Monday, February 19, 2018

Clean Your Closet

I think most of us, if not all of us, have that place - or places - that just aren't as neat and tidy as they should be.  You know what I'm talking about:  junk drawer, table, end table, corner of the get the idea.

For me, it's a closet.  When there is something I don't know what to do with or where it should go...if I don't want to deal with it right goes in my closet.  You wouldn't believe the junk that fits in that small space!

While meditating I was "told" to clean my closet.  I found this odd.  What kind of spiritual message was this?  I was meditating after all.

It was revealed to me that what is going on in my outer world was a reflection of what is going on inside.  The act of stuffing things in my closet was an outward expression of how I stuff things I don't want to deal with or don't know what to do with deep inside myself.  Doing this doesn't mean that these things don't exist, it just means that I'm ignoring them or hiding them.  They're still there and still need to be addressed.

Spring is just around the corner.  Maybe this year we should all consider doing some internal "Spring Cleaning" along with our normal spring cleaning.  What do you think?

Love,  Paula

Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018

In the United States we celebrate a holiday called Valentine's Day.  Every February 14th, everyone's attention is turned to thoughts of love.  We buy presents, make special meals, and do nice things for those we love.  We not only do these things for our romantic partners, but also for our children, grandchildren, parents, favorite aunts and uncles... anyone you love.  We spend time, energy and money proving our love.

There's nothing wrong with this, but if you love someone - or many "someones" - I'm sure you show it all the time by the loving things you do with and for them daily.  You don't need a special day on the calendar to tell you to show your love.

If you're like me, however, I'm betting there is one person you forget to treat lovingly...YOURSELF.  We're always ready to jump in and help anyone and everyone when they want or need something from us.  We put ourselves on the back burner.  We allow ourselves to get worn out physically, mentally and emotionally as long as our loved ones are happy and taken care of.

How about doing something different this year?  How about on this Valentine's Day, besides doing for everyone else, do something for yourself.  It can be anything - big or small.  Take a nap.  Relax in a hot bath.  Schedule a massage.  Take a walk.  Read a book.  Do some writing.  Take yourself to lunch.  Do ANYTHING that is just for you.  Take an hour or so for yourself so you can have more energy to take care of others.  It's not selfish.  It's probably the best thing you can do for your loved ones

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

Love,  Paula

Monday, January 22, 2018


This week I've been working with forgiveness.  Forgiveness is another form of letting go.

There are several people and events from my past that I need to forgive, but I just can't seem to get there.  Some of the people have passed away, but I STILL need to forgive them.  You see, by holding on to anger, hurt, betrayal or whatever other feelings you're feeling toward a person, people or event, you're not hurting them, you're only hurting yourself.  When you hold these feelings inside, you can make yourself physically sick.  These pent up emotions can cause ulcers, anxiety, heart disease, arthritis, depression, and even cancer.  I know this is something I have to do, but this darn being human thing keeps getting in the way.  Some lessons are more difficult than others.  This is a hard one for me personally.

We're all "works in progress" matter how young or old we are.  I know with perseverance and help, we can learn to forgive and be set free.

Love,  Paula

Monday, January 15, 2018

Letting Go

Lately I've been working with letting go.  Letting go can mean different things to different people.  You can let go of possessions.  You can let go of people.  You can let go of expectations.  You can let go of the need to control people or situations.  You get the idea.

In my case, I'm working on letting go of the need to know what, when, where, and why things are going to happen.  It's so difficult for me.  I know that I can't control everything in my life, but being human, I always want to try.  I use the Serenity Prayer as my mantra.  It goes:

Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

During one of my meditations this week, the guide I was working with asked me to step into a black hole that was in front of step into an abyss.  It was my choice to do it or not, but since I trusted her, I did as directed.  I found myself suspended in dark nothingness.  Then I heard the familiar voice of my teacher guide and felt her presence and the presence of other beings of light.  She said, "We've got you.  You were never alone and never will be alone."  What a comfort.

I felt led to share this with you because I believe that this is true for EVERYONE!  Whatever your belief system; God, angels, guides, gods, goddesses, ancestors - whatever - we are never alone.  There is always help for us whether we're aware of it or not.  They're just waiting for us to ask for their help and guidance.

Love, Paula

PS.  Week 2 of my non-resolutions complete and I'm still hanging in there.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Guides and Angels

In future blogs, I may be referencing Guides and Angels. I'd like to give you my definition so you understand where I'm coming from.

To me, a guide is a being that has lived before and comes back to help people.  They're often family or friends that you knew in your lifetime, but they don't have to be.  It could be your mother, father, grandparents, siblings, in-laws or some other close relative.  This could be very comforting.  It could also be a great, great, great grandparent, aunt or uncle that you never knew.  It doesn't really matter.  What matters is that they're here to help you if you let them.

To me, angels are beings that have never had a physical body.  They have always been, and always will be in spiritual form.  They have a sweet, gentle, comforting presence, but they are very powerful.  They're all around and are just waiting for you to ask for their help.

Guides and Angels are beautiful beings and are good to keep in touch with.  Most people have had experiences of some kind or another:  seeing them, feeling their presence, hearing a song, smelling a fragrance, watching a movie, hearing a phrase...just at the right moment.  They're all around.  Pay attention and you may experience them.

Love,  Paula

PS.  Week 1of my non-resolutions down and I'm still going strong.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

As I've mentioned in previous blogs, I really don't believe in New Year's Resolutions.  I feel like it's just something that makes you feel bad about yourself when you quit doing it...a week later...

This year starts with a super full moon.  When there is a full moon, you're supposed to use that energy to improve something in your life.  Because this full moon starts the new year, you're supposed to set your intentions for the year.

My intentions for the new year are:  meditate more regularly, blog and write more regularly, and take better care of myself by exercising and eating better.  WOW...that sounds like New Year's Resolutions.  Oh well...intentions set.  I'll let you know how I make out.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous 2018 filled with wonderful surprises and magic!

Love,  Paula

Monday, September 25, 2017

Along Came A Spider

Once a month I read a channel called "Beacons Of Light".  Steve Rother channels "The Group".  They give messages to help us grow and move through life with a little more ease.  Several times in the last couple of years "The Group" talked about taking a step where there is nothing.  The ground will form under your foot before you put it down...kind of like taking a leap of faith.  I don't have a problem with the phrase, "leap of faith", but I couldn't wrap my mind around the concept of taking a step where there is nothing and the ground would be there before you put your foot down.

Along came a spider.  You know how there are things around you all the time, but you don't really SEE them?  One day while sitting on my patio, I started observing a spider spinning it's web. I see spiders all the time.  I see spider webs all the time.  This time was different.  I was actually paying attention to it.  In a short amount of time, this incredible creature took an empty space and filled it with the most beautiful work of art..  AMAZING!!!

While I was observing the finished product,it occurred to me that the spider is the perfect example of putting your foot down before there is something under it.  The spider has faith in itself and it's ability.  It knows that if it moves forward and there is nothing underneath it, it will be okay.  The web material will just be there.

Ultimately it's all about faith and trust.  You have to have faith in yourself, your abilities, your gifts.  Then you have to trust that your creator will be there to help and support you.  If you're having difficulty while you're trying to move forward, remember our little spider and move forward with renewed confidence.

Love,  Paula