Truth is Within You

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We live in a society in constant need of approval from “out there” which can never satisfy the soul within.

The “joy” of life is a spiritual connection with one’s I Am and not the approval of another person or society. Sure, such can uplift the ego but the ego is not your true essence. That resides between you and you (or for me, me and God).

From that place your true path, gifts, and purpose emerge. And from their you not only attract all you ever wished for in life but also extreme happiness 💝

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Be willing to laugh - especially at yourself.
And I love all of you folks with a sense of humor that brighten my day! Your creativity brings new light to an often bitter world. Thank you for spreading your joy ❤️

This is a custom, one of a kind Schwinn 7’ Unicycle created by my Dad. I sat there and watched him sketch out the initial drawing on our kitchen table after I bent a shorter one he had brought home from Japan for me to try. He said, “What garbage.” And we went inside and he created the Schwinn Giraffe - this was a prototype but they decided to go with the shorter version for production.

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Success can be defined in many ways but for me nothing spells success more than setting a personal vision and accomplishing it.

It is personal and not communal. It is a reward from the inside out rather than acclaim and fortune. However you decide may you achieve the success you seek. 💝

This is from my devotional this morning and how appropriate to this post:

“Henry Ford went broke five times before he succeeded in business. Albert Einstein didn’t speak until he was four, didn’t read until he was seven, and was considered “mentally slow” by his teacher.

“The famous sculptor, Rodin, was thought to be an idiot by his father. Walt Disney was fired for a lack of creativity. Lombardi was accused of a lack of motivation [seriously?!]. Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade. Abraham Lincoln’s resume is one long trail of failures and disappointment. Fred Astaire was considered an average dancer and screen test failure. Rocky Marciano couldn’t make it in baseball.

IBM passed when first offered the photocopier (so did Kodak and RCA). Cheese, penicillin, paper towels, and aspirin were all by-products of mistakes [yellow sticky notes too!].

“History proves time and time again the number one qualifier for outstanding achievement is failure.

“We all fall down, but we mustn’t stay down. Every failure is an opportunity to begin again in a wiser fashion. We have more going for us than the formidable than the human spirit. We have the help of the Holy Spirit.

“Get up! Get moving! Quit whining! Seek guidance, and live your life to exceed every ody’s expectations.”

Jesus

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Wishing you a beautiful Sunday fulfilled with love and gratitude. 💝

Earlier in the week, my daily devotional had this sentence: “Cursed is all learning that does not point to the cross of Jesus Christ.” What a profound statement. But when I learned this was written in Princeton’s original charter I was amazed at how far we have come to remove God from our society in many different ways. Of course, it’s no longer a statement in their charter. 

That sent me searching and looking up all sorts of fascinating factoids last night which eventually led me to the meme’s quote - and it filled me with glee.

Vibe

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The world is energy - your vibrational flow is key to everything in your world. How you experience life on a day to day basis is directly linked to whether you are vibrating at a high or low state.

Here are some simple ways to protect your vibe - not mine but a great start. Keep your eye on the vision - steer clear of the past - especially that which does not serve you!

Beyond Your Limitations

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Go beyond your comfort zone; spread your wings and fly. Soar above the limiting you and express yourself to the world.
You are that special 💝

And yes, I miss flying that plane, the F-16, so very much. It was a part of me and at times defined me. In doing so that also limited me.

No longer. It was a phenomenal 19 year experience - one nothing else can replace - its memories built wisdom that propels my future course. Don’t hold onto the past. Allow yourself to grow from it and become an even greater you 👍🏻😃

Water Your Roots

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True transformation takes place beneath all unwanted behaviors and experiences. Layers and layers of living cloud the vision of your true essence. Too often we look at the leaves, the cosmetic surface for change - but that is not lasting.

Watering your roots means nurturing your soul, your internal being, your 'I Am' in new ways allowing your authentic truth to emerge from the inside out; allowing you to feel, see, and share with the world the magnificence you truly are.

The Soul

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Always remember you are love at your core.
No hate, no anger, no doubt, no sadness, and no fear.

These emotions cloud your true essence. When you feel a negative emotion gaining traction - STOP AND PAUSE.

Remove yourself from whatever spurred the emotion, find a quiet place if possible, and begin focusing on your breath.

Count your breaths - inhale, 1, I Am Love; exhale 2, I Am Love; inhale 3, I Am Love; exhale 4, I Am Love... All the way to ten, twenty ideal.

And here is the KEY: IF you loose track of focusing on the breath alone (for you will) and your mind drifts to anything else - once you catch yourself doing that, START OVER!

Once you do make it to 10, repeat until fully relaxed and back in alignment.