A very good reminder not to dwell on the problem . . . because when you’ve got God on your side, nothing is a problem.

The photo came through my newsfeed from the facebook page of scientist, visionary and author Gregg Braden.

Be Not Afraid, HE Stands Before You Always


As I was checking my emails and newsfeeds and other interesting tidbits today, I came upon the day’s mentation question in the Spiritual Progression Path teachings of my dear friend Dr. Loretta Standley.

Then the other thing I “happened upon” was a song. It’s just a natural occurrence with me. One of the ways that God speaks to me is through music. Sometimes I get the message right away. Other times it’s a bit of a mystery why “that song playing in my head” would relate to whatever question or concern was going on in my heart. But, I never dismiss it. I always try to figure out its message … because it’s always an answer.

So today, the good Dr. Loretta Standley shared this mentation question:

“Am I in such a hurry that I cannot ‘see’ what is gradually going on right before my eyes?”

That’s a pretty good question, my conscious brain thought upon reading it. Stopped me dead in my tracks to think. Seriously, I had to chuckle because I wake everyday, say “Good Morning God, so, what are we doing today?” Then I grab my coffee, my to do list and set out to ‘get er done’. And often wonder why “this” isn’t working or “that” isn’t working. Well, maybe God answered my question – oh, no maybe about it, I’m sure he did. When I ask, HE answers. But sometimes I’m just ‘so busy hurrying about’ that I do not ‘see’ that he put the answer as to “how” to ‘get er done’ or “what” to get done, right in front of me. Nope, I rush right past it with my busy blindsided knowledge and get … nowhere but frustrated.

Gosh, if I’d only listen, really listen. Not listen to what “I think” is the answer, but listen to what “he gave” as the answer.

So here I am just checking my “in boxes” and Dr. Standley’s mentation caught my attention :

“Am I in such a hurry that I cannot ‘see’ what is gradually going on right before my eyes?”

But what immediately followed – and I do mean immediately – like I wasn’t even finished reading the question when I had to turn away and listen to the “player in my head”. This music junkie was struggling a little bit, grasping for the title and artist. The words were there … or actually the melody sang out first.

I dashed over to YouTube, typed in the lyric in my head and Voila ! up came the melody that was playing in my head. I still haven’t quite figured out the answer of this musical riddle for today. But …

What did Dr. Standley’s mentation question stir up in your subconscious mind? Ah, don’t fight it. It did something.

And I’m up for suggestions because I’m still working on how this song relates to this mentation question for “me”. If you want to help me out here, feel free to leave it in the comments section.

Mentation Question:

“Am I in such a hurry that I cannot ‘see’ what is gradually going on right before my eyes?”

My Musical Mentor Answered:

And before we depart for today, let me share that before I finished up today’s writing another song was playing in my head. We got an “oldies” Jukebox running this morning. But what’s playing in my head now is . . .

“slow down, you move too fast // you gotta make the morning last // just kicking down the cobblestones // looking for fun and feeling groovy”

You can hear THAT song here.

But I think I’ve got it figured out. The Mighty One is telling me to stop and smell the roses – stop worrying, I gotcha covered. I’ll lead the “way”, you just have to “follow”. (I guess I was so busy trying to “do it myself” that I didn’t “see” HE had it all taken care of ) Well, time to turn down the Divine Jukebox and follow the Divine Light !


And um, I’m Just Wondering . . .did anybody notice the face in the clouds above “blowing” light down upon you ~ a fascinating picture I thought !

(be sure to check out that artist’s gallery here)


Sharing sentiments yesterday over the loss we all felt hearing the news of the passing of Steve Jobs, I stumbled upon a YouTube video. Actually, I “like” YouTube so they sent it to me.

In hindsight, I’m sure I quietly had a prayer (thought) rumbling around in my head. Somebody heard it. Was it Jobs? Perhaps… because he sure came through… YouTube.

It’s been a while since I’ve been so affected by such common sense Words of Wisdom. Well, actually, I’m going to give myself a little credit here … I think Jobs’ message resonated with me because its point is an arrow I’ve always followed.

Listen to the outstanding words from an outstanding man and let them churn in the gristmill of your mind. Then “hear” them when they rise to the occasion of your thoughts. Don’t dissect the inspiration – simply let it in. Because this is what happens …

Somewhere during your daily endeavors your heart will cry out for direction as mine did very early this morning. In the stillness of the early dawn I heard Jobs’ question: “Do you like where you are right now?” With immediacy a response arrived. “No.”

“Where you are right now” could be physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, personal or professional … it’s a question hopefully we all have all day long about all the things in our lives.

I bolted upright at the sound of this quiet bugle call then heard “So what are you going to do?” (another question of inspiration I “heard” from the phenomenal gift-giving wisdom of Dr. Loretta Standley).

The concern was in my heart

The guidance was in Steve Jobs’ question

The choice was in Dr. Standley’s poignancy

The choice … all mine !

Ask and you shall receive … Listen and you shall hear … Follow and you shall arrive …

Doubt and you shall succumb …but to what ?


Some people Inspire Us while others frighten us.

It’s May 21st – if you’re reading this, guess what, YOU’RE ALIVE !


Were you frightened by the notion that the world was going to end today !

As Joan Rivers would say – “P-A-L-E-E-Z-E !”


Someone reminded me last night a bit after midnight that the world was going to come to an end today. Well, I slept in (that’s how worried I was), the sun is now shining (and that’s been a rarity in Boston lately) – and well . . .

It’s a beautiful day to be alive – as is every day !


And here’s a option that joined me for coffee this morning !

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.  ~ Douglas H. Everett ~

Be Not Afraid – You’re Here – Get Moving – There’s Lots To Do !



Dare to be Different ~ Dare to be You

Dare to Be !


(As an aside … stop worrying … when it’s YOUR time to go, there ain’t nothing YOU can do to stop it !  Enjoy life because one day it will be over)


The moment you receive it, say:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our  daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from  evil . . .

For Thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory now and forever
Amen . . .


It shall be
well with you this coming year . . .

No matter how much your enemies try
this year, they will not succeed.

You have been destined to make it and
you shall surely achieve all your goals this year . . .

For the remainder of 2011, all your
agonies will be diverted and victory and prosperity will be incoming in abundance . . .

Today, God has confirmed the end of
your sufferings, sorrows and pain because HE that sits on the throne
has remembered you. He has taken away the hardships and given you JOY.

He will never let you down.

I knocked at heaven’s door this
morning, God asked me.. My
child! What can I do for you? And I said,

‘Father, please protect and bless the
person reading this message . . .

It has never been broken. Within 48
hours send as many as you can – God does know if you don’t have 20
people to send it to It’s the effort and intent that counts to family
and friends.

This is a powerful Prayer. Couldn’t
hurt. Can only help . . .

Please do not break it . . .


Still a scrambled week – in all regards.

But for some reason this morning clarity hit like a lightening bolt.

I’ve allowed – every day this week – confusion to enter every fiber of my being . . . instantly.

Without exaggeration, every day this week within moments of being awake life became catastrophic – there was conversation, confusion, disorder, disaster, dilemma from one person or another. A total, immediate bombardment.

Now, I know me – and anyone else that knows me knows – I AM NOT a morning person. Period. I wake as if having been anesthetized. It takes me a while to come to – so just let me come to. I will be the first to admit there are days I am not a nice person in the morning. But cut me some slack, imagine how you’d feel if someone were trying to hold conversation and/or brain storming sessions with you the minute you began to come out of anesthesia. Probably not going to happen and probably a pretty frustrating feeling.

Well,  THAT’S me in the morning.

But what I realized this week  is I was allowing myself to be part of everything and everyone around me. Yes, sometimes it’s not easy to block it out because everyone is in the same physical vicinity as you and, well, you can’t just not hear what’s going on.

But it’s as if my soul, my spiritual DNA screamed back at me this morning, “I can’t and won’t take any more of this – do something.”

I got up, left the room and announced, “I’m checking out. I’ll be back when I wake up. I am not going to be part of all this confusion and chaos when the day is merely five minutes old.”

I took my coffee, myself and . . . went and woke up by myself very enjoyably. And what a pleasant person I was thereafter. And what an enormous difference it made – to me !

I choose my breakfast, choose my line of work, choose my friends, my food, my fun, my fashions. And after this week I’m reminded to . . .

Choose what you accept into your life & into your day – it makes all the difference in the world.


Okay. I’m not real sure what this is about. But I truly follow my gut so – here goes !

Noticing the time of this post, you’ll see it’s well into the day. But I truly was a bit void as to what to write today. There was a very cheery sense all around me and I was just kinda skippity-doo-dah-ing through my own day.


Then I noticed a song stuck – and I mean stuck – in my head.


Okay. That’s not new to me either. I’ve shared how music inspires me, how I listen to it a lot for a lot of reasons and how I hear it in my head a lot in answer to a lot of questions.


But I had to stop and think for a moment – or I should say listen – really listen – for a moment to this song because it just wouldn’t leave my head. Without realizing it, I was singing it repeatedly. (I think it was one of the dogs rolling his eyes at the umpteenth hearing of it that clued me in !)


Well, it’s a beautiful song indeed – a beautiful way to let someone know they are on your mind. So I thought, umph, maybe that’s why this has been playing in my head all day. Maybe there’s someone out there I’m thinking of. Maybe there’s someone out there thinking of me. Maybe there’s someone out there reading this blog that needs a sign, a symbol that someone is thinking about them. Maybe it’s all of the above.


I dunno – but it’s something !


And personally speaking, all I know is I do tune in to my Musical Divine Guidance – which plays all the time in my head. I don’t try to decipher it. Usually all I need to do is listen to the song and then I will suddenly realize what the message is that’s being sent to me.


Soooo . . . from me to you – whoever you are 😉 – or from you to me –


Here Without You – 3 Doors Down


thinking of you  !


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