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Indispenzable

Our blog title tonight is a play on words.  I am featuring a small amount of the transformational information that comes through Dr. Joe Dispenza. I am writing this tonight at 12:30 am Houston time, at the home of Lou Ann’s sister Marilyn Maxwell Royer. She graciously picked us up at the airport at 7:30 and then headed north to pick up our daughter Uma.  The baggage handlers at the airport couldn’t unload her luggage because of a lightning storm.  So here we are five hours later in her lovely home in between Houston and Galveston.

I first discovered Dr. Dispenza in the What The Bleep movie.  That movie had many brilliant minds sharing what they understood about consciousness.  Dr. Dispenza was no exception..  In fact, for me, his explanation of spiritual concepts which had been confusing to me, were made crystal clear.

I have shared with you before in this blog.  It is called “I create my day.” Here is what Dr. Dispenza shared: “So if we’re consciously designing our destiny, and if we’re consciously from a spiritual standpoint throwing in with the idea that our thoughts can affect our reality or affect our life — because reality equals life — then I have this little pact that I have when I create my day. I say, ‘I’m taking this time to create my day and I’m infecting the quantum field. Now if (it) is in fact the observer’s watching me the whole time that I’m doing this and there is a spiritual aspect to myself, then show me a sign today that you paid attention to any one of these things that I created, and bring them in a way that I won’t expect, so I’m as surprised at my ability to be able to experience these things. And make it so that I have no doubt that it’s come from you,’ and so I live my life, in a sense, all day long thinking about being a genius or thinking about being the glory and the power of God or thinking about being unconditional love.

More Joe: I often hear people questioning why it is that what they are intending to create has not manifested. Normally, if you find yourself asking such a question, there are only a few reasons. One is that you’re feeling separate from your creation, and if you’re feeling separate from it, you’re living in lack. This means you’re feeling and living from emotions that are not based in wholeness or gratitude, such as fear, anger, frustration, and so on. More on this in another blog.

This is why it’s so important to do the work every day—to consistently condition your body to the emotion of that future experience or creation. When you successfully do this enough times, you won’t feel separate from your creation and you won’t feel lack. You’ll feel like you’re already connected to it, and this in turn creates more feelings of wholeness. If you understand that you are whole—and that in the state of wholeness the thought of your creation brings it closer to you—then rather than thinking of your creation as something separate from you, it already is a part of you. This is how you begin to create outcomes in your life.

The work is meditation.  It is not new.  Dr. Dispenza takes us into a new paradigm however.  He is inviting us to move from lack to wholeness through his meditations.  Please go to mindmovies.com and sign up and get involved on creating everything you desire.  It is time for those of us who want the world to be a glorious place to learn this powerful tool.  From my meditating heart to yours,  Thomas

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Patriotic

Lou Ann and I grew up like many of you.  We celebrated the Fourth of July.  Fireworks and lot’s of delicious unhealthy food.  I have been stirred by many of the patriotic songs.  You’re a Grand Old Flag,  God Bless America, Yankee Doodle,  America The Beautiful and others.  I knew all the lyrics, and sang them with pride.  I was innocent like many, who sang these inspiring words.  Now in 2018 something is missing for me.  Maybe it has been missing for a long time for a lot of us.

I believe in the epic words of Thomas Jefferson. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Of course the term men refers to everyone for me.  All people are created equal.  All souls are spiritual and eternal and they get to choose whatever they desire.  However, many of us do not know this.

The Declaration of Independence is about freedom.  The freedom to choose our life.  The challenge is, when I make my choice for freedom, does it infringe on someone else’s choices.  There in lies the rub.  Perhaps never before in recorded history has a country taken on such a tremendous challenge.

I don’t think it is necessary to be loyal or patriotic to a place, a flag, a history or any other thing.  The dictionary definition of patriotic is “showing love for your country and being proud of it.”  Right now there are a lot of things going on in our country that I am not proud of.  Now, when I hear the National Anthem, I feel a sadness inside.  I totally agree with the quarterback Colin Kapernick who knelt at the playing of the anthem last year.  To me. he was saying he didn’t feel free and millions of others in our country weren’t free either.  He was asking the question about how can we have freedom for all of the people of the United States?

I am patriotic to an idea. The idea of freedom for everyone. When there are those of us who are not free, for whatever reason, it our duty as Americans to find a way for them to have freedom as well. Freedom to have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  It is nostalgic to listen to these old songs and marches. However I believe we need an anthem for a new age. One that is not about bombs bursting.  An anthem that is about love and caring and compassion for all people of the Earth.  A world anthem without borders that brings us all together.  The God in us loves everyone and everything equally.  Let us be the generation that finds a way for freedom for all the people and beings of the Earth.  From my free heart to yours, Thomas

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Yes cry!

There were many wonderful speakers at the ‘rally for reuniting families’ yesterday in Flagstaff Arizona.  One woman, who is a Hispanic immigrant, spoke passionately about her life experience.  At a certain point, she began to cry.  She was speaking of the current actions of children being ripped from their parents arms.  She said ” Forgive me for being so emotional.  Wow!  Forgive her?  Let us celebrate her!  She was sharing from deep in her heart about her own personal struggles as an immigrant in our society. Then the mayor of Flagstaff spoke to the crowd.  She was articulate, passionate, inspiring, knowledgeable and on fire!  She encouraged all of us to get out and vote! This being of light is going places, maybe even President of the United States!

Life is about a whole range of emotions.  Fear, anger, sadness, joy, love, surprise, envy, guilt and others.  When we experience many of  these, we often cry.  Have you ever noticed that when people cry in public, they often make excuses for the tears.  We often say,” I’m sorry”, for doing so.  We wipe away the tears.  Someone leaps to our rescue, with a facial tissue, to wipe up the tears.  Why?  Why are we embarrassed about shedding tears?  Why don’t we honor them? Let’s celebrate them.  Not necessarily the occasion for the tears, but that we are human beings with feelings. Sometimes we cry when we are sad and sometimes there are tears of joy.  One is not better than the other.  It is preferable for us to be joyful rather than sad, of course.  However, the tears we create say something wonderful about us. They say, “We care.” We have compassion.  We have feelings for ourselves and others.  We care about people, animals. life, death and thousands of life experiences that touch us deeply.

I say yes to tears.  May most be those of joy and celebration.  And when they are tears of sadness and grief, they are just as valuable and are to be treasured. From my passionate heart to yours, Thomas

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No Passing Zone

Lou Ann and I went to the “Families Belong Together” rally today in Flagstaff Arizona.  I was driving up the highway and noticed a No Passing Zone sign, along the highway.  That sign reminded me of how I used to drive. In the past, I was a fast driver.  Not reckless or impolite but in a hurry.  Last October, when we were traveling back east with a trailer hitched to the car, I slowed down to the speed limit.  I did it to save on gas. I discovered that there were other benefits as well. I could relax!  I didn’t have to look around for police cars because I was no longer going ten miles over the speed limit. I also noticed the lack of tension inside me.  I actually felt free!

I thought about this as a metaphor for life.  How many of us are hurrying through this incarnation? After the rally, which I will share in another blog, we went to the movies.  We saw It’s A wonderful Day in the Neighborhood.  The life story of Mr. Fred Rogers.  For more than thirty years beloved Mr. Rogers shared these concepts to millions of children:

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are, gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.
I encourage you to go see the movie.  It is a rich documentary of an iconic man whose life was full of love for everyone. It felt to me that Mr. Rogers wasn’t rushing through life like many of us do.  He found a way to be his authentic self and settled in to a transcendent television career.
I wish that for all of us.  That not only do we stop and smell the roses, we take time to water them, prune them and care for them.  And to do this with all the other parts of our lives.  Let us take the time to enjoy every precious moment.  When we do, our lives will be rich beyond measure.  From my relaxed heart to yours, Thomas

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Signs

Well behaved women rarely make history.

Peace

Vegan

No GMO

Renewable Energy, Sustainable Peace.

Vegetarians make better lovers.

Think good thoughts, do good deeds!

Love animals, don’t eat them!

Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

We are all in this together.

Peace and love on our planet.

Zero emissions.

Respect

Coexist

Real men are kind to animals.

No fur.

Peace is possible.

Eat organic.

Those who make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities!

What wisdom can you find, that is greater than kindness?

Lou Ann and I came out of the local Natural Grocery and this shiny new car was parked next to us.  The signs above where all attached to it. It was a Tesla! Times are a changin’!

Ethical Eating: Consumers are connecting ethical and sustainable lifestyles with well being and wellness, creating demand for more ethically prepared foods. Six key consumer trends were identified, with veganism and ‘going meat-free‘ listed as the #1 trend.

The latest research in nutrition continues to show the negative health impact of meat consumption. Last month the largest study conducted so far revealed that people who ate the most red meat were 26 percent more likely to die of nine major diseases than those who consume the least. Major health organisations like The American College of Cardiology are taking notice and are now recommending a plant-based diet citing up-to-date research showing plant-protein is significantly more heart-healthy than animal protein.

Just sayin’! We live in a more toxic Earth, year by year.  Our polluted waterways, the oceans full of plastic and trash.  The chemicals put in processed foods.  The pesticides sprayed on produce.  The antibiotics given to livestock.  It’s a wonder we live as long as we do!

Most of us get to make choices about what we eat and the health of it. Many do not.  Those of us who do, can make the world a healthier place personally and globally by eating better. The Tesla in the parking lot was a sign full of signs about those choices.  I am encouraging us all to make those choices for ourselves, our loved ones and the planet Earth.  From my healthy heart to yours, Thomas

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More Serendipity

Earlier today, Lou Ann suggested to me to work on the business plan for our television show.  I shared with her my concern for our personal cash flow and thought I should focus on that.  She reminded me to follow my heart and Universe would take care of the details.

This afternoon, I was lying down thinking how to create more personal income so that Lou Ann and I could continue to do the wonderful conscious work we are honored to do.  (I know, sometimes I don’t listen very well!) As I browsed through the options in my mind, my phone rang. A wonderful lady named Hope called me and was thanking me for encouraging her to go to the complete Illuminate Film Festival four weeks ago.

She said she had driven up to the Performing arts center and had gone inside and purchased a couple of event tickets.  When she went outside to get in her car, it was dead. She called a repair person.  She came back inside and happened to speak to me while I was working at the Love and Support desk.  She said I told her to attend the entire festival because it would serve her.  She purchased an all access pass and went to the entire festival and it inspired her significantly.  She went back outside to greet the repair person and the car started without repair! She is a filmmaker and met other filmmakers who will help her with her next film.  She thanked me so much for encouraging her to go all the way!

I am smiling right now, because this kind of thing happens all the time when I get out of the way and just serve!  Now I will spend some time tonight working on the TV show business plan and allow it to unfold as it desires to do.  And Universe will handle the details of the rest of my life!  From my very humbled heart to yours, Thomas

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It’s A Wonderful Thing To Be Me

This is the title of a song that Lou Ann and I used to sing with the Canyon Singers here in Sedona.  It was written by Don Besig and Marcy Henchen.

Here are the lyrics:

When I wake up in the morning and I see a new day dawning

And I see the sky above me and I know somebody loves me,

then I want to stand and shout it , tell the whole wide world about it. 

It’s a wonderful thing to be me!

I can hear the birds a singin’ and I fell like singin’ with ’em,

and a breeze is softly blowing

in my heart, I feel love growing,

For this day is just beginning; all at once I can’t help thinking,

What a wonderful thing to be me and to be free!

Free to walk along the river free to tumble in the grass,

free to chase away the gray clouds from the sky

Free to take your hand and wander through the meadows and the fields. 

Free to capture all the world and call it mine! I’m feeling fine! 

Oh the day has ended sweetly, now the evening comes to greet me,

In my mind I see tomorrow, no it won’t be filled with sorrow.

For I see a new day coming, through the meadows I’ll be running.

What a wonderful thing to be me, and to be free!

I have tears in my eyes as I remember singing this song with that wonderful group led so lovingly by Sandy Reid for some twenty five years. The words are universal for our lives and our time.  There is so much stress and tension these days, if we watch TV or listen to the news.  Lou Ann I were organizing a bunch of music  and I found this song.  The words immediately take me back to a time of my youth when I spent almost all day, outdoors.

I wish for all of you a new day coming, where you can wander through the meadows and the fields and connect with nature.  Take a deep breath and sing this refrain: It’s a wonderful thing to be me and to be free!  From my nostalgic heart to yours, Thomas

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Love the Life You’re With!

I was having a conversation with a friend and she was sharing a story about her life.  She was creating a way of living that felt natural and supportive.  Then she said “Life got in the way.”  I have said the same thing and perhaps most of us have.  We have this dream or idea and we get excited about it.  Then we “have” to make a living.  Then the passion often gets put on the back burner.  And many times it never makes it to the front burner and gets completely forgotten. Remember the song “Love the One you’re with” by Stephen Stills? That song came to me, as my friend and I were talking.  I said it feels like life has to be a certain way for us to be happy.  What if we allowed Universe to take over our dream and we then love the life we have created.

I know sometimes our life creation doesn’t feel so hot!  However, even when we are stuck in a place that doesn’t appear what we have intended.  We can sometimes find a small bit of cheerfulness under the mess.  There is a wonderful article in the current July issue of Oprah.  Molly Simms and thirty one other Oprah staffers attended a month long course on being happy.  It was taught by a Yale Psychology professor, Laurie Santos.  Santos taught this course in the spring of this year, titled Psychology and the Good Life.  Twenty five per cent of the undergrads signed up for it!  Making it the most popular in Yale’s history! That is thrilling to think, that our young adults are not just focused on what they desire to achieve.  They want to be happy as well!

If we can’t have the life we think we want, let’s love the life we have created.  David Steindl-Rast said “It is not happiness that makes us grateful, It’s gratefulness that makes us happy.”  Let us take a moment each day, as we arise or when we are going to sleep are two good times, to make a gratitude list.  There is a double gift we receive when doing this practice.  We get to recall what actually occurred to bring us happiness and the immediate pleasure of reliving it again.  So, if you can’t be in the life you want, love the life you’re with!  From my happy heart to yours, Thomas

 

 

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Ebb and Flow

Sometimes I sit in front of this screen and wonder what to share.  Sometimes I sit for a long time.  I believe I have told you, that I try to never say the same thing in exactly the same way.  I am not sure why?  I get bored hearing the same thing.  Of course this is a blog to whomever decides to read it.  It is also a blog to me.  I am writing to myself along with you.  You probably have more patience than I?  Right now, it is ebb time.  Mostly, it is flow time.

I know that I share the same subjects in many of the blogs.  It is when my mind gets in the way that there is less flow and more ebb.  I am writing like Julia Cameron suggested many years ago in her wonderful book The Artist Way.  I am writing whatever comes to mind without being focused on a particular subject, except the movement of the tides, I referred to earlier.  I am now pausing and allowing my inner self to share.

We are life expressing in a very unique way.  No two things are completely alike.  No two humans writing or reading blogs, understand them exactly the same way.  I know that I love expressing my experience of what I know of Spirit, with you.  I don’t claim to be an expert or all knowledgeable.  I am just another spark of Oneness reminding me and you of our incredible journey.  It is awesome that we have minds along with our souls to be able to think and to speak.  I appreciate everyone of you who, take the time to be with me through these pages.  There are a lot of things to do in today’s world.  I am honored that you choose to be here whenever you do.

When you find yourself kind of stuck like I am tonight, take a deep breath.  Relax and let life come to you.  Let that part of you that is timeless and all knowing take the reins of your life.  Surrender to your innate goodness and all will be well.  From my flowing heart to yours, Thomas

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Magic

Lou Ann and I were watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  It is another J. K. Rowling rollicking, fun adventure.  One of the main characters is called No-Maj., meaning he doesn’t do magic.  In the wizarding world, in the Harry Potter books, they were called Muggles.  It reminds me that all of us have some of these qualities in us.  There are definitely times when I feel like a No-Maj and things are an effort to accomplish.  And then there are times when it almost feels like I could cast a spell and make my dreams come true.  Far fewer of those, so far for me.

Then I recall, many years ago, I learned how to do personal treasure mapping.  We would gather up all sorts of pictures, written articles, symbols and put them on a white poster board to create our life dreams.  It was fun going through all the material and create a gorgeous display that was often hidden in my heart.  Just the act of placing them on a board in living color, gave me a lift.  Then life would get in the way, meaning me!  I would stash them away in some closet out of sight.

Then we would clean out that closet or get ready to move and discover it hidden, rolled up and dusty.  Then the magic part of us would appear.  When we opened them up and flattened them out, we would cheer!  So many of the things we desired to do had manifested, not all but a lot!  Then I would realize that some part of me was working on my life almost like magic.  A part of me that was a wizard at doing what my soul intended was smiling.  If you have not done treasure mapping; I urge you to do so.  There is enough “No-Majing” going around.  Let us discover the amazing talents and gifts we keep hidden and create magnificent lives!  From my magic heart to yours, Thomas