Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Love More in 2004

New Year’s Eve Reminders

Where is your focus as you end this year?
What was your intention as you began 2003?
Have you honored yourself and your calling this year?
Do you intend to love yourself more in 2004?

The cultural norm is to maintain the status quo.
Whatever you have done, keep it going.
It is easier to maintain than to change.
It is simpler to continue than to create a new plan.

Is your life calling for a new plan or a renewal of last year’s model?

What does your life tell you?
It is a reflection of what you have chosen consciously or unconsciously?
What you value is what you have.
Where you place your energy is what is projected.

Health problems may mean to slow down and relax more.
Family issues may tell you to extend more energy to those in your circle.
Financial woes may mean to simplify and let go of extraneous expenses.
Feelings of discouragement and depression may call for more wonder and appreciation.

This year for New Year’s and everyday for sanity:
I choose to Love myself with the best of care.
I choose to Love those I know with the best in me.
I choose to Love life by giving and living my values.
I choose to fully enjoy and express gratitude everyday.

I choose to extend Love more in 2004.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

“Life is very Good."

As I end this year 2004, I want to thank you for being my spiritual partners in remembering to Love.
There is no path more healthy, happy and fulfilling.
Each one of us has our own unique journey to Love more.
I trust you to find and follow your Way.
Learn as you go and grow as you learn.
Appreciate and enjoy the gift of Life.
Love your whole self as your gift to the Giver of Life.
You are a gift to me and to our world.

I love You.
Betty Lue

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Completion of 2003

When we ending a chapter of our lives, a relationship, a job, a vacation, it serves us to soak up all the best.
And bless and release the rest.
This year 2003 has been a year of challenges, accomplishment, change, opportunity and learning.
Take time to assess and fully receive the gifts of all aspects of life.
Reflect and journal for your own enhanced awareness.

What have I learned this year?
How have I grown and developed spiritually as well as in worldly ways.
What have I earned this year? Not just $$ but accomplishments and goals met.
What were my challenges and how did I meet them?
How have my relationships been improved?
What do I most appreciate about 2003?
What are the memories I will treasure?
How have I changed?
What opportunities have called me to say “Yes”?

How can I give my self more joyfully?
How can I learn more easily?
How can I live more peacefully?
How can I work more successfully?
How can I improve the quality of my life?
How can I walk with Spirit more truly?

Today I give thanks for the joy I feel in being fully alive, in being free to give, in being open to love.
Today I give thanks for All that I Am, All that I do and All that I have.
Today I give thanks.

Thankful for you,
Betty Lue


No email until December 31—Out of town with our mothers.
Taking them to the Palm Spring Follies and Glory of Christmas in Garden Grove, CA
Call if you have need 800-919-2392.

I am with you in Spirit always and all ways,
Betty Lue

Friday, December 26, 2003

Forgiving Eyes

When we perceive with forgiving eyes, our mind is clear and focused on seeing rightly.
When we see beyond this physical experience and perceive the Essence of everyone, we see as God sees.
We love as God loves.
We heal by seeing the holiness.
We teach by living what we know.
We give by giving only essential and ever lasting gifts.
We extend peace with peace in our own minds.
We express Joy by being free of anger and pain.
We offer Love by realizing the Love we are.
We are decisive as we allow the voice within to be our guide.
We are conscious as we are unclouded by fear and judgment.

The prerequisite for these gifts of Spirit is forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a gift to ourselves.
Forgiveness is about clearing our own being from the clouds of illusion.
Forgiveness ends all errors in our mind.
Forgiveness is a choice to stop judging our own miscreations.
Forgiveness is releasing our stuckness in the temporal.
Forgiveness is the freedom to choose again.

This temporary tool is highly effective in a world of human misperception and error.
When we have laid all judgment aside we will no longer need this tool.
For as long as we judge, compare, evaluate, figure out, defend, and think, we need the tool of forgiveness.

What a way to end 2003 and begin the new year!
Forgive everyone and everything for all time.
Forgiving all mistakes so we can freely choose again with God.
Betty Lue

Don’t forget an awesome New Year’s Eve PlayShop. Dec. 31 from 2-5PM
This is our gift to free ourselves to love more dearly, follow Spirit more nearly and create more purely day by day. Plan on arriving at 2PM to receive the full gratitude and vision. Bring light food to share if you wish. Our focus will be on personal healing of the past, freedom in the present and vision for the future.
Call 800-919-2392 if you are coming please. Only those willing to spiritually focus on the New Year will receive value. It is our 2004 gift to You. 3274 Ptarmigan Dr. #1A, Entry 19, Walnut Creek. Cell phone 707-321-0604.

Thursday, December 25, 2003

The Most Perfect Gift

I gave myself a gift today.
It came to me this early morning what I needed and wanted was mine to have.
So I accepted what was already available and ready to be used.
This gift heals my body of aches and pains.
This gift frees my mind from worries and concerns.
This gift brings me peace and love and joy.
This gift grants me hope for the future and release from the past.
This gift opens my heart to full appreciation of everyone everywhere.
This gift is available every moment and I can use it as much as I want.
It never wears out and works without batteries.
It costs me nothing except my opinions, my beliefs and my historical perspective.
This gift saves me from a lifetime of false teachings, limited perspectives and foolish expectations.
This gift can be given to everyone and not lose its power.
This gift grows freedom and trust in the hearts of all who receive it.
This gift is a breath of fresh air on a spring day and makes my heart sing with delight.
This gift is mine and yours and ours to free ourselves from all mistakes for all time—past and future.

I thank Spirit for this gift. And I thank myself for remembering and using it so well.
I am grateful both to receive and give this sacred gift.
It changes my mind. It changes my life. It changes my world.

What is this universally available and often unclaimed gift?



May you receive this great gift from Spirit in me on this Holy Day.
30 forgivenesses a day will keep the Doctor and negativity away.
Ask me for more about how to operate this sacred gift if you want to know more.

Always loving you and giving to you from a place of forgiveness.
Cleaning house again and again,
Betty Lue

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Within You

Within you lies everything that is true and whole and beautiful.
Within you is the wisdom of the sages and the music of the ages.
Within you is the gift of life, the healing of the past and the vision for our future.
Within you is the sun and moon and stars.
Within you lies a place of peace and eternal rest.
Within you is the enthusiasm and wonder of a child and the comfort and peace of our holy elders.
Within you is the forgiveness of all errors and the compassion of a saint.
Within you is the heart of God and the mind of Holy Spirit.
Within you is the prayer of Saint Francis and the affirmation of Emmett Fox.
Within you is the Power of Love and the Presence of Peace.
Within you lies everything Good and True and Holy, waiting to be born again anew.
Within You is All you seek.
Within You.

I Am within You.

May each day be one of holiness, healing and peace. You are a gift to me and to our world.
Betty Lue

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Time for Peace

In the wee small hours of the morning I find myself in the loft (my new home office space) to get a few hours alone with Spirit. With my Mom, Gia and my daughter in our home, with the settling in of our household, with the holiday events each day, I realize how important it is to me to be quiet, to focus, to listen within, to respond, to be awake, to breathe deep, to be at peace. It is raining and the sound is like music on the roof and skylights above. This is my new sanctuary where I will go to be with God and the Good in All That Is. This is the upper room where the Christ Light is born again in me with Loving Reminders and my responses to You. This is my ascension into the peace that passes understanding.

From the business of the world, I transcend preparation, lists and worldly needs.
I can rest in Love. I can find here all that I truly need.
Spiritual fuel for my daily activities lie in these sacred moments.
I invite you to create a place and time to go within.
I encourage you to have a time of respite and inner peace.
I support you in meditating or walking in nature or taking your long bubble bath.
I urge you to listen to sacred music, to offer a prayer of gratitude daily, to enjoy the sunrise .
For in your peace comes the peace in our world.
Your inner peace extends to other minds.
Your inner peace brings healing.
Your inner peace is gift of Christmas.

Find your peace today. In this is your piece in the puzzle of life. Your peace is essential.

Loving You,
Betty Lue

Monday, December 22, 2003

Seeing With The Heart

So often we use our bodies eyes to see the imperfections and the pain in our world.
When we see through the filter of our mind, we judge what we see.
Our hair is too grey, our skin too pale, our food too fattening, our checking account too low, our kitchen too dirty, our friends too needy, our church too preachy, our world too violent, our government too fanatic, our schedule too busy, people too rude, etc.
When we see with our mind we evaluate, compare, perceive through past experiences, defend, have opinions and feel concern about ourselves and our lives.

When we see with our heart……….
We look at what is with Compassion and Kindness.
We are open and willing to Love and Appreciate.
We extend Love where there is lack.
We see Beauty within all creation.
We trust in the intrinsic Perfection.
We believe in the Highest Outcome.
We know we are in the right place at the right time to share the Love we are.
We see the Essence rather than the body.
We enjoy the Moment rather than compare or judge.
We seek Truth rather than opinions.
We extend Peace to chaos and give love to the fearful.
We are Messengers of Goodness and Mercy.
We are Bringers of Light and Enthusiasm.
We are Teachers of God and unconditional Love.
We are the Holy Ones, the Children of the One.
This is Our Holy Birthday and the time to remember Who Lives Within.

Listening to my heart,
Betty Lue

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Foolish to be Fearful

In times of darkness, turn on the lights.
In times of sorrow, find someone to make happy.
In times of judgment, look for what you appreciate.
In times of lack, see all you are given.
In times of fear, open your heart to love.

The human learned personality and ego has learned that it is helpful to judge and realistic to be afraid.
People have taught one another to grieve, to suffer, to see what is missing and hate what is natural.
The spirit soars when we seek what is beautiful, good and whole.
The heart sings when we see what is loving and kind and truly helpful.
The mind creates when it is clear and happy and free.
Why would I choose to live in darkness, sadness, fear and resentment when I can choose to have happiness, love and light in my life?

If I only know what I have been taught, I may not realize I can choose to change my mind.
I f I believe only what others have shown me, I might think I have no other choice.
If I let the past teach me, I might try to protect and defend myself from the mistakes of myself and others.
If I only trust in what I can see and read, I might be stuck in repeating past experiences.

I can open to the unknown.
I can believe in miracles of love.
I can forgive and erase the past.
I can focus on God and Goodness.
I can perceive the beauty and Love within all things.
I can choose again.

It is foolish to be stuck, when I am at choice.
Betty Lue

Saturday, December 20, 2003

Listen Within

In your heart, you know.
When all judgments are laid aside, you can hear loud and clear the Voice of Love.
When you are at peace, you can ask and receive the clarity you request.
When you are at home, you can feel the Love within.
When you are unafraid, you will have faith in god and Good.
When the past is forgiven, you are perfectly guided in each moment.
When you rest in Love, you see all as loving You.

Life is a projection of our inner kingdom.
When our kingdom is filled with Light, we see only light.
When our kingdom is filled we Love, we extend only Love.

To clear you kingdom of the debris and clutter of the past, stop filling yourself with meaningless stuff.
Look around to see what is meaningless and let it go with blessing.
Listen within for what is real and true and lasting.

You are blessed. Your life is a blessing.
Thank you for the gift of YOU.
Betty Lue

Friday, December 19, 2003

Winter Solstice

This time of year, when the sunlight hours are minimal and the temperatures dip below freezing for many, it is important to increase the inner light and turn up our inner warmth. Winter Solstice celebrates the beginning of winter, a time of conservation, reflection and visioning. It is a time to hibernate, to cuddle up, to remember Love, to enjoy the hearth, to plant seeds of goodness and joy in our imagination. And so we celebrate many holidays of Light and Love, filled with miracles and joy, family times of gathering with forgiveness and Love.

No matter how small your home, you can extend a welcome to someone who needs a place to be.
No matter how meager your food, you can always add one more to the table.
No matter how cold the winter, you can always find a blanket or warm coat for the homeless to have.
No matter how meager the gifts for your children, you can always give one toy to a child who has none.
No matter how sad your life has been, you can always extend one act of kindness to someone in need.
No matter how far from family you are, you can always offer one prayer of love and gratitude.
No matter how long since you stepped into a place of devotion, you can always light one candle of faith.
No matter how lost or confused you may be, you can be grateful for what you have in your life.

There are many stories, both tragic and miraculous.
There are many prayers, both beseeching and celebratory.
There are many songs, both romantic and sacred.
Take some time to tell a story to someone who needs your company ( on phone or better in person).
Take some time to offer a thankful prayer for your willingness to remember love and faith and God.
Take some time to sing a song that moves your Spirit and inspires you to give Love.

This is the season to remember Love.
This is the season to serve from the heart.
This is the season to remember God.

Loving you with all my heart, from the heart of God.
Betty Lue

Holiday Invitations for those of you who live nearby:

Winter Solstice Open House in our new offices.
This Sunday, Dec. 21 from 2-5 PM for stories, songs and happy festivities.
Bring yourself and goodies to share, a gift for someone without home or family and/or simple finger foods to share.

Christmas Eve Caroling in a nearby nursing home.
Sharing love, hugs, joy and kindness.
Dec, 24th, 2-4 PM. Meet at our office, 140 Mayhew Way, Suite #1000, Pleasant Hill at 2PM.

New Year’s Eve Play Shop in our new home (3274 Ptarmigan Dr. #1A, Walnut Creek),
Focused Activities, Meaningful Sharing and Respectful Enjoyment. Appreciate the year gone by and bring in the New Year with Clear Vision, Committed Intention, Joyful Association and Loving Reminders!!!!
December 31, 2-5PM in our Rossmoor condo with fun, food and fellowship.

Call for more information, directions and to reserve space. 800-919-2392

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Peace On Earth

When you want only peace, you will see only peace.
When you want only peace, you will be only peace.
When you want only peace, you will extend only peace.
When Peace becomes your only goal, you will live nothing else.

How does one create peace on earth?
Peace is an inside job.
Peace begins in my mind.
Peace is experienced when I forgive all errors.
Peace is an attribute of the mind.
Peace comes when my mind serves only the purpose of living and giving peace.
I invite, encourage and request my mind to hold only thoughts of peace.

In peace I am renewed.
In peace, I am at home.
In peace, I know God.
In peace I am loving and beloved.
In peace I am happy.
In peace I am free.

I now affirm:
I forgive everyone and everything all the time.
My mind holds only thoughts which are true and loving.
My mind thinks only what I think with God.
I am at choice and I choose peace.

Peace is my single goal….. the aim of all my living here..
the end I seek, my purpose, my function and my life. (from A Course in Miracles)

At peace with All That Is,
Betty Lue

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Light, Light and More Light

The most valuable tool I know for clearing out the old, useless, negative clutter in our minds and in our homes and in our lives is more light. Lots more light on the subject shows us what is valuable and what is valueless. Once we see, really see what is, we can easily and joyfully release what is no longer valuable. Whatever we keep in our minds or our lives takes energy. If it gives us back equal or more positive energy it may be worth keeping. If it simply drains energy, it probably is worth releasing. Turn up the lights in your home and you see the dirt, dust and clutter. Turn up the light in your mind and you see the limiting beliefs and negative programming, the fear and judgment, the resentment and disappointment.

Letting go is far, more simple, effective and easy when you can see what you are releasing.
Be appreciative of yourself for your willingness to do the work.
You will more easily release with every breath.

Shine a light on the subject and you see more.
Fear causes ignorance and fixed opinions. Fear is darkness.
Turn up the light and you will behold with eyes of gratitude and love.

Loving You,
Betty Lue

With more light, we see the beauty of the pink—multiple shads and gradations of color
Warm, living in the heart of God.

Remember to keep the “holidays” Holy and sacred.
Listen inside for your true gifts in this season of “more light”.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

No Complaints

When I am honest with myself, I see how complaining grows into victimization and self pity.
I see how criticizing grows into resentment and fear.
I see how finding imperfection leads to finding myself wanting.
I see how seeking acknowledgment or appreciation sets me up for making others my source.
I see how having expectations contributes to being disappointed and discouraged.
Life is too much fun to be bewitched, bothered and bewildered.

I do not know the HIGHER PURPOSE.
I do not know the DIVINE PLAN.
I do know I AM LOVED.

So I now easily choose to release complaining, criticizing, finding imperfection, seeking acknowledgment, and expecting.
I now choose to trust in the Highway of Peace.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

Monday, December 15, 2003

Endings and New Beginnings

Where we end one chapter of our life, we open to a new chapter.
Where one adventure is completed, another challenge may be around the corner.
Where one relationship is over, we prepare for the next.
When a part of us dies, we must allow for rebirth of a new self.
When we move on, we are to let go gracefully and move on.
When we say “goodbye” to the old, we awaken to the new.

Just as the sun sets everyday allowing for the completion of the days experiences, so we must be prepared for the sunrise in the morning after a time of respite and rest. The night (sometimes referred to as the dark night of the soul) is often seen as being a time of sorrow and grief, confusion and doubt, fear and regret. However, seen rightly, we might simply allow the void to be the time of breath, reflection, openness to the new dawn. Where we judge life’s events we tend to get stuck in the negative experiences. Or sometimes we get attached to the beautiful memories of what has been. Where we forgive and clear our judgments, we find solace and comfort as we await the birth of what is to come. When we let go with gratitude and celebration, we open not only to the blessedness of the past, but the gifts of the future.
Life cycles invite us to change and transform. Life events invite us to let go, to laugh and love again. Life’s opportunities open the way to easily release that which is decaying and to embrace that which is budding forth.

Suggestions for letting go with LOVE and moving on with JOY:
Say “good bye” with full appreciation for what has been.
Honor the ‘now’ moment for the gifts that it holds for you.
Appreciate every change in life.
Trust in the transformative process as we return to our natural state of wholeness.
Let go of everything to enter into the void. Be still and be at peace.
Acknowledge judgments and fears with true forgiveness.
Look forward to greater tomorrows.
Trust we cannot know the underlying purpose to what is given.
Be willing to accept that all things work together for Good.

We are ending the year 2003. Now is the time of great grief and a sense of dying for many.
December is a month of completion and forgiveness of where we may have erred.
Allow yourself to die to the old and await the new.
Rest when there is nothing to do.
Lay your fears aside by trusting in the Power and Presence that knows All, Loves All and Is All.

Loving and blessing us all as One.
Betty Lue

Sunday, December 14, 2003


(Grateful to be moved and unpacked.)

As I am seeing what is not, I am reminded of what is.
As I am seeing the imperfections, I perceive the perfection.
As I am feeling the physical fatigue, I experience life energy.
As I am seeing how much is left to do, I see how much has been accomplished.
As I am seeing the carelessness of hired workers, I see how much they helped.
As I am seeing the too much “pink” walls, I see the warmth of this loving cocoon.
As I am seeing the money being spent, I see how generously I am willing to give.
As I am seeing myself get discouraged with stress and fatigue, I see my persistent trust and joy.

Within all clouds, there is not only a silver lining, but the golden glow of each new sun.
We are that sun (Son) shining for and with one another.
We can awaken each morning and each moment to the blessedness of now.
Always in now there is hope and faith and love.

I am loving you and me.
I celebrate us all endlessly.
I will not quit on what is true.
Betty Lue

Note: New office and new home addresses.

Betty Lue Lieber, Ph.D. MFT
Whole Life Coach, Therapist, Spiritual Consultant, and Interfaith Minister
Reunion Ministries
3274 Ptarmigan Dr. #1A, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
140 Mayhew Way Suite# 1000, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
800-919-2392 voicemail/pager

Thursday, December 11, 2003

And This Is Good!

What you judge, you shall believe.
What you believe, you shall see.
What you see, you shall convince yourself is true.
What is true for you, you shall affirm until you forgive.

Whatever you create in your life, you may judge “Good” or “Bad”.
And this shall be your experience, until you cease judging and simply see what is.

I have judgments.
My judgments mean nothing.
I have beliefs. I am responsible for what I experience.
I can choose to change what I believe and I will change my experience.

Love is the way.
Betty Lue

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Be Respectful of Your Self

Where we are is to be honored.
Each one of us is on a journey.
This journey is unique to our growth.
Our challenges, our gifts, our dilemmas are unique to us.
When another comes to rescue, to criticize, to warn us, they may be judging our way, rather than respecting our spiritual path.

When I am afraid of you, I am judging your behavior.
When I am afraid for you, I am judging your condition.
When I free you from my opinions and choices, I am loving you.
When I am trusting you, I am accepting you and your life journey.

We cannot be on another’s path, because we have our own.
Honor what is yours.
Trust in what it theirs.
And be at peace.
Betty Lue

Moving the next few days so computer will be packed.
Look for the reminders on the website.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Pink Is Healing

What do you do when your life doesn’t turn out the way you expected?
The same thing you do when your life turns out the way you expect.

You breathe deeply. Smile and say “Thank You.”
You forgive the judgments in your mind.
You look for and receive the gift therein.
You appreciate the beauty of every day.
You give love and appreciation to everyone.
You live, love, laugh and be happy.
For so it is that we can fully enjoy life.

The walls in our condo turned out very pink.
(Even after adding three gallons of white paint to each 5 gallon tub)
Yes, there are other areas where we have gotten the unexpected in our new home.
What do I do?
I continue doing my life.
I use my humor to see things differently.
I appreciate having a place to live, fresh paint on my walls.
I look for the gift and blessing.
I create possibilities. (out of lemons make lemonade).
I learn how to do it differently.
I trust in the Highest Good.
I believe in miracles.
I rejoice that my life is so good.
I carry on in love and joy and peace.

In all of life, we are here to take a journey into the Self. On this journey we find areas of needed healing, areas of generosity and abundance, areas of withheld emotion, areas of unconsciousness. On our journey there are mysteries and magical moments, hopes and fears, clearing and creativity.

All is good when we are free to choose again.
All is good when we forgive our judgments.
All is good when we trust in the Divine or Spiritual Path.
All is Good.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

Monday, December 08, 2003

Tithing, Contribution and Giving

Give to what has heart and meaning for you.
Give to the Source of Your Good.
Give 10% or 20% or 50% of your time, money and energy to what inspires you.
Give wherever and however you are called.
Give with Joy.
Give freely and generously.
Give without conditions or expectations.
Give without needing approval or appreciation.
Give because it is your joy to give from your heart.
Give to people, organizations, concepts and inspirational resources.
Give with your energy, service and gratitude as well as money.
Give to yourself, your consciousness, your awakening, your daily spiritual connection.

The practical value of tithing is multifold.
Keep the flow going.
What inspires you needs to be inspired. Stoke the fire.
Where you put your attention grows and flourishes.
Keep the wellspring from which you receive healthy and strong.
Invest in your future.
Save for a rainy day in your inspirational bank account.
Retain seeds of inspiration for the next season of inspirational prosperity for you.
Bless what and who has blessed you.
Express your gratitude freely.
Know it all comes from source and returns to Source.
Learn the value of conscious stewardship. Contribute to what you value.
Spending 10% or more of your time inspiring you will always lead to more inspiration.
Spending 10% of your energy inspiring you will lead to more energy.
Spending 10% of your money inspiring you will lead to more productivity and creativity.

Tithing woks. It is practical and effective.
Pay attention to what prospers you and lifts you up.
Give where it counts.

Inspired by you and these Loving Reminders,
Betty Lue

Sunday, December 07, 2003

Moving Again

Yes, this is moving week.
Why move? Why move from one place you love to another about which you are uncertain?
Why let go of what you have and move on with less?
How can we let go with love and trust in the Good to come?

Moving can be healing.
Moving can be helpful.
Moving can be the call of Spirit of the desire of the ego.
Moving can be whatever you want it to be.
A new beginning, an opportunity, a letting go, a lightening up, a change of pace, a new community, a new identity, a warmer climate, a healthier choice.
When a plant is crowded, it needs more space.
When a plant is root bound, we transplant into a bigger pot with fresh soil.
When a plant needs more light, more rain, less cold, we respond easily.

So humans need to find the right conditions for their natural growth. Often we are born into circumstances which are limiting.
We may move into a flood pain or a desert (actually or metaphorically) and need to move to take care of our selves and our families. Our health conditions may invite us to move out of homes that have mold or other pollutants.
We may find our neighbors to be difficult and want to move into a more harmonious community.
It is important to move from our jobs, our habits, our careers, our associations, when they no longer support our full aliveness, when they endanger our health or distract us from purposeful living.

It is an act of faith to move, when there is a spiritual call.
When living in faith, we listen within and respond.
We are moving back to the Bay area, to Walnut Creek where I have lived the longest in total.
This is the place where I have spent most of my years counseling and teaching.
While living in Santa Rosa I have continued to commute to an office where I work 5-15 hours weekly.
Robert’s Mom would benefit from our presence and help with transportation,, errands and company.
It will cut our time in the car to less than half.
Our other Reunion Ministries and family commitments will be enhanced by this move.
While leaving our home here in Valley of the Moon, with vineyards, state parks and mountains all around is a letting go, we do it easily by changing our minds.

I now let go with love and appreciation.
I bless the people, the experiences and this home for the goodness and beauty they have provided us.
I fully trust in our calling to move on.
I know that all is provided for as we move in faith and hope and full appreciation.
I look forward with delight to the next place to be.
My attitude provides me with the energy and consciousness to make this move fun, safe and easy for all.
I am filled with enthusiasm, gratitude and expectancy for a future of goodness, wholeness and love for all.

Blessing our inner and outer changes for the good of All,
Betty Lue

Saturday, December 06, 2003

Energy Is Healing

Recently I made a quick list of all those elements that have a profound effect on one’s energy.

Exercise, T’ai Chi Chih and forms of Qi Gong, breathing, forgiveness, generosity, love, joy, humor, creativity, novelty, diet, productivity, fulfillment, choice, affirmation, appreciation, walking, nature, beauty, inner peace, stewardship, doing what you love, receiving another’s love, prayer, fulfilling a dream, giving and receiving blessing and more.

Whenever we open the flow of energy, we experience more love.
Whatever is judging and condemning constricts the flow of energy.
Whatever is forgiving and accepting opens the flow of energy.
Fatigue is caused by the use of our mind and body to defend, protect, limit and judge our lack of safety.
Energization is experienced as we open to trust in the abundance of the Beauty, Goodness and Love in our lives.
Wherever we are trusting and freeing, we open the flow.
Wherever we are suspicious and limiting, we shut down the flow.
Our mind is the governor of the flow.
We are sovereign in the use of our mind.
It may require practice to use your mind to your own benefit.
With disuse and laziness, we may allow past programming, media hysteria and mass consciousness beliefs to be at the controls of our thinking.
We now can forgive this all and choose again.

I choose to free myself from limiting and frightening beliefs.
I forgive myself for scaring myself.
I forgive myself for scaring myself.
Letting go of lack, littleness and limitation is fun, safe and easy for me.
I now choose freedom and trust.
I now choose love, forgiveness and healing.
I now choose abundant life.
I am filled with new life energy everyday.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

Friday, December 05, 2003

Everyone Is Your Teacher

Today is the birthday of a special young woman who came into my life 27 years ago. She brought with her the fears of the world. She carried in her being the confusion of the emerging adult, the anger of the wounded, the quiet of the ashamed, the joy of the innocent and the suspicion of a deer mortally injured and crying silently for help. She brought with her the problems, terror and desperation of the walking wounded. There are many today whom we see on the streets in our schools and hospitals and many more behind closed doors suppressed by medication, alcohol and other restraints. They too need someone to listen, someone to hear, someone to respond and reach out with love. They are our teachers. They are messengers calling us to remember to Love.

This young woman changed my life forever. As I recall how she touched my life, I weep. Tears of sorrow, joy and profound gratitude come to me. She is a hero to me, for she and I walked together courageously through difficult times as therapist and client, fearless friend with fearful friend, community server and helper, two children seeking to find a better way. We were together in the search to find Peace and Joy and Love within. We succeeded because we both committed to a healed and healthy relationship with ourselves and with each other.
I learned more from her than I can express in words. Only my heart knows how deeply she touched me in her pain, in her need and in her call for help. I reached out to respond to a phone call from a stranger, someone who had no means of support, someone who cried out for unconditional love. I reached out in faith and was given the most precious gift of all, the rewards of loving…unconditionally loving…. in a smile, a butterfly, a daisy…. in the rainbow or sunbeam or cautious the celebration of each step in confidence.

I am encouraging all of us to reach out to those we see, those we think of, those whom we know are hungry. not just for food, but for the human touch, a smile and affirming words. Reach out and love. Reach out and remember the Love You Are, as you remind the other of the Love within them. Everyone is gift.

Yes, you, my dear friend, shall always be my Loving Reminder.
Loving you,
Betty Lue

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Impeccable Self Care

To care for One Self Impeccably, there must be love and respect for our whole being.
Where we judge, we criticize, neglect, negate, abuse and accuse.
The work is to see accurately and to listen to the way we now treat ourselves.
Wherever there is an area of lack, littleness or limitation, we must acknowledge or confess.
Wherever we have self-denying and defeating programming from childhood, we must bring it all into the light.
It is in the light of awareness that we can forgive, release and erase what no longer serve our highest Good.
We were each created as Love by Love for the purpose of Loving.
Wherever we believe otherwise, we must confess, forgive, heal and transform.

How does this process of Self Healing look.
It can look like journaling, therapy, prayer, daily self care, introspection and reflection, living our lives happy and free, caring for another impeccably, affirming daily with prayer treatment or written affirmation.
When we are living with impeccable self care, any small upset is a sign we have forgotten to live on purpose.
We have forsaken following the path of our heart with deep love and appreciation for who we are.
When we are caring for ourselves impeccably we lead a balanced life, honoring mind, body and Spirit.
When we are truly honoring ourselves, we feel loved and loving no matter what.
When we are fully appreciating ourselves, we are whole, happy and free.

Let Love and Joy lead, for they are honest caretakers of our precious gift of live.
Love and Joy lead us to fulfillment, abundance and meaningful relationships.
Love and Joy lead us to care for our body vehicle, our home environment, our families and friends.
Love and Joy lead us to be constantly learning from everyone and everything.
Love and Joy support our trust, our honesty, our generosity, our patience.
Love and Joy lead us to let go of defenses and secrets, to release resentments and guilt.
Love and Joy lead us to honor the Voice within and to follow the song in our heart.
Love and Joy lead us to love ourselves no matter what and to love others as well.

Impeccable Self Care is our right and responsibility.
It gives an example for others to see.
It supports us in the stresses of life.
It keeps our minds from confusion and our bodies from strife.
Begin today to care for You.
This is your life. Cherish it,
Betty Lue

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Listening and Loving the Young

Every person well-listened to and loved will blossom into the being they are called to be.

When we take the time to listen, we demonstrate we care.
We demonstrate we value the thoughts and feelings, the hopes and dreams of the one we are giving our undivided attention to.
I prefer to listen with no distractions, no TV, no phone, no other people, no outside conversation, just listening.
I prefer to set a time, to make an appointment for the other.
I prefer to give my whole being to the listening.
I prefer to listen with my heart and not my head, to listen with love rather than with judgment.
I prefer to state my boundaries, how long I have to be present.
I prefer to say and show I care with my face, with my words, with my touch.
I prefer to tell the other directly how much their happiness and well-being mean to me.
I prefer to end the conversation with an acknowledgment of feeling good about the intimacy and sharing.

If the young one knows what they want, trust and support their choices.
Our kids develop self doubt because adults (who don’t really know what they want) question and doubt their kids in struggling to find our what is best for them.
If you are fearful of their choice, state your concerns one time, then gather information from all sides and share.
Be there to listen. Invite in a consultant who is objective. And always LOVE

Our young people are often scared, lost and feeling non-supported.
Money seems to be the way they think they can get what they want.
(We taught them money comes first by our lifestyle choices.)
We as parents pass on our confusion and internal tension to our kids.
They act out our unexpressed conflicts, angers and fears.
They are mirrors for us. We must clean our own mirror.

If the young one does not know what they want, if they are confused, how can you help?
Ask helpful questions. Listen for the answers.
Does he want joy and freedom, travel and adventure, home and security, family and comfort, education and learning, experimenting and discovery, spirituality and teaching? Each path looks totally different.
Just what does he feel drawn to for his life?
Or perhaps, what does he not want?

If he is open....
Give him alternatives and choices or possibilities.
Give him hope for the future and a vision of better things to come.
Give him a trip, a class, a book, a life coach, a mentor, a good friend to help him find his feet, his future and a path on which he can successfully walk.
When we can respond with Love and respond as Christ, we are direct, clear, compassionate and show the way clearly in thought, words and behavior.
When our own lives are happy, healthy, and purposeful, we can say “Come follow me.”
Most adults have muddy, conflicted lives that are much too busy, are uncommunicative and and are living off purpose.
To be at peace, we must acknowledge how we explored with trial and error to find our way.
We must forgive our mistakes and trust that consequesnces and life experiences are great teachers.
We must be confident that with fogiveness and love, we will find our way home.

Listen and love,
Give the best you have always,
Betty Lue

Monday, December 01, 2003

Never Too Busy for You

If you call me, I will be there.
If you need me, I will be there.
If you seek creative solutions, I will be there.
If you are wanting me to listen, I will be there.

Never assume those who love you will not be there for you.
Yes, I am busy.
Yes, I have moved my office. (It took one day only to move and set it up.)
Yes, we just finished and mailed the Holiday Newsletter and 2004 schedule.
Yes, I am moving our home on the 10-11th. (We will be set up with pictures hung by Dec. 15.)
Yes, I serve many people in many ways.
Yes, I am “on call for God.”
Yes, I am “on call for Goodness sake.”
Yes, I am creating new expanded ways to serve with holistic partnerships.
Yes, I am active in cleaning my home, preparing meals, caring for Gia and more.

And there is always time for you.
I never say “Darn, Why did they have to call now?”
I never feel frustrated or overwhelmed or demanded of, when someone asks for help.
I have given my life to God and to Good.
I have given my life that we all might have life more abundantly and more joyfully.
This is my purpose, my function and my life.

You are important. You are important to God, to me and to our global family.
You matter. Your health, happiness and purposeful living matter.
I receive and send these Loving Reminders for You.
I have an office and partners in wellness for you and me and All..
I take workshops and am always learning for you and me and All.
Remember You and I are in this life together.
You are part of my global family.
I am here to be with You.
So let me know whenever you have a need.

I will be honest about when I can be truly present with you.
I will trust that together with God there is nothing we cannot do.
I will take impeccable care of myself to the degree I am aware.
I will love you and me and all of us, through it all.

Never too busy for You,
Betty Lue