Posts Tagged ‘journaling’


September 14, 2012

Willie Nelson sings about life going from one crazy thing to another in his lyrics “last thing I needed first thing this morning was to have you walk out on me.” Welcome to what my world – was.

It started innocently a few months ago with my cat waking me up daily at 4:45 AM to go out. I couldn’t get back to sleep, didn’t stop to take naps, and stayed up until midnight. Too many activities and long days fried my adrenals, and I had to take a couple of weeks off from work. With my energy at its lowest and pain from a jammed hip bone at its highest, I received shocking news about a friend that left me reeling.

Because of my exhaustion I was more susceptible to things affecting me, and the downward spiral began. My computer broke. I ordered a new PC only to learn most of my address book had to be manually replaced – this saga continued for five weeks. My AC stopped working in 100° weather. Meantime, my cell phone went awry, and I missed a group coaching call. My headset, mouse and income went kaput, and even my toilet clogged. To say working was a challenge is an understatement.

I kept positive by going to sleep and waking up focused on gratitude and journaled about what was working. However, during the day, I thought about what wasn’t working.

I felt sad resignation as I listened almost imperceptibly to my deceased mother’s mantra “if it’s not one thing, it’s another.” An old program of what-else-can-go-wrong ran in the background.

After a while I lost interest in bouncing back and thought I’d ride it out to the bottom.


Imagine going to work wearing a great pair of shoes and tie or handbag… dressed in shabby pajamas. Likewise, I thought I was upbeat because I gave verbiage to being positive and practiced gratitude in the morning and night. However, my beat up attitude was running like a computer program in the background.

Sandwiched throughout the day between my positive focus, I visualized and felt what I didn’t want – what next? I used my attention and depleted energy to spin around what was wrong instead of what I chose to happen. So, I created more problems.

God was neither punishing or ignoring me. Life didn’t have it in for me. There wasn’t a metaphoric lesson or karma catching up. I wasn’t cursed, and Satan wasn’t interfering. I wasn’t doing anything wrong that needed a pause to redirect. I was enough and doing enough, and I wasn’t doomed for failure. I wasn’t doing any of the gazillion conclusions people erroneously come to when they wonder why is this happening to me. Why aren’t things working?

No outside force was responsible for my life. I created results from my attitude and attention. The universe energetically matched my thoughts and feelings.

Energy flows where attention goes. What else can go wrong? My prayers were answered. The universe replied with new calamities.

Visualizing isn’t just what happens during a visualization exercise. It includes predominant feelings and thoughts during the day.

You, too, create more of what you focus on and can make new choices. You can do it without owies from beating yourself up or building a case to support the stories you tell about your life.


  1. Ask your inner powerhouse, your soul energy, to empower you.
  2. Visualize with feeling what you choose throughout the day.
  3. Take one step at a time.
  4. Find and implement ways to rest and take care of yourself instead of tolerating fatigue.
  5. Talk with supportive people. Masterminding your goals and dreams empowers you and refocuses your vision.

Remember, the fastest way out of a hole is to stop digging it. No matter what’s going on, it’s not going to last forever. This too shall pass.

Now it’s your turn. What are your predominant thoughts and feelings throughout the day? Any old programs running in the background? How about dumping those pjs?



October 2, 2009

Do you have challenges that leave you clueless about what to do? Wouldn’t you rather live life on your terms?

My challenges started to multiply and became too numerous and complicated to solve. I felt disheartened as I trudged through them step by step.

How could I get large accounts to pay past due fees they ignored? What would it take to heal my hip that went out and created a painful limp? How could I complete a frustrating project that left me wishing Scotty would beam me up and free me of my misery? And the list went on.

It was time for an elixir that brings results – a CEO meeting with the Divine.

I wrote my needs and asked God for help. Miraculously, everything that was wearing me out got resolved, most by the next day.


Checks finally arrived; my hip suddenly healed; people stepped up to help me complete my projects; and much more – and I felt great!

Call this power and love, which exist beyond our human understanding, God, the universe, or whatever is comfortable to you. Just know that the biggest and most savvy CEO of all is available upon request to help you.

  • This CEO supports your success, loves unconditionally, and never sleeps.
  • This CEO knows you are worthy and deserve receiving results in divine right timing… regardless of what you’ve done in the past; how you’ve screwed up;  how confused you are; how inadequate you feel; how much you doubt or are angry with a divine source; or how big (or hopeless) your problem seems.
  • This CEO invites regular communication and collaboration, so forget about the idea that you don’t want to bother God with the small stuff.

You can worry until the 11th hour before letting go and asking for supreme assistance. But why wait until life gets out of control when an all-knowing, caring, hands-on CEO is on-call 24/7?

Asking for divine intervention welcomes miracles into your life.


Problems? God’s seen them all and already knows the way out of any situation. So, why not ask for help? You’ve got nothing to lose by working in conscious partnership with the Divine, and everything to gain.

Ask and it will be given. That’s called a clue. You have to ask.

Even people who resist journaling say they look forward to these CEO meetings. You can take your problems to your Divine CEO and receive phenomenal results, too.


CEO meetings with the Divine work great even if you feel completely stuck.

There is no right or wrong way to have your CEO meeting with the Divine.  Just talk with God.


  • Written meetings help to create greater clarity and overcome fear.
  • Write on your computer, paper you’ll later shred or burn, or in your journal. If your focus is emotional, hand-written communication is far more effective.
  • Good grammar, spelling and handwriting don’t matter.

Any way you choose to communicate works. However, I’ll share ways I’ve had CEO meetings.

  1. Initially, my board meetings began with an overview of my current status: what’s working in my business and life; what I’ve done.
  2. Next, I pinpointed where I chose to have help and asked for it.
  3. Now, I write whatever comes to me: my feelings; questions; what (or who) is bugging me; or pour my heart out.
  4. Sometimes I make checklists of what I’m asking for or just brainstorm ideas.
  5. Brief requests are effective. “Dear God, Help! So be it.” Or simply, “Help.”
  6. These words work: “I surrender this…” “I choose to…” “I’m open to receive…” “I ask for this or something better.”
  7. I give thanks. Gratitude is easy when you see problems miraculously disappear.

This technique works so well that it’s habit forming… and what a good habit to have.

The more you believe this can work and are open to receive, the easier results come.

Say good-bye to worry and challenges. Invite the best CEO to work with you, on your behalf.

Don’t settle for living in silent desperation.

You can live life on your terms, but don’t take my word for it. Got challenges? Choose to create your world in collaboration with divine flow. Have your CEO meeting with the Divine and find out for yourself.