Thursday, September 30, 2010

Do You Appreciate What You Have?

When you appreciate what you have, you feel rich, prosperous and blessed.
When you judge what you have, you feel needy, lacking and unfulfilled.

Are you willing to have less in order to appreciate more?
When we have more than we can use, care for and appreciate, we diminish the value of what we have.
When we have less and just the right amount we can use, maintain and enjoy, we amplify their value.
Consider choosing to really utilize, care for and appreciate all you have.

True prosperity does not come from acquiring more.
Our riches come from valuing what we have.
Our enjoyment comes from ceasing to judge, compare and expect more.
Our abundance comes from increasing the value of what we already have.

Partners, homes, jobs, transportation, food, clothing are all places where we have forgotten to appreciate.
When we compare, condemn, feel regret, waste, hoard, we keep ourselves in a state of need and greed.
It takes very little to simply shift into appreciating the blessings and benefits of now.
In return we feel happy, prosperous, fulfilled when we fully value all we have.

Instead of being angry or offended about cleaning your home or car, how appreciating having them?
Instead of wishing your husband or children were more appreciative, how about appreciating them?
Instead of wanting a better job, how about valuing and enjoying have a place to go to work?
Instead of complaining about your weight or aches and wrinkles, how about be grateful to be alive?

To focus on what is wrong, is an unhappy and pitiful song.
To focus on what is right, fills us with strength and gladness.
With a simple twist of our attitude, an upset can turn into a laughable joke.
With the magic of the mind, we can step our of a bind into an abundant find.

Life is good.
Life is gift.
Life is worthy of our attention and appreciation.
Turn away from what you are judging not enough and see it for what it is….A gift of Good for You.

Loving you,  

Betty Lue
Dear Friend of Reunion Ministries,

You are an angel to Reunion Ministries and to me.
Your prayers, blessing and financial contributions empower the work we do together.

You are a source of inspiration and encouragement for me.
You are a mighty  and gentle force of spiritual support.
I am indebted to you for joining me in this work.
Your input and feedback are essential to keep me on target.
Spiritual leaders need a strong “truth-telling” support team.
Thank you. Betty Lue
Reunion Ministries
104 Riviera Dr.
Rio Vista, CA 94571

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Where Do You Place Your Attention?

Do you give to what you want to grow?
Do you give to those who give to you?
Do you give to what really inspires you?
Do you give to strength and goodness?

Do you pay attention to what you want to diminish?
Do you give to those who need you?
Do you give to what depresses you?
Do you give to weakness and mistakes?

Where we give our time, money, energy we are feeding and encouraging.
Where we place our focus with worry,  fear and concern we are fueling.
Where we feel sorry, regret and resentment we are attached and encouraging.
Where we feed the lack without teaching principles of healing and empowerment, we defeat our purpose.

When you want flowers to grow, feed, water and enjoy them.
When you want honesty and generosity to flourish, notice and receive with appreciation.
When you want people to be responsible, acknowledge their willingness to be responsible.
When you want support, receive and value the support you receive.

When we complain, we give areas of complaint attention and they increase.
When we worry, we are giving our fearful thoughts power and they create.
When we take for granted or ignore the good in our lives, it diminishes.
When we judge what is given, we limit the likelihood of receiving more.

If life is not meeting your expectations, visions or desires, consider changing your focus.
If you are not receiving what you really want, consider giving to yourself and others what you want.
If you are not treated with the respect and appreciation you deserve, treat yourself with respect.
If you are worried about future disaster, place your attention of the present blessings.

We can all do more to refocus our thoughts, words and actions on what we choose to increase.
We can all affirm more with affirmation and gratitude the bountiful blessings we no enjoy.
We can all choose more to live and give our love, respect and trust to those we encounter.
We can all treat ourselves and others with more consciousness and validation of our uniqueness.

I am willing to place my attention on the Good I see in you and me.
I am willing to open my heart and mind to being kind and affirming kindness in my world.
I am willing to give to what fills me with joy and inspires me to give more of Who I Am.
I am willing to be all I can be and see in others always the very best, as I release the rest.

Loving you for loving you and loving me in loving me,
Blessed be.
Betty Lue

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Release and Renew

You cannot make new choices and new commitments while hanging onto the old history.
To compare with what was recreates it in your mind.
To judge what was holds you hostage to the regret or resentment you feel.
To  feel guilt about mistakes made keeps you referencing and repeating those mistakes.

To make new, one must fully release what was.
History repeats itself simply because we hold it in our consciousness.
To remember continues its energy, impact and consequences in our body-mind.
Being vigilant to never repeat or defend against something keeps it replaying images and emotions.

Yes, backwards from what humanity teaches.—All faulty thinking!
These are mistaken beliefs!Use guilt to stop mistakes and sins.
Keep bringing up the past to stay conscious to never do it again.
Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.
When we are clear of judgment and free to choose, through exploration and experience, we learn.
Within us, there is an inner knowing about what is right and good, loving and kind.
Within us, there is seeking to discover what is highest and best for all.
When we experience people we love making mistakes in behavior or words, we question our knowing.

Children explore limits and boundaries.
Instead of experiencing natural consequences, we often impose punishments or buffer the consequences.
Instead of learning by seeing the negative results of negative choices, we may hear an authorities words distracting us from noticing what were the negative consequences. The distractions of others’ imposed judgments cause us to refer to another rather than listen within ourselves.

People are innately good.
People want to be good and do good.
People live in a world that often ignores, judges or sometimes punishes innate goodness.
People then use the external references to teach them what they should be or do.

Do you know right from wrong?
Do you know how to be helpful and how to be hurtful?
Do you see what works and what doesn’t work for you?
Do you know when someone is living in integrity and when someone is confused about their values?

Is it obvious to you when you have lost your way?
Do you have a way to find yourself back on track in alignment with your values/
Do you know how to right a wrong..forgiving and learning for yourself?
Do you have the willingness to allow others to learn from their mistakes or do you want to punish them?

To release and renew would mean creating a new relationship with yourself.
To release and renew would facilitate us all in starting again today with renewed commitments.
To release and renew would mean clearing the debris or the past and seeing what is present to build on.
To release and renew is like a breath of fresh air…choosing a better way for ourselves and for others.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Today is the day you have to begin again.
Today is the opportunity to love yourself and love others as you want to love.
Today is a gift to yourself to be shared freely with those you encounter.

Give your best today and you can rest assured that this day is Good.
Betty Lue

Monday, September 27, 2010


What is your story?
What is the view you have of your life story?
Where did you come from and why are you here?
How would you share your past, comedy, tragedy, miracle or simply your calling?

I was asked to describe my relationship with Reunion and Unity, two places I am called to serve.
When I began just moments ago, I realize the impact and true spiritual inspiration and connection I have is indescribable.
When I put words on what is a spiritual calling seems so paltry in comparison. I  chose to let it go.
I believe that words diminish the truth and make it difficult to understand.

My life is a gift.
I receive from everything I have given.
And I give in order to receive the gifts.
I am here to give.

My life is unlimited service.
I am served by everyone I serve.
I learn from everyone I teach.
I am inspired by all I inspire.

The story of my life seems so full.
I cannot possibly describe its abundance.
I live in present moment, so the past seems like a dream.
The joy of it all is found in vitality of now.

I have founded 16 holistic counseling, healing and personal growth centers and retreats in five states.
Ministered in many churches both from the pulpit and facilitating strategic planning and community service.
Volunteered to many organizations and individuals serving with abundant joy and gratitude.
Counseled and coached thousands of couples and individuals and families.
Mentored and supervised many therapists, holistic practitioners, prayer chaplains and volunteers.
Written daily these Loving Reminders and shared with now thousands around the world for almost 12 years.
Enjoyed abundant learning and teaching opportunities, always listening and following my inner voice to share the best I know.

 When you tell your stories about the past, are your reminding yourself?
When you remember your history, are you acknowledging your appreciation?
When you share your memories, are you making them more important than right now?
Are you re-living what was or fully acknowledging all that you truly are?

Simply said….my association with Unity, a church focused on practical Christianity, and Reunion, a ministry seeking to facilitate reconnection with oneself, with others and with God (Higher Power).  Both are focused on practical spiritual solutions to everyday problems. Both seek to bring people back to their inner guidance, their faith, and inner truths.  Both are designed to inspire, education and create opportunities for people to heal their past, to live with appreciation in the present and to be inspired to love, serve and remember Good.

Unity Principles made simple: 

God Is.
Thought Creates.
Align with Love.
Live It.

Reunion Precepts:

We are all spiritual beings.
All life is inter-connected.
Love is our natural state and the unifying force of creation.
Creating what is good, beautiful and whole is our calling.
Forgiveness, freedom from judgment and fear, brings healing and love.
Relationships offer conscious awareness of blocks to love and healing needs.
We are here to learn and teach what we are learning.
We respect all People and honor all Paths.
We listen within and serve the Highest Good.
Unity is a formalized institution and global ministry.
Reunion is an informal outreach serving whatever needs are presented.
They seem to support one another in their underlying purpose.
I serve as minister, counselor, teacher, coach and friend in both, being the one I am.

I am on purpose. when I love unconditionally, serve from the heart and remember God, the Good in all things.
Life is a gift in which I remember to share the Good I know.
Loving you,  

Betty Lue

Sunday, September 26, 2010


What you believe is what you perceive.
The mind searches for evidence that what you believe is true.

What you perceive in others you strengthen in yourself.
The qualities you judge in others become the predominant qualities in yourself.

Who you associate with becomes you.
Associations influence our thoughts, feelings and behavior.

As a man thinks, so he becomes.
What we think about, envision and affirm, becomes how we live.

As I spend time observing and admiring the life of Jesus, Muktananda, Buddha, St. Francis and other spiritual teachers and leaders, I find those qualities strengthened in myself.
As I spend time observing and playing with my grandchildren, I find those qualities emerging in myself.
As I step away from gossip, commercials, violent stories and programming, I am free to choose.
As I give myself quiet time and sacred space to reclaim inner peace, my life is simply fun, safe and easy.

What fills our minds becomes our experience.
What fills our lives becomes our belief.
What fills our beliefs becomes our perceptions.
What fills our perceptions becomes our reality.

We can choose to change our perceptions and our beliefs, our experience and our reality.
We can choose to step away from images that are fearful and ugly and embrace love and beauty.
We can choose to honor our innocence and stop watching violence and bad dreams.
We can choose to envision, speak and behave the goodness we want to see in our world.

Changing our choices changes our life.
Changing our attitude changes our life.
Changing our beliefs changes our life.
Changing our associations changes our life.
Changing our activities changes our life.
Changing our mind changes our life.

It is fun, safe and easy to forgive our past choices and to choose again for the best way we know.
It is helpful and kind to forgive others choices and to imagine everyone choosing for their best.
It is generous and creative to forgive past mis-creations and allow the Good within us to choose.
It is simply and effective to forgive what are defenses against the Truth and choose for Truth.

We have the power, the freedom, the right and the privilege to choose again.
Let’s do it!

Loving You, 

Betty Lue

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Change the Channel

When you don’t like what you are hearing or seeing, feeling or thinking, change the channel!
When we judge or become afraid or angry, we get stuck right where we are.
When we are judging, we lose our flexibility and creativity and forget we can choose again.
When we are stuck obsessing or perseverating on what is wrong, we fail to seek what is right.

Change the channel can mean, to simply change the voice I am listening to in my own mind.
Change the channel can mean to step away from situations that are negative or disempowering.
Change the channel can literally suggest to turn off violent and offensive programs and media.
Change the channel can teach us to stop listening to and reading what does not resonate with our Truth.

How often we have learned to pay attention to everything and everyone.
How many times have we been admonished to not bury our head in the sand.
How judging are we when someone avoids confrontation and disagreements.
How foolish do we feel when we leave the room to avoid unpleasant conversations.

It is time to stop the madness.
Step away from gossip.
Ignore insane behavior and focus on what is Kind.
Suspend reading trash talk or violent stories.

Children often have nightmares after they see violence or hear scary stories.
This can be a clue that we too must stop filling our minds which what scares us.
Consider not watching, reading or listening to stories of darkness and danger.
Consider changing your mind about situations that you have been judging.
Consider stepping away from fights and angry confrontations.
Consider not participating in negative talk about anyone.
Consider learning to change what you are saying, when it does not feel helpful.
Consider breathing through your judgments, until you find something kind to say.
Consider giving yourself a break from TV shows that depress you.
Consider looking for only those interactions and activities that inspire and energize you.
Consider loving yourself really well with all things good and healthy and helpful.

You deserve to change the channels in your life to find and live a better  and blessed way.
Loving you, 

Betty Lue

Friday, September 24, 2010

Clear the Fear

Pay attention to what is working for you.
Appreciate all you have achieved.
Focus on the Love that you extend to others.
Stop scaring yourself with negative obsessions.

When you hear a tragic story, send words of comfort.
When you see something negative, reward what is positive.
When you make a mistake, appreciate all the ways you easily correct yourself.
When there is a physical problem, trust your body is always moving toward wellness.

When we frighten ourselves with scary thinking, we must choose to return to love.
When we allow media, gossip and past experiences to focus on danger, we must activate our focus on fun.
When we believe the hype and hysterical reactions of the fearful, we must forgive and choose again.
When we are caught in the frenzy of reacting with panic and fear, we must calm ourselves with peace.

Peace calms mind and body.
Peace reduces distress.
Peace opens the mind to creative solutions.
Peace gives us the opportunity to be conscious and able to respond.

When we scare ourselves, both mind and body contract.
When we contract with fear, anxiety and worry, we diminish the flow of good.
When we diminish the flow of life energy, we disable ourselves in thinking, speaking and acting.
When we shut down, we feel weak, powerless and dependent.

When we feel incapable and dependent, we seek outside authority or experts.
When we seek outside ourselves, we must choose those whom we trust.
When we trust and believe, we can release stress with peace and comfort and reassurance.
And once again, we can open the flow to feel creative and capable and resilient.

Whatever you need to find a place of peace and assurance, seek it.
For when our stress is diminished, creative solutions are realized.
When stress is lessened, the immune system is strengthened.
When we are at peace, we relate to others with forgiveness, compassion and gentle communication.

Life challenges us to clear the fear and return to Love.
Life gives us the opportunity to release ourselves from the grip of sensationalism in media.
Life promotes choosing between going along with the crowd or choosing a higher perspective.
Life invites us to honor our inner knowing and open the flow to Goodness, Love and wholeness.

Clear the fear and you will see all you can appreciate, love and amplify for the Good of All.
Loving You, 

Betty Lue

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What Is Important?

How do you waste your time and energy on situations that don’t really matter?

Do you gossip on the phone which your child or spouse wait to talk to you?
Do you watch a TV program rather than help you child with homework?
Do you spend time on Facebook or twitter when you need to converse with your family?
Do you fall asleep on the couch when you could be playing a game or taking a walk?

Do you worry about what others think of you, when you need to do your own spiritual work?
Do you shop and buy what you don’t need, when your bank account is withdrawn and you are in debt?
Do you eat dessert and snack when you complain about how heavy you are
Do you judge others behavior and looks, and avoid taking care of your body and behavior?

Do you talk endlessly about friends and family, stars and politicians but fail to deal with your own life?
Do you distract yourself from handling your bills, your relationships and your inner work?
Do you avoid balancing your checkbook, sticking with a budget, preparing and eating healthy?
Do you complain and whine, but forget to appreciate and encourage yourself and others?

Do you say thank you to yourself and others for all the ways you are served?
Do you truly appreciate the life you have created?
Do you remember to tell those around you everyday you love them?
Do you spend time at the gym focused on your body, but forget about your connection with others?

Do you know what you really want for your life and create it  for the benefit of yourself and others/
Do you remember to prioritize your values, your goals and live your ideal daily?
Do you manage your time and money like it was worth something?
Do you give generously to those that give to you?

Do you speak words that are sincere, generous, positive and encouraging to all?
Do you treat your family with the same courtesy that you would an admired person or honored guest?
Do you give everyone the best you have and step away when you cannot give to fill yourself up?
Do you know how to stop yourself from doing harm with your words, your thoughts and actions?

Do you really believe that criticism, yelling and getting angry is helpful to change others behavior?
Do you honestly think you can cover your errors with blame and playing nice?
Do you know how to apologize sincerely and make amends for your ignorance and self indulgence?
Do you respect other’s time, money, energy, preferences and space and stop interfering?

Do you understand each one of us has our own unique life journey and we learn from our experiences?
Do you step back and live your life the best way you know and cease telling others what to do?
Do you know the meaning of support and being truly helpful by honoring anothers’ request?
Do you spend time listening within to yourself first, before moving forward on impulse?

What is important to you may be totally petty to me and vice versa.
We cannot understand anyone else except to accept their choices and love them.
To Love is to trust their learning process.  To allow and free others, frees us to be.
Clarify what matters to you and respect it by living in integrity.

Loving you, 

Betty Lue

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

LOVE IS FREEDOMThe 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 TRUSTThe 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

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Who Are You?

Yes, you have a body, emotions, thoughts and a personality.
Yes, You have gifts and talents, wisdom and knowledge.
Yes, you have a name, a history and a family lineage.
Yes, you are a composite of all that you have experienced, seen and believed.

You appear to be a unique combination of everything that makes you YOU!
Yet, beneath the appearance of you perhaps is the Essence of You.
In this there is power and Presence, Love and intrinsic Joy.
In this there is a connection with All That Is.

Some are here in body to have fun.
Some are here to explore.
Some are here to get healing.
Some to forgive the past.
Some to help others.
Some to serve.
Some to remember.
Some to Love.

We are fulfilling our function simply by showing up.
We receive the value of our being here by paying attention.
We share our awareness of our experiences by telling our truth.
We move on to the next phase of our soul’s development by letting go…with gratitude.

Sometimes we get stuck in labels and diagnoses.
Sometimes we are caught in others’ projections.
Sometimes we get attached to our healing assignments.
Some may find themselves obsessing on self judgment, comparison and evaluation.

When we return to fully loving ourselves as we are, we are free.
In freedom, we learn to trust our inner voice.
In freedom, we find the joy of a fun, safe and easy life.
In freedom, we become conscious, responsible and at choice.

Who are you?
You are beautifully and wonderfully made vehicle with love as your fuel, Good as your navigation system, and Joy as your destination.
Life is your opportunity to travel anywhere, visit anyone and come back home whenever you want.
Loving yourself and appreciating your choices and your creations is the quickest way to take full responsibility, forgive and correct your mistakes and fully enjoy the journey.

I am loving you and me as one!
Betty Lue

From Louise Hay ©1988

How To Love Yourself
1. STOP ALL CRITICISMCriticism 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.
DON’T SCARE YOURSELFStop 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 AND KIND AND PATIENTBe 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.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Love Heals

Hurt, wounded, depressed, afraid, lost, uncertain, angry?
Love Heals.

To heal we must reveal to ourselves where love is needed.
To heal we must first become aware and acknowledge where we are hurting.
To heal we must stop using guilt and blame to constantly restimulate the pain.
To heal we must remember first, last and always, enough Real Love will heal.

Healing is not curing or fixing.
Healing is not defending or convincing.
Healing is not overcoming or sublimating.
Healing is letting go of the image of our brokenness.

Awareness reveals where we are blocked, stuck or withholding Love.
Awareness is the first step to taking responsibility for the healing.
Awareness is coming to a conscious understanding that we have participated in the experience.
Awareness is the consciousness to see we can undo what is not true.

Acknowledgment is confessing our part.
Acknowledgement is seeing what is without exaggeration or cover-up.
Acknowledgment is telling the truth without deception or judgment.
Acknowledgment is the willingness to state the facts without adding anything.

Allowance is forgiving our judgments and fear.
Allowance is letting go of the blocks to love.
Allowance is our willingness to stop picking the scab as we heal.
Allowance is to cease attacking ourselves or others.

When we are free of self made torture, fear and pain, we must listen quietly to the voice of Love.
How can I respond with Love?
How can I make amends?
How can I give what is needed?
How can I fully Love again?

As we listen within and affirm what is and has always been in our hearts waiting to be heard, we can step forward and say YES!
I will listen only to the voice for Love.
I will honor only that which is best for everyone.
I will give the best in me to be trusting, patient, kind and appreciative.
I will Love me and Love You.

You see, life is about remembering to love….no matter what.
Life offers quizzes on what we have learned about letting go of fear and choosing to love again.
Life is a self made learning laboratory with lots of practice in Loving and seeing the Power of Love.
The only mistake we ever make is when we forget to Love.

Loving you, 

Betty Lue

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

Monday, September 20, 2010

How Do You Appreciate?

Do you value your life?
Do you extend gratitude for the services you receive?
Do you share your appreciation with others?
Do you remember that your thanks are of value?

Have you wondered why services in this world are inconsistent?
Perhaps it is because we neglect to appreciate?
Have you asked yourself why partners and family members seem resentful?
Perhaps you have failed to fully express your gratitude?

Have you asked yourself why things are good and then go bad?
Perhaps it is because you hesitate to appreciate in the moment?
Have you noticed that there is often unhappiness around you?
Perhaps it is because you forgot to smile and extend your joy?

Have you observed that you get more positive attention from others than your own family?
Perhaps it is because you show up more appreciative, friendly and helpful to others?
Have you seen more disrespect in workplace and home than years ago?
Perhaps it is because we all need to become more obviously respectful of everyone all the time?

Life is not a given.
We are not victims of conditions, familiarity or relationships.
We can improve the quality of life for everyone, including ourselves.
We need to simply wake up and show up to give the best we have to everyone.

Life is our projector screen on which we can immediately see the results of our choices.
Life is the place in which we can choose to give what we want or take what we can get.
Life is the opportunity to create goodness and blessings everyone or receive what is available.
Life is a gift where we can appreciate what we value and forgive the rest, letting it go with blessing.

Become a happy appreciator of all that is good, beautiful and holy.
Become the one who transforms all relationships with your smile, your thanks, your genuine caring.
Become the person you want to be with everyone you meet.
Your choices become your voice, your way of making a positive difference in your world.

Know you are the One.
Know you can make the change you want to see.
Know your gifts are magnified every time you appreciate others.
Know you are a blessing that blesses this world with Love.

Loving you,  

Betty Lue

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Autumn Equinox = September 22-23

What does autumn mean to you?
How do you make the transition from one season to the next?
Are you aware of the change of weather, the smells, the light?
Can you feel in your body, mind and spirit what nature is showing us?

As we shift from the summer to the fall, the light decreases every day.
As we move into the autumn, leaves change their color and fall to the ground.
As we allow ourselves to adjust to the ever-changing landscape of nature, we must let go.
Letting go of what was and moving with what is.

Balancing our daily schedules to include time for letting go and reflection.
It is essential that we forgive the past and live in the present with gratitude.
It is a gift to ourselves to appreciate who we are and how much we have learned.
It is a blessing to our world and those around us to honor the earth and its bounty.

Often we take the essentials of this life for granted and forget to be grateful.
We spend so much energy on achieving, defending, fixing and controlling that we may lose sight of enjoying.
We may find ourselves struggling and working to manage the complexity of everyday life.
We often neglect the very purpose for which we are here on this earth.

Take time today to take a drive into the countryside.
Walk in a park or forest or on the beach.
Honor the sun’s rise and setting by gazing from your window with enjoyment.
Plant a flower or a tree, touch the earth and feel the wind and sun on your face.

Every time we give a moment of respectful appreciation to the natural riches we have inherited, we offer our blessing of gratitude.
What we respect, we value and appreciate.
What we value and appreciate, we generate an increase and expansion.
Our worldly paradise deserves our positive attention.

Clean up trash and litter.
Recycle and only use what is needed.
Eliminate unnecessary spending and consumption.
Use wisely and well what you have and share the rest with those who have need.

To be good stewards of our earthly home is to do harm to nothing.
To be good stewards is to create only that which is beneficial to all.
To be good stewards of time, energy and resources is to give our very best to everyone.
To be good stewards is to trust, honor and respect our inner Goodness.

Bless us all everyone as One,
Betty Lue

Twelve Daily Steps To Optimistic Living1. 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.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Creating What You Want

Yesterday I was creating the Lake House and Hermitage Retreat Houses the way I want.
Finishing touches of beauty, cleanliness and order were called for.
Giving every guest the experience I want to have for myself.
I create spaces into which I could welcome anyone with joy.

I would ask us all to treat others as we wish to be treated.
If you honor, respect and love yourself, you will give yourself the very best for you.
If you disrespect, devalue and don’t care about you, you may not care about your needs.
It may be time to give yourself the beauty, order and cleanliness you really desire.

Imagine a most honored guest in your home or workplace.
Imagine someone whom you admire and wish to please.
Imagine giving your very best to someone you cherish.
Imagine loving someone so well that they remember to love themselves.

This is the way you are called to create your world.
Create beauty for yourself to remember the beauty within you.
Create order to feel organized, clear and focused.
Create cleanliness to represent a life clear of debris and clutter.

When I create my home, office space, healing and counseling centers and retreats, I envision wanting to offer a space where everyone who enters (including myself) feels energized and awakened, peaceful and creative, happy and fulfilled.
I envision a space of freedom and trust, where we remember love and renew our whole essence.
I envision a place with few distractions and multiple opportunities to give ourselves what we need.
I create the opportunity to inspire ourselves to live our potential and actualize our calling.

In the world, this calls for work.
Making everything clean and new.
Surrounding myself with color and natural beauty.
Providing fresh water, clean air and a quiet place to rest and center one’s energy.

Yes, I make beds with fresh linens, wash windows and floors.
Yes, I put art on the walls and feng shui the bagua.
Yes, I fill the rooms with love and light.
Yes, I love to create, beauty, order and cleanliness.

I simply love what I create and create what I love.

I love you in your creations, too.
Betty Lue

Thursday, September 16, 2010

How Can Life Be Fun, Safe and Easy?

Life is fun when you are choosing fun people, activities, work and environments.
Life is safe when you stop judging (attacking) anyone or anything.
Life is easy when you choose peace and flow around all obstacles easily.

When we believe life is difficult, it is.
When we think life may be harmful, we see and experience it that way.
When we have learned life is serious, we have little fun.
How we experience life is determined by our learned beliefs and predisposed ideas about it.

So what does it take to lighten up?Look for the light, the sun, the joy, the bright side of things.
Create fun adventures and enjoy playing.
Relate to happy people and find ways to enjoy everyday.

What do you need to feel safe?Stop attacking, judging, criticizing anyone, including yourself.
Attack begets counter attack.
Be a safe place for yourself and others by practicing forgiveness, acceptance and appreciation.

What can you do to have a life of ease and inner peace?Be come more flexible and resilient.
Whatever obstacles may come your way, easily move around them.
Follow the path of least resistance by not resisting others choices.

Life can also be simple.Think simply by staying focused and undistracted in what you are doing or saying.
Step away from arguing, comparing, evaluating and judging and simply feel grateful.
Allow yourself the luxury of doing nothing and simply enjoy the moment just as it is.

The complications, seriousness, difficulties and dangers in life come from how we think.
Choose to let go of detours, delays, distractions and distrust.
Choose to be fully awake, aware, affirming, accepting and appreciative.
Practice positive thinking with the awareness that all thoughts create.

Thoughts create our beliefs.Thoughts create our experiences.
Thoughts generate our emotions.
Thoughts cause our problems and attitudes.

Thoughts can likewise clear false beliefs and untruths.
Thoughts can create our visions and desires.
Thoughts can bring happy and fulfilled feelings.
Thoughts can offer creative solutions and confident achievements.

Choose today life as you wish it to be for YOu.
Loving You,  

Betty Lue

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Simple Helpful Reminders

All criticism is about the critic.If it is helpful to you in hearing it, let it benefit you.
If not helpful, let it go quickly with blessings of gratitude.

Everything is an excuse to be in relationship.
The purpose of all relationships is to heal ourselves.
To heal ourselves is to be at peace and on purpose in our lives.

All upsets are past similars.When we are upset by anyone or anything, it represents an unhealed place in our past. (early childhood)
When we are willing to forgive everything and everyone including ourselves, we have no upsets.

We are here to be truly helpful.We are born into our family system to be a healing and helpful presence.
When we allow others unhealed stuff to wound us, we forget we are here to Love.

Life is for giving.When we are giving the best we have, we feel whole, happy and free.
When we withhold the Love within us, we feel lacking, hurting and limited.

Changing our minds is our most powerful tool.
To respect is to see things differently, for what they are…not our emotional interpretation of them.
When we focus solely on what is before us, without judgment, we can respond creatively and effectively.

Love is our natural state.We were created by Love, as Love for the purpose of Loving.
The only mistake we ever make is when we forget to Love.

Where there is a lack of Love is always a call for Love.When receiving Love, be receptive and appreciative.
Where there is anger, fear, separateness, guilt and blame, we are being called to Love.

To be responsible is to be able to respond with Love.When we take impeccable care of ourselves, we are able to respond with truth, trust and respect.
When we are needy and lack in self love, we react from a place of lack, unable to be responsible.

Love is the answer, whatever the question.Trust will settle every problem now.
Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
There is nothing to do.

To create a safe space in which someone can be known is the key to unconditional Love.Undoing defenses, miscommunication and distrust will encourage openness, honesty and appreciation.
Be willing to drop all judgments, misperceptions and withheld resentment and you will be a safe space.

Loving us all as we remember to let go and Love again,
Betty Lue

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stuck or Flowing?

Judgment creates stuckness.
Forgiveness creates flow.

Are you afraid, angry, upset or regretful about something in your past?
The leftovers of our past block the flow of creativity and productivity in the present.Are you holding onto past upsets, because you believe it will prevent future mistakes?
Holding on to what was prevents moving onto what you seek.We may have learned that remembering our errors help us never to repeat them.
What we hold in our consciousness, we are likely to repeat.
What we hold in our memories against another, they are more likely to repeat.
It is through forgiveness here that we release the stuckness, let go and open the flow of Love.

Love is creativity.
Love is new beginnings.
Love respects what is here and now.
Love is genuine, present and whole.

When we are waiting for something or someone, we are usually waiting for ourselves to let go.
When we are holding heaviness or excess weight or heavy memories, we are waiting to forgive.
When we are still holding on to what was, we have no room to behold what is.
To wait and delay is to neglect our flow and creative and growthful movement.

To open the flow is healing.
To open the flow is creative.
To open the flow is loving.
To open the flow is Good for all.

Stop waiting and hesitating.
Why not, DO IT NOW?

Whatever we are called to do, to get us going in the right direction, Do it Now!
Whatever we can do to release past pain, clear it now with forgiveness and blessings.
Whomever we still are holding with guilt and blame, release it now and move on to happiness.
However we have held our dreams hostage in the prison of our laziness and fear, move forward Now.

There is no time like the present.
What we conceive and believe, we can achieve.
Wherever we doubt and condemn, we hold back and live in regret.
Now is the time to begin, with vision, faith, desire, commitment and action.

Let’s do it Now!
Betty Lue

You Are 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


Monday, September 13, 2010

When You Don’t Know…..

When you don’t know, do you seek information?
When you don’t know what to do, do you ask for guidance?
When you don’t know how to do something, do you get someone to show you?
When you don’t know where you are going, do you ask for directions?

Are you afraid to acknowledge that you don’t know?
Do you pretend to be wise, when you are uncertain?
Do you sound sure of yourself, when you are afraid?
Do you look secure and act defensive, when you don’t want others’ input?

Where do you go for help?
What criteria do you use for expert advice?
Who do you trust with your doubt and uncertainty?
How do you assess what is wise and good for you?

 I look for reliability and consistency.
I seek information that has credibility over time.
I ask for help from those who lives are successful and happy.
I open to those who are truly helpful rather than critical.

 When I want spiritual guidance, I choose to go within.
I prefer to hear within myself what is highest and best for me.
I am not called to books or teachings that fit for others.
I am drawn to those beings who have demonstrated a life that is good, helpful and genuinely caring.

Over my lifetime, I have studied many paths and been with many teachers and their teachings.
It has been true for me that my path (any yours) is unique to me.
My work is to honor my own uniqueness and trust in the guidance within me.
My calling has been listen within for answers to every question with trust and freedom.

I value inner guidance, more than opinions.
I value higher wisdom more than advice.
I value inspiration and creativity more than caution and conformity.
I value my inner Truth more than outer certainty.
Listen to what works for you.
Look at whom you trust.
Observe what works and does not work for you.
Choose what is highest and best for all concerned.

Loving and honoring you and your way,
Betty Lue

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Who Do You Admire?

Who Do You Admire?

What you perceive in others, you strengthen in yourself.
When you admire someone, you look at their strengths.
When you admire, you see the qualities you value.
When you admire, you appreciate what you see.

Admiration creates more of the same, in you and in the other.
Admiration begets more of those qualities we value in ourselves.
Clarify who and what you admire to strengthen those qualities in yourself.
Appreciate fully those who have the qualities you want to strengthen.

Who Do you Criticize?

What you perceive in them, you strengthen in yourself.
When you criticize someone, you look at their weakness.
When you criticize, you see qualities you devalue.
When you criticize, you give attention to what don’t want in yourself.

Criticism creates more of the same, in the other and in you.
Criticism begets more of those qualities in ourselves.
Clarify who and what qualities you seek to eliminate in yourself.
Ignore what you seek to eliminate and focus on what you want to strengthen.

Forgive yourself for using criticism and judgment as a tool to change yourself and others.
Forgive your misunderstanding how attention amplifies and creates more of the same.
Forgive our society for focusing on what is wrong, sick, difficult and dangerous.
Forgive our human unconsciousness for using ineffective tools in our faulty attempt to improve.

Positive begets positive.
Admiration inspires more to admire.
Forgiveness focuses on letting go and undoing.
Building on our strengths releases what is weak and ineffective.

The Why Wait Group I have just begun via email is ready to focus on “Going for It!”
Who do you admire?
What do you appreciate?
What are your strengths?
How do you appreciate yourself?
It is fun, safe and easy to appreciate and admire yourself and  your many strengths, gifts and talents!
Betty Lue

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Anniversary Reminders

What can we do on this day and everyday to make a positive difference?
What can I do to create a better world for future generations?
How can I respond to those around me in a way which promotes Peace, Prosperity and Good Will?
What is my part in the bigger scheme of things to bring more Love, Goodness and Beauty?

Everyday in history there has been war, violence, poverty, hunger, illness and disaster somewhere.
Everyday on earth there is someone somewhere who needs helps and prayer, comfort and love.
Everyday in this physical life there are those who come into our presence or our minds who need us.
Everyday we have an opportunity to make a difference right where we are.

So why not today?
Why not give the best we have today?
Why not love the ones we are with today?
Why not remember to love others as we seek to be loved today?

What does it take to remind us of our Highest Calling?
Do we need disaster and death, demands and threats, tears and fears to remember to Love?
Do we need to be awakened from our complacency, denial and comfortable lethargy to  respond?
Do we need to continuously worry, dramatize and emote to get our own attention?

Perhaps we are simply being called to remember.
Remember to Love.
Remember to trust.
Remember to forgive.
Remember to give.
Remember to be grateful.
Remember to be happy.
Remember to be inspiring.
Remember to create beauty.
Remember to celebrate Goodness.
Yes and…..
Remember to feed the hungry and teach them to plant crops and feed themselves.
Remember to comfort the suffering and show them how to stop the suffering.
Remember to educate the ignorant and teach them to become teachers.
Remember to inspire and motivate those who have given up on life.
Remember to forgive those who quit and love them anyway.

This is a time of remembering.
What we remember is our choice.
Remember what inspires rather than depresses you.
Remember what motivates rather than scares you.
Remember what encourages the best rather than causes you to withhold.

You are making a difference today.
Betty Lue 

Friday, September 10, 2010


These Loving Reminders now are sent to thousands of folks around the world.
Over the years, I have come to realize, everyone comes from the same Source.
We all have different beliefs, lifestyles, bodies, histories and relationships.
The value of accepting all the different perspectives is that we gain a bigger view.

Accepting ourselves just as we are is key to accepting others as they are.
Trusting ourselves in our choices is key to trusting others in their choices.
Respecting our differences is key to accepting everyone’s differences.
Believing in our right to explore, believe in and choose what we want is key to accepting others rights.

Acceptance clears fear.
Acceptance makes our relationships easier.
Acceptance brings peace.
Acceptance feels safe for everyone.
Acceptance allows honesty.
Acceptance increases healing.
Acceptance brings connection.
Acceptance offers forgiveness.
Acceptance sees what is real.
Acceptance brings more problem-solving.
Acceptance yields expansive thinking.
Acceptance is freeing.
Acceptance offers true happiness and appreciation.

Consider the possibility:
Judgment generates fear.
Comparison make relationships harder.
Criticism begets anger and war.
Judgment causes feelings of fear and lack of safety.
Evaluation causes withholding and deception.
Etc. Etc. Etc.
Judgment, intolerance, fear, disrespect, inconsideration create everything we do not want.

We can free ourselves by accepting ourselves as we are.
Let go of judging your judgments.
Let go of judging others’ intolerance.
Let go of being afraid of differences.

Let go and accept what is.
In a world of apparent intolerance, you will begin to see how you are making a difference, by seeing and accepting what is.  Beneath the upset, and lack of acceptance is always the call for love. And the release of fear.

Let us forgive our fear and accept ourselves as we are.
In our acceptance, fear is cleared, healing occurs and love is remembered.
Blessings of acceptance and love,  

Betty Lue

Thursday, September 09, 2010

World Day of Prayer

What is a prayer but a positive thought?
What is a prayer but an opportunity to remember our thoughts create?
What is a prayer but a way to remember to be responsible?
What is a prayer, but an opportunity to be grateful and value what is valuable?

We each have our own unique belief in what is and what is not.
We each have our own way to affirm, to claim, to give thanks.
We each believe in something, whether unseen or seen and known.
We each have a way we connect with something greater than ourselves.

In our own unique and private prayers, we are creating a script, a desired picture for our lives.
With our positive thoughts, words and activities we can be a living prayer for peace and prosperity.
With our conscious visions, we can build a world in which we encourage everyone’s happiness.
With our open-mindedness and appreciation, we foster what is Good for all.

There is always choice.
We have the choice to do nothing.
We have the choice to complain and blame.
We have the choice to feel sorry for ourselves and live in regret.
We have the choice to deny others and acquire for ourselves.
We have the choice to hold resentment and get even.
We have the choice to look for and generate fights and wars.
We have the choice to treat some special good and others special bad.
We have the choice to forgive and choose again.
We have the choice to live in the past.
We have the choice to create a brighter future.
We have the choice to appreciate what we have and who we are right now.

Choose the prayer, the position, the place in which you want to contribute.
Recognize you are contributing, creating and building the world in which you live.
Be responsible for all your thoughts, words and actions and know you are teaching.
Clear the fear when you see it is not what you wish to have in your life and in your world.

Remember you are making a difference.
May my prayer be one in which all prosper with health, happiness and peace.
Blessed be,
Betty Lue
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

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

What Holds You Back?

What is keeping you from being, doing and giving your All?
What is the heaviness, disability, pain or excuse you are using to stop yourself?
What is your reason for not forgiving, forgetting and undoing old regrets and resentments?
What are the stories you keep retelling to stay stuck in the unhealed stuff of your family?

Are you willing to heal what is not real but a ghost you hold in your mind?
Are you willing to stop allowing your body to be your truth teller, leader and guide?
Are you open to revealing what unconscious wounds you have allowed to hold you stuck in pain?
Are you ready to let the Real You heal You and lead you to full Self realization and actualization?

I Am.
The I Am in me and you is calling to emerge from the excuses and resistance of past programming.
The I Am in us must trust there is a higher and better way to be to set us free to live our Ideal.
The waiting will end when we become aware of what and whom we are waiting for.

Awareness with Peace and non judgment is healing.
To reveal is to heal.
When we allow unconscious thoughts, feelings, beliefs, upsets  and unhealed memories to hold us hostage, in our bodies and our emotional beliefs, we feel victimized, helpless and stuck.
When we are willing to wake up, to realize our limitlessness, to trust in our freedom and to love ourselves well, we will release what is unconscious and claim our potential and our power.

Now is the time to recognize what you are allowing to hold you back, and set yourself free.
Now you can open your mind to see how you are neglecting the Goodness and Greatness within.
Now you can choose to undo everything that is not true except in your self-made faulty thinking.
Now you can stop telling yourself the stories and myriad of excuses why you cannot do and be……

Each of us has our own area of complaint…or what isn’t fair….or what holds us back.
Each of us has our own belief in our “humanness” and human limitations.
Each of us has a way we seek to belong, to fit in, to do what our parents did and to believe societal norms.
Each of us has unconsciously gone along to get along with friends, family, partners, employers.

We have used illness to be our excuse for taking time off when we are tired.
We have used disability as our excuse for not working when we don’t like our job.
We have used weight as our excuse to slow down or sit and wait for something or someone.
We have used lack of money, education, experience as our reason for not stepping up to what we desire.

Excuses, logic, justifications, explanations cover a myriad of choices we have made unconsciously.
Most of us have a litany of reasons why we are not doing what we want to do, masking our unhappiness.
We often have allowed our bodies, our parents, respected authorities to tell us what we can do.
We sometimes have claimed our limitation and lack is real and we cannot choose to go for it……

Inviting us all to take a new look at the possibilities that we are the ones limiting ourselves.
Inviting us to use our current areas of complaint or excuse as an area of spiritual challenge or practice.
Inviting you to join with me to become more aware and dare to challenge what is an invitation to freedom.
Inviting us to participate in setting ourselves free as an act of great Love for all to see and be.

Loving you and loving me,
Betty Lue

Are you interested in a newly forming “Why Wait? Group via email?I am working on my own letting go of excess “waiting=weighting”.
From day one, I have had many new realizations of its origin.
I know it is only with deepening inner awareness that  miracles occur naturally.
Love is remembering we are unlimited and free.

“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

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

What Is Best for You?

How do you know what is best for you?
Observation: Notice what works and feels true, right and good to you.
Experience: Notice what supports you feeling whole and happy and free.
Consequences: Notice what occurs naturally afterwards-inner peace, well-being, fulfilled.
There is no teacher like life itself.
Be present, in the Now, with no clouds of judgment, fatigue, fear or drugs to distort your awareness.
Pay attention to reactions for mind, body and inner voice for feedback.
Notice how you feel about your choices afterwards, even days later.

Tell yourself the truth without covering or distortion.
Be real about what you are choosing to see what really works for you.
Take everything into consideration, including others needs and fiscal and environmental considerations.  

Be aware that we are all a part of everything and so we have responsibility to do no harm.

Some questions to consider:
Are my choices teaching others healthy values?
Are my choices doing harm to anyone or anything?
Are my choices supporting my life purpose, mission and my goals?
Am I living what I truly value or covering my lack of integrity with distraction?

We teach by our example, with everything we think and say and do.
What is best for us must be good for others or it will not be Good for us.
When we are truly supporting our highest and best self with how we use our time, energy and resources, we are choosing what is best.
When we live consciously, we are not distracted by temporary pleasures, expenditures, addictions or habits.

There is some element of lingering guilt, regret and shame when we are not living our best.
When we are setting aside our highest values and choosing less than the best, we lose self worth.
When we are living a lie by teaching something and ignoring our teaching, we are out of integrity.
When we are not giving ourselves and others the best we have, we feel unhappy and unfulfilled.

To choose to live at our best everyday is inspiring to ourselves as well as to others.
To choose the high way provides freedom of choice, clarity of vision and abundance of joy.
To give ourselves the best high octane fuel for life sustains a lifestyle that enhances everyone.
To inspire ourselves daily with how we live and love and give invites vitality, enthusiasm and fulfillment.

Stop and look at your choices:What thoughts do you engage in thinking?
What food do you put in your body?
What words to you speak to yourself and to others?
What actions to you take on a daily basis?
Are you wasting time, money or energy on useless, negative or destructive things?
Are you engaging in relationships, work and recreation, or creations that are helpful and enhancing?
Are you primarily focused on what works and quickly releasing thoughts that fatigue you?

You are the chooser.
Be wise in choosing what is good for you.
What is Good for you is Good for others.

Loving you, 
Betty Lue

Ten Keys to Health & Vitality

NUTRITIONIngest the best and forget the rest.  Take into your body, mind and spirit only that which supports, sustains and inspires the BEST in you.

MOVEMENTLife is flow. To move with the flow is healthy. To resist is stressful. Move with the natural inner movement physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, etc.

BREATHTo breathe in (inhale) fully life energy, Spirit, Prana, inspiration, is to expand our awareness to open to an enlightened mind.  To exhale fully is to truly release what is no longer needed.

TOUCHReaching out with Love and respect for each other opens our bodies and beings to trust in the gentleness we all deserve to experience.

THOUGHTChoose for those thoughts which heal and free you to be unlimited in health and wholeness. Forgive (erase) the beliefs which are limiting or false.

ATTITUDECarry with you an attitude of gratitude and love for yourself and others.  Allow yourself to see all things work together for good.

BALANCEModeration in all things will bring your life into harmony.  As we give ourselves what is really best for us, the extremes are gently released.

HEALTHWhat you perceive in others and the world you strengthen in your Self.  Focus on illness, disease and weakness and you actually weaken yourself.  See only health and wholeness and you move yourself in the direction you are looking.

PURITYTo clear out toxins and purify the system requires a willingness to eliminate toxic thoughts, activities, relationships as well as foods from your system.  Flushing the system clean is aided with water, fresh air, gentle movement and forgiveness.

RESTTo rest and relax your mind and body are invaluable to being refreshed and revitalized. Each person has unique methods of relaxation - meditation, music, being in nature, focused simple activity.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Rules for Fun, Safe and Easy Living

Know where you are going.To have a destination provides a north star.
When the destination is worldly, you will be limited by the world of form and function.
When the destination is spiritual, you will be lifted into an expansive view of infinite possibility.

Know where you are.To achieve your destination, your compass must lead from where you are to where you are going.
When we neglect to be honest about our current state, (lost, confused, limited, etc.), we are misguided.
Each individual is where he is not by chance, but by choice>
When we recognize our responsibility in where we are, we can quickly and easily choose again.

Know who to ask for directions.Be aware that others will respond to your request for help from their own position.
No one can truly understand how to direct you except from their own place of awareness.
When requesting help, ask within for the one most able to walk with you for a while.

Choose the most enjoyable route.
Some like adventure.
Some prefer mystery.
Some look for comfort.
Choose the path that offers the qualities of life you will most enjoy.
Life is our learning laboratory.
It sometimes offers challenges and obstacles.
It sometimes provides entertainment and pleasures.
You can make your life be whatever you prefer simply by choosing consciously your perspective.

Since I prefer to be happy, I have chosen fun, safe and easy living.
When it does not appear to be the way I have chosen, I simply change my mind.
To forgive any mistakes quickly and easily gives me plenty of opportunity to learn.
When I am a happy and willing learner, my path is fun, safe and easy.

Extra tips to consider:Stop complaining.It leads nowhere except to feel bad and get you more stuck.

Stop worrying.It limits your ability to enjoy and learn from life.

Stop judging.It closes your mind to seeing the Good in what is before you.

Stop comparing.It blinds you to the perfection of your own life’s journey.

I am loving you with trust and freedom in our own unique Life’s sacred journey.
Betty Lue

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Let Life Work for You!

Life can be a gift or a curse….
It depends on how you use it or let it use you.
Life can be a great mystery or a clear reflection……
It depends on how you perceive it with fear or with value.

Victims fear life.
They defend against possible occurrences.
They try to control their circumstances.
They judge all things as good or bad.

Creators love life.
They use infinite possibility as their creative tools.
They explore and enjoy the variety of outcomes.
They enjoy all things and learn from everything.

Life shows us our unconscious programming, beliefs and thoughts.
Life reveals our chosen goals, feared and favored.
Life dances with us imperceptibly letting us lead.
Life discloses hidden prejudices, desired adventures and higher consciousness.

The surprise appears to be where we have covered our eyes to pretend we do not know.
When we see the unseen revealed by inner sight, we delight in each new revelation.
Judgment and fear darken our view, just as forgiveness turns on the light in our minds.
Enlightenment comes boldly through when we suspend all judgment and see what is.

Life is a fascinating film with a self-written script.
When our Higher Self the Power within is conscious, the script is most miraculous.
When our ego (Edging Good Out) rewrites the script in defense of its fears, it creates them.
We fell away from our inherited Higher Consciousness when we made ourselves little, lacking and limited.

To take back our rightful place of full Awareness, we must relinquish our need to judge.
To see rightly, we must perceive with our heart, not our comparative mind.
To be right with ourselves, we must love it all, mistakes, problems, personalities and bodies.
To see life as our canvas, we must be responsible for our creative power and our creations.

All is well, when we see and know all is well!
Life is Good, when we believe Life is Good?
Life works for us, when we erase any belief to the contrary.
Life is our Gift when we fully enjoy the show!

Loving you,  

Betty Lue 

Friday, September 03, 2010

What Makes Life Work!

Simplicity=Keep it simple.
Simplify your stuff.
Simplify your schedule.
Simplify your thinking.
Simplify for focus.

Gratitude= Increase with Appreciation.

Appreciate being You.
Appreciate each day.
Appreciate the wakeup calls.
Appreciate serving and contributing to the Good.

Flow= Let go and open to what is.

Flow with changes.
Flow around obstacles.
Flow with forgiveness.
Flow with non-judgment.

EnJoy= Give Joy to Your Life

Place Joy in your mind.
Place Joy in your words.
Place Joy in your activities.
Place Joy in your relationships.

Joy, Gratitude, Simplicity and Flow are choices we make.
Life works when we choose what works.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Life Works

How does your life work for you?

Life is an accurate demonstration of what we ask for.
Life agrees with our thoughts, mistakes and all.
Life gives us time to undo what is false.
Life fills us up and gives us time to empty.
Life provides a puzzle to keep us engaged.
Life streams many forms of communication.
Life presents multiple choice, to do and be or not to do and be.
Life plays our life story and the stories we tell on the big screen of life.
Life highlights our inner drama, fears and passions.
Life displays, in alarming detail, what scares us.
Life changes the channels in an instant with our will.
Life provides heroes and villains, helpers and distracters.
Life lets us write our own script from our own imaginings.
Life can be a blessing or a curse, depending on our level of responsibility.

What is your life for you?
Do you own it or try to make someone else responsible?
Do you make it real or see it as an entertainment or source of  learning?
Are you able to forgive yourself (and others) for the mistakes held at true?

Do you value what is valuable in your life and create more of what is valued?
Or do you value what you fear and dislike by your attention (obsession) with your disgust?
Do you remember the truths of creation and give attention and appreciation to what you want?
Or do you dismiss the Good and spend time and energy obsessing, defending and fearing the bad?

Are you willing to be a constant source of screening and editing the movie you watch every day?
Or do you play “dumb” and allow others to write, produce and star in your life story?
Are you willing to imagine the best parts or do you take the scraps and feel sorry for yourself?
Do you stay conscious enough to play only those parts that please you and insist on editing as needed?

In the end we will see, it is we ourselves that are writing, producing and directing our life.
We will stop and enjoy the parts we play and the lessons we learn.
Each day is a new movie with a new script, if we so choose.
Each relationship is a new love story, in which we can receive or reject the love we want.
Each lesson to learn can be easy or hard.
Each line we speak can be one of gratitude or criticism.

Life is a gift.
We have a life in which we can play, or  pray or call it a day.
Wrap it up anytime or keep the cameras rolling.
What we see in the media is merely a reminder of what we ourselves are choosing or losing.

Take a moment to see what is true.
Show up.  Pay attention. Tell the truth to yourself. Let go and choose again.
Come to your life with eyes wide open.
Notice what your life really is showing you.
Be responsible for what you think and say and do.
Quickly let go of all errors and choose again for the Good.

Life is working for us. (Unless you choose to believe you are a victim of your life!)
Loving you in waking up, 

Betty Lue
To be willing to Wake up and Remember, you must first and foremost, Love Yourself!
From Louise Hay ©1988

How To Love Yourself
1. STOP ALL CRITICISMCriticism 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.
DON’T SCARE YOURSELFStop 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 AND KIND AND PATIENTBe 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.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Do You Trust You?

You cannot trust others when  you do not trust yourself!

How can you trust yourself when you do not take care of you?
How can you trust yourself when you do not give yourself what is best for you?
How can you trust yourself when you do not think the best thoughts about yourself?
How can you trust yourself when you lie, cheat and steal from yourself?

This sounds terrible, like how could we be doing this to ourselves.
Not me you say, but take a listen inside to the negative, critical or hurtful thoughts you may hold.
Pay attention to any ways that you steal precious time from your own joy by being despondant.
Notice how much you tell half truths in order to sound good, when you feel bad about something.
Listen for the negative gossip or stories you tell about your mistakes or ill health or lack of abilities.

Are you aware of how many times you have allowed yourself to be bullied or pressured by others?
Do you stop yourself from teaching others you don’t deserve respect because you fail to respect yourself?
Are you able to stand up for yourself and have confidence in your capabilities?
Do you forgive any insulting thoughts you may hold and instantly replace them with kindness?

Are you willing to make positive choices and stick to them even when distracted by other demands?
Are you handling your finances in a way that supports feeling secure and safe>
Do you choose wisely what to read and watch and listen to so that you are inspired daily?
Do you honor your gifts and use them wisely and well, encouraging and enjoying each day?

Do you take time to appreciate your own accomplishments just as would a mentor or coach?
Are you engaged in a life style and friendships that support your best self and delete what is not best?
Are you a good manager of your resources and your energy so that you neither overdo nor withhold?
Do you continually choose the path of greatest blessing and benefit to you?

When you can honestly say you really are your own best friend,  you can trust yourself.
When you can truly give yourself the best to you each day, you can trust yourself.
When you can only hold the most affirming thoughts and beliefs about you, you can trust yourself.
When you can choose the most supportive and inspiring life style, you can trust yourself.

When you trust, respect and love yourself well, the whole world will be see with trust.

Loving you, 

Betty Lue