What Are You Thinking, Right Now?

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Do you know your current thoughts are creating your future experiences?

To the extent we put energy or conviction into our thought, we get a mirrored experience of it. Don’t believe it? Look at your life. What’s working, and what isn’t. Are you bad mouthing money? Are you involved in gossip, or angry about what someone did—even if it was years ago? Maybe you’re not angry, but still wounded by their tone, their actions, or lack of actions.

The best thing you can to do to help yourself is to let it go. Move on. Forgive. Oh no! The “F” word! —It may as well be! No body likes to hear it, and few talk about it. When we forgive, we’re not doing it for the person who upset us. We must forgive because it frees us. As long as we’re the jailer, we  have to stand watch over those we’ve imprisoned. Let them go! If their consciousness is truly not a match for your consciousness, the issue will end. If their behaviors continue, it won’t bother you this time around, because you’ve shifted your energy via your consciousness. Or, they’ll just find someone else to be around. That person will either be the new target for upset, or a new teacher, perhaps in a way that is better understood by them than what you provided. Your trouble—or let’s call them a sacred messenger, will find a replacement.

What are you thinking right now? You are planning your future with those thoughts. If they’re not supportive of the good you want to experience, change your thinking now. Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science (not to be confused with Scientology or Christian Science) would say, “Change your thinking, change your life.” Over the years, other teachers have used the same meaning to spread positive thinking. “Thoughts become things” and “Energy flows where attention goes” are more recent versions of the same idea.

Be honest with yourself. If you really don’t like someone, don’t pretend there isn’t a problem. That just makes it fester within, and ultimately you’ll have a big blow out, or an eruption—and they may not even be around for it! The first step to move on is acknowledging what’s going on. Okay, you don’t like this person. Say you have to interact with them at work. Keep it professional. That doesn’t mean act fake, or not be true to who you are. It does mean you have the opportunity to look at your beliefs. What does this person trigger within you? What are they a mirror to? If they’re out of integrity, how are you out of integrity? Maybe they blab too much. What’s your communication like? Do you talk about them after work? At work? Do you feel you work hard, and they have fun? What’s the trigger for you?

Once you can find the trigger, see what good is in the situation. Maybe you have a great view out a window at work. Maybe you work Sunday through Thursday and love your schedule. Find what you do like, and focus on that. If you plan to leave your job, focus on the good, knowing that good comes with you to your new employment, and say, “This or something better” for the other stuff. For the stuff you hate—focus on the good you’ll accept. Don’t gripe about the bad performers, that will only put energy on them, and bring that type with you.

Change is cumulative. You have to be part of it. You can’t be conscious for a week, and coast for three. Decide what you want, and claim it. Then stay focused. If you drift, don’t get mad at yourself, just acknowledge you drifted, then get back on track, focusing in the direction you intend to go.


How big is your container? (a look into consciousness)

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If you go to the ocean with a teaspoon, that spoon will fill up with water pretty fast. Go down to the ocean with a bucket, and you’ll get more water. If it’s raining and you leave a bucket outside—but the bucket is turned up-side-down, it wont’ catch a drop.

What if our containers, instead of teaspoons and buckets, were our minds, where our imaginations held what we desired. In New Thought, water is symbolic for consciousness, but let’s shift to the container itself. How big is it? How much good can you accept? If you go to the ocean with a teaspoon, you won’t be able to accept much. What if you go to the ocean with a bucket? How about leaving a big bowl, upright to catch the rainfall?

Do you have an abundance consciousness? Do you read this and envision the Grand Canyon as your container to fill?

Try this:

Sit and think of lots of different containers you could use. Think big! See them fill up with experiences you’d like to have. Is your container large enough to hold an airplane? Cruise ship? House? Lots of loving relationships? Keep expanding it to hold more wonderful things. Remember, the universe keeps expanding, so why not your container!

How big is your container?

Good Vibrations


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Confidence is more than attitude, it’s a vibration of energy.  Fear is also a vibration of energy. When you vibrate at a positive level, you become a walking magnet for good people and things to come your way. If you drop some money, someone will call out to let you know. Or, you won’t drop money. You may even find money.

When you vibrate at a negative level, you still become a walking magnet—but for people to kick you when you’re down, take advantage of you, or for things to break down, delays, or just not work in flow.

On either side of the coin, you’ll attract the matching reality to your vibration. If you make a habit of feeling excited, joyful, and satisfied, those energies will tip the scale in your vibration, and results cannot but match those vibrations. If you’re not at the vibration you’d like right now, sit for ten minutes with this. Shift your vibration. Your vibration will not shift after something good happens. Good things will happen when you shift your vibration.

If you do consciously shift your vibration then say, “It worked for half a day, but then it didn’t” check your vibration. It’s easy to fall back into habit. You may start out being very aware of holding exciting thoughts and next time you check, you learn you’ve been worrying about something, or having an argument in your mind with someone who upset you months back.

Before going to bed, you can program your subconscious mind to vibrate at a positive level. Think happy, joyful, exciting thoughts. Feel how you’ll be relieved when the outcome of your problem is solved. Wonderful! Smile your way to sleep. The subconscious mind doesn’t argue. It only says, “Yes!” When you imprint a happy vibrational energy just before going to bed, it’s handed to your subconscious mind for the night. Because your conscious mind isn’t involved, you have a head start on shifting your energy.

Are your Prayers on Rush, Priority Basis?

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People spend hours looking for the right item in stores, catalogs, and online. And yet, they may spend five minutes in prayer. While it’s possible to manifest immediately, we tend to manifest more regularly and more quickly when we’re “prayed up.” Which means, by doing our meditation and prayer work on a regular basis, and being present when we do it (rather than day dreaming or making our to-do list during our prayer time), we’ll find that right item we head out to the store for, without having to spend hours upon hours searching.

Prayer doesn’t guarantee “Rush/Priority” service. Which is good, actually. It usually means something better is in the works. The answered prayer may take more time to manifest if more than one person is involved. There may be someone who wants a promotion. Someone else who wants a new boss, and a third person wanting to move across country. A house many need to be bought/sold, bringing other players into answered prayer. The job listing needs to be seen or heard, and the application received by someone in line with the person applying. The person wanting a promotion may stay at the company where they are, or go to an even better opportunity. Some things we desire seem to take forever to unfold. If we ever learn what took place behind the scenes, we’re amazed at how perfectly it did unfold.

We may think some of our prayers aren’t answered. If you trace that prayer back, you’ll find one of two things: Either you shifted. (God doesn’t shift, we do.) You changed your mind and got wishy-washy on your vision—which brings a wishy-washy answer. Or, looking back you can see you were open to “This or something better.” You didn’t get what you expected, therefore think prayer wasn’t answered. I look back on jobs, relationships, and situations that didn’t manifest as I expected and I am now thrilled (even if not necessarily so when it happened . . . back then.)

I’ve gotten much better at praying with full intent to receive my good, while expecting “This or something better” —and not being a puddle of mush when “something better” is on its way from invisible to visible. (Meaning, it didn’t work out as my glorious plan calculated.) We continue to grow. Give God time, and you’ll receive it back, ten fold. It’s like any other relationship. They’re more sweet when we’re focused, present, and giving of ourselves.

Brainstorm for some ways in which you recognize God. Allow any positive attribute to count. I love to find God in nature, but tonight, I see God in my kitchen! The weather is cold. I didn’t want to go outside, to the store for food. I looked around and saw I had everything I needed to make tortilla soup. Thanks, God! I’m abundant! I’m provided for! How fortunate I am! Mmmm, this soup is good! It’s thinking like this that the universe loves. I feel better, and the universe responds with, “Yes!”

Have fun recognizing God! Remember to look in the mirror! 😉


Envision it!

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Spiritual Law is as if there is one stick; a continuum. Even if things seem opposite, such as hot and cold and light and dark they are two ends to the same stick; different degrees of the same energy. Cold is the absence of a degree of heat. Dark is the absence of a degree of light. Everything is on this continuum. For every action there is a reaction. This is the Law of Cause and Effect, or as Ralph Waldo Emerson called it, the Law of Compensation. Our thinking and consciousness may change, but the Law is constant. It is principle.

The Law of Spirit is impersonal. We personalize the Law. It works the same for everyone. Water will refresh, or drown life. Gravity will bounce the ball when we drop it, or kill us if we jump out of an airplane without a parachute. If someone has a consciousness of mutually loving relationships or perfect health, they’ll draw to them experiences that support their beliefs—just as someone who has the consciousness of lack and limitation will draw effects that support their beliefs. This is not the universe choosing who will have and who will go without; it is the universe saying, “Yes” to all we choose. Even if our choices are not ones of joy, we are free to choose.

What is something you would like to create in your life? (Better health, order, increased loving relationships, more positive cash flow…)

  • Take that idea and nurture it. As an example, if you want to create better health, look at what you’re putting into your body, your sleep patterns, what you do – or don’t do for your mind, body and soul. What are you saying about or to your body? Are you are willing to make one small change this week toward your goal?
  • Envision the outcome of what you want to create. (It can be improved health, increased wealth, more loving relationships, a fantastic job—whatever.) What does the outcome look like? What does it feel like? In your mind, what are you hearing you and others say about your wonderful outcome? Where are you? What are you doing?  Who is with you? Bring in all your senses as strongly as you can into the creation of your vision in mind. Come from a feeling glory and celebration – of really being in the moment where this creation is taking place. Not from a feeling of wishing, hoping, yearning for “one day” – because those are feelings of lack (I wish I had…) and your body will take on the feeling of lack instead of feeling of, Yippee!!! It’s like daydreaming with intention. Make it fun.

Are you washing your ten-year old car as if it is your new Jaguar? Or are you not washing it, and talking trash about it when you get into it?

Money and the Subconscious Mind

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The conscious mind is the ship’s master. If you go around saying, “I have no money” your subconscious mind take you at your word, because the subconscious mind follows directions. It cannot argue, decide or initiate—It’s the servant of your conscious mind.

If you say, “I don’t have money”, your subconscious mind works to ensure you don’t have money for what you want. (Because that’s what you’re saying.) Your subconscious mind is just following your orders. Rather than saying, “I can’t afford that” try saying, “I choose to use my money elsewhere” or “I’ve budgeted for something else right now”.

It’s not about giving up desire for what you can’t purchase right now, it’s about being real, fiscally intelligent and planting the seed for the item to come your way. It doesn’t matter how expensive the item is, either. Who knows? Maybe it’ll be given to you as a gift, or you win it, or you have the money sooner than you originally expected.

Years ago while window shopping, I saw a dress at a boutique. I said, “That’s for me!” I went inside the store. The dress wasn’t in my budget, but I tried it on anyway. It fit and looked great on me. I took note of the size, and told myself I’d check back, and if it was on sale, I’d get it if I still liked it. A month later I did go back. My size was the only one left—and it was 50% off! I tried it on again and still liked it, so bought it. I still have this classic red dress with black velvet cuffs and collar. It still looks good, and I still love it.

I’ve known two people who were gifted with cars by non-family members. One of the cars was brand-spankin’ new. I’ve gifted people with travel, money, and finding what they’d been looking for, but couldn’t find themselves. I’ve won money, books, a Cat-in-the-Hat Pillow (at age six-when it was really important!), a month of in-door rock climbing, candy,  a scarf, hula-hoop contests —and cancer—twice.

Say, “I’m a winner!” and act like one. In other words, name it. Claim it. Act accordingly.

Principles, Truths and Laws of Nature

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Principles, truths and laws of nature never change, they remain exact. When we don’t follow principles in an exact way, our answers vary—but the principle never changes. We’ll always get water when we add two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. It’s a law of nature; a principle. If we don’t follow principle exactly, we’ll end up with hydrogen peroxide instead!

If we wish to change the effect, we must first change the cause. It’s been proven through Quantum Physics that our DNA changes shape depending upon our feelings. Our DNA actually stretches, lengthening when feelings of gratitude, joy, appreciation and love are felt. Negative emotions shut down the DNA in our body. (Greg Braden, The God Code.) “Change your thinking, change your life” is more than a catchy phrase. It’s addressing cause and effect.

A prayer for healing may be answered by guidance to the perfect, right doctor. That’s great, but if the cause of why the doctor was needed isn’t addressed, there will be reoccurrence in some form or other. Pain and dis-ease are the body’s way of telling us something requires attention. Pain is a message through our body to love and care for ourselves. If just the pain is removed and not the cause of it, the pain will show up later, or in a different form until the cause is dealt with, which can get more involved if it’s a mountain of buried issues to work through.

Pray for the consciousness of what is desired, such as the consciousness of perfect health, physical comfort, mutually loving relationships. . . Replacing the cause of the unwanted experience (communication breakdowns, joblessness, etc.) with love, creates a sturdier foundation for that area of your life. God works for us to the extent It can work through us. As Emerson wrote, “Get your bloated nothingness out of the way of the Divine circuits.”

This is true for all areas of life. If someone has an argument, patches it up—and next week they’re in a spat with someone else, the cause of the disrupt isn’t being dealt with. Essentially, a band-aid has been applied, but keeps being ripped off, opening the wound again. They don’t have the consciousness of healthy, happy mutually loving relationships. By having a relationship consciousness, interactions with all people, not just one relationship in particular get better, and are maintained at this higher level.


How to Manifest


Sometimes we fall into the trap of telling God how our manifestation will look in the end. “I’ll meet a single man/woman, who’s a certain age and drives a certain make of car.

Here are three questions to ask yourself:

  • Do I trust God?
  • What do I want in a relationship? (Or whatever you want to manifest)
  • What do I contribute to a relationship? (Or whatever you want to manifest)

Another trap we get pretty close to outlining, but remain vague. “A cute, unconditionally loving blonde who’s happy to see me when I come home, and likes to cuddle in the evenings.” Then, we complain when we’re at home with a golden cocker spaniel in our lap on Friday nights! (cute, unconditionally loving…) Leave the details to God. Stay open,knowing if what you’re heart desires is for your highest good, it’s on its way. It’s God pleasure to please you! The Universe only says, “Yes!” and the happier you are every time It says, “Yes!” The more experiences It will bring you that make you happy – because It’s responding to your energy filed with a “Yes!”

Rather than telling God, I want to work at XYZ, doing ABC, feel the attributes of the company and job you want to experience. Do you want to be respected in your line of work? Do you want to be the one they call when they need a certain job done? Put it all out there—and know that this or something better can come your way. It can happen instantly, and it can take what seems forever.

If you’re consistent with your desire and stating your claim, your good will come your way. It’s up to you to recognize it. The “No” from a top employer in L.A. was hard to take—until I got a job in a like-minded environment in a far more fun, supportive, company culture. During my job search if I’d start to feel sad over not getting “the one” I’d give thanks for not getting it, knowing something even better was on its way—and I could hardly wait to find out what it was! I’d remind myself I was open and receptive to my highest good. This scene has played over and over in several areas of my life. When the dust settles, I’m doing the happy dance! Even if it took me two years to heal a broken heart. . .  Shazam! Oh, it is so worth believing in your dream, yourself, and a power for Good—greater than you.

Go ahead, tell God your plans. Keep some wiggle room for even grander ideas!

Law of Attraction

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Principles, Law of Attraction or Natural Laws. Whatever the name, the marriage between our mental and emotion desires doesn’t always happen, and we often don’t even know it! Of course we want to be healthy, happy and abundant. Then why aren’t we all running around as we desire? It isn’t one word or one thought that throws us overboard, but there is a tipping point. When the scales tip 51% that side wins. It’s also a matter of habit. We can tip the scales to our benefit when we develop strong, healthy mental and emotional habits.

There are facts that are unchangeable. Think of chemistry: When you add one atom of oxygen with two atoms of hydrogen, you will always arrive at water. By exchanging the two atoms of hydrogen for one atom of carbon, the result is carbon monoxide—a poisonous gas. Now think paints and color: A certain amount of yellow mixed with a certain amount of blue will always create green. These principles that work in chemistry, math, and art work the same way in our subconscious mind.

We do not create principle. We never change a principle. We must learn to use principle. Electricity. It can warm us, or it can burn our house down. It’s power, and we didn’t create it. It was here all along, and how to use it discovered, leading to inventions. Our subconscious mind is principle.

Subconscious mind works according to our belief. Some say, “Then why haven’t I won the lotto?” Somewhere, there’s a belief it’s not possible, not your time yet, will cause more headache than you want, is bad, or you’re not good enough, or your church will learn you gamble—and on and on. Bottom line is, if you buy lotto and believe (subconsciously) that you’re a lotto winner, you’ll win.

Which may open a whole new view to your subconscious mind. Sometimes people are real good at winning, or drawing to them great relationships, but they don’t have the subconscious mind/emotion set to maintain the winning or relationship.

I’m good at winning things like “guess how much candy is in the jar,” or hula-hoop contests. I’ve won some books, too. The same friend was with me for two of my winnings. We walked into the event, and when I learned a certain book was being raffled, I told her, “I’m winning that book!”—And I did. Another time, names were being pulled from a basket for opportunities to have energy work done that evening on stage with a renown energy healer, Dr. Kam Yuen. I told her, “Oh! I’m in!” My name was called. One by one people went up and had their moment in front of hundreds. My turn. I said nothing. Immediately, he went for my shoulder. It had hurt a for few years from a fall. He brushed my shoulder and my it felt like a boulder fell off! The pain has been gone since. He then asked me some questions, which he’d not done to other participants. One question I remember was, “Why aren’t you in a relationship?” The crowd and I laughed. He waited for my answer. “The men here…” “When the time is right…” Then he said, “Why not change your thinking?” (What a concept!) When my time was over, I reached out to shake his hand. He reached wider to hug me. My friend pointed out that every woman on stage except me had gone to hug him, and he didn’t hug any of them, but gave a handshake instead.

One year, I was a a street fair, and had some fun an a surfboard set up like a teeter-totter, in front of a big screen video game—you guessed it—of an ocean with sharks, other surfers, etc The idea was to hit some of them and earn points, and out race others so not to get eaten. My time was good and at the end of the day I won the opportunity to go to the finals for a chance to win $100. $300. or $500. “YES!” I headed off to the finals and barely anyone was there. My game was great during practice. I was a sure win for $500. Until one of the “surf crew” saw some guys who hadn’t pre-qualified, but hey, they were warm bodies, and they were invited to compete. Then, at the last minute, the surf board I’d been practicing on broke, and I had to use the board the guys had been practicing on. It had a very different feel to it. These guys were competitive, and I could feel it. The fun was gone for me. In less than twenty minutes I’d gone from a sure $500. to sweating it for $100. I held two beliefs: Money comes easily to me. Others can elbow in without putting in the time or much effort, and walk away with more. Both beliefs were my reality.

It’s not how much we want something, our mindset, or how good of a person we are. It’s principle. It’s our subconscious mind carrying out our thoughts. It’s the Law.

Free Money

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Boom! Wow! You’ve just won $1,000.00 after taxes.

What would you do with it?

It’s “unscheduled money” so would you use it for bills anyway? Or would you use it as “fun money”?

House repairs? Car savings? A year’s worth of dinner and movies? Travel? Clothes? Tools? Donations?

Sit with this idea of getting $1,000.00 and feel it. Pay attention to how it feels receiving the money, and making plans to spend it. If it doesn’t feel good, you’re in the moment of lack — wishing it were more than $1,000.00, or focusing on “it’s not real.”

Everything begins in the mind. Imagination is where it all starts for everything — the chair you’re sitting on; the computer you use. The idea is to feel the fun of the money and plans. That shifts your focus and energy to receiving and if you keep this up throughout the day, you’ll see a shift. Some may see it that day, others in a few days, and others a week or so. Don’t stress out about “doing it right.” Have fun. If it doesn’t feel good, don’t do it.

Sometimes I do this throughout the day. I’ll plan to spend it on yard art. Then a few hours later, I spend it on travel. I never tell myself, “You can’t re-spend it.” I just keep having the experience of receiving and planning.

Have fun with  your free money!