Reclaim Who You Are

  I like to think that my purpose in this lifetime is to act as a divine conduit to help you reveal what your heart already knows.
What does your heart already know?  It knows that you and all of us are divine magnificent beings. Some
 may be thinking – my life is a mess – or this one area of my life is a challenge – so how can I know, believe, trust, or even just hope that I am magnificent right now?

Others of you may be thinking, my life is great!  There is nothing to “fix”.  I have it all – money, relationships, health, a job I love – whatever.  So why do I need to be reading this?
Let me say to both sides, there isn’t anything to fix – even if  you have a health issue or challenges with prosperity or your family or self esteem.  There isn’t anything to fix. 

     What there is, is a need to remember.  Do you see the difference?  We don’t need to keep patching things up.  We need to be remembering.  Take a moment to let your mind be still of all the chatter and allow yourself to remember that you are whole and perfect right now.  Not whole and perfect once you make the money, get the job, find the lover, cure the illness.  We don’t need to fix health issues.  We need to remember complete health. To remember we are not at battle with ourselves. 

How do we begin to reclaim who we really are? By choosing our thoughts and words with care.  Not be choosing words like  the “war on drugs”, “fighting to survive from paycheck to paycheck”, “losing the battle with the latest diet” – notice the words we use?  Author Louise Hay said many years ago that we need to stop scaring ourselves with our words.  How true!  Have you listened to yourself lately?        

And what about the rest of you who have it all together?  Life is good!  You don’t need to fight any battles – you’ve won them. Is your life 100% magnificent? Are you doing everything your heart desires? If you can truly answer yes, that’s great, and I say to you, do more.   How big in your life are you willing to be of service? Community or global service?  Are you being kind and of service to every single person you meet?  From the train or subway conductor to the locksmith repairing your front door bell to the fast food clerk to your spouse, kids, family or close friends.  

Or are you being selective?  Are you willing to have your life be so magnificent that when someone admires your new couch you respond, oh thanks, I bought that with the money given to me for…  [ fill in the blank ]… ending hunger, building houses for the poor, delivering food to the homeless,  caring for a sick family member.

What comes around goes around…that’s my way of saying that it’s the law of the Universe…what you give out truly comes back to you tenfold. So practice random acts of kindness and start living!

Who Loves You, Baby?

Are you being taken care of at your job? Do you feel loved? I recently ran across a speech I gave years ago and was reminded of why I stayed with the same boss for  16 years! (Hint: It’s because I was valued.) I hope you can relate to and enjoy my little story below.

When I got the job with Louise Hay…she’s known as the queen of affirmations – everything is good, everything is good and if it’s not, we work on whatever’s making it not, get it handled quickly and move on.

When I got the job… the first thing she did was say to me  – “I’m moving.”  So two months later we’ve moved, and she said: “This is your office.” It was located inside an old house with a nice yard that had not one flower growing outside.  Not even a sad little bush. Well, Louise got there, and went nuts and in a short time, the garden was booming!

The very first area she planted was outside my office  window and sliding door. She slyly asked me the day before: “What’s your favorite color,” and I said “Yellow.” The next day I arrive for work, and she had planted all these yellow flowers for me and I went “Whoh-o-o-h.” I was shocked.

But, you know, I deserve. I worked hard to get here — twenty years in the trenches, so to speak. I deserve to have, and I then waited—this shows that it’s taken even me time to learn to speak up – I waited three years before I said to her:  “I have a gorgeous three thousand dollar desk that’s really beautiful, that you had brought in for me and I don’t have a goddamn drawer.”

It was this gorgeous Italian thing; it looked really impressive. A guy in the corporate office—he had the same set up and thought it was really great. He hired the company to bring it in and thought it was wonderful, and I didn’t want to say that it was inefficient.

And finally, after three years, I got up the nerve to say—“I want a drawer, for God’s sake!” She got the three thousand dollar desk out of there! We went together and bought something I could use. It had seven drawers… a functional desk and credenza and she asked, “Why didn’t you say something?” and I said, “Well… nobody asked what I thought.”  And why didn’t I say something?  I had no place to put anything: a file, a pencil, or a pen, for God’s sake. It was ridiculous.

So speak up, have fun and enjoy life. Life will reward you and love you back, maybe with some flowers planted outside your window or a new desk.