Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Reaction to the Obama Inauguration

I can't help but yet again be inspired by the dramatic moment that was January 20th, 2009. In the moment I was filled with optimistic anticipation as I watched our 44th President be sworn in.

Let us remember that as amazing and inspirational as Barack Obama is, he is only a man - and he needs our help.

Now is the time to not seek for what we want and expect it to show up, now is the time to give to all our brothers and sisters what we desire for ourselves and what we want will show up in tremendous abundance. Now is the time to set free our past prejudices and realize that what we hate about others is really a reflection of what we hate about ourselves. Barack Obama has opened the door way, but Barack Obama cannot do this alone.

If we open up to the Spirit of Giving we will let go our thought patterns of lack and start allowing the flow of growth back into our lives, this act alone can end our current financial challenge. We must shed the false belief that there is lack in our life and as a result we must protect the little that we have and embrace a new belief that what we want is already here and the best way to get it is to give what we want to someone else with a pure heart.

Barack Obama is a spark and will make a great President, but he is not the President of your United State. Barack Obama might be a great man, but he is not powerful enough to make the best choices in your life everyday. Barack Obama is an inspiring man, but his words would be powerless without your action.

We have to become the President of our own lives. We must seek our own inner peace, inner freedom and inner fearlessness. Barack Obama cannot give this to you - he can help to show you the way, but you and only you can make this choice and this pledge to yourself.

So today instead of asking "What's in it for me?" begin to ask "How can I serve and give what I desire for myself to another"? A life of service and giving to others what we want for ourselves puts us in control of our own lives and is the only path that we can walk to manifest the change that we all so desperately desire.

All my love to you,


Friday, January 2, 2009

My New Year's Resolution - Trust

"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar."
- Raymond Lindquist, Lindquist
was the Pastor at Hollywood Presbyterian Church

My New Year's Resolution

I thought long and hard about what I wanted my New Year's Resolution to be. I take my NYR's very seriously and always try my best to actually manifest them in my life.

I thought about setting goals for making a certain amount of money, or to finally meet "the one", or for Love Yourself and The Daily Love to reach a certain amount of success, or for any number of "dreams" I have to come true. And then I reflected on all my past NYR's and while some came true, some didn't. I'm actually glad that some of them didn't because in hind sight some of my "wishes" for myself, though at the time seemed like exactly what I wanted, if they had actually come true it would have actually delayed or prevented my best life from manifesting.

Then I thought, wow, even with Intention, and Positive Thinking maybe the external desires I'm visualizing and Intending might not be what's best for me when I look back 5 years from now. So this New Years my NYR is to try to simply trust.

It's going to be an interesting experiment because everything I've laid out below I've resisted for so long because I've always wanted to control my environment. I'm going to do my best with these, Heaven knows I'm not perfect!

Well here goes nothing!

I'm going to trust that focusing on the internal vibration of feeling good instead of any external things, people or situations will bring what's truly best for me.
I'm going to trust that even if I think that many things seem to be going wrong, that maybe for the first time I'm actually feeling what it feels like for things to go "right".
I'm going to trust that the ideas I have are great, the creative impulse I feel should be expressed and that no matter what - I will always be taken care of while I walk on the path of gratitude, forgiveness and love.
I'm going to trust that as long as I am walking a path in service that the right people, places and circumstances will always show up right on time.
I'm going to trust that some of the best things in life don't show up with a grand announcement and flashy introduction but instead in humble packages.
I'm going to trust and be receptive to every situation or person that the Universe places in front of me.
I'm going to trust the Love that is trying to find me and embrace it no matter how scary it might seem.
I'm going to trust that my Creator and Source has my best interests at heart and I'm going to try my hardest to allow It's will to be done, not mine. My mind is limited in comparison to the Source, so I'm going to get out of Her way and let all things be done though me instead of by me.
I'm going to trust to show up every day not trying to accomplish everything, but just to do the best I can each day.
I'm going to trust that taking care of and truly loving myself will be the gateway to creating fulfilling relationships and life circumstances.
I'm going to trust that healing myself will be the best way for me to heal the world.
I'm going to trust that as long as I keep focused on feeling good and take actions that help the greater good I will always thrive regardless of what the stock market, financial markets or consumer confidence is doing.
I'm going to trust that my inner guidance is the only source of truth I will ever know and that what's happening to anyone else has nothing to do with the world I am consciously creating around me.

And finally, I'm going to trust the things that bother me most for they are the true portals of discovery and the key to unlocking why I can't just let things be.

Happy New Year!