Gratitude Is The Master Key


Gratitude is the master key….it opens the door to abundance.  I remember hearing the story of a woman who was attending a motivational training seminar.  After one of the sessions she engaged the trainer in a discussion about her very unhappy experience with her employment.  She told the trainer that she disliked her coworkers and although she had great skills she felt underpaid.  She felt unappreciated and confessed she could not think of anything she liked about her job.  The trainer listened patiently, then he said; “Well, based on what you’re telling me, if I were your boss, I’d fire you.”  He continued; “Anyone with an attitude like you’ve expressed is like a cancer in any organization.”  Then he proceeded to ask questions about her employment.  He found the woman worked for a company that offered paid vacations, 401Ks, health insurance, and flex spending.  Her work area was climate controlled, nicely decorated, clean and her equipment was well maintained.  She kept to herself and rarely spoke to fellow employees whom she considered snobbish.  He then pointed out that she, in fact, had a very good job and most likely had not been given a raise because of her ungrateful attitude.  He challenged her over the next two weeks to smile and speak kindly to her fellow employees.  He asked her to express sincere gratitude for everything anyone did for her; to smile and say “Thank you” for even the simplest of things.  If anyone showed the slightest gesture of consideration such as stepping aside to let her pass in the hallway, take a moment, smile and say “Thank you.”  He said he would call in two weeks to see if she felt any better about her job.

When he called two weeks later the employee sounded like a different person.  She reported the other employees were really very friendly.  She realized she had not given them a chance to befriend her.  Every day she took time to remind herself of the things she appreciated about her job.  She did some soul searching and realized she had fallen into a habit of taking things for granted.  Showing gratitude changed her work experience.  She had a new outlook, felt confident about her future and found she really liked her coworkers and her job.

What are you taking for granted?  Look around.  Are you sitting in a comfortable chair?  Do you have a roof over your head?  Is there food in your cupboard?  Is your space warm in winter and cool in summer?  Are you washing your clothes on a scrub board or do you use an automatic washer and dryer?  Are you able to listen to your favorite music anytime you want?  Is entertainment right at your fingertips?  Do you have warm blankets to snuggle in?  Do you appreciate these things or do you take them for granted assuming they will always be there?  Take time to recognize the nice things you have that make life more comfortable.  Develop an attitude of gratitude.

What about family and friends?  When someone cooks a meal for you, or works long hours to make sure you have food and shelter or clean clothes, do you let them know you appreciate it?  When even the smallest gesture of kindness is given, acknowledge it and give sincere thanks.  The world loves appreciative people.  When you make a habit of showing your appreciation you will notice others seem to go out of their way to help you.  We all crave appreciation and it is a rare commodity.  Be generous in your appreciation.  One thing I have found that really makes a difference is to write thank you notes for kind acts of those around you.  Get some stationery and make a habit of sending little thank you notes to others.  When someone takes time to send me a thank you note, it makes my day.  I love it.

Appreciate life!  Give it your best.  When your efforts are based on inner values, rather than who will be impresses or the recognition we might receive, life repays you with inner peace.  Be grateful that God has placed you here at this time.  Appreciate the opportunities that present themselves to help you realize who you really are.  Always do what you do based on inner desire knowing some may like it and others may not.  When we give life our best we show our appreciation to God for His special gift to the world…..namely YOU.

I remember The Final Analysis written by Mother Theresa of Calcutta:

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;  Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;  Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone may destroy overnight; Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;  Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;  Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see in the final analysis, it is all between you and God;  It was never between you and them anyway.

My challenge to you is to greet every experience with a sense of gratitude.  God sees to it that life brings us exactly what we need just when we need it.  Be grateful for EVERYTHING that shows up.  Let us be quick with our thanks to others.  May we always keep a prayer of gratitude in our hearts.  Remember gratitude opens the door to prosperity.  Never let a day pass without taking time to give thanks for the abundance which surrounds us.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’ “It’s Thanksgiving time.  Enjoy the season and carry your gratitude forward throughout the year… is the Master key to abundance.”

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

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Why Are We In Such A Hurry?

timeA few days ago my three year old great granddaughter asked her Mommy; “Where are we going to hurry up and go to today.”  Out of the mouths of babes comes insight and wisdom.   Why are we in such a hurry?  We hurry to one place only to leave and hurry to another.   Some days we’re hurrying all day long, but why? 

Our homes are filled with ‘time saving’ devices.  Yet there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. We rush from one place to another, trying to get it all done.   Let’s go back in time to see if these ‘time saving’ devices have really helped us save time.  In the 1950s most homes had a wringer washing machine and clotheslines in the back yard.  Cotton clothes were washed, hung out to dry, taken off the clothesline, folded and ironed before wearing.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner were cooked on a stove or in an oven.  Dinners were almost always made from scratch.  After dinner dishes were hand washed and dried.   Push lawn mowers mowed our lawns.  Homework was done at the library or at home if you were lucky enough to have a current set of encyclopedias.  There were no computers or calculators.  Your handwritten homework assignments were turned in to your teacher trusting the assignment wouldn’t get lost because you had no way of making a copy.  These are only a few of the ‘examples of life without our current ‘time saving’ devices.

Now, let’s look at these ‘time savers.’  The old wringer washing machine and clothes line have been replaced with an automatic washer and dryer.  Most of our cotton clothing has been replaced with wrinkle free fabric needing no ironing.  What took ten hours now takes two hours.   Time saved 8 hours.

Cooking breakfast used to take 30 minutes.  Using our microwave, we can cook the same meal in 8 minutes.  Dinner used to take about 45 minutes or more.  Now with microwaves and pre-packaged and/or frozen meals, we’re looking at 15 minutes.  Washing and drying dishes by hand used to take an hour.  Loading the dishwasher takes about 10 minutes.  Our dinner preparation and clean up time has saved 1 hour 42 minutes.

The old push lawn mower mowed our lawn in 1 hour.  Using our power mower cut the time in half saving 30 minutes.

Homework took two hours searching through encyclopedias and hand writing our answers.  That same homework can now be done in an hour using a computer to print and copy our assignments.  Time saved in homework 1 hour. 

We could go on and on showing the time saved by all of our “time saving” devices.  The point is we have mis-labeled these devices.  They have not really saved us any time at all.  What they have done is allowed us to re-allocate our time, and we have chosen to re-allocate our time to do more and more.  But has our time been well spent doing more and more?  There is an old saying that says, “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get!” 

We need to remind ourselves that we are human BEINGS.  We are not human DOINGS.  What you are doing is NEVER as important as what you are BEING.  If you can be busy and remain calm, peaceful and loving, then go for it!  But if you find you are doing more and more and being less and less peaceful, calm and loving, it’s time to re-allocate the use of your time.  Look at your priorities and get them in alignment with who you are at your core.  Make sure you allocate enough time for those you love.  Make sure you allocate enough time to relax and gather your thoughts.  Make sure you allocate enough time to feed your soul.   Remember your energy radiates from you and affects the quality of your work and those around you.  Are you radiating positive uplifting energy or are you radiating stressful negative energy?  You cannot fool the world.  You can put on a smile and pretend all is well, but your energy will always reflect your true inner state of being. 

For now, Earlynn’s just saying; “Fill you day with love, and peace and anything else you desire as long as love and peace are maintained.  Then all will be blessed by your positive energy.”

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


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Education is the key


Recently I read the book, One Nation, written by Ben Carson, MD.  I found the book to be compelling and very well written.  The subtitle is “What we can all do to save America’s future.”  It made me think about our form of government here in the U.S.A.

If I were to ask , “What is the form of government here in the United States of America?”  I’ll bet the most common response would be, “We have a democracy.”  But that answer is incorrect.  What we have is a republic.  Remember the pledge of allegiance?  “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

So, what is the difference between a republic and a democracy?  As a side note, it’s interesting to note that our two main political parties are Republicans and Democrats.  A very simplistic answer is that in a Republic the powers of sovereignty are vested in the people, either directly or through representatives chosen by the people.  In a Democracy the sovereign power resides in and is exercised by the whole body of free citizens.  For example if a count of votes shows 51% acceptance of a proposal, the minority must abide by the dictates of the majority.

The Constitution guarantees every state a Republican form of government.  Article 4, Section 4; “No state may join the United States unless it is a republic.”  Liberty and justice for all  is our right.  The people have natural rights instead of civil rights.  One vote in a jury can stop all of the majority from depriving any one of the people of his rights.  This would not be so in a democracy.  A democracy is the dictatorship of the majority.

Our inspired form of government requires an educated citizenry.  An uneducated citizenry can easily fall prey to unscrupulous, slick politicians.  Dr. Ben Carson states in his book, One Nation;  “In 1831 Alexis de Tocueville came to America to study this country.  The Europeans were fascinated.  How could a fledgling nation, barely 50 years old already be competing with them of virtually every level?  This was impossible.  De Tocueville was going to sort it out.  He looked at our government and he was duly impressed by the three branches of government – four now because we have special interest groups, but it was only three back in those days.  He said, “WOW, this is really something,” and then he said, “but let me look at their education system,”  and he was blown away.  You see, anybody who had finished the second grade was completely literate.  He could find a mountain man on the outskirts of society who read the newspaper and could have a political discussion….could tell him how the government worked.”  Dr Carson went on to say that he read a copy of a sixth-grade exit exam from the 1800s.  It was a test you had to pass to get your sixth grade certificate.  He surmised many of today’s college graduates would not pass that test.  The point is that for our system of government to work we must understand it.    ” Our form of government was designed for a well-informed educated populace.”

Thinking Man

The U.S has been called the “Great Experiment in self government.”  This experiment is to answer the question, “Can self-governing people coexist and prevail over government agencies that have no authority over the People?’  The U.S. is a mixture of a Republic and a Democracy.  The people enjoy their God-given natural rights in the Republic and enjoy only government granted privileges (civil rights) of a democracy.

I believe we have “dummed down” our educational system to the lowest common denominator.  We need doctors, scientists and engineers involved in our political system.  Right now we have too many attorneys both Republicans and Democrats who have been  trained to win by hook or crook.   We need an educational system that fosters doctors, engineers and scientists who can serve the people in our Republic.   Thomas Jefferson said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

for now, Earlynn’s just sayin’ “Education is the key to maintaining our republic.  Our citizens can only support our form of government when and if we understand it’s unique ability to serve.”

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

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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones


As a young girl, I was taught a common saying:  “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”  If I or my brother or sisters ever complained about someone calling us names, Mom would repeat that saying.   We were taught that being called a name had no power over us.  We learned that the name caller was the one with a problem…….the one with bad manners…..the rude one.

America is a huge melding pot.  People from all over the world have come to America.   All those different customs and ways of living melded to create the greatest country on earth.  We did not become the great country we are through intolerance.  We respected our differences and worked together for the common good.  We believed in the American dream and were taught to be kind and tolerant.  Name calling is not kind nor tolerant….it is rude.

What has happened to our tolerance of one another?  Our country’s tolerance is being replaced by political correctness and fear of being labelled.  People shy away from expressing honest opinions for fear of being called names such as racist, homophobic, bigot, fanatic or radical.  When someone cannot carry on an intelligent discussion with another voicing different views, name calling (political correctness) puts the other in a defensive position and takes the discussion off course.   When people talk freely about problems and solutions our problems get resolved.

Political correctness is anything but correct.  And we need to see it for what it is… effort by those with a political agenda that benefits by keeping us silent.  Those who want to control us and stop the exchange of ideas that lead to greater understanding and resolution of problems that limit their control.  We need to stand up and voice our opinions and not back down just because someone else has deemed we are not politically correct and calls us names.  As Mom used to say; “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’: “The only way to solve our nations problems is through frank and honest discussion.  Political correctness inhibits the free flow of ideas.  Stand up and speak your truth knowing ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me’.”

Order your copy of Earlynn’s book, “Transformed” today.  Simply click the above tab labelled ‘Earlynn’s Book’ to order your copy.  Thank you.  Gloria! In Excelsis Deo!



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The Magnificent American Bald Eagle


The American Bald Eagle is nature’s most impressive bird.  This eagle is a symbol of strength and is the Ruler of the Skies.  Native Americans consider the American Bald Eagle to be a symbol of the Great Spirit.  They use eagle feathers in head dresses and spiritual ceremonies.   The Eagle is a symbol of freedom, honor, respect, power, and dignity.  The American Bald Eagle is symbolized on the Great Seal of the United States of America.

American Eagle

These powerful birds have the longest lifespan of its species and live up to 70 years.  The eagle glides and drifts on air pockets to conserve energy and then takes off in fast, furious, focused flight for maximum result.  In order to live 70 years, the eagle must make a hard decision at about age 40.

By age 40 the eagle’s long and flexible talons can no longer grab its prey.  Its beak becomes bent and its powerful wings become old and heavy and become stuck to its chest making flight difficult.  At this point, the eagle must choose to either die or go through a painful 150 day process of change.

If the choice is to live, the eagle must fly to its nest high on the mountain top where it will knock its beak against a rock until it plucks it out.  It patiently waits for a new beak to grow.  Then with its new beak it will pluck out its talons.  When the talons grow back, the eagle begins plucking out its aged feathers.    It patiently waits again for new feathers to grow.   After 5 months of painful change, the eagle takes its famous flight of re-birth and lives another 30 years.

This re-birth teaches us a very important lesson.  Many times to survive and thrive we must begin a process of change.   Everything is in a state of evolution and as we evolve, as people and as nations we must leave behind obsolete and unproductive beliefs and behaviors.  Sometimes we must step back and thoughtfully recognize old habits and behaviors that no longer serve us and are holding us back from becoming all that we can be.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin: “Life’s great lessons are so often taught in nature.   When we observe the magnificent American Bald Eagle, we learn that our past can become a burden that holds us back from enjoying all that we can be.  We must not be afraid to change because in change we find the beauty in the present.”

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



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Dr. David Hawkins, a Beautiful Gift to Mankind

David Hawkins


Dr. David Hawkins, M.D., PhD, authored many spiritual books including Power Versus Force, The Eye of the I, Truth Versus Falsehood and I.  The beloved Dr. Hawkins passed on to higher realms in September, 2012.  He deeply inspired me and touched my soul with his writings.  I loved his quick wit and unabashed psyche.  He was totally unassuming and had no hidden agendas.  As a world renowned psychiatrist his credentials were impeccable and his intellect seemed boundless.  His life stands as a blessing to humankind.

The purposeful design of his lifetime work as stated in his book, I is “….to recontextualize the human experience in terms of the evolution of consciousness and to integrate a comprehension of both mind and spirit as expressions of the innate Divinity that is the substrate and ongoing source of life and Existence.  This dedication is signified by the statement “Gloria in Excelsis!  Deo!” with which his published works begin and end.”

In his book, The Eye of the I, he writes the following concerning the translation of scriptures; “Any translation that teaches anything other than peace or love is in error.  This is a basic rule and is easy to spot.”  He wrote the following concerning 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 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 or 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 of 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.”

One of Dr. Hawkins most important discoveries is the Map Of The Scale Of Consciousness.  Everything in our universe radiates energy because everything is energy.  The energy of the field of consciousness is infinite.  Every living thing has an energy field which can be calibrated. 

For many years thousands of practitioners from all over the world have used the Kinesiologic response to treat illness with great reliability and accuracy.  The Kinesiologic response or ‘Muscle Testing’ is a simple “yes” or “no” response to a specific stimulus.  In holistic health it is usually done with the subject holding out an extended arm and the tester pressing down on the wrist of the extended arm.  Using only two fingers the tester presses down on the wrist of the subject.  Usually the subject holds a substance to be tested over their solar plexus.  The tester says to the subject, “Resist,” and if the substance being tested is beneficial, the arm remains strong.  But if the substance is not beneficial or has an adverse effect, the arm will instantly go weak.  The response is very quick and brief.

I have seen this done many times at lectures and on television talk shows.  The subject is holding something in a container over the solar plexus and does not know what is in the container.  When the test is done, the subject’s arm is strong when the container holds a beneficial substance such as vitamin C.  On the other hand, if the container holds something not beneficial such as a toxin, the arm instantly goes weak.  Kinesiology has been documented and studied extensively.  A great book to read about Kinesiology is Your Body Doesn’t Lie published by Warner Books.

For many years the test was thought to be a local response of the body’s acupuncture or immune system.  Later research has shown that the response is not a local response at all, but a general response of consciousness itself to a substance or statement.  That which is true, beneficial, or pro-life gives a positive response which stems from the impersonal field of consciousness that is present in everyone living.  It is also true that the test only works when both tester and subject are integrous.  The tester must phrase the question to be asked in the form 0f a statement that can be answered as ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ and both the tester and subject must also have honorable intentions.

The discovery that the Kinesiologic response is from consciousness itself led to Dr. Hawkins’ Map of the Scale of Consciousness.  Understanding the Scale of Consciousness offers hope for the future of mankind.  One of the profound weaknesses of humankind is our naïve nature and our inability to know truth from falsehood.  History is full of examples of entire nations falling because they could not tell truth from falsehood.

The Map of the Scale of Consciousness gives the world a basis on which to build positive relationships both personal and national. The Map ranges from a scale of 20 which represents shame to 1000 which reflects pure consciousness and enlightenment.  The Map calibrates qualities and emotions ranging from Despising, Miserable and Shame to Perfection and Enlightenment.   Qualities referred to as evil in our society are all qualities which calibrate below the level of 200.   These are qualities such as vengeful, punitive, condemning, vindictive, antagonistic, and hopeless.   Integrity is calibrated at 200.   The qualities of inspiring, enabling, wise, love, harmonious, reason, and acceptance are all above 200, the level of Integrity.   The highest level of human consciousness is 1000.  Jesus Christ calibrated at 1000 while Adolf Hitler calibrated at 40.

Dr. Hawkins teaches that at the level of 200, Integrity, there is actually a physical change that occurs in the brain.   If we understand the Map of the Scale of Consciousness, we can understand why it is futile to attempt negotiating with persons or nations who have not yet reached the level of integrity. If our nation enters into a treaty with a country that has not yet advanced to the level of integrity, the treaty will not be honored.  If, however, a treaty is signed with an integrous nation. the treaty will be honored.

The United States of America calibrates well above the level of integrity as do many other countries.  But there are many countries who have not yet advanced to the level of integrity.  The world is constantly evolving and if we look at the United States over the past 100 years it is easy to see that we as a nation have greatly evolved.   It is not that God does not love those in less evolved countries, but they have not yet evolved to a state of love and peace.  Our nation is well advised to proceed with great caution in their relationships with these countries.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’:  “I highly recommend Dr. Hawkins books.  You will find a copy of the Map Of The Scale Of Consciousness in many of his books.

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

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You Are Enough

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Why don’t we accomplish all we are capable of accomplishing?  We have been given unique talents, many of which are hidden until we push ourselves into new areas of achievement.  It is said that we use only 4 to 10% of our abilities.  Imagine what would happen if we operated at 10 to 20% of our abilities.  My question remains; “Why don’t we accomplish all we are capable of accomplishing?”

I believe the greatest obstacle to achievement is FEAR:

FEAR of what others think;

FEAR of being embarrassed;

FEAR of looking foolish;

FEAR of our own greatness;

FEAR of not being smart enough or having enough information;

FEAR we do not have enough resources (time and money, etc.);


Fear can be defined as False Evidence Appearing Real.  In other words the FEAR we feel is not real.  The Course in Miracles states every emotion stems from either love or FEAR, and only love is real.  Only love is real and it can never be taken from us or destroyed.  That being the case, what is holding you back from accomplishing your heart’s desire?  Let’s look at these FEARs and determine if they are real.

FEAR of what others think:  Just what do others think?  Everyone is different and everyone has their own opinions.  You could enter a room filled with fifty associates, dressed to perfection in the latest fashion with nails perfectly manicured and hair groomed by Vidal Sassoon, yet you would have fifty different responses as to your appearance.  We need to be free of the good opinion of others and be true to our own sense of who we are.

FEAR of being embarrassed:  It is never what happens that gives us grief.  It is the story we tell ourselves about what happened, that brings the grief.  We are spiritual beings having a human experience.  And part of that human experience is being imperfect.  We are all imperfect and there is something really endearing about watching someone else misstep because we all know we could have done the same thing.   We are human, expect to be embarrassed every once in a while.  Don’t use the experience to beat yourself up, just graciously recognize the misstep, pick yourself up and try again.

FEAR of looking foolish:  There are many different roads all leading to great accomplishments.  What may appear foolish today may be the wave of the future.  Great leaders do not care if others think their ideas are foolish.  They understand that new thoughts take time to be accepted.  Galileo was kept under house arrest for the last years of his life because he said the world was round and would not recount his belief.  Great scientists are now being scorned by main stream science for stating that man is not a descendant of Neanderthals.  Change does not come quickly so if you have strong beliefs that go against the grain, stick to your beliefs.

FEAR of your own greatness;   We do have a fear of our own greatness.  We are afraid our life will change in a way that will make our life difficult.  We fear the dynamics of our friends, or family and our community will be so altered our lives will become difficult and require changes we do not want to make.  We need to assure ourselves that those who truly love us will continue to love us and any changes will come naturally and will benefit all.

FEAR of not being smart enough or not having enough information; we all have much to learn.  You cannot know at the beginning of your journey all that you will know at your journey’s end.  Life is like a puzzle.  Start with the pieces you already have and place them in your experience.  As you travel toward your dream, other pieces will show up when you are ready to understand and accept them.  If you wait for all the pieces before you begin your journey, you will never get where you want to be.  Always advance in the direction of your dream trusting that each step will bring new direction and understanding.

FEAR we do not have enough resources (time and money, etc.);  You may not have all the resources for completion, but you do have enough resources to begin.  As you gain momentum, you will find the time and resources to continue toward your dream.  Take a minute right now to look around your immediate surroundings and mentally list all the things you see that are blue.   Without looking again name them.  How many blue things did you see?  Probably more than you imagined.  Now without taking your eyes off this written page, name everything in your surroundings that is green.  How many GREEN things can you name?  Probably not many.  Why is it you missed seeing all the green things?  It is because you were focused on looking for the color BLUE.  When you advance confidently in the direction of your dream, you will see things you are currently not seeing.  Resources of time and money and whatever you need will show up.  Not because they were not around previously, but because you were not conditioned to look for them.  Everything you need will show up as you continue to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.

FEAR WE ARE NOT ENOUGH:   We fear we are not enough.  This the most inhibiting fear of all.  The truth is we are enough.  We are endowed by our Creator with all we need to fulfill our heart’s desires.  God would not have placed in our heart a desire that had no means of accomplishment.  Trust that your heart’s desire wants you as much as you want it.  Undiscovered talents and abilities await you on your journey.   Your deeply held desires are God’s plan for you.  You are a child of God and He has placed in your heart those desires that will bring you the most satisfaction and joy in this human experience.  Always remember God loves you and YOU ARE ENOUGH.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’:  “Be fearless and advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Everything you need will be provided along the journey.”

Purchase your own copy of Earlynn’s inspiring book, Transfpormed.  Just click on the above tab, ‘Earlynn’s Book’ to get your copy.  Thank you. Gloria!  In Excelsis Deo!







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Create a Happy Society


Nisargadatta Maharaj is quoted as saying; ”My stand is clear; produce to distribute, feed before you eat, give before you take, think of others before you think of yourself.  Only a selfless society based on sharing can be stable and happy.  This is the only solution.  If you do not want it, then—–fight.”

Through the centuries mankind has been given the key to happiness over and over again.   Scriptures from the world’s great religions without exception give guidance.  Yet mankind ignores this advice and continues to be dominated by the self-serving ego.   The ego is all about me; “What I want; what I need; how I suffer; how I am a victim; how I am better than others; and  how I must improve my outer conditions to gain acceptance.”   If mankind is ever to rise above the mentality of the ego and the fear it emotes to higher awareness such as peace, truth, love and purity we must come to know who we really are.

We must, as Wayne Dyer says; “Banish the doubt.”  We need to learn to recognize the God within us.  We are all sacred pieces of God.  Since we all come from God, we must be sacred – a piece of what we come from.  In his book, I Can See Clearly Now, Wayne Dyer states that; “So many people reverse the letters in sacred and are living scared.”

It is true when we are in the service of our ego, we live in fear.  The fear of not being at the right place at the right time; fear of not achieving enough;  fear of losing; fear of scarcity, fear of looking inferior, fear of not being in control.  The list of ego’s fears is endless.

If we are to banish the doubt, we must cultivate the witness.  The witness is the God within that observes all that comes before us.  The witness sees but is detached.  Eckhart Tolle in his book, The Power of Now writes of his first realization of his higher self.  His mind was in a constant state of hopeless misery with thoughts of loneliness, lack, morbidity and shame.  Finally, he writes; “I cannot live with myself any longer.  This was the thought that kept repeating itself in my mind.  Then suddenly I became aware of what a peculiar thought it was.  Am I one or two?  If I cannot live with myself, there must be two of me:  the ‘I’ and the ‘self’ that ‘I’ cannot live with.  Maybe, I thought, only one of them is real.”

And indeed only one is real.  It is the higher self, the witness.  The Ego is not real, but without the power of the witness we are not aware of the illusion.  The ego is never satisfied and will send us on an endless pursuit of happiness in all the wrong places.  When we cultivate the witness we learn to respond only to those thoughts that resonate with our higher self.  We learn that our mind is filled with an endless array of minutia with very little substance.  We soon learn we are not those thoughts and in reality most of those thoughts are not even original to us.  As we cultivate the witness we learn we have the power to control the ego.  The thoughts of the ego are part of our earthly experience, but as we cultivate the inner witness, our mind’s endless chatter will slow and we feel the freedom the witness brings.

As we cultivate the witness, we free ourselves from the ego’s destructive power.  Life will continue to bring its challenges and struggles, but we will not be ‘beat down’ by them.  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross wrote the following in her book, Death:  The Final Stage of Growth:

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.  Beautiful people do not just happen.”

The golden Rule teaches us to; “Do unto others as ye would have them do unto you.”  In other words, produce to distribute, feed before you eat, give before you take, think of others before you think of yourself.

Take time every day to cultivate the witness within you.  Sit quietly and observe your thoughts.  Just witness without judgment the thoughts that race through your mind.  Watch the craziness and disorder of those thoughts.  If you make it a practice every day to witness them you will begin to recognize the ego.  And as you continue to sit quietly your thoughts will slow and you will begin to feel the deep inner peace of the witness (God in You).

Blaise Pascal who lived from 1623 to 1662 wrote; “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone”

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’; “We don’t need any new formulas to peace.  We do need to follow the teachings of the great teachers through the centuries.  They all agree.  Happiness will come of its own accord when we love and care for one another.”

Order your own copy of Earlynn’s book, Transformed.  Just click the above tab; ‘Earlynn’s Book’ to order your copy.  Thank you.  Gloria!  In Excelsis Deo!


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Anger Comes With a Price


What happens to your body when you exhibit anger?  Your body goes into the fight or flight mode…..blood rushes into your limbs for fight or flight, your face gets red, your jaw stiffens, your voice pitch gets higher, and you feel hot and think irrationally.  Many get headaches or migraines, chest pains, aches and more.  A study was done of 13,000 participants which showed those who experienced the highest levels of anger were twice as likely to develop coronary artery disease and three times more at risk for heart attacks than the rest of the study participants,.

So, my question; “Is anger an involuntary response, or is it a choice?”  It is said that the emotional anger response is short-lived.  That is why it is productive to count to ten before acting on our anger.  There are some psychologists that say if your anger lasts more than a few seconds, you are acting and must take responsibility for the acting job.  I believe sometimes we make unhealthy habits of acting out our anger.   We have unconsciously made a choice to act angrily in certain situations.  When we understand the futility of our anger, we can change or channel that behavioral energy.  As Wayne Dyer once said; ”In the scheme of things, what you do and whether you are angry or not will have all the impact of another glass of water being thrown over Niagara Falls.”  So, why are we wasting our time and energy letting anger destroy our present moments?  Stand back and see the futility of taking life so seriously.  Below are some of the common instances where people choose anger:

Anger while driving:  Yelling at other drivers because they don’t signal properly, they change lanes too frequently, they are going too fast, or too slow.  Or you’re stuck in a traffic jam.  We tell ourselves this should not be happening.   And this traffic is responsible for my anger.  The truth is others are living in their own world of thoughts as they drive.  And the traffic does not care if you are angry.  It will take whatever time it needs.

Anger about taxes:  No amount of anger will change the tax laws.

Anger about the out of place:  You find a pedestrian or a cyclist or motor cyclist where you think they do not belong.  You’re angry because they don’t belong there and you drive very closely to them to let them know you are displeased.  This is very dangerous and has caused many serious accidents.  Getting angry does not change the fact that they are out of place.

Anger about the unorganized  or sloppy habits of others:  Your anger will probably reinforce their sloppy behavior.

Anger about the tardiness of others:  Set a time for your meeting and if the other does not arrive on time, go on without them.  But if you choose to wait for them recognize you did choose to wait for them.

Anger at inanimate objects.  You hit your shin bone or hammer your thumb.  A scream can be therapeutic, but kicking an object or throwing the hammer is futile and could harm another.

Anger over loss of an object.  Rage will not turn up a lost key or wallet but it will prevent you from thinking clearly and launching a productive search,

Anger over world events beyond your control.  You may not approve of the politics and foreign relations or the economy.  But anger will immobilize you and will not change anything.


One of the best remedies for anger is a good sense of humor.  Helping others see the humor in life is good therapy for yourself and others.  Observe yourself and others…. see the humor.  Laugh just for the sake of laughing.  You cannot be both angry and laughing.  Laughter is good medicine and is contageous.  Your body is truthful….you feel better when you laugh.  Laughter fills your body with health enhancing hormones and endorphins.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’:  “We all know we cannot think clearly when we’re angry, so let’s stand back and look at each situation.   We don’t need to react angrily even if we have acted so in the past.  We can create more productive behavior.  Learn to see the humor and….` laugh.”

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







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God Bless The Story Tellers

thumbnailGod bless the story tellers.  We all need a good laugh now and then and we love those who can tell a funny story.   I ran across this story the other day and was so amused, I decided to share it with you.

In rural areas of the South there are rivers spanned by drawbridges.   As large boats approach these drawbridges, they sound their whistles to signal the drawbridge operators to draw up the bridge allowing them to pass through. As the story goes, Ernie, a drawbridge operator was running for political office.  On this particular afternoon one of Ernie’s campaign volunteers was going door to door trying to drum up support for Ernie.   He came to the door of Floyd, a longtime resident and farmer.  When asked if Ernie could count on Floyd’s support getting elected, Floyd responded: “Well, you remember that prize bull I used to have?  One day I looked in the barn and there’s that bull lying down actin’ strange.  So I went to the vet and he gave me some medicine, and he said it had to be put in the bull’s rectum.  I took the medicine home but I couldn’t find a funnel.  So I seen this old army bugle hangin’ on a nail in the barn and I used that.  Only problem was that before I could get that bugle out, my bull passed some gas and made a loud toot on that bugle.  Well sir, that scairt my bull somethin’ awful and he busted out of the stall, made another toot, then busted through the fence and went runnin’ down the road.  He went down the road, runnin’ and tootin’ towards the drawbridge that Ernie runs.  That fool old man opened the bridge as my bull ran across it and the bull fell in the river and drowned.  Now,” Floyd said, “Do you think I could vote for a man that’s run that bridge for so many years but don’t know the difference between a boat whistle and a bull blowin’ a bugle out his butt?”

 old bugle

Kinda’ reminds me of some of the politicians we’ve got.  They go around tootin’ their horns and all the while they don’t really know what they’re talking about.

For now, Earlynn’s just saying: “Take time out to see the humor all around and don’t take yourself too seriously.  All this craziness will soon pass.”

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



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