Friday, December 31, 2010

Hot Tips for a Happy Life
January 2011

I haven't been inspired to do my newsletter for the last two months but after hearing and seeing the raft of "Top _____ of 2010" I was thinking about what 'tip' made me the HAPPIEST in 2010.

After thinking for a little while, this one story keeps coming back- I think of this comparison often and I hope it's helpful to you too.

I would love to hear your top 'happy maker' in the comment section- would be great to create a list.

Thank You for your support in 2010, it was a year abundant in amazing people.

I am grateful to tears for the conversations and the wise teachers of 2010-
thank you, thank you, thank you.

Blessings to you into 2011,
May your year be all that you want it to be.

A Big Assumption

The thought that has been most helpful in maintaining happiness this year is

........(drum roll)......

God Loves Me.

I know that all three little words are emotionally charged-

GOD- insert whatever word you like for a benevolent creative force.

Loves- insert a word that you can grasp- caring, compassionate, unconditional positive regard (a counseling term) and

ME- by me I am referring to that changeless perfection- that full value that never goes away- the original you.

I will explain with a word picture- please stay with me as it might not make sense at first.

I trust McDonalds, I trust them so much that when I go to the drive thru window I order confidently, I order and I drive forward. I expect them to deliver exactly what I want and in 5 minutes or less. If they do not provide me with what I want I am MAD!!! No straws? No fries? watch out.

Now, here is me with the Divine. I put in my order, I reword my order and put it in again. I order again, I order again, I beg, I do a bit of bargaining...Sometimes I drive forward, but usually just a bit and then I go back to the order window- "did you get that?", "did you hear me?", "maybe if I light a candle, chant and wear the right shirt?".

I trust McDonalds, I am getting better at Trusting God.

I am getting better at trusting that God Loves Me- it changes the way that I look at everything, it changes what I expect, it changes how I see the people around me.

Now, before I go on, I need to squeeze this metaphor a little bit more.

I don't want anyone to get the impression that I believe that if I order a car, a relationship or a full night of sleep at the Divine Drive Up window that if I just drive forward I will get it. God loves me. She knows what I really want.

At the Divine Drive Inn the menu reads like this:


The price that I need to pay is only this thought

- that I am not worth it-

in all the ways that that this thought shows up (for me it's usually guilt).

If I put in an order for this menu, I will get it- I've tried it this year, if I ask and trust it will be there I will dine on the menu item of my choice.

The funniest part, usually while I am driving forward I look over and- bam- there it is- it was
with me all the time.

Happily Yours,

2011 Events

May 10 and 11 I will be hosting Jason Warwick- a 'Messenger of Peace' and ACIM teacher
He will be doing a Tuesday evening workshop in Calgary
and a day workshop in Longview on Wednesday- with a movie night!!

90 minute healing sessions, flexible times available

More Kitchen Table Awareness coming... for more details