About Universalove

I am an author on a heartfelt mission. I want to share a truth that makes a difference to how one may exist in the world after trauma and victimization. I want our soldiers, veterans, and innocent victims to know PTSD does not have to own us. In fact, we are far greater than this disorder can ever be. We just have to see it for what it is. We have to see ourselves and once we realize this is our greatest priority, our godhood kicks in and reign.

You Are A Shinning Star

You Are A Shinning Star!

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that doesn’t serve you,
grows you or makes you happy.
by Robert Tew

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
by Mo Williems

Stop being a prisoner of your past.
Become the architect of your future.
by Robin Sharma

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Believe In Your Dreams

Believe In Your Dreams

Dream big and grow into your dreams.
Hold your dream in your mind and it will appear in the physical world too.

Never be afraid to be you.

Stay aware of your thoughts for they are a preview of things to come.

Hold strong to your convictions no matter how outnumbered you may be.

Know that within you is the confidence to overcome the doubt.
If you can find your confidence you will discover there never was a need to doubt.

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Direct Your Mind Or Be Directed

Direct Your Mind Or Be Directed

Unhappiness is a season that will pass, bringing sunshine and flowers.

Do not let fear stop you.

Problems exist in the mind, and it is within the power of the mind to embrace and observe them.

You can be the creator of this moment.

Every moment of life is the most exciting, unbelievably miraculous thing you could imagine.

Once you appreciate this, then even washing the dishes cannot be despised.

by Liz Dean

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What Are You Doing?

What Are You Doing?

Worry is a misuse of imagination.
by Dan Zadra

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind.
If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
by Arthur Somers Roche

We’ll weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.
by John Ruskin

Worrying is like a rocking chair.
It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.
Did you put off doing something yesterday?
Did you say yesterday that you were going to do it today?
How many days, months, or even years have you said you will do it tomorrow?
That’s the “tomorrow trap” that most never get out of.
They actually make themselves feel better by fooling themselves
and making themselves believe they will do it tomorrow.
But they won’t.

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We Love And Respect Our Veterans

We Love And Respect Our Veterans

This link is fantastic for those living with PTSD and have someone living with you with PTSD.
For sure Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a daily reality of crucial love is in our lives.
I appreciate this website. It is a reality check of daily living of people who encounters this disorder in their lives.
Thank you so much for such valuable information.
Together, we can make a difference one day at a time.
Please click on t is link and join us as we tend to one another.
This shares every facet of family situations. Spend some time here.

This is such a bonding place to go in understanding PTSD
http://www.loveourvets.org/2015/02/26/ptsd-i-loved-someone-with-ptsd-video-poem/

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Make Peace Of Mind Your Priority

Peace Of Mind

If your mind is as cluttered as an old attic,
it is not enough to tidy the room – you must throw things out.
by Liz Dean

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Happiness comes from being, not having.
Calming your mind will bring you strength.
Rather than connecting to nature’s simplicity, we opt for an excited mind.
by Kiva Bottero

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Live As Though You Know

Live As Though You Know

If we choose to remain as we, fear that change is painful, we live with fear.

When the heart weeps for what is lost, the spirit laughs for what it has found.

However compassionate we are, we can never see entirely into the mind of another.

Learn to trust that part of the mind that you can’t see.

The subtle parts of your mind will speak to you if you keep quiet long enough to let them.

By Liz Dean

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Choose Gratitude

Choose Gratitude

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings,
turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
by William Arthur Ward

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked.
Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
by Louise L. Hay

Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.
by Wayne Dyer

Never let go of hope.
One day you will see that it all has finally come together.
What you have always wished for has finally come to be.

Sometimes you just need a little help.

The new year is almost here.
Make this next year the year it happens for you.
There is absolutely no reason you can’t.

Choose Gratitude For Today!

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Heart Of A Soldier

Heart Of A Soldier

Message from Linda D. Wattley:  I just wanted to share with you a conversation I had with a woman last night who recently lost a family member (a soldier) that I knew.

The woman relayed that her nephew, whom the family believed had PTSD, was tragically taken from the world and the family is trying to come to terms with that disease, his loss, and how it affected him.

We talked for a good while and I brought up your book Soldier With A Backpack.  I told her how PTSD affected you, your family, and those loved ones around you.  We talked about how PTSD is a silent disease that is largely misunderstood.  I then let her know about your book and how it helps those understand a lot of what the disease is and how it effects all; not just the one who may have experienced a tragic event.

She asked for info on the book and I gave it to her.  She was very thankful that I took over an hour of my time to talk with her and not just brush her off.

Today, she called me and said they ordered your book and look forward to another conversation with me after they finish reading it.

Linda, your book has been a blessing to many and it still continues to reach many in their time of need.  I can not thank you enough for writing the book about PTSD and helping a lot of people to understand more on this silent disease.

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You Are The Author Of Your Own Life Story

You Are The Author Of Your Own Life Story

 No matter what your age you can always be young at heart.

Always continue to look higher.  Life’s possibilities are endless.

It is your right to live life abundantly and be sure you do it with integrity.

This is your story to write.  Write it with love and it will be amazing.

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Be In The Moment

Be In The Moment

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
by Richard Bach

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued,
is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
by Sister Corita Kent

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
by John Barrymore

Follow your bliss.
by Joseph Campbell

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Discomfort Is Always A Challenge

Discomfort Is Always A Challenge

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur
when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled.

For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out
of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
by M. Scott Peck

Worry is misuse of imagination.
by Dan Zadra

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage.
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Life will usually go on if things don’t go according to plan.
It’s helpful to keep reminding yourself and repeating the sentence, “Life isn’t an emergency.”
by Richard Carlson

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Gratitude Is The Best Attitude

Gratitude Is The Best Attitude

Most have never taken the time to evaluate their beliefs.
Can you honestly say you know why you believe what you believe?

Most have convinced themselves it is not possible so they don’t have to put forth the effort to try.

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give,
and it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Keep gratitude in your heart and it will shield you from the problems of the world.

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Rich or Poor

Rich or Poor

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
by Henry Ward Beecher

You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.
by Garth Brooks

Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.
by Ayn Rand

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
by John Petit-Senn

Life begets life. Energy creates energy.
It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
by Sarah Bernhardt

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Love Yourself

LOVE YOURSELF

 When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
by Chief Tecumseh

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.
For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of the ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
by M. Scott Peck

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too?
I thought I was the only one?”
by C.S. Lewis

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Approval Is An Inside Job

Approval Is An Inside Job

Too many people RELIVE the past and PRELIVE the future.
Keep your mind in the NOW.

Get curious.  Question everything!

If things are overwhelming you find the stillness that is within you.  It is ALWAYS THERE.

Get out of your comfort zone and amazing things will start happening.

Have faith in yourself.  For everyone who has told you can’t tell them right now, YOU CAN!!!

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Value Your Moment

Value Your Moment

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment
that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
by Tennessee Williams

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it,
rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as time change, truly are powerless,
because they cannot think new thoughts.
by Salman Rushdie

Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.
by Marcus Aurelius

What often matters more than the activity we’re doing
at a moment in time is how we feel about it.
by Brigid Schulte

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Get Out Of Your Own Way

Get Out Of Your Own Way

Go out of your way to experience something new today.

You haven’t achieved what you want in life
because a part of you doesn’t want to let go of where you are now.

Speak to the universe.
Tell it what you want.
You may be pleasantly surprised.

Don’t be afraid to become what you were meant to be.

Don’t ever for the slightest moment think you don’t deserve to be happy
and get everything you have ever wanted.

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Seize The Moment

Seize The Moment

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
by Jackson Brown

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
by Lyndon B. Johnson

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
by Abraham Lincoln

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.
by Mahatma Gandhi

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift.
That’s why it’s called the present.
by Bil Keane

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You Have To Take Control

You Have To Take Control

The doors we open each day decide the lives we live.
by Flora Whittemore

The eyes only see what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
by Henri Louis Bergson

Western laziness consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity,
so that there is no time at all to confront the real issues.
by Sogyal Rinpoche

There is a difference between interest and commitment.
When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient.
When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.
by Ken Bloanchard

Keep on beginning and failing.
Each time you fail start over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose –
not the one you began with, perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.
by Anne Sullivan

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You Are The Best

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You Are The Best

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
by Joseph Campbell

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
by C.G. Jung

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life;
not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
by Khalil Gibran

Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday.
Realize the past no longer holds you captive.
It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it.
Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.
by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Decide what you want.
Begin taking steps to get what you want.
Just do something, anything you think will lead in the direction of what you want.
It doesn’t matter if it is a correct step or not.
Once the universe sees you have taken the initiative it will then step in
and start guiding your steps and take care of the “how” for you.

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You Decide

You Decide

You are as amazing as you let yourself be.
Let me repeat.
You are as amazing as you let yourself be.
by Elizabeth Alraune

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we argue for our limitations we get to keep them.
by Evelyn Waugh

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves, miserable or happy and strong.
The amount of work is the same.
by Francesca Reigler

Whether you say you can or you can’t, you are right.
by Henry Ford

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Encyclopedia For PTSD

Encyclopedia For PTSD

This man deserves a standing ovation.
This is a very resourceful work of art.
He gave his all and I respect it to the utmost.
I get it and so does he.

http://www.theevilhours.com/David_Morris___The_Evil_Hours___Home.html

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The Past Is Not Today

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The Past Is Not Today

Go back to the state you had as a child when you believed nothing was impossible.

Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.
by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

When someone criticizes you it is because of their own fear and insecurity.

Each of us inevitable; Each of us limitless – each of us with his or her right upon the earth;
Each of us allowed the eternal purports of the earth;
Each of us here as divinely as any is here.
by Walt Whitman

You are struggling with yourself. It is a fight with your own mind.  Stop the resistance.
You can’t resist something that has already happened in the past.
You can’t resist something that may or may not happen in the future.
It’s all just a big waste of time and energy.

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Believe and Begin Again

Begin Again

If you are willing to set aside what you have been conditioned to believe
and open your mind you will begin to see and experience things which you thought were impossible.

You will begin to see that which you thought did not exist.

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A Son Shares His Father’s Experience With Cancer

healingWhat is your attitude about life?

Attitude is one of the biggest factors that determine how we live our lives.

Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t you are correct.”

Our attitudes can turn what appear to be misfortunes into blessings.

Our attitudes can even save our lives.

I want to share with you a lesson I learned from my dad.

My dad lost his fight with cancer a little over a year ago.

What most didn’t know is that when he was first diagnosed he was given at most three years to live.

He turned three years into THIRTEEN.

The biggest reason was his attitude.

As a side note I hate when doctors give you a time limit on your life.  Most people take this as fact and end up living just about as long as the doctor gives them.

Doctors are human.  I’ve spent a lot of time with doctors outside the medical environment, “in real life”, playing cards or stuff like that.

There are times when I have thought, “This guy is a doctor?  Really?  How did he pull that off?  That is scary.”

Don’t get me wrong.  We have a lot of great doctors.  A lot.  I’m just saying doctors are not perfect.

So how did my dad’s attitude extend his life?  Was it just his positive thoughts that kept him alive?  Of course not.

He still sought out medical treatments and kept up with the latest developments, including a lot of trials.

He even still had moments where his emotions got the best of him. But for the most part he accepted his present situation, but knew he could do things to make it better.

It was like okay here is where we are, what do we need to do to get to there?

And many, many times over I saw him get to “there”.

There never was any, “My life is terrible.  Why did this have to happen to me?”

I never saw any constant complaining or self-pity because he knew if he started down that road he was giving himself a death sentence.

Most people like to complain.  It actually gives them a little relief from their life while they are doing it.

But constant complaining is like a drug.  It may make you feel better at the time but it is doing harm in the long run and the longer you do it the more harm it is going to do to you.

By not constantly complaining and taking control of his life and having an incredible attitude my dad added many healthy years to his life.  In fact you wouldn’t have even known he had cancer until the last year.

Do you think a numerology reading can give you insight to your health?  I know it can!

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It Is All About You

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It Is All About You

It’s not things in themselves that trouble us but our opinion of things.
by Epictetus

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
by Helen Keller

Be independent of the good opinion of others people.
by Abraham Harold Maslow

Rest satisfied with doing well and leave others to talk of you as they will.
by Pythagoras

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Do It!

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Do It!

Cease to inquire what the future has in store,
and to take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
by Horace

We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour;
in other words we are the hero of our own story.
by Mary McCarthy

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
by Dale Carnegie

There is a time for departure –
even when there’s no certain place to go.
by Tennessee Williams

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
by Yogi Berra

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Playing With Time?

Playing With Time?

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.
It’s the life in your years.
by Abraham Lincoln

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
by Charles Buxton

You live longer once you realize that any
time spent being unhappy is wasted.
by Ruth E. Renkl

You may delay, but time will not.
by Benjamin Franklin

Fear not that life shall come to an end,
but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
by John Henry Cardinal Newman

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You Are Priceless!

You Are Priceless!

He is rich or poor according to what he is,
not according to what he has.
by Henry Ward Beecher

You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.
by Garth Brooks

Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.
by Ayn Rand

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
by John Petit-Senn

Life begets life.
Energy creates energy.
It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
by Sarah Bernhardt

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Make The Best Adjustments

Make The Best Adjustments

The solution to our mood problems may not require heroic attempts to change our inner feeling
world or the outer world of other people, places and jobs.
Rather, it may simply involve a shift in the way we pay attention to all of them.
by Mark Williams

Try dying every day to your old self…
So that you emerge renewed and young again as the tired mind sheds its load.
by Kristin Zambucka

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering.
Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Our suffering stems from ignorance.
We react because we do not know what we are doing,
because we do not know the reality of ourselves.
by S.N. Goenka

You can make this new year anything you want it to be. 

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Accept The Present Of Now

Accept The Present Of Now

Love the present.

Take advantage of the opportunity you have been given of a new day.

Know that the answers you seek are in front of you right now.

Notice the beauty all around you.

Focus on all the blessing you have right now and not the bad things that have happened in the past.

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Today Is The Day

Today Is The Day

Beginning today, I will create a new future by creating a new me.
No longer will I dwell in a pit of despair, moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity.
I can do nothing about the past.
My future is immediate.
I will grasp it in both hands and carry it with running feet.
When I am faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something,
I will always choose to act!  I seize this moment.  I choose now.
by Andy Andrews

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
by Bruce Lee

Do Something Now. If not you, who? If not here, where? If not now, when?
by Theodore Roosevelt

One today is worth two tomorrows; what I am to be, I am now becoming.
by Benjamin Franklin

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Dare To Live Your Life

Dare To Live Your Life

Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not.
Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another.
Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we
are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.
by Ram Dass

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. by Joseph Campbell

Surely, life is not merely a job, an occupation;
life is something extraordinarily wide and profound, it is a great mystery,
a vast realm in which we function as human beings.
by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Don’t be afraid to become what you were meant to be.
The lust for comfort murders the passions of the soul.
by Kahlil Gibran

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Gone To My Happy Place

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The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. by Eckhart Tolle

Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people.
You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security
and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people.
Never give your power to anyone else.
by Brian L. Weiss

Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally…
Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.
by Miguel Ruiz

If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming
that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision.
There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with
each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.
by Deepak Chopra

You are ready for a change. Just start.
Do something to start the change. Don’t worry about if you are making a correct decision.
It doesn’t have to be a correct decision. Once you take the initial step (right or wrong) you will be guided.
The correct decisions will come to you. But not until you take that first step. Just start.

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Dear Racist

Dear Racist,

First of all I want to thank you for reading my letter.  You do not know me and I don’t know you but I have felt your presence many times.  Yesterday I started my day thanking God for waking me up and allowing me to have a job.  There was a warm and grateful smile on my face as I greeted strangers I passed as I walked through the parking lot to enter the doors to my job.  As I turned the corner to get on the elevator, I was greeted with a dark, cold and fearful unseen vibration that made me wonder if Satan himself had entered the building.  I took a deep breath and proceeded to get on the elevator.  With a smile on my face I pushed the button to the floor I was heading to.  In the meantime there I was just you and me.

You stood there like you were made out of stone definitely was not giving up any eye contact.  You just stood in the elevator as far from me as you could almost as if you were not breathing.   Looking up with a smile, I silently thanked God I did not have to carry that spirit of racism in my soul.  I was glad you kept your distance because shielding me from your cruel vibrations was already difficult.

I don’t understand how you choose to hate someone you know not anything about.  Obviously, it is quite a chore to live with this conscious choice.  But do you know what it is doing to you?  There is no way hatred, anger; disgust, evil thoughts, and a need to attack and kill does not have a price.  These vibrations harm and kill the body.  Love cannot exist with these vibrations.  You can’t turn it off and on to love and return to hate.  It does not work like that.

How do I know how detrimental your state of existence is?  Easy, look at yourself.  Your consumption of hate is so great that you can’t keep it to yourself.  You have to find some kind of way to release it.  So powerfully overwhelming you have to release it on innocent people.  It kills you so you kill people.  It would take aliens from another world for you to realize there is only one race, the human race, a race God created.

I pray that you be set free from this demon of hate so you can live a healthier and warm life.  Your life is valuable.  My life is valuable.  God made us to love.  Just stop it, you don’t need it.  There is so much more to feel and experience in this life.

God Bless

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Be Happy

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Be Happy

Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling.
by Tony DeLiso

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
by Anthony Robbin

Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday.
Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go.
A simply abundant world awaits.
by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance.
This is the law of nature.
by Steve Maraboli

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Micro VS Marco

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Micro VS Marco: Keep It Simple

When we  take a real look at life, we must admit the journey is quite overwhelming.  Just when you think you have figured it out, something happens and rocks your world.  The key is to see the whole picture.  You are a micro in a macro world. We don’t think about it we just walk into it like it is normal to be infested with negativity and detachment.

Look at yourself, you are just a single unit of existence.  You are free to bask in this state of being at home but once you walk out the door of your house, your single unit is forced into the macro existence of millions of micros forcing a chaotic and loveless macro that is usually very harsh and selfish.

You get in your car and head to work.  You notice many micros looking very numb and unhappy.  How are you looking to others today?  Are you contributing to the massive heartless macro or are you able to separate yourself from the energy field it possess by smiling and counting your blessings?

The macro does not have to push you around and put you in survival and victim mode if you empower your micro to be here but not here based on what is permeating from your being.  You must make your home heaven on earth.  It has to be the place where you regenerate positive vibrations within your being.  Your environment has to be vibrating a high frequency of good, love, peace, strength, freedom and acceptance of self.

When you make this a priority, you can step out into the macro and not be killed mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  You can also be a contributor to the mini micros who are establishing a base of positive vibrations to exist in a better state of being.  This is a lifestyle with great rewards.  Establishing a self-nurturing base for your self gives you power that grows and become a light in a dark world.

Save your self and love doing it.  It is a beautiful journey.  When you do this, the macro has to back off and emerge with its own kind.

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PTSD and Alcohol Addiction Help and Support

PTSD and Addiction

Frequently co-occurring among people with substance use disorders,
PTSD is a debilitating mental disorder that affects people who have lived through a traumatic event or prolonged trauma.
Simultaneous treatment for substance abuse disorders and PTSD has been shown to alleviate symptoms of
both disorders and often is the only lifeline to save people drowning in the afflictions of the disorders.

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is a disease that changes the way the brain works.
It causes negative emotions, impulsive behavior, cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Treatment for alcohol addiction includes supervised detox, counseling and therapy, and support group participation.

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https://www.drugrehab.com

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There Is A Magic About You

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There Is A Magic About You

Today we are going to slow down and see how important we are to our self.  We need our self to learn, grow and love.  What is needed by everyone is space to see.  When our lives are filled with clutter of things, people and activity, we cannot see the forest for the trees.  Facing the world today, we are going to set everyone free to be just who and what he or she may be.  Let the God they serve give them what they deserve.  No longer are our views of what seems best for others are going to control our actions if we see early on it does not make a difference.  It comes a time when becoming less because we’re reaching for others is not acceptable.  Instead, we are going to keep the strong strong by respecting, acknowledging, nurturing and blessing them in unique ways revealed by our hearts.

No longer are we going to drag the weak  because usually the weak are selfish and use our compassion as a means of obtaining what they are capable of getting for themselves.  We are gong to love them with a trusting love that their God will see them through.  Like us who have experienced pain and suffering of some kind and had to move forward so it is with our loved ones.  They must feel the pain to grow if we keep giving them band aids they will never mature or become strong enough to come out of needy mode.

Our love will be the right love where we know for a fact things do get better with or without our two cents.  Save those two cents for positive things that are flourishing.

Love confidently!  Love your self enough to say no sometimes and yes when it is fruitful. We all have a journey even our loved ones.

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What Are You Going To Do?

What Are You Going To Do?

Don’t make excuses today.

Don’t ever look at things now and think your life can’t change.
Change can come in one single moment.

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose.
Anything less is a form of slavery.
by Wayne Dyer

We do so many things that are wasteful and unnecessary,
just because that is the way society says it is.

Again, don’t make excuses today.

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Life Is All Memory

Life Is All Memory!

Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.
by Marcus Aurelius

Be here now – by Ram Dass

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
by Tennessee Williams

Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you are doing.
What matters more than the activity we’re doing at the moment in time is how we feel about it.
by Brigid Schulte

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Dr. Phil – PTSD

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Dr. Phil – PTSD

Symptoms Of PTSD For Everyday People
http://drphil.com/articles/article/204

PTSD Free Program
http://www.mindbodyseries.com/ptsd1free/

Downloaded PTSD Tool Kit
http://mindbodyplan.com/wellnesscenter/free-ptsd-toolkit/

Four Phases of Recovery PTSD
http://drphil.com/articles/article/713/

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Let It Happen

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Let It Happen

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future.
If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay.
Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously.
Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
by
Thich Nhat Hanh

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
by Og Mandino

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now.
It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future.
The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.
by
Sai Baba

Wherever you are, be there totally.

If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options:
remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.
If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one
of those three options, and you must choose now.
Then accept the consequences.

by Eckhart Tolle

Change your life today.
Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
by
Simone de Beauvoir

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Love Can Not Be Replaced

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Love Can Not Be Replaced

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
by Leo F. Buscaglia

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what
they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
by Wayne Dyer

The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain.
When you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.
by Deepak Chopra

Happiness comes from within.
It is not dependent on external things or on other people.
You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security
and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people.
Never give your power to anyone else.
by Brian L. Weiss

You are ready for a change.
Just start.
Do something to start the change.
Don’t worry about if you are making a correct decision.
It doesn’t have to be a correct decision.
Once you take the initial step (right or wrong) you will be guided.
The correct decisions will come to you.
But not until you take that first step. Just start.

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Do Not React To Your Feelings

Do not react to your feelings… create with them.

Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people to come alive.
by Howard Thurman

Instead of thinking it will be hard.
Start thinking it will be easy.  Try it.
You might be surprised.

You know what you need to do.
Don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you.

Once you truly make up your mind to do something
the universe instantly sets things in motion to help you.

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The Mind Can Be A Gold Or Death Mine

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The Mind Can Be A Gold Or Death Mine

Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear
is taking the risk to be alive  and express what we really are.
by Miguel Angel Ruiz

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love;
it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.
by Steve Maraboli

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors.
Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
by Gandhi

Live authentically.
Live your truth.
And if you love me for anything,
love me because I live mine.
by Neale Donald Walsch

The universe will give you signs to point you in the right direction.

Look for them.

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Give Your Self Time

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Give Your Self Time

The only thing holding you back is yourself.

Do not react to your feelings… create with them.

Learn from the things that irritate and aggravate you the most.  They are there for a reason.

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.
To not be like your parents.
To not be like your friends.
To be yourself.
To cut yourself out of stone.
by Henry Rollins

You may be surprised at how many good things or people you have let slip
through your life because you chose to see things in a negative way.

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