Abundance, Peace, Inspiration, Spiritual and The Connection With Self.

"We are all in this giant wheel of life, this grand circle and we are all connected. If you enjoy these writings and quotes shared, then part of my life mission is complete. Notice that the writings are all of everything, no particular dogma or religion. There are many paths to Spirit. Some of these may apply, while some may not. Take what is beneficial and leave behind that which is not. In part, it is what it is and it is my gift to bring enlightenment to all life here and beyond."

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Confidence In Spirit

Namasté!

Good morning,

As I sit here at the computer from a very busy day and start writing, I say what a promise this is! As though Spirit were issuing a challenge to the human by saying, "Perhaps things are better than they appear to be. Have you really tried to have confidence in Spirit? Have you ever experimented with your own mind to see if you could come to a place where you truly believe there is enough good to go around?" My friend, it is as though the prophet were telling us that even divine bounty itself, lavish and extravagant as it must be, awaits our acceptance. So today, let me ask you this, are you holding your bowl of acceptance and your chalice of life upside down so that even the fruit and the wine of Spirit cannot be poured into it? Yet the windows of heaven must be forever open. Have a wonderful day.

In loving white light, my faith, love and magik...

Blessed be always,

~dyved...


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TREATMENT / PRAYER

"Today I open the windows of my own soul so that the windows of heaven may pour into my experience of blessing greater than I am able to receive. Nor would I withhold this blessing from others, for as surely as it comes to me, just as surely shall it go forth multiplied and increased, to heal and help, to bless and enrich and gladden others. My faith, my hope, my expectancy looks up and out and beholds a limitless abundance present everywhere, flowing through all things, a limitless love giving of itself to everything, and infinite peace enveloping all. Behind it all, around and through it, a joy forever sings a song of happiness and fulfillment. This is my day, this is my heaven, this is my life, this is my God. In God will I put my trust and from God Shall I receive blessings that fill my cup of life to overflowing. Amen."
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Change is a prelude to growth.

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"Humor is the great equalizer. When you make someone laugh, you make them feel good. When they feel good around you, they tend to feel good about you. When they feel good about you, they want to do business with you."
- Joe Heuer, Humorist and speaker
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"On those gloomy days, hitch a ride on your secret angel's wings. You'll be lifted high above the clouds."
- Suzanne Siegel Zenkel, "Your Secret Angel"
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Love seeketh not itself to please,
nor for itself hath any care,
but for another gives its ease,
and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
- William Blake

You see now, lying alone on the blistering sand, feeling the feverish abscess of despair, that when you think yourself to please, love displeased, vanishes into thin air.

Love, which seeketh and asketh nothing but to be; love, which comes and goes unbidden, that finest and most privileged mystery.
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Our speech stems directly from our thoughts, and in addition to right action and right speech, a maturing spirituality cultivates awareness of right thinking. When we catch ourselves thinking belittling, judging, cynical or snide thoughts, we are on the way to surrendering old habits of mind and planting the seeds of kind, encouraging thinking. Awareness of our thought habits and the intention to change them is an important aspect of cultivating kindness.
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Follow Your Bliss


  1. Begin to tell the truth to yourself about what heals you and what hurts you. Take a piece of paper and draw a vertical line down the middle. Above the left half write, What I really love to do. On top of the right half write, What I really don't enjoy. Fill in both halves as completely as possible. It is extremely important that you do not censor or judge your responses. Write as if no one else will ever see your paper. Do not list what you believe should make you happy or what others tell you should hurt you. Record the things you honestly love to do the most and least.
  2. Take action-steps to build self-nurturing activities into your schedule. Set up a weekly appointment for a massage. Contact a travel agent to explore the kind of vacation you've been fantasizing about. Send for a brochure about a school that teaches the course you would like to study. Bring your joy from the wish-level to real expression. You will be amazed at how much more alive you feel when you take even a little step toward actualizing your dreams.
  3. Consider ways to minimize activities that disempower you. Do you really need to work on that committee or continue taking care of that person you feel you have to save? It may be easier than you think to stop doing those things. You have more of a choice than you may have realized. At any given moment you are contributing to your freedom or your imprisonment. To disengage from that which does not serve your highest self is to make time and energy available to manifest what you truly desire. Take some action steps to cut yourself free from activities that leave you drained and depleted.
  4. Make a list of the talents or activities for which you are most acknowledged and rewarded. For what do your friends praise you the most? For what skills and services does money come to you most readily? These rewards are messages from God, reminding you that if you give, life will take care of you spiritually and materially. Discover the obvious.
  5. Make choices on the basis of the peace they bring. If something is for you, it will feel like it fits. You will be able to breathe with your choice and sleep peacefully at night. If it's not, don't try to stuff yourself into an outfit that is a mismatch for your soul. When you are faced with a challenging decision, close your eyes and imagine you have just committed to choice A. This commitment will evoke a tight heavy, and deadening feeling. Or it may feel enlivening, exciting, and stimulating. Then try alternative B on for size. Imagine you have just committed to that choice. This will also evoke a particular response within you. One alternative will probably resonate in a more healing place within you. It will bring a feeling (or even a little hint) of lightness, relief, or confidence. This is the direction to take.
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Something now to chuckle at!


The Darwinian vs. God Contest

One day a group of Darwinian scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they picked one Darwinian to go and tell him that they were done with him. The Darwinian walked up to God and said, "God, we've decided that we no longer need you. We're to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don't you just go on and get lost." God listened very patiently and kindly to the man. After the Darwinian was done talking, God said, "Very well, how about this? Let's say we have a man-making contest." To which the Darwinian happily agreed. God added, "Now, we're going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam." The Darwinian said, "Sure, no problem," and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt. God looked at him and said, "No, no, no. You go get your own dirt."

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Clouds and Streams

Namasté!

Good morning,

Today as I went about my tasks and even have taken a little time out by the pool. As I gazed into the sky and watched the clouds, well, just be clouds and form at randomly whatever Spirit expresses through them. I realized that it is in every one of us to be an expression of absolute love. There are no boundaries in and outside of us. Everything experienced and not experienced flows free, as the stream in the forest flows, and the clouds in the sky float. That stream or cloud may find obstacles in it's flow, but it does not stop and give up, it finds the best way to overcome them and or go around them and continue to be itself, a stream or cloud. So as we find obstacles in our daily lives, but don't give up, continue to be just you and know that you are expressing absolute love and your journey is in absolute divine order. Have a Grand day!

In loving white light, my faith, love and magik...

Blessed be always,

~dyved...


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TREATMENT / PRAYER

"Now is the appointed hour. I take advantage of my inner guidance and commit myself to doing only that which enriches me and causes me to be more aware of my potential. I am fully present and alert. Gratefully I say thanks and so it is."
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"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."
- Rene Descartes

To be sure, a healthy sense of doubt, and eagerness and ability to question our most fundamental beliefs and opinions, leads us toward self-discovery. If we never question, never doubt, we are essentially living our lives on borrowed thoughts. Living conditioned lives, we know not from whence we speak, and know not from whence we think.

Certainly, it is part of our birthright to doubt and to question. By doubting and questioning we may stumble upon truths hidden by those habits of thought, that endless repetition that makes up our consciousness. And once we discover a truth in this doubtful manner, through our uncertainty, our open-minded diligence, it becomes a part of us.
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Spiritual attainment is not ascending a ladder into heaven and hobnobbing with the angels. It's being able to function with clarity and love right here on earth. When you can make that uncomfortable phone call, rather than avoiding it, then you are making spiritual progress. When you can give money to charity without needing the applause of others for your generosity, then you are making spiritual progress. When you can own your projections and let go of the ingrained habit of judging others, then you are making spiritual progress.

Contemplate the simple acts you could perform that would help you feel freer or more loving. Is there an overdue thank-you note? A phone call you've put off? A letter that you really need to write? Do it as soon as you can.
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This has been around the net and is old. But I still get a pretty good chuckle out of it. Have fun with this one...

NEW NAME

Sometimes when you have a stressful day or week, you need some silliness to break up the day. Here is your dose. Follow the instructions to find your funny name. The following is an excerpt from a children's book, "Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants", by Dave Pilkey

The evil Professor forces everyone to assume new names. Lest we take ourselves too seriously, take a moment to find your new name and wear it with humor for the day...

Use the third letter of your first name to determine your NEW name:

a = stinky
b = lumpy
c = buttercup
d = gidget
e = crusty
f = greasy
g = fluffy
h = cheeseball
i = chim-chim
j = poopsie
k = flunky
l = booger
m = pinky
n = zippy
o = goober
p = doofus
q = slimy
r = loopy
s = snotty
t = falafel
u = dorkey
v = squeezit
w = oprah
x = skipper
y = dinky
z = zsa-zsa

Use the second letter of your last name to determine the first half of your NEW last name:

a = diaper
b = toilet
c = giggle
d = bubble
e = girdle
f = barf
g = lizard
h = waffle
i = cootie
j = monkey
k = potty
l = liver
m = banana
n = rhino
o = burger
p = hamster
q = toad
r = gizzard
s = pizza
t = gerbil
u = chicken
v = pickle
w = chuckle
x = tofu
y = gorilla
z = stinker

Use the fourth letter of your last name to determine the second half of your NEW last name:

a = head
b = mouth
c = face
d = nose
e = tush
f = breath
g = pants
h = shorts
i = lips
j = honker
k = butt
l = brain
m = tushie
n = chunks
o = hiney
p = biscuits
q = toes
r = buns
s = fanny
t = sniffer
u = sprinkles
v = kisser
w = squirt
x = humperdinck
y = brains
z = juice

Thus, for example, George W. Bush's new name is Goober Chickenshorts. Go figure.

Clinton's new name is Poopsie Liverchunks.

Again, have a great weekend and have fun!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Spirit Is All There Is

Namasté!

Good morning,

It is without question that for most of us, we may at one time or another felt betrayed in which may have left us feeling devastated. We may even have met others or found ourselves in a situation that we thought we could trust and then, seemingly without a clear warning, something happens and we then find out that we cannot trust that person or situation any longer. Anytime we place this trust outside of ourselves, we experience one of the greatest examples of judging by appearances, and we are certain to be disappointed. We then subject ourselves to the "victim" consciousness and find ourselves at the whim of forces outside of our control. Perhaps this is what the ancient scriptures meant when they urged each one of us to "Put not your trust in man whose breath is in his nostrils..." Well then you may be asking, how do we remain open and trusting and not become cynical or bitter towards people? And yet another question arises, how do we find a place of self-empowerment in these situations? My sweet friend, I believe the truth is that we do not have to trust in any person, place or situation. We do have to trust in Spirit however. For some of us, that will mean coming to a new understanding of both trust and Spirit. Principally speaking, if Spirit is all there is, and then we must trust that Spirit is moving through every person, place and situation as well. Christ the prophet taught us to seek first the kingdom, and this means continuously turning within to the one Power. In so doing, everything that is trustworthy will be shown to us and we will find ourselves in a freedom that we so desire. Have a truly spectacular day!

In loving white light, my faith, love and magik...

Blessed be always,

~dyved...


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TREATMENT / PRAYER

"I have a new understanding of trust in my life that satisfies and serves my continuous spiritual unfoldment."

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"If you're not enjoying the journey, you probably won't enjoy the destination."
- Joe Tye, Motivational speaker and coach
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"You can address your angelic request directly to God or to your angels. Either way, heaven instantly responds to your message and sends angels to guide, love and heal you."
- Doreen Virtue, "Divine Guidance"
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"Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To hold open a door; to say "thank you" and "your welcome," "hello" and "good-bye";
To inquire into the welfare of your neighbor; to ask politely instead of rudely demand;
To let a car out of a driveway; to pick up after yourself; to be forbearing and friendly;
To be civil and refined; to carry yourself with dignity and grace; to offer your hand in help;
To be kind and courteous; to be amiable and considerate; to be cordial and indulgent, magnanimous and just plain decent, surely we have "world enough and time" for this.
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The unfolding soul thinks less and less about "me" and more and more about "us." Many Buddhists take the vow of the Bodhisattva, agreeing to forgo their own evolution into a Pure Land (a heaven realm) in order to continue being reborn on this earth or in any realm where they can be a service to those who are still suffering from the illusions of unworthiness and separation.
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Goals

"If there were a goal to life, things would not be so beautiful, because one day you would come to the very end, and then everything after that would just be boring. There would be repetition, repetition, repetition; the same monotonous state would continue - and life abhors monotony. It goes on creating new goals - because it has none! Once you attain a certain state, life gives you another goal. The horizon goes on and on running in front of you; you never reach it, you are always on the way - always reaching, just reaching. And if you understand that, then the whole tension of the mind disappears, because the tension is to seek a goal, to arrive somewhere.

Mind is continuously hankering for arrival, and life is a continuous departure and arrival again - but arriving just to depart once more. There is no finality to it. It is never perfect, and that's its perfection. It is a dynamic process, not a dead, static thing.

Life is not stagnant - it is flowing and flowing, and there is no other shore. Once you understand this you start enjoying the journey itself. Each step is a goal, and there is no goal. This understanding, once it settles deep into your inner core, relaxes you. Then there is no tension because there is nowhere to go, so you cannot go astray."
- Osho

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The World Is Your Canvas!

Namasté!

Good morning,

As we journey into another gorgeous day, let us acknowledge the Spirit filled activity in everything in and around us. Knowing this, we must take a step back and just completely and wholly give thanks that we are indeed a part of the great mind of God/Spirit. Let this day also be your own personal canvas, be creative and paint the wonders of life before you. You too my friend are an artist with a brush in hand guided by Spirit. Enjoy the days ahead!



In loving white light, my faith, love and magik...

Blessed be always,

~dyved...


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TREATMENT / PRAYER

"My imagination is alive and well. I open my heart and mind to expand and explore the world of opportunity for me. As I imagine new possibilities, I realize that change must inevitably take place, but with my faith in Spirit within me I welcome change as the way to put my imagination to work. I give thanks this moment for the one Divine Spirit flowing through me as I welcome newness into my life. Amen."
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"The creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do."
- Orison S. Marden

Deep down, on a moonless night or a cloudy afternoon, on a Sunday morning or on a Tuesday at midnight, in the grocery store or in you bed, while driving on the freeway or taking a walk, do you long to create, do you have a searing aspiration to be an artist? Then deny yourself no longer.

The anguish of not following your bliss debilitates. Acknowledge your longing - it is not too late. Find the space and time to develop your creative abilities. Life is short, but a truly creative life recognizes no time at all. Begin!
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"I believe that angels are forms, images, and expressions through which the essences and energy forces of God can be transmitted and that, since there are an infinite number of these forms, the greatest service anyone can pay the angelic host is never consciously to limit the ways angels might appear to us."
- Don Gilmore - Angels, Angels, Everywhere


"What I think is creative is angels and what they wear, I think angels are creative because they help people and because they are so pretty. Angels are also creative in what they say to people. Another thing that is creative is nature. I love every part of nature. I think nature is creative in the birds that flap their wings and the horses that run. I also think my aunt, Terry Lynn Taylor, is very creative. She writes books."
- Jessica Marie Godfrey, age 9

Contemplate this. "In what ways are you expressing your creativity? And if not, then what would you like to do? And what is blocking your creative source?"

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Be Still, And Know You Are God

Namasté!

Good morning,

What an absolutely wonderful day it truly is! My friend, did you know that God/Spirit could not withhold itself from us? God has given itself fully unto all of us to enjoy. The life of Spirit is the eternal and the perfect essence of all things. With that in mind, that life is God's gift to each one of us. Therefore, its fullness is within us, ready to manifest through us as we consciously partake of it. Since we are actually self-choosing, even though divinely endowed, we do however partake of our divinity more completely as we embrace it in our own thought. I do know that we live in a changeless reality and we are always in the midst of plenty everywhere. We really should not be disturbed by the passage of time, the movement around us, nor the variation of experience through which we go. My dear sweet friend, always know that something within you remains immovable and absolutely says: "Be still, and know that I am God." Yes it is true, that the Life of God is our Life! Good day to you.

In loving white light, my faith, love and magik...

Blessed be always,

~dyved...


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TREATMENT / PRAYER

"I now consciously begin to draw upon the life that is mine. I now begin to re-educate myself definitely, by whatever steps I may, to a belief that there is given unto me a fullness of being which is divine in its very origin and which is always, always available because it is eternal. The life of the Mother-Father-Spirit/God and Divine Energy is my life. The infinite richness of that life is mine to enjoy. The vital wholeness, the wisdom, the peace of God/Spirit are mine. All things that proceed from God are mine. I now claim everyone of them. The act of taking is my right and privilege. I exercise it intelligently and in full faith. And so it is."
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Hindu Wisdom

"Those whose spiritual awareness has been awakened never make a false move. They don't have to avoid evil. They are so replete with love that whatever they do is a good action. They are fully conscious that they are not the doer of their actions, but only servants of God."
- Ramakrishna
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"Do yourself a favor. Overlook at least two things today."
- M. J. Ryan, Editor
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** Angels **

"We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can only fly embracing each other."
- Luciano De Crescenzo
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Meditations from Conversations with God (Book 1)

"Go first to your Highest Thought about yourself. Imagine the you that you would be if you lived that thought every day."
- Page 77 - Neale Donald Walsch
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"Another question is that if you always remain humble then others may take advantage of you and how should you react? It is quite simple: you should act with wisdom or common sense, without anger and hatred. If the situation is such that you need some sort of action on your part, you can, without anger, take a counter-measure. In fact, such actions which follow true wisdom rather than anger are in reality more effective. A counter-measure taken in the midst of anger may often go wrong. Without anger and without hatred, we can manage more effectively."
- His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
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Speed

"Once you find your right rhythm, you will be able to do much more. Your actions will not be hectic, they will run more smoothly, and you will be able to do much more. There are slow workers, but slowness has its own qualities. And in fact, those are better qualities. A fast worker can be quantitatively good. He or she can produce more quantitatively but quantitatively can never be very good. A slow worker is qualitatively more perfect. His whole energy moves into a qualitative dimension. The quantity may not be much, but quantity is not really the point.

If you can do a few things, but really beautiful things, almost perfect, you feel very happy and fulfilled. There is no need to do many things. If you can even do one thing that gives you total contentment, that is enough; your life is fulfilled. You can go on doing many things, with nothing fulfilling you. What is the point?

A few basic things have to be understood. There is no such thing as human nature. There are as many human natures as there are human beings, so there is no one criterion."
- Osho
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Express hurt feelings directly

Hurt is an expression of vulnerability. We tend to mask it with defensiveness and blame. It is important to express feelings of hurt directly and if possible in a non-blaming way. "I felt really hurt when you didn't ask me to go with you." as opposed to "You don't care about my feelings."

Risking the exposure of our true feelings, even hurt or sad feelings, can be scary, but it creates the openness, sharing, and intimacy we crave.

"I am embracing and expressing my vulnerability."
- Shakti Gawain, Reflections in the Light
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"Allow each soul to walk its path."

A Poem That Inspires Me

The following poem has actually set the goal of my life and the reason for this blog. Basically it says to me that love is the only difference between life and a living death. I feel the more love a person has, the higher his evolution and development is. In turn, the higher his development is, the nearer is he to the knowledge of God/Spirit, and of course the most asked question, the meaning of life.
The noblest work on earth, within my ken. Is ministering to the souls of men. And if our vision's true and God is near, his voice will speak to you and you will hear, "Go ye out to all the world and preach for me The Gospel of Immortality." For God's in every man and man's divine. For He hath said, "Let thy light so shine." That unto all others a beacon it shall be, helping and guiding on toward Immortality. Thou canst not help or guide the least one on if thou are not sure thyself the way is true; that is the reason I have come to you. To make it simpler, clearer, unto thee, to find the way to Immortality. If thou hast helped just one poor, lonely soul. To heal a wound and make it whole, then hast thou seen God, and God shall dwell with thee, making thee sure of Immortality.
Contemplate these words. If you have learned to love and appreciate the abundance of God/Spirit around and in us, the natural forces and powers with which we are truly blessed. I encourage you to go out and preach the Gospel of Immortality in your own very unique way.

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