Thursday, September 30, 2010


All of us have a t one time or another been taken advantage of, cheated, lied to, and abused by someone we knew and even trusted. Sadly, that seems to just be a part of this earthly life we cannot get around. Unless one just stays inside and never ventures out into the world they will at some time have reason to forgive someone.They say forgiveness is divine and Im sure that is true but there are more than one reason to forgive. First and foremost, I believe, is that unless we do forgive those who have hurt us the hurt will continue to linger in our minds and souls and create all kinds of "bad" things in our life. Even after we may have forgotten the hurt itself unless forgiveness has been given the old feelings still eat at one like a runaway cancer.That brings us to another reason to forgive--that is to help us( the one who has been wronged) to heal and able to get on with our life.Another reason(and one I think a lot of us overlook) to forgive is that until we do then the one who harmed us is still "winning". Chances are they have already "forgotten" the hurt they did to you and they continue on with their life as if nothing has happened. Therefore they are not bothered,( in a conscious way at least) and it does not cause them to lose any sleep over the wrong they have done. Now if we still harbor ill feelings toward that person it will keep us awake a t night thinking"How could they have done that to me?" We lose sleep trying to figure it out and the more we think of it the madder we get. That in turn raises our blood pressure and can even cause physical sickness as well as mental torment.So in that regard the one who was responsible for the hurt goes along nicely while we continue to suffer in different ways. So that makes them still winning over us. So I say go ahead and forgive(not forget) but forgive and just let it go with the assurance that the one who inflicted the damage will someday have to pay that karmic debt and in the meantime you are now free to live your life with a much better attitude. I once read an old adage somewhere that I try my best to live by--and that adage is this "The best revenge is living well". Just try that and see what happens the next time someone abuses you in any way. Just forgive them and go on and continue to live a great life. And believe me that will drive your "enemies" crazier than any other revenge you may try to exact on them. And also if you do react to their actions with a revenge motive to "equal" the score just remember that for every action there is a reaction and be most assured that the One Spirit will ALWAYS give you back a reflection of what you put out either by action or thought. So in closing let me say that if I have offended any of you in this life in any manner I am truly sorry and I ask for your forgiveness and you can be assured that I hold no ill feelings toward any of you. May "God" always help me stay centered and to remember that forgiveness is truly a Divine action. My hope and prayer for all of you truly wonderful folks is that you and yours will be blessed today and forever with the best of everything."HUGS" to all of you.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I truly believe that each day is a gift given to each of us to do with what we please. There are times when lots of us seem to forget this. We sometimes start our day off with a negative attitude and feel stressed to get our "work" done. We oft times begin the day without stopping to give thanks that we are alive and have a brand new day just waiting to embrace us with its many splendors. A new day which noone has ever lived in before nor will again. And we have at our fingertips the Divine "brush" to create our masterpiece. I firmly believe if each of us would take a moment at the beginning of each new day to decide to give a gift back to the One Mind our days would then be better lived and contain much more love and goodness. And the gifts we decide to give dont have to cost us anything. Sometimes the gift of being nice to a stranger will do more for us than a gift which cost lots o f money. Some of the gifts we could and should giv e freely as an example are: A warm smile to everyone we meet, a handshake that says I love you, A compliment to someone who doesnt expect it, holding a door open for the next person, letting someone go in front of you even tho you are next in line--You get the picture Im sure.And the best thing about giving gifts from the heart is that you as the giver are as much blessed by it as the receiver of the gift. So allow your ego self to step aside and try "gifting" from the heart at least once or twice a day and see the positive results in your life happen often. In closing Id like to share the following quote about giving to others. This quote comes from the book Walking Through Illusion by my friend Betsy Otter Thompson.--"Giving to others without emotional lift leaves you bereft of pleasure, and others bereft of a gift"-- So make sure the gift you give comes from the heart simply for the purpose of doing something nice with no regards to getting anything back in return.Hugs I now leave with each of you wonderful people!

Friday, September 24, 2010


I've heard lots of different folks talk about the Day of Judgement which in their minds is the day that God decides to end our world and we are then "judged" according to how we lived our lives here on earth.That may well be the case even though I don't personally believe in a so called judgement day per se. Instead I feel that every day is judgement day and we reap whatever karma we deserve by the acts we have done or left undone. The Universal Mind only knows how to giv e to us that which we accept. And whatev er we put out either called "good" or "bad" this Mind will return to us in the proper way and time.Here's hoping that all your "judgements" today will be for the best! May all of you wonderful folks be blessed with a great weekend filled with lots of love, joy, and peace of mind.And try not to forget to do something kind for someone just for the heck of it!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Illusionary reward keeps you seeking more and better on a fairly regular basis. But illusion won't get you the more and better that satisfies. For that, you have to appreciate the more and better you have.

In all the little things you relish are all the big things that matter.

These thoughts to ponder are from Betsy Otter Thompson's book titled "Walking Through Illusion" Thank you Betsy for allowing me to share these words of wisdom with my readers.

Friday, September 17, 2010


I'd like to take time to introduce to all of my friends and readers of my blog to a wonderful lady who is a very talented writer. Her name is Betsy Otter Thompson. Some of you may already be familiar with her and her books. I was fortunate enough to acquire a copy of her book titled"Walking Through Illusion". I did a quick read through and am now in the process of reading it again much slower this time around. I have to say that I really feel it is one of the "best" boks Ive come across in quite a while. The way Betsy interpets the info in this book is awesome.One of my all time favorite writers is Richard Back(author of Jonathon Livingstone Seagull,A bridge Across Forever, Illusions, and One just to name a few.) And this book by Betsy reminds me so much of Bach's works. It is very uniquely written from a very diferent viewpoint and it has caused me to do a lot of deep thinking which I desperately need to do from time to time. As I continue to read agin Betsy's book I am going to share some of her quotes here on the blog. But if you get a free moment you should check out Betsy's work for yourself.She has been kind enough to allow me to share parts of her book here online and a link that you can follow to contact her person to person. One of her links is And now here is just a small sampling of her work in Walking Through Illusion--In chapter 11 which is titled Truth she asks the reader this question: "Whose truth is the right truth?" She then answers this question with the following--"No one else's beliefs have validity in your life unless you live them, love them, and therefore understand them" I couldn't agree more with Betsy on that statement . I do hope you will do yourself a favor and check out her website. She has also published other books one may find interesting. In closing may I wish for each of you dear folks a very blessed weekend for you and yours. My sincerest hope is that it will be filled with much love, peace,joy, and fun! Be safe out there in this big ol world and try to do something good for someone! "HUGS" to each of you.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I would like to take this opportunity to call your attention to my friend Chris's music and his band which is called the Thrift Store Poets. I was fortunate enough to obtain one of their cds and the music is really great. Chris writes his own songs and I have found them to be quite good. In case you would like to check them out you can go to his blog which I myself follow. It is called Christopher's Thoughts. Once on his blog you can then listen to a sampling of his music. I just wanted to share this with any of you who love music as much as I myself do. So check it out, I think you will really like his music!

Monday, September 13, 2010


You can only manifest what you already have.--Eckhart Tolle."A NEW EARTH"

Intuition is God in man(kind)--Science of Mind

There is one mind common to all individuals.--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prayer does something to the mind of the one praying.--Science of Mind

Friday, September 10, 2010


The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while,and watch your answers change.

You teach best what you most need to learn.
Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world--even if what is published is not true.

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.

Imagine the universe beautiful and just and perfect, then be sure of one thing: the IS has imagined it quite a bit better than you have.

A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion....this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

The world is your exercise book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.

The original sin is to limit the IS. Don't.

If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.

Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

The truth you speak has no past and no future. It is, and that's all it needs to be.

In order to live free and happily, you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.

Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

And lastly, everything I've written may be wrong!

Peace and love to all of you beautiful people I now leave you with thoughts of goodness for you and yours today tomorrow and forever.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Some more quotes from Richard Bach's book Illusions:

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it.
Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.
You are all learners, doers, teachers.

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


From Richard Bach's book Illusions comes the following:
Perspective--use it or lose it.
If you turned to this page, you're forgetting that what is going on around you is not reality.
Think about that.
Remember where you came from, where you're going, and why you created the mess you got yourself into in the first place.
You're going to die a horrible death, remember. It's all good training, and you'll enjoy it more if you keep the facts in mind.
Take your dying with some seriousness, however. Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by less advanced life-forms, and they'll call you crazy.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Meditation is like unto the water of a pond--made murky by agitation--being calmed so as to allow all the mud and silt to settle to the bottom so that the water becomes clear, and you can see all the way to the bottom.

And then you will discover there is something at the bottom of your mind that can only be seen when your mind is completely calm. Something deeper than the root of your thoughts; below the foundation of your personality.

And it is the same thing that is at the bottom of the so called physical world; deeper than the root of all matter; below the foundation of the universe.

It is eternal; it is the real you, and that is why and how you are immortal.