Thursday, March 31, 2011

What is LOVE?

Do you know what Love is?
Do you practice the art of Loving?
Can you imagine how your life will be when you truly and consistently Love?
Begin today and practice, practice, practice

Love is a blessing.
Love is forgiving.
Love is creative.
Love is generous.
Love is natural.
Love is effective.
Love is positive.
Love is prayerful.
Love is affirming.
Love is healing.
Love is connecting.
Love is peaceful.
Love is understanding.
Love is kindness.
Love is giving.
Love is unconditional.
Love is honest.
Love is trusting.
Love is freeing.
Love is expressive.
Love is committing.
Love is responsible.
Love is respectful.
Love is cooperative.
Love is patient.
Love is open-minded.
Love is faithful.
Love is unselfish.
Love is willing.
Love is defenseless.
Love is releasing.
Love is growthful.
Love is light-filled.
Love is happiness.
Love is warm.
Love is welcoming.
Love is uplifting.
Love is inspiring.
Love is fun.
Love is safe.
Love is easy.

Now you know everything that is not Love.
So now you can respond to lack of Love with the Love you know.
Love has no expectations and gives ceaselessly without seeking to “Get” anything for itself.

Loving you for the sheer joy of Loving,  

Betty Lue

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Plant the Seeds of Love

Where there is lack of Love, give Love.
Where there is distrust, give Trust.
Where there is limitation, give Freedom.
Where there is discouragement, give courage.

In practical terms, where there is upset, separation or cricism, there is lack of Love, Trust and Freedom.
Guilt is a symptom of unforgiveness and lack of Love.
Fear is a symptom of lack of trust and Love.
Anger is a symptom of hurt and lack of Love.

All upset is a call for Love.
All fear is a call for Love.
All anger is a call for Love.
All lack of Love is a clear reminder that we are here to Love one another.

When there is an unplowed field, the seeds of Love may not be received and bear fruit.
When there is leftover toxic material, the Love you sow may not grow.
When there are weeds from the past, the seeds you plant may be overtaken by past negativity.
When there is a fence built to separate you from another, you may be blocked from sharing Love.

It is safe, fun and easy to plant seeds of Love where it is received with gratitude and joy.
It is difficult and scary to plant seeds where the ground is cold and toxic.
It is a healing work to stay focused on loving with intention, commitment and respect.
To heal is to make happy and to extend peace.

Planting seeds of Love in every relationship requires attention to detail.
Loving is received very differently depending on the trust and openness of the recipient.
It is essential that the Giver, simply work the field with sensitivity and loving kindness.
It is necessary the One cultivating the field for love, remove every rock and weed with their blessing.

When we want to grow a family with Love, we must respect each individual’s needs.
When we want to grow a strong functional and unconditional relationship, we must become strong, healthy and unconditional in our Loving Selves.
We must become strong in Spirit, functional and healthy in our communication, forgiving of all judgments, comparisons and limiting beliefs within ourselves.
We must daily clear our minds and open our hearts to how we can best give love today.

Most true answers come from within.
Quiet our mind and ask our higher Self, “How can I plant seeds of Love that will grow in Love today?”

When we cannot easily find the most effective way to Love, we may need to ask. “How would you like me to Love you today?”
When the other is distrusting of our Love, when they feel unloveable, when they fear being loved, we can love them from within.
“I love you and bless you with all the Love, goodness and Kindness I have in me.”

Only Love Prevails.
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

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Complaints and Criticism

Complaining and criticizing undermine the fabric of relationships, trust, freedom and love.
Be aware that every complaint reflects on the one complaining and weakens your self respect.
Be clear that every criticism is always about the critic and their inner self judgment.
Understand that while it is a common practice, it is unhealthy, unhelpful and not healing.

There must be a better way!
Learn to translate all criticism into a call for love, respect and appreciation.
Learn to change your mind when you begin to complain to a positive affirmation.
Learn to respect yourself enough to find an effective, practical and useful way to relate.

Use affirmation and prayer.
Build trust and encourage honesty.
Share your feelings perceptions and desires, but only when there is safety, trust and genuine love.
Be open to listen with an open-mind to the other’s experiences, choices and feelings.

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Listen honestly without defensiveness.
Clarify the underlying intention and meaning of others communication.
Be patient and respectful with other’s differences in values, desires, priorities and choices.

Complaints and criticism reflects on the upset and frustration of the critic and complainer.
When we complain, it is usually because we feel ineffective in managing our own needs.
When we criticize, it is often because we arrogantly think we know what is right for others.
When we nag with continuous complaints and criticisms it is because we foolishly believe we can effect change by doing the same thing over and over.

To be effective in our communications, we must first develop a respectful relationship.
To develop a respectful relationship, we must be consistently respectful of ourselves and others.To encourage others in being responsible, we must model response ability in all our affairs.
To facilitate learning in others, we must learn to speak their language, understand their values and respect their right to choose and voice their views.

With diverse family backgrounds, life experiences, values, and vision, we must learn to accept differences.
When we can accept and respect differences, we learn to negotiate win/win outcomes for everyone.
When we are willing to negotiate, we build trust and establish respect, responsibility and cooperation.
When we build an equal partnership where everyone’s voice is heard and respected, relationships work.

At the core of our lives, we seek to be successful in our relationships and in our world.
Maslow describes humans needs as physiological, safety, social, esteem and self actualization.
When we feel threatened at the basic levels, we will be unable to move to the next level of fulfillment.
Support, encourage and facilitate yourself and others to satisfy their needs one step at a time.

Relationships work when we do the work!
Yes, conditional relationships require work.
Unconditional committed relationships are far more harmonious.
More later……
Loving us all as we learn and grow together.
Betty Lue


Prayerful Living is an art of learning to think, speak and act in a way that brings peace and healing to yourself, your family and our world.
For everyone. NO need to become a prayer chaplain.  Useful, practical and effective!

 Unity Center for Inspired Living Prayer Chaplaincy Training

 “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”    -- Albert Schweitzer

We are here to serve one another in love, with our hands, our hearts and our shared spiritual life.
In living out this vision we are committed to reaching out in prayer to support ourselves and each other.
The Prayer Chaplaincy Training is an opportunity for individuals who are looking to take the next step in the development of their spiritual maturity and level of commitment in their spiritual growth.
At the completion of our training, those who wish to serve as Prayer Chaplains are invited to do so.
Facilitators:               Rev. Robert Waldon & Rev. Betty Lue Lieber
Date & Time:             SATURDAY, April 2, 2011 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (potluck lunch)
Location:                    Unity Center for Inspired Living 50 Sand Creek Rd, Brentwood
Cost:                           Love offering contribution, as guided by Spirit.
Registration:             Call (800) 919-2392 to register or receive more information.

Join us for a chance to reflect on your own spiritual path, review how New Thought
views both God and prayer, and practice one-on-one prayer with supervision.


For Everyone who wants to better understand and effectively utilize all the healing modalities and tools that are available!
Helpful for you and your family, complements traditional medicine.

Conscious Healing:
Explore the Paradigm Shift 

  • Expand your understanding of the healing process.
  • Choose healing modalities that work for you.
  • Learn how to be responsible for your own health.
  • Recognize the value of faith and the healing relationship.
  • Practical and personal experience for healers and those with health issues.
  • Sharing, learning, experiential, visualization and prayer. 
Spiritual Healing and Holistic HealthHow to use metaphysical principles to heal ourselves. Are we using magic or science or ?????
Do we know how faith really works? Can You be wholly healthy in mind, body and Spirit?
 Facilitators:               Rev. Robert Waldon & Rev. Betty Lue Lieber
                                                with 15 years teaching Holistic Practitioners and Healers
Date & Time:             SUNDAY, April 3, 2011 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location:                    Unity Center for Inspired Living 50 Sand Creek Rd, Brentwood
Cost:                           Love offering contribution, as guided by Spirit.
Registration:             Call (800) 919-2392 to register or receive more information.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Never Stuck

Written in response to numerous questions, concerns, stories told about when we might be able to return from Tahoe for our Sunday service and Monday appts.

Always ask before making assumptions.
Do not expect the worst.
If you anticipate a future happening, let it be one of freedom and trust.
Life offers us opportunities to learn and grow, to remember and know.

Being “snowed in” does not mean anything more than a lot of snow fell covering everything.
The “drama” we generate in our minds from a phrase or story is usually far more than is real.
I was born and grew up in Michigan, and lived several years in snow country.
For me  heavy snow is not dangerous or difficult, but rather an adventure.

I cannot imagine being stuck.
Weather and temperatures change within minutes.
With snow and ice, there is gravel and salt, snow plows and chains.
All are used to travel safely through winter storms, slower but without difficulty.

When highways close, it is usually because of those who don’t know how to drive in winter snows.
Even the passes are passable, with appropriate equipment and slow speed.
So we were never stuck in Tahoe.
We came before the storm on Tuesday night and left at our planned time on Saturday mid day.

The pictures, the writings,  were all shared to tell a story.Stories are meant to inspire and expand our own life vision, experience and open possibilities.
Stories taken literally may serve to confuse or distract you from what is important and true.
We had a perfectly wonderful time in Tahoe during the storm.
Facts: Limited skiing due to high winds on two days. (We don’t ski.)
Beautiful big snow flakes to catch on your eyelashes and tongues.
Piles of powder, 18-24” or more to brush off our car.
Roads all plowed throughout the days, so no need for chains to get to the grocery store.
Highways were clear wherever we drove, so took no extra time to come home.
The storm warnings kept majority of folks off the roads, so no traffic.
Kids had outdoor hot tub indoor/outdoor swimming pool to swim in twice daily.
New exciting experience for them to see and feel snow falling.

All in in all, it was a perfect spring break for them all and for us.

Never fear.
You need not be concerned or worried.
Creativity always shows a way.

Life allows us to move to where we are called to be.

I am always in the right place at the right time doing the right thing.

I have used this affirmation to remember to open my mind to positive possibilities.
Yes, there was lots of snow, but always mobility and always choice.
Be aware of what you make up and what is true.

Most of life is the illusion and projection we have made up with our minds!

Believe in Freedom and Trust it will work for you all ways and always.
Betty Lue

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Alone Time

All four little grandchildren ( 3-5 yr olds and one 4 yr. old) are in our bedroom watching cartoons, so their Daddy and 12 yr. old Gia can sleep in.
Here I am listening within and writing to you from a computer on our dresser.
Having time to yourself is important.
Learning to use the bathroom for listening within, being focused on whatever activity in which you are engaged and breathing quietly to quiet and focus your mind is important.
Use the precious time before you fall asleep and when you first awaken in the morning to focus on intention, be grateful and listen within for what is good for all concerned.

In this world of ADD and ADHD, attention deficit disorder and attention hyperactive disorder, we need to practice focusing.
We all need quiet time.
We need to spend time alone day-dreaming, imagining, visioning and meditating.
When we learn to quiet an over active mind, we learn the art of mindfulness.
In the mindful state, we are awake and aware.
We have a clear and focused mind which we can use to enjoy, be grateful, listen within for inner direction, to pray and affirm, to simply be at peace, to create new possibilities.

Life challenges us with its many distractions, disappointments and disturbances.
We have the potential to bypass and move through and around them to find a place of clarity and peace.

Now as I was writing, ………. (Many interruptions or “on purposes” from the children during this time)
We may need to wait or pause or move around the distractions and make the distractions our meditation. 
Often in life we will be called to be present and available for the people, circumstances and “work” activities of everyday life.
It is essential that we step away from judging, resenting or wishing things were different.
We must choose to do what we can do to stay at peace and in a state of Love = Freedom+Trust.

When we pause to listen inside, we find a calming clear voice that offers healing words of wisdom.
Be at Peace child.
This too shall pass.
Share your love and Peace with everyone.
The world is blessed by your love.
Harmony follows those who extend Peace to everyone.
You are here to give Love and be happy.
Choose these three and you will know bliss.

Life works for me when I continually choose to clear judgment and fear and live in love and Peace.
Life can be fun, safe and easy.

Loving you and all as one,
Betty Lue

Friday, March 25, 2011

Snowed In

What do you do when you are snowed in or stuck?
How do you feel when your mind feels slow and unclear?
How do you handle times when you must lay your plans aside and wait?
What is the best use of your time when you feel limited by life?

We can complain and worry.
We can be negative and annoyed.
We can enjoy the experience.
We can be creative and use what we have.

Yes, we are snowed in here in South Lake Tahoe with our grandchildren.
Lots of snow and wind and cold, 18 inches of fresh snow.
Cozy in our condo with lots of food in the frig. And a cake in the oven.
Grandpa playing war (card game) with 3 grandkids and I writing these loving reminders.

Songs to sing, stories to tell, games to play, food to share and lots of loving to do.
Every event is an “on purpose” and not an accident, when used for good purposes.
Only when we judge, fear and complain does life present us with self made limitation.
When we accept, forgive our resistance and enjoy the experiences, we are resilient, happy and creative.

Everything can be used to generate good.
Anything can be used to strengthen our trust.
All we do can be given to Love.
All we experience can be given to the Source of all Good for the Good of All.

Yes, plans must change.
Yes, our personal desires may not be fulfilled.
Yes, we can stay attached to our preferences and demands.
Yes, we can let go and release our mind to whatever is for the Highest Good.

We can be entertained and enjoy life.
We can be challenged and strengthen our faith.
We can feel blessed and be grateful.
We can be wise and learn from everything.

When I am snowed in or stuck someplace in my life for even a moment, I choose to pause and trust.
When I recognize plans made are not happening, I can seek to see the higher purpose.
When I notice that life is offering me unexpected choices, I can open my mind to learn.
When I have the opportunity to live in present moment with no comparison or judgment, I can enjoy.

Enjoying the time to simply be … Love.
Loving it all,
Betty Lue

A prayer a faithful reader shared with me.

Thanking the Giver of All Good Things

Dear GOD, Universal Goodness!

I want to thank You for what you have already done.
I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards.
I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better.
I'm not going to wait until people say they are sorry or they stop talking about me.
I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears.
I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves.
I am not going to wait until the children are asleep and the house is quiet.
I am not going to wait until I get promoted at work or until I get the job.
I am not going to wait until I understand everything that has caused me pain or grief.
I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed.

I am thanking you right now.
I am thanking you because I am alive.
I am thanking you because I made it through the days of difficulties.
I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.
I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.
I'm thanking you because FATHER, YOU haven't given up on me.

God is just so good, and he's good all the time

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Busy with Little Busy Bees

Five grandchildren = 3 -5 yr old girls (Sofie, Lila and Harper), 1-4 yr. old boy (Beckett) and 12 yr old Gia.

When you are doing what you enjoy, time flies.
When you are overdoing what you love, you may get tired.
When you are neglecting doing what you enjoy, you may feel deprived.
When you are doing what others enjoy and not what you enjoy, you may feel resentful.

Sometimes we do for others, but neglect ourselves thinking, we are being helpful.
However, when we have denied ourselves, we may think others will do for us.
When we are not meeting our own needs and expecting others to do for us, we usually are mistaken.
To better serve others we must serve ourselves first.

What is best for us is best for others.
This means we must take impeccable care of our whole selves in order to give our best to others.
When we take care of ourselves to the exclusion of others, we are selfish and will neglect others.
When we take care of others to the exclusion of ourselves, we are martyring and sacrificing.

Selfish behavior teaches selfishness and yields separation and lack of love.
Martyrdom and sacrifice often yields covert hostility and guilt for those receiving.
Both create feelings of inequality and lack of connection and cooperation.
More mature beings learn to forgive inappropriate behavior, giving and receiving only with gratitude.

When I find myself giving too much, I step away and listen within.
When I find I am neglecting myself, I stop and fill my own needs.
When I notice others being denied the opportunity to help, I request their cooperation.
When I want to do something I enjoy, I ask others to join me…but only if they want.

So here I am learning how to respond only with love.
When I catch the slightest reactivity, it may mean I am off purpose.
When my body hurts, it may mean I am using it without love.
When I feel tired, it many mean I have given too much.

Every moment is an opportunity to refine our choices.
As we evolve spiritually, we become more aware of when we are off purpose.
As we become more sensitive, we are called to choose again.
When we judge others or ourselves in feeling hurt, tired, neglected, etc., we get stuck in negative patterns.

It is vital that we forgive every misstep and choose again quickly and easily.
It is valuable to stay aware of our need to take impeccable care of our whole being.
It is essential to live in integrity with our higher purpose and consistently honor ourselves.
Life is fun, safe and easy when we remember to remember.

And so it is, we learn and grow and come to know perfect Love.
Betty Lue

Ten Commandments of Relationships

With mates, partners, friends, children, co-workers, etc.
Keep your agreements faithfully.
Communicate changes honestly and immediately.
Give more than you expect to receive. Do more than your “fair” share.
Receive everything with open appreciation.Express your thanks sincerely and take nothing for granted.
Live your own life in integrity and on purpose.
Clarify, communicate and live your mission, your path, your principles and values.
Be responsible for yourself, your work and live your life impeccably. Don’t expect others to pick up after you or take care of you.
Stop using, blame, criticism or guilt to control or manipulate.
Stop making demands, threats or using neediness to get your way.
Communicate effectively and respectfully.Request a time and place and tone of voice that works for both parties.
Be your best self in all circumstances.Focus always on teaching by example.
Apologize immediately when you forget or neglect.
Use your time together wisely.Focus on meaningful, positive and inspiring conversation and activities.
Spend time, money and resources only on what you value and want to increase.Waste nothing in your relationship.
No arguing, pettiness, emotional dumping or negativity.

There are many more agreements which I encourage you and your partner to write together.
I encourage all parties to take time to re-evaluate your agreements monthly or on a regular basis.
As circumstances change, there is a need to re-commit to what works for all participants.
Families need to meet to look at the specific needs of each individual to be at their best.
Couples need to ensure that the relationship is “serving all parties.”
Business partners need to return to their original agreement and consider changing roles as needed.

Life requires that we be in relationship.
With respect for ourselves and each other there is open communication.
With responsibility for the quality of our relationships, there is a willingness to seek what works for all.
With cooperation there is encouragement to listen for ways to serve the needs of everyone.
When everyone WINS, the relationships are harmonious, peaceful and enjoyable.

Betty Lue Lieber, PhD. MFT 2010

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Center of Peace

It only takes One to calm the storm.
It only takes One to stop the fighting.
It only takes One to answer the call.
I only takes One to remember the Truth.

When One is centered, others calm.
When One is wise, others learn.
When One is quiet, others listen.
When One is loving, others respond.

In every household, there is One who can guide the others to Peace.
In every business, there is One who can lead to success.
In every nation, there is One who can be the Voice of Wisdom.
In every Soul, there is a place where the One resides.

To bring our family to respect and cooperation, we can be the One.
To teach our children to be responsible, we can be the responsible One.
To guide our co-workers to honesty, effectiveness and fulfillment, we can lead by example.
To inspire those around us to live with integrity, we can be the One to live a purposeful life.

First we must set our intention.
I am willing to be the One.
We must remember our goal, our desired outcome.
I choose to live with respect, responsibility and cooperation for the Good of All.
We must practice patience, persistence and inner direction.
I am patiently and consistently encouraging, facilitating and inspiring  myself and others to fulfillment.
We must quiet ourselves and find the courage within to give what we want to have.
We must surrender our own neediness and greediness for the greater Good.
We must learn to see our world as a reflection of what needs to be healed and forgiven.

It only takes One to be the light, the example, the role model, the peacemaker.
It only takes One to live impeccably and teach respectfully and learn effectively.
It only takes One to never quit on loving kindness, on gracious generosity and faithful service.
It only takes One to give authentic wisdom, healing presence an awakened Spirit to our world.

The Great Ones have all been quiet and mature in their service to humanity.
The Awakened Ones have never stopped to consider their personal needs.
The living legends have been willing to do whatever it took to succeed.
The amazing geniuses have persisted in seeking always and only the highest possibilities.

Why not You and me?
The greatest power is Peace and Love.
The most attractive leader/teacher/healer is happy and confident.
The most effective learner is quiet, persistent and willing to listen.

Let’s begin here.
Loving us all as One.
Betty Lue

In Tahoe snow with 5 grandchildren!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Play and Work

Taking our Grandchildren to Lake Tahoe will be both play and work.
Such is much of my life.
What the world sees as play, can be more like work.
What many see as work, for me is Play.

I call a life that is both a life of PLORK.
Always fun, safe and easy when I am happy.
Sometimes not so fun and more difficult when I over give or try to hard.
My intention is to be happy with everything I do.
And do as I feel is a gift of love in my heart.
When I live this way, I stay in love and happy.
This is truly a life of PLORK, play and work.

Loving you in playing more at all you do.
Be happy and enjoy life,
Betty Lue

Monday, March 21, 2011

All Your Problems Have Been Solved…….

When you trust they have been solved……
Can you imagine what your life would be if you knew all your problems have been solved?
Can you feel what it would be like if your were totally at peace with the way your life is?
Can you guess what might be your response if you knew everything really is in Divine Order?

Is it possible that the problems, worries and fears we hold in our minds create them in our “reality”?
Is it conceivable that cause and effect are one and the same?
Can you consider that you are the creator of all you are experiencing ?
Have you ever guessed that you are making up your perceptions of the life you have?

If the metaphysicians are correct, what we see is a projection of our inner reality.
If the spiritual wizards are correct, everything outside is a reflection of our thoughts.
If the science is demonstrating that the observer is affecting what is observed, maybe we are responsible.
Perhaps it is time to experiment with these notions to see if there is some truth here.

Begin with clearing your mind of what you believe is impossible.
Forgive your judgments on yourself for the past experiences you have had.
Open your heart to the possibility that all is well and you can be grateful for the blessings from it all.
Take breaks from your judging and fearful mind to consciously choose to forgive and love everything.

Keep on watching and observing the positive, happy, healing and even miraculous changes that occur.
Celebrate everyone miracle or notable change with full appreciation
Thank You Goodness.
Oh My Goodness.

When you find an area in which it is difficult to change your belief, simply give it to Good.
May this also be used for Goodness Sake and may miracles abound for all concerned.

Share with me your feedback on changes in your health, your relationships, and your finances.
Trust that you can be the change you want to see.

I know together we can and are transforming our world.

Blessings abound,
Betty Lue

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Spring today!

Plant Seeds of Wisdom in Your Consciousness

No matter what the weather, we are growing a garden in our lives.
No matter what the thoughts, we are planting them in our minds.
No matter what we want to blame, we are choosing what we experience.
No matter what we think, we are the gardeners of our soul.

When we plant corn, we grow corn.
When we plant weeds, we grow weeds.
When we plant blessings, we grow blessings.
When we plant gossip, we grow gossip.

What have you planted recently?
Have you taken a look at your mission, your purpose and goals?
Have you asked yourself what you really want to be, do and have?
Have you looked inside and out at what is growing inside you now?

The springtime of our soul follows the dark and cold winter.
The spring is a time in which we feel vitality and enthusiasm, hope and joy abound.
The spring is the time to take a look at the fields of your unlimited consciousness.
This is the time to wake up and plow your fields with an eye to what is to be planted in your life.

When we take impeccable care with ourselves, we live impeccably.
When we neglect ourselves, we look, feel and live with neglect.
When we fill our minds with nothingness, we feel like nothing.
When we fill our hearts with gratitude and love, we feel rich with appreciation and joy.

Life works for us, when we give up idle chatter in thought and word.
Life works through us, when we engage in meaningful activities of participation and contribution.
Life feeds us abundantly, when we have been good stewards of life’s unlimited resources.
Life feeds those we encounter, when we share the abundant blessings of wisdom with everyone.

The joy in life is watching it work in our lives as we learn to work with the natural flow.
Conserve when there is less. Invest when there is more.
Give thanks with trust and sharing no matter what the flow.
And there will always be more to share.

Enjoy this spring.
See the beauty that it brings.
Know that what you see
Reflects the light in you and me.

I am loving you in loving the goodness you are planting in our world today.
You are a conscious gardener in my life.
Keep up the Good work.
Know you are loved.

Betty Lue

Garden Song by David Mallett

Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe
And a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row
Someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below
'Til the rain comes tumbling down

Pulling weeds and pickin' stones
Man is made from dreams and bones
Feel the need to grow my own
'Cause the time is close at hand
Grain for grain, sun and rain
Find my way in nature's chain
To my body and my brain
To the music from the land

Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe
And a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row
Someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below
'Til the rain comes tumbling down

Plant your rows straight and long
Thicker than with pray'r and song
Mother Earth will make you strong
If you give her love and care
Old crow watchin' hungrily
From his perch in yonder tree
In my garden I'm as free
As that feathered thief up there

Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe
And a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row
Someone bless the seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below
'Til the rain comes tumbling down

'Til the rain comes tumbling down

Every spring we must choose what is inspiring and feeds our mind, body and soul.
Choose wisely and well.  Your whole life depends on it!  

Betty Lue

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Planting Seeds

Full Moon today at 11:10 AM PDT.
Increase in intensity of our emotional state.

Full moons are often used as a time to harvest  and appreciate what you have planted.
The best way to notice what you may have consciously and unconsciously previously planted is by what you currently see in your life.  We each have carefully or carelessly chosen to plant seeds of wisdom and truth or ignorance and deception.

The full moon is a time to choose between fear and love, resentment and forgiveness, chaos and grace.  The wise choose wisely.
The ignorant choose what is popular and superficial.
The wounded choose whatever they believe will defend their position.

How do we consciously choose to think, speak and behave with wisdom?
The answers we seek, we find and attract further proof.
What we choose returns to us, often amplified by our judgments, fear and passion.
The world we see is not the reality of the original creation, but the reflection of our own creative process.  Its spontaneous and often erratic changes reflect the spontaneous and often erratic changes of humanity.

As people who think and emote, judge and defend and sometimes ignore and resist, we have engendered and perceived a world of thoughts and emotions, judgments and defenses, ignorance and resistance.
It is through our choice to realize and be response-able that we can forgive all this and choose again for a world of  ease and simplicity, kindness and delight, compassion and peace.

When we have forgiven all mistakes, limiting beliefs, preordained justifications, opinions, projections and explanations, we can freely choose to create what we really prefer.
As long as we are trying to eradicate weeds, we will have weeds.
As long as we try to grow stronger defenses against the Highest Truth, we will behold resistance.
For what we resist and avoid increases with our conscious attention and fear.

When we see that seeds planted with wisdom and love, grow naturally and easily, we are at peace.
When we know we can trust in the natural creative process, we can let go and let Good grow.
When we realize that all things work together for Good, we will stop complaining and avoiding.
When we recognize our power is in the healing love an ability to choose, we will trust.

Consider simply making a list of what you want to grow in the next week, month and year.
Consider actively forgiving (make a list and release) all that we have that we are willing to undo.
Consider taking responsibility for the creative seeds you have planted and the garden you tend.
Consider being willing to easily undo what no longer is true for you. Step away with your blessing.

Life in this physical “reality” is about learning to be a conscious, effective and productive gardener.
Life in these bodies, tools for conscious communication and love, is a grand experiment to teach us.
Life on Planet Earth is a gift when seen as a canvas on which we can paint what we love and enjoy.
Life with free will is a creative process in which we can choose whatever we want to be, do and have.

Enjoy planting seeds of wisdom and watching what grows.
Remember always to plant what you want to receive.
Be grateful this is so.

Loving us all,  

Betty Lue

Thursday, March 17, 2011

What Do You Believe?

What you believe, you make true for you.
The mind sees what it believes.
You choose evidence to prove that you are RIGHT.
Your mind seeks to deny or eliminate anything that does not fit with what it believes.

People choose attorneys, doctors, teachers, scientists who confirm their beliefs.
People avoid listening to or make wrong anyone who disagrees with their position.
People choose to make themselves right collecting evidence that they are correct.
People often would rather be “right” than be happy.

A profound pieces of wisdom I was given years ago was: “Hold no position!” 

I learned that stating my “opinion” once clearly and honestly  and then letting it go gave me the best opportunity to listen and learn, to consider and understand, to forgive and respect the other.
I learned through experimenting it was a tool that would allow me to be an effective parent, partner, coach, consultant, student, teacher and valued friend.
I discovered it was a key ingredient to helping others be more open and willing to listen and learn.
Most of all, I experienced it allowed me to be consistently happy and at peace.

Fighting for what we believe is often taught and esteemed.
Being willing to relinquish or damage relationships for our beliefs seems ineffective to me.
I have learned that the best way to heal and help, learn and grow, create peace and harmony, is to be open.
I have discovered that the most flexible, willing and understanding beings are the best change agents.

FEAR= False Evidence Appearing Real.
What we believe, we see or we create or we attract or we make right and true for everyone.
It is difficult for the mind to understand that our thoughts create.
It is fearful for people to take responsibility for their thoughts, their creations and their experiences.

One way to undo what we do not want to be true is to change our beliefs.
We can use forgiveness to erase the errors in our mind.
We can use affirmations to clear out the old and open to the new.
We can use denials to convince our minds that what we formerly believed is no longer valid.

Ask yourself if your beliefs are best for you and those around you.
Question whether your thoughts are creating what you want to be true.
Explore the possibility that you may have created from fear rather than from love.
Encourage yourself to change your mind to find and create more happy and peaceful experiences.

Healing comes from changing our mind to thoughts of peace and goodness.
Helping comes from being willing to serve only what is good for everyone.
Service comes from giving to what is Loving and best for everyone.
Peace comes from being willing always and only to create with loving thoughts.

Use the magic of your mind today to blow the clouds of fear and doubt away.
Today you can and will choose what is good for you and all concerned.
In doing this with your mind, you will create a world that is good for all.
Loving you in seeking only what is highest and best for everyone.
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.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

No Blame, No Guilt

Do not blame anyone. 
Blame serves only to amplify and increase the errors.
Do not hold guilt.
Guilt serves only to make you sick and limit your creative correction.

Correcting mistakes comes from feeling open, willing and capable.
Changing our behavior comes from learning, letting go and ability to try something different.
Correcting and changing behaviors, attitudes and choices comes from openness, creativity and willingness.
Where we doubt ourselves or are afraid of making another mistake, we contract and lose our flexibility.

When we are afraid of disapproval, criticism, correction and blame, we shut down and get stuck.
When we are secure in being loved, respected, trusted and appreciated, we open and make new choices.
When we are judging, loathing and ashamed of ourselves, we believe we are incapable and unlovable.
When we are loving, trusting and respecting ourselves, we know we are able and willing to choose again.

Consider the possibility that the usual teachings which engender judgment, criticism, disapproval and fear are all impotent, limiting and ineffective in creating positive change.
Consider the possibility that when we judge or are judged, we get stuck in our errors.
Consider that we are most effective in facilitating change by seeing the best and appreciating the rest.
Perhaps the errors we see in ourselves and others are simply due to criticizing what we do not want.

Appreciation or positive reinforcement is the most effective method of inspiring change in another.
Joy and Love are the best rewards for those who are seeking to do their best.
Let us forgive ourselves for employing ineffective methods of trying to make changes.
Let us erase our repeating past history and incurring stuckness. 
Let us forgive our fears, our guilt and blame.
Let us clear all that blocks our love and appreciation.
Let us choose today to give our best and trust others are doing their best as well.
Let us begin within to blow away the clouds and let the sun shine in us and through us.

Life can be fun, safe and easy when we know we can make the changes we want to see.
Let go and let it be peaceful and happy in your inner weather.
Loving you,  

Betty Lue

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What Does My World Need From Me?

So much fear and sorrow!
Too much pain and tragedy.
Separation, loss, attack and violence.
Tumultuous times with intense change.

All of this is a call for LOVE.

How does Love look?
What does Love say?
How does Love respond?

More Love means: 

More inner peace.
More trust.
More tolerance.
More honesty.
More patience.
More defenselessness.
More gentleness.
More open-mindedness.
More kindness.
More faithfulness.
More joy.

When in doubt, love more.

When we withdraw our love, fear increases for all.
When we judge or criticize, love is limited and peace diminishes.
When we deny love to anyone by using guilt or blame, our world seems darker.

This is the temporary land of mistakes, illusions, forgetfulness, unconsciousness, stuckness……..
Everyone is here to learn.

We only learn as much as we are willing to learn without fear of abandonment or punishment.
When we are afraid of retribution, we try to be perfect and pretend to be “right”.

Our need to be right is a defense against the Truth.
Our pretense to be perfect is our denial of fear.

Our real need is to be happy.
Our real truth is we are remembering to Love.

My world needs my unconditional Love.

My world needs me to forgive and Love my Self unconditionally.
When I am fully and consciously loving, trusting and respecting me, I can fully Love others.
When I a truly unconditionally Loving others, fear diminishes and Love returns.

All is well.
Loving you and mea and all humanity as we remember Love and return to Wholeness.
Betty Lue

The more I love, trust and respect myself, the more I love, trust and respect others.
The more I love, trust and respect myself, the more others love, trust and respect me.
The more I love, trust and respect myself, the more others love, trust and respect themselves.
The more I love, trust and respect myself, the more others love, trust and respect others.

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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

What Is Working in Your Life?

Are you working for You or are you working for someone or something else?
Are you working for your Good or to get by?
Are you giving life your best or hoping life gives you the best?
Are you working on avoiding, stopping or fixing something or working to be your best?

What we work for will be the result of our work?
Who we work for will be the boss or authority in the work we do?
Do you work for money or let your money work for you?
We can see ourselves as slaves to our job and bills or letting our life work for us and support us.

When it is time to go to “work”, are you excited about what you “get” to do?
Are you curious about what new you will learn or contribute today to someone or some project?
Are you open  and willing to see how you can start alive, alert and super conscious?
Are you happy to be learning, growing, contributing and giving wherever you are called?

Life can be a chore or a boar.
Life can be a heaven or a hell.
Life can be a gift or a curse.
Life can be an opportunity or obligation.

We have a choice about how we perceive what we do each day.
We can see it all as effort and trial or expansion and blessing.
We can give ourselves credit and kudos or criticism and demerits.
We can enjoy each moment and what it brings or we can avoid the lessons, challenges and learning.

Let us consider the possibility that our real work is unique to us.
As we work for Good, we receive Goodness.
As we work for Love, we receive Love.
As we work with Joy, we experience Joy.

Life is as positive as we create it to be.
Life is a journey and adventure into realizing our strength, power and potential.
Use your life well and you will be well.
Use your mind and attitude to heal the past and look with joy on today.

I am loving us all as we do the work we have volunteered to be and do.
Bless you,  

Betty Lue

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What Are You Choosing?

What do you choose to think?
What do you choose to say?
What do you choose to do?
You are the chooser.

Your choices create.
What are you creating with your thoughts?
What are you creating with your words?
What are you creating with your actions?

How are you judging your life?
How are you feeling about your choices?
What guilt or blame co you have about your thoughts, words and actions?
Judgment and guilt creates more of the same.

Forgive all judgment, blame and guilt.
Confess and bless all mistakes.
Undo what is no longer true for you.
Relinquish all attack on yourself or others.

When we can see clearly without emotional attachment, we can simply choose again.
When we can let go of our history and step into the present, we can create anew.
When we see what really is, we recognize every mistake is something we are learning.
When we are at peace with the choices and changes in life, it is fun, safe and easy to let go.

Remember that you have choice.
Remember that everything can be undone.
Remember that forgiveness and love heal.
Remember that we are sovereign and not victims of the world we see.

Let us awaken with enthusiasm that we can see and choose will we seek to be.
Let us enjoy our choices and the opportunity to express what is true for us.
Let us think and say and do what really matters.
Let us be love in our world as we create what is loving for all.

Life is for giving.
You are the gift.
It is in giving yourself that you recognize the gift you are.
So give yourself freely and you will realize the gift of yourself.

Loving you,  

Betty Lue

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Your Life!

It is your life.
What are you going to do with it?
This is your time and space and energy.
How are you going to use it?

It seems many have learned we have to go along with others.
We think we have to seek approval of authority figures-parents, teachers, partners, government, friends.
It seems some have learned to play it cool, keep a low profile, don’t do too much and limit ourselves.
And there are those who are simply afraid of attention, criticism, responsibility and crucifixion.

What are you willing to do to have an abundant life, a successful life, a happy life?
What do you want more than you want to play it safe and small?
What do you want to do to feel really good about yourself?
What do you want to accomplish, achieve, contribute and discover?

Life is a grand and unlimited opportunity to create and do and be and have whatever you desire.
First envision and believe.
Next let yourself really desire and commit to your passion.
Then plan and prepare step by step.
Dare to do it and enjoy it and be thankful for it.

This weekend I am with a group of retreata snts at the Reunion Lake House.
We are focusing on our loves and our wants, our purpose and our goals.
We are clearing our delays, detours, distractions and disappointments.
We are observing ourselves and our willingness to be responsible for our choices and creations.

Life is meant to be and Exploratorium and learning laboratory.
Use it wisely and well.
Pay attention and learn easily and quickly.
Enjoy every moment with no regrets.

See you wonderful your life can be when you see it all as a gift to yourself.

Loving you, loving you,
Betty Lue
Purpose Exercise
To bring your purpose to life, you need to make a declaration of your values and describe the things, people, attitudes and objectives that are important to you. This is a quick exercise to help you uncover your purpose.
List 5 answers under each set of questions.

What do I love to do?

What makes me the happiest?
What is my secret ambition?
What has given me the most satisfaction in the past?
What excites me about life?
1      _________________________________________
2      _________________________________________
3      _________________________________________
4      _________________________________________
5      _________________________________________

What am I good at?

What have others told me I was good at?
In what areas of life have I excelled?
What are some of my strengths?
1      _________________________________________
2      _________________________________________
3      _________________________________________
4      _________________________________________
5      _________________________________________

What is important to me?

What would I be willing to sacrifice for?
What do I stand for?
What would I commit myself for regardless of the obstacles?
1      _________________________________________
2      _________________________________________
3      _________________________________________
4      _________________________________________
5      _________________________________________

What was I born to do?

Where in life can I make a difference?
What unique opportunities have been placed in my path?
What specifically does God want me to do?
1      _________________________________________
2      _________________________________________
3      _________________________________________
4      _________________________________________
5      _________________________________________

Based on the answers above, develop a short paragraph outlining your purpose. Take the three top priorities from the four areas to which you just committed answers. Construct a statement that explains what you are beginning to sense in your purpose. This can be a work in progress. What is important is to commit to something in writing. Your purpose can be anything you want it to be and it can include anything that is important to you.

My Purpose Statement:


Friday, March 11, 2011

When There Is A Disaster..........

Send out Prayers of Peace and Comfort to all those who are impacted by the earthquakes and tsunami’s.

What do you do?

What is your holy and healing part?
Many just react with fear and do nothing.
Some worry and prepare for their own disaster.
Some simply collapse into despair.

When there is a tragedy, a death, a problem, an illness or unexpected event, what do you do?
Most people are not prepared to do anything constructive or healing, so they do nothing.
Many people add their own fear and hysteria, stirring fear in others.
Some prepare mentally for their own impending doomsday predictions.

To find you healing purpose, this is a question to ask yourself:

What are you prepared to do to be helpful to others around you?
Are you prepared to comfort and reassure?
Are you available to offer services and resources?
Can you contribute monies or helpful work?
Are you willing to send healing energy?
Are you able to pray for guidance and direction?
Do you send calming messages?
Can you provide meals and safe places to rest?
Do you know some alternative healing techniques.
Do you have skills which can give shelter, food or save lives?
Can you comfort children, the disables and elderly?
Are you good at  bringing people to peace through words or deeds?

Each one of us can provide what will benefit others.
When we are not prepared, we may be a distraction or hurt rather than heal.
Each of us can contribute to the Good that is needed at this time and all time.
Make a choice to bring a Voice of Peace, Comfort and Healing.

This is your healing and holy purpose on Earth.
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

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Why Are You Hiding?

My inner guidance and my sharing with total love and delight in Who We Really Are!

“Why do you insist on wearing clouds of darkness and the shroud of death.
I see your Light and I feel your Love.
Why do you hold the shield of resentment, resistance and defensiveness?
I see your Peace and I feel your Joy.

Who taught you the faulty protection of withholding your Love?
How did you learn to relinquish your true identity to live in fear?
What created your ignorance and stubborn clinging to flimsy excuses?
Why not let go and live in the Light of your Goodness and Love?

Forsake your weak emotional outbursts.
Release your guilt and shame.
Undo the pictures of the past.
Step forward in Love and with Grace.

The One who attacks will always fear counter attack.
You need not fear when you clear away the world’s deceitful ways.
You need no longer render yourself impotent playing these childish games.
Simply bathe in the light of your forgiveness.

Cast away thoughts that are not yours.
Remember the Love that is in your heart.
Know no thing and no thought
Can keep you apart from the Good in You.

Come out. come out wherever you are.
I behold a Star in You.
Star Light, Star Bright.
I love the star I see tonight.

You are the Light.
You are the Love.
Let it be and you will see.
All will be well with You and me.”

We need not be afraid.
We need not be angry.
We need not be hurt.
We need not be confused.

Wherever there is lack of Love, there is always a call for Love.
Wherever there is a lack of understanding, there is always a call for understanding.
Wherever there is a lack of assurance, there is always a call for reassurance.
Wherever we see a need, it is ours to fill.

I am loving you,  

Betty Lue

I see You....the Light in You.
I know You...the Love in You.
I love You...we are here to Love one another.
I can love you as I love me, being Loved by You.
As One we come to God.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Picky, Selfish and Bossy

As a child I was taught never to be picky, selfish or bossy.
As I developed spiritually, I recognized these qualities all had value for the work I am here to do.
As I was able to see how the admonitions of parents and religious teachings limit our self realization, I chose to free myself from what is not helpful or supportive for an inspired and truly loving life.
In 1982, I became aware that my salvation and success required me to be picky, selfish and bossy.

Traditional Christian religions and most others as well, encourage followers to be selfless, accepting and of service. I too aspired to be “nice”, helpful and accommodating.  Sound familiar to your psyche?
While facilitating a group process regarding parental programming, I realized that while I was love dand given free choice as a child, the implied teachings were to serve others by being undemanding, compliant, and honestly unselfish.

As a spiritual leader and teacher and CEO of a non-profit service organization, I needed to allow myself to be meticulous in my choices to serve all the people.  I could not serve well by simply conforming to the average or ordinary. I needed to take impeccable care of myself, recognizing that I am a role model for others to follow.  By giving myself the best, I am inspiring others to do the same.  To lead I needed to be confident, determined and provide clarity in my decisions, thus appearing being the boss or leader.

What if those with similar teachings are victimizing ouselves by letting others lead us.
What if by not being selective, we have our integrity with our own values in our world.
What if by not honoring our own needs, we have taught others to neglect and deny themselves.
What if we have ignored the path of moderation where we can live in integrity each moment.

Whenever we make a rule, pass judgment, decide for others, we are interfering with natural learning.
We need to set rules and sometimes break rules to do what is highest and best for all concerned.
Listening to others rules make work when we need the partnership more than our own integrity.
Conforming without consideration for our Truth may be helpful to avoid conflict or disagreement.
But when we get stuck in unconscious habits, we neglect growth and transformation, freedom and trust.

Consider where you are out of integrity with your own values, spiritual wisdom and desire, you may feel upset, unhappy, sick or simply get angry with others non-conformity.
Perhaps now it the time to step out of our outworn ideas and unconscious habits to avoid friction.
Perhaps we can all clear the way to choose again to begin with honoring ourselves and our learning.
Perhaps we can choose in each relationships and situation what is highest and best for all.

With trust in our Higher Self and freedom to choose again,
Betty Lue

Prayer from today’s Unity Daily Word:

Help me walk a path of renewal.
I lift up my old life for purification, confident a new life rises from those ashes.
I release every limitation I believe is true about my worth and power, my beauty and creativity.
I sweep away every debt I believe anyone owes me.
I cast off every condemnation I carry.
I pray with an open heart. releasing limits, wisdom, understanding and peace with grace.
For the gifts of my journey of purification and renewal, I am grateful.

Selfish, Picky and Bossy
from The Tao of Robert 1988

Vision creates life.
Without knowing the self,
Vision is impossible.
Without living the self,
Its clarity is lost.
Without expanding the self to embrace all,
Its expression is limited.
The selfish,
Knowing their Oneness,
Create abundant life.

Vision creates perfection.
Without a clear desire,
Vision is diluted.
Without demanding all,
Its power is diminished.
Without attention to the smallest detail,
Its beauty fades.
The picky,
Knowing the value of perception,
Create perfect life.

Vision creates manifestation.
Without a strong will,
Vision is wasted.
Without responsibility,
Its potential is unexpressed.
Without a willingness to see it through,
Its service is limited.
The leaders,
Willing to demand the best of all,
Create meaningful life.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Canary in the Coal Mine

Are you sensitive?
Do you feel when the slightest thing is off for you?
Are you aware of negativity or other’s pain?
Have you become increasingly sensitive to what works and doesn’t work for you?

As we clear our past pain and defenses with forgiveness, we notice what is left more.
As we release our own issues and become truly peaceful, we notice the slightest conflict.
As we are usually happy, even the tiniest guilt, fear or judgment feels overwhelming.
When we have cleared the big rocks out of our consciousness, the tiniest pebble hurts.

The canary metaphor is about using the most sensitive to discern where there is toxicity.
When the canary dies in the coal mine, the miners know to get out!
When the infant cries for “no” reason, we need to listen for the thoughts or energies present.
When we find ourselves feeling unexpectedly uncomfortable, we need to notice what is wrong.

As we become more aware, we notice what is “right” for us.
As we grow spiritually, we notice what no longer supports our wellness and happiness.
As we forgive and release our inner fears and history, we notice the fears of others more.
As we clear our own consciousness, we can feel when anothers’ ‘hell’ intersects with our heaven.

Rather than become numb to people and environment as we evolve spiritually, we are more aware.
When we react with defensiveness and fear, we create more of the same in our self protection.
When we respond with forgiveness and love, we easily choose to step away and choose what is best.
When we react with fear, we increase our fear.
When we respond with love, we strengthen our Love.

Take time to listen to your sensitive self.
Give kindness and respect for your inner truth.
Be patient in making decisions that are “right” for you.
Let go of allowing others to judge or guide you in their ways.

Listen to your inner Truth.
Respect your Self.
Respond to your Self.
Love your Self, mistakes and all.

When we deny ourselves anything, we either feel hurt and angry or we feel neglected and unloved.

Give yourself the consciousness to choose wisely and well for you.
The world will benefit when you are true to your own inner guidance.
Love yourself Well today and you will be loving me and all.

Blessings of gratitude and joy in your willingness to take Good care of the Real You.
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, March 07, 2011

Creating Your Own Heaven Here

I recently had another “aha” from my personal inner guidance which I listen for each morning.
While it is not unusual to learn something new or be reminded, this caused me to be more aware.
The experience we have at home and work and in our relationships is what we have created with thought.
When we are happy and forgiving, we can easily create our own paradise or heavenly experience.

When we have created our own heaven, we are to enjoy and be grateful.
When we have created our own hell, we are to forgive and choose again.
When we are living in someone else’s creation, we are to step away and create our own.
When we have what we want and step into someone else’s creation to correct or change it, we do not allow them to take full responsibility of what they have created from their beliefs and thoughts.

It is important not to allow others thoughts to interfere with our own.
It is important to stop interfering with others’ creations with our contradictory thoughts or choices.
We each learn best from exploring our own creative reality.
We can demonstrate to others by forgiving our mistakes and choosing again for happiness.

I can see how simply allowing people to learn from their mistakes is beneficial.
When we take responsibility for our creations without others’ condemnation, we can change easily.
When we let people have what the lifestyle they have chosen, they can own it as their choice.
When we blame, criticize, create guilt, it is more likely they will choose the same thing again.

Infants experiment through trial and error with what works.
They are seeking to be happy.
When we tolerate behavior to make someone happy and are not happy ourselves, everyone is confused.
When we try to accommodate another’s demands, and are unhappy, we have deceived both of us.

I notice when I clean up someone else’s mess, they usually recreate the same mess.
When I ask people how they feel about their mess, they will tell me their truth (if I am neutral.)
When they feel happy with their “messes”, why do I need to change them?
When they feel unhappy about their “messes”, their self observation may inspire them to clean it up.

It must be very confusing to those children and adults who are trying to juggle paradoxical desires.
What Mom wanted and what wife wants, if different, can be totally upsetting.
When our world wisdom wants one thing and our spiritual wisdom wants another, what do we do?
Choosing to please ourselves by being happy and forgiving our mistaken choices for happiness is key.

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
When we forgive all “mistakes” and simply choose to be happy, we begin to see what is right for us.
When we are right with ourselves and please ourselves and truly are at home with ourselves, we are happy.
Perhaps is time for each of us to create our own Heaven, safe haven and happy home.

I am totally appreciating the peace I create for myself wherever I go.
I am grateful that I choose supportive people, places and activities to live at peace.
I am enjoying the safety, sanity and serenity I have created in my life.
I am happy and at home in the heaven of my inner creation.

Loving you and reminding us all to create what we really want here and now!
Betty Lue

Twelve Daily Steps To Optimistic Living

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