Friday, August 31, 2012

Making Choices

When we choose from fear, our choices are limited.  
When we choose from trust, our choices are infinite.

When we choose what is Good for everyone, all win.
When we choose our way and being right, all lose.
Choices that are made from listening within and letting Love lead the way, everyone wins.
Choices made listening to opinions, beliefs and our own righteousness, no one wins.

It is a wise person who listens for creative inspiration in problem-solving.
It is a foolish person that keeps doing the same thing over and over and gets the same results.
When what we do is not working, we are on notice to stop and do something else
Stop talking, stop imagining, stop behaving in ways that are ineffective.

We get stuck with outdated and ineffective choices when we want to be right.
We get stuck with doing the same thing over and over, when we don’t know what else to do.
We stop being creative and responsive in the present, because we judge what we have done in the past.
When we forgive the past mistakes, limiting beliefs and faulty thinking, we can choose again without fear.

Creative solutions occur when we are open and willing.
Creative solutions come easily, when we see things differently.
Creative solutions are natural when we judge nothing and seek possibilities.
Creative solutions are generated from the higher wisdom within our authentic selves.

When we feel stuck, we are judging ourselves.
When we feel limited, we have believed the world of limitation.
When we feel lacking, we think what we have learned impoverished thinking.
When we feel little or less than others, we are buying into worldly comparison.

Only forgiving and undoing our thinking will set us free.
Only trusting in the power and presence of an unlimited Source can open the way.
Only allowing the world of limit, lack and littleness  to be incorrect will awaken us to a higher Truth.
Only by releasing the blocks of awareness to the Presence of Love can we see our real choices..

When we decide for Good for All, there is no limit.
When we decide for Love, there is the realization of perfect Trust.
When we decide for Happiness, our joy blesses our world.
When we decide for Peace, we bring peace to every mind.

Make decisions that benefit everyone and you will be blessed with Love, Happiness and Peace,
Loving you,
Betty Lue

When you have learned how to decide with God,  all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. 
There is no effort, and you will be led  as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer.
A Course in Miracles T-14.IV.6:1-2

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, August 30, 2012

Good and Evil

Is there only good?
What is bad?
Is there an opposite to good?
What is evil and the devil and disease and suffering and death?

It has been a subject of much debate between traditional religious thinking and new thought.
See below the five principles of Unity Church, a new thought movement begun in the late 1800’s by Charles and Myrtle Filmore.

A Course in Miracles indicates that the world of Meaninglessness in which we live is made-up, an illusion, which we created from a place of fear and guilt, resentment and karma.
This is a radical idea for those of us who grew up in the traditional Christian Church.
However, consider the possibility that what is true is unchanging.

Consider that God is Love and Love is Eternal.
Consider that Love can only create Love.
Consider that God can only create Good.
Perhaps by our very nature, we are Love and we are Good.

Therefore what is bad, evil, fear and hatred, is an error in our thoughts and in our perception.
Consider that we are and we experience what we think.
Consider that when we think there is disease and suffering and evil and duality, there will be.
And if this is true we can change all this by changing our minds and our beliefs and perceptions.

This means my only function is changing my mind.
My only function is forgiving all thought of anything but God and Good and Love and Peace.
Perhaps when I am willing to trust, I will know only Peace.
And when I know only peace I will extend only peace.

When I am ready, willing and able to remember the Love in me and know only Holiness, I see yours.
When I am open to releasing all thought that there is something to be changed and fixed, I will trust.
When I can instantly forgive all experiences that are whole and holy, I will be healed and whole.
When I free myself from the need to believe and belong in the world I see, I will remember and awaken.

Just consider…….
Feel free to share with me….
I am open and willing to listen,
Loving you with trust and freedom,
Betty Lue

New Thought teaches 5 Basic Unity Principles
1.  God Is—There is only one Presence and one Power as the universe and as my life, God the Good, Omnipotence.
2.  I AM — Our essence is God; therefore, we are inherently good.
3.  Thoughts Create — We are creators as God, creating reality through thoughts held in mind.
4.  Align With God — Through prayer and meditation, we align our heart and mind with God. Denials and affirmations are tools we use.
5.  Live It — Through thoughts, words and actions, we live the Truth we know.
God is Love.   •   I am Love.   •   Thought creates Love.
Align with Love.   •   Live in Love.
I Am Love In The World
Adult Version:
1.   There is only one Presence and one Power active as the universe and as my life, God the Good.
2.   Our essence is God; therefore, we are inherently good. This God essence, called the Christ, was fully expressed in Jesus.
3.   We are creators as God, creating reality through thoughts held in mind.
4.   Through prayer and meditation, we align our heart-mind with God. Denials and affirmations are tools we use.
5.   Through thoughts, words and actions, we live the Truth we know.

Children’s Version:
1.   God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
2.   I am naturally good because God’s Divinity is in me and in everyone.
3.   I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
4.   Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
5.   I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference!

The five basic ideas that make up the New Thought belief system are:

1.   God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere.
God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
There is only one Presence and one Power active as the universe and as my life, God the Good.
God, Divine Mind, is the Source and Creator of all. There is no other enduring power. The nature of God is absolute good; therefore, all manifestations partake of good. What is called "evil" is a limited or incomplete expression of God or good. Evil's origin is ignorance.

2.   We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good.
I am naturally good because God's Divinity is in me and in everyone.
Our essence is of God; therefore, we are inherently good. This God essence, called the Christ, was fully expressed in Jesus.
We are spiritual beings, ideas in the Mind of God, created in God's image and likeness. The ideal expression for every human being is the pattern every person is seeking to bring forth. Each individual manifests the Christ in his or her own unique fashion. The perfect expression of the Christ is, therefore, different for each person.

3.   We create our life experiences through our way of thinking.
I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
We are co-creators with God, creating reality through thoughts held in mind.
Jesus was a special person in history who expressed perfection and thereby became the Christ, or Jesus Christ. He was a Teacher who demonstrated the importance of thoughts, words, and deeds in shaping the life and world of the individual.

4.   There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our connection to God.
Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
Through prayer and meditation, we align our heart-mind with God. Denials and affirmations are tools we use.
Jesus' teaching was based on prayer, which to Him was conscious communion with God. Preparation for prayer involves the use of the spoken word, the creative power of God, which is made practical through denials and affirmations. Unity teaches that repeated use of statements of Truth (denials and affirmations) establishes right patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. This is one way individuals use the creative power of God to take dominion over mind, body, and affairs.

5.   Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.
I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference!
Through thoughts, words and actions, we live the Truth we know.

5 Unity Principles and the Bible
1. God is good
God is absolute good and everywhere present.
There is only One Power and One Presence active in the universe and in my life, God, the Good, Omnipotent.
God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere.
Biblical reference: 
Deuteronomy 6:4-5
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Ephesians 4: 4-6
4 There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to one hope when you were called-- 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

2. People are good
Since humans are made in the image of God, they have a spark of divinity within them and therefore are inherently good also.
Our essence is of God; therefore, we are inherently good. This God essence was fully expressed in Jesus, the Christ.
We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good.
Biblical reference: 
John 10:30
30 The Father and I are one.
John 10:34
34 Jesus answered them: “Is it not written in your law, ‘I have said you are gods’?” 
John 14:20
20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
Genesis 1:27
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
3. Thoughts create experiences
Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thoughts.
We are co-creators with God, creating reality through thoughts held in mind.
We create our life experiences through our way of thinking.
Biblical reference: 
Galatians 6:7
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Proverbs 23:7
7 For as he thinketh within himself, so is he.
Matthew 7:7
7 Ask and it will be given to you; search and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.

4. Prayer is connection
Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity and everything good.
Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our connection to God.
Biblical reference: 
Matthew 6:6
6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Thessalonians 5:17
17 pray continually.
Mark 11:24
24 So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.
John 15:7-8
7 If you abide in m, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit.
5. Action is needed
Knowing and understanding the laws of life—also called truth—is not enough. A person must live the truth that he or she knows.
Through thoughts, words and actions, we live in the truth we know.
Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.
Biblical reference: 
James 2:14-18
Faith and Deeds
14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.
John 13:17
17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.


The Five Basic Principles of the Unity Movement

1. God is good.
God is the principle of absolute goodness, everywhere equally present.

2. People are good.
We are made in the image/likeness of God. We have the spark of divinity within us therefore we are also inherently good.

3. Thoughts create experiences.
We create our experiences by the activity of our thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought.

4. Prayer is the connection.
Affirmative Prayer is the activity that heightens our connection with God, revealing truth, wisdom, and clarity, and bringing about healing, prosperity and good to all who pray believing.

5. Action is needed.
Knowing the truth is not enough. Once we know the truth, we must live the truth we know - "Be a light unto humanity".

Fillmores' great-granddaughter Connie Fillmore Bazzy,
The Five Principles
  1. God is Absolute Good, everywhere present.
  2. Human beings have a spark of divinity within them, the Christ spirit within. Their very essence is of God, and therefore they are also inherently good.
  3. Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought.
  4. Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God-Mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity and everything good. 
Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the truth that he or she knows.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What Is Stopping You?

See Homework at the bottom to get you going!!

What blocks your way?
What keeps you stuck?
What prevents you from doing what you really want?
What makes you interferes with your happiness and success?

What gives you an excuse to quit?
What frustrates and makes you mad?
What are you using to confuse you?
What are you conflicts with your best interest?

Are you listening to others?
Are you seeking someone’s agreement?
Do you want approval from others?
Do you trust someone else more than yourself?

Usual excuses and explanations:
Fear of making a mistake?
Fear of other’s disapproval?
Fear of being wrong?
Fear of the unknown?
Fear of acting impulsively?
Fear of being shamed or ridiculed?
Fear of losing it all?
Fear of being afraid, lost and confused?
Fear of being uncomfortable?

Whatever the excuses, if you know it is time to make the change,  just do it !
If you feel happy with the choice, trust yourself.
If you are inspired to do something to benefit others, step forward.
Remember you can always change your mind and choose again.

The best adventures, risks, stepping out of the ordinary are always valuable.
Remember to forgive, erase and release any negative, fearful and judgmental thoughts.
Realize that life at its best is an adventure in learning and growth, healing and creativity.
Give yourself the benefit of your trust and free yourself to step forward with Vision, Faith, Desire, Commitment, Strategy. Action and Gratitude.

Create a new and improved and inspiring life for yourself.
Develop trust, freedom, courage, Empowerment, forgiveness, healing, learning, flexibility, novelty, resilience, inspiration, excitement, faith in higher power, creativity, expansive vision, open-mindedness, defenselessness and willingness.
Believe in yourself and your inner inspiring vision and go for it.

Believing in you and your willingness to step our of your comfort and compliance zone.
Betty Lue

Your Power Tools for Success 

Power Tools
                  Clarity                 Erase doubt and fear.
                  Communication  Be self-aware.
                  Choice                 Be at cause.
                  Change               Trust the unknown.
                  Commitment       Wholeheartedly go for it.
                  Contribution       Give what has heart & meaning.
                  Celebration         Appreciate & enjoy the good in life.

Seven Steps To Success
                  Vision                  See it                 Imagine Your Desired Outcome
                  Faith                   Believe it          Self-Confidence & Trust
                  Passion               Desire it            Desire & Enthusiasm
                  Commitment      Choose it           Persistence & Determination
                  Strategy              Plan it               Planning & Preparation
                  Action                 Go for it            Willingness & Taking Action
                  Gratitude            Enjoy it             Appreciation & Acknowledgment

Finish these statements:

I clearly see....

I know....

I desire....

I choose....

I am prepared....

Today I am committed to....

This week I am committed to....

This month I am committed to....

This year I am committed to....

Make a list of what you really want for your life: (preferably qualities of life.)
Ask your partner and children to do the same:
Affirm that everyone is blessed with what they really want. 

What do I really want in my life?
(Make a list of at least 20 wants. Freely write down everything that comes to mind, with no censoring or limits.)
What does your heart want for you?
What is your simplest wish for yourself?
What do you really want to have?
What do you really want to be?
What do you really want to do?

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:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Every Thought Creates

What can you do when you see another unhappy?
Think loving and positive thoughts. (Prayer)
When we think thoughts of sadness,  concern and sympathy, we add to their unhappiness.
When we think thoughts of love, kindness and forgiveness, we clear the unhappiness.

When we join with another, we create an agreement and make it seem real and lasting.
When we imagine a different and positive picture, we open the possibility of immediate clearing.
When we learn to love with worry, feeling sorry, commiserating, we add to the problem.
When we learn to love with trust and freedom, we help by offering our trust all is working for Good.

When we hear about a difficulty or disease, we may have learned to join with the fear and anxiety.
We may believe we need to fix or make suggestions about what to do.
We may think loving is worrying and sympathizing.
There are some situations in which this may be helpful to the individual.

However, most of us need encouragement.
Many would benefit from reassurance.
Prayer could provide a place to surrender our fear and open to trust.
Letting go of our own limited or fear based thinking through forgiveness offers neutrality.

Each one of us is learning to let go and let God.
Each one is here to undo what is not wholly true and wholly loving.
Each one can provide forgiveness, erasing of our own fear-based thinking.
Each one of us can open our minds to trusting that all is for our greater Good.

When we think Good, we see Good.
When we see Good we feel Good.
When we feel Good, we know Good.
When we know Good, we know God.

It is possible that all the meaningless war, disease, poverty and suffering can be changed.
It is possible that through forgiveness we can clear our negative thoughts and fears.
It is possible that by erasing what is not of God and Good for all, we can create a world of Good.
It is possible that we are stuck in a rut, believing we are victims rather than creators.

Consider using your sovereignty to forgive what the world teaches and teach only Love.
Consider using your mind to wash away the brain-washing and choose only Goodness.
Consider using the power of your words, to speak only with respect and Loving Kindness.
Consider your creative thoughts, words and deeds, to create, beauty, goodness and wholenss.

I Am,
Betty Lue

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, August 27, 2012

We All Have Work To Do!

Yes, each one of us has our own issues, wounds, false beliefs to forgive, clear, heal and bring to peace.
We each have our holy healing assignments.
We have people in our lives to help, teach, serve, mentor, support and learn from.
We have situations to forgive and come to peace so that we might release with blessing.

Our children out-picture and act out the unexpressed and unhealed stuff of their parents (and ancestors.)
When we blame anyone for what they have not healed and undone, we help them stay stuck in that stuff.
When we feel guilty about what we have not forgiven and healed, we get stuck in our own stuff.
When we are willing to be response-able and respond with loving kindness to all stuff, we heal.

When we are healed, we are not healed alone.
When anyone forgives, everyone is encouraged to forgive.
When anyone does their own work, everyone is inspired to do theirs as well.
When we learn to respond to everyone with loving kindness, everyone is blessed.

It takes willingness on our part to say yes to everyone and everything that comes our way and be willing.
When we understand we are alone in nothing, we can feel blessed by the work we are called to do.
When we stop identifying the child, partner  or parents as the “problem”, we see the work is yet to be done.
When we look for what we are here to undo, erase, heal and bring to peace, we do the work for all.

It takes courage to be able to respond with Love.  
It requires that we look into ourselves for how we hold resentment, judgment and fear against others.
It can be frightening to see how our blame has condemned ourselves and others to shame and victimization.
It is exhilarating to realize that our freedom from the past lies in forgiving ourselves and others.

When we get that seeing others as flawed or imperfect or inadequate, keep them hostage, we can change. 
When we release the bondage of our verdict, (the truth we have believed), everyone is set free.
When we stop condemning our past for the choices we make today, we make responsible choices.
When we give our lives to creating what is good and whole and loving, we are blessed with goodness.

Life turns around as we change our thinking.
Love becomes the creative force which opens the way to infinite possibilities. 
We recognize we can do our work and change our world.
We experience the power for forgiveness and love and rely on it daily.

Let us ask ourselves: “What can I do?,” whenever we see a problem, issues or mistake.
Let us be willing to do whatever it takes to step up to the challenge and create what is Good for all.
Let us unlearn the blame game and choose again for the freedom and trust of Love.
Let us cherish every relationship for the opportunities it brings to love again and again.

Loving us all as we learn together to heal and live in the wholeness that is Real.
Betty Lue 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Everything Works Together for Good!

My Relationship Reminders book has been reprinted and is available.
If you want discounts for multiple copies, please let me know!
Three more books will be available later this year.
Healing Reminders, Family Reminders and Healthy Reminders

 Everything Works Together for Good!

Do you believe?
Can you imagine that we all are on a course correction to returning to Peace?
Is it possible that we can have everything we want, when we have no doubts?
Are you ready to turn it over to a power that is all loving, all, all knowing and always present? 

Perhaps this whole drama is about remembering.
Perhaps the meaningless world we may see is showing us our meaningless thoughts.
Perhaps we can wake up and realize we are creators of what we want to undo.
Perhaps it is time to forgive and erase and clean up the mess and choose again.

I am ready, willing and able everyday to choose for Good….not just for some but for everyone.
I am willing to forgive any thoughts of doubt, fear judgment and pain.
I am willing to claim my inheritance as the piece of God I Am and you are and Together we are.
I am able to do my part each moment, but releasing my limiting thinking and embracing infinite Love.

Every moment there are opportunities for healing with thoughts, words and interactions.
Every relationship invites gratitude for the gift of communication, co-creation and appreciation.
Every day brings new invitations for hope, faith and love for all we encounter.
Every lifetime is an adventure in healing and learning, receiving and giving, extending peace to all.

When I trust in each encounter, phone call, email and thought of anyone, Love blesses all.
When I free my mind to hold only the highest thoughts, I realize the miracles of Goodness.
When I erase and undo learned doubts and fears, I see the Light and know infinite possibility.
When I bring peace to my mind, all minds are joined in peace and Good Will.

Life offer the opportunity to forget or remember.
Life gives us chances to hurt or to heal.
Life works for our benefit to bless and be blessed.
We are the choosers for remembering only Good.

Yes, it is through our awakening to believe in the Good, that we see only Good.
It is through our willingness to clean our memory of what seems to be bad, to reclaim all the Good.
It’s our vocation to stay awake to the truth and put to rest what is not for the Good of All.
We can be the ones to bring peace to every mind through our attitudinal healing.

Let us step away from repetitive stories of how bad it is.
Let us undo our fear of what evil may befall us.
Let us reclaim our sovereignty for Good in our lives.
Let us receive the Blessing that already are here for All.

When we live from the Love that created us as Love, we give only Love.
When we speak with the Peace that is our birthright, we extend only Peace.
When we give with the Joy that is our natural state, we bring Happiness to others.
We are making the difference and are birthing a new paradigm by reclaiming the Truth.

Join together when anyone forgets.
Remembering together is our Gift.
Affirming one another as we tell the healing Truth.
We are awakening to what has always been and will always be,
Betty Lue

Saturday, August 25, 2012

No Terrorists!

What if there are no terrorists, except those we believe and perceive.
What if there are no enemies, except those we believe and perceive to be.
What if there are no poisons, except those we name and claim to be.
What if there are no bad cells, except those we diagnose and fight to kill.

Is it possible that what we have done is to create what we hate and fear?
Is it possible that we have made things evil in order to justify our beliefs?
Is it possible that we are choosing to see things as destructive to create ways to destroy?
Can it be that what we see and experience is a result of our errant thoughts?

What can we do with people whom we name terrorists?
How can we heal relationships that we allow to hurt us?
What are we to do with the ways we attack the environment and then fear its attack on us?
How can we stop hating people so they stop hating us?

I am willing to translate what seems to be hateful as Lacking in Love.
I am willing to respond to lack of Love with Love as I know it.
I am willing to forgive lack of love, fear and hate in me.
I am willing to see everyone as wanting to love and be loved in return.

What if anger is revealing feelings of hurt, fear and guilt.
What if attack is concealing feelings of being attacked and afraid. 
What if our environment is showing a reaction to lack of respect.
What if our bodies are demonstrating a need to be treated with care.
What if disease is our own inner conflict and lack of loving attention.
What if war and violence are fear and hurt with a need to defend.
What if people want to survive and thrive without fear of being made wrong.
What if men want to protect and provide without feeling blamed for not giving enough.
What if women want to nurture and be nurtured, but forget to nurture themselves.
What if nations want sovereignty and the right to protect and provide, nurture and nourish their own.

And yes, what about the aberrations, the “evil” ones, the “monsters” who kill and rape and plunder?
Are they not afraid and lacking in the basic needs of survival and security, safety and socialization?
Have they mistakenly learned values that taught “kill or be killed” and protect yourself with violence?
Are they not confused by a world that seems to wrong them, teaching them to wrong others.

What would it take to be a peacemaker?
What can we do to bring healing, revealing what needs to be healed?
How can we learn to respond with Love to all that comes our way?
Is there a way to say.” I value your right to live and let live.”?

Is it possible that by extending peace and seeking only the best for all, we can change the world?
Is it likely that one by one, we can extend a hand to those who fear and hate us and bring peace?
Is it reasonable to take one frightened child or one wounded soldier and love them where they are?
It is possible to embrace all that we name “bad” and retrieve the intrinsic “good” within?

There are those who say: “Love your enemies.”
There are some who say:” All healing begins within.”
There are teachings that say: “There is no spot where God is not.”
There are great ones who teach: ‘Extend peace to everyone.”

How about me and You?
Willing to learn to love wherever there is a call for Love,
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

Friday, August 24, 2012

Resisting Truth Hurts

“Sometimes Truth Hurts and Then It Sets Us Free!”
Years ago I saw this poster and was set free.
No need to be nice.  
Be clear and concise in speaking with others.
Receive everything as a gift and it is.

Know that what others think of me is none of my business, unless it is.
Honor that the other is always talking about themselves and their beliefs and perceptions.
Recognize that if it hurts, it has value for me to see and heal something in me.
Open the door to learning more and explore how it is a past unhealed wound in me.

I know am free in giving and receiving truth as I hear it from within.
I receive what I give and apply it to myself.
I share what is an invitation to reveal and heal a part of humanity in you and me.
I recognize how much we each need freedom and trust to share our “truth” to hear it.

Can you imagine how we each have a piece of the whole picture?
When we withhold our piece, our part is missing..
When we may be fearful to share, because we don’t want them to share with us. 
We hold ourselves separate and feel guilty, and fearful of being attacked.

What happens if I share only the Good stuff?
What happens if I come only from my Holiness?
What happens if I speak only that which is comfortable?
Is it possible I am protecting you and me from what needs to be healed?

To reveal is to heal.
To feel hurt is to acknowledge the wound.
To recognize what is calling for Love provides direction.
To realize I am the healer and the one calling for healing is Grace.

Life provides many opportunities for telling truth.
When I am afraid, I may withhold or I may project truth as attack.
When I am in Love, I share “Truth” with freedom and trust.
When I receive the Truth I share, I am healed in my willingness to call for Healing and Wholeness.

Relationships are all for the purpose of healing.
What are we healing but our separation from the Goodness of God.
Our purpose here is to clear all fear and live with an intention to know the Good in All.
Our function is to forgive all the ways we have misperceived and falsely believes we are not.

And so it is, we grow in knowing the Truth.
And so it is, we give up our need to be right.
And so it is, we surrender to remember Love.
And so it is, we undo all that is not True.

Loving you as the One I AM and You Are and We Are when we remember,
Betty Lue 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Learn to Let Go

Life is too short to hang onto resentment.
Life is too precious to dare not to forgive.
Life is too valuable to stop doing what you want.
Life is too good to waste it on meaningless stuff.

Let go of what hurts you.
Let go of conflict that hurts others.
Let go of problems that won’t ever be resolved.
Let go of situations that scare, hurt or anger you.

Walk away from fighting.
Step away from arguing.
Suspend the need to be right.
Stop trying to make others wrong.

Give up your need to beat others down.
End the need to always have the last word.
Quit making someone else feel guilty.
Leave behind pretending to make no mistakes.

Forgive yourself for using egoic methods to shut down others.
Forgive the methods where only your needs are met.
Forgive yourself for being a bully or a victim.
Forgive yourself for staying and allowing anyone to be hurt.

Letting go means releasing the past.
Letting go means no longer telling hurtful stories.
Letting go means holding no grudges or regrets.
Letting go means freeing everyone to be whole now.

Letting go means learning to trust.
Letting go means relying on Goodness and God.
Letting go means listening within.
Letting go means forgiving everything and everyone, including ourselves.

Letting go means no harm is done to anyone.
Letting go is recognizing we all do our best.
Letting go is non-interference with others choices.
Letting go is being defenseless in our loving and giving.

Learning to let go requires a willingness to do no harm to ourselves and others.
Learning to let go asks that we come to peace before engaging with others.
Learning to let go requires patience and peace, understanding and acceptance.
Learning to let go is the healing work of those who choose to remember Love.

Let go of the bad and remember the Good.
Let go of the pain and remember the Joy.
Let go of the criticism and remember the gratitude.
Let go of the fear and remember always to Love.

Loving you and All,
Betty Lue 

Healing Our Projections => Seeing Only Wholeness 

1.    We perceive what we believe.
2.    We believe what we think we are.
3.    If I believe I am my past, then I believe you are your past.
4.  Believing in my past is to see it and live it over and over again in all I see and do and am.
5.  Believing in your past is to remember it and lay blame with my judgments of you.
6.  The more I feel guilty about my past, the more I place blame on you.
7.  All anger is but guilt projected onto others.
8.  To forgive my past is to release it.
9.  To release is to see it no more.
10.  As I release (forgive) my past, I release all others from my projected guilt and self-judgment. 
As I see myself whole, I see wholeness.
11. As I heal my guilt about past mistakes, I heal my fear of the future.
12. To be in the present is to heal (erase) the past.
13. As I live in the present and love myself as I am now, I like you in the present and see you as you are now.
14. In the presence of this present moment, there is only Love for ourselves, each other and all that is.