Friday, February 29, 2008


My First Powerful Intention

09:24 AM, 08 Mar 2007

This morning I was watching a PBS special that had Dr Wayne Dyer on it and when I heard this beautiful story about The Monarch Butterfly. I started laughing so hard, I paused the TV, and turned to my journal and wrote. Ellen DeGeneres should have him on her show. Then I took the TV off pause and re-watched that part of the show and, I, again started laughing and my hand hit the remote control and the TV guide menu came on and Ellen DeGeneres’ show was highlighted. I went downstairs to the computer, went on her web page, and sent my suggestion that she put Dr. Dyer on her show and tell the butterfly story.
I also told her that it was because the humor and the message of that story would be like something she would laugh at. I also told her I watch her everyday and she contributes such Joy to the world.

09:24 AM, 08 Mar 2007


I am so excited today! My very first intention has come to fruition. This morning Wayne Dyer was on The Ellen DeGeneres show! Although, he did not tell the particular butterfly story I had heard, he did tell one story about a butterfly.

He was talking about the ego and how "ego is an idea we carry around with us," it is the false self. When we are in the womb for 9 months we do not have to do any work, we just ALLOW, but when we are born our parents say, "Ok, God we can take over from here,” and that is when we start we start to edge God out. We are born without ego. We train our children "you are what you have," we spend a lot of time and energy believing we are what we accumulate” and so the more stuff that we get, the more valuable we are, and we begin to associate our value as a person, on what we accumulate, and what we have. Then we put more training in and we say, you are not only what you have, but "you are what you do," so we go to school learning how to do more of these things. The problem with that is when you believe that what you do, and you “do not,” then you believe you have no value anymore. We then begin to train our children with "You are what other people think of you" but that changes every time we speak.

Therefore, the three keys are:

You are what you have

You are what you do

You are your reputation

Wayne Dyer went on to say, how we want to try to remove the three things above as part of ourselves. The ego is the identifying mark of who we are and who we are being, we have edged God out, and what we want to do is try to remove that part of ourselves. When we do that the ego says, "You are separate from everyone else.” And so, “You are separate from God,” which is the most egregious thing the ego teaches us” “We are separate from our creator, but we came from our creator, so we must be like what we came from. We all have a divine soul within us, that we came from, that we'll return to.”

We must ask ourselves, "How does our “source” think?" Our source is always giving, offering, always providing, and never asking for anything from us. If we can learn to be like that, then we are letting go of ego, we are allowing. That is what we have to learn and practice. The more we are in the space of giving, offering, and letting go of our own desires to be better than someone else, our desires to win, and where we get our place to practice, he refers to as “radical humility.” He quoted a Persian poet that said, "Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, you owe me. Just think what a love like that can do. It lights up the world." That is what we have to practice and think. The more we are in this space of giving, offering, and letting go of our own desires to be better than someone else, and our desires to win; we choose to go to a place he calls radical humility, where we will take our ego out of the picture. When we stop trying to make ourselves better than anyone else, and we get into a practice of just giving, offering and serving, the irony is, the more we do of that, the more of that comes back to us.

The biggest problem with the ego is that it has a “mantra,” and the mantra of the ego says “MORE,” I MUST HAVE MORE, we are never satisfied, we never arrive, and we just strive. We are constantly striving to get some place else. We want to get to, “living in a space of contentment,” as Lao Tzu teaches us, in the Tao Te Ching.

He went on to tell the story of how the limo driver picked him up this morning and it was a 40-minute ride to the studio. They stopped at a light, and he was thinking to himself, “How can I be in a space of gratitude, even in these 40 minutes?” They stopped at a stoplight, there was this little white butterfly, flitting back and forth, then it came right up to the window, and he thought, “That’s what life really is, living in a space of appreciation.” He went on to explain that Rumi said, “Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment,” get in a state of awe, get in a state of total bewilderment about everything, and let that “ego” go. You don ‘t have to beat anybody else, you don’t have to be superior to anyone else, you just have to be a person, who thinks like God thinks, which is giving, offering, serving, and loving. That is what it is about.

Dr. Dyer went on to explain how people can get over the ego’s holds. He suggests that we let go of our need for reputation. Some great lines that we can remember in our life and say to ourselves, when someone else is criticizing us are, “What you think of me is none of my business” It is not our business what everyone is consumed with thinking. We also have this need to be right. He said, “When you have a choice to be right or be kind, ALWAYS PICK KIND.” CHOOSE THAT OPTION.” Winning and being right is stuff the ego has convinced us to believe. When we find ourselves in a situation where we have to be right, stop and remember to choose “kind” instead of “right.” As human beings, we believe we are having a spiritual experience, in actuality; we are spiritual beings having a human experience. We must remind ourselves that our essence is in this world of spirit. Jesus said, “It is the spirit that gives us light, the flesh counts for nothing.” He finished with “And that’s the ego.”

This was amazing to me yesterday, as I was walking by the TV, which was on, and I heard her promo for today’s show saying that he was going to be on. It was certainly, at that moment, that I was so very grateful for TIVO. (lol) I am grateful for everything in my life, I consider myself a child of gratitude. I am so grateful to Ellen for having him on, and the moment that I was in, when that announcement came on. It has made my day!

What he talked about today is very much like what Oprah’s Book Club Classroom will be discussing on Monday night. I love this new language and the idea that finally, people are opening their minds to express their spiritual side, without labels like freak, religious fanatic and so on. If we can begin now, today, by making a concerted effort to deliver the message that “our children that need to know now, that there is another way to think about everything that will change their behavior and their thought process to be more successful adults. I am elated to be in the world today. I can see the process of change taking place and it is through the great doers and motivators like, Ellen, Oprah, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, John Assaraff, Michael Beckwith, Rhonda Byrne, Joe Vitale, Mike Dooley, Dennis Waitley, Mike Brescia, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Bill Harris, Louise Hay, Martha Beck, Cheryl Richardson and so many more.

Make a choice to watch it, read it or live it THE SECRET …but at least try it, and remember this:

Thoughts do become things.

There are no coincidences.
Miracles are all around us.
Ask, Believe and you will receive.
It all begins with baby steps.

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