Prescription for a Happy Life

When you wake up in the morning, begin to send out love.  Then during the day whenever you remember, send out love some more.  And at night before you go to sleep, send out love again.

As you continue to do this regularly, you will find that your life just keeps getting better and better.

Perceptions & Quantum Leaps: Using Your Intelligence Wisely

Every human being is in pursuit of fulfilling his or her desires.  This process begins at the moment of birth, and it lasts to the moment of death.  It is part of our nature to chase after our dreams.         

To find our inner truth we ask ourselves deep questions

The instrument we use to accomplish this pursuit is our intelligence.  Intelligence is a complex word that encompasses a wide range of information, images, emotions, memories, and experiences that have been accumulating for millennia. Through our intelligence, we have access to all of this information.

We live our lives as an integral part of this intelligent system, but we can only use it to our advantage when we understand the role it plays in our lives. The super-conscious mind speaks of our ideals, while the conscious mind provides our marching orders. The subconscious mind is the search and fulfillment engine, and finally, the all-conscious mind is comprised of the known and unknown in our universe. 

We each have a mind, and we operate our own control panel.  We choose what we want to focus our attention on, and these choices make up the life we lead.  Through our choices, we are directing the subconscious mind to help us find what we are looking for.  This is the critical insight. The subconscious mind is following directions that are being fed to it by the focus of your conscious mind.  It is registering your dreams, your wishes, and desires, and working to bring these things to you.  

Whatever you focus your attention on is what you will begin to draw towards you.   If truly want to use your intelligence to your advantage, all you have to do is provide clear and focused instructions to your subconscious.  Identify what you want, and then ask for it.  Program your subconscious mind to guide you toward the things that will make you happy.  Stay open, be expectant, and stay focused on the goal. Your mind is your best friend, and it is constantly searching for ways to bring you satisfaction.

Now we come up against a hindrance.  Much of the time our focus is scattered, and our subconscious mind is receiving conflicting messages.  “I want a new car, but I can’t have one.”  What is your searching intellect to do with that message?   If you tell yourself you can’t have it, you obstruct the flow and your mind is no longer looking for ways to make it happen. 

You only get what you want by focusing on the dream.  You dream it up by believing in it.  Don’t choose to think thoughts such as “I can’t,” “It will never happen,” or “It isn’t possible.”  Work to get rid of those limiting beliefs. Recognize that they are conflicting ideas weakening your momentum, and return to the story as you want it.    Don’t let conflicting thoughts of doubt get in the way of creating the beautiful life you desire. 

We find out about our limiting beliefs when we recognize them in our thoughts and conversations.  We hear ourselves saying these negating things, and we see them for what they are.  They are the destroyers of the dream.   Using a process of listening and recognizing these thoughts, we can take them out of the program.  Those messages negate your possibilities.  They interfere with your program.  This recognition allows us to see the conflicting messages and train our mind away from failure messages. Now, the subconscious mind is working fully on your behalf without hindrance, and you move along much more quickly and smoothly.

This is not a linear/rational process; it is magical/mysterious one.  You are magnetizing your dream and drawing it toward you. Don’t get in the way by thinking you have to make it happen.  You don’t. If you dream it up, you will be guided.  Identify, envision and ALLOW. This is the process. 

You have a choice.  You can go either way.  Choose, “I can,” and stay focused on the dream. Or, you can choose, “I can’t,” and just continue down your same path.   If you choose ‘I can,’ enjoy the ride.  Your intelligent mind will be working tirelessly to bring you the satisfaction you seek.


the flowers of our dreams

The Hero's Journey - Living a true and meaningful life

The Hero’s Journey is the awakening to the life of the soul, starting down a pathway toward personal truth.  Often it starts in a wasteland.  Your life is not working.  You feel frustrated, unhappy, and deeply disappointed with your life, and you long for a connection, a purpose and meaning. There must be more to life than this.  You are awakening to your dreams and possibilities.

You are called to the adventure of seeking your deeper truth. You begin to ask yourself, what do I love?  What do I want to do with my life?  What do I want to contribute?  You begin to look and learn and develop in the direction of a truer self.

You come up against hostel forces.  You have ancient and entrenched limiting beliefs that serve as obstacles to your path.  People don’t want you to change.  They may reject this new emerging self.  You have to take risks and fight the demons of fear going against what you had established as the norm.  It may require painful changes, undoing complicated patterns, unraveling intricate relationships, but your commitment to search for your inner truth carries you on.

As you travel inward becoming aware of your deeper intentions and purpose, you find a guiding force that allows you to face the challenges of your quest.  This guiding force is the sacred potency of being led and guided in your search for happiness.  It gives you the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual resources not only to survive but to thrive. 

The inward journey allows us the privilege of sorting through all aspects of our lives looking for what is meaningful?  Getting quiet, going deep, you ask yourself, what do I want to keep in my life and what do I want to be rid of?  What are my right livelihood, my right relationships, my right home, my talents and interests?  What do I want to pursue and develop?

And as we begin to align with our genuine truth our vital energies start to flow again. We become more impassioned and alive.  We begin practices that bring health and harmony into our bodies and minds, uplifting our spirits through visualization, affirmations, physical exercise, healthy eating and living, reading spiritually uplifting books and taking classes.

We learn a potent universal truth, “Ask and you shall receive.”  And this principle sets us free.  All worry and concern drop away once this law is understood and incorporated.  You can become who you want to become and make your dreams come true, you just have to ask for them and keep focused on the possibility of the dream becoming your reality.  “Ask and you shall receive,” creates a total shift in consciousness from being adrift in the roiling seas of media hype and emotional instability to an intent concentration on the asking.  What do I want?  With belief in the asking, financial needs are met, healings occur, information sought appears, and understanding grows.  We become more and more secure and powerful.

A Hero is a person of enormous goodwill who wants to contribute to the good of the world.  They encourage us with their high hopes and expectations, “Reach for a Star!”  Grow and expand, learn and experience, become alive and impassioned.  Their constant support and encouragement is a balm and protection.  They make a difference in the world.  While at the same time, they are exploring deeply to get in touch with their soul, their inner truth, and their guiding light.

A hero is reverent toward all life and all things.  Love flows from their heart.  Caring for others is their sacred code.  They are the hope of the downtrodden and dreary.  Shining brightly, they make the world a better place for everyone.

And upon that base of living truth, asking and receiving, listening for guidance, we build a life that is purposeful, meaningful and very fulfilling.  And now we call to the masses that there is a path, a spiritual journey, a truth that liberates, a connection that heals, a river that flows, an abundance, a joy, a song and a dance.  And the all-engaging work becomes helping others to realize their own spiritual journey.  There is noting to clutch to, be greedy about, conserve, for the abundance is there for one and all.  It’s all universal and infinite, and within this knowledge and understanding, we expand becoming more loving, more giving, more sharing and a source of healing, a healer.