Who Am I, Part II

Kimberly, Heidi, Kerm, Earlynn, Shelly, Jenny, Troy


I was baptized at age nine. I remember being taught baptism washes away my sins and after receiving the Spirit of the Holy Ghost I will be able to know right from wrong. If I sin after baptism, I must repent. In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus paid for our sins on condition of repentance. After I was baptized I remember trying so hard to do everything the right way. More than anything I wanted to be an exemplary member of His Church. I wanted God and my parents to be proud of me.

Worthy Church members pay one tenth of their earnings to the Church for tithing. At age twelve I would tend children and clean house for twenty five cents an hour. The family I tended most often had seven children. As soon as I got the children to bed, the house cleaning began…..washing dishes, sweeping floors, folding clothes, dusting, and vacuuming. A dollar earned for every four hours! Tithing on that dollar was ten cents. At the end of the year I had paid twelve dollars tithing. I was so proud of that! My goodness! When I think about it now, I realize the twelve dollars represented four hundred eighty hours of babysitting and cleaning. My wages totaled $120.00…..but the actual experience was priceless!

As a teenager I didn’t miss Church meetings. I had 100% attendance at all my Church meetings four years in a row. There was always something fun to do: dances, camping trips, roadshows, speech contests, hay rides, plays, pizza parties, roller skating, ice skating sleigh rides and many more wholesome activities were provided. I earned every award given to young women in the Church. The activities kept me busy with my friends and my leaders were caring, loving and devoted. I was blessed to have these people in my life. Mom and Dad never forced me to go to Church, but I knew they expected me to go and were proud of me when I went. I went to Church because I loved it.

I was taught to love others, but be careful in choosing my friends. Inactive or non-member friends might be a bad influence and lead me away from the Church. I believed in God as a loving, kind, gentle, forgiving, patient understanding, all powerful, generous, just, merciful, healing, and all things good Heavenly Being. But was sometimes jealous, angry, vengeful, unforgiving, and intolerant and definitely had His favorites. I learned that Satan was always trying to lead us astray and lead us carefully down the path of his evil ways. I prayed I would always be strong and would never displease God. I wanted to be a loving devoted member of His Church.

After graduating from seminary and high school I got a job working in the General Church Officer with Mom. I loved my job and enjoyed the wholesome atmosphere. One day a gentleman approached me at the counter and began a conversation by stating one of the Church’s fundamental documents had been altered and was not as originally written. My boss asked him to leave which he did. But that conversation stirred up me righteous indignation. When I got home I went straight to Dad. “How dare that man spread such lies? Everyone knows nothing has been changed”. I expected Dad to agree with me but was shocked when he said; “How do you know that?” I couldn’t believe my ears and didn’t know what to say. Really, how did I know that? I knew because that is what I had been taught. A simple statement by my loving father let me know it was alright to ask questions to get to know for myself.

Dad worked for the railroad which was near the Church Offices, so he would drop Mom and me off on his way to work and pick us up afterward. Our commute took about 30 minutes. I sat in the back seat and listened to my parents’ conversations. Often they would talk about issues in the Church and occasionally Dad expressed disapproval of actions or policies of the Church. Whenever Dad expressed displeasure Mom always took a defensive position. She made it clear she did not appreciate his criticism. But that never seemed to stop him from expressing his opinion. As I sat in the back seat, I came to understand Dad was not afraid to take issue with the Church if he felt something was not right.

I dreamt of the day I would marry ‘my prince’ in God’s temple for time and all eternity. When that day finally came I gave my heart to Kermit and that has been the best decision of my life. He has always been the love of my life. We’re the same age and were only ten years old when we met. Deep in my heart I instinctively knew there was something very special about him long before he began looking at girls, let alone dating. In the ninth grade he asked a classmate, Judy, to a school dance. Kermit and I hardly ever talked and he certainly didn’t know I thought he was anything special. But I was so jealous I could hardly stand it. We just celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary. I could never have found a better friend and partner. He is my strongest supporter. He loves me and gives me freedom to express myself. For his love and support I say, “Thank you, sweetheart! I deeply appreciate your love and encouragement.” As Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote; “I love thee with the breath, smiles and tears of all my life – and if God choose, I shall love thee better after death.” Kerm, you will always be the love of my life.

Kerm and I have been blessed with five children – Troy, Kimberly, Shelly, Heidi and Jenny. WE accepted the responsibility to teach them the Gospel so they would be strong and make choices worthy of the elite heavenly Kingdom. This sobering duty brought with it a sense of worry and anxiety. The thought that our children could make decisions leading them away from the Church was worrisome. We wanted to ensure they would be with us in the elite heavenly kingdom forever. Whew! That was an enormous commitment!

Dad died soon after Shelly was born. His funeral was two weeks after Shelly’s birth. Troy was three and a half years old and was big brother to Kimberly and Shelly. As Dad’s body lay in his casket, Troy touched his grandfather and asked; “Why is Grandpa cold?” In an attempt to explain so a three year old could understand, I said; “Grandpa’s spirit kept his body warm just like our furnace keeps our house warm. Grandpa’s spirit has gone to live in heaven so it doesn’t need to keep his body warm anymore.” Troy looked puzzled and said; “What if Grandpa went to heaven and forgot to turn off his furnace?” OK, back to the drawing board. Let’s explain that a bit differently.

When Heidi, our fourth child was a toddler, Kerm worked afternoons and could not attend Sunday meetings. I believed it was important that our kids got to Church every Sunday. One Sunday morning everything that could go wrong did go wrong. The more things went wrong, the more determined I was to get my kids to Church. The kids started playing with their breakfast and made quite a mess when I went to draw their bath water. When I returned to begin cleaning up the breakfast fiasco, Troy decided to tease Kimberly and threw her shoe in the backyard bushes.   While looking for her shoe, one of the kids threw all the bathroom towels and rugs in the fresh bath water. Oh, brother! I became even more determined. I was going to get my kids to Church no matter what! Finally everyone was ready. I loaded the kids into the car and reached to close the door when I heard the sound of my sleeve ripping leaving a gaping hole under my arm. Troy seeing I was at my wits end, put his comforting little hand on my shoulder and said as sweetly as any angel could; “Mom, some days are meaner than others.” That’s for sure! Some days are meaner that others! I quickly changed my dress, re-loaded the car and off we went. Heidi was being potty trained, so as soon as Troy, Kimberly and Shelly were in their classes, I took her to the restroom. As I pulled up her panties and hit ‘flush’ she grabbed my keys and threw them down the toilet. Down they went! The key to Kerm’s bowling bag, the house keys, the car keys…all down the drain. All I could do is laugh. From that day on “Some days are meaner than others” is a beloved expression at the Sheehan household.

Another Sunday I got the kids ready for Church without major catastrophe. That is until we were ready to leave. Kimberly who has always had a sense of style (Or a strong opinion of what she considered style) decided her hair looked awful and was embarrassed to be seen by her friends. I had braided her hair and pinned the braids up in a bun like fashion above her hears. I thought she looked adorable. She had a different idea. “I AM THE PARENT!” I thought. “She is only five years old and I cannot let her dictate how she will or how she will not wear her hair.” So, I took her by the hand and loaded her into the car with the other kids. When we arrived at the Church she refused to get out of the car. She was crying and struggling with me. No matter what I said or how I tried to cajole or bribe her, she was so unhappy about her hair she would not budge. Finally I realized I was defeated and we all came home. I sat her in a chair, unbraided her hair and began brushing it. I was furious and I’m sure I was brushing harder than necessary. Then she began singing a song…..”I am a child of God; And He has sent me here; has given me an earthly home, with parents kind and dear.” Oh, boy! That put things into perspective. I felt so sorry I decided from then on that kids do have opinions and as long as no harm is done I need to sensitive to them. My reason for taking the Kids to Church in the first place was to help them learn to be loving and kind. My insensitivity was based on my ego and I was not teaching my children, especially Kimberly, the lessons I wanted them to learn. Out of the mouths of babes we learn some of life’s greatest lessons.

My next blog will continue the story of my Church activity and the reasons I left the Church.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’: “I believe our lives unfold according to a divine plan. God loves us and is over all.”

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Who Am I and What Am I Doing Here?

Who am I and what am I doing here?  These two questions have been asked since the beginning of time.  But no other questions are more important.   Your happiness, my happiness and the happiness, peace and prosperity of our planet literally hinge on our collective understanding of who we are and what are we doing here.

My answers to these two questions have changed through time.  As I child, I would have answered; “I’m Earlynn.  I think I’m here to do what Mom and Dad want me to do.”  Soon my answers changed to: “I am a child of God and I am here to keep His commandments.”  I was taught to bless my food before each meal and say my bedtime prayers each night.  Kneeling in family prayer was common and always preceded our travels asking for Heavenly Father’s protection.  Fasting was combined with prayer when any of our family or close friends were seriously ill, always recognizing, God’s will be done.  My parents were very religious and taught me to love and trust my Heavenly Father knowing he will always hear and answer my prayers.

As a little girl I couldn’t quite figure out why our prayers ended with “Hay Men.”  I had a mental image of two tall farmers holding pitch forks in front of a towering hay stack. I must have been seven before I realized the word was amen.  Prayer has always been an important part of my life.

Dad was a highly respected leader in the Church.  Many times sick friends or members would come to our home asking Dad for a blessing.  Many said he had the gift of healing.  My Dad’s beautiful baritone voice and his ‘take charge – no nonsense’ demeanor seemed to demand respect.  Mom was more fun loving and playful.  Both Mom and Dad set an example of service in the Church.  Dad adored Mom and made sure me and my siblings, Lee, Myrna, Pennie and Pat, treated her with respect.  Although Dad had a stern exterior, he was a marshmallow.  And although Mom was playful, she could be tough as nails.  They were a good team.

I was taught to be proud of my immigrant heritage.  My great grandmother as a young Welsh convert, put her possessions into a handcart and pulled it across the plains to Salt Lake City.  My great grandfather, a Danish convert worked as an indentured servant to repay his uncle for his passage to the United States.  His son, my grandfather, followed his Dad to the U.S. as a young teen.  My grandmother came to Spanish Fork, Utah, from Iceland at the tender age of three.  Her family left all their possessions in Iceland because of their love of the Church knowing their friends and relatives in Iceland would disown them.  Ancestors of both Mom and Dad made incredible sacrifices to migrate to Utah as converts to the Church.

I began attending Church regularly when I was five.  I loved Sunday School.  I got to wear my prettiest dress.  Mom always curled my hair and made sure my shoes were shined.  It was important that I show Heavenly Father and Jesus that I loved them enough to look my very best at Church.  I loved singing Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.  Remember the words?

“Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, to shine for Him each day.  In every way try to please Him, at home, at school, at play.   A Sunbeam!  A Sunbeam!  Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam.  A Sunbeam! A Sunbeam!  I’ll be a Sunbeam for Him.”

That’s it!  I knew who I was and why I was here!  I am a Sunbeam for Jesus and I am here to please Him.  The Church became the center of my life.  I went to Sunday School on Sunday morning and Sacrament Meeting later in the day.  During the week I went to Primary on Wednesdays and as a teen I loved MIA on Wednesday evenings.

My teachers and advisors were dedicated and loving and felt like extended family.  I believed I was a member of the only true Church on earth.  I needed to listen to the leaders and do as they say to ensure my place in Heaven.  I was comfortable and content.  I learned there was a lot more to being a Sunbeam for Jesus than just going to Church.  Being a Sunbeam for Jesus required much more.  There were lots of commandments I needed to obey.

I learned when I die, I will be judged.  If I keep the commandments and do as the prophet says I will live for eternity in the highest heavenly kingdom with my family.  But if I fail to keep the commandments, I will be sent to a lower kingdom apart from my righteous family.  They will have the ability to visit me, but I will never be allowed to enter their kingdom.

I learned our Church leaders talk with God and all faithful members must always follow them.  Our leaders are called by God to lead the Church down and straight and narrow path and God will never allow them to lead the Church astray.  There may be many things I may not understand, these are God’s mysteries.  Eventually I will come to understand these mysteries when I enter Heaven.  Until then, I should follow the prophet and not question his directives if I want to enter the highest kingdom of Heaven.  I was taught God loves everyone, but has a special fondness for members of the Church.

Everyone must first be baptized to become a member of the Church in order to eventually enter the highest kingdom in Heaven.  Those who die without baptism will be taught in Heaven and can be baptized posthumously in God’s Temples.  They will be given the opportunity to accept or reject it.  If they reject it, they can never enter the highest kingdom.  This brief life on earth will determine my place in Heaven for eternity.

My next blog will continue my story.  Please come back next week to continue reading my story.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’;  “Life in a journey.  As we learn new principles, life gets better and better.”

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Life is Good

Hello, to all my friends.  I have not written my blog regularly for quite some time.  But now I’m back and I hope to take you on a journey with me.  I have mission to fill and that mission is to help as many people as I can learn to live spiritually happy, productive lives free from guilt, worry and fear.   Spiritual guilt, worry and fear do not need to be part of your life.   Happy is your natural state and is your right.  Step up and claim your happiness.  So let us begin.

If you experience guilt, worry and fear about things spiritual, I am writing this blog for you.  If you’re sensing something needs to shift and you’re ready to investigate a new way of being, I am writing this blog with my love.  Until we examine our basic beliefs we will not see the change needed to usher in a new age of peace, prosperity and happiness.

Several years ago, I wanted to write a book, but put it off for a long time because I was worried about what to say, how to say it and if my book would help anyone.  I thought it might be arrogant to think I could write a book anyone would want to read.  Then one day it came to me; ”Earlynn, what are you waiting for; a voice from Heaven; lightning bolts?  Look at God’s hand in preparing you.  Look at your life!  At the age of 50 you made changes that literally tipped your world on its head and began an amazing transformation to spiritual freedom.  Later you and your family went through a seven year refiners fire:  you survived cancer, your son-in-law lost his 10 year battle with cancer, your grandson was killed in a horrific accident at the ball park, your granddaughter was left severely disabled with a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a drunk driver, three of your children got divorced, your husbands Mother died, then his Father died, and then your Mom died in your arms.  How could God have prepared you more thoroughly”?

God prepared me and gave me everything I need to reach out to you.  I know every trial comes with a blessing.  In our deepest sorrow God’s love and comfort carried me and my family.  Everything happens on schedule for a reason and a purpose.  I cannot make choices for others but I can love and accept them knowing God will lead them to their destiny.  I may not immediately recognize the blessings inherent in life’s storms.  But as vision improves the beauty and perfection appears.  Just as God sends His rainbow after the rain, He sends a beautiful rainbow (blessing) after each of life’s storms. 

In chapter three, book two of Conversations with God we read:  “Stop trying to figure out what is ‘best’ (how you can win the most, lose the least, get what you want) and start going with what feels like Who You Are.  Your feelings are your truth.  What is best for you is what is true for you.”

My blog and my book, Transformed, will take you on a journey of discovery and transformation.  If you believe the world’s problems will not be solved with the same old beliefs we’ve held for so long.  If you long for a spiritual life free from guilt, worry and fear, I can help.  I’ll remind you of simple things to make life more fulfilling and help you catch a new vision for yourself.  Many experience guilt, worry and fear because they misunderstand who they are and why they are here.  If you’re ready to try something new, it’s my hope and prayer my blog can help give direction, peace and comfort.  You are not alone on life’s journey.  Come with me, you’ll see how strong and brave you are.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’, please come back.  my next blog will answer two important questions, the answers to which can change your life.  With love till we meet again.”

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Where is Peace?

We are living at a very tumultuous time.  If you look to the news media for solace, you will be disappointed.  It seems the goal of most of the news media is to find everything unsettling and corrupt and to focus upon it.  They seem to look for every slip of the tongue to report false conclusions.  They set themselves up as holier than thou.  They are not interested in finding true intent, but are so interested political correctness and sensationalism the truth is obscured.  The media is not interested in finding the truth, but only look for the sensational.  With this craziness constantly bombarding us, we need to find peace in the midst of chaos. Hopefully, these ideas will help to give us a sense of balance, hope, and peace.

  1. No one is perfect.  We all have our frailties.  We all make mistakes.  We all misstep.  We all misjudge others.  Knowing this, we should temper our opinions of one another and our politicians.  The question we must ask ourselves is whether serious mistakes are perpetual.  If so, does it set a pattern of deceit?
  2. We all want to believe one another. We all want to believe people are what they say they are, that they are truthful.   But how can we tell if someone is truthful?  One problem of human beings is we are naïve.  All through history we have been led astray time and time again.  It would be nice if we could look into a crystal ball and know the truth of all things.  But since we don’t have that crystal ball, the best we can do other than kinesiology is look at one’s actions.  In the Bible, Matthew 7:16, we read: “By their fruits ye may know them.”  Their fruits are their trail of work and deeds.  If we look at what they have done in the past, we should be able to clearly see how truthful they are.
  3. We need to accept what “is” before we can repair it.  We may not be happy about what is, but until we accept “it is what it is”, we cannot make it better.  This is so true of our country, and ourselves.  Until we take off our blinders and see clearly, we cannot improve ourselves or our country.  Take time to honestly assess the state of our union as well as our personal self.  Only then can we know what is needed to become as we would like.
  4. Don’t become so absorbed in the media chatter that you neglect all that is good around you.  Everyday take time to acknowledge the goodness around you.  Look for opportunities to help others.  We are most happy when we have given our time and service to another.  When we serve others we temporarily forget our own troubles.  And those troubles become lighter.
  5. Be where you are. By that I mean be in the present moment.  The present moment is the only seat of action available to us. The past is gone and cannot be changed. The future is still to come.  We cannot take any action in the past or future.   We can only act now.  When we allow our mind to be filled with thoughts of past and future, we lose the ability to appreciate what we can do right now.
  6. Above all, we need to remember that God is over all.  And if He is over all, who does that leave out?  No one!  I believe we must do what we can do to make our world a better place and trust God to make up the difference.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’ ; “You can live in this world and yet be not of this world.  The way you look at things makes all the difference.”

Inspirational Thought

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Just for Laughs

laughIf you’re like me, this crazy political season can make you feel a bit tense.   If you read newspaper and magazine  articles, listen to the radio or watch the televised news broadcasts, this political season can make you feel unsettled.  So, when that happens,   take a break and clear your mind.  And one of the best ways to do that is to tap into the universe of humor.  Laughter is good medicine.  So here’s your daily dose.   Many years ago, a friend who works in the insurance industry gave me the following:

“Many have experienced the confusion  of traffic accidents and have had to try to summarize exactly what happened in a few words or less on an accident or insurance form.  The following quotes were taken from these forms and eventually published in the Toronto Sun, July 26, 1977.

  1.  Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don’t have.
  2. The other car collided with mine without giving warning of it’s intentions.
  3. I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way.
  4. A truck backed through my windshield into my wife’s face.
  5. A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.
  6. The guy was all over the road.  I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.
  7. I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my brother-in-law and headed over the embankment.
  8. In my attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.
  9. I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home.  As I reached an intersection a hedge sprang up obscuring my vision.  I did not see the other car.
  10. I had been driving my car for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.
  11. I was on my way to the doctor’s office with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way causing me to have an accident.
  12. As *I approached the intersection, a stop sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before.  I was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident.
  13. To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front, I struck the pedestrian.
  14. My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle.
  15. An invisible car came our of nowhere, struck my vehicle and vanished.
  16. I told the police that I was not injured, but on removing my hat, I found that I had a skull fracture.
  17. I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the roadway when I struck him.
  18. The pedestrian had no idea which direction to go, so I ran over him.
  19. I saw the slow-moving sad-faced old gentleman as he bounced off the hood of my car.
  20. The indirect cause of this accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.
  21. I was thrown from my car as it left the road.  I was later found in a ditch by some stray cows.
  22. The telephone pole was approaching fast.  I was attempting to swerve out of its path when it struck my front end.
  23. I was unable to stop in time and my car crashed into the vehicle.  The driver and passenger then left immediately for a vacation with injuries.”

I hope this blog has brought a laugh or two.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’: “Take time each day to see the humor around you.  Our would at times is seriously insane.  Humor keeps us balances.”


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Cancer Free….Thank God I’m Cancer Free!


Hello, my friends!  This is Earlynn.  Those of you who have followed my blog know that I have not posted a new blog for several months.  I have had cancer.  But as of last Friday, I am officially cancer free!  Hallelujah!  And praise be to God!  I am filled with gratitude for all who have buoyed me up and cheered me on.   My friends and family have been so supportive words cannot tell how much love and concern have been given to me.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to all.  I am blessed.

I know God loves me as he loves each and every one of you.   God is over all and it is only through His grace that I remain.  There is a reason and a purpose for everything.  I came here to experience life as a human being.  In the spiritual realm, as a child of God I knew God as love and I knew and understood all things.  I came to this earth as a human being with all its limitations to experience from a human perspective who I truly am.

Just for a minute, imagine yourself as a brightly burning candle within the sun.  You know you are light and you know you are a part of the magnificent sun, but until you are pulled away from the sun you cannot know your own true light and beauty.  We cannot know big until we experience little.  We cannot know rough until we have felt smooth.  We cannot understand loud until we experience quiet.  We came from perfection and  we are perfection.  We learn of our perfection when we experience our opposite.  All of life’s experiences are designed to help us understand who we  are.  Often we recognize who we are not, long before we realize who we are.  When troubling and difficult things happen, look for the blessing.  It is always there.


  1. God is over all.  Who does that include?  Everyone and everything.
  2. God is love.  Love is patient, Love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast.  It is not proud.  It is not rude.  It is not self-seeking.  It is not easily angered.  It keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with truth.  It always trusts, always hopes, always perservers.  Love never fails.
  3. I am here by choice.  I remain by the grace of God.
  4. Nothing will ever happen to me that does not contain a blessing.
  5. What others think of me is not my concern.  The good that is said of me as well as the criticisms are all someone’s else’s opinion.  It is what God thinks of me that matters.
  6. What I am being will always be more important than what I am doing.   I am a human being.
  7. Everyone is doing the best they can based on what they know and understand.  Evil is a matter of ignorance.  When we know better, we do better.
  8. Everything is perfect.  Life will bring whatever experiences are needed to give us the best opportunity to know who we really are.
  9. Problems are simply challenges we have decided not to solve.  Change what you can change and never complain about that which you either cannot change  or choose not to change.
  10. Live in the present moment.  It is the only moment in which you can do anything.  The past is past and you cannot change it.  The future is open.  The only way you can affect it is to do something in this present moment.
  11. The best gift I can give the world is to be the best me I can be.   In all circumstances be kind, loving, gracious, appreciative and forgiving.
  12. Life always mirrors back to me that which I am.

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I write this blog as my way of putting into the world thoughts that inspire me and help me to be the best person I can be.  Hopefully my thoughts will inspire you  to be the best person you can be.  You are loved and you have unique gifts God wants you to share with us.  When we love and share with others, we add to the beauty of our world.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’:  “Share the gift of you with those within your circle of love.  When you share, you grow as do those who have received your gift.”


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A Master Teacher has passed Our Way

Wayne Dyer

Wayne W Dyer’s soul parted ways with his body on August 30, 2015.  And although his body has been spread on the beautiful Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii, he will always be with us.  Other than my family and parents no other individual has had such a positive impact on my life.

I began reading and listening to Wayne Dyer in the early 1980s and his impact on my life was immediate, profound, and positive.  He has a keen sense of humor and the ability to take complex thoughts and make them both understandable and easy to implement.  His teachings were beyond debate.  They just made sense and their innate truth sank deep into my heart. His early books and lectures were centered on being responsible for my life.  Realizing that my life is and always has been a reflection of my choices.  The circumstances of my life do not reflect victimhood…..they reveal who I am.  I will always attract into my life what I am.  If I am loving, gentle, forgiving and kind, that is exactly what I will attract.  On the other hand if I am angry, bitter, resentful, and unforgiving…..that is exactly what I will attract.

His writings and lectures were peppered with quotes from Jesus, Rumi, John Keats, Rudyard Kipling, Lao-Tzu, Michelangelo, and many more.  His love of poetry was immense and appeared in his lectures and writings at just the right moment to capture his message.

He was not caught up in his own self-image, but laughed at himself and taught me not to take myself too seriously.  And whenever he found someone whom he felt had a great message to offer, he introduced me to them.  He was not about hogging the spotlight.  He introduced me to so many other great teachers whom I have grown to love.

As his writing progressed he became very spiritual.  Teaching concepts of Highest Self, We Are One, Unconditional Love, Gratitude and Generosity, Forgiveness, being in the Present Moment and Meditation. He said his greatest teacher was his father.  A man who left Wayne, his two brothers and his mother when Wayne was just a baby.  He never knew his father, but was filled with rage about how a father could leave his family without any support.  He wondered how he could be so abusive to everyone who knew him.  He was a drunkard, a womanizer and a man who didn’t even attend his own mother’s funeral.

Because Wayne’s mother did not have the means to support her children, they were placed in foster homes and an orphanage until she was able to care for them. This situation brought out the desire in Wayne to help other children in the orphanage to learn to be self-sufficient.  He helped the new orphans adapt to their environment and found the fun and the positive solutions to their problems.

Wayne was very successful academically.  He became a professor and wrote several academic books that were very well received.  But he was a troubled man.  He was driven  to find his father so he could confront him and ask him why or how could you leave your family and be so abusive and uncaring about any of us.  Finally on August 30, 1974, through a chain of synchronistic events he found himself standing on his father’s grave in a poppers grave yard.

Wayne vented his emotions, shouting and asking why or how could a man be so vial and uncaring to treat his sweet mother with such disregard.  How could you leave me and my brothers without even looking back or checking to see if we lived or died? How could you treat everyone who knew you with such contempt?  When he finished venting, he got into his car to leave but felt compelled to return.  As he stood the second time on the grave he began to cry.  He finally knew deep in his soul had forgive his father.  He ended his visit with the words: “From this day forward I send only love.” He left that day and began just over a two week marathon writing his first book, YOUR ERRONEOUS ZONES.  That book became a national best-seller.  And that was just the first of his best-selling book list.  Forgiveness blew the door off Wayne’s potential and freed him to be all that he was meant to be.  Today millions of people around the world are taught and inspired by his many writings translated into hundreds of languages.

His example of forgiveness showed me that nothing can ever happen to me for which I cannot forgive.  Forgiveness opens the door to happiness.  Many people come into my life….all come on purpose.  Each has something to give me.  How I accept it is up to me.  And my life will reflect my choice.

One of my favorite stories Wayne love to tell was the story of the cookie thief:

A woman was waiting at the airport one night,

With several hours before her flight.

She hunted for a book at the airport shop,

Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book, but happened to see,

That the man beside her, as bold as could be,

Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag between,

Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.

She read, munched cookies, and watched the clock,

As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.

She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,

Thinking ‘If I weren’t so nice, I’d blacken his eye!”

With each cookie she took, he took one or two,

When only one was left, she wondered what he’d do.

With a smile on his face and a nervous laugh,

He took the last cookie and broke it in half.

He offered her half, and he ate the other.

She snatched it from him and thought,

“Oh brother, this guy has some nerve and he’s also so rude,

Why he didn’t even show any gratitude.”

She had never known when she had been so galled,

And sighed with relief when her flight was called.

She gathered her belongings and headed for the gate,

Refusing to look at the “thieving ingrate.”

She boarded the plane and sank in her seat.

Then sought her book which was almost complete.

As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise,

There was her bag of cookies in front of her eyes.

“If mine are here” she moaned with despair,

“Then the others were his and he tried to share.”

Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,

That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief!


For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’:  “How many times have we judged another only to find we have totally misunderstood the situation.  In all cases, let us love one another.”


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A Great Country Must be Based on Spiritual Truth

God Bless America

When our great country, The United States of America, was founded, it was founded on great eternal spiritual truths.   Our founding fathers knew our republic would flourish because it is based on the solid foundation of spiritual truth.  They also understood there is a difference between things spiritual and things religious.  In other words it is very possible to be non-religious and very spiritual.  It is also possible to be very religious and not spiritual.   Our nation is based on deep spiritual principles.  Our founding fathers also knew our government must be separated from religious dogma.  There must be a separation of church and state, but there is no separation of spirituality and state.

In the Declaration of Independence it is written:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  That to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

These great “self-evident” truths are not up for debate.  We recognize them by their innate intrinsic value.  These truths register deeply within our heart and soul.  Our founding fathers spoke of being endowed by our Crestor with unalienable rights.  They believed in our Creator and honored Him and called upon His help in the creation of our nation.  The idea of the power of government coming from the governed was truly unique in a world controlled by royalty. 

Many of our founding fathers were not religious, but they were truly spiritual and it was their intent that this nation be guided by spiritual truth.  The United States of America has prospered because of deep spiritual truths.  We will continue to prosper as long as our citizens believe in these spiritual truths, we will remain strong as long as our citizens move forward with the intention to preserve life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness wherever we can do so.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’:  “Our citizens have never acted out of a desire for conquest, but out of dedication to the spiritual truth that all men are created equal and are entitled to the pursuit of happiness and that the power of governments should come from the governed.  Our fathers, grandfathers, aunts. uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends have given their lives to preserve these God given rights  for all.”


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I Forgive You


I was really touched when family members of those callously murdered in North Carolina had the opportunity to confront the murderer just a day after the killing spree. The first family member to speak began with these three words: “I forgive you.”  When I heard these three words, my heart was deeply touched and filled with love and compassion for these beautiful people. “I forgive you!”

Forgiveness…who is the benefactor? Is it the person who has offended? Or is it the forgiver?   To answer that question, let’s look at the consequences of holding hate, anger and revenge. When we hold negative emotions, we are the ones who suffer. We suffer because we have condemned ourselves to experience the effects these negative emotions have in our minds and bodies. When we are filled with negative emotions we lose the ability to experience peace.   If we allow these negative emotions to continue they will affect our health. Our negative emotions affect US, they have no power to affect the offender.  So, forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves.

When I see the divisiveness present today, I am struck by the number of people who carry around many “hurts” they or their ancestors have endured. They wear those “Hurts” like a badge of honor.  Some of these “Hurts” go back to the Old Testament and Father Abraham. For heaven’s sake! It is like these people carry around their “Hurts” in an old manure filled gunny sack thrown over their shoulder. When anyone seems to forget or disrespect their “Hurts”, they whip the “Hurt” back to life and sprinkle manure as they go.

We are all in this life together. We are one humanity. It is time we stopped dividing ourselves into special groups with special “Hurts” that need attention. Life is not about US versus THEM. We are all one humanity. Drop the need to identify with your “Hurts”. Recognize the humanity within everyone and say once and for all, I FORGIVE YOU.  Then we can move forward to build the kind of society we all want.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’: “It’s time for statesmen to step forward. We do not need more politicians. We need leaders to lead us – not divide us”.


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Truth Is….

The Sun sings OM

The dictionary defines truth as: “The true facts about something rather than the things that have been invented or guessed.” It’s interesting to note that “truth” based on what we call the “facts” has changed many times through history.   To quote Niels Bohr, Danish Physicist and colleague of Einstein: “It is the hallmark of any deep truth that its negation is also a deep truth.”   I’ve written about this in previous blogs on January 8th and 9th, 2014, so I won’t elaborate now.

One of the problems with our human mind is its naivety.  We are easily convinced.  That is why we seem to make the same mistakes over and over again.  Finally through kinesiology we are able to determine truth from falsehood.  Truth is defined as being life enhancing while falsehood is defined as life consuming.

Dr. David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. tells us that truth has no opposite.  There is either truth or lack of truth.   Just as there is either light or lack of light. We call lack of light darkness and we call lack of truth falsehood.  Truth is power, Falsehood is Force. Dr. Hawkins. wrote many books dealing with the power of truth and I have the greatest respect for him and his teachings.  His books contain many truths to guide us through life.  In his book, Truth Vs Falsehood he gives us 39 characteristics of spiritual truth, integrous teachers, and teachings:

  1. “Universality:  Truth is true at all times and places, independent of culture, personalities or circumstances.
  2. Nonexclusionary:  Truth is all-inclusive, nonsecretive and nonsectarian.
  3. Availability:  It is open to all, non-exclusive.  There are no secrets to be revealed, hidden, or sold, and no magical formulas or “mysteries.”
  4. Integrity of purpose:  There is nothing to gain or lose.
  5. Nonsectarian:  Truth is not the exposition of limitation.
  6. Independent of opinion:  Truth is nonlinear and not subject to the limitations of intellect or form.
  7. Devoid of Positionality:  Truth is not “anti” anything.  Falsehood and ignorance are not its enemies but merely represent its absence.
  8. No requirement or demands: There are no required memberships, dues, regulations, oaths, rules or conditions.
  9. Noncontrolling:  Spiritual purity has no interest in personal lives of aspirants, or in clothing, dress, style, sex lives, economics, family patterns, lifestyles, or dietary habits.
  10. Free of force or intimidation: There is no brain washing, adulation of leaders, training rituals, indoctrinations, or intrusions into private life.
  11. Nonbinding: There are no regulations, laws, edicts, contracts, or pledges.
  12. Freedom: Participants are free to come and go without persuasion, coercion, intimidation, or consequences.  There is no hierarchy, instead there is voluntary fulfillment of practical necessities and duties.
  13. Commonality:  Recognition is a consequence of what one has become rather than a result of ascribed titles, adjectives, or trappings.
  14. Inspirational: Truth eschews and avoids glamorization, seduction, and theatrics.
  15. Nonmaterialistic:  Truth is devoid of neediness of worldly wealth, prestige, pomp or edifices.
  16. Self-fulfilling:  Truth is already total and complete and has no need to proselytize or gain adherents, followers, or “sign up members.”
  17. Detached: There is no involvement in world affairs.
  18. Benign: Truth is identifiable along a progressive gradient.  It has no “opposite” and therefore no “enemies” to castigate or oppose.
  19. Nonintentionl:  Truth does not intervene or have an agenda to propose, inflict, or promulgate.
  20. Nondualistic:  All transpires by virtue by virtue of intrinsic (karmic) propensity within the field by which potentiality manifests as actuality rather than by “cause” and “effect”.
  21. Tranquility and Peace: There are no issues or partialities.  There is no desire to change others or impose on society.  The effect of higher energies is innate and not dependent on propagation or effort.  God does not need help any more than gravity needs the “help” of an apple’s falling off the tree.
  22. Equality: This is expressed in reverence for all of life in all its expressions and merely avoids that which is deleterious rather than opposing it.
  23. Nontemporality: Life is realized to be eternal and physicality to be a temporality.  Life is not subject to death.
  24. Beyond Proof: That which is provable is linear, limited, and a product of intellectualization and mentation.  Reality needs no argument. Reality is not an acquisition but instead is a purely spontaneous, subjective realization when the positionalities of the dualistic ego are surrendered.
  25. Mystical:  The organization of truth is spontaneous effulgence, radiance, and the illumination, which is the Revelation that replaces the illusion of a separate individual self, the ego, and its mentation.
  26. Ineffable:  Not capable of definition.  Radical subjectivity is experiential.  It is a condition that replaces the former.  With this event, context replaces content, devoid of temporality and beyond time.  Reality does not exist in time, or of it, or beyond it, or outside of it, and it has no adjectives, or verbs, transitive or intransitive.
  27. Simplistic:  One sees the intrinsic beauty and perfection of all that exists beyond appearance and form.
  28. Affirmative: Truth is beyond opinion and provability.  Confirmation is purely by its subjective awareness; however, it is identifiable by consciousness calibration techniques.
  29. Nonoperative: Truth does not “do” anything or “cause” anything.  It is everything.
  30. Invitational: As contrasted with promotional or persuasive.
  31. Nonpredictive:  Because Reality is nonlinear, it cannot be localized or encoded with restriction of form, such as secret messages, codes, numbers, and inscriptions, or hidden in runes, stones, the dimensions of the pyramid, the DNA, or the nostril hairs of the camel.  Truth has no secrets.  The Reality of God is omnipresent and beyond codification or exclusivity.  Codes are indicative of man’s imagination and not the capriciousness of Divinity.
  32. Nonsentimental:  Emotionality is based on perception.  Compassion results from the discernment of truth.
  33. Nonauthoritarian:  There are no rules or dictates to be followed.
  34. Nonegoistic:  Teachers are respected and reject personal adulation or specialness.
  35. Educational: Provides information in a variety of formats and ensures availability.
  36. Self-supporting:  Neither mercenary nor materialistic.
  37. Freestanding: Complete without dependence on external or historical authorities.
  38. Natural:  Devoid of induced, altered status of consciousness or manipulations of energies by artificial means, (i.e. nonreliance on form).
  39. Open Honesty:  Teachers dismissed for moral turpitude.”
  40. Double-alaskan-rainbow

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’:  “These 39 guidelines are extremely helpful for keeping us on the path to higher awareness.  There are many pitfalls and many claiming to have learned the “secrets” which they are willing to share with us for only $$$$$$.$$.  If we can only relax and truly know God is over all, our lives will become free of stress, guilt, worry and fear.  The truth is always simple.  God is love.”


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