Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Charity never faileth

I'm loving these words this morning by  Guy Finley:

For us, the fulfillment of our desires is the acquisition of things, isn't it? "Get him to like me," "Get more of this," "Get that to work." Our mindset works in these opposites of this and that, here I am and there I will become. The Truth is saying to us: "No, no, no, no. Love -- the rule of Divine Life -- before all things." When we live by the rule of Divine Life and its completely equitable (meaning fair, balanced) character, all the concerns we have about all the things we need to do and be... fall away.

A spark of Divine Grace, a celestial seed has been sown into each of us, creating a need to find for ourselves that Goodness which will make us whole and free. We can't create that seed. So what must we do to find the Love that buried this seed, this hidden treasure within us? In one respect, the only thing we can do as a man or a woman on this earth is see to it that the ground in which it lies is properly prepared, nourished, and given everything it needs to flourish. Because if we do that, then that which put this celestial seed in us sees to it that we are in relationship with the part of ourselves that we have been seeking in everyone and everything else throughout our lives.
During the last year of struggle that I went through I kept getting the message, "The answer is always charity.  Charity never faileth."  It's comforting to me to know that no matter what the dilemma or problem is, the answer is always the same, charity.  Charity will never fail you.  It is always the answer.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

He is the way, the truth, the light

This video made me cry.  To see how this man longed to know Allah and in the strength of his intent and desire he came to know Jesus Christ, the Living God.  And I love how he explains with such emotion the love Jesus has for us and how easy it is for Him to forgive us.  We just need to want it.  We must believe in Him.  He is the answer to all of our problems.  He is the way, the truth, and the light.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Sheep

Last week I was in Ireland.  Yes.  Ireland.  I flew to Ireland and went from Dublin to Galway to Killarny to Mullingar.  It was an awesome trip and all around the way, especially around the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry, we saw lots of sheep.  Sheep all over the place!

In this video, you can learn more about sheep.  Two things stood out to me, sheep flock together.  And #2- almost everything sheep produce is useful!  They produce milk, wool, meat, and even manure!  I couldn't help but wonder how that applies to human beings as we are often referred to as sheep in the Bible.  I think we DO flock together and we are often more protected when we seek help from someone else and choose to not be isolated.  And that we are literally full of infinite potential, just like sheep, we are full of energy and the things we produce are not trash.  They are powerful and necessary in the world and we must learn to value ourselves and others in this way.  If God created the sheep to be such a productive animal, how much better would he produce us, his children?

So while in Ireland I saw lots of sheep.  I didn't think much of it until I got home and this Sunday at church the lesson was on the birth of Jesus.

In Luke 2 we read:

 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
 15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
 17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
 18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
And we talked about the shepherds and how they were believers.  They believed it all and they were the very first missionaries, making it known abroad!  They were brave.  They didn't dwell on fear or doubts.  They believed!  And as we believe we are protected and given the power to manifest our greatest desires.

We have been promised:

Ezekiel 34:12

As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
I think my trip to Ireland was a reminder to me that God is with me.  He is with you too!  He gathers us and our job is simply to believe.  Be a believer.  Believe that there is something greater than you.  Believe that it is on your side.  Believe that you can have the things you desire.  Believe that you are powerful because you are a son or daughter of God.  Believe that Jesus Christ came to this Earth and He will return again.  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Whispering Elephants and Talking Flowers

If you listen to the video in my last post you will hear Martha Beck speak about a time when she went to Africa and talked with elephants,,,

The school mistress in a little village had a palsy arm, and an elephant told them to go looking for this boy.  An elephant had been born 8 years before with shriveled legs and they thought she'd die and she didn't.  The whole herd began to behave differently from any other herd in the wild: all aggression stopped, the herd began walking in a horseshoe formation with this little elephant in the center, the elephants cleared the way for her and would lift her with their trunks and carry her across.  She came up to Martha and got as close as possible and held up her trunk to her.  And suddenly she could understand the elephants and they could understand her.  It was a space of no words.  The elephant she understood and was telling her she was here for a reason, pain is not necessarily suffering and disability is not what we think it is.

I love this message!

This summer at work I got into the habit of taking my lunch under a huge beautiful tree outside of my workplace on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.  In the summertime Temple Square has a garden that is so beautiful that it requires a team of gardeners to tend to it and people come from all over the world to enjoy the grounds and take pictures of the flowers.  So as I sat eating my lunch under this amazing beautiful tree (I wish I knew what type of tree it was but I don't), I just know I called it My Tree.  It was My Tree  because it provided this great shade that protected the flowers all around.  And the leaves draped down in such a poetic manner.  It was just a beautiful tree.  I sat there eating my lunch.  Feeling so much gratitude for the beauty around me.  All the colors of the flowers were so inspiring and the smell of the flowers was out of this world.  I could not help but feel inspired as I sat there happily feeding my stomach good food, smelling the sweet smell of summer and enjoying the beautiful colors- bright reds, pinks of all different shades, bright yellows and purples.  I once touched a flower and it was like the softest silk.  I marveled at how beautiful it was.  And all of a sudden I heard the flower talk back to me.  It told me of how beautiful I was!!!  and as I kept eating my lunch under that tree I realized the flowers were talking to me.   I started hearing messages from the flowers!   Another lesson the flowers taught me was the message of diversity and how each flavor of talent and skill is needed in this world.  How each person is a universe unto themselves.   And we need all the flavors.  All the colors are necessary and welcomed.  I learned so many lessons from the flowers this summer.  It was probably the best summer of my life.  One cold morning I was walking to work and realized the flowers were gone.  The gardeners had taken them out in preparation for winter.  It made me sad to see them go.  They were my friends.  I do know that they needed to rest and that I will get to see them again in the spring.  In the meantime I will reflect on the knowledge they gave me.  I also got some messages from the trees.  Trees have a lot of wisdom I learned.  So now whenever I see the flowers I greet them.  I marvel at their beauty and they send me back their love.

If you listen, you will hear the messages from the flowers and the elephants.  Just ask and listen.

And if you are having a hard time believing this post, check this one out of the Elephant Whisperer in Africa.  And what about the elephants in Thailand who knew the tsunami was coming before any human beings even fathomed the idea.

10 pathways to your best life

I'm loving this video!  Your right road is the road you are on right now!  If you are suffering, you just need to make some changes because you know something is wrong.  If you are feeling joy you are on the right path.  So either way you win!
1. Become still "Be still and know that I am God"--

“The way we react to adversity can be a major factor in how happy and successful we can be. . . . The simple secret is this: put your trust in the Lord, do your best, then leave the rest to Him” (“Come What May, and Love It,” Ensign, November 2008, 26, 28).

Less speaking, more listening.   We hear with our souls!!  Find time to be wordless.
2. Truth- when we move towards our truth we get stronger. physically and spiritually
3. Yearning or Desire- Your brain yammers, the soul of you is not corruptible.  Think of something you want.  Then get still and answer this question "What do you yearn for?"  Really feel it.  You are meant to have what you yearn for- peace, freedom, safety, you matter.  What you yearn for is what you deserve to have.  "God pulls us through life by the heart" Open your imagination to whatever you yearn for.
4. Creativity- problem solve and make it happen.
Read the book the Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
5. Risk- when you do what you fear you lose the fear of it
6. Treats- we love treats!  It doesn't have to be expensive but it has to be beautiful to your senses.
7. Play-what do you love to do?  See it as play.  Use the language that calls it what it is--play.
8. Rest- we don't do enough of this in our culture. Learn to rest.  We play until we feel grumpy and give yourself rest as a gift.  Rest for yourself.  Rest for your body.  I am resting for my fears and loves.  I am resting for my heart.  The rhythm of life is play and rest, play and rest, play and rest.
9 Laughter and Tears- feel it and let go.
10 Gratitude- pray in gratitude- prayer is not begging and apologizing.  Gratitude for the accident, for what had happened.    

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Love is Giving Others Room to Grow

I love this post from Guy Finley in which he talks about the importance of staying in your own space instead of trying to change others by invading their space.  He explains that when we stay in our own space we will see miracles begin to happen.  This is possible when we try to hear God and focus on our own actions.  We then cease to be a victim of someone else's actions.  Instead we begin to connect to Truth and we are now playing on higher level of energy.

I have seen the movie Zorro many times before but I had never realized the wisdom in these words:
 "Stay in your circle. Don't go outside the circle for any reason whatsoever, because if you'll stay in your circle, what you need will come to you. Then, because you have remained in your circle, you will be able to deal with it on your terms."

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Stars, the Wind, the Trees, the Flowers!

Lately I have become totally entranced, mystified by the trees and the flowers.  Did you know that the branches of trees point upward to the sky because they are in constant praise and worship of God?  Did you know that when you are in tune with your heart, you can actually hear the flowers talk? 

I know I sound like a crazy person but it is true.  If we become truly quiet inside ourselves, expressing love, being love, we begin to listen to the messages found in nature, because it is in nature that God resides.  He created all things and they all praise Him.  When we get that quiet we can actually feel the gentle brush of truth.  It is like a subtle wind that brushes up against us in the quiet and even darkest moments of our life.  When we come to Him with questions, we get that soft wind blowing against us so gently that if we weren't so desperate to hear it, we might even miss it.  That is the gentle brush of truth.  It usually tells us who we really are, reminds us we are divine beings, reminds us of our power and of the happiness and joy that is our birthright.

 The Gentle Brush of Truth

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday Notes

Here are some principles I learned this Sunday:

-The power of sisterhood lies in vising with each other, allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, talking about the dark topics in our life and allowing others to help us.  It is when we talk, that we can bring light into the dark parts of your lives and receive healing.

-The more we learn to love ourselves, the less we feel a need to rebel against God and against the truth.  The more you love yourself, the more you embrace the truth because you realize that it's all for your greater good.

-I'm loving this scripture in Proverbs 3: 13-26
 13 ¶Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
 16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
 18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
 19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
 20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
 21 ¶My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
 22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
 23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
 24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
 25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
 26 For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

All Things Denote There is a God

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

If You've Ever Wondered If You Can Have It All

Read this post on the Huffington Post about three sisters who created a multimillion dollar business.

Because we are children of God, we can create anything.  Anything!  Even the things that are unimaginable.

He Makes Weak Things Strong Unto Us

I'm so inspired by this video I found today:

This woman, Maysoon Zayid, has cerebral palsy AND she is truly beautiful!  Her spirit is shining through!  She has found her soul's purpose on this Earth and she is contributing to people's happiness through her talent of comedy and humor.  I am so inspired by her!

As I listened to her interview I thought to myself, of how this woman's strength lies in her weakness.  It was a gift to God for her and she has been able to discover that and use that to her advantage in her life.  I thought of how there are no failures or mistakes.  God's hand is in all of our lives.  I thought of how beautiful she is and how there will always be people who are governed by demons-- people who want to tear us down, people who do not see with their spiritual eyes but rather hold on to the physical and carnal things as evidence of false truths.  Each person on this Earth must be stronger than these demons.  We must know our worth.  That we are children of God and that we are beautiful and that in our weakness is where God manifests His miracles.  Through our weaknesses we can honor God and find our greatest strengths.  If this woman has done this, why can't I?

Elder Gerald Causse said:

One of the most comforting teachings of the gospel is that each son and daughter of God—every one of us—is born with an inheritance of gifts, talents, and abilities that can help us through our earthly mission. The scripture says, “For there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God.”7 We cannot be happy and successful in life without gratefully acknowledging those gifts and doing all we can to develop them. Our problem is never that we have no strengths; the problem comes when we do not recognize our strengths and build upon them...I assure you, the Lord has the power to transform your weaknesses into strengths! The promise made by the Lord to the Apostle Paul is valid for each of you: “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”5 And then Paul added, “For when I am weak, then am I strong.”6--2 Corinthians 12:10.

“God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”4-- 1 Corinthians 1:27. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Purple Pansies

Today was a rainy day.  I take the subway to work everyday and today was a downpour.  I watched as people who had forgotten their umbrella at home ran through the street drenched.  As I walked to work I couldn't help but see the darkness in the clouds, but then I saw the beautiful flowers in the garden.  They were beautiful!

And I got even more inspired when I thought of this little song I learned as a child:
  1. 1. Little purple pansies, touched with yellow gold,
    Growing in one corner of the garden old;
    We are very tiny but must try, try, try
    Just one spot to gladden, you and I.
  2. 2. In whatever corner we may chance to grow,
    Whether cold or warm the wind may ever blow,
    Dark the day or sunny, we must try, try, try
    Just one spot to gladden, you and I.

    Picture taken from: http://looslifamily.blogspot.com/2013/09/15-years.html

Want to be Invincible?

Knowing that Christ will comfort us can bring us peace and inspire us to follow His example by ministering to others.

President Thomas S. Monson said: “Our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments. There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us.  My beloved brothers and sisters, fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.”  --Be of Good Cheer, Thomas S. Monson

Letting Go

I found this email by Guy Finley in my inbox this morning and I'm totally loving it.  He says:

As the truth of our situation becomes clear -- that we experience in life what we are, no more, no less -- we can begin simply to release ourselves, to let go of what we're sure we must have to be free... and all of its certainty about how things should be. And, from out of this new awareness a whole new kind of need is awakened within us, one that goes before us at all times. It is a silent request to the Almighty: Please step in and rule this moment...we will find that God, in turn, places us where troubles can no longer touch us.
 What are you holding on to at this moment?  What can you release to God?  God doesn't just go with us.  He goes before us.

Monday, September 8, 2014


This song is by Kenneth Cope and the video is by McKenzie McDonald.

I love this song!  It lights me from within.

To Sweep The Earth as with a Flood

As children of God we are all one.  We are not separate.  We see each other as separate through our natural way of seeing, but when we begin to see with our spiritual eyes we realize that we are all interconnected.  We succeed together. 

The world has gone through many eras but the one we are presently is exciting because there is so much wisdom and knowledge of spiritual truths being shared by people all over the world.  The world is hungry for spiritual truths and awakenings. 
‘For, verily, the sound must go forth from this place into all the world, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth—the gospel must be preached unto every creature’ (D&C 58:64)

People are realizing that there is something beyond what we see.  There is a force beyond the physical dimension that supports us and loves us.  The more we share these truths with each other and give gratitude to God for them, the more we will receive to benefit us.  It's all for our benefit.

You may already know many of these truths yourself through your own religion.  I love all religions.  I encourage you to share your truths with me as well.   What is most important than religion is that we come to know God.  And that we practice His truths in our lives so we can be happy.  I am always learning new things and I encourage you to share your truths with me.  


Welcome to my blog on all things spiritual and metaphysical.  The title of the blog All Things Denote There is a God is so powerful to me.  I have seen evidence of this truth in my life many times and also in the lives of others.  When we look at the sky, we know there is a God.  We see the clouds, we see the stars.  This weekend I went camping and there I was starring into the starry sky.  Looking at the Big Dipper and other beautiful constellations.  Stars without number.  How did God do it?  How did He create everything in this world, everything in the universe and how did he create me?  Everything testifies of Him.  Everything.  Even when we don't know that He is our God in our brain, we always know it in our heart.  Go ahead, if you don't know it, ask.  Ask it in your heart.  Ask from the very bottom of your heart with a true desire to know.  Ask Him directly.  Ask out loud.  Ask with in a teachable attitude.  You will get an answer. 

The best part of everything is that God is always helping us.  He always wants the best for us.  His desire is for us to grow and become powerful like Him.  He wants us to learn the mysteries of the Earth.  He wants us to realize our own magnificent self- to have eyes to see what He sees in us!  He wants us to realize that we are Divine Royalty because we are his children.  We have his essence in us.  We are powerful to create anything we want to create because we are His children and He created us! 

I love Him.  He is my Redeemer and I am so lucky to know the truths I know.  To know Him because he is Truth, the Beginning and the End.  In him, I am made strong.  With Him, I can do anything.

I hope you will enjoy my blog and find something useful here for yourself.  If you don't believe in God. Believe.  Don't waste another day of your life not believing.  If you can't believe it, at least desire to believe.  Ask the universe to help you in your desire to believe.  If you are or have gone through challenges in life, God is your answer.  Believe in Him.