Sunday, December 27, 2015


I easily give myself to Love.
I trust myself to always give and receive the Best.
I affirm all Good always for myself and others.
I celebrate the Good Life I have.

“The Week After Christmas” below!!

How Do You Celebrate?

Everyone celebrates differently.
Some spend each day in quiet meditation.
Some are busy and frantic to get it all done.
Some build up excitement with some dread.

You can choose every holiday and everyday what you prefer.
You can experiment and explore happy possibilities.
You can just keep on doing the same thing year after year.
When you know it is your choice, be responsible for you.

Your happiness depends on your choices.
Your presence with others influences their experience.
When you live each day true to yourself, you will feel empowered.
When you allow others to choose for you, you may feel disempowered.

I enjoy quiet and family-feeling holidays with lots of “presence “.
The presents can interfere with the true meaning of giving.
The gifts we have to share with one another is the love and caring.
The satisfaction we experience from gathering is the peace of belonging.

Why not make each day a day of remembering to give what you want!
Share the feelings of belonging, caring and sharing our Love and gratitude.
Give the kindness and consideration with our thoughts, words and interaction.
Be willing to wake up and remind ourselves that it is our joy and peace that matter.

Today and everyday let us awaken the celebration of our family connection.
Let us reach out to those who want someplace safe and happy to be received.
Let us join with one another in giving time and space to those who have lost connection.
Let us remember to be open-hearted and fully appreciative of everyone we encounter.

Life is meant to be lived fully.
Love is meant to be shared freely.
Letting go and forgiveness can be done easily.
Laughter is meant to be enjoyed generously.

Why not begin today!
Let this New Year 2016 be your year of awakening to Really Good Living.
Explore what works for you to be happy and free.
Discover what is yours to be and have and do.

Begin by always Loving you.
Betty Lue

The Week After Christmas

 T’was the week after Christmas and all through the land
Things were all settled, it was all pretty bland.
The gifts put away, the sales all complete
Settled down by the tube in my favorite seat.
I had my awareness written down in my book
Had my insights, ideas and whatever it took.
The spiritual lessons had been easy to share
They were all filed away (I’m not really sure where).
When deep down inside me there arose such a clatter
It was really unfair. Now what was the matter?
Away from my chair I flew like a flash
I looked in the mirror and then came the crash.
My life was unsettled with nothing the same
And the worst of it all—there was no one to blame.
When what to my wondering eye should appear
But a glowing white light, from behind my left ear.
With a little old angel so lively and quick
I’d seen him before. I was going to be sick.
More rapid than eagles his pronouncements they came
And he whistled and shouted and called me some names.
“More action and faith and tolerance and trust
Now listen within and be responsible, you must.
To topple complacency and breach the fear wall
Now dash away, smash away, drop away all.”
As leaves caught up in a hurricane fly
All of my thoughts were thrown up to the sky.
And as they were jumbled and tumbled and swirled
I knew when they landed, it would be a new world.
And then in a twinkling, I felt it all start
The seeds of awareness awakening my heart.

As I came to my senses (picked myself off the floor)
I saw in my mind’s eye, a picture of more.
A world bathed in light, from the south to the north
With every one on it aware of his worth.
No one was waiting for others to do,
Or to fix or to heal or to make it all new.
Their eyes how they twinkled, their dimples how merry
When they each played their part, the world was easy to carry.
The smile on each mouth was drawn up like a bow
Shining laughter and love wherever they’d go.
The aura of kindness bespoke inner peace
Letting each individual experience release.
Oh the bright shiny faces, wherever you’d look
It seemed—to be willing was all that it took.
To start with ourselves, from deep down inside
To give our true gifts, not to withhold or hide.
With no blame, shame or guilt for our seeming mistakes,
A little forgiveness is all that it takes.
To clean up our world from inside to out
It was simple and happy and I wanted to shout.
Once I see the Christ presence in each person’s face
We all become one, with no distance or space.
I recalled in that moment just what my gift was
To love all of my brothers, with no “why” or “because”.
And I’m here to exclaim as I set myself free
I remember the truth—It all starts with me.

                                                Adapted by Robert Waldon