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Saturday, September 21, 2019



Ninety-six per cent of the time it is our subconscious
that is powering our actions and emotions.  

The subconscious is downloading the effect of millions of years of struggle and experiences from our psychic anatomy. 
A good deal of the time we may not like the program that is running.  That program may be evoking uncomfortable feelings...like sadness, rejection,  frustration, feelings of unworthiness, fear...all kinds of unhealed hurt.

And we are left to deal with this cargo that is ours by reason of consignment.

Often we try to run away from these feelings. 
And there are all kinds of  hiding places.  
We might put them out of our mind or turn off our emotions.  We might shine a spotlight on someone else to escape the glare of our own issues.  We might turn to alcohol or shopping or some other addiction.

We do this to bring ourselves comfort.  To escape.

But escape is not possible. 
And what we resist, of course, persists.
And the body has its own methods of dealing with this attempt to sidestep the issue.

There is another answer.  
And that answer is to EMBRACE what is making itself felt and heard...to recognize  and acknowledge the DOWNLOAD, and...to go even further...to 

And so...if we feel ourselves reacting to something that is upsetting us...
we give ourselves permission to HAVE that feeling. We don't busy ourselves with the business of self-judgment and the voice of condemnation:  I shouldn't feel this way.  What's wrong with me?

The point is we DO feel this way and so we don't choose to argue with reality.  
We get that there is a source (and, possibly, many sources) for this feeling which is being  downloaded and we ACCEPT the download as a part of our journey. 
We stop beating ourselves up for feeling what we feel. 
We visualize the scrambled energy stored in our vortex which is streaming out as A MOMENT OF RELEASE
And we bless it and love it.

This downloading process is a striking example of  what is...and we choose to Love What Is.

Love is ALWAYS the way.

And in loving WHAT IS is we free ourselves from self-judgment...from the accusation that we are not good enough because we have this feeling.  
We truly get that this unfolding is our Divine Journey  and when we recognize it and allow it to flow through us free from incrimination we are able:
to dance with the issue...
to find the truth in the moment...
to honor our lifepath...
to see what unmet need is calling for our attention.

If we truly LOVE WHAT IS we no longer need to hide and take cover.  
The unfolding is an integral part of our journey and, when we welcome it and experience it and love it, we are free to feel compassion and understanding of our difficulty... and that love discharges the dissonance. 

We have Surrendered. We are In Flow.  


Perhaps this is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.

                                                                               Marie Helena

image from esotericteachings.org.           

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Gone Fishing

It seems that fishermen know a lot of secrets. 
They so enjoy sitting quietly and patiently…letting the sun shine down on them, noticing the occasional ripple in the water.I have this theory that they may be the world’s great philosophers…not so much because they are thinking things over but rather because they are just intuitively enjoying exactly where they are.  

One of the smartest things fishermen do is the very process of how they interact with what is waiting in the water. They throw their lines in…directly, with careful, patient aim…watch them slip into the water and then they wait.

It’s that waiting that is so intriguing. Fisherman will wait forever just to see what will happen. They will not try to force the situation. They know better. They have an innate instinct that things will unfold in their own time

And it’s anyone’s guess what their line will connect with…could be a fish or other sea creature but could also be an old shoe. When a fish comes in, they relish the moment…checking to see exactly what kind it is…how much it measures and weighs…what kind of condition it is in. When an old shoe or part of a tire comes in, they laugh, disentangle their line and calmly and with great equanimity and patience, they try again.

Here’s where I see THE GREAT FISHING METAPHOR. The fisherman engaging with what is in the water is ametaphor for how we choose to communicate/engage with one another. 

The fisherman’s effort is considered and direct…he wishes to engage the fish immediately, if possible.

But, if the fish does not respond directly to the overture, the fisherman is not thrown by this development… he takes note of the situation and continues the process of waiting.

He ENJOYS the process of waiting. 
He wants to see what will develop.

The fisherman’s artistry is his pure enjoyment of the process…watching its unfolding.

How wonderful if we could communicate with each other in this same way. If, after we speak directly and with considered intent, we wait patiently… and ENJOY waiting patiently… while the person we are communicating with decides how he wants to respond to the invitation.

Not much room here for chaos or disruption…just a fisherman casting out his line and waiting to see what will arrive… or a person connecting energetically with another’s process of response.

Gone Fishing. Perhaps a very wise sign we should all decide to live by.

                                    Marie Helena

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Ways to Show Love to Our Cells

Providing an Environment So That Cells Can Do Their Work of Healing

Get in the sunshine
Spend time out in nature 
Get near water
Take a passeggiata (Italian walk for the sheer joy of moving with 
    no particular objective in mind)
Walk fast or play sports for aerobic value
Observe birds, squirrels, deer, and flowers, trees, shrubs, grass, etc.
Do physical activity that is fun for you
Sleep 8 or 9 hours each night
Relax before bedtime
Eat nutritious, non-toxic food
Drink purified water
Eat slowly and mindfully
Honor the body’s signals of hunger and satiety
Honor all of the signals of the body (pain and pleasure)
Deep breathe
Find the things that bring you joy/bliss
Accept life (honor the innate nature of things as they unfold; do not 
   interfere with this rhythm.)
Honor the paths and journeys of others
Feel and express gratitude
Recognize the gifts of your life and the lessons which are there for 
Trust that you have all you need
Speak your truth and listen to others’ truth
Communicate with gentleness and love
Accept responsibility for your actions
Give a heartfelt apology when you feel you have made a mistake
Grieve your losses freely
Focus on the positive
Keep your environment clear and non-toxic
Decide things for yourself; listen to what is in your heart, not the opinions 
    of others 

Monday, September 2, 2019

What's the Name on Your Marquee?


Can you see yourself in a luminous spotlight...an emanation that moves when you move...goes where you go...beautifully illuminating your corner of the world?    
This SPOTLIGHT is a physical expression of your BOUNDARY...the place which you occupy and where no one else belongs.
From this vantage point you can view all the many other spotlights around you, each shining on other persons.  You can be an OBSERVER as each individual lives his life...writes his own story.  And, most importantly, you can clearly see the difference between their spotlights and yours.

And here is the most important part...

When someone standing near you makes a move (no matter what the emotional content...no matter whether it is an affirming gesture or an annoying one), it is clearly a part of their spotlight, NOT YOURS.  It may feel like it is coming at you, but it is NOT YOUR STUFF.

It is an indication of where that person is and that's all it is.  

It may feel like an arrow shot into your heart but that will only be because you have crossed from your boundary over into theirs and have tapped into something you do not own.

Somehow...for some reason...you have decided that you are NOT the determiner of your life and that you NEED CO-PILOTS to tell you how to feel.
You are letting these co-pilots decide whether you will be happy or sad.  You are, in fact, borrowing their baggage and making it yoursNow your happiness is out of your control.  it depends on what someone else thinks or says...does or doesn't do.

And it doesn't need to be this way.   

We are truly the most wonderful pilots all on our own.  

We do not need to have someone give us our happiness.  We do not have to wait for someone to deal us that card. 

And, conversely, we do not have to attach ourselves to their problems.  

When someone is out of sorts and speaks to us in a disturbing manner, we only need realize that it is something they are going through and a part of their story.                

It's NOT our holdings.  

It's NOT a part of our spotlight.  

Somehow we have blurred the boundaries and can no longer see what is ours and what is theirs.
Other persons' spotlights do not belong to us.
When we recognize this, we can clearly see that our happiness or lack of it does not depend on what they say or do.


The decision to be happy or sad is ours and ours alone and once we see how the spotlights are designed and delineated, we realize that WE are the determiners of the content, the dreams and the joys of our own life.

Writer, director, producer and actor...we inhabit all of these roles.  If we let someone else take over, we have misplaced our power and we suffer for it.

What's the name on your marquee?

                                                                                   Marie Helena

image from llmcountryclub.com