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Superficial Happiness or Lasting? June 9, 2009

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In today’s world where we are so aware of what is happening with people all over the planet, it is hard to be blissfully happy in our own little world, unless we want to shut out all news from those around the globe. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to travel around the world, or even to less fortunate neighborhoods in our own country, know that serious poverty exists. When we see pictures of starving children on television, we know that those children are real and that the flies that buzz around them are real.

How happy can one be sitting on the beach drinking an iced cafe latte, knowing that others are starving? While facing this question does not bring immediate happiness, facing and dealing with the problems of the world will ultimately bring a real spiritual happiness, which is the core of bliss.   The superficial happiness that comes when we can buy a bigger house or a diamond ring, is not a lasting happiness.  As we evolve into higher states of consciousness and begin to give more of what we have to others, then we can find a lasting happiness.

Let us all pray that we can take an honest look at our world and find ways to help others through our prayers and through donations of money, goods and time.  As we help others, we help ourselves. We evolve into a better world where everyone can benefit from the joys life offers.  It is often the poor who give to the poor, as they know what it is like to be in need of food, housing and clothing.  Those of us who are not in poverty need to imagine what it would be like to be living on the street, trying to get enough food for each day.

As we raise our spiritual consciousness, we come to understand that We Are All One.  None of us are separate, and that child across the world who is staving, is part of us.  When we go to sleep at night, in the background of our consciousness we see that truth and know that all of us are connected.  Let us learn to see the truth about the world when we are in the waking state, so that we can reach out more to help those in need.  Then we will find lasting happiness.

Author and Psychic Medium Carole Lynne

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Where to Begin to Help the MOST Needy? June 4, 2009

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Although many people are involved in projects that help others, there are also many of us who are searching for ways to help those who are in dire poverty: those without safe places to live, food to eat and medical attention available.

As we begin our search for the best ways to help others,  sometimes we confront feelings that are difficult to cope with. It is only in facing ourselves and our feelings that we can move ahead and give to the world.

The following are suggestions in overcoming the obstacles to providing help:

Coping With Extreme Sadness: Many people who have visited parts of their own country or parts of other countries where they have seen people dying on the street, are gripped with such intense sorrow that it can be almost impossible to cope with.   For some of us this sadness is the first step in realizing that we must give up some of what we have to others.  For some of us the pain is so overwhelming that we have to turn our backs and say “There are so many starving people, that there is nothing I can do.”

Seeing others dying or in deep pain can also activate sadness about the difficulties we have had in our own lives.  When this happens we can either evoke compassion for our own problems and the problems of others, or we can become again so overwhelmed with our own problems that all we can feel is anger and we are not able to help either ourselves or others.

One of the first steps in helping others is to find a way to cope with the sadness we experience. If we cannot cope with the emotional pain, we will most likely turn our backs on those who are desperate.

Making An Assessment of What One Can Do: Everyone can be helpful no matter what their life situation. Some have money to give, others do not. Some have time to give, others do not. There is no one way to help. There IS a way for each of us to help depending on our own life circumstances.  If we have money, then it is time to identify where we want to donate: to charitable organizations, or perhaps to a friend we know who is desperate at the moment.  If we are barely paying our own bills, then we do not have much money to donate at all, but we can research organizations that need money, and start a campaign to raise money by contacting all of our friends and acquaintances who DO have money to spend.

Years ago, I used to give pot luck parties to raise money for charitable organizations.  Everyone brought a dish, the musicians in the group played some music, and everyone donated what they could to the organization featured that evening. When possible, a member of the charitable organization spoke to us about the needs of their group.  A good time was had by all, and money was raised for the charity.  We did not raise alot of money: a few hundred dollars, but every penny helps when the need is great.

Some have no money to donate, but alot of time on their hands.  I know people and I am sure you also know those who are volunteering their time to groups such as Meals on Wheels or who volunteer in a hospice.  My sister in law Julie is in China at the moment volunteering her skills as a physical therapist, teaching parents of disabled children how to help their kids. Another sister in law Sharon, creates paintings that she sells to raise money for Babies Need Food. I am sure you know people in  your family who work for others, and perhaps you do yourself.

Coping with Complainers: On the other hand we also know people with alot of time on their hands who spend most of their time complaining and do not do anything to help themselves or others.  Perhaps we can gentley suggest to our complaining friends that there are many community groups that could use their help. Or if we are one of the complainers then perhaps we need to give ourselves a swift “you know what” and get ourselves out  of our own misery. If I am a complainer, I could better use my time reading to those who cannot see, or visiting the senior center and helping out.

Understanding That GIVING is NOT Always Easy: There has been a great deal written in the past few years about being kind to people as in “random acts of kindness.”  Being kind on a daily basis is VERY important and this comment in not meant to be critical of daily kindness.  But let us now fool ourselves into thinking that smiling at someone in the supermarket is going to put food on the table of starving people.  Of course it is important to be kind to people everywhere, all the time.  But we need to do more than that, and not rationalize that we are doing our part for humanity by simply being kind in the supermarket or on the highway.

Giving is sometimes painful. Remember the moment in the movie “Ghost” when Whoopie hands over the million dollar check to the Salvation Army?  She keeps trying to let go of the check, but it is obvious by her facial expressions that this is VERY hard to do!

Have you ever given something you really love to another family member, and struggled as you let go of your favorite piece of jewelry? Giving is a challenge. I personally find it impossible to give up things of mine that are sentimental. I can more easily give of my time or make a donation. Give up some silly thing of mine that I love? No, I cannot do it yet. I am working on it.

Helping is a Win Win Project: If we are able to cope with the extreme feelings of sadness that seeing the world problems brings, and if we can access our own lives to determine the ways that we can help and the ways we cannot, then we are on the road to becoming more helpful. We all know how incredible it feels to be of service to others.  When we are helpful we get in touch with the aspects of our consciousness that are closer to the Divine.  It is this connection to a power greater than ourselves, that brings inner peace and happiness.  It does not matter what words we use: God, Higher Power, Divine, Beloved.

I have a long ways to go as I learn to be more giving.  How about you?

Author and Psychic Medium Carole Lynne

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Do you have a PERSONAL ENERGY CRISIS? May 12, 2009

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We read about the worldwide energy crisis and we are all beginning to understand that we need to conserve energy and find new energy sources.  That being probably the most important issue our planet has to face, let us for the moment start by looking within ourselves to see if we have our own PERSONAL ENERGY CRISIS.

This morning as I open up to the guidance within, I hear that I must look at my own personal energy crisis. What does that mean? I need to look within to see what I am allowing in my life to cause “energy leaks.”  But what is an energy leak? I perceive an energy leak to be an expenditure of energy on something that it should not be spent on, in the same way that if oil leaks from my car onto the floor of my garage, the oil is not being used for the right purpose.

If I allow people to upset me and “spend”  alot of energy on my upset, then that same energy is not available to do something more worthwhile during my day.  If I allow myself to get involved in useless gossip, then I am spending energy that might otherwise be spent on a more worthwhile activity.

If I am going to be able to help myself and others, I need to avoid energy leaks.

If all of us could look within and ask ourselves if we are using our personal energy in the best way, many of us would discover that we need to be more discerning.  It is only as we learn to use our energy in the best ways, that we will have the energy we need to help our world, which still has many problems.   We still need to solve the problems of war, hunger and poverty. We still need to solve the problems of abuse in our world.  None of us can solve all those problems alone, but if each one of us learned how to make better choices in the ways we use our energy, we would each have time to devote ourselves to a project that would be helpful to the world.

Carole Lynne   Author of Cosmic Connection: Messages for a Better World

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We Are All Mother’s of the Earth Let Us Not Escape into Cyberspace May 8, 2009

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As we approach Mother’s day, it is a day that we think about caring for others. That is what a mother must do for her children.  On Mother’s day let us all find a way to find the mother instinct within. Every woman and man has the instinct of a parent.

As we find ourselves so comfortable in “cyberspace” I sometimes wonder if we are going more inward into technology, because we fear that being outside will ultimately not be safe. Sometimes I wonder if children are so involved in computers and in cyberspace because they know that the new world will not be as safe outside as it has been for generations past. When I have these feelings, I hope I am wrong.

I pray that we can seriously once again learn to take care of the earth, and all be mothers to the earth.

Carole Lynne

Author of Cosmic Connection: Messages for a Better World

How to Help the Helpless April 28, 2009

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It is very important and yet difficult to help those who are not able to help themselves. First of all, we need to understand in the specific case of a helpless person, what is the best kind of help to be given.

If there are a group of people who are starving, then the answer may be to give money to a reputable organization that can use the funds to purchase food for the hungry. If there are people who are homeless, unless one can provide a home (which many of us cannot or do not feel comfortable offering) then the best way to help might be to either volunteer time to an organization for the homeless, or give funds to such an organization.  Sometimes the best way to help the helpless is through an organization dedicated to helping a particular group of people.

When someone we know personally needs help, such as a family member of close friend, then we need to find out from that person what will be most helpful.  If our loved one is recovering from  surgery would it be helpful to bring food? If so, we need to find out what kind of food the person is advised and likes to eat, or our food will simply take up room in the refrigerator and never be eaten.  If the person needs to have someone walk the dog or feed the cat, then we need to know if we can do that j0b, or if someone else needs to help in that way.   If the person needs shopping done, perhaps that is the thing to do.   When getting a list of the person’s needs, it is important to organize a group of family or friends so that as large a number of people as possible share in the helping activities.  As one person, it becomes too difficult to keep up with all of ones own responsibilities as well as the responsibilities of a loved one who for the moment, cannot do their own chores.   Sometimes the best way to help a loved one in need is to organize a group of “helpers.”

It becomes harder to know how to help a helpless person who really could help themselves if he or she was motivated to do so.  We all know people who through lack of courage, moral stamina and determination, bring themselves into a place of despair that they could get themselves out of.  From my point of view, these people need a spiritual lift into an energy of hope. They need a psychological understanding that they are responsible for themselves.  In many of these cases, we advice people to seek medical help or to see a therapist. When the person refuses, it becomes very difficult to know how to help a person who will not help themselves.   I sometimes reach a point where my only choice is to pray for a person in such despair, as my phone calls and visits do not seem to provide much help. In these cases, I also have to put a limit on the number of phone calls and visits I make, because ultimately I can also become depressed and frustrated.  However, I do not wish to stop communication, but must set limits.  Sometimes we must set limits with people who could help themselves but do not.

Helping others is an important part of the spiritual path for each one of us.  It is difficult to make time to help others and often difficult to share our money. But unless we are starving ourselves and unable to take care of ourselves, we must make both time and money, within our own limits,  available for those in need.

Psychic Medium Carole Lynne

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Earth Day Every Day April 21, 2009

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As we approach Earth Day on April 22, we need to remember that Earth Day must be an Every Day event in our lives.  We can no longer sit back and blame “THEM”  for using up the earths resources, as it is “US.”  There is no “THEM” to blame.

It is only through spiritual unfoldment and opening to the wider aspects of our consciousness that we are likely to make the huge changes that we need to make on this planet. In order for us to change, we have to think less about our personal desires and more about what is good for the world as a whole.   Coming to this state of mind is very difficult and without spiritual growth, we will only make minor changes in our lives.

Today and every day each one of us must ask ourselves “What can I do today to help the world? What can I do to reduce the carbon-footprint on this earth?  What can I do to help people who do not have enough to eat? What can I do to help our world learn to find solutions to disagreements?

We need to evolve into human beings that find war, poverty and pollution unthinkable. This will only come as we evolve spiritually.

Carole Lynne author of “Cosmic Connection: Messages for a Better World”

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Wonderful time on “X” Zone Radio with Rob McConnell April 15, 2009

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Hi Friends,

Yesterday I got a last minute call from my publisher: “Can you be on Rob McConnell’s show at eleven tonight?”  “ELEVEN at night” I screamed to myself.  The publisher continued:” They want you to talk about your new book.”  “Of course,”  I said “I will do it.”

I am so eager to have the opportunity to speak about Cosmic Connection: Messages for a Better World because I so deeply believe in the message spirit brings to us through the writings published in this book.

As I got ready to go on the show by telephone from my home office in Newton, I was reminded of the early days of radio when my Dad owned a small radio station in Ventura, California: KVEN.   As a six year old I was on the radio on Saturdays playing kids records for any kids who would listen. Now here I was on April 14th, 2009: the anniversary of my Dad’s passing to spirit, on the radio again talking about a book that lets us know what the spirit world believes we need to do.  I have been feeling the presence of my Dad’s spirit alot lately, and hopefully his spirit was aware of the show last night where Rob McConnell and I talked for an hour about the importance of each human being on this planet recognizing that we are all connected.

We can no longer be “out for ourselves.”  The old phrase “each man for himself” is history!  We have to all be out for each other.

By the way, Rob McConnell is an excellent host and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with him. Google his name or “X” Zone Radio to find out more about the show and read the list of who will be interviewed each week.

Psychic Medium Carole Lynne

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“Cosmically Conscious” with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Warms My Heart April 8, 2009

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Sometimes we feel a “spiritual high.”  I had one this week through one of those supposed coincidences, that many of us feel are not really coincidences.  Here is it the first week my new book Cosmic Connection: Messages for a Better World is available in bookstores.  My husband, God bless him, sends me an article from the New York Times about a benefit concert called Change Begins Within.  The headliners were Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and they sang a song called Cosmically Conscious. When I read the article and especially when I listened to the song on YouTube, I was elated.  While I realize this song was not written for me personally, it felt as if it had been written for all of us who realize that it is NOW time to create a better world, and change does begin within.

On a personal level,  my husband brought me this song at just the right moment, and that was a true gift.

I have promised myself for three years: “When I finish writing this book and I am in the process of letting the world know about Cosmic Connection: Messages for a Better World” I am going to bring my music back into my life.  I am going to cut the finger nails of my left hand (you female guitarists know how hard it is to have to do this) and start playing guitar and singing again.

Cosmically Conscious is going to be the first new song I will learn. I got my guitar out this morning and I am working up to getting out the nail clippers.

Hope you all get a chance to share in my spiritual experiences in Cosmic Connection: Messages for a Better World. The excitement I feel about the new book and the words spirit has given me for the book, is boundless.

Psychic Medium Carole Lynne

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Holiday Message and Predictions from Psychic Medium Carole Lynne December 20, 2008

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AS OUR WORLD CHANGES— BUCKLE UP YOUR SPIRITUAL SEAT BELTS

I am not usually a psychic medium who is willing to make predictions, but this year I feel impressed to do so.   The Guidance that I feel around me tells me that it is time for all of us to “buckle up our spiritual seat belts” and get ready to take an incredible ride.  There will be many opportunities for spiritual growth in the next year and in the years to come.  Those of us who focus on walking the spiritual path need to get our own spiritual houses in order so that we may act as anchors of light for others. There will be many great awakenings in the next year where people who have been centered on themselves and centered on material possessions, will be called upon to change their ways.  For those who have always had things their way and have always had everything they want instantly, change is going to be difficult.   We must support others as they need to change.  Each one of us will also need to make changes, and so when we need help we must call on each other.

You do not have to be psychic to know that we have and will have great financial challenges in the next year or so.  You do not have to be psychic to know how important it is for us to make choices that help our world to stop the pollution that threatens our planet earth.  Money will not flow as easily as before, and we will have more evidence that our planet is in danger and we must act NOW rather than waiting to have more proof that we have a problem with the environment.

We are going to be called on more than ever to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for our personal lives, our neighborhood, our community, our state, our country and our world.  The days are over when we can just lay back and let “them” take care of everything.  Our world leaders  and our governments cannot solve all our problems. The God of our understanding cannot protect us from the bad choices we make.  We are going to be asked to help in a way that we have not been asked for many years. The time has come for all of us to become involved in helping our world: each in our own way.

Each one of us must face our local, national and world challenges and find ways to do our part.

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A Prayer for the Holidays

Let us first of all send our prayers and healing thoughts to all those who have lost loved ones and who are in deep grief.   We know how hard it is to be missing a family member at this time and we send you our love. Let us also send our prayers and healing thoughts to all those who are ill, in poverty or depressed.  We pray that better times reach you soon.

Let us be grateful for all of our friends and family and wish them the very best for the holiday season and for the new year. Let us be grateful for every breath we take, knowing that breath is life. Let us look for the goodness in every person and in every moment, knowing that there is something that can be learned even in difficult situations.

Let us laugh and remember not to take ourselves, others or life too seriously. It seems that when we get a chance to meet the great Gurus, they are often laughing.  Perhaps life can be very spiritual and incredibly funny all at the same time.

So be it.

I extend a personal thank you to all of you on my email list and who visit our blog. I thank you for your communication through out the year.   You are important to me and please receive my gratitude.

Carole Lynne

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