Be Still

As I am preparing to uproot my family and move to another location, alone….I am coming to understand and appreciate more and more the counsel from God to “be still and know that I am God.” I woke up this morning feeling a great amount of anxiety because things were not working out the way I wanted and I felt that things were unraveling before me, that I was not going to get to where I wanted to go. The fighter in me began to rise up my thoughts began something like this, ” I will be moving this week come hell or high water, I don’t care what I have to do, this will happen!”  And my anxiety grew and I could not feel the spirit of the Lord with me, I hate that feeling! So I began to get still inside, quieting my thoughts and striving to connect back with my heart.  I began to speak to myself again “You are in the Lord’s hands, he will help you and watch over you. Maybe this is all happening for a reason. Let him guide you, go with the flow. ”

It has been a year now since I wrote this and on that day, I did move forward, my children and I, with my cousins help, moved 2 hours away and started our new life.  It has been a journey of learning and I have been a witness of many miracles. God sustained us and opened doors that day, just as He has every day since.  He has sent people at needed times and Angels to uplift, sustain and edify me and my family.  He has blessed us with money out of  no where and opportunities for more. To this day, I continue to learn that God speaks to us in many different ways, but the most powerful way is when He speaks directly to our hearts in a way that we must be still to hear and know.

I’ve come to understand that being still means that I quiet my mind, I stop thinking and I just quiet everything in my body and feel.  When I do this, it’s when I can feel Him so near and in a quiet but powerful way He speaks right to my heart.  I have noticed that knowing this has given me so much strength and direction in the mist of confusion.  I know that if I can get quiet and look into my heart, He will be there and I know it is Him because only He can speak to the heart, my spirit. His still small voice, cuts through the loud confusion and fear and anxiety quickly. His voice is gentle, direct and  brings peace and a feeling of overall well being.

“Being still”  means that we don’t react to the voices of fear and doubt and negativity that surround us and bombard our minds on a consistent basis.  God knows when we get still, we are putting ourselves in a place of hearing and receiving, its when we can receive clearly and then move forward with power. Getting still requires us to use our agency in a powerful way in the midst of confusion, confusion is of the devil, he wants us to get caught up in reacting.  When we react to fear and anxiety, we give Satan power over us, but when we make the choice to get still in the midst of confusion, we are taking a very powerful stand for ourselves and God.  We are disengaging from the confusion that is of Satan, we are saying “I see you Satan, I know what this is and I am not going to participate and you cannot have power over me.”   When we choose to get still and seek God, we are showing forth true power and inviting God’s power to carry us forward and through.   So when you and I begin to feel worry, doubt, fear and anxiety….we need to recognize it for what it is, and then get still, look for God, invite Him into our hearts and receive what He has to give.  God truly lives, is over all and offers His love and peace always in every moment. We  just need to “be still and know that he IS God.”bestill

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The Gift of Life

After watching my children open their presents and sitting for a moment to ponder, my heart was touched deeply with the love for mankind. I realize what a privilege and a gift it is to be a part of others lives and to have others be a part of mine, no matter what role they play. I feel that sometimes we do not really realize the significance of each person we have the privilege of meeting and engaging with, negative or positive. Each person has godliness in them, a spark of the divine and so in this we are so blessed to have contact with one another, to have the ability to love and serve God by connecting with each other. I believe we get lost in the negative too much, we get lost in the fear of being judged and in the trap of judging, we hold on to past grudges and we don’t allow ourselves and others around us to change. May I propose that this is the time to let go, let the past be in the past and let whatever has happened to you in your life become a gift to propel you forward with grace and beauty and hope into the future.

In my work, I assist so many to release wounds from the past, deep ones, that have kept them stuck in a cycle of fear, hate, self loathing, abuse, addiction and disease. We talk about how these experiences can truly become gifts because they are what give us the opportunity to learn to overcome, to choose to love, to forgive, to change something dark into Light. The truth is that every part of our lives, every experience is truly a gift, if we will let it be, because of the Atonement of Christ. The gift being that because of the Atonement, the challenges truly are an opportunity to choose whether we want to rise up within ourselves and become strong, loving, forgiving, courageous beings or whether we want to be beaten down victims full of bitterness and self loathing. It is in the experience, the challenge, that the choice is presented, the opportunity is given, the growth comes. The power of the Atonement, pure love, sets us free to learn and to not carry the weight of the experience for longer than is needed. If we could see our lives through God’s eyes, we would realize it is all just a journey to Him, it is all about growth and that it is a blessing if we will let it be….that what happens to us, simply does not change our worth in His eyes. That we are always precious to Him and He wants nothing more for us than to grow into the strong powerful beings that He designed us to be, He understands that for us to do this we must use our agency and so in this, there must be opposition. If we make a shift in our paradigm, the way we see life, the way we see people in our lives, the way we see our experiences…. if we shift to seeing them as gifts for healing, growing, learning and loving, then the way we feel inside will shift.

God made us to be free in our hearts and minds, to be happy and joyful. He provided His Son as a sacrifice so that as we make changes and as we come to Him to do this, we can and will be healed and will move forward in the light and truth of who we really are and what this life is really about. This life is truly a gift, every day is a gift, every experience, every person we have the privilege of coming in contact with. Each experience presents us with the opportunity to choose and to love and to overcome and to serve. Look for the light in each situation….look for the gift, it is there.

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The Power in Forgiveness

It seems we live day to day just surviving, we encounter so many different stresses and situations that evoke strong emotions in us that we do not know what to do with it all, so we shove it all down, we keep it inside as to be able to “handle” or feel in control of our lives. Eventually we get to a point where we go numb, get depressed or our physical bodies just begin to break down because it literally cannot handle the stress of carrying around all the negative messages, energy and emotions that we are holding onto and stuffing down and hiding within our bodies. There needs to be a release, a place for this negative energy to go to, besides residing in us.
All thoughts, words and emotions are energy, and stay within us if not released. We need to learn to release negative energy and stay clear and balanced on a daily basis. We have got to let go of past guilt, hurt, anger, regrets. We need to bring ourselves into a space of peace, hope and love. That is what the power of forgiveness does. Truly forgiving and continuing in this space brings power of freedom to act, freedom to love, to have more of love and peace and hope in our lives.
So many of us walk around carrying heavy burdens of guilt and shame, regret and remorse. We are beings of light and were not meant to continue to carry and be weighed down by these things. There is a pure Source to which we can turn to that is unconditional Love and that has the power to help us to put all these negative energies off and heal. Part of that source resides within us, it is the power we have to choose. We have the power within us to change the way we go about life, the way we handle our lives, we have the power to heal and move into a space of peace and love and productivity. God asks us to move into this space, He provides tools and help to do this. Forgiveness is the power of freedom, when we forgive we are letting go of the negative, we are releasing it’s power over us, we are creating space for love and life within us.
So many of us walk around punishing ourselves for past choices, we think somehow that we cannot be forgiven for supposed mistakes,  we deem them so bad that we continually dwell on and carry the burden, punishing ourselves and thinking that this is what we have to do to make recompense. What a lie! The truth is, we are here to learn, the way has been provided for us, through the Atonement of Christ, to be able to put off the negative that comes from poor choices and move into a place of greater power. These experiences are here to teach us and to provide us with wisdom and motivation and power to move into a higher way of living. Trying to make recompense is only hurting ourselves and others that we love and keeping us from becoming the powerful person that we are and were meant to become. We cannot move forward in a space of fear, punishment and regret. Only in a space of freedom, love and peace.
The tool of forgiveness, if used sincerely and frequently allows us to release all the “garbage” built up inside and can help us maintain a state of balance, clarity and peace. We must connect to God to help and direct us in this. His power is love and is healing, and He gives us strength where we lack. Whenever we forgive, we are bringing ourselves close to God, openness to light and truth and well being. We are being’s of light and truth, darkness is foreign to us and offends our souls and well as God. We forgive ourselves because in this we are saying, “I’m sorry for allowing this to hurt my spirit of godliness, I’m sorry for letting this foreign energy reside in a place of God.” Forgiveness is one of they keys to spiritual freedom. Love yourself enough to let go of the past, move into the present and use forgiveness to help you with this. Remember who you are and begin to stand in that….today!

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Choose Love

I had a profound experience yesterday that touched me to the very core and pulled me out of my indigenous negative self talk. God spoke to my heart so powerfully and clearly. I was in the kitchen getting breakfast ready for my children, they were beginning to fight and things were unraveling quickly, I could feel myself getting frustrated and wanting to yell. The sudden thought came…”you get to choose, choose love.” I thought to myself, I do get to choose and I choose love, I could feel my heart open up immediately. Then the message and the feeling of intense love came. I heard the Lord’s voice in my mind say…”I love you, I have always loved you, I stand by you, you are my child. I am so pleased with everything you are trying to do. Be at peace.” In that moment of intense love, I understood that truly it is His love that saves and heals us, His love that gives us courage to change and pick ourselves back up after a defeat. Love is the answer to everything, His Love is the most powerful gift and tool. In me grew my desire to take this message to the world and to love on others so deeply. God’s love is the answer to our prayers in every way, His love gives us courage to insurmountable things, His love gives us hope to see thru the darkness, His loves give us power to overcome our own weaknesses and builds in us a desire to be more. He needs us to shine his light and love. We can be the instruments and the tools to which His love can be spread and the message that He gave me is the message He wants everyone to hear and feel and know. The world needs to know that He is not dead, that in Him lies peace and the answers and in us lies His light. We have the power to choose who we want to be in any given moment. I say…”choose love.” I pray we all will give our best effort, to choose love today, to choose to show love and mercy to others, as God and His Son shows us daily, hourly, minute to minute. In this simple choice lies the answer to everything and unlocks the power within. Choose Love…..love. Choose love…..

Perseverance

I am up early this morning because I could not sleep. I did not meet my business and personal goal last night and it is eating at me. I have had to dig deep this morning and ask myself again, “what are you going to do?” You know, I have been walking around in fear for the longest time, hiding my heart from the world and even my face from some of my loved ones. I have been walking around ashamed for a failed marriage, ashamed that I am barely making ends meet, ashamed that my children are struggling and that I am struggling to homeschool them….ashamed that I feel that I am so different and this means some how that I am a failure. Well, this is me standing up and fighting back! I am learning that one of the greatest characteristics we can nurture is the ability to persevere. I believe that perseverance is the key to success. No one is perfect and every one is different. The only thing that matters is if you are picking yourself up each day and striving to do a little bit better than the next and that you keep working towards your goals….your dreams. I have a dream, I have many dreams, in fact, some that I’m sure others would say I am crazy and can’t achieve them. I say watch me, because I have learned time and time again that if I am willing to continue to move forward and that I invite the Lord to help me, anything is possible. It is possible because of those 2 factors….God’s Power and the ability to persevere. And I am grateful that God has blessed me with the ability to persevere, He has given it to all of us. No matter what your situation or circumstance, no matter what obstacles you come up against….keep moving forward towards your dreams and always have a brightness of hope in God. perseverance1

The Power of Love

I believe that most of us have witnessed the power of God’s love in our life, I know of no other way it is manifest more strongly than in the Atonement of His Son, Jesus Christ.  I have spent many weeks pondering on this great act of love and service on our behalf, and have spent days and nights on my knees asking for the power in the Atonement to help me daily overcome my weaknesses. I have been impressed with thoughts and idea’s that have changed the way I go about doing things.

This what I have come to understand so far:

When Christ’s Atonement was made it opened up a portal, a way for us to access the powers of heaven to assist us on our earthly life journey.  Because Christ, willingly turned his life over to be crucified, out of love for us, when we align ourselves with him, by obedience to his commandments, we have access to that same power that enabled him to endure and overcome…God’s infinite and eternal love.  The power in the atonement is pure love. We become at one with light, truth, spirit and power when we access Christ’s love to cleanse us and guide us and set us free. The act of the atonement allows us access to that love and power and God’s knowledge, through the Savior. We literally get to be yoked, or have companionship with Christ because of the atonement and we become able to have heaven’s divine help.  The Atonement is love in it’s purest form; the power of the atonement is God’s power, which is Love.

LOVE is Power.  LOVE is SPIRIT.  Love Heals all.

How do you access and use the power of the Atonement in your life?

Focus

I’ve heard the phrase many times “what you focus on, you create”.  I had an interesting experience yesterday with my children….they were just plain awful in their behavior. After they had gone to bed, I sat in my bed and cried because I had spent the night yelling and threatening. They went to bed hurt and I went to bed angry. Now, most parents will say, been there, done that….it’s part of parenthood. I agree, but what is disturbing to me is the thoughts that had been playing on my mind that day that I was not consciously aware of, and that I see now, had a huge impact on my behavior as well as my children’s.
I realize I had been focusing on the lack of money, the inability to pay certain bills at the moment, my desire to pay for lessons for my children, but struggling to decide which ones, then feeling guilty for not being able to do more. Then, my thoughts moved into…”you are such a bad mom, your children are so neglected, they’re not going to grow up to amount to much because you haven’t given them all these opportunities….” What!? If what we focus on becomes our reality and every thought has energy that can be felt and passed on….then no wonder last night was so awful.  I was just creating the reality ” I am a bad mom” and “my children are neglected” and my children were just literally tuning in to that negative energy and reacting.

I know to some that this may seem completely off and cuckoo….but for me it makes sense.  The days that I am calm and positive in my mind and heart, my children are also.  We are powerful beings and everything we think and say has energy and effects us and those around us.  So my encouragement is….stay focused on the positive, speak with the power of love and conviction and stay consciously aware of what is playing on the stage of your mind!  When you begin to recognize that you are letting your mind run rampant with negative thoughts,  say STOP.  Begin to say what you are grateful for and let yourself FEEL gratitude for those things.  Gratitude is powerful positive energy and can change things quickly.  Thinking and saying positive affirmations is another way to keep your mind focused on the positive.  I’ve noticed the more I focus on what’s going well, what I am grateful for and take the time to talk positive to myself, the more at peace I am and the more able I am to create calm in my mind and my life, and that feels GREAT!

What do you do to keep your mind focused on the positive?