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Angel “G” and How to See

Thanks for angels walking alongside us on this earth! Such was my encounter on New Year’s Eve. The deli guy handed John and me a pound of turkey and as I was about to hand him a Pause 4Decisions card, his phone rang and I missed him! Moseying on, I paused in my mind and heard to place a Pause 4 Decisions card on the counter and he would find his New Year’s blessing when he turned around. So this I did!

No sooner did I turn the corner I heard a voice speak out, “I’d recognize that card anywhere.” I turned around and no one was there until a jolly character came from out of nowhere. I said, “The 4 Decisions card”? “Yes”, he said, “that green and white card”. “How do you know about The 4 Decisions” I asked. He went on to explain that he had a heart attack last July and the hospital where he received treatment uses the practice of Pause For Inspiration and The 4 Decisions as part of their program. I asked him if he found the practice helpful and he shared that he found The 4 Decisions to be calming and it helps him to connect to his Higher Power.

I thanked him for being my angel that evening as I needed a bit of Inspiration. He said, “Me, your angel”? “Yes, you my angel” I exclaimed. “I needed your presence and sharing. You are an answered prayer”! At that point we introduced ourselves and met up with John in the OJ aisle.

And there we were, the three of us, laughing in the Pause. We are one another’s angels ~ in the midst of everyday life ~ even right there in the grocery store.

Thankful I paused and shared the Pause card instead of thinking I had missed my opportunity. You see, and the practice of Pause For Inspiration is focused on seeing truly, there was a Bigger Plan that I was not aware of – Meeting Angel “G”. Thank you, Angel “G”.


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Consolation in Grief

Finding The Pause in your mind is a reliable practice for “being with” whatever you are experiencing so as not to push away, project or deny your inner experience. Acceptance of an experience of pain and suffering lends itself to consolation, leaving you free to live the next moment. Pause, Step Back, Step Aside and Let Inspiration Guide . . . these are “The 4 Decisions”.

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Encounter Love

Your True Self is true because it is not focused on this me-character. Looking at one’s me-character is helpful until it is not helpful. We often try to fill the void of self-absorption by focusing more on the self (the ego) which can increase the experience of being self-absorbed and empty. Take your focus off of your self and open to encountering the presence of Love in another. Now, where’s that void?

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Inspiration Works at Work!

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Bo and Craig paused and decided it is a better work day when they are willing to Pause, Step Back, Step Aside and Let Inspiration Guide! Why not Pause? You just might have one Inspired thought that changes how you see things and people and yourself differently.In business it can mean the difference between a satisfied customer or a dissatisfied customer, a deal or no deal. It can be the difference between hating your job and enjoying your job. Working in the Pause! Try it and see for yourself.

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Miracle Sighting at St. Marys

Oh, the things Inspiration shows us when we are willing to see.

Hard to believe that this felt like the first time I may have truly seen my mother. I think my mother looked into my eyes and truly saw me many times in my life, but I looked away. And when we look away from LOVE, we don’t see what is truly there to see. And when we look away from Inspiration, we miss out on being seen truly.


  • “Let your mind be a clean slate” is the point of pause at the end of the 2nd of The 4 Decisions:  “The decision to get out of my own way.”
  • Is there someone today who could use for you to see them truly? Are  you willing to be seen truly today?
  • The 4 Decisions is a practice in being willing to see and be seen. Such is “in-sight”.

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