Go(o)d Mornings with CurlyNikki

By Nikki Walton

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Start your mornings off right with a mini-retreat to feel better, get more done, and live this life confidently, energetically, and abundantly. Each day I'll share easy access doors to help you find Peace in chaos, Love in fear, Silence in noise, and Light in darkness. You’ll start recognizing the Go(o)d in everything, including yourself. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please subscribe, rate, and review Go(o)d Mornings on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy it! Catch new episodes of ‘Go(o)d Mornings with CurlyNikki’ 7 days a week, each morning, before 7am ET.
*10% of revenue generated from this podcast will be donated to "Showering Love" a non-profit organization that restores good mornings, dignity, hope and health to people experiencing homelessness by providing showers and other supportive services.

Episode Date
Might This Be The Way to Enlightenment?
1044

Today's Quote:

"In his book 'Going on Being', the Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein writes about the tremendous importance of recognizing this inner well-being, and he illustrates it by telling the story of the Buddha.

Following the teachings that were available to him at the time, the Buddha-to-be had been doing such intense practices that he was basically starving himself to death. His austerity was so severe that when he went to scratch himself, his skin would come off, and when he went to the bathroom, he would fall over and not be able to get up for long periods of time.

Feeling that he was close to death, he thought, I can’t do any harder practice, and yet I haven’t found what I’m looking for. "Could there be another way to enlightenment?" Just at that moment he remembered a time when he was a boy, sitting in the cool shade of a tree as his father worked nearby. At that time, quite spontaneously, with no effort, he’d entered into a meditative state of deep happiness. As the memory of this warm, pleasant state flooded him, he wondered, "Might this be the way to enlightenment?"

He investigated the nature of the happy feeling and saw that it didn’t come from outside of himself, nor did it come from the cessation of some painful experience.  He recognized that this kind of pleasure was a quality of things as they are, that this feeling of well-being was natural, and innate to our true nature."
- Krishna Das, "Chants of a Lifetime"

Today's Bonus Quote:

"The game isn’t to end up a good meditator; but to end up free.
The game isn’t to end up a good Buddhist; it’s to end up Buddha.
The game isn’t to end up a good Christian; but to end up Christ.
The game isn’t to end up loving; it’s to end up being love."
-Ram Dass

Today's Practice:

Make this  innate well-being your weekend plans.  Make It your entertainment.  Make It your "to-do ".  Make feeling It your everything, and you'll remember that since It IS everything, you need nothing. 

ACIM said, 'There is no will but God's', and God's will for you is this well-being. 

I Love you, and I'm with you in well-being, 
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 22, 2021
"Let Me Not Trust in My Mind, Let me Relax in God."
592

Today's Quotes:

"Let me not trust in my mind, let me relax in God." - Joel Goldsmith 

It is necessary to close the eyes to all appearances, judging neither good nor evil- acknowledging only that it is, and in this way, something rather like a vacuum is created within your own being, and into that place of stillness and peace Truth reveals itself as the harmony into the situation " - Joel S Goldsmith 

"But He said to them, 'I have food to eat of which you do not know.'" - John 4:32 

Today's Practice:

Stay aware of your daily bread. Your hidden manna. Your Spiritual identity.  Rest the mind, and relax in God.  Relax in Love.  Relax into the rhythm of your heart beat. Into the rhythm of your breath. Into the rhythm of God's name.  Stay in the rhythm of Love.  It's all Go(o)d here.  

I Love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 21, 2021
Your Wednesday Crown Check - "Select the State You Would Occupy"
403

"If you'll see all things are now, you don't become.  You simply select the state that you would occupy.  Occupying it, you become it now:  it's already a fact, every aspect of that state in its most minute detail. It's worked out and taking place.  You, by occupying the state, still seem to have to go through the action of unfolding that state- but the state is really now already complete finished and taking place. So right now you can choose the Being you want be." 
- Neville Goddard

"Learn to be peaceful, and thousands around you will find salvation." 
- St. Seraphim  of Sarov 

Note: Because they are you. The inner is the outer. 

You turn to the God state, the Love Channel, NOW, and you don't turn it off.  No matter who wants to borrow your remote or press your buttons... you stay on This channel. You stay in Love and watch the programming switch up- less nail biters, more feel goods. Less Dexter, more Bob Ross.  You tune into a more fruitful, abundant story line where God is playing every character, writing all the lines, and watching the show. 

I Love you, 
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com 

Oct 20, 2021
Why It's So Hard to Keep Your Cup Full
402

We're leveling up on "keeping our cups full".  We have no cups.  We aren't a cup.  The cup is an illusion.  We are the Fullness. We are the Source.  We are the Substance.  We are Love. And as long as we're being That, our seeming cup will appear full enough to have an abundance to share. 

Today's Quote:

"Imagine that being in this love is like relaxing endlessly into a warm bath that surrounds and supports your every movement, so that every thought and feeling is permeated by it. You feel as though you are dissolving into love. This love is actually part of you; it is always flowing through you. It’s like the subatomic texture of the universe, the dark matter that connects everything. When you tune in to that flow, you will feel it in your own heart—not your physical heart or your emotional heart, but your spiritual heart, the place you point to in your chest when you say, “I am.”"

-Ram Dass, Be Love Now

Oct 20, 2021
Tell Me Without Telling Me
396

Tell me you Love your Mom without telling me you Love your Mom...

Tell me you Love God without telling me you Love God...

Tell God you Love God without telling God you Love God... 

Skip ALL words.  
Don't turn to thinking.  
Go straight to the feeling.  
Jump straight into the Love. 
Swim in that Ocean of Love. 
Float in that Ocean of Love.  
Dissolve in that Ocean of Love.  
Be that Ocean of Love. 
Love.  

I Love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com 

Oct 19, 2021
God's Signature Fragrance
389

Today's Quotes:

"This heart is not an emotional state; emotions come and go. It is also not referring to the physical pump that resides in the chest. The heart is an abode, our home, the place in each of us where we know who we actually are. This abode is deeper than thoughts and deeper than emotions. And that presence, of course, is our own presence: who we actually are underneath who and what we think we are, underneath the inner dialogue that’s always going on about everything." 
- Krisnna Das,  Chants of a Lifetime

"Flowers don’t need to read a manual on how to bloom in the sunshine." 
- Krisnna Das,  Chants of a Lifetime

Note: Sunshine = Self-Awareness = Awareness of Awareness = Awareness of Self

"The Heart means the very core of one's being without which there is none whatever." 
- Ramana Maharshi 

"What is the heart, a flower opening ." - Rumi 

Today's Practice:

Feel your way into God's signature fragrance, today.  It's actually your natural fragrance.  It's just been seemingly drowned in the musk of the world.  Allow It to pervade your Being.  Allow It to entirely fill and be the rooms you watch that body walk into, today.  Only that fragrance is (t)here.  Only Love is here.  

I Love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 19, 2021
Try Putting God's Name on Repeat-It Works!
350

"Wow! After we met I learned many things from you.  I chant Ram Ram daily. You changed my life, you taught me how to hold [Love] in the worst of times no matter what. I can't believe what's going on! Miracle! That's why today I share my story with you. Really you are great."
- S.S. in India

I didn't change his life.  His spiritual practice did.  It changed mine, too.  I share my experience with japa, HERE.

In August 2020, after he wrote to me about his emotional and financial struggles, I responded-

"Stop worrying.  Go chant.  And don't stop chanting.   When you're scared and worrying, chant more.  When you notice you forgot to chant, pick It back up.   You'll keep forgetting and that's okay.  But don't fall into worrying,  just stop and chant."

I also told him to "keep noticing that Love is present, even when S.S. is shaking and crying, It's (t)here.  You don't have to create It.  You are It.  Keep doing Japa (aloud or silently) and it'll help you remember that your problems are false and only Love is real.  It'll help you stay focused on the Love, even when the trembling is present.  Feel the warmth, feel the glow.  Turn to It. It's holding you. Maharajji, your Satguru, is holding you."   

He did just that and he continues to do so, as he leads his now successful business and runs for public office! He's peaceful and joyful and has a new baby girl... and is aware that this new, happy dream (the one that replaced the nightmare), is happening within the sound of the chant.  It's all happening in the Name. In the Word.  And so the chant goes on, on repeat!

Today's Quotes:

(on ceaseless praying) “Then I felt a slight pain in the heart and such love toward Jesus Christ that I wished I could throw myself at His feet, lovingly embrace them, and thank Him for this great consolation which He gives in His mercy and love to His unworthy and sinful creatures through His name. Then I experienced a kind of blessed warmth in the heart which spread throughout my whole breast.”
― The Way of a Pilgrim

"When a saint like Sri Ramakrishna tells us that “every repetition of the Divine Name must have an effect,” we have to take his word for it, but our faith is based on an understanding of the greatness of the being who said it. We recognize that he has found what we’re looking for and is simply telling us where to look and how to get there. This gives us enough faith or confidence to sit down and do the practice."
-Krishna Das, Chants of a Lifetime

"There is a charm, a magic power, in Thy name.  It catches hold of people and turns them into Gods. "
- Swami Ram Das, The Divine Life

Grab these books, and amala, and start, ASAP! Results come fast and furious!

The Way of a Pilgrim
Chants of a Lifetime by Krishna Das
The Essential Swami Ram Das 

Oct 18, 2021
Train Yourself to Take Nothing Personal
1151

Today's Quotes:

"Don't worry about your problem. Don't worry about the worst thing in the world.  Find the best thing in the world, and It will take care of everything.  Find the Self." - Mooji

Excerpt from 'Silence of the Heart' by Robert Adams--

"It starts within your heart, and begins to spread all through your body, encompassing your body. Your body merges with it, and it continues to spread until all of us in this room have become it. We are no longer human.  We have become it. It keeps on expanding an d expanding until the entire world is it . It keeps on expanding until all the galaxies, planets, stars, and solar systems are it.  It keeps on expanding, expanding until the entire universe is it.  There is no longer anything that is separate  from it. Everything is it. We may call it consciousness, the Self, absolute reality,.  This is it. This is your real nature.  
...
The  world and all its manifestations cannot fool me any longer. The universe with its planets and galaxies and solar systems cannot fool me any longer.  I can see through these things to the source.  I can feel the source because I am the source. I have always been the source.  There was never a time when I was not.  As far as thoughts are concerned, they do not exist. They can no longer bother me or make my life miserable.  As far as others are concerned, there are no others. There is only the source.  I can no longer be deceived,  There is no thing that has ever transpired in my life that can hurt me.  I forgive everyone and everything, and especially myself.  I am the power, and the presence, and the glory. If I am that, so is everybody else.  So is everything else. " 

"Don't be too quick to interpret the moment. Just keep quiet. My encouragement would always be: never think anything is against you, everything is blessing. Why should it be different? Just be quiet. Let it all work itself out." - Mooji

Today's Practice: 

Don't take anything personal today.  There's no person here, no buttons to be pushed, and no person over there to do the button pushing.  Anger will still come, thoughts will still come, but they are not you.  You are Love.  And you can be Love while noticing anger and thoughts of judgement and assessment.  Just keep some attention on Love... on the flame, like nothing else matters.  And pretty soon you'll see that by focusing on the Light, everything... EVERYTHING becomes Light.  Only Love is here. 

I Love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 18, 2021
Call on Love
527

Today's Quote:

Repeat, "I meditate everyday. Going within allows me to hear what Love wants me to know." 

Note: Remember my definition of meditation is marinating in this felt-Love.  When you feel Love, the mind falls quiet, naturally.  And then you can FEEL Love, and that Love  guides you, it moves you, it thinks and acts through you. 

"Speak Father, your servant heareth." -Joel Goldsmith via 1 Samuel 3:10 

Note: my interpretation, "Speak Love, I'm here."

“I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in the silence, and the truth comes to me.” -  Einstein 

Today's Practice:

Whatever issue or problem you have, even if the 'issue' is that you don't know what to do next, or what your 'purpose' is... just for today, don't call on anyone, don't call on Google just yet, call on Love.  Feel for Love, and therefore Be Love.  And the needed answers will come from out of nowhere... from out of now-here... beyond the body and the mind.  The Love that announces Itself IS the solution, the answer. This Love IS your purpose.  

I Love you, 
Nik 

Oct 17, 2021
"God's Grace Appears as the Form Necessary to the Situation."
823

A reading from Eva Bell Werber's 'Journey With the Master' and then a chat on how this inner experience  becomes the outer one.  

"God's grace appears as the form necessary to the situation." - Joel S. Goldsmith 

Today's Practice:
Smile. Feel Love. This felt-Love, this inner Reality, becomes your outer one. The seeming two, are really only One. 

Oct 16, 2021
How I Got Unstuck
988

I had a call with a listener on Wednesday evening and considering we're all One, I figured you'd benefit greatly from our convo.  He's a talented performer that feels 'stuck' in the hospitality field.  He wants to be on stages full-time, but that looks and feels impossible right now.  We talked about his  'escape route', and how the only way out is in... Love... through Love.  I break It down and make It... 'easy'? Lol.  Simple, at least.  I share how to find this felt-Love and then a couple of ways to  'stay in It' while the changes come into view.

Powerful Quotes to marinate in:

“The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.” - Ram Dass

(Note: feeling Love, being Love, is the automatic 'giving up' of the desire for power or change, etc. )

"Til the false is seen as false, truth is not.' - Jiddu Krishnamurti

(Note: feeling Love is the automatic 'seeing through' or feeling through, to the Truth.)

 "Conquer yourself and the whole universe is yours." - Vivekananda

(Note: You 'conquer yourself' the minute you're  feeling Love... and when you're feeling Love, you're automatically being Love... you are 'absent from the body and present as/with the Lord', and that's when you recognize that the whole universe is yours... that you're not in it, it's in you.)

"Faith has the power to turn A into B.  But there is an important step involved: First A vanishes into nothingness* and then B emerges out of it." - @ImmortalTalks on IG

(Note: Trying to figure out how to  vanish 'stuff' into nothing? Listen to THIS ONE.)

I Love you and I'm with you,
Nik

Oct 15, 2021
You Get a Car! You Get a Car!
727

Today’s Quotes:

“God’s in, I’m out.” – Unknown

“Look closely at cloth,
you see only threads.
Look closely at creation,
you see only Self.

As sweetness
pervades sugarcane juice,
I am the essence of creation.”
 – Ashtavakra Gita

“You get a car, and you get a car!” – Oprah

Today’s Practice:

Raise your right hand to chest level and hold up your index finger, like Neem Karoli Baba, in this photo.   Feel the Love it's pointing to.  And then, if you can, point that finger at objects in the space you’re in and know, ‘that’s Love, and that’s Love, and you’re Love, and you’re Love, too!’ Know everything as modifications or interpretations of the One Love, even that body doing the pointing! Only Love is here and in this moment, It's appearing as 'you' reading these words.  And now, as 'you' smiling, and relaxing your shoulders.  Stay in this knowing, today.  

I love you,  
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 15, 2021
Letting Go Into Unlimited Abundance
712

Today’s Quotes:

“Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.”
– Braynt Mcgill

“Dada, if you do not make it empty, how are you going to fill it up again?”
– Maharajji

“… become nothing, and He’ll turn you into everything.”
– Rumi

“If you think you are big, you become small.  If you know you are nothing, you become unlimited.”
– Sadhguru

“The longer you can linger in that field of infinite possibilities as an awareness—aware that you are aware in this endless black space—without putting your attention on your body, on things, or on people, places, and time, the longer you invest your energy into the unknown, the more you are going to create a new experience or new possibilities in your life.  It’s the law.”
– "Becoming Supernatural" by Dr. Joe Dispenza

“Come to Nothing, find everything.”
– J.C. Amberchele

Bonus Quotes:

“By allowing ourselves to relax, we begin to naturally fall into a state of subtle gratitude and humility.  Similarly, relaxation fills us with strong feelings of peaceful resignation, of momentarily not seeking or wanting anything.  In such a comfortable state of not trying, ironically, we become the human definition of natural wealth, and are much more capable of receiving what we desire.”
– Relax More, Try Less: The Easy Path to Abundance by Tim Grimes

Definition of Awareness from Michael Langford:  "When you wake up from sleep, awareness is that consciousness that woke up from sleep.  Thoughts come and go.  The background of awareness does not come and go.  The background of awareness is continuous during all of your waking hours until you go back to sleep again.  Awareness is you, your consciousness, just your awareness that is looking through your eyes right now.  The words awareness, consciousness, attention, observing, watching, looking, seeing all have the same meaning here.  Awareness is that which is conscious of thought or conscious of the absence of thought. Both when there are thoughts and when there are no thoughts the background of awareness is aware. "

Today’s Practice:

Try the meditation I share from Michael Langford’s, “The Direct Means to Eternal Bliss” called the “Abandon Release Method”(pg. 72) of letting go of everything except for your awareness.  Stay as that formless, bodiless, timeless awareness, today.  Be in the world as That, today, watching the appearance of the body in the world.   And from that Awareness, you'll watch the appearance of the Christ, of Love, of infinite  abundance. 

I Love you, 
Nik  
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 14, 2021
Breathe In The Light
310

This short but powerful meditation is inspired by Ram Dass' book, Paths to God, in which he shares the way that Muktananda would meditate on his spiritual guru, Nityananda. 

Today's Quotes:

“Whether you worship Christ, Krishna, Kali, or Allah, you actually worship the one Light that is also in you, since It pervades all things.” – Anandamayi Ma 

"God is in all men, but not all men are in God. This is why we suffer." - Ramakrishna 

Today's Practice:

Imagine God or your favorite spiritual messenger is seated in front of you.  Breathe them into your heart.  Breathe in their Light. Breathe in the Love that they are.  Become aware of this Love filling your entire being.  And then move, speak, and act from this Love.  Keep returning to this felt-Love.  Let It be your new baseline.  Be this Light, today and always.  

I Love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

p.s. This Light makes the body relax and at the same time, sit or stand up straighter.  It makes it sway with a smile on its face.  It makes it want to do Go(o)d deeds for 'others'.  It makes that body love everyone.  

Oct 13, 2021
The Case of the Stolen Car - How to Practice the Presence of God
644

In today's bonus episode I share a listener's email about her stolen car and how she used the situation as an invitation to practice Love.  I also share a similar personal experience from 2018 and a recent, anger provoking one from this past weekend.  

Today's Quote:

"You have to ask yourself the question, "who am I?"   This investigation will lead in the end to the discovery of something within you which is behind the mind. Solve that great problem and you will solve all other problems." - Ramana Maharshi 

If you treat every seeming problem as an opportunity to 'let go', as an opportunity to practice abiding in Truth, then that Truth will be expressed as a solution. Some way, some how, every time, you remember that it's all Go(o)d, and then, It Is. 

I Love you and I'm with you, 
Nik

p.s. Got Go(o)d News? Got an example of how this Love is moving in your life? Email me and I'll share, here! Let's keep each other inspired!  nikki@curlynikki.com  

Oct 12, 2021
Breathing Life Into Your New Life
350

Today's Quote:

"To be conscious of the breath means that no thoughts can be allowed, because thoughts will distract your attention. Buddha never says, "Stop thinking." He says, "Breathe consciously." Automatically, thinking will stop; you cannot both think and breathe consciously. When a thought comes into your mind, your attention is withdrawn from the breathing. A single thought and you have become unconscious of the breathing process.

Buddha used this technique. It is a simple one, but a very vital one. He would say to his bhikkhus, his monks, "Do whatsoever you are doing, but do not forget a simple thing: remember the incoming and the outgoing breath. Move with it, flow with it."

The more you try to do it, the more you endeavor to do it, the more conscious you will become. It is arduous, it is difficult, but once you can do it, you will have become a different person, a different being in a different world." - Osho 

Today's Practice:

Allow everything that happens today to happen in the flow of your breath.  Stay conscious of your breathing today.  Don't forget to feel for it.  Make it primary, and everything else secondary.  It's your anchor.  It's always here.  Always now.  Just as God Is.  Just as Love is.  Just as you are.  You are breathing life into your new life. Trust this. 
Smile. 
Give thanks. 

I Love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 12, 2021
We Have Everything We Need
297

Cue "Everything We Need" by Kanye West ... for real, play this song before or after catching up with me, to catch up with and Be Love. 

"We begin after the storm inside..." - Anthony Clemons (from "Everything We Need")

Reflect on the feeling of Freedom.  
Then drop the word and stay with that wordless Go(o)d feeling... the presence of Freedom. The "I Am" that I Am, the "I Am" that you are.
Feel It, and know It to be all things.  
The more you practice being aware of It, the more you love It, the more you trust It, thank It, sing to It, smile to It... the more you'll see It showing up as everything you need and more. 
Smile. 
Breathe. 
Don't leave this knowing, today.
Don't forget God, today.    
Be Love, now to be free, now.  

I Love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 11, 2021
You Didn't Come This Far To Only Come This Far
474

Today's Quotes:

"You didn't come this far to only come this far." - Unknown 

"How to get rid of the lower self: The blossom vanishes of itself as the fruit grows, so will your lower self vanish as the divine grows in you.”—Ramakrishna

"What is happening to you is nothing less than death and rebirth. What is dying is the entire way in which you understood “who you are” and “how it all is.” What is being reborn is the child of the Spirit for whom things all are new. This process of attending an ego that is dying at the same time as you are going through a birth process is awesome. Be gentle and honor him (self) who is dying as well as him (Self) who is being born."- Ram Dass, 'Be Here Now'

Bonus Quote:

"When you have started on the path to God, proceed, do not stop. He will take care of you."  
- Neem Karoli Baba

Today's Practice:

The one that didn't want to get out of bed this morning? The one that's uninspired and not excited about a new week... don't try to fix that one. Don't try to change that one.  See through that one.  Feel through that one, to the real One, to the Truth, to Love.  

When you stay aware of the real One, a new concept of 'you' is born.  A doper version of 'you' is born.  That's the discomfort you're feeling.  Expect it.  Give thanks for it. Breathe through it. Smile through it. You remembered what you are and your new life is here. 

I Love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 11, 2021
"I will forgive, and this will disappear."
700

Today's Quotes:

"These are the words the Holy Spirit speaks in all your tribulations, all your pain, all suffering regardless of its form.  These are the words with which temptation ends, and guilt, abandoned, is revered no more. These are the words which end the dream of sin, and rid the mind of fear.   These are the words by which salvation comes to all the world.

Shall we not learn to say these words when we are tempted to believe that pain is real, and death becomes our choice instead of life?  Shall we not learn to say these words when we have understood their power to release all minds from bondage?  These are words which give you power over all events that seem to have been given power over you. ⁴You see them rightly when you hold these words in full awareness, and do not forget these words apply to everything you see or any brother looks upon amiss." - A Course in Miracles Lesson 193

"All the negatives of your life are like riding down the road spiked with nails.  Every day is another road, and the way you ride down that road is to realize one divine life without opposite.  I am looking at a road that is not there." - Herb Fitch

"You see the world
And you try to dissolve it.
But the master has no need to
He is without desire. 
For though he sees,
He sees nothing."
-The Ashtavakra Gita, Heart of Awareness

"Every appearance that comes to us from morning to night, or from night to morning, regarding the human scene needs treatment... Do not be satisfied to accept even a good human appearance, but translate that, too, into the spiritually real of which the good is but the form." - Joel Goldsmith

Today's Practice:

Keep remembering, 

"I will forgive, and this will disappear."  

I will feel Love, and this will disappear. 

I will know 'only Love is here', and this will disappear. 

I will know 'only God is here', and this will disappear. 

I will forgive my misperception of God's presence, and this will disappear. 

Keep forgiving yourself for judging by appearances.  Keep forgiving yourself for believing in this world.  You forgive the instant you remember God... the moment you pause and feel for the Silent-Love. Forgiveness is allowing the Love you are to flow into the scene... into the world appearance.  Feeling Love while moving through the world disappears problems. Love is the solution you've been looking for.  It is the miracle.  And It is you.  Which means It's here, now.  Smile :)  

I Love you, 
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 10, 2021
The Past Doesn't Live Here Anymore
310

Repeat: “This box is now too small for the person I’ve become.  I’m giving myself permission to live a bigger life that includes sudden miracles, and unexpected blessings.  I deserve this newfound state of freedom where my soul is unobstructed.  I am open, willing, and ready to let my spirit explore the endless ways in which I can be happy and at peace.  I am putting this box aside. I’ve outgrown my past.” 
- via IG @lawofattractionlive 

“Destroy your house, and with the treasure hidden in it,
You will be able to build thousands of houses. 
The treasure lies under it; there’s no help for it;
Hesitate not to pull it down; do not tarry!” 
- Rumi

"In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” 
- John 14: 2-6

**This "I" = the impersonal, invisible Christ = Love  = Awareness = your true Self**

When you're feeling Love, that's "putting the box aside", that's, "destroying your house", that's knowing that where you are, He is, and that He is you. This Love is risen and conscious as Itself where you appear to be, and the forecast is sunny with a GO(O)D chance of sudden miracles! Let's go! 
 
I love you and I'm with you in This Place where the past is not and never was, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com 

Oct 09, 2021
How to Get Rid of Fear (#StopInTheNameOfLove)
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Today's Quotes:

"He who has realized one's own Self, he does not get afraid of anybody."- Swamii Lakshmanjoo

“Q: How to get rid of fear?
A: What is fear?  It is only a thought.  If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear.  Who sees the second (anything external)? First the ego arises and sees objects as external.  If the ego dose not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second (nothing external).  For anything external to oneself implies the seer within.  Seeking it there will arise no doubt, no fear—not only fear, all other thoughts centered around thee ego will disappear along with it.”
 – Ramana Maharshi 

"This is the supreme meditation, this is the supreme worship: the continuous and unbroken awareness of the indwelling presence, inner light or consciousness." - Yoga Vasistha  

“Fear thou not, for I Am with thee; be not dismayed; for I Am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness…” 
– Isaiah 41: 10-14 

“But he said onto them, “It is I, be not afraid.” 
– John 6:20

Today's Practice:

When you notice fear, stop. Pause. And try the Abhaya Mudra, and become aware of the Love, the Peace, that announces Itself within you.  Stay in this Peace. It's the 'I Am' that knows no fear, It is the same 'I Am' that is going before you to smooth the crooked places and prepare mansions.  Don't forget to feel This.  Make your felt remembrance of This primary, like there is no secondary.  (spoiler: 'cause there isn't)

I love you, 
Nikki
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 08, 2021
The Loving Consciousness Method
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"1. Shut your eyes. 

2. Notice your consciousness (*that which wakes up in the morning and remains aware until you go to sleep.  Consciousness is not any of the things or experiences perceived, It is that which is aware of the things or experiences.  It is also aware of the absence of things or experiences.) 

3. Love your consciousness (*with the same Love, the same feeling we felt for a loved one*).

4. Turn your attention away from the world, body and thoughts and towards loving your consciousness.

Every time you notice you are thinking, turn your attention away from thought, and back towards loving your consciousness.  Love your consciousness, not your thoughts."

and/or 

"1. Shut your eyes. 

2. Notice that you are aware. (Awareness = Consciousness = Attention = Love)

3. Love that awareness. 

4. Cherish that awareness. 

Every time you notice a thought, turn your attention away from the thought, and continue loving your awareness.  Do not love your thoughts.  Love your awareness.”

How to Live a Life That Knows Only Love (quotes compiled by Michael Langford)

I love you and I'm with you, 
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 07, 2021
When the Saints Come Marching In
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Today's Quotes:

"The eyes of a saint are always concentrated on the supreme Self.  The minute he is aware of himself, sainthood is lost.”- Maharajji , Neem Karoli Baba 

"Please examine where your attention is at this moment.  You are listening to me. That is the focus of your attention. You are also peripherally aware of your surroundings, other people, and so on. Furthermore, there may be some mind activity around what you are hearing, some mental activity.  Yet there is no need for any of this to absorb all your attention.  See if you can be in touch with your inner body at the same time.  Keep some of your attention within.  Don’t let it all out." 
– Eckhart Tolle

"Why do you consider nonessentials so important? Most people concentrate on breakfast, lunch, and dinner, work social activities, and so on.  Make your life more simple and put your whole mind on the Lord." 
– Yogananada 

“Whatever outer work you must do, do it; but train your mind in such a way that in your subconscious mind you remember God.” 
- Maharajji , Neem Karoli Baba 

Today's Practice:
Consciously try to simplify your life. Your wardrobe. Your hair styles. Your food choices.  And watch Love further simplify your life, clearing the road, creating a new path, a new lane for you to thrive in.  A lane just for you, to win in, while remembering and being Love.  

Oct 07, 2021
“Whoever works for God, his work will be done by itself."
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Today's Quote:

"I Am doing everything
I have been doing everything
I will keep doing everything."
-God 

The I Am 'IS' doing everything... :) 

“Whoever works for God, his work will be done by itself." 
- Neem Karoli Baba 

Excerpt read from 'A Course in Miracles Made Easy' by Alan Cohen

"I sought Him.  I found Him as myself. My voice rang forth a call for Him.  I myself gave the response.  I gazed everywhere and saw myself.  I give and talk to myself, love and serve myself; for, there is none but I." - Swami Ramdas, Divine Life

Today's Practice:

Look around and FEEL only God.  Practice feeling God where you appear to be and where you see others.  Practice knowing that you're only ever talking to God, you're only ever seeing God, you're only ever serving God in the form of your sister, brother, mother, father, employee, and employer.  You're only ever working for God.  And that work does itself. 

I love you and I'm with you, 
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 06, 2021
Put Me In Your Right Ear When You're in the Room With 'Them'
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If you're physically safe and able to, play this one when you find yourself in the room with your moody and/or argumentative partner.  Play this when that familiar strong energy (that label frustration, anger, lack of appreciation, or jealousy) has come up in you and you're ready to see through it. 

Just keep one ear bud in and hit play.  See through this moment.  See through the anger.  See through them to the Love that's truly there.  
You are That.  
They are That. 
All of this is That. 
The moment you recognize this, even for a split second, you've won.  

If you want to see something different, you have to BE different, first.  To see your reflection change, you have to change, first.  This isn't about 'them'.  It never has been.  Choose Love in a moment like this for the first time, and you'll consciously BE this Love, forever.  

Welcome to your new life.  Welcome to the Go(o)d Life. 

I Love you and I'm with you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com


*****Everyone deserves relationships free from domestic violence.  Call 800.799.SAFE (7233) or 911 if you're experiencing an emergency. 

Oct 05, 2021
Be Honest With Yourself - A Morning Practice
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Today's Quote AND Practice:

'Be honest with your Self'  by Robert Adams 

"How do you arrive at the Self?
Well here is another interesting way of getting to that.
If you get up in the morning, if you feel a little depressed or out of sorts, if you do this, you will start to laugh at yourself and you will feel better.
It will make you happy all day.
And here's what you do.

As soon as you get up say to yourself,
"I am not my arms, I am not my legs, I am not my torso,
I am not my head, I am not my bones, I am not my blood,
I am none of these things.
For most of these things are functioning without my knowledge.
My heart beats, I didn't tell it to beat.
I have to go to the bathroom,
I didn't give my body permission to go to the bathroom.
The body wants to eat, it gets hungry.
I never told my body to be hungry.
It appears as if I have nothing to do with my body at all".

You go further.
You say to yourself, "How about the world? I am not the world.
The world didn't exist a few moments ago when I was asleep.
Now that I am awake I think about the body, the world, God, work, food, bathroom.
All these things happen when I wake up.
Well if I'm not those things, who am I"?
Who is the 'I' that is experiencing all this? I don't know".

Be honest with yourself.
Don't say, "Oh the 'I' is consciousness".
That's the worst thing you can ever do.
Is to memorize certain words or phraseologies
and use them at your own time.
When you ask the question,
"Then who is experiencing the body?
Who is experiencing the world?"
Be honest with yourself and say, "I don't know? "It's a mystery".

Well then to whom is it a mystery to?
To me.
It therefore seems that if everything is a mystery to me...
'Me', 'me', 'me'.
If I got rid of the 'me', there would be no mystery.
Now how do I get rid of the 'me'?
Who is the 'me'? The 'me' is another word for 'I'.
I believe that everything is a mystery.
I have nothing to do with my body or the world".

So you get back to 'I'.
"Who is this 'I'? I don't know "It's a mystery".
There is the mystery again".
So I'll ask again, "For whom is the mystery for? For me.
Who am I? I don't know "It's a mystery".
For whom is the mystery for?"
As you keep talking to yourself this way,
something wonderful is going to happen.

Your question will begin to slow down and you will feel yourself becoming happy. 
You may even start laughing at yourself.
And your mind will become quieter and quieter and quieter.  
You will begin to feel enormous joy."

I love the You that's appearing as 'you', 
Nik

Oct 05, 2021
This is How We're Moving Today
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Today’s Quotes: 

“To desire any thing or any person is to remain on the wheel of human existence.  What you really should want, and all you can legitimately try to demonstrate, is a greater awareness of the Christ.  If you had the realization of God’s presence, you would have infinite good; but when you seek a demonstration of something other than the presence of God, you are merely trying to demonstrate limitation, and you will succeed in doing just that.” 
– Joel Goldsmith  

“If there is Love in your heart it will guide you through life.  Love has its own intelligence.” 
– Sadhguru 

“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves.”
– Nisargadatta Maharaj 

Today’s Practice:

Move as the more confident, lovingly aligned ‘you’ today, until you see that in essence, there is no ‘you’, only Love.  Only Love is here. 

And I Love that Love in you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 04, 2021
This Is The First Day of Your Dream Life
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Today's Quote:

“The root of evil is in the illusion that we are bodies.  This, if any, is the original sin.” 
-Swami Vivekananda 

"When we come to Earth
They call it a birth
When we leave, 
They say we die. 

But we really don't come, 
And we really don't go. 
We just dream our lives
But why?

To awaken as Bliss
From all of this, 
Joyous that all is
'I'"
Ron's Memories (via a review section under a book on Amazon)

Today's Practice:

Keep attention beyond the senses, beyond the dream, on the 'I Am'.  It sounds like silence and feels like Bliss.  Stay aware as That.  Stay aware that the dream is a dream.  And allow this awareness to shift the dream.  When you're aware as Bliss, the body feels It, the body is a manifestation of It, and the old storylines are dead. 'History has ended'.  And you're watching that body move and BE in a new and powerful way.  Don't judge by appearances today or ever again.  Know your Self as Bliss and watch the beautiful dream unfold in its own 'time'.  

I Love you!
Nik  
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 04, 2021
"Your Faith is Your Fortune"
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Today's Quotes:

"The more you let your thoughts dwell on Him, the more you will find yourself improving in health, body and mind."
- Sri Anandamayi Ma

" You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you."
- Isaiah 26:3

“Thy God whom thou servest continually; he will deliver thee.  -Daniel 6:16

The story of Daniel is the story of every man. It is recorded that Daniel, while locked in the lions' den, turned his back upon the hungry beasts; and with his vision turned toward the light coming from above he prayed to the one and only God. The lions who were purposely starved for the feast, remained powerless less to hurt the prophet.

Daniel's faith in God was so great that it finally brought about his freedom and his appointment to a high office in the government of his country. This story was written for you to instruct you in the art of freeing yourself from any problem or prison in the world. Most of us on finding ourselves in the lions' den would be concerned only with the lions, we would not be thinking of any other problem in the whole wide world but that of lions; yet we are told that Daniel turned his back upon them and looked toward the light that was God. If we could follow the example of Daniel while threatened with any dire disaster such as lions, poverty or sickness, if, like Daniel, we could remove our attention to the light that is God, our solutions would be similarly simple.

For example, if you were imprisoned, no man would need to tell you that what you should desire is freedom. Freedom or rather the desire to be free would be automatic. The same would be true if you found yourself sick or in debt or in any other predicament. Lions represent seemingly unsoluble situations of a threatening nature. Every problem automatically  produces its solution in the form of a desire to be free from the problem. Therefore, turn your back upon your problem and focus your attention  upon the desired solution by already feeling yourself to be that which you desire. Continue in this belief, and you will find that your prison wall will disappear as you begin to express that which you have become conscious of being.”
Your Faith Is Your Fortune by Neville Goddard

Today's practice:

Stay focused on the Light, today.  And let It guide you to the felt-remembrance that you're the Light, Daniel, the lion, and the den.  There's nothing to fear. It's all Go(o)d.  Only Love is here. 

With you in and AS this Love, 
Nik 

Oct 03, 2021
How to "Become Like a Child" and Live in the Kingdom
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"Jesus said the Kingdom of Heaven is within you, I think if he lived nowadays, instead of 'kingdom' he would have said, 'dimension'.  And 'heaven' refers to a sense of vastness of spaciousness.  So if we retranslate the words of Jesus into more modern terms, it would be 'the dimension of spaciousness is within you." - Eckhart Tolle

"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 18:3

"A child and a Sage (janani) are similar in a way.  Incidents interest a child only so long as they last. It ceases to think of them after they have passed away. So then, it is apparent that they do not leave any impression on the child and it is not affected by them mentally.  So it is with a Sage." - Ramana Maharshi 

"Whatever happened, had to happen.  Don't sit and think: "I could have done this or that.' It is of no use.  Move on. " Ravi Shankar

Stay here, in the Kingdom, and Love will make you a King, protecting you so that you may protect and heal 'others', all while knowing that nothing is actually happening. Only Love is here.  

I love you, 
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 02, 2021
Life Changes When You Understand This
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Today's Quote:

"You cannot be changed, ‘you’ must be exchanged." - Mooji

"When we struggle to change ourselves we, in fact, only continue the patterns of self judgement and aggression.  We keep the war against ourselves alive." - Jack Kornfield 

Today's Practice:
Don't try to fix yourself.  Watch yourself.  Observe yourself, and the real Self steps in.  Love changes you.  Love heals you. Love replaces you.  And then you'll watch and observe healthier lifestyle choices as a natural side effect of conscious Oneness (alignment) with this Love.  

Love is moving you. 
Love is announcing itself in you. 
Love is choosing through you. 
It's using you. 
It's being you. 
When you feel Love, you automatically get out of the way.  You are automatically replaced and only Love is left. 

I Love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

Oct 02, 2021
The Transforming Power of 'NOW'
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Catch yourself when you're aware of thoughts that sound like, "things will be better, tomorrow", or "I'll be good after today...let me just get through today".  That's the same as saying, "I'm not good now... I can't feel good, I can't feel the presence of God, until tomorrow, until later."  And you know that's not true, you can only be aware of and AS God, now.  

When you become aware of thoughts like this, especially on days like these, when you're racing to the end of office hours, trying to get to your weekend, stop. Catch yourself breathing.  Feel for your heartbeat. Feel for God where you are and watch your world take on Love's image. Don't put off your felt-oneness with Love another second.   There is no other second. There is no 'tomorrow'.  When it seems to arrive, it'll be 'now', too.  Feeling Go(o)d now ensures that your future 'nows' will be Love.  I pray a sweet little prayer in this episode. Pray it with me.    

With you in and AS this Love,
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com  

Oct 01, 2021
You Can't Ride Two Horses at the Same Time
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In every moment, you're either remembering God, or you're not.  You're either feeling Love, or you're not.  Keep riding the feeling of Love and watch the view change. 

“If you close our eyes, you will see that after your thoughts, behind your mind, behind your identity, there’s something there.  There’s a Presence.  We like to call that Presence, me, ‘I am there.’ And if you close your eyes, you will see that it’s like a person in the room.  The room isn’t empty.  There’s ‘somebody’ in the room—we call it ‘me’. That’s your life energy.  That’s the very thing that’s alive inside you.  And this aliveness is what some people call Consciousness, and what some have called God.  It’s permanently switched on and It wasn’t born when the body was born.  It’s always happy.  It doesn’t need anything more to become happy.  But Maya doesn’t let us look at this ‘something’, since it’s a delusion that the physical world is ultimate reality. 

So Naam (mantra or repetition of God’s names) is saying, “don’t look at the material world, there’s something behind the material world.  Focus on that.  Focus on where the material world came from.”  Naam Simran is constantly reminding us, “don’t get lost in the game.” And you notice that this game is very easy to get lost in.  Why? Because Maya is a very tasty wine.  We are drinking this wine all the time, we are swimming in this wine.  And every now and then, we remember a bit of Naam and we get out of the system, but then we forget and we go back in the system, and then we remember again.  Over and over.  This is why Naam Simran is a 24 hour practice.  24 hours a day what you’re meditating on is, “This is not real. This is not reality. Ram Naam is the real reality, Wahe Guru, Wahe Guru—that which is behind Maya is the reality, Maya itself is not the reality.” - @nanak.naam

I love you, 
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com

Sep 30, 2021
God's Hand Has Always Been on You
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'The Sure Presence' by Eva Bell Werber via In His Presence (1946)

"All about you is seeming reality.  It is so much easier to dwell in this confusion of mind than it is to rest back in the quiet garden of spirit.  You must constantly exercise and practice the Presence until of all things, It is the most real. 

Watch carefully for directions.  Keep your soul atuned for My voice.  It is subtle, low, and sweet, yet with what great sureness can It guide you. It will clarify the things which seem to confound you and over which you seem of yourself to have no control.  You will know then that the way you walk is the way I choose for you and that which before seemed so real will fade away in the light of My truth and wisdom.  

Rest now for a moment in My arms of love. Feel the tender touch of My hand upon your head, then go forth to bear My radiance to all your world. "

Stay in conscious remembrance of God's hand... of this Love, today and always, and watch miracles become the norm.  

With you in and AS this Love, 
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com

Sep 29, 2021
Negative Emotions Are Actually a Go(o)d Sign!
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Today, focus on the emotion, not the reason for it. 

1. Look at it, with your inner eyes. Is it big? Small? What shape is it? What color is it? How far up from the ground is it? How far down from the ceiling is it? Is it rough or smooth? Is it transparent or cloudy? etc.  Even if your eyes are closed, look at it, unblinking, fully alert, like in this episode.  
2. Listen to it-- not for words or for a story about why it has come.  It's silent. You're silent. Listen to the silence in and around it.  Be the silence.  
3. Feel it fully without any need for context, explanation, or label. 

This is surrender.  This is letting it go.  This negative energy has only come because it's ready to be seen through, to be dropped.  Sitting with it this way is the ascension, it's the level up. It then reveals the Love it was made of.  And you stay in the Love.  You stay as the Love.  And you repeat this process every time more of the 'past' comes up to be released.  Keep rising.  Keep releasing.  Keep rising.  I'm with you. 

I love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com 

Sep 29, 2021
I Am Surrounded by the Love of God
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Today's Quotes:

"I am surrounded by the Love of God." 
- A Course in Miracles Lesson 264

"Stillness is the highest level of intensity.  When there is stillness within you, your body, mind, and energies will be exuberantly intense." 
- Sadhguru 

Today's Practice:

Keep remembering that you are surrounded by the Love of God, until it is revealed that you are the Love that's doing the surrounding.   You are the Love that pervades and appears as the body. You are the Love that the world appears to take place in.  Be this Love, consciously. 

I love you, 
Nik 

Sep 28, 2021
Walking AS Love with Rupert Spira
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One of my favorite spiritual messengers, Rupert Spira, penned a DELICIOUS poem at the top of the year, and he gave me his blessing to share it with you! 

Lockdown Nights in Oxford by Rupert Spira, author of Being Myself

 "Last night I walked the streets of Oxford with Kabir
The night before it was Jesus
And the night before, Rumi visited, uninvited!

Every night a different companion but always the same Friend
Why go anywhere when the Beloved always comes to you?

I pointed out the smiling houses to Kabir
(Have you noticed that houses have a face?)
‘It is I who am smiling’, he said.

‘I am happy to see you’, I said to Atmananda the next night
‘You are happiness itself’, he replied.

I stood outside a chapel
And listened to a choir with Brother Lawrence
‘Our love for God is God’s love for us’, he said.

And the next night, Meister Eckhart,
‘There is a huge silence inside each of us
That beckons us into itself’
‘Know nothing’, Socrates said the following night
‘Be everything’, added Parmenides.

I showed Plotinus the gardens
But he said, ‘I see only one thing’
I talked with the Buddha
But he remained silent
I was silent with Moses
But he started to sing

I uttered the word ‘I’
But Balyani held his hand to my mouth
I asked Huang Po if he could hear the stream
‘There is only the hearing’, he said.

I found William Blake naked in the park
‘Do you see how, through perception, the infinite gives birth to itself?’
he asked

‘He’s right’, Ramana said,
‘The universe is born every moment
Through the portal I Am’
And later, when I suggested we rest,
‘I am always at rest’, he smiled

‘Thine this universal frame,
Thus wondrous fair,
Thyself how wondrous then?’
Milton asked ecstatically as we looked at the sky

‘Everything shines with being’, Wordsworth said
I offered Jesus a drink
‘I am the water of life’, he said.

I walked in silence with Francis
‘My silence is my question’, I said
‘My silence is my answer’, he replied
I walked alone one night
With the world for my Friend

The next night I found Hafiz drunk on a bench
‘Come taste this wine!’ he called
Shams came to join us
‘I am looking for the Friend’, he sighed.

‘I love these night-time walks’, I said to Anandamaya Ma
‘Love only love’, she said
I listened to barking dogs with Abinavagupta
‘Know only knowing’, he said
‘I am…’
‘Shhh! Don’t add anything to it’,
Sri Nisargadatta exclaimed.

I danced down the street with Mozart
I prayed in every step with Bach
I leaned with Primo Levi against a wall
Watching friends and lovers and strangers
‘Each of us’, he said ‘bears the imprint
Of a friend met along the way;
In each the trace of each’

Yeats joined us
‘There are no strangers here’, he said
‘Only friends we haven’t yet met’
And Rembrandt agreed
‘If you look at anyone for long enough’, he said
They will eventually become your friend’

I watched the sun set with Shelley one night
‘The One remains, the many change and pass’, he said
And then, as the moon arose,
‘Heaven’s light forever shines, Earth’s shadows fly;
Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass,
Stains the white radiance of Eternity,
Until Death tramples it to fragments. Die,
If thou wouldst be with that which thou dost seek!’

And last night Ru

Sep 27, 2021
How to Change the Game
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Today's Quote:

"The most important spiritual growth doesn't happen when you're meditating or on a yoga mat. It happens in the midst of conflict-- when you're frustrated, angry, or scared and you're doing the same old thing, and then suddenly you realize you have a choice to do it differently." - Anonymous from IG

Today's Practice:

Make the choice to be woke in the game.  Know that Love is the essence of every scene, of every situation, of every character,  even yours.  Feel Love and watch the game change.  

I love you, 
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com 

Sep 27, 2021
The Hidden Perfume
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Remembering God is our main business, and that remembrance handles all of our other business!  So all of the senses must be employed toward that end.

Up next, the sense of smell.   Allow a fragrant oil (I like Jasmine Absolute in Jojoba Oilfrom Whole Foods) to jog your memory to reach for God, to stay tapped into Love.  Or light an incense to help you stay aware of the Light in your heart.  Let the worldly perfume guide you to your inner, "hidden perfume".  Do what it takes to BE who you are.

Today's Quote:

"You contain within your innermost being many qualities of which you are unaware.  These are like unto beautiful bottles of rare perfume which you have put away in closets and forgotten."-   excerpted from Journey with the Master by Eva Bell Werber (The Hidden Perfume) 


Sep 26, 2021
How to Manifest What You Really Want
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Today's Quotes:

"Your work is to relax and allow.  To relax and allow, no matter what." - Abraham Hicks

"Sit in meditation not to make something happen, but to stay out of the way of what is happening." - Dr. Michael Beckwith

Today's Practice:

Stop doing 'manifestation' practices today and relax into that place inside that is already, always relaxed.  Allow Love to dissolve your desires. Allow your Go(o)d to come.  Surrender to Love and trust It to become all that you need and more.  

I love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

Sep 25, 2021
The Magic of Finding Your Soul
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In this bonus episode, I share the power of listening to today's full length episode (Beyond Time), while walking.  The contrast of your body being in motion, and the still Center that you are, is apparent, if you know where and how to look!

Today's Quotes:

"Here's the trick-- the magic of finding your soul and filling your heart: Once you find space, peer intently into it as if it was a thick fog, and you're waiting to see what will come out of it. Look into the depth and breadth of every space, and pay close attention to not only what you see, but also to what you feel.  That's right, find your Eufeeling (Love) in the space between two objects.  It will melt your heart. -  Frank Kinslow, The Kinslow System

"Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it." - Ram Dass

Osho's Don't Blink practice

Sep 24, 2021
Beyond Time- How to Stay in the Present Moment (Mind Blowing)
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Listen to the full version of Herb Fitch's 1979 talk, Beyond Time!  Life. Changing. Wisdom. Drink It in.  Get drunk on It!  Thank me later :) 

And then listen, and re-listen to this episode (and share it!) until you recognize that you can't be anything but this Love, but the Kingdom.  You ARE the Throne of the Eternal Now.  You always, already were That.  You never stopped being That.  Even while you appear to be this-- this body-- reading these words, your'e still only That. Only Love.  And you're remembering to remember. And because of That, everything is changing.  Flowing beautifully. Grace is here. 

For extra points listen to this while walking— notice what doesn’t move while the body is in motion. Stay as That. 

I love you, 
Nik
Nikki@curlynikki.com 

Sep 24, 2021
"This Love and God Are Not Different"
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Today's Quotes:

“This love and life are not different. 
This love and God are not different. 
This love and consciousness are not different. 
This love and the Absolute are not different.”
— Mooji, White Fire: Spiritual Insights and Teachings of Advaita Zen Master 

“I AM come here within you to be your life everlasting. I AM to resurrect you out of any tomb into which you may have fallen: the tomb of sin, the tomb of disease, the tomb of poverty, the tomb of unhappiness. Into whatever tomb you have fallen, I, your Christ-self, am here to resurrect you, to bring you back to the Father’s house so that you will “die” to that flesh and blood and bone belief, and actually witness your Self as you are, the Christ, the perfect son of God, the perfect offspring of the perfect Substance, Life, and Being.”
— The Altitude of Prayer by Joel S. Goldsmith

"He is the wisest who seeks God.  He is the most successful who has found God."
- Yogananda  

Bonus Quote:
“I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside.”
— Rumi

Today's Practice:

Be the Love, watch the body.

or 

Feel the love in the body and don't stop feeling the love. 

You've got the key in your pocket. Take it out and USE IT. 

I love you, 
Nik
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Sep 23, 2021
"God plus mind is man. Man minus mind is God."
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Today's Quotes: 

"When you know who you truly are, there is an abiding alive sense of peace.  You could call it joy because that's what joy is: vibrantly alive peace.  It is the joy of knowing yourself as the very life essence before life takes on form.  That is the joy of Being-- of being who you truly are." 
-Eckhart Tolle 

"God plus mind is man. Man minus mind is God." - Anonymous 

"Let it burn." - Usher 

Today's Practice:

Like a windshield – “Simply noticing is like being the clear glass on a car windshield.  The clear glass windshield simply provides the view.  The clear glass never comments on the view.  When driving down the street, does a clear glass windshield ever say, “I would prefer another scene.  Choose somewhere else to drive, please!”? A clear glass windshield never adds to or complicates what comes into its field of view by also thinking about the view.  The clear glass doesn’t project judgment or story on the view, and see only that. In other words, things can be seen as they really are.  Simple noticing is the same—it is the pure, raw awareness of perceiving. Clear awareness is silent seeing. Right now, look out at the scene like a clean, clear windshield.”- excerpt from Peter Francis Dzubian’s , 'Simply Notice'


Sep 22, 2021
This God Feeling Becomes Your Good Life
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Your manifesto... your mantra... your re-birth:

I am so thankful that I am now consciously aware of my Inner Power.  This natural feeling of Love is my constant reminder of who walks with me.  I fear nothing.  I am Loved, confident, and free.  When I feel this current of inner Bliss, I am feeling God's infinite Wealth flowing to me now, and forever.

Use this one, or write your own and read it in front of the mirror until you tap into that Go(o)d feeling, and then try to stay feeling It for as long as you can.  Keep remembering It. Keep remembering that  your good rides in on this feeling.  This God feeling becomes your good life. 
I love you,
Nik
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Sep 21, 2021
How to Grow in Grace
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Today's Quotes:

"The sun hears the fields
talking about effort
and the sun smiles,
and whispers to me,

'Why don't the fields just rest,
for I am willing to do everything
to help them grow?'

Rest my dears, in prayer."
- St. Catherine of Siena

"(God) is giving everything, all the time and we are taking so little .  What can I learn in this very moment if I am really like a flower open to the sun?"
- from 'Windfall of Grace'

Today's Practice:

Be like a flower.  Grow in grace, like a flower.  When it's time, you'll bloom.  Be patient. Rest.  Smile.  Sway. Trust the process. Trust this Love.  Let It live and prosper you.  

With you in and AS Grace, 
Nik 
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Sep 21, 2021
I Am That, I Am - A 5 Minute Monday Reset
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Reset with me.  Rest as the Love we are... in this 'I Am' that you are.  In this I Am that I Am, too.

This guided meditation comes from excerpts from Srimati Margaret Coble's book, 'Self Abidance'.

I love you, 
Nikki
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Sep 20, 2021
“Due to Divine reasons, my light cannot be dimmed.”
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Today’s Quote:

“Due to divine reasons, my light cannot be dimmed.” 
– author unknown via @rachnasometimes_education

Today’s Practice:

Your Light cannot be dimmed by anyone, including ‘you’ and your fluctuating moods and thoughts.  Find this Light inside and recognize It as un-flickering and inextinguishable.  Find this inner smile, and see that you can smile without smiling.  You can feel this Light even when you're upset.  Stay AS this inner smile today. 

I love you, 
Nik 
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Sep 20, 2021
This Feeling is More Real Than the Scene at Hand
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Today's Quotes: 

"At every moment, we are free to allow experience to veil our innate Peace or to remain transparent to it. " - Rupert Spira 

Today's Practice:

Pretend you're standing in front of a window with a clear view out at a mountainous  forest.  It's a gorgeous day. The colors are vibrant and crisp.  Now, shift your attention to your reflection in the window.  The view is still there, but now it's in the background, and your reflection is in the foreground. Even if there was a war outside your window, it would be no more difficult to become aware of your reflection... of your innate Peace, that's also present.  No matter what's on view (and it is constantly changing!), don't lose sight of your Self. Don't forget Love.  Don't make the view and its alternating,  alluring beautiful and terrifying images more important than your awareness of Love.  Truly, only Love is here.  And you are That.  Feel It.  Be It.  

I love you, 
Nik 
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Sep 19, 2021
Live in Your Bigger Body
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Today's Meditation is a reading from Brian Tom O'Connor's Awareness Games.

Today's Quotes:

"In other words, the background is what objects appear in, silence is what sound appears in, mind is what thoughts appear in, space is what the body appears in, "I" is what "me" appears in, and now is what time appears in. "
- Brian Tom O'Connor via Awareness Games

"You are confused, because you believe that you are in the world.  Not the world in you.  Who came first-- you or your parents?  You imagine that you were born at a certain tine and place, that you have a father and a mother, a body and a name.  This is your sin and your calamity."
-Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Before Abraham was, I Am."
- John 8:48-59

Today's Practice:

1. Notice your whole, entire body.
2. Imagine that you have a bigger body that surrounds your entire body. 
3. Be that bigger body.

Live from and AS the bigger body, witnessing the regular body, its thoughts, and its world from this expanded (and more natural) perspective.  This is very similar to the practice from the panning out episode-- just approached from a different angle!  Get back, or hover above, or pan out, or live in the bigger body, or live as the spiritual body--- do what it takes to continuously recognize that you are more than that body! 

I love you!
Nik 

Sep 18, 2021
"Don't Freak Out", Feel Love.
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Today's Quotes:

"Don't be too quick to interpret the moment. Just keep quiet. My encouragement would always be: never think anything is against you, everything is a blessing. Why should it be different? Just be quiet. Let it all work itself out." - Mooji

"Try not to resist the changes that come your way.  Instead let life live through you.  And do not worry that your life is turning upside down.  How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?" - Rumi

"This being human is a guest house.  Every morning a new arrival." - Rumi

"Don't freak out." - Neem Das in Peace in the Pandemic

"This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival." - Rumi 

Today's Practice:

No matter what comes, don't freak out.  Feel Love. Trust Love.  It's all Go(o)d... even when It doesn't appear to be.  Only Love is here. 

I Love you, 
Nik
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Sep 17, 2021
SHIFT from "Waiting on It to Walking in It." - A Standing Meditation
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A standing meditation to remind you to get excited about your future 'nows'.  SMILE. SHIFT. STAY. 

"At any moment God can shift you from waiting on It, to walking in It. " - IG unknown author

That moment is now. Love chose you. Give thanks. 

I love you, 
Nik
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Sep 16, 2021
Your New Life Starts, NOW.
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Today's Quote: "Let a new life happen to you." - Naayirah Waheed 

Today's Practice: You 'let a new life happen' when you shift your attention  to your mantra, to Silence, to Love. The moment you shift, you are living in the new reality. Stay (t)here and you'll begin to see It take shape.   Your new life starts, now.  And now. And now.  Every time you remember to shift, you are living in the new life.  Watch what happens from here. 

I Love you!
Nik

Sep 16, 2021
The Great Shift
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Today's Quotes:

"Where you focus makes all the difference. Shift your focus and everything changes in an instant.  It doesn't matter for how long or how hard you have been asking (for what you want).  Things can change in the next second, the next minute, the next day or the next week... once you live these truths." - Richard Dotts 

"Think of God alone. Dismiss every thought from your mind.  You will see God before you and all your problems will be solved." - Shivapuri Baba

Today's Practice:

If 'letting go' is too heavy of a lift, try letting it be... or better still, shifting, from the disturbing thought to something else.  It's as simple as moving your attention from your hand to your breath.  In truth, there's nothing to let go of, and no one (t)here to do the letting go.  There's only Love. Only Light.  Shift into the Light. Stay (t)here. 

I love you, 
Nik 

Sep 15, 2021
Listen to This One When You'd Rather Stay In Bed
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Let's tap into true rest-- the place inside that is never drained, the place inside where you are always, already at rest, and blissfully so.

Excerpt from A Course in Miracles Lesson 109--

"We ask for rest today, and quietness unshaken by the world’s appearances. We ask for peace and stillness, in the midst of all the turmoil born of clashing dreams. We ask for safety and for happiness, although we seem to look on danger and on sorrow. And we have the thought that will answer our asking with what we request.

“I rest in God.” This thought will bring to you the rest and quiet, peace and stillness, and the safety and the happiness you seek. “I rest in God.” This thought has power to wake the sleeping truth in you, whose vision sees beyond appearances to that same truth in everyone and everything there is. Here is the end of suffering for all the world, and everyone who ever came and yet will come to linger for a while. ⁶Here is the thought in which the Son of God is born again, to recognize himself.

“I rest in God.” Completely undismayed, this thought will carry you through storms and strife, past misery and pain, past loss and death, and onward to the certainty of God. There is no suffering it cannot heal. There is no problem that it cannot solve. And no appearance but will turn to truth before the eyes of you who rest in God.

This is the day of peace. You rest in God, and while the world is torn by winds of hate your rest remains completely undisturbed. Yours is the rest of truth. Appearances cannot intrude on you. You call to all to join you in your rest, and they will hear and come to you because you rest in God. They will not hear another voice than yours because you gave your voice to God, and now you rest in Him and let Him speak through you.  Continue here.  

Sep 14, 2021
Living from the God State
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Today's Quotes:

"There is a Power that will light your way to health, happiness, peace, and success if you will but turn toward that Light."
– Yogananda

“The light of the world comes and goes, it is unstable. The Light that is eternal can never be extinguished. By this Light you behold the outer light and everything in the universe; it is only because It shines ever within you, that you can perceive the outer light. Whatever appears to you in the universe is due solely to that great Light within you, and only because the Supreme Knowledge of the essence of things lies hidden in the depths of your being is it possible for you to acquire knowledge of any kind.”
– Ananadamayi Ma

"The Light inside, the Love inside of us, is always present.  It can't be anywhere else.  God lives inside of us as who we really are.  Not as "God": Some Other Thing.  As who we are.  Not somebody else. Not something else."
- Krishna Das, Chants of a Lifetime

"Waking State - Movie playing, lights off
Dream State- Movie playing, lights off
Deep Sleep- Movie not playing, lights off
Turiya- Movie playing, lights ON

Turiya is pure consciousness-- the background that underlies and pervades the three common states of consciousness (waking state, dreaming state, and dreamless deep sleep)."
--'Turiya, The God State' by Santata Gamana

Today's Practice:
Stay aware that you're aware.  Stay aware that you're in the movie theatre watching, with the lights on, so you won't be fully absorbed into the storyline.  Watch the movie of your life like Michael Jackson in THIS GIF.  The Light is here, and you are That.  

Sep 14, 2021
Your Real Name
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Today's Quotes: 

“I am as God created me. I am His son eternally.” – A Course in Miracles

“You feel unsettled because you know you are meant for more.” -Unknown via IG

“Happiness is revealed when we allow awareness of being to outshine awareness of objects.” – Rupert Spira

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." - Matthew 6:33

The parable of the prodigal son-- Luke 15:11–32

Today’s Practice:

Do what you do that keeps you on your throne. Sway, smile, listen to this episode again, sing, chant… chant the name of God and know It to be your name, too.

Sep 13, 2021
How to Let Go of Resentments and Be Love
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Today's Quote:

"Tonight, give thanks to those who have done you wrong. They have unknowingly made you strong." 
- Unknown 

"Resentments. They all have their cheap little payoff, that little inner satisfaction. Let’s not pretend that it’s not there. There is a weird, quirky pleasure when we hang on to pain. It certainly satisfies our unconscious need for the alleviation of guilt through punishment. We get to feel miserable and rotten. The question then arises, “But for how long?”  
- David R. Hawkins

Today's Practice:

Pause in the midst of a familiar train of thought about who or what is bothering you.  Scan your body.  Let go of the tension you find. Letting go of the tension on the inside is the healing.  You'll begin to experience a constant, conscious Peace inside, and harmony outside until you see that there is no inside and outside. Only Peace. Only Harmony, Only this Love. 

REMEMBER: Feeling Love is the 'let go'.  When you keep feeling Love, you keep letting go into Love. And when only Love is left, what appears can only be in the image of that Love.  You realize life is really Go(o)d.  

Sep 12, 2021
"Meditate Upon Love as Greatness, and You Will Be Great"
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Today's Quotes:

"Brahman is to be meditated upon as the source of all thought and life and action. He is the splendor in wealth, he is the light in the stars. He is all things.  

Let a man meditate upon Brahman as support, and he will be supported. Let him meditate upon Brahman as greatness, and he will be great.  Let him meditate upon Brahman as mind, and he will be endowed with intellectual power.  Let him meditate upon Brahman as adoration, and he will be adored.  Let him worship Brahman as Brahman, and he will become Brahman." 
- Taittiriya Upanishad translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Frederick Manchester 

"Attune yourself to the active inner Guidance; the Divine Voice has the answer to every dilemma of life." 
- Lahiri Mahasaya 

Brahman definition via WIKI- The ultimate reality underlying all phenomena.  Brahman connotes the highest Universal Principle, the Ultimate Reality in the universe. In major schools of Hindu philosophy, it is the material, efficient, formal and final cause of all that exists. It is the pervasive, infinite, eternal truth and bliss which does not change, yet is the cause of all changes.

Today's Practice:

Get into Love and feel and know It to be _______.  Then wear the feeling like a cloak and don't take it off ever haha.  If you keep It on, It becomes your life.  

Sep 11, 2021
Abide Where Harmony Prevails- A Guided Meditation
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Today's Quotes: 

“We feel harassed physically, 
confused mentally, 
and weary for peace. 
This is how to relieve such a situation:

The program of Yoga, Self-Analysis and meditation—
a shifting of the focus of attention 
from the object to the subject, 
from the gross to the subtle,
from the outer to the inner, 
from matter to Spirit, 
from multiplicity to Oneness. 

Go daily into deep meditation. 
Dive deep beneath the waves of the mind
into the ocean of Being
where Oneness, Peace, 
and prefect Harmony prevails. 
Gradually learn to abide there.” 
–Srimati Margaret Coble, ‘Self Abidance’

“The simple truth here is that your conscious attention, once focused on the inner feeling of yourself, will destroy whatever is false in that feeling.  Since emotion or unhappiness is the falsehood in you (because it turns to pain) it is gradually dissolved or destroyed.  What is left behind is the true—your joyous, natural, vibrant self, your happy body. This can never be annihilated because it alone is real in you.” – from Barry Long’s book ‘Only Fear Dies’

“Silence is the altar of Spirit.” -Yogananda

Today's Practice:

Abide in that place inside that is still, unmoving, effortlessly quiet, and Loving. Stay aware as that which isn't moving or talking when the body is moving and talking.  Keep returning to the hub, to the Center.  Breathe your way into the Center. Use a mala to help keep your attention in the Center instead of only in the world.  Do what it takes until your attention and the Center are recognized as One. 

I love you, 
Nik
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Sep 10, 2021
“To Be Led by the Holy Spirit, You Must Be Full of the Holy Spirit.”
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Today's Quote: 

“To be led by the Holy Spirit, you must be full of the Holy Spirit.” -Samuel Deuth 

Today's Practice:

Keep up the 24- Hour Kingdom Challenge (see previous episode) by remembering to feel Joy, to feel Love, to meet only Love, to see only Love, to taste, touch, and hear only Love.  Only Love is here, and you are That. 

I love you, 
Nik 

Sep 09, 2021
THE 24-HOUR KINGDOM CHALLENGE!
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“What if the doctor told you that you have 24 hours to live and the one thing that could save you, is that for the next 24 hours you have to get into the Kingdom and stay there? If you were told you cannot move into doubt, depression, worry, or fear for more than 5 minutes… it would be a challenge to you, but you would surely give it your best effort.

If getting into Joy was a life or death situation, you would find you could do it.  You would shift immediately into Gratitude.” – Lisa Natoli 

“Know this: When you say, ‘I’, the true meaning of ‘I’ is Joy, It is Happiness, It is Life—and It’s also the witnessing of Life.” - Mooji

I love you and I'm with you in Joy!
Nik 
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Sep 08, 2021
You Have No Idea How Good Things Actually Are Right Now
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Today’s Quotes:

“Do not despair in any situation. Have faith NOT in the capacity of friends and family to help you out, but in the capacity of God. God will show you the right path.” 
– Pandit Shriram Sharma 

"You have no idea how good things actually are right now.  You just haven’t reached that moment in time that the gift is revealed.  

In full faith believe that your beautiful destiny is unfolding on this beam of God Light you can feel.  It’s coming into view in proportion that you can stay aware of It.  It’s rearranging your life, dropping the ish, and replacing it with sugar, effortlessly. " 
-Note from my phone, Sept 2018

“Much prayer—much power.  Little prayer—little power.  No prayer-- …” – Toure Roberts

Today’s Practice:

Every time you're in the midst of needing someone to respond to you or do something for you, remember in that moment that you don't need anything but God.  That remembrance is the true miracle that shows up as the seeming material one. Rest. Abide. Trust in this Love. 

Sep 08, 2021
Love is Your Preset
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A DM interchange with a reader from 2018:

Them:... (screenshot didn't have their original question)
Me: Instead of giving attention to inner and outer circumstances, feel for the Love that's also present. 
Them: Wow, that's powerful
Me: When I typed 'present' it autocorrected as 'preset'.  That's true, too.  The Love is preset. Everything else is an overlay. 

Today's Quotes:

"You'll get your 'stuff' when you realize you are worthy of feeling good all of the time. Not some of the time. All of the time." - Abraham Hicks

"When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited." - Sri RamaKrishna 

Today's Practice:  

Remember and relax into your Preset. Relax into the Present.  Relax into Love. It's easy to feel Go(o)d when you recognize that Go(o)d is what you are.  Be your Self, today. And recognize that same Self in and As everyone you meet.  Keep feeling Go(o)d and you'll see nothing but That all around you.  Everything is new.  

I love you, 
Nik 

Sep 07, 2021
Listen to This One If You're Not Ready for Work Tomorrow
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Keep remembering Lesson 34 from 'A Course in Miracles'--

"I could see Peace instead of this."

or

"I can replace my feelings of depression, anxiety, or worry (or my thoughts about work), with Peace." 

Then, you feel the relief that this thought points to, trusting this inner relief to take the form of outer relief.  Trusting that It's all Go(o)d.  Trusting that your constant returning to and feeling This, will take shape as the seeming world around you. 

I love you, 
Nik

Sep 06, 2021
How to Tune Into the Joy of God
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Today's Quotes:

“You do not have to struggle to reach God, but you do have to struggle to tear away the self-created veil that hides Him from you.” -Yogananda

“Don’t lose yourself in thoughts and feelings.  Let them lose themselves in you.” – Rupert Spira 

Today’s practice is from Yogananda’s 'Man’s Eternal Quest': 

“Whenever you feel afraid, put your hand over your heart, next to the skin; rub from left to right, and say, "Father, I am free. Tune out this fear from my heart-radio. " Just as you tune out static on an ordinary radio, so if you continuously rub the heart from left to right, and continuously concentrate on the thought that you want to tune out fear from your heart, it will go; and the joy of God will be perceived.”

When you're feeling upset, try this practice to get back to feeling Go(o)d.  

When you are feeling good, try this practice to increase your awareness of the all-ness of God, of Love.  Tune into Love and stay on Its station. There's only Go(o)d content here! 

Sep 06, 2021
You Have to Feel the Invisible to Do the Impossible
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Today's Quotes:

"You have to see the invisible in order to do the impossible." - Dr. Michael Beckwith

"The universe is saying: Allow me to flow through you unrestricted and you will see the greatest magic you have ever seen." - Klaus Joehle 

"Praying for a change in your life, well maybe it's gon' come tonight." - Kanye West 

Today's Practice:

In your journal write, "The moment I feel Love, I Am ___________." The 'blank' is your desired reality.  Trust that when you are consciously feeling Love, you are Love, and that Love will take the form of that desired reality or something even more in alignment than you can presently imagine.    Don't be attached to outcomes, just trust that It will provide. It always has and It always will, and now, the process is conscious. 

Keep relaxing into Love, today. Keep breathing into Love, today.  Allowing It to flow unrestricted, absolutely nothing is impossible, and with Love, "everything is achieved." - Neem Karoli Baba

Sep 05, 2021
"What I Want Also Wants Me"
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Know that Love is here.  Know that everything is changing.  Know that It, what's meant for you, is happening! And there's nothing you or anyone can do to stop It. It's all flowing from you, and that flow sounds like silence and feels like relaxation, like Love.  Step into your destiny by resting in and AS this Love. 

“When I run after what I think I want,
my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety;
if I sit in my own place of patience,
what I need flows to me, and without pain.
From this I understand that
what I want also wants me,
is looking for me and attracting me.
There is a great secret here
for anyone who can grasp it.”
- Shams-i Tabrizi

“There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness;....and, to know, rather consists in opening out a way where the imprisoned splendor may escape, then in effecting entry for a light supposed to be without.”
-Robert Browning

Sep 04, 2021
I Am Not In Form- The Final Meditation
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Todays' Quotes: 

“The meditation of suffering is the meditation of: I am this body, I am this story, I am these thoughts, and I am these emotions. The meditation of freedom is the meditation that lacks a meditator.” -Wu Hsin

“I am not in form.”- Herb Fitch 

 “I live without inhabiting myself.” – St. John of the Cross

 “Why do you stay in prison when the door Is wide open?”- Rumi

 “Don’t take shape”- Mooji

 “Worldly people go outward, but you must go inward like the tortoise, withdrawing within your shell.” – Maharajji 

 “To be absent from the body and present with the Lord.” – 2 Corinthians 5:8

 “Do not be fooled any longer. Do not believe what your eyes show you. What your ears make you hear. What your senses want you to believe. Go beyond that. It may take some effort, it may take some time. Yet you must do whatever you must do to free yourself from the pull of the world.

 If you are ready you will know what to do. If you are ready you will know what to do. if you are busy, busy, busy with other things then the world will grab you and make you believe this and make you believe that, put you through all kinds of experiences where you will cry and scream and get violently upset. At other times you will be happy and you will think everything is going your way. It will alternate. You will be like a yo-yo going up and down. You have within yourself the equipment necessary to transmute yourself. It comes as standard equipment at birth. It's within you. You're using it the wrong way. You're using it to externalize the world. Where what you really want to do is to dive within yourself and internalize the world, by pulling the whole universe back within yourself where it came from. You reverse the procedure. You pull back everything within yourself. It came out of yourself, it has to go back in yourself. That is salvation.”- Robert Adams

 Today’s Practice: 

Look out and inwardly recite the mantra, “I am not in form.” Know and FEEL the truth of this until you no longer need the words.  Practice being conscious that you are not the body.  Practice being aware of the Silent-Love inside.  Because when you become aware of the Silent-Love, you are already beyond the body.  You recognize that you ARE the Silent Love.  You recognize that you were never trapped in that body.  You were never bound.  You have always, already been free.  You have always, already been Love.  Abide here. Practice feeling this with me, today and always.  Until we see beyond days…beyond the illusion of time. 

Only Love is here. 

I love you,
Nik  

Sep 04, 2021
Learning to Dwell in the "Secret Place" of the Most High
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Today's Quotes:

"Life is this simple.  We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent. And the Divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true."
-Thomas Merton
 
"Q: Who am I ?

RM: The gross body which is composed of the seven humours (dhatus), I am not; the five cognitive sense organs, viz. the senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell, which apprehend their respective objects, viz. sound, touch, colour, taste, and odour, I am not; the five cognitive sense organs, viz. the organs of speech, locomotion, grasping, excretion, and procreation, which have as their respective functions speaking, moving, grasping, excreting, and enjoying, I am not; the five vital airs, prana, etc., which perform respectively the five functions of in breathing, etc., I am not; even the mind which thinks, I am not; the nescience too, which is endowed only with the residual impressions of objects, and in which there are no objects and no functioning’s, I am not.

Q: If I am none of these, then who am I?

RM: After negating all of the above-mentioned as ‘not this’, ‘not this’, that Awareness which alone remains - that I am.

Q: What is the nature of Awareness?

RM: The nature of Awareness is existence-consciousness-bliss

Q: When will the realization of the Self be gained?

RM: When the world which is what-is-seen has been removed, there will be realization of the Self which is the seer."
- from Who Am I? Nan Yar? Teachings of Ramana Maharshi PDF

"You are the Brahman in totality, nothing more. Unfortunately, you have conditioned yourself to believe that you , the Brahman are the body. Now you know that you are not the body."
-Nisargadatta Maharaj

"To live under Grace, you must consciously negate the laws of the world and the world's dominion over you, and by an activity of consciousness become aware of the law of God operating in your experience.
...
To "pray without ceasing" is just another way of keeping your mind stayed on God and acknowledging Him in all your ways.  Many passages in the Bible indicate that in proportion as you dwell "in the secret place of the most High", none of the evils of the world can come nigh your dwelling place.  In spite of God's Omnipresence, a thousand can fall at your left and ten thousand at your right, but it will not come nigh the dwelling place of the person who dwells and lives consciously in the realization of God' Presence, God's Power, and God's Grace.  If you are to make the transition from being a person whose life is not God-governed to one whose life is God-governed there is a price to be paid. I can tell you that for the first year or two the price is high and the way is hard.  It means consciously remembering the Presence from morning to night." - Joel Goldsmith 

Today's Practice:

Neti Neti in the style of Ramana Maharshi.  Look out and recognize that everything that you think is you, is not.  Everything that you think is here, that you think is truth, is not.  Only this Love is you.  Only this Love is real.  Only this Love is here. 

Sep 03, 2021
'I' Serves Through You
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Listen to this as a reset button for your day. Recenter.  Re-anchor.  Turn back to Love. Let It replace you. 

I Serve Through You (I like to read it, 'I' or 'God' Serves Through You')

"My Beloved, unless you are receptive I have no way of expressing my consciousness through you.  I function through your entire being.  I shall always function through you even after you lay aside the physical form.  You shall raise your consciousness to the knowing that I am all Reality and great things shall be accomplished through you, My instrument.  Obstacles shall fall from you as the leaves which have no further purpose fall from the trees in autumn.  

Dwell close by My side, rest in a new found restfulness and each step on the path shall be made clear.  Thus shall I be able to express My consciousness through you and we shall truly work together and dwell together in loving service." 
- Eva Bell Werber, In His Presence 

"Be a beholder and be aware of God as being you." - Virginia Stephenson 

"God isn't out there somewhere, separate from you.  Your eyes are His eyes, your awareness is His awareness, your sense of being, of presence, is His presence. In fact, Awareness/Presence is what God Is: pure, empty, silent awareness, capacious of all that appears, and all that appears does so in the only place it could appear, which is right Here where you are, where He is. "
-J. C. Amberchele 'Coming to Nothing and Finding Everything'

Sep 02, 2021
Come to Life - Unfold Your True Purpose
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"You've got to be centered in God, that's your number one priority.  That's all you've got to do at all times- to be centered in God and everything must come your way, it's a law.  Spirit draws unto Itself.  Spirit will employ you because Spirit is you. But if you're not Spirit or if you disclaim being Spirit or if you act like a human and not Spirit, how can Spirit serve?"
-Herb Fitch

"Your Heart knows the way. Run in that direction."
- Rumi

"Things that excite you are not random. They are connected to your purpose. Follow Them."
- Deepak Chopra

"There's so much peace in knowing that you will not miss out on what's meant for you."
-unknown on IG

The Kanye West song I mentioned, 'Come to Life' from Donda (track 22).

Today's Practice:
Take out your notebook and write down your 'thing'.  That thing you can't stop talking about. That thing you would do for free.  And start doing some form of it today.  Begin unfolding your Soul's purpose.  Come to Life. Come to Love. Tell Divine Love, tell God that you're ready. 

Say, "I'm ready." 

I love you, 
Nik
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Sep 02, 2021
How to Deal With a Negative Partner
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Maintaining our relationship with Divine Love, all of our human relationships will either evolve or dissolve. 

From a 2017 @Curlynikki IG post:

 When She notices Bae’s bad mood:

She remembers, that at a higher level, she asked for this.  She remembers that he is her spiritual practice, and therefore, she sees him as this moody-ass angel that’s forcing her into inner Peace, permanently.  He’s a beacon to call her Home to the only place where there is genuine, unconditional Love-- within. 

She knows that he can’t provide her with Love — That is what she is, but she used to forget that and when she did, she felt cut off, separate and like a victim.  Just as he can’t make her happy, he can’t make her sad.  She now takes radical responsibility for her moods.

In reality there are no ‘others’— just more of her Self.  She knows that just as she is God appearing as _____ (your name here), he is God appearing as moody Bae.  She sees him in his Perfection (in Love) even when he’s acting out, and maybe he’ll begin expressing that Perfection... or maybe he won’t be in her life anymore.  Either way, her only goal is to stay woke in the dream of life at all times. She doesn’t match his low mood in hopes that she’ll guilt him into acting nice. She knows better. It’s never worked before and it won’t start working now.  Instead, she finds her inner Beauty, the Presence, the real Self, and gives it her attention.  In the midst of the turbulent energy of anger or resentment, Love is there, waiting to be remembered.  Even if she can only feel a tiny bit of It, she’s won. #BeHerNow

Bonus Quotes:

"Shine the warm light of awareness on your thoughts and feelings." -Thich Nhat Hanh

"In the sunlight of awareness Everything becomes sacred."- Thich Nhat Hanh

Today's Practice:

When your partner is actively dark clouding, become aware of the dark cloud you experience inside, in response to theirs.  Notice that even though the cloud seems to be present within you, so is the Sun.  Give your attention to the Sun, to Love.  Be that Love. Abide as this Love.  

Their 'dark cloud' is only a call for you to go further into the practice.  Deeper into your Self.  It's a blessing in disguise.  And the more you abide in Love, refusing to step off your throne for anything and anyone, the more you begin to see It reflected outwardly as healthy and fulfilling relationships. 

Everything is changing. 

I love you and I'm with you,
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com

Sep 01, 2021
The Highest Realization- Seeing Through the Illusion
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Today's Quotes:

"The moment you see through the appearances of material concepts, you experience the Joy that is everywhere.  You feel it within yourself. " 
- John Stephenson 

"We have to develop the divine vision which sees through the negative and positive and instantaneously becomes aware of Divine Perfection seated on every throne.  This is how we bring the Light of God into this physical world, by recognizing It in the invisible. We all have that possibility, and if we are ready, we can call It our responsibility.  As a bearer of the Light we have to see the Light.  At first , we have to feel the Light, so we intuit the Light before we even see It. And when we see It, turns out to be different than physical Light.  It is the Light of wisdom." 
-Herb Fitch 

"Dive deep into the inner Peace, not in the sea of diversity. " - The Yoga Vasistha 

Bonus Quote:

When we come to Earth
They call it a birth
When we leave. 
they say we die. 

But we really don't come. 
and we really don't go. 
We just dream our lives,
but why?

To awaken as Bliss
from all of this, 
Joyous that all is
"I".
-Ron's memories (from an Amazon review beneath a book called 'Turiya the God State) 

"What you have called the body does not exist in the eyes of the sage." 
-The Yoga Vasistha 

"When there is the notion of reality (permanence) in unreal phenomena, there is bondage."
-The Yoga Vasistha 

Today's Practice:

See everything as a rainbow... as temporary, impermanent, fleeting.  Recognize that not even the most beautiful appearance is the source of the Joy that you truly are.   Look through the appearances today, and feel Truth. Let that feeling (silent-Love) of Truth become the appearance of the miracle you've been seeking. 

(Final thought--There's actually no one here to see through anything, and no illusion that needs to be seen through.)

Aug 31, 2021
Do This in Remembrance of ME
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"Get close to Me. Get close to Me! Do what you can. Do what you have to. Do what it takes.
Say a rosary. Kiss a stone. Bow to the East. Chant a chant. Swing a pendulum. Test a muscle.
Or write a book.
Do what it takes.
Each of you has your own construction. Each of you has understood Me—created Me—in your own way.
To some of you I am a man. To some of you I am a woman. To some, I am both. To some, I am neither.
To some of you I am pure energy. To some, the ultimate feeling, which you call love. And some of you have no idea what I am. You simply know that I AM.
And so it is.
I AM.
I am the wind which rustles your hair. I am the sun which warms your body. I am the rain which dances on your face. I am the smell of flowers in the air, and I am the flowers which send their fragrance upward. I am the air which carries the fragrance.
I am the beginning of your first thought. I am the end of your last. I am the idea which sparked your most brilliant moment. I am the glory of its fulfillment. I am the feeling which fueled the most loving thing you ever did. I am the part of you which yearns for that feeling again and again.
Whatever works for you, whatever makes it happen—whatever ritual, ceremony, demonstration, meditation, thought, song, word, or action it takes for you to “reconnect”—do this.
Do this in remembrance of Me."
--Excerpt from: "Conversations with God, Books 2 & 3: An Uncommon Dialogue" by Neale Donald Walsch

"The game isn’t to end up a good meditator; but to end up free.
The game isn’t to end up a good Buddhist; it’s to end up Buddha.
The game isn’t to end up a good Christian; but to end up Christ.
The game isn’t to end up loving; it’s to end up being love." 
- Ram Dass

What are the most useful methods of the spiritual game to you?  Shoot me an email (nikki@curlynikki.com) or a DM on IG @curlynikki! 

Aug 30, 2021
The Secret Radiance that Changes Everything
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Today's Quotes:

"Under the anger, 
under the fear,  
under the despair, 
under the broken heartedness, 
there is a radiance
that has never been harmed, 
that has never been lost, 
that is the Truth of who you are."
-Gangaji 

"When you feel this Light, That is you, and everything else that you thought was you, is not you."
-Herb Fitch 

Today's Practice:
Know this Radiance as your Self, and know that "everything else that you thought was you, is not you."  When you're feeling It, you're being It.  Set that alarm! Keep listening for Silence, keep feeling the Love, the Light in the Silence.  All you have to do is turn toward It, and stop turning away.  Keep turning toward It, until the 'you' that's doing the turning is dissolved, too.  

I love you, 
Nik
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Aug 30, 2021
Meditate Like Oprah & Maya Angelou - Become a Quiet Vessel
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Today's Quotes:  "When we plug the battery into the charger, it doesn't chatter away about how much it needs charging... it simply and quietly accepts the inflow of energy. And when we pray, Jesus is telling us, we should get into the depths of our being, and shut out the concerns of the world, and "pray to the Father in secret".

As we grow in understanding of the Truth of our relationship with God, as we begin to see ourselves in the light of our divinity, prayer becomes an experience in the silent.  We put the words of entreaty, of supplication, even of adoration behind us.  Our heart speaks in the language of the soul.  We praise God through our feeling of gratitude.  We worship through our spirit of reverence.  We ask for help through our receptive mind and heart. We affirm the Truth of being by meditating quietly upon it."

-Eric Butterworth, excerpt from 'Discover the Power Within You: A Guide to the Unexplored Depths Within'

"A true Christian is a true Hindu, and a true Hindu is a true Christian." - Swami Vivekananda

Bonus Quote:

“Along this path of knowledge, I find that prayer and meditation are elemental. Guidance comes from those practices. Sometimes in meditation one really tries to think of nothing. I do, anyway. I try not to have any focus or use any focus to get away from everything. I try to make myself a quiet vessel, a quiet pool where ideas can rise."
- Maya Angelou

Today's Practice:

Today, I want you to prioritize the Silence. Make yourself the ‘quiet vessel’ and ‘get out of your own way’, so that you may hear the feeling of Love and unfold Its unique path for you. Take 5-10 minutes today to sit on the charger :)  You got the juice! 

Click this LINK for info about Maya Angelou's meditation practice, and more info about Oprah Winfrey's first introduction to spirituality through Eric Butterworth!  There's also a link in there to the 6 minute meditation I referred to!  

I love you!
Nik 
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Aug 29, 2021
The Kingdom Isn't Far Away
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Today's Quotes:

"The Kingdom of God is spread upon the earth, and men do not see it.'* The Kingdom isn't far away.  The Kingdom is right here and right now. The challenge of Jesus' message is that it constantly asks of us: Can you see it? Can you see the Kingdom right now? Right in the midst of this very moment in the midst of this very life that often seems mundane and ordinary-- can you see eternity? Have you allowed yourself and your world to be rendered transparent to the underlying divinity that shines through it?   - from Adyashanti's, 'Resurrecting Jesus' 
*The Gospel of St. Thomas 113

"By and by your consciousness will become more and more centered in the eyes. You will just be aware; there will be no thinking.  Eyes cannot think. When the whole consciousness is centered in the eyes, the mind has no energy left for thinking.  There is no mind-- only the eyes exist-- so there is no thinking." - Osho

Today's Practice:
Take a few moments to notice that when you're not blinking, you're not thinking.  And notice what you FEEL in that pause.  Love.  Become a transparency for that Love to shine through, for the Kingdom to reach out and through and touch others.  Text someone a message of gratitude, today.  Be Love, today, and remember that the Kingdom is not only where you reside, It's what you are.

Aug 28, 2021
God's Love is Rearranging Your Life
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CROWN CHECK.

Breathe.

Smile.

Love's got you.

Welcome back to your Self. 

God is pretending to be the world, but It's still only God.  Remember this while interacting with seeming others... It's all YOU.

So soften... be gentle.  It's all Go(o)d.  Only Love is Here and It's rearranging everything.  Relax into It.   

"Unable to perceive the shape of you i find you all around me
your presence fills my eyes with your Love
It humbles my heart for you are everywhere."
- Hakim Sanai

"The way to You
lies clearly in my heart
and cannot be seen or known to the mind.
As my words turn to silence,
Your sweetness surrounds me."
- Hakim Sanai

"Filling Up My Eyes" Lyrics
You’re filling up my eyes
Filling up my eyes
No form with which to hide you
Now everywhere I find
You say, “Live just like the sky”
I live like I was blind
Now everywhere I find you
Now everywhere I find you

Filling up my eyes
I'm here
Everything is changing
but I am here
I'm here
I see it rearranging
Endless is your love
Your love is life
Your love is life
Life can't die

Life can never die
Endlessly am I
No place for me to hide, Lord
My presence is my life
As constant as the sky
I choicelessly abide
For this I cry, Lord
I am alive
I am alive.

-Mooji Mala, Filling Up My Eyes

Aug 27, 2021
"The River That Flows In You Also Flows In Me."
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"I honor that place in you, when you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us." 
- Ram Dass

"Do not be concerned about your relationships with people.  Consciously maintain your relationship with God, and this will take care of everything else." 
-Joel Goldsmith, The Infinite Way 

"The river that flows in you also flows in me." -Kabir 

"Meditate like Christ. He lost himself in the ocean of Love." - Neem Karoli Baba 
 
Silently say 'Namaste' to everyone you see, today, remembering (FEELING) Ram Dass' definition of it--  "I honor that place in you, when you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us."  

Feel the river of Love in you when you're on the way to the office.   Feel the current of Love  while looking at your coworkers, your family, and everyone you meet (including animals!).  Keep feeling this gentle river of Love flowing within you and don't stop feeling It.  Feel It until you lose yourself in the Ocean of Love.  

Keep flowing, my friend,
Nik   

Aug 27, 2021
I'm Not Aware of the Light, I AM the Light
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Remember, you aren't aware of the Light, you ARE the Light.  :)  And today we do a meditation that is a waking, moment to moment practice, to incorporate this Truth.  Walk this day, as the flame that you are! Feel the inner body, the vibration of Love, and BE THAT. Don't be aware of THAT.  Identify as THAT.  As Osho says, you are the flame, and that body (and the world) is the aura around it.   

Previous practices mentioned today--

The Inner Body Practice

The Diamond Light Body Meditation

Today's Quote:

"All spiritual practices are illusions created by illusionists to escape illusion." - Ram Dass

Today's Meditation:

“While waking, moving, eating, working, remember yourself as light, as if in your heart a flame is burning, and your body is nothing but the aura around the flame. Imagine it: in your heart a flame is burning, and your body is nothing but a light aura around the flame; your body is just a light around the flame. Allow it to go deep within your mind and your consciousness. Imbibe it. It will take time, but if you go on thinking about it, feeling it, imagining it, within a certain period you will be able to remember it the whole day. While awake, moving on the street, you are a flame moving. No one else will be aware of it in the beginning, but if you continue it, after three months others will also become aware. Only when others become aware can you then be at ease. Don’t say anything to anyone. Simply imagine a flame, and your body as just the aura around it—not a physical body, but an electric body, a light body. Go on doing it.”

— Meditation - The First and Last Freedom: A Practical Guide to Osho Meditations

Aug 26, 2021
Stop, Smile, and FEEL God's Voice
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Stop. 
Smile. 
Breathe, boo. 
Were you meditating on the world or on the Word, just now?
When you're feeling Love inside, hearing Silence inside, no matter what the body is up to, that's meditating on the Word.  That's meditating on Love. That's hearing (feeling) God's voice.  Our work is to make God's voice, this Love, louder than the world. 

Take a break from adulting for a minute, or 7 lol, and listen to these excerpts from Eva Bell Werber's 'Working With Me' in Journey with the Master.  

I love you and I'm with you, 
Nik 

Aug 25, 2021
The Most Powerful Meditation You Can Do! (Connect with God)
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Today's Quotes:

"Love is the fragrance of Meditation.  If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous Love arising in you that you have never known before-- a new quality to your being, a new door opening.  You have become a new flame and now you want to share."
- Osho

“The key is to be in a state of permanent connectedness with your inner body - to feel it at all times. This will rapidly deepen and transform your life. The more consciousness you direct into the inner body, the higher its vibrational frequency becomes.” - Eckhart Tolle

"Through the inner body you are ever one with God." - Eckhart Tolle

Excerpts from Gateway of the Inner Body

"Most are unaware of the inner aliveness in the body because their attention is trapped in the mind, in thinking."

"The field that is in the body, the very aliveness that is the body is a gateway to Awareness."

"Someone once said God is closer to you than hands and feet.  What could be closer to you than hands and feet?  They are pretty close. But inside your hands and feet is even closer.  The nearest that God is to you is in your body. Everyone has been asking where does God exists. God is the very life that you are. "

"Without looking at it or moving it, how do I know if my right hand is still there or not?"

Today's Practice:

Keep some attention within your feet as you move about today.  Notice the Love that's within your feet.  Notice the Love that IS your feet. Remember that to feel Love is to be Love.  

I love you, 
Nik 

Aug 25, 2021
Planting Yourself in God
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Today's Quotes:

"When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited."
- Ramakrishna
 
"Man is born only as a seed, not a flower. Flowering has to be achieved.  One should not take it for granted." 
- Osho

"Just as you could keep seeds in your hands forever without their bearing fruit, because they have been kept out of their native element, the ground, so you can keep yourself in sin, disease, lack, limitation, warfare, or even death, just by keeping yourself out of your native element, the invisible substance."
- Joel Goldsmith, The Altitude of Prayer 

Today's Practice:

Plant yourself  in the meditative state.   Root yourself in God.  Bloom and flower in Love.  When you practice feeling Love in every moment, that's the planting, the rooting, and the flowering.  It's the being. And then the bees come :)  

I love you, 
Nik
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Aug 24, 2021
The Secret Method to Freedom
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Today's Quote:

"Listen while the ultimate mystical teaching is imparted.  Eyes still, without winking, at once become absolutely free." -Osho, Book of Secrets

"Our eyes are the reflection of our state of consciousness." - Shunya Aakash

Practices Mentioned:
Panning Out (Looking like a camera) - Ep 43
Listen for the Feeling of Love- Ep 2
Headless.org Ep 51
New Growth Interview with Richard Lang, Headless Way Teacher, Ep 6

Today's Practice:
Stare straight ahead for a moment, eyes still, not blinking.  Drop attention down into the body, and notice the stillness, the Peace, the Love, the God that is (t)here.  Interrupt your day with this practice once an hour.  Stare straight ahead and at once, be free of thoughts.  At once, recognize that Only Love is Here. 

I love you!
Nik 

Aug 23, 2021
Listen to This One When You're Scared
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It's also a Go(o)d one to listen to if you have them Sunday night blues.  

"Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you
All things are passing away
God never changes
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing
God alone suffices."
-St. Teresa of Avila  

"The Power of God is within me, 
the Grace of God surrounds me." 
- Ram Dass

Say St. Teresa's prayer to the Love that you are.  Feel Love inside while you recite the words. Hold the words in Love. Know you ARE this Love.  You lack nothing. You need nothing.  Once you feel Love, you have everything. It's already here.  The clearer, fuller picture is coming into view.  Trust this. There's nothing this Love cannot do. 

Repeat Ram Dass' mantra as often as you can remember. Breathe away fear.  All is well. God IS where you are.  God is who you are. 

I love you and I'm with you, 
Nik
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Aug 22, 2021
There is Nothing This Love Cannot Do
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Today's Quote:

"Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not on thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path." 
-Proverbs 3: 5-6

"There is nothing My Holiness cannot do.  Your Holiness reverses all the laws of the world.   It is beyond every restriction of time, space, distance and limits of any kind.  Through your Holiness the power of God is made manifest. Through your Holiness the power of God is made available.  And there is nothing the power of God cannot do.  We will apply the power of your Holiness to all problems, difficulties or suffering in any form that you happen to think of, in yourself or in someone else." 
- A Course In Miracles, Ch 38

Today's Practice (inspired by ACIM, Ch 38):

1. Bring up a pressing or otherwise bothersome issue.  

2. Feel into the following prompt, and replace the blank with your seeming issue.  

"In the situation involving _________ , there is nothing that My Love, this Love, cannot do."

3.  Allow the words to point you back to the Love, the Truth, inside.  Feel this Love.  This is the most important step.  THE ONLY STEP.  Trust in this Love with all of your heart.  You trust It by FEELING It.  You feel Love inside, and then trust that It will move you to say and do the right things.  You trust that It will take the form of the solution.  Your ability to feel It, is the miracle you've been waiting for.  Feel It and don't stop feeling It.   

4. Know that there is nothing that this Love cannot do. 

5. Rest. Abide. Smile. Love's got you. 

I love you and I'm with you, 
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com

Aug 22, 2021
How I Get Through My Dark Nights
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First, I remember that it doesn't matter what the body is feeling or what the mind is thinking-- I Am Love and Love is unfolding where I Am.  Then, I wait to feel this Love.  And because I'm now feeling Love, I'm no longer matching the energy of the moment.  I'm not generating a false or fake joy, but turning back toward the inner Light, the subtle Joy, the Love that IS.  And I keep feeling the Light, holding this Love, through the situation, through the anxiety, through the worry... until it's seen that only the Light is real.  The eyes see the appearance but I'm no longer judging by the appearance.  I'm no longer fooled by it.  I'm seeing it... but I'm feeling Love at the same time.  And I know that Only Love is Here. 

As you move through your dark nights, it's important to remember that you aren't seeking God. You aren't seeking the Light.  You don't want Freedom or happiness or Love.   YOU ARE THAT.  You want them because of the false perception that you think you are separate from That, from God.  Freedom is the essence of who you are.  Relax, recognize, and stay feeling this Truth, inside.  And this Truth becomes your outer circumstances.

"He is a real man who does not let go his hold on the Self-state while he is attending to whatever problems come of their own accord and without desire."
- Ramana Maharshi, Padamalai pg. 250

"Self-knowledge, or knowledge of Truth is not had by resorting to teachers, scriptures, or good deeds.  It is attained only by means of enquiry inspired by those who have awareness of the inner Light.  One's inner Light alone is the means, naught else. When this inner Light is kept alive, it is not affected by the darkness of inertia.  Whatever sorrows there may be that seem to be difficult to overcome are easily crossed over with the help of the boat of wisdom (the inner Light).  He who is devoid of this wisdom is bothered even by minor difficulties.  The effort and the energy that are directed by the people in worldly activities should first be directed in the gaining of this wisdom.  Wisdom or the inner Light is like the legendary precious stone which bestows on its owner whatever he wishes to have."
- The Yoga Vasistha

Rhonda Ross' poem mentioned in this episode. 

Aug 21, 2021
Try This 'Inner Elevator' Trick to Quiet the Mind
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Today's Quote: 

"The mind should be kept in the heart as long as it has not reached the Highest End.  This is wisdom, and this is liberation.  Everything else is only words." 
-Maitri Upanishad 6.24

Today's Practice: 

Ride your inner elevator from the mind down into the Heart.  Ride it from noise to Silence. From chaos to Peace. From fear to Love.  It's noisy in the head, but quiet in the Heart. Stay (t)here in this Loving Silence. Don't ride the elevator back up. Stay (t)here. Stay Love. 

Aug 20, 2021
Listen to This One When Change is HARD, But Necessary
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"If the ground hadn't disappeared beneath my feet, I would have never known that I had wings."
-Rhonda Ross

My Go(o)d Friend, singer and song-writer, Rhonda Ross, sent me the inspired poem she penned yesterday, and I had to share it with my other Go(o)d friend...YOU!

If you're uncomfortable right now, going through the fire, in your dark night... THIS IS FOR YOU.  Get comfortable and marinate in this Love, in the Force Within, so It can carry you to your Next.

Check out her series, HERE and check out today's practice, HERE!

I love you and I'm with you, 
Nik 
Nikki@curlynikki.com 


Aug 19, 2021
The Process to Achieve Self-Love
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Today's Quotes:

"What if you said thank you to your body instead." - Anonymous via IG

“To love yourself fully, you must focus on a new dimension of You. You must focus on the presence inside of You. Take a moment and sit still. Focus on feeling the life presence inside you. As you focus on the presence within, it will begin to reveal itself to You. It is a feeling of pure love and bliss, and it is perfection. That presence is the perfection of You. That presence is the real You. As you focus on that presence, as you feel, love, and praise that presence, you will love yourself fully, quite possibly for the first time in your life. Any time you look at yourself with critical eyes, switch your focus immediately to the presence within, and its perfection will reveal itself to You. As you do this, all imperfections that have manifested in your life will dissolve, because imperfections cannot exist in the light of this presence."
— The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

“The absolute truth is that the ‘I’ is perfect and complete; the real ‘I’ is spiritual and can therefore never be less than perfect; it can never have any lack, limitation, or disease.” 
-Charles Haanel”

"Behold, I make everything new." - The Bible- Revelation 21:5 

My translation -- 'I', the awareness of the 'I' within you, makes everything new. You see with fresh eyes. You see with the eyes of Love. 

Today's Practice: 
Notice today which 'I' you are identified with.  Are you being the body, or the Love that courses through the body? The personal ego, or the impersonal presence, "I AM"? 

The "I Am", this true "I", is beyond concepts of sickness and health, beyond age, beyond sex, beyond all categories.  When you know by FEELING yourself to be this "I", the body you thought you were appears whole, beautiful, and radiant.  You can finally look at that body and love it, because you ARE Love. 

Aug 19, 2021
Take the 24 Hour 'Worry Free' Challenge With Me!
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Today's Quotes: 

"Trade your anxiety for My Peace." -  IG @Abideisprayer

"If it's out of your hands, then it deserves freedom from your mind, too." - Ivan Nuru

"Do not give in to your inclination to think about ghosts and apparitions. Rather keep your mind solely on God's name and meditate on Him. In the presence of His name, no other power can function. This is the Truth. Be firmly convinced of It.  The moment you have recourse to God's name, you should feel that no lesser power can touch you. If at that time you are aware of any physical anxiety, be quite certain that it is merely a bodily reaction." - Ananadamayi Ma

Today's 24 Hour Challenge:

1. Pick a prevalent worry/concern/desire in your life. 
2. Drop it for the next 24 hours. 

You drop it the moment you pick up your mantra. 
Every time a thought about your worry comes up, let it go by turning toward your mantra. Hear your mantra.
Feel your mantra. 
Feel Love for your mantra. 
Know that Love is appearing as your mantra. 

I'm with you, 
Nik 

Aug 18, 2021
Drunk in Love | Powerful Guided Meditation for Manifestation
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Rumi Quote: "Be drunk in Love, since Love is everything that exists."

Get a cup of water.
Set it in front of you and look lovingly at it.
Hold it in the Love that you are.
Look out at the water while simultaneously FEELING Love, inside. 
You have blessed this water with your holiness. 
With every sip, know that you are filling yourself with Love, drinking your way to a new life, to a new earth. 
History has ended. Karma is dead. Everything is changing. 
Only Love is here. 

Poem from recording- 

Intoxicated by Love
by Rumi

Because of your love
I have lost my sobriety
I am intoxicated
by the madness of love

In this fog
I have become a stranger to myself
I'm so drunk
I've lost the way to my house

In the garden
I see only your face
From trees and blossoms
I inhale only your fragrance

Drunk with the ecstasy of love
I can no longer tell the difference
between drunkard and drink
Between Lover and Beloved

Aug 17, 2021
Love's Got You Covered
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Today's Passage and Meditation: 
Eva Bell Werber's "My Robe"

Today's Practice:
Put on Love's Robe. Feel Its warmth, Its security, Its regality.  You are protected.  You are safe. You are loved. You are Love.  Whenever you feel worried or challenged today, pull Love's Robe around you tighter.  Stay aware that you're wearing It. Stay conscious that you're covered.  Love's got you. It's got us. In reality, there's only Love, and all is well. 

Aug 17, 2021
Once You Let Go Into Love, You'll Get Everything You Need
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Today's Quotes:

"This world is like a shadow.  If you try to catch it, you will never be able to do so.  If you turn your back towards it, it has not choice but to follow you!" 
-Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah

"As long as you want power, you can't have it.  The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dream possible."
-Ram Dass

"People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future."
-Eckhart Tolle

The story of Joel Goldsmith's missing luggage (material vs spiritual universe) comes from 'The Thunder of Silence', Chapter 9. 

Today's Practice:

Take a moment and explore something you're expecting (or hoping) to happen this week.  Notice that with this expectation comes fear and worry about NOT getting it.  Feel into that desire and drop it by feeling into Love.  What's your 'missing luggage'? What's your 'tattoo'? Let it go.  Love is now. Real happiness and contentment are NOW.  Stay with this fullness, and   anytime you notice an expectation or a desire arise, relax your shoulders, smile, and melt back into this Love.  And then watch what happens :) #Miracles 

Aug 16, 2021
Come Out of Sleep Into Your Mantra | The Power of 5:00 AM Part II
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God Morning to you!  Click HERE to listen to yesterday's episode.  In Part II, I share a significant part of my routine that is so natural to me now, that I forgot to mention it! 

Today's Quote:
"Get in the habit of coming out of sleep into mantra." - Ram Dass

Today's Practice:
Every night before you fall asleep, set an intention to wake up the next morning to Truth... to wake up as Love... to wake up reciting your mantra... to wake up FEELING your mantra... feeling Love, smiling, breathing consciously.  Then, like we always do, make it a game to stay aware of your mantra (of Love), all the way to the bathroom, all the way to the kitchen, all the way to your office, etc.  Keep remembering Love until you realize that you are Love.  Everything else is imagination. 

Aug 15, 2021
The Power of 5:00 AM
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Today's Quotes:

-"The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell. Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep."- Rumi

-"We must begin our days with the inner reminder of our true identity.  We must identify ourselves as Spirit, as Principle, as the law of Life unto our affairs.  It is a very necessary thing to remember that we have no needs: We are infinite, individual spiritual consciousness embodying within ourselves the infinity of good: and therefore we are that center, that point of God- consciousness which can feed five thousand any day and every day- not by using our bank account, but by using the infinity of good pouring through us the same as it poured through Jesus.  We do not meet people with the idea of what we can get or what they can do for us, but wee ego out into life as the presence of God."  - The Infinite Way by Joel Goldsmith

-The Sadhguru video I watched on Brahma Muhurtam(the 3:40 AM phenomenon)  

Today's Practice:

Commit to rising a little earlier than usual tomorrow (and everyday), to sit in the presence of Love. To sit with your Self. You can engage in any spiritual practice that suits you (or none).  You can journal, you can meditate, you can practice Love,  you can listen for silence, you can Namaskar, sway, take Love steps, consciously smile, do Japa (that's what I do along with Love Steps)... anything you like or a combination of several! The earlier you get up, the more you time you have for yourself, for your Self, for God, for Love.  Take that time. Take your power back.  We can sleep when we're dead :)  But wait... we don't die, because we were never born. Our bodies can and will sleep... our minds can and will sleep... but this consciousness that we are, is eternally Woke... watching, from Love, the seeming waking, sleeping, and dreaming.  Let's stay woke.  

I love you and I'm with you!
Nik 
nikki@curlynikki.com

Aug 14, 2021
#LoveSpeaks : Be Not Afraid, It is "I"
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In this Love Speaks bonus series--

Me = Love = I Am = your true Self = God

These are Love notes, spoken to Love, from Love, to remind you that Only Love Is Here.

I love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com

Aug 13, 2021
Discovering Love's Purpose for Your Life - A Quick Meditation!
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When you try to focus on two things at once, your mind falls quiet. 

Today's Quote: 

"God works as bridge builders, coal miners, teachers, salesmen, lawyers, artists, ministers; and it is God, the infinite Intelligence, at the center of our being, which determine our special form of expression.  To know what Its destiny is for us, we must touch this center within us in meditation." - Joel Goldsmith, The Art of Meditation 

Today's Practice: (comes from Frank Kinslow via the Diamond Sutras)

Take your right forefinger and place it on your right thigh. Become aware of the sensations-- is it hot, cold, smooth, or rough? Can you feel your pulse in your finger? Now, take your left forefinger and place it on your left thigh.  Become aware of the sensations-- is it hot, cold, smooth, or rough? Can you feel your pulse in your finger?  Now try to pay attention to BOTH points of contact, your left finger touching your left thigh and your right finger touching your right thigh.  And then drop down into your body. Notice the Silence that is now seemingly louder.  Stay (t)here.  Hear the Silence and feel the Love in the Silence. Feel the Silence AS Love.  With practice, you won't need to try to pay attention to two different sensations simultaneously, you'll be able to immediately shift your attention to the Silent Love.  This is meditation. This is your center.  Your purpose unfolds from here.  

I love you, 
Nik
nikki@curlynikki.com 

Aug 13, 2021
I Practice Love Like My Life Depends On It
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Feel Love like your life depends on It, because your best life does!

Today's Quotes:

"Why not understand that your vortex is pregnant with everything that you want.  Your vortex is pregnant right now with everything that you want." - Abraham Hicks 

Note: the vortex = the I Am = Loving Awareness

"As you know, God has a way of meeting our need at every level; soon thereafter I came across a poem by Robert Browning in which he states that we should not try to open an entry for good to come into us from the without, but rather we must open out a way for the imprisoned splendor within us to escape." - Joel Goldsmith

“There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness;....and, to know, rather consists in opening out a way where the imprisoned splendor may escape, then in effecting entry for a light supposed to be without.”- Robert Browning

Today's Practices:

Exhale (through pursed lips) strong, heavy energy out of your system.  Exhale your way back to Center, back into alignment.

Remember that everything you think you want is here, present, as the feeling, 'I Am'.  Stay in this knowing, keep retuning to this gentle perception... through your mantra, via the silence,, by smiling, Namaskaring, or by using your breath. Pick the door that gets you in the room and stay (t)here.  Abide. Rest as Love. I’m here with you. 

Aug 12, 2021
Listen to This One When You Feel Stuck
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ISSA RERUN! 

Don't match the energy of the office or anywhere else you DON'T want to be.  Recognize the room and the circumstances you're presently sitting in as the past.  Which means it doesn't need YOU.  You can even mentally remind yourself throughout the day, 'this is Past'.  You witness these scenes while being (aka feeling) Love.  You realize that they are just projections of who you used to be.  And now that you're being Love, you'll begin seeing Loving projections, new episodes that match all you've come to know your Self as. 

BONUS: That body and mind you think is you, is also apart of the rerun episode.  So if it's upset, that's OKAY!  You couldn't feel any other way in this scene. That stuckness or frustration or sadness is just as much apart of the scene as the couch or lamp.  But for the first time, you are watching from and AS Love.  Witness the body, the mind, and the entirety of the rerun from your throne of awareness, knowing that all is well. All is God. 

Aug 11, 2021
Reach for Peace Before You Reach for Your Phone
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Today's Quotes:

"It is easy to bear the heat of fire and likewise, it is possible to tread the edge of the sword.  But to sustain an unchanging love is a most difficult business." 
-Kabir

"'Mind' is nothing but the absence of your presence." - Osho 

Today's Practice: 
Meditate on Love the way you usually meditate on the world... the way I talked about how I was meditating on my hair, or my feet, or a headache.  We have to keep some attention on Love, constantly, no matter what we seem to be up to.   

So today, and everyday, before you reach for your phone, reach for Peace, reach for your mantra , reach for the inner Silence.  Meditate on Love while you scroll your feed.  Use that super powerful impulse to check your phone, to check yourself... to feel your Self.   And if you're anything like me, you'll have a tremendous number of times to practice Love, today lol!  Let's use our screen time for Go(o)d!  Start scrolling IG and FB (do we still do that? are we still on the Book?) in the atmosphere of Love.  Keep some attention inside, on Love, or on your mantra, or on Silence, at ALL times.  Until this Love replaces your concept of time... of yourself.  Until Love is all that's left.  

Aug 11, 2021
This is the Practice that Changed My Life
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“You must remember that the Name represents God within you. So you repeat any Name you hold dear and fill yourself with Divine ecstasy. This is the easiest and best method by which you can purify yourself. Think of God and you become the image of God. Take the holy Name and you become holy.
- Ramdas

"The best service you can do is to keep your thoughts on God. Keep God in mind every minute."
-Mahrajji

"If you do Japa mantra you will always be benefited. You will never lose anything."
-Anandamayi Ma 

"Those who sing the praises of Him are no longer ordinary men trapped in the world."
-Anon

"That student onto who the Lord becomes merciful chants the Lord's name and wins the game of life."
-Guru  Ram Das Ji

"Knowingly or unknowingly, consciously or unconsciously, in whatever state we utter His name, we acquire the merit of such utterance." - RamaKrishna

"By Reciting His name, everything is achieved." -Maharajji

“By the power of the Name of God, one shall come to know what one does not know. One shall see what cannot be seen. One will be able to speak what cannot be spoken. One shall meet what cannot be ordinarily met. Incalculable will be the gain of uttering the Name.” - #Tukaram

“Gazing upon this world, you are fooled. It is not worth even half a shell. Only the name of the Lord of the Universe is permanent.”
-Gurbani 

"After no great lapse of time I had the feeling that the prayer had, so to speak, by its own action passed from my lips to my heart. Further there came into my heart and precious warmth. None of these things made me feel at all cast down. It was as though they were happening to someone else and I merely watched them. The prayer brought sweetness into my heart and made me unaware of everything else."
- The Way of A Pilgrim

-Excerpt about Mantras from the book I've mentioned before, Polishing the Mirror (the one that sold me on the practice back in 2013)

-How to use a Mala

-I use Tulsi wood beads to chant, like these or these.

-Interviews I've conducted on  japa-
Nanak Naam
Krishna Das

-Books
Chants of a Lifetime by Krishna Das
The Way of a Pilgrim 
The Essential Swami Ramdas
Polishing the Mirror by Ram Dass


-Songs featuring the Mahamantra
Brindavan Hare Ram (the one I was singing before I started chanting it)
Township Krishna
My Sweet Lord (from Obama's summer pla

Aug 10, 2021
Listen to This One When You're Upset
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We'll call this the Go(o)d Tools collection-- recordings you can play, real-time, when you're in those stormy moments.  Let Love help you find your way back to your throne, back to the Calm, back to the only Power.  Remember, you're never 'upset'... you're only ever out of Peace.  You're not angry or afraid, you just forgot God. But the moment you recognize that you've forgotten, you've already remembered :)  So smile! 

This is the audio version of the notes I've written in my phone over the years- my 'break glass in case of emergency', Love notes to myself.  I hope they help you as much as they've helped me.  

All you need is enough awareness to remember to remember to come here and hit play.  And I promise that you'll find the relief you're seeking.  And in that relief you'll find Love. And in that Love, solutions.  Abide. Breathe. Smile. 

It's all Go(o)d.  Always. 

I love you, 
Nik 

Aug 09, 2021
How to Experience Peace in Every Moment
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This is a meditation that a teacher walked me through back in 2013ish.  It's a powerful way to begin to discern the unchanging Peace in every Holy Instant... you come to clearly detect the witness who has always been right (t)here, and you realize that you are That! 

Aug 09, 2021
How to Let Go and Let God- The Real Meaning of Surrender
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Today's Quotes:

"Some people feel the rain, others just get wet." - Bob Marley

"This Is, and this isn't."- Herb Fitch on discerning the Real (Love) from the not real (appearances) 

 "What is Sufism?" He said: "To feel joy in the heart when sorrow appears." - Rumi 

Today's Practice:

Choose your 'let go'... pick your permission slip to surrender and keep returning to it today.  It could be your mantra, it could be listening to Silence, it could be setting your phone alarm to go off every hour to remind you to relax the tension in your body... pick the one that works for you and EMPLOY IT.  Be still in Love, in the knowing that Only Love is Here. 


Aug 08, 2021
The Secret of Success in Every Walk of Life
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Today's Quotes:

"Bliss is the feeling that comes to you when the observer has become the observed. Bliss is the feeling that comes to you when you are in harmony, not fragmented; one, not disintegrated, not divided, undivided, one. Feeling is not something that happens from the outside. It is the melody that arises out of your inner harmoniousness. "
- Osho , The Empty Boat

"Gain this consciousness of God's presence and you have the whole secret of success in every walk of life.
 Cultivate the awareness of the presence of God every moment. It is our conscious union with God which enables us to live without taking thought and makes possible a life of complete abundance- by Grace."
- Joel Goldsmith, The Infinite Way

Today's Practice:  We run through the  REAL SEEING MEDITATION from Headless.org in order to get clear instruction on how to 'turn within'.  The same attention we use to watch TV or look out at an object, we now turn within ourselves to notice Silent-Love.  Keeping some attention within, on the Loving Silence, is our practice and it bears fruit, abundantly. 

 

Aug 07, 2021
I Am Within- A 5-Minute Guided Meditation For Go(o)d Sleep
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I Am here to wake you up, so that your body can sleep. Play this one right before bed tonight, and every night until you can choose Love without a permission slip!  

This Evening's Meditation:

"Beloved, whether or not you recognize My Holy Presence, yet am I still within you.  I am flowing through you, even though unfelt and unseen.  How much I could do for you, and how clearly I could direct you if you would turn within from time to time, and by speaking to Me have a living consciousness of the Holy Presence abiding with you always. 

You make so hard a thing of life.  My children struggle and strive to accomplish and attain. Try to be still that you may hear My voice.  Know that I am in all sounds of loveliness and all things beautiful bear the image of My face. But your eyes are holden and you hear and see not.  Try My dear one so that in coming days I can be more real to you.  Then shall that which is not real fall away and sweet shall be the reality of our fellowship and great shall be your strength.  You shall abide in Peace, walking your way in joyous service all through the day." 
- Eva Bell Werber, In His Presence

You 'speak' to God by being Still and listening within. God speaks back as Silent Love.  Rest in This, tonight.  I am in It with you. 

I Love you, 
Nik

Aug 06, 2021
We Don't Match Energy
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Today's Quote:  

"Begin your spiritual life with the understanding that all conflicts must be settled within your consciousness. There is never a conflict with person or condition, but rather a false concept mentally entertained about person, thing, circumstance or condition.  Therefore, make the correction within yourself, rather than attempting to change anyone or anything in the without. 

Acknowledge God as substance, law, cause, and activity of all that is, and immediately refrain from meddling physically or mentally in the without. Get back inside yourself, and there resolve all appearances."
 - Joel Goldsmith, The Infinite Way  

Today's Practice:  In the face of a disturbance, remember that it must first be resolved in yourself.  You don't have to make your little self, your ego, feel better... your little self doesn't have to feel good, but you have to feel and be aware of and AS God.  Become aware of your mantra, or Silence, or Love and recognize that you are the Loving Space for that moment to unfold in.  You are then aware of the disturbance AND Love.  This recognition, these short, frequent awakenings, are the healer of every situation.  

Aug 06, 2021
Everyone is Your Own Reflection
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Today's Quote:

"Questioner: "Is your world full of things and people like mine?"
Nisargdatta Maharaj: No, it is full of my Self. " - Everything is an Illusion

Today's Practice: 

See everyone as your own reflection. Look out from the feeling of Love at all of your faces.  Hold everyone you see in Light... in Love.  

Aug 05, 2021
Amazing Guided Meditation- Who Am I With Eyes Closed?
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Check out Headless.org   for other powerfully enlightening, yet simple 'experiments' to reveal your natural state of awareness. This one is great before bed, but equally powerful for stressful moments during the day.  It guides you right into the boundless space that the anger and frustration come and go in. Explore these teachings and your often over looked first person experience, and let me know if you have any questions!  xx

My New Growth podcast interview  with the Headless Way teacher, Richard Lang.

The Kanye West video I mentionedbefore the meditation.  

Have you ever heard of this teaching?! Let me know your experience by leaving a review!
 

Aug 04, 2021
God's is the Only Presence in That Room
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Today's Quotes:

"God's is the only presence in that room."
 - Herb Fitch

"My "me" is God, nor do I recognize any other "me" except God, Himself."
- St. Catherine of Genoa

"There is only one seeming problem. And that seeming problem is that God's Presence has been mistaken to be the presence of an individual."
- Ananta

Today's Practice: 

Love is the only presence where you are.  Not you AND Love.  Not Love AND a crowd of people... just Love.  Only Love is here.  No matter where you go today or what you see, instantly recognize it as Love.  Look out at the world from the feeling of Love. The feeling you have when you Namaskar or sway? That. Feel That while you look at stuff.  "That's not a little girl, that' Love. This is not a store aisle, it's Love.  I'm not looking at a phone, I'm looking at Love. Love has seemed to take on the form of a phone. But I know (aka feel) the Truth. Only Love is here." Practice this unceasingly today and always. If only Love is here, who is there to hate? To be afraid of? To envy? To be angry with? It's all You, boo. It's all Love. And therefore, it's all Go(o)d! Smile, breathe. :)

The incense I referred to in this episode!

Aug 04, 2021
How Do We Handle Hard Times in Life?
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The only 'problem' we ever have is forgetfulness of God, of Truth, of felt-Love.  The moment we acknowledge Love's presence where we are, we simultaneously acknowledge the non-reality of the problem.  Only Love is Here.  And in this Love, there are no problems. 

Today's Quote:  "This pain, this problem is part of my initiation. Its purpose is to make me unsee the problem. I must accept the challenge of the initiation.  And not be tempted to deny the Presence, the Power and the Allness of the Spirit of God. My initiation will be as long as I  want it to be-- 500 years or 5 hours. My initiation must continue until I  reach that place where I put up my sword, where I seek no defense, where I am not fooled into removing what I think is ‘my problem’.  See it as a counterfeit.  Every pain is a counterfeit. Every anxiety, every fear is a counterfeit.  My initiation is over the moment I know this and can rest in the Peace of the Father’s Presence, needing no power to overcome the counterfeit of lack, limits or fear.  Then I’m in the state of acceptance of the realization that God is the only power. Now I am not asking god to come into my world and make it better.  I am saying there is no work that needs to be done, there is only your kingdom."  - Herb Fitch 

Today's Practice:  When a problem presents itself, immediately shift into:

1. your mantra, like, Only Love is Here,
and/or
2. the Silence that is before, after, and pervading your mantra
and/or
3. the Love that is in the Silence

I immediately turn to the Love, but going straight to your mantra is just as powerful. The words gently guide you to the direct contact with your true Self, with Love, with the solution to every seeming problem.  


Aug 03, 2021
The Wealth Within You
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In today’s episode, we chat about our inherent wealth within, and Oprah's path of discovering It, by FINALLY being her authentic Self. Now it's your turn. 

Today's Quote:

"A wealth you cannot imagine flows through you.  Do not consider what strangers say.  Be secluded in your secret heart-house, that bowl of silence.” 
- Rumi

Bonus Quotes:

"I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier."
- Oprah 

“The wealth within you, your essence, is your kingdom.” 
- Rumi

"How can you expect to see the road when you have kept the door shut. Open the door and you will see the road."
- AnandaMayi Ma

"The Soul is the Divine workshop for the camera of your mind. Divine Love flowing from your Soul into the dark room of your mind replaces the lens of your mental camera. As you transcend your mind, you move above the belief that matter is here, that matter has power, that matter shapes your destiny.   By release of material beliefs the soul transcends the mind and therein lies divine rebirth. Fulfillment of purpose." 
- Herb Fitch

Today's Practice:

Be your Authentic Self using one of these practices:

#BeHer(or Him)Now -- Become aware of Love in the body and allow It to live you. Allow It to enrich you. Walk into every room today, aware of that Love inside, aware As your best Self. 

or

#BeLoveNow a la RamDass -- Feel Love not just in the seeming body, but everywhere. Be the Love that the body is moving through.  When you are aware AS Love, the body and mind are gorgeous and clear reflections of That.  


Aug 02, 2021
I'm Focused, Man.
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Today's Quote:
 "The very essence of meditation is one-pointedness and the exclusion of all other considerations, even when these considerations happen to be enticing." 
- Meher Baba

Bonus Quotes: 
"God plus mind is man. Man minus mind is God." - Anonymous 

“Meditation means cleansing the mirror, dropping thoughts, letting thoughts disappear, attaining to moments when thinking ceases. And those are the most blissful moments in life. Once you have tasted a single moment of no-thought, you have taken a great leap into truth; then things will become more and more easy every day.” - Osho 

Today's Practice: 
Choose a song that you love and sing along to it.  Notice each time your mind wanders, and bring it back to the hearing of the song and your voice singing along.  Start the song over and try again. See if you can stay focused in the moment, in the singing for the duration of the song. Make it a game.  Don't follow any thoughts. Sing TO Love. Stay as Love.  

Aug 01, 2021
All Power is Within You
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Today's Quote:

"Since the Kingdom of God is within me, all power is within me." - Joel Goldsmith (Invisible Supply)

Bonus Quote:

"Here is the answer to every problem that will confront you, today and tomorrow and throughout time.  In this world, you believe you are sustained by everything but God. Your faith is placed in the most trivial and insane symbols; pills, money, “protective” clothing, influence, prestige, being liked, knowing the “right” people, and an endless list of forms of nothingness that you endow with magical powers.

All these things are your replacements for the Love of God. All these things are cherished to ensure a body identification. They are songs of praise to the ego. Do not put your faith in the worthless. It will not sustain you.

Only the Love of God will protect you in all circumstances. 
- ACIM Lesson 50

Today's Practice:

Every time you notice worry thoughts today, let go of them by immediately remembering the mantra, "all power is within me", allowing the words to guide you back to the Peace, the Love, Power, Itself. Use this mantra to help you FEEL through to the Truth of every moment.  Only Love is here.  There can't be a problem AND Love.  There are no problems in the Kingdom.  There's only God, only Love, only the One.  Relax your shoulders as you're reading these words and know that you are the Kingdom.  You are safe. All is well.  

Bonus Practice:

Take out a cute notebook and pen and write down everything in your life that is not power.    Keep adding to that list until you can see and know and FEEL that Love is the only Power and that all seeming other powers dissolve in the presence of this Love.  Love is truly all we need. Let's stay plugged in, today.  

Jul 31, 2021
How I Stay As the Loving Witness
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Today's Quote: 

“Do you have a cell phone with a camera in it? Cut the camera on, and then pan it around the room. Do you see how it just records, just registers whatever it sees? What does the camera think about what it's registering? What beliefs does the camera have about what it's recording? How many opinions does the camera hold about what it's registering? What positions is it taking up about what it's recording? What's that you say? The camera is not thinking at all? It doesn't have any beliefs, opinions, or positions about what it's seeing while panning around?  — Awakening Clarity: A Spiritual Sampler by Fred Davis

Today's Practice:

Act like a camera.  Using your head like a camera, slowly pan around the room you're in, silently registering the moment without the voice overlay of judgement, labels, and unnecessary commentary.  Just silent, loving witnessing.  

Whenever a disturbance comes today, immediately pan out. Just as the table and the lamp are included in that scene, so is the anger or fear. Let it be. Just register everything including disturbing sensations purely, without giving them a narrative or a story line.  Just look, without thinking. Just feel, without labelling it as 'bad' or needing to tell a story about where the sensation came from or who caused it or what you need to do to make it go away (go for a drink, grab your phone, etc).  The moment you're in couldn't be any other way. The couch you're sitting on couldn't be any other way. The fear that is felt couldn't be any other way. You couldn't be anywhere else.  It is as it is.  And it's all Go(o)d.  And once you're okay with it all, IT SHIFTS. Only after you give up your resistance to the moment does It shift.  Let go. Relax, breathe, smile.  PAN OUT.  Pretty soon, you'll know that nothing is the same. 

Bonus Practice:

Take the mantra, "just this"-- no past, no future, just this Love appearing as this scene.  All that is, is appearing as you holding the phone reading these words right now.  And 'later', all that is will be appearing as you walking into the bathroom, or into the kitchen.  And still 'later', all that is and ever will be, is appearing as a street, with cars, and trees rushing past, and that body, seated, gripping the steering wheel that's steering the world.  You're always arriving at the Home you never left.  

Jul 30, 2021
Love Steps - My Favorite Practice
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In today’s episode, you learn a practice that will help you abide in Love as you cross the bridge from your old life into a new one. Same Love, new Life

Today's Quote:
"Be fully aware of your own being and you will be in Bliss consciously.  Because you take your mind off yourself and make it dwell on what you are not, you lose your sense of well-being."
-Nisargadatta Maharaj

Today's Practice:
Select a song from the list below (or a song choice of your own without words, that is uplifting), and find a room where you can be alone. 

1. Press play (headphones are preferable)
 
2. Stand in the middle of the room, fold your hands in front of you (Namaskar), bow ever so slightly, and close your eyes (if you can safely-- ensure you have enough room). Using that body as an antenna for the Divine, you will automatically become aware of Love. It's a humbling posture.   

3. Take slow, little steps, while repeating your inner 'thank yous', opening your eyes on occasion to check where you are in the room, so that you don't bump into anything.  I take baby steps in little circles, very slowly. 

4. Practice Love during the entire song, feeling Go(o)d in every step.  Try to stay aware of Love for the WHOLE song.  And when thoughts come, let them go and return to the 'thank you' mantra, the beautiful music, and the Love. Repeat the song at least once, if you have time! 

IMPORTANT: Let each step be taken in the feeling, the energy or vibration of Love. Do as Thich Naht Hanh says and KISS THE FLOOR with each and every step.   You'll know you're doing it right if you are smiling!  Let the music point you back to your inner smile, to the Love inside, to the Love that you are.  Imagine each step is one taken across the bridge from your old life to your new one.  New life, same Love. 

My favorite is first, but I love them all!
I Giorni (Live) by Ludovico Einaudi
River Flows in You by Yiruma
Pacheelbel Meets U2 by Jon Schmidt
With or Without You Live by The Piano Guys
A Thousand Years by The Piano Guys
On the Way to the Beloved by Karuna

Jul 29, 2021
Dissolve Into God
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Today's Quote:

"The moment your mind starts worrying, know that at that moment, your mind has wandered away from Him. Bring it back to Him and watch your worries melt away." - @Geetima14

Today's Bonus Quotes: 

“Think of Me until all thoughts are dissolved.' This is the teaching of Sri Krishna in regard to meditation."- Swami Ramdas 

"We don't find God, WE DISSOLVE."- Krishna Das 

“As God’s beloved, I live in bliss knowing that my soul is never separated from Him, for I learn to know Him in all that I see.  God dissolved my mind, my separation.  I cannot describe now my intimacy with Him.”   – St. Teresa of Avila

"The best service you can do is to keep your thoughts on God. Keep God in mind every minute." - Maharajji (Neem Karoli Baba) 

Today's Practice: 

Remember that you're NOT upset or worried, you just forgot God, you forgot to FEEL Love.  

So as often as you can remember today, use these words, this remembrance to feel back into the position of the Loving Witness:

"Only Love is here" or, if it feels more accessible to you, ask yourself, "is Love here, too?" and then you listen for the Silence that follows the question.  You'll FEEL the answer in the Silence.  Love rushes in.  

*If you can't taste the Love yet, stay in the big Quiet that follows your inner question.  

*If you can't hear the Quiet that follows the inner question or statement yet, simply stay with the words.  The words will eventually deliver you to the Loving-Silence.  

I love you and I'm with you!
Nik 

If you have questions you want me to answer on future episodes, message me at nikki@curlynikki.com

Jul 28, 2021
Meeting Your Regal Self
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Today's Quotes: 

"There is a secret place. A radiant sanctuary. As real as your own kitchen. More real than that. Constructed of the purest elements. Overflowing with the ten thousand beautiful things. Worlds within worlds. Forests, rivers. Velvet coverlets thrown over featherbeds, fountains bubbling beneath a canopy of stars. Bountiful forests, universal libraries. A wine cellar offering an intoxication so sweet you will never be sober again. A clarity so complete you will never again forget. This magnificent refuge is inside you. Enter. Shatter the darkness that shrouds the doorway… Believe the incredible truth that the Beloved has chosen for his dwelling place the core of your own being because that is the single most beautiful place in all of creation.
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This magnificent refuge is inside you. Enter. Shatter the darkness that shrouds the doorway. Step around the poisonous vipers that slither at your feet, attempting to throw you off your course. Be bold. Be humble. Put away the incense and forget the incantations they taught you. Ask no permission from the authorities. Slip away. Close your eyes and follow your breath to the still place that leads to the invisible path that leads you home."
-Mirabai Starr, St. Theresa of Avila- The Interior Castle

"Breath and mind arise from the same place and when one of them is controlled, the other is also controlled."- Ramana Maharshi 

Today's Practices:

Breathe boldly, deeply into your abdomen. Watch the breath. Notice that when you're witnessing the breath, the mind is calm and when the mind is calm you are squarely on your Throne.  Stay on your Throne of Loving Awareness knowing that everything you need is already, always within you. 

Jul 27, 2021
Go(o)d Sleep - Powerful Golden Mist Meditation
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The practice--

"So I will give you one meditation. Every night before going to bed, just sit in your bed, put the light off. Close your eyes, relax your body and then just feel that the whole room is full of golden mist… as if gold mist is falling all around.

Just visualize it for one minute with closed eyes – golden mist falling. And within a few days you will be able to see the whole room becoming luminous in your vision. Then inhale and feel that that golden mist is being inhaled deep in your heart. Your heart is just void, empty, and that golden mist goes into it, fills the heart.

Then exhale: again feel that that golden mist is going out and that your heart is again becoming empty, void, nothing inside. This gold mist filling the heart, your inner being, and then emptying it – just like exhalation, inhalation. With inhalation you fill it; with exhalation you empty it.

This you do for five, seven minutes, and then simply go to sleep. **But when you go to sleep, always go to sleep when you are empty, not when you are full of the gold mist. Empty yourself and go to sleep. And you will have a very different quality of sleep – more of the void, more of nothingness, more of non-being. In the morning you will open your eyes feeling as if you have been in a totally different land… as if you have disappeared.

In the morning before you get out of bed, sit again: for five minutes repeat the same process. But when you get out of the bed, get out full of gold mist. Going to sleep, go when you are empty; getting out of the bed, be full of the mist.

Hold the gold mist inside and get out, and the whole day you will feel a subtle energy flowing in you, a very golden energy. In the night become empty, in the day become full: let the day be a day of fullness and the night a night of emptiness.

This is for now, and when you come next time, remind me – then the next step. I will tell you the next step so you can remember, but don’t try it now….

The next step will be that you simply remain a watcher. The gold mist comes in; you are a watcher. Fill your heart – you are a watcher; emptying out of your heart – you are a watcher. You are neither: neither day nor night, neither emptiness nor fullness, just a witness. But that is a second step.

So this you continue, mm? It is going to make you a shunyadeva – a God of emptiness!

Source: ” The Zero Experience, Chapter 3 ” – Osho

Jul 27, 2021
Remain Happy 24 Hours a Day
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Today's Meditation:

"Step 1: Relax.  Whenever you are sitting with nothing to do, relax your lower jaw, and let your mouth open, just slightly.  Start breathing from the mouth, but not deeply. Just let the body breathe. So it becomes more and more shallow. When you feel that the breath has become very shallow, and your mouth is open, and your jaw relaxed, your whole body will feel relaxed. 

Step 2: Allow an inner smile. Now, start feeling a smile begin to grow. Not on your face, necessarily, but all over your being. It is an existential smile, that spreads inside you from your belly. It is a smile, not a laugh. So it is very soft and delicate. Like a little rosebud opening in the belly. It's fragrant spreading all over the body. Once you have known what the smile is, you can remain happy for 24 hours. And whenever you feel that you are missing that happiness, just close your eyes and catch hold of that smile again. And it will be there. It is always there."
-Osho, The Orange Book

Today's Practice:
Just take a little moment. Eyes open, and breathe into your heart. Just little, short, shallow, open mouth breaths. Try it right now.  Feel that energy?!  Let that smile grow. Stay with the smile.  Live today as that smile. And like you already know, every time you notice that you've forgotten, you can close your eyes for a couple of seconds (like a reset button) and come right back to It. Take those breaths, smile from the inside-out, and you're back on the Throne!

Bonus Practice:
Watch yourself practicing the short, shallow, open mouth breaths. Be the Loving space for the breathing and the smiling to happen in, rather than being the breather or the smiler.  Be the formless, impersonal, boundless, undivided, invisible Love instead of the 'practicer'. ;)

Jul 26, 2021
Open Your Eyes AS Love
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Today's Quotes:

"Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there." - Rumi

"Real vision is eyeless." -Anandamayi Ma

Today's Bonus Quote:
"The experience of Self is only Love, which is seeing only Love, hearing only Love, feeling only Love, tasting only Love, and smelling only Love, which is Bliss." -Ramana Maharshi

Today's Practice:
Once an hour or as often as you can remember, close your eyes as the person you take yourself to be, and open them AS Love. Bring the Loving silence you find inside out into the world. Feel Love where you see people.

This is the appthat I've used for years.  I don't pay for a subscription-- I just use the chimes function, and set it to go off once a minute for an hour or two! 

Let me know how it goes! And if you have any questions! Nikki@curlynikki.com

Jul 25, 2021
There is No Problem to Solve
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Todays' Quote:

"'In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the word was God and the Word was made flesh.' The word was made flesh... but It still is the Word. By being made flesh it does not change its nature, character, or substance.  Cause becomes visible as effect, but the essence or substance is still the Word, Spirit, Consciousness."
- The Bible + Joel Goldsmith (The Infinite Way)

Bonus Quote:

"There is no beginning, no middle and no end: all is all at all times, beyond the comprehension of the mind and speech. There is no creation. The infinite has never abandoned its infinity. That has never become this."
-The Yoga Vasistha

Today's Practice:

In every moment, remember, FEEL, that this is a waking dream.  Live, lucidly. Feel Love and know that the Word hasn't become the world.  It appears to be the world, but It is still only the Word, only Love. 

Let's stop praying for dream solutions to dream problems, and start praying to be awakened from the dream. We pray for the dream to be broken. We pray for the constant, conscious awareness of God, of Love.  And then that Love breaks the dream. It breaks your belief in the dream. You can even say during the day, 'this is a dream', or 'Only Love is here,' or appropriately hum, 'merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily...' .  Write the word 'dream' on your hand. Do whatever it takes! And then, as the Loving Witness, you'll watch the nightmare end, and the beautiful dream begin.   

Referenced Book-
The Infinite Way
A Course in Miracles Made Easy 

Jul 24, 2021
How to Live as LOVE- A Powerful Meditation for Alignment
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Today's Guided Meditation from the book 'Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration' by Penney Peirce :

"1.  Quiet yourself, center your attention in your body, be in the present moment 100 percent, and create calmness and receptivity. Recall your list of positive experiences. 

2. Imagine that behind your back, your diamond light body appears. This body looks just like you but is made of pure transparent light and has no wounds or blockages. Your light body radiates wisdom, love, harmony, and the knowledge of abundance. Your light body steps forward and puts its hands on your shoulders. 

3. In your imagination, feel the higher vibration of your light body; welcome it and attune to the frequency. As you do, your light body steps inside you, merging with you seamlessly and easily. 

4. Your light body matches up with your physical body perfectly, each light body part finding its physical body part: the light heart merges with the physical heart, the light cells match the physical cells, the light brain joins the physical brain. Take some time to scan through the various parts of your body as this process occurs. 

5. Allow yourself to let go into the light body as it takes over, saying, “You know how to run this brain, this heart, these lungs, how to use these hands, this voice. Please show me how. I trust you to renew me, reorganize me, and teach me.” Fall into your own light and feel supported. 

6. An odd thing happens; as you let your diamond light body take over to guide you, a saturation point is reached where you “flip” and realize you are the diamond light body. Your identity shifts. As you hear the voice of guidance from the light body, you realize it’s your voice. You might say, “I am here now, and I know what’s real.” 

7. Let the diamond light saturate not only every cell, but your emotions, feelings, and thoughts as well. Let it work on your brain and body, dissolving shadows, filling in gaps, upgrading all your systems, erasing worry and doubt, opening new pathways, and reprogramming you with updated frequencies. Remain in the silence. 

8. Now, “strike the tuning fork” of your diamond light body’s vibration and let waves of your light and your original tone ripple through every tiny space in your body and out through your skin into the space around you. Let it expand as far into the universe as it wants. As your own diamond light expands, it joins with the diamond light it encounters in the presence everywhere. In the center of the light, you can hear or feel your soul’s eternal indestructible tone or home frequency. 

Living in your home frequency clarifies your perception. As you become calmer and more centered, others around you may be hitting the earlier, more chaotic parts of the transformation process. You may be tempted to merge with those who are suffering to try to help them. You will probably be knocked out of your center and into lower frequencies a hundred times a day. You’ll have to be enormously kind with yourself, yet disciplined to “choose once again.” 

As you become accustomed to living in your home frequency, you may find others coming to you to discover something about that “special quality” you have.”


Today's Practice:

Feel your Diamond Light Body, allow it to match up to your physical body and FEEL Its vibration of Love and Light.  Stay with It. Feel and hear It tell you, 'I Am here, now'.  Stay with that Go(o)d feeling... keep returning to It until you realize you are It.  It is you. It is me. We are One in This.

Jul 23, 2021
Love Will Employ You
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Today's Quote: "I depend on no one because God, (this Love), is my sufficiency in all things. You've got to be centered  in God. That's your number one priority. That's all you've got to do at all times is be centered in God. And everything must come your way. It's a law.  Spirit draws unto Itself.  Spirit will employ you because Spirit is you. But if you're not Spirit, or if you disclaim being Spirit or if you act like a human and not Spirit, how can Spirit serve?" - Herb Fitch

Today's Practice:  Return to the thought, "I depend on no one because God, this Love is my sufficiency in all things", frequently throughout the day. 

Jul 22, 2021
So What We NOT Gon' Do Today Is...
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Today's Bonus Quote:

"As you progress you become less excited about collecting the melodrama of the daily news; for as you delve within yourself, you want less and less to feed your mind unnecessary images and thoughts that agitate it.  You simplify what you talk about, what you watch and what you read.  You find yourself drawn to new kinds of books, perhaps books written by those who speak from the quiet of meditation. They are invaluable in creating space in which your mind can become quiet also.   
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One can be a responsible citizen without allowing one's mind to be captured by the media and their need to create news"  - Ram Dass, Journey of Awakening

Today's Bonus Practice: 

So what we're not gon' do today is watch stuff that makes us feel bad.  Just for today, turn off the news, turn off that one crime show... stop scrolling that IG account (and the comments!) that gives you anxiety. Sit with a Go(o)d book. Listen to Go(o)d music. Write in your journal. Take a walk. Our life stories have plenty of drama to cause that inner ruckus... we don't need to consume content that generate even more. STOP. Breathe. Smile. Love. I'm with you in this practice.  

Jul 22, 2021
Discovering the Sweetness of Alignment
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Today's Quote:

"The sweetness of life, the relaxed presence is the perfume of our essence, our No Self.
This nectar is natural.
It is life itself.
From this nectar everything good grows in our being and in our life. 
Remembering our No Self is to remember this nectar, life's inherent sweetness."
- Bruce Davis, 'The Calling of Joy'

Bonus Quotes:

"I came to know the meaning of the words The Kingdom of God is within you. I noticed that the effects of the prayer of the heart are manifested in three ways: in the spirit, in the feelings, and through revelations.  In the spirit there is the sweetness of God's Love, inner peace, the rapture of the mind, purity of thought, and the delightful remembrance of God. In the feelings there is a pleasant warmth of the heart, fullness of delight in all one’s limbs, the joyous ‘bubbling’ in the heart, lightness and courage, the joy of living, power not to feel sickness and sorrow..."
-'The Way of the Pilgrim'

"In equanimity, every cell in your body will generate sweetness."
- Sadhguru

"Essentially, what you are seeking is an ultimate sense of sweetness within you. Either you hit it accidentally or consciously – that is the choice you have."
- Sadhguru

"Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment."
- Rumi
 
Image of Anandamayi Ma (Bliss Filled Mother) -- See her face?! That. 

Today's Practice: 

Feel the inner Sweetness and then do something sweet for someone. Let that sweetness take the form of a Go(o)d deed! 

Jul 21, 2021
Where is Love, Now?
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Today's Quote: 

Only for today need you try to keep close our contact. Only for the present moment are you held responsible.  Tomorrow, yea, even the next hour is yet unborn.  So you see, after all the task is not such a hard one. Hold fast to My hand now, this very moment feel its tender touch and verily you shall not be left alone in the next hour, day or month."
- Eva Bell Werber, In His Presence

Bonus Quote:

"Why should you worry about the future? You don’t even know the present properly. Take care of the present and the future will take care of itself."  
-Ramana Maharshi

Today's Practice: 

As many times as you can remember today, ask, 'where is Love, now?' And then feel It right where you are and know that this is all you have to do. You don't have to feel It in the future. You can only ever feel It now and know that because you feel It now, the future is taken care of. 

Jul 20, 2021
God Is the 'You' You Don't Know Yet
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Today's Quote:

“Take the famous utterance, "I am God." Some people think this is a great pretension, but "I am God" is in fact a great humility. Those who say, instead, "I am a servant of God" believe that two exist, themselves and God. But those who say, "I am God" have become nothing and have cast themselves to the winds. They say, "I am God" meaning, "I am not, God is all. There is no existence but God. I have lost all separation. I am nothing." In this the humility is greater.

This is what ordinary people don’t understand. When they render service in honor of God’s glory, their servanthood is still present. Even though it is for the sake of God, they still see themselves and their own actions as well as God—they are not drowned in the water. That person is drowned when no movement, nor any action belongs to them, all their movements spring from the movement of the water.”
-Rumi

Bonus Quote:
"God is the 'You' you don't know yet."
- Mooji

Today's Practice: 

Know that you are watching the doing. You are not the doing. You are not the doer.  The burden is not yours.  Let 'the water move you'. 

Jul 19, 2021
Listen to This One When You Need to Shift
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If you're ready for a new life with this same Love, listen to this one... on repeat! Shift into a #NewEarth. 

I love you, 
Nik 

Jul 18, 2021
How I Let Go of Anger
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Today's Quotes: 

"When God loves people He afflicts them.  If they endure with fortitude, He chooses them." - Rumi

"If only you can go through difficult times with inner Grace, every situation you face will be an opportunity to enhance your life." -Sadhguru 

"Don't stop believing, hold on to the feeling."- Journey, 1988

Today's Practice: The next time you're angry,  shift from being the one who is angry, to being the One that is aware that anger has come.  It's a simple (not easy, lol) shift that happens the moment you become aware of Silence, or Love, or your mantra.  You go from being angry to being the Loving Awareness of anger. Cut on some music, take a shower, change the scene (switch rooms) if you can...pause, breathe, smile.  And then let Love move that body into right action.  Let Love heal everything, because It is everything. 

Jul 17, 2021
It's Already Yours
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Today's Quote: "'To him who has, all will be given.' If you have It, you can feel the Kingdom of God, there's nothing missing. It's all there. Everything that will ever be needed onto eternity. And if you don't have It, you'll be in trouble. You'll forever be picking up little suggestions from the world mind about your lacks and your limitations. It will be saying, 'you can change the stones to bread, just use your spiritual power'.  No. I already have the Kingdom of God and all It contains. It will manifest. I don't have to tell It what to do. It will manifest." - Herb Fitch

Today's Practice: God put that dream in your heart for a reason. Whenever the dream comes up, or the desire comes up, relax your shoulders, breathe consciously, and smile . This is the body posture that you'll be in when you are living that dream.  Shift into that body posture, now. Be THAT now.  Every time a desire comes up today you should say/think, "I'm not lacking this, this is promised. This is already here. I can't see it yet, but I can feel it. And as long as I keep feeling it, I will see it"  And the feel of It is this Love. This Love is the basis of everything. It becomes everything. TRUST IT. 


Jul 16, 2021
God Chose You
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Today's Quotes:"It's by God's grace that you think of God" - Ramana Maharshi

"This place where you are right now
God circled on a map for you
He has bowed there, knowing you were coming." - Adapted from Tim Chalice 

Today's Practice: Know that where you are right now is where you are meant to be. You couldn't be anywhere else doing anything else.  Your purpose is to wake up to Love in the midst of whatever your present life circumstances are. No matter how challenging they are, because as Dr. Bruce Davis says, 'Love found in the midst of great difficulty, is Love found forever'.  And I'm living proof haha!  

You are built for this. God chose you. Step into It.  Know this, feel this, smile, and be Love.  

Jul 15, 2021
The Most Important Thing in Life
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Today's Quotes: "The first great step of awakening is from person to Presence. "
 - Mooji

"Stay only with the sense of Presence, happily resting in itself." - Mooji

Bonus Quote: "Become a soul, look around, and you'll be amazed-all the beings around you are souls. Be one, see one." - Ram Dass 

Today's Practice: Take the mantra, "Not person, Presence".  or "Only Presence is here".  See through the the world of 'others' and  'persons' to the impersonal Presence that you can FEEL here, there, and everywhere.  Stay with this felt-knowing, today and everyday like your life depends on It, because your best life does! 

Jul 14, 2021
Love + Consistency = Miracles
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Today's Quote: "God... may I trust that change will come with consistency, however slow the pace may seem..." - @Doyal. Gauranga

Bonus Quote: 
“The best service you can do is to keep your thoughts on God. Keep God in mind every minute.” - Neem Karoli Baba

Today's Practice: Before you eat or drink anything, return to Love. Feel the felt-Presence where you are, or say your mantra.  Use food and drink to turn you around to your Self, repeatedly during the day. When you're three or four bites in, or the entire meal is finished and you've only then remembered, smile, and be thankful for Grace. Grace woke you up, and if you keep intending and practicing, it'll keep waking you up, and sooner and sooner each time.  Make it a game!  I love you! (and know that I still forget sometimes, too!) 

Jul 13, 2021
The Simplest Way to Enlightenment
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Today's Quotes:

"The roar of Joy that set the worlds in motion is reverberating in your body and the space between all bodies.  Beloved, listen."  -The Radiance Sutras

"When you're on Clearwater Beach what do you need to do in order to be on Clearwater Beach?" - Adapted from a Graham Ellis quote

Today's Practice:

In the midst of an activity, like beginning to stand up, or mid-stride, stop abruptly (think of it like that old school game, 'Red Light, Green Light'!) and see what you feel in the body.  You'll notice stillness... Silence. The mind falls quiet, and the quiet is LOUD. Like a big pause.  Feel Love in that Silence.  Know Love as the Silence. Recognize that this Loving Silence is always, already the case. You are always in It. You are always walking through It.  It is seemingly appearing as you, as me, as everything.  Stay in this knowing. Stay (t)here in the Silence.  "Stop leaving and you'll arrive." - Lao Tzu

Book Recommendations:

Frank Kinslow's 'The Secret of Quantum Living'
Lorin Roche's 'The Radiance Sutras'

Jul 12, 2021
Hold Love's Hand
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Today's Quote:

"If you knew who walked beside you at all times, on the path that you have chosen, you could never experience fear or doubt again."- Wayne Dyer adapted from A Course in Miracles

Today's Practice:

Personalize that boundless, formless Love as the presence of your transitioned loved one. For me, It's my Grandma Maxine.  I take her hand in the morning, and I don't let It go. I don't let Love go. I practice holding Love's hand and letting It guide me through my challenges, ups and downs during the day, until I recognize that even when I seem to let go of Its hand, or forget, It's still holding mine. Love is still holding me.

Try this today and watch how easier it is to stay aware of Love! 

Books Mentioned:

Brother Lawrence's 'The Practice of the Presence of God'
Joel Goldsmith's 'Practicing the Presence' 

Jul 11, 2021
The Solution to Every Problem
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Today's Quote:  "Keep your pipes open... keep your faucet ON." - Abraham Hicks 

Today's Practice: Repeat outwardly and inwardly "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" and FEEL the gratitude, FEEL the Love it points you to.  Love is Gratitude. Gratitude is Love.  When you are abiding here, you lack nothing. You have everything. You are everything. There is no problem to be resolved. Where the problem appears to be, there's only this Love. 

Jul 10, 2021
Do This Meditation Before Sleeping (Your Life Will Change)
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Go(o)d Night Quotes:

"All evil vanishes in life for he who keeps the sun in his heart." - Mantra shared by Ram Dass (Aditya Hridyam Punyam Sarv Shatru Bena Shenaam)

“It is your consciousness that has brought forth all the beauty, truth, and abundance that you now experience. It will not stop. The love you hold in consciousness is eternally manifesting as tangible expressions of who you are. Maintain the peace.”
- John Stephenson (a personal note to me in December 2020)

“Where ever you go, a garden will grow. Don’t you worry. There’s no way that you can put your trust in the Supreme, or turn your Heart, or your intention toward the Truth, and you get a lesser life.” - Mooji

The meditation is an adaptation from Herb Fitch's Mount Hood Talk (Tape 10:1)--

"'I am the power. I am the presence. I am the fullness thereof.  I have no other gods than my own Spirit. My Spirit is everywhere present. My Spirit is everywhere, the one and only life.  My spirit everywhere is the only manifestation. All that is not my Spirit is not there, because I am Divine Being.  Every quality of my Divine Being is flowing through my own Omnipresence.'
 
I recommend that you make this your evening meditation before sleep for a solid week;  'I am Divine', and when the world mind says to do this, do that, and do the other thing, that is your only answer; 'I am Divine'. I fear no Judas. no Pilate, no disease, no disaster; I am Divine. I am the living Spirit of God. Thou seest me thou seest the Divine Self, even if you don't know it. Thou seest the divine Self right before your eyes, always, is the Divine Self everywhere. Wherever you go, there is your Divine Self already, and the distance between is your Divine Self, and wherever you leave, your Divine Self remains there and goes before you at the same time. In the sky, on the earth, in the ocean, only your Divine Self is. In every tomorrow, and now still in every so called yesterday." 

Rest in this Truth every night for a week. Allow your life to change from the inside-out. 

Jul 09, 2021
2:22 | We Aren't Looking for Signs Today
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Today's Quote: "As rapidly as we use the forms as which supply appears, the invisible supply will again become manifest, because It is infinite; It is always Omnipresent, and the supply itself, which is the Spirit of God in us, will reproduce it.  No longer shall we live by bread alone, but by a consciousness of God's presence which requires no words, but rests in God as one."- Joel Goldsmith, Invisible Supply

Today's other quote haha: "The real contentment comes only when there is no desire, no hankering in your mind for anything.  How can you say that you have got everything and do not want anything more when you are holding an empty vessel in your hand?  You might be saying this with your mouth, but there would always be the worry in your mind about how the pot could be filled, always looking from side to side with the expectation that somebody will come and fill it up.  Well, how can you call this contentment? When one sees that when the pot before him is full to the brim, it is emptied, and when it is empty, it is refilled of its own - that is contentment.  If anyone wanted to give him anything, he would show that the pot was full already. What would he do with anything more?  Even if he wanted to share it with others, where would he put it?   This is the real contentment and it comes only through the grace of God.  When you have full faith in Him, full reliance on Him, when you can surrender everything to Him, then that grace comes to you by itself - you do not have to ask for it or make any effort.  Such is the value of faith in God." - Sri Neem Karoli Baba

Today's Practice: Stop looking for signs of your good... for evidence of God. Recognize and feel your fullness. Relax into your fullness... into the felt-being of Love.  Live today as THAT which you hope to become. When you are living as THAT, you don't look for signs!  You just are.  

Jul 09, 2021
How I Dissolve Bad Moods
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Today's quote and practice are one: 

"This moment couldn't be any other way."  or "This mood, how I feel right now, couldn't be any other way."

Notice your negative or heavy mood but don't try to change it.  Think of it like weather. You can't change it. You wouldn't even try to change it. You just shelter in place.  This mood is inner weather.  Let it blow through.  You just feel and be Love while the inner storm is raging.   See through the storm to the Love that's actually there.  


Jul 08, 2021
A Divine Message for You
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Today's Quote: 

"You are already in the temple which requires that you bow down to nothing except the divinity of your own being." - Dr. Michael Beckwith

Today's Other Quote: 

"Your holiness blesses the world. This idea contains the first glimmerings of your true function in the world, or why you are here. Your purpose is to see the world through your own holiness. Thus are you and the world blessed together. No one loses; nothing is taken away from anyone; everyone gains through your holy vision. It signifies the end of sacrifice because it offers everyone his full due. And he is entitled to everything because it is his birthright as a Son of God."  - A Course in Miracles Lesson 37

Today's Practice: 

Love everything you think about and everything you see.  Look at objects and appearances from the feeling of Love. Feel Love (your Holiness, your Divinity) and bless the chair, the couch, the lamp, the tree.  Being aware of and AS Love while looking at 'stuff', blesses that 'stuff'.  It dissolves the concepts of that 'stuff'. It reveals that there is no 'stuff', only Love.  And then the 'stuff' that more perfectly reflects this Love comes into view. 

Close your eyes and think of a person you like-- feel Love while thinking of them.  Bless them with the Love that you both are.  Now, think of someone you don't like. Feel Love while thinking of them.  Bless them with the Love that you both are.  Abide in your Divinity and watch what happens! 

Jul 07, 2021
If Life is But a Dream, How Can We Wake Up?
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Today's Quote: "Past karmas can't be settled one by one. They get settled all at once, in a single moment, when you realize that all of this is a dream. When you realize that you didn't do anything you think you did." - @ImmortalTalks via IG

Today's Practice: Set your phone timer to go off once an hour on the hour to remind yourself that this is all like a dream. To remember to remember to hold the thread of Truth. To feel for the essence of Love in every seeming moment.  Only Love is here. Only Love is real.  Today's practice is to live lucidly, aware that "life is but a dream."  And to smile to that dream : )

Bonus quotes: Ramana Maharshi on the nature of reality-
‘The world should be considered like a dream.' - from Who Am I?
'Waking is long and a dream short; other than this there is no difference.' - from Who Am I?
'The present waking state is no more than a dream.' - from Talks 244
'The so-called waking state is itself an illusion.'- from Talks 199

Nisargadatta Maharaj on the nature of reality- 
"The dream is not your problem. Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another. Love all, or none of it, and stop complaining. When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that needs be done."




Jul 06, 2021
Negativity Can't Touch You When You're Feeling Love
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Today's Quote: "Negative energies can't touch you if you are in the state of meditativeness." 
-Sadhguru 

Today's Practice: Follow the chime into the Silence. Be the Silence. Know that when are abiding in and AS the Loving Silence, nothing can touch you.  You are safe. You are loved. You are Love.  

Jul 05, 2021
In This Moment, Be Love.
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Today's Quote:  "I go before you to make the crooked places straight." -Isaiah 45:2

Today's Practice:
Stand up, and gently lift your head, your chin, your face as if you're warming yourself in the sun.  Smile. Breathe deep. Warm yourself in this Love. Know this Love as the 'I'-- the One that goes before you to smooth your path.  The One that is carrying you.  The One that is caring for you. The One that is the true provider. Your true wealth. Source.

Know that "I" goes before you to make the crooked places straight.
Feel the Love that goes before you to smooth the path. 

Jul 04, 2021
A Powerful Way to Stop Negative Thinking
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Today's Quote:  "Is it true?" - Byron Katie

Today's Practice: If you're feeling bad, it's because you're thinking something that is false. Interrupt the thought train with the felt-knowledge that the thoughts aren't true and that's why they feel bad... not because they are true, but because they are not true. 

Jul 03, 2021
Dollars Flow to Me Easily
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Today's Quote:
"Close your eyes and just feel abundant. A very light intention is all you need here. Remember—When living these spiritual principles, all you need is a very light touch, and the Universe responds spontaneously and beautifully.

Force plays no part in any of this. You do not have to “force” the Universe to give you anything. You do not have to “force” the Universe to respond. The need to use force comes when you believe you will not always get what you want, and therefore have to try all ways and means to get it. This is again our faulty logic at work.

All of the Universe is always equally present at all times for you. There is no need to “force” energy to flow, it just is. You are immersed in the Universal field whether you know it or not. Trying to “force” your Universal good is like standing in a beautiful field of marigolds and then “forcing” the flowers to come to you. That’s absurd, because the flowers are already here and in full bloom all around you! You just need to open your eyes to see them. Similarly, all you need to do is to open your inner eyes to recognize the inherent abundance that is already here. Right now, you are standing in a beautiful field of flowers. The flowers are there, but you cannot see them.

Why is that so? We are so busy looking on the outside (for certain people, circumstances and methods which we believe can help us achieve our goals) that we hardly take the time to turn inwards. When you turn inwards, you realize that what you have been looking for is there all along. The feeling of abundance which you so eagerly yearn for has been there waiting for you all along to experience it."
— 'Dollars Flow To Me Easily' by Richard Dotts

Today's Practice:
Find an image of a field of flowers. Save it as your phone's screen saver.  Allow it to remind you of your inherent abundance. Allow it to remind you that you are standing in a field of flowers, a field of goodness, a field of Godness.  Know this, feel this, BE THE FIELD, and the knower of the Field.*

*Bhagavad Gita 

Jul 02, 2021
Instantly Shift Into Love
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Today's Quote: "Smile, breathe, and go slowly." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Today's Practice: Practice holding a little half smile, today.  A Buddha smile.  A Mona Lisa smile.  Smile to stranger, smile to nature, smile to your smile, smile to this Love. Bow and smile to the presence of Peace within you.  When you notice the smile has faded, return to the smile. It will change everything. Thich Nhat Hanh calls it the best form of yoga-mouth yoga!  He says that sometimes your "joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. "

Jul 01, 2021
The Key to Feeling Love All The Time
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Today's Quote: "Everything is impermanent except the Love of God." - Neem Karoli Baba

Today's Practice: Find the Easter Egg in every moment. Find Love in every moment.  No matter what fleeting moment you find that body in, feel for the Love, the permanence, that is behind and beyond it.  Feel Love at the store, at the office, at home while loading the dishwasher. Stay with this Love and know that nothing external is causing It.  It just is, and you are blessed, in this life, to be able to be consciously aware of It. To be in alignment with It. To be appearing as It.  When you live as It, It becomes everything that is needed.  Trust It. :) 

Jun 30, 2021
An Easy Way to Feel 'Love'
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Today's Quote: "We lost conscious unity with the Father and invented a new meaning for the word 'I'. The word 'I' originally meant 'God'.  The word 'I Am' really meant, 'God Is'.  So when the word 'I' was spoken it was really 'I' uttering 'Itself'." - Herb Fitch

"I and the Father are one and all that Father has is mine."-  Jesus

Today's Practice:
1.  Close your eyes and place your hand over your heart
2. While keeping your head level, look up behind your closed eyelids (as if at the ceiling).
3. Feel how the body feels... feel how the Soul feels in and AS the body.   

Bonus Practice:  
Make a list of everything you think you need. And then one by one, write, "I don't need ______, I only need the conscious awareness of the 'I AM'."  Once you have God, you have everything you need.  Once you have the conscious awareness of Love, you need nothing.  Feel the presence that you are, and know This to be the all.  

Jun 29, 2021
The Most Powerful Meditation Practice
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Today's Quote:

"Become watchful of your physical body: watch yourself walking, watch yourself eating, watch yourself running, talking, listening. Watch. And through watching you will see you are different from the physical body. Because the watcher cannot be the watched, the observer cannot be the observed, the seer cannot be the seen, the knower cannot be the known. 

Watch the physical body, and the second body will arise.  It is there-- but you will start feeling it, you will start recognizing it, it will start penetrating you.  This is the first step of meditation: watch the physical body.  Then the second step, and the last, is: watch the bliss body. Watch your celebration, watch you joy, watch your silence , watch your ecstasy and then you will suddenly see that the watcher cannot be the watched: "Ecstasy is there, but I am far away from it. Bliss is there, but I am the knower of it."  - Osho

Today's Practice:

Watch that body. Watch it like you're watching someone else. Watch it like you're watching a movie about someone else.  And then watch the Love that bubbles up. Watch It closely, and then see if you can see the watcher. Can you watch the watcher? What is aware?  Stay with this. Keep watching the body and mind, and watch what happens! No-thing is the same. ;) 

Jun 28, 2021
Look Over the Thought's Shoulder
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Today's Quote: "Your thoughts will be okay without you.  Rest." - Jaiya John

Today's Practice: Sit formally for 5-10 minutes and as thoughts come, look over their shoulder. Look past and beyond each thought.  And wait in the silence until the next one comes... and then look over its shoulder.  Rinse and repeat.  :) 

Jun 25, 2021
Bless Everyone You Meet
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Today's Quote: "If God is the center of your life, no words are necessary.  Your mere presence will touch hearts." - St. Vincent Depaul 

Today's Practice: Silently bless everyone you meet on your path.

Feel Love inside while you look at people. 

Feel the Love that you are, where you see people.  

Be still and know (feel) the Kingdom of Love, where the eyes register the world.  

I find that holding 'others' in the Light, keeps 'me' in the Light, consciously. This Light dissolves the concepts of 'other', and 'me'... revealing the Truth that right where we appear to be, there's only this Light, shining. Only this one Light.  Just One Love appearing as you, as me, as everything.

Jun 24, 2021
The Quickest Way
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Today's Quote: "There is no other God than this sense of presence. And I Am this sense of presence. Understanding this with conviction, is the quickest way."  
- Nisargadatta Maharaj 

"Going within isn't a direction, it's a dimension." - Sadhguru 

Today's Practice:  Return to this mantra repeatedly, today-- "I Am this Presence".  There is only Presence, here.  You aren't becoming aware of the 'Now',  because you ARE the now.  You aren't becoming aware of Presence. You ARE Presence. You aren't becoming aware of Love.  You ARE Love.  And this can be your lived experience, with eyes opened during the day. But you have to practice it every morning. 

Jun 23, 2021
Swag Surfin' Through Love
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Today's Quote:  "This Love is not a human love. It's not limited love. It's not changing love. But a Love so strong that it can overcome the sense of anything unlike God.  A fierce Love, a Love that refuses to be submerged in the confusion of this world. A Love perhaps born of strife, of pain.  An ecstasy born of agony.  But It's so strong that an individual can say, 'I am that Spirit of God and no other.  No one can convince me of sin. Nothing can move me out of this knowledge that I Am That I Am.'   That Love pulsing through you will give you the strength." -Herb Fitch from his Mount Hood Talks

Today's Practice: Rock negative thoughts away. When you're swaying in Love, the negative thoughts are seen to be unreal, even when they seem to be playing. Rock and know that only Love is (t)here.  Today, whenever you get a chance, rock back and forth (left to right, right to left) and become aware of what you feel in your body.  Love. Peace. Feel this Love. Be Love.  

Jun 22, 2021
How Grace Works
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Today's Quote:  "When you run alone it's called a race, but when God runs with you, it's called Grace." - Unknown

Today's Practice: Recognize that all this life you've been running, hard... right next to a train that's running in the same direction.  Get on it. Sit down. REST. RELAX. Take a load off.  Breathe. Smile.  You're being carried.  Feel LOVE for this realization.  Don't get off this train. Take the mantra, "I am on the train." Smile. Be. Love.  

Jun 21, 2021
How to Pray
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Today's Quote: "When prayer becomes habit, miracles become your lifestyle". - Unknown

Prayer is defined here not as words, but as union with Love, with the One Presence.

Today's Practice: Feel Peace inside, and know It as your true Self.  Know It as the Self of everyone and everything. There is only this Peace, this Love.  And when you're in touch with That, conscious of It, miracles become commonplace.  Relax and know that the felt Presence of God, of Love, is true prayer.  

Jun 18, 2021
Love is Always (T)here to Feel
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Today's Quote: 

"Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of Presence. "- Unknown via IG 

Today's Practice: 

Just like air is always there to breathe, Love is always (t)here to feel... to Be. Take a conscious breath and know it as Love. Know the air as Love. Fill yourself with Love. Feel Love. Be Love. 

Jun 17, 2021
The Light Has Come
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Today's Quote: "The Light has come. The Light has come. You are healed and you can heal. The Light has come. You are saved and you can save. You are at peace, and you bring peace with you wherever you go. Darkness and turmoil and death have disappeared. The Light has come.  

Today we celebrate the happy ending to your long dream of disaster. There are no dark dreams now. The Light has come. Today the time of Light begins for you and everyone.  It is a new era in which a new world is born.  The old one has left no trace upon it in its passing. Today we see a different world, because the Light has come. " - A Course in Miracles 

Today's Practice: Relax your body, feel that lightness in your Being. Be that lightness. Be Light.  

Jun 16, 2021
Listen for the Feeling of Love
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Today’s Quote: "Shift your attention from words to silence and you will hear.”
- Nisargadatta Maharaj 

Today’s Practice: Try saying and thinking nothing negative for the next 24 hours and watch your life change. 

Today, whenever you are met with a challenge in your external environment or even just challenging thoughts that won’t let you be great, STOP.  Close your eyes, and listen within.  Listen like you’re listening for a sound you can’t hear.  Thoughts may come, but simply return to listening.  It will seem like nothing is happening, but trust me. God is in that silence. God is that silence. That silence is Love and It’s healing your thoughts (shifting them to the positive, as a natural side effect) and your world. But you have to let It. You have to surrender to this silence, to this Love. I call it listening for the feeling of Love.  Do this with me today. And watch what happens. 



Jun 15, 2021
You Don't Have to Believe, You Just Have to Be-Love
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Today's Quote:

"Namaskar yourself into peace
Namaskar yourself into love
Namaskar yourself into union
Let us put our hands together and unite the world
May you unfold your being with folded hands

Namaskar is the simplest form of yoga, which as we know means union. Try putting your hands together, bringing both palms together in proper alignment and looking at someone or something with loving attention. In three to five minutes, you will begin to harmonize." 

-Sadhguru, 'Karma' 

Today's Practice:

Namaskar yourself into Love. Stay (t)here. 

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, upset, angry, or fearful today, find a place where you can be alone, and use your body like an antenna for the Divine.  Bow your head, close your eyes and fold your hands in front of you. Feel the Peace that washes over you. Hear how the thoughts quiet down.  Then bring that Love you found within OUT into the world.  Look out at the room you're in FROM the feeling of Love. The room is appearing in the Love that you are.  The room IS Love. 

If you aren't able to remove yourself and find somewhere private, take this posture internally. Feel into the Love inside that is (t)here, no matter what that body is doing or not doing.  And then, watch what happens!!! 

Jun 14, 2021
Preview: A Little Birdie
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I’m a viral website creator, spiritual messenger, and NAACP Image Award nominated and best selling author.  I've been The Dr. Oz Show's resident beauty expert since 2013 with features in Forbes, People, Essence, Teen Vogue, Black Enterprise, and The Breakfast Club. I'm also a mother of 2, a sister, a daughter, a friend. I am you. You are me.

Ten years ago, I went on a round-the-world spiritual journey from Jerusalem to Spain to India to Brazil to Africa, meditated daily for hours, read almost 600 books (from Advaita Vedanta to Bhakti Yoga to Christian Mysticism to Sikhism to Sufism), only to find Peace, Love, God inside.  Now, this Love is all that's left.

186 days ago, today, I began rising before the sun, for life... for Peace... in service to Love. And Nothing is the same.

Between 5 and 7am, I don’t have to be Mommy. I don’t have to be Nikki. I don’t have to be CurlyNikki. I can just... BE. And this BEing is presently manifesting as this service, this podcast, for you!

Wake up with me, subscribe, and share with your friends! I'll see you on June 14th! 

May 31, 2021