Friday, December 31, 2010

One Love For All

This most wonderful gift of Divine Love is still available to each of us. I believe every declared Saint had it. I also believe we can each gain the same graces the Saint's were bestowed with and become Saints as well.

The Spirit of Gertrude excerpts from Book

It must be observed here, that the soul is purified from the stain of sin principally in two manners : first, by the bitterness of penance, which is represented under the figure of a bath; and secondly, by the sweet embrace of Divine love, which is figured by the garden.

JESUS CHRIST once appeared to the Saint, and, showing her His Heart, said to her: " My beloved, give Me your heart:" and as she presented it to Him with profound respect, it seemed to her that He united it to His by a canal which reached to the ground, through which He poured forth abundantly the effusions of His infinite grace, saying to her : " Henceforth I shall use your heart as a canal through which I will pour forth the impetuous torrents of mercy and consolation which flow from My loving Heart on all those who shall dispose themselves to receive it, by having recourse to you with humility and confidence."

Two angels of the choir of Seraphim then presented her to the Holy Spirit, who penetrated the three powers of her soul. At the first Kyrie eleison, He illuminated her reason with the glorious light of Divine knowledge, that she might always know His will perfectly. At the second Kyrie eleiscn, He strengthened the irascible* part of her soul to resist all the machinations of her enemies, and to conquer every evil. At the last Kyrie eleison, He inflamed her love, that she might love God with her whole heart, with her whole soul, and with her whole strength.

Saint Gertrude gains the grace of Divine Love

I have been on a mission. A mission from God. I am seeking to connect the dots between the special graces I have received with the bestowal of God's Divine Love and the paths and practices of the Church declared Saints.

This information just arrived. How exciting. It has been said so many ways but it is the same truth. Hidden in plain sight. The wonderful mystical gift of God's Divine Love. Saint Gertrude understands this special grace much the same as I. There is a difference she notes between the ordinary love and this special bestowal of love from God's Divine Heart. The most Sacred Heart. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door will be opened.

Just below is an excerpt from the book Spirit of St. Gertude and following it is the book online.


The Lord appeared to St. Gertrude, full of sweetness and grace, breathing forth a holy vivifying odour, and pouring forth from the august throne of His glory the influences of His love for the sweet Feast of His Nativity.

Then, the Saint having prayed Him to enrich all who had been recommended to her prayers with special grace, He said to her : " I have given to each a tube of pure gold; of which such is the virtue, that by it they may draw forth all they need from my Sacred Heart." By this mystic tube she understood that good will by which men may acquire all the spiritual riches which are in heaven and on earth. For example: if any one, burning with the fire of pure and holy desires, endeavours to give God as much thanks and praise, and as many testimonies of service and fidelity as certain of His saints have rendered to Him, the infinite goodness of God regards this good will as if it had really been effected. But this tube becomes more brilliant than gold when men thank God for having given them so noble and elevated a will, that they might have acquired infinitely greater advantages by it than the whole world could bestow. She knew, also, that all her sisters who surrounded Jesus Christ received Divine grace by similar tubes. Some appeared to receive it directly from the Heart of Jesus Christ, others from His Hands; but the further from His Heart they drew these graces, the more difficulty they had in obtaining them; whereas those who drew them from His Divine Heart obtained them more easily, more sweetly, and more abundantly. Those who drew directly from His Sacred Heart represented those persons who conform themselves entirely to the Divine will, who desire above all things that this will should be accomplished in them, both in regard to spirituals and temporals. And these persons touch the Heart of God so powerfully, and render it so favourable to them at the time that God has determined, that they receive the torrent of Divine sweetness with as much abundance and pleasure as they have abandoned themselves perfectly to His holy will. But those who endeavoured to draw their graces from the other members of the Body of Jesus Christ, represent those persons who endeavour to acquire virtue according to their natural inclinations; and the fear and difficulty they experience is proportionate to the extent to which they have relied on their own judgment, and have failed to abandon themselves to Divine Providence.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A few things I've learned this year

I don't need everything I have.
I have everything I need.

Whatever I do I need to do it with an attitude of loving grace.The best attitude to have as I approach anything and everything I do is is enthusiastic joy but even if I may not be overjoyed (can one really be overjoyed?) about a task I can approach it with a smile and often end up find joy in the experience. Then there are those things that appear as drudgery those not so fun things that we all have to get done. An attitude of acceptance is all that is required here. Most likely as the task nears completion my attitude will again be joyful as I can cross that once dreaded item of my list. Now here is the biggest lesson of all for me, if I can't find a way to be at minimal accepting of a situation I won't do it not at all. At least not then.

Doing "good" while thinking "bad" is not good for anyone. Instead I'll work my attitude about it. Seeking to find some acceptance of the situation and so I will be able to neutrally deal with it. If I can't do that I'll either skip it and forget it or hire it out or hand it on. I now understand that attitude is really everything and if I approach anything with any bit negativity, I am doing more harm than good. I have found that putting myself and keeping myself in the right frame of mind is  important work in its self.

It takes two to tango and two to tangle.
It really does. Just because someone throws something at me doesn't mean I have to catch it and throw it right back. I've learned it's more fun and quite satisfying to have the self control to let things bounce off of me and with a thud hit the ground. Such a non reaction reaction is often unsettling to the other who began "the game". It's like playing fetch once with a dog. If the dog fails to bring the ball back then the game is over.

A note of thanks

My kitty Harry is so loving. He just gives and gives to me. No judgment. Just pure love. Yes, I do believe what our pets give to us is love. Love in its purest form. Selfless love, from their pure spirit.

Animals don’t have egos. Thank God. I really mean that. Thank you Glorious Creator for not giving the animals of this world a sense of self. Thank you for not installing the door as you did in humans. I’m talking about the door we as humans have to knock on to access our God qualities, the door we can only fully open when we put aside our self and become selfless.

Thank you for creating all of your other creatures as selfless beings. Their selfless love shows us “thinkers” that we don’t have to be “stinkers” and that there is a better more fulfilling way to live and give.

My Thoughts

The true movers and shakers of this world have all had to have a deeper connection with the POWER – THE ONE which is in all and thus available to all. Amazing feats of science, art, music and other innovations never came from anyone’s little mind. They originate in DIVINE MIND, whether the individual is aware of this fact or not.

When an individual opens oneself to SOURCE as a free flowing conduit, the amazing is possible. But when one begins to understand the source of the POWER and the laws that guide and direct it, a miraculous life is lived.

Living somewhere between the two, between the ecstasy of creative expression and the agony of real life is the cycle that has caused many a creative genius to insanity! There seems to be no midpoint here. A creative genius either plays the part of martyr or saint, depending on his own self-realization, as a result of soul searching.

As an artist, a creative genius, I can tell the world that one of my kind has plenty of time to soul search, to contemplate. We live in our own little worlds of our imaginations. Trying our best to keep up with the flow of new ideas. Lot’s of time in solitude is necessary to create. We ponder and pause. Stepping back from the rush of the world.

I know for myself that for many years the only time I felt “whole” was when I was painting. I now understand that being “in the flow” was the reason, the reason for my joy, the reason for my feelings of health and peace.

At one time I told my father that all I really wanted to do was paint. Painting was my drug, my escape. I still have my painting but now I have more, so much more. I have a full life of joy. The same flow that I once only knew while standing at my easel now directs my entire life. The more I understand it, the more I am comfortable to release my grip on life and instead go with the flow.

I can see it but I don’t have to be it.

Some say I’m in denial. Some say I need to realize. Realize the awful condition of the world. Realize how bad things are. Some say this to me in response to my general positive disposition and outlook on life. What I realize is that I have the power to create my reality. I have the power to change what it is to what I desire it to be. I do this by focusing my desires and planting seeds of joyful thoughts in the cosmos.

My reality is very real. I pretend, as I intend, what I do tend. I live in a wonderful place, a joyful soul. As a joyful soul I can be physically anywhere and be content. I’ve been living this way for sometime now and can tell you truly it’s not all talk. Something happens, a real shift, spiritual, mental and physical, gradual but continual, accelerating and exhilarating.

I realize the power of my words. I realize the power of what I give attention too. I realize that whatever I focus on becomes my reality. So I look for and celebrate the good. I deny power to any other thoughts.

Yes, I live in denial. It’s a wonderful place. Come visit sometime. I bet you’ll want to stay.

Composers- Poets - Painters - Sages - Saints - Inventors - Philosophers

I understand why certain people of the past and are celebrated in our history for their deeds and words, were known for carrying and constantly writing in their small personal journals. These men and women were drawn to record and take note of the incessant stream of inspiration that flowed to and through them.

I have the same responsibility, as Divine Wisdom flows to me. It trickles in actually. The more I record and express it by my words and my art the more I am given. I believe that as I have shown willingness to listen, heed, share and record, I have been entrusted with more and more to give, as more is given to me.

I find that I cannot be with out a journal. Such as the noise of this inspiration demands to be acknowledged as such. Much the same as I have been drawn to express through my paintings. When I have expressed an idea, I am allowed to move on and move up the ladder. Is it Jacob’s ladder? I think of the song. “We are climbing Jacob’s ladder... Every round goes higher, higher… soldiers of the cross”.

Words have power

Although I knew I wasn’t helping myself by thinking of it, I couldn’t seem to drop the words from my mind, the words of another. Something said off the cuff that he most likely did not give another thought to. He didn’t need to, because I did.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” That little jingle easily rolls off my tongue. I wish that hurtful words thrown my way would never stick. “I am rubber, you are glue! Whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks on you!” I know all this. I know that another’s words can only hurt me if they become mine when I repeat them in my mind. Oh, how I didn’t want them to become mine.

This made me think beyond myself, beyond the hurtful words, which I had heard only one time from the other. How many hurtful words are thrown carelessly in another’s direction? Often in the direction of those we love the most. Those words have the most potential to stick, the most potential to cause real damage. Maybe they were only said once but if not taken back they most often stick forever in the head and heart of the other. Playing like a broken record, repeating again and again in one’s mind.

Words do have power, even thoughtless words. Because I understand this I knew I could not keep them. If I kept the words they would become mine. “NO! I DON’T WANT THIS! HELP ME,” I pleaded, “TAKE THIS AWAY FROM ME!”


These very words came to my mind. Words of instruction. Words of love and words of endearment. Words I have never heard before. Words that I repeated again and again all today in my mind.


These words came not from me but to me, from a higher consciousness, my higher self, from a place of pure love, from God. I hear this voice quite often, this small still voice, which speaks of comfort, direction, wisdom and most of all love. No, the voice was not mine. I am certain of this. The words were not mine, not in the beginning.


What a loving term of endearment. For as much love I have known as a daughter, wife and mother I do not recall ever calling anyone or nor anyone calling me “my precious”.


As I repeat these lovely words again and again to myself tears run down my face. Warmth fills my chest and I am rapt in Divine Love. God love me this I know, because the small still voices tells me so.


These words are mine. I claim them. I keep them. I hold them dear. God’s love is for us all. I am not a chosen one. I am one who has chosen God.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I've been entrusted

My big sister Donna loving me, little Debbie.

God has entrusted me with this body. I am to love and care for it. I am to believe in it. I am to be it's advocate, it's cheerleader and it's caregiver. It is mine for now.

We as human beings often treat our pets and possessions better than we treat our own bodies. We will be sure to regularly change the oil in our cars and fill it's tank with premium fuel, and yet deny our own personal transportation package the same care and attention.

I'm changing my outlook on this bit by bit. I am loving my body. Loving my body as I love a child. Children, body and soul are easy to recognise as gifts of God. As parents we innately understand that we are responsible for their care. We treat them gently, lovingly and pridefully. It's God's plan that each generation cares for it's young. Bestowing on them so much love and tender care and thus self worth that each child of God will then continue this care of themselves into adulthood.

There is still very much a child inside each one of us that needs to feel this love and attention. This child lives inside a body that still needs all the TLC, tender loving care, it can get. Now it's my responsibility to care for the body and spirit of this wonderful child of God whom I am.

When I think of my body and spirit as being under my care and as a child, I think differently about them. I am more patient with myself and I love myself, body and soul.


Only for a moment.
The gift of will power is given only to humans. Dog's don't have it. Think about it. Do you think a dog who resists snapping up a table scrap does such by any element of self control? No way! It's all a matter of conditioning and training.

Will power goes so very far beyond the common concept of self control. Not long ago I only understood the term to mean the ability to control one's own desires. The power to resist temptations of sensual pleasure. That concept of will power only goes so far and often seems quite unlike a power source but a constant battle. One battle of the will after another. Even within one's own being.

I am now coming to the understanding that each of our own wills is our source of power. A very real source of power that works as simply this statement. Whatever one wills one creates. That power is given to each of us by our creator. It's a power of choice.

We each have the power to choose our own way or God's way. It never has been a matter of a select few being God's chosen people. God has already chosen each of us by the mere fact of our creation and he created each of us with the power of choice. The power to recongnise choices and choose.

God does not force his will upon us. He is always here waiting to be found, acknowledged and chosen. It feels very special to be chosen doesn't it? It is. God wants to be chosen as well. God wants his love to be our source of power. He wants to pour his Divine Love into our very being. So that each of his children are filled with his power and have a radiant joy for life. Overflowing with his love. Spilling Divine Love out of them wherever they go and upon whomever they meet.

This Divine Love is God's gift available to each repentant heart, each selfless soul who thirsts for closeness to the father, who falls onto his knees surrendering his own will to God asking for God and his Divine Love to come into his heart-soul-spirit and fill his very being.

God is always here, always connected to each of us. It's like a direct phone line where God is the operator always on call. He's always online waiting to assist. Live Chat. It's up to each of us to pick up the phone, answer the call, ask for direction. We have to say that we want to be connected. We have to ask for help. We have to admit we can't do it alone. Then we need to shut up. Be quiet. Be still and listen. Listen to the quiet still voice within.We have to shut out the world and open to the universe. The abundant universe of possibility.We have to accept God's guidance and act only when inspired. Inspired action is following God's will given from within. It's a knowing, an urge. Impromptu action that just feels right. Without thought, you feel your way. Feel the good. Feel God. Feel God's will become your will.

When one's will is according to God's will good is created for all. When one truly surrenders his own will to God and asks that God work through him, "Thy will be done", life flows wonderfully. Gone is the constant inner battle of controlling one's own will.

The right path is shown. Daily bread is given. Green pastures appear. Trespasses are not counted. No evil is feared. God's name is hallowed. Love flows freely. Temptation ceases to exist. Thy kingdom comes. Thy will is done.

I pray again today that Thy will be done through me on earth as it is in heaven. So be it.

Live in Love

Love is always present.
Love is never lost.
Love can not be wasted.
Love is enough.
There is enough love.
Find love everywhere.
Share your love.
The love you share is shared with you.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The "W" in Christmas

A heart warming Christmas story

I had cut back on nonessential obligations - extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating, and even overspending.

Yet still, I found myself exhausted, unable to appreciate the precious family moments, and of course, the true meaning of Christmas.

My son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season for a 6 year old.

For weeks, he'd been memorizing songs for his school's "Winter Pageant."

I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd be working the night of the production. Unwilling to miss his shining moment, I spoke with his teacher. She assured me there'd be a dress rehearsal the morning of the presentation. All parents unable to attend that evening were welcome to come then.

Fortunately, Nicholas seemed happy with the compromise. So, the morning of the dress rehearsal, I filed in 10 minutes early, found a spot on the cafeteria floor and sat down. Around the room, I saw several other parents quietly scampering to their seats.

As I waited, the students were led into the room. Each class, accompanied by their teacher, sat cross-legged on the floor. Then, each group, one by one, rose to perform their song.

Because the public school system had long stopped referring to the holiday as "Christmas," I didn't expect anything other than fun, commercial entertainment songs of reindeer, Santa Claus, snowflakes and good cheer.

So, when my son's class rose to sing, "Christmas Love," I was slightly taken aback by its bold title.

Nicholas was aglow, as were all of his classmates, adorned in fuzzy mittens, red sweaters, and bright snowcaps upon their heads.

Those in the front row - center stage - held up large letters, one by one, to spell out the title of the song.

As the class would sing "C is for Christmas," a child would hold up the letter C. Then, "H is for Happy," and on and on, until each child holding up his portion had presented the complete message, "Christmas Love."

The performance was going smoothly, until suddenly, we noticed her; a small, quiet girl in the front row holding the letter "M" upside down - totally unaware her letter "M" appeared as a "W."

The audience of first through sixth graders snickered at this little one's mistake. But she had no idea they were laughing at her, so she stood tall, proudly holding her "W."

Although many teachers tried to shush the children, the laughter continued until the last letter was raised, and we all saw it together.

A hush came over the audience and eyes began to widen.

In that instant, we understood the reason we were there, why we celebrated the holiday in the first place, why even in the chaos, there was a purpose for our festivities.

For when the last letter was held high, the message read loud and clear:

"C H R I S T W A S L O V E"

And, I believe, He still is.
Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Drop it like a hot potato!

Something in the news tonight riled me up! I was all set to leave a comment on the story where I saw it online. I was going to say that news like that didn't need to be reported. Because that is exactly what the people written about wanted. Publicity. Making something bigger out of something not good in the beginning. Adding energy a negative in our world. Then I was pulled back and almost gasp. I was about to do the same. My rant would have fueled the fire. A fire that has raged too long. My comments would only stoke the fire.

So instead I choose to read a HeavenLetter. Below is the beginning of the letter I read.

God said:

You like what you like, and you don’t like what you don’t like. That is fair enough. What you like, however, matters. What you don’t like, let it go. Carry on. Let go of the bygones. Don’t carry them. Do not put your nose up in the air about what you don’t like. In terms of life, what you don’t like isn’t important. What you don’t like is only what you don’t like. Don’t complain. Move over to what you do like.

To keep reading this letter click this link


Something he said

You must know this much:
something invisible
guides you.
With invisible
threads of love,
I pull you closer.
That's it,
the story
of your life.

Gentle Thoughts

About Now
A soothing song I sing to you.

Just Glowing

I thought of you.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Morning Walk

What a view!
What view?
A view beyond.
Beyond what?
Beyond walls.
Beyond restraints.
Just to be able to see,
Makes one feel free.

Debra Clemente

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Random Acts of Culture

Imagine you went shopping on Saturday, October 30th of this year- to Macy's in Philadelphia - the once magnificent Wanamaker's Department Store with its vast pipe organ at the store's "center court."    You are a bit surprised to see decorations for Christmas and in the midst of your shopping you hear the music from the organ.  Then suddenly you get hit with this "random act of culture."  Catch the expressions and sense of spontaneous worship. last Saturday - to Macy's in Philadelphia - the once magnificent Wanamaker's Department Store with its vast pipe organ at the store's "center court."    You are a bit surprised to see decorations for Christmas and in the midst of your shopping you hear the music from the organ.  Then suddenly you get hit with this "random act of culture."  Catch the expressions and sense of spontaneous worship.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Let God's Answers Come to You like Quiet Snow

God said:

How do you know when a thought that comes to you is Mine or yours? No bell goes off. No light flashes. No angel appears to point a sword to a sign that reads "God's thought" or "individual thought". And so you try to discern and make life harder than it need be.

Sometimes you just know, and sometimes you simply don't. But when you do know, it is not from analysis.

That is why it is well to start off your day by calling Me to your awareness. When I am firmly planted in your awareness, you come from a higher plane. That is intention. Intend that I be your Guide. Intend that you hear My guidance. I cannot fail you. And you will not fail Me.

You will hear Me as an impulse. You will hear Me as a mother understands the meaning of her baby's cry. The baby's cry sets off an attunement in the mother. In this case, I refer to you as the mother and the cry is My song to you.

'Tis of thee I sing!"

We have a golden cord that connects us. Whichever end of this chain that is pulled, the other end feels it and responds. I tug My end a lot, and sometimes you are too busy to notice. But I always notice even the most delicate pull you make because I am sensitively attuned to the beat of your heart. The beat of your heart rumbles in Heaven. And the beat of My heart rumbles on earth. The beat of My heart rumbles on earth through your own simple heart.

We are connected by a two-way speaker, My heart and your heart.

Don't concern yourself so much with what you have to do or what decision you have to make. You have made one, and that is to hear My song.

Your intention is like a beep that goes off between Us. And, of course, your intention is in answer to My song. So, of course, discernment is not the trick. Intention is. And I have intention for you. That is My song. It is made of My intention for you.

So what you really are asking is how do you know when you hear Truth or when you hear echoes from the past, for My children dearly want to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Once you start the process, you don't have to watch it. I am the Process.

Once you address yourself to Me, think not of decision but of Me.

Turn the switch on, and allow Truth to appear. Don't worry it. Don't toss Truth around so much up in the air from your right hand back to your left and again.

Watch Me. Allow Me. Know I come. Know I feed love into your heart.

Behind any purpose you have stands your intention to serve Me. Know this, and you have bigger vision automatically.

Be not so concerned with what is right and what is improper. Be open to Our connection. See Me before you. See how firmly you walk when you know that I am leading you.

Let Me be like a perfume you wear.

Let Me be like a tune that fills your mind.

Let Me be like a breeze that stirs your heart.

Let Me be like a sweet taste in your mouth.

Let Me be your vision.

You have pledged yourself to Me. You have no more decisions to make. They are made. Your decisions are made in Heaven. Listen quietly. Do not wrack your brain. Let My answers come to you like quiet snow. Individual snowflakes descend from on high and cover the earth with a whiteness that leaves no doubt of its arrival. But the snowflakes fall gently. The earth makes no big ceremonial. The earth receives the snow. As the earth receives snow, receive My guidance. Quietly accept it.

There is a cry: "Hear me, O Lord!"

That cry was misinterpreted. It was My cry, and I was saying: "Hear Me, My children, O hear Me!"

And that is your cry now as well, that you rest your weary ear on My heart and hear My voice above all others. Hear Me, My children, O hear Me!

God Writing

Godwriting is a blog by Gloria Wendroff and is about Gloria's daily life as the Godwriter of the Heavenletters project that is having a profound effect on the lives of people around the world.


Worth Repeating by Debra Clemente

Heavenletter #127 Published on: March 5, 2001

God said:

Although there is no time, and eternity is, you are not to delay. Much counts on you. Your attention is needed.

You are no longer in kindergarten.

Your vision has to expand in order to save the outer world. The outer world has to grow toward Heaven. You have to grow. Your growth influences the outer world. The world cannot grow without you. You grow the world. The world is the crop you have seeded. What do you plant?

The outer world is the ripples of your pond. What are you rippling?

The outer world is a figment of your imagination. What are you imagining? How far does your sight go? Does it go past your nose?

Your sight must go past yourself and beyond the outer world. Your sight must come to Me so that you can raise the world. The world is like your child. When you have a child, you have vision of his future. The child I created and gave to you for safekeeping, you also create as you allow him to be what he is not yet. Right now he may be a six-year old, or seventeen, but you see the grandness of the child and where that greatness can take him.

Do the same for the world. The world does not have to stay as it is. It can grow to your vision. It can be Paradise.

Paradise is not a myth.

Once upon a time I presented you with Paradise. You fell out of it by seeing fault. By seeing fault, you made fault, and fault skyrocketed. Earlier fault still falls to earth. Now you will skyrocket the loveliness of God and His faith in you, His noble creation.

If you think the world must stay as it is, if you think the world has always been hard and must always be so, then you maintain the present status of the world. If you cannot see beyond it, you keep it where it is.

I gave you the world to sow with your thoughts. And sow you have. And now sow again that vines may grow and faith in the heart of man.

You who are My seed must reseed yourself and the living earth you walk on.

Every thought you seed grows somewhere.

Do not try to control your thoughts. Just look further. Have an intention, or vision, of what your thoughts can be and where they may land and what they may extol upon the earth.

Receive thoughts from the stars and pass those thoughts on. Be a star brigade.

Open the vaults of Heaven so that light may shine on the growing earth and its inhabitants.

Let My light in so that what can be will be.

No longer choose the past. It was astray.

Choose My vision. I will give it to you. Let My vision lead you and the world.

Christ was a savior. He saved hearts. Do you understand? He saved his heart first. He saved it by giving it to Me. His heart that he gave to me was returned to the world a million times over and more and more and again and again. Look at what one heart of man did sow. Led by Me within his heart, Christ blessed a world that needed blessing. His blessing continues. And he asks you to continue the blessing he gave. Be a blessing brigade.

You know, when you work for Me, you work for Me. There is no going back. You do not fit back where you once were. You can't put on that old clothing.

Now you forge ahead. Ahead means high. You must take giant steps and go high. How hard is it to come to Me? Not hard at all. Simply offer yourself and keep Me in sight. I will fulfill My Divine Will through you. I will do it, not you. But your willingness will help My Will be done.

Consider That You Are a Tour Guide

In Gratitude by Debra Clemente

Heavenletter #3651 Published on: November 23, 2010

God said:

A penny for your thoughts! A hundred dollars for your thoughts. A million dollars for your thoughts. Your thoughts are worth a great deal. Your thoughts are powerful, so powerful that they can build new cities, so powerful that they can topple tall buildings. Your thoughts are powerful.

What are you thinking about? And what do you want to think about?

I would say that you have had enough thoughts of doom. Good thoughts bring good living. Good thoughts are those that remind you of happiness.

Beloved Ones, you are living in a world! Think of it. You are living in a world! It is a great thing your living on Earth. You live in the Garden of Eden and know it not. You look at wilted flowers. You point them out. All the while, the sun shines, and new flowers grow.

Tend to My Garden for Me, will you? Will you take good care of this world I have given you from the fullness of My heart? I have given you something wonderful to take care of. Love the ground you walk on. Look how it supports you. Look how it grows food for you and flowers. Look at all that the world houses and all that the world has given to you out of its love for you. Know what you have received.

Make no mistake about it, I gave you a great gift when I gave you Earth. And you are a great gift I positioned on Earth. Remember that you are to bless the Earth. Bless every gift given to you. Raise the world’s flag high.

Be a proponent of the world. Do not belittle it. Do not worship it, yet give it credit for what it gives to you. Tip your hat to the world. Acknowledge its greatness. Thank the world for its blessings, and bless back.

The world is like a cafeteria. It offers great selections. Choose what you choose. You have chosen. Keep choosing. All the treats are there. All fresh. All yours for the choosing. Pass by what you do not favor. No reason to stay in one place deciding what you don’t like and why you don’t. Don’t make a campaign of it. Simply pass it by. Do not count the items you do not favor. Favor what you favor, and be done.

Point out the sights you like. There is no good reason to point out that which you don’t like. Consider that you are a tour guide. What are you going to show the people you guide? More people follow you than you know. Perhaps you have been considering yourself more than the people who follow in your steps.

Be considerate of the world and those who inhabit it with you. Look where you’re going. Look where your thoughts are taking you. You have infinite choices of thoughts. Thoughts are yours for the asking. And I am asking you to think of thoughts that seed the Earth with love. I am asking you to plant a new crop of thoughts. Be more than the farmer who plants the same old crop every year.

Be a pioneer. Be a Johnny Appleseed who has vision and the thoughts to make his visions come true. Thoughts are the wherewithal you need. All thoughts are at your disposal. None are out of your range.

Come into My store, and pick out the thoughts that serve you and the Universe well. Search the crevices of your heart, and you will find thoughts fit for a King, or a Queen. You will find thoughts you didn’t know you could have, and you can have them. They are yours.

The Love of Your Life

Low and Belold by Debra Clemente

Heavenletter #188 Published on: May 5, 2001

God said:

How long you have searched for the love of your life! The lengths you have gone to! The time you have spent. All the effort, all the primping, all the book-reading, all the advice, all the attention you have put on finding a man or a woman who will sustain your heart forever. And some of you succeeded, and more of you did not.

It is much easier to find Me, and I am, in truth, the love of your life. Do not belittle Our relationship. I am not a second best. I am not when all else has failed. I am not second string. Have your Human loves, and be faithful to Me. Live life on Earth, and soar in Heaven.

We are compatible. All of Human life is compatible with Me.

Look, We are One. There is One Sun, but many rays of it. You are one ray. You are one of My rays. And you are equal to all others. Some shine on the east and some in the west or the north or south, and sometimes you are all-directioned. You radiate Me to and fro your Human loves.

Your love is like the rays of the Sun emitted by the Sun. You are a ray of the Sun, and the rays of the Sun, the light of love you shine, are Mine, for I am the Sun and you are My rays of it.

It is not that you have to love Me. It is that you have to accept My love so that you can beam it. It is My love you shine. The more you accept My light, the more you shine. The more you shine, the more you are in accord with My Will, for My Will is for My love to shine and to shine everywhere through you.

You have thought that you were always seeking love, to give it and receive it, but the truth is you have been afraid of it. You have had a sense that love really was foreign to your nature, as if it were a hat you picked up somewhere and put on and wore as a thief or imposter, when all the while the hat was truly yours — you were the hat! for love is your nature. Love is your nature. Love is the essence of you. Don't deny it.

When you are in your truth, you are love. When you are away from love, you are not in your truth. With or without love, an act may appear the same. Love doesn't mean acquiescence. It doesn't mean passion. It doesn't mean sacrifice. It doesn't mean absence of self. It means Self.

On a bad day, you will say you are not yourself. Never were truer words spoken. When you are out of sorts, you are out of your truth. That is what makes you so uncomfortable. You feel awry because you have distanced yourself from the love that you truly are. You can never be unlove. You can be distraught, however. Distraught means distracted. You actually are quite skilled at distracting yourself from the true love that you are, and therefore from My love. You cannot undo My love or yours, but you can distract yourself. You do distract yourself. And when you distract yourself, you distract others as well. When you are distracted, you are not seeing. You are seeing something that isn't there. And then everyone else seems to see what you think you see.

Be My light rays. You already are. Let My light radiate from you. Do not frown. Frowning blinds you to yourself. Let yourself shine My beautiful light in all its glory.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Meditation

by Dr. Joseph Murphy

Let's close our eyes and dwell upon these simple truths - Be still and know that I am God. Still the wheels of your mind and know that God is God, in All, over All, through All, and All in All. Stillness is not just being quiet, being the causes within itself by which the Life is rendered discordant have been brought into a state of Peace now. Into a state of quietude because you are thinking of the Infinite which is stretched in smiling repose. Then God's river of Peace flows through you. For there is a river, the streams whereof make glad the City of my God. And the City of God is your own mind and the people who are dwelling there are God's thoughts this morning. There God's thoughts and God's power are with your thoughts of good. So, knowing God indwells you, causes you to live in a world that is ever peaceful. Everyday of our lives we should meditate on the beauty and the glory and the profundity of the Eternal One. Meditating on the Peace and the Harmony and the Joy of the One who Forever Is, we resurrect these qualities and attributes in our Soul. And we begin to taste the Lord and find him Good. By moving inward this morning we find the Real and as we begin to meditate on I AM or OM as in India and dwelling upon the boundless Love and the Infinite Intelligence which is the meaning of I AM - pure Being, Life awareness, the Ever Living One within you, Thee, who inhabited Eternity, whose name is Perfect. Then, this thing called the body seems to be full of simply waves of Light - And the earth in which you are seated simply becomes a series of vibrations, a dancing light and the external world becomes a dream and your internal Life awakens. And you move further and further inward, finally you merge, you touch the One who Forever Is, and you begin to experience that moment that lasts forever. Suddenly, the meditating self perceives that the whole world by going inward, you have found the Universe. As all the mystics of all time realize that the whole world is within you, as you touch it. And you realize that planets are thoughts, sun and moon are thoughts and your own consciousness is the realization which sustains them all and that temporarily in space are moving the dreams of the dreamer. And the sun, the moon, the stars are the thoughts of the thinker - he is meditating on the mysteries of himself. It is the One alone who lives in the hearts of all men appearing as the many. The mystic through meditation finds the Peace, the Strength, and the Power for further steps. The practice of meditation bestows Beauty, Love, and Grace, and Dignity, and every Attribute, every Impulse and every Act. Of all existence, I AM the Source. I AM the decay, I AM the germ, I AM the growth, all things and creatures I support, I support them while they yet stand without, and when the dream of separation ends, I cause their return unto myself. I AM the Life, I AM the wheel of the Law, I Am the Way that leadeth beyond and there is none else. And I AM the Lord that healeth thee. I am thy God. I will come and heal Thee, who healeth all thy diseases, who satisfies thy mouth with goodness. who restoreth thy youth like the eagle. I Am the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt. Thou shalt have no other God's before me. I am the Lord that is my name. My glory you shall not give to another, neither shall you give my praise. God in the midst of us now is guiding us. And just do a very simple thing and realize God's healing Love is flowing through you now saturating your whole being. And God's Love dissolves everything unlike itself. It has neither height nor depth, neither length nor breadth, neither comes nor goes. It fills all space and ancients called it Love and he that dwells in Love, dwells in God and God in him. So, God's Love is saturating your whole Soul. He restoreth my Soul.

Divine Love

By: Dr Emmet Fox (1886-1951)

My soul is filled with Divine Love,
I am surrounded by Divine Love.
I radiate Love and Peace to the whole world.
I have conscious Divine Love.
God is Love, and there is nothing in existence but God and His Self-expression.
All men are expressions of Divine Love; therefore, I can meet with nothing but the expressions of Divine Love.
Nothing ever takes place but the Self-expressing of Divine Love.
All this is true now.
This is the actual case, the actual state of affairs.
I do not have to try to bring this about, but I observe it already in being now.
Divine Love is the actual nature of Being.
There is only Divine Love, and I know this.
I perfectly understand what Divine Love is.
I have conscious realization of Divine Love.
The Love of God burns in me for all humanity.
I am a lamp of God, radiating Divine Love to all whom I meet, to all whom I think of.
I forgive everything that can possibly need forgiveness-positively everything.
Divine Love fills my heart, and all is well.
I now radiate Love to the whole universe, excluding no one.
I experience Divine Love.
I demonstrate Divine Love.
I thank God for this.

Affirmations by Dr. Emmet Fox

Friday, November 12, 2010

listen in

L I S T E N  I N
t o   t h e
s m a l l
s t i l l
v o i c e .
T h e   v o i c e   o f    G O D .
 B E  S T I L L
a n d
K N O W t h a t
I  A M  G O D .

This may mean that we need to silence these other “voices” by recognizing that God’s goodness is the only message we want to receive, and it is the only one that’s relevant to our situation. As we silence the material senses, we will be better able to hear God’s guidance and to see His goodness at work in our lives.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


The don't worry movement, a wave of spiritual emancipation: A gospel of Christian optimism

Theodore Frelinghuysen Seward,  published 1898

Spiritual Exercises

The spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius.

Have you heard of this before? I had not until recently, as a result of one of my deep searches for Truth. It appears to me that the Catholic Church has held these writings in high regard but thought the messages contained were of only of service to the priestly not the masses. I believe there in contains much for all. Certainly food for all. Food for thought.

Worth exploring

On my quest for truth, I am continually being made aware of the illuminated visions and paths of so many that came before me here on earth. Many mystic traditions, hidden, now revealed anew.

The similarities are striking. The stories told reverberate the same Truth. So many ask how can this be? Did these sages of old learn this wisdom from one another? Most likely not as vast expanses of time, land, and water separate these wisdom traditions. Many of which have been lost for ages. Hidden then lost. Appearing again to new eyes and new hearts, for those with ears to hear and eyes to see. 

So what then could be their common source? I say, THE SOURCE OF ALL.

My most recent interest of inquiry is the Kabbalah, the mystic tradition of Judaism. Kabbalah states that the Creator created all the worlds simultaneously, including our world, and we human beings have to use Kabbalah in our world, the finite material world. In order to further advance our understanding of the wisdom of Kabbalah, we need to lift our mind's eye above the horizon of our material world. Kabbalah clarifies our perception of reality. Below I have linked the book, The Kabbalah - The Mystic Quest in Judaism By Christian David Ginsburg, published in 1865, which I am just beginning to read in an attempt to grasp the spiritual insights therein.

Friday, November 5, 2010

coincidence = synchronicity

What a coincidence.
What about those seemingly random concurrently occurring events?
Are they really random?
Nope, not at all.

LIFE is so much more than a series of random acts and events. 
There exists a greater unseen force working behind the scene. 
As I have grown an understanding of the value of such phenomena,
I pay careful attention to each occurrence which comes to my awareness.
The words of others which follow best explain my own current understanding.

Carl Jung called these meaningful coincidences in seemingly random events synchronicity.
When you begin seeing coincidences as life opportunities, every coincidence becomes an opportunity for creativity. Every coincidence becomes an opportunity for you to become the person the universe intended you to be.  - Deepak Chopra, SPONTANEOUS FULFILLMENT OF DESIRE - Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence

Synchronicity is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer. -- Carl Jung
 Synchronicity is usually confirmation of whatever it is you are engaged in at the moment. Many people who continually experience meaningful coincidences, acknowledge them to be a kind of personal guidance. The perfect timing arrivals by the right person at the right place is commonly regarded as providential. They are paths our lives may take into the future and by which our personal destinies evolve. People who accept synchronicities as guidance embrace “the authentic life,” which is following our own truth, regardless of the consequences. This is the high destiny that the ancient Greeks called moira which is offered to every human. All synchronicities are indeed signs pointing us in a specific direction at the most opportune moment.

Synchronicity happens to everyone but the person far best qualified to comprehend them is the one whom they occur to. They are personal gifts from a great, caring intelligence responsible for the destiny of the universe. The full appreciation of synchronicity is nothing less than our personal connection with the higher intelligence of the universe. Synchronicities can be seen as little miracles through which an unseen and non-forceful consciousness manifests itself into our lives.

Synchronicities are events that happen when the universe is trying to tell you something, just as a signpost or mile marker would give you information while traveling in a car. Amazing situations happen when your inner awareness changes. Your energetic thoughts and intents and direction of interests and desires will align with all the natural vibrations around you coalescing into a harmony of vibrational relationships.

The Universe is always willing and waiting to show you something wonderful. Synchronicities bring to light information for your waking consciousness along with your sub/unconscious aspects of your selves gently guiding and directing you to what is in alignment with your own personal growth. Synchronicities whisper into your soul a hint for you to watch and wait. "Expect the unexpected!"

People who accept synchronicities as guidance embrace “the authentic life,” which is following our own truth, regardless of the consequences. This is the high destiny that the ancient Greeks called moira which is offered to every human. All synchronicities are indeed signs pointing us in a specific direction at the most opportune moment.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What Does It Mean to Seek the Lord?

The great promise to those who seek the Lord is that he will be found. “If you seek him, he will be found by you” (1 Chronicles 28:9). And when he is found, there is great reward. “Whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). God himself is our greatest reward. And when we have him, we have everything. Therefore, “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!”  - John Piper
Meditation on Psalm 105:4  August 19, 2009 by John Piper

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ignorance speaking

This video made me mad.
The makers of this video twist tales to breed fear and hatred.
I thought about ranting about it on the video site but instead chose to post it here.

Each one of us is first a spiritual being.
We are spiritual beings made in the image of God having a human "skin on" experience.
Sadly most of us are really unaware and out of touch with our true spiritual nature.
Dogma has managed to keep us all in line and out of touch with this touch stone.

When someone calls on spiritual help the spirits they attract are "like minded" to them.
If one is in a higher more realized spiritual state then they are assured to attract the energy of other spirits with higher vibrations whether the spiritual being has "skin on" or not. Hearing someone talk about Spirits may be spooky to another if they have not developed their innate spiritual abilities. There is so much more to life than we can see with our eyes. When one awakens to this realm, one's world expands in wondrous ways. Not scary at all. Actually it's very comforting. It's the unknown that's always the scariest in life.

Rest assured of this: Spirits are not the enemy. Not bad, evil or demonic.
That's just plain ignorance speaking.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Finders Seekers

Those with ears to hear, hear and those with eyes to see, see.

Forgive them, they know not what they do.

Seek and ye shall find.

Jesus was speaking directly to those heeding the true messages within his words. He realized that for the majority the true value of his statements would not register. Thus go in one ear and out the other. The information Jesus heralded as the "Good News" has never been meant to be secret knowledge it's just that it's value has gotten lost as error interpretations have been celebrated and taught by unknowing masses. One eventually finds whatever one is looking for. Look for peace, find peace. Look for God, find God. Find peace in God.

When one comes upon something of value, he may take no notice of it if he wasn't seeking it. Perhaps not even acknowledging it's existence. Yet one who comes upon the same thing (idea or object) and was in search of it, recognizes it's value thus treasuring what is found. The finder is delighted and shouts for joy in celebration and is anxious to share their joy with others. But unless the others were as well seeking for themselves what the finder has found they will not be able to recognize the value of the found as percieved by he seeker of such.

The joy in finding is mostly for the finder yet others will recognize the finders joy and though not percieving the value of the found will still benifit from the joy expressed and shared by the finder. The seeker/finder says "Look here, I found what I was seeking! I'm so happy! Don't you want this too? I want my happiness to be yours as well." He trys to tell in ways they can hear but their minds get in the way. They believe they know the way of the world and believe that such joy is not possible for them as yet. As it does not make sense to them they call it nonsense.

So as the seeker/finder observes the others continue to chase their tails and dig their own graves he refrains from judgement reminding himself, "they know not what they do." He who has found hopes that his continued and growing joy glows so brightly that others may take notice and ask how they as well can have such joy for themselves. Then as true seekers they will find.

Live the Good Life! Live the God Life!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

divine atmosphere

I hold it as a truth, that a divine atmosphere surrounds our earth, — an aroma emitted from the world of spirit, CELESTIAL FOOTPRINTS in which dwell the great truths and secrets of the universe, - a great world that pours down viches upon us, as the sun pours down heat; and as, without the sun, this world would be hut a formless wilderness, so without this spirit-sun would it be barren of thought or beauty. Above us and around us exists a spiritual atmosphere, more subtle than the natural one. As the latter is the supporter of physical life, so the former is of psychal. We absorb the delicate magnetic aroma from all substances, through the medium of the air, as well as the comparatively coarse oxygen ; so all of our soul-life comes from this spirit atmosphere, — all thought, all feeling, all appreciation of truth and beauty. Man is the apex of earth-creation, and the basis of all heavenly life, the foundation of all spiritual existence. Starring thus in a middle plane as the highest thing of earth and the lowest of heaven, he holds magnetic relationship to both. — T. T. Watts.

Excerpts from Plain guide to spiritualism: a hand-book