All posts tagged: God

God Knew, and Knows

Back in the early 90’s I had a friend named Alberta. She is no longer on earth but while she was her impact on my life was as tremendous as her heart. Life always has had its challenges. God always sends me an earth angel to get through them. At that time, it was Alberta. She was kind of a stout woman, had been through a lot herself, and to me one of the most loving people I had ever met. When life got crazy, and it often did, she would always repeat the very same thing. She would say, “Now sister, almost 2000 years ago when Jesus hung on the cross, He knew this moment in time would be going on for you. You are no surprise to God!” Hahaaa! I always thought I shocked everyone, with my out of the box thinking and always pondering my next mindful and spiritual experience. Somewhere in there lies the duality of life. We are spirit and we are human. I just wish the human part would …

Mending Broken Glass With Dreams

Right in the middle of a difficult move, a colorful vase dropped to the floor while unpacking. It shattered into what looked like a thousand pieces. I sat down on the floor at that point and just cried my eyes out. I had lost my home in the infamous housing and lending crash of 2008. It took a couple of years or so to actually lose it. I did all I could do to preserve it. It was a hard battle but clearly there was only one way it would go. I was going to have to lose the home that came to mean so much to me. It was purchased with a down payment of tender money; my son’s life insurance policy from the United States Government. I kept telling myself it was only a bunch of walls and “stuff”. It was so much more than that though. It inhabited memories. Very tender and unforgettable memories. There were Christmas holidays, Thanksgivings when family was around the table, laughter I heard on the other side …

Where is the Love?

Whitney Houston came out with a new song back in the early 80’s called “The Greatest Love of All”. I needed that song so much. There is no lonelier place to be than in a relationship alone. That was what I had. Every day was empty, hurtful, and alone. I am not one to cheat or find attention elsewhere, so I suffered alone. What Whitney says in her song is true; children are our future. The way they are guided in the beginning is the way they will guide their lives later. I took care of myself every single day of every part of my life. It made no difference who was there or not there. My life depended on God and myself. It was good training for what was ahead. Or, maybe what unfolded ahead was because of how I was trained; to be independent. Over the years it started to become very easy to walk away from anyone who left me empty, because I learned to fill myself. I always thought it was …

Addictions Are Not for the Weak

Yesterday I was going through some photos of those I have known of who have struggled with addictions of many kinds. Most of them are no longer here on earth. Some still are and struggling. Then there are those who feel they have it “under control” only choosing a new addiction to supply their needs. After watching so many over a lot of years struggle with one addiction or another the truth of its power over people has become overwhelming. I have no doubt that addiction is an illness of the soul. Yes, there is also a family genetic component we can’t ignore, but either way, it all becomes facilitated by a deeper soul scar. The deeper the scars the harder it is to break the cycle. Since addictions are an illness, I also feel they should be treated as an illness. Soul scars are nothing to take lightly. They cause many issues in life. They guide our behavior, can cause physical and emotional illness, and facilitate addictive behavior. The harder part is what another …

Are You Still Living Outside of Yourself?

Today, take the time to meditate on who you are and what you have inside of yourself. So often we tend to live and adjust to what is on the outside instead of knowing the security of what is on the inside of us. Instead of allowing your emotions to be moved one way and then back the other, allow yourself to be anchored to God inside. Being anchored means to not be tossed around by every little thing that happens in life. Let God be an anchor that holds you stable. The Bible tells us a double minded man/woman is unstable in all his/her ways. When a person is double minded they seek to please or act according to what, or who, is on the outside of them. When God is an internal achor there is no tossing. A foundation is built on the wisdom and maturity of walking in spirit and not according to physical experience. Take some time to move inward and reflect on the stability of God’s nature. Intend to be …

Returning to Your Authentic Self

Some time ago I sat quietly and listened to a heart broken client express, “I don’t know who I am anymore, and I have no idea where I am going.” Tearfully she explained how her life had been slowly going through a change. One day she woke up and nothing felt right for her any more. She was devastated, stuck, and had no idea what had happened to the life she once knew and was quite happy with at one time. As we continued to talk, she described for me how her life used to be, how she used to feel, and what it was that made it so much better back then. As we moved forward to the present it was obvious she had been slowly conditioned to her environment by the people she now knew, and the changes that had occured in her life. Nothing happened suddenly, it was a slow boil. Ever hear the frog story about putting a frog in boiling water? If you put it in hot water it will …

Truth About Energy Healing, Light, and the Mind, Body, Emotion Connection: Is Your Own Negativity Zapping Your Faith? (part 3 in a Series)

Negativity, just like positivity, has a current, a flow, an energy. It flows outside of you from others and it flows inside of you from yourself. Your thoughts create energy, either negative or positive. Thoughts are a part of the flow, and they are never ending. Just close your eyes for a moment and observe your thoughts. They are running like a faucet, right? The Bible says, “As a man (or woman) thinks so he/she is.” Like it or not, your thought life creates the life outside of yourself and the life you live. Your thoughts affect the outcome of situations, how you handle them, and your emotional responses to what is happening. I want to focus on negativity and faith for a moment. Let’s keep in mind that situations happen. Not so great things happen in life. That is our reality right now. We become sad, upset, go through grief etc. This is part of being human. Some things just can’t be controlled, but our actions and how we react to them can. If …