Saturday, July 31, 2010

I don't want to know it

I don't want to know it. Yet, I do. I truely believe it's one of my last vices that have and treasure. Somewhere along the way in the last 5 years I've gotten addicted to Diet Coke. I give it up and then get it again. Each time I swear it off it's after begining reminded of the clear health dangers of the ingestion of aspartame.

Two days ago, I fell off the wagon and bought a 12 pack of Diet Coke with Lime. Ten minutes ago, I popped open a can of the fizzy stuff, poured into a tall glass over ice, enjoyed a refreshing sip and as the Coca Cola company promises had a smile. Then I carried my Coke into our home office, set it beside my computer and opened my e-mail.

My smile went away. I was reminded once again that this stuff is posion for my system. Damn. I don't want to know it, but I do. Everything else that I consiously do in my life is too better my situation for the here and now and the forever, except this. Shit. I have to accept the reality my choices. Why would I knowingly bring the potential of harm to myself?

I'm not going the drink the Coke on my desk. I'm going to pour it out. Then I am going to listen once again to the message being delivered to me. I will listen. I will take heed. I will rejoice in my decision to do the best I know for myself and I will smile.

Let it me known:
On this last day of July,
in the year of 2010,  
I, Debra Clemente, 
being of sane mind
and wanting to stay that way,
choose not to have the
deadly neurotoxin aspartame, 

According to diet soda accounts for 70 percent of the aspartame consumed. A 12 ounce can of diet soda contains 180 mg of aspartame, and aspartame users ingest an average of 200 mg per day.

The Deadly Neurotoxin Nearly EVERYONE Uses Daily…

Sunday, July 11, 2010

my confirmation number


I see 11:11  as my confirmation number. It seems several times a day a clock happens to catch my attention at 11:11 or similar as 2:22 or 4:44. Every time, I realize that I just had had an intuitive thought that the old me would have set aside or questioned. So when this happens I now say thank you for the confirmation that I’m on track. I appreciate the help.  - Debra Clemente

*11:11 - The bridge or transitional zone between the old energy world of duality and the New Energy world of Oneness.
A wake-up/reminder call of the highest order...
confirmation that one's spiritual/awakening journey is right on track.


Do you see 11:11 ?

How often have you noticed the numbers 11:11, 12:12, 10:10, 22:22, 12:34, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44 or 5:55 popping up all over the place? These number sequences are not necessarily only time prompts. They can also be number sequences, like 333, 1111 etc. To your mind, is this a coincidence, or are they too frequent to be random? Perhaps you are puzzled or amused by this phenomenon? Possibly even a little bit nervous? The question everyone is asking is "What does 11:11 mean?" and "Is there a reason for this?" And there certainly is.

Millions of folks all around the world are now seeing these amazing 11:11 prompts. They are folks of all colors, all religions, all beliefs. It's spreading, and becoming far more common; it's become a major phenomenon. Someone or something is causing all these folks to look at clocks, number plates, phone numbers or any source of numbers even when they make no effort themselves to look for these things. You can even change your clocks in the house, and you will still be prompted, at the "wrong" time. You can't stop it, because YOU aren't doing it. Sometimes you will even see these numbers flashing after a power outage, even though digital clocks are supposed to reset to 12:00, not 11:11 or 12:12!

These 11:11 Wake-Up Calls on your digital clocks, mobile phones, VCR’s and microwaves are the "trademark" prompts of a group of just 1,111 fun-loving Spirit Guardians, or Angels, and the 11:11 prompt is their way of using our innate ability for pattern recognition to let us know that they are here. Once they have your attention, they will use other digits, like 12:34, or 2:22 to remind you of their presence. Invisible to our eyes, they are very real.

Our earthly 1,111 Spirit Guardians, often called "Midwayers," have been assisting folks of all walks of life for many centuries. George Barnard, the original human member of the 11:11 Progress Group, has been privileged to call them his family, his coworkers, friends and teachers for almost 60 years. Get an introduction into some of George's experiences in "From the Desk of George Barnard".

Some folks also notice lights going out or on when they pass by, such as street lights. They may also hear the door bell ring, yet there is no one in sight. It's all due to our fun loving midway friends. They will use almost any electrically controlled device to get your attention. They can and will change traffic lights, but we have found that often damages the electronic circuits, so we don't suggest you ask for that.


Leslie Bricusse

Do you know who this man is?  I’m finding out myself today.

 British musical composer Leslie Bricusse (born January 1931)  

In short he’s a Britain, by the name of Leslie Bricusse whom has written more than forty musical shows and films. You can checkout his website bio here later. It’s impressive, but what caught my attention is that there is appears to be constant thread running through his songs, at least the one’s I’ve posted on my blog here today. I hear a deeper meaning and the telling of a bigger story as I listen to these works together. I’ve heard all the songs before but today I heard more. This guy knows something and he’s telling us.

Listen for yourself. 






Talk to the animals

"Talk to the Animals" is a song written by British composer Leslie Bricusse. Written for the film Doctor Dolittle, it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 40th Academy Awards.

Chattin' with a chimp in chimpanzee,
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting with a cheetah,
What a neat achievement it would be!
If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages,
Maybe Take an animal degree,
I'd study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle,
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea!
I would converse in polar bear and python,
And I would curse in fluent kangaroo,
If people ask me "can you speak rhinoceros?"
I'd say "of courserous! Can't you?"
If I conferred with our furry friends, man to animal,
Think of the amazing repartee
If I could walk with the animals, talk with the animals,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals,
And they could squeak and skwawk and speak and talk to us!
If I consult with the quadrupeds
Think what fun we’d have,
asking for the crocodiles for tea!
Or maybe lunch with three lions, walruses and sea lions
What a lovely place the world would be!
If I spoke slang to orangutans
The advantages any fool on earth could plainly see!
Discussing Eastern art and dramas
With intellectual llamas
That’s a big step forward you’ll agree!
I’d learn to speak in antelope and turtle
And my Pekinese would be extremely good
If I were asked to sing in hippopotamus
I’d say “whynotamous?” and I would!
If I could parlay with pachyderms
It’s a fairy tale worthy of Hans Anderson and Grimm
A man who walks with the animals and talks with the animals
Grunts and squeaks and squawks with the animals
and they could talk to *me*!
I’d study every *living* creature’s language
So I could speak to all of them on site
If friends said “can he talk in crab or pelican?”
You’d say “*like hell he can” and you'll be right!
And if you just stop to think of it
there's no doubt of it
I would win a place in history
If I could walk with the animals
Talk with the animals
Grunt no word here squeak and squawk with the animals
And they could squeak and squawk and speak and talk to me!

The Candyman

He mixes it with love and makes the world taste good.

"The Candy Man" About this sound  is a song from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. It was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley specifically for the film.

Bill: Who can take a sunrise
Sprinkle it in dew
Cover it in chocolate
and a miracle or two?
The candyman
The candyman can
The candyman can cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good
Who can take a rainbow
Wrap it is a sigh
Soak it in the sun
and make a strawberry lemon pie?
Children: The candyman?
Bill: The candyman
The candyman can
The candyman can cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good
Willy Wonka makes
Everything he bakes
Satisfying and delicious
Talk about your childhood wishes
You can even eat the dishes
Who can take tomorrow
Dip it in a dream
Separate the sorrow
And collect up all the cream?
The candyman
Children:Willy Wonka can
Bill: The candyman can cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good
And the world tastes good cause the candyman thinks it should

Feeling Good

About this sound  LISTEN HERE   I mean REALY LISTEN.

"Feeling Good" (aka Feelin' Good) is a song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1964 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd

Birds flying high
You know how I feel
Sun in the sky
You know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by
You know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good
Fish in the sea
You know how I feel
River running free
You know how I feel
Blossom on a tree
You know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good
Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when day is done
That's what I mean
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me
Stars when you shine
You know how I feel
Scent of the pine
You know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Pure Imagination

"Pure Imagination" is a song from the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. It was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley specifically for the movie.

Willy Wonka:
Hold your breath
Make a wish
Count to three
Come with me
And you'll be
In a world of
Pure imagination
Take a look
And you'll see
Into your imagination
We'll begin
With a spin
Traveling in
The world of my creation
What we'll see
Will defy
If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There's nothing
To it
There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You'll be free
If you truly wish to be
If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There's nothing
To it
There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You'll be free
If you truly
Wish to be

Millennium (song)

we've got stars directing our fate
and we're praying its not too late
some say that we are players
some say that we are pawns
but we've been making money since the day that we were born
then slow down before we fall down
we've got stars directing our fate
and we're praying its not too late
cause we know we're falling from grace
live for liposuction
and detox for your rent
overdose at Christmas
and give it up for lent
my friends are all so cynical
refuse to keep the faith
we all enjoy the madness cause we know we're gonna to fade away
we've got stars directing our fate
and we're praying it's not too late
cause we know we're falling from grace
come and have a go if you think you are hard enough (X2)
millennium (X2)
we've got stars directing our fate
and we're praying it's not too late
cause we know we're falling from grace
and when we come we always come to late
i often think that we were born to hate
get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes (X2)
we've got stars directing our fate
(millennium) and we're praying its not too late
(millennium) cause we know we're falling from grace
Writers: Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers, John Barry, Leslie Bricusse


Enjoy the splendor of today.

That's Just Grand Word of the Day from Visual Thesaurus

Several nouns in English conform to the pattern of splendor in two respects: (1) the Brits spell them ending in -our, and (2) there is a related adjective ending in -id (as here, with splendid). The sequence splend occurs also in the related adjective resplendent.  The whole lot are from Latin splendere, "shine." Splendor has moved away a bit from the literal meaning of shine but basks in the figurative sense of it: the quality of being grand and magnificent. 

We are taught to worry

It’s really a horrible thing. I did it myself. I remember trying to at least. Weren’t we all supposed to? We seem to have programmed ourselves to believe that if we are not currently doing something that we perhaps should or could be doing then it is our responsibility to at least worry about it.

My daughter Amanda had just turned five and few days had past since the whirlwind of her birthday party. As I walked through the family room where she sat intently playing with her new toys, a thought came to me. Actually, the thought came to me again. We needed to write the thank you notes.

Amanda could sign her name and draw a pretty picture but I would be the one writing the actual thank you notes for each of her birthday gifts. I knew it was my responsibility to get this done but as well my responsibility to have her involved in the process. My mother instilled in me the importance of  acknowledging gifts with a hand written thank you note delivered timely manner. So as each day passed the guilt grew. “We need to write the thank you notes for you birthday presents, Amanda.” I said to her as she brushed her new Barbie’s hair. “So we can stop worrying about it.”

Clear as day, I can remember her looking up at me and saying “I’m not worrying about it.” It’s true she wasn’t it and that is the exact moment that I realized that we teach our children to worry. The question still remained. Should I teach her to worry about it?

Eighteen years later, it is obvious that I did indeed instill in my daughter the value of a handwritten thank you, as she regularly and promptly writes and sends gracious notes.  But I don’t think she worries about it. I certainly hope not, but I’m not going to worry about it.

My kids - Dominic -age 4 and Amanda -age 6

Friday, July 9, 2010

My mother wrote me

I found this quote recently:

Life is a work of art
designed by the one
who lives it. . . . .

My Mother

Thanks Mom!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Allow Unconditional Love

I think this says it all and so very well.

In this message, Harold W. Becker shares...

There is such beauty and potential that surrounds us every moment. We can take notice of our rhythmic breathing and how this simple process nourishes every cell, gaze up at the sun and realize how it too is supporting our existence, or we can go within into our imagination and appreciate the power we wield to generate new tomorrows. Wherever we choose to put our attention, it is ultimately our perspective and personal interpretation that determines the nature of our experience.

Each of us is a marvelous being of immense creativity within a vibrant planet that sustains and provides for our every need. We have innate wisdom, unbridled courage, amazing strength, audacious faith, incredible bravery and astounding talents ever waiting to express in each moment. Yet, our greatest challenge is that we have forgotten the simplest of treasures an open heart.
According to our unique circumstances and personal self awareness, we either ignore or ignite our compassionate understanding that all life is precious. We may be born into environments, accept beliefs, and experience conditions that easily limit our perspectives or even suppress our deepest truth; however nothing ultimately stands in our way to love unconditionally.

We can allow unconditional love to be our choice and personal perspective. Since it is already present in every moment, we merely place our attention on our heart and let the love flow. We can release the suggestions, layers and conditions that we have permitted to limit our reality. Whether we assume a grievance towards another for example, or generate criticism for self, we can let go through forgiveness and acceptance. It can be that easy and we do not need to wait for anyone else to do it for us.

Perhaps we have been expecting the world to change and somehow make our lives easier, never realizing that it simply reflects our individual and collective thoughts and feelings. If our world presently appears hardened and closed off, filled with strife, greed, fear, hatred, guilt, shame or doubt, let us be the first to share the love from our heart. Let us interpret our personal perspective from the bigger picture of unconditional love.

One person does make a difference and together we transform our planetary expression into the reflection of our divine birthright to live in peace, happiness, harmony and an abundance of love for all.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It’s a matter of Intention


It was my intention to call Suzette, as I had a message to call her back, but Suzette didn’t answer my call. Whoever answered didn’t know Suzette or even a Suzette. I had the wrong number. Maybe I wrote it down wrong. Maybe I punched an incorrect digit. One little number off and no connection, no communication, zilch. That’s way man’s technology works. From phone numbers to web addresses you have to have it exactly right or you won’t make the connection intended.

Here’s the good news: God understands our intentions even when we are not perfect communicators.

Case in point: This Blog. When I was looking for a blog domain name I found that DEVINE IDEAS was available. Yea, perfect that’s it. So up until 2 days ago that has been the name and spelling of any reference to DIVINE on this site. So have you caught it now? I had been misspelling DIVINE the whole time. I have passed this link on to friends a few times wanting to share my writings but never had a heads up that I screwed up. But that is really not the point here. What is the point is that God didn’t care either. DIVINE LOVE is the theme here and I am continually asking God for more DIVINE LOVE to fill my life. God wasn’t the least bit deterred by my spelling error, whether it was in this blog or in my head. My life confirms this for I have been deeply blessed in amazing ways since I have begun to pray for DEVINE LOVE / DIVINE LOVE in earnest.

Knowing this truth opened another truth unto to me. God is so pleased for every effort we make to commune with him that he will respond to anything as long as the intention is one of purity and longing for understanding. God,  Father, Divine Feminine, Maker, Divine Source, Divine Love, The Great I AM, Lord, Christ, Jesus, Jehovah, Creator of the Universe, Almighty, Source of All, Allah, Teacher, Truth, Christ Consciousness, Wisdom, Word, True Light, Master - No matter the name or our individual understanding we can all connect to the same most wonderful source of all good.

- Debra Clemente


ego ego ego 


Shout it out!
Say it fast and loud.
Let the words run altogether.
Again and again.

I made it up. I haven’t used it much lately. Haven’t had the need to but when I conceived of this phrase a year ago last spring became my mantra. That means I repeated it a lot and it gave a peace and direction to my life.

Whenever my mind would wander to selfish thoughts I quickly turned the tables with my sing song rendition of my personal jingle. It’s helped me, help myself, think beyond myself.

Debra Clemente

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Be not afraid

We are commanded NOT TO FEAR, instead we are TO HAVE FAITH. So what does that really mean? How on earth can one live it?

It’s easy to tell someone to have no fear but until one has received the spiritual blessing God offers to all it really is an impossibility. With God all things are possible. This used to be just words to me but no longer. I now know and live in this wondrous God reality.

So how can one begin to gain faith and lose fear? By asking for God’s love to fill your heart and soul. Do this again and again in earnest. Each time you ask, you will receive. Bit by bit more and more of God’s Divine love will download into your heart/soul. Once you taste of this delicious love you will yearn for more. God planned it that way.

As you grow in this purest and highest love you will find yourself morphing into a new being and find yourself making the “right choices” with the greatest of ease. No longer will the commandments seem like unobtainable laws for a long gone biblical generation. They will be the only way you can be and you will desire no other. It won’t even be an effort. You will surprise then delight yourself.

When one rises to this level of being true wisdom replaces and exceeds any worldly physical knowledge. With that wisdom comes peace of mind.  A spirit filled with the Peace and Love of God has no room or need for fear. 

I’m speaking from experience here. These few words offered only point to edge of what is possible. Just keep in mind that my mind has changed as my heart has changed. If you know me and have known me you will see and feel this. My light shines.

                                                          - Debra Clemente

Read my prayer for DIVINE LOVE

Monday, July 5, 2010


Truth is the property of God;

The above quote is a forward message in the book “Defects of Modern Christianity” by Alfred Williams Momerie who was a Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at King's College in London, and Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge.

This book came into the Harvard Library in 1888, and is now available in Google Books as a PDF.


the same divine spirit

All religions spring

from the same sacred soil,

the human heart;

that all are quickened

by the same divine spirit,

the still small voice;

and that, though the outward

forms of religion may change,

may wither and decay, yet,

as long as man is what he is

and what he has been,

he will postulate again and again

the Infinite as the very

condition of the Finite,

he will yearn for something

which the world cannot give,

he will feel his weakness and dependence,

and in that weakness and dependence

discover the deepest sources

of his hope, and trust, and strength. 

- Friedrich Max Muller

Friedrich Max Muller (1823-1900)

In my search for truth I continually happen upon writings which today are cataloged as “new age thought” yet the words have been written by men and women whom lived on earth ages before this one. This evening I was introduced to the words of Friedrich Max Muller (1823-1900) a German Sanskritist who spent most of his working life as professor of comparative philology at Oxford.

I believe

In the name of religion a multitude of sins have been committed. These acts where not of God. For God is All Good.

Selfish acts are of man. Selfless acts are Acts of God.

God is Divine Love, the highest power one can know.

Only For A Moment - oil painting by Debra Clemente

Man needs no mediator between himself and Divine Love which is God. God is always online, it is up to Man to connect with God.

God gave Man free will. Free will to choose his path. God does not “force his hand” but holds it readily open for each of us to accept and grasp.

God wants for his own to come home and ask for his Divine Love to fill their hearts and souls so full that there is room for no other. God will provide daily blessings to those that humble themselves and come to God with pleading hearts asking to be filled with Divine Love.

Debra Clemente

Sathya Sai Baba

So I just found him. First I found his words. They met my heart. Then I saw his image. A distinctive profile highlighted by the halo effect of a huge orb of what I think of as a 70’s afro. So who is this guy? He is Sathya Sai Baba and he is one of us, here to remind each of us that we are all one.

Sathya Sai Baba encourages us to recognize who we are. We are not these minds. We are not these bodies. We are the eternal spirit that temporarily occupies these minds and bodies. We can appreciate and become who we really are by turning inward with faith in God and an intense yearning to know Him. Our conscience is a reflection of the eternal spirit. Sathya Sai Baba tells us that our conscience is our master. When we follow our conscience, our thoughts, words, and deeds will be noble and consistent. Spirituality is having the courage and determination to follow our conscience in all things and at all times. In doing so, we recognize that we are all united in God. We are bound together by divine love.

thought for the day - 5th July 2010 

The capacity to overcome the Gunas (tendencies) of Prakriti (Nature) is not inherent in any one; it comes to one with the Grace of the Lord. And that Grace is to be won by Japa (Repetition of God’s Name) and Dhyana (Meditation). The truth has to be experienced, in order that it might not slip away from consciousness; and the discipline needed for this is also Japa and Dhyana. This must first be clearly understood: it is impossible for every one to control the tendencies of Prakriti; the power is possessed only by those who have Prakriti in their grip and whose commands Prakriti does obey. Prakriti is the basis of everything in the Universe. It is the basis of Creation and Existence. All this is Prakriti: men or women, beasts or birds, trees or plants; in fact, all that can be seen is inseparable from Prakriti.