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THIS IS ME! Climbing in the Cathedral Provincial Park, in BC, Canada. Do you see the beautiful view through the crevasse of the rock walls? But this place was scary, and I didn’t know which way to go.

Sometimes life gets messy and we don’t know what to THINK. We’re between a rock and a hard place and we get stuck… Scared to push forward, afraid to back down…

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Searching for happiness is like chasing rainbows! You end up searching all over and you never find the start of it. How can you make yourself happy?

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I’m thankful with Thanksgiving because I still live in “God’s country” a beautiful natural world that was exquisitely designed for our enjoyment!

I’m grateful to be alive at this exact time in history, in an unpolluted northern countryside, in the ease of 21st-century modern conveniences and privilege. BUT IF we don’t stop the greed from Continue reading


Do you have faith? Faith is being sure of what we hope for; so sure it bubbles up from our hearts and comes out in the words we say. But sometimes if I really want to manifest change, I have to Continue reading


Sometimes life gets messy and we don’t know what to do next. We’re between a rock and a hard place and we get stuck, scared to climb higher and afraid to go back….

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As the days go by in this first month of the year 2014, are we making any headway on the resolutions we’ve made to improve  our lives? The year will bring changes for us all whether we like them or not. But what will make us successful in keeping our New Year’s resolutions?
I read some words of wisdom when I was seventeen and I still remember them. I don’t know which ancient scholar first wrote the lines but a contemporary translation would go something like this:
“If you seem unable to change things in your life,
first change your ideas about those things.”
Lots of us hope we can achieve our goals this year but we don’t have a lot of faith in doing so. We hope to, but there is no power in hope. There is no creative energy in saying “I hope I can. I wish I could, I want to.” Or even saying “I’m going to try to…” – these words are not going to make us successful.
Excerpt from the book, The Celestial Proposal:

We must believe wholeheartedly that whatever we hope for is possible, so that spiritual forces can come into play. And if we align ourselves with a higher power, then

“Everything is possible for one who believes” (Mark 9:23).

Our belief system is the whole key. We cannot gain the spiritual power of faith by our own strength or mental willpower. It is necessary to yield to God’s powerful presence in order to override the old circuits of our negative thought patterns. That’s why we are encouraged to “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). For when we align each manufactured thought with what we know to be the ways of the Great Ones, where truly anything is possible, our own creative power springs forth in quantum leaps and bounds.
Taking a quantum leap of faith means, we actually believe there will be metaphysical changes to our physical reality in life. Faith has to be accepted as a metaphysical process.

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)
So we don’t say “Good Luck with your New Years Resolutions.” We say, “Have faith!”


Around midnight one foggy evening, I stood on the edge of a bluff overlooking the Columbia River far below and tried to connect with a higher power. Cloud covered the gorge and levelled itself so it seemed as though I could step out and walk upon its surface. My life also lay before me like a vast journey of undulating ups and downs—there would be some joy, yes, but also lots of heartache. Did I even want to play the game?

“Why am I here? What’s the purpose of life anyway?” I whispered intently over the sea of gray.

We all ask these age-old, mind-niggling questions at some point in our lives. It was at this time I began a personal search for those elusive answers.

This is the opening three paragraphs of the soon to be released book, The Celestial Proposal. It was also the start of a long journey of discovery, a grand adventure in playing the game we are all participating in, the game of life. Isn’t if strange how there are manuals for all the consumer products we buy and rules for every sport, but no basic instruction booklet for living our lives? We want the benefits of our possessions and we want to win at our games, why then don’t we take life more seriously?

It seems to me, we in the western world have everything we need to live well, but we don’t have a reason to live. How sad. No wonder Gen X finds life rather meaningless. If heaven is our goal, if enlightenment is the highest plane, if nirvana beckons, well then let’s get serious and chase after it! I mean we are all going to have to die some time.

So isn’t it just common sense to try to figure out the rules to the game of life so we can merge into that tunnel of white light and shoot through to the next level? And surely if we knew the rules we could enjoy the game and maybe even excel in playing it! That’s our quest.

I can’t be the only one thinking these kind of things and wisdom is given in such unique and personal ways. What’s your reason to play the Game of Life? Comments welcomed!

Searching for happiness is like chasing rainbows! You end up running all over and never connecting. How does one find happiness or make it happen?


(Chapter 15 image/The Celestial Proposal/rolffimages, Fotosearch, Stock Photography)

“Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to be happy.”

Viktor Emil Frankl, in Mans Search For Meaning, instructs us with this wisdom. He says happiness is like laughter. If you want somebody to laugh, you have to provide a reason to laugh – in a joke or a shared funny experience. You can’t tell someone to laugh and expect it to be real. You can’t tell someone to be happy and expect it to happen. There must be a reason. Happiness is a by-product, a result of something else. To gain real happiness we have to set and pursue some other objective.

It is good then to dream a dream, have a vision, or set a goal because the nearer we come to fulfillment the happier we become. For a quick short cut to happiness, we can always think of even the little things we’ve achieved along the way. Gratitude is an exercise in happiness.

I am so happy right now! I’ve been pursuing a goal for a very long, long time. My own search for life’s answers has driven me for decades to write a book. Now it’s complete (with pictures!) and near to being published. My heart is singing! In August on Amazon and Kindle, please watch for:

The Celestial Proposal – Our Invitation to Join the God Kind

Now my goal is to share this book with you, to make you (and me) happier! I’ll be posting short components here along with other insights. I urge you all to dare to dream and have fun along the way!

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