"Be Happy." A phrase that we've been throwing around for decades. What does it really mean? Is anyone actually happy?
First, realize that the phrase is "be happy," not "do happy." So happiness requires a certain state of being, not doing. Now, getting to the "being happy" may require some "doing," as in reducing work hours or telling your boss that pressures need to change or ending a relationship.
But ultimately, the state of happiness comes from being. Being you, being authentic to what you believe and feel, being the person "you used to be." Being peaceful, being in the moment, being courageous, being of service to others.
Not happy? Fix it. That's all there is to it. If someone says to me, "There's nothing I can do," then I would say that they are comfortable in their state of unhappiness and are choosing the easy way out.
Arriving at your "happy place" may take some work. It may hurt people's feelings. But remember, everyone has a choice in every given moment. They can choose to have their feelings hurt, or they can decide there is growth in the experience for themselves and find their happiness as well.
If you've been reading my blog, you know that I often use the term, "Live in Love." What does that really mean?
For me, it means being happy. Being content with every moment of life and allowing that to shine to others. Letting them SEE that peace. If you aren't experiencing this for the majority of your day,
We need you to walk through this world happy, content, courageous and at peace.
I'm creating lots of changes for myself right now, "fixing it" if you will, and I'm embracing them because change means new adventures and opportunities. Create some change for yourself and grab the excitement!
Live in Love,
Here's my latest article in Style magazine in case you missed it, and NO that photo is not of me, I haven't changed THAT much!
Yeshua means "salvation" in Hebrew....But before you stop reading, this is not a post about salvation, or religion, or a lecture on the Bible or about being "saved."
This is about where we are headed as a human collective. You know, the stuff I've been talking about for years? But it's getting pretty serious now. You CAN see that, right?
The Yeshua collective is the answer to what the world needs right now.
The Yeshua is a group that has been guiding me for years, and helps guide my clients as well. (There are actually lots of guidance groups: angels, masters, departed loved ones, dimensional energies...they all weigh in for me as needed.) Here's a bit of history~
They support and teach the "We Are All One" theory. The theory that what you do to yourself you do to all, and what you do to another affects you. The theory of unconditional love: We are all perfect just the way we are. And they guide us to understand and accept others just the way they are as well~without judgment, bias, hatred, or bigotry. You know, regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity?
This collective has been guiding us for millennia, starting way back in Atlantis, continuing through Egypt, and then setting the stage for our human form of Jesus and other spiritual masters. As much as they tried to assist us in understanding through all of these eras, we just couldn't, and didn't, accept their examples of oneness.
Since Easter is tomorrow, I thought it would be the perfect time to point out that they're still around, guiding us, teaching us, showing us unconditional love at every turn. Giving us opportunity after opportunity to recognize that We Are All One, that what you do to one you do to all, and that diversity is an illusion.
Humanity keeps inventing tragic ways to stand up for what is "right" and declare who we are. Take the lead from our Yeshua collective friends and decide that we no longer need those tragedies to bring out the best in humanity. We can do it all by ourselves, without the traumatic impetus.
Live in Love,
I can't believe I've never seen this before! Almost 53 years old and I noticed something that has probably happened in front of me a hundred times...but I never took notice.
A "V" of Canada Geese flew overhead. The lead goose made a funny "squawk, squawk" sound that caused me to look up. At that moment, the tail end of the "V" started furiously flying, overtaking the front section of the "V," which subsequently dropped to the rear.
A changing of the guard.
And then it hit me. That's where we're at on Earth right now, a changing of the guard. The old way of thinking, acting, and believing is dying. The new way is birthing.
Don't be misled by what is happening in society right now or what you read in the media. The shift IS happening. All is not lost. Look closer. You'll see the changes if you ask to notice them. I've been leading the empowerment change for years, and it IS working. Don't be fooled.
Just like I saw the change flying above me today.
We cannot create a new reality from an old understanding. Change your perspective. All is not lost. Humanity is not doomed.
Diversity is a myth. We are all equal, all one. What you do to yourself (or how you treat yourself) affects others. How you treat others affects you. Smile. Find joy. Reflect, don't react. Nothing is worth spouting anger or fear over.
Say "I love you," especially to strangers. Make their day. Feel worthy.
This is the ripple effect that will change the guard. Help me retire them. Do your part.
Live in love.
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Pretend it's your last day on Earth in life as we know it.
Some of you will shout, "Thank God!" Some of you may cry...
But here's what I want you to do, right now. Make your mental list of what you would do.
Pretend it really is your last day on Earth as we know it.
I know what you would do...you would do as many things as possible that bring you joy.
~You'd laugh with your kids.
~You'd spend some time in nature.
~You'd call your friends and family.
~You'd eat whatever you want.
So today, do those things. Make that phone call you've been putting off. Apologize for the stupid thing you said or did 10 years ago. Hug your partner and tell them you love them just the way they are. Stop beating yourself up for whatever it is you think you're not good enough at.
Pick up trash in the neighborhood. Feed the birds. Visit your grandmother in the nursing home you haven't seen in a year.
Make your list and go do some of them today. I am.
The world will thank you for it.
I'll let you in on a little secret...the world IS ending as we know it, and you are helping it become its newest and brightest version.
Live in love,
You know those moments? The ones in the grocery store or at work when you say, "Should I? Shouldn't I? Should I say something? Should I let it go?"
I'm here to tell you, unequivocally, SAY IT. Right now! There's no time to waste.
Those moments arise for a reason. They are here to say to us, "Connect with her! Brighten his day!"
When you ignore the moment, you miss the opportunity to change someone's life.
Whether it be the tiniest thing (like informing someone they have toilet paper stuck on their shoe) or something bigger (like supporting a mom who is handling a screaming child with, "You got this")...
IT ALL MATTERS.
You may not see it now. But I do. I see the person who changes their mind about committing suicide because you stopped to talk to them. I see the energy shift around the homeless woman who accepted your kind words and $5. I feel the emotional vibration lift because you smiled at the cashier who is struggling to make ends meet working 3 jobs.
You matter. It all matters.
Never underestimate the power of the moment. Use them for humanity's benefit.
Be an angel.
We'll be glad you did. You'll be glad you did.
Live in love,
I spent some time yesterday at Panera between a meeting and a client appointment. Standing at the tea counter, I found myself doing a "happy dance," you know: wiggling around, singing to myself, generally exhibiting joy? I was excited to see my upcoming client, discovered that I had a new seminar to write and was anticipating getting started, happy that I had found steel-cut oatmeal with quinoa AFTER the breakfast menu had closed...
While engaging in this said happy dance, I glanced over at a table to see a lone woman eating a fairly messy cream cheese bagel. We smiled at each other and said hello, simultaneously realizing that we were both engaged in an awkward moment that the other had "caught."
She said, "Well, we just had a moment." Yes, an awkward one at that, we laughed!
I introduced myself and declared that I was going to write a blog about this awkward moment. I also shared that tomorrow's podcast episode was titled, "Random Acts of Kindness" and we joked that this was definitely a "Random Act of Awkwardness."
After reflecting a bit, I realized how vitally important that moment was:
Please look for those connections everywhere you go. They matter. They are what keeps us healthy and thriving.
Never be ashamed. Live joyfully. Connect on a whim. Be awkward, it's human. Laugh much.
Thank you, Jennifer.
Live in love,
Uh oh, NOW what do I have?
You'd have to be living under a rock (or without cable) not to miss the never-ending ads for every drug and disease under the sun. They conveniently list every symptom, specifically designed to make us mentally run down the list to see how many of them we actually have.
A lot, right? Everything from COPD to dry eyes to heart failure...
But there is something I absolutely, positively know you have and I don't need a list of symptoms to confirm.
You have IT.
And what is IT exactly, you ask?
The power to heal.
The power to heal yourself~ physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually~the situations you are in, and the world around you.
We have been led to believe, for thousands of years, that we must rely on outside sources to heal our pain and suffering.
But in this very moment, I am giving you permission to break that myth.
My empowerment work teaches that nothing, absolutely nothing, is outside of you. That we have all been given the tools we need to heal ourselves and each other.
Healing looks different for everyone: some physical, some mental, some emotional, some spiritual.
I encourage you to look inside, really look deep down, and decide, right now, that you are in control. That you have emotional balance. That you will never again feel like a victim to (fill in the blank)...
Go find your joy. Do something for yourself. Stop putting yourself last on the list. Connect with like-minded people who will lift you up and not commiserate with (or for) you. Focus on the health you have and not on the disease you think you own.
Be kind to everyone. Embody the old adage, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Words carry energy and that energy matters.
Break the chains. Start each day anew...no, start each moment anew.
Live in the present, not in yesterday's "mistakes" or in tomorrow's "what-ifs."
My inspirational messages through my podcast can help. Have a listen if you haven't yet: iTunes and SoundCloud. Use your intuition and pick an episode title that resonates with you.
What have you got to lose (besides fear, anxiety and doubt)?
You've got IT! What else do you need?
Nothing, nothing at all.
Live in love,
I received a message this week, a message that had far-reaching implications for many of us, much more than I knew in the moment...
I receive LOTS of messages, it's part of the intuitive work that I do! But this one was an actual text message. It was from one of my Reiki master students. She requested a Reiki team to gather asap to assist in the body, mind and spirit healing of a dear friend, and she needed us in person.
Reiki can be sent long-distance, and I often get requests, daily actually, for sending Reiki energy support. But this request was different. She needed a team in person, quickly. Within 10 minutes I had 4 Reiki master/practitioners lined up and ready to meet.
Unfortunately, I could not pay this team, and they know that. They know that the structures that we currently live in do not financially support energy healing, and as hard as I work at growing the Beleno Center and maintaining my schedule of 1:1 clients, I cannot afford to personally pay an outreach team. We were certainly not going to ask our requestor or client for compensation in such an urgent situation.
And therein lies the paradigm shift that I am going to create.
In the past, those in the "giving" or healing fields have had to resign themselves to the fact that they must "give from the heart." That they must go above and beyond regularly scheduled hours or family time because "It's what they signed up for" or "It's the right thing to do" or "God expects it that way" in their healing/service/ministry careers.
But the world is shifting. People are demanding that body, mind and spirit be addressed in health crises, disasters, loss and grief. Patients are requiring that they be viewed as people, souls in human form, and not just as diseases.
So I am here to bust the structures.
Today, right now, I am asking you to click on this link and go to my Patreon page. Read my story. Share my vision. Join the collective in supporting our mission (and receive some special gifts)!
Reiki energy healing works. There is scientific and anecdotal evidence. It balances body, mind and spirit so your body has the ability to do what it needs to do. It reduces anxiety and brings clarity to situations, and often a whole lot more than that.
My 70+ master practitioners have dedicated much time and money to their practice. We meet daily, weekly and monthly, sharing ideas and energy, discussing how to raise the collective consciousness and ways to rebuild the crumbling political, economic, educational, medical and religious structures. We practice, we see clients, we hold focus and support groups, we offer guidance, prayer and support of each other, our families and our clients.
We know that we are making a difference and we need your help. Thank you for considering sponsoring my Reiki outreach team and my messages of universal life truths. I'll keep you updated!
Please Live in Love.
I've been searching for months now. Searching for the common denominator for why people hold fear, anxiety, guilt, remorse and anger. Certainly we don't want to hold these, do we? I mean, who in their right mind would enjoy experiencing these emotions on a daily basis?
So why is it that so many people are fearful, impatient, angry or frustrated for a good portion of their days? We see it in the grocery store line, in traffic, at our jobs and most especially on the internet.
We are quick to bash another's opinion or post a negative business review (much quicker than posting a positive!). We immediately jump to: "They are wrong!" or "How could this happen to me?" and up flares the frustration, anger and fear. Lots of times we aren't able to let it go as quickly as it came up...we swim in it for hours or days, sometimes even weeks.
Anxiety, fear, guilt and frustration are isolating. They make us want to retreat from the world. They cause us to believe that we are separate from each other, and separate from God.
"I am right, they are wrong." Or worse yet, "They are right, I am wrong."
And the root cause is...?
We, humanity, have forgotten how to love ourselves unconditionally. We have forgotten that we are the creators of our reality and that everything that happens to us happens because we have chosen to experience it.
We are quick to judge ourselves. We reprimand ourselves for not being good enough or strong enough or smart enough or healthy enough. We compare ourselves to our co-workers, family members and random strangers on Facebook.
We have forgotten that we are OK just the way we are (no matter what our parents have told us, or our bosses, or our kids). We have forgotten that God doesn't make mistakes, and nothing about us is a mistake. We were given free will for a reason:
To declare who we are and how we love.
We aren't going to be punished for the decisions we make in figuring this out so there's no sense in punishing yourself. On a soul level, we have chosen our incidents and experiences as ways to show us what is important in life or as arrows for the next fork in the road.
Do we make mistakes? Absolutely. Fix them and move on. You are human and that's part of the beauty of being human. We can reverse course, change our actions, change our minds. It's part of the adventure!
Have your isolated yourself from the world? Do you know someone who has? Rejoin the human race. Give permission to someone else to rejoin the race. Because it's not the human race, it's the human walk. There are no winners and no losers. Everyone gets a participation medal and everyone crosses the finish line.
That medal comes from YOU. It's not a stamp of approval from your family or boss or even God. It comes from within. It comes from knowing that you did the best you could with what you had to work with at the time.
It's called living.
And when you love yourself unconditionally, with all your flaws and foibles, you'll never want to harm yourself or another.
Realize that you are the creator of your adventure and,
Live in love.
Having trouble finding love for yourself or your next great adventure? I can help. Please don't feel isolated any longer: Contact@carriebeleno.com.
I believe the human race is suffering from an epidemic of mass proportion.
An epidemic that permits us to live in fear, anxiety and guilt. An epidemic that was designed to keep us humble but in actuality keeps us depressed, sad, fearful, worried and angry.
An epidemic that has allowed society to dictate who we are and how we love.
We are suffering from an epidemic absence of self-love.
Sounds really hippie, right? Bear with me.
If you truly loved yourself unconditionally, 100% of the time, here's what would happen:
~You will never disappoint yourself.
~You will look back with hindsight and realize you did the best you could, in any given moment, with what you had to work with.
~You will allow others to just "be," knowing that they aren't smarter, prettier or braver, because you are OK just the way you are and there is no comparison.
~Jealousy will end.
~You'll stop the endless cycle of self-judgment. You won't have to hear the little voice saying, "That was stupid," or "Why did you do that?" or "I wish you were better" ever again.
~When criticism comes your way, it will be a moment for self-reflection: Can I choose differently next time? Is there something I need to fix? and you'll just do it. Action matters, and action is so much more satisfying than swimming around in your head all day long.
~You'll never again have to worry that you did something "wrong." You'll understand that there is no right or wrong, just your perspective. It's the only thing you've got that's completely yours. Own it.
~And best of all? You'll never have to wonder if you are being selfish. "Selfish" means to put the needs of yourself at the expense of others. I'm fairly certain you aren't withholding food from your loved ones just so you can eat when you are hungry.
Putting yourself first, "selfirst" as I've coined it, simply means you consider your role in any situation first.
~They asked me to do __________. How do I feel about that?
~My job is overwhelming. What can I do about it?
~She says I am ___________. Do I need to apologize or simply realize it is her perception?
~My family expects me to ___________. Do I want to? Will it help me enjoy life or add to my frustration?
~My hearts says I'm just not into ____________. Be OK with it, it's your guidance system.
Make choices from your perspective. Choose what will make you happy. If you must do something out of obligation, be kind to yourself afterward.
No one is going to put you first better than you can. Nobody will love you like you will.
And when you love yourself unconditionally, you will attract more people who love you unconditionally. It's the law of attraction and it works. Stand up for yourself. Be your best friend.
You are a piece of God, a complete piece of God. God doesn't make mistakes.
Live in love,