Saturday, March 31, 2007

Back on Track

Expect the unexpected some will say.
Flow with life's changes.
Bend like the willow.
Trust all is well no matter how it looks.
All is well that ends well.

Our trip to Hawaii is one of those moments in life that just came and went.
The people were awesome, loving and wonderful.
The retreat was inspiring and transformative.
The weather was beautiful, as always.
And I spent 80% of my time sick in bed.

Oh well! I get to return in July for another fabulous, healing and inspiring retreat.
I actually received healing, transformation and lots of rest.
I totally love being there once or twice annually.
The place we stay is exceptionally beautiful, quiet and peaceful.
These were some of my self consoling thoughts.

What did I learn?…Since Everything is my teacher and my teaching.

Listen within for direction.
Listen within for guidance.
Listen within for support.
Listen within for healing.
Listen within for Truth.

Some listen to others.
Some listen to their minds.
Some listen to their bodies.
Some listen to their Spirit or Higher Self.
Where do you listen?

More tomorrow on listening.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The High Way of Life

We are off to Kona HI this AM and will return March 30th…
Singing, Treasure-Mapping, MasterMind, Moving Meditation, Inner Listening, Writing Our Story, Poetry, Chants, Remembering Our Inner Truth, Living on Purpose, Gathering in Prayer, Owning our Wholeness, Learning from All Life, Being Holy Present and the Present We All Are.

Remember this is your life.
You can choose the way of gratitude or complaining.
You can choose the way of Light or of Darkness.
You can choose to awaken or go to sleep.
You can choose what to share and what to keep.
You can choose how to love or what to fear.
You can choose when to cry and when to cheer.
You can choose to live in heaven here or create your living hell.
You can choose to how you live and how you die.
You can choose to build a tunnel or learn to fly.
Life and how we live it is our choice.

No matter what the external circumstances, we are at choice in how we respond.
Historical and hysterical reactions will yield the same old results.
To take full responsibility for our own experience is our creative power.
Let us celebrate and be grateful we have the choice.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

Hope you come to HI on spiritual retreat with us next time….
July 17th, 2007 and again next year….

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Spring Rites

Take a walk.
Smell the air.
Feel the coming warmth.
Enjoy the new growth.
Watch the increasing Light.
Listen to the birds celebrate.
Notice the changing color in the leaves.
See the sky change.
Feel the earth, mud and new grasses.
Life springs forth all around us.

There is ever present renewal.
Everyday even in the winter, there is new life.
Babies are born, cells are regenerated.
The eternal cycle of life and renewal is constant.

It is in our appreciation that hope is born.
It is in our joy that we inspire creativity.
It is in our consciousness that we kindle our faith.
It is in our willingness that we are born again.

Happy willing learners are curious and eager.
Faithful followers listen and learn.
Innocent wisdom lets go with the promise of renewal.
The children of God and Goodness are forgiving and hopeful.

Now is the time.
We are the ones.
Celebrate the Eternal spring that lives within.
In each and every moment fall in Love.

Lifting my heart in joyful gratitude and praise.
So blessed by all life and our Presence here together,
Betty Lue

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Time to Vision and Begin

We are about to spring into spring.
Are you ready?
Have you begun?
What is the crop you want to plant, tend and harvest this year?
How can you clarify your focus and spiritual direction?

Look within your own heart and mind.
See what your life is showing you.
Ask of your higher Self where you can contribute to yourself, source and your world.
Give yourself the gift of daily Loving Reminders in whatever form is best for you.
Take each moment of each day as gift and give it your best attention and gratitude.
Let life teach you day by day and person by person what you can do and where to give.

We are often so into getting that we forget…
It is in giving that we receive.
It is in forgiving that we are forgiven.
It is in teaching that we are learning.
It is in loving that we feel loved.

Your life is your garden.
You are the gardener.
It is in tending the garden you are given that you realize your free choice and limitless abilities.
You can leave your garden barren.
You can work hard and tend it with care for a fulfilling harvest.
You can haphazardly plant a few ideas and then let it just idly grow with weeds and all.
You are responsible for the garden of your life.

Enjoy the experience with gratitude and joy.
Betty Lue

Off to HI on Thursday for a week. How about joining us in July?

Monday, March 19, 2007

Where Is Your Life Leading?

Are you going for the reward at the end of the journey?
Are you enjoying the experiences along the way?
Are you impatient to get home again?
Are you stopping and lingering with special people and places?

Are your trusting it all holds a gift for you?
Are you blessing every step you take?
Do you see the sacred and the profound in the simple moments?
Are you a gift giving itself generously?

Are you a needy hungry child waiting to be fed and patted on the head?
Are you in search of Camelot or the Holy Grail?
Are you waiting for the Messiah to lead you out f the wilderness?
Are you feeling entitled to be clothed and fed without sharing your Self?

Is there more to life than what you know?
Is there a happiness beyond momentary plaeasure and pain?
Are you seeking gains that can be lost again?
Are you attached to holding one special time or person in place?

What happens if you let go and trust that love is enough?
What happens if you see it all as gift to be received ad joyously given?
What will be when you see it is all abundantly here right now?
What if you could simply appreciate everyone and everything as it is?

Life is for giving.
You are the gift.
This is your life.
Enjoy each precious present moment.

When you are glad, you give freely to source, to Self and to All Comes your way.

Make today your day of Thanks Giving..
Loving and appreciating You and Now and All,
Betty Lue

This Week we are in Alameda on Monday.
In the Pleasant Hill Office on Tuesday.
In Alameda with the children on Wednesday
In Kona, Hawaii beginning Thursday3/22 until March 29th.
You can call on my pager and voicemail anytime for phone coaching and counseling.
800-919-2392 Available and on Call for God and Good for All.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Dare to Care

This weekend is our Stewardship and Service Facilitation Weekend for the Reunion Living Ministry Program.
To be an effective steward is to recognize everything is Gift.
To appreciate the gifts we have received is to take impeccable care of them with gratitude and love.
Many on the planet at this time take for granted all that we have as though we are entitled to great goods and abundance.
We are raising our children to take for granted and be unappreciative of what is given.

Without respect and responsibility for our bodies, our lives, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, how can we be respectful and responsible for and to one another.
It sometimes seems that because we were born, we are meant to rule the world and all that is in it.
Ie. If we are given a toy, we can choose to play it, set it on a shelf with no appreciation or use, throw it away or destroy it without thought.

Life is precious.
Life is a gift.

The air we breathe is gift.
The water we drink is part of our bodies, the essence from which we live.
The earth on which we live and move and build our homes is sacred.
The people with whom we gather in sacred ceremony or to do holy work are sent by God.
The holy work we do is to be honored and valued.
The words we speak to one another are creating what we speak of.
The thoughts we think are each one a prayer to which the universe responds with YES.

It is time to make our lives holy.
It is time to treat our selves with respect.
It is time to recognize our very existence is a miracle.
It is time to give honor and praise to the Creative Power of Love, of God and Goodness for All That Is.
It is time.

I Am caring and serving by turning around this spaceship to face the Sun and the Son of God, the One that lives in each one of us,
to really see and value, the One who lives within. Let us not forget.

Betty Lue

Teach each child to enjoy the rain, the sun, the wind, the trees, the birds, the grass, the flowers and to love one another.
We must remember to give them the gift of valuing the gift they are given......

Loving All as One.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Having fun everyday can make life happy, healthy, fulfilling and productive (for those of us who like to get things done!).
Consider creating a positive sight or sound, flavor or fragrance to each day of your life.

Possibilities for you to consider:
(Look for what resonates with you!)

Wear a special pin, scarf or hat.
Buy or pick some flowers to give or set on your desk.
Listen to upbeat or inspirational music on the way to work and home.
Sit or walk outside for 10-15 minutes and listen to the sounds of birds and nature.
People watch while you are eating lunch and send them all your love and blessings.
Write a poem or love song and share it.
Listen to your guardian angel, your inner guide or the God you know who loves you.
Send a thank you note to someone who you admire and appreciate.
Call that person who comes to mind who needs to hear from you today.
Sing or say a positive mantra (chant) to yourself in your mind all day.
Smile or greet everyone you encounter all day.
Remember you are the light and shine it brightly.
Be appreciative for the life you have and all you give all day.
Give yourself a really balanced day of work and rest, play and learning.
Take some time just to smell the flowers and do what you love.
Clear some clutter in your mind, your home or your relationships and rejoice.
Honor your ancestors with simple gratitude for what has brought you here.
Write a letter of love and appreciation to yourself from the Highest within you.
Decorate one room of your home with flowers, new accessories or just making it beautiful.

Lots more ideas where this came from….
Just listen within: How can I make this day more wonderful?

Loving you,
True B'Lue

Someone special shared with me this prayer for health and healing everyday:
Use it in good health if it resonates with you!
Father God, I thank You for creating me in Your image. I praise You that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I confess that You are the God that heals, my Great Physician. I ask You to heal my body from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. I pray that You would regenerate every bone, joint, tendon, ligament, tissue, organ, and cell of my body. This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Friday, March 16, 2007

What Do You See and Hear and Do?

Thanks for your honesty.
Yes, we are joined in our commitment to love, serve and remember God.

Some of us are focused on Self, some on relationships and some on the whole Universe.

Each one of us must serve in the way that touches our heart and teaches us.

I thought you were sharing what you are learning and remembering from within.

This is what and how I share...I never saw it as saying anything about my ego or yours.

I do not flatter you or praise your ego.

I love, respect and value your True Self and Essential Self, because that is what I see and hear.

I actually don’t believe your false humility or false arrogance.

They are simply the egos disguise.

I love and believe in the Authentic You who is a child of God, seeking only to live and give her very best to all she is given to serve. Blessings on your inner listening and your willingness to follow.
Betty Lue

This response to an email I received gives you a glimpse of what is true for me. I seek and fid the spiritual truth in each individual.
I naturally look for the Good, the Gift, the Joy, the Blessing, the Teaching, the Reminder, the Love that lies therein.
Recently I have had a close encounter (volunteered to facilitate a conflict resolution) with someone who held heavy toxic or negative energy and rage, underneath was hurt and fear and under that was a deep desire for peace and love. While the toxins poured out, it was my holy and healing work to flush the cosmic toilet. And yes, there were some moments of release and hope, even glimpses of light and healing present. There was a willingness to do the healing work needed to proceed until a few days of deliberation and interference by professionals, friends and others probably re-stimulated all the past pain and suffering. The result was taking a position without doing the inner work and an unwillingness to keep the healing agreement. Judgment of both message and messenger was the result.

In all this the teaching and learning is to trust the Goodness in all things. Trust our united healing and holy intention.
Trust there is an abiding and deep desire to heal what no longer exists and begin life anew.
I trust this is so and know that each one is doing the best they can with what they believe and know.

Secondarily, I am convinced that we live in a world of choice, freedom of choice.
We can choose to live in fear or in love.
We can choose to carry the past with us or relinquish it knowing it is gone.
We can step away from our mistakes or punish ourselves endlessly for making them.
We can blame someone for the pain in our lives or give ourselves the nurturing and faith to heal the pain.
We can practice vengeance and retribution or forgiveness and renewal.

Life is our work of spiritual art. We are creative.
We create beauty or ugliness, joy or pain, healing or woundedness simply with our focused thoughts, words and deeds.

It is not always easy remembering to choose the highest and best, but when we listen with our hearts we know what is right and good, what is fair and true. In this we always return to Love.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

In this uneasy or rocky month of two lunar eclipses and other energies , hang on with much love, forgiveness and gentle inner listening .
“This too shall pass.” and new vision for spring will come. Life is good and getting better day by day...

Thursday, March 15, 2007

What is Success?

One of my readers is sending me wonderful synopses of her reading material.
I am sending this on as I believe it may spark your interest and Wayne Dyer and I are similar in philosophy and outlook.

So here are my questions for you:
What is success for you?
How do you personally define it?
If you could let go of what society, your parents or teachers have taught you, how do you want your life to be successful?

When we devote our self to our true values, we are in alignment, focused and give and receive support for our desired outcome.
So much of our life energy is wasted on following another's ideas or dreams for success.
We often lose our way and become entranced with setting faulty goals, experiencing failed or unfulfilled dreams,
searching endless for what will make us happy.
Seeking what we truly want always yields finding what we are devoted to.
When we have split focus, we yield spit or ambiguous results.
Life is really about exploring and experimenting until we discover who we are, why we are here and what we really want to experience.
It is very helpful, effective and rewarding to listen within to the Truth therein.

What are you willing to give or do, receive or undo to fully actualize whole life success?
This is a major part of my coaching. to assist people in giving up delay, distractions and detours, to clarify what is truly their part to play in the greater whole and to live in integrity with their inner truth. Ask yourself what is in the way of your success.
Be willing to tell yourself the truth, forgive yourself for your mistakes
and simply choose again to do whatever you can to support your whole life success.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

Dr. Wayne Dyer, Everyday Wisdom for Success

Every single person who's drifted in and out of your life is a part of your Divinely chosen experience.
So, give thanks for all of these people, and take serious note of what they brought you.

Commit to thinking about what you want, rather than how impossible or difficult a dream may seem.

In any challenging situation, ask yourself this:
Am I part of the problem or part of the solution?

When you know rather than doubt, you'll discover the necessary ability to carry out your purpose.

Choose to be in close proximity to people who are empowering, who see the greatness in you, who feel connected to God,
and who live a life that gives evidence that Spirit has found celebration through them.

If there's a pattern of seeing others as failures, you need to notice this pattern as evidence of what you're attracting into your life.

You can't expect to draw people into your life who are kind, confident, and generous
if you're thinking and acting in cruel, weak, and selfish ways. You must put forth what you want to attract.

Be consistently aware of the need to serve God and serve others in any and all of your actions.

Be aware that anything that immobilizes you, gets in your way, or keeps you from your goals is all yours. You can throw it away anytime you choose.

If you find yourself being treated in a way you resent or that turns you into a victim, ask yourself this question: "What have I done to teach this person that this behavior is something I'm willing to tolerate?"

Don't allow the approval and attention of others to destroy you. Remain humble and grateful for all of your accomplishments, and know that a force greater than your ego is always at work in your life.

Make an internal commitment to respect yourself and feel worthy of all the Universe has to offer.

Time to Enjoy

More light. More light. More light.
More time to enjoy the beauty of spring.
More time to enjoy the birds that sing.
More time to know the ones we love.

We have an extra hour of daylight.
What do you with your time?

What you choose becomes your gift to yourself.
What you choose demonstrates how you value your worth.
What you choose is a living testimony to your life purpose.
What you choose reflects how happy and fulfilled you are.

With gratitude and joy, life is enhanced.
With judgment and fear, life is diminished.
With forgiveness and love, life is improved.
With complaints and criticism, life is depressed.

Live for the purpose of enjoying and you find joy.
Live for the purpose of accomplishing and you find success.
Live for the purpose of giving and find gifts.
Live for the purpose of freedom and you find infinite possibility.

What are you choosing. How are you using your time?
Where you are spending your time, energy and money demonstrates what you value.

Loving you in realizing and realigning you,
Betty Lue

Purpose Exercise

To bring your purpose to life, you need to make a declaration of your values and describe the things,
people, attitudes and objectives that are important to you. This is a quick exercise to help you uncover your purpose.
List 5 answers under each set of questions.

What do I love to do?
What makes me the happiest?
What is my secret ambition?
What has given me the most satisfaction in the past?
What excites me about life?
1 _________________________________________
2 _________________________________________
3 _________________________________________
4 _________________________________________
5 _________________________________________

What am I good at?
What have others told me I was good at?
In what areas of life have I excelled?
What are some of my strengths?
1 _________________________________________
2 _________________________________________
3 _________________________________________
4 _________________________________________
5 _________________________________________

What is important to me?
What would I be willing to sacrifice for?
What do I stand for?
What would I commit myself for regardless of the obstacles?
1 _________________________________________
2 _________________________________________
3 _________________________________________
4 _________________________________________
5 _________________________________________

What was I born to do?
Where in life can I make a difference?
What unique opportunities have been placed in my path?
What specifically does God want me to do?
1 _________________________________________
2 _________________________________________
3 _________________________________________
4 _________________________________________
5 _________________________________________

Based on the answers above, develop a short paragraph outlining your purpose. Take the three top priorities from the four areas to which you just committed answers. Construct a statement that explains what you are beginning to sense in your purpose. This can be a work in progress. What is important is to commit to something in writing. Your purpose can be anything you want it to be and it can include anything that is important to you.

My Purpose Statement:

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Emotional Security

Seven Habits of Emotionally Secure People
Habit 1 -- Embracing Individuality

Habit 2 -- Employing Teamwork

Habit 3 -- Engaging Constructive Feedback

Habit 4 -- Establishing Boundaries

Habit 5 -- Empowering Others

Habit 6 -- Enjoying Success

Habit 7 -- Experiencing Peace

What a fabulous list…true, clear and relatively easy to assess and implement. Are you willing and able to be honest with yourself, to discover your own blocks and celebrate your own successes?

Awareness with non-judgment is healing.
The beginning of any movement, undoing, forgiveness, transformation is full awareness.

Do you appreciate and enjoy your individuality and uniqueness?
Are you able and willing to fully respect and cooperate with others?
Do you invite helpful suggestions and dialogue?
Are you able and willing to say "no" when it is in your best interests?
Do you mind your own business?
Do you encourage and inspire others?
Do you fully appreciate and enjoy life's successes?
Are you able to relax and trust all is well much of your day?

If there are blocks to your security and self love, begin to forgive those who taught you
And…forgive yourself for believing them and living in a way that denied the best for you.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

Empowering begins early.
Words are “Good Job”.

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Silver Rule

Someone gave me this piece from her 12 step group. I consider it the third essential commandment in healing humanity of its codependence and teaching responsibility, respect and cooperation (my three key values for functional relationships.

Silver Rule: "Never do for those what they can do for themselves."

My Mother and probably her mother before her, in a long lineage of raising responsible and respectful children, taught and demonstrated "Give your children as much responsibility as they can handle..and a little more to grow into." My experience growing up was, there is nothing I cannot do and do well with a little willingness to learn and enjoy the learning." I was pleased with the learning and maturing process. I never felt criticized nor praised. I always felt loved." Therefore, I never learned to look to others to do for me. I never learned to look for others' approval of my achievement. I never learned to believe that others evaluation was the source of my worth. I learned what I was given came from God. What I did with what I was given was up to me. Only this could I be proud of…my willingness to fully utilize the gifts, talents and resources I had for the Greater Good.
And so here I am, joyous to be able to share all I have been given.

When you help someone when they can help themselves, you are creating dependence and weakness.
When you give to clear your own fear and worry, you are giving the other your problem.
When you treat another as though they need help, you are affirming their neediness.
When you take care of others to feel good about yourself, you are weakening their self worth.
When you teach others how to care for themselves, you are empowering and building confidence.

When you feed a man a fish, you feed him only for today.
When you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.

Let us begin to allow everyone to grow up by teaching principles to live by.
Let us begin to teach respect and responsibility by believing in others.
Let us begin to create a functional and cooperative world by using education and demonstration.
Let us begin to love one another with the Silver Rule of letting others learn with natural consequences.

Loving you and all equally,
Betty Lue

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Who is Teaching You?

Your Parents?
The media?
Your children?
Scientific Research?
Motivational speakers?
Life's experiences.
Your history?
Latest Fads?
Your peers?
Your workplace, employer and co-workers?
Your spiritual practice?
Your fears and tears?
Your inner guidance?

Our lives are filled with teachers: teachers of belief, teachers of temptation, teachers of the best they know, teachers of deception,
teachers of how to get rich and how to stay poor, teachers of health and teachers of illness, teachers of faith and teachers of fear.

When we are greedy learners we may learn from everyone and get confused about the conflicting messages.
When we are lazy learners, we may let any message be learned and act on it.
When we are selective learners, we may choose a theme for what we listen to and believe.
We have choice in what we learn and from whom we learn.

Pay attention to the lives of those you allow to teach you.
Notice the experience you have within yourself, when you receive the teachings.
Ask yourself if the messages resonate with what is true for you and your life purpose.
Receive what is good and healthy and empowering for your highest good.
Let the rest go with your gratitude and blessing.

Life is our learning laboratory.
We are here to explore and experiment with inner and outer teachings and teachers.
As we become more awake and aware, we can choose more consciously for that which serves us.
The end result is a willingness to listen within for the Highest Truth and the way that works for us.

Emancipation, maturity and the rite of passage into full responsibility questions all external teachings.
We come to recognize that it is healthy and healing to let go of old ways that no longer work.
We forgive ourselves for lingering in historical patterns that are self-defeating and diminishing.
We stop wishing it were different and hoping things will change.
We become the change in our lives.

There is an inner teacher waiting for your full attention and willingness to listen within.
Listen and trust.
Listen and follow.
Listen and learn.
Listen and let go.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Say "YES!"

"No" blocks the flow.
"No" creates resistance.
"No" teaches others to think and say and act out "No".
"No" often is energized by anger and fear.

Rather than block the flow, create a way to say "Yes."

Yes, you can trust me to hear you.
Yes, I hear what you believe.
Yes, you deserve an opportunity to share.
Yes, you have a right to be heard.
Yes, you are loved, respected and supported.
Yes, you are a child of God.
Yes, you can do whatever you envision, really desire, commit to achieve and take action.
Yes, the universe offers unlimited opportunities.
Yes, we are all in this together.
Yes, life works when we do the work.
Yes, I want you to come with me.
Yes, this is the time to eat.
Yes, we are going to go to bed now.
Yes, you will sit here, until you are ready to do your chores.
Yes, I know you can keep your agreements.
Yes, you love me and want to treat me with respect just as I do you.

Use your creative mind to transform all negatives into positives.

Yes, I am choosing to live in a universe of love where we can trust that all is well.
And therefore, it is……
Loving you with a BIG YES!
Betty Lue

Friday, March 09, 2007


A reader is asking about the practicality of forgiveness and how it works.
Forgiveness is a spiritual tool that simply open our channels to return to Love.
Where there is hatred, fear, anger, guilt, there is blocked flow of Love.
Where there is blocked flow, there is constriction and lack, littleness and limitation.

What we are sending out begets what we are receiving.
When we are withholiding the loving Essence we are, we are receiving limited Love from the Universe.
Blocks in one direction also block the other direction.
The healing work is to open the flow both giving and receiving with joy and gratitude.

When we are loving, we create an energetic Love aura which surrounds us.
In that Love, we are free from pain and hurt, blame and anger.
When our 'e motions" are truly "energy in motion", our whole life benefits.
Forgiveness is the tool to free our energy and return to Love.

Therefore, forgiveness is a gift to ourselves.
When we are forgiving of ourselves and others, we feel more alive, creative and open.
When we have forgiven our world (our one true function), we can experience the joy of being.
When we return to Love we are empowered with Spiritual vision and creativity.

In forgiveness we are the transformers and healers of humanity.
With forgiveness we remember our true essence and identity.
As forgivers, we see ourselves as healed, whole and holy.
True forgiveness returns us to our natural state of Love.

Perfect Love casts out all fear.
Perfect Love is the reason for our being here.
Perfect Love gives us everything.
Perfect Love is the gift we bring.

Loving you loving me, endlessly,
Betty Lue

Thursday, March 08, 2007

What is God?

Question from a recipient of Loving Reminders:
Could you help me to understand what God is?
They say God is everything and the It/he/she created
To let go of fear I need to understand.... If God created and is everything, then it is the negative and the worst AND the Good.... but this I do not like to believe.... I believe more that everything exists; and within everything there is a force we call God and it is Good. This force outweighs the bad. people i talk to and science of mind and unity all say that God IS everything and that makes no sense to me...

Can you help me to understand G
od as Good and Goodness and Love for me." JE

What a beautiful question for us all to ask ourselves.
God is Love and Love is God. Love is the creative power, the Force, the Infinite, All powerful Presence. Because we are individuated drops of God-ness, we represent that unlimited powerful creative potential here in physical form. In our separation from our Goodness, we have made up the opposite or a duality of experiences. Some say this duality is illusion. Some deny there is anything other than God to create the experience of only God. Some fight against the evil. Some condemn the sins of others and stop loving in their condemnation. Some are afraid and withdraw from the world in ivory towers, caves of meditation, institutions of contemplation and mental isolation. We each have our own way of believing and dealing with what appears to be the "reality" here in bodies. To find our own belief is to make it true for us. To find what brings you peace is your quest.

There is no external Truth for all beings. There is only the Truth that makes you whole.
My truth is that our Source and Creator loves the True Creation, the truth of whoWe Are.
God sees us with Love and wants only happiness for us all.
To be happy, we must suspend our judgments of ourselves and one another.
To remember our loving Self and the Love in which we are created will return us to Wholeness.
Forgiveness is the tool the Holy Spirit gave us to clear our fear and judgments of one another.
Gratitude and praise of Good and God appreciates and grows that Goodness.
With full appreciation of all creation, we come to realize God.

In other words, evil, bad, disease, death, accidents and wars were not created by God.
They are a temporary worldly belief system created by the co-creative minds of those who are separate from their intrinsic state of Goodness and God.

We experience "not Godly" things only here in duality, the land of separation from God.
Therefore, they are not real in the Eternal sense, and are not created or known by God.

This is a very deep and important question to ask ourselves and listen within.
I am open and willing to hear from you, the reader, if you have listened within…
(Not to someone else's answer, but to your own!!)
The Voice of God speaks to each of us in the most loving and reassuring language we can hear.

Loving you and you and you…Because we are the one Son, the one Light , the One Love of God,
"Forgiveness is our function as the Light of the World".
Betty Lue

When we remember only Love, we are healed and whole and Holy Happy!
My very own swing!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Gratitude Appreciates Your Life.

A note of appreciation from on of the recipients of Loving Reminders:
Betty Lue, again much appreciation and gratitude for the loving reminders. I wanted to let you know that I am re-discovering the power of expressing thanks for EVERYTHING - every person, situation, circumstance. In doing this it is becoming a feeling incorporated into the cells of my body as I feel the thankfulness on a physical level now - not just as a mental mantra. As such my judgments are quickly dissipating and now I am even able to catch myself right in the middle, or right after, I have made some judgment of another or a situation. Then I send blessings to the person or situation simply saying blessings! Also, I say thank you to the person and/or the situation. This is truly a universe of infinite abundance and the attitude of gratitude I am adopting is bringing forth the realization of that in my conscious awareness. The awareness of this infinite abundance boggles the mind but enlivens the heart. I was looking at some photos taken by Hubble and one of them was of the Sombrero Galaxy. It has 800 million stars (our Milky Way 200 million). Looking at these deep space objects continues to open my awareness to the fact that THERE IS NO LACK in the universe. Lack is only a narrow perception of a narrow slice of perception. THERE IS ONLY ABUNDANCE and the evidence is every, every, every where here and now.

Here is one expression of what gratitude can do.
Whatever you think you want or need, be grateful that you have it and it will be so.
Literally giving thanks is the fastest way to manifest the True gifts we desire.
So much of life is spent wishing, complaining, ignoring, wanting it better, not valuing what we have.
Therefore we continue creating the experience of not enough and lack.

No matter the hurt, upset or problem, be grateful.
When unsure or feeling lacking or limited, be grateful.
Gratitude alone will awaken the spirit in you to see the gifts all around you.
Gratitude will grow and increase what you appreciate.

Life is for giving and You are the gift.
When you recognize your gifts of creativity, love, wisdom, renewal, you will be grateful.
When you are grateful to be right where you are, you will see the gifts within you.
The realization of gratitude (and forgiveness) as the true healers of the human experience sets us free.

Grateful for you,
Grateful who you are in my life,
Grateful for all you do,
Grateful for what you give,
Grateful for how you are learning and growing,
Grateful for how we love and respect one another,
Just plain grateful!
Betty Lue

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Where Am I?

When lost, confused, moving too fast, caught up in some drama, it is essential we stop, look around, and listen within.

Suspending all activity of mind, speech and body allows a moment of rest and quiet.
Stopping even with a deep breath or sip of water is often enough to notice what is happening.
To look around both within and outside is assessing where we are to get our bearings.
To listen within requires a trust in the inner guidance system and service that is always present.

When caught in the maelstrom of human emotion, rather than be consumed, we need to stop.
When carried away by the events of the day, we must look around to see where we stand.
To be directed by a fear-based and ego driven mind is to add more upset and urgency.

Some places we can go for quiet in this noisy world:
Our car.
Looking out a window.
An inspiring book.
A nap.
The bathroom.
Turning away from people at our desk.
Into soothing music on a headset.
To a park.
In the shower or bathtub.
Meditation and prayer.

Some healing activities which might work:
Forgiveness of everyone and everything.
Gratitude for all good things.
Giving to someone with joy and love.
Creating something beautiful and good for all.
Volunteering with those who really value our time and energy.
Only doing what fills and nourishes us.
Cleaning up our room, our desk, our lives.
Completing projects that have haunted us.
Writing thank you notes.
Watching a holy movie.
Sit and listen within for the highest good writing it all down.

Some reminders which we may need to remember:
Love created you for the purpose of Loving.
We are all here to be truly helpful and healing.
Healing is experiencing and extending inner peace.
Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
When we recognize and forgive all blocks to the awareness of Love's Presence we are at Peace.
Love is the way we walk in gratitude.
Only love is real. Everything else is a call to remember Love.

I am loving you and me with every Loving Reminder!
Betty Lue

The life of this couch is very good.

The life of this Grandpa is very good.

The life of those who are willing to be present, happily giving is so very very Good!

Just sit still and be ready to give to those who come your way!

Monday, March 05, 2007


In this busy world of unlimited distractions, it is easy to get off track.
When we are multitasking, each task only gets a portion of our energy.
When we try to do several things at once, make sure none of them are important.
When we use our energy in divergent ways, we yield mixed results.

When I am focused on leading a congregational service, I must focus.
When I write these loving reminders, there are no interruptions.
When I am creating a new workshop or program, I set aside all other activities.
When I am in a meeting, my heart and mind are focused on the goals of that meeting.

Commitment to the fulfillment of the desired goal or outcome and focus on that outcome are paramount in the accomplishment for the highest good.

Commitment means not quitting or withdrawing our trust and freedom (=LOVE).
Focus means not wavering in where we are placing our attention, affirmation and creativity.

You will notice that great achievers are those who give full energy and intensity to their task.
You will notice that scientists, healers and holy men do not tolerate distraction or interference.

Where there is passion, there is intensity.
Where there is commitment, there is consistency.
Where there is genius, there is respectful intention.
Where there is connection, there is total focus.

Focused work is a creative meditation.

Some suggestions:
When you cook, be quiet and stay focused.
When you clean, be grateful and stay focused.
When you are relating to someone, choose non-distraction and focus on listening with your heart.
When you are creating, quiet your mind and listen within.

Some benefits:
Things are accomplished and completed very quickly.
The results are always beneficial.
You can hear within when there needs to be some variation or change made.
The feeling of enjoyment and fulfillment is very satisfying mind, body and soul.

Loving and blessing our focus,
Betty Lue

The best way to enjoy learning and experiencing life is with total focus.
Your cheek and mine! Good focusing!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Busy Days

Full Moon Eclipse yesterday.
Up at 5AM and off to renew the Home of Truth spiritual Center with a fabulous Team of volunteers from 8:30-1:30PM….so no time to do the Loving Reminders. Spent the afternoon and early evening with appointments in the Pleasant Hill Center, so here I am. Another full day always rich with surprises and lots of love and joy shared. Beginning the morning with the Willing Ones, Inner Listening at 9AM, Sunday Services at 10:30AM , followed by a kitchen planning meeting (there are two kitchens now), and then a workshop on Practical Feng Shun: A spiritual Practice. This afternoon I will take a walk and a nap, work on two upcoming programs and flyers and get ready for our minister's meeting and our Conscious Healing Class tomorrow eve. It seems like a lot, … But remember, I have done most of this many times with the guidance and inspiration of spirit. Much of my life is present moment, spontaneous expression of the Love in me, so there is little to plan and prepare.

My talk for Sunday Services this morning is: Love, Serve, Remember.

The way I Love unconditionally is to give my best to everyone I encounter.
This means for me, meeting my grandchildren, my partner, my clients, my ministry students, the grocery clerk with the best in me. They are all treated differently and all equally loved, according to the current state of our relationship, the time involved, the circumstances…and they are each given the best I have in the moment. I am loving everyone without condition. Where I withhold love, I deprive myself.

The way I serve from my heart is to do everything I do with joy and gratitude. I am thankful to be able to serve in the ways in which I am guided. I do not sacrifice or martyr because it yields resentment and blocks the flow of creativity, healing and authenticity. It is good for everyone when it is good for me.

The way I remember God is to listen within moment by moment. I give thanks for the life I have. I enjoy the precious moments of connection both within and with others. I freely share my love for God by giving to each one as god would have me treat and teach my brothers and sisters. Since God and Goodness created us all as Good, it is my function to forgive anything which may interfere or cause me to forget. I spend my life remembering God, remembering Love, remembering who I AM and what is my holy purpose.

To Love, Serve and Remember is my daily Loving Reminder.

Remember it is a gift to share these Loving Reminders with you.
Please share them with others.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

Friday, March 02, 2007

Practical Spirituality

Spiritual Principle is ineffective without our activity.
Awareness without judgment is healing.
Clearing our limited thinking with conscious correction and forgiveness is key.
We must recognize and actively release and erase all that is not wholly true and loving.

Where we are blocked in consciousness, we cannot let the sun shine through our words and deeds.
Where we insist on allegiance to an idea and imprinting planted by our ancestry, we cannot know Truth.
Where we declare and affirm limitation, lack and insignificance, we create that experience consistently.
Where we doubt and fear change and transformation, we are stuck with our habits of mind and behavior.

God works through us with our consent and invitation.
We are at choice in how we choose to think and feel.
We are at choice in how we speak and treat others.
We are at choice in how we respond to life's events.

God is the force for Good.
God is the creative Power of Love.
God is the unlimited healer.
God is the all-knowing Presence of Infinite Possibility.

Our work is to clear our learned thoughts of ill will and evil.
Our work is to unleash the natural Love in us by letting go of learned fear.
Our work is to free ourselves from the cultural belief in limitation.
Our work is to release our limited perceptions and open to the Highest good for All.

We can do the work everyday by taking full responsibility for learning from every encounter.
We can celebrate all experiences as opportunities to learn what is True and Loving.
We can enjoy this life of giving the Best we have by listening within to the voice for Love.
We can honor the gifts we are given by sharing them freely to those who receive with gratitude.

Life is for giving.
We are each the gift.
It is in sharing the gifts we have and the gifts we are, that we come to recognize the true nature of God.
Life works when we live it fully with gratitude and joy.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

Life is like an elephant ride for an infant.
We all need Grandma’s hand and smile and gentle support.

Give your loving touch and encouraging support to someone today!

(Beckett is 4 months old on March 8. )

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Self Esteem and Confidence

What if our self worth is based on how respectful and responsible we are?

What if the missing piece in life's puzzle is just that: Our self esteem is dependent on our ability to respond with happy willingness in all circumstances and relationships!

Do you treat everyone with respect?…including yourself?
Do you refrain from swearing, blaming and criticizing?
Do you take responsibility for your self care, your health, your finances?
Are you responsible for the quilty of your relationships/

Do you easily acknowledge you are wrong, mistaken or wish to change your behavior?
Do you keep your home, your vehicle, your office clean and orderly?
Do you keep your agreements and complete projects on time?
Do you maintain your finances impeccably, spending wisely?

Do you ask for help when you don['t know or cannot do what is yours?
Do you leave every place and person a little better than the way you found them?
Do you seek to give the best rather than get the best?
Are you a happy willing participant in life offering to create what is good and healthy in all ways?

I notice when I cannot give my best because I am tired, overwhelmed, critical or fearful, I lose energy and confidence. I recommend to myself that I step up and do first things first.

Take care of my spiritual, mental, physical, financial, relationship health first.
Take care of my home, office and business affairs.
Take care of my commitments and chosen responsibilities.
When I am impeccable in caring for what I have, I am confident, strong and resourceful.
When I have too much to care for with excellence, I am called to simplify my life.

Bless us all for being honest with ourselves.
Betty Lue