It’s My Choice

22e29b1527d26d5866bae0962b6d860cToday is a most amazing day! It really is true that what you focus on expands. When we focus our attention on finding positive uplifting things, the universe always provides. When we make a conscious decision to be happy, we are happy. This does not mean that life is perfect or that there is no stress because that is always going to be there. It simply means that whatever comes our way we have already decided that happiness is the priority and that we can handle the daily stresses. Every day we pick and choose our battles. We make the decision of what we will react or respond to and what is just not that important. When we decide that something requires our attention, we can stop and analyze before we reply. In using our inner happiness as a guide, we can then decide if what is in front of us is something we wish to make a part of our reality and if so what will the outcome be in doing that. Once we realize that we have choices, our sense of self-worth increases. We no longer are tossed about by other people’s intrusion into our reality. We create our own reality.

When I say, “today is a most amazing day,” that is my choice. I can make choices about how I feel today, how I interact with others, how much I allow myself to be influenced by others. If I make my happiness top priority in my life, I will make the choices necessary to ensure that happiness exists.  Each of us has the ability to do this every day. Look at your day. What choices did you make that affected how you were feeling about yourself, about others, about the world? The simple awareness that we have choices, that we are in control of ourselves is what will determine our state of being happy or not. I choose happiness. I choose peace. I choose love. I love you. Namaste

Circle Rainbows

RainbowI was feeling a bit overwhelmed with my day so decided to unplug for a few minutes and go sit outside by the pool in the gorgeous weather.  I had my sunglasses on as it was quite bright and I love looking at clouds.  When I glanced upwards, I was surprised to see what looked like a rainbow but in a circle.  I took the glasses off and it was too bright to see anything other than white light so I put them back on and voila, there it was!  I continued to stare at this amazing circle of color as the sun weaved in and out of clouds.  I thought, did I create this in my mind because I am that magical and can create whatever I want to see or is it really there?  At that moment, the sun went behind a dark cloud and the circle rainbow went away almost as if to say, yes I am real to answer your question.

Life is magical and we can try to sift through the white light that blinds us to the beauty that is beyond it or not fight it, not question it but know and accept that what we are seeing is something that is part of our journey.  When we look at other beings who are in our little part of the world, sometimes their physical essence or their words and/or attitude is the barrier to the real beauty that lies just beyond, just as the brightness of the sun was the barrier to my circle rainbow.  Sometimes we need the sunglasses when we observe what is in front of us to sift through that barrier.  I choose to look through my sunglasses of love and acceptance to see the real person.  Will you join me in doing this for one day and see if it makes a difference?  You may find a circle rainbow of your own.  I love you!  Namaste

It’s My Time

hqdefault (5)We can’t wait for everything to get right or be right before we start our lives.  How many times have you said “I’ll do it when…..” and in your mind you knew that “when” was not going to happen?  When is now.  We are only guaranteed the very second we are living at this moment.  That is why it is said that time is an illusion or that it doesn’t even exist.  We as humans have developed this thing called “time” as a measure but somehow it has developed into a version of reality.  We think about how much time we have to do things or what time something will happen or where we need to be at a certain time.  Not many people stop and look at their situation and live in the moment because they are too busy trying to figure out what they are supposed to be doing with their time.

I’m wearing a shirt today that says “It’s Miller Time.”  Yes, I know it refers to an alcoholic beverage, one that I don’t even drink, but when I look at those words I choose to give it a more significant meaning.  It’s my time and I can do whatever I want to with my 86,400 seconds in my day and I will do it one second at a time.  Father Alfred D’Souza said “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last in dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”

We all have the exact same amount of ticks on the clock if you choose to look at time that way.  Use each tick wisely today.  I challenge you to just close your eyes and sit quietly, forget schedules and demands on your “time” and see what it is your soul wants you to know about your life.  It is just as important or more so than any business meeting you will attend.  In fact, it is the most important business meeting you will attend.  I love you! Namaste

I’m Still Standing

holy-spirit-best-bestI used to play a video game called Frogger where you had to maneuver around obstacles and not get killed trying to cross the road.  It was only a game but my heart would pound when there were near misses, or near-death experiences.  If I played it enough, I got used to the patterns and knew when to try to cross the road and when to stay put and when the alligator would pop up in the water after I crossed the road.  We get used to the patterns in our own lives as well.  We figure out not to over-do it in extreme heat of summer, not to stand out in the lightning storm, not to let our bodies get depleted of food and water.  What we cannot predict, though, are those moments when life throws us a curve ball.  Sometimes we are just plugging along like the little Frogger guy, weaving in and out of traffic with our heart pounding and we miscalculate one thing that will smash us.  That is what happened to me this week.  I moved one item in my house, the cat bed, to a different location.  Just as I was ready to relax and call it a night I went to turn off the computer and there was the bed where it was not normally at, causing me to trip and smash onto the tile floor.  I heard the crack on the back of my head, knew it was bad, felt the blood rushing out of my body from my head wound and no one was there to help me out.  I didn’t have my phone nearby so there was no way to call for help.  In Frogger, the little guy gets another life after he’s smashed until all his lives are used up.  I remember thinking “I am not going to die like this. This is not the end” and everything in me called out for help because there was no way I could get up on my own.  For me to come up to my feet off a floor requires a lot of pushing or pulling onto an object because my knees are not strong.  There was nothing around me, just flat floor.  The next thing I knew, I was standing on my feet.  I cannot explain it because there is no explanation other than divine intervention.  I knew the cut was bad, blood was going everywhere and I knew it had to be stopped so I walked to the bathroom and got a towel to stop the bleeding.  When I felt the back of my head, I knew it was split wide open, which they confirmed in the ER and placed 8 staples to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

When we are in the moment of a near-death experience we have choices.  I could have chosen to just give up, lay there and bleed out and let that be it.  Lights out.  Something inside me said no, not now.  I have so much left to do.  I choose to stay and it was in that moment that I was lifted up.  I made the decision and my angels did the rest.  It was the only way for me to continue on and it wasn’t the easiest way either.  Easy would have been to close my eyes and say good night.  After I got up and walked to the bathroom, I looked at myself in the mirror and said in my Lisa Nichols voice “I’m still here.  I’m still standing.”  I know by whose power I am here and I am grateful for whatever time I have left that I can spend that time in spreading love and light.  That is my mission and I will spend every moment fulfilling it.  All my Frogger lives are not used up yet.  I love you.  Namaste

Flying

carolina-skies-webI believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky.  Do you remember the first time you heard those words in that song?  It goes on to say, “If I can see it, then I can be it. If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it.”  I channeled a message yesterday from a friend who crossed over recently.  He described the freedom he felt away from the limitation of the human body as flying.  He said with enthusiasm, “I can fly!”  I could feel his elation and I actually felt it in my body.  He was giving me a little glimpse of what it was like to be in the spirit realm, no longer tethered by a physical body.  Just as I was in awe with tears at what I was feeling, he was amazed that he was able to communicate in this way with those he left behind.  His sweet gentle soul had the same feel as when he was on earth – loving and kind, accepting of everyone.  He wanted us all to feel that love from him and it came through in a tremendous way.  Fly high my sweet friend.  I’m sure we will hear from you again!

Believing we can do something is the seed to actually begin doing it.  I believed I could write a book and then when I held it in my hand for the first time, I remembered that first thought I had of creating it.  Thoughts become things.  It is how we are able to put one foot in front of the other – we believe we can.  We test it out, yep there’s one step and then oh look another.  Then before you know it we are walking, running, skipping, hopping.  It all starts with a belief and a desire.  Whatever it is that you are wanting to create, keep that thought foremost in your mind – If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it.  What will you create today?  I love you!  Namaste

Sail Away

sailboatimage“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”  Elbert Hubbard wrote that over a hundred years ago among other really interesting musings including “the line between failure and success is so fine we scarcely know when we pass it.”  I woke up this morning with the remnants of a dream still going on and there was something about a ship coming in.  Many musicians have sung about things getting better when the ship comes in – all will be well and life will be grand, right?  In the meantime, we are standing on the shore thinking about how we have failed at so many things.  I actually added that as one of the things on my gratitude list today – all my failures, because I no longer look at them as failures.  They were lessons learned.  Many people wish for a do-over, a chance to go back and correct those things in life that they perceive as failures or mistakes.  They are what they are and they happened for a reason.  We can dwell on the fact that it was not something pleasant in our life or we can be grateful we survived it and choose to not repeat it.  If we continually fear we will make another mistake, have another failure then we will never pass that fine line of success because the fear will have consumed us.  Fear – some call it false evidence appearing real – is a low vibration state of mind.  It happens when doubt and insecurity creep into our mindset and ego jumps in to add all the scenarios that could go wrong.  Blinders are put on horses for a reason – to keep them focused.  Otherwise, they would see options and have to choose which way to go instead of the path ahead of them.  Too many options could lead to confusion and fear.

Look at your lessons learned from your past as blinders.  You don’t want to go down that rabbit hole again even if the ego is trying to pull you in that direction.  Staying focused allows you to see the fine line, even if you are standing on it and haven’t crossed it yet.  Your ship has been there the whole time, by the way.  What are you waiting for?  Go get it!  Smooth sailing my friends! I love you.  Namaste

Clouds and Other Views

sunandhandAs I sat outside in the beautiful weather looking at the clouds, I imagined that I was floating on one of them.  Of course I chose the biggest and softest one, one that looked friendly as I had a choice between the different shapes and colors.  While floating on my cloud I began to imagine what I looked like from that viewpoint.  I have some point of reference since I always choose a window seat when flying and I love to look down at the ground below.  Therefore, I know that from up there on top of that cloud I am only a speck if that.  It puts it all into perspective, doesn’t it?  We think that this human existence we are living is so huge, that these bodies we inhabit are so important.  We bathe them, pick just the right clothes to put on them, protect them from the environment as best we can, and do our best to take care of them, which we should.  But, in the grand scheme of things, our bodies are only a miniscule speck in the world.  What is huge is our spirit which resides inside the body.  It doesn’t mean we are to ignore the body or the environment, though.  Joseph LoBrutto III in the book Is There More To Life Than What We Know channeled a guide who said, “Humans must open their eyes!  They will take care of possessions they own, but when it is not theirs to own, they lose respect for it. … planet Earth is your home.  You must treat the whole planet as you would your home.”

The respect we show in taking care of our bodies and our environment is important for survival but how much respect are we showing for our spirit?  Do you look at that part of yourself like you sometimes do the environment – “oh, somebody else will take care of that.  Somebody else will pick up the litter from the ground.  Somebody else will make sure the water is clean and the food is pure and not full of poison when it gets to my table.”  When it comes to the spirit, there is no one else who will feed it, protect it, clean the litter from it!  That is something we each have to do for ourselves.  I choose to bathe mine in love daily, to cherish it, to protect it from the negative energy that is so prevalent in the world today and to always, always show respect and gratitude for the knowledge of who I really am.  I love you!  Namaste