A Reminder from The Beatles

I don’t know about you, but for me there’s lots showing up now externally and internally – so many opinions, perspectives, reminders, confirmations, questions, ah-ha, songs. With songs, sometimes I awake in the morning with one running through my mind. Whenever this happens I know I need to check out the lyrics because there’s usually a message in there for me and for those with ears to hear.

The other morning the song that came through was LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED by The Beatles. You can find it here on YouTube http://youtu.be/dsxtlmDVMig. I’m mindful about writing posts that are too long, but since we all have more time on our hands these days, I’m going to include here the lyrics of this song. I do this because to me they say a lot about the potential that is there for each of us and for humanity at this time, despite what we each perceive to be our reality now.

Our potential is all there within each of us. Get quiet, ask, then listen, with love to your own voice. That’s how powerful we are. Trust yourself. Trust we’ve got this. It’s a new start.

Be Love,



There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done – Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung – Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game – it’s easy.

There’s nothing you can make that can’t be made – No one you can save that can’t be saved – Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time – it’s easy.

All you need is love – Love is all you need.

There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known – Nothing you can see that isn’t shown – There’s nowhere you can be than where you’re meant to be – it’s easy.

Love is all you need.

It is Safe Within

It is safe within because there is peace there – God is there within. It is unnecessary – all the processes, rituals – drop into your body – it is safe within. It’s where the heart is – saying I love you – stay with me – speak to me – do with me.

It is safe within. It is safe within. It is safe within. It doesn’t matter what is going on out there – it is safe within. It’s always there – the safe within. It calls to me – the safe within. There is no fear here, no worry, no panic – because it is safe – no need to do anything – just be with the safe within.

You can feel it at the centre of your being – the safe within. It’s warm, and soft, and comfortable. Nothing to do – just safe within. Be still with the safe within. Right at the centre of your being – go there. From there you can watch in peace. Be still, be still, be still with the peace within. You are safe.

Be Love,


Choosing Awareness of the Invisible

Have you ever thought of experiencing yourself as more than your physical body? What I mean is – have you ever considered if there is more than what you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch? Todays’ post is inviting you to do just that.

Why Consider the Invisible?
In my spiritual readings, especially in recent years, I’ve noted the idea that we are much more than our physical body. Put in another way, I have heard the phrase from James Van Praagh for example – we are not humans having a spiritual experience, but spirits having a human experience. Steve Rother has mentioned that about 93% of our communication is non-verbal, mostly energetic. I find this an interesting perspective to explore. If we accept it, we are missing out on a whole lot by not investigating the 93%. So, what is the 93%?

Energy, Vibration and Frequency
I think the 93% is about energy, vibration and frequency. And, this is one of THE most important things to understand, to claim your power within. This is a big topic and the underpinning of so much more. But, for this post, I will start here.

I have learned that everything is energy, with a vibration and a frequency. This includes everything – us, plants, animals, the atmosphere around us, the food we eat, the Earth, etc. etc. Some have called it an “energetic soup”. We innately know this and pick up on it. For example, why is it that when you have a sense someone is looking at you and when you look up, you find this is so? Ever feel uncomfortable when someone is standing too close to you? How about suddenly feeling chills or goosebumps for no apparent reason? Or what about seeing a flash of something out of the corner of your eye? Often we can discount these experiences or brush them off.

But what is this? I think this is the 93% in action! If we brush it off, we’re missing a lot of the action! We’re missing the big part of us that contains so much of our personal power – our insights, our unique gifts, our intuition, the very essence of us – consciousness. This is important information!

Getting in Touch with Your Energy, Vibration and Frequency
You may say it’s all well and good that I have all of this invisible information, but how do I get at it? Well, I think a good first step is to get to know your own energy, what it feels like. When you know this you can better manage your well-being no matter the circumstances. This can be very helpful. For example, when I was young, I would faint in church. Every Sunday they would carry me out to the fresh air. How embarrassing! My parents were concerned and sought out medical advice and treatment. I learned only much later in life that this experience for me had a lot to do with picking up the energies of others in church. As an adult, I have learned how to better manage this – to know if what I’m feeling belongs to me or someone/something else.

How to Get to Know Your Own Energy- Some Suggestions
There are probably many ways to start to become familiar with your own energy. One way I have used doesn’t take a lot of time but does require some quiet time to focus. I just sit quietly, relax my body, gently breathe as I usually do, eyes closed and just be for about 10 minutes. I notice how I feel, the sensations in my body, in the air around me. If thoughts come and go, that’s ok. I just be. I make time for this every day.

I adopted another practice that was helpful. Before I left the house, I would pause for a moment and focus on my energy. What does it feel like? Then, when I returned home, I would focus on my energy again and see how it compared to when I left. I could tell then the impact of my outing on my energetic body. Was there was anything I needed to do about it, like take time to chill or get going on a project?

I have found that coming to know my own energy has helped me to set my boundaries, to better hear my own guidance and that of others, seen and unseen. It provides more balance day-to-day and more peaceful moments too.

I think there’s a lot of our power in this invisible stuff. Being aware of it provides us with a bigger picture. It’s all energy, vibration and frequency. Be aware of it around you. Get to know your own energy signature. Go easy, have fun with it. Bye for now.

Be Love,

Choosing More Self-Love

What is self-love really? On the face of it, I think it can be the things we do to make us feel better about how we perceive life around us. For example, I limit my exposure to media to avoid the chaos of world events today. A good shopping spree can be “retail therapy” to distract. Maybe an extra glass of wine at dinner can help to relax after a tough day. But, is there more to loving ourselves than this? What would happen if we take the time to dig deeper? I did.

My Path to More Self-Love  – I didn’t really think much about self-love throughout my life. If anyone had asked I would have said I always thought I loved myself and treated myself well. It wasn’t until I became a caregiver to my husband who had Alzheimer Disease that I had to take a more in-depth look at self-love.

I decided I would care for him at home as long as I could. Some of you may know this is a 24/7 job. Where is the time and space for self-love under these circumstances? Where even is the inclination to self-love when my heart and mind are asking me to be all I can be for the other? Even so, there was a strong kick to carve out something for me amidst it all. You might say I was forced into more self-love. It was a matter of survival.

Questions at the Root of Self-Love – What a multi-year, challenging learning experience this was! It led me to grappling with some of the questions that, I understand now, are at the root of self-love – how is my strength – what are my boundaries – how do I manage victim energy – who am I – what do I want – what will create happiness and peace in my life???????

I’m happy to say that eventually I did manage to come out the other end in tact. In fact, I not only survived but gained great personal growth. And there was a bonus – an “aha” moment about the nature of self-love. Here’s an excerpt from my journal at that time which illustrates what I mean.

Journal Entry – This experience so far has taught me what I want and what I don’t want. It has shown me aspects of myself I like and don’t like. It has nudged me forward, sometimes catapulted me forward, into an expansion, a new learning about me and my husband.

It has shown me the cycle of life. It has shown me the most important thing is life. It has shown me that my purpose of existing here is to experience life in a loving, joyful way. It is an opportunity to realize who I am – to use my experiences here to grow, learn and be all I can be in this lifetime.

So what have I learned? I have learned that the most important thing to practice is self-love. It is even more important than caring for another. I have learned this is not being selfish or self-centered. It is about being in sync with my true self, doing things and being with people that give me joy, make me feel good. This results in a feeling of well-being, which builds and builds and builds. It spills out to those around me, it is infectious.

I understand now that this is being love, not just talking about it or sincerely sending it out in goodbyes. So, SELF-LOVE IS BEING LOVE and it attracts more love –  End of Journal Entry

A Resource for an In Depth Look at Self-Love – The perspective of Matt Kahn was quite helpful to me during this time. Do you know his work? It’s rooted in the importance of loving yourself. He  calls it the love revolution . Check out his website http://truedivinenature.com  The video “Whatever Arises Love That” gives you a snapshot of his perspective. I would highly recommend his book by the same name.

You may not be forced into more self-love as I was.  It doesn’t matter if you are a caregiver of your children, a sick spouse or parent, or not a caregiver at all.  You can choose to consider some of the questions at the root of self-love at any time.  I invite you to carve out some quiet time to do so.  This is important. You may be surprised at what you find, and where it leads, as I was.  It’s another inside job.  Go for it!  Bye for now.

Be Love,





Deciding to be Happy

What makes you happy? Is it when you have a good day at work? Maybe it’s when you see more people that want to be friends with you on Facebook, or when you’re on vacation. Yes, thank goodness for these feel good events that come our way, some planned, some not.

But, what happens when what comes our way doesn’t feel so good? What a downer that you didn’t get that job you were sure you would. Found out that you weren’t invited to THE party? Perhaps you’re just feeling in a funk for no apparent reason.

I have noticed that often we look to outside of ourselves to make us happy – to some event or feedback from others. But that’s like blowing in the wind! We have no control over what others may say or do. So where can that leave us? – disappointed, sad, angry, frustrated, bored – always seeking something to make us feel better.

What if we could create our own happiness no matter what was going on around us? I was exploring this idea and was drawn back to the work of Ester Hicks. Ester is the channel of Abraham and was one of the first to introduce the concept of law of attraction. If you’re unfamiliar with Ester’s work, it’s worth checking out at AbrahamHicks.com. She’s got lots to offer on YouTube and from books too.

So, I’ve been experimenting with this idea of creating my own happiness. For example, before I get out of bed in the morning I decide that I’m going to be happy this day. I decide that I will notice things to be happy about and I will plan to make room in my day to do things that make me happy. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. Maybe it’s treating myself to ice cream, or picking up the phone and wishing someone a happy birthday.

Then, as the day goes along, I PAY ATTENTION to the happy moments I feel, and more than that, I SAVOUR them as they arise.

No doubt something will come up that wants to burst the happiness bubble. Maybe it’s something that I’ve been worried about or not looking forward to that pops into my mind once again. Life happens right?! I noticed there was a circle of thoughts and emotions so that what I thought, I felt, and what I felt, I thought. That’s ok. The thing is to notice when you’re starting to feel not so happy. Then, just acknowledge it, put it aside for now and gently focus back on something around you that brings a smile to your face.

All of this sounds pretty easy right? Well, I’ve found, not so much. In fact at the beginning I was quite surprised at how conditioned my happiness was to what’s going on around me. But, like other things in life, practice helps. If you keep at it, as I did, you may find you’re feeling happier more often than not each day. It seems that happiness really is an inside job.

Choose to try it out. Let me know how it goes. Bye for now.

Be Love,

Hello, Hello!

Hi everyone!

It was my intention to post a substantial first blog entry, but after a full day of working with a friend to get all this up and running and as excited as I am about this new adventure, I am choosing to close off for now and leave you with a sneak peek of what’s to come. My next post subject will be: “Deciding to Be Happy”.

Bye for now,