Roses for Peace

In my experience, roses are the ultimate joy to give and receive. The sight and aroma of them raises my consciousness to beautiful heights.

We are also celebrating holidays honoring our various traditions. The exquisite buds coming forth and expanding to the ultimate flower come in beautiful arrays of colors to reach out and attract so many to their beauty.

Yet in order to enjoy the beauty of the roses, we must first carefully choose how we reach out to them for the Universe allows us to relish and enjoy them, but before we can we must carefully choose how we will caress them, remove them from the vines and treasure them. As beautiful as they are, they are protected also by the Universe so that we do not just snatch them up but carefully remove them without bruising our hands on the thorns which protect them from careless pulling.

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Transitioning in the Presence

Dear Friends,

This month, the month of my Mother’s hundredth birthday by the certificate at any rate, she decided to make her transition. Her goal was to be 100 and she accomplished that.

My intention had always been for her to remain in her own home until the time she decided to return to the magnificence of the Universe and Dad and her beloved family members. She did it beautifully and peacefully in her sleep.

I am sharing this with all of you because so many have said how sorry they are. However, it is a triumphant time for her. I feel her presence around me all the time and in a way she had not been able to express for a long time. She’s happy’ she’s home; she’s busy with Dad and the relatives.

As she was leaving she visited several people. One, her granddaughter who before I told her the news, driving in her car saw a huge cloud open up and saw her grandmother happy. She also came to three of my friends, sharing with them her gratitude of all that was and the joy of returning home.

For me , the incredible happy energy that is surrounding me and in our home has brought an incredible enthusiasm for all the now and a feeling of true companionship. I can honestly say that I am not alone at all.

I find myself moving around in their presence (Mom and Dad) etal the relatives and it is an amazing feeling.

I’m choosing to share this with all of you, because in spite of the frustration of watching the physical body no longer able to do its robust activities, the extraordinary energy of where she is so totally complete and celebrating her freedom.

Grieving is not a necessity when one is continually connected in a positive healthy energy with those who have returned into the Light. When we truly know and experience all of the phenomenal wonderful energy and communication with those who have gone on ahead, we are able to celebrate with them.

It is not for us to torment and judge over the why and how of individual experiences. We all come here to learn different kinds of lessons. When they are learnt, we can return home. We have graduated.

Each of us has played our part in the experience of the one who has gone on and we can rest in that knowing. When our intentions have been for the highest good of those around us, we can enjoy their return and rest in the knowing we did our part.

As the Koran says, no matter what differences we have here, when we return to the Creator, we will learn the truth about what our disagreements may have been, if any. Let go, be free and enjoy the Light as it continues to unfold for you.

In that I leave you all to contemplate your own experiences with beloved family members and friends, spouses, and children. Be at peace and be fulfilled in knowing you accomplished your part in their lessons and they in yours.

Blessings, Gloria

Mov___, Mind___, Med___, Guess

With all the chaos, change, and fear as well as passion and excitement moving around our country and the Universe these days, it is expected that all of us who move in alternate fields of helping jump right back on our bandwagon of Meditate and be Mindful or vice versa.
It really is not so surprising so many of us are caught in massive support for or just as massive hostility to all that is happening.   Change and as fast as it is coming in such obvious ways generally brings resistance. I am being boring in a way but one of the most noticeable reactions to change is resistance because we see in front of us in Psychedelic letters of huge proportion CHANGE!!!! We see it so much so, we refuse to look beyond the word to what can and what will it do?
So of course,the counselors, the psychologists, the medical people, the alternative practitioners such as myself and others metaphysical almost automatically say: practice meditation daily or use mindfulness daily. Most of us then tell you get still and listen in the silence.
However, some of us are not good at sitting still, getting still. For myself, I have a quick self-hypnosis I’ve had for years. Yet recently, a silly thing a happened. I needed to get my tile floors really clean and I broke my machine and borrowed one of my girlsfriend’s which didn’t to the job either because I chose rougher tile for the floors to reduce slipping in case of wet floors.
What was I going to do? I looked at the floors, got out the vinegar and a couple of toothbrushes. I got on my hands and knees and started at the front door and continued throughout the living room, dining, room, hallway, and kitchen. It took me two and a half days.

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Auld Lang Syne?

Auld Lang Syne is sort of synonymous with New Year’s Eve as the new year enters at the stroke of midnight.
The melody we hear every year was not the original but was popularized by Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians way back in I’m not sure what year.
Out of curiosity I researched it and found it was probably a sad love song way back when it evolved into a ritual in celebrations where folks and family join in celebrating unity and joy and releasing anything of the past that no longer serve us.
No matter whether you come from a metaphysical point of view, a religious or secular or scientific point of view, somewhere you have learned that we appear to always have a choice. That may be yes or may be no;. I am doing my best to avoid a conflict of points of view.
What has come into my memory is Glen Miller’s theme song (I think) String of Pearls.
While I had originally started to write something else, I woke up extremely joyful this morning and changed my mind. I would love to think it’s because I have been doing my best to meditate more regularly daily first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
At any rate, for the purpose of Auld Lang Syne, I am concentrating on bringing up constructive or memorable memories and quotes, some in my life and some from outsiders.
I would love to think all of you have some great ones also that when you think about them, they aid in your focus, energy, enthusiasm, joy and trust in life and the greater power of the Universe we all have yet to understand. It may be we never totally do on this plane of existence.
Memories, My String of Pearls
When I didn’t like visiting some of the aunts:  Mom would explain their behavior, tell me their sad story, and ask me to stand back and not feel bad about how they behaved.
Mom and Dad: When I asked as all little kids do the impossible questions about God, they would say God is in Your Heart. (I always wondered if they were aware of how true that can really be.)
Mom: Call me anything but don’t call me late for dinner.
Mom and Dad: If you can’t say anything good about a person, say nothing at all.
Dad: Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see. (In response to gossip).
Dad: When older kids tried to scare us about how mean the teacher in the next grade up was going to be: Respect that teacher. Be open. Remember that teacher has lived longer than you have and no matter whether you think they know enough of not, they lived longer than you. They have life experience to teach you.
Mom and Dad: Respect and be nice to everyone. Care for the needy. You never know when God is coming in disguise.
Mom and Dad: Never judge a book by its cover. (generic but hey used it a lot).
Grandfather: After I told him I decided not to study medicine and he was going to leave me his lab equipment.) Remember, sweetheart, no matter what anyone tells you, not your mother, your father, your aunt, no matter what anyone else tells you, do what you know in your heart is right for you. He was right. Almost everyone tells me, ‘Gloria is Gloria’ and I’m comfortable in who I AM.
Comparative Anatomy Teacher: You’re such fun to tease, I can’t resist. (I was so serious all the time and I was sensitive to the tease.) That statement changed my life! I instantly learned to let go, laugh at myself and join in the fun with my classmates.
Anatomy: Sign over the small fish tank with a live snake in it: “If all else fails, try following directions.
Genetics Teacher: Throughout the planet, the strongest people: mentally and physically exist when the races and cultures merge. That is because the weak, defective recessive genes have smallest possibility of manifesting.
Dad: After my first few jobs out of college ended in failure and I was enjoying my misery) Toots, I’m so glad that happened. Congratulations! (I was in shock.) This is terrific! The more you get kicked down now, the faster you’ll learn, and the stronger and better you’ll be! He was right and it saw me through everything catastrophic.
Mom: Sent me a book in my 20’s, Prison to Praise by Merlin Carothers. He used his own example and spent his ministry teaching folks no matter what happens, remember St. Paul and declare, “I Praise God all things work together to good for those that Love the Lord.” It works. In hypnosis we call this an ISE (Initial Sensitizing Experience.) First time I did it: My vacuum had died! Christmas tree needles all over the carpet. I started to say it and found myself get really silly. Finally I turned the vacuum back on and it worked! Every time I lose the keys, groceries, and or whatever, it always works.
My Daughter (age l3): When asked if she could have any wish she wanted, what would she wish for: Answer: “If I could have any wish I wanted, I would wish for as many wishes as I wanted.”
From Metaphysical and Unity teachings:
I AM one with GOD. I am in God and God is in me.
I create my own reality.
Quantum Physics: Einstein et al. Everything is energy.
Philip Holder, PH.d hypnosis, martial arts philosophy and skills:  We are who we practice to be.
Rev. Justin Terry: Meditate, relax and get quiet. Don’t force it. Let the solutions come.
Me: After a marvelous metaphysical experience in Costco some years ago, I woke up the next day remembering and understanding: I remembered when I was three years old didn’t really have an awareness of God of Supreme Being but I always felt safe. I was very safe and free and I knew I could do anything I wanted to do!! I had to learn to fear!
When I picked up the DVD’s from my favorite childhood hero, in Costco, it triggered my memory and my oneness with Spirit, and I knew I could do anything I wanted to do all over again.
Rabbi Nason Goldstein and Rev. Justin Terry:  “Make it a great week. Make it a great day.”
From me:  Today, let’s all practice creating a great life!
Happy New Year,
Gloria

The Holiday Table

Naturally, those of you who follow this blog know I practice hypnosis and have a spiritual rather than a religious ministry.
In both of these areas, it is thought by many, if you have a child, up until the age of seven, the child is unable to filter information and therefore has in its memory anything and everything it has ever heard or learned.
Among all that is learned, most of us have some special memory that automatically invokes love, nostalgia, happiness, security, and our philosophy in life.

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Thanksgiving

Someone reminded me today that the root word in psychology is psyche which originally referred to the soul.
That inspired me to look at the word Thanksgiving and contemplate what each and every letter represents for me.
T is for Thoughts -the amazing collective consciousness that created that thankful energy for survival and abundance to go forward.

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Balance

October always brings for me the anticipation of imagining all the fun that can be had before Halloween. To my surprise, the almanac says Oct. l6th brings the Hunter’s Moon. It still feels like Harvest Moon to me. However, amidst our Halloween expectations, fun, parties costume creating, this year, an election year, the hunters I think are among us. Even so I wish everyone a wonderful Halloween season.
While I am not an astrology fan, just for fun, I looked up the Astrological sign covering the Halloween season which is Libra, representing balance and harmony.
This year with all that is going on all over our planet as well as our elections and the storms that have come to “haunt” us, it’s a good idea to focus on balance. These natural disasters have pulled people apart, tossed them out of their homes, businesses, etc. Many chose to leave the planet also in this chaotic environment.

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Are You Listening to Me?

I woke up this morning, with the idea to share for this month, “Are you listening to me?”  The me I am talking about is the me within us. That me is the true identity of who we are. It is our essence, that which we are permanently, that part of us that is always is, no matter what shape or whether or not we are invisible.

Some of my friends are really good at being extremely insightful and discerning about events and situations. One friend in particular says, “Gloria they’re telling me…”  I shrug my shoulders and say, “Well they’re not talking to me right now.”  She laughs and says, “They are talking to you, but you’re not listening.”  At that point I laugh too, but my ‘ego’ self becomes annoyed and says, “Wait a minute, what do you mean you’re not listening?! You’re minister, a professional yada, yada, yada.” 

The reality is in the times in which we are now on this planet (who knows how many others are somewhere with beings we know nothing about yet), with all our incredible technology, everything is so much more in every way, shape and form with knowledge and information. If you think about it and our atmosphere it is really, really very noisy!

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Conventions or Congregations?

Do you prefer to go to conventions or hang with your favorite congregations?

I’ve been thinking about group psychology. It doesn’t really matter what you call it: convention, congregation, or even rally. Wherever you choose, no matter how diverse it may appear, there is one unified purpose that all of you have that unites you in a single consciousness.

Whether it be religious leaders, politicians, or motivational speakers, etc., every one of them understands that no matter how diverse the attendees may appear, there is one unified, underlying intention of the group consciousness. It draws them together as a magnet draws its own to it.

That means that each and every one of you who enjoy reading this blog, or any other blog, who engage in Facebook twitter, etc. have one intent that draws you.

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Celebrating Independence

When I’m Celebrating Independence, I find myself humming the Star Spangled Banner. Especially I find myself contemplating “the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

Celebrating Independence

Right now, all of us are immersed in the energy, the strong energy merging and conflicting all around us. This is given to us through the gift of celebrating independence, as set in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

Along with this gift comes the burden of responsibility of how to choose. This year in our birth month we are once again immersed as said literally bombarded by all kinds of words usually contradicting and competing with each other.

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