The Inner Surprises Blog

sctvWho are you?
I am the one who loves to watch TV. I am the one who is entranced by the screen. I am the one who is watching STORIES!  I am the one who is relaxed and engaged and active.  I am the one who gets glimpses into other people, other worlds, other places, when I watch television.

What is your gift to me?
I want to remind you that it is okay to watch television. It is a tool for your growth. The stories you see there relax AND engage you in body and mind and spirit. Do not judge yourself for watching television.  I am an important part of your whole life. Stay tuned to me!  The TV screen is a portal to many other worlds. Watch. Pay attention. Absorb.

What happens when you are out of balance?
This happens when you watch TOO much TV or when you use it as an escape from feelings or important issues that you need to face. It also happens when you set about depriving yourself from programs that you love because you are judging yourself.

Is there anything else you have to say to me today?
Yes!  Some people you know look down on people who watch television because they say it isn’t a “spiritual activity.” I say that, for YOU, is IS a spiritual activity, because you have gained many insights from the characters you are drawn to on your favorite shows.

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scunknown121605Who are you?
I am the one who is the Keeper of the Treasures. I am the one who is sheltering the Treasures in my lap.  They are all right here.  I hold them until they are needed and then I shower them down to the earth.  I am the one who is proud and regal and sure of myself.

Where do you get the Treasures?

What do you mean, where do I get them?
I mean, where do they come from?

I always have them. I have always had them. They are always here.

Even when you give them away?

Yes, even moreso then.

But do you know who gives them to you?

The One Who Loves.

Ah. Yes.  And how are you calling me into the Larger Story of who I am?

YOU are a Treasure.  And I have  showered YOU onto the earth.  Keep this in mind as you go about your work and your teaching and your writing and your play.  Also know that you are called to be a Keeper of the Treasures for those in your community on earth.  Your gifts for those you love- your words, your prayers, the physical gifts that you give- these are all Treasures from the One Who Loves, sent THROUGH you.

Is there anything else you want to tell me today?

Remember that every gift you give is not just from you, but from me, and therefore from the One Who Loves.


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scunknown121613Who are you?
I am the one who is happy, smiling, content, present with myself. I am the one who is moving forward gracefully.  I am the one who is walking amongst the waterfalls.  I am the one who is looking down.  I am the one who is standing in the night under the light of a full moon.  I am the one with rainbow wings springing from my neck.

Where did you come from?
I came from Beyond. I came from Above. Above and Beyond is where I am from.

Why are you here?
I am here to remind you that some things are beyond explanation.  I am here to instill in you the truth that the Other Side (Above and Beyond) is a beautiful place and that there is nothing fear from us who seem unearthly or inexplicable.

What are you afraid of?
Ah, I fear nothing. There truly is nothing to fear. That is my message. To you and to all.

If you were in charge of my life, what would you have me let go of?
Let go of your worries and anxieties about death- your own and that of those you love. Let go of your grasping for explanations where there are none. Let go of your sadness. It is time!

What would you have me keep?
Keep, always, your sense of wonder about the mysteries of life.  Keep your openness to the possibility of other realms.



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scunknown121614Who are you?
We are the ones who are still standing amidst the broken pieces. We are the ones who have risen above the brokenness.  We are the ones who are whole even though hundreds of broken pieces are all around you.

What do you have to give me?
We give you the courage to stand tall and strong and beautiful even amongst all the brokenness around you.

When did you first appear in my life?
We became present to you during and after your first journey with cancer in 2002.  But we were also with you during your first big break-up in college.  You felt broken, shattered, and yet you rose strong and sure of yourself. We appear only when necessary.

What do you want from me?
We want you to find the beauty in the broken pieces.  We want you to know that no matter how much brokenness surrounds you, you are strong enough to stand in the midst of it.

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scdesertWho are you?
I am the one who faces the desert. I am the one who knows the desert is barren and dry but I have brought color and green growing things with me!

I am the one who has adorned myself with color. 

I am the one who says HA! and BAH! to the dry parched desert.

I am the one who waits patiently for the rain to come and quench the thirsty desert.

I am the one who doesn’t believe this is the end point of my life. 

I am the one who is present with this spaciousness, who knows that green living things can and do flourish in the desert.


Here is a poem I created using some of the words and phrases from the above as a springboard:

I face the final desert of my life
ahead of me all is parched

I am calm
I am patient
I hold myself to myself

I am ready to face the desert
I have smeared bright color
on my body
I carry green growing things in my hand

I am the one who doesn’t believe
this is the end point of my life
Life grows in the desert too


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