Monday, May 31, 2010

Let Us Remember!

We had a wonderful two day Spiritual Leadership Retreat here at the Reunion Lake House this weekend.
I hope you can join us here sometime for love and laughter, enlightenment and inspiration, renewal and play.

Let us remember the Goodness and the Blessings!
Let us remember the Kindness and the Service.
Let us remember the Light and the Love.
Let us remember to remember we are joined as One.

Life is forgiving.
Each one is a Gift.
Life is fulfilling to those who give.
Life is a success for those who serve.

Let us thank those who have given their heart and  mind to help us find a better way.
Let us be grateful to those who have sacrificed their lives that we might live.
Let us appreciate those who daily serve by teaching, healing, helping and ministering.
Let us remember that each one of us has something significant to give to help others live.

Remember to help your neighbors.
Remember to give reverence to those you revere.
Remember to acknowledge the ones who serve you.
Remember to greet those you encounter with your blessing.
Remember to treat your family members as welcomed guests.
Remember to honor your elders and those who serve everyday.
Remember to give to what enhances your life and the life of others.
Remember to respect those who are disabled, homeless or challenged.
Remember to be the best you can be and offer life-giving freedom and trust to all.
Remember to sustain your own enlightenment with inspiration and joyful creativity.
Remember to give Mother Earth your consideration for her life-sustaining resources.
Remember to enjoy the riches of this Earth and of spirit and share freely with others.
Remember to be a wise steward and manger of the time, energy and money you are given.
Remember to appreciate your mind for its value in remembering Goodness and forgetting the rest.
Remember to remember those who inspire us, enlighten our minds and light our way home with love.

It is in remembering the Good, the Beautiful and the Holy that we bless ourselves and one another.
Remembering always and only Who You Really Are.
Betty Lue

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Intention

Do you know your purpose in being here?
Do you intend to fulfill your purpose in this world?
Do you commit daily to give yourself to Goodness?
Do you love yourself, your Source and your fellowman?

I have been wondering:
Why people don’t love unconditionally?
Why don’t people serve others from their heart?
Why don’t people remember Goodness and the Source of all Good?

It makes no sense to give less than our best all the time.
It limits our joy and fulfillment to withhold our love.
It leads to depression and failure to forget all the Good there is in our lives.
It produces feelings of limitation, lack and littleness to forget our intention and live off purpose.

The best I can make up is that people have a habit of neglect and unconsciousness.
Maybe humanity has learned to be afraid of contribution, power, health, abundance and success?
Maybe people have competed and lost, sacrifices and been crucified, given and been used?
Maybe folks are lazy in comfort and complacency, complaining about not having been given more?

Change your intention and you change your life.
Forgive all your mistakes and bad habits and wakeup to contribute.
Undo the limiting beliefs that have held you prisoner in your imprisoned mind.
Empower yourself with giving always and only the Best you have to everyone everywhere.

You deserve the best both given and received.
You will have what you need when your intention is to give from your unlimited Love Center.
You will know great wealth when you invest in loving all unconditionally.
You will be successful, happy and fulfilled with you realize the Abundance of Goodness in You.

 Give by praying and envisioning Good for yourself and your brothers and sisters on the planet.
Love by speaking words of appreciation, inspiration and kindness to all you encounter.
Remember the blessings, the gifts, the joys of life and your will remember God’s Goodness.
When you love, serve and remember, you will know your Source within your Self.

Live your healing, helpful and Holy Purpose by loving and giving the One You Are.
Loving you,  

Betty Lue

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Do You Live What You Believe?

At our Lake House Retreat for our Spiritual Leadership Facilitation Weekend Program

Life is an experimental playground where we can explore what we believe and how we live.
Life in a body gives us an opportunity to observe the interplay of thoughts, feelings and actions.
Life on the earth allows us to join for creation and fulfillment or destruction and oppression.
Living with fear as our guidance system creates contraction and Love as Guide is Unlimited.

What we believe determines much of what we think and say and do and relate and create.
Our unconscious habits of mind and body, head and heart, often determine our experiences.
If we were fully aware at all times, we could learn quickly to eliminate pain and suffering.
If we were willing to be fully responsible, we would choose what works and let go of what doesn’t.

Some say only a mere 5% of our brain is used for conscious choice and the rest goes unnoticed.
To be more conscious, we must become aware of what is limiting, unforgiven and harmful.
To release what has been believed and taught and demonstrated throughout written history is daunting.
Now it is the most obvious necessity for the peace, prosperity and perhaps survival of the planet.

Take some time to reflect on what it is that you believe wholeheartedly.
Look for how you think and speak and act toward yourself and all that is.
Ask yourself where you might be out of integrity in what you eat, how you work and relate.
Easily forgive your unconsciousness and choose again and yet again.

The undoing of unconscious habits of mind requires practice in letting go with ease and gratitude.
The undoing of everything that is not True for you is a gift to you and to all of us.
The grand undoing of hatred and fear, regret and guilt, resentment and blame releases Love.
Love is the Source and ReSource from which come healing and creativity, Goodness and Grace.

If what you have believed and lived is unfair, unkind, unwise and unloving, it is time for a change.
If what you have lived is hurtful and destructive, limiting and belittling, it is time for release.
If what you have taught and experienced separates and generates fear, it is time for forgiveness.
If what you model and demonstrate is inability and laziness, greed and neediness, it is time for healing.

Yes, only you know what is true for you.
Only you can identify where you are living off purpose and out of integrity.
Only you can generate a different reality by choosing again for what you want to believe and live.
It is we ourselves that create a life of inspiration and Power, creativity and Peace, Love and Joy.

Let us live a life of faith and freedom from fear.
Let us give with a heart that is generous and true.
Let us love with forgiveness of all mistakes and choose again for trust.
Let us be the ones who make the difference everyday with everyone.

Never quit on Love!
“The only mistake we ever make is when we forget to Love.”
Betty Lue

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy it all overnight.
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Are You Looking at Your Self?

This One is for YOU! And Me and all of us.
When your life is not working easily and well, you have forgotten your purpose!


Criticism is first about the critic, defining the critic’s relationship with themselves.
When we take another’s criticism personally, we distract them from seeing themselves.
When we are neutral (“Thank you for sharing.”), the other has an opportunity to listen to themselves.
Silence is always the best policy when being criticized or judged.

Projection
is defined as seeing ones own flaws, issues and stuff in another...often the one closest to us.
When we are blaming (a form of attack), we are trying to cast guilt and responsibility onto the other.
When we blame, nag, criticize, resent, reject, withhold love from another, we are hurting ourselves.
When we hurt ourselves, we may feel depleted, guilty, sad, hostile, unloved and rejected.

What we give to others, we will receive.
When we give love and appreciation, we love and appreciate ourselves.
When we project and negativity, criticism, complaints, anger, etc, we feel guilty, separate and unloved.
When we have forsaken our natural state of Love, appreciation, joy and peace, we feel weak and afraid.

Behave in the ways you can feel pleased with yourself.
Speak with words that you would feel good about sharing with your world.
Think of yourself and others with the vision you prefer to experience.
The way you think, speak and act is what you are teaching others to be!

The behaviors I see within many family systems towards partners and children are harmful.
When we devalue another, we defeat our purpose of creating more peace, harmony and respect.
When we appreciate and love others, we empower and inspire them to be their best.
When we give our best with thoughts, words and actions, we feel Good about ourselves.

When you are feeling overwhelmed, distracted, confused, blameful and upset, be silent.
Take time out to listen within.
Ask yourself what you need to find your inner peace, creativity and ability to respond with Love.
Give yourself exactly what you need…food, rest, play, enjoyment, change of focus, etc.

If your life is not together, do something to get it together.
Clean your closet, eat healthy foods, take a walk, turn off the TV, say a prayer, laugh a little.
If your finances, relationships, health, work situation are in trouble, focus on yourself.
When we try to change the externals, the problem will simply shift to another venue.

How to have your life work! (Relationships, health, finances, family life, job, etc)
Begin and end each day with gratitude for the simple things. (food, shelter, running water, sunshine, etc)
Genuinely express love to those who love you.
Say please and thank you often.  (many times a day)
Take good care of your appearance and the appearance of your home and car, especially your bedroom!
Open your important mail and email and throw the rest away without reading it.
Pay all your bills on time and say thank  you for every kindness from another.
Give only what you have (time, energy and money), but never give from lack, martyrdom or sacrifice.
Waste no time on TV, internet or video games, magazines or meaningless stuff until your work is done.
Make sure you can see meaning and value in everything you think, do and say.
See first to understand the other by listening with your heart, until you fully understand their viewpoint.
Live with respect for yourself and all others.

Life can be fun safe and easy, when you live in integrity, supporting the Best in You!
Betty Lue


30 Days to Enlightenment  and Waking Up
30 Days to Healing and Seeing things Differently!
This exercise has a profound impact on how we see and live our lives.
This daily practice will heal and transform your life
With continued practice, there will be a spiritual awakening.

Forgiveness heals our perception and gives us Response-Ability.
Choice empowers us to Create our Experience Consciously.
Gratitude expands what we Choose and increases our Joy.

Daily Practice:
Begin each morning with a pad of lined paper and a pen.
Write and say 30 forgivenesses as they come to mind.
Simply write “I forgive”…and let the rest just come from within.
(No need to understand or feel anything.)
I forgive you for being mean.
I forgive myself for letting anyone hurt me.
I forgive my body’s limitation.
I forgive myself for being late.
I forgive everything.
Make the sound “AAAH” for 1-2 minutes.
Imagine that you are opening your mind.
Now write and say 30 Choices.
I choose to be happy.
I choose to be free.
I choose to do what I love.
I choose to forgive….
In the Evening (before bed)
Write and say 30 Gratitudes
I appreciate the energy I have.
I love being happy.
I am grateful I have you in my life.
I thank God.
Make the  sound “OM”  the Universal sound for Love and God for 1-2 minutes.

PS Even a few of each is better than none.
Do what you can and trust it is working.

Loving You always, 

Betty Lue

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Full Moon Energies

Show Up and Wake Up!
Pay Attention to what is happening in your body, mind, emotions, finances and relationships and world.
Tell Your Truth to yourself with journaling, contemplation, prayer and meditation.
Detach from the Outcome by Letting Go and Trusting Good will happen.

Whether there is upset, curiosity, excitement, there is energy flowing in that direction.
Let it all be a wakeup call.
To show up in life means to be fully present, not drifting into wishful or defensive thinking.
Be present with what is now!
Allow life to keep you awake at the helm without needing drama (accident, illness or tragedy)

Pay attention and stay awake.
When we numb the pain with addiction or cover our heads in depression, we are unable to respond.
Paying attention requires observation, sensitivity, really “getting” what is being called forth.
Reactivity is caused by the fear of making a mistake or making the situation worse.
Responding invites us to stop and find the place of peace and inner listening within.

Telling the truth often is coming from a place of history and reacting with judgment and fear.
Telling ourselves the high truth requires listening to the loving voice within and finding peace.
Telling the Truth is reassuring, comforting, healing and gives effective responses to upset and hurt.
Telling the Truth invites us to bring wisdom, creative solutions and desire for success for all.

Detach from the Outcome requires that we stop trying to control the outcome.
Do the best we can from where we are and what we observe and then let go with trust.
We need to always give our best, keep our agreements, make no assumptions and learn to let go.
Detaching is the willingness to free ourselves and trust in the intrinsic Goodness within all.

Taking time today to let Go and let Good be what it is.

Loving you and me in the release with Love.
Betty Lue

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What Do You Believe?

It is important to believe in something.
When we are conflicted in our beliefs, we will lose the power of our belief.
When we are aligned in our beliefs, we will be empowered by what we believe.
Believing is faith and faith is the certainty that comes from using the energy of belief.

Whether you believe in western medicine, holistic healing, faith healing or the power of prayer, you faith will work for you to the degree to which you believe.
Whether you believe in an external God, your ancestors, ascended masters, or your own inner strength, your faith will work for you.
When you doubt and question what you believe, you may feel betrayed, uncertain, anxious and confused.
When you forgive your doubts with faith, you will feel strengthened, confident, clear and at peace.

The world teaches us by its many religions, positions and cultural mores and customs that there are an infinite number of options in which to believe.
Our family systems, societal values and current cultural fads encourage us to conform to the norm.
Our head may tell us to go along to get along, while our heart guides us to align with what feels “right”.
Choosing and confirming our chosen beliefs may change what, how much and why we believe.

I believe in Love.
Love is Who I Am.
I believe in Goodness.
I know unlimited Goodness within me.

When I am in Love, I feel safe, happy and at peace.
When I am living from my Goodness, I am creative, trusting and free.

What do you believe in wholeheartedly?
Who and what do you know You Are?
How do you choose to live and give?
How much do you align with what is TRUE for You?

My belief is that what I believe I will see.
My belief is that what I believe in 100%, I will make true in my reality.
My belief is that my life supports what I believe and live 100%.
My belief is that I am creating a world of Love and Goodness, because I believe!!!!

Loving You and Believing in You.
You are the Source and resource of Love and Goodness in my life,
Betty Lue

From the Unity Daily Word today May 26, 2010


Prayer for Goodness

Dear One,

I hold you in the light and love of God.

I pray that as you open yourself to divine blessings, you receive greater peace, health and prosperity.

I envision you healthy and whole, pursuing your goals and fulfilling your dreams.

I pray that at the start of your day, you are filled with confidence and energy, ready to experience a day of meaning and fulfillment.

 I pray that tonight as you lay your head on your pillow, ready for sleep, you have peace about the day that is ending and expectation of Good for the new day to come.

 And so it is. Amen

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

All Good and Only Good

(Full Moon on Thursday at 4:07 PM)
 
Increase the Good with Gratitude
Erase the unwanted with forgiveness and blessing.
When we find ourselves wanting more, we simply need to appreciate what we have.
When we find we want to let go or undo, we simply must forgive, erase and release with our blessing.

The more we focus our energy on something, the more it increases with our attention.
The more we ignore or stop giving attention, the more it decreases and dissolves with lack of energy.
Life is meant to be natural, growing with sunlight, water and warmth and dying with denial.
During full moon time, we may experience an increase in what we are needing to give our attention.

Where there is toxicity or negativity, bless yourself by stepping away.
Stay no longer than you can maintain good health and inner peace.
When you step away, take time to listen within for how best to respond.
Taking a time out often gives a chance for emotions to settle and more respectful communication.

When there is negativity, criticism or hurtful words or behaviors, it is important to not take it personally.
When your buttons are being pushed, it indicates an area of needed healing.
When you are the negative, critical or toxic person, it indicates your are grossly off purpose.
When you find yourself in negative or disrespectful situations, it is time to stop and center yourself.

To find Good, you must be Good.
To receive Good, you must be giving Good.
To react with the negativity that you are receiving is ineffective and intensifies the situation.
To respond with peace, forgiveness, silence and healing energy is effective and brings healin.

When you are unable to quiet your mind, stop hurtful words and behavior, take a time out.
Stay away from the person or situation until you can bring peace, kindness and helpfulness.
When the other cannot accept the good you are offering, they cannot trust themselves or trust you.
When the other rejects the Goodness given, they may feel unworthy or unable to receive Good.

Give people space when they are emitting toxic energy.
Do not take on another’s pain or poison.
Do not allow the other to hurt you or another, physically or emotionally.
Create a safe space in which they can recover and return to their natural state of Love and respect.

Remember, when people do not respect themselves or feel guilty for having hurt the one they love,
They usually need to withdraw or they seek ways to blame the other for having caused the upset.
It is essential that we learn as a loving and healing presence not to allow others to hurt or upset us.
It is helpful to be free of guilt, fear or blame when we are healing ourselves and our relationships.

I now choose to give and receive All Good and Only Good.
The rest is forgive and released immediately with blessing of Peace.
Betty Lue


Grandpa Robert’s grandkid’s birthday party at the Lake House
Lots of pictures and tons of fun for all!

Kids and their significant other helping to plant veggies and flower in some newly made beds.
















This is the beginning of breaking a Pinata full of goodies and the cake and ice cream celebration!
































These are only two of 50  pictures of the children giving their self made pictures and presents to Grandpa.
















This was an art project for everyone to decorate crowns to wear!  

Monday, May 24, 2010

Peace

Do you really want peace?
Peace in your world?
Peace in your home?
Peace within yourself
?

When we wait for others to be peaceful, we are at effect.
When we allow other’s emotions to upset us, we are victimizing ourselves.
When we let the craziness, violence and conflicts in the world disturb our inner peace, we are victims.
When we choose peace no matter what, we lead by example and trust peace begins within.

Life is choice.
Emotions follow after thoughts and judgments.
When our thoughts are healing, our emotions are kind and peaceful.
When our thoughts are condemning, our emotions are upset, angry, hurt or fearful.
When our mind is filled with forgiveness and extending peaceful prayer to others, we feel peace.

Practice…Practice…Practice…..
When you see something you are judging….”I choose to see peace instead of this”
When we are confused or conflicted, step back and wait until you feel peace.
When you feel angry, hurt, upset or demanding, forgive yourself and give Peace.
When you are praying for world peace, choose to be Peace and bring Peace to your world.

For some, peace is perceived as passive, boring and ineffective.
Peace is essential to health, happiness and abundant living.

Peace is healing.
Peace opens the mind to Light.
Peace is the space of freedom and creativity.
Peace yields visioning and action.
Peace is the quiet that allows the reception of Divine Guidance.
Peace is the foundation of our Reunion with Self, Source and others.

May we all choose to be Peace, bring Peace, extend Peace to everyone everywhere.
Peace be with us now and always.
Betty Lue

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Respect Your Self

Respect and Appreciate All You Are, All you have, All you do and All You Give!
It seems that we are so much planning for the future or remembering our past, we forget to be here Now.
In the Now there is the full experience of what is with right perception and true appreciation.
When we truly loving ourselves and our lives just as they are, we can see the Goodness in what is.

Some practical reminders:

Appreciate the food
you prepare, making your salad and veggies with love.
Select the most colorful and wash them with appreciation of their gifts to you.
Cut and cook them with respect for the miracles of life from seed to your table.
Enjoy the textures, flavors and aromas of what you eat and bless it all.

Enjoy the weather.
Really watch and delight in the changing patterns of wind, warmth and light.
Enjoy the seasons and the color changes in different lights.
Smell the air and taste the water; Appreciate nature’s filter system of air and water.

Respect your mind and its amazing resources in remembering and forgetting.
The mind is our own inbuilt computer with files that can be erased.
It can solve our problems and lift us into alternate states during waking and sleeping dreams.
The mind can be easily washed clean with forgiveness and renewed with meditation.

Take care of your body and its ability to function for doing Good.
As your vehicle, you need to maintain it with the best fuel and conscientious care.
Make sure you are not abusing, confusing or misusing its resources and purpose.
Love your body with activities that keep it happy and on purpose.

Relationships that support, encourage and empower you are ways of Loving You.
Be respectful of those with whom you relate, never taking them for granted.
See each person as equally valuable and treat each one with kindness and gratitude.
Know you are making a difference with everyone you encounter by the example you set.

Use your finances, education and talents wisely, using them to benefit and bless all.
See what you have as a gift, appreciating their value and being a good manager of it all.
Appreciatate the value of sharing what you have with others in a way that does the most Good.
Squander nothing by letting it be hidden or giving where it is not wanted or valued.

Remember this is Your Life.
It is a Good life when you use it all for Good.
This is your opportunity to increase your blessings and expand your territory.
Respect what you have and Who You Are and Use it All wisely and well.

Loving you, 

Betty Lue

What you give with Love, gives Love to you.
You will never lack, when you share freely from your Abundance.


Twelve Daily Steps To Optimistic Living
1. Focus on my successes rather than on my failures.
2. Notice that which I have accomplished rather than that which I’ve left undone.
3. See and acknowledge my beauty rather than focusing on my imperfections.
4. Notice and acknowledge all the times I’ve followed the optimum conditions,
rather than judging myself for the times I have not.
5. Acknowledge all my wins each and every day.
6. Create and maintain an environment that nurtures me.
7.  See problems as opportunities to learn from rather than as obstacles to avoid.
8.  Tell the whole truth on a moment to moment basis in order to maintain impeccable and loving relationships.
9. Be conscious every moment to put positive thoughts into my mind rather than negative, knowing all thoughts are creative.
10.  Appreciate my feelings as a means of understanding myself, thus directing and creating my reality.
11. Continue to forgive myself and others as a means of creating a state of Grace.
12. Fill my life with joy and ecstasy by practicing daily the art and skill of verbally expressing my gratitude for all that I have.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Value Your Inheritance

Do you know what you have been given?
Are you aware of what is abundance you have?
Have you realized the Goodness in your life?
Do you see what is available to you right now?

Humanity seems so caught in the form, we fail to see the formless.
People make up substance as sustenance and fail to realize their prosperity.
We cultivate a culture of need and greed and fail to appreciate our birthright.
Our society seems to be looking for handouts, luck and what we can get from life.

Could it be that we already have everything we need to have a good life?
Could it be that we are overlooking what is already ours to enjoy?
Could it be that we are so focused on “more” that we demean the blessings?
Could it be that in our need to own that we have forgotten the value of sharing?

We are entitled by the Preamble of our Constitution to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We inherit from our Life source and Creator peace, infinite possibility and unlimited resources.

Peace lies within us, but we deny it with conflict and fear.
Happiness is the gift that comes from full appreciation, but we turn it away by focusing on fear of lack.
Freedom to be, to create, to choose, to enjoy, all are given to us, but we restrict, limit, doubt and destroy.
Trust in an infinite and unlimited supply encourages us to receive and believe in our inheritance.

Choose Peace and Understanding follows.
Be Happy simply because you are free to choose.
Be Free in your thoughts, your beliefs, your choices, your creations and enjoy the experience.
Trust that all things can be undone and redone, forgiven and chosen again.

Celebrate each day.
Appreciate the choices you make.
Forgive and undo what no longer works for you.
Give your Love to all you create.

Value Who You Are and What You Already Have.
Life is your Gift.
Give Life and receive what Life gives to you.
Know great freedom and enjoyment of all you create.

Loving All the Good we already have,
Betty Lue

PS I love the beauty of the Earth.
I appreciate the wonder of the skies.
I know the Love that from our birth,
Over and around us lies. (Hymn lyrucs)
I appreciate every relationship.
I learn from everything and everyone.
I see my life as a gift to me.
I feel blessed and share the blessings.
Life is Good.
I am grateful.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Respect What You Have

The more you respect what you have, the more you will feel respectful and respected.
The more you are willing to live and speak and think respectfully, the more peace you have.
The more you relinquish attitudes, conditions and beliefs that are disrespectful, stress decreases/
The more you think, speak and behave with respect, the more self esteem, health, happiness and prosperity increases.

Disrespect engenders a myriad of problems, struggles, conflicts, hardship and pain.
Disrespect is an attitude of ingratitude.
Disrespect is an attack that begets counter attack.
Disrespect is an assault on oneself.

When individuals feel inadequate, incapable and helpless, they treat themselves with disrespect.
When individuals feel better than, judgmental, arrogant and entitled, they treat others with disrespect.
The way we treat others teaches them what they deserve.
The way we talk to others is what we teach them to be.

Speak with respect.
No more negative, critical demeaning language toward anyone including yourself.
Give positive regard to everyone and everything.
Release critical, hateful and judgmental words in private once and for all.
Undo negative habits which lead to more of the same experiences.

Think with respect.
Be willing to look again beneath the surface. (re-spect=look again)
Look for what is needed to encourage and draw forth the best.
Seek only to see what is Good, what is gift, what is blessing.
Acknowledge what you have is what you have attracted to yourself.

Behave with respect.
Engage in behavior and activities that make you feel proud.
Even in private, imagine the world is watching and choose activities you respect.
Dress and live with respect for yourself, your home, your vehicle and all you have.
Interact with your children, your elders, your spouse and coworkers with dignity and respect.

We are each and all building a world with our thoughts, words and deeds.
We are teachers of all those in our circle of influence.
What we give, we receive.
How we treat others is a reflection on ourselves and not on them.
Be responsible for changing your attitude, your words and your behavior.
Use language, facial expressions and tone of voice to convey positive regard and respect.

Be willing and wise in improving the qualities of your life by respecting all you have.
Loving you with respect for the gift you are,
Betty Lue

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Every Relationship is For Healing!

Robert Waldon’s Birthday
Robert is my God-sent life partner and husband for 25+ years.
He is a respectful, steadfast, devoted and Good Man.  He lives his life in loving service with good humor, hard work, contribution, creativity and excellence in all he does.  As Spirit inspires and guides him, he has worked as 6th grade teacher, business salesperson, financial consultant, holistic health consultant and educator, naturopath, and minister of Reunion and now Unity. He is an educator, healer and spiritual leader who inspires others with his genuine love and wisdom for all.And perhaps best of all, he is an awesome Grandpa and friend to our grandchildren.  His dedication to our Spirit-guided lives continues to provide inspirational support, commitment, responsibility and endless learning, healing and growth. Together with God, we can only succeed in life’s endeavors.  I am sooo appreciative of all the Good works created and given through Robert. Thank you God
.  
Betty Lue

Every Relationship is For Healing!

Relationships with everyone and everything can be healing.
Those to whom we are attracted or avoid offer the most opportunity for healing.
Those with whom we live and interact regularly are the ones with whom we practice healing most.
Those whom we judge and criticize, as well as appreciate and serve, offer the most opportunities to heal.

When we love, respect and appreciate ourselves, we easily love, appreciate and respect others.
When we easily forgive our mistakes and learn, we easily forgive others mistakes and trust their learning.
When we support, encourage and enjoy ourselves, we naturally support, encourage and enjoy others.
Life give us clues along the way about how to heal our relationships with ourselves and others.

Healing is natural to those who Love.
Healing is freedom…the freedom to make mistakes and learn.
Healing is trust…the trust that with forgiveness and love, all things are made new again.
Healing is our purpose in being here as human beings with so many others….

To heal is to reveal what needs to be undone, forgiven, erased and perceived differently.
Healing comes from laughter and good humor which dissolves fear and separation.
Healing comes from snuggling, touching, holding and intimate sharing.
Healing comes with shared activities, goals and achievements.

To heal is to make happy.
To heal is to offer peace.
To heal is to see the wholeness in another.
To heal is to appreciate.
To heal is to enjoy.
To heal is to say “Yes”.
To heal is to undo what isn’t true.
To heal is to forget the past.
To heal is to see with the Love in your heart.
To heal is to fill your mind with Light.
To heal is to love everyone as you are unconditionally loved by God, Creator and Source of All That Is.

I am blessed to live always healing and revealing the Goodness in All of us as One,
Betty Lue

EveryOne Is A Flower in the Garden of Life

If you would grow to be your best self
Be patient, not demanding
Accepting, not condemning
Nurturing, not withholding
Self-marveling, not belittling
Gently guiding, not pushing & punishing

For you are more sensitive than you know
Mankind is tough as war
Yet delicate as flowers
We can endure agonies
But we open fully only to warmth & light
And our need to grow is fragile as a fragrance
Dispersed by storms of will
To return only when those storms are still

So accept, respect,
Attend your sensitivity

A flower
Cannot be opened
With a hammer

Anonymous

Love yourself and everyone as you want to be Loved, and you will build a world of Love.!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Differences Accepted and Respected

Where there are differences, there often is judgment and criticism and trying to change others.
We learn to conform or seek compliance by others to concur with our preferred ways.
We tend to avoid or blame others for being different in how they think, behave, relate and communicate.
We may have learned that love is being the same and agreeing rather than accepting existing differences.

Men and women usually think and communicate, work and relax, very differently from one another.
Men are easily confused with emotional communication.
Men prefer to handle one issue at a time with singular focus.
Men are 100% on, working hard with linear focus and no interruptions. Then they need to 100% turn off.
Women use emotion to energize their communication.
Women talk about many topics in one conversation, often in a circular manner.
Women tend to be on and aware of the complexity of tasks and life needs 24/7.
They forget to take a break until they get sick or have a problem.
Women need to find better ways to care for themselves so they don’t badger or bitch at their men.

People come from very different family systems, lifestyles, standards of self, family and home care.
Where there are values differences, greater acceptance, understanding and respect is required.
When people of different backgrounds live together, there needs to be clarity, negotiation and respect for differing needs and expectations.
When these areas are non-negotiable there tends to be battles for power and control.
When demands, threats, blame and guilt, are used, couples tend to create distance and resentment.

The quality of communication, habits of relationship, standards of home and self care, child-rearing and marital compatibility all refer back to what was usual and customary in our family of origin.
When there were dysfunctional or unhealthy patterns, they tend to recur until there is a wakeup call.
When we become conscious of a problem and are willing to make new choices and change our mind,
we can begin to build new patterns of behavior, attitude and communication skills.

It is essential that we stop blaming others and take total responsibility for making changes within ourselves.
It only takes one to stop fighting.
It only takes one to bring acceptance and respect to a relationship.
It only takes one to undo unhealthy habits and beginning choosing again for a better way.
It only takes one and that One is YOU!

If you prefer a better way to live and love, to give and receive, to relate and communicate, commit today.
No more talking back, resentment, threats or demands.
Begin today to think, talk and treat the other with respect and understanding.
Healing the wounds of hurtful behavior may not happen overnight, so stay the course.

Blessing us all for our willingness to find and live a better way,
Betty Lue

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What Are You Fishing For?

Yesterday we took the 5 yr. old twins and 3 ½ yr. old brother Beckett to the Youth fishing Day at our Lake House  in Hidden Valley Lake.
Some fish to feed their family.
Some fish for the joy of it.
Some fish as an excuse to be in nature.
Some fish as a way to be still and be alone.

My birth Surname is “Fisher”.
I will make you fishers of men, if you follow me.” always inspired me.
My first married name is Lieber.  German “to Love”.  Love is my primary focus.
My husband’s last name is Waldon.  English for “Well done.”  Never-ending improvement is essential.

This is my calling: To facilitate clarifying where you find meaning and purpose and value in your life.
I encourage everyone to find what is the highest and best way for them.
I inspire people to live life in the way that suits their inner nature and their calling.
When we live following our heart and mind, our inner joy and peace are focused on what works for us.

To clarify your direction, your focus, your unmet need….ask yourself what you are fishing for!
Are you fishing for fun?
Do you want more play, more novelty, more laughter and delight?
Are you fishing for knowledge?
Are you curious and asking questions, searching for information and higher truth?
Are your fishing for approval?
Do you want more acknowledgment for your accomplishments and your efforts?
Are you fishing for complements?
Do you want more attention, more accolades, more glory and praise?
Are you fishing for money?
Do you want more financial security, more investments, retirement, and more material success?
Are you fishing for love?
Do you want more relationship intimacy, companionship and assurance of your value?
Are you fishing for solitude and peace?
Do you want more time for relaxation and renewal, introspection and contemplation, meditation time?
Are you fishing for inspiration?
Do you want more faith, more guidance, more connection with inner and outer forms of spirituality?
Are you fishing for numbing the pain?
Do you want more meds, more addictions, more ways to deny, avoid or block our what hurts?
Are you fishing for self improvement?
Do you want to become better at life, work, communication, achievement and more?
Are you fishing for ways to be helpful?
Do you seek people and ways to care for others and make the world a better place?

Every fishing expedition has a healing and holy purpose which is YOURS.
Be clear about what you are seeking, and what has meaning for you.
Direct your energies without reservation toward what is Best for you and you will benefit.
Be certain that your wholehearted commitment will yield a whole-hearted result.

Loving you with a heart that is True.
Betty Lue

Friday, May 14, 2010

What Are these Loving Reminders?

A handful of people are new to receiving these daily or weekly loving reminders from me.
I send them directly to over one thousand people and many more from your referrals.
I have been writing and sending Loving Reminders for over 11 years everyday I am at home.
They are valuable for me to receive and share and valuable for others who receive them as reminders.

When something resonates with you, you feel its truth in your heart.
When you are reminded of what you know deep inside, you appreciate and find value.
When you are touched with inspiration, you feel grateful and can choose to practice.
This is my reason for listening within and sharing the inner guidance I receive each day.

After counseling and coaching thousands of individuals, couples and families, I know the need.
After teaching, mentoring and facilitating hundreds of people for the last 35 years, I hear the call.
After listening and letting Spirit within guide my life for most of my life, I feel the importance.
And this is my way of responding to all of us for the Highest Good and finding a better way.

These reminders are intended to be practical; they are meant to be used everyday.
These reminders are intended to be inspirational; they are meant to move you into action.
These reminders are intended to be spiritual; they are meant to call you to return to what is meaningful.
These reminders are intended to be healing; they give insight, freedom to choose/change and peace.

For many, there is limited time and money, so these reminders offer help when you have need.
For some, there is hesitation in asking for help, so these reminders are an anonymous way to learn.
For others, there is denial of needing anything, and the reminders simply reawaken what is known.
For me, these reminders are a powerful way to connect, to touch you with my love for us all.

Yes, I Love You.
I love you when you are happy or sad, right or wrong, awakening or sleeping on the job.
I love you when you don’t love yourself or forget you are loveable and capable just as you are.
I love you when you are willing to do the work and when you get lazy and quit on yourself.

I am your Loving Reminder.
We can call it a Calling or Holy Assignment or just what I am here to do.
My intention is to facilitate all of us in playing our Part and living our potential in being all we can be.
Said in a thousand ways or no way at all…your healing and success and joy are a blessing for me.

So why would I sit at my computer every morning as my spiritual practice and joy…….??
Because of all this above and so much more.
You and I are One..
More than you can know, we are connected in Love.

Ask me your questions.
Give me your comments.
Share with me your gratitude.
And always know I am with you in Love.
Betty Lue

Origin of Inner Listening
In 1976 it was suggested I sit and do nothing for just five minutes daily by a spiritual mentor/teacher.  I chose 5AM in the morning and immediately saw/felt and heard a vision of a Home of Infinite Love available to all people.  Over the years,  I have co-created many such Centers and Homes with the guidance of Spirit within. The next morning I brought a pad of paper and a pen to sit, and as I was simply breathing, I knew words were coming into my mind and I wrote them down.  When I later read them, I saw they had great spiritual meaning.  As an innocent, trusting and ‘True Believer’, I then quieted myself every morning and began to follow what I heard within.  My life became fun, safe, easy and miraculous in so many ways.  I learned, forgave and grew spiritually daily from every relationships.  This is was the origin of what I call “inner listening” and have taught to hundreds of willing learners over the last 30 years.

The Origin of emailed Loving Reminders
In the winter of 1998, having just moved back to the Bay Area in California, I asked Spirit within what was my purpose and calling.  I was invited to sit at the computer and write down my daily inner listening and send it to those who requested it of me.  Since Dec, 1998 I have  sat at my keyboard, everyday to write exactly what Spirit within guides.  I do not edit, correct spelling and embellish what I hear.  I simply send what is given to me to share with the now thousands around the world.
This is my inner listening given to all who choose to receive them.  Often it gives people what they need, practical spiritual and inspiring reminders, so they need not spend money on  hours of therapy or endless seeking for spiritual answers.  They seem to awaken and remind individuals who are willing and ready to change their lives for the Good of All.  I also have put many of the reminders into three little books, Loving Reminders, Peaceful Reminders and Relationship Reminders.  There are two other books waiting to be published, Healing and Healthy Reminders.  It is my joy to contribute to the healing and awakening of my spiritual family, all humanity.

May be all be benefited and blessed by every good and kind intention of everyone everywhere.
Blessed be. Betty Lue  “True B’Lue”

Remember: The blessings already are and we are now awakening to enjoy them.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Healing Responses

Healing responses are healthy and helpful.
Healing responses are loving and kind.
Healing responses are positive and affirming.
Healing responses are encouraging and trusting.

When we are confronted with fear, anger, jealousy, sorrow, pain and conflict, we tend to react in like manner.
When we give meet fear with fear and anger with anger, etc, we are confirming that reality.
When we stop and offer what is highest and best for the other, we begin to heal what seems to be the problem.
When we take the time to offer healing rather than fixing, advising or sympathy, we are truly helpful.

How healing responds depends on the person, the emotions, the circumstance and the time.
Healing responses offer what is needed rather than what is wanted many times.
Healing responses listen deeper than the surface story to the real call for love and assurance.
Healing responses invite the most conscious person to give what they hear and know within.

I have noticed that the world seems to have trained human personalities to all react to fear with fear.
It seems we almost unconsciously think the same victimization thoughts as the apparent “victim”.
We tend to believe that the world of good and bad is real and we are here to stamp out the bad.
We seem to fall into the historical patterns of punishment and defensiveness to prevent “bad” experiences.

When you have a negative thought or dramatic encounter or scary experience, how you respond is key.
Take a moment to breathe and get centered in your own truth and value system.
Respect the event by taking time to look deeper than the story, your interpretation and see what is real.
Ask yourself how you can respond in the most “healing” way.

If you are confused, ask for more information.
If you are in doubt, ask the other how they could respond in the most helpful way.
If you are stuck in fear, be reassuring to yourself first in the way that works for you.
Rather than add to the difficulty, give yourself a “time out” to find the peace within.

Remember, there is no “right” way to respond.
There are ways that heal and help and are empowering.
There are ways that hurt and distract and are weakening.
The work of the conscious healing presence is to seek and find what is most helpful to all concerned.

I love being willing to ask myself..what can I do to bring more peace and love to this situation?
How can I be the One who is willing to respond in a new or novel way that brings more consciousness?
How can I say or do something that will offer new insight, a fresh perspective and a peaceful outcome?
Everything is an opportunity to heal and reveal the blessing or defend and cover up positive learning?

Loving us all as we learn together…how to be truly helpful!
Betty Lue

A Time Of Transformation
The Piscean Age
The Piscean Age was a time filled with victimization consciousness, a time of being at the effect of outer authority, learning to accept the way it was, expressing no preferences, being docile, submissive and humbly suffering in silence, self-martyrdom, giving all for the sake of others, believing that to have less was holy, and allowing the concept of God to be one in which we suffer, pay for our sinfulness and serve others to make penance.
The age past:  Have less, suffer more, ask for nothing, wait for heaven.  The age of atonement for sins, crucifixion, suffering and sacrifice in order to reap the rewards of the Kingdom of Heaven after death.
The Aquarian Age
The coming Aquarian Age is a time where all will know they are “at cause” in their domain, co-creators with Divine Will, manifesting only that which is good, beautiful and holy.  All mankind will awaken to their Inner Authority, the Voice of Divine Consciousness and will follow only that which is for the greatest Good.  Happiness, harmony and health will reign as each individual recognizes and expresses their full potential and reaps the abundance of their natural heritage.  It will be a time of no guilt, no fear, of choosing what is valuable, expressing the Truth, giving with joy, having everything we want, and of praising God for the perfection of His creation where all live in Love and Peace and Joy:  Heaven on Earth NOW.
Transition Period
This in-between time is a period of testing and sorting through.  Man is awakening to his divinity, to his inherited right and capacity for choice.  As man awakens, great surges of guilt and fear of punishment will flow through humankind calling for forgiveness and light-filled blessing.  As man chooses to see his mis-creations without guilt, he will acknowledge the learning value, the needed undoing, and open to the opportunity to choose again for his Highest Vision.  Praise God.  We are learning to judge nothing, to wholly love and honor ourselves, to give ourselves the highest we know.
Betty Lue 1978

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Off to the Grandkids

On my way to grandchildren in Petaluma for the day, so brief one…..

Love is the answer…..no matter what Love yourself, Love the others, Love non matter what.

Trust will settle every problem now…because Trust brings a state of peace.  Peace opens the heart to Love and the Mind to seeing things differently and Trust will encourage a healing response rather than a fearful reaction.

Forgivenesss offers everything I want because…….Returning to a state of giving rather than withholding invites opening the flow of life energy which heals and replenishes, fulfills and inspires. Forgiviness  is the ability to continue fully living and giving our very best in all circumstances.  When we give our very best, our lives work better and the world is blesses.

There is nothing to do……..The world seems to be about fixing and maintaining…rather than letting it undo what is not for the Highest Good and allowing the natural creation to unfold.  There is a state of Being that comes from realizing who We Are and How Love creates.

Give yourself to Love and Love will give to you.

Loving you,  Betty Lue

Important piece for relationships:
You are responsible for your own happiness and inner peace.

Where we are upset (angry, hurt, afraid, judgmental.), our past wounds (unhealed stuff) has been triggered.  
This shows us where we have work to do.

The usual relationship habit is to try to “fix” the other person, to get them to change or stop saying or doing what has upset us. This makes the other feel “wrong” and guilty and hurt and angry and inadequate. This only exaggerates the problem.  It is ineffective over the long term.

The real work is to heal our own woundedness, to clear our own buttons and heal our history and forgive allowing anything or anyone to hurt us.  When this is done, we can be effective, helpful and kind in our relationships.

This is a big job.  Cannot be done overnight and must be done after we have taken good care of ourselves mentally, physically, and spiritually.  Taking impeccable care of ourselves is essential to good relationships.

Betty Lue

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Equality

Take responsibility for what is yours.
Take responsibility for how you respond.
Take responsibility for how you treat yourself and others.
Take responsibility for your place as leader, teacher, healer, role model.

Give your best and let the rest go.
Honor yourself in all circumstances.
You need not feel guilty or blame others.
You need merely teach with your thoughts and words and activities.

Treat yourself and others with respect.
See everyone as your brother or sister.
Talk to others as you wish to be spoken to .
Honor yourself by not casting judgment on yourself or others.

Often we withhold and become passive because we are afraid or feeling guilt.
Or we may be overly aggressive because we see the other with disrespect.
Sometimes we flip flop back and forth passive-aggressive in our interactions.
The inconsistency is due to misperception of the situation.

We want to give our best, because we feel better about ourselves.
Others may give their best or they may fall short.
When anyone gives less than their best, they feel guilt.
With guilt comes withdrawal and avoidance or blame and attacking the other.

When I am not peaceful, it is because I have stepped off purpose, out of integrity with myself.
When I am upset, it is because I have forgotten my True and Authentic Self…being my Best.
Taking some time to center and ground myself in remembering is the key to coming back to Peace.
Being willing to immediately forgive myself for the ways in which I have lost my way.

The primary gift I give the world is giving my very best in every relationship and activity.
It is in giving my best that I receive the inner peace and fulfillment that I deserve.
It is in living my highest values that I sustain the joy of being alive and of service.
It is in following my calling and honoring what is highest and best for all that I am truly happy.

When we are comparing with others, we may be looking to be better than…..
When we are evaluating our performance, we may be seeking to find our mistakes.
When we are criticizing our self and others, we are distracted from our own highest calling.
When we setting ourselves as greater than or less than others, we have forgotten our worth.

Life is a continuum of opportunities to see and feel, to be and heal, to find our place just right for us.
Life gives us experiences in which to notice when we are on or we are off.
Life places choices before us everyday…to be happy or sad, to be forgiving or angry, to be limited or free.
When we see life a universal laboratory of discovery and realizing what works, we can appreciate it all.

Loving you and me as we set ourselves free to be happy!
Betty Lue

¤      I love you      ¤
and I know you love me too.

LOVE IS FREEDOM
The freedom for you and I to be who we are.
The freedom to live life as we do.
The freedom to make mistakes and learn from them.
The freedom to express our own truth as we see it.

LOVE IS TRUST
The trust that there is a constant flow of love,
no matter what.
The trust that, in spite of life’s problems,
we believe in and support each other’s right
to live as we choose.
The trust that in adversity,
there is healing and learning and gifts of love.
The trust that under conflict and emotional expression,
there is love

I love you and I trust you.
I free you to be all you are.

Betty Lue 1978

Monday, May 10, 2010

Life Is Flow

(WRITTEN FOR MANY WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN THE JOY OF GIVING!)

“I came that you might have Life and have it more abundantly”.

Life is flow.
Fear caused constriction of the flow.
Doubt creates blockages.
Conflict creates diminished divergent flow.

Joy opens the flow.
Gratitude increases the flow.
Love expands the flow.
Trust directs the flow.

Where there is flow, there is giving, healing, forgiving, service and contribution.
Where there is lack of flow, there is withholding, disease, judgment, separation and self indulgence.
Life begets more life energy and enjoyment.
Blocked or limited flow begets stagnancy, toxicity, negativity, uncertainty, laziness and illness.

We can live or we can die.
We can live carefully or generously.
We can live letting go of blocks to love or live fearing life and blocking love with defenses and excuses.
We can wait until we have external guarantees of our security and well-being or we can risk living well.

Death is lack of flow.
Dying is diminished flow.
Disease is restricted flow.
Despair is neglected flow.

When we flow our energy, we are alive with natural loving, freely giving, easy creating with joy.
When we restrict our energy, we are depressed, lazy, limited, anxious, defensive, careful and shut down.
Life is for giving and our happy healthy productive and creative Being is our gift.
Dying is negative judging and fearful, restricted activity and limited creative expression.

Fearful people think about how to be safe and take care of themselves.
Happy healthy people freely create opportunities to love, serve and remember Goodness and God.

The message of many teachers is to remove (forgive) and undo all obstacles to flow.
Flow your energy by creating ways to enjoy every moment of everyday .
Remember there is no effort in doing what you enjoy, unless you yourself are judging.
The trick is to forgive yourself for learning to judge rather than to appreciate the Love You Are.

Loving you,  

Betty Lue

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

This Reminder is for all those who Nurture and Nourish Others.
This appreciation is for everyone who gives to another without expecting anything in return.
This Love is being sent to all those who put another’s interest before their own.
Mother’s Day is for those who are the space of trust and freedom where others feel seen, known and loved.

I am love ItSelf.
So are You.
I give the Love I Am.
I receive the Love I give.
Every gift of Love I give I have within myself.

The more I give, the more I have.
When I seek for anything, I am claiming I do not have.
When I seek for what I give, I am claiming I no longer have what I have given.
When I appreciate what I give, I am increasing the Love I have and the Love I give.

Love is not limited.
Love is not exclusive.
Love is not measured.
Love is not needy.

Love is ever flowing and growing.
Love is open and available for all.
Love is limitless and freely shared.
Love lacks nothing and wants nothing in return.

When the giver falsely believes it is lacking, the giver gives to get
When the giver fails to receive what is given, there is the need for reciprocation.
When the giver denies its value and the worth of its gift, the giver seeks appreciation.
When the giver fails to appreciate what it has and enjoy giving, the giver feels loss and seek fulfillment.

It is time to appreciate the giver You Are.
It is time to value your gifts.
It is time to enjoy the life you have given yourself and others.
It is time to recognize your True Self, realize the Love You Are and know Self Fulfillment.

You are the Gift that keeps on giving.
Giving Love is Your Life and Mine.
Enjoy each moment of Loving.
Appreciate the Love You Are.

I see You.
I know You.
I love You.
I AM You.
Betty Lue
 


“Our Greatest Fear”

Our greatest fear
is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light,
not our darkness,
that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
“Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented and fabulous?”
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that others won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some of us,
it is in everyone,
and as we let our own light shine
we unconsciously give other people permission
to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear
our presence automatically liberates others.
Maryann Williamson

Saturday, May 08, 2010

What is Not Love Is Always a Call for Love!

Biggest Earthquake disaster in Haiti.
Biggest Oil Spill in the Gulf.
Major flood in Tennessee.
Iceland Volcanic ash stopping air travel in Europe.
And many more signs of the Good Mother Earth calling for Love.

Are we willing to give Love to the Great Giver?
Where there is a call for love, are we willing to gladly give?
How are you celebrating Mother Earth?
How do you honor the earth’s resources and unlimited generosity?

The Mothers of all the children need nurturing and nourishment.
When there is not enough food or water, there is no milk.
When there is not enough shelter and protection, there is no safety.
When there is not enough appreciation and care taken, there is despair.

Are we willing to take care of our families?
Are we giving all mothers the opportunity to feed and shelter their young?
Are we aware of what the mother needs to care for her basic needs?
Can we meet the most basic of needs; clean water, ground for gardening and safety for all children?

The feminine energy needs appreciation and positive attention.
Within all beings is the need for safety and rest, renewal and peace.
Within you and I is a call for appropriate nutrition.
We need to nurture and nourish ourselves with the very Best we know.

Let us give thanks to the Goodness within us.
Let us appreciate the Giver that desires to be helpful.
Let us be grateful for the Healer within that offers Assurance and Love.
Let us honor the Peacemaker that seeks reconciliation and serenity for All.

God exists within us all…
In the quiet moments of rest.
In the enjoyment of natural Beauty.
In the creation of laughter and play.
In the relaxation of work well done.
In the understanding that follows prayers of Peace.

Let us love where there is Lack.
Let us love where there is forgetting.
Let us love where there is dis-ease.
Let us love where there is sorrow.
Let us love where there is need.

Loving you and all wherever there is Need now and every now moment.
Betty Lue

LOVE
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer;
No disease that enough love will not heal;
No door that enough love will not open;
No gulf that enough love will not bridge;
No wall that enough love will not throw down;
No sin that enough love will not redeem.

 It makes no difference
  how deeply seated may be the trouble,
How hopeless the outlook,
How muddled the tangle,
How great the mistake.
A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.

 If only you could love enough, you would be the happiest
and most powerful being in the world.

Emmet Fox

Friday, May 07, 2010

This Is Your Day

You will make it yours as you assume responsibility for creating it the way you choose.
You will create what you want or what you don’t want by your focused intention.
If you don’t want it to be a certain way, you may likely experience exactly what you don’t want.
If you want it to be a certain way and put your attention on what you do want, so it shall be.

The mind has a misunderstanding about negative thinking.
Where energy is placed creates that experience.
Trying not to be is just as powerful as trying to be.
It is important that you learn to focus on what you want to attract rather than on what to avoid.

Avoidance is like looking backwards and going nowhere except re-experiencing what is feared.
Spiritual attraction is choosing what is desired and seeking to find it everywhere.
The mind will find what you seek to see, believe, prove and experience.
The mind scans the realm of all possibilities and moves to see what you are thinking (believing).

Our world is a projector screen upon which you can imagine what you want to view.
You can turn off your self-made movie at any time and choose again.
You can amplify the sound or intensify the experience or modulate the volume and gentle the experience.
Practicing the mastery of your experience is key to creating the life you want.

You are the Giver.
    Give Love.
You are the Peacemaker.
    Extend Peace.
You are the Healer.
    See wholeness and Holiness.
You are the Light.
    Share only Joy.
You are the One.
    See Unity in All.

Praise The Good in You and in Others.
Give thanks for the Love you freely share.
Be happy with the happiness you find in everything.
Enjoy this Day for Being Awake, an Awakening Being.

Loving us each and all for the Gift of Now,
Betty Lue

“Our Greatest Fear”

Our greatest fear
is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light,
not our darkness,
that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
“Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented and fabulous?”
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that others won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some of us,
it is in everyone,
and as we let our own light shine
we unconsciously give other people permission
to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear
our presence automatically liberates others.
Maryann Williamson

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Appreciate the Giver

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9.
Mothers represent Love, nurturing and nourishing life.
The feminine energy symbolizes unconditional love kindness and giving.
Mother Earth provides the abundant resources we need to live fully and freely.

We are grateful for the ultimate gifts of mothering.
The energy and caring of giving birth, sheltering and protecting.
Often those who give are taken for granted.
Many times we criticize the giver and focus on the gift, rather than fully appreciate the Giver.

Do you appreciate loud and clear those who give to you?
Do you recognize when others are being thoughtful, helpful and caring?
Do you honor the Givers in the world, those for whom Giving comes naturally?
Do you remember that what you appreciate, you increase?

As we appreciate the Giver, we strengthen the Giver in ourselves.
As we are grateful for the gifts, we increase the joy for the Giving.
As we acknowledge the value of the Givingness, we encourage kindness in our world.
When we value both the Giver and the Giving, we bless the Givingness in those around us.

In a world of apparent neediness and lack, we make the mistake of focusing on what is missing.
We make the mistake of increasing neediness with our attention on it.
Takers often suck, drain and demand of givers endlessly more and more.
When we take from those who give freely, let us remember to give back with gratitude.

Thank you is so simple and easy to give.
Genuinely writing notes saying the workd, giving a hug or just fully appreciating the gift is enough.
Givers love to give, but may drained by giving to those who do not appreciate.
Givers find blessing in giving and receive the gifts they give.

It is when we appreciate the Givers in our world that we recognize how essential they are.
It is in valuing giving and the gifts that we become a Giver ourselves.
When we remember “Life is for giving And we are the Gift”, we value the Richness of the Gifts we give.
Make it a daily habit to appreciate everyone for their givingness and we will change the world.

There will always be plenty for everyone when we all are willing to Give!
LOVING US ALL AS ONE,
Betty Lue

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

How Love Works!

When we love everyone, we will fear no one.
Where we withhold our love, we feel unloved and separate.
Where we feel anger and animosity, we expect anger and upset in return.
When we attack (even with thoughts and expectations), we unconsciously become defensive and afraid.

Our work is within ourselves.
Our work is to clear our fear.
Our work is to respond with Love.
Our work is to forgive everything and everyone all the time, including ourselves.

When we love conditionally, we feel loved conditionally.
When we love with expectations, we love others based on their fulfillment of our expectations.
When we say we love someone, but only love them if and when they fit our pictures, we do not love.
When we give love to get love, we are bargaining, not loving.

Conditional love is learned in childhood.
Conditional love is based on giving what is needed and expected  to get the love and approval we want.
Conditional love always has the threat of being withheld or withdrawn.
Conditional love feels demanding and essential to our survival when we depend on another’s love.

Conditional love creates dependency and often times addictive or co dependent relationships.
When we are intermittently rewarded with another’s affection and attention, we seek more.
When we are intermittently punished and rewarded, we crave the reward and seek to please or become resistant and fearful of being punished.
These may be unhealthy and potentially destructive relationships.

When we are consistently loved, we flourish in the warmth, acceptance and appreciation.
When we are loved for being ourselves and not for what we do, we find joy in sharing our love.
When we are loved unconditionally, we grow in self awareness, self confidence and self love.
When we are love unconditionally, we become self disciplined and regulate our behaviors.

The pain of conditional love is often managed with self medications and addictions.
People numb themselves from the anxiety and despair of “never being enough” to be loved consistently.
Self approval and self love is based on whether others are loving and approving of us.
When caught in this dilemma, we fail to see the other as loving themselves conditionally.

The relationship stability and harmony is based on whether the individuals are in good moods.
Both parties seek to stabilize the resultant outcome, but are consumed with trying to manage the other’s approval or disapproval.
When one person begins to take responsibility for finding and sustaining love without fear or conditions, the relationship benefits.
When one person is consistently respectful, compassionate appreciative and loving, both parties benefit.
It only takes one to turn around the relationship b changing their own attitude of love and appreciation for themselves.

Love begins within.
Love is forgiving all judgments.
Love is erasing everything that is not loving.
Love is choosing for the highest Good for all concerned.
Love is deleting the hurts of the past and remembering the Good.
Love is consistently seeking to improve the quality of communication ane relating.
Love is listening from your heart.
Love is letting go of criticism, complaints, and emotional threats to oneself or another.
Love is seeing oneself and others with renewed respect and appreciation every day.

Loving is fun, safe and easy.
Love without conditions and you will know unlimited Love.
Betty Lue

You Are A Flower in the Garden of Life ( and so is everyone else!)
Love everyone equally and your Garden of Love with blossom with Abundant Beauty and Great Joy!

If you would grow to be your best self
Be patient, not demanding
Accepting, not condemning
Nurturing, not withholding
Self-marveling, not belittling
Gently guiding, not pushing & punishing

For you are more sensitive than you know
Mankind is tough as war
Yet delicate as flowers
We can endure agonies
But we open fully only to warmth & light
And our need to grow is fragile as a fragrance
Dispersed by storms of will
To return only when those storms are still

So accept, respect,
Attend your sensitivity

A flower
Cannot be opened
With a hammer

Anonymous

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Use Everything for Goodness Sake!

Yes, sometimes buried deep within everything is Good.
All that is not Good for all will return to the nothingness from which it came.
There is the gift of choice within every experience.
We can hang on to the painful memories or clear the fear with Love and forgiveness.

Give Love where there appears to be lack of Love.
Give forgiveness where there seems to be judgment.
Give  Peace where there seems to be conflict.
Give Joy to those who seem to live in despair.

Giving is the answer.
When we give Goodness, we strengthen the Good in ourselves.
When we give comfort, we increase assurance in ourselves.
When we give our Best, we encourage the Best in others.

Physical Life is a blessed opportunity to learn, to awaken, to remember.
Life in a body shows us where we have forgotten and lost our inner trust.
Life on this Earth is an Exploratorium where we can play victim or creator.
Life as we know it to be is a tragedy or a comedy depending on our chosen viewpoint.

It seems that many have been taught to linger in regret and guilt and shame.
It seems others have feigned power by demonstrating judgment, criticism and blame.
It seems placing ourselves above or below others in the circle of life leads nowhere.
Everyday life offers the opportunity to see we are all in this together, remembering……..

When yucky stuff happens, do you whine and complain?
When yucky stuff happens, do you suffer in silence?
When yucky stuff happens, do you look for someone to blame?
When yucky stuff happens, do you wake up and choose again?

There is a lesson, a learning, a healing, a revealing, a wakeup call in everything.
We have an opportunity to bless our mistakes, our misperceptions and to see the gifts.
We can expand our inner knowing to respond differently and to receive a blessed outcome.
We can chose to erase and forgive our judgments and fears and choose again to experience the blessing.

Some useful and effective affirmations:
(Write and say 20 times daily for at least 2 weeks.)
I forgive myself for letting anything or anyone hurt me or shut down my love (life energy).
I forgive myself for letting anything or anyone limit me, including myself.
I am Good.  I am Love.  I am unlimited.
I am created to create what is Good and Beautiful and Holy.
I easily let go of everything that is no wholly True and Loving and Good.

Loving us all as One, 

Betty Lue

Monday, May 03, 2010

Stewardship

What is a good steward?
“Caring well for what is given you to manage and utilize.”
Everything is “given” or some might say “Loaned to us to be used for good.”
My body is given to be used for Good.
My mind is a gift to be used for Good.
My talents and gifts are given to me to be used for Good.
My life is a gift to be used for healing and Holy Purposes.
When I use what is given or loaned to me in a blessed way, I have fully appreciated the Giver.

So what about working for what we have or earning the Goods in our lives?
Don’t we possess what we have earned.
Yes, in a worldly sense we do own property, but not people.
Yes, we own our own accomplishments, but not the sources of Life energy from which all things come.

When we look deeply at our lives, we are the product of all that has gone before.
We are the outcome of Love, of goodness, of the Creative Forces behind all that is.
We can take pride for how we utilize and care for what is given to us.
And we must take responsibility for how we diminish, misuse or destroy what is given to us.

To be a good steward, a good manager, a good caretaker of what is given, begins with us.
We must value, utilize and maintain impeccable care for our mind, our body, and our creative spirit.
Our responsibility is to be the best we can be and give the best we have to those around us.
Our responsibility is first to care for our selves with love, respect, appreciation and inspiration.

When we are willing and able to be fully responsible for our own life, we are prepared to inspire others.
When we are open and appreciative of all we have, we can freely give to others with joy and gratitude.
Fulfillment comes from not sacrificing or martyring ourselves and complaining about all we have given.
Fulfillment comes from contributing to others from our own fullness with enjoyment and appreciation.

Being a good steward of our body and our physical environment and things reminds us to be grateful.
Taking care of what we “own” and have reminds us of the gift of life.
If caring for our acquisitions becomes a burden or chore or is ignored, we do not value what we have.
If caring for our possessions is too much, we have too much to care for well.

Life is about finding the balance of having and giving, using and conserving, keeping and sharing.
When we flow energy and wisdom and things, we feel alive and receptive to having more to give.
When we are stuck in keeping and stockpiling and hoarding, we are living in stagnant and fearful consciousness.
Life energy works when we can easily let go of everything that we no longer need or value.

As we release, we are open to receive whatever is next.
As we cling and attach, we are closed to change and new opportunities.
Fear restricts, possesses and clings.
Loves frees and shares and releases.

May be all be good stewards of our lives by staying present in the Goodness of Now.
May we recognize that attachment is the source of our suffering.
May be freely share the best we can be for the benefit of others.
May we love life by giving what we have with joy and gratitude.

Loving all, 

Betty Lue

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Respect

What is respectful?
What is appropriate?
What is helpful?
What is kind?

Basic etiquette teaches:
Don’t interrupt.
Say please and thank you.
Listen to the designated teacher or leader.
Follow the lead to support the group energy.
Don’t be rude, disruptive or disrespectful of others.
Help people who are elderly or disabled.
Treat everyone with consideration.
Give what you can when asked to contribute.
Be helpful when you attend someone’s party or dinner.
Leave places as clean or cleaner than when you came.
Don’t distract or interfere with another’s peace.

So much of respect is simply to get out of only considering ourselves.
When focused on what agrees with my opinions and ideas, we dismiss others.
When focused on what our feelings are, we forget about others’ feelings.
When focused on what is best for our body image and health, we may neglect others health concerns.

The ego is often an immature child caught in considering only what it wants.
The ego self can be selfish, demanding, needy and greedy and only seek to get its needs met.
The ego is meant to learn to be self soothing, self satisfying, self fulfilling, and self educating.
The  ego self is called to naturally grow up and develop a sense of principles and priorities which considers others as well as itself.

When we become aware and place others’ interests as equal to our own, we mature spiritually.
The spiritually developed person considers what is highest and best, what is for the Greater Good.
As we place others’ needs in our frame of reference, we can see what will work for all concerned.
When we listen within to our inner guidance, the Voice of Spirit, our heart knows how all can win.

To fully be respectful, we will see what is respectful of everyone concerned.
To fully be respectful, we will consider how we can support health, happiness and fulfillment for all.
To fully be respectful, we will seek and find better ways to live and love and give to everyone.
To fully be respectful, we will be still and listen for the most loving truth.

Life is the canvas on which we practice remembering.
Life is the failsafe place in which we awaken to unconditional love.
Life is the classroom in which we learn to respect and accept everyone.
Life is the opportunity to live the Best and give the Best we have.

Let’s remember to remind one another to be the best we can be.
Loving you and me in our remembering,
Betty Lue