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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Monday, November 15, 2010
It is important to talk to your creator every day as you would you best friend in the whole world. You know what that is like, don't you? Just because you can't see God in the usual sense does not make God unreal. You know how it feels when someone you care about doesn't call you for quite a while and speak to you just to say hello and validate that you matter to them. Think about it!
I know I have not posted anything on the blog in a while but it is not because I have been idle. I have been wondering what the next step is and I have the answer now. The answer always comes if you listen and pay attention.
I have received calls and e-mails about having classes via the internet or conference lines and after quite a few of these requests came to me I knew that was the next step. My desire has always been to reach as many people as possible and this is surely that way to do it.
I am working on it and will make an announcement soon as to how and when and will make it very affordable. I will be doing a series and then will make a break of it and then another series and so on.
I will be honoring your requests and calls about this. For a while I wasn't ready but now I am. I am going to put myself out there for you. The hunger to know more and be empowered along the spiritual path grows as the days go by and I am honored that it is your desire that I be your teacher. I am sure there will be times that I will be the student as I learn from you. It always goes both ways.
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Sunday, November 7, 2010
In the cemetery after the grass had been freshly cut came the mother and the baby.
They were very tentative at first. The doe was hungry and the smell of the fresh cut grass was intoxicating to her. I watched them from a distance. They knew I was there but did not seem alarmed. I sent feelings of love and peace to them and let the mother know through my thought projections that all was well. I kept expecting them to run off into the surrounding woods but they didn’t. I was so grateful to be able to witness them. The beauty of the doe and her fawn will stay with me forever.
I decided to sit on the ground and just watch. After the mother had nibbled for a while on the grass she came closer and suddenly just laid down. I could not have been more thrilled. She was totally relaxed and just needed to rest. I only dared to take one photo. They remained there after I got up to leave. I have often wondered if I had some food that day if I could have fed them from my hands.
That morning I had been feeling restless and ill at ease for some inexplicable reason and couldn’t seem to tap into my spiritual center. I had been feeling this way for a few days and couldn’t shake it off.
I grabbed my camera, a blanket and some writing materials and set off to find the peace I had asked God for that day. There are no coincidences in life. This is what was sent to me to experience. I originally wanted to take some photos of the memorial stones. There were some beautiful grave stones in this cemetery. I was currently writing a series of articles on death to help people understand it.
As I watched this scene unfold in front of me I was filled with peace and the message I got was clear. I had been immersed in this subject of death for so long and had given so many workshops on it and grief counseling that I had forgotten to fill up my own cup. I was too busy filling up the cup of others. My cup was almost empty. No wonder I was feeling restless and not at peace. I was being shown a wonderful example of life and renewal. I understood and took the guidance that God had given me on that day and slowed down a bit and added back into my life the things that always gave me human joy. It was time to refill my own cup. When I got home I took a long scented bubble bath and played some of my favorite music. I did some gardening that always grounds me. That night I made a great salad and used some of the herbs I grew. I turned off the phone and the computer and lit some candles.
I sat in blissful meditation for a long time and communed with God and I couldn’t have been more content. My restlessness and unease was totally gone.
I was also reminded that “ask and you will receive is not just a bunch of empty words.”
I often think of this day and each time I am filled with peace. Is your cup a little empty? If it is then maybe the thing to do is get back on track with God. He will always answer your requests and help you re-fill the cup of life. It is a good idea to back away from the busyness of life. The world will not stop turning because you didn’t answer the door or the phone or yet another e-mail. In order to effectively
serve others; I have to serve myself first. Do you recall what a cup of coffee or tea looks like when there is just a little left in it and it has been sitting for a while? It is unappetizing with just the dregs left in it. I think you get the picture.
No one can take better care of you than you.
Now fill up that cup!
It was one of those storms that come out of nowhere. If you have ever lived in Florida and been through one of these, they can be pretty frightening. If you look closely you can see the little bumps that can easily become tornados. This is nature at her finest.
When one of these monsters is looming and the wind is starting to pick up, there is only one thing to do and that is run for cover. Of course, the first thing I did was run for the camera and then run for cover before one of those bolts of electricity
melted my tennis shoes to the ground.
This storm raged and the winds blew and knocked over patio furniture. The rain fell in buckets. My dog was hiding under the bed as usual. The lightning was awesome but very dangerous. The bolts were constant and the thunder boomed so loud I thought my ear drums were going to burst.
These storms were the norm during the rainy season and I am one of those people who love storms. After about two hours it was gone as quickly as it came. The sun came back out and you could see steam rising from the pavement. It was time to pick up the patio furniture and get back to whatever you were doing.
Now this was a real storm but I am reminded of the other kind of daily storms that can come out of nowhere in our lives. In a heartbeat everything can change. We will be in a car accident or get a diagnosis of terminal cancer from our doctor. We could get the news of a death in the family or be laid off from work. Our spouse could ask us for a divorce or someone has stolen our identity and has credit cards in our name. We could be served with papers to appear in court because someone is taking us to small claims court. I think you get the picture. These life storms can literally melt our spiritual tennis shoes to the ground unless we are somehow prepared to handle them.
I am not trying to instill a “the sky is falling” mentality. What I am trying to do is to make you aware that you must have your spiritual practices fully functional to be able to weather these storms. Be aware and fully present in your life. Become the highest and best version of you that you were meant to be. Then when the storms come you have the ability to stand tall and firm. You will not be a victim of the event. You will be a participant who is fully aware and able transform the event to something positive. It is so easy to forget that we have an ally when the storms threaten to knock us over or knock us out. God is ever present. Our creator doesn’t hide under the bed.
If you are one of those people who only acknowledge God when things are going bad
then it is time to stop blaming God for all the upsetting things in your life. If the only time you even think of God is when you want to blame something on your creator, think again. God is there when the sun shines and when your children are born. God is always there. If a bolt of lightning hit me and fried my shoes, I know it is the storm and not God that did it. How do I know this? I can sum it up in three words. GOD IS LOVE!