Thursday, January 31, 2013

Are You Listening?

My next Sunday talk at Unity Center for Inspired Living, Feb. 3 10 AM 50 Sand Creek Rd, in Brentwood, CA is titled “Listen Within.”  
All talks are recorded and available online at (under past talks)  
While I often write reminders re: topic, I always speak by listening within with curiosity and allowance for what I am called to say. 

What do you listen for?  It’s your choice.
Are you listening for the traffic or the birds singing their happy song?
Are you listening to the weatherman or listening for the emotional weather within?
Are you listening to the news of what is wrong or the good news of caring and love?
Are you listening for what doesn’t work or for what does work?

How do you listen?  It’s your choice.
Do you listen to voice of your mother, father, friends and family or listen to your own choice?
Do you listen to your common sense mind or your imaginative, creative inspired mind?
Do you listen to what is customary and usual or for what is extraordinary and miraculous?
Do you listen do the scary stuff to find your best defense or to your trusting mind for what you believe?

When do you listen?  It’s your choice.
Do you listen when you cannot decide?
Do you listen when you are upset?
Do you listen in the quiet of the night?
Do you listen only when nothing you do works?

Where do you listen?  It’s your choice.
Do you listen in the midst of your pain?
Do you listen when the world is screaming at you?
Do you listen when you pray?
Do you listen by going away?

Who do you listen to?  Only you can choose.
Do you listen to outside authorities or experts or listen to your inner authority?
Do you listen to media and magazines, your friends or to those who live the values you desire?
Do you listen to opinions, gossip or science, to stories or substance?
Do you listen to what you wish you could believe or how to be and live what you want?

Listen Within.
Are you willing to listen within?
Do you know how to begin?
Are you willing to receive only Good?
Do you know how to Trust what you hear?

So often people deny their inner voice.
So many learn to feed the distractions and disappointment.
So many only trust what they see.
So many are afraid to be free.

It’s a choice. 
You can listen to your own inner authority, the author of your life.
You can listen for love or for fear.
You can listen for Truth of for misperceptions.
You can listen for good of for ill.

Blessing you in choosing what is good for you and good for all,
Betty Lue

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What do You Value Most?

What are your true priorities?
Do you give yourself what you value?
Do you honestly live your priorities?
We may talk about what we want, but the real question is in how we live!

I value peace and Love and Happiness and Freedom.
I spend most of my day in peace-filled and loving activities.
I begin and end every communication with a clear intention and commitment for Peace and Love.
I experience Happiness when I give myself this experience.

When I experience conflict, fear, unhappiness or Restriction, I stop and choose again.
When I neglect to acknowledge my intention, I forgive myself and choose again.
When I forget what matters most to me, I take a deep breath and Ask: “What is your Truth?”
When I get caught in others’ anxt or sorrow or judgment or upset, I forgive us both and remind myself.

When we claim we know what we want, we need to look at what we have.
When we have what we “don’t want”, it is because we allowed it to be……we created it.
When we experience what we hate or fear or deny or hurts, we may have taken on others thoughts.
When we judge what is not ours, mistakenly we may believe and judge it is so.

Judgment makes it real.
Judgment gets us stuck.
Judgment holds it in place.
Judgment stops the flow.

When we focus on what is wrong, why it happened, where it came from and blame, we get stuck.
When we make something real with our attention, we increase the pain and problem.
When we think it was caused externally, we believe we need and external savior, solution and salve.
When we deny our own creative thoughts or false beliefs, we limit our ability to let it go.

The mind can heal, once we reveal what upsets us.
The mind can let go, once we let show what blocks our way.
The mind will know, once we open the flow which way to go.
The mind is healer or slayer, and we directs its choice.

Where we judge ourselves or judge the apparent problem, we distrust our ability to choose.
When we honor our choices and the decisions that we make, we can easily choose to change.
When we easily forgive and release the distraction or interruption, we can focus on our value.
We are the One who chooses stuckness or freedom, conflict or peace, fear or love.

Choosing to change your mind changes your life.
Choosing to attend to what you value, create success.
Choosing to focus on solutions rather than problems, opens the flow.
Choosing to value what you really want, rather than what you don’t want, changes your experience.

Trusting you to value you and what you choose to value and prioritize.
Betty Lue

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Are We Complete?

When we are done, there will be total peace.
When we are complete, we will have no fear.
When we are whole, we shall be in Love.
When we are free, we will have perfect trust.

What does it take to have honorable closure?
When can we tell if we need to walk away?
How do we say good bye with love and respect?
Can you release those you love with “Fare thee well?”

Do you try too hard to please?
Do you stay the course for loyalty?
Do you give too much to get return?
Do you cling to what no longer is healthy for you?

Are you addicted to the pain and pleasure?
Are you attached to what is familiar and a comfort zone?
Do you deny the pain and intensify the pleasure?
Do you know you deserve what is healthy, supportive and inspires your best?

Both attraction and repulsion indicate there is something to learn.
Both teacher and student benefit from their interaction.
When we are awake and paying attention, we can see things anew.
When we find ourselves growing in faith and learning to trust, we know all is well.

When we contract in fear, we start shutting down.
When we live in regret, our guilt and shame stop our growth.
When we are resentful and seek revenge, we become dark with anger.
When we reject and abandon ourselves or others, we are confused and lost.

When we can easily say I am sorry , we are healing.
When we can gently forgive with our blessing, we are seeking the light.
When we can appreciate the learning, the healing and grow, we are releasing.
When we can honestly say “I Love You”, we are complete.

When all is said and done, Love is the completion.
When we are at peace, we are true to ourselves.
When we have no fear, no avoidance, no guilt or blame, we can claim true forgiveness.
When we are again giving our love, blessings and gratitude freely, we are done.

Let us complete each moment with full appreciation and open-mindedness,
Betty Lue
Honorable Closure        

How do you complete a relationship, a marriage, a teaching-learning experience, a job, a friendship? How do you know you are really complete?
Often people walk away without really finishing the spiritual work, because it is easier emotionally.   People don’t know how to come to a truly peaceful place, where “good-bye” is really “God be with You.”  
When we are complete, we are at peace and in love.  
We have no regrets, no resentments, no unhappy memories. 

Honorable closure acknowledges:
1)   the learning and growth received, 
2)   challenges and difficulties experienced, 
3)   appreciation of gifts and blessings, 
4)   forgiveness and amends made. 

Acknowledge within your self and with the other person all that you have learned and how you have grown and benefited from the experience. 

Honor and express the challenges and difficulties that occurred and perhaps were endured during the time together. 

Offer your gratitude and appreciation to the other for the benefits you received.

Share your forgiveness and/or make amends for those places of unconscious or conscious errors of omission or commission.  Often neither party is aware of what went unexpressed until the two have an opportunity to talk together.  This is very valuable when done with the conscious intention for a peaceful conclusion.  

And lastly, give your full appreciation and blessings to those whom you are leaving.   

Honorable closure always includes a face to face or heart to heart connection so that all parties have a full opportunity to express their piece of the whole. Incompletion is never one sided. If one party loses and is in grief neither person is at peace.  
Do your part when you part. 
When we complete a relationship, job, living situation with honor for all, we are free to choose again without being haunted by the past or unconsciously repeating the same patterns. 

To move on, to create anew, to be fully inspired requires honorable closure.  Begin now.

Saying good-bye can be done with love, respect and profound gratitude and inner peace.
 Betty Lue

Monday, January 28, 2013

Are you Stuck or Just Stubborn?

Sometimes we get stuck, because we are stubborn.
Sometimes we get stubborn, because we are stuck.
Life flows when we are free of fear and judgments.
Love flows when we forgive the past.

The nature of all things is to keep on flowing, when we let go of our attachments.
Where we are attached, we are stuck.
Where we are afraid, we get stubborn.
Where we feel guilt, we stop.

When I feel stuck, I do something helpful.
When I feel stubborn, I change my mind.
When I feel stagnant, I know I am afraid.
When I don’t know what do or where to go, I choose to go somewhere and do something that is helpful.

Life is about service.
Serving Us is the real work.
When we are giving nothing, we are serving nothing.
And life feels meaningless.

Life is about caring.
Caring our all life is caring for our life.
Caring for ourselves, is caring for others.
Caring is a simply helpful way of opening the flow.

Life is for giving.
Giving what is wanted and needed feels good.
Giving what has heart and meaning feels good.
Giving what has value and is appreciated is good for giver and receiver.

Each one of us has special gifts.
Every one is a gift of caring and sharing, giving and receiving.
Each one at every age and ability has blessed gifts to share.
Every one no matter what their circumstance is worthy of service.

There is no lack of employment, when we are employed by God for Good.
There is no lack of ways to go or people to serve when we are open and willing.
There is no way to be stuck, when we are open to serve and care and give.
There is no need to be stubborn and unwilling and closed, unless we are afraid.

The time is now.
Give something to someone.
Serve someone with your time, money, energy, and love.
Care about someone or something and share your caring.

When not “working”, do the real work.
Get in touch with what you love to do.
Learn to share your best self with everyone you encounter or think of.
Set yourself free to be fully YOU and you will see life work for you.

Loving you by trusting you to be free!
Betty Lue 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Loving You Is Loving Me!

My life from the beginning has been about Love.
I do not see your happiness separate from mine.
I do not see your blessings as less or more important than mine.
I know that we each can begin to share the best we have with joy.

There is no sacrifice or martyrdom when we know we are One.
There is no separation or evaluation when we dare to care.
There is no lack and no loss when we give for no cost.
There is no less or more, higher or lower, when we recognize the Son, the family of humanity.

My life as I awaken each morning is a gift to be given.
Life on its own, unshared and uncared for, has no value.
The meaning of life is found in sharing and caring.
When we ignore, dismiss or deny our value, we deplete the gift.

We are always in the right place at the right time doing the right thing to learn something meaningful.
When we judge we are in the wrong place, we lose any sense of meaning or purpose.
When we ignore the value of being right here and right now, we miss the learning value.
When we discredit our own value and purpose, we may feel ashamed, confuse, guilty and./or resentful.

It takes courage to be responsible for our choices of appreciation or deprecation.
It requires strength to rise about human emotions and face what is really being learned.
It asks willingness to stop, look and listen within for the learning value of everything.
We are invited to choose always to be fully responsible for our lives and our life experiences.

Loving yourself is to trust and respect the choices you make and the experiences you have.
Loving yourself asks you to trust there is a reason and purpose for everything.
Loving yourself is forgiving the judgments, criticisms and fear we have in facing our life as it is.
Loving yourself is being a happy willing learner always seeking to seek what is meaningful in life.

Giving adds meaning.
Living fully adds meaning.
Being passionate about someone or something adds meaning.
Being open-minded and appreciative adds meaning.
Appreciating yourself adds meaning.
Appreciating your creations adds meaning.
Trusting there is a reason and purpose for everything adds meaning.
Knowing we are here together to love one another adds meaning.

Freeing ourselves from meaninglessness is key.
When we hide behind the ordinary way of living, we forsake adventure, risk, stepping out in faith.
When we always do what is accepted and expected, we get stuck in seeking compliance and comfort.
When we go along to get along and forget to honor our authentic self, we lose our passion and purpose.

It take very little to choose to change one thing.
There are no real excuses for stopping ourselves.
We can choose to change everything in one simple moment.
Bless you for being a happy willing learner, open to be reminded that your life matters.

Loving and appreciating you, Betty Lue

I am here to inspire, encourage and facilitate everyone in purposeful living and joyous giving.
When your life has meaning and you are happily willing to do the work, life works for you.

1) Do You want to study A Course In Miracles(A minimum of a year and 36 yrs. for me) 
Begin by reading Love Is Letting go of Fear by Jampolsky.
If you are inspired, study A Course in Miracles.
If you want a little help, I will guide you.

2) Do You want direction in how to Create the Life You Really Want?
We currently have a 12 week class here at the Positive Living Center in Lake County, CA.
We have a few email students who receive Online recordings, handouts and homework.
I will add you to my email List for the class if you wish.

3) Do You want to receive our Sunday Talks at our Unity Center for Positive Living?
We have recordings of talks and our monthly workshops at
You are invited to join us anytime in person or via internet.

4) Do you want to receive selected forwarded emails with inspiring, educational messages or photos?
I will be happy to add you to my list.

5) Do you want to read my recently published book of Relationship Reminders
Available thru or Balboa Press or from me directly?
Robert wrote his Souls’ Awakening book on the symbology and numerology of life purpose.

6) Do you want a facilitated Retreat at our Reunion Lake House in Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Do you want a quiet spiritual retreat for individuals and small groups at the Hermitage House?
Do you want to come to Kona, Hawaii Retreat once or twice a year? Ask and I will send you info.

7) Do you want to add or delete someone from my daily or weekly Loving Reminders email lists?
I only send them when invited and totally trust you to delete them or unsubscribe when no longer valuable.
Our paths vary, but the direction is the same.  We are here to be truly helpful as we remember to Love.

8) Do you want counseling/coaching via skype, phone, email, or in person?
Together we will co-create the most efficient way to utiltize your time and money>
  (We turn no one away due to limited funds.  All are served with the best we know.)
Betty Lue

“Your contributions Of Love bless me and Reunion Ministries in many ways. 
You are the wings on our feet, the song in our hearts and the breath of Spirit in the work we do for Love.  
Know always that we are in this together.  
Alone we can do nothing.  
Together In Love, there is nothing we cannot do.  
I bless your willingness to join us in this joyful service.( serve-us)”  
Loving you,  
Betty Lue

Saturday, January 26, 2013

What Do You Care?

What do we really care about?
What do you value?
What makes a difference in your life?
When we value, respect, create and appreciate what we value, we are fulfilled.

When we dismiss, deny or are distracted from what we value, we may feel discouraged.
When we believe it is impossible or improbable, we give up or try to stop caring.
When we believe we can’t or we should not care, we may depress ourselves.
When we let others negativity or disapproval interfere, we may pretend not to care.

I care passionately about you and all humanity.
I give everything I Am and Have to Doing what I am called to do.
I may feel discouraged or disappointed, but let it pass recognizing every gift given has value.
I may get distracted and feel bad about a missed opportunity, but I quickly “get back on the horse.”
(For me, even 5 minutes of feeling sorry or guilty or disappointed is way toooooo long.)

I believe I am here for a holy and healing purpose.
I know we each have our own special calling and mission.
I know that life’s upsets are wake up calls.
I see us waking up and encouraging everyone to wake up in laughter and Love.

I recognize the world’s beliefs and stories (history) have clouded my mind.
I know erasing my mind with Love, is key to seeing and responding differently.
I trust the process is free for us to stop, look, listen and give what is Good for All.
I realize we are all teachers for one another, and as we care, we life up humanity with our Love.

I create with loving reminders, with workshops and classes, with counseling and coaching.
I create with books and centers and retreats and relationships.
I create with my thoughts and words and the gifts I give.
I create myself and my world to be a wakeup call for everyone of us.

I prepare with self care, with self discipline, with certainty that comes from within.
I care passionately about You and your loved one and everyone of us.
I dare myself to do what I am here to do everyday, creating beauty and goodness and wholeness.
I share fully and freely all that is given to me to inspire, to ignite, to infuse you with Self Love.

I believe in you and me as we set ourselves free to fully be.
I trust you and me to create what is truly Good and helpful for all.
I encourage myself and you to follow through on our projects and prayers, our calling and cares.
I appreciate and strengthen the very best in everyone I encounter, as I easily forgive our errors.
Betty Lue

The Human Touch

’Tis the human touch
in this world that counts,
The touch of your hand and mine,
Which means far more
to the fainting heart
Than shelter and bread and wine.

For shelter is gone
when the night is o’er,
And bread lasts only a day.
But the touch of the hand
And the sound of the voice
Sing on in the soul always.

by: Spencer Michael Free

Friday, January 25, 2013

Why Do They Attack?

Guilt attacks and tries to dump their guilt on others.
Guilt withdraws and tries to hide from others.
Guilt fears punishment and pushes away others.
Guilt calls for forgiveness and compassion.

Guilt blames and criticizes, and feels blamed and criticized.
Guilt shames and abuses, and feels shamed and abused.
Guilt isolates or scares others and feels alone and afraid.
Guilt tries to keep from hurting and hurts others and themselves.

When we are separate from the Good within, we feel guilt.
When we leave our Source and try to do life alone, we feel guilt.’
When we forget and neglect our selves and our purpose, we feel guilt.
When we are out of integrity and untrue to our purpose, we feel guilt.

Guilt calls for forgiveness and relief.
Guilt seeks assurance and love.
Guilt longs for healing and help.
Guilt wants the hurting to stop and be whole.

When we experience attack, sometimes we have attacked with our thoughts, words or behavior.
When we feel attacked, sometimes we are the most forgiving one who can help the attacker.
When we have been attacked, sometimes we are learning to forgive all things.
When we know attack or crucifixion, sometimes we are simply called to transcend and love anyway.

When we can be as gentle, forgiving, compassionate and reassuring as we would want, we are free.
When we can forgive ourselves and truly be sorry for the suffering of the attacker, we are whole.
When we can lose nothing and gain everything in our kindness and courage, we are strong.
When we can truly be the Healing Presence in the life of those in pain and suffering, we are healed.

It may be difficult to understand…..
Those who attack are afraid.
Those who attack are needy.
Those who attack are guilty.
Those who attack are calling for forgiveness and Love.

When we are able and willing to be response-able, we  are the healing Presence.
We respond with Ho O Pono Pono, I am sorry. Please forgive me. I love You. Thank You.
When we understand all encounters are Holy, we respond with help and healing.
When we live the Golden Rule, we know we are here to give to others what we want to receive.

And so it is, we experience All Relationships are for the purpose of Healing.
Healing you and me with every thought, word and gift of 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.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

When I Am Healed, I Am Not Healed Alone

When I see myself as whole, I can see you as whole.
When I see myself as flawed, I see you as flawed.
When I need healing, I believe you need healing too.
When I trust in my holiness, I trust in yours as well.

When I recognize my forgetfulness, I listen and look for reminders.
When I believe we are the same, I offer you the reminders I find.
When I think we are different, I give you what I think you want.
When I know we are both remembering together, I give you the best I receive.

We are the same you and I.
We are in this predicament together.
Yes, some are more awake and aware than others.
Yet, when we are joined in love, we share our awareness.

There is nothing really that separates us.
Our history, education, age, beliefs and body identification appear different.
When we forgive and erase all that is temporary, we recognize the oneness within.
When we know we are one, we teach, model and inspire the Highest Truths we know.

The “golden rule” is to “Do to others as we do to ourselves.”
When we are loving and forgiving, helpful and kind, we will offer the same to everyone.
When we are afraid and judgmental, denying and disrespectful to ourselves, we may do the same to others.
Our relationships are the holy and healing encounters where we learn only to give the best we know.

It may take many “missed takes” to see things differently.
There may be many false judgments before we see things perfectly.
It may seem like our history keeps repeating itself, before we let go of our stories.
There may be numerous unholy and unhelpful encounters before we trust and allow everyone to simply be.

The judgmental feel judged.
The conflicted see others as conflicted.
Those in pain may feel relieved to know they are not alone.
We need to see and believe differently to be healed and whole.

All criticism is about the critic.
When we stop believing what others believe and trust ourselves, we know Love.
When suspend all judgments, take nothing personally and make no assumptions, we are free.
Life is our greatest and most obvious opportunity to see all our projected beliefs in our world.

Bottom Line: 
I am healed when I see you and all as healed, whole and holy.
What we perceive in others, we strengthen in ourselves.
My greatest help to you and me and all humanity is to forgive my misperceptions.
I am here to see us all with forgiving eyes and a loving heart.

Loving you, 
Betty Lue

I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent the Love that sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to do or say, because the Love that sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever Love Is, knowing Love is always here with me.
I will be healed as I let Love teach me to heal. ACIM “healer’s prayer”

The 12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing

1.       The essence of our being is love.
2.       Health is inner peace, healing is letting go of fear.
3.       Giving and receiving are the same.
4.       We can let go of the past and of the future.
5.       Now is the only time there is, and each instant is for giving.
6.       We can learn to love ourselves and others by forgiving rather than by judging.
7.       We can become love finders rather than fault finders.
8.       We can choose and direct ourselves to be peaceful inside, regardless of what is happening outside.
9.       We are students and teachers to each other.
10.    We can focus on the whole of life, rather than the fragments.
11.    Since love is eternal, change need not be viewed as fearful.
12.    We can always perceive others as either extending love or giving a call for help.

Attitudinal Healing affirms that we are responsible for our thoughts and whatever feelings we experience.
Attitudinal Healing encourages us to re-examine our relationships, bringing them into the present by releasing past judgments and grievances.
Attitudinal Healing reminds us that perception is a mirror of what is in our mind.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What Do You See?

What do you believe?
What do you imagine?
What do you teach?

When we are taught by the world to diagnose based on “facts”, we see what we believe.
When we tell our children who they are based on their behavior, we teach them what to be.
When we label people and give them names for what we see, we teach them to believe the same.
When we diagnose, judge, criticize and label people, we project our beliefs onto them.

Is it possible we are mistaken?
Is it possible we are teaching falsely?
Is it possible we are making a mistake?
Is it possible we expect to see what we believe?

Have you been labeled?
Do you believe the label or diagnosis?
Have you been projected on with others’ perceptions and corrections?
Do you like to have others to expect you to be good or bad, happy or sad, smart or ignorant?

What we expect, we usually seek evidence to prove ourselves right.
When we want to be right about our belief, we usually reject evidence to the contrary.
When we want others to be what we expect, we often wait to catch them being what we believe.
In our ignorance, we often teach them to believe in their own limitations or specialness.

What happens if we see everyone as whole and holy?
What would we see, if we believed each one is free to be and do and have whatever they choose?
What would we experience and choose if we were free and trusted ourselves to follow our own path?
Where would we go and what would we do and with whom would we relate, if we listen within?

Consider the possibility that we do not know, no matter what the tests show and experts know.
Consider the chance that we do not know what is best for anyone, including ourselves.
Consider the removal of all projections onto one another and allowing each one to be themselves.
Consider trusting that we see everyone as “sinless” and do not cast blame and guilt.

Life corrects itself through natural consequences.
When we begin to manipulate others and interfere, we create obstacles to learning.
When we give everyone the benefit of not knowing, projecting and expecting, learning is natural.
When we let go of our expectations and imagined outcomes, we can allow natural learning to occur.

What is natural is love, happiness and peace.
What is natural is to create safety and comfort and ease.
What is natural is to seek the path that resonates with our own unique purpose and learning.
What is natural is to trust and respect and love ourselves in living the way that is true for us.

Life can be fun, safe and easy when we trust ourselves to listen within and live true to ourselves.
Blessing of freedom and trust to one and all,
Betty Lue

If Children (and Adults) Live With……….

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with: criticism, hostility, fear, pity, ridicule or jealousy,
They will learn to: condemn, fight, be apprehensive, feel sorry for themselves, feel shy and feel envy

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and others.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Inauguration Day

Martin Luther King Holiday

Auspicious Coincidence!

It is time to let go of our judgments and support those in leadership.
It is time to believe in the sincerity of the words of those in command.
It is time for us to celebrate our diversity of ideas and ideals among humanity.
It is time to come together for expanded awareness, deeper understanding and more compassion for all.

We do not need to kill or hate or lie or shout to be heard.
We do not need to conform, defend or magnify our differences.
We need to apologize and forgive our judgments, criticisms, lies and unkindness.
We need to respect and trust, accept and allow, differences to be communicated.

It is time to open our minds and hearts, to listen and understand.
It is time to trust all people are doing what they believe is best.
It is time to share our part and our beliefs with respect for others’ beliefs.
It is time to honor those who serve, those who love and those who remember what is Good for all.

Let us respect each one for living their part, doing their best and remember to do our best as well.
Let us communicate with those who are listening by demonstrating what we believe and want to share.
Let us contribute to the common and individual good by living in integrity and sharing honestly.
Let us remember we can establish win-win solutions in our families, schools, workplace and nation.

To inaugurate means to begin officially, to formally induct into office.
When our president is inaugurated today and tomorrow, we need to celebrate and appreciate.
We live in a democratic nation where we have freedom of speech and freedom of choice.
We need to respect our freedoms and exercise freedom with responsibility for the Greater Good.

When we have a leader at work. home, in government it is our right and privilege to express ourselves.
When we are in leadership, we need to be responsible for ways we serve the good of the people.
When we recognize the responsibilities and stresses of leadership, we need to be supportive.
When we have played both parts, leader and supporter, we recognize both are powerful and importance.

To serve a leader is to serve the people.
To serve the people as a leader, we must respect ourselves.
To respect our responsibilities, we must stay awake and aware, open and willing, forgiving and creative.
There is no inequality when rightly seen between the leader and the people.

Inaugurate yourself officially into the offices and positions you hold.
Take no position, no function or role lightly.
Give your very best to everything you do.
Be fully responsible for filling every function with dignity, integrity and respect for all.

Be aware that your choices are either inspiring or degrading, encouraging or depressing.
You are leading and teaching with every thought, every word, and every activity.
The world is watching you and learning from you.
It is time to watch yourself and live as though you are seen and heard and leading everyone.

For so it is, You are leading your life,
Betty Lue

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Admiration Grows the Good in You

Those you look to with appreciation, facilitate more of the same in you.
When you appreciate, you are increasing those qualities in yourself.
Look to the Ones for whom you have love and respect.
Recognize what you see in others is also in yourself.

When you have judgmental thoughts in your mind, you will project the same onto others.
What you see in others much be a part of your own thought system or you could not see it.
When you see what you do not like in someone else, forgive and erase it in yourself.
When you see what you admire in another, appreciate and strengthen it in yourself.

Our relationships are a living demonstration of our healing work here.
In every relationship there is teaching and learning.
We can see what we want to maintain and expand.
We can also see what we want to diminish and undo.

What you perceive in others, you strengthen in your Self.
What you pay attention to increases because you have given it power.
When you give negative attention (criticism) or positive attention (appreciation) feeds the behavior.
To modify your behavior or that of others, give attention and energy to what you want to increase.

When we validate other’s negative experiences, we become more vulnerable to the same.
When we listen and forgive the negative and validate the learning and growth, we experience the same.
While misery loves company and we learn to sympathize and empathize, we will increase our own misery.
We can choose to change the flow of energy toward the Good, if we choose to value what is positive.

True empathy is listening for the healing, growth, learning and wisdom within the one’s sharing.
True empathy is calling forth what have value and is the true wholeness, Goodness and Love within.
True empathy is acknowledging the ways we are all here to clear the fear and choose to love again.
True empathy is hearing the story with an eye for the blessing and gifts within the experience.

When we appreciate the goodness, the Love and the blessings, we increase them in our lives.
When we emphasize, talk about and swell on the fear, the suffering and blame, we increase more.
We have choice in turning to the light and falling into darkness.
We can focus on what is wrong, false and bad or focus on what is right, true and good.

The flower turns to the sun and closes in the darkness.
The mind opens to the light and contracts in the fear.
We are like flowers when we allow nature to lead us.
Turn toward the Light.  Open to the Love,  Appreciate the Beauty.

We are at choice and can have the life we dare to dream.
Loving us all in admiring and appreciating the Good, the Loving, the Giving Ones.
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


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Are You Afraid of Love?

The greatest fear is the fear of Love.
Love is letting go of fear.  (Jerry Jampolsky, MD)
Where there is Love, there is union.
Where there is Love, there is wholeness.

Where there is Love, there is Creativity.
Where there is Love, there is Joy.
Where there is Love, there is Power.
Where there is Love, there is Peace.

Some see God as Love.
Some see Love as Goodness.
Some see Love as Omniscience.
Some see Love as Eternal.

Are you afraid of the Love within you?
Do you fear being consumed with Love?
Are you hesitant to live in Love and give in Love?
Do you think Love is foolish, special or naïve?

Consider looking into the eyes of a baby, an innocent piece of God.
Imagine seeing the soul, the Spirit of the One you are with.
See the Love of God and total Goodness in the magnificence of nature.
Consider that Creation it Self is the Love we fear as being all powerful.

Do you fear being powerful?
Are you afraid of being happy?
Do you trust the creativity in your thoughts and words?
Are you scared of simply being at Peace?

The teachings of the world seem contradictory.
The Peaceful may be called lazy.
The Happy may be called foolish.
The Powerful may be seen as cruel.
The Creative may be called confused.
The Good Ones may be seen as naïve.
The Loving Ones must be pretending. 

Are you limiting yourself?
Do you fear showing the intensity of your passion, your purpose and your path?
Are you afraid of being the ultimately Giving Happy person you really are?
Have you been taught it is foolish to give so much and love so much and do so much?

Take time to consider where you find your greatest joy.
Consider the moments when you have found great peace.
Ask yourself with whom you have shown your Loving Self.
In Love you will find your true Self and lose your false self.

I am truly Loving you, 
Betty Lue