Self Love

Dear Friends,We know before we love anyone else we must first
1. Love God
2. Love Ourselves ( respect, honor, care for, appreciate, know our Divinity), then
3. Love Others
Let us take the time to really appreciate who we are today. Have another personal burning bowl ceremony and let go of any “old tapes” or “negative nasties,” such as
• not feeling good enough,
• guilt for past mistakes
• the old, too tall, too fat, too thin, too whatever….
• not smart enough
• can’t do it because…
You know your own “monkey mind.” It chatters away so loudly it cannot hear the TRUTH about ourselves. Remember:
You are Blessed, Beautiful Children of the Most High God.
Your DNA is God’s DNA.
You are Divine
You are Spiritual Beings, having a human experience.
You are Loved by God
Since you are God in form and manifestation, how can you NOT love yourselves.
Not loving yourselves, means not loving the living God within!
Start blowing KISSES to yourself today and begin your I AM ….list.
I AM wonderful
I AM beautiful
I AM accomplished
I AM intelligent
I AM Loving and Loved
Continue your list and know “I AM” are two words for GOD. So you are speaking the truth about God and about YOU!
Lovingly,
Abigail

My Journey, My Story

We  are now well into 2018 and looking forward to our new expectations, intentions and goals manifesting.  We know when our heart and mind agree, there is no stopping us because the Universe says YES.   The Heart is our Love/God Intuition leading the way, and the Law of God, Law of Mind is making the way happen.   A new idea,  a new choice, a new direction is always filled with mixed emotions of excitement and apprehension.  However when it feels right (the heart saying yes,) it is God saying go for it.  Be courageous and take the necessary steps forward to accomplish whatever you have on your New Years list.
Think of it as a story, because it is a story.
It is  your life story! You are the star and main character.  You have a choice to bring in the characters you wish to be a part of your story.  Children love stories and have wonderful and wild imaginations to go with them.  As adults we sometimes have to cultivate that imagination since we live in our left brain a good part of the time.
What if, during your morning meditations/reflections, you created a story about one of your new year’s intentions.   First imagine  the story with all the characters you wish to be a part of this intention. Visualize all the scenarios in your heart and mind.  When you find the story you like best, write it down in a journal.  This solidifies it in your subconscious.  Read it everyday, change it when a better idea comes into your thoughts.  Check in with how your heart/intuition feels about this new idea.
Always end with “This or something better!” God has a  BIGGER PLAN and will always bring you a greater outcome.
We cannot change the past. We create our  future story by the thoughts, actions and ideas we have in the presence.  Keep your Vision alive everyday with your imagination and writing.
I look forward to hearing from you as you journey in and as your story. I can imagine, with God as your partner, your story and intentions will exceed your expectations!
Living and Loving My Story,
Abigail

YES for Women!

Dear Friends,
I want to take a moment to Honor ALL Women and ALL Enlightened Men.   As we saw this past weekend, women and men are rising up  together to say:
YES to Women Rights
YES to Equality
YES to Equal Pay for Equal Work
YES to  Respect, Dignity and Integrity
YES to Human Rights on all levels for all people.
YES to Women having the Right to make decisions about herself, her body and her life.
YES to Women for all that they are and all that they do!
YES for Women’s Incredible Intelligence, Wisdom, Compassion and Love
YES for Women of all races, cultures, faiths, and gender choices
YES for Women finally having leadership roles they are innately qualified to do and be.
YES for Women standing in their Power!
We saw a lot of women fed up with abuse,  put downs and seen as inferior this past weekend as they marched all over the world.  It was not only a political statement, it was a Human  Consciousness Statement.   No more feeling inferior, not enough, vulnerable.  We all are created in the image and likeness of God. When you put a woman down, you put God down.
Women’s time has come and we are loved and embraced by our enlightened men who also want to see equality and respect for women happen all over the world.
My heart, mind and spirit is with the women of the world!
Everyone do what you can to promote human kindness, human dignity, human encouragement and put a STOP to any abuse of any kind, whether it be a joke, a passing remark or an  incident on the street or in a store.  Steve and I took a Bystanders training class to learn how to de-escalate any volatile situation.  I would encourage you to call the nearest CAIR organization and find out when and where the next training will be. It is very easy and a one class commitment.
 
Let us bring up our beautiful daughters and granddaughters with the idea they are brilliant, talented, capable and have the right to choose who they wish to be.  Let us bring up our sons and grandsons with the idea they are brilliant, talented, capable and have the right to choose who they wish to be AND to know both men and women are equally deserving  in all aspects of life.  No one is better than…. Each one has his and her own unique talents, skills and abilities and need to express them the best they know how.  TEACH RESPECT, TEACH EQUALITY!
 
Today and EVERY day let us STAND TOGETHER.  As Ghandi said, “Let us BE the change we wish to see in the world!”
Powerful Thoughts by Powerful Women
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.”
– Diane von Furstenberg
“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.”
– Joan Rivers
“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform.”
– Susan B. Anthony
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”
– Malala Yousafzai
“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
– Golda Meir
“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
– Rosa Parks
“I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’ – Dilma Rousseff
“You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else.”
– Chris Evert
“No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the  truth.”
– Martha Beck
“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.”
– Oprah Winfrey
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
– Jane Goodall
“I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything.”
– Condoleezza Rice

Serve God Serve Others Serve Self

Dear Friends,
I love the quote by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. WE can ALL Serve in some way.
Being in Service, to me, means being aware of someone else’s needs and being willing to support and help in some way. This could be with a co-worker, a friend, a family member and/or a favorite charity, or a cause that is dear to you.
We are all here on earth to learn, not only how to be in service to God, and others, but also to be in service to ourselves We do this by loving, caring and being compassionate with ourselves when we make a mistake, or misspeak. We have heard the phrase, “Peace Begins With Me.” Service begins with ourselves and perhaps that can be a new years resolution and/or intention. We must be kind to ourselves, respect ourselves and find the joy for ourselves and follow it. When we are kind and joyful, we have the heart and mind to help others be kind to themselves and find their joy. This would cause a ripple affect spreading out to everyone, and as the Law of Cause and Effect applies, would come back to us multiplied! We would be living in a sea of kindness, compassion, caring , respect and love for each other, ourselves and God.
Be in Service and let it begin with You!

Align Values with Intentions

Dear Friends,

JANUARY seems to be the month for setting intentions for the coming year.
How often have you set an intention or a goal to have it disintegrate within a day, month or sometime during the year?
Are you tired of “trying to lose weight,” exercise more, work harder, etc……?
I will raise my hand for all of those.
This year I plan to follow a cherished value or virtue and decide when I am making a choice or decision, to ask the question, “Is this in alignment with my most cherished virtue/value? I know I can follow that intention. It will also make my decision easier.
What do you value? What is a cherished virtue? The Virtues Project offers a list you can find on the internet.
When faced with a decision or choice, what virtue/value will lead you through the process to a conclusion? Here are a few to think about. Make your intention into an affirmation. For example:
Caring – I am caring and respectful.
Commitment – I am committed to this project and will see it through.
Compassion – I am compassionate with others who may be hurting and/or saying
unkind words to me.
Confidence – I am confident, even in my fearfulness.
Creativity – I am creative. I always can see another way.
Flexibility – I am flexible and give others a chance to soar with their talents.
Forgiveness – I am forgiving in the midst of hurt and turmoil.
Honesty – I am honest with myself . I am honest with others without being
hurtful.
Careful – I am careful with my words /actions knowing I have the power to harm
or help.
Integrity – I am in integrity with all aspects of my life, even behind closed doors.
Kindness – I am kind to people. I associate with those who are also kind.
Orderliness – I am orderly in mind, at home, at work, in my car and
wherever I go.
Patience – I am patient with those who do not understand or disagree with me

What are your words/values/virtues to live by? How will you use them to guide you in the decision making process this coming year?

 

Trust in God

December 19, 2017
 
Dear Friends,
I began writing this last week as the fires started to  soar through northern San Diego County. I  began to pray and trust in God for the Divine Outcome. I meditated and visualized a bubble of light as a protective shield surrounding our home, all the property and the labyrinth. I saw the angels  encircling everything.  This protective bubble extended outward to our neighbors, the city of Poway and beyond.  I saw the winds subsiding as I spoke my word, just as Jesus the Christ spoke his word to the winds and waves on the Sea of Galilee.
In addition to prayer. I packed up ready to leave in case we got the evacuation call.  Even though we live 1/2 hour away from the Lilac fire, one never knows when or if the wind will change direction.  I  felt so blessed to have the things we have. And I know what ever would happen, Steve and I would be fine!
Today as I write this, the fires are contained and our prayers are with  those who have lost their homes and pets in the fires.  We send them love knowing the Highest and Best is happening. People are pulling together in collaboration to help and support one another. In the midst of disaster, there is always a blessing. Each person will find the blessing meant for them. We know the Divine Plan is always one of Good.
In trust and surrender, I say thank you God.
Trusting,
Abigail

Don’t Forget the Best

Dear Friends,
 
I received this in an email from a friend and wanted to share  it with you. I do not know who wrote it. It is a powerful reminder of what is really important, especially  at this holiday season.  Stop a moment and appreciate the beauty around you. That is God’s Best!
 
“Once upon a time there was a shepherd boy tending sheep on the side of a mountain.
One day he saw at his feet a beautiful flower – one that was more beautiful than any he had ever seen.  He knelt down and scooped the flower in his hands and held it close to his eyes, drinking in its beauty.  As he held the flower close to his face, suddenly he heard a noise and looked up before him.
There he saw a great mountain opening up before his eyes. Inside the mountain, he saw a sprinkling of beautiful gems and gold. With the flower in his hands, he walked inside. Laying the flower down, he began to gather gold and precious gems.
With all that his arms could carry, he turned and began to walk out of the cavern. Then a voice said to him, “Don’t forget the best.”
Thinking that perhaps he had overlooked some choice piece of treasure, he returned and picked up additional pieces of gold.
With his arms overflowing, he walked back outside. And the voice said, “You forgot the best, for the beautiful flower is the key to the vault.”  All of a sudden, the gold and gems turned to dust.  He looked around in time to see the mountain closing its doors. The boy forgot the best, and lost a treasure.
All secular beauty was created by God to lead our affections to Him. The pleasures of earthly treasures and beauty fade away in time. God’s beauty is constant and everlasting.
Remember the Source of the beauty we enjoy in life. The gold and gems are but a reflection and expression of God Himself.
True happiness can only come to us from the Creator, not the creation.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
~Psalm 37:4
You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, 
and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in You. ”
~ Saint Augustine
 
Choosing Wisely,
Abigail

Keep the High Watch

Dear Friends,

Many have heard the term, “Keeping the High Watch.” There are often Religious Science practitioners trained to keep a High Watch by seeing God and the Highest Good in All during a service. They also know God as Divine Good is in each person when praying for them.. Everyone has the ability to SEE the GOOD-GOD in all, through all and as all. We always have a choice, to See the Good, or to see the appearance of not Good.
What you choose to see is what you experience. God is Good on this dimension and in all dimensions.

Keeping the High Watch also means being aware of God’s messages to you to help you stay in the Divine flow of life. What does God’s message look like? It can be a telephone call, a sign you notice on the freeway, a thought, an image in your mind, a bird, a song, just about anything to capture your attention for the moment to listen and be watchful. Practicing the High Watch on a daily basis will prepare you for challenges in the future.

For example, last Sunday I knew I had to go to church. I felt a bit tired after the busy Thanksgiving week, however there was this “urging” to go.
“Urging” was God’s message for me to go. Steve and I went and we had a very meaningful conversation with one of the board members about ANTN and CSL, met a person who had attended the NAIN Conference and had wanted to meet us. I saw an old friend who I had suggested several weeks ago to attend this church. These were three connections I recognized as why I was urged to go to church.

One day I was feeling a bit sad about the loss of a beloved brother in law and a beloved friend all in the same month. The day had been quite dismal. As I had this feeling, all of a sudden the sun broke through the clouds and I felt the rays of God’s loving sun shine on me. I knew both Larry and John were in God’s loving arms and the sadness disappeared.
The SUN was God’s message to me of Divine love everywhere. All is well.

One day last week I decided to go holiday shopping and somehow I just could not bring myself to go. It felt like my feet and whole body were dragging. Now, the “old” me would have barreled through that feeling. The “new” me stopped and reconsidered. If I really feel this way, then it was not time for me to go. So I didn’t. The next day I felt energized and ready to shop. The roads were clear, the stores were practically empty and I got everything I needed in record time.
The physical draginess was my signal from God to NOT leave the house.

I was on my way home with just one more stop at CVS. It just seemed like it was so far out of my way, I decided not to go there. Then a thought and an image appeared in my mind. I “saw” another CVS on my way home. I would not have to go out of my way.
The CVS image was God’s way of saying, here is another option.

How does GOD appear to you? God is appearing and speaking to us all the time.
It is up to us to heed the messages, pay attention to the signals and keep the High Watch!
God Blesses us with Good everyday. Let us accept it!

Peace and Blessings,
Abigail

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends,
I am thankful for…all these and more!

T – Tammy(daughter), Time, Tithes, and Talent
to serve
H – Home, Helping others. Honesty,
A – ALL Beings, faiths, cultures, animals, earth,
space, planets, sun, stars beyond
N– Native American Heritage Appreciation Day
K – Keith (son), Kindness,Kids, Kinship
S – Steve, Spirit, Soul, Sacredness
G – God, Goodness, Grace
I – Introspection, Inspiring Ideas, Inner Insight
V – Victory over negativity and fear, View behind house
I – Interfaith friends, Interfaith Movement, Integrity
N – New Thought, Non-violence
G – Gathering of family, friends at this Thanksgiving time.

What are you thankful for?
Create your own Thanksgiving list.

With Gratitude and Blessings,
Abigail