Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy Get to Do What You Want To Do Day

Today, keep asking yourself, “What do I want to do now?” Avoid the “have to dos.” If you really have something you have to do, transform your opinion of the task to the “get to do” section of your mind. A “have to do”, when done with resistance, is a burden. Burdens are psychological and made up through a series of beliefs that life sucks. Life only sucks when it comes through our filters of judgment. When we leave life alone to be what it is, it flourishes. 

Don’t rush through today making your life a harried “to do” list. Remember to ask yourself, “What do I want to do?” For several nights, I have gone to my backyard deck, sat with a fire and watched the stars. Last night I laid on the deck, peered through the canopy of trees and expanded to life. My dog was beside me as we partook in the communion. I felt like I was on a wilderness trip, but I was really in my back yard. This activity has been on my “want to do list” for a while but I didn’t do it. Today I am being truer to my “want to do” list. 

Treasure the pleasure of life and do what you want to do. It’s a refreshing change. Feed your soul. Don’t be in a hurry to get things done or become a sole survivor in life, be a soul thriver. Life doesn’t hold us hostage, we do that on our own.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Happy Wait Day

People don't like to WAIT. Maybe there's another way to look at that! Happy Wait Day. I've prepared a 5 minute uplifting message about waiting. Check it out.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Today Tune Into Joy

I don't want to charge into this day. I don't want a challenge. Challenges are made in my mind. I don't want to see how much I can get done. Things may get done, but not at the expense of my aliveness. I don't want to look for what's wrong - what can be improved or fixed. I want to enjoy today. I want to unwrap each moment like a present. If I don't look at the joy that is always already present, I will forever be looking to fix something in order the get that joy. I can't make joy or get joy, but I can perceive the joy of presence. Happiness requires effort or the confluence of circumstances to meet my ideas of what is good or right. I will not be seduced by the normalcy of harried thinking. I am here now and that is more than enough.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Cinnamon Toast Day

When I was young I loved cinnamon toast. It was a comfort food. We used margarine, white bread, sugar and cinnamon (that was probably years old.) I loved it. I anticipated the first bite as the smell of the treat wafted though the kitchen – then that first scrumptious bite. 

Today I had the new improved version of my childhood treat. Ezekiel bread, organic butter, relatively fresh cinnamon and local honey. Wow how delicious. The smells and taste seemed the same yet I enjoyed a much healthier adaptation of my comfort food. Try it. Upgrade the ingredients to your old favorite childhood recipes.

Honey and cinnamon have many health benefits, there’s even a honey and cinnamon way to lose weight.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Happy Surrender Day

 How do I surrender? Everyone wants to let go, but how do you do that? Here’s a process to help you let go and to have an easier day.

The EZ U Process
Get out of the School of Hard Knocks!

Step 1: I admit that today, in this moment, my life is a struggle.

Step 2: I am willing to consider the possibility that my life can be easier.

Step 3: I dedicate my mind and heart to discovering an easier way to perceive and create my life.

Step 4: I am willing to be aware of any conscious or hidden need to suffer or struggle.

Step 5: Anything other than ease is fear.

Step 6: I release my need to control and fix this situation.

Step 7: I relax my body and become aware of my body’s needs, then attend to them.
Step 8: I face my emotions.

Step 9: I surrender my situation, problem or feeling to GUS (God/Universe/Spirit). Imagine yourself looking at a vast star filled sky. Take your mind off the situation and go to this image of expansion. Lose yourself - just for a moment - in the grandeur of the universe. (Use any image that works for you such as a blue cloud filled sky or the ocean)

Step 10: I write down any reaction or feeling I have as a result of letting go (or reflect silently).

By this time you should feel more present and lighter. Happy Surrender Day.
* Excerpted From EZosophy: The Art and Wisdom of Easy or at Least Easier Living.  © 2003 Easy Times Press 281- 419 -1775

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Good Friday, Happy Passover, Happy The Memorial and Happy Full Moon

Happy Good Friday, Happy Passover, Happy The Memorial and Happy Full Moon. This covers Christians, Jews, Jehovah Witnesses and Pagans. I like to make every day a holiday and fortunately today I didn’t have to make one up. 

We can celebrate the life of a man who taught love as the major determining fact to living. We can celebrate the grace we live under that keeps us safe from harm. We can celebrate the death of Christ – it’s the only holiday for JW’s. We can celebrate the cycles of the moon and the rhythms of nature.

Whatever category you fall under, or don’t fall under, I suggest you be true to your own life’s tradition. How do you want to celebrate? What has meaning to you? Maybe some have put meaning into these events that have no value for you. To take on the meaning others give holidays as your personal meaning isn’t authentic. Find your belief, find out who you are and go with that. It may be you go with what others told you, but until you’ve had the direct experience of these things – they are just borrowed concepts.  It’s even okay to give these holidays up. Second hand religion has little value and for me first hand religion misses the mark as well. Most religions tend to separate rather than divide, but of course religion can’t do that – only people can do that. The purpose of religion is to bind us together with our source, but too often religion is used as anther ideological position and the justification for hate and angry righteousness.  We are bigger than that. The love that binds us together is larger than the fear that keeps us apart. I think that’s a great thing to see today. Here’s a thought for today. “The love that binds us together is more than sufficient to activate compassion, community and generosity with me and those I encounter. AMEN”

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy You Are Perfect Day

Happy “I AM Perfect Day.”  Many of you know my story but if you don’t know – Feb 14 is our wedding anniversary and Valentine’s Day. My husband and I were so excited about our holiday that I thought it might be fun to make everyday a holiday. So today is “I Am Perfect Day.”

This is not to say you are a perfectionist. Perfectionism is difficult to pull off and causes a lot on psychological suffering. “I Am Perfect Day” celebrates that who we are is perfect. Our behavior may not be perfect but our being is perfect. Self-help methods tend to take the stance that we are broken and that until we are fixed, we are not okay. Enlightenment is the realization that we are okay the way we are and even our mistakes rest in a larger realm of perfection that we are unable to see with our limited awareness.

One of the biggest obstacles to recognizing our perfection is guilt. Guilt is the mafia of the mind and it is a learned behavior. Guilt came from our master teachers, aka as parents, and it’s been running in our emotional bodies for ions. It’s time to say goodbye to guilt. It’s time to break the chains that bind us to multigenerational  guilt patterns. The guilt of just existing filters into our thinking, creates defensive living and wreaks havoc  in our relationships.

Here’s your mantra for today. “I have the right exist. I am innocent and perfect just as I AM.”

Check out Bejamin Smythe who stands on the street with his signs of encouragement to others.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Happy Imagination Day

Happy Imagination Day. Imagination is the seed thought of creation. I can remember when I was a teenager. I would fall asleep imagining being married. I would see a wedding ring on my finger. I would feel it on my skin. I would see myself getting on an airplane. In these days our society was not as mobile as it is today. Going on a trip was a big deal. Subsequently did marry and I enjoyed travelling around the world. 

AS I grew older, I began to imagine in different ways. I would imagine being happy, having good relationships and being free from my ego. Wherever our attention goes, our life flows. What seeds do you want to plant with your imagination? 

If we wake up in the morning and imagine a hard day, we will find that to be our truth. Our mind interprets life to be as we believe it to be. Life as we see it is a compilation of our imagination. If this is true, and I believe it is, then maybe we might want  to nurture a boundless enthusiastic imagination. DO that today. Imagine your life to be full of what you want. Imagine yourself as fulfilled, happy,  and supported by life.  Imagine your work as being easy and yourself as being efficient and effective.
My friend Don Wells made a video of my imagining going to Hawaii. He took the voice segment form a CD made in 2003. Check it out, can you feel the power of imagination? Happy Imagination Day. And don’t forget to eat well, think responsibly and make life easier every day. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Down With Ego Up With Gusto Day

Did you know that the phantom of the soap opera is here? It’s inside your mind. You know the ego, you know it well it brings you drama, it gives you hell. But for today let’s move from ego to gusto. Let’s be passionately alive and turn on a new voice in our minds. The new voice is fresh, supportive and eager to meet each moment without the clinging of past guilt, drama and hopelessness. SO presto manifesto let’s go with gusto.  Check out Egor the Ego on this short video.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

What Are You Thinking? The Nature of Thought

Teleconference “What Are You Thinking? The Nature of Thought and the Mind.”Please join me Wednesday April 4 at 2 CST PM Please call (209) 647-1600 Access Code 539554 # Please call (209) 647-1600 Access Code 539554 # 

You can call free on Skype - just add new contact to your Skype account and the Skype Name is  freeconferencecallhd.2096471600 (there is a dot between hd and 209) send request and it takes a few seconds to confirm then when you call in for the call you will need the access code 539554#