Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wake Up Calls

I relinquish all blame and stop doing the same thing over and over.
I reach out with love and love returns to me.
I wake up each day refreshed and ready to learn.
Everyday in every way I am more alive, alert and enthusiastic.

Wake Up Calls!

Every upset, accident, illness is a wakeup call.
Every firing, bankruptcy, family problem is a wake up call.
When you are comfortable, you may go to sleep and neglect your life.
When you are surprised or shocked, you will tend to wake up and attend to your life.

Are you awake yet?
What does it take to pay attention?
What helps you to stay conscious?
How do you listen and honor your inner knowing?

It is true most folks have learned to prefer familiarity and sameness.
Most people want control over their lives, so they can take it easy.
We may want to be busy, but fail to notice what we can hear in quiet.
Many want to avoid listening to what they need to learn and know.

When we know better, we do better.
When we are sleeping in class, we cannot learn.
When we read comic books, we don’t read inspiring works.
When we are sleeping on the job, we cannot get our real work done.

What does it take for you to listen to yourself?
Where do you go for answers when you do not know?
How loud do you need to hear the alarm before waking up?
What will it take to be responsible for your life and respond with love?

It is our judgment and fear that keep us stuck in someone else’s nightmare.
It is our attachment to the easy way that holds us captive in cycle of madness.
It is our addiction to numbing the emotional, mental, physical pain that keeps us from changing.
We are awake when we choose to respond with conscience, confidence and freedom of choice.

When we run from our responsibility (ability to respond with healing), we are sleeping.
When we open our mind and our heart, we can see and feel what is needed.
When we lift our minds to what can be rather than linger in the past, we choose what we prefer.
When we are walking into the light rather than hiding in the dark, we see what we can be.

Everyday there are opportunities to wake up and enjoy the school of life.
When we are judging the lessons and refusing to listen, we may not pass the tests of time.
When we fall asleep at our desk or use drugs to not get the learning, we fail to graduate.
School is a gift and learning is our “job”.

Let’s get a good night’s sleep and wake up to face the day with enthusiasm and curiosity.
With an awakened heart and open mind, we can always see what is before us and which way to go.
With willingness to listen and learn, we can achieve everything we want to be happy and free.
Let us wake up to what is good and whole and beautiful for Goodness Sake.

Betty Lue is always loving you and reminding you to Love.
Perhaps this will be helpful if you actually do the work.
Love is Freedom and Trust.
Loving you in your awakening.
Betty Lue

Getting Free
(By Setting Others Free)

It is not unusual for us human beings to secretly wish and hope that the people we’re close to don’t become too magnificent. We don’t really want these significant others to be too free or too powerful or too creative or too successful or to dream too wild a dream. We actually prefer that they stay small, “manageable”, non-threatening, tame. After all, we don’t want to be made to feel uncomfortable or inadequate or diminished or challenged by the boldness and joyfulness with which someone else lives his or her life.

But, until we are willing and actively desire that the key people in our lives be totally free and powerful, we cannot be free and powerful ourselves. So, here is an affirmation-prayer that may help us begin freeing others, so that we can begin to free ourselves.

I, _____(your name)_____ want you, _____(his or her name)_____, to be the highest, clearest, most powerful expression of God that you can be. I would not limit you in any way, knowing that only as I encourage you to expand, explore and grow, can I myself be free. So I fully support you in being and expressing all that you are.

I want you to go where you feel called to go, to speak and act as you feel guided, and to express yourself in whatever ways seem right. There is nothing I do not want you to do, for I know that all movement is contained within God and always leads us to Him.

I am at peace with whatever decisions and choices you make, no matter how they may seem to affect me. Since I know that God loves and supports me perfectly, I know that however you choose to be with me must be a manifestation of that divine love and support. Because I trust God, I trust you. And because I trust you, I trust myself.

So, be free, be powerful, be unlimited. And know that I, _________, want you, _________, to be the highest, clearest, most powerful expression of God that you can be. I fully support you in being all that you are.