Monday, November 23, 2015


Ramona welcomed the group and introduced EDDIE CONNER who provided another outstanding guided meditation “Be Kind to Yourself”, otherwise known as “Treehouse”.  Be sure to check out Eddie’s website for information on his Spiritual Peru Trip.  Deadlines are fast approaching.
After group sharing of our “new stories” the opening video was shown – “The Essence of Step 5”.  
Ramona reviewed Abraham’s first 4 steps and the new step 5, as follows:
1.  ASK – Contrast causes asking.
          Do you ever experience contrast?  Source provides us contrast to cause us to send rockets of desire so we can create bigger, better and brighter physical manifestations. 
2.  ALLOW – Source answers by vibrationally assembling everything necessary.
          First, manifest by “going general”. It makes us feel more pure positive energy and provides the Universe with all that is necessary to prepare your manifestation to materialize.
3.  BE AWARE OF EMOTIONS - You find yourself in a vibrational match to what the Vortex has waiting for you.  Always in the direction of alignment.
          When we feel bliss we are in the flow of the Universe’s abundance.  Desperation puts up roadblocks; worrying creates blocks and activates more contrast.  When we vibrate lack we attract lack; when we vibrate joy we attract joy.  Becoming aware of what you say to yourself about yourself, and changing it into positive words can shift us to a higher vibration.  The same words said in different ways can carry different vibrations.
4.  MAINTAIN A RECEPTIVE MODE – More consistently acknowledging the condition hasn’t changed but your alignment has.   It is a matter of having practiced it until you’re consistently there. 
          Align yourself with Source for the sake of aligning, not to make something happen.  Do not become ruffled by what others are living – do an Abe process to soothe yourself about that issue.  Be happy where you are – use an Abe process if needed.  Just be satisfied with what is.  If not familiar with Abe’s processes, a good book to explain them is “Ask and it is Given” by Esther and Jerry Hicks.
5.  ACCEPT CONTRAST - This is the most fun.  Step 5 is WELCOMING CONTRAST. You no longer need to beat yourself up for feeling contrast.  You are sure of where you are and you’re in love with this world of variety.  When a contrasting thing happens, you are able to acknowledge its value.   We are inspired by Source. 
As humans we can choose “from spirit” to enjoy contrast and use it to get back into the vortex.  Condition your core essence to BELIEVE you can have what your heart desires.  Make clear, pure decisions that feel peaceful in your solar plexus to get back into the receiving mode.  Make sure your intention does not carry any attachment – that will make you feel better and put you back in the flow.
The closing video was “PetHorse Becomes Racing Champion”.  
Our next meeting will be our annual Holiday Pot Luck on December 13.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015


After Ramona welcomed members and guests, Eddie Conner (Click Here for Eddie's Website) provided an inspiring meditation to meet our higher self and begin to live a new story. 

If seeing Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, there is no better way to maximize your experience than to go with Eddie on his next tour May 4, 2016. Several past participants have felt the energy of the area and had unusual experiences while on the trip. And many come back with clarity of life. For information click on this link Eddie Conner Peru Trip. 

Here are some references you asked for:

To visit Linda Jo – She would love to have visitors and is recuperating in the Medi Lodge in Wyoming, 2786 56th Street SW.

Ramona’s knees are healing – she is avoiding surgery by using Prolozone Therapy at Born Clinic and physical therapy at Spine and Sport, both in Grand Rapids.

Danielle was inspired by last month’s “What If” exercise – and has developed a Facebook page based on her desire to change attitudes towards immigrants.  Be sure to “Like” her page “Immigrants of Grand Rapids”. 

Heidi mentioned a podcast she listened to – here it is Return to Life.  

The opening video was “You Have to Tell a New Story – Abraham” 

Ramona asked the group “How’s your life going? Are your relationships fulfilling? How is that bank account looking? Do you love your work and feel good about your level of success? If you had a magic wand, what areas of your life would you change?”

What blocks us are outside forces. These outside forces are magnetized to us based on our internal vibrations. There’s always someone who seems to have an opinion about how you should behave. Abraham tells us to remember no matter where you are, right at the very moment, feel happy. You can’t stay on track between where you are and where you want to be if you are using those outside influences to guide you. The only guidance you need comes from Source.

Are there areas of your life that could use some tweaking? Great!  Just tell a new story about each of those areas. Starting right now tell the story of your life the way you want it to be. You want to tell an empowering story that works for you rather than against you.

Ramona provided an example of how she deals with her knee issues. When the pain hits, her first instinct is to be upset and concentrate on the pain and discomfort.  Then she remembers what we all know – find something to feel good about, get out of the way and allow the cells to receive what they are asking for. That is the key to healing. Then she recites Abe’s words “My body knows what to do. Well-Being is natural to me. My Inner-Being is intricately aware of my physical body. My cells are asking for what they need in order to thrive, and Source Energy is answering those requests.”

We need to accept that there is a vibrational version of our story that is different from the version we practice most. They are not the same, and it is probably good they don’t coincide if we are not practicing clear thoughts. If your life isn’t going the way you want, it’s time to start hanging out with your future rather than your past.

We must learn to love ourselves. This will change our lives for the better. It will help us tweak our stories little by little which will result in gradual but meaningful shifts in our lives. Then start telling yourself your new story – the way you want your life to be. Let the old stories be a thing of the past and create a new story. The more you tell your new story, the more you will believe it.

We have billions of beings of intelligence within us. Cells that know what is best for themselves. As they find what’s best for themselves, it’s ultimately what’s best for you unless you are focused upon something unwanted and using that as your excuse to block the flow.

Realize that if we walk around verbalizing someone else’s old story we have made it our own. Thinking about how the Law of Attraction works brings us to the realization that everything you or anyone else is living, everything that is being lived by anyone, is in response to the story they are telling. Period!

Eddie has said that people who come to a Law of Attraction meetup are wanting to improve and break away from their old story and create a new one. Now is the time to do just that.

How do we get rid of those old stories that no longer serve us?  Just stop telling them. Thank them for whatever purpose they served in the past. Then get rid of them, never to be thought of again. Sometimes visualizations help. Place them in a trunk, chain it closed like Houdini, and drop it in the ocean. Or write out the old story on paper, place it crumpled up in a dish, and burn it. Whatever your course of action, you must let go of the old story.

Here are some points of Abraham wisdom to help you create your new story.

You've got to stop talking about how things are if you don't like them and you've got to start talking about how you'd like things to be.

As you imagine and visualize and verbalize your new story, in time you will believe the new story, and when that happens, the evidence will flow swiftly into your experience.

Start telling a better-feeling story about the things that are important to you. Do not write your story like a factual documentary, weighing all the pros and cons of your experience, but instead tell the uplifting, fanciful, magical story of the wonder of your own life and watch what happens. It will feel like magic as your life begins to transform right before your eyes, but it is not by magic.

You can say things like: Only good things come to me... I'll figure it out as I go along... Every time you tell your BETTER_FEELING story, you will feel better, and the details of your life will improve. The better it gets, the better it gets.

There is no right or wrong way to tell your improved story. It can be about your past, present, or future experiences.

Start a notebook or Journal and call it "MY LIFE STORY" and you begin writing Chapter 1: My life story relative to Abundance, and you just fabricate a fabulous fairy tale that is pleasing to you. This is the new virtual me.  Abraham promises you, if you tell that story for just a little while, instead of the story you've been telling. As you begin telling the story differently, it is Abraham’s promise to you that the Universe will back your story up with evidence.

Begin telling the story of your desire. And then add to it the details of the positive aspects that you can find that match those desires. And then embellish your positive expectation by speculating with your good feeling. Wouldn't it be nice if...?

Telling many good-feeling short stories throughout your day will change your point of attraction. Just remember that the story you tell is the basis of your life. So tell it the way you want it to be. Try to hear the story the Source within you sees.

REMEMBER that you came forth to Live Happily Ever After.

Our closing video was Israel Kamakawiwo’ole singing Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World.   

Abraham has this meditative paragraph to assist us in changing our frame of mind to the positive. “Everything I desire flows to me easily and joyfully. I make feeling good the most important thing and I am getting really good at keeping my vibration high by choosing thoughts that feel good. I am filled with appreciation, always looking for more to appreciate and enjoy. I love my life. I love myself. I love my family and friends. I’m a magnet for amazing prosperity, vibrant good health and loving relationships. I am a successful, confident, prosperous, loving, generous, happy person.”

Our last meeting of the year will be November 23, and our Holiday Pot Luck is scheduled for Sunday, December 13.  Hope all of you can make it to both.


Monday, September 14, 2015


Ramona welcomed members and guests and asked new members to introduce themselves.
Eddie Conner (Click Here for Eddie's Website) could not be with us but provided an inspiring recorded meditation.

Members shared their pure experiences based on LOA experiences from the past.
The opening video was “You can be do or have anything” 
The evening’s topic was an exercise based on the book “What If It All Goes Right” by Mindy Audlin. The subject is similar to an Abraham-Hicks process or law they refer to as “Wouldn’t it be nice if…”  
The author asks if we have areas in our lives where we feel stuck in a cycle that isn’t giving us the results we want. What if we saw those “stuck” areas from a new perspective?  She explains that this process helps us navigate the dark waters of our minds. The question “What if?” carries the power to create or to destroy. It can carry the key to inspiration, or it can be the birthplace of our greatest fears.  It is our choice.  Think of the possibilities if we transformed every complaint, challenge and heartache into inspiring possibilities for a better reality.
“What if” thoughts can move us in two directions – up or down. Humans often focus on the “What if” DOWN thoughts. What if I make a mistake? What if I fail?  Humans have a unique ability to focus on the negative. The good news is we can change our thoughts to focus on the positive by focusing on “What if” UP thoughts. These are fun, easy, what if it works, what if I can make it happen types of thoughts. What if” UP thoughts cause the initial idea to grow and thrive.
There are areas in our lives that tend to make us think “What if” DOWN thoughts. The first step is to identify these areas and start exploring “What if” UP thoughts instead. Directing our thoughts on possibilities that generate a sense of joy and excitement, the feelings are electromagnetic in nature and can be measured scientifically. Studies are starting to show that shifting our electromagnetic signature could, on a quantum level, influence our reality at an atomic level. That is a scientist’s way of saying that our thoughts can change our reality, and they do so by changing the atoms that comprise our physical bodies. Have you ever thought you not feeling well? The more you think it, the worse you feel, physically. That is our electromagnetic signature changing the atoms in our bodies.
Here are the basics of the process:
Step One - Identify a challenge of idea
Step Two – Take note of how you approach the idea or challenge. What are your first thoughts? Are you considering the worst case scenarios (What if DOWN) or are you seeking possibilities and taking inspired action (What if UP).
Step Three – What if UP!  Challenge yourself to mentally expand possibilities beyond what you believe to be possible.
Consider the following:
What if this is easy?
What if I really let myself have fun?
What if an idea comes that really changes my life?
What if I have a major breakthrough on this matter?
What if there are people out there who really want to help me?
Allow yourself to be ridiculous!!!
Ramona led an exercise called “The Black Dot Exercise”. Each person was given a page with a big black dot on it. Instructions are to use your imagination to see other things the black dot could be. Allow yourself to be ridiculous and imagine at least ten things the black dot could be. Be brave and bold. Have fun and think outside your current belief system. Was this exercise easy? Fun? Imaginative? Fluid? Light feeling? Did you notice that the more ideas you had, the easier they started coming?  Our imaginations are a mental muscle that when used more frequently the greater an asset it becomes for us.
There are (at least) three things that can make our lives more difficult. The author highlights these and calls them “Havoc Breaking Habits”. 
One – Worry.  This is a common symptom of an imagination when it is not vibrating high, as on a High Flying Disc. It is allowing our imaginations to build a future that is the opposite of what we truly want.
Two – Preparing a worst case scenario plan.  What if you do not prepare for the worst case?  What if instead of developing a worst case scenario plan, you identify the fears that are popping up and create empowering alternatives for them?
Three – Bad Storytelling.  Drop the old story NOW! What if “upping” is vision therapy for the mind? In Abraham-Hicks terms, this would be called “Tell a New Story”. Imagination ignites good, new ideas.  It spits out the ideas; wisdom provides the feedback.
Ramona led a second exercise directing us to write down anything we would love to have happen. Make it fun. Be outrageous. Vibrate, think, radiate, and visualize way outside the box. Then volunteers stated their desires and the group offered the volunteer “What if” UP statements to raise the volunteer’s vibration and move them up Abraham’s Emotional Guidance Scale.  Closing, Ramona asked the group “does your vision for the future feel joyful or daunting?” If this exercise feels good, you are in the “What if” UP. Be sure to stay around “What if Up” people who are tuned in, tapped in and turned on!
The closing video was Johanna channeling Aretha Franklin!  

Another great video of Johanna on Good Morning America can be viewed HERE.  What if you join us for our next meeting and feel ten times better than you did when you walked in? That is a promise!
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Monday, August 10, 2015


Ramona opened the meeting by welcoming guests and asking for updates and successes since the last meeting.

Eddie Conner (Click Here for Eddie’s Website) provided a bell-ringing meditation to help us believe that we are grounded, safe and all is well.

What is doubt? It’s an indicator of a contradictory thought. We have to replace that thought with the thought we want. But how do we remove doubt? It’s simple – just stop thinking that thought!

Abraham says don’t call it doubt – call it a contradictory thought, or self sabotaging in the opposite direction of what I am wanting.  Then say “Thank you” to that thought for letting you know that it helped you realize it was taking you in the opposite direction of what you really want. Now you know what you really do want. Abe actually wants us to feel the doubt or negative emotion because that is how we know we are in opposition of who we have become and we always feel better when we turn it around.

Esther and the speed bumps.  Esther tells the story of when she and Jerry would drive the “monster bus” from location to location. Esther would drive it, and occasionally the wheels would run across those little bumps that divide the lanes or are on the side of the road.  They alert drivers that they might be straying out of their lane or even off the road. They don’t mean we are bad drivers. They simply are telling us we could be on a better place on the road. For Esther, this meant she could focus better.

Doubt is similar to those little bumps. When we are feeling contradictory energy, it simply means how we are focused versus how Source within us is focused. Source is letting us know we could direct our thoughts in a better way.

Do not stand in fear of what could happen. There are two possibilities – wanted and unwanted.  Some of us worry about really letting ourselves go for it (imposed thoughts of the past, opinions of others, etc.). This is a fear created by our thinking that their opinions and thoughts are ours as well. Remember they are not our thoughts. Remember that all is well. Others fear that if it comes to us it will go away again. Remember, once it comes and we’ve tasted the sweetness of having it, we will like that feeling and not only will it not go away, but more like it will come to us. We will never be deprived of it as long as we understand that we understand we hold the key to it by our alignment. So remember - Don’t talk yourself out of doubt – talk yourself into believing!  

Ramona reviewed the Emotional Guidance Scale as discussed thoroughly in chapter 22 of “Ask and it is Given” by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Doubt is far down the list. In order to get ourselves up into the High Flying Disc area, we cannot jump from the bottom of the scale to the top. We must take steps. As we take these steps we must raise our vibration and desire to keep our feelings high. Doing so will move us up the scale. When we are in the HFD area, keeping our thoughts and feelings in the upper portion of the list is imperative to keep us aligned with Source.  

We get in our own way when we complain or worry about what we do or do not want. Source sees the path clearly for us and wants us to have fun along the path. And it’s a long path. But if we are unhappy where we are, we cannot get over to where we want to be. We’ve asked for it, we are summoning it, but we have our shield up like an umbrella. We deflect what we want with habits of thought such as unworthiness, lack of readiness, being in a bad mood, being angry at ourselves or someone else. We need to get over it.

What can we do to remove the doubt? First, go general. If a subject has no resistance, that is a good place to think about. For example if you love butterflies, think about them to feel good. Also a Focus Wheel is a good exercise (process #17 in “Ask and it is Given”). It softens our negative thoughts until we feel better about our new perspective. There is an app available for mobile phones.

Another exercise is to write down the belief you want to get rid of and follow it by the new current one you want to cultivate within yourself, whether or not it has materialized. What is important is that the new beliefs feel great to you.

People ask Abraham “How do you get rid of doubt?” Abraham answers “Before it starts!” Sounds easier than it is. But if you are having trouble getting rid of the doubt, here’s something you can try. As you sleep tonight you will automatically reset yourself. Upon awakening, soothe yourself better so that doubt doesn’t get a foothold that day. Find a good feeling place. Care more about yourself than the emails that greet you; more about yourself than tending to the needs of others; just care more about yourself!  Make it a habit – the more you do this the easier it gets.

Focus on the Frequency of Joy, Passion, Appreciation and Adoration. Write regular gratitude lists for the joy of it. Gratitude pulls beauty from your daily life experiences. Be grateful for the life lessons you learn and good will come back to you.

Don’t get out your lists of unfulfilled things or things to do. Instead keep your eyes open and notice what this resetting of your vibrational climate had accomplished for you. It will be noticeable.

The closing video was "Abraham Hicks – Funny Compilation –For Abe Fun Lovers."

Our next meeting will be September 14. Hope to see you there.