Haiku ~ 4/20/15 & Confirmation


Sun rises in morn

A brand new day to explore

All that is good here


Lorrie ❤


As I wake to this new day, starting a new week, I ponder the choices I have to make.  It is clear that the first choice is always, “How am I thinking!”  The rest of the day is shaped, molded, by these beginning thoughts.

Ernest Holmes, in ‘Science of Mind’ said that doctors should never ask their patients, “How do you feel?”  They should always ask, “How are you thinking?”

This was a basic tenet for me the first time I was able to put my disease into remission.  Instead of waking and examining the physical body for pain, stiffness, or lack, I would wake and set my “thoughts” on good, beautiful, positive beliefs.

A few weeks ago I shared this with an 80 year old man who lives in my community.  The other day he almost tripped trying to get to me.  He told me that he really thought about what I said and that he realized that his thoughts are very negative.  He said he always expects bad things to happen.

For the past two weeks he has really been trying to be aware of his thoughts and to change them from negative to positive.  He said, “Lorrie, it is so amazing!!  Within 15 minutes I can completely feel a difference!”  His excitement was so wonderful to witness!

Imagine that!  An 80 year old man who never thought about how he thinks.  It speaks to my belief that most people have no idea how negative they are!

So this post is dedicated to being aware of HOW we think.  I believe that we can change our world and in the process change THE world!

Every day I wake and my first thought is, “How are you thinking?”

How are YOU thinking?

Lorrie ❤

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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

59 thoughts on “Haiku ~ 4/20/15 & Confirmation

  1. Love this story, Lorrie! I am thankful for the reminder of how easy it can be to slip into accepting that a particular way of experiencing is all there is…



  2. Hello Lorrie, great to see the shift in ourselves and others. I definitely set the intention of love and gratitude daily. I call my mind the great empty space of loving creativity. People may still express themselves in negative ways, yet we are no longer attached to their thoughts and actions. I like to call it living in the divine presence of who we truly are when we wake up to having no attachment to anything negative, everything becomes brighter, more loving, and definitely more peaceful. Great to “see” this place in your heart expressed so fully and I heart you back! Love Robyn


    1. Oh…dear Heart to Heart Robyn!! I love seeing a comment by you…I always know that the energy that surrounds it will be clear, and pure, and full of love! Thank you for being here and for adding your beautiful words and energy to my space! I remain a sister in love ❤


  3. You ARE an angel, my friend. Your words bring a smile to my face. I’m very happy for your new friend, it’s amazing how you can inspire people! ❤
    Things are going a bit astray from where I wanted them to go but I'm determined to work hard this time! 😀
    Love and hugs! ❤


    1. I’m so sorry dear friend…I don’t know how I missed this!! Thank you for your beautiful words to me, I so appreciate your kindness and support. And as far as things going astray, they can do that at times can’t they? I believe that everything happens for a reason. We don’t always see the reason right away, but it always moves us to the place we are meant to be. I will send you beautiful energy that will help you 🙂 Best wishes for making things go the way you want them to go! ❤


  4. Dropping in on a back post I didn’t catch
    I think this is amazing, that you got someone to think about their thoughts and the impacts they have.. I would think many do not realise the importance of thought. And how it creates.. Excellent.. I hope all is well with your Laurie..
    Love and Blessings your way..
    Sue ❤


    1. Thanks Sue! It was quite amazing 🙂 I see that I have a theme going here as I just posted another writing about how our thoughts affect our energy! 🙂 I have a few challenges at the moment, but I am staying in positive thoughts!! Hope your world is super ❤

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      1. Hi Laurie, I know, knowing what you do, your thought process will be kept as positive as possible.. and all is well in my world Thank you Laurie.. wishing you challenges to be brief and soon gone… Love and Hugs.. Sue xxx

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  5. Ah, Ernest Holmes and of course A Course In Miracles. Best 2 books going. That can change anyone’s thinking. They are standards on my shelves and then lovely people like you to remind us when we forget. Thank you. How are you thinking today. Wouldn’t that just stop a conversation. 🙂 I’m late but still in the game. Hugs for this.


    1. Hi Marlene 🙂 Giant, giant smile!! Yes, I agree, these two books have been the foundation of all the wonderful changes in my life!! And right now, in this moment, I thank YOU!! I have had a complication from my surgery…a blood clot…and the past few days have been really rough. Thank you so much for your beautiful, perfectly timed message!! I am Blessitude ♡♡♡

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