Thursday, April 29, 2010

Do The Work!

Yes, this is a time when we are being given great energy and opportunities to heal or transmute the past.
This is the time we have the resources, inner and outer, to know great wisdom and creativity.
This is the time we can work together to live in harmony and as one.
This is the time we might celebrate and totally appreciate the richness and power of NOW.

You and I are pioneers.
We are blazing the trail of transformation and unlimited expression.
We are clearing the way of obstacles, objections and obvious resistance.
We have visions of Greatness and making a difference to one and all.

It all sounds good and seems fun, safe and easy………
Now the work must be done.
We need to find a rhythm and momentum each day to  DO THE WORK!
We must have the foresight, courage and willingness to GO FOR IT!

Yes, my life is fun, safe and easy because I DO THE WORK.
Every day in every encounter, I take full responsibility for the experience I have.
I am responsible for what I perceive and how I respond.
I am at choice with what I learn, whom I forgive and what I give.

I know that Awareness with Love is healing.
Therefore I seek full awareness of what is being called forth.
Where am I to go? What am I to do and say? And to Whom?
Asking within for guidance, the path of light and love, trust and freedom is key.

The metaphysics:
Thoughts create.
Forgiveness erases.
Affirmations choose.
Appreciation Increases.

Where there is inner conflict, I will see outer distraction and energy leakage.
Where there is self-doubt, there will be external questions.
Where there are wounds from the past, I imagine I will be hurt again.
Where there is trust, freedom and honoring my inner authority, I succeed.

The work is to clear the fear.
The work is to erase the past.
The work is to celebrate the blessings.
The work is to Love (trust and free) my authentic whole and Holy Self.

When you are lost, confused or afraid, forgive yourself and choose again.
When you are critical and guilty for mistakes you or others have made, forgive and choose again.
When you sit alone, disappointed and depressed, get up and do something you can feel good about.
When you believe you don’t know where to start, start by believing that you know.
When you have made yourself sick or crazy with lack of self love and appreciate, return to love YOU!
Visualize the life experience you want to have for yourself and those you love.
I see clearly a life of Love, Joy and Peace.
Affirm where you want to go and know that you can have what you want.
I am able and willing to have what I want by creating what I want to have.
Think, speak and act as though you know you are succeeding.
I know what I want and I go for it, joyously appreciating every success along the way.
Clear every obstacle with laughter and forgiveness or simply step around them with ease.
No one and nothing can stop me in living a life of contribution and service to myself and all.

In a hole?
Do the work to get out and learn not to fall in again.
In trouble financially?
Go to work and pay your bills.
In difficult relationships?
Forgive your judgments and learn to love and accept others as they are, even if you step away.
In a challenging job?
Appreciate the job and your willingness to do what it takes to pay the bills.
Emotionally drained?
Build yourself up with constant affirmations of love and support, written and spoken.
Confused and alone?
Find people who help you see things differently,  and don’t commiserate and sympathize.
Angry and bitter?
Use emotional and mental energy to create what you want rather than regret what didn’t happen!
Hurt and afraid?
Stop re-injuring yourself by retelling your painful stories.
Soothe yourself with assurance and step out into the light with confidence.

Loving you and me with a vision of setting us free to be whole and true.
Seeking always and only to live an inspired life with appreciation for leading the way.
Truly joyful for each learning and creative opportunity along the way.
Betty Lue

From Louise Hay ©1988

How To Love Yourself
Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticize yourself. Accept yourself exactly as you are. Everybody changes. When you criticize yourself, your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself, your changes are positive.
Stop terrorizing yourself with your thoughts. It’s a dreadful way to live. Find a mental image that gives you pleasure (mine is yellow roses), and immediately switch your scary thought to a pleasure thought.
Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself as you learn the new ways of thinking. Treat yourself as you would someone you really loved.
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
Self hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don’t hate yourself for having the thoughts. Gently change your thoughts.
Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. It is being strong to ask for help when you need it.
Acknowledge that you created them to fulfill a need. Now you are finding new, positive ways to fulfill those needs. So, lovingly release the old negative patterns.
Learn about nutrition. What kind of fuel does your body need to have optimum energy and vitality? Learn about exercise. What kind of exercise can you enjoy? Cherish and revere the temple you live in.
Look into your eyes often. Express this growing sense of love you have for yourself. Forgive yourself looking into the mirror. Talk to your parents looking into the mirror. Forgive them too. At least once a day say: “I love you, I really love you!”
Don’t wait until you get well, or lose the weight, or get the new job, or the new relationship. Begin now, and do the best you can.