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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Who Do You Trust?

Trust is an interesting little word that I believe has a lot to do with control. The dictionary says it is reliance on the integrity, ability, surety of a person or thing; confident expectation. Obviously it also has other meanings having to do with money and property.

In my humble opinion the only entity anyone can truly trust is God and in turn our own soul mind, which is eternally connected as one. Anything else is EGO or as Dr. Wayne Dyer has said, “edging out God”.

A lack of trust occurs when someone else does not do what we think they should do. The ego’s desire to control others pops up its ugly head. We are then angry and hurt. How dare that person think without my guidance? It often leads to the elimination of that person from our life, which is not necessarily a negative move.

Recently my daughter had this kind of reaction to something I did. Actually, I believe it was something I wrote in a blog that hit home and she wasn't prepared for the truth. She told me, “I don't trust you”.

My reaction is GOOD! It is about time you grew up and started thinking for yourself and stop relying on others to take care of your problems. It was also a positive sign to me that I have finally arrived at a place where I am free to do, say or write exactly what I choose to, no matter what anyone else thinks.

When I trust and follow my Creator and my soul mind it is impossible to lead anything but a positive life. Who do you trust?

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding." ~Proverbs 3:5

Monday, September 27, 2010

Just Ask

Everyone has heard the advice “ask and you will receive”. We have also been told “be careful what you ask for because you just might get it”. How much plainer does it have to be? I consider myself fairly intelligent, but now I am wondering about that.

I am a survivor, who has lived through many experiences that others might say are negative. Of course, there is always a lesson attached and I either learn it or I don’t. These lessons have also taught me that I am a lot stronger than I ever suspected. So strong in fact, that I recently told the Universe/God bring it on I can handle anything you throw my way. Do you see where I am going with this, as Judge Judy would ask?

Unexpected challenges have recently occured in my life and I just realized why. I asked for them to happen. I have had house repairs, relationship problems and a health issue that could eventually result in surgery, with the additional fact that I have no insurance. Now if that isn’t the dumbest thing I have ever heard of!

I have already shown the Universe that I am strong and do not crumble with earthly challenges. There is nothing more I need to prove. Since there is absolutely no reason to ask for more problems I am rephrasing my request, believing that everyone deserves a second chance.

Dear Universe,

I am now asking for an abundance of love, peace and good health and if you have anything material you are holding in escrow for me I will accept that too.

With eternal love,
Barbara Loure`

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Synchronicity/Serendipity/Intuition

Synchronicity is a wonderful word coined by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung in 1920. It means two or more events causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner. A favorite of mine is intuition, meaning an inner knowing. Another fabulous word is serendipity, making fortunate discoveries while looking for something else. They often work together to validate belief in the oneness of the universe.

The following is a true story. It began when my intuition led me to my friend Eric Allen’s new web site, (change-your-world.com). The home page offers inspiring music and a beautiful picture of a mountain stream. I stopped for a moment to listen to the music. While viewing the picture the face of a man in the water clearly came to view. At first it startled me because it was so unexpected. As I looked around I noted many other spirit images, also in the water.

I decided to confirm what I was seeing with my friend Maria Certo, who also has a new inspirational web site, (Connecting With Your soul). Maria and I share a God given gift of recognizing spirits in photos. We have both captured many on film and some are shared on our individual Facebook walls.

Not wanting to spill what I saw I asked Maria what she saw. She confirmed the man who had startled me is located next to a large rock in the water and has a round face, mustache, wears rimless glasses and possibly has white hair. Excited, we discussed our find and agreed that I should tell Eric in case the man was a relative or maybe a guide. She reminded me that I am the messenger.

I passed on the message and Eric could not see the man in question. He said he was open minded but had no experience with such things. He did say he was aware of orbs. I was disappointed, but suggested he view the images I share on my wall, especially the one titled “My Man”. He is a very large in your face guy, whom I believe is meant to convince others that spirits do indeed exist. I was happy when Eric said he was able to see him.

Maria and I agreed that I was chosen to pass on this gift of sight to Eric, who by the way is a much evolved soul. As an added bonus or perhaps serendipity, Maria and I added each others spiritual blogs to our sites and I also added Eric’s to mine.

I just never know what will happen when synchronicity pops up in my life and I follow my intuition. It’s always fun finding out!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vibrational Match

The lengths the universe uses to get my attention is sometimes amusing, well that is after I recover from the shock of what happened. Recently someone who I thought was very close to me suddenly and without warning informed me that she does not want to speak to me. I am not to call her or go to her house. I am allowed to email and in her words, "If I choose to answer you I will and if not you will not hear from me."

What surprised me about this person's order is that it did not cause me to feel angry. I felt a great deal of relief. For years I have been trying to make myself believe that this soul is a vibrational match. I finally realized that I have been dragging her and her negative energy around like a sack of potatoes. It was really getting heavy and I believe the universe noticed and set up just the right opportunity to sever the problem.

I have heard it usually takes 21 days for a positive change to occur. Today is 22 days since I received her order for silence and I wish her love. Perhaps since the universe helped me have better vision it will also help her deal with her situation. This experience taught me that I cannot force someone to be a vibrational match. It needs to happen naturally and when the time is right.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Peace on Earth

(Great song for us all to live by!)

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In peace and harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
To live each moment
With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Virtual Friends

Recently I read someone's blog post about virtual friends as opposed to "real" life friends. The person writing seemed to be of the opinion that they are less significant. I totally disagree with the writer, who also has a Best Friend Forever AKA "BFF" whom she believes is more important than any of her other friends.

I wonder what she will do if the Universe suddenly and without warning decides to take her BFF out of the picture? Will she simply collapse from lack of support or will she go on as if it didn't matter. I suspect she will gladly accept the support of those loyal and trusted friends whom she considers less important at the moment. Life is interesting isn't it with all its little lessons?

As for those virtual friends, I love them all! Through internet connections I have friends from all over the world in all age, economic and religious brackets. I would never have been able to connect with these souls in my former life as an ordinary wife and mother.

I will probably never meet the majority of these people in person, but it isn't really necessary. Our connection is spiritual and goes beyond the earth's boundaries. Generally speaking they give me much more support than most of my "real" friends and relatives do and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

My vote is for Virtual Friends! <3 <3 <3

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Better Day

The last couple of days I have been busy updating my CD, A Hole in the Middle. I picked out my favorite blog posts and added them to the document, in preparation for moving my project on. In two days, 9/16/10 my contract will end with Publish America for my first book, Wake Up! Whew!! I am so glad that is over! Of course, I do still have copies of my own on hand. Every now and then someone actually asks to purchase a signed copy and I often give copies away when I believe reading the book could benefit someone.

A person like that knocked on my door last night. She was a teenager, selling subscriptions to earn a trip to Hawaii. We sat down on my front porch and talked for some time after she found out that I am a published author. I love it when the universe plops souls down for me to have a conversation with. One of her interests is acting.

Katlynn asked all kinds of questions about my writing and my life. She seemed to be generally interested. When she asked why I wrote my first book I told her I wrote it for me. My answer amused her. To sum up our impromptu exchange, I offered her a copy of my book, which she eagerly accepted. One of the first things she said when she knocked on my door was, "Inspire me!" I sincerely hope that I did.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Hole

I have a new problem this week that has led to discovering a hole partnering with mold in my ceiling. I thought I was being very smart the other day when I decided to scrape off some water damaged paint caused by a water leak from the roof. As I scraped I began uncovering mold and an actual hole in the ceiling. It was disgusting!

My first reaction was- What did I do to deserve this mess? This particular room was built thirty years ago and is an addition to my mobile home. It also has a tin roof, which when built was attached with nails. Guess what? The nails are now popping up allowing rain, when accompanied by wind, to leak onto the ceiling. The nails, hundreds of them, will all need to be replaced by pro-panel screws. Just what I needed another unexpected house expense.

Through a friend I found a man to do the job who charges a very reasonable rate per hour. Because he wants to fix the cause of the problem before he repairs the result, I am stuck with viewing the ugly mold and the now bigger hole for awhile longer. I noticed that I have been having sinus symptoms and I am convinced they are coming from the exposed mold. What to do what to do? I decided to close off the room from the rest of the house until my hole and its friends are no longer visible.

Wow the things I have learned since I was forced to take care of my own problems! I am actually grateful for these kinds of experiences because they teach me that I am strong and capable of taking care of me.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

In and Out

In case my peeps are curious, the reason I have been absent from posting this week is because I have been busy getting rid of things. Moving in a positive direction requires weeding out the old to make room for the new. Two things cannot occupy the same space.

I started with my yard, which now looks pretty good. I have huge piles of weeds that I am waiting for someone with a truck to cart to the dump. It was a lot of work, but I was determined to get the job done. My next project was a large shed that houses stuff that doesn't belong or fit in my house. Some of the objects are just being stored by others. The next step is to get the others to take care of their own belongings!

For several years I have been wanting to replace my bedroom set purchased in 1972. The pieces are Lane and very heavy, especially the 6'7" long dresser. Although I replaced the mattress after my divorce, 11 years ago, I couldn't afford to do the same with the furniture. I knew someday that would happen. Last Tuesday was that day. I followed my strong intuition to our local furniture store and discovered they were having a 1/2 off sale. Guess what? My new bedroom furniture was delivered on Thursday and I love it. The best part was my old furniture is now in the home of a young man who needed it, oddly just up the street from me.

Of course, taking the contents out of the drawers resulted in disposing of unwanted articles, which led to going through closets etc. with the same intention. Amazing the things we accumulate! It is also amazing when we take a step in the right direction how quickly the universe comes in to assist us. One thing leads to another and another. It is called synchronization.

Recently I made the decision to list my house in the spring and find a nice 2 bedroom apartment. I have tried for 11 years to take care of my too large house and too large yard and I do not choose to do it anymore. The endless effort is draining my positive energy.

Out with the old and in with the new is a fantastic adventure and feels fabulous!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Jamie's Story (Spirits of Cibola County)

A year ago Jamie and her husband Fred were chosen to raise a newborn baby boy through an open adoption. This loving act and the steps that made it happen have created a circle of love far greater than the baby's birth or adoptive families could have imagined. With an open mind and heart adoption can be a positive choice for everyone involved.

Somehow Jamie knew since she was a little girl that her first baby would be an adopted child. She gets very upset with people who make assumptions such as, "You couldn't have a child of your own so you had to adopt?" Just the opposite, Jamie feels humbled that she has been given this child to mother.

She said, "Adopted children are not booby prizes."

Jamie and Fred met in 1992 while attending college in Idaho. She received a teaching degree and he is a computer tech who teaches classes at NMSU. After being married for a couple of years, they really wanted to start a family, but it was not happening. Jamie went through two years of the usual procedures to find out why. Finally her doctor informed her that he believed her only option was artificial insemination. It is very expensive and usually takes about four attempts before succeeding.

When she found out it often causes so many embryos that some might need to be eliminated, she walked out of the doctor's office without saying goodbye. Jamie began looking into adoption. She and Fred did their homework, reading over 40 books on the subject. One of the most informative was The Idiots Guide to Adoption.

Believing an agency was the best choice, they contacted Adoptions Plus in Albuquerque to begin the process. Prospective adoptive parents are examined with a magnifying glass. Everything about their lives including health, finances, education, past and present relationships and living conditions are evaluated before they are presented to prospective parents.

Jamie called the agency several times a week to ask about their case. She did not feel they were showing their information to anyone. Her mother-in-law noticed an ad in an Idaho paper for an agency called Northwest Services. Idaho is among the top ten states listed as friendly adoption states.

They contacted the agency and within four months were in touch with the birth mother of their soon to be precious gift from God. The mother chose them from several couples mostly based on a letter they had written to her stating the reasons for wanting to adopt. They wanted an open adoption, which gives the biological parents the opportunity to keep in touch with the baby.

Jamie believes their experience is working because both families have an honest relationship and totally accept each other. There is no judgment on either side. The baby has gained an extended family, the young biological parents can move with their lives while watching the baby grow, knowing that they have made a mature decision that is best for their child.

Jamie and Fred saw their baby for the first time when he was a day old and transferred him to their car when he was three days old. Everyone in the parking lot including parents, grandparents and hospital staff filled it with tears that day. The baby was the only one not crying. Perhaps he knew how lucky he was.

Jamie recently told her sister Kelie, who is the biological mother of a young daughter "Adoption is not easy."

Kelie replied, "Having a baby isn't easy either."

Jamie will soon find that out for herself as she is about to give birth to her first biological child. Her children will be 14 months apart, which is causing Jamie to wonder how she will manage. Knowing she has help from God and a supportive family is all the help she needs to widen the circle of love.

(Strange, but true, Jamie and Fred's adopted son (now 8) looks like Fred and their biological son looks like Jamie.)