Monday, December 26, 2016

The First Day!

I begin today to live in the Light.
I know what I want and I go for it.
I love myself in being truly happy.
I awaken the light within me to show the way.

Today Is the First Day

Begin Today!
Everyday is the first day.
When you are in the light, you know what is right.
When you are in Love, you follow your heart.

Let go of the past and let love last.
Remember who you are and follow that start.
When you are shining, you stop whining.
Be willing to do what is really right for you.

Listen within to begin.
Trust yourself to know.
Be free and let go.
Breathe and be open and willing.

Take a chance and be free.
Allow your true self to actually be.
Remember your Presence is You.
You can be happy and true.

Consider what you always wanted.
Begin planning how it can happen.
Relinquish your baggage.
The lighter you are, the faster you can travel.

Often folks get stuck because of what others say.
Maybe this time you can say, “Nay, this is my choice.”
Of course you have the only real voice.
Hear what you say to others around you.

Let this be the beginning and not the end.
You can love yourself and be your own friend.
Let go and fly free.
Find your voice and let yourself be.

The Christmas present you seek is not under the tree.
It lives in your heart and mind.
Listen and let it all be.
Your life is waiting to love you let go and let be.

I encourage and facilitate us in al being truly happy.
I know this is how we are meant to truly be.
Follow the light within you to show the way
Let love fill you and you awaken and see.

I believe in you, and trust you can live you true way.
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, 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