Saturday, September 05, 2015

Where Am I?

I listen within daily as my spiritual practice.
I trust the guidance of Love in my life.
I know I am here to be truly helpful and loving.
I let go of fear, Remember Love and Return to Wholeness.

Where Am I?

When we are afraid, we may lose our direction.
When we don’t understand, we may feel confused and lost.
When we are in pain or difficulties, we may no know what is happening.
“Where am I and what am I to do?” is the cry we hear from within our soul.

When we are lost, confused, unaware and fearful, we seek answers and direction.
When we seek with disconnection, we may not know who or what to trust.
When we distrust the answers we hear, we feel alone.
“Where am I?” and “Where do I go?” to find myself again.

In infancy, we cry out screaming for help.
In childhood, we may run around searching for assurance.
In adolescence, we may experiment taking risks and demanding answers.
In adulthood, we may research and seek expert advice.

All these ways of discovering the Self are naturally learned in our human experience.
We are all seeking to know Who We Are, Where We Are and Why We Are Here.
In our own existential crisis, we may flail about in our desperate need to know.
In our human condition, we often seek to find direction from those who are also lost.

Someone must stop and listen within.
Someone knows Where we are and Why we are here.
Someone can remember Love and return to safety and wholeness.
Who will it be to save humanity?

Can we listen when we are screaming for help?
What we hear are our own cries and hysteria.
Can we found the answers running from place to place?
Our frenetic movement does not allow inner peace.

Can we get answers with threats and demands?
We separate ourselves and create more fear.
Can we learn from many points of view?
We confuse ourselves by trusting others who are searching too.

When lost, afraid and confused, stop and listen within.
When seeking answers for peace, first, be quiet and then listen.
When wandering around with nowhere to go, be where you are and listen.
When questioning and doubting what you hear, be still and know within you.

The answers are within.
Be where you are.
Create peace within you.
Calm the fearful thinking.

Reassure yourself all will be well.
Let go and allow the flow to open.
Love waits on your welcome.
Understanding will come.

Listening within for allow Love to flow to us all,
Betty Lue

Remember: We are Spiritual Beings having a human experience.

Rules For Being Human
(from an old Ann Landers syndicated newspaper column)

    You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for as long as you live. How you take care of it or fail to take care of it can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life.
    You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time school called Life. Each day, you will be presented with opportunities to learn what you need to know. The lessons presented are often completely different from those you THINK you need.
    There are no mistakes—only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error and experimentation. You can learn as much from failure as you can from success.
    A lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it (as evidenced by a change in your attitude and behavior), then you can go on to the next lesson.
    Learning lessons does not end. There is no stage of life that does not contain some lessons. As long as you live, there will be something more to learn.
    “There” is no better than “here”. When your “there” has become a “here”, you will obtain another “there” that will again look better than your “here”. Don’t be fooled by believing that the unattainable is better than what you have.
    Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself. When tempted to criticize others, ask yourself why you feel so strongly.
    What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. Remember that through desire, goal-setting and unflagging effort, you can have anything you want. Persistence is the key to success.
    The answers lie within you. The solutions to all of life’s problems lie within your grasp. All you need to do is ask, look, listen and trust.
•   You will forget all this. Unless you consistently stay focused on the goals you have set for yourself, everything you’ve just read won’t mean a thing.