Friday, May 31, 2013

What Will You Choose Today


Give Thanks!  Breathe Deeply Four Times.

With Each Breath, Inhale the Oxygen of the New Day. 

 Exhale and feel the Aliveness of Your Mind, Body and Spirit.   

Everyday you have 1,440 minutes
to work, sleep, sing, laugh, cry,
smile, dance, fall in Love, 
share your Love, heal a heart, save a life,
change the world for good, be the peace,
live the peace or start a war. 

Breathe Deeply Four Times. 

What Will You Choose to Do Today?   

Thursday, May 30, 2013

What Brings Warmth, Offers Kindness and Shares Joy??


What brings warmth, offers kindness and shares joy??  Before you answer the question,  Breathe Deeply Four Times.  Feeling Good?  Breathe Deeply Four More Times! 

What brings warmth, offers kindness and shares joy??  A Smile!  Smiles are like Rainbows that appear as bridges across the Clouds and Sunshine in the Sky.  A smile brings beauty and warmth; wisdom and kindness. 

Today, feel a Smile in your heart. Walk with a Smile.  Please Share Your Smiles! 

Remember this--- Every Smile Offered Shines a Light of Hope, Provides Warmth and Comfort and Brings More JOY to the World!  

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Show Your Appreciation


Let us sit for a few moments and allow our minds to clear.

Breathe Deeply Six Times.  In Hope and Joy.  Out Faith and Appreciation.  Allow the peace in your heart  surface.

Breathe.  How can kindness open a new door for you?  

Breathe. In Hope and Joy.  Out Faith and Appreciation. 

Today remember that kindness and appreciation is a pathway of Peace! 

Breathe.  Give Thanks!  Show Your Appreciation!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Rock of My Heart


I Breathe Deeply Four Times. I ponder the rock of my heart that has broken a million times over, and yet still grows stronger. Every broken piece floats through the Uni-verse as Love's lesson of Undying Faith. 

I Breathe. In my acceptance, my tears became the honey of understanding offered humbly with good intention. This I know, The rock of my heart holds every secret of Love. Every piece that breaks allows me wisdom. 

I Breathe and Honor this New Day of Grace with Undying Faith!

You Are the Sum Total of Your Every Experience!


Our words and actions can never be undone and surely we will all make mistakes on our life journey.  Thus we must learn to forgive ourselves, ask for forgiveness  and offer forgiveness to others. 

We can allow those mistakes to lead the way to new and better choices.  In this way, good change becomes inevitable. 

We will Love and sometimes that Love will be rejected or misunderstood.  Trust Love Anyway!  

When we journey with humility, and mindfulness;  there is a greater possibility that we will speak and live in Truth. 

When we offer our Love unconditionally with trust, we discover that every breath aligned with our Heart and our Soul allows us to become more at peace with ourselves. 

Most Importantly, Who We Become in Love is the Greatness Exemplified by the Sum Total of All Our Experiences. 

Breathe Deeply 10 Times.  Remembering that you and your greatness lies in the Sum Total of your every experience; Who Have You Become In Love?  

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Rainbow Heart of LOVE

A Tyrone Rasheed Photo 


Today I pray to walk with compassion, humility, loving-kindness, and right words with right actions. 

I Breathe Deeply Four Times and open my Heart and Soul to honor and receive Divine Grace. 

I honor the Ancients, the Ancestors and All those who have Ascended Into the Rainbow Heart of Love. 

I continue to Breathe and feel the Spirit of Love awakening every cell within my body.  

With humility, I Give Thanks  for the Blessings and Miracles of Hope and Joy that are  manifesting on Earth and throughout the Uni-Verse as many Awaken to the Truth that lives through the Eternal Songs of Love. 

Again I Breathe Deeply Four Times.  I allow myself to remember and feel the Love Songs.

To Our Blessed Creator I pray and ask for the Courage and Faith to live within the vision of hope; to radiate Light and joyfully share the Truthful Songs of Love imprinted in my heart; dancing and living in my Soul! 

I Breathe Deeply and Sing.  We Will Always Be ONE In the Rainbow Heart of Love!            

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tools of Grace


Still Your Mind.  Take 6 deep breaths. 

Allow your heart to awaken with courage and goodness.  Congratulate yourself on All that you have accomplished.  The list is long. 

Breathe again and offer your sincere Gratitude for the Grace that has inspired you and allowed you to blossom into to beautiful person you are today. 

Smile Joyfully. 

Continue to Breathe Deeply.  Feel your Fear.  Gently allow Fear to be embraced by nurturing rains of Love. 

Feel the breeze of Hope. Take the joyful hand of Faith. You Are Never Alone.  Courage, Compassion, Humility, Integrity, Tenacity and Strength are the precious gifts and tools of Grace that live in Garden of Your Heart. 

Breathe Deeply.  Know that You Are Supported and Loved. 

Smile Joyfully.  It Is Time to Move Forward! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Lost Treasure


The road Inward to Truth may be long and tedious.  Still, Faith will feed every traveler.  First we must Breathe and Believe.  To discover lost treasure, look beyond every storm with Patience.  Ask for the Courage to Breathe and Believe.    

Breathe Slowly 10 Times.  Go Inward.  The Rainbow of  Love is the Lost Treasure  Your Heart.  The jewels are Compassion, Deep Listening, Forgiveness and Mercy.  Go Inward.  Here lives Truth.   

Breathe and Believe in the Grace and Power of Love!           

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stop Procrastinating


Breathe Slowly 10 Times.  With each breath Inhale Deeply and Feel the Confidence and Grace that Moves through Your Heart.  Exhale Fear and Doubt.  

Now Say Yes and Step into the Beautiful, Magnificent Mystery That Awaits.  

Stop Procrastinating!  Do It Now. Breathe Deeply. 
Now Say YES To YOUR Dream!        

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Being Heard


I sit and meet the New Day with Respect.  

I Breathe Six Times 
and allow the oxygen of Prudence 
to move through my body.  

What I have to offer is Respect.  

I Breathe In Appreciation.  
I Exhale Respect for Myself and All Others.   

All People deserve to be heard.  

Because I am Worthy, I See Others as Worthy.  

Today with Gentle Compassion,  
I will listen intently and offer my Respect!     

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Heart Song Remembered


I have awakened with a heart song remembered. 

I Breath Deeply Four Times and focusing on the melody,
I feel and listen to the tune.  
I Breathe and allow myself to sing the words.

"It's about Loving every day
looking for a better way
to share the joy of living
with an open heart and giving". 

Today I will laugh and walk and sing
and dance to the melody of the heart song. 

"It's about Loving every day
looking for a better way
to share the joy of living
with an open heart and giving.". 

 Again, I Breathe Deeply, Joyfully.  

I feel the heart song.

 "It's about Loving Every Day!"         

Monday, May 20, 2013

Reign of Good Possibility


Centering myself, I Breathe Deeply Six Times. Each breath I Inhale and Exhale Slowly.  I offer Gratitude for the Sun, the Rains of Possibility and the Storms of Change. 
I Breathe deeply with humility and ask for more Faith.  Faith is an important ingredient of Love.  With a patient resolve,  Faith can turn anger into understanding and sorrow into opportunity. 
Through these Storms of Change, I ask that Faith let our tears become laughter and fill our hearts with Hope and Joy. 
Today with Faith,  I offer Gratitude for the Sun and the Storms of Change.  I will offer Joy and  Breathe deeply with Hope.
Today, I Pray for the Reign of Good Possibility!       

Sunday, May 19, 2013

On Reason (for Love)

On Reason...
Maybe reason is found only
within our hearts
reflected in the wind as it chills
and prepares us for rain...
or the dirt that acts as womb
firmly caressing trees/flowers/plants/vegetables...
or the robin that stops mid-flight to say hello.
Maybe truth is found
in the current of the river...
or eyes that look into a soul
discovering a connection to Earth
so sweet that LOVE reflects in the Stars
all the way to Jupiter and Mars.
And that LOVE travels throughout
every Galaxy and becomes Infinite.
This is  why I believe
maybe only the Heart=Earth
explains reason
for LOVE.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Moment of NOW


I Breathe Deeply Six Times and feel the both the joy and suffering of times past. 

I offer Gratitude for lessons learned and the profound healing that has come through Forgiveness and the Spirit of Love. 

Again I Breathe Deeply.  As I walk into the Moment of Now, each breath becomes a nurturing thought of Love that moves through me. 

Ever-present, the Breath of Love helps me to believe in the infinite power of goodness and to appreciate the Gift of Life. 

With Joy and Gratitude, I Breathe!  

Friday, May 17, 2013

Honoring Kindness


Awakening with the warm embrace of the Sun, I Breathe Deeply Four Times.  I align my mind with my heart. 

I Breathe.  Allowing Spirit to fill me with Kindness, I Inhale the Oxygen of Confident Persistence.  I Exhale Deeply with Hope.  

It is a Day to Share and Honor the Kindness of My Heart!  

I Breathe Deeply with Appreciation and JOY!      

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dance Joyfully


When I remember to Breathe Deeply and listen to my heart, even when it is difficult; the songs of Courage and Love remind me to dance joyfully with Life.  

I Breathe Six Times.  Today Life is My Teacher.  Listening to my heart, I hear the song of Courage and begin to dance joyfully into the Day!     

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Embracing Obstacles


When I treat every obstacle as an uninvited but welcomed guest in my home; I am able grow and receive the gift of New Opportunity.  

I Breathe Deeply Four Times.  

I am grateful to grow and embrace every gift of New Opportunity!  Today with Humility and Patience,  I Breathe!      

Tuesday, May 14, 2013



Often we have wounded eachother in so many ways; we expect to be hurt and disappointed.  And because we expect it, we find a reason to be hurt or disappointed.  There is so much mis-understanding in the World. 

Today I will see the best in myself and others.  I offer only my best.  I Breathe Deeply Four Times.  With each breath I honor the gift of Love.  I am able to give graciously and forgive easily.  I let go of every thought of disappointment. 

I Breathe In Love and Out Joy with Gratitude for Every Experience!  I Breathe.  Today I will see the best in myself and others.  I honor the gift of Love.  I am able to Give Graciously and Forgive Easily.  I move forward and remember to Breathe!  In Love.  Out Joy with Gratitude!  

Monday, May 13, 2013

Remembering the Forgotten Familiar


When Genius and Compassion came to live among us, they did not ask  to be billionaires; for they knew that greed and love of money was destroying the Earth.  Genius and Compassion asked for a willingness to see the beauty in the Forgotten Familiar. 

In every sunrise and sunset; in every fruit, flower and tree; in every birth, death and re-birth; through every storm or violent unnecessary war, Hope has become the Forgotten Familiar that makes it possible to live and honor the power of Abiding Love. 

Remembering that Genius and Compassion live within me, I Breathe Deeply Six Times.  I open my heart and see the beauty in the Forgotten Familiar.  Hope lives in trees and flowers and mountains and oceans.  Hope grows with trust and in every child offers its smiles of Love. 

To even the unworthy among us, Hope, the Forgotten Familiar is the Master Creator's constant offering of Forgiveness so that we may learn to live, work and prosper together in peace with Abiding Love! 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Celebrating My Mother As Queen Betty J. Tilman


My Mother Will Always Be My Queen!

Today and Every Day, Let Us Celebrate, and Honor Every Mother With Our Respect and Love!

Mother's Day Proclamation for Peace

In 1870 Julia Ward Howe, American abolitionist, and author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic wrote--

"Arise, then, women of this day!  Arise all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of tears!... We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says "Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
~Julia Ward Howe, 1870
From her Mother's Day Proclamation for Peace

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Friendship is the Fruit of Our Hearts and the Family We Choose!


Our Friends are the delicious fruit of our hearts.  Some fruit we experience often.  Others are a rare delicacy that we seldom have the opportunity to savor.  Some fruit like oranges, grapefruit, kiwi or mangoes, we must peel.  Others friends are the apples, blueberries, and strawberries of our hearts.  Sometimes our Friends may even be bananas! 

Through Friendship we learn that just as no fruit tastes the same;  no human has the ability or capacity to offer us exactly what we give them.  Friends  may agree or disagree.  Sometimes Friends may hurt eachother and need to ask for forgiveness.  Friends may live close or far away.  They may speak often or not at all.  Other Friends will forever be a mystery.   

Most importantly, Friends Are the Family We Choose.  When nurtured with space and care, our Friendships will always remain the delicious, cherished fruit of our hearts. 

I Breathe Ten Times.  I Inhale Deeply.  I Exhale Joyfully.  Today I Am Grateful for Every Friendship that has blossomed, shared and taught me to honor and value the Grace and Mystery of Unconditional Love through the Many Seasons of Our Lives.   

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thoughts and Actions


Four Times I Breathe Deeply and Welcome the New Day.  

In Respect and Appreciation for Good.  
Out Kindness and Love.  

Each breath gives me new fortitude and the courage 
to offer Respect and Appreciation to myself and all others.  

Again I Breathe Deeply Four Times.  

Today because I have the courage to embrace good;  
my thoughts and actions will be filled with Kindness and Love!  

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Celebrating Our Mothers As Queens

Beloveds---Most of my life I've had to share My Mother.  I shared her with great grandparents and grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins and so many, many other people.  Often they were people of different races, religions, and cultures; with languages I didn't (and sometimes still don't) understand.

 People from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and yes, even North America took to Her LOVE Like white on rice, red on apples, yellow on bananas, and green on tree leaves.
Over the years that I have known her, I have discovered that countless numbers throughout the World called her a Dear Friend and named her Godmother or Aunt to their Children. 
There were many times I felt left behind.  I often was. When she marched for Civil Rights in the segregated states, she left her young, willful, outspoken daughter in the safety of family friends.  When she bicycled miles and miles with the Peace and Freedom Movement or went off to study Transcendental Meditation, my thought was "What About Me?"
The Truth Is--- My Mother has and does use her energy, her voice and resources for equal rights for Me and All People of all cultures, race and religions.


There is Miss Betty, Aunt Betty, Lady Betty, and Mom Betty but in the Castle of My Heart, she will always be the ONE who gave ME, her daughter the opportunity to Grow with Wisdom, to Shine with Confidence and Learn to Love beyond my imagination.  

My Mother Will Always Be My Queen!

Today and Every Day, Let Us Celebrate, and Honor Every Mother With Our Respect and Love!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Being Blessed With Rainbows


I Give Thanks for the Rain that will nurture and quench the thirst of Our Magnificent Earth.  I Breathe Deeply Four Times.  In Gratitude and Out Patience. 

I embrace this Rainy Day with Appreciation. I have dressed for the weather.  I am wearing a suit of patience and compassion.  I put on a coat of tolerance. 

I Breathe Deeply.  I Exhale All Apprehension.  I pick up my sturdy umbrella of hope. 

Knowing I will be Blessed with Rainbows,  I Smile and Walk with Confidence into the Rainy Day.   

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What Inspires YOU?


Modern Society places little value in cooperative efforts of peace or Love.  We are often taught to be inspired by the acquisition of material things, more money and a selfish need to control.   

I Breathe Deeply Six Times.  I Inhale the Grace of Love.  
I Exhale Old Programmed Material Thoughts and My Need for Control.  With each breath I let go and honor the Mystery of Abundant JOY.   

I am inspired by kindness; and filled with the courage to live in truth.  I am inspired by Nature's bounty and Grace.  I am inspired by hope for healing our violent war-torn hearts. 

I am inspired by every act of compassion and unselfish  Love!  

Beyond the Material--What Inspires You?      

Monday, May 6, 2013

Following the Path


I Breathe Deeply Four Times.  

I listen to the rhythm of my heart
and feel like a flower blossoming
with gentle reassurance of Spring.  

I Breathe In Gratitude for the Gift of the New Day.

I Exhale Appreciation and Respect for myself and others.

In my mind, my heart and my soul,
the path I follow today is the pathway of Peace.

I Breathe!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Honor Every Good Choice


Each Day, throughout the day, I offer Gratitude for a clear mind, new energy and the new gifts offered and shared through my heart. 

I Breathe Deeply and with the help of Spirit, I Inhale Good Thoughts and Faith. I exhale Judgment and Fear. 

With each breath, I ask for the assistance of Spirit. I think Good Thoughts and ask to make good choices in every area of my life. 

I Breathe and Breathe. Throughout the day, I offer Gratitude for a Clear Mind, New Energy and the New Gifts Offered and Shared When My Mind Is In A Good Alignment With My Heart! 

I Breathe Deeply.  I Exhale Tenderly.  I Embrace and Honor Every Good Choice!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Own Your Good Destiny


When the glass holding the water of my destiny shattered and broke, I stopped, picked up the pieces of broken promises and gently discarded them.

Now before I move on, I still myself and Breathe In the Oxygen of Love Eight Times.   I Exhale confusion and disappointment.   I recognize that the glass was too small a container to hold the water of my destiny.

I Breathe and Breathe. I make a promise to myself. I will learn to swim the rivers and oceans of unknowing. I will climb the mountains of hope and walk across deserts of new understanding.

I will rest on beaches and reflect in the valleys.   I will allow the oasis of my heart to become renewed through my consistent discipline and good efforts to grow.

No Glass Will Contain Me. Today with Humility and Love; I Own My Good Destiny!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Get Your Head Right!


I take a few moments to sit and Breathe. I ponder these pasts few days and know that to clear my pathway of dreams and can dos; first I've got to get my head right.

I Breathe Deeply Eight Times. I ask my Ego to join me. With Each Breath I feel the Power and Grace of Truth. I exhale with Tender Surrender.

"Get Your Head Right!" says the voice of my Heart. I Breathe In Love and Exhale Deeply. Yes. First, Get Your Head Right!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

I Believe In YOU


No matter what it is that you think is NOT possible,
it becomes possible when you Believe In You!"

I Breathe Deeply Six Times. In Commitment with Faith. 
Out Doubt and Apprehension. 

The voice in my heart says
"Go Ahead! I Believe in You." 

I offer prayers of Gratitude. 
I ask for Courage. 
I Commit to be Consistent in my good efforts. 
I Prioritize.  

I Breathe Deeply. 
I Listen. 
I honor the Good Possibility. 

The voice in my heart becomes crystal clear. 
" I Believe In YOU!"

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Room for Improvement


I still myself with ease and listen to my heart.

I Breathe slowly and feel the oxygen of Love.

Again I Breathe and ask myself what do I want to do.

I remember the words of Lisa Nichols, a compassionate writer and life coach.
 "The biggest room in the world is the Room for Improvement."

I Smile.
Four Times I Breathe In with Compassion.
I Exhale My Frustrations.

What do I want to do today?

I want to begin to nurture myself
so that I can live with a heart of peace
and share Love unselfishly; without fear.

I want to step into the Room for Improvement.

With Courage I open a new door and
walk into the Room for Improvement!

 I Smile with JOY!