and said if I would have given the gift back to him first, he could have multiplied the gift I gave. I'm not exactly sure how this makes sense, but I choose to trust in it. Beloved Elohim of Peace, Beloved Lord Jesus Christ, Beloved Gautama Buddha, I give you all the words and ideas posted on this website. I thank you for the teachings you give me each day and ask you to multiply it as you see fit.

October 2, 2008

People say I have a gift of courage. If this is true then, please let me share it with you. Even if it's not all that true, please receive whatever courage I have to give. No matter what you are facing in your life, please open your heart to feel the great love that heaven has for you. And know that you are well able to take the next step.

October 1, 2008

I keep reacting to this person in the same way. Today I figured out that I keep expecting this person to be different than they are, instead of accepting and dealing with certain handicaps I haven't wanted to admit that this person has. I think if I just accept them as they are, we'll get along much better. Then if they choose to and are able to change, I can accept the change. But trying to force the change by denying the handicap certainly does not work.


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