Love Yourself, Love Your Life!

Originally written/published September 20, 2012   Many years ago, I read a very important book – You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay, the founder of Hay House Publishing. This book is life-changing and, at the time it was published, it was truly ground-breaking. Louise learned through her own struggle with cancer and through working with the AIDS community, that disease and health issues stem from unhealthy or negative mental and emotional patterns. To help heal these issues, Louise found that by using affirmations and positive statements to replace the old, unhealthy ones, people were changing their thoughts, their health and their lives!!! If you were to ask me which book on healing I most recommend, “You Can Heal Your Life” is it.In fact, by just reading the book and doing the exercises therein, it feels like healing and transformation are taking place. After I read it, I began using and working with affirmations and noticed I began feeling more positive and witnessed my life getting better. My thoughts became much more positive and less self-critical. I felt inspired. It was as if my mind had become different, somehow. Like the “ho-hum” thinking switched to “life is good & so am I.” Every copy of You Can Heal Your Life that I’ve ever had, has been loaned out – permanently – to other people. I never get the book back when I loan it someone, and knowing how transformative it is to read, I would never presume to ask for it back. I know that people need it. A few years ago, after attending my first “I Can...

You are a Minister!

I woke thinking about this. Regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs and practices, you have a ministry. And you have an impact on the lives you touch. Your ministry is made up of your family, friends, people you work with, your community, and strangers you cross paths with through daily activities. It’s your Facebook friends and others you interact with on social media. Having a ministry means you have responsibilities. It is your job to interact with everyone in ways that are honest, loving, healthy, uplifting, inspiring, and revealing. It may be something as simple as flashing a smile at a stranger you pass on the street. Or, being honest with your friend about the unhealthy choices they are making. It could even be kicking your addicted adult child out of the house in an act of tough-love. As you go through your day, everyday, bear in mind the sacredness of each interaction you engage. Check your intentions, and be sure of where you are coming from. Are you coming from a place of Spirit, of love? Or are you coming from a place of fear, ego, and unhealthy patterns? Spread love, smiles and joy. Be truthful – hold your convictions in a loving way. Don’t judge, but hold an honest mirror of support. Help, but don’t enable. And, if need be, walk away and cut ties, sending love and light in your wake. The work we do is Holy. Each thought and intention, every word we utter, any action we take – it is all sacred. There are consequences to everything we do. Choose to make your...