Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve

I live in the Light and thrive.
My heart is full of abundant Love and Grace.
I celebrate everyone as I love myself.
I reach out with Love and Love returns to me.

Dear Loving Reminders Friends and Family,
After 17 years of writing and sending loving reminders every morning (6000), I am definitely attached. 
So when the email does not reach you, I want to solve the tech issues.  Please let me know if there is a lapse of two or more days. 
With our business Comcast account, I can send 1000 per hour on lists of no more than 100 addresses.  Looking for the most reliable ways to reach you with as much ease as possible.
Life can be fun, safe and easy when we are happy, healthy and inspired.  Loving you, Betty Lue

What a beautiful time to remember the Light.
In the darkest time, see the One Light within  you.
In the most difficult struggle, seek the point of connection.
In the loneliest moments, look for someone who needs you.

Remember, life is for giving.
We are here to see where we can give.
When we are alone, we need to see how we are all one.
When we are having challenges, we need to ask for help.

Giving thanks for what is received is Gift.
Giving our welcoming and our joy is Gift.
Giving our affirming positive prayer is Gift.
Giving our Presence with caring and sharing is Gift.

Whether alone or with family and friends, honor the gift you are.
Take some time of quiet to rejoice in bringing the gift of yourself.
Be willing to think on your life as a sacred journey of learning.
Open you heart to the blessings you have received and be grateful.

Fill yourself up with the sweet memories you have shared.
Appreciate the value of giving to others through thoughts and words.
Clear up any place of withholding yourself from extending peace.
Understand and experience what you give you do receive.

Your holiness abides in you, whether apparent or not.
Your innocence returns with continuing forgiveness.
Your joy emerges from a place of willingness to live.
Your peace is gift of the Love You Åre to your world.

When we come to each day and again on Christmastime, we can celebrate the Good in ourselves.
Simply Love being You.
Simply Give what is True.
Simple Recognize the Blessings Already Are.

Baruch Bashan,
Betty Lue

From many years ago, adapted by Robert!

The Night Before Christmas

T'was the night before Christmas and all through the earth
Was the light of love shining, a holy new birth.
Forgiveness completed, all judgments aside,
My conscience was clear with no hint of pride.
My worries behind me (I'd put them to bed)
While visions so heavenly danced in my head.
The job and the family, all routine, a snap.
Unaware, I was into a spiritual nap.
When out of the calm, there arose such a clatter.
My life was unsettled.  Now what was the matter.
Away from my habits I flew like a flash.
I threw off attachments, and then came the crash.
The feeling was alien, nothing the same.
I couldn't describe it or give it a name.
When what to my wondering eye should appear
But a blaze of white light, and coming so near,
With a little old angel so lively and quick
I knew in a moment, I was going to be sick.
More rapid than eagles his values they came
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
"More honesty, tolerance, gentleness, trust,
Faithful and generous, with patience a must.
To topple defenses and breach the fear wall
Now dash away, smash away, drop away all."
As just as the leaves in a hurricane swirl,
Or a dancer will leap or will jump or will twirl,
So up in the air all the pieces they flew
And I felt when I looked, I'd see everything new.
And then in a twinkling, I felt with a start,
The growing and glowing, expanding my heart.

As I came to my senses and was turning around
I saw in the mirror an image profound.
He was bathed in bright light from his head to his toe
(His clothes were quite common so no one would know)
The weight of the world had just dropped from his back
And he danced like a peddler devoid of his pack.
He moved and he walked with a sense of great ease.
His lack of self-judgment made him easy to please.
The smile of his mouth was the shape of a bow,
It would light up a crowd wherever he'd go.
His relative silence bespoke inner peace
Letting all in his presence experience release.
He had a bright face and a happy, strong laugh
Which touches the heart, cuts resistance in half.
He was loving and kind, a right jolly old elf
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.

A wink of his eye and a nod of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work.
He listened within (a somewhat strange quirk).
But touching his hand to the side of my face
We joined, became one, with no distance or space.
I knew in that moment just what my gift was
To love all of my brothers, with no "why" or "because".
And I'm here to exclaim, as I grow in Love's light,
Merry Christmas to all, it will turn out all right.

                                             Adapted by Robert Waldon