The Top 10 things about time and space that most people seem to forget

Top 10 things about time and space that most people seem to forget

I’ve had a subscription to “Notes from the Universe” for several years now.  Not all of them resonate with me, but this one from 2012 did.  The Notes from the Universe are written by Mike Dooley who also in The Secret.  You can subscribe to them at

The Top 10 things about time and space that most people seem to forget…

10. You chose to be here and you knew what you were doing.
9. There are no “tests” and you’re not being judged.
8. Everyone’s doing their best, with what they know.
7. You already have whatever you’re looking for.
6. You are of the Divine, pure God, and so is everyone else.
5. Religion needs spirituality; spirituality does not need religion.
4. You’re naturally inclined to succeed – at everything you do.
3. You happen to life, life does not happen to you.
2. Order, healing, and love belie every moment of chaos, pain, and fear.
1. Following your heart is the best way to help others.

The truth shall set you free,
The Universe

Here’s a few other great ones:

The Top 10 Ways People Give Away Thier Power





With the Mind-Opening Dr. Joe Dispenza from What the Bleep

With the Mind-Opening Dr Joe Dispenza

I first heard of Dr. Joe Dispenza when I saw the movie What the Bleep Do We Know. (Fabulous movie on Quantum Physics.)  He was also in the film Further Down the Rabbit Hole.

I was so excited to get to see him in a more intimate setting at Unity of Phoenix.  He was there twice.  I got to spend some time with him after each appearance and have learned so much from him.

The pictures above and below were when I got to see him for the third time in the Bahamas as he was a featured speaker for a company we were working with at the time.  It was great to see him this time as by now he knew me and we got to have some really great conversations.

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The biggest thing I learned from Dr. Joe is that many people have a physical addiction to struggle.  It explains why battered women stay with their abusers and also why many people continually create chaos in their lives.

When you understand that the receptors for the chemicals released are the same as the receptors for heroin, it starts to make sense.  We become physically addicted to these chemicals and when things are not going along as normal will actually create scenarios to bring about the stress needed to release the chemicals we need to “get the hit”.  All unconsciously, of course.

This made so much sense to me when I fully got it as to why people would continue to trash good results or go back to struggle situations.  In understanding this, it’s how we can then change it.  It’s a matter of changing the connections in our brain.

Here’s a writeup that gives more information about Dr. Joe’s background:

Dr Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience and also received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating magna cum laude.

Over the last 11 years, Dr. Dispenza has lectured in over 17 different countries on six continents educating people about the role and function of the human brain.

His approach, taught in a very simple method, creates a bridge between true human potential and the latest scientific theories of neuroplasticity. He explains how thinking in new ways, as well as changing beliefs, can literally rewire one’s brain. The premise of his work is founded in his total conviction that every person on this planet has within them, the latent potential of greatness and true unlimited abilities.

His new book, Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind connects the subjects of thought and consciousness with the brain, the mind, and the body. The book explores “the biology of change.” That is, when we truly change our mind, there is a physical evidence of change in the brain.

As an author of several scientific articles on the close relationship between the brain and the body, Dr. Dispenza ties information together to explain the roles these functions play in physical health and disease.

In his research into spontaneous remissions, Dr. Dispenza has found similarities in people who have experienced so-called miraculous healings, showing that they have actually changed their mind, which then changed their health.

Here’s a great video from Dr Joe’s
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself:

Here are some of my favorite
Dr. Joe Dispenza Quotes:
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Dr Joe Dispenza change the brain and body by thought alone

My Breakthrough with John Demartini from The Secret

My Breakthrough with John DiMartini

Another great teacher from The Secret that I met at Unity of Phoenix was Dr. John Demartini.  It was a fabulous evening with many gold nuggets.

The most impactful thing I learned from him and that I’ve taken into my life was his practice of intense gratitude.  Spending time each morning feeling gratitude to the point that tears were streaming down his face before he ever gets out of bed.

I admit that I don’t always get to that point, but I do practice gratitude every morning.  Beginning with just giving thanks for being given another day.  Feeling love for my family.  Being in joyful anticipation of the day.  When I start my day like this, it is markedly better than the few times I am in a hurry and end up feeling frustrated and agitated.

So if you learn nothing else from the wealth of teaching John DeMartini has offered to the world, spending time in gratitude each morning will enrich your days and ultimately your life.

Here are some of my favorite John Demartini Quotes:

John DeMartini Think And Thank

John DeMartini from The Secret

John DeMartini Thoughts

John DeMartini Goals

John DeMartini Self Mastery

 John DeMartini doing what you love

An Evening With Michael Beckwith from The Secret

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Unity of Phoenix was the setting yet again to meet an amazing teacher from The Secret – Michael Bernard Beckwith. The Agape Choir was there performing that night, too.  It was a beautiful evening in every way.

I’ve also seen Michael Beckwith at his spiritual center, Agape International in Culver City, California.  He is a captivating speaker, but I was most struck by his welcoming spirit when spending time with him in person.  

Many people know Michael from The Secret. Another reason to know him is his marriage to Rickie Byers-Beckwith who leads the music ministry at Agape.  I love her music.  We sang it often at Unity of Phoenix and it is sung at a multitude of New Thought spiritual centers all over the country.  

Here I am meeting her for the first time:

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She is extremely gifted.  If you’ve not heard her music, I recommend it highly.  Here is a sample of one of my favorites:

But I digress. 🙂  Getting back to Michael, I really enjoyed his book Spiritual Liberation.  It’s a really balanced book that teaches us to do our inner spiritual work drawing on a varied range of spiritual teachers not focusing on religion or dogma.


Here are some of my favorite Michael Beckwith Quotes:

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“There is a lie that acts like a virus within the mind of humanity. And that lie is, ‘There’s not enough good to go around. There’s lack and there’s limitation and there’s just not enough.’

The truth is that there’s more than enough good to go around. There is more than enough creative ideas. There is more than enough power. There is more than enough love. There’s more than enough joy. All of this begins to come through a mind that is aware of its own infinite nature.

There is enough for everyone. If you believe it, if you can see it, if you act from it, it will show up for you. That’s the truth.”  

Michael Beckwith Dreams

“If you are not thinking for yourself, someone else is thinking for you. Choose for yourself and become free from society’s undertow. The Universe is ready to support you.” 

Michael Beckwith

Michael Beckwith ownership

Michael Beckwith authentic self

“Stand fully in the now moment with gratitude, enthusiasm, openness, and readiness to respond to Life as it greets you. “

Michael Beckwith There is Enough

Michael Beckwith Magnificent

Michael Beckwith Star Power

Hanging Out With Bob Proctor From the Secret

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Our first meeting with Bob Proctor was in Hawaii, several years before The Secret.  He wrote the first iteration of the course for a personal development company we worked with.  Then, he was the featured speaker at our event in Hawaii.

I was fairly new to the world of Law Of Attraction and Personal Development and hearing Bob in person was a revelation!  We got to spend a little time with him, but I was so sad we never got a picture with him.

Our opportunity came a few years later when we went to visit some friends from the U.K. who were staying at a resort in Scottsdale where we lived at the time.  We were sitting in the lobby chatting and who walks by but Bob Proctor!

So we got to spend some time with him and finally get our picture! He is a great guy.  He’s made a life of being a teacher of powerful truths.  I love that example.

Here are some of my favorite Bob Proctor quotes:

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Bob Proctor Fear And Faith

Law of Attraction Found Us a House!

I recorded this video on 12/2/13 right after learning that the our lease went through for the house we really wanted.

The best thing about re-watching this video is that I can remember that joy and excitement and be back in it.  That’s why it’s a great idea to make a video when you’re in a moment like that.  You can go back to it again and again to raise your vibration to attract more of the same.

The Law of Attraction was a huge part of us finding this house.  

When we decided we wanted to move to Sarasota, we had several people all tell us they know a realtor.  But for some reason, I chose our friend Tom’s recommendation and made the call.

We looked at several houses with her, but we really wanted to be in a particular neighborhood and with the time of the year we wanted to move (January), there weren’t many houses available in that neighborhood as it’s gated and in high demand. Only 2 in fact.

The first one we walked in and walked right back out.  Not a match.  The second one would’ve been ok, but there were people still living there and they wouldn’t be out till February. We were feeling a bit let down as it didn’t seem like we were going to find what we were looking for.

We had really hit it off with this realtor though and she said “You know, I think my house would be perfect for you guys.” She offered us the 5 bedroom house she was currently living in. We looked at it and was indeed perfect for us.

She hadn’t checked our financials yet though and so it wasn’t set in stone.  This was only 2 years post bankruptcy, but thankfully due to our amazing business, we were able to produce healthy bank statements.  And she checked us out on social media… Saw some of Tanner’s cute videos on YouTube and that totally cemented it.

She has several properties and was able to move into another.  But the important thing to remember is that this house was not even on the market and we would never have known about it if not for choosing this particular recommendation out of the many we received. She was not planning on moving out at this point – but it seemed like the perfect situation for both parties as she said this house was too big for her.

Better yet, she said she would go with the date we wanted to move in a little more than a month later.  She had everything freshly custom painted, as well as the pool deck and left us some beautiful furniture and the curtains I loved so much.  A far better situation than we even hoped for.

It’s now been a little over a year and we’re still so happy to have made the move.  Even happier that it all happened the way it did.  We are so grateful.

Why Affirmations Don’t Work

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If you understand law of attraction, you know that thoughts create things and like attracts like.

The concept of affirmations is that repeating a positive statement will eventually allow you to cross over into belief of the statement and create the desired outcome.  Sounds plausible, right?  

The problem with this is that when we state something that we know is untrue we attract more thoughts that bring us down.  

For instance, many people struggle with making more money.  So if we create the affirmation, “I am rich.” and we are not currently living that reality it can actually undermine our efforts.

In fact, if we are struggling financially and have great angst around this subject, then there are many more thoughts that pop up to the contrary.

Abraham-Hicks says that every subject has two sides.  The having of something and the not having of it.  That is very clear with money and why so many people struggle with it.

So you go through a litany of things about not having money and continue down the path of then feeling bad about not having it and how is seemingly out of reach.  This creates many more bad feelings about the subject of money and the feeling is what is most important in law of attraction.

So now you end up worse off than before you first recited the affirmation.  I learned a very important word track from Michael Losier, author of “The Law Of Attraction Book”.  He said to use the phrase, “I’m in the process…”  I’m in the process of creating more money and abundance in my life is a much more positive way to start creating the desired outcome.

Your mind doesn’t “argue” with you.  If you’re taking the actions, then you are “in the process”.  It has helped me so much to pivot on issues that before were really tough to break free from.

So what are you “In the process” of creating in your life?  Let me know in the comments or connect with me on Facebook!

Money Meditation – Getting Into the Vortex

I have learned so much reading Abraham-Hicks books, as well as listening to their tapes and watching their videos.

Here is an amazing Money Meditation that is reflective of much of their work in Money and the Law of Attraction and The Vortex.  I highly recommend reading both.

It’s all about growing your belief and relaxing into the realization that all you are wanting to attract is right outside your door. It’s a matter of a subtle shift or a tipping of the scales, if you will.  From there, you start to build on the belief as the abundance starts to show up in your experience.  I love this quote from Abraham that I heard so long ago, “The easier it gets, the easier it gets.”  It’s so profound and true.  All the very best to you my friends!

5 Steps to Programming Yourself for Success

I love this quote from Abraham-Hicks:

Whatever you’re thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you’re worrying, you are planning. When you’re appreciating you are planning…What are you planning?


Excerpted from the workshop: Silver Spring, MD on April 19, 1997


A teacher I had many years ago, Frederic Lehrman said “Worry is a prayer for something you don’t want.”

I would go on to say that you can only be flowing energy one way or another.  You may have an event happen that will cause an emotion, but you then get to choose how far to go down that rabbit hole with it.  And it is a choice.

If you’ve made it a habit to let emotions rule, then it will take some work to start to direct them, but it is possible.

On the other side, you have gratitude.  When you are in deep appreciation and gratitude, it’s a huge beacon to the universe that you love what you are appreciating and so the universe delivers more to be grateful for.

The person that has taught me the most about this is a wonderful friend of mine who is The Gratitude Girl, Elizabeth Hartigan.  She offers an amazing guided gratitude journal to focus on this awesome practice.  You can find out more at and on her Facebook fan page at


So when you understand that your thoughts create emotions which then create manifestations or outcomes, it sure makes you want to pay attention to what you’re thinking about, huh?!

And further, you can program yourself to regularly think more empowering thoughts as an ongoing process in your life.  You can do this in several ways.

First are books.  It’s amazing what can happen as you read on a regular basis.  I’m talking about life enriching books, not frothy novels.  I choose to read vs. listen on tape because to fully assimilate many of these new ideas, you may need to “chew” on them a bit.  Meaning, you stop and think a concept over.  Maybe reread it a couple of times.  That is tough to do when you’re just listening.  You are a full participant in what is being communicated if you are reading.

Secondly, where audio does have a place is personal development audio.  I work with a company that has hundreds of hours of calls that were recorded on many subjects regarding personal development.  There are also many you can download from amazon, the library or many other outlets.  They are great to listen to when you’re exercising, sitting quietly or driving so that you can focus on what is being said.

Third, you can subscribe to newsletters that offer daily sustenance emails in the personal development or spiritual vein.  I subscribe to Abraham-Hicks, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Cynthia Kersey, Daily Om and The Universe at Tut to name a few.

Fourth, you can watch videos for free on YouTube or subscribe to any author or speaker you feel drawn to for their videos.  For instance, Abraham-Hicks has a YouTube channel where you can access many of their videos.  Just about any speaker you can think of has videos you can watch.

Fifth, you can like or subscribe to fan pages and groups on Facebook that are dedicated to personal development and/or spirituality.  Much like Elizabeth Hartigan’s page cited above, there are many Facebook pages that post content to help uplift you and program your mind for positivity and success.


So, you’re going to be thinking thoughts all day anyway.  Doesn’t it make sense to direct them for your utmost benefit?  I think so!!  All the Best my friends!