I was having a week. You know the kind, the ones that feel like something beyond you is at work, creating the perfect circumstances and events to drive you insane? Confronted by my own judgments and bad attitude I finally just drew the curtains and began to make my reach-out calls. A reach-out call is when you have the good sense to call a friend that has more clarity than you do at any given moment. The purpose is to help you get through whatever situation or thought that’s causing you grief. Thank you Universe for reach-out calls.
I got my friend Muriel on the phone. Muriel is French, has a gift for cutting to the chase and is also “A Course in Miracles” teacher – I consider this a winning combo. I explained to her that I was feeling consumed with resentment toward a few people who are getting all this success in the world that I believed they don’t necessarily deserve.
Muriel listened quietly as I spewed my story on the other end of the line and when I ran out of air she gently said, “Yes, I understand.” She took a breath and then asked me, “Jesse, my angel… what do you really want?” I instantly heard a voice in my mind say,
“I want to know myself as LOVE”.
I got clear that I was interested in LOVE and then I began to see love all around me.
Next time you catch yourself brewing in resentment, I invite you to take a moment to step back and ask yourself, “What’s the opportunity here? What am I believing that might not be true and how can I experience peace?” GOOD NEWS: you don’t need to know the answer. If you’re willing the truth always makes itself known. Spirit is always good at supporting you in standing strongly in your “Yes”.
How to give without limits is a live- talk recorded at Project: Service L.A. w/ special guest Rev. Muriel Guilbaud. Together, with the entire community we discuss “A Course in Miracles” lesson 105 – “God’s peace and joy are mine.”
In this talk we explore how we can give without limits. Most believe that when you give something – you in turn lose something. Is it possible to gain every time you give? When you’re aligned with TRUTH, anything is possible.
Learn more about Project: Service L.A. at www.projectservicela.org
- 3 cups of fresh sweet peas
- 24 oz of vegetable stock
- 1/2 cup spring water
- 1/2 c. carrots, chopped small
- 1/2 c. celery, chopped small
- 1/4 c. shallots, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, diced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp. yellow curry powder, more if desired
- salt + pepper, to taste
- Place a medium-large pot on the stove top over medium heat
- Add the olive oil to pan and heat
- Add carrots, celery, shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes, cook until the shallots and garlic become fragrant then stir in the sweet peas
- Cook peas with veggies for 3-5 minutes
- Add 1/2 the veggie stock to pot
- Raise the heat to medium-high
- Add 1/2 the curry powder
- Simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the stock to reduce a bit
- Add the remaining stock, 1/2 cup water and remaining curry powder
- Cook for an addition 10 minutes, bringing soup to a simmer
- Remove soup from the stove and transfer to a food processor or blender (if you have an emulsion blender, simply mix in pot)
- Blend soup on a medium setting for about 1 minute
- Transfer back to pot, and cook at a medium heat for an additional 5 minutes
- Season with salt + pepper to taste.
- Add more curry powder if you’d like, until the desired flavor is achieved
- Serve with a side of corn bread or cornbread muffins
QUICK TIP: Mix a little honey and sea salt to soft butter or butter substitute and use it as a spread for your corn muffins.
It’s time for the despiritualization of your stuff. For so long I thought it was the crystals, beads, cleanses and yoga classes that were supporting me in having spiritual experiences. The truth is that I was giving those things permission to do for me what I didn’t know I can do for myself naturally.
LOVE simply is. Divine Intelligence simply is. WE ARE A PART OF THAT – so no ceremony, incense or statue is going to make it happen for you. The power is pre-installed. In this conversation recorded LIVE at Project: Service L.A. we discuss how we can stand in our own power without the aid of anything outside of ourselves.
As the 90′s German group Snap! put it, “I got the power!”
So, what’s your lesson plan? In this conversation at Project: Service L.A. we discuss how our decisions and actions are the methods in which we teach others and how we can save ourselves a lot of time if we stop trying to change the minds of others and just LOVE them.
I’ve heard the phrase. “It’s like trying to rearrange the deck furniture on the Titanic” a lot lately. To me this means that when we try to change other people in order to make ourselves happy – it’s like being on a sinking ship. What we can do is bring about inner change, change our MIND about our lives and accept that it’s our job to make ourselves happy, nobody else’s.
So, are you ready to BE the love in your personal and social circles and teach others how effective it can be to lead with you heart? Are you ready for the freedom of inner change? Or would you rather make attempt after attempt to change everyone in your life so they can better suit your personal preferences? One choice will save you a lot of time and heart ache and the other will create the appearance of more stress, frustration and resentment. Decisions decisions…
Katy Perry ROARS in her latest song. It’s so great to have a popular female artist singing about being self empowered. In a music genre filled with lyrics about co-dependency, pining for another or looking to prove one’s worthiness to someone of the opposite sex – Katy Perry takes another approach with her latest song. Much like her HUGE hit “Firework” from her last album she taps into the heart and proves that a good beat, simple (yet meaningful) lyrics and a whole lotta fun can be the perfect formula for success. Take a look a her latest video and give Katy a shout out for being such a great role model for the kiddos and spreading that all important message of self empowerment. Love you Katy!