Who Are You? And Why Are You Here? (Part 2)



Those who know me well know the questions WHO AM I AND WHAT AM I DOING HERE and their answers hit the core of my being.  I believe there are no more important questions to be asked.  I have not always known or understood the answers to these questions.  For sure, my answers have changed from those I would have given as a young woman.  I have gone through an evolution and transformation in my search for the answers.

As a youngster, I believed I was here to please my parents.  They were very religious and I was taught that nothing was more important than pleasing God and obeying His commandments.  My parents were loving and I grew up knowing I was loved.

I was taught:” I am a child of God and He has sent me here.  Has given me an earthly home with parents kind and dear.”  My constant prayer was that God would: “Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, help me find the way.  Teach me all that I must do to live with Him someday.”  I believed my place in after-life depended on my faithful compliance with all of God’s commandments.  If I did not faithfully comply with God’s commandments, I could be separated from my family for all eternity.

My parents taught me God’s essence is loving, kind, forgiving, tolerant, and generous.  But He can also be intolerant, judgmental, unforgiving and vengeful to those who do not follow His teachings.  These teachings  brought with them  fear of not living up to God’s expectations,  guilt every time I thought I fell short of what was expected of me and worry that I or one of my loved ones might fall short of God’s expectations.   At this time in my life, I believed I was a child of God and I was here to serve Him by keeping His commandments.

It is my firm belief that when the student is ready, the teacher appears.  I was lead to several teachers who helped me transform and evolve me beliefs.  Two books that dramatically changed my beliefs are The Course in Miracles and Conversations with God.  As I read these books, I literally felt these messages transforming me.  I would read and cry as I felt my heart being massaged with a healing balm.  The list of teachers who have helped me is long and many times I have written about them and their teachings in this blog.  One of these great teachers is David Hawkins, M.D. Ph.D.  In his book, The Eye of the Eye he wrote this about true teachers:

“Earmarks of true teachers are humility, simplicity, lovingness, compassion, and peacefulness.  There is no financial charge for conveying truth as there is no interest in money, personal power or gain.  It is irrelevant to a true teacher whether others become followers or join a spiritual group or organization.  All are totally free to leave a spiritual group.  There is the avoidance of the development of a personality cult.  There is no desire by a true teacher to control others and, therefore, a true teacher has no interest in coercion or persuasion.  Neither does a teacher attempt to appropriate knowledge nor force it on others inasmuch as it was freely received.  Therefore, the true teacher is gracious in manner and spirit.  The student of a true teacher is the totality of all mankind.

Knowledge based on faith and true experience is calm, it invites rather than tries to convince.  It attracts by virtue of its intrinsic merit and the innate power of the truth itself.  Truth does not rely on force by persuasion or argument; it explains but does not try to convince.”

I now know that God is love and I am a spark of that divine love.  I am here to experience myself as that divine spark.  God is over all and whatever or wherever I am, my purpose is to experience life as that divine spark.  There are no mistakes.  It is only through this experience we call life that we all may come to know ourselves as who we really are.

There are many great teachers.  When you are ready, your teachers will appear.  David Hawkins explains in his book, Truth Vs Falsehood the characteristics of Spiritual Truth, Integrous Teachers, and Teachings.  I will cover these 39 characteristics in my next blog.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’ “You can live a spiritual life free of worry, guilt and fear.  When you are ready your teachers will appear.”


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Who Are You? And why are you here?

Who are you and what are you doing here?  The answers to these two questions have more to do with the happiness, joy and love you experience in this life than any other questions that could possibly be asked.

I once heard of a university professor who informed his class that their grade for his class would be determined by their answer to his test question:  “Who are you?”  The students were given one week to think about their answer.   On the day of the test the students came prepared to answer the question; however, the professor handed each student a list of things they could not use to answer the question.  “I’ll be back in one hour to collect your tests,” said the professor as he left the class room.

  • You cannot use your name
  • You cannot use your sex
  • You cannot use your family or friends
  • You cannot use your talents
  • You cannot use your height or weight
  • You cannot use your race
  • You cannot use the color of your hair or eyes
  • You cannot use your occupation
  • You cannot use your religion
  • You cannot use your affiliation with any club or fraternity
  • You cannot your accomplishments
  • You cannot use your pets
  • You cannot use your possessions

The students who were prepared to write all about who they were based on items listed as prohibited, were left dumbfounded about how to respond to the question.  Now, let me ask you…..”Who are you?”  As you answer that question, do not use anything on the prohibited list.  This forces you to think deeply about who you are.  My next blog will answer the question based on my own life experience, but until then, your assignment is to decide who you think you are and what you think you are doing here.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’ “Once you know who you are and what you’re doing here, your life takes on a whole new meaning and peace abides with you.”


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Four Commitments worth Living


Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements written by Don Miguel Ruiz gives a beautiful framework for living a happy, guilt free productive life.  He shows us how to avoid many of life’s pitfalls and how by living these four agreements our lives become guilt free, happy and productive:

The first agreement:  Be impeccable with your word.  This first agreement is by far the most difficult.  Our word is our creative power.  It encompasses our ability to think, express and communicate.  Our word is like a two edged sword.  It can create our most treasured dream, or it can destroy everything around us.  Our word can set us free or enslave us.

Now let’s examine the meaning of the word impeccable.  Impeccable comes from the Latin word pecatus which means “sin”.  The ‘im’ in impeccable means ‘without,” so impeccable means “without sin.”  According to Don Miguel Ruiz, “A sin is anything that you do which goes against yourself.  Everything you feel or believe or say that goes against yourself is a sin.  You go against yourself when you judge or blame yourself for anything.  Being without sin is exactly the opposite.  Being impeccable is not going against yourself.  When you are impeccable, you take responsibility for your actions, but you do not judge of blame yourself.  From this point of view the whole concept of sin changes from something moral to something commonsense.  Sin begins with rejection of yourself.  Self-rejection is the biggest sin you commit.  Self-rejection leads to death.  Impeccability, on the other hand leads to life.”

Believe in yourself and do not let other’s negativity stop this belief.  And make sure your word for others is filled with love and encouragement.  Remember, you can live in a heaven in the middle of thousands of people living in hell because you are immune to that hell.  You can have a heaven on earth when you become impeccable with your word.

The Second Agreement:  Don’t take anything personally.  Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally.  When someone says unkind things about you, it’s not about you….it’s about them.  You can only take it personally if you agree with them.  Nothing other people do is because of you.  It is always because of themselves.  Taking things personally makes you easy prey for predators. But if you do not take it personally you are immune to the poison of self-doubt.

We must not take praise personally.  Everyone speaks from their own point of view.  If others are having a great day, they will praise you, but on a bad day, they will put you down.  Be true to yourself.  Your strength comes from within.  Do what your heart tells you to do and do it the best you can knowing you have given your best.  Only you can be you.  You are unique and you see the world from your own point of view.  Know that you are wonderful and it is not necessary to believe others when they tell you how wonderful you are.  Don’t take anything personally.   By taking things personally you set yourself up to suffer and become dependent on the praise of others.  Peace comes from within.  Choose to follow your heart always.

The Third Agreement:  Don’t make assumptions.  As humans we have a tendency to make assumptions about everything.   The problem with making assumption is we believe they are true.  Often we make assumptions about what other are doing or thinking and we take those assumptions personally.  Then we react by blaming and creating a lot of totally unnecessary drama.  Don Miguel Ruiz says; “All the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in making assumptions and taking things personally.  Take a moment to consider the truth of this statement.  The whole war of control between humans is about making assumptions and taking things personally.  Our whole dream of hell is based on that.”

It is always better to ask questions than to make assumptions because assumptions set us up for suffering.  One of the biggest problems in relationships is believing we know what our partners are thinking.  We think they understand what we are thinking.  We assume they are going to do what we want because they know us so well.  If they don’t do what we assume they should do, we feel hurt and say, “They should have known.”    The problem is we need to ask questions and we need to convey what we want and or need from our partners.

Never assume anyone knows what you think.  Be open.  Ask questions and let others know what is important to you.  A lot of grief and hurt can be avoided if we just take the time to talk to one another.  Many divorces would be averted if we stopped making assumptions and just sat down and discussed our core beliefs and life goals.

We never need to justify love; it is there or not there.  Real love is accepting other people the way they are without trying to change them.  If we feel we must change them we don’t really like them.  Find someone who you don’t have to change.  If that person loves you, then they do not need to change you either.

The Fourth Agreement:  Always do your best.  Under all circumstances, always do your best.  But keep in mind that your best in never going to be the same from one moment to the other.  Everything is alive and changing, so one day your best will be of much higher quality than another day.  Take care of your health and give yourself what you need to remain healthy and invigorated.  When you are well rested your efforts will be much better than when you are feeling run down and tired.

Just do your best in any circumstance in your life.  Do your best because it is who you are and by so doing you will live your life intensely.  You will be productive.  You will be good to yourself because you will be giving yourself to your family and your community and to everything you do.  When you do your best you take action because you love it, not because you’re expecting a reward.  Do what you love to do and happiness will be your reward.  When you can say, “I did my best” you have no regrets.  Do your best because you want to do it not because you have to do it.  Never do your best to impress other people.  Do your best it is who you are.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’ “I have only briefly described this great book.   If you live these four agreements, it will change your life for the better.”


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Warning: Injury Ahead

Recently as I was ‘fluffing’ my XL LOVE SAC, I noticed a tag sewn in a seam of the outer cover.  As I read the tag, I laughed out loud at the ridiculous Warning Tag.  The tag was obviously a humorous swipe at our “Nanny” society.  It reads:

“Warning…Improper use of this product may cause Injury or death.  Do not jump on the Sac, projecting oneself through open space is inherently dangerous and may cause injury or death.  Do not allow your children to play unattended on the Sac….better yet, do not allow your children to play unattended at all.  Do not eat the Sac foam – more importantly never inhale as it may damage your political career.  Do not allow people to play underneath the Sac, or any other thing else for that matter as that may cause injury or death.  Keep away from heaters, burning cigarettes or other flames.  Failure to keep your Sac fluffed may cause injury or death in your Sac.  Failure to regularly wash your Sac is just gross and may somehow lead to injury or death.  Failure to share the love will only cause you to loose friends – possibly resulting in injury or death.”

When did we become a “Nanny” society so eager to file law suits to make someone other than ourselves responsible for our safety?  I believe there should be an expectation of common sense among adults, but these warning labels infer a total lack of mental acuity of the user.  Since when does an adult need to be warned that a small child could be drowned in a bucket of water if left unattended, or that a child could choke on a marble?

If you would like to see how far we have gone with what I call “Nanny” warning labels, just walk around your home and read the warning labels on almost everything you buy.  Manufacturers are attempting to protect themselves against law suits.  So their warning labels try to cover all possibilities of injury no matter how lacking in common sense they are.

We need to return to a society that expects adults to act responsibly.  We need to accept responsibility for our own safety and that of our children.  I am not saying there is never a reason to file a law suit when our safety and that of our children has been violated.  I do understand there are times when filing a law suit is totally appropriate.  What I am saying is that law suits aught not be filed in situations where common sense would have avoided the death or injury.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’:  ” When we accept responsibility for our safety, we use common sense in making decisions.   We do not look to make another responsible for our judgement or lack of it.”


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Great Play Brings Lifelong Benefits

IMG_1416In 1939 a study of adult development began.  This study known as The Grant Study is the longest study of normal male adult development ever undertaken.  It focused on the lives of a group of 268 physically and mentally healthy young Harvard college sophomores from the classes of 1939 through 1944.  It ran in tandem with a study called “The Gluek Study” of 456 disadvantaged non delinquent inner-city youths who grew up in Boston neighborhoods.

Included in the study were four members who ran for the U.S. Senate, one who served in a presidential Cabinet and one U.S. President, John F Kennedy.  The study has run over 75 years and is still ongoing.  These men now in their late seventies to nineties were sent quetionnaires at least every two years garnering information about their mental and physical health, career enjoyment, retirement experience and marital quality.  The goal of the study was to identify predictors of healthy aging.

Psychiatrist, George Vaillant who directed the study for more than three decades shared many of the insights yielded from study in his book Triumphs of Experience:

  • Regardless of how we begin life, we all can become happier.
  • It is the capacity for intimate relationships that predicts flourishing in all aspects of life.
  • There are two pillars of happiness; “One is love, the other is finding a way of coping with life that doesn’t push love away.”
  • The quality of vacations in younger years – the ability to play – is a greater indicator of late-life happiness than income.
  • A man’s situation at 50 years has more to do with ones health and happiness at 70 than what happens earlier.
  • Alcoholism was the main cause of divorce between the men and their wives.
  • Alcoholism strongly correlates with neurosis and depression, which tended to follow alcohol abuse, rather then precede it.
  • Alcoholism combined with smoking, was the single greatest contributor to early morbidity and death.
  • There was no significant difference in the maximum income of men with 150+ IQs and those with IQs of 110 – 115.
  • Men who scored highest for “warm relationships” earned an average of $141,000 a year more at their peak salaries (usually ages 55 – 60).
  • Men who had “warm” relationships with their mothers earned significantly higher incomes than men with uncaring mothers.
  • Dementia was much more likely in men with poor childhood relationships with their mothers.
  • The men’s early relationships with their mothers were associated with effectiveness at work.  This was not true of their relationships with their father.
  • By age 75, the warmth of childhood relationships with mothers had no significant bearing on the men’s rating of “life satisfaction”.
  • The warmth of childhood relationship with fathers correlated lower rates of adult anxiety.
  • Childhood warmth of father relationships correlated with enjoyment of vacations.
  • At age 75 the warmth of childhood relationships with fathers increased the “life satisfaction” rating of participants.

In summarizing the study, Mr. Vaillant states; “Love is really all that matters.  Happiness is the cart.  Love is the horse.”  This is a really interesting study and I have barely scratched the surface of its findings.  Below is a link to a short video of George Vaillant.  I think you’ll enjoy listening to his wisdom.


For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’: “We’ve known it all along.  Love is the key.  It’s very satisfying to see it confirmed.”


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Ego Is Like A House of Mirrors

My last blog began a discussion of the ego by identifying some of the ego’s many faces:  self-criticism, complaining, grudges, being right, minutia and ownership.  The ego has many, many faces.  Lets continue to explore some of them.

Specialness:  The ego takes everything personally, and believes you deserve to be treated better than others because you are special.  “How dare you treat me this way?”  “Don’t you know who I am?”  “Because of my superior knowledge (or my name, or my religion or my contacts or——- this or that) you are inferior to me and must show proper respect.”   The ego will refer to views and opinions as facts to bolster its specialness.  The ego loves being offended so finds endless opportunities to do so.   The ego loves to keep you in a constant state of self-inflicted turmoil.

Scarcity:  Scarcity is the mantra of the ego. ”There is never enough of anything.” Not enough time to volunteer, not enough money to help others, not enough resources, not enough food, never enough to share.”  So the ego says someday I’ll volunteer, someday I’ll donate, someday I’ll do this or that.  Someday when there is more……..  This earth is plentiful and the truth is the more you give, the more you get.

Positions and Titles:  The ego loves to identify with positions and titles.  And these positions and titles come and go as we travel through life.  Mom, Dad, Graduate, Supervisor, Manager, President, and CEO are but a few of life’s titles.  The ego loves to attach your self-worth so tightly to these titles, that when the title goes away, your sense of self-worth goes with it.  Just make sure your sense of who you  are goes much deeper than any title.  Shakespeare in his play As You Like It wrote these words for Jaques: “All the world’s a stage.  All the men and women merely players.  And one man in his time plays many parts……Whatever your part, act it well.”  Realize the transient nature of all things and remember; “This too shall pass.”  Good or bad…..This too shall pass.  So anchor your sense of self-worth deep within.

Competition:  Competition abounds and the ego loves it!  We teach our children to be the best at whatever they do.  We all strive to be the best.  Can this be wrong?  Certainly not!  Competition has brought some truly amazing accomplishments.  But make no mistake we are feeding our ego if we turn winning into a sense of superiority.  Take pride in what you do, but remember your self-worth is not dependent on winning a competition.

Thought:  Ego is expressed totally through thought.  Many are so caught up in the constant stream of thought; they mistakenly believe they are their thoughts.  You are not your thoughts……you are the one who notices.  You are the witness of thought.  Everyone has thoughts racing through their minds and most thoughts are not unique but common to all.  You may have heard that the U.S. Patent office often receives several patent applications for the same invention from different areas of the country.  These inventors do not know one another and yet the idea for the same invention simultaneously occurred to them.  How does that happen? 


Ego is purely materialistic, non-personal thought totally identified with form.  In fact, according to Eckhart Tolle, the earliest definition of EVIL is a complete identification with form.   Ego consists totally of thought and is devoid of feeling.  It cannot understand spirituality.  According to David R Hawkins, “The world of the ego is like a house of mirrors through which the ego wanders, lost and confused, as it chases the images in one mirror after another.  Human life is characterized by endless trials and errors to escape the maze.  At times, for many people (and possibly for most), the world of mirrors becomes a house of horrors that gets worse and worse.  The only way out of the circuitous wanderings if through the pursuit of spiritual truth.”

Enlightenment is realizing the nature of ego and rising above its false promises.  It is realizing that the higher self is pure love and is connected to the whole.  It understands the greater part of our universe is unseen, but can be felt.  According to David R Hawkins, “To even hear of enlightenment is already the rarest of gifts.  Anyone who has ever heard of enlightenment will never be satisfied with anything else……what the ego cannot lift with all its might is like a feather to the grace of God.”

For now Earlynn’s just sayin’:  “When we realize that spiritual development is not an accomplishment buy a way of life, we begin to attract the peace and happiness for which we have longed.”


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Understanding Ego

PEACEOne of life’s greatest challenges is to learn and understand the nature of our ego.  As beautifully stated by David R Hawkins, M.D., PH.D: “By understanding and accepting the nature of the ego.  It is transcended and finally collapses and disappears when all its positionalities and their resultant dualities have been surrendered.  The ego does not become enlightened, but instead disappears and collapses.  It is then replaced by a Transcendental Reality as described by the Buddha; that is the Buddha Nature.  Just as the sun shines forth when the clouds disappear, the reality of the Self shines forth of its own as Revelation, Realization, and Enlightenment.”

We have fallen in love with thinking which is mostly controlled by ego.  Many do not know how to escape it and even worse, they think they are their ego.  From morning until night, day after day, egoic thoughts entertain us, pass judgment on all things, take credit for “This” and “That”, and control all we do.  How can we recognize these egoic thoughts that keep us from being all that we can be?  Ego has many faces, let’s talk about some of them.

Self-Criticism:  You would not remain friends with anyone who treated you as badly as your ego.  Ego shouts, “You’re not good enough”. or “You should have done this or that”, “You’re too fat, or too skinny!”  This inner criticism is relentless, is NEVER satisfied, and is void of peace and love

Complaining:  Complaining and criticizing fuels the ego and gives a false sense of superiority.  The ego does not understand compassion or empathy.  Road-rage is a typical egoic reaction.  The ego considers itself to be the center of the universe.  All other drivers should be aware I am here and should give ME the respect I deserve.  Ego doesn’t care if you are driving home from the hospital after the death of your child.  It doesn’t care if you are late for your sister’s wedding, or if you are about to miss a flight, or if you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders.  If anyone on the road makes a mistake, it is a direct insult.  Ego shouts; “What an idiot!  Why are these people allowed to drive?”  Traffic is the perfect excuse for ego to rant and rave and puff itself up as superior.   Using traffic as an excuse to be upset is totally a waste of energy.  Ego will always waste your energy.

Grudges:  The ego thrives on grudgesThe ego believes it is justified in holding a grudge against anyone it perceives as  unfair, dishonest, or unfaithful in any way whether it was intentional or not.  Some carry their grudges like a badge of honor.  Whipping their grudges back into shape as they recount the dastardly deed to anyone and everyone they meet.  Grudges hurt the bearer of the grudge.  Forgiveness is a blessing you give to free the pathway to happiness.  You cannot work on yourself to let go of a grudge.  It fall away by itself when you understand it holds no benefit.

Being Right:  Ego loves to be right and will go to great lengths to prove it is right.  If I am right, then someone else is wrong and that makes me superior.  It’s a state of insanity.  Outwardly ego pretends to be superior.  Inwardly it beats you down.  When ego tempts you to prove you are right, ask yourself this question; “Do I want to be right or do I choose peace?”  Then let it go and choose peace.

Minutia:  Ego focuses on the peripheral, on the minutia.  If you are moving forward to a worthy goal, don’t get derailed by unimportant details.  What difference does it make if lunch costs $1.52 or $1.60?  Pull our $2.00 and be done with it.  Keep the focus on what is vital and important.

Ownership:  Ego thrives on ownership.  We have all seen the t-shirts declaring:  “He who dies with the most toys wins!”  This statement sums up the ego quite well.  Ego is like the cartoon showing a dog pulling a cart with a meaty bone hanging above his nose, just out of reach but seemingly close enough that with a little more effort he can reach it.  Ego buys into the material world and sends us on an endless pursuit of “things” that are supposed to make us happy. Ego’s mantra is “You’ll be happy when you get that job….that car…..that marriage…that degree…that house…that divorce…on and on it goes.”  It’s a game of seek, but never find.  There is nothing wrong with getting any of these “things.”  You can really enjoy these “Things” as long as you realize happiness is not dependent upon them.  Happiness is an inside job.  It comes from deep within.  We cannot directly pursue happiness.  It comes of its own accord when we learn to accept the nature of ego and refuse to let it control our lives. On our death beds we won’t have any problem understanding we cannot truly own anything and our happiness is and always has been an inside job.

In my next blog, I’ll continue to explore ego and its many faces.   Until then……………………..Earlynn’s just sayin’:  “Life gets much easier when ego is understood and I am no longer at its beckoned call.”


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Your Good Health is in Your Hands

Vitruvian ManFor well over 20 years I have studied the benefits natural healing and supplementing a healthy diet with vitamins and nutrients.  I believe in giving my body what it needs to maintain good health.  When I feel a cold or flu coming on, I know that vitamin C can be my best defense.  At the first sign of a cold, I start taking 1000 milligrams of Vitamin C per waking hour and the cold is  defeated before it begins. I’ve learned that minimum daily requirements are just that…… minimum requirements.  For instance, the minimum daily requirement for vitamin C is 60 milligrams.   That is the amount of vitamin C needed to prevent scurvy.  But I want to live my life at optimum, not minimum.  As we age our bodies need more than minimums to maintain optimum good health.

As a society we have been lulled into a sense that our good health is dependent on doctors prescribing the right drugs.  Big Pharma has taken center stage happily taking our money for prescriptions for everything from restless legs to impotence.   Big Pharma wines and dines our physicians to the tune of thousands of dollars annually.  It also gives monitary incentives dependent on the prescriptions they write.  They also provide our doctors with continuing education seminars so they will know how to use these drugs. Big Pharma buys commercial time appealing to us to ask our doctors for their drugs.  Big Pharma’s primary interest is material gain, diverting medicine from healing to profiteering.  These high priced drugs and treatments have doubled the cost of health care over the past thirty years.   Big Pharma has deep pockets which they use to attack natural medicine in an attempt to deprive Americans of the benefits of dietary supplements and natural healing modalities.

And something even worse has happened in the process.  Iatrogenic if not the number one cause of death, is at least the number three cause of death in the United States.  Iatrogenic…..is that a word familiar to you?  If not, it should be.  The definition of iatrogenic is:  “Death caused by the diagnosis, manner or treatment by a physician.”  But whether medicine is the number one killer or the number three killer is really irrelevant.  The point is that health care isn’t supposed to be on the list at all.   And now our health care system refers to these patient deaths as the cost of doing medicine.   Something is wrong when regulatory agencies pretend that vitamins are dangerous, yet ignore published statistics showing that government-sanctioned medicine is the real hazard. The fully documented book, Death by Medicine, details the horrific annual mortality and economic cost of medical intervention.  The Nutrition Institute of America is a nonprofit organization that has sponsored independent research for the past 30 years.  To support its bold claim that conventional medicine is America’s number one killer, the Nutritional Institute of America mandated that every “count” in this “indictment” of US medicine be validated by published, peer-reviewed scientific studies.  This book is a must read.

I encourage you to take responsibility for your own health.   Your body is amazingly resilient. Give yourself a chance to heal naturally.   Learn about nutrition and natural healing.   Eat a healthy diet.   Supplement with high quality vitamins, minerals and enzymes.  Exercise….it builds healthy bones and relieves stress.  Don’t overlook the role a positive attitude plays in your health.  We are all about as healthy as we expect to be.   Don’t fall victim to unnecessary surgery, hospitalization and drugs.  No doubt there are times when surgery, hospitalization and drugs are very helpful.  Just do your homework and make sure you are not overlooking natural remedies and treatments.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’:  “Love yourself enough to take good care of yourself.  Take responsibility for your health.  Only then can we reform our broken medical system.”


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This World Gets Crazier by the Minute

I don’t think I could possibly live in a more challenging time.  Just when I think I’ve heard it all, something happens that challenges everything I hold dear.  Headlines are full of bizarre stories of the unimaginable.  It seems our world is getting crazier by the minute.  Society’s belief systems are being challenged, our government is being tested and common sense seems to be in very short supply

Where do I go for peace and solace?  I come to the present moment knowing that all is well in this present moment.  This present moment is God’s gift wherein I am safe.  I need only breathe to feel its presence.   It is here I understand I am not responsible to solve all the problems of the world.  Here I know God is over all.  I may not understand all that comes before me, but I do know God is over all and I am safe here.

Fear resides in the future while the past is filled with shame, guilt and remorse. The present moment is the seat of action.  Everything I have ever done was accomplished in a pure moment of now.  I can do nothing in the future nor can I do anything in the past.

I have not always been able to seek refuge in the present moment.  I allowed my egoic mind to control me with its preoccupation with accomplishments, fear of the future and untolled remorse for past actions.   I let my mind occupy me with worry and fear not only for myself, but for my husband, my children, my parents, my friends, my country……the list was literally endless.  I was on an endless search for happiness.  My mind told me I would really be happy when I achieved this or that.  It was a search that was never satisfied.  And the happiness at the end of each pursuit was NEVER lasting.  I now understand the unobserved mind is the cause of never ending misery.

old black box

If you are at a point where you are ready to examine your egoic mind, there are some great books, I can recommend.  Two of my favorite books are written by Eckhart Tolle:  The Power of Now and  A New Earth.   Eckhart Tolle tells the following story in Chapter One of The Power of Now:  “A beggar had been sitting by the side of the road for over thirty years.  One day a stranger walked by.  “Spare some change?” mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding out his old baseball cap.  “I have nothing to give you,” said the stranger.  Then he asked; “What’s that you are sitting on?” “Nothing,” replied the beggar.  “Just an old box.  I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember.”  “Ever looked inside?” asked the stranger. “No,” said the beggar.  “What’s the point?  There’s nothing in there.”  Have a look inside,” insisted the stranger.  The beggar managed to pry open the lid.  With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with gold.

I am that stranger who has nothing to give you and also who is telling you to look inside.  Not inside any box, as in the parable, but somewhere even closer, inside yourself.

“But I am not a beggar,” I can hear you say.

Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth.  They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.”

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin: “The treasure we hold within our soul is much more valuable than anything this world of duality can offer.”


To order your copy of Earlynn’s book, Transformed, just click on the above link “Earlynn’s Book.”  Thank you.  “Gloria In Excelsis Deo!”

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The Great I Am

od is the great I AM,In Book II, Chapter II of of The Conversations With God Trilogy we read: “I AM the wind which rustles your hair.  I AM the rain which dances on your face.  I AM the smell of flowers in the air and I AM the flowers which send their fragrance upward.  I AM the air which carries the fragrance.  I AM the beginning of your first thought.  I AM the end of your last.  I AM the idea which sparked your most brilliant moment.  I AM the glory of its fulfillment.  I AM the feeling which fuelled the most loving thing you ever did.  I AM the part of you which yearns for that feeling again and again.  Whatever works for you, whatever makes that happen – whatever ritual, ceremony, demonstration, meditation, thought, song, word or action it takes for you to “reconnect” – Do this in remembrance of ME.”

Many say we are here to learn life’s lessons.  I believe we are extensions of God and as such, we have nothing to learn.  We are here to experience the exact opposite of who we are in order to know experientially who we are. Our essence is love which is light.

Can the light of a single candle be understood when held up to the light of the sun?  The sun is so bright and powerful, the light from a single candle seems lost.  The only way a single candle’s light can be appreciated is by removing it from the sun light and introducing darkness.  So in this life the illusion of darkness is used to help us appreciate our true light or essence.  This world provides the context in which there seems to be a duality. We cannot know up without down, happiness without sorrow, hot without cold, high without low, big without little.  Our experiences are designed to bring us to a true understanding of love.

In reality there is only love.  We experience what seems to be the exact opposite of love in order to appreciate our pure essence of love. It is vital as we go through life’s experiences that we observe what “is” without constant judgment; “This is good, this is bad.”  We are all participating in the dance of life.  How many times have we witnessed something and thought, “That is bad,” or “This is good,”  only to see a wonderful blessing arise in the midst of the tragedy and a tragedy come from what seemed to be good..  God’s purposes will be fulfilled whether we recognize them or not.


There is an old Taoist story that illustrates our inability to know what is good or what is bad:  When an old farmer’s stallion won a prize at a country show, his neighbor came to congratulate him, but the old farmer said, “Who knows what is good or bad?”

The next day some thieves came and took his stallion.   His neighbor came to commiserate with him, but the old man replied, “Who knows what is good or bad?”

A few days later the stallion escaped from the thieves and joined a herd of wild mares leading them back to the farm.  The neighbor called to share the farmer’s joy, but the farmer said, “Who knows what is good and what is bad?”

The following day while trying to break in one of the mares, the farmer’s son was thrown and fractured his leg.  The neighbor called to share the farmer’s sorrow, but the old man’s attitude remained the same as before.

The following week the army passed by, forcibly conscripting soldiers for the war, but they do not take the farmer’s son because he could not walk.  The neighbor thinks to himself, “Who knows if that is good or bad?” and realized that the old farmer must be a Taoist sage.”

We are not in a position to judge another’s path because we do not know the experiences needed to fulfil their destiny.  All we can do is follow our own heart and do our best to live our lives in alignment with our heart’s desires trusting God is over all.   He will guide us to do whatever will best suit His purpose which in essence is our purpose.

The highest truth is everything is exactly as it should be.  God is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.  He is the Up and the Down, the In and the Out.  As the Course in Miracles says; “Be still and know that I AM.”

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin; “God grant me the strength to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change those things I can change and the wisdom to know the difference.”


To order your copy of Earlynn’s book, just click on the above tab, ‘Earlynn’s Book’ to order your copy.  Thank you. ” Gloria!  In Excelsis Deo!”

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