LA Believes in Love,

My role as wife and mom filled me with joy. I imagine as women that stay at home we experience the unique balancing of the stages of our children’s growth process. School, homework, tests, sports, music, dance and the many ways we need to beat the clock daily. Yet we survive it all. Dating today has amazed me raising four children as I never dated but have been with my husband since the 7th grade. Definitely different times. I have one rule and that is who they love I love.

As I witness the expansion of my family with marriage and babies I realize that generationally we are all raised in different surroundings. As such, no one can comprehend another’s childhood and acceptance is needed. Acceptance and love allows us to not be critical or judgmental. This I strive for in my life. I believe the soul aches to be nourished as we enter into all relationships. it matters not who we are in relationship with we are all given the choice of how we react to them. Love needs to be the foundation in all relationships not just for babies or our pets. When we strive for excellence others will also.

When my youngest daughter at seventeen and she left for college my life shifted.  It was a time of  deep reflection for me as motherhood responsibilities were eliminated. Three of my children moved out of the home at this time and the tears began to fall. I questioned why I had not prepared for this moment. With a deep ache in my heart I prayed to know where I was headed. The word “share” became part of my vocabulary.  As a mom for twenty-four years at this point in time, I had shared my love, time, and wisdom with my children. Now what? It is in these times of emotional sadness where we are rewarded with our purpose. An avid book person and a daily woman who took pen to paper,  I discovered God definitely had a plan for me.

Visiting my daughter in Arizona at ASU I began to read the book, You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay. The date was October 10, 2003! The definition of transformation is the act or process of transforming; the state of being transformed..

LA Believes in Loving Life

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I have been away from this site for over a year trying to venture out into the world of writing, reading and sharing information with others. I have travelled a path of offering a Monthly Healing Circle of Love for those so inclined to join me and others, as we shared our stories. It was fulfilling to the point of a very unsettling anticipation. Who was coming? Who was not coming? I learned that fear is a basis for non-responsive communication. As I travel the journey of going outside my comfort zone to improve myself many are not ready to take the leap. I was given insight into the fact that we are all one but on different levels of consciousness. The ride I am on is mine and if you want to come along please jump right on.

I met a few different authors during this time as well, which I am delighted to know. The books Kryon by Lee Carroll was very interesting, informative and mind-boggling. David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D introduced me to his books as well and I discovered Letting Go, The Pathway of Surrender, is a journey of letting go of that which allows an interesting emotional free life when we choose to  surrender. The author I truly fell in love with was Nancy Tappe and her books; Understanding Your Life Through Color, Understanding Your Life Through Awareness and Indigos, the quiet storm written by Kathy Altaras. I was amazed at the information in Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers by David Perlmutter M.D. and tried his recommendation about eating gluten-free products. The Instruction by Ainslie MacLeod was inspirational and offered a distinct meditative practice. The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There’s Life After Death was fun and a blessing if one is afraid of the process of death. I find I am always looking for ways to help another and came across the book Rocky Roads, The Journey of Families through Suicide Grief by Michelle Linn-Gust, Ph.D. which was very profound. Stephen Shaw introduced me to his books; I AM, Heart Song and Star Child which I enjoyed tremendously.

Of course, as a wife, mom, grandmother and counselor I search many avenues to quench my thirst for information which led me to read The Turmoil of Someone Else’s Drinking by Joyce Margaret, First Aid for Enablers by David Curry, The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process by Craig Nakken,  The Silent Marriage: How Passive Aggression Steals Your Happiness by Nora Femenia, Stopping Emotional Abuse by Nora Femenia and Closing the Passive Aggressive Defiance Gap by Neil Warner. Loved reading The Four Purposes of Life by Dan Millan, as I have always been a fan of his. Spirit led me to read the books by Sadhguru on Life and Death in One Breath and A Guru Always Takes You for a Ride where I discovered that there is a simplicity to life I crave. The last book I recently read was Sonia Choquette, Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed and was inspired and amazed by her courage and strength as she walked the Camino de Santiago a 500-mile trek through Spain. I felt her sorrow, pain, fear and exhaustion. These are just a few that have kept me away from this blog, as well as, daily life in general. I did read the trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James finding it quite interesting and enjoyable.

There are so many books that I can’t wait to read and I am starting with the new book by Vani Hari, The Food Babe Way because I believe that the toxins in food are true and we as a society need to educate ourselves on what we eat and feed our family. I was at her book launch and she is my hero! Time is offered to me by the universe and I am grateful to read and re-read some of my books that nourish my soul. I hope one or two of these authors resonate with you and that you get to meet them through their books, as I have.

This past September in 2014 Salvatore Nicolo came into our lives to love, nourish, and enjoy. I am extremely blessed to treasure with unconditional love my amazing children and now their amazing children. I am simply filled with excitement as a grandmother.

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Love Is Key…

In the final steps of change it is the thought of belief that creates miracles. Doors open and strangers appear allowing change to intesify. It is the circle of life that completes wholeness in life by itself. Asking if time is the issue to accomplish total change is not part of a spiritual path. Time is created by man to enforce life and gain. In reality it has been deemed that one has all the time they need to accomplish their purpose in life. In the Great Creator’s eyes it reflects mostly space that we fill with love and our actions that matters most.

The simple word ‘love’ symbolizes all that is. As people we have difficulty with this one word, ‘love’ which leads to many words in a lifetime. Love can be abundantly creative, offer another kindness while allowing beauty to fill one’s eyes. When one is receptive to love and allows its light to shine from within they too can become expansive in thought and actions. It is the strength of one word which will lead all to find their purpose and passion in life. Please do not deny love into your life. Let it enter and rest in your heart. It is comforting and filled with wondrous strength to benefit daily life and all the living. This journey of life is magical, insightful and brilliantly bright when love is at its center. Find someone or something that fills your heart with love while putting a smile on your face because of the pure joy you discover within.

As I personally walk as one with the universe IAM filled with a unity that completes me. IAM for years now gathering an awareness of all that guides me. My passion and path has always been the written word and today IAM able to let the words of life fill my pages. Life for me is the ‘now,’ and in the “now,” IAM strong to trust and be one with the truth of my own beliefs. I surround my day with the beauty of all as IAM required to wrap the arms of my life around my soul. As a unit in the unity of life my truth is shown to me in the knowledge I absorb by those who have come before me. As I ascertain their beliefs and combine yesterdays wisdom with todays, I manifest a path that will guide those who read my words towards their tomorrow.

As IAM witness to the connection of life on this journey that we are only complete and whole when we blend together the wisdom of all into our beliefs I know love is the key. The wheel of life is continuous and there are stops where one can replenish their own existence. It is being part of life and sharing love that brightens the soul. IAM thankful beyond words at the end of each day for all my thoughts and awareness of my purpose that I have been given. IAM grateful each morning for another chance to learn and obtain inner knowledge to fulfill this purpose.

Love is my way and reason today.

Love gives me insight making my soul bright.

Love answered my plea setting me free.

Love has been given to me.

IAM creative, kind, beautiful, loving and abundantly receptive and expansive towards all I now see.

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