Friday, September 8, 2017

Peace. Be Still

At this point in time we in the United States are facing a major hurricane coming into Florida. Just a couple of weeks ago Texas experienced devastation resulting from a hurricane as well. Apparently there are a couple more hurricanes out at sea waiting their turn as well.

I am reminded of two things. When my father was alive, he was a weather communicator. He would speak to storms and they would change course. He would speak to rain and it would cease or start if that is what his intention was.

My sister and I have attempted to take up his mantel but apparently it died with him.

This morning I was once again attempting to tune in to the spirit  of the hurricane and speak peace to its core. I saw that something larger than the hurricane was the moving force behind it. Something not of this realm. This surprised me so, at the direction of Spirit, I just began to send that force love and light. I asked for the Angels of Light to come to the source of the hurricanes as well as all areas of our planet that are feeling disturbed. I asked the Angels of Light to surround the force with love and light and carry it to wherever it could be transformed to a beneficial force for good.

Jesus spoke to storms. His words were Peace. Be Still.

Let us all speak to this storm. Let us all say Peace. Be still.

Let us speak to world leaders. Peace. Be Still.

Let us speak to the spirit of discontent. Peace Be Still.

Let us speak to greed, control, anger, fear, and dispair.

Peace. Be Still.

Will my prayers for peace be effective to slow down this storm? I don't know. I am just one person. But David killed Goliath with a stone from his slingshot. Why not?

It could not hurt if we all spoke to this storm and called for peace. Send love to its core and to the force behind it creating the destructive energy. Love rules all. Peace to the storm and to the unrest within many at this time in history.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A Tribute to Louise Hay and Thoughts of Change

A couple of days ago I learned that my favorite self help author, Louise Hay, died peacefully at the age of 90 on August 30.

I have given away more of her book, "You Can Heal Your Life" to my friends, relatives and clients than I can count. I give it away, buy a new one, and then give it away again. It is the book that I credit with helping me change my life from a life of misery to a more empowered and joyful version of myself that I now enjoy.

I can't even count how many times I read her book over and over and over again. The first time I read it I could hardly believe some of the words which jumped off the page and slapped me in the face. I became such an advocate for the words on the pages of that book that anytime someone around me was sick, I would run to the book to find the emotional trigger and find the positive affirmation to turn it around. Everytime I got a bladder infection (once a month or so at the time), I would go within to see who I was pissed off at (always the same person). However, she helped me realize it was not that person's fault that I was pissed off. It was my choice to be angry and to internalize that anger until it affected my health.

Some claim that to say that our conditions in life are a direct result of our thinking is not possible. What about those who are born into poverty or with a deadly illness? How can we say we are responsible for everything that happens to us in our lives? I can't say for sure that 100 percent of our issues are self generated, but our thinking and our emotions are responsible for many illnesses and problems. For myself, when I began to take responsibility for my thinking and my emotions, many of my physical issues have disappeared. (yes,  no more bladder infections!)

I will have to offset the claim of belief generated illnesses with a disclaimer that, yes, sometimes, shit just happens. I think we as Souls choose certain experiences to help our Souls evolve and what better way to grow a strong soul than to go through a challenge of some sort. Kind of like weight lifting for the Soul. But who is to say that our Soul on some higher plane of existence did not set it up? Or maybe our Soul chose it to help someone else grow their soul? Who knows. These days I am not so much about why did it happen as what was my reaction to what happened and how can I get through this with a good attitude? And yes, I am still working on this. I still sometimes get angry while driving or while standing in a long line. I am a perfect combination of the best and worst versions of myself. Instead of asking myself, what belief created this challenge, I ask, what can I do to make myself feel better? Louise's postive affirmations always do the trick.

I guess it is not surprising that her message was not readily supported by the press. It is so easy to blame something outside of ourselves for our problems. One of the favorite scapegoats is the devil in many of the churches I attended. "The devil made me do it" was a popular catch phrase a few years ago. Although I have left behind the thoughts of a devil whose main objective is to make our lives a living hell, apparently many still hold to that belief. To my relief when I left behind that belief, I ceased to run into the devil much.

What can I say about a woman who loved so much and made such a contribution to the lives of so many? Thank you seems like such a small token.

Can you think of one person who maybe said one thing that completely changed your thought processes and began the road to a completely different version of yourself? For me that was Louise Hay. Maybe you don't hold to the belief that your thoughts and emotions affect your health to the degree that Louise Hay claimed. That is fine. Her loving affirmations could do no possible harm. Now I don't claim to advocate refusing medical treatment or professional help when you have a life threatening illness or issue, but I do advocate suplementing your care with positive affirmations and happy thoughts!

When we empower ourselves we empower our children, we empower the people in our lives who we call friends, lovers, relatives, co workers, or even just someone we are friends with on Facebook or Twitter. If we affect even one person to make a change in their lives that then affects everyone they are connected to, think of the changes that happen.

Just for today, take one of Louise's affirmations and say it at least ten times and see if you don't feel better. Here are a few:

"I love and approve of myself."
"I am open and receptive to change,"
"Every thought we think is creating our future."
"My happy thoughts help create my healthy body."

If we feel better, we will feel healthier. If we feel good, we will be able to handle crisis in a more positive and loving way. Maybe your illnesses and problems will go away on their own and maybe they won't. But you may feel more peaceful and loving going through your difficult times. What could be wrong with that?

Thanks Louise Hay. Rest in peace.