Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

May 10, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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Robust Flow from Unwanted

It is a strong cultural habit of thought to complain when some event occurs that we very much do not want: serious injury, death of a loved one, a job that does not come through and more. That habit might include, “Poor Me!”

Readers of this blog reach to replace that habit with clearer thinking and with positive attitude. Such events offer us opportunity. As Darren Weissman, author of The Power of Infinite Love and Gratitude, calls it, “Gifts in Strange Wrappings.”  

We could begin to notice how some of the unwanted occurrences in our lives birthed unforeseen advantages. How we perceive the “bad” things, how we choose to react shapes our lives in such profound and astonishing ways.

Here are some dramatic illustrations

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  1. Caroline Myss, internationally known spiritual teacher and author, tells this compelling story. A woman (call her Lana) went off a steep embankment in her car, a horrible accident. To save her life she experienced amputations below the knee on both legs. Lana had loved to run and she wanted to run again. Determined to run again, she experimented with artificial legs. L discovered the ones available did not allow her to propel herself in an optimum way. Undeterred, she designed her own artificial limb– apparently in the shape of a question mark which provided more spring for steps. Years later in response to a press question, this valiant soul commented on her car wreck. “Before the accident, I never inspired anyone. Now I do. I really value being inspiring.”
  1. James was seriously injured in the 2013 bombing at the end of the Boston Marathon. Sent to rehab, he healed there for months. There he met a nurse with whom he became friends. When he healed, they courted and then they married. He is quoted as saying, “I am actually glad I got blown up.” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/boston-victim-marries-nurse_n_5718501?1409144598=

3. Gianna experienced a break up of a romantic partnership which had spanned 27 years. As it was happening and for a time afterwards, the ending seemed like a horrible tragedy. This protagonist felt unplugged from connections and thrown down on the mat of life.  In those early months after the separation, she had no idea what could come out of this heartbreak.

As G’s life unfolded, in less than two years’ time Gianna was creating a new life,  moving to a new state and beginning a next chapter. This dear woman got busy learning how to be lift her mood moment by moment and before too long Gianna felt happier than she ever had imagined being.

Key was a shift in attitude, grabbing the freedom,  allowing the juice from the pain to catapult her to an unforeseen adventure.

  1. Goodnewsnetwork put forth a piece entitled “Something Good Always Comes Out of Something Bad.” Its author, a mother, widowed, kept quotes from her daughter in the years after the father’s death, words about how the daughter saw things. Using that material this star, Eileen Douglas, wrote and published a children’s book entitled “Rachel and the Upside Down Heart”.   In the piece she goes on to include accounts of how this book helped other children heal from great losses.  Ms. Douglas conveys beautifully the essence of the point of this blog post. Read it here:_ http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/upside-down-heart/.
  1. Spencer Quinn has written novels featuring Chet and Bernie in which a man and dog make an effective detective team and the canine narrates the story. Chet, the dog, recounts the way he flunked out of canine school, apparently with an unfortunate incident involving a cat. Mingled with his regret, this wise animal understands that out of those circumstances resulted meeting Bernie, his current master and partner, and realizes the huge positive life change that flowed for this “tragedy.”

Do you keep inspiring stories such as these handy for yourself? From published accounts, those of friends and some from your own life? Please comment and share some! Doesn’t it feel wonderful to inspire one another?

Collaboration with Readers

The author wants to respond to concerns and questions from readers. Do you have a circumstance about which you could use a hand shifting your point of view? Please comment with your suggestion or question. Together we are creating a more satisfying journey! Really please ask for what you would like to know to shift your thinking!

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.

May 4, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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Ease from Self Blame

We want to follow the teachings—think as positively as possible. Oh my! Some situations can feel overwhelming, so many factors, we are trying so hard. We may know we are not thinking positively—in fact, we can notice things showing up that we don’t want—oh my what to do?

Some Guidance

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Calantha enjoyed being close to her sister, Kayla. She learned a remote healing modality and offered her sister sessions to heal and uplift her. It turned around Kayla’s circumstance so thoroughly it felt like a miracle.

Kayla had suffered some losses, felt depressed and worried about finances. In the uplift from the healing, K got involved in a project to increase her abundance and out of wanting to share the success included C.

As K did raise capital, she offered some to C to follow up on tips K provided.  The interaction proceeded, got complex and at one point, C lost some of the funds her sister had offered her.

Self Talk

Kayla knew that losses were part of the environment of playing to increase wealth. She stayed positive with her sister C.

Meanwhile Calantha, our star suffered. C blamed herself for that lost revenue. She thought, ” Hey, if I had those funds to use in my life I could buy alot. I was stupid to lose that!” She felt responsible and her fear about money got triggered. This experience brought up emotion of past financial projects and losses. She felt fear every morning.

Tips Toward Strength

Our heroine sought help to regain her strength and belief in abundance. What to do, how to shift?

  1. Overall perspective: It’s such good news that she wants to clean up this thought pattern in which she feels wrong; so GOOD that she becomes aware that SHE is creating what she does NOT want. Hooray for the energy and willingness to shift more and more so that the positive thinking builds momentum, has more power to attract.
  2. C makes it ok HOWEVER she feels at this moment
  3. She accepts whatever has happened. our star cultivates compassion for herself.
  4. Calantha recalls that any occasion when a human focuses on changing thoughts repeated practice of new patterns is required.
  5. This dear woman appreciates whatever she can– both in specially designated times of the day and during her flow as the day unfolds.
  6. She takes the easy way when she can.
  7. Daily C offers herself plenty of rest.
  8. With a satisfying know Calantha is embarked on a very worthwhile undertaking.

Outdated thought: “It is taking me so long!”

In addition, Calantha realized she was on a journey of changing deeply held habits of thought and that shifting these will take some focusing. This is what the growth looks like for everyone and yowser it was so worth it!

Outdated thought: “I should be giving more service to the world”

When we are feeling frisky, full of life, feeling good, flowing and creating—tuned in, tapped in, turned on—this is our best service to the world.

There is no “only for self”. We are one with humanity and when we thrive, we contribute mightily.

So many of us can relate to the way Calantha got to thinking and to the self-blaming patterns.

She felt so much relief in shifting this thinking. Also, our star got some Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions and felt profoundly relaxed. She got a taste of the ease that is possible. We all can access feelings of well being through our bodies and know this soothing accelerates the shift in vibration.

The author wants to collaborate with readers. Do you have a circumstance about which you could use a hand shifting your point of view? Please comment with your suggestion or question. Together we are creating a more satisfying journey! Really please ask for what you would like to know to shift your thinking!

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.

May 2, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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Building Self Esteem Bit by Bit

As we enjoy our life journey, some of us realize that we would prefer to have greater belief in our loving nature, our own abilities, greater confidence.

In fact, for some of us, when we listen to a “motivational speaker” telling us we can do anything, we can feel more depressed and have an impulse to shut off that person really quickly. The words “Get away from me” come to mind. 😊

For others, the journey of feeling better about ourselves is well underway. We’ve made much progress. And still there are moments when we hear in our heads, “No way I could ever do that.” “I would screw that up” “I am lazy bum!” At times these thoughts come right out of our mouths—oops—even though we don’t want to be thinking them.

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Whether just beginning or well along on the path, we can be comforted to know we have access to simple remedy. All we have to do is reach for a thought that feels better –as we can.

If right now we are feeling totally miserable, best to distract ourselves with something enjoyable. Allow the process of life to work its magic. A walk? A delicious meal? Watch a movie? Ride a horse, play a round of golf. Go to bed for a night’s sleep.

Next morning when feeling fresher we could then list some things, people, places that we appreciate. Wow so easily we can begin an upward movement of thought.

A Peek into One Life

Ernetta wanted a deeper belief in herself for sure. Yes in her past she had listened to an inspirational speaker and at times cringed. On some occasions E had heard voices speaking in her head saying, ‘You couldn’t possibly follow that guidance: this is beyond you. You are not good enough.” She felt depressed and as though the message came from a distant location, across a great chasm.

Silver lining: this heroine affirmed she was embarking on this change. For starters, Ernetta noticed, “I do know how this is making me feel. I am awake to that. And that is a good thing. 😊

Ah ha! E had retained the tip to tune into some fun. She went about enjoying something in her life. As she recognized the inner message as a habit of thought, more and more our star recognized those self put-downs as untrue. Ernetta recalled that most of us have habits of thought that don’t work for us. “ Hey, “ she regaled, “I am a human and as I shift I grow new neural pathways.”

Waking with a light of a new morning, Ernetta asked her dear self, “What can I appreciate right now? What is going well?


She continued, “Gosh I love gardening. Let me go out and view my flowers. I love this pink petunia. And I love how gorgeous were the blooms of these plants last year. I tended to them and they did well.

I enjoy my gardening friends and their plants stories. You know I have extras of this herb—I bet my friend Sandy would like some.

Hey I am feeling better. I am launched on my path. This is already raising my self esteem. This bit this morning counts!”

More Able

Another good day and E was able to list some of her specific attributes and abilities. This dear woman thought, “I am steady and reliable. I love using color. I did well in school. Once I lived through giving a speech to 600 conference participants.”

Habits of thought take some focus to shift and much repetition. Each day we reach to feel better we are creating a better life and nurturing fertile soil for more success.

Letting new ideas flow easily (morning is often good), reach for feeling a bit better, use appreciation of anything. Then as we get on a roll, we notice what we value in ourselves, we recall appreciations we have received from others, we have more fun.

We might think, “I love my dog. I wash my dishes and cheer up a friend on the phone. I loan my neighbor a shovel and in many ways express my affection in many gestures.”

Getting on a Roll

The more we feel good, the more we respect ourselves and others. The more we see Good in around and through our life 😊 Isn’t it fun to perceive the vast contribution made by small steps to feel better, increments to build a renewed and grander self-image.

Simple and powerful. We are eager to hear your tales of “small steps” you have taken and how you shifted your habit of thought about you. Please share in the comments.

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.

April 23, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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The Awesome Power of Focusing on Good

We can follow the thinking with which we were raised – perhaps home or school or both—the way those in our culture around us think. How about this one? Ring a bell? “Someone messes with me I fight back. Push me, I push you back.”

Or we can choose another path.

This is a story of someone calling on the Power of Good for its own sake. It felt better and offered survival in sanity. Then wow it had impressive pay off extending into the future

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Morley worked in a bureaucracy. The man two levels above her—her section chief—seemed to not like her. She worked along anyway and enjoyed the program areas for which she was responsible.

Her immediate supervisor went on to another job, and he was replaced with Wanda. Of course, Wanda wanted to succeed, wanted to please this section chief and prided herself on being a tough administrator.

Once in place Wanda seemed to go out of her way to create difficulties for Morley. How was Morley going to handle herself? Surely it occurred to her to search for another job. She kept her eyes open, and her gut told her to take her time, no rush to flee a bully. After all she did enjoy her subject matter area. M had good working relationship with others outside her agency where they jointly planned initiatives and were getting some good works in place.

At this time  Morley attended a number of spiritual groups and read extensively master texts containing foundation principles of high morals and integrity.  From there she got some advice with which she decided to experiment. M would imagine a cone of light raying down on her during her work day. She wanted to be contained within this protection. Her part: mindfully focus on Good as much as she could.

This meant not entering the atmosphere of bitterness, strife, petty grievances, revenge, gossip and other versions of ill will—even when barbs and even un kind assignments were directed at her. This took some discipline because after a while many parties wanted to gossip and complain with her about Wanda. No, she kept off those topics and led conversations on constructive topics.

After half a year of this, there was a crisis. One day Morley was informed she was being removed from this unit and would be given a job in another department.

As the details of what happened became available, it sounded to our heroine that two department heads had a fight and Morley was the lamp that was picked up and thrown at the other department head.

This change felt abrupt and jostling to our star. Even after the transfer it turned out that it was disruptive to the department where she was now assigned and a couple of months passed when she did not have a substantial assignment.

Meanwhile she kept looking for the good in her new situation. Turned out that circumstance had been a major strain and with the “out from under” Morley got several flu episodes in those months to wait, with plenty of sick leave.

Then she was given a project that had been an agency stepchild, others had failed and it had been abandoned. So she started to research it and create a paper for how to approach it for the Commissioner.

Long story shortened: This new project turned out to be the best work of her life. A juicy and rich policy area where others had not succeeded—she created an environment of interagency cooperation, new resources from foundations, a dramatically improved relationship with outside stakeholders and other innovative solutions. It took years but Morley was a success.

Meanwhile after about a year, Morley was approached by Wanda. Wanda had been asked to leave by the Commissioner due to poor management. In this conversation with Morley W convened that indeed yes she had been asked to make M’s work life difficult. Profusely did she apologize for the way she had treated her.  Wanda had realized to her deep chagrin that M was an excellent employee, smart, professional, competent and also a good person.

Morley saw what had been created and it was Good! What wonderful outcomes had been manifested from the discipline to keep her mind on high principles and behaving accordingly.

Do you have stories of holding Good in your mind and heart that you would enjoy sharing? Please comment with them! We all relish inspiration!

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.

April 12, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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Sustain Focus, Get Happy, Manifest Results

Wow we want to have more personal power! What is the formula? Sustain our focus on Good, allow our spirits to rise and watch as things we want appear.

Many of us have experienced employment situations where a supervisor treated us unfairly and suppressed our talents and recognition of them.  We can feel like we have no power to shift the situation—or maybe moving to other employment is the only approach. That is an option.

If we merely change employment we take our point of view with us. Instead we can teach ourselves how to activate personal power and show ourselves how we create our life no matter the outside circumstances. Here is how one woman got pay off.

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At First

Reeni worked as a biologist on a research project.  As the story begins our star felt frustrated and depressed by the attitudes and actions of her immediate supervisor. He would dictate the rules and the assignments, stifle independence in projects, and limit expression of creativity.  On day it hit her, : Hey this Man is a bully!”

Change Process Over Years

About six years ago she  started to increase her focus on Good, and use teachings in this blog. Diving in, she began paying attention to how she felt and uplifting her mood as she could. This dear woman attended like minded groups for support (see Events on the stream of yes website) and listened to recordings. Most importantly Reeni paid attention to what she was feeling moment by moment, soothed herself regularly.

Reeni discovered how talented she was in creating jewelry and other crafts. This use of her time felt great in itself. Then over the next several years our star took what she made to community markets, house parties and the like, gaining recognition and respect. The more she put forth her merchandise, the more she found customers. Word of mouth kicked in and her sales kept increasing.

At Work with a Smile

At her job Reeni contributed much and enjoyed her coworkers. In the wider environment of her organization her crafts became known and were purchased by many. More customers and more respect flowed to her.

Incrementally, her self esteem got higher and higher.  C gained power to master her reactions to her supervisor, to diffuse unkind comments and ignore his controlling manner. More and more quickly R recovered her sense of fun.

During this period she hunted for other employment and took other inspired actions. She felt more and more in charge of her own fate. When Reeni felt discouraged, she found ways to uplift her thoughts. Over this span of time, R became a stronger renewed woman. So many habits of thought changed which have stayed with her going forward! Our star changed her life.

The Pop

After about four years her employment situation popped. A meeting was called by her boss’s boss, and then the three parties talked together. During that exchange her supervisor bedgered our heroine right in front of his boss.

In a matter of days, it was announced her boss not only had resigned but had his last day and was gone.

Our protagonist received a promotion, a raise and interesting work.  During the evolution of the situation, she won the respect of the “higher ups.”  Since that time the leadership has recognized her and treated her as a valued employee.

Reeni practiced a new vibration to feel happier, gained self-confidence and now has more fun more of the time.  Wow what a cool payoff to earn a greater salary while more freely expressing her talents!

Do you have a story to tell? Perhaps one with slow and steady wins the race application of these tools and attitudes? Please comment!

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.

April 5, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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Good Flows Better Than Imagined

We are on the path to seeing increasing Good, our perceptive lens clearing out small, self-deprecating, and limiting habits of thought. What can flow to us as we bring in a light-hearted and loving state might be beyond even what we have imagined. Read on for an example.

Background

Anneke attended a class run by Wilma about promoting business on social media. As the class ended, Wilma volunteered to spend some special time with Anneke. Both enjoyed the lively discussion and the synergy of exchange.

A few weeks later, Wilma invited Anneke to speak at a conference W was organizing. Thrilled at the opportunity A signed on, prepared extensively and presented months later as first on the event’s program.

The Incident

A week after the conference Wilma circulated evaluation materials to participants. W assembled the results and sent relevant question results with commentary to each speaker. Reading this email Anneke felt stung and betrayed. In that moment A thought that W took the side of a few negative commentators. 

Our star called a friend, kept breathing. Not wanting to push against what she did not want (thereby making more of it), she remained silent. A did her best to uplift herself and move on.

The time for the same conference next year rolled around and unsurprisingly to Anneke, Wilma did not contact her to participate. As it happens that second conference was among the thousands of events cancelled due to the worldwide shutdown.

Most of two years later, Wilma made a friendly comment to something this dear protagonist posted on Facebook. A thought, “Wow that was such a friendly and kind statement! Let me respond.” And our heroine wrote a private message to W, briefly stating she had been hurt. Now she wanted to reinforce how much she appreciated the speaking opportunity, all the encouraging and kind support W offered during the preparation. Then A gave W an offer of a complimentary session to promote positive vibes.

Wilma accepted that invitation readily and with enthusiasm. The two agreed on a day and time.

Point of the Story

The session got off to a good start with both parties reporting that each looked for positives in this time focused at home and found them. These women realized putting attention on appreciation and gratitude was serving them well. Each was organizing groups online for support and had a good time exchanging experiences and lessons learned.

In the middle of things, Wilma shared a few sentences that shocked our heroine.

“From the beginning when I was first meeting you, I was struck by your enthusiasm and vitality. So unusual!

In each encounter I have so admired those qualities in you and wanted to emulate you. You are so inspiring!”

Wow Anneke had no idea Wilma felt that way. A had reacted impulsively and taken personal offense from a few words in an email two years ago. This woman was so appreciative that she had done inner work to let go of that ego bruise, then respond to Wilma’s kind words on Facebook.

Receiving this praise felt great and if she had not cleared her own insides, the distorted opinion would have continued.

What a lesson! Since Anneke allowed herself to experience that goodwill, she could see the kindness of W’s connecting Facebook comment and then easily relax into the flow of Good to her!

Isn’t this worth noticing?

Got something along these lines to share? Of questions about the process? Please comment!

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.

March 29, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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Facing Fear

We may suspect that great reward can come from facing our fears. This post offers an entertaining bit of evidence.

Are you becoming more aware of when you feel that grip of tension and your spirits dip? Let’s see how “worth it” it is to observe ourselves in everyday living, change our thinking and create a satisfying life.

Setting the Scene

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One night Valentina was enjoying watching an old tv series from the 1980’s on Youtube, “Highway to Heaven.” The show stars two men who travel around doing good deeds: one a self-proclaimed angel and the other his side kick.

Let’s pick up the thread part way through an episode where a quadriplegic man, Tim, and a woman, Naomi, are enjoying a relationship. As the plot unfolds, Naomi knows she has fallen in love and wants to further develop their togetherness.

Tim is hesitating to proceed toward marriage. T feels clenched worrying that were his wife or child to need his help, he would be powerless physically to rescue them. This dear one was filled with fear.

As the tale unfolds, Naomi is driving the two of them to a destination, and then the camera switches to a stranger topping off a bottle of liquor, discarding it and heading his car out to the street. Viewers feel an ominous sign for Naomi and Tim.

The Viewer’s Drama

“Oh no!” thinks Valentina gripped by the program, filling with fear for the stars and recoiling from this suspense. Reflexively she shuts off the channel, hiding from a violent turn in the story.

In V’s mind run words like, “Maybe another time. I need to protect myself. I just can’t stand when a love story turns to tragedy.”  

About an half hour goes by. Valentina wakes up to what she is doing. “Oh what am I doing? I am watching a show with the angel as the protagonist. For Heaven’s sake I am not trusting Forces of Good to operate in this fictional account about an angel, designed to uplift the audience! Under my consciousness radar my fear operated.”

Valentina declared to herself, “Well I am awake now.” That night she could not find that episode in order to keep watching it.

Calmly she told herself eventually she would locate that program and watch the ending.

Next night our star V played around and found the episode, poised to play right where she had left off. The two lovers were not badly hurt.

Tim recovers but remains afraid to make a commitment to Naomi. The angel star of the series arranges for Tim to visit another fellow who uses a wheelchair, one with a wife and four children. In the course of the chat, Tim receives inspiration and clarity: he makes a shift to love and now feels eager to marry Naomi. They drive off together in a happy ending.

Take Away

Valentina, our brave viewer, had to laugh at herself. Wow she was delighted that she had noticed her reflex of fear when she shut down that show. What a fun juicy reward to watch this satisfying outcome including watching Tim conquer his fears.

So worth it to be aware and shift!

Please comment!

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.

March 22, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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Making Life More Fun

We can discover more and more ways to make life more fun. Don’t we all value help with the habit of judging ourselves? We eagerly see ourselves doing this less frequently and less harshly. If you have been judging yourself, wow is it ever more fun to learn an alternative!  This author can attest to this!

Here’s is one angle: what if we throw out the formulation of “failure” and reframe as “part of the journey” or “the process of becoming”? Wouldn’t it be easier to weather times of difficult passage from this viewpoint? What if we immediately made it ok to wherever we are in the unfolding of a fabulous rich life?

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Marietta was inspired in her late twenties by a metaphor used by one spiritual teacher. That instructor observed a baby learning to walk. The baby got up to his feet, made some steps and then fell down. Baby still smiling, still happy pulled itself up again and proceeded to move those legs and feet some more. There was being down on the rug and then up to try out those legs, taking steps.

Watching, a viewer easily perceives this as the process by which the child learns to walk.

That spiritual guide made the point for us to take on that perspective for the things we head toward in life.

Sound simplistic? Marietta sat with this book in hand dumbstruck. Wow immediately she perceived how much better that would feel than frequently assessing progress toward a goal. The act of asking the question “Am I there yet?” has some tension loaded in. And those of us with less confidence might worry what we have done, where we are, is not enough.  Wherever we are, many conjure, “It should be more,”  a thought with angst.

“I have embarked on a rich journey and I am enjoying the steps, the twists and turns. I feel delight in moving toward something I want.” Marietta began to play with ways to speak to herself in light of this new take.

She was ruminating and enjoying this metaphor. Being aware of how law of attraction works, when we think about something the Universe gives us more of it.

 In viewing one episode of the old series “Highway to Heaven” Marietta heard one of the characters say, “Actually whether or not we ‘succeed’ is not the point. We formulate something we want and we take affirmative steps toward it. Let life unfold and trust the divine assistance that flows. Life is the vibrancy of the journey.” Or something to that effect 😊.

M found it very cool fact that a passage in this episode reflected back to her just what she had been thinking.  She got to see how she had attracted this resonance and validation!. Of the many choices of episodes Marietta picked one with this message. Good flows to her easily. 😊

We may want to allow ourselves more ease as we reach for our dreams. Can we see ourselves as a young one developing naturally to the next stage? Let’s know we are embarked on a journey and reach for relishing steps on the path.

Do you have stories to share that relate to this account? Or a comment of enthusiasm to share? Please comment!

March 15, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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Catch the Wave of Inspired Flow

Many of us experience instances when we do not feel lively, frisky or upbeat. What can we do? Readers of this blog may reach for thoughts that feel better to help his or herself. Sometimes this prayer for improved mood is answered in unexpected ways.  The “reaching” can show up as an inspired flow to use that “blah” energy, perhaps as some kind creative impulse.

Here is Gillian’s story to illustrate.

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One morning Gillian woke from a dream feeling uncomfortable. In the sleep state the group around her did not understand her, leaving her feeling alienated and alone. G struggled and nothing she did pleased them or herself.

As the morning light shone through the big window, our star felt lousy with running anxiety and sadness.

Usually first thing waking, G meditates. However, on this morning,

Gillian in agitation could not sit still. She got inner guidance in a blast: paint!

Off our heroine strode to the studio. There on the floor one piece lay. Gazing at it somehow our dear one knew how to begin. A voice in her head declared, “A bit of stream, some trees..”

With focus and clarity G put down color, created creek and woods, then rocks, a bank, reflection.

After 40 minutes the artist paused. Tuning inside she found those inner dragons calmed. Now Gillian could meditate…

After morning rituals and food, the inspired creation developed richly. Coral woods, gray in back, dark trees forward with pink accent. Dark and light reflections for water.

By end of the day, Gillian had produced something beautiful. What a fine lesson too!

Her discomfort transformed to rocket fuel for art generation. Pretty cool. A bit of “darkness” can work for us.

When first she woke, this dear one could have concluded “Things were bad.” Instead, she reached to feel better and got assistance. Gill used her energy to engage life. She became available to let Good in. Wow she got very cool pay off.

Do any of you readers have a similar experience to share? One where you put out for a spirit lift and it came in an unexpected way? A feeling to go for a run. Or to clean the garage. Or call a friend.  Please comment with your tale! Fun to be had!

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.

March 9, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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The Power of Our Presence

We can make our days brighter by illuminating the contact with others. What does that mean? Making a warm comment to the staff checking us out in the grocery or pharmacy line. Sending a wave to the masked stranger we pass on the walking trail. As we ask ourselves what value we contribute, please count the supportive phone calls, the help to a neighbor, the lending equipment, etc. Our kindness counts tremendously.

The Mailman

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Kalvin, the mailman, gave Celia a wide smile when they saw one another. For several years C enjoyed the friendliness of her mail carrier. Celia did not see him every day, not at all.

At first she did not think much of it. There was a mail truck, and a man driving gave her a cute wave when driving by. She would see him on her walks through the neighborhood.

Somehow our star knew this was not a man “into her” in a wannabee boyfriend way nor in a “stalking” way. It was his sharing his love of life.

As the year passed, occasionally when on a slower neighborhood street, Kalvin would pull over to share a quick “isn’t it a lovely day” or “how’re doin’?”  Celia found it fun to exchange a light hearted remark.

C almost took this gift for granted. A key to her awakening came when she read in the local online bulletin board that this carrier was going to be leaving the USPS, retiring.

At reading that, our heroine realized she wanted to offer him appreciation. The thought was not so much for the delivery of the mail. (So many on the bulletin board complain bitterly about mail delivery but hers was mostly fine.) Now awakened, C wanted to thank him for that effort to beam his good vibration. It brightened her day at each encounter.

The notice said his last day was very soon. This dear woman was not clear how she would connect with him. Forces of Good handled that.

On the afternoon of his last day Celia happened to look out her window and see Kalvin parked in front of her house, taking a minute to chat with her neighbor. Out she went to have a quick conversation.

Turned out Kalvin’s truck had broken down right in front of her house at her mailbox. (No lie!) She beamed at him as she reported how grateful she was for his big smile when he spotted her.  He indicated he had wanted to get the locals the mail though the last two years it had involved his working 12-hour days for no extra pay. Tired now, he had gotten and looked forward to more relaxed pace.

Enjoying the conversation, K mentioned that he might see C again because he and his wife planned to attend the free concerts at the nearby arena once we all were meeting in groups again.

Inspiration

Last week Celia went to fetch a package that the new mail carrier had just placed on her stoop. C poked her head out to look at the driver and she barely made a greeting.

Wow what a difference! That experience was like a clunk on the head for our protagonist. All at once she made the connection that her smiles, waves and “Hi There’s”  must matter as much as this man’s did to her. And C knew it was easy to offer. She woke up to the important to use the power of her presence even in this “small” way.

Do you want to share the incidents when you have received such greetings or sent them? The big grin that someone suicidal sees that changes the course of their life. Or the simple ones we can easily take for granted both receiving and offering. Please comment. 
We all benefit by more connection.

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.

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