Archive for May, 2010

Yours for the Taking

May 31, 2010

The courage to honor your guidance requires a unique blend of faith, hope, trust, and obedience: faith that you are being pointed in the right direction, hope that the outcome will be rewarding, trust that it will, and obedience to the divine force that operates in your best interests.

Courage can’t see around corners, but goes about them anyway.
Mignon McLaughlin

Muffle your courage and you may be forever haunted by the dim realization that (more…)

Seven Steps to Better Relationships

May 30, 2010

Are you getting along with people as well as you’d like to? Or do you often find yourself at odds with friends, family and even strangers? Well, if you find it difficult to get on the same page with people, the problem is probably you, not them. Look at all your relationships; you’re the common denominator. Here are seven steps for bringing more peace and harmony to your relationships.

Start watching your thoughts as if they were someone else’s. Doing this allows you to “step out from behind your eyes” and serve as a conscious witness to your own life. You may find that your view of objective reality was neither objective nor real.

Recognize that your perceptions are uniquely yours, that the world you live in has a population of one. Unfortunately, the people (more…)

The Impossibility of Living Otherwise

May 29, 2010

If your inner voice is only the faintest of whispers, retreat to an empty room, dim the lights, sit quietly, breathe deeply, and turn your attention inward.

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
Anne Sexton

The challenge is not to further develop your intuition but to (more…)

Every Cell Awakens and Rejoices!

May 28, 2010

Drawing by Paul Foreman of

Your intuition will often express itself not as a thought in the mind, but as a feeling in the body.

The mind can assert anything 
and pretend it has proved it. 
My beliefs I test on my body,
 on my intuitional consciousness, 
and when I get a response 
there, then I accept.
D. H. Lawrence

Trust that feeling, honor it, listen carefully to the message it conveys. If it causes you (more…)

Why Do You Storm Heaven?

May 27, 2010

Intuitive guidance accounts for one of life’s most profound paradoxes: You already know the answer to every question you can ask.

God, why do I storm heaven for answers that are already in my heart? Every grace I need has already been given me. Oh, lead me to the Beyond within.
Marcina Wieherkehr

Socrates stated more than twenty-four hundred years ago that “learning” could be more accurately described (more…)

D Is For Dad

May 26, 2010

Life has a way of delivering gifts to us at the precise moment we need them most. This story, written by Lorraine Arents of Fresh Meadows, New York, appeared in the June 2010 issue of Guideposts.

I thought I lost my father all over again when I lost a keepsake.

It had been more than three months since my purse was snatched from me on a New York City street.

I had long since gotten a new purse and wallet, and replaced my credit cards and driver’s license. But even after all these months, tears still came to my eyes whenever I thought about the one thing that I could never replace: my father’s dog tags from World War II.

I missed Dad so badly, particularly today as I sat at my desk catching up on e-mails from friends.

My father had fought on D-Day, helping (more…)

Acting in Concert With God

May 25, 2010

Check in with your inner voice for confirmation before making an important decision or tackling a challenge. It is your channel to divine wisdom.

You know nothing till intuition agrees.
Richard Bach

Listen to your conscience and you realize that there is a fine line between your actions and God’s actions. Listen more deeply, and you (more…)

Pointing the Way

May 24, 2010

Your conscience flows from and is an expression of your intuition, which in turn flows from and is an expression of divine consciousness.

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Intuition is pure truth, pure knowing. It is Truth with a capital T. It (more…)

Love Is a Wonderful Place to Live

May 23, 2010

Your every thought, word, and deed spring from either love or fear. The nature of your choices determines the quality of your life.

Love is heaven and fear is hell. Where you place your attention is where you live.
Alan Cohen

Which will you choose, love or fear? Choose love, and you are (more…)

My Radio Interview on

May 22, 2010

I was honored to be interviewed on May 21, 2010 on Charice Fan Talk, a blogtalkradio show for The hosts, DJ Drake and Eve Marie, were friendly and easy to talk to and we had a great time!

Click on the audio player below to listen to the slightly abridged 50-minute show:

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Charice, here is her current smash hit, Pyramid:

Here is the bio of Charice that FalseVoice asked me to write for Charice’s official website. It can now be found on


Charice: The Early Years

Six seconds. That’s how long it took for a pint-size Pinay in pigtails to stride confidently on stage in a South Korean talent show in the fall of 2007, belt out the words, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” and blow our collective socks off.

It was a performance for the ages. Charice might as well have been announcing to the world, (more…)

Love Your Imperfections

May 21, 2010

If you lean more toward self-loathing than self-love, consider how you feel about your friends. You love them even though they, like you, are imperfect, have hurt others, and regret past actions. If you can unconditionally love your friends despite their flaws, you can learn to extend the same kindness toward yourself.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Love your flaws, your insecurities, your negative thoughts and feelings, and one day soon you may (more…)

Behold, Service Was Joy!

May 20, 2010

Service to others is an effect, not a cause. It flows naturally out of your devotion and surrender to God.

Compassion is the seed that grows into the giving tree of selfless service.

Acting selflessly is paradoxically a selfish path because it is a (more…)

Love Has No Ulterior Motives

May 19, 2010

Serving others is love in action, as long as it is not tainted by the ego’s desire for recognition.

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. . . . You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Doing good deeds so others think of you as (more…)

Will Tom Cruise Still Get Top Billing?

May 18, 2010

Love this preview of Mission Impossible IV. Looks like we have a new action star on our hands! And co-starring with Tom Cruise is definitely a (more…)

He Shoots, He Scores! Oh-oh.

May 17, 2010

I cringed hard when I read Josh Wilker‘s account of scoring his first basket for his seventh-grade team in his excellent memoir, Cardboard Gods. It was an away game and his joy was uncontainable . . . for a brief shining moment before it all turned to dust. I cringed all the harder because unfortunately, I could relate. My own story follows this excerpt from Josh’s book.

The ref handed my teammate Chris the ball and Chris slapped it with his right hand, a signal to the rest of us to start milling around, pretending we had set plays. In a rare burst of on-court assertiveness, I cut hard to my left, breaking free of the listless scrum of bodies near the center jump circle. I caught the inbounds pass in stride and started dribbling toward the wide-open hoop. I had not yet scored the first basket of my career in organized ball, so as I dribbled a kind of joy bubbled up through my rib cage and into my throat.

Previous to that moment there had only been an aimless Saturday morning murmur of voices in the gym. Suddenly the murmur spiked, went weird. I’d never heard the sound before and hope to never hear it again: A generalized, ingrown gasp, like a note from a choir on a record played backward. I pressed onward, dribbling, still preposterously open, ignoring.

I stopped just inside the foul line and hoisted the side-holstered push shot that all kids use before they get the hang of a real jump shot. Improbably, the basketball grazed the inside of the rim and nestled through the net. The strange sound that had risen up all around me ceased. I turned, smiling, expecting to see my teammates smiling back. Jesus, the look on their faces. The (more…)

The Chicken Runs at Midnight

May 16, 2010

My daughter and I share countless inside jokes and greatly enjoy teasing each other. That was my first thought when I read about Amy Donnelly’s question to her dad in this article for by Tim Kurkjian. Amy Donnelly’s story does not have a happy ending . . . and yet there is hope in this story, and peace, and joy, and much, much love.

Amy Donnelly

When then-Pirates third base coach Rich Donnelly would crouch down, cup his hands and shout to the runner on second base, his daughter, Amy, once asked him, “Dad, what are you yelling to the runner, ‘The chicken runs at midnight’?” The statement had no origin, no specific meaning, yet became a buzz phrase in the Donnelly home, and among the Pirates. When Pittsburgh second baseman Jose Lind ran on the field before a game in 1992, a microphone caught him yelling to teammates, “Let’s go, the chicken runs at midnight!”

Amy Donnelly was diagnosed with (more…)