Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

January 11, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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Greater Personal Power This Year

We have so much hope for our future. Gosh we are just getting on a roll using the power of our beings, our minds, emotions, intuitions and more to shape the features of our lives. The purpose here is to inspire our taking charge by offering examples of how we can enjoy our flow, solve our problems and encourage others. 

In this post the author assembles some material from Ernest Holmes, a leading edge thinker in the twentieth century, further to illustrate how we can use our personal power.

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We Access Power

“I realize that all the Good there is, all the Presence there is, all the Power there is, is immediately available and responsive to my acceptance. “[1]

Understand Our Beings Are Mirrors

“Place a mirror in front of you, hold before it what; you call a small object, such as a pencil, and you will see that the reflection is neither larger not smaller than its image. Now remove the pencil and place a book in front of the mirror. Instantly the mirror reflect the larger object. Suppose you had a mirror large enough for you to place a mountain in front of it. Would the mirror as easily reflect the image of the mountain? It would not be hard or … easy; (nor… large or small. It would merely be reflection.

Life is a mirror reflecting your images of thought. If you see confusion in this mirror, don’t blame the law of reflection, don’t even bother to blame yourself, but be willing to acknowledge that this confusion must be a reflection of your own consciousness. “

“’But,’ you may say, ‘it is really a reflection of the confusion around me.’ Maybe so, but unless this confusion around you had found some entrance to your consciousness it could not be reflected to your mirror. No doubt many of the reflections are caused by the images of thought entertained through previous years of disappointment, uncertainty and doubt. But this must not discourage you.

Learn to…remold your consciousness and you will see the reflections change.”[1]

Isn’t it amazing to realize how what is showing up matches our insides! Please notice how the stories in these posts provide guidance as to how we can shift what vibrates inside us! Yes it takes some focus.

The Shift Takes Time

Yes it requires some time. As Ernest Holmes says,

“We do not change all of the patterns of thought in a moment. Rather, it takes place little by little until gradually the old thought patterns become transformed into new ones by some inner alchemy of the mind …

I know that all the Good there is belongs to me… I am surrounded and …enveloped by it. (Gratefully), I feel Its Presence. There is nothing in me that can reject Good…My whole expectation is one of joy and pleasurable anticipation… Within me is the Presence and the Power and the Will to know and to do and to be.

There is nothing in me that can deny this statement. There is nothing in me that can limit me (ed. paraphrase)  I recall happiness, I anticipate joy, and I experience pleasure.”[3]

So much reason for hope! Please keep reading these posts as examples of Well Being Abounding and what shows up when you focus on Good week by week. And if you want to increase the effects on this information, think commenting each week with reactions, your stories and questions. Isn’t it wonderful how we contribute to each other’s growth!

Thanks for your readership!


[1] Ernest Holmes, 365 Science of Mind Reader, (New York, Jeremy P Tarcher/Penguin, 2007) 74

[2] Holmes, Ernest, This Thing Called You, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1997, copyright 1948, p.69

[3] Ernest Holmes, 365 Science of Mind Reader, (New York, Jeremy P Tarcher/Penguin, 2007) 114

January 5, 2021
by Janet Pearlman
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Trusting the Flow

When we feel good, we are open and happy. Some might say, “Well, we have got to be careful in this world. We have to be alert to people who are up to no good.”  Being vigilant and cautious does not feel good and that is neither an open nor loving state. Instead, we can trust the flow.

How to be aware of people who want to play out their agenda and still greet everyone with a genuine smile? We are more protected than we may have realized. Read about this account below:

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Raynetta received three invitations out to a meal in one week from the same gentleman, and then a fourth time the next week for full day visit. The fellow, the date, left saying he thought next weekend would work for a rendezvous. Next morning he thanked R for the wonderful time and said he hoped to see her in a few days.

This star Raynetta embraces the thinking in this blog, practices daily and thinks for herself. R pays attention to where she puts her thoughts, looked for what to appreciate in this man and found it.

Ray noticed some behaviors and statements that were somewhat inconsistent. Worry though? No, our heroine relies more and more on bathing in the clarity she feels, the vivacity. She remained calm and enjoying what she could. She felt confident in herself and her faith.

For almost a week no communication showed up setting up the next get-together. Raynetta enjoyed herself at home with her “regular life” pursuits. It seemed kind of a long wait… and then an email arrived, “I have met someone else. Thanks for the time we had together.”

This dear woman can admit that reading this her reactions kicked in, her heart pounded, and she experienced a few beats of that sting of rejection.

And then as she calmed again, she became aware that she felt some relief. It had required quite a bit of effort to reach for ease when with this man.

Yes she noticed her habitual thinking on the edges with thoughts, “What did I do wrong? Should I have tried to please him more? Apparently I was not his taste.”

She did not go down that road. “Wait a minute!” a strong voice said inside Ray, “I appreciated the experience with him while staying true to myself. Remaining open, I enjoyed what I could. Now the Force of Good is directing me away from this guy and toward something better.”

Know what? Within just a couple of days, R had connected on a dating site with a man closer geographically and more like minded. The new companion was livelier and appreciated her more right from the start.

She experimented, kept aligned with her feel good self and found herself with new possibilities arriving.

Thoughts or questions? Please share in the comments section. Isn’t it worthwhile to learn to live with more confident and ease?  

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.

December 29, 2020
by Janet Pearlman
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Creating Our Future

Many of us enjoy the holiday season. We picture good times from the past, we make a point to connect with ones dear to us, we bask in sending and receiving love: greetings, gifts, baking, singing and more. We expect to have fun and we do.

Well for Heaven’s Sake, we could expect to have a wonderful experience in January too and put focus on expecting an enjoyable time. We could start to feel good right now in anticipation of it. Ahhh.

What We Hold in Our Minds Matters

On Dec 21 this planet experienced some unusual astronomical conditions. The planets of Jupiter and Saturn conjoined and made a big and bright light in the sky. Many of us saw it live or through photographic images.

In addition, a bunch of humans around the world focused on bringing more light and positive energy into our environment. Some spiritual teachers validate that we earthlings did bring in more light and now we radiate a greater glow on our planet.

Yes, it is the darkest time of the year: Shall we put attention on all that darkness or shall we look at the light? Gosh that light really makes a difference in a dark sky.

We could “hold one candle rather than curse the darkness,”  reliable saying easily assimilated.

A Conversation

Dylan called his sister Marie to thank her for the gifts she sent. After the thank you, Dylan shared how he feels discouraged with the state of the world.

Marie said, “Yes wow there are so many downer off-putting messages in the news. There are many reports of parties hurling invectives toward one another, threats, and much divisiveness among groups. If we chose, we could use this as a time to build strength in that skill to seek out the good around us and find it. Yea, a practice kind of like holding up the candle to light the black room—on purpose—and often.”

On the phone Dylan kind of squirmed. He reported, “There are people out there who abuse children, really bad people. I hate that phenomenon and the people who do it!”

Marie said, “What we focus on we get—said another way where we put our attention makes more of that.”

” Oh Dylan,” said Marie, ” Of course you have license to feel and express your concern, outrage and other strong emotions!”

“Every human has an impulse to express strong emotion in reaction to horrendous things. This surge of feeling lets us know what we do NOT want, providing more clarity on what we DO WANT. In that way we receive the inspiration for what we want to do next.”

M, too, sees much she does not like at all, and does feel powerful emotion. Then she wants to put her eye on what SHE CAN DO.

Each breathe offers us a chance to bring light and to increase that positive vibration in this world. It takes practicing to turn to what we DO want, look for and find optimism. This heroine enjoys her life more than ever before, savoring each step of her journey.

What we hold in our minds matters. We Can Create the World We Want with the power we hold right now. Let’s feel how good it feels to focus on what we do want! Together create the world we love.

Have something to say about this? a question? 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.

December 22, 2020
by Janet Pearlman
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Tips to Flip My Mood for the Better

These blog posts advocate reaching for thoughts that feel better. As we practice paying attention to our thoughts and feelings, we find ourselves more sensitive and catching ourselves feeling not so good more easily. When we notice, we have the power to make a switch, a good thing!

Below read about what we might notice and tips on easing into a better mood.

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I. Gladys woke up to the fact that she was peppering her self talk with “should” on various topics.

First, she can make it ok to notice this habit “I should have done that differently.”

“Gosh,” G thought, “becoming aware is required to start the shift.”

“Saying should is like holding myself to a standard from the past. It brings up worry and feelings of not enough. As I connect to feeling good, I rely on what comes to me in this current moment instead of turning to what I once thought back when.”  

II. Candi noticed she reviewed problems with this approach: “ On the one hand, on the other hand.” Around and around this woman went, analyzing, then getting confused.  “This self talk does not even feel even a little bit better.”

She discovered asking herself , “What do I WANT?” works better for lifting her mood.

Our star fired up the imagination about what is wanted, picture it and how good it will feel.

“What do I want, why do I want it” often leads to feeling at least a little bit better. Candi kept flowing with envisioning the dream that comes.

III. Jeremia had experienced some events that seemed of particular good fortune. J realized that thinking about them brought the positive gestalt of them back up for her.

“Wow,” she decided, “I am going to make a list of these times and keep it handy. I can review it when I don’t remember how good things can be.”

IV. Luna caught herself in self criticism, calling herself “a jerk.”

She, too, found it so helpful to make whatever happened ok.

L was building strengths as she went forth including noticing a habit she is in the process of shifting.

Also, this dear woman is training herself in self support, accepting her process of her life, noticing how much good flows and things work out with less effort or strain.

V. Inanna was opening up to many of her good qualities. “Great to develop a roster of stellar attributes as they popped into focus and keep track for another time. I loves to breathe into those, and feel upbeat and satisfied.”

VI. Tarryn likes to play electronic solitaire.

She finds that distracting herself from a stressful situation assists her to find balance and get some refreshing breath.

Also in her relief toolkit, T takes walks, juggles, cooks some nourishing food, or watches some comedy on youtube.

VII. Solene realizes that she was noticing things about which she did not approve. So much she did not want! And that did not feel good.

This heroine decided to spend more time putting vector into becoming aware of what she DID LIKE.

S practiced appreciating the surroundings, the sky, the nature, her colleagues, and even herself. :)

Do any of these examples provide a helpful example to you? Isn’t it great to realize each of us has the power right now to shift toward feeling just a wee bit better.

If you experiment with these ideas, please share the results as you comment. Reading those findings assist us all to feel better and inspire us to focus on what works for others.

We light up our world together!

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.

December 14, 2020
by Janet Pearlman
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Put Attention on Stories that Feel Good

How can I begin to shift the focus towards better feeling? One method that works reliably is recalling an account where things went well, a story that feels really good. We can review the tale in our imagination or find a listener to enjoy it along with us. Here is a juicy example:

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In New England and New York Ashta relished viewing art exhibits. Weekly she took a look at whatever she could: galleries, museums, exhibits in public spaces and more.

What a passion she felt for modern art! Pieces with color, movement, texture and light fueled her deep inside. In her own creation process A had begun with oil pastels doing both landscapes and abstract creations. Then she dabbled in painting, did still life with flowers and kept going.

At the time of this account, artists worked in renovated mill buildings or old schools. Once a year these art communities held open studios events for public viewing. At such an event Ashta came upon a piece in a common area that excited and inspired her. Wow. With gusto, our heroine shot down to that person’s space to bask in more samples of this work she admired.

While there, another visitor appeared. To her astonishment A recognized a friend of her best friend’s family who chatted with animation with this discovered artist, Bev.

Later that day Ashta told her best friend about this encounter. “ Boy,” A shared, “ I would love to study with this person whose work I admire.” The best friend said, “Why not?”  

The best friend called the family friend who then called Bev. In just a couple of days this talented artist had agreed to teach Ashta privately at a reasonable rate.

Professionally, Bev taught children art. She perceived adults not to grasp her lessons, seeing them as lacking the freedom to let themselves experiment and flow with impulse. In this case B got a gut feeling to make an exception and thus decided to take on A for lessons.

For three years Ashta enjoyed private sessions with Bev, painter and printmaker, where she learned the basics of acrylic painting. Our star began feeling good on her drive to these sessions and then relished every encounter including sitting for a cup of tea together at the end of the time together. A soaked up the information and also the confidence and affection Bev bestowed on her through that teaching.

In the years after moving on, Ashta kept in touch with Bev and brought samples of her work for critique. Bev’s feedback was positive and encouraging.  After almost 20 years A reconnected with B and showed her current work. B felt delight to witness how Ashta had developed.

When A tells this story, she is filled again with gratitude and awe at the miracle of her time with Bev. A feels blessed by the serendipity that allowed her to meet Bev.

Ashta cooperated in her persisting, painting, studying, enjoying, on her path of creating.

When we tell a story that brings up both passion and good fortune, we focus on what we love and of what we want more. Our imagination is ignited, and we feel like we are there again.

Key Point: we can tell stories like this on purpose to light our own fire. Replaying these stories lifts us when we want to shift our focus. 

Want to dive right in? Please comment with a story that you love to tell. Please inspire us with your enjoyment!

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.

December 7, 2020
by Janet Pearlman
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Creation and Focus

On occasion we wake up to realize we are heading for a situation that we don’t want. Yuck. How to make the best of it? Oh my what if we discover we expect something we do not want. At first we may not realize our power to shift our thinking so that we flow through this circumstance with ease and pleasure. Let’s read about rolling forward, taking charge of our focus and our fun.

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The Weekend Trip

Kara felt some difficulty getting along with her boyfriend at this juncture. Their routine included alternating weekend jaunts, each traveling two hours to arrive for shared time.  The night before this visit, the two spoke and debated whether to meet. Kara decided she could have fun even if this boyfriend was tired, grumpy and pulling away. Our star got clear she can create a time she could enjoy.

Here is what Kara did:

  1. On the drive there she played classic rock and sang along with the radio. K relished the beautiful scenery on the  drive.
  2. She reviewed thoughts of what pleases her, some memories, some natural beauty, some inspiring quotations and more.
  3. Once arriving, she relaxed into keeping her focus on what she could appreciate: Kara asked her companion to walk in the woods on the property soon after arriving. K loved all the trees, moss, undergrowth plants, views of fields and more.
  4. In preparation, the lovely soul had brought tons of vegetables she really liked and prepared a great well seasoned stir fry for dinner.
  5. Early in the morning, Kara went outside to sit in a farming field, listened to myriad birds, watched the mist rise. Our heroine took pictures and meditated.
  6. In the later morning, the couple went to a wild place where they basked in the beauty of a lovely natural environment, spying spring wildflowers, mushrooms, various types of plants and trees.

Kara took charge of her own experience, tuning into each moment to relish. This dear woman grabbed the reins of enjoying her life whether or not her companion behaved as she would have preferred. We aren’t reliant for joy on how another lives—isn’t that fun to show ourselves!

The Thanksgiving

Thomasina heard many reports from others about how they were choosing to celebrate Thanksgiving only with their immediate household. T lived alone. Hmmm. What would please her? She thought about preparing loads of food to eat on her own and for her this time, that much kitchen work did not sound good.

What could she do to create a good day?

The Thanksgiving Day dawned as one of sunshine and pleasing temperature. Thomasina got clear that she wanted to enjoy herself especially well today.

First she went on a little excursion to collect discarded leaves, an effort that would offer her a supply of needed material to stoke her compost creation for months. Then after a rest, she threw herself into a project to extend her garden square footage using permaculture techniques, a task had on a list for months.

Down she laid cardboard, newspaper and straw. How satisfying to complete this!

Later she prepared some special dishes, using one hour of oven time for both. And she had a lovely phone call too.

Thomasina relished her day, putting attention on what pleased her, soaking up the beautiful weather and environment.

Do you have tales of how you changed your expectation to make the best of things? Isn’t it powerful to develop muscle in facilitating our good time under all kinds of circumstances! Yes! Please comment with your tools and tips.

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.

December 1, 2020
by Janet Pearlman
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Top Priority Self Care

Some of us may find ourselves pressured by family or friends who are asking us to do things for them that present us with difficulties. We may prefer keeping those around us happy, and sometimes two of them make requests that are opposite one another. What to do then? Here’s some guidelines that Bobbie May followed that proved valuable to her.

Background

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Bobbie May had an invitation to a family meal from her dear sister. This person had suffered a recent trauma and B had been putting in extra effort to be supportive. Our star also had a husband. Under the circumstances in 2020 Bobbie’s partner wanted her to refrain from the family dinner. With societal conditions of this year focused at home, he felt too many people would attend the gathering and therefore, render it unsafe. This husband wanted to protect his wife.

Feeling Pressured

Bobbie May felt strong emotion. Wow she felt so much pressure. Over and over she reviewed her dilemma and with each round was becoming more agitated and upset. It came to her to contact a friend who is often able to go with the Flow and to align with Forces of Good. On a number of occasions this friend offered her some insight that was of assistance. Our heroine made the call.

The Guidance

The friend offered, “It sounds like the most important principle here is for you to get some relief from this pressure. Let’s see if we can help you feel better.

In my view your highest priority is for you to care for your dear self! In five years, will it matter whether or not you attended this one family dinner? No.

Let’s chat and make it ok to follow what YOU need.

I have heard about how helpful and attentive you have been with your sister over the last couple of months. You can feel so pleased you have been such a valuable ally.

Yes, we can understand that your husband wants diligently to keep you safe and yes, we perceive how frightened he can become with so much attention to the societal restrictions.

Can you see it matters so much less than you may have perceived which choice you make? Both will continue to love you whichever decision you make for these few hours of one day.

Imagine saying this to the sister: My husband really wants me to stay home this time. You can understand why I am inclined to follow his wishes regarding this meal. There are so many others to enjoy the day with you on this occasion. Honestly, I will enjoy the time of less activity and benefit from more rest.

Try out this to the husband: Honey, I want to at least make an appearance at this special holiday group. It is being held outside and I will wear a mask. You know I am very healthy and strong. And you know you will be fine whatever I do. I feel committed to supporting my sister and want to do this.”

The Resolution

The too talked for a good while. Bobby May listened, she cried a bit, and at the end she felt relief. Which choice she would make was not the center of the discussion. Instead, B realized she could empower herself to make a choice for her own well being and that this shift was the key. When they hung up, no decision was made.

A few days later, Bobby contacted her friend to thank her again for her soothing words. It had been just what she needed and she sailed through her holiday.

Let’s notice when the tension is building inside us. Most important is listening to our own precious heart and offering soothing to ourselves. Have an example from your life? Peace comment and share it with us! We uplift one another as we care for ourselves!

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.

November 23, 2020
by Janet Pearlman
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Noticing Pay offs in the Flow of Good

We love seeing the good in the world. We know that when we look for good through our day, we find it. In fact, we realize the more we look the more we find it! Isn’t that cool!

Let life be easy and notice the pay offs that show up. We feel delight when we notice our flow of good on all manner of things.

Some examples from the life of Alima follow:

I. Story One

Alima spied a bargain on an electronic sale flyer. She had decided when the offering was a significant savings she would allow herself to be prompted to shop, drive to town just to take advantage of this offering.

In she went to the store. On the shelf and to her disappointment, the store seemed not to have in stock the size she wanted. Hmmm. Alima picked some sizes that were not exactly her heart’s desire, went to the cashier and bought them. At the checkout A asked questions about whether the store would stock more during this sale week.

Astute as A was, she realized this clerk had no clue if more would come in.  As she had waited in line, our star had noticed that a higher level staffer with whom she was acquainted was operating another cashier station. In a few moments, that person was free, and Alima could catch her attention.

That manager, competent, friendly and sharp, jumped into action to look downstairs for more supply. A followed her to the back of the store. While the helpful staff was busy, our heroine let her eyes roam. Hey, she noticed some stock of what she wanted on high racks above the normal shelving. Hmmm.

This dear woman followed the trail. It was too high for her to see exactly but that stash further down could hold the sought after items. That super store employee spotted her and caught on immediately, freeing up a ladder to investigate the stored items.

Voila!  What Alima wanted was there! Gleefully she proceeded to check out again, returning previous purchase and paying for what she had wanted all along.

Point? Our favorite shopper flowed along, receiving guidance along the way. She kept her feelings stable, received and followed cues, attracted good and helpful staff, and miraculously got her wish.

II Story Two

As the date neared, our heroine remembered the birthday of a former work colleague she had not seen for many years.  He had been born near to her date. What was the date again?

To her astonishment in the next day or two, A received a notice from LinkIn mentioning this friend. Wow isn’t that a fun flow of good!

Alima received the impulse to send him a note on Linked In. In about ten minutes he responded!

In the course of this unexpected delight, not only did she get to wish him well, our star got his actual date clarified—her memory was two days off. Pretty cool exchange!

III. Story Three

This dear woman enjoyed a positive memory of a walk with friends at a location on which the friends had vacationed. What was the name of that park again? She could not call it up.

A forgot about it. Then the next day, in an online community there it was—someone mentioned the place with its name. How cool was that?

IV. Story Four

This protagonist ruminated over the collection of the fallen leaves. Yes she kept bags of them if she could because she used them in her compost. Here were the new leaves, last years supply gone, A knew she “should” get out there and rake. This dear woman put it off. The landscaper came and the leaves were mowed and dissipated. Sigh.

But wait, the next day on her walk, there it was: Alima spied two boys with a big tarp filled with leaves. Those fellows were transporting all those nice leaves to a public lane to discard them. Wow the Universe had just supplied her with a place to fetch leaves when she needed them!

Conclusion

Isn’t it fun to relish the joys that show up for us when we follow the good. We get to see more and more pop for us! Want to share the ones you notice as you tune in? Please comment. Let’s help one another find more ease and flow with good.

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.

November 16, 2020
by Janet Pearlman
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Friends Despite Political Differences

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We can have strong emotional reactions, bless us. In these times some media reports “polarization” between those supporting the two prominent political parties. Let’s pump more life into a world where individuals differ in a choice for voting and continue friendships with warmth and comradery.

Living alone, Camira has experienced more isolation during this year of more focus at home. Her friend Thea was glad to have phone calls several times a week and share household, family and creative events with humor and delight.

As she travels through her day, Camira has put attention on looking for what she appreciates and finding it. C commits to this lifestyle without someone endorsing her practice. She relishes the uplifted feeling it brings along with the flow of Good. Thea did not make that conscious choice and yet she does listen attentively with affection and laughs forthrightly with the frequent reports.

These two do not agree on all political issues. Recently as she heard about those who easily cast aside others choosing another political platform, our heroine sat in wonder at her good fortune. C knows she derives so much benefit and joy through relating with someone who makes some different choices at the voting booth. She finds so much beauty in knowing this dear friend and affirms her.

Why retract from a person who has some different points of view? Why would our star cut herself off from her own sense of Well Being! Gosh varying points of view have always been an essential component of life experience, providing richness and value.

Camira is so glad she looks for the best in others. In sharing her life with T, C recounted a recent upset regarding her brother. This sibling had set up a zoom call for her birthday, opened the session with Happy Birthday and then proceeded to share at length without asking her another question. C had gone into resentment, caught herself and then decided to clear her heart of the past hurt. It took some time and some effort, creating a work in progress.

T so admired that focus to heal. Immediately Thea saw the value in taking that approach to staying connected to family. The task involved facing upsets from times long past, habits of thinking and relating, and updating them.

Yes, T holds different political positions. Isn’t it great that C and T bask in affectionate interaction?

Basically each looks for the good in one another, what they can enjoy in one another and how each can be enriched.

Isn’t this what honoring diversity means and what so many of us want to live?

Let’s keep holding up that light. Let’s notice how we add lifeforce as we relate with positive regard. We each contribute as we beam a smile to the grocery check out clerk! And to all our associates no matter the signs on the lawn.

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.

November 9, 2020
by Janet Pearlman
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Some Tools to Sustain Good Feeling

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Our lives flow so much better if we sustain good feeling. We train our nervous system by reaching for thoughts that feel better.

Each of us is actually building new neural pathways, our brain expanding and improving!

Do we want to get better at staying connecting to Source Energy, this state of feeling great? Yes, we do! To do so requires our focus. Now we are experiencing times involving much transformation. How shall we maintain our balance and zest?

In this post we articulate some tools you have perhaps encountered already and review them again for your inner training and experimentation.

  1. Meditate for 15 minutes in the morning to quiet your mind.

If we sit quietly, we have the chance to notice what is going through our minds at that moment. How do we feel? If we focus on an innocuous sound, like an air conditioner or a tone, we have a chance to bring ourselves to “neutral”.  We can rest from a cycle of negative thinking.

Alternatively, we can list things for which we are grateful or that we value. Envision those we love, imagine times of safety and affection and the like. So many possibilities for nurturing imagery.

  1. Bask in nature. Walk outside and appreciate.

So many of us benefit from going into nature to breathe and enjoy.  Some relish house plants, taking a walk where there is a tree or two or going to climb a mountain.

3. Write 3-5 pages of Positive Aspects.

Appreciate, appreciate. Let your mind roll, review so many delicious qualities and experiences. Put attention on all manner of what is loved–people, places, stuff, animals, environments, connections on the internet etc.

I have been appreciating and this inspires me to increase my writing daily. Perhaps starting and ending our day with this review.

  1. Gaze up at the sky or out the window. Acknowledge the Flow of Good always surrounding us.

We can take the time to tune into Universal Forces that benefit us. Well Being Abounding, Gravity there for us.

Let’s use our consciousness to look for harmony and find it, to support ourselves and thereby others. We can be shown the way and provide guidance as we are guided.

We empower ourselves to create more fun and more ease. Spending a bit of time to make a huge difference for ourselves and others.

Who wants to experiment with these tools? Please share your experiences with these tools and if it applies how your life was enriched. We create a great life together!

(Mission statement here).