For your consideration……

A lot of people are feeling the “speeding up” of our planet. Even if they can’t quite put their finger on what is different, they feel it. There seems to be an increase in  urgency. To some it even seems like it is spinning out of control right now.

Have you ever had too much to drink and when you lay down the room just keeps spinning? You have to put your foot on the ground to make it stop. While I may have wished I was given a different analogy today, I accept that our message today is meant to give us calm and reassurance.

When we feel the world or our life in it is spinning out of control, we need to put our foot down….pause if you will….and stop it. We can do that. We can meditate, pray, do deep breathing, write, sit in quiet etc. Whatever works for us is perfect. We just need to pause and reflect and listen.

There was a second part to this message. We are all students and teachers. While many of us have the tendency to “fix” everything, we don’t necessarily want to do that. We do not want to rob others of learning to “stop the spin” in their own lives. Instead we want to teach them or help them to help themselves. As we learn the tools that work for us, we need to pass them on. Offer them as suggestions to others when the occasion arises. No pressure, no judgement, just a simple suggestion to someone who is struggling. Maybe they will accept it. Maybe they won’t. Everyone has a choice. We honor that. We are grateful for that.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…….

-Meditate/pray. Stop the spinning at least once a day.

-Get outdoors and walk for a few minutes. Don’t rush to your car….stroll to it. Take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Drink lots of water.

-Remember your breath as you feel things are out of control or about to become out of control. People have a tendency to reflect what they see and feel. Be that calm.

-Update your vision board.


What made me smile yesterday…..

-Shannon left me an unsolicited voice message.

-Alex is great. She is caught up on her sleep, had a great flight and is ready to kick some butty on her big test today.

-Fun with Jody putting up flyers. Thank you, Erica.

-And finally. Thank you Ginger, Patti, Debbie, Jul, Jodi, Nancy and Pat. Our get together was too much fun. I can not remember the last time I laughed until my stomach hurt. Ahhhh…..laughter is pure joy to the heart.


Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, I will be conducting a 1-day workshop “And Your Truth Is…..” in Ann Arbor, MI. It will be from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

If you are interested in learning a process to discovering your Life Purpose, please join me.

Contact me via a message on HOPEs Rising Facebook page or on 734.260.2540.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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