Trying to Get it Right

A Poem I wrote today about the struggle in trying to get something right!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trying to Get it Right
Written by: Elizabeth A. Van Cleve

I heard you the first time
and tried to get it right
But my memory and my will
Got into a fight
My will it won the battle
and overtook my might

Your earnest plea the next time
Made my memory strong
I made a resolution
Not to get it wrong
But my resolution vanquished
Beneath the pressing throng

The punishment convinced me
N’er let my focus stray
To do my duty faithfully
Let nothing dim my way
But boredom slowed my footsteps
Daydreams set me to play

Your smile was refreshing
As you explained to me
The hows and whats and whys
And then you set me free
Right or wrong or not at all
Was now a choice for me

I heard you the last time
But now I understood
I didn’t have to try this time
I knew I surely would
For my will was now the Master
Of the right way for my good!

Your Inner River that Satifies

there-is-a-river

There is a river
That flows from deep within,
There is a fountain
That frees the soul from sin,
Come to this water,
There is a vast supply,
There is a river
That never shall run dry.

This song talks about the river that “flows from deep within.”

In my book, “The Voice of God Within” I share my journey out of the abyss of religious muck and mire and finding true soul freedom when I began to listen within. I still hear that voice, and I have more peace now than I ever did in stuck in the boxed up teachings of Christianity.

However, my time spent in religion was not in vain. It was a stepping stone to where I am today- a learning process. I do not regret it. I was doing my very best during those years with what I understood. Nor do I advocate that religion is unnecessary. Many people are helped greatly by their religious affiliation.

But the greatest freedom, joy, peace and love all come from the voice within– There is a river that flows deep within each and every one of us. Most religious systems teach that you have to go through a process to receive this special infilling that gives you access to this river. Yet, I have found that it is these very processes offered that keep you away from this precious inner guidance. Religious dogma and expectations cause a person to look more without than within.

The REAL awakening comes when you hear and listen to the voice within. This voice is in every one of us. It is the very spark of life. It is the realization that YOU are the temple of God. Not a building or a group of people- but YOU! The Christ experience is to understand that you too are God incarnate.

“Is it not written in your scriptures, Ye are gods?” ~Jesus Christ

This song talks about freedom from sin, which is what keeps us from drinking of this eternal river. Sin is separation from God, or to put it more plainly- separation from SELF. It is anything that keeps you from listening within. When we hear that voice within, it leads us to have abundant life.

“I came so that you might have a more abundant life” ~Jesus Christ

To be religious is to be dedicated to a systematic way of living, to its rules, and to its religious observances. It is to have an allegorical “old-testament” way of life- to fear and quake before a powerful God- outside yourself, that will one day destroy all that is known to us today; it is to be judgmental of yourself and others; it is to separate, to war against, and to destroy your personal self- old testament religion is divisive. It is an allegorical testament of the evolution of man.

But to be authentic- or what Christ said to the woman at the well, to be in spirit and in truth, is to listen within; it is to drink of the inner eternal waters; it is to be reconnected to yourself; it is to become alive to your true, authentic self, which is God incarnate; it is to be free from rules and regulations and simply subjected to yourself to your own inner guidance system; it is to connect to pure, infinite, unconditional love; it is peace and serenity with yourself, with this life here, with others, and with God; it is the peace that passes understanding; it is to know that you can never really be separate from God; it is understanding that nothing in and of itself is evil or bad, but only perceived as evil (Romans 14:14); it is to be okay with where other people are in their journey; It is the freedom from feeling responsible for other peoples journey; it is to love everyone everywhere because you realize that what you do to one, you ultimately do to yourself; it is understanding that we are all of one source and life is eternal, and this too shall pass; it is knowing that the only thing that is real is that which never changes- that voice of God within- that YOU that has been there all along…

Look for that river within- it is a VAST supply!

 

 

 

Embracing the Art of Manifestation

Manifestation is the hype of this age. Many people are tirelessly seeking out information and educators on manifestation with a desire to create the reality that they crave. As new as the idea or concept is to some, manifestation has always been a part of life. Awareness of how it is working in your life and what influences the vibrations that mold your reality, is key to creating a life of intention.

Much of religion manipulate vibrations through changing habits, through prayer, and creating new thought forms by way of scripture study. The Christian Bible has a scripture that says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” In order to effectively manifest, vision is imperative. The clearer the vision, the more detailed, the more longed for and felt in the heart, the stronger the vibrations are put out into our universe and hence manifest into this reality. When a person prays earnestly with a distinct desire envisioned- that prayer is answered; so if the prayer was for healing of an infirmity, healing comes.

Child-like enchantmentManifestation can be synonymous with prayer, intentions, or magic; They all have the same powerful purpose behind them- to manipulate and change what is, into what is desired. And for what purpose? It is to create happiness and satisfaction. Life regains child-like excitement and magic when we begin to understand and embrace the art of manifestation;  the earth becomes a wondrous playground, full of enchantments waiting to be discovered.

We can begin our day in Spirit and truth; looking within to what resonates with self. We set our intentions of what we want the day to feel like- what we desire to experience. Go within and ask yourself what you need today to be like so it will be a good day. If you can, write it down, or record your intentions in a voice recorder. Do you want to feel relaxed? Do you desire assistance in something? To you want to experience love and connection? Whatever you desire this day, enter this desire first within your own soul in connection to Spirit. Feel it, embrace it. What does today as a perfect day look like?

At the end of the day, reexamine your intentions? Did they manifest? You will be surprised at how effective this can be. As you practice you will be impressed by how much of a cocreator you truly are in this physical dimension. Step out of the boxes you have locked your self away in. Open yourself up to the infinite universe. Possibilities are endless. This is never selfish, because when you manifest happiness, you raise your vibrations and thus the vibrations of the entire universe. There is a ripple effect- high vibrations affects everyone for the better!

ocean magicYesterday I took a road trip to the coast with several other people. I kept my vibration open to magic and excitement. When we arrived at our destination, we picnicked then went for a walk along the beach. For me, the earth was an exciting, magical place. I knew it. I felt it. I found beauty and enchantment in everything around me; an old wooden arch and stairway leading to the beach was a portal into another dimension. The seedpods from a thistle were fairies that carried our wishes into the winds. I wished that the day would be filled with special magical moments, and then I blew them all away.

I prayed for our safety and protection and rested in assurance of it. The day was beautifully overcast and cool. I soaked as much of earths beauty as I could into my soul. Whenever someone put out a negative vibration- with words or moods, I strengthened the high vibrations I set which affected positive change in the negative vibrations.

Driving home we spotted what we at first thought were dolphins. I quickly pulled off to the side of the road and we jumped out of the car. There were probably fifty-plus seals jumping about the waters, and swimming around them was a pod of Orca whales. Gorgeous and majestic they enchanted us with their magic for a good fifteen minutes. One member of our group excitedly exclaimed that she set intentions that morning to see a whale. On the drive home we read Shamanic meanings of seeing Orcas and seals and each of us found soul-satisfying synchronicties. I knew my wish for magical moments had seen it’s zenith for the day. We loathed to leave that place of serendipity- manifestation at its finest!

Many people believe that the art of manifestation is all about getting things you want. While attaining things can be a fun part of manifestation, the real art is in creating a life that is enchanting, magical, fun and brilliant. Its about being present- its about experience, growth and learning. The earth is our platform waiting to be discovered and rediscovered through an infinity of perspectives. The sky is the limit. The universe is magical!