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|Welcome To Another Adventure In Spirit
|Hello and God
Thank you for welcoming me into your inbox today!
absolutely thrilled to be alive and able to write another Secret Garden
Letter for you. You may know I went through some health problems,
and I’ve had to try to take it easy before getting involved again with
How have you been? I hope you are well
and prospering, enjoying the summer, and that all of your family are
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|The Wonderful Presence of You - How You
When I look
back on all that I've created in my life, the artwork, writing and
friendships I've made, I am totally amazed at how many
lovely and important things I’ve done!
(My children are at the top of that creation list, of course.)
Other than our kids, those wonderful creations are easy to forget or get
lost over the years.
(My children are at the top of that creation list, of course.) Other than our kids, those wonderful creations are easy to forget or get lost over the years.
You too have several
wonderful things in your life, - things that
you’ve done or created, that define you and exemplify who you can be.
You may not remember them or give yourself credit for the things you've tried and moved on. Even those things you were really good at, but perhaps don't need to do now in the current job you have.
We compare ourselves to movie stars, great athletes and inventors, thinking that we have done nothing of importance and contributed nothing to the human race. How wrong we are!
Do you know, there is not one single human being who has lived, who did not influence the human race and change the future?
You don’t have to give birth to children to contribute to the world. Your words, your love, your work, ideas or inventions, music, - even the way you smile – can be a spark that affects dozens of people around you at any given moment in time.
Over a lifetime, the kindness you’ve shown, the
gifts you’ve given, the people you’ve loved, even your anger or
fear, have all helped to create our reality today.
Because we are
all connected on a spiritual, subconscious level, having you here, and feeling your presence, is a great comfort and help.
Even if I never meet you in person in this lifetime, I know you exist
and that gives me strength.
When I was a
little girl, I was terrified of thunderstorms, and the rest of my family
seemed to sleep through rumbles that kept me awake. (At the time, I
shared a bed with my sister Mary.) The only relief from my fears
that I found was by lying as close to Mary’s body as I could get, and
touching her with my foot or hand, to remind myself that I was not
I believe that
our spirits are all touching each other, without being completely
conscious of it, most of the time. I believe we’re very much
like the plants and animals and other life forms on the planet.
have been able to measure some reaction in plants, that when one is
injured by cutting or plucking a flower, the other plants nearby have a
measurable reaction. It seems that as one plant “screams”,
another one cries in sympathy or fear.
If even the
plants are in communication with each other, and daisies can notify
other daisies that they’ve been hurt, how much more could we?
We who were
created in God’s image, who have a spirit and a soul, who love beyond
the mortal grave, and who were meant to communicate among each other…!
How much more
will we be connected, sharing our soul with God, with each other, with
every other living thing on earth?
mean that we should resolve to
do our very best to live calm and joyful lives of health and prosperity,
and to share, so that all can live and be well? By doing this one
small thing, we could give calm, peace, health and joy to everyone else collectively.
If we could
also change our thought patterns to positive thoughts instead of
negative self-defeating thoughts, or harmful thoughts, it stands to
reason that by this connection, we could alter the reality of the entire
planet and fix global problems.
times in Scripture have you read, “Whatsoever a man
thinks”…becomes his reality. Jesus said it over and over,
“whatever we ask for – we’ll receive”. “Whatever we
believe – we’ll experience”. He just COULD NOT have said it
any stronger or any more times without being burdensome on the men who
had to transcribe the Bible by hand, one scroll at a time.
All it would
take is a very tiny shift in our minds, a small decision to hold
ourselves higher and value ourselves a little more, so that we could
value all more.
that is why I say that I celebrate you, just as you are, because I’m
rejoicing in my heart that you are here and that we have
humanity’s experience in common.
Today I’m a little more aware of how much we share, - that I don’t ever want to be parted from those I love. And that I cannot be parted from those I love. Because I AM love. So are you. : ) Return to Top of Page
|Are You Drowning In Negative Assets?
What Negative Money Is And How To Avoid It
|(This is a subject
that should be taught in schools but isn't. You can increase your
net worth and your spending money by just eliminating these negative
As I counsel
people, and watch the lives of the people I love, I've noticed that
there are two kinds of money, or assets - the positive and the negative
things we hold onto that go up in value and things that go down.
There are things we hope are going to make money for us that we have to
continually feed or maintain. Some things that we get ourselves
into cost us dearly.
To give you
an example of a negative asset, consider someone who believes that
buying "small domestic animals" and breeding them will bring
in large sums of money. The animals continue to breed and must be
fed, medicated and trained, whether a sale happens or not.
period of time, this person has grown very fond of the
"animals" and may not have learned the difference between
something that will pan out and increase his actual net worth, and
something that is draining all his resources and should be cut
loose as quickly as possible, even if he has to take a loss to plug the
leak in his finances.
may seem so obvious to you, don't pat yourself on the back just yet,
because although we may not all have purchased living animals, we all
have areas where money is streaming through our fingertips. In
some cases, it's rushing out our back door like a tsunami wave.
You see, when
it's OUR problem, we just can't see it. We have practiced all of
our lives to see through our emotions, instead of through ledger sheets
and bookkeepers' tallies.
exactly what a trained marketer, business owner or corporation is
counting on, and is the purpose for those ads and commercials on
TV. We all know that people don't buy what they need; they buy
whatever has stirred their emotions and given them a glimpse of hope for
something better, new or more exciting.
That's why we
give examples and life stories of people who have lost large amounts of
weight (so you'll buy our diet programs), or of people who won the
lottery (so you'll buy more lottery tickets.)
The truth is
there are some negative assets we hang onto right into the grave,
because we WANT to hold onto things that are familiar or give pleasure
or help us keep an illusion of what it is we'd like to be.
If you were
absolutely serious about making $100,000 this year, what would you do to
make this a reality? (No, …robbing a bank is not an
I would want
to pattern my life after someone who DID make $100,000 or better each
year consistently. I would stop and ask myself if Donald Trump or
Bill Gates would do it this way, or if they would cut something out of
the picture and regroup.
Bill Gates and Donald Trump would NOT be raising domestic animals and
depending on them for their sole source of income, especially when
potential customers are holding back their money for the gas pumps or
from fear of not being able to provide for what they already have.
They would not purchase an animal, period, if their income source or
amount were unstable.
We can't be
sure what they would have done if they were in our shoes, with our
education and environment, but there is one thing we CAN be sure
of. They have acquired their fortunes by a little talked about
facet of human intelligence called acuity or perceptiveness.
words, they looked carefully at the bankbooks, and what their
bookkeepers reported about their investments and projects, and they made
a division between what was truly prospering and what was acting like a
lead weight, taking up time and money to maintain.
They were not
afraid to cut the negative assets even if they had to suffer a short
time loss to prevent losing much more over a period of time to
honest with ourselves, and examine every area of our business and our
personal lives, we can also divide between the positive and the negative
resources and in doing this one small thing, we will increase our total
net worth and our available spending money without having to actually
increase our income!
is no lack, and there is no reason to hold back on money, except to
consciously take control of your life and decisions to make them work
for you. I remind you again that you can't possibly make decisions
that will take you where you need to be, if you haven't first determined
There is NO
LIMIT to the "busy" work you can be doing, and keep
accomplishing and adding to your list, but very little of that will
actually MEAN anything. Put another way, very little of your
activities (if done without focusing on the goal) will be positive
assets or lead to an increase or betterment of your life.
motion or task done on time and on target, will net you more value than
a year's worth of running in circles.
should you be doing? Where should you invest your time, money and
take stock of your possessions (assets), your friends and business
associates (for how they can benefit you), your daily calendar
(your time spent), and your business ventures (accounts receivable,
income sources, investments).
caught up in fear and anxiety over them, but establish a reasonable time
period to check back in on each and make a decision.
Don't let it
worry you, but don't let your investments be based on emotions. No
matter how badly you want to keep something that your ancestor thought
was special, if it's not special to YOU, it's subject to the cut
most difficult area that any of us have to deal with is our
children. Almost without exception, this generation of young adult
people need more support and help from their parents than any other
generation in the past.
aren't important here, but what is important is how you choose to deal
with it. There are no easy answers in this area, and perhaps only
in personal relationships are the rules of this game a moot point.
depends on what you want written on your tombstone. "He/She
was a great mom or dad" or "He/She made the dollar mark every
possible to accomplish both? (If you can believe television
reports, Donald Trump hasn't done too badly in either area.)
to thank your friends, family and associates for helping you get where
you are today, and God for giving you life and letting you keep it
Polish up your talents, remember the great things you've already accomplished and focus yourself! Have a great ride! Return to Top of Page
|52 Fun Things To Do This Year To Put More
LIVING In Your Life
What could we
accomplish if we each had a “to do” list written down for each year
of our lives?
wonder why you should care, or why you should set any goals at all, I’d
have to ask you if you have checked lately to see if you’re still
goal oriented and accomplishment based. We need success, and we
need to be able to pat ourselves on the back, and receive the praise of
our peers for a job well done. If you’ve slipped away to the
point that you truly don’t care anymore, please be advised the next
step is a sharp drop off, about 6 ft. deep.
too late to come back to the living. Just look back over your
life, find what you’ve accomplished so far and rejoice in those
things! Remember what your passions are, what you were doing
before you were interrupted by burdens and that feeling that you had to
grow up. Responsibility doesn’t mean giving up life, it means
being the one who can make it happen. That’s adulthood -
So here are
52 things you can do to put more life in your body:
I haven’t actually stopped here, except if I don’t send it this out, you’ll never get to read it. So I’m going to keep thinking up more fun things to do. If you have some ideas, send them to me and I’ll add them in too. Return to Top of Page
|New Revelations Of The Word
You may know about biblegateway.com, that you can read all the versions of the Bible there, and several commentaries, and search for keywords and passages with the click of a button.
I was checking on the Sermon on the Mount, the part about not calling someone a fool, or worthless. Eileen and I had been talking about possible meanings so I wanted to see what the exact wording was.
What I found was absolutely amazing. Somehow I was on the version called the Contemporary English Version, and as I read this chapter, my eyes were opened and the Word went deeper in my heart. Please take a look at this wonderful Sermon that Jesus Himself gave. It only takes a few minutes to read, but might impress you for a lifetime.
Below are the verses we were talking about:
Matthew 5:21-24 In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said:
21 You know that our ancestors were told, "Do not murder" and "A murderer must be brought to trial."
22 But I promise you that if you are angry with someone, you will have to stand trial. If you call someone a fool, you will be taken to court. And if you say that someone is worthless, you will be in danger of the fires of hell.
23 So if you are about to place your gift on the altar and remember that someone is angry with you,
24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. Make peace with that person, then come back and offer your gift to God.
Our discussion was:
How can you call someone worthless, when you're just like him? We were all created equal, we're all connected by Spirit, and all loved by God. Each piece of the mirror ball is just alike, only in a different position in the sphere. To call one worthless, means all are worthless, including yourself. Including God who formed us from Himself, breathed His own breath into man and endures us throughout eternity because of His great love for His creation.
When you criticize someone for their actions or behavior, it could be that the person may be acting under the Spirit to do the will of God, and you misunderstood the importance of that act, so be careful you're not in effect calling God stupid!
It is obvious here, that we're judged by our intentions, and that everything in our lives is based on our will, our thoughts and our intentions. Jesus looks past the circumstances to see what the motives were.
When you see someone healing, or doing miracles and you want to get involved in what they're doing (such as new age ideas or psychic practices), look first to see if this person is giving God the glory for what they're accomplishing. If God is not getting the glory, He's not going to get involved, so you can pretty well tell by that if this is really of God.
Be wary of thin praises and slight or vague acknowledgement of "God". The Bible says all who say that the messiah has come in the flesh in the person of Jesus Christ is of God, and that no one can say Jesus is Lord without the Spirit giving it utterance. Return to Top of Page
Summing It Up
|The bottom line
wherever you live, is that you have a wide and unimaginable impact on
everyone else here, and those who have not even been born yet. All
of us are interconnected, and every decision we make, every hand we
shake or person we say hello to, changes the future.
Every new friend, every kindness we show, and even the times we show our fannies and say or do things that hurt others, our effect on earth is either drawing people together or dividing them apart.
If you've never thought about it before, drop a penny on the ground and walk away. You've just put into place a discovery of joy for someone.
Send a letter to a soldier or to someone in a nursing home or prison. Or do nothing except pray for everyone you can think of.
You can sit in your chair and hold a person in your thoughts, and your spirit will reach out to that person and touch them. Without even knowing why they feel the way they do, or why they suddenly thought of you, their body and soul is going to react to being touched by you from miles away.
You have an incredible amount of power in this lifetime. I haven't even mentioned the power of your spoken word on the elements of the universe to create and manifest what you've commanded.
BEWARE of what you say and do, because when we leave this body, we will stand before God and have to give an account for it all. Everything we've said and everything we've done, and the reward we get will be dependent on what we have done here. Some of the things we choose to do may take away from our reward.
If we've accepted Jesus for the bad we've done, His sacrifice has already been the punishment we would have received. But we will still be called to give an account for what we've done with this life and this love that we have been made capable of. Wouldn't you prefer to be approved and rewarded, then just squeak by with your life?
Like the television commercial "I could have had a V-8" juice drink, will you be slapping yourself on the forehead and realizing all that you missed, and all that you should have done? Or will you smile to yourself and say, "I'm glad that I became aware and was turned around in time, so I had a portion of my life left to do good."
God bless you! I love you! Return to Top of Page
|Above and beyond my
desire to comfort, encourage and nourish your heart, is my command to
obedience to God and His Word. I will not apologize for my belief
in Jesus as my Savior and that understanding of His sacrifice (and
taking it willfully upon yourself as yours) is a requirement for total
salvation and eternal life.
I read a great deal of opinions and mush online and in books, some of which sound very good, very loving and helpful, and it's easy to get very subtly pulled away from the straight and narrow path.
If you do not believe in rewards and punishments, or if you do not totally and truly worship the Living God, then the curve of this path won't matter at all. I do believe.
That belief has brought me into the realm of miracles and actually meeting God, hearing His voice and knowing that my prayers are always answered, and I'm always rescued.
Many churches exist that are filled with people and meet at least twice a week, who do not even know if God is real. Their pastors publicly admit they don't really believe in a God.
Why in the world would you be standing in that position, collecting a check for leading souls to heaven, if you can't even be sure heaven exists?
They've never had a personal experience with the Spirit, or Jesus, or God our Father, they only have a certificate of completion of religious studies from a school that runs based on money.
I have met the Living God and I know that nothing that is truly God's can be bought with cash, or any sacrifice a man or woman can give, except their heart. And that's free, as is Jesus' gift of life to you.
I met Him late in my life. I had searched halfheartedly for Him for years. I even had prayed down miracles and gone through the motions of being a Christian, and then...suddenly, there He was. The power and the hush of His Holiness is incredible and once you've tasted the Spirit, you'll never again be satisfied in one of those churches who are going through the motions and going right off the cliff into an eternity without the God they seek.
What YOU may think of me may sting for a short time, but what God thinks of me will sting for eternity if I get it wrong.
Pray for me, that I do not speak out of my own ego or against God's truth. I will pray for you the same.
Again I give you the vision Jesus Christ gave to me personally. He said tell them that I've bought back their inheritance, and I offer it freely to my bride. The lands, the future, the blessings of every kind. Tell them I am their husband, and I am their comfort.
He said we will hang this vision on my front porch, and it will draw the wounded, the lonely, the hurting, to Him, and He will give them gifts.
This Jesus, so kind and so meek, owner of all that exists in the universe (because of His obedience to the Father, and who He is), offers to you His love, His friendship, His eternal companionship.
If you don't know for sure that you have accepted Jesus and ARE His bride, simply ask for it now.
"Jesus, I believe you died for me, I believe that you came from God to rescue mankind, and to pay the price for our disobedience, because no ordinary mortal could have paid it. I believe you offer it to me freely for the taking and I accept, dear Jesus! I accept! Please write my name in your book of life and come be my companion. When my time on earth is through, I will go be with you.
Be with me each day, Lord, and teach me what I must do to please you and be your bride. In your name Jesus I pray, Amen."
Be baptized, join with other believers in prayer and study, and partake of the Lord's Supper (communion) as often as you can. Understand that ceremony above all others of the church, because in it is your continuing forgiveness and your continuing healing.
Know that God does not lie, and that what He has promised He WILL do. Hold fast to what you have asked in Jesus' name. Know that it WILL come to pass. Return to Top of Page
- Use them to pray along with me, or get ideas on new words to exalt and
Bible verses of hope, comfort and healing
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