Friday, August 31, 2007

Intention for the best

Let us now begin to focus on intention. Intention for me is the physical, mental and emotional action that we put behind our thoughts and beliefs. What does the dictionary give as the definition of intention?

Something that somebody plans to do or achieve.

The key word in this definintion is plans. Planning is a verb. It could read: Something that somebody does in the form of action to achieve something they desire.

Intention also is the power and force which created the Universe. Intention is co-creating with God. God does Its do yours. Everything in life requires some sort of action. Our action can be a conscious choice to NOT TAKE ACTION, but in doing this we are still intending something.

So, what are your intentions for achieving your goals, having your dreams come true and living a life without fear? Sometimes the intention is just a conscious intention to Surrender or let go. It requires nothing else but for the Universe to hear that we are ready to put our fears completely into Gods hands. This is what I did when my son went to war. There was no action I could take except to let go within my own thoughts.

Other times we must take physical and emotional action. "I Surrender This" would never have come to fruition without active work on my part. My intention was to create this and so I had to buy clay and sculpt the hand. I had to find organic material for the flag. I had to write the book....and on and on. I could not have just stood back and said.."OK, I have this great idea that I intend for the Universe and I am just going to stand back and through thoughts and beliefs manifest it". Guess what? It would not have happened. Not yet anyway!

Depending on the issue at hand, your intention will require different things from you.

Let's take an example that requires action:

"I intend for my life to be peaceful and serene."

1) I would actively choose to have people in my life that also believed this way.
2) I would choose a place of employment that nutured my peaceful spirit.
3) I would choose a home, music, and colors in my life that I viewed as peaceful.
4) I would learn to meditate and go inward so that even in times of crisis and stress I would be able to find a place of peace within myself.

Here is an example where the only action I can take is to Surrender.

"I intend for my son to come home safely from Iraq."

1) I can pray for him.
2) I can ask the angels and God to be with him and protect him.
3) I can visualize him coming home safe and whole.
4) I can believe and trust that he will come home safely.

Do you see the difference between the two desires/intentions? For today I want you to think about your life and the issue you have chosen to work on. Is there action you can take to help you achieve it or is it something you just must put into the loving care of God?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Letting go of the past

I am doing my best to get back on track. Yesterday I woke up feeling sad. I spent the morning wondering where it came from. Why was I sad? I have no reason that I can think of for this feeling. In pondering the why's I realized that this time of the past...has seen many good-byes. It is more than just an end of summer. For many of my recent years it has been a time of heart felt good-byes.

19 years ago this September, my husband (he was just a new love at that point) went away on a 7 month journey around the world. I cried for days, weeks, months, wondering if this new love could survive this long time apart. It has.

My daughter heading off to college.

My son starting boot camp.

My son going to Afghanistan.

My son going to Iraq.

None of these may seem like big things to others...I certainly respect that, but for me, who has had abandonment issues her whole life, these were big good-byes.

So yesterday, this realization of what was bothering me, gave me a new outlook on the day. I was able to let go of these good-byes. They are not my reality this year.

All is well.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Surrender hits a wall

I must be honest...even the Surrender queen can get muddled up with life events.

Life has been somewhat overwhelming for me lately...can't really put my finger on why, but I am working on letting it all go. Maybe it is the accumulated effort of the work I have been doing toward Surrender....I am being asked to Surrender in a big way. JUST LET IT ALL GO!!!!!

I Surrender This....everything that does not hold the love of God within it.

I am very far behind on my postings. The rhythm of my life needs some adjusting.

We have another new puppy, her name is Dalai, and I feel somewhat like the mother of 1 year old twins. I always have to keep my eye on them. Sweet Pabu had the stitches out from his eye yesterday and it appears that he can see. I am VERY, VERY thankful.

Friday, August 24, 2007

My little Pabu

I look back at my post on Tuesday...filled with good intentions, trust, miracles and hope.

I take a deep breath. Just after writing this, I went out to run some errands and brought my new puppy Pabu with me. He likes to go in the car. As I got out of the car to grab some fresh corn at a farmstand he jumped to come out with me and I did not see him. I shut the door and the handle hit his head and dislodged his eye from the socket. Ohhhhhhhhhh!
I was near a veterinarian and they took him in just minutes later and performed surgery. It has been very hard on me. I feel awful...thus I have not been doing my blogging for the past few days.
His eye is sewn shut and they will look on Monday to see how it is doing and if he still has sight. If you read this, please send little Pabu a prayer.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Journal of Surrender

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
~Edward Everett Hale~
Todays lesson is to journal about the process of Surrender thus far.
Lisa's journal;
Having done this before, I am always amazed at what new turns up in my life. I have been working very hard through this process. Conscious at each turn to how I am thinking and believing and talking about my life.
This past week I was away visiting for most of the week and it was amazing the people and their lives that Spirit placed before me.

The past month I have felt as though I am treading against the tide. That I have picked an up hill battle. That I am lost in a sea of so much. These are not the best thoughts to have and yet I am aware and accepting that these are my feelings at this time. With that said, I can now work to change these very thoughts and ideas and beliefs to ones of hope, accomplishment and change.
As I sit here today, I see that many of the changes I have made recently are just the seeds planted in the ground. I am now set to water and feed these changes....and soon they will grow and florish and become that which I desire.

It is important that I: "Don't quit before the miracle occurs"
I am set for the miraculous.
I am open and allowing for the miraculous in my life.
I see the miraculous all around me.
I am within It....and It is within me.
I am filled with hope, trust and love.
I am Surrendered.
I tread with the flow.
I climb the mountain with ease.
I live in a sea of possibilities.
I am one with the great I AM.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Digging deeper into limiting beliefs

Today you need to dig deep into your ideas and beliefs.

For only as much as you can believe, will be given unto you.

This is a law that I want you to understand.

Last weeks lessons were on "thinking". Thinking is an autonomic response that can be changed through practice. But believing is something much deeper. It comes from a place within you that has feeling and emotion. Some beliefs we come to on our own. Others are passed down from generation to generation. Others are instilled in us through education, politics, religion, parents and countless others ways.

We believe certain things to be true until they are proven otherwise. How long did humans believe the world was flat? What did we believe about disease before we were able to see the inner workings of the body under a microscope? How much of what we believe to be true today will someday be laughed at?

Again I ask you, what do you believe about yourself and your circumstances?
Write down some things that you want to believe about your surrender issue but are having trouble actually believing.

As you write these down....please DO NOT put the word WANT into the sentence. Just know in your head that you are having trouble with these.

Once you have done this you can very simply know what is holding you back from receiving.
You must be able to believe it for yourself for it to manifest. It can be conscious or unconscious but either way it will direct your path and journey. Your beliefs are like the conductor of an orchestra. Without a conductor the musicians would not know when to start to play or when to get louder or softer. They might know what notes to play by reading the music (our thoughts) but the conductor (belief) puts it all together to make beautiful symphonies.

For today I want you to really think about your beliefs about this situation and yourself. I want you to look at what beliefs you hold that may be keeping you stuck. Hold onto these for one more day and be ready to let go of them forever tomorrow!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Believe in Yourself

Let's begin the next step on your path to Surrender Success! True Belief.

As you worked last week through changing thought patterns you may have come to a point where you were affirming and thinking new thoughts only to be haunted by another thought that said, "This is a crock of -----". I just don't believe what I am telling myself. Ahhhhhhh.

Let's get real here. What made you believe those people in your life that said negative things to you about yourself? Those that said you couldn't or shouldn't. Those that said you did not measure up? I say, "Measure up to who?" Who are you comparing yourself to and who were they comparing you to.

I can promise you that although you may feel that these negative thoughts about yourself come from you....they did not originate in you.

You are a unique human being that is all love. You were created in the power of thought that only knows love. This is what you should believe about yourself!

What power did those people have over you that made you believe their fear based thoughts rather than the love that was your true Spirit? Who taught you to fear? Who taught you that you were not worthy? Who said so and why did you believe them?

Those that taught you fear came from their own fear, which came from someone else's fear. Isn't it time you stopped this cycle and learned to live in love for yourself and the entire world at large?

Today I just want you to think about this and to ponder what gave those people or those circumstances power over the love in your being.

Love yourself. Love yourself for the lessons you are learning and the circumstances you are overcoming. Love each positive thought that you have. Believe in yourself!! Believe in the Spirit of God working within you. Believe and trust in a brighter tomorrow. Cry if you must for all the days you have thought less than worthy about the bright Spirit that is you. Honor your path. Honor your lessons and move forward today in love with yourself.


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Powerful present tense affirmation

Today I want you to write a powerful and present tense affirmation for yourself concerning what you are Surrendering.

Here is mine:

"I consciously create the world I choose to live in."

Now read the affirmation back to yourself emphasizing one word at a time. Speak with joy in your heart. Remember to smile :)

My powerful present tense statement.

I consciously create the world I choose to live in.
I consciously create the world I choose to live in.
I consciously create the world I choose to live in.
I consciously create the world I choose to live in.
I consciously create the world I choose to live in.
I consciously create the world I choose to live in.
I consciously create the world I choose to live in.
I consciously create the world I choose to live in.
I consciously create the world I choose to live in.
I consciously create the world I choose to live in.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Surrender Statement

It's time to write a Surrender statement. It is time to put it out to the Universe. It is time to not only create my day, but create the very world I live in.

I Surrender This;
I have a joyful, peaceful, happy life. Each day is perfect, alive, hopeful, balanced, touched by Spirit, filled with love. I awake each day refreshed and ready for my day.

Those people I am seeking to help are seeking the help I offer.

I Surrender magical to many.

I am guided, helped and protected.

I am healthy, abundant and free.

I ask
I allow
I surrender
I am answered

and so it is on this day and each day of my life

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Creating my day

Well, today is my birthday and I am taking some down time to celebrate and have fun!!! I have just come home from teaching a class at the Omega Institute Teen Camp and what a great group of young adults!! I taught a class on Surrender and throughly enjoyed working with the students. They really got it.

Anyway, I have been away for a few days and need to do some catching up.

The lesson I am working on now is to create my day.

I Create My Day-from What the Bleep

The most often referenced interview in the film is Dr. Joe Dispenza's comments on creating his day. In response to the numerous requests, the following is the transcript of that part of the interview.

"I wake up in the morning and I consciously create my day the way I want it to happen. Now sometimes, because my mind is examining all the things that I need to get done, it takes me a little bit to settle down and get to the point of where I'm actually intentionally creating my day. But here's the thing: When I create my day and out of nowhere little things happen that are so unexplainable, I know that they are the process or the result of my creation. And the more I do that, the more I build a neural net in my brain that I accept that that's possible. (This) gives me the power and the incentive to do it the next day.

"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.

"I'll use living as a genius, for example. And as I do that during parts of the day, I'll have thoughts that are so amazing, that cause a chill in my physical body, that have come from nowhere. But then I remember that that thought has an associated energy that's produced an effect in my physical body. Now that's a subjective experience, but the truth is is that I don't think that unless I was creating my day to have unlimited thought, that that thought would come."

(Dr. Joe Dispenza in What the BLEEP Do We Know!?TM)

Sunday, August 05, 2007

What an answer to my prayers

This morning (Sunday) I woke up with this song running through my mind.

I have no idea why? Well, except the explaination that God wanted me to hear it. LOL.

And so I pass it on to you.

I believe Olivia Newton John recorded it back in the 70's or 80's.

I told you it was random!!!

As I re-read the lyrics before sending it made me cry, for I have been asking for guidance.

WOW, what an answer to prayer.

I hope the words bless you as well,

Come take my hand
You should know me
I've always been in your mind
You know that I'll be kind
I'll be guiding you
Building your dream
Has to start now
There's no other road to take
You won't make a mistake
I'll be guiding you
You have to believe we are magic
Nothin' can stand in our way
You have to believe we are magic
Don't let your aim ever stray
And if all your hopes surviveYour destiny will arrive
I'll bring all your dreams alive
For youFrom where I stand
You are home free
The planets align so rare
There's promise in the air
And I'm guiding you
Through every turn I'll be near you
I'll come anytime you call
I'll catch you when you fall
I'll be guiding you
You have to believe we are magic
Nothin' can stand in our way
You have to believe we are magic
Don't let your aim ever stray
And if all your hopes survive
Your destiny will arrive
I'll bring all your dreams aliveFor you

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Thoughts create our world

Our thoughts are the most creative force in the universe. This is because our ability to think was created in the likeness of the Universal Mind.

To understand the power behind thought and the Universal Mind (God), there are some things you need to know.

1) God is impersonal. What this means is that NO thought has weight above another thought. This is such a hard concept for most of us to grasp, but it is true. Whether we are asking for a cure from cancer or a parking space at the local store, neither of these are different in the eyes of God. What is different is how we "feel" about them. The more feeling behind the thought, the closer it is to the vibration of God and a response. This "feeling" can be either negative and fear-based or positive and love-based. A strong fear-based thought will have more power than a low love-based thought.

2) To move out of anything that is undesired, we must be aligned more with love than with fear.

3) Most of us need to re-train our thought process.

4) Our thoughts are as real as the computer screen you are looking at. Each and every thought moves through time and space and into the unified field of possibility just waiting for an outcome. What are your thoughts creating?

Lisa's thoughts on this;
This past week has been challenging for me. As I look back I have to ask myself, "Where have your thoughts been?"

Like a fish on a line I have been pulled into some negative thoughts about a situation in my life. I have not seemed able to roll with the punches. However, awareness is key, and a few bad days does not a life-time make.

I woke up this morning and asked the Universe for my desire; to be creating and implimenting workshops, e-zines, local classes, articles, and e-books around the subject of Spiritual Surrender, full time and that I am financially supported in it.

NOW...I Surrender.
NOW...I Allow

I am given the knowledge and tools I need to create a life of financial freedom.

I Surrender This

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Gratitude for me-the attitude of love

Well, my blog got blocked by a spam virus....I guess not enough activity and too many links to the same I am behind in my postings and my Surrender work.

I would like you to continue to focus on those things that you can be grateful for. However for these two days you are going to focus only on those things about YOU that you are grateful for. I would like you to write down at least 30 -50 things about yourself that you are grateful for.

These are attributes that are yours.

You are a miracle created in the image of God. See yourself as this and see the wonder of YOU.

I am grateful for my tolerance.
I am grateful my smile
I am grateful my eyes
I am grateful my ears
I am grateful whole amazing body
I am grateful voice
I am grateful coordination
I am grateful writing ability
I am grateful loving heart
I am grateful beating heart
I am grateful compassionate heart
I am grateful ability to cook great food
I am grateful ability as an artist
I am grateful ability to sing
I am grateful love in spite of
I am grateful my ability look outside the box
I am grateful the Spirit within my being
I am grateful for my soul
I am grateful the laughter that comes from me
I am grateful for my love of music
I am grateful the ability of my body to birth children
I am grateful for my love of animals
I am grateful!!!!for ME!!!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

More Gratitude-Constant Gratitude

When you begin to find the gratitude in each and every circumstance in your life, you begin to look at life through a new focus. No matter what it is that is happening in your life, there are things to be thankful for. Find them and focus on them and watch more of them come into your life.

I am thankful for my voice. A voice that speaks of love, tolerance and peace.

I am thankful for the ability to see "out of the box". To look at the world with eyes that are focused on the good, the positive and the love.

I am thankful for the people that I have met on my journey of Surrender.

I am thankful for those people that are so willing to help me with this message.

I am thankful.