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Love, Light and Laughter!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Isn't it beautiful out? I've been finding inspiration everywhere. Today I got creamed on the tennis court (and I'm very competitive) so I had to remind myself to enjoy playing the game simply for pleasure. Then I got caught up watching a single butterfly flying around a bush and I was overcome with gratitude for my wonderful life. I'm listening to Dr. Wayne Dyer's audio of The Power of Intention and have been feeling quite in tuned with controlling my thoughts. We don't realize how powerful our thoughts are and how we manifest lack and abundance into our lives on a daily basis. Iyanla Vanzant says, "As long as you are holding on to what you have, your path of possibilities is blocked. The holding can be mental, emotional or physical. In any case, it is a sign of fear." When we hold on to things, people, ideas it is because our conscious minds are focused on lack. When you think lack you attract lack. When you think abundance, you attract abundance. Simple, right?
So just for today, every time you find yourself focused on a problem or a negative aspect of your life I want you to stop and change your thought. Dr. Wayne Dyer teaches that everything comes in response to the vibration of energy, so shift away from lower vibrations (jealousy, fear, anger, depression) and into higher vibrations (Source, love, forgiveness, peace, gratitude).
Our minds get stuck on thoughts such as: I never have enough money. No one appreciates how hard I work. I suck at my job. I'm a horrible mother. No matter how hard I try I just can't do anything right. We listen to people who tell us that we are not good enough, strong enough on the right path and we take this to heart. But Dr. Dyer offers this small exercise in retraining our thoughts. Instead of think the lower vibrational thoughts that I have outlined above, he suggests focusing on:
It's already here; I just need to connect to it. Nothing can stop my creative ideas from materializing. I've banished all doubt. I'll soon be seeing evidence of my manifestations everywhere... I urge you to give the power of retraining your mind a try. Trust me it works, because it is happening to me.
Be blessed and oh, so very happy!
Love, Light and Laughter!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Namaste! Please enjoy this guided meditation shot on beautiful Martha's Vineyard. I recorded this three-minute session to assist you with your meditation practice. I hope you will use this as a tool to get you started. Your time is sacred. Make meditation the gift you give yourself.
Please let me know what you think!
Love, Light and Laughter,
Friday, May 27, 2011
Hey everyone! The podcast is here! Are you ready to take your meditation practice to the next level? Over the next few weeks I will include a podcast with my blog to help and guide you so that you can reach that place of inner stillness, grow a rich mediation practice, strength your intuition and get to that delicious place called peace. Thanks again for trusting me to navigate this ride.
This is jus the beginning, there is much, much more to come!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
All About You Day was fantastic! I was as nervous as a geek asking the popular girl to prom, until I reminded myself to breath and let the message come through me. It was an amazing experience and I thank everyone for the overwhelming support. Do you remember my blog post Dreamboards Anyone on March 1? Well, as I'm sitting in the audience listening to Sakina Spruell, the organizer of the event talk about how she has been creating the life she wants and referred to her own Dreamboard/Vision Board I sat there thinking wait a minute. On my dreamboard which I put together two months ago I taped two quotes to the center of my board:
"Motivational speakers in high demand can see lucrative pay days." "Inspiring keynote speakers."
Beautifuls, is that me below holding the microphone speaking to 200 women?
by Mary Brown
This morning I got a message from a friend who is pitching me to give a talk at the Mocha Mom's national convention this July in Las Vegas. Do you see how this works? Ask, put your intention out there and then trust that God will handle the work behind the scenes.
Remember the Hurston/Wright Writers' Week Workshop that I applied to at Howard University? Well, I was one of a handful of fiction writers who got in! I will be hob nobbing with writers from across the country and studying with Marita Golden, the President Emeritus of the program. Can you feel me glowing? Come on, I want you to glow too.
When you meditate you open up your line of communication with God. The more you meditate, the stronger and clearer that line becomes. We are all born with a special a gift that we can offer the world. There is something that you can do better than anyone in the Universe. Some of us know our gifts early on but for others it's a struggle. When you meditate you open yourself up to receive information at a deeper level than we do during normal waken consciousness. "Meditation is time where the Holy Spirit has a chance to enter our mind and perform divine alchemy," says Marianne Williamson, "it not only changes what we think, it changes how we think it."
Your assignment for this week is to find a comfortable place and sit quietly for five minutes. Light a candle and set an Intention for yourself, then as you go into the meditation put these questions out into the Universe. Who am I? What do I want? What is my purpose? How can I serve? I promise you if you are patient and intuned, you will receive your answer.
Get ready to create the life you want and let's live in full Purpose!
Love, Light and Laughter!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I must admit to having moments, days, whole sections of my life when I have felt insecure. Worrying what people are thinking about how I spend my days at home with the children. I remember thinking that as soon as I get this book published then I'll be someone, everyone will see just how busy I've been working and that I'm important. I judged myself based on what others were doing and felt less than while my friends climbed the corporate ladder, got masters and doctorate degrees while I typed away on a dream that seemed to forever be deferred. Having to defend myself as a writer with no income or product to show for it was draining and often sent me crawling around in the dark. I thought that I would be good enough once I've became published, made more money (okay, any kind of money), was able to buy Honey his dream house and then I'd live happily ever after. After listening to A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson (at least three times), I've been stunned with the realization that I've been waiting for the world to validate my worthiness. The only person who has held me back from feeling good enough, smart, talented, successful is me. I know this must sound crazy as my message and goal is to be a motivating Light, but to teach you have to learn and it's soulfully cleansing to finally get it.
It is so easy to get caught up in thinking that success and happiness comes after you achieve that long laundry list that we have constructed in our heads, and only after will we be content. It's a lie. The list never goes away and if we don't stop, pause and realized our own perfection right now then we become like hamsters on a running wheel. We are all perfect now, not after...or once...now.
Marianne Williamson has become famous for, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.' We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
This thought makes me feel glorious inside. So let this be our mantra for the week. "I am perfect now. I have achieved greatness already and tomorrow will be even better, but right now in this present moment my life is perfect. Right now. I will not wait until the laundry list is accomplished to feel powerful beyond measure. I'm claiming my power, my greatness, my success right now and it feels great!"
I love you for reading and giving me a platform. We have so many wonders to achieve together and I'm glad that you have committed to the ride.
"Sing out, don't worry about singing well!"
Love, Light and Laughter!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I must admit to being incredibly happy these days. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the weather finally changing over affording us with mounds of sunlight, and fragranced wild life blossoming at every turn. The energy from both meditation classes has been incredible for the last two weeks, and it’s an honor to lead such a wonderful group. Right now I'm replenishing my soul by listening to a Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" by Marianne Williamson and I feel her message changing and effecting me in a profound way. She explains that, "five minutes spent with the Holy Spirit guarantees that He will be in charge of our thoughts formed throughout the day. When we meditate we receive information at a deeper level than we do during normal waken consciousness." Meditation is time spent with God in silence and quiet listening. It's the time where the Holy Spirit has a chance to enter our mind and perform divine alchemy. Mediation not only changes what we think, but it changes how we think it. The glass is no longer half empty, it is always half full.
This morning I was driving my children to school. I forgot my Ez Pass so I decided to maneuver the streets instead of the highway. I hit a detour and it took nearly ten minutes to get off of one city street. Usually I am very uptight when it comes to time and being late throws me into a tizzy but this morning instead of focusing on being late; I focused on having extra time to assure my little people went to school in a jubilant state. We joked about me putting the car in turbo and busting through traffic with my pretend sirens. I made each kid a superhero and told them we were on an adventure. The experience had us laughing harder than I could have imagined. Even though we arrived ten minutes late for school (please don't tell Honey), we were so full of joy that it didn't matter. The glass was half full. The Present is the only time there is. Marianne says, "Little children are brilliant, if we could be as little children then the world would finally grow up."
I know that you may think that there isn't enough time to meditate, but the truth of the matter is the more you meditate the more time you have. "Meditation is a profound relaxation where the vain imagination of the ego is burned away. We all have within us a direct radio line to the voice of God. The problem is the radio is full of static. In our quiet times that we spend with God the static melts away. We learn to hear the small still voice for God," says Marianne. The more you mediate the closer you are to the person who God has intended you to be. You might not want to hear what's said (remember I did not want to publish my own book but wanted a big name brand house to pluck me out of the sea of writers and tell me that I was good enough, that I had arrived), but I realized through my daily mediation and listening that I'm good enough now. I'm a writer now, I'm already important because I am made in His image. My life path is much brighter than I can imagine, and so is yours. Trust in yourself. Sing out and don't worry about singing well.
Mother's Day is on Sunday, and whether you are a mother, a sister, a daughter, a Girl Scout troop leader, piano teacher, wife, friend, celebrate Sunday as a new beginning for yourself. Start your meditation practice by sitting quietly for five minutes. Let this be the moment that you start putting yourself first. You deserve it Beautiful!
While you are at it put A Return to Love on your summer reading, and I hope that it will touch you the way it is me.
Hope to see you next Saturday at All About You. If you haven't registered for your tickets please do.
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!
The Light inside of you wants to get out, let it!